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✨✧ Johnny LytleHappy Ground! (Jazzland LP – 1961) ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good- ... 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
 
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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker In Milan ... LP
Jazzland, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A rare Italian album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – including Gianni Basso on tenor sax, Renato Sellani on drums, and Glauco Masetti on alto sax – all in a groove that shows plenty of traces of that opened-up sound that Baker was exploring in the very late 50s – the modes he was crafting in his group with Phil Urso on tenor, as he started to get a bit more bit in his style! Yet there's also a nicely compressed approach going on here too – that west coast sound that was a strong influence on the Italian players of the postwar years, but which was unfolded to new ends in their hands. Titles include "Lady Bird", "Line For Lyons", "Tune Up", "Cheryl Blues", "Indian Summer", and "Pent Up House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s OJC pressing. Cover has light wear and is bent at the top right corner.)

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Tadd DameronClassics Of Modern Jazz Vol 3 – The Tadd Dameron Band ... LP
Jazzland, Late 40s/1962. Very Good ... $7.99
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 on trumpet, Allan Eager on tenor, Milt Jackson on vibes, and Kenny Clarke on drums. 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
(Mono maroon label Orpheum pressing. Cover has some surface wear, heavy edge wear with some seam splitting, discoloration from age, and track durations in pen in back.)

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Harold LandWest Coast Blues ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Harold Land, and a great set that has a hard soul jazz feel – despite the "west coast" in the title. Harold's playing with a great group that includes Barry Harris, Joe Gordon, and Sam Jones – as well as guitarist Wes Montgomery, who's work on the session really gives it a soulful edge! The cover lists the rhythm section as "all-soul", and it's right, as the accompaniment for Harold here is more sensitive, and more swinging than on most of his other records. The set sparkles with brilliance, and with great relaxed soulful playing. Cuts include "Compulsion", "Ursula", "Terrain", "Klactoveedsedstene", and "West Coast Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny LytleNice & Easy ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... $14.99
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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Junior ManceSoul Of Hollywood ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the best Junior Mance albums from the time – mostly because it's got Melba Liston arranging a larger group to back up Junior on the set! As on most albums of this type, Junior's almost better when he doesn't have to lead a trio – because he can concentrate on bouncing around solo-wise, hitting some strident soulful grooves, while not having to worry about leading the bass and drums along. Tracks include "Invitation", "Spellbound", "Never On Sunday", "Tara's Theme", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "One Eyed Jacks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that click on "Exodus". Cover has light ringwear, some edge wear, and some light stains in back.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1957/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
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
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane (SACD pressing) ... CD
Jazzland, 1957. Used ... $24.99
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
(Out of print, 2003 hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular players too!)

