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Roland HannaColors From A Giant's Kit ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2010. Used ... $7.99
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Roland HannaDestry Rides Again ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1959. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A jazz version of a Broadway show, but an especially great one too – and a set that's really quite fresh, given the less familiar nature of the Harold Rome compositions! Hanna's presentation of the material really gets past the roots of the tunes – and he uses the songs as great vehicles for melodic improvisation – working not only in a trio that features George Duvivier on bass and Roy Barnes on drums, but also sometimes with added guitar from Kenny Burrell, who really helps break this one past standard piano trio format! Hanna's bold but lyrical approach is a perfect fit for the tunes – and titles include "Hoop De Dingle", "I Say Hello", "Once Knew A Fella", "That Ring On The Finger", "I Know Your Kind", and "Fair Warning". CD

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Roland HannaNew York Jazz Quartet In Chicago ... LP
Beehive, 1983. Near Mint- ... $16.99
With Roland Hanna on piano, Frank Wess on tenor and flute, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roland HannaTime For The Dancers ... CD
Progressive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
"Dancers" is a word that we don't usually associate with pianist Roland Hanna – given that most of his music has a warmly lyrical groove, and an introspective spirit that might not be right for the dancefloor! Yet there's definitely a bit more bounce here than usual – a loping groove that comes not just from the rhythm work of George Mraz on bass and Richard Pratt on drums – but also from Hanna's own way of blocking out the tunes, which can often have these nice chunks of sound flowing from his hands on the piano – which are then given an extra cascading vibe from the bass of Mraz! The album's one of our favorites from Roland – a masterpiece of understated beauty, and effortlessly soulful – with titles that include "Cheryl", "Flight To Ann's Ville", "Ode To A Potato Plant", "Jed", and "Double Intentions". CD

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✨✧ Carol Sloane with Roland Hanna & George MrazSpring Is Here (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
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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Pepper AdamsReflectory ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from Pepper – with piano by Roland Hanna, bass by George Mraz, and drums by Billy Hart! Titles include "Reflectory", "Etude Diabolique", "Claudette's Way", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Baby LaurenceDance Master ... LP
Classic Jazz, 1959/1960. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Quite an unusual jazz session – one that features lead lines from Baby Laurence, who's a tap dancer and not a musician! The approach sounds odd, but it works surprisingly well – thanks partly to the group who backs Baby up on the different sessions on the record – players who include Paul Quinichette on tenor, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Nat Pierce or Roland Hanna on piano, and Skeeter Best on drums. Laurence's taps are as rhythmic as you might expect, but also carry a bit of a tune as well – enough melodic energy that they work surprisingly well without his dancing as visual accompaniment for the record! Titles include "Buck Dance", "Mall March", "Whispering", "Baby At Birdland", "The Sand", "Ornithology", and "Delila's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie DanielsFirst Prize ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The first album by Eddie Daniels – and loads better than most of his later work! About half the tracks feature Daniels playing clarinet, which is OK – but the best ones have him on tenor, working away in a lyrical modal mode that's really great. The rhythm's by a trio that includes Roland Hanna, Richard Davis, and Mel Lewis – and the album has that oddball soul jazz sound you'll find on other Prestige titles at the time by players like Jaki Byard or Eric Kloss. Titles include "Felicidad", "That Waltz", "Love's Long Journey", and "The Spanish Flee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Paul GonsalvesLove Calls ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A surprisingly great album! At the outset, the set appears to be a snoozy record of late night ballads and blues – but it's actually an incredibly haunting set of tracks that feature two older tenor masters with the youthful soulful genius of Roland Hanna on piano. And while the feel of the tracks is definitely "late night", the tenor interplay is amazing, and filled with subtle little crazy bits that prevent the listener from lapsing into any sort of bluesy reverie. Titles include "The Man With The Horn", "If I Ruled The World", "Don't Blame Me", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $4.99
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 version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD
(Early CBS pressing.)

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✨✧ Heath BrothersAs We Were Saying ... CD
Concord, 1997. Used ... $4.99
A great later set from The Heath Brothers – proof that the family stayed plenty darn hip into their older years! Although issued by Concord, there's a nicely soulful bent to the record – some slightly angular modern moments, inflected with a lot of warmth on the solos – not just from Jimmy Heath on tenor and soprano sax, but also from guest players who include Roland Hanna and Stanley Cowell on piano, Jon Faddis on trumpet, Slide Hampton on trombone, and Mark Elf on guitar. Jimmy Heath's work really makes the album sparkle – and rhythm from Albert Heath on drums and Percy Heath on bass is as rock-solid as ever. Titles include "This Is What It Is", "The Newest One", "Bop Again", "South Filthy", "For Seven's Sake", and "Dave's Haze". CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie HubbardWithout A Song – Live In Europe 1969 ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $6.99
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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Thad Jones & Mel LewisConsummation ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisNew Life ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
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

