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Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris, et alSilver Blue ... LP
Xanadu, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Some of the most cooking work of the 70s from Dexter Gordon – and that's saying a lot, given all his overseas sessions and late-life work for Columbia Records! The format here is different than both of those, though – in that it's both a sharp hardbop set, with a real back-to-basics vibe – but also one that has much more of an overall group feel, instead of some of the longer-form solo vehicles that Gordon recorded for Steeplechase Records. There's definitely a blowing session vibe – tracks are long, and there's multiple soloists who each get extended time in the spotlight – but there's also a careful sense of structure, brought to the record no doubt by producer Don Schlitten – who'd handled classic dates in the past for Prestige. The group features both Gordon and Al Cohn on tenors, Blue Mitchell and Sam Noto on trumpets, Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – a hell of a lineup that really makes magic on "On The Trail", "Allen's Alley", and "Silver Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness from moisture.)

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Dexter GordonApartment (with bonus track) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... $6.99
A standout 70s set from Dexter Gordon – one that's a bit tighter than some of his longer-blown dates from overseas – and which almost sparkles with the same power as his 60s albums on Blue Note! The group here is nice and tight – with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all grooving in a style that's sharply focused, and which really sets the stage for Dex's wonderful tone on the solos. Pedersen's bass is great too – sometimes stepping out with a presence not usually heard on a set like this – and titles include the Gordon originals "The Apartment", "Antabus", and "Candlelight Lady" – plus "Wee Dot" and "Old Folks". CD also features the bonus track "Stablemates" – from the same session, but previously unissued. CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonBallads ... CD
Blue Note, Early/Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Dexter GordonBlues A La Suisse ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Recorded live at Montreux in 1973 – with electric and acoustic piano from Hampton Hawes, plus Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonBoth Sides Of Midnight ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Sealed ... $14.99
One of the first great European statements from tenorist Dexter Gordon – a 1967 live recording that really lets Dexter stretch out, and show an even deeper side of his talents than on his 60s albums for Blue Note! The rhythm section here is rock solid – Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a unit that still retains the sharpness of the Blue Note dates, but also has the energy to "go long" as Gordon pushes a few of the numbers on the set well past the ten minute mark. Gordon's solos are wonderfully imaginative and expressive – and titles include "Devilette", "For All We Know", "Doxy", and "Sonnymoon For Two". Material previously issued on LP under the title Montmartre Collection Vol 1. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram ORG pressing.)

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Dexter GordonChase – The Complete Dial Sessions 1947 ... CD
Stash, 1947. Used ... $9.99
The birth of genius – a big early moment for Dexter Gordon, especially has he works here in his famous jazz tenor "chase" with Wardell Gray! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonDexter Gordon – Blue Note Reissue Series ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A great overview of Dexter Gordon's excellent recordings for Blue Note in the early 60s! Titles include "Tanya", "Clear The Dex", "You've Changed", "Modal Mood", "Ernie's Tune", "Soy Califas", and "Shiny Stockings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dexter GordonDexter Gordon At The Subway Club 1973 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elemental, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
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" and "Secret Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Dexter GordonDoin' Allright ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing.)

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Dexter GordonEspace Cardin 1977 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elemental, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
A fantastic late live date from Dexter Gordon – one that's noteworthy not just for his own strong work on tenor, but also for the presence of bop pianist Al Haig – who comes as quite a surprise on the session! Haig and Gordon have never played before on record – although their paths must have crossed in the postwar bop underground – and Al's really tremendous here, and makes for a completely different sort of accompanist than some of the more familiar pianists that Dex would work with! The format is similar to some of Gordon's classic live sets from Europe – familiar tunes, but opened up with really long solos – and augmented here with a few originals that really make things interesting – and the rest of the quartet is equally great, thanks to work from Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Antabus", "Sticky Wicket", "Body & Soul", and "Oleo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Dexter GordonGO (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $5.99
Seminal stuff – and one of Dexter Gordon's excellent Blue Note sessions with pianist Sonny Clark! Sonny's in fine fine form for the record, and in our opinion, he seems to be the most relaxed and inventive when accompanying Dexter Gordon – even over other Blue Note horn players, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Gordon's very much in the pocket on the record too – and doesn't spend too much time soloing around and around, and really goes for the tighter groove laid out by Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Cuts include "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". CD

