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George ColemanGeorge Coleman At Yoshi's ... LP
Theresa, 1987. Very Good ... $9.99
With Coleman on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ George ColemanGeorge Coleman – The Quartet ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tenorist George Coleman has a long legacy that stretches back decades in jazz – but here, he slides into a setting that most folks would associate with the work of saxophonist Eric Alexander – a quartet that features Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums! The group's a rock-solid lineup that you've heard on many other records – but the presence of Coleman really changes up their sound – especially since George brings in all this complexity with his phrasing and timing, which then seems to get folded back on the way that the rhythm section reacts to his lead! The tracks are long, with lots of space for Coleman to stretch out – and the record may be one of the best that he's done in many years – with phrasing that really blows us away. Titles include "Paul's Call", "East 9th Street Blues", "I Wish You Love", "Triste", "Along Came Betty", and "Lollipops & Roses". CD
 
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Coleman HawkinsEssential Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A great collection of sides from one of the true giants of the tenor saxophone. This collection finds Hawk in a variety of settings, with support from Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Walter Perkins, Ray Brown and others, though our favorite number is the stunning solo piece "Picasso". Also includes a great reading of his signature tune "Body & Soul", plus "There's A Small Hotel", "Sunday", "Hanid", "The Walker", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "In A Mellow Tone". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bill Coleman & Don ByasSwiss Radio Days Vol 23 – At Theatre Bel-Air, Lausanne 1949 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1949. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Bill Coleman and tenorist Don Byas were two great American players of the 40s who maybe reached more fame overseas than they did back home – a legacy that definitely rings true from the strong audience response they get at this Swiss performance in 1949! The set's a fair bit longer than some of the other recordings in this Swiss Radio Days series, and maybe a bit more varied – really showing the way that the musicians of the time were able to move between bop, swing, and even a touch of jump blues to reach the wider tastes of the European audiences – as both of the leaders work here with a combo that also includes George Daily on vibes, Bernard Peiffer on piano, and Michel De Villers on alto – plus a bit of vocals from Pops Whitman. The set runs for almost 80 minutes in length – and titles include "Let's Try Again", "Flying Home", "Just You Just Me", "How High The Moon", "Dancers In Love", "Hey Ba Ba Rebop", "Stormy Weather", "Laura", "The Chase", and "Moonglow". CD

