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Tony Bennett & Bill EvansTogether Again ... LP
Improv, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great second pairing of this hip team – further proof that Tony Bennett was a hell of a jazz singer when he wanted to be! Titles include "You're Nearer", "Lonely Girl", "You Must Believe In Spring", "Two Lonely People", and "The Bad & The Beautiful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has waviness from moisture.)

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Tony Bennett/Bill EvansTony Bennett Bill Evans Album ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1975. Used ... $2.99
If you've ever doubted the real jazz sensibility of Tony Bennett, then this is an album to change your mind – because Tony's working here in a marvelously unadorned setting – with only the piano of Bill Evans to back him up! The record's a rare gem from years after Bennett was cracking the pop charts, but was willing to pull back to the jazz of his roots – and the session's equally rare for Evans, who rarely worked with vocalists at this point in his career. The simplicity of the album is its strength – and together, the pair really sound tremendous – slightly faltering at times, but in a way that exposes a sense of humanity you might not find in other records, especially those by Bennett. Titles include "When In Rome", "Some Other Time", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", and "Young & Foolish". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill Evans5 Original Albums (Explorations/Waltz For Debby/Moonbeams/Interplay/At Shelly's Manne Hole) (5CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $25.99
A great package – 5 wonderful albums from Bill Evans, all in tiny LP-styled sleeves! Explorations features the Bill Evans trio with Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – a near-perfect lineup that forever raise the bar for jazz piano expression! The title here is certainly apt – because even though many of the tunes are shortish, Evans has a sense of exploration in the way he's approaching the keys – one that still retains some of the lyrically rhythmic traces of his first few records – but which also glides forth into territory that was virtually untapped on record for the time. The revolution here is so subtle, it's easy to miss from the perspective of our generation – but give it a few listens, and the record will open up beautifully! Titles include "Israel", "Haunted Heart", "Elsa", "Nardis", and "I Wish I Knew". Waltz For Debby is an incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both players who could shake free from conventional rhythmic roles in a piano trio, yet who also support Evans' lyrically modal playing here beautifully! The tracks are a bit longer than Bill's studio sides from the time, allowing for even more magical interplay on the keys – and titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", "Some Other Time", and "Milestones". Moonbeams is a very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". Interplay is a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall on guitar – alongside rhythm players Percy Heath on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – already a unique enough match for Evans' talents! The pairing of Evans and Hall has been beautifully documented on other records – and sounds equally great here – but the real treat is Freddie Hubbard's horn, which often lays back on most of the tracks, then bursts in with a brashness that really ignites some of the tunes! Titles include "When You Wish Upon A Star", "You & The Night & The Music", "I'll Never Smile again", "You Go To My Head" and the Evans original, "Interplay". At Shelly's Manne Hole is a great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight". CD

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Bill EvansAlternative Man ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Bill EvansBill Evans Album ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good ... $7.99
A pretty sublime album from Bill Evans – one that has him playing both Fender Rhodes and Steinway, overdubbed together, for an effect that's laidback and completely wonderful! The Fender Rhodes was a natural choice for Evans – given his fluid lyrical style, and on this set (and on his equally great record for MGM) Bill opens up with an approach that really suits him well. Each track features him shifting back and forth between electric and acoustic modes, dancing from one to the other in a way that makes the instruments come together beautifully – supported by some incredibly soulful bass work by Eddie Gomez, and drums by Marty Morrell. Titles include "Sugar Plum", "Funkallero", "Waltz for Debby", "TTT", "Re: Person I Knew", and "Comrade Conrad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index sticker on back.)

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio – Live August 9, 1980 – Norway – The Molde Concerts ... LP
Somethin Cool (Japan), New Copy ... About June 19, 2019
Late live work from the legendary Bill Evans – and a wonderful demonstration of the way he kept on growing over the years, even in this final stretch of his time on the planet! Evans plays here in a very well-recorded setting – a double-lengthy concert recorded by Norwegian Broadcasting – with a trio that features Mark Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – both wonderfully subtle players who really let Bill take the lead! Evans works here with these angular blocks of color and tone – almost a nod back to all the folks who'd been influenced by him and emerged in the 70s – as a display that Evans can still see these shapes clearer than anyone else, and put them together in a sublime tapestry of sound with effortless ease! Things are plenty tuneful throughout – but served up with this core approach that's breathtaking – and which makes even the final years of Evans such a revelation. Titles include "Tiffany", "MASH", "Up With The Lark", "But Beautiful", "Knit For Mary F", "Nardis", and "Your Story". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio – Live October 28th, 1966 – Norway – The Oslo Concerts ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), New Copy ... About June 19, 2019
... CD

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio – Live October 28th, 1966 – Norway – The Oslo Concerts ... LP
Somethin Cool (Japan), New Copy ... About June 19, 2019
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio Live ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... $12.99
Warmly wonderful live work from Bill Evans' mid 60s run for Verve – a record that was originally recorded in 1964, but sat in the can until the early 70s – then just quietly issued on the market with a bit less fanfare! That somewhat subtle history shouldn't mark the album, though – as it's a wonderful demonstration of Evans at his lyrical best – working perfectly in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums – both players who really share Bill's sense of sound on the set. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "What Kind Of Fool Am I?", "Round Midnight", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Nardis", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "How My Heart Sings", and "The Boy Next Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and some light stains on the back.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio With Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Tremendous work from Bill Evans – one of his rare non-trio sides of the 60s – and a stunning batch of tunes with backings from the mighty Claus Ogerman! Most of the tunes here are of classical origin, but they're recast by Evans and Ogerman with almost a soundtrack sensitivity – Bill's piano up front, moving spaciously at very much its own pace – none of the too-virtuoso styles of other 60s jazz-meets-classical players. And Ogerman's backings are also great too – hardly ever strong, and more just light shading amidst the notes of Bill's piano – beautifully sliding in to bring a nice level of warm to the tunes. Titles include a sublime reading of "Pavane", plus the tracks "Granadas", "Time Remembered", "Blue Interlude", "Elegy", and "My Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has aging inside the gatefold.)

