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Blue MitchellGraffiti Blues ... CD
Mainstream/Legacy, 1973. Used ... $14.99
One of Blue Mitchell's hippest funky sets of the 70s – an unusual little record that mixes a bit of funky harmonica with his own soulful trumpet! The approach definitely echoes a bit of the "blues" in the title – but the groove is much more straightforward and funky – that hard-edged approach that shows up on the best electric Mainstream sessions of the time, with a bad-stepping bottom that moves along nicely throughout! Harmonica's handled by Don Bailey, and other players include Joe Sample on keyboards, Herman Riley on tenor, Freddie Robinson on guitar, and Ray Pounds on drums. Cuts are all nice and long, quite open overall, and almost more relaxed than some of Blue's other Mainstream sessions – and titles include "Graffiti Blues", "Yeah Ya Right", "Express", "Asso Kam", and "Dorado". Includes a nice cover of "Alone Again Naturally", plus "Funky Walk", and "Blue Funk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Blue MitchellGraffiti Blues ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. Used ... $14.99
One of Blue Mitchell's hippest funky sets of the 70s – an unusual little record that mixes a bit of funky harmonica with his own soulful trumpet! The approach definitely echoes a bit of the "blues" in the title – but the groove is much more straightforward and funky – that hard-edged approach that shows up on the best electric Mainstream sessions of the time, with a bad-stepping bottom that moves along nicely throughout! Harmonica's handled by Don Bailey, and other players include Joe Sample on keyboards, Herman Riley on tenor, Freddie Robinson on guitar, and Ray Pounds on drums. Cuts are all nice and long, quite open overall, and almost more relaxed than some of Blue's other Mainstream sessions – and titles include "Graffiti Blues", "Yeah Ya Right", "Express", "Asso Kam", and "Dorado". CD
(2017 pressing, includes obi.)

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Blue MitchellHeads Up! ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of the first albums to feature the trumpet of Blue Mitchell in a larger group – a really great move that let his soulful horn really come to the lead! Blue sounds wonderful here – soaring out in front of larger charts from Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Don Pickett, and Melba Liston – all talents who start to bring in a bit of funk to Mitchell's music – which Blue responds to with a mighty nice kick! The group also features Pepper Adams on baritone, Jerry Dodgion on alto, Julian Preister on trombone, and Junior Cook on tenor – and titles include "Heads Up Feet Down", "Togetherness", "Good Humor Man", "Len Sirrah", and "People in Nassau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBlue Soul ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is great, and the set has a nice mix of lyricality and hard bop groove. 9 numbers in all, including "Minor Vamp", "The Head", "Top Shelf", "Blue Soul", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Park Avenue Petite", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Nica's Dream" and "Waverly Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label mono Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-309, with microphone logo and deep groove. Includes the rice paper inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBlue's Blues ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet soulful work from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – a set that has him working with a slightly large group of players, but in a style that's always very much in the groove! There's a nice electric undercurrent to the record throughout – sometimes in the instrumentation from other players, sometimes in the overall way the grooves are put together – which gives the record a quality that's almost like a funky soundtrack at the best moments! The lineup is a bit weird, too – with Joe Sample on keyboards, Freddy Robinson on guitar, Herman Riley on tenor and flute, and even John Mayall on harmonica – playing with a vamping funky edge on a few tunes! The title track – "Blues Blues" – is a great little jazzy break number, and other tracks include "Granite & Concrete", "Casa Blues", and "I Didn't Ask To Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBlue's Moods ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early session as a leader from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – recorded during his glory years with Horace Silver! Unlike his other records, which usually have him in the company of another horn player, this set's got him carrying the full horn solo load by himself – working in a quartet, and playing in a vein that reminds us of similar Art Farmer quartet sessions from the time. Wynton Kelly's backing him up on piano – in a group that also includes Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums. Some of the titles are quite unique too – and include "Avars", "Kinda Vague", "Sir John", and "Sweet Pumpkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBoss Horn ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album by Blue Mitchell – one that features some larger arrangements by Duke Pearson, and Blue's soulful trumpet soloing over the top! The use of Pearson is a great addition to the set – as it really sets Mitchell free to concentrate on the best shades, colors, and tones in his solos – allowing him to work in a sweeter, lyrical vein that we really like a lot! The format works surprisingly well for Blue, who could always be a great player, but sometimes faltered as a leader – which is why Pearson's guidance really seems to give the session new life. Titles include wonderful versions of Chick Corea's wonderful compositions "Straight Up & Down" and "Tones For Joan's Bones", both with piano by Chick, plus a reading of trumpeter Dave Burns' seminal groover "Rigor Mortez"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has two staple holes in one corner, in great shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellTurquoise/Capers ... 7-inch
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Joni MitchellBlue ... LP
Reprise, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A peak album for Joni and genuinely one of the greatest singer-singwriter albums of the 70s, if not ever, all the greater for the intimacy of the songs and beauty of her voice! Perfect isn't a word you want to throw around too often, but Joni Mitchell's Blue might be one of the rare perfect albums. They way personal storytelling soars as relatable poetry, the sparest acoustic backing feels a whole buzzing environment for her voice to soar over. It deserves every bit of praise it's gotten over the years. Includes "All I Want", "My Old Man", "Little Green", "Carey", "Blue", "California", "This Flight Tonight", "River", "A Case Of You" and "The Last Time I Saw Richard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label Warner Communications pressing. Cover has surface and edge wear, with a center split on the bottom seam.)
 
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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoTutankhamun (transparent blue vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Freedom/ORG, 1969/1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Fantastic material from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – tracks recorded during their same crucial Paris trip of 1969 that also gave the world the better-known BYG/Actual albums – but delivered in a style that's slightly different overall! There's maybe more of the cerebral side of the group at play here – that great love of small shifts, textures, and instrumental interplay – similar, maybe, to their People Of Sorrow album at times – but with a lot more force, especially in the freer moments. In addition to bass, Malachi Favors plays electric bass, sitar, and banjo – all worth the price of admission alone – and Lester Bowie plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and other instruments, while Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman handle a variety of reeds and percussion. Titles include "Tutankhamun", "The Ninth Room" and "Tthinitthedalen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Transparent blue vinyl pressing – indie store exclusive!)

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✨✧ Joni MitchellMiles Of Aisles ... LP
Asylum, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic live album – with titles that include "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "Big Yellow Taxi", "Blue", "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "Both Sides Now", "Real Good For Free", "Jericho", and 'Chircle Game". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joni MitchellClouds ... LP
Reprise, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Early genius from Joni Mitchell – featuring "Chelsean Morning", "The Gallery", "The Fiddle & The Drum", "Songs To Aging Children Come", "Tin Angel", "I Don't Know Where I Stand", "Roses Blue", and the classic "Both Sides Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverHorace Silver (2LP Blue Note Reissue Series) ... LP
Blue Note, 1950s/Mid 60s/1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of those Blue Note double LP collections issued in the 70s with the nearly generic sleeve art. Loads of great tunes here, recorded in a number of different formats from trio to quintet. As you can imagine, the sidemen are numerous, and include Blue Mitchell, Carmell Jones, Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, Art Blakey, Woody Shaw and many more. 14 tracks in all, including "Cookin At The Continental", "Song For My Father", "Strollin", "The Cape Verdean Blues", "Home Cookin", "Nica's Dream", "Opus De Funk", "You Gotta Take A Little Love", "Silver's Serenade", "Serenade To A Soul Sister", "Psychedelic Sally", "Nutville", "The Jody Grind" and "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousBlue Funk ... CD
Blue Note, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
More of what you buy Blue Note for – funky jazz tunes with a kick! This set pulls together 13 cuts from the label's classic late 60s/early 70s years – a time that was once lost to the sands of time, thanks to snobbery against use of electric instrumentation on the label, but which is now being rediscovered again, thanks to hip hoppers, the acid jazz crowd, and groovers worldwide! This great package features plenty of rare numbers that best sum up the funky side of Blue Note – including "Who Dun It" by Blue Mitchell, "Down Home Funk" by Groove Holmes, "Tic Tac Toe" by Candido, "Cissy Strut" by John Patton, "Ease Back" by Grant Green, "Bambu" by Reuben Wilson, "Family Affair" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Don't Knock My Love" by Ronnie Foster, "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothin" by Grant Green, "Cantaloupe Woman" by Grant Green, "If There's A Hell Below" by Lou Donaldson, and "Hunk O Funk" by Jack McDuff. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Red MitchellRejoice! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from one of the most important forces on the LA scene of the 50s – and one of the few early albums Red Mitchell cut under his own name! The album's a live set that has Red playing jazz cello – mostly plucking the instrument like a bass, with the great Jimmy Bond handling the real bass work on the set in the rhythm section! Given Bond's usual ability to make a session groove, the sound here is plenty darn nice throughout – a romping, vamping sort of style that's got a much deeper feel than you might expect from an album of jazz cello. The rest of the group includes Frank Strazzeri on piano, Frank Butler on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar – the last of whom matches notes nicely with Mitchell, almost in a grittier take on west coast jazz counterpoint. Titles include "Jim's Blues", "Rejoice", "Black Eyed Peas", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing! This was only available as a promo giveaway if you bought all the other Japanese Blue Note/Pacific Jazz albums in the series.)

