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Kenny DrewAnd Far Away ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Kenny DrewHarry Warren Showcase ... LP
Judson, 1957. Very Good ... $24.99
One of a number of mid 50s albums that Kenny recorded to showcase the work of assorted 20th century composers – and like all of them, a spare and thoughtful set, recorded with only bass by Wilbur Ware as accompaniment! Kenny's piano dominates, making the album feel more like a solo set than anything else – and the set features 12 nicely-done versions of Harry Warren tunes – including "Remember Me", "Lullaby Of Broadway", "You're My Everything", "You'll Never Know", and "September In The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some tape remnants on back, in nice shape otherwise.)

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Kenny DrewIn Concert ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Very Good+ ... $8.99
An unusual album for pianist Kenny Drew – in that it also features Philip Catherine on guitar, alongside frequent bass partner Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams held with clear tape.)

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Kenny DrewThis Is New ... CD
Riverside, 1957. Used ... $14.99
The "new" thing here is that Kenny's playing with horns – always a refreshing change from his trio sides, and a setting that really brings out an edgier side to his playing. About half the record features a quintet with Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley, plus Wilbur Ware on bass and GT Hogan on drums – and the other half of the set features the same group without Mobley. Titles include "Carol", "Little T", "Paul's Pal", and "This Is New". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available This Is New ... LP 14.99

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Kenny DrewThis Is New ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The "new" thing here is that Kenny's playing with horns – always a refreshing change from his trio sides, and a setting that really brings out an edgier side to his playing. About half the record features a quintet with Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley, plus Wilbur Ware on bass and GT Hogan on drums – and the other half of the set features the same group without Mobley. Titles include "Carol", "Little T", "Paul's Pal", and "This Is New". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available This Is New ... CD 14.99

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Kenny Drew & Mads VindingPlaytime – Children's Songs Played By Kenny Drew & Mads Vinding ... LP
Metronome (Sweden), 1982. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light sticker spot.)

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Kenny Drew TrioLast Recording – Live At The Blue Note Osaka ... CD
Alfa (Japan), 1992. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Hank Mobley with The Kenny Drew TrioBlue Bossa (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1968. Used ... $24.99
A rare live appearance from the great Hank Mobley – a player who wasn't always that present on the European scene, but is heard here in a strong Copenhagen concert with pianist Kenny Drew! The format's a bit similar to other American tenor dates of the time – especially those of Dexter Gordon – as Drew's trio – with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Albert Heath on drums – provides a solid rhythmic groove while Mobley really stretches out with long-spun solos on some extended tracks! The format's very different than most other recordings that Hank made in the 60s – especially during these later years – and although the date has a bit of a "broadcast" quality from the way it was recorded, Mobley's tenor shines through on long readings of "Summertime", "Workout", "Blue Bossa", and "Alone Together". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Kenny DrewHome Is Where The Soul Is (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu/Elemental, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kenny Drew's looking a bit hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding a bit hipper, too – really stretching out in a way that's different from some of his other albums of the 70s! The set's an overlooked gem from Drew – recorded in the easygoing manner of the Xanadu label's 70s sessions, with soulful backing from Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Frank Butler on drums – an openly swinging, very soulful group that's a nice change from some of Drew's European ensembles. The title's an apt one, as the Kenny heard here is a bit more laidback and soulful than the Kenny of some of the many European sessions of the 70s – and even on familiar number, there's some great warm interplay between the trio – very much in the smiling spirit of the photo on the cover! Titles include "West Of Eden", "Three & Four Blues", "Ending", "Only You", and "Work Song". CD features the bonus track "Yesterdays". CD

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✨✧ Kenny Drew/Niels-Henning Orsted PedersenDuo 2 ... LP
Steeplechase, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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(Original Danish pressing.)
 
