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Charlie RichSilver Linings ... LP
Epic, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, some wear, and light aging.)

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Charlie RichToo Many Teardrops – The Complete Groove & RCA Recordings ... CD
RCA/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 22.99
A great look at a really lost legacy in music from Charlie Rich – obscure sides recorded for RCA Records in the early 60s – done after his initial rush of genius on Sun Records, and before his later commercial success on Epic! Charlie's got one of the all-time great voices in pop music – a richness that easily rivals that of Memphis contemporary Elvis Presley, and which never fully got its due at the time – even though labels like RCA and Smash provided Rich with some fantastic material and production! Charlie's work for Smash has been picked up by the cognoscenti in recent years, and we'd honestly put these RCA tracks right up alongside them – with a similar Tennessee blend of soul and rock, rural and urban – all delivered by Charlie's incredibly charming vocal approach, and recorded with a depth that goes way beyond the usual RCA production modes of the time. There's plenty of currents of soul in the mix – even some New York-styled modes, which really work well with Rich – and this 40 track set is the first time this material has ever been pulled together – long-overdue, and a real treat to our ears! Titles include "Like Someone In Love", "Lady Love", "Nice & Easy", "Big Boss Man", "It's All Over Now", "The Grass Is Always Greener", "Now Everybody Knows", "My Mountain Dew", "The Big Build Up", "She Called Me Baby", "Gentleman Jim", "Christmas Greetings", "All Of My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers", "Is Goodbye That Easy To Say", "Tragedy", "Ten Dollars & A Clean White Shirt", "Tomorrow Night", and "No Room To Dance". CD

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✨✧ Charlie RichAin't Gonna Be That Way – The Complete Smash Sessions ... CD
Smash/Ace (UK), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Absolutely brilliant numbers from Charlie Rich – one of the greatest and most versative voices ever to come out of the 50s rock & roll and country scenes – his impeccable work for Smash in the 60s, long before he'd hit mainstream country pay dirt (finally) in the mid 70s! Charlie was both blessed and cursed by his gifted vocal chords, in that he could do anything with them – nascent blue-eyed soul, pop, country, rock & roll – which made it all too easy for his labels, producers and handlers to move him onto a new thing if the singles or LPs didn't stick commercially. They couldn't wedge him comfortably into a niche, but damned if he didn't knock everything they threw at him right outta the park. So very highly recommended! 29 tracks in all: "It Ain't Gonna Be That Way", "Party Girl", "I Can't Go On", "So Long", "Just A Bit Of You", "So Long", "Down And Out", "Moonshine Minnie", "Hawg Jaw", "Lonely Weekends", "Tars A Go-Go", "She's A Yum Yum", "Man About Town", "Mohair Sam", "So Long" and many more. CD
 
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Nat King Cole & Buddy RichAnatomy Of A Jam Session (24 bit remaster) ... CD
1201 Music, 1945. Used ... $8.99
Early jazz material – with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Herbie Haymer on tenor, John Simmons on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Getz & Charlie ByrdJazz Samba ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a big early proponent of bossa nova rhythms, and had already been experimenting with them on his records of the time – yet also gets a key extra "umph" here in the presence of Stan's tenor – a bold, rich, soulful sound that really helps give the music a lot of direction – in ways that still resonate strongly all these many years later! Getz is completely sublime – a master of tone and timing throughout – and perfectly fit to these tunes. Rhythms are mostly from Byrd's trio, augmented with some extra percussion – and titles include the classic "Desafinado", plus "E Luxo So", "Samba Dees Days", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba De Uma Nota So", and "Baia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story (10CD boxset) ... CD
Black Label, 1940s/Early 50s. Used 10 CDs ... $38.99
With Chet Baker, Billy Bauer, Walter Bishop, Red Callender, Miles Davis, Teddy Kotick, Bud Powell, Red Rodney, Sid Catlett, Sonny Criss, Kenny Dorham, Allen Eager, Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Wardell Gray, Al Haig, Joe Harris, Roy Haynes, Milt Jackson, Barney Kessel, John Lewis, Dodo Marmarosa, Howard Mcghee, Al Mckibbon, Jay Mcshann, Fats Navarro, Roy Porter, Tommy Potter, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Curly Russell, Slam Stewart, Lucky Thompson, and Lennie Tristano. CD
(Out of print, outer box has some edgewear, nothing major.)

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Charlie ParkerJazz Perennial – Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 ... LP
Verve, 1949. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(Stereo MGM pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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 includes a number of alternate takes, and has a nice photo of the 2 jazz giants on the cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has clear tape on the seams and light ring wear.)
Also available Bird & Diz (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1950. Used ... $4.99
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 includes a number of alternate takes, and has a nice photo of the 2 jazz giants on the cover. CD
(Early 80s West German pressing.)
Also available Bird & Diz (Verve) ... LP 19.99

