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Barry Altschul/Paul Bley/Gary PeacockVirtuosi ... CD
Improvising Artists Inc (Italy), 1967. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Virtuosi ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Barry Altschul/Paul Bley/Gary PeacockVirtuosi ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1967. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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Also available Virtuosi ... CD 19.99

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Paul BleyBremen 66 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic early work from pianist Paul Bley – and exactly the kind of album that shows why he was so different than so many of his contemporaries! Not only is Bley's sense of phrasing and timing completely fresh, but the music is as well – as the songs mostly are originals by Paul or Carla Bley – and have that way of exploding with both modern ideas, but also a new sense of color and tone that both of them brought to their music. Things are never as obtuse as in later years, and the performance resonates strongly with Bley's excellent 60s material for Savoy. The trio features Mark Levinson on bass and Barry Altschul on drums – and titles include "New Love", "Closer", "Mazatlan", and "Ida Lupino". CD

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Paul BleyFestival International De Lugano 31 August 1966 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
Beautiful trio work from the mighty Paul Bley – captured here in a live performance from a time when Paul was yet to get as well-recorded as during the 70s – which makes the concert material even more essential to his catalog from the time! There's a brilliant, bursting sense of modern ideas here – that huge shift that Bley made in the 60s, when he was exploring all the new angular shapes that seemed to flow effortlessly from his fingertips on the piano – aided with just the right sort of balance from Mark Levinson on bass and Barry Altschul on drums. Some moments have maybe a bit more force than Bley a few years later – and the live performance was captured by Swiss radio, with great sound quality. Songs include versions of Annette Peacock's "Both" and "Albert's Love Theme" – plus "Ida Lupino", "Matzalan", and "St Thomas". CD

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Paul BleyImprovisie ... LP
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
Incredible work from Paul Bley – and a record that captures him in his excellent electric period, working in a different setting than we've heard him elsewhere! The group on the set is a trio – one that matches Bley's work on electric piano and synthesizer with percussion from Han Bennink and vocals, piano, bass, and additional synthesizer from a young Annette Peacock! Peacock is especially restrained on the record – especially if you only know her later, straighter work – and her contribution here is wonderfully subtle and extremely lovely. Side one features the track "Improvisie", a free improvisation with Bley on electric piano and synthesizer – and tonalities are as "out" as the playing, which is generally quite spacious and dynamic – though hardly quiet. The second side features a Peacock tune titled "Touching" that's a bit more intense – very much in the spirit of the work on the first side, and a unique slice of magic from this one-off session! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul BleyRamblin' (Affinity pressing) ... LP
Affinity, 1966/1969. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of Bley's best records from the 60's, and a great session recorded in Rome with Barry Altschul on drums and Mark Levinson on bass. The tracks include Ornette Coleman's "Ramblin", Annette Peacock's "Both", Carla Bley's "Ida Lupino" and "Albert's Love Theme", and Bley's own "Mazatalon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing. Cover has light wear and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyRamblin' (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
BYG/Sunspots (Italy), 1966/1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Bley's best records from the 60's, and a great session recorded in Rome with Barry Altschul on drums and Mark Levinson on bass. We think of this era in Bley's career as sort of his middle period, after some important time spent with Ornette, one of the few pianists Coleman ever used, and Jimmy Giuffre, as we as Sonny Rollins, all of whose influence had made an impact on Bley, as a performer, writer and leader. The playing is wide open, but with a keen sense of group interplay and a wonderful dynamic between the three, a post free sensibility that was very progressive but never too noisy or oblique. The tracks include Ornette Coleman's "Ramblin", Annette Peacock's "Both", Carla Bley's "Ida Lupino" and "Albert's Love Theme", and Bley's own "Mazatalon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul Bley/John Gilmore/Gary Peacock/Paul MotianTurning Point ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album – and one of the few rare non-Ra sides by John Gilmore! Bley's in perfect form at this point – working in an angular modernist mode that perfectly draws out sharp-edged tones from Gilmore's horn, and which is warmed considerably by great bass work by Peacock. We're not entirely sure if this material was issued on Savoy, but it appears to be very similar to tracks that were issued on one of the Savoy Jazz sets at the end of the 70s. Recorded in 1964 in New York – with tracks that include "Ictus", "Ida Lupino", "King Korn", and "Calls". Also features two tracks from 1968, recorded live at the University Of Washington – "Kid Dynamite" and "Mr Joy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyAlone, Again – Solo Piano ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some stains at the top.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyAxis ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Solo piano work from Bley – on the side-long "Axis", plus "El Cordobes", "Music Matador", and "Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul BleyReality Check ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Rear tray card has a cutout mark through the spine.)

