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✨✧ Kenny BurrellAll Day Long/All Night Long ... CD
Prestige/Not Now, Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great 2LP set on 1 CD that reissues two of the best blowing sessions on Prestige from the late 50s – All Day Long and All Night Long – proof that Kenny Burrell could hit a nice groove when he wanted to! The tracks are all long and very open-ended, with players that include Mal Waldron, Jerome Richardson, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor. Side one features a great long track called "All Night Long", with loads of space and plenty of great soloing, and side three features "All Day Long", which is in a similar mode. Other tracks include "Flickers", "Boo Lu", "Slim Jim", "Say Listen", and "AT" – all a bit tighter, and still very nice. CD

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Kenny BurrellBest Of Kenny Burrell (Prestige) ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99 4.99
Includes the songs "I'll Close My Eyes", "Montono Blues", "All Of You", "It's A Wonderful World", "I Never Knew", "Boo-Lu", "Minor Mishap", and "All Day Long". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on CD.)

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Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $6.99 9.99
Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles on this volume include "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", and "Caravan". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny BurrellEllington Is Forever ... CD
Fantasy, 1975. Used ... $9.99 12.99
Features Jimmy Smith on keyboards, and Jerome Richardson and Joe Henderson on reeds! CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell (Blue Note 1543) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99 On October 7, 2022
Early genius from Kenny Burrell – a set that features the guitarist sounding beautiful in a variety of settings, all of them great! The format really mixes things up nicely – almost showing a more diverse Kenny than in later years – as one track is solo, and the others feature quartet, quintet, and sextet lineups – with players who include JR Monterose or Frank Foster on tenor, Tommy Flanagan or Bobby Timons on piano, Oscar Pettiford or Sam Jones on bass, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Kenny Clarke or Shadow Wilson on drums. The solo track is a great version of "But Not For Me" – and other titles include "Mexico City", "Cheeta", "Phinupi", and "Now See How You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy cover and vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 7.

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Kenny BurrellNight At The Vanguard ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1959. Used ... $6.99
A hip live date from Kenny Burrell – recorded with a trio that includes Richard Davis on bass and Roy Haynes on drums – both of whom help Kenny find a groove that's a bit lighter and more fluid than usual! The rhythms here are quite gentle, almost spare at times – and always touched with Haynes' great sense of lyricism. Kenny's guitar lines are right out front, freely flowing with plenty of warm chromatic hues, and styles that echo a bit more modernism than we've heard in other work of his from the late 50s. Titles include "Well You Needn't", "Trio", "All Night Long", and "Soft Winds". CD
(Out of print, small punch through traycard artwork and booklet.)

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Kenny BurrellOde To 52nd Street ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $18.99
A really wonderful Chess/Cadet session from the 60s – not the bop-styled record you might expect from the 52nd Street reference in the title! Instead, the whole thing's more of a cool Chicago take on soul jazz – with these great large arrangements from Richard Evans, backing strong solos in the lead from guitarist Kenny Burrell – sounding wonderful here, almost in a Verve Records 60s mode – floating over the top of a variety of material, both mellow and upbeat, all very groovy! Side one features the extended "Suite For Guitar & Orchestra" – and side two features "I Want My Baby Back", "Soulero", "Con Alma", and "Blues Fuse". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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Kenny BurrellWeaver Of Dreams ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1961. Used ... $9.99
One of the rarest Kenny Burrell albums – and one of the most unusual, too! Unlike other records, on which Kenny just plays guitar – this set has the jazzman also doing a bit of singing, sweetly crooning alongside his instrument with a surprising amount of charm! Burrell's got the feel of some backroom singer in the bebop years – deep-toned and mellow, but still pretty swinging – and the album's a great illustration of this overlooked side of his talents. The group features Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Bobby Jaspar plays a bit of tenor sax at times – on titles that include "Hootchie Koo", "A Fine Romance", "The Blues Is Awful Mean", "The More I See You", "I'll Buy You A Star", "Afternoon In Paris", and "Weaver Of Dreams". CD
(Please note the tray card is missing one spine.)

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Kenny Burrell & Jimmy SmithBlue Bash (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar lines provide wonderful company for Smith on the date – shading in his Hammond lines with a nice sense of color, in ways that really fit the late nite setting of the record. Other players on the date include either Bill English or Mel Lewis on drums, George Duvivier or Milt Hinton on bass, Vince Gambella on guitar, and Art Marotti on percussion – and titles include "Kenny's Sound", "Blues For Del", "Blue Bash", "Travelin", and "Soft Winds". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (RVG remaster series) ... CD 7.99

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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used ... $7.99
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". CD
Also available Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... CD 6.99

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Kenny Burrell with Coleman HawkinsBluesy Burrell ... CD
Moodsville/OJC, 1962. Used ... $8.99
A great little album from Kenny Burrell – one that has Ray Barretto's congas on most cuts, giving the album a similar Latiny feel to Kenny's classic Midnight Blue album on Blue Note! The Latin undercurrent hits both New York and bossa-styled modes – a great setting for Burrell's thin, snakey lines on guitar – and also a surprisingly great showcase for the tenor of Coleman Hawkins, which really opens up nicely in this setting – in ways that are a bit like his own bossa date for Impulse, or the sound of Ike Quebec's Soul Samba album! Rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums – and titles include "Tres Talbras", "Montono Blues", "Guilty", "No More", and "It's Getting Dark". CD

