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✨✧ JJ JohnsonJJ! (Jazz Line) ... LP
RCA (France), 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful example of the mid-60s power of JJ Johnson – a big band session that features arrangements by JJ, Gary McFarland, and Oliver Nelson – all a very cooking mix of modernism, soul, and swing! The groups are large on all numbers, but there's plenty of room for Johnson to solo out in the lead – in a tightly-blown approach to trombone that almost comes across like a trumpet, given JJ's focus on the instrument. Other horn parts back him up lightly, but never overwhelm – and titles include "So What", "Stratusphunk", "Winter's Waif", "El Camino Real", "Stolen Moments", "Train Samba", and "Bemsha Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing)

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New Emily Jazz Orchestra/Roberto OttavianoTenor Line ... LP
103 Centotre (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A split album – with some great solo, duet, and quartet work from tenor saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano on one side – and work by the New Emily Jazz Orchestra on the other – a group that features Alfonso Ricco on tenor and soprano sax, Mario Gazzi on cornet, Romolo Grande on bass, and Paolo Panzani on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a light bump in one corner.)
 
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✨✧ Art BlakeyArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Live In Moers 1976 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Searing work from a 70s lineup of the Jazz Messengers – captured here in a nicely stretched-out live performance at the Moers Jazz Festival! The group features lots of youthful talent from David Schnitter on tenor and Mickey Tucker on piano – a great player who really matches the soulful pulse of the music with just the right vibe – and older Messengers trumpeter Bill Hardman is back in the group, alongside the younger bassist Chris Amberger. Blakey is rock-solid on drums, and on leadership – and titles include long versions of "Uranus", "Gypsy Folk Tales", "Along Came Betty", "Blues March", "I Can't Get Started", and "Backgammon". CD

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James BookerJames Booker – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
The Crescent City legend is captured here in a small club in Germany during the 70s – but James Booker is playing solo, with a style that's very close to his best New Orleans roots! The double-length set just features Booker on piano and a bit of vocals – recorded beautifully, and in a way that have a number of tracks stretching out nice and long – with equal parts jazz improvisation mixed in with the bluesy inflections in the grooves – and the vocals are especially nice in the setting too. Titles include "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Keep On Gwine", "Roberta/Tell Me How You Feel", "Everyday I Have The Blues", "Classified", "One Hell Of A Nerve", "Junco Partner", and "Let's Make A Better Work". CD

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John Coltrane1960 Duesseldorf ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99
A really unusual performance from the mighty John Coltrane – recorded in Germany in 1960, with an amazing group that features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – stepping out from Miles Davis to give Trane a very special groove! These guys give the record a very different swing than some of Trane's other albums of the period – and Kelly punctuates some moments with a soulful style on piano, while Chambers bows his bass a fair bit, which creates these shaded, moody tones. Coltrane himself is wonderful – that clear-blown, incredible sound of his Atlantic years – maybe the best-recorded instrument in the setting, with with beautiful solos that are worth the price of admission alone. Stan Getz makes appearance at one point, as does Oscar Peterson – although the notes aren't that clear – but just concentrate on Coltrane, as that's all you'll need! Titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Walkin", "Rifftide", and a medley of "Yesterdays/Autumn Leaves/What's New". CD
Also available 1960 Duesseldorf ... LP 20.99

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John Coltrane1960 Duesseldorf ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... $20.99
A really unusual performance from the mighty John Coltrane – recorded in Germany in 1960, with an amazing group that features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – stepping out from Miles Davis to give Trane a very special groove! These guys give the record a very different swing than some of Trane's other albums of the period – and Kelly punctuates some moments with a soulful style on piano, while Chambers bows his bass a fair bit, which creates these shaded, moody tones. Coltrane himself is wonderful – that clear-blown, incredible sound of his Atlantic years – maybe the best-recorded instrument in the setting, with with beautiful solos that are worth the price of admission alone. Stan Getz makes appearance at one point, as does Oscar Peterson – although the notes aren't that clear – but just concentrate on Coltrane, as that's all you'll need! Titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Walkin", "Rifftide", and a medley of "Yesterdays/Autumn Leaves/What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1960 Duesseldorf ... CD 14.99

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Stan GetzLive In Dusseldorf 1960 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99
A gem of an unreleased live performance from the mighty Stan Getz – working here in a quartet that ties together his time on both the Swedish and American scenes of the 50s! The group is great – with Jan Johansson on piano, still swinging, but clearly a budding modernist too, especially when he hits his solos – stepping out with superb rhythm from Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums, both players who were becoming very familiar with the European scene at the time! The tunes are all familiar numbers, but really opened up strongly by the solos – and Stan's got that superbly edgey tone he was starting to dip into at the time – right up there with the few other European live dates he recorded in the same year. Titles include "Pernod", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Woody N You", and "Out Of Nowhere" – plus a bonus alternate of "Out Of Nowhere". CD
Also available Live In Dusseldorf 1960 ... LP 20.99

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Stan GetzLive In Dusseldorf 1960 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1960. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99
A gem of an unreleased live performance from the mighty Stan Getz – working here in a quartet that ties together his time on both the Swedish and American scenes of the 50s! The group is great – with Jan Johansson on piano, still swinging, but clearly a budding modernist too, especially when he hits his solos – stepping out with superb rhythm from Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums, both players who were becoming very familiar with the European scene at the time! The tunes are all familiar numbers, but really opened up strongly by the solos – and Stan's got that superbly edgey tone he was starting to dip into at the time – right up there with the few other European live dates he recorded in the same year. Titles include "Pernod", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Woody N You", and "Out Of Nowhere" – plus a bonus alternate of "Out Of Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live In Dusseldorf 1960 ... CD 14.99

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Louis Hayes/Junior Cook QuintetLouis Hayes/Junior Cook Quintet – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Fantastic work by this excellent 70s combo – a quintet whose leaders recorded famously with Horace Silver in the 60s, then took his inspiration to very different spiritual territory on their own! Both drummer Louis Hayes and tenorist Junior Cook are fantastic – but the whole group here is completely sublime – with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Ronnie Matthews on piano, and the great Stafford James on bass – a really rich player who gives the album a whole lot of depth – whether things are swinging straight, or taking off in new spiritual dimensions! The combo handles both modes wonderfully – and the long, open space of the live recording has Cook and Shaw turning out some very soulful standard solos, then soaring to the skies on some of the hipper numbers. All tracks are over ten minutes long – some much longer than that – and titles include "Moment To Moment", "Moontrane", "Ichi Ban", "All The Things You Are", "Four For Nothing", "Pannonica", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". CD
Also available Louis Hayes/Junior Cook Quintet – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... LP 26.99

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Louis Hayes/Junior Cook QuintetLouis Hayes/Junior Cook Quintet – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Fantastic work by this excellent 70s combo – a quintet whose leaders recorded famously with Horace Silver in the 60s, then took his inspiration to very different spiritual territory on their own! Both drummer Louis Hayes and tenorist Junior Cook are fantastic – but the whole group here is completely sublime – with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Ronnie Matthews on piano, and the great Stafford James on bass – a really rich player who gives the album a whole lot of depth – whether things are swinging straight, or taking off in new spiritual dimensions! The combo handles both modes wonderfully – and the long, open space of the live recording has Cook and Shaw turning out some very soulful standard solos, then soaring to the skies on some of the hipper numbers. All tracks are over ten minutes long – some much longer than that – and titles include "Moment To Moment", "Moontrane", "Ichi Ban", "All The Things You Are", "Four For Nothing", "Pannonica", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Louis Hayes/Junior Cook Quintet – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... CD 19.99

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Dave Liebman & Richie BeirachEternal Voices ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
An unusual setting for this long-running jazz partnership – a double-length record that has the saxes of Dave Liebman and the piano of Richie Beirach improvising on a number of themes borrowed from classical music – compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, and others – all really transformed by the sensitive genius of the pair! The album's not one of those slavish readings of classical compositions by a jazz musicians – and, if anything, the open, improvised quality of the music really deviates a lot from the scores – using them more for inspiration, and as a way to hit some of the more sensitive qualities of both musicians, especially Liebman. Dave plays soprano, tenor, and c-flute – and the entire second half of the album is based on Bartok string quartets. CD

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Louisiana RedLouisiana Red – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1977 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Well-recorded material from Louisiana Red – a blues musician who really hit his stride in the 70s, but with a style that feels a lot more vintage overall! Red works here with just vocals and guitar – and a bit of harmonica – in a mode that's like the 60s albums on Arhoolie, but with a really crisp, clear vibe overall – very strong recording quality for a nightclub date. From the spoken bits in between the songs, it's clear that Red's very comfortable in the setting – and that really comes through in his performance, especially the guitar. Titles include "The Whole World", "Good God Woman", "Crime Emotion", "Red's Boogie", "Rock Me", "Too Poor To Die", "Sweet Blood Call", "Goin Down To Louisiana", "Recreation Blues", "Honky Tonk Slide", and "When My Mama Was Living". CD

