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Milt Jackson, Joe Pass & Ray BrownBig 3 ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Milt Jackson/Ray Brown/Mickey Roker/Joe PassAll Too Soon – Quadrant Toasts Duke Ellington ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Milt Jackson/Ray Brown/Mickey Roker/Joe PassQuadrant ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe PassFor Django ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An album dedicated to the great Django Reinhardt – but one that also comes across with plenty of west coast touches! The format is somewhat Django-esque – with lead guitar work from Joe Pass, plus rhythm guitar support from John Pisano – creating some of the guitar interplay you'd have in a gypsy swing record – but the groove's also a bit more modern than some of Django's classics, and there's a lighter, breezier approach here that's very much in the mode of other Pass records from the 60s – at least the small group ones! Tracks include "Django", "For Django", "Fluer D'Ennui", "Django's Castle", and "Nuages". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Joe PassLive At Donte's ... LP
Pablo, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Double-length magic from Joe Pass – with lots of long tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Joe PassOne For My Baby ... LP
Pablo, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe PassSign Of The Times ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
This album's got a very telling title – as Joe's guitar is working here with bigger arrangements by Bob Florence, backings that go for a mod 60s sound! Florence uses a range of instrumentation on the set, plus some occasional vocal choruses, all in a mode that's got some very nice mid 60s LA touches, of the sort you'd hear on records for A&M! Titles include "The Phoenix Love Theme", "Dindi", "Nowhere Man", "A Summer Song", "Moment To Moment", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Sweet September", and "Are You There With Another Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Joe PassSimplicity ... LP
World Pacific, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of our favorite albums by guitarist Joe Pass, rather spare, featuring Joe in a very intimate setting – guitar with little other backing, save for light percussion, and some occasional instrumentation, like vibes or organ. The mood is very gentle, which is perfect for Pass' light touch on the strings – and the selection of tracks makes for a lovely blend of modes that show Joe at his expressive best. Titles include "Luciana", "You & Me", "The Gentle Rain", "Some Time Ago", "Nobody Else But Me", and "Where Was I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Joe PassSix Strinig Santa ... CD
Delta/Laser Light, 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Joe PassSounds Of Synanon ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Sealed ... $24.99
A landmark record in the west coast jazz scene – not only for the music, but for its understanding of addiction on the scene! The album brings together a set of jazz players currently spending their time at Synanon – the Santa Monica-based program of drug rehabilitation that was working some incredible magic with longtime addicts in the early 60s. Synanon had been a temporary home to more than a few great players over the years, and this set brings together some of its lesser-known residents – one of whom was guitarist Joe Pass, who would rise from the session as a real success, and go onto record heavily after this record. The rest of the group includes Dave Allan on trumpet, Ronald Clark on bass, Arnold Ross on piano, Candy Latson on bongos, Bill Crawford on drums, and Greg Dykes on baritone sax. Tracks are pretty long, and more solo based than the usual Pacific Jazz sides – and titles include "CED", "Aaron's Song", "Projections", "Stay Loose", "Hang Tough", and "Last Call For Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Pure Pleasure pressing.)

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Joe PassVirtuoso ... LP
Pablo, 1973. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Solo guitar by Joe Pass – a beautiful little album that's a perfect showcase for the new sensitivity in his music during his years at Pablo records! The Joe Pass heard here is light years away from the guitar player who made a few gimmicky records a decade before – and this album has Joe coming across with a gentle, but sophisticated approach to his instrument that we never would have expected in the past! Titles include "Night & Day", "My Old Flame", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Sweet Lorraine", "All The Things You Are", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Peterson & Joe PassA Salle Pleyel ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray BrownGiants ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1974. Used ... $8.99
A trio date, and one that features a bit of organ from Oscar Peterson! Ttiles include "Jobim", "Riff Blues", "Blues For Dennis", and "Sunny". CD

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✨✧ Herb Ellis & Joe PassSeven Come Seven ... CD
Concord, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Concord label gave guitarist Herb Ellis some of his greatest moments of the 70s – like this early cooker with guitarist Joe Pass – recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival that gave the label its name! The 1973 performance has both players really opening up – never overwhelming each other, but driving with energy right from the start, then spacing out their own territory strongly on the solos. Backing is from bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna – but the record leaves lots of room for guitar throughout – with tones and moments from both players that are a real surprise. Titles include "Seven Come Eleven", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Perdido", "Easy Living", and "Concord Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Joe PassFitzgerald & Pass – Again ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass return to the studio just a few years after their initial meeting – once again to work in a stripped-down duet format that's completely sublime! The spare setting is one that Ella never got in the older days – and there's an intimacy here that almost makes it like we're hearing a new singer entirely – one who's not surging over bigger band arrangements, but laying back and singing in a mode that's almost more torchy than we could have ever expected. Pass' guitar is acoustic, and gentle – and titles include "All Too Soon", "One Note Samba", "Rain", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "That Old Feeling", "I've Got The World On A String", and "Nature Boy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald with Joe PassEasy Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful late duo set from Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass – who'd worked together on a number of terrific sets in the 70s & 80s – always with an excellent, intuitive communication – which culminated in the lovely Easy Living in the early 80s! Here they work with material largely culled from the Broadway and film music canons – some of quite well known if not acknowledged standards, and others that are are little more obscure. A real late charmer from Ella & Joe! Includes "My Ship", "Don't Be That Way", "My Man", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "Easy Living", "Days Of WineAnd Roses", "I Want A Little Girl", "I'm Making Believe", "On A Slow Boat To China", "Love For Sale" and more. This remastered 2011 edition has 2 bonus tracks: "Don't Be That Way (Take 3, Alternate)" and "Love For Sale (Take 1, Alternate)". CD

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✨✧ Joe PassVirtuoso #2 ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solo guitar by Joe Pass – a beautiful little album that's a perfect showcase for the new sensitivity in his music during his years at Pablo records! The Joe Pass heard here is light years away from the guitar player who made a few gimmicky records a decade before – and this album has Joe coming across with a gentle, but sophisticated approach to his instrument that we never would have expected in the past! Titles include "Blues For Basie", "Blues For OP", "Misty", "Grooveyard", "Giant Steps", "Five Hundred Miles High", and "Limehouse Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some small peeled spots.)

