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Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $3.99
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six" and "What's New". CD

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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – and a session that's got a gritty edge that takes Wes back to his Indianapolis roots! The album's one of the few of the time to feature the unsung Hammond hero Mel Rhyne – a player who worked with Wes at his start, but has only gotten stronger acclaim in recent decades as part of his comeback. Rhyne's a key force in the record – working alongside Montgomery's guitar and the drums of Jimmy Cobb – in a loose, open trio that has Mel participating as strongly in the rhythms as he does in the solo side of the album. Titles include a few Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boss Guitar ... LP 8.99

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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar ... LP
Riverside, 1963. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – and a session that's got a gritty edge that takes Wes back to his Indianapolis roots! The album's one of the few of the time to feature the unsung Hammond hero Mel Rhyne – a player who worked with Wes at his start, but has only gotten stronger acclaim in recent decades as part of his comeback. Rhyne's a key force in the record – working alongside Montgomery's guitar and the drums of Jimmy Cobb – in a loose, open trio that has Mel participating as strongly in the rhythms as he does in the solo side of the album. Titles include a few Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Boss Guitar ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBumpin' ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
An incredible album from Wes Montgomery – and the beginning of a whole new sound for his guitar! Wes moves away from his small combo soul jazz roots on the set – and hits a wonderfully sweet new vibe with larger arrangements from Don Sebesky – bigger backdrops that fill in the space between the notes wonderfully, yet still leave plenty of space for Montgomery to really open up and do his thing! Sebesky's got a perfect sense of timing on the record – and many tunes have a subtle sort of groove – one that pushes Wes' solos beautifully, and has them open up in chromatic tones that are simply mindblowing. This is the start of Montgomery's really classic years in the 60s jazz mainstream – and titles include the classic "Bumpin", plus "Mi Cosa", "Musty", "Con Alma", and "Tear It Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryCalifornia Dreaming ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A stone classic on Verve! Back in the 60s, Wes Montgomery must have been California Dreamin – because by the time of this LP, he'd come a long way from his Indiana roots – and had used the best part of the hip west coast scene to add a lot to his style – fuller rhythms and tighter production that never dampened his sound, and instead really let him open up into a whole new range of sounds! As with some of his other albums on Verve, Montgomery plays warmly chromatic riffs over dark jazzy backings by Don Sebesky – and although tracks are short, Wes gets a lot into his solos on the set – a masterful approach that was almost better in a tighter setting than a looser one! Titles include "Sun Down", "Without You", "Sunny", "Green Peppers", "Mr Walker", and "Winds Of Barcelona". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks great.)

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Wes MontgomeryComplete Live At Jorgies ... CD
Definitive (Spain), 1961/1963. Used ... $9.99
An excellent addition to any collection of Wes Montgomery's work – a CD of live material from his early years, recorded in a style that really enriches an understanding of his work! 6 tracks on the CD feature a group with Billy Hart, Buddy Montgomery, and Monk Montgomery – grooving with Wes in that soulful easy mode that the latter two used often in their Mastersounds group. The sound is great, and really well recorded – and Wes has a super-dope tone on the best cuts, one that really points the way towards his later work. The other 4 tracks on the set are a bit rawer, but still great – and feature Wes with Billy Taylor, Grady Tate, and Ben Tucker – working in a straighter soulbop mode, with Joe Williams on 2 tracks. Another interesting feature is Wes' voice as he introduces the cuts – talking in a tone that really surprised us! Titles include "Starlight", "Summertime", "All Of You", "Heartstrings", "Round Midnight", and "Back To Bach To Bock". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Mindblowing! This is when Wes Montgomery really starts to get interesting to us – when he's working with a top-line arranger like Don Sebesky, crafting some incredibly compelling chords over lightly jazzy arrangements and soaring strings, in a whole new mode of expression that would go onto transform a generation of guitar players! And sure, this album sold a gazillion copies – but we'll be honest in saying that we think it's loads more complex and mature than some of Wes' straight jazz sides from earlier years – light years away from the small combo dates of the early years, both in conception and sound. Titles include "Day In The Life", "Watch What Happens", "California Nights", "Windy", "Trust In Me", and "The Joker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a hype sticker.)

