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Rosemary Clooney with Duke EllingtonBlue Rose ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $5.99
Fantastic stuff, and proof that Rosemary Clooney was always one heck of a great singer – with strengths in jazz that you didn't always hear in her pop work! As you'd guess from the cover, Duke Ellington's leading the group on the album – and most of the tracks here are older Ellington standards, reworked with bold vocal lines from Clooney – in a way that's right up there with any of the usual singers with Ellington's band! Players include Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney – and titles include "I'm Checkin Out", "Mood Indigo", "Blue Rose", "Grievin", "Hey Baby", and "Passion Flower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Duke EllingtonBlanton Webster Band (3CD set) ... CD
Bluebird, 1940/1941/1942. Used 3 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Blanton Webster Band (4LP Box Set) ... LP 24.99

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Duke EllingtonBlanton Webster Band (4LP Box Set) ... LP
Bluebird, 1940/1941/1942. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet, which is bent. Box is in nice shape.)
Also available Blanton Webster Band (3CD set) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlue Light ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Subtitled "jazz for that relaxed mood", this is actually a great compilation of early work by Ellington's group – recorded for Columbia during the years 1934 to 1939. Somehow, the tracks still end up sounding 30 years ahead of their time – far stronger than most any early 50s big band set might hope to. Recording quality is excellent, and the whole thing's awash in richly chromatic waves of sound. Titles include "Pyramid", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Tough Truckin", "No Greater Love", and "Finesse". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small center split on the top seam.)

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Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – December 1947 ... LP
Prestige, 1947. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – January 1943 ... CD
Prestige, 1943. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
Recorded in January of 1943 – with Ellington on piano, Ray Nance on trumpet and violin, Rex Stewart and Harold Baker on trumpets, Juan Tizol and Lawrence Brown on trombones, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Ben Webster on tenor. CD

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Presents ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good- ... $8.99
An excellent and oft-overlooked 50s session from Duke – recorded in Chicago as a one-off for the Bethlehem label, and done with a lush, rich sound that's really tremendous! The group's nicely restrained and very moody – playing here in a mellow late nite mode that offers a good focus on the best horn soloists in the group, yet which also really hangs together perfectly from the slow-moving and eerie tone of the rest of the group. Jimmy Grissom sings a bit on the set, and other players include Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Cat Anderson, and Ray Nance – on tracks that include "Day Dream", "Blues", "Frustration", "My Funny Valentine", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session ... CD
Wounded Bird, 1963. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet has some underlining in pen.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke's Mixture (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good ... $6.99
Duke's Mixture is more of a collection – or "mixture" – of other work than anything else – an assortment of tunes recorded during different sessions, all brought together for release as a 10" in 1955. Titles include "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "The Hawk Talks", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "The Mooche", and "VIPs Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Jazz Party In Stereo ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very nice work from one of Ellington's revival periods – when he was signed to Columbia in the late 50s, and recording some of the best work of his career. This set moves past the modernism of some of Duke's other sessions at the time, and offers a more straight-ahead set in true "jazz party" tradition. Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on a few tracks, and Duke's band features Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Jimmy Woode, and a guest appearance by Dizzy Gillespie. Tracks include "Ready Go", "Red Garter", "Malletoba Spank", "UMMG", and "Tymperturbably Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonFestival Session ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Duke Ellington in fine fine form – working here in a selection of tunes played at jazz festivals in 1959 – a very good year for the Ellington Orchestra! The styles here are a mix of older Duke modes and some of the more sophisticated modernism of his late 50s years – and performances are often long and open-ended, with just the sort of spontaneous energy the Ellington organization offered to live crowds of the time. Titles include the extended "Idiom 59", plus "Launching Pad", "Perdido", "Duel Fuel", "Copout Extension", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on all seams, light surface wear, and a name in marker.)

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Duke EllingtonFirst Annual Tour Of The Pacific Northwest – Spring 1952 ... LP
Folkways, 1952. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s red label pressing, with insert. Box has a split corner at the bottom right, in nice shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIndigos ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Duke Ellington's best albums of the 50s – a well-conceived session of dark moody tracks that revisits a few old favorites, hits a few standards, and offers a new gem that's right up there with the classics! The "indigos" title is taken very seriously here – as the album's awash in blue tones and darker hues – a bit Kenton in inspiration, but carried off with a lot more intimacy and sense of soul throughout. The group by this point is completely mature – and old bandmates like Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Cat Anderson and Ray Nance on trumpets, and Jimmy Woode on bass all fit together perfectly under Ellington's direction. Titles include Duke's great "The Sky Fell Down", plus "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Dancing In The Dark", "Where Or When", and "Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Duke EllingtonInferno! ... LP
Vernon, 1940s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonMusic Is My Mistress ... CD
Musical Heritage Society, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonNew Orleans Suite ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Portrait Of Mahalia Jackson", "Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies", "Second Line", "Portrait Of Wellman Bruad", and "Thanks For The Beautiful Land On The Delta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Duke Ellington at Newport and in the studio – in a set of tracks recorded both live and away from the concert – but with a really unified feel overall! Duke's group here is in fine fine form – with key late 50s players who include Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, and Cootie Williams, Clark Terry, and Cat Anderson on trumpets – plus a guest appearance by Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax! A few tunes stretch out nicely with that mix of complicated modernism and all-out swing that Duke was bringing to the table at the time – and although initially aimed at the popular festival crowd of the time, the album's got more than enough depth to please fans of his other 50s classics on Columbia. Titles include "Juniflip", "El Gato", "Just Scratchin The Surface", "Princes Blue", "Multicolored Blue", "Happy Reunion", and "Jazz Festival Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Duke EllingtonPremiered By Ellington (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
Titles include Ellington versions of "Stormy Weather", "Stardust", "Liza", "Three Little Words", "Cocktails For Two", and "My Old Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonRecollections Of The Big Band Era ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with vintage shop stickers.)

