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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank – Vol 2 (10-inch) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Original 10" LP featuring the second set of historic duets between Brazilian guitarist Almeida and the great LA alto player Bud Shank. This is the stuff that supposedly ended up back in Brazil and inspired the wave of musicians involved in the bossa nova momement. It's been repackaged a ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove – a great copy!)

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✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis AmyKatanga ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A stellar set from one of the most underrated reed players of all time – a brilliant bit of searching soul jazz, cut at a time when Curtis Amy was leaving behind his Texas roots for the new sounds of the Coltrane generation! The album's quite different than the organ and tenor dates that Amy ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Curtis Amy & Dupree BoltonKatanga (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar set from one of the most underrated reed players of all time – a brilliant bit of searching soul jazz, cut at a time when Curtis Amy was leaving behind his Texas roots for the new sounds of the Coltrane generation! The album's quite different than the organ and tenor dates that Amy ... (Jazz) read more CD
(1998 limited edition pressing, part of the West Coast Classics series.)

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✨✧ Curtis Amy & Frank ButlerGroovin Blue ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best Curtis Amy records for Pacific Jazz – and an album that really has him stretching out, hitting some of the more openly soulful modes that would develop further in the 60s! The set's a partnership with drummer Frank Butler, who himself is a pretty hip cat – and together, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2011 Japanese pressing – still sealed with obi!)

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✨✧ Earl AnderzaOuta Sight ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Translucent blue vinyl stereo pressing. Cover has surface wear, aging, and bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerBest Of Chet Baker Plays ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice 14 track compilation that brings together a lot of the best instrumental tracks from Chet's early years – and a good counterpoint to the Chet Baker Sings collection, which has also been issued recently. Chet's trumpet style here is light, lovely, and lyrical – with a sad haunting ... (Jazz) read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Chet BakerChet Baker Ensemble (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good- ... $38.99
Cool moody work from Chet Baker – a very unusual set that has him blowing with a larger group than usual! The set's real star is Jack Montrose – the great west coast arranger who had a perfect talent for taking horns and locking them up tight to create a sound full of gloss and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & aging.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 3) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing early work from Chet Baker – quite possibly as clear a statement of the young trumpeter's genius as you might hope to find, served up here in a beautiful 10" LP package! The tracks are short, sweet, and very much to the point – but they already display a tremendous ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice and clean – and cover is nice too, with just a small bit of light wear in one corner.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (10 inch LP) (PJLP 6) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great no-nonsense session from Chet Baker – blowing here with Russ Freeman on piano, blocking out backgrounds that work perfectly with the fragile tone of Chet's horn. The rest of the group features Carson Smith on bass and Larry Bunker on drums – and titles include "Bea's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Sextet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A real lost treasure from Chet Baker – an obscure sextet session, originally issued only as a 10" LP! The record features Chet's trumpet in a frontline with Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and Bud Shank on baritone sax – working through a set of cool modern arrangements by Jack ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Sings (World Pacific) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual album in the Chet Baker catalog – a bit of a mystery from top to bottom, but with a classic vibe nonetheless! First off, the album's got Chet with guitar on the cover – odd, as he never plays the instrument – then the back lists Joe Pass on guitar as being on the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chet BakerCool Baker Vol 1 ... LP
Pacific Jazz/King (Japan), 1953. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great Japanese issue of this early material from trumpet genius Chet Baker – mostly featuring his quartet with Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums! The set features titles that include "Batter Up", "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Ma ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing K18P 9259.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerCool Baker Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early material from trumpet genius Chet Baker – mostly featuring his quartet with Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums! (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerLet's Get Lost – Best Of Chet Baker Sings ... CD
Capitol/Pacific Jazz, Mid 50s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "The Thrill Is Gone", "Time After Time", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Daybreak", "Just Friends", and "My Ideal" – 20 cuts total. (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerMy Funny Valentine ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Bud Shank on flute and saxophone, Russ Freeman and Pete Jolly on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and others. Tracks include "Someone To Watch Over Me", "This Is Always", "Let's Get Lost", "Moon Love", "Sweet Lorraine", and "I Fall In ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerMy Old Flame – Chet Baker Quartet Live Vol 3 ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last in a series of rare 50s live material from Chet Baker – featuring a near-lost performance from the Tiffany Club in LA, recorded in 1954 with a group that includes Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Bob Neel on drums. The tracks are presented in crystal-clear long ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerOut Of Nowhere – Chet Baker Quartet Live Vol 2 ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Used ... $8.99
Rare live material from Chet Baker – recorded at 1954 performances at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and the Tiffany Club in LA. The material was never officially issued at the time, although it did make an appearance in a now out of print box set on Mosaic – and it features Chet ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, thin cutout notch through spine.)

