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Miles Davis & Gil EvansComplete Columbia Studio Recordings – Miles Davis & Gil Evans (6CD box set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s. Used 6 CDs & Book ... $39.99
Heavenly sounds from these two musical masters – all their classic albums, and lots of bonus material too! CD
(Out of print original pressing with textured box & engraved, golden metal hinge.)

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Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Pacific/Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note Tone Poet Series – 2019 remaster on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Gil Evans & The Monday Night OrchestraLive At Sweet Basil ... LP
Gramavision, 1986. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
Featuring George Adams on tenor, Chris Hunter on alto, Tom Malone on trombone, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Pete Levin on synthesizer, Mark Egan on bass, Adam Nussbaum on drums, Mino Cinelu on percussion – and trumpet players Lew Soloff, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Shunzo Ohno, and Miles Evans. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)

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Gil Evans, Jerry Dammers, & OthersAbsolute Beginners (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1986. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning its ears back in time – to a pre-mod era of the late 50s, which is the setting for Colin MacInnes original novel used for the film – portrayed here in a pastiche of vocal and instrumental songs that often have a fair bit of classic touches! Gil Evans was brought in for most of the instrumentals, and turns out some really sparkling charts that have all the charm of his best work of the 50s – and other contemporary artists do a pretty great job themselves – at least on the more jazz-based numbers. Evans numbers include versions of Charles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" and "Better Git It In Your Soul", plus his own "Va Va Vaoom" – and the better jazzy tunes includes the excellent "Killer Blow" by Sade, plus "Have You Ever Had It Blue" by The Style Council, "That's Motivation" and "Absolute Beginners" by David Bowie, "Rodrigo Bay" by Working Week, "Selling Out" by Slim Gaillard, and "Riot City" by Jerry Dammers. 2LP UK version – with much more instrumental music than the American version! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gil EvansOut Of The Cool ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC/Impulse pressing.)

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✨✧ Gil EvansSvengali ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great example of the way that Gil Evans really opened up his groove in the 70s – moving here way way past the cool jazz and third stream of earlier years – into a soulful style that's far groovier than might be expected! Part of the strength of the set is because of the players – as Gil's working with a group of younger soul jazz and spiritual soloists that include Ted Dunbar, Billy Harper, and Hannibal Marvin Peterson – as well as the older soul modernist Richard Williams. But there's also some other specifically Evans-like touches to the record that stand out – like Gil's stark notes on acoustic piano and his lighter work on the electric keys – plus a bit of inventive synthesizer from David Horowitz, who makes a few tracks really crackle with energy. Tracks include "Zee Zee", "Blues In Orbit", "Cry Of Hunger", and "Thoroughbred" – the latter two of which are lovely compositions by Billy Harper! CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Gil Evans, Jerry Dammers, & OthersAbsolute Beginners (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1986. New Copy 2CD (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning its ears back in time – to a pre-mod era of the late 50s, which is the setting for Colin MacInnes original novel used for the film – portrayed here in a pastiche of vocal and instrumental songs that often have a fair bit of classic touches! Gil Evans was brought in for most of the instrumentals, and turns out some really sparkling charts that have all the charm of his best work of the 50s – and other contemporary artists do a pretty great job themselves – at least on the more jazz-based numbers. Evans numbers include versions of Charles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" and "Better Git It In Your Soul", plus his own "Va Va Vaoom" – and the better jazzy tunes includes the excellent "Killer Blow" by Sade, plus "Have You Ever Had It Blue" by The Style Council, "That's Motivation" and "Absolute Beginners" by David Bowie, "Rodrigo Bay" by Working Week, "Selling Out" by Slim Gaillard, and "Riot City" by Jerry Dammers. CD
Also available Absolute Beginners (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Gil EvansIndividualism of Gil Evans ... CD
Verve (UK), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Although Gil Evans is probably best remembered for his work behind Miles Davis, the albums he cut on his own are actually even more interesting, and feature a far-reaching conception of modern jazz, executed by Evans, and some of the top players of his day. This great album from 1964 features a host of wonderful musicians – including Steve Lacy, Eric Dolphy, Johnny Coles, and Wayne Shorter. The set includes mostly original compositions by Evans, like "Las Vegas Tango", "El Toreador", "Flute Song", and "Hotel Me" – all of them a shimmering blend of free solos and tightly composed orchestral passages, filled with rich colors and shades of warm imagination! Plus, this CD also includes a huge amount of extra tracks, either unreleased, or longer versions – including "Time Of The Barracudas", "Spoofull", "Nothing Like You", and "Proclamation"! CD

