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Jim PepperPath (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe one of the most ambitious albums ever from reedman Jim Pepper – a set that not only shows his strong talents on a variety of saxes, but also delivers this spiritual conception that we're not sure we've heard on some of his other records! Pepper's blowing tenor and soprano here, in the company of a wonderful lineup that includes Stanton Davis on trumpet, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, John Betsch on drums, and Arlo Tuncboyaci on percussion – a group who soar with this hopeful energy that's beautiful – illuminating tunes by Pepper, Betsch, and Lightsey with all these positive colors and currents. The set features a beautiful remake of Jim's "Witchi Tai To" – plus "Banmasso", "Lullaby", "Reflections", "Habi Ba", and "Marchant Le Chemin". CD features the bonus tracks "Our Quiet Place" and "Hello Young Lovers". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Jim PepperPepper's Pow Wow ... CD
Embryo/Wounded Bird, 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A strangely beautiful little record – the standout career effort from tenorist Jim Pepper – a Native American player who draws heavily here on his heritage! Although Pepper plays sax on most numbers, he also sings a fair bit too – in kind of a raspy style that alternates from slightly soulful to somewhat chanting – all in a uniquely haunting way that's unlike anything else we can think of! There's a definite jazz core to the record – guitar from Larry Coryell, piano from Tom Grant, and drums from Billy Cobham and Spider Rice – but the sound is often far from standard, given the vocals and Native American influences. Titles include the sublime "Witchitai-To" – Pepper's lasting legacy in music – plus "Newlyweds Song", "Nommie Nommie", "Senecas", "Yon A Ho", "Slow War Dance", and "Drums". CD
 
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Donald ByrdByrd Blows On Beacon Hill ... CD
Transition/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful hardbop from Boston – and one of the first-ever albums recorded by trumpeter Donald Byrd as a leader! The set was originally done for the obscure Transition label – also home to inventive early recordings by Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor – and as with those records, there's a very special sort of sound going on here – as the date's a quartet outing, with a very unusual group – with Ray Santisi on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Jim Zitano on bass – all giving Byrd plenty of room to solo in the lead. The record features a very different side than some of Donald's other early two-leader sessions (such as the dates with Pepper Adams) – especially as he blows with a warmth and moodiness that we don't normally hear from him at this point – sounding fantastic on titles that include "Little Rock Getaway", "If I Love Again", "What's New", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Marty CookRed White Black & Blue ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
Trombonist Marty Cook may not be the biggest name in jazz – but here, he works at the head of a quintet of top-shelf heavyweights, all of whom really serve up something special under his leadership! The great Jim Pepper is in the group on tenor and soprano sax, and Mal Waldron is on piano – often working here with very different qualities than under his own dates as a leader from the same time – a nice change, and proof of Mal's continued vitality over the years. John Betsch is in drums, and definitely makes his presence known – and Ed Schuller handles bass, on titles that include "Spirit War", "It's About Time", "Love Life", "Grab Bag", "Trapeze", and "Face The Nation". CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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SmokeCarry On Your Idea ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A hip rock combo with a slightly funky groove, and a real late 60s Doors-esque kind of sound. John Orvis plays guitar and sings on the album – and although the record's not really that funky, there are some nice psyche drum moments. The real treat, though, is the Jim Morrison-esque poetry tracks – nice and nutty, and as silly as they want to be. Jimmie Haskell produced – and tracks include "MC Boogie", "Choose It", "Carry On Your Idea", and "Pepper Trees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, unglued seams, and some ring and edge wear.)

