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Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... $6.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). CD
(Out of print, booklet cover has a mark from sticker removal.)
Also available Bad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP 16.99

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Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $16.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam, mostly split spine and bottom seam, and some aging.)
Also available Bad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... CD 6.99

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Gene AmmonsBig Sound ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Classic Jug, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. The album has only 4 tracks, and they're all long and nice and soulful. The titles are "Blue Hymn", "The Real McCoy", "Cheek To Cheek", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has a half split top seam and some pen on back.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... $39.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp.)

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Gene AmmonsBoss Is Back (Boss Is Back/Brother Jug) ... CD
Prestige, 1969. Used ... $14.99
In "back", the title is pointing to the fact that Gene Ammons is back on the scene, after being released from 7 years of a tragic 15 year narcotics sentence in prison. The album marks a proud return for Jug – who'd not recorded since a very successful flurry of sides recorded in 1961, done for a number of labels, and issued slowly during his time off the recording market. The album's a nice groover in a Prestige funky mode – with Bernard Purdie on drums on a number of cuts, plus work by Sonny Phillips, Billy Butler, Candido, and Junior Mance – and the material from the session was originally issued on 2 separate albums, The Boss Is Back and Brother Jug, but is now nicely combined together in one full CD! Includes the funky cuts "Tastin' the Jug", "Jungle Strut", and "Jungle Boss" – plus "Madame Queen", "Ger-Ru", "I Wonder", "Son Of A Preacher Man", and "Feeling Good". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene AmmonsBoss Soul! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of Gene Ammons' classics from the 60s, and a straight ahead session of soul jazz tenor and piano, with drums by Art Taylor and a bit of extra conga from Ray Barretto. Nice rolling 60's soul jazz groove, and some nice piano comping behind Jug by Patti Brown and Walter Bishop Jr. Tracks include "Travelin", "Soft Summer Breeze", "Carbow", and "Song of The Islands". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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Gene AmmonsBoss Tenor ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good- ... $14.99
A soul jazz classic from Gene Ammons – the kind of session that easy made him "boss" on tenor – with a tone and conception that few other players could touch! The set is done in a style that's laidback, but never too loose – bouncing along in that "with conga" style of rhythm that was used strongly at the start of the 60s – with Ray Barretto on percussion, alongside Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The style is nice and echoey – a mode that works well not only here, but on most of the 22 other albums that Ammons went onto record during the next 2 years! Titles include "Close Your Eyes", "Canadian Sunset", "Hittin' The Jug", "Confirmation", and "Blue Ammons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, AB etch.)

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons All Star Sessions (aka Woofin & Tweetin)(Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), Early 50s. Used ... $18.99
A classic album from Gene Ammons – one that features the tenor legend at his prime, working in two different settings! The first batch has Ammons "battling" Sonny Stitt in a set of stuff that features hard twin tenors in the frontline, with the kind of cutting contests the two of them would perform live all over the country. Titles on that one include "Stringin The Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", and "You Can Depend On Me". The other side of the record features Ammons in one of those great Prestige open-ended groups – with crack players like Art Farmer, Lou Donaldson, and Freddie Redd – all soloing long and soulfully on two tracks – "Woofin & Tweetin" and "Juggernaut". CD reissue adds " Bye Bye", "When I Dream Of You", and "A Lover Is Blue". CD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons In Sweden ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
An album issued after the untimely early death of tenorist Gene Ammons, but one that features the player working in a nicely relaxed live setting – one that really shows the transformation of his instrument since his famous late 50s/early 60s records on Prestige! Gene's horn here seems to have more of an edge, more of a bite, even on the mellower numbers – which open up in this slow-building formation that's very much in the best Chicago tenor legacy, and which maybe ties Ammons a lot more closely to contemporary Von Freeman than some of the more tightly-produced that were issued in the US during his final years. The mighty Horace Parlan is in the quartet, and gets plenty of space too – alongside Red Mitchell on bass and Ed Jones on drums –on titles that include "Ahus Jazz", "Lover Man", "There Is No Greater Love", and "Billie's Bounce". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Gene AmmonsHi Fidelity Jam Session (aka Happy Blues) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
Gene Ammons in a mighty nice setting – working here in an open-ended jam session style that brings all his best live energy into play at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder! The set's got a crackle that really goes beyond the earlier, shorter bop recordings from Ammons – and a bit more darkness than some of his 60s sessions too – a really wonderful balance of open and tight playing, not just from Jug's tenor, but also from Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, and Duke Jordan on piano! Rhythm's handled by Addison Farmer on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the mighty Candido also adds in some congas, to really give things a kick. The set list includes four long tracks – "Happy Blues", "The Great Lie", "Madhouse", and "Can't We Be Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG/AB etch in the blue tinted cover which has some wear.)