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Wes MontgomeryEasy Groove ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
What better way to describe Wes' playing than an easy groove! Also released under the Montgomery Brothers name, this side has a nice breezy quality to it, with backing by his brothers Buddy & Monk on piano & bass, plus Harold Land on tenor. The sides were recorded a few years earlier, in the 50s, with a nice crisp quality to the playing, though there are a few pieces recorded at other sessions, one number with Freddie Hubbard, "Bock to Bock" and another in a more Mastersounds mode, "Baubles, Bangles & Beads". Also includes "Far Wes", "Leila" & "Hymn for Carl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely cooking feel throughout – even when they're more gentle ones – and the record's a good reminder that outside of the studio, Wes could sometimes play with a bit more force on the strings – raspily hitting notes that explode off the guitar with tremendous precision and a good deel of feeling. Titles include the Montgomery originals "Full House", "SOS", and "Cariba", plus the tunes"Blue N Boogie" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Full House (Keepnews collection – with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Wes MontgomeryFull House (Keepnews collection – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1962. Used ... $6.99
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely cooking feel throughout – even when they're more gentle ones – and the record's a good reminder that outside of the studio, Wes could sometimes play with a bit more force on the strings – raspily hitting notes that explode off the guitar with tremendous precision and a good deel of feeling. Titles include the Montgomery originals "Full House", "SOS", and "Cariba", plus the tunes"Blue N Boogie" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". CD features 5 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Cariba", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Born To Be Blue", and "SOS". CD
Also available Full House ... LP 16.99

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Wes MontgomeryGoin Out Of My Head ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of Wes Montgomery's grooviest albums on Verve – a set that features his smooth chromatic work on guitar set to lively arrangements from Oliver Nelson! Nelson gives the set more of a "punch" than some of Montgomery's other Verve records – and the style uses a tight brace of brass and woodwinds as the backdrop for Montgomery's moody solo work. The tracks have a nice edgey quality, but also maintain a smooth stepping quality as well – and Wes' tone, as always, is sublime! Titles include "Golden Earrings", "Twisted Blues", "O Morro", "Boss City", and "Naptown Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryIn The Beginning – Early Recordings from 1949 to 1958 ... CD
Resonance, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 24.98
An incredible look at the very young Wes Montgomery – rare early recordings done before his breakthrough material for the Riverside label in the late 50s – but already showing Wes as one of the freshest talents of his generation on guitar! The bulk of the material features Montgomery in live settings, mostly in his home turf of Indianapolis – but the collection also features a never-heard studio session from 1955 – recorded for Epic Records with Quincy Jones as the producer! The live tracks are wonderful – full of fire, but never roughshod or gritty – already showing that masterful Montgomery approach to the guitar in full effect – shining in the company of contemporaries who include Monk Montgomery on bass, Buddy Montgomery or Richie Crabtree on piano, Gene Morris or Alonzo Pookie Johnson on tenor, and Sonny Johnson on drums. It's especially great to hear tenor with Montgomery – an instrument that didn't always figure in his early sessions – and the quality of Alonzo's playing is especially great on the Epic studio sides too. There's a huge amount of information in the package to illuminate the music – plenty of notes, photos, and more – and titles include "Six Bridges To Cross", "Ralph's New Blues", "Soft Winds", "King Trotter", "All The Things You Are", "Wes' Tune", "Leila", "Far Wes", "Going Down To Big Mary's", "Brazil", "Four", "Smooth Evening", and "Carlena's Blues". CD
Also available In The Beginning – Early Recordings from 1949 to 1958 (3LP 180 gram pressing set) ... LP 69.99