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✨✧ Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1973. Used ... $4.99
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". CD features the bonus track "Taurus In The Arena Of Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Dynasty (digitally remastered version) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1960. Used ... $3.99
A late 50s classic by the great Charles Mingus – his follow-up to the seminal Mingus Ah-Um, and a set that's got a very similar flavor! As with some of Mingus' best material for Columbia, the album has him working with a slightly larger ensemble, but still holding onto the intensity of his smaller groups from a few years before – a way of merging the voices of saxophonists like Booker Ervin, John Handy, Benny Goldson, and Jerome Richardson – yet still allowing them space to break out with moments of pride and power that really send the whole thing home! This mix of the individual and ensemble is key to the Mingus genius of the period – and is also heard in the work of Roland Hanna on piano, Donald Ellis on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Theodore Cohen on vibes – all of whom work alongside Charles' key drummer of the time, the great Dannie Richmond. Titles include "Diane", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Far Wells Mill Valley" – and a haunting take on "Mood Indigo". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Charles Mingus/Mingus DynastyComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (Reincarnation/Mingus Sounds Of Love/Live At The Theatre Boulogne) (4CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 47.98
A great document of the continuing influence of Charles Mingus in the immediate years after his passing – served up here in a set of Mingus-related groups recording for the Black Saint/Soul Note label! First up is Reincarnation – a very special Mingus Dynasty recording, with a lineup that includes some of the most soulful players from Charles' later group – Ricky Ford on tenor, Richard Williams on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Roland Hanna on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums! Titles include "East Coasting", "Reincarnation Of A Love Bird", "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", and "Ecclusiatics". Mingus' Sound Of Love is a record that definitely lives up to its title – as alums from the Mingus band work together here in a set of fresh changes on classics from the master - titles that include "Celia", "Ysabel's Table Dance", "Caroline", and "Sue's Changes". Group includes Randy Brecker on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, James Newton and Craig Handy on reeds, and Roland Hanna on piano. Last up are two albums comprising a concert performance – Live At The Theatre Boulogne Billancourt in Paris – with a great Mingus-inspired group that includes David Murray and Clifford Jordan on tenors, John Handy on alto, Randy Brecker and Jon Faddis on trumpets, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Jaki Byard on piano! Tracks are quite long – and very much in the Mingus tradition. Four full albums – each in tiny sleeves with the original artwork. CD

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Mingus DynastyLive At Montreux ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1981. Used ... $8.99
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
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Mingus DynastyMingus Dynasty Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Charles Mingus tunes, played by some of the great one's key collaborators from back in the day – a quintet that includes Randy Brecker on trumpet, George Adams on tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums! The format is a bit different than usual for these tracks – not just because the group's a smaller combo, but also because the players use the songs for more personal solo expressions than that sort of unified bold burst you'd hear from Charles first, before the solo passages. Not that this is a problem at all, as the tracks also transform a lot in the process – and move past any conception of a monolithic need to be handled by the composer, and instead find a place in a larger jazz songbook. Adams is especially great in the setting, and Hanna has more bite than usual – and titles include "The Man Who Never Sleeps", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Peggy's Blue Skylight", and "Better Get Hit In Your Soul". CD

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Mingus DynastyMingus' Sound Of Love ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1988. Used ... $8.99
A record that definitely lives up to its title – as alums from the Mingus band work together here in a set of fresh changes on classics from the master - titles that include "Celia", "Ysabel's Table Dance", "Caroline", and "Sue's Changes". Group includes Randy Brecker on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, James Newton and Craig Handy on reeds, and Roland Hanna on piano. CD
Also available Mingus' Sound Of Love ... LP 9.99

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Mingus DynastyMingus' Sound Of Love ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A record that definitely lives up to its title – as alums from the Mingus band work together here in a set of fresh changes on classics from the master - titles that include "Celia", "Ysabel's Table Dance", "Caroline", and "Sue's Changes". Group includes Randy Brecker on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, James Newton and Craig Handy on reeds, and Roland Hanna on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mingus' Sound Of Love ... CD 8.99

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New York Jazz QuartetOasis ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jimmy PonderWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps ... LP
Cadet, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
Although Jimmy Ponder played some hard heavy guitar in his day, this album's a fairly laidback batch of tracks with a dope mellow feel, and larger arrangements in the Cadet style. Bob James did all of the arrangements, and the players include Roland Hanna, Wilbur Bascomb, Hubert Laws, and Montego Joe – which kind of makes for a CTI-ish sound. Tracks include "Funky Situation", "Peace Movement", "25 Or 6 To 4", and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Clark TerryIncomparable Clark Terry ... CD
Candid (UK), 1960/1961/1992/1993. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
A compelling collection of work from the late trumpeter Clark Terry – material from two different slices of his career, brought together in a really illuminating way! The first half of the album features tracks from Terry's early 60s sessions for the Candid label – not just work from his own great album with Seldon Powell and Yusef Lateef on tenor and flute, but also an especially great date with Cecil Taylor on piano, Archie Shepp on tenor, Steve Lacy on soprano, and Roswell Rudd on trombone – really showing Clark holding his own amidst these important modernists! The later work is equally nice – but in a very different way – a mature Terry blowing beautifully in a relaxed live setting, with players who include Seldon Powell on tenor, Jesse Davis on alto, and either Barry Harris, Roland Hanna, or Don Friedman on piano. Titles include "Jumpin Punkins", "Hackensack", "Jive At Five", "The Snapper", "Ow", "Flintstones", "Blues For Rebecca", "Rhythm Ride", and "Naystye Blues". CD

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Sarah VaughanCrazy & Mixed Up ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Very Good ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
 
 



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