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✨✧ Ray BrownSomething For Lester ... LP
Contemporary, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Lester in the title here is Lester Koenig, the legendary owner of Contemporary Records – for whom Ray Brown made this rare session as a leader shortly before his death! Ray had recorded often for Koenig in the 50s – probably most famously in the Poll Winners trio – but this ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny CarterJazz Giant (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Contemporary/Fantasy, 1958. Used ... $6.99
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". (Jazz) CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterSwingin' The 20s ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Benny Carter swings material from the 20s – but the results are a lot better than you might expect! We'll be honest in saying that the cover and theme of this one always made us figure the record was some sort of "old timey" affair – but Benny's surprisingly cool on the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Pre-Atlantic work from Ornette Coleman – one of his first recorded statements in jazz – and one of his boldest! At some level, the complete Coleman sound isn't entirely in place here – as there's a bit of a trace of hardbop in the mix – not entirely, but just a bit. But at ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanTomorrow Is the Question! ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Sealed ... $19.99
Tomorrow may be the question, but the record screams "today!" – and even this many years after its recording, this early set by Ornette Coleman has an energy and presence that cannot be denied! The sound here is kind of a rougher take on the mode that would gel more strongly on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed OJC pressing!)

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Buddy ColletteMan Of Many Parts ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $8.99
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorClassic ... CD
Contemporary, 1986. Used ... $2.99
A sweet later set from this great singer – produced by Helen Keane, arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett – and featuring Paquito D'Rivera on alto and Claudio Roditi on trumpet! (Vocalists) CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob CooperCoop – The Music of Bob Cooper ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A tremendous early album from this west coast tenorist – really breaking out here in a smaller group setting than usual! Coop plays tenor, in a group with Victor Feldman on vibes, Loy Levy on piano, Frank Rosolino on tormbone, and Mel Lewis on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing.)

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Curtis CounceCarl's Blues ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $24.99
A seminal session of LA hardbop – featuring a great group that includes Gerald Wilson, Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, Frank Butler, and pianist Carl Perkins, the unique talent who had a strange way of playing the keys (sideways!), and who died shortly after the recording of this set. As the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy DeFranco & Terry GibbsHoliday For Swing ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Teddy EdwardsTeddy's Ready! ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Excellent set of LA hardbop tracks by the great tenor player Teddy Edwards, with a group that includes Joe Castro, Leroy Vinnegar, and Billy Higgins. Edwards' tone is fantastic, and the tracks give him a chance to show off his soloing talent in a way that he didn't always reach on other recordings. ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some pen and ink stamps on back. Label has a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerBlame It On My Youth ... CD
Contemporary, 1988. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerPh D ... LP
Contemporary, 1989. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great later date from trumpeter Art Farmer – who also plays flugelhorn here – recorded with the mighty Clifford Jordan on tenor, plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, James Williams on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art FarmerPortrait Of Art Farmer ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set from Art – stripped-down and elegant, cut right at that time when his tone on trumpet was evolving into something sublime. The group's a perfect one for Farmer at this point – Hank Jones, Addison Farmer, and Roy Haynes, all lyrically-minded players with just the right ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanArrival Of Victor Feldman ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title and cover image are a bit misleading – as Victor had already been in the US for about 4 years by the time of this set – but as far as west coast jazz was concerned, he'd definitely "arrived" through a series of great contributions to classic albums! The outing's a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Chico FreemanPeaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit ... LP
Contemporary, 1980. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Chico on reeds, James Newton on flute, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Jay Hoggard on vibes, and Buster Williams on bass. Titles include "Freedom Swing Song", "Nia's Song Dance", "Morning Prayer", and "Look Up". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 4 – Main Stem ... CD
Contemporary, 1961. Used ... $6.99
(Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 5 – The Big Cat ... CD
Contemporary, 1961. Used ... $4.99
(Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry Gibbs Dream BandFlying Home Vol 3 ... CD
Contemporary, 1959. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesEverybody Likes Hampton Hawes – Vol 3 The Trio ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the title's a bit overly-optimistic – but with a record like this, you can certainly imagine a world in which everybody does like Hampton Hawes! The record's the third in a legendary early run for the Contemporary label – trio material that broke Hawes out of the box and firmly ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Hampton HawesFor Real! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A great set by Hampton Hawes – really one of his best ever records, and for a number of reasons! First up, Harold Land's playing tenor on the record, opening it up a lot more than some of Hamp's regular trio sides. Secondly, the bassist on the set is Scott LaFaro, the challenging modernist ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Hampton HawesFour! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $7.99
One of those classic Contemporary albums of LA jazz – where all the players are big names, and where the gang of them is goofing around on the front, looking happier than any New York jazzmen could ever be! Hamp's, joined by Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell, and Shelly Manne – all of whom ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hampton HawesHampton Hawes Trio Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Leaping brilliance on the keys from a young Hampton Hawes – a player who makes this record bristle with excitement from the very first note! The format is simple, but the presentation here is breathtaking – a rock-solid trio performance that shows why Hawes was one of the greatest ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesSeance ... LP
Contemporary, 1966. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A nice title for this mid 60s set from Hampton Hawes – given that by this time in his career, Hawes often hits these spun-out lines that are completely entrancing – almost enough to spirit us away to the underworld! The album's a live one, but done with an intimate feel – and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has age spots on the top right corner.)

