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✨✧ Karlheinz Stockhausen/Andrew Powell/Roger Smalley/Michael's Farewell – Plasmogeny II/Echo III/Transitor Radio Of St Narcissus/Michaels Abschied – John Wallace/Andrew Powell ... CD
Deux Elles (UK), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Tony Aless with Seldon PowellTony Aless & His Long Island Suite ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1955. Used ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Tony Aless – an unsung hero of the big band years, especially in the Woody Herman group – and a great arranger too! This set's an all-original outing – a suite of tracks dedicated to Long Island, and played by a very hip group that has tenorist Seldon Powell in the lead – serving up work that's every bit as great here as on his own albums for Roost from the time! The record's got a slightly largish group – a tentet that's stuffed with great players – including Billy Bauer on guitar, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, and Nick Travis on trumpet – all modernists who really bring in the sound you'd expect. Titles include "Fire Island", "Valley Stream", "Levittown", and "Massapequa". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – includes obi.)

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Conte Candoli, Jimmy Cleveland, Seldon Powell, GenRhythm Plus One (Rhythm + 1) ... LP
Epic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A lost gem on Epic from the 50s! The core rhythm section features Hank Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hilton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – with solos by Conte Candoli on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Seldon Powell on tenor, and Gene Quill on alto! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Fresh Sounds pressing.)

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Bud PowellBlues In The Closet (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. Used ... $11.99
The title gets it right – as the album's definitely one of the most bluesy ever cut by Bud Powell for Verve – a sweet little set with a sound that's slightly gentler than usual, but still filled with plenty of dark corners and modern tones! The trio here features Ray Brown on bass and Osie Johnson on drums – both more understated players who really let the sound of Powell's piano dominate the record – so much so that it almost seems as if the keys of Bud's instrument were recorded at a much higher level in the mix. Powell uses this presence to display a great array of stark notes and sharp feelings – moments that ring out beautifully even in some of the mellower, more familiar tunes on the set. Titles include "I Should Care", "Be Bop", "Fifty Second Street Theme", "I Didn't Know That You Know", "Elogie", "When I Fall In Love", and "Blues In The Closet". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Bud PowellParis Sessions ... CD
Pablo, 1963. Used ... $4.99
A series of different recordings from Bud's years in Paris – recorded in the years 1957 to 1964, with a variety of American and French players! The material isn't some of Bud's strongest overall, but it does shed a new light on his years in Paris – and features him in the company of players that include Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Barney Wilen, Zoot Sims, Pierre Michelot, and Johnny Griffin. Tracks include "Rue De Clichy", "Tune For Duke", "Perdido", "For My Friends", "Bud On Bach", "Crossing The Channel", and "Be Bop". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond SmithOpen House – Open House/Little Taste ... CD
Milestone, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 heavy duty soul jazz sets by Johnny Hammond Smith – some of his best early work! "Open House" is a strong early one from Johnny Hammond – one that features him working in a groovy group that includes Thad Jones on trumpet, Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, and Eddie McFadden on guitar. The addition of horns gives the set a bit more punch than some of Johnny's other sides from the time – and Ray Barretto's conga dances along nicely on most tracks. "Little Taste" is one of the best of Johnny Hammond's early albums, and a tight little combo session with Virgil Jones on trumpet and a young Houston Person on tenor. There's no bass player on the session, but Smith provides a good bottom on the bass pedals, and a perfect platform for Jones and Person to take nice tasty solos. The album includes the classic "Cleopatra & The African Knight" – plus the cuts "Brake Through", "Twixt The Sheets", "A Little Taste", and "Eloise". CD
(Out of print.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiMany Sides Of Toshiko ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
Don't let the title fool you, because although the cover of the record says "Many Sides Of Toshiko", the album only features one – her great approach to bop-inflected trio material – recorded here in a classic Verve session with a distinct Bud Powell influence! Not that we're complaining, though – because Toshiko's at her youthful best here, working with Eugene Cherico on bass and John Hanna on drums – in a set that's even got a few original numbers! The best of these is the 3-part suite "Tosh's Fantasy" – a trio adaptation of one of Akioshi's larger jazz orchestra works. Other titles include "Imagination", "Minor Mood", "Studio J", and "Bags Groove". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)Soul Drums (expanded edition with bonus material) ... CD
Date/Greenstreets, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive work from one of the funkiest drummers of all time – the legendary Bernard Pretty Purdie, stepping out here in a batch of instrumentals that may well be his greatest album ever! Bernard's drums are right up front in the mix – leading off all tunes with a full, funky, echoey sort of approach that's unlike anything else we can think of – and certainly different from any other late 60s albums of this type! The production is totally great – and has a way of pulling out some of the weirdest aspects of the music – which itself features guitar from Billy Butler and Eric Gale, bass from Bob Bushnell, tenor and flute from Seldon Powell, and organ and piano from Richard Tee – who also handled all the arrangements on the set! The centerpiece is the hit single "Funky Donkey", but just about every track's a groover in its own way – and titles include "Soul Drums", "Bill's Groove", "Jimmy's Back", "Testifyin", "Modern Jive", "Blow Your Lid", "Bee N Tee", and "Soul Bossa Nova". This new edition includes 8 bonus tracks, with a couple rare 45 tracks and more that have never been released – all soulful & funk – well paired with the Soul Drums album! Bonus tracks are in stereo, and include "Alexander's Rag Time Band", "Genuine John", "Soul Clappin", "If You Never Cried", "Stop" and "Time Is Tight". Also comes with a nice booklet with new liner notes, and choice quotes from Purdie's peers and those he influenced, from Galt MacDermot to Large Professor. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a small drill hole.)

