All Categories

$



Items/page

tjader Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 21
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderAgua Dulce ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
One of our favorite Cal Tjader albums ever – and one of the first to have his vibes working alongside Fender Rhodes! The record's a surprising little set from the start of the 70s – one that almost has Cal picking up some of the New York sounds of a few years before, then mixing them up with a hipper west coast electric style in the end – a Fantasy Records vibe that meshes together a few different modes, and comes up with a rich new style in the process! There's a bit of vocals on the set – somewhat unusual for Cal Tjader, and often used to augment the soulfully snapping grooves of the best tunes – but even more amazing is the heavy use of Fender Rhodes, played here by the amazing Al Zulaica, who's work on the album really ranks right up there with the best early 70s keyboardists on the coast! Zulaica's piano is amazing next to Cal's warmly chromatic vibes – and other instrumentation includes saxes from Bill Perkins, flute from Mel Martin, trumpet from Luis Gasca, moog from Rita Dowling, and percussion from both Pete and Coke Escovedo. Titles include the killer "Aqua Dulce (Cool-Ade)", a fantastic version of "Gimme Shelter", a sublime of Clare Fischer's "Morning", and the cuts "Ran Kan Kan", "Descarga Cubana", "Curacao", and "Somewhere In The Night". CD

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderConcert By The Sea ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
The crashing waves of the Pacific coast hardly seem like the serene setting you might want for the vibes of Cal Tjader – but this album works surprisingly well, and offers up Cal's combo in a Monterey live date, before the jazz festival really got going strong! The group's one that matches his best early albums for Fantasy – piano from Lonnie Hewitt, soulful bass from Al McKibbon, and some great Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo! Paul Horn also joins the group on flute – blowing with lyrical lines that fit the sound wonderfully, adding a whole new dimension to the music. Many tracks are longer than usual for the Fantasy years – and titles include "Walkin With Wally", "Doxie", and "Afro Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderConcert On The Campus ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A nice early Cal Tjader set for Fantasy – featuring Cal's vibes set up in a piano and percussion mode – a bit like work by the George Shearing group, but with a hipper sound, and more of a firey Latin finish, thanks to percussion by the likes of Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria. Lonnie Hewitt's the pianist on the set keeping things in a nice soulful vein, and titles include "Cuban Fantasy", "SS Groove", "Love For Sale", "Rezo", "Moment In Madrid", "Goodbye", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" and "Theme For Duke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing with deep groove.)

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderGood Vibes ... LP
Concord/Picante, 1984. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A very nice set of mellow west coast Latin vibes from Cal – sort of an updating of his classic 50s San Francisco groove on Fantasy, done with a host of California players that includes Roger Glenn, Poncho Sanchez, and Gary Foster. The record features a remake of Cal's big hit from the 60s – "Guachi Guaro (Soul Sauce)" – plus the tracks "Doxy", "Cuban Fantasy", "Good Vibes", and "Shoshana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on both sides.)

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderIn A Latin Bag ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
One of Cal's first albums for Verve, and a great set of Latin tracks with Lonnie Hewitt on piano, Armando Peraza on bongos, Johnny Rae on timbales, and Paul Horn on flute. The overall sound is great – and the album has a straight-on jazzy groove that makes it much better than some of Cal's Latin efforts for Fantasy. Titles include "Davito", "Ben Hur", "Mambo In Miami", "Ecstasy", and the great cut "Pauneto's Point", issued here with no mention of Bobby Vince Pauneto! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderLast Bolero In Berkeley ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
Mellow electric stuff recorded by Tjader with a number of different west coast studio groups. The tracks are pretty short, and not as funky as those on some of Tjader's other records from the time, but there's still plenty of nice jazzy moments, and a good moody vibe. Titles include "Gary's Theme", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Charisma", and "I Want You Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a name in marker.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderPuttin' It Together ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good- ... $6.99
Stellar live recording featuring the funky vibesman in a nice long electric set with a totally solid feel throughout. The LP includes an amazing 13 minute take on his cut "Manuel Deeghit", plus a 7 minute version of "The Prophet", and a 6 minute version of Joao Donato's excellent cut "Amazonas". Stellar work, and one of the best LPs you could get by him from the 70's! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a split top seam.)

