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Erroll Garner/Billy TaylorSeparate Keyboards ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s. Used ... $4.99
A Savoy piano two-fer featuring small group work by Errol Garner and Billy Taylor. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Separate Keyboards ... LP 4.99

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Erroll Garner/Billy TaylorSeparate Keyboards ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Good ... $4.99
Includes a side's worth of material from each pianist – with Garner titles including "Cottage For Sale", "Rosalie", "Stairway To The Stars", "September Song" and more; and Taylor songs including "Mad Monk", "Solace", "Misty Morning Blues" and more, with sidemen including Al Hall, Jimmy Crawfor, John Hardee, Milt Page, John Simmons, and Shadow Wilson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Vinyl has heat damage and plays with noise. Cover has a cut corner and some seam splits.)
Also available Separate Keyboards ... CD 4.99

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Billy TaylorBilly Taylor – Jazz Pianist (Savoy) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $43.99
Very unusual material from this famous pianist – given that the group here features John Hardee on tenor sax and Milt Page on organ! Titles include "The Bug", "Misty Morning Blues", "Solace", "Monk's Mood", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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Billy TaylorBilly Taylor Trio Vol 2 ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... $43.99
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 second volume include "That's All", "Nice Work", "Surrey With The Fringe On Top", "Cool & Caressing", "Tenderly", "Bird Watcher", and "B.T.'s D.T.'s". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label 50th Street NYC pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has splitting and a bit of tape on the bottom seam, and a small address sticker in a top corner.)

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Billy TaylorJazz At Storyville – Billy Taylor Trio Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Roost, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Rare Roost sides from Billy Taylor – recorded with a unique combo that features Charles Mingus on bass and Marquis Foster on drums! Mingus' bass tones are extremely pronounced in the set – bolder and more aggressive than we're used to hearing with Taylor at the time – and Taylor himself is nicely open on the keys, and plays with a hard left hand touch at some points. Titles include "Laura", "All The Things You Are", "Lady Bird", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "I'm Beginning To See The Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorRight Here, Right Now! ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the best Billy Taylor albums of the 60s – thanks to some great big band backing by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's touch was golden at this point, and he could make just about any instrumentalist swing like a hammer – which is what he does with Taylor on this album, taking his normally flowery keyboard style, and holding it in place with some extremely tight orchestrations. Tracks are a mix of soul jazz groovers and jazzy pop tunes – and titles include "Soul Sister", "That's Where It Is", "Stolen Moments", "Freedom", "A Lot Of Livin To Do", and "I Wish I Knew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Dimensions In Jazz pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and a Dimensions In Jazz sticker.)

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Billy TaylorTen Fingers One Voice ... CD
Arkadia, 1998. Used ... $5.99
Billy Taylor on piano. CD

