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Camarata Contemporary Chamber OrchestraElectronic Spirit Of Erik Satie ... LP
Deram, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A very cool moog take on the music of Erik Satie! LP, Vinyl record album

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Contemporary Jazz QuintetBlack Hole (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata/180 Proof, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A never-issued live set from Detroit's Contemporary Jazz Quintet – a group who were a key part of the Strata Records scene, and who are expanded here to a much larger lineup for this very freewheeling performance from 1973! The group's spiritual modernism is very strongly in place, but there's also some funky elements rumbling around in the rhythms – a vibe that's maybe somewhere in the territory of the double live electric albums from Miles Davis in the early 70s, but looser and with righteous energy that more strongly shows the lineup's ties to the Detroit scene. Players include Kenny Cox and Charles Eubanks on piano and keyboards, Ron English on guitar, Charles Moore on flugelhorn, Ron Brooks on bass, Marcus Townsend on saxes, Phil Mendelsohn on electronics, Danny Spencer and Bud Spangler on drums, and Adam Rudolph on congas – a large lineup that resonates with plenty of power together. The album features four long tracks, each without a title – and each a mighty nice jam! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 copies!)

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✨✧ Contemporary Jazz QuintetLocation ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 19.99
A spiritual jazz classic from Detroit – and one of the few records from this important Motor City group! The Contemporary Jazz Quintet were a groundbreaking ensemble that mixed together hardbop and modernist playing – sometimes with a keen ear for Miles Davis' experiments of the late 60s, but also with an underground Detroit flavor that's well in keeping with that city's rich traditions! The group was ostensibly led by pianist Kenny Cox – and it's his name that their two Blue Note albums were issued under – but on this rare third set from the Detroit-based Strata label, the group appears more as a larger collective with an even more freewheeling vibe – a lineup that includes Cox on piano, Charles Moore on trumpet, Leon Henderson on tenor, Ron Brooks on bass, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Ron English on guitar. Tracks are long, with a stretched-out pre-Bitches Brew sound – plus some freer avant jamming – and titles include "Noh Word", "Bang", "Tao", and "Nguzo Saba". CD

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Fredric Myrow/Roger Reynolds/Contemporary ChamberSpectrum – New American Music Vol 1 – Song From The Japanese/Quick Are The Mouths Of Earth ... LP
Nonesuch, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary 5Archie Shepp In Europe ... LP
Delmark, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from one of the greatest groups of the New York avant scene of the 60s! This French set (probably from the late 60s or early 70s) brings live tracks recorded in Copenhagen in 1963 – and which rarely every show up in any form, even on reissue. The group features Shepp, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Don Moore, and JC Moses – and the work ranks with some of Shepp's best-ever, and has that dark well-managed "new thing" sound of his best early work on Impulse. In fact, we'd rank these two LPs right up there with some of the best avant garde jazz of the 60s – which is a shame when you consider how rare it is to find. Titles include "Mik", "The Funeral", "Cisum", and "When Will The Blues Leave". US issue of the original recording by Polydor. LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing.)

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✨✧ CMU (Contemporary Music Unit)Open Spaces (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tiger Bay (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really great UK group from that magical time when a few key combos were effortlessly blending together jazz, rock, and some more experimental modes – coming up with a really special sound that makes a record like this an overlooked classic that maybe sounds better today than it did when it was released! The group clearly have jazz chops, but also play heavy guitars with some bluesy influences – yet with a sense of chromatic changes that really keeps things interesting without ever losing their focus. The lovely Larraine sings on a few tracks, sometimes wordlessly – and titles include "Henry", "Open Spaces", "Mystical Sounds", "Clown", "Slow & Lonesome Blues", and a version of the Pharoah Sanders tune "Japan". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie BertLike Cool – The Contemporary Trombone Artistry Of Eddie Bert (aka Let's Dig Bert) ... LP
Somerset, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A nice little album that features some of Eddie Bert's best work as a leader – a set with some sharp modern tones and a very cool feel overall! The outing's a strong small combo one – with Bert in lead on trombone, plus tenor by Dave Schildkraut, guitar by Barry Gailbraith, piano by Hank Jones, and drums by Osie Johnson. Tracks are more open than you'd expect – with lots of great blowing by Bert in that dark moody mode he worked on with Mingus. Schildkraut's sax is very nice, too – and tracks include "Blue Beetle Original", "Father Time", "Cool School Days", "Home Cookin", and "Speedster". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)



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Kenny DorhamJazz Contemporary (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from one of the hippest jazz contemporaries of the late 60s – trumpeter Kenny Dorham, a player who was really coming into his own by the time of this album! The record has Kenny with a nice sort of edge – not as boldly experimental as his 60s work for Blue Note, but definitely pushing things forward from the 50s – shaking off the sweet for a bit more bite, and working with a great lineup that includes Steve Kuhn on piano, Charles Davis on baritone sax, and either Jimmy Garrison or Butch Warren on bass. Kuhn and Davis really bring some interesting elements to the record – and titles include "Tonica", "Monk's Mood", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "Horn Salute". Plus, the CD features some extra bonus tracks – alternate takes from the sessions! CD

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Fong NaamAncient Contemporary Music From Thailand ... CD
Celestial Harmonies, 1995. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
... CD

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Shelly ManneMy Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
A key early entry in the "jazz meets Broadway" genre – and a record that was so successful, it went onto inspire countless imitations! Shelly Manne's working here in a lightly playful trio setting – alongside Andre Previn on piano and Leroy Vinnegar on bass, in a reading of tunes originally composed for the musical My Fair Lady. Given Manne's talent for unusual rhythms and melodic percussion, the session's got a bit of a whimsical edge that takes it way past the core compositions that most listeners already knew – into a realm that allows for much great improvisation and play with the melodies. Previn's nicely restrained on the keys, and Vinnegar adds in a good sense of bottom to the set – and titles include "Get Me To The Church On Time", "I Could Have Dance All Night", "Ascot Gavotte", "Show Me", and "With A Little Bit Of Luck". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available My Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... LP 6.99

