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Al Cohn/Bill Perkins/Richie KamucaBrothers! (Jazz Line) ... LP
RCA (France), 1955. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A classic set of interlocking tenor work from 3 giants who made up the best part of Woody Herman's classic 4 horn lineup – Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, and Richie Kamuca – all coming together here in small group formation! The album's a wonderful example of the way that the hornplay of the larger Herman group had an influence on the smaller combos of the west coast scene – and Perkins and Kamuca are especially great here, working with a strong sense of precision, but also some nice humanity in their tone. Other group members include either Jimmy Raney or Barry Galbraith on guitar, Hank Jones on piano, John Beal on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – and titles include "Cap Snapper", "Pro Ex", "Hags", "Gay Blade", and "The Walrus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s French Jazz Line series pressing. Cover has some edge wear and is bent a bit around the edges.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisFox & The Hounds (Jazz Line) ... LP
RCA (France), 1967. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the wonderful and overlooked albums that Eddie Lockjaw Davis cut for RCA in the mid 60s – each of which features the tenorist in a slightly different mode than usual, with a great focus on his tone! This one has Eddie as the main soloist in front of arrangements by Bobby Plater, who'd done a lot of work for Lionel Hampton – and the vibe is a bit like some of the Johnny Hodges records over at Verve in a similar mode. Titles include "I Wished On The Moon", "Born To Be Blue", "People Will Say We're In Love", "Call Me", "Day by Day", and "Out of Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)
 
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Chet BakerChet Baker At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall – Hamburg 1979 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99 44.99
Late work from Chet Baker on the European scene is always something special – and live dates from Hamburg's Onkel Po's club are always pretty darn special too – so you can imagine the greatness that awaits you on this really wonderful album! The tracks are all very long – even longer than most other Chet Baker live albums of the time – and Chet's got that wonderful open phrasing that we love from these years – even more of a way of spacing out the notes than on his early material, given a twist here from a cool group who even bring some slightly funky currents to the rhythms – a lineup that features Phil Markowitz on piano, Jean Louis Rassinfosse on bass, and Charlie Rice on drums – the last of whom is a player who's not afraid to provide a nice snap and crackle when needed! Titles include "There'll Never Be Another You", "Broken Wing", "Black Eyes", "Love For Sale", and "You Can't Go Home Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil EvansGil Evans Orchestra – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1986. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99 29.99
The masterful Gil Evans was very alive and well in the 80s – working in ways that continued to push forward from his famous arranging modes of the 50s and 60s, and furthering some of the experiments with electric instrumentation that he began in the 70s! And somehow, the strength of Evans work really seems to come out best at the time in a live setting – recordings like this, where Gil can lead the group on long tracks that really let them stretch out with all sorts of new ideas – as the individual soloists push nicely on the larger charts that Evans provides! Gil plays piano at the head of an all-star lineup that includes Shunzo Ono and Lew Soloff on trumpets, Chris Hunter on alto, Bill Evans on tenor, Howard Johnson on baritone, Pete Levin on keyboards, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Victor Lewis on drums, and Marilyn Mazur on percussion – stepping out on well-recorded tracks that were originally done for German radio. Most numbers are well past the 10 minute mark – and titles include "Stone Free", "Little Wing", "Up From The Skies", "Subway", "There Comes A Time/Birdland", and "Orgone". CD
Also available Gil Evans Orchestra – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP 51.99

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Gil EvansGil Evans Orchestra – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1986. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $51.99 59.99
The masterful Gil Evans was very alive and well in the 80s – working in ways that continued to push forward from his famous arranging modes of the 50s and 60s, and furthering some of the experiments with electric instrumentation that he began in the 70s! And somehow, the strength of Evans work really seems to come out best at the time in a live setting – recordings like this, where Gil can lead the group on long tracks that really let them stretch out with all sorts of new ideas – as the individual soloists push nicely on the larger charts that Evans provides! Gil plays piano at the head of an all-star lineup that includes Shunzo Ono and Lew Soloff on trumpets, Chris Hunter on alto, Bill Evans on tenor, Howard Johnson on baritone, Pete Levin on keyboards, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Victor Lewis on drums, and Marilyn Mazur on percussion – stepping out on well-recorded tracks that were originally done for German radio. Most numbers are well past the 10 minute mark – and titles include "Stone Free", "Little Wing", "Up From The Skies", "Subway", "There Comes A Time/Birdland", and "Orgone". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gil Evans Orchestra – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 ... CD 25.99

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisEddie Harris Quartet – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1988 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1988. New Copy 2CDs ... $23.99 26.99
A mighty nice late life concert from tenor genius Eddie Harris – and one that has a number of moments that remind us just how special Eddie could be in the right setting! The group here is a bit unusual in that it has a guitar in the lineup instead of a piano – Darryl Thompson on the instrument, maybe echoing the way that Harris would use guitarist Joe Diorio on some of his earlier recordings – on long tracks that are full of interesting rhythms and unusual changes, supported by Ray Peterson on bass and Norman Fearrington on drums. Eddie also plays a bit of piano too, and the set is way more than just an aging jazzman working through standards – as you'll hear on titles that include "Ambidextrous", "Blue Bossa", "La Carnival", "Ice Cream", "Vexatious Progressions", "Get On Down", and "Eddie Who". CD

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Thelonious Monk/Martial SolalThelonious Monk Quartet – Live In Berlin 1961/Martial Solal Trio – Live In Essen 1959 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1959/1961. New Copy Gatefold ... $31.99 36.99
Two giants of modern jazz piano, both performing here on a single set! And no, they don't play together – although we would have loved to hear that – but the live material here shows both musicians in their best light – with Monk's killer quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums – stretching out on nice long tracks that include "Crepuscule With Nellie", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", and "Rhythm A Ning". But maybe even more interesting is the group with Martial Solal on piano – as it features guest work from Lucky Thompson on soprano sax on two cuts, plus work from Oscar Pettiford on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums! Titles include "The World Awakes", "Yesterdays", "The Squirrel", and "Special Club". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomeryNDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (with bonus Blu Ray) ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1965. New Copy CD & Blu Ray ... $22.99 25.99
A tremendous lost chapter in the career of guitar genius Wes Montgomery – material recorded in Germany in the mid 60s – complete with backings by a large group who give the whole thing a vibe that's a bit like some of the charts that Oliver Nelson would score for Wes on Verve! The recording quality is great, and the tracks really stretch out beautifully – with some arrangements by Wes, and others by saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Ross – who both play on the record as well! The setting is live, tracks are long, and Montgomery seems to have even more bite than on some of his studio recordings – on titles that include "Four On Six", "Last Of The Wine", "Leopard Walks", "Blue Grass", "Opening 2", and "West Coast Blues". Plus, the set also comes with a blu-ray video of rehearsals for the set – with work from Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, Ronnie Ross on baritone, and Hans Koller on alto – really hard swinging in a Clarke Boland sort of way. And heck, even Martial Solal is in the group on piano too!' CD

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McCoy Tyner & Freddie HubbardMcCoy Tyner & Freddie Hubbard Quintet – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1986. New Copy 2CDs ... $23.99 26.99
A tremendous pairing of players – each stretching out here with even more of a sense of majesty than you might normally hear in their best recordings of the time! The tracks are all nice and long, and really driven by the modal energy of the piano of McCoy Tyner – who's working here with superb rhythm backing from Louis Hayes on drums and the great Avery Sharpe on bass – who may well be giving one of his most wonderful performances on record, both from the solo space given his work on bass, and the way that the mix brings out all the best elements of his contributions! Tyner's got a wider range of styles on the set than Hubbard – but Freddie also really opens up with those long, completely imaginative solos that he was bringing to his best live work of the 80s – a whole new chapter in his all-great career. Titles include "Latino Suite", "Inner Glimpse", "Neo Terra", "Island Birdie", "Blues For Basie", "Body & Soul", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". CD
Also available McCoy Tyner & Freddie Hubbard Quintet – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP 51.99

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McCoy Tyner & Freddie HubbardMcCoy Tyner & Freddie Hubbard Quintet – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1986. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $51.99 59.99
A tremendous pairing of players – each stretching out here with even more of a sense of majesty than you might normally hear in their best recordings of the time! The tracks are all nice and long, and really driven by the modal energy of the piano of McCoy Tyner – who's working here with superb rhythm backing from Louis Hayes on drums and the great Avery Sharpe on bass – who may well be giving one of his most wonderful performances on record, both from the solo space given his work on bass, and the way that the mix brings out all the best elements of his contributions! Tyner's got a wider range of styles on the set than Hubbard – but Freddie also really opens up with those long, completely imaginative solos that he was bringing to his best live work of the 80s – a whole new chapter in his all-great career. Titles include "Latino Suite", "Inner Glimpse", "Neo Terra", "Island Birdie", "Blues For Basie", "Body & Soul", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available McCoy Tyner & Freddie Hubbard Quintet – Live At Fabrik Hamburg 1986 ... CD 23.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall – Hamburg 1979 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1979. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Late work from Chet Baker on the European scene is always something special – and live dates from Hamburg's Onkel Po's club are always pretty darn special too – so you can imagine the greatness that awaits you on this really wonderful album! The tracks are all very long – even longer than most other Chet Baker live albums of the time – and Chet's got that wonderful open phrasing that we love from these years – even more of a way of spacing out the notes than on his early material, given a twist here from a cool group who even bring some slightly funky currents to the rhythms – a lineup that features Phil Markowitz on piano, Jean Louis Rassinfosse on bass, and Charlie Rice on drums – the last of whom is a player who's not afraid to provide a nice snap and crackle when needed! Titles include "There'll Never Be Another You", "Broken Wing", "Black Eyes", "Love For Sale", and "You Can't Go Home Again". CD
Also available Chet Baker At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall – Hamburg 1979 ... LP 38.99

