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Bill DeArango/John WilliamsWilliams Tell ... LP
Mercury (Japan), 1954. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A sweet Japanese-only release – one that brings together material from two rare 10" jazz albums, cut for Emarcy in the 50s! Side one features an early trio performance from pianist John Williams – and side two features an even more obscure set from guitarist Bill DeArango, with Williams in the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small Lido Musique sticker in one corner.)

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John WilliamsAdventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn – Music From The Motion Picture ... CD
Sony, 2011. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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John WilliamsLong Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... $20.99 29.99
A mad little soundtrack – for a mad little film! The Long Goodbye is one of the best-remembered Robert Altman films of the 70s – a wonderful contemporary remake of a Raymond Chandler/Phillip Marlowe classic – and in addition to some nice jazzy moments scored by John Williams, the score also features a stunning re-presentation of the main theme – a haunting number with vocals by Johnny Mercer! In the movie, Elliot Gould hears the song in many different versions – in a nightclub, on the radio, and in other settings that continue as the movie goes on – even a mariachi band at one point! The soundtrack CD features all these great versions – ten in all – with solo piano by Williams, a trio take by Dave Grusin, and vocals by Irene Kral, Clydie King, and Jack Sheldon too! The CD features all these takes on "The Long Goodbye" – plus more tracks that include "Marlowe In Mexico", "Night Talk", "Main Title Montage", and "The Border – plus even some studio rehearsal on the track, including banter from Clydie King! CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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John WilliamsWar Horse – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Sony, 2011. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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John Williams & OthersHome Alone 2 – Lost In New York ... CD
Fox, 1992. Used ... $6.99
Includes original music by John Williams plus tracks by Darlene Love, Alan Jackson, TLC, Johnny Mathis, and Bette Midler. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ John Williams/London Symphony OrchestraStar Wars ... LP
20th Century, 1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John Williams/Stomu Yamash'taImages ... CD
Quartet (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really fantastic soundtrack from the young John Williams – very different than his blockbuster film scores to come in the 70s, thanks in part to some amazing percussion from Stomu Yamash'ta, and a relatively avant sound overall! The music was done for a Robert Altman film that deals with a descent into madness and a break from reality – and right from the very first note, both Williams and Yamash'ta have a perfect way of setting the mood – John by scoring these really offbeat, spare, and atonal orchestrations – which are matched by all this striking percussion from Stomu, who uses a variety of different instruments to fit the vibe of each track! There's a tuneful melody at the core, but one that's juxtaposed in a way that makes it sound really creepy – ala the lullaby from Rosemary's Baby – and titles include "The Night Witch Ride", "Visitations", "Killing Of Marcel", "The Love Montage", "In Search Of Unicorns", and "Land Of The Ums". CD

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✨✧ John Williams, Lyn Murray, Paul Sawtell, & Robert DrasninTime Tunnel Vol 1 (3CD set) ... CD
La La Land, Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of soundtrack material that gets its first-ever commercial release – work done for the very cool Time Tunny sci fi TV show in the late 60s – penned by a great assortment of top-shelf talents! The music is in a nice blend of styles – some tracks have the energy that you'd expect in a sci fi setting, with familiar instruments used in unusual ways – others follow the moody tones of a TV drama at the time – lots of dark passages that really come off well – and given that each episode follows a different story, in a different setting, there's some variety between the material as well. The 3CD set features tracks from nine different episodes – much of which is scored by John Williams (as Johnny Williams), with other work by Lyn Murray, Paul Sawtell, and Robert Drasnin – the last of whom you might know from some exotica records. CD
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius, Tony WilliamsTrio Of Doom ... CD
Columbia, 1979. Used ... $8.99
Complete recorded works of the all-star team of Pastorius, McLaughlin, and Williams, including live recordings from the 1979 Havana Jam Festival, plus studio material and unreleased alternate takes! CD
 
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✨✧ Joe WilliamsI Just Want To Sing – Joe Williams & Friends June 1985 ... LP
Delos, 1985. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Accompanied by Thad Jones on trumpet, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Benny Golson on tenor, John Collins on guitar, Jerry Peters on keyboards, Norman Simmons on piano, John Heard on bass, and Gerryck King on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Mary Lou WilliamsFrom The Heart ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Solo piano work by Mary Lou – not as funky as some of her other sides from the time, but with a nice degree of soulful exploration that makes the work resonate a bit more strongly than some of her other solo recordings. Titles include "For The Figs", "Gemma", "Marnier Mood", "Blues For John", "Night Life", and "Cloudy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Patrick Williams' New York Band10th Avenue ... CD
Soundwings, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nathan East on bass, David Taylor and Paul Faulise on bass trombone, Ralph MacDonald on congas and percussion, Steve Gadd on drums, Bob Carlisle, Jerry Peel, Larry Wechsler, Paul Ingraham, and Peter Gordon on French horn, Chuck Loeb on guitar, Dave Carey and Gordon Gottlieb on percussion, Richard Tee on piano, Jay Gruska, Kenny Ascher, and Rob Mounsey on synthesizer, Michael Brecker on tenor saxophone, Bill Watrous and Wayne Andre on trombone, Alan Rubin, John Frosk, Marvin Stamm, and Randy Brecker on trumpet, and Harvey Phillips on tuba. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony Williams LifetimeEmergency Volume 1 ... LP
Polydor, 1969. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal jazz rock statement from drummer Tony Williams – one that has him stepping out quite far from his original "new thing" recordings of the mid 60s! The album's got a genre-forming sound that's incredibly fierce – a power trio churning of Williams drums, John McLaughlin's guitar, and Larry Young's free-thinking work on organ. The tunes are long and jamming, but also have a tight rhythmic focus that never gets too sloppy – and which virtually set the stage for a whole generation of 70s fusion players in years to come! Young and McLaughling are especially great – working here with Williams to pound out sheets of sound in a cosmic trippy maze of riffs and grooves, certainly enough to inspire the most addled rocker to head over to the jazz section! Volume 1 features the tracks "Emergency", "Beyond Games", "Where" and "Vashkar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a small sticker spot and a lightly bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Tony Williams Lifetime featuring Allan HoldsworthLive At The Village Gate ... LP
Hi Hat, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A full-on sonic assault from the version of Tony Williams' Lifetime that featured guitar from the pyrotechnic Allan Holdsworth – holding the spot in the group that John McLaughlin had famously taken at the end of the 60s – and pushing the combo with even more dynamic range than before! Williams is equally on fire on the drums – but the performance really seems to be a showcase for Holdsworth's incredible guitar skills – a mode that almost brings a Hendrix-like fire back into jazz, but still respects the parameters of the music – and is very open to long improvisations. Alan Pasqua's also pretty great on keyboards, and the group also features Tony Newton on bass – and the concert is well-recorded, originally done for New York radio – with titles that include "Mr Spock", "Proto Cosmos", "Wildlife", "Fred", and "Red Alert". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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✨✧ John McLaughlinDevotion ... CD
Celluloid/Movie Play, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
An intensely jamming album from guitarist John McLaughlin – and a record that set a whole new tone for electric jazz in the 70s! The album was recorded shortly after McLaughlin's work with Miles Davis on Bitches Brew and Tony Williams on the first Emergency album – and in a way, it's a key piece of the jazz-rock fusion puzzle that has those two sets as cornerstones. McLaughlin's working here with keyboardist Larry Young from the Emergency group – playing both his usual organ on the record, plus a bit of electric piano – and the rest of the group includes bassist Billy Rich, plus superdrummer Buddy Miles – really giving a lot of power to the album's sound at the bottom! McLaughlin is getting into a bit of his mystic trip on the record, but is still playing with a lot of electric power here – plenty distorted and fuzzy on most numbers, and really jamming throughout! Titles include "Devotion", "Dragon Song", "Marbles", "Siren", "Don't Let The Dragon Eat Your Mother", and "Purpose Of When". CD

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". CD
Also available Boss Tenors ... CD 4.99

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Roy AyersFeeling Good ... CD
Polydor/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Stellar sounds from the great Roy Ayers – an early 80s album for Polydor, but a set that's still got the wonderfully tight, wonderfully groovy feel of his late 70s albums for the label! Roy's really perfected his sense of balance by this time – and does a great job of balancing groovers with sweet mellow steppers – the kind of cool, compressed, jazzy numbers that we love so much! Ayers heads for the clubs one minute, the bedroom the next – and draws us in beautifully whichever direction he takes – thanks to some sublime vibes and electric piano – and great lead vocals from Roy, and other singers who include Terri Wells, Vivian Prince, John King, and Ricky Williams. Titles include "Ooh", "Let's Stay Together", "Feeling Good""Knock Knock", "Turn Me Loose", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Our Time Is Coming". CD

