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Art Farmer & Benny GolsonBlues On Down ... CD
Chess/GRP, 1960/1961. Used ... $5.99
Killer grooves from the Jazztet – lean, lanky, and plenty darn soulful! CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetHere & Now ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of the most magical records ever from this legendary group – a set that swings as hard and soulfully as some of their previous sessions, yet also has a sharper, more modern vibe as well! Of course, this latter aspect is no surprise – once you realize that a young Grachan Moncur is on trombone – adding his hip horn to the wonderful frontline of Benny Golson on tenor and Art Farmer on trumpet and flugelhorn. And given that the rhythm group also features Harold Mabern on piano, you can bet there's a freshness here that can't be beat – a sound and energy that's kept this one at the top of our stack for many many years. Mabern and Moncur contribute two of the best tracks – "Richie's Dilemma" and "Sonny's Back" – and other titles include "Whisper Not", "Tonk", "Rue Prevail", and "Ruby My Dear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove, including the Mercury inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetJazztet At Birdhouse ... LP
Argo, 1961. Near Mint- ... $23.99
One of the best albums ever by this crack soul jazz combo – the mighty Jazztet, an early 60s group led by Art Farmer and Benny Golson! The set was recorded in Chicago, and it features the group hard-grooving through some really well-arranged numbers – lively tunes with a snapping, in-the-pocket kind of groove, played with a lot more soul than you'd expect from either Golson or Farmer's solo albums. The rest of the group's great, too – and features Cedar Walton on piano, Tom McIntosh on trombone, and Albert Heath on drums. A few tracks are nice and long, and titles include "Farmer's Market", "Junction", "November Afternoon", and "Shutterbug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and vintage price sticker – but is great overall!)

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Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetMoment To Moment ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Sealed ... $6.99
A wonderful later date from the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – key proof that the ensemble continued to grow strongly long after their initial recordings in the 60s! There's a bold sound here – a strong dose of the lyrical energy that Farmer explored heavily in his own work of the 70s – underscored by some impeccable rhythms from a trio that features Mickey Tucker on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all players who really ground the group nicely, but with a different vibe than in the old days – much more in a (then) contemporary soul jazz mode. Curtis Fuller's trombone joins Farmer and Golson in the frontline – and titles include "Yesterday's Thoughts", "Fair Weather", "Moment To Moment", "Ease Away Walk", and "Along Came Betty". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet & John LewisJazztet & John Lewis ... LP
Argo, 1961. Good+ ... $4.99
We'll be the first to admit that the piano and compositions of John Lewis can sometimes be a bit stiff and academic – but that's definitely not the case on this great little record! The album features interpretations of Lewis' work by the great Farmer/Golson Jazztet – and is a pretty sweet batch of tracks that adds a lot of the emotion and soul that's usually missing from Lewis' music. Cedar Walton's playing the piano parts, which probably helps the groove a bit, and the group's tight hard sound puts in a "bottom" that you'd hardly hear when listening to John Lewis with the MJQ. In fact, Lewis isn't even on the record – just billed in the title because he contributed the compositions – classics that include "Odds Against Tomorrow", "Bel", "Milano", and "New York 19". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, though, they turned that approach towards a heavier sounding style of jazz – tightly stepping soul jazz, in the manner that was being explored at the time by Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, and others – presented by Farmer and Golson with a bit more groove and a wonderful kick at the bottom! This album's the first the group cut together – and apart from trumpet by Farmer and tenor by Golson, it also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Addison Farmer (brother of Art) on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Includes the massive original recording of "Killer Joe", which went onto become one of the most recorded jazz standards ever, plus the tracks "Blues March", "Mox Nix", "Park Avenue Petite", and "I Remember Clifford". Perfect tone, perfect groove, and a perfect sound all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Chess pressing.)

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Benny GolsonReunion (aka The Modern Touch) ... LP
Jazzland, 1957. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A Jazzland issue of a top Golson side originally cut for Riverside. You can't get any more classic Benny Golson than this – a sublime late 50s album that features Benny with a sextet, working out amazing versions of the sorts of material that set him apart from every other jazz arranger of the time! The tracks here are complicated, yet have a rootsy soulfulness that makes them instantly compelling – and Benny's tone on tenor sax is sharp and angular, yet also has a raspiness that gives it a degree of honesty you wouldn't expect from a budding young modernist. The rest of the players – Max Roach, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, JJ Johnson, and Kenny Dorham – are equally great, too – and amidst Benny's arrangements, they come together as if they'd been playing in this format for years! Titles include "Out Of The Past", "Venetian Breeze", "Reunion", "Hymn To The Orient", and "Blues On Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer pressing.)