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✨✧ Paul Bley/Jimmy Giuffre/Steve SwallowLife Of A Trio – Saturday ... CD
Owl/Mesa Bluemoon, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
With players like these, the life of a trio must be a great one – and the album's one part of a two-day recording session done by pianist Paul Bley, bassist Steve Swallow, and saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre! The "trio" tag is somewhat misleading at times – because the album's often a gathering of all three players in the studio, rather than a continuous collaborative effort. Some tracks have a single player, working alone – while others sneak in a duet, and others then follow a trio format – and the album's a great illustration of the sharp talents that all players still had at this point in their career! Giuffre's especially great – and works here on both clarinet and soprano sax – and given that Swallow had been a key part of Jim's trio in years back, many moments often sound like a revival of the more "out" Giuffre trio sides, with the addition of Bley's great tones on piano. This first volume features the "Saturday" recordings – with 12 titles that include "Endless Melody", "Foreplay", "Black Ivory", "Owl Eyes", "Clarinet Zone", and "By The Way". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Giuffre/Paul Bley/Steve SwallowEmphasis, Stuttgart 1961 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful live counterpart to Jimmy Giuffre's crucial Verve recordings Fusion and Thesis – performed here with a similar trio that includes Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on bass – really expanding upon ideas of jazz expression that Giuffre first put forth in his late 50s trio! Although piano has been reintroduced to the trio via Bley, its use is almost completely freed from rhythm – so that the keyboard notes float equally in space with Giuffre's leanly creative lines on clarinet and Swallow's spacious use of bass. There's a fragile beauty here that's simply breathtaking – and although relatively free, the work has a sense of cohesion and unified spirit that's really wonderful. 8 tracks recorded live in Stuttgart, including "Whirrr", "Emphasis", "Sonic", "Venture", "Jesus Maria", "Stretching Out", "Carla" and "Cry, Want". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Giuffre/Paul Bley/Steve SwallowBremen/Stuttgart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hat Hut/Emanem (UK), 1961. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful live counterpart to Jimmy Giuffre's crucial Verve recordings Fusion and Thesis – performed here with a similar trio that includes Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on bass – really expanding upon ideas of jazz expression that Giuffre first put forth in his late 50s trio! Giuffre's at the height of his power, and playing with these two young modernists, his trio manages to build these incredible sound shapes out of fragile clarinet, piano, and bass lines – simple elements, but used here in ways that are really revolutionary – and very strongly a precursor to work to come from Bley and Swallow. The music is even more far-reaching than Jimmy's late 50s trio sides for Atlantic and Verve – and this live performance is wonderfully recorded, and really opens up a big chapter of this less-recorded side of his career. This huge package features material that was originally issued on two different Hat Art CDs, plus unreleased tracks from the Bremen session, and even two rare Verve titles that were not issued by ECM on their release of Fusion and Thesis. 26 tracks in all – including "Flight", "Venture", "Whirrrr", "Jesus Maria", "That's True That's True", "Cry Want", "Suite For Germany", "Sonic", "Trudgin", and "Compassion For PB". CD

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Paul BleyDiane ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really compelling mix of talents – just the piano of Paul Bley alongside the trumpet of Chet Baker! Chet sings on one track, but most of the set is instrumental. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Carla BleyEscalator Over the Hill ... CD
JCOA (Germany), 1971. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Ambitious 2CD set that features an extended piece by Carla Bley and Paul Haines, and featuring a huge amount of avant garde and jazz musicians, including Perry Robinson, Jimmy Lyons, Charlie Haden, Roswell Rudd, Jimmy Knepper, Don Cherry, Michael Mantler, and Bley herself. This is sort of an opera of sorts, with voices by Jack Bruce, Bley, Jeanne Lee, Linda Ronstadt (?), Don Cherry, and others – but the sound is less operatic, and more jazzy avant garde. CD