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✨✧ Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available New Bottle Old Wine (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Gil EvansOut Of The Cool ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". CD
(Out of print 1986 MCA pressing.)

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✨✧ Teddy Edwards Quintet/Gil EvansSymphony Sid/Theme ... 7-inch
World Pacific, 1950s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Gil EvansOut Of The Cool ... LP
Impulse (Czech Republic), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Ran Blake & Andrew RathburnNorthern Noir ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. Used ... $12.99
This isn't the first album from pianist Ran Blake to feature the word "noir" in the title – but it's definitely a distinct set that's got a spirit that's all its own – a really beautiful meeting between the legendary modernist and tenor saxophonist Andrew Rathburn! At some level, the session reminds us of classic dates in this format – like meetings between Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand, or Gil Evans and Steve Lacy – but there's a slightly different spirit here, as the songs are relatively short – less long explorations of improvisational space, than they are these crisp statements by the artists paired together – each very individual in sound, but with a unified vision as they make their way through a rich array of themes from many sources. Titles include "Dr Mabuse The Gambler", "The Wild One", "Midnight Sun", "Strange Fruit", "Streetcar Named Desire", "Vertigo", "For Wayne", "Judy", and "Of The Little North Wind". CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisComplete Birth Of The Cool ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
Legendary early work from trumpeter Miles Davis – late 40s sessions for Capitol Records that are completely different than the bop material he was cutting with Charlie Parker and on his own! Instead, these sides have Miles working with a complex, more arranged style – built up with a young Gil Evans, in a mode that prefaces the later famous recordings the pair would make in the late 50s for Columbia. Here, the tracks are shorter, but beautifully blend bop ideas with fuller arrangements – and Davis blows alongside other key young modernists in a variety of larger groups – with work from Lee Konitz on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, and Kenny Clarke and Max Roach on drums. Mulligan contributed plenty, too – his ideas on an overall sound definitely helped shape these sides – and the record's go on to legendary status – even though it's very different than most other Miles Davis from the time. Titles include "Godchild", "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". This "complete" package follows up the core tracks with live material recorded at the Royal Roost, even before the original studio sessions – in a group that features Mike Zwerin on trombone with Konitz, Mulligan, Lewis, and Roach – plus a bit of vocals from Kenny Pacho Hagood. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Moon Dreams", "S'Il Vou Plait", "Move", "Birth Of The Cool Theme", "Godchild", and "Budo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Live material on LP here for the first time ever!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Ahead (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1957. Used ... $2.99
A masterful meeting of two 50s modern jazz talents – the trumpet of Miles Davis balanced with the arrangements of Gil Evans – with results that have made the album one of Miles' greatest ever! The sound here is completely sublime – as Davis gets all chromatic and spooky over Evans' edgey arrangements – shimmering nicely in a perfect blend of modernism and lighter, more lyrical touches. The record's filled with loads of the kind of solos that Miles brought to his smaller group records – but they almost flower even more amazingly here in the larger setting. Titles include "Springsville", "Blues For Pablo", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "Miles Ahead". This is the record that your dad bought to prove that he was cool – so buy it from us and keep up the family tradition! Features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisPorgy & Bess ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Way more than just a simple version of work from Porgy & Bess – and instead, a key collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans – done with a sound that really transforms the tunes! True, the work here is all based on George Gershwin's original compositions – but through his inventively modern arrangements, Gil Evans really pushes the familiar numbers to a whole new place – and Miles glides over the top with some especially shimmering solos! Titles include "Summertime", "The Buzzard Song", "I Loves You, Porgy", and "Fishermen, Strawberry, & Devil Crab". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Miles DavisPorgy & Bess (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1958. Used Gatefold ... $27.99
Way more than just a simple version of work from Porgy & Bess – and instead, a key collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans – done with a sound that really transforms the tunes! True, the work here is all based on George Gershwin's original compositions – but through his inventively modern arrangements, Gil Evans really pushes the familiar numbers to a whole new place – and Miles glides over the top with some especially shimmering solos! Titles include "Summertime", "The Buzzard Song", "I Loves You, Porgy", and "Fishermen, Strawberry, & Devil Crab". CD
(Limited numbered hybrid SACD edition.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special mono version – pressed up on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerMagnificent Charlie Parker ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
A classic early album from Charlie Parker on Verve – and one that may well support one of the strangest cover illustrations ever done by the great David Stone Martin! The image of a bird-headed Parker blowing alto is more than compelling enough – but inside, the music is even better – pulled from a variety of different early Parker sessions for Norman Granz – showing some of the real early strengths of his sound! Titles include group material with quartet material with Miles Davis on trumpet, Walter Bishop on piano, and Max Roach on drums – on the titles "Au Privave", "Why Do I Love You", "KC Blues", "She Rote", and "Star Eyes". There's also two great tracks with larger arrangements by Gil Evans and voices by Dave Lambert – "Old Folks" and "In The Still Of The Night" – and a few more with trumpeter Red Rodney and pianist John Lewis – "Blues For Alice", "Lover Man", and "Si Si". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene QuillFour Classic Albums Plus (Pairing Off/Four Altos/Phil & Quill/Phil Talks With Quill (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1956/1957/1959. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Features key collaborations with Phil Woods – plus work with Manny Albam, Mundell Lowe, and Gil Evans. CD
(Sealed.)