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Benny GolsonTurning Point ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99
An incredible, and oft-overlooked album from the great Benny Golson – and one of the few early albums that really point the way to his huge run of work for decades to come! The style here is a bit looser, and more open than some of Golson's previous albums – less of a focus on arrangements, and more on the spontaneous interplay between his tenor and the crack rhythm section – which features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – a dream lineup who really make the record sparkle. But the real star of the show is Golson – who's hitting this raspy, soulful tone he never had before – much freer of soul jazz formalities, and with a modern edge that's wonderful – as you'll hear on titles that include "Alone Together", "Turning Point", "Stella By Starlight", and "Dear Kathy". CD

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✨✧ Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetBack To The City ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous comeback for the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – recording here in the mid 80s with original members Farmer, Golson, and Curtis Fuller – plus tremendous rhythm support from the trio of Mickey Tucker, Ray Drummon, and Marvin Smitty Smith! The session has less of the tightly snapping groove that was the initial Jazztet calling card in the 60s – and comes across with some of the warmer, more chromatic tones that showed up on the group's last few recordings – and even more so in Art Farmer's work for many years to come. Tracks are all longish, and filled with many interesting twists and turns – and overall the album recalls the brilliant economy of Farmer's best work from the period, with some of the subtle soul that made Golson a player to keep an ear on strongly during the 80s. Titles include "From Dream To Dream", "Back To The City", "Vas Simeon", "Write Soon", and "Without Delay/Time Speaks". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetReal Time ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonBenny Golson & The Philadelphians ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of hardbop tracks that shows what a great tenorist Benny Golson was during the late 50s – paired for the CD version with an obscure French session cut in 1958! The Benny Golson And The Philadelphians session features Benny on tenor with other Philly-mates, like Lee Morgan, Ray Bryant, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones – and the set's got all the tightness of a late 50s Jazz Messengers set. Golson contributed 3 tracks to the set – his classic "Stablemates", plus "Blues On My Mind" and "Thursday's Theme". A nice one that you might overlook, but a great set with a lot of warmth and imagination! The French session has a looser Parisian rhythm section is more than compensated for by the presence of a young firey Bobby Timmons on piano. Titles on that one include Golson's "I Remember Clifford" and "Blues March", plus Ray Bryant's "Calgary", and a version of Timmons' classic "Moanin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonTime Speaks ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little session – ostensibly a tribute to Clifford Brown, but way more than that! The set's actually an excellent soul jazz session – hardly the boppish affair you might guess from the title, and instead a deep-feeling set of jazz with some surprisingly spiritual touches. Golson's at his later hip best here – and is recording with a sextet that features Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard on trumpets – supported by a massive rhythm section that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! The album's a great one if you dig Woody Shaw – and Hubbard's playing is a real treat too, with that stretched out later sound he did so well after the 70s electric years. Tracks include "No Dancin", "Time Speaks", "Blues For Duanae", "Theme For Maxine", and "Jordu". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a very small cutout mark along the spine.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, though, they turned that approach towards a heavier sounding style of jazz – tightly stepping soul jazz, in the manner that was being explored at the time by Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, and others – presented by Farmer and Golson with a bit more groove and a wonderful kick at the bottom! This album's the first the group cut together – and apart from trumpet by Farmer and tenor by Golson, it also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Addison Farmer (brother of Art) on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Includes the massive original recording of "Killer Joe", which went onto become one of the most recorded jazz standards ever, plus the tracks "Blues March", "Mox Nix", "Park Avenue Petite", and "I Remember Clifford". Perfect tone, perfect groove, and a perfect sound all the way through! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available Meet The Jazztet ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Art Farmer/Benny Golson JazztetAnother Git Together ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records ever from the legendary Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – and a rare later date, recorded after their more famous albums for Chess! The lineup here is a bit unusual – in that a young Grachan Moncur III is in the combo on trombone – really adding some deep, soulful tones to the music – in ways that are very different than his famous Blue Note performances – but which really shape the sound of the music here wonderfully! Harold Mabern's on piano – again bringing in a different feel to this record for the group, with some lyrical undercurrents that are beautiful – and the rest of the lineup features Roy McCurdy on drums and Herb Lewis on bass – in addition to the sublime trumpet of Art Farmer and tenor of Benny Golson. Titles include one of the best versions of "Along Came Betty" that we've ever heard – plus the tracks "Domino", "Another Git Together", "Reggie", and "Space Station. CD

