Fantastic work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of their greatest performances from the seminal early 60s years! The band at this time includes Cannon on alto, Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and although Feldman's not as ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – black label, silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove!)
A rare Italian album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing.)
Beady Belle —
Dedication ... LP Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Beady Belle never lets us down – and even though the lady's been making music for well over a decade, she still turns out some of the most consistently thoughtful soul we can think of! Forget the fact that the singer's on a Norwegian label, as the lyrics here are all in English, backed by ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny Griffin —
Griff & Lock ... LP Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ...
Classic tenors head-to-head – as Griff & Lock lay out one of their excellent 2 tenor classics from the early 60s! The rhythm section's deeply soulful – with Junior Mance on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and the album grooves through some long blowers, a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear.)
Kenny Dorham plays sweet hardbop trumpet on the two different sessions that make up this LP. One session's got Cannonball Adderley on alto and Cedar Walton on piano, with sort of a sweet laidback sound, as with some of Dorham's other sessions from the time. Track on this one include "Blue ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer productions pressing. Cover has some wear with tape along the seams. Label has some pen.)
Benny Green's trombone playing has always been a bright light in a sometimes bleak side of the jazz spectrum. His style is deep and soulful, and he swings the trombone with a fluidity that most would apply to hardbop trumpet players. This sweet quintet session from 1961 has him playing in a very ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some splitting in the top seam, and some pen on back.)
A surprisingly wonderful set from Wynton Kelly – really fluid and swinging, and with a unique approach on half the material! The core group of the set features Kenny Burrell on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but then Jones sits it out on the second side ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing.)
Johnny Lytle —
Blue Vibes ... LP Jazzland, 1960. Very Good+ ...
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Excellent grooves that mix together vibes and organ! This is one of the early albums cut by soul jazz vibist Johnny Lytle – and although it's more stripped-down than later work, it's still got a nice groove, and a feel that's quite different from work by other jazz vibes players at the time. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)
Chuck Mangione —
Recuerdo ... LP Jazzland, Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
Chuck Mangione – but a hip Mangione! This is an early session by Chuck – cut when he was a young hopeful from nowhere on the trumpet, featuring him and tenor player Joe Romano with a soulful rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes. With players like those, it's hard ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has light wear and a small sticker on back.)
An incredible album of vocal harmony soul – with arrangements by the great Melba Liston! The album is one of a few cut by The Metronomes – a group who took the male vocal quartet harmony style of vocals, and pushed it into a more soulful realm than had been used by some of the more ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver label Jazzland pressing. Cover has a split spine and a mark from an old sticker, but is nice overall.)
Mel Rhyne Sextet —
Organ-izing ... LP Jazzland, 1960. Very Good+ ...
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An excellent bit of soul jazz – completely rare in the original pressing, and one of the few early albums ever cut by organist Melvin Rhyne! Rhyne first came to prominence as the organist with Wes Montgomery – and he hailed from Montgomery's hometown of Indianapolis, and had the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label mono Jazzland pressing. Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
George Shearing & The Montgomery Brothers —
Love Walked In! ... LP Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ...
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Some of jazz's most sensitive artists get together in a lyrical set of light-handed ditties. Shearing's piano is a surprisingly nice complement to the vibes/bass/guitar sound of The Montgomery Brothers – and the group is augmented by some nice Latin percussion – performed by Armando ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer productions pressing with deep groove.)
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by Les Spann – an extremely talented jazz player who worked a lot with Dizzy Gillespie in the 50s, and Quincy Jones in the 60s! Les plays both guitar and flute on the set – grooving soulfully in a mode that recalls the stylings of Frank Wess ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has some wear.)
An incredible album, and one of Strozier's best! The record is an excellent example of the maturity and modernism that was coming out of the Chicago jazz scene as it hit the early 60s – and it features Strozier's soulful alto in the company of some of the city's best players, like pianist ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Incredible work from altoist Frank Strozier – a rich album of lyrical beauty and modernist invention, played by a great group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Bill Lee on bass, and Al Dreares on drums. The music has a very unusual feel – with a sound that goes far beyond the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing in the textured cover. Vinyl has some small press flaw bumps that do not affect play.)
An unusual early album by Joe Zawinul – one cut at the start of his early fame with Cannonball Adderley (and years before his success in Weather Report) – but in an easygoing way that's a perfect setting for the aging Ben Webster! Joe's not funking things up the way he did with Cannon, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing – with obi!)
Randy Weston with Art Blakey —
Zulu ... LP Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good ...
The title certainly gets it right – as the album features some of the first unique modern work by Randy Weston on wax – important trio material that was as important as key 50s sides by Thelonious Monk or Herbie Nichols! The session has Randy working with Sam Gill on bass and Art ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light wear and a small bit of seam splitting.)