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Gene AmmonsJammin With Gene – Hi Fi Jam Session ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. Used ... $22.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an all-star cast that includes Art Farmer and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Jackie McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All the horn players are given free reign to solo – and as most of the tracks go on and on and on, they really get room to open up, blowing with the kind of competitive creativity you'd hear in a live set at the same time. Includes three long tracks: "Not Really The Blues", "Jammin With Gene", and "We'll Be Together Again". CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Gene AmmonsJammin' In Hi Fi With Gene Ammons ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Not to be confused with the Jammin' With Gene LP, this set was later reissued as The Twister. Classic blowing session material from Jug – with 4 long tracks that are all a superb example of how great Prestige could be when they wanted to! The group is filled with great players – Jackie McLean, Mal Waldron, Idrees Sulieman, and Kenny Burrell – and the band plays with a free easy groove that produces some beautiful solos, especially from Jug! Titles include "Cattin", "The Twister", "Four", and "Pennies From Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Gene AmmonsJug Sessions ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Early work from Gene Ammons – his obscure late 40s recordings for Mercury Records – mostly from the 78rpm years! Sidemen include Junior Mance, Albert Ammons, Israel Crosby, Gene Wright and lesser known Chicago locals like Wes Landers, Leo Blevins, Jess Miller and Ernest McDonald. As you'd expect the blowing is is nice and soulful, but nice and concise with the shorter takes that groups were doing in the era for the recording formats of the day. 28 numbers in all, including "Concentration", "Red Top", "Idaho", "Shufflin The Boogie", "McDougal's Sprout", "Hold That Money", "Shermanski", "Harold The Fox", "Jeet Jet", "Odd-En-Dow", "Going For The Okey Doak", 'Blowing The Family Jewels", "Dues In Blues", "Daddy Sauce's Airlines", "ABdullah's Fiesta", "Brother Jug's Sermon" and "Little Slam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsJust Jug ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of those shady little sessions that Gene Ammons cut for Argo when he wasn't supposed to be recording for anyone but Prestige – and a great album that never got full circulation because of contract difficulties. The group on the album features organist Eddie Buster, who'd backed Jug or Stitt in other settings from the same time – and it's a hard grooving record that figures with some of Ammons' best early 60s work on record. The "just" part probably means that Sonny Stitt doesn't join in on tenor on the record – which is fine by us, because Ammons grooves hard in the album's live recorded setting. Titles include "PM AM", "Fast Track", "Foot Tappin", and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing, with deep groove. The first two tracks on side two have some crackles, but the rest is OK. Cover is great!)