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderRitmo Caliente! ... LP
Fantasy, 1955. Very Good ... $9.99
One of Cal Tjader's first Latin-tinged sessions for Fantasy Records – and a really wonderful batch of tracks recorded with a shifting array of very hip players! In addition to Cal's vibes, and expected Latin percussion – handled by Armando Peraza on congas and bongos – the set also features some totally slamming piano work from Eddie Cano, Manuel Duran, and Richard Wyands – each of whom get a chance at the keys on the set, really helping to bring in a range of different colors and tones. An added bonus is Jerome Richardson on flute – who plays on about half of the album's tracks – in that soulfully snaking way he virtually owned back in the 50s. Tracks are short, and filled with plenty of energy – and titles include "Ritmo Caliente", "Mambo Moderno", "Alegres Timbales", "Buhutu (Nanigo 6/8)", "Cubano Chant", "Goza", "Lamento De Hodi", "Mueve La Cintura", and "Afro Corolombo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing, with deep groove. Cover is stained on the bottom half, with some stuck-on paper bits on front, and delamination at the bottom.)

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal TjaderSoul Bird – Whiffenpoof ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good- ... $4.99
A real classic by Cal – one of the trademark albums of his time at Verve, and a unique blend of jazz, Latin, and other groovy influences! The tunes have that lightly jazzy approach that made Cal a hit with the radio and jukebox crowds at the time – a bossa-influenced mix of vibes, piano, and percussion – dancing easily over some very lively rhythms. Cal's group on the set features pianist Paul Griffin and percussionist Armando Peraza – both of whom bring a nice soulful finish to the album, helping it live past the "Whiffenpoof" in the title! Tracks include "The Prophet" – one of Cal's classics – plus "Soul Motion", "Reza", "Doxy", and "Daddy Wong Legs". Very groovy, very vibesy, and very very Verve. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a name in marker on both sides.)

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderSoul Burst ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Very groovy! This is one of Cal's great Verve sides from the 60's! As with most of Cal's best, the grooves are a mix of jazz vibes and Latin rhythms – and the whole session's arranged by Oliver Nelson with impeccable skill. Players include Chick Corea, Atilla Zoller, Richard Davis – and a host of Latin percussionists like Patato Valdez, Jose Mangual, and Victor Pantoja. Titles include "Descarga Cubana", "Morning", "Oran", "Curacao", and "Chuchy Frito Man". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker & light wear.)

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal TjaderSoul Sauce ... LP
Verve, 1964. Good+ ... $9.99
Arguably THE classic Cal Tjader album of the 60s – a landmark album that crossed over equally into Latin, jazz, and mainstream audiences – and a stone cooker that's filled with smoking little grooves! The set's probably best known for its title track "Soul Sauce" – one of the biggest jazz hits of the 60s, and a catchy groover that was built around a riff from Dizzy Gillespie, but which also featured a groovier 60s sound, thanks to Cal's use of vibes. The whole album follows in similar format – and features great work by a core combo that includes Armando Pereza on congas, Lonnie Hewitt on piano, and Johnny Rae on drums. Titles include "Soul Sauce" – also known as "Guacha Guaro" – plus the tracks "Joao", "Leyete", "Maramoor", and a killer reading of "Afro Blue" that features guest appearances by Donald Byrd, Jimmy Heath, and Kenny Burrell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, and a large name in marker.)

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cal TjaderTjader Plays Tjazz ... LP
Fantasy, 1955. Very Good+ ... $22.99
The title gets it right on this one – as the set's one of Cal's greatest straight jazz albums of the early years – done in a harder, and more soulful mode than some of his Latin-based sets from the time! The album features 2 different groups, both of them great – a main quintet that includes Brew Moore on tenor and Sonny Clarke on piano – and an additional quartet that features Bob Collins on trombone and Eddie Duran on guitar. The use of horns on the set is a nice change from some of the heavily percussive styles of Cal's other Fantasy records – and Moore's work on the album is especially nice, with some strong tenor moments that really make the album! Titles include "Moten Swing", "I've Never Been In Love Before", "Imagination", "I'll Know", "Brew's Blues", "A Minor Goof", and "How About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mottled red vinyl pressing, with a deep groove – in great shape! Cover has light wear, and a small bit of splitting on the spine, but is nice overall.)