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Billy Taylor TrioBilly Taylor Trio Featuring Candido (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Fair ... $4.99
Some of the best work you can get from Billy Taylor – and some of the earliest too! Taylor's 50s trio with Earl May and Percy Brice is augmented by conga work by the great Candido – and this addition brings a lot of fire to the group, giving Taylor's normally safe style a harder percussive edge. Proof of this can be found in the classic reading of "Mambo Inn", one of those Latin piano tunes that's been a jazz dance classic for years. Other tracks include "Love For Sale", "A Live One", and "Bit Of Bedlam". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Vinyl has marks, and plays with some clicks and crackles. Cover has heavy wear, with wide tape over split seams and a torn bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Billy Taylor Trio & Fred TillisAmong Friends ... CD
HDP, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Billy Taylor on piano, Fred Tillis on tenor & soprano saxes, Bob Thomas on drums & Victor Gaskin on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorBilly Taylor Trio ... CD
Prestige, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Billy Taylor on piano, Earl May on bass & Charlie Smith on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorBilly Taylor Trio Featuring Candido ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the best work ever from pianist Billy Taylor – and some of the earliest too! Taylor's 50s trio with Earl May and Percy Brice is augmented here by conga work by the great Candido – and this addition brings a lot of fire to the group, giving Taylor's normally safe style a harder percussive edge – one that really makes the whole set groove nicely! Proof of this can be found in the album's classic reading of "Mambo Inn", one of those Latin piano tunes that's been a jazz dance classic for years – and other tracks are great too, and include "Love For Sale", "A Live One", "Bit Of Bedlam", "Declivity", and "Different Bells". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorBilly Taylor With Four Flutes ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great change of pace for Billy Taylor – and one of the most striking sessions he made in the 50s! As you'll guess from the title, the record features Taylor's piano along with four flutes – played by Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Bodner – working here both in group formation, and in solo mode – fluttering nicely with a cool jazzy sound that really prefaces lots of use of the instrument in the 60s! Another added bonus on the record is added congas from Chano Pozo on most tracks, making for a groovy Latinesque bounce. Titles include "Blue Shutters", "One For The Woofer", "The Song Is Ended", "Back Home", "No Parking", and "Lady Be Good". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorMy Fair Lady Loves Jazz (Impulse pressing) ... CD
Impulse, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great take on the score to the hit show My Fair Lady – heard here in one of the best jazz interpretations from the time! Billy Taylor really gets a great setting for the music here – one that moves past the more familiar small group takes on the tunes, and features soaring large group backings arranged by a young Quincy Jones! Jones really knows how to keep things groovy, and free from cliche – allowing plenty of space for Taylor to step out in fluid solos in the frontline, but also featuring lots of great horn work from players that include Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Don Elliott on Mellophone, Ernie Royal on trumpet, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, and Anthony Ortega on both alto and tenor! Titles include "Show Me", "Get Me To The Church On Time", "The Rain In Spain", "With A Little Bit Of Luck", and "On The Street Where You Live". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
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Cecil Taylor/Buell NeidlingerNew York City R&B ... LP
Candid, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An early 60s session by Cecil Taylor for Candid, and a record that's one of our favorites by him from the early years! Despite the seemingly odd use of the term "R&B" in the title, the record's actually got a sound that's a bit more soulful than usual for Cecil, with surprising use of blue chords and deep rhythms that make for tunes with a different feel at points – yet a groove that's still as modern as you might expect from Taylor! Neidlinger was actually the leader on this session, which we think wasn't issued except for the Jazzman and Barnaby series that dug through the Candid vaults some years after this it was recorded – so they took advantage of Taylor's greater notoriety when they cooked up the packaging. Other sidemen include Archie Shepp, Billy Higgins, Dennis Charles, Clark Terry, Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd. 4 numbers in all, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Cell Walk For Celeste", "OP", and "Cindy's Main Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Barnaby pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ted TaylorSomebody's Always Trying ... LP
Mr R&B (Sweden), Late 50s/Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A late 80's compilation of some of the greatest work ever recorded by Ted Taylor – done as a string of sessions in Chicago, New York, and Nashville for Okeh Records. Taylor's a singer with a wonderful voice – one that was more famously tuned towards bluesier work later in his career, but which is hear heard coming off an initial run in doo wop – in a mix of modes that includes both Chicago and southern soul styles! Production is by Carl Davis, Billy Sherrill, and others – and no matter what the setting Taylor's vocals are incredible – crackling with a sense of emotion and soul that made him one of the singers to match at the time, even if his Okeh years never yielded that many hits. 18 songs in all, including "Since You're Home", "Be Ever Wonderful", "Hold Me Tight", "She's A Winner", "That Happy Day", "Someday (I Know, I Know", "My Darling", "If It Wasn't For You", "Top Of The World", "Somebody's Always Trying", "Try Me Again", "It Ain't Like That No More", "You've Been Crying", "Dancing Annie", "So Hard", "You Give Me Nothing To Go On", "Can't Take No More", and "Long Distance Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWild Thing – The Songs Of Chip Taylor ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A much-needed look at songwriter Chip Taylor – best-remembered for penning the Troggs' classic "Wild Thing", but the man behind some other wonderful work of the 60s as well! As you'll hear in this wonderfully-collected set, Taylor's tunes found plenty of welcome ears in both the rock and soul sides of the music spectrum – no surprise, as his songs often have a timeless, personal quality that we'd rank right up there with the work of Jimmy Webb – although most of Chip's compositions are often a bit more playful as well! As with others in the "songwriter" series from Ace, this volume presents the material with rich track-by-track notes, label scans, and vintage photos – a very detailed look at Taylor's tunes, with titles that include "I Can't Let Go" by Evie Sands, "Country Girl City Man" by Billy Vera & Judy Clay, "Sneakin Up On You" by Peggy Lee, "Picture Me Gone" by Madeline Bell, "Is That You" by Arthur & Mary, "Welcome Home" by Walter Jackson, "Son Of A Rotten Gambler" by The Hollies, "Wake Up John" by Little Eva, "Tommy" by Reparata & The Delrons, "My Johnny Doesn't Come Around Any More" by Debbie Rollins, "His True Love For You" by Al McCarther, "Make Me Belong To You" by Barbara Lewis, "Any Way That You Want Me" by Tina Mason, "Try Just A Little Bit Harder" by Lorraine Ellison, and "I Want The Real Thing" by Chip Taylor himself. CD

