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Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! (with extra tracks) ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... $8.99
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! CD also features 2 extra tracks, both long – "Wee Dot" and an extended "Ballad Medley". CD
(Small cutout hole through spine.)

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Dexter GordonBallads ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
A nice selection of ballads from the Blue Note years of Dexter Gordon – 8 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonBiting The Apple ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. Used ... $15.99
Dexter Gordon blows back home in the US, but still with the long, open solo style of his European work for Steeplechase! The group features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Al Foster on drums – a great rhythm section – and titles include "Apple Jump", "A La Modal", and "I'll Remember April". CD

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Dexter GordonBody & Soul ... CD
Black Lion, 1967. Used ... $9.99
Features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and Albert Heath on drums. Tracks include "Like Someone In Love", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "Blues Walk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonClubhouse ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965/1979. New Copy ... $13.99 About October 20, 2021
Rare Blue Note work from Dexter Gordon – an album that was recorded during Gordon's legendary run for the label in the 60s, but not issued until a brief vinyl pressing nearly 15 years later! The record's got Gordon vamping in tight hardbop formation – a sound that's strongly 60s Blue Note all the way through, and which shows the great control that the label helped bring to Dex's music – giving him new focus and energy to take off on much freer flights later in the 60s. Other players on the date include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Billy Higgins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass – and Hubbard's trumpet is an especially welcome element here on the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "Hanky Panky", "Jodi", "Lady Iris B", "Clubhouse", and "Devilette". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonClubhouse (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $12.99
Rare Blue Note work from Dexter Gordon – an album that was recorded during Gordon's legendary run for the label in the 60s, but not issued until a brief vinyl pressing nearly 15 years later! The record's got Gordon vamping in tight hardbop formation – a sound that's strongly 60s Blue Note all the way through, and which shows the great control that the label helped bring to Dex's music – giving him new focus and energy to take off on much freer flights later in the 60s. Other players on the date include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Billy Higgins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass – and Hubbard's trumpet is an especially welcome element here on the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "Hanky Panky", "Jodi", "Lady Iris B", "Clubhouse", and "Devilette". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonDexter Calling ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Don't take the cover the wrong way – because this isn't one of those "phoned in" sessions that seem to turn up way too much in contemporary jazz! The album's a real classic from Dexter's first big "comeback" period – and represents the strength of his Blue Note years at their best! Gordon's rich, full tone isn't diminished a bit here – and his inventive blowing is given free reign on a set of quartet numbers recorded with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The album's got a few strong originals from Gordon – "Soul Sister", "Ernie's Tune", and "I Want More – plus the very sweet Kenny Drew tracks "Modal Mood" and "Clear The Dex"! Includes the previously unreleased track "Landslide"! CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Dexter GordonDexter Gordon At The Subway Club 1973 ... CD
Elemental, 1973. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.99
Dexter Gordon recorded live in Germany – in a mode that's a bit of a change from some of his more familiar Copenhagen sides from the time! The format is similar – long live tracks, with Dex opening up on these fantastically creative solos – with every note seeming to flow with effortless ease, all with an inherent logic that always has Gordon able to keep on going straight ahead, while never ceasing to explore the many possibilities of his instrument! This time around, the great Irv Rochlin is on piano – a different accompanist for Dex, and one whose soulful currents really make the whole thing stand out strongly – with additional work from Henk Haverhoek on bass and Tony Inzalaco on drums. All material is previously unreleased – and titles include "Wave", "Secret Love", "Didn't We", "On The Trail", and "It's You Or No One". CD also features added material – versions of "Fried Bananas" and "Some Other Spring" recorded with Cees Slinger on piano – and takes on "Round Midnight" and "Lady Bird" with George Gruntz on piano. CD
(Limited edition!)

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Dexter GordonDexter Rides Again (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Savoy (Japan), Mid 40s. Used ... $14.99
Classic early bop material from Dexter Gordon – originally issued as 78s in the 40s, and packaged here in a hip 50s album with a very groovy cover! The set features work from 1945, 1946, and 1947 – with Gordon in different three different groups – one with Leo Parker on baritone and Tadd Dameron on piano, one with Leonard Hawkins on trumpet and Bud Powell on piano, and one with Argonne Horton on piano. Titles include "Setting The Pace (parts 1 & 2)", "Dexter's Riff", "So Easy", "Long Tall Dexter", "Dexter Digs In", and "Dexter's Deck". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDoin' Allright ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Doin Allright? Dexter's doing great on this one – working with that fully mature Blue Note sound of his – a rich approach to soloing that keeps the tracks cooking with excitement! The group on the set's an all-star lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums – and the tunes are a great blend of soulful rhythms and bop improvisation – heard especially well on the album's landmark tune "Society Red"! All tracks are great, though – and other titles include "You've Changed", "For Regulars Only", and "I Was Doing All Right". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonGettin' Around ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, fluid feel that's really great. Barry Harris is in the group on piano – providing some wonderful accompaniment that's a great fit for Hutcherson's vibes – and the rest of the group is completed by the excellent rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on drums! The album includes a great version of "Manha de Carnaval", plus a Dex original, "Le Coiffeur" – and the tracks "Heartaches", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonGO ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $6.99
A seminal set of work from the Blue Note scene of the 60s – a record that's not just noteworthy for its role in helping return tenorist Dexter Gordon to the spotlight, but also for the fantastic work of pianist Sonny Clark in the quartet! Sonny's in wonderful form throughout – and seems to be even more relaxed and inventive than in the company of some of the other horn players he'd work with on Blue Note – and that's saying a lot, given the company he would keep! Gordon's solos are confident and mature, but deeply personal too – and the rest of the group features Butch Warren on bass and the great Billy Higgins on drums – a percussionist whose sense of looseness and imagination really matches that of Dex. Titles include "Where Are You", "Three O'Clock In The Morning", "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
GO (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 8.99
GO (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Dexter GordonGO (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A seminal set of work from the Blue Note scene of the 60s – a record that's not just noteworthy for its role in helping return tenorist Dexter Gordon to the spotlight, but also for the fantastic work of pianist Sonny Clark in the quartet! Sonny's in wonderful form throughout – and seems to be even more relaxed and inventive than in the company of some of the other horn players he'd work with on Blue Note – and that's saying a lot, given the company he would keep! Gordon's solos are confident and mature, but deeply personal too – and the rest of the group features Butch Warren on bass and the great Billy Higgins on drums – a percussionist whose sense of looseness and imagination really matches that of Dex. Titles include "Where Are You", "Three O'Clock In The Morning", "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series!)
Also available
GO ... CD 6.99
GO (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 8.99

