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✨✧ Ivie Anderson/Helen HumesBlack & White Masters Vol 2 ... LP
Storyville (Japan), Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Great small group work from these two 40s singers! Ivie Anderson sings with her All Stars group – a combo that features Willie Smith on alto, Buddy Collette on baritone, Gene Porter on tenor, and Wilbert Baranco on piano and arrangements – plus a few tracks with Phil Moore's orchestra, and Lucky Thompson on tenor. Helen Humes sings with Buck Clayton on trumpet and Wild Bill Moore on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Gene KrupaGene Krupa Sextet No 3 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Great small combo work from Gene Krupa – one of his excellent sides for Verve during the 50s! Players here include the great Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Bill Harris on trombone – and rhythm is from Teddy Wilson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Krupa on drums – a swinging little unit that keeps plenty of room for warm solo lines in the set! Titles include "Who's Rhythm", "Second Helping Blues", "Bloozy Woozy", "Meddle My Minor", and "Windy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and an index sticker.)

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Cal TjaderNight At The Blackhawk ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Cal Tjader's best late 50s dates for Fantasy Records – thanks to some smoking tenor sax from Jose "Chombo" Silva! The album has Cal working in the very comfortable territory of San Francisco's Blackhawk Nightclub – in a combo that also features familiar players Vince Guaraldi on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, Willie Boby on drums, and Mongo Santamaria on congas – all musicians who'd previously helped Tjader hit some of his best Latin grooves! But the addition of Silva on a few tracks here really makes the set crackle – giving it a gutsy, soulful fee that you don't always get on some of Tjader's other records. Tracks are longish – and titles include the nice original "Bill B", plus jazzy versions of "I Love Paris", "Blue & Sentimental", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in a black & white cover, with light wear and a small stain on the back.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersGigi In Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Much better than you might guess – thanks to a tight combo that features Shorty on trumpet, Bill Holman on tenor, Larry Bunker on vibes, and Pete Jolly on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Harold LandEastward Ho! – Harold Land In New York ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great record – and easily one of Harold Land's best! The session brings Land in from the west coast, and records him in New York with his regular rhythm combo that included the great Amos Trice on piano, Clarence Jones on bass, and Joe Peters on drums. But, added to that quartet is the wonderful Kenny Dorham on trumpet – blowing with a sweetly soulful sound that really opens up the groove – and which sounds wonderful next to Land's raspy edge on the tenor! The tracks are all quite long, and the overall approach is nice and hard, with some mighty fierce solos by Land and Dorham. Titles include "Okay Blues", "So In Love", "Slowly", and "Triple Trouble". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a small worn spot on front and light pencil marks on back, in great shape otherwise.)
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✨✧ Shirley HornLoads Of Love/Shirley Horn With Horns ... CD
Mercury, 1963. Used ... $2.99
2 early albums by the great Shirley Horn – back to back on one CD! On Loads Of Love, Shirley sings some somber ballads over large orchestrations by Jimmy Jones – in a mode that's different from recent work, but which also shows that she's a great singer with a really sensitive style. The groove's not as open as on some of her small combo recordings, but that also brings out a side of Shirley that you don't always hear on record – a committed, honest, slightly sad style that's quite striking, considering that this was one of Shirley's first albums. Titles include "That's No Joke", "Love For Sale", "Ten Cents A Dance", "Who Am I?", "Only The Lonely", and "Wild Is Love". Horn With Horns is hip stuff from Shirley – very mature and swinging jazz, despite any hokiness you might expect from the "with horns" tag. Arrangements are by Quincy Jones, Thad Jones, and Billy Byers – and the set list features some good current numbers, and a bunch of standards, all redone nicely in a 60s sophistijazz style. Tracks include "Wee Small Hours", "That Old Black Magic", "The Great City", "On The Street Where You Live", and "Let Me Love You". CD
(Out of print, a few tracks are highlighted on traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Illinois JacquetSpectrum ... LP
Argo, 1965. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A pretty darn great little album from Jacquet – not his classic work, sure, but a wonderful session with some really great Argo/Cadet aspects! Side one features backing by a largeish group – arranged and led by Bert Keyes, and featuring Billy Butler and Eric Gale on guitars, Buddy Lucas on tenor, and an overall sound that's swinging, 60s, and very groovy. Side two features a hip soul jazz combo, with Russell Jacquet on trumpet and Patti Brown on piano – plus Candido on congas, kicking it up nicely underneath! Tracks are short and catchy, in a soul jazz mode that makes good use of Jacquet's tone – and titles include "Spanish Boots", "Elsie", "Now & Then", "Blue Horizon", "Big Music", and "Black Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Braen/Raskovich/Kema (Alessandro Alessanadroni/Giuliano Sorgini/Giulia De Mutiis)Pawnshop EP ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
A set that's billed as an EP, but which has more than enough funk and fuzz to top much longer soundtracks – thanks to great work from the legendary Braen/Raskovich studio combo! The group are really the brainchild of Alessandro Alessandroni – who plays guitar, bass, sitar, and even sings a bit – and Giuliano Sorgini – who handles drums, Hammond, and lots of percussion – both seasoned sound library maestros in their own right, but really set loose here under the guise of Braen to explore a unique blend of funk and psychedelia! The drums are amazing – truly heavy on most numbers, making for a super-funky set – and the use of moody guitar and sitar is wonderful, with lots of weird, wild shading – but always in a way that keeps things groovy throughout. Titles include "Please Don't Say No", "Carol", and both vocal and instrumental versions of the three tunes "My Shade", "Telegraph Is Callin", and "Laura What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 600 copies. Covers are variable in black and tan versions.)