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✨✧ Lucy ReedThis Is Lucy Reed ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Striking modern work from jazz singer Lucy Reed – no surprise, though, given that arrangements here are by the likes of Gil Evans, George Russell, and Eddie Higgins! Reed's got a beautiful sense of tone – a clarity that comes through right away, but which is never miscast in these modern settings as it might be in a more commercial jazz date – which could pitch Lucy right into some too-sentimental fare. Instead, the tunes usually have a moody sort of glow – all the sadness of more familiar jazz singers of the time, but given a colder steel edge that we really love. Titles include "Love For Sale", "A Trout No Doubt", "Born To Blow The Blues", "This Is New", "No Moon At All", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Lucky To Be Me", and "There He Goes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mike WestbrookRelease ... LP
Deram/Audio Clarity (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A rarity from 1968 – Mike Westbrook's 2nd album, and a seminal work in the development of his messed-up large group style. On the outside, this is a big band recording, featuring a lineup of great Brit players that includes John Surman, Mike Osborne, Paul Rutherford, and others. Yet although Westbrook has clearly been influenced by modern large group arrangers like Gil Evans and Mingus, he's also throwing in a lot of New York avant ideas here, mixed with some of the brilliant cultural crossover styles that were brewing in London at the time. The record's tough to describe, but it's got an amazing mix of styles that rumbles through a range of material that includes originals like "The Few", "We Salute You", and "Take Me Back" – plus odd covers like "Sugar", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Lover Man". An amazing extended journey that never lets up for a second! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAtlantic Jazz – Post Bop ... CD
Atlantic, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
Music from the Teddy Charles Tentet, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh, Sonny Rollins & the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Jazz Modes, John Coltrane, the Slide Hampton Octet, Von Freeman, Freddie Hubbard & Gil Evans. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBest Big Band Jazz – Classics From The 1950s (10CD box set) ... CD
Intense (Germany), 1950s. Used 10CD ... $19.99
Not your usual public domain compilation of random big band tracks but actually a sweet collection of twenty orchestra and large groups albums by Billy Taylor, Art Farmer, Gil Evans, Louis Bellson, Stan Kenton, Marty Paich, Count Basie, Pete Rugolo, Duke Ellington, George Russell, and others. Yes, the packaging is a little skimpy, but the music is great! CD