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Duke PearsonAngel Eyes ... CD
Jazz Line/Muzak (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare pre-Blue Note session from Duke Pearson – very mellow, very soulful, and with a quality that's unlike most of his later work! The album's a trio side, recorded for the Jazzline label, and it features Pearson on piano, Thomas Howard on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums – the last of whom brings in some wonderfully lyrical lines on the kit, very much in the manner of the free, dancing rhythms used on records with Donald Byrd. Pearson's piano has a sharper edge than usual – these dark, moody tones that are totally great – almost a rougher version of his later sound, with a great sense of depth. Bob Cranshaw's bass and Walter Perkins' drums are featured on one number – and titles include a killer take on "Jeannine", plus "Say You're Mine", "Le Carrousel", "Bags Groove", and "Exodus". CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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Duke PearsonBag's Groove (aka Angel Eyes) ... LP
Jazz Line/Trio (Japan), 1961. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A rare pre-Blue Note session from Duke Pearson – very mellow, very soulful, and with a quality that's unlike most of his later work! The album's a trio side, recorded for the Jazzline label, and it features Pearson on piano, Thomas Howard on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums – the last of whom brings in some wonderfully lyrical lines on the kit, very much in the manner of the free, dancing rhythms used on records with Donald Byrd. Pearson's piano has a sharper edge than usual – these dark, moody tones that are totally great – almost a rougher version of his later sound, with a great sense of depth. Bob Cranshaw's bass and Walter Perkins' drums are featured on one number – and titles include a killer take on "Jeannine", plus "Say You're Mine", "Le Carrousel", "Bags Groove", and "Exodus". Plus, the CD features 3 alternate bonus takes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including insert. Cover has light wear and a bit of aging, with a small peeled spot on the bottom right corner.)

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Christoph StiefelAncient Longing ... CD
Jazz Line, 1993/1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Timeless All Stars (Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land)Timeless All Stars – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1982 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $15.99
Hard-burning work from the Timeless All Stars – a group named after their record label, but who have a heck of a lot more going on at the core! This isn't just jam session material, as is often the case with an "all stars" group – but instead really well-matched, well-conceived performances by a group who are almost an extension of the earlier pairing of vibist Bobby Hutcherson and tenorist Harold Land – augmented here with the fantastic presence of Curtis Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums! All players are wonderful – really bringing their a-list game to the performance – which was captured at the Onkle Po club in Hamburg, with very long tracks that spin out in even more space than on the group's albums for Timeless Records. Titles include "Clockwise", "Mapenzi", "Tokudo", and "My Foolish Heart". CD
Also available Timeless All Stars – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1982 ... LP 26.99

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Timeless All Stars (Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land)Timeless All Stars – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1982 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Hard-burning work from the Timeless All Stars – a group named after their record label, but who have a heck of a lot more going on at the core! This isn't just jam session material, as is often the case with an "all stars" group – but instead really well-matched, well-conceived performances by a group who are almost an extension of the earlier pairing of vibist Bobby Hutcherson and tenorist Harold Land – augmented here with the fantastic presence of Curtis Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums! All players are wonderful – really bringing their a-list game to the performance – which was captured at the Onkle Po club in Hamburg, with very long tracks that spin out in even more space than on the group's albums for Timeless Records. Titles include "Clockwise", "Mapenzi", "Tokudo", and "My Foolish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Timeless All Stars – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1982 ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ James BookerJames Booker – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The Crescent City legend is captured here in a small club in Germany during the 70s – but James Booker is playing solo, with a style that's very close to his best New Orleans roots! The double-length set just features Booker on piano and a bit of vocals – recorded beautifully, and in a way that have a number of tracks stretching out nice and long – with equal parts jazz improvisation mixed in with the bluesy inflections in the grooves – and the vocals are especially nice in the setting too. Titles include "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Keep On Gwine", "Roberta/Tell Me How You Feel", "Everyday I Have The Blues", "Classified", "One Hell Of A Nerve", "Junco Partner", and "Let's Make A Better Work". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available James Booker – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976 ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Louisiana RedLouisiana Red – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1977 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Well-recorded material from Louisiana Red – a blues musician who really hit his stride in the 70s, but with a style that feels a lot more vintage overall! Red works here with just vocals and guitar – and a bit of harmonica – in a mode that's like the 60s albums on Arhoolie, but with a really crisp, clear vibe overall – very strong recording quality for a nightclub date. From the spoken bits in between the songs, it's clear that Red's very comfortable in the setting – and that really comes through in his performance, especially the guitar. Titles include "The Whole World", "Good God Woman", "Crime Emotion", "Red's Boogie", "Rock Me", "Too Poor To Die", "Sweet Blood Call", "Goin Down To Louisiana", "Recreation Blues", "Honky Tonk Slide", and "When My Mama Was Living". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Louisiana Red – At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1977 ... CD 19.99
 
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Manny AlbamJazz Workshop ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Great early work from arranger Manny Album – Manny's entry in RCA's Jazz Workshop series – a set of tunes that are shorter, and arguably a bit more modern than some of his later work – tracks done definitely in that Jazz Workshop blend of west coast cool and east coast modern – with players that include Bob Brookmeyer, Nick Travis, Urbie Green, Billy Byers, Hal McKusick, Al Cohn, and Thad Jones. Titles include the Albam originals "Headstrong", "The Changing Scene", "The Turning Point", and "Intermezzo" – plus "Charmaine", "Royal Garden Blues", and "Anything Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
(French Jazz Line reissue in a beige border cover.)

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Donald Byrd with Pepper Adams & Gigi GryceYoung Byrd (10 To 4 At The 5 Spot/Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab) ... LP
Milestone, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Milestone reissue that brings together 2 late 50's sessions by Donald Byrd! 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot was one of Byrd's partnerships with Pepper Adams – and is tremendous work from saxophonist Pepper – quite possibly one of his most hard-blowing sets on record! The album's a live date, recorded at the legendary Five Spot – and the group here is a swinging one with plenty of soul jazz touches – a combo that includes a young Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Donald Byrd on trumpet, Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all playing together at the height of their youthful powers! But even amidst all those heavyweights, Pepper Adams is clearly the star of the set – playing with a tone that's unbelievable – almost more tenor-like than a baritone sax, and filled with feeling throughout, even on the mellower moments. Donald Byrd sits out on one track, leaving Adams to dominate the ballad "You're My Thrill" – but he returns to the fold in tight formation on versions of "Hastings Street Bounce", "Yourna", "Tis", and "The Long Two/Four". Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab Quintet features a group led by Gigi Gryce running down nice hard bop numbers. There's no dry academic performances here, not that you'd guess that from the line-up, but the title kind of leads you in that direction. Donald Byrd and Gryce are playing nice and hard up front, with Wade Legge on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Art Taylor on drums cooking nicely in the rhythm section. The tracks include Legge's "Geraldine" and Gryce's "Minority" plus "Love For Sale", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Straight Ahead", and "Wake Up!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Latin Jazz Quintet + Eric DolphyCaribe (80s pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A masterful meeting of Eric Dolpy and The Latin Jazz Quintet – a record that shows a rare Latin side of Dolphy's talents, but one that's totally great! The core group here are the ensemble led by conga player Juan Amalbert with vibes, piano, bass, and percussion – a group who helped push the Latin jazz style of earlier 50s work into much hipper territory during the 60s – usually by adding in a reedman like Dolphy! Eric's blowing here on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – showing a great sensitivity to the core groove of the record, but also managing to cut in these edgier moments that really open things up! The mix of vibes and Dolphy alone is worth the price of admission – especially when heard in an "inside" way that's quite different than his later meeting with Bobby Hutcherson – but the overall groove really holds the record together wonderfully, and makes it appealing for fans of both Latin and modern jazz! Titles include "Mambo Ricci", "Sunday Go Meetin", "First Bass Line", "Caribe", and "Blues In 6/8". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a bent corner.)

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Modern Jazz DisciplesRight Down Front ... LP
New Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of those great obscure moments in the Prestige Records catalog of the 60s – a record by a really obscure local group, and not just another set in the studio by one of the bigger names of the time! The combo hail from Cinnicinnatti, and feature Curtis Peagler on tenor and alto sax – a player who'd become famous decades later under his own name, but who's already a hell of a sharp talent in this group. William Kelly plays this amazing instrument called a normaphone – a valve trombone in the shape of a saxophone, and which has a deep brass sound to it – which makes for a very unique quality throughout the set! William Brown plays piano, Lee Tucker is on bass, and Wilbur Jackson is on drums – and the group really live up to the promise of their name – in this mix of new sounds and gutbuckety soul – on titles that include "Kelley's Line", "Hapnin's", "Right Down Front", "Ros-Al", and "Along Came Cheryl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear, clear tape holding the top seam, and some light stains on back.)