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✨✧ Benny GolsonStockholm Sojourn ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual session for Golson – a mid 60s album of larger arrangements, recorded during a brief period when Prestige was really letting him run with the style (including some tasty albums done with Jack McDuff!) The album's noteworthy for a couple of reasons – first because it's got some extremely wonderful tunes, as fluid as they are majestic, swinging with a grace that's unbelievable, and a depth of soul that's surprising; second for a wonderful lineup that brings together American and European players of the time, including Grachan Moncur III, Benny Bailey, Eje Thelin, Cecil Payne, and Bent-Arne Wallin. Titles include "Waltz For Debby", "Goodbye", "Are You Real", "Tryst", and "A Swedish Villa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing.)

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Roland KirkRoland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
A real stormer – and one of Kirk's best records! Half the album is quartet material, recorded by a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Sonny Brown on drums. The other half of the record's equally good – and features a large group with a rhythm group that includes Mabern, Richard Davis, and Albert Heath. Golson's arrangements from this time are always a treat, and are always soulful, with a lot of respect for the soloist in the front. Kirk's tone is impeccable – and the whole session sparkles on every track! Titles include "Ecculsiastics", "Roland Speaks", "Variation On A Theme", "Get In The Basement", and "Abstract Improvisation". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono promo pressing. Cover has heavy staining and peeling along the right half.)
 
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✨✧ Ahmed Abdul-MalikEast Meets West ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good- ... $29.99
A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing blends of jazz and world music, done years before anyone else had contemplated doing so! This album is similar to Abdul-Malik's Jazz Sahara album, in which he plays quite a bit on the Oud – but in this one the ensemble is much more jazz-oriented, and features Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, and Johnny Griffin. The Oud holds center stage on most tracks, but then it drops out, and Morgan and Griffin come wailing in on solos that will rip your socks off! Titles include "Rooh", "La Ibky", "Takseem", "Searchin", and "El Ghada". Fantastic!!!! LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some heavy edge wear, half split seams, and very light stains on back.)

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Art BlakeyMoanin' (Non-RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $4.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! (And in fact, as a tribute to the group's success, the album was initially named Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, but quickly retitled Moanin in this version, after the big hit single!) CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Art BlakeyParis Concert ... LP
Epic, 1958. Sealed ... $16.99
An excellent live set by the Jazz Messengers – recorded in Paris in 1958, but with a hard heavy groove that's right up there with their best Blue Note work. The group at this time – Blakey, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Jymie Merritt – plays hard, heavy, and straight ahead, with no other interference from outside players – and the track list is a batch of classic Jazz Messenger standards, stretched out a bit longer than usual, with plenty of solo space! Titles include "Moanin", "Justice", "Are You Real", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing in a pink cover.)

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Eric DolphyVintage Dolphy ... LP
GM Recordings, 1962/1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1962 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – including a number of unlikely suspects like Barry Galbraith, Eddie Costa, and Jim Hall – and although some of the tracks have a moody and introspective third stream quality (3 of the numbers are written by Gunther Schuller), others are quite open, and almost have an ESP-like intensity. One longer title is a jam session take on Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" – recorded with a lineup that includes Phil Woods, Nick Travis, Benny Golson, Don Ellis, and Lalo Schifrin! Other titles include "Iron Man", "Half Note Triplets", "Densities", and "Night Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Gil Evans & Tadd DameronArrangers' Touch ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
Mid 70's 2LP set that combines fantastic early work from Gil Evans and Tadd Dameron. The Gil Evans tracks are shorter and less ambitious than some of Evans' work on Impulse, but the group is excellent – and even in a shorter format, the conception of the work still contains plenty of rich new ideas. Players include Louis Mucci, John Carisi, Steve Lacy, Willie Ruff, Paul Chambers, Nick Stabulis, and Lee Konitz on alto. Titles include "Ella Speed", "Big Stuff", "Jambangle", "Nobody's Heart", and "Remember". Tadd Dameron's contributions here are from a wonderful modernist session – and one that's especially great because it's filled with fresh themes that get past some of his over-reissued standards! Players here include Clifford Brown and Idrees Sulieman on trumpets, Gigi Gryce on alto, Benny Golson on tenor, and Dameron on piano. Titles include "Philly JJ", "Choose Now", "Theme Of No Repeat", and "Dial B For Beauty". Also included are readings of classic Dameron compositions – like "The Scene Is Clean", "Fontainebleau", and "Delerium" – all played by a great little group that includes Dameron on piano, plus Joe Alexander on tenor, Sahib Shihab on alto, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Henry Coker on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album