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Alice BabsAlice In Israel ... LP
Swedish Society (Sweden), 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the most unusual albums ever from this great Swedish vocalist – a set that has Alice recorded live in Sweden – not Israel, as the title proclaims – but working through a set of spiritual tunes in Swedish and English, plus one more track in Hebrew – mostly with just the organ of Ake Leven for accompaniment! The fluid, open setting brings out some of the coolest qualities of Babs' voice – especially when she sings in a wordless way – and the set also features the piano of Kenny Drew on one track, and the vibes of Lars Erstrand on another. LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford BrownJams 2 – Clifford Brown All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. Used ... $9.99
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.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Herb Geller, et alBest Coast Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Not west coast, but "best coast" jazz – a prime example of the way the Clifford Brown/Max Roach team helped to cook up the intensity of the LA scene of the 50s by infusing it with a bit of New York fire! The album takes off in the extended mode of Clifford's All Stars album – and like that one, features Max Roach on drums alongside a lineup of players that includes Herb Geller and Joe Maini on alto saxes, Walter Benton on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, and Curtis Counce on bass – all jamming together in really extended, side-long tracks that have plenty of space for creative solo work and free-flowing improvisation! The format's a very unusual one for the 50s – and a great side-stream to the better-known Brown/Roach albums – with the 2 long tracks "Coronado" and "You Go To My Head". CD also features a shorter rehearsal take of "Coronado". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul ChambersChambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Imperial/EMI (Japan), 1956. Used ... $29.99
Great early work from one of the hippest bassists of his generation! Paul Chambers cut this obscure little album in LA, featuring a "jazz delegation from the east" that included Philly Joe Jones on drums and John Coltrane on tenor – plus pianist Kenny Drew, who had already been working on the west coast – all in a style that's much more relaxed and stretched-out than most other jazz recorded in LA at the time! The album is one of the earliest small group sessions with Coltrane, and it's a very spare batch of tracks that lead off with Chambers' amazing work on bass – but which also feature some incredible early work from Trane – very raw and loud in the mix, with a lot more bluesiness than you'd expect – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "Dexterity", "Visitation", "John Paul Jones", and "Eastbound". Plus, the CD also seems to include a few bonus titles from an additional 1956 session with Coltrane! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Dexter GordonBody & Soul ... CD
Black Lion, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Kenny Drew on piano! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonSquirrel (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Blue Note/Parlophone, 1967. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On June 20, 2020
Rare unreleased live material from Dexter Gordon's best years! The set was recorded live at the cafe Monmartre in Copenhagen, where Dex holed up in the late 60s and elevated his craft to near-perfection. The music is played by a crack quartet that includes other ex-pats Art Taylor and Kenny Drew, plus bassist Bo Stief. All tracks are very long, with that totally solid, totally tight, totally confident solo style that became Gordon's stock-in-trade during these years. Titles include "The Squirrel", "Cheese Cake", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "You've Changed". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, June 21. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSwiss Nights Vol 2 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – on titles that include "Darn That Dream", "Montmartre", "Sticky Wicket", and "There Is No Greater Love". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonTake The A Train ... CD
Black Lion (Germany), 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Recorded live in Copenhagen – with Dex on tenor, alongside Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! CD
(Out of print original Black Lion CD pressing.)

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Grant GreenSunday Mornin' (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Slow Down Sounds, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 32.98
A beautiful little session from one of the greatest guitarists ever! The album's part of Blue Note's tendency to "churchify" Grant Green on some albums – giving his guitar a gospelly groove that has some nicely soulful connotations – but it's also a record that's maybe the strongest of that bunch, as it's got this approach that's loose and open – and which has this fantastic flow that's aided by the piano of Kenny Drew! Drew is the equal star on this set – and the longer tunes on the record really allow for plenty of open solo space – and the whole thing shines with Drew's piano matching lines with Green's strung-out single-note solos. The groove is pretty hard, and the recording quality keeps the whole thing nice and lively – thanks also to work from Ben Tucker on bass and Ben Dixon on drums. Titles include "Sunday Mornin", "Come Sunrise", "Exodus", and "Freedom March". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl with tip-on sleeve – pressed at RTI! Great remastering – and beautiful sound!)

