Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

All Categories

$




Items/page

Junior Mance Edit search Phrase match

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 3
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Junior ManceAt Town Hall – Vol 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $16.99
A really wonderful setting for the piano of Junior Mance – not a trio date, but a live session with a quartet – and one that features some very strong contributions from Houston Person on tenor! The vibe is almost more like some of Person's records of the time, but handled with a bit more care and class by Enja – and in addition to Houston's tenor and Junior's piano, the group also features Calvin Hill on bass and Alvin Queen on drums – two players who do a great job of keeping up with the boundless energy of the others on the album's nicely long tracks! Titles on this second volume include "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Blues In The Closet", "Some Other Blues", "My Romance", and "Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Junior ManceNadja ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $16.99 About November 17, 2021
... CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Junior ManceAt Town Hall – Vol 1 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful setting for the piano of Junior Mance – not a trio date, but a live session with a quartet – and one that features some very strong contributions from Houston Person on tenor! The vibe is almost more like some of Person's records of the time, but handled with a bit more care and class by Enja – and in addition to Houston's tenor and Junior's piano, the group also features Calvin Hill on bass and Alvin Queen on drums – two players who do a great job of keeping up with the boundless energy of the others on the album's nicely long tracks! Titles on this volume include "Nadja", "Harlem Lullaby", "Small Fry", "I Cried For You", and "Jubilation". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)
 
Possible matches: 19
Possible matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cannonball AdderleySophisticated Swing – Emarcy Small Group Sessions (Sophisticated Swing/Cannonball's Sharpshooters/To The Ivy League From Nat/Enroute) ... CD
EmArcy, Late 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
4 early Cannonball Adderley albums on 2 CDs! The package is a brilliantly put-together look at Cannon's early style – forged at Mercury in the years before he settled into soul jazz fame in the 60s, a mix of hardbop styles that shows his genius even as a young player, working with players that include brother Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Jimmy Cobb, and Sam Jones, as tight a combo as Cannon had in the 60s, and a bit more versatile too! The set features a total of 36 tracks, some great notes, and a wealth of excellent titles that will have you rediscovering why you like Cannonball Adderley all over again! Titles include "Bimini", "Porky", "Another Kind Of Soul", "Jubilation", "Our Delight", "Stay On It", "Fuller bop Man", "That Funky Train", "Sam's Tune", "Miss Jackie's Delight", and "Cobbweb". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Clifford BrownJams 2 – Clifford Brown All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great rare material from Clifford Brown's legendary days at Emarcy – tracks recorded as part of the Dinah Jams vocal sessions, but done in a much more extended jam session mode! Washington sings a bit on 2 of the tracks, but the main focus here is on Brownie working with a jamming set of instrumentalists that really open up on extended solo work. The album features 2 groups – one with the great Walter Benton on tenor, Herb Geller and Joe Maini on altos, and Kenny Drew on piano – the other with Clark Terry on trumpet, Geller on alto, Harold Land on tenor, and Junior Mance on piano – great lineups on both sessions! Tracks are long, very much in the "jams" feeling of the title – and titles include "Coronado", "I'll Remember April", and "Crazy He Calls Me". CD
(Out of print, 1998 Rainbow CD pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi.)

Possible matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Clifford Brown, Harold Land, Herb Geller, et alJam Session ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... About November 25, 2021
Classic Emarcy album that has a good portion of the label's jazz stars – including Clark Terry, Max Roach, Junior Mance, Dinah Washington, and Maynard Ferguson – all playing live in the studio, in a freer, Verve-ish kind of jam session that was not typical of the label's usual work. Tracks include "Darn That Dream", "Move", "My Funny Valentine", and "Bess, You Is My Woman Now". CD

Possible matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinBlues Up & Down/Griff & Lock ... CD
Milestone/Jazzland, 1960/1961. Used ... $9.99
During the early 60s, tenor giants Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis teamed up to cut a series of monster LPs that are still defined today as some of the best examples ever of a twin tenor frontline! The records matched hardbop solo intensity with tight soul jazz grooving – and nobody was better equipped to handle such a combo as Griff and Lockjaw. Two of those great LPs are pulled together for this CD – Blues Up & Down and Griff & Lock, both originally issued for the Jazzland label, and darn hard to find. Rhythm is by either Junior Mance or Lloyd Mayers on piano, plus Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums. Titles include "Hey Lock!", "Midnight At Mintons", "Good Bait", "Oh, Gee", "Layin On Mellow", and "Leapin On Lenox". CD
(On Demand CDr pressing.)

Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny GriffinJG ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
Excellent early work by Johnny Griffin – a rare quartet session recorded in Chicago, with the same lineup (Junior Mance & Wilbur Ware) that appeared with him on Ware's legendary Chicago Scene album! The tracks are straight-ahead quartet hardbop – short, but with great tenor work by Griffin – angular, imaginative, and really breaking out of tenor modes of the early 50s. Original titles include "Lollypop", "Satin Wrap", "Riff Raff", and "Bee-Ees" – and the group does some nice work on a few mellower ballads as well! CD

Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Irene KralBetter Than Anything ... CD
AVA/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great work by a great singer – the far under-recorded Irene Kral, a lovely lady who really bridges a number of different camps in the vocal jazz world! At one level, Irene's got the coolness of a Christy or Connor, but at another, she's got a more open, swinging, and soulful style – one that comes off with none of the hoke of Anita O'Day, and which is a perfect balance between class, cool, and easy going honesty. The trio of Junior Mance provides the backings, and titles include "Better Than Anything", "The Meaning Of The Blues", "Passing By", "No More", "Nobody Else But Me", "This Is Always", and "It's A Wonderful World". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Better Than Anything ... CD 11.99

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Irene KralBetter Than Anything ... CD
AVA/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1963. Used ... $11.99
Great work by a great singer – the far under-recorded Irene Kral, a lovely lady who really bridges a number of different camps in the vocal jazz world! At one level, Irene's got the coolness of a Christy or Connor, but at another, she's got a more open, swinging, and soulful style – one that comes off with none of the hoke of Anita O'Day, and which is a perfect balance between class, cool, and easy going honesty. The trio of Junior Mance provides the backings, and titles include "Better Than Anything", "The Meaning Of The Blues", "Passing By", "No More", "Nobody Else But Me", "This Is Always", and "It's A Wonderful World". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sonny StittGivin' Away The Store ... CD
32 Jazz, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
With Roy Brooks, Jimmy Cobb, Alan Dawson, Walter Davis, George Duvivier, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, Billy Higgins, Sam Jones, Duke Jordan, Herbie Lewis, Junior Mance, Cedar Walton, and Leroy Williams. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sonny StittKaleidoscope ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal set of Sonny Stitt recordings for Prestige – material that was originally issued on singles and 10" LPs, pulled together to make one classic album! The material here was recorded in 1951 and 1952, and shows Stitt at all of his prime youthful power – blowing beautifully with a razor-sharp tone, and a sense of improvisational imagination that few others could match! Sonny plays alto, tenor, and baritone – and other players include Joe Newman on trumpet, Kenny Drew or Junior Mance on piano, and Art Blakey on drums. Titles include "Cherokee", "Imagination", "Can't We Be Friends", "Liza", "Cool Mambo", "Sonny Sounds", and "Blue Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black NYC pressing, with the deep groove & RVG etch – nice and clean! Cover has a few light notes on the back, and light wear in one corner – but is pretty great too.)

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dinah WashingtonAfter Hours With Miss D ... CD
EmArcy, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
Dinah's in a perfect setting here – one that gets more jazz out of her style than other records at the time! The "after hours" setting has Dinah singing with a relaxed jazz combo – one that features Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Paul Quinichette on tenor, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Junior Mance on piano – as well as some other nice touches, like congas from Candido, and a bit of organ work from Jackie Davis! The tunes still have the slightly bluesy feel of Dinah's other work, but are more jazz-based in their phrasing and presentation – and titles include "A Foggy Day", "Bye Bye Blues", "Am I Blue", "Blue Skies", and "Love For Sale". CD features one bonus track – an unedited "Blue Skies", which runs over three minutes longer than the originally released version! CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition. Still sealed with a mark through barcode.)