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Donald Byrd & Kenny BurrellAll Night Long ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Sublime late 50s hardbop – recorded in the best Prestige blowing session mode! The record has an incredibly open-ended feel – as you might probably guess from the track "All Night Long", which runs for all of side one, and gives all the players included plenty of room to work out their best solo moments! Members of the group here include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Hank Mobley on tenor, Jerome Richardson on flute and tenor, Donald Byrd on trumpet, and Mal Waldron on piano – really holding the whole thing together with his dark lines on the keys! The groove is laidback, but never sloppy – and the spaciousness of side one is matched by 3 shorter tracks on side two – "Boo Lu", "Flickers", and "Little Hankie". CD
(CONDITION NOTE: disc has a small center hub crack that has been secured with two hub stickers.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – one used also with Jimmy Smith, and which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles on this volume include "Yes Baby", "Scotch Blues", and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellEllington Is Forever Vol 2 ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second volume of Duke Ellington material from Kenny Burrell – and like the first, an extremely fresh look at the tunes – given the way things change up throughout the sessions! The presentation here is nicely varied – not just a big band take on the Duke, nor some small combo musings – but instead a mixture of both, all with Burrell's guitar at the center, but also moving the spotlight to a host of other players along the way – including trombonist Quentin Jackson, trumpeters Snooky Young and Thad Jones, organist Jimmy Smith, and tenorists Joe Henderson and Jerome Richardson – all of whom add some surprisingly soulful currents to the set. Titles include "Jeep Is Jumpin", "Solitude", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Azure", "Just Squeeze Me", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", and "Orson". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring wear, edge wear, and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the more legendary albums on Blue Note from the label's classic run – and for many folks, the quintessential album from guitarist Kenny Burrell! Burrell had been playing for a number of years, and had been already recorded by Blue Note on some other excellent records – yet here, there's really something different going on – a bit more of a groove, and a harder edge from Kenny's guitar – augmented with superb work from a group that features Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on congas! The vibe is fantastic, and Turrentine's horn has a raspy edge that's beautiful – while the whole record moves with a very rhythmic groove – thanks to Ray's extra percussion contribution on the bottom! Titles include the classic groover "Chittlins Con Carne", an early jazz dance classic – plus "Soul Lament", "Wavy Gravy", and "Mule". CD

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellSeven Classic Albums (Introducing Kenny Burrell/Earthy/Guitars/All Night Long/All Day Long/Kenny Burrell/KB Blues) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1956/1957. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seven great Prestige and Blue Note albums from guitarist Kenny Burrell! CD

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✨✧ Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". CD
(OJC pressing – still sealed!)
Also available
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... CD 6.99
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (RVG remaster series) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Frank Wess with Kenny BurrellSteamin ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Frank Wess' strongest albums from the time – a harder-than-usual burner recorded with Kenny Burrell on guitar, plus Thad Jones trumpet, Mal Waldron piano, and rhythm by Paul Chambers and Art Taylor. Tracks are long and very jamming – almost in the mode of the Prestige blowing sessions of a few years hence, especially when Wess is playing tenor. Titles include "Count One", "Empty Street", "Steamin", and "Blue Jelly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, nice and clean overall. Cover has a small bit of splitting on the top seam, but is great otherwise.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellAsphalt Canyon Suite ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunner from Kenny Burrell – one of his most sophisticated and soulful sessions of the 60s! Kenny's working here with the ultra-cool arranger Johnny Pate – best known for his work with Curtis Mayfield, and his 70s soundtrack fame – but a heck of a creative talent when it comes to a jazz session like this! For the record, Pate's created these spare little backdrops – not nearly as full as those penned by Don Sebesky or Claus Ogerman – and with a gentle sort of grooving quality that really pushes Kenny along nicely. Burrell's guitar is very strongly upfront in the mix – working chromatic magic at a level hardly ever matched again on record! Side one features the extended "Asphalt Canyon Suite" – a magnificent tune that's simply sublime – and side two features 5 shorter tracks, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Going To Jim & Andy's", and "Sugar Hill". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlues – The Common Ground ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Not "blues" like you might expect from the title – but a hip batch of tracks that has guitarist Kenny Burrell soloing over these great large arrangements by Don Sebesky – playing in a warmly chromatic mode that's similar to the work that Wes Montgomery also cut with Sebesky, but with that special sense of rasp and color that's Kenny's own! The tracks all have a nicely angular quality – Burrell taking care of the frontline solos with ease, and Sebesky letting the band fall behind him in broad washes of color, tone, and mood – blue-tinged, but hardly blues at all, save for a few chromatic hues that appear from time to time. Titles include "Sausalito Nights", "Were You There", "Burning Spear", "Angel Eyes", "The Preacher", and "The Common Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the more legendary albums on Blue Note from the label's classic run – and for many folks, the quintessential album from guitarist Kenny Burrell! Burrell had been playing for a number of years, and had been already recorded by Blue Note on some other excellent records – yet here, there's really something different going on – a bit more of a groove, and a harder edge from Kenny's guitar – augmented with superb work from a group that features Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on congas! The vibe is fantastic, and Turrentine's horn has a raspy edge that's beautiful – while the whole record moves with a very rhythmic groove – thanks to Ray's extra percussion contribution on the bottom! Titles include the classic groover "Chittlins Con Carne", an early jazz dance classic – plus "Soul Lament", "Wavy Gravy", and "Mule". LP, Vinyl record album

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John JenkinsJohn Jenkins With Kenny Burrell (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $16.99
The great John Jenkins was one of the lesser-known sax stars to come out of the Chicago scene of the late 50s – but he was also one of the best! Jenkins played alto impeccably – with boppish agility, and a deep sense of soul that worked great on this one and only Blue Note session as a leader. The group features Kenny Burrell playing some of his best work on record – and the rhythm section features Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – playing in a rare non-Mingus appearance! Tracks include "Motif", "Sharon", "Blues For Two", and "Chalumeau" – and the session is a wonderful bit of lost Blue Note – great sharp edges from Jenkins' alto, and some warmer, rounder tones from Burrell on guitar. CD also features 2 bonus alternate takes. CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Pepper AdamsSeven Classic Albums (Jazzmen Detroit//Pepper Adams Quintet/Critic's Choice/Cool Sound Of Pepper Adams/Pepper-Knepper Quintet/10 to 4 at the 5 Spot/Motor City Scene) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s. Used 4CDs ... $14.99
Includes seven complete albums recorded Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Clarke, Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet Baker & Bill EvansComplete Legendary Sessions ... CD
American Jazz Classics (Spain), 1959. Used ... $4.99 6.99
Other notable sidemen include Herbie Mann on flute, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones on drums. CD

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Dee Dee BridgewaterDear Ella ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $0.99 1.99
A surprising sort of set, one in which Dee Dee Bridgewater pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald – a link we might never have expected in her style! Dee Dee's not totally copping Ella here, though – although she does sing a good number of tunes from the Fitzgerald songbook – and as usual for Bridgewater, there's a pretty unique flavor to most of the material, something that comes through strongly with help from arrangers Lou Levy, Slide Hampton, and Cecil Bridgewater! The band's upbeat and groovy on most numbers – and titles include the Kenny Burrell-penned "Dear Ella", done as a duet, plus "How High The Moon", "Mack The Knife", "A Tisket A Tasket", "Midnight Sun", "Undecided", "Oh Lady Be Good", and "If You Can't Sing It You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr Paganini)". CD