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Miles DavisComplete Concert 1964 – My Funny Valentine/Four & More ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
One of those key cases where Miles Davis took a familiar song and made it his own! The set's a live one, and features a famous 15 minute version of "My Funny Valentine" – played by Davis in a spacious, open sort of way – and one that has key hints of the modernism to come in his music, yet still rings out with some of his more easygoing late 50s appeal. The group here features George Coleman on tenor alongside the rhythm section of Herbie Hancock piano, Ron Carter bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all three of whom help Davis edge into darker territory, even when things are ostensibly sweet! Apart from the version of "My Funny Valentine", other titles include "All Blues", "All Of You", "I Thought About You", and "Stella By Starlight". Four & More is breakneck live work from Miles Davis – and proof that his famous 60s quintet wasn't only just about mellow and spacious sounds! The set was recorded at the same concert as the album My Funny Valentine – and while that one's mostly ballads, this one's mostly high tempo numbers that skip along with incredible ease – crackling with modern touches on the rhythm from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – and featuring some really excellent work by George Coleman on tenor sax! Titles include "Four", "So What", "Joshua", and "Seven Steps To Heaven". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis In Europe (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1963. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful live set from the Seven Steps-era Miles group – with rhythm by Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – and tunes that are all in that transformative mode that really showed Miles hitting a new voice at the time! Tenorist George Coleman's playing with the group on the set – proving again that he's got a depth that few people ever seem to give him credit for – and that it wasn't just Wayne Shorter who made the 60s Davis quintet so great. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "All Of You", "Walkin", and "Joshua". CD
(Out of print early Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMy Funny Valentine ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of those key cases where Miles Davis took a familiar song and made it his own! The set's a live one, and features a famous 15 minute version of "My Funny Valentine" – played by Davis in a spacious, open sort of way – and one that has key hints of the modernism to come in his music, yet still rings out with some of his more easygoing late 50s appeal. The group here features George Coleman on tenor alongside the rhythm section of Herbie Hancock piano, Ron Carter bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all three of whom help Davis edge into darker territory, even when things are ostensibly sweet! Apart from the version of "My Funny Valentine", other titles include "All Blues", "All Of You", "I Thought About You", and "Stella By Starlight" LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with black text and 1C matrix. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
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My Funny Valentine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 7.99
My Funny Valentine (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Miles DavisMy Funny Valentine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1964. Used ... $7.99
One of those key cases where Miles Davis took a familiar song and made it his own! The set's a live one, and features a famous 15 minute version of "My Funny Valentine" – played by Davis in a spacious, open sort of way – and one that has key hints of the modernism to come in his music, yet still rings out with some of his more easygoing late 50s appeal. The group here features George Coleman on tenor alongside the rhythm section of Herbie Hancock piano, Ron Carter bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all three of whom help Davis edge into darker territory, even when things are ostensibly sweet! Apart from the version of "My Funny Valentine", other titles include "All Blues", "All Of You", "I Thought About You", and "Stella By Starlight" CD
(Out of print, mid-90's Master Sound pressing.)
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My Funny Valentine ... LP 11.99
My Funny Valentine (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Miles DavisMy Funny Valentine (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1964. Used ... $6.99
One of those key cases where Miles Davis took a familiar song and made it his own! The set's a live one, and features a famous 15 minute version of "My Funny Valentine" – played by Davis in a spacious, open sort of way – and one that has key hints of the modernism to come in his music, yet still rings out with some of his more easygoing late 50s appeal. The group here features George Coleman on tenor alongside the rhythm section of Herbie Hancock piano, Ron Carter bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all three of whom help Davis edge into darker territory, even when things are ostensibly sweet! Apart from the version of "My Funny Valentine", other titles include "All Blues", "All Of You", "I Thought About You", and "Stella By Starlight" CD
(Older Japanese pressing.)
Also available
My Funny Valentine ... LP 11.99
My Funny Valentine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 7.99

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Miles Davis featuring John ColtraneMiles Davis Quintet With John Coltrane In Copenhagen 1960 (with bonus track) ... CD
In Crowd (Spain), 1960/1963. Used ... $4.99
Great live material from one of the most important pairings in modern jazz – recorded during the last months that John Coltrane was working with the Miles Davis Quintet! Davis and Coltrane are working here on a live date from Copenhagen in March of 1960 – playing on 3 long tunes that really let both players open up and unfold in their own unique solo explorations. Titles are all familiar ones from the Davis book – "So What", "All Blues", and "On Green Dolphin Street" – but the extended renditions offer more than a few surprises that make them well worth having. Plus, added to these is one more additional track from 1963 – featuring George Coleman on tenor instead of Coltrane, plus Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – playing "Milestones" on a live date in Juan-les-Pins. CD

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Slide HamptonSister Salvation ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $6.99
One of Slide Hampton's first albums – and a massively hard-wailing set that will make any doubters sit up and take notice! The set really packs a punch – as Slide leads a hip group that features Freddie Hubbard, Richard Williams, Bernard McKinney, and George Coleman through some tightly woven arrangements that manage to swing with the grace of small combo work, yet wail with the intensity of a big band. Great solos pop out all over the set – and there's a soul jazz groove that makes the album sound like a classic Prestige session. Titles include "Asseveration", "Hi Fly", "Sister Salvation", and "A Little Night Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $2.99
A brilliant album – and real turning point for Herbie Hancock! After first coming onto the scene as the soul jazz hero between Blue Note funky classics like "Watermelon Man" or "Blind Man, Blind Man" – Herbie emerges here as a concerned modernist with a strand of spirituality that runs deeper than previously expressed. The key track in this vision is his brilliant modal number "Maiden Voyage" – one of those tunes that sounded totally fresh immediately, and which was picked up by many others as a jazz anthem during the 60s. The rest of the album's equally great – and features George Coleman on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all making for a very hip lineup that really lets Herbie open up stylistically! Other titles include "Dolphin Dance", "Little One", and an original version of "Survival Of The Fittest". CD
Also available Maiden Voyage ... LP 99.99