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Chet BakerPicture Of Heath (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1956. New Copy Gatefold ... $36.99 38.99
That's "Heath", not "health" – as you might think the title's misspelled – as in Jimmy Heath, who arranged most of the numbers on the set! Heath's contribution is a good one too – as it helps Baker create one of his most tightly-wrapped albums of the time, a ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerPicture Of Heath (aka Playboys) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
That's "Heath", not "health" – as you might think the title's misspelled – as in Jimmy Heath, who arranged most of the numbers on the set! Heath's contribution is a good one too – as it helps Baker create one of his most tightly-wrapped albums of the time, a ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Picture Of Heath (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerPretty Groovy ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Chet's rarer albums from the Pacific Jazz years – a late 50s set that compiles earlier recordings, making for a whopping 14 tracks in all from Chet's glory days! The core of the album features Chet fronting the original quartet with Russ Freeman on piano, plus some occasional guest ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chet BakerSings & Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman, & Strings ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album of vocal tracks from Chet Baker – one that elevates the sound of his earlier small group work with some added backings on some tracks – all at a level that continues the new level of sophistication that Baker brought to jazz on his first few recordings! The mid 50s set ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese King pressing, with insert! K23P 6703M)

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✨✧ Chet BakerSings & Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman, & Strings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album of vocal tracks from Chet Baker – one that elevates the sound of his earlier small group work with some added backings on some tracks – all at a level that continues the new level of sophistication that Baker brought to jazz on his first few recordings! The mid 50s set ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Chet BakerTrumpet Artistry Of Chet Baker (PA USA pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/PA USA, 1954. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A classic Pacific Jazz album, one that features Chet Baker laying back in three different ensembles – a quartet (with Russ Freeman), sextet (with Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer), and septet (with Jack Montrose, Herb Geller, and Bob Gordon). Arrangements are by Freeman, Montrose, and Johnny ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has faint ring wear and rounded corners.)

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Chet Baker & Art PepperPlayboys ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1956. Used ... $24.99
An excellent session that stands as one of both players' strongest from the time! Baker's really opening up here, moving more into that hardbop mode of the late 50s – and Pepper's already hit his stride here – with the pair of them working in a group that includes Phil Urso on tenor, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Art PepperPlayboys ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent session that stands as one of both players' strongest from the time! Baker's really opening up here, moving more into that hardbop mode of the late 50s – and Pepper's already hit his stride here – with the pair of them working in a group that includes Phil Urso on tenor, ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Playboys ... CD 24.99

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Chet Baker & Bud Shank/Leith StevensTheme Music From The James Dean Story ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $5.99
Although the initial release of this music was a cheap attempt to cash in on the tragic fame of the late James Dean, this 1956 session was also one of the nicest big band dates to come out of the Pacific Jazz catalog of the 1950s! Chet Baker and Bud Shank are the featured soloists of the set ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout through case spine.)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Russ FreemanQuartet – Russ Freeman & Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $7.99
A great no-nonsense session from Chet – blowing here with Russ Freeman on piano, blocking out backgrounds that work perfectly with the fragile tone of Chet's horn. The rest of the group is completed by Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Shelly Manne on drums – and the tracks are simple and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print 1997 pressing.)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Russ FreemanQuartet – Russ Freeman & Chet Baker ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great no-nonsense session from Chet – blowing here with Russ Freeman on piano, blocking out backgrounds that work perfectly with the fragile tone of Chet's horn. The rest of the group is completed by Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Shelly Manne on drums – and the tracks are simple and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersRitual ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A hard-swinging cooker from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – recorded during the landmark year of 1957 – when Blakey's group was open to recording for a number of different labels, in a number of different settings! The set was originally done for the west coast stalwart Pacific ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Clifford BrownComplete Blue Note & Pacific Jazz Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Pacific Jazz, Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
Seminal work from one of the greatest trumpeters of the postwar years – captured here right before his famous association with drummer Max Roach in the final years of his life! The set brings together everything that Clifford Brown recorded for both the Blue Note and Pacific Jazz labels ... (Jazz) read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing – in nice shape with slicpase and large booklet.)

