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Chet BakerWitch Doctor ... LP
Contemporary/Fantasy, 1953. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Chet Baker and Rolf Ericson on trumpet, Bud Shank on alto and baritone saxophone, Bob Cooper and Jimmy Giuffre on tenor saxophone, Claude Williamson and Russ Freeman on piano, Howard Rumsey on bass, and Max Roach and Shelly Manne on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerWitch Doctor ... CD
Contemporary/Fantasy/OJC, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Chet Baker and Rolf Ericson on trumpet, Bud Shank on alto and baritone saxophone, Bob Cooper and Jimmy Giuffre on tenor saxophone, Claude Williamson and Russ Freeman on piano, Howard Rumsey on bass, and Max Roach and Shelly Manne on drums. (Jazz) CD
Also available Witch Doctor ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Joshua BreakstoneEchoes ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Pepper Adams on baritone, Kenny Barron on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass, and Keith Copeland on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joshua BreakstoneEvening Star ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Jimmy Knepper, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Shapiro, Keith Copeland. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ray BrownSomething For Lester ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1977. Used ... 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 CD

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellGuiding Spirit ... CD
Contemporary, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Kenny Burrell on guitar, Jay Hoggard on vibes, Marcus McLaurine on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums! (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Benny CarterJazz Giant ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A well-titled album from the great Benny Carter – already a giant in jazz, thanks to countless years blowing the alto sax as a leader and sideman in other groups – really opening up a fresh chapter of his career in a great run of smaller combo work in the second half of the 50s! This ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label Stereo Records pressing with small press ring. Includes the Contemporary inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterJazz Giant ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A well-titled album from the great Benny Carter – already a giant in jazz, thanks to countless years blowing the alto sax as a leader and sideman in other groups – really opening up a fresh chapter of his career in a great run of smaller combo work in the second half of the 50s! This ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $2.99
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 CD
(OJC pressing, initials in marker on CD and inside booklet.)
Also available Something Else!!!! (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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
(80s OJC pressing. Cover looks great, with minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 CD
Also available
Something Else!!!! (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99
Something Else!!!! ... CD 2.99

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Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
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
Also available Something Else!!!! ... CD 2.99

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Ornette ColemanTomorrow Is The Question (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
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

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanTomorrow Is the Question! ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of wear, a small bit of tape on the spine, and a number in the top corner, front and back.)
Also available Tomorrow Is The Question (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanTomorrow Is the Question! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 CD
Also available Tomorrow Is The Question (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Buddy ColletteMan Of Many Parts ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
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

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Chris ConnorNew Again ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Features arrangements by Michael Abene and Richard Rodney Bennett – who both play keyboards on the record! Also features trumpet from Claudio Roditi, tenor and alto from Bill Kirschner, and some guest flute from Dave Valentin. (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Bob CooperCoop – The Music of Bob Cooper ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Curtis CounceCarl's Blues ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis CounceYou Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An album with a sexy cover, but a set that's one of the more soulful from the LA scene of the 50s – thanks to a tight, sharp group working under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce! Counce didn't cut many albums as a leader, but all of them are pretty darn great – and done with a ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Curtis CounceYou Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
An album with a sexy cover, but a set that's one of the more soulful from the LA scene of the 50s – thanks to a tight, sharp group working under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce! Counce didn't cut many albums as a leader, but all of them are pretty darn great – and done with a ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 two cut corners.)

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Teddy Edwards & Howard McGheeTogether Again (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1961. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99 On August 9, 2024
Two of the best west coast boppers of the postwar years – back together again in a killer revival date cut by Contemporary Records! As the title implies, the set's got a backward-looking sort of feel – at least for the early 60s recording date – but from the perspective of our ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sound Series!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, August 9.

