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Wynton KellyIt's All Right! (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1964. Used ... $4.99
A tight little groover from Wynton Kelly – one of a few mid 60s gems done for Verve in a style that's harder-hitting and more focused than some of Kelly's other work! The record's got an approach that's a bit pop, but plenty darn soulful too – a style that focuses the already-great Kelly approach to the keys, and brings it into territory explored by Ramsey Lewis and Ray Bryant – kicking up the rhythms with lots of playful touches, including extra guitar by Kenny Burrell and conga from Candido, and even an added steel band on one number! The record's got a few mellower ballads that recall the lyrical Kelly mode of the past – but most is upbeat and very grooving – with titles that include "South Seas", "Not A Tear", "It's All Right", "Kelly Roll", "Moving Up", "Escapade", and bonus track "One For Joan". CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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Wynton KellyKelly Blue ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
A great little session from Wynton Kelly – one that has him breaking out of the lyrical roots of his trio work, and hitting some harder notes as a leader of a larger hardbop group! The album features Kelly working in both trio and sextet format – the latter with players who include Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, and Benny Golson; and the former with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (who also play with the sextet). The sextet tracks are the ones that we really love here – as they tend to feature 2 long original numbers by Kelly – much more open than usual, and in a mode that was rarely captured as well on Wynton's albums as a leader. The trio sides are still nice too, though – although a bit more like some of his other sides – and the album features 6 tracks in all, titles that include "Kelly Blue", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Green Dollphin Street", "Keep It Moving", and "Old Clothes". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly & George ColemanWynton Kelly & George Coleman In Concert ... LP
Vee Jay/Affinity (UK), 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Not one of the original Vee Jay albums recorded by pianist Wynton Kelly – but a really sweet set that has him stretching out in a live setting recorded by Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society in 1968! Wynton's trio – with Ron McClure on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – is joined by the great George Coleman on tenor, who really gets a great opportunity to stretch out on the album's long tracks – versions of "On A Clear Day" and "On The Trail" that both run for well over 15 minutes, perfect for the kind of open improvisation that makes Coleman a key player during these years. The set also features two shorter "piano interlude" numbers, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & staining.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyComplete Wynton Kelly Trio With Wes Montgomery – Complete Live At The Half Note ... CD
Verve/Lonehill (Spain), 1965. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great 2CD set – one that brings together some wonderful live work from the Wynton Kelly Trio! Disc 1 features the album issued by Verve as Smokin At The Half Note, 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". Disc 2 features the Kelly Trio working without Montgomery – but still sounding pretty darn wonderful – recorded during the same stretch, and grooving soulfully on tunes that include "Blues On Purpose", "If You Could See Me Now", "Milestones", "Old Folks", "Somebody's Blues", and "Another Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyWynton Kelly In Concert ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not one of the original Vee Jay albums recorded by pianist Wynton Kelly – but a really sweet set that has him stretching out in a live setting recorded by Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society in 1968! Wynton's trio – with Ron McClure on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – is joined by the great George Coleman on tenor, who really gets a great opportunity to stretch out on the album's long tracks – versions of "On A Clear Day" and "On The Trail" that both run for well over 15 minutes, perfect for the kind of open improvisation that makes Coleman a key player during these years. The set also features two shorter "piano interlude" numbers, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyLive At The Left Bank Jazz Society – Baltimore, 1968 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1968. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... 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.)

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... 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 features 6 bonus tracks too – including "Willow Weep For Me", "Portrait Of Jenny", "Misty", "Impressions", and "Oh You Crazy Moon". The bonus tracks make for an album that's almost twice as long as the original! CD
(Verve master edition. Digipack has some shelf wear.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyNew Faces New Sounds – Piano Interpretations By Wynton Kelly (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Blue Note (Japan), 1951. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare early 10" session by Wynton Kelly – who's working here in a trio format with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Lee Abrams on drums! The tracks are intimate and introspective, with Kelly holding back his bop chops a bit to break out in other moods on the keyboard – definitely the "new sounds" promised by the cover, as the set's sharp enough to be considered with the best Blue Note piano work from the time. The cover is an excellent Gil Melle abstract design – and titles include "Moonlight In Vermont", "Good Bye", "Born To Be Blue", and "Blue Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wynton KellyUndiluted ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweetly soulful set that proves that Wynton Kelly working for Verve was a heck of a great idea! There's a cohesion and direction to the session that's missing from some of Kelly's other work of the 60s – even though the format is mostly the same, with trio backing that includes Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The tunes skip along with a really great little groove – soulful and lyrical, but always concerned with the swing – hitting all the right notes without any hoke, and making us love Kelly more than we expected! Titles include "Swinging til The Girls Come Home", "My Ship", "Out Front", "Never", "Blues On Purpose", "If You Could See Me Now", and "Six Eight" – plus the great Latin-ized groover "Bobo", which features some nice work by an uncredited flute player! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... 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
(Verve Record 60th Anniversary edition!)
 
