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Paul BleyCaravan Suite ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1992. Used ... $11.99
... CD

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Paul BleyCloser ... LP
ESP, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Possibly the first true moment of genius from Paul Bley – a key indie standout after a few years working for bigger American labels! By the time of this early ESP album, Paul Bley was no stranger to the American scene – having recorded a few records for different labels in the 50s, and making some surprise appearances on other sessions in the early part of the 60s. But by the time of this mid 60s set, Bley was really coming into his own – working in a style that would have a huge influence on the style of jazz piano for the next few decades, and which was one of the first strong statements of modernism from the Canadian scene. Here, he's working with Steve Swallow on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion in a trio format, working through a great batch of tracks by then wife Carla – like "Ida", "Start", "Closer", "Batterie", and "Sideways In Mexico" – as well as versions of Ornette Coleman's "Crossroads", Annette Peacock's "Cartoon", and his own "Figfoot". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul BleyComplete Debut Session 1953 (aka Introducing Paul Bley) ... LP
Debut/Raretone (Italy), 1953. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The earliest work on record from pianist Paul Bley – the Canadian modernist who'd become much better known for his more experimental work in later years, but who's heard here in a slightly straighter trio set! Even at this early point, though, Bley's talents are amazing – sharp-edged and fresh – still with a few touches of traditional pianistic approach, but often breaking into surprising twists and turns on the solos. The core of the set is a rare 10" album that Bley cut with Art Blakey on drums and Charles Mingus on bass – a set that was done upon Mingus' discovery of Bley's talents, and which was issued on his own Debut label briefly in the 50s. Titles include "Opus 1", "Split Kick", "Spontaneous Combustion", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul BleyImprovisie ... CD
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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! CD
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Improvisie ... CD 16.99
Improvisie ... LP 23.99

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Paul BleyImprovisie ... CD
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
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! CD
Also available Improvisie ... LP 23.99

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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
Also available Improvisie ... CD 16.99

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Paul BleyPaul Bley & Scorpio ... LP
Milestone, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
A great mix of electric modes from Paul Bley – working here on Fender Rhodes and Arp, plus a bit of acoustic piano as well! The album's got a great reworking of the sense of space that Bley brought to his regular piano work – excellent accompaniment from Barry Altschul on percussion and Dave Holland on bass and fuzz pedal! Titles include "Ictus", "Gesture Without Plot", "Syndrome", "Dreams", and "El Cordobes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear. Top seam is partially split.)

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Paul BleyPaul Bley Synthesizer Show ... CD
Milestone/Bamboo, 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A great record by Paul Bley – one of his few forays into electronic music, and a set that's got a really striking feel right from the start! Unlike some of the gimmicky moog records of the time – or some of the noisier avant electronic sets – Bley finds a way to use the instrument to open up new perspectives in jazz, often with a style that's tuneful and filled with sentiment – maybe an electronic contrast to his solo piano material on ECM! The tunes were all penned by Annette Peacock – and they have Bley playing a lot more soulfully than on other records from the time. Backing is by acoustic drum and bass, and Bley plays a bit of acoustic piano on the record – but the real highlight are the choppy rhythmic chunks of electronics, played in a style that sounds very little like Bley's other work. Believe it or not, there's even a few nice groovers on here – although most of the record is in a downtempo mode. Titles include "Parks", "Mr Joy", "Archangel", "Snakes", Gary", and "Nothing Ever Was, Anyway". CD
Also available Paul Bley Synthesizer Show (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Paul BleyPaul Bley Synthesizer Show (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Milestone/Bamboo, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A great record by Paul Bley – one of his few forays into electronic music, and a set that's got a really striking feel right from the start! Unlike some of the gimmicky moog records of the time – or some of the noisier avant electronic sets – Bley finds a way to use the instrument to open up new perspectives in jazz, often with a style that's tuneful and filled with sentiment – maybe an electronic contrast to his solo piano material on ECM! The tunes were all penned by Annette Peacock – and they have Bley playing a lot more soulfully than on other records from the time. Backing is by acoustic drum and bass, and Bley plays a bit of acoustic piano on the record – but the real highlight are the choppy rhythmic chunks of electronics, played in a style that sounds very little like Bley's other work. Believe it or not, there's even a few nice groovers on here – although most of the record is in a downtempo mode. Titles include "Parks", "Mr Joy", "Archangel", "Snakes", Gary", and "Nothing Ever Was, Anyway". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Paul Bley Synthesizer Show ... CD 16.99

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Paul BleySonor ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Used ... $4.99
An unusual album – piano from Paul Bley, with additional percussion from George Cross McDonald! CD

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Paul BleyTango Palace ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Great solo piano work from Paul Bley! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul Bley, Evan Parker & Barre PhillipsTime Will Tell ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1995. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Tony Oxley, John SurmanIn The Evenings Out There ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1991. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Paul Bley/Bill Connors/Jimmy GiuffreQuiet Song ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing.)