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Dexter GordonGotham City ... CD
Columbia, 1981. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonHave No Fear, Dex Is Here – Live At Guldhatten 1972 ... LP
Mellotronen (Sweden), 1972. New Copy ... $29.99
An early 70s recording from Stockholm, but one that's slightly different than some of the better-known overseas material from Dexter Gordon at the time – maybe a bit more laidback, but in a way that also lets the personality of the man really shine through! Part of that quality might come from a warm vocal performance on the first track of the set, and some nice spoken bits at the end – but the group here is also less of a familiar one for Gordon, and it's nice to hear him settle into the scene – then really find his strength on longer tenor solos. Players include Lasse Sjosten on piano, Torbjorn Hultcrantz on bass, and Leroy Lowe on drums – and titles include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Rhythm A Ning", "St Thomas", and "Jelly Jelly". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonHomecoming ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner and some wear.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1978. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Our Man In Paris (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. Used ... $34.99
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
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Our Man In Paris ... CD 4.99

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Dexter GordonPower! (Tower Of Power!/More Power!) ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power by this point – 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", "Those Were The Days", "Fried Bananas", "Boston Bernie", and "Sticky Wicket", "Lady Bird", and "Meditation"all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonResurgence Of Dexter Gordon ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... $3.99
An excellent album by Dexter Gordon – his first after a number of years spent without recording in the late 50s, and one that marked a real return to serious growth as a player during the 60s! The album takes the same approach as Dexter's soon to be recorded Blue Note classics – putting the tenorman in the company of some excellent sidemen – but the group's a bit larger too, with added horns from Richard Boone on trombone and Martin Banks on trumpet – in addition to rhythm from the trio of Dolo Coker on piano, Charles Green on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. There's some nice head arrangements that open up to some well-crafted tenor lines from Dex – and the set's got an extra-special feature in that it was produced by Cannonball Adderly as part of his "overlooked talents" series for Jazzland. Hard to believe that Gordon would qualify for that distinction at the time – especially given his rise a few years later! Titles include "Affair In Havana", "Field Day", "Jodi", "Home Run", and "Dolo". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSettin' The Pace ... CD
Savoy, 1945/1946/1947. Used ... $2.99
The near complete studio recordings done by Dexter Gordon as a leader for Savoy in the mid 40s – key 78rpm recordings that helped redefine the sound of the tenor in jazz! The material here is all strongly boppish – and presented with alternate takes on a number of the sessions, making for a whopping 23 tracks that cover most of Dexter's master takes and a good number of unissued alternates! First up are 4 tracks with a 1945 quartet that includes Sadik Hakim on piano – followed by 8 more from a 1946 session with Bud Powell on piano, Max Roach on drums, and Leonard Hawkins on trumpet. These are followed by 3 great tracks from Gordon's 1947 session with Leo Parker on baritone and Tadd Dameron on piano – which roll into the last 8 tracks, all from a 1947 session that includes Fats Navarro on trumpet and Dameron again on piano. Titles include "So Easy", "Dexter's Riff", "Dexter's Deck", "Blow Mr Dexter", "Dexter's Minor Mad", "Dexter Digs In", "Dexter Rides Again", "Long Tall Dexter", and "Index". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonTokyo 1975 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elemental, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
Dexter Gordon in Tokyo, but working strongly with a lineup that helped him make some of his best 70s recordings in Europe – that wonderful quartet with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums! The format is familiar, and Dex is right on the money – spinning out those wonderfully strong, richly imaginative solos that make his Copenhagen material so strong over the years – that special Gordon way of taking a familiar tune, and opening it up completely in the space of his extended solo! Titles include Gordon's classic "Fried Bananas" – plus "Misty", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Jelly Jelly Jelly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Dexter GordonTower Of Power! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... $9.99
Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power by this point – 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! CD
(Out of print.)