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Peter WalkerSecond Poem To Karmela – Or Gypsies Are Important ... CD
Vanguard/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $5.99 15.98
A totally hip instrumental album from Peter Walker – a Vanguard Records treasure that we'd rank right up there with the label's classics from Sandy Bull! Like Bull, Walker has a way of taking older folk instrumentation into richly psychedelic territory – working here on both the Indian sarod, and on acoustic guitar – both played in these long, modal styles – and mixed with light instrumentation from Jim Pepper on flute, John Blair on violin, and Jim Hotep on tabla. The songs are very spare, and very freewheeling – still with a rhythmic core, but also floating free to find their own energy too – but at a level that's not nearly as hippy-dippy as we make that sound! Walker's got these amazing sonic sensibilities – just like Bull – and titles include "Second Song", "Tear", "Southwind", "Barefoot", "Mixture", "Socco Chico", and "Circus Day". CD
(Housed in an LP style gatefold tip on jacket.)
Also available Second Poem To Karmela – Or Gypsies Are Important ... LP 13.99

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Peter WalkerSecond Poem To Karmela – Or Gypsies Are Important ... LP
Vanguard/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99 19.98
A totally hip instrumental album from Peter Walker – a Vanguard Records treasure that we'd rank right up there with the label's classics from Sandy Bull! Like Bull, Walker has a way of taking older folk instrumentation into richly psychedelic territory – working here on both the Indian sarod, and on acoustic guitar – both played in these long, modal styles – and mixed with light instrumentation from Jim Pepper on flute, John Blair on violin, and Jim Hotep on tabla. The songs are very spare, and very freewheeling – still with a rhythmic core, but also floating free to find their own energy too – but at a level that's not nearly as hippy-dippy as we make that sound! Walker's got these amazing sonic sensibilities – just like Bull – and titles include "Second Song", "Tear", "Southwind", "Barefoot", "Mixture", "Socco Chico", and "Circus Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in a gatefold tip on jacket.)
Also available Second Poem To Karmela – Or Gypsies Are Important ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisComplete Poland Concerts 1976 & 1978 ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1976/1978. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Thad Jones on cornet, trumpet and flugelhorn, Mel Lewis on drums, Dick Oatts and Steve Coleman on alto saxophone, Ed Xiques and Jerry Dodgion on alto and soprano saxophone and flute, Bob Rockwell and Richard "Rich" Perry on tenor saxophone, Charles Davis and Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Earl McIntyre on bass trombone, Gregory Herbert and Larry Schneider on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute, Billy Campbell, Clifford Adams, Douglas Purviance, John Mosca, John Mosca, Lollie Biernenfeld, and Lu Robertson on trombone, Al Porcino, Earl Gardner, Frank Gordon, Irving Stokes, Larry Moss, Lynn Nicholson, Ron Tooley, and Simo Salminen on trumpet, Harold Danko and Jim McNeely on piano, and Bob Bowman and Jesper Lundgaard on bass. CD

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones/Mel Lewis & Manuel De Sica & The Jazz Orchestra ... LP
PA USA, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
With Billy Harper on tenor, Ron Bridgewater on tenor and clarinet, Billy Campbell, Cliff Heather, Jimmy Knepper, and Quentin Jackson on trombone, Cecil Bridgewater, Jim Bossy, Jon Faddis, and Steve Furtado on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and vocals by Dee Dee Bridgewater. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Art PepperGettin' Together! (SACD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Art Pepper's most classic sets for Contemporary – a record that puts him in the company of the Miles Davis rhythm section – Jimmy Cobb on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano – who make up 3/5 of a quintet that also includes trumpeter Conte Candoli! The tracks open up a bit more from some of Pepper's 50s work in LA – arguably a bit tighter at times, and possibly a bit more "classic" – at least to longtime fans of the set. There's a bit less edge here than on some of Art's other 50s dates, but the album's still a great one – with titles that are a mixture of originals like "Getting Together", "Diane", and "Bijou The Poodle", plus a few other strong numbers, like Chambers' "Whims Of Chambers" and Dory & Andre Previn's "Why Are We Afraid?" CD
(Out of print, hybrid SACD pressing – plays on regular CD players too!)

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✨✧ Speedy West & Jimmy BryantStratosphere Boogie – The Flaming Guitars Of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant ... CD
Razor & Tie, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Speedy West may be the greatest pedal steel slinger in the history of the instrument, and together with ace guitarist Jimmy Bryant they bridged the gap between the 50s Western swing of Bob Wills and the soon to arrive Sun Records sound with their pioneering country-jazz instrumentals. This is essential stuff for fans of traditional country stompers – or sweaty, swaggering boogie in any genre! Tracks include "Stratosphere Boogie", "Blue Bonnet Rag", "Cotton' Picking", "Old Joe Clark", "Slepwalker's Lullaby", "Arkansas Traveler", "The Night Rider", "Speedin' West", "Comin' On", "Bryant's Bounce", "Pickin' Peppers", "Shuffleboard Rag", "Filppin' The Lid" and lots more. CD
(Out of print.)