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✨✧ Joe Pass & Niels Henning Orsted PedersenChops ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Just duets between Pass on guitar and Pedersen on bass – on titles that include "Have You Met Miss Jones", "95 Blues", "Tricotism", "Old Folks", and "Quiet Nights". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson/Joe Pass/Niels PedersenTrio ... LP
Pablo, 1973. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tight trio recording – with Niels Orsted Henning Pedersen on bass and Joe Pass on guitar – recreating the drum-less trio style that Oscar Peterson used in the 50s – but on longer tracks that spin out nicely! Titles include "Chicago Blues", "Blues Etude", "Easy Listening Blues", "Come Sunday", and "Secret Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe PassCatch Me! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Nice, mellow, and very groovy! Joe Pass plays here with the piano and organ of Clare Fischer, who's always one of our favorites – a player who manages to turn any session into something more than it appears at face value – thanks to a strong sense of craft and cleverness! Clare's touch here is a bit gentler than on some of his later sides – but it's a very welcome one nonetheless – and provides a perfect setting for Joe's lean lines on guitar – strung out with a near-perfect tone, and backed by either Albert Stinson or Ralph Pena on bass, and Colin Bailey or Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Catch Me", "Walkin Up", "No Cover No Minimum", "Summertime", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, & Jake HannaJazz/Concord (original cover) ... LP
Concord, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The very first record on Concord Records – done as an outgrowth of the Concord Summer Festival! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Pass & Niels Henning Orsted PedersenNorthsea Nights ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toots Thielemans/Joe Pass/Niels Henning Orsted PedLive In The Netherlands ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Pat LabarberaPass It On ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A strong little set from the upstate scene that circled around PM Records in the mid 70s – one headed up by sax player Pat Labarbera, and which features Gene Perla on bass, Joe Labarbera on drums, and either Richie Beirach or Don Thompson on piano! Pat plays tenor, soprano, and flute – and at times, he's going for the harder-jamming PM sound – with those sharp edges in the rhythms you'd expect from Perla and Labarbera – but at others, he kicks back and blows with surprising soulfulness that brings some great lyrical moments to the set – this sense of soul that we really love. Titles include "Little Lady", "Cellar Muse", "Pass It On", "Up Loose", and "Princess Road". CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Jerry ReedWhen You're Hot You're Hot/Ko Ko Joe/Smell The Flowers/Me & Chet ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four albums from the breakout years of Jerry Reed – all collected here in a single CD set! First up is When You're Hot – the record that firmly catapulted Jerry Reed to the top – a set that draws on all his years of lyrical wit and razor-sharp guitar work – served up with some surprisingly funky touches too! That upbeat chugging groove that Jerry began on "Guitar Man" is in place on many tracks here – although there's also a few ballads that balance things out nicely, and some instrumental moments too. Titles include the hit "When You're Hot You're Hot", "Thank You Girl", "Turned On", "My Kinda Love", "Big Daddy", "Amos Moses", and "I'll Be Around". Ko Ko Joe is completely charming work from the great Jerry Reed – a set that often has him continuing that almost-swamp rock mode of his previous album – but also showing some deeper currents on the lyrical tip as well! There's a nice range of songs – maybe as Chet Atkins was trying to match the fuller range of expression that Jerry was capable of – and titles include the great "Another Puff" – plus "Early Morning Rain", "Framed", "You'll Never Walk Alone", and "Seasons Of My Mind". On Smell The Flowers, Jerry Reed steps up to the production helm, working alongside Chet Atkins – at a level that really pushes the singer/guitarist on all his many musical fronts! The album's got some of those great catchy, groovy numbers that always set Reed apart from the rest – and his guitar work graces most numbers in a really great way – sometimes shading alongside the vocals, sometimes right out front in bolder solo moments. Titles include "Pave Your Way Into Tomorrow", "Endless Miles Of Highway", "Take It Easy", "Don't Get Heavy", "Smell The Flowers", "It Ain't Home But It Ain't Bad", and "Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By". Me & Chet is a really wonderful collaboration with the great Chet Atkins – the producer who first recognized Jerry's genius for RCA, and who shares the instrumental spotlight here in a flurry of great guitar numbers! Chet's in one channel, Jerry's in the other – and the guitar interplay is fantastic, and easily some of the best Atkins material from the time – with all the dynamic sound of his earlier work. Titles include "Jerry's Breakdown", "Mystery Train", "Serenade To Summertime", "Limehouse Blues", and "The Mad Russian". CD

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Benny Carter & Dizzy GillespieCarter Gillespie Inc ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Sealed ... $8.99
Features Joe Pass on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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Richard Groove Holmes & Les McCannSomethin' Special ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Very Good ... $3.99
Two of LA's leading soul jazz luminaries – playing head to head in an interesting session that mixes lines on piano and organ! McCann gives the set a good rollicking rhythm, and Holmes' increasing skill on the Hammond makes the set blow out over the top – and the pair get backing by Joe Pass on guitar, Ron Jefferson on drums, and the enigmatic Joe Splink on tenor, who we're sure is a more famous player, working here uncredited due to contract restrictions. The tracks are all originals by Les –a nd titles include "Black Groove", "Me & Groove", "Comin Through The Apple", "Carma", and "Somethin Special", which grooves for over 9 minutes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has wear.)

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Freddie Hubbard & Oscar PetersonFace To Face ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1982. Used ... $7.99
Freddie Hubbard's very much in a back-to-basics mode at this point in his career – and what better place to go back to basics than at the Pablo label, where Freddie's working in an acoustic mode with the Oscar Peterson combo! The style is a far cry from Hubbard's electric records of the 70s – but the tunes still have a nicely spacious feel that shows lessons learned at CTI – a style that makes Peterson sound a bit hipper than usual, and which definitely has Freddie as the boss of the set. Other players include Joe Pass on guitar, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Martin Drew on drums – and tracks include "All Blues", "Thermo", "Weaver Of Dreams", "Portrait Of Jenny", and "Tippin". CD

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✨✧ Milt JacksonBrother Jim – Milt Jackson & His Gold Medal Winners ... LP
Pablo, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Jimmy Heath and Harold Vick on tenor and soprano sax, Joe Pass on guitar, and Cedar Walton on piano. Titles include "Sleeves", "Sudden Death", "Back To Bologna", and "The Weasel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Les McCann Ltd.On Time ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A quartet session that has Les playing with Leroy Vinnegar on bass, Ron Jefferson on drums, and Joe Pass on guitar. Pass' guitar opens the group up nicely – expanding Les a bit past some of the gospel drenched work of earlier yesr. Tracks include "Maichen", "Bernie's Tune", "So What", "On Time", and "Fondue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare yellow vinyl pressing – in great shape!)