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✨✧ Teddy Edwards & Howard McGheeTogether Again! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two of the best west coast boppers of the postwar years – back together again in a killer revival date cut by Contemporary Records! As the title implies, the set's got a backward-looking sort of feel – at least for the early 60s recording date – but from the perspective of our ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Peter ErskinePeter Erskine ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1982. Used ... $6.99 11.99
A great bit of soulful fusion from drummer Peter Erskine – one of the few albums he made as a leader of this nature, even though his playing graced lots of other wonderful records at the time! The approach here is tight, but never too much so – smooth, but never slick – a warmly ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, case has a cutout notch through the spine.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerBlame It On My Youth ... CD
Contemporary, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great group – with Clifford Jordan on tenor and soprano sax, plus James Williams on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Art FarmerOn The Road ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Farmer's best sessions of the 70s – recorded in a mode that's a bit freer than usual, with a group that includes Hampton Hawes, Ray Brown, and either Steve Ellington or Shelly Manne on drums. Art Pepper sits in on 4 of the album's 6 tracks – and it's his tone and edgieness that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Art FarmerPortrait Of Art Farmer ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A really pivotal album from the great Art Farmer – a late 50s session that has him finding that sense of tone and timing that would dominate his work in years to come! Art was already great by the time of this set, but he's also got maybe a more personal, almost poetic vibe at times – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Portrait Of Art Farmer (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Art FarmerPortrait Of Art Farmer ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A really pivotal album from the great Art Farmer – a late 50s session that has him finding that sense of tone and timing that would dominate his work in years to come! Art was already great by the time of this set, but he's also got maybe a more personal, almost poetic vibe at times – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Portrait Of Art Farmer (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99
Portrait Of Art Farmer ... CD 6.99

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Art FarmerPortrait Of Art Farmer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A really pivotal album from the great Art Farmer – a late 50s session that has him finding that sense of tone and timing that would dominate his work in years to come! Art was already great by the time of this set, but he's also got maybe a more personal, almost poetic vibe at times – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman!)
Also available Portrait Of Art Farmer ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Art FarmerSomething To Live For ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An unexpected treasure – like so many of Art Farmer's later albums! The record is ostensibly a tribute to the music of Billy Strayhorn – which might make us expect some soporific Ellington cliches – but the session's really just a small group one, played by Art with a quintet ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art FarmerSomething To Live For (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unexpected treasure – like so many of Art Farmer's later albums! The record is ostensibly a tribute to the music of Billy Strayhorn – which might make us expect some soporific Ellington cliches – but the session's really just a small group one, played by Art with a quintet ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetBack To The City ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous comeback for the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – recording here in the mid 80s with original members Farmer, Golson, and Curtis Fuller – plus tremendous rhythm support from the trio of Mickey Tucker, Ray Drummon, and Marvin Smitty Smith! The session has less of the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a small trace of a sticker.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer/Frank Morgan/Lou LevyCentral Avenue Reunion ... CD
Contemporary, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great quintet date – featuring mostly players who were part of the postwar scene on LA's Central Avenue – Art Farmer on trumpet, Frank Morgan on alto, and Lou Levy on piano – plus Eric Von Essen on bass and Albert Tootie Heath on drums! (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanSuite Sixteen – The Music Of Victor Feldman ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A US album, but with work by Brit jazz greats like Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott on tenor, Dizzy Reece on trumpet, and Phil Seamen on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chico FreemanFocus ... CD
Contemporary, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Chico Freeman on tenor, Arthur Blythe on alto, George Cables on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums! (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Chico FreemanPeaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit ... LP
Contemporary, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Russ Freeman & Shelly ManneOne On One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Just Russ Freeman on piano and Shelly Manne on drums! Tracks include "Prime Time", "Loose As A Goose", "Blue Monk", "On A Green Dolphin Street", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". (Jazz) CD

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Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 2 – The Sundown Sessions ... CD
Contemporary, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A large group session – tracks include "Song Is You", "Dancing In The Dark", "Blue Lou", "Fat Man", and "My Reverie". (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 6 – One More Time ... CD
Contemporary, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A previously-unreleased live date from the late 50s! Featuring Al Porcino and Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen and Joe Cadena on trombone, Jack Schwartz on baritone sax, Bill Perkins and Bill Holman on tenor sax, Joe Maini and Charlie Kennedy on alto sax, Pete Jolly and Lou Levy on piano, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFrancoAirmail Special ... CD
Contemporary, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Terry Gibbs on vibes, Buddy DeFranco on clarinet, Frank Collett on piano, Andy Simpkins on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums. Tracks include "Samba Wazoo", "Austin Mood", "Body & Soul", "In A Mellow Tone", "Yesterdays" and "Blues For ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFrancoTerry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen ... CD
Contemporary, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Terry Gibbs on vibes and Buddy DeFranco on clarinet – with Tom Ranier on piano, Dave Carpenter on bass, and Gerry Gibbs on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, disc has a promo stamp.)

