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✨✧ German OakDown In The Bunker (3CD set) ... CD
Bunker/Now Again, 1972. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99 20.98
One of the darkest albums of the Krautrock scene in the 70s – an album that was actually recorded in a WWII-era bunker – where the duo were free to open up their instruments, jam for a very long time, and play with the sorts of effects and techniques you might know from bigger groups of the period! Yet there's a brooding quality here that's different than Can, Faust, or other groups – maybe because German Oak were a duo without a very clear path forward, and also because recording an album in an underground concrete bunker was bound to produced some weird vibes on the session! One of the group members recalls in the notes that in the space, he couldn't help thinking of the trauma of WWII – and you can definitely hear that in the music, and see it in the look of the package – which carries tunes that include "Screaming Skeletons", "Missile Song", "Belle's Song", and "Nothing". This fantastic package offers up some great notes from the group – in both German and English – and also adds in rare material too – the tracks "Bear Song", "Happy Stripes On Cats", "Ghost Guitar", "Belle's Song (extended)", "Python Vs Tiger", "Giant Rock Boulder Golem", "Missle Song (extended)", "Harpy & Peregrine", and "Bear Song (alt version)". CD
 
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Buddy ColletteMan Of Many Parts ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and playful modes you'd hear in the Chico Hamilton group when Collette was around! The album features a few different groups, too – with players who include Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Ernie Freeman or Gerald Wiggins on piano, Red Callender on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Ruby", "Cycle", "Cheryl Ann", "Jazz City Blues", "Zan", and "Jungle Pipe". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing.)

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Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Not just a Benny Goodman tribute record – but instead a sweet west coast jazz reworking of older themes – with Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, Larry Bunker and Victor Feldman on vibes, George Auld on tenor, and Carl Perkins on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Japanese pressing. Includes the insert.)

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Bill EvansTrio '65 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
Fantastic Verve Records material from Bill Evans – a set that follows the no-nonsense trio style of his Riverside material, but which definitely shows the evolving Evans style of the 60s! The group here is a nicely mellow one – bassist Chuck Israels, whose sound is tremendous – and drummer Larry Bunker – a player you might know from percussion work on other albums, which seems to give him a very sensitive touch on the drum kit here! Both players have a dancing quality that goes far beyond strict rhythmic timekeeping – and this approach opens up Evans' solos in to a freer mode than on some of his early 60s sets. The result is a wonderful album that really transforms the tunes – as you'll hear on the set of tracks that include "Round Midnight", "Israel", "Elsa", and "How My Heart Sings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series – heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Michael FeinsteinIsn't It Romantic ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99 4.99
With accompaniment by Alan Broadbent on piano, Larry Bunker on percussion, Ray Pizzi on reeds, and others. Titles include "Isn't It Romantic", "A Fine Romance", "My Favorite Year", "No Other Love", "How About You", "I'll Get By", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Forever ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
2 CDs and 43 of Serge Gainsbourg's greatest songs! The set was originally issued as a low-priced companion to the 18CD box set of the same name – and lives un as an fantastic distillation of the master's ouvre, with some of Serge's biggest hits, best-remembered classics, and some of the grooviest tunes from the 60s by anyone! Titles include "69 Anne Erotique", "My Lady Heroine", "Sea Sex & Sun", "Marilou Sous La Neige", "Rock Around The Bunker", "Ballade De Melody Nelson", "Requiem Pour Un Con", "Manon", "Ford Mustang", "Chez Les Ye Ye", "Intoxicated Man", "Ecce Homo", "Sorry Angle", "Mister Iceberg", and "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus". CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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Dave GrusinDiscovered Again! ... LP
Sheffield Lab, 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99 39.99
To tell the truth, we didn't know he'd ever been lost – but who cares anyway, as the album captures Dave in his best 70s fusion mode! The album's got some great mellow tunes that bubble along with a sweet electric feel – gliding in that Grusin way that was never that funky, but which always had a warm soulful undercurrent nonetheless. Recording is direct to disc, giving the set a high-end production touch – but Dave keeps the playing and the group spontaneous – and he's working here with a small lineup that features Ron Carter, Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, and Larry Bunker. Includes a great reading of Jobim's "Captain Bacardi", a good take on the "Theme From Barretta", plus "Sun Song", "Adeus A Papai", and "A Child Is Born". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the box set package, with booklet and Sheffield inserts.)