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✨✧ Duke PearsonAngel Eyes ... CD
Jazz Line/Muzak (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Chet BakerI Grandi Del Jazz ... LP
Fabbri Editori (Italy), 1952/1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A collection of recordings for Prestige – includes "Line For Lyons" and "Bark For Barksdale" from 1952, and "So Easy", "Go-Go", "Bevan Beeps", "Madison Avenue", "Lonely Star" and "Cherokee" from 1965. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and light smudges.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersNew York Scene ... CD
Concord/King (Japan), 1984. Used ... $9.99
Overlooked genius from Art Blakey's 80s years – a time when he was recording for a variety of smaller labels, but turning out work that was every bit as fresh and vibrant as his sides from the 60s and 70s! As always with the Jazz Messengers, the group's filled with up-and-coming jazz talents that really make the record great – trumpet from Terence Blanchard, tenor from Jean Toussaint, alto from Donald Harrison, piano from Mulgrew Miller, and bass from Lonnie Plaxico – all players who leave their own imprint strongly on the record, yet still fall into line with the core groove supplied by Blakey's drums. Titles include Blanchard's "Oh By The Way", Harrison's "Controversy", and Miller's "Falafel" – all wonderfully soulful numbers – plus a "Ballad Medley", and a version of "Tenderly". CD
(Out of print King pressing.)

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Governor's State University Jazz BandGovernor's State University Jazz Band Live ... LP
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time – a public college at the end of the main train line running through the south side of Chicago – which made the school a place of great opportunity and expression for the city's African-American community. Rather than a junior college, GSU had higher levels of learning – and had an especially strong jazz program, as you'll hear in this set – which features both sextet performances and work by a larger ensemble – both imbued with some of the best creative legacy of the Chicago scene. Things never go far outside, but there's definitely a deeper understanding of musical reaches taking place here – and the core quartet features Walter Henderson on cornet, John Pate on piano, Eugene Vineyard on tenor, Ronald Askew on guitar, Jeff Simon on bass, and Curtis Prince on drums. These players are in the larger group – which also features William Howell and Gerald Myrow on trombones, Vincent Carter and Steele Seales on saxes, and Kenneth Brass and Melvin Williams on trumpets. Titles include "Crabmeat", "Song For Suzanne", "Keishaz", "Give It One", "Listen Here", and "Spanish Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi! Part of the excellent Groove Diggers series!)
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Governor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99
Governor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Governor's State University Jazz BandGovernor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. Used ... $19.99
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time – a public college at the end of the main train line running through the south side of Chicago – which made the school a place of great opportunity and expression for the city's African-American community. Rather than a junior college, GSU had higher levels of learning – and had an especially strong jazz program, as you'll hear in this set – which features both sextet performances and work by a larger ensemble – both imbued with some of the best creative legacy of the Chicago scene. Things never go far outside, but there's definitely a deeper understanding of musical reaches taking place here – and the core quartet features Walter Henderson on cornet, John Pate on piano, Eugene Vineyard on tenor, Ronald Askew on guitar, Jeff Simon on bass, and Curtis Prince on drums. These players are in the larger group – which also features William Howell and Gerald Myrow on trombones, Vincent Carter and Steele Seales on saxes, and Kenneth Brass and Melvin Williams on trumpets. Titles include "Crabmeat", "Song For Suzanne", "Keishaz", "Give It One", "Listen Here", and "Spanish Samba". CD
(Includes obi!)
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Governor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99
Governor's State University Jazz Band Live ... LP 34.99

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Governor's State University Jazz BandGovernor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time – a public college at the end of the main train line running through the south side of Chicago – which made the school a place of great opportunity and expression for the city's African-American community. Rather than a junior college, GSU had higher levels of learning – and had an especially strong jazz program, as you'll hear in this set – which features both sextet performances and work by a larger ensemble – both imbued with some of the best creative legacy of the Chicago scene. Things never go far outside, but there's definitely a deeper understanding of musical reaches taking place here – and the core quartet features Walter Henderson on cornet, John Pate on piano, Eugene Vineyard on tenor, Ronald Askew on guitar, Jeff Simon on bass, and Curtis Prince on drums. These players are in the larger group – which also features William Howell and Gerald Myrow on trombones, Vincent Carter and Steele Seales on saxes, and Kenneth Brass and Melvin Williams on trumpets. Titles include "Crabmeat", "Song For Suzanne", "Keishaz", "Give It One", "Listen Here", and "Spanish Samba". CD
Also available
Governor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99
Governor's State University Jazz Band Live ... LP 34.99

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John GraasJazz-Lab 2 ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good- ... $9.99
A classic session from the second wave of LA cool jazz of the 50s – headed up by French horn player John Graas, a player as important to his instrument as Gerry Mulligan was to the baritone sax! Like Mulligan, Graas was working with an instrument that you might normally think of as clunky – but he managed to swing with an incredibly fluid style – bringing the French horn into jazz with amazing skill, and working with groups of top-shelf LA players in a tightly arranged style that crackled with energy! Graas is working here in a slightly experimental "lab" style – mostly in smaller groups than some of his other recortdings, with a varied cast of characters including Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Jack Montrose, Paul Moer, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Giuffre and others. 8 tracks in all, including "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Cluster", "Mood", "Three Line Blues", "Chuggin'", "Trio", "Canon-Friar" and "Be My Guest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing. Cover has a split spine, but is nice overall.)

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PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds – The Complete Works 1968 to 1970 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, 1968/1969/1970. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 29.98
Brilliantly soulful jazz from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – a group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual – a box set featuring the originally self-released trilogy of releases Jawbones (1968), Since Washington (1969), and Winter Winds (1970) in one great package from Now Again! Of the trilogy, each is rare enough that we hadn't seen an original LP as of the time of release of this set, and a Japanese CD release of Winter Winds was our only intro to the soulful ingenuity of jazz composer/arranger/vibraphonist/pianist Hewitt. The LPs were actually only pressed in runs of 100 pieces per (!!!) – so this set compiling them is quite revelatory! His group works at a level that's definitely in line with some of our favorite indie jazz at the time – really pushing the boundaries with a great sense of spirit – stretching out towards new ideas, yet never getting too free or too outside to lose their sense of swing. But at another level, there's a slightly groovy undercurrent, too – one that comes from the wordless vocals on Winter Winds, a style that reminds us a bit of the singing on the Sound Of Feeling record with Oliver Nelson – particularly given the modal grooves on the best numbers, but the strength of the groove overall holds true on all three albums. Rhythms are really in the lead at the strongest points – driven by Phil Hewitt's work on piano and vibes, and topped with alto sax and flugelhorn, too. Players include Dick Zemlin on trumpet & piano, Charley Forsberg on alto, Richard Zemlin on flugelhorn, Rick Hearns & Marty Keller on drums. Jawbones includes "Free", "Don't Judge Your Brother", "Ihadmyheadoverthechickensouppot" and more. Since Washington includes "Alone And Watching", "Sad Sunday", " 3AM" and more. Winter Wind includes "I'm Wondering Why", "Oma Rakas", "The Winter Wind", "Tuija", "Baon Que Bash", "Ill Love Song", and "It's Got Two & That's Alright". The box includes reproductions of the original album art plus liner notes, and a 2009 interview by Eothen Alapatt. CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz DisciplesRight Down Front ... LP
New Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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 light wear, and a small bit of tape – label has a small mark.)

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Enrico Rava, Sergio Fanni, Modern Jazz Gang, & OthersJazz In Italy ... LP
Honey Pie, Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A legendary overview of jazz on the Italian scene at the start of the 60s – a great document of the new modes that was really setting the work of Italian jazz musicians apart from those in other parts of Europe – working with fresh ideas and a new conception that's completely sublime! The work here often has a great balance between structure and individual voice – and many numbers feature strong soloists who'd go on to great fame in a variety of settings – already graced here with talents that seem greater than their young years. Trumpeter Enrico Rava leads things off in a quartet with pianist Maurizio Lama, on a version of the tune "Line For Lyons" – and Lama follows with a trio reading of his own "Tema For Franco". Trumpeter Sergio Fanni is joined by the great Eraldo Volante on tenor and baritone on the tunes "Duo" and "Circeo". Later soundtrack artist Piero Umiliani serves up his "Picolla Suite Americana" – followed by the Modern Jazz Gang of saxophonist Sandro Brugnolini (with later sound library giants Enzo Scoppa and Cicci Santucci), on the tracks "The Drum Is A Tramp" and "Blue Mirria". Trombonist Dino Piana delivers the tune "Tempo Di Febbraio" with help from the great Gianni Basso on tenor – and the set also features a reading of "Bag's Groove" with Giorgio Azzolini on bass, Piano on trombone, and Attilio Donadio on alto. LP, Vinyl record album

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Yusuke ShimaSilent Jazz Case For The Vinyl ... LP
Urban (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... $36.99 53.99
A great collection of cuts from the four different Jazz Case CDs from trumpeter Yusuke Shima – one that really glows with the special vinyl placement of the music – at a level that has Shima's trumpet shimmering nicely in a mix of both muted and full-blown modes! Yusuke often blows with a compressed sound that's clearly in a legacy of Miles Davis – but also works with some more soulful grooves as well – not funk or club, but some nicely laidback rhythms that feature slow-stepping rhythms from piano, bass, and drums – as well as additional flute from Shima too. Titles include "R40", "Sukhumvit Street", "Adhesion", "Line On The Sea", "Phillys Dance", "Never Die Miles", and "Japan Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album

