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Buddy RichBuddy Rich (Everest) ... LP
Everest, Late 50s. Sealed ... $4.99
A collection of Buddy Rich material originally issued on Mercury – on records The Voice Is Rich, Richcraft, and The Rich Rebellion – some of which feature Buddy singing a bit, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the few rare vocal sessions recorded by Buddy Rich – and a surprisingly swinging album that makes us wonder why he didn't record more like this! Arrangements are by Buddy Bregman, who was always the great man at Verve for backing less-confident singers – and unlike other Buddy Rich vocal records, which have a mostly gentle, almost Chet Baker-like quality, this one's got a lot more punch and some of the dynamism you'd expect from Rich's fame in jazz! Overall, there's a bit of a short dynamic range to Buddy's singing – but he more than makes up for that with a slightly earthy quality that we really like – a mode that clearly has him wanting to sing, pushing his voice, and bringing a sense of earnestness to these tunes that we really like. Titles include "Day In Day Out", "Goody Goody", "Out Of This World", "One For My Baby", "Fools Rush In", "Dream", and "Travlin Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Buddy RichJust In Time – The Final Recording (3LP collector's edition) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1986. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $38.99 39.99
The last-ever recording of drumming great Buddy Rich – and a set that we'd put right up there next to his best records of the previous two decades! Buddy's in familiar formation here, but the sound is wonderful – recorded live at Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, with this mixture of band tightness and solo freedoms that's really striking – all driven by the kind of energy that always made Buddy one of the few folks who could help a larger ensemble continue with vitality into later years! The formation of the whole group is great – that bold, brash, Buddy Rich sound – and soloists include Steve Marcus on tenor, Bob Bowlby on alto, Tom Garling on trombone, Greg Gisbert on trumpet, and Matt Harris on piano – each of whom get some key solo moments on the set. Titles include "Wind Machine", "Night Blood", "Ready Mix", "Winding Way", "Love For Sale", "Just In Time", and "Harco Shuffle". 3LP version features a 31 minute long take of "Good News" – with a very long tenor solo from Steve Marcus! LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy RichQuiet Riot – A Proper Introduction To Buddy Rich ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Buddy RichRich In London – Live At Ronnie Scott's ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. Used ... $11.99
Crackling live energy from Buddy Rich – recorded at Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, and with a sound that recalls some of Buddy's best from the 60s! The group is plenty great – and the attraction here goes way beyond just Buddy's famous work as a leader. As with other Rich albums from the time, the album features some really searing solo work from Pat LaBarbera – clearly the second star of the set, and really bringing a lot to the session on tenor, flute, and soprano sax! Arrangements are by John LaBarbera, Mike Gibbs, and others – all very hip talents who keep things compelling throughout – and titles include "The Word", "Dancing Men", "St Mark's Square", "That's Enough", "Little Train", and "Tim Being". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Buddy RichVery Live At Buddy's Place ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1974. Used ... $6.99
Hard-swinging Buddy Rich from the prime early 70s years – not exactly an all-out funk affair, but still a great groover, with plenty of hip little big band numbers! The groove here is nice and lean – and Buddy and the group are working at Buddy's own club – hitting that trademark all-out Rich sound, but still leaving plenty of room for the soloists. The group's got some great soul jazz players – including Sonny Fortune on alto, Jack Wilkins on guitar, and Kenny Barron on piano – as well as some really smoking tenor work from Sal Nistico, who's always adaptable to a setting like this. The album's got a tasty version of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon", plus other nice tracks that include "Sierra Lonely", "Nica's Dream", "Billy's Bounce", "Cardin Blue" and "Jumpin At The Woodside". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Buddy Rich & Harry Sweets EdisonBuddy & Sweets ... LP
Norgran, 1955. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Buddy keeps things nice and Sweet on this session – pairing up with trumpeter Edison in a nicely swinging set of tunes that opens up with the best Verve approach of the 50s! The group features Jimmy Rowles on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, and John Simmons on bass – working with Rich to provide some nice backdrops for Edison's well-chosen solo work. Titles include "All Sweets", "Easy Does It", "Now's The Time", and "Barney's Bugle" – an original by Rich that runs for nearly 10 minutes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. NOTE – Cover is stained and flaky on 3 inches along the spine, with a half split bottom seam.)