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VariousImpulse Collection – The Best Of Impulse Vol 1 ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Includes Pharoah Sanders, Gil Evans, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Quincy Jones, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Ahmad Jamal, Oliver Nelson, Art Blakey, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sparkling live work from Miles Davis – and a set that captures both sides of his talents on Columbia at the time! Half the material features a smoking quintet – with Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the other half of the date features a larger orchestra led by Gil Evans – in the modern mode that make the Miles/Evans collaborations sound so great on some of the pair's studio records! Together, the material offers up a beautiful live portrait of Davis' early 60s genius – allowed a bit more space to roam in the live setting, on titles that include "So What", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "No Blues" – all taken at a bit of a faster clip than in the studio, as Miles was wont to do in a live performance! LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)
Also available Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing, in a blue border cover with promo stamp.)
Also available Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Miles Davis with Bob DoroughBlue Christmas/Devil May Care ... 7-inch
Columbia/Legacy, 1962. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary Christmas jazz tune from Miles Davis, producer-arranger Gil Evans and his Orchestra, and bebop vocalist Bob Dorough! Dorough's vocals work as a pretty sharp critique of crass Christmas commercialism, which is of course as relevant today as ever – as is the artistry of Miles, Gil and the band. Their version of Dorough's classic "Devil May Care" is on the flip. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimTerra Brasilis ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty great sounds from the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim – an album cut a bit later than his bossa years, but with a darkly sophisticated sound that's pretty darn compelling! The album features larger orchestrations by Claus Ogerman, and in a way, it's similar to the Jobim album on Decca from 1973 (aka Maita Pere) – in that it's got all the simple elements of Jobim's earlier bossa scoring, flushed out into moodier orchestral forms that we'd rank right up there with the modernist work of Gil Evans or Duke Ellington. A few cuts have a breezier sparer sound, and you'll hear English versions of some older bossa tunes. Titles include "Dreamer", "Canta Mais", "Olha Maria", "Wave", "Two Kites", "This Happy Madness", "Song Of The Sabia", "Estrada Do Sol", "Voce Vai Ver", "Off Key", and "Triste". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker and a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterEtcetera ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't let the title fool you, as the album's hardly an "etcetera" – not some run-on work from Wayne Shorter, but a real lost cooker from his 60s Blue Note years! The record's got a very sharp-edged quartet sound – a bit modern and edgey at times, with sharp tenor lines from Shorter, piano from Herbie Hancock, bass from Cecil McBee, and drums from Joe Chambers. Wayne recorded the date in 1965, but the material wasn't issued by Blue Note until 15 years later – a delay that somehow made the whole thing even more of a gem, especially at a time when Shorter wasn't blowing this strongly on record. Tracks include four originals "Toy Tune", "Penelope", "Etcetera", and "Barracudas" – plus the Gil Evans number "Barracudas (General Assembly)". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing. Promo sticker on booklet, mark through barcode, promo stamp on disc.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Giants Play Irving Berlin – Soft Lights & Sweet Music ... CD
Prestige, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Zoot Sims, Art Tatum, Joe Pass, Sonny Rollins, Gil Evans, Billy Taylor, Elmo Hope, Hank Crawford, Red Garland, Blue Mitchell, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, and Dizzy Gillespie. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ran Blake & Andrew RathburnNorthern Noir ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This isn't the first album from pianist Ran Blake to feature the word "noir" in the title – but it's definitely a distinct set that's got a spirit that's all its own – a really beautiful meeting between the legendary modernist and tenor saxophonist Andrew Rathburn! At some level, the session reminds us of classic dates in this format – like meetings between Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand, or Gil Evans and Steve Lacy – but there's a slightly different spirit here, as the songs are relatively short – less long explorations of improvisational space, than they are these crisp statements by the artists paired together – each very individual in sound, but with a unified vision as they make their way through a rich array of themes from many sources. Titles include "Dr Mabuse The Gambler", "The Wild One", "Midnight Sun", "Strange Fruit", "Streetcar Named Desire", "Vertigo", "For Wayne", "Judy", and "Of The Little North Wind". CD
Also available Northern Noir ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisSorcerer (original master recording) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Another bold new direction for the legendary Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that has some of the angular styles of earlier albums, but also a bit more of the flowing grace to come in the electric years! A key illustration of this is the leadoff track "Prince Of Darkness" – which has a fluid sensibility that still never fails to floor us, even all these many decades later! The rest of the tracks are equally great – even when subtle – and by this point, the group of Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams were well earning their acclaim as one of the most groundbreaking groups in jazz. Titles include "Prince Of Darkness", "Masqualero", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "Vonetta" – plus the odd inclusion of a vocal version of "Nothing Like You" – recorded 5 years before with singer Bob Dorough and arranger Gil Evans! The tune's an odd cap to this otherwise cohesive set – but we love it plenty too, and it somehow oddly fits! CD reissue features alternate takes of the tracks "Masqualero" and "Limbo"! CD
(Numbered, limited Hybrid Super Audio CD – on Mobile Fidelity!)