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✨✧ Cecil Taylor, Charles Tolliver, Grachan MoncurDedication Series Vol VIII – The New Breed ... LP
ABC/Impulse, Mid 60s/1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A two LP set from the 70s collecting some excellent "new thing" avant jazz moments from the Impulse vaults – including unreleased tracks from Charles Tolliver and Grachan Moncur! The first side features the Cecil Taylor Unit performing three numbers that were released on Gil Evans' Into The Hot LP, "Bulbs", "Pots" and "Mixed", featuring Archie Shepp, Jimmy Lyons, Henry Grimes, Sunny Murray,Ted Curson and Roswell Rudd. The remaining three sides were recorded live in 1965, and a couple of the tracks made it onto the Impulse LP The New Thing. There's two numbers from Charles Tolliver performing alongside James Spaulding, Bobby Hutcherson, Cecil McBee and Billy Higgins, "Brilliant Corners" and "Plight", Grachan Moncur performing "The Intellect" and "Blue Free" in a quartet that features Bobby Hutcherson, Cecil McBee and Beaver Harris and Archie Shepp's "Hambone" finding him alongside Marion Brown in a nice, large-ish group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but vinyl is great!)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorJumpin' Punkins ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pretty well peak era material from pianist Cecil Taylor – doing his thing with incredible line up of jazz greats on a couple NYC dates from early 1961! A couple of the pieces here are pure magic – we're especially loving the bits where Cecil is kind of hitting the keys heavily, spurring the players from a comfortable, measured gait into something a bit more feral, but it never busts wide open, creating a dynamic tension. The cream of the crop are on board, including Clark Terry, Roswell Rudd, Steve Lacy, Archie Shepp and Billy Higgins. The numbers mostly run north of 8 minutes, for a nicely loose, lingering groove, and titles include "Jumpin' Punkins", "OP", "O Forgot" and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". CD
(Original CD pressing – out of print!)

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Don ByasChronogical Don Byas 1946 ... CD
Classics (France), 1946. Used ... $19.99
With Billy Taylor, Max Roach, Beryl Booker, Peanuts Holland, Tyree Glenn, Sanford Gold, Teddy Brannon & Fred Radcliffe. CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins & His Orchestra 1954 ... LP
Jazztone/Musidisc (France), 1954. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great collection of the obscure recordings that Hawk did for the Jazztone label in the mid 50s – sides that were not well packaged at the time, and often get confused with other work recorded for different labels. The tracks capture Hawkins at a wonderful period in his career – almost lost between eras, but playing with a sound and tone that demand immediate attention – and which have a timeless quality that we love even more than his earlier work. There's some slight touches of the modern edge that Hawk would pick up more at the end of the 50s – but mostly, the dominant approach is one that features lush and soulful tenor work – almost perfect, with nary a note out of place! Players include Billy Taylor, Milt Hinton, and Joe Jones on the core group – plus Emmett Berry and Eddie Bert on about half of the album. Titles include "Blue Lou", "If I Had You", "Get Happy", "Just You Just Me", "Cheek To Cheek", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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Isaac HayesSpirit Of Memphis – 1962 to 1976 (4CD set – plus bonus 7 inch single) ... CD
Stax/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD & 7 inch ... $46.99 59.99
An incredible tribute to the genius of Memphis Soul legend Issac Hayes – one that's overflowing with unreleased material, and presented in a totally cool package! The set's shaped like a 7" single box – and is book-like, with very detailed notes by Stax historian Robert Gordon, alongside page after page of vintage photos and other cool images, too. And inside some of the pages are 4 super-cool CDs – each of which has a different theme that further exposes Ike's genius! CD1 is titled "Soul Songwriter Soul Producer" – and features two dozen tracks that Hayes handled for Stax/Volt – material by The Astors, Danny White, David Porter, Floyd Newman, Johnnie Taylor, Charlie Rich, Judy Clay, The Charmels, Soul Children, Billy Eckstine, The Emotions, Ruby Johnson, and others. CD2 is titled "Volt & Enterprise Singles" – and features all the 7" tracks released by Isaac Hayes during his time on those labels – including two tracks done as a duet with David Porter, two more as Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads, and even a rare Radio Spot too! Things really get interesting on CD3, titled "Cover Man" – which features those cool, long extrapolations of other folks' songs that Hayes pioneered on his albums – but included here with unreleased material too. There's a great never-heard take on "Windows Of The World" – plus unreleased PUSH Black Expo material from 1970 – live takes on "Ten Commandments Of Love", "Just Want To Make Love To You/Rock Me Baby", "I Stand Accused", and "Stormy Monday". CD4 is maybe the coolest of the bunch – titled "Jam Master", with those long grooves that Ike did in the studio while putting together records. Almost all the tracks on CD4 are previously unissued – including "You've Made Me So Very Happy", "Black Militant's Place", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Do Your Thing (extended jam)", "Groove A Thon (extended jam)", and "Hung Up On My Baby (extended jam)". And if all that isn't enough, the set even comes with a cool 7" replica of Ike's first single for the Youngstown label – "Laura We're On Our First Go-Round". CD