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Shelly ManneMy Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A key early entry in the "jazz meets Broadway" genre – and a record that was so successful, it went onto inspire countless imitations! Shelly Manne's working here in a lightly playful trio setting – alongside Andre Previn on piano and Leroy Vinnegar on bass, in a reading of tunes originally composed for the musical My Fair Lady. Given Manne's talent for unusual rhythms and melodic percussion, the session's got a bit of a whimsical edge that takes it way past the core compositions that most listeners already knew – into a realm that allows for much great improvisation and play with the melodies. Previn's nicely restrained on the keys, and Vinnegar adds in a good sense of bottom to the set – and titles include "Get Me To The Church On Time", "I Could Have Dance All Night", "Ascot Gavotte", "Show Me", and "With A Little Bit Of Luck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has age spots.)
Also available My Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... CD 4.99

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Ian Mitchell/Christopher HobbsEdge Of The World – Cutting Edge Contemporary Works For Bass Clarinet ... CD
Black Box (UK), 1995/1999. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Orquesta RiversideContemporary Charanga Sounds Of Orquesta Riverside ... LP
Sonido Latino, 1983. Near Mint- ... $29.99
With vocals by Chico Alvarez. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some sticker remnants on front and a small name in marker on back. Label has a small name in marker.)



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Don SebeskyContemporary Arranger (disc 3) ... 7-inch
No Label, Very Good+ ... $3.99
Label only lists the information "Band 1 Ex.20", "Band 2 Ex. 21" "Band 3 Ex. 22" sequentially for a total of 6 tracks. 7-inch, Vinyl record




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VariousContemporary Afro Beat – A Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Afro Beat Bands From All Over The World ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2011. Used ... $9.99
The third in the Contemporary series from Tramp Records – this one focusing on the fertile modern international Afro Beat scene – with funky numbers by Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, The Boogoos, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Express Brass Band, N'Ghare Hi Power Band and more! What's so impressive about the material on Contemporary Afro Beat is essentially how well it lives up to the title in such a great away. The spirit of Fela and classic Afro Funk inflects every drum beat, impassioned vocal and burst of brass, but it's done by combos who are not living in a timewarp, it's freshly done with modern relevance. Titles include "Crache La Douleur" by Fanga, "One Way" by Afromotive, "Every Woman Is A Good Woman" by Jojo Quo & Challengers, "Donkey" by Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, "Theme For Isaac Kirya" by The Boogoos, "PDP" by Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, "Radio Kabul" by Express Brass Band, "Africa My Dear" by Afrodita and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHere Today – Poems By 45 Contemporary Authors Part II ... LP
Spoken Arts, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Includes works by Thomas Blackburn, DJ Enright, Zulfikar Shose, Bernard Kps, Michell Raper, Vernon Scannell, Anthony Thwaite, and John Wain. Readings by Angela Baddeley, Richard Attenborough, High Dickosn, Peter O'Shaughnessy, and VC Clinton-Baddeley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear on the bottom seam.)

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VariousRole – New Sounds Of Brazil – Infectious Tracks From Brazil's Eclectic Contemporary Music Scene ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
A stunning collection of contemporary work from Brazil – a double-length package that features a few cuts by artists we already know and love, plus lots more from genius young talents we're discovering here for the first time ever! The vibe is very much in the more left-leaning, experimental side of Brazil – styles that borrow a bit from Anglo indie rock at points, but often go off strongly in their own directions – following individual paths that remind us of 00s work on labels like Trama or Tratore! Lucas Santtana and Arnaldo Antunes both make appearances – and will give you an idea of the vibe here – and other tracks include "Moreno Morenado" by Dona Onete, "Alakoro" by Meta Meta, "Sob O Signo Do" by Zulumbi, "Ping Pong" by Lurdez Da Luz, "Veolicidade Do Eletro" by Gang Do Eletro, "Motim" by Baleia, "Na Garafa" by Trupe Cha De Boldo, "Fuga No 3 Da Rua Nestor, "So Um Beijo" by Madame Rrose Selavy, and "Canna Intucao" by Graveola. 43 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamJazz Contemporary ... LP
Time, 1960. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from one of the hippest jazz contemporaries of the late 60s – trumpeter Kenny Dorham, a player who was really coming into his own by the time of this album! The record has Kenny with a nice sort of edge – not as boldly experimental as his 60s work for Blue Note, but definitely pushing things forward from the 50s – shaking off the sweet for a bit more bite, and working with a great lineup that includes Steve Kuhn on piano, Charles Davis on baritone sax, and either Jimmy Garrison or Butch Warren on bass. Kuhn and Davis really bring some interesting elements to the record – and titles include "Tonica", "Monk's Mood", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "Horn Salute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Series 2000 pressing with ridged labels, in a red letter cover with light wear and a cutout hole.)
Also available Jazz Contemporary (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Society/John LewisModern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music ... LP
Norgran, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mixture of Verve regulars and early third streamers join together in this one-off session designed as a focus on the writing talents of John Lewis. Most of the material takes off from Lewis' work with the MJQ, and the band includes two of his bandmates from that group, Connie Kay & Percy Heath – as well as soloists Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, Aaron Sachs, and Lucky Thompson. Titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Sun Dance", "Django", and "Midsommer". In a great David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has split seams held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Archie Shepp/Bill DixonConsequences (aka Bill Dixon 7-Tette/Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary 5) ... LP
Savoy/BYG (France), 1964. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal "new thing" work by Bill Dixon and Archie Shepp! The album is divided in two – so that one side features work by Dixon, playing in a group with Ken McIntyre; and the other side features Shepp leading a combo that includes Ted Curson, John Tchicai, and Don Cherry. Both sides are some of the most seminal "new thing" sessions ever recorded, and they have a fantastic quality that far outstrips later work by both artists. Titles include "The 12th December", "Winter Song, 1964", "Where Poppies Bloom", and "Consequences". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has light ringwear.)