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Johnny GriffinJohnny Griffin Sextet ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $7.99
Few people could make a session cook like Johnny Griffin in his early years – and this late 50s sextet date is great proof of that fact! The album's a relaxed, open, almost unstructured set that might be dubbed a "blowing session", were it not for the tightness of the players and the relatively unified feel of the date. Griffin's tenor is very firmly in the lead, and he's very clearly the leader here – helping shape the sound of the group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's some really hard-wailing extended numbers that come across as full-on hardbop workouts – really driving things along as you might guess with a rhythm section like that in action – but other tunes show some more fully-fleshed sounds from the group – that slight undercurrent of modern expression that was always present in Griff's music. Titles include "Johnny GG", "Catharsis", "Stix Trix", and "What's New" – plus a take on "Woody N You" that just has Griffin wailing along with the rhythm section! CD

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Bent JaedigBent Jaedig Was Here – Live At Montmartre 1969 ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Never-heard work from tenorist Bent Jaedig – easily one of the most important figures on the Danish jazz scene in the 60s! Bent's working here in a loose, open style that's quite different from some of his more tightly arranged albums of the decade – a mode that's still got lots of sharp edges and modern moments in Jaedig's solos, but which also gets some more conventional drive from the Cafe Montmartre rhythm section of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and JC Moses on drums! Tracks are long, and handled in a format that's similar to Montmartre recordings by Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin from the same time – but Bent's overall style is much edgier, and he really makes a lot with the extended solo space. Titles include Long versions of "What's New", "Love For Sale", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Bent's Minor Blues". CD

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Karin KrogJazz Moments With Karin Krog (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Muzak (Japan), 1966. Used ... $26.99
Incredible early work from vocalist Karin Krog – a mid 60s session, but one that already shows that she was thinking farther than most other singers of the time! The timings on the tunes are quite unusual – a bit like those used by Sheila Jordan in the 60s, but often even more personally pointed – in a way that makes even familiar tunes come across as if they're spontaneous expressions by Krog. Karin's working here with beautiful small combo backing from a quartet that includes Jan Garbarek on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums – but the album's also arranged in a wonderful way that often has the vocals hanging out there alone, beautifully unsupported. Titles include "Body & Soul", "All Of You", "Dearly Beloved", "I Got Your Number", "Old Folks", "I Can't Get Started", and "Glad To Be Unhappy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie McLeanBluesnik ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Very Good- ... $149.99
A crackling date from Jackie McLean – a set that's much more hardbop than some of his other Blue Note work – filled with fire, far from the 50s – and really pointing the way towards his new directions to come! There's a hint of modernism in the mix, mostly on the tone from McLean's alto sax – but most numbers are forward-thinking, and played with a sense of perfection that's pure Blue Note all the way through. Group members include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – and titles include "Cool Green", "Torchin", "Bluesnik", "Drew's Blues", and "Blues Function". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing, with RVG stamp, ear, and deep groove on one side. Cover has some wear on the corners.)