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Bill EvansEvans In England – Live At Ronnie Scotts ... CD
Resonance, 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
Bill Evans at the end of the 60s – sounding really wonderful here in a set of unreleased live recordings from London! Bill's got the fantastic Eddie Gomez here on bass – who really gets plenty of space to stretch out on the long tracks that make up most of the set – and Evans himself is very well-recorded, with a strong ear for that sense of tonal color that makes just about every pianistic choice from this period feel so completely unique! Marty Morell is on drums – as ever, a master of understatement, which really lets us fall in love all over again with Gomez and Evans – and the set features 18 tracks all recorded at Ronnie Scott's club in Soho, in December of 1969 – titles that include "So What", "Very Early", "Sugar Plum", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Waltz For Debby", "Round Midnight", "Elsa", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Turn Out The Stars", "Goodbye", "Re Person I Knew", and "Two Lonely People". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his early powers here – working with a straightforward rhythm combo that features Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but still hitting those beautifully fluid, beautifully spacious lines that set his playing apart from most who'd come before him. Tracks include 3 solo numbers – "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece", and the very short "Epilogue" – plus trio tracks "Night & Day", "Minority", "Tenderly", and "Oleo". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Jazz Wax DMM pressing.)

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Bill EvansGreen Dolphin Street (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1959/1962. Used ... $9.99
Lost Bill Evans material from his tremendous early run on Riverside Records – sessions recorded in 1959, but unreleased to the public for many years! The core of the record features Evans working with Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones both rhythm players that Bill interacted with while working in the Miles Davis group, and a strongly-voiced team to echo the sense of space and timing that was the particular Evans touch in the early days. Why these tracks never came out is a real mystery to us – because Bill's still very much at the top of his game, despite having not liked the material at the time of recording – and the Chambers/Jones rhythm section give the tunes a very solid focus throughout. Titles include "You & The Night & The Music", "My Heart Stood Still", "On Green Dolphin Street", "How Am I To Know", and 2 takes of "Woody N You". Added to that number is a really surprising bonus – a 1962 recording of "Loose Bloose", done with Jim Hall on guitar and Zoot Soms on alto – making for one of those rare non-trio dates by Evans! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansHighlights From Turn Out The Stars – The Final Village Vanguard Recordings June 1980 ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Bill EvansNew Conversations ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A wonderful late 70s albums from Bill Evans – showing a further evolution of his solo piano/overdub approach! New Conversations is a record that follows strongly on the format of Bill's famous "Conversations" sessions for Verve in the 60s – and like those dates, it features the pianist playing alongside himself, thanks to the magic of overdubbing. But unlike those, this one also features a bit of electric piano too – picked up from the Left & Right years, and played alongside the acoustic piano in a shimmering sort of sound that's really great. The tones are tremendous – almost more open and fluid than in any Evans trio dates of the time – and the whole thing's got a ringing quality that's as much about sonic textures as it is about melody. Titles include "Song For Helen", "I Love My Wife", "For Nenette", "Maxine", "Nobody Else But Me", "After You", and "Reflections In D". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition One ... CD
Elektra/Warner, 1979. Used ... $3.99
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too hard, but letting each tune unfold organically in waves of sound few other players could conjure up! Trio musicians include Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and titles on this first volume include "Quiet Now", "My Romance", "Noelle's Theme", "I Loves You Porgy", and "Up With The Lark". CD
(Out of print, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition Two ... CD
Elektra, 1979. Used ... $6.99
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too hard, but letting each tune unfold organically in waves of sound few other players could conjure up! Trio musicians include Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – and titles on this second volume include "Nardis", "Laurie", "34 Skidoo", "Letter To Evan", and "Gary's Theme". CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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Bill EvansPeace Piece & Other Pieces ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1958/1959/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Nice Milestone 2-fer collected and remastered in 1975, of the Riverside LP Everybody Digs Bill Evans, an unreleased trio side and one outtake from the Interplay sessions. The first set finds Bill in his typical piano trio setting, joined by Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones, but has several of his moody piano solos, the other format that he really shined in: "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece" and Epilogue". The rest of the set bounces along nicely, with the light feel we dig so much about his trios, as does the later half of the LP, which is with Paul Chamber and Phily Joe. The last piece, "Loose Bloose", is a different take than the one included onteh Interplay 2-fer Milestone issued around this time, with Zoot Sims and Jim Hall in a not-often-heard quintet setting, that works surprisingly well. Also includes "Oleo", "Young & Foolish", "You And The Night And Music" and "Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansSolo Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Milestone, 1963. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansTime Remembered (Conception/Time Remembered) ... CD
Milestone, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Bill EvansTokyo Concert ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great live date from Bill Evans – one of his essential sides of the 70s, even if you've already got a bunch of other Evans live material! We know what you're thinking: "Do I have this one? Seems to be a lot of tunes here that I've got on other Evans recordings." But take it from us, this set's a real winner – beautifully recorded despite a larger venue performance in Tokyo – and captured with all the grace, poise, and gentle-flowing genius of Evans in his best better-known live dates – a real antidote to some of the other 70s live albums that might have been better left unissued. Everyone's at the top of their game here – Eddie Gomez on bass with those round warm tones, Marty Morrell on drums with his simple spare rhythms, and Evans himself with a sound that's bold then quiet then bold then soft – beautiful throughout, and really setting fire. Titles include "My Romance", "Yesterday I Heard The Rain", "Mornin Glory", "Up With The Lark", "When Autumn Comes", "TTTT", "Gloria's Step", and "Hullo Bolinas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing. Cover has light edge wear.)