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Art FarmerArt Farmer Quintet Plays The Great Jazz Hits ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Really great work from Art Farmer – one of a handful of records from the mid 60s that have the trumpeter picking up a slightly sharper edge than before – a nice contrast to some of his more spacious albums on labels like Argo or Atlantic! The vibe here is almost a small group take on the Jazztet sound that Art created with Benny Golson – but a bit more organic overall, thanks to a tight rhythm trio that features Cedar Walton on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Roker on drums – who almost give the record a Prestige Records sort of vibe. The great Jimmy Heath plays sublime tenor in the lead – and turns out to be a perfect partner for Art, helping hit a different sound than his material with Golson – and although the tunes are mostly the jazz hits promised in the title, they get some really fresh readings here – as the pair make magic on tunes that include "Take Five", "I Remember Clifford", "Watermelon Man", "Song For My Father", "Sidewinder", "Moanin", and "Gemini". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with white text. Cover has a small split on the spine.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerModern Art ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session was recorded at a time when he was making a fair bit of appearances in various rhythm sections for horn players (like Miles Davis) – and although this role in Evans' career was a short one, it yielded some amazingly beautiful moments, as you'll hear on this album. Art's brother Addison plays bass, and Dave Bailey rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Cold Breeze", "Mox Nix", "Jubilation", and "Fair Weather". Originally recorded for United Artists, but reissued here by Blue Note. CD
(Out of print.)

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Art FarmerModern Art (PA USA pressing) ... LP
United Artists/PA USA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session was recorded at a time when he was making a fair bit of appearances in various rhythm sections for horn players (like Miles Davis) – and although this role in Evans' career was a short one, it yielded some amazingly beautiful moments, as you'll hear on this album. Art's brother Addison plays bass, and Dave Bailey rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Cold Breeze", "Mox Nix", "Jubilation", and "Fair Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(1983 pressing. Cover has some waviness on the opening and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Curtis FullerBlues-Ette ... LP
Savoy, 1959. Near Mint- ... $219.99
A seminal session from Curtis Fuller – one of a handful he cut for Savoy, recorded during that late 50s/early 60s period when he seemed poised to become one of the biggest trombonists in jazz! (Whatever happened? How did he cut so many records as a leader so fast, then slide back into being a sideman for most of the rest of his career?) The set's cut in that laidback blowing session mode of the Savoy hardbop years – with tremendous work from Benny Golson on tenor, plus Tommy Flanagan on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Al Harewood on drums – all working through easily-handled tunes that include "Minor Vamp", "Love Your Spell Is Everywhere", "Five Spot After Dark", and "Twelve Inch". Think soul jazz with a slight touch of mysticism! LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing, MG-12141 with RVG stamp, in the cover with yellow High Fidelity strip along the spine. Cover has a cut corner on the bottom left, small center split, and some wear on the bottom right corner, in great shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $18.99
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. Used ... $11.99
An excellent live set – featuring great work by some of Dizzy's best sidemen of the late 50's! The ensemble is razor sharp, in that hip post-bop way that Dizzy was developing in the 50s, before moving into his Latin groove years of the early 60s. Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Wynton Kelly all get a chance to solo nicely, and the tracks include renditions of "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", "Doodlin" – plus 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print, includes obi – and still sealed!)