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Teddi KingNow In Vogue (plus Miss Teddi King & Round Midnight) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Three rare Storyville albums from singer Teddi King – all packaged up here in a cool Japanese paper sleeve set! First up is Now In Vogue – one of a number of great small group sessions done by singer Teddi King for the Storyville label – nicely relaxed, with backing from a septet that features Billy Taylor on piano, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Nick Travis on trumpet, and Gene Quill on alto! The Storyville approach really brings out the best in Teddi's vocals – as the easy-going nature of the record has King sounding a bit more grown-up and adult than before – singing lines in a slightly sultry style, yet still with some of the bird-like notes heard on other albums. Taylor's piano adds a nice grounding to the record – and titles include "Old Folks", "Why Do You Suppose", "I'm In The Market For You", "You Hit The Spot", "Something To Live For", and "Like A Ship Without A Sail". Miss Teddi King is great early work from vocalist Teddi King – a set that's got a lot more dark corners and moody moments than some of her later work! The group here is nice and small – a quartet that features Ruby Braff on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and Milt Hinton on bass – all of whom accompany Teddi with a nicely sensitive sound – often augmenting her trilling vocals with some nicely blue tones of their own. The tracks are all familiar ones, but they're done in a mellow late nite feel that really gives them a new life of their own. Titles include "I Saw Stars", "New Orleans", "Love Is A Now & Then Thing", "It's The Talk of the Town", "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan", and "It's All In The Mind". Round Midnight features vocals as dark as they are lovely – a sublime early set from singer Teddi King, served up in a style that's nicely perched between two decades of jazz! There's a moody, intimate feel here that really takes us back to an earlier era – a bit in the way that Lee Wiley often does at the same period, with a sound that's almost timeless, yet never outdated. The only backings here are piano from Beryl Booker – and in a way, the record's almost a duet outing between Teddi and Beryl, with a wonderfully intimate feel overall. Tracks include "Round Midnight", "What's New", "I Concentrate On You", "Little Girl Blue", and "It Never Entered My Mind". CD

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Krystall Klear & The BuellsReady For The 90s ... LP
K2B2, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Marty Krystall on tenor, Warren Gale on trumpet, Buell Neidlinger on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – with guests Cecil Taylor on piano and Dennis Charles on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with two ink stamps on back.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlier Parker Plays Cole Porter – Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Charlie Parker takes on the music of Cole Porter – with results that make for some of his most classic moments at Verve! Parker's horn is as hard-bitten as always, but it's also working here in a slightly lyrical vibe – one that brings out the warmth that Charlie could have at just the right moments – that sense of soul that made his contribution to jazz one of the more formative sounds of the century! Porter's music takes on tones that we might never have expected – especially in some of the album's alternate versions, which give key proof that Bird was always working out new ideas with each new solo. The group features Walter Bishop on piano, Billy Bauer or Jerome Darr on guitar, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Roy Haynes or Art Taylor on drums – on titles that include "Just One Of Those Things", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Love For Sale", and "I Love Paris. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stimulated stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Don RedmanFor Europeans Only ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1946. Used ... $12.99
A live large group session from Don Redman & His Orchestra featuring Don Byas, Billy Taylor, Peanuts Holland, and vocals by Inez Cavanaugh. Tracks are a mostly standards plus a few originals by Redman including "Chant of the Weeds", "Frantic Atlantic", " Dark Glasses". CD