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Dexter GordonGO (Jazz Images) ... LP
Blue Note/Jazz Images, 1962. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
A seminal set of work from the Blue Note scene of the 60s – a record that's not just noteworthy for its role in helping return tenorist Dexter Gordon to the spotlight, but also for the fantastic work of pianist Sonny Clark in the quartet! Sonny's in wonderful form throughout – and seems to be even more relaxed and inventive than in the company of some of the other horn players he'd work with on Blue Note – and that's saying a lot, given the company he would keep! Gordon's solos are confident and mature, but deeply personal too – and the rest of the group features Butch Warren on bass and the great Billy Higgins on drums – a percussionist whose sense of looseness and imagination really matches that of Dex. Titles include "Where Are You", "Three O'Clock In The Morning", "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing from 2016.)

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Dexter GordonGO (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $8.99
A seminal set of work from the Blue Note scene of the 60s – a record that's not just noteworthy for its role in helping return tenorist Dexter Gordon to the spotlight, but also for the fantastic work of pianist Sonny Clark in the quartet! Sonny's in wonderful form throughout – and seems to be even more relaxed and inventive than in the company of some of the other horn players he'd work with on Blue Note – and that's saying a lot, given the company he would keep! Gordon's solos are confident and mature, but deeply personal too – and the rest of the group features Butch Warren on bass and the great Billy Higgins on drums – a percussionist whose sense of looseness and imagination really matches that of Dex. Titles include "Where Are You", "Three O'Clock In The Morning", "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
GO ... CD 6.99
GO (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Dexter GordonGreat Encounters ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A warmly collaborative effort from Dexter Gordon – one of his most satisfying albums from the late 70s Columbia revival, thanks to the presence of a hip array of guest artists! The album was recorded both live and in the studio – but the feeling is relatively spontaneous throughout – with a freewheeling, bop-heavy energy that really brings the most out of these famous "encounters"! 2 tracks feature Johnny Griffin on tenor, going head to head with Dex in really classic mode on "Blues Up & Down" and "Cake". 2 more tracks – "Diggin It" and "It's Only A Paper Moon" – feature trumpet from Woody Shaw, trombone from Curtis Fuller, and some especially great vocals from Eddie Jefferson – stretching out here with an energy and focus that almost beats most of the albums under his own name from the 70s! One more track – "Ruby My Dear" – is taken as a long solo vehicle by Gordon, no guest star present, with rhythm by the core trio of George Cables on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing on CBS. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonHomecoming ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Dex's famous return to New York in the mid 70s – recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1977, and featuring some of his best group-heavy playing of the decade! The quintet is fantastic – and includes Woody Shaw, Ronnie Matthews, Stafford James, and Louis Hayes. Features versions of Shaw's "Little Red's Fantasy" and "In Case You Haven't Heard", Matthews' "Let's Get Down", Jimmy Heath's "Gingerbread Boy", and Gordon's own "Fenja" and "Backstairs". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Dexter GordonIn The Cave ... CD
NJA (Netherlands), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
A stunning European live set from the legendary Dexter Gordon – one that was recorded early in his overseas tenure, and which is noteworthy for two reasons – first in that it was recorded in Utrecht, not the more familiar setting of Copenhagen – and second, in that it features a really smoking Dutch combo – musicians that Dex didn't always work with! The rhythm trio is stunning – the soulful Rob Madna on piano, with Ruud Jacobs on bass and Cees See on drums – players who really give the songs a different sensibility than some of the other groups that Dexter Gordon would use in Europe – and Gordon seems to respond with maybe even more sense of strength in his solo work too. The recording quality is excellent – done by Dutch jazz radio in the 60s – and the set features long takes on "Stanley The Steamer", "Dexter's Deck", "In The Cave", "Body & Soul", "Yesterdays", and "I Wanna Blow Now" – plus a few spoken introductions by Dex, who even calls out the groove on the final track. CD

