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Sid Catlett feat Ben WebsterJust A Riff/Memories Of You (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Commodore, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $1.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Benny CarterThree Great Swing Saxophones ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $4.99
Brings together some great recordings from the 78 era that feature these tenor heavyweights playing with Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Lionel Hampton, and McKinney's Cotton Pickers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Tatum with Ben WebsterTatum Group Masterpieces Vol 8 ... CD
Pablo, 1956. Used ... $3.99
Features work by Ben Webster on tenor! Tracks include "Have You Met Miss Jones", "All The Things You Are", "Where Or When", and three takes of "Gone With The Wind". CD

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Ben WebsterDid You Call? ... LP
Nessa, 1972. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Excellent late 70s issue of a date from a few years earlier, of Ben playing with a pickup European rhythm section. The intimate setting and responsive younger players cast Webster's warm tenor in a great light, and his playing at this point was continuing to develop, with a nice burnished mellowness that never took off the gruff edginess that we love so much in his playing & tone. Half originals, and half standards, including "Barcelona Shout", "Don't Blame Me", "The Man I Love"and the title track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal and white label pressing.)

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Ben WebsterIn A Mellow Tone – Recorded Live At Ronnie Scott's Club ... CD
Ronnie Scotts (UK), 1964. Used ... $6.99
Features Ben Webster on tenor sax, Alan Branscombe on piano, Lennie Bush on bass, and Jackie Dougan on drums. Tracks include "In A Mellow Tone", "Gone With The Wind", "Perdido", "Ben's Theme Tune", and "Over The Rainbow" – plus a short interview track with Ben Webster. CD
(Out of print. Still sealed, spine has a cutout notch.)

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Ben WebsterSaturday Night At The Montmartre (plus Midnight & Sunday Morning) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1965. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99
A really great package – one that brings together three different albums on the Black Lion label, all of which were recorded during the same live sessions at the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen! Ben Webster's tone is wonderful here – that mature, mellow sound that he brought to some of his standout live dates – and which is captured here in the kind of relaxed, soloist-focused setting that always makes 60s recordings from the Cafe Montmartre so great! The group is a familiar one for the house – Kenny Drew on piano, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – but it's clear that Ben's the main star, and steps out on the kind of tenor solos really set him apart from the rest – on a record that's also one of his best from the decade! 2CD set features 21 tracks in all – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Londonderry Air", "My Romance", "Misty", "That's All", "Yesterdays", "Perdido", "Teach Me Tonight", "Friskin The Frog", "Stormy Weather", and "Blues For Herluf". CD
(Great 2CD paper sleeve pressing!)

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Ben WebsterWarm Moods ... LP
Reprise, 1960. Very Good ... $29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s UK pressing, on Pye/Reprise – with steamboat logo. Cover has light wear on the top and bottom seams, but is nice overall.)

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Ben Webster & Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1968. Used ... $16.99
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". CD
(Out of print, booklet has a cut corner.)

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Ben Webster & Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas ... LP
Saba (Germany), 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $33.99
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
(Great Japanese gatefold MPS pressing – YS 2511 MP. Inside gatefold has some light aging, but outside is nice.)

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Ben Webster & Oscar PetersonBen Webster Meets Oscar Peterson ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $3.99
Beautifully laidback blowing from the great Ben Webster – captured here in perfect late 50s formation, with wonderful rhythm support from the Oscar Peterson Trio! The tunes aren't super-long, but still have a relatively open feel – possibly improvised in the studio, with a mellow but deeply soulful sound throughout, thanks to Webster's massive tone on the tenor sax. Peterson's on piano, and other players include Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and titles include "The Touch Of Your Lips", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", "Sunday", and "This Can't Be Love". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a 1" tear along the bottom that has been patched with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen Webster & Associates ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... Temporarily 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen Webster's Finest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Hotter Than 'Ell", "Honey Hill", "Star Dust", "La Rosita", "Linger Awhile", "Chelsea Bridge", and "Cotton Tail". CD