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✨✧ Donald ByrdNew Perspective ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A classic album that mixes trumpet and voices in a swirling soulful sound that worked very well for Byrd's career! Byrd's sparkling trumpet fronts a tight septet that includes Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Burrell – and which is backed by arrangements by Coleridge Perkinson and Duke Pearson. The sound is beautiful and spiritual, with a sound that mixes Blue Note hardbop with a style that would later show up on labels like Strata East, or in the experiments of Max Roach and Billy Harper. The tracks are long and moody, and the vocal group never gets in the way, but instead backs Byrd in a way that lets him hit new heights, and which gives him a stronger sense of voice. Includes the classic "Christo Redentor", plus "Chant", "The Black Disciple", and "Elijah". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has a split spine and light surface wear.)

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Paul ChambersBass On Top ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
One of the most obscure of the Paul Chambers albums on Blue Note – and one of the most interesting as well! Although best known for his solid rhythm work on late 50s hardbop recordings, Chambers breaks out here with a more introspective, more exploratory style on the bass – using the instrument "on top", as a lead solo force in a group with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Hank Jones on piano, and Art Taylor on drums. The sound is surprisingly soulful, and modern yet swinging – in the manner of Oscar Pettiford's best sides of this style. Titles include "Yesterdays", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Confessin", and "The Theme". CD
(1995 pressing.)

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Paul ChambersPaul Chambers – Mosaic Select (Whims Of Chambers/Chambers Music/The Transition Session/Paul Chambers Quintet/Bass On Top) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $49.99
Some of the best work ever recorded by bassist Paul Chambers – one of the greatest bass players in jazz! This excellent 3CD box set features the bulk of albums that Paul Chambers recorded for Blue Note as a leader, plus an earlier gem recorded for the Imperial label, and another session for the Transition label. Together, the records give an incredible picture of Chambers' work – showing why most jazz players of the 50s regarded him as one of the most important forces on his instrument, and why Chambers had some unique talents that made him one of the few bassists to regularly record albums as a leader. Players on the albums include John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Clifford Jordan, Pepper Adams, and Curtis Fuller – and the albums include Chamber's Music, Whims Of Chambers, Paul Chambers Quintet, Bass On Top, and Transition Session. 32 tracks in all! CD
(Numbered, limited edition of 5000 – in great shape!)

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✨✧ Paul ChambersWhims Of Chambers ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $14.99
One of the few great records that Paul Chambers made as a leader, and a haunting set of somber hardbop recorded with Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, and John Coltrane. The writing is great, and the group has a nice dark edge that gives the session a slightly different sound than other Blue Note albums from the time. Chambers leads off with the bass on most tracks, kind of putting the work at an off-center pace that really gives it a fresh feel – and which makes it different from the straighter bop sound of his albums as a leader on Vee Jay. Tracks include "We Six", "Dear Ann", "Tale Of The Fingers", and "Omicron". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny ClarkMy Conception (plus unissued session) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957/1959. Used ... $9.99
An album that was recorded right in the middle of the fantastic run of Blue Note albums by pianist Sonny Clark – but a set that wasn't issued until many years later, even though it's one of the best of the bunch! The vibe here is prime late 50s Blue Note – not just thanks to Sonny's great work on piano, and the fresh tunes that he brought to the set – but also because the rest of the group is a really all-star lineup too – Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Blakey on drums! The set's got Clark at his most lyrical – playing with a lot of hardbop fire, but also some touches of Horace Silver soulfulness, a perfect match for session-mates Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley. Mobley's in particularly fine form at this point, and the whole set's a real winner! Titles include "Junka", "Blues Blue", "Minor Meeting", and "Royal Flush". The record is paired here with another lost session, one from 1957 that features Clifford Jordan on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar. There's a total of 9 brilliantly remastered tracks on the CD – and the set's one of the best bunch of tracks we've ever heard from the great lost piano talent of Sonny Clark. CD
(On Demand CDr pressing.)

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John ColtraneRough Guide Blues Legends Presents – John Coltrane – Birth Of A Legend ... CD
World Music Network, Late 50s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Includes "Blue Train", "Naima", and "Spiral" – plus a second disc highlighting work as a sideman with Red Garland, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Burrell, Thelonious Monk, and others. CD

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✨✧ John Coltrane with Paul ChambersTranesition – The Complete Paul Chambers Sessions (Chamber's Music/Whims Of Chambers) ... CD
Blue Note/Gambit (Spain), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Some incredible early work from John Coltrane – 3 sessions recorded under the leadership of Paul Chambers, and even done before Coltrane's more famous work with Miles Davis! First up is material from the Imperial album Chamber's Music – led by Chambers, and one of the earliest small group sessions with Coltrane – a very spare batch of bass-heavy tracks with an incredibly relaxed groove. Chambers is at the full peak of his youthful talents, and solos quite a bit next to spare piano fills by Drew. Trane's tone is loud and raw, with more bluesiness than you'd expect – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "Dexterity", "Trane's Blues", and "Eastbound". Added to these are 3 more tracks from a really wonderful Massachusetts session in 1956 – recorded for Transition Records – and featuring Coltrane and Chambers with Pepper Adams, Roland Alexander, and Donald Byrd – playing, long, bluesy, almost-improvised tunes that include "Trane's Strain", "High Step", and "Nixon Dixon & Yates Blues". Last up are more tracks from the album Whims Of Chambers – again recorded under Chambers' leadership, this time for Blue Note in 1956 – with a group that includes Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, and Horace Silver. The writing is great, and the group has a nice dark edge that gives the session a slightly different sound than other Blue Note albums from the time. Chambers leads off with the bass on most tracks, kind of putting the work at an off-center pace that really gives it a fresh feel – and which makes it different from the straighter bop sound of his albums as a leader on Vee Jay. Tracks include "We Six", "Dear Ann", "Tale Of The Fingers", and "Omicron". CD features 11 tracks in all – quite possibly not all of the tracks from the albums, but the important Coltrane ones. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansQuintessence ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1977. Used ... $6.99
70s work from Evans, caught not in his typical solo or trio setting, but in an all star quintet that recalls his excellent Interplay sides. Evans is joined by Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown and Philly Joe Jones who offset Evans' contemplative approach beautifully here. 5 numbers in all, including 'Sweet Dulcinea", "Martina", "Second Time Around", "A Child Is Born" and "Bass Face". Includes the bonus track "Nobody Else But Me". CD