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George Shearing & The Montgomery BrothersGeorge Shearing & The Montgomery Brothers ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Stereo blue label unboxed logo Jazzland/Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Bennie Green QuintetGlidin' Along ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Benny Green's trombone playing has always been a bright light in a sometimes bleak side of the jazz spectrum. His style is deep and soulful, and he swings the trombone with a fluidity that most would apply to hardbop trumpet players. This sweet quintet session from 1961 has him playing in a very tight combo with Johnny Griffin, Junior Mance, Paul Chambers, and Ben Riley – and the sound is as raw as some of the best soul jazz sessions on Jazzland from the time. The record's a tough one to find, and it's one of Green's best albums of all time. Titles include "Green's Scene", "Milkshake", "Sweet Sucker", and "African Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has light marks, but is clean and plays well overall. Cover has a split top seam, and a few pen notes on back.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleBlue Vibes ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent grooves that mix together vibes and organ! This is one of the early albums cut by soul jazz vibist Johnny Lytle – and although it's more stripped-down than later work, it's still got a nice groove, and a feel that's quite different from work by other jazz vibes players at the time. By this point, Johnny's already hooked up with organist Milt Harris – who had a sweet, compressed sound on the organ that worked great with Johnny's rhythmic playing on vibes. The set includes a few standards done in the Lytle way, like "Canadian Sunset" and "Autumn Leaves", plus some good originals, like "Blue Vibes", "Movin Nicely", and "Mister Strudel". Very groovy, and one of his hardest to find! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, a wide center split in the spine, and a name in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Sonny RedMode ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo Orpheum pressing. Plays with surface noise and faint crackle. Cover has heavy wear and aging, masking tape holding the top seam, heavy handed initials on both sides, and mostly split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Mel Rhyne SextetOrgan-izing ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of soul jazz – completely rare in the original pressing, and one of the few early albums ever cut by organist Melvin Rhyne! Rhyne first came to prominence as the organist with Wes Montgomery – and he hailed from Montgomery's hometown of Indianapolis, and had the distinction of appearing on an early trio album with Wes. This rare side as a leader has Rhyne heading up an all-star cast that includes Blue Mitchell, Johnny Griffin, Andy Simpkins, and Albert Tootie Heath – plus fellow Indiana resident Gene Harris, who plays piano on the session, which makes for a very unusual combination next to the organ! The tracks are all quite long – and the session's a lot more down-and-dirty than the usual work that was recorded on the Jazzland and Riverside labels, stretching out at an open-ended soul jazz pace that was much more the territory of Prestige Records. Tracks include "Blue Farouq", "Shoo Shoo Baby", and "Barefoot Sunday Blues". CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie RouseTakin Care Of Business ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful small group session from tenor genius Charlie Rouse – done at the time when he was first taking off with Thelonious Monk, but in a great style that's all his own! The group features Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Walter Bishop on piano, Earl May on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all coming together in a style that's more Prestige/Riverside than some of Rouse's other work, including his Jazz Modes material. Titles include "Upptankt", "Blue Farouq", "Wierdo", "204", and "Pretty Strange" – the latter two of which are originals by Randy Weston, making a first appearance on this session. CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ AtomicHappy New Ears! ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
Happy New Ears indeed – as Atomic have been making our ears plenty happy for a number of years, and have really blown our minds with this great new album! The quintet are easily one of the greatest forces working in European jazz today – and have stepped out from the shadows of the Scandinavian scene to become one of the most richly expressive groups we can think of. Atomic have a wonderful talent for shaping sound to their own needs – sometimes through outright free expression, but other times keeping things very close in – working in a mode that's somewhat like the subtler shadings of the "new thing" generation of the 60s, but which also resonates with some of the best recent work from the Moserobie label. No surprise, Atomic shares a number of members with that label – as the lineup includes Fredrik Ljungkvist on saxes, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Havard Wilk on piano, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen Love on drums. Titles are all originals, and include "Closing Stages", "Sooner Or Later", "Crux", "Poor Denmark", "Roma", "Cosmatesco", and "Two Boxes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Red GarlandNearness Of You ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A lesser-known post-Prestige album by Red Garland – played in a mellow mode that features plenty of smokey tunes and late nite numbers! The style's certainly more gentle, and almost more tentative, than Red on Prestige – and many numbers have him slowly stepping along the keys of the piano in a way that sometimes comes off as weary – but that great weariness that comes from having a heavy soul, an emotive depth that brings a deeply personal approach to some older standards, in a way that's quite different than before. The trio features Larry Ridley on bass and Frank Gant on drums – and titles include "Why Was I Born", "Where Or When", "Long Ago & Far Away", "Lush Life", "All Alone", and "Don't Worry About Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, some wear at the bottom seam, and some small black paint spots in back at the spine.)