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Tina BrooksBack To The Tracks (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. Used ... $14.99
One of those rare Blue Note sessions from tenorist Tina Brooks – originally recorded for the label in 1960, but never issued at the time – yet easily on a par with their more famous work of the period! Brooks' horn has a nice hard edge here – that sharp-edged modernism you'd hear with Jackie McLean, who makes a key appearance here on the album's famous "Street Singer" track. Jackie's not on the rest of the record, but that's fine with us – because other players are all equally great, and include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Apart from "Street Singer", other titles include "The Ruby & The Pearl", "Back To The Tracks", "For Heaven's Sake", and "The Blues & I". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Lou DonaldsonMr Shing-A-Ling ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A massive little record, and a real turning point for alto genius Lou Donaldson – as he uses the set to move from the tight bop of earlier years into a whole new spectrum of funky grooves! Key to this project is drummer Idris Muhammad – who's on the kit, already kicking it up in the way that would make him a jazz funk legend as the 70s began – but so young here, he's working under his original name of Leo Morris! The rest of the group is equally great – with the up-and-coming Lonnie Smith on Hammond and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – plus tight trumpet from Blue Mitchell, who's really hitting his most soulful sound of the 60s. Titles include Donaldson's fantastic funky reworking of "Ode To Billie Joe" – a very famous sample cut over the years – plus the soulful groovers "The Humpback", "Peepin", "The Kid", and a nice take on "The Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. NOTE: Cover has some light water staining, more on the back, and some seam splitting. Label has water staining too, but not severe.)
Also available Mr Shing-A-Ling (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Lou DonaldsonMr Shing-A-Ling (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A massive little record, and a real turning point for alto genius Lou Donaldson – as he uses the set to move from the tight bop of earlier years into a whole new spectrum of funky grooves! Key to this project is drummer Idris Muhammad – who's on the kit, already kicking it up in the way that would make him a jazz funk legend as the 70s began – but so young here, he's working under his original name of Leo Morris! The rest of the group is equally great – with the up-and-coming Lonnie Smith on Hammond and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – plus tight trumpet from Blue Mitchell, who's really hitting his most soulful sound of the 60s. Titles include Donaldson's fantastic funky reworking of "Ode To Billie Joe" – a very famous sample cut over the years – plus the soulful groovers "The Humpback", "Peepin", "The Kid", and a nice take on "The Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – pressed at RTI!)
Also available Mr Shing-A-Ling ... LP 14.99

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Tal FarlowGuitar Genius – The Gibson Boy – The LA Sessions ... CD
Verve/Giant Steps (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 13.99
Sublime early work from the legendary Tal Farlow – the kind of sides that show by he was one of the most important jazz guitarists of the 50s! The bulk of the 2CD set features LA sessions recorded for Norman Granz during Farlow's early years at Verve – dates from 1954 and 1955 that often feature Tal's hollow body guitar right out front in the mix, over backing from Gerald Wiggins, Claude Williamson, Red Mitchell, Chico Hamilton, and others. One session features some added horn work by Bob Enelvoldsen, Bill Perkins, and Bob Gordon – and the package features 29 mid 50s titles that include "Tal's Blues", "Little Girl Blue", "Autumn In New York", "I Like To Recognize The Tune", "I Remember You", "It's You Or No One", "Tenderly", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Tea For Two", "This Is Always", "Walkin", "Will You Still Be Mine", and "Lorinesque". Added to these are a handful of earlier tunes recorded when Tal was in the Red Norvo trio – really beautiful work that features Farlow's guitar next to bass from Charles Mingus and vibes from Red! Titles include "Godchild", "This Can't Be Love", "Move", "Swedish Pastry", and "Cheek To Cheek". CD

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Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vol 2 ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the material here was recorded during the night of November 12 and early morning hours of November 13, 1956 – with an unusual group that features Hawes on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, Bruz Freeman on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar! Hall's ringing tones are a perfect partner for Hawes' light approach to the keys – and the relaxed, extended nature of the recording has both players really opening up on some of the album's longish tracks. Titles on this volume include "I'll Remember April", "I Should Care", "Woody'N You", "Two Bass Hit", "Will You Still Be Mine", "April In Paris" and "Blue 'N Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Derrick HodgeColor Of Noize ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
Derrick Hodge has given us some wonderful music over the years – and he just seems to be getting better and better with each new release – a bassist who can make his instrument sing more than most we've heard in recent years – and a player who's also wonderfully in tune with his well-chosen sidemen! The group's got Hodge's fantastic work at the core which includes a bit of keyboards and occasional vocals – and the rest of the combo features Michale Aaberg on other keyboards, Jahari Stampley on organ and piano – plus Michael Mitchell and Justin Tyson on drums, often both playing together on drums, often on the same track – which really gives the music this special sort of rhythmic crackle. If you loved Hodge before, you'll love him even more – and if you've yet to discover his music, get ready for something really special. Titles include "Looking At You", "Heartbeats", "New Day", "You Could Have Stayed", "Little Tone Poem", "Not Right Now", and "Color Of Noize". CD

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Sam JonesChant ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
Early genius from Sam Jones – the kind of record that showed the world that he was way more than just a bass player – even though he was pretty darn great at that! At the time of the set, Sam was already raising plenty of ears with his work in the Cannonball Adderley group, an outfit that helped Jones find a whole new role for the bass in jazz. But here, he's working with a much larger group – a tentet that's filled with all star players that include Melba Liston, Cannonball Adderley, Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Heath, Victor Feldman, Tate Houston, and Les Spann – soaring through lively arrangements by Heath and Feldman that sit in a space between small combo soul jazz and larger group swing – a bit in the mode of some of Quincy Jones' best early 60s work on Mercury! Despite the large group, Sam's bass gets plenty of room to roam in the album – and titles include "The Chant", "Blues On Down", "In Walked Ray", "Blue Bird", "Four", and "Off Color". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has a split spine, some splitting on the top seam, and some pen on the back.)