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Jimmy Giuffre/Paul Bley/Steve SwallowBremen/Stuttgart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hat Hut/Emanem (UK), 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
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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✨✧ Paul BleyAlone, Again – Solo Piano ... CD
Improvising Artists Inc, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyAt Copenhagen Jazzhouse ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Paul BleyAxis ... CD
Improvising Artists Inc (Italy), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solo piano work from Bley – on the side-long "Axis", plus "El Cordobes", "Music Matador", and "Porgy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul BleyBebop ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Paul BleyCloser ... CD
ESP (Germany), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Possibly the first true moment of genius from Paul Bley – a key indie standout after a few years working for bigger American labels! By the time of this early ESP album, Paul Bley was no stranger to the American scene – having recorded a few records for different labels in the 50s, and making some surprise appearances on other sessions in the early part of the 60s. But by the time of this mid 60s set, Bley was really coming into his own – working in a style that would have a huge influence on the style of jazz piano for the next few decades, and which was one of the first strong statements of modernism from the Canadian scene. Here, he's working with Steve Swallow on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion in a trio format, working through a great batch of tracks by then wife Carla – like "Ida", "Start", "Closer", "Batterie", and "Sideways In Mexico" – as well as versions of Ornette Coleman's "Crossroads", Annette Peacock's "Cartoon", and his own "Figfoot". CD
Also available Closer ... LP 24.99
 
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Carla BleyEscalator Over the Hill (3LP set) ... LP
JCOA, 1971. Very Good+ 3LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Ambitious 3LP 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, in the gold gatefold cover, with some light wear. Includes booklet & insert.)

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✨✧ Paul MotianComplete Paul Motian On Black Saint & Soul Note (Story Of Maryam/Jack Of Clubs/Misterioso/Notes/One Time Out/Flux & Change) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. Used 6 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Paul Motian's a drummer best known for his work with Bill Evans in the 60s – but in later decades, overseas, he really came into his own as a leader – first on a set of 70s sides for ECM, and later on this batch of excellent recordings for the Black Saint/Soul Note label! This 6CD package brings together all of Motian's recordings for the company – a really nice range of material that runs from intimate duets with pianist Paul Bley, to trio sides with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, to some larger group material with Lovano and Frisell, plus Jim Pepper as well! The package offers up all albums remastered, and packaged in cool LP-styled sleeves – presenting work that hasn't been on CD for years – the complete contents of the albums The Story Of Maryam, Jack Of Clubs, Misterioso, Notes, One Time Out, and Flux & Change. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ornette ColemanComplete Live At The Hillcrest Club ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1958. Used ... $13.99
A complete issue of a groundbreaking late 50s performance by Ornette Coleman – some of which has been released on the French album Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet, and other parts on albums under Ornette's name! The quality of the performance is amazing – some of the freshest jazz recorded in LA at the time, but still somewhat more inside than Coleman's work of the decade to come – a key transitional moment from Ornette, played by a group that features Don Cherry on trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – plus a young Paul Bley on piano, who makes for a very different rhythmic conception than some of the Coleman quartet albums of a year or two later! Given Bley's approach to the piano, even at this point, the sound is still quite different than most of what had come before – almost in the territory of some of Eric Dolphy's early albums for New Jazz. Titles include "Free", "The Blessing", "When Will The Blues Leave", "Ramblin", "Crossroads", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Klactoveesedstene", and "I Remember Harlem". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie HadenBallad Of The Fallen ... CD
ECM, 1983. Used ... $13.99
One of the greatest records that Charlie Haden ever did, and a record that stands as sort of a bookend to his Liberation Music album on Impulse. As with that record, he's got a large group on here, and also like that one, he's playing a batch of tracks that have a definite political bent. Players include Don Cherry, Carla Bley, Dewey Redman, Paul Motian, Jim Pepper, and Michael Mantler; and tracks include "Ballad Of The Fallen", "Too Late", "La Pasionaria", and "The People United Will Never Be Defeated". The sound's a little bit less harsh than his Impulse recording, but it's no less impassioned, and the record's a very emotional batch of music. CD
(Out of print.)