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Terry Gibbs Dream BandFlying Home Vol 3 ... CD
Contemporary, 1959. Used ... $3.99
A live performance with Pete Jolly on piano, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bill Perkins on tenor, Mel Lewis on drums, and others! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFrancoChicago Fire ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With John Campbell II on piano, Todd Coolman on bass, and Gerry Gibbs on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Benny GolsonBenny Golson's New York Scene ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album recorded during the height of Benny Golson's powers as an arranger and tenor soloist! Benny leads two groups – a quintet and a nontet – both of which feature players that include Art Farmer, Wynton Kelly, Sahib Shihab, Gigi Gryce, and Paul Chambers – working ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Joe GordonLookin' Good! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... $19.99
An incredible session of hardbop from early 60s LA – easily one of the hippest and hardest-hitting albums ever recorded for Contemporary Records! Joe Gordon passed away early in 1963, and this album's one of a rare few he made as a leader – but even if it was the only one, it might ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print OJC pressing – in nice shape!)

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Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vol 1 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $7.99
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vol 2 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vol 3 ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All Night Session Vol 3 (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vol 3 (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $8.99
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(OJC pressing.)

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Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vols 1, 2, & 3 ... CD
Contemporary/Phoenix (Spain), 1956. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2011 pressing.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vols 1, 2, & 3 ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available All Night Session Vols 1, 2, & 3 ... CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesBird Song ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956/1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare slice of 50s work from pianist Hampton Hawes – material recorded during his initial strong run for Contemporary Records, but unissued until many years later! The album allows a chance to hear Hamp away from his better-known trio of the period – and some of the tracks feature ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesBlues The Most ... CD
Contemporary/Prestige, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hampton Hawes isn't exactly the first pianist we think of when it comes to bluesy lines in his music – but there's definitely a blue-tinged undercurrent to most of the work in this set – a well-chosen batch of tracks from Hamp's early years as a leader on Contemporary Records! The ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesEverybody Likes Hampton Hawes – Vol 3 The Trio ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... 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 CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesEverybody Likes Hampton Hawes – Vol 3 The Trio ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... 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

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Hampton HawesFor Real (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
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 – blowing with that soulful distinction that made him one of the most up- ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sound Series! All-analogue lacquers, cut from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman – with heavy vinyl and cover.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesGreen Leaves Of Summer ... LP
Contemporary, 1964. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
With Monk Montgomery on bass and Steve Ellington on drums – and titles that include "Ill Wind", "St Thomas", "Vierd Blues", "Secret Love", "Blue Skies", and "GK Blues". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesHampton Hawes Trio Vol 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
'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 CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesHampton Hawes Trio Vol 1 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
'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 CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesHere & Now ... LP
Contemporary, 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from that hip 60s period when Hampton Hawes was really stretching out his sound – building on his already-great style of the 50s, by adding in more complex lines and unusual tones – creating far more depth in his music than ever before! In a way, there's a bit of a Bill ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hampton HawesI'm All Smiles ... LP
Contemporary, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Beautiful 60s work from Hampton Hawes – a set from the middle of the decade, a period when he wasn't recorded all that often – but one not issued by Contemporary until his American revival in the 70s! The group's got a wickedly fluid feel – not just Hamp's always-amazing piano, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesSermon ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Trio session with Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Stan Levey on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesSermon ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hampton Hawes on piano, with Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Stan Levey on drums. (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesThis Is Hampton Hawes – Vol 2 The Trio ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The darkly brooding image of Hampton Hawes on the front cover of this one is a real standout in the mostly-sweet cover lineup of the Contemporary label – but it's also a great indication of the sound of the record, which is something different than most of its contemporaries! Hawes is ... (Jazz) read more CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesThis Is Hampton Hawes – Vol 2 The Trio ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
The darkly brooding image of Hampton Hawes on the front cover of this one is a real standout in the mostly-sweet cover lineup of the Contemporary label – but it's also a great indication of the sound of the record, which is something different than most of its contemporaries! Hawes is ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, 1986 Japanese pressing. Booklet has some age spots.)

