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Don Byas/Ben Webster/Coleman Hawkins/Lester YoungTenor Sax (4 x 78rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Savoy, Mid 40s. Very Good+ 4 x 78rpm album ... $9.99
Includes the tracks "What Do You Want With My Heart" and "Don's Idea" by Don Byas, "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Blue Skies" by Ben Webster, "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" and "Stompin At The Savoy" by Coleman Hawkins, and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance" and "Lebster's Savoy Jump by Lester Young. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album has some light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Roy Eldridge/Charlie Shavers/Lester YoungTrumpet Battle 1952 ... LP
Verve, 1952. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Jazz At The Philharmonic material from 1952 featuring Eldridge and Shavers on trumpet and Lester Young on tenor – with Benny Carter on alto, Flip Phillips on tenor, Oscar Peterson on piano, Berney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – on three long tracks that include "Jam Session Blues", "The Trumpet Battle", and a "Ballad Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Charlie Parker & Lester YoungBird & Pres – The 1946 Concerts – Jazz At The Philharmonic ... LP
Verve, 1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Great 70s 2LP collection of JATP material with Parker and Young, with Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, and Buck Clayton! LP, Vinyl record album
(CRC pressing. Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete Aladdin Sessions ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 40s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A great 2CD set – one that contains every track Lester recorded for Aladdin – including the rare 1942 trio session with Nat Cole and a 1946 date Helen Humes. CD
(Out of print. BMG club pressing)

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Lester YoungGreat Lester Young – Vol 2 ... LP
Aladdin/Imperial, Late 40s. Very Good ... $16.99
Great early work from Lester Young – an Imperial Records collection of early material from the 78rpm days of Aladdin Records! The work is a great bridge between swing and pop – and Lester Young's tone is superb throughout – on titles that include "One O'Clock Jump", "Easy Does It", "East Of The Sun", "No Eyes Blues", "The Sheik Of Araby", "Confessin' That I Love You", "Something To Remember You By", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Jumpin' At Mesners", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some splitting on the top seam, and a name on the back in marker.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungKansas City Sessions ... CD
GRP, 1938/1944. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great ensemble material recorded by the Commodore label in New York – features Lester Young on tenor sax and clarinet, Buck Clayton on trumpet, Freddie Green on guitar, Joe Bushkin on piano, Walter Page on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. 22 tracks in all, including lots of alternate takes. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a clear promo sticker on the front.)

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Lester YoungLester Swings ... LP
Verve, 1945/1950/1951. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A collection of material gathered from Verve albums "Pres", "Lester Swings Again", and "Lester Young/Buddy Rich Trio", with pianists Nat King Cole, Hank Jones, and John Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Disc 2 – Afternoon Of A Basie-ite ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Broadway", "Dickie's Dream", "Tickle Toe", "I Never Knew", "Lester's Dream", and "Beautiful Eyes" – 20 cuts in all. CD
(Disc 2 from the the 4CD set.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 3 – Enter The Count ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Seminal sides cut with Count Basie at the end of the 30s – presented in a package with very detailed liner notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some splitts in the shrinkwrap and a small old sticker.)

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Lester Young TrioLester Young Trio (2 x 12 inch 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Philo, 1945. Very Good+ 2x78 Gatefold ... $84.99
With "King Cole" on piano, and Red Callendar on bass. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(NOTE: Disc two has a the start of a small edge crack. Cover has light wear.)