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Alfred HarthThis Earth ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1984. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Features Harth on tenor, alto, soprano sax, and bass clarinet – with Paul Bley on piano, Barre Phillips on bass, Trilok Gurtu on percussion, and Maggie Nichols on voice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bob JamesExplosions ... CD
ESP (Italy), 1965. Used ... $3.99
Early work by Bob James – recorded way before he became one of the funky talents of the 70s, when he was a budding young modernist on the New York scene, with clear influences from the work of Paul Bley. This set is a trio recording – and it features James playing with Barre Phillips on bass and Robert Pozar on drums. Phillips' work is especially amazing, as he gets sounds out of the bass that are just incredible – working the whole instrument into wild tones and sounds that far surpass conventional work on the strings. The whole session's amazingly dark – and it makes us love James' funky work even more to know that he started out this way! Titles include "Explosions", "And On", "Wolfman", and "Peasant Boy". CD

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Charles MingusComplete Candid Recordings Of Charles Mingus (3CD set) ... CD
Candid/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 3CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A complete collection Charles Mingus' classic recordings for the Candid label – far and away some of the best recordings he ever made, and some of the few studio sessions that really let him stretch out and do his thing! Players here are a firey lineup of young modernists that includes Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson, Charles McPherson, Booker Ervin, Paul Bley, Roy Eldridge, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Knepper, Jo Jones and Dannie Richmond – all working here with Mingus on really long tracks that burst out with raw emotion, intense energy, and some really searing solo work! 17 tracks spread out over 3CDs, with titles that include "Lock Em Up", "MDM", "Stormy Weather", "Folk Forms No 1", "Original Faubus Fables", "Bugs", "All The Things You Could Be If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother", "Mysterious Blues", "Melody From The Drums", "Vasserlean" and "Wrap Your troubles In Dreams" CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition pressing. Includes original book, box and all 3CDs in their cases – besides a small amount of edge wear on the box, everything is in good shape!)

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Sonny Rollins & Coleman HawkinsSonny Meets Hawk! ... CD
RCA, 1963. Used ... $3.99
A startling meeting of two generations of tenor sax – recorded during one of Sonny Rollins' best periods on record, but featuring some even more amazing work from Coleman Hawkins! The album's proof that in his later years, Hawkins was a modernist who could match wits with the best players of the 60s – and blowing here with Rollins, there's an equal amount of freshness and intensity shared by both players, old and young. The backing group is equally modern too – with Paul Bley on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – who together spur both Hawk and Sonny into solos that never fail to amaze! Tracks include "At McKies", "All The Things You Are", "Summertime", and "Yesterdays". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Collection ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
10 songs from Dexter Gordon, Bill Smith Quartet, Paul Bley Trio, Don Patterson, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Gene Ammons & Bobby Timmons. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Giuffre 3Thesis ... LP
Verve, 1961. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff from Jimmy Giuffre! This record captures him at a perfect turning point in his career – after his initial piano-less experiments on Atlantic, but before the totally free work that graced his later years. The group is his trio with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on bass – and the tracks are angular modernism carried to its most perfect realization. Titles include "Ictus", "Carla", "Sonic", "Whirrr", and "The Gamut". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny Rollins & Coleman HawkinsSonny Meets Hawk! ... CD
RCA (France), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A startling meeting of two generations of tenor sax – recorded during one of Sonny Rollins' best periods on record, but featuring some even more amazing work from Coleman Hawkins! The album's proof that in his later years, Hawkins was a modernist who could match wits with the best players of the 60s – and blowing here with Rollins, there's an equal amount of freshness and intensity shared by both players, old and young. The backing group is equally modern too – with Paul Bley on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – who together spur both Hawk and Sonny into solos that never fail to amaze! Tracks include "At McKies", "All The Things You Are", "Summertime", and "Yesterdays". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny Rollins & Coleman HawkinsTogether At Newport (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't mix this one up with the RCA album that featured Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins – because this is a different live performance from Newport, stellar work from Rollins – captured here at a key early 60s modernist moment – with a group that features Paul Bley on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums! The album features Coleman Hawkins joining Rollins on tenor on two tracks, and Sonny with the group alone on one more – and the tracks are all long, open, and very freewheeling – a bit like the Our Man In Jazz material, with Rollins blowing with lots of sharp edges – and Hawkins adding in some of his own as well – in a pairing that really had a whole new generation understanding the modernism that lay at the core of Coleman's tenor. This is the actual performance that led to the later RCA studio album Sonny Meets Hawk – and titles include "Remember", "All The Things You Are", and "The Way You Look Tonight". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusReincarnation Of A Love Bird (Candid) ... CD
Candid, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great counterpart to the two famous Charles Mingus albums for the Candid label – really a third "lost" Candid album, recorded at the time of those sets, but never issued until many years later! As with those great dates, the work here is filled with righteous anger, unbridled emotion, and some of the most passionate jazz work of the 20th Century – directed by Mingus with unfailing energy on the bass, and featuring solo work from players who include Charles McPherson, Lonnie Hillyer, Booker Ervin, Paul Bley, Eric Dolphy, and Jimmy Knepper. None of the tracks here appeared on the albums that were released by Candid – Presents Charles Mingus or Mingus – and they were all recorded on the November 11, 1960 date that yielded part of that second album. Titles include "Bugs", "Reincarnation of a Lovebird", "R&R", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams", and a soulful take on "Body and Soul". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousECM Special ... LP
ECM (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great Japanese collection of gems on EMI – with titles that include "Georgian Bay" by the trio of Paul Motian on drums, Charlie Haden on bass, and Sam Brown on guitar; "Strings" by Chick Corea; "Seven" by Paul Bley, "Brujo" by Ralph Towner on guitar with Glenn Moore on bass and Collin Walcott on tablas; "Bruremars" by Jan Garbarek on tenor with Arild Andersen on bass and Edward Vesala on drums; "Counterphonymic" by Keith Jarrett; and "Captain Marvel" by Return To Forever. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)
 