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Wardell Gray & Dexter Gordon/Tony Scott OrchestraChase & The Steeple-Chase ... LP
MCA, 1952. Near Mint- ... $4.99
This was originally released as a 10 inch and is a live recording from 1952 in Pasadena. The Tony Scott selections were added to make this particular record. The Gray and Gordon tracks are "The Chase" and "The Steeple-Chase" and the Tony Scott songs include "Milt To The Hilt", "Homecoming", "Swootie Patootie", "Sweet Lorraine", and "Goodbye". Gene Norman produced. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Johnny Griffin & Dexter GordonJazz Undulation – Johnny Griffin Meets Dexter Gordon ... LP
Lotus (Japan), 1969. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great European meeting of these two tenor giants – with Hampton Hawes on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – recorded in Paris on the long tracks "Blues Up & Down", "Body & Soul", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert! Vinyl has a mark that clicks for a bit on "Body And Soul", otherwise NM-. Cover has bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Karin Krog & Dexter GordonSome Other Spring – Blues & Ballads ... LP
Sonet (Sweden), 1970. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The icy voice of Norwegian singer Karin Krog is a perfect match for Dexter's deep soulful saxophone, and the two of them perform wonderfully together in this rare set of tracks recorded in 1970 with Kenny Drew on piano and Niel Henning Orsted-Peterson on bass. Krog has always been tremendously respectful of the players that she records with, and unlike other jazz vocal recordings, where the soloists take back seat to the singer, her recordings have them coming out front, and really sharing the spotlight – both in solo space, and in the interplay between the singer and musicians. Tracks include "Blue Eyes", "How Insensitive", "Some Other Spring", "Blue Monk", and her "Tribute To Jimmy Scott". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, UXP 85 V – with insert.)

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Jackie McLean & Dexter GordonMeeting Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... $14.99
A great meeting of two generations of jazz – and one that really blows the top off some of Dexter Gordon's other European sessions of the time! The setting here is definitely one that's more a Gordon-based date – long tracks with rhythm backing from a trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. But unlike some of the other long-blown Gordon-heavy albums for the stretch, the presence of Jackie McLean really brings in a new sort of fire – the kind of soaring, soulful energy he brought to his own records in these immediate post-Blue Note years – almost a Coltrane influence, and a sense of spiritualism that really comes through on some of his solo moments – even in this relatively straight setting. Titles include Gordon's "All Clean", Sahib Shihab's "Rue De La Harpe", Drew's "Sunset", and a nice take of "On The Trail". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonClubhouse ... LP
Blue Note, 1965/1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Gordon LTD – Live At The Left Bank ... CD
Prestige, 1969. Used ... Temporarily 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

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✨✧ Dexter GordonGeneration ... LP
Prestige, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Dexter's most solid albums on Prestige – and a great set cut at the Van Gelder studios with a rock-solid American lineup that includes Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Buster Williams, and Billy Higgins. The ensemble groove is a lot tighter than on some of Gordon's solo-heavy European sessions – and in a way, the record hearkens back to some of the greatness of the Blue Note days. Titles include "Milestones", "Scared To Be Alone", "We See", and "The Group". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSettin' The Pace (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLean & Dexter GordonMeeting Vol 1 ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great meeting of two generations of jazz – and one that really blows the top off some of Dexter Gordon's other European sessions of the time! The setting here is definitely one that's more a Gordon-based date – long tracks with rhythm backing from a trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. But unlike some of the other long-blown Gordon-heavy albums for the stretch, the presence of Jackie McLean really brings in a new sort of fire – the kind of soaring, soulful energy he brought to his own records in these immediate post-Blue Note years – almost a Coltrane influence, and a sense of spiritualism that really comes through on some of his solo moments – even in this relatively straight setting. Titles include Gordon's "All Clean", Sahib Shihab's "Rue De La Harpe", Drew's "Sunset", and a nice take of "On The Trail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Danish pressing.)
Also available Meeting Vol 1 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonBiting The Apple ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonClubhouse (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1965/1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, on King – with insert!)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Blows Hot & Cool ... LP
Dooto, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A seminal 50s session from the mighty Dexter Gordon – one of his few full albums from the decade, and one of the only ones to really capture him at the heart of his original LA scene! The set's got a nice bite, and a strong sense of focus – shorter tracks that step off strongly from the bop years that saw Gordon rise to fame, but without as much of the longer blowing from some of his "chase" recordings with other tenorists. Instead, the focus here is on great tight group sounds – just the right solo space to let each player open up and groove a bit, then come back together in sharp formation. The group features Dex on tenor, Jimmy Robinson on trumpet, Carl Perkins on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Chuck Thompson on drums – and titles include "Silver Plated", "Rhythm Mad", "Bonna Rue", "Blowin' For Dootsie", and "Cry Me A River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Dootone pressing in a black & white cover.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonEspace Cardin 1977 ... CD
Elemental, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic late live date from Dexter Gordon – one that's noteworthy not just for his own strong work on tenor, but also for the presence of bop pianist Al Haig – who comes as quite a surprise on the session! Haig and Gordon have never played before on record – although their paths must have crossed in the postwar bop underground – and Al's really tremendous here, and makes for a completely different sort of accompanist than some of the more familiar pianists that Dex would work with! The format is similar to some of Gordon's classic live sets from Europe – familiar tunes, but opened up with really long solos – and augmented here with a few originals that really make things interesting – and the rest of the quartet is equally great, thanks to work from Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. There's also one more great surprise – Gordon plays soprano sax on one modal number – with this snakey tone that's really wonderful! Titles include "Antabus", "Sticky Wicket", "A La Modal", "Body & Soul", and "Oleo" – and the piano trio plays a version of "Round Midnight". CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Espace Cardin 1977 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonStable Mable ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Dexter Gordon on tenor and soprano sax – plus Horace Parlan on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and Tony Inzalaco on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Danish pressing.)