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Dexter GordonLandslide ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961/1962. New Copy ... $13.99 About October 20, 2021
Obscure material from Dexter Gordon – some rare gems from his early 60s years at Blue Note – unissued back and in the day, but brought together for this sweet package at the start of the 80s! The album's great in that it shows Gordon really trying on some new things at the label – playing in a few modes that are less iconic than his classics, yet still really exciting because of that fact! A few tracks feature an unusual quintet with Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, and Willie Bobo on drums – and three more have Sonny Clark on piano and the great Dave Burns on trumpet, with rhythm by Ron Carter on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. One last track is a quartet number with Kenny Drew on piano – and titles include "Six Bits Jones", "Landslide", "Love Locked Out", "You Said It", and "Second Balcony Jump". CD

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Dexter GordonLive In Amsterdam Vol 1 ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... $18.99 About October 20, 2021
... CD

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Dexter GordonLive In Amsterdam Vol 2 ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... $18.99 About October 20, 2021
... CD

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Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... $8.99
Later genius from Dexter Gordon – an album recorded upon his return to the US in 1976, and done in a style that breaks the bounds of some of his sessions in Europe! Gordon seems to take new life in the recording – moving past the simple role of main soloist on familiar tunes, and stepping into a much more strongly group-minded leader – one who grooves easily with the piano of George Cables, bass of Rufus Reid, and drums of Eddie Gladden – in a session that's overflowing with soulful invention. Even older tunes take on a new spark of life in these arrangements – and Gordon's phrasing has this "bite" that comes through beautifully, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Tanya", "I Told You So", "LTD", "Moment's Notice", and "As Time Goes By". Plus, CD features 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks – "Ruby My Dear" and "Secret Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonMontmartre 1964 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1964. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
An early example of Dexter Gordon on the European scene – recording here at his soon-to-be-frequent home of Club Montmartre – a club where Gordon was able to hole up, and really expand his sound! Some of the tracks here are a bit shorter than the 20 minute jams that Dex would let loose on in the late 60s – but he's already finding a way to bring new maturity to his horn, and repair some of the damage of his lifestyle in previous years – working with a superb group that features Tete Montoliu on piano, Alex Riel on drums, and some really fantastic bass from a young Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen. Titles include "Big Fat Butterfly", "King Neptune", "Cheese Cake", "Manha De Carnival", "Loose Walk", and "I Want More" – and as a surprise, Dex even vocalizes a bit with a nice hip vibe. CD
Also available Montmartre 1964 ... LP 23.99

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Dexter GordonMontmartre 1964 ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1964. New Copy ... $23.99 25.99
An early example of Dexter Gordon on the European scene – recording here at his soon-to-be-frequent home of Club Montmartre – a club where Gordon was able to hole up, and really expand his sound! Some of the tracks here are a bit shorter than the 20 minute jams that Dex would let loose on in the late 60s – but he's already finding a way to bring new maturity to his horn, and repair some of the damage of his lifestyle in previous years – working with a superb group that features Tete Montoliu on piano, Alex Riel on drums, and some really fantastic bass from a young Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen. Titles include "Misty", "Manha De Carnival", "Loose Walk", and "I Want More" – and as a surprise, Dex even vocalizes a bit with a nice hip vibe. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Montmartre 1964 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOur Man In Amsterdam ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1969. Used ... $8.99
Dexter Gordon on the European scene at the end of the 60s – blowing with that bold, well-formed tone that makes extended performances like this so great – almost a casebook lesson on tenor-based invention – set to some well-crafted rhythms by a trio that features Cees Slinger on piano, Jacques Schols on bass, and Han Bennink on drums! The players offer a nice change from some other Gordon dates of this nature – but still really let Dexter take the lead strongly on tenor – blowing openly on 9 minute-plus versions of "Fried Bananas", "What's New", "Good Bait", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Junior", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD
(Out of print and still sealed. Case has a small cutout hole.)

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Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $8.99
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! CD reissue also includes 2 non LP bonus cuts – "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "Like Someone In Love". This is the newly remastered version, too – with crisp sound and addional notes and photos! CD
(Out of print, back of booklet has a number in pen.)

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Dexter GordonPanther! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1970. Used ... $8.99
An overlooked US date from 1970 – a set that Dexter Gordon recorded during a quick stop home from his time abroad – really cooking away in the Prestige studios with a great little rhythm section, in ways that are quite different than his better-known European work of the time! The title cut's a groover that definitely matches the promise of its name – a slinky soul jazz number driven along nicely by a rhythm trio that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Larry Ridley on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. The group keep things interesting on other cuts too – even when Gordon's dominating with the kind of inventive solo lines he was forging in Europe – and most tracks are longish, with plenty of room for action. Titles include "The Panther", "Valse Robin", "Mrs Miniver", and "The Blues Walk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonSettin' The Pace (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $8.99
Includes 55 tracks from the fantastic first chapter in Dexter Gordon's long career – wonderful music cut with Sahib Shihab, Kai Winding, Clark Terry, Sonny Criss, Red Norvo, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Hampton Hawes, and others! CD
(Out of print. Box has light wear. Booklet has some folds and heavier creases on the cover. Rest of the contents are in nice shape.)

