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✨✧ Tim WarfieldJazzland ... CD
Criss Cross (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
You'll know you're in Jazzland from the very first note of this excellent set from saxophonist Tim Warfield – as the music has this wonderfully-wrapped sound that comes from his work on tenor and soprano sax, the trumpet of Terrell Stafford, and the Hammond of Pat Bianchi! The three musicians in the frontline all have this key contemporary vibe – so that they're not just working through older shades of soul jazz, and instead use the setting to really open up some great colors and moods – all with a quality that's as warmly soulful as Warfield's other records, and which definitely lives up to Stafford's legacy too! The group also features Byron Landham on drums and Daniel Sadownick on percussion – and titles include "Shake It For Me", "Hippity Hop", "Lenny's Lens", "Theme For Malcolm", "Sleeping Dancer Sleep On", and "Ode To Billie Joe". CD
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse (Landmark) ... LP
Jazzland/Landmark, 1960. Sealed ... $9.99
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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Chris AndersonInverted Image ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... $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. Cover has a small sticker on back, in great shape otherwise.)

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Beady BelleDedication ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Beady Belle never lets us down – and even though the lady's been making music for well over a decade, she still turns out some of the most consistently thoughtful soul we can think of! Forget the fact that the singer's on a Norwegian label, as the lyrics here are all in English, backed by warmly jazzy instrumentation that's always made Beady's music hugely popular with our customers for American neo-soul – and which puts her in the same territory as other classic "in the know" artists, such as Monday Michiru or Incognito! The keyboards are especially nice this time around – as thoughtful as the lyrics and the vocals – and titles include "I Run You Ragged", "Hold Your Breath", "Traces", "Dedication", "Waste Of Grace", "Last Drop Of Blood", "Can You Smile", and "Out Of Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joyce CollinsGirl Here Plays Mean Piano ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams and splitting in the spine.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinGriff & Lock ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(Orange label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove! Cover has thin masking tape around the edges, but is otherwise very nice.)

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Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham & Friends ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good ... $18.99
Kenny Dorham plays sweet hardbop trumpet on the two different sessions that make up this LP. One session's got Cannonball Adderley on alto and Cedar Walton on piano, with sort of a sweet laidback sound, as with some of Dorham's other sessions from the time. Track on this one include "Blue Spring", "Spring Cannon", and "Passion". The other session's got Dorham in a harder quintet, with Sonny Rollins on tenor and Max Roach on drums. This session's got 2 long tracks – bop versions of "I'll Remember April" and "Falling In Love with Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer productions pressing. Cover has a split spine.)

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Red GarlandSolar ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Near Mint- ... $39.99
An obscure little quartet session from Red Garland – recorded with Les Spann on both guitar and flute, caught at a time when he was just starting to make waves on the New York scene! The presence of Spann gives the record a decidedly different feel than most of Garland's work on Prestige – as the hollow-body guitar tones bring some much bluesier inflections to some of the tunes, offset by more chromatic runs that really illuminate others. Red's own piano is still wonderfully soulful, and presented here with a pointed sense of economy on some numbers – and rhythm is by Sam Jones on bass and Frank Gant on drums. Titles include "Marie's Delight", "This Can't Be Love", "Blues For News", "I Just Can't See For Looking", and "Solar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Benny GolsonReunion (aka The Modern Touch) ... LP
Jazzland, 1957. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A Jazzland issue of a top Golson side originally cut for Riverside. You can't get any more classic Benny Golson than this – a sublime late 50s album that features Benny with a sextet, working out amazing versions of the sorts of material that set him apart from every other jazz arranger of the time! The tracks here are complicated, yet have a rootsy soulfulness that makes them instantly compelling – and Benny's tone on tenor sax is sharp and angular, yet also has a raspiness that gives it a degree of honesty you wouldn't expect from a budding young modernist. The rest of the players – Max Roach, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, JJ Johnson, and Kenny Dorham – are equally great, too – and amidst Benny's arrangements, they come together as if they'd been playing in this format for years! Titles include "Out Of The Past", "Venetian Breeze", "Reunion", "Hymn To The Orient", and "Blues On Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer pressing.)