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✨✧ Dexter Gordon/Wardell GrayDexter Gordon Vol 4/Wardell Gray Vol 5 – Complete Edition 1947 ... CD
Masters Of Jazz (France), 1947. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonClubhouse (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1965/1979. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Gordon At The Subway Club 1973 ... CD
Elemental, 1973. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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!)
Also available Dexter Gordon At The Subway Club 1973 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonHeartaches – Live At Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Important early European work by Dexter Gordon – recorded during his successful 60s run at the legendary Cafe Montmartre, where using the new freedoms of that scene, he re-invented himself as a player, and gave a much needed boost to European-American jazz relations! The tracks on the set are all very much in the best spirit of Gordon's Montmartre years – long and open-ended, with a real focus on the tenor solo work, but also some excellent support by a rhythm trio that includes Kenny Drew, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Alex Riel. Titles include "So What", "You've Changed", "Heartaches", and "Devilette". CD

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✨✧ Dexter Gordon & Teddy EdwardsDuel (parts 1 & 2) ... 78 RPM
Dial, 1947. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Jamey AebersoldDexter Gordon – Volume 82 ... CD
Jamey Aebersold, 1998. Used ... $2.99
With George Cables on piano, Rufus Reid on bass and Victor Lewis on drums! CD
(Only the CD, the play-a-long book is missing.)
 
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Don ByasDon Byas Quartet Featuring Sir Charles Thompson ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1967. Used ... $11.99
Tenorist Don Byas may have waned a bit on the American scene by the end of the 60s – but the saxophone genius was alive and well overseas, where he got the chance to cut some amazing records like this! The set has Byas at the top of his form – maybe as openly expressive as Dexter Gordon on some of his great late 60s recordings from Europe, although with a slightly more compact, direct approach as well – one that's given a nice sort of punch here by pianist Charles Thompson, work works alongside the excellent bass of Isla Eckinger and drums fo Peter Schmidlin. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Autumn Leaves", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Loverman", "Stella By Starlight", and "Bag's Groove". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave DouglasBrazen Heart – Live At Jazz Standard (8CD set) ... CD
Greenleaf, 2018. New Copy 8 CDs ... $46.99 49.99
A tremendous tribute to the ever-evolving genius of jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas – and a super-expanded live set that puts Dave in the company of classic players like John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, or Dexter Gordon – whose extended live expressions never fail to hold our imagination! The 8CDs of material here were recorded over four nights in 2015 – with Dave's trumpet in the same company as his excellent group on the Brazen Heart album – Jon Irabgon on tenor, Linda Oh on bass, Rudy Royston on drums, and Matt Mitchell on piano – a superb lineup that balances individual expressions with a really coherent sense of soul in the group. Many tunes repeat from night to night, but the solos and conception changes nicely – as you'd find in a box of this nature by John Coltrane – and the whole thing offers up a heck of a bang for your record-buying buck! CD

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Billy EckstineBilly Eckstine – The Great Mr B & His All Star Band (10 inch LP) ... LP
DeLuxe, Mid 40s. Very Good ... $6.99
Fantastic work from a time when Billy Eckstine had one of the hippest groups going – a bop-heavy lineup that features trumpet from Dizzy Gillespie, and saxes from Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, and Wardell Gray! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of seam splitting, and a small staple near the top. Still a nice copy!)