Possible matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dinah WashingtonDinah Jams (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. Used ... $9.99
One of the best jazz-based sessions recorded by Dinah Washington in the 50s – appropriately titled Dinah Jams, which is a pretty good reference to the feeling of the set! The sessions were recorded in a relatively relaxed, intimate feel – not necessarily as unbridled as a true jam session might be, but with a lot more interplay between the instrumentalists in the group than you might get on a typical 50s jazz session. And with horn players that include Cliford Brown, Harold Land, and Herb Geller – alongside rhythm by Junior Mance, Richie Powell, and Max Roach – you'd have to expect that there'd be some good interplay on the set! Titles include "I've Got You Under My Skin", "No More", "Darn That Dream", "You Go To My Head", and a nice open-ended version of "I'll Remember April"! CD
(Out of print 24-bit remaster.)

Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dinah WashingtonIn The Land Of Hi Fi ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
The Hi Fi in the title might imply that there's a bit more going on here arrangement-wise than on some of Dinah's other albums – but the scoring by Hal Mooney is still pretty straight, in a sophisticated jazzy mode that works best with the vocals, and which never overwhelms the singing for sake of some silly instrumental flourishes. Junior Mance plays piano with the group, and titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "My Ideal", "Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You", "If I Were A Bell", "Say It Isn't So", and "What'll I Tell My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has aging, some gloss peel, and minor seam splitting. Vinyl has a short click on "Let Me Love You".)

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ben WebsterLive At Pio's (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enja/Pure Pleasure (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A great small club date from Ben Webster – different than some of his European concerts of his final years, in that this one was done at a lounge in Rhode Island, and maybe has a bit more bite and focus overall! The tracks are short, and Webster gets superb rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Junior Mance on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – who really come out swinging, and push Ben to take some of his boldest solos of the period – plenty of bite throughout, and a fire that you don't always hear on his other 60s recordings. Titles include "Cookin For T", "Sunday", "Pennies From Heaven", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Gone With The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing – first time on vinyl!)

Possible matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Dizzy GillespieHave Trumpet Will Excite ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Diz breaks past his bop playing, takes a bit of a turn towards swing-based material, and also hits this nice rolling groove that gives a bit of a peek at the way he'd sound in the 60's, when he had Lalo Schifrin on piano, and more of a Latin sound. He's backed here by Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Given the soul jazz leanings of the group, the set's a lot hipper than you'd expect from Verve at the time, and is certainly worthy of the use of the word "excite" in the title. The tracks are all standards, but the group grooves openly, and makes a heck of a lot out of the material. Titles include "My Man", "St. Louis Blues", and "Woody'n You". CD also features 4 unissued bonus tracks – alternate takes of tunes on the LP! CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition. Digipack has some very light edgewear.)

Possible matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ George Shearing & Cannonball AdderleyAt Newport ... CD
Pablo, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
On tracks 1 to 5; Cannonball Adderley on alto saxophone, Nat Adderley on trumpet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. On tracks 6 to 11; George Shearing on piano, Emil Richards on vibes and percussion, Toots Thieleman on guitar, Al McKibbon bass, and Percy Brice on drums. CD

Possible matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittTogether Again For The Last Time ... LP
Prestige, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
1973 recording that would become the last that Jug and Stitt did before Jug's untimely death in the mid 70's. Duke Pearson produced it (even though it wasn't for Blue Note), and the group includes Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and either Mickey Roker or Ajaramu on drums. Tracks include "One For Amos", "The Window Pain", "Saxification", and "I'll Close My Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging down the opening.)

Possible matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ray CrawfordSmooth Groove ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the only albums ever cut as a leader by soul jazz guitarist Ray Crawford – a contemporary of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, but a player who's hardly ever gotten his due! This rare date was originally recorded for the short-lived Candid label back in 1961, but was only issued two decades later as part of the Candid revival – a fact that makes the album even more noteworthy! The set's got a really solid groove that reminds us a fair bit of Grant Green's best early 60s work for Blue Note – as Ray's playing in a tight, single-line format on most numbers – working with a very hip group that includes Johnny Coles on trumpet, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Junior Mance on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Tracks are all nice and long – very open, with plenty of solo space – and are all originals by Crawford as well. Titles include "Smooth Groove", "I Knew Prez", "Impossible", "Miss April", and "The Compendium Suite". Shoulda been a 60s classic – but at least we've finally gotten it released! CD

