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Charlie Christian & Lester YoungTogether ... CD
Archives Of Jazz (Holland), Early 40s. Used ... $12.99
Documents the brief appearance of Lester Young with Charlie Christian and the Benny Goodman sextet – a group which also featured Count Basie on piano. Release is rounded out with additional material from Goodman and Christian. Tracks include "Ad-Lib Blues", "Wholly Cats", "Breakfast Feud", "and Gone With What Draft". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy Eldridge/Charlie Shavers/Lester YoungTrumpet Battle 1952 ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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. Vinyl has cosmetic sleeve marks.)

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Sarah Vaughan/Lester YoungOne Night Stand – The Town Hall Concert 1947 ... CD
Blue Note, 1947. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungArchives Of Jazz Vol 1 ... LP
AJ Records, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Titles include "Blue Tres", "I Cover The Waterfront", "These Foolish Things", "Lester Leaps In", "Sunday", and "Destination Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has a cutout hole and a razor mark in front.)

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Lester YoungClassic Albums Collection (Lester Young/Lester Swings Again/Lester's Here/Pres & Sweets/Jazz Giants 56/Pres & Teddy/Going For Myself/Laughin' To Keep From Cryin')(4CD set) ... CD
Enlightenment (UK), Late 50s. Used 4CD ... $9.99
Lester Young's classic albums for Verve and Norgran – with Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and others. CD

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Lester YoungComplete 1936 to 1951 Small Group Sessions Vol 2 – 1942 to 1944 ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), Early 40s. Used ... $11.99
Featuring Nat King Cole, Dickie Wells, Count Basie, and Johnny Guarnieri. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungComplete Aladdin Sessions ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 40s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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.)

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Lester YoungComplete Aladdin Sessions (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Definitive (Andorra), Mid 40s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
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. This version also includes 8 bonus tracks recorded for Norgran in 1946 with Nat King Cole and Buddy Rich. 48 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungComplete Lester Young – Essential Keynote Collection 1 ... CD
Keynote/Nippon (Japan), 1943. Used ... $3.99
Music from the Lester Young quartet and the Kansas City Seven. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungEasy Does It ... CD
Past Perfect/Jazz Line (Germany), Mid/Late 40s. Used ... $1.99
Includes the songs "D. B. Blues", "Lester Blows Again", "These Foolish Things", "Jumpin' At Mesner's", "It's Only A Papermoon", "After You've Gone", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Jammin' With Lester", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "New Lester Leaps In", "Lester's Be Bop Boogie", "She's Funny That Way", "Easy Does", "Movin' With Lester", "One O'Clock", "I'm Confessin", "Jumpin' At The Woodside", "Lester Smooths It Out", "Just Cooling", and "East Of The Sun". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungJazz Giants '56 (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve/Phoenix (Spain), 1956. Used ... $11.99
A set with the date of 1956 very firmly planted in the title – but one that's also gone onto become 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". CD also features bonus track "Funky Blues No. 2". CD
(Out of print, 24 bit remaster.)

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Lester YoungKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, Late 30s/1940s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Taxi War Dance", "He's Funny That Way", "Tickle Toe", and "Lester Leaps In" – 19 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungLester Leaps In – Original Mono Recordings From 1936 to 1944 ... CD
ASV (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $6.99
With Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Buck Clayton, Bill Coleman, Dicky Wills, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches14
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Lester YoungLester Young Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
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.)

Exact matches15
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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 5 – Evening Of A Basie-ite ... LP
Columbia, Early 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Includes work recorded with Count Basie and Billie Holiday – and a number of previously unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a lightly bent corner at the top left.)

Exact matches16
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Lester YoungLive Recording – 1948 At Royal Roost New York City ... LP
Musidisc (France), 1948. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam, half unglued top seam and a name in pen on the front and back.)