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✨✧ Masabumi KikuchiKochi/Wishes ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent mid 70s Japanese fusion set, led by the Gil Evans protege Masabumi Kikuchi – with a very similar group to the one on his awesome Susto LP! The vibe isn't quite as funky on this outing – in fact it's a bit more reminiscent of Miles' spacey electric explorations – though there are some pretty hard groovin' moments should definitely appeal to fans of funky fusion. Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman play some nice coloristic lines on reeds, and Terumasa Hino is in fine form on trumpet. The rest of the group is rounded out by Reggie Lucas on guitar playing some hard choppy accompaniment to Kikuchi's synths and electric piano, Mtume on percussion, Al Foster on drums and Anthony Jackson on bass. We're especially keen on the dark and heavy "Auroral Flare", the spacious "Pacific Hushes" which opens with a beautiful line played by Hino and the set's closer "Alone". CD
(Out of print 2015 pressing, part of the East Wind Masters Collection – includes obi.)

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✨✧ George AdamsParadise Space Shuttle ... LP
Timeless, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous moment for the great George Adams as a leader – a record that won the reedman widespread attention after some key work in the bigger groups of Gil Evans and Charles Mingus! Adams is a searing, soulful player right from the start – stepping out strongly on tenor at the kickoff of the record, but also blowing some flute with this moodier, more spiritual tone that really deepens our appreciation of his talents as a musician. The rest of the group is filled with similar spiritual energy – and includes Ron Burton on piano, Don Pate on bass, Al Foster on drums, and Azzedin Weston on percussion. The style is nicely different than some of George's later work with Don Pullen – maybe a bit more straightforward, but in a great way that really unlocks his voice as a leader – and titles include "Funk A Roonie Peacock", "Metamorphosis for Mingus", "Paradise Space Shuttle", and "Intentions". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". CD
Also available Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ VariousNight & Day – The Jazz Giants Play Cole Porter ... CD
Prestige, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With music from Zoot Sims, Gil Evans, Milt Jackson, Joe Pass, Cal Tjader, Bill Evans, Art Tatum, Gene Ammons, and more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD. )
 
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Egil KapstadEpilog – Bill Evans In Memoriam ... LP
Nopa (Norway), 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Way more than just a tribute to Bill Evans in the usual trio mode – as the group here is led by Norwegian pianist Egil Kapstad, but is a quartet with Bjorn Johansen on tenor, Bjorn Alterhaug on bass, and Egil Johansen on drums – with guest vocals from Sheila Jordan, and work by a string quartet too. The set features one long composition – the beautiful "Epilog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Lenny WhiteAnomaly ... CD
Abstract Logix, 2010. Used ... $5.99
With Jimmy Herring, Nick Moroch, David Gilmore, Tom Guarna, David Bendeth, George Colligan, Bernard Wright, Donald Blackman, Vince Evans, Victor Bailey, Richie Goods, Charles Fambrough & Stanley Clarke. CD

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Phil WoodsBirds Of A Feather ... LP
Island, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Featuring Phill Woods on alto sax, Bill Goodwin on drums, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Hal Galper on piano. Titles include "Star Eyes", "Goodbye Mr Evans", "Petite Chanson", "Summer Night", "My Old Flame", and "Nica's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some edge wear.)