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Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
A legendary meeting of these two jazz talents – and knowing the famous temper of Buddy Rich, this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Kidding aside, though, the set's a very unusual one for Buddy – as the group here features players normally associated with Max Roach – a very cool lineup that includes Julian Priester on trombone, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, and Stanley Turrentine on tenor – all of whom keep things cool, and bring in some great solo moments when needed! Rich also brings a few of his key men to the set, too – including Phil Woods on alto and Willie Dennis on trombone – on titles that include "Sleep", "The Casbah", "Limehouse Blues", and "Big Foot". CD

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Lester Young & Buddy RichLester Young/Buddy Rich Trio ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $38.99
Although we were never big fans of Buddy, we can endure him for this nice relaxed Verve session, because it offers some great playing by Prez in a very stripped down setting. The record also features an obscure pianist named "Aye Guy", who is actually Nat King Cole – not named on the cover because of contractual reasons! Cole and Young trade lines in a very nicely relaxed format, and even though the record's mostly all standards ("The Man I Love", "Mean To Me", "I've Found A New Baby", etc), the group works well with the material. The one original track – "Back To The Land" – is a live improvised one, recorded in the studio with no overdubs, and with great results! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has a split top seam, and an old record store sticker on the back.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichBig Swing Face ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Buddy's always been a bit laughable, he was always trying to keep his bag moving, and his band of the late 60s included some pretty darn nice players. The group on this session includes Ernie Watts and Bobby Shew, and the band wails hard and fast in a live setting with lots of tight little numbers. Tracks include "Wack Wack", "Norwegian Wood", "The Beat Goes On", and "Mexicali Nose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichRoar Of '74 ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest Buddy Rich albums of the 70s – a mad screaming affair that's overflowing with great tunes! The band on the set is very full – with a heck of a lot of trumpets in the brass section, set next to searing sax work by the great Pat LaBarbera. But even better is the rhythm section – which grooves in a hard electric funk mode, thanks to guitar from Joe Beck, bass from Tony Levin, and some surprisingly smoking drums from Buddy himself! Tracks are all very nicely grooving – and titles include "Kilimanjaro Cookout", "Nuttville", "Senator Sam", "Waltz Of The Mushroom Hunters", and "Big Mac". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Buddy Rich/Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty hip record – a lot cooler than you'd expect from Buddy Rich! The record features Rich playing with a group of Indian musicians lead by Alla Rakha on tabla, conducted by Ravi Shankar, who also wrote all the material on the album – and Paul Horn also joins the group for a bit of flute on some tracks. The tunes are mostly in the Indian idiom, with less jazz touches than you might expect from Rich's presence – and Buddy mostly supplys fills and some harder drum riffs on the tracks. Titles include "Khanda Kafi", "Duet In Dadra", "Tal Sawari", and "Nagma E Raksh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichLast Blues Album Volume 1 ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nothing "blues" about this set – as Buddy Rich is working with some of the best soul jazz players of the Groove Merchant label – on a set that's one of his few small combo albums from the 70s! The vibe is very relaxed and laidback, and even Buddy's tight drumming can't over-hype the sound. Tracks are longish and open – more in the Prestige jazz mode of the 60s than the usual funkier style of the Groove Merchant label – and the sextet features Jimmy McGriff on organ, George Freeman on guitar, Kenny Barron on electric piano, Illinois Jacquet on tenor, and Bob Cranshaw on bass. Titles include "Soft Winds", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "How Long", "Courage", and "Alright". CD

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✨✧ Buddy RichSwingin' New Big Band ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A hard and heavy side from Buddy, and true to his reputation and the title of the LP, he comes out swinging! The set features a top notch mid 60s group, and from the sound of the numbers on this set, ol' Buddy did need to hand out any of his famous lectures on the bus afterwards, with some crisp soloing and great ensemble playing. 8 tracks in all, including "Basically Blues", "The Critics Choice", "My Man's Gone Now", "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" and "Sister Sadie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Buddy RichJust In Time – The Final Recording (2CD collector's edition) ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 1986. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The last-ever recording of drumming great Buddy Rich – and a set that we'd put right up there next to his best records of the previous two decades! Buddy's in familiar formation here, but the sound is wonderful – recorded live at Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, with this mixture of band tightness and solo freedoms that's really striking – all driven by the kind of energy that always made Buddy one of the few folks who could help a larger ensemble continue with vitality into later years! The formation of the whole group is great – that bold, brash, Buddy Rich sound – and soloists include Steve Marcus on tenor, Bob Bowlby on alto, Tom Garling on trombone, Greg Gisbert on trumpet, and Matt Harris on piano – each of whom get some key solo moments on the set. Titles include "Wind Machine", "Night Blood", "Ready Mix", "Winding Way", "Love For Sale", "Just In Time", and "Harco Shuffle". 2CD version features a 31 minute long take of "Good News" – with a very long tenor solo from Steve Marcus! CD
Also available Just In Time – The Final Recording (3LP collector's edition) ... LP 38.99