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✨✧ Anna ThorvaldsdottirAequa – International Contemporary Ensemble ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2018. Used CD & Blu-ray ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Surround mix on Blu-ray.)

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✨✧ George CrumbAncient Voices Of Children/Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) – Jan DeGaetani/Arthur Weisberg/Contemporary Chamber Ensemble/Gilbe ... CD
Nonesuch, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Songs based on texts from Federico Garcia Lorca with voices, electric piano, harp, and percussion – plus "Music For A Summer Evening" for two amplified pianos & percussion! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonContemporary Concepts (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Contemporary concepts that are as bold today as they were when first released in the mid 50s! Stan's at the height of his powers here – working with the brilliant Bill Holman to craft some incredible versions of tunes that had become jazz standards, tired ones at that – but which explode into new colors and tones in the hands of the Kenton magic! Titles include sublime readings of "What's New", "Stella By Starlight", "Yesterdays", "Cherokee", and "I've Got You Under My Skin" – and the CD features bonus material that includes "Opus In Chartreuse", "Opus In Turquoise", "Opus In Beige", and "Sunset Tower" – most of which were arranged by Gene Roland, and are even more modern than some of the other material. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art PepperBest Of Art Pepper (Contemporary pressing) ... CD
Contemporary, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Smack Up", "Tin Tin Deo", "You'd Be Nice To Come Home To", "Gettin' Together", "Mambo Koyama", "Prisoner", and "Over The Rainbow". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

 
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George CablesBy George – George Cables Plays The Music Of George Gershwin ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
George Cables takes on the music of George Gershwin – but in a set that's way more than just the usual batch of songbook standards! Cables has that warm glow that always makes us feel like he's playing electric, even when he's acoustic, as on this session – kind of a fluid glide that's supported here by John Heard on bass and Ralph Penland on drums – although George also plays solo on a few numbers too. Titles include "My Man's Gone Now", "A Foggy Day", "Someone To Watch Over Me", and "Bess You Is My Woman Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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George CablesCircle ... LP
Contemporary, 1979. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Lovely work from George Cables – one of the strongest piano stars to emerge from the west coast scene of the 70s, and one of the most soulful too! The album features a core trio of Cables on acoustic piano, plus Rufus Reid on bass and Eddie Gladden on drums – and they're joined on 2 tracks by Joe Farrell, who plays some wonderfully lyrical flute. One track features Cables on electric keys, plus sax by Ernie Watts – and titles include "The Phantom", "Circle", "Love Song", "Beyond Forever", and "Thank You Thank You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Fantasy pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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John CampbellAfter Hours ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Near Mint- ... $2.99
With John Cambell on piano, Todd Coolman on bass, and Gerry Gibbs on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Kerry CampbellPhoenix Rising ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Featuring Rob Mullins on keyboards, Ray Fuller on guitar, Martin Ruddy on bass, and Gregg Field on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Chris ConnorClassic ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A sweet later set from this great singer – produced by Helen Keane, arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett – and featuring Paquito D'Rivera on alto and Claudio Roditi on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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Curtis CounceCarl's Blues ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good- ... $19.99
A seminal session of LA hardbop – featuring a great group that includes Gerald Wilson, Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, Frank Butler, and pianist Carl Perkins, the unique talent who had a strange way of playing the keys (sideways!), and who died shortly after the recording of this set. As the title might imply, the album's dedicated to Perkins – and titles include "Nica's Dream", "Pink Lady","Carl's Blues", and "Larue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing.)

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Teddy EdwardsHeart & Soul ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1962. Used ... $11.99
One of our favorite albums by Teddy Edwards – and one with some organ in the group! This obscure quartet side has Gerry Wiggins playing a rare bit of Hammond – grooving the group with a lean and open-ended soul jazz approach that really has Edwards blowing at his best! The style sits right up there next to Gene Ammons' best albums of the time, and the rest of the group features Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Milt Turner on drums. Titles include "Smokin", "No Regrets", "A Bag Of Blues", "Wiggin", and "Little Steddy" – all originals that get Edwards past the usual bag of soulful standards! CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddy EdwardsTeddy's Ready! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Excellent set of LA hardbop tracks by the great tenor player Teddy Edwards, with a group that includes Joe Castro, Leroy Vinnegar, and Billy Higgins. Edwards' tone is fantastic, and the tracks give him a chance to show off his soloing talent in a way that he didn't always reach on other recordings. Tracks include "Blues In G", "You Name it", "Higgins' Hideaway", and "The Sermon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terry GibbsDream Band ... CD
Contemporary, 1959. Used ... $5.99
Terry's vibes lead a group that fetaures Conte Candoli and Stu Williamson on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Jack Schwartz on baritone, Bill Holman on tenor, and Joe Maini on alto! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Dream Band ... LP 3.99

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Terry GibbsDream Band ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Terry's vibes lead a group that fetaures Conte Candoli and Stu Williamson on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Jack Schwartz on baritone, Bill Holman on tenor, and Joe Maini on alto! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a strip of tape on the spine.)
Also available Dream Band ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 4 – Main Stem ... CD
Contemporary, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Charlie Kennedy & Joe Maini on alto saxophone, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone, Buddy Clark on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, Pat Moran on piano, Bill Perkins & Med Flory on baritone saxophone, Bob Edmondson, Frank Rosolino & Vern Friley on trombone, Al Porcino, Conte Candoli, Frank Huggins, Ray Triscari & Stu Williamson on trumpet & Terry Gibbs on vibraphone. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Terry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 4 – Main Stem ... LP 4.99