Exact matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal TjaderConcord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(CD has initials in marker.)

Exact matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal TjaderGuarabe ... LP
Fantasy, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Moody mellow vibes from the great Cal Tjader – recording here with some excellent work on electric piano from Clare Fischer! Fischer didn't always use electric keys on records like this – and his presence here really makes the set sparkle – giving it an extra added Latin current on the keys – but one that's served up with a nicely spacious feel throughout! Even the mellow tracks have a beautiful sense of soul – Cal's vibes ringing alongside the tones of Fischer with a warmly seductive feel – and the set is proof that although Tjader could be plenty funky in the 70s, he also still had a great ability to do a lot with a little too. The rest of the lineup includes Poncho Sanchez on congas and Carmelo Garcia on timbales, and the tracks are a nice mix of mellow groovers like "Guarabe", "Where Is Love", "This Masquerade", and "Reza". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some staining , and a name in marker.)

Exact matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal TjaderLast Night When We Were Young – Cal Tjader With Strings ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cal records a set of lush mellow ballads, but the sound is surprisingly enjoyable and soulful, thanks to some great electric piano by Frank Strazzeri and electric guitar work by Eddie Duran – both of whom give the session a very dope 70s vibe. Tracks include "A House Is Not A Home", "Why Did I Choose You", "Emily", and "A Child Is Born". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

Exact matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal TjaderLatin + Jazz = Cal Tjader ... CD
DCC, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem from Cal – featuring some excellent Latin tracks recorded when he was working with the quintet that included congolero Armando Peraza. There's a feel here that's similar to Cal's best Latin work for Verve – straight, uncomplicated, but also with groovy flourishes that open things up nicely. Includes two tracks dedicated to Mr. Peraza – "Armando's Quajira" and "Armando's Bossa" – plus loads of other goodies like "Song for Pat", "The Touch", and "Milo's Other Samba". Plus, we don't think we've ever seen these sides on wax before! CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal TjaderMambo Sangria – Cal Tjader Plugs In/Solar Heat ... CD
Skye/Fabulous (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 totally great Cal Tjader electric albums – both recorded originally for the Skye label, and back to back on one CD! Cal Tjader Plugs In is a beautifully plugged-in, turned-on session from Cal Tjader – one that features the funky vibist alongside some sweet Fender Rhodes! The session was recorded live, but it's got a flowing, modal quality that rivals Tjader's best work in the studio for Verve and Fantasy at the end of the 60s – a soaring, spacious sound that comes from the interplay between Cal's ringing vibes and the Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano work of Al Zulaica – an excellent player we only know from a few of Tjader's albums. Armando Peraza provides some tight conga work on the set – and titles include "Spooky", "Tra La La Song", "Morning Mist", "Alonzo", "Nica's Dream", and "Get Out of My Way" – a great instrumental take on the Latin soul hit from Joe Torres! Solar Heat is even better – a record that features Joao Donato on organ and Gary McFarland on vibes! The record is a brilliant extension of Cal's styles at Verve – a bit of Latin, a bit of jazz, with some easily grooving numbers that have just the right dose of funk! Donato's organ sounds especially great, and there's also some added electric piano and electric harpsichord on the record, which expands the electricity even more! Loads of great numbers – including "Mambo Sangria", "Fried Bananas", "Solar Heat", "Ode to Billy Joe", and Donato's great "Amazonas". CD

Exact matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal TjaderSeveral Shades Of Jade ... LP
Verve, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unlike the mellower Breeze from the East LP (another Tjader "eastern" session), this one's got some very lively Latiny stuff – despite the orientalist theme of the LP. There's a monster version of Horace Silver's "Tokyo Blues", plus takes of Lalo Schifrin's "The Fakir", "Borneo", "Song of the Yellow River", and "Almond Tree". Schifrin conducts and plays piano, and the group also runs through a very tight version of Quincy Jones' "Hot Sake". In a cool Verve gatefold, with Japanese-y jade statues on the front. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

Exact matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cal Tjader TrioCal Tjader Trio (Fantasy 3-9) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Fantasy, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic 50s Cal Tjader – and important, to boot – as it's a pivotal moment in the fusion of Latin rhythms with 50s period jazz! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear with split top & bottom seams. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

