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Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. Used ... $19.99
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
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Wes MontgomeryBorn To Be Blue ... LP
Riverside/Victor (Japan), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A cool Japanese-only collection – featuring unissued tracks from the Riverside years of Wes Montgomery! Includes three tracks recorded live in Berkeley in 1962 with Johnny Griffin on tenor; two more studio tracks with the Montgomery Brothers in 1961; and three more with an orchestra conducted by Gene Orloff in 1963! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Wes MontgomeryCalifornia Dreaming ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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

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Wes MontgomeryFar Wes ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Jazz Heritage, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print, Jazz Heritage Society pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Full House (gold CD) ... CD

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Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryOne Night In Indy – Featuring The Eddie Higgins Trio (180 gram vinyl) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1959. New Copy ... $23.99
A night in Indy – the hometown of guitarist Wes Montgomery – but featuring work by two key Chicago players from the late 50s – pianist Eddie Higgins and drummer Walter Perkins, both of whom make a very fresh match for the guitar talents of the great one! The album's never been issued before – a just-discovered, well-recorded live performance from 1959 – a really seminal year for Wes, as he was just beginning to hit wider fame outside of Indianapolis – but still works here with these strong, sharp edges on his guitar – a quality that allows for all the famous chromes that he'd open up on his big records of the 60s, but with a bit more of a small club, bluesy bite! The tracks are all quite long – and also feature strong solo work from Higgins, too – and titles include "Ruby My Dear", "Lil Darlin", "Give Me The Simple Life", "Prelude To A Kiss", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Stompin At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered pressing of 2500 copies worldwide!)

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio ( SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Japan), 1959. Used ... $14.99
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
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Wes Montgomery5 Original Albums (Trio/Incredible Jazz Guitar/Movin Along/So Much Guitar/Boss Guitar) (5CD set) ... CD
Riverside (Germany), New Copy 5 CDs ... About March 15, 2016
CD

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFull House (gold CD) ... CD
Riverside/DCC, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Full House ... LP 14.99

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Wes MontgomeryGroove Brothers ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A 70s set that brings together some nice sides from Wes and his brothers. Side one is taken from the Montgomery Brothers set, the first session to feature the group with Wes on the west coast – caught in the studio at a time when Buddy and Monk had left The Mastersounds, and recorded here with a sound that's quite similar to that group – but with a bit of a harder edge, thanks to the guitar. Side two continues in the same vein, capturing the group on a live set in Vancouver, grooving in a similar style that's a bit like some of Wes' early small group albums from the same time. The final two sides are pulled from the Groove Yard LP, another lively set that has a lot more swing than usual, and which grooves nicely on just about every cut. The drummers on the sides are Lawrence Marable, Paul Humphries and Bobby Thomas, all fitting nicely into the pocket with the Montgomerys. 15 tracks in all, including "Jeanine", "Green Dolphin Street", "Beaux Arts", "Snowfall", "Lover Man", "June In January", "Monterey Blues", "Delirium", "Back To Back", "Doujie", "Just For Now", and "Groove Yard" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear & some pen.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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.)