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Clifford BrownJazz Immortal ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Manhattan, 1954. Used ... $1.99
Seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clifford BrownJazz Immortal (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note/Pacific Jazz, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print 2001 RVG pressing.)
Also available Jazz Immortal ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Paul BryantBurnin' ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hardest to find sessions by this obscure LA organ player, and a set of grooves that well earns the name "burnin". The group's a quartet with Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Jimmy Miller on drums. Tracks include "Churchin", "Blues At The Summit" ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black & silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, with splitting on the top seam & spine.)

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Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Sings Carmichael ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
Beautiful work from the legendary Hoagy Carmichael – and one of the few albums to feature him singing his own work! Hoagy's name is one that you're more likely to see in the songwriting credits than in the artist slot for a record – but he's actually got a wonderful voice, one that's ... (Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese pressing – GXH 3505 M – with insert.)

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✨✧ Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Sings Carmichael ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from the legendary Hoagy Carmichael – and one of the few albums to feature him singing his own work! Hoagy's name is one that you're more likely to see in the songwriting credits than in the artist slot for a record – but he's actually got a wonderful voice, one that's ... (Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Hoagy Sings Carmichael ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Harry Edison QuartetSweets At The Haig (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A rare 1953 performance by Harry Sweets Edison – presented here in the original by Pacific Jazz on a 10" LP – a real departure from some of Edison's other work of the time! The material was all recorded live at The Haig nightclub – and the 4 tunes feature Edison blowing open ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Teddy EdwardsIt's About Time ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the most easily swinging of Teddy's albums from the time – thanks to backing from the Les McCann trio! The format is simple – one of those "jazz soloist meets the famous piano trio" sessions that were big in the late 50s and early 60s. Teddy gets plenty of room to ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy EdwardsSunset Eyes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1959/1960. Used ... $11.99
Teddy Edwards at the height of his powers – packing a tight, soulful punch that made him one of the most popular players on the west coast in the early 60s – and a great link between earlier R&B tenorists and the leaner sound of 60s jazz! Edwards has a nice gutbuckety tone at times ... (Jazz) read more CD
(1998 West Coast Classics pressing.)

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✨✧ Don EllisEssence ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Mighty Quinn, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bracingly modern work from trumpeter Don Ellis – recorded quite early in his career, long before he broke out with his funkier big band of the late 60s and early 70s! The Ellis heard here is a clear-headed, fresh-thinking player – one who's keenly aware of the changes going on in jazz ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2005 pressing.)

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✨✧ Don EllisLive At Monterey ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really great little album recorded by trumpeter Don Ellis in his early years – done at a time before he started putting a bit more fusion in his mix! The record features an extended live performance by a larger group, caught in concert at the Monterey Jazz Fest in 1966 – opening up ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Booker ErvinStructurally Sound ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Booker Ervin's last sessions – quite different than some of his earlier work, and a great indication of the way that he was stretching his style in the years before his untimely death. The group's a committed band of modernists, and includes a young Charles Tolliver on trumpet, plus ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Booker ErvinStructurally Sound ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Booker Ervin's last sessions – quite different than some of his earlier work, and a great indication of the way that he was stretching his style in the years before his untimely death. The group's a committed band of modernists, and includes a young Charles Tolliver on trumpet, plus ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gil EvansComplete Pacific Jazz Sessions (New Bottle Old Wine/Great Jazz Standards) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1958/1959. Used ... $6.99
2 wonderful late 50s sessions from arranger Gil Evans – both of which we'd rank right up there with his best work with Miles Davis, or the albums under his own name for Impulse in the 60s! The first half of the CD is from the album New Bottle Old Wine – a record of swinging modern ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print 2006 Connoisseur pressing. Spine has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Clare FischerExtension (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/International Phonograph, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An early moment of genius from the young Clare Fischer – one of his first sets for a larger ensemble, and the start of years of great work to come! Previous Pacific Jazz sessions featured Fischer in a piano trio – but this album lets Clare loose on a host of his own inventive ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Clare FischerFirst Time Out ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An amazing debut from pianist Clare Fischer – an artist who went onto have a subtle, but immediate influence upon both the American and Brazilian jazz scenes of the time! Fischer's got a lyrical approach to rhythm that's simply amazing – modern, but never cold and academic – and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – PJ 0052 – a nice copy!)
Also available First Time Out (SHMCD pressing) ... CD 14.99