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Kenny BarronQuickstep ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that shows the maturity Barron was hitting as both a leader and a player at the time – a fierce, focused power that really brings together a great quintet here – with John Stubblefield on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The record's the sort that we treasure more and more over the years, and feel like we never appreciated fully at the time – and titles include "Hindsight", "Quickstep", "Big Girls", "Here & There", "Once Upon A Time", and "I Wanted To Say". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Count Basie88 Basie Street ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Very fluid later work from Count Basie – a set that has that nice open-ended Pablo Records approach, but which still comes across with that brilliant Basie groove that first emerged most strongly in the 50s! Players are a mix of young and old, and the group includes Grover Mitchell and Booty Wood on trombones, Sonny Cohn and Jim Crawford on trumpets, John Williams on baritone, Eric Dixon on tenor and flute, Kenny Hing on tenor, Chris Woods on alto and flute, Joe Pass on guitar, and Cleveland Eaton on bass. Tracks are on the long side, and titles include "88 Basie Street", "Bluesville", "The Blues Machine", "Contractor's Blues", "Katy", and "Sunday At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieHave A Nice Day ... CD
EmArcy, 1971. Used ... $19.99
With Al Grey, Bill Hughes, Groer Mitchell, Melvin Wanxo, and John Watson Sr on trombones; Paul Cohen, George "Sonny" Cohn, George Minger, and Waymon Reed on trumpets; Bobby "Jersey Bounce" Plater, Eric Dixon, Curtis Peagler, JC Williams, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on saxophones; Freddie Green on guitar, Norman "Dewey" Keenan on bass, and Harold Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Have A Nice Day ... LP 7.99

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Count BasieHave A Nice Day ... LP
Daybreak, 1971. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Al Grey, Bill Hughes, Groer Mitchell, Melvin Wanxo, and John Watson Sr on trombones; Paul Cohen, George "Sonny" Cohn, George Minger, and Waymon Reed on trumpets; Bobby "Jersey Bounce" Plater, Eric Dixon, Curtis Peagler, JC Williams, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on saxophones; Freddie Green on guitar, Norman "Dewey" Keenan on bass, and Harold Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)
Also available Have A Nice Day ... CD 19.99

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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams – and titles include "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "007", "Girl Trouble", and "Goldfinger". CD

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✨✧ Jerry ButlerBest Love ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great album follows up the sound of the Jerry's first for Philly International – a smooth mellow style that grooves in an all-adult mode that's a perfect setting for the aging Iceman's vocals! The Butler voice is always a wonderful treat, but cast amidst the warm and sophisticated arrangements of John Usry, Dennis Williams, and Wade Marcus, Jerry really finds a space to call his own – a way of reclaiming a style of soul he'd virtually invented in his early Vee Jay years, but which had gotten away from him during the growth of the genre during the 70s. Titles include "Don't Be An Island", "The Best Love I Ever Had", "We've Got This Feeling Again", "Reach Out For Me", "Tell Me Girl", and "Would You Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Miles DavisIn A Silent Way ... LP
Columbia, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.98
There's nothing "silent" here – as the album's a bold entry in the electric years of Miles Davis – one that still features contributions from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams – but which also expands the lineup considerably – really reaching out towards the sound of Bitches Brew! Herbie's on electric keys here, working alongside Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul, who really help increase the flow of the tunes and enforce the "directions in music" stated on the cover of the set! Shorter's on soprano sax, playing in an even more angular way – and Dave Holland is on bass, replacing the sound of Ron Carter, getting some rhythmic assistance at times from John McLaughlin, whose sound really helps to shape the record! Titles include 2 side-long tracks – "Shhh/Peaceful" and "In A Silent Way/It's About Time" – both long, and both beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie De ShannonMe About You/Laurel Canyon/Put A Little Love In The Heart/To Be Free ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Four classic albums from Jackie DeShannon – all in a single set! First up is Me About You – sophisticated Jackie at her best – working with great arrangements from Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both cats from the California scene we can really trust for "cut-above" pop work like this – music that goes way past the simple sounds of DeShannon's start – into cool adult territory that really makes the album great. Jackie's vocals are surprisingly soulful in the setting – even more so than before – and the tunes include lots of gems, including versions of Van Dyke Parks' "High Coin", John Sebastian's "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", and Tim Hardin's "Baby Close Its Eyes". Also includes "I Keep Wanting You", "Me About You", and "Nicole". Next is Laurel Canyon – heady work from Jackie DeShannon's later years in 60s pop – an album with themes and styles that go way beyond her earlier recordings – as you might guess from the hip Laurel Canyon reference in the title! Jackie's working here in a mode that's much more strongly in a singer-songwriter style than before – with arrangements and backings that are a lot more organic, and less pop-tuned than ever – almost in a Laura Nyro approach on some numbers. As usual, a good portion of the tracks were written by Jackie herself – including "Holly Would", "Come & Stay With Me", "LA", "Too Close", and "Laurel Canyon" – and the album also features a few well chosen tracks by other writers too, like "Bitter Honey" by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols, "I Got My Reason" by Barry White, and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by Smokey Robinson. Put A Little Love In Your Heart is quite possibly the last great hit from singer Jackie DeShannon – an album built around the righteous spirit of the title track – filled with really wonderful original tunes penned by Jackie and soul singer Jimmy Holiday! The album may well be the best to explore the space between pop and soul that often characterized Jackie's work – and the overall sound is somewhat similar to some of Dusty Springfield's best pop/soul work from the same stretch. 10 of the album's 12 tracks are originals by Holiday and DeShannon – all set to soaring orchestrations by James Langeford, which often have a pronounced influence from the sound of Atlantic Records in the late 60s! Titles include "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "You Are The Real Thing", "River Of Love", "Movin", "You Can Come To Me", "You Have A Way With Me", and "I Let Go Completely". To Be Free is an interesting little record – with kind of a crossover California soul feel overall – recorded with Rene Hall arrangements that echo a few rootsy modes at times, mixed in with fuller orchestrations that step a bit back towards Jackie's earlier years on Imperial – a surprisingly nice blend, with a fresh sound for the 70s. The album features a number of great tracks co-written with Jimmy Holiday – a fellow Imperial talent – and titles include "Mediterranean Sky", "Sooner Or Later", "What Was Your Day Like", "Livin On The Easy Side", "Brighton Hill", and "When Morning Comes Again". CD

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Panama FrancisGetting In The Groove ... LP
Black & Blue (France), 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Drummer Panama Francis definitely gets in the groove here – thanks to help from a cool combo that's overflowing with old school jazz talent – a lineup that includes Francis Williams and Irv Stokes on trumpets, Norris Turney and Howard Johnson on alto saxes, George Kelly on tenor, Red Richards on piano, and John Smith on guitar! The group's got a bit of an old school swing approach, but maybe a more modern approach to the solos – and Francis kicks the groove maybe better here than on some of his other albums of this nature from the 70s – really letting the whole group open up with the kind of lively, respectful treatment that makes us love some of these Black & Blue sessions from France. Arrangements are by Francis and Kelly – and titles include "Stitches", "Song Of The Islands", "Rhythm Dr Man", "Frenzy", "Boats", "Little John Special", and "Blues In Bea's Flat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Russ GarciaJohnny Ever Greens Played By Russell Garcia ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
A groovy take on the music of Johnny Green – with help from Sue Allen and Eddie Robertson, Jud Conlon & The Rhythmaires, Don Fagerquist, and John T Williams! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has ring and edge wear, aging, some splitting in the top seam, and a peeled spot from sticker removal on front.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz & The Cool Sounds ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953/1954/1955. New Copy ... About November 24, 2021 (delayed)
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Loy Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Nobody Else But Me", "Serenade In Blue", "Of Thee I Sing", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Bells", "Roundup Time", "Rustic Hop", and "A Handful Of Stars". CD