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Bill EvansWe Will Meet Again ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the few larger group Bill Evans sessions from the later years – an album that features sax and flute from Larry Schneider and trumpet from Tom Harrell – in addition to core trio instrumentation from Bill on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums. The added horns really make the session sparkle – and although those players aren't on every number in the record, when they do show up they really help change the sound nicely from overly familiar Evans trio modes. Bill plays a bit of electric piano on the set – especially beautifully on the track "Only Child" – and other titles include "Comrade Conrad", "Peri's Scope", "We Will Meet Again", "Bill's Hit Tune", "Laurie", "Five", and "For All We Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. The set includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill Evans & Eddie GomezIntuition ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great pairing, heard perfectly here – on titles that include "Show Type Tune", "Invitation", "Blue Serge", "Are You All The Things", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Evans & Jim HallIntermodulation ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $4.99
A magnificent follow up to the Undercurrent album from the team of Bill Evans and Jim Hall – and like that one, a set that features amazing interplay between piano and guitar! Hall's guitar has never sounded better – and in the airy company of Evans, it takes on many of the same qualities as on his famous late 50s recordings in the Jimmy Guiffre trio. Bill's work is great too – almost more tonally focused than before, with perfectly chosen notes that resonate beautifully in this very spare space. Titles include "Jazz Samba", "All Across The City", "Angel Face", and "Turn Out The Stars". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A legendary set from the team of guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Bill Evans – both already wonderful players on their own, but really hitting a magical sort of space here together! The record is a classic in understatement – the inevitable meeting of two players who'd both made a career out of saying more with less – and both Evans and Hall manage to make this special sort of sound when working together in such a space – spare, but never short on ideas – filled with color and tone, but never overdone. The tracks are long and dreamy, and the piano/guitar lines seem to float in the air, suspended on naught but idea and imagination. Titles include a very nice version of "Skating In Central Park", plus "Dream Gypsy", "Romain", and "Darn That Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label stereo pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy/Simple Matter Of Conviction ... CD
Verve, 1962/1966. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Bill Evans & Toots ThielemansAffinity ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A beautiful pairing – the keyboards of Bill Evans and harmonica of Toots Thielemans – presented here in a space that marks the record as one of the best from both players in the 70s! Some tunes are sad and blue, and very spare – others a bit more upbeat and lyrical, almost taking us back to Bill's more sprightly modes of the early 60s – and the clear, clean sound offers up the best tones from both players in a perfect space. Other musicians include Marc Johnson on bass, Eliot Zigmund on drums, and Larry Schneider on flute, tenor, and soprano sax – and Evans plays a bit of electric piano in addition to acoustic, something we always love! Titles include "I Do It For Your Love", "The Days Of Wine & Roses", "Jesus' Last Ballad", "The Other Side Of Midnight", "Blue & Green", and "Tomato Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan Getz & Bill EvansChick Corea/Bill Evans Sessions ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Excellent 60s work by Stan Getz – featuring two of his greatest sessions ever! One disc features some of Getz's best straight jazz of the 60s – played in a perfectly matched quartet with Bill Evans on piano, a perfect choice for Getz's lyrical soulful tone at the time. Titles include "Funkallero", "Melinda", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Night & Day". The other disc features the classic Sweet Rain LP – a totally solid jazz album, with a quality level that was hardly ever matched by Stan again! The tracks are all long, sweeping, and very spiritual – and the group's a soulful batch of freer players (Chick Corea, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate), who really open Stan up, and drive him to give out some of the best solos of his careers. All tracks are long, and the album includes an amazing version of Corea's "Litha", plus the cuts "Windows", "Con Alma", and "O Grande Amor". One of our favorite jazz albums ever – no fooling! LP, Vinyl record album
(Polydor pressing.)

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Stan Getz & Bill EvansStan Getz & Bill Evans – Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Verve, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Excellent 60s work by Stan Getz – tunes recorded in 1964, but not issued at the time, thanks to a flurry of bossa nova craziness! The pairing of Getz and Bill Evans is a wonderful one here – as both players are at their warmest, and working with a wonderful sense of tone throughout – Stan, slightly lyrical at times – and Bill, with some slight brooding undercurrents that really add some depth to the set. The rest of the group features either Ron Carter or Richard Davis on bass, plus Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Funkallero", "Melinda", "Grandfather's Waltz", "My Heart Stood Still", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Vital Vinyl series!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole (XRCD pressing) ... CD
Riverside/JVC, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight" and the bonus track "All The Things You Are". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his early powers here – working with a straightforward rhythm combo that features Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but still hitting those beautifully fluid, beautifully spacious lines that set his playing apart from most who'd come before him. Tracks include 3 solo numbers – "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece", and the very short "Epilogue" – plus trio tracks "Night & Day", "Minority", "Tenderly", and "Oleo". Includes the bonus track "Some Other Time". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Everybody Digs Bill Evans ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansSince We Met ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansTrio '65 ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best Bill Evans trio sessions on Verve – recorded with a group that features Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, both perfect accompanists for Evans in his exploration of unusual rhythms and lyrical tones on the keys! Both players have a dancing quality that goes far beyond strict rhythmic timekeeping – and this approach opens up Evans' solos in to a freer mode than on some of his stiffer 60s sets. The result is a wonderful album that really transforms the tunes – as you'll hear on the set of tracks that include "Round Midnight", "Israel", "Elsa", and "How My Heart Sings". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansWaltz For Debby (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both players who could shake free from conventional rhythmic roles in a piano trio, yet who also support Evans' lyrically modal playing here beautifully! The tracks are a bit longer than Bill's studio sides from the time, allowing for even more magical interplay on the keys – and titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", "Some Other Time", and "Milestones". CD features 4 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansWaltz For Debby (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both players who could shake free from conventional rhythmic roles in a piano trio, yet who also support Evans' lyrically modal playing here beautifully! The tracks are a bit longer than Bill's studio sides from the time, allowing for even more magical interplay on the keys – and titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", "Some Other Time", and "Milestones". Features bonus tracks – "Porgy", plus alternates of "Waltz For Debby", "My Romance", and "Detour Ahead". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work. Includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. The set includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD

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✨✧ Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An open-ended live date from Bill Evans – recorded at the auspicious venue of Town Hall, but recorded with a warmth that matches Evans' smaller club sessions of the 60s! The sound here is possibly a bit more focused and direct than some of the moodier, mellower Evans live records – well pointed at the start, but then moving into some gentler chromatic modes as the set moves on – all with gentle accompaniment from Chuck Israels on bass and Arnold Wise on drums. Titles include trio versions of "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", 'Who Can I Turn To" and "Make Someone Happy" – then Evans takes a 13 minute solo turn, dedicating a suite to the memory of his father! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Bill EvansLive At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark recording – but never issued properly until this reissue! This rare live set was recorded in New York in 1959, and it features the unusual pairing of Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh with the Bill Evans trio of the time – Bill on piano (natch), Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Paul Motion on drums. Evans' warm, round lyricism is quite striking here – much more different backing than we're used to hearing behind Konitz and Marsh, although still with enough modern tones to make them feel right at home. There's a darkly brooding feel to the best numbers here, and most tracks stretch out far past the 5 minute mark – making for a 12 track set that offers over 90 minutes of music! Titles include "Lennie Bird", "April", "Just Friends", "Palo Alto", "317 E 32nd", "It's You Or No One", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", "Lennie-Bird", and "How About You?". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans TrioNirvana ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet set of tracks that goes way beyond the usual Herbie Mann album! Herbie's playing with Bill Evans' trio that included Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums – and the group's got a nice groove that, while not exactly modal, still hits a nice open-ended stretch that works well with Mann's flute – and creates some great exotic-tinged sounds! In a way, the whole album sounds a bit like some sort of 70's soul jazz flute album – nice and airy, a little bit righteous, and very different for both Evans and Mann – and tracks include "Nirvana", "Cashmere", "Gymnopedie", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light aging.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansMomentum – Stadsschouwburg Groningen, The Netherlands 1972 – Vol 1 ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Magical live material from Bill Evans in the early 70s – a double-length collection that showcases a time when Evans had an especially fluid, open touch on the keys of the piano! The group here features the great trio with Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morell on drums – and unlike some other live Evans albums of this nature, which tend to mike the piano more than the rhythm, this one really has all three points of the trio coming out strongly together – especially Gomez' wonderfully rich, round tones on the bass. Titles include on this first volume include "Re Person I Knew", "Elsa", "Emily", "Turn Out The Stars", and "Quiet Now". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansTurn Out The Stars – Live At Ronnie Scott's ... CD
Dreyfus, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansMarian McPartland's Piano Jazz – Conversation & Music As Heard On National Public Radio ... CD
Jazz Alliance, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Bill PottsJazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A stone cooker – and one of the best versions of Porgy & Bess recorded in a jazz format! It's a slightly-forgotten fact that at the time of the big late 50s film version of Porgy & Bess, there was a bit of trouble with the soundtrack – so the market was flooded with other versions of Gershwin's score in a hope to fill the void. This is one of the best of that bunch – a very well-done set of tunes arranged and conducted by Bill Potts, recorded with a strong set of soloists that include Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Charlie Shavers, Bob Brookmeyer, and Harry Edison. Tracks are the usual batch of Porgy & Bess numbers – "I Loves You Porgy", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "My Man's Gone Now", "A Woman Is A Sometimes Thing", "Summertime" – all woven together wonderfully in a rich tapestry of sound, with some particularly evocative solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe limited edition pressing, #A 8, with booklet. Cover has a half split top seam and some surface wear.)