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Lester YoungPres & Teddy (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $5.99
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". Also features the bonus track "Pres Returns". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungPres (Charlie Parker) ... LP
Charlie Parker, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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
(White label stereo pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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Lester YoungPres (Everest) ... LP
Everest, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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 YoungPres (Verve) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1950/1951. New Copy ... $13.99
As beautiful an illustration of the genius of Lester Young as you could ever hope to find – tight, short small group numbers recorded with a keen focus on Young's amazing tone – all served up with beautiful sound throughout! The cover bills the set as being by Young and his orchestra, but the material's presented in a variety of different small group settings – with Verve regulars who include Ray Brown on bass, Hank Jones or John Lewis on piano, and Buddy Rich or Joe Jones on drums. There's no other horns on the date, so Lester's tenor is right out front on all numbers – and titles include "Little Pee Blues", "Neenah", "Thou Swell", "Up N Adam", "Encore", and "Frenesi". CD

Exact matches21
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Lester YoungPres – The Complete Savoy Recordings ... LP
Savoy, 1944/1949. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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 light wear.)

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Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(Yellow label stereo pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and a name in marker.)

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Lester YoungPres Vol 2 – Lester Young In Washington DC 1956 Vol 2 ... LP
Pablo, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A lost treasure from Lester Young – previously unreleased live material from the 50s, recorded in a style that's a fair bit different than some of his studio work of the decade! The set took place at the Patio Lounge in Washington, DC – and was recorded by Bill Potts, who is also the pianist in the group – a tight little player who almost brings in a boppish edge to the material, although one who also knows how to lay back nicely on a ballad – the latter of which are especially great here for Young. Other players include Norman Williams on bass, and Jim Lucht on drums – and titles on this volume include "Lester Leaps In", "These Foolish Things", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "I'm Confessin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear and a name in marker inside that bled through to the cover.)

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Lester YoungPresident Lester Young ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $43.99
Early Verve work from Lester Young – recorded in a setting that features 2 different groups: one with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, and JC Heard; the other with John Lewis, Joe Schulman, and Bill Clark. The sound is mellow and soulful throughout – a perfect summation of Young's small-group genius, recorded in the easygoing Norman Granz style that was so groundbreaking at the time. Titles include "Pete's Cafe", "Count Every Star", "Stardust", "I'm Confessin", "These Foolish Things", and "Lester Swings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with deep groove, and trumpeter logo. Vinyl has a mark that clicks for a bit on one track, and some other lighter marks.)

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Lester Young feat Charlie ParkerLady Be Good (parts 1 & 2) (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Disc, 1946. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Lester Young TrioLester Young Trio (2 x 12 inch 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Philo, 1945. Very Good 2x78 Gatefold ... $79.99
With "King Cole" on piano and Red Callendar on bass – titles include "Body And Soul", "Indiana", "Tea For Two", and "I Can't Get Started". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear, yellowing from age, and a 3 inch split at the top of the spine.)

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✨✧ Charlie Parker & Lester YoungBird & Pres – The 1946 Concerts – Jazz At The Philharmonic ... LP
Verve, 1946. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great 70s 2LP collection of JATP material with Parker and Young, with Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, and Buck Clayton! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungFour Classic Albums (Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio/Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio/Pres & Sweets/Pres & Teddy) ... CD
Avid (UK), 1950/1954/1955/1957. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the albums Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio, Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio, Pres & Sweets, and Pres & Teddy. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungIt Don't Mean A Thing – If It Ain't Got That Swing ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prez plays nice easy-going solos with a combo that includes Jessie Drakes on trumpet, Gildo Mahones on piano, John Ore on bass, and Connie Kaye on drums. The style of the tracks is in a warm mellow tone, which fits perfectly with Young's sweet sweet solo style. Tracks include "Another Mambo", "Somebody Loves Me", "Rose Room", and "Kiss Me Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Clef Series pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, splitting on the bottom, and some light overall wear.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungKansas City Sessions ... CD
GRP, 1938/1944. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 2 – A Musical Romance ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A compilation of Lester Young's work in the orchestras of Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, and Teddy Wilson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 4 – Lester Leaps In ... LP
Columbia, 1939. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Late 70s issue.)