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Duke EllingtonThird Sacred Concert – The Majesty Of God As Performed In Westminster Abbey ... LP
RCA, 1973. Sealed ... $3.99
Recorded in Westminster Abbey, wiuth some really fantastic sound – and guest vocals from Alice Babs! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonThree Little Words/Ring Dem Bells ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1930. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Vocals by The Rhythm Boys. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Duke EllingtonWorld Of Duke Ellington Vol 3 ... LP
Columbia, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Duke Ellington & His OrchestraMasterpieces By Ellington (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1950. Used ... $2.99
True masterpieces from Duke Ellington – some of his greatest compositions, presented here in an early Columbia LP that offers up "uncut concert arrangements" – clearly grooming a new side of Duke for the long-playing audience! The recordings were made in 1950, with players who include Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonzalves on saxes, Ray Nance and Cat Anderson on trumpets, and Tyree Glenn and Quentin Jackson on trombones. The tracks include "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "The Tattooed Bride" and "Solitude". Includes 3 bonus tracks – shorter numbers, but great ones – "Vagabonds", "Smada", and "Rock Skippin At The Blue Note". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBack To Back ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Duke Ellington makes a rare Verve appearance on this classic album – and works strongly in the mode of earlier sides recorded for the label by Johnny Hodges! There's a relaxed, small group feel going on here – one that's a bit different than some of the tighter Ellington work on Columbia during the 50s, and which almost paves the way for some of the more intimate piano sides that Duke would record during the 60s. In a way, Hodges is almost at the lead – given how comfortable he is here in a Verve setting – and other players include Harry Edison on trumpet, Les Spann on guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. The real charm, as always, is Hodges' solos, lean, mean, raspy, and soulful – and titles include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 90s Classic 180 gram pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington feat Ray NanceJust Squeeze Me/Swamp Fire ... 78 RPM
RCA, 1946. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original RCA Victor Records sleeve!)

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Duke Ellington with Coleman Hawkins & John ColtranGreat Tenor Encounters (Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins/Duke Ellington & John Coltrane) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
2 great 60s sessions from Duke Ellington – both with a key tenorist! First up is Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins – the meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Aaron Bell – but Coleman Hawkins gets plenty of space as the main soloist on each number, alongside Duke, who also solos strongly on piano! As with most later records by the players, the writing is great – with a lot more dark moments than you'd expect – and titles include "The Rictic", "You Dirty Dog", "Limbo Jazz", "Wanderlust", and "Self Portrait Of The Bean". Next is Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – a seminal meeting of the old and new generations of jazz in the 60s – put together in perfect Impulse fashion! At some level, this is actually an early 60s John Coltrane Quartet album – with Duke Ellington sitting in for McCoy Tyner on piano, as that's the lineup on about half of the album – tracks that feature Coltrane on tenor, Elvin Jones on drums, and Jimmy Garrison on bass, all working with Ellington on the keys. On other titles, though, the album features Coltrane playing with a Duke-ish trio that has Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums – slightly less modern, but with a nice sense of depth throughout! Overall, the the record does a great job of balancing between the best talents of both players – and titles include "Big Nick", "The Feeling Of Jazz", "Take The Coltrane", and "My Little Brown Book". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington/Billy StrayhornCaravan ... LP
Prestige, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Three different sets of Duke Ellington spinoff sessions – most issued by the small Mercer Records label, and brought together here with excellent notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & Duke EllingtonFrancis A & Edward K ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Titles include "Follow Me"," Sunny", "All I Need Is You Girl", "I Like The Sunrise", and "Yellow Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonCapitol Jazz Classics Vol 12 – Piano Reflections ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Obscure small group work from Duke Ellington – trio sides recorded in 1953! Titles include "Janet", "B Sharp Blues", "Night Time", "Dancers In Love", "Kinda Dukish", and "Retrospection". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington (aka Duke Ellington Plays) (Ultraphonic) ... LP
Ultraphonic/Allegro, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – His Piano & His Orchestra At The Bal Masque ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Duke's standout sides for Columbia during the late 50s wealth of new recordings – a live set recorded at Miami's Bal Masque nightclub. The arrangements are sophisticated, and Duke's piano is hitting that darkly-tinged later style – but the focus is also on danceable arrangements, letting the crowds sway and swing to the group's warmly chromatic orchestrations. Titles include "Got A Date With An Angel", "Satan Takes A Holiday", "Satin Doll", "Lady In Red", "Donkey Serenade", and "Laugh Clown Laugh". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Vol 2 – The Early Years ... LP
Everest, 1946. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Titles include "Jeep's Blues", "Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue", and "Newport Jazz Festival Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Era 1927 to 1940 – Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra Volume 1 (3LP box set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing, including the booklet.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Era 1927 to 1940 – Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra Volume 2 (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent 60s collection of early Ellington material – presented here with great notes too! LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound mono pressing, including booklet.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonFlying Home ... CD
Candid, 1952. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Duke is on the air – Flying Home here with some early 50s appearances at Chicago's Blue Note – originally broadcast by NBC! Prime early 50s Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – performing popular material from the time as well as some great versions of lesser remembered compositions. This 1953 formation of the group features Clark Terry, Ray Nace and more trumpets, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman and Juan Tizol on trombones, the great Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton and more saxes, Wendell Marshall on bass and Louie Bellson on drums. Titles include "Take The 'A' Train", "Bensonality", "VIP's Boogie", "Just Sittin' And A Rockin'", "Sophisticated Lady", "Ting-A-Ling", "Mood Indigo", "Flying Home", "Jam With Sam", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" and more. 18 in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIn A Mellotone ... LP
RCA, Early 40s/1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 50s LP that showcases Duke's early 40s sides for the Bluebird/Victor label – including early versions of formative compositions, featuring players like Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, and Ray Nance. Titles include "Take The A Train", "Portrait Of Bert Williams", "Rumpus In Richmond", "Rocks In My Bed", "Sepia Panorama", "Flaming Sword", "Perdido", and "Blue Serge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonSymphonic Ellington ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – and key proof that Ellington was growing even more in the 60s than he had a decade before! Duke's working here with a core orchestra of his own, plus a huge amount of added players from orchestras in Paris, Hamburg, Stockholm, and Milan – all working together in a sound that's symphonic, but still pretty darn jazzy – and which comes off with a lightness that you'd hardly ever expect. There's a depth to the record that's undeniable – especially on the horn solos by Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Jimmy Hamilton – which snake through the larger orchestrations with a sinister edge that really blows us away. The whole thing's a tremendous thrill – the kind of record that's filled with delights that we never expected, and which appeals to us on so many different levels. Titles include the 3-part suite "Night Creature", plus "Non-Violent Integration", "Harlem", and "La Scala She Too Pretty To Be Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono tri-color label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! CD features bonus tracks and 24 bit remastering! CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Louis ArmstrongParis Blues – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've always loved Duke Ellington's soundtracks, and this is one of his best! The score is a moody introspective one, written for a 1961 film that starred Paul Newman as a frustrated jazz musician living in Paris. The "Paris Blues" theme is a dark, somber composition that is supposedly Newman's masterpiece as a jazz writer – and it works beautifully with the film's themes of frustration and unfulfilled desire. Ellington's at his best here, and apart from the main theme, the score also has great versions of classics like "Mood Indigo" and "Take The A Train", plus originals like "Nite", "Wild Man Moore", "Guitar Amour", and "Paris Stairs". Also features Louis Armstrong on one track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington70th Birthday Concert ... LP
Solid State, 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Black Swan", "Azure", "In Triplicate", "Fifi", "Black Butterfly", "El Gato", "BP", and "4:30 Blues" – plus a speech by Duke at the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonAnd His Mother Called Him Bill ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A nicely understated session that was recorded in honor of Billy Strayhorn – who'd passed away a few months before the recording. The set features all classic Strayhorn compositions – played in new versions by Duke and a group that includes Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Aaron Bell, and Jimmy Hamilton. The recording quality is great, and the sound of the album really makes old classics sparkle nicely once again! Titles include "UMMG", "Blood Count", "Boo Dah", "Rain Check", "Day Dream", "All Day Long", and "Lotus Blossom", done in a haunting solo piano version by Duke! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonCarnegie Hall Concerts – January 1946 ... LP
Prestige, 1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Aaron Bell – but Coleman Hawkins gets plenty of space as the main soloist on each number, alongside Duke, who also solos strongly on piano! As with most later records by the players, the writing is great – with a lot more dark moments than you'd expect – and titles include "The Rictic", "You Dirty Dog", "Limbo Jazz", "Wanderlust", and "Self Portrait Of The Bean". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove.)