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Governor's State University Jazz BandGovernor's State University Jazz Band Live ... LP
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 About November 24, 2021 (delayed)
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time – a public college at the end of the main train line running through the south side of Chicago – which made the school a place of great opportunity and expression for the city's African-American community. Rather than a junior college, GSU had higher levels of learning – and had an especially strong jazz program, as you'll hear in this set – which features both sextet performances and work by a larger ensemble – both imbued with some of the best creative legacy of the Chicago scene. Things never go far outside, but there's definitely a deeper understanding of musical reaches taking place here – and the core quartet features Walter Henderson on cornet, John Pate on piano, Eugene Vineyard on tenor, Ronald Askew on guitar, Jeff Simon on bass, and Curtis Prince on drums. These players are in the larger group – which also features William Howell and Gerald Myrow on trombones, Vincent Carter and Steele Seales on saxes, and Kenneth Brass and Melvin Williams on trumpets. Titles include "Crabmeat", "Song For Suzanne", "Keishaz", "Give It One", "Listen Here", and "Spanish Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Governor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Governor's State University Jazz BandGovernor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time – a public college at the end of the main train line running through the south side of Chicago – which made the school a place of great opportunity and expression for the city's African-American community. Rather than a junior college, GSU had higher levels of learning – and had an especially strong jazz program, as you'll hear in this set – which features both sextet performances and work by a larger ensemble – both imbued with some of the best creative legacy of the Chicago scene. Things never go far outside, but there's definitely a deeper understanding of musical reaches taking place here – and the core quartet features Walter Henderson on cornet, John Pate on piano, Eugene Vineyard on tenor, Ronald Askew on guitar, Jeff Simon on bass, and Curtis Prince on drums. These players are in the larger group – which also features William Howell and Gerald Myrow on trombones, Vincent Carter and Steele Seales on saxes, and Kenneth Brass and Melvin Williams on trumpets. Titles include "Crabmeat", "Song For Suzanne", "Keishaz", "Give It One", "Listen Here", and "Spanish Samba". CD

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Dave Grusin, David Shire, Lalo Schifrin, & OthersQuinn Martin Collection Vol 1 – Cop & Detective Series (Barnaby Jones/Dan August/Most Wanted/Cannon) ... CD
La La Land, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A motherlode of cop and crime soundtracks from the 70s – none of which have ever been commercially released before! All the music here comes from the mighty holdings of Quinn Martin Productions – the wellspring of so many great hour-long TV detective shows in the 70s – often well-penned dramas that were really a cut above the usual! The company's approach was always pretty top-shelf – and that included the music, too – which was often scored in superb ways, especially considering that in the pre-DVD days, many of these shows would only get seen once or twice. There's a quality level here that matches most widely-circulated 70s cop soundtracks from the cinematic world – and many of the composers are of the same caliber, too – with material that includes 18 tracks for two Dan August episodes by Dave Grusin, 15 more tracks by Lalo Schifrin for an episode of Most Wanted, 15 tracks for Barnaby Jones by Jerry Goldsmith, 20 tracks for two episodes of Cannon by John Parker, and more material by Duane Tatro, Nelson Riddle, Patrick Williams, David Shire, and Bruce Broughton. CD
(Limited edition!)

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Woody Herman50th Anniversary Tour ... CD
Concord, 1986. Used ... $6.99
Woody Herman on clarinet and soprano saxophone, Jerry Pinter and Frank Tiberi on tenor saxophone, Dave Riekenberg on tenor saxophone and flute, Mike Brignola on baritone saxophone, Paul McKee and John Fedchock on trombone, Roger Ingram, Bill Byrne, Les Lovitt, Mark Lewis, and Ron Stout on trumpet, Mark Lusk on bass trombone, Brad Williams on piano, Lynn Seaton on bass, and Jim Rupp on drums. CD
(Out of print early pressing.)

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Abdullah Ibrahim & EkayaAfrican River ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the great larger group recordings that pianist Abdullah Ibrahim gave us in the 80s – from a moment when he was able to use added horns to really expand that amazing sense of color and rhythm he'd brought to his music on earlier trio recordings! There's a sense of musical vision here that really lives up to Abdullah's majestic look on the cover – a fantastic merging of flute and tenor from John Stubblefield, soprano and alto from Horace Alexander Young, tuba and baritone from Howard Johnson, and trombone from Robin Eubanks – all vibrant horn players who seem to have just about every tone and mood covered with their horns – given this wonderfully warm support from Buster Williams on bass, and Brian Adams on drums. All titles are originals by the leader – and tunes include "Chisa", "Sweet Samba", "Duke 88", "The Wedding", and "Joan Capetown Flower". CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Play Checkmate ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... $14.99
A really nice set from Shelly Manne! After having a bit of a minor hit with a crime jazz album dedicated to the music of Peter Gunn, Shelly and combo turn towards a less-remembered TV cop show for more music in a similar vein. Checkmate was a short-lived show from the early 60s, but it had a great score by John Williams – one that's a perfect platform for Shelly's group, a quintet that features Richie Kamuca on tenor and Conte Candoli on trumpet. Kamuca's horn is always well suited to odd little numbers like these, and Shelly opens a few of the tracks up past the usual three minute soundtrack crime jazz format – taking tunes like "Checkmate", "Cyanide Touch", "The King Swings", and "The Isolated Pawn" past the 5 minute mark for additional solo flourishes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene PageClose Encounters Of The Third Kind (long, short) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A disco sci-fi classic – as Gene Page takes John Williams' second big soundtrack hit of the 70s, and propells it along with a string-heavy club groove! The tune's got some nice moogy bits in the mix, some surprisingly funky rhythms at times, and a smooth soulful groove that's far more than we might have expected! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in an Arista Disco sleeve, with a cut corner, unglued seams held with pieces of masking tape, and some marker. Labels have some marker.)

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraIntergalactic Thing (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra – pulled from four different sessions recorded at the group's Philadelphia home in 1969 – and every bit as impressive as the Saturn Records material from the time! The recording quality is great – these aren't random snippets of sounds caught on a cassette – and Ra's really trying out some new ideas with the Arkestra – sometimes working in highly percussive modes that feel like a late 60s update of the exoticism of the group in their final Chicago years – sometimes bringing in more electric elements, as Ra himself plays both Farfisa and a Hohner clavinet – no piano at all! Other players include the mighty John Gilmore on tenor, Doug Williams on trumpet and "space dimension mellophone", Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on altos and flutes, Danny Ray Thompson on alto, James Jacson on percussion – and all other members of the group play percussion too – which makes for plenty of percussive moments! Notes are by Robert Campbell – the Sun Ra expert – and titles include "The Others From Another World", "Discipline Of The Pharoahs", "Latent Friends", "Moon Over Saturn", "Principles Of The Pharoahs", "Calling Out To Saturn", "Exotic Forest", "Do The Intergalactic Thing", and "Saturn Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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SkySky 2 ... LP
Arista, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
The big second album from Sky – a record that's twice as long as the first, and which gives the group even more room for instrumental explorations! As before, the guitar sounds here are both acoustic and electric – played by both John Williams, the virtuoso musician with classical roots, and Kevin Peek, who's got more rock experience – and the group also features really strong keyboards from Francis Monkman, plus bass from the great Herbie Flowers, and thundering drums from Tristan Fry! The sound is a balance of fullness and space – much more so than other fusion records of this nature – and while Williams' solos sometimes have older elements in their phrasing, the overall sound is pretty progressive – in the best 70s mainstream way. Titles include "Fifo", "Sahara", "Dance Of The Little Fairies", "Ballet Volta", "Gavotte & Variations", "El Cielo", and "Tristan's Magic Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, cut corner, light wear, and hype stickers.)