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Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... $7.99
A really wonderful album from Dexter Gordon's later years at Columbia – and a rare session that pairs larger arrangements with his soulful voice on the tenor and soprano saxophone! Although other players worked often in this mode, the record may well be the only one of its type for Dexter – but that doesn't stop it from being a standout treasure that lets us hear a whole new side of his talents. Slide Hampton handled the arrangements, and he really works some magic with players that include Woody Shaw, Benny Bailey, Frank Wess, and Bobby Hutcherson – using their best talents to create richly chromatic backdrops for Dex's solos. A few of the players step out on their own lines on longer tracks, and titles include "Fried Bananas", "You're Blase", "Insensatez", "Moontrane", and "Laura". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonSwingin' Affair ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $6.99
An amazingly simple – but amazingly satisfying session from Dexter Gordon! The group's a totally solid quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the groove is right in the pocket with a solid solid soulful feel that you don't always get on Gordon's other Blue Note albums! There's a simple elegance here that's really beautiful – Gordon at his post-bop best, but without any of the over-extended modes of his too-long solo years – a mix that's really rare, and carried off impeccably for this set. The record starts with the amazing "Soy Califa", a nice hardbop number with a good Latiny feel, then slides into lots of other nice ones like "McSplivens", "The Backbone", and "Don't Explain". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)
Also available Swingin' Affair (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 7.99

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Dexter GordonSwingin' Affair (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $7.99
An amazingly simple – but amazingly satisfying session from Dexter Gordon! The group's a totally solid quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the groove is right in the poc cket with a solid solid soulful feel that you don't always get on Gordon's other Blue Note albums! There's a simple elegance here that's really beautiful – Gordon at his post-bop best, but without any of the over-extended modes of his too-long solo years – a mix that's really rare, and carried off impeccably for this set. The record starts with the amazing "Soy Califa", a nice hardbop number with a good Latiny feel, then slides into lots of other nice ones like "McSplivens", "The Backbone", and "Don't Explain". CD
(Out of print, CD is copy protected.)
Also available Swingin' Affair ... CD 6.99