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBig Ben Time ... CD
Philips (Germany), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded in January of 1967 in London, with Dick Katz on piano, Spike Heatley on bass, and Tony Crombie on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterIntimate ... LP
Fontana (Netherlands), 1965. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool entry in this European series – material that originally wasn't issued in the US! Tenor sax hero Ben Webster recorded live at Copenhagen's Jazzhus Montmarte on January 3, 1965 – leading a quartet with Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Alexi Riel on drums and the great Kenny Drew on piano. Titles include "Perdido", "Gone With The Wind", "Yesterdays", "Over The Rainbow", and "Mack The Knife". LP, Vinyl record album
(One track has crackles for a minute or two, due to groove wear – but the rest plays well.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterKing Of The Tenors (with bonus tracks) ... 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". Includes a single version of "That's All", and the unissued tracks "Poutin" and "Bounce Blues (alt)". CD

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Coleman HawkinsTenor Giants ... LP
Verve, 1957/1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 70s pressing of some classic Verve sides from the 50s, featuring two masters of the tenor, blowing side by side in a couple of small group settings: one with rhythm backing by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Alvin Stoller and the other with Jimmy Jones, Les Spann, Ray Brown and Jo Jones, plus Roy Eldridge and Budd Johnson in the frontline. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't butting heads with each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely. Titles include "Blues For Yolande", "La Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "It Never Entered My Mind", "De-Dar", "Time After Time", "Young Bean" and "In A Mellowtone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Jim HallBen Webster At The Renaissance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A previously unreleased live date from late in the career of Ben Webster – recorded at The Renaissance in Hollywood in 1960, but unissued until nearly 25 years later! The group features Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – and tracks are all longish, and live-feeling – with that sense of fragility that marked some of Webster's later recordings in this mode, and even further deepened the humanity in his tone. And while the recording quality is definitely "live" at times, Ben's tone comes through loud and clear – different than on some of the tighter Verve recordings of a few years before, but in a way that's really great. Titles include "Georgia On My Mind, "Caravan", "Stardust", and "Ole Miss Blues". CD features 4 more bonus tracks – "Gone With The Wind", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Mop Mop", and "Renaissance Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Joe ZawinulSoulmates ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual early album by Joe Zawinul – one cut at the start of his early fame with Cannonball Adderley (and years before his success in Weather Report) – but in an easygoing way that's a perfect setting for the aging Ben Webster! Joe's not funking things up the way he did with Cannon, and instead he's gentle and soulful – often hitting more sensitive moments that match the emotive blowing of Webster nicely. The recording quality is great – and captures Ben especially well on the ballads – and other players include Sam Jones or Richard Davis on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, plus Thad Jones on cornet on a few tracks. Titles include "Frog Legs", "Evol Deklaw Ni", "The Governor", and "Soulmates". CD

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✨✧ Ben WebsterLive At Pio's (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enja/Pure Pleasure (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great small club date from Ben Webster – different than some of his European concerts of his final years, in that this one was done at a lounge in Rhode Island, and maybe has a bit more bite and focus overall! The tracks are short, and Webster gets superb rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Junior Mance on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – who really come out swinging, and push Ben to take some of his boldest solos of the period – plenty of bite throughout, and a fire that you don't always hear on his other 60s recordings. Titles include "Cookin For T", "Sunday", "Pennies From Heaven", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Gone With The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing – first time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterSoulville ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... 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 & Harry EdisonBen & Sweets ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ben & Sweets finds tenor Webster and 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 & Stan TraceySoho Nights Vol 1 ... CD
Ten To Ten (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ben Webster's got some hip company here – a British rhythm section that features Stan Tracey on piano, Dave Green on bass, and Tony Crombie on drums – all of whom provide some great support on this late 60s live date! As with Webster in these later years, there's a wonderful sense of tone that dominates the record – echoes of earlier years at points, but a new humanity that creeps in and really grabs us – a deeply personal style that sparkles especially strongly on the ballads, and even hits a few more modern moments at points. Tracks are shortish – mostly around the 4 or 5 minute mark – so Webster keeps his solos nicely compact – and titles include "What Am I Here For", "Sunday", "Come Sunday", "Johnny Come Lately", "In A Mellotone", "For All We Know", and "The Jeep Is Jumpin". CD

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Stan TraceySoho Nights Vol 2 ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare 60s performance from the legendary Ben Webster – working here with superb accompaniment from British piano genius Stan Tracey! Stan's got a bit more edge than some of Ben's usual associates – but that's also matched by that great late life tone that Webster was developing – a bit more rasp and edge, and a sense of imagination that seems effortless as he blows long solos over the extended tracks on the tunes! The rest of the group features Rick Laird on bass and Jackie Dougan on drums – both respectful bandmates to really let Stan and Ben shine in the spotlight, on tunes that include "Sometimes I'm Happy", "C Jam Blues", "Chelsea Bridge", "Poutin", "Over The Rainbow", and "Night In Tunisia". CD
 
