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Bill Coleman & Ben WebsterSwingin' In London ... LP
Black Lion, 1967. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great overseas date from trumpeter Bill Coleman, one that also features Ben Webster on tenor on most tracks, plus Jim Douglas on guitar and Fred Hunt on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label US pressing.)

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✨✧ Dexter Gordon/Ben WebsterTenor Titans ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1969/1972. Used ... $13.99
Never-issued work from these two tenor titans – all recorded in Copenhagen, where both musicians found a welcoming home in the later years of their lives! The album presents Gordon solo on two numbers first – one a long quartet track with pianist Thomas Clausen, then with the larger Danish Radio Jazz Group, directed by trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg. Then the set moves on to a track that has Webster workihg with Clausen – before the record then moves into especially nice work that features both tenorists together, either in a Clausen group, or working with pianist Kenny Drew! All tracks follow strongly in that mature, expressive mode the Storville label allowed both musicians – especially Gordon – and titles include "Sticky Wicket", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Perdido", "C-Jam Blues", and "Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Illinois Jacquet & Ben WebsterKid & The Brute ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $36.99
The title's a bit misleading – as a number of the tracks on here were recorded by Jacquet, and Webster only sat in on two longer jamming numbers – "I Wrote This For The Kid" and "The Kid & The Brute". Not that that's a problem – as those long numbers take up a good portion of the record, and are really driving numbers that have some conga in the rhythm section, which makes for a lively kick that really drives the tracks. The conga also surfaces in "Mambocito Mio", a Latin jammer that moves at the best cubop speed – and other tunes include "Saph", "September Song", and "Jacquet's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Ben WebsterGerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Mulligan always sounds great next to a tenor – especially in the Verve series that has him teamed up with players like Johnny Hodges, Paul Desmond, or Stan Getz. This release, cut with Ben Webster upfront, is one of the best of that series – and features the pair blowing easily and soulfully on some long tracks with rhythm by Jimmy Rowles, Leroy Vinnegar, and Mel Lewis. Titles include "Go Home", "The Cat Walk", "Sunday", "Who's Got Rhythm", and "Tell Me When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including insert.)

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Art Tatum & Ben WebsterArt Tatum/Ben Webster Quartet ... CD
Jazz Beat (Spain), 1953/1954. Used ... $11.99
A historic meeting between pianist Art Tatum and tenor sax giant Ben Webster! At some level, it's clear that Tatum's the star of the session – as most tracks start out with that introspective and often complicated approach to the keys that marks his trio and solo work – but Webster always slides in just in time to keep the record from being a standard Tatum outing – blowing with a crisp tone that's beautifully recorded here, and hardly concerned at all with the presence of Red Callender on bass and Bill Douglass on drums – who are much lower in the mix. Titles include "Night & Day", "Where Or When", "My Ideal", "Gone With The Wind", and "All The Things You Are". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Tatum & Ben WebsterLegendary Art Tatum/Ben Webster Album (aka Tatum Group Masterpieces) ... CD
Pablo/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1953/1956. Used ... $7.99
A historic meeting between pianist Art Tatum and tenor sax giant Ben Webster – recorded in 1956, but only first issued by Pablo Records in the 70s! At some level, it's clear that Tatum's the star of the sessions – as most tracks start out with that introspective and often complicated approach to the keys that marks his trio and solo work – but Webster always slides in just in time to keep the record from being a standard Tatum outing – blowing with a crisp tone that's beautifully recorded here, and hardly concerned at all with the presence of Red Callender on bass and Bill Douglass on drums – who are much lower in the mix. Titles include "Night & Day", "Where Or When", "My Ideal", "Gone With The Wind", and "All The Things You Are". CD features 5 bonus tracks – all solo piano numbers by Tatum, recorded in LA in December of 1953. Titles include "Night & Day", "Where Or When", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Gone With The Wind", and "All The Things You Are". CD

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Ben WebsterBallads ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Ben Webster and ballads – what more could you want? This nice 2LP set brings together some fantastic Webster work from his mid 50s years at Verve – featuring larger arrangements by Ralph Burns and Billy Strayhorn, plus small group playing with Teddy Wilson. At face value, the set is nothing fancy – but Webster's tone is incredible, drenched in soul and emotion, especially on the tracks arranged by Burns. Titles include "Prelude To A Kiss", "All Too Soon", "Chelsea Bridge", "Love Is Here To Stay", "You're Mine You", "Love's Away", and "Sophisticated Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben WebsterBen Webster Plays Ballads ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
Late ballad work from the mighty Ben Webster – mostly recorded right at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – in the tenorist's final years, but at a time when he could still make great magic with his tone! The set brings together tracks recorded in a variety of settings – one in a small group with Teddy Wilson on piano, another in a quintet with Ole Kock Hansen on piano and Ole Molin on guitar, a few more with the great Kenny drew on piano – and two with great large groups for Danish Radio, including one with Sahib Shihab in the lineup. Titles include "Stardust", "Cry Me A River", "For Heaven's Sake", "Greensleeves", "Old Folks", "My Romance", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Ben Webster Plays Ballads ... LP 29.99