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VariousGoin Up The Country – Recorded In Louisiana & Mississippi By David Evans ... LP
Rounder, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Great field recordings from the 60s – with work by Jack Owens, OD Jones, Mager Johnson, Cornelius Bright, LV Conerly, Arzo Youngblood, Herb Quinn, and Boogie Bill Webb! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Manny Albam, Bill Russo, Teo Macero, & OthersSomething New, Something Blue ... CD
Columbia/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
The cover of this one makes it look like a no-name leaderless session, but this one actually features some great work by some very hip players! Half the album features vibist Teddy Charles leading a group of modernists that includes Hal McKusick, Frank Socolow, Bill Russon, Bob Brookmeyer, Mal Waldron, and Donald Byrd – on tracks that have a bluesy base, but a bit of an edge to them. The other half features Manny Albam leading a combo with Al Cohn, Teo Macero, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, and Eddie Costa. The session was done to showcase the talents of 4 of the best modern arrangers of the late 50s – Manny Albam, Bill Russon, Teo Macero, and Teddy Charles – all of whom contribute some great charts to a set of tracks that includes "Swinging Goatsherd Blues", "East Hampton Blues", "Blues In The Night", "Night Crawlers", and "Blues For Amy". CD
(Out of print, please note that the booklet is included but the pages are stuck together from water damage.)

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Chris AndersonInverted Image ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Nice and rarely seen trio side from under-recorded Chicago pianist Anderson. He plays here with Bill Lee and either Walter Perkins or Philly Joe Jones on drums, in a trio that made the core of the rhythm section on Frank Strozier's excellent Jazzland date, Long Night. The group is in fine form here, running through both standards and originals, and though Anderson's name isn't as well known as many other pianists, it ought to be, and he was no stranger to other Windy City jazz greats such as Johnny Griffin. Imagine a cross between Bill Evans and Elmo Hope, and you might get a picture of where he's coming from, though Anderson's voice is all his own, weaving some nice sinuous lines on a set that leans heavily on ballads here, including "You'd Be Nice To Come Home To", "My Funny Valentine" and the originals "See You Saturday" & the title track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing with deep groove. Cover has some stains and flaking on the bottom 2 inches.)

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✨✧ Count Basie with Tony BennettBasie/Bennett – Count Basie & His Orchestra Swings/Tony Bennett Sings ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the coolest, grooviest Tony Bennett albums you could ever hope to buy – a really wonderful album that features backings by the Count Basie band, in the best swinging mode of their Roulette Records years! Tony always had a lot of jazz in his sound, but this album's a really special one – and quite different than the gentler territory of his later jazz efforts with Bill Evans – instead a record that really pushes that strong vocal range that Bennett always had on his pop singles of the 50s, but refocuses the sound towards a deeper Basie mode. Arrangements are by Ralph Sharon, Tony's usual accompanist – but the sound is pure Basie all the way through! Titles include "Life Is A Song", "Plenty Of Money", "Strike Up The Band", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "Growing Pains". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color bar pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a DJ stamp.)

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Jean Paul BrodbeckExtra Time ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2017. Used ... $6.99
The first we've heard of Jean-Paul Brodbeck – a really great pianist, and one with a strong sense of color – using an approach that takes us back to that strong moment of French jazz piano creativity about 20 years back! The group here are well-balanced, but the piano's always in the lead – working as much as a source of color and light as much as a musical force – given warm support by Lukas Traxel on bass and Claudio Struby on drums – both musicians who've maybe seeped up a Bill Evans trio tradition, but give things more of their own punch. Brodbeck may well be one to watch in coming years – but in the meantime, you'll have plenty to open your ears to here – on titles that include "Requiem Of A Song", "Song For The Ancestors", "Im Strom Der Gezeiten", "The Night Comes Soon", and "Return/No Return". CD

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Miles DavisDecoy ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $12.99
The decoy here might be in the rhythms, which are often electric, but still played live – handled by Robert Irving III on many tracks, with a cool 80s fusion sound that's mighty nice! The style of the album's a nice change from the Miles groove of the 70s – a bit leaner, with almost a Weather Report influence at times, but far less jamming – and still prone to the darker tones that always make Davis' music of these later years surprisingly good. Al Foster handles acoustic drums on some tracks, and other players include Bill Evans on soprano sax and Mino Cinelu on percussion – on titles that include "Decoy", "Robot 415", "Code MD", "Freaky Deaky", "What It Is", "That's Right", and "That's What Happened". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisJazz At The Plaza Vol 1 ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A great lost live set – recorded in 1958 during that pivotal time when Miles was working with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The whole thing's a great example of how the group could hold up the perfection of Kind Of Blue in a live setting – and the long tracks include "Jazz At The Plaza", "If I Were A Bell", and "Oleo". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jazz At The Plaza Vol 1 ... LP 14.99

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Miles DavisJazz At The Plaza Vol 1 ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1958. Used ... $8.99
A great lost live set – recorded in 1958 during that pivotal time when Miles was working with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The whole thing's a great example of how the group could hold up the perfection of Kind Of Blue in a live setting – and the long tracks include "Jazz At The Plaza", "If I Were A Bell", and "Oleo". CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)
Also available Jazz At The Plaza Vol 1 ... LP 14.99

