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✨✧ Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceJazz Lab (Jazzland) ... LP
Jazzland, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a number of recordings headed up by Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce under the Jazz Lab name, and probably the hardest to find. Like the Columbia andJubilee sets, this one's a cooking hard bop side, with inventive solos and nice arranging by Byrd and Gryce, who are joined by Wade Legge on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Art Taylor on drums. The tracks include Legge's "Geraldine" and Gryce's "Minority" plus "Love For Sale", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Straight Ahead", and "Wake Up!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove, JLP 901. Cover has a half split top seam, mostly split bottom seam, yellowing from age, and notes in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleHappy Ground! (Jazzland LP – 1961) ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of grooves from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – one of the first and one of the few to ever combine vibes with Hammond organ – in this case, the work of Milt Harris on the keys! The group is a very rhythmic trio, thanks to Harris on the bass pedals, and Penny Hinant on the drums – and titles include the great "Lela", a jazz dance classic if there ever was one – and a precursor to some of Lytle's work to come on the Tuba label. Other tracks include "Secret Love", "Happy Ground", "It's All Right With Me", and "Tag Along". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 60s black label stereo Riverside pressing, RS 9470, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has half split seams and some splitting in the spine.)
 
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Chris AndersonInverted Image ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An obscure trio side from under-recorded Chicago pianist Chris Anderson – who plays here with Bill Lee and either Walter Perkins or Philly Joe Jones on drums, in a trio that made the core of the rhythm section on Frank Strozier's excellent Jazzland date, Long Night. The group is in fine form here, running through both standards and originals, and though Anderson's name isn't as well known as many other pianists, it ought to be, and he was no stranger to other Windy City jazz greats such as Johnny Griffin. Imagine a cross between Bill Evans and Elmo Hope, and you might get a picture of where he's coming from, though Anderson's voice is all his own, weaving some nice sinuous lines on a set that leans heavily on ballads here, including "You'd Be Nice To Come Home To", "My Funny Valentine" and the originals "See You Saturday" – and "Inverted Image", the title track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. Used ... $1.99
A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step back just a bit from the slightly more crossover ready songs of Belvedere album into more intimate, yet just was inviting material on At Welding Bridge. Beate's vocals are as sultry and hypnotic as ever, singing with warmth and genuine emotion in elegant, but not overly precious way – and the instrumentation suits her perfectly. Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer or other keys, some truly excellent guitar, clarinet, flute, electric bass and percussion frame the vocals on most tracks, and some of the tracks were cut at home, which we believe, given the warmth and intimacy. Titles include "Diamond In The Rough", "Come Home", "The Storm", "Runaway Mind", "Bird's-Eye View", "Turn Back Time", "Press Of Canvas", "Leeway", "Ambush" and "Walk On Air". CD

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Mari BoineEight Seasons ... CD
Jazzland/Northside, 2002. Used ... $4.99
The lovely vocals of Mari Boine are paired with the far-thinking production work of Bugge Wesseltoft, who also plays keyboards on the set. Bugge's presence makes for an album that's quite different than some of Mari's earlier work – a bit starker, and with less of the easy world production that's always kept us from enjoying her fully. That's not to say that the charms of earlier records are gone, or that the album's an all-out electronic affair that resembles Wesseltoft's own work – just to say that it's a strong blending of cultures with a really unique sound. Titles include "Liegga Gokcas", "Guovssahasaid Ajagattis", "Song For The Unborn", "Boadan Nuppi Bealde", and "Sarakha Vina". CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Tadd DameronClassics Of Modern Jazz Vol 3 – The Tadd Dameron Band ... LP
Jazzland, Late 40s/1962. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Very sharp LP issue of some of the legendary late 40's bop recordings that were cut in New York under the leadership of Tadd Dameron! The groups are all pretty darn smoking, and the record features some classic work by Fats Navarro, Allan Eager, and Kenny Clarke. Tracks are longer than the usual 3-minute bop side, and titles include "Wahoo", "Good Bait", "Tiny's Blues", and "Symphonette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing.)