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Charlie Parker & Lester YoungBird & Pres – Carnegie Hall 1949 ... LP
Verve, 1949. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The famous 1949 concert, with Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Tommy Turk on trombone, Flip Phillips and Lester Young on tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerComplete Norman Granz Master Takes (4CD set) ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Red Rodney, Charlie Shavers, Coleman Hawkins, Flip Phillips, Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Webster, Hank Jones, Al Haig, Thelonious Monk, John Lewis, Oscar Peterson. Ray Brown, Charles Mingus, Percy Heath, Shelly Manne, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, Roy Haynes, Kenny Clarke, Art Taylor, Barney Kessel, Machito, and Gil Evans. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy Rich'47 - '48 ... LP
Hep (UK), Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A collection of mid-40s recordings with sidemen that include Allen Eager, Tommy Allison, Terry Gibbs, Charlie Shavers, and Ella Fitzgerald. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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Count BasieComplete Basie Rides Again (Basie Rides Again/Swinging Count!) ... CD
Essential Jazz (Spain), Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Featuring Charlie Shavers and Joe Newman on trumpet, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Paul Quinichette on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, Buddy Rich on drums, and others. CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy In Greece ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $24.99
Dizzy's in Greece, looking very cool in a fez on the cover – and really wailing hard with a larger group that includes Billy Mitchell, Charlie Persip, Lee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, and Phil Woods! The mode here is still quite boppish, despite the larger size of the ensemble – but Dizzy also manages to bring in some of those wonderfully rich colors that were coming into his later work – a tonal depth that's completely amazing, and which pushed Gillespie way past his simple roots of the 40s, into a space that made him one of the most expressive jazz leaders of the 50s. The horn charts alone are totally great – and Dizzy's got a wonderful talent for letting the key soloists step out with a really strong voice in the set – and although short, the tunes have an incredible reach overall. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Yesterdays", "Groovin' High", "Hey Pete", "Arnnie's Dance", and "Groovin' for Nat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, and a split top seam.)

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Johnny GriffinChange Of Pace ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $9.99 14.99
For a guy who played a strange instrument, Julius Watkins sure got around! Case in point is this strangely wonderful album from 1961, in which Johnny Griffin used the talents of Watkins to create a strange album of moody textures and rich waves of sound. Watkins french horn is on about half the tracks on the album – and the others feature Griffin as the main soloist, backed by two string basses (Bill Lee and Larry Gales), plus drums by Ben Riley. The result is a very different, but very compelling album by Griff – and in combination with Watkins (who was well-accquainted with deep tenor sounds from his work with Charlie Rouse in Les Jazz Modes), he opens up a whole new side of his playing. Titles include "Nocturne", "Soft & Furry", "Same To You", "Connie's Bounce", and "Why Not?" CD
(Out of print. Please note the tray card is missing one spine, has some clear tape, and glue underneath the tray. Cutout notch through spine.)

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Yoshio Otomo/Hidefumi Toki Alto MadnessLover Man ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 24.00
Twin alto sax work from the leaders – blowing here together with a really rich sound that almost feels like some of Phil Woods alto-heavy dates from years back, but with a vibe that's more 70s Japanese as well! The pair are both great soloists on their own – and step out in the lead on boppish tracks, but with phrasing that's far beyond just hokey Charlie Parker cliches – given an even more modern sense of expression through the quintet's use of guitarist Kazumi Watanabe, alongside bass and drums. The set features 11 minute takes on both "Lover Man" and "Scrapple From The Apple" – plus the side-long original "Blues For T&O", which runs for 19 minutes! CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Bill PottsJazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess (2nd cover) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A stone cooker – and one of the best versions of Porgy & Bess recorded in a jazz format! It's a slightly-forgotten fact that at the time of the big late 50s film version of Porgy & Bess, there was a bit of trouble with the soundtrack – so the market was flooded with other versions of Gershwin's score in a hope to fill the void. This is one of the best of that bunch – a very well-done set of tunes arranged and conducted by Bill Potts, recorded with a strong set of soloists that include Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Charlie Shavers, Bob Brookmeyer, and Harry Edison. Tracks are the usual batch of Porgy & Bess numbers – "I Loves You Porgy", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "My Man's Gone Now", "A Woman Is A Sometimes Thing", "Summertime" – all woven together wonderfully in a rich tapestry of sound, with some particularly evocative solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove, including booklet inner.)

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✨✧ Tico All-StarsDescargas Vol 1 – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of the most famous Latin jam session albums ever – recorded at the Village Gate, and featuring a massive set of players that includes Tito Puente, Victor Paz, Charlie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Jimmy Sabater, and Joe Cuba! In keeping with the "descargas" title, the work is fast and free – introduced in a very live setting, and building on spare rhythms with a rich array of Latin jazz work and sponanteous vocals! This first volume has 3 long tracks, all of them great – and titles include "Guajira Controversial", "Cargas Y Descargas", and "Barquinho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange label pressing – nice and clean! Cover has a light stain near the bottom, worse on back than front – but mostly looks great overall.)

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Tico All-StarsDescargas Vol 3 – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of the most famous Latin jam session albums ever – recorded at the Village Gate, and featuring a massive set of players that includes Tito Puente, Victor Paz, Charlie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Jimmy Sabater, and Joe Cuba! In keeping with the "descargas" title, the work is fast and free – introduced in a very live setting, and building on spare rhythms with a rich array of Latin jazz work and spontaneous vocals! This third volume is really descarga heavy – with 3 long tracks that include "Descarga Boogaloo", "Descarga Pompo", and "Descargas de Contrabajos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing! Cover has light wear, and a small cutout hole – but this is a very nice copy overall.)