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Gene ShawDebut In Blues (Green Line) ... LP
Argo/Green Line (Italy), 1963. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Beautiful! Trumpeter Gene Shaw is one of the most overlooked talents in jazz from this era – and this is one of his greatest albums! After running away from Charles Mingus during the Tijuana Moods sessions (Mingus threatened to kill him), Clarence Shaw moved to Chicago, started using his middle name of "Gene", and started working with a bunch of musicians that were all geniuses in playing and composition – but who never really made a name for themselves outside of the city. This rare Argo album captures that scene perfectly, and features Shaw's trumpet on 8 fantastic original tracks – deftly shifting between modernism and soul jazz, in a mode that's incredibly sophisticated for the time. Many tracks are written by Jim Taylor, the excellent young pianist in Shaw's group – and other players include Herb Wise on trombone, Jay Peters on tenor, Sid Robinson on bass, and Jerold Donavon on drums. Titles include "Debut In Blues", "Karachi", "The Gentle Princess", "Travelog", "Not Too Cool", and "Who Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Italian pressing.)

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Michael WycoffOn The Line ... LP
RCA, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Sparkling early 80s soul groove from Michael Wycoff – working here with Webster Lewis on keys and in the production booth – in a pumped up mode that's different from Wycoff's earlier albums! Wycoff's getting a new sound here – the bass groove at the core is tight and thumping, and the overall sound is really crisp – with Michael's emotive vocals always at the forefront. Lewis' keyboards sound as great as they always do – balancing perfectly between jazz and soul, vamping and comping to push Wycoff's vocals into new territory – and his production touches are as balanced as the playing. There's some sweet female backing vocals on a few tune, some groovy pop funk touches, and subtle string arrangements by Lewis – which feature Dorothy Ashby's harp. About half the cuts are in a slower ballad mode, but the groovers are the thing here! Titles include "On The Line", "There's No Easy Way", "So Close", "You've Got It Coming", "Tell Me Love", "I'll Do Anything For You" and "Do It To Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some marker.)

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✨✧ Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab QuintetGigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab Quintet ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to find Riverside LP of this group led by Gigi Gryce running down nice hard bop numbers. There's no dry academic performances here, not that you'd guess that from the line-up, but the title kind of leads you in that direction. Donald Byrd and Gryce are playing nice and hard up front, with Wade Legge on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Art Taylor on drums cooking nicely in the rhythm section. The tracks include Legge's "Geraldine" and Gryce's "Minority" plus "Love For Sale", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Straight Ahead", and "Wake Up!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 1110, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and a Stereophonic sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousModern Jazz Dance Classics Vol 1 – Compiled By Jeff The Fish ... LP
Staubgold (Germany), 2000s/2010s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record – even if it's not entirely what you might guess from the title! These tune's aren't all jazz – although all are plenty jazzy – a mixture of contemporary club cuts that draw on jazz-based inspirations from earlier generations – mostly numbers from the past decade or two, served up here in a really wonderful package! Some of the work is from a time when European and Japanese groups were opening things up to keyboard solos that are far deeper and more interesting than the house music years – other cuts have more of the clubjazz vibe that grew out of certain scenes around the globe at the start of this century – and a few more are straight jazz, but still with a very unusual vibe. Everything is upbeat and rhythmic – as you might expect – and titles include "A New Day" by Hajime Yoshizawa, "Gemineyes" by Khari Cabral & Jiva, "Lovely Day" by Sol, "Flying Funk" by Novox, "First Landing" by Cro Magnon Jin, "Moroccan Dancehall" by Maurice Brown, "Line On The Sea" by Yusuke Shima, "Para Thad Jones" by Hermeto Pascoal, "Runners High" by Tri4th, and "Julkinen Sana" by The Ricky Tick Big Band with Julkinen Sana. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Zbigniew SeifertPolish Radio Jazz Archives 32 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Early 70s/1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from funky violinist Zbiniew Seifert – a musician who never got the same kind of acclaim on the US market as his Polish countryman Michal Urbaniak – but one who plays here with an equally groovy sort of sound! Like Urbaniak, Seifert has a way of using the violin in ways that almost seem more informed by saxophone phrasing – especially the more open, flowing lines of the post-Coltrane generation – and, as with Michal, he also plays a bit of saxophone as well – although that only happens on one of the album's tracks. The bulk of the CD features a stellar live performance from 1978 – in a group with the great Jaroslaw Smietana on guitar, plus Fender Rhodes from Janusz Grzywacz – on long-flowing tunes that include "Quo Vadis", "Spring On The Farm", "Bass Line A-Moll", and "Materna". CD also features two earlier live tracks – one with Seifert on alto sax in a quartet with Jan Jarczyk on piano – on "The Irreplaceable One" – another with a larger orchestra backing up his violin, on "Waiting For The Rain". CD

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✨✧ VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)

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Chet BakerChet Baker Ensemble (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Cool moody work from Chet Baker – a very unusual set that has him blowing with a larger group than usual! The set's real star is Jack Montrose – the great west coast arranger who had a perfect talent for taking horns and locking them up tight to create a sound full of gloss and surprise! Montrose plays tenor sax on the set – in a three sax section that also features Herb Geller and Bob Gordon – and the rest of the group includes Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Joe Mondragon on bass. Chet's work is great too – but the real appeal of the set is the Montrose-styled groove – very nice all the way through! Tracks include "Ergo", "A Dandy Line", "Pro Defunctus", "Goodbye", "Headline", and "Little Old Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean, and cover is nice too!)

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Bendik BaksaasSeine Sviv ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
An airy, icy combination of voice and instrumentation – used in a way that takes us back to some of the coolest Norwegian experiments of this type from years back – like some of the sparer work of Karin Krog, or unusual vocal projects on the Jazzland label! Bendik Baksaas leads the group on keyboards and flute, but the record takes maybe even more power from the voice of Helga Myhr, who sometimes plays a Hardanger fiddle, and sometimes gets this very compelling assist from two other female singers! The rest of the instrumentation is just a bit of trumpet from Kristoffer Eikrem – and the whole thing's presented in this spacey, open way that reminds us of some of Bugge Wesseltoft's work in the studio. An unusual mix of older Norwegian modes, experimental jazz, and maybe a hint of 4AD and ECM atmospherics – with titles that include "Kontraponkt", "Lova Lova Line", "Den Lyse Dag", and "Borte Er De Sommerdage". CD

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Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Killer stuff all around! This album's a monster – one of Ray's greatest, with the same sort of Latin Soul groove heard famously on his classic Acid LP. The record has Ray cutting across many genres – blending Latin, soul, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – all into a set of grooves that never stops pleasing, and which will make you start digging through the Latin racks like mad, just to find another LP this great! Titles include "Hard Hands", "Abidjan", "Got to Have You", "New York Soul", and the fantastic track "Love Beads", which has a cool rolling piano line that sounds like a great De La Soul sample. It's a great track, and makes the entire album worth the price! LP, Vinyl record album

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Franco CerriFranco Cerri & His European All Stars ... LP
Columbia/DIW (Japan), 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A gem of a session from Italian guitarist Franco Cerri – recording here at the end of the 50s with a well-titled batch of European jazz stars! The groups shift slightly throughout the set, and players include Lars Gullin on baritone sax, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto, George Gruntz on piano, and Pierre Favre on drums! The album features one trio track, three quartet numbers, three quintet tunes, and one sextet cut – all of them with Cerri's illuminating single-line work on guitar – sounding especially nice next to the horns. Ambrosetti is a real treat here – a sharp-edged player we'd never heard before, working with a strong undercurrent of soul that we really appreciate. Titles include "Flavio's Blues", "Foxology", "Felixin", "General Riff", and "Runnin Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $1.99
The birth of modern jazz guitar – seminal sides recorded by Charlie Christian, working in small group format with Benny Goodman in the '40's. Christian's tone on the instrument is fantastic – and even though the style of the tracks is more in the swing era mode, there's a direct line between his playing and later work by Grant Green and other 60s jazz guitar giants. 16 tracks in all, including "Six Appeal", "Waiting For Benny", "Seven Come Eleven", "Airmail Special", "Breakfast Feud", and "Wholly Cats". CD
(Out of print Columbian Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar ... CD
Columbia/Definitive (Spain), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $4.99
The birth of modern jazz guitar – seminal sides recorded by Charlie Christian, working in small group format with Benny Goodman in the 40s. Christian's tone on the instrument is fantastic – and even though the style of the tracks is more in the swing era mode, there's a direct line between his playing and later work by Grant Green and other 60s jazz guitar giants! Titles include "Six Appeal", "Waiting For Benny", "Seven Come Eleven", "Airmail Special", "Breakfast Feud", and "Wholly Cats". Plus, CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Topsy", "Honeysuckle Rose", and "Stompin At The Savoy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The birth of modern jazz guitar – seminal sides recorded by Charlie Christian, working in small group format with Benny Goodman in the '40's. Christian's tone on the instrument is fantastic – and even though the style of the tracks is more in the swing era mode, there's a direct line between his playing and later work by Grant Green and other 60s jazz guitar giants. 16 tracks in all, including "Six Appeal", "Waiting For Benny", "Seven Come Eleven", "Airmail Special", "Breakfast Feud", and "Wholly Cats". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony CoeCoe-Existence ... LP
Lee Lambert (UK), 1978. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A brilliantly crisp jazz album from British saxophonist Tony Coe – a lost 1978 session recorded for the tiny Lee Lambert label, and one of Coe's best of the decade! The format is straight and simple – a quartet with piano, bass, and drums, plus some occasional added percussion – and Coe blows on both tenor and soprano, with a fresh, tight line that recalls some of his brilliant solo work for the Clarke Boland Big Band in earlier years. Tracks have a nice relaxed feel, one that complements Coe's sharp tone nicely – and titles include "Voce", "Killer Joe", "Rio Vermelho", "Lover Man", and "Lee Thompson's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a very small rip on one edge, but looks great overall.)