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✨✧ Hampton Hawes TrioComplete Sessions (The Trio/This Is Hampton Hawes/Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes) ... CD
Contemporary/Gambit (Spain), 1955/1956. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The complete sessions by the best-known early version of The Hampton Hawes Trio – one that featured Red Mitchell on bass and Chuck Thompson on drums, heard here on the group's first three albums for the Contemporary label! The Hawes approach to the keys was a very popular one at the time ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Joe HendersonRelaxin At Camarillo ... CD
Contemporary, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
We love Joe Henderson's 70s sides, and though this is reaching the end of the decade, it still smokes. Joe sounds great, with his raw edge still intact, playing nice far reaching solos that never leave the pocket. The set opens with "Y Todavia La Quiero", a nice groover with a feel like ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny HolidayJohnny Holiday Sings ... CD
Pacifica/Contemporary, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Obscure set of west coast vocals, laid down by singer Johnny Holiday (of whom we know nothing, except that he's not the famous French singer), along with a band led by Russ Garcia, and which features Bud Shank on some great solos. The material deviates from the usual set of standards, and there's ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Elmo HopeElmo Hope Trio (Contemporary) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Elmo Hope's best trio sessions from the west coast – and a record that really showcases on his skills as a writer as much as a player! The session features 7 original compositions, plus one standard – all done in a complex, modern mode by Hope with a trio that includes the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Helen HumesSongs I Like To Sing ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Very Good ... $11.99
Arranged by Marty Paich – with cuts that include "I Want A Roof Over My Head", "If I Could Be With You", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "My Old Flame", and "Imagination". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear. The back cover has a lot of pen doodles & notes, small center split on the bottom seam.)

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Helen HumesSongs I Like To Sing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99 On November 8, 2024
Arranged by Marty Paich – with cuts that include "I Want A Roof Over My Head", "If I Could Be With You", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "My Old Flame", and "Imagination". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sound Series!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, November 8.
Also available Songs I Like To Sing ... LP 11.99

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Helen HumesSwingin With Humes ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A cool small combo set from vocalist Helen Humes – with excellent backing from a group that features Joe Gordon on trumpet, Teddy Edwards on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Al Viola on guitar! (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cut corner.)

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✨✧ Helen HumesTain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Helen Humes gets great small combo backing – from players who include Benny Carter on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Teddy Edwards on tenor, Andre Previn on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and either Shelly Manne or Mel Lewis on drums. (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing. Cover has some light ring & edge wear.)

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Bobby HutchersonSolo/Quartet ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1981. Used ... $26.99
Bobby Hutcherson breaks it down in two different ways – solo on the first half of the record, and in a quartet on the rest! The set begins in a very spare way – Bobby playing vibes, marimba, xylophone, and bells – often a bit overdubbed, so that although alone, Hutcherson fills ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselBarney Kessel (Contemporary) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A classic early 10" release from guitarist Barney Kessel – played in that spacious style he virtually invented back in the 50s! Barney's tone has a bit more edge here than in later years, but the sound is still totally great – airy, but never sleepy – and featuring work by ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl is nice and clean. Back cover has some light wear and a small name – front looks nice.)

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Barney KesselBarney Kessel Plays Standards – Barney Kessel Vol 2 ... LP
Contemporary, 1954/1955. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A wonderfully laidback album from Barney Kessel – gentle guitar stepping around familiar standards, but all with a hip sort of west coast 50s flavor! The main group on the album features Bob Cooper on oboe and tenor, Claude Williamson on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has masking tape along the bottom seam, a small peel spot, and a bit of flaking on the spine.)

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Barney KesselBarney Kessel Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A wonderful laid back LP from Barney Kessel, with a mellow west coast feel throughout. Kessel's got a nice sympathetic quintet supporting him on this date, with Bob Cooper, Claude Williamson, Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne. 8 numbers in all, including "Speak Low", "Love Is Here To ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean! Cover has some light wear, and back has a small name in pen – but vinyl is great.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselMusic To Listen To Barney Kessel By – Barney Kessel Vol 4 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 CD