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Barry Ulanov/Tadd DameronAnthropology ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1947/1948. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Recordings from 1947 by Barry Ulanov & His All Star Metronome Jazzmen, with Fats Navarro on trumpet, John LaPorta on clarinet, Charlie Parker on alto, Allen Eager on tenor, Lennie Tristano on piano, Billy Bauer on guitar, Tommy Potter on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums, with Sarah Vaughan on vocals; plus three tunes recorded in 1948 at the Royal Roost by Tadd Dameron & His Orchestra with Allen Eager and Wardell Gray on tenor, Curley Russel on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Spotlite pressing in a non-gatefold cover with title in a different font. Cover has light aging, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ VariousChoctaw Ridge – New Fables Of The American South 1968 to 1973 ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 36.99
A fabulous look at a new wave of music that hit the American scene at the end of the 60s – sophisticated songs with a deep sense of narrative that went way beyond the usual – first sprung by the world of country music, but with an influence that went on to touch all other styles too! This set goes right to the core – and brings together cuts from the hippest songwriters of the period, delivered in versions that may well be the best to ever make it on records – including a few tunes that will really come as a surprise if you think you know the artists from their hits! As you'd guess from the title, the world here is very similar to that in "Ode To Billie Joe" – a world that's also given great illumination by the detailed notes within. Titles include "Endless Miles Of Highway" by Jerry Reed, "If Only She Had Stayed" by Chris Gantry, "July 12, 1939" by Charlie Rich, "What Am I Doing In LA" by Nat Stuckey, "The House Song" by Lee Hazlewood, "Mr Jackson's Got Nothing To Do" by John Hartford, "Widow Wimberley" by Tony Joe White, "Mr Walker It's All Over" by Billie Jo Spears, "Drivin Nails In The Walls" by Waylon Jennings, "Four Shades Of Love" by Henson Cargill, "The Back Side Of Dallas" by Jeanne C Riley, "Way Before The Time Of Towns" by Hoyt Axton, "Down From Dover" by Dolly Parton, "Fabulous Body & Smile" by Sir Robert Charles Griggs, and "Why Can't I Come Home" by Ed Bruce. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLifetime Of Romance – Secret Rendezvous ... CD
Sony/Time Life, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
Music from Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dionne Warwick, Oliver, Henry Mancini and His Orchestra and Chorus, Ray Conniff and the Singers, Charlie Rich, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Glen Campbell, the Brothers Four, the Lettermen, Percy Faith & His Orchestra, Bobby Vinton, Jerry Vale, Lenny Welch, Al Martino, the Sandpipers, the Association, Kai Winding, Jo Stafford, Doris Day, Vic Damone, Mac Davis, and Kenny Rogers. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSun Box (3LP box set) ... LP
Sun/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- 3LP ... $44.99
A fantastic collection from that great Charly/Sun Records run of reissues in the 80s – and a set that looks at all aspects of the label – including country, rockabilly, blues, and more! Includes cuts by Joe Hill Louis, Warren Smith, Billy Riley, Sonny Burgess, Malcolm Yelvington, Ernie Chaffin, Charlie Feathers, Johnny Cash, Harmonica Frank, Carl Perkins, James Cotton, Doctor Ross, Charlie Rich, Carl Mann, and many others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original book! Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ Joe GordonIntroducing Joe Gordon ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work from bop trumpeter Joe Gordon! Gordon was a lost talent who only cut a handful of records before his untimely death in 1963 – but he was a heck of a trumpeter, with a rich talent that we'd rank up there with Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham. Joe plays here in a group that includes Art Blakey on drums and Charlie Rouse on tenor – and the overall sound is right up there with the best raw bop on Blue Note or Prestige during the same time. Titles include "Toll Bridge", "Lady Bob", "Flash Gordon", "Xochimilco", and "Bus Bier". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAnd This Time It's For Real – 34 Classic R&B Standards ... CD
Debutante/Polygram (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Sugar Pie DeSanto, the Contours, the Velvelettes, Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure, Jimmy Castor, Junior Walker, Shorty Long, Charlie Rich, Dean & Jean, James Brown, Laura Lee, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousChoctaw Ridge – New Fables Of The American South 1968 to 1973 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fabulous look at a new wave of music that hit the American scene at the end of the 60s – sophisticated songs with a deep sense of narrative that went way beyond the usual – first sprung by the world of country music, but with an influence that went on to touch all other styles too! This set goes right to the core – and brings together cuts from the hippest songwriters of the period, delivered in versions that may well be the best to ever make it on records – including a few tunes that will really come as a surprise if you think you know the artists from their hits! As you'd guess from the title, the world here is very similar to that in "Ode To Billie Joe" – a world that's also given great illumination by the detailed notes within. Titles include "Endless Miles Of Highway" by Jerry Reed, "If Only She Had Stayed" by Chris Gantry, "July 12, 1939" by Charlie Rich, "What Am I Doing In LA" by Nat Stuckey, "The House Song" by Lee Hazlewood, "Mr Jackson's Got Nothing To Do" by John Hartford, "Widow Wimberley" by Tony Joe White, "Mr Walker It's All Over" by Billie Jo Spears, "Drivin Nails In The Walls" by Waylon Jennings, "Four Shades Of Love" by Henson Cargill, "The Back Side Of Dallas" by Jeanne C Riley, "Way Before The Time Of Towns" by Hoyt Axton, "Down From Dover" by Dolly Parton, "Fabulous Body & Smile" by Sir Robert Charles Griggs, and "Why Can't I Come Home" by Ed Bruce. CD
Also available Choctaw Ridge – New Fables Of The American South 1968 to 1973 ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ VariousLegendary Story Of Sun Records ... CD
Sun/Metro Doubles (UK), 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin' Wolf, the Miller Sisters, Rufus Thomas, Billy Lee Riley, Elis Presley, Carl Mann, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison, Rosco Gordon, Mak Self & more. CD
(Includes original slipcase – still sealed.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettBack Hand ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1974. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Prime Keith Jarrett on Impulse Records – and a still-wonderful session that features work by the great group that featured Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums! The sound here is a bit more focused than on some of Jarrett's earlier Impulse sides – but still has that rich and organic sound overall – blending instruments from all players with a sound that's spontaneous and flowing. Jarrett himself plays a bit of percussion and wood flute – and Redman also plays maracas and musette! Tracks are long, and include "Kuum", "Inflight", "Vapallia", and "Backhand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ Don CherryRelativity Suite (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
JCOA/Klimt (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Don Cherry's most spiritual, far-reaching projects – a wonderful record that builds both on his key avant work of the 60s, and some of the globally-inspired sounds he was cutting overseas! This date was done in close collaboration with the New York underground of the time – and the large group features work from a rich array of great musicians – including Charles Brackeen on soprano and alto sax, Carlos Ward on alto, Frank Lowe and Dewey Redman on tenors, Charlie Haden on bass, Carla Bley on piano, and Ed Blackwell on drums – working with additional string and percussion players in a sound that's completely sublime! There's a great ear here for unusual sonic twists and turns, yet these are mixed with some deeper organic tones, and some freer jazz passages – all to really ignite a great fire as the set rolls on. Titles include "March Of The Hobbits", "Tantra", "Desireless", "Infinite Gentleness", and "Trans-Love Airways". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousTen Commandments Of Rock & Roll – Commandment 7 – Be Empathic/She's A Flirt ... CD
Atomicat, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A weird little back of rock and rollers – songs that have to do with a woman's infidelity, and a man's need to understand her needs too! If that sounds complicated, just get past the concept and give the CD a spin – because, like other great titles in this series, it's mostly just a batch of rare 45s from the glory days of the 7" single – brought together with a loose idea of a concept that's hardly needed much because the tracks are so great! There's a fair bit of R&B and early soul material on the set – and titles include "It's All Over" by Niki Sullivan, "Don't Lie" by Steve Schickel, "Devil Doll" by Lee Denson, "You Broke My Heart" by The Gleams, "You Never Had It So Good" by The Checkers, "Gonna Be Waitin" by Charlie Rich, "You're Just Wasting Your Time" by Jimmy Bowen, "Mean Woman Blues" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "You Don't Love Me" by Ike Turner, "I'm Your Taboo Man" by Eugene Church, "Feelin Kinda Lonesome" by Chuck Wheeler, "I'm Gonna Leave You" by Walt Benton, "Mabel's Gone" by Johnny Jano, "Don't Leave Me Fanny" by Royal Jokers, and "She's A Flirt" by The Jewels. 30 tracks in all! CD
 