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✨✧ Andrzej Trzaskowski with Ted CursonSeant ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredible modern jazz from the Polish scene of the 60s – a rare album by pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski, featuring work by American trumpeter Ted Curson! Like the work of Komeda from the time, the album is a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European modernists, but which also has a fresh quality that's incredibly hard to peg. It's a bit preoccupied with sound and sound colors – almost in a Paul Bley-ish way – but also has a trace of soul and lyricism, as well as a graceful approach that allows space for other players to state themselves freely on the record. Curson's trumpet work is great, and the album's one of his best sessions from the time – stark and modern, yet still with some of the soul of his work with Mingus. Titles include "Seant", "Wariacja", "Cosinusoida", and "The Quibble". CD
Also available Seant ... LP 28.99

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Andrzej Trzaskowski with Ted CursonSeant ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965/1966. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Incredible modern jazz from the Polish scene of the 60s – a rare album by pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski, featuring work by American trumpeter Ted Curson! Like the work of Komeda from the time, the album is a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European modernists, but which also has a fresh quality that's incredibly hard to peg. It's a bit preoccupied with sound and sound colors – almost in a Paul Bley-ish way – but also has a trace of soul and lyricism, as well as a graceful approach that allows space for other players to state themselves freely on the record. Curson's trumpet work is great, and the album's one of his best sessions from the time – stark and modern, yet still with some of the soul of his work with Mingus. Titles include "Seant", "Wariacja", "Cosinusoida", and "The Quibble". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Seant ... CD 16.99

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VariousDebut Records – Autobiography In Jazz ... LP
Debut, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A cool collection of work on the legendary Debut label – including a number of tracks that are hard to find in any other format on vinyl! Titles include "Can You Blame Me" by Honey Gordon, "Notes To You" by Sam Most, "Makin Whoopee" by Don Senay, "Portrait" by Thad Jones, "Bebopper" by The Gordons, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Paul Bley, "Eclipse" by Janet Thurlow with Charles Mingus, "Paris In Blue" by Jackie Paris, and "Orientation" by Max Roach. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC presing)

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✨✧ Don EllisMy Funny Valentine (aka Out Of Nowhere) ... CD
Candid/Jazz Heritage, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unusual set by Don Ellis – and easily one of his most modern recordings ever! The set was done at the same time as Don's other album for Candid, but wasn't issued until many years later – and it's a compelling trio outing that has the trumpet of Ellis in an airy trio with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on bass. The format here almost hints at the sound of ECM in years to come, although some numbers are a bit more traditionally jazzy – and the colors and tones of Bley's work on piano are a nice backdrop for Ellis' more straightforward blowing on trumpet. Titles include variations on "Sweet & Lovely", "I Love You", "I'll Remember April", "Just One Of Those Things", and "Out Of Nowhere". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettLife Between The Exit Signs (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Vortex/WEA (Japan), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early trio work from Keith Jarrett, and a bit straighter than some of his 70s work – but in a good way, with kind of a New York modern groove that reminds us of early material by Paul Bley or Steve Kuhn! The trio's a very progressive group – with Charlie Haden on bass and Paul Motian on drums – making for a really open-ended approach to the rhythms, one that sets the tunes nicely free at times – although never too outside in the end. The album's a great hint at the direction that Jarrett would take in the 70s, but it also ties him more strongly to other American pianists of the 60s – a great link that really help us appreciate his later genius more than before. Titles include the original compositions "Church Dreams", "Margot", "Long Time Gone", and "Love No 1 & 2". CD
(SHM CD pressing! Includes obi.)