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Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 4 – Main Stem ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Featured soloists include Conte Candoli, Bill Perkins, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari, Frank Rosolino, Joe Maini, Richie Kamuca, Buddy Clark, and Pat Moran. LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFrancoAirmail Special ... CD
Contemporary, 1981. Used ... $5.99
Terry Gibbs on vibes, Buddy DeFranco on clarient, Frank Collett on piano, Andy Simpkins on bass & Jimmie Smith on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Hampton HawesThis Is Hampton Hawes – Vol 2 The Trio (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The darkly brooding image of Hampton Hawes on the front cover of this one is a real standout in the mostly-sweet cover lineup of the Contemporary label – but it's also a great indication of the sound of the record, which is something different than most of its contemporaries! Hawes is working here at his top-shelf early best – stepping around the keys of the piano with a sense of grace and spaciousness – but also a hard-hitting, highly rhythmic mode on the left – a bit soul jazz at times, mixing earthy elements with the sweeter, lyrical moments in his solos. Rhythm is by the team of Red Mitchell and Chuck Thompson – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Blues For Jacque", Stella By Starlight", "Steeplechase", "Round Midnight", "Autumn In New York" and "Section Blues". CD
(Out of print – and includes obi!)

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✨✧ Barney KesselFeeling Free ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1969. Used ... $12.99
Easily one of Barney Kessel's greatest records – done with a really surprising quartet lineup that includes Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Chuck Domanico on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums! The group's far hipper than Kessel, but that also really drives him to keep up with them – forging these modal chordal lines on guitar, while Hutcherson vamps waves of sound over Jones' freely drumming patterns. Titles include "Moving Up", "Two Note Samba", "Blues Up, Down, & All Around", and "The Sounds Of Silence". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselPoll Winners ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A simple but elegant set from the west coast scene of the 50s – one that features the trio of "poll winners" Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all coming together in tight formation for the set! There's a well-crafted mood to the record that's way more than just "stars in the studio jamming" – and tunes are focused nicely, and often dominated by Kessel's solo work, which is clearly the strongest draw to the record. Titles include the original "Minor Mood", plus west coast readings of jazz standards like "Green Dolphin Street", "Jordu", "Mean To Me", and "You Go To My Head". CD

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✨✧ Barney KesselPoll Winners Three! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $9.99
The Poll Winners reunite for the third time! The combo are a surprisingly fresh group considering the circumstances – a concept outfit put together by Contemporary in the late 50s featuring winners of the Downbeat Poll – something that would make you imagine an album of the lesser talents of 3 mainstream players, but which actually comes out to be something new altogether! Barney Kessel is on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – and the light interplay of guitar with rhythm is really great here – touched by some of Manne's lighter, more creative moments on percussion – but never in a mode that's too whimsical either. Tracks include "Soft Winds", "Crisis", "Easy Living", "It's All Right With Me", "Mack The Knife", "Raincheck", and "Minor Mystery". CD
(Out of print.)

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Barney KesselTo Swing Or Not To Swing – Barney Kessel Vol 3 ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Given Barney's touch on the guitar, you can bet that a record like this hardly could claim "not to swing" – and the session's a tight groover done in a way that clearly marks Kessel as one of the best guitar talents of his generation! The recording quality of the album is wonderful – and Kessel's right up front in the mix, often varying his tone slightly from track to track – in a way that makes for a wider voice on the session, but one that's also free from gimmicks. Other players include Bill Perkins, Jimmy Rowles, Georgie Auld, and Harry Edison – and titles include "Contemporary Blues", "Happy Feeling", "Begin The Blues", "Wail Street", "Don't Blame Me", and "Moten Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light stains along the top seam and spine, and is bent a bit at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Barney Kessel/Shelly Manne/Ray BrownPoll Winners Ride Again! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $7.99
A nice follow-up to the original Poll Winners set on Contemporary – one that features the trio of Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown – all working in a relatively relaxed setting, and hitting a vibe that's a bit more easygoing than you'd expect to catch for Contemporary at the time! The groove's surprisingly open and soulful, making the record feel a bit like a Prestige Swingville or Moodsville set – and it's especially nice to hear Kessel in such an unfettered set. Titles include "Foreign Intrigue", "Custard Puff", "Be Deedle Dee Do", "Volare", and "The Merry Go Round Broke Down". CD

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Lighthouse All Stars/Barney Kessel/Hampton HawesLighthouse At Laguna ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good ... $19.99
An unusual Lighthouse All Stars album – in that it features 3 different sets of artists in the spotlight – but a unified record nonetheless, as all the work was recorded on the same evening! The core Lighthouse group dominates on most numbers – and features bassist Howard Rumsey at the lead, plus Bud Shank on alto and flute, Bob Cooper on tenor sax, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Claude Williamson on piano. But on one track, the group's augmented by Barney Kessel – who handles the lead solo on "Round Midnight" – and on others, they step aside and let the Hampton Hawes trio come in and perform versions of "Walkin" and "The Champ". But given the presence of Cooper and Shank on horns, we're most partial to the All Stars tunes – and really dig their originals "Mood For Lighthouse", "Witch Doctor", "Blind Man's Bluff", and "Lady Jean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Lighthouse/Contemporary pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with a small piece of stuck-on paper at the spine.)