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Lester Young with Count BasieLester Amadeus ... CD
Phontastic, Late 30s. Used ... $4.99
Collects late 30's recordings featuring Lester Young and Count Basie – 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester Young/Teddy WilsonPrez & Teddy (Jazz Giants 56/Pres & Teddy) ... LP
Verve (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A pair of Verve Classics – back to back on this UK album from the 70s! First up is Jazz Giants 56 – a timeless ensemble session from Verve Records! The feel here is almost in jam session mode, but perhaps a bit tighter – a group of all-star players from the mid-50s, with Lester Young on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, Teddy Wilson on piano, and Freddie Green on guitar – a nice mix of generations and styles that really helps open up the sound of the record. Tracks are nice and long, taken in that open, solo-conscious Verve mode – and tunes include "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", "This Year's Kisses", "You Can Depend On Me", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". Next is Pres & Teddy – a classic session of mellow magic from tenorist Lester Young and pianist Teddy Wilson – both giants of jazz from an earlier generation, but maybe sounding even better here in a sublime Verve Records setting from the 50s! Young's tenor fronts the trio of Wilson – with Gene Ramey on bass and Joe Jones on drums – a somewhat unassuming group, which means that Lester's power really holds sway throughout – these magical solos that so easygoing they almost seem effortless – but which are filled with soul and imagination. Titles include "Love Me Or Leave Me", "All Of Me", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Love Is Here To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungI Never Knew/Just You Just Me ... 78 RPM
Keynote, 1944. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have a name stamp.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Swings ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Ad Lib Blues", "I Cover The Waterfront", "This Year's Kisses", "Up 'n' Adam", "Waldorf Blues", and "All of Me". CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing. Spine has an index sticker. Booklet has a very small tear from one of the plastic tabs.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio (aka President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio) ... CD
Verve/Universal, 1952. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lester Young joins the Oscar Peterson trio – and the result is a classic meeting of the minds from early 50s Verve! Young's tone is tremendous throughout – that sharp-yet-cool style that had such a big influence on other 50s players, and which gets some great support here from Peterson's group, which also features guest guitar from Barney Kessel. Oscar's piano lines are a bit more forceful than usual – possibly because of the presence of Prez – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Ad Lib Blues", "Just You Just Me", "Two To Tango", "I'm Confessin", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "Almost Like Being In Love". CD
(Verve Master Edition. Digipack hub is missing a couple of teeth but still holds CD securely.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres – The Complete Savoy Recordings ... LP
Savoy, 1944/1949. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds that bridge the worlds of swing and bop – mostly recorded for Svoy in 1944, the earliest days of the label – with a few tracks from 1949 as well – and a number of alternates appearing here for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungVol 2 – Live Recording – 1948 At Royal Roost New York City/1956 At Cafe Bohemia New York City ... LP
Musidisc (France), 1948/1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A compilation of a 1948 session with Freddy Jefferson on piano, Ted Briscoe on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums, and another from 1955 with sidemen unknown. Titles include "Up The Atom", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Back Home In Indiana" and "Improvisation" from the 1948 session, and "Pennies From Heaven", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid", "These Foolish Things", and "Three Little Words" from the 1956 session. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Jazz Anthology issue.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPresident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Lester Young joins the Oscar Peterson trio – and the result is a classic meeting of the minds from early 50s Verve! Young's tone is tremendous throughout – that sharp-yet-cool style that had such a big influence on other 50s players, and which gets some great support here from Peterson's group, which also features guest guitar from Barney Kessel. Oscar's piano lines are a bit more forceful than usual – possibly because of the presence of Prez – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Ad Lib Blues", "Just You, Just Me", and "Almost Like Being In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Vital Vinyl series!)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... CD
King, Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young songbook – laidback and soulful tunes that really let her open up and do her thing! The backing on the album's nice and earthy – provided by a Chicago group that includes King Fleming piano, Charles Stepney vibes, Paul Serrano trumpet, and Vernel Fournier drums – and the overall style is perfect for Lorez' deep soulful vocals. Titles include "DB Blues", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "This Year's Kisses", and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Von FreemanLester Leaps In ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fitting title, as there's plenty of Lester Young nestled down there deeply in the horn of Von Freeman – yet given that the album was recorded during Von's 70th year on this planet, there's also a hell of a lot of his own sound there too! Freeman's one of those talents that we're especially happy to have grown up with – a musician who taught us plenty on the inside that we thought could only happen on the outside – subtle sounds, twists, and turns in his music that always kept us listening, even when the setting might seem familiar. And here, the tunes are all ones you've heard, but Freeman delivers them in a deeply personal way – blowing tenor with a gutbuckety depth, yet none of the gutbuckety cliches that always make us hate the word "gutbuckety" so much. No too-hard Texas tenor, no bop retro rehash, just clear Chicago soul – handled by Von in ways that nobody else can touch. Players include Jodie Christian on piano, Eddie DeHaas on bass, and Wilbur Campbell on drums – and titles include "All About Ronnie", "I Love You", "A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square", "Lester Leaps In", and "Scrapple From The Apple". CD