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Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good ... $99.99
A brilliant album – and real turning point for Herbie Hancock! After first coming onto the scene as the soul jazz hero between Blue Note funky classics like "Watermelon Man" or "Blind Man, Blind Man" – Herbie emerges here as a concerned modernist with a strand of spirituality that runs deeper than previously expressed. The key track in this vision is his brilliant modal number "Maiden Voyage" – one of those tunes that sounded totally fresh immediately, and which was picked up by many others as a jazz anthem during the 60s. The rest of the album's equally great – and features George Coleman on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all making for a very hip lineup that really lets Herbie open up stylistically! Other titles include "Dolphin Dance", "Little One", and an original version of "Survival Of The Fittest". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp, including the 27 Years Of Blue Note inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and some small light stains on back.)
Also available Maiden Voyage ... CD 2.99

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Wynton KellyLive At The Left Bank Jazz Society – Baltimore, 1968 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1968. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Not one of the original Vee Jay albums recorded by pianist Wynton Kelly – but a really sweet set that has him stretching out in a live setting recorded by Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society in 1968! Wynton's trio – with Ron McClure on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – is joined by the great George Coleman on tenor, who really gets a great opportunity to stretch out on the album's long tracks. The 2CD set features all of the concert, with some tracks that run upwards of 20 minutes, and which show that Coleman had a richly inventive solo talent at this point. Titles include "Unit 7", "On The Trail", "Mr PC", and "On A Clear Day". CD

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Guy LafitteDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Corps Et Ame ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1978. Used ... $16.99
A great 70s session from one of the best French saxophonists of the time – deep-voiced Guy Lafitte, one of the few European players to match the soul and range of American giants like Coleman Hawkins or Sonny Stitt! Lafitte's got an effortless sense of confidence on his instrument – a way of handling the tenor that makes the instrument come alive with personal expression, in a rare manner that arises with only a rare breed of player, like Sonny Rollins or Tubby Hayes. And like both of them, Lafitte's got a way of skirting the obvious – never going for the easy moment, but instead creating a rich space of his own to work from, a quality that really shines through in this set. Of course, it helps that Guy's got some of his best rhythm backing ever – from a trio that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and JC Heard on drums. Titles include "One For The Bean", "Bonsoir Jolie Madam", "Michel", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "Body & Soul". CD features 2 bonus tracks not on the original album – "Stuffy" and "Smuggler's Cave". CD
(Out of print.)

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Booker LittleBooker Little & Friend ... CD
Bethlehem/Avenue, 1961. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death – and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! There's a sharp, angular groove to many of the numbers here – that mix of modern and hardbop that was cresting best in the early 60s Blue Note generation – and which echoes some of the work that Little had done with Max Roach in the years before this date. The lineup's filled with great players to help Book realize his strongest musical vision – Julian Priester on trombone, George Coleman on tenor, Don Friedman on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – and although the set's issued on the sometimes-staid Bethlehem label, it's got all the sharper edges of an early 60s date on a label like Impulse or Candid! Titles include "Matilde", "Booker's Blues", "Forward Flight", and "Victory and Sorrow". This CD reissue contains 2 alternate takes, too – for a total of 9 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print 1994 pressing.)