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Dexter GordonResurgence Of Dexter Gordon ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... $7.99
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 Boone 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". CD

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Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisLookin' At Monk! (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Jazzland (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
The great team of Griffin and Davis turn their tough tenor talents towards a sharp set of angular compositions by Monk, including "Epistrophy", "Stickball", "In Walked Bud", "Well, You Needn't", and "Rhythm-a-ning". The added modernism of the Monk compositions gives the set a different feel than their usual work together, with more urgen solos, and more complex lines on the ensemble playing. Nice stuff, and a nice original pressing. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Woody HermanFourth Herd ... LP
Jazzland, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
A unique album from Woody Herman – a one-off recording for the Jazzland label, and one that has him working with both a full group (his Fourth Herd), and with a smaller combo of players! The album's noteworthy for the presence of some great solo stars – Zoot Sims on tenor, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Eddie Costa on vibes – as well as Herman himself on clarinet. Titles are pretty short, but very swinging – and tunes include "Lament For Linda", "The Thirteenth Instant", "Johnny On The Spot", "The Magpie", "Blues For Indian Jim", and "Summer Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions pressing ,with deep groove.)

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Herbie MannHebie Mann Quintet Featuring Jack Sheldon (aka Herbie Mann's Californians) ... LP
Jazzland, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
A really wonderful album by Herbie – and one of the few to feature him exclusively on bass clarinet! Bass clarinet is one of the hippest of instruments – mastered only by a few strong solo players in jazz, like Eric Dolphy or David Murray – and Herbie shows here that he was way more than a pop jazz player back in the 50s, as he uses the tone of the deep rich instrument to weave magical lines of color and sound. He's working here with a hip small LA combo that includes Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Mel Lewis on drums – and the tracks are long and snaking, way more interesting than you'd expect! Titles include "The Theme", "A Handful Of Stars", "Lady Bird", and "A Stella Performance". Originallly issued under a different title – but this is an early 60s Jazzland pressing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Matona's Afdhal GroupMatona's Afdhal Group ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A beautifully dynamic set from Mohamed Issa Haji – aka Matona – a musician from Zanzibar with a specialty in Taarab, which is an unusual hybrid of African, Arabic, and Indian musical styles! The group here features Matona on oud, vocals, and percussion – illuminated by very colorful elements from guitar, tenor, bass, drums, violin, and percussion – plus vocals from the rest of the group as well – and Gora Mohamed Gora plays the rich-voiced qanun on three of the album's ten tracks, which adds this depth to the record that's amazing! Instrumental passages dominate more than the vocals – and there's some really fantastic interplay between some of the Norwegian musicians in the group too – on titles that include "Aziza", "Sikitiko", "Alaminadura", "Zena", "Ashairejea", and "Ashiki Baya". CD

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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

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... LP
Jazzland, 1957/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing on WaxTime.)

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Oscar PettifordClassics Of Modern Jazz Vol 2 – Last Recordings By The Late Great Bassist ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good+ ... $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
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear, clear tape on the corners, and a small torn corner in the back paste-on.)

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Sonny RedImages ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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Charlie RouseTakin Care Of Business ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... $7.99
Great session of deeply soulful tenor work, featuring Rouse in a group with Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop, Earl May, and Art Taylor. At this point in his career, Rouse is in his pre-Monk days – but beginning to experiment heavily with a more modernist approach to hardbop. The results are great – especially on tracks like "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

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George Shearing & The Montgomery BrothersGeorge Shearing & The Montgomery Brothers ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(80s Mexican OJC pressing on Gamma.)

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Sanskriti ShresthaBrijanga ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A great combination of Indian percussion and open jazz elements – served up at a level that takes us back to some of the most inventive ECM albums of this nature – such as the Codona albums by Collin Wolcott! Sanskriti Shrestha plays the very cool tabla tarang – which is a range of tablas set up in different melodic percussive modes – plus kanetele, and other percussion – and the rest of the group includes flute, guitar, violin, percussion, and even a bit of dobro and banjo – stringed instruments used in modes that are way different than any sort of traditional modes – more as these cyclical generators of sound that balance nicely with the percussion. The whole thing's got an instant boundary-crossing appeal – echoed by Shrestha in her notes – and titles include "Avatar", "Sand Sun", "Syklus", "Vatara", and "Mysterious Mr M". CD

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Les SpannGemini ... CD
Jazzland, 1961. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
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. CD

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✨✧ Junior CookJunior's Cookin' ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape along all seams.)