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Dexter GordonSwiss Nights Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... $13.99
With Kenny Drew on piano – and titles that include "Tenor Madness", "Wave", "You've Changed", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonTake The A Train (24 bit remaster) ... CD
1201 Music, 1967. Used ... $8.99
Recorded live in Copenhagen – with Dex on tenor, alongside Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonTangerine ... LP
Prestige, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great American set from Dexter Gordon – recorded at a time when most of his bigger records were coming from overseas! The set's got some nice long tracks that really let Gordon open up on tenor – on those well-blown, longform solo modes he was really cracking in the European scene – equally adept here in the company of a group that features Thad Jones on flugelhorn, Hank Jones on piano, and Stanley Clark on drums – on titles that include "Tangerine", "What It Was", and "August Blues". The set also features a version of "Days Of Wine & Roses" – recorded with a group that features Cedar Walton on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter Gordon & Slide HamptonDay In Copenhagen (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
A tremendous European meeting of tenorist Dexter Gordon and trombonist Slide Hampton – brought together in this impeccable sextet session for MPS – a real standout in the label's straight jazz catalog over the years! By the time of the set, Gordon had been working heavily in Europe, especially Copenhagen – a locale where he was given ample freedom to stretch out and really explore his tone and phrasing. Hampton had also kicked around the continent a fair bit too, but in a tighter format, doing arrangements for others and working in bigger groups – and it's actually his careful touch that really helps shape the sound of the set – by bringing Gordon's groove into a focus more strongly than before, and reminding us that Dex was a great group player when he wanted to be! The frontline features Gordon's tenor, Hampton's trombone, and the trumpet of Dizzy Reece – often stating the heads in a fluidly soulful way, then breaking out nicely with individual voices – very much in the best Blue Note mode. Rhythm is by the trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and titles include 3 excellent originals by Hampton – "A New Thing", "My Blues", and "A Day In Vienna" – plus a wicked almost-Lee Morgan-esque take on "What's New", and versions of "Shadow Of Your Smile" and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie Hancock/Dexter GordonRound Midnight – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia, 1986. Used ... $4.99
Lots of small combo work with Herbie on piano, Dex on tenor, Pierre Michelot or Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams or Billy Higgins on drums. Titles include "Still Time", "Minuit Aux Champs Elysees", "Chan's Song", "Fair Weather", "The Peacocks", and "Body & Soul". CD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet has a light crease.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonBest Of Dexter Gordon – The Blue Note Years ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
8 tracks from the Blue Note years. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Gordon (aka Dexter Calling) ... LP
Blue Note/Up Front, 1961. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This isn't one of those "phoned in" sessions that seem to turn up way too much in contemporary jazz! The album's a real classic from Dexter's first big "comeback" period – and represents the strength of his Blue Note years at their best! Gordon's rich, full tone isn't diminished a bit here – and his inventive blowing is given free reign on a set of quartet numbers recorded with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The album's got a few strong originals from Gordon – "Soul Sister" and "Ernie's Tune" – plus the very sweet Kenny Drew tracks "Modal Mood" and "Clear The Dex"! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue, still sealed, lightly shopworn with faint sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonGO ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set of work from the Blue Note scene of the 60s – a record that's not just noteworthy for its role in helping return tenorist Dexter Gordon to the spotlight, but also for the fantastic work of pianist Sonny Clark in the quartet! Sonny's in wonderful form throughout – and seems to be even more relaxed and inventive than in the company of some of the other horn players he'd work with on Blue Note – and that's saying a lot, given the company he would keep! Gordon's solos are confident and mature, but deeply personal too – and the rest of the group features Butch Warren on bass and the great Billy Higgins on drums – a percussionist whose sense of looseness and imagination really matches that of Dex. Titles include "Where Are You", "Three O'Clock In The Morning", "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing.)
Also available
GO ... CD 6.99
GO (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 8.99
GO (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Rufus Reid on bass, Eddie Gladden on drums and George Cables on piano. CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Columbia/Legacy (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Rufus Reid on bass, Eddie Gladden on drums and George Cables on piano. CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! CD reissue also includes 2 non LP bonus cuts – "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "Like Someone In Love". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Our Man In Paris (RVG Edition) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonPower (Tower Of Power/More Power) ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of great American albums from Dexter Gordon – back to back in a single set! First up is Tower Of Power – recorded at a time when Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power – as his lengthy 60s stay in Europe helped him to work work work, and season his playing considerably – to a point at which he emerged as a masterful soloist far beyond the limits of his early bop recordings! This session features Dexter back with an American group – one that features Barry Harris on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums – plus a very welcome James Moody on tenor on one track, "Monmartre", blowing in that raspier tone of the late 60s we love so much! Other titles include "Stanley The Steamer", "The Rainbow People", and "Those Were The Days" – all nice and long! More Power is one of Dex's few great group sessions from the late 60's. Unlike a lot of other records from the time – in which he solos long and meanderingly with a piano trio backing him up, on standards he's played a million times – this one has him playing with a tight group that includes James Moody, Barry Harris, Buster Williams, and Albert Heath, on a set of nice original material with titles like "Fried Bananas", "Boston Bernie", and "Sticky Wicket". There's also 2 jazz standards – "Lady Bird" and "Meditation" – but they're both taken in a nice tight way, and in keeping with the rest of the album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSquirrel ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare unreleased live material from Dexter Gordon's best years – a 1967 performance that was recorded by Danish Radio at the Cafe Montmartre – the Copenhagen base where Gordon had set up camp overseas, and was very quickly hitting a whole new level of his music! That level is heard here very strongly – on the kind of long tracks that show what a superbly imaginative soloist he'd become – with help from Kenny Drew on piano, Bo Steif on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All tracks are very long, with that totally solid, totally tight, totally confident solo style that became Gordon's stock-in-trade during these years – and titles include "The Squirrel", "Cheese Cake", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "You've Changed". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonWillisau 1978 – Swiss Radio Days 45 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon stretches out here with a really great group – not a European trio, of the sort that might normally back him on an overseas live date like this – but a really well-matched quartet that features George Cables on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums! Cables is at his 70s height here, and his solos are every bit worth the price of admission as the long tenor lines from Dexter – blown maybe with a bit more sharpness here than in the relaxed small club setting of some of his other European live sets. All tracks are nice and long, and the titles include a great roster of well-chosen numbers – "Strollin", "Hi Fly", "On Green Dolphin Street", "The Jumpin Blues", and "Old Folks". CD

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Dexter GordonSwiss Radio Days Vol 10 – Baden 1972 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone, Kenny Drew on piano, Bo Stief on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonAll Soul's Dexter Gordon Vol 2 ... CD
Dexterity/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A gem of a live set from Dexter Gordon – one that features a nice change from some of his more familiar records of the time! The set features Gordon recording away from Cafe Montmartre, with an excellent Dutch rhythm trio – the fantastic Rob Agerbeek on piano, plus Henk Haverhoek on bass, and Erik Ineke on drums – a group who groove very differently, and really take a lot of cues from Agerbeek's action on the keys – as he romps along with a very soulful vibe, which seems to inspire new energy in Gordon's phrasing as well. Titles on this second volume are nice and long – and include "All The Things You Are", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Watermelon Man", and "Jelly Jelly" – a tune that Dex liked to cut often for European dates! CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonArt Of The Ballad ... CD
Prestige, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone with Roy Brooks, Kenny Clarke, Stanley Clarke, Bob Cranshaw, Alan Dawson, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris, Hamilton Hawes, Louis Hayes, Albert Tootie Heath, Billy Higgins, Oliver Jackson, Hank Jones, Sam Jones, Thad Jones, Wynton Kelly, Junior Mance, Larry Ridley, Martin Rivera, Cedar Walton, and Buster Williams. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Gordon LTD – Live At The Left Bank ... CD
Prestige, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great live set from Dexter Gordon – recorded in the late 60s, but previously unreleased – and featuring a rare appearance from Bobby Timmons on piano! Gordon and Timmons are a rare treat together – and they're working here in the fully-extended, quite open-ended mode of the Left Bank jazz society in Baltimore – well recorded, and with plenty of room for long solos, especially from Dex! Timmons' piano work brings a nice sense of force, focus, and grooves to the tracks – and the rest of the group features Victor Gaskin on bass and Percy Brice on drums – on titles that include "Boston Bernie", "Broadway", "Blues Up & Down", and "In A Sentimental Mood". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonI Want More – Dexter Gordon In Radioland Vol 4 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone, Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Rune Carlsson on drums. CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonNights At The Keystone Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1978/1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone, George Cables on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonNights At The Keystone Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1978/1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone, George Cables on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Eddie gladden on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! CD reissue also includes 2 non LP bonus cuts – "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "Like Someone In Love". This is the newly remastered version, too – with crisp sound and addional notes and photos! CD
(CD is copy protected.)
Also available Our Man In Paris (RVG Edition) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSwiss Nights Vol 2 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – on titles that include "Darn That Dream", "Montmartre", "Sticky Wicket", and "There Is No Greater Love". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSwiss Nights Vol 3 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – on titles that include "Jelly Jelly", "Didn't We", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Rhythm A Ning". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Our Man In Paris (RVG Edition) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOne Flight Up ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so – and feature a great mix of Blue Note hardbop, with some of the "roomier" recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd's "Tanya", and other tracks include Kenny Drew's "Coppin' The Haven", and a version of "Darn That Dream". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)
 