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Miles DavisJazz At The Plaza Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great lost live set – recorded in 1958 during that pivotal time when Miles was working with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The whole thing's a great example of how the group could hold up the perfection of Kind Of Blue in a live setting – and the long tracks include "Jazz At The Plaza", "If I Were A Bell", and "Oleo". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Back cover has light aging.)
Also available Jazz At The Plaza Vol 1 ... CD 4.99

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Miles DavisJazz Track ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Sealed ... $19.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing on Doxy.)
Also available Jazz Track (with bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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Miles DavisJazz Track (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Poll Winners Records, Late 50s. Used ... $7.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time. Poll Winners edition includes 3 bonus tracks from a 1956 session with Sonny Rollins. CD
Also available Jazz Track ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue (Original Master Recording) – 2LP 180 gram 45 RPM ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $79.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edititon #11989.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
Also available Kind Of Blue ... LP 29.99

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Miles DavisStar People ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Miles Davis in the early 80s – but still sounding pretty darn great, and somehow managing to take some of his best elements from the 70s and refine them into a slightly more focused groove! The tracks here are shorter than before – no side-long jams at all – but they definitely bristle with slight undercurrents of noise, and have some unbridled rhythms that make for a good sense of energy. Added to these are a few more (then) contemporary touches – a very slight update of Miles' older funk, but never in a slick or commercial way – and still cerebral enough to show the world that Davis wasn't selling out late in the day. Miles plays a bit of keyboards in addition to trumpet – and other players include Bill Evans on saxophones, John Scofield on guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Titles include "Come Get It", "It Gets Better", "Speak", "Star People", "U N I", and "Star On Cicely". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisWe Want Miles ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Well, it's not the Plugged Nickel or electric Japan in the 70s – but this is a surprisingly great 2LP set of live work by Miles from the early 80s – recorded in New York and Boston, with a lively full-on concert sort of feel! The group features Marcus Miller on bass, Bill Evans on soprano sax, Al Foster on drums, Mike Stern on guitar, and Mino Cinelu on percussion – and the tracks are long tunes, done with a bit of electricity, and sort of a joyous approach overall. Titles include "Kix", "My Man's Gone Now", "Jean Pierre", "Fast Track", and "Back Seat Betty". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack DeJohnetteNew Directions ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A seminal statement from drummer Jack DeJohnette – a musician who'd already made a pretty big impact in the years before this set – but who really seemed to take off with his New Directions group on ECM! Every player in the lineup is a key sonic pioneer on their instrument – John Abercrombie on guitar, with his great sense of color and tone – Eddie Gomez on bass, with that soundshaping ability he developed with Bill Evans – trumpeter Lester Bowie, really finding a voice here away from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and drummer DeJohnette, beautifully set free in territory far beyond standard rhythm! The mix of all four musicians is wonderful – and still quite fresh after all these years, despite how many folks might have tried to copy the approach – on titles that include "Dream Stalker", "Where Or Wayne", "Silver Hollow", "One Handed Woman", and "Bayou Fever". CD

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Joao GilbertoAmoroso (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A warmly intimate album from Joao Gilberto – one that has the singer and guitarist in the same special space as his wonderful albums from the early 70s - a bit more sophisticated than the bossa years, but equally personal throughout! The set was co-produced by Helen Keane – who was bringing real magic to the records of pianist Bill Evans at the time – and music is by a core combo that includes American jazz musicians Ralph Grierson on keyboards and Grady Tate on drums – with some additional larger arrangements from Claus Ogerman, but used in a way that never clutters up the sound at all. Instead, Joao sounds beautiful right up front in the mix – with those sublime raspy vocals, and perfectly-placed lines on acoustic guitar – on titles that include a fabulous reading of "Estate", plus Jobim's "Wave" and "Zingaro", and the tracks "Caminha Cruzados", "Tin Tin Por Tin Tin", and "Besame Mucho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Woody HermanGiant Steps ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good ... $1.99
Genius 70s work from Woody Herman – funky big band with electric touches, served up on a range of wonderful tunes! Woody's still at the helm of the group on saxes and clarinet – but as with other Fantasy and Cadet albums, the real thanks here goes to arrangers – who include Bill Stapleton, Alan Broadbent, Tony Klatka, and Richard Evans – who's making a brief post-Cadet appearance here to serve up a fierce version of his classic "First Thing I Do" – a jazzy reworking of the Joyce Williams tune, done here with a nice break, wah-wah guitar, and a real badass soundtrack style! Rhythm players include Joe Beck and Ray Barretto – and the whole album's great throughout. Titles include "Think On Me", "A Child Is Born", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "First Thing I Do", "Giant Steps", and a great take on Chick Corea's "La Fiesta", complete with electric piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bobby Hutcherson, Karin Krog, Archie SheppLive At The Festival ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1970/1972/1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A very interesting batch of tracks – one tune apiece by each of the artists named in the title, recorded between the years 1970 and 1973 at the Festival Ljublijana, in Yugoslavia. Bill Evans performs a long, and straight reading of Miles Davis' "Nardis" with a trio that includes Eddie Gomez on bass and Tony Oxly on drums; Karin Krog sings a spare version of "Round Midnight", with only the bass of Arild Andersen for accompaniment; and Archie Shepp blows freely on a version of Grachan Moncur III's "Sonny's Back", in a group with Dave Burrell, Don Garrett, and Muhammad Ali. Perhaps the most striking track, though, is "The Creators" by Bobby Hutcherson – played with his group that included Harold Land and Hal Galper, and performed in an 18 minute reading that builds beautifully, into the dancing soul jazz sound that was Hutcherson's best contribution to jazz at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalComplete Live At The Pershing Lounge 1958 (But Not For Me/Jamal At The Pershing Vol 2) ... CD
Argo/Gambit (Spain), 1958. Used ... $9.99
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and the CD features both volumes of this historic set, a total of 20 tracks in all. Titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", "Billy Boy", "All The Things You Are", "Woody N You", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "It's You Or No One", and "No Greater Love". Also features the bonus single version of "Poinciana". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettStandards Live ... CD
ECM, 1985. Used ... $5.99
After the success of Jarrett's Standards Trio recording, he revisits the format with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette – the first ever live recordings of this incredible trio in action! Like the studio recordings, this set features roomy, lyrical readings of standards, in a way, reminiscent of classic Bill Evans approaches to similar material – with a relaxed, moody spin on the proceedings. The tried-and-true material is given fresh life by the players, who roll from a looser dynamic with each player having their moments, to some tighter interplay in the heart of the tunes – and the appreciative French audience helping with the mood! 6 numbers: "Stella By Starlight", "The Wrong Blues", "Falling In Love With Love", "To Young To Go Steady", "The Way You Look tonight" and "The Old Country". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee KonitzYou & Lee – Lee Konitz Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful lost session from Lee Konitz – one that has him blowing beautifully over larger backings penned by Jimmy Giuffre – all done with that great blend of modern and swing that Jimmy was bringing to his best work of the 50s! Bill Evans and Jim Hall provide support in the rhythm section, using their fluid styles of piano and guitar to gently swing the tunes without pushing too much on the bottom – so that Lee's flowing solos on alto are allowed to glide majestically over the top! The Konitz presented here is a rare one, and an extremely charming player who's more concerned with tone and soul than on some of his other more modern outings of the time. Titles include "I Didn't Know About You", "You Are Too Beautiful", "The More I See You", "Everything I've Got Belongs To You", and "You're Driving Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing.)