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Shelly Manne2 3 4 ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
A surprisingly great Shelly Manne album from the early 60s – one that follows a format that has Shelly playing in duo format ("2"), trio ("3"), and quartet ("4") – hence the title! The duo track is incredible – a spare duet with Coleman Hawkins called "Me & Some Drums" – improvised between Manne and Hawkins, stretching for 6 minutes, with a sound that's a high point in the career of both players! The trio work features Shelly with Eddie Costa on vibes and piano and George Duvivier on bass – and the quartet sides bring Hawkins back, alongside Hank Jones' piano and more bass by Duvivier. The whole thing's great – as much for Hawkins as it is for Manne – and titles include "The Sicks Of Us", "Slowly", "Take The A Train", "Lean On Me", and "Me & Some Drums". CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Jack McDuffChange Is Gonna Come ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A sweet Atlantic soul groover from Brother Jack McDuff – and a set that has him tightening up his Hammond sound from his earlier years at Prestige Records! The tunes here are short and punched-up – almost instrumental soul numbers in their construction, but still filled with plenty of jazz – thanks to Jack's mad solos on organ, and some killer drums from Joe Dukes and Bernard Purdie! Other players include George Coleman on tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Buddy Lucas on baritone sax – and arrangements are by JJ Jackson and Jack himself. Titles include "Hotcha", "Down In the Valley", "Same Old Same Old", "No Tears", "What'd I Say", "Gonna Hang Me Up A Sign", and "Minha Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Record and cover are nice!)

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Howard McGheeSharp Edge ... CD
Black Lion, 1961. Used ... $7.99
An obscure Howard McGhee session, but a great one! The 1961 session was recorded during Maggie's great comeback years – at a time when he was doing some great work for labels that included Bethlehem, Contemporary, and United Artists. The spirit of this set is similar to those – sort of an easy-going blend of light bop with some of the gentler swinging tones that McGhee was putting into his horn at the time. The quintet on the set features George Coleman on tenor, Junior Mance on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the whole thing's got an easygoing mellow feel that we really like a lot. Titles include "The Sharp Edge", "Cool", "Shades Of Blue", "Arabee", and "My Delight". CD features some bonus alternate takes, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusSomething Like A Bird ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Lee MorganCity Lights (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $12.99
One of Lee Morgan's most sparkling sessions from the early years – a record that already shows a sense of depth and imagination that would take Lee way beyond simple hardbop solo work! There's a sensitivity here that owes something of a debt to Clifford Brown, yet which is much more modernist overall – touched, no doubt, by a set list that features tunes by Gigi Gryce and Benny Golson, and played in a spirit that's similar to the blend of soul jazz and modernism that both of those players were carving out at the time. Morgan's bandmates for the record include George Coleman on tenor and alto, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Ray Bryant on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all in tight formation, but with a sense of relaxed and easy flow that's rare, even in a Blue Note of this vintage! Titles include "You're Mine You", "Just By Myself", "Kin Folks", "City Lights", and "Tempo De Waltz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Max RoachConversations (Speak, Brother, Speak/Deeds, Not Words) ... LP
Fantasy, 1958/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Nice Prestige 2-fer from the 70s that brings together 2 great albums. Speak, Brother, Speak is solid righteous jazz from the Max Roach of the 60s – recorded at a time when the player was really breaking away from his straighter hardbop roots, and delving deeper into more freely soulful jazz expression! It features 2 long tracks – each a side apiece – played by Max with a quartet that includes Clifford Jordan on tenor, Eddie Khan on bass, and Mal Waldron on piano. Jordan really takes off on the album – demonstrating a great ability for long blowing and creative exploration that was only hinted at on his other studio sessions at the time, and which really points the way towards some of his freer-thinking records of the 70s. Waldron is great too – bringing in some nicely darker colors that really help to round out the sound. Titles include "Speak Brother Speak" and "A Variation". Deeds, Not Words is another classic Max Roach session, from a bit earlier in 1958, with Booker Little, George Coleman, Art Davis, and Ray Draper. The album's got a couple of great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds, Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", which is one of those tracks that you know you've heard, but can never recognize. Also included is "Conversation", a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words (second cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(60s ABC/Riverside stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Max RoachMany Sides Of Max ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A great record – and one that's a lot more unified than the title might make you think! The set has Max post-Clifford Brown, post-the hardbop group that followed Brown, in his more searching soulful mode, playing with some steller younger talents like Booker Little, George Coleman, Julian Priester, and Art Davis. The writing on the album's impeccable – and the set features a version of an early Muhal Richard Abrams composition, "Lepa", plus Bill Lee's "Connie's Bounce", and Roach's own "A Little Sweet", and "Tympanalli". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label broadcast pressing with deep groove. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Max RoachMax Roach + 4 At Newport ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Incredible material from Max's "plus 4" group that included Ray Draper, George Coleman, Booker Little, and Art Davis! The band at the time was forging a haunting mix of hardbop and lyrical modernism, and was driven by Max's progressive vision and rich talent for selecting just the right players for just the right moments. This Newport set by the group is far better than most of the other late 50s Newport snoozers, and it catches them playing some nicely open-ended versions of tracks like Kenny Dorham's "Villa", Booker Little's "Minor Mode", and Eddie Vinson's "Tune Up". Also features a nice extended version of "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove, including the original EmArcy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP
Mercury, 1957/1958. Very Good+ ... $23.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's a lot more going on here than just a bop revival mode. Players include Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, and George Coleman – and the album's got that Prestige Records feel from the late 50s, similar to some of Mobley's own work for that label at the time. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Confirmation", "Koko", "Billie's Bounce", and "Au Privave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a few light surface marks from the old inner sleeve, but this is a nice copy overall. Cover has light wear on the top spine, but is nice too.)