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Carmen McRaeGreat American Songbook – Recorded Live At Donte's ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
The title sounds a bit ambitious, but the album's actually a great intimate date from Carmen McRae – a beautifully-recorded small combo performance – caught live at Donte's in LA, with a sound that hearkens back to some of Carmen's best work of the 50s! The format is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that features Joe Pass on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Chuck Domanico on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – all grooving with a light and lively touch behind Carmen's wonderful vocals – served up here with a lot more freedom than she was getting on most of her studio dates from the time. The "great American songbook" is really just a catch-all for a very wide variety of work included on the record – and the album's hardly the staid "songbook" sort of album you'd guess from the title. Instead, Carmen really opens herself up to a lot of great tunes, from classic to contemporary – with titles that include "Three Little Words", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "The Ballad Of Thelonious Monk", "Behind The Face", "Sunday", "Day By Day", "If The Moon Turns Green", "At Long Last Love", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee MorganRumproller ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Live At The Northsea Jazz Festival ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
With Toots Thielemans on harmonica, Joe Pass on guitar, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass. Nice long tracks, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Oscar PetersonTime After Time ... CD
Pablo, 1986. Used ... $4.99
A relatively laidback set from Oscar Peterson – just the kind of record we need to remind us of his strengths on the mellower side of the spectrum! The recording's a live one – done in LA in 1986 – and Peterson still brings a gentle vamp to most numbers, but also has an open, lyrical quality too – stretching out in a quartet with Joe Pass on guitar, Dave Young on bass, and Martin Drew on drums. The recording quality has Oscar most up front in the mix – which is great at the gentler moments – and titles include "Soft Winds", "Love Ballade", "Cool Walk", and "On The Trail". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud ShankFolk N Flute ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A really cool concept for a record from Bud Shank – one that has the reedman on some nicely moody flute, with backing from a group that features Joe Pass on guitar! The record's a key entry in that short 60s genre of folk-meets-jazz – and Shank brings some great tones to bear on the set! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Zoot SimsZoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Way more than just a Gershwin Songbook sort of record – thanks to some tremendous blowing here by Zoot Sims, who's mellowed nicely with age, and comes up with a wonderful sound for the record! It may just be us, but there seems to be a lot more soul in Zoot's horn than ever before – more humanity, and a sort of pausing, almost faltering approach to the tunes that takes them way past their overdone versions. The rest of the group includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, George Mraz, and Grady Tate – but the Sims' sound is the main star of the set – and it's really wonderful! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Embraceable You", "Summertime", "Isn't It A Pity", "I've Got A Crush On You", and "Oh Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some splitting in the top seam.)

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Clark TerryMemories Of Duke ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Very Good- ... $1.99
Less of a standard Duke Ellington tribute than you might expect – as trumpeter Clark Terry works here in some wonderfully loose formation – on tunes that are more of an extrapolation of Ellington ideals than simple copycat versions! The lineup features some especially great piano from Jack Wilson and guitar from Joe Pass – both players who work with a relatively airy tone here, which suits Terry's muted horn well. Other players include Ray Brown on bass and Frank Severino on drums – and titles include "Echoes Of Harlem", "Passion Flower", "Sophisticated Lady", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", and "Come Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeIt Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet and jazzy little session from Carmen McRae – an overlooked batch of groovy tunes recorded with small combo backing – with a hip vibe that's a bit different than some of her other 70s work! The sound's pretty soulful overall, and takes off nicely from Carmen's best moments on Atlantic a few years before – mixing in just a bit of electricity to keep things sounding a bit 70s-styled without losing any of Carmen's talent for interpreting a tune. The group features Joe Pass on guitar and Larry Bunker on vibes – and titles include Blossom Dearie numbers "Hey John" and "Inside A Silent Tear", plus "All The Things You Are", "The Right To Love", "Where Are The Words", "It Takes A Whole Lot Of Human Feeling", and "Imagination". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bud ShankBossa Nova Years ... CD
Ubatuqui (Spain), Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from the man credited with the invention of bossa nova! Way back in the early 50s, Bud Shank cut some albums for Pacific Jazz in LA with guitarist Laurindo Almeida. These records mixed together Shank's flute and sax with lively guitar stylings by Almeida – and in many accounts, the recordings are quoted as being a seminal influence on the bossa scene in late 50s Brazil. No surprise, then, that when bossa broke in the US, Pacific Jazz took Shank back in the studio to cut more side in the same style – which is what you'll get on this excellent 2CD set! The work here ranges from 1962 to 1965 – and it features Shank playing in a number of groups: one with Clare Fisher piano, Larry Bunker vibes, and Milt Holland percussion; one with Fisher on piano and organ, Bunker on vibes, and Joe Pass on guitar; one with Joao Donato on piano and Rosinha De Valenca on guitar; and one with De Valenca on guitar and Sergio Mendes on piano. The 2CD set features 28 tracks in all – all pure stripped-down bossa jazz at its finest. Shank's a hell of a reed player – and the format gives him one of the best platforms to blow of his career. Titles include "Sambou Sambou", "Elizete", "Um Abraco No Bonfa", "Gostoso", "Joao", "Serenidade", "Silk Stop", "Sausalito", "Illusao", "Caminho De Casa", "Otem A Note", "Wistful Samba", "O Barquinho", and "Samba Guapo". CD

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✨✧ Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, & Dizzy GillespieAlternate Blues ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that really lives up to its title – thanks to some mighty bluesy playing from all players involved! The core of the album's a lot more relaxed than the usual Pablo date – long, stretched-out tracks that are simply titled "Alternate One", "Alternate Two", and so on – played by a rhythm section that features Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Joe Pass on guitar, and Bobby Durham on drums – topped with trumpet and flugelhorn work from Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, and Dizzy Gillespie! The set also features two more standard tracks – but still very open and bluesy – versions of "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams" and a "Ballad Medley". CD

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanHow Long Has This Been Going On ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little date – one that's presented here with a really classic sense of jazz vocal recording, but oddly the kind of record that Sarah Vaughn hardly ever got to make back in the 50s! The setting is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louis Bellson – but all players are nicely relaxed here, and never too uptight, or trying to over-express their place in the lineup – and instead step forward gently, quietly, to match Sarah's wonderfully mature vocals on the record. Titles include "Easy Living", "You're Blase", "More Than You Know", "Teach Me Tonight", "Body & Soul", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Midnight Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ken FowserRight On Time ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This might be the first time we've ever heard tenorist Ken Fower with a Hammond organ in the mix – and it makes for a great change that really opens up the colors in his horn! Ken's always had a strong sense of tone, and we love his acoustic records – but this time around, Brian Charette handles the Hammond with a very groovy vibe – one that takes Ken back into 60s soul jazz territory, yet without any copycat cliche modes at all – kind of a sweet blend of Fowser's strong sense of writing and rhythm, just given a nice kick by the organ, which also handles the basslines too. The rest of the group is great as well – with Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, Steve Davis on trombone, Ed Cherry on guitar, and Willie Jones III on some nicely snapping drums. Titles include "No Filter", "On My Way", "Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors", "Samba For Joe Bim", "Knights Of The Round", "Fowser Time", and "Don't Let Life Pass You By". CD