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StarlickerDouble Demon ... CD
Delmark, 2011. Used ... $6.99
A brilliant set from the Chicago scene – a trio that features cornet from Rob Mazurek, drums from John Herndon, and some mighty vibes from Jason Adasiewicz – easily one of the most important players on his instrument in the past decade! There's a mixture of freeness and togetherness here that really reminds us of the 60s new thing generation – like Bobby Hutcherson coming together with Tony Williams – yet infused with the genre-crossing energy that all three players embrace – that rich legacy that both Mazurek and Herndon bring to the session, and help show the way for a new chapter in the music of Adasiewicz. Proof that Delmark is suddenly as hip again as it was in the late 60s – with cuts that include "Orange Blossom", "Double Demon", "Vodou Cinque", "Skull Cave", and "Triple Hex". CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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VariousBest Of Reggae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 19.99
Forget the cheapo look of the cover, as the set's a classic batch of gems from the Trojan Records catalog – 2CDs worth of material, with 55 titles that go way past the obvious hits – served up in a great mix of rocksteady and early reggae modes, and filled with the kind of tunes that instantly bridged the space between Kingston and London at the end of the 60s! The package takes off from a mainstream Trojan set from back in the day, and offers the much deeper dig that we love from the Doctor Bird label – tunes that make the whole thing more of a journey of discovery than you might guess from the simple statement of the title. Tracks include "Build It Up" by Tito Simon, "Sweet Sensation" by The Melodians, "This Is Reggae Music" by Zap Pow, "Floating" by Greyhound, "Black Pearl" by Horace Faith, "Liquidator" by Harry J Allstars, "Elizabethan Reggae" by Boris Gardiner & The Love People, "I Need Your Sweet Inspiration" by The Pioneers, "Red Red Wine" by Tony Tribe, "Think About That" by Dandy Livingston, "Down In The Boondocks" by Delroy Williams, "Reggae From The Ghetto" by John Holt, "Yesterday Man" by Nicky Thomas, "Who's That Lady" by Paris Connection, and lots lots more! CD

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VariousMemphis 70 – The City's Funk & Soul In The Decade After Otis 1968 to 1977 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A mind-expanding look at Memphis soul – one that gets way past common cliches about the city and its music! There's a heavy dose of funk in the mix on most numbers here – a gritty, fuzzy approach to the music that seems slightly borrowed from the Detroit scene at the end of the 60s – then mixed with some rougher, rootsier southern soul styles too! But other tracks take on a more sophisticated sound too – some of the righteous elements that hit Stax in the post-1968 period, especially as Isaac Hayes and David Porter were working on their own great solo work. Yet unlike Hayes and Porter, most of the artists here are much lesser-known – singers and groups who never charted big, but who got the chance to record for Memphis labels like XL, Stax, Select-O-Hits, and Sounds Of Memphis. CD features 20 tracks in all – and titles include "Dig It" by The Optimistics, "Mississippi Mud" by Smithsonian, "Two Paces Ahead Of Love" by Willie Walker, "Pullin" by The Minits, "It's Bump Time" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, "Blackrock Yeah Yeah" by Blackrock, "Keep The Faith" by Mel & Tim, "Watch Dog (alt)" by Barbara & The Browns, "Come What May" by John Gary Williams, "Strange Things" by Art Jerry Miller, "Shake" by The Ovations, "Tip Toeing" by Alvin Cash, "The Way Of Me" by Hannon, "Take A Giant Step" by LaCleve Milon, "Papa Killed A Chicken" by Willie Toliver, and "Don't Boom Boom" by Lillian Hale. CD

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VariousNew Breed R&B – Saturday Night Special ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Raw soul from the 60s – not the polished sounds of Motown, or the smoother grooves of the Philly studios – but instead work by artists who might have recorded R&B during the decade before, and who still work here with a fair bit of grit in their grooves! The shift is a bit like that which James Brown made between the 50s and 60s – and that includes the occasional funky groove here and there – mixed with really powerful vocals right upfront, and a hard-wailing instrumental backdrop that really matches the energy of the singers! Occasional hints of blues float into the mix here and there, but the music is hardly blues at all – just rare soul gems pulled from labels that include Galaxy, Carnival, Chant, Modern, and many others – including a number of tracks unissued at the time, and seven that appear here for the first time ever. Titles include "Compact Baby" by Rob Robinson, "I'll Never Do It Again" by The Corvairs, "Every Saturday Night" by Aaron Collins & The Teen Queens, "Your Yah Yah Is Gone" by The Tren Teens, "Turn The Lamps Down Low" by Pat Garvis, "Family Man" by Slim & The Twilights, "Purty Lil Mama" by Freddie Williams, "Triple Zero" by Esko Wallace, "Love Must Be Taboo" by Tony Clarke, "The Long John" by Jarvis Jackson, and "Head Doctor" by Gay Meadows. CD

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VariousNow That's What I Call Christmas 2 ... CD
Sony, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
With two discs divided into older classics – including songs by Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Lou Rawls, Johnny Mathis, Louis Armstrong, Burl Ives and Andy Griffith – and more modern cuts from Destiny's Child, Nsync, Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Wham, Norah Jones, and Luther Vandross. CD

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VariousSpiritual Jazz Vol 11 – Esoteric, Modal, & Progressive Jazz From The SteepleChase Label 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Steeplechase/Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
A massive collection of music from the Steeplechase label – spiritual sounds from back in the day, and a side of the label's legacy that's only gotten the right sort of appreciation in more recent years! Steeplechase was a European company, and their biggest claim to fame was recordings of American musicians overseas – especially Dexter Gordon – but the label also had a fantastic ear for more soulful currents on the American underground, and not only managed to capture some less-recorded artists, but also give some bigger names a freer space to express the more spiritual side of their styles! The set is a sublime set of work from the post-Coltrane years – tunes that are modal, soulful, and occasionally slightly funky – served up in a set of completely uplifting music, all supported by the usual excellent Jazzman attention to detail and thorough liner notes. Titles include "The Time Of This World Is At Hand" by Billy Gault, "Tipe Tizwe" by Jim McNeely, "Aida" by Rene McLean, "Dark Warrior" by Khan Jamal, "Naima" by Michael Carvin, "Magwaza" by Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana, "Ode To St Cecile" by Mary Lou Williams, "Jean Marie" by Sam Jones, "Miss Priss" by Ken McIntyre, and "De I Comahlee Ah" by Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin. CD

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VariousSpirituals To Swing – 30th Anniversary Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A bunch of older rootsier players, taken inside a more prestigious showcase, supposedly giving the performance of their careers. John Hammond virtually invented the format back in 1938 with the first Spirituals To Swing set – and he's brought it back for this 1967 show, which features a number of performers who were on the stage in the 30s. Includes 2 nice ones by George Benson's quartet – "The Cooker" and "Shadow Of Your Smile" – plus more rootsy stuff, like "Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton, "How I Got Over" by Marion Williams, "Swingin The Blues" by The Cafe Society Band, "Roll 'Em Pete" by Big Joe Turner, and "Squeeze Me" by Count Basie. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear and a small split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittDig Him (aka We'll Be Together Again) ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. Recorded in 1961 during Jug's great year of contract-breaking – and issued later in the 60s by Prestige under a different title. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging and mostly split top and bottom seams. B-side label has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersFeeling Good ... LP
Polydor, 1982. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stellar sounds from the great Roy Ayers – an early 80s album for Polydor, but a set that's still got the wonderfully tight, wonderfully groovy feel of his late 70s albums for the label! Roy's really perfected his sense of balance by this time – and does a great job of balancing groovers with sweet mellow steppers – the kind of cool, compressed, jazzy numbers that we love so much! Ayers heads for the clubs one minute, the bedroom the next – and draws us in beautifully whichever direction he takes – thanks to some sublime vibes and electric piano – and great lead vocals from Roy, and other singers who include Terri Wells, Vivian Prince, John King, and Ricky Williams. Titles include "Ooh", "Let's Stay Together", "Feeling Good""Knock Knock", "Turn Me Loose", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Our Time Is Coming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Feeling Good ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Count Basie OrchestraLive At El Morocco – Directed By Frank Foster ... CD
Telarc, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Danny Turner and Manny Boyd on alto saxophone and flute, John Williams on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, Bill Hughes on bass trombone, Charlton Johnson on guitar, George Caldwell on piano, Doug Miller and Kenny Hing on tenor saxophone and flute, Clarence Banks, Robert Trowers, and Mel Wanzo on trombone, Bob Ojeda, Derrick Gardner, Melton Mustafa, and Mike Williams on trumpet, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and David Gibson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisIn A Silent Way ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nothing "silent" here – as the album's a bold entry in the electric years of Miles Davis – one that still features contributions from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams – but which also expands the lineup considerably – really reaching out towards the sound of Bitches Brew! Herbie's on electric keys here, working alongside Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul, who really help increase the flow of the tunes and enforce the "directions in music" stated on the cover of the set! Shorter's on soprano sax, playing in an even more angular way – and Dave Holland is on bass, replacing the sound of Ron Carter, getting some rhythmic assistance at times from John McLaughlin, whose sound really helps to shape the record! Titles include 2 side-long tracks – "Shhh/Peaceful" and "In A Silent Way/It's About Time" – both long, and both beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing – PC 9875. Cover has some ring and edge wear and small stickers at the spine.)
Also available In A Silent Way ... LP 27.99

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✨✧ Fuse OneFuse One ... CD
CTI (UK), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight funky fusion from a masterful collective – a great supergroup from the late electric years of the CTI label! The combo features Joe Farrell on tenor, Ronnie Foster and Don Grusin on keyboards, John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell on guitars, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White, Tony Williams, and Ndugu Chancler on drums – all top-shelf players, but artists who also really respect the vision of the whole project – and allow the grooves to develop without too much competition or overblown modes! The keyboards and guitar are a great match with Farrell's always-great lines on tenor – and titles include "Grand Prix", "Sunshine Lady", "To Whom All Things Concern", "Double Steal", "Waterside", and "Taxi Blues". CD
(Out of print, remastered edition.)