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Sonny RollinsWorktime! ... CD
Prestige, 1955. Used ... $4.99
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many decades running! There's a depth of tone on the record that rivals Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young – but a quickness of pace and imagination that shows a clear influence from Charlie Parker, and a deftness that few were bringing to the tenor at the time. The rhythm section here is super tight – and features Ray Bryant on piano, George Morrow on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all supporting Rollins' bold lead with lines that bristle with electricity, but still often fall back to let the sound of the tenor envelop the whole group. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "Paradox", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Worktime! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Sonny RollinsWorktime! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. Used ... $14.99
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many decades running! There's a depth of tone on the record that rivals Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young – but a quickness of pace and imagination that shows a clear influence from Charlie Parker, and a deftness that few were bringing to the tenor at the time. The rhythm section here is super tight – and features Ray Bryant on piano, George Morrow on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all supporting Rollins' bold lead with lines that bristle with electricity, but still often fall back to let the sound of the tenor envelop the whole group. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "Paradox", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Out of print, K2/20-bit remaster, with purple graphics instead of green – still sealed with obi and original Japanese hype sticker!)
Also available Worktime! ... CD 4.99

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Archie SheppBlue Ballads ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... About March 18, 2020
Blue blowing from Archie Shepp – a great set of ballads from later years, recorded at a time when Shepp had stepped back inside considerably from his styles of the past – but still brought a great depth of soul to his recordings! The tunes here are mostly familiar numbers, but Archie blows them with a tone and timing that's amazing – an approach that's almost comparable to the late years of Coleman Hawkins, at least for its understated brilliance. Other group members are great too – and include John Hicks on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – the last of whom is wonderfully restrained on the date. Titles include "More Than You Know", "Little Girl Blue", "Blue & Sentimental", "If I Should Lose You", and "Alone Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithSermon! ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the Jimmy Smith "jam session" Blue Notes, with a large group that includes Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, George Coleman, Tina Brooks, and Art Blakey – nearly all of whom take long solos and dig deep to compete with each other. 3 long tracks, "The Sermon", "JOS", and "Flamingo" – and a hard-wailing, jam session, cutting contest, blowing session feel all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing, with RVG stamp and ear. Cover has several pieces of yellowed tape holding the bottom seam.)