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✨✧ Lee MorganRumproller (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Elemental (Spain), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Rumproller ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Various50 Years MPS ... CD
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nicely-priced introduction to the very cool MPS record label – easily one of the hippest jazz imprints going in the 60s and 70s – and one of the few that was able to reach around the planet, and unite styles from all over the globe! This set brings together key cuts that made MPS so great – some spiritual jazz, funky electric work, Brazilian cuts, funky jazz, and more – including a small number of tracks from the revived version of the label that's been putting out some new releases in recent years. Titles include "Suspicious Child Growing Up" by Volker Kriegel, "Blues For Liebestraum" by Joe Henderson, "Au Right" by George Duke, "Little Lady" by Elvin Jones, "O Astronauta" by Baden Powell, "Afro Black" by Nicola Conte, "Blues For Duane" by Freddie Hubbard, "Ode To Billy Joe" by Joe Pass, "Sconsolato" by Mark Murphy, "Body & Soul" by Rolf Kuhn, "Brown Skin Girl" by Monty Alexander, "The Devil Made Me Write This Piece" by Don Ellis, "I Love You" by Oscar Peterson, "Running" by China Moses, and "Unfolding" by Malia. CD

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✨✧ VariousGuitar Player – An Album of Contemporary Styles By Modern Masters ... LP
MCA, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
But this album, if only for one track! The album's a collection of tunes by jazz guitarists – put together by Guitar Player magazine, and featuring rare tunes by a variety of different players. Our standout favorite is Lee Ritenour's version of "Valdez In The Country" – the great Donny Hathaway funk instrumental, handled here with a very different approach than the original! Other tracks range from straight jazz to swing to bossa – and titles include "Contrary-ness" and "Two For The Blues" by Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis, "Allison II" and "Django" by Joe Pass, "Guitar Player" and "Counting My Tears" by BB King, "Spain" and "Toronto Under the Sign Of Capricorn" by Larry Coryell, and "Lament In Tremolo Form" and "Feelings" by Laurindo Almeida. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)
 
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✨✧ Joe HendersonOur Thing (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic straight session by Joe Henderson – cut during his early years, when he was breaking out of the box with a heck of a lot of fire! Kenny Dorham's subdued lyricism complements Joe's impassioned playing over the angular, yet still-swinging rythm section of Andrew Hill, Eddie Kahn and Pete La Roca. The track "Pedro's Time" reflects Joe's fascination with Latin-flavored pieces (as evidenced by Joe's previous effort Page One, and his work on Dorham's Una Mas), while pieces like "Teeter Totter", "Our Thing" and "Back Road" play with time and structure in subtle ways. CD includes a bonus alternate take of "Teeter Totter (alternate take)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Susan Alcorn/Joe McPhee/Ken VandermarkInvitation To A Dream (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
Amazing sounds from three great improvisers – two of whom we've known and loved for years, one of whom we're just beginning to discover! The trio features Ken Vandermark on tenor and clarinet, Joe McPhee on soprano sax and pocket trumpet, and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar – the last of which is an instrument that's used in very different, very unconventional ways – more like a subtle sonic element, but still with some musical qualities – which then seems to create the same sort of balance in McPhee and Vandermark, both of whom are more fragile, more sensitive here than we've heard them in years! There's still a few more fully-blown passages, but the real beauty of the record lies in the more subtle sonic interplay, which is magical throughout. Titles include "Invitation To A Dream", "The Eyes Of Memory", "Rise & Rise", "Every Season Has Its Reason", and "I Am Because You Are". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe BataanSubway Joe ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of our favorite Latin soul albums ever – a rollicking mix of upbeat party tracks, gentle ballads, and more – all handled with the undeniable magic that is Joe Bataan at his best! The album kicks off with the fantastic groover "Subway Joe" – a hilarious tune about Joe trying to find a seat on the subway – and it rolls into killers like "Nuevo Jala Jala", "Juanito", "Ponte En Algo", and the wonderfully emotive "Special Girl". There's a really wonderful quality to all the tunes – honest, open, and done with instrumentation that includes lots of dark passages, yet which also continues to flower in hope! A landmark, and a record that delights us again and again over the years! LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe BonnerArt Of Jazz Piano ... CD
Black Orchid, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes "We Will Be Together", "Like Alice", "HNIC", "Willow Weep For Me", "Passion Dance", "Speak Like A Child", "Ode To Trane", "Love Dance" and "Taxi". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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William Parker Organ QuartetUncle Joe's Spirit House ... CD
Centering, 2010. Used ... $11.99
A deeply personal project by William Parker in honor of his own Uncle Joe and Aunt Lee – his Bronx dwelling family, paid tribute to with an excellent, timeless soul jazz organ set – we should all by so treasured by uber-talented, passionate kin! Parker holds down the on bass with stellar Cooper-Moore organ grooves, Darryl Foster on tenor and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Titles include "Uncle Joe's Spirit House", "Jacques Groove, "Ennio's Tag", "Document For LJ", "The Struggle", "Oasis" and more. CD

