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✨✧ Ralph MooreRound Trip ... CD
Reservoir, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from tenor player Ralph Moore – an under-discovered classic from the 80s that we enjoy listening to as much as most of our favorite albums from the 60s! Moore's a wonderful player in direct lineage with Hank Mobley – and the tracks on this set are warmly grooving, very soulful numbers that sparkle with a fresh creativity you wouldn't expect from the date. Other players include the great Kenny Washington on drums (who's a big part of the reason for the success of this album), plus Benny Green on piano, Rufus Reid on guitar, and Brian Lynch on trumpet. Titles include "Dunes", "Round Trip", "Lotus Blossom", and "Monique". CD

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✨✧ Robert Hurst, Jeff Hamilton, Ralph Moore & E ReedWest Coast Jazz Summit ... CD
Hired Gun, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ralph MooreFurthermore ... CD
Landmark, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ralph Moore's a player we always like to keep our ear on, and this album's no exception – a cracklingly soulful batch of tunes played with a razor-sharp quintet, all tied together beautifully with Moore's tenor on top! The date's great proof that rock-solid sessions could still be cut well after the classic Blue Note or Prestige Records years – and Moore's sense of timing and guidance easily matches that of many other tenor titans from previous years. And even more than some tenorists, who really see themselves as the star of the show, Ralph's got a sense of warmth and comradeship that always seems to bring out the best in his players – who on this date include Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Benny Green on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and either Victor Lewis or Kenny Washington on drums. Titles include "Pheobe's Samba", "Girl Talk", "Line D", "Monk's Dream", "310 Blues", and "Hopscotch". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ralph MooreImages (plus bonus track) ... CD
Landmark, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
A key recording from one of our favorite tenor talents of the 80s – the amazing Ralph Moore, a player who really carries on a strong legacy from the 60s work of Hank Mobley! Like Mobley, Moore's got a very rich-voiced sound that's steeped in tradition, but which is also never afraid to take chances too – a way of handling the tenor that few of his contemporaries could match, which is probably why Ralph's presence really upped the ante on so many dates at the time as a sideman. He's even better as a leader, though, and this standout set for Landmark is a real gem – a record filled with freely creative energy throughout, and a never-ending sense of soul – as Moore's tenor is set up nicely in a core group with Benny Green on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – the latter of whom brings some of the same magic to this set that Billy Higgins did to Blue Note in the 60s. Terence Blanchard plays trumpet on 4 of the album's tracks – and titles include "Punjab", "Freeway", "Enigma", "Blues For John", "One Second Please", and "Episode From A Village Dance". Also includes the CD-only bonus track "Morning Star". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove & Ralph Moore ... CD
Telarc, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're normally not the biggest fans of Oscar Peterson, but on this set, he's working with tenorist Ralph Moore and trumpeter Roy Hargrove – and really gets past his usual trio sound! The album's got a strong and soulful frontline that really makes things happen – with Moore's tenor solos as impeccably placed as always, and Hargrove's trumpet strutting boldly at the top of the proceedings. Some of the strongest work on the set happens on Peterson's original compositions – and titles include "Rob Roy", "Blues For Stephane", "Cool Walk", "Ecstasy", "Truffles", and "She Has Gone". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)
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Dusko GoykovichBebop City ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1994. Used ... $14.99
An excellent album from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – and one that has a hell of a lot more to offer than the simple "bebop" promise of the title! Sure, there's something of a bop approach to a few of the tunes – but overall, the album's a myriad of colors, tones, and pulsating rhythms – handled in the best mode of Goykovich's classics from earlier years, by an impeccable group that includes Alvin Queen on drums, Kenny Barron on piano, and Ralph Moore on tenor sax! Titles include "Sunrise In St Petersburg", "In The Sign Of Libra", "Lament", "Brooklyn Blues", and "No Love Without Tears". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Roy HaynesTrue Or False (French pressing) ... CD
Free Lance (France), 1986. Used ... $4.99
Crackling tight work from Roy Haynes – recorded here in a live setting with his mid 80s group that featured the great Ralph Moore on tenor. Moore's angular lines dominate the set – a bit freer than on the albums cut under his own name, driven onward by the drumming of Haynes, into a mode that's got a gutsy Sonny Rollins sort of approach. Titles include "Fee Fi Fo Fum", "True Or False", "Bud Powell", "Played Twice", "Big Foot", and "The Everywhere Calypso". CD
(Out of print French pressing.)