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Count BasieCount Basie (Phoenix10) ... LP
Phoenix10, 1938. Sealed ... $4.99
Classic Basie Orchestra recocording, with Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, and Harry Edison on trumpets; Benny Morton, Dan Minor, and Dickie Wells on trombones; Earl Warren, Jack Washington, Herschel Evans, and Lester Young on saxophones; Freddie Green on guitar, Walter Page on bass, Joe Jones on drums, and Jimmy Rushing on vocals. Titles include "One O'Clock Jump", "Moten Swing", "Study In Brown", "Good Morning Blues", "Lady Be Good", "Flat Foot Boogie", "Boogie Woogie Blues", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cellophane has a few small holes.)

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California PlayboysTrying To Become A Millionaire ... CD
Loadstone/Manufactured, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that never fully got its due at the time, but which is ripe for rediscovery all these many years later! The California Playboys were together for a number of years – forming as a backing band for singer Lester Young (not the sax player), doing session work for others, and otherwise developing their skills for years – all of which really comes through here in their sharp-edged instrumentation, which sounds even sharper in the 70s indie-level production for the album. The killer title tune sounds like it could (and should!) be the namesake tune of a funky mid 70s soundtrack – as it's really got a perfect cinematic soul vibe, ala Bobby Womack and Marvin Gaye – though in a tighter, smaller combo setting. Most tunes start with vocals and end with long instrumental riffing – and titles include"Double Love", "She's A Real Sweet Woman", "Just Say A Four Letter Word", "I've Got To Find Myself Another Girl", and "Turned On For Good". CD
Also available Trying To Become A Millionaire (with download) ... LP 18.99

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California PlayboysTrying To Become A Millionaire (with download) ... LP
Loadstone/Manufactured, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Stunning funky soul by California Playboys – a heck of a record that should have made the Playboys a huge combo at the time! It's a shame the group didn't become millionaires – but the obscurity of the record is maybe also one of its charms – the kind of small label set that never fully got its due at the time, but which is ripe for rediscovery all these many years later! The California Playboys were together for a number of years – forming as a backing band for singer Lester Young (not the sax player), doing session work for others, and otherwise developing their skills for years – all of which really comes through here in their sharp-edged instrumentation, which sounds even sharper in the 70s indie-level production for the album. The killer title tune sounds like it could (and should!) be the namesake tune of a funky mid 70s soundtrack – as it's really got a perfect cinematic soul vibe, ala Bobby Womack and Marvin Gaye – though in a tighter, smaller combo setting. Most tunes start with vocals and end with long instrumental riffing – and titles include"Double Love", "She's A Real Sweet Woman", "Just Say A Four Letter Word", "I've Got To Find Myself Another Girl", and "Turned On For Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Trying To Become A Millionaire ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla At The Opera House ... CD
Verve/Polydor (Japan), 1957. Used ... $8.99
Nice backing on most tracks by a small combo that features Oscar Peterson on piano and Herb Ellis on guitar – and a larger group on a few more, with Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, and Lester Young on tenors! Titles include "Stompin At The Savoy", "Goody Goody", "Ill Wind", and "Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered". CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of "Sing Sing Sing". CD
(Please note the tray card is missing one spine.)