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✨✧ Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young. Recorded shortly before Larry passed away, this album features him and Chambers on a number of different piano and synthesizers, and Chambers playing drums on a few tracks while Larry grooves on organ. Very free, with little of the rhythmic pulse that you'd find in Larry's other late work. Cuts include "Message from Mars", "Rock Pile", "The Orge", and "Mind Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Andrew HillPassing Ships (previously unissued) ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Astounding work from pianist Andrew Hill – a rare session that was recorded for Blue Note in 1969, and issued here for the first time! The work has an extremely ambitious approach – with Hill leading a 9 piece group that includes Woody Shaw, Dizzy Reece, Julian Priester on trombone, Joe Farrell, Lenny White, and Ron Carter. The tracks are all originals – written with a style that retains some of the modern edges of Hill's earlier Blue Note work, but which also shows him opening up and blossoming into more of a spiritualist jazz style. The larger group have an incredibly unified approach, and Farrell's solos in particular really break out with some wonderful moments – helping Hill to realize the soulful modern sound that he was reaching for in his writing, a style that easily makes this one of his most compelling albums! Really really great stuff – finally restored from tapes that had languished for years because of inferior quality. And the material's never been issued before – not even by Mosaic – with titles that include "The Brown Queen", "Cascade", "Yesterday's Tomorrow", "Sideways", "Passing Ships", and "Noon Tide". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tiger Trio (Joelle Leandre/Myra Melford/Nicole Mitchell)Map Of Liberation ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very hip trio, one that features three of the greatest female improvisers of the past 30 years – Joelle Leandre on bass, Myra Melford on piano, and Nicole Mitchell on flute, alto flute, and piccolo! The work is maybe more often in the territory of Leandre and Melford's earlier material – tied more strongly to a legacy of European free jazz – but the presence of Mitchell really opens up the sound with a lot of spiritual vibes, and unlocks a quality that's always there in Joelle's basswork, but doesn't always come to the forefront this beautifully! Melford brings some subtle darkness to the record – in keeping with her beautifully understated approach, and strong sense of space – and titles include "Compassion", "Emptiness", "Welcome", "Patience", "Humility", "Honesty", and "Courage". CD
(Please note that the digipack case has some wear & a cracked disc holder & is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Susan Alcorn/Joe McPhee/Ken VandermarkInvitation To A Dream ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from three great improvisers – two of whom we've known and loved for years, one of whom we're just beginning to discover! The trio features Ken Vandermark on tenor and clarinet, Joe McPhee on soprano sax and pocket trumpet, and Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar – the last of which is an instrument that's used in very different, very unconventional ways – more like a subtle sonic element, but still with some musical qualities – which then seems to create the same sort of balance in McPhee and Vandermark, both of whom are more fragile, more sensitive here than we've heard them in years! There's still a few more fully-blown passages, but the real beauty of the record lies in the more subtle sonic interplay, which is magical throughout. Titles include "Invitation To A Dream", "The Eyes Of Memory", "Rise & Rise", "Every Season Has Its Reason", and "I Am Because You Are". CD
Also available Invitation To A Dream (180 gram pressing) ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young! The album was recorded shortly before Larry passed away, and it features him and Chambers on a number of different keyboards – electric, acoustic, and organ – plus additional drums by Chambers on a few tracks. The overall sound is very spare – much more laidback than the hard-jamming fusion of Larry's Arista years, and a wonderful coda to Young's career. Titles include "Message from Mars", "Rock Pile", "The Orge", and "Mind Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe McPhee/Paal Nilssen-LoveSong For The Big Chief ... CD
PNL (Norway), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set dedicated to the legendary drummer Sunny Murray – who passed just a few days before the recording of this live set, and who also gave the world a fantastic album with Big Chief as the title – but a record that's very much in the best sort of spirit you might expect from the great Joe McPhee and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love! If anything, McPhee seems to have grown even more as a musician in recent years – really re-igniting our interest every time we get a chance to hear him, and definitely following that upsurge of intensity on the long title improvisation on this set – beginning with really soulful work on tenor, as Nilssen-Love then comes in with very strong support on drums once Joe turns on the heat! The set also features two shorter numbers, but both equally wonderful and with a new sort of energy – "A Fantasy For Lester" and "Knox". CD

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✨✧ Tiger Trio (Joelle Leandre/Myra Melford/Nicole Mitchell)Map Of Liberation ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very hip trio, one that features three of the greatest female improvisers of the past 30 years – Joelle Leandre on bass, Myra Melford on piano, and Nicole Mitchell on flute, alto flute, and piccolo! The work is maybe more often in the territory of Leandre and Melford's earlier material – tied more strongly to a legacy of European free jazz – but the presence of Mitchell really opens up the sound with a lot of spiritual vibes, and unlocks a quality that's always there in Joelle's basswork, but doesn't always come to the forefront this beautifully! Melford brings some subtle darkness to the record – in keeping with her beautifully understated approach, and strong sense of space – and titles include "Compassion", "Emptiness", "Welcome", "Patience", "Humility", "Honesty", and "Courage". CD

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✨✧ Joe CarsonHillbilly Band From Mars ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Forget the novelty sound of the title, and get ready to discover a great country singer who should have been huge – the really wonderful Joe Carson, whose ability to inflect a tune reminds us of prime Lefty Frizzell or Webb Pierce at their best! These tracks are tight, focused, and never overdone – first recorded for Mercury, then Liberty Records – and all done in a respectful way that really puts Joe's fantastic vocals right out front – a clear, clean sound that's deeply personal without ever going into too-emotional territory – a careful country balance that few singers ever managed to hit this well. Carson never hit big fame, but this set's all-star material all the way through – first in a 50s honky tonk mode, then in a richer 60s style – but all without ever sounding too commercial at all. Hats off to Bear Family for giving us such a great discovery, and presenting it with their usual great notes and package – a total of 33 titles that include "I Gotta Get Drunk", "I Don't Have A Contract With You", "Crazy Dream", "Don't Enter", "I'm Not Allergic To Love", "I'll Never Love No One But You", "Three Little Words Too Late", "Passion & Pride", "Love Transfusion", "Release Me", "Be A Good Girl", "Fort Worth Jail", and "The Last Song I'm Ever Gonna Sing". CD

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderEric Alexander With Strings ... CD
High Note, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A really fantastic album from tenorist Eric Alexander – a player we've always loved, but who really seems to be opening up some new sides in his music in the past few years! As you'd guess from the title, the album's in a classic "with strings" mode – Eric's tenor out front soloing, with support from a familiar core trio that includes David Hazeltine on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – all augmented by these really beautiful string passages from Dave Rivello – an arranger we're not sure we've heard before, but who does a tremendous job here – couching the strong tenor lines with a sensitivity that reminds of of classic 60s charts from Torrie Zito. There's a mature, open quality to the whole thing that's really wonderful – a new sophisticated side of Alexander's music, and one that we love from the very first note. Titles include "Dreamsville", "Gently", "Lonely Woman", "Some Other Time", "Slow Hot Wind", and "The Thrill Is Gone". CD