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✨✧ John MayallJazz Blues Fusion ... CD
Polydor, 1972. Used ... $4.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the album definitely brings a bit of jazz into the mix for the great John Mayall – given that the set features strong work from funky jazz heavyweights Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Freddy Robinson on guitar! Both are musicians that we love for their late 60s records on their own, and they work mighty nicely here with Mayall in a live setting – alongside heavy saxes from Clifford Solomon, and lots of great guitar, harmonica, and piano from John Mayall himself! The style is still more blues than jazz, but definitely shows an expanding style past the more slavish roots of Mayall's early years – especially reflecting his new interaction with the American scene after the breakup of the Blues Breakers. The first side of the album features a live set from Boston – and includes "Country Road", "Mess Around", "Good Time Boogie", and "Change Your Ways" – side two is from New York shows, and features three longish tracks – "Dry Throat", "Exercise In C Major", and "Got To Be This Way". CD
(Traycard artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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John MayallTen Years Are Gone ... CD
Deram/Lemon (UK), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Very groovy work from John Mayall – a double-length set from the early 70s, featuring some great help from American soul jazz musicians! The group here is small, and the lineup features Red Holloway on saxes, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Sugarcane Harris on violin – all in a mode that has plenty of Mayall's familiar blues, but which also takes on some jazzier inflections too! The vibe's a bit like some of Sugarcane's albums of the time – rootsy in the rhythms, but tighter on instrumentation, with an occasional dose of funk – thanks to heavy drums from Keef Hartley, the only UK player who seems to be working on the date besides Mayall. Titles include "California Campground", "Drifting", "Driving Till The Break Of Day", "Don't Hang Me Up", "I Still Care", "Burning Sun", "Sitting Here Thinking", and "Dark Of The Night". CD

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MitchellsGet Those Elephants Out'A Here ... LP
Metrojazz, 1958. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The group billed as "The Mitchells" is an unusual "family" projects put together by Leonard Feather – featuring Whitey Mitchell on bass, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Red Mitchell on both bass and piano – none of them related, but coming together here because they all share a last name! Whitey directs the music on the record, and is really the boss of the set – and other players include Frank Rehak on trombone, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, and Andre Previn on piano – working together in a tightly-focused way that carries some of the hallmarks of some of Adams' other albums of the period. Titles include the originals "Three Cheers", "Blues For Brian", "Get Those Elephants Outta Here", and "Monster Rally". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Buddy Rich & Louis BellsonAre You Ready For This ... LP
Roost, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An obscure stormer from these two major drummers – noteworthy not only for their extended percussion interplay on the album-length tune "Slides & Hides" – but also for the fact that they're working with the group of George Kawaguchi, with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, and Toshiko Akioshi on piano! One long track – with plenty of jamming! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Royal Roost pressing.)

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Freddie RoachGood Move ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99
Freddie Roach always makes a good move on his Blue Note sessions – going for a lean and tight style on the organ that never fails to please! On this set, he's working with a mixed group of hardbop and soul jazz players that includes two Blue Note heavyweights – Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Hank Mobley on tenor – key proof that the label really thought a lot of Roach's playing at the time, and a great way to hear Mobley open up with a Hammond – which he doesn't always do! The rest of the group also features Eddie Wright on guitar and Clarence Johnson on drums – all moving with Freddie on some tight tracks that have a triple punch of organ, tenor, and trumpet! Titles include "Wine Wine Wine", "I.Q. Blues", "On Our Way Up", and "Pastel". CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Ben SidranLittle Kiss In The Night ... LP
Arista, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of our all-time favorites from the great Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong dose of fusion in the mix! The grooves here are somehow a bit sharper than the few Sidran records before – with a quality that almost reminds us of Fantasy Records soul from the mid 70s, or some of the best jazz-tinged R&B sets of the time – all linked back nicely to Ben's rootsier elements from the start. As always, Sidran's got some really top-shelf musicians on board to help him find his groove – including Phil Woods on alto sax, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Arthur Adams on guitar – and arrangements on many numbers are by Mike Melvoin, who sounds even funkier here than we'd expect. There's a great instrumental on the set called "The Cadillac Kid", which has a nice hard fusion groove – and other cuts include "Face Your Fears", "Doing You", and "Moose The Mooch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverLive In Paris 1959 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful late 50s live recording from the Horace Silver Quintet – one that features some very long performances of key songs from the group's book, with some very extended solos, and a much different vibe than some of the studio versions! As with the Jazz Messengers during this time, the Silver group just couldn't miss – and they really brought something special to live performances, which could often give Horace space to be expressive in completely different ways, and the horn players a chance to state their genius even more than ever! In this case, the genius talents are Junior Cook on tenor and Blue Mitchell on trumpet – in the group with Gene Taylor on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include an 18 minute take on "Doodlin", a 12 minute take on "Senor Blues", and a long version of "Sweet Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Horace Silver QuintetDoin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good ... $49.99
One of the few live recordings ever done by Horace Silver during his Blue Note years – a real surprise, considering what a crowd pleaser he was at the time! The set catches Horace working with that great quintet that graced most of his best early Blue Notes – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and the always-amazing Roy Brooks on drums. The groove is tight tight tight, and the live set crackles with the same sort of energy as the live sessions by the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note – rolling soul jazz, but with a bit of a lyrical touch to flesh things out. Because of the live setting, tracks are a bit longer than the usual Silver session – which makes for freer soloing, and a bit of a rougher edge that keeps things lively throughout. Titles include "The Gringo", "Filthy McNasty", and "Doin' The Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing with RVG stamp and ear, no deep groove, with a small name in pen. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "The Gringo". Cover has some surface wear, a name in pen on back, and light stains at the bottom.)

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Wadada Leo SmithRed Chrysanthemums – Live 1977 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
An unreleased set of solo performances from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith – one that we'd rank right up there with his most adventurous work of the 70s! Smith comes across wonderfully on the record – full of soul and imagination, and easily as impressive on his solo instruments as scenemate Roscoe Mitchell could be in a similar setting – always moving around with thoughtful shifts in timing and purpose, in ways that always make the whole performance feel very organic, especially as Smith moves between other instruments that include flute, percussion, gongs, and steelophone. Titles include "Jupiter's Astro Waves", "Blue Green Gardens Of The Indigenous People", and "Pan Sonic Fire Rhythms/Red Chrysanthemums/Dark Purple Night On Crater Lake With A Clear View Of Saturn's Rings & Moons". CD

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Stanley TurrentineRough & Tumble ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $9.99
Stanley's soulful horn is set in a slightly larger group, in the style that would dominate his later years for the Blue Note label. Duke Pearson arranged the set, and players include James Spaulding, Blue Mitchell, Grant Green, Pepper Adams, and McCoy Tyner. Tracks are of medium length, with Stan blowing some nicely-pinched solos on titles like "Shake", "Walk On By", and "And Satisfy" – all with tight arrangements by Pearson! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonCedar Walton Plays Cedar Walton ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Late 60s/1988. Used ... $6.99
Cedar's working here on a great set of his own compositions – pulled from Prestige albums of the late 60s, and presented here as an "All Walton" outing! Even from the start, Walton showed a tremendous ability to compose – and in his early days with the Jazz Messengers, his tunes were some of the most deeply soulful in Blakey's book. By the time of this set, Cedar had emerged as one of the freshest new voices writing in 60s jazz – capable of holding onto the soul jazz sound of the early 60s, but also stretching it out into a hipper, more exploratory vein that set a tone for the post-Coltrane years. Players on the record include Kenny Dorham, Junior Cook, Leroy Vinnegar, Blue Mitchell, Clifford Jordan, and Billy Higgins – and titles include "Spectrum", "Jake's Milkshakes", "Higgins Holler", Twilight Waltz", "Head & Shoulders", and "Short Stuff". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBig Beat – The Dave Bartholomew Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A great batch of songs by legendary New Orleans R&B and soul producer Dave Bartholomew – recorded by a sprawling line-up of soul, pop, R&B and rockers – another revelatory set in the Ace Records series of songwriter compilations! The numbers here stretch back to the 50s and continue up to the end of the 60s/start of the 70s – with Bartholomew-penned tunes done here by Fats Domino, Shirley & Lee, Elvis Presley, Johnny Burnette, Brenda Lee, Georgie Fame, Bobby Charles, Tami Lynn, Bobby Mitchell, Dave Bartholomew himself and many more! 25 tracks in all: "The Fat Man" by Fats Domino, "Ain't Gonna Do It" by The Pelicans, "Blue Monday" by Georgie Fame & The Blue Fames, "Sick And Tired" by Neville Grant, "One Night Of Sin" by Tami Lynn, "The Big Beat" bh The Del Vikings, "The Monkey" by Dave Bartholomew and many more. CD