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Duke EllingtonTake The A Train – The Legendary Blanton Webster Transcriptions ... CD
Vintage Jazz Classics, 1941. Used ... $7.99
A a nice collection of tracks recorded in a Hollywood featuring Jimmy Blanton, Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges, Rex Stewart, plus vocals by Ivie Anderson and Herb Jeffries. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlanton Webster Band (3CD set) ... CD
Bluebird, 1940/1941/1942. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 66 tracks on 3 CDs! Arrangements by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn featuring Wallace Jones and Cootie Williams on trumpet, Rex Stewart on cornet, Tricky Sam Nanton and Lawrence Brown on trombone, Johnny Hodges on alto and soprano sax, Ben Webster on tenor sax, Fred Guy on guitar, Jimmy Blanton on bass, and Sonny Greer on drums. CD

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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Sealed ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still sealed, with hype sticker and some price sticker remnants.)

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Harry Edison & His OrchestraSweets ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
Easy-going Verve swing at its best – the kind of small group session that let a player like Harry "Sweets" Edison shine in a way that he didn't always get to do in a larger group! For this set, Edison's joined by Ben Webster on tenor sax, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Alvin Stoller on drums and Joe Mondragon on bass – in a format that features tunes that are a bit shorter than on some of the other Verve swing sides of the time, but still very much with a relaxed and open-ended feel. Titles include several Edison originals – including "Hollering At The Watkins", "Used To Be Basie", "Studio Call", "Opus 711", "K.M. Blues", and "Walkin With Sweets". CD

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Duke Ellington1941 ... LP
Smithsonian, 1941. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
With Wallace Jones on trumpet, Ray Nance on cornet and violin, Rex Stewart on cornet, Lawrence Brown and Joe Nanton on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor, Johnny Hodges on alto, sooprano, and clarinet, Otto Hardwick on alto, Ben Webster on tenor, Harry Carney on baritone, alto, and clarinet, Ferd Guy on guitar, Jimmy Blanton on bass, and Sonny Greer on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(With booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Duke EllingtonPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
RCA/Camden, Early/Mid 40s. Sealed ... $4.99
A collection of recordings from the 40s, with sidemen that include Juan Tizol and Lawrence Brown on trombone, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor, Ben Webster on tenor, Ray Nance and Wallace Jones on trumpet, with Fred Guy on guitar, Junior Raglin on bass, and Sonny Greer on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still sealed, but with fraying and splitting at the bottom half of the spine.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
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 who include Ben Webster on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Les Spann on flute, Lawrence Brown on trombone, and Jo Jones on drums. Surprisingly, Duke's actually only on piano on three tracks on the album – Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other – but the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best, the special way Ellington players could extrapolate his ideas into a leaner formation on a record like this! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". CD

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (3CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used 3 CDs ... $14.99
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Here she's backed by two different Ellington groups–-one a big band, the other a small group, whose members included Stuff Smith, Barney Kessel, and Ben Webster. Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band, and "Satin Doll", "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Cottontail", and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me", backed by the small group. Sublime! CD
(Out of print, jewel case edition.)

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Stan GetzAnother World ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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

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Dizzy GillespieComplete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 30s/1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
43 tracks with Benny Carter on alto, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Chu Berry on tenor, Milt Jackson on vibes, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, Milt Hinton and Ray Brown on bass, and Joe Harris, Kenny Clarke, and Teddy Stewart on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman Story (Complete 4CD set) – At The Woodchopper's Ball/Good Earth/Blowin Up A Storm/Four Brothers ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 4 CDs ... $3.99
Vintage 78 recordings from Woody Herman and his First and Second Herd – featuring Joe Bishop, Cappy Lewis, Ben Webster, Toots Mondello, Pete Candoli, Budd Johnson, Flip Phillips, Jimmy Rowles, Red Norvo, and others! Box set includes 91 tracks on 4 CDs, plus a nice 56 page booklet with historical photos and notes. CD
(Out of print. Box has a small scrape on the spine but the rest of the set is in great shape!)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Live In Paris – 18 Mars 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A really great live set from alto genius Johnny Hodges – a set that's right up there with some of his best studio albums on Verve at the time! As with those records, Johnny's taking a slight sidestep from the world of Duke Ellington here – working with similar material and familiar players, but also really stretching out on these beautiful solos that focus on his warm, raspy charm on the alto – that quality that made Hodges as important to the sound of mid 50s jazz as Ben Webster or Lester Young on the tenor! The group's a septet, and other players include Lawrence Brown on trombone, Harry Carney on baritone, Al Williams on piano, and Ray Nance on cornet – on titles that include "All Of Me", "Blues For Madeline", "Solitude", "Mood Indigo", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "Jeep's Blues", "Rockin In Rhythm, and a nice long take on "Perdido". CD