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OregonMusic Of Another Present Era ... LP
Vanguard, 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A seminal blend of folk roots and jazz improvisation – with Ralph Towner on guitar, Collin Walcott on sitar, oboe and horn from Paul McCandless, and bass and flute from Glen Moore. Titles include "North Star", "Children Of God", "Naiads", "Shard", "Bell Spirit", and "The Swan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Marvin Smitty SmithRoad Less Traveled ... LP
Concord, 1989. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A real sleeper – and one of our favorite jazz albums of the time! The date and the label might put you off of this one, but honestly, Marvin's one of the hippest talents that ever recorded for Concord, and the record's got a stridently soulful quality that reminds us of our favorite underground 70s soul jazz sides. The group is great – filled with young lions like Ralph Moore, Steve Coleman, Wallace Roney, and James Williams – and the record crackles with an energy that's sometimes missing from records issued under their own names. Smith wrote nearly all the tracks, in a "to the point" kind of style that reminds us of late Art Blakey at his best – and titles include "Wish You Were Here With Me", "The Neighborhood", "Salsa Blue", "I'll Love You Always", and "The Road Less Traveled". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent bottom corners.)

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SuperblueSuperblue 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1990. Used ... $9.99
A great lineup – with Don Sickler on trumpet and arrangements, plus Wallace Roney on trumpet, Bobby Watson on alto, Ralph Moore on tenor, Rene Rosnes on piano, Bob Hurst on bass, Marvin Smitty Smith on drums, and Robin Eubanks on trombone! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverSpiritualizing The Senses ... LP
Silveto, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later work by Horace Silver – but wonderful material that really shows that he continued to grow as an artist long after the Blue Note years! The session's got a soaring, righteous quality that makes it almost come across like a more spiritual soul jazz outing – still with the tightness of Silver's approach to a tune, but done in a way that really lets the soloists open up beautifully. Bobby Shew lays down some wonderful trumpet for the record – and the group's made even better by twin tenors from Eddie Harris and a young Ralph Moore, whose tone is always a treat to our ears. Titles include "Seeing With Perception", "Smelling Our Attitude", "Moving Forward With Confidence", and "Hearing & Understanding" – and oddly, although the tunes on the record are all instrumentals, Horace includes lyrics for each on the back cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Larry CoryellRestful Mind ... LP
Vanguard, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Larry on acoustic and electric guitar, Ralph Towner on additional guitar, Collin Walcott on tablas, and Glen Moore on bass! Includes "Song For Jim Webb", "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Ann Arbor", and some improvisations on music by Robert De Visee. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Allan HarrisGenius Of Eddie Jefferson ... CD
Resilience, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
They already had us at "Eddie Jefferson" – because the late jazz vocalist is one of our favorite singers of all time – but the set's even better than we might have expected, and has us digging into Allan Harris even more than before! The tunes here are all songs that Eddie transformed with his amazing approach to jazz lyrics – the style that started in the early bebop years, when Jefferson created the vocalese format of setting fresh words to famous instrumental solos – then moved into 60s soul jazz territory, where Eddie's sound found a whole new audience in the mod scene overseas, and the Prestige Records audience in the US! Many of these tunes are from that second chapter of Jefferson's career, mixed with a few earlier gems – and delivered with superb small group backing by a combo that features Eric Reed on piano, Willie Jones on drums, George DeLancey on bass, Ralph Moore on tenor, and the great Richie Cole on alto – who recorded often with Eddie Jefferson during the last few years of his too-short life. The set might well elevate Allan Harris to Gregory Porter territory – and titles include "So What", "Lester's Trip To The Moon", "Body & Soul", "Dexter Digs In", "Sister Sadie", "Memphis", "Filthy McNasty", "Jeannine", "Billie's Bounce", and "Waltz For A Rainy Bebop Evening". CD

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonCruisin The Bird ... LP
Landmark, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Bobby Hutcherson – easily one of his best of the 80s, and with some great touches that recall his best 70s work! The album title might fool you into thinking that Bobby's working in Charlier Parker territory here – but he's not, and is instead grooving in a mellow and soulful west coast mode – working with a totally great group that includes Ralph Moore on tenor and soprano sax, Buddy Montgomery on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. The whole album's a magical picture of tone, color, and light – but the especially standout track is "Sierra" – a totally killer number that has these arch angles and edges that rival the best sounds heard on Hutcherson's Montara album! Other titles include "On The Delta", "Crusisin The Bird", "Imminent Treasures", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)

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✨✧ Willie Jones IIIMy Point Is ... CD
WJ3, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Over the years, the name of Willie Jones III has really become one that makes us want to stop and check out a record – and this time around, not only does the set feature Jones' name on the front – but the quintet also includes great performances from Ralph Moore on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Eric Reed on piano, and Buster Williams on bass! With a lineup like that, Reed just can't miss – and the record takes us back to the kind of instant classics we were hearing from Henderson, Moore, and Reed twenty years back – but given that sort of special vision that makes Willie both a great drummer and leader, one who's evolving into a one-man powerhouse of jazz – given that he also produces and releases his records himself. And yet there's nothing smalltime about this set – especially with Henderson and Moore in the lead, the latter of whom is always a treat to our ears. Titles include "Manhattan Melodies", "My Point Is", "The Wind Of An Immortal Soul", "The Maze", "Blues For Dat Taz", and "Early Morning". CD

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