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Charles TolliverImpact (Strata East) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... About April 1, 2020
One of a few large group sessions recorded by Charles Tolliver during his years on Strata East – and an amazingly spiritual effort that really brings together the best strands of sounds running through the underground at the time! The format's a bit similar to Tolliver's previous Music Inc big band album for Strata, released 5 years before – with lots of strong lead action from Charles on trumpet, and Stanley Cowell on piano. But this time around, the larger group seems to be more fully integrated into the tunes – there not just to support the soloists, but to rise up with a full, proud sense of majesty that's really amazing. Other players include Cecil McBee and Reggie Workman on basses, Billy Parker and Warren Smith on percussion, Jon Faddis and Jimmy Owens on trumpets, John Gordon and Garnet Brown on trombones, and Charles McPherson, George Coleman, Harold Vick, and Charles Davis on saxes! Titles include great versions of the Tolliver classics "Plight" and "Impact" – plus "Mother Wit", "Lynnsome", and "Grand Max". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion 1 ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1975. Used ... $14.99
A seminal work in the development of the career of Cedar Walton – the formation of his excellent Eastern Rebellion ensemble, a group that became a platform for soul jazz expression for the next two decades! The group on this set features George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working in territory that Walton and Clifford Jordan were exploring heavily at the time – long, drawn-out soul jazz tunes – frequently built upon modal rhythms, and touched with traces of post-Coltrane blowing. The key factor, though, is that the work's never too outside, never too overindulgent – just hard-swinging soul jazz, in a 70s expression of the older Blue Note ideal! Titles include "Bolivia", "5/4 Thing", "Mode For Joe", and "Naima". CD
(Out of print.)

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Reuben WilsonLove Bug ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $18.99
Heavy funk from Reuben Wilson – one of the last great organ players to emerge from the 60s Hammond scene, and one of the hardest hitting cats at Blue Note during the funk years of the label! The album's a tight one all the way through – performed with a combo that has Idris Muhammad playing some nice snapping drums, plus Grant Green on guitar, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and George Coleman on bass. Includes the funky cuts "Hot Rod" and "Love Bug", plus other groovers like "Back Out" and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me". Plus, this CD reissue also features the bonus cut "Hold On, I'm Coming"! CD
(Out of print, original Rare Groove CD pressing.)

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Young Men From MemphisDown Home Reunion ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
It's a little-known fact that Memphis had a huge influence on the sound of late 50s/early 60s soul jazz – probably because most of the city's best players had to leave and go either to Chicago or New York to make their name. This set's a great reminder of that fact, as it brings together an important batch of players, most of them only freshly departed from Memphis at the time of the session – an assemblage that includes Frank Strozier, Phineas Newborn, Booker Little, Louis Smith, George Coleman, and Calvin Newborn. The tracks are long open-ended blowing session tunes – very different than the usual format for just about every player involved, which also makes for quite a striking record. Titles include very long takes on "Blue N Boogie", "Star Eyes", "After Hours", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing. Cover has some light aging, mostly near the top.)