Exact matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Paquito D'Rivera & Louie RamirezTribute To Cal Tjader ... CD
Yemaya (Spain), 1987. New Copy ... $9.99 14.95
A fantastic tribute to the great Cal Tjader – and a set that features heavy contributions from the equally-wonderful Louie Ramirez – a vibist whose 60s work had as much influence on Latin sounds as the best records by Cal! The set was recorded in the late 80s, but has a vibe that's a lot more faithful to an old school Latin jazz sound than most from the time – nicely spare production, and a core group who really know how to both hit the right rhythms, and make the most of their solos! Louie plays both vibes and some keyboards – and Paquito D'Rivera adds in some alto solos – in a group that also features Mario Rivera ont enor and flute, Tony Barrero and Al Torrente on trumpets, Larry Farrel on trombone, and Jose Fajardo on flute. Most tracks are instrumental – but Yayo El Indio and Adalberto Santiago add in some occasional chorus vocals – and titles include "Latin Blues", "Milestones", "Mambo For Cal", "Noche De Salsa", "El Titere", and "Soul Sauce". CD
 
Possible matches: 15
Possible matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneIntroducing The Afro Blues Quintet Plus One ... LP
Mira, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Excellent work from this totally sweet west coast Latin combo – a wonderful group who mixed Latin percussion with piano and vibes – in a manner that's similar to some of Cal Tjader's best Verve work of the 60s! Some tracks also make nice use of flute or alto sax – creating a snakey feel that really adds a new dimension of light and color to the tunes. The whole set's a great blend of Latin rhythms, jazzy solo work, and some mod 60s touches – and titles include "Monkey Time", "Afro Rock", "Let My People Go", "Walk On By", "Moses", "Liberation", and "Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a split top seam and a name in pen on back.)

Possible matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Willie BoboBobo's Beat ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
An obscure album by Willie Bobo – and a great one too! The session predates Willie's more famous work on Verve, and it catches the percussionist as he's coming off of some very successful years in the Cal Tjader band – a place where he really picked up a flair for jazzy and lyrical grooves. There's a fair bit of bossa nova influence on the set, but it's handled in a really unique way – as Willie's group blends together organ and piano, plus some sax and flute from a young Joe Farrell – making for a sound that's partly in the New York Latin mode, and partly in the more open and breezy styles of Willie's west coast roots. A great little album, with a really wonderful feel – and titles include "O Barquinho", "Let Your Hair Down Blues", "Capers", "Bossa Nova In Blue", and "Naked City Theme". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Trinidad" and "Timbale Groove". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

Possible matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Clare Fischer Big BandTwas Only Yesterday (aka Thesaurus) ... LP
Discovery, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
An unusual session from the great Clare Fischer – although probably his best-known record as well! Clare cut many other jazz sides in a smaller, more intimate setting – but this album features his full talents as a larger arranger – working with a hip ensemble, and turning in some great charts that really keep things on edge! Fischer plays both Fender Rhodes and piano – and the group's got some great west coast help from Bill Perkins and Warne Marsh on tenors, Gary Foster on alto, and Conte Candoli on trumpet – all playing with a bit more sharpness here than usual. There's a nicely off-kilter edge – similar to that which you might hear in some of Clare's work with Cal Tjader – or some of his larger arranging projects for labels like MPS. Solos are out front on all tracks, and titles include "In Memoriam", "Bitter Leaf", "Calamus", and "Miles Behind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cove has a name in marker. Labels have some marker.)