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Randy WestonHow High The Moon (aka The Modern Art Of Jazz) ... LP
Dawn/Biograph, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99 9.99
One of the first true moments of brilliance from pianist Randy Weston – an early effort for a larger group – of the sort that allowed him to work out even more complicated patterns and rhythms in his music! The jagged Weston approach to a piano line is very firmly in place, even at this early point in his career – and Randy's deeper modern ideals are carried off perfectly by the album's sextet lineup – which features Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, Cecil Payne on baritone, and Ray Copeland on trumpet. Some of the tracks are in trio formation, but still quite striking themselves – and the set features a few great early Weston compositions – like "Loose Wig", "Theme For Teddy", and "J&K Blues" – plus nice takes on "In A Spanish Town", "Well You Needn't", and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Roots – Funky & Abstract Directions In Jazz 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Atlantic/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Some of the hippest jazz tracks ever recorded by Atlantic Records – a great blend of numbers that mixes together modal groovers, funky jams, and hard-hitting soul jazz tracks! The music here nicely steps around a number of different styles, and a number of different artists – and represents the cooler side of the Atlantic jazz catalog – instead of some of their better-known, crossover hits – mixed with a few funk and soul numbers too! The set was compiled by London DJ Russ Dewbury – and he did an excellent job of dipping into all the right parts of the Atlantic catalog, and timed out the set so that the cuts fit together extremely well. Titles include "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Dr John, "Jagger The Dagger" by Eugene McDaniels, "It's Your Thing" by Shirley Scott, "See Line Woman" by Yusef Lateef, "Mean Greens" by Eddie Harris, "The Windjammer" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Root" by Roland Kirk, "The Fakir" by Duke Pearson, "Witchi Tai To" by Jim Pepper, "Sufur" by Rufus Harley, and "Foxy Brown" by David Newman. CD

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✨✧ Chet Baker QuartetJazz At Ann Arbor ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent early album from Chet Baker – recorded with his classic quartet lineup that included Russ Freeman on piano – and done in conjunction with a concert recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan – oddly promoted by Ollie McLaughlin, a legendary figure on the Detroit soul scene in the 60s! The album's a bit of a change from the usual Baker Pacific Jazz set – in that tracks are often slightly longer than usual – not all-out jams, but in the five minute range, with slightly extended soloing. Other members of the group include Carson Smith on bass and Bob Neel on drums – and titles include "Line For Lyons", "Lover Man", "Maid In Mexico", "Headline", and "Russ Job". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing on Fresh Sound. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersOriginally ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great rare 50s material by Blakey – an early 80s issue of outtakes from the Hard Bop LP, plus some sides recorded shortly afterwards, with a slight line-up change. The group is one of the earliest incarnations of the Jazz Messengers, featuring Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley in the front line, and Doug Watkins and Horace Silver playing rhythm alongside Blakey, blowing hard on 4 burning sides worthy of the title of the LP they were left off of: "Late Show","Ill Wind", "Weird-O" and an alternate take of "Carol's Interlude". The remainder of the album trades in Kenny Drew, Ira Sullivan and Wilbur Ware for "Lil' T" and "The New Message", and there's a "Gershwin Medley" featuring an altogether different lineup of the Messengers. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Steve Marcus/Sonny Sharrock/Miroslav Vitous/DanielGreen Line ... LP
RCA/Life Goes On (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really amazing set from this ultra-cool quartet – a group that features lots of soulful reed work from Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, plus smoking guitar lines from a young Sonny Sharrock! Sonny's funkier here than we've ever heard him before – and gets some strong inspiration from the bass of Miroslav Vitous and drums of Daniel Humair – the latter of whom also hits grooves we never would have expected – sometimes bold and avant, but sometimes very tight and rhythmic! The album's got four long tracks, all very much in the kind of trippy space between funky jazz and freer work you'd find on the Vortex albums of Steve Marcus – and titles include "The Echoes", "Green Line", and "Melvin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJazz Ladies – The Singing Pianists 1926 to 1961 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The image of a female singer at a piano is nothing new, but it definitely has a very special place in the history of jazz – maybe one of the few spots where a female instrumentalist could really get some time in the spotlight, while also breaking past some of the more standard cliches of teary-eyed torch singers too! This set is an excellent overview of the tradition – and features material from the early years of jazz, when there was maybe a stronger through-line to blues as well – then follows artists up through a huge boom in the postwar years – as piano lines got more modern, and vocal approaches did too! The set does a great job of mixing up traditions – still following some of the more blues-based artists through the 50s as well – and as with every great set on the Fremeaux label, the set features detailed notes in English and French on all the contents. 76 tracks in all – with selections by Cleo Brown, Una Mae Carlisle, Katie Webster, Lilette Thomas, Shirley Horn, Madonna Martin, Christine Chatman, Jeri Southern, Blossom Dearie, Hadda Brooks, Frantic Fay Thomas, Louise Johnson, Martha Davis, Nellie Lutcher, Clara Ward, Ira Mae Littlejohn, Paula Watson, Arizone Dranes, Camille Howard, and a number of others. CD

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✨✧ Irv RochlinLine For FP ... CD
Munich/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Irv Rochlin is a pianist that few folks know, and that's a damn shame – because Irv left his American home in the 60s, took up residency in Amsterdam, and became a hell of a great player, and one with a very lyrical tone! You'll hear that quality here in full proportion – as the album's one of Rochlin's overlooked sessions from his days overseas – a record that has a stunning amount of depth, but with a sense of effortless ease – as you might hear from an American player like Kenny Barron or Tommy Flanagan during the same stretch in their careers. The rest of the group is nice, too – with Victor Kahihatu on bass and the great Eric Ineke on drums – great partners for Irv, as he makes his way through tunes that include "West Of Eden", "Beautiful Love", "Blue In Green", "Tenderly", "With A Song In My Heart", and "Line For FP". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $4.99
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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DoomcannonRenaissance ... CD
Brownswood, 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A stunning debut from Doomcannon – a set that's billed as a love letter to his native London, and which bristles with the best sort of experimental energy of that city's contemporary scene! As with work from some of his contemporaries, Doomcannon has a way of taking jazz roots and pushing them way past conventional generic descriptions – handling most of the instruments here himself, in a blend of acoustic and electric elements – soaring drums one minute, a found sound the next, echoed by a moody keyboard line, or a dreamy trumpet solo – and opening the door to so many other elements along the way! Very much in the spirit of Chicago experiments from International Anthem, too – with titles that include "Thesis", "Amalgamation", "Black Liberation", "This Too", "Times", "Dark Ages", and "Entrance To The Unknown". CD
Also available Renaissance ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ DoomcannonRenaissance ... LP
Brownswood, 2022. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
A stunning debut from Doomcannon – a set that's billed as a love letter to his native London, and which bristles with the best sort of experimental energy of that city's contemporary scene! As with work from some of his contemporaries, Doomcannon has a way of taking jazz roots and pushing them way past conventional generic descriptions – handling most of the instruments here himself, in a blend of acoustic and electric elements – soaring drums one minute, a found sound the next, echoed by a moody keyboard line, or a dreamy trumpet solo – and opening the door to so many other elements along the way! Very much in the spirit of Chicago experiments from International Anthem, too – with titles that include "Thesis", "Amalgamation", "Black Liberation", "This Too", "Times", "Dark Ages", and "Entrance To The Unknown". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Renaissance ... CD 13.99

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Kurt EllingFlirting With Twilight ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Think what you may about this groove-patched hipster – we still think he's one of the best jazz vocalists of our time! Kurt Elling's carrying a torch that few other singers could handle – a direct line back to the genius male jazz vocal work of singers like Mark Murphy and Jon Hendricks, armed with the confident emotionality and freely expressive style of the former, and the jazz-based virtuosity and sense of humor of the latter. This recent Blue Note session is very much in Elling's best mode – a bit too sweet in parts, but filled with some great numbers that show him always pushing the envelope, not content to just be a "modern classic" vocalist, as might be said for some of his female contemporaries in the jazz vocal realm. Titles include "Say It", "While You Are Mine", "I'm Thru With Love", "Orange Blossoms In Summertime", "Detour Ahead", "Lil Darlin", and "Easy Living". And sure, we wish there were more original compositions – as on other albums – but Elling really still does a great job with the standards! CD
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✨✧ Kurt EllingNightmoves ... CD
Concord, 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first non-Blue Note album from Kurt Elling – and a great fresh start for one of the greatest jazz singers working today! Kurt hasn't sounded this fluid or confident in years – and while we expected that Concord Records might have put him in a slicker, smoother setting, the record's actually nicely stripped-down – mostly recorded with small combo acoustic jazz instrumentation, plus some very slight strings on just a few tracks. Elling's got a sense of vocal presence that we'd accord to a rare few – Jon Hendricks, Michael Franks, and Mark Murphy – and like those singers, he's got a wonderful way of putting himself on the line, but without going too far – never hitting emotions or notes that are too easy, and always reminding us that he's a jazz singer first and foremost. Titles include "Nightmoves", "Tight", "Where Are You My Love", "I Like The Sunrise", "A New Body & Soul", "The Waking", and "The Sleepers". CD