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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Charlie MarianoToshiko Mariano Quartet (Candid) ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the few recorded meetings of alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano and pianist Toshiko Akioshi in the studio – quite strange given that they were a couple at the time! The session's easily one of the last great American sessions by either player – a work that shows Mariano's alto really building on the strengths of his work in the 50s, and Akioshi's piano shedding some of its early bop influences, and going for the richly-toned sound that would serve her greatly in the 70s. The long tracks here offer plenty of space for Charlie's sharp tone to really do its thing – and that raspy warmth of the 50s is even more deeply soulful at this point – and augmented by a new sense of composition that gives the record some of its best tracks. There's almost a nascent sense of spiritualism here – quite unusual for the time – and titles include "When You Meet Her", "Toshiko's Elegy", "Deep River", and "Little T". CD

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Dexter Gordon, Red Rodney, Von Freeman, et alCharlie Parker Memorial Concert ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
In Chicago, the cult of Bird fanatics probably lived harder than in other cities – and in the few decades after Charlie Parker's death, the city was host to annual Bird Memorial concerts during the month of August. This obscure 2LP set on Cadet does a good job of documenting the energy and comraderie that went into those sessions – as it captures tunes from four different performances during the series, all recorded at Chicago's North Park Hotel. Players include Dexter Gordon, Howard McGhee, Vi Redd, Lee Konitz, Art Hoyle, Von Freeman, Jodie Christian, Roy Haynes, Muhal Richard Abrams, Eddie Jefferson, and Kenny Dorham – and the set's a great crossection of players – from the bop to the less obvious Parker-philes – in a strong illustration of Bird's still-consistent influence even at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Ornithology", "Yardbird Suite", "Disappointed", "Parker's Mood", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in a non-gatefold cover, with a cut corner.)

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Charlie HadenNocturne ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used ... $3.99
A reall beautiful album from bassist Charlie Haden – one of his larger concept records, but one that's delivered with a nicely stripped-down vibe – in a moody late night spirit that really fits the title and the vintage image of Havana on the cover! At some level, the record's a love letter to the city that's special to Haden – but it also embraces some of the richer Latin currents he explored in other projects – not with a full ensemble, but with subtle touches from Gonzalo Rubalcaba on piano and Ignacio Berroa on percussion in the core trio – augmented at points with tenor from David Sanchez and Joe Lovano, a bit of guitar from Pat Metheny on one track, and violin from Federico Britos Ruiz on a few more. Title sinclude "Transparence", "El Ciego", "Yo Sin Ti", "Noche De Ronda", "En La Orilla Del Mundo", "No Te Empenes Mas", and "Tres Palabras". CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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Charlie VenturaCharlie Ventura Quintet ... LP
Hall Of Fame Jazz Greats, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
With Dave McKenna on piano, Billy Bean on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Mousie Alexander on drums. Titles include "Runnin' Wild", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Saints Go Marching In", "Paper Moon", "Stardust", "Sweet Lorraine", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue in the blue cover, with light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi & Charlie MarianoToshiko Mariano Quartet (Candid) ... LP
Candid, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the few recorded meetings of alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano and pianist Toshiko Akioshi in the studio – quite strange given that they were a couple at the time! The session's easily one of the last great American sessions by either player – a work that shows Mariano's alto really building on the strengths of his work in the 50s, and Akioshi's piano shedding some of its early bop influences, and going for the richly-toned sound that would serve her greatly in the 70s. The long tracks here offer plenty of space for Charlie's sharp tone to really do its thing – and that raspy warmth of the 50s is even more deeply soulful at this point – and augmented by a new sense of composition that gives the record some of its best tracks. There's almost a nascent sense of spiritualism here – quite unusual for the time – and titles include "When You Meet Her", "Toshiko's Elegy", "Deep River", and "Little T". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Barnaby pressing. Vinyl has light sleeve marks. Cover has a cutout hole, light surface wear.)
Also available Toshiko Mariano Quartet (Candid) ... CD 13.99