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisTough Tenor Favorites ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
The soulful tenor of Eddie Lockjaw Davis meets the modernist bop sounds of Johnny Griffin in another one of their fierce two-tenor sides from the early 60s! The group on here includes the always-amazing Horace Parlan on piano, plus some lively drumming from the oft-overlooked Ben Riley. This one's got less of the modernist Monkish sounds of some of their other albums – and features full-on assaults on tracks like "Bahia", "Blue Lou", "Ow!", and "Tin Tin Deo". CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin/Wilbur Ware/Junior ManceChicago Cookers (aka The Chicago Sound) ... LP
Jazzland, 1957. Good ... Out Of Stock
Slam bang! This is a cracklingly beautiful batch of hardbop tracks that accurately captures the fire and energy of the Chicago scene of the late 50s. The set's led by the late great bassist, Wilbur Ware, and it features lusty contributions from Chicagoans like Johnny Griffin, John Jenkins, and Wilbur Campbell. The tracks are tightly written hardbop numbers, but they also have beautiful touches of modernism that belie some of the city's experiments at the time. Titles include "Mama Daddy", "Desert Sands", "31st & State", and "Latin Quarters". One of our faves! (Also issued under Ware's name, as The Chicago Sound.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Plays with crackle throughout, with marks that click on "Lullaby Of The Leaves" and "Latin Quarters". Cover has surface wear, aging, heavy edge wear, half split top seam, split bottom seam, and names in pen.)

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✨✧ Harold LandEastward Ho! – Harold Land In New York ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A great record – and easily one of Harold Land's best! The session brings Land in from the west coast, and records him in New York with his regular rhythm combo that included the great Amos Trice on piano, Clarence Jones on bass, and Joe Peters on drums. But, added to that quartet is the wonderful Kenny Dorham on trumpet – blowing with a sweetly soulful sound that really opens up the groove – and which sounds wonderful next to Land's raspy edge on the tenor! The tracks are all quite long, and the overall approach is nice and hard, with some mighty fierce solos by Land and Dorham. Titles include "Okay Blues", "So In Love", "Slowly", and "Triple Trouble". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo Orpheum pressing. NOTE – Cover has wear and aging, split seams with wide thick tape remnants, and names in pen and some marker in back. Label on Side 2 has some marker.)

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✨✧ Junior ManceSoulful Piano Of Junior Mance ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good+ ... 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
(Maroon label Orpheum Productions pressing.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganTake Twelve ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A rare non-Blue Note outing from Lee Morgan – and a record that's sometimes mistaken as a large group effort because of the "twelve" in the title, but which is a tight small group set that's equally cooking as some of Lee's better known records! As with the best mid 60s Blue Note work from lee, the players here are both soulful and modern – able to shift easily into some of Lee's most complicated ideas of jazz expression, yet always doing so in ways that are never stiff or academic – but filled with life and spirit in every note! Clifford Jordan's tenor is a fantastic accompaniment to Morgan's trumpet in the frontline – and Barry Harris' piano has the warmth and flowing quality of a young Cedar Walton on most tracks. Bass is by Bob Cranshaw and drums are by Louis Hayes – and titles include "Lee-sure Time", "Second's Best", "Little Spain", and "Waltz For Fran". LP, Vinyl record album
(180g Vinyl Me Please pressing, including obi.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsShadow Waltz ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Early 60's album that repackages Rollins' classic Freedom Suite recording for Riverside. The record is exactly the same – and features Rollins on tenor, in a spare stripped-down trio that include Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach. His playing is amazing – especially on the extended "Freedom Suite", which shows just how much Rollins could push his solos, even back in the early days. Amazing stuff, and as free as you can get without being free! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has light wear and a small trace of a sticker.)

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✨✧ Charlie RouseTakin Care Of Business ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful small group session from tenor genius Charlie Rouse – done at the time when he was first taking off with Thelonious Monk, but in a great style that's all his own! The group features Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Walter Bishop on piano, Earl May on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all coming together in a style that's more Prestige/Riverside than some of Rouse's other work, including his Jazz Modes material. Titles include "Upptankt", "Blue Farouq", "Wierdo", "204", and "Pretty Strange" – the latter two of which are originals by Randy Weston, making a first appearance on this session. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Jazz Workshop pressing from 2014.)

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✨✧ ShiningSweet Shanghai Devil ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
Free jazz from the Norwegian scene – one of the more "out there" sides on the groundbreaking Jazzland label, and a compelling set by a group that features reed player Jorgen Munkeby. Munkeby's style has bits of Ayler, bits of Murray, bits of Fred Anderson, and bits of Mats Gustafsson – wrapped around the piano, bass, and drums of the quartet with a sound that's free, but also beautifully melodic. Titles include "Cellofan Eyes", "Firewalker", "Where Do You Go Christmas Eve?", "Sink", and "Shanghai Devil". CD
(Out of print, sticker remnant on digipack cover.)

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✨✧ Don SleetAll Members ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
The only session we've ever seen by trumpeter Don Sleet – an early 60s talent who played in the group of drummer Lennie McBrowne, and who's working here with an all-star quartet that includes Jimmy Heath on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! Sleet's style is quite nice – well-focused at all the right moments – but the real winner on the album is Heath, who solos in an edgey mode that really holds our attention, and which is in the best raspy style of his early work! Titles include "All Members", "The Hearing", "Brooklyn Bridge", and "Fast Company". CD
(Out of print 2001 OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Havard Wiik TrioPostures ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
Free-flowing work from Norweigian pianist Havard Wiik – one of the great albums of acoustic jazz recorded in Jazzland's acoustic series by Bugge Wesseltoft. Wiik's got a style that's progressive without being overindulgent – almost in the manner of some of our favorite French pianists from the 70s onward – working in Evans-inspired chords, tones, and colors – with lots of space between the notes, and a strong role for the bass and drums in the trio. Titles include "Ball, Play", "Revolving", "Metamorphosis", "Numbers", and "Arnica". CD
(Out of print, sticker remnant on digipack cover.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse (Landmark) ... LP
Jazzland/Landmark, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of their greatest performances from the seminal early 60s years! The band at this time includes Cannon on alto, Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and although Feldman's not as strong of a soul jazz player as Bobby Timmons or Joe Zawinul, both of whom also played with the group, his playing on this set is great, thanks to a really lively rhythm section! Includes an 11 minute version of "Sack O Woe", plus "Blue Daniel", "Azule Serape", and "Big P". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Baker Hansen & John Pal InderbergLive I Oslo – Baker Hansen Speler Chet Baker Sin Musikk Pa Norsk ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. Used ... Out Of Stock
That's a young Chet Baker on the cover of the record, and the set's a really beautiful experiment based on the music that Chet recorded back in the 50s – a reworking of some of the songs he sung and made his own, turned into versions with lyrics in Norwegian, and instrumentation that nicely changes things up! Don't worry, there's still a trumpeter in the group – Thomas Husmo Litleskare does a great job in that role – but John Pal Inderberg brings in some excellent baritone, crafting these warm solos that are a surprisingly great match for the Baker-spirited trumpet – in a group that also featuers Kjetil Jerve on piano, Stian Andreas Egeland Andersen on bass, and Tore Flatjord on drums. Vocals are by Sigurd Rotvik Tunsetveit – and despite all the strange language in place, you'll find plenty to love here if you're as in love with the classic Chet Baker spirit as much as us! Titles include new versions of "Let's Get Lost", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD

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✨✧ Beady BelleCewbeagappic ... CD
Jazzland (UK), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stunning – simply stunning! This album by Scandinavian group Beady Belle is the first to really unlock their full potential – and offers a haunting blend of jazz, electronics, and other elements that make for a record beyond description. Beady has a style that's impossible to peg right away – but one listen to this set, and you'll be pulled into a strange world of sound, one that will restore your faith in modern music! Lyrics are in English, and titles include "Hindsight", "Big Balloon", "One & Only", "Shadow", "On The Ground", "April Fool", "Bella", and "Wounded Pride". CD