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Jon Eberson GroupDreams That Went Astray ... CD
Jazzland (UK), 2002. Used ... $7.99
Another one of those ultra-hip groups on Norway's Jazzland label – led by guitarist Jon Eberson, and featuring Bugge Wesseltoft on keyboards and bass, Pal Thowsen on drums, Tom Erik Antonsen on bass, and Strangefruit on vinyl! A few tracks also feature vocals by Beate – and the overall style of the set is somewhere between funky ECM and early 80s New York bass-driven avant jazz funk, such as the work of Melvin Gibbs. The more modern touches of the Jazzland style make the record sound fresher than that description might imply – and titles include "Pushing The Beat", "Victim Of Own Desires", "Everlasting Star", "Dreams That Went Astray", "Clandestined Band", and "You Passed Me Like A Wind". CD
(Out of print UK pressing.)

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Sidsel EndresenUndertow ... CD
Jazzland/Universal, 2001. Used ... $4.99
New work from Sidsel Endresen – one of the compelling Norewegian artists currently part of the Jazzland underground future of electronic jazz! Sidsel's one of the few singers to emerge from the scene – and he's got a spare breathy voice that's halfway between Bjork and Jay Jay Johansson – singing in English, but slightly off-kilter because of his accent, and the way the vocals are layered amidst moody electronics and soundscapey backdrops. Music on the album is created with help from Bugge Wesseltoft, Nils Petter Molvaer, and Roger Ludvigsen – and titles include "Angel", "Undertow", "You Cover Time", "Travelling Still", and "Blessed Instant". CD

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Joe HarriottSouthern Horizons ... LP
Jazzland/Down At Dawn (Italy), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Excellent! This record is one of the lost chapters in the career of the great British alto player Joe Harriott. The session was recorded before Joe's experimental "Abstract" release, and way before his "Indo Jazz Fusions" experiments – but it's still an excellent session of off-kilter bop that shows what a keen talent Joe was on the alto. He's playing here in the company of the great Shake Keane on trumpet – another fellow West Indian expatriate who was living in London – along with Coleridge Goode on bass, Harry South on piano, and Bobby Orr on drums – plus some bonus from Frank Holder on a few tracks, which sound mighty nice. The session was probably released in the UK, but this US issue is the only time we ever seem to see it – and it's not a record that shows up often. Tracks include "Liggin", "Caravan", "Senor Blues", "Count Twelve", and "Southern Horizons". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford JordanStarting Time ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Sealed ... $19.99
A great early Clifford Jordan record, and a tight bit of jazz from this great Chicago tenor player. Another Chicago favorite, Wilbur Ware, is on bass, and a young Cedar Walton's playing piano, and with warmth like that, Jordan and trumpeter Kenny Dorham sound great next to each other. Loads of original hard bop lines by Jordan, including "Extempore" and "Quittin' Time", plus "Mosaic" and "One Flight Down" by Cedar Walton. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Junior ManceJunior Mance Trio At The Village Vanguard (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzland (Japan), 1961. Used ... $11.99
A firey little trio session from Junior Mance – one that features tracks taken at a pace that's even more uptempo than usual, and which really pushes his skills on the keys! The speed of the set is by no means a detriment to Mance's soulful playing – and if anything, the record stands as one of his most compelling from the period – not just a batch of soul jazz styles that were soon becoming cliches, but a vibrant example of the full range of Mance's talents, caught in a very spontaneous setting. Trio members include Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Smokey Blues", "Bingo Domingo", "Looptown", "Letter From Home", and "Girl Of My Dreams". CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1957/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
An interesting little LP that compiles alternate takes from Monk's classic album for Riverside – Monk's Music – the session that featured the unique twin tenor lineup of John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins. The album features 4 different alternates of tunes from that set – "Nutty", "Epistrophy", "Functional", and "Off Minor" – plus 2 other tunes played by a quartet that features Monk, Coltrane, Wilbur Ware, and Shadow Wilson – on the tunes "Ruby My Dear" and "Trinkle Trinkle". A real odd one in the catalog, but with some great music! CD

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Fats NavarroFats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Band – Classics Of Modern Jazz Vol 1 ... LP
Jazzland, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
First volume of sessions originally recorded for radio on acetates, then transferred to tape in 1961 and released as 2 albums on the Jazzland label in the early 60s. The sides are noteworthy in that they offer some important early performances by Navarro – working with the Tadd Dameron band that included Allan Eager, Kenny Clarke, and altoist Rudy Williams. Dameron wrote and arranged most of the material, 7 titles on this first volume: "Anthropology", "Lady Be Good", "The Squirrel", "Our Delight", "Dameronia", "Tadd Walk", and "Good Bait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon label Orpheum pressing. Labels show some aging. Cover has light wear, some splitting in the top seam, and a sticker spot on back.)

