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Kirk LightseyEverything Is Changed ... LP
Sunnyside (France), 1990. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A really beautiful album – with a core trio that features Lightsey on piano, Santi DeBriano on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums – plus trumpet and congas from Jerry Gonzales! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a promo sticker.)

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Kirk Lightsey & Rudolph Johnson with The All-StarsHabiba ... LP
Gallo/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Maybe the hippest record ever issued by pianist Kirk Lightsey – in part because the set was issued on a South African label, and also because it features tremendous work from saxophonist Rudolph Johnson – who you'll know for his two classic 70s albums on the Black Jazz imprint! The setting is maybe most in the mode of Johnson at his best – long tracks that spin out and really take their time to develop – not outside or avant, but also not more familiar spiritual jazz either – as there's this special, soulful balance that really keeps things interesting – as Lightsey plays electric piano, Johnson handles tenor and flute – and the rest of the group features Danny Cortez on trumpet, Delbert Hill on bass clarinet, Al Hall on trombone, and Charles Mallory on guitar. Side one features the long title track – the beautiful "Habiba" – balanced by the beautiful tune "Here It Is" and the funkier "Fresh Air" – both on side two. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kirk Lightsey with Freddie HubbardTemptation ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very hip group, and a wonderful meeting between trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and pianist Kirk Lightsey! We always like Kirk, but love him even more when he's working with a horn player – as his sound seems to catch fire, and move with even bolder notes than usual – which is definitely the case on the album's opener, a nice take on Hubbard's classic "Gibraltar" – in a spirit that continues strongly throughout! Bass is from Santi Debriano, drums are from Eddie Gladden, and Jerry Gonzalez plays percussion on one track – and Freddie's in that great 80s sound of his – a mode that's a return to the straighter hardbop of his Blue Note years, but with the phrasing learned during his 70s funk years – on titles that include "Gibraltar", "Evidence", "Brigitte", "Temptation", and "Society Red". CD

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✨✧ Kirk LightseyLightsey To Gladden ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Kirk Lightsey on piano, Marcus Belgrave on trumpet and flugelhorn, Craig Handy on tenor sax and flute, David Williams on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. CD
 
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✨✧ Chet BakerSmokin' With The Chet Baker Quintet ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure session that Chet recorded in the mid 60's with a rhythm section from Detroit that includes the Kirk Lightsey, Herman Wright, and Roy Brooks – and that features some firey playing by George Coleman on tenor. Tracks include "Rearin' Back", "Grade A Gravy", and "Fine & Dandy". Much more soulful than some of Chet's other LPs – and a record that was oddly licensed both to Prestige and Roulette! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Roulette pressing.)

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Henry FranklinSkipper At Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Jazz/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. Used ... $34.99
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". CD
(Out of print, and includes obi!)

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✨✧ Henry FranklinSkipper At Home (orange & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 copies!)
Also available Skipper At Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonAmerican Classic ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An unusual later set from the great Dexter Gordon – and a record that features the surprising addition of Hammond organ! Shirley Scott's on the record with Dex, and plays organ on half the cuts (Kirk Lightsey handles piano on the others) – bringing a soulful depth to the record which then seems to inspire Gordon to move into the sort of territory we might have expected from Stanley Turrentine back in the 60s! Grover Washington's on the record, blowing soprano sax on a few cuts with Scott – and reminding us of his deeper soul jazz roots – and other players include David Eubanks on bass and Eddie Gladden on drums. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Skylark", "Sticky Wicket", and "For Soul Sister" – plus an interview with Dex! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, light staining on the spine, and light wear.)

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Roland Haynes2nd Wave ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the heaviest keyboard albums you'll ever hope to find – a completely sublime session that not only features Fender Rhodes by pianist Roland Haynes, but also features additional keyboards from Kirk Lightsey – a double blend that really makes the record sparkle! The twin-keyboard sound is wonderful – spacey, soulful, and filled with righteous power – and the rhythm section also features killer work on bass from Henry Franklin, and tightly snapping drums from Carl Burnett – sounding better here than we ever remember! Titles include the massive sample cut "Eglise", plus "Second Wave", "Funky Mama Moose", "Descent", and "Aicelis". CD
Also available 2nd Wave ... LP 49.99

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Roland Haynes2nd Wave ... LP
Black Jazz, 1975. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the heaviest keyboard albums you'll ever hope to find – a completely sublime session that not only features Fender Rhodes by pianist Roland Haynes, but also features additional keyboards from Kirk Lightsey – a double blend that really makes the record sparkle! The twin-keyboard sound is wonderful – spacey, soulful, and filled with righteous power – and the rhythm section also features killer work on bass from Henry Franklin, and tightly snapping drums from Carl Burnett – sounding better here than we ever remember! Titles include the massive sample cut "Eglise", plus "Second Wave", "Funky Mama Moose", "Descent", and "Aicelis". LP, Vinyl record album
(2020 Japanese reissue on Real Gone/P-Vine, with obi and insert.)

