Monty Alexander 7 —
Jamento ... LP Pablo, 1978. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice mellow fusion from Monty, recorded in LA with a group that includes Ernest Ranglin on guitar, plus Andy Simpkins on bass, and added drums and percussion from 4 other players. There's a bit of steel drums on the record, in the style that Alexander was using on other MPS sides from the time ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A light and mellow set from Ray – cut very much in the mode of his best early Prestige/Moodsville sessions – with a trio that features Sam Jones on bass and Grady Tate on drums! The tunes are easy going, and touched with the bluesy inflections promised by the title – but in a way ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A live set recorded very much in a classic Verve mode – actually produced by Benny himself, and recorded in Tokyo in 1977 with a small group that includes Budd Johnson, Cecil Payne, Cat Anderson, Nat Pierce, and Joe Newman. Tracks are long, and titles include "Them There Eyes", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Benny Carter —
King ... LP Pablo, 1976. Used ...
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One of those great dates from Benny Carter's later years – a time when he'd stepped back from doing big arrangements, working with larger group, and returned to some of the smaller combo modes that really made him great during his 50s years on Verve! No surprise, this set's produced by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best posthumous releases by the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – and a set that really captures the group at a perfect moment – when they were really beginning to stretch out a lot, yet still in a style that was mostly inside! The material was recorded in Berlin and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and wide clear tape holding the seams.)
Excellent live material from John Coltrane – recorded in late 1962, when the classic quartet was making a tour of Europe – and a wonderful counterpart to the group's famous recordings for Impulse! The recording quality is great, and really shows the lineup of Tyner, Garrison, and Jones ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Simple, unfettered guitar work – performed by Herb Ellis and Joe Pass in duet form, with no other instrumentation backing them up! The spare sound is really great – and each player trades rhythm while the other's soloing – and although the modes here stretch back to Parisian jazz ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great small combo work from Jon Faddis – with Kenny Barron on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, split top seam, and some edge wear.)
Ella Fitzgerald with the Tommy Flanagan Trio —
Montreux 77 ... LP Pablo, 1977. Used ...
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Ella Fitzgerald swings it nicely with the Tommy Flanagan Trio – a small group on the date for backup, but one who give this Montreux performance almost as much bounce as Ella's 70s live dates with a bigger ensemble! Tommy seems to have a bit more punch in his piano than usual, and Fitzgerald ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freddie Hubbard's very much in a back-to-basics mode at this point in his career – and what better place to go back to basics than at the Pablo label, where Freddie's working in an acoustic mode with the Oscar Peterson combo! The style is a far cry from Hubbard's electric records of the 70s ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool meeting of talents – and one that makes for some of the grooviest Count Basie material of the 70s! The vibes of Milt Jackson are a very welcome addition to the Basie groove here – an instrumental sound that didn't always show up in the Count's work, and which brings an extra ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Pass plays a host of Gershwin-penned material – working in a spare combo with a slightly different sound than usual! Pass' guitar still has that deep, round tone that you'll hear on his best Pablo sides – but the group also features rhythm guitar from John Pisano, who makes for a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from Zoot Sims – a session that has him working in very laidback company with Jimmy Rowles on piano, who tipples the keys of the piano with a really timeless late nite kind of sound! The style here is a bit like that of the Rowles/Getz album The Peacocks – although a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album