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Ben WebsterBen Webster Plays Ballads ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Late ballad work from the mighty Ben Webster – mostly recorded right at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – in the tenorist's final years, but at a time when he could still make great magic with his tone! The set brings together tracks recorded in a variety of settings – one in a small group with Teddy Wilson on piano, another in a quintet with Ole Kock Hansen on piano and Ole Molin on guitar, a few more with the great Kenny drew on piano – and two with great large groups for Danish Radio, including one with Sahib Shihab in the lineup. Titles include "Stardust", "Cry Me A River", "For Heaven's Sake", "Greensleeves", "Old Folks", "My Romance", and "Willow Weep For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)
Also available Ben Webster Plays Ballads (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Ben WebsterBen Webster Plays Ballads (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 25.99
Late ballad work from the mighty Ben Webster – mostly recorded right at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – in the tenorist's final years, but at a time when he could still make great magic with his tone! The set brings together tracks recorded in a variety of settings – one in a small group with Teddy Wilson on piano, another in a quintet with Ole Kock Hansen on piano and Ole Molin on guitar, a few more with the great Kenny drew on piano – and two with great large groups for Danish Radio, including one with Sahib Shihab in the lineup. Titles include "Stardust", "Cry Me A River", "For Heaven's Sake", "Greensleeves", "Old Folks", "My Romance", and "Willow Weep For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ben Webster Plays Ballads ... LP 29.99

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Ben WebsterGone With The Wind (24 bit remastering) ... CD
1201 Music, 1965. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print. Punch through slipcover barcode.)

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Ben WebsterHe Played It That Way ... LP
IAJRC, 1940s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben WebsterSee You At The Fair ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A great little album from Ben Webster – perhaps not his most sophisticated, jazz-wise, but done up in a cool cover that has him standing in front of the steel globe at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. The music on the disc has a similar optimistic approach – as Ben solos lightly over rhythms by either Hank Jones or Roger Kellaway on piano (and a bit of harpsichord), plus bass and drums backing by Richard Davis and Osie Johnson. The album's got a great rolling soul jazz number called "See You At The Fair", and a very odd crashing harpsichord number called "Lullaby Of Jazzland" – plus the tunes "Fall Of Love", "While We're Dancing", and "Our Love Is Here To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas ... LP
Saba (Germany), 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A rare meeting of these two American giants of the tenor sax – brought together at the end of the 60s in Europe, both recording late in their careers, but with a laidback and open approach that's really wonderful! The format here is quite loose – a bit like some of the late hours, swing-based sides on Prestige at the end of the 50s – with longish tracks that let both players state their solos in clean, well-recorded phrasings – with gentle support from a trio that includes Tete Montoliu on piano, Peter Trunk on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. There's a few faltering moments at times, but they also add a nice degree of humanity to the record – kind of a dimming genius that might not have been allowed on an American session by either player, but which speaks volumes here for the time and distance both players had travelled! Titles include "Caravan", "Sundae", "Blues For Dottie Mae", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s German MPS pressing, CRM 658.)