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✨✧ Alice Babs & Duke EllingtonSerenade To Sweden ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful and rare recording – both for singer Alice Babs, and Duke Ellington himself! The session was cut in Paris in 1963 – and it's a moody, intimate album that features Duke backing up Alice with arrangements that are quieter and more subtle than those used with most other Ellington-related singers. Alice is extremely great on the set – and often sings in weird wordless vocals – not really scatting, but more of a horn based-style that's very icy and cool. The whole thing's great – much greater even than the sum of its two famous parts – and titles include "Serenade To Sweden", "Stoona", "La De Doody Doo", "Strange Visitor", "Come Sunday", "Babsie", and "Untitled Lullaby". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington The Centennial Edition – The Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927 to 1973 (24CD box set) ... CD
RCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 24CD & Book ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful package with a 125 page book. CD
(Out of print. A beautiful package with original box, book and individual CD sleeves! Box has some light water staining on the bottom of the cover but is otherwise in great shape!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIn The Uncommon Market ... CD
Pablo, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic testament of the live genius of Duke Ellington – material recorded from a few different 60s shows recorded in Europe – woven together to make an album that's every bit as magical as some of the Duke's famous studio sides from the 40s and the 50s! The choice of tunes is great – some less-familiar Ellington compositions, highlighted by that fantastic blend of modernism and swing that the group was developing strongly from the mid 50s onwards – even more so than in previous years, with a maturation in both the leader and group members that made whole new heights of colorful expression possible! Players include Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney on saxes – and Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, and Cootie Williams on trumpets – on titles that include "Bula", "Silk Lace", "Star Crossed Lovers", "ESP", "Guitar Amour", "Kinda Dukish", and two takes on "The Shepherd", which was done for a film about Jean Miro! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! CD features bonus tracks! CD

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Alan CohenDuke Ellington's Black, Brown, & Beige ... LP
Monmouth Evergreen, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A really inventive reading of Duke Ellington's famous suite – done with a hip early 70s British jazz spin, in a performance that features Norma Winstone on the vocal tunes – plus other work in the group from Kenny Wheeler and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Henry Lowther on trumpet and violin, Alan Skidmore and Art Themen on reeds, and Mike Gibbs and Chris Pyne on trombones! Titles include "West Indian Dance", "Come Sunday", "Work Song", "The Blues", and "In One Movement". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Milt Jackson/Ray Brown/Mickey Roker/Joe PassAll Too Soon – Quadrant Toasts Duke Ellington ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1980. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Disc has some light marks but plays fine.)