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Benny CarterFabulous Benny Carter Band ... LP
Audio Lab, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $18.99
A really unusual record – recorded for King/Audio Lab, with a lineup that is overflowing with all-stars who include Dexter Gordon and Don Byas on tenors, Shorty Rogers and Joe Newman on trumpets, Al Gray on trobmone, and Freddie Green on guitar! We know very little about the set, but there's a nice late 40s/early 50s Basie vibe to the music! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some light marks, but is nice and clean. Cover has light wear, but no splits.)

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Benny CarterHit Sounds Of The Great Benny Carter Orchestra ... LP
Ember (UK), Mid 40s. Very Good ... $11.99
Nice UK 60s issue of some 40s vintage material from Benny Carter – with the leader on alto, and other players who include Dexter Gordon on tenor, Al Grey on trombone, and Joe Newman on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging and gloss separation along the spine, a piece of clear tape and a bit of pen on the back.)

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✨✧ CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A really amazing little record – way more than usual for this sort of live recording – given that it features some very unique performances together by artists we've never heard on the same stage otherwise! The premise is simple, but wonderfully effective – in that the album brings together some of the leading lights of the Columbia/CBS jazz stable at the time – a massive lineup of talent from a few key generations in jazz, sounding surprisingly great hear together! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include a brilliant version of "Infant Eyes" by a quartet with Stan Getz on tenor and Bob James on piano; "Fried Bananas" with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, Woody Shaw on trumpet, and George Duke on piano; "Bahama Mama" with Bob James on keyboards, Bobbi Humphrey on flute, Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitars, and Billy Cobham on drums – and the long jam session tracks "Montreux Summit", "Blues March", and "Andromeda" – which feature work from most of the players above, all working in one large group – plus added flute from Hubert Laws and Thijs Van Leer, percussion from Ralph Maconald, and bass from Alphonso Johnson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface and edge wear, aging and an unglued top seam.)

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Booker ErvinSetting The Pace (plus The Trance) ... CD
Prestige, 1965. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A CD of very long tracks from Booker Ervin – only 4 tunes in all, but each over 15 minutes long! First up is the album Setting The Pace – an album that's one of the most open-ended and jamming sets that Booker Ervin recorded for Prestige in the 60s! The album's a live date from Germany – featuring Dexter Gordon joining Ervin on the stage for some very long, extended solo work – the sort that Dex was starting to do heavily overseas at the time, and which is relatively new territory for Ervin – at least on record. Other players include Jaki Byard on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums – but the clear starts of the set are Booker and Dexter – blowing in a range of modern and soulful modes throughout their extended solos. Album features 2 side-long tracks – "Setting The Pace" and "Dexters Deck". Next up is The Trance – an amazing record from the legendary Booker Ervin – and a set that really does a great job of bridging his modernist tendencies and soul jazz roots! The title track – "The Trance" – is an amazing 20 minute number that takes up all of side one of the record – and features Ervin soloing in an incredibly imaginative way – not as boppish as on his set with Dexter Gordon, but more in the powerful-voiced style that he developed with Mingus. The rest of the group features Jaki Byard on piano (always a treat!), Reggie Workman on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums – and side two features a very moody take on "Speak Low". Note that the CD omits the track "Groovin At The Jamboree" from The Trance – due to space restrictions. CD

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Von FreemanSerenade & Blues (with bonus track) ... CD
Nessa, 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Right from the very first note, you'll know you're in for something special here – the unusual phrasing and open-hearted qualities that made Von Freeman one of the true Chicago legends on the tenor saxophone – even though he never got the global fame of contemporaries like Clifford Jordan or Johnny Griffin! Yet we can easily mention Von in the company of both of those giants – and as you'll hear here, Freeman's got a depth of expression that also rivals Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon, especially on the open-ended, stretched out ballads that make up most of the material here. The group is very easygoing – perfect for the spirit of the music – John Young on piano, David Shipp on bass, and Wilbur Campbell on drums – on titles that include "Serenade In Blue", "Time After Time", "After Dark", and "Von Freeman's Blues". CD features the bonus track "I'll Close My Eyes". CD

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Dizzy GillespieBest Of Odyssey 1945 to 1952 ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Featuring Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Ray Brown, Kenny Clarke, James Moody, John Coltrane, JJ Johnson, and Art Blakey. CD

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Dizzy GillespieGroovin High – The Dizzy Gillespie Story – 1939 to 1950 (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $6.99
Includes 100 tracks and features work with Charlie Parker, Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Benny Carter, Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, and others. CD
(CONDITION NOTE: box has heavy wear and is missing the large booklet.)