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✨✧ Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ralph J Gleason might just be one of the coolest cats to ever write about music – a key part of the San Francisco scene during the postwar years – where his talents helped illuminate both the worlds of art and music during the beat generation – then really helped shine a spotlight on all the cultural changes in the city during the 60s – which even led to Gleason's role in the founding of Rolling Stone magazine! Gleason always had a great eye (and ear) for things that were new and special, but never in a way that was slavish to the moment – or to its creator – and the book features an initial section on his writings on jazz and blues – with essays on John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, BB King, John Handy, Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Cal Tjader, Ben Webster, the San Francisco Jazz scene, and other diverse topics. The second section features Gleason on folk and rock – with bits on Jefferson Airplane, Hank Williams, Lenny Bruce, Odetta, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and others – and the final section features articles on politics and culture – covering topics that include Richard Nixon, radio payola, Law & Order, flower children, and other slices of society, seen from the Gleason viewpoint. Book is hardcover, and 309 pages. Book

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✨✧ Milt JacksonProphet Speaks ... CD
Qwest/Reprise, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Cedar Walton on piano, John Clayton on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – plus Joshua Redman on tenor and guest vocals by Joe Williams! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousHistory Of Rhythm & Blues Vol 2 – 1942 to 1952 (4CD set) ... CD
Rhythm & Blues (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not your standard history of R&B – as this set goes back a bit further than most, and stops well before the early years of soul music – to focus especially strongly on the criss-crossing of genres that took place during the key indie label years of the postwar recording boom! The artists are a mix of familiar names and lesser-known talents – in modes that mix up jump blues, vocal swing, group harmonies, bluesy jazz, and even some rootsier modes – presented over the course of 101 titles in all, with work from Rosco Gordon, Nellie Lutcher, Red Allen, Babs Gonzales, Lucky Millinder, Rubberlegs Williams, Five Red Caps, Cecil Gant, Wynonie Harris, Lost John Hunter, Lloyd Glenn, Billy Wright, The Royales, Mary Deloatch, The Clovers, Edgar Hayes, Bullmoose Jackson, The Treniers, and many many others. CD

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✨✧ Zoot Sims QuintetZoot Sims Goes To Jazzville ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of Zoot's beautiful sides for the Dawn label – featuring some of his best small group blowing of the 50s! The record features Zoot mostly on tenor, plus a bit of alto – in a quintet that includes John Williams on piano, Jerry Lloyd on trumpet, Bill Anthony on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. The tracks are a nice mix of standards and those tight little west coast-ish compositions that often show up on Sims/Cohn sessions from the time, and which let Zoot lay down some nicely composed angular lines during his solos. Titles include "Jerry's Jaunt", "I'll Wind", "The Purple Cow", "How Now Blues", and "Bye Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, aging, half split top seam, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Swamp DoggCuffed, Collared & Tagged (tangerine vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cream/Fat Possum, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An unusual session recorded by Swamp Dogg for Hi Records at the start of the 70s – a bit more polished and less full-on nasty than some of the usual Dogg grooves from the 70s, but still with plenty of that heavy Jerry Williams groove at the bottom! The album's got a nice tightness that we really love – with all original material, save for some great covers of John Prine's "Sam Stone" and The Beatles' "Lady Madonna" – both of which showcase Swamp Dogg's key appeal to the crossover crowd of the time. But it's the original tracks that we really love, especially those numbers that lay back and get a bit more personal – showcasing a side of Williams' persona that's not as caught up in Swamp Dogg's posturing. Titles include "Sam Stone", "Complication No 5", "If It Hadn't Been For Sly", "In My Resume", "Captain Of Your Ship", and "Your Last Dirty Trick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited tangerine colored vinyl pressing,)

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz & The Cool Sounds (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Loy Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Nobody Else But Me", "Serenade In Blue", "Of Thee I Sing", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Bells", "Roundup Time", "Rustic Hop", and "A Handful Of Stars". CD
(Out of print, includes domestic obi.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsPlays Alto, Tenor, & Baritone (plus Zoot) ... CD
ABC/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two albums on one CD – both of them great! The title set is one of the grooviest 50s albums ever from the legendary Zoot Sims – a session that uses overdubbing to let Zoot create a one man horn section – blowing on record at the same time on alto, tenor, and baritone sax! The approach is far from the gimmicky sound that you might expect – and the results are really wonderful – an all Zoot-voiced sax section that has some of the smoother qualities of other 50s sextet dates (including Zoot's for RCA), but which has that great Sims' bite on all the solos! Other players include John Williams on piano, Knobby Totah on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and titles include a great vocal version of "Where You At", plus "Zonkin", "Pegasus", "Noshin", and "Minor Minor". The second album on the set is a bit more straight – the 1959 session on Argo simply titled Zoot – and features Zoot playing mostly tenor. The group's a quartet – with Johnny Williams on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Knobby Totah on bass – and Zoot's blowing in an unfettered setting that reminds us a bit of Sonny Stitt in similar settings at the same time! Tracks are shortish, but there's still plenty of room for Zoot to work in a style that's up there with his best bop recordings of the 50s – and at some level, the record's got the same sharp edge as Sims' best early sides for Prestige – but perhaps goes them one better with an added sense of tightness and maturity. The titles are pretty fresh too – and include "Poinciana", "55th & State", "920 Special", "Gus' Blues", and "Bohemia After Dark". CD

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✨✧ VariousTulare Dust – A Songwriters' Tribute To Merle Haggard ... CD
Hightone, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Dwight Yoakam, Billy Joe Shaver, John Doe, Tom Russell, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, Rosie Flores, Marshall Crenshaw, Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, and more. CD
 
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Eddie CondonTown Hall Concerts Vol 2 ... CD
Jazzology, 1944. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Featuring Billy Butterfield, Ernie Caceres, Eddie Condon, Joe Grauso, Bobby Hackett, Bob Haggart, Edmond Hall, Bill Harris, James P Johnson, Jonah Jones, Max Kaminsky, Gene Krupa, Joe Marsala, Benny Morton, Oran Hot Lips Page, Pee Wee Russell, Gene Schroeder, Willie The Lion Smith, Sid Weiss, and Johnny Williams. CD
(Out of print.)

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Katsuhisa HattoriLady With Seven Faces (with bonus track) ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $36.99
A Japanese soundtrack from the late 60s – but one that's scored in some of the best bossa and jazzy modes that you'd find in Italian work of the time – plus maybe some of the more whimsical styles that American composers like Johnny Williams or Neal Hefti were using on their comedies during the same stretch! We don't know the film at all, but the non-stop flow of groovy tunes makes us feel as if we've already experienced the narrative – especially as some titles have very cool wordless vocals, ala some of the groovy Hugo Montenegro late 60s albums on RCA. CD features 27 titles in all – and tracks include "Nude Studio", "Fashion Show", "The Origin Of The Party", "The Next Move", "The Dance Is Fun", "Plan Success", and "The Fragrance Of The Roll Of Bills". CD

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Zoot SimsThat Old Feeling ... CD
Chess, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Two obscure quartet sessions from Zoot Sims – and nice ones too! The group's great – with Johnny Williams on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Knobby Totah on bass – and Zoot's blowing in an unfettered setting that reminds us a bit of Sonny Stitt in similar settings at the same time! Tracks are shortish, but there's still plenty of room for Zoot to work in a style that's up there with his best bop recordings of the 50s – and at some level, the record's got the same sharp edge as Sims' best early sides for Prestige – but perhaps goes them one better with an added sense of tightness and maturity. CD reissue includes all but one of the tracks originally released on Zoot, and most of Zoot Plays Alto, including "55th & State", "920 Special", "Gus' Blues", "Zonkin", "Blinuet", and "Pegasus". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKansas City Shout ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Joe Turner on vocals and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson on alto, with Cleveland Eaton on bass, Freddie Green on guitar, Duffy Jackson on drums, Pete Minger, Sonny Cohn, Dale Carley, and David Stahl on trumpets, Michell Wood, Bill Hughes, Dennis Wilson, Grover Mitchell, and Dennis Rowland on trombones, and Eric Dixon, Bobby Plater, Danny Turner, Kenny Hing, and Johnny Williams on saxophones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge and surface wear with a spot of tape on top seam.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniCombo! ... LP
RCA, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A combo session with more than enough excitement to warrant the exclamation point in the title – one of Henry Mancini's jazziest records ever, and a date that's filled with some great west coast players! The sound here is a hip extrapolation of the Mancini groove heard on crime jazz soundtracks like Peter Gunn and Mr Lucky – but it's taken to slightly leaner territory here, with a nice focus on the solo talents of the group members. There's still 11 players in the group – so the combo isn't exactly small – but the spacious Mancini arrangements allow each player to step out nicely with a voice of their own. The lineup includes Pete Candoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Art Pepper on clarinet, Ronny Lang on baritone, Bob Bain on guitar, and Larry Bunker on vibes – and Johnny Williams plays both piano and harpsichord, the latter of which sounds plenty darn groovy! Titles include Cy Coleman's wonderful "Playboy's Theme", plus "Castle Rock", "Everybody Blow", "Far East Blues", "Powdered Wig", and "Moanin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light wear, a small sticker at the top left, and a small ink stamp and "Original Peter Gunn Sound!" sticker in back.)