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James NewtonAfrican Flower – The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn ... CD
Blue Note, 1986. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sarah VaughanDuke Ellington Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Sarah Vaughan takes on the work of Duke Ellington – almost presented here in a style that's similar to some of the Songbook albums on Verve from the 50s! Billy Byers handles most of the arrangements here – especially on the larger group numbers – but some tracks are also in a small combo mode, and are often the most interesting, because Sarah opens up with a looser feel than on some of the more "respectful" big group tracks. Titles on this first volume include "In A Sentimental Mood", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "I'm Just A Lucky So & So", "Solitude", "Day Dream", "Lush Life", "All Too Soon", and "In A Mellow Tone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Sarah VaughanDuke Ellington Songbook Vol 2 ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Sarah Vaughan takes on the work of Duke Ellington – almost presented here in a style that's similar to some of the Songbook albums on Verve from the 50s! Billy Byers handles most of the arrangements here – especially on the larger group numbers – but some tracks are also in a small combo mode, and are often the most interesting, because Sarah opens up with a looser feel than on some of the more "respectful" big group tracks. Titles on this second volume include "Black Butterfly", "Chelsea Bridge", "What Am I Here For", "Tonight I Shall Sleep", "Mood Indigo", "Everything But You", and "Rocks In My Bed". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rodney WhitakerAll Too Soon – The Music Of Duke Ellington ... CD
Origin, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A very fresh take on the songs of Duke Ellington – presented here by bassist Rodney Whitaker, with a tight combo sound that resonates strongly with his other great records! The tunes are definitely Duke's, but the presentation is pure Whitaker – hip, soulful, and reworked with nicely contemporary elements – played by a strong lineup that features Michael Dease on trombone, Brian Lynch on trumpet, Diego Rivera on tenor, Richard Roe on piano, and Karriem Riggins on drums – plus vocals from Rockelle Whitaker at a few points too. It's nice to have the bass up in the lead on some of these tunes – and titles include "Cotton Tail", "All Too Soon", "Perdido", "Come Sunday", "Azure", "Caravan", "Harlem Air Shaft", and "Take The A Train". CD

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✨✧ Earl HinesEarl Hines Plays Duke Ellington ... CD
New World, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rodney WhitakerAll Too Soon – The Music Of Duke Ellington ... CD
Origin, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very fresh take on the songs of Duke Ellington – presented here by bassist Rodney Whitaker, with a tight combo sound that resonates strongly with his other great records! The tunes are definitely Duke's, but the presentation is pure Whitaker – hip, soulful, and reworked with nicely contemporary elements – played by a strong lineup that features Michael Dease on trombone, Brian Lynch on trumpet, Diego Rivera on tenor, Richard Roe on piano, and Karriem Riggins on drums – plus vocals from Rockelle Whitaker at a few points too. It's nice to have the bass up in the lead on some of these tunes – and titles include "Cotton Tail", "All Too Soon", "Perdido", "Come Sunday", "Azure", "Caravan", "Harlem Air Shaft", and "Take The A Train". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available All Too Soon – The Music Of Duke Ellington ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Terry TeachoutDuke – A Life Of Duke Ellington ... Book
Gotham, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Terry Teachout gave us a wonderfully well-done biography of Louis Armstrong – and he follows suit here with an equally great volume on Duke Ellington – one that does an excellent job of balancing between biographical details and an understanding of his music! Teachout doesn't just focus on the oft-covered early years of Duke's music, but also vividly illustrates the changes and complexities of both the sounds and the artist during the postwar years – especially during the last decade or two of Ellington's life, which is some of our favorite work. The softcover book is almost 500 pages long, and includes a wealth of compelling source information too! Book

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✨✧ Milt Jackson/Ray Brown/Mickey Roker/Joe PassAll Too Soon – Quadrant Toasts Duke Ellington ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Bill Berry & His Ellington All StarsFor Duke ... LP
Real Time, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $43.99
A famous direct to disc session – as famous for its overall sound, as for the music by the players! Features Bill Berry on cornet, Ray Brown on bass, Scott Hamilton on tenor, Marshal Royal on alto, Britt Woodman on trombone, Nat Pierce on piano, and Frankie Capp on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Real Time/MK. Cover has light wear.)
 
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Art FarmerTo Duke With Love ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A pretty sweet 70s set from Art Farmer – ostensibly a tribute to Duke Ellington, but really more of a gently soulful session in the mode of Art's best work of the decade! The group is the Cedar Walton trio with Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all matching Art's lyrical work beautifully, in a soulfully swinging way that transforms familiar Ellington numbers into new vehicles for creative expression. Farmer's at the height of his powers, and tracks include "Love You Madly", "Lush Life", "In A Sentimental Mood", and "The Star Crossed Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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Al HaigDuke N Bird ... CD
East Wind/Test Of Time, 1976. Used ... $11.99
The title's an apt one – as the record features one side of Duke Ellington compositions, and one side of Charlie Parker tunes – all played by bop legend Al Haig in an intimate solo setting! The obscure date is one of Haig's most personal sessions ever – a record that has even more sensitivity than some of his earlier classics, and which shows a surprisingly deep side of his talents in these later years. There's a subtle sort of charm that marks the Japanese origins of the set – and titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Lover Man", "I Remember You", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Also available Duke N Bird ... LP 28.99

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Al HaigDuke N Bird ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... $28.99
The title's an apt one – as the record features one side of Duke Ellington compositions, and one side of Charlie Parker tunes – all played by bop legend Al Haig in an intimate solo setting! The obscure date is one of Haig's most personal sessions ever – a record that has even more sensitivity than some of his earlier classics, and which shows a surprisingly deep side of his talents in these later years. There's a subtle sort of charm that marks the Japanese origins of the set – and titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Lover Man", "I Remember You", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Prelude To A Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)
Also available Duke N Bird ... CD 11.99