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✨✧ George RussellNew York New York & Jazz In The Space Age ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 70s issue of 2 seminal sides from George Russell, originally recorded in the 50s. The first, New York New York is a wonderful album from George Russell – and a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York City, performed with an all-star cast that includes John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Max Roach, and Hal McKusick – all working together to paint tones on the tunes that George has crafted to set up his scene of New York in the 50s. Most importantly, though, Jon Hendricks acts as the narrator of the album – talking and scatting in hipster mode, laying out a bit of beat rapportage about the Big Apple, all done in a very cool 50s style that's a bit different from his own vocal work. Titles include "Manhattan", "Big City Blues", "Manhattan-Rico", and "A Helluva Town". And don't let the title of the second, Jazz In The Space Age, mislead you into thinking it's a record of bachelor pad musi. The set's one of Russell's finest recordings of the 50s, and it features some wonderful work in odd tones and scales, executed by another awesome cast of players, including Bill Evans, Paul Bley, Hal McKusick, Bob Brookmeyer, and David Young. An essential chapter in Russell's career, and nice to have in any form. Titles include "Chromatic Universe (parts 1, 2, & 3)", "Dimensions", "Waltz From Outer Space", and "The Lydiot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Don EllisEssence ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 at the time – and who's working here to carve out his own unique little space. Unusual timings, phrasing, and spacings are common on the set – and Ellis' own well-tuned trumpet sound is at the lead, supported by very inventive rhythm work from Paul Bley on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and either Gene Stone or Nick Martinis on drums. Titles include the original numbers "Form", "Irony", "Slow Space", and "Ostinato" – plus a great version of Carla Bley's "Donkey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Andrzej TrzaskowskiAndrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant set from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a talent who's virtually unknown in America, but one who cut some of the most forward-thinking work of his generation! The session's a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European modernists, but which also has a fresh quality that's incredibly hard to peg. It's a bit preoccupied with sound and sound colors – almost in a Paul Bley-ish way – but also has a trace of soul and lyricism, as well as a graceful approach that allows space for other players to state themselves freely on the record. That's a good thing, too, because the first album is dominated by strong trumpet work by the great Tomasz Stanko, as well as the relative unknown Janusz Muniak, who plays some great soprano sax on the session. Titles include "Sinobrody", "Post Scriptum", "Synopsis", and "Requiem For Scott La Faro". CD