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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.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres & His Cabinet ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Small group material from Lester Youn sessions of the 50s for Verve – with additional solo work from Harry Edison on trumpet, Oscar Peterson and Hank Jones on piano, and Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some writing in pen. Labels have a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1950/1951. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As beautiful an illustration of the genius of Lester Young as you could ever hope to find – tight, short small group numbers recorded with a keen focus on Young's amazing tone – all served up with beautiful sound throughout! The cover bills the set as being by Young and his orchestra, but the material's presented in a variety of different small group settings – with Verve regulars who include Ray Brown on bass, Hank Jones or John Lewis on piano, and Buddy Rich or Joe Jones on drums. There's no other horns on the date, so Lester's tenor is right out front on all numbers – and titles include "Little Pee Blues", "Neenah", "Thou Swell", "Up N Adam", "Encore", and "Frenesi". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese pressing, UMV 2672, with obi.)
Also available Pres (Verve) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres Vol 3 – Lester Young In Washington DC 1956 Vol 3 ... LP
Pablo, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from Lester Young – previously unreleased live material from the 50s, recorded in a style that's a fair bit different than some of his studio work of the decade! The set took place at the Patio Lounge in Washington, DC – and was recorded by Bill Potts, who is also the pianist in the group – a tight little player who almost brings in a boppish edge to the material, although one who also knows how to lay back nicely on a ballad – the latter of which are especially great here for Young. Other players include Norman Williams on bass, and Jim Lucht on drums – and titles on this volume include "Just You Just Me", "Sometimes I'm HappY", and "Up N Adam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPresident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 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 features 13 tracks from the original sessions. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungJammin With Lester Vol 2 – Lester Young In The 1950s ... LP
Jazz Archives, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features Early Swope on trombone and Jesse Drakes on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungPresident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1952. Good ... 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
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams, a name in marker, a small peeled patch, and light surface wear.)

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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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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young Trio ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1946. Used ... 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". CD
(Out of print and still sealed. BMG music club pressing.)

Exact matches42
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✨✧ Lester Young & FriendsGiant Of The Tenor Sax ... CD
Commodore, 1938/1944. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lester Young recordings from the 78rpm Commodore label – sessions from 1938 and 1944! CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieCount Basie Orchestra Featuring Lester Young ... LP
Swing Treasury, 1944. Very Good ... $9.99
Features Count Basie on piano, Jimmy Rushing and Buddy Tate on sax, and vocals by Jimmy Rushing, LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP
King, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Count BasieCount Basie The V Discs – 1944 to 1945 ... LP
Jazz Society (Sweden), Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Notable personnel include Harry Edison on trumpet, Louis Taylor on trombone, Earle Warren on alto sax, Lester Young on tenor sax, Joe Jones on drums, and Rodney Richardson on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring wear.)

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Count BasieEssential Count Basie Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, 1939/1940. Used ... $1.99
Essential is right – as the tracks here are all Vocalion and Columbia 78rpm releases – from a time when Lester Young was in the group on tenor, and Buck Clayton on trumpet! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Essential Count Basie Vol 2 ... LP 7.99

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Count BasieEssential Count Basie Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1939/1940. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Essential is right – as the tracks here are all Vocalion and Columbia 78rpm releases – from a time when Lester Young was in the group on tenor, and Buck Clayton on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)
Also available Essential Count Basie Vol 2 ... CD 1.99

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Count BasieOne O'Clock Jump ... LP
Decca, 1937. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Features Lester Young on tenor and Jimmy Rushing on vocals. Tracks include "Exactly Like You", "Glory Of Love", "Pennies From Heaven", "Listen My Children And You Shall Hear", and "Time Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s MCA pressing in a barcode cover.)