Possible matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Funky DLMarauding At Midnight – Tribute To The Sounds of A Tribe Called Quest ... LP
Washington Classics, 2017. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
Funky DL's full on funky homage to A Tribe Called Quest's uber classic Midnight Maurauders – no samples, no breaks or loops pulled from the classic album or the samples therein – this is a freshly done, inspired set of beats, keys, programming and live instrumentation that covers the album track-for-track! It sounds like an ambitious undertaking – and it is – but what's so surprisingly cool about it is how laidback and breezy it plays. The Tribe album is laced with some of the group's best written rhymes, and production steeped in diverse jazz funk samples from giants like Cal Tjader, Roy Ayers, The JBs and Lou Donaldson – that's an astounding pedigree to replicate! Rather than aim as high as that, Funky DL wisely hones in the moody essence at the core, and succeeds pretty handily with a mostly instrumental effort with wordless backing vocals used to sublime effect. Same track list as the Tribe classic: "Midnight Maurauders", "Awaerd Tour", "We Can Get Down", "Electric Relaxation", "Clap Your Hands", "God Lives Through", "Lyrics To Go" and the rest. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Arthur LymanLeis Of Jazz ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The title's no lie, as the album's a lot jazzier than some of Arthur Lyman's other records – a bit more upbeat, and almost like some vibes-led combo from the LA scene of the 50s! Pianist Alan Soares has a strong role in the set – providing a bit more bite than usual for an Arthur Lyman session – and really matching the harder sound of Lyman's vibes and marimbas nicely. Drums are often a bit stronger too – more use of the regular kit instead of just percussion – and there's a nice mix of lyricism and stronger rhythms here that almost reminds us of a late 50s Cal Tjader date for Fantasy. Ethel Azama guests, with moody vocals on one track called "Lullaby of the Leaves – and other tracks include "Trigger Fantasy", "How High The Moon", "Leis Of Jazz", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, with a split spine.)

Possible matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando PerazaWild Thing ... LP
Skye, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The only album ever cut by conga player Armando Peraza – the killer percussionist who worked with Cal Tjader in the 60s! The album's got a very similar feel to Cal's work of the time – blending together jazz, Latin, and groovy 60s rhythms – with lots of percussion on the bottom, and instrumentation that includes electric piano, funky flute, and some nice alto sax. Most tracks have the off-center sound that you'd expect from the Skye label – and arrangements are by Cal and Gary McFarland, so you know the tunes are pretty darn great! Titles include a mix of originals like "Viva Pereza", "Red Onions" "Granny's Samba", plus groovy covers like "Wild Thing", "Mony Mony", "Funky Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wild Thing ... LP 49.99

Possible matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Armando PerazaWild Thing ... LP
Skye, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
The only album ever cut by conga player Armando Peraza – the killer percussionist who worked with Cal Tjader in the 60s! The album's got a very similar feel to Cal's work of the time – blending together jazz, Latin, and groovy 60s rhythms – with lots of percussion on the bottom, and instrumentation that includes electric piano, funky flute, and some nice alto sax. Most tracks have the off-center sound that you'd expect from the Skye label – and arrangements are by Cal and Gary McFarland, so you know the tunes are pretty darn great! Titles include a mix of originals like "Viva Pereza" and "Granny's Samba", plus covers like "Wild Thing" and "Funky Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Wild Thing ... LP 9.99

Possible matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – and instead, these are tracks that show the very deep penetration of sounds from Havana – at a level that has the rhythms emerging in soul, hardbop, R&B, and even more standard blues material! The CD divides the music up into three different CDs, each with a different theme – one that looks at rumba in jazz music, another the influence of the mambo, and the third the range of slower Cuban rhythms well into the 60s. Titles include "Dem Tambourines" by Don Wilkerson, "Cuba Doll" by Lloyd Glenn, "Summertime" by Red Saunders, "Soony Roony" by Slim Gaillard, "De Laff's On You" by Louis Jordan, "Conga Brava" by Duke Ellington, "I Come From America" by Chris Powell, "Jock A Mo" by Sugar Boy Crawford, "Woke Up This Morning" by BB King, "Fool Burro" by Mabel Scott, "Cu-Blue" by Billy Taylor, "Arabian Love Call" by Art Neville, "Out Of Nowhere" by Cal Tjader, "I've Waited So Long" by Eddie Cochran, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Mambo Hop" by Oscar Saldana, and "Mambocito Mio" by Illinois Jacquet. CD

Possible matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousMod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. CD
Also available Mod Jazz ... LP 22.99

Possible matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousMod Jazz ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mod Jazz ... CD 10.99