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Teddy EdwardsGood Gravy (Timeless) ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $7.99
A great later date from tenorist Teddy Edwards – captured at a time when he'd been away from the recording scene for a bit, but only seemed to deepen his talents on the saxophone in the process! The tracks here are long and very open – in that style that the Timeless label pioneered with Johnny Griffin and Dexter Gordon – and Teddy's very different voice in this mode is a really great change – full of soulful, slinky lines that are mighty nice – with support from Rein DeGraaff on piano, Henk Haverhoek on bass, and John Engels on drums! All tracks are long – and titles include "Good Gravy", "Oleo", "Georgia", and "Lady Be Good". CD

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Wardell GrayJazz Concert West Coast ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
LA bebop jam session material, featuring two long tracks recorded live in the city of angels! The sides give us a great picture of the kind of lively cutting jam sessions that were ripping through the Central Ave scene of the old days. Players include Dexter Gordon, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Howard McGhee, and Wardell Gray in the lead – and the two long tracks are "Disorder At The Border" and "Rocks N Shoals". One of two LPs that Savoy released in this format – and the first volume. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Savoy Jazz Classics pressing. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Wardell GrayWardell Gray Memorial Vol 2 ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the best-ever documents of the young genius of tenorist Wardell Gray – exactly the kind of music that shows why he was one of the biggest and best of the bop saxophonists – before he was taken away from us all too soon! The material here was originally issued on 78s or 45s, and comes together as a great full length representation of Gray at his best – and on this second volume, Wardell works in some bigger groups on great long tracks with a nicely jamming feel! Players include Sonny Criss on alto, Art Farmer and Clark Terry on trumpet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, and Hampton Hawes on piano – and titles include "Move", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Lover", "Farmer's Market", "April Skies", "Jackie", and "Sweet & Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Johnny Griffin/Art TaylorJamfs Are Coming ... LP
Timeless, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The Jamfs are definitely coming on this one – as Johnny Griffin opens up into some of his most badass soloing of the 70s, caught here in an open-ended European styled mode! The album really features only 2 long tracks – recorded in the Cafe Montmartre style that Dexter Gordon used most famously at the time, but which Griffin also got a chance at as well, often with even more dynamic results. The group here features Art Taylor on drums, Rein De Graaff on piano, and either Henk Haverhoek or Koos Serierse on bass – and titles include "The Jamfs Are Coming/Wee Dot" and "All The Things You Are" – each taking up one side of the record! LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve GrossmanLive At Cafe Praga ... CD
Solid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
Tenorist Steve Grossman takes on mostly familiar tunes, but in a very unbridled way – opening them up in the European live setting – as on classic albums of this nature from Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin a generation before! Grossman's almost a tenor talent born out of time – a player who was into more focused movements in the 70s, but then really hit the depth of an older traditionalist during these years – matching all his earlier sense of energy with a respect of the more soulful reaches of the tenor. The group features Fred Henke on piano, Gilbert Rovere on bass, and Charles Bellonzi on drums – but Steve is clearly the main star, on tunes that include "Blues Walk", "Ruby My Dear", "When I Fall In Love", "Time Was", and "Ray's Idea". CD

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Herbie HancockTakin' Off ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! This great 2CD version features the full versions of all the sessions, with a number of takes on some of the tunes – including an unusual version of "Where Am I Going" with the guitar of Louis Stewart instead of the piano of Mike Pyne. Also has a hardcover package, and a nice booklet of notes! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 19.99

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Bent JaedigBent Jaedig Was Here – Live At Montmartre 1969 ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Never-heard work from tenorist Bent Jaedig – easily one of the most important figures on the Danish jazz scene in the 60s! Bent's working here in a loose, open style that's quite different from some of his more tightly arranged albums of the decade – a mode that's still got lots of sharp edges and modern moments in Jaedig's solos, but which also gets some more conventional drive from the Cafe Montmartre rhythm section of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and JC Moses on drums! Tracks are long, and handled in a format that's similar to Montmartre recordings by Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin from the same time – but Bent's overall style is much edgier, and he really makes a lot with the extended solo space. Titles include Long versions of "What's New", "Love For Sale", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Bent's Minor Blues". CD

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Philly Joe JonesPhilly Mignon ... LP
Galaxy, 1978. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Not much of a cover, but a great cooker from the legendary drummer – with work by Nat Adderley on cornet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, Ira Sullivan on soprano and tenor sax, George Cables on piano, and Ron Carter on bass! LP, Vinyl record album

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Karin KrogDon't Just Sing – An Anthology 1963 to 1999 ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album