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✨✧ Buddy RichLast Blues Album ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nothing "blues" about this set – as Buddy Rich is working with some of the best soul jazz players of the Groove Merchant label – on a set that's one of his few small combo albums from the 70s! The vibe is very relaxed and laidback, and even Buddy's tight drumming can't over-hype the sound. Tracks are longish and open – more in the Prestige jazz mode of the 60s than the usual funkier style of the Groove Merchant label – and the sextet features Jimmy McGriff on organ, George Freeman on guitar, Kenny Barron on electric piano, Illinois Jacquet on tenor, and Bob Cranshaw on bass. Titles include "Soft Winds", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "How Long", "Courage", and "Alright". CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Flip Phillips & Buddy RichFlip Phillips/Buddy Rich Trio ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Flip Phillips had plenty of great moments on Verve – but some of his best seemed to come when he was working with Buddy Rich, who always seem to spur him on to even greater heights! This set may be one of their best moments together – a wonderfully spare date that just features Buddy on drums, Flip on tenor, and Hank Jones on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Trumpeter logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has ome wear and aging, with a split top seam and spine.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichThis One's For Basie ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including Pete Condoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Bob Cooper on tenor, Buddy Collette on flute and baritone, and Jimmy Rowles on piano. The set's less Buddy-like than it is Marty-ish – and the grooves here have that very fluid Paich approach throughout – but recast slightly to reflect the strong Basie/Hefti groove of the 50s. Titles include "Shorty George", "Ain't It The Truth", "9:20 Special", "Jump For Me", "Blues For Basie", and "Blue & Sentimental". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, and a tiny hint of splitting on the top seam – but this is a great copy overall.)
 
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Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo (Onra/Buddy Sativa)Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo ... CD
All City (Ireland), 2013. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly spiritual collaboration between Onra and and Buddy Sativa – one that's filled with lots of rich acoustic sounds that recall the glory days of the 70s spiritual jazz scene and the post-Coltrane years on Impulse Records! Most of the music is handled just by the two musicians, working with overdubs – and laying down bits of flute, kalimba, electric piano, Arp, harp, vibes, bass, and plenty of percussion – a very heady brew that stretches out with a deep, organic vibe that's mighty nice! Despite it's contemporary origin, the set feels a lot like some lost indie pressing from the 70s – with tracks that include "Wandering Wondering", "Endangered Species", "Universe Is Love", "UFO Paradise", "Dark Karma", and "Honey Hash Rose". CD

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Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry EdisonTour De Force – The Trumpets Of Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry Edison ... LP
Verve, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A triple-trumpet session with a really wonderful sound – the kind of all-star date that only a label like Verve could have done so well! As you'll guess from the title, the record's a showcase for the three trumpeters in the lead – and the tracks are long, with plenty of space for each player to state their case in a very distinct solo voice. Rhythm is by a familiar quartet that features Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – and the use of guitar in a set like this creates an especially ringing tone at the bottom, one that often seems echoed by the brighter notes of the trumpet over the top. The album's got a great extended "Ballad Medley", plus long takes on "Tour De Force" and "Steeplechase". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Quintet ... CD
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
A great CD that combines 2 Verve albums by Hamp – both in the mode of his excellent early 50s side! Unlike earlier work, Hamp here plays in a small group setting – working with Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Buddy De Franco, carving out long tracks that have a heck of a lot of room for soloing, and which are handled in an open-ended mode that's much more like the Verve Jam Session style than some of the other sets on the label at the time. Two of the tracks stretch over 10 minutes long, and others are all pretty nicely timed too – leaving Hamp and the others with plenty of room for solos! Titles include "These Foolish Things", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Je Ne Se Pas", "Sunny Side Of The Street", and a very long version of "Flying Home". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorm Granz' Jam Session #8 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
An early Norm Granz production, before they were issued under the JATP moniker, though basically the same idea. In fact, this set would later get repackaged as a JATP side. As you'd expect, it's an all star cast, with a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Buddy Rich. Side one is a blowing session entitled "Jam Blues" and side two is the "Ballad Medley" stringing together bits of "Tenderly", "I've Got The World On A String", "What's New", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good","Don't Blame Me", "Imagination", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Body & Soul" and "She's Funny That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some faded marker, clear tape on the seams and spine, some aging, and pen on back.)