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Mel HenkeNow Spin This! ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good- ... $4.99
Mel's second album for Contemporary – and every bit as great as the first! The album features Mel on piano, working in quartet format with guitar, bass, and drums – playing lively and playful arrangements of familiar tunes, in a mode that was similar to the live performance style that ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some stains at the opening and a split spine.)

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Jay HoggardRain Forest ... LP
Contemporary, 1981. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Barney KesselLet's Cook! ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good ... $8.99
Well, if you've ever heard Barney play guitar, you know that he doesn't always cook – or at least not as hotly as other players – but this album is a nice batch of tracks that goes way beyond Kessel's usual uptight sound. Most of the cuts are very long, and they feature open-ended jam ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a wrinkled corner, and some pen on front & back.)

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Barney KesselMusic To Listen To Barney Kessel By ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good ... $14.99
A classic Kessel album for Contemporary – one that features Barney's guitar in a set of slightly larger backings, all arranged by Barney himself! The approach is a bit different from some of Kessel's more stripped-down albums of the time – as Barney works with instrumentation that ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono yellow label pressing with deep groove! Cover has some wear and a large stain near the opening.)

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Barney Kessel/Shelly Manne/Ray BrownPoll Winners Ride Again! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1958. Used ... $13.99
A nice follow-up to the original Poll Winners set on Contemporary – one that features the trio of Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown – all working in a relatively relaxed setting, and hitting a vibe that's a bit more easygoing than you'd expect to catch for Contemporary at the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print 2006 pressing with20-bit K2 mastering, includes obi.)

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Harold LandHarold In The Land Of Jazz (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $8.99
Hard-burning early work from tenorist Harold Land – exactly the kind of date that set him apart from other west coast players of the 50s! Although he was part of the LA scene of the time, Harold Land grooved a lot harder and louder than his cool jazz contemporaries – and this album's a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneAlive In London ... LP
Contemporary, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Shelly Manne's always been a hipper cat than you might remember, especially if you've only heard his mainstream work – and if you need any convincing of that fact, just check out this searing electric set from 1970! The group here is virtually the same one who recorded with Manne for the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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Shelly ManneMore Swinging Sounds (aka Swinging Sounds In Stereo) ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the few great records that alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano cut with Shelly Manne – and a heck of a wonderful record that really set a new tone for Shelly's groove at the time! Things here are a bit looser and freer than before – longer tracks with more room for solos to really ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Shelly ManneMy Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A key early entry in the "jazz meets Broadway" genre – and a record that was so successful, it went onto inspire countless imitations! Shelly Manne's working here in a lightly playful trio setting – alongside Andre Previn on piano and Leroy Vinnegar on bass, in a reading of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, with a sticker and an ink stamp. Label has an ink stamp.)

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Shelly ManneOutside ... LP
Contemporary, 1970. Near Mint- ... $16.99
If you've ever doubted the influence of Coltrane on jazz, just check this 1970 session from Shelly Manne – one in which he's broken past the usual tight west coast TV jazz sound, and has moved into much freer territory with a group of younger (and hairier!) players. The group includes Pete ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – deep groove green label!)