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Shelly ManneGambit ... CD
Contemporary, 1958. Used ... $11.99
This album was the 7th in the Contemporary series of "Shelly Manne & His Men", but it's also easily the best, and features some of the most exciting playing of any of Manne's groups. The success of the whole album comes down to Charlie Mariano, who wrote a large number of the tracks, and who's at the height of his powers on alto here – hitting a beautiful mix of icy modernism and Boston soul, in the tradition of some of his best Bethlehem recordings. Side one features an extended work called "The Gambit", which has a nice blend of far-reaching soloing and tight jazzy rhythm. Other titles include "Blue Gnu", "Hugo Hurwhey", and "Tom Brown's Buddy" – and players include Stu Williamson and Russ Freeman. CD
(Out of print.)

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Shelly ManneMy Son The Jazz Drummer! ... LP
Contemporary, 1962. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the stranger examples of a very short-lived jazz trend – the "jazz meets folk" style that appeared on a handful of albums in the early 60s. This one features Shelly Manne exploring his Jewish heritage on a host of Israeli and Jewish folk tunes, played with a group that includes Shorty Rogers, Teddy Edwards, Victor Feldman, and Al Viola. The overall sound is pretty cool – as the tracks have an angular jaunty approach that lends itself well to Manne's dexterous drumming, and a lingering sadness that brings out a nice tone in Edwards' tenor. Titles include "Zamar Nodad", "Bokrei Lachish", "Orchah Bamidbar", "My Yiddishe Momme", and "Tzena". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the bottom seam, in nice shape otherwise.)

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Shelly ManneThree/Two ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A 12" LP that brings together 2 different earlier 10" sessions by Manne – groundbreaking work in a freer mode than most of what was going on in LA during the mid 50s! Side one features material from The Three – a 10" session that featured Manne on drums, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, and Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, clarinet, and baritone. The trio work their way – bass and piano-less – through tunes that include "Pas De Trois", "Flip", "Abstract No 1", and "Steeplechase". Side two features material from The Two – an even freer session, with Manne on drums and Russ Freeman on piano – no other accompaniment, and sounding quite revolutionary for the time! Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "The Sound Effects Manne", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Speak Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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Frank Morgan QuintetBebop Lives ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Recorded live at the Village Vanguard in late 1986, with Johnny Coles, Cedar Walton, Buster Williams, and Billy Higgins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Red NorvoMusic To Listen To Red Norvo By ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Red Norvo's dragged his vibes out into a field of wildflowers – and while we hate to think what that's done to the sound of his instrument (not to mention his hayfever), we can definitely say that the album's a groovy treat from the decade when Red was turning out some of his finest music ever! The "Music To Listen To" title is a nod towards some of the mood music sets of the time – but that quality is here in title only, as the album's definitely an all-jazz affair – one that expands out the original Norvo trio sound to sextet formation – getting some wonderful sounds from Buddy Collette on flute, Bill Smith on clarinet, Barney Kessell on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all players who can hit the fresh, modern tones that Norvo's known for, but who also help things swing nicely overall. The flute/clarinet mix is especially sweet – a fluttering, bird-like sort of reed effect – and titles include "Divertimento", "Red Sails", "Poeme", "Rubricity", and "The Red Broom". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art PepperIntensity (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1960. Used ... $14.99
Art's blowing with a quiet intensity here – not as far out as you might expect from the title, but with that crisp genius that still graced all of his records from the time! The album features a quartet with Dolo Coker on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – working in a format that gives Art center stage, blowing with a slightly raspy tone that still always sends chills up our spine! There's a maturity here that we really like – that later Contemporary mode that has Pepper breaking things down a bit more than usual, and showing a bit more humanity in his horn. Titles include "Too Close For Comfort", "Gone With The Wind", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "I Love You". CD also features the bonus track "Five Points". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Still sealed with a cutout notch through the case.)
Also available Intensity (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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Art PepperIntensity (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $14.99
Art's blowing with a quiet intensity here – not as far out as you might expect from the title, but with that crisp genius that still graced all of his records from the time! The album features a quartet with Dolo Coker on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – working in a format that gives Art center stage, blowing with a slightly raspy tone that still always sends chills up our spine! There's a maturity here that we really like – that later Contemporary mode that has Pepper breaking things down a bit more than usual, and showing a bit more humanity in his horn. Titles include "Too Close For Comfort", "Gone With The Wind", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "I Love You". CD also features the bonus track "Five Points". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Intensity (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Art PepperNo Limit ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1978. Used ... $7.99
A nice lost late number from Art Pepper – a freewheeling set of tracks that really show the influence of John Coltrane on Pepper's work – cut with a quartet that includes George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on "blitz bass", and Carl Burnett on drums. The tracks are long, and two numbers have a really nice Latiny flair – with Art spinning out some aggressive solos on top of fast-running grooves, in a way you'd be surprised to hear on one of his albums from the time! Titles include "Rita San", "My Laurie", "Ballad of The Sad Young Men", and "Mambo De La Pinta". CD also features one bonus track – "No Limit", which oddly wasn't on the original album – even though it's got the same title! CD
(Small sticker remnant inside booklet.)