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VariousReggie Young – Session Guitar Star ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A huge overview of greatness from guitarist Reggie Young – a musician who's remembered not only for a few key records of his own, but also for countless dates in the Tennessee studios of the 60s and 70s, where he helped transform the records of others with his talents! The package here features Reggie on every single track – adding guitar parts to a surprising variety of musical styles, including some classic southern soul that comes as a great surprise – because most folks usually think of Young in terms of his work for country music giants! The package is a great follow-up to the reissues that Ace Records has done of Reggie's own records – and features very detailed notes, with information on all the many and unusual tracks that feature Young's talents within. Titles include "Rock N Roll" by Sonny Curtis, "Touch Of The Blues" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Meet Me In Church" by Solomon Burke, "Don't Forget About Me" by Dusty Springfield, "Slip Slip Slippin In" by Eddie Bond & His Stompers, "Dream Baby" by Jerry & Reggie, "I'm Movin On" by The Box Tops, "The Champion (part 1)" by Willie Mitchell, "In The Pocket" by King Curtis & The King Pins, "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray, "I Think I'll Just Stay Here & Drink" by Merle Haggard, "Victim Of Life's Circumstances" by Delbert McClinton, "Lover Please" by Billy Swan, "Morning Glory" by James & Bobby Purify, "Where Do We Go From Here" by Waylon Jennings, "Whenever You Come Around" by Little Milton, and "More Love" by James Carr. CD

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VariousThis Is Mainstream – Ultimate Breaks & Beats From Mainstream Records ... LP
Mainstream/We Want Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A wicked dip into the catalog of 70s powerhouse Mainstream Records – a set that brings together the funkiest tracks from the label – not just from their electric jazz albums, but also their more obscure funky 45s from the same time too! The package is a strong blend of jazz, funk, and soul – and alongside familiar breaks sampled from the Mainstream label, you'll also hear some funky nuggets that are long overdue for greater exposure – all laid out in a way that really gets at the diversity of the company's great ear for heavy grooves! Long tracks mix with shorter ones, in a way that really keeps things fresh – and titles include "TB's Delight" by Dave Hubbard, "Miss Fatback" by Saundra Phillips, "Kissing My Love" by Afrique, "These Memories" by Almeta Lattimore, "Mother McCree" by Reggie Moore, "Make It With You" by Maxine Weldon, "Blue's Blue" by Blue Mitchell, "Livin Way Too Fast" by December's Children, "This Moment" by Hal Galper, "Bird & The Ouija Board" by Pete Yellin, "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" by Jay Berliner, and "Just A Little Lovin" by Sarah Vaughan. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonMidnight Creeper ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky genius from Lou Donaldson – one of his first funky albums for Blue Note, and a real killer all the way through! The album has a great young group working with Lou – players that include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Lonnie Smith on organ, Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammed) on drums, and George Benson on guitar – grooving with that really soulful early sound of his! The album has that hard Lou Donaldson funky sound that still sounds fantastic today – and titles include "Dapper Dan", "Midnight Creeper", "Bag of Jewels", and "Love Power". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonTime Is Right ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of mellow-grooving tracks from Lou Donaldson – recorded during his rich post-bop late 50s years, and done with a wonderfully warm sound! The group features Horace Parlan on piano, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Laymon Jackson on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – plus Ray Baretto added in on conga, giving the whole session a little bit of a kick with a light Latinish groove on the best numbers! The rhythm's nice and skittish – lightly leaping around on even the quieter numbers, and letting Lou blow his alto in the strongly rhythmic mode that was starting to appear in his recordings of the time. Titles include "Crosstown Shuffle", "Mack The Knife", "Be My Love", and "Lou's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing with RVG stamp/9M etch and ear. Vinyl has a markt hat clicks on "The Nearness Of You" and plays with crackles on "Mack The Knife". Cover has two cutout holes, edge wear, and some light stains on back.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink, with info sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Paul HornVisions ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice fusiony jazz done with soul and airy atmophere by Paul Horn – including some choice covers, and sounds that range from fusiony jazz with a little bit of funk and more lilting numbers lifted by flute and wordless vocals! Horn has a tendency to go head first into a more new agey vibe, but here we get a more grounded approach with more soul and bits of funk in the bass, keys & percussion. The players include Larry Carlton, Joe Sample and Tom Scott. Includes a nice takes on a trio of Stevie Wonder numbers: "Too High", "Visions" and "Living For The City", Joni Mitchell's "Blue" and "Chelsea Morning" (the former featuring some vocals and keyboards by Joni), plus "High Tide"., "Long Time Gone", "Song With No Words" and "Dida". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffWorm ... CD
Solid State/Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy funk from Jimmy McGriff – a monster set of grooves that ranks with his best of the late 60s! The tracks are short and sock-hard – Jimmy wailing on Hammond, over rhythms that have plenty of sharp edges, and lots of nice drum work – all recorded in a mode that's a heck of a lot rawer than some of his other records! The album brings together all the rough power of Jimmy's years at Sue Records with the funkier grooves of his 70s work – and features a killer combo that includes tenor from Fats Theus, alto from Danny Turner, trumpet from Blue Mitchell, guitar from Thornel Schwartz, and drums from both Mel Lewis and Grady Tate. Titles include "The Worm", "Blue Juice", "Lock It Up", "Think", "Heavyweight", and "Girl Talk". CD
(Out of print Rare Groove pressing.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanCapuchin Swing (RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous set from Jackie McLean – perfectly poised between his hardbop and modern years, with a set of compositions that are as great as the performances! The lineup on this one's a bit unusual – with Walter Bishop on piano, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but that mix of players makes for a really unusual sound – as the rhythm section's often straight ahead, Blue Mitchell's notes are bold and sparkling, and Jackie's own solos are reaching for the darker corners of the spectrum! There's a great sense of tension here that heralds the genius of later McLean sides of the 60s – and original titles include "Francisco", "Condition Blue", "On The Lion", and "Capuchin Swing". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanJackie's Bag (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959/1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real classic by Jackie McLean – a record that's pulled from 2 different sessions, but which stands out with a strikingly unified feel! The album was cut during the height of Jackie's bop years for Blue Note – with one 1959 session that featured Donald Byrd and Sonny Clark, and another from 1960 that featured Blue Mitchell, Kenny Drew, and the great Tina Brooks on tenor. Brooks' appearance on the album is especially great, as the tracks which feature him and McLean together crackle with some of the first modernist energy to show up on one of Jackie's albums – really hitting hard on original compositions that include "A Ballad For Doll", "Appointment in Ghana", and "Isle of Java". One of McLean's best-ever – and filled with great original tracks! CD also features 3 bonus tracks from the Brooks session – "Medina", "Melonae's Dance", and "Street Singer". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganSixth Sense ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful late work from Lee Morgan! The last five years of Lee's life saw him really stretching out to do some fantastic writing, playing, and leading – and this record stands today as one of the best examples of that period – a pure act of genius, with a sound that really takes off from Lee's earlier Blue Note albums. The styles are a unique blend of soulful hardbop and the more stretched-out spiritualism that would later emerge in the early 70s soul jazz scene – and players include the lesser-known Frank Mitchell on tenor, plus Jackie McLean on alto, Cedar Walton on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last of whom provides an amazingly lyrical approach to rhythm, the sort that was key to some of Lee Morgan's best work of the time! Titles include "Afreaka", "Short Count", "The Cry Of My People", "Anti Climax", and "Psychedelic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Liberty pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear with marker in the top left and cut bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganCalifornia Concerts Vol 1 ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Volume one of a classic live album by Gerry – expanded here to include the entire 10 tracks from a November 1954 concert recorded in Stockton, CA. The group includes Chico Hamilton, Red Mitchell, and Jon Eardley – and Gerry even plays a bit on the piano, despite its absence from his other work. This version is expanded a lot from the original album, with titles that include "Soft Shoe", "Ontet", "A Bark For Barksdale", "Blues For Tiny", "Little Girl Blue", "Blues Going Up", and "Darn That Dream". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John PattonJohn Patton – Mosaic Select (Along Came John/The Way I Feel/Oh Baby/That Certain Feeling/Understanding) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, 1960s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of work by one of the greatest organists ever – John Patton, aka Big John Patton, a key link between soul jazz and modal approaches to the Hammond! The set brings together some of the best albums Patton recorded for Blue Note – Along Came John, The Way I Feel, Oh Baby, That Certain Feeling, and Understanding – and combines all the tracks from all 5 albums into one fantastic 29 track set! Players on the records include Richard Williams, Fred Jackson, Grant Green, Harold Vick, Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Ponder, Harold Alexander, and Ben Dixon – and the grooves range from tight and funky, to laidback and soulful, to open-ended and exploratory! Great great stuff – and most of these are not in print in the US! CD
(Out of print. Limited, numbered edition.)