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Johnny HodgesUsed To Be Duke ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
OK, so the title's a bit misleading – as Hodges never used to be "Duke", just played with him – but the record's a great one – really sharp set of standards from the mid 50s, played with a tightly moving focus! The small group settings includes Ellingtonians, plus the unlikely addition of John Coltrane on tenor on a few tracks. Hodges' tone is tremendous, as always – and the record sparkles on both the more uptempo and the more measured numbers, with titles that include the Hodges originals "Used to be Duke and "Sweet As Bear Meat", Ellington's "Warm Valley", plus "Madam Butterfly", and "Sweet Lorraine", "Time On My Hand"s", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "Poor Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Joya SherrillJoya Sherrill Sings Duke ... LP
20th Century, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the best recordings we've heard from Joya Sherrill – a set that has her taking on the music of Duke Ellington, but handling things with a cool sort of 60s feel! The arrangements are nice and lean – handled by Mercer Ellington, and featuring players who include Cootie Williams on trumpet, Ray Nance on cornet, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – all working with Joya in formations that are much more small combo than the usual Ellington mode. Sherrill's vocals sparkle nicely in the setting – with a sense of poise and class that updates the older themes nicely. Titles include "Day Dreams", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Kissing Bug", "Mood Indigo", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Sophisticated Lady", "Duke's Place", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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McCoy TynerMcCoy Tyner Plays Ellington (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1964. Used ... $4.99
Mc Coy plays Duke, with surprisingly great results – thanks to an expanded trio format that features lots of additional percussion! McCoy's on piano, working alongside Coltrane bandmates Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – but the real charm of the record comes from Willie Rodriguez and Johnny Pacheco, who add in extra percussion to most numbers, and really complicate the rhythms nicely! The tracks are way more than simple Ellington tribute numbers, and the fresher rhythms really liven things up tremendously – giving the record a soulful swing that we wouldn't expect from either Tyner or Duke! Titles include "Mr Gentle & Mr Cool", "Gypsy Without A Song", "Duke's Place", "Caravan", and "Searchin". Includes 3 bonus tracks "It Don't Mean A Thing", "I Got It Bad", "Gypsy Without A Song (alternate)". CD
(Out of print, sticker remnant over digipack barcode.)

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✨✧ Clark TerryMemories Of Duke ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Less of a standard Duke Ellington tribute than you might expect – as trumpeter Clark Terry works here in some wonderfully loose formation – on tunes that are more of an extrapolation of Ellington ideals than simple copycat versions! The lineup features some especially great piano from Jack Wilson and guitar from Joe Pass – both players who work with a relatively airy tone here, which suits Terry's muted horn well. Other players include Ray Brown on bass and Frank Severino on drums – and titles include "Echoes Of Harlem", "Passion Flower", "Sophisticated Lady", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", and "Come Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 1 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone else we can think of – maybe a jazz ensemble at the core, but one that's keenly aware of soul, funk, and hip hop – and not afraid to allow any of those elements equal play in their music – almost as if Duke Ellington grew up in the 90s, listening to electric Miles Davis, Tribe Called Quest, and Curtis Mayfield – then found a way to expand larger musical ideas based on influences that diverse. Greg Tate founded the group, and directs with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson – and this series of three CDs is dedicated to bringing back some of the group's best work, much of which has gone out of print in recent years. Guests on this first album include Matana Roberts and Capt Kirk Douglas – and titles include "Mazzafrique", "If There's A Hell Below", "Sandpiper", "Kirk Bit My Hand", "Crazy In The Dark", "The Crepescularium", "Wretched Of The Earth Page 88", and "4.29.92". CD

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 2 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone else we can think of – maybe a jazz ensemble at the core, but one that's keenly aware of soul, funk, and hip hop – and not afraid to allow any of those elements equal play in their music – almost as if Duke Ellington grew up in the 90s, listening to electric Miles Davis, Tribe Called Quest, and Curtis Mayfield – then found a way to expand larger musical ideas based on influences that diverse. Greg Tate founded the group, and directs with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson – and this series of three CDs is dedicated to bringing back some of the group's best work, much of which has gone out of print in recent years. Guests on this second album include JS Williams and Abby Dobson – and titles include "Jungle Fauvre", "Funky Rich Medina", "Driva Man", "All Fall Down", "Night In Tunisia Sorta", "Screamin Arthur Jafa", "Held In Faith", "That Bent Arc Be Slow", and "Somebody To Love You". CD

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 3 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone else we can think of – maybe a jazz ensemble at the core, but one that's keenly aware of soul, funk, and hip hop – and not afraid to allow any of those elements equal play in their music – almost as if Duke Ellington grew up in the 90s, listening to electric Miles Davis, Tribe Called Quest, and Curtis Mayfield – then found a way to expand larger musical ideas based on influences that diverse. Greg Tate founded the group, and directs with bassist Jared Michael Nickerson – and this series of three CDs is dedicated to bringing back some of the group's best work, much of which has gone out of print in recent years. Guests on this third volume include Vijay Iyer, Matana Roberts, Anti-Pop Consortium, Jeremiah Abia, and others – and titles include "God Is Black", "Black Fros Black Gold", "Young Frankenstank", "Sleep Is The Cousin Of Def", "Mack Jarrett", "Chains & Water", "The Name Is Blunt Sonny Blount", "Spartacus Free The Slaves", and "A Blood Sample From Erroll Garner". CD

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A Alyce Claerbaut/David SchlesingerStrayhorn – An Illustrated Life (hardcover) ... Book
Bolden, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 35.00
A beautiful tribute to one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century – Duke Ellington's longtime musical partner, the mighty Billy Strayhorn! The book presents Billy's life and music in a really great format – using songs as sidebars amidst the larger text – which is then illustrated with a huge amount of beautiful oversized photos, reproductions of scores, and other great images! There's also additional sidebars on Strayhorn from jazz peers who include Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Lena Horne, and many others – and the book has this wonderfully vivid approach that really does the creative genius as much justice on the page as he's gotten on record. 196 pages, hardcover, and filled with great images! Book

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Anthony ColemanCatenary Oath ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Solo piano work from Anthony Coleman – a really wonderful side of his talents, given full exposure here on a variety of shortish tracks! The music seems to echo that way of cascading and combining tones that Coleman does so well on reeds – but mixes up occasional bursts of frenzied freedom with some more contemplative, spacious passages too – and a few straighter moments on the album's reworking of tunes by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. A really bright star in the longer catalog of Coleman's music – with titles that include "For Roscoe Mitchell", "Something To Live For", "Funeral Xylophone Music", "Catenary Oath", "For Mark Andre", and "Her Cerotic Dip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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Panama FrancisExploding Drums! ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An album of drum-heavy tracks recorded by drummer Panama Francis – who at this point could boast a long career working with jazz luminaries like Duke Ellington, Lucky Millinder, and Cab Calloway. The set's got Francis using his drums to cook up a rock-like beat on a set of instrumentals. Most of the cuts have a honking sax or other instrument up front to create that "rock and roll" groove – but the best numbers feature Francis' drums in a more unfettered setting. Titles include "Exploding Drums", "Hit The Road Jack", "Panama The Drummer Boy", and "Sticks & Stones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Label has a promo sticker. Cover has a sticker spot on back.)