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✨✧ Sal NisticoHeavyweights ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They sure got the title right on this one, as Sal's playing tenor in a quintet that features all heavyweights, and soul jazz heavyweights too, we might add! The combo features Nat Adderley, Barry Harris, Sam Jones, 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. Titles include "Shoutin", "Mamblue", "Seconds Anyone", and "Heavyweights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Jazzland pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Sal NisticoHeavyweights/Comin On Up ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Frank StrozierLong Night ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album, and one of Strozier's best! The record is an excellent example of the maturity and modernism that was coming out of the Chicago jazz scene as it hit the early 60s – and it features Strozier's soulful alto in the company of some of the city's best players, like pianist Chris Anderson, drummer Walter Perkins, bassist Bill Lee, and baritonist Pat Patrick, playing here away from Sun Ra's group! The title track alone is an incredibly fantastic composition, full of moodiness and incredible reed work – but the rest of the record's great, too, and features excellent originals like "The Need For Love", "The Crystal Ball", and "Pacemaker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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
(Maroon label Orpheum pressing. Cover has wear, two stickers, a mostly split bottom seam and half split spine.)

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✨✧ Tortusa & Inge BreisteinMind Vessel ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the deeper, darker sets we've heard from the Jazzland label in recent years – a set that blends the saxophone of Inge Weatherhead Breistein with lots of layered electronics – at a level that takes us back to our favorite records from the early days of the label! Things here are relatively abstract, with the core elements moved into darkly melodic territory that almost feels like a later more mature answer to sonic territory explored by ECM and 4AD in decades past – delivered here also as a statement to the studio talents of Tortusa, who produced the whole record. Titles include "Snow Mold", "Hopes", "Mind Vessel", "Keep Coming Back", "Corrosion Is A Natural Process", and "Ceiling Filled With Water". CD

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✨✧ Bugge WesseltoftNew Conceptions Of Jazz (3CD set) ... CD
Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 1990s/Early 2000s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Previously unreleased live and studio material from Bugge Wesseltoft – more than a decade's worth of recordings, served up here on 3CDs! The package is a great testament to Bugge's sharp edge over the years – the sounds he first made at the forefront of the underground in the mid 90s, and his growing commitment to more experimental modes as the years go on. Some tunes are heavy on keyboards, with a somewhat mellow feel – others are more acoustic and have these rich sonic textures – and a few others are slightly upbeat, and show Wesseltoft's ties to the more dancefloor friendly side of the Scandinavian scene. Players on the recordings include Anders Engen on drums, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, Audun Kleive on electronics, Nils Petter Molvaer on trumpet, Hankon Konrstad on tenor sax, and John Scofield on guitar. Titles include "Somewhere In Between", "Yellow Is The Colour", "Skot (Chilluminati rmx)", "Hope (unreleased version)", "South", "Change", "Existence", "Poem", "Spectre Supreme", "Live In Cologne", "Lone","Moving", "Change (live)", "El (live)", "Film Ing (live)", and "Man With The Red Face". CD
 
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Bendik BaksaasSeine Sviv ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
An airy, icy combination of voice and instrumentation – used in a way that takes us back to some of the coolest Norwegian experiments of this type from years back – like some of the sparer work of Karin Krog, or unusual vocal projects on the Jazzland label! Bendik Baksaas leads the group on keyboards and flute, but the record takes maybe even more power from the voice of Helga Myhr, who sometimes plays a Hardanger fiddle, and sometimes gets this very compelling assist from two other female singers! The rest of the instrumentation is just a bit of trumpet from Kristoffer Eikrem – and the whole thing's presented in this spacey, open way that reminds us of some of Bugge Wesseltoft's work in the studio. An unusual mix of older Norwegian modes, experimental jazz, and maybe a hint of 4AD and ECM atmospherics – with titles that include "Kontraponkt", "Lova Lova Line", "Den Lyse Dag", and "Borte Er De Sommerdage". CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinBlues For Harvey (Inner City) ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1973. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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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John Jenkins, Clifford Jordan, & Bobby TimmonsJenkins, Jordan, & Timmons ... LP
New Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
About as hip as you can get for a hardbop session – a real cooker from the left end of the spectrum, filled with great work from all three players in the title! The pairing of Clifford Jordan's tenor and John Jenkins' alto is especially nice – as Jordan seems to bring out a bit of a deeper groove than Jenkins' gets on other records. And we're always big fans of Bobby Timmons' work on piano in just about any group setting – and here he's working with unique rhythm backing by Wilbur Ware on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums – making a rare non-Mingus appearance on the set!. The tracks are long, but extremely tight – in the manner that you'd expect from some of those modernist soul jazz sets on Riverside/Jazzland, particularly the work of Johnny Griffin and Wilbur Ware – with titles that include "Cliff's Edge", "Tenderly", "Princess", and "Soft Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing on Carrere.)

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Clifford JordanStarting Time ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $34.99
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
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions Jazzland presing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Blue MitchellBlue Mitchell Big 6 ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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

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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.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterSee You At The Fair ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, in a heavy glossy cover! Cover has a small cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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