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Coleman Hawkins/Lester Young/Ben WebsterBig Three (Doctor Jazz) ... LP
Doctor Jazz, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Includes "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", "Spang", "Frog & Mule" and a few more by Webster, "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Blues Changes" by Hawkins, and "I'm Fer It Too", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hello Babe" by Young. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungBack Home Again In Indiana/Lester's Blues ... 78 RPM
Savoy, 1944. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Lester YoungComplete Aladdin Sessions ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 40s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
This is a great two disc set 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.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungI Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance/Lester's Savoy Jump ... 78 RPM
Savoy, 1944. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Lester YoungImmortal Lester Young ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A collection of earlier sides that Young recorded for Savoy, released after his death, and featuring various small groups that include such players as Freddie Greene, Count Basie, Junior Mance, Roy Haynes, Billy Taylor, and Cozy Cole. Tracks include "Blues N Bells", "Ghost Of A Chance", "These Foolish Things", "Exercise In Swing", "Ding Dong", and "June Bug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has light wear, a small peeled spot from tape removal at the spine, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Lester YoungJammin With Lester ... LP
Jazz Archives, Mid 40s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Notable sidemen include Red Callendar, Buck Clayton & Barney Kessel. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Lester YoungJazz Masters 30 ... CD
Verve, Late 40s. Used ... $1.99
Features work by Teddy Wilson, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich and Barney Kessel. Tracks include "All Of Me", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Just You, Just Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungLester Swings ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $3.99
With Argonne Thornton, Fred Lacey, Rodney Richardson, Lydell Marshall, Ted Brisco, Roy Haynes, Gene Di Novi, Chuck Wayne, Curley Russell, Tiny Kahn, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich, John Lewis, Joe Shulman, Bill Clark, Gene Ramey & Jo Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young (Pres) ... LP
Charlie Parker/Everest, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
No real date or personnel on this one, and the album's a live set recorded, most likely, at some time in the 50s. The quality of the recording isn't great, and you hear a heck of a lot of crowd noise – but the work's an interesting document of Pres during the period, as the tunes are all quite long, and with a freer, looser sense of improvisation than on some of his studio sides. There's a trumpeter who gets in a lot of licks on the set (Roy Eldridge?) – and titles include "Destination Moon", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Sunday", "Lester Leaps In", and "Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lester YoungLester Young Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $13.99
Includes 85 tracks and features Lester Young with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 4 – Lester Leaps In ... LP
Columbia, 1939. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Great material from that pivotal year of 1939 – a time when Lester Young's horn set a tone for a whole new generation! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo pressing with tracklist stickers.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 5 – Evening Of A Basie-ite ... LP
Columbia, Early 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Includes work recorded with Count Basie and Billie Holiday! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Trio ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1946. Used ... $6.99
An early trio session by Lester Young – recorded with Buddy Rich on drums! The record also features an obscure pianist named "Aye Guy" – Nat King Cole under another name! Guy and Young trade lines in a very nicely relaxed format, and even though the record's mostly all standards, the group works well with the material. The one original track – "Back To The Land" – is a live improvised one, recorded in the studio with no overdubs – and other titles include "I've Found A New Baby", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Somebody Loves Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $4.99
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.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungMaster's Touch ... CD
Savoy, 1944/1949. Used ... $2.99
A rare Savoy album that compiles sides cut previously for the label by Pres – all apparently during the late 40s years, with players that include Roy Haynes, Junior Mance, Billy Taylor, Cozy Cole, Harry Edison, Buddy Tate, and others. Tracks are offered in master takes, and alternate ones – and titles include "Ghost Of a Chance", "Tush", "Circus In Rhythm", "Exercise In Swing", "Basie English", and "Salute To Fats". Great cover, too – with a guy painting a portrait of Pres! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Very Good ... $1.99
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
(Stereo pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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Lester YoungTea For Two/I Can't Get Started (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Philo, 1942. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Lester Young with Count BasieLester Amadeus ... CD
Phontastic, Late 30s. Used ... $8.99
Collects late 30's recordings featuring Lester Young and Count Basie – 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah Vaughan/Lester YoungOne Night Stand – The Town Hall Concert 1947 ... CD
Blue Note, 1947. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungArchives Of Jazz Vol 4 – Lester Young... Again ... LP
AJ Records, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on the spine, at the top and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungBlue Lester ... CD
Savoy, Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little 12 track LP that compiles some of Lester Young's small combo work for Savoy – featuring backing by players that include Count Basie, Freddie Green, Shadow Wilson, Cozy Cole, Roy Haynes, and Junior Mance. Titles include "June Bug", "Blue Lester", "Blues N Bells", "Basie English", "Jump Lester Jump", and "Ding Dong" – and the album comes with a great cover image! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLover Come Back To Me/Jamming With Lester ... 78 RPM
Philo, Mid 40s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lester Young & FriendsGiant Of The Tenor Sax ... LP
Commodore, 1938/1944. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, Bill Coleman, Joe Bushkin, Freddie Green, and Jo Jones. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nat King Cole, Lester Young, & Buddy RichGiants Three (aka Lester Young Trio) ... LP
Verve, 1946. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
An early trio session by Lester Young – recorded with Buddy Rich on drums! The record also features an obscure pianist named "Aye Guy" – Nat King Cole under another name! Guy and Young trade lines in a very nicely relaxed format, and even though the record's mostly all standards, the group works well with the material. The one original track – "Back To The Land" – is a live improvised one, recorded in the studio with no overdubs – and other titles include "I've Found A New Baby", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Somebody Loves Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(VSP pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear and aging, and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins/Lester Young/Eddie Lockjaw Davis/JClassic Tenors Vol 2 ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1943/1946/1950. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "Blues Changes", "Hello Babe", "My Silent Love", "Long Moan", "Lockjaw", "Surgery", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is bent at the top left corner.)
 
