A wonderful little session from Manny Albam – one that continues the strong tradition of larger group jazz arranging he began in the 60s, but which takes it to an even deeper level! Manny composed the entire set as kind of a "city suite" in jazz – one that paints the picture ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half inch of light staining along the bottom, with some wear and light aging.)
Randy Brecker —
Score ... LP Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A very cool early Randy Brecker album – recorded years before he was working in tighter, R&B-inflected styles – and was instead an up-and-coming player with a surprisingly sharp edge! The set's produced by Duke Pearson, and has a groovy sound that's similar to Blue Note dates of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – a nice copy!)
Chick Corea —
Beginning ... CD Laser Light/Solid State, 1970. Used ...
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Incredible early work from Chick Corea! Chick's first big splash in the jazz world was with the legendary quartet named Circle – which featured Corea, Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul. After a disagreement about (among other things) Scientology, Braxton left the group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing modern work from the young Chick Corea – a set that captures the pianist in much more avant territory than his famous 70s sets – at a time when he was just coming off some years working in a variety of modes on the New York scene! The group here is as revolutionary as Chick's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(2002 CD pressing – with great bonus tracks! Tray card has a crease.)
Titles include "Black Swan", "Azure", "In Triplicate", "Fifi", "Black Butterfly", "El Gato", "BP", and "4:30 Blues" – plus a short speech by Duke! (Jazz) CD
Dizzy Gillespie —
My Way ... LP Solid State, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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A weird batch of groovy tracks from Diz – more of a pop soul jazz instrumental set than a straight jazz one, recorded in 1969 with arrangements by Jimmy Mundy, who conducts a group with Paul Griffin, Billy Butler, and Jerome Richardson. As usual, Dizzy rises to any occasion – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ruth Brown joins the big band of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – in a set that's a real standout in the career of all three artists! Thad and Mel already have a pretty great groove going at this point – a large ensemble approach to jazz, yet one that's swingingly soulful – very much ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A strange title, but a great record – plenty jazzy for our ears, and filled with that great mix of vibes and Hammond that we love in the music of Johnny Lytle during the 60s! The combo is nice and small – with Billy Nunn on the organ, Paul West on bass, Josell Carter on drums, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really fantastic record from Hammond hero Jimmy McGriff – and one that has him opening up his groove a fair bit more than on his early Sue Records sides! Jimmy's sense of rhythm and timing here is great – really changing up and keeping things interesting – still with enough of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure set from Hammond genius Jimmy McGriff, but a great one too – nicely different than his earlier work for Sue Records, and done at a level that really shows his growth at the end of the 60s! The record's one of those unusual Sonny Lester productions that seem to open up McGriff's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jimmy McGriff —
Worm ... CD Solid State/Blue Note, 1968. Used ...
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Heavy funk from Jimmy McGriff – a monster set of grooves that ranks with his best of the late 60s! The tracks are short and sock-hard – Jimmy wailing on Hammond, over rhythms that have plenty of sharp edges, and lots of nice drum work – all recorded in a mode that's a heck of a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ray Nance —
Body & Soul ... LP Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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Ray grooves it nicely past his Ellington roots here – still using jazz violin, but working in a small combo mode, with some nice groovy tunes, in a style that makes for a pretty unique album! Some tracks have Ray bringing a new sound to 60s cuts like "Sunny", "Oh Happy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jeremy Steig —
Legwork ... LP Solid State, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ...
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Funky flute work from the great Jeremy Steig! The album's one of his best-ever – and it features the growling "Howling For Judy", a non-stop modal flute number that's been sampled to great fame by the Beastie Boys, and which you'll recognize immediately from the breathy rumbling ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure greatness from Jeremy Steig – an album of funky flute tracks that really opened up whole new possibilities for the instrument! Steig was probably working in equal parts jazz and rock at the time of the date – but definitely moves into a funky jazz mode for the session – one ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky big band album, recorded by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, with the great Joe Williams on vocals! The record is one of the most sought-after by the team – probably because it includes the hard breakbeat version of "Get Out of My Life Woman". The other tracks are pretty funky, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky big band album, recorded by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, with the great Joe Williams on vocals! The record is one of the most sought-after by the team – probably because it includes the hard breakbeat version of "Get Out of My Life Woman" that's been sampled often over the ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great late work from Joe – one of the few fine albums he cut with backing by the orchestra of Thad Jones – somewhere between his most swinging work with Basie, and the groovier sound of later years. The tunes are short, jazzy, and feature Joe hitting some wonderful strides – ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album