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David AmramLatin Jazz Celebration ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams and others others! What could have come out as clinical or academic comes through with passion and affection, partly because Amram could get such incredible players on the record, but mostly because the multi-instrumentalist ring leader is genuinely celebrating the music rather than simply replicating it. Includes "En Memoria De Chano Pozo, "New York Charanga", "Brazilian Memories", "Celebration", "Song Of The Rainforest" and more. CD

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✨✧ Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Sings Carmichael ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Very Good+ ... $38.99
Beautiful work from the legendary Hoagy Carmichael – and one of the few albums to feature him singing his own work! Hoagy's name is one that you're more likely to see in the songwriting credits than in the artist slot for a record – but he's actually got a wonderful voice, one that's filled with honest, personal charms – and which has a sometimes broken-down quality that's perfect for the gentle words of his tunes. This wonderful set features Carmichael working with sublime small combo backing – players who include Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles, and Art Pepper – working with arrangements penned by Johnny Mandel. Titles include "Rocking Chair", "Georgia On My Mind", "Skylark", "Two Sleepy People", and "Baltimore Oriole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice Pacific Jazz pressing, with deep groove! Cover has a tiny bit of splitting on the bottom, but is very nice overall.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones/Mel Lewis (Blue Note Reissue Series) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A great collection of early work from this legendary large ensemble – all pulled from their seminal late 60s sides on Blue Note and Solid State – with Thad Jones on flugelhorn and Mel Davis on drums – plus work from Richard Williams and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, Jimmy Knepper and Benny Powell on trombones, Jerome Richardson and Jerry Dodgion on alto, Billy Harper and Joe Farrell on tenors, and Pepper Adams on baritone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bill PerkinsJust Friends ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Very Good ... $26.99
A classic west coast session – and one of the few albums cut by tenorist Bill Perkins as a leader – and a date that's every bit as essential as postwar sides by other bigger names of the LA scene! Bill's got a great tone that really deserves to be heard – as lean and cool as fellow LA scenester Bud Shank, but also with a soulful quality that recalls some of the alto work coming out of Boston in the 50s – yet on many other sessions, he was always part of a bigger group, and not a leader on his own. Here, that fault is nicely corrected – as Bill blows tenor, and a bit of flute and bass clarinet – in the company of Richie Kamuca on tenor and Hampton Hawes on piano in one group – and alongside Art Pepper on alto and Jimmy Rowles on piano in another. Tracks include "Solid De Sylva", "Zenobia", "Diane A Flow", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove and M IV logo. Cover has bits of tape on the top and bottom seams, and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisLive On Tour – Switzerland 1969 ... CD
Groove Merchant/LRC, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from the legendary big band of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – a live performance recorded in Switzerland at the same time as the group's classic recordings for the Solid State label! Given that the date was recorded by Solid State producer Sonny Lester, the feel here is quite similar – and the album stands strongly alongside the better-known live dates by the group at the Village Vanguard from the same time. As on those records, there's a tremendous blend of driving energy and lyrical musing going on here – qualities that are very hard to balance this well in such a big band, but which became the trademark sounds of the Jones/Lewis group as they helped redirect large ensemble jazz towards new ends as the 60s drew to a close. Players are all top-shelf – with rhythm by Roland Hanna on piano and Richard Davis on bass, alongside the drums of Lewis – plus saxes from Joe Henderson, Pepper Adams, Jerome Richardson, and Jerry Dodgion; trumpets from Richard Williams, Thad Jones, and Snooky Young; and trombones from Eddie Bert and Jimmy Knepper. Titles include "Second Race", "Don't Ever Leave Me", "Come Sunday", "Don't Get Sassy", "Groove Merchant", "Ahh That's Freedom", "The Waltz You Swang For Me", and "Bible Story". CD
 
 
 



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