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Benny Morton's All StarsLimehouse Blues/My Old Flame (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Blue Note, 1945. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Featuring Ben Webster on tenor and Barney Bigard on clarinet, with Morton leading on trombone, Sammy Benskin on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Eddie Dougherty on drums. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Charlie Parker & OthersCharlie Parker Sides – Norman Granz Jam Session (Vols 1 & 2) ... LP
Verve, 1952. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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
(70s issue. Cover is lightly stained and wavy at the bottom 3 inches, with some small peeled spots at all sides.)

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Charlie Parker & OthersNorman Granz Jam Session (Vols 1 & 2) ... CD
Verve, 1952. Used ... $4.99
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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Art TatumBest Of The Pablo Group Masterpieces ... CD
Pablo, 1955/1956. Used ... $2.99
Art Tatum on piano, Benny Carter on alto saxophone, Ben Webster on tenor saxophone, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Lionel Hampton on vibraphone, Barney Kessel on guitar, John Simmons and Red Callender on bass, and Alvin Stoller, Bill Douglass, Buddy Rich, Jo Jones, and Louis Bellson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clark TerryHappy Horns Of Clark Terry ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1964. Used ... $7.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Happy Horns Of Clark Terry ... LP 9.99

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Clark TerryHappy Horns Of Clark Terry ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Stereo rainbow label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a name in marker, a cutout hole, and multiple ink stamps inside the gatefold.)
Also available Happy Horns Of Clark Terry ... CD 7.99

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Bennie WallaceFourteen Bar Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Great early work from tenorist Bennie Wallace – a set that's got a really nice edge, and which is a nice contrast to some of Bennie's smoother work in years to come! The format's a trio – ala the important Sonny Rollins mode – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Eddie Moore on drums – and Wallace plays with a real sense of sharpness, and a balance between newer tenor ideas and some of the older roots of the instrument in jazz – almost rewriting legacies of Lester Young and Ben Webster, by taking their inspiration through a much more modern landscape. Titles include "Trinkle Trinkle", "Chelsea Bridge", "Green & Yellow", "Yard N Newk", "The Fourteen Bar Blues", and "Vicissitudes". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Teddy WilsonChronological Teddy Wilson 1939 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939. Used ... $14.99
With Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Cozy Cole, Harold Baker, Ben Webster, JC Heard, Doc Cheatham, and Thelma Carpenter. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousImpulsively Ellington! – A Tribute To Duke Ellington ... CD
Impulse, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Music from Benny Carter, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Shirley Scott, Charles Mingus, Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Earl Hines, Ben Webster, Yuseef Lateef, Pee Wee Russell & more. CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear and former owner's sticker on the front.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington 1940 ... LP
Smithsonian, 1940. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Wallace Jones and Cootie Williams on trumpet; Rex Stewart on clarinet; Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, and Juan Tizol on trombone; Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor; Johnny Hodges on alto and soprano; Otto Hardwick on alto; Ben Webster on tenor; Harry Carney on baritone, alto, and clarinet; Fred Guy on guitar; Jimmy Blanton on bass; Sonny Greer on drums; and vocals by Ivie Anderson and Herb Jeffries. LP, Vinyl record album
(With booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldDuke Ellington Songbook Vol 2 – The Small Group Sessions ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Small combo work – with Ben Webster on tenor sax, Oscar Peterson on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, and even a bit of jazz violin from Stuff Smith! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesBlues A-Plenty ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blues-a-plenty, but still pretty darn jazzy too – as the "blues" in the title is just Verve's code for the way the album's put together – loose, unstructured, and a great format for Johnny Hodges to do some wonderful blowing on alto sax! The album also features strong work from Ben Webster, too – whose tone is perfect for the late nite vibe of the record – and other players include Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, Billy Strayhorn on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Sam Woodyard on drums – kind of an Ellington small combo, relaxing here in a wonderfully intimate setting. The sound is beautiful, and the album's one of Hodges' best-ever for Verve – with cuts that include "Cool Your Motor", "Honey Hill", "Saturday Afternoon Blues", and "I Didn't Know About You". CD