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Al JarreauWe Got By ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Al's first major label record – cut when he was an emerging soul jazz vocalist, but before he'd gone totally over the top in super-slick hit mode. The album's got a good 70s LA jazzy backing, with guests like Dave Grusin, Arthur Adams, and Larry Bunker keeping the music moving at a nice pace. Includes the title cut "We Got By", plus "Sweet Potatoe Pie", "Spirit", "Susan's Song", and "Alladin's Lamp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear, a name in marker on the back, and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganKonitz Meets Mulligan ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Used ... $6.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". CD
(1988 pressing.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganKonitz Meets Mulligan ... LP
World Pacific, 1953/1960s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s issue. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet ... LP
World Pacific, 1953. Good ... $7.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some crackles and tics. Cover has some wear and aging, aged clear tape holding the top seam, some tape remnants at the spine, and heavy wear and splitting in the bottom seam.)
Also available Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (180 gram pressing) ... LP 31.99

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Pacific/Blue Note, 1953. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series!)
Also available Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet ... LP 7.99

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Lou LevyJazz In Four Colors ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1956. Used ... $18.99
One of the best records we've ever heard from pianist Lou Levy – a record that steps past the simple format of earlier records, into a style that's slightly modern, and very cool – thanks to the addition of vibes to his usual trio format. Larry Bunker plays vibes on the record, and rhythm's by Stan Levy and Leroy Vinnegar – both of whom hip things up nicely, and give the album a soulful bottom that offsets Levy's sprightly piano lines in a wonderful way. A real delight, even on the familiar tunes – and titles include "Gray Fox", "Tune Up", "Without You", "Wail Street", "Star Eyes", "Imagination", and "Indiana". CD
(Early Spanish RCA pressing. Tray card has a very small cutout hole.)

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Henry ManciniBlues & The Beat ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $2.99
This is a pretty jazzy record compared to the usual Mancini soundtrack-type stuff. It's mostly mellow the whole way through and has some very nice moments due to the quality of the playing. His orchestra includes such folks as Pete Condoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Johnny Williams on piano, Victor Feldman on vibes & marimba and Larry Bunker on vibes. There is only one Mancini original – "The Beat" – and the others are jazz standards such as "Misty", "After Hours", "Mood Indigo", "Tippin In", "Sing, Sing, Sing", and "Big Noise From Winnetka". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine, a 4 inch split at the top seam that is bent a bit in front, and a light stain in back.)

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Henry ManciniUniquely Mancini ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99 4.99
Uniquely Mancini work from the great Henry – a sweet set of early 60s work for RCA, done with a harder jazz style than some of his other work of the time! Mancini's group is filled with west coast jazzmen – working under tight leadership to craft some tracks with a bold, sort of flourish that draws strongly from the late 50s crime jazz styles of Mancini, but which also shows some of his more complicated scoring modes of the 60s. Many tunes are standards, but given a vibrant new swing here – and those are offset by a few especially nice originals composed by Hank, such as "Lonesome", "Cheers", and "Banzai Pipeline". Players include Plas Johnson and Gene Cipriano on flute and tenor, Larry Bunker on vibes and marimba, Bob Bain on guitar, and Pete and Conte Candoli on trumpets – and titles include "Green Onions", "Night Train", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "C Jam Blues", "The Hot Canary", and "Moonlight Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and splitting on the top seam & spine.)