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Gene AmmonsNight Lights ... LP
Prestige, 1985. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsPreachin ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1963. Used ... $9.99
Kind of an obscure session by Ammons – most likely recorded in that jumble of contracts and conflicting label arrangements in the early 60s – a time when Jug actually did some of his best work! There's no players listed on the notes – which is sometimes typical for these early 60s sides (although not usually the ones on Prestige), and overall, the spirit is in keeping with the "preachin" title – as Jug blows his way over small combo organ backing, in a very churchy kind of soul jazz mode. Titles include "The Prayer", "The Light", "What A Friend", "Sweet Hour", and "Yield Not". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene AmmonsUp Tight! ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
A great little session by Jug – cut after the late 50s blowing session years, and with a much tighter sound that's very much in the pocket! The record features two groups – one with Walter Bishop, Art Davis, and Art Taylor; the other with Patti Brown, George Duvivier, and Taylor – and both groups are backed by Ray Baretto, for a tight rolling groove. Most titles are standards or loosely composed lines, but Jug's tenor is in great form – and the setting features some wonderfully economic playing. Tracks include "Up Tight", "Jug's Blue Blues", "Lester Leaps In", and "The 5 O'Clock Whistle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is great overall. Cover has some light wear in a corner, but is nice too.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsVelvet Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Classic mellow Jug – from a time when Prestige discovered that Gene Ammons would sell equally well to the mellow jazz crowd as to the jukebox jumpers. Most of the cuts feature Gene with a deep soulful tone that could qualify as "velvet", but which still has enough of a rough edge to remain soulful. One track is played by a larger group, and the rest are with small combos that either feature organ or piano. Tracks include "Salome's Tune", "Velvet Soul", "Stranger In Town", and "Light N Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover is nice!)

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Gene AmmonsWoofin & Tweetin ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
A classic album from Gene Ammons – one that features the tenor legend at his prime, working in two different settings! The first batch has Ammons "battling" Sonny Stitt in a set of stuff that features hard twin tenors in the frontline, with the kind of cutting contests the two of them would perform live all over the country. Titles on that one include "Stringin The Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", and "You Can Depend On Me". The other side of the record features Ammons in one of those great Prestige open-ended groups – with crack players like Art Farmer, Lou Donaldson, and Freddie Redd – all soloing long and soulfully on two tracks – "Woofin & Tweetin" and "Juggernaut". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing, with RVG etch and deep groove! Cover is nice.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... $13.99
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a stain on back.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittDig Him (aka We'll Be Together Again) ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. Recorded in 1961 during Jug's great year of contract-breaking – and issued later in the 60s by Prestige under a different title. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat here, but they do complement each other nicely on the album's mellow groovers and ballad tracks. Titles include "Cha Bootie", "Tenor Eleven", "The Last Mile", and "Full Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Chess pressing! Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons, Etta Jones, & Jack McDuffSoul Summit Vol 2 ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover is nice!)

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Richard Groove Holmes & Gene AmmonsGroovin' With Jug ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Capitol, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Groove and Jug wail away in this classic set of tenor/organ tracks recorded for Pacific Jazz in the early 60s. The backing is spare, with only Gene Edwards on guitar and Leroy Henderson on drums, and tracks include "Morris The Minor", "Good Vibrations", "Hey You, What's That?", and "Groovin' With Jug". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jack McDuff & Gene AmmonsBrother Jack Meets The Boss ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A classic early set from Jack McDuff – and a record that's very much in his own hands, despite the presence of Gene Ammons as a co-leader! The group's more of a McDuff one than an Ammons ensemble – and features the great Joe Dukes on drums, Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Harold Vick on tenor, who plays alongside Ammons' guest appearance on 5 of the album's 6 tracks. The tunes are in that Steppin Out mode – a cross between Jack's gutbuckety R&B work of the early Prestige years, and some of his cleaner grooves of the mid 60s – and titles include "Mellow Gravy", "Watch Out", "Strollin", "Buzzin Round", and "Mr Clean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – a nice copy.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & His All StarsGroove Blues ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the tasty blowing session albums that Jug cut for Prestige – remarkable in the quality of the players (Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Pepper Adams, and others), and in the relaxed easy groove of the solid soulful tracks. There's 4 long cuts, and they all swing nicely nicely nicely! Titles include "Ammon Joy", "Groove Blues", and "Jug Handle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, and AB etch. Cover has some light marks on one side, but is nice overall!)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit (2nd cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsMy Way ... LP
Prestige, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Although late in the Prestige jazz funk years, and not in the small combo mode of some of Ammons' best early 70s sides, this is still an excellent batch of tracks – thanks to hip arrangements from Bill (William S?) Fisher! The format's almost in a Kudu/CTI mode, as larger arrangements envelope Jug's soulful tenor – funking away with a blacksploitation on tracks like "Chicago Breakdown", "Back In Merida", and a great cover of "What's Going On", all done with tight horns, compressed guitar, and even a bit of strings. There's a few mellower numbers that aren't as great – but these tracks more than make the album worth having! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors In Orbit! ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A studio album, but one that really has Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt recreating some of the bold energy of their live shows – coming across with a vibe that's much more Prestige Records than Verve, thanks to the presence of the Don Patterson trio on the set! Backing is by Don on Hammond, Paul Weeden on guitar, and Billy James on drums – a nicely loose combo that really lets the tenorists stretch out and show their stuff. The cuts are mostly standard material – "John Brown's Body", "Walkin", "Long Ago And Far Away" – but the twin-tenor sound is great, and Patterson's free organ lines riff away nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original MGM 60s pressing. Cover is nice.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and yellow label NJ pressing, with Van Gelder stamp! Cover has light splitting along the top seam, but is nice overall.)
 