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Ben Webster & Harry EdisonBen & Sweets ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... $2.99
Ben & Sweets finds tenor Webster & trumpeter Edison in wonderful form – both veterans complementing the other brilliantly – with a crack group that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass and Clarence Johnson on drums. The overall groove is very melodic, but it's still got plenty of kick underneath! Titles include "Better Go", "How Long Has This Been Going On?", "Kitty", "My Romance" and "Did You Call Her Today" and George & Ira Gerswin's "Embraceable You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben Webster & Harry EdisonBen & Sweets (Jazz Odyssey pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $2.99
Ben & Sweets finds tenor Webster & trumpeter Edison in wonderful form – both veterans complementing the other brilliantly – with a crack group that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass and Clarence Johnson on drums. The overall groove is very melodic, but it's still got plenty of kick underneath! Titles include "Better Go", "How Long Has This Been Going On?", "Kitty", "My Romance" and "Did You Call Her Today" and George & Ira Gerswin's "Embraceable You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... LP
Verve, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set in the best Verve Records mode – as these two mature giants of the tenor sax get lots of room to open up and solo with a great rhythm section at the core! Both Hawkins and Webster have a fantastic sense of tone and timing – and the space of the record really lets you hear the charms of both in equal measure – with backing from Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely – and titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Vital Vinyl series!)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterKing Of The Tenors ... CD
Verve, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nobody deserves the title of King Of the Tenors more than Ben Webster – as his warm soulful style influenced countless players in his day, and stil sounds pretty darn great today! This early Verve LP features some excellent small combo work by Ben, playing as the main soloist in smaller groups that include players like Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, and Harry Edison – on swing-based tunes like "Bounce Blues", "Cottontail", "That's All", and "Jive At Six". CD
(Booklet and tray card have ink stamps, tray card has some pen.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterSoulville ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for Ben Webster on Verve Records – a nicely mature, nicely laidback session that really captures the energy promised in the title! The sidemen are all in an easygoing, soulful mode – Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Ben blows these beautifully deep, well-crafted lines on tenor over the top – always with that raspy tone that had already influenced a generation, but which hardly ever got a better showcase than this! Titles include "Time On My Hands", "Where Are You", "Soulville", "Late Date", and "Ill Wind". CD also features 3 previously unissued tracks – "Who", "Boogie Woogie", and "Roses Of Picardy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Ike QuebecAngry Tenors ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hey, these guys are mad! Not really, though, but the "angry" in the title refers to the fact that these are early recordings by the players – mostly done during the 78rpm years at Savoy, when all of them were getting their start in small group sessions. Webster plays with Oscar Pettiford and Johnny Guarnieri on a quartet session that includes "Blue Skies", "Kat's Fur", and "I Surrender Dear". Quebec is with Guarnieri in a quintet with a guitar, on the tracks "Jim Dawgs", "Scufflin", "IQ Blues", and "Girl Of My Dreams". And Illinois Jacquet rounds out the record in a sextet with Bill Doggett on piano and Freddie Green on guitar – on tracks that include "Savoy Blip", "Doggin With Doggett", and "Minor Romp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Ben Webster/Harry Edison/Johnny HodgesSoul Of Ben Webster/Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You/Blues A Plenty ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection – late nite mellow magic from three key soloists on Verve! The set brings together three full albums, plus unreleased bonus tracks too. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterFirst Concert In Denmark ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Danish scene provided tenor legend Ben Webster a great home in later years – around the same time that Copenhagen was an important spot for Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and other American players too! This set marks Ben's first performance on that scene – and is well-captured by Danish Radio, who recorded the whole thing in Copenhagen – with Webster backed by the same trio who also accompanied both Dex and Griff on other records – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. The tracks are maybe a bit shorter than some of Gordon's longform workouts from 60s Copenhagen – but still have Ben blowing with more space than he'd had in years in the studio – working that wonderfully raspy tone through versions of "Blues In B Flat", "In A Mellotone", "Cotton Tail", "Over The Rainbow", and "Pennies From Heaven" – as well as an interesting rehearsal at the start. CD

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✨✧ Ben WebsterWarm Moods – Ben Webster With Strings ... CD
Discovery, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the all-time great ones by Ben Webster! The album was recorded near the end of Webster's all-too-short time on this planet – at a point when he had really perfected a sorrowful tone on tenor, and a strangely sinister approach to ballads – one that gave even familiar tunes an unusual edge. The great Johnny Richards handled backings for the set – in a mode that uses light strings in the background, and which lets the solos step right out front – in a style that rivals the great work of Ralph Burns for Verve's classic "with strings" albums. But the real strength here is Webster's tone, which is fantastic – as you'll hear on titles like "Stella By Starlight", "Nancy", "It's Easy To Remember", and "Accent On Youth". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben Webster &Tete Montoliu TrioGentle Ben ... CD
Ensayo (Spain), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Late work by Ben Webster – recorded in Spain in 1972, with backing by the Tete Montoliu trio in a nice easy mode. A number of the tracks on the album run for over 8 minutes long – giving Webster a chance to pick out some frail but thoughtful solos, quite different from his stronger toned work of the 50s, but still quite nice. Titles include "Ben's Blues", "My Nephew Bent", "Did You Call", "Don't Blame Me", "Barcelona Shout", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "The Man I Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins/Rex Stewart/Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins, Rex Stewart, Ben Webster & The Fletcher Henderson All Stars 1957 ... LP
Jazz Anthology (France), 1957. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen Webster & Associates ... LP
Verve, 1959. Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Classic late Webster material, recorded in a laidback setting for Verve, with associates that include Coleman Hawkins, Budd Johnson, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, and Les Spann. Side one is a very long version of "In A Mellow Tone", with a blowing session solo approach – and side two features shorter tracks like "Budd Johnson", "Young Bean", and "De Dar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sterophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBig Ben Time ... CD
Philips (Germany), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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JacinthaHere's To Ben – A Vocal Tribute To Ben Webster (with bonus 45 RPM 12") ... LP
Groove Note, 1998. Near Mint- LP + 12" ... $43.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram audiophile pressing.)
 