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✨✧ Sonny RedImages (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzland (Japan), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few sessions ever recorded as a leader by the great alto player Sonny Red! Red's tone on the alto has always been one of our favorites – raspy, soulful, and sharp-edged in a way that's really unique – but even if you include his work as a sideman, there's probably only a dozen albums on which you might hear him play from the 50s and 60s, making this record an extremely key chance to hear his talents! This set's got a nice soul jazz groove, with accompaniment by Grant Green, Blue Mitchell, and Barry Harris, and a lot of nice laidback tracks in the Jazzland style. Tracks include "Blue Sonny", "Images", "Dodge City", and "The Rhythm Thing". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Mel Rhyne SextetOrgan-izing ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of soul jazz – completely rare in the original pressing, and one of the few early albums ever cut by organist Melvin Rhyne! Rhyne first came to prominence as the organist with Wes Montgomery – and he hailed from Montgomery's hometown of Indianapolis, and had the distinction of appearing on an early trio album with Wes. This rare side as a leader has Rhyne heading up an all-star cast that includes Blue Mitchell, Johnny Griffin, Andy Simpkins, and Albert Tootie Heath – plus fellow Indiana resident Gene Harris, who plays piano on the session, which makes for a very unusual combination next to the organ! The tracks are all quite long – and the session's a lot more down-and-dirty than the usual work that was recorded on the Jazzland and Riverside labels, stretching out at an open-ended soul jazz pace that was much more the territory of Prestige Records. Tracks include "Blue Farouq", "Shoo Shoo Baby", and "Barefoot Sunday Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Riverside Jazz StarsJazz Version Of Kean ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just another jazz version of songs from a hit musical – as the lineup of "Riverside Jazz Stars" here includes Blue Mitchell and Clark Terry on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Ron Carter on bass! Arrangements are by Jimmy Heath, Ernie Wilkins, and the great Melba Liston – on titles that include "Sweet Danger", "Chime In!", and "Elena". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has an ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RowlesRare But Well Done ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare early date as a leader for pianist Jimmy Rowles – a player who was a key part of the LA scene in the 50s, but didn't often get to front a group for a recording session! Even at this young point in his career, Rowles already has that warm charm that got him noticed again in the late 70s – that relaxed, almost world-weary way of playing the piano – quite subtle, but filled with soul – and an approach that's even more captivating every time we give the record a spin! The tunes are mostly familiar, but like good jazz singer taking on some standards, Jimmy relaxes into the songs and really makes them his own – illuminating them wonderfully, with some help from Red Mitchell on bass and Art Mardigan on drums. Titles include "Topsy", "Chloe", "The Day You Came Along", "So Far So Good", "Serenade In Blue", "Remember Me", and "Let's Fall In Love". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverSilver's Serenade ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit less well-known than some of the real Horace Silver classics on Blue Note – but an incredible record that shows the Silver Quintet at all its lyrical best! The record is a masterpiece of original voicings from Horace – not just in the unique tunes he penned for the set, but also in the strong direction he gives the group – a well-knit lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – all coming together with some of the most fluid, most intuitive energy of any combo of the time! The melodic themes are structured loosely, so that Mitchell, Cook, and Silver can extrapolate on beautifully-spun solos – and titles include "Sweet Sweetie Dee", "Nineteen Bars", "The Dragon Lady", "Silver's Serenade", and "Let's Get To The Nitty Gritty". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Horace Silver QuintetDoin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few live recordings ever done by Horace Silver during his Blue Note years – a real surprise, considering what a crowd pleaser he was at the time! The set catches Horace working with that great quintet that graced most of his best early Blue Notes – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and the always-amazing Roy Brooks on drums. The groove is tight tight tight, and the live set crackles with the same sort of energy as the live sessions by the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note – rolling soul jazz, but with a bit of a lyrical touch to flesh things out. Because of the live setting, tracks are a bit longer than the usual Silver session – which makes for freer soloing, and a bit of a rougher edge that keeps things lively throughout. Titles include "The Gringo", "Filthy McNasty", and "Doin' The Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Doin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Various28 Roses – Mixing It All About Fender Rhodes – Mixed By DJ Mitsu The Beats ... CD
Syou Chiku Bai Records (Japan), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's all about the Fender Rhodes on this one – and DJ Mitsu serves up an incredible mix of lost keyboard classics from the 70s! The package is sublime – and starts with a really mellow groove, one that has the keys of the Rhodes just hanging in space – then builds things up with a funkier edge at the bottom, one that picks up mightily as the set rolls on. The whole thing runs for nearly 80 minutes in length, and features a total of 28 titles that include "Winding Roads" by Gary Bartz, "Melody To Thelma" by Blue Mitchell, "Corsarios" by Marcos Resende & Index, "New Found Truths" by Catalyst, "Time" by Ju-Par Universal Orchestra, "Sweet Children" by Caesar Frazier, "Affirmation" by Al Gafa Quinteto, "Brasswind" by Gene Ammons, "Ghetto Child" by Ahmad Jamal, "Stefanie" by James Moody, "I've Got You On My Mind" by Jorge Dalta, "Astral Quest" by Greg Hatza & Moon Quest, "Beach Journey" by Alan Hawkshaw, and "When She Smiles" by Harold Danko. CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ VariousElectric Sound Show – An Assortment Of Antiquities For The Psychedelic Connoisseur (5CD set) ... CD
Particles (UK), 1960s. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Tapestry, High Street East, Matchbox, the Scenery, Grobbert & Duff, Majority One, the Motives, Izzy Pound, the News, Closed, Cellophane, Paul's Collection, Blue Effect, Aros, Blue Effect, Ark, Gaslite Village, Freudian Complex, Malcolm Mitchell, Owl, John Wonderling, Sir Henry, the Petards, Wishful Thinking, the ones, New Dream & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousKickin Presents Mighty Mainstream – DJ's Choice 1965 to 1973 ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really fantastic collection of funky jazz from the Mainstream Records label – a funky powerhouse that was maybe only second to CTI in the early 70s – and which had a great way of moving forward older soul jazz players to a sweet electric sound for the new generation! The choice of cuts here is superb – some of our favorites from Mainstream, including a lot of lesser-known gems from their more obscure LPs – packed in a collection that runs for nearly 80 minutes in length, with never a letup on the funky moments! Titles include "El Torro Poo Poo" by Charles Kynard, "Red Clay" by Jack Wilkins, "House Of The Rising Funk" by Afrique, "Naima" by Charles McPherson, "Equipoise" by Roy Haynes, "Quadrivium" by Hadley Caliman, "Mambo Au Go Go" by Joe Cain, "Hot Peppers" by Mauricio Smith, "Mi Hermano" by Blue Mitchell, "Inner City Blues" by Sarah Vaughan, "M'Bassa" by Lamont Johnson, "The Loud Minority (edit)" by Frank Foster, "Babylon" by Buddy Terry, and "Ain't Got Nobody" by Maxine Weldon. CD

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✨✧ Dolo CokerCalifornia Hard (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu/Elemental, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a record – and one that's not just noteworthy for being one of the rare few sessions as a leader from pianist Dolo Coker – but also for the sideman work by Art Pepper and Blue Mitchell! The pairing of Mitchell and Pepper is an unusual one, but it works wonderfully here – as Art's got a crisp, soulful tone on both alto and his newly-acquired tenor, and Mitchell blows in a real back-to-basics hardbop mode that's much more similar to his Blue Note work than his other electric sessions of the mid 70s! Yet Coker's also a cooker too – and his deft phrasing and soulful currents really make the session move – set fire by the work of Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Frank Butler on drums. Titles include "Roots 4FB", "Mr Yohe", "Tale Of Two Cities", "Jumping Jacks", and "Gone Again". CD features the bonus track "Round Midnight". CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". CD

