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Johnny GriffinJohnny Griffin Sextet ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $5.99
Few people could make a session cook like Johnny Griffin in his early years – and this late 50s sextet date is great proof of that fact! The album's a relaxed, open, almost unstructured set that might be dubbed a "blowing session", were it not for the tightness of the players and the relatively unified feel of the date. Griffin's tenor is very firmly in the lead, and he's very clearly the leader here – helping shape the sound of the group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's some really hard-wailing extended numbers that come across as full-on hardbop workouts – really driving things along as you might guess with a rhythm section like that in action – but other tunes show some more fully-fleshed sounds from the group – that slight undercurrent of modern expression that was always present in Griff's music. Titles include "Johnny GG", "Catharsis", "Stix Trix", and "What's New" – plus a take on "Woody N You" that just has Griffin wailing along with the rhythm section! CD
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Sabalon GlitzUfonic ... CD
Trixie, 1995. Used ... $5.99
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonTotal Eclipse (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant collaboration between vibist Bobby Hutcherson and reedman Harold Land – the first Blue Note album to feature the talents of the pair together, and a stone classic from the very first note! Hutcherson had already been making big waves for the label with his earlier sides – some avant, some soulful, all great – but adding Land's magical tenor and flute to the mix really opens his sound up a lot, and unlocks a lyrical quality in Bobby's music that really points the way to his flourishing years in the 70s! Yet all is not totally sweet – as both Land and Hutcherson maintain an edginess on the record that makes it more of a progression from the "new thing" years than a break – and pianist Chick Corea is on hand, moving through a very similar path in his own music too. Other players include Reggie Johnson on bass and Joe Chambers on drums – and the tracks are nice and long, with that free-wheeling soulful sound that Land seemed to nicely bring to Hutcherson's playing. Titles include "Herzog", "Same Shame", "Maxtrix", "Total Eclipse", and "Pompeian". CD
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✨✧ Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing separately, with backing from a rhythm trio – split into two for each half of the album, with Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes handling side one; and Evans, Tommy Williams, and Art Taylor on side two. Tunes are short, but include deft demonstrations of the solo talents of each player – and titles include "Judy", "Alone Together", "Going, Going, Gong", "Trixie", "This Could Be The Start Of Something", "Georgia On My Mind", "I Concentrate On You", and "Just For A Thrill". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Brand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ VariousPulp Fusion 4 – Fully Loaded ... CD
Harmless (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The latest in this massive series of classic funky jazz – and quite possibly the best! This time round, the selection's a sparkling batch of super-hard grooves, with a lot of excellent cuts that we hardly ever see on vinyl at a nice price. The set kicks off with the amazing breakbeat track "Broasted Or Fried" by Willie Bobo, then leaps into "Gangster Boogie" by Chicago Gansters, "Afro Strut" by The Nite-Liters, "Hunk O Funk" by Jack McDuff, "Matrix" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Miss Funky Fox" by Exit 9, "I'm Not So Sure" by Milt Jackson, and "Easin In" by Edwin Starr. 12 cuts in all – and super funky! CD

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