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Johnny GriffinHush A Bye (The Man I Love/You Leave Me Breathless/bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1967. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $24.99
An expanded version of this famous series of recordings – originally issued on two different records by the Black Lion label, and expanded here with bonus material! The record's n astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, Dexter Gordon's famous home in the late 60s – but a place that was also a showcase for the new sort of energy that Griffin was bringing to his horn at the time! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Indiana", "Old Folks", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Night In Tunisia", "Leave Me Alone Blues", "All The Things You Are", "The Masquerade Is Over", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". CD

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Herbie HancockTakin' Off (non RVG edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $5.99
Herbie Hancock is certainly Takin Off at this point in his career – stepping into the limelight with an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes, including the first recording of his classic "Watermelon Man", the one track that probably put all his kids through school! Although that one went on to become a standard within a few short years in 60s jazz, it still sounds great here in the original – a very fresh take on the sound of soul jazz in the 60s – offered up here in a 7 minute version that has more sharp soloing than most other takes on the tune! The group here is great too – with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the tracks are all also originals by a young Herbie – including "Watermelon Man", "The Maze", "Driftin", "Three Bags Full", "Alone & I", and "Empty Pockets". Plus, this CD reissue features bonus alternate takes of 3 tracks on the album! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Karin KrogDon't Just Sing – An Anthology 1963 to 1999 ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $5.99 14.98
Wonderful work from one of our favorite singers of all time – an artist with roots in jazz, but one who quickly stepped out into something else entirely – as you'll hear on this beautiful selection of tunes! Karin Krog's been a key figure in the Norwegian jazz scene since the start of the 60s, but she's hardly ever gotten any global exposure (although we've always tried to stock her music whenever we can) – and she's got a sound that's really mindbending, and far-reaching – every bit as powerful and soulful as some of the new generation of jazz singers who worked in the US scene of the 70s – like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Flora Purim, or Ursula Dudziak – but with a sound that's maybe even more revolutionary than all three put together! Karin uses her voice like an instrument, but still pays very careful attention to the words as well – which is crucial, since her lyrics are often her own, or penned by hip collaborators like Steve Kuhn and John Surman. The result is something that's hardly jazz at all – but instead this really cosmic, forward-thinking approach that may well be the 70s equivalent in vocals to Herbie Hancock's work on the keys. No surprise, Karin turns in a wonderful version of "Maiden Voyage" here – and shines on other tunes that include "A Love Supreme", "Just holding On", "Don't Just Sing", "Glissando", "Break Of Day In Molde", "We Could Be Flying", "Raindrops Raindrops", "Lazy Afternoon", and "All I Want". CD also features two never-issued songs – "Images In Glass" and "Tystnaden" – and musicians include John Surman and Dexter Gordon too! CD

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✨✧ Kathy SloaneKeystone Korner – Portrait Of A Jazz Club (with bonus CD) ... Book
Indiana University Press, 2011. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful portrait of one of the most important jazz clubs on the west coast scene of the 70s – the legendary Keystone Korner, a name you might recognize from the dozens of great albums that were recorded at the venue! The book has a very cool approach – in that it lets the many artists, musicians, and other individuals involved with the club provide their recollections – which are then compiled into chapters on specific subjects, and combined with beautiful vintage photos of both the club and its performers. The range of artists is huge – a large amount of important jazz musicians – and it's great to hear their viewpoints combined with others who worked in the club, or were part of its legacy. The photos are great, too – all done by author Kathy Sloane – and the book also comes with a bonus CD, featuring music by Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Bill Evans, Woody Shaw, Stan Getz, and others! 222 pages, softcover, with many black and white images. Book

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VariousBest Of Blue Note Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
Music from Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey, Horace Parlan, Lee Morgan, Cannonball Adderley, Joe Henderson, and Herbie Hancock. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousGreat Saxophones 1951 to 1970 ... CD
MCA/GRP, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks from Gene Ammons, Zoot Sims, Johnny Griffin, Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges, Yusef Lateef, Sonny Stitt, Roland Kirk, Benny Golson, James Moody, Budd Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Harold Land and Dexter Gordon. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousIn Performance At The Playboy Jazz Festival ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Contains a very groovy vocal version of "Birdland" – played by Weather Report, and sung by Manhattan Transfer! Also fetaures performances by Dexter Gordon, Grover Washington Jr, Pieces Of A Dream, the Art Farmer/Bennie Golson/Nancy Wilson trio, and a cool Great Quartet with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and hype sticker.)