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Eddie BarefieldIndestructible EB ... LP
Famous Door, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A smoker of a swing session from tenorist Eddie Barefield – one of the few records he ever cut as a leader! Barefield's tenor has a rich legacy that goes back to famous 30s work with Bennie Moten, Cab Calloway, and Fletcher Henderson – and had a longtime friendship with Ben Webster, with whom he often played. While it might be a stretch to say that Eddie's as great as Ben, he's definitely got the soul and feeling of that generation – and really opens up here in the kind of modern setting that lets his solos spin out even more than back in the day. The group's a nice mix of players, too – and includes Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Bunch on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Panama Francis on drums. Titles include "Spud", "For Grandma Webster", "Brown Baby", "Barefield's Lady", and "Soup Beans". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieString Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A sublime blending of modes – the sound of the excellent Count Basie band during their Roulette Records years, mixed with a bit of strings for a very moody sound! Don't worry about any too-commercial or pop modes going on here – as the arrangements are all super hip, and handled by talents like Quincy Jones and George Williams – who keep things in this dark-tinged style that's just perfect for the key talents in the Basie group, as the album features standout solos on almost every number – including a bit of tenor from guest Ben Webster! Titles include "Song Of The Islands", "Stringing The Blues", "The One I Love", "Blues Bittersweet", "She's Funny That Way", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar label pressing with deep groove. Back cover has a small stain.)

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Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – January 1943 ... CD
Prestige, 1943. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Recorded in January of 1943 – with Ellington on piano, Ray Nance on trumpet and violin, Rex Stewart and Harold Baker on trumpets, Juan Tizol and Lawrence Brown on trombones, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Ben Webster on tenor. CD

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $14.99
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzAnother World ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Incredible electric work from Stan Getz – one of his few sessions of this type from the 70s, and a doozy! The album follows heavily on the heels of Getz's brilliant Captain Marvel set – mixing together electric rhythms and some wonderfully open-minded blowing, in a sound that shows that Stan was still truly growing as an artist during this time. The double LP setting of the album makes for some great long tracks – really stretching out with Stan blowing in that strange and wonderful mix of Coltrane and Ben Webster he had going at the time, and featuring some nice keyboard work by Andy Laverne. Rhythm is by Billy Hart, Mike Richmond, and Efrain Toro – and titles include "Sabra", "Pretty City", "Another World", "Sum Sum", and "Blue Serge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Scott HamiltonScott Hamilton – Is A Good Wind Who Is Blowing Us No Ill ... LP
Concord, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of the first statements of greatness from tenorist Scott Hamilton – a young player who emerged in the late 70s, but one with a definite old school sound! Scott blows here with a wind that's plenty good – very deep-toned, and with a raspy, honest quality that almost takes us back to Ben Webster in the 50s – quite a surprise for the Concord Records sound. The record's got a very well-matched group, too – Nat Pierce on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, Bill Berry on trumpet, and Jake Hanna on drums – all of whom give Hamilton's tenor plenty of space to dominate the session. Titles include "Stuffy", "Indiana", "Blue Room", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Ill Wind", and "Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)

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Bill HarrisBill Harris & Friends ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Features work by Ben Webster on tenor! CD

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Billie HolidayBody & Soul ... LP
Verve, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Late work from the great Billie Holiday – the kind of mature set that made Verve Records such a perfect home for the singer in the 50s! Where other labels might have pushed too much to try to get Billie into more commercial, or more straightforward modes – Verve just relaxes into the kind of small combo sound that usually had the singer at her best – pairing Holiday with a great lineup that includes Harry Edison on trumpet, Ben Webster on tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar. The songs are short and focused – with Billie at the top of her form on familiar standards like "Comes Love", "Darn That Dream", "Body & Soul", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Embraceable You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Vital Vinyl series!)

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Richard Groove HolmesGroove! (7 inch Jukebox EP) ... 7-inch
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
An early cooker from Richard Groove Holmes – and one of the most important Hammond jazz sets to come out of the west coast at the time! At a point when most folks think the east has a lock on the instrument, Groove bursts forth here with a great hard-edged sound – proof that the LA scene didn't just go for cool jazz and the occasional hardbop date – and the start of a great run of records that would have Holmes sounding great all through the 60s! The lineup is nicely unusual, too – with guitar from Chicagoan George Freeman, then on the west coast – and a key part of Holmes' group for years – and trombone from the excellent Lawrence Tricky Lofton, a player who rarely recorded, but made some great sides with Carmell Jones. The group also features Les McCann on piano, a nice combo with the organ – plus Ben Webster on tenor and Ron Jefferson on drums. EP features two tracks – "Good Groove" and "Deep Purple". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes a mini LP image. Sleeve has a small center split in the top seam, looks great otherwise.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Vol 17 (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $28.99
Features work by The Oscar Peterson Trio, JATP Quintet, JATP Sextet, a Louie Bellson drum solo, and a ballad medley with work by Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy Gillespie – all packaged in a box with a David Stone Martin cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red trumpeter logo pressing with deep groove, without booket and inserts. Former library copy, with small stickers and a bit of pen on the labels. Box has edge wear, split corners, overall aging, and a small sticker.)