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Tommy FlanaganBeyond The Blue Bird ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1990. Used ... $11.99
Really special magic from pianist Tommy Flanagan – exactly the of record that shows why his approach to the piano can be so great – this wonderful balance of fuller rhythms and lighter lyrical moments – given some equal spin here by guitarist Kenny Burrell, whose work in the quartet is every bit as great as Tommy's! There's a nicely understated vibe to the record – but just because the players make things seem so effortless – such a command of their instruments the moments of beauty just keep coming at a level that's breathtaking once you stop to think about the way they're spinning things out! The group also features George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – the last of whom is perfect here – and titles include "Bluebird", "Yesterdays", "Blues In My Heart", "Barbados", "The Con Man", and "Bluebird After Dark". CD
(Original Timeless pressing.)
Also available Beyond The Blue Bird – Another ... CD 16.99

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Tommy FlanaganBeyond The Blue Bird – Another ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Really special magic from pianist Tommy Flanagan – exactly the of record that shows why his approach to the piano can be so great – this wonderful balance of fuller rhythms and lighter lyrical moments – given some equal spin here by guitarist Kenny Burrell, whose work in the quartet is every bit as great as Tommy's! There's a nicely understated vibe to the record – but just because the players make things seem so effortless – such a command of their instruments the moments of beauty just keep coming at a level that's breathtaking once you stop to think about the way they're spinning things out! The group also features George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – the last of whom is perfect here – and this version of the album is a "part 2" to the original – with titles that include "Bluebird After Dark", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Blues In My Heart", "Barbados", "50 21", and "Something Borrowed Something Blue". Also features a bonus alternate of "You Leave Me Breathless". CD
Also available Beyond The Blue Bird ... CD 11.99

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Roland HannaDestry Rides Again ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1959. Used ... $9.99
A jazz version of a Broadway show, but an especially great one too – and a set that's really quite fresh, given the less familiar nature of the Harold Rome compositions! Hanna's presentation of the material really gets past the roots of the tunes – and he uses the songs as great vehicles for melodic improvisation – working not only in a trio that features George Duvivier on bass and Roy Barnes on drums, but also sometimes with added guitar from Kenny Burrell, who really helps break this one past standard piano trio format! Hanna's bold but lyrical approach is a perfect fit for the tunes – and titles include "Hoop De Dingle", "I Say Hello", "Once Knew A Fella", "That Ring On The Finger", "I Know Your Kind", and "Fair Warning". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Destry Rides Again ... LP 11.99

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Roland HannaDestry Rides Again ... LP
Atco, 1959. Near Mint- ... $11.99 38.99
A jazz version of a Broadway show, but an especially great one too – and a set that's really quite fresh, given the less familiar nature of the Harold Rome compositions! Hanna's presentation of the material really gets past the roots of the tunes – and he uses the songs as great vehicles for melodic improvisation – working not only in a trio that features George Duvivier on bass and Roy Barnes on drums, but also sometimes with added guitar from Kenny Burrell, who really helps break this one past standard piano trio format! Hanna's bold but lyrical approach is a perfect fit for the tunes – and titles include "Hoop De Dingle", "I Say Hello", "Once Knew A Fella", "That Ring On The Finger", "I Know Your Kind", and "Fair Warning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove and harp logo – vinyl and cover are nice, save for some very light fading on the spine.)
Also available Destry Rides Again ... CD 9.99

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Coleman HawkinsHawk Relaxes (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, 1961. Used ... $6.99
The Hawk Relaxes, but never lets himself go – and a set like this is a great illustration of the gentle genius that made so many later Coleman Hawkins records so great! The relaxed setting for this record is a perfect setting for Hawkins to open up and stretch out – working his tenor with a sound that has surprising modern edges, and unusual twists and turns, yet still all the careful economy of his better-known classic sides. There's a command of the instrument here that few other aging players ever seemed to muster – always a sense of new discovery and invention that marks the work strongly, even at a time when Hawkins could have been sitting on his laurels, playing the same old tune! Titles are all standards, but don't let that fool you – because there's plenty of magic in Coleman's versions of "Moonglow", "Just A Gigolo", "Speak Low", "When Day Is Done", and "I'll Never Be The Same". Oh, and we almost forgot – just because we're so focused on Hawkins – the other players include Ronnell Bright on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums – making a surprising early appearance here! CD

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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisBlue Rabbit ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $6.99 11.99
Johnny Hodges works with some nice small group backing here – only just a bit of organ from Wild Bill Davis, plus more from Ray Jackson, a Hammond player we don't know at all – and other work by Kenny Burrell and Mundell Lowe on guitar, Wendell Marshall and Richard Davis on bass, and Osie Johnson and Bobby Donaldson on drums. Titles include "Mud Pie", "Blues O Mighty", "Tangerine", "Fiddler's Fancy", and "Wisteria". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout notch with light wear on corner, but is nice overall.)

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Milt JacksonBags & Flutes ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Excellent late 50s work by Milt Jackson for Atlantic! Bags & Flutes is very much in the style of Milt's classic Savoy sides from the preceding couple of years – mixing together his jazzy vibes with light lilting solos on flute, either by Bobby Jaspar or Frank Wess, Milt's old compatriot from the Savoy sessions. Piano is by Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones, and Kenny Burrell plays guitar on the whole album. Tracks include "Ghana", "Connie's Blues", "Sandy", "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" and "Bag's New Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light surface wear.)