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Mats GustafssonTorturing The Saxophone ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 14.99
Mats Gustafsson tortures the saxophone – but tortures it beautifully, too – in this wonderful set of solo tracks that mix tenor and live electronics, baritone and music box, and some solo baritone moments too! The title's a reference to a hilarious letter sent to Mats by Robert Crumb – who also did the lettering on the front – reproduced inside, in which Crumb says that he just really doesn't get this kind of music, or understand why anyone would want to listen to it too! Yet there's a beauty and fragility to the record that honestly make it one of Gustafsson's most compelling albums ever – especially the leadoff mix of tenor and electronics, laid out over five famous Duke Ellington numbers – all completely transformed by the process. Ellington titles include "Come Sunday", "In A Sentimental Mood", "I Never Felt This Way Before", and "Blue Goose" – and the set also features versions of the Ayler classics "Angels/Spirits" and "Ghosts" – and a 22 minute take on Lars Gullin's "Danny's Dream". CD

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Herbie HancockHarlem Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1989. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful jazz soundtrack by Herbie Hancock – recorded at the end of the 80s, a decade when Herbie was spending a lot of time on keyboards – but with a rock-solid older jazz vibe that really fits the vintage Harlem setting of the film! The music mixes larger arrangements with tighter piano tracks – the latter of which echo some of the hipper 30s styles of jazz from uptown, mixed with a few later elements of shading and tone – balanced out by larger charts at times conducted by Garnett Brown, who opens up Herbie's compositions in a really nice way. There's no players listed in the notes, but we assume that Hancock is on piano – and titles include "Dominique Seduces", "Snaggletooth Gambles", "Young Quick With Cigs", "Quick To Bed Quick To Rise", "Making A Deposit", and "Exploding Pitty Pat's". CD also features some bonus straight jazz tunes, mostly Duke Ellington numbers – including "It Don't Mean A Thing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", and "The Gal From Joe's". CD

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesCastle Rock ... LP
Verve/Norgran, 1952. Very Good+ ... $28.99
An undisputed Verve classic, and proof that Johnny Hodges could make damn good records away from Duke Ellington! The set features a number of small groupings of Ellington players – like Al Sears, Billy Strayhorn, Lawrence Brown, and others – but the sound is quite different than with the Duke – really jamming hard, with almost an R&B overtone at times – and a strong focus on the hard-edged Hodges alto sax! The classic "Castle Rock" is a wailer composed by Sears – and other tracks are all great too – including "Jeep Is Jumping", "Wham", "Sideways", "You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart", and "My Reward". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing – in nice shape!)

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Elvin JonesSoul Train ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Soulful intensity from Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine! Soul Train is of the many great originally import-only sessions that Jones cut with his Jazz Machine group during the late 70s – an ensemble who in this case featured Andrew White on alto, and Ari Brown on tenor and soprano. Like most sides of this nature by Jones, there's no piano in the group, and guitar takes its place on the driving rhythmic tracks – pushing the band to intense free fury on some of the album's more hard-hitting numbers. Excellent stuff! Titles include "Doll Of The Bride", "Heavy Hit", "Soul Train", "George & Me", and a take on Duke Ellington's "In A Sentimental Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh LawsonPrime Time ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1977. Sealed ... $16.99
A killer date as a leader for this Detroit pianist we first came to love through his recordings with Yusef Lateef – an artist who possibly never got his due as strongly as so many others to come up in the late 50s/early 60s scene – but who sparkles here with a maturity that really comes through in his music! There's a deep feel to the record that really comes through in the choice of tunes – work by Charles Mingus, Clifford Jordan, and Sonelius Smith – not to mention a few of Lawson's own great tunes – and Lawson often has a Cedar Walton-like ability to play lyrically, yet still with a soaring sort of force. The trio features great rhythm from the team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Rip Off", "The Duke Ellington Sound Of Love", "The Highest Mountain", "Blue Bones", and "The Need To Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Charles MingusMingus At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $14.99
Charles Mingus at Carnegie Hall – but playing here with relaxed and intimate feel that's not what you might expect from the staid setting! The album features 2 long tracks – both done in more of a jam session mode than any other Charles Mingus recordings we can think of. Both numbers are Ellington classics – "C Jam Blues" and "Perdido" – showcasing Mingus' late fascination with the Duke, but in a way that still preserves all of the modern inventions of his own earlier work. As on much of the best Mingus albums from the time, there's a real focus on the strengths of the soloists here – players who include Roland Kirk on tenor and stritch, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Handy on alto and tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, and Don Pullen on piano – all of whom really play with some sharp edges and bold notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Charles MingusSomething Like A Bird ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the last albums Charles Mingus ever gave us – before departing this planet way way too soon! The set shows the increasing sophistication of Mingus' music in these later years – a mode that almost echoes the path that Duke Ellington would take in his final decade – a move towards some larger-form material that still holds onto all the raw energy of the early days, but finds a way to not only bridge larger musical ideas – but musical generations as well! As part of this, the set's got a wonderful lineup – with Lee Konitz on alto, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, George Coleman on tenor, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and titles include the long title track, "Something Like A Bird", split up over 2 sides of the LP, plus "Farewell Farwell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Nate MorganRetribution, Reparation ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Great soul jazz from the LA underground! Pianist Nate Morgan plays in the tradition of McCoy Tyner and Stanley Cowell, with a swirling spiritual feel that's deeply rooted in a Love Supreme tradition. On this LP, he leads a quintet with Jesse Sharps on reeds and Danny Cortez on trumpet – and the record's filled with spiralling modal grooves that glisten with the best of the 70s soul jazz underground. The set's a great batch of original compositions by Morgan, including "UGMAAGER", "Impulse", and "Mass Madness" – and also includes versions of Herbie Hancock's "One Finger Snap" and Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday". CD