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Red GarlandRediscovered Masters ... LP
Prestige, 1958/1959/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99 19.99
4 sides of rare Red Garland material – recorded during his prime years at Prestige, but issued here for the first time – with Ray Barretto, Paul Chambers, Peck Morrison, Oliver Nelson, Charlie Persip, Art Taylor, Doug Watkins, Richard Williams, and Specs Wright. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Grant GreenRetrospective 1961 to 1966 (4CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $44.99
A wonderful 4 disc box set documenting one of our favorite jazz guitarist's work for one of our favorite jazz labels. We initially got hip to Grant Green on his amazing funky jazz sides, but as we made our way back through his recording career, we discovered a wealth of sublime material. The tracks collected here are pulled from over 30 albums, and span a wide section of the post bop spectrum, with two discs worth focusing on his work in organ combos, the second on quartet settings, like the Grant Green/Sonny Clark set on Mosaic and the last his work on hard bop sides. As you might imagine, the list of sidemen's pretty exhaustive, and so is the track lising, but rest assured there's plenty of solid material here, like "Baby's Minor Lope" off Grant's First Stand, "Swingin At Sugar Ray's" off Baby Face Willette's Face To Face, "Bop Bop Bing Bash" off George Braith's Soul Stream, "Let 'Em Roll" off John Patton's Let 'Em Roll, "Talkin' Bout JC" off Talkin' Bout, "Plaza Del Toros" off Larry Young's "Into Somethin", "Round Midnight" off Green Street, "It Ain't Necessarily So" off Nigeria, "Uh Huh" off Hank Mobley's Workout, "Blues For Charlie" off Ike Quebec's Blue & Sentimental and "A Tune For Richard" off Horace Parlan's Happy Frame Of Mind, plus many, many more. CD
(Out of print, penmark through slipcover barcode.)

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Duke JordanDuke's Delight ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
More greatness than usual for Duke Jordan – thanks to the presence of Charlie Rouse on tenor and Richard Williams on trumpet! Titles include "Truth", "Tall Grass", "Sultry Eye", and "Undecided Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cut corner, name in marker, light wear.)

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Charles MansonCharles Manson Sings – Lie – The Love & Terror Cult ... LP
Awareness, 1970. Sealed ... $99.99
If Terry Melcher hadn't given Charles Manson the brush off, this album may well have come out on Columbia in the late 60s, and made Manson the rock and roll star he wanted to be! And while we're as disturbed as everyone else by the history of Charlie's violence, we also have to admit that we're kind of taken by this album – and find it a surprisingly good little record in a 60s folksy mode. There's really none of the creepiness that you might expect, and Manson's got a naivete that kind of transforms a Dylan-esque style into one that's overflowing with the raw emotion and personality of Jonathan Richman (but none of the silliness, of course.) Most of the music is recorded in a spare style, with acoustic guitar backing and a bit of additonal vocals – and titles include "Ego", "Look At Your Game Girl", "I'll Never Say Never To Always", "Home Is Where You're Happy", "Don't Do Anything Illegal", and "Sick City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue, still sealed in clean shrink!)

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✨✧ Charles Mingus with Eric DolphyCornell 1964 ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
A real musical discovery – not just for the fact that the CD represents a previously-unreleased concert by Charlies Mingus – but also because the sounds and styles here offer up a version of Mingus that's almost more adventurous than some of his other albums of the time! The sextet features some key work by Eric Dolphy on alto sax, flute, and bass clarinet – but all other players are wonderful too, and include Johnny Coles on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, Jaki Byard on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums – all coming together with a sense of power and presence that matches that of a group double their size! The long tracks on the set allow plenty of space for individual expression – some stretched-out solos that really push the limits of the music, sometimes going farther outside than we might expect – almost in the manner of some of Coltrane's important live dates of the same year. Titles include "ATFW You", "Fables Of Faubus", "Take The A Train", "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress", "Meditations", "So Long Eric", "Jitterbug Waltz", and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine. )
Also available Cornell 1964 (UHQCD pressing) ... CD 28.99

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Charles Mingus with Eric DolphyCornell 1964 (UHQCD pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1964. New Copy 2CDs ... $28.99 34.99
A real musical discovery – not just for the fact that the CD represents a previously-unreleased concert by Charlies Mingus – but also because the sounds and styles here offer up a version of Mingus that's almost more adventurous than some of his other albums of the time! The sextet features some key work by Eric Dolphy on alto sax, flute, and bass clarinet – but all other players are wonderful too, and include Johnny Coles on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, Jaki Byard on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums – all coming together with a sense of power and presence that matches that of a group double their size! The long tracks on the set allow plenty of space for individual expression – some stretched-out solos that really push the limits of the music, sometimes going farther outside than we might expect – almost in the manner of some of Coltrane's important live dates of the same year. Titles include "ATFW You", "Fables Of Faubus", "Take The A Train", "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress", "Meditations", "So Long Eric", "Jitterbug Waltz", and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". CD
Also available Cornell 1964 ... CD 16.99