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Milt Jackson & Coleman HawkinsBean Bags ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1958. Used ... $7.99
A wonderful little record – a real standout in both the careers of Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins! The album captures Hawk during his great later years – that time when his sound was even more soulful and inventive than ever – with lots of odd modern undercurrents that really work nicely with the album's slight Latin inflections – a bit like those you might hear on some of Hawkins' Impulse Records material from the same generation. Milt Jackson's vibes are great too – chromatic and edgey, and set up with rhythm support from Kenny Burrell on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Indian Blues", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Sandra's Blues", "Stuffy", and "Close Your Eyes". CD
(1998 Koch pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Illinois JacquetBirthday Party Vol 2 ... LP
JRC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
With Joe Newman on trumpet, Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Jimmie Smith on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Jack Six on bass, Roy Haynes on drums, and with Gerry Mulligan on baritone and James Moody on tenor and flute. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Wynton KellyKeep It Moving (Wynton Kelly/Kelly Blue) ... LP
Milestone, 1958/1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A 70s two-fer that compiles that albums Wynton Kelly and Kelly Blue – both recorded for Riverside during the late 50s, when Kelly had really begun to cook as a soul bop player! The first album features Kelly with a quartet that includes Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones; and the second features a larger group with Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, Benny Golson, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb, plus a few other tracks done only in trio format. Titles include "Keep It Moving", "Strong Man", "Ill Wind", "Action", "Whisper Not", and "Kelly Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Les McCannSoul Hits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A really hard-hitting groover from the great 60s trio of Les McCann – a set that adds in some extra guitar from Joe Pass, who definitely sounds his most soulful on the set! Joe grooves perfectly with Les' piano – and has almost a Kenny Burrell-like depth in tone throughout – one that we're not as likely to hear on other Pass sessions of this vintage, possibly because of the excellent rhythms from Paul Chambers on bass and Paul Humphrey on drums! Tunes are definitely the soul hits promised in the title – mostly numbers that were brimming up big in the soul jazz generation of the time, but given a particular Les McCann twist. Titles include "Sister Sadie", "Bag's Groove", "Back At The Chicken Shack", "Work Song", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Groove Yard", and "Sack O Woe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has light edge wear.)

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Ike QuebecSoul Samba (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. Used ... $18.99
One of the few Blue Note albums with a bossa groove – and a great one too! The record features soulful tenor star Ike Quebec blowing in front of Brazilian-styled rhythms laid out by a combo that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a duo of Latin percussionists! Willie Bobo plays drums on the session, and the cuts have a short groovy feel, with a sax-heavy lead, in a similar style to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – but much more soulful overall, and with a nicely rougher feel on the rhythms. Really great stuff, and with titles that include "Loie", "Goin Home", "Favela", "Blue Samba", and "Shu Shu". CD
(1994 Japanese pressing.)

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Freddie RoachDown To Earth ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A tremendous album from organist Freddie Roach – arguably his best record ever for Blue Note, and a really wonderful session! The set's got Freddie opening up in a slightly hipper groove than on some of his more R&B-influenced sides – working with a quartet that includes Percy France on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks are longish, with some really great rhythms – and show Freddie moving past straight Hammond grooving, into a more righteous mode that would emerge even more on his albums for Prestige. 6 tracks in all, and the titles include "De Bug", "Ahm Miz", "Althea Soon", and "Lion Down". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsAlfie ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled with moody colors, great changes, and a vibrant sense of energy that's far deeper than the actual film! The group includes Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell, and J.J. Johnson, and they swing hard on all tracks. Titles include the 10 minute workout of "Alfie's Theme", plus a shorter "Differently" version" – plus "On Impulse", "Transition Theme", and "He's Younger Than You". Nice stuff throughout, and much more of a jazz album than a soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange and black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear and a bit of aging around the edges.)

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Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Sealed ... $19.99
A partner album of sorts to Jimmy Smith's classic Midnight Special album – recorded during the same sessions as that one, and also featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar! The sound here is almost even more open and stretched out – with only 4 long tracks on the album, 2 on each side – all offering up plenty of room for Jimmy to hit the Hammond with that keenly imaginative approach to a solo he was showing at this time – a style that proved that the instrument could do a lot more than just make weird noises or pump up the rhythm. Turrentine's tenor more than matches Jimmy's solos for imagination – and titles include "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Messy Bessie", "Minor Chant", and "Back At The Chicken Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram UME reissue, still sealed with hype sticker. Cover is lightly bent at the right side.)

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith At The Organ – The Incredible Jimmy Smith Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Wonderful early stuff from Jimmy Smith! The album is one of two great sessions that capture Smith in all his youthful prime, playing with other Blue Note greats like Art Blakey, Kenny Burrell, and Lou Donaldson – and nicely constructed tracks that take standard tunes and open them up into a whomping good soul jazz groove, thanks to Jimmy's monster organ playing. The solos are pretty free and gosh darn creative – and titles on this volume include "Plum Nellie", "Billie's Bounce", "The Duel", and "Buns A Plenty". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Includes the lined Blue Note inner sleeve. Cover has some ring and edge wear and a cut corner.)

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith At The Organ Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Jimmy Smith at the organ – and already very much at the top of his game – as an early record like this not only exposed the world to the talents of the young keyboard wizard, it also helped the Hammond find a whole new place in the world of jazz! The set's one of a flurry of crucial recordings that Smith made for Blue Note in 1957 – and it features long tracks that are very much in the raw, open, solo-filled style that Jimmy was doing in the clubs on the east coast scene – graced with superb work from Lou Donaldson on alto sax, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Art Blakey on drums! The solos are pretty free, and wonderfully creative – and titles on this volume include "Summertime", "All Day Long", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithMaster II ... CD
Blue Note/Somethin Else, 1993. Used ... $7.99
Jimmy Smith on organ, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Jimmie Smith on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Rene ThomasRemembering Rene Thomas ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
A double-length collection of material from this legendary European guitarist – a player as important to the overseas scene in the 50s as Barney Kessel and Kenny Burrell were over here! Rene Thomas hails from Belgium, but recorded some of his most important work in Paris – and although some of his key albums have been reissued, this set does a great job of filling in the gaps – by providing material from one very rare album, plus a wealth of live material that has mostly never been presented before! The set begins with the Jacques Pelzer Modern Jazz Sextet album from 1955 – a set led by alto saxophonist Pelzer, but which features equally important work from Thomas on guitar – clean, clear, and wonderfully dexterous – very much in the best modern jazz guitar tradition of the 50s! Other players include Jean Fanis on piano and Herman Sandy on trumpet – and titles include "Motion", "Whose Blues", "Lover Man", and "Stella By Starlight". The set then moves through a range of early 60s live recordings in a variety of settings, on 20 additional tracks – with the guitar of Thomas in groups that move from trios through quintets – with players include frequent partner Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, plus Jack Dieval, Amadeo Tommasi, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck on piano – and even one performance with Jimmy Smith on Hammond! Titles include "Milestones", "All Mornin Long", "Oleo", "Ballata In Forma Di Blues", "I Remember Sonny", "Blues", "Easy Living", "Our Delight", "Stardust", "Never Morning", and "It Could Happen To You". CD