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Ted CursonSnake Johnson ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A strong little album from Ted Curson – one of his best from the time, and one of the few that feature him working in a group that's larger than a quartet! Players on this one include Ted's old partner Bil Barron on tenor, plus Nick Brignola on baritone and soprano, Charles Williams on alto, Jim McNeeley on piano, Lawrence McKillian on percussion, and Steve McCall on drums. The album's kind of in a bluesy modern mode – an extension of some of Curson's groundbreaking 60s work, with solos that rip a bit far out, but rhythm that's always swinging and straight ahead. Titles include "Marjo", "Snake Johnson", "Blue Piccolo", "Dwackdo Mun Fudalik", and the jazzy dancer "LSD, Take A Holiday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has writing in marker, a strip of tape, ring and edge wear, and sticker remnants.)

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Johnny MathisYou Light Up My Life/That's What Friends Are For/Best Days Of My Life/Mathis Magic ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
A quartet of late 70s albums from Johnny Mathis – back to back in a single set! You Light Up My Life is mellow magic from Johnny Mathis – a late 70s set that updates his older style for a crossover audience in adult contemporary! The style is smooth and polished, but never so much so that Johnny's amazing voice can't shine through – thanks to soulful arrangements from Gene Page, who'd done plenty of work with hipper soul artists in the 70s – and Deniece Williams makes a great guest appearance on a number of tracks – really bringing Mathis into that duet style that would hit even bigger for the singer in the 80s. Titles include "If You Believe", "To Much Too Little Too Late", "How Deep Is Your Love", "It Was Almost Like A Song", and "Till Love Touches Your Life". That's What Friends Are For is a superb set of duets between Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams – a set that's a key part of Johnny's rise into soul music during the 70s, and one that also forms a cornerstone of the early career of Deniece Williams too! Williams' soaring vocal range is a great match for the trademark Mathis modes – and the pair take on some great tunes that are mostly in a midtempo groove, which allows for all this fantastic interplay between the vocals – at a level that really shows what the duo can do together, and how they're not just two superstars who happened to be in the same studio. Titles include "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ready Or Not", "Touching Me With Love", "Me For You You For Me", and "Until You Come Back To Me". Best Days Of My Life features Johnny Mathis at the end of the 70s – still working in some of the best soul modes he explored during the decade, but also reaching forward in a more adult sort of style too! The album has Mathis working with arrangements from Gene Page – who balances things between some fuller soul numbers that have Johnny hitting a few groovier styles, and some mellower moments that preface the move he'd make towards adult contemporary in the 80s – but with a bit more of a laidback approach. Songs are from a variety of sources, and include a few nice remakes of older standards – and titles include "Gone Gone Gone", "The Bottom Line", "The Last Time I Felt Like This", "Begin The Beguine", "As Time Goes By", and "There You Are". Mathis Magic has a nice sort of bite at times – Johnny breaking out of just mellow modes, and getting a bit of inspiration from Gene Page, who handled the arrangements for the set. A few tunes almost kick into a clubby sort of vibe, in which Johnny's vocals soar nicely – and titles include "Love", "Night & Day", "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind", "No One But The One You Love", "To The Ends Of The Earth", and "Heart Soul Body & Mind". 2CD set features bonus tracks – "I Never Said I Love You", "So Deep In Love", "Without Us", and "Comme Ci Comme Ca". CD

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Danny WilliamsComplete Singles & EPs – 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Danny Williams is a singer who never broke that big on our shores, but he's a heck of a vocalist with a really great range – a mature, sophisticated song stylist who's maybe in the same territory as a young Johnny Mathis, or maybe Tony Williams of The Platters – born in South Africa, but recorded here on a strong range of singles for the British market! The music is equal parts soul and jazz – and like Mathis, Williams opens the door for much more adult singers in years to come – modes that allow for a different range of expression than earlier blues and R&B. The set features both sides of Danny's ten singles for HMV, plus some tracks from EP releases and rare album tracks – 29 titles in all, including "Tall A Tree", "Stay As Sweet As You Are", "Lonely", "Moon River", "Weaver Of Dreams", "Jeannie", "Something's Gotta Give", "Get Happy", "Tiara Tahiti", "Tears", "The Wonderful World Of The Young", "So High So Low", and "Youthful Years". CD

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Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD
Impulse, 1960. Used ... $2.99
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing separately, with backing from a rhythm trio – split into two for each half of the album, with Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes handling side one; and Evans, Tommy Williams, and Art Taylor on side two. Tunes are short, but include deft demonstrations of the solo talents of each player – and titles include "Judy", "Alone Together", "Going, Going, Going", "Trixie", "This Could Be The Part Of Something", "Georgia On My Mind", "I Concentrate On You", and "Just For A Thrill". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing separately, with backing from a rhythm trio – split into two for each half of the album, with Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes handling side one; and Evans, Tommy Williams, and Art Taylor on side two. Tunes are short, but include deft demonstrations of the solo talents of each player – and titles include "Judy", "Alone Together", "Going, Going, Gong", "Trixie", "This Could Be The Start Of Something", "Georgia On My Mind", "I Concentrate On You", and "Just For A Thrill". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing separately, with backing from a rhythm trio – split into two for each half of the album, with Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes handling side one; and Evans, Tommy Williams, and Art Taylor on side two. Tunes are short, but include deft demonstrations of the solo talents of each player – and titles include "Judy", "Alone Together", "Going, Going, Going", "Trixie", "This Could Be The Part Of Something", "Georgia On My Mind", "I Concentrate On You", and "Just For A Thrill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo orange & black label pressing, with RVG Stereo stamp and LW etch. Cover has light wear and a bit of gloss peel along the back opening.)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Live In Paris – 18 Mars 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great live set from alto genius Johnny Hodges – a set that's right up there with some of his best studio albums on Verve at the time! As with those records, Johnny's taking a slight sidestep from the world of Duke Ellington here – working with similar material and familiar players, but also really stretching out on these beautiful solos that focus on his warm, raspy charm on the alto – that quality that made Hodges as important to the sound of mid 50s jazz as Ben Webster or Lester Young on the tenor! The group's a septet, and other players include Lawrence Brown on trombone, Harry Carney on baritone, Al Williams on piano, and Ray Nance on cornet – on titles that include "All Of Me", "Blues For Madeline", "Solitude", "Mood Indigo", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "Jeep's Blues", "Rockin In Rhythm, and a nice long take on "Perdido". CD

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesThings Ain't What They Used To Be ... LP
Camden/Quintessence Jazz, 1940s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of mostly small group sessions for Victor, with Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Harry Carney, and Jimmy Blanton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still sealed, but with some splitting and fraying at the spine.)