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David Axelrod & OthersAxelrod Chronicles ... CD
Fantasy, Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
It's great to see that David Axelrod's finally getting his due – and this reissue of material from Fantasy is one of the first reissues of his work in the US! Most cuts here are much more jazz-based than Axelrod's higher-concept material under his own name for Capitol in the late 60s – and the music represents Axe's key move to Fantasy after bigger label fame – a move that he made with Cannonball Adderley, who also figures in on some of these tracks. The CD features 8 tracks from Axelrod's Full Axe album – a tasty bit of funky fusion that's one of his best jazz-oriented releases – plus a sampling of tracks from other albums he produced and/or arranged for Fantasy. Titles from Full Axe include "My Family", "Mucho Chupar", "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing", and "Everything Counts" – and other tracks include "Cantaro" and "Solitario" by Gene Ammons, "Bach" and "Sierra Morena" by Hampton Hawes, "Quit It" by Nat Adderley, "Goodbye So Long" by Funk Inc, and "Stayin Place" from the Big Man 2LP set. CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through tray card spine.)

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Billy EckstineBilly Eckstine – The Great Mr B & His All Star Band (10 inch LP) ... LP
DeLuxe, Mid 40s. Very Good ... $19.99
Fantastic work from a time when Billy Eckstine had one of the hippest groups going – a bop-heavy lineup that features trumpet from Dizzy Gillespie, and saxes from Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, and Wardell Gray! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of seam splitting, and a small staple near the top. Still a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... LP
Savoy, 1945/1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bennie GreenSoul Stirrin ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by hardbop trombone legend Bennie Green – an all-star sextet session that cooks like a mofo! The group features the twin tenors of Billy Root and Gene Ammons (billed just as "Jug" on the session, because of contractual reasons) – and it crackles with electricity from a rhythm section that features Ike Isaacs on bass, Sonny Clark on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums. There's some fantastic tracks on here, including Babs Gonzales' "Lullaby of the Doomed", and a monster jam called "We Wanna Cook", which was once described to us as "all you ever need to have a house party" – to which we wholeheartedly agree! Other tracks include "Black Pearl", "BG Mambo", and "Soul Stirrin" – and the album's one of the heaviest duty Blue Notes from the time! CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Bennie GreenWe Wanna Cook/Lullaby Of The Doomed ... 7-inch
Blue Note, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Some of our favorite 45rpm work from trombone genius Bennie Green – the hard-wiling "We Wanna Cook", with Gene Ammons and Billy Root on tenors, and Sonny Clark on piano – and a moody take on the Babs Gonzales tune "Lullaby Of The Doomed". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(One label has a bit of pencil, but this is a nice copy!)