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Carmen McRaeIt Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A sweet and jazzy little session from Carmen McRae – an overlooked batch of groovy tunes recorded with small combo backing – with a hip vibe that's a bit different than some of her other 70s work! The sound's pretty soulful overall, and takes off nicely from Carmen's best moments on Atlantic a few years before – mixing in just a bit of electricity to keep things sounding a bit 70s-styled without losing any of Carmen's talent for interpreting a tune. The group features Joe Pass on guitar and Larry Bunker on vibes – and titles include Blossom Dearie numbers "Hey John" and "Inside A Silent Tear", plus "All The Things You Are", "The Right To Love", "Where Are The Words", "It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling", and "Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, tiny split on top seam.)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Chet BakerBest Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet With Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1952/1953/1957. Used ... $1.99
Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax and Chet Baker on trumpet joined by Bobby Whitlock, Carson Smith and Henry Grimes on bass, and Chico Hamilton, Larry Bunker, and Dave Bailey on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gerry Mulligan QuartetGerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 5) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/EMI (Japan), 1953. Used ... $12.99 28.99
A seminal session from Gerry Mulligan – one of his 50s quartet recordings with Chet Baker, in a group that also includes Carson Smith on bass and Larry Bunker on drums. The pianoless quartet grooves nicely in a twin-horn frontline – gliding effortlessly through tunes that include "I May Be Wrong", "Jeru", "Swinghouse", "Darn That Dream", and "Love Me Or Leave Me". Japanese version features lots of bonus tracks – 20 titles in all! CD

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Art PepperComplete TV Studio Recordings ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1964. Used ... $14.99
Rare work from Art Pepper – originally recorded for TV shows in 1957 and 1964, and featuring some surprisingly great performances! The first half of the set features tracks done by Pepper for the LA-based Stars Of Jazz and Steve Allen Show – all of which feature Pepper in quartet formation with players that include Larry Bunker, Victor Feldman, Carl Perkins, Ben Tucker, and Chuck Flores – and one of which features vocalist Pam Russell singing with the group. The sound quality is wonderful – especially given the TV recording nature of the tunes – and Pepper's tone is incredible throughout, a real delight, with that sharp edge and soulful undercurrent that made his late 50s recordings so great. Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Over The Rainbow", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Stormy Weather", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Cherokee". Added to these are 3 more tracks from the Jazz Casual Show in 1964 – a bit looser than the 1957 numbers, and longer as well – with original numbers that include "The Trip", "D Section", and "Junior Cat". The CD is rounded out by 3 more rare numbers – alternate takes from one of the Omegatape sessions in 1957 – with titles that include "Webb City", "Begin The Beguine", and "Fascinating Rhythm". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RowlesLet's Get Acquainted With Jazz ... LP
Tampa, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The cover on this one's so goofy, it's easy to miss what a great session it is – but the album's a west coast gem from the late 50s, with a really unique sound that makes it a must-have for any fan of the LA scene of the time! Jimmy Rowles leads the group on piano, and the album features 2 different lineups – one with Harold Land on tenor and Larry Bunker on vibes, the other with Pete Candoli on trumpet – both of which are augmented by Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. And while Candoli's trumpet is wonderfully sparkling on the set, we really really love the pairing of Land and Bunker – as the vibes and tenor sound is arranged here with a counterpoint that's just great, and which features some especially biting tones from Land! Titles include "The Cobra", "El Tigre", "Cheetas For Two", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "All For You", "East Of The Sun", and "The Blues". CD features 2 bonus alternate takes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s VSOP pressing.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloMusic For Hi Fi Bugs ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
The title makes this one sound like a batch of bachelor pad tunes, but the album itself is easily one of Pete Rugolo's best of the 50s – a really tremendous big band outing that's filled with all-star players – all in a groove that breaks Pete very firmly past his Kenton heritage! The tracks are bold and strong voiced – often a bit longer than usual, which allows for even more focus on the album's solos from players who include Larry Bunker, Pete Candoli, Ronny Lang, Russ Freeman, and Dave Pell. There's a wonderful quality to the record – one in which all elements gell together perfectly, but in a way that still makes you aware of the presence of each player in the larger group – and titles include "Fawncy Meeting You Here", "For Hi Fi Bugs", "These Foolish Things", "Dream Of You", "Snowfall", and "Later Team". LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam, an ink stamp, discoloration from age and some oxidation on front.)