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✨✧ Andrzej TrzaskowskiAndrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A brilliant set from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a talent who's virtually unknown in America, but one who cut some of the most forward-thinking work of his generation! The session's a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European modernists, but which also has a fresh quality that's incredibly hard to peg. It's a bit preoccupied with sound and sound colors – almost in a Paul Bley-ish way – but also has a trace of soul and lyricism, as well as a graceful approach that allows space for other players to state themselves freely on the record. That's a good thing, too, because the first album is dominated by strong trumpet work by the great Tomasz Stanko, as well as the relative unknown Janusz Muniak, who plays some great soprano sax on the session. Titles include "Sinobrody", "Post Scriptum", "Synopsis", and "Requiem For Scott La Faro". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Hank MobleyComplete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, 1950s/1998. Used 6CD ... $39.99
An extraordinary document of Mobley's earliest recordings for the Blue Note label! This box collects some of Mobley's hardest to find recordings and comprises of the LPs Hank Mobley Quartet, Hank Mobley Sextet, Hank Mobley & His All Stars, Hank Mobley Quintet, Hank, Hank Mobley, Curtain Call, Poppin' and Peckin' Time! Whew! If you know any of those albums, you know this is one whopping batch of hard bop that showcases the tenorist's soul jazz roots beautifully. The sidemen hear read like a who's who of the east coast scene of the 50s, with Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, John Jenkins, Sonny Clark, Kenny Dorham, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly and Philly Joe Jones all making appearances. There's a total of 56 tracks spread out over 6 discs, including titles like "Hank's Prank", 'Walkin' The Fence", "Just Coolin'", "Touch & Go", "Double Whammy", "Barrel Of Funk", "Lower Stratosphere", "Mobley's Musings", "Funk In Deep Freeze", "Wham & They're Off", "Startin' From Scratch", "Hi Groove, Low Feedback", "Double Exposure", "Don't Get Too Hip", "Poppin'", "East Of Brooklyn", "High & Flighty" and "Peckin' Time". CD
(CONDITION NOTE: Inside box has some staining & back has a large wave along the bottome 3-4". Booklet has light staining along bottom inch. Most of the discs have marks, including a few that may cause skips or affect play. Priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHank Mobley with Donald Byrd & Lee Morgan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real hardbop treasure from Hank Mobley – one of the hardest to find albums from the legendary Blue Note 1500 series, and a title that's hardly ever been reissued over the yers! The session is a monstrous meeting of Mobley with two of the great young trumpet talents of the late 50's – Lee Morgan and Donald Byrd – really blowing in this open-ended way, but with a lot more focus than you'd find on a record that was just strictly a blowing session too! There's only 4 tracks, and all of them are great, long drawn-out hard bop classics. Horace Silver's on piano, so you know it's got a great groove – and the rest of the group features Paul Chambers on bass and Charlie Persip on drums. Titles include "Double Whammy", "Barrel Of Funk", "Touch & Go", and "Mobleymania". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Hank MobleySoul Station (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Simply astounding! Soul Station is a deceptively simple album that has tenor giant Hank Mobley playing standards and originals in a quartet with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Blakey on drums– a spare and simple group, but one with a direct energy that's really amazing – in a way that makes for some of Mobley's best solos on record! The tracks here are all relatively basic in construction, but this territory allows all players to really relax and open up – especially Mobley, who really dominates the proceedings with some well-blown lines on tenor. Blakey's work is great too – nicely restrained, and the date marks one of his last sessions ever as a sideman. Titles include "Soul Station", "Split Feelin's", "Dig Dis", and "This I Dig Of You". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Freddie Hubbard5 Original Albums (Open Sesame/Goin Up/Hub Cap/Ready For Freddie/Hub-Tones) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $17.99 19.99
A five record collection that captures trumpeter Freddie Hubbard at a real turning point – taking off in the 60s with a range of fresh new ideas! Open Sesame is an early hardbop session that features some great work by Tina Brooks on tenor, piano by McCoy Tyner, and rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass Clifford Jarvis on drums! And although Freddie's great at this early point in his career – playing with a brash, urgent tone that's totally compelling – we're even bigger fans of the Tina Brooks work on this record! Brooks' tone is amazing – right up there with the style he used on his own rare few Blue Note sides, full of fresh fire and a really edgey approach to the tenor – and together with Hubbard, he helps craft a tight little set that's one of Hubbard's best-ever straight sides from the 60s. Titles include "But Beautiful", "One Mint Julep", "Hub's Nub", "Open Sesame", and "Gypsy Blue". Goin Up is a real burner from Freddie Hubbard's early years at Blue Note – filled with rich hues, colors, and tones! The group's a quintet – supported by lyrical rhythms from the trio of McCoy Tyner on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – working alongside Freddie's trumpet and the tenor of Hank Mobley – to craft tunes that sparkle with slight exotic touches, and which offer the perfect blend of modern and soulful that Blue Note was cutting in the early 60s! The whole album's great, and titles include the classic modal number "Asiatic Raes", plus "Karioka", "The Changing Scene", and "A Pec A Sec". Hub Cap is classic Freddie Hubbard on Blue Note – from the hip cover to the magical music in the grooves! The session is one of Freddie's all-time best from the early days – and features a very hard wailing lineup that mixes tight hardbop rhythms with some more adventurous soloing that almost has a modern jazz kind of tinge. Cedar Walton's on piano, Julian Preister's on trombone, and Jimmy Heath is on tenor – working with Freddie to craft some mindblowing work on titles that include the amazing "Plexus", plus "Hub Cap", "Cry Me Not", and "Earmon JR." Ready For Freddie features a unique group with McCoy Tyner on piano, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bernard McKinney on euphonium – a tuba-like instrument that gives the album a nicely shadowy sound! McKinney's probably better known for his 70s work with the Tribe scene in Detroit – but here, he's a young player with an innovative sound – one that makes the album one of Freddie's most striking of the period – a soulfully modern set that's set apart from his straighter hardbop work! The album features some great original tunes by Hubbard and Shorter – and titles include "Crisis", "Birdlike", "Arietis", and "Weaver Of Dreams". Hub Tones is brilliant early work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who's really coming into his own as a leader with this date! Freddie's really finding a voice here – a sharper edge than on some of his later albums, at the beginning of a more modernist phase in the mid-60s – when his efforts would mark him as one of the more straight ahead players of the "new thing" scene. There's a careful balance in Hubbard's work here – spurred on by youthful energy of group mates Herbie Hancock on piano, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Hubbard is really brimming over with new ideas – as are the other players – and titles include "Lament for Booker", "Prophet Jennings", "Hub Tones", "For Spee's Sake", and "You're My Everything". A great package – all albums in tiny LP-styled sleeves! CD

