Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Basie/Eckstine Incorporated

LP (Item 519066) Roulette, 1959 — Condition: Very Good+

Billy Eckstine gets a new lease on life – working here with great backings from the Count Basie band, in a mode that's a bit like some of Billy's own large ensemble recordings of the mid 40s! The sound is a bit more Basie-inflected than before, but that also unlocks some great swinging, soulful currents in Eckstine's vocals – modes that maybe weren't coming through as strongly in some of his pop material of the time, but which are right at home in the company of the Count! The material's great, too – darker, more brooding tunes – of the sort that Joe Williams might sing with the group – and the balance of presentation often gives equal time to vocals and instrumental passages in the spotlight. Titles include "Blues The Mother Of Sin", "Lonesome Lover Blues", "Drifting", "I Want A Little Girl", and "Song Of The Wanderer".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Tri-color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


Count Basie

Chairman of The Board
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written ... LP, Vinyl record album

Maynard Ferguson

Let's Face The Music & Dance
Roulette, 1959/1960. Near Mint-
A well-crafted batch of big band numbers from Maynard Ferguson, with more than enough swing and sway for the dancefloor, but also that stronger sense of personality and power you'd expect from Maynard! As usual for the time, the lineup of players is totally great – a surprising batch of ... LP, Vinyl record album

John Coltrane & Lee Morgan

Best Of Birdland Vol 1
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Incredible material from both John Coltrane and Lee Morgan – some of their best of the early 60s, and a record that always gets shamefully overlooked! The record features a side apiece of work by Morgan and Coltrane, each acting as the leader for a small group in perfect format. Coltrane is ... LP, Vinyl record album

Herbie Mann with Machito

Afro-Jazziac
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+
A great little LP – even if it is a discographer's nightmare! The record was most likely recorded originally under Machito's name, and only featured Mann as a soloist – but it's not the album Kenya, so we're not sure which one it is, although it does look like a repackaging job ... LP, Vinyl record album

Johnny Dankworth

Jazz From Abroad
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Incredible early work from British leader Johnny Dankworth – jazz work that's as fluid and grooving as his best 60s soundtrack sessions, and cut with an early sense of power that's really great! Dankworth's tight on the head arrangements, really leaping into the rhythms of the tune with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Roulette, 1958/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Two older Roulette albums – brought together in one 70s package! The first set is a live Billy Strayhorn date – recorded with a group that includes Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves on reeds, Harold Baker and Clark Terry on trumpets, and Quentin Jackson on trombone. Next up is Jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album

Count Basie

Basie At Birdland
Roulette, 1961. Near Mint-
A killer set from Count Basie – recorded during the height of his years at Roulette! The back cover of the record proclaims that "Basie Is Back Home" – clearly a bit by Birdland to lay claim to being the Count's home address, which is a bit of a challenge to his KC roots! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Roulette, 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set
... LP, Vinyl record album
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mitchell Ruff Duo

Appearing Nightly
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery

Jimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and " ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bridgewater Brothers

Lightning & Thunder
Denon (Japan), 1978. Near Mint-
Dee Dee Bridgewater's brothers lay down a lively set of long tracks in this Japanese issued LP with Stanley Cowell on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Michael Carvin on drums. The playing is free, swinging, and spiritual, with the kind of a vibe that was rarely captured by these players in their ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top