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Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 1 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $3.99
Classic hardbop from the west coast – a set of live recordings done at the Black Hawk jazz club in San Francisco at the end of the 50s, featuring Shelly Manne at the head of a group that includes the great Joe Gordon on trumpet! Tracks are longer, livelier, and have a lot more solo room and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Charlie MarianoBoston All Stars ... CD
OJC/Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... $10.99
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Ken McIntyre with Eric DolphyLooking Ahead ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
A legendary meeting of these two modernists – and a record that's filled with sharp-edged new ideas! Both Ken McIntyre and Eric Dolphy play alto and flute on the album – and Dolphy contributes a bit of bass clarinet as well – and the pair receive a bit of straighter backing than ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie McLean & John JenkinsAlto Madness ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $14.99
A rough little killer from Jackie McLean – less well-formed than some of his Blue Note sides, but in a way that really gives him a great soulful edge! There's an open-blowing quality to the record, one that's almost a blowing session, but a bit tighter overall – a hint of the energy ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles McPhersonHorizons ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... $14.99
A wonderfully warm, deeply creative session from Charles McPherson – a set that moves way past his boppish roots, into a new zone of lyricism and imagination! Cedar Walton's on piano, and he adds some extremely important touches to the record – those lyrical, almost modal lines that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, radio call letters in pen on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkAlone In San Francisco ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic solo piano album from Thelonious Monk – recorded live in San Francisco, and maybe one of his best albums ever in the format! There's a special sort of quality that makes Monk's solo work so different from his trio, quartet, and larger group music – this real understanding of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners (20 bit mastering) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk In France (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Live material recorded in France during the early 60s – when Thelonious Monk was working with his super genius stripped-down quartet that featured Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums! The tracks are a simple but elegant expression of Monk's ideals – laid ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious In Action ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic cooker from Thelonious Monk – recorded during his legendary run at the Five Spot in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great work on tenor from a young Johnny Griffin! Griffin's filling a role here that would be cemented a bit more firmly in the 60s by Charlie Rouse – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New OJC pressing – better than the old one!)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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! If you only know the later, famous ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New OJC pressing – better than the old one!)

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✨✧ James MoodyJames Moody's Hi Fi Party ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from Moody – and a larger session than usual – one that shows his strong talents with an expanded lineup! Moody's working here with players that have a definite Dizzy Gillespie Big Band bent – including trumpeter Dave Burns, trombonist William Shepherd, baritonist Pee ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James MoodyWail Moody Wail ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wail Moody, indeed – a killer set from the 50s that really shows the strong development of James Moody after the initial bebop years – already growing into one of the most forward-thinking jazzman of his generation! The group here is a bit larger than before – a septet, put ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank Morgan with Cedar WaltonEasy Living ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great date from the later revival years of altoist Frank Morgan – thanks to a warm performance from the Cedar Walton trio! One of the great things about late Morgan is the way in which he's able to really fit himself into different settings – still holding onto his soulful roots, but ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornWorld Of Piano ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe not a "world" of piano, but a real classic from Phineas Newborn – a record that marks a harder, more soulful sound than some of his 50s work – shaking free from some of his flowery touches on the keys, and digging much deeper into the groove of his Memphis roots! The ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird At St Nicks ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1950. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Posthumous issue of an early 50s live set by Charlier Parker – one of the many that were rushed to the public in the years after his early death. The set, like many of the other live ones from the time, isn't recorded that well – but the music is still pretty wonderful. There's a real ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Bird At St Nicks (Jazz Workshop) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird On 52nd Street ... CD