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesSoul Mist! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A cooker from this legendary Hammond player – with top shelf hork work from Harold Vick on tenor and Blue Mitchell on trumpet – plus some guitar from Gene Edwards! Features a nice take on "Autumn Leaves", done in a tight uptempo jazzy stepping style – like Groove's famous version of "Misty". Tracks are long – and other cuts include "Denise", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Up Jumped Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganSixth Sense (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful late work from Lee Morgan! The last five years of Lee's life saw him really stretching out to do some fantastic writing, playing, and leading – and this record stands today as one of the best examples of that period – a pure act of genius, with a sound that really takes off from Lee's earlier Blue Note albums. The styles are a unique blend of soulful hardbop and the more stretched-out spiritualism that would later emerge in the early 70s soul jazz scene – and players include the lesser-known Frank Mitchell on tenor, plus Jackie McLean on alto, Cedar Walton on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last of whom provides an amazingly lyrical approach to rhythm, the sort that was key to some of Lee Morgan's best work of the time! Titles include "Afreaka", "Short Count", "The Cry Of My People", "Anti Climax", and "Psychedelic". Plus, this CD reissue also features 3 unissued bonus cuts – "Extemporaneous", "Mickey's Tune", and "Leebop"! Very nice! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben SidranFree In America/Doctor Is In/Little Kiss In The Night/Live At Montreux ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Four albums from the great Ben Sidran – a mighty hip jazz singer, and a great pianist too! First up is Free In America – a great little set all the way through – and about as classic as you can get for Sidran in the 70s! The album's got a bit more soul in the mix, but still has some jazzy elements in the backings – and where things were sometimes messed up in the past, they're much more straightforward here – in ways that make the record really sparkle nicely! Ben's voice is still really compelling, and as on his best albums, there's some nice funky grooves in the mix that keep things fresh. Players include Phil Upchurch on bass and guitar, Woody Shaw on trumpet, David Newman and Sonny Seals on saxes, and Richard Tee on organ. Titles include the great instrumental "Let's Make A Deal" – a fast groover with guitar and keyboards riffing away, sounding like some lost jazz funk gem from the Fantasy Records catalog – plus "Beg For It", "Cuban Connection", "Free In America", "New York State Of Mind", and "Feel Your Groove". Doctor Is In is one of Ben Sidran's biggest records from the 70s – a smooth combination of jazz, fusion, soul, and a bit of New Orleans groove! There's still a very unique feel to Sidran's music here – a sense of personality that really makes the whole thing sparkle – and which keeps the record from sounding too much like anyone else. Grooves are a great mix of jazz and soul elements – in territory that certainly has a 70s LA sort of quality, but which never gets too poppy or commercial – thanks to Ben's vocals, and mostly small combo backings from players who include Phil Upchurch on bass, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Larry Carlton on guitar, and Tony Williams on drums. Nick DeCaro adds in a bit of extra strings from time to time – and titles include "Silver's Serenade", "Charlie's Blues", "Be Nice", "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "One Way Grave", and "See You On The Other Side". Little Kiss In The Night is one of our all-time favorites from the great Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong dose of fusion in the mix! The grooves here are somehow a bit sharper than the few Sidran records before – with a quality that almost reminds us of Fantasy Records soul from the mid 70s, or some of the best jazz-tinged R&B sets of the time – all linked back nicely to Ben's rootsier elements from the start. As always, Sidran's got some really top-shelf musicians on board to help him find his groove – including Phil Woods on alto sax, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Arthur Adams on guitar – and arrangements on many numbers are by Mike Melvoin, who sounds even funkier here than we'd expect. There's a great instrumental on the set called "The Cadillac Kid", which has a nice hard fusion groove – and other cuts include "Face Your Fears", "Doing You", and "Moose The Mooch". Live At Montreux is tightly funky work from Ben Sidran – thanks to a strong lineup of players, and the open-ended relaxed setting of Montreux! The tracks here are a bit longer than some of Ben's studio sides for the label at the time – and almost hearken back to the more open flow of his Blue Thumb years – with plenty of room not only for Sidran's great vocals, but also from instrumental contributions from Steve Khan on guitar, Mike Mainieri on vibes, and the Brecker Brothers on horns. Titles include "I Remember Clifford", "Eat It", "Song For A Sucker Like You", "Midnight Tango/Walking With The Blues", and "Come Together". CD

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✨✧ Horace SilverBlowin' The Blues Away ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A killer session from Horace's famous quintet that included Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes – one of the group's earliest recordings for Blue Note – and also one of their best! The band had a unique mix of rootsy soul jazz playing and more exotic approaches to arranging, playing in a way that manages to bring jazz funk mind, even at this early of a point – along with more meditative compositions with incredible lyrical beauty. The album includes tracks that mix both of these styles – and titles include the title track, "Baghdad Blues", "Melancholy Mood", "Sister Sadie", "Break City", "St. Vitus Dance", and the lovely "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s "black b" pressing with deep groove. Cover has some clear tape on the seams and spine.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverHorace-Scope (non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early 60s magic from Horace Silver – working here at the height of his youthful powers! The album's a perfect example of the sound that Silver created while at Blue Note – a lyrically melodic approach to soul jazz, but one that was able to open up the rhythms past stock riffs and gimmicks – and grow into a magnificent sound that never failed to excite! The group on the set is perfect – with Junior Cook on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Gene Taylor on bass, and the incredible Roy Brooks on drums – and the tunes sparkle with wit, warmth, and imagination throughout! Titles include "Where You At", "Without You", "Horace-Scope", "Nica's Dream", "Strollin", and "Yeah!". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David Boykin OutetEvidence Of Life On Other Planets Vol 2 ... CD
Box Media/Sonic Healing Ministries, 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A seminal album from the great reedman David Boykin – a set recorded right at the end of the 90s, with an excellent group full of members who'd all go on to do wonderful things in years to come – Nicole Mitchell on flute, Chad Taylor on drums, and Josh Abrams on bass – plus a bit of vocals from Glenda Zarah Baker as well! The tracks are a great mixture of long and short, quiet and powerful – really marking Boykin as one of the key talents to inherit the mantle of the AACM legacy, and find a way for it to move forward strongly, and proudly, well into the 21st Century. Titles include "Hypnotic", "Portal 7", "Blue Corn Bop", "Affections Of Alienation", "Abductions & Experimentations", and "Astro Lilly". CD

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✨✧ Harold VickSteppin' Out (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A monster! This is one of the rare few albums that tenorist Harold Vick ever cut as a leader – and it's pretty darn great all the way through! Vick is probably best known as the sax player with Jack McDuff during his mid 60s glory years – and this album captures him a similar mode, working hard and fast in an organ combo with Big John Patton at the keys, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums. The group's augmented by Blue Mitchell, who solos in the front with Vick – and the album includes a great version of Vick's "Our Miss Brooks", plus "Steppin Out", "Vicksville", and "Trimmed In Blue". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonQuartet/Quintet/Sextet ... CD
Blue Note, 1952/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great early material from Lou Donaldson – with a hard-hitting bop sound missing from his later work! The tracks are short, raw, and lively – and filled with the kind of pre-hardbop soul that Donaldson was infusing into jazz, along with other players on the material – like Horace Silver on piano, Art Blakey on drums, and Blue Mitchell on trumpet – all of whom make key early appearances here. The material is from rare 10" LPs – originally recorded in the early 50s, but packaged in a full album by Blue Note for the legendary 1500 series! Titles include "Moe's Bluff", "Roccus", "Sweet Juice", "Down Home", and "The Stroller". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Red MitchellScairport Blues ... LP
Yupiteru (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Hip 70s work from bassist Red Mitchell – a Japanese date with Donald Bailey on drums and harmonica, Shungo Sawada on guitar, Toshiyuki Honda on alto, and Sadayusu Fuji on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing insert. Cover has a name in pen on both sides. Label has a name in pen.)