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Andre PrevinAndre Previn Plays Songs By Vernon Duke ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful solo piano recording from Andre Previn. Tracks include "Cabin In The Sky", "Autumn In New York", "Taking A Chance On Love", "What Is There To Say?", and "April In Paris". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Andre PrevinPal Joey ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $6.99
Surprisingly nice stuff – especially considering that the album was one in a string of Previn piano sessions for Contemporary – all based around Broadway themes as part of the success of his My Fair Lady date with Shelly Manne! This set still features Manne on drums – and Red Mitchell on bass – but it's also got a thoughtful feel that takes it way past any cookie cutter expectations you might have – really recapturing the genius of the Lady record, in the way the trio works with triangulated action to come up with unusual rhythms and melodies for the tunes. Titles include "What Is A Man", "It's A Great Big Town", "Do It The Hard Way", "That Terrific Rainbow", and "Take Him". CD

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✨✧ Andre PrevinPlays Songs By Harold Arlen ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $7.99
Andre Previn on piano. CD

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✨✧ Andre PrevinPlays Songs By Jerome Kern ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Andre Previn on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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George Robert & Tom HarrellSun Dance ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Featuring Dado Moroni on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsIn The Solo Spotlight – Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 5 ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Very Good ... $9.99
Tremendous work from Howard Rumsey's early Lighthouse group – and a great example of why they were such a great act at the time! The "solo spotlight" in the title is extremely apt here – as each of the album's tracks features a standout performance by group members who emerge from the larger ensemble beautifully – all players who were in the larger backings on other numbers, but who really sparkle brilliantly on their solos. Soloists include Frank Rosolino on trombone, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Stan Levey on drums, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Bud Shank on alto. Titles are all plenty fresh originals – and include "Funny Frank", "Claude", "Coop", "Stan", "S&B", and "Bud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, and adhesive residue along the top seam.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsJazz Invention ... LP
Contemporary, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Bob Cooper directing and on tenor, Bud Shank on alto, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Claude Williamson on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and John Guerin on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Bill SmithFolk Jazz ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the few sides ever cut as a leader by west coast clarinetist Bill Smith – and a pretty groovy session that has the group performing jazz versions of folk tunes, a gimmick that was used briefly around the same time by players that included Harold Land and Benny Bailey. The quartet includes Jim Hall on guitar, who really makes the tracks sparkle – grooving in an open way that's like the best of his own records from the time – and rhythm is by Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne, both well suited to the project as well. Titles include "A Roving", "Greensleeves", "Blow The Man Down", "Go Down Moses", and "Three Blind Mice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label mono pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some very light wear on the top seam, but this is a superb copy overall.)

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Gerald WigginsRelax & Enjoy It – Jazz Piano Moods By Gerry Wiggins ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1962. Used ... $19.99
Relax, but not in a sleepy sort of way – because Gerald Wiggins really hits a great little groove on this record – one that bounces along with a soulful undercurrent that keeps things fresh, and still lets him soar on the keys when he wants to! Rhythm is by the team of Joe Comfort on bass and Jackie Mills on drums – but both players really take a back seat to Wig, who's in fine fine form here, and really at home in the comfortable Contemporary Records setting. Titles include "Narcissus", "Just Squeeze Me/Satin Doll", "Serenade In Blue", "Blue Wig", and "The Lady Is A Tramp". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWest Coast Jazz Box – An Anthology Of California Jazz (4CD set) ... CD
Contemporary, 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... $28.99
Music from Sonny Criss, Wardell Gray, Shorty Rogers & his Giants, Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Chet Baker Quartet, Miles Davis, Cal Tjader, Lennie Niehaus Quintet, Art Tatum Trio, Buddy Collette Quintet, Red Norvo, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Amy Sextet, Art Pepper & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Curtis CounceSonority ... LP
Contemporary, 1956/1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic west coast soul jazz – recorded in 2 different sessions in the mid 50s, both under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce, but not issued until 1989. The first bunch of tracks was recorded in 1956, and features Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, and Carl Perkins – on the tracks "Sonor", "Landslide", and "Woody N You". The second batch is from 1958, and features Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Land on tenor, and Elmo Hope on piano – on the titles "So Nice", "Origin", and "Bella Rosa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Chico FreemanBeyond The Rain ... LP
Contemporary, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chico Freeman plays tenor sax and flute and is joined by Hilton Ruiz on piano, Junieeh Booth on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and Jumma Santos doing percussion. The first side features two Muhal Richard Abrams' songs called "Two Over One" and "Excerpts". There are two Freeman originals, "Beyond The Rain" and the long track "Pepe's Samba" plus one other song called "My One & Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some yellowing from age on back.)

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✨✧ Chico FreemanDestiny's Dance ... LP
Contemporary, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Dennis Moorman on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, light wear, and a light stain at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Dream Band Vol 6 – One More Time ... CD
Contemporary, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A previously-unreleased live date from the late 50s! CD

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs Dream BandFlying Home ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Bill Holman, Bobby Brookmeyer, Med Flory, Marty Paich, and Al Cohn; with featured soloists including Lou Levy, Conte Candoli, Mel Lewis, Pete Jolly, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins, and Buddy Clark. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s issue. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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

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✨✧ Barney KesselMusic To Listen To Barney Kessel By ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic Kessel album for Contemporary – one that features Barney's guitar in a set of slightly larger backings, all arranged by Barney himself! The approach is a bit different from some of Kessel's more stripped-down albums of the time – as Barney works with instrumentation that includes a fair bit of flute and clarinet work by players who include Buddy Collette, Jules Jacob, George Smith, and Ted Nash – all supported by straighter piano, bass, and drum rhythms. The mix of guitar and reeds is quite nice, and makes for a warmly lyrical sound on the set – a sound that Kessel is perfectly suited for – nicely sophisticated without getting too coldly academic. Titles include "Blues For A Playboy", "Cheerful Little Earful", "My Reverie", "Carioca", "Indian Summer", "Fascinating Rhythm", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear and a small stain on back.)