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✨✧ Lee MorganCharisma ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums from Lee Morgan – a soaringly soulful session that was recorded in the mid 60s, and finally issued by Blue Note at the end of the decade! The vibe here really follows from the lyrically inventive, post-Sidewinder mid 60s Morgan years – with a spirit that's similar to Lee's work on the albums Gigolo or Tom Cat, in a style that mixes in a fair bit more modal and Latin influences to the rhythms. The lineup is totally great too – a sextet that features Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers, and Billy Higgins – the last of whom provides tremendous rhythms that are as fluidly inventive as Morgan's playing and the writing of Hank Mobley, who contributed most of the tunes to the set. Titles include "Hey Chico", "The Double Up", and "The Murphy Man" – and the record also includes a nice version of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Lee MorganCharisma (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums from Lee Morgan – a soaringly soulful session that was recorded in the mid 60s, and finally issued by Blue Note at the end of the decade! The vibe here really follows from the lyrically inventive, post-Sidewinder mid 60s Morgan years – with a spirit that's similar to Lee's work on the albums Gigolo or Tom Cat, in a style that mixes in a fair bit more modal and Latin influences to the rhythms. The lineup is totally great too – a sextet that features Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers, and Billy Higgins – the last of whom provides tremendous rhythms that are as fluidly inventive as Morgan's playing and the writing of Hank Mobley, who contributed most of the tunes to the set. Titles include "Hey Chico", "The Double Up", and "The Murphy Man" – and the record also includes a nice version of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardGoin' Up ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real burner from Freddie Hubbard's early years at Blue Note – filled with rich hues, colors, and tones! The group's a quintet – supported by lyrical rhythms from the trio of McCoy Tyner on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – working alongside Freddie's trumpet and the tenor of Hank Mobley – to craft tunes that sparkle with slight exotic touches, and which offer the perfect blend of modern and soulful that Blue Note was cutting in the early 60s! The whole album's great, and titles include the classic modal number "Asiatic Raes", plus "Karioka", "The Changing Scene", and "A Pec A Sec". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Hank MobleyPeckin' Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $8.99
One of the first great pairings of Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan – a trumpet/tenor team that was always a treasure, no matter what the setting! This one's a pretty open-ended blowing date – one that gives both horn players plenty of room to stretch out, in a setting that's filled with sharp-edged, and imaginative lines! The rhythm section is rock solid too – with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and the great Charlie Persip on drums – kicking things nicely on the kit to get a groove going. Tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Git Go Blues", "Speak Low", "Stretchin Out", and "High & Flighty". This CD edition includes 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of ""High & Flighty", "Speak Low" and "Stretchin Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank MobleyStraight No Filter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $14.99
No filters here, as Hank Mobley's sound is clean, lean, and right on the money – hitting that newly-sophisticated groove of the Caddy For Daddy years in this sweet unissued set! The date was recorded in the 60s, but unissued by Blue Note for many years – another one of those head-scratching mysteries from the label, yet also a real treat to 80s jazz fans who finally got their hands on the sides – a whole new discovery of Hank Mobley's genius, further appreciated at a time when we weren't hearing more from him. The players are top-shelf all the way through – and include Freddie Hubbard or Donald Byrd on trumpet, Herbie Hancock or Barry Harris on piano, Paul Chambers or Butch Warren on bass, and Philly Joe Jones or Billy Higgins on drums. CD version really expands from the original LP – with 9 titles that include "Chain Reaction", "Third Time Around", "Hank's Waltz", "Yes Indeed", "Straight No Filter", "Syrup & Biscuits", and "The Feelin's Good". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyWorkout (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from Blue Note tenor giant Hank Mobley – a set that really explodes in all the new directions Hank was taking in the 60s! Mobley in the 50s was already the stuff of legend – a tremendous soloist on tenor, and every bit his own man – firmly focused forward with a voice that was already tremendous – but which was turned towards a lot of new ideas with records like this! Both Mobley's phrasing and rhythmic construction are different here than a few years before – still every bit as soulful as ever, but able to open up with richer imagination, especially on the strong original tunes on the set. The group's great – a quintet that offers up both guitar from Grant Green and piano from Wynton Kelly – and rhythm is by the mighty team of Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, with plenty of room for solos – and titles include "Smokin", "Greasin Easy", "Workout", and "Uh Huh". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Hank MobleySlice Of The Top ... LP
Blue Note, 1966/1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
A lost session by Hank Mobley – originally recorded in 1966, but not officially issued until 1979, and then only briefly until another short issue in the mid 90s! The record has Mobley really reaching out into a new bag – hitting a more soulfully arranged sound than on some of his other straighter Blue Notes – a full, rich groove that's totall wonderful! Duke Pearson arranged the group, and it's slightly larger than usual – with James Spaulding on alto, Lee Morgan on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, and Kiane Zawadi and Howard Johnson providing a very unique tuba/euphonium bass part – hardly the clunky horns you might expect, and instead sort of a rumbling bottom-end sound that's really great. Titles include "Hank's Other Bag", "Touch Of Blue", and "A Slice Of The Top". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Miles DavisIn Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live dates, but still pretty open and exploratory – and in addition to Davis' sparkling work on trumpet, the album also features some killer tenor lines from Hank Mobley – working here as a key part of Miles' group, and blowing with a hell of a lot of soul. Rhythm is by the rock-solid trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "All Of You", "No Blues", "Bye Bye" and "Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... $39.99
Sparkling live work from Miles Davis – and a set that captures both sides of his talents on Columbia at the time! Half the material features a smoking quintet – with Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the other half of the date features a larger orchestra led by Gil Evans – in the modern mode that make the Miles/Evans collaborations sound so great on some of the pair's studio records! Together, the material offers up a beautiful live portrait of Davis' early 60s genius – allowed a bit more space to roam in the live setting, on titles that include "So What", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "No Blues" – all taken at a bit of a faster clip than in the studio, as Miles was wont to do in a live performance! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing, matrix ending in 1B/1A. Cover has a light stain on one corner and a name in pen on back.)