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Gene KrupaExciting Gene Krupa ... LP
Clef/Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Despite the fact that he was a showy bombastic drummer in his big band days, during the early 50s, Gene Krupa made some fantastic small group sessions – and this is one of them! The record features two different groups – one with the great Willie Smith on alto, the other with Ben Webster on tenor – and both of them are tightly swinging combos with a very mature sound. Smith is an especially nice treat here – as his incredible alto playing is woefully underdocumented, and only really shows up on a few small Verve sessions like this. Titles include "Jungle Drums", "Showcase", "Midget", and "Overtime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Vinyl has some light marks but plays well. Cover has discoloration from age, light wear, and pieces of clear tape across the top seam.)

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Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz (Jazz Images) ... LP
Columbia/Jazz Images, 1959. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
The classic meeting of the great French arranger/pianist with American jazz players like Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and others. The tracks are a beautiful strident blend of Legrand's best arranging styles, and they show his keen talent for letting the soloist step forth into the spotlight, while complicated orchestrations swirl all around him. The titles are mostly jazz standards, but they're done in a great way, with lots of punch, and lots of great work by all the players. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Nuages", "In A Mist", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing.)

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Oliver NelsonMore Blues & The Abstract Truth ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on alto, Ben Webster on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Roger Kellaway on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Grady Tate on drums. The album includes some superb original compositions by Nelson – just the kind of overlooked jazz numbers that make the set great – and as with most of his arrangements from the time, there's a perfect balance between group force and intimate solo space! Titles include "The Critic's Choice", "Blues & The Abstract Truth", "One For Bob", and 2 versions of Dave Brubeck's "Theme From Mr. Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)

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Charlie Parker & OthersCharlie Parker Sides – Norman Granz Jam Session (Vols 1 & 2) ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
An expanded version of the first album to carry the Jazz At The Philharmonic formula into the studio – and a record that virtually coined the term "jam session" for 50s jazz! Norman Granz repeats the style he'd done so well in a live setting – and brings together a host of all-star players in a very relaxed, open environment – one that gives them all plenty of space to open up and hit some nice long solos. Players include Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter in a three-alto frontline, plus Flip Phillips and Ben Webster on tenor, Barney Kessel on guitar, Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and JC Heard on drums. Side one features the original "Jam Blues", and side two features a "Ballad Medley", with each solo star taking one of the tunes in the set. Also features the material from vol 2 – "Funky Blues" and "What Is This Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Charlie Parker & OthersNorman Granz Jam Session (Vols 1 & 2) ... CD
Verve, 1952. Used ... $6.99
An expanded version of the first album to carry the Jazz At The Philharmonic formula into the studio – and a record that virtually coined the term "jam session" for 50s jazz! Norman Granz repeats the style he'd done so well in a live setting – and brings together a host of all-star players in a very relaxed, open environment – one that gives them all plenty of space to open up and hit some nice long solos. Players include Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter in a three-alto frontline, plus Flip Phillips and Ben Webster on tenor, Barney Kessel on guitar, Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and JC Heard on drums. Side one features the original "Jam Blues", and side two features a "Ballad Medley", with each solo star taking one of the tunes in the set. Also features the material from vol 2 – "Funky Blues" and "What Is This Thing Called Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonTribute To My Friends ... LP
Pablo, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Oscar Peterson pays tribute to a host of his famous jazz friends – performing tunes that were strongly associated with artists like Ben Webster, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and others – all while working here in an equally friendly quartet that features Joe Pass on guitar, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and Martin Drew on drums! Pass has a nice way of hitting the groove that echoes the earlier Herb Ellis sound with Peterson from years back – and the clearly recorded sound of the Pablo session definitely gets at the best tones of both players. Titles include "Stuffy", "Birk's Works", "Lover Man", "A Tisket A Tasket", "Now's The Time", and "Cottontail". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul Quinichette/Gene RolandKid From Denver – Tenor Sax Sessions From The Rare Dawn Series ... CD
Dawn/Biograph, 1956/1959. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant work from the "Vice Pres" – tenorist Paul Quinichette, stepping out here in one the best of of his all-too-few sessions as a leader! Paul's tone is amazing throughout – very much on a par with that of Ben Webster or Coleman Hawkins, and proof that his admission to the jazz "executive branch" in the 50s was well deserved. The tunes are shortish, but very swinging – and Quinichette's tenor work dominates in a group that also includes Nat Pierce, Henry Coker, Thad Jones, Freddie Green, and Joe Newman. There's a Basie-esque swing overall – but the final result is miles from Basie, and has a very different vibe overall. Titles include "Big Deal", "Happy Feeling", "Pardon The Blues Please", "Start Here", and "The Kid From Denver". CD features all the material from the album Kid From Denver – plus 4 more bonus tracks from other sessions Quinichette recorded with the Gene Roland sextet and septet – "Suitcase", "Minor Scene", "Colonel Hodge", and "The Creeper". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sedition EnsembleRegeneration Report ... LP
Context, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Funky, jazzy, and mighty righteous grooves from the Sedition Ensemble – a group who've got a great early 80s New York sense of criss-crossing styles! The messages are as political as you'd expect from the group's name – and they're delivered in a mix of sung and spoken passages by Crystal Joy, Robbie McCauley, and Valois Mickens – all names we don't know at all from other work, but who really give this set a strong sense of personality – and a good dose of soul, too! The vibe is somewhere in the spirit of some of Jayne Cortez' recordings, or maybe later work by Sarah Webster Fabio – but the music is an equal part of the record, too – given that the group features Melvin Gibbs on bass, and Bern Nix on guitar – plus trumpet from Ben Bierman, alto from Richard Fairfax, and tenor from Ed Montgomery. Titles include "Regeneration Report", "Digression On Triangles", "Inside/Outside", "Tax", "Prison Poem", and "Random Collisions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Sol Re Sol.)