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Oscar PettifordClassics Of Modern Jazz Vol 2 – Last Recordings By The Late Great Bassist ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Excellent work from Oscar Pettiford – his last sessions, in case you couldn't tell by the title, recorded in Copenhagen in 1959 and 1960, with players that include Allan Botchinsky on trumpet, Jan Johansson on piano, Erik Nordstrom on tenor, and Luis Hjulmand on vibes. Despite the introduction of European ringers to the set, and despite the posthumous collection of sessions, the album's actually one of Pettiford's strongest, and certainly one of the best to show his ever-growing commitment as a modernist during the 50s. The album includes loads of original tunes – including "Blue Brothers", "Two Little Pearls", "Laverne Walk", "Why Not? That's What!", and "My Little Cello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear on the bottom corners.)

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Sonny RedBreezing ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... $49.99
A real winner from Sonny Red's initial burst upon the New York scene – and a great mix of soul jazz and hardbop, all augmented by Red's wonderful tone! The group's a sextet, in the tight Jazzland style – and players include Barry Harris, Blue Mitchell, and Yusef Lateef. Tracks are relatively short, but solos are precise – and a few of the cuts feature Red as the only main soloist. Titles include "Ditty", "The New Blues", "Brother B", and "Teef". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label mono Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, with a few stains on back, nothing major.)

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Les SpannGemini ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by Les Spann – an extremely talented jazz player who worked a lot with Dizzy Gillespie in the 50s, and Quincy Jones in the 60s! Les plays both guitar and flute on the set – grooving soulfully in a mode that recalls the stylings of Frank Wess or Kenny Burrell (depending on the instrument), but which is handled here in an easily soulful mode that recalls the sound of Les Jazz Modes at times. Players include Julius Watkins, Tommy Flanagan, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Rene ThomasGuitar Groove ... CD
Jazzland, 1960. Used ... $26.99
Belgian guitarist Rene Thomas was one of the few players to break out of the postwar Paris jazz scene and actually get to record in America – and on this classic set from 1960, he's grooving with a very hip group that includes JR Monterose on tenor, Hod O'Brien on piano, and the rhythm section of Teddy Kotick and Albert Heath. Tracks are all in the 5 minute range – save for one longer reading of Monterose's great "Green Street Scene" – and the material is pretty nice and breezy. Titles include "MTC", "Spontaneous Effort", and "Milestones". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rene ThomasGuitar Groove ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Belgian guitarist Rene Thomas was one of the few players to break out of the postwar Paris jazz scene and actually get to record in America – and on this classic set from 1960, he's grooving with a very hip group that includes JR Monterose on tenor, Hod O'Brien on piano, and the rhythm section of Teddy Kotick and Albert Heath. Tracks are all in the 5 minute range – save for one longer reading of Monterose's great "Green Street Scene" – and the material is pretty nice and breezy. Titles include "MTC", "Spontaneous Effort", and "Milestones". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing on Carrere. Cover is lightly stained at the bottom 3 inches, with some sticker spots on front & back.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker With Fifty Italian Strings ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the better-known sessions from Chet Baker's time in Italy at the end of the 50s – a really beautiful album that has Chet working with a string orchestra in a set of lush arrangements that really bring a lot to his sound! The album really sounds great – not sleepy, but warm and beautiful, in a style that was perfect for Chet's fading romanticism. A few cuts have Chet taking a vocal chorus or two, but mostly, the focus is on trumpet solos. Titles include "Violets For Your Furs", "Goodbye", "Angel Eyes", "I Should Care", and "The Song Is You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleNice & Easy ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to a group that includes Bobby Timmons on piano, Johnny Griffin on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Johnny's vibes are out front in the mix – leaping around some really inventive grooves that have a rollicking early 60s soul jazz approach – and titles include "Soul Time", "322-Wow!", "Coroner's Blues", and "That's All". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George Shearing & The Montgomery BrothersLove Walked In! ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of jazz's most sensitive artists get together in a lyrical set of light-handed ditties. Shearing's piano is a surprisingly nice complement to the vibes/bass/guitar sound of The Montgomery Brothers – and the group is augmented by some nice Latin percussion – performed by Armando Peraza on one track! Tracks are short, and titles include "Double Deal", "Mambo In Chimes", "Lois Ann", "And Then I Wrote", and "No Hard Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve marks.)