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Wes MontgomeryIn The Beginning – Early Recordings from 1949 to 1958 (3LP 180 gram pressing set) ... LP
Resonance, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 3 LPs ... $69.99 75.98
An incredible look at the very young Wes Montgomery – rare early recordings done before his breakthrough material for the Riverside label in the late 50s – but already showing Wes as one of the freshest talents of his generation on guitar! The bulk of the material features Montgomery in live settings, mostly in his home turf of Indianapolis – but the collection also features a never-heard studio session from 1955 – recorded for Epic Records with Quincy Jones as the producer! The live tracks are wonderful – full of fire, but never roughshod or gritty – already showing that masterful Montgomery approach to the guitar in full effect – shining in the company of contemporaries who include Monk Montgomery on bass, Buddy Montgomery or Richie Crabtree on piano, Gene Morris or Alonzo Pookie Johnson on tenor, and Sonny Johnson on drums. It's especially great to hear tenor with Montgomery – an instrument that didn't always figure in his early sessions – and the quality of Alonzo's playing is especially great on the Epic studio sides too. There's a huge amount of information in the package to illuminate the music – plenty of notes, photos, and more – and titles include "Six Bridges To Cross", "Ralph's New Blues", "Soft Winds", "King Trotter", "All The Things You Are", "Wes' Tune", "Leila", "Far Wes", "Going Down To Big Mary's", "Brazil", "Four", "Smooth Evening", and "Carlena's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered pressing of 1500 copies.)
Also available In The Beginning – Early Recordings from 1949 to 1958 ... CD 22.99

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (24 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1960. Used ... $7.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryRoad Song ... LP
A&M/CTI, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Late work from Wes – recorded in the sublime CTI format that was really breaking down boundaries at the end of his career! Don Sebesky scored these great backings for the set – jazzy and easily swinging, featuring players like Herbie Hancock, Hank Jones, Grady Tate, Ray Barretto, Stan Webb, and strings – and Wes solos over the top in an incredibly laidback, warmly chromatic style. Titles include "I'll Be Back", "Road Song", "Yesterday", "Serene", "Green Leaves Of Summer", and "Fly Me To The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomerySo Much Guitar! ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Japan), 1961. Used ... $19.99
So much guitar – but never too much, given that Wes was the real master of sound and space, even at this early point in his career! The album's one that tries to break Montgomery from some of his smaller combo albums for Riverside, and pair him with a few bigger names – Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – who gives the album that bottom "kick" sort of groove that was used often on soul jazz sessions from the time. The tune's lope around leanly and cleanly, giving plenty of focus on Wes' work on guitar – and titles include "Twisted Blues", "Repetition", "Somethin' Like Bags", and "While We're Young", which is a solo track by Wes. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryTalkin Verve – Roots Of Acid Jazz ... CD
Verve/Polygram, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
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Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing, with obi.)

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $3.99
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time!. The groove is straight and simple, but the real charm is Wes' chromatic lines on guitar – already quite distinctive among his contemporaries, and allowed ample room to express their voice in this setting. Titles include "Ecorah", "Missile Blues", "Too Late Now", "Jingles", and "Whisper Not". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD

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Project G5 (Tal Farlow/Herb Ellis/Jimmy Raney)Tribute To Wes Montgomery ... CD
Evidence, 1992. Used ... $8.99
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Jackie Edwards & SoulmakersVamp/Let Me Love You ... 7-inch
Daran, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Excellent trippy instrumentals from Chicago! "The Vamp" has some great chromatic guitar – a bit like Cal Green, with touches of Wes Montgomery – over a hard rolling organ on the beat groove. Tasty stuff – the kind of single that would blow the speakers off your jukebox, if you let it! "Let Me Love You" has more of that great guitar and organ – a bit dreamier, but still pretty damn nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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O'Donel LevyDawn Of A New Day ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Good+ ... $6.99
Totally wicked guitar work from the mighty O'Donel Levy – easily one of the hippest talents to ever work for the Groove Merchant label! Levy's got a sound here that's a bit like Wes Montgomery on some of his late 60s sides, but also a fair bit funkier overall – a style that's steeped in soul and schooled on advancements in the 70s generation of funk fusion and blacksploitation soundtracks. Backings are relatively large – arranged by Manny Album, with players who include Charles Covington on organ and electric piano and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet. Tracks include covers like "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "People Make the World Go Round", and "Maiden Voyage" – plus some nice originals, like "Dawn Of A New Day" and "Baa Waa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ MastersoundsIntroducing The Mastersounds – Water's Edge (Jazz Showcase plus bonus tracks) ... CD
World Pacific/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful record – the first of only a few from this unique group that featured Buddy Montgomery on vibes, Monk Montgomery on electric bass, Richie Crabtree on piano, and Benny Barth on drums! The lineup's a bit like that of the Modern Jazz Quartet in the 50s, but the sound is something different entirely – much more fluid, and often a bit more upbeat too – kind of a soul jazz take on the instrumental lineup, given some great added "bottom", thanks to Monk's use of Fender bass! The tracks have an almost Horace Silver-like mix of soul jazz and exotica – shimmering one minute, soulful the next – and titles include "Water's Edge", "Drum Tune", "The Queen & I", "Dexter's Deck", and "Wes' Tune". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Bela By Barlight" and "Caravan" – both recorded around the same time, but only ever issued on Pacific Jazz label compilations! CD