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Francois De RoubaixDaughters Of Darkness (Les Levres Rouges) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Butler (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
One of the spookiest soundtracks ever crafted by one of our favorite film composers of all time! Francois DeRoubaix always had this amazing style to his music – unlike anyone else, especially in the way he could blend together spare acoustic elements and unusual sonic and electronic touches! There's a very intimate feel to the record – almost as if Francois is performing most of the sounds in the studio himself – balancing a guitar line with a keyboard fill, a bowed bass bit with drums, soaring strings with trumpet, and so on – occasionally hitting some funky touches that really keep things interesting – and which makes some of DeRoubaix best work on a par with the genius of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier! Titles include "The Countess Kiss", "Phantom Organ & Piano", "Pursuit On The Dunes Of Ostend", "Accident & Cymbalum", "Love On The Rails", "Red Lips", "Ballad In Bruges", and "The Dunes Of Ostend Flagellation". Also features two bonus tracks not used in the film – "Dracula 68 Woodstock" and "The Bruges Band". CD also features three bonus remixes – of "Ilona's Jazz", "Le Rap Des Levres Rouges", and "La Nuit Souls La Mer" – plus the bonus song "Vampire". CD

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra 1928 - 1933 ... LP
Archives Of Jazz (Italy), 1971. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(German Jazz Line pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... CD
Columbia, 1952. Used ... $2.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". CD
(Out of print, Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Booker ErvinBook Cooks ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge – heard to perfection on this great little session, which is equal parts hard swinging soul jazz and dark-tinged early 60s modern! Zoot Sims joins Booker in the front line, and the two of them trade tenor solos throughout on the album's long compositions – grooving with a great sextet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond on the kit! Cuts include "Largo", "The Book Cooks", "The Blue Book", and "Git It". CD
(Hal McKusick Quartet – East Coast Jazz 8)

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Four Shades Of RhythmBartender Knock Me A Zombie (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Ace/Sensation (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
A romping little groove from the Detroit scene of the postwar years – a mix of jump blues and jazz, with a catchy, quirky vocal that's a bit like Slim Gaillard at his best! The tune's a jiving little track – and has a great echoey guitar line in the middle – between very catchy choruses by the lead singer, who keeps calling out to a bartender – who also answers back! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Freddie GreenMr. Rhythm ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1956. Used ... $14.99
A long overdue classic from Count Basie's excellent 50s guitarist! Freddie was one of the strongest single-line players of the 50s – coming to prominence in the years before Grant Green and Wes Montgomery completely transformed jazz guitar, but never getting as much chance as those greats to record under his own name. This rare 1956 set is one of the few that Freddie ever did on his own, and it's a nicely laidback small group romp, with players that include Al Cohn, Joe Newman, Nat Pierce, and Milt Hinton. Tracks are short, with a focus on Green's guitar on the solos. Titles include "Down For Double", "Free & Easy", "Date With Ray", "Swinging Back", and "Feed Bag". CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, et alColeman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Three great horn players with plenty of space to solo freely – working together on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! The combo's one put together for the date, but they groove together nicely – rhythm by the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and top-line solo work from Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and the great Pete Brown on alto! The album may well be one of Brown's last appearances on Verve, and his work from the 50s is always a treat – and he gets in an especially nice solo on a version of "Day By Day". Other tracks include "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me", "Moonglow", "Embraceable You", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, et alColeman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
Three great horn players with plenty of space to solo freely – working together on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! The combo's one put together for the date, but they groove together nicely – rhythm by the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and top-line solo work from Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and the great Pete Brown on alto! The album may well be one of Brown's last appearances on Verve, and his work from the 50s is always a treat – and he gets in an especially nice solo on a version of "Day By Day". Other tracks include "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me", "Moonglow", "Embraceable You", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)
Also available Coleman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... CD 4.99

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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, et alNewport Years Vol 4 (aka Coleman Hawkins All Stars At Newport) ... LP
Verve, 1957. Sealed ... $4.99
Three great horn players with plenty of space to solo freely – working together on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! The combo's one put together for the date, but they groove together nicely – rhythm by the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and top-line solo work from Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and the great Pete Brown on alto! The album may well be one of Brown's last appearances on Verve, and his work from the 50s is always a treat – and he gets in an especially nice solo on a version of "Day By Day". Other tracks include "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me", "Moonglow", "Embraceable You", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Shrinkwrap has a tear in one corner. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jon Hendricks & CompanyLove ... CD
Muse, 1982. Used ... $11.99
Jon's going back to the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross format here – working with a group of singers known as Company (featuring family members Michele and Judith Hendricks), running through vocalese versions of jazz tunes with the same solo line trading style used by LHR in the 50s and 60s. The songs are pretty hip, and the backing is mostly small combo or trio instrumentation. Titles include "Love", "Tell Me The Truth", "The Swinging Groove Merchant", "In A Harlem Airshaft", "Willie's Tune", "Lil Darlin", and "Bright Moments". CD
(Out of print, a few tracks are highlighted on the traycard artwork.)

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Johnny HodgesA Memory Of Johnny Hodges ... LP
Master Jazz, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a line in marker.)

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Joe HoustonWild Man Of The Tenor Sax ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Classic 50s tenor work from the mighty Joe Houston – west coast tenor star galore, and one of the strongest players to cross the line between jazz and R&B! The album features Joe blowing in a relatively uncomplicated mode overall – hitting some nice upbeat groovers, but also chilling out on a few more late nite tracks. Titles include "Hands Down", "Joggin Around", "Time For The Blues", "Got The Blues After Hours", "Joe's Lament", "Turn Around", and "Stompin With Joy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing. Cover has aged clear tape on the seams and a center split in the spine.)

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Jackie & RoySing Baby Sing ... LP
Storyville, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Jackie and Roy! This one captures them in the early days – right after they'd left Charlie Ventura, and were beginning to sing and pen some fantastic little jazz ditties on their own. The album features the recorded debut of Tommy Wolf, who would become one of their greatest writers – on the track "Season In The Sun" – plus a number of great tunes by Roy, like "Why Not Admit It", "You Are The One", and "Hook Line And Snare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove – nice and clean! Top cover seam has a bit of splitting, but cover is very nice overall.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones & Mel Lewis Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Solid State, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
One of the first albums in a long line of successes from the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – recorded live in their home turf at the Village Vanguard! The group at this point was a freshly-created outfit filled with some of the best large group jazz soloists of the time – players that included Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Richard Williams, and Bob Brookmeyer – not to mention Jones and Lewis themselves! The style here is very much in the mode that the Clarke Boland Band was crafting in Europe during the same period – a redefinition of the larger jazz group, in a way that allowed it to swing with the dynamic energy and soul of some of the smaller combos of the 60s. And while the Jones/Lewis group had many years over which to hone their craft, they've never sounded better than on these initial recordings – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Samba Con Getchu", "A That's Freedom", "Bachafillen", and "Little Pixie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Warne MarshLee Konitz With Warne Marsh ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $59.99
A classic session of cool jazz from the 50s – a majestic meeting of the alto of Lee Konitz and the tenor sax of Warne Marsh! The album's a perfect example of icy modernism at its best – swinging nicely, never too uptight, but with a well-composed approach that really shows the magic of the Konitz approach. The group features the great Billy Bauer on guitar, plus either Ronnie Ball or Sal Mosca on piano – and rhythm is by Kenny Clarke and Oscar Pettiford. Tracks are short, and titles include "Topsy", "Lee", "Donna", "Don't Squawk", and "Ronnie's Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50s black label pressing, with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Bill LeeShe's Gotta Have It – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Island, 1986. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant piece of work – a lost soul jazz treasure in the wasteland of mid 80s major label jazz! Bill Lee composed the score for his son Spike's first big film – and it's the culmination of all the underground work that Lee did during the 60s and 70s, almost an extension of the Strata East ideals into an 80s jazz idiom. The players on the set are extremely well chosen – Harold Vick, Stanley Cowell, Joe Chambers, Cedar Walton, Kenny Washington, and Virgil Jones – and they perform the score with all the right shadings of color and emotion needed to convey Lee's warmly spiritual vision. The moods are fantastic on the set – and although many tracks are short, the themes are intertwined, making the album sparkle as a logical suite of tracks. Titles include "Brooklyn Bridge", "He's On It", "Nola", "Who Will Be The One", "Nola Cleans Up", "Opal", and "IND Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, and a gold promo stamp.)