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Willie SmithAlto Sax Artistry (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good ... $23.99
Incredible work from one of our favorite talents ever on the alto sax – a player who was almost to that instrument what Ben Webster was to the tenor! The collection features a number of laidback small group numbers that really show a strong focus on Willie Smith's amazing sound – personal, raspy, and played with plenty of soul throughout! Titles include "Willie Weep For Me", "Moten Swing", "Minor Blues", "Airiness A La Nat", and "September In The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a bit of tape on the edges.)

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Clark TerryHappy Horns Of Clark Terry ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A really great little album – one that really gets at the bright, joyous feel that Clark Terry brings to his music! Despite the "happy" in the title – which might make you think this one would be a bit silly – the album's a pretty great record! Terry plays both trumpet and flugelhorn (hence the "horns" in the title) – and he's working with a spare, tight, and surprisingly creative group that includes drummer Walter Perkins, bassist Milt Hinton, pianist Roger Kellaway, and the sax team of Phil Woods and Ben Webster. Tunes are light and playful, but never sloppy – instead quite inventive, and done in a way that's halfway between Terry's own late 50s work as a leader (as on Argo), and some of his work on sessions like Ed Thigpen's magnificent Out Of The Storm. Titles include "Jazz Conversations", "High Towers", "In A Mist", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Return To Swahili", and "Impulsive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has light wear, small cutout hole, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Various40th Anniversary VSOP Album – All Material Previously Unissued (4LP set) ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Very Good+ 4LPs ... $33.99
A killer collection of previously-unissued jazz from Mercury Records – with material by Roland Kirk, Ben Webster, Dinah Washington, Bob James, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Cannonball Adderley, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Box has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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VariousNorman Granz – The Founder (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 49.99
A mighty tribute to the great Norman Granz – not a jazz musician himself, but a man who forever changed the way that jazz was presented on record! Granz began as a soundman at MGM, but also created the famous Jazz At The Philharmonic series of recordings in the 40s – which soon grew to other recorded projects, as well as his early work on Clef and Norgran labels, before famously launching Verve Records too! This package brings together 44 key moments from the early years of Verve and related labels, including some unusual tracks too – titles that include "Picasso" by Coleman Hawkins, "I Blowed & Gone" by Dexter Gordon, "The Bloos" by George Handy, "Sono" by Harry Carney, "Vignette At Verney's" by Ralph Burns, "The New Basie Blues" by Count Basie, "Lullaby Of The Leaves" by Anita O'Day, "Slow Dance" by Fred Astaire, "Easy Living" by Buddy DeFranco, "Time After Time" by Lawrence Brown, "I Know That You Know" by Stuff Smith, "Budd Johnson" by Ben Webster, "Evil Eyes" by Terry Gibbs, "Chelsea Bridge" by Ben Webster & Gerry Mulligan, "Pig Ears & Rice" by Lionel Hampton, "I Thought About You" by Billie Holiday, "Yellow Rose Of Brooklyn" by Harry Edison & Buddy Rich, "Can't We Be Friends" by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, and lots lots more. CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird – The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (10 CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 10 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jazz treasure chest – an extraordinary bounty of Bird on Verve! You get absolutely everything here, master takes, alternate takes, loads of previously unissued material, rehearsals, incomplete takes, you get it all! Sidemen include Benny Carter, Kenny Clarke, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Gil Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, John Lewis, Machito, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Ben Webster and Lester Young. There's 177 (!!) tracks in all, so we can't list all the titles here, but some of them include "Blues For Norman", "The Bird", "Repetition", "No Noise", "Okiedoke", "The Opener", "Lester Leaps In", "Flyin' Home", "Perdido", "Everything Happens To Me", "April In Paris", "Summertime", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Bloomdido", "Mohawk", "My Melancholy Baby", "Leapfrog", "East Of The Sun", "I'll Remember April", "Au Privave", "KC Blues", "Swedish Schnapps", "Estrellita", "Funky Blues", "Jam Blues", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print. Box has very light wear in one corner, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Clark TerryMore (Theme From Mondo Cane) ... LP
Cameo, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real swinger from Clark Terry – the kind of a record you might be tempted to pass up – but don't! The set's got the same soul jazz fire as some of the work that Clark played on for Epic in the early 60s – no surprise, as the group features Epic label partner Dave Bailey on drums, working with bassist Bill Crow to set up a very soulful bottom for the tunes – short, hard, and in the pocket – with just enough space for Terry and Ben Webster to lay down some well-placed and economic solos. The group's completed by Roger Kellaway on piano and Gene Bertencini on guitar – for a nice lighter touch in the mid-swinging rhythms – and tunes include "More", "Gravy Waltz", "Sid's Mark", "The Good Life", "Meditation", "The Lights Across The Water", and "Anthony & Cleopatra Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Don ByasDon Byas In Paris ... LP
Prestige, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
It's no secret that Don Byas made some of his best recordings in Europe, not America – and this tasty little set is great support of that fact! The set features numbers that Byas cut in Paris at the end of the 40s – working with a mixture of American and Parisian players that includes Billy Taylor, Bernard Peiffer, Bill Coleman, Peanuts Holland, Tyree Glenn, and Hubert Rostaing. Tracks are short, and Byas' sound on the tenor is sublime – right up there with the best Ben Webster work of the time! Titles include "The Mohawk Special", "Body & Soul", "Ain't Misbehavin", "Rosetta", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", and "Working Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterJazz Giant ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". CD