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Anthony Hopkins & Peter PowellJohnny The Priest ... LP
Decca/That's Entertainment (UK), 1960. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Features lead performances by Jeremy Brett, Stephanie Voss, Bunny May, Hope Jackman, and Phillada Sewell. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing – limited and numbered!)

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John CarterCastles Of Ghana ... LP
Gramavision, 1986. Very Good ... $24.99
We've always wondered why Carter's wonderful avant collaborations with Bobby Bradford were so under-documented for so long, as to our ears they were making clearly the leading lights of the LA new scene. Finally, by the 80s, more recordings seemed to be offered up to them, like this one. Carter was originally commissioned by the New York Shakespeare Festival's "New Jazz at the Public" series to do these pieces. Carter's inspiration for this record was the history of the use of castles on the coast of Ghana during the slave trade in the 16th century. Titles include "Castles Of Ghana", "Evening Prayer", "The Fallen Prince", "Capture", and "Theme Of Desperation". The players include Marty Ehrlich on bass clarinet, Andrew Cyrille on drums and percussion, Bobby Bradford on cornet and Benny Powell on trombone among others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Philly Joe Jones with Johnny GriffinDameronia – Look Stop & Listen ... CD
Uptown, 1983. Used ... $6.99
A killer second album from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia project – a group dedicated to playing the music of Tadd Dameron, but with a soaring swing that's very much Jones' own groove! The tunes are all classics by Tadd, presented with the kind of forward-thinking charts that Dameron first got noticed for during the bop years – played here by an excellent group of creative modernists, including Johnny Griffin on tenor, Frank Wess on alto and flute, Charles Davis on tenor and flute, Benny Powell on trombone, Walter Davis on piano, Cecil Payne on baritone, and the excellent Virgil Jones on trumpet. All players are seasoned veterans by the time of this date, but come together with all the crisp freshness of their early years on the scene – a great testament to Jones' sharp leadership of the ensemble, as you'll hear on tunes that include "Our Delight", "Focus", "Choose Now", "If You Could See Me Now", "Loop Stop & Listen", and "Theme Of No Repeat". Also features two bonus alternate takes. CD

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Charlie ParkerComplete Savoy Studio Sessions (5LP set) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- 5LP Box Set ... $34.99
You'll be hard pressed to find a better collection of Charlie Parker's classic work on vinyl! Bird's great recordings for Savoy have often been poorly packaged over the years, but here you get the whole batch of seminal bop sides by the pioneering artist of the genre! Bird's the leader on most of these sides, but there's a nice set of recordings under Tiny Grimes and a very young Miles Davis too, with a host of players from the dawn of the bebop age, including Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Sadik Hakim, John Lewis, Duke Jordan, Curly Russell, Tommy Potter and Max Roach. An as you'd expect from this kind of set, you get loads of multiple takes so you can hear these pioneering players creating the style that would change the face of jazz forever. Put together in 1978, this set features 66 tracks in all, spread out over 5 LPs, with a nicely annotated book, and includes "I'll Always Love You Just The Same","Romance Without Finance", "Billie's Bounce", "Now's The Time", "Thriving On A Riff", "Koko", "Donna Lee", "Chasin The Bird", "Buzzy", "Milestones", "Half Nelson", "Another Hair Do", "Bird Gets The Worm", "Barbados", "Ah-Leu-Cha", "Constellation", "Parker's Mood", "Perhaps","Marmaduke", "Steeplechase" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has light wear and split corners.)

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Johnny Hammond SmithOpen House ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A strong early one from Johnny Hammond – one that features him working in a groovy group that includes Thad Jones on trumpet, Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, and Eddie McFadden on guitar. The addition of horns gives the set a bit more punch than some of Johnny's other sides from the time – and Ray Barretto's conga dances along nicely on most tracks. Titles include "Cleopatra", "Cyra", "Open House", and "Blues For DeDe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Orpheum Productions pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousBay Area Blues Blasters Vol 1 ... CD
El Cerrito, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
26 songs from Johnny Heartsman, Tiny Powell, Tommy Harris, John Heartsman, Jesse James, Ray Agee, Rudy Lambert, Joe Simon, Lacy Stewart. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Lewis/Dick Katz/Rene Urtreger/Derek SmithJohn Lewis Piano/Jazz Piano International ... CD
Collectables/Atlantic, 1958/1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 lost piano jazz classics from Atlantic! The John Lewis Piano album features Lewis in small group settings, with a sound that's even more intimate than that of the MJQ. Some tracks feature Lewis' piano in duets with either Barry Galbraith or Jim Hall on guitar – and titles include "Two Lyric Pieces", "Warmeland", "Harlequin", and "D & E". The second album features Lewis presenting three modern piano players that he feels are due for larger discovery. Dick Katz was perhaps the most well-known at the time, and went onto do some other sessions for Atlantic. Rene Urtreger was a fantastic French bop player with a strong Bud Powell influence, and he's finally getting some international credit today. Derek Smith was a British player who had a nice lyrical style. All three play in small trios, and tracks include "Monsieur De..", "Fontaineblow", "36 Days", "Jeff & Jamie", and "Chelsea Bridge". CD