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Cecil PayneConnection – New Original Score ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A remake of the score to The Connection – the famous play about drug addicts and jazz musicians that was later made into a film by Shirley Clarke, and which featured a soundtrack (issued on Blue Note) by Freddie Redd and Jackie McLean. Before it was a film, though, the play toured a number of local areas – each of which would have a new group of jazz musicians, the event of which would often yield a new score to the play. From the notes, it's hard to tell if Payne was ever in the play – or if the group here was just one put together to cash in on the success of the well-received work. We tend to think the latter – as the group's a bit to pro and too big (a sextet) to be just a pick-up combo in a New York loft, waiting for some drugs to arrive. The record is a nice one, though – one of the few fine albums to feature Payne as a leader, recorded with players that include Bennie Green, Clark Terry, Duke Jordan, Charlie Persip, and Ron Carter. Tracks are all new ones – either by Payne or Kenny Drew – and titles include "Stop & Listen", "Dear People", "Born Again", and "Kenny's One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Sonny RollinsTour De Force ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $19.99
Wonderful Rollins work from the bop years – served up cracklin' hot, in a group with Kenny Drew on piano and Max Roach on drums. The obscure vocalist Earl Coleman checks in on two numbers – "Two Different Worlds" and "My Ideals" – giving a nice glimpse of a time in the bop era when players were much more likely to let a vocalist sit in on a set. However, the instrumental tunes – "Ee-Ah", "B Quick", and "B Swift" – are still the best ones. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Zoot SimsZoot Sims In Copenhagen ... CD
Storyville, 1978. Used ... $8.99
Zoot Sims blows it nicely on this open-ended live set recorded in Copenhagen – a batch of tracks with the same sort of long, free space for solos as other dates done on that scene by American tenor stars! No surprise, Kenny Drew's backing Zoot up with some tremendous rhythm accompaniment – working here with a trio that includes Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – just about the best backing a player like Sims could have hoped for on the date! All the tracks here move well past the 5 minute mark – with most approaching 10 – and Zoot's ability to solo strongly in an extended fashion is very firmly in place. Titles include "Groovin High", "Too Close For Comfort", "Blue Hodge", "Morning Fun", "All The Things You Are", "It's All Right With Me", and "In The Middle Of A Kiss". CD

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Jean Thielemans (Toots Thielemans)Man Bites Harmonica ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $7.99
One of the first American albums from Belgian guitarist and harmonica player Toots Thielemans – a sharp-edged session that brings a new level of jazz into his work! The title's hokey, but the sound is totally great – with Toots on both harmonica and guitar, usually more of the former – alongside a batch of players that includes Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Given these players, there's a nice sense of late 50s tightness to the record – although all players seem to really defer to Toots' intentions, and shape the sound with a flair that's not unlike some of his few great European moments from the decade. Titles include "Fundamental Frequency", "Soul Station", "Struttin With Some Barbeque", and "East of The Sun". CD

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Ben WebsterBen Webster Plays Ballads (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 25.99
Late ballad work from the mighty Ben Webster – mostly recorded right at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – in the tenorist's final years, but at a time when he could still make great magic with his tone! The set brings together tracks recorded in a variety of settings – one in a small group with Teddy Wilson on piano, another in a quintet with Ole Kock Hansen on piano and Ole Molin on guitar, a few more with the great Kenny drew on piano – and two with great large groups for Danish Radio, including one with Sahib Shihab in the lineup. Titles include "Stardust", "Cry Me A River", "For Heaven's Sake", "Greensleeves", "Old Folks", "My Romance", and "Willow Weep For Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben WebsterFirst Concert In Denmark ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The Danish scene provided tenor legend Ben Webster a great home in later years – around the same time that Copenhagen was an important spot for Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and other American players too! This set marks Ben's first performance on that scene – and is well-captured by Danish Radio, who recorded the whole thing in Copenhagen – with Webster backed by the same trio who also accompanied both Dex and Griff on other records – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. The tracks are maybe a bit shorter than some of Gordon's longform workouts from 60s Copenhagen – but still have Ben blowing with more space than he'd had in years in the studio – working that wonderfully raspy tone through versions of "Blues In B Flat", "In A Mellotone", "Cotton Tail", "Over The Rainbow", and "Pennies From Heaven" – as well as an interesting rehearsal at the start. CD

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Ben WebsterSaturday Night At The Monmartre (plus Midnight & Sunday Morning) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About March 25, 2020 (delayed)
Late Ben Webster – recorded with a freer approach than some of his 50s sides, working in a live setting with a rhythm group that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. Tracks include "I Can't Get Started", "Londonderry Air", "My Romance", and "Blues For Herluf". CD

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Leo Wright, Baby Douglas, Candy Green, etcEchoes From The Prague Jazz Festival 1964 ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Rare work from Leo Wright – who plays alto sax on two cuts. Two more cuts feature vocals from Baby Douglas, one more features singing from Candy Green, and Douglas also leads the Black Jazz In Europe band on other cuts – which also features Kenny Drew on piano, Lou Bennet on organ, Roland Haynes on bass, and Fred Braceful on drums. Titles include "Dobbin The Red Fox", "Yesterdays", "My Blues", "Blues For Festival", and "Sonnymoon For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape, save for some light laminate peeling in one bottom corner.)