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Miles DavisSomeday My Prince Will Come ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Near Mint- ... $38.99
The tenor sax here makes the album a standout – as John Coltrane still works with Miles Davis on 2 tracks for the record, but Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley joins in on the rest! The approach is similar to that of the classic Coltrane/Davis years – and in a way, the record's kind of a swan song to that period – one of the last studio session that Miles would cut in such an unabashedly sweet and lyrical way. And while Mobley's always better known for his harder-blown notes at Blue Note, he sounds totally great here next to Davis – really keeping up the gentle spirit and spaciousness of the record, and working with a gentleness that surpasses even his work on the legendary Soul Station album. Rhythm is by the trio of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and titles include Miles' classic version of "Someday My Prince Will Come", plus "Old Folks", "Teo", "Drad-Dog", and "Pfrancing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with insert. Cover has light wear & a small sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisIn Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 1 (Jazz Masterpieces) ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live dates, but still pretty open and exploratory – and in addition to Davis' sparkling work on trumpet, the album also features some killer tenor lines from Hank Mobley – working here as a key part of Miles' group, and blowing with a hell of a lot of soul. Rhythm is by the rock-solid trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "All Of You", "No Blues", "Bye Bye" and "Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganLee Morgan Sextet – Lee Morgan Vol 2 (Blue Note 1541) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Lee Morgan's beautiful early sets for Blue Note – and proof that he was emerging as a youthful lyricist even in his hardbop days! The group on the session is a sextet – with rock-solid Hank Mobley on tenor, Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Charlie Persip on drums – plus the highly obscure Kenny Rodgers on alto – making his only Blue Note appearance ever! As on Morgan's third album for Blue Note, most of the tracks are composed by Benny Golson – perfectly penned numbers that maintain a hardbop swing, but which let Morgan explore things with a bit more depth than on some of his sessions for Savoy! Titles include "Slightly Hep", "D's Fink", "Whisper Not", and "Latin Hangover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert! Back cover has a small red stamp and a small bit of pen in Japanese.)