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Stanley TurrentineHustlin' ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of Stanley Turrentine's few organ-based sessions for Blue Note – recorded in the company of his wife Shirley Scott, a real cooker on the Hammond who holds it down masterfully here – and great band that's filled out by Kenny Burrell on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Otis Finch on drums. The album's sound has the triple strengths of strong interplay between Stanley's tenor sax and Shirley's organ grooves, rhythms as tightly honed or loosed-limbed as duty calls, and Burrell's guitars rolling gracefully from unfussy backing to refined solos. Tracks include "Trouble No 2", "Goin Home", "Ladyfingers", "Something Happens To Me" and "The Hustler". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Stanley TurrentineJoyride ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A very successful album for Blue Note – and one that took the searing tenor sax of Stanley Turrentine and backed it with some boldly soulful arrangements from Oliver Nelson! Nelson was perfect at this sort of session – able to provide full backings that infused the record with energy, yet never dominated the space of the soloist – and Turrentine really rises to the occasion here, and matches the quality heard in similar Nelson sessions with Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson, and Cannonball Adderley! Other players in the core group here include Kenny Burrell and Herbie Hancock – but Stan's the main star of the set with his gutsy tenor lines, all blown beautifully in a way that points towards his later experiments in this mode. Titles include "Bayou", "Mattie T", "Little Sheri", and "River's Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black 'b' pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small cut corner, which has a very small stain – but otherwise, this is a great copy.)

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Dickie Wells All StarsTrombone Four In Hand ... LP
Felsted (UK), 1959. Near Mint- ... $23.99
One of the rare sessions put together for the Felsted label in 1959 by jazz critic Stanley Dance – a great showcase for the trombone of Dickie Wells, who's also joined by Benny Morton, Vic Dickenson, and George Matthews on the instrument! Skip Hall plays organ and piano, and Kenny Burrell makes an unusual appearance here on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing, in a flipback cover!)

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Jimmy WitherspoonBaby Baby Baby ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
Backings feature Kenny Burrell on guitar, Leo Wright on alto, and Gildo Mahones on piano! Titles include "Mean Old Frisco", "Rocks In My Bed", "Lonely Boy Blues", and "One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s OBC pressing.)

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Leo WrightSoul Talk ... CD
Atlantic/Water, 1970. New Copy ... $7.99 17.99
A rare soul jazz session from alto saxophonist Leo Wright – a player that we mostly know from his bossa work of the early 60s! The session's extremely noteworthy as being one of the few to feature female organist Gloria Coleman – a player with whom Wright worked on her classic 1963 date Soul Sisters, and who returns here in a very similar hard-wailing sax-and-organ mode! Wright's work on alto is incredibly deep – with a sharper bite than much of his other 60s sessions, and a gutsy down-n-dirty quality that makes the record feel like one of the best organ jazz albums at the time from Prestige. Coleman's approach to the Hammond is great too – freely skipping around with a liberated sense of rhythm, in a way that matches Wright's every twist and turn with ease – and throws a few of its own into the mix as well! The group's completed by Kenny Burrell on guitar (also sounding harder here than usual!) and Frankie Dunlop on drums – and titles include some fresh originals "Poopsie's Minor", "State Trooper", "Blue Leo", "Blues Fanfare", and "Soul Talk". CD

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Various25 Years Of Prestige ... LP
Prestige, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Not just a regular collection – as the set features a number of previously-unissued tracks – including rare cuts by Benny Golson, Red Garland, Kenny Burrell, Gene Ammons, Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear, aging, some edge wear, and tiny splits in the top seams.)

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VariousBest Blue Note Album In The World . . . . Ever! ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Lou Donaldson, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Burrell, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd, US3, John Patton, Grant Green, Jimmy Smith, Richard Elliot, and more – 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Blossom DearieMy Gentleman Friend ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A magical exercise in understatement – and one of Blossom's best albums for Verve! The late 50s session features Blossom back in the US and working with a small combo that includes Bobby Jaspar on flute, Ray Brown on bass, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Ed Thigpen on drums – all grooving with Blossom's vocals and piano in a spare, yet swinging approach to jazz! The tracks are touched with those wonderful little touches and sweetly-voiced moments that always make Blossom's records better than the rest – and titles include "Little Jazz Bird", "Gentleman Friend", "Boum", "L'Etang", and "Chez Moi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with obi – 23MJ 3193. A very nice copy!)

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✨✧ Art FarmerPh D ... CD
Contemporary, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great later date from trumpeter Art Farmer – who also plays flugelhorn here – recorded with the mighty Clifford Jordan on tenor, plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, James Williams on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums! CD
(Out of print, still sealed.)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, & OthersCats ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Cats here are all quite hip ones – and the album's one of the best Prestige Records blowing sessions from the late 50s – an all-star sextet effort that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, John Coltrane on tenor, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks are long, and open – and although each player is really at their best on their solos, there's still a sense of group unity that makes the record stand out from other efforts of its type – enough so that it's often cited as a key early entry in the Coltrane catalog. Titles include "Eclypso", "Solacium", "Tommy's Tune", and "Minor Mishap". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, & OthersCats ... LP
New Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Cats here are all quite hip ones – and the album's one of the best Prestige Records blowing sessions from the late 50s – an all-star sextet effort that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, John Coltrane on tenor, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks are long, and open – and although each player is really at their best on their solos, there's still a sense of group unity that makes the record stand out from other efforts of its type – enough so that it's often cited as a key early entry in the Coltrane catalog. Titles include "Eclypso", "Solacium", "Tommy's Tune", and "Minor Mishap". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing with obi.)

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✨✧ Illinois JacquetDesert Winds ... CD
Argo/Verve, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An easily-grooving set that features Illinois Jacquet blowing over small combo arrangements with Tommy Flanagan on piano and Kenny Burrell on guitar – plus some added Latin percussion from Willie Rodriguez! The presence of the Latin percussion really adds a nice element to the album – making the tracks dance lightly, in the "conga plus soul jazz" mode that was being employed heavily at the time on labels like Blue Note and Prestige – and in a style that really makes Jacquet hit a few new notes to match the groove! Titles include "Star Eyes", "Blues For The Early Bird", "Lester Leaps In", "Canadian Sunset", and "Desert Winds". CD
(Still sealed with domestic obi!)