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Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Small combo work from 1950 – with Pres on tenor, Jesse Drake on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerIt Could Happen To You – Chet Baker Sings ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album from Chet – and one that's got a perfect mix of vocal and instrumental moments, of the sort you don't find easily on other albums! Chet plays trumpet and sings, and is backed by Kenny Drew, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones – a different style of group from his west coast years, but one that helps give the record a fresher sound too! Tracks are still shortish, with those breathy Baker vocals we love so much – and titles include "It Could Happen To You", "Do It The Hard Way", "Old Devil Moon", "Dancing On The Ceiling", and "The More I See You". Nice cover, too – with Chet sitting on the moon! CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Johnny ColesWarm Sound (plus bonus track) ... CD
Koch/CBS, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by trumpeter Johnny Coles – a player who's probably best known to the world for his work with Charles Mingus, or for his other 60s session on Blue Note! This album's quite different than both of those aspects of Johnny's career – and has him blowing some sweetly soulful ballads in a quartet setting with Kenny Drew on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The feel is quite like some of Art Farmer's best of this nature from the time – laidback, but never too sleepy or sloppy – and Johnny definitely brings an edge to the record on the best numbers. Titles include some great Randy Weston compositions – "Hi Fly", "Pretty Strange", and "Where" – plus Johnny Coles' own "Room 3". CD also features the bonus track "Babe's Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue Train ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". CD

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✨✧ Ronnie CuberIn A New York Minute ... CD
Steeplechase, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A quartet session – with Kenny Drew Jr on piano! CD

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✨✧ Nathan DavisLondon By Night ... LP
Hot House (UK), 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from reedman Nathan Davis – a later session that's a bit more straight ahead than some of his 70s work, and a date that really gets back to some of the best soulful energy of his records from the 60s! Davis is recorded here in very sympathetic company – players who share some of the best energies he picked up on the expatriate scene during his famous time overseas – Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Al Leavitt on drums! There's an easygoing soul jazz groove to the whole set, with a slight touch of modernism – and in addition to tenor, Davis also plays some wonderful soprano sax – handling the horn with stretched-out soulfulness that makes him one of the undisputed masters of the instrument. Titles include "Noite Em Leblon", "Rio De Janeiro", "Dr Bu", "London By Night", and "Shades". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has very light wear on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Calling (SACD) ... CD
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't take the cover the wrong way – because this isn't one of those "phoned in" sessions that seem to turn up way too much in contemporary jazz! The album's a real classic from Dexter's first big "comeback" period – and represents the strength of his Blue Note years at their best! Gordon's rich, full tone isn't diminished a bit here – and his inventive blowing is given free reign on a set of quartet numbers recorded with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The album's got a few strong originals from Gordon – "Soul Sister", "Ernie's Tune", and "I Want More – plus the very sweet Kenny Drew tracks "Modal Mood" and "Clear The Dex"! Includes the previously unreleased track "Landslide"! CD
(SACD hybrid version – plays on regular players too.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Gordon (aka Dexter Calling) ... LP
Blue Note/Up Front, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This isn't one of those "phoned in" sessions that seem to turn up way too much in contemporary jazz! The album's a real classic from Dexter's first big "comeback" period – and represents the strength of his Blue Note years at their best! Gordon's rich, full tone isn't diminished a bit here – and his inventive blowing is given free reign on a set of quartet numbers recorded with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The album's got a few strong originals from Gordon – "Soul Sister" and "Ernie's Tune" – plus the very sweet Kenny Drew tracks "Modal Mood" and "Clear The Dex"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, seam splitting, a small peel spot from sticker removal and a bit of wax on the back. Label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonMontmartre Collection (aka Blues Walk) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1967. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little package – one that presents the full scope of music that was issued over the course of three different albums by the Black Lion label – but all recorded together during two nights in 1967! The set features Dexter Gordon at his European best – working at his very familiar haunt, the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen – a city that welcome Dexter Gordon with welcome arms in the 60s, as Dex left America to take care of himself and renew his energy overseas – expanding his sound and styles in ways that made him a much more revolutionary tenorist than during his earlier time on the US scene! The group features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – and titles include "Blues Walk", "Sonny Moon For Two", "Devilette", "Doxy", "But Not For Me", "Misty", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Like Someone In Love", "Love For Sale", and "Body & Soul". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOne Flight Up ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so – and feature a great mix of Blue Note hardbop, with some of the "roomier" recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd's "Tanya", and other tracks include Kenny Drew's "Coppin' The Haven", and a version of "Darn That Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo New York pressing with Van Gelder stamp and ear. Cover has light water staining on the bottom few inches – worse on the back than the front.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinHush A Bye (The Man I Love/You Leave Me Breathless/bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1967. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An expanded version of this famous series of recordings – originally issued on two different records by the Black Lion label, and expanded here with bonus material! The record's n astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, Dexter Gordon's famous home in the late 60s – but a place that was also a showcase for the new sort of energy that Griffin was bringing to his horn at the time! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Indiana", "Old Folks", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Night In Tunisia", "Leave Me Alone Blues", "All The Things You Are", "The Masquerade Is Over", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". CD

