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Bennie GreenWalking Down ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A stone classic from the great Bennie Green – working here at a sharp 50s level that easily makes him one of the most hard-edged players in jazz at the time! Bennie's rooted in bop, but has plenty of deeper soulful elements too – a groove that others would expand more in the soul jazz generation, but which Green unleashes here with a really raw sort of energy – a tightness that's almost more suited to the trumpet than modes you'd usually hear from other trombonists. The setting's almost a blowing session one, but a bit tighter overall – and the quintet features Eric Dixon on tenor and Lloyd Mayers on piano – plus raw rhythms from Sonny Wellesley on bass and Bill English on drums. Titles include "East Of The Little Big Horn", "Walkin Down", and "But Not For Me". CD
(Out of print Japanese SHM CD, with obi!)

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Bennie GreenWe Wanna Cook/Lullaby Of The Doomed ... 7-inch
Blue Note, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Some of our favorite 45rpm work from trombone genius Bennie Green – the hard-wiling "We Wanna Cook", with Gene Ammons and Billy Root on tenors, and Sonny Clark on piano – and a moody take on the Babs Gonzales tune "Lullaby Of The Doomed". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(One label has a bit of pencil, but this is a nice copy!)

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JJ Johnson & Kai Winding/Bennie GreenKai & Jay/Bennie Green With Strings ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1952/1954. Used ... $18.99
A great pairing of sides by two of the fifties greatest trombone acts! JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are on one side, with a boppish set of tunes, and Bennie Green's on the other, with a tight string ensemble. The music holds little surprises, but there's some nice takes on standards and of course, loads of great trombone. Includes Jay & Kai's take on "Bag's Groove" & "How Long Has This Been Going On", and Bennie's takes on "Stardust" and "Embraceable You". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green & Willie Den4 Trombones (Debut pressing) ... LP
Debut, Early 50s. Very Good ... $49.99
One of the best early albums on the legendary Debut label – a unique 4 trombone session that features the talents of JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, and Willie Dennis – all set to rhythm by the trio of John Lewis on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The players all get plenty of room to solo – stretching out nicely on the tracks, and resisting the popular multi-trombone style of ensemble work of the time. The full length album has different tracks than the similar 10" version of the session – long takes on "Trombonosophere", "Ow", "Chazzanova", and "Now's The Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Debut pressing – nice and clean! Side A label has fallen off the record (common for Debut), still included. Cover has peeled spots on front from sticker removal and a small stain at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Bennie GreenSoul Stirrin ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by hardbop trombone legend Bennie Green – an all-star sextet session that cooks like a mofo! The group features the twin tenors of Billy Root and Gene Ammons (billed just as "Jug" on the session, because of contractual reasons) – and it crackles with electricity from a rhythm section that features Ike Isaacs on bass, Sonny Clark on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums. There's some fantastic tracks on here, including Babs Gonzales' "Lullaby of the Doomed", and a monster jam called "We Wanna Cook", which was once described to us as "all you ever need to have a house party" – to which we wholeheartedly agree! Other tracks include "Black Pearl", "BG Mambo", and "Soul Stirrin" – and the album's one of the heaviest duty Blue Notes from the time! CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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✨✧ Bennie GreenWalkin' & Talkin' (original yellow cover) ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Walkin, Talkin, and Wailin – one of Bennie Green's most soulful sessions, and a monster groover that shows that Blue Note could cook with the best when they wanted to! Bennie's working here with a great little group – featuring core rhythms by the Gildo Mahones trio, plus some great frontline tenor work by the little-known Eddy Williams on tenor! For some reason, albums like these that feature one-off Blue Note players like Williams always seem to have a freer feel and a harder edge than some of the more all-star Blue Note sets – and Williams' work really sets off Green's trombone in a great way – more controlled than some of the looser Prestige sides, but still with a more spontaneous feel than Bennie's records for other labels. Great all the way through – and titles include "The Shouter", "Hoppin' Johns", and "Walkin & Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s Japanese Toshiba-EMI pressing, with obi and insert.)
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✨✧ Bennie WallaceFourteen Bar Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Johnny Griffin & Matthew GeeSoul Groove ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1963. Used ... $16.99
A heck of a soul jazz treasure from the 60s – and one of the hardest-hitting jazz albums ever issued by the Atlantic Records label! The vibe here is almost more Prestige Records overall – with very gutbuckety work from Johnny Griffin on tenor and Matthew Gee on trombone – on gritty tunes that snap along beautifully, and have Geen hitting some of the best tones he'd ever record – trombone that's maybe in the spirit of Bennie Green at his best. The combo also features Hank Jones on both piano and organ – plus Aaron Bell on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and titles are nicely unusual, and include "Mood For Cryin", "The Swingers Get The Blues Too", "Twist City", "Oh Gee!", "Here", and "Renee". CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Cecil PayneConnection – New Original Score ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A remake of the score to The Connection – the famous play about drug addicts and jazz musicians that was later made into a film by Shirley Clarke, and which featured a soundtrack (issued on Blue Note) by Freddie Redd and Jackie McLean. Before it was a film, though, the play toured a number of local areas – each of which would have a new group of jazz musicians, the event of which would often yield a new score to the play. From the notes, it's hard to tell if Payne was ever in the play – or if the group here was just one put together to cash in on the success of the well-received work. We tend to think the latter – as the group's a bit to pro and too big (a sextet) to be just a pick-up combo in a New York loft, waiting for some drugs to arrive. The record is a nice one, though – one of the few fine albums to feature Payne as a leader, recorded with players that include Bennie Green, Clark Terry, Duke Jordan, Charlie Persip, and Ron Carter. Tracks are all new ones – either by Payne or Kenny Drew – and titles include "Stop & Listen", "Dear People", "Born Again", and "Kenny's One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light staining. Label has a sticker remant.)

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Ike QuebecEasy Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. Used ... $19.99
A killer set of work from this tremendous tenorist – rare sides, but titles that stand with his best classics from the time! Lost material that Ike Quebec recorded for Blue Note in the early 60s, but which wasn't issued until the 80s. A few of the tracks on the album were issued on the rare short-lived 1981 album Congo Lament, but this is the first time the tracks were brought together for the first time. Half of the material features a quartet with Quebec on tenor, Sonny Clark on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and the other half feature a larger group with Stanley Turrentine and Bennie Green added in. Overall, the larger group titles are a lot harder grooving than some of Quebec's other work – especially the titles "Congo Lament" and "Que's Pill". Other tracks have a nice mellow easy feel, with great gutsy tenor work from the master! Titles include "Easy Living", "Nancy", and "I've Got A Crush On You". Includes the bonus tracks "BG's Groove Two" and "IQ Shuffle". CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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