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Pete Rugolo & His All StarsOut On A Limb ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Lots of familiar names in Rugolo's All Stars – with Shelley Manne on drums, Russ Freeman on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes, Barney Kessel on guitar; plus Bud Shank, Maynard Ferguson and Pete Condoli. Most of the tracks on this record are Rugolo originals, with "Don't Play The Melody", "In A Modal Tone", "Early Duke", "Cha-Lito Linda", "Ballade For Drums", and "Repetitious Riff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Vinyl has some small press flaw bumps. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Bud ShankBrasamba! (80s pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Liberty, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded – done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before – but there's something about this record that really gets the whole thing right – as Shank's alto and flute come into play with a killer combo that includes Clare Fischer on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes and drums, Joe Pass on guitar, and Milt Holland and Chuck Flores on percussion. The added percussion really brings a lot to the set – and gives it a strongly bossa-driven groove that really lets Shank take off on alto and flute solos. Fischer's piano is remarkably strong – caught at that clear early point in his career when he was such a fresh voice on the scene. The whole thing's wonderful overall – and if you think you might have it under another name, check the song listings – because we bet you don't! Titles include "Sambinha", "Gostoso", "Elizete", "O Barquinho", "Brasamba", and "Otem A Note". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear.)

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Lew Tabackin/Warne MarshTenor Gladness ... CD
Discomate/Crown (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little session that features some of the best 70s work from these two tenorists – a great little record that has Warn Marsh and Lew Tabackin really opening up next to each other! Toshiko Akiyoshi produced the album for the pair – and although she plays piano on one track, most of the set is piano-less – and opens with this great reed interplay over rhythms from Larry Bunker on drums and John Heard on bass – a very cool setting that's kind of an update of older west coast modes, but with more 70s edges overall! Titles include "Basic #2", "Easy", "March Of The Tadpoles", and "Hangin Loose". CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerCool Baker Vol 2 ... LP
Pacific Jazz/King (Japan), 1953. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Japanese issue of this early material from trumpet genius Chet Baker – featuring his quartet with Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums! The set features titles that include "Moon Love", "Bea's Flat", "Band Aid", "Happy Little Sunbeam", and "Carson City Stage" – and a few alternate takes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing, with obi – still sealed!)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayMusic For Torching ... LP
Verve, 1955. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for Billie Holiday on Verve – a wonderfully intimate small group session, recorded with top-shelf players and a smokey torchy mood! Billie's in her later years by the time of the set, but somehow singing with even more emotion and life – working with a group that includes Benny Carter, Jimmy Rowles, Harry Edison, Larry Bunker, and John Simmons – on tracks that include "It Had To Be You", "A Fine Romance", "Gone With The Wind", "Isn't It A Lovely Day", "Ghost Of A Chance", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono late 70s Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Philippe SardeLiza/La Derniere Femme (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic/Quartet (Spain), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of rare soundtracks from Philippe Sarde – both of them done for Italian director Marco Ferreri! First up is Liza – a sensual score that does a really great job of using older modes of instrumentation to convey some of the slinky 70s eroticism of the movie! Unlike other scores of this type from the time, which might lean more strongly on keyboards and guitar – Philippe Sarde instead makes great use of a lineup of key jazz musicians – served up here with strong solo work by Hubert Rostaing on clarinet, Stephane Grappelli on violin, Raymond Senechal on piano, Francois Rabbath on bass, and Didier Dupraz on guitar. The approach is wonderful, and the album has plenty of appeal to jazz fans too – on titles that include "Le Bunker", "Souvenirs", "La Nage", "Le Gramophone", "Liza", "Retour Dans L'Ile", and "L'Avion". La Derniere Femme has some nicely jazzy modes too – larger orchestrations from Hubert Rostaing, who also solos on clarinet in a few spots, next to solo flute from Michel Sanvoisin. Although the whole sore isn't entirely jazzy – there's some nice use of those larger Philippe Sarde charts, and two vocal numbers too – served up here on tunes that include "Theme De Valerie", "Si Me Quieres Aun", "Generique", "Tahiti Drink", and "Like A Bird In The Wind", with vocals from Bob Martin. CD features a bonus "outtakes medley" from Liza. CD