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✨✧ Jackie McLean & Dexter GordonMeeting Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great meeting of two generations of jazz – and one that really blows the top off some of Dexter Gordon's other European sessions of the time! The setting here is definitely one that's more a Gordon-based date – long tracks with rhythm backing from a trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. But unlike some of the other long-blown Gordon-heavy albums for the stretch, the presence of Jackie McLean really brings in a new sort of fire – the kind of soaring, soulful energy he brought to his own records in these immediate post-Blue Note years – almost a Coltrane influence, and a sense of spiritualism that really comes through on some of his solo moments – even in this relatively straight setting. Titles include Gordon's "All Clean", Sahib Shihab's "Rue De La Harpe", Drew's "Sunset", and a nice take of "On The Trail". CD

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✨✧ Jean Thielemans (Toots Thielemans)Man Bites Harmonica ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first American albums from Belgian guitarist and harmonica player Toots Thielemans – a sharp-edged session that brings a new level of jazz into his work! The title's hokey, but the sound is totally great – with Toots on both harmonica and guitar, usually more of the former – alongside a batch of players that includes Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Given these players, there's a nice sense of late 50s tightness to the record – although all players seem to really defer to Toots' intentions, and shape the sound with a flair that's not unlike some of his few great European moments from the decade. Titles include "Fundamental Frequency", "Soul Station", "Struttin With Some Barbeque", and "East of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Man Bites Harmonica ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Art FarmerComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings Of Art Farmer (Isis/Manhattan/Mirage/Moment To Moment/You Make Me Smile/Azure) (6CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. New Copy 6 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked later work from trumpeter Art Farmer – a series of recordings done for the Italian Soul Note label in the 80s – featuring Art in his most mature and expressive modes! Farmer's trumpet was one of the warmer instruments to appear on the often-avant label – and in that setting, Art seems to take on a bit more of an edge than usual – crafting these soulful lines on flugelhorn and a bit of trumpet, in the company of musicians that include Clifford Jordan and Benny Golson on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Sahib Shihab on baritone, and Kenny Drew on piano. One album features Farmer joining the group of pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, and another is a set of duets with pianist Fritz Pauer – and the box features the full six albums Isis, Manhattan, Mirage, Moment To Moment, You Make Me Smile, and Azure – all with original artwork. CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonBoth Sides Of Midnight ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of the first great European statements from tenorist Dexter Gordon – a 1967 live recording that really lets Dexter stretch out, and show an even deeper side of his talents than on his 60s albums for Blue Note! The rhythm section here is rock solid – Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a unit that still retains the sharpness of the Blue Note dates, but also has the energy to "go long" as Gordon pushes a few of the numbers on the set well past the ten minute mark. Gordon's solos are wonderfully imaginative and expressive – and titles include "Devilette", "For All We Know", "Doxy", and "Sonnymoon For Two". Material previously issued on LP under the title Montmartre Collection Vol 1. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram ORG pressing.)