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Little Boy BluesIn The Woodland Of Weir ... CD
Mercury/Acid Symposium (Greece), 1968. New Copy ... $4.99
The complete works of this heavy-hitting combo from Chicago – a group with a harder sound than even some of the better-known acts on Dunwich! The music here definitely carries elements of the blues espoused in the group's name – but the overall execution is much rougher, and more garagey – almost more in line with some of the better-exposed bands to come at the end of the 60s, particularly some of the ABC/Dunhill crowd. By the time of their full album which makes up the core of this set, the group have honed their sound even more – turning the bluesier roots into harder rock modes, but still coming off with a style that's spontaneous and home grown! The CD features the full album In The Woodland Of Weir – originally issued on Mercury in 1968 – plus earlier singles for IRC and Ronko. Titles include "Jazz Is Love", "The Death Of Don Quixote", "It's Only You/Echoes Of You", "The Fox", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Look At The Sun", "The Great Train Robbery", "I'm Ready", and "You Don't Love Me". CD

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Memphis SlimBlue Memphis ... LP
Warner, 1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great little album from Memphis Slim – recorded with a few rock luminaries (John Paul Jones, Chris Spedding, Peter Winfield, Peter Green), in a sweetly electric mode that has Slim singing some excellent laidback lyrics. There's a bit of jazz to the backings, which gives the album a slick sparkle without dampening its spirit – and tracks include "Youth Wants To Know", "Mason Dixon Line", "Chicago Seven", "Otis Spann & Earl Hooker", and the extended "Blue Memphis Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear and some waviness from moisture.)

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MJT+3Daddy-O Presents MJT+3 ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the rarest albums of Chicago jazz from the 50s – and one of the greatest, too! Although Walter Perkins' MJT+3 went onto cut a number of records on Vee Jay with a different lineup, this early session features an all-Chicago lineup that differs from the later one, which was augmented by later visitors from Memphis, like Frank Strozier and Harold Mabern. In their place are prime Chicago talents, like altoist Nicky Hill, trumpeter Paul Serrano, and the great AACM composer/pianist Richard Muhal Abrams (playing here without the Muhal in his name!) The album's a complete delight, and is filled with loads of original compositions by Abrams that mix hard bop lines with more exotic lyrical conceptions – a true meeting of all the sides of jazz bubbling under in Chicago during the 50s, and a delight to listen to over and over again through the years! Titles include "No Land's Man", "Little Brother", "Egypic", "End Of The Line", and "Temporarily Out Of Order". CD

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Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Mindblowing! This is when Wes Montgomery really starts to get interesting to us – when he's working with a top-line arranger like Don Sebesky, crafting some incredibly compelling chords over lightly jazzy arrangements and soaring strings, in a whole new mode of expression that would go onto transform a generation of guitar players! And sure, this album sold a gazillion copies – but we'll be honest in saying that we think it's loads more complex and mature than some of Wes' straight jazz sides from earlier years – light years away from the small combo dates of the early years, both in conception and sound. Titles include "Day In The Life", "Watch What Happens", "California Nights", "Windy", "Trust In Me", and "The Joker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Tete MontoliuSongs For Love (2nd cover) ... LP
Enja, Early/Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Sublime solo piano work from Tete Montoliu – a set that takes off from the superb directions he'd hit on his Spanish albums of the 60s – when Tete was emerging as one of the most lyrically fluid pianists on the European scene! That legacy is greatly enhanced here – as Montoliu works without any bass or drums at all, yet has this wonderfully rhythmic quality to his music – not in the ways that Garner or Tatum might have expressed in a similar setting, but this more flowing sense of color – really illustrating some of the advances that the European jazz scene was making at the time. Titles include "Rainy Day", "Two Catlan Songs", "Gentofte 4349", "Apartment 412", "Ballad For Line", and "Little Camila". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandRare Junk (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1968. Used ... $19.99
These guys just get better and better with each of their records – finding a depth and seriousness that they might have been lacking at the start – while still holding onto their sharper wit, and wide-ranging interpretation of sounds from previous years of the 20th century! The group's style mixes together roots of jazz, string band music, folk, and trippier rock – all with a blend that's maybe as pan-historical as Harpers Bizarre at their best, with a similar sense of aesthetic play that was years ahead of its time! The approach shouldn't work as well as it does – but it does – on titles that include versions of "These Days" and "Reason To Believe" – plus "End Of Your Line", "Sadie Green The Vamp Of New Orleans", "Mournin Blues", "A Number & A Name", and "Willie The Weeper". CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)

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Marty Paich TrioMarty Paich Trio ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the rare sides from the legendary LA-based Mode label! The great Marty Paich plays an uncommon small group session, with trio backing by Red Mitchell on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. Paich was one of LA's best jazz pianists, but he's rarely ever heard in this format because he devoted much of his work to handling larger arrangements for singers and pop stars – which makes the set an extra-special treat, and one of the real standout sessions in the Mode catalog. The set's packaged in the usual oil-painting Mode style of cover – and tracks include "El Dorado Blues", "A Dandy Line", "The Facts About Max", and "Dusk Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original grey label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some red marker and a bit of wear on back.)

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Tito PuenteMambo Diablo ... LP
Concord, 1985. Sealed ... $14.99
A stone cooker from Tito Puente's great back to basics years of the 80s – a time when he was really moving towards the Latin jazz of his roots – working without any singers, or any contemporary gimmicks, and letting loose with tight combos and top-line jazz players! This set features Puente on vibes, timbales, and percussion – grooving nicely with the great Sonny Bravo on piano, whose bold lines definitely help shape the grooves – giving them plenty of New York 60s pulse, alongside work by Jimmy Frisuara on trumpet and trombone, Mario Rivera on soprano and tenor, and Ray Gonzalez on trumpet. Bobby Rodriguez handles bass, and Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez brings in added percussion with congalero Jose Madara – and tracks include "Take Five", "Mambo Diablo", "Pick Yourself Up", "Eastern Joy Dance", "China", and "No Pienses Asi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)

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Roswell Rudd, Steve Lacy, Misha Mengelberg, et alRegeneration ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A very hip little set – not just because of the players, but also because of the choice of material! Half the tracks are Monk compositions, and the other half by Herbie Nichols – so the record's filled with angular, modern tones that echo back to some key jazz moments of the postwar years, but which are also handled here with some of the newly creative elements that came in during this period's rediscovery of Monk's music. The front line of the group features Roswell Rudd on trombone and Steve Lacy on soprano – but almost best of all here is Misha Mengelberg, who's sharp tones on piano more than live up to the legacy of the two famous inspirations for the album – and also have a bit more warmth than on some of his usual dates. Other group members include Kent Carter on bass and Han Bennink on drums – and titles include "Twelve Bars", "Blue Chopsticks", "2300 Skidoo", "Monk's Mood", and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Masahiko SatoOnimotsu Konimotsu ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Very groovy soundtrack material from Masahiko Sato – a Japanese jazz artist that you might know from some equally groovy records in the 60s! This film music follows somewhat in the spirit of Sato's other recordings, save for the fact that the tunes are shorter – more like film cues overall – and often focus around this wonderfully cool main theme that has a riffing trumpet, followed by a riffing guitar, then laced with a sweet keyboard line – a great tune that's offered up in many variations, and which almost feels as if some UK ITV theme from the 60s was given a fresh treatment at the A&M Records studios! There's a few vocal tunes, but the album's mostly instrumental – and there's some nice twists and turns as things move along, especially towards the second half of the record, where some of the instrumentation is even more unusual. The CD is relatively short, but the package more than makes up for that with a very big booklet of notes in Japanese and photos. CD

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Archie SheppFire Music ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1965. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! CD also features a bonus live version of "Hambone"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Archie SheppFire Music ... LP
Impulse, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... On August 23, 2019
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! LP, Vinyl record album
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Archie SheppFire Music ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $33.99
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear and staining.)