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Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99 On October 1, 2021
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". CD
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Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99 On October 1, 2021
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 1.

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Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming (orange & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99 On October 1, 2021
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 1.

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Jim PepperPath (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe one of the most ambitious albums ever from reedman Jim Pepper – a set that not only shows his strong talents on a variety of saxes, but also delivers this spiritual conception that we're not sure we've heard on some of his other records! Pepper's blowing tenor and soprano here, in the company of a wonderful lineup that includes Stanton Davis on trumpet, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, John Betsch on drums, and Arlo Tuncboyaci on percussion – a group who soar with this hopeful energy that's beautiful – illuminating tunes by Pepper, Betsch, and Lightsey with all these positive colors and currents. The set features a beautiful remake of Jim's "Witchi Tai To" – plus "Banmasso", "Lullaby", "Reflections", "Habi Ba", and "Marchant Le Chemin". CD features the bonus tracks "Our Quiet Place" and "Hello Young Lovers". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Ricky FordSaxotic Stomp (with bonus track) ... CD
Muse, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ricky Ford in very tight formation – blowing hard with the kind of tone and timing that first caught our ears back in the 70s, still going strong here as part of a great run of sides for Muse Records in the following decade! The album's got Ford's mighty tenor in a group with James Spaulding on alto and flute and Charles Davis on baritone sax – a lineup that makes for some excellent horn interplay that almost hints at Ford's time with Mingus, but with looser small combo styles overall. The rhythm section features Kirk Lightsey on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – another tight brace of players who swing as much as the hornmen upfront. Ford wrote almost all the tunes on the set – a further great feature of the record – and titles include "For Mary Lou", "Saxotic Stomp", "Long Shadows", "Ben's Den", and "Art Steps". CD features the bonus track "Musradres". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Henry FranklinSkipper At Home ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". CD
Also available Skipper At Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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✨✧ Henry FranklinSkipper At Home ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Skipper At Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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✨✧ LeadersMudfoot ... LP
Blackhawk, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most successful albums from the 80s jazz supergroup The Leaders – an outfit named as such because each of its players headed up their own combos. The sextet features Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, Don Moye on drums, Chico Freeman on saxes, Arthur Blythe on alto, and Lester Bowie on trumpet – and with a lineup like that, you can be sure there's a definite train of influences from the Chicago and St Louis spiritual and avant scenes of years past, all filtered into a tighter style that has that sort of 80s avant-crossing over approach. Titles include "Miss Nancy", "Elaborations", "Freedom Swing Song", "Song Of Her", and "Mudfoot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp on front and some fraying at the spine held down with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Doug HammondSpaces ... LP
Idibib/Manufactured, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A spiritual jazz treasure from drummer Doug Hammond – and a set that also features a very unusual group! The lineup features Doug's core trio with Muneer Abdul Fataah on cello and a very young Steve Coleman on alto – the latter of whom is free and fantastic, and maybe looser here in Hammond's company than on some of his own recordings to come! Byard Lancaster joins the group on alto and flute for one track, and Kirk Lightsey's piano makes an appearance on another – but the core delight of the set comes from the mix of drums, alto, and cello – used by Fataah in a mode that's more bass-like than usual for the instrument. Titles include "To My Family", "Spaces & Things", "Snakepit Strut", "Uhren", "Murdxas", and "Figit Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LeadersMudfoot ... CD
Blackhawk, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most successful albums from the 80s jazz supergroup The Leaders – an outfit named as such because each of its players headed up their own combos. The sextet features Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, Don Moye on drums, Chico Freeman on saxes, Arthur Blythe on alto, and Lester Bowie on trumpet – and with a lineup like that, you can be sure there's a definite train of influences from the Chicago and St Louis spiritual and avant scenes of years past, all filtered into a tighter style that has that sort of 80s avant-crossing over approach. Titles include "Miss Nancy", "Elaborations", "Freedom Swing Song", "Song Of Her", and "Mudfoot". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)
 
 
 



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