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✨✧ Beady BelleCloser ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
Really lovely work from Beady Belle – a self-produced album that's filled with some of their most evocative tunes ever! If anything, Beady's actually gotten more soulful over the years – and steps forth here with a maturity and depth that we never would have expected from the first few records. The sound here is rich, full, and beautifully introspective – in a mode that shares plenty with the current American soul underground, but which also inflects the work with some of the playful and jazzy instrumentation we'd expect from the Jazzland label. Titles include "Irony", "Closer", "Tomorrow", "Pillory-like", "Skin Deep", "Never Mind", "Stools & Rules", and "Airing". CD

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✨✧ Beady BelleHome ... CD
Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little album of tracks from Beady Belle – a lovely singer with a really soulful voice! The album's one of the shining jewels in the elite catalog of Norway's Jazzland label – but it's got a smooth soul quality that sounds like some of the best American NuSoul work of the past few years, or like recent titles by Japanese singers like Monday Michiru or Bird. Beady's really got a way with a hook – and the album's spacey beats and jazzy arrangements flush out the sound with plenty of warm touches that makes the songs go over like the gems they are. Titles include "Moderation", "Ghosts", "Drawback", "In A Good Way", "Mobile Bubble", "Pantile", and "Consolatory Dance". CD

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✨✧ Junior CookJunior's Cookin' ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Junior's definitely cooking on this session – working with trumpeter Blue Mitchell at a time when both players were members of the Horace Silver Quintet – but in a groove that's somewhat different than the Silver sound overall! Junior Cook's tenor really is tremendous on the record – played with a sharp, raspy tone that's almost deeper than his work with Horace Silver – a cutting quality that almost reminds us of Clifford Jordan at his best. Mitchell's great too – really spurred on by this sound, and finding some new notes in the setting – and other players on the date include Gene Taylor on bass and Roy Brooks on drums, both from the Silver group – plus piano from either Ronnie Matthews or Dolo Coker, each of whom handle half of the set. Matthews is especially great – a real treat at this early point in his career – and titles on the set include the sublime "Mzar", plus "Blue Farouq", "Sweet Cakes", "Turbo Village", "Field Day", and "Pleasure Bent". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinGriff & Lock ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Classic tenors head-to-head – as Griff & Lock lay out one of their excellent 2 tenor classics from the early 60s! The rhythm section's deeply soulful – with Junior Mance on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and the album grooves through some long blowers, a mellow number, and a few choppy modern ones. Titles include "Last Train From Overbrook", "Second Balcony Jump", "Midnight At Mintons", "Hey Lock", and "Good Bait". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kenny Drew TrioTough Piano Trio (aka Kenny Drew Trio) ... LP
Riverside/Jazzland, 1956. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Light and tippling magic from pianist Kenny Drew – working here in trio formation with Philly Joe Jones on drums and Paul Chambers on bass, and getting a nice degree of freedom in this early Riverside session! There's a "newness" here that continues the inroads Kenny made on his first few sides for Blue Note – a piano style that's respectful of 50s mainstream, but finds its own space without falling into too-boppish modes or easy modern traps. The set features a great reading of Kenny's classic "Weird-O", as well as his great "Blues For Nica" – and other tunes include "Caravan", "Ruby My Dear", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Red GarlandRed's Good Groove ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Red Garland's heaviest hitting albums – and a lively soul jazz set that blows away a lot of his other Prestige work! The album's a quintet date, and it's got a fuller sound than some of Red's trio sides – thanks to the presence of Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Pepper Adams on baritone sax – both of whom pull out some great lines from Red's rhythmic inspiration! Garland's still working in a mode that still pushes his lyrical solo approach, but it's also more integrated to the group than before – locked tightly with rhythmic assistance from Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The set kicks off with the strong jammer "Red's Good Groove", and other tracks include "Ecercent", "Falling In Love With Love", and "Take Me In Your Arms". CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinSoft Winds (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Jazzland, 1961. Good ... Out Of Stock
Part of the Tough Tenors jukebox set. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe JonesCruisin – Featuring The Rhythm Sections ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A pretty cool-looking Jazzland album that combines tracks from 2 other earlier Riverside albums – one that we've identified as Clark Terry's Serenade To A Bus Seat, the other we're not sure of. Side 1 features Kelly, Jones, Paul Chambers, Johnny Griffin, and Clark Terry on the tunes "Stardust", "Cruisin", and "That Old Black Magic". Side 2 features Kelly, Ware, Jones, and Ernie Henry on "Soon", "Lover Man", and "Specific Gravity". All tracks are quite nice – and in that great mix of hardbop and soul jazz that Riverside was hitting towards the end of the 50s. Cool cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Junior ManceHappy Time ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing hokey about this one – despite a "happy time" title that might make you think so – as the album's one of the first great statements from pianist Junior Mance, a player who was really coming into his own at the time! Rhythm here is by the team of Ron Carter on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and as with other Mance records from the time, there's a style that's certainly soul jazz directed, but which also comes off with a bit more sensitivity at times – in modes that occasionally recall Red Garland or Tommy Flanagan. Titles include the original numbers "Taggie's Tune", "Happy Time", and "Out South" – plus versions of "Azure Te", "Simple Waltz", and "Tin Tin Deo". CD