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Ernie HenryLast Chorus ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $13.99
A fitting title for a wonderful record – the last album issued under the name of altoist Ernie Henry – an amazing 50s player who recorded famously with Thelonius Monk, but only got to make a handful of his own dates before an untimely early death! The posthumous release brings together some unreleased material cut by Henry for Riverside in a few different styles – a hip octet session with Melba Liston on trombone, Benny Golson on tenor, and Lee Morgan on trumpet; a piano-less quartet date cut with Kenny Dorham on trumpet; a session with Monk on piano and Sonny Rollins on tenor; and a quartet date with Wynton Kelly on piano. Titles include "Melba's Tune", "Cleo's Chant", "Ba Lu Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Like Someone In Love", "All The Things You Are", and "Beauty & The Blues". CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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✨✧ Illinois Jacquet, Budd Johnson, James MoodyMood To Be Wooed ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Mellow late night tracks by some of Chess' greatest tenor stars! Budd Johnson plays "The Cardinal", "Begin The Beguine", and "Love I've Found You" to arrangements by Melba Liston. James Moody plays "I Remember Clifford", "Dorothee", and "All My Life" to arrangements by Torrie Zito. Illinois Jacquet plays "I Love You", "So In Love", and "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" to arrangements by Benny Golson and Tom McIntosh. And Sandy Mosse plays "Speak Low" and "My Man's Gone Now" to arrangements by Bill McCrae. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Wynton KellyKeep It Moving (Wynton Kelly/Kelly Blue) ... LP
Milestone, 1958/1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A 70s two-fer that compiles that albums Wynton Kelly and Kelly Blue – both recorded for Riverside during the late 50s, when Kelly had really begun to cook as a soul bop player! The first album features Kelly with a quartet that includes Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones; and the second features a larger group with Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, Benny Golson, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb, plus a few other tracks done only in trio format. Titles include "Keep It Moving", "Strong Man", "Ill Wind", "Action", "Whisper Not", and "Kelly Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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John LewisEssence – John Lewis Plays The Compositions & Arrangements Of Gary McFarland ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
John Lewis takes on the music of Gary McFarland – working here in a very cool set of McFarland compositions and arrangements – often with a lot more tone, color, and feeling than usual for a Lewis album! John often punctuates his piano notes, almost as if he's using vibes – and the larger backings have this way of being quite spacious – as in some of McFarland's more modern recordings for Impulse from the same time – very open, and quite revolutionary for the time! Players include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Eric Dolphy on alto, Phil Woods on clarinet, and Benny Golson on tenor – and titles include Tillamook Two", "Night Float", "Notions", "Another Encounter", and "Wish Me Well". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label pressing.)

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Jack McDuffPrelude ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Soul jazz organ with big band? It's been done – and never better than on this set – which features Brother Jack's classic quartet – with George Benson, Red Hollway, and Joe Dukes – next to the the screamin' orchestrations of a hip Benny Golson! Golson leads a crack band through a set of arrangements that barely get in the way of the organ grooves, and instead give a nice loud sound to the whole set – really pushing the group, especially McDuff's organ, into some wonderfully open territory that's quite different from other work! The best numbers really swing like some of Jimmy Smith's organ/big band sides with Oliver Nelson – particularly Virginia Woolf – and Golson's always been an underrated arranger, and this is one of his best sets! Tracks include "Kettle of Fish", "Prelude", and "Dig Uncle Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light aging.)

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Jack McDuffSilk & Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good ... $7.99
Brother Jack's organ is set amidst an amazing batch of orchestrations by Benny Golson, and the core of the group is Jack's combo with Red Hollway, George Benson, and Joe Dukes. Golson's arrangements are fantastic, and far from surpressing or overpowering the combo's funky jazz sound, they actually take it to a whole new level, and provide a beautiful platform from which Jack dives and screams on the Hammond B-3. Benson's guitar is amazing, and there's sections in here where he comps so hard and heavy that you won't believe they didn't use a sampler on the album! Cuts include "Scufflin", "Lexington Line", "What's Shakin", and "Silk & Soul". Great stuff, and don't be scared by the orchestrations, because this one's a killer! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Lee MorganCity Lights (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957/1999. Used ... $24.99
One of Lee Morgan's most sparkling sessions from the early years – a record that already shows a sense of depth and imagination that would take Lee way beyond simple hardbop solo work! There's a sensitivity here that owes something of a debt to Clifford Brown, yet which is much more modernist overall – touched, no doubt, by a set list that features tunes by Gigi Gryce and Benny Golson, and played in a spirit that's similar to the blend of soul jazz and modernism that both of those players were carving out at the time. Morgan's bandmates for the record include George Coleman on tenor and alto, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Ray Bryant on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all in tight formation, but with a sense of relaxed and easy flow that's rare, even in a Blue Note of this vintage! Titles include "You're Mine You", "Just By Myself", "Kin Folks", "City Lights", and "Tempo De Waltz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy RichRichcraft (Trip) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, 1959. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Tighter than usual for Buddy Rich at Verve – but still a great little set, thanks to some soulfully swinging arrangements from Ernie Wilkins – who was really at the top of his game at this point in his career! The lineup is filled with great players – including Phil Woods, Harry Edison, Al Cohn, and Benny Golson – and in a way, the record almost grooves with some of the same energy that Quincy Jones was bringing to his big band records of the time – save for a bit more emphasis on the drums! Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Richcraft", "From The Sticks", "Song Of The Islands", and "Sweets Tooth". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Trip pressing.)