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Joe ZawinulSoulmates ... LP
Jazzland, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual early album by Joe Zawinul – one cut at the start of his early fame with Cannonball Adderley (and years before his success in Weather Report) – but in an easygoing way that's a perfect setting for the aging Ben Webster! Joe's not funking things up the way he did with Cannon, and instead he's gentle and soulful – often hitting more sensitive moments that match the emotive blowing of Webster nicely. The recording quality is great – and captures Ben especially well on the ballads – and other players include Sam Jones or Richard Davis on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, plus Thad Jones on cornet on a few tracks. Titles include "Frog Legs", "Evol Deklaw Ni", "The Governor", and "Soulmates". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has tape along the spine.)
Also available Soulmates ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ WibuteeEight Domestic Challenges ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Icy NuJazz from Norway – one of the best releases we've heard on the Jazzland label, and the strongest album by Wibutee to date! The group here are working in prime post-Miles territory – mixing jazz and electronics with spacious production, to forge soundscapes that still retain a trace of jazz solo action, but which also sublimate the individual elements to the vision of the group. There's some great bass bouncing around amidst the spacey keyboards and edgey horn solos – and titles include "First There Was Jazz", "Herbs & Heights", "Vibhuti", "Into Shapes", and "Last Stroke". CD
(Booklet is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonResurgence Of Dexter Gordon ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Dexter Gordon – his first after a number of years spent without recording in the late 50s, and one that marked a real return to serious growth as a player during the 60s! The album takes the same approach as Dexter's soon to be recorded Blue Note classics – putting the tenorman in the company of some excellent sidemen – but the group's a bit larger too, with added horns from Richard Boon on trombone and Martin Banks on trumpet – in addition to rhythm from the trio of Dolo Coker on piano, Charles Green on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. There's some nice head arrangements that open up to some well-crafted tenor lines from Dex – and the set's got an extra-special feature in that it was produced by Cannonball Adderly as part of his "overlooked talents" series for Jazzland. Hard to believe that Gordon would qualify for that distinction at the time – especially given his rise a few years later! Titles include "Affair In Havana", "Field Day", "Jodi", "Home Run", and "Dolo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereophonic Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light aging along the opening and a small name written in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Jazz Couriers (Tubby Hayes & Ronnie Scott)Message From Britain (aka The Last Word) ... LP
Jazzland, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Classic work by one of the greatest British jazz groups of all time! The Jazz Couriers were a legendary outfit fronted by the twin tenor team of Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes – and who also featured, on this set, piano by Terry Shannon, bass by Kenny Napper, and drums by Phil Seamen. The combo has an approach to their material that's tight as any American group of the time – maybe even better – mixing up bop influences in a mode that had them cutting up tunes, opening them up, and laying out lean solos with plenty of soul! Tubby Hayes, as always, is amazing – and Ronnie Scott really seems to shine especially well in his company. Titles include great readings of "Whisper Not", "Autumn Leaves", "Yesterdays", "Love Walked In", and "Too Close For Comfort". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing – in great shape!)

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✨✧ Junior ManceSoulful Piano Of Junior Mance ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Tight tight tight trio material from Junior Mance – a player who'd been around for a number of years before the soul jazz wave of the early 60s, but who really found his sound at the time of this set! The sound here is sharp, but never too over the top – not the fierce left-hand soul jazz that sometimes got cliched from other players, but a mode that allows for plenty of free lines on the right, but always in a way that comes back to a rhythmic groove. The trio features Ben Tucker on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums – and titles include "Main Stem", "The Uptown", "Ralph's New Blues", and "Swingmatism". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese Victor pressing, with obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Sonny RedImages ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of the few sessions ever recorded as a leader by the great alto player Sonny Red! Red's tone on the alto has always been one of our favorites – raspy, soulful, and sharp-edged in a way that's really unique – but even if you include his work as a sideman, there's probably only a dozen albums on which you might hear him play from the 50s and 60s, making this record an extremely key chance to hear his talents! This set's got a nice soul jazz groove, with accompaniment by Grant Green, Blue Mitchell, and Barry Harris, and a lot of nice laidback tracks in the Jazzland style. Tracks include "Blue Sonny", "Images", "Dodge City", and "The Rhythm Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed OJC pressing, with review sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ George Shearing & The Montgomery BrothersGeorge Shearing & The Montgomery Brothers ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Some of jazz's most sensitive artists get together in a lyrical set of light-handed ditties. Shearing's piano is a surprisingly nice complement to the vibes/bass/guitar sound of The Montgomery Brothers – and the group is augmented by some nice Latin percussion. Tracks are short, and titles include "Double Deal", "Mambo In Chimes", "Lois Ann", "And Then I Wrote", and "No Hard Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)
 