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Mieczyslaw KoszMieczyslaw Kosz – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 10 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Here's a pianist you probably don't know at all – and one you definitely can't pronounce – but we bet you'll really be loving the music of Mieczyslaw Kosz after you've heard this set of solo performances for Polish radio from the late 60s! Kosz has a style that's somewhat conventional, but also hints at some of the new lyricism that was opening in the music of late 60s American players like Steve Kuhn or the young Keith Jarrett – kind of the immediate influence of Bill Evans, but already going somewhere else – especially with the sense of many vectors of music that seem to flow effortlessly from Mieczyslaw's hands. There's a number of original tunes in the set, but even the familiar tunes are very fresh – and the recording quality is excellent throughout. Titles include "Rosemary's Baby", "Les Parapluies De Cherbourg", "Illusion", "Before The Storm", "It's Late", "Question", "Yesterday", "Laura", and "Departure". CD

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✨✧ Gary McFarlandThis Is Gary McFarland – The Jazz Legend Who Should Have Been A Pop Star (CD & DVD) ... CD
Century 67, 1965/2014. Used CD & DVD ... $15.99
A lost treasure from the great Gary McFarland – a never-heard live recording, matched here with a beautiful documentary on his too-short life! The live performance is wonderful – a small combo date in a Seattle nightclub in the mid 60s – with a very groovy group that features Sadao Watanabe on tenor and flute, Gabor Szabo on guitar, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Joe Cocuzzo on drums – all working at a level that's like some of Gary's best music of the time for Impulse and Verve! McFarland's vibes are wonderful throughout, and ring out beautifully next to the guitar – and the inclusion of Watanabe is a great surprise, and adds in some slight bossa elements to the music too. Titles include McFarland's classic "Pecos Pete", plus "Hard Day's Night", "Train Samba", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "From Russia With Love", and an "Unknown Latin Number". The DVD is great, too – and includes the story of Gary's brief but wonderful career, his mysterious death, and his continuing legacy in music – with vintage footage that includes Stan Getz playing with McFarland, and appearances by Phil Woods, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, and many other folks who worked with Gary. CD
(Out of print, DVD is All Region, NTSC coded.)

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John McLaughlinBelo Horizonte ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Beautiful later work from guitarist John McLaughlin – a record that moves heavily into a Brazilian-inspired vibe – not necessarily in the actual style of the music, but more in the sunny spirit that embraces the whole session! The album was recorded in Paris with airy backing that includes keyboards by Katia Labeque and Francois Couturier, saxes from Francois Jeanneau, and guest guitar from Paco De Lucia – but the overall direction of the set is fiercely dominated by McLaughlin's fluid work on acoustic guitar, still standing strong here even with the electric touches in the instrumentation. Titles include "Waltz For Katia", "La Baleine", "Very Early (For Bill Evans)", "One Melody", "Belo Horizonte", and "Stardust On Your Sleeve". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusEast Coasting ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of Charles Mingus' excellent albums for the Bethlehem label – recorded during that magical year of 1957, a real turning point in his career! There's a sharpness here to Mingus' musical vision that hadn't shown up in previous years – a refinement of ideas expressed for Savoy and Prestige on previous sessions, drawn with tighter tension, and a bolder sense of spirit and emotion throughout. The group's a well-chosen batch of modernists – with Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, and the surprising addition of Bill Evans on piano – sounding a fair bit bolder here than elsewhere. Titles are almost all Mingus originals with a great balance of modern structures and freer solo moments – and tracks include "Conversation", "West Coast Ghost", "Fifty First Street Blues", "East Coasting", and the sublime "Celia", which Mingus and Hadi performed in the film Shadows by John Cassavettes. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing on Affinity.)

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Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth ... LP
Impulse (Czech Republic), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! LP, Vinyl record album

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Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth (80s pressing) ... LP
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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George RussellNew York, New York ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
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
(Maroon label mono pressing with deep groove. Back cover has light surface wear.)

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Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing separately, with backing from a rhythm trio – split into two for each half of the album, with Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes handling side one; and Evans, Tommy Williams, and Art Taylor on side two. Tunes are short, but include deft demonstrations of the solo talents of each player – and titles include "Judy", "Alone Together", "Going, Going, Gong", "Trixie", "This Could Be The Start Of Something", "Georgia On My Mind", "I Concentrate On You", and "Just For A Thrill". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny YoungI Can't Keep My Foot From Jumping ... LP
Bluesway/ABC, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An unusual set – given that Johnny Young plays his blues on mandolin – in a quartet with Louis Myers on guitar, Richard Evans on bass, and Bill Warren on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousJazz Giants Play Harold Arlen – Blues In The Night ... CD
Prestige, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
Music from Red Garland, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Joe Pass, Milt Jackson, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Art Pepper, Bill Evans & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJump For Joy/Julian Cannonball Adderley & Strings ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1955/1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 early experiments by Cannonball Adderley – both of which feature him as the main soloists in front of larger backings! Jump For Joy is an interesting early side by Cannonball that captures him before he'd really found his voice – and when the folks at Mercury still didn't really know what to do with him. The record's a tightly arranged set of tracks from Duke Ellington's musical "Jump For Joy" – with arrangements by Bill Russo, and small group playing that includes Emmett Berry, Bill Evans, Barry Gabraith, Jimmy Cobb, and a small string section. The sound's actually quite haunting – and Cannon's alto solos remind us more of some of the best "with strings" soloing heard on Verve in the early 50s than they do his later soul jazz classics on Riverside or Capitol. That's ok with us, though – because the session's still got a lot to offer in that respect, and Cannonball handles the solos wonderfully! Titles include "Bli Blip", "Just Squeeze Me", "Nothin", and "The Tune Of The Hickory Stick". Cannonball & Strings features Adderley's beautifully edgey alto sliding nicely through a set of standards conducted by Richard Hayman. The album's not as strikingly emotive as other Verve "with strings"outings – such as the Charlie Parker & Strings sessions – but it is a great platform for the youthful Cannonball to do more than wail in a soul jazz kind of way, and it unlocks a much more thoughtful, introspective side of his playing not usually heard on record. A nice divergence from the usual – with titles that include "I Cover The Waterfront", "Two Sleepy People", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", and "Street Of Dreams". CD features 22 titles in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie CostaGuys & Dolls Like Vibes ... CD
Verve/Coral, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget the theme of this one – because the album's a lot hipper than you'd expect! Sure, it's one of those "jazz meets showtunes" albums – in this case, tunes from Guys & Dolls – but the group's a sharply modern one, and features the vibes of Eddie Costa in a quintet that includes Bill Evans on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – a lineup you can definitely expect to do way more than usual with the tunes! The Evans/Motian axis is especially strong, and frees the tracks from their usual readings – bringing Costa into territory that he rarely hits on record this well – a totall great sound on longish titles that include "Adelaide", "Guys & Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "I'll Know", and "Luck Be A Lady". CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
Also available Kind Of Blue ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Great Jazz TrioChapter II ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second part of a great Japanese-only session recorded in 1980 – one that features a later edition of the Great Jazz Trio – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Al Foster on drums, next to piano by usual group member Hank Jones! The set's got a hipper feel than usual for the group – partly because Jones plays Fender Rhodes on part of the record, and partly because Gomez's work on bass gives the proceedings a warm and soulful sound – that deep-flowing groove we first came to love in Eddie's work with Bill Evans and Jeremy Steig. Foster's drums are great too – and have a sense of sharpness that changes the Great Jazz Trio sound nicely. Titles include "Peedlun", "Light Listened", "Duplex", "Just Before Dawn", and "Sublime". CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP
Argo, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where Jamal was clearly wowing the crowd with his amazing talents on the piano. The groove here is sublimely fluid and soulful – clearly the next wave of expression on the piano in the 50s, and as important to the Chicago scene as Bill Evans was to that of New York at the time. The recording quality is wonderful – clear enough to capture the subtleties of Crosby's amazing bass, and the lightly tippling sound of Fournier's drums – and titles include a classic extended reading of "Poinciana", plus "What's New", "But Not For Me", and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dark blue label stereo Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Hal McKusickCross Section Saxes ... LP
Decca, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work from Hal McKusick – one of the greatest modern sax talents of the 50s, heard here in a set of impeccably-arranged tunes! McKusick's work on the album rivals that of better-known 50s modernists like Jimmy Guiffre and Lee Konitz – both of whom are clearly an influence on Hal's sound for the set, especially Guiffre, who's represented here by three different arrangements of tunes, all of which show his marked talent for making multiple horns come together magically! Other arrangers featured are Ernie Wilkins and George Russell – both of whom bring in different flavors to the session, but still allow McKusick to work in a tightly-arranged horn format, along with players that include Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Frank Socolow, Barry Galbraith, and Paul Chambers. Titles include "Whisper Not", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Stratusphunk", "Yesterdays", "The End Of A Love Affair", "Sing Song", and "La Rue". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusEast Coasting ... CD
Bethlehem/Avenue, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Charles Mingus' excellent albums for the Bethlehem label – recorded during that magical year of 1957, a real turning point in his career! There's a sharpness here to Mingus' musical vision that hadn't shown up in previous years – a refinement of ideas expressed for Savoy and Prestige on previous sessions, drawn with tighter tension, and a bolder sense of spirit and emotion throughout. The group's a well-chosen batch of modernists – with Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Clarence Shaw on trumpet, and the surprising addition of Bill Evans on piano – sounding a fair bit bolder here than elsewhere. Titles are almost all Mingus originals with a great balance of modern structures and freer solo moments – and tracks include "Conversation", "West Coast Ghost", "Fifty First Street Blues", "East Coasting", and the sublime "Celia", which Mingus and Hadi performed in the film Shadows by John Cassavettes. CD reissue also features bonus alternate takes of "East Coasting" and "Memories Of You". CD
Also available East Coasting ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFusion ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer productions pressing with the microphone logo.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth (profile cover) ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)
Also available Blues & The Abstract Truth ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersTheory Of Art (aka A Night In Tunisia – RCA) ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A reissue of one of Blakey's best non-Blue Note sides from the late 50s, a killer album that sports a great lineup of the Jazz Messengers that included Jackie McLean, Johnny Griffin, Bill Hardman, Sam Dockery and Spanky DeBrest. The three of them sparkle and shine with the sort of brilliance that Blakey's leadership brings to the group, and they wail their way through a 13 minute long reading of "Night In Tunisia", with excellent solos all around, and the other cuts "Theory Of Art", "Couldn't It Be You?", "Evans", and "Off The Wall". This reissue adds the bonus number "Social Call" recorded for RCA at very nearly the same time, but with a larger group that features Wynton Kelly in place of Sam Dockery, plus the addition of Lee Morgan, Sahib Shihab, Melba Liston and Cecil Payne in the horn section. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wolfgang Dauner TrioDream Talk ... LP
CBS (Germany), 1964. Near Mint- Trifold ... Out Of Stock
An early session from German pianist Wolfgang Dauner – one with a sound that's every bit as great as you'd expect from the title! The "dream talk" component here is one that comes from Dauner's gentle, yet modern approach to the keys – one that's clearly learning lessons from 50s modernists like George Russell or Bill Evans, but which is stretching out here in some of the bolder freedoms of the European scene at the time – a precursor to later modes on MPS and Saba, but performed here with a bit more careful restraint. The record's nicely free from some of the overindulgences of some of Dauner's 70s sides, and is an acoustic effort throughout – extremely imaginative, with a "set free" quality that's also never too "out", nor too full of itself – a bit like the best early recordings by Steve Kuhn. Wolfgang's approach to the keys is nothing less than revelatory – and he receives well matched accompaniment from bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Fred Braceful. Titles include "Free Fall", "Dammerung", "Soul Eyes", "A Long Night", "Dream Talk", and "Bird Food". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Bellaphon. Labels have small notation stickers.)

