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Roland Hanna with George MrazSir Elf Plus 1 ... LP LP format
Choice, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A really great setting for pianist Roland Hanna – a player who always sparkles in a solo setting, but works here with just a bit of bass on the side! The record features duets between Hanna's piano and the bass of George Mraz – but most tracks feature Roland really leading things off, with those flowing lines that are filled with creative imagination – in a style that could only be dubbed Hanna-like, as so few players could ever handle it so well! The addition of bass makes for some nice subtle touches that shape the tunes in gentle ways – and titles include "Majorca", "Yesterdays", "Meeting Of The Minds", "What Does It Matter", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Inner City pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Roland HannaThis Must Be Love ... CD CD format
Audiophile/Progressive, New Copy ... Around April 15, 2015
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New Carol Sloane with Roland Hanna & George MrazSpring Is Here (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
All Art/Muzak (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Carol Sloane works here with just the piano of Roland Hanna and the bass of George Mraz – a very open setting that really lets her open up on vocals! The album's relatively understated, but at a level that allows Sloane to show a deeply skilled approach to the material – a level of inflection on the lyrics that rivals the best of Sarah Vaughn in a similar small group mode – really pushing each individual word and phrase with a highly jazzy sensibility! If you've never heard Sloane's powers as a singer, this is the record to really win you over – as it's one of her most expressive. Titles include "Summertime", "When I Fall In Love/Body & Soul", "Teach Me Tonight", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Love Is Here To Say", "Spring Is Here", and "Just In Time". CD
 
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Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Trio/Muzak (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's quite different than her later R&B-inflected sides from the late 70s – very soaring and spiritual work, delivered in a way that set a whole new standard for jazz at the time! Backing is by a small combo with brothers Ron and Cecil Bridgweater, plus Roland Hanna on acoustic and electric piano, George Mraz on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums and percussion – but the star of the set is always Dee Dee, who sparkles beautifully on the album's classic versions of "Afro Blue" and "Little B's Poem" – both of which have been redone by many other singers over the years. Other great cuts include "People Make The World Go Round", "Love From The Sun", and "Love Vibrations". CD

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Duke Ellington OrchestraDigital Duke ... CD CD format
GRP, 1987. Used ... $3.99
Guest performers include Branford Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Noris Turney, Britt Woodman & Roland Hanna. CD

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Recorded Live On Tour ... LP LP format
Glad Hamp, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Lionel Hampton with a very hip group – featuring Eddie Pazant on tenor, Virgil Jones on trumpet, Roland Hanna on piano, and Calvin Newborn on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Charles MingusMingus Dynasty ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1960. Very Good- ... $28.99
Brilliant work by Mingus – recorded right around the same time as his legendary Mingus Ah Um album for Columbia! The group features some of Mingus' best sidemen – like Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, John Handy, and Roland Hanna – and the tracks have that wild mix of emotion, tight composition, and freewheeling soloing that made Mingus' late 50's output so compelling. Includes "Diane", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Far Wells, Mill Valley". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cove rhas some wear and seam splitting, with a couple of small stains on the back.)

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Ray NanceBody & Soul ... LP LP format
Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
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
(Cover has light wear and an Audition Copy stamp in the gatefold.)

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New York Jazz QuartetNew York Jazz Quartet In Concert In Japan ... LP LP format
Salvation, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great set by one of the more obscure groups to record for the CTI/Motown subsidiary Salvation – a great quartet that features Frank Wess on soprano sax and flute, Roland Hanna on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. The group play in a mode that really pushes past that of Hanna and Wess' regular work – with Frank blowing in a more soulful, open style than usual; and Roland playing in a more rhythmic, slowly swinging kind of style. Tracks are long and open – with lots of space – but they manage to groove with a really subtle approach, thanks to some excellent bass work from Carter. Titles include "Little Waltz", "Well You Needn't", "Introspection", and "Mediterranean Seascape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Carol SloaneSophisticated Lady (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
All Art/Muzak (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $24.99
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