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MastersoundsJazz Showcase – Introducing The Mastersounds ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
A wonderful record – the first of only a few from this unique group that featured Buddy Montgomery on vibes, Monk Montgomery on electric bass, Richie Crabtree on piano, and Benny Barth on drums! The lineup's a bit like that of the Modern Jazz Quartet in the 50s, but the sound is something different entirely – much more fluid, and often a bit more upbeat too – kind of a soul jazz take on the instrumental lineup, given some great added "bottom", thanks to Monk's use of Fender bass! The tracks have an almost Horace Silver-like mix of soul jazz and exotica – shimmering one minute, soulful the next – and titles include "Water's Edge", "Drum Tune", "The Queen & I", "Dexter's Deck", and "Wes' Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a small spot from an old sticker, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Montgomery BrothersGroove Yard ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Ah for the genius of the Montgomery Brothers – a sweet combo from the Indy scene that featured Wes Montgomery alongside brothers Monk and Buddy! Wes is on guitar, natch, Buddy plays piano, Monk bass, and Bobby Thomas joins the group on drums – all grooving in a style that's a bit like some of Wes' early small group albums from the same time. But given Monk and Buddy's playful and often melodic approach to rhythm, there's an added sound going on here – one that's subtly exotic, and very much like the pair's work in The Mastersounds. The tracks are all around 5 minutes long, with good ensemble playing, and tight short solos – and titles include "Back To Back", "Doujie", "Just For Now", and "Groove Yard". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink, with factory sticker.)

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Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Hodges, etcLeonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz In The 60s Vol 1 – The Blues ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
Looks like a compilation, but a set that features some great material! Side one features Oliver Nelson directing a special group with JJ Johnson on trombone, Nat Adderley and Clark Terry on trumpets, Phil Woods and Jerome Richardson on reeds, and Hank Jones on piano – on titles that include "St Louis Blues", "I Remember Bird", and "John Brown's Blues". Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery jam on "OGD", Johnny Hodges and Earl Hines play "C Jam Blues", and Count Basie swings "Blues For Eileen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a half split top seam.)

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Fred Woodard1715 ... CD
Ujam, 2001. Used ... $0.99
Mostly trio work here from guitarist Fred Woodard, but a set that features guest tenor and trombone on one number too! Woodard always shines in a trio setting – managing to do a lot in the open space, with a confident groove that echoes traditions of Grant Green or Wes Montgomery – and the rhythms are often gentle enough to allow Fred's groove on guitar to lead most of the proceedings. Other players include Herman Hampton on bass, Peter Barr on drums, Kurtis Rivers on tenor, and Andre Hayward on trombone – on titles that include "Surfin The Changes", "Stretching/Rebirth Of Slick", "1715", "Besame Mucho", "Now", and "Miss Ann's Tempo". CD

