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✨✧ Charlie Rouse & Paul QuinichetteChase Is On (70s pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A killer – and one of the greatest records ever cut on Bethlehem! Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette go head to head in a hard-blown session that's very different than most of the work on Bethlehem – grooving in a free-wheeling "chase" mode, as you might guess from the title – with lots of heavy tenor in the lead, cooking at a level that's more like a Prestige or Savoy session from the 50s! The group's as tight as can be – with some killer drum work from Ed Thigpen, and piano by either Wynton Kelly or Hank Jones. Titles include "The Chase Is On", "You're Cheating Yourself", "Knittin", "Tender Trap", and "When The Blues Come On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Charlie RouseTakin Care Of Business ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great session of deeply soulful tenor work, featuring Rouse in a group with Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop, Earl May, and Art Taylor. At this point in his career, Rouse is in his pre-Monk days – but beginning to experiment heavily with a more modernist approach to hardbop. The results are great – especially on tracks like "Blue Farouq", "Wierdo", "204", and "Pretty Strange" (the latter two of which are originals by Randy Weston, making a first appearance on this session.) CD
 
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✨✧ Charles RouseTwo Is One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really unique little album from tenorist Charlie Rouse – a player who's best known to most for his famous 60s recordings in the Thelonious Monk Quartet – but who stretches out here in a very different style for the Strata East scene of the 70s! The album's almost funky at times, and nicely offbeat and spiritual at others – with players who include Paul Metzke and George Davis on guitars, Calo Scott on cello, David Lee on drums, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Azzedin Weston and Airto on percussion – a very unusual mix of instrumentation that presents that wonderful Rouse tenor sound in a very different way! Charlie also plays a bit of bass clarinet at one point – and titles include "Bitchin", "In His Presence Searching", "Hopscotch", "Two Is One", and "In A Funky Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Clifford BrownMemorial Album (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1953. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Clifford Brown only recorded a handful of sides for Blue Note – but all of the best ones are included in this excellent album – a full length set that culls together Brown's material from the 10" years, issued as a memorial to his early death in 1956! Side one features Brown with the modernist Gigi Gryce on flute and alto sax – plus Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – a lineup that has a strong sense of soul, balanced with a dose of modernism – on titles that include the classic "Hymn to the Orient" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Easy Living", "Cherokee", "Wail Bait", and "Minor Mood". Side two features an equally sharp group – with Lou Donaldson on some excellent alto, and the great Elmo Hope on piano – on titles that include "Brownie Speaks", "De Dah", "Cookin", "You Go To My Head", and "Carving The Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some surface wear, and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Jazz ModesJazz Modes ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good+ ... $49.99
One of the rarest albums by this fantastic combo from the late 50s! The band features the very strange mix of French horn, tenor, and soulful piano – played by Julius Watkins, Charlie Rouse, and Gildo Mahones, respectively. The sound shouldn't work, but it does, and beautifully – thanks to some pretty soulful rhythm work, and a nice conception that never gets too cute, or too full of itself. Rouse is great, and has a measured quality that hints at his work with Monk, but which also has a bit more soul. Mahones is always great, and is one of the true unsung heroes of soul jazz piano – and as an added unique element, the album features eerie vocals from Eileen Gilbert on a few numbers! Sahib Shihab sits in on a few cuts – and titles include "Knittin", "Blue Flame", "Mood In Motion", and "The Oblong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo pressing with deep groove. Includes the Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has some gloss separation along the top seam, in great shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkCriss-Cross ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... $4.99