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✨✧ Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ralph J Gleason might just be one of the coolest cats to ever write about music – a key part of the San Francisco scene during the postwar years – where his talents helped illuminate both the worlds of art and music during the beat generation – then really helped shine a spotlight on all the cultural changes in the city during the 60s – which even led to Gleason's role in the founding of Rolling Stone magazine! Gleason always had a great eye (and ear) for things that were new and special, but never in a way that was slavish to the moment – or to its creator – and the book features an initial section on his writings on jazz and blues – with essays on John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, BB King, John Handy, Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Cal Tjader, Ben Webster, the San Francisco Jazz scene, and other diverse topics. The second section features Gleason on folk and rock – with bits on Jefferson Airplane, Hank Williams, Lenny Bruce, Odetta, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and others – and the final section features articles on politics and culture – covering topics that include Richard Nixon, radio payola, Law & Order, flower children, and other slices of society, seen from the Gleason viewpoint. Book is hardcover, and 309 pages. Book

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✨✧ Jim MarshallJazz Festival – Jim Marshall's Defining Photographs Of The 1960s Jazz Scene (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning selection of rare jazz photographs, most of which have never been seen before – all shot at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals during the 1960s, with a span across the decade that really shows a shift in sound and style! The book has way more than just shots of big name players on stage – although there are plenty of those, too – as it also includes great images of the crowd, the towns in which the festivals were held, and lots of other amazing bits that really sets the scene for the main photographs. Artists captured include Charles Mingus, Mary Lou Williams, Ben Webster, Muddy Waters, Charles McPherson, Jackie McLean, Wes Montgomery, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Dave Pike, Don Cherry, Gerry Mulligan, Scott LaFaro, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and dozens of others – and the book is very heavy and oversized – 336 pages, hardcover, in vivid black and white. Book