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Coleman HawkinsMake Someone Happy ... LP
Moodsville/Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Incredible late work from Coleman Hawkins – an album of amazing soul, depth, and tone – of the sort that makes you almost want to forget everything else he ever did, and concentrate on his excellent records of the early 60s! The album's deceptively simple – played by a quartet that includes Tommy Flanagan, Major Holley, and Eddie Locke – and featuring tunes from a number of Broadway shows. But as always, it's not the songs, it's the singer – and the style in which Hawkins interprets the tunes is what really makes the whole thing cook. There's a sly, stepping sort of approach in the rhythms – one that allows for plenty of space for Hawkins' tenor to blow these well-crafted and dark-edge solos – hitting notes and tones that beat the best work of Gene Ammons and Willis Jackson at the time. Titles include "Cry Like The Wind", "Wouldn't It Be Loverly", "Climb Every Mountain", "I Believe In You", and "Out Of My Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Moodsville pressing with deep groove in the textured cover, in great shape!)

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Jack McDuffRock Candy ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A 2LP sampling of some of McDuff's heavier work for Prestige during the 60s – featuring a motherlode of organ groovers that puts him in the company of players like Jimmy Forrest, Grant Green, Red Holloway, Harold Vick, Gene Ammons, Joe Dukes, Lem Winchester, and George Benson. The set's a bit thin on notes, but there's some great tracks overall – and titles include "Screamin", "Jive Samba", "Buzzin Round", "Mellow Gravy", "Grease Monkey", and "Soulful Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia, 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
Also available Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... LP 14.99

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD 9.99

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VariousHip Walk – Jazz Undercurrents In 60s New York ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), 1960s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
A very groovy selection of tracks from the New York scene of the 60s – mostly tunes pulled from the Prestige and Milestone labels, and a mixture of soul jazz, modal jazz, and early funky jazz! There's a nicely gritty feel to the set – artists trying to really find a new way to express themselves, but always in a soulful style – not avant garde, but pushing forward with fresh rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and some mighty nice soulos throughout! The package features 13 tracks in all – with plenty rare numbers – and titles that include "Cantaloupe Woman" by George Braith, "The Village Caller" by Johnny Lytle, "Ca'Purange (Jungle Soul)" by Gene Ammons, "Love Theme From Spartacus" by Yusef Lateef, "Brother John" by Cannonball Adderley, "Muscle Soul" by Phil Upchurch, "Eastern Blues" by Gary Bartz, and the completely fantastic "Nuther'n Like Thuther'n" by Willis Jackson – worth the price of the album alone! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJazz Dance Classics Vol 2 ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
2nd volume in this great series of sweet n funky tracks from the vaults of the Fantasy/Prestige/Riverside labels. As usual, the CD contains a few bonus tracks, to make for a super long set of raw jazz funk grooves that includes "Boogaloo Joe" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones, "Shortnin' Bread" by 3 Pieces, "Killing Time" by Natural Essence, "Tom Thumb" by Bobby Timmons, "Jug Eyes" by Gene Ammons, "Where I'm Coming From" by Leon Spencer, and "Friday Night Funk For Saturday Night Brothers" by Rusty Bryant". The usual great standard of grooves, and an excellent package from Ubiquity. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJazz Dispensary – Soul Diesel Vol 2 (180 gram colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
Funky jazz from the mighty large Fantasy Records catalog – home to all those great Prestige jazz funk classics at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s! The Jazz Dispensary series has been giving us some well-chosen cuts from this generation, all taken straight from the original master tapes – which makes the tunes crackle a lot more than previous Prestige reissues – and titles on this volume include "The Twang Thing" by Billy Butler, "Who's Gonna Take The Weight (single version)" by Melvin Sparks, "Wander" by Idris Muhammad, "Mamblues" by Cal Tjader, "Cootie Boogaloo" by Rusty Bryant, "Soul Groovin (single version)" by Merl Saunders Quartet, and "Jungle Strut" by Gene Ammons. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on opaque orange swirl vinyl!)

