A real lost treasure from Pacific Jazz – a rare late 50s west coast session from Pepper Adams, featuring the amazing baritonist in a group with Lee Katzman on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums! The sound is incredible – on a par with that rare ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful vocal set – with jazzy backings by Bill Holman! Titles include "Impossible", "Hooray For Love", "Shake Down The Stars", "I've Got The Sun In The Morning", and "They All Laughed". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
A weird set of sitar and bongos backed sing-speak about gurus, devil gods, leprechauns, elves, opium, the wind, hippie boys and other oddball psychedelia enhanced storytelling from Kali,The Gypsy Star Child! We don't know a thing about Kali – she has a cute, girly-girl, Anytown, USA voice, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note Tone Poet Series – 2019 remaster on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Very early work from Chico Hamilton – recorded in a piano trio mode that predates his more famous chamber quintet – working with pianist Freddie Gambrell and bassist Ben Tucker on a set of tunes that are mostly standards, and a few bluesy piano explorations. Titles include "Ex Ray' ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy pressing, with deep groove and black label.)
A rare early session as a solo act by vocalist Jon Hendricks – recorded at the time when he was first making waves with Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – but proof that Jon always sounded a lot hipper on his own! The style here is quite different from the vocalese of LHR, and Hendricks is ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross —
Swingers! ... CD World Pacific/EMI/Manhattan, 1958. Used ...
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One of the rarest albums ever recorded by the hiply swinging vocal trio of Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, and Annie Ross – a live session from 1958, with backing by a group that includes Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, and Jim Hall. The feel here is really wonderful – a lot less hokey than on ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small spot of sticker residue.)
Billy Larkin & the Delegates —
Don't Stop ... LP World Pacific/Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ...
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Tight funky organ work from Billy Larkin and his hard-swingin Delegates combo! This stuff was the west coast equivalent of New Jersey organ combos – and you can bet your bippy that Billy & Co were blasting loud out of every jukebox on Central Ave during the 60s. This album's still got ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove stereo pressing. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)
Mariachi Brass with Chet Baker —
Hats Off ... LP World Pacific, 1966. Near Mint- ...
A short detour in the 60s career of Chet Baker – one that we sure like a heck of a lot! This side is one of a couple that were recorded as an answer to the big success of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – with Chet's trumpet was backed by jaunty, brassy arrangements penned by Jack ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue & silver label pressing with deep groove, including the WP inner sleeve.)
Buddy Rich/Alla Rakha —
Rich A La Rakha ... LP World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ...
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A pretty hip record – a lot cooler than you'd expect from Buddy Rich! The record features Rich playing with a group of Indian musicians lead by Alla Rakha on tabla, conducted by Ravi Shankar, who also wrote all the material on the album – and Paul Horn also joins the group for a bit of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The alto of Bud Shank gets some fuller backings from the great Bob Florence – all in a mode that's as groovy as you might expect from the title – and which also features a bit of guest work from Chet Baker as well! The sound's nice and buoyant – swinging, but never too over the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and small seam splits.)
A smoking little set from George Harmonica Smith – an album recorded in late 60s LA, but done with plenty of Chicago blues touches! The players here are all top-shelf – and include Muddy Waters on guitar and Otis Spann on piano – who definitely help keep a Windy City vibe going ... (Blues) read moreCD
One of the excellent international recordings issued by World Pacific/Liberty in the late 60s! This set features South Indian singer MS Subbulakshmi performing Karbatic ragas acompanied by violin, mridangam, tambura and ghatam. 4 tracks in all, including "Ear Napai", "Annaganu ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album