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Shelly MannePeter Gunn ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
A wonderful version of the famous Henry Mancini score – arguably better than the original soundtrack for the TV show! Shelly Manne leads a small group of west coasters that includes Victor Feldman on vibes, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Russ Freeman on piano – plus Herb Geller on alto, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Play Checkmate ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... $12.99
A really nice set from Shelly Manne! After having a bit of a minor hit with a crime jazz album dedicated to the music of Peter Gunn, Shelly and combo turn towards a less-remembered TV cop show for more music in a similar vein. Checkmate was a short-lived show from the early 60s, but it had a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 1 – The West Coast Sound ... LP
Contemporary, Early 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
A pretty darn great record – the first full length LP cut by Shelly, issued by Contemporary in the mid 50s, and pulling together side from sessions in 1953, some of which were issued previously, others of which appear for the first time here. The tracks are short and playful – very ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove and ink stamp. Cover has promo ink stamp on both sides.)

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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 2 (10 inch pressing) ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Shelly Manne's best early sides – a session that features arrangements and tunes by some of the best of the west coast scene – Jimmy Giuffree, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, Jack Montrose, and Marty Paich – played by a group that includes Paich, Manne, Russ Freeman, Shorty ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but no splits – nice overall.)

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Shelly ManneSwinging Sounds – Shelly Manne & His Men Vol 4 ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Charlie Mariano was one of the best things to ever happen to Shelly Manne – as the young altoist's icy talent was a perfect match for Manne's west coast cool, but his Boston soul really added a lot more emotional depth than had ever been previously recorded on some of Manne's sessions. This ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing in a red letter cover.)

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Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 3 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $5.99
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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Shelly Manne & His MenSon Of Gunn!! ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A crackling set of crime jazz from drummer Shelly Manne – a follow-up to his first set of work from the Peter Gunn soundtrack, and arguably even better than the first! Manne's working here with a great combo that includes Victor Feldman on vibes, Joe Gordon on trumpet, and Richie Kamuca on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Shelly Manne, Andre Previn & Red MitchellBells Are Ringing ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An overlooked set from the late 50s show-meets-jazz run of Shelly Manne and Andre Previn – a cool jazz instrumental take on the score to Bells Are Ringing! As with other Manne/Previn pairings, the music is incredibly sprightly – some of the best jazz Andre ever recorded in the 50s, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Frank Morgan AllstarsReflections ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Very Good ... $1.99
Excellent later work from Frank Morgan – the legendary LA altoist who first burned brightly in the bop generation, then came back to make really rich recordings like this! The set's got Frank in some really great company – a hip sextet that features Joe Henderson on tenor, Bobby ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Morgan/Bud Shank QuintetQuiet Fire ... CD
Contemporary, 1987. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Phineas NewbornGreat Jazz Piano Of Phineas Newborn Jr ... LP
Contemporary, 1962. Very Good ... $12.99
Wonderfully romping work from Phineas Newborn – and a great showcase for the harder side of his sound on the piano, something that didn't always show up on his RCA albums of the 50s! The style here has plenty of bluesy overtones – not in a cliched soul jazz way, but in an earthy mode ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing.)

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Phineas NewbornNewborn Touch ... LP
Contemporary, 1964. Very Good ... $19.99
The Newborn Touch is always a great one, but it sounds especially nice on this record – a set that seems to go even farther than any of Phineas' earlier trio sessions! There's an almost-ambitious sound to the record that we really like a lot – one that possibly comes from Newborn's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Phineas NewbornPlease Send Me Someone To Love ... LP
Contemporary, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A really bold little record from Phineas Newborn – one that certainly has some of the bluesy overtones that you might guess from the title, but which also has other numbers that really leap along the keys! There's a fluid beauty here that really has Newborn at the top of his game – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornWorld Of Piano ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... $6.99
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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Phineas NewbornWorld Of Piano ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)
Also available World Of Piano (Japanese pressing) ... CD 4.99

