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Clifford BrownBrownie – The Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown (10CD box set) ... CD
EmArcy/Nippon (Japan), Mid 50s. Used 10 CDs ... $43.99
A huge amount of greatness – including Clifford Brown's famous recordings with Max Roach, his All Stars jam session, and recordings with Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, and Helen Merrill – plus a "with strings" session, and unreleased tracks! CD
(CONDITION NOTE: discs all have marks on top side from original foam inserts – very common with this set and does not affect play side. In addition booklet has heavy wear and writing in pen, discs have been numbered in marker, slipcase has light wear.)
 
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Gene AmmonsWith Or Without (10-inch) ... LP
EmArcy, Late 40s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Cooking rare Emarcy work from Gene Ammons – 78 rpm material packaged into a great 10" LP – with tracks that include "Concentration", "Idaho", "McDougal's Sprout", and "Shermanski". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some oxidation and plays with light surface noise. Cover has some surface wear, yellowing from age, and a vintage price sticker.)

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Clifford BrownCompact Jazz ... CD
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Used ... $1.99
Classic work recorded with Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Harold Land, Dinah Washington, and Helen Merrill! CD

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision! Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus tracks – including alternates of some tunes on the record, and a few breakdowns. CD
(Out of print.)

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachBrown & Roach Incorporated ... CD
EmArcy, 1955. Used ... $6.99
Quite possibly THE key example of the magic of Clifford Brown and Max Roach on record – a brilliant studio session that really has the group "incorporating" their sound – forging a bold musical statement that would forever leave its imprint on jazz for years to come! The format here shows Brown and Roach as a key force in 50s hardbop – extending Max's bop idiom of years back, and using Clifford's more lyrical approach to solo work to expand the tone, color, and spirit of their music – linking styles and worlds wonderfully, and forging a sound that's tight, yet also beautifully spontaneous and personal. The rest of the group includes Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – and titles include "Sweet Clifford", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Stompin At The Savoy", "I'll String Along With You", "Mildama", "Darn That Dream", and "I Get A Kick Out Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Herb Geller, et alBest Coast Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. Used ... $6.99
Not west coast, but "best coast" jazz – a prime example of the way the Clifford Brown/Max Roach team helped to cook up the intensity of the LA scene of the 50s by infusing it with a bit of New York fire! The album takes off in the extended mode of Clifford's All Stars album – and like that one, features Max Roach on drums alongside a lineup of players that includes Herb Geller and Joe Maini on alto saxes, Walter Benton on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, and Curtis Counce on bass – all jamming together in really extended, side-long tracks that have plenty of space for creative solo work and free-flowing improvisation! The format's a very unusual one for the 50s – and a great side-stream to the better-known Brown/Roach albums – with the 2 long tracks "Coronado" and "You Go To My Head". CD also features a shorter rehearsal take of "Coronado". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Billy EckstineI Surrender Dear ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam held with clear tape and a Collector's Series sticker on back.)

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Erroll GarnerDancing On The Ceiling – The Erroll Garner Collection Vol 2 ... LP
EmArcy, Early 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
With Eddie Calhoun on bass and Kelly Martin on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Excellent small group work from vibist Terry Gibbs – just the kind of set that shows why he was one of the best known players on his instrument in the 50s! Gibbs has a clear, clean style here that's never too laidback, nor too prone to over-done flourishes – a style that was born in swing, informed by bop, and carried off beautifully by a quartet on the date that includes Terry Pollard on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Bert Dale (aka Nils Bertil Dahlander) on drums. The sound is nicely straight ahead – no gimmicks, no schtick, just nicely grooving work on vibes and piano – with tracks that include "Seven Come Eleven", "Lonely Dreams", "Dickie's Dream", "Imagination", "King City Stomp", "Pretty Face", "The Continental", "Bless My Soles", and "Nutty Notes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation under the gloss.)