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✨✧ Count Basie & Billy EckstineBasie/Eckstine Incorporated ... CD
Roulette, 1959. Used ... $9.99
Billy Eckstine gets a new lease on life – working here with great backings from the Count Basie band, in a mode that's a bit like some of Billy's own large ensemble recordings of the mid 40s! The sound is a bit more Basie-inflected than before, but that also unlocks some great swinging, soulful currents in Eckstine's vocals – modes that maybe weren't coming through as strongly in some of his pop material of the time, but which are right at home in the company of the Count! The material's great, too – darker, more brooding tunes – of the sort that Joe Williams might sing with the group – and the balance of presentation often gives equal time to vocals and instrumental passages in the spotlight. Titles include "Blues The Mother Of Sin", "Lonesome Lover Blues", "Drifting", "I Want A Little Girl", and "Song Of The Wanderer". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mundell LoweTacet For Neurotics – The Music Of Alec Wilder ... LP
Riverside/Offbeat, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
Less of a jazz effort than some of Lowe's other albums of the time – with a focus on the compositional work of Alec Wilder, featuring 12 new tunes written specially for the album, jazzy, but also with some more expansive soundtrack touches. Players include Lowe, Joe Wilder, Don Hammond, Milt Hinton, and Trigger Alpert – and titles include "Pop What's A Passacaglia", "Let's Get Together & Cry", "She Never Wore Makeup", "Suggestion For Bored Dancers", and "No Plans". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Claus OgermanGate Of Dreams ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A pretty ambitious album from easy arranger Claus Ogerman – a hell of a talent, and the man who provided backings for some of our favorite albums! The album's kind of a "jazz meets orchestra" affair – done in the mode of some of Ogerman's backdrops for artists with a soloist as the lead act – but flipped around this time, although with some definite help from famous guests along the way! Key solos come from Joe Sample on Fender Rhodes, George Benson on guitar, Michael Brecker on tenor sax, and David Sanborn on alto – all sliding in and out of the lush string backings arranged by Ogerman – some of his best of the decade, with sweeping finish on the top, but a surprising degree of soul that bubbles forth as things move on. Tracks include "Night Will Fall", "A Sketch Of Eden", and "Time Passed Autumn", in 3 parts. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Iggy PopLust For Life ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Iggy Pop may have left The Stooges behind, but he's lost none of his edge – and really finds a new level of solo greatness on this sublime classic from the 70s! The set was produced by David Bowie, who also plays piano on the set – and has Carlos Alamar adding in some guitar – and the overall sound has that raw Berlin mode you might find on some of he headiest tracks on Heroes – kind of "Joe The Lion" meets the gritty truth of Iggy's Detroit! The title cut is maybe the best-known Iggy Pop tune ever – used in countless films and commercials – but the whole thing's great, and a brilliant new focus for Mr Pop's genius. Titles include "Lust For Life", "The Passenger", "Some Weird Sin", "Neighborhood Threat", "Success", "Fall In Love With Me", and "Turn Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s EU pressing, NL 82488.)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerReal McCoy (non RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $3.99
As pure a distillation of McCoy Tyner's lyrical vision as one could ever hope for – a brilliant early standout session for the pianist as a leader! McCoy is backed up here by the energetic drumming of Elvin Jones – with whom he shares a natural empathy from their many years together under Coltrane – as well as the incomparable bass of Ron Carter, and the spirited tenor of Joe Henderson – both players who make the quartet date explode with a fresh sense of imagination – the kind of work that has McCoy stepping out strongly from the shadows of The Great One, into a hip space of his own. The set glistens with 5 Tyner originals – including "Passion Dance", "Four By Five", "Contemplation" and "Search for Peace" – all of which point towards new directions in the post-Coltrane years! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & Billy EckstineBasie/Eckstine Incorporated ... CD
Roulette, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Billy Eckstine gets a new lease on life – working here with great backings from the Count Basie band, in a mode that's a bit like some of Billy's own large ensemble recordings of the mid 40s! The sound is a bit more Basie-inflected than before, but that also unlocks some great swinging, soulful currents in Eckstine's vocals – modes that maybe weren't coming through as strongly in some of his pop material of the time, but which are right at home in the company of the Count! The material's great, too – darker, more brooding tunes – of the sort that Joe Williams might sing with the group – and the balance of presentation often gives equal time to vocals and instrumental passages in the spotlight. Titles include "Blues The Mother Of Sin", "Lonesome Lover Blues", "Drifting", "I Want A Little Girl", and "Song Of The Wanderer". CD
(Out of print, booklet has substantial wear & is priced accordingly.)
Also available Basie/Eckstine Incorporated ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Count Basie & Billy EckstineBasie/Eckstine Incorporated ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Billy Eckstine gets a new lease on life – working here with great backings from the Count Basie band, in a mode that's a bit like some of Billy's own large ensemble recordings of the mid 40s! The sound is a bit more Basie-inflected than before, but that also unlocks some great swinging, soulful currents in Eckstine's vocals – modes that maybe weren't coming through as strongly in some of his pop material of the time, but which are right at home in the company of the Count! The material's great, too – darker, more brooding tunes – of the sort that Joe Williams might sing with the group – and the balance of presentation often gives equal time to vocals and instrumental passages in the spotlight. Titles include "Blues The Mother Of Sin", "Lonesome Lover Blues", "Drifting", "I Want A Little Girl", and "Song Of The Wanderer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)
Also available Basie/Eckstine Incorporated ... CD 9.99

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Art Turk BurtonAncestral Spirits ... CD
TNT, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A fantastic record from Chicago percussionist Art Turk Burton – a longstanding member of the AACM, but one who's been so busy teaching and helping out on the local scene, he's never gotten the international fame he deserves! Art works here in a large group that mixes contemporary modes and percussion traditions, vocal passages and instrumental lines – all with this sense of knowledge and righteousness that really tie Burton back to previous years in the Chicago scene! The great Ari Brown is in the set on tenor and soprano sax, and Edwin Daugherty is on alto and soprano – and Maggie Brown sings on the set for a bit, too – evoking the spirit of her father Oscar Brown Jr, who would have loved the vibe of the record. The group's also got the great Yosef Ben Israel on bass, keeping a strong groove amidst the other percussion and drums – and Eddie Beard plays piano and organ in the group. The title track "Ancestral Spirits" is a tribute to Phil Cohran and Muhal Richard Abrams – and other titles include great extrapolations on "All Blues", "Listen Here", "Soul Drummer", "Summertime", "Night In Tunisia", and "Killer Joe". CD
Also available Ancestral Spirits ... CD 6.99

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun" – plus alternate takes of "Promenade In Green" and "900 Miles". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", "It's About Time", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun" – plus alternate takes of "Promenade In Green" and "900 Miles". CD
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP 26.99