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Charlie ParkerJazz Perennial – Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 ... LP
Verve, 1949. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of our favorite of Verve's "genius of" collections of Charlie Parker's work – largely because it includes some wonderful and oft-overlooked vocal tunes! 4 of the tracks on the set feature Bird blowing with a vocal chorus arranged by Dave Lambert – in a style that shouldn't work, but does – thanks to Lambert's keen bop sensibilities (heard here before his Lambert Hendricks & Ross years), and to players in the group that include Hal McKusick, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus. Other tracks have Parker either playing in a quartet with Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, and Hank Jones – or in a different group with Kenny Dorham and Tommy Turk. Titles include "Cardboard", "Visa", "Segment", "Passport", "Diverse", "I'm In the Mood For Love", "If I Love Again", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve trumpeter logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a split top seam held with aged clear tape.)

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Teddy WilsonDidactic Mister Wilson (10 inch LP) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Teddy wilson on piano – with either Aaron Bell or John Simmons on bass, and Buddy Rich or Denzil Best on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Clef pressing, with trumpter logo, in nice shape! Cover has some light wear, mostly near the opening edge – but is nice overall.)

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Lester Young & Harry EdisonPres & Sweets ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A classic Verve pairing of two of its greatest soloists – both recorded here in a laidback, easily-swinging session that allows both players to shine equally! Young's tenor is always a welcome addition to any set of this nature, and Edison's playing here in a gentler, relaxed mode that's a wonderful fit to the easygoing groove laid down by the rhythm section of Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich. Titles include "Mean To Me", "That's All", "She's Funny That Way", and "Red Boy Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese pressing on Polydor, including the insert. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonAir Mail Special ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the standout gems from Lionel Hampton's 50s sessions for Verve – wonderful small combo recordings that let Hamp stretch out in freer solo space than usual! Although the Hampton fame always lay in his popularly-touring bigger band, and all its related pyrotechnics, we've always loved Lionel's sound in a more intimate setting – and the way his ringing tone on the vibes prefaces work to come in later years by Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Nelson, and others – bold, soulful, and surprisingly modern at times. There's a metallic quality to the solo work on these sides that we really like a lot – and which offers a nice contrast to Milt Jackson's vibes of the period through its more powerfully pronounced understanding of the instrument's tone. The core group is a quartet – with Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – and half the set features the clarinet of Buddy DeFranco. All tracks are nice and long – almost jam-session style – and titles include "Soft Winds", "Airmail Special", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "It's Only A Paper Moon". CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird On Verve Vol 2 – Bird & Diz ... LP
Verve (France), 1950. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An expanded version – with bonus material and alternates! The core of the record is a classic meeting of two giants from the early years of bop – altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie – brought together here in a session that Norman Granz would later list as one of the truest realizations of his vision for recording jazz music! Parker's sharp lines are a great contrast to the robust horn work of Diz – and the players work here with a rhythm section that features Thelonious Monk on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Titles include "Bloomdido", "Leap Frog", "Oscar For Treadwell", and "Mohawk". LP features three alternate takes, and also includes a 1950 quartet date with Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – on the titles "Star Eyes", "Blues (fast)", and "I'm In The Mood For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great French pressing from the 80s!)

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✨✧ Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Verve) ... LP
Verve (Czech Republic), Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic meeting of two giants from the early years of bop – altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie – brought together here in a session that Norman Granz would later list as one of the truest realizations of his vision for recording jazz music! Parker's sharp lines are a great contrast to the robust horn work of Diz – and the players work here with a rhythm section that features Thelonious Monk on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Titles include "Relaxin With Lee", "Leap Frog", "Oscar For Treadwell", and "Mohawk". The LP also has a classic David Stone Martin image on the cover. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bud PowellGenius Of Bud Powell ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice compilation of sides cut by Powell for Norman Granz, in the early 50s, originally issued on 10"s. Bud's in fine, fiery form, presented here solo and in a trio setting with Ray Brown and Buddy Rich. Another set of trio's follows, with Curly Russell replacing Brown, and the second LP is almost all solo piano work. 10 tracks in all, including "Parisienne Thoroughfare", "Hallucinations", "Oblivion", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Tea For Two" and "A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has wear, splitting seams held with clear tape a cutout hole and an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousLes Disques De La Victoire – American Army V-Discs 1943 to 1949 (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1940s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A really great overview of the V-Discs label of the 40s – the imprint started by the US Army as a way of circulating the jazz and swing sounds of the time to soldiers overseas! As you'd guess from the dates, the label was started during the American involvement in WWII – but then continued as a key part of its work in rebuilding the European scene of the postwar years – almost as a musical extension of the work of the State Department! Yet despite that governmental tie-in, the music here is all pretty darn great on its own – and given that most V-Discs titles were not available for commercial sale, they also represent a unique slice of the 78rpm market of the time. The 4CD set features detailed notes in French and English, 92 tracks in all, and some songs even include messages from the artists too – with work by Don Redman, Jo Stafford, Louis Prima, Duke Ellington, Earl Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Carson Robinson, Carmen Miranda, Frankie Carle, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Glen Gray, Les Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Randy Brooks, Kay Starr, Buddy Rich, Charlie Barnet, Spike Jones, Bob Crosby, Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Cab Calloway, Harry James, and many more! CD
 
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✨✧ Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key album in the development of the flute in jazz – issued under the Swingin Shepherds name to cash in on the fame of that popular hit of the time! The album's a bit more serious and conceptual than you might guess from the title and cover image – and follows strongly on the approach Collette and others of the LA scene were working through in Chico Hamilton's groundbreaking Quintet of the time. The set's got a unique lineup that features Collette, Bud Shank, Paul Horn, and Harry Klee on an assortment of flutes – plus Bil Miller on piano, Joe Comfort on bass, and Bill Richmond on drums. The sound is light and swinging – in the playful mode that recalls the Hamilton group, but which is also a bit more flute heavy, and lighter overall. Titles include "The Four Winds Blow", "Flute Diet", "Short Story", "Machito", "Improvisation", and "The Funky Shepherds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear and aging.)

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MastersoundsKing & I – A Jazz Interpretation By The Mastersounds ... LP
World Pacific, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A strange batch of titles played by one of the stranger groups of the late 50s, but the record works nicely – possibly because Rodgers & Hammerstein's tracks are a good forum for the group's mix of soul jazz and lyrical mysticism. Monk Montgomery plays an early Fender bass, Buddy Montgomery's on vibes, Richie Crabtree plays piano, and Benny Barth plays drums. The highlight is a great version of "Dance Of The Siamese Children", one of those odd show tunes that gets picked up often by jazz players, and turned into a completely different vehicle. Other titles include "Shall We Dance", "We Kiss In The Shadows", "My Lord & Master", and "I Have Dreamed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light ringwear and some edge wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryIn The Beginning – Early Recordings from 1949 to 1958 ... CD
Resonance, Late 40s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
An incredible look at the very young Wes Montgomery – rare early recordings done before his breakthrough material for the Riverside label in the late 50s – but already showing Wes as one of the freshest talents of his generation on guitar! The bulk of the material features Montgomery in live settings, mostly in his home turf of Indianapolis – but the collection also features a never-heard studio session from 1955 – recorded for Epic Records with Quincy Jones as the producer! The live tracks are wonderful – full of fire, but never roughshod or gritty – already showing that masterful Montgomery approach to the guitar in full effect – shining in the company of contemporaries who include Monk Montgomery on bass, Buddy Montgomery or Richie Crabtree on piano, Gene Morris or Alonzo Pookie Johnson on tenor, and Sonny Johnson on drums. It's especially great to hear tenor with Montgomery – an instrument that didn't always figure in his early sessions – and the quality of Alonzo's playing is especially great on the Epic studio sides too. There's a huge amount of information in the package to illuminate the music – plenty of notes, photos, and more – and titles include "Six Bridges To Cross", "Ralph's New Blues", "Soft Winds", "King Trotter", "All The Things You Are", "Wes' Tune", "Leila", "Far Wes", "Going Down To Big Mary's", "Brazil", "Four", "Smooth Evening", and "Carlena's Blues". CD