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Eddie Higgins & Scott HamiltonSmoke Gets In Your Eyes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2001. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
Scott Hamilton blows some wonderfully smokey tenor here – sounding great in the company of Eddie Higgins' trio! The date's got a really old school tenor sort of sound – echoes of Ben Webster and Lester Young, but updated too – taken to the clear, mature territory of Higgins' recent sessions with his trio for Venus Records – although this time around with Hamilton, the group's a quartet, with Steve Gilmore on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums. The ballads are especially nice, but we like the gentle swingers too – and titles include "By Myself", "It's A Lonesome Old Town", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

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Buck HillEasy To Love ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1981. Used ... $14.99
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by tenorist Buck Hill – a local player on the DC scene, and one who hardly ever got his due on record! We'd rank Buck right up there with Von Freeman – another local player who spent years honing his tenor sound in a local setting, yet who never got the right sort of fame because he kept away from the New York or LA scenes. And here, Hill's got an incredibly timeless sound in his horn – really deep, beautiful, and undeniably soulful – a sense of raspy tone that goes back to Lester Young or Ben Webster, but a freer, more open sense of swing too – brought out nicely by rhythm work from Reuben Brown on piano, Wilbur Little on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. This set features the first half of a great live European performance from 1981 – with titles that include "Easy To Love", "Mr Barrow", "Little Face", and "Spaces". CD

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorm Granz' Jam Session #8 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
An early Norm Granz production, before they were issued under the JATP moniker, though basically the same idea. In fact, this set would later get repackaged as a JATP side. As you'd expect, it's an all star cast, with a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Buddy Rich. Side one is a blowing session entitled "Jam Blues" and side two is the "Ballad Medley" stringing together bits of "Tenderly", "I've Got The World On A String", "What's New", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good","Don't Blame Me", "Imagination", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Body & Soul" and "She's Funny That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has clear tape along all of the seams and a spot of faded marker in the top right.)

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Sonny RollinsWorktime! ... CD
Prestige, 1955. Used ... $4.99
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many decades running! There's a depth of tone on the record that rivals Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young – but a quickness of pace and imagination that shows a clear influence from Charlie Parker, and a deftness that few were bringing to the tenor at the time. The rhythm section here is super tight – and features Ray Bryant on piano, George Morrow on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all supporting Rollins' bold lead with lines that bristle with electricity, but still often fall back to let the sound of the tenor envelop the whole group. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "Paradox", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bennie WallaceFourteen Bar Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Great early work from tenorist Bennie Wallace – a set that's got a really nice edge, and which is a nice contrast to some of Bennie's smoother work in years to come! The format's a trio – ala the important Sonny Rollins mode – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Eddie Moore on drums – and Wallace plays with a real sense of sharpness, and a balance between newer tenor ideas and some of the older roots of the instrument in jazz – almost rewriting legacies of Lester Young and Ben Webster, by taking their inspiration through a much more modern landscape. Titles include "Trinkle Trinkle", "Chelsea Bridge", "Green & Yellow", "Yard N Newk", "The Fourteen Bar Blues", and "Vicissitudes". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley With Gil Evans & His Orchestra (aka New Bottle Old Wine) ... LP
World Pacific, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove, labeled "New Bottle Old Wine". Cover has some light wear, and a bit of splitting on the top seam – but vinyl is great.)