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✨✧ Barney Kessel/Ray Brown/Shelly ManneExploring The Scene ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic Poll Winners trio of Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, and Shelly Manne explore the scene of jazz at the start of the 60s – turning their already popular formation towards some of the bigger jazz numbers of the time! The approach has the group turning nicely on titles by Ray Bryant, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Ornette Coleman, and others – working Kessel's round guitar tones around some very sharp rhythm from Brown and Manne. Titles include "Doodlin", "So What", "The Duke", "Little Suzie", "This Here", and "The Golden Striker". CD

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✨✧ Harold LandFox ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key moment in the west coast harbop scene – and one of the greatest early records from saxophonist Harold Land! The group's a really striking one – with the unique Dupree Bolton on trumpet, a great player that we really only know from this set – plus Herbie Lewis on bass, Frank Butler on drums, and the great Elmo Hope on piano! Hope's piano really gives the set an edgey finish that seems to bring out even more dark tones in Land's horn than usual – and another aspect of the session that's worth noting is its early production by David Axelrod – who really seems to have an ear for making all the elements gell together perfectly. There's a really free-thinking sound here that makes the album stand out from other LA work of the time – and titles include "The Fox", "Sims-A-Plenty", "One Down", and "One Second, Please". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained a the top right corner, with some flaking on front and stuck-on paper on back.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneLil' Abner ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Shelly picks up on a very successful format for his trio of the late 50s – begun with the My Fair Lady album, and followed through with this one – a batch of jazz-based readings of tracks from the hit Broadway musical based on the comic strip Lil Abner. Apart from that bit of history, and the goofy cover, which has Manne dressed as Abner, the overall feel is straight trio work in Shelly's most popular mode of the time – with Andre Previn on the ivories and Leroy Vinnegar on bass. Titles include "Matrimonial Stomp", "Jubilation T Cornpone", "Oh Happy Day", "Namely You", "Past My Prime", and "Progress Is The Root Of All Evil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 2 (10 inch pressing) ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Shelly Manne's best early sides – a session that features arrangements and tunes by some of the best of the west coast scene – Jimmy Giuffree, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, Jack Montrose, and Marty Paich – played by a group that includes Paich, Manne, Russ Freeman, Shorty Rogers, Don Fagerquist, and Bob Enevoldsen. The tunes have that wonderful tightness of Manne's best 50s work – modern, but not stuffy, cool, but still swinging very very nicely! Titles include "Etude De Concert", "Shapes Motion Colors", "Dimension In Thirds", and "Alternation". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornWorld Of Piano ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe not a "world" of piano, but a real classic from Phineas Newborn – a record that marks a harder, more soulful sound than some of his 50s work – shaking free from some of his flowery touches on the keys, and digging much deeper into the groove of his Memphis roots! The sound here is really tremendous – boldly leaping forth from the keys with a strength that's really surprising – but still sensitive enough to slide in a few more contemplative notes when the moment calls – sometimes while Newborn is still racing down the keys at breakneck speed! Rhythm on both sides is great – with Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones on side one, and Sam Jones and Louis Hayes on side two – and titles include "Cheryl", "Manteca", "Oleo", "Daahoud", "Cabu", and "For Carl". CD

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✨✧ Lennie NiehausLennie Niehaus Vol 4 – The Quintets & Strings ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work from this oft-overlooked alto player – a wonderful album that features Lennie playing in quintets with Bill Perkins, Bob Gordon, Stu Williamson, and Hampton Hawes – plus added string quartet backings on most of the tunes – making for a shimmering sound that's really magical! The album has traces of Charlie Parker's work with strings – in that Lennie's alto soars over the top of the arrangements with a mellifluous glide and incredible precision, never getting too buried in the arrangements, and striking out with more soul than we've heard on some of his smaller combo records. Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Cross Walk", "Troubled Waters", "Rondo", "Star Eyes", and "Lens". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lennie NiehausLennie Niehaus Vol 5 – The Sextet ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a session from Lennie Niehaus – one of his best 50s albums for Contemporary, and one of his most obscure too! The album features Lennie's alto in the company of a group that includes Bill Perkins on tenor and flute, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Stu Williamson on trumpet. There's no piano at all in the group, and the four horns come together magically – with a well-composed sound that's got all the tightness of LA in the 50s, but with more than enough solo room ot let Lennie and the others sparklet. Titles include "Belle Of The Ball", "Fond Memories", "Knee Deep", "Take It From Me", and "Elbow Room". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art PepperLiving Legend ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent 70s side from Art Pepper – recorded with a West Coast rhythm section that includes Hampton Hawes, Charlie Haden, and Shelly Manne! The trio all play here with a remarkable intensity, given the date of the session – and although the production's got that later, crisper Contemporary tone, it still lets Art's horn come through beautifully! Pepper's singular voice and beautiful phrasing are still intact, and the quartet cooks nicely on half a dozen numbers, mostly Pepper originals – "Ophelia", "Here's That Rainy Day", "What Laurie Likes", "Mr Yohe, "Lost Life", and "Samba Mom-Mom". CD features 1 bonus track! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art PepperTrip ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The "trip" here is a mellow one – not the soaring, spacey style you might expect in a long line of drug-reference titles for Art Pepper albums – but that difference is a-ok with us, because Art's really hitting some great new territory here, thanks to a hip trio that includes George Cables on piano! Tracks are long and stretched out – but in a way that's gently exploratory, and focused on a really warm sense of tone – in a mode that we might liken slightly to Stan Getz at his best moments from the same period, particularly the groove he developed in his post-Sweet Rain years. Other members of the quartet include David Williams on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – and tracks include "The Trip", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "Song For Richard", "Red Car", and "The Summer Knows". CD features 1 bonus track! CD

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✨✧ Art PepperWay It Was! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever by Art Pepper – even if it isn't a proper album! The set features material recorded in the late 50s, pulled together to form an album in the early 70s – and overall, it's some of the best Art Pepper work on record we can think of. Pepper plays beautifully on 4 tracks with tenorist Warne Marsh, and the rest of the cuts features equally great accompaniment from the likes of Jimmy Bond, Dolo Coker, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Garland. The material on the album is far fresher than most of Pepper's so-called "classic" sessions, and it shows the edge and creativity of his alto playing in a way that few other albums ever do. We really recommend this one if you've ever been disappointed by another Pepper album – because there's a sharpness here that really comes through. Titles include "All the Things You Are", "What's New", "Autumn Leaves", and "The Man I Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks – alternates of "All The Things You Are" and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me". CD