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Clare FischerFirst Time Out (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
An amazing debut from pianist Clare Fischer – an artist who went onto have a subtle, but immediate influence upon both the American and Brazilian jazz scenes of the time! Fischer's got a lyrical approach to rhythm that's simply amazing – modern, but never cold and academic – and ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available First Time Out ... LP 14.99

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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $4.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, Connoisseur pressing.)

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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1965. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, yellowing from age, and some drips of pink wax in front.)

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✨✧ Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Jim HallComplete Jazz Guitar (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Gambit (Spain), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare early trio set from Jim Hall – especially noteworthy because Jim rarely worked as a leader in the format! The album's got Hall working with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – in a mode that slightly recalls some of Barney Kessel's mid 50s recordings over at ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jim HallJazz Guitar ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare early trio set from Jim Hall – especially noteworthy because Jim rarely worked in the format as a leader! The album's got Hall working with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – in a mode that slightly recalls some of Barney Kessel's mid 50s recordings over at ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with obi – LLJ 70061.)

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✨✧ Jim HallJazz Guitar ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare early trio set from Jim Hall – especially noteworthy because Jim rarely worked in the format as a leader! The album's got Hall working with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – in a mode that slightly recalls some of Barney Kessel's mid 50s recordings over at ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet Complete Studio Sessions 1956/1957 (Chico Hamilton Quintet/Sweet Smell Of Success/Jazz Swings Broadway) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wealth of great work from Chico Hamilton in the 50s! First up is the self-titled Chico Hamilton Quintet album – Pacific Jazz 1225 – not to be confused with other similar-titled Chico Hamilton albums at the time! This one sports an abstract painting on the cover, and was recorded in ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet In Hi Fi ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good- ... $7.99
One of Chico's earliest albums for Pacific Jazz – a set of tightly arranged tracks with a cool chamber feel to them – featuring a lineup that includes Buddy Collette on reeds, Fred Katz on cello, Jim Hall on guitar, and Carson Smith on bass. Collette, Katz, and Hall are at the height ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split top & bottom seams, staining around the edges, surface wear & aging, promo ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Trio (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $44.99
Interesting early work from Chico – one that has him working in a trio format, quite different than the chamber modern work of his more famous quintet! The style is not dissimilar, though – as the trio lineup is drums, bass, and guitar – with both of the stringed instruments ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 10" pressing – a beautiful copy! Cover has a small trace of an old sticker, but no other wear – and no splits.)

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Chico HamiltonComplete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet (6CD set) (NO BOX/BOOK) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Mosaic, Late 50s. Used 6 CDs ... $54.99
Features material from the albums Chico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette, Chico Hamilton Quintet In Hi Fi, Chico Hamilton Quintet, Zen The Music Of Fred Katz, Plays South Pacific, Ellington Suite, Original Chico Hamilton Quintet, Jazz Milestone Series, Jazz Swings Broadway, The Blues, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Please note that this set does not include the outer box or book, just the 6CDs.)

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Chico HamiltonOriginal Chico Hamilton Quintet Live At The Strollers ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955. Used ... $9.99
A rare set of work by Chico Hamilton's original quintet – the groundbreaking lineup that features Buddy Collette on flute and saxes, Fred Katz on cello, Jim Hall on guitar, and Carson Smith on drums – all working together in a really unique blend of rhythm and melody! The sound here is ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2007 digipak pressing.)

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✨✧ Chico Hamilton with Eric DolphyOriginal Ellington Suite ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Forget the Ellington in the title, because this is more a moody album of west coast chamber jazz, in the best tradition of the Chico Hamilton group! Chico was one of the first folks in the jazz business to notice the genius of a young Eric Dolphy, and the record was cut in 1958, when Dolphy was ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing with full color artwork. Back cover of booklet has some pen.)