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✨✧ Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar (4CD set) (amp box edition) ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work from guitarist Charlie Christian – an artist who only recorded for a few short years before an untimely early death – but a player whose work went onto have a huge impact on both the guitar and jazz music in general for years to come! Charlie's playing has a sharp edge that's undeniable – an approach to the guitar that's definitely jazz, yet also finds a place for bluesy inflections too – in styles that no doubt influenced later players like Grant Green or Tal Farlow – and which may have also been an inspiration to electrified bluesmen in the 50s, too. This package brings together a huge amount of Christian's crucial sides for the Columbia label – material that features his raw electric instrument in the company of the Benny Goodman sextet, where Charlie could really shine – and a bit in Benny's larger group too. The package also features raw material that has Christian playing with Count Basie & Lester Young, and the Metronome All Stars – plus detailed notes too. 98 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print first pressing – in the cool amp-styled box! Outer box has some edgewear & is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert (2LP set) ... LP
Columbia, 1938. Very Good- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of "Sing Sing Sing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Includes the heavy inner sleeves. Outer cover is stained a bit at the bottom seam, with small splits in the top and bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Martin TorgoffBop Apocalypse – Jazz, Race, The Beats, & Drugs (hardcover) ... Book
Da Capo, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An insanely detailed book on the role of drugs in American music – written by a guy who's already written a fair bit about drugs and culture! This time around, Martin Torgoff turns his eye towards the postwar years – looking at the interwoven landscapes of jazz, underground culture, and drugs from the late 40s through the 60s – with chapters that look at both famous figures and lesser-known personas – in a list that includes Billie Holiday, Lester Young, William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Charlie Parker, and many more. The book's filled with short chapters that almost each read like a story themselves – never too exploitative, and often never with any sort of judgement at all – just surprising detail about the relation between drugs and performance, writing, or other artistic creation. These short chapters work well to weave together a world behind the scenes – subtle forces that later shaped more famous creations – and the book is a hefty 412 pages, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Teddy WilsonChronogical Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra 1937 ... CD
Classics (France), 1937. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, Buck Clayton, Lester Young, Harry James, Buster Bailey, Billie Holiday, and Helen Ward. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Teddy WilsonChronological Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra 1938 ... CD
Classics (France), 1938. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great pre-war material from Teddy Wilson and crew featuring Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Chu Berry, Bud Freeman and Lester Young – plus obscure solo piano tracks released by the Teddy Wilson School for Pianists! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieChronogical Count Basie & His Orchestra 1939 ... CD
Classics, 1939. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Chu Berry, Lester Young, Buddy Tate, Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, Harry Edison, and Shad Collins. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James CarterConversin With The Elders ... CD
Atlantic, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic from the young James Carter – really coming on strong on tenor, plus some baritone and bass clarinet too – with players who include Craig Taborn on piano, Harry Edison and Lester Bowie on trumpet, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Tani Tabaal on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Harry JamesYes Indeed ... CD
ASV (UK), Late 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter, Lester Young, and Lionel Hampton. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusReevaluation: The Impulse Years ... LP
Impulse/ABC, Mid 60s/1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Nice 2LP set of Mingus' work for Impulse, with a fair complement of stuff that he did for the label – including the entire LP's worth of material from Black Saint & The Sinner Lady (which is always his toughest to find). This is a nice cheaply priced way to get that LP, and to get some other goodies like "Hora Decubitus", "Freedom", "II B.S.", and "Theme For Lester Young". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with some splitting.)