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Turk MauroUnderdog (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzcraft/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
It's hard to imagine anyone thinking of tenorist Turk Mauro as an underdog – at least not after the smoking sound of this set! The record's one that really broke Mauro out to bigger audiences at the time – a set we've seen nestled in some of the hipper jazz collections we've run across over the years – especially for collectors who dig the long-blown, constantly-creative sound of tenorists like Johnny Griffin or Dexter Gordon. Mauro comes head to head with both right from the start – blowing with a confident tone,a nd beautiful sense of imagination throughout – sometimes on baritone as well, on the album's tracks that have Al Cohn joining in on tenor. The rest of the group features warmly sensitive rhythm from Hugh Lawson on piano, Bob Cranshaw or Tom Barney on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. Titles include "Turkquoise", "The Underdog", "Jazz Leif", "Zoot & Al", and "Until It's Time For You To Go". CD features six more bonus tracks – a few alternate takes and the cuts "My Buddy" and "For All We Know". CD

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✨✧ Ben WebsterFirst Concert In Denmark ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The Danish scene provided tenor legend Ben Webster a great home in later years – around the same time that Copenhagen was an important spot for Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and other American players too! This set marks Ben's first performance on that scene – and is well-captured by Danish Radio, who recorded the whole thing in Copenhagen – with Webster backed by the same trio who also accompanied both Dex and Griff on other records – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. The tracks are maybe a bit shorter than some of Gordon's longform workouts from 60s Copenhagen – but still have Ben blowing with more space than he'd had in years in the studio – working that wonderfully raspy tone through versions of "Blues In B Flat", "In A Mellotone", "Cotton Tail", "Over The Rainbow", and "Pennies From Heaven" – as well as an interesting rehearsal at the start. CD

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VariousBlack California ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A great compilation – despite the title – one that features west coast recordings made by Savoy, showing the less "cool jazz" side of the LA scene in the late 40s and early 50s! There's some excellent material on here not available elsewhere – especially some great bop groovers in the Central Ave kind of mode. The album's got 3 tracks by Slim Gaillard – "Laguna", "Boogin At Bergs", "Dunkin Bagel. 4 by a large group with Art Farmer, Eric Dolphy, Joe Howard, and Roy Porter – "Pete's Beat", "Sippin With Cisco", "This Is You", and "Gassin The Wig". 4 more by a quartet with Freddie Jackson and Harold Land – "Outlandish", "Swingin On Savoy", "San Diego Bounce", and "I'll Remember April". And more by Sonny Criss and Wardell Gray, Art Pepper and Hampton Hawes, and Helen Humes and Dexter Gordon. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousChristmas Collection (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, 1960s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
One of our favorite collections of Holiday jazz tunes ever – featuring tracks mostly pulled from the Prestige Records vaults of the 60s, including some really heavy-hitting soul jazz numbers and a few rare singles! The set list is more than enough to sell this one to any fan of Christmas jazz – so we'll just let you know that the tunes include "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Paul Bley, distinct takes on "The Christmas Song" by Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Dexter Gordon, "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" and "Merry Christmas Baby" by Don Patterson, and "Winter Wonderland" by Red Garland, "White Christmas" by Bobby Timmons and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive – on RTI pressed red holiday vinyl!)

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VariousJingle Bell Jazz (plus God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen) ... CD
Columbia, 1962/1981. Used ... $2.99
The best album of Christmas jazz you could ever buy! Why? Well, the record's totally hip – with way more going on than just the usual jazz versions of Christmas carols. But unlike other hip Christmas albums, this one also never loses the feeling of the season – and although the work is a bit more challenging than usual for a holiday album, it also always swings, and in a very festive style! This CD mixes together music from both the original Jingle Bell Jazz album and the classic God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen album from the 70s – but leaves off some tracks from the former to make room for the latter. Titles include "Deck The Halls" by Herbie Hancock, "Blue Xmas" by Bob Dorough and Miles Davis, "Jingle Bells" by Duke Ellington, "We Three Kings" by Wynton Marsalis, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Paquito D'Rivera, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Dexter Gordon, "White Christmas" by Lionel Hampton, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by McCoy Tyner, and "Deck Us All With Boston Charlie" by Lambert Hendricks & Ross. CD