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✨✧ Chico Hamilton with Fred KatzClassical Katz (Zen/Chico Hamilton Quintet) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Five Four (UK), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A double-length collection of work from the Chico Hamilton and his famous cellist Fred Katz – two albums from the 50s, back to back on a single CD! First up is Zen, issued under Katz's name for Pacific Jazz – recorded at the time when he was the cello player in Chico Hamilton's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Roy HaynesPeople ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite records ever by Roy Haynes – a lyrical masterpiece that stands with his best work of the 60s! The set features some wonderful playing by Frank Strozier – who's handling both alto and flute on the set, grooving around like he did on his own great Riverside albums of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Roy HaynesPeople ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records ever by Roy Haynes – a lyrical masterpiece that stands with his best work of the 60s! The set features some wonderful playing by Frank Strozier – who's handling both alto and flute on the set, grooving around like he did on his own great Riverside albums of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesAfter Hours ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure early one from Groove Holmes! Despite the title, this one's actually a nice batch of pretty groovy tracks – played by Groove with two different trios, both of which give him plenty of room to stretch out, and prove that he always worked best in smaller ensembles! Lots of nice ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesAfter Hours ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
An obscure early one from Groove Holmes! Despite the title, this one's actually a nice batch of pretty groovy tracks – played by Groove with two different trios, both of which give him plenty of room to stretch out, and prove that he always worked best in smaller ensembles! Lots of nice ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has oxidation on side 1. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Richard Groove HolmesBest Of The Pacific Jazz Years ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Early work by Groove Holmes – the one organist who showed the scene that the west coast could boast a Hammond player as strong as the giants emerging from the east during the early 60s. The set features tracks recorded during the 1960s for the Pacific Jazz label, with Groove in groups that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print 2001 disc has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesGroove ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Capitol, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early cooker from Richard Groove Holmes – and one of the most important Hammond jazz sets to come out of the west coast at the time! At a point when most folks think the east has a lock on the instrument, Groove bursts forth here with a great hard-edged sound – proof that the LA ... (Jazz) read more CD
(1990 pressing.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesGroove ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An early cooker from Richard Groove Holmes – and one of the most important Hammond jazz sets to come out of the west coast at the time! At a point when most folks think the east has a lock on the instrument, Groove bursts forth here with a great hard-edged sound – proof that the LA ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard Groove Holmes & Gene AmmonsGroovin' With Jug ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good ... $6.99
Quite an unusual date – both for the players, who are normally more at home on Prestige Records – and for the Pacific Jazz label, who were then a cornerstone of west coast cool jazz! That setting doesn't keep the album from being a killer, though – as Gene Ammons wails away on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a barcode cover, with a cut corner, surface wear, and quite a bit of staining on the back.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove Holmes & Gene AmmonsGroovin' With Jug ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Capitol, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual date – both for the players, who are normally more at home on Prestige Records – and for the Pacific Jazz label, who were then a cornerstone of west coast cool jazz! That setting doesn't keep the album from being a killer, though – as Gene Ammons wails away on ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Groovin' With Jug ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Richard Groove Holmes & Les McCannSomethin' Special ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Two of LA's leading soul jazz luminaries – playing head to head in an interesting session that mixes lines on piano and organ! McCann gives the set a good rollicking rhythm, and Holmes' increasing skill on the Hammond makes the set blow out over the top – and the pair get backing by ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver stereo Pacific Jazz pressing – nice and clean, and vinyl has an unusual brownish tint! Back cover has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove Holmes & Les McCannSomethin' Special ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two of LA's leading soul jazz luminaries – playing head to head in an interesting session that mixes lines on piano and organ! McCann gives the set a good rollicking rhythm, and Holmes' increasing skill on the Hammond makes the set blow out over the top – and the pair get backing by ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersChile Con Soul ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best 60s albums by the Crusaders – and a swinging Latin session to boot! The core group of The Jazz Crusaders is expanded with some funky flute from Hubert Laws, sweet organ licks from Clare Fischer, and lots of congas from Carlos Vidal – all of whom push the group past ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersJazz Crusaders At The Lighthouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
The landmark first album to feature the Jazz Crusaders playing live at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach – the start of a great run of albums that would go onto help redefine the sound of soul jazz in the 60s! Although the group was already plenty darn great on their studio sides, working at ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2006 Pacific Jazz/EMI pressing.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersLive At The Lighthouse '66 ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the Jazz Crusaders' classic funky live sets from the 60's, recorded live at the Lighthouse, where there talents were slowly becoming the stuff of legend. Nice tight soul jazz stuff, with some excellent groovers that include an early version of "Scratch", plus "Blues Up ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, and a sticker on the back and front.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersPacific Jazz Quintet Studio Sessions (6CD set) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Mosaic, 1960s. Used 6CDs ... Out Of Stock
An amazing start for this seminal group – material that appeared on the albums Freedom Sound, Lookin Ahead, Tough Talk, Heat Wave, Stretchin Out, The Thing, Uh Huh, Powerhouse, and Give Peace A Chance – plus some unissued tracks too! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print – box, book, and CDs are in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersStretchin' Out ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1964. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The Jazz Crusaders at their early best – swinging hard, and virtually defining the sound of soul jazz on the west coast scene of the 60s! The sound here is impeccable – tight rhythms overlaid with searing solos – all the best the young group had to offer, thanks to the early ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue and silver label pressing. Cover has discoloration from age and light wear.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersUh Huh ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Killer Jazz Crusaders material – exactly the kind of record that really had the group coming into their own in the second half of the 60s – finding a rich new groove that few other combos could match! The record captures the group at a perfect time – a point when they were ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some light wear and a round sticker in back.)