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Booker ErvinBook Cooks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paolo Fedreghini & Marco BianchiCircus In C Minor/Urban Savage ... 12-inch
Schema (Italy), 2004. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
Incredible jazzy grooves – in the best Schema Records tradition! "Circus In C Minor" feels like an old track lifted from the MPS/Saba catalog – a modal loping groover that begins with a strong grand piano part and bass line, plus a bit of tenor sax – before leaping into a wonderful bigger band passage that's only slightly programmed and remixed! "Urban Savage" follows in similar rhythmic territory – bouncing along some wonderfully rounded bass parts that jump along with the groove – and featuring some excellent horn passages layered over the top! Dancefloor jazz at its best – and the kind of single that leaves us wishing for a full LP! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardBreaking Point (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Pivotal work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – a tight, edgy quintet performance that's done with a modern jazz sound that approaches the Blue Note "new thing" sound, but which stays just this side of the fence to keep in line with Freddie's other soulful work of the 60s – yet still with an edge that you never would expect if you only know his electric and funky work of the 70s! The group features some great work by James Spaulding, who gets a lot of solo room on alto and flute – and Ronnie Matthews is on piano, effortlessly shifting between rhythmic and soulful lines, and passages that get a bit darker and deeper. The tunes are nearly all Freddie Hubbard originals, except for the classic "Mirrors", written by drummer Joe Chambers, who's also a key part of the group – and other tunes include "Breaking Point", "Far Away", "Blue Frenzy", and "D Minor Mint". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and cover!)
Also available Breaking Point! ... CD 9.99

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Freddie HubbardBreaking Point! ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $9.99
Pivotal work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – a tight, edgy quintet performance that's done with a modern jazz sound that approaches the Blue Note "new thing" sound, but which stays just this side of the fence to keep in line with Freddie's other soulful work of the 60s – yet still with an edge that you never would expect if you only know his electric and funky work of the 70s! The group features some great work by James Spaulding, who gets a lot of solo room on alto and flute – and Ronnie Matthews is on piano, effortlessly shifting between rhythmic and soulful lines, and passages that get a bit darker and deeper. The tunes are nearly all Freddie Hubbard originals, except for the classic "Mirrors", written by drummer Joe Chambers, who's also a key part of the group – and other tunes include "Breaking Point", "Far Away", "Blue Frenzy", and "D Minor Mint". CD
(Out of print early 90s pressing.)

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Isotope 217Unstable Molecule (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A fantastic side project from the Tortoise side of the spectrum on the Chicago side of the scene – a set that features players from that group mixing with others, and working in these long tracks that really explore a love of jamming and electric jazz! There's definitely an influence here from 70s Miles and Herbie – but the sounds are more laidback, and very much in the spirit of a group from the genre-busting scene at that point in Chicago history – with percussion and drums from John McIntire and Dan Bitney, guitar from Jeff Parker, cornet from Rob Mazurek, bass from Matt Lux, and trombone from Sara P Smith – all of whom make the record feel like Tortoise meets Chicago Underground Duo, with a plus one in the mix! Titles include "Kryptonite Smokes The Red Line", "Prince Naymor", "Audio Boxing", "Beneath The Undertow", and "La Jetee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited blue vinyl pressing!)

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Quincy JonesGolden Boy ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good ... $6.99
A sweet bridge between Quincy's big band recordings and his groovier soundtrack work of the mid 60s – as the record combines straight jazzy grooving with some of the cooler elements of Quincy's soundtrack scores, like stepping strings, wordless voices, and a breathy mellow groove that floats across the disc in a wonderful way! Aiding Quincy in the album are a host of top-line jazz players – including Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Woods on saxes – plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, and Jim Hall on guitar! Although titled after the show Golden Boy, only a few cuts here are from that musical – and the rest include Quincy Jones originals and some cool covers, given the Q twist. Titles include "Seaweed", "The Witching Hour", "Hard Day's Night", "The Sidewinder", and "Theme From Golden Boy", done in 2 versions, both great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones & Mel Lewis Live At The Village Vanguard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solid State/Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $6.99
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". CD features 3 bonus tracks too – "Lover Man", "The Second Race", and "Quietude". CD
(Out of print.)

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.99
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". Includes unreleased tracks "Thembi" and "Rosalie/Juju's Door". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kent KesslerBull Fiddle ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A long-awaited solo debut from bassist Kent Kessler – a fantastic player who became one of the strongest features of the Chicago underground jazz scene in the late 90s! Kessler's a monster talent on his instrument – a player who's steeped in rich tradition, yet free to explore and improvise on so many levels. The album's incredibly striking from the first note – a rare treasure in an all-too-slim lineage of avant bass work by players that include Barre Phillips and Peter Kowald. Michael Zerang plays a bit of percussion on 3 tracks, but the bulk of the album is solo Kessler – and tracks include "Sugar Creek", "Monon Line", "Spillway", "Batum Schrag", "Pikeville Girl", "Gilman Chatsworth", and "Waddy Peytona". CD

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Charles MingusBlues & Roots ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used ... $4.99
One of Mingus' classic sessions from the middle period – a legendary blending of jazz with bluesy gospel touches, in a mode that seemed to move away from the politics of some of the late 50s years, and open up his work to a whole new audience! The band is an all-star ensemble all the way through – tentet that features Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, John Handy, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis, and Horace Parlan – cutting a line perfectly with Mingus on the album's 6 original tunes. Includes the oft-copied "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", plus "My Jelly Roll Soul", "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too", "Moanin", and "Tensions". CD

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Gerry MulliganLegends Live – Gerry Mulligan Sextet Liderhalle Stuttgart, November 22, 1977 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), 1977. Used ... $8.99
A great live side of Gerry Mulligan that we hardly ever get to hear – not vintage material from the 50s west coast, but a cool set of cuts from that time in the 70s when Mulligan was really opening up his sound – working here on both familiar baritone and fresh soprano sax, in a combo that also includes great vibes from Dave Samuels and guitar from Mike Santiago too! The tunes are loose and free – almost a later Stan Getz sort of approach, and quite a change from the tighter Gerry of earlier years – and the vibes are especially nice, and help bring a rhythmic pulse to the record that really works well with the soprano sax. Titles include "Satin Doll", "K4 Pacific", "Idol Gossip", "For An Unfinished Woman", "Line For Lyons" and more. CD

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Return To ForeverWhere Have I Known You Before ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitars. The title may lead you to believe the set is a mellow onecentered on themes of introspection given some of the song titles, but it's actually a fairly walloping set of spacey jazz rock – with heavy drums, funky bass & synths. Titles include "Vulcan Worlds", "Where Have I Loved You Before", "The Shadow Of The Lo", "Where Have I Danced With You Before", "Beyond The Seventh Galaxy", "Earth Juice" and "Song To The Pharoah Kings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and small stickers at the spine.)

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Joel RicciThing Of Beauty/Drums Of Beauty ... 7-inch
Wildcards, 2022. New Copy ... $12.99
"Thing Of Beauty" is a cut that definitely lives up to its name – a great little groove with romping drums on the bottom, a riffing guitar in the rhythm, and this soaring trumpet line over the top – all recorded with a nicely lo-fi vibe that makes the whole thing feel like some lost jazz single from the 60s! "Drums" strips the tune down to just the core – lots and lots of funky drums – a heavy break monster! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Archie SheppFire Music To Mama Too Tight Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A pair of crucial albums from Archie Shepp – back to back in a single set! Fire Music is 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! Mama Too Tight features growing brilliance from the young Archie Shepp – a record that's not just about Archie's own amazing work on the tenor, but also his keen modern vision as a leader! The combo here is an ensemble that features some of the hippest modernists of the 60s – Roswell Rudd and Grachan Moncur on trombone, Perry Robinson on clarinet, Howard Johnson on tuba, Charlie Haden on bass, and Tommy Turrentine on trumpet – making a rare non-bop appearance here, and further enforcing our already-high estimation of his talents! The style's somewhat in the "new thing" mode of the period, but it's also a bit more tightly arranged too – almost hitting Mingus-like modes for the bigger ensemble – balancing the force of the group together with very free, bold solo impulses from the players. Side one features the extended "Portrait Of Robert Thompson (As A Young Man)" – and side two features "Mama Too Tight", "Theme For Ernie", and "Basheer". CD

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SpiritFamily That Plays Together ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1969. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
Also available Family That Plays Together ... LP 4.99

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SpiritFamily That Plays Together ... LP
Epic, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
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 wear and aging, splitting in the top seam, masking tape at the spine, and is stained and flaky at the bottom 3 inches, with a mostly split bottom seam.)
Also available Family That Plays Together ... CD 6.99

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Mike SternStandards (& Other Songs) ... CD
Atlantic, 1992. Used ... $5.99
A really nice surprise from guitarist Mike Stern – a set that definitely delivers the standards promised in the title, and also creates a new sort of classic sound for Stern's guitar! Mike still plays with some chromatic modes that have that wider, arier sound of the guitar – but other moments focus on more of a tight line, deftly soloing on standards, almost taking Stern back to jazz of the generation before he got his start. There's still a few more contemporary moments on the set – and the lineup includes Al Foster on drums, Jay Anderson on bass, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gil Goldstein on keyboards, and Bob Berg on saxes – on titles that include "Peace", "Windows", "Straight No Chaser", "Like Someone In Love", "Lost Time", "Nardis", and "Moment's Notice". CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Cecil TaylorJumpin' Punkins ... CD
Candid (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
Pretty well peak era material from pianist Cecil Taylor – doing his thing with incredible line up of jazz greats on a couple NYC dates from early 1961! A couple of the pieces here are pure magic – we're especially loving the bits where Cecil is kind of hitting the keys heavily, spurring the players from a comfortable, measured gait into something a bit more feral, but it never busts wide open, creating a dynamic tension. The cream of the crop are on board, including Clark Terry, Roswell Rudd, Steve Lacy, Archie Shepp and Billy Higgins. The numbers mostly run north of 8 minutes, for a nicely loose, lingering groove, and titles include "Jumpin' Punkins", "OP", "O Forgot" and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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Clark TerryIn Orbit ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice set that brings together Clark Terry and Thelonious Monk! Given Terry's bright approach to jazz, it's a bit hard to imagine him and Monk working well together – but at the time of this session, Clark still had a fair bit of an edge – with roots in a number of modern styles of the 50s, and a flair for crafting a compelling line on his horn. The set's got a number of nice originals – and titles include "In Orbit", "Pea Eye", "Argentina", "One Foot In The Gutter", and "Buck's Business". CD
(OJC pressing.)