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Art BlakeyBig Beat (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
One of the greatest Art Blakey Blue Note sessions of all time – and perhaps one of the greatest to realize the genius of the Jazz Messengers lineup that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! The trio of young talents are at the height of their early soulful powers here – working with Blakey and bassist Jymie Merritt in a set of tunes that are overflowing with expressive solos, unusual timings, and the Blakey genius for mixing bold statements with personally introspective moments. Nearly every track on the record's a classic – and titles include an early version of Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere", plus Wayne Shorter's beautiful tunes "Lester Left Town", "Chess Players", and "Sakeena's Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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James CarterConversin With The Elders ... CD
Atlantic, 1996. Used ... $5.99
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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Charlie ChristianCharlie Christian Collection 1939 to 1941 ... CD
Acrobat (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $2.99
Featuring Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Henry 'Red' Allen, Lester Young, Jo Jones, Cootie Williams, Earl Bostic, Meade Lux Lewis, and Kenny Clarke. CD
(CDr pressing with full artwork.)

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Charlie ChristianQuintessence – New York , Los Angeles 1939 to 1941 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 2CD ... $24.99
Includes 32 tracks, almost all recorded with Benny Goodman. Notable sidemen include Count Basie, Lester Young, Meade Lux Lewis, and Freddie Green. CD
(Out of print. Still in the orginal stickered case – in nice shape too!)

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✨✧ Gil EvansGreat Jazz Standards/New Bottle Old Wine ... CD
World Pacific/Poll Winners Records (Spain), 1958/1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great Jazz Standards is a fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! New Bottle Old Wine, is 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

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At The Opera House (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Polydor (Japan), 1957. Used ... $14.99
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". Also includes the Shrine Auditorium performance in Los Angeles 1957. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Benny GoodmanLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Columbia, 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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Live In Paris – 18 Mars 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A really great live set from alto genius Johnny Hodges – a set that's right up there with some of his best studio albums on Verve at the time! As with those records, Johnny's taking a slight sidestep from the world of Duke Ellington here – working with similar material and familiar players, but also really stretching out on these beautiful solos that focus on his warm, raspy charm on the alto – that quality that made Hodges as important to the sound of mid 50s jazz as Ben Webster or Lester Young on the tenor! The group's a septet, and other players include Lawrence Brown on trombone, Harry Carney on baritone, Al Williams on piano, and Ray Nance on cornet – on titles that include "All Of Me", "Blues For Madeline", "Solitude", "Mood Indigo", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "Jeep's Blues", "Rockin In Rhythm, and a nice long take on "Perdido". CD

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Illinois JacquetMessage (The Message/Desert Winds) ... CD
Argo/Lonehill (Spain), 1963/1964. Used ... $13.99
2 killers from Illinois Jacquet – back to back on one CD! The Message is a really hard groover from Jacquet's later years on Chess – a solidly smoking session that features plenty of organ and guitar! There's a gutbuckety groove here that's a lot like some of Willis Jackson's best work on Prestige at the time – a style that's based around the deeply soulful tenor sound of the leader, but which also features some wonderfully playful accompaniment from the rest of the group, who push things past the obvious organ/tenor sound of the time, into the more unusual rhythms that showed up later in Jackson's years at Prestige. Players include Wally Richardson and and Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ralph Smith on organ, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion – giving some tunes a nice Latin flair! Titles include "Wild Man", "The Message", "Like Young", "Turnpike", and "Bonita". Desert Winds is an easily-grooving set that features Illinois Jacquet blowing over small combo arrangements with Tommy Flanagan on piano and Kenny Burrell on guitar – plus some added Latin percussion from Willie Rodriguez! The presence of the Latin percussion really adds a nice element to the album – making the tracks dance lightly, in the "conga plus soul jazz" mode that was being employed heavily at the time on labels like Blue Note and Prestige – and in a style that really makes Jacquet hit a few new notes to match the groove! Titles include "Star Eyes", "Blues For The Early Bird", "Lester Leaps In", "Canadian Sunset", and "Desert Winds". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jazz at the PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic (4 CD set) ... CD
Membran (Germany), 1940s/Early 50s. Used 4CD ... $9.99
With Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Gene Krupa, Oscar Peterson, Buddy DeFranco, Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton, Coleman Hawkins, and others. CD

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Charlie ParkerBird – Original Recordings Of Charlie Parker ... CD
Verve/Polygram, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $0.99
Featