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Wardell Gray & Dexter Gordon/Tony ScottChase & The Steeplechase ... CD
Decca/Membran (Germany), 1952/1953. Used ... $8.99
A classic bit of aggressive bop from the team of Wardell Gray and Dexter Gordon – famous in the LA scene for their fierce playing in competitive cutting contests! The album features the classic long reading of "The Chase", cut by Gordon and Gray at a GNP concert in 1952 – backed by the similar "Steeple Chase", which grooves out in a similar format – with very long tenor solos. The rest of the group features Conte Candoli on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, Bob Tucker on piano, and Don Bagley on bass. The second part of the CD features classic early work from Tony Scott – a set of clarinet tracks performed with a quartet – featuring Dick Katz on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Sid Bulkin on drums. The style's a great mix of bop and swing – in that mode that Tony always brought to his best work of the time, and which pushed an understanding of the clarinet in jazz long past the swing years. Titles include the original "Homecoming", "Sweet Loraine", "Goodbye", and "Swootie Patootie". CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinBlues For Harvey (Steeplechase) ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Griffin's best European recordings of the 70s! Like a number of the contemporaneous releases by older American reedmen on the Steeplechase label, this one has the leader as the main soloist in a small group setting that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Mads Vinding on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. The tracks are long, and Griffin plays with an intensity that recalls some of his earlier recordings on Jazzland – made all the more striking, given the freer setting of the record. Tracks include "That Party Upstairs", "Alone Again", and "Soft and Furry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early pressing – with black and white cover.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Red MitchellI Concentrate On You – A Tribute To Cole Porter (Steeplechase) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Konitz plays alto, and Mitchell plays bass and a bit of piano – on titles that include "I Love You", "Night & Day", "I Love Paris", "Love For Sale", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
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Bill BarronBill Barron Live At Cobi's ... CD
Steeplechase (Netherlands), 1988. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Some of the last recordings ever made by the late tenor great Bill Barron – and some of the best as well! The CD presents previously unheard live recordings from Cobi's nightclub – a late 80s New York club where Barron played often upon his return from the European scene in the years before his death – and an extremely comfortable setting that let Bill stretch out on long tenor solos, in a style that's quite different than a lot of his studio work for other labels. There's still a very modern feel to the work – especially in Barron's tone – but the tunes also have a solidly inventive solo approach, one that rivals that of classic live recordings by Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins. The group's a quartet with Fred Simmons on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and most tracks stretch out for quite some length, dominated by Barron's beautiful solos. Titles include Kenny Barron's "Row House" and "Voyage", and Bill's own "Until Further Notice", "This One's For Monk", and "Easy Does It". CD

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✨✧ Gary BartzReflections Of Monk – The Final Fronteer ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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Paul BleyQuestions ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1987. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Cover has a very small tear on the opening.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonIn The Tradition Vol 2 ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Wonderful work from Anthony Braxton – an album that has him playing straight ahead jazz – but at a time when he was also making some of his most complex recordings of the 70s! The approach here is sublime – as Braxton's reputation has ears already anticipating some far-out playing, but then marvel at his restraint – his care for keeping alto and bass clarinet work inside a straight jazz tradition, yet always hinting at the modern inflections he can bring to his music! Tunes are almost all jazz standards, blown beautifully – with a tone that's crisp, cool, and very inviting – surprisingly soulful, and never cold at all – matched well with the rhythm trio of Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. Titles include "Body & Soul", "Donna Lee", "My Funny Valentine" and "Half Nelson". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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Jim Brent/Bruce KaminskyGreensleeves ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has wide clear tape on the seams.)

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George CablesOne For My Baby ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2000. Used ... $14.99
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Brian CharetteBack Up ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Brian Charette's a contemporary organist who's always out to set himself apart from most of the rest – not by forcing any sort of experimental modes on the Hammond, or by trying to race up and down the keys – but just by relaxing into a tune, and really finding a way to deliver a performance that's clear and crisp, yet undeniably soulful! Whereas other younger Hammondists might be driven to work in the territory of the Jimmys – McGriff and Smith – or Jack McDuff – Charette's almost got more of the understated quality of Shirley Scott, especially on a trio date like this. Brian keeps his tone nicely in check – always playing with these round, fully-formed notes – even on material by artists like Larry Young or Joe Henderson – and he's balanced out here by the piano of Henry Hay and drums of Jochen Rueckert, in a way that uses the piano to almost underscore and echo the lines of the organ. Titles include "The Blessing", "Backup", "A Shade Of Jade", "Tadd's Delight", "These Are Soulful Days", and "Dahoud". CD