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✨✧ Sahib ShihabSentiments (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track, but which also seems to influence the whole record all the way through – not just in Sahib's amazing phrasing on soprano, baritone, and flute – but also on the album's angular modal rhythms from Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Jimmy Hopps on drums. The record's one of the hippest that Drew's ever played on – and has a vibrant feel that's much more Saba/MPS than the usual sessions on Storyville. All tracks are original – and titles include "Ma'nee", "The Call", "Rue De La Harpe", "Sentiments", "From Me To You", and "Companionship". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Buddy DeFrancoJazz Tones ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The jazz tones here are mighty nice – on a record that sparkles with some of Buddy DeFranco's best music ever! As with other Verve dates from the time, this DeFranco outing's got a rhythmic pulse that really gets things going – a sense of swing that's nice and lean, but quite powerful too – pushing Buddy past any cliched clarinet modes of the 50s, into a realm that really unlocks new sax-like sounds in his horn! The piano has a lot to do with the record – played here by either Kenny Drew or Sonny Clark – with bass from Milt Hinton or Gene Wright, and drums from Art Blakey and Bobby White. Titles include "Jack The Field Stalker", "Tenderly", "Yesterdays", "Lover Man", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, split top seam held with a piece of tape, and a peeled spot and bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTaking Care Of Business ... LP
Prestige/Milestone, 1955. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Early bop work by Sonny Rollins – from his Prestige years! Like other Milestone two-fers that were issued in the 70s, this set goes back and collects work recorded within the same time frame, and comprises material that was otherwise issued on Work Time, Tenor Madness, Sonny Boy and Tour De Force, some of his finest hard bop sides from the mid 50s. Sonny's playing alongside Ray Bryant, George Morrow, Max Roach, John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones and Kenny Drew, with about half of the numbers quartet sides. 13 tracks in all: "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "It's All Right With Me", "My Reverie", "Paul's Pal", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", "Tenor Madness", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Ee-ah", "Sonny Boy", "B Swift" and "B Quick". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Andrew HillPoint Of Departure (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... $4.99
A classic "new thing" album recorded with the cream of Blue Note's avant 60s players – like Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, and Tony Williams – standing out with Hill as some of the most adventurous players for the label at the time! The album's awash with jagged piano likes from Hill – supported by a modernist 3 horn frontline of Henderson, Dolphy, and Kenny Dorham – skittishly working their way into territory that's never truly free, but wonderfully expressive and exploratory – a clear summation of the sense of "modern" in modern jazz! The set features 5 excellent Andrew Hill compositions, including "New Monastery", "Flight 19", and "Spectrum". CD reissue also features 3 bonus alternate takes of some of these, for a total of 8 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Kenny Clarke & Francy BolandGolden Eight – Encore! ... CD
Rearward (Italy), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than an "encore" of the legendary Clarke Boland album Golden Eight – and instead a whole different set of recordings, done way back in 1961, but unissued until now! The album's a killer through and through – every bit the same sort of gem you'd get with the early Clarke Boland albums of the pre-MPS years – extremely tight large ensemble jazz, driven with plenty of soul in the rhythm section, and swinging with some incredible solos that further deepen the sound! Right from the start, the pair were totally on the money – and work here with a lineup that's filled with key European soloists, including Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Derek Humble on alto sax, Karl Drewo on tenor, and Fats Sadi on percussion – not to mention the core crack rhythm trio of Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the great Boland originals "A Ball For Othello", "La Campimania", "You Dig It", "Pape Satan Aleppe", and "Free Wheel" – plus a great version of "Invitation". CD