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Dannie RichmondDannie Richmond Plays Charles Mingus ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. Used ... $9.99
The music of Charles Mingus – played by a great small combo headed up by Dannie Richmond, Mingus' drummer for over 20 years! The group on the set features members from Charles' last band – and is a quintet with Ricky Ford on tenor, Jack Walrath on trumpet, Bob Neloms on piano, and Cameron Brown on bass. Tunes are taken in a gentler, and more open-handed version than used on the original recordings – a style that's a nice contrast to that of Mingus, replacing the strength of his vision with a warmth and sensitivity that makes the tunes sparkle nicely. Titles include "Fables Of Faubus", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Nostalgia In Times Square", and "Duke Ellington Sound Of Love". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Mike RichmondLa Vie En Rose ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Rich, round tones from Mike Richmond – one of the few improvising cellists we know in jazz – a musician who can pluck the instrument with all the depth of a bassist, and whose work here takes us back to classics in the tiny genre by Ron Carter, Oscar Pettiford, and Eldee Young! The setting is lean, and the cello lines are clean – really inflected with a mix of melodic and rhythmic vibes – the latter of which are underscored by deeper conventional bass work by Jay Anderson, in a quartet with Peter Zak on piano and Billy Drummond on drums! The lineup have a great way of swinging gently, as Richmond moves between plucking and bowing – on titles that include "Stranger In Paradise", "Come Sunday", "La Vie En Rose", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", and "Zingaro". CD

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✨✧ Sal SalvadorTribute To The Greats ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Very Good ... $24.99
Sal Salvador pays tributes to the jazz greats of his time – Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, and others – but also serves things up at a level that's very much his own bag too! The album's got a spare, stripped-down groove that really suits Salvador's guitar well – giving Sal plenty of room to craft these round, warm lines that are full of color and tonal depth – often with a sense of rhythm that makes things groove, even when moving slowly. The group has just the right sort of balance to fit the mood that Sal's going for – with Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, Frank Dallas on bass, and Ronnie Free on drums. Titles include "Manteca", "Ruby My Dear", "Yardbird Suite", "Cool Eyes", "Taps Miller", and "Solos For Guitar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover has a half split top seam and is lightly stained on the spine side, mostly on back, with some delamination and peeling along the spine.)

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Heinz Sauer & Bob DegenEllingtonia Revisited ... LP
L+R Records/Bellaphon (Germany), 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Way more than just a set of Duke Ellington tunes – as the songs are definitely revisited here, in a set of spare duets between Heinz Sauer on tenor and Bob Degen on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from an old sticker in one corner, but is great overall.)

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Throbbing Gristle/VariousMission Is Terminated/Nice Tracks ... LP
Nice Label/Expanded (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
A split double LP set. The Throbbing Gristle tracks are "You Don't No", "Damaru Sunrise", "Medicine For Catholic Sex (Love Song For Paula)", and "Exotic Violence Della Morte". The tracks on "Nice tracks" are "Inno D'Italia" by Confusional Quartet, "La Cote D'Azur" by XX Century Zorro, "Cali" by Marco Bertoni/Gianni Gitti, "Fade Sooner" by Skizo, "1,707,000" by Enrico Serotti, "La Storia Del West" by Monofonic Orchestra, "Tattoo" by Rats, "Stelle E Striscie" by Neon, "Hommage A Duke Ellington" by O-Zone, "Frisbee", by Cigaro, and many others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the fanzine!)

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VariousJazz – The Definitive Performances ... CD
Columbia, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams' Blue Five, Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, the Miles Davis sextet, Erroll Garner, Duke Ellington, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Branford Marsalis Trio, Wynton Marsalis & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJazz After Dark ... CD
Playboy, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used ... $5.99
Includes tracks by Monty Alexander, Duke Ellington, Gene Harris, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Scott Hamilton, Mary Stallings, Dennis Rowland, Diana Krall, Susannah McCorkle, Carol Sloane & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJazz Masters – 27 Classic Performances From The Columbia Masterpieces Series ... CD
Columbia, 1989. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Music from Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Erroll Garner, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Woody Herman, Louis Armstrong, JJ Johnson, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tubby Hayes & Paul GonsalvesChange Of Setting ... CD
Fontana/Harkit (UK), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost moment from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – a set that features a core British combo, but with the addition of Duke Ellington stalwart Paul Gonsalves on tenor and Ray Nance on trumpet and violin! The album crackles with all the soul and imagination of Tubby's other 60s classics on UK Fontana – but the presence of Gonsalves' tone really brings in something beautiful – that compressed, raspy style that he was using in the 60s, which is a wonderful contrast not just to the sound of Hayes – but also to the work of Ronnie Scott and Tony Coe, who also blow reeds in the group! Tubby himself also handles a bit of flute and vibes in addition to tenor – and the rhythm section features Terry Shannon on piano, John Lambe on bass, and Ronnie Stephenson on drums. Titles include "Change Of Setting", "Child's Fancy", "Min & Madge Blues", "Deb's Delight"," Tubby's Theme", "Speedy Gonsalves", and "Don't Fall Off The Bridge". CD

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✨✧ VariousJingle Bell Jazz ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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! Titles include "Deck The Halls" by Herbie Hancock, "Blue Xmas" by Bob Dorough and Miles Davis, "Winter Wonderland" by Chico Hamilton, "Jingle Bells" by Duke Ellington, "We Three Kings" by Paul Horn, "Deck Us All With Boston Charlie" by Lambert Hendricks & Ross, and "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree" by Marlowe Morris. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousLive From The Cotton Club ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1930s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare live material by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and others Includes rare material that includes a 1929 broadcast, a German broadcast from 1931, plus unissued takes in 1937 by The Tramp Band too. CD
(Please note that the book from the original set is not included.)