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✨✧ James P Johnson/Edmond Hall/Benny MortonSwing Sessions ... LP
Blue Note (Japan), Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Japanese-only album – featuring some of the early Blue Note swing recordings of the mid 40s! In addition to the leaders, other players include Sidney DeParis on trumpet, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Ben Webster on tenor, and Vic Dickenson on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Gene KrupaExciting Gene Krupa ... LP
Clef/Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Nice Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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✨✧ Buddy RichWailing Buddy Rich ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Buddy Rich is definitely wailing on this one – an open-ended all-star set that features work from Ben Webster on tenor, Sonny Criss on alto, Harry Edison and Joe Newman on trumpets, Oscar Peterson on piano, and Freddie Greene on guitar! The album features 4 long tracks – all in the best Verve relaxed jam session mode, with plenty of room for solos –and titles include "The Monster", "Sunday", "Smooth One", and "Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo – nice and clean! Cover has some light aging, a bit of fading near the spine, and a small split on the top seam – but is pretty great overall.)

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✨✧ Willie BryantChronological Willie Bryant 1935 to 1936 ... CD
Classics (France), Mid 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Taft Jordan and Benny Carter on trumpet, Ben Webster on tenor, and Teddy Wilson on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 who include Ben Webster on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Les Spann on flute, Lawrence Brown on trombone, and Jo Jones on drums. Surprisingly, Duke's actually only on piano on three tracks on the album – Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other – but the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best, the special way Ellington players could extrapolate his ideas into a leaner formation on a record like this! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)
Also available Side By Side ... CD 13.99

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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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✨✧ Fletcher Henderson & His OrchestraChronological Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 1934 to 1937 ... CD
Classics (France), 1930s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare material recorded for Decca, Vocalion, and Victor – featuring work by Chu Berry, Roy Eldridge, and Ben Webster! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fletcher Henderson & His OrchestraChronological Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 1937 to 1938 ... CD
Classics (France), Late 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Chu Berry, Ben Webster, Emmett Berry, JC Higginbotham, Hilton Jefferson, and Walter Johnson. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird – The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (10 CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 10 CDs ... 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
(CONDITION NOTE: in nice shape but missing CD 4. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Ruud BrinkDouble Face In Verona ... CD
Arte Sonora (Italy), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A never-issued album from the wonderful Ruud Brink – a Dutch tenorist who's one of the lesser-known players on his scene, at least at an international level – but who always turns out music that we really love! Ruud's got this raspy tone on his instrument that's beautiful and instantly compelling – maybe in the Ben Webster school, but with more of a bite, and this sense of phrasing that's completely his own – flowing out here on a number of original tunes, mixed with a few well-chosen numbers that really display the full range of his talents! The set was recorded in Italy in the late 80s, which makes it a lost treasure in his relatively obscure catalog – done with Marcello Tonolo on piano, Giko Pavan on bass, and Valerio Abeni on drums. Titles include "Double Face", "Cynthia Blue", "Conte", "What's New", and "Anema E Core/Body & Soul". CD

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✨✧ Roy EldridgeRoy Eldridge 1957 Live ... CD
Flyright (UK), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Bud Freeman, Ben Webster, Sonny Stitt, Buddy DeFranco, Oscar Peterson, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Snorre Kirk with Stephen RileyTangerine Rhapsody ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Snorre Kirk has a great musical partner here – tenorist Stephen Riley, who blows with this warm, raspy tone that takes us back to classic Ben Webster in the postwar years! The pace of most tunes is nicely laidback, but never in a way that's too sloppy or loose – as Kirk's combo provides these rhythms that are more than interesting enough on their own, and which really expand once Riley's magic comes into the mix! Also, all tunes are originals by Kirk, which makes for an even fresher set than the usual outing with a classic-styled tenorist – and the group features Magnus Hjorth on piano and Anders Fjelsted on bass – plus guest tenor from Jan Harbeck on two tracks too. Tiles include "Tangerine Rhapsody", "Blues Jump", "West Indian Fever", and "Uptown Swing Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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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 ... $19.99 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

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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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 19.99
 
 
 



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