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John CameronJazzrock – KPM 1097 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of the crowning achievements of British arranger John Cameron – and perfectly titled too – given that John got his start in jazz, but also worked with plenty of British rock acts too – a legacy that comes together perfectly in this ultra-groovy set! The tunes are among some of Cameron's funkiest – and often feature heavy electric elements in the rhythms, topped by bold passages on horns – keyboards criss-crossing with saxes, basslines rumbling next to trumpets – all with a funky style that's right up there with the best of the American crime, cop, or blacksploitation soundtracks of the time! Titles include "Chicago Sidewalk", "Brass Monkey", "The Prowler", "Underlying Expectancy", "Smokey Joe's Dilemma", "The Great Escape", and "49th Street Shakedown". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisLive Around The World ... CD
Warner, Late 80s. Used ... $3.99
Late live work from Miles Davis – a collection of material recorded in various concert settings during the last few years of the 80s – pulled together as a double-length tribute the trumpeter after he passed away! The quality of the performances here is great – very similar to some of Miles' early 80s work for Columbia, especially his great 2LP live set for them – and the players on the tracks vary a bit, given the setting – and include Adam Holzman, Joey DeFrancesco, and Robert Irving III on keyboards – plus Kenny Garrett on alto and flute, Benny Rietveld and Foley on bass, Ricky Wellman on drums, and Marilyn Mazur on percussion. Titles include "Hannibal", "New Blues", "Intruder", "Time After Time", "Human Nature", "Full Nelson", "Wrinkle", and "Amandla". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art FarmerBrass Shout ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A great little album by this wonderful trumpeter – and one that we passed up for years because we were afraid of the words "brass" and "shout" in the title! If you're a Farmer fan, though, don't worry about this being some sort of snoozy "bold n brassy" session – because it's a much more subtle record, and features some excellent lead solos by Farmer, set amidst a larger group arranged wonderfully by Benny Golson! Golson brings a great sense of balance to the album – mixing some larger horn passages with soulfully snapping rhythms, all at a level that still allows plenty of space for Farmer to solo sweetly on trumpet. Other players on the record include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone, Percy Heath on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Minor Vamp", "Nica's Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "Moanin", "April In Paris", and "Five Spot After Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing – with obi!)

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FME (Ken Vandermark)Underground ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A bold statement from the Free Music Ensemble – not a large group, but instead a searing power trio that features Ken Vandermark on reeds, Nate McBride on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! The group work in a full-on mode that recalls the early power of the FMP scene, or some of the most striking work on ESP from the 60s – but given Vandermark's influence, they've also got a more open sensibility – clear in the shift from passage to passage of the album's numbered tracks, dedicated to influential heroes that include Peter Brotzmann, Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, and Joe McPhee – all contemporary heroes that are given great due here, but in a way that still has the trio retaining a very strong identity of their own. CD

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (original cover) ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
One of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a record like this, they really found a great new direction for their energy – a bold musical force that's strong enough to also encompass the rich talents of players who include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jerome Richardson on soprano sax, Richard Williams on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom McIntosh on trombones, Hank Jones on piano, and Richard Davis on bass! The sound is full, but never overwhelming – and like the Clark Boland group, this one has a great way of breaking open to allow key soloists to have some great space on their own – a modern approach, and one that still never has the band losing its groove. Titles include "ABC Blues", "Mean What You Say", "Three & One", and "Once Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arturo SandovalDear Diz – Every Day I Think Of You ... CD
Concord, 2012. Used ... $3.99
A wonderful tribute to Dizzy Gillespie – put together by trumpeter Arturo Sandoval – who can not only claim a big influence from Diz, but a number of past musical partnerships as well! The setting is great – not the simple bop mode that you'd usually get from other Diz tributes – and instead, a rich, vivid painting in jazz – full of thoughtful tones and colors that echo the Gillespie tradition, yet flesh things out into a much more vivid portrait of his spirit and soul! There's definitely a few Latin touches in the rhythms at times, mixed with some great larger horn passages that recall some of Dizzy's work with larger orchestras – yet handled here with a complexity that's more in a 21st Century mode. Gary Burton adds some nice vibes to the record – and other players include Bob Mintzer on tenor, Joe DeFrancesco on Hammond, and Shelly Berg on piano. Titles include "And Then She Stopped", "Birk's Works Ala Mancini", "Things To Come", "Con Alma With Soul", "Fiesta Mojo", and "Algu Bueno". CD

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✨✧ Masayuki Takayanagi & New Direction For The ArtsFree Form Suite ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A really compelling set from this important Japanese group of the 70s – a quartet headed up by guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi – but which features a very complex balance of work from all the individual members! The set initially begins with a traditional vibe, but then seems to step out with each new track – almost encompassing a history of modern jazz in the music, then moving past with its own sense of invention! Masayuki's guitar rings out on the spare "The Blues", which begins – but then moves aside for free flute work from Kenji Mori on a mindblowing take of "You Don't Know What Love Is" – almost handled with a late Dolphy vibe. "Sun In The East" has the ensemble moving boldly together – with double drums and percussion from Joe Mizuki and Hiroshi Yamazaki – and the set concludes with the extended "Free Form Suite" – a tune that definitely lives up to its name! CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Lord Tanamo & FriendsFestival Jump Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gaydisc/Doctor Bird (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A seminal album in Jamaican music from Lord Tanamo – a singer with roots in calypso, but a sound that really paves the way for ska and rocksteady to come! The record's a full length set from the Gaydisc label of important early producer Sonia Pottinger – and like some of Pottinger's other productions, there's a really open criss-crossing of modes – familiar calypso rhythms, but topped with horn parts that are more ska-based overall – which also really shifts the music in spirit, and even makes Tanamo's sound here different than other of the hipper singers in his style on other islands at the time. Titles include "Band Passing", "Iron Bar", "Naughty Little Flea", "Television", "Land Of The Sea & Sun", "Festival Jump Up", and "Take Me Back To Jamaica". 2CD set is overflowing with bonus material – 40 more tracks in all! CD1 features bonus Lord Tanamo material – titles that include "Taller Than You Are", "Mother's Choice", "Come Down", "Downtown Gal", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "If You Were Only Mine". CD2 features The Best Of Gaydisc & SEP Records – rare tracks from 1963 and 1964, with work by Al T Joe, The Gaylettes, Eric Forbes, Roy & Millie, Winston Samuels, Jimmy James, Roy Panton, and many more. CD

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VariousIf You're Not Part Of The Solution – Soul, Politics, & Spirituality In Jazz 1967 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Righteous jazz, but with a bit of a funky twist too – a great selection of classics from the years when 60s soul jazz was reaching out with a new sense of pride and power, and finding a way embrace all of the musical changes that were coming its way! The music here is often by artists who might have been playing straighter standards, or bluesy organ numbers a few years before – but who here are set fire by the changes of the 60s – both at a musical level, and a political one – the latter in ways that resonate strongly even in the instrumental passages on the set! The title is a reference to a famous quote by Eldridge Cleaver, used often by The Black Panthers – and the set begins with Joe Henderson's number of the same name, "If You're Not Part Of The Solution You're Part Of The Problem" – and follows with "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" by Funk Inc, "Bitches Brew" by Eddie Jefferson, "HNIC" by Harold Vick, "Tawhid" by Johnny Lytle, "John Coltrane" by Clifford Jordan, "Celestial Bodies" by Catalyst, "Warriors Of Peace" by Azar Lawrence, "Africans Unite" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop, and "Black Feeling" by Johnny Hammond Smith. All tracks are nice and long – and the set has a great mix of spiritual ideals with a few funky currents. CD