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✨✧ Art Hodes & Truck ParhamPlain Old Blues ... LP
EmArcy, 1965. Very Good ... $1.99
Includes "Washboard Blues", "How Long, How Long Blues", "Pine Top's Blues", "Randolph St Shuffle", "Royal Garden Blues" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Morgana KingFor You, For Me, For Evermore ... CD
EmArcy, 1956. Used ... $8.99
Produced by Bob Shad and arranged by Richard Hayman. Features Hank Jones on piano and Al Ciaola on guitar. Titles include "For You For Me For Evermore", "In The Wee Small Hours", "I'll String Along With You", "Delovely", and "Down In The Depths". CD
(Out of print.)

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Memphis SlimParisian Blues ... CD
EmArcy, 1970. Used ... $12.99
Two albums' worth of material – both recorded in Paris – one with Roosevelt Sykes, the other with Buddy Guy & Junior Wells! CD
(Out of print.)

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Helen MerrillCasa Forte ... CD
EmArcy/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful album from Helen Merrill – one of the few jazz singers we can think of who continued to grow stylistically as the years went on! This majestic album was recorded in 1980, and it features Merrill dipping into a modern Brazilian bag – working with baroque arrangements that blend jazz and strings in the style of some of Milton Nascimento's work, but handled here with a more sensitive approach that has a lot more focus on the vocals on a few tracks. The track selection is wonderful – and the album features great versions of songs like "Wave", "Natural Sounds", "Like A Lover", "Casa Forte", "Antonio's Song", "Vera Cruz", and "So Many Stars". Arrangements are by Torrie Zito, but done with even more jazz than usual – thanks to the presence of players like Sal Nistico on tenor, Urbie Green on trombone, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, and Zito himself on piano. CD

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Gerry MulliganMainstream Of Jazz ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
Gerry Mulligan's still far from the mainstream of jazz on this sweet little set – a great date that expands nicely from the mellower styles of the Pacific Jazz years – expanding the group a bit, with some really great results! In addition to Mulligan's usual baritone sax, Gerry also plays a bit of piano on one track – reconciling himself with the instrument, and using it in surprisingly soulful ways. Other players include Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, either Don Ferrara or Jon Eardley on trumpet, and Dave Bailey on drums. Tracks are long and nicely open – a bit less tightly arranged than some of Mulligan's work on Pacific Jazz – and titles include "Lollypop", "Igloo", "Blue At The Roots", "Elevation", and "Mainstream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation in the front image.)

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Red NorvoImprovisations (10 inch LP) ... LP
EmArcy, Early 50s. Good+ ... $6.99
Features Teddy Wilson on piano, Slam Stewart on bass, Specs Powell & Eddie Dell on drums, Remo Palmieri on guitar, Vic Dickenson on trombone with Aaron Sachs and Hank D'Amico on Clarenet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has oxidation on Side A, plays with surface noise. Cover has some aging.)

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Sarah VaughanIn The Land Of Hi Fi ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good- ... $5.99
A hip album from Sarah Vaughan – one recorded with great jazz backings from Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a young Cannonball Adderley as the main soloist! The addition of Adderley's alto definitely brings a swinging sound to the set – a sense of soul that's even deeper than usual for Vaughan, and which helps the album live up to its hi-fi promise! Wilkins arrangements have a bit of a Basie bounce at times, but never overwhelm Sarah's vocals – and Jimmy Jones is also on the set, handling the piano lines. Titles include "An Occasional Man", "Oh My", "Soon", "How High The Moon", "It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream", and "Maybe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with drummer logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams, a stain and some pen on back, and aged tape holding the bottom seam.)

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Sarah VaughanSassy ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of Vaughan's nice jazz sides from the 50s on EmArcy, but cut with slightly larger backing, almost in the vein of some here concurrent pop oriented work at the Mercury parent label during the same time. Arrangements are by Hal Mooney, and Vaughan takes an approach that showcases how she garnered the titular nickname in great readings of a number of standards on this set. Titles include "Lush Life", "Only You Can Say", "The Boy Next Door", and "I'm The Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has small seam splits held with clear tape.)

