Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear and initials in marker.)
Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, & Others —
Cats ... CD Prestige/New Jazz (Japan), 1957. Used ...
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The Cats here are all quite hip ones – and the album's one of the best Prestige Records blowing sessions from the late 50s – an all-star sextet effort that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, John Coltrane on tenor, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Doug Watkins on bass ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful small combo session from tenorist Benny Golson – one of a few key albums like this from the early years! Although Golson is perhaps best known as a lively arranger in the modern idiom, he's also a kick-ass tenor player when he wants to be – and on this classic, he ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A killer set from one of the most-overlooked talents of the 50s – the great Gigi Gryce, a fantastic arranger and player whose talents get more forgotten as every year passes by! This set features Gryce working in a well-fitting quintet with the great Richard Williams on trumpet – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Please note the tray card is missing one spine and has some clear tape on one side.)
Really wonderful work from a pair we wish we could have heard more often together! Steve Lacy's early records are all pretty darn great, but this album's a really special gem – a rare pairing with trumpeter Don Cherry, and an album with an incredibly haunting sound! There's almost a bit ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album from the great Pony Poindexter – one of his few dates as a leader, and a real lost killer from early 60s Prestige! Pony's working here on alto and soprano sax – the latter of which sounds especially nice – all sharp-edged and angular, and cast out over some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Special pressing, done for the Japanese market only.)
Subtle early magic from Johnny Hammond Smith – the kind of sweet organ jazz set that really set Smith apart from his contemporaries in the 60s! There's a slightly offbeat vibe here that's hard to peg, but which already marks Hammond as one of the more inventive players of his generation ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)
Mal Waldron —
Mal 4 ... CD New Jazz/Prestige (Japan), 1958. Used ...
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The most obscure of the "Mal" series albums for Prestige by Mal Waldron during the late 50s – the 4th in the series, as you'd guess from the title, and a really dark trio session that features Addison Farmer on bass and Kenny Dennis on drums! As with Waldron's other work as a ... (Jazz) read moreCD