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Various80s Jazz Dance ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A set with an 80s cover, but one that features vintage soul jazz throughout – the kind of late 50s/early 60s material that really played big on UK club floors in the early years of Acid Jazz, thanks to work by DJs like Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge! These are all classic cuts from the US – from labels like Prestige and Chess – served up with plenty of Hammond, riffing guitar, and strong tenor lines – plus occasional vocals too. Forget the look of the package, and imagine some fantastic jazz photographs instead – alongside cuts that include "Camp Meetin" by Sam Lazar, "Moanin" by Art Blakey, "Screamin" by Jack McDuff, "Cerveza" by Boots Brown, "Somethin Strange" by Baby Face Willette, "Meetin Here" by Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant, "Blue Vibes" by Johnny Lytle, "Wade In The Water" by Johnny Griffin, "Vera" by Richard Evans, "Sack O Woe" by Ray Bryant, and "Night In Tunisia" by Buck Clarke. CD

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✨✧ Sun RaSun Song (aka Jazz By Sun Ra) ... LP
Transition/Delmark, 1956. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Sun Ra's first album as a leader – originally issued on the Transition label, but presented here in its better-known incarnation by Delmark Records! Even at this early point, Ra had a sound unlike any of his contemporaries – large group and modern, but not in a way that showed any similarities to work going on in New York or LA – a voice that was all his own, and already quite boldly stated, even in these early years! The format might be somewhat familiar – an ensemble with horns and rhythm – but the overall execution really starts to open up as the album moves on – with odd phrasings, timings, and unusual moments that live up to all the promise you might expect from Ra. Even Mingus and some of his better-known contemporaries weren't heading in these directions in the mid 50s – and the record is a proud showcase of the freedoms that players were often accorded in the less-trafficked Chicago scene of the time. Horns include Art Hoyle & Dave Young on trumpets, John Gilmore on tenor sax, Pat Patrick on baritone, Julian Priester on trombone, and James Scales on alto sax – and rhythm includes Jim Herndon on tympani, Robert Barry on drums, Wilbur Green on electric bass, and a young Richard Evans on acoustic bass! Titles include "Brainville", "Call For All Demons", "Transition", "Lullaby For Realville", "Street Named Hell", "New Horizons", "Fall Off The Long", "Possession", and "Future". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Delmark pressing with North Rockwell address in a N Lincoln cover. Vinyl appears to be translucent when held up to the light.)

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✨✧ Sun RaSun Ra Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold ... LP
Saturn/Superior Viaduct, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Landmark work from Sun Ra – a rare 1964 performance that features some very early work from Pharoah Sanders, a good deal of which is appearing here for the first time ever! The material was recorded at Judson Hall – and marks a great large venue performance by the Arkestra on the New York scene. Ra and the group recorded the set on New Year's Eve, 1964 – at a time when John Gilmore had left the Arkestra to work with Art Blakey – leaving Pharoah Sanders to come and take his place on tenor. Also noteworthy is the presence of Black Harold (Harold Murray) on flute – blowing with a dark edge alongside other group members who include Al Evans on trumpet, Teddy Nance on trombone, Marshal Allen on alto sax, Pat Patrick on baritone sax, and both Alan Silva and Ronnie Boykins on bass. The performance starts with a relatively fierce sound, but then moves into some beautifully lyrical moments – and titles include "Gods On A Safari", "The World Shadow", "Rocket Number Nine", "The Voice Of Pan", "Dawn Over Israel", and "Space Mates". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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