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Lennie TristanoRequiem (Lennie Tristano/New Tristano) ... LP
Atlantic, 1955/1961/1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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 some ringwear, edge wear, and a promo stamp with some sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Alexander Von SchlippenbachGlobe Unity ... CD
MPS/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.99
The earliest album ever to be issued under the Globe Unity label – a very early project headed up by the mighty pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach – and a record that's noteworthy for the first album to feature the work of Peter Brotzmann and Peter Kowald! Right from the start, the vibe is completely in line with the highest ideals of the improvising orchestra – Schlippenbach directing the group and playing piano – in a large lineup that also features Brotzmann on alto, Manfred Schoof on cornet, Gerd Dudek on tenor, Willem Breuker on baritone, Gunter Hampel on bass clarinet, Karl Berger on vibes, and Peter Kowald and Buschi Niebergall on basses, one in each channel! And alongside these free jazz heavyweights, the album also sports the amazing rhythm duo of future prog rock giants Jaki Liebezeit and Mani Neumeier – both working here at a level that matches the free improvisations of the others – on two side-long tracks, titled "Globe Unity" and "Sun". CD
Also available Globe Unity ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Alexander Von SchlippenbachGlobe Unity ... LP
MPS/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
The earliest album ever to be issued under the Globe Unity label – a very early project headed up by the mighty pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach – and a record that's noteworthy for the first album to feature the work of Peter Brotzmann and Peter Kowald! Right from the start, the vibe is completely in line with the highest ideals of the improvising orchestra – Schlippenbach directing the group and playing piano – in a large lineup that also features Brotzmann on alto, Manfred Schoof on cornet, Gerd Dudek on tenor, Willem Breuker on baritone, Gunter Hampel on bass clarinet, Karl Berger on vibes, and Peter Kowald and Buschi Niebergall on basses, one in each channel! And alongside these free jazz heavyweights, the album also sports the amazing rhythm duo of future prog rock giants Jaki Liebezeit and Mani Neumeier – both working here at a level that matches the free improvisations of the others – on two side-long tracks, titled "Globe Unity" and "Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Globe Unity ... CD 12.99

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VariousAll Turned On – Motown Instrumentals 1960 to 1972 ... CD
Motown/Ace (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
A fantastic look at the instrumental strengths of the mighty Motown enterprise – music presented here in an unusual batch of vocal-less tracks from the Motown vaults – 11 of which were never issued at the time, and 5 of which appear here for the first time ever! There's been plenty said about the work of the Funk Brothers behind famous Motown singers over the years – but this set offers up an expanded look at the variations of instrumental modes expressed by the label – some with full charts and arrangements, some with more of a small combo mode, and some with a surprising touch of jazz in the mix! As you might guess from Ace Records, the presentation of the material is fantastic – and there's full session notes and other details that really illuminate the sounds within – in a set of 24 tracks that include "LBJ" and "Chicken Little 69" by Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers, "The Break Down" and "Come See About Me" by Choker Campbell, "True Fine Boy" by The Funk Brothers, "Uptight" by Herman Griffin, "Great Google Mook" by The Mysterions, "Soul Line" and "Double O & A Half" by The Agents, "I'll See You Later" by Johnny Griffith Trio, "Grazing In The Grass" and "Let Me Loose" by Stevie Wonder, "All Turned On" by Bob Wilson & The San Remo Quartet, "Papa Hooper's Barrelhouse Groove" by The Crusaders, "Ich I Bon #1" by Nick & The Jaguars, "Get Ready" by Jonah Jones, "Defunk Brothers" by Frank Morelli, and "Little Mack's Shuffle" by Morocco Muzik Makers. CD

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VariousBeat Scene – 25 Beat Classics From The Decca Vaults ... CD
Decca (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $14.99
An excellent collection of work from one of our favorite strands of the British scene of the 60s – the all-important beat scene – the mod-styled groups that started to emerge from England at the time, influenced by American soul and R&B, but working in a style that was clearly all their own! There certainly were echoes of the beat sound in the music of The Beatles and other Brit invasion combos – but on the fringes of the scene, the styles were much farther-reaching, and eventually set the stage for progressive and jazz rock modes at the end of the 60s. The key years of the beat scene are nicely documented here by a variety of different groups that go way beyond familiar hits – on a total of 25 tracks that are as well-packaged as they are well-chosen – titles that include "Now I Know" by The Beat Chicks, "I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door" by The Pete Best Four, "Once In A While" by The Brooks, "Who'll Be The Next In Line" by The Knack, "Heart Of Stone" by The Hi Numbers, "Did You Want To Run Away" by Tierney's Fugitives, "I Was Only Playing Games" by Unit 4 & 2, "Lost My Girl" by Rick & Sandy, "That's What I Want" by The Mauraders, "Keep On Dancing" by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, and "Hurt Me If You Will" by The Mark Four. CD
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VariousGroovadelia Vol 2 – 21st Century Spanish Groove ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2009. New Copy 2CD ... $5.99 24.99
A rich serving of grooves from the contemporary Spanish scene – a surprisingly strong place for heavy funk and heady rhythms – played here by a wealth of groups we've never heard before! The package is a real revelation – an indication that there's plenty going on in Spain that our ears have been missing, and proof that all the funky reissues by the Vampi Soul label have definitely been leaving their mark on the younger generation too! Most cuts here have a deep funk or funky jazz vibe – and most are instrumentals too – played by 24 new groups, none of whom appeared on the previous volume in this series – further proof that Spain is really going strong. Titles include "No Te Cruces" by Funklab, "Extra" by Watch TV, "Madrid Boogie" by Venue Connection", "Happy" by Elkano Browning Cream, "Funky Business" by Umbabaraumba, "Rootdown" by Mr Thinkalot, "Meny Un" by Zunk, "Terra Plain" by The Psyco Pixie Puck, "Keep Behind This Line" by Brabenders, "Be A Looser" by Afro Soul" Toating, "Constellation Man" by Mother Groove, and "Snatch" by Superstero. CD

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VariousLost Sessions (previously unissued material by Blue Note artists) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
A treasure for all jazz fans worldwide! As is known to many, the great Blue Note label often recorded more material than it could issue on a regular basis – and some of the label's best bits often got lost in the cracks, and never saw the light of day! Over the past 30 years, many of these lost albums have come out on their own – but there's still been a lot of great single tracks that have never been issued before. This CD corrects that trend, by bringing together a sumptious batch of single titles from groups that are hardly (or never) represented in Blue Note's regular line of releases. You'll get Charlie Rouse leading a quintet on the track "One For Five"; Tadd Dameron heading up a large group on "Bevan Beeps", "The Elder Speaks", and "Aloof Spoof"; Sonny Stitt wailing with Dexter Gordon on "Lady Be Good"; Fred Jackson playing tenor with John Patton and Grant Green on "Cowbell Boogie"; Ike Quebec blowing with The Three Sounds on "Blues On Trial", and Herbie Hancock leading a very hip 2-guitar group on the track "Don't Even Go There". Like finding a time machine, this CD will introduce you to a world of jazz history you never even imagined! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTV Sound & Image – British Television, Film, & Library Composers 1956 to 1980 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $19.99
England was a surprisingly funky place in the 60s and 70s – home to a rich array of great grooves created by the scene's important sound library labels – staffed by the cream of the crop of the British jazz musicians and soundtrack composers of the time! The work of these cats often backed bigger names in film and TV – James Bond, The Avengers, Dave Allen, and others – but this set digs even deeper, to uncover a host of great instrumental moments that go way beyond famous movie themes – a wealth of excellent cuts from the late 50s through the late 70s – starting with exotic jazz modes, moving into 60s mod swingers, and including a fair bit of 70s electric funk as well! This scene's been reissued a bit before, but never this well – as Soul Jazz do their usual top-shelf job of bringing the music together – and offering up detailed notes and a great package that really sends the whole thing home. 2CD version features 36 tracks that include "Condition Red" by Barry Stoller, "Light Flight" by Pentangle, "Man Alive" by Tony Hatch, "The Contract Man" by Bullet, "Echo Four Two" by Laurie Johnson, "Man Friday" by Syd Dale, "Hard Hitter" by Keith Papworth, "Fragment Of Fear" by Johnny Harris, "Sort Of Soul" by Birds & Brass, "Fiesta Numero Uno" by The Marleybone Orchestra, "The Persuaders" by John Barry, "Getting Nowhere In A Hurry" by Roy Budd, "Canvas" by Brian Bennett, "Death Line" by Will Malone, "Folk Song" by James Clarke, "Steam Heat" by Barbara Moore, "Artful Dodger" by Syd Dale, "Jaguar" by John Gregory, "Whole Lotta Love" by CCS, "Face Up" by Alan Moorehouse, "Angels" by Alan Parker, and "Soul Thing" by Keith Mansfield. CD
(Still sealed!)