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John WilliamsJohn Williams Trio ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good ... $9.99
Don't get this John Williams confused with the bigger-name soundtrack composer of later years – because this set is pure piano jazz all the way through, played by an artist who shined briefly with Stan Getz in the mid 50s! Although little-known, Williams is a great link between bop and mainstream piano jazz worlds at the time – and really sparkles on this session for Emarcy from the mid 50s – a record that goes way beyond simple standards and easy inflections – always voiced freshly by Williams in a mode that's modern, yet not self-consciously so. Rhythm is from Bill Anthony, Ernie Farrow, or Chuck Andrus on bass – and by Frank Isola or Jack Edie on drums. Titles include the originals "Shiloh", "Okeefenokee Holiday" – plus versions of "Manteca", "Like Someone In Love", "Baubles Bangles & Beads", and "Someday My Prince Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Labels have an index sticker. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam, aging, and light wear.)

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VariousAdvance Guard Of The 40s ... LP
EmArcy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Important early recordings from the key years of bebop and cool jazz – with Mercury sides by Red Rodney, Lennie Tristano, Chubby Jackson, Bill Harris, Gene Ammons, and Billy Eckstine! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mercury pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Of Two Decades ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $3.99
Features "Cherokee" by Clifford Brown & Max Roach, "Shulie A Bop" by Sarah Vaughan, "I've Got To Be A Rugcutter" by Erroll Garner, "Clarinet Marmalade" by Irving Fazola's Dixielanders, "Inside On The Southside" by Bud Freeman's All Stars, "Blue Boy" by Lennie Tristano Trio and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam and the back has an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very early work from Cannonball Adderley – recorded way before the funky years, when he was a hard-wailing soulful soloist with a lot of bop in his style! Cannon's paired here with brother Nat, a good companion even at this early stage – and the two of them solo in front of a large group that features Jerome Richardson, Max Roach, Cecil Payne, and Jimmy Cleveland, all blowing away in hard heavy form, similar to that used on other Mercury/Emarcy jazz sessions from the time. Quincy Jones handled the arrangements, and Cannonball holds his own nicely – and serves up a whole new tone that's a lot more measured than in later years. Tracks include "Fallen Feathers", "Song Is You", "Willows", and "Everglade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation in the front image.)

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✨✧ Nat AdderleyIntroducing Nat Adderley ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent batch of soulful bop tracks – recorded as Nat's first – and featuring a group that includes brother Cannonball, plus Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, and Paul Chambers. The set's got a lot more fire than some of Nat's recordings from a few years later, probably because of the top-notch rhythm section – and titles include "Watermelon", "New Arrivals", "Sun Dance", "Friday Nite", and "Fort Lauderdale". This is the Verve master edition with 24-bit remastering, new liiner notes, photographs, original cover art & more. CD
(Out of print, Verve Master Edition. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Ray BryantTrio Today ... LP
EmArcy, 1987. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Rufus Reid on bass an Freddie Watts on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerEasy To Love – Erroll Garner Collection 1 ... LP
EmArcy, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Previously unreleased 60s recordings with Eddie Calhoun on bass and Kelly Martin on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Helen MerrillDream Of You ... CD
EmArcy, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dream Of You is one of Helen's best from the 50s, thanks to some great arrangements from Gil Evans! Evans' young and modern talents are a perfect fit for Helen's sadly icy vocals on the set – taking her to new places never reached on some other sessions that were trying for a warmer, sweeter sound. The tunes are all well chosen, too – and the record features a great reading of "Where Flamingos Fly", plus "I'm A Fool To Want You", "I've Never Seen", "He Was Too Good To Me", "By Myself", and "Troubled Waters". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonDinah Jams ... CD
EmArcy/Phonogram, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best jazz-based sessions recorded by Dinah Washington in the 50s – appropriately titled Dinah Jams, which is a pretty good reference to the feeling of the set! The sessions were recorded in a relatively relaxed, intimate feel – not necessarily as unbridled as a true jam session might be, but with a lot more interplay between the instrumentalists in the group than you might get on a typical 50s jazz session. And with horn players that include Cliford Brown, Harold Land, and Herb Geller – alongside rhythm by Junior Mance, Richie Powell, and Max Roach – you'd have to expect that there'd be some good interplay on the set! Titles include "I've Got You Under My Skin", "No More", "Darn That Dream", "You Go To My Head", and a nice open-ended version of "I'll Remember April"! CD