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VariousIndividuals – Jazz Greats From CBS Records ... LP
Columbia, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Promo sampler that features selections by Weather Report, Jaroslav Jakubovic, Bob James, Woody Shaw, Ramsey Lewis, Willie Bobo, Maynard Ferguson, Rodney Franklin, Dexter Gordon, Tom Scott, Billy Cobham, Stan Getz, The Heath Brothers, Steve Khan, Ronnie Foster, Stephane Grappelli, and Bobby Hutcherson. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousJust... Great Jazz ... CD
United Audio, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used 3CD ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Woody Herman, Bud Powell, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, and Ella Fitzgerald. CD

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VariousSavoy 60th Anniversary ... CD
Savoy, Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro, Art Pepper, Charles Mingus, Lester Young, Milt Jackson, and more. CD

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VariousSavoy Records Presents The New Tenor Sax Stylists (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ 4 x 78 rpm ... $24.99
Includes the tracks "Don't Blame Me" by Illinois Jacquet, "Girl Of My Dreams" by Ike Quebec, "Vot's Dot" by Allen Eager, "September In The Rain" by Don Byas, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" by Chalie Kennedy, "My Jo Ann" by Vido Musso, "Big Deal" by Charlie Ventura, and "Dexter Rides Again" by Dexter Gordon. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an orange cover with light wear.)

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VariousSavoy Story Vol 1 – Jazz (3CD box set) ... CD
Savoy/Atlantic, 1940s/1950s. Used 3 CDs ... $11.99
Music from Cannonball Adderley, Gene Ammons, Miles Davis, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Little Jimmy Scott, Ben Webster, Lester Young, and more. CD
(Out of print, outer box has some light edgewear and a penmark through the barcode.)

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VariousSmithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Smithsonian, 1930s/1940s. Used ... $5.99
Music from Duke Ellington, Don Byas, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Erroll Garner, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon, and Tadd Dameron. CD

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VariousSpiritual Jazz Vol 11 – Esoteric, Modal, & Progressive Jazz From The SteepleChase Label 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Steeplechase/Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
A massive collection of music from the Steeplechase label – spiritual sounds from back in the day, and a side of the label's legacy that's only gotten the right sort of appreciation in more recent years! Steeplechase was a European company, and their biggest claim to fame was recordings of American musicians overseas – especially Dexter Gordon – but the label also had a fantastic ear for more soulful currents on the American underground, and not only managed to capture some less-recorded artists, but also give some bigger names a freer space to express the more spiritual side of their styles! The set is a sublime set of work from the post-Coltrane years – tunes that are modal, soulful, and occasionally slightly funky – served up in a set of completely uplifting music, all supported by the usual excellent Jazzman attention to detail and thorough liner notes. Titles include "The Time Of This World Is At Hand" by Billy Gault, "Tipe Tizwe" by Jim McNeely, "Aida" by Rene McLean, "Dark Warrior" by Khan Jamal, "Naima" by Michael Carvin, "Magwaza" by Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana, "Ode To St Cecile" by Mary Lou Williams, "Jean Marie" by Sam Jones, "Miss Priss" by Ken McIntyre, and "De I Comahlee Ah" by Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin. CD

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✨✧ Stan LeveyStanley The Steamer (aka This Time The Drum's On Me) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s issue of the mid 50s recording from Levey, a nice little bit of bop from LA – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a sextet that includes Dexter Gordon, Conte Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Lou Levy, and Leroy Vinnegar. Tracks are harder than the usual Bethlehem LA set, thanks to the bite of Gordon's tenor, and most tracks run for longer than five minutes, giving the players more space than usual to solo. Titles include "Diggin For Diz", "Ruby My Dear", "Tune Up", "Stanley The Steamer", and "This Time The Drum's On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little bit of bop from LA – a tightly-crafted mid 50s date for the Bethlehem label – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a great group of horn players! The album features some standout work from Dexter Gordon on tenor – making a rare appearance here as a sideman – and the frontline of the sextet also features Conte Candoli on trumpet and Frank Rosolino on trombone – both well-matched players, especially at this point in their careers. The group's completed by Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Lou Levy on piano – and there's a bit more bite on some tracks than the usual Bethlehem set. Titles include "Diggin For Diz", "Ruby My Dear", "Tune Up", "Stanley The Steamer", and "This Time The Drum's On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, but is nice overall – no splits!)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesFree Flight ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1972. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
British tenor giant Tubby Hayes left the planet all too soon – passing away at the age of 38 in 1973 – but right up to the end, he continued to blow away most of his contemporaries – as you'll hear from this set of unreleased live material from 1972! The recording is from a time when Hayes was actually coming back out of a bit of time away from the scene – recuperating from heart issues that were soon to take away his life – and the period is almost a return to the basics of Tubby's breakout recordings of the late 50s – when he emerged as a tenor soloist to rival American greats like Sonny Rollins or Dexter Gordon! You can definitely hear that quality here, as Tubbs takes on some older standards, plus a few originals – and spins out these wonderful long solos that never fair for imagination or soulful expression – and which also feature some occasional great moments on flute too. The group is a very familiar one – Mike Pyne on piano, Tony Levin on drums, and Ron Mathewson on pass – who happened to record the proceedings over the course of two nights at Ronnie Scotts. Titles include long takes on "Lady Celia", "Trane's Blues", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Trenton Place", and "I Thought About You" – plus two shorter incomplete tracks, "Seven Steps To Heaven" and "Sienna Red". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)
 
 
 



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