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Phineas NewbornWorld Of Piano (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1961. Used ... $4.99
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
(Out of print early Japanese pressing.)
Also available World Of Piano ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Lennie NiehausLennie Niehaus – Vol 1 The Quintets ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the first moments of genius as a leader from saxophonist/arranger Lennie Niehaus – a set that has Lennie stepping out of the larger Stan Kenton orchestra, into the limelight with a hip quintet that includes Jack Montrose on tenor, Bob Gordon on baritone, Monty Budwig on bass, and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Lennie NiehausLennie Niehaus Vol 3 – The Octet No 2 ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Pretty incredible work from Lennie Niehaus – one of his seminal albums for Contemporary – nearly all of which were as poorly titled as this one, but equally worth checking out! This side has Lennie grooving on alto – blowing in a tighter, harder style than most west coasters ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(90s OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Red NorvoMusic To Listen To Red Norvo By ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Red Norvo's dragged his vibes out into a field of wildflowers – and while we hate to think what that's done to the sound of his instrument (not to mention his hayfever), we can definitely say that the album's a groovy treat from the decade when Red was turning out some of his finest music ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Pepper + Eleven ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A unique large group session from Art Pepper – one of his few this way as a leader, despite constant 50s presence as a sideman in big ensembles! Arrangements are by Marty Paich, who more than makes things swing – and there's a nice rhythm section dancing underneath a larger group ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing.)
Also available Art Pepper + Eleven (with 7 bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Pepper + Eleven (with 7 bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary/Poll Winners Records, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A unique large group session from Art Pepper – one of his few this way as a leader, despite constant 50s presence as a sideman in big ensembles! Arrangements are by Marty Paich, who more than makes things swing – and there's a nice rhythm section dancing underneath a larger group ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Poll Winners pressing – with 22 tracks!)

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✨✧ Art PepperComplete Village Vanguard Sessions (9CD box set) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1977. Used 9 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the clearest examples of the creative genius of Art Pepper, especially in his later years – filled with loads of long live tracks that are a masterpiece of improvisation! The group features George Cables on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Art PepperFeatured In Other Groups (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $24.99
(Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Art PepperGettin' Together! ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of Art Pepper's most classic sets for Contemporary – a record that puts him in the company of the Miles Davis rhythm section – Jimmy Cobb on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano – who make up 3/5 of a quintet that also includes trumpeter Conte Candoli! The ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Art PepperIntensity ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Art's blowing with a quiet intensity here – not as far out as you might expect from the title, but with that crisp genius that still graced all of his records from the time! The album features a quartet with Dolo Coker on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – working ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK reissue on Boplicity.)

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✨✧ Art PepperLiving Legend ... LP
Contemporary, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent 70s side from Art Pepper – recorded with a West Coast rhythm section that includes Hampton Hawes, Charlie Haden, and Shelly Manne! The trio all play here with a remarkable intensity, given the date of the session – and although the production's got that later, crisper ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(EU pressing on Boplicity.)

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Art PepperNo Limit ... LP
Contemporary, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A nice lost late number from Art Pepper – a freewheeling set of tracks that really show the influence of John Coltrane on Pepper's work – cut with a quartet that includes George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on "blitz bass", and Carl Burnett on drums. The tracks are long, and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art PepperSaturday Night At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Contemporary, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rather late recording for Pepper, but a great one played with some fierceness that you might not expect from the date of the recording. It helps that he's accompanied by a remarkable rhythm section of George Cables, George Mraz and Elvin Jones, all seasoned vets by this point, and playing with ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Art PepperSmack Up ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
A nice straight batch of tracks from Pepper – and a record that we like more than some of the more "classic" ones on Contemporary! The album's got quite a strange title – Smack Up, a very strange choice, given Pepper's well-known experience as a junkie – and features ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Smack Up ... LP 14.99

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Art PepperSmack Up ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A nice straight batch of tracks from Pepper – and a record that we like more than some of the more "classic" ones on Contemporary! The album's got quite a strange title – Smack Up, a very strange choice, given Pepper's well-known experience as a junkie – and features ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Smack Up ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Art Pepper & Ted Brown with Warne MarshComplete Free Wheeling Sessions (Free Wheeling/Way It Was) ... CD
Vanguard/Contemporary/Phoenix (Spain), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous saxophone interplay throughout – and 2 great 50s sessions that both feature Art Pepper and Warne Marsh! The first half of the CD is the legendary Vanguard album Free Wheeling – one of the few sessions ever cut by tenorist Ted Brown – working here with a group that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Andre PrevinPal Joey ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
Surprisingly nice stuff – especially considering that the album was one in a string of Previn piano sessions for Contemporary – all based around Broadway themes as part of the success of his My Fair Lady date with Shelly Manne! This set still features Manne on drums – and Red ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Andre Previn & His PalsGigi ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Andre Previn's got some very hip pals here – drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Red Mitchell – both frequent partners during the late 50s, especially on this classic run of jazz-Broadway records for Contemporary! The spirit here is very much like that of the famous My Fair Lady date made ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging on the spine.)