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VariousMr Santa's Boogie – Classic R&B/Blues Christmas Cuts 1949 to 1953 ... CD
Contrast, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A Christmas collection, postwar-style – served up here in a mix of vintage singles that include rare doo wop, jazz, and blues-based recordings! This series is a totally great one – we love all the titles in the collection – and like the rest, this volume features a stellar choice of cuts that really go beyond the obvious, while still keeping the Christmas spirit alive and well! In other words, these aren't just obscure tunes that might not get things right – they're very well-selected selections that really balance out the best sort of Holiday moods for the season. Titles include "Christmas Blues" by Larry Darnell, "I Need A Man" by Thelma Cooper, "Far Away Blues" by Johnny Otis, "Lonesome Christmas (part 1)" by Lowell Fulson, "All I Want For Christmas" by The Larks, "Hello Santa Claus" by Cecil Gant, "No Room At The In" by The Fairfield Four, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Sonny Parker, "Jingle Jangle Jump" by Gladys Bentley with Dexter Gordon, "Christmas Boogie" by Sugar Chile Robinson, and "It's Christmas Time" by The Five Keys. CD

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VariousSwing Time Christmas ... CD
Tuff City/Swingtime, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
A pretty hip collection of older R&B Christmas tunes – including some old favorites that were quite big in the 50s! This set's a wonderful compilation of LA-based Holiday tunes – and feature some singles you'll recognize as Christmas standards, plus some lesser-known numbers that are every bit as great. Titles include "Sleigh Ride" by Lloyd Glenn, "How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Christmas Date Boogie" by Big Joe Turner, "Merry Christmas Baby" by Charles Brown, "Christmas Party Shuffle" by Lowell Fulson, "It's Christmas Time Once Again" by Cecil Gant, "Christmas Eve Baby" by Johnny Moore's 3 Blazers, and "Jingle Jangle Jump" by Dexter Gordon. 16 tracks in all. CD

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VariousYule Struttin – A Blue Note Christmas ... CD
Blue Note, 1990. Used ... $3.99
A relatively recent effort, as far as the Holiday history books go – but a surprisingly nice set that's turned out to be one of the few enduring modern Christmas albums! The strength of the set is its simplicity – a non-gimmicky presentation of Holiday standards, played by some of the bigger Blue Note artists of the late 80s. A few tracks sound a bit dated, but overall, there's a nice jazz component that keeps the set working nicely – supported by one or two older numbers amidst the new material. Titles include "Vauncing Chimes" by Bobby Watson, "The Christmas Song" by Lou Rawls, "A Merrier Christmas" by Benny Green, "Jingle Bells" by Count Basie, "I'll Be Home For Christmas/Sleigh Ride" by Eliane Elias, "Little Drummer Boy" by Rick Margitza, and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Dexter Gordon. CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockTakin' Off (non RVG edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)
Also available Takin' Off ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. Used ... 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". CD
(Booklet has a promo stamp on the back cover, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousGod Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – one of the best Christmas jazz albums you'll ever hope to find! The set features 70s tunes that are much more expansive than the work on Columbia's previous best-selling jazz Holiday CD – Jingle Bell Jazz – played by an assortment of the label's strongest players at the end of the 70s. This means that there's more focus on the solos than the melodies sometimes – but that's ok with us, as we like to hear these tunes open up! Titles include "The Christmas Song" by Arthur Blythe, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Dexter Gordon, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by McCoy Tyner, "Our Little Town" by The Heath Brothers, and "We Three Kings" by Wynton Marsalis. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... LP
Savoy, 1945/1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barney WilenLive In Tokyo 1991 ... CD
Elemental, 1991. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Marvelous late work from tenorist Barney Wilen – the French reedman who first rose to fame in the late 50s, with crucial recordings with Miles Davis and Art Blakey – then really faded from view for most of the next few decades, before making a fantastic late life comeback, with a sound that was even better than before! We love all of the later Barney Wilen records a great deal, but we especially love his work in a live setting – as over the years, Wilen developed this tremendous ability to really stretch out on a solo, and still remain creative – hitting a level that matches the talents of tenor giants like Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin, save for the fact that Barney could also play soprano sax, which he does here, in addition to some of the tenor tunes. The group's a tight quartet – with superb work from pianist Olivier Hutman, who also plays some electric piano in addition to acoustic, plus Gilles Naturel on bass and Peter Gritz on drums. All material is issued here for the first time ever – and titles include "Beautiful Love", "L'Ame Des Poetes", "Little Lu", "Mon Blouson", "Besame Mucho", "Goodbye", "No Problem", "Latin Alley", "Bass Blues", "Doxy", "Old Folks", and "How Deep Is The Ocean". CD