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✨✧ VariousMusic Sales Publishing Group – Catalogue Sampler (20CD set) ... CD
Music Sales Group, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 20 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Huge collection with music from Johnny Marvin, Harry Richman, Gene Austin, Louis Armstrong, Ozzie Nelson, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Patti Page, the Earls, Slim Harpo, Traffic, Bobby Bland, Dusty Springfield, Cher, Tom Jones, BT Express, El Coco, Earth Wind & fire & much more. CD
(Comes in zippered pouch.)

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✨✧ Dave BurnsDave Burns ... LP
Vanguard, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut by trumpeter Dave Burns – an excellent batch of soul jazz numbers with a comfortable easy swing that will make you wonder why he wasn't a much bigger success! Dave played trumpet briefly in the Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington groups – and at the time of this set, he was playing with Al Grey and Billy Mitchell. This album's quite different than his work with them, though – as it's a very tight, very in the pocket set of grooves that feels like the best on Blue Note or Prestige from the time. Burns' trumpet is fantastic – sounding a bit like a young Lee Morgan – and his group features a young Kenny Barron on piano, plus sharp tenor work by Herbie Morgan, a player who recorded as rarely as Burns. Titles include "Tali", "Something Easy", "CB Blues", "Rhodesian Rhapsody", and "Straight Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with deep groove! Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Paul GonsalvesBoom Jackie Boom Chick ... CD
Vocalion/Monkey Dog (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from saxophonist Paul Gonsalves – one of his rare UK sessions from the 60s, all of which show that he had a fantastic sound that went way beyond his more famous work with Duke Ellington! The style here is tight, hip, and very grooving – work by a quartet that features Gonsalves on tenor, plus Pat Smythe on piano, Kenny Napper on bass, and Ronnie Stevenson on drums – all hitting a soulful hardbop style that's very much like the best Tubby Hayes records from the time! Gonsalves' tone is incredible – with that raspy, almost flatted mode that he used with Ellington – and it really stretches out here with plenty of room for creativity, in a way that makes us wonder why nobody ever got this one issued over on our side of the Atlantic. Titles include "Boom Jackie Boom Chick", "Village Blues", "Poor Butterfly", "Blue PG", and "Taboo". CD

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✨✧ Territory Band (Ken Vandermark)Territory Band 5 – New Horse For The White House (3CD set) ... CD
Okka Disk, 2006. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The greatest album to date from Ken Vandermark's Territory Band – and a record that firmly places the group in a lineage of experimental jazz orchestrations that runs from Duke Ellington through Charles Mingus and the later work of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra! There's a strength here that goes beyond any of the group's earlier efforts – and although some numbers continue their freely improvised moments, others fall into a straighter, even more focused sound – one that's got the boldness of Mingus at its best, with lots of powerful passages that give way to even more personal solo moments. Players include Ken Vandermark, Fredrik Ljungkvist, and Dave Rempis on reeds; Axel Dorner on trumpet, Johannes Bauer on trombone, Paul Lytton and Paal Nilssen-Love on percussion, Jim Baker on piano, Kent Kessler on bass, and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello. 3CD set features 2 studio discs and 1 live radio performance – with titles that include "Fall With A Vengeance", "Untitled Fiction", "Corrosion", "Cards", and live performances of all numbers on disc 3. CD

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✨✧ VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – and instead, these are tracks that show the very deep penetration of sounds from Havana – at a level that has the rhythms emerging in soul, hardbop, R&B, and even more standard blues material! The CD divides the music up into three different CDs, each with a different theme – one that looks at rumba in jazz music, another the influence of the mambo, and the third the range of slower Cuban rhythms well into the 60s. Titles include "Dem Tambourines" by Don Wilkerson, "Cuba Doll" by Lloyd Glenn, "Summertime" by Red Saunders, "Soony Roony" by Slim Gaillard, "De Laff's On You" by Louis Jordan, "Conga Brava" by Duke Ellington, "I Come From America" by Chris Powell, "Jock A Mo" by Sugar Boy Crawford, "Woke Up This Morning" by BB King, "Fool Burro" by Mabel Scott, "Cu-Blue" by Billy Taylor, "Arabian Love Call" by Art Neville, "Out Of Nowhere" by Cal Tjader, "I've Waited So Long" by Eddie Cochran, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Mambo Hop" by Oscar Saldana, and "Mambocito Mio" by Illinois Jacquet. CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Scene (2CDs & book) ... CD
Verve, 1950. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic package – a must-have for any fan of older jazz! This CD set reissues material originally packaged in the rare Jazz Scene box set issued by Verve at the end of the 40s – a limited package of 78rpm singles that documented the styles and sounds of modern jazz at the time, filled with great drawings and photos, and one of those super-rare collectibles that you never ever see! This set does a fantastic job of re-presenting the material – filling one CD with tracks in the original box set, and a whole other CD with bonus material that was never issued at the time! Plus, it comes with great notes, reproductions of the original art, photos, and a whole lot more. It's a rare treasure both visually and musically – as the edgey recordings are in the best late 40s modern mode, blending bop, swing, and influences from other fields – really incredible work that deserves to be heard again and again! Titles include "Introspection" by Ralph Burns, "Sono" by Duke Ellington, "Swingin For Julie & Brownie" by Flip Phillips, "Spring In Naples" by Ralph Burns, "Tailspin" by Billy Strayhorn, "Tea For Two" by Willie Smith, and "Tanga" by Machito. CD
(Out of print, includes original slipcover.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlack, Brown, & Beautiful ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Oliver Nelson's hippest albums – a bold statement of righteous energy, and a fantastic summation of all the genius he'd created during the 60s as an arranger for other people's records! The record is almost at a Duke Ellington level – a complex yet soulful suite of tracks for the post-60s years – complete with some sound effects of rioting and urban strife at the beginning, and a mix of modern, modal, and compositional styles that bursts out with pride and power that we wouldn't have heard in Nelson's music a decade before! The soloists are great – and the album features wonderful read work from John Klemmer, Frank Strozier, and Nelson himself – on great original titles that include "Self Help Is Needed", "I Hope In Time A Change Will Come", "Requiem Afterthoughts", "Lamb Of God", and "Martin Was A Man A Real Man". CD
 
 
 



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