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✨✧ Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the start – a vibe that's a bit similar to some of the best Johnny Watson funk of the period – a slight jazzy undercurrent in the instrumentation, with wicked guitar and keyboard bits dancing around each other in the rhythms – often mixed with vocals that have a cool sort of electric feel, and topped with some great horn work from Fred Wesley on trombone and Maceo Parker on alto sax! Rudy Copeland plays keyboards on the album alongside Williams, the the set's got a bit of the feel of Rudy's lost Funky Blindman set – and in a way, also echoes the best strutting, sexy modes of Bootsy Collins too. The album's a surprising gem all the way through – a real lost chapter in Larry's career, and the kind of set that might have broken bigger, had he not died mysteriously a few years later. Titles include "Funky Force", "The Resurrection Of Funk", "One Thing Or The Other", "ATS Express", "How Can I Believe", and "Can't Dance To The Music (If It Ain't Got Funky Rhythm)". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisHeart Of A Woman/When Will I See You Again/I Only Have Eyes For You/Mathis Is (bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Four great albums from the 70s soul years of Johnny Mathis – all brought together in a single set, and with bonus cuts too! First up is The Heart Of A Woman – on which the voice of Johnny Mathis meets the soulful arrangements of Paul Riser and HB Barnum – all wrapped up with Johnny Bristol production! Johnny's tender voice, the gently sweeping arrangements and soul-rooted production make this one a gem. Titles include "Woman Woman", "Sail On White Moon", "Feel Like Makin Love", "It's Gone", "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", "Strangers In Dark Corners", and "The Way We Planned It". When Will I See You Again finds Johnny taking on a comparably diverse batch of tunes, from a bright & breezy take on the Gamble & Huff penned title track, to a soaring Roger Nichols/Paul Williams medley, to more intimate strings-backed numbers. Another sweet set from a legendary vocalist, and the titles includes "Mandy", "Nice To Be Around", "You're Right As Rain", "You And Me Against The World", "The Things I Might've Been" and more. I Only Have Eyes For You has Johnny finding a new sort of groove with arranger Gene Page! Page had done funkier work in other settings, but here he mixes up soul and strings in a nice balance of modes for Mathis – blending ballads with a few gentle groovers, the latter of which really have Johnny taking off in great new directions – and finding a way to hold onto the spotlight as the 70s move on! Titles include "Do Me Wrong But Do Me", "The Hungry Years", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Do You Know Where You're Going To", "Ooh What We Do", "When A Child Is Born", and "Every Time You Touch Me I Get High". Mathis Is has Johnny working with lots of strong Philly soul currents – thanks to arrangements and production from Thom Bell – which makes for a much more soul-based record than usual! Titles include "Hung Up In The Middle Of Love", "I Don't Want To Say No", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "I'll Make You Happy", and "As Long As We're Together". 2CD set features bonus tracks "Fifty Fifty" and "Nothing In This Whole World". CD

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Duck Baker & OthersConfabulations ... CD
ESP, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99
An assortment of collaborative improvisations – Duck Baker on guitar, and a range of top-flight musicians on the variety of different selections – work recorded over the past few decades, in spaces that includes clubs, homes, and studios around the world! Baker has always been a very versatile player – his albums always have such a different feel, it's often hard to say that there's one sort of style that defines his playing. And that versatility really shows up here – as you'll hear Duck in a series of duets with Michael Moore on alto, Mark Dresser on bass, Derek Bailey on guitar, Steve Beresford on piano, John Butcher on tenor, and Roswell Rudd on trombone – plus a trio with Alex Ward on clarinet and Joe Williamson on bass – and a quartet with Ward on clarinet, John Edwards on bass, and Steve Noble on drums. Titles include "Indie Pen Dance", "Duo For 225 Strings", "Pope Slark", "Signing Off", "The Missing Chandler", and "East River Delta Blues". CD

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Norman ConnorsValentine Love – The Buddah/Arista Anthology ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDS ... $16.99 24.99
A fantastic collection of work from Norman Connors – a musician who first started out playing drums in spiritual jazz groups at the start of the 70s, then moved on to take over the worlds of funk and soul! Connors' material of this time was essential at bringing a new sort of depth to soul music – taking some of the lessons learned in the farther reaches of the underground, and working them into a new tapestry of sophisticated expression – sounds that were able to fold together lots of styles and spirit, and help elevate their audience at the same time. This package might be the best we've ever seen to bring together Norman's work of the period – as it also includes some of the Aquarian Dream and Starship Orchestra recordings, as well as Connors tracks with singers who include Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, Gloria Jones, Prince Philip Mitchell, Phyliss Hyman, Eleanor Mills, James Robinson, Al Johnson, and Beau Williams. 34 tracks in all – and titles include "So Much Love", "Dindi", "Saturday Night Special", "We Both Need Each Other", "Captain Connors (12" version)", "Say You Love Me", "This Is Your Life", "Stella", "Handle Me Gently", "Your Love", "Invitation", "Be There In The Morning", "Take It To The Limit", "Mr C", "She's Gone", "You've Been On My Mind", "Melancholy Fire", "Romantic Journey", "Slewfoot", "Give The Drummer Some", "Valentine Love", "Once I've Been There", "Phoenix", "Once Again", "You Are My Starship", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "Kwasi", "Maiden Voyage", and "Disco Land". CD

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✨✧ Duke Ellington1938 ... LP
Smithsonian, 1938. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
With featured soloists Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Otto Hardwick, Barney Bigard, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, Rex Stewart, and Ivie Anderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonChronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – 1938 ... CD
Classics (France), 1938. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great entry in the series that includes both tracks issued under Ellington's own name and dates led by regular band members Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, and Barney Bigard. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonMany Moods Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Quintessence Jazz, 1930s/1940s. Sealed ... $5.99
A collection of Ellington recordings from the 30s and 40s, with his classic line-ups that include Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Joseph Nanton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue.)

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Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Duke Ellington at Newport and in the studio – in a set of tracks recorded both live and away from the concert – but with a really unified feel overall! Duke's group here is in fine fine form – with key late 50s players who include Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, and Cootie Williams, Clark Terry, and Cat Anderson on trumpets – plus a guest appearance by Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax! A few tunes stretch out nicely with that mix of complicated modernism and all-out swing that Duke was bringing to the table at the time – and although initially aimed at the popular festival crowd of the time, the album's got more than enough depth to please fans of his other 50s classics on Columbia. Titles include "Juniflip", "El Gato", "Just Scratchin The Surface", "Princes Blue", "Multicolored Blue", "Happy Reunion", and "Jazz Festival Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear, some aging, and a 3 inch split in the bottom seam.)

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Billy FosterPortrait ... CD
Equistar, 2005. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked set from the Gary scene – one of a handful of albums by pianist Billy Foster – a musician, radio host, and educator – with a legacy that almost makes him the Ramsey Lewis of his hometown! Billy cut some more keyboard-heavy albums in the 80s, but this record's a great back to basics set – well-crafted work that features an array of superb compositions by Foster – making us wonder why he never got his due as a composer over the years. The original tunes really dominate the set – and core sounds are from Billy's trio, but the album also features lots of guitar from the great Henry Johnson, plus tenor from Carl Coan, trumpet from Odies Williams, and vocals on some tracks from Renee Miles-Foster. Titles include "Portrait", "B's Bop", "Into The Dawn", "See Mine Are Blues", "The Flower", "Movin On", "Ballad", and "I'm Thinking Love". CD

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Benny GoodmanLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Columbia, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of "Sing Sing Sing". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ivory Joe Hunter7th Street Boogie ... LP
Route 66 (Sweden), Mid/Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Recordings from 1946 through 1950 – with sidemen that include Charles Brown, Johnny Moore, Eddie Williams, Ernie Royal, Pee Wee Crayton, Tyree Glenn, Russell Procope, Oscar Pettiford, Wendell Marshall, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is bent at the top right corner.)

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InspirationsReggae Fever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
The Inspirations were maybe not the biggest vocal group on the Jamaican scene at the start of the 70s – but man, they really tear things up in a wonderful way on this classic set with production by Joe Gibbs! As with other Gibbs' projects, there's a few numbers here by other artists too – but the main focus is the sublime vocal tunes that have the Inspirations in the lead – singing in a duo mode that's clearly inspired by 60s soul acts from the US, but with the vocals more harmonized together, instead of trading back and forth – yet at a level that still makes for a really raw edge overall! Rhythms are fantastic – nicely bubbling in a rocksteady mode – and Inspirations titles include "Wet Dreams", "Ease Up", "Samfie Man", "Why Do You Laugh At My Calamities", "Bongo Nyah", "Who You Gonna Run To", "Sweet Sensation", and "Fattie Fattie". Other tracks on the album include "Only Yesterday" by Ken Parker, plus the tracks "Liquidator", "Reggae Fever", and "Mad Rooster" by Lloyd Willis & The Destroyers. PLUS, this 2CD set features a huge amount of added material – 43 more tracks that are all contemporaneous Joe Gibbs productions – work by The Reggae Boys, Destroyers, Soul Sisters, Johnny Moore & The Supersonics, Soul Mates, Hippy Boys, Stranger Cole, Niney, Ken Parker, Ernest Williams, Ansel Collins, and even more by The Inspirations. CD