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Brian CharetteBorderline ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Stanley CowellNo Illusions ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A nicely fresh setting for pianist Stanley Cowell – a record that moves past his more frequent trio format, to feature the longstanding genius in a quartet with Bruce Williams on alto and flute! Williams has a laidback, lyrical tone that seems to bring out a different side in Cowell's music – especially as the album mostly features the pianist's own compositions – a way of building up his sound slowly, with a more quiet-burning version of the spiritual energy of Stanley's youth – yet still with end results that are equally redemptive, and very beautiful overall. The rest of the group features Jay Anderson on bass and Billy Drummond on drums – and Cowell also plays a bit of thumb piano and kyma too. Titles include "Celestial Women", "No Illusions", "Miss TE & O", "Sunlight Shifting", "B Minor Folksong", and "Nostalgia For Homelands". CD

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Ronnie CuberAirplay ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ... $9.99
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✨✧ Albert DaileyThat Old Feeling (with bonus track) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
One of the few 70s albums as a leader from pianist Albert Dailey – a player who was making great magic with Stan Getz at the time, but who also seems to have a completely different voice on his own! Dailey's got a way of being open, joyous, and very creative – but always in a style that's never too familiar, nor ever aping the modes of some of his more famous 70s contemporaries – which creates a very fresh sound to the whole record, that kind of special, stand-alone spirit that maybe graces some of the best of the Japanese-recorded trio dates of the 70s, and a rare few American sessions too. Accompaniment is superb – Buster Williams on bass and Billy Hart on drums – both players with more than enough imagination to both keep up with Dailey's creativity, and augment him in just the right way – on titles that include "Body & Soul", "Yesterdays", "Lover Man", "Music That Makes Me Dance", and "That Old Feeling". CD features the bonus track "Night & Day". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisAll Of Me ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Eddie Davis' best no-nonsense dates from the time – recorded in a quartet with Kenny Drew on piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walter Davis JrScorpio Rising ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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✨✧ Walt DickersonPeace ... CD
Steeplechase (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Great 70s work from one of the most inventive talents on the vibes – the mighty Walt Dickerson! Like some of his other sessions from the time, this album has a beautiful open feel – very sparse and free-ish, but never jumping off the deep end too far into the new thing. There are 2 side-long tracks by the trio, which includes bassist Lyle Atkinson and drummer Andrew Cyrille – and titles include "Universal Peace" and "Chant of Peace", both of which have a wonderful spiritual searching quality throughout! CD also features the bonus track "Warm Up". CD

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Walt Dickerson & Richard DavisDivine Gemini ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Used ... $14.99
A set that has some incredible interplay between the vibes of Walt Dickerson and bass of Richard Davis – both players who've already had a long resume of creative music by the time of this session, yet coming together here in ways that are completely new and fresh! Dickerson's often in the warmer side of his tones – still quite free at points, but never too obtuse – and always with plenty of room for the lovingly soulful sounds of Davis' bass. Titles include "Lucille", "Divine Gemini", "Always Positive", and "Her Intuition". CD

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✨✧ Johnny DyaniAfrika ... CD
Steeplechase (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
One of the more African-styled albums recorded by bassist Johnny Dyani – recorded with a septet that includes extra percussion and steel drums, in a groove that recalls Dyani's best work with British jazz players of the early 70s! The added percussion makes for a much greater emphasis on the rhythmic component of the set than on other Dyani albums for Steeplechase – and the group's augmented by some great work by Charles Davis on alto, and Ed Epstein on both tenor and alto. Titles include "Blame It On The Boers", "Funk Dem Dudu", "Grandmother's Teaching", and "Kalahari Lives". CD features a few bonus tracks as well! CD

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Johnny DyaniMbizo ... CD
Steeplechase (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
One of the last great records by legendary South African bassist Johnny Dyani – recorded here in a piano-less quartet with Dudu Pukwana and Ed Epstein on reeds, and Churchill Jolobe on drums. The overall feel of the session is quite "outside" – with some very free solos from the sax players – but there's also some rhythmic elements that hearken back to Dyani's roots, and which nicely ground the set. Titles include "Dedicated To Mingus", "Dorkay House", and "Musician's Musician". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Dyani QuartetAngolian Cry ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
A strong quartet session from bassist Johnny Dyani – recorded with John Tchicai on sax, Harry Beckett on trumpet, and Billy Hart on drums! The sound on the session is quite "outside" – letting Tchicai and Beckett plenty of room to solo freely – but there's also a soulful component at the bottom of the set, with warm rolling basslines that show that Dyani's still very much in charge of the session, and some great work on drums from Billy Hart. Titles include "Blues For Moyake", "UDF", "Year Of The Child", and "Angolian Cry". CD also features the bonus track "Portrait Of Mosa Gwangwa". CD

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Boulou Ferre QuartetRelax & Enjoy ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Frank FosterHouse That Love Built ... LP
Steeplechase, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Brilliant work from a great player who never stopped growing! After a 70s career laced with some free and spiritual playing, Foster moves back to basics here by teaming up with pianist Horace Parlan and some European rhythm accompaniment – in a set that concentrates on tone, sound, and color! Foster's tenor solos alone seem to carry the album on some tremendously strong and soulful shoulders – and the set's filled with great original compositions that include "John R & Garfield", "The House That Love Built", "Dunbar's Delight", and "Lightly Stroking". LP, Vinyl record album

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