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✨✧ Roy BrooksFree Slave ... LP
Muse, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album – and one of the underground soul jazz classics of the 70s! The album's also one of the few ever cut as a leader by drummer Roy Brooks – one of the hippest players on the Detroit scene back in the day, working here with a great lineup that includes Woody Shaw, George Coleman, and Cecil McBee. The album has a very different feel than most other work on Muse at the time – much more like an album on Strata East – majestically spiraling out with a spiritual soul jazz groove, on four extended tracks that include "The Free Slave", "Understanding", and "Will Pan's Walk". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles Davis featuring John ColtraneMiles Davis Quintet With John Coltrane In Copenhagen 1960 (with bonus track) ... LP
In Crowd (Spain), 1960/1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great live material from one of the most important pairings in modern jazz – recorded during the last months that John Coltrane was working with the Miles Davis Quintet! Davis and Coltrane are working here on a live date from Copenhagen in March of 1960 – playing on 3 long tunes that really let both players open up and unfold in their own unique solo explorations. Titles are all familiar ones from the Davis book – "So What", "All Blues", and "On Green Dolphin Street" – but the extended renditions offer more than a few surprises that make them well worth having. Plus, added to these is one more additional track from 1963 – featuring George Coleman on tenor instead of Coltrane, plus Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – playing "Milestones" on a live date in Juan-les-Pins. LP, Vinyl record album
(2012 issue.)
Also available Miles Davis Quintet With John Coltrane In Copenhagen 1960 (with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Keno Duke/ContemporariesCrest Of The Wave ... LP
Trident, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record from the hip spiritual drummer Keno Duke – one that was done after his two famous Strata East albums – but which we'd rank right up there with those classics! The group is great – George Coleman's on tenor, Frank Strozier's on alto and flute, Lisle Atkinson's on bass, and Harold Mabern's playing piano – with all the grace and lyricism that he could bring to a recording. The band swings in a beautiful soulful modal groove, and the set's got some wonderful originals like "Some Other Time", "Little D", "Uschi", and "Chateau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing. Label has a small amount of pen, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Slide HamptonTwo Sides Of Slide Hampton ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few truly strong and original jazz LPs on the Charlie Parker label – and one of the best early sides by Slide! Despite a hokey title and cover image, the record really has a lot going on – and shows Slide stretching out as an arranger from his days at Atlantic. Side one features the extended "Cloister" dance suite – a 4 part work composed and arranged by Slide, showing his more expansive approach to jazz, one that he'd realize more strongly in European settings of the 60s and 70s. Players include Willie Thomas, Hobart Dotson, Benjamin Jacobs-El, and George Coleman – and the piece comes off wonderfully, very hip, but still swinging and soulful. Side two features shorter numbers – all Gershwin, like "Summertime", "I Loves You Porgy", "It Ain't Necessarily So", and "Bess You Is My Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy first pressing – black label, deep groove, and high-gloss cover!)

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✨✧ Slide Hampton OctetSomethin' Sanctified ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sanctified, indeed – and just the kind of record to show why Slide Hampton was unlike any of his trombone-playing contemporaries! The set's got a tightness and punch that's really unique – not the compact quality of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding, but also not the hardbop of Curtis Fuller either – instead king of a rousing approach to jazz trombone that really makes Hampton the kind of the soul jazz approach to the instrument! Slide's working here with a cool octet that has the focus of a group half their size – a really well-chosen lineup of young, hip players that includes George Coleman on tenor sax, Hobart Dotson and Richard Williams on trumpets, Larry Ridley on bass, and additional trombone from a y oung Charles Greenlee! Titles include "El Sino", "Ow", "Milestones", and the stormin' title cut "Somethin Sanctified". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Booker LittleBooker Little 4 & Max Roach ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group – given that in addition to Little's trumpet, the set also features George Coleman on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Art Davis on bass! All arrangements were done by Little – making the album a real showcase of that bold vision in jazz that was taken from us all too soon – and titles include "Milestones", "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Booker LittleBooker Little 4 & Max Roach ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group – given that in addition to Little's trumpet, the set also features George Coleman on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Art Davis on bass! All arrangements were done by Little – making the album a real showcase of that bold vision in jazz that was taken from us all too soon – and titles include "Milestones", "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Toshiba pressing, LBJ-60059, including the insert.)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanToday ... LP
Perception, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Perhaps not considered as classic as some of his earlier sides, this album recorded for Perception in the early 70s proves that Johnny was capable of stretching his bag, and not just a play-it-safe interpreter of syrupy ballads. Like a lot of the jazz recordings on Perception at the time (by the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Shirley Horn), this set's got an edge you wouldn't expect – with some very hip arrangements overall that really sound great – performed by a quartet that includes George Coleman on tenor and Herman Foster on piano. The set features interpretations of material that range from brilliant, to daring but off-track – and titles include "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Didn't We", "Summer Wind", and "Betcha By Golly Wow". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elvin JonesTime Capsule ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real standout in the 70s catalog of Elvin Jones – for a number of key reasons! First up, the set's got more of an electric vibe than usual – thanks to Fender Rhodes from Kenny Barron and guitar from Ryo Kawasaki, who really help shape the sound of the set! Second, production is by Ed Bland – who does a masterful job of blending soul, spirit, and harder-edged jazz modes – on tunes that often have a nice modal vibe at the core! The group also features excellent alto work from Bunky Green – who really sparkles strongly throughout, and who also wrote more than half the material on the album. Guests include Frank Wess on flute, Frank Foster on soprano, and George Coleman on tenor – and titles include "Frost Bite", "Digital Display", "Moon Dance", "Time Capsule", and "Spacing". CD