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(CRC music club pressing.)
Also available Smokin' At The Half Note (SHMCD pressing) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... LP
Verve, 1965. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Smokin' At The Half Note (SHMCD pressing) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note Vol 2 ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryIn The Wee Small Hours (aka Fusion) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Riverside/ABC pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryWillow Weep For Me ... LP
Verve, 1965/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strange little record – a posthumous album that took older Wes Montgomery sides and souped them up a bit after his death! The core material here is quartet recordings done in 1965 – Montgomery's guitar in a hip group with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – other material recorded at the same time as the Smokin At The Half Note set, discovered later by Verve, and augmented with fuller backings from Claus Ogerman for this record in 1968. In contrast to some of Wes' other albums of this nature, the core combo grooving was done first, which then ends up directing Ogerman's arrangements – and not the other way around – making for a really unique mix of sounds, especially on some of the longer tracks. Titles include "Four On Six", "Oh You Crazy Moon", "Willow Weep For Me", "Misty", "Impressions", and "Portrait Of Jennie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryOne Night In Indy – Featuring The Eddie Higgins Trio ... CD
Resonance, 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A night in Indy – the hometown of guitarist Wes Montgomery – but featuring work by two key Chicago players from the late 50s – pianist Eddie Higgins and drummer Walter Perkins, both of whom make a very fresh match for the guitar talents of the great one! The album's never been issued before – a just-discovered, well-recorded live performance from 1959 – a really seminal year for Wes, as he was just beginning to hit wider fame outside of Indianapolis – but still works here with these strong, sharp edges on his guitar – a quality that allows for all the famous chromes that he'd open up on his big records of the 60s, but with a bit more of a small club, bluesy bite! The tracks are all quite long – and also feature strong solo work from Higgins, too – and titles include "Ruby My Dear", "Lil Darlin", "Give Me The Simple Life", "Prelude To A Kiss", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Stompin At The Savoy". CD
Also available One Night In Indy – Featuring The Eddie Higgins Trio (180 gram vinyl) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryRound Midnight ... LP
Riverside/ABC, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
2nd pressing of some early material by Wes Montgomery – a tasty trio session cut when he was working with hometown talent from Indianapolis. The set's a real treat because it features organ work by the great Mel Rhyne, an oft-overlooked player who began with Montgomery, but who got left in the dust when he started recording with bigger players. The trio's completed by drummer Paul Parker – and tracks include "Whisper Not", "Ecaroh", "Missile Blues", and "Jingles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Nat AdderleyWork Song ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available Work Song ... LP 16.99

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Nat AdderleyWork Song ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
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
Also available Work Song ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellGod Bless The Child ... LP
CTI, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
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
Also available God Bless The Child (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Kenny BurrellGod Bless The Child (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1971. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
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". CD also includes the bonus tracks "A Child Is Born (alternate)", "Lost In The Stars", and "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men". CD
Also available God Bless The Child ... LP 7.99

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Jackie Edwards & SoulmakersVamp/Let Me Love You ... 7-inch
Daran, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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✨✧ MastersoundsJazz Showcase – Introducing The Mastersounds ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Good+ ... $2.99
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 some wear, with split top & bottom seams.)

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Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... $19.99 39.99
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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Monk MontgomeryReality ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Very Good ... $5.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)
Also available
Reality (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99
Reality (with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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Monk MontgomeryReality (with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99
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
Also available
Reality ... LP 5.99
Reality (with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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Monk MontgomeryReality (with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available
Reality ... LP 5.99
Reality (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Montgomery BrothersMontgomeryland ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the best records we've ever heard by The Montgomery Brothers – an album that's combined from 2 different sessions, but which has quite a unified feel! Monk Montgomery plays Fender bass – and both groups feature work by Buddy and Wes Montgomery – Buddy on piano and Wes on guitar, of course! But almost even more exciting are the horn players – as one of the sessions features Pony Poindexter on alto, the other Harold Land on tenor – and both of them add a nice depth to the tracks that you don't always hear on other of the horn-less Montgomery Brothers sides – an edge, or "bite" that makes the album one of the most soulful Montgomery outings ever recorded. Tracks include "Renie", "Far Wes", "Lelia", "Wes Tune", and "Monk's Shop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has split seams.)

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✨✧ Phil UpchurchLovin' Feeling ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
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 wear & staining.)