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✨✧ Andrew HillPoint Of Departure (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic "new thing" album recorded with the cream of Blue Note's avant 60s players – like Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, and Tony Williams – standing out with Hill as some of the most adventurous players for the label at the time! The album's awash with jagged piano likes from Hill – supported by a modernist 3 horn frontline of Henderson, Dolphy, and Kenny Dorham – skittishly working their way into territory that's never truly free, but wonderfully expressive and exploratory – a clear summation of the sense of "modern" in modern jazz! The set features 5 excellent Andrew Hill compositions, including "New Monastery", "Flight 19", and "Spectrum". CD reissue also features 3 bonus alternate takes of some of these, for a total of 8 tracks in all. CD
Also available Point Of Departure (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
Great early genius from the Clarke Boland Big Band – proof that Kenny and Francy were onto something great, right from the start! The album really has the group hitting the heights of their MPS years – stretching out way past earlier big band modes, into the hip mix of rhythms and soulful solos that made the ensemble unlike any other group in the 60s – a really groundbreaking approach to their music, delivered by a range of top-shelf players! Arrangements are by Boland, who also plays piano – and other group members include Benny Bailey and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpets, Derek Humble on alto sax, Carl Drewo and Zoot Sims on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax and flute, and Ake Persson on trombone – plus rhythm from the rock-solid duo of Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the Latin-tinged "Los Bravos", and more great originals by Boland – including "Volutes", "The Styx", "Charon's Ferry", and "Box 703 Washington DC" – plus versions of "Gloria" and "Last Train From Overbrook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing with AT etch.)

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Seeds Of FulfillmentLive From Studio 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
Fulfillment/Mo Jazz (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $24.99
A never-issued live set from this great Ohio combo – a group who work in this wonderful blend of electric and acoustic instrumental, always with a soulful, soaring vibe! The music's neither fusion nor spiritual jazz – but instead in a special sort of place – maybe a bit like those 70s Muse albums when Kenny Barron was playing electric piano, or some of the Rudolph Johnson records on the Black Jazz label – both great comparisons for the kind of flowing, soulful energy of the set! The lineup features David Drazin on electric and acoustic piano, Lee Savory on trumpet, Paul Maslin on tenor, Andrew Venson on bass, and Roger Myers on drums and percussion – stretching out on long tracks that are all their own, and plenty fresh throughout. Titles include "Self Fulfilling Prophecy", "Namaste", "The Provider", "Tight Squeeze", and "In The Time Of Need". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 505 – with download.)

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✨✧ VariousEngine Room – A History Of Jazz Drumming From Storyville To 52nd Street (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includeds tracks from Tony Sharbaro, Baby Dodds, Andrew Hilaire, Ben Pollack, Sid Catlett, Gene Krupa, Gus Johnson, Buddy Rich, Specs Powell, Louis Bellson, Sonny Payne, Cuba Austin, Ben Thigpen, JC Heard, Chick Webb, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Roy Porter, Shadow Wilson, Roy Haynes and more – 95 tracks in all!!! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Leo SmithDivine Love ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most widely-circulated albums in the early years of Wadada Leo Smith – an ECM session that not only gave the trumpeter the kind of exposure he wasn't getting with his independent and import albums – but also a record that reminded the world that the label also had a strong commitment to the avant garde! There's a wonderfully lyrical vibe to the record – as Smith spins things out alongside a core trio of Dwight Andrews on tenor, bass clarinet, and alto flute – and the great Bobby Naughton on vibes, marimbas, and bells – musicians who work with Leo in the kind of open, instrument-changing space first inspired by the AACM – but with the inherent sense of poetry that Smith always brought to his own music. The record features guest work from Charlie Haden's bass on one track, and from the trumpets of Kenny Wheeler and Lester Bowie on another – and titles include "Divine Love", "Tastalun", and "Spirituals The Language Of Love". CD
 
 
 



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