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Hank MobleyRoll Call ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Very Good+ ... $469.99
A killer set of hardbop from the legendary Hank Mobley – recorded during the initial Mobley run at Blue Note, and a keen document of his amazing power on the tenor sax! The album's got a tightness that's almost impossible to believe – a summation of all the best bop trends of the 50s, rolled into a freewheeling and soulful expression, guided by Mobley's always-sharp ear for a groove. The group's great too – and Art Blakey is on drums, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and a young young Freddie Hubbard plays trumpet. All tracks are nice and long, with a firey hardbop sound, deeply held in place by Mobley's soulful tone on the tenor! Titles include "My Groove Your Move", "Baptist Beat", and "The Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(63rd street stereo pressing, with RVG stamp. Vinyl and cover are nice!)

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Hank MobleySoul Station (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... $2.99
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

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✨✧ John Coltrane & Hank MobleyTenor Conclave ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tenors can't get any more conclaved than this – as the record brings together 4 players on the instrument in a great match from 2 of the best sides of 50s jazz! John Coltrane and Hank Mobley represent the more open, soulful side of the spectrum – and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims the tighter, more smartly arranged aspect. Together, the quartet of horns work in an open-ended blowing mode with rhythm by Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor – in a way that almost makes the set a "Coltrane plus" album for Prestige – one that has the structure of some of the best Trane/Garland sides for the label, but which blows in some other horns with different voicings. If you ever needed a record to demonstrate the subtler shadings of genius within 50s modern jazz, yet still convince you that it could also be relaxed and spontaneous, this record may well be the one. Titles include 2 standards – "Just You, Just Me" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" – plus 2 Mobley originals – "Tenor Conclave" and "Bob's Boys". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHank Mobley With Donald Byrd & Lee Morgan (Blue Note 1540) ... 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.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyRoll Call (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of hardbop from the legendary Hank Mobley – recorded during the initial Mobley run at Blue Note, and a keen document of his amazing power on the tenor sax! The album's got a tightness that's almost impossible to believe – a summation of all the best bop trends of the 50s, rolled into a freewheeling and soulful expression, guided by Mobley's always-sharp ear for a groove. The group's great too – and Art Blakey is on drums, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and a young young Freddie Hubbard plays trumpet. All tracks are nice and long, with a firey hardbop sound, deeply held in place by Mobley's soulful tone on the tenor! Titles include "My Groove Your Move", "Baptist Beat", and "The Breakdown". CD features one more bonus track! CD
Also available Roll Call ... LP 469.99

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✨✧ Hank MobleyRoll Call (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of hardbop from the legendary Hank Mobley – recorded during the initial Mobley run at Blue Note, and a keen document of his amazing power on the tenor sax! The album's got a tightness that's almost impossible to believe – a summation of all the best bop trends of the 50s, rolled into a freewheeling and soulful expression, guided by Mobley's always-sharp ear for a groove. The group's great too – and Art Blakey is on drums, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and a young young Freddie Hubbard plays trumpet. All tracks are nice and long, with a firey hardbop sound, deeply held in place by Mobley's soulful tone on the tenor! Titles include "My Groove Your Move", "Baptist Beat", and "The Breakdown". CD features one more bonus track! CD
Also available Roll Call ... LP 469.99

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JJ JohnsonEminent Jay Jay Johnson Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1953. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Second volume of the two LP set that compiled JJ's bop trombone sides for Blue Note. Great stuff, and arguably among some of his best work. The arrangements are tight, and JJ's in the company of great rhythm players like Kenny Clarke, Horace Silver, and Paul Chambers, who make the sessions really swing. Soloists include Clifford Brown and Hank Mobley, and titles include "Daylie Double", "Groovin", "Viscosity", and "Turnpike". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing on Pathe Marconi.)