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George RussellNew York, New York ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A wonderful album from George Russell – and a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York City, performed with an all-star cast that includes John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Max Roach, and Hal McKusick – all working together to paint tones on the tunes that George has crafted to set up his scene of New York in the 50s. Most importantly, though, Jon Hendricks acts as the narrator of the album – talking and scatting in hipster mode, laying out a bit of beat rapportage about the Big Apple, all done in a very cool 50s style that's a bit different from his own vocal work. Titles include "Manhattan", "Big City Blues", "Manhattan-Rico", and "A Helluva Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo maroon label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a small split on the top seam.)

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Sami SwoiLocust ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Sami Swoi is a group, not a guy – a hip Polish ensemble that's led by trumpeter Julian Kurzawa, but which features a strong sound from a trio of reed players too! The album's a live one, and really has the whole group opening up on the first track – a 19 minute "Blues Medley" that includes snippets of compositions by Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter, Nat Adderley, and Eddie Harris – all spun out into this great ensemble piece that has each member soaring out with a solo! Other players include Jan Mlynarczyk on trombone, Waldemar Kowalski on alto and soprano sax, Jerzy Lukaszczyk on tenor and baritone, Andrezj Muzky on tenor and clarinet, Janusz Szprot on piano and electric piano, Jerzy Sorski on guitar, Jan Gonciarczyk on electric bass, and Krzysztof Przybylowicz on drums. The second half of hte album has some shorter tracks, but still worked magically by the group – with this mixture of ensemble energy and solo voice that's a bit like some of the MPS large group sessions from a decade before – especially given the electric energy in the rhythms. Titles include "Cannonbird", "Maids Of Cadiz", "The Locust", "Round Midnight", and "Blues Medley". CD

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✨✧ Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer QuintetClark Terry - Bobby Brookmeyer Quintet ... LP
Mainstream, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Genius work from one of the most solid groups in 60s jazz – the quintet co-led by trumpeter Clark Terry and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer – a legendary ensemble that drew on the best talents of both players, but grew into something greater! Brookmeyer's playing valve trombone throughout on the tunes – played in a fluid, trumpety way that matches perfectly with Terry's own phrasing – and which almost creates a sense of counterpoint on the head arrangements, yet which never falls into styles that are too academic or modern. There's a fluid easy grace here that's really surprising – with none of Terry's gutbuckety tricks or Brookmeyer's too experimental moments – and overall, the group have a solid, soulful quality that almost reminds us of the Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet, or of some of Farmer's other key recordings of the 60s. Rhythm is by the trio of Roger Kellaway on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and the album features 10 numbers in all, including "Tete A Tete", "Pretty Girl", "Blue China", "Blindman, Blindman", "Sometime Ago", "Hymn", "Step right Up", "Weep" and "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s gatefold pressing. Cover has a Roulette sticker.)