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Billy TaylorBilly Taylor Trio Vol 1 ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
A flurry of fantastic recordings from the legendary Billy Taylor – material the pianist recorded for Prestige Records in the early 50s – at a time when he was really helping to transform the sound of the piano in jazz! These sides have Taylor showing that a small combo piano date can be just as exciting as a larger set with horns – and in a way, these recordings really helped move the instrument past some of the bluesier modes of 30s small group recordings, or some of the more cocktail-styled sounds of 40s instrumentalists. The trio formation is key to this – a great balance between the excellent bass of Earl May and drums of Charlie Smith – both of whom give things a lot of rhythmic intensity. Tracks on this first volume include "Man With A Horn", "Hey Lock", "Let's Get Away From It All", "Lover", and "All Too Soon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label 50th Street NYC pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch on one side. Cover has light wear and some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Leonard KingLater Then Is Latter Now (3CD set) ... CD
Uuquipleu, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic overview of the many strong jazz contributions that drummer Leonard King has brought to the Detroit scene from the 70s onward – as a musician who both continues the earlier spirit of righteous groups and soulful combos in that city! The package features unissued material from a variety of different groups that King led or performed with over the span of 20 years – material that's different than other CDs he's issued by these acts – and which, taken together, really blow us away with the scope of sounds in the mix, almost all of them deeply spiritual, and often quite funky. The 3CD set features almost two full discs of work by the excellent Strata Nova ensemble – plus more from The Imports, Synchron, Oopapada, Trinidad Sanchez, and Ron Allen – with players who include Glenn Myrick and Faruk Z Bey on tenor, Ron English on guitar, Pamela Wise Harrison and Billy Wooten on piano, and Harold McKinney on piano and vocals. Those musicians really tie the set back to older Detroit experiments on the Tribe Records and Strata labels – and titles include "We Gone Baby", "Pay Toilets", "Flor Y Canto", "For Black Poets Who Think Of Suicide", "Coming Nations Fanfare", "Moors", "Hijack", "Walkin With Dave & Rodney", "Libra's Longing", "Drums For Ali", and "Funkytaneously". CD

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✨✧ New York Art QuartetNew York Art Quartet ... CD
ESP, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever on the legendary ESP label – and a key session in the best "new thing" mode of the 60s! The New York Art Quartet were a short live collaboration between trombonist Roswell Rudd, saxophonist John Tchicai, bassist Lewis Worrell, and percussionist Milford Graves – but their legacy in this one album is almost greater than that of other combos who recorded more frequently at the time. The sound is similar to the best "spacious" groups of the new thing years – such as the Archie Shepp/Bill Dixon work, or some of the looser sides by the New York Contemporary Five – a group that featured Shepp and Tchicai. Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) makes a key guest appearance on the title "Black Dada Nihilismus" – reciting his writings alongside the group's somber instrumental musings – and other titles include "Short", "Rosmosis", and "No 6". CD
(Remastered digipack edition.)

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