Jazz Workshop/OJC, 1948. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure Charlie Parker sessions of the 40s – at least in the original release! The material was recorded in 1948, on a home tape recorder, but not issued until after his death – part of a huge wave of Charlie Parker material that hit the market at the end of the 50s and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Don PattersonBoppin' & Burnin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone cooker from organist Don Patterson – and one of his best fuller group recordings for Prestige from the 60s! Patterson is best known for his work on the label with his trio that included guitarist Pat Martino and drummer Billy James – and while that unit is intact here, they're ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Oscar Peterson & The Trumpet KingsJousts ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1978. Used ... $3.99
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Bud PowellJazz At Massey Hall Vol 2 ... CD
Debut/OJC, 1953. Used ... $2.99
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Andre Previn/Shelly Manne/Red MitchellWest Side Story ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ Paul QuinichetteOn The Sunny Side (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A perfect example of the great skill that Prestige had for taking a good ensemble player, and putting him into a context that really let him open up in a manner that brought his best points to light! In this case, Quinichette's plucked from Basie's group and put with a tight bunch of soulful ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Jimmy RaneyA ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A simple title, but a great little record – one that offers up Jimmy Raney's guitar in all its best early tone – a sound on the instrument that few other players could match at the time! Raney's guitar was always a bit earthier than some of his 50s contemporaries like Johnny Smith and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available A ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach Quartet Featuring Hank Mobley ... CD
Debut/OJC, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff! Despite the early date and boppish orientation of the material on this CD, the tracks have a sinister modernist edge that easily belies the later work of both Max Roach and Hank Mobley – and which presents the pair here working with unbelievable power! The set kicks off with ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jim Robinson's New Orleans BandNew Orleans – The Living Legends ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsRollins Plays For Bird ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The tenor of Sonny Rollins pays tribute to the alto of Charlie Parker – in a landmark set that's one of Sonny's real standout 50s sessions for Prestige! Sonny's tone on the tenor is proud and bold throughout – able to shift and turn in the spirit of Bird, but also very much in Rollins' ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $2.99
One of Sonny's brilliant west coast sessions for Contemporary – records that shouldn't sparkle as much as they do, but which actually stand with his best work of the 50s! Sonny's blowing in front of a session of "leaders" that includes Hampton Hawes, Barney Kessel, Leroy Vinnegar, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Charlie RouseTakin Care Of Business ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great session of deeply soulful tenor work, featuring Rouse in a group with Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop, Earl May, and Art Taylor. At this point in his career, Rouse is in his pre-Monk days – but beginning to experiment heavily with a more modernist approach to hardbop. The results are ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaMongo At The Village Gate (with bonus track) ... CD
Battle/OJC, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A raw early cooker from Mongo Santamaria – a real standout album from the Riverside years, thanks to a live performance that goes far beyond his studio work of the time! The set was caught live at the Village Gate – in a way that lets the band open up and really jam on the tunes – ... (Latin) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody ShawSong Of Songs ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1972. Used ... $32.99
A bold early statement from trumpeter Woody Shaw – a key album that showcases the genius that was blossoming in his best 70s work! The set features Woody working with a soulful group of west coast players from the LA scene – including Bennie Maupin, Ramon Morris, George Cables, Henry ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Zoot SimsInnocent Years ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1982. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Zoot SimsZoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Used ... $3.99
Way more than just a Gershwin Songbook sort of record – thanks to some tremendous blowing here by Zoot Sims, who's mellowed nicely with age, and comes up with a wonderful sound for the record! It may just be us, but there seems to be a lot more soul in Zoot's horn than ever before – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just a Gershwin Songbook sort of record – thanks to some tremendous blowing here by Zoot Sims, who's mellowed nicely with age, and comes up with a wonderful sound for the record! It may just be us, but there seems to be a lot more soul in Zoot's horn than ever before – ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Zoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers ... CD 3.99

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Zoot Sims & Al Cohn & Tony ScottEast Coast Sounds ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1956. Used ... $14.99