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Carmell JonesRemarkable Carmell Jones ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $10.99 13.99
Remarkable Carmell Jones, indeed – and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by this up-and-coming force on the LA scene at the start of the 60s! Jones was a player who really showcased something new on the west at the time – a move away from cool jazz, and the start of a deeper, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Carmell JonesRemarkable Carmell Jones ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Remarkable Carmell Jones, indeed – and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by this up-and-coming force on the LA scene at the start of the 60s! Jones was a player who really showcased something new on the west at the time – a move away from cool jazz, and the start of a deeper, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Remarkable Carmell Jones ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Carmell JonesRemarkable Carmell Jones (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Remarkable Carmell Jones, indeed – and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by this up-and-coming force on the LA scene at the start of the 60s! Jones was a player who really showcased something new on the west at the time – a move away from cool jazz, and the start of a deeper, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Remarkable Carmell Jones ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ John Lewis, Bill Perkins & Others2 Degrees East – 3 Degrees West (aka Grand Encounter) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic meeting of east and west coast artists of the third stream jazz sphere of the late 50s – one that features the team of John Lewis and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet working alongside the west coast tenor of Bill Perkins, plus the guitar of Jim Hall and drums of Chico ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ John Lewis, Percy Heath, Chico Hamilton, Jim Hall,2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West (portrait cover) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic meeting of east and west coast artists of the third stream jazz sphere of the late 50s – one that features the team of John Lewis and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet working alongside the west coast tenor of Bill Perkins, plus the guitar of Jim Hall and drums of Chico ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 60s mono Pacific Jazz/Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleDone It Again ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Very very very groovy stuff by this masterful jazz vibist, recorded with a sort of late 60s swingin' feel – but still very much in the pocket and warm as a summer breeze! Lytle has a pretty remarkable way of playing the vibes with speed and energy, yet the overall feel still has kind of a ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleDone It Again (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Get On Down, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Very very very groovy stuff by this masterful jazz vibist, recorded with a sort of late 60s swingin' feel – but still very much in the pocket and warm as a summer breeze! Lytle has a pretty remarkable way of playing the vibes with speed and energy, yet the overall feel still has kind of a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Lenny McBrowneLenny McBrowne & The Four Souls ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of only two albums cut by the Four Souls group of drummer Lenny McBrowne – a really cooking combo that should have gotten greater exposure back in the day! The west coast group were clearly one of the hippest acts working on their scene at the time – as they've got a unique blend ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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✨✧ Les McCannFrom The Top Of The Barrel – Recorded Live ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Nothing fancy, but a tight set of soul jazz trio tracks from Les – recorded with Ron Jefferson on drums, and either Leroy Vinnegar or Herbie Lewis on bass. The tracks were all recorded live, and stretch out longer than most of Les' studio work from the time. Titles include "Frankie ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Les McCannLes McCann Ltd In New York ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A killer live set by Les McCann – a rare 60s outing that moves past his more familiar trio format, and adds some horn players to the mix! The change is wonderful – as the set features work from Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and both Stanley Turrentine and Frank Haines on tenor – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black and silver label pressing. Cover has a light crease on the laminate across the front. Top right corner has a small split.)