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VariousVerve Remixed ... CD
Verve, 1960s/2002. Used ... $3.99
A very groovy idea! This sparkling set takes older vocal jazz tunes from the Verve catalog, and uses the songs as the basis for new tracks by some of the better producers in the global groove underground. The mix of styles and eras is quite compelling – as torchy vocals drift over the top of cutting edge beats – creating a sound that's bound to get you digging through the crates for some of these singers, and reevaluating work from the past like never before! Titles include "Who Needs Forever" by Astrud Gilberto remixed by Thievery Corporation, "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday remixed by Tricky, "Hare Krishna" by Tony Scott remixed by King Britt, "See Line Woman" by Nina Simone remixed by Masters At Work, "Return To Paradise" by Shirley Horn remixed by Mark De Clive-Lowe, "Feelin Good" by Nina Simone remixed by Joe Claussell, "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" by Dinah Washington remixed by Rae & Christian, and "How Long Has This Been Going On" by Carmen McCrae remixed by MJ Cole. And don't miss the super-low priced Verve Unmixed CD! CD

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VariousVoltaique Panoramique Vol 1 – Popular Music In Ouagadougou & Bobo Dioulasso 1968 to 1978 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Rare sounds from Burkina Faso – music that's often much rootsier than other popular African sounds of the time, but in a way that beautifully ties together older traditions and contemporary instrumentation! Much of the work here has some sort of electric component – either a guitar, bass, or organ line – but often used sparely, in a snakey way that dominates the tune and really sets the tone right from the start – then shifts in these subtle, hypnotic ways that are really compelling! The guitar is especially great – reflecting styles emerging at the same time in Mali and Ghana, but with less bluesy inflections, and a voice that's really unique in the long run. The package does a great job of digging up rare material – mostly issued only on 45s – and provides some helpful notes and label scans to augment our understanding of the music. Titles include "Woulouni" by Konde Mangue, "Yiri" by Echo Del Africa, "Aicha" by Jean Bernard Samboue", "Jeunesse Willa" by Abdoulaye Cisse, "Yamb Ne Y Capitale" by Pierre Sandwidi, "Rassemblement" by Traore Seydou, "La Guitare De Tinga" by Super Volta, and "Djougou Malola" by Volta Jazz. CD

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✨✧ Pat BianchiSomething To Say – The Music Of Stevie Wonder ... CD
Savant, 2021. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really sweet take on the music of Stevie Wonder – one that takes the tunes in all sorts of directions we didn't expect! Part of the vibe is in line with the organ work of Pat Bianchi – more of a 60s soul jazz mode, of the sort that was big in the years before Stevie penned most of these classics – but the guitar work of Paul Bollenback in the group also makes for a bit of a change too – a style that's sometimes fuller and fuzzier than you'd hear in a more traditional organ trio, at a level that changes up the vibe in a really fresh way. Byron Landham is on drums, Wayne Escoffery plays tenor on two cuts, and titles include "If It's Magic", "Go Home", "Superstition", "Moon Blue", "Isn't She Lovely", "Ribbon In The Sky", and "Until You Come Back To Me". CD
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✨✧ Charles EarlandIntensity (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully-named session – as Charles Earland plays here with an intensity that's undeniable! The album marks a key shift for Earland – one away from the more standard soul jazz mode, into a realm of looser, freer rhythms that really take off from the start – knowing no end on the longer tunes, and really letting Charles run to the skies on the keys of the Hammond! The group on the set is a larger than usual one – with a trumpet section that includes Lee Morgan and Virgil Jones; reed players that include Billy Harper and Hubert Laws; and a double-edged rhythm line forged through the drums of Billy Cobham and the conga of Sonny Morgan – often working alongside each other to really widen the groove! The sound is remarkable – tight, but never slick – and in a sophisticated groove that could hardly be hinted at from Earland's earlier work. All tracks are long, and titles include "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Morgan", "Cause I Love Her", and "Happy Cause I'm Going Home". CD also brings in 2 more bonus tracks – both in a similar mode, from the album Charles III – "Lowdown" and "Speedball". CD
(Recent pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... CD
Columbia, 1952. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Freddie GreenMr. Rhythm ... CD
Koch/RCA, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell – The Asylum Albums 1972 to 1975 (For The Roses/Court & Spark/Hissing Of Summer Lawns/Miles Of Aisles) (4CD set) ... CD
Rhino, Mid 70s. New Copy 4CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key second chapter in the long and wonderful career of Joni Mitchell – a set that brings together the four albums she recorded for the Asylum label in the mid 70s – a post-Blue period that really had Joni opening up and exploring a lot in her music – including a jazzier side of the spectrum that never showed up as strongly before! First up is For The Roses – a sometimes-overlooked album in the career of Joni Mitchell – but a set that's every bit as great as the two huge hits that bracket it! Joni's really finding a great way forward, sounding more mature, and bringing some jazzier currents into her music – thanks in part to help from reedman Tom Scott and bassist Wilton Felder of The Crusadres – and a style of songwriting that's sometimes more fluid than before, and often a lot more biting too! Titles include "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "For The Roses", "Barbangrill", "Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire", "Let The Wind Carry Me", "Lesson In Survival", and "Judgement Of The Moon & Stars". Court & Spark is a key record in the second chapter of Joni Mitchell on record – a set that has both her vocals and her overall music style flowing with all these amazing touches you might not have heard a few years before – jazzier currents in her music that really set the album apart from earlier work in Joni's career! Mitchell responds to the music with soaring vocals that are completely wonderful, and nicely changed up in character from tune to tune – given backing by a host of great jazz and studio players who include Tom Scott on reeds and Joe Sample on keyboards! Titles include her classic version of "Twisted" – a redone version of the old Annie Ross track – plus the classic hit "Help Me", and "Just Like This Train", "Car On A Hill", "Court & Spark", "Down To You", "Free Man In Paris", and "People's Parties". Miles Of Aisles is the first-ever live album from Joni Mitchell – and a record that sounds a fair bit different than a concert set might have during the Reprise years – as Joni's got plenty of help from Tom Scott & The LA Express, who bring a tight yet intimate vibe to the proceedings! Joni's definitely a superstar at this point – as you might guess from the size of the amphitheater on the cover – but she's also got an even stronger ability to come across with a personal, pointed style – one that's very different than the overblown hype of so many other 70s live albums. The set includes a few tracks not yet on albums, and a nice mix of material – including the live version of "Big Yellow Taxi" that ended up as a hit single – and the cuts"You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "Blue", "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "Both Sides Now", "Real Good For Free", "Jericho", "Circle Game", "Cactus Tree", "The Last Time I Saw Richard", "People's Parties", and "Woodstock". Hissing Of Summer Lawns is a further step forward in the career of Joni Mitchell – a record that not only continues the jazzier currents she explored in the 70s, but also brings in a whole bunch of different modes as well – so much so, it's almost as if Joni's daring anyone to still call her a folk singer with the album! The themes are wonderfully sophisticated, as is the songwriting – the king of material that would keep Mitchell strong for decades, while so many of her contemporaries faltered – as you'll hear on the tracks "In France They Kiss On Main Street", "Sweet Bird", "Shadows & Light", "The Boho Dance", "Don't Interrupt The Sorrow", "The Jungle Line", and "Edith & The Kingpin". CD
(Remastered by Bernie Grundman, in a package with a painting by Joni Mitchell!)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great pairing of two of the coolest jazz talents of the 50s – icy-cool altoist Paul Desmond and warm-toned baritonist Gerry Mulligan! The group here continues the pianoless tradition of some of Mulligan's work of the decade – leaving plenty of room for amazing interplay between the horns, and a rare chance to hear Desmond away from the instrument – especially considering his work with Brubeck – blowing here in an airy, willowy tone that's totally great. Other players include Joe Benjamin on bass and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". CD includes bonus tracks – "Tea For Two", "Wintersong", and "Lover". CD

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✨✧ Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Sings The Winners ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Anita O'Day pays tribute to Downbeat poll winners by singing vocal versions of their big hits in this lively set of jazz tracks from the 50s! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Russ Garcia, both swinging as nicely as they ever did – and the setting of the album keeps Anita nicely in line, sticking to more straight jazz material than you might hear on some of her other sets from the same period. Titles include "Frenesi", "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Early Autumn", "Four Brothers", "Four", and "Night In Tunisia". CD also features 7 bonus tracks – including "Whisper Not", "Peel Me A Grape", "Star Eyes", "Hershey Bar", and "Don't Be That Way". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVerve Remixed ... LP
Verve, 2002. Very Good+ 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy idea! This sparkling set takes older vocal jazz tunes from the Verve catalog, and uses the songs as the basis for new tracks by some of the better producers in the global groove underground. The mix of styles and eras is quite compelling – as torchy vocals drift over the top of cutting edge beats – creating a sound that's bound to get you digging through the crates for some of these singers, and reevaluating work from the past like never before! Titles include "Who Needs Forever" by Astrud Gilberto remixed by Thievery Corporation, "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday remixed by Tricky, "Hare Krishna" by Tony Scott remixed by King Britt, "See Line Woman" by Nina Simone remixed by Masters At Work, "Return To Paradise" by Shirley Horn remixed by Mark De Clive-Lowe, "Feelin Good" by Nina Simone remixed by Joe Claussell, "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" by Dinah Washington remixed by Rae & Christian, and "How Long Has This Been Going On" by Carmen McCrae remixed by MJ Cole. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)
Also available Verve Remixed ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Ray CrawfordSmooth Groove ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the only albums ever cut as a leader by soul jazz guitarist Ray Crawford – a contemporary of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, but a player who's hardly ever gotten his due! This rare date was originally recorded for the short-lived Candid label back in 1961, but was only issued two decades later as part of the Candid revival – a fact that makes the album even more noteworthy! The set's got a really solid groove that reminds us a fair bit of Grant Green's best early 60s work for Blue Note – as Ray's playing in a tight, single-line format on most numbers – working with a very hip group that includes Johnny Coles on trumpet, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Junior Mance on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Tracks are all nice and long – very open, with plenty of solo space – and are all originals by Crawford as well. Titles include "Smooth Groove", "I Knew Prez", "Impossible", "Miss April", and "The Compendium Suite". Shoulda been a 60s classic – but at least we've finally gotten it released! CD