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✨✧ Barney KesselWorkin' Out ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Much more interesting than some of Barney's earlier records – possibly because he's working with a hip, flexible combo – one that includes Marv Jenkins on piano and flute, Jerry Good on bass, and Stan Popper on drums. The tracks are a mix of groovers and mellow numbers – with ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barney Kessel/Ray Brown/Shelly MannePoll Winners (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A simple but elegant set from the west coast scene of the 50s – one that features the trio of "poll winners" Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all coming together in tight formation for the set! There's a well-crafted mood to the record ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barney Kessel/Shelly Manne/Ray BrownPoll Winners – Straight Ahead ... LP
Contemporary, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A rare 70s reunion for the Poll Winners trio of Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, and Shelly Manne – one that has them all looking a bit shaggy on the cover, but still plenty darn tight in the grooves of the record! There's a really nice change here from the earlier sound of the group – longer ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barney Kessel/Shelly Manne/Ray BrownStraight Ahead ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare 70s reunion for the Poll Winners trio of Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, and Shelly Manne – one that has them all looking a bit shaggy on the cover, but still plenty darn tight in the grooves of the record! There's a really nice change here from the earlier sound of the group – longer ... (Jazz) read more CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Harold LandFox ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A key moment in the west coast hardbop scene – and one of the greatest early records from saxophonist Harold Land! The group's a really striking one – with the unique Dupree Bolton on trumpet, a great player that we really only know from this set – plus Herbie Lewis on bass, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Harold LandFox (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key moment in the west coast hardbop scene – and one of the greatest early records from saxophonist Harold Land! The group's a really striking one – with the unique Dupree Bolton on trumpet, a great player that we really only know from this set – plus Herbie Lewis on bass, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sound Series!)

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✨✧ Harold LandHarold In The Land Of Jazz (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Lighthouse All Stars/Barney Kessel/Hampton HawesLighthouse At Laguna ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An unusual Lighthouse All Stars album – in that it features 3 different sets of artists in the spotlight – but a unified record nonetheless, as all the work was recorded on the same evening! The core Lighthouse group dominates on most numbers – and features bassist Howard Rumsey ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s mono Japanese pressing – P-7627 – with obi and insert.)

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Shelly ManneLil' Abner ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... $11.99 29.99
Shelly picks up on a very successful format for his trio of the late 50s – begun with the My Fair Lady album, and followed through with this one – a batch of jazz-based readings of tracks from the hit Broadway musical based on the comic strip Lil Abner. Apart from that bit of history, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and a small index label in back.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneLive – Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Shelly Manne – one of his only dates recorded at The Manne Hole, even though it was his own club – and a killer live recording that was issued in a rare 2LP format for the time! The style here is similar to Manne's excellent recordings at the Blackhawk – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear – vinyl is nice!)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneLive – Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole Vol 2 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Shelly Manne – one of his only dates recorded at The Manne Hole, even though it was his own club – and a killer live recording that was issued in a rare 2LP format for the time! The style here is similar to Manne's excellent recordings at the Blackhawk – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Shelly ManneMy Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99 18.99
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
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light surface wear & aging, clear tape on spine.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneMy Fair Lady (Contemporary) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 CD
Also available My Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... LP 14.99

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Shelly MannePeter Gunn ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Play Checkmate ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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 great score by John Williams – one ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the spine, light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 1 – The West Coast Sound ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 CD

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✨✧ Shelly ManneSteps To The Desert – Modern Jazz Versions Of Favorite Jewish & Israeli Songs (aka My Son The Jazz Drummer) ... CD
Contemporary, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great stuff – and one of the stranger examples of a very short-lived jazz trend – the "jazz meets folk" style that appeared on a handful of albums in the early 60s! The set features Shelly Manne exploring his Jewish heritage on a host of Israeli and Jewish folk tunes, played ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Shelly ManneThree/Two ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
A full length album that brings together 2 different earlier 10" sessions by Manne – groundbreaking work in a freer mode than most of what was going on in LA during the mid 50s! Side one features material from The Three – a 10" session that featured Manne on drums, Shorty ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Shelly ManneThree/Two ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A 12" LP that brings together 2 different earlier 10" sessions by Manne – groundbreaking work in a freer mode than most of what was going on in LA during the mid 50s! Side one features material from The Three – a 10" session that featured Manne on drums, Shorty Rogers on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Very Good+ ... $18.99
A stunning hardbop set from drummer Shelly Manne – a player most folks associate with more arranged jazz, or cooler modes of the LA scene of the 50s – but a player who was already starting to open up and forge new roads by the end of that decade! Shelly became a surprising proponent of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label stereo pressing.)
Also available Shelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 1 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stunning hardbop set from drummer Shelly Manne – a player most folks associate with more arranged jazz, or cooler modes of the LA scene of the 50s – but a player who was already starting to open up and forge new roads by the end of that decade! Shelly became a surprising proponent of ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available
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Shelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99
 
 



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