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellGod Bless The Child ... LP
CTI, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Kenny Burrell – a record that brought the guitarist to a whole new audience, with a wonderful sound that's a perfect summation of CTI at its best! The vibe here is perfect – spare, airy guitar lines from Burrell – playing with a freer style than usual, although with all of the deep soul of before – in ways that are a bit like the early Wes Montgomery material for CTI, but taken to the next level with a more sophisticated set of backdrops too! Don Sebesky handled arrangements, Freddie Hubbard solos alongside Kenny, and many track shave some mighty nice electric piano, too. Titles include funky track "Love Is The Answer", and mellower tunes "Child Is Born", "Do What You Gotta Do", and "Be Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Buddy MontgomeryTwo-Sided Album ... LP
Milestone, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A weird little record by Buddy Montgomery – the vibes-playing member of the Montgomery family that also included Monk and Wes. The "2 sided" concept here means that side one features Montgomery in a quintet with Harold Mabern on piano, Montego Joe on congas, and Joe Farrell on tenor, and side two features a smaller group, a trio with Buddy, Monk, and Billy Hart, working through mellow versions of tunes from Camelot. This mixed approach was used often on Milestone sets of this vintage – like work by Bobby Timmons and Phil Upchurch – and as on some of those records, the clash of styles makes for interesting work, a bit loose at times, but a nice break from the more standard Prestige/Blue Note style. Titles include "Personage – Wes", "Samba", "Probin", and "Blues For David". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Monk MontgomeryReality ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really sweet set from bassist Monk Montgomery – the Indy jazz legend who first made big waves with his brothers Wes and Buddy in the 50s – still sounding great here on a funky album for Philly International! The album's mostly instrumental, but done in the same great groove as the label's big soul hits of the time – a mode that really works well for the grounding that Monk's bass solos bring to the whole thing – "singing" in this voice that's nice and deep, and which really comes as a surprise! Bobby Martin produced, and also helped Monk with the arrangements – and while the album's definitely got a jazzy vibe, it works equally well as a 70s funky soul instrumental set. Titles include an excellent funky instrumental called "Bump De Bump", plus Bill Cosby's "I Love You Camille", and the tracks "Reality", "Close Your Face", "Girl Talk", "Little Os", and "Sippin & Tippin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Nat AdderleyWork Song ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
When it comes to soul jazz, you can't get any more classic than this! The title was one of the biggest jazz hits of the 60s – covered by countless other artists, but presented here in all its original brilliance in a group led by its composer, a young Nat Adderley! At the time of the record, Nat was making plenty big waves in the combo of brother Cannonball – but this set has him stepping out strongly as a leader – borrowing Bobby Timmons, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes from Cannon's group – and also adding in Wes Montgomery on guitar and additional bass and cello work from Keeter Betts and Percy Heath. The tracks are all tight as a drum – and the record features seminal versions of "Work Song" and "Sack O Woe" – as well as the numbers "Scrambled Eggs", "Pretty Memory", and "Fallout" – all great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with a microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, partially split spine and some peeling along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Harold LandWest Coast Blues! ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Harold Land, and a great set that has a hard soul jazz feel – despite the "west coast" in the title. Harold's playing with a great group that includes Barry Harris, Joe Gordon, and Sam Jones – as well as guitarist Wes Montgomery, who's work on the session really gives it a soulful edge! The cover lists the rhythm section as "all-soul", and it's right, as the accompaniment for Harold here is more sensitive, and more swinging than on most of his other records. The set sparkles with brilliance, and with great relaxed soulful playing. Cuts include "Compulsion", "Ursula", "Terrain", "Klactoveedsedstene", and "West Coast Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum pressing. Cover has some wear and a small crease on one corner.)