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Count BasieCount Basie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $8.99
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Birdland All StarsBirdland All Stars Live At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Roulette, 1954. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
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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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

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Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available New Bottle Old Wine (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Pacific/Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
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!)
Also available New Bottle Old Wine ... CD 9.99

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Stan GetzSound – Stan Getz Plays ... LP
Roost, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Wonderful stuff – a mid 50s LP that compiles some of Stan Getz's best icy sides for Roost Records – material that has the tenorist blowing in a way that really had folks sit up and take notice! There's some of the warmth of Lester Young in Stan's playing here, but also a crisp, modern edge too – a sign of the new voices coming forth on the tenor in the 50s – of which Stan was first and foremost! The record features material from two different sessions – one a quartet that includes Horace Silver on piano and Walt Bolden on drums; the other a bit later, in Sweden, with Bengt Hallberg on piano. Titles include boppers like "Tootsie Roll" and "Hershey Bar", plus Stan's classic reading of "Dear Old Stockholm" – always a treat! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with a worn corner at the bottom right.)

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Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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

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Hector HallalVariaciones En Jazz ... LP
Astro (Mexico), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great small combo jazz from Mexican saxophonist Hector "El Arabe" Hallal – a very soulful reed player, with a sound that would have been huge had he been blowing in the US or Europe at the time! Most tunes are standards, but taken with some really great emotion – and the kind of inflections you might hear from someone like Ben Webster or Lester Young. The recording quality is great, with small combo backing and a great vibe overall! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the spine.)

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Billie HolidayFine & Mellow ... CD
Telstar, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $2.99
A collection of "live" performances pulled from old radio transcription discs. Tracks include "Lover Man", "Same Old Story", "Willow Weep For Me", and "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" and feature Lester Young, Mal Waldron, Roy Eldridge, and Charles Mingus. CD
(Booklet has some light age spots on the back.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorm Granz' Jam Session #8 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $33.99
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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Nat Pierce-Dick Collins/Charlie MarianoNat Pierce-Dick Collins Nonet/Charlie Mariano Sextet ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An incredible set of tracks – featuring some of the best early work by a young Charlie Mariano! Side one of the album features a nonet led by the team of Nat Pierce and Dick Collins – larger arrangements in a Woody Herman-esque style, played by a group that includes Jerry Coker, Jack Nimetz, and Cy Touff – on titles that include "Some of These Days", "Easy Living", "Blue Lester", and "The King". But the real charmer here is side two – fantastic material by a sextet led by Charlie Mariano, recorded in San Francisco with a wonderful focus on Charlie's edgey early tone! The Mariano sides are tremendous – really incredible, with a sense of soul and depth that grabs you right away – and which even surpasses Charlie's excellent 50s work on Bethlehem. Titles include "The Nymph", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "After Coffee", and "My Friend Ethel". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Paul QuinichetteVice Pres (Trip reissue) ... LP
EmArcy, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Some of the greatest work as a leader ever cut by tenorist Paul Quinichette – longtime Basie alum, and a key player who was the "Vice Pres" next to Lester Young's "Pres". The record is one of the best full-length albums by Quinichette from the early days, and combines material from a 10" LP and an earlier e.p. into a sparkling set of a dozen tracks that includes "Cross Fire", "The Hook", "Samie", "Shad Roe", "Prevue", "Sandstone", "Bot Bot", and "Paul's Bunion". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy WhittleWaxing With Whittle – Tommy Whittle Studio Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), 1953/1954. Used ... $16.99
A great saxophonist from the British scene of the 50s – one that most Americans don't know as well as Ronnie Scott or Tubby Hayes, but who cut some equally important work at the time! The tunes here are all small group numbers – all with Dill Jones on piano, most with Tony Kinsey on drums, and a few with Harry Klein on baritone – and throughout the album, Whittle demonstrates a wonderfully rich, raspy tone on the tenor – one maybe influenced by Lester Young, but with the deftness of the bop generation – served up here on 14 beautifully swinging tunes. Titles include "Martini", "Zythum", "Debut", "Yesterdays", "Zoot Suit", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Symphony", and "Waxing With Whittle". CD
(Includes obi.)