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Sonny StittStitt Plays Bird (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1963. Used ... $1.99 3.99
After years of staying free of comparisons with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt steps confidently into a set of compositions by the late, great one – sounding really wonderful in his own interpretations of these classics! The album's got the same simple and focused still as Stitt's best work on Roost – and although the compositions are all by Bird, the overall sound is still very much Sonny's own – especially given the wonderful sense of space and timing brought to some of the performances! The group's an unusual one, especially for Stitt – and features John Lewis on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all offering a slightly more modern take on Bird than might be expected – especially through the angular lines on Hall's guitar. Titles include "Ko Ko", "Confirmation", "Ornithology", "Parker's Mood", "Au Privave", and "Constellation". CD

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✨✧ Hasaan Ibn Ali (Hasaan)Metaphysics – The Lost Atlantic Album ... CD
Atlantic/Omnivore, 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost jazz treasure from one of the most enigmatic pianists of the 60s – the legendary Hasaan, who recorded famously with Max Roach on Atlantic Records, but who also left behind this rare session that's never seen the light of day until now! Hasaan hails from Philly, where he was a player who'd made huge waves in that city, with a technique that rivaled the modernism of Elmo Hope or Herbie Nichols – but a musician who rarely ever got exposure outside of the city, which is what makes this album so essential! Even more essential is the fact that the set features work from a very young Odean Pope on tenor – really sounding tremendous here next to Hasaan – maybe the Charlie Rouse to his Thelonious Monk, although both musicians work in territory that's even more mindblowing! All titles here are originals by Ali, filled with all these amazing changes and angles – driven forth even more strongly by the work of Art Davis on bass and Kali Madi on drums – on tunes that include "True Train", "Richard May Love Give Powell", "Atlantic Ones", "Viceroy", "El Hasaan", "Epitome", and "Metaphysics". Album also features three shorter alternates of titles on the record. CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusBlack Saint & The Sinner Lady (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic – and one of Mingus' greatest albums ever! This one ranks right up with The Clown and Pithecantropus Erectus for sheer raw power and emotion – and Mingus' writing here is incredibly tight, giving soloists like Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, and Jerome Richardson a real workout. The set's an extended suite of tracks with sort of a semi-ballet form. Don't let this fool you into thinking that the work's some sort of semi-classical snoozer, though – as Mingus uses the structure to hit some brilliant raw emotion, and the "dance" part of the piece gives the work a tight rhythmic form, pushing the soloists into raw urgent grooves, of a nature that never show up on Mingus' other work from the time. Titles include "Trio & Group Dancers", "Solo Dancer", "Group & Solo Dance", and "Duet Solo Dancers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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✨✧ VariousJazz – The Smithsonian Anthology (6CD box set) ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used 6 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully expansive anthology that covers each decade of jazz music from the 20s to early 00s – tracing the evolution of the music throughout and pinpointed historically resonant, artistically essential moments all the way – a real treasure from Smithsonian Folkways! The 6CD box set is an update and expansion of the great Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, a 6LP set that was originally released in 1973, and covered the eras to that point. This set features 11 tracks on 6CDs – with early dixie, rags, brass band and vocals and orchestra jazz from the early years by Dick Hyman, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and many more, sprawling mid century greatness from Benny Goodman, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Thelonius Monk, Mary Lou Williams, pivotal 50s & 60s greatness from Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Nat King Cole, Sun Ra, Ella Fitzgerald, Cannonball Adderly and more, the global music and genre busting creativity of 60s & 70s material by Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto, Jimmy Smith, John Coltrane, Art Ensemble, Pat Metheny and more, and more contemporary forces suck as Medeski, Martin & Wood, Michael Brecker, Abdullah Ibrahim and more. The packaging and presentation is impeccable, too – it comes in a 200 page hardcover book that's filled with notes by Richard James Burgess, John Edward Hasse & Bob Blumenthal, oft-lengthy notes on each track, tons of photos and more. CD
(In great shape with the original slipcase!)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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✨✧ Hasaan Ibn Ali (Hasaan)Metaphysics – The Lost Atlantic Album ... CD
Atlantic/Omnivore, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
A lost jazz treasure from one of the most enigmatic pianists of the 60s – the legendary Hasaan, who recorded famously with Max Roach on Atlantic Records, but who also left behind this rare session that's never seen the light of day until now! Hasaan hails from Philly, where he was a player who'd made huge waves in that city, with a technique that rivaled the modernism of Elmo Hope or Herbie Nichols – but a musician who rarely ever got exposure outside of the city, which is what makes this album so essential! Even more essential is the fact that the set features work from a very young Odean Pope on tenor – really sounding tremendous here next to Hasaan – maybe the Charlie Rouse to his Thelonious Monk, although both musicians work in territory that's even more mindblowing! All titles here are originals by Ali, filled with all these amazing changes and angles – driven forth even more strongly by the work of Art Davis on bass and Kali Madi on drums – on tunes that include "True Train", "Richard May Love Give Powell", "Atlantic Ones", "Viceroy", "El Hasaan", "Epitome", and "Metaphysics". Album also features three shorter alternates of titles on the record. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Richie KamucaCharlie ... LP
Concord, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Donald Bailey on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Richie KamucaWest Coast Jazz In Hi Fi ... CD
Hi Fi/OJC, 1959. Used ... $9.99
A hard-swinging session that's much hipper than you might guess from the "hi fi" or "west coast" in the title – recorded with none of the cliches that both tags might make you think – and instead a well-crafted set of solos from the mighty Richie Kamuca! Back in the 50s, Kamuca really had a tremendous tone – one that was often buried in larger groups, but occasionally got to take the solo spotlight on gems like this – stepping out with a raspy, almost gritty undercurrent – a sense of deeper soul in the sound that was uncommon for the west coast scene, and which we might almost compare to the similar qualities of a young Charlie Mariano on the alto sax. Although the group here is fairly largeish – with Bill Holman on baritone sax, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Vince Guaraldi on piano – Kamuca's clearly the main solo star, and is set up nicely in some subtle arrangements by Holman. Titles include "Linger Awhile", "Star Eyes", "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Jazz", and "Way Down Under". CD
(Booklet has some pen.)