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Dan NimmerKelly Blue (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2006. Used ... $14.99
A tribute to Wynton Kelly, played by pianist Dan Nimmer – who does a pretty good job of getting at all the sides of Kelly's talents in the set! The group features John Webber on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – the last of whom was a contemporary of Wynton's, and would obviously have the last word on whether Nimmer's hands are in the right place. But from the sound of the set, we're guessing he'd agree that things came off pretty darn well – on tracks that include "Quick Jump", "On A Clear Day", "No Blues", "Brimsha Man", "On The Trail", "Kelly Blue", "Eleanor", "Close Your Eyes", and "Temperance". CD
(Includes obi.)

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John ColtraneAfrica/Brass/Coltrane Jazz ... CD
Impulse/Not Now, 1960/1961. Used 2CD ... $5.99
Quite a different album than usual for John Coltrane, but a classic one too – and a set that has the great one exploring his ideas in a set of longer tracks recorded with an expanded jazz orchestra! The format's hardly the mainstream big band of the time – as Coltrane's filled the group with very hip players – including Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Julian Priester, and Eric Dolphy – in addition to usual compatriots who include McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, and Elvin Jones. The tunes have a soaring, modal sort of pulse – one that's filled with color and light from the addition of the other horn players, but which still has plenty of space for extended, exploratory solos. Coltrane plays both tenor and soprano sax – and titles include the legendary 16 minute track "Africa", a classic reading of "Greensleeves", redone here as a modal searching spiritual track, and "Blues Minor". This 2 CD set also includes the album Coltrane Jazz. The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the same groove as Trane's later Prestige years – with rhythm mostly from Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – carving out some sharp lines for Coltrane to cascade over on tenor sax. Yet there's also a new sense of darkness here too – one that moves into edgier territory, and which isn't nearly as settled in as before. These qualities sneak out of both original numbers like "Harmonique", "Fifth House", and "Like Sonny" – as well as standards like "My Shining Hour" and "Little Old Lady". And they really come to the forefront on the classic "Village Blues" – the one track that features the new Coltrane group of McCoy Tyner, Steve Davis, and Elvin Jones! CD

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John ColtraneColtrane Jazz (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Jazz Heritage, 1960. Used ... $3.99
The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the same groove as Trane's later Prestige years – with rhythm mostly from Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – carving out some sharp lines for Coltrane to cascade over on tenor sax. Yet there's also a new sense of darkness here too – one that moves into edgier territory, and which isn't nearly as settled in as before. These qualities sneak out of both original numbers like "Harmonique", "Fifth House", and "Like Sonny" – as well as standards like "My Shining Hour" and "Little Old Lady". And they really come to the forefront on the classic "Village Blues" – the one track that features the new Coltrane group of McCoy Tyner, Steve Davis, and Elvin Jones! CD features 4 more bonus alternate takes too! CD

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John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $1.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 5 more additional alternate takes! CD

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Miles DavisIn Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1961. Used ... $6.99
Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live dates, but still pretty open and exploratory – and in addition to Davis' sparkling work on trumpet, the album also features some killer tenor lines from Hank Mobley – working here as a key part of Miles' group, and blowing with a hell of a lot of soul. Rhythm is by the rock-solid trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "All Of You", "No Blues", "Bye Bye" and "Walkin". CD
(Master Sound Japanese pressing. Includes obi.)

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Miles DavisIn Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1961. Used ... $11.99
Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live dates, but still pretty open and exploratory – and in addition to Davis' sparkling work on trumpet, the album also features some killer tenor lines from Hank Mobley – working here as a key part of Miles' group, and blowing with a hell of a lot of soul. Rhythm is by the rock-solid trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "Neo", "So What", "Fran Dance", and "Well You Needn't". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
Sparkling live work from Miles Davis – and a set that captures both sides of his talents on Columbia at the time! Half the material features a smoking quintet – with Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the other half of the date features a larger orchestra led by Gil Evans – in the modern mode that make the Miles/Evans collaborations sound so great on some of the pair's studio records! Together, the material offers up a beautiful live portrait of Davis' early 60s genius – allowed a bit more space to roam in the live setting, on titles that include "So What", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "No Blues" – all taken at a bit of a faster clip than in the studio, as Miles was wont to do in a live performance! 8 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Johnny GriffinBlowing Session (aka Johnny Griffin Vol 2) (Non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A stellar early Johnny Griffin recording for Blue Note, and one that features him in a larger group with Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, John Coltrane, and Wynton Kelly. As the "blowing session" title might imply, this set features long tracks that let the players get in plenty of soloing (and, we might add, in a very competitive way!) The record is similar to the Prestige sessions of the same vintage and style, but recorded with a little bit more of the care and rehearsal that Blue Note provided. Cuts include "Ball Bearing" and "Smoke Stack". CD