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Horace SilverStylings Of Silver ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... About July 17, 2019
A great Horace Silver album – and one of the rarest! The record features some top-line material that virtually defines Silver's post-Jazz Messengers sound – tracks that come out with a hard and heavy groove, yet which also have a lightness in the mix too – a sense of play and lyricism that's always made Silver's soul deeper than most of his contemporaries! The group on the set is top-shelf all the way through – with Art Farmer on trumpet and Hank Mobley on tenor – alongside a rhythm team that includes Teddy Kotick on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include "Metamorphosis", "Home Cookin", "No Smokin", and "Soulville". CD

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✨✧ Horace SilverStylings Of Silver (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great Horace Silver album – and one of the rarest! The record features some top-line material that virtually defines Silver's post-Jazz Messengers sound – tracks that come out with a hard and heavy groove, yet which also have a lightness in the mix too – a sense of play and lyricism that's always made Silver's soul deeper than most of his contemporaries! The group on the set is top-shelf all the way through – with Art Farmer on trumpet and Hank Mobley on tenor – alongside a rhythm team that includes Teddy Kotick on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include "Metamorphosis", "Home Cookin", "No Smokin", and "Soulville". CD
(Out of print.)

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SolutionSolution/Divergence ... LP
EMI (Netherlands), 1971. Very Good+ 2LP ... $29.99
A great two-fer that brings together both album by this fantastic prog group! First up is the sweet debut set from Solution – a Dutch group who work here in a seriously jazzy blend of keyboards and reeds – almost with a vibe that's like Brian Auger in his post-Trinity years, but sometimes a bit more freewheeling too! The group's got great instrumentation from Tom Barlage on flute, alto, and soprano sax – and Willem Ennes on piano, Fender Rhodes, and organ – both players who soar out beautifully together, and have a way of dancing around each others' instruments as they take off to the skies! Bass is from Peter Van Der Sande, who also sings a bit – although the album's mostly instrumental – and drums are by Hans Waterman. Tracks are nice and long – and include "Koan", "Preview", "Phases", "Trane Steps", and "Circus Circumstances". Divergence is a great title for the second set from Solution – one that diverges a bit from their debut album – but in ways that are mighty darn nice! The group still have a strong ear for a jazz-informed groove – lots of excellent saxophones and organ lines wrapped together, on long tracks that know how to stretch out, but without ever getting too indulgent. Yet this time around, they've also got a bit more confidence on the vocals – and use them at points to really give their music an added punch – a surprisingly soulful approach to the lyrics that only serves to deepen their sound and given them a really positive direction overall. Titles include "Concentration", "Fever", "Divergence", "Second Line", and "New Dimension". LP, Vinyl record album

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SpiritFamily That Plays Together ... LP
Epic, 1969. Very Good ... $8.99
The second album from Spirit – and a standout powerhouse of late 60s rock! The combo have a great way of hitting a groove without losing their cool – as heard on the classic "I Got A Line On You", which leads off the set – and unlike most of their contemporaries, who could be too bluesy for their own good, or too indulgent to keep a good hook going, Spirit here really know how to dip around all the best bits of the late 60s underground, and bring them into tighter focus for deeper penetration into the mainstream. The sound is driven strongly by drums from Ed Cassidy and guitar from Randy California – but the record's also got some nicely sweeter moments too, bits of jazz that slide into a few of the best tracks to complicate the vibe. Titles include "I Got A Line On You", "It Shall Be", "Poor Richard", "Drunkard", "Silky Sam", "Jewish", "Dream Within A Dream", and "She Smiles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stardrive with Robert MasonIntergalactic Trot ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1973. Used ... $3.99
Space jazz for the 70s – a classic batch of synthesizer fusion from keyboardist Robert Mason, whose groove here is totally great! The album's got rhythms that are rooted in rock, but executed in jazz – making for a chunky, funky sound that really helps this album cross over nicely! Mason's synth work is really great – spinning and spiraling out into the cosmos, but held firmly in line with drums from Steve Gadd, percussion from Bruce Ditmas, and a range of saxes from Michael Brecker. Electronics really dominate the set – in a good way too – making the album one of the first of its kind for the era, alongside work by Patrick Gleeson and other artists who'd take this sort of thing to the nth degree! Titles include "Rushes", "Stardrive", "Everything At Once", "Intergalactic Trot", and "Want To Take You Higher". CD

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String Trio Of New YorkFirst String ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A string trio, but one with a sound that's way more than you might expect – neither a staid style from classical forms, nor a gimmicky approach to jazz without horns or drums – and instead, a really open, free sort of sound – just what we'd expect from a group that features work from Billy Bang in his prime! The set features lots of great violin from Bang – alongside guitar from James Emery and bass from John Lindberg – with all players really stretching out on open, exploratory tracks that fall right in line with the best string experiments of the loft jazz scene – with a vibe that at times reminds us especially of the Revolutionary Ensemble. Titles include "The East Side Suite", "Subway Ride With Giuseppi Logan", and "Catharsis In Real Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Lennie TristanoRequiem (Lennie Tristano/New Tristano) ... LP
Atlantic, 1955/1961/1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Excellent double LP set that brings together all of the material from Lennie's classic Atlantic LPs – Lennie Tristano and The New Tristano. The recordings are stellar stuff – of the sort that rewrote the book for modern jazz piano. The first LP has Lennie playing with Lee Konitz on classics like "Turkish Mambo", "East 32nd", "Line Up", and "Requiem" – and the second LP has Lennie playing unaccompanied, but in these wild multi-layered lines, on tracks like "Becoming", "C Minor Complex", and "Deliberation". Some of the most inventive piano work of the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Sokratis Votskos QuartetAlmopian Etude/Sevenates ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99
There's a strongly descending piano line in "Almpoian Etude" – one that gives the whole tune a moody, modal vibe before leader Sokratis Votskos really stretches out on soprano sax – taking the whole thing into nicely spiritual territory! "Sevenates" is a bit more upbeat, and has a style that mixes older Greek rhythms with a more contemporary jazz approach – one that has the soprano leaping nicely alongside the piano, bass, and drums! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from the late 50's by Chet! Although Baker's trumpet playing in the early part of the decade became known as one of the trademark "cool" sounds of the west coast, he started to move towards a sound that was a lot more hardbop at the end of the decade – as you'll hear on this tasty album. The session's got a great (and unlikely) batch of players accompanying Chet – like firey young soul jazz pianist Bobby Timmons, modal grooving bassist Jimmy Bond, and cool tenorist Phil Urso. The set's a great one, and pushes Chet's sound way past the usual stereotypes. Titles include "Medium Rock", "Lucius Lu", "Revelation", and "To Mickey's Memory". Plus, this excellent reissue CD also adds a number of bonus tracks recorded by the same group, but not issued with the original album. Added titles include "Chippyin", "Line For Lyons (vocal version!)", and "Jumpin Off A Clef". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paris Reunion BandFrench Cooking ... LP
Sonet (UK), 1985. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cooking is right! You might imagine by the mid 80s, these jazz greats were past their prime, but this set has Woody Shaw, Dizzy Reece & Johnny Griffin blowin' hard in a front line that also features Slide Hampton & Nathan Davis, all important American players who made their mark in the Paris scene of the 60s and 70s – hence the name – and they're brought together here for a festival tribute to Kenny Clarke, who was supposed to join them on the date. These studio sides were cut shortly thereafter and find the group working in a mode that recreates the unbridled creativity they had during their years in Paris – the groove is open-ended, in a soul bop mode that recalls the best work of Shaw, Hampton, and Davis from the 70s. . Includes "Klook's Theme", 'the Burner" & "Callitwatchawanna". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Gazell.)