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VariousLusty Moods – Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen ... LP
Status, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Collection of jazz tunes recorded for the Prestige label in the 60s, all with girl's names for titles, which we guess puts one in the mood for love. . .Still it's a nice collection of tunes: Wardell Gray "Sweet Loraine", Shirley Scott "Laura", Yusef Lateef "Anastasia", Miles Davis "Diane", Willis Jackson "Nancy", Frank Wess "Charmaine", Sam The Man Taylor "Ruby", Johnny Hammond Smith "Portrait of Jenny" & "Gene Ammons "Anna". Sexy cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Status pressing in the pink cover.)

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VariousSoul Jazz Volume 2 (Bluesville) ... LP
Prestige/Bluesville, Early 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
Includes "Cool Grits" by Willis Jackson, "Enough Said" by Bill Jennings, "The Rev" by Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and "Blue Hymn" by Gene Ammons. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Prestige/Bluesvill pressing in a white Status cover which has a split spine and top seam.)

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✨✧ Sil AustinSoft Soul With Strings ... LP
SSS International, Late 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual record for the label and the time – but a surprisingly nice one too! The album's one of a few outings made by earlier mellow tenor star Sil Austin for the SSS International label – and is done in a style that recalls some of Gene Ammons' 60s ballad work – with Sil blowing deeply and soulfully on the tenor sax, while larger strings back him up in a dreamy pillow of sound. A few of the album's best cuts have sparer instrumentation – hitting a groove that's got a lighter small combo mode – and which seems to let Sil open up even more on the tenor. And even though the whole thing's pretty mellow, there's a nice rhythmic undercurrent on the tunes – ala Ammons – which keeps the proceedings more than soulful enough for our ears! Features an instrumental version of the SSS hit "Lover's Holiday", a nice bossa version of "Fly Me To The Moon", and the tracks "Harlem Nocturne", "Summertime", "Broken Promises", and "Masachusetts". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy EckstineTimeless ... CD
Savoy, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic mid 40s work from Billy Eckstine – whose band at the time was a breeding ground for bebop – with players here that include Miles Davis, Gene Ammons, Art Blakey, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, and Kenny Dorham! CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ Benny GolsonGettin' With It ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soul jazz Benny – and very nice! Unlike some of Golson's other, more arranged sessions from the time, this one is a laidback quintet set, with strong emphasis on blowing, which you'll hear plenty of in the album's long open-ended tracks! Golson's tone is always great, but here he hits a deep groove on tenor that will really blow your mind – much more in a Gene Ammons way, but still with touches of the impeccability that makes all his work so great. The rest of the group includes Curtis Fuller, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor – and tracks include "Tippin On Thru", "Bob Hurd's Blues", "Blue Streak", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with RVG stamp and deep groove – nice and clean. Note: vinyl has a very slight warp, but plays fine. Cover has a split on the top seam, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt At The DJ Lounge ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from Stitt – cut during the underground days of the early 60s, when both he and Gene Ammons seemed to be recording for just about every jazz label around, and when they both seemed to be doing an awful lot of work in Chicago. This album was done in a flurry that Jug and Stitt cut for Argo during 1961 – and it's a Stitt-only session, recorded at the super-hip DJ Lounge, owned by Chicago spinner McKie Fitzhugh down at the intersection of 63rd and Cottage Grove. The group's an organ combo, with Eddie Buster on the Hammon, Joe Shelton on drums, and John Board joining in for a bit more tenor. (Interesting to note is the fact that Board made a number of classic soul session appearances later on in the decade – but this is one of his few jazz recordings.) The set's very hard-grooving – with longish tracks that let Stitt and Board go head to head in the same style he was used to with Ammons. Titles include "McKies", "Jay Tee", "Free Chicken", and "Blue Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing.)