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✨✧ Sonny Criss OrchestraSonny's Dream (Birth Of The New Cool) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic! This is one of Sonny Criss' masterworks, and an amazing tribute to the LA jazz underground of the 60's! Horace Tapscott composed and arranged all of the tracks on here, and they form a beautiful, soulful, suite that gives Criss a perfect backdrop for his meaningful solos. The work is fantastic, and every moment falls perfectly in line. Haunting stuff that we never tire of listening to, and which we can't recommend highly enough! Tracks include "Ballad For Samuel" and "Daughter Of Cochise." This CD includes two previously unissued alternate versions of "The Golden Pearl" and "Sonny's Dream." CD
(Out of print, 1992 pressing with 2 bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Jim HallCommitment ... CD
A&M, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful little album from Jim Hall – a mid 70s gem that has him recasting his style with a wonderful sound! The album features Hall in a variety of groupings – some quite spare, and featuring only accompaniment from piano (Don Thompson or Tommy Flanagan), drums (Terry Clarke), or vocals (Jane Hall) – while a few other tracks feature Hall in a nice larger group with Flanagan on piano and Art Farmer on trumpet – playing in a warm, compressed sound that's incredibly beautiful. The tunes are all quite fresh – even on the few familiar numbers on the session – and the album's a work of subtle genius that shows why Hall was one of the greatest jazz talents on the guitar during his day! Titles inlcude "Down The Line", "Walk Soft", "One Morning In May", "Lament For A Fallen Matador", "Bermuda Bye Bye", and "When I Fall In Love". CD
(Original A&M digipak pressing. Please note the case has light stains, two creases on the front, and some peeling on the back.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusBlues & Roots ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of Mingus' classic sessions from the middle period – a legendary blending of jazz with bluesy gospel touches, in a mode that seemed to move away from the politics of some of the late 50s years, and open up his work to a whole new audience! The band is an all-star ensemble all the way through – tentet that features Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, John Handy, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis, and Horace Parlan – cutting a line perfectly with Mingus on the album's 6 original tunes. Includes the oft-copied "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", plus "My Jelly Roll Soul", "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too", "Moanin", and "Tensions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)
Also available Blues & Roots ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... CD
CTI/A&M, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD

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✨✧ Masao NakajimaKemo Sabe ... CD
Yupiteru/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Late 70s genius from the Japanese jazz scene – a record that features warm piano work from the leader Masao Nakajima – a player who can burn one minute with great intensity, then deliver a laidback lyrical line the next! It's that balance that makes the album really wonderful – a quality that's echoed very strongly by the reed work on the record – great contributions from Toshiyuki Honda on flute, alto, and soprano – a player you might hear on fusion records in other settings, but who is even more wonderful here. The rest of the group includes bassist Osamu Kawakami, and the great American drummer Donald Bailey – a player who worked with Jimmy Smith in the 60s, but who has a very different vibe here. Titles include a beautiful remake of "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" – plus "Third Plane", "Moment's Notice", "My Love", and "Beloved Diane". CD

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✨✧ Herbie NicholsProphetic Herbie Nichols Vol 1 & 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1955. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Killer piano jazz, and some of the greatest modernist work ever recorded by Blue Note! Herbie Nichols deserves every bit of the rare fame he ever got – and it's only the paucity of his recordings that has kept him from achieving the status of Thelonious Monk or Cecil Taylor as an avant garde forefather – which makes this album a really key piece of a too-small jazz puzzle! Nichols is amazing throughout – bristling with new ideas, and a fresh approach to modern jazz that also transforms the presence of the other two members of the trio – Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass, both of whom are clearly following Herbie's lead here. All titles are original – Nichols was a hell of a writer – and titles include "Third World", "Step Tempest", "Dance Line", "Blue Chopsticks", "Shuffle Montgomery", "Brass Rings", "Crisp Day", and "Amoeba's Dance". Single LP version features all material that was originally on the two different 10" LP releases. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Nimbus CollectiveLive In Lotus Land ... CD
Nimbus, 1987. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A lost session of spiritual jazz – recorded in LA in the latter half of the 80s, but with a soaring, righteous vibe that's right up there with the 70s scene! The group here is incredible – an all-star array of the best talents working for Nimbus Records – Nate Morgan on piano, Rickey Kelly on vibes, Jesse Sharps on reeds, Danny Cortez on trumpet, Joel Ector on bass, and Derek Roberts on drums – all moving with the cohesiveness of a well-honed small combo, in territory that's right in line with some of Morgan's most glorious recordings for the label! The use of Kelly on vibes is especially nice – as he's a player we've always loved, but hardly ever get to hear in a setting this ambitious – and his presence on the record makes the whole thing sound even more magical and majestic. Tracks are quite long, with a soaring, searching feel – driven on strongly by Morgan's piano, and topped by some great explorations by Sharps. Titles include "Retribution Reparation", "Big Spliff", "A Bientot", "The Goat & The Ram Jam", "Mfaconi", "Mrafu", "Distant Vibes", and "Journey Into Nigritia". CD

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✨✧ John Reed & The AutomaticsEthnoegalvanik/Good Morning Brew ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We're not even going to try to pronounce "Ethnoegalvanik" – but we can tell you that here, the word stands for a very funky little instrumental – one that seems to start in Meters territory, but then gets much wilder overall – thanks to some fantastic work on the drum kit, and a very weird-sounding keyboard line! "Good Morning Brew" is equally funky in the best sort of the way – maybe a slight Ethio jazz vibe in the way the guitar and keyboard carve out the melody over straighter funky drums! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneFeeling Good – Her Greatest Hits & Remixes ... CD
Verve, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A really great collection of work from the legendary Nina Simone – a set that's overflowing with the kind of timeless cuts that continue to resonate as strongly today as when Nina was first recording them back in the 60s – served up in that genre-breaking blend of jazz, soul, and folk-styled elements – all in a style that continues to remain Nina's own! The set is very heavy on message-oriented cuts, but also includes a few remakes of standards – but done with that edge that Simone had that could turn a love song into a biting moment of commentary – a quality that really comes through here in the 19 classic tracks in the set, which are mostly from her years at Philips. Titles include "Feeling Good", "Sinnerman", "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", "Me Me Quitte Pas", "Mississippi Goddam", "Strange Fruit", "Work Song", "Take Care Of Business", "See Line Woman", "I Put A Spell On You", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Ain't Got No I Got Life", and "Don't Explain". The package also features 7 remixes too – new reworks of classic Simone tracks, done with the continuing power that's kept her fresh – titles include "Feeling Good (Joel Corry rmx)", "See Line Woman (Riton rmx)", "Sinnerman (Sofi Tukker rmx)", "My Baby Just Cares For Me (honne rmx)", "Take Care Of Business (Rudimental rmx)", "I Put A Spell On You (Floorplan rmx)", and "Be My Husband (Hot Chip rmx)". CD

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✨✧ Paquito D'RiveraFunk Tango ... CD
Paquito/Sunnyside, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little album from Paquito D'Rivera – not nearly as gimmicky as you might expect from the title, and a soulful set that's right in line with some of his first few gems as a leader in the US many years back! There's definitely some tango quality to some of the tunes – but it's mostly just a bit of bandoneon used lightly in the instrumentation – leaving most of the work here to sparkle in that Havana-influenced blend of jazz and Latin roots that's always made D'Rivera's music so great. Paquito plays alto and clarinet, alongside trumpet and valve trombone from Diego Urcola, piano from Ed Simon and Alon Yavanai, bass from Oscar Stagnaro, and drums from Mark Walker. Hector Del Curto plays bandoneon on the record – and tracks include "Milonga 10", "What About That", "Pere", "Revirado", "Funk Tango", "Mariela's Dream", "Como Un Bolero", and "Giant Steps". CD
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✨✧ Gijs HendriksDom Rocket ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked work from Gijs Hendriks – one of the more expressive saxophonists of the Dutch scene of the 70s – and a player who can work equally well in both avant and straighter jazz settings! Hendriks definitely echoes both here – sometimes really stretching out on a line that will completely transform the sound of a standard, then coming back with a warmer style on a more personal tune – then stepping sideways to throw in a bit of bop as well! The rest of the group do a great job of matching the leader's energy throughout – with Michael Herr on piano, Bert Van Erk on bass, and Michael Baird on percussion – alongside Gijs' work on soprano, alto, tenor, and clarinet. Titles include "A Minor Foolin", "Tenor Piece", "Sophisticated Lady", "I'll Remember April", and "Valse Melancholique". CD