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Lee MorganCharisma ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... About December 6, 2017 (delayed)
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

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellIntroducing Kenny Burrell ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The entirety of Kenny's first 3 sessions for Blue Note together on one 2 disc set. Arguably some of Kenny Burrell's best work! Unlike some of Kenny's other sessions, which hide his guitar in arrangements that are a bit too complicated – this one's a nicely stripped-down album that sets his hollow electric in a group with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Candido on conga. The tracks are nicely laidback, and Kenny hits some nice deep grooves on cuts like "Fugue N Blues", "Takeela", and "Delilah". Plus, the album also includes a totally cool percussion-only track – "Rhythmorama", which is a duet between Kenny Clarke and Candido! This CD adds the entire session to include the album issued as Kenny Burrell Volume 2 which featured Frank Foster's tenor on numbers like "Moten Swin", "Cheeta" and Phinupi. K.B. Blues, an early 10" side that included the title track (with an alternate take also included here), "Nica's Dream" and "Out For Blood" with tenor man Hank Mobley, is also included. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonEminent Jay Jay Johnson Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
Second volume of the two LP set that compiled JJ's bop trombone sides for Blue Note. Great stuff, and arguably among some of his best work. The arrangements are tight, and JJ's in the company of great rhythm players like Kenny Clarke, Horace Silver, and Paul Chambers, who make the sessions really swing. Soloists include Clifford Brown and Hank Mobley, and titles include "Daylie Double", "Groovin", "Viscosity", "Coffee Pot", "It's You Or No One", and "Jay". 15 tracks in all. CD
Also available Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Vol 2 ... LP 19.99

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Hank MobleyAnother Workout ... LP
Blue Note, 1961/1985. Very Good ... $12.99
A rare second chapter to Mobley's famous Workout album – recorded in the early 60s, but not issued until the mid 80s – and even then, only momentarily on vinyl! The session's a great one – a quartet outing with a structure that's similar to Hank's classic Soul Station record, but which is a bit more fluid and free-thinking overall! The long tracks give Mobley plenty of room to open up on his solos – really commanding the record with his deeply soulful tone and strong sense of timing. Other players include Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums (plus Grant Green on one track) – and titles include "Out Of Joe's Bag", "I Should Care", "Getting & Jettin", "Hank's Other Soul", and "Three Coins In A Fountain". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing, including obi.)

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Hank MobleyPoppin ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... About December 6, 2017 (delayed)
A rare gem from Hank Mobley's initial late 50s run at Blue Note – a session recorded by the label in 1957, but unissued at the time! The quality of the set is right up there with Hank's best from the period – presented here in full album format, and the mix of searing hardbop and gentle soul that we've always loved in Mobley's work – all so great that the album's easily a cut above most other jazz sides of the time, and at a level that has us (as always) scratching our heads as to why Blue Note never put this one out. Players include Art Farmer on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – and titles include "East Of Brooklyn", "Tune Up", "Poppin", "Darn That Dream", and "Getting Into Something". CD

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✨✧ Hank MobleyStraight No Filter ... LP
Blue Note, 1965/1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Titles include "Chain Reaction", "Third Time Around", "Hank's Waltz", and "The Feelin's Good". Only briefly on LP – and only in this pressing! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hank MobleyPeckin' Time ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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", "Stretchin Out", and "High & Flighty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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Miles DavisIn Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisLive Miles – More Music From The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Extra material from the 1961 date at Carnegie Hall, an astounding live set that featured Miles in a transitional quintet with Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, and also with the Gil Evans Orchestra. The performance is rendered with a subtle grace, an excellent portrait of Miles at a pivotal point in his career, moving on from his early command of bop and explorations of the cool, but not yet exploding his sound altogether with the modal approach that he would soon adopt. Side one features "Concierto De Anranjuez", and side two features "Teo", 'Walkin" and "I Thought About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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! 2CD set features the full concert in one package – including material issued on the More From Carnegie Hall record – 11 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis In Person Friday & Saturday Nights At The Blackhawk – Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Originally a 2LP set, but now a 4CD package – with 14 previously unissued tracks! 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 "Neo", "So What", "Fran Dance", and "Well You Needn't". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisSomeday My Prince Will Come ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(70s pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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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 ... Temporarily 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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