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✨✧ Jack DeJohnetteNew Directions ... LP
ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A seminal statement from drummer Jack DeJohnette – a musician who'd already made a pretty big impact in the years before this set – but who really seemed to take off with his New Directions group on ECM! Every player in the lineup is a key sonic pioneer on their instrument – John Abercrombie on guitar, with his great sense of color and tone – Eddie Gomez on bass, with that soundshaping ability he developed with Bill Evans – trumpeter Lester Bowie, really finding a voice here away from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and drummer DeJohnette, beautifully set free in territory far beyond standard rhythm! The mix of all four musicians is wonderful – and still quite fresh after all these years, despite how many folks might have tried to copy the approach – on titles that include "Dream Stalker", "Where Or Wayne", "Silver Hollow", "One Handed Woman", and "Bayou Fever". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover is stained and wavy at the bottom.)
Also available New Directions ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Dick Garcia (Richie Garcia)Message From Garcia (red cover) ... LP
Dawn, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the few sides ever cut as a leader by guitarist Dick Garcia – and a record that's maybe as noteworthy for the work of its leader as it is for the presence of some very hip sidemen! The album's one of those late 50s outings that features Bill Evans on piano, from a time when he wasn't just leading his own groups – and other musicians include the great Gene Quill on alto sax, whose breathy talents always completely win us over – as well as pianist Terry Pollard, a female musician from Detroit who's most famously worked with Dorothy Ashby. Garcia gets plenty of space upfront to do his thing, and also contributed some nice originals to the record – which also features shifting instrumentation on just about every track. Titles include "The Deacon", "Potatoes", "Like Someone In Love", "If I'm Lucky", and "Kimona My House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear around the edges, but looks good on the front and back. Front cover has a small "Downbeat jazz critics poll" sticker.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesHere & Now ... LP
Contemporary, 1965. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from that hip 60s period when Hampton Hawes was really stretching out his sound – building on his already-great style of the 50s, by adding in more complex lines and unusual tones – creating far more depth in his music than ever before! In a way, there's a bit of a Bill Evans quality to the record – that contemplative love of sound that always made Bill's records so great. Yet Hawes is definitely his own man on the date too – because he also breaks out with bolder moments than Evans ever would have done – letting some of his older LA groove come into play with his newer ideas, in blend that holds us rapt with attention throughout. Rhythm players are great too – Chuck Israels on bass and Donald Bailey on drums – and titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "Dear Heart", "Rhonda", "Chim Chim Cheree", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split spine & some light wear.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! CD
(Verve Originals pressing. Cover has a light slice mark.)
Also available Blues & The Abstract Truth ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Ray RussellTurn Circle ... CD
CBS/Vocalion (UK), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible debut from guitarist Ray Russell – easily one of the most inventive British jazz talents at the end of the 60s! Although some of Ray's later work was often quite far out, this set is wonderfully up-close and personal – almost the same equivalent to jazz guitar as Bill Evans' albums of a decade before were to piano – given Russell's inventive tone, technique, and sense of spacing! Most of the rhythms are in a modal-inspired style – and Ray stretches out brilliantly with these free-thinking, single-line solos that never fail to amaze us. Rhythm is by the trio of Roy Fry on piano, Ron Matthewson on bass, and Alan Rushton on guitar – and most of the tunes are originals by Ray, plus a few well-suited choices from other contemporary jazzmen. Titles include "Footprints", "Bonita", "Peruvian Triangle", "Sombrero Sam", "The Fry & I", and the suite "A Day In The Working Life Of A Slave Of Lower Egypt". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie Costa QuartetGuys And Dolls Like Vibes ... CD
Decca (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Forget the theme of this one – because the album's a lot hipper than you'd expect! Sure, it's one of those "jazz meets showtunes" albums – in this case, tunes from Guys & Dolls – but the group's a sharply modern one, and features the vibes of Eddie Costa in a quintet that includes Bill Evans on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – a lineup you can definitely expect to do way more than usual with the tunes! The Evans/Motian axis is especially strong, and frees the tracks from their usual readings – bringing Costa into territory that he rarely hits on record this well – a totall great sound on longish titles that include "Adelaide", "Guys & Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "I'll Know", and "Luck Be A Lady". CD

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✨✧ Eliot Zigmund QuartetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Eliot Zigmund has been having a bit of a revival in recent years, and this tight little live set is a illustration of the drummer at his best – as Zigmund can play with a sharp crackle when needed, but also lay back and let the space fill with his bandmates at other moments! That latter quality is one that Eliot had strongly when working with Bill Evans – but he's maybe a lot more mature and dynamic here – really working warmly alongside the piano of Allen Farnham, bass of David Kingsnorth, and some especially nice soprano sax from Matt Garrison – whose arcingly soulful lines are a real highlight of the set! As with other Smalls Live dates, the presentation is wonderful – the group comes through in very sharp focus, but without any sense of effort at all in the production process. Titles include "The Glide", "9 Doyers Street", "You'll Know When You See Her", "Remediation", "Re Person I Knew", and "Time Remembered". CD

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✨✧ VariousBuzzsaw Joint Cut 5 – Sophisticated Savage ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare, raw tracks in the best sort of mode we've come to expect from the Stag-O-Lee label – the kind of sounds we've really been digging on their 10" vinyl compilations, but presented here in support of the Buzzsaw Joint club night in London! The tracks are all from the start of the 60s, and all from rare pieces of 45rpm vinyl – work by artists working in a rough blend of blues, R&B, swamp rock, and other rough-edged styles from the time. Titles on this 5th volume include "Jungle Love" by Bill Springer, "Look What You Do To Me" by Stick Evans, "Desert Caravan" by The Starfires, "Zei Gezunt" by Don Schraier Rocktet, "Toot Over" by Blues Blenders, "Get Lost" by The Metallics, "Hawaiian People Eater" by Jimmy Uke & His Islanders, "Certingly I Do" by Doodie Woo, "El Lobo" by The Demons, and "Screw Driver" by Rhythmaires. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJump For Joy ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An interesting early side by Cannonball that captures him before he'd really found his voice – and when the folks at Mercury still didn't really know what to do with him. The record's a tightly arranged set of tracks from Duke Ellington's musical "Jump For Joy" – with arrangements by Bill Russo, and small group playing that includes Emmett Berry, Bill Evans, Barry Gabraith, Jimmy Cobb, and a small string section. The sound's actually quite haunting – and Cannon's alto solos remind us more of some of the best "with strings" soloing heard on Verve in the early 50s than they do his later soul jazz classics on Riverside or Capitol. That's ok with us, though – because the session's still got a lot to offer in that respect, and Cannonball handles the solos wonderfully! Titles include "Bli Blip", "Just Squeeze Me", "Nothin", and "The Tune Of The Hickory Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear and a small split in the top seam.)
 
 
 



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