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VariousGiants Of Jazz Vol 1 – Jazz Greats ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Notable sidemen include Lester Young, Red Norvo, Earl Hines, Cozy Cole and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some peeling gloss, splitting seams.)

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VariousJazz Giants Play George Gershwin – S'Wonderful ... CD
Prestige, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Miles Davis, Zoot Sims, Joe Pass, Art Tatum, the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Benny Carter Quartet, Red Garland, Nat Adderley, Cannonball Adderley, Cal Tjader, Lester Young & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ James CarterConversin With The Elders ... CD
Atlantic, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from the young James Carter – really coming on strong on tenor, plus some bareitone 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

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✨✧ Jazz At The PhilharmonicBlues In Chicago 1955 ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Buddy Rich on drums, Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Oscar Peterson on piano, Lester Young & Illinois Jacquet on tenor sax and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic – 1950s (3LP set) ... LP
Verve (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- 3LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from the glory days of this all-star jam session format – with work from Lester Young and Flip Phillips on tenor, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie on trumpets, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Oscar Peterson on piano, Benny Carter on alto, and Barney Kessel on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Back of box has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Paul QuinichetteVice Pres ... CD
Verve, 1951/1952/1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest work as a leader ever cut by tenorist Paul Quinichette – longtime Basie alum, and a key player who was the "Vice Pres" next to Lester Young's "Pres". The CD combines a huge batch of tracks from the early 50s – including titles from the album The Vice Pres, the 10" LP Sequel, and 6 previously unissued alternate takes. Quinichette's playing in smallish groups with a number of Basie bandmates – including Freddie Green, Buck Clayton, Joe Newman, and Basie himself – but there's also some great twists to the recordings, like organ by Bill Doggett and Marlowe Morris, and some crack arrangements by Ernie Wilkins. Tracks are short, and Quinichette's right on the money with nearly all his solos. Titles include "No Parking", "Crossfire", "Sandstone", "Prevue", "Bot Bot", "Samie", 'Shad Roe", and "Crew Cut". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite edition, digipack has some edgewear & sticker renmant on the back.)

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✨✧ Bernt Rosengren QuintetHug ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later delight from the great Bernt Rosengren – one of the greatest Swedish jazz players of his generation, blowing here with a wonderfully mature sound! Bernt always had an edge in the early days, and later, he found a way to turn that edge towards straighter sounds – really opening them up with raspy undercurrents that make for incredibly soulful music overall – a tenor legacy that's right at home in a range that goes back through Stan Getz and Lester Young. This set features a tight group with excellent piano from Carl Fredrik Orrje, who seems to set each tune on fire a bit with his tone – plus guitar from Anders Ullberg, bass from Torbjorn Hultcrantz, and drums from Leif Wennerstrom. Titles include "Where Is Miss J", "What", "Damberg", "Minor March", "The Hug", and "It Can't Be True". CD

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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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✨✧ Bennie WallaceFourteen Bar Blues ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz At The Philharmonic – The First Ten Years (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work by Lester Young, Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Buddy Rich, Nat King Cole, and Billie Holiday. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieSuper Chief ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Includes 28 titles featuring performances with Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey, Helen Humes, Jimmy Rushing, Buck Clayton, Lester Young, and many more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny GuarnieriChronological Johnny Guarnieri – 1944 to 1946 ... CD
Classics (France), Mid 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great small group sides from pianist Johnny Gaurnieri. Most of the material here was recorded for Savoy and features musicians including Slam Stewart, Cozy Cole, and Don Byas – plus four larger group tracks with Lester Young and Bill Taylor! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Vol 2 – 1953 to 1956 – Radio & TV Broadcasts ... LP
ESP, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features a few Carnegie Hall appearances, one with Count Basie and Lester Young – and TV work on The Tonight Show and The Comeback Story! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayCompact Jazz – Billie Holiday Live ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes 20 tracks and features essential work with Lester Young and Mal Waldron. CD
 
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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 ... $11.99 22.99
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 ... $18.99 19.99
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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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleBad Boys Of Jazz (Instrumentals) ... LP
Pheelco, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 26.99
We're not sure if we'd call these guys "bad boys" – but we certainly love them to death, and their music only seems to get better and better with each new release! The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble first hit our ears over a decade back – first from attention they were getting overseas, but also because they're from our hometown of Chicago – younger musicians inspired by the legacy of their father, Phil Cohran of Artistic Heritage Ensemble fame! Yet their sound is nothing like their pops – as they're a brass-heavy group who maybe owe more to the experiments of Lester Bowie – using their instruments in ways that go far past any Nola-styled reference to the format – definitely with lots of jazz in the mix, but also a highly rhythmic approach that really comes through right from the very first note of this set – and keeps on rolling all the way through. Titles include "My Ship", "Coffee", "Art Comes 1st", "Yo Friends", "Straight Bizness", "In The House", "After Party", "Showtime", and "Soul On Ice". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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