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Elmore JamesElmore James – The Fire/Enjoy Singles (9 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
P-Vine (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About September 15, 2021 (delayed)
A great presentation of this classic work from Elmore James – a set that brings together all of his 7" singles for the Fire & Fury labels in a special box – with each single done as an exact replica of the original! Fire & Fury were as much a powerhouse of soul and R&B as they were of blues, and these singles from James were some of his key crossover cuts – work that still retained the gritty sound of his roots, but also had a more modern crackle at times – especially on the later sides recorded in New York! Players on the sessions include Johnny Walker on piano, Paul Williams on Baritone Sax, JT Brown on tenor, and Sammy Myers on harmonica – and titles include "Make My Dreams Come True", "Bobby's Rock", "Anna Lee", "Stranger Blues", "Look On Yonder Wall", "It Hurts Me Too", "Pickin The Blues", "Dust My Broom", "Bleeding Heart", "The Sky Is Crying", and "Rollin & Tumblin". Limited edition – in box set with booklet of notes and photo! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a bonus tote bag too!)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerFirst Recordings ... LP
Onyx, 1940/1942/1945. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A collection of recordings from three 40s sessions – from 1940 with William J Scott and Bob Mabane on tenor, Bernard Anderson and Orville Minor on trumpet, Bud Gould on trombone, Jay McShann on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums; from 1942 with unknown personnel; and two from 1945 with Don Byas on tenor, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Trummy Young on trombone, Clyde Hart on piano, Mike Bryan on guitar, Al Hall on bass, Specs Powell on drums, and Rubberlegs Williams on vocal; and later the same year with Sam Taylor on tenor, Cootie Williams on trumpet, Arnold Jarvis on piano, Carl Puritt on bass, and Sylvester Payne on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has light stains and wrinkles at the bottom corners.)

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Archie SheppFire Music ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1965. Used ... $8.99
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! CD also features a bonus live version of "Hambone"! CD
(Out of print. Dipipack has significant wear.)

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Archie SheppFire Music ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! CD also features a bonus live version of "Hambone"! CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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Zoot SimsZootcase ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A collection of early 50s recordings with Art Blakey, Al Cohn, Kenny Drew, Percy Heath, Don Lamond, John Lewis, Curly Russell, George Wallington, Stu Williamson, and Kai Winding. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, still sealed with price sticker remnants on front.)

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VariousChristmas Party With The Stars ... CD
Sony/One Way, 1983. Used ... $4.99
Songs from Jim Nabors, Bobby Vinton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Vikki Carr, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tony Bennett, and Barbara Streisand. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousKing R&B Box Set (4CD set) ... CD
King, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 4CD ... $21.99 29.99
A really great collection of work from the early years of King Records – music from a time when the Cincinnati label was one of the key forces in helping shape the sound of R&B in the years before soul music – always with a quality level that set them apart from the rest! Sure, plenty of folks know Atlantic Records and Chess, but back at the time of these recordings, King might have had both of them beat – a label with a fantastic ear for the sorts of acts who were turning late swing and jump blues into something leaner and groovier – a range of artists that includes vocal groups, solo singers, and instrumental combos! There's plenty of classics here, but the package digs nicely into the deeper range of King as well – and as a special bonus, there's even a few unusual spoken passages from the legendary label owner, Syd Nathan. The set features 87 tracks in all, a very big booklet of notes, and work by artists who include Smokey Smothers, Bullmoose Jackson, The Dominoes, Johnny Watson, The Charms, Tiny Topsy, Champion Jack Dupree, Mabel Scott, The Midnighters, Wynonie Harris, Lucky Millinder, Roy Brown, Lonnie Johnson, Todd Rhodes, Little Esther, Dave Bartholomew, The Swallows, Roy Byrd, Tiny Bradshaw, Sonny Thompson, The King Pins, Otis Williams & The Charms, The Ravens, Little Willie Littlefield, Hank Ballard, and many others! CD

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VariousMerry Blue Christmas ... CD
Fuel 2000, 2002. Used ... $6.99
Features music by Charles Brown, Big Joe Williams, Johnny Adams, Lowell Fulson, Smokey Hogg, Big Joe Turner, Lester Williams, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Johnny Winter. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRoot Hog Or Die Vol 1 – I'm A Rambler, I'm A Gambler ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special series! Titles on this first volume include "One Two Three" by Anita Wilkins, "Hambone" by Steven Wright, "Sally Ann Johnson" by Clark Kessinger, "Go Down Old Hannah" by Ernest Williams, "New Prospect" by United Sacred Harp Musical Association, and "Finnish Waltz" by Abraham Juhani. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSummer Records Anthology 1974 to 1988 ... CD
Summer/Light In The Attic, Mid 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $5.99
Another blistering treasure trove of Canadian reggae! You heard us right, this batch of deep and heavy roots comes all the way from Toronto, and though it may be geographically isolated from the Caribbean, the vibes are deeply rooted foundation rock, not unlike some of the other astoundingly great material the folks at Light In The Attic have reissued. Jerry Brown's Summer Records imprint churned out no small number of tremendous reggae cuts, as this excellent compilation documents, working with West Indian ex-pats, visiting luminaries and local talent, too! The tracks run the gamut from bright and crisp to murky smoked out but it's all unbelievably great and will open your eyes to a whole new scene in the same way that the refreshing Jamaica Toronto set did! 15 tracks in all, including "Love Makes The World Go Round", "Warrior" and "Jah Jah Live Forever" by Johnny Osbourne, "Sufferer" and "Awakening" by Earth, Roots & Water, "Run Them A Run" by Willi Williams, "Reach My Destiny" by Noel Ellis, "Dreadlock Lady" by Jerry Brown, "Come Together" by Bobby Gaynair and Earth, Roots & Water, and "Mankind" by Adrian Homer Miller and Earth, Roots & Water. Plus as a bonus, there's a DVD layer on the CD, with 20 minutes of excellent archival footage of Jerry Brown and his artists in the studio and at the dance! CD
(Dual Disc includes documentary shot in Toronto between 1979 & 1982.)

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VariousVintage Blues ... LP
RCA (Germany), 1940s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Includes selections by Big Maceo, Dr Clayton, Arthur Crudup, Jazz Gillum, Lonne Johnson, Piano Red, St Louis Jimmy, Arbee Stidham, Sunnyland Slim, Roosevelt Sykes, Tampa Red, Big Joe Williams, and Sonny Boy Williamson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonChronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – 1929/30 ... CD
Classics (France), 1929/1930. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Barney Bigard, Arthur Whetsol, Wellman Braud, Fred Guy, and Tricky Sam. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington At Carnegie Hall – December 11, 1943 ... LP
Everest, 1943. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Wallace Jones, and Ray Nance on trumpet, Rex Stewart on coronet, Joe Nanton and Juan Tizol on trombone, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Johnny Hodges and Otto Hardwick on alto, Elmer Skippy Williams on tenor, Harry Harney on baritone, Junior Raglan on bass, and Sonny Greer on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke's Men – The Small Groups Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 30s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Work by Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams and His Rug Cutters, and Rex Stewart and His 52nd Street Stompers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonFar East Suite – Special Mix (Bluebird) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Ellington's greatest albums of the 60s – and a record tinged with Eastern themes and darkly angular modern arrangements. The group here features Ellington stalwarts Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, and Rufus Jones – and the players work together tightly to craft the suite of tracks based on Ellington's impressions of recent travels through the Mid and Far East during the 60s. Titles include "Tourist Point Of View", "Isfahan", "Depk", "Mount Harissa", "Amad", "Agra", and "Blue Pepper". Plus, the CD reissue features 4 alternate takes not on the LP! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of "Sing Sing Sing". CD
(Includes slipcover.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFat Albert Rotunda ... LP
Warner, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The start of funky funky Herbie Hancock! This album's the first to feature Herbie really breaking away from his straight jazz work – moving into a groove that's nice and funky, using electric piano along with acoustic, to forge the sound that he'd develop famously over the 70s. The album's got a harder, heavier sound than some of his straight electric ones – and it features a larger group with soloists that include Johnny Coles on trumpet and Joe Henderson on tenor – plus some sweet basslines from Buster Williams – all led by Herbie into a tight soul jazz flurry of excellent tracks! Includes the cuts "Fat Mama" and "Wiggle Waggle", both sample favorites, plus "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" and "Lil Brother". Classic stuff, and one of his best records ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch at the opening and top seam.)
 
 
 



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