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✨✧ Betty CarterOut There With Betty Carter ... CD
Peacock/Blue Moon (Spain), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album by Betty Carter – and certainly her rarest – not nearly as "out there" as you might guess from the title, but still a sparkling set of modern jazz vocals! The album was recorded with arrangements by Gigi Gryce, plus some help from Melba Liston – and a all-hip cast of players that includes Kenny Dorham, Sam Jones, Sahib Shihab, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – all coming together in small group formation and swinging along magically with the Betty Carter groove. Betty's voice is in fantastic form – way more swinging and free than on some of her earlier sides, in a way that points the direction towards some of the groundbreaking work she'd do on her own label two decades later! Titles include "All I've Got", "Make It Last", "Foul Play", "Babe's Blues", and "You're Driving Me Crazy". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy ClevelandRhythm Crazy ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Cleveland's best albums ever – recorded with arrangements by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce, both of whom give the album more of a soulful swing than you'd hear on some of Cleveland's earlier work. The group is a septet – with Jerome Richardson and Golson on reeds, Art Farmer on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – and it swings a bit like some of the Jazztet recordings for Argo around the same time. Titles include "Tom Kattin", "Our Delight", "Tricotism", and "Reminiscing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and some age spots.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerBrass Shout (orange cover) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album by this wonderful trumpeter – and one that we passed up for years because we were afraid of the words "brass" and "shout" in the title! If you're a Farmer fan, though, don't worry about this being some sort of snoozy "bold n brassy" session – because it's a much more subtle record, and features some excellent lead solos by Farmer, set amidst a larger group arranged wonderfully by Benny Golson! Golson brings a great sense of balance to the album – mixing some larger horn passages with soulfully snapping rhythms, all at a level that still allows plenty of space for Farmer to solo sweetly on trumpet. Other players on the record include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone, Percy Heath on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Minor Vamp", "Nica's Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "Moanin", "April In Paris", and "Five Spot After Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonMessage From Birdland ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Put aside your reservations about Maynard Ferguson, because this is a very hip little record – one of Maynard's excellent early sessions for Roulette Records, and like the rest, done with a group that's overflowing with top-shelf players! Ferguson's definitely got a great ear for putting together an ensemble – because players here include Don Ellis on trumpet, Slide Hampton and Don Sebesky on trombones, and Joe Zawinul on piano – all working strongly alongside some lesser-known talents who are equally great! And although the group is large, there's a definite modern edge to the set – strong writing, unusual timings, and some sharp-edged solos that really make some of the longer tracks bristle. Titles include versions of Benny Golson's "Starfire" and "Night Life", Marty Paich's "Lonely Time", and Slide Hampton's "The Mark Of Jazz" – plus "Oleo" and "Back In The Satellite Again", the latter of which was written by Willie Maiden, one of the tenor players on the date. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesDrums Around The World ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully experimental album from drummer Philly Joe Jones – and one that has just the right sort of "ethnic" feel to earn its "Around The World" title! Mostly, the ethnicity comes through in exotic reed work by Sahib Shihab, Herbie Mann, and Cannonball Adderley – who all play wonderfully on the album – alongside straighter sidemen who include Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell on trumpets, Benny Golson on tenor, and Curtis Fuller on trombone. There's a bit of the Yusef Lateef late 50s sound on here – mixed with Philly's killer crack sock drum approach – a blend that comes off wonderfully throughout, and really makes the album a standout in Philly Joe's catalog from the time. Titles include "Land Of The Blue Veils", "Blue Gwynn", "El Tambores", and "The Tribal Message", which is a nice drum solo! CD also features a bonus take of "Stablemates". CD

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnIt's Magic ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by Abbey – recorded in a mode that's straighter than she'd sound a few years later – less angry, more like other jazz vocalists of the time, but still with that unmistakable Abbey Lincoln quality in the voice! The arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson – using that light angular edge that always makes his work such a great fit for a hip singer – and other players on the set include Kenny Dorham, Curtis Fuller, Jerome Richardson, Wynton Kelly, and Sahib Shihab. Titles include "I Am In Love", "An Occasional Man", "Out Of The Past", "Love", "Little Niles", "Exactly Like You", and "Just For Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffBig Band ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Basie tribute, but a really smoking one – thanks to some hard swinging arrangements from Manny Albam, and plenty of heavy Hammond from the great Jimmy McGriff! The tracks are mostly numbers from the Count Basie songbook of the 50s and 60s, but they're strongly reworked here with a swinging 60s vibe – played with lots of strong horn work in the background, all used as a perfect foil for Jimmy's leaner organ solos over the top! The style's quite similar to other big band organ work of the time – particularly records made by Jimmy Smith in collaboration with Oliver Nelson, or Jack McDuff with Benny Golson – and McGriff's organ comes through nice and clean in the mix, with that sharply fluttering sound that really made him one of the true standouts of the 60s. Titles include "Hob Nail Boogie", "Cute", "Every Day", "Blues Go Away", and "Slow But Sure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBlue Soul (Keepnews collection with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is great, and the set has a nice mix of lyricality and hard bop groove. 9 numbers in all, including "Minor Vamp", "The Head", "Top Shelf", "Blue Soul", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Park Avenue Petite", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Nica's Dream", and "Waverly Street". Contains 3 bonus tracks; "Mirror Vamp (take one)", "Park Avenue Petite (take one)" and "Blue Soul (take two)". CD
(Please note there is a cutout hole through the case.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (aka Moanin) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)
Also available Moanin' (Non-RVG edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyMoanin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! (And in fact, as a tribute to the group's success, the album was initially named Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, but quickly retitled Moanin in this version, after the big hit single!) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Moanin' (Non-RVG edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Ernie HenryLast Chorus ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A fitting title for a wonderful record – the last album issued under the name of altoist Ernie Henry – an amazing 50s player who recorded famously with Thelonius Monk, but only got to make a handful of his own dates before an untimely early death! The posthumous release brings together some unreleased material cut by Henry for Riverside in a few different styles – a hip octet session with Melba Liston on trombone, Benny Golson on tenor, and Lee Morgan on trumpet; a piano-less quartet date cut with Kenny Dorham on trumpet; a session with Monk on piano and Sonny Rollins on tenor; and a quartet date with Wynton Kelly on piano. Titles include "Melba's Tune", "Cleo's Chant", "Ba Lu Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Like Someone In Love", "All The Things You Are", and "Beauty & The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Last Chorus ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Carol VenturaCarol! ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Orchestrations by Benny Golson – on tracks that include "He Lied", "Lazy Johnny", "Think Of Me", "Say No More", "Meditation", "Bye Bye", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (aka Moanin) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Moanin' (Non-RVG edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Lee MorganLee Morgan Vol 3 (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hardest to find of the early Lee Morgan albums on Blue Note – and a very lyrical batch of hardbop tracks, played with a slightly exotic flair! Morgan's group on the date features melodic modernists Benny Golson on tenor and Gigi Gryce on alto sax – both of whom push Morgan past his youthful bop approach into more sensitive areas – especially Golson, who wrote and arranged the tunes on the date with a sublime mix of hardbop and deeper musical ideals! Rhythm is from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – and titles include a great reading of Golson's "I Remember Clifford", plus four other originals by Benny – "Hasaan's Dream", "Domingo", "Mesabi Chant", and "Tip Toeing". CD features a bonus alternate take. CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Edward CzernyPolish Radio Big Bands Vol 1 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 16 – Edward Czerny & His Orchestra 1956 to 1966 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard-swinging sounds from an ensemble who recorded often for Polish Radio in the late 50s and early 60s – a group that's maybe not as modern as some of that scene's jazz talents to emerge later in the 60s, but who definitely know their way around a tune! The group's led by Edward Czerny, and features a very strong reed section – strong work on alto from Zdzislaw Przybyzewski, tenor from Albert Pradella and Adam Kutzner, and baritone from Henryk Rzezniczek – plus three trombones and three trumpets to really give the songs a lot of punch! Czerny wrote a few originals for the group, and they also handle hip work by Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Paul Glass, and others – titles that include "Killer Joe", "Jessica's Day", "Walk Don't Run", "Molo Boogie", "Haven't You Heard", "Question & Answer", "Black Magic", "Hot Beans", "An American In Warsaw", and "Party At The Jazz Club". CD