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✨✧ Thad JonesDetroit-New York Junction (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius early work from the legendary Thad Jones – one of his greatest albums ever, and a sublime tribute to his talents on the trumpet! Jones has a groove here that definitely fits in nicely with the title – some of the more contemplative, expressive modes of his native Detroit scene – honed with a bit more of the sharpness that New York players were bringing to hardbop at the time! Jones' trumpet is warmly lyrical, but never in a sleepy, or too-easy sort of way – and the group here has plenty of nice edges, thanks to killer tenor sax from the under-rated Billy Mitchell, guitar from Kenny Burrell, piano from Tommy Flanagan, bass from Oscar Pettiford, and drums from Shadow Wilson. There's a tremendous balance between gentleness and depth going on here – and the album has an unbounded sense of creativity that easily makes it one of the most sparkling Blue Note sides from the time! Titles include "Little Girl Blue", "Blue Room", "Tar Riff", "Zec", and "Scratch". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyWhisper Not ... LP
Jazzland, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly wonderful set from Wynton Kelly – really fluid and swinging, and with a unique approach on half the material! The core group of the set features Kenny Burrell on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but then Jones sits it out on the second side of the record, making for a drum-less approach that's looser and freer than we might expect from Kelly. Not necessarily Ahmad Jamal, but really nice and fresh – and with tracks that include "Action", "Dark Eyes", "Strong Man", "Ill Wind", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland/Orpheum Productions pressing. Cover has a stereo sticker, a few inches of masking tape on the top seam – but looks nice overall.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithHome Cookin' (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the key classics from the Jimmy Smith years at Blue Note Records – a really groundbreaking time for the Hammond organ in jazz, as Jimmy helped take it from backrooms in bars to center stage of jazz with a record like this! The album's about as iconic as you can get for Jimmy at the label – from the fantastic cover image, to the well-crafted tunes – many of which are shorter than some of Smith's earlier jam session-styled work, and help forge a bridge between soul jazz and the emerging soul instrumental sound of the early 60s. The album features some excellent work from the obscure Percy France on tenor on most of the tracks – a player we only know from a handful of dates – next to other quartet members who include Kenny Burrell on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. Titles include "Sugar Hill", "I Got A Woman", "Motoring Along", "Gracie", and "Messin Around".CD features 5 previously unissued bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderSoul Sauce ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arguably THE classic Cal Tjader album of the 60s – a landmark album that crossed over equally into Latin, jazz, and mainstream audiences – and a stone cooker that's filled with smoking little grooves! The set's probably best known for its title track "Soul Sauce" – one of the biggest jazz hits of the 60s, and a catchy groover that was built around a riff from Dizzy Gillespie, but which also featured a groovier 60s sound, thanks to Cal's use of vibes. The whole album follows in similar format – and features great work by a core combo that includes Armando Pereza on congas, Lonnie Hewitt on piano, and Johnny Rae on drums. Titles include "Soul Sauce" – also known as "Guacha Guaro" – plus the tracks "Joao", "Leyete", "Maramoor", and a killer reading of "Afro Blue" that features guest appearances by Donald Byrd, Jimmy Heath, and Kenny Burrell. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some surface & spine wear.)

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✨✧ Kai WindingSoul Surfin' ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy little record from the famous Kai Winding – hardly the trombone jazz outing you might have guessed from Kai's famous work with JJ Johnson – and instead, an electrified set that's got plenty of cool 60s touches! Winding does play trombone, but the group also features lots of guitar from Kenny Burrell, electric piano from Paul Griffin, and ondioline from Jean Jacques Perry – who really gives the whole thing a cool sort of watery sound – making the guitar and trombone sound wonderful together! Burrell's at his boldest too – almost surf-ish in parts – and titles include the album's hit version of "More", plus "Gravy Waltz", "China Nights", "Pipeline", "Sukiyaki", "Tube Wall", "Sinner", and "Hearse Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a hype sticker and minimal wear.)

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✨✧ VariousBlue Gershwin ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Ike Quebec, Thad Jones, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Clark, Herbie Nichols, Kenny Burrell & Grover Washingto0on, McCoy Tyner, Curtis Fuller, and Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Meyers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBlue Guitar ... CD
Blue Note, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Charlie Christian, Jimmy Shirley, Tiny Grimes, T-Bone Walker, Tal Farlow, Sal Salvador, Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Grant Green, Earl Klugh, Bireli Lagrene, Al Di Meola, John Scofield, John Hart and Stanley Jordan. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCTI Records – The Cool Revolution (4CD set) ... CD
CTI, 1970s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled little set – as the collection is as cool as the sound of CTI Records back in the 70s! The unique package features an LP-sized cover – just like one of the CTI gatefold albums from back in the day – which contains 4 different CDs, each with a slightly different take on the sound of the legendary label! CD 1 is titled Straight Up – and features amazing 70s jazz from Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, George Benson, Randy Weston, Freddie Hubbard, and others. CD 2 is titled Deep Grooves/Big Hits – and features some killer numbers by Esther Phillips, Johnny Hammond, Freddie Hubbard, Deodato, Joe Farrell, and Hank Crawford. Next is CD 3, The Brazilian Connection – a beautiful demonstration of Creed Taylor's love of sounds from Rio and beyond – filled with great work from Airto, Paul Desmond, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson, and Deodato. Last up is Cool & Classic – the 4th CD, with CTI-remade work by older players such as Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Kenny Burrell, and Jim Hall – all a perfect fit for the label's new sound of the 70s! The package also features an LP-sized booklet – filled with notes and rare images! CD
(Out of print. Includes book!)