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✨✧ Phil UpchurchLovin' Feeling ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Phil Upchurch's best records – and one that's a no-nonsense batch of funky instrumentals that feature some really great guitar! Phil's dropped the Hendrix fuzz of some of his Cadet sides of the late 60s – and instead, he's working in a stretched-out chromatic mode that has bits of Wes Montgomery and George Benson – but which also has some of the more soulful undercurrents of the great O'Donel Levy! The album's nicely laidback, and never too slick or smooth – and other players include Tennyson Stephens on Fender Rhodes, Lucy Scott on bass, Steve Cobb on drums, and Derf Reklaw on percussion. Titles include "Another Funky Tune", "I Still Love You", "Washing Machine", "Sitar Soul", and "Keep On Tripping". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Nat AdderleyWork Song ... CD
Riverside, 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
When it comes to soul jazz, you can't get any more classic than this! The title was one of the biggest jazz hits of the 60s – covered by countless other artists, but presented here in all its original brilliance in a group led by its composer, a young Nat Adderley! At the time of the record, Nat was making plenty big waves in the combo of brother Cannonball – but this set has him stepping out strongly as a leader – borrowing Bobby Timmons, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes from Cannon's group – and also adding in Wes Montgomery on guitar and additional bass and cello work from Keeter Betts and Percy Heath. The tracks are all tight as a drum – and the record features seminal versions of "Work Song" and "Sack O Woe" – as well as the numbers "Scrambled Eggs", "Pretty Memory", and "Fallout" – all great! CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible lost side of the many talents of the great Les McCann – the ultra-hip pianist, singer, and jazz composer who we've loved for years! This book showcases McCann's lesser-known skills as a photographer – a subtle shutterbug who would often take pictures in the same spaces he was performing – gaining backstage access to other musicians, and also shooting them in performance as well – all with a sensitivity that goes far beyond the usual music journalist photographs! The candid shots are especially wonderful – and capture various musical legends in ways we've never seen before – often a bit tuned-down, and much more down to earth than you might expect. The heavy book features a wealth of subjects – including Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, Tina Turner, Ben Webster, Grover Washington Jr, Donald Byrd, Muhammad Ali, Average White Band, James Coburn, John Coltrane, Bill Cosby, Paul Desmond, Angie Dickenson, Eugene McDaniels, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Pops Staples, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Redd Foxx, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and dozens more. 200 pages, hardcover, oversized, and filled with black and white images! Book

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✨✧ Calvin KeysStandard Keys ... CD
Life Force Jazz, 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from guitarist Calvin Keys – a record that's quite different from his 70s recordings for the Black Jazz label, or his recent funkier sets for Wide Hive – but which is a stunning set from a straight jazz basis! The album's recorded live, and features Keys' guitar in a very mellow trio format – one that has Calvin really taking the lead strongly, and often playing unaccompanied for larger parts of the tracks. The tunes are all quite long, and Calvin's work on the strings is nothing short of amazing – more sensitive, soulful, and precise than we ever would have expected from his other records – on a level that, because of his hollow-body sound, almost makes him come across like a gentler version of Wes Montgomery. Titles include "Marella", "Abdullah", "Blues On The Corner", "Once I Loved", and "Little Sunflower". CD

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✨✧ Monk MontgomeryReality (with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really sweet set from bassist Monk Montgomery – the Indy jazz legend who first made big waves with his brothers Wes and Buddy in the 50s – still sounding great here on a funky album for Philly International! The album's mostly instrumental, but done in the same great groove as the label's big soul hits of the time – a mode that really works well for the grounding that Monk's bass solos bring to the whole thing – "singing" in this voice that's nice and deep, and which really comes as a surprise! Bobby Martin produced, and also helped Monk with the arrangements – and while the album's definitely got a jazzy vibe, it works equally well as a 70s funky soul instrumental set. Titles include an excellent funky instrumental called "Bump De Bump", plus Bill Cosby's "I Love You Camille", and the tracks "Reality", "Close Your Face", "Girl Talk", "Little Os", and "Sippin & Tippin". CD features a bonus single version of "Reality". CD
 
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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonCruisin The Bird ... LP
Landmark, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Bobby Hutcherson – easily one of his best of the 80s, and with some great touches that recall his best 70s work! The album title might fool you into thinking that Bobby's working in Charlier Parker territory here – but he's not, and is instead grooving in a mellow and soulful west coast mode – working with a totally great group that includes Ralph Moore on tenor and soprano sax, Buddy Montgomery on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. The whole album's a magical picture of tone, color, and light – but the especially standout track is "Sierra" – a totally killer number that has these arch angles and edges that rival the best sounds heard on Hutcherson's Montara album! Other titles include "On The Delta", "Crusisin The Bird", "Imminent Treasures", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)
 
 
 



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