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Ernie WilkinsHard Mother Blues ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. Used ... $17.99
Forget the "hard mother blues" of the title – and think "funky big band grooves", because that's what the album's all about! Ernie really steps out on this one – sounding a lot funkier and more soulful than on some of his 60s outings – and working with a mix band of acoustic and electric players that includes piano and organ by Frank Owens, bass by Chuck Raney, guitars by Billy Butler and David Spinosa, and saxes by Billy Mitchell and Hubert Laws! The tunes bounce along in a really great style – lots of electricity in the bottom rhythms, and some sweet solos sliding over the top – mostly guitar-based, but with some good horns as well. Titles include "Spoonful", "Big Foot Country", "I Can't Make It", "No Money Blues", "Respect", "Evil Ways", and "Funky Broadway". CD
(2017 pressing on Ultra-Vybe – includes obi!)

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✨✧ VariousHistory Of Hi Records Rhythm & Blues Vol 1 – The Beginnings ... LP
Hi Records/MCA, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes selections from Bill Black Combo, Ace Cannon, Willie Mitchell, Don Bryant, Ann Peebles, Al Green, George Jackson, and Otis Clay. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s issue. Cover has a promo stamp and a bit of stuck-on paper at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Furry LewisGood Morning Judge – Recorded By George Mitchell in 1962 (with bonus download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1962/1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic recordings of the legendary Furry Lewis – a musician who may be pictured in a bathrobe on the front cover, but who comes across with all the sharp edges and bold tones of his classic work! The material is part of that legendary George Mitchell series of blues recordings, and may well be one of the best – as Mitchell captures both Lewis' guitar and vocals with incredible clarity – especially the instrument, which yields the kind of complex passages and subtle tones that would have been a lot harder to hear in a 78rpm environment. Furry's vocals are wonderful, too – with a stretching depth that evokes gospel inspiration, but served up with very secular subject matter – on titles that include "Why Don't You Come Home Blues", "Good Morning Judge", "Blues Around My Bed", "Furry Lewis' Careless Love", and "Old Hobo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousRockin Rhythm & Blues From Memphis Vol 2 ... CD
Stomper Time (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent assortment of rare soul from 60s Memphis – most of it from the great House Of The Blues label – an early contemporary of Stax Records, and almost a precursor to the later soul sound of Hi Records too – given that Willie Mitchell features in a fair bit of the singles collected on this set! The style's nice and raw – definitely with the R&B elements promised in the title, but already more directed to the soul styles that Memphis would pioneer in the 60s – especially at the level in which the city was at such a unique crossroads of the south! Rural blues elements get electrified, and folded into a mix of both solo and group styles, sometimes with an early current of funk – in a smashing set of 21 tracks that includes "I Believe To My Soul" by Bill Yates, "Search No More" by Jimmy Dotson, "Thirty Five Thirty" by Willie Mitchell, "Soul House" by Ed Pauling & The Exciters, "No Fooling Around" by Del Monte, "Good Grip" by Daddy Goodloe, "Sooner Or Later" by Larry Birdsong, "Catch That Teardrop" by Five Royales, "Don't Break My Heart" by Roy Brown, "Please Wait" by Charles Jammer, "Fee Bee" by Billy Adams, "Bowleg Twist" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, and "Squeeze Me" by The Aristocrats. CD

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Otis ClayTrying To Live My Life Without You ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About July 22, 2020
Quite possibly the most successful record Otis Clay ever cut – and a wonderful little set that recasts his bluesy Chicago vocals with a sweeter Memphis soul approach! Willie Mitchell is very firmly in the house for the record – and the approach he uses here with Otis is similar to that he used with Al Green on his biggest hits – slow-burning, slinkily soulful – in a way that infuses older modes of singing with a new level of sophistication and adult appeal! Backing is by the Memphis Horns – shimmering nicely in a trademark Hi sort of way – and titles include the classic "Trying To Live My Life Without You", plus "I Love You, I Need You", "Holding Onto A Dying Love", "I Die A Little Each Day", and "That's How It Is". CD

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoChi-Congo ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost chapter in the career of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – an obscure early 70s album, issued by the mostly-blues Paula Records label in Louisiana, and one of the hardest to find albums in their catalog! The album features 3 long tracks – "Chi-Congo", "Enlorfe", and "Hippparippp" – played in an open and inventive style that recalls the best of the group's work in Paris at the end of the 60s. The core group of Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and Don Moye manage to get their hands on more instruments than you'd hear from the entire percussion section of an orchestra – and with amazing results! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonCreative Orchestra Music 1976 ... CD
Arista/Bluebird, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Braxton's first recordings of his work for larger ensembles, and a masterpiece that gives a good example of the kind of early ideas that have informed some of his recent work in the same style. The orchestras vary from track to track, but they all include excellent players like Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Seldon Powell, and Cecil Bridgewater – players who are more than capable of meeting the demands of Braxton's writing, and who can bring a lot of their own to the session. Great stuff, and with a good set of notes. CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through booklet & traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Furry LewisGood Morning Judge ... CD
Fat Possum, 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic recordings of the legendary Furry Lewis – a musician who may be pictured in a bathrobe on the front cover, but who comes across with all the sharp edges and bold tones of his classic work! The material is part of that legendary George Mitchell series of blues recordings, and may well be one of the best – as Mitchell captures both Lewis' guitar and vocals with incredible clarity – especially the instrument, which yields the kind of complex passages and subtle tones that would have been a lot harder to hear in a 78rpm environment. Furry's vocals are wonderful, too – with a stretching depth that evokes gospel inspiration, but served up with very secular subject matter – on titles that include "Why Don't You Come Home Blues", "Good Morning Judge", "Blues Around My Bed", "Furry Lewis' Careless Love", and "Old Hobo". CD

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✨✧ Teddy WilliamsWorry Off My Mind (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful recordings of this obscure western Mississippi blues singer – recorded as part of the legendary George Mitchell series in the late 60s, and maybe one of the best of the bunch! Teddy Williams plays guitar alongside his voice – but it's the latter that really grabs us, as it's full of lively power that really blows us away – waves of inflections that are completely hypnotic, no matter what the subject matter – of a sort that really blows away most bigger names in the field. Titles include "Shaggy Hound", "The Swing Blues", "Catfish Blues #2", "Hard Time Blues", "Sun Don't Shine", "You See Me Laughing", "Going Away Blues", and "Black Mattie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ OV WrightBottom Line ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from OV Wright – one of the few singers who was still strongly carrying the Hi Records torch at the end of the 70s! Although Wright had sometimes been bluesier in the past, his late 70s Hi sides have a much mellower, mature sort of feel – a ripening of the seeds in his Backbeat label work, taken to nice new heights at Hi in the hands of Willie Mitchell. Mitchell's backings have a feel that's somewhat like his work with Al Green, but OV's style of singing is completely different – not as overtly sexy, but really personal in approach. Titles include "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "A Little More Time", "I Don't Know Why", "No Easy Way To Say Goodbye", "Let's Straighten It Out", and "The Bottom Line". CD

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Cecil BarfieldGeorge Mitchell Collection ... CD
Fat Possum, 1976. Used ... $9.99
Timeless work by Georgia bluesman Cecil Barfield – material recorded in the mid 70s, issued in the 21st Century – but done with a quality that could go back to the 78rpm generation! Barfield has this amazing vocal style – strongly inflected at times, with this warble that makes for a strong musical element next to his acoustic guitar – almost Malian at times, and very different than any other blues singer we can think of. The recording quality is excellent – clear, clean, and very unadorned – and titles include "Love Blues", "Tell Me Rider", "Captain Had A Bulldog", "Big Legged Woman", "Five Long Years", "Root Blues", and "Talk To Your Daughter". CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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Al GreyAl Grey/Billy Mitchell Sextet ... LP
Argo, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Fantastic work from trombonist Al Grey – a player who was really sounding at his best when working in this small combo mode with the fantastic tenoris Billy Mitchell! The album was presented by Metronome, and features a live performance at the Museum of Modern Art – one that has Grey and Mitchell adding in Ray Barretto for a slightly more percussive sound than usual. Tracks are lean, rootsy, and with a tight soul jazz approach that really lets Mitchell hit some of those great notes that make his tenor sound one of the great lost treasures of the 60s. Titles include "Wild Deuce", "Bantu", "Melba's Blues", "Home Fries", and "Bluish Grey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has a small stain at the bottom right corner.)