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✨✧ JJ JohnsonProof Positive ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Positive proof that JJ Johnson's one of the greatest trombone players ever – a sublime quartet session for Impulse Records, and one that features some of his most striking, stripped-down work of the 60s! The focus here is really on Johnson's amazing tone and timing – but the record also benefits greatly by a soulful rhythm trio that includes the mighty Harold Mabern on piano, Arthur Harper on bass, and Frank Gant on drums – all free-thinking cats who are never too stiff with their swing, and really match JJ's fluid sense of energy on the record. The whole thing's brilliant – filled with well-chosen tunes and some sublime performances by all players – and cuts include a 10 minute version of Miles Davis' "Neo", plus "Minor Blues", "Stella By Starlight", "Lullaby Of Jazzland", and "Blues Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small center split in the spine, in nice shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesBlues For Dracula ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arguably the best album that Philly Joe Jones ever cut as a leader – and a straight ahead set of soulful hardbop tunes played in the company of an excellent group! The set fits with with some of the super-hip soul jazz sides coming out on Riverside and Jazzland during the late 50s – and the sextet on the album features players who also made their mark for the label, like Julian Priester, Johnny Griffin, and Nat Adderley, who play here with Tommy Flanagan and Jimmy Garrison. The interplay between Garrison and Jones is worth the price of the record alone, and Jimmy pushes Philly into territory that's a bit more sophisticated than his usual groove. Tracks are all pretty long – and titles include "Blues For Dracula", "Ow", "Tune Up", and "Fiesta", written by the great Cal Massey! CD

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✨✧ Sam JonesSoul Society ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost soul jazz groover! The record is clearly one of the best ever cut by this fantastically overlooked bass player – and it's filled with a great set of players that includes Bobby Timmons, Nat Adderley, Charles Davis, and Jimmy Heath. The whole thing leaps along with that tight mix of hardbop, soul jazz, and spiritual modernism that would occasionally show up on the best Riverside/Jazzland session – and the level of writing and playing is superb throughout! Jones plays both bass and cello, and he kicks the group into Jazz Messengers-like precision for the duration of the session. Titles include "Home", "Some Kinda Mean", "The Old Country", and a great bass-heavy version of Timmons' "So Tired". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 1172, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and some aging.)

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✨✧ Julian Priester/Walter BentonOut Of This World – Spiritville/Out Of This World ... CD
Milestone, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 incredible hardbop sets, back to back on one CD! Julian Priester's Spiritsville album is touched by some of the modernist sensibilities that Priester forged while working in his Chicago underground years that included brief stints with Sun Ra. The set's one of the best hard bop sides to be cut for the Jazzland label – and it's got a relaxed soulful feel that puts it among some of the great lost jazz albums from the early 60s. Priester leads the group with a great deal of tightness, and players include a young McCoy Tyner, the soulful Charles Davis, the excellent tenor player Walter Benton, and the always wonderful rhythm team of Sam Jones and Art Taylor. Tracks include "Blue Stride", "Excursion", "Chi Chi", and "Spiritsville". Walter Benton's Out Of This World album is one of the few rare sets by this obscure tenorist – and it's an equally tasty gem that works very well next to Priester's album. Titles on that set include "Night Movements", "A Blues Mood", "Azil", and "Walter's Altar". (Please note that one title was omitted from the Benton album, due to space restrictions. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RedRed, Blue, & Green – The Mode/Images ... CD
Milestone/Prestige, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two stormers from one of the greatest alto talents of the 60s! The album The Mode is quite possibly Sonny Red's best non-Blue Note session – and a real winner with a group that includes Grant Green on guitar, and either Barry Harris or Cedar Walton on piano. Red's tone is one of our favorites from the time, and his alto has a nice bite and a soulful raspy quality that's just great. The album includes the long groover titled "The Mode", plus the cuts "Super 20", "Ko-Kee", and "I Like The Likes Of You". Images is another gem from Sonny – one of his few sessions as a leader from the 60s – and it's got a nice soul jazz groove, with accompaniment by Grant Green, Blue Mitchell, and Barry Harris, and a lot of nice laidback tracks in the Jazzland style. Tracks include "Blue Sonny", "Images", "Dodge City", and "The Rhythm Thing". 13 tracks in all, and great stuff! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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