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✨✧ Louis Moholo Moholo UnitOpen Letter To My Wife Mpumi ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rich, vibrant work from Louis Moholo & his Unit – with resonant emotion in the overall mood, but also an improvisational approach that balances the sound very deftly! Moholo's work of the 00s has been pretty visionary, and this one's no exception – don't go expecting sentimentalism, given the title – but there is a soaring and spiritual jazz vibe, with sweeter, soulful movements. The saxes bring in some massive atmosphere, and the Francine Lune's vocals, often wordless, bring a lovely touch to some very energetic interplay. Maholo's busy on drums but peppers some vocals of his own, with Jason Yarde on soprano, alto and baritone sax, Ntshuks Bonga on alto and tenor, Pule Pheto on piano, Orphy Robinson on vibes, and John Edwards bass. Titles include "Mark Of Respect", "Dikeledi Tsa Phelo", "The Tag", "Thank U 4 2 Day", "Sonke", Russia", "Zanele", "Fine Line" and "Two Alto Hit". CD

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✨✧ Baden Powell & Billy NencioliBilly Nencioli + Baden Powell ... CD
Barclay/Polygram (Japan), Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Cool stuff! This rare Barclay session has the great Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell playing on an album of jazzy vocals by the French singer Billy Nencioli. The whole thing's a perfect meeting of bossa and chanson, and the pair are backed by a nice little jazz group led by Ivan Jullien, and featuring trumpet, tenor, and flute in the front line. We've never seen the original, and this Japanese reissue is super-cool looking – and sounding! Vocals are in French, and titles include "Si Rien Ne Va", "Mon Ami Pierrot", "Tiens Bonjour!", "Un Vieux Refrain", "Pour Toi Marie", and "Quel Metier". CD
(Out of print and still sealed with obi!)
 
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Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Heavy Scorpio reissue.)

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Willis JacksonLoose ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good ... $24.99
Willis is anything but loose on this set – as the band and him are grooving in some wonderfully uptight soul jazz lines! The format's a bit more gutbuckety than some of his later work, with Carl Wilson playing chunky Hammond grooves, Frank Robinson punching it up on trumpet, and Bill Jones twanging away on guitar. Includes a very lively reading of "After Hours", plus the tracks "Y'all", "What Will I Tell My Heart", and "Secret Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp – nice and clean overall, but vinyl has a click on one track. Cover has a small cutout hole and a small bit of splitting on bottom seam – but is nice on front.)

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Eddie PalmieriFull Circle ... CD
Ropeadope/Uprising, 2018. Used ... $11.99
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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ArborsSo Fine ... LP
Arbors, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A self-released set by this cool vocal group – once rock harmonizers on Date in the 60s, by this point more of a jazzy vocal lineup. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to be autographed by the band!)

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Costa BlancaViaje A Prantia ... CD
Aphrodita/Altercat (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic fusion from 70s Spain – a set that's maybe equal part jazz and rock – although very different than some of the more jamming prog of the time! Instead, these guys have a great sense of space – so that the guitar of Napi Carratala is used judiciously, and really gives way to these well-crafted solos on alto and tenor from Alain Fabrizio – a player who could easily fit into a more spiritual jazz-styled lineup, but who here adds just the right dose of soulfulness to a record that might have been a lot more cold without his performance! Other players include Pedro Barcelo on drums and Chiqui Navarret on bass – and titles include "Viaje A Prantia", "El Baron De Finestrat", "Tijal", "Cuando El Coco Se Viste De Gris", and "El Caminito Que No Mola". CD
Also available Viaje A Prantia ... LP 29.99

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Costa BlancaViaje A Prantia ... LP
Aphrodita/Altercat (Germany), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
Fantastic fusion from 70s Spain – a set that's maybe equal part jazz and rock – although very different than some of the more jamming prog of the time! Instead, these guys have a great sense of space – so that the guitar of Napi Carratala is used judiciously, and really gives way to these well-crafted solos on alto and tenor from Alain Fabrizio – a player who could easily fit into a more spiritual jazz-styled lineup, but who here adds just the right dose of soulfulness to a record that might have been a lot more cold without his performance! Other players include Pedro Barcelo on drums and Chiqui Navarret on bass – and titles include "Viaje A Prantia", "El Baron De Finestrat", "Tijal", "Cuando El Coco Se Viste De Gris", and "El Caminito Que No Mola". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Viaje A Prantia ... CD 16.99

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Paulinho Da ViolaEu Canto Samba ... CD
RCA, 1989. Used ... $13.99 16.99
Slight hints of gray mark the hair of Paulinho Da Viola on the cover – and they also underlie the maturity in the music that makes this set so great! Paulinho first gave us some excellent samba sounds in the 70s – but at the end of the following decade, he's still a master of care and understatement – working with mostly acoustic instrumentation, at a level that really sets him apart for the time – but also using some jazzy piano lines that really bring a nice dimension to his music! As in the old days, the whole album is beautifully put together – not a single element out of place, or overdone – on titles that include "Um Caso Perdido", "Com Lealdade", "Cantoria", "Fulaninha", "Pintou Um Bode", and "No Carnaval Da Paixo". CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time (80s pressing) ... LP
Coral, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great large group project from arranger Manny Albam – one that teams him up with "jazz greats" of the east coast scene, in a really hard-swinging set of tracks that showcase some wonderful solo work! Manny's working here with a set of players who are well-chosen for their ability to work strongly in an ensemble, yet also break out with strong solo work when the moment comes – and the lineup includes Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and Art Farmer – with rhythm by the trio of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. The tracks are long, with more room for soloing than usual on this sort of album – and nearly all of them are originals by Manny. Titles include "Minor Matters", "Blues From Neither Coast", and "Latined Fracture". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)

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Arpeggio Jazz EnsembleLe Le ... LP
AJE/Jazz Room (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 30.99
Very cool Philly work from the 80s – played by a group who've got the same spiritual vibe as underground artists from the decade before! The combo features the requisite saxes and percussion – but they also have this really wonderful use of vibes, played by Bill Lewis – who handles the instrument in rhythmic, chromatic ways that remind us a bit of the work of Paris Smith on his fantastic records from Chicago! Tracks are all nice and long, and built with a wonderful vibe – served up by a lineup that includes Lamont King and Steve Murphy on saxes, Warren Oree on bass, Greg Jones on drums, and Ed Watkins on percussion – plus a bit of vocals from Sherry Butler. Titles include "Strauss", "You Left Me Your Smile", "Wet Walnuts & Whipped Cream", "One More Vodka", and "The Infidels". LP, Vinyl record album

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Auteur JazzAphorisms ... CD
Ricky Tick (Finland), 2009. Used ... $9.99
Joyously romping grooves from Auteur Jazz – a combo who take the modal style of the 60s European scene, and infuse it with a few contemporary touches of their own! The group are a bit more open-ended than some of the other club jazz combos on the Ricky Tick label – willing to stretch out in some occasional exploratory modes or mellower moments, then step back with a hard-hitting groove to round things in place – often getting a surprisingly rich sound from their relatively small lineup, which is mostly based around reeds and piano from Antti Hynninen, but also features occasional other saxes, strings, keyboards, and percussion. Sara Sayaed sings on the tracks "Kill You Alive" and "Tomorrow Knows" – and other instrumental tracks include "Two Jaguars In Warsaw", "Marbles", "Who Struck John", "Gris Gris", "Uruguayo", and "Najgo". CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, a trace of a price sticker, and a name in pen written multiple times. Labels have a name in pen.)
Also available Lifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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Roy AyersLifeline (plus bonus track) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine". CD also features a bonus track – the 12-inch version of "Running Away"! CD
Also available Lifeline ... LP 16.99

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Art BlakeyArt Blakey & His Jazz Messengers 1957 – Second Edition – Featuring Johnny Griffin ... CD
Bluebird, 1957. Used ... $12.99
Rare RCA work from Art Blakey – tracks from the Lerner & Lowe album, plus other 1957 material too! The core set is based on the music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – but it cooks strongly with a lineup that includes Jackie McLean on alto, Johnny Griffin on tenor, and Bill Hardman on trumpet – all players who bring an unusual degree of bite to these tunes, while still reflecting the lyrical beauty within! The group sparkles and shines with the sort of brilliance and energy that Blakey's leadership brings to the group, completely transforming tunes that include "I Could Have Danced All Night", "Almost Like Being In Love", "On The Street Where You Live", and "There But For You Go I". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeySwiss Radio Days Vol 2 – Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers Lausanne 1960 Part 1 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1960. Used ... $11.99
Great live material from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – recorded during a legendary year for the group, with a really legendary lineup – the quintet formation that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! Along with Blakey on drums and Jymie Merritt on bass, the group just can't miss – and although they recorded a fair bit of studio material for Blue Note in 1960, their live performances from the year are really worth seeking out – as tracks are longer, and really show the imaginative solo energy of the top-shelf musicians in the group. CD

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersAt The Cafe Bohemia Vol 1 (Non RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1955. Used ... $4.99
A classic early set featuring the Jazz Messengers back when the group was less of an Art Blakey project, and more of an all-around affair – as you might guess from a lineup that also includes Horace Silver on piano, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, and Doug Watkins on bass! The live set is one of the earliest and purest versions of Blakey's hardbop vision, touched with the slightly exotic lyricism of Silver, which gives the tracks a wonderful edge. The playing is excellent throughout – and the album's the kind of live stormer that shows why the group were such a huge draw right out of the box, and why they performed as well (if not better) in a live setting than they did in a studio one! Tracks include "Minor's Holiday", "The Theme", "Prince Albert", and "Deciphering The Message" – and the CD features 3 bonus tracks, all long, plus great remastering! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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