Possible matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsZoning (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mary/Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Mary Lou Williams – a set recorded during the 70s period when she was mixing in a bit of funk with her jazz! The sound here is wonderful – quite different than other work you might know from Williams, and much more in the sort of groove you'd expect from Junior Mance, Ray Bryant, Ramsey Lewis, or other soul jazz-oriented pianists! Williams plays acoustic piano in a very hip trio with Mickey Roker on drums and Bob Cranshaw on electric bass – the latter of whom brings in this well-rounded, soul-drenched tone that's a lot like the bass work on some of Monty Alexander's own best albums from the 70s. And Williams herself is totally great too – playing with some slightly exotic tones at points, and with a really in-the-pocket groove at others. Funky tracks include "Intermission" and "Rosa Mae" – and other titles include "Ghost Of Love", "Medi II", "Zoning Fungus", and a great version of Dizzy Gillespie's "Olinga". CD also features 2 previously unreleased tracks – "Syl-O-Gism" and an alternate of "Gloria". CD

Possible matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ben WebsterLive At Pio's ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great small club date from Ben Webster – different than some of his European concerts of his final years, in that this one was done at a lounge in Rhode Island, and maybe has a bit more bite and focus overall! The tracks are short, and Webster gets superb rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Junior Mance on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – who really come out swinging, and push Ben to take some of his boldest solos of the period – plenty of bite throughout, and a fire that you don't always hear on his other 60s recordings. Titles include "Cookin For T", "Sunday", "Pennies From Heaven", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Gone With The Wind". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)
Also available Live At Pio's (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99
 
Partial matches: 6
Partial matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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 3, 2021
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

Partial matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ 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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

Partial matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dexter GordonOur Man In Amsterdam ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1969. Used ... $8.99
Dexter Gordon on the European scene at the end of the 60s – blowing with that bold, well-formed tone that makes extended performances like this so great – almost a casebook lesson on tenor-based invention – set to some well-crafted rhythms by a trio that features Cees Slinger on piano, Jacques Schols on bass, and Han Bennink on drums! The players offer a nice change from some other Gordon dates of this nature – but still really let Dexter take the lead strongly on tenor – blowing openly on 9 minute-plus versions of "Fried Bananas", "What's New", "Good Bait", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Junior", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD
(Out of print and still sealed. Case has a small cutout hole.)

Partial matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Magic SlimHighway Is My Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
At the time of this set, Magic Slim called Chicago his home – but the title may well be apt, as the set was recorded overseas in the Barclay Studios in Paris, at a time when Slim was hitting the highway to reach a wide global audience with his music! Despite that displacement, though, there's a very rooted vibe to the whole set – a searingly tight quartet performance that features Slim on guitar and vocals, Alabama Junior on second guitar, Nick Holt on bass, and Fred Below on drums – a rock-solid group who are captured here without any trappings at all – just a core focus on the sorts of sounds that Magic Slim would deliver to an intimate crowd back home. Titles include "I Love You Baby", "Living In My Neighborhood", "Highway Is My Home", "I'm Mad", "Tell Me Baby", "Man Or Mouse", and "Country Girl". CD features 3 more bonus tracks from the sessions! CD

Partial matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Horace SilverLive In Paris 1959 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful late 50s live recording from the Horace Silver Quintet – one that features some very long performances of key songs from the group's book, with some very extended solos, and a much different vibe than some of the studio versions! As with the Jazz Messengers during this time, the Silver group just couldn't miss – and they really brought something special to live performances, which could often give Horace space to be expressive in completely different ways, and the horn players a chance to state their genius even more than ever! In this case, the genius talents are Junior Cook on tenor and Blue Mitchell on trumpet – in the group with Gene Taylor on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include an 18 minute take on "Doodlin", a 12 minute take on "Senor Blues", and a long version of "Sweet Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

Partial matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Dexter GordonLive At The Amsterdam Paradiso Vol 2 ... CD
Catfish/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon on the European scene at the end of the 60s – blowing with that bold, well-formed tone that makes extended performances like this so great – almost a casebook lesson on tenor-based invention – set to some well-crafted rhythms by a trio that features Cees Slinger on piano, Jacques Schols on bass, and Han Bennink on drums! The players offer a nice change from some other Gordon dates of this nature – but still really let Dexter take the lead strongly on tenor – blowing openly on long takes of tunes that include "Junior", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Rhythm A Ning". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)
 
 
 



⇑ Top