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Jimmy HeathNice People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $2.99
A nice little collection of some classic hard bop from Jimmy Heath, with a few of the sides of some the stuff he recorded with larger ensembles thrown in for good measure, pulled together in the 80s, once the OJC family of labels came under the Fantasy umbrella. Heath's Riverside recordings of the late 50s and early 60s is some of our favorite material on the label, recording with a soulful, hip edge and fiery hard bop energy. This collection pulls numbers from The Thumper, Really Big!, The Quota, Triple Threat, Swamp Seed and On The Trail, and feature a host of top notch players, including Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Pat Patrick, Cannonball Adderley, Julius Watkins, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, and brothers Percy and Albert Heath. Tracks include "Nice People", "Who Needs It?", "The Picture Of Heath", "Down Shift", "Lowland Lullaby", "Dew & Mud", "Wall To Wall" and "All The Things You Are". CD includes two bonus tracks "Goodbye" & "Swamp Seed". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy HeathThumper ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good- ... $24.99
A definite thumper from the young Jimmy Heath – proof that he was always one of the hippest cats in his scene, even at the start! The record's ostensibly a blowing session with a handful of like-minded hardboppers from the late 50s – but as usual for Heath, the overall sound is something deeper in the end – way more than just some simple solo moments over straight rhythms, and instead a record that really takes off with a well-arranged sense of energy! Even at this early date, Jimmy's showing a great talent for putting a group together – and he works the sextet with an feeling that hints strongly at soul jazz modes to emerge in the 60s – especially the deeper-toned styles of some of the groups in which Heath would work as a sideman later on in the decade. Players here include Nat Adderley on cornet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – but 2 of the album's tracks feature Jimmy alone with the rhythm section. Titles include "For Minors Only", "Who Needs It?", "Don't You Know I Care", "Two Tees", "The Thumper", "Newkeep", "For All We Know", "I Can Make You Love Me", and "Nice People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original small blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has wide masking tape on all seams.)

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Billie Holiday5 Original Albums (Lady Sings The Blues/Body & Soul/Songs For Distingue Lovers/Stay With Me/All Or Nothing At All) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $14.99
5 late albums from Billie Holiday – all collected in one sweet set, in tiny LP-styled sleeves, too! First up is Lady Sings The Blues – possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". Body & Soul is a great late small combo session by Billie – recorded in Hollywood with a group that includes Harry Edison, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell, and Alvin Stoller. The songs are short and swinging – with Billie at the top of her form on familiar standards like "Comes Love", "Darn That Dream", "Body & Soul", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Embraceable You". A few tracks crack the 5 minute mark, making for some nice solos from Webster and Edison! Songs For Distingue Lovers is classic Verve work by Billie – and an album that probably brought the word "distingue" into the vocabulary of more people than any other use! (And in fact, probably also caused a lot more trouble with mispronunciation than any other Billie Holiday album title!) The tracks are slightly longer than usual – familiar songs like "Day In Day Out", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "A Foggy Day", and "Just One Of Those Things" – all given the amazing Holiday take, in a way that opens them up with more emotion than you might have thought possible! On Stay With Me, Billie sings in a warm relaxed setting, with great small combo backing, and piano by Mal Waldron. The record is one of the best we could recommend on the label – and it includes lots of nice tracks like "Everything Happens To Me", "I Wished On The Moon", and "Say It Isn't So". All Or Nothing At All is beautiful Billie from the last years of her life. The material was recorded in 1956 and 1957 in Hollywood, featuring Barney Kessel, Ben Wesbster, Harry Edison, and Jimmy Rowles – all grooving nicely in small group formation. The tracks have a wonderfully fragile quality – and although standards, are still some of Billie's nicest work for Verve. Titles include "April In Paris", "All Or Nothing At All", "We'll Be Together Again", and "But Not For Me". Great David Stone Martin cover, too! CD

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Johnny LytleLoop ... LP
Tuba, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The cover bills this one as "the in sound of vibes and organ" – and it's totally right, because you can't get more "in" than the grooves Johnny lays down on the set! The tunes are short, tight, and very soulful – a wonderful blend of vibes, Hammond organ, and conga – played by a group that includes Peppy Hinnant on organ, plus some occasional extra piano by Wynton Kelly. The whole thing kicks nicely sweet 60s soul jazz, but with a tight groove that's all its own! Titles include "Possum Grease", "The Man", "The Loop", and "Hot Sauce". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny LytleLoop/New & Groovy ... CD
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch upwards of $40 when we get them in – and they fly right out the door as soon as they hit the web. Loop is the rarer of Johnny Lytle's two albums for the obscure Tuba label from Detroit. Johnny's classic trio, with Peppy Hinnant on organ, is backed by a larger group that features Wynton Kelly on piano and Willie Rodriguez on conga. New and Groovy is very nicely stripped down - and the focus of the album is on down-and-dirty groovers, perfect for the jazzy stepper set that still digs Lytle loads! Loads of short groovy steppin jazz vibes cuts, like "The Loop", "The Man", "The Snapper", "Selim", and way way more! CD