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✨✧ Art PepperWay It Was! (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Contemporary/Mobile Fidelity, Late 50s. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever by Art Pepper – even if it isn't a proper album! The set features material recorded in the late 50s, pulled together to form an album in the early 70s – and overall, it's some of the best Art Pepper work on record we can think of. Pepper plays beautifully on 4 tracks with tenorist Warne Marsh, and the rest of the cuts features equally great accompaniment from the likes of Jimmy Bond, Dolo Coker, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Garland. The material on the album is far fresher than most of Pepper's so-called "classic" sessions, and it shows the edge and creativity of his alto playing in a way that few other albums ever do. We really recommend this one if you've ever been disappointed by another Pepper album – because there's a sharpness here that really comes through. Titles include "All the Things You Are", "What's New", "Autumn Leaves", and "The Man I Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks – alternates of "All The Things You Are" and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Un-numbered edition.)

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✨✧ Ruth Price & Shelly Manne & His MenRuth Price With Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole ... CD
Contemporary, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice set of west coast vocals by this obscure singer, with backing by Shelly Manne & His Men, which in this incarnation include Russ Freeman, Richie Kamuca and Conte Candoli. The set's mostly standards, but Price does a nice job with them, and the group is pretty swingin', with a nice live sound: 'I Love You", "They Say It's Spring", "Listen Little Girl", 'Dearly Beloved", "I Know Why", "Shadrack", "Crazy He Calls Me", "Nobody Else But Me", "Nobody's Heart", "All I Do Is Dream of You", 'Who Am I" and "Till The Clouds Roll By/Look For The Silver Lining". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's strongest trio sides of the late 50s, and a key link in a string of excellent recordings for Blue Note, Prestige, and Riverside! The lack of a piano really opens up the style of the set – letting Sonny explore freely on his solos, while Brown's bass and Manne's drums do more than enough to keep the rhythms going on their own. Solos aren't as "out" as on the Village Vanguard sessions, but certainly every bit as inspired – and titles include "I'm An Old Cowhand", "Solitude", "Come, Gone", "Way Out West", and "Wagon Wheels". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label stereo pressing – pre OJC.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Rowles & Red MitchellI'm Glad There Is You ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Stacy Rowles on trumpet and Colin Bailey on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankBud Shank Quartet At Jazz Alley ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong 80s live date – Bud Shank on alto, with Dave Peck on piano, Chuck Deardorf on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankThat Old Feeling ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With George Cables, John Heard, and Albert Tootie Heath. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, an index label with clear tape on the spine, and is bent a bit at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Leroy VinnegarLeroy Walks Again! ... CD
Contemporary, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although it's easy to get mixed up with all the Leroy Vinnegar albums that have "walk" in the title, this one's a great soul jazz session from the early 60s – one that nicely draws upon an LA scene that includes Roy Ayers, Freddie Hill, Teddy Edwards, Mike Melvoin, and Ron Jefferson, all of whom make some nice contributions to the record. In fact, the session's one of Ayers' first-ever – and he features nicely on 3 tracks, "Down Under", "For Carl", and "Wheelin & Dealin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen Webster At The Renaissance ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A previously unreleased live date from late in the career of Ben Webster – recorded at The Renaissance in Hollywood in 1960, but unissued until nearly 25 years later! The group features Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – and tracks are all longish, and live-feeling – with that sense of fragility that marked some of Webster's later recordings in this mode, and even further deepened the humanity in his tone. And while the recording quality is definitely "live" at times, Ben's tone comes through loud and clear – different than on some of the tighter Verve recordings of a few years before, but in a way that's really great. Titles include "Georgia On My Mind, "Caravan", "Stardust", and "Ole Miss Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a gold promo stamp on the back.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterJazz Giant (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Contemporary/Fantasy, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorNew Again ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features arrangements by Michael Abene and Richard Rodney Bennett – who both play keyboards on the record! Also features trumpet from Claudio Roditi, tenor and alto from Bill Kirschner, and some guest flute from Dave Valentin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerOn The Road ... LP
Contemporary, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Farmer's best sessions of the 70s – recorded in a mode that's a bit freer than usual, with a group that includes Hampton Hawes, Ray Brown, and either Steve Ellington or Shelly Manne on drums. Art Pepper sits in on 4 of the album's 6 tracks – and it's his tone and edgieness that really opens things up, casting Farmer's work on flugelhorn in a light that's darker than usual, filled with shadows that haven't crept into his playing for years, creating a depth to the record that really keeps us listening. Titles include "Downwind", "Namely You", "What Am I Here For?", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFrancoChicago Fire ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With John Campbell II on piano, Todd Coolman on bass, and Gerry Gibbs on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Joe HendersonRelaxin' At Camarillo ... LP
Contemporary, 1979. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
We love Joe Henderson's 70s sides, and though this is reaching the end of the decade, it still smokes. Joe sounds great, with his raw edge still intact, playing nice far reaching solos that never leave the pocket. The set opens with "Y Todavia La Quiero", a nice groover with a feel like an uptempo "Love Supreme" set to cook rather than open you up spiritually. Chick Corea, Tony Dumas and Peter Erskine are the band, though Richard Davis and Tony Williams guest on two cuts. The set also includes one of our favorite Corea compositions, 'Yes, My Dear", plus the title track, "Crimson Lake" and "My One And Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, splitting and marker in the top left.)
 
 
 



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