A title and cover that beautifully illustrate the sharp-edged power of the Thelonious Monk quartet on Columbia – and a wonderful place to start if you're just digging Thelonious' music! The record is similar to the best of Monk's Columbia sides – in that it revisits older tunes and themes from previous years, but in a way that's often much better than the original recordings – thanks to some incredible energy between group members Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums! Rouse's sharp horn is easily a real bnous here – as it dances beautifully with Monk's piano lines and creates a magical sense of juxtaposition and fluidity, but is still nicely earthy and soulful as well! Titles include "Criss Cross", "Think Of One", "Eronel", "Hackensack", "Rhythm-a-Ning", and "Crepuscule With Nellie". This CD bonus tracks on the the original album: "Coming On The Hudson","Tea For Two" and "Eronel". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even know the Duke Jordan recording, too – but this batch of material is equally wonderful, and features an unusual quintet that has Monk's piano alongside the twin tenors of both Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen – the latter of whom was such a key part of the French scene that gave the world the film in the late 50s. Other group members include Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and most numbers are reworkings of other Monk compositions, but done especially for the film – with titles that include "Six In One", "Light Blue", "Bye & Bye", "Ba Lue Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Pannonica", "Well You Needn't", and "Rhythm-A-Ning" – all presented here in differing versions and mixes. Great package – 2CDs, with a bonus 60 page color book with photos and essays! CD

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Thelonious MonkLive In Paris – 16 Avril 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 29.99
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by the group – with especially long improvisations by Monk that really reignite our respect for his genius – and the kind of soulful solos from Rouse that are always a perfect match! The bass of John Ore is beautifully recorded too – maybe even more powerful here than usual – and Frankie Dunlop completes the group with wonderfully deft work on drums. Titles include "Nutty", "Bemsha Swing", "Evidence", "Body & Soul", "I Mean You", "Epistrophy", "Just A Gigolo", "April In Paris", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Jakie-ing", and "Off Minor". CD

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Thelonious MonkMonk In France (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Live material recorded in France during the early 60s – when Thelonious Monk was working with his super genius stripped-down quartet that featured Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums! The tracks are a simple but elegant expression of Monk's ideals – laid out in longer versions than usual, with some great work by Rouse and Monk on the solos – already a near-perfect pairing here, ready to turn out some amazing 60s work for Columbia in years to come. Tracks include "Off Minor", "I Mean You", "Hackensack", and "Well You Needn't". CD includes bonus tracks "Body & Soul" and "Crepuscule With Nellie". CD
(Out of print. Please note this copy has a few marks but plays fine.)

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Thelonious MonkPalo Alto ... CD
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A lost live recording from the legendary Thelonious Monk Quartet of the 60s – done at a time when the group wasn't recording at all, as a small benefit at a high school in California! Yet despite that setting, the vibe here is as relaxed, open, and human as if the combo were playing at an overseas club – very personal presentation of the best ideals inherent in Monk's piano, Charlie Rouse's tenor, Larry Gales' bass, and the drums of Ben Riley! Monk had been having some health issues during the year, but they don't show up at all in his performance – save for maybe a sense of brooding darkness at times, although that was always a quality that might appear in his performance. The music is every bit as essential as the London recordings that would emerge a few years later – and titles include "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Ruby My Dear", "Don't Blame Me", "Epistrophy", and "I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams". CD

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow & black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Record and cover are nice!)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdByrd In Hand (24 bit RVG Remaster) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best of Donald Byrd's early Blue Note albums – a sparkling set of hardbop tunes with a really souful edge! The album's one of a few that feature Byrd working with baritonist Pepper Adams – a frequent partner on his best recording dates of the late 50s, of which this set is one of the best. The rest of the group includes a rhythm section of Walter Davis, Sam Jones, and Art Taylor – all grooving nice and hard – plus tenor work by the great Charlie Rouse, whose raspy tone really gives the set a tremendous amount of depth. Tracks are a good blend of originals by Byrd and Davis, swinging with the lyrical beauty of a Horace Silver set of tracks – and titles include "Devil Whip", "Bronze Dance", "Clarion Calls", and "The Injuns". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterFurther Definitions ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key later album from alto saxophonist Benny Carter – one that has him at the helm of a largeish group, but playing with a nicely focused sort of groove! In addition to Benny's alto, the record also features tenor sax from Charlie Rouse and Coleman Hawkins, plus one more alto from Phil Woods – supported by rhythm from John Collins on guitar, Dick Katz on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. The tunes are traditional, but have some sharper-edged modern ideas on some of the solos – and there's a nicely echoey feel to the production, which further adds to the quality of the record. The album's a bit like a Swingville session for Prestige, but has a bit more going on – and titles include "Doozy", "Blue Star", "Midnight Sun Will Never Set", and "Crazy Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with RVG Stereo stamp. Cover has a small cutout hole, light surface wear, and a small split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Miles Davis/Thelonious MonkMiles & Monk At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1958/1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A slightly misleading record – but a great one nonetheless! From the title and cover, you might imagine that Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis were sharing the stage together at the Newport Jazz Festival – but instead, the album actually features separate performances by each artist – actually even recorded 5 years apart! The Miles Davis recording is from 1958 – a great year that has John Coltrane working with the group, alongside Wynton Kelly on piano, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – performing lively versions of "Ah Leu Cha", "Straight No Chaser", "Fran Dance" and "Two Bass Hit". The Monk material is even more unique – recorded in 1963, with Monk's usual quartet of Charlie Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums – joined by the legendary Pee Wee Russell on clarinet – recently revived in jazz at the time, and displaying surprisingly modernist tendencies! Both Monk tracks are long – and include versions of "Nutty" and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerArt Farmer Septet Plays The Compositions & Arrangements Of Gigi Gryce & Quincy Jones ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal modern jazz from Art Farmer and Gigi Gryce, with more than a little help from Quincy Jones! The two groups represented here are both medium sized, with Art joined by Jimmy Cleveland up front, and a variety of other sidemen including Cliff Solomon, Oscar Estell, Charlie Rouse and Danny Bank on saxes, and Quincy Jones, Horace Silver, Monk Montgomery, Percy Heath, Sonny Johnson and Arthur Taylor in the rhythm section. The music is a great balance of some of Gryce's academic tendencies set against very soulful hard bop performances. Tracks include "Work Of Art", "The Little Bandmaster", "Mau Mau", "Up In Quincy's Room", "Wildwood", "Evening In Paris", "Elephant Walk" and "Tiajuana". CD features the bonus track "When Your Lover Has Gone". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howard McGheeLive At Emerson's ... LP
Zim, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice rough-edged late work from the genius bop trumpeter – recorded with a group that includes Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Charlie Rouse on tenor, and Jim Roberts on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk5 By Monk By 5 ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Monk Monk Monk! A classic, with a lively quintet that includes Thad Jones, Sam Jones, Art Taylor, and the amazing Charlie Rouse, here just beginning a very fruitful association with Monk – and really adding a lot to the session with some incredible tenor work that's as angular and modern as needed for Monk's work, yet with a soulful edge that really brings a lot to the music. The album's got 5 long tracks – hence the title – and they're all Monk classics that include "I Mean You", "Ask Me Now", "Jackie-ing", and "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-305, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and spine, with some light bottle ring stains on front, and some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk5 By Monk By 5 (bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Monk Monk Monk! A classic, with a lively quintet that includes Thad Jones, Sam Jones, Art Taylor, and the amazing Charlie Rouse, here just beginning a very fruitful association with Monk – and really adding a lot to the session with some incredible tenor work that's as angular and modern as needed for Monk's work, yet with a soulful edge that really brings a lot to the music. The album's got 5 long tracks – hence the title – and they're all Monk classics that include "I Mean You", "Ask Me Now", "Jackie-ing", and "Straight No Chaser". This CD has two alternate takes of "Played Twice". CD
(Out of print, original OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even know the Duke Jordan recording, too – but this batch of material is equally wonderful, and features an unusual quintet that has Monk's piano alongside the twin tenors of both Charlie Rouse and Barney Wilen – the latter of whom was such a key part of the French scene that gave the world the film in the late 50s. Other group members include Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and most numbers are reworkings of other Monk compositions, but done especially for the film – with titles that include "Six In One", "Light Blue", "By & By", "Ba Lue Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Pannonica", "Well You Needn't", and "Rhythm-A-Ning" – all presented here in differing versions and mixes. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice 2LP set released in the 80s of some wonderful live sides recorded in San Francisco at the Jazz Workshop in 1964. Longtime Monk sideman Charlie Rouse is on tenor with Larry Gales and Ben Riley in the rhythm section, performing classic Monk material, 13 tracks in all: "Don't Blame Me", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are", "Well You Needn't", "Evidence (Justice)/Rhythm-a-ning", "Round About Midnight", "I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You", "Bemsha Swing", "Memories Of You (Just You Just Me)", "Blue Monk", "Misterioso", "Hackensack", "Bright Mississippi" and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and is faded a bit along the spine.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMisterioso – Recorded On Tour ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great live work from Thelonious Monk – a set of live tracks recorded in New York, Tokyo, and San Francisco – brought together here as a single album from the early Columbia Records years! The group features wonderful tenor from Charlie Rouse throughout – Monk's key muse during these years – plus a core group that features Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums – but work on a few tracks from Butch Warren on bass and Frank Dunlop on drums. Tracks are short, but well executed – and Rouse, as always, is a delight. Titles include "Evidence", "Bemsha Swing", "All The Things You Are", "Light Blue", and "Well You Needn't". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk In Italy ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A famous European set from Thelonious Monk – recorded early in the 60s with his famous quartet that included Charlie Rouse on tenor! Even at this point before the Columbia sides, Rouse is already amazing – really stretching out in these modern, angular lines that are quite different than any of his recordings a few years before – a perfect match for the inventive piano of Monk, as would later be demonstrated on a host of classic studio recordings. There's an open, spontaneous energy between the pair in this live setting, though – almost like they're working out new ideas, but doing so perfectly – with the bass of John Ore and drums of Frankie Dunlop to round things out. Titles include "Bemsha Swing", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "San Francisco Holiday", "Body & Soul", "Straight No Chaser", and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum Productions pressing – in great shape!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronGit Go – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a great set from Mal Waldron – quite spiritual, thanks to a great group and a really open-ended format! Waldon's playing here with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Charlie Rouse on tenor and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums – all players who need no introduction at all, and who help Waldron hit some of his most powerful sounds on record for the 80s! Each track takes up a side of the album, and the set features plenty of great horn work from Rouse and Shaw. Titles include "Status Seeking" and "The Git Go". CD
(Out of print, original Soul Note pressing.)

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✨✧ Dave Bailey SextetGetting' Into Somethin' ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Heavy duty hardbop – one of three amazing Epic Records sessions cut by drummer Dave Bailey! Dave didn't ever cut many sessions as a leader – but when he did, they really cooked hard – with a quality level and sharpness of vision that easily rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige Records at the time! In fact, this album would have been right at home on either imprint – a smoking session of soulful hardbop, with very long songs that allow plenty of room for solos by players who include Charlie Rouse on tenor, Clark Terry on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Horace Parlan on piano – who are all in the group with Dave, alongside bassist Peck Morrison. There's a nicely unbridled feel to the whole set – a real "something extra" that's always made the album a treasure – and titles include the side-long 17 minute "Blues For JP", plus "Slop Jah", "Little Old Mongoose", and "Evad Smurd". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les Jazz ModesMood In Scarlet ... CD
Dawn (Spain), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Cool reissue of a unique album by one of the oddest jazz groups ever. Les Jazz Modes was the brainchild of horn player Julius Watkins and tenor player Charlie Rouse (who was best known for his work with Monk). The two of them played tight chamber jazz lines with sort of a raw edge, and they added into the mix the soul jazz piano of Gildo Mahones, plus weird moody non-verbal backing by a female singer. The end result is a totally unique sound that's somewhere in between jazz and lounge, but which is probably more in the jazz camp, thanks to great soloing by Rouse. Tracks include "Bohemia", "Catch Her", "Hoo Tai", "Linda Delia", "Mood In Scarlet", and 2 bonus tracks! Reissued with the original cover, and 24 bit remastering, too. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris 1961 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by the group – with especially long improvisations by Monk that really reignite our respect for his genius – and the kind of soulful solos from Rouse that are always a perfect match! The bass of John Ore is beautifully recorded too – maybe even more powerful here than usual – and Frankie Dunlop completes the group with wonderfully deft work on drums. Titles include "Well You Needn't", "Jackie-ing", "Hackensack", and "Rhythm A Ning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Second Pressing – limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkPalais Des Beaux-Arts 1963 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first-ever issue of this rare live set from the legendary Thelonious Monk Quartet of the 60s – the same group that cut some incredible albums for Columbia Records, sounding equally great here in a concert setting in Paris! The group features tremendous tenor work from Charlie Rouse – a player who can be deeply soulful, but also hit all the right angles to match Monk's modern piano lines – as important to Thelonious as the alto sax of Paul Desmond was to Dave Brubeck! And like Brubeck's quartet at the time, the rhythm players here are also key – the fantastic John Ore on bass, and the great Frankie Dunlop on drums – two players who hit all the right spots along the way, and match Monk's energy perfectly. Titles include "Criss Cross", "Epistrophy", "Bye Ya", "Monk's Dream", and a "Drum Solo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes Obi.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Classic 60s work from Thelonious Monk – featuring his incredible quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, certainly Monk's best-ever musical soulmate! The album features some newer versions of older tunes, and a few written just for the album – but the source of the material is not important, as the Monk/Rouse treatment always transforms whatever is handled, and recreates the work as an an angular sculpture of modernist beauty. Other players include Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Locomotive", "Blue Sea", "We See", "Japanese Folk Song", and "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light staining, yellowing from age, and some splitting and flaking on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Oscar PettifordOscar Pettiford (Bethlehem) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Good ... Out Of Stock
Sublime early work from Oscar Pettiford – the kind of a session that shows why he was far more than a bass player, and one of the freshest 50s voices in modern jazz! The work is some of his best as a leader, and cut with a hip group that includes Charlie Rouse, Duke Jordan, and Julius Watkins – all coming together beautifully in a blend of modes, directed by Pettiford to new jazz frontiers. The tracks swing nicely with a strong modernist bop influence – and titles include "Cable Car", "Tricotism", "Oscar Rides Again", and "Golden Touch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, and a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronSeagulls Of Kristiansund – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic live set – with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax and flute, Mal Waldron on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums! Tracks include "Snake Out", "Judy", and the 26 minute "Seagulls Of Kristiansund". CD
(Out of print original Soul Note pressing.)

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✨✧ Rein De GraaffNow Is The Time ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great selection of material from the sometimes overlooked Dutch pianist Rein DeGraaf – a player who's been making great music since the 60s – and who's heard here on a series of recordings from 1972 up through 2002! We're not sure, but we think all the cuts on this set are exclusive to the album – and showcase the way that Rein can easily slide in with all-star hornmen – a quality that made him very much in-demand for accompanying overseas visitors on the Dutch scene – as you'll hear here, amidst reed work from players who include Charlie Rouse, Bud Shank, Ferdinand Povel, James Clay, Bob Cooper, Herb Geller, and Dexter Gordon! Rhythm players vary – although drummer Eric Ineke is on most numbers – and there's also a few beautiful duets as well. Titles include "Now Is The Time", "I Want To Be Happy", "Out Of Nowhere", "Eternal Triangle", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkPalo Alto ... LP
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A lost live recording from the legendary Thelonious Monk Quartet of the 60s – done at a time when the group wasn't recording at all, as a small benefit at a high school in California! Yet despite that setting, the vibe here is as relaxed, open, and human as if the combo were playing at an overseas club – very personal presentation of the best ideals inherent in Monk's piano, Charlie Rouse's tenor, Larry Gales' bass, and the drums of Ben Riley! Monk had been having some health issues during the year, but they don't show up at all in his performance – save for maybe a sense of brooding darkness at times, although that was always a quality that might appear in his performance. The music is every bit as essential as the London recordings that would emerge a few years later – and titles include "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Ruby My Dear", "Don't Blame Me", "Epistrophy", and "I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Palo Alto ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Bennie GreenSometimes I'm Happy/Say Jack ... 7-inch
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Two great sides by one of the most soulful trombonists of the 50s – both with Charlie Rouse on tenor sax and Candido on congas! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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