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Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley & Strings ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good ... $28.99
An early album that features Adderley's beautifully edgey alto sliding nicely through a set of standards conducted by Richard Hayman. The album's not as strikingly emotive as other Verve "with strings"outings – such as the Charlie Parker & Strings sessions – but it is a great platform for the youthful Cannonball to do more than wail in a soul jazz kind of way, and it unlocks a much more thoughtful, introspective side of his playing not usually heard on record. A nice divergence from the usual – with titles that include "I Cover The Waterfront", "Two Sleepy People", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", and "Street Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove – nice and clean overall. Cover has some peeling of the laminate near the top and side edge, common for this release.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman's Big New Herd At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Proof that Woody Herman kept on burning hard, long after the 40s – continuing to work in great new modes, with the best players he could find! There's a touch of 60s grooviness to the record – mixed with some older California modes – and the lineup features massive tenor work from Zoot Sims, Bill Perkins, and Richie Kamuca – all of whom really know how to soar out of the larger group when needed, yet come together with that tightness that made Herman famous, back in the day! More modern touches come from Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, and Charlie Byrd on guitar – adding a nice dimension not always heard with the earlier Herman group. The live setting allows for some sweet longer numbers with more solo space – like "Monterey Apple Tree" and "Like Some Blues Man" – as well as some shorter tight numbers in the band's ensemble style – like "The Magpie", "Skoobeedoobee", and a reading of "Four Brothers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with the Long Playing Unbreakable logo and a deep groove. Cover has light wear and some marker.)

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Elvin JonesDear John C ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the more unusual albums on Impulse – and a beautiful session that's filled with surprises you wouldn't expect! Elvin Jones leads a group of well-chosen bandmates in a hip set of tracks that's sort of a "letter" to Coltrane – with groupings that include either Roland Hanna or Hank Jones on piano, plus Richard Davis bass, and Charlie Mariano on alto sax! Mariano is the real highlight of the album, and his sparkling alto playing on the disc is some of his finest work from the 60s – really standing out in one of his few American sessions from the middle part of the decade – soulful, but searching too – very well presented in an album of Coltrane-ness. Titles include "Love Bird", "Fantazm", "Ballade", "Dear John C", and "Smoke Rings". CD
Also available Dear John C (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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Elvin JonesDear John C (with bonus track) ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1965. Used ... $12.99
One of the more unusual albums on Impulse – and a beautiful session that's filled with surprises you wouldn't expect! Elvin Jones leads a group of well-chosen bandmates in a hip set of tracks that's sort of a "letter" to Coltrane – with groupings that include either Roland Hanna or Hank Jones on piano, plus Richard Davis bass, and Charlie Mariano on alto sax! Mariano is the real highlight of the album, and his sparkling alto playing on the disc is some of his finest work from the 60s – really standing out in one of his few American sessions from the middle part of the decade – soulful, but searching too – very well presented in an album of Coltrane-ness. Titles include "Love Bird", "Fantazm", "Ballade", "Dear John C", and "Smoke Rings". Also features the bonus track "That Five-Four Bag". CD
(US pressing, out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Dear John C ... CD 13.99

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Rahsaan Roland KirkOther Folks' Music ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Rahsaan Roland Kirk takes on "other folks music" – that is, a host of tunes penned by other jazz artists – but as you'd expect, there's a really personal feel to the record overall – one that definitely makes the music Kirk's own by the end of the set! The album's a bit more subdued than some of his previous records, but no less creative – as there's a wonderfully understated quality to the record that really cements its charm – that undeniable Kirk genius at work, amidst an inventive lineup that includes Truty Pitts on electric piano, Hilton Ruiz on acoustic piano, Gloria Agnosti on harp, Richard Williams on trumpet, Roy Haynes on drums – and Roland himself on a great range of reeds – including tenor, flute, manzello, stritchaphone, reed trumpet, and harmonica! Titles include a great reworking of Frank Foster's "Simone", plus versions of Hilton Ruiz' "Arrival" , Trudy Pitts' "Anysha", Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee", and Kirk's own "Water For Robeson & Williams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib & Oh No as The Professionals, Guity Simpson, AG & Frank Nitt. It's great stuff, natch – finding Madlib in a straighter hip hop mode production wise – but straighter Madlib production has unexpected twists and turns! Loads of funky samples, some recognizable others otherworldly – and beats that range from dusty funk to dramatically soulful. Includes "The Sound Of Champions" (inst), "Charlie Hustle" by Strong Arm Steady, "Sam", "Snakes 101" by MED, "Girls" by J Rocc, "Love/Hate" (inst), "The Adventurs Of Soul Bra And Docta Dick'em Pts 1 & 2", "Hold Up" by The Professionals, "Thoughts Of An Old Flame" by Guilty Simpson and others. CD