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✨✧ Bennie GreenSoul Stirrin' ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by hardbop trombone legend Bennie Green – an all-star sextet session that cooks like a mofo! The group features the twin tenors of Billy Root and Gene Ammons (billed just as "Jug" on the session, because of contractual reasons) – and it crackles with electricity from a rhythm section that features Ike Isaacs on bass, Sonny Clark on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums. There's some fantastic tracks on here, including Babs Gonzales' "Lullaby of the Doomed", and a monster jam called "We Wanna Cook", which was once described to us as "all you ever need to have a house party" – to which we wholeheartedly agree! Other tracks include "Black Pearl", "BG Mambo", and "Soul Stirrin" – and the album's one of the heaviest duty Blue Notes from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King, with insert – a great copy!)
Also available Soul Stirrin ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ VariousAin't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jazzy 45s galore – and a huge dip into the vaults of Prestige Records! This tasty set brings together 18 classics recorded in the heyday of the jazz funk years at Prestige – the late 60s and early 70s, a time when the soul jazz sounds of previous years were being forged into a leaner, meaner, harder-hitting groove. And although the LP was the growing format during these days, there was actually a heck of a lot of great work issued on 45s – still spinning strong with the jukebox crowds in the clubs and tap rooms, and still getting major play on radio stations, where the single was still king. The set features many 45 mixes of funky classics that you might know from LPs – and intersperses them with some other more obscure numbers pulled from full albums – making for an all-solid, all-funky set of tracks from one of the hippest jazz labels ever! Titles include "Fire Eater" by Rusty Bryant, "Don't Knock My Love" by Idris Muhammad, "Jungle Strut" by Gene Ammons, "Express Yourself" by Idris Muhammad, "Right On" by Boogaloo Joe Jones, "Who's Gonna Take The Weight" by Melvin Sparks, "Sing A Simple Song" by Charles Earland, "Son Of Man" by Houston Person, "Listen Here (part 1)" by Freddie McCoy, "Black Talk (part 1)" by Charles Earland, "Message From The Meters" by Leon Spencer, "Reelin With The Feeling" by Charles Kynard, "I Want You Back" by Harold Mabern, and "Thank You (part 1)" by Melvin Sparks. CD

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✨✧ E Parker McDougalBitter Lemon/Foxxy Minor ... 7-inch
Grits, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Two sides of straight soul bop by this Chicago tenor legend from the south side! This is the kind of jazz that still gets played in tiny lounges all over the city – not cutting edge, or totally funky, but with a nice deep bottom, and a lot of soul. A great peek at a lost tradition in Chicago jazz – in the tradition of work by classic players like Gene Ammons or Von Freeman! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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VariousSavory Collection 1935 to 1940 (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 30s. New Copy 6CD ... $99.99
One of the most unique packages we've ever seen from the mighty Mosaic Records – not a set that focuses on a specific artist or record label – but instead a treasure trove of freshly-unearthed material from the archives of Bill Savory – a legendary sound engineer whose work for Columbia Records helped transform our understanding of classic jazz! The sides here aren't Bill's work for that label – but instead feature recordings he made of rare broadcast performances – material that's surprisingly well-recorded, given Savory's skills with the technology of the times – which means that these tracks are way more than the kind of fuzzy radio tapes that used to show up on older jazz bootleg albums. Mosaic did a great job of restoring these materials, and presenting them with wonderful clarity – in a succession of late 30s performances that feature rare work by Count Basie, Albert Ammons, Mildred Bailey, Teddy Wilson, Glenn Miller, John Kirby, Carl Cress, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller, Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, Jack Teagarden, and other giants of the swing generation. There's 108 tracks in all – including a few surprisingly long performances – and the whole thing comes with the usual hefty Mosaic Records package of notes and photos! CD
 
 
 



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