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✨✧ VariousGuitar Player Presents Jazz Guitar Classics ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Barney Kessel, Eddie Duran, Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Raney, Coleman Hawkins With Tiny Grimes And Ray Bryant, Wes Montgomery, The Trio, Billy Bean, Walter Norris, Hal Gaylor, Pat Martino, Billy Butler, Tal Farlow, Jim Hall & Ron Carter, Herb Ellis & Joe Pass. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. CD

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✨✧ Paul ChambersWhims Of Chambers ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the few great records that Paul Chambers made as a leader, and a haunting set of somber hardbop recorded with Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, and John Coltrane. The writing is great, and the group has a nice dark edge that gives the session a slightly different sound than other Blue Note albums from the time. Chambers leads off with the bass on most tracks, kind of putting the work at an off-center pace that really gives it a fresh feel – and which makes it different from the straighter bop sound of his albums as a leader on Vee Jay. Tracks include "We Six", "Dear Ann", "Tale Of The Fingers", and "Omicron". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)
Also available Whims Of Chambers ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneInterplay – The 1956 to 1958 Prestige Group Sessions (5CD set) ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue, much-needed set – one that finally pulls together all the great material recorded by John Coltrane as a sideman for Prestige Records – sessions that were scattered over a number of different albums issued over a few decades in time! The work here has cropped up often, but has never been presented so comprehensively – and the package is a firm tribute to Coltrane's early genius and tremendous powers on the tenor. Most of the settings are simple and subtle, but already show the brilliance that would blossom even more in the 60s – and sessions feature players that include Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – plus additional guests, such as Kenny Burrell on guitar. The 5CD set features a total of 34 tracks in all – packaged in a beautiful box with a 64 page book that includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff and Lewis Porter, rare artwork, and session details. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Just You Just Me", "Tenor Conclave", "Interplay", "Light Blue", "CTA", "Soul Eyes", "Dakar", "Mary's Blues", "Route 4", "Witches Pit", "Big Paul", "Freight Trane", "Lyresto", "Robbin's Nest", "Wheelin", "Dealin", and "Sunday". CD
(In nice shape!)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDee Gee Days – Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
With John Coltrane, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell, JJ Johnson, Art Blakey, Joe Carroll, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing. Cover has some wear, a promo stamp and a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsHawk Relaxes ... LP
Prestige/Moodsville, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The Hawk Relaxes, but never lets himself go – and a set like this is a great illustration of the gentle genius that made so many later Coleman Hawkins records so great! The relaxed setting for this record is a perfect setting for Hawkins to open up and stretch out – working his tenor with a sound that has surprising modern edges, and unusual twists and turns, yet still all the careful economy of his better-known classic sides. There's a command of the instrument here that few other aging players ever seemed to muster – always a sense of new discovery and invention that marks the work strongly, even at a time when Hawkins could have been sitting on his laurels, playing the same old tune! Titles are all standards, but don't let that fool you – because there's plenty of magic in Coleman's versions of "Moonglow", "Just A Gigolo", "Speak Low", "When Day Is Done", and "I'll Never Be The Same". Oh, and we almost forgot – just because we're so focused on Hawkins – the other players include Ronnell Bright on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums – making a surprising early appearance here! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Moodsville pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp – a great copy. Cover is beautiful.)
Also available Hawk Relaxes (RVG remaster series) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithHome Cookin (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the key classics from the Jimmy Smith years at Blue Note Records – a really groundbreaking time for the Hammond organ in jazz, as Jimmy helped take it from backrooms in bars to center stage of jazz with a record like this! The album's about as iconic as you can get for Jimmy at the label – from the fantastic cover image, to the well-crafted tunes – many of which are shorter than some of Smith's earlier jam session-styled work, and help forge a bridge between soul jazz and the emerging soul instrumental sound of the early 60s. The album features some excellent work from the obscure Percy France on tenor on most of the tracks – a player we only know from a handful of dates – next to other quartet members who include Kenny Burrell on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. Titles include "Sugar Hill", "I Got A Woman", "Motoring Along", "Gracie", and "Messin Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series!)

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✨✧ VariousBlue Box – Blue Note's Best (4CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Music from Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Sidney Bechet, Donald Byrd, Stanley Jordan, Miles Davis, Bobby McFerrin, John Coltrane, Jay Jay Johnson, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Chic Corea, Grant Green, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousReturn Of Jazz Club – Dancefloor Classics From The Original Jazz Dance DJ ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really classic jazz grooves from the vaults of Prestige Records – the kind of cuts that first broke big on the London scene of the 80s, at a time when diggers were setting fire to the rare groove scene too! The cuts here are proof that some of the best work doesn't need to come from completely obscure groups or super-tiny labels – as the music here is exactly the kind of work that made huge waves in the US jazz scene when first released, then went underground for many years – until later collectors and diggers brought it back to the limelight! The great thing is how many of these cuts are all acoustic – no need for electricity to make things funky – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Hiyo Silver" by Bennie Green, "Grease Monkey" by Kenny Burrell with Jack McDuff, "Mau Mau" by Art Farmer, "Mambo Inn" by Billy Taylor with Candido, "Manteca" by Red Garland, "Blue Stompin" by Hal Singer, "Spider Man" by Freddie McCoy, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Flatjacks" by Willie Rodriguez, "Blue Gator" by Willis Jackson, and "Pedro Stroller" by Johnny Lytle. CD

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✨✧ Terry GibbsTake It From Me ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really nice little session from Terry Gibbs – a rare one-off album for Impulse, and a straight jazz record that stands out from some of Terry's more gimmick-oriented albums of the 60s! Gibbs plays the vibes beautifully here – hitting with this sense of touch that really shines through – a really personal element that grabs us almost more than on earlier albums. The group's got a light, easygoing swing – one that really lets Terry take the lead at most points – and players include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. There's a few nice whimsical numbers on the set – showing Terry's (and the 60s in general) trend towards using the vibes in new ways and for new grooves – and titles include "Oge", "El Fatso", "Take It From Me", "Gee Dad It's A Deagan", and "8 LBs 10 oz". CD

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✨✧ Jim Hall/Red Mitchell/Red KellyGood Friday Blues ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual trio outing from Jim Hall – almost overlooked, and with a really unusual feel overall – quite airy at times, but with a bluesy undercurrent too! There's a bit more bite here than on some of Jim's other records – a harder-edged, bluesier way of hitting the guitar that's almost much more Kenny Burrell than the usual sound from Hall – although Jim still manages a nice nimble touch at times too. The group features Red Mitchell on piano and Red Kelly on bass – which keeps things very open and intimate – almost improvisatory at times. Titles include "Bill Not Phil", "When I Have You", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Good Friday Blues". CD
 
 
 



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