Possible matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which might be lifted directly, then reworked for an American audience. But at other times, the influence is more in the rhythms or instrumentation – used as inspiration to then create something new – a bit in the way that American soul would provide the inspiration for reggae in the 60s. The package has the usual fantastic Fremeaux presentation – with a big booklet of historical notes, in both French and English, to support 66 titles that include "Jamaica Farewell" by Sam Cooke, "Salty Fish Aki Rice" by Ruth Wallis, "Bajan Girl" by Lionel Belasco, "Sly Mongoose" by Sam Manning, "El Gallero" by Dioris Valladares & Angel Viloria, "El Mambo Diablo" by Tito Puente, "Hey Little Girl" by Professor Longhair, "Un Poco Loco" by Bud Powell, "Chee Koo Baby" by Lloyd Price, "Shrinking Up Fast" by Camille Howard, "Ojai" by Joe Lutcher, "Salee Dame" by Albert Nicholas & Baby Dodds, "Inside" by Hector The Ram, "Run Come See Jerusalem"b y Stan Wilson, "I Learn A Merengue" by Robert Mitchum, "Afro Blue" by Cal Tjader, "La Maricutana" by Damiron & Chapuseaux, "Magical Joe" by Herb Jeffries, "Begin The Beguine" by Charlie Parker, "Make It Do" by Slim Gaillard, "Guitarambo" by Mickey Baker, and "Don't Touch Me Nylon" by The Charmer (aka Louis Farrakhan). CD

Possible matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousLiving In The Streets – Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little collection that definitely lives up to the promise of "dirty grooves" in the title – as many of these numbers have a sharp edge and gritty side to their instrumentation – which means that even the familiar artists sound nice and heavy in this setting – alongside some more obscure acts who round out the set with a very deep groove! The package features a few never-issued tracks – which makes the whole thing essential, even if you've got some rare vinyl in your collection back home – and as usual with the top-shelf collections from the BGP label, the whole thing's got a very forward-thinking sound – which means that its dip into the past is filled with funky gems you'll be digging for years to come! Titles include "You" by Spanky Wilson, "Afro Mania" by Preston Epps, "New Beginning" by Sonny Costanzo, "Marriage Is A State Of Mind" by Dave Hamilton, "Gimme Shelter" by Cal Tjader, "One Monkey Can't Stop The Show" by Jacqueline Jones, "Loose & Juicy" by The Pazant Bros, "Light My Fire" by Tammi Lynn, "Chili Mac" by Preston Love, "Brother You Know You're Wrong" by Idris Muhammad, and "Mighty Mouse" by Caesar Frazier. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Clare FischerOne To Get Ready – Four To Go ... LP
Revelation, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
The modern west coast keyboard master plays a fairly straight set of jazz, accompanied by Gary Foster on tenor, Bobby West on bass, and Jim Keltner on drums. Foster's solos are long and moving, and are set against some nice blocky playing by Fischer. Tracks include "Lover Man", "Free Ways", and a version of Cal Tjader's "Liz Anne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Revelation pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)

Possible matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bob WilloughbyJazz – Body & Soul (hardcover slipcase) ... Book
Evan Mitchell Books (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
William Claxton may be the best-remembered name in jazz photography on the west coast scene of the 50s and 60s – but photographer Bob Willoughby was right there alongside him, capturing all the beautiful images that are featured here in this lavish book! Like Claxton, Willoughby is a hell of a photographer, with a great eye for the sorts of special moments or unusual portrayals that go way beyond the obvious images that can make most jazz photo books a bit too boring. The pictures here are wonderful – live, candid, posed, and always very striking – running from the 50s up to more contemporary years – but with mostly classic images overall. The book features photos of a range of talents as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Art Farmer, Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Paul Desmond, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Mariano, Big Jay McNeely, Charlie Ventura, Cal Tjader, and dozens of others – and the images are all black and white, presented both in a hardcover, oversize book – and a special slipcover as well. Book
(A beautiful hardcover edition in a heay slipcase – with a foreward by Dave Brubeck!)

Possible matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Martin DennyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great later moment from Martin Denny – a set that gave him a big 60s hit in a sweet version of "Taste of Honey"! Denny approaches the tune with all the great mellow moods that Bobby Scott intended – none of the too-fast styles of Hirt, and instead the slow-moving rhythms that work perfectly for the blue undercurrents on the piano. Other tunes follow in a similarly nice blend – still a bit exotic, but almost showing more of a vibes/piano/percussion mix that seems to be borrowed from George Shearing or Cal Tjader – one that we approve of highly! Titles include "Route 66", "Exodus", "I'm In A Dancing Mood", "Black Orchid", "Take Five", and "Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small peeled spot at the spine.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top