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✨✧ VariousCommodore Story ... CD
Commodore/GRP, Late 30s/1940s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 40 tracks by Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Wild Bill Davison, Muggsy Spanier, Hot Lips Page, Bud Freeman, Jess Stacy, Bunk Johnson, and Roy Eldridge – plus a nice 50 page booklet with photos and notes. CD
(Out of print. Slipcase is in good shape, but has a clear promo sticker on the front and a mark through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Pacific/Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note Tone Poet Series – 2019 remaster on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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✨✧ Birdland All StarsBirdland All Stars Live At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Roulette, 1954. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A smoking set of all-star performances – recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1954, and with a sense of tremendous talent that may well blow away some of the Jazz At The Philharmonic sets of the time! The material here is heavy on Count Basie performances – excellent material from that period when he was really hitting full power again on Verve – with strong solos from Frank Foster and Frank Wess on reeds, plus work from Joe Newman on trumpet! Lester Young's tenor also joins Basie's group at one point – and Sarah Vaughan sings with the group too – but the set also features some more Verve-like performances – from Charlie Parker on alto, and Billie Holiday on vocals, who gets almost one side of the record to herself. There's a huge amount of material on the double-length set – and titles include "My Funny Valentine", "Cool Blues", and "The Song Is You" by Charlie Parker; "Them There Eyes", "My Man", and "Lover Man" by Billie Holiday; "Saturday", "Time", "That Old Devil Moon", and "Don't Blame Me" by Sarah Vaughan; and "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Sure Thing", "Perdido", "Blues Backstage", and "You For Me" by Count Basie. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVerve – The Sound Of America – Singles Collection (5 CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A very fresh look at the music of Verve Records – that legendary jazz imprint that's made wonderful sounds from the late 40s onwards! Verve is well-known as a label for classic jazz albums – work by Stan Getz, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and many others – but during the company's initial wave of releases, they also issued a fair number of singles, too – offering different mixes and versions of tracks than appeared on the full length records! This sweet 5CD set is a marvelous overview of that era – and is especially strong on music from Verve's big years of the 50s and 60s – a time when the label was really helping shape American musical tastes, and was getting a lot of these singles out there on the charts, on the radios, and in the jukeboxes too. The set features 100 rare singles, served up on five differently-themed CDs – Just Friends (1947 to 1956), Stairway To The Stars (1956/1957), Bossa Nova (1958 to 1963), Goldfinger (1963 to 1965), and Bumpin On Sunset (1965 to 2001). The Stairway To The Stars CD features work from Verve's big wave of vocal recordings in the mid 50s – songs by Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and others – and Goldfinger has some ultra-cool bits from Verve's mod years – including work by Jimmy Smith, Donald Byrd, Lalo Schifrin, Stan Getz, and Bill Evans. The Bossa Nova material is great, and more than stands for itself – and the Bumpin On Sunset CD features some overlooked gems from the late 60s and early 70s – with really only one later track. 100 songs in all, 5CDs, and a nice booklet with notes and players for each single. CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)
 
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✨✧ VariousLoma – A Soul Music Love Affair Vol 2 – Get In The Groove 1965 to 1968 (180 gram pressing – with insert) ... LP
Loma/Future Days, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
60s soul treasures – served up here in glorious mono – all as part of this wonderful tribute to the legendary Loma Records label! Loma was a small imprint that was part of Warner Brothers in the late 60s – and acted more like an LA-based indie label, with a quality level that rivals the best from New York, Detroit, and Chicago at the time – even Memphis, given that Loma had a surprisingly great ear for deep soul – in a way that few west coast imprints had during the 60s. The mix of modes here is wonderful – from upbeat groovers, to female soul killers, to some especially hard-burning male vocal numbers – in a set list that includes "The Dam Busted" by Carl Hall, "You Can't Outsmart A Woman" by Kell Osborne, "Too Late" by JJ Jackson, "Good Time" by The Mighty Hannibal, "Help Yourself" by Larry Lester, "Callin" by Lonnie Youngblood, "Your Search is Over" by Walter Foster, "Rainin In My Heart" by The Olympics, "There's Something On Your Mind (part 1)" by Baby Lloyd, and "Try" by Lorraine Ellison. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBest Of The Columbia & RCA/Vik Years 1956 to 1959 ... CD
Sony/Real Gone, Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A nice collection of overlooked work from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – not the oft-reissued material from the group's years at Blue Note, but instead some slightly more obscure sides recorded for Columbia and RCA! The work here also represents a time when Blakey was experimenting a bit more with the group – a stretch right before he settled into some of the more-recorded groups with Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and Bobby Timmons – but still had a great ear for important younger talent! Players here include Bill Hardman, Donald Byrd, and Lee Morgan on trumpets; Jackie McLean on alto; Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, and Benny Golson on tenor; and Horace Silver and Sam Dockery on piano! The set includes material from the albums Hard Bop, Drum Suite, Jazz Messengers, Night In Tunisia, and some of the French-only live recordings that Blakey did for RCA in the late 50s – and the set features 16 tracks that include "Nica's Dream", "Evidence", "Blues March For Europe No 1", "Along Came Manon", "Lester Left Town", "Night In Tunisia (live)", "Moanin With Hazel", "Night In Tunisia (take 3)", "Ecaroh", "Cubano Chant", "Almost Like Being In Love", "The Sacrifie", and "Couldn't It Be You (take 4)". CD
 
 
 



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