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Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan In Hi Fi ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Sarah's few albums for Columbia – and quite possibly the best, thanks to some great small group backing, heard on 8 of the album's 12 tunes! The group's a really great one – with Miles Davis on trumpet, Benny Green on trombone, Buddy Johnson on tenor, Tony Scott on clarinet, Mundell Lowe on guitar, and Billy Taylor on piano – all of whom get some surprising solo space on the album, and make the record one of Sarah's best jazz outings of the 50s. The remaining tracks on the set have a lusher ballad style, but are still quite nice – and titles include "Mean To Me", "Goodnight My Love", "Can't Get Out Of This Mood", "East Of The Sun", "Pinky", "Ooh Whatcha Doin To Me", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams held with old tape and some aging.)

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Lester YoungImmortal Lester Young ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A collection of earlier sides that Young recorded for Savoy, released after his death, and featuring various small groups that include such players as Freddie Greene, Count Basie, Junior Mance, Roy Haynes, Billy Taylor, and Cozy Cole. Tracks include "Blues N Bells", "Ghost Of A Chance", "These Foolish Things", "Exercise In Swing", "Ding Dong", and "June Bug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has light wear, a small peeled spot from tape removal at the spine, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Lester YoungMaster's Touch ... CD
Savoy, 1944/1949. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rare Savoy album that compiles sides cut previously for the label by Pres – all apparently during the late 40s years, with players that include Roy Haynes, Junior Mance, Billy Taylor, Cozy Cole, Harry Edison, Buddy Tate, and others. Tracks are offered in master takes, and alternate ones – and titles include "Ghost Of a Chance", "Tush", "Circus In Rhythm", "Exercise In Swing", "Basie English", and "Salute To Fats". Great cover, too – with a guy painting a portrait of Pres! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBest Big Band Jazz – Classics From The 1950s (10CD box set) ... CD
Intense (Germany), 1950s. Used 10CD ... $24.99
Not your usual public domain compilation of random big band tracks but actually a sweet collection of twenty orchestra and large groups albums by Billy Taylor, Art Farmer, Gil Evans, Louis Bellson, Stan Kenton, Marty Paich, Count Basie, Pete Rugolo, Duke Ellington, George Russell, and others. Yes, the packaging is a little skimpy, but the music is great! CD

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VariousComplete HRS Sessions (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 6CDs ... $84.99
124 tracks in all – all late 30s/early 40s recordings from the HRS label, mostly issued initially on 78s! Includes groups led by Harry Carney, Joe Thomas, Jimmy Jones, Sandy Williams, Billy Taylor, Rex Stewart, Brick Fleagle, Buck Clayton, Trummy Young, Russell Procope, and JC Higginbotham. CD
(Out of print. Box lid has some light wear, but the rest of the package is nice.)

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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – and instead, these are tracks that show the very deep penetration of sounds from Havana – at a level that has the rhythms emerging in soul, hardbop, R&B, and even more standard blues material! The CD divides the music up into three different CDs, each with a different theme – one that looks at rumba in jazz music, another the influence of the mambo, and the third the range of slower Cuban rhythms well into the 60s. Titles include "Dem Tambourines" by Don Wilkerson, "Cuba Doll" by Lloyd Glenn, "Summertime" by Red Saunders, "Soony Roony" by Slim Gaillard, "De Laff's On You" by Louis Jordan, "Conga Brava" by Duke Ellington, "I Come From America" by Chris Powell, "Jock A Mo" by Sugar Boy Crawford, "Woke Up This Morning" by BB King, "Fool Burro" by Mabel Scott, "Cu-Blue" by Billy Taylor, "Arabian Love Call" by Art Neville, "Out Of Nowhere" by Cal Tjader, "I've Waited So Long" by Eddie Cochran, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Mambo Hop" by Oscar Saldana, and "Mambocito Mio" by Illinois Jacquet. CD

