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Henry JohnsonUnion County Flash ... CD
Trix, 1973. Used ... $12.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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Johnny GriffinJohnny Griffin Sextet ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Punch through barcode & name in pen on booklet cover.)
 
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Luciano Berio/Bruno MadernaAcousmatrix 7 – Electronic Works – Momenti/Thema (Ommaggio A Joyce)/Visage/Le Rire/Invenzione Su Una Voce ... CD
Bvhaast (Netherlands), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
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Dizzy GillespieMatrix – The Perception Sessions (The Real Thing/Portrait Of Jenny/Giants) ... CD
Perception/Castle (UK), 1970/1971. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Excellent funk from Dizzy Gillespie – featuring all 3 of his albums for the legendary Perception label! The Real Thing is an amazing mix of funky jazz, cool rhythms, and some nice Latin-tinged grooves – and it's a stunning representation of the way that Dizzy kept on growing as a musician, long after his bebop years were over. James Moody sits in with some very funky tenor, and Mike Longo is on piano. Tracks include "N'Bani", "Matrix", "Soul Kiss", "Ding A Ling", and "Alligator" – all short, hard, and funky! Next up is Portrait Of Jenny, which has a cool electric feel that you don't really associate with Diz. The whole album has a sly sweet funky sound that's part CTI/part Latin-tinged Dizzy – and the real strength is the great Mike Longo, who plays some amazing stretched out piano lines, which work perfectly with the basslines on the record as a foil for Dizzy's sparkling trumpet solos. The album's got 4 long cuts – including the excellent "Me N Them", plus "Olinga" and "Diddy Wa Diddy". The last set is Giants – a live recording that features Dizzy with Mary Lou Williams and Bobby Hackett, in a pretty mellow, pretty straight setting that shows that Diz could still play straight jazz when he wanted to. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Caravan", "My Man", and "Birks Works". 2 CDs, with 21 tracks in all! CD
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✨✧ Sam RiversColours ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Colours is right – as the sound here is rich in complicated tones, the sort you might not be likely to hear on other albums by Sam Rivers – played by a very unique all-horn lineup! Although Sam got increasingly free in his smaller group recordings of the late 70s, this early 80s date has him working with a really inventive large ensemble – one made up from players on both sides of the avant tracks, blowing a range of reeds that come together beautifully – swinging without any rhythm section at all, and creating these cascading waves of sound that are wonderful. Players include Marvin Blackman, Talib Kibwe, Chris Roberts, Bobby Watson, Steve Coleman, Nat Dixon, Patience Higgins, and Jimmy Cozier – and each group members plays more than one sax or flute. Titles include "Lilacs", "Colours", "Matrix", "Revival", "Blossoms", and "Spiral" – all originals by Rivers. CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)
Also available Colours ... LP 18.99
 
 
 



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