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✨✧ Curtis FullerSliding Easy ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums you'll ever find by Curtis Fuller – a sweetly modern set that's right up there with his Blue Note LPs! Arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce – and the record's got the feel of some of their great work from the same time – soulful, grooving, but with one ear towards higher ideas and the future of modern jazz! The group includes Lee Morgan on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a cracker of a lineup, working here with Blue Note-like intensity. The record's a great one, with 2 original tracks – "Bit Of Heaven" and "Down Home" – and versions of "CTA", "Bongo Pop", and "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King – with insert. In great shape, save for some light aging on the back.)

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✨✧ Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – both players of Gryce's same postwar generation, and coincidentally recording for Mercury at the same time. Although the groove here is definitely different – less emphasis on the bottom, and more on the top – not just Gryce's wonderfully raspy alto, but also the trumpet of Richard Williams too. All other players are great as well – and Eddie Costa brings in some sweet vibes – in a lineup that also features Richard Wyands on piano, and either Reggie Workman or George Duvivier on bass, and either Walter Perkins or Bob Thomas on drums. Tracks include "Reminiscing", "Gee Blues Gee", "Blue Light", and "Night In Tunisia". CD

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✨✧ Sami SwoiLocust ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sami Swoi is a group, not a guy – a hip Polish ensemble that's led by trumpeter Julian Kurzawa, but which features a strong sound from a trio of reed players too! The album's a live one, and really has the whole group opening up on the first track – a 19 minute "Blues Medley" that includes snippets of compositions by Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter, Nat Adderley, and Eddie Harris – all spun out into this great ensemble piece that has each member soaring out with a solo! Other players include Jan Mlynarczyk on trombone, Waldemar Kowalski on alto and soprano sax, Jerzy Lukaszczyk on tenor and baritone, Andrezj Muzky on tenor and clarinet, Janusz Szprot on piano and electric piano, Jerzy Sorski on guitar, Jan Gonciarczyk on electric bass, and Krzysztof Przybylowicz on drums. The second half of hte album has some shorter tracks, but still worked magically by the group – with this mixture of ensemble energy and solo voice that's a bit like some of the MPS large group sessions from a decade before – especially given the electric energy in the rhythms. Titles include "Cannonbird", "Maids Of Cadiz", "The Locust", "Round Midnight", and "Blues Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Locust ... CD 9.99
 
 
 



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