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Joe WilliamsPresenting Joe Williams And Thad Jones Mel Lewis (purple cover) ... LP LP format
Solid State, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
A funky big band album, recorded by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, with the great Joe Williams on vocals! The record is one of the most sought-after by the team – probably because it includes the hard breakbeat version of "Get Out of My Life Woman" that's been sampled often over the years. (Actually, hasn't every version of it been sampled by someone?) The other tracks are pretty funky, too, with nice soul groovers like "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Woman's Got Soul", and "How Sweet It Is". Players include Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell, Jerome Richardson, and Roland Hanna – and the Jones/Lewis group is at the height of its hipness here! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Pepper AdamsEphemera ... LP LP format
Spotlite/Zim, 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Titles include "Quiet Lady", "Patrice", "Hellure", "Bouncing With Bud", and "Ephemera". LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie HubbardWithout A Song – Live In Europe 1969 ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Previously-unheard material from Freddie Hubbard – great live sides recorded in Europe during 1969, all with a stretched-out sound that really points the way to some of Freddie's growth in the 70s! The feel here is a bit like Hubbard's excellent Hub Of Hubbard album recorded for MPS around the same time – tracks that have a very spacious sound, much more so than some of his late 60s studio work – but which also are free of the electric modes that Freddie would begin to use at CTI. The balance is almost a bit like that of Hubbard's excellent post-electric sides of the early 80s, but with even more bite at times – played by a killer quartet that features Roland Hanna on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include "Space Track", "Without A Song", "Hub Tones", "The Things We Did Last Summer", "Body & Soul", and "Blues By Five". CD

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New Ron CarterAll Blues ... LP LP format
CTI, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Ron Carter's best from the 70s – a hip and subtle effort recorded for CTI, with a small group that includes Joe Henderson on tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, and Billy Cobham on drums! Henderson's tenor work dominates the album, and the long tracks really let him snake around mightily – blowing with that dark edge that we totally love, and taking the record in much different directions than some of Carter's other albums. Richard Tee also plays electric piano on the title "117 Special" – and other tunes include "A Feeling", "All Blues", "Rufus", and "Will You Still Be Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of sticker residue. Labels have a bit of pen and marker.)

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New John Handy IIIIn The Vernacular ... LP LP format
Roulette, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't pass this up! Although John Handy made some weak pop/soul jazz LPs in the 70's, his early work for Roulette is stellar, and long overlooked by jazz collectors. Recorded right around the time that he was working with Mingus and Randy Weston. Modernist alto playing, but with a warm soulful sound, and a great deal of imagination. Sharp sharp tones, like the best of Jackie McLean's hard bop work, and excellent accompaniment by Roland Hanna, Roy Haynes, and the great Richard Williams. Hard to find, and you can bet it won't be reissued any time soon! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear, a peeled mark from sticker removal, some small pieces of tape, and half-split top and bottom seams.)

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New Stanley TurrentineLook Of Love ... LP LP format
Blue Note, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily 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
(Liberty pressing. Cover has split seams and some pen on back.)

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New Ron CarterAll Blues (remastered edition) ... CD CD format
CTI, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Ron Carter's best from the 70s – a hip and subtle effort recorded for CTI, with a small group that includes Joe Henderson on tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, and Billy Cobham on drums! Henderson's tenor work dominates the album, and the long tracks really let him snake around mightily – blowing with that dark edge that we totally love, and taking the record in much different directions than some of Carter's other albums. Richard Tee also plays electric piano on the title "117 Special" – and other tunes include "A Feeling", "All Blues", "Rufus", and "Will You Still Be Mine". This CTI 40th Anniversary edition was remastered using the original analog tapes. CD

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New Mingus DynastyLive At Montreux ... CD CD format
Atlantic/Collectables, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Mingus Dynasty is a mighty great one – a lineup of players who both worked with Charles Mingus, and who were shaped by his genius – working together here in a septet format that recalls all the sharp, vibrant energy of Mingus in his classic years! Most tunes are originals by Charles – and the group features bold horn lines from Joe Farrell on tenor, Randy Brecker on trumpet, and Jimmy Knepper on drums – plus piano from Roland Hanna, drums from Billy Hart, and two different bassists – Aladar Pege and Mike Richmond – both working at once, to rival the power of Mingus on his own! Tracks are all longish – and titles include great versions of "Haitian Fight Song", "Ysabel's Table Dance", "Better Git Hit In Your Soul", "Fables Of Faubus", and "Consider Me Oh Lord". CD

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New Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music/Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD CD format
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of 70s giants from Charles Mingus – some of his best material of the decade! First up is Let My Children Hear Music – one of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert is a wonderful set – a double-length album that's great all the way through! Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
 
 
 



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