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Blue MitchellBlue Soul ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is great, and the set has a nice mix of lyricality and hard bop groove. 9 numbers in all, including "Minor Vamp", "The Head", "Top Shelf", "Blue Soul", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Park Avenue Petite", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Nica's Dream", and "Waverly Street". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyWorkout ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Blue Note tenor giant Hank Mobley – a set that really explodes in all the new directions Hank was taking in the 60s! Mobley in the 50s was already the stuff of legend – a tremendous soloist on tenor, and every bit his own man – firmly focused forward with a voice that was already tremendous – but which was turned towards a lot of new ideas with records like this! Both Mobley's phrasing and rhythmic construction are different here than a few years before – still every bit as soulful as ever, but able to open up with richer imagination, especially on the strong original tunes on the set. The group's great – a quintet that offers up both guitar from Grant Green and piano from Wynton Kelly – and rhythm is by the mighty team of Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, with plenty of room for solos – and titles include "Smokin", "Greasin Easy", "Workout", and "Uh Huh". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Workout ... LP 34.99

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Hank MobleyWorkout ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Very Good ... $34.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Blue Note tenor giant Hank Mobley – a set that really explodes in all the new directions Hank was taking in the 60s! Mobley in the 50s was already the stuff of legend – a tremendous soloist on tenor, and every bit his own man – firmly focused forward with a voice that was already tremendous – but which was turned towards a lot of new ideas with records like this! Both Mobley's phrasing and rhythmic construction are different here than a few years before – still every bit as soulful as ever, but able to open up with richer imagination, especially on the strong original tunes on the set. The group's great – a quintet that offers up both guitar from Grant Green and piano from Wynton Kelly – and rhythm is by the mighty team of Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, with plenty of room for solos – and titles include "Smokin", "Greasin Easy", "Workout", and "Uh Huh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Smokin".)
Also available Workout ... LP 16.99

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Wes MontgomeryWillow Weep For Me (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1965/1968. Used ... $5.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee MorganComplete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties Sessions (4CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, 1950s/1995. Used 4CD ... $119.99
A box packed with nothing but cracking hard bop! All of Lee Morgan's seminal 50s sides for Blue Note assembled in one package, including the albums Indeed!, Volume Two, Volume Three, City Lights, the Cooker and Candy. Morgan's quite young on these sessions, but his voice is fully formed and he plays with fire throughout, as do the sidemen, who include Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Benny Golson, Gigi Gryce, Bobby Timmons, Philly Joe Jones, Art Taylor, Sonny Clark, Curtis Fuller, and Wynton Kelly. There's 37 tracks in all, spread out over 4 discs, including "Reggie Of Chester", "Little T", "Stand By", "Latin hangover", "D's Fink", "Slightly Hep", "Hasaan's Dream", "I Remember Clifford", "Mesabi Chant", "Domingo", "City Lights", "Kin Folks", "Heavy Dipper", "New-Ma", and "CTA". CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition! Includes original box, book, and all 4CDs in their cases – all in great shape!)

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Lee MorganHere's Lee Morgan (2CD – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Spain), 1960. Used 2CD ... $6.99
An excellent early session from a young Lee Morgan – a set that we'd rank right up there with his best Blue Note material of the time! The set's from a time when Lee's trumpet was a key force in the Jazz Messengers – and there's definitely a Messengers vibe going on here, thanks to drums from Art Blakey – who works in a quintet alongside Clifford Jordan on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass. Jordan's tenor has a nice sharp edge – and like some of the Wayne Shorter sessions for Vee Jay, there's a nice sense of darkness here that's a bit different than some of Morgan's usual moments. Titles include "Terrible T", "Mogie", "Bess", and Wayne Shorter's "Running Brook". 2CD version includes 10 bonus alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Charlie Rouse & Paul QuinichetteChase Is On ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $8.99
A killer – and one of the greatest records ever cut on Bethlehem! Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette go head to head in a hard-blown session that's very different than most of the work on Bethlehem – grooving in a free-wheeling "chase" mode, as you might guess from the title – with lots of heavy tenor in the lead, cooking at a level that's more like a Prestige or Savoy session from the 50s! The group's as tight as can be – with some killer drum work from Ed Thigpen, and piano by either Wynton Kelly or Hank Jones. Titles include "The Chase Is On", "You're Cheating Yourself", "Knittin", "Tender Trap", and "When The Blues Come On". CD
 
 
 



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