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✨✧ Philippe SardeLiza/La Derniere Femme (with bonus track) ... CD
Epic/Quartet (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of rare soundtracks from Philippe Sarde – both of them done for Italian director Marco Ferreri! First up is Liza – a sensual score that does a really great job of using older modes of instrumentation to convey some of the slinky 70s eroticism of the movie! Unlike other scores of this type from the time, which might lean more strongly on keyboards and guitar – Philippe Sarde instead makes great use of a lineup of key jazz musicians – served up here with strong solo work by Hubert Rostaing on clarinet, Stephane Grappelli on violin, Raymond Senechal on piano, Francois Rabbath on bass, and Didier Dupraz on guitar. The approach is wonderful, and the album has plenty of appeal to jazz fans too – on titles that include "Le Bunker", "Souvenirs", "La Nage", "Le Gramophone", "Liza", "Retour Dans L'Ile", and "L'Avion". La Derniere Femme has some nicely jazzy modes too – larger orchestrations from Hubert Rostaing, who also solos on clarinet in a few spots, next to solo flute from Michel Sanvoisin. Although the whole sore isn't entirely jazzy – there's some nice use of those larger Philippe Sarde charts, and two vocal numbers too – served up here on tunes that include "Theme De Valerie", "Si Me Quieres Aun", "Generique", "Tahiti Drink", and "Like A Bird In The Wind", with vocals from Bob Martin. CD features a bonus "outtakes medley" from Liza. CD

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✨✧ Gary BurtonSomething's Coming/Groovy Sound Of Music/Time Machine ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1964/1965/1966. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of excellent Gary Burton albums from the 60s – collected together in a single set! Something's Coming is the launch of vibist Gary Burton as a leader – a force in jazz that would continue strongly for decades to come! At the time of the record, Burton had already been making waves as a session player on the Nashville scene – where RCA had some especially strong ears – but he's launched here in a mode that's quite far from those roots, and already filled with those modern, chromatic modes that would have Burton pushing the sound of the vibes forward strongly throughout his career – even on an early record like this! The group is very like-minded, and well-chosen – players who are spacious and modern, but never too much so – a quartet with Jim Hall on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Melanie", "Careful", "Six Improvisatory Sketches", "Something's Coming", and "Little Girl Blue". Next up is a very cool take on the music of Sound Of Music – handled with some help from arranger Gary McFarland, in a way that really unlocks the modal potentials of the tunes! As you might expect from the revolutionary vibist Gary Burton, the approach here is quite different than the usual jazz album of Broadway material – and instead, both Burton and McFarland do a heck of a lot to open up the coolest potential of the songs – as they bring in other hip players who include Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Phil Woods on alto, Joe Puma on guitar, and Steve Swallow on bass. Titles include "An Ordinary Couple", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen", "Do Re Mi", "Edelweiss", and a great take on "My Favorite Things". Time Machine is filled with beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". CD

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

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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (10-inch) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A classic meeting – the icy alto of Lee Konitz, with the mellifluous sound of the Gerry Mulligan quartet that included Chet Baker, Larry Bunker, and Carson Smith. The material was recorded in 1953 at The Haig in LA – and tracks include "Broadway", "These Foolish Things", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Five Brothers","My Old Flame", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, thin stains at the top seam, a name in pen in front, and in pen and marker in back.)

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✨✧ Herb GellerJazz Studio 2 – From Hollywood ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Easily one of our favorite of the Jazz Studio series on Decca – and despite the "from Hollywood" in the title, a great set of serious jazz! Geller works with a group that includes Milt Bernhardt on trombone, John Graas on French horn, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Marty Paich on piano, and Howard Roberts on guitar – supported by the team of Curtis Counce on bass and Larry Bunker on drums. The overall approach is tight, but with lean and mean solos – similar to work by these players on labels like Mode or Nocturne at the time. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Do It Again", "Graas Point", "Laura", "Here Come The Lions", and "Paicheck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove – nice and clean! Cover has light wear, and a bit of seam splitting.)
 
 
 



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