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Hugo MontenegroHurry Sundown ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the richest 60s moments from composer Hugo Montenegro – a soundtrack that's penned with a mix of string styles that are a nice bridge between the differing instrumental styles that Hugo would use in the 50s and the 60s! Some of the numbers showcase Montenegro's strong ability to score a scene with subtle feeling – inflections of the instruments in these ways that are gently expressive, but never too sentimental while other numbers have a bit more of that color and tone that Hugo would really explode into bigger flourishes in some of his 60s action and comedy work. There's a few other interesting elements – a bit of field chorus singing, to fit the southern sharecropper narrative – and a few especially nice jazzy tracks that really stand out! Titles include "Breakfast In Bed", "Playing With Dynamite", "Charlie's Trip", "Love Me Vivian", and "Hurry Sundown Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Mal WaldronWhat It Is ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1981. Used ... $16.99
A great one from pianist Mal Waldron – a set that marks that renewed sense of energy he found as the 80s approached – a move back to some tighter forms in terms of the inside/outside edge of the improvisational spectrum – but still with some of the freer spirit he'd unlocked in the 70s! The tracks are all nice and long, and are forged by a quartet that features Clifford Jordan on tenor, Cecil McBee on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – a group who definitely have some of the spirit of Jordan in this setting, but with all the deeper tones that Waldron can bring to a date. Jordan is tremendous, and the album features three long tracks – "Charlie Parker's Last Supper", "Hymn From The Inferno", and "What It Is". CD
(Out of print 1994 Enja pressing.)

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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion of Latin rhythms and soulful vocals – and while the NYC styles were key to its fame, the music also burst forth from lots of points west, too – and came together in a flurry of fast rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and hard-driving vocals that made for a completely infectious blend! This package is a fantastic testament to that mad musical moment – and is overflowing with a selection of gems that goes way past the obvious – not the Fania Records catalog that usually shows up on other boogaloo releases, but a huge batch of tracks from small labels and indie singles too. Titles include "Skate Boogaloo & Karate Too" by Lee Harris, "Block Party" by Jimmy Castor, "Boogaloo #3" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (part 1)" by Tom & Jerroo, "Playing It Cool" by Hector Rivera, "Ready Steady Go" by Prince & Princess, "Bar Kays Boogaloo" by The Bar-Kays, "What I Feel" by Richie & The PS 54 School Yard, "Have Some Boogaloo" by Timmy Thomas, "Bugalu" by Charlie Palmieri, "Boogaloo (part 1)" by The Bob & Earl Band, "Me & You Doing The Boogaloo" by Lou Courtney, "Boogaloo Zoo" by Shirley Butler, "Bugaloo Party" by Harold & Connie, "Boogaloo Investigator" by The Exotics, "Funky Funky Boogalo" by Jimmy Brown, and "Let's Do The Funky Boogaloo (part 1)" by Barry Jones. CD

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✨✧ Woody HermanLive At Monterey ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Zoot Sims and Richie Kamuca on tenor, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Urbie Green on trombone, Vic Feldman on piano and vibes, Charlie Byrd on guitar, and others! CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Roland KirkWe Free Kings ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a record from the young Roland Kirk – one of his first for Mercury Records, and the start of a great run of genius in the 60s! Kirk is mindblowing here – playing tenor, flute, manzello, and stritch – often at the same time, as pictured on the cover – a mode that's no gimmick at all, but which instead shows this wonderfully sophisticated understanding of sound and resonances between the reed instruments! And as always with Kirk, there's a strong current of soul in the music too – emphasized here by backing work from players who include Richard Wyands or Hank Jones on piano, Art Davis or Wendell Marshall on bass, and the great Charlie Persip on drums. Titles include the sublime modal number "We Free Kings" – plus "Three For The Festival", "The Haunted Melody", "You Did It You Did It", "Sack Full Of Soul", and "Moon Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(2012 WaxTime pressing.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley & Strings (Trip) ... LP
EmArcy/Trip, 1955. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An early album that features Adderley's beautifully edgey alto sliding nicely through a set of standards conducted by Richard Hayman. The album's not as strikingly emotive as other Verve "with strings"outings – such as the Charlie Parker & Strings sessions – but it is a great platform for the youthful Cannonball to do more than wail in a soul jazz kind of way, and it unlocks a much more thoughtful, introspective side of his playing not usually heard on record. A nice divergence from the usual – with titles that include "I Cover The Waterfront", "Two Sleepy People", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", and "Street Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Trip reissue. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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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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✨✧ Ornette ColemanCrisis ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A record that bursts out with a sound that definitely lives up to its striking title – as Ornette Coleman explores the new frontiers of experimental jazz with one of his great groups from the end of the 60s! The album's got the intensity of the best ESP sessions of the period, but also shows the richer sonic elements that Coleman can bring to the proceedings – that way of mixing sharp edges with surprising currents – delivered by an all-star group that features Ornette on alto and violin, Don Cherry on trumpet and flute, Dewey Redman on tenor and clarinet, Charlie Haden on bass, and the young Ornette D Coleman on drums. It's especially amazing to hear Haden and Cherry take on such different roles than in the Ornette material of the early 60s – and also realize a wider vision for the music, on tunes that include a great version of Haden's "Song For Che", plus "Broken Shadows", "Trouble In The East", and "Space Jungle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light edge & surface wear, drill hole, bumped corners.)
 
 
 



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