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✨✧ Barney WilenLive In Tokyo 1991 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elemental, 1991. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Marvelous late work from tenorist Barney Wilen – the French reedman who first rose to fame in the late 50s, with crucial recordings with Miles Davis and Art Blakey – then really faded from view for most of the next few decades, before making a fantastic late life comeback, with a sound that was even better than before! We love all of the later Barney Wilen records a great deal, but we especially love his work in a live setting – as over the years, Wilen developed this tremendous ability to really stretch out on a solo, and still remain creative – hitting a level that matches the talents of tenor giants like Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin, save for the fact that Barney could also play soprano sax, which he does here, in addition to some of the tenor tunes. The group's a tight quartet – with superb work from pianist Olivier Hutman, who also plays some electric piano in addition to acoustic, plus Gilles Naturel on bass and Peter Gritz on drums. All material is issued here for the first time ever – and titles include "Beautiful Love", "L'Ame Des Poetes", "Old Folks", and "How Deep Is The Ocean". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBlue Giant Vs Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A cool Japanese-only collection of tracks from the classic hardbop years of Blue Note Records – one that features 2CDs' worth of well-chosen material, plus a mini manga-styled set of notes in the booklet! The music alone is worth the price of admission – key classics that helped really push Blue Note forward as the premiere jazz label at the end of the 50s, with a great run into the 60s as well – almost all small combo material with some of the best players on the label! Titles include "The Way You Look Tonight" by Johnny Griffin, "Sister Sadie" by Horace Silver, "We Six" by Paul Chambers, "Night In Tunisia" by Bud Powell, "S'Wonderful" by Jutta Hipp, "With A Song In My Heart" by Sonny Clark, "Lover Come Back To Me" by Donald Byrd, "Come Rain Or Come Shine" by Art Blakey, "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" by Sonny Rollins, "Bag's Groove" by Milt Jackson, "Midnight Blue" by Kenny Burrell, "The Sidewinder" by Lee Morgan, "Watermelon Man" by Herbie Hancock, "Cheese Cake" by Dexter Gordon, "Blues On The Corner" by McCoy Tyner, "Love For Sale" by Cannonball Adderley, and "Cherokee" by Clifford Brown. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousChristmas Collection ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
10 songs from Dexter Gordon, Bill Smith Quartet, Paul Bley Trio, Don Patterson, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Gene Ammons & Bobby Timmons. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ronnie CuberStraight Street ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A searing session of hardbop – of the sort that baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber hardly got to cut in his early days as a leader – but which has really been his strong calling card in more recent decades! We love Cuber in a mode like this – and the tracks are all quite long, and very open – with a quality that's similar to some of the live material he's done for the Steeplechase label – marked with the same sort of fluid, inventively-blown solos throughout! Ronnie gets plenty of time in the lead – as you might find on a Dexter Gordon 70s session for the label – but the rest of the group is great too, and features George Colligan on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums. Titles include "Mile's Mode", "Gloria's Steps", "Summertime", "Spiral", "Straight Street", and "Battery Blues". CD

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✨✧ Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... LP
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ VariousCosmic Forest – The Spiritual Sounds Of MPS ... CD
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic trip through the farther reaches of the MPS/Saba Records label – headed up here by the great Nicola Conte – who's taken plenty of inspiration from these tunes in his own music as well! As you'd guess by the title, there's a spiritual jazz approach going on here – but the sound is a bit different than you'd know from the American generation of Coltrane and Impulse Records – a bit more globally-expansive, and criss-crossed with a variety of styles – part of the very open-minded approach that always made MPS so great! There's a number of tracks here that blend jazz and elements from other cultures – but never in a style that's hokey at all – and most numbers on the set are nice and long, and very groovy. Titles include "Maiden Voyage" by Third Wave, "Burungkaka Tua" by Tony Scott & The Indonesian All-Stars, "Soledad De Murcia" by Michael Naura Quartet, "Shelda" by Smoke, "Djerbi" by George Grunts, "Yaad" by Mathar Trio with Manfred Schoof & Barney Wilen, "Never Let It End" by Albert Mangelsdorff, "Raga Jeeva Swara" by Dave Pike Set, "Revelation" by Hannibal & The Sunrise Orchestra, "El Babaku" by El Babaku, "Timbales Calientes" by The MPS Rhythm Combination & Brass, "Evolution" by Nathan Davis, and "A Day In Vienna" by Dexter Gordon & Slide Hampton. CD
 
 
 



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