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonFor Those In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent small group jazz work from Dinah – of the sort that's often quite tough to find on vinyl, and which represents some of her best work of all time! The album's got a good group of Mercury jazz players – like Clark Terry, Paul Quinichette, Cecil Payne, Wynton Kelly, and Jimmy Cobb – all playing in a laidback intimate setting which works very nicely for Dinah's soulful vocals. Titles include "Blue Gardenia", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "I Could Write A Book", and "Easy Living". A bit Billie Holiday-ish, sure – but nice! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clifford BrownClifford Brown With Strings ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A classic "with strings" session from Clifford Brown – nearly as well-done and perfect as some of Charlie Parker's sides for Verve, handled here with perhaps a slightly sweeter touch, as Neal Hefti's the man on arrangements. The core group's the Brown/Roach combo, augmented by a smallish string section – and Clifford's right up front blowing warm and glistening solos, with titles that include "Willow Weep For Me", "Yesterdays", "Laura", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "Portrait Of Jennie". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Dutch pressing.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. Titles include classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "The Blues Walk", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition pressing, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ John ScofieldThis Meets That ... CD
EmArcy, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Steve Swallow on bass and Bill Stewart on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gil Evans/Laurent CugnyRhythm A Ning ... CD
EmArcy, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Gil Evans, Laurent Cugny & Big Band Lumiere. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Helen Merrill & Ron CarterDuets ... CD
EmArcy, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruMermaid ... CD
EmArcy (Germany), 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
An EP release – but one that offers up a great standout moment in the career of Monday Michiru – and a record that has the power to knock away most other contemporary soul of the time! Monday's picking up a bit more of a clubby vibe than her earlier years – getting great help from Masters At Work on a remix of "Sunshine After The Rain" – which was one of our favorite tracks from the Jazz Brat album! She also serves up a uniquely rhythmic take on the Minnie Riperton classic "Lovin You" – alongside other good cuts that include "Love Flow", "Far To Go", "Where Is The Passion", and the instrumental track "Mermaid". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSwingin' Easy ... CD
EmArcy/Polygram, 1954/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very nice jazz-oriented material that has Sarah working with Jimmy Jones, one of her best accompanists, or John Malachi, who was in Billy Eckstine's band at the same time Sarah was with the group. All the tracks have nice small combo instrumentation – and Sarah keeps things nice and warm vocally, free to get a bit more intimate than usual in the album's casual setting. Titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "You Hit The Spot". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Attila ZollerHorizon Beyond ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the few truly great albums by one of the hippest guitarists we can think of! Zoller was a fantastic talent of the European scene – with an approach to the guitar that's unlike anyone else we've heard. Unfortunately, though, he didn't always make that many albums as a leader in a regular jazz format – where his modernist ideas were allowed free reign, without some sort of gimmicky presentation getting in the way. This album's one of the rare few that let Zoller really take hold of the direction of the record – and it might be the best ever to hear his amazing work in action. The group's a quartet of well-matched players that includes Don Friedman on piano, Barre Philips on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums – and the album includes 4 originals by Zoller, including "Explorations", "Blizzards, and "The Hun", plus a version of Carla Bley's "Ictus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Emarcy pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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