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VariousElvis Presley Connection Vol 1 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
A great look at the Elvis Presley universe – not sounds by the King himself, but music that first inspired his creations – and other songs that have contemporary artists inspired by the records that Presley was releasing during the early years of his career! The collection is fantastic – a great sideline to the famous sounds of Elvis and Sun Records – and there's a really great range of material included throughout, all supported by very detailed notes that really show the thought and care that went into the selection of tracks. The whole thing is as vibrant and colorful as the image on the cover – and titles include "All Shook Up" by David Hill, "Just Because" by The Shelton Brothers, "Baby Let's Play House" by Vince Taylor, "King Creole" by Dick Penrose, "Hard Headed Woman" by Paul Rich, "Baby I Don't Care" by Rodney Scott, "I Beg Of You" by Jimmy Lane, "Hot Dog" by Young Jessie, "I Need Your Love Tonight" by Col Joye & The Joy Boys, "Love Me" by Billy Williams Quartet, "Paralyzed" by Mickie Most & His Playboys, and "Mystery Train" by Vernon Taylor. CD

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VariousFree Soul 2010s – Urban Jazz ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Early 2010s. New Copy ... $24.99
Jazzy grooves from the global underground – all brought together in a sweet set of tracks for the Free Soul series! Despite the "urban jazz" in the title, the sound here isn't the smooth jazz you might expect – and instead these tracks are mostly small label numbers that are hipper than usual, often with a blend of instrumentation and vocals that really shows the more forward-thinking side of the contemporary underground! Titles include "Already There" by Taylor McFerrin with Robert Glasper, "Hyperballad" by Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, "Thinkin Bout You" by Becca Stevens Band, "Singularis" by Eric Harland Voyager, "The Look Out" by Richard Spaven, "Lorton" by Zhenya Strigalev, "Nothing Like This" by Erimaj featuring Chris Turner, "Willow" by Elizabeth Shepherd, "7th Avenue North" by Marc Cary, "Sketch For Miguel" by Mark De Clive-Lowe, and "Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp" by Billy Childs with Esperanza Spaulding. CD

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VariousGreat Jazz Artists Play – Compositions Of Irving Berlin ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Features work by Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Billy Taylor, Charlie Byrd, Wes Montgomery, and Clifford Jordan with Sonny Red. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing.)

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VariousPrestige Profiles Collector's Edition Vol 2 ... CD
Prestige, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Coleman Hawkins, Billy Taylor, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Mose Allison, Tommy Flanagan & John Coltrane, and Ray Bryant. CD
(Packaged in an LP-style sleeve. Sticker over barcode.)

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VariousReturn Of Jazz Club – Dancefloor Classics From The Original Jazz Dance DJ ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Really classic jazz grooves from the vaults of Prestige Records – the kind of cuts that first broke big on the London scene of the 80s, at a time when diggers were setting fire to the rare groove scene too! The cuts here are proof that some of the best work doesn't need to come from completely obscure groups or super-tiny labels – as the music here is exactly the kind of work that made huge waves in the US jazz scene when first released, then went underground for many years – until later collectors and diggers brought it back to the limelight! The great thing is how many of these cuts are all acoustic – no need for electricity to make things funky – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Hiyo Silver" by Bennie Green, "Grease Monkey" by Kenny Burrell with Jack McDuff, "Mau Mau" by Art Farmer, "Mambo Inn" by Billy Taylor with Candido, "Manteca" by Red Garland, "Blue Stompin" by Hal Singer, "Spider Man" by Freddie McCoy, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Flatjacks" by Willie Rodriguez, "Blue Gator" by Willis Jackson, and "Pedro Stroller" by Johnny Lytle. CD

