A strange little record, but one with more of a jazz component than you might think! Gary's the son of Bing, natch – and he's following here in his pop's footsteps, singing jazz standards with backing conducted by Bud Shank. The interesting thing is that the session was actually recorded in ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with silver text and deep groove. Logo on top of cover has a bit of pen, and that same top corner has a bit of seam splitting.)
A great later album from Joao Donato – one that almost took the world by surprise when it was released, as it came after a long period of silence from the bossa legend! The set's got a mellow-grooving feel that's definitely rooted in bossa, with a touch of jazz – modernized slightly, ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great Jazz Standards is a fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "stand ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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!)
Gil Goldstein —
Zebracoast ... CD World Pacific, 1992. Used ...
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Gil Goldstein on piano, synthesizer and accordion, Keith Underwood on recorder, Jorge Pardo on saxophone and flute, Vicki Bodner on English horn and oboe d'Amore, Wolfgang Muthspiel on guitar, Gib Wharton on steel guitar, Carles Benavent on bass and mandola, Alex Acuna on drums and percussion, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series!)
Monster groovers! This late 60s compilation brings together some of the best early work by organist Billy Larkin, and his amazing Delegates trio! Plus, some of the tracks feature some excellent sax work by the legendary Clifford Scott – best known to the world for his 50s work with Bill ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has mostly split seams, light surface wear, and some aging.)
Billy Larkin & the Delegates —
Don't Stop ... LP World Pacific/Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good- ...
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
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a trace of a price sticker and splits on the spine.)
Billy Larkin & The Delegates —
Dr. Feelgood ... LP World Pacific, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ...
Billy Larkin plays soul jazz instrumentals with The Delgates, and the group's joined by singer Ralph Black on a number of cuts. Black's style is ok, but the group's strong point is still their funky jazzy material. This LP sports a few originals – like "Way Cross Town" and "He ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging near the opening.)
Billy Larkin & The Delegates —
Hold On! ... LP World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ...
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Classic small combo organ grooves from Billy Larkin and his mighty Delegates! This LP has Billy moving into a bag in which he's covering more 60's soul hits (as he did in his later career for World Pacific), but the groove is still pretty solid, and the album's still got few good original tracks. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is in fantastic shape! A nice copy.)
A strange batch of titles played by one of the stranger groups of the late 50s, but the record works nicely – possibly because Rodgers & Hammerstein's tracks are a good forum for the group's mix of soul jazz and lyrical mysticism. Monk Montgomery plays an early Fender bass, Buddy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear.)
An album that really lives up to its title – as the sound here is more stripped-down and simple than some of the more large format World Pacific 60s albums from guitarist Joe Pass – a great return to his roots, and an album that really lets us hear Joe's fantastic work on the stings of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet jazzy take on the music of The Rolling Stones – one that features guitarist Joe Pass in the lead, over some tight backings from the great Bob Florence! Joe's joined by Dennis Budimir on additional acoustic guitar – and both players ring out with a hollow-body sound that's a lot ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Buddy at his soulful late 60s best – not content to keep in the same groove as older years, and working here with a great lineup that includes some excellent younger players! Charles Owens is in the group on alto, and the set also features work by Don Menza on tenor, Art Pepper on alto, Pat ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
Annie Ross with Zoot Sims —
Gasser! ... LP World Pacific, 1959. Very Good+ ...
Great stuff – one of Annie Ross' rare albums as a solo act away from her trio with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert – and a great little session cut with small combo jazz backing, which gives the song a nice swinging edge! Zoot Sims is the main soloist on the tunes, Russ Freeman lays ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name in pen on back and light edge wear, but is nice overall.)
Groovy arrangements by Oliver Nelson – with a vibe that's even hipper than some of Bud Shank's other albums from the time! Titles include "Girl In Love", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Lady Jane", and "When A Man Loves A Woman". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear and some wear at the corners.)
Bud Shank's second Beatles-titled album of the 60s – and a set that's even groovier than the first! The record features a wonderful jazz-based approach to "second chapter" Beatles – with arranger Bob Florence providing superb arrangements for post-Rubber Soul tunes, which are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing in glossy flipback cover with some gloss peeling and surface wear.)
Bud Shank —
Michelle ... CD World Pacific (Japan), 1965. New Copy ...
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob ... (Jazz) read moreCD
5 years after they made their first set of groundbreaking Braziliany jazz tracks together, Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida went back into the studio to record another great batch for Pacific Jazz. That second set of sessions is captured here in its entirety, and it features Shank and Almeida ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal at the top left corner.)
A groovy groovy groovy album that's been one of our favorites for years – a set that features these wonderful jazz takes of material from some killer soundtracks of the 60s! The great Michel Legrand handles the arrangements – and does a wonderful job of reworking songs from three of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An early American release by sitar genius Ravi Shankar – and a set that already shows his strong influence on other worlds of music – as he works here on one track with help from some young musicians on the west coast scene! The bulk of the record has Shankar in a small group – ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from Kitty White – and some of the most haunting as well! The album has tracks with Kitty singing only with accompaniment on harp – played by Corky Hale with a really dark, moody sort of sound – one that works perfectly with the bluer ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s issue. Cover has aging and a small wrap around sticker on spine.)
Gerald Wilson —
Eternal Equinox ... LP World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ...
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One of Gerald Wilson's hippest albums for World Pacific – and all of them are pretty darn hip! This set is one of Gerald's last for the label – cut in a run of very successful, and very strong big band soul jazz albums that brought together the cream of the crop of the LA underground. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album