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✨✧ O'Donel LevySimba ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Super-dope stuff throughout – and maybe the best album ever by this legendary 70s guitar player! O'Donel Levy's got this tremendous sound that comes from playing an electric hollow body – in a tone that takes the best bits of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, and strips them down for a hipper, badder 70s sort of mode. The album's got some great blackploitation-esque arrangements by Manny Albam, and O'Donel's groove is nice and lean as he snakes over the top of the record in some very soulful solos! Lots of cool grooves, and titles include "Joni", "Nigerian Knights", "Bad, Bad, Simba" and "Sad, Sad, Simba". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyChant (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Riverside, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice two-part groover – with Wes Montgomery on guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Harold LandWest Coast Blues ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily 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". CD

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✨✧ MastersoundsKismet/The King & I ... CD
El/Cherry Red (UK), 1957/1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strangely compelling montage of tracks from the musical Kismet. Brothers Buddy and Monk Montgomery are joined here by brother Wes – then an emerging star on guitar, and a strong addition to the set, one who expands the sound past the usual exotic chamber groove laid down by the combo. Titles include "Fate", "Olive Tree", "And This Is My Beloved", "Not Since Nineveh", and "Stranger In Paradise". The King And I is a strange batch of titles played by one of the stranger groups of the late 50s, but the record works nicely – possibly because Rodgers & Hammerstein's tracks are a good forum for the group's mix of soul jazz and lyrical mysticism. Monk Montgomery plays an early Fender bass, Buddy Montgomery's on vibes, Richie Crabtree plays piano, and Benny Barth plays drums. The highlight is a great version of "Dance Of The Siamese Children", one of those odd show tunes that gets picked up often by jazz players, and turned into a completely different vehicle. Other titles include "Shall We Dance", "We Kiss In The Shadows", "My Lord & Master", and "I Have Dreamed". CD

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✨✧ VariousGirls From Ipanema – Best Of Bossa Nova ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1960s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
With the thong-heavy cover of this one, you might be tempted to think it's a Miami Bass kind of affair – but the set is actually a pretty great collection of bossa tracks from the classic Verve years of the 60s! There's a total of 31 tracks in all on the set – and titles include "How Insensitive" by Wes Montgomery, "Manha De Carnaval" by Baden Powell, "E Luxo So" by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd, "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" by Marcos Valle, "Kee Ka Roo" by Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley, "Favela" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Big Bossa" by Toots Thielemans, "A Felicidade" by Bob Brookmeyer, "Agua De Beber" by Astrud Gilberto, "If You Want To Be A Lover" by Luiz Henrique, "Canto De Osshana" by Baden Powell, and "Souled Out" by Cal Tjader. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DJ Cam QuartetDiggin ... CD
Inflamable/Culture Factory (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
DJ Cam's definitely diggin here – going back to the classic sounds that first inspired his music, and finding a great way to play with original musical elements from a range of talents who include Wes Montgomery, Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Ayers, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Ronnie Foster, and Tenorio Jr! The music has this style that's familiar, but also quite fresh – a bit like the job that Madlib did mixing up the Blue Note catalog years back – and handled by Cam with a wonderfully lean, clean sound – one that's maybe his best in years! InLove sings vocals on a few tracks, and the rest are instrumental – and titles include "Nebulosa", "Montara", "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", "Boss Guitar", "Little Sunflower", "You've Got To Have Freedom", "Inside My Love", and "Mystic Brew". CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners (Landmark) ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Landmark pressing from the 80s.)
 
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✨✧ VariousBlack California Vol 2 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great compilation – despite the title – one that features west coast recordings made by Savoy, showing the less "cool jazz" side of the LA scene in the late 40s and early 50s! There's some excellent material on here not available elsewhere – especially some great bop groovers in the Central Ave kind of mode. The album's got 4 tracks by Slim Gaillard – "The Jam Man", "Slim's Riff", "I'm Confessin'" and "Oxydol Highball" plus "Blow Blow Blow" by the Wardell Gray All-Stars, 3 takes each of "Blues A La Russ" and "Wake Up Old Maid" by Russell Jacquet, 'What Is This Thing Called Love" by Wild Bill Moore and Gene Montgomery, "Strollin'", "Sonor", "Blues Mood", "Skoot" and "I've Lost Your Love" by a KennY Clarke Sextet that features Milty Jackson and Gerald Wiggins and 4 numbers from Helen Humes. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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