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✨✧ Jo StaffordJo + Jazz ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
They certainly got the title right on this one – as Jo's singing a great batch of jazz-based tracks – and getting help from an array of small group players that include Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges, Conte Candoli, and Ray Nance! Arrangements are by Johnny Mandel, in a warmly chromatic mode that really helps take Jo's vocals away from the pop end of the spectrum – and into a lush and almost torchy mode that's a real surprise. Mandel does an especially nice job of working the horns into the mix – allowing for some slight but well-placed solo and introduction bits that really help shape the overall sound of the album. Titles include "For You", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Midnight Sun", "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", "I Didn't Know About You", "Imagination", "Dream Of You", "Day Dream", and "I've Got The World On A String". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Paul JacksonBlack Octopus ... LP
East World, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Rare Japanese-only session by the monster bassist of The Headhunters – a killer set that masterfully toes the line between heavy jazz funk and a looser soul jazz vibe! Paul Jackson leads a group that includes fellow Headhunter Bennie Maupin, and other jazz funk legends like Herbie Hancock, Alphonse Mouzon, Webster Lewis, and Ray Obiedo. Includes some nice vocals by Jackson, too, sweetly backed by Japanese singers Yuka Kamebuchi and Mari Kaneko. Excellent funky tunes in the best 70s Herbie Hancock tradition, especially the great "Funk Times Three", which starts with a nice break, and the cuts "Tiptoe Thru The Ghetto" and "Burning In The Heat (Of Your Love)" and the 2 part "Black Octopus". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kimiko Kasai with Herbie HancockButterfly ... LP
Columbia/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 36.99
A legendary pairing of talents – as Japanese jazz singer Kimiko Kasai works alongside Herbie Hancock – in a setting that's very much on the soul side of the spectrum! Both Herbie and Kimiko started out with a straighter jazz sound in their early years – but by the end of the 70s, they'd both picked up plenty of influences from R&B – although Kasai's work was largely unknown to American audiences. This set is one of those rare Japanese-only sessions by Herbie at the time – a few of which have gotten released overseas as the decades have gone on – and Hancock is in his best keyboard groove, and also gets additional help on the keys from Webster Lewis – who no doubt brings a strong soul current to the music too. Other musicians include Bennie Maupin on soprano and tenor sax, Paul Jackson on bass, Ray Obeido on guitar, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – in a groove that's like a tighter take on the sound of The Headhunters. Kimiko sings in English – and titles include some great versions of Herbie Hancock tunes – including "Maiden Voyage", "Sunlight", "Butterfly", "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", and "Harvest Time" – plus a great take on Stevie Wonder's "As", the cut "Head In The Clouds", and the funk-steeped opener "I Thought It Was You". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play as well – and together, the tracks present an amazing portrait of a generation moving past the initial Civil Rights struggle – building a new culture through righteous expressions like these! Nearly every track is a classic – and all the artists are ones we've supported for years on their own reissues – and together, the tracks sound wonderful, especially when given the full sort of Soul Jazz presentation with great notes and other details. Titles include "Exchange (part 2)" by Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, "Space Jungle Funk" by Oneness Of Juju, "Damballa" by The Pharoahs, "Whitey On The Moon" by Gil Scott Heron, "Brown Rice" by Don Cherry, "Work It Out" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Beneficent" by Tribe, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "Theme De Yoyo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Welcome To The Party" by Har-You Percussion Group. CD
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play as well – and together, the tracks present an amazing portrait of a generation moving past the initial Civil Rights struggle – building a new culture through righteous expressions like these! Nearly every track is a classic – and all the artists are ones we've supported for years on their own reissues – and together, the tracks sound wonderful, especially when given the full sort of Soul Jazz presentation with great notes and other details. Titles include "Exchange (part 2)" by Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, "Space Jungle Funk" by Oneness Of Juju, "Damballa" by The Pharoahs, "Whitey On The Moon" by Gil Scott Heron, "Brown Rice" by Don Cherry, "Work It Out" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Beneficent" by Tribe, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "Theme De Yoyo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Welcome To The Party" by Har-You Percussion Group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Herbie HancockDirectstep (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – alongside more familiar partners Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, and Bill Summers on percussion! Given these last three, there's almost a slight Headhunters feel to the set – but the overall groove is a bit more mellow, with some wonderfully spacey touches that are super-soulful – and miles above anything that Herbie was recording in the US at the time. Titles include the sublime mellow groover "Butterfly", plus "Shiftless Shuffle", and the side-long jazzy jammer "I Thought It Was You"! CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Kimiko Kasai with Herbie HancockButterfly ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary pairing of talents – as Japanese jazz singer Kimiko Kasai works alongside Herbie Hancock – in a setting that's very much on the soul side of the spectrum! Both Herbie and Kimiko started out with a straighter jazz sound in their early years – but by the end of the 70s, they'd both picked up plenty of influences from R&B – although Kasai's work was largely unknown to American audiences. This set is one of those rare Japanese-only sessions by Herbie at the time – a few of which have gotten released overseas as the decades have gone on – and Hancock is in his best keyboard groove, and also gets additional help on the keys from Webster Lewis – who no doubt brings a strong soul current to the music too. Other musicians include Bennie Maupin on soprano and tenor sax, Paul Jackson on bass, Ray Obeido on guitar, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – in a groove that's like a tighter take on the sound of The Headhunters. Kimiko sings in English – and titles include some great versions of Herbie Hancock tunes – including "Maiden Voyage", "Sunlight", "Butterfly", "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", and "Harvest Time" – plus a great take on Stevie Wonder's "As", the cut "Head In The Clouds", and the funk-steeped opener "I Thought It Was You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing with obi!)
Also available Butterfly ... LP 30.99
 
 
 



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