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Some nice solo moments here – courtesy of Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, Gary Bribek on tenor, and Barry Keiner on piano. Titles include "Bouncin With Bud", "Fiesta", "Funk City Ola", and "Cape Verdean Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest Buddy Rich albums of the 70s – a mad screaming affair that's overflowing with great tunes! The band on the set is very full – with a heck of a lot of trumpets in the brass section, set next to searing sax work by the great Pat LaBarbera. But even better is the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from the legendary Buddy Rich – one of his Pacific Jazz albums from that stretch when Buddy was opening up his bag, and getting very groovy in his music! The album's a live one – and as with the rest from the decade, really has the Buddy Rich sound moving forward, thanks ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great work as a leader from this legendary Duke Ellington altoist – working here with Ben Webster on tenor, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Emmett Berry on trumpet, Leroy Lovett on piano, and Lloyd Trotman on bass – plus some tracks that Flip Phillips and Al Sears on tenor, and Sonny Green ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime work by Dizzy! Although Charlie Parker's "with strings" experiments are always the best known in the Verve catalog, Dizzy's work in this vein is simply amazing, and has him playing in a more avant garde setting than you'll ever hear from the time! The set features tracks that ... LP, Vinyl record album
The title says "57", but the music's from a few years before – yet that's OK with us, because Bud Powell always has a sound that's instantly timeless no matter what the year! The album brings together sides from Verve dates in 1954 and 1955 – one featuring Art Blakey on drums ... LP, Vinyl record album
That's the Modern Jazz Sextet – not the Modern Jazz Quartet – although the group definitely borrows a bit of energy from the MJQ, and some personnel too! The group was only put together for this date – and combines the subtle touches of MJQ members John Lewis on piano and Percy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Old Norgan LP that brings together guitar jazz sides from some of the best talents ever to record for the label. Tal Farlow plays with Red Mitchell and Claude Williamson on the tracks "Tea For Two", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "This Is Always", and "Stompin At The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Benny Carter/Charlie Parker/Willie Smith/Johnny Ho
An early collection of gems from Norman Granz and his Verve crew – a record that showcases recordings based around some of his alto sax stars! It's not clear whether or not all of these tunes are exclusive to the album, but we can say that we really appreciate it for the numbers that feature ... LP, Vinyl record album
The quintessential sound of late 60s Horace Silver – on one hand still very much in the Blue Note soul jazz groove that earned him plenty of jukebox single play, but on the other hand really stretching out with a style that's a bit more righteous than before! Horace shows that he can still ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great meeting of tenor sax talents old and young – as the up-and-coming John Coltrane plays alongside Paul "Vice Pres" Quinichette – in a classic Prestige session of well-blown saxophone work! The rhythm section on the album features Mal Waldron on piano, Julian Euell on ... LP, Vinyl record album