A swinging east coast set featuring the reeds of Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Tony Scott. Trigger Alpert is actually the leader on these sides, in spite of the way the album is billed, and he plays bass in a piano-less rhythm section alongside Ed Shaughnessy on drums. The front line also includes Joe ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available East Coast Sounds ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ Bobby TimmonsSoul Time ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real standout set from Bobby Timmons – one of his few non-trio sessions as a leader, and a record that crackles with the same sort of energy he brought to his work with the Jazz Messengers! Of course, that's no surprise – as the quartet on the set includes Bobby's boss at the time, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Cal TjaderCal Tjader's Latin Concert ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Not the sort of stodgy affair you might think from the "concert" in the title – and instead a relaxed, nicely-grooving little set – recorded by Cal Tjader in the very familiar territory of the Blackhawk night club in San Francisco! The recording quality is less live than ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Cal TjaderMambo With Tjader ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early Latin from the great Cal Tjader – proof that he had a wonderful ear for this sort of a groove, even when he was just getting started! The album's a killer batch of jazzy mambos all the way through – served up with hard-edged vibes from Cal, all nicely chromatic in tone – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Cal TjaderPrimo ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really hard-hitting set from Cal Tjader – and one that's done with a good dose of 60s Latin Soul as well! The album was recorded in the early 70s, but it's really got a late 60s New York flavor – thanks to arrangers Charlie Palmieri and Tito Puente – who cook up a groove that's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Cal TjaderTjader Plays Mambo ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1954/1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic 50s west coast Latin grooves – played by Cal Tjader and a tasty Bay Area combo that includes Benny Velarde on timbales and conga, Manuel Duran on piano, and Carlos Duran on bass! The tracks are short, but have a tight group feel – really driving in a nicely rhythmic mode, with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Joe TurnerNobody In Mind ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1976. Used ... $11.99
With Milt Jackson and Roy Eldrige. Titles include "I Want A Little Girl", "Crawdad Hole", "Juke Joint Blues", and "How Long How Long Blues". (Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerSong For My Lady ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A dynamic album from Tyner – recorded with a core group that includes Sonny Fortune on reeds, Calvin Hill on bass, and Alphonze Mouzon on drums – plus additional work on some tracks by Charles Tolliver, Michael White, and Mtume! With a lineup like that, it's hard to miss – but ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ McCoy TynerSong Of The New World ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Soaring brilliance from McCoy Tyner – one of his first large group outings, and an effort undertaken with key help from William Fischer! There's a sense of soaring freedom here that's very much like Tyner's smaller group albums of the time – but Fischer tunes it with a broader sense of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Doug WatkinsSoulnik ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $24.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the legendary bassist Doug Watkins! Although Watkins was one heck of a hardbop bassist in his day, he shows a new side on this enigmatic album from the early 60s – one that has him playing cello as the frontman for a group that includes Yusef ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Wess & John ColtraneWheelin' & Dealin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
One of the great Prestige jam session sides, featuring a host of their great players – Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Wess – running through some long tracks in fairly free form. Deep, slow grooving, and with lots of nice solos. 4 tracks, and all of them long. ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe WilliamsJoe Williams Live ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the nice records made by Joe during his funky comeback of the late 60s/early 70s. He's singing here in a setting that's decidedly hipper than on earlier albums – with the early 70s Nat/Cannonball Adderley collective that includes George Duke on piano, Carol Kaye on bass, and ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Lem WinchesterAnother Opus ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $11.99
One of the few records cut by vibist Lem Winchester before his untimely early death – and one of the best too! The album's got a heavy soul jazz sound that shows that Winchester was one of the few who could play the vibes in that manner – grooving here with a quintet that includes ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsPairing Off ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $6.99
The "pair" here is Phil Woods and Gene Quill – both blowing beautifully on alto sax, with that sharp edge and deep tone that made both players a real standout in the 50s scene! The Woods/Quill mix has been documented elsewhere, but the sound here is rawer than some of those other ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Phil Woods & Gene QuillPhil & Quill With Prestige ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
The team of Phil Woods & Gene Quill hit Prestige Records – and get a bit more space to blow than on other sessions of the time! The album's definitely got a quality that lives up to the "with prestige" in the title – a classy, careful sort of sound that's very much the ... (Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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