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✨✧ Herbie Hancock5 Original Albums (Takin Off/My Point Of View/Inventions & Dimensions/Speak Like A Child/The Prisoner) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
The early genius of Herbie Hancock – perfectly summed up here in five classic albums for Blue Note – each presented in a tiny LP-styled sleeve! Takin Off has Herbie Hancock stepping into the limelight with an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes, including the first recording of his classic "Watermelon Man", the one track that probably put all his kids through school! Although that one went on to become a standard within a few short years in 60s jazz, it still sounds great here in the original – a very fresh take on the sound of soul jazz in the 60s – offered up here in a 7 minute version that has more sharp soloing than most other takes on the tune! The group here is great too – with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the tracks are all also originals by a young Herbie – including "Watermelon Man", "The Maze", "Driftin", "Three Bags Full", "Alone & I", and "Empty Pockets". My Point Of View is a great mix of soul jazz and modernism! The record include a nice groovy "hit", Herbie's "Blind Man, Blind Man" – an obvious follow-up to "Watermelon Man", but still a standout track with a lot of imagination, and a fierce soul jazz hook that just won't quit! The rest of the record, while still groovy, also shows much more signs of Herbie's far-reaching conception – especially shared with players like Tony Williams, Grachan Moncur, Chuck Israels, and Grant Green – all of whom work with Herbie, Donald Byrd, and Hank Mobley – in a larger than usual group that makes for a really great sound! Titles include "A Tribute To Someone", "King Cobra", and "The Pleasure Is Mine". Inventions & Dimensions is really unique little record from Herbie Hancock – one that's almost completely improvised over Latin percussion! The setup is quite spare – and quite different than Herbie's other Blue Note work – and the group features improvised backgrounds by bassist Paul Chambers and 2 Latin percussionists, Willie Bobo and Osvaldo "Chihuahau" Martinez. Herbie only wrote simple sketches for the songs on the album, and most of the work on the tracks was done live, spontaneously, in the studio – creating a very free groove that never goes too far out, but which is far more adventurous than usual. All tracks are long, and titles include "Succotash", "Triangle", and "Mimosa". Speak Like A Child is an oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". Last up is The Prisoner – a nice late Blue Note change from Herbie Hancock – a very different album than his previous sets for the label – in that it features a slightly larger group, and a sound that really points the way towards his directions in the 70s! There's a slightly ambitious feel to some of these cuts – not in a way that's over-arranged, but just a new sort of thinking for Herbie's kind of groove – a mode that's partially informed by the seriousness of 60s jazz soundtracks, but which also has the beginnings of some more righteous modes of expression too. Players are all great – and include Joe Henderson on tenor and flute, Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, Hubert Laws on flute, Jerome Richardson on bass clarinet, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums. Herbie plays both acoustic and electric piano – using the latter here in one of his first recordings on the instrument – and titles include "Firewater", "I Have A Dream", "The Prisoner", and "He Who Lives In Fear". CD

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✨✧ Tom TallitschWheelhouse ... CD
Posi tone, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soaring, soulful work from Tom Tallitsch – a tenorist who just keeps grabbing our ears even more and more with each new release! Tom kicks it up strongly here right from the very first note – leading a tight quintet through some beautifully-written tunes of his own – the kind of numbers that sparkle with the punch of old Blue Note classics, but which have even more freshness in the hands of a contemporary creator! Tom's got his horn fused strongly with the trumpet of Josh Lawrence on the head arrangements – brilliantly carving out some soulful colors, before they both soar off on their solos – and the rhythm section's a real kicker, too – with Jon Davis on piano, Peter Brendler on bass, and Vinnie Sperazza on drums – players who can hit a modal groove when needed, but also move through the sort of complicated hardbop styles that artists like Lee Morgan or Hank Mobley were hitting in the late 60s. Titles include "River", "Paulus Hook", "Red Eye", "Outnumbered", "Schlep City", "Wheelhouse", and "One For Jonny". CD
 
 
 



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