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✨✧ Charly AntoliniDrum Beat ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the more fantastic jazz sides on MPS from the 60s! Drummer Charly Antolini was one of Germany's mainstays – a great drummer with a tight sense of rhythm that really helped bring the country's jazz scene into line with the rest of Europe. This album's one of his best – and it features Antolini working with a smoking octet that grooves away hard on 6 electric cuts. Organist Dieter Reith arranged the whole set, and also contributed 3 tracks to the lineup – but it's his work on the keys that really makes the album shine, as Reith's own firey style is a perfect match for Antolini's fast and frenetic work on the drums. There's a 5-part horn section that features some nice tenor work by a young Joki Freund – and the album includes some great groovers, like "Attention", "Drum-Organ", and "Drum-Pat". Great all the way through, though – and a sure sign that MPS was on the right tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul JacksonBlack Octopus ... LP
East World, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Rare Japanese-only session by the monster bassist of The Headhunters – a killer set that masterfully toes the line between heavy jazz funk and a looser soul jazz vibe! Paul Jackson leads a group that includes fellow Headhunter Bennie Maupin, and other jazz funk legends like Herbie Hancock, Alphonse Mouzon, Webster Lewis, and Ray Obiedo. Includes some nice vocals by Jackson, too, sweetly backed by Japanese singers Yuka Kamebuchi and Mari Kaneko. Excellent funky tunes in the best 70s Herbie Hancock tradition, especially the great "Funk Times Three", which starts with a nice break, and the cuts "Tiptoe Thru The Ghetto" and "Burning In The Heat (Of Your Love)" and the 2 part "Black Octopus". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's much more jazz-based, and often more avant than the group's later work – more in line with work in the tradition of the AACM, or some of the earliest loft jazz talents. No surprise, the set was recorded at Ornette Coleman's space on the lower east side in the early 70s – with the mighty Plunky Nakbinde on saxes and flute, sounding a lot more searing than any of his records from the 80s onward – plus Babatunde on percussion, Lon Moshe on vibes and flute, and Al-Hammel Rasul on keyboards. There's a bit of vocalizations, and lots of percussion from group members too – and the sound is very spiritual, with touches of more percussive Afro-centric playing. Includes a great version of Eddie Palmieri's "Azucar Para Ti", plus "At Least We Have A Horizon Now", and "Live Mozambique". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mulatu/HeliocentricsInspiration Information Vol 3 ... LP
Strut (UK), 2009. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A stunner of a joint effort from Ethio jazz funk visionary Mulatu Astatke and psych funk genre-busting combo the Heliocentrics – a record we had the highest hopes for and still find wildly above and beyond our loftiest expectations! The collective touch on some classic Mulatu compositions, but the bulk of the material here is brand new, and purely collaborative – if you know the Helioecentrics or you know Mulatu, you can clearly hear what each bring to the table – and it works together brilliantly! There's often a gritty funk bottom end, the best drums and percussion, fat electric bass lines underneath Ethio jazz inspired sax, trumpet, trombone and flute – swirling psychedelic flourishes with theremin and other effects that never take away from the groove. Mulatu's on vibes, percussion, Wurlitzer, drums and keyboards – and his compositions and the Helios trade back and forth throughout the set. There's some additional Ethiopian instrumentation and atmospheric vocals in the mix on some tunes, and more of an astral, avant funk vibe on others, but there's always a brilliant confluence of styles. Bottom line, the album is everything we wanted it to be and more – this will undoubtedly be favorite for years to come! Titles include "Masenqo", "Cha Cha", "Addis Black Widow", "Mulatu", "Blue Nile", "Esketa Dance", "Chik Chikka", "Live From Tiger Lounge", "Chinese New Year", "Phantom Of The Panther", "Dewel"., "Fire In The Zoo", "An Epic Story" and "Anglo Ethio Suite". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Randy PieRandy Pie ... LP
Zebra (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An obscure jazz rock album from the mid 70s – recorded in Germany, but with vocals in English. Straddling the line between the more mainstream side of prog and some of the more commercial jazzy rock of the time like Chicago, Chase or even a hornless Tower of Power realm, this set is built on tight grooves or slightly bluesy numbers, with some nice keys, choppy guitars that are in more of a funk mode and songs that don't veer off into long instrumental or solo passages. Titles include "Time Machine", "Microfilm", "Super Sid", "Winter Song", and "Highway Driver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German pressing. Cover has a small bend on one corner and some gloss separation at the spine.)

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✨✧ Max RoachIn The Light ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
Max Roach continues the fine line of work with his fresh-voiced quartet of the early 80s – a very hip group that features a young Odeon Pope on tenor, plus Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and Calvin Hill on bass! The work's similar to Roach's quartet sessions of the late 70s, although perhaps a bit more introspective – not as bouncing and joyous as when Billy Harper was with the group, but still freshly modern, and a good indication that Max continued to grow strongly as a player during the time – never content to just rest on his good name from the old days, and always forging forward into fresh jazz territory. Titles include "In The Light", "Good Bait", "Tricotism", "Henry Street Blues", and "Ruby My Dear". CD
(Out of print original Soul Note CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray RussellTurn Circle ... CD
CBS/Vocalion (UK), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible debut from guitarist Ray Russell – easily one of the most inventive British jazz talents at the end of the 60s! Although some of Ray's later work was often quite far out, this set is wonderfully up-close and personal – almost the same equivalent to jazz guitar as Bill Evans' albums of a decade before were to piano – given Russell's inventive tone, technique, and sense of spacing! Most of the rhythms are in a modal-inspired style – and Ray stretches out brilliantly with these free-thinking, single-line solos that never fail to amaze us. Rhythm is by the trio of Roy Fry on piano, Ron Matthewson on bass, and Alan Rushton on guitar – and most of the tunes are originals by Ray, plus a few well-suited choices from other contemporary jazzmen. Titles include "Footprints", "Bonita", "Peruvian Triangle", "Sombrero Sam", "The Fry & I", and the suite "A Day In The Working Life Of A Slave Of Lower Egypt". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brazilian OctopusBrazilian Octopus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fermata/Polysom (Brazil), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible little record with a sound that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – a set that mixes jazzy inflections on vibes, organ, guitar, percussion, and flute – the last of which is played here by a young Hermeto Pascoal! The set was done after Pascoal's work in Quarteto Novo but before some of his more complicated jazz albums of the 70s – and it's got a style that mixes his own love of playful rhythms and complicated shadings with a lighter, freer approach to the music – one that's almost in line with some of the EMI/Odeon work of the time, but which comes off with a slightly different feel. The drums get quite funky at times, and the mix of instruments reminds us a fair bit of the legendary Aquarians album on Uni from the US – but with an influence that's more bossa-driven, in comparison to the Latin modes of that set. At times, there's a lightly dancing beauty to the record that's almost in soundtrack mode – but tunes are more focused overall, and clearly aware of their own instrumental power. Titles include "Gamboa", "Rhodosando", "Cancao Latina", "Summer Hill", "Pavane", "Chaye", "Gosto De Ser Como Sou", "Casa Forte", and "O Passaro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dianne ReevesDianne Reeves ... LP
Blue Note, 1987. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An amazing moment for singer Dianne Reeves – the first in a long line of excellent records for the Blue Note label – and a wonderfully tight blend of jazz and soul, put together at a level that instantly pushed Reeves into the territory of previous giants like Phyllis Hyman and Marlena Shaw! Like both of those singers, Dianne's got roots in jazz, but also pushes towards more of an R&B vibe at times – but never in a way that's commercially aimed at the charts, especially in comparison to some of her contemporaries. There's a really rich feel to the whole album – thanks to help from George Duke, who produced and played keyboards – alongside other musicians like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Titles include "Chan's Song (Never Said)", "I'm OK", "Sky Islands", "Harvest Time", "Yesterdays", and "Better Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(With Blue Note inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Max RoachIn The Light ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Max Roach continues the fine line of work with his fresh-voiced quartet of the early 80s – a very hip group that features a young Odeon Pope on tenor, plus Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and Calvin Hill on bass! The work's similar to Roach's quartet sessions of the late 70s, although perhaps a bit more introspective – not as bouncing and joyous as when Billy Harper was with the group, but still freshly modern, and a good indication that Max continued to grow strongly as a player during the time – never content to just rest on his good name from the old days, and always forging forward into fresh jazz territory. Titles include "In The Light", "Good Bait", "Tricotism", "Henry Street Blues", and "Ruby My Dear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Andre HodeirJazz Et Jazz ... LP
Philips, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Brilliant work from the modernist underground late 50s Paris! Andre Hodeir was one of the city's best-known jazz composers and arrangers at the time – a key part of the postwar scene, and its development into its own style away from strictly American sounds. Hodier's working here with a great batch of French players that include Martial Solal, Roger Guerin, Pierre Gossez, and Pierre Michelot – plus the then-French resident Kenny Clarke. The music swings much more than on other sessions of this type, and works extremely well throughout at blending tight jazzy lines with very "out there" concepts – especially in a way that we never really see in 50's recordings like this. Christine Legrand is on vocals, and although this was years before the Swingle Singers did their thing, and especially before they went onto do avant garde material by Berio, she's got these insane vocals here that are simply astounding. Tracks include "Jazz Et Jazz", "Trope A Saint-Trop", "Jazz Cantata", and "Osymetrios". Very good stuff, and unlike anything else we can think of! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo with deep groove. Cover has a light wear, with small stickers and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Les Jazz ModesMood In Scarlet ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A unique album by one of the oddest jazz groups ever. Les Jazz Modes was the brainchild of horn player Julius Watkins and tenor player Charlie Rouse (who was best known for his work with Monk). The two of them played tight chamber jazz lines with sort of a raw edge, and they added into the mix the soul jazz piano of Gildo Mahones, plus weird moody non-verbal backing by a female singer. The end result is a totally unique sound that's somewhere in between jazz and lounge, but which is probably more in the jazz camp, thanks to great soloing by Rouse. Tracks include "Bohemia", "Catch Her", "Hoo Tai", "Linda Delia", "Mood In Scarlet", and 2 bonus tracks! Reissued with the original cover, and 24 bit remastering, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove!)

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Joe CainLatin Au Go Go (Discotheque) ... LP
Mainstream, 1962. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on this set by Clark Terry on trumpet, Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, and Frank Anderson on piano and some especially nice organ lines! Percussion is super-heavy throughout – played by Jose Mangual, Chocolate, and Marcelino Valdes with a vibe that's just right for the rhythms – and additional support is from Cachao on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums. The grooves are incredible – quite different than anything else on Mainstream Records at the time, and even different than most of the New York scene – and titles include the amazing "Mambo Au Go Go (parts 1 & 2) (also known elsewhere as "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mambo") – a cut that sounds like some sort of crazy avant garde percussion banging, all made to keep in time to a mambo beat, with jazzy organ solos over the top. Other titles include "Mongo Mongo Baby", "Papa Bajo", "Que Paso", "Tanga Pa Katanga", and "Chunga A Go Go". (This is another issue of the album that was also released as Latin Explosion on the Time label – but with a different title and different song titles!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Musart pressing. Cover has split top and bottom seams.)