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✨✧ John MartynBless The Weather (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An album that may well be John Martyn's crowning moment of genius – a time when he soared forward from his spare sound of a few short years ago – and found a way to bring in all these jazzy currents to his music, but all without ever going for a style that was ever over-arranged or commercially produced! Martyn's voice is amazing – completely captivating, and full of all these wonderful twists and turns – as are his guitar lines too – never in any sort of overdone way, but with a subtle power that really gives the album the sort of glow that's evoked by the cover image. The set features guest work from Richard Thomposon, Roger Powell, and Beverley Martyn – and titles include "Go Easy", "Bless The Weather", "Sugar Lump", "Walk To The Water", "Just Now", "Head & Heart", "Let The Good Things Come Down", "Back Down The River", and "Singin In The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Quincy Jones' best for Mercury Records in the 60s – a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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Les McCannPlays The Hits ... CD
Limelight (Japan), 1966. Used ... $19.99
Play the hits Les does – but in a very groovy way! He's got a nice little combo on the record that includes Plas Johnson and Seldon Powell on saxes, plus some Latin percussion by Johnny Pacheco and Ron Rich. The great Leroy Vinnegar rounds out the group on bass, providing the rich strong groove that he adds to Les' best recordings of the 60s. Includes an excellent 2-part version of "Sunny", an early version of "Compared To What", and the tracks "Summer Samba", "Sad Little Girl", "Les Skate", and "Pretty Flamingo". A great set of pop soul jazz from LA! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lucky MillinderLet It Roll Again ... LP
Jukebox Lil (Sweden), 1940s/Early 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Great work from Lucky Millinder – one of the few swing-era artists who made a strong transition to R&B, heard here on a huge batch of classic singles for the King label! At some level, there's a jazz-based sound here that stretches back to the Kansas City groove of the 30s – but at another, there's a leaner, tighter, more hard-swinging style overall – especially on the numbers that feature vocals, sung by Annisteen Allen, Wynonie Harris, Big John Greer, Melvin Moore, and many others. The instrumentalists are great too – and include Joe Wilder, Henry Glover, Sam Taylor, Seldon Powell,a nd others – all of whom really pack a lot of punch into the sound of Lucky's band! Titles include "How Big Can You Get Little Man", "My Little Baby", "Let It Roll Again", "Hey Huss", "Teardrops From My Eyes", "Fightin Doug MacArthur", and "Mr Trumpet Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter WanderleyKee-Ka-Roo ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. Used ... $14.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Walter Wanderley – a set that's much more complicated than his earlier trio records for Verve – and which really expands the sound with a host of added elements! Wanderley's core organ bossa groove is amplified wonderfully here with the addition of guitar, vibes, horns, and other elements – all of which help to change the rhythms and move the groove way past just simple stock bossa. Walter plays a bit of electric piano too – hinting at work on later albums – and other players include Jerome Richardson on flute, Bobby Rosengarden on vibes, John Pizzarelli on guitar, and even a bit of vocals from Marge Dodson. There's a wonderful variety of tunes on the set – including Joao Donato's "Amazonas", Baden Powell's "Canto De Ossanha", and Bob Crewe's "Music To Watch Girls By" – plus other gems like "Sensuous", "Sambao", "Arrinho Atoa", "Kee Ka Roo", and "The Bobo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie At Birdland (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set from Count Basie – recorded during the height of his years at Roulette! The back cover of the record proclaims that "Basie Is Back Home" – clearly a bit by Birdland to lay claim to being the Count's home address, which is a bit of a challenge to his KC roots! Whatever the back story, though, the set's a nice one – swinging hard in that completely tight 60s mode, with a great lineup that includes Frank Foster and Budd Johnson on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Bennie Powell on trombone, and Freddie Green on guitar – a really great group who definitely make the record a cooker! Tracks include "Good Time Blues", "Segue In C", "Little Pony", "Discommotion", and "Whirly Bird", which has a vocal by Jon Hendricks! CD features 8 more bonus tracks – recorded at the same time, and first issued on the Mosaic set Complete Roulette Live Recordings – titles that include "Easin It", "Corner Pocket", "Discommotion", "Whirly Bird (inst)", "I Needs To Be Bee'd With", and "A Little Tempo Please". CD
(Out of print.)

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