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Billy MitchellNow's The Time – Billy Mitchell Live ... LP
Catalyst, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
We'll be the first to admit that we love tenorist Billy Mitchell, and that we think he's a heck of a player who's never really gotten his due – but we'll also admit that we think this album really doesn't show his true genius, and is kind of an open-ended session that only hints at the talents of all the players involved. All tracks are quite long, and the record's more of a blowing session than anything else – with Mitchell on tenor, alto, and soprano, Roland Prince on guitar, Wes Belcamp on piano, Ron Turso on drums, and Earl May on bass. Tracks include "My Song", "Wonderful", "TO Blues", and "Now's The Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bobby MitchellTry Rock & Roll – The Complete Imperial Singles As & Bs 1953 to 1962 ... CD
Imperial/Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Formative work from Bobby Mitchell – an early star of New Orleans soul music, and one who cut some killer singles for Imperial Records back in the 50s! The music here has plenty of elements that would flourish more strongly in both the worlds of soul and rock – but Bobby was one of the originators, and does a really great job here throughout the entire run of music – first starting out with his Toppers group, then recording as a solo act, and working with the orchestra of Dave Barthlomew too – all in the kinds of groundbreaking grooves that made Imperial Records one of the best labels to understand the Crescent City sound in the 50s. 32 tracks in all – and titles include "She Couldn't Be Found", "Baby's Gone", "One Friday Morning", "I'm Crying", "I'm A Young Man", "School Boy Blues", "Sister Lucy", "I Wish I Knew", "I've Got My Fingers Crossed", "When We First Met", "I Love To Hold You", "64 Hours", "You Better Go Home", "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday", and "I Try So Hard". CD

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Xanadu All Stars (Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, etc)Night Flight To Dakar/Xanadu In Africa ... CD
Xanadu, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 19.99
An excellent set of recordings from a unique moment for the Xanadu Records label – an imprint that was carrying the torch of the Prestige label style well into the 70s – also run by that label's old head, Don Schlitten! The tracks here were all recorded live in Dakar – by a tight quintet that features some of the best Xanadu players at the time – both Al Cohn and Billy Mitchell on tenor, plus Dolo Coker on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Frank Butler on drums. Mitchell is especially wonderful – an excellent soloist who was often lost in larger groups throughout his career, but who really got the chance to shine in the bigger, more open space of the small group sides. Both he and Cohn blow at some of their best levels for the performances – and titles include "Night Flight To Dakar", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "Blues Up & Down", "Sweet Senegelese Brown", "Robbins Nest", "Blues In The Closet", "Easy Living", and "The King". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBest Of The Count Basie Big Band ... CD
Pablo, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
Features Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Joe Pass, Bobby Mitchell, and more – tracks include "Blues For Alfy", "The Heat's On", "Prime Time", and "Mr. Softie". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $6.99
An excellent live set – featuring great work by some of Dizzy's best sidemen of the late 50's! The ensemble is razor sharp, in that hip post-bop way that Dizzy was developing in the 50s, before moving into his Latin groove years of the early 60s. Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Wynton Kelly all get a chance to solo nicely, and the tracks include renditions of "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". Features three long bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on Twinight, with warmer production by southern soul guru Willie Mitchell to keep his sound much more in the Memphis soul camp – but still a nice album of bluesy stoked sweetness, and proof that Syl was one of the better talents on the Hi label. Titles include "Keeping Down Confusion", "Let Yourself Go", "Could I Be Falling In Love", "Stuck In Chicago", and "I Hear The Love Chimes", "Please, Don't Give Up On Me" and "Diamond In The Rough". CD

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John MartynSolid Air (with bonus track) ... CD
Island (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
A really beautiful little record from John Martyn – a set in which he's really perfected his talents, and found a way to stand out from just about anyone else in the pack – including the best of his British folk rock contemporaries! Martyn plays acoustic guitar, but the record's hardly folk at this point – because his vocals have all these jazzy changes, maybe a bit like Joni Mitchell was hitting at the same point in her career – more sophisticated, but very organic and never forced – with this quality that makes just about every word that comes from Martyn's voice resonate with a really fantastic quality. His guitar playing is as wonderful as ever – and again, filled with jazzy phrasing without ever being jazz at all – and the whole thing is maybe a record to proudly put Martyn in the company of Nick Drake on his few classics for Island. Titles include "Solid Air", "Over The Hill", "I'd Rather Be The Devil", "The Easy Blues", "The Man In The Station", "Dreams By The Sea", and "Don't Want To Know". Includes the bonus track "I'd Rather Be The Devil (live)". CD

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanNo Count Sarah (Trip) ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The title's a bit of a joke – because the record features a batch sidemen from the Count Basie band – Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Freddy Green, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and others – all working with Sarah, but the Count's name is missing, due to contractual obligations! Despite that lack, though, the grooves are very much in the best Basie mode – full of soul and searing horn lines – at a level that makes the album one of Sarah's liveliest from the time! Players include Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar – and Ronnell Bright handles the piano, instead of Basie. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Doodlin", "Just One Of Those Things", "No Count Blues", and "Missing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Trip. Cover has some wear and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesHampton Hawes Trio Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Leaping brilliance on the keys from a young Hampton Hawes – a player who makes this record bristle with excitement from the very first note! The format is simple, but the presentation here is breathtaking – a rock-solid trio performance that shows why Hawes was one of the greatest talents on the keys to come out of the west coast in the 50s – one with the fluidity of some of the better-known crossover players of the era, but the harder edge and sharper notes of the boppers, plus just a touch of nascent soul jazz in the rhythms. Backing is by Red Mitchell on bass and Chuck Thompson on drums – and titles include "Hamps Blues", "Carioca", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Blues The Most", "Easy Living" and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselBarney Kessel Plays Standards – Barney Kessel Vol 2 ... LP
Contemporary, 1954/1955. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully laidback album from Barney Kessel – gentle guitar stepping around familiar standards, but all with a hip sort of west coast 50s flavor! The main group on the album features Bob Cooper on oboe and tenor, Claude Williamson on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – but a few extra tunes, added to expand the full LP from the original 10" session, feature Hampton Hawes on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – plus the rest of the other group. Titles include "Speak Low", "Love Is Here To Stay", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "On A Slow Boat To China", "Barney's Blues", "A Foggy Day", "Prelude To A Kiss" and "64 Bars On Wilshire" – obviously not a standard! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and splitting with promo ink stamps.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesFour! ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of those classic Contemporary albums of LA jazz – where all the players are big names, and where the gang of them is goofing around on the front, looking happier than any New York jazzmen could ever be! Hamp's, joined by Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell, and Shelly Manne – all of whom are playing golf on the cover, hence the punned title. Tracks are pretty nice LA bop material, and include "Yardbird Suite", "Up Blues", "Bow Jest", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Willie RuffSmooth Side Of Ruff ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An excellent solo outing from Willie Ruff – one half of the Mitchell-Ruff duo – but not really a "solo" outing, per se, as Ruff's leading quite a large group on the set, with a very different sound than his other albums with Dwike Mitchell! The mode is soundtrack jazz with a touch of the groovy – inspired by a bit of exposure to Braziliana on the part of Ruff, one that makes itself known in the album's lightly dancing rhythms and occasional bossa orchestral moments. Titles include "Mirage Blanc", "Sheffield Blues", "Recado", "Snowfall", "Soundboard", "Casino Royale", and "Jet Set Gypsy". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some staple holes in one corner.)
 
 
 



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