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✨✧ Louis SmithJust Friends ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A strong return to form for trumpeter Louis Smith – emerging here in the late 70s with a wonderfully fluid sound! Smith's trumpet and flugelhorn work are very much in the spirit of the recordings he and his soul jazz contemporaries made for Blue Note back in the late 50s and early 60s – but the nature of the session also brings in some more open touches to the tunes, especially in the rhythm section. Smith is joined by George Coleman on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, Jamil Nasser on bass, and Ray Mosca on drums – and a number of the tunes on the set are originals, with titles that include "Blues For Jimmy", "Lulu", "Vaughn's Bounce", "Minor Bit", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled.)

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✨✧ John Carter & Bobby BradfordFlight For Four ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spectacular work from one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time – the legendary John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet – quite possibly the hippest thing going in the LA scene of the late 60s! The group includes Carter on alto and tenor, Bradford on trumpet – working together in these amazing lines that have both players running off together in a style that's free, but often quite rhythmic – spurred on to move past the new freedoms unlocked by the Ornette Coleman group a few years before! Yet the vibe here is very different than Ornette, too – given the bold, righteous power that comes through in the voices of both players – working here at a level that seems to blow away just about anything else going on in the American avant garde at the time. The group has just two more players to round out its amazing sound – Tom Williamson on bass, and Bruz Freeman (brother of Von and George!) on drums – and all tracks are long and free, yet also fragile and intimate – with an almost painterly sense of beauty and emotion that stands in stark contrast to much of the avant work of the time coming out of the east coast. Titles include "Domino", "Abstractions For Three Lovers", "Woman", and "The Second Set". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Prime post-Coltrane material from Elvin Jones – featuring his "power trio" style of operation, with one great sax player out front, and Jones kicking it in the back with the bass player! In this case, the sax player is George Coleman – who's really finding a voice of his own in these late 60s years, and really makes the most of the extended space of the album to stretch out, soar, and show off his ever-growing talent for a powerful solo! Wilbur Little is on bass, playing nice round warm notes to offset Jones' edgey playing – and the group's joined by trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson on one track – who brings in a soulful edge that's mighty nice. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Laura", "Mister Jones", and "By George". CD

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✨✧ Fats WallerSwingin The Organ With Fats Waller (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Eight tracks from organist Waller recorded in various places and performed with a variety of musicians such as Gene Sedric on tenor sax, Bill Coleman on trumpet, George Chisholm on trombone and Slick Jones on drums, among others. Tracks include "Mamacita", "Swinga-Dilla Street", "Don't Try Your Jive On Me", "I Repent", "Come Down To Earth, My Angel", "Pantin' In The Panther Room", "I Believe In Miracles", and "Let's Get Away From It All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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