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VariousSomething Weird's Greatest Hits (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $35.99
Something weird, and something very cool too – a set that brings together a whole host of strange and unusual tunes from the glory days of exploitation cinema! These cuts are all from a time when the b-movie underground was playing it fast and loose – trying to get more folks into the theaters with some ultra-sleazy themes – which resulted in wilder music than you might have heard in movies just a few short years before! The package is presented by Something Weird – the video company who've reissued lots of these exploitation films over the years – and the package is kind of a "best of" their on-screen efforts – as it also includes some spoken passages from films, which further make the tunes sound great. The package is divided up into themes – Psychedelic Hippie Freak Out, Rock O Rama Go Go, Deliriously Demented Ditties, and Sleazy Swinging Sounds – with work by Johnny Hawksworth, John Barry, The Group, The Love Generation, Joe Bisko, Alan Hawkshaw, Lee Dowell, The Penny Arcade, Billy Lee Riley, Betty Dickson, John Gabriel, Neil Patrick, Meg Myles, and The Huntington Astronauts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Straight No ChaserIssue #99 – Summer 2018 ... Magazine
SNC (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A vital return for Straight No Chaser – three decades since the debut issue in 1988 and only the second issue in over a decade – as deep in coverage and as beautiful to look at as any issue they've ever published! #99 is 132 pages of passionate, uncompromising reading on jazz-rooted, but really far-reaching music – their tagline "Interplanetary Music - Ancient To Future" describes the scope as perfectly as possible – with a cover story on London alto sax heroine Cassie Kinoshi, long reads and shorter items on our faves Ben Lamar Gay, Nat Birchall, Joe Armon-Jones and more, a look at the documentary film on the great Weldon Irvine, Onyx Collective and tons more – plus curated charts and reviews. It's put together more like an oversized paperback book than a magazine, and a beautifully done one at that, with bright, bold colors and tons of photos. We missed them so much! his is one to cherish. Magazine
(Might be the last copies we see new! Quantities extremely limited!)

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✨✧ VariousI Fought The Law – The Sound Of West Texas 1958 to 1962 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool look at the west Texas scene at the end of the 50s – a fervent hotbed of musical activity that would impact the worlds of rock and country for decades to come! The scene's most famous graduate, Buddy Holly, had passed on by the time most of these tracks were recorded – but there's still lots of that same great energy in the material here – most of which is produced with a great blend of rock and twang! The set's got some especially noteworthy early recordings by Waylon Jennings, which are quite different than his later famous work – titles that include "When Sin Stops", "Another Blue Day", and "Never Again". Other titles include "Lovely Dovey" and "Ling Ting Tong" by Buddy Knox, "Guess We'll Fall In Love" and "You're In Love" by Bobby Fuller, "I'm A Poor Loser" and "Let Him Try" by Mac Davis, "Joe's Back In Town" by Billy walker, "Tonight" by The Velvets, "More Than I Can Say" by The Crickets, "I Won't Go Hunting With You Jake" by Jimmy Dean, "The Crowd" by Roy Orbison, and "Hey Baby" by Bruce Channel with Delbert McClinton. CD

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✨✧ VariousTruck Stop ... CD
Starday/Nashville, 1960s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's a mighty classy truck stop on the cover of this album – and the set's a mighty classy batch of trucker-themed tunes from the catalog of Starday Records! These aren't the shlocky truck country tunes of the 70s, but instead some great material from the postwar years – a time when the interstates were really opening up, and the role of the truck was about to surpass the role of the train. The tunes here all mark the new challenges of the time, sometimes with a good deal of humor – and titles include "Gears" by Johnny Bond, "Man Behind The Wheel" by George Morgan, "Long Haul Weekend" by The Willis Brothers, "Big Footed Dan" by Benny Martin, "Big Rig Guitar" by Joe Maphis, "Truck Driving Buddy" by Frankie Miller, "Sleeper Cab Blues" by Tom O'Neal, and "Pinball Machine" by Lonnie Irving. CD

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✨✧ Randy Weston/Cecil PayneGreenwich Village Jazz (aka Jazz A La Bohemia) ... LP
Jazzland, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Key early work from the great Randy Weston – a live performance from Cafe Bohemia, featuring an unusual group that includes Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Cecil Payne on baritone sax! The presence of Payne makes the record more than just an angular piano trio outing, and allows Weston to begin to display some of his talents for unusual horn passages – in a way that features Payne's baritone alongside some rhythmic piano lines, showcasing a mode that would come out even more strongly in larger group sessions a few years later. But at another level, the choice of the tunes also showcase the changing role of the pianist in jazz – as the set almost allows you to hear Weston changing from a barroom tinkler of the ivories to a more prominent artist in the spotlight. 2 tracks feature Payne stepping aside for more intimate explorations by the Weston trio – and titles include "Solemn Meditation", "Just A Riff", "Once In Awhile", "Hold Em Joe", and "Chessman's Delight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ringwear, discoloration from age, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ VariousSomething Weird's Greatest Hits (2018 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Something weird, and something very cool too – a set that brings together a whole host of strange and unusual tunes from the glory days of exploitation cinema! These cuts are all from a time when the b-movie underground was playing it fast and loose – trying to get more folks into the theaters with some ultra-sleazy themes – which resulted in wilder music than you might have heard in movies just a few short years before! The package is presented by Something Weird – the video company who've reissued lots of these exploitation films over the years – and the package is kind of a "best of" their on-screen efforts – as it also includes some spoken passages from films, which further make the tunes sound great. The package is divided up into themes – Psychedelic Hippie Freak Out, Rock O Rama Go Go, Deliriously Demented Ditties, and Sleazy Swinging Sounds – with work by Johnny Hawksworth, John Barry, The Group, The Love Generation, Joe Bisko, Alan Hawkshaw, Lee Dowell, The Penny Arcade, Billy Lee Riley, Betty Dickson, John Gabriel, Neil Patrick, Meg Myles, and The Huntington Astronauts. CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Something Weird's Greatest Hits (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP 35.99

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✨✧ Don LewisDon Lewis Experience ... LP
Aquarius, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A sweet and loungey set of tunes – played by Don on the Hammond X-77, as he might have before a weekend crowd at Denver's Passport Ltd! Most of the cuts on the album are covers of late 60s pop hits – like "Aquarius", "Look Of Love", "Watermelon Man", and "Ode To Billy Joe" – done in a bright and bubbly style. Lewis also contributed one track to the set, entitled "Sweatin" – and other cuts include "Sunny", "And They'll Know", and "Whiter Shade Of Pale". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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