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VariousGunsmoke Vols 3 & 4 – Dark Tales Of Western Noir From A Ghost Town Jukebox (10 inch vinyl) ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
A cool collection of really oddball numbers – unusual country, offbeat pop numbers, and a fair bit of cuts that have a popcorn groove somewhere down there at the bottom! These aren't the usual sorts of cuts you might expect – and instead, the collection's definitely on the hipper side of the spectrum from the things we hear from the Stag O Lee label – maybe the farther reaches past Bear Family and Ace records – into the real hinterland of the obscure 45. CD brings together material from the 10" LP sets vols 3 and 4 – and tracks include "Fire Of Love" by Jody Reynolds, "Lonely Moon" by Johnny Wells, "On The Horizon" by Ben E King, "Squaw Girl" by Fatima, "Hellbound Train" by Marie Robertson, "Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost" by Eddy Arnold, "Hard Working Man" by Dorsey Burnette, "Lumber City" by Big Buddy K, "Wild Streak" by Johnny Fallin, "Ghost Town" by Eddie Miller, "Down Bound Train" by Frank Gay & The Gayblades, "Bury Me Deep" by Bill Shaw, "The Living Dead" by Jim Burgett, "Mistery's Child" by Richard Hayes, "Workin On The Santa Fe" by Randy Starr, "Cell Walls" by Craig Brown, and "Rebel Heart" by Larry Hall. CD

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VariousState Of The Union – The American Dream 1967 to 1973 – Presented By Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A great look at the changing tone on the American scene at the end of the 60s – that moment when Vietnam, social unrest, and many other problems weighed heavily on the country's consciousness – and made their presence manifest in all sorts of pop music as well! We're not talking about the familiar sounds of the Woodstock generation – but instead more mainstream artists who had never touched on politics or social issues before – but suddenly found themselves singing alongside the underground about the bigger problems of the day. This package is a superb look at that moment – put together by the team who've given us the great English Weather and Paris In The Spring collections for Ace – with the same care for choice of tracks, and a wealth of wonderful notes that really get at the nature of these unusual tunes. Titles include "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" by Elvis Presley, "Wine In The Wind" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Paint Me Black Angels" by Eartha Kitt, "This Crazy World" by Paul Anka, "Questions" by Bobby Darin, "Do You Believe This Town" by Dean Martin, "Cardboard California" by Buddy Greco, "Cherrystones" by Eugene McDaniels, "Save The Children" by Teresa Brewer, "Welfare Hero" by Johnny Tillotson, "What Do We Do With The World" by Bing Crosby, "4th Of July" by The Beach Boys, "Mr Businessman" by Ray Stevens, "Paint America Love" by Lou Christie, "Hitchhiker" by The Four Preps, "Brand New Day" by Della Reese, "Saturday's Father" by The 4 Seasons, and "Southbound Jericho Parkway" by Roy Orbison. CD

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✨✧ MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Windy City classic – from Vee Jay Records! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass! Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time – a killer little group that was almost a Chicago secret back in the day, but one that's well worth discovering if you've got any sort of a love for hardbop or soul jazz! This oft-overlooked gem is one of the best hardbop albums to ever come out of Chicago, and it's got some great originals by Mabern – like "Richie's Dilemma" and "Make Everybody Happy" – plus a nice version of Booker Little's "Sweet Silver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, pen on back, and small splits on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousCole Slaw Music Club – A Rhythm & Blues Revue ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard-grooving R&B from a host of hip talents from the 50s – music that's a bit blues, a bit jazz, and which goes past the obvious tunes you'd usually find on a collection like this! The cuts were chosen by the folks at the Cole Slaw Club in Germany – a specialist spot to step to old school grooves like these – and the sounds are a very cool mix of jukebox jive, groovy instrumentals, and some deeper-voiced tunes that really give the collection a lot of depth! The collection's not afraid to step between different genres in search of a swinging groove – in the best Bear Family/Cree Records style – and titles include "I Changed My Mind Jack" by Jo Ann Campbell, "Spider In The Web" by The Dooley Sisters, "Big John" by Richard Berry, "The Sneak" by Jimmy Oliver's Orchestra, "Salome Twist" by The Carroll Brothers, "Talk About Me" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Sugar Diabetes" by Eddie Banks, "Stolen Love" by Miss Lavell, "Sweet Little Love Like You" by Al Brown & The Tune Toppers, "Dance Of The Goony Bird" by Pat Miller, "Summertime" by Sylvia Mora, and "My Old Man" by Buddy & Ella Johnson. CD
 
 
 



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