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✨✧ Cozy ColeJust One More Chance/Blue Moon (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Keynote, 1944. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cozy Cole's All Stars featuring Coleman Hawkins on sax, Earl Hines on piano, Trummy Young on trombone, Joe Thomas on trumpet, Billy Taylor on bass and Teddy Walters on guitar. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jack Teagarden/Pee Wee RussellJack Teagarden's Big Eight/Pee Wee Russell's Rhythm Makers ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1938/1940. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Billy Taylor, James P Johnson, Ben Webster, Rex Stewart, Barner Bigard, Dave Tough, and Dicky Wells. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony WilliamsBelieve It/Million Dollar Legs/Joy Of Flying ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1975/1976/1979. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of excellent albums from master drummer Tony Williams – all brought together in a single package! Believe It is crackling funky fusion from Tony Williams' "new" version of his classic Lifetime group – a quartet that featured some smoking guitar work by jazz rock legend Allan Holdsworth! The sound on the set is very full-on and jamming – fuzzed-out guitars taking over most of the tracks, and Tony jumping into the fray with some really frenetic work on drums – miles away from his earlier jazz work in the 60s, and really taking off with the best sort of rock/jazz fusion energy! Titles include "Snake Oil", "Fred", "Proto Cosmos", "Red Alert", and "Mr Spock". On Million Dollar Legs, Tony Williams is a million miles from his work with the Miles Davis Quintet on this record – grooving in a heavy rock/fusion mode with his New Lifetime group that includes Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Tony Newton on bass and vocals, and Alan Pasqua on keyboards! The tracks have a post Jeff Beck kind of approach – lots of heavy riffing in a way that does create a bit of funk at the right moments, almost in the Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin mode – and Williams' drums are right at home in the setting, and somehow filled with as much imagination and creativity as before! Titles include "Sweet Revenge", "Inspirations Of Love", "Lady Jade", "What You Do To Me", and "Joy Filled Summer". Joy Of Flying is a key record in the evolution of Tony Williams as a drummer – and kind of a powerful summation of all the changes he'd made in the 70s – before a return to straighter jazz in the next decade! Williams' drumming here is incredibly fierce at points – almost at a Billy Cobham level – but he also shows the sensitivity to deeper sounds that he first brought into play during the 60s – and manages to mix an ear for fusion modes with some freer elements too – thanks to help from a lineup of players that includes Herbie Hancock and Brian Auger on keyboards, Cecil Taylor on piano, Jan Hammer on Fender Rhodes, Stanley Clarke on bass, Ton Scott on lyricon, and Ronnie Montrose on guitar. Titles include "Tony", "Coming Back Home", "Morgan's Motion", "Eris", "Open Fire", and "Hittin On 6". Great CD reissue – full notes, and a 20 page booklet with the usual Reel Music attention to detail! CD

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✨✧ Eddie GaleBlack Rhythm Happening (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most righteous albums of jazz ever recorded – a brilliant blend of soulful and avant garde styles, backed up by a chorus of voices that have a really soulful sound! The album's the second recorded for Blue Note by the Ghetto Music ensemble of trumpeter Eddie Gale – a lesser-known talent who recorded previously with Cecil Taylor, but who made a turn away from modernism at the end of the 60s, in order to express himself at a level that he felt was more clearly grounded in the people. The result of that effort is sheer brilliance – an album that sounds like nothing else you can imagine. Part of the style shares the energy of similar vocal/jazz projects by Max Roach and Billy Harper, but Gale's conception of the music is much more dynamic, and very carefully rooted in song structures – with a sound that's as powerful today as it was when it was recorded! Titles include "Ghetto Love Night", "Song Of Will", "Ghetto Summertime", "Black Rhythm Happening", and "Look At Teyonda". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsJazz Tones ... LP
Xanadu, 1954/1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Obscure recordings that Hawk did for the Jazztone label in the mid 50s – sides that were not well packaged at the time, and often get confused with other work recorded for different labels. The tracks capture Hawkins at a wonderful period in his career – almost lost between eras, but playing with a sound and tone that demand immediate attention – and which have a timeless quality that we love even more than his earlier work. There's some slight touches of the modern edge that Hawk would pick up more at the end of the 50s – but mostly, the dominant approach is one that features lush and soulful tenor work – almost perfect, with nary a note out of place! Players include Billy Taylor, Milt Hinton, and Joe Jones on the core group – plus Emmett Berry and Eddie Bert – and titles include "Blue Lou", "If I Had You", "Get Happy", "Just You Just Me", "Cheek To Cheek", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners and an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Slam StewartChronological Slam Stewart 1945 to 1946 ... CD
Classics (France), 1945/1946. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Erroll Garner, Red Norvo, Johnny Guarnieri, Harold West, Billy Taylor, Chuck Wayne, John Collins & Bill De Arango. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousKings Of The Blues ... LP
Topline (UK), 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Features "Dusty By Broom" by Elmore James, "I Wish You Would" by Billy Boy Arnold, "Thug" Lowell Fulson, "Crawl" by Guitar Junior, "Honky Tonk" by Jerry McCain, "Born Under A Bad Sign" by Albert King, "Hideaway" by Shuggie Otis, "Somebody Loan Me A Dime" by Fenton Robinson, "I Need Your Love So Bad" by Ted Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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