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✨✧ Les McCannLes McCann Ltd In San Francisco ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from Les – recording at the Jazz Workshop in SF, with his famous trio that included Herbie Lewis on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums. The album's pretty standard fare – short soul jazz piano numbers, with more than a bit of church in the grooves. Titles include "Come On ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, and a sticker on the back.)

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✨✧ Les McCannLes McCann Ltd Plays The Shout ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album in the mode of soul jazz piano grooviness that put Les on the map, even back in the early days! The album was recorded live at The Bit, on the Sunset Strip, in LA – and it features Les' classic group with Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums. Tracks are short ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and some clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Les McCannLes McCann Ltd Plays The Truth ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Nice early trio side by McCann and co., with Leroy Vinegar on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums. Sweet, sanctified soul jazz with a nice rolling groove throughout. Includes "Vacushna", "Fish This Week, But Next Week Chitlings", and, of course, "The Truth". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Les McCannLes McCann Sings ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Sealed ... $11.99
An early vocal set from Les McCann – quite unusual, and pretty darn soulful as well! The album's done in a mode that foreshadows Les' move to soul during the 70s, and features him singing to some hip arrangements by Gerald Wilson – in a soulful, jazzy style that was common for LA of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2020 EU reissue on Honey Pie.)

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Les McCannMcCanna ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1964. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great Latin groove from the mighty Les McCann – a smoking set that adds in extra percussion from Willie Correa – who gives the record a sound that's quite a change from the usual McCann groove! The percussion is wonderful throughout – and given that the great Paul Humphrey is ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, yellowing from age and a round sticker in back, and some light stains at the seams.)

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Les McCannPretty Lady ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
A pretty great set from Les McCann – and quite a bit different than some of his other work of the time! This one's sub-billed as "the ballad style of Les McCann" – but it features Les playing these laidback, mellow numbers that are way different than most jazz ballads of the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Les McCannPretty Lady ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A pretty great set from Les McCann – and quite a bit different than some of his other work of the time! This one's sub-billed as "the ballad style of Les McCann" – but it features Les playing these laidback, mellow numbers that are way different than most jazz ballads of the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue and silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear.)
Also available Pretty Lady ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Les McCannSpanish Onions ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1964. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 60s soul jazz piano material from Les – recorded live at an "after hours" concert at the Esquire Theater in LA, with a relaxed open-ended groove that's a bit different than that on some of his studio albums from the time. The group is his classic trio with Paul Humphrey on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, yellowing from age and a round sticker in back, and is bent near the opening.)

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✨✧ Les McCann & Gerald WilsonMcCann/Wilson ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
2 of the greatest artists on Pacific Jazz meet head to head in the studio – as the Les McCann trio gets backed up by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra! Given the hipness of Wilson's sound, and the fact that his group features solo work by Teddy Edwards and Dennis Budimir, the overall approach to ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Les McCann Ltd.On Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A quartet session that features Les McCann working with Leroy Vinnegar on bass, Ron Jefferson on drums, and Joe Pass on guitar. Pass' guitar opens the group up nicely – expanding Les a bit past some of the gospel drenched work of earlier yesr. Tracks include "Maichen", "Bernie ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryEasy Groove ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
What better way to describe Wes' playing than an easy groove! Also released under the Montgomery Brothers name, this side has a nice breezy quality to it, with backing by his brothers Buddy & Monk on piano & bass, plus Harold Land on tenor. The sides were recorded a few years earlier, in ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomeryFar Wes ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
With Pony Poindexter on alto saxophone, Harold Land on tenor saxophone, Buddy Montgomery on piano, Monk Montgomery on bass, and Louis Hayes and Tony Bazley on drums, . (Jazz) CD
(Out of print 1990 pressing.)
 
 



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