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Andre Previn & Russ FreemanDouble Play! ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
A goofy title and cover – but a really unique session of two-piano jazz, recorded with Russ Freeman and Andre Previn on the keys, plus only the drums of Shelly Manne to provide additional support! The sound is really great – and Previn's especially wonderful here, really stretching out ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andre Previn/Shelly Manne/Red MitchellWest Side Story ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging on the spine, but looks great otherwise.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsContemporary Alternate Takes ... LP
Contemporary, 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of alternate takes from Sonny's landmark recordings for Contemporary Records in the late 50s – material recorded in LA with an easier-swinging groove than some of his New York work, in a style that let Sonny blow in round, warm, and really open tones – almost ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Fantasy.)

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Sonny RollinsFreelance Years – Complete Riverside & Contemporary Recordings (5 CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Contemporary/Fantasy, Mid/Late 50s. Used 5 CDs ... $18.99
5 CDs – all wonderful! The set brings together 8 of Sonny Rollins' classic albums from the late 50s – Brilliant Corners, Way Out West, Jazz Contrasts, The Sound Of Sonny, That's Him!, Sonny Rollins Plays, Freedom Suite and Sonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders. (Jazz) CD
(Booklet is wrinkled from some waterdamage & there is a marker over slipcover barcode.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $4.99
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label pressing.)
Also available Way Out West ... CD 4.99

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Jimmy Rowles & Red MitchellI'm Glad There Is You ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Howard RumseyHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 6 ... CD
Contemporary, 1955. Used ... $8.99
Another standout set from Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars – the kind of group who should have been a gimmicky way to promote his nightclub, but who actually managed to cut some of the best LA records of the time! The lineup here features Rumsey on bass, Bud Shank on alto, Bob Cooper on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howard RumseyMusic For Lighthousekeeping – Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars Vol 8 ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An obscure later entry in the Lighthouse All Stars series on Contemporary – but a great one too – and a set that's less less overflowing with big name players, than a well-conceived small group session! Rumsey's leading the sextet on bass, but other players are even more noteworthy ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Howard Rumsey's Light House All-StarsSunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the earliest sets issued under the name of the Lighthouse All-Stars – that hip assemblage of west coast players headed by bassist Howard Rumsey – hardly a household name on his own, but well-remembered for all the great work done at this famous club! The lineup is a who's who of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 4 – Oboe/Flute ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sheesh, Howard Rumsey sure knew how to stick his name on a lot of records! (He must have been trying to give Norman Granz and Leonard Feather a run for their money!) Fortunately, most of them were also great – like this one, which features flute duets between Bob Cooper and either Bud Shank ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsJazz Invention ... LP
Contemporary, 1989. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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Bud ShankTomorrow's Rainbow ... CD
Contemporary, 1988. Used ... $0.99
With Shank on alto, Marcos Silva on keyboards, Ricardo Peixoto on guitar, and Michael Spiro on percussion. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Bud Shank & Bill PerkinsSerious Swingers ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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Cecil TaylorLooking Ahead! ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Cecil Taylor's definitely Looking Ahead here – pushing jazz piano very strongly into the 60s with his modernist tones – yet still working with a bit more restraint than in the next decade! The style here is quite unusual – and almost more fresh than the Taylor sound of later ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing.)

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Ben WebsterBen Webster At The Renaissance ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A previously unreleased live date from late in the career of Ben Webster – recorded at The Renaissance in Hollywood in 1960, but unissued until nearly 25 years later! The group features Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)
Also available Ben Webster At The Renaissance (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Ben Webster & Jim HallBen Webster At The Renaissance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $8.99
A previously unreleased live date from late in the career of Ben Webster – recorded at The Renaissance in Hollywood in 1960, but unissued until nearly 25 years later! The group features Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – and ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Ben Webster At The Renaissance ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Jimmy WoodsConflict ... LP
Contemporary, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album by the great lost altoist Jimmy Woods! Woods is a key part of the LA postwar jazz scene – with an alto style that's a link between Ornette's modernist tone and the more inside playing of other LA boppers. In a way, he's sort of a soul jazz Anthony Ortega – with the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear, with a name in marker and Demonstration stamp on back.)
 
 



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