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✨✧ Junior ManceHappy Time ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing hokey about this one – despite a "happy time" title that might make you think so – as the album's one of the first great statements from pianist Junior Mance, a player who was really coming into his own at the time! Rhythm here is by the team of Ron Carter on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and as with other Mance records from the time, there's a style that's certainly soul jazz directed, but which also comes off with a bit more sensitivity at times – in modes that occasionally recall Red Garland or Tommy Flanagan. Titles include the original numbers "Taggie's Tune", "Happy Time", and "Out South" – plus versions of "Azure Te", "Simple Waltz", and "Tin Tin Deo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Benjamin MorkMechanical Piano ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing too mechanical about the sound of the piano here – although at some level, there's also some very interesting mechanics involved in the project! The music started out when Benjamin Mork bought an old grand piano that had been painted blue – and rather than try to completely restore it, he instead sonically deconstructed it – placing microphones around the instrument, both inside and out – to capture sounds that are still very piano-based, but also have all these other sonic possibilities too! The result is a record of surprising beauty – maybe a bit in the territory of some of the more spacious Bugge Wesseltoft recordings in recent years, especially those that effortlessly mix acoustic and electric elements. Titles include "Argentina", "Etter Vi For", "Attover", "I Et Oyeblikk", "Kjor Forsiktig", and a very nice take on the Ryuichi Sakamoto tune "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny RedBreezing ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Sonny RedImages ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... 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

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny's Time ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s/1962. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Nice batch of tracks that had been recorded earlier in Rollins career (during the late 50s), but which were unearthed in 1962 in an effort to cash in on Rollins' return to jazz playing. Even though the motivation behind the album was a bit mercenary, though, it's a nice thing that it came out – as these tracks are very nice, and feature Rollins playing some excellent pre-retirement hardbop. Some of the cuts feature a quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, and others have Rollins in the Kenny Dorham Quintet (one of which even has some additional harp playing!) with Oscar Pettiford, Hank Jones, and Max Roach. Titles include "Mangoes", "Cutie", "Funky Hotel Blues", and "La Villa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George Shearing & The Montgomery BrothersLove Walked In! ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... 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

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✨✧ Joyce CollinsGirl Here Plays Mean Piano (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzland (Japan), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
The girl here DOES play mean piano – using her instrument in a way that's surprisingly soulful and filled with lyrical touches! We really don't know Collins much at all – but we've always dug this standout album on Jazzland, part of the label's wave of new discoveries right at the start of the 60s – and the set's got almost an Oscar Peterson Trio sort of vibe, with tunes that hit hard rhythmically one minute, then lay back into more intimate expressions the next. Rhythm here is by the team of Roy Green on bass and Frank Butler on drums – and tracks include versions of "Day In Day Out", "The End Of A Love Affair", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "Walkin", and "Ah Moore". CD