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Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on this set by Clark Terry on trumpet, Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, and Frank Anderson on piano and some especially nice organ lines! Percussion is super-heavy throughout – played by Jose Mangual, Chocolate, and Marcelino Valdes with a vibe that's just right for the rhythms – and additional support is from Cachao on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums. The grooves are incredible – quite different than anything else on Mainstream Records at the time, and even different than most of the New York scene – and titles include the amazing "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mambo (parts 1 & 2) (also known elsewhere as "Mambo Au Go Go") – a cut that sounds like some sort of crazy avant garde percussion banging, all made to keep in time to a mambo beat, with jazzy organ solos over the top. Other titles include "Mongo Mongo Baby", "Papa Bajo", "Que Paso", "Tanga Pa Katanga", and "Chunga A Go Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie PalmieriFull Circle ... CD
Ropeadope/Uprising, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Fantastic work from Eddie Palmieri – sounding here as if he hasn't changed a thing since the 70s! With most artists, that would be a critique – but given that during the 70s, Eddie was constantly ablaze with creative activity, and always pushing his boundaries – we mean that statement as a compliment in the best possible way – because all these many years later, Palmieri is still setting the standard for everything that can be done in Latin jazz, and reminding us that few folks can ever reach the heights to which he's taken us over the years! Eddie's been sneaking a few killer albums on the market over the past decade or so, and this is the latest in that run – completely away from any more commercial inclinations, and done in a burning descarga mode that allows Eddie's piano to really open up in a killer jazz lineup that includes Jimmy Bosch and Conrad Herwig on trombones, Jonathan Powell on trumpet, Louis Fouche on trumpet, Luques Curtis on bass, and Camilo Molina on timbales! Herman Olivera sings lead vocals, but the tracks are long and feature lots of jazzy solos – on titles that include "Paolo Pa Rumba", "Oyelo Que Te Conviene", "Linda Yambu", "Azucar", "Vamanos Pa'L Monte", and "Muneca". CD

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Sun RaCosmos ... LP
Inner City, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the best-remembered Sun Ra albums from the 70s – a really cool little session that features Ra playing the unusual "rocksichord" all the way through! The instrument's a very weird one – kind of like a messed-up electric piano, with lots of cool broken notes and a weird fuzzed-out tone – one that almost feels like a guitar's being fitted into a keyboard, with almost psychedelic results! Ra's use of the rocksichord gives the album a really eerie, outer spacey sound – one that mixes strongly with more familiar jazz lines from John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Danny Thompson on baritone, and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet. Titles include "The Mystery Of Two", "Interstellar Low Ways", "Cosmos", "Moonship Journey", "Neo-Project #2", and "Jazz From An Unknown Planet". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cosmos ... LP 59.99

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Sun RaCosmos ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- ... $59.99
One of the best-remembered Sun Ra albums from the 70s – a really cool little session that features Ra playing the unusual "rocksichord" all the way through! The instrument's a very weird one – kind of like a messed-up electric piano, with lots of cool broken notes and a weird fuzzed-out tone – one that almost feels like a guitar's being fitted into a keyboard, with almost psychedelic results! Ra's use of the rocksichord gives the album a really eerie, outer spacey sound – one that mixes strongly with more familiar jazz lines from John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Danny Thompson on baritone, and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet. Titles include "The Mystery Of Two", "Interstellar Low Ways", "Cosmos", "Moonship Journey", "Neo-Project #2", and "Jazz From An Unknown Planet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has surface wear and some aging.)
Also available Cosmos ... LP 11.99

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Banda Black Rio/MieleMiss Cheryl/Melo Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight inst) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! The flipside is a very cool remake of "Rapper's Delight" – one that starts out in familiar territory on the start, but then has a jazzier piano line instead of the vocal, and a wicked guitar solo in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Benito Di PaulaGravado Ao Vivo ... LP
Copacabana (Brazil), 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Benito sings kind of a lounge version of samba, with tight jazzy piano lines, and warm backing by a small combo and a vocal group. The best cuts get pretty lively, and the record's got some nice groovers buried in the mix. Titles include "Vou Cantar Vou Sambar", "Meu Enredo", "Tributo A Um Rei Esquecido", "Preludio No 4", "Novo Rio", and "Alem De Tudo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tito RodriguezLive At Birdland ... LP
United Artists, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A fantastic record that's truly one of Tito Rodriguez's best from the 60s – a very jazzy affair, and one that breaks the pattern of most of his other albums of the time! As the title implies, Tito's working here live at Birdland nightclub – with a jazz-based lineup to match the setting, one that includes great guest work from Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Al Cohn, and Bob Brookmeyer – all of whom really expand Tito's sound with some wonderful solo work! The tracks here are all longer than usual for Tito, and all much more Latin jazz too – and titles include "Summertime", "Mack The Knife", "Perdido", and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing on WS Latino.)

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Flavio Ambrosetti/Krzysztof Komeda/Polish Jazz Quartet/Zbigniew NamyslowskiJazz Jamboree 64 Vol 3 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1964. New Copy ... $11.99
Great work from the 1964 edition of Poland's Jazz Jamboree – always a great showcase for hip talents from the European scene, and some of the coolest jazz going on in Poland at the time! The set begins with a sublime batch of tracks from the Flavio Ambrosetti All Stars – a trans-European group that features Flavio on tenor, Franco Ambrosetti on trumpet, George Gruntz on piano, Tadeusz Wojcik on bass, and Pierre Favre on drums – swinging hard, but also with these great modern currents around the edges – as you might expect from such a lineup! The group perform a fair bit of original material – long titles that include "That For Me", "Spanish Castle", "Tribute To Someone", "James Bond", and "Anthropology" – the last of which is an original Ambrosetti tune, not the bop standard. Next is a range of great Polish material – the Komeda song "Sophia's Tune", performed by Komeda's Group with Michal Urbaniak on tenor and Tomasz Stanko on trumpet; "Variee" and "Intima" by a quartet with Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski on tenor and Wojciech Karolak on piano; and "Despair" and "The Caretaker Rules" by the quartet of alto genius Zbigniew Namyslowski. CD

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Harry BabasinHarry Babasin & The Jazz Pickers ... LP
Mode, Late 50s. Very Good ... $39.99
An excellent set of 50s west coast chamber jazz – featuring a quintet that includes Harry Babasin on cello, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Demsey Wright on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums. The pairing of cello and vibes in the frontline is really great – and with additional support from guitar, the instruments really swing nicely on the set. The album's the sort that you might miss, because the Premier label was sort of a budget operation – but it's a really nice little side that grooves with a keen late 50s approach that's very much in the manner of similar albums on Dawn or Bethlehem – but arguably better, as it's recorded with an open feel, and some really great sound. Titles include "Hoppy", "De Ge", "On Bear Hill", "Pee Wee", and "Wingo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with the deep groove! Cover has a split top seam and discoloration from age.)

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Baroque Jazz TrioBaroque Jazz Trio ... LP
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About July 19, 2019
Beautiful stuff – and one of the most stunning jazz albums ever recorded – a blinding mix of harpsichord, cello, and Indian percussion – with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album was the brainchild of the cross-culturally fertile Saravah records at the end of the 60s – home to experimental work by Brigitte Fontaine, Barney Wilen, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and others. From the start, the group wanted to work in a boundary-less territory that really pushed the limits of jazz – drawing in inspiration from world music, and working in a style they called "baroque", to emphasize the bizarreness of their project. Given the heavy use of tabla on the set, the album's got a really driving rhythmic component – making for some funky numbers that have been sought-after jazz-dance tracks for years. And the role of the harpsichord is surprisingly strong – played in almost modal lines, but with a hesitating, lilting groove that's quite different to similar use of the piano at the time. Titles include "Delhi Daily", "Chandigardh", "Latin Baroque", "Zoma", and "Cesar Go Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big FourJazz At The Torys ... CD
King (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
That's Torys, as in Suntory's – the big Japanese distillery who's hosting this special performance of The Big Four – a crackling lineup that features soulful tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto and drums from George Kawaguchi! The core group have an energy that's like the best American bop combos of the 50s – and they wail away beautifully at the start of the set, then pick up some additional sounds from guest musicians who include Sadao Watanabe on alto and Akira Miyazawa on tenor – plus a bit of vibes and vocals as well. Tracks include "Harlem Nocturne", "Seiji's Boogie", "Battle Of Sax", "Summertime", "Tenderly", and "Cotton Tail". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Jazz At The Torys ... LP 48.99
 
 
 



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