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisLookin At Monk ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The twin-tenor duo of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis were really on fire in the early 60s – and unlike other pairings of the time, they often brought a strong dose of modernism to their music – as you'll hear in these great interpretations of tunes by Thelonious Monk! The record's a great reminder that the reach of Monk extended far beyond the highbrows of jazz a the time – as Griff and Lock take a nice soul-based path through the tunes, with help from Junior Mance on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! Titles include "Epistrophy", "Stickball", "In Walked Bud", "Well, You Needn't", and "Rhythm-a-ning". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Junior ManceJunior Mance Trio At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Sal NisticoHeavyweights/Comin On Up ... CD
Jazzland/Milestone, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 early 60s sessions by tenorist Sal Nistico – a great player who spent most of his life in bigger bands, but who also knew how to shine on small group settings like these! They sure got the title right on the CD, as Sal's playing tenor in groups that feature many heavyweights, and soul jazz heavyweights too, we might add! Players on the albums include Nat Adderley, Barry Harris, Sam Jones, Bob Cranshaw, and Walter Perkins – all of whom make Sal cook a lot more than usual, and who give the set an early 60s soul jazz groove that was typical of the best work coming out on the Jazzland label at the time. The set features 13 tracks from both albums – with titles that include "Shoutin", "Mamblue", "Seconds Anyone", "Cheryl", "Ariescene", "Comin On Up", "Down", and "Samicotico". CD omits the track "Just Friends", due to space limitations. CD

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Joe ZawinulSoulmates ... LP
Jazzland, 1963. Near Mint- ... 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

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✨✧ Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conception Of JazzSharing ... CD
EmArcy/Jazzland (Germany), 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second album by this groundbreaking producer – and every bit as jazzy as his first! The record's a real treat if you dig some of the jazz-influenced work that's been coming out on labels like Compost, or some of the more abstract jazzy bits in mixed by Gilles Peterson. In fact, Peterson's been a pretty big supporter of Wesseltoft's work – and his "new conception of jazz" is perfect stuff for the Talking Loud conception of 21st Century Soul. Titles include "You Might Say", "Green Light", "Flimmer", "Breen n Glue", and "Eve Nin". CD
 
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Johnny GriffinBlues For Harvey (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About June 5, 2023
One of Johnny Griffin's best European recordings of the 70s! Like a number of the contemporaneous releases by older American reedmen on the Steeplechase label, this one has the leader as the main soloist in a small group setting that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Mads Vinding on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. The tracks are long, and Griffin plays with an intensity that recalls some of his earlier recordings on Jazzland – made all the more striking, given the freer setting of the record. Tracks include "That Party Upstairs", "Alone Again", and "Soft and Furry". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisToughest Tenors ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s/1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
70's 2LP set that reissues some of the classic tenor material from Griff and Lockjaw recorded for the Jazzland label in the early 60's. The set's got some great gutsy hardbop material, plus a number of excellent Monk interpretations. Titles include "Epistrophy", "Camp Meeting", "Tin Tin Deo", "Walkin", and "Good Bait". Nice set of notes on the duo, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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JJ JohnsonProof Positive (with bonus track) ... CD
Impulse/Jazz Heritage, 1964. Used ... $6.99
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". CD also features a bonus track – "Gloria". CD
(Out of print.)

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Blue MitchellBlue Mitchell Big 6 ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $7.99
Blue in the main style of his early years at Riverside – working in an all-star group (the "Big 6" in the title), with players that include Johnny Griffin, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, and Philly Joe Jones. Blue's leadership isn't that strong – but fortunately, the others (particularly Griffin, Ware, and Jones) gel together strongly with or without him, making the set crackle with the soulful energy of some of the best Jazzland/Riverside hardbop sides from the time. Tracks include "Sir John", "Blues March", "Big Six", and "Jamph". CD
(OJC pressing. Booklet has a few age spots.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBlue Mitchell Big 6 ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Blue in the main style of his early years at Riverside – working in an all-star group (the "Big 6" in the title), with players that include Johnny Griffin, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, and Philly Joe Jones. Blue's leadership isn't that strong – but fortunately, the others (particularly Griffin, Ware, and Jones) gel together strongly with or without him, making the set crackle with the soulful energy of some of the best Jazzland/Riverside hardbop sides from the time. Tracks include "Sir John", "Blues March", "Big Six", and "Jamph". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s OJC pressing.)
Also available Blue Mitchell Big 6 ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Jan GarbarekI Took Up The Runes ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Evocative work from Jan Garbarek – a wonderful progression of modes he first began for ECM many years before, stretched out nicely in this more recent session. The album's significant in featuring some early work from Bugge Wessltoft on synthesizer – playing here before his later fame on the Jazzland label, on a date that makes a great bridge between the groundbreaking European forces of that label, and ECM. Other musicians include Rainer Bruninghaus on piano, Eberhard Weber on bass, Manu Katche on drums, and Nana Vasconcelos on percussion – and Ingor Antte Ailu Gaup sings just a bit on the record. Titles include "I Took Up The Runes", "Molde Canticle", "Buena Hora Buenos Vientos", "Rahkki Sruvvis", and "His Eyes Were Suns". CD
(2008 pressing. Digipack has minimal wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonProof Positive (with bonus track) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... 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". CD also features a bonus track – "Gloria". CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Oscar PettifordBlue Brothers ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1960. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Oscar Pettiford – a reissue of his last sessions, originally released on Jazzland, and recorded in Copenhagen in 1959 and 1960. Players 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
(70s US pressing in the blue cover.)

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✨✧ Eivind AarsetSonic Codex ... CD
Universal (Norway), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Extremely haunting work from Eivind Aarset – a record that continues the experiments of his previous albums on the Jazzland label, but which also comes across a bit more tunefully too! Eivind's still working with a range of guitars, electronics, percussion, and programming – but there's also a bit more of a unified group feel here too – a quartet of players who follow Aarset's inspiration, and fill in the spaces nicely with their own gentle touches on percussion and other electronics. There's a warmth to the music that we haven't always heard before in Eivind's records – and many of the tracks are quite tuneful, although still instrumental. Titles include "Cameo", "Sign Of Seven", "Sleeps With Fishes", "The Return Of Black Noise & Murky Lambada", "Still Changing", and "Quicksilver Dream". CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesBlues For Dracula ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... 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! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s mono Japanese Victor pressing – SMJ-6055M – with obi and insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Fats NavarroFats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Band ... CD
Milestone, 1948. Used ... Out Of Stock
A 2LP collection of material 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, and titles include "Wahoo", "The Squirrel", "Our Delight","Eb Pob", "Tadd Walk", and "Good Bait". CD

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✨✧ Fats NavarroFats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Band (Milestone 2LP pressing) ... LP
Milestone, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A 2LP collection of material 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, and titles include "Wahoo", "The Squirrel", "Our Delight","Eb Pob", "Tadd Walk", and "Good Bait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some ring and edge wear, and small splits in the top seams.)

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✨✧ Sam JonesSoul Society ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... 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". CD

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✨✧ Sam JonesSoul Society ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... 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

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✨✧ Ben WebsterSee You At The Fair ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little album from Ben Webster – perhaps not his most sophisticated, jazz-wise, but done up in a cool cover that has him standing in front of the steel globe at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. The music on the disc has a similar optimistic approach – as Ben solos lightly over rhythms by either Hank Jones or Roger Kellaway on piano (and a bit of harpsichord), plus bass and drums backing by Richard Davis and Osie Johnson. The album's got a great rolling soul jazz number called "See You At The Fair", and a very odd crashing harpsichord number called "Lullaby Of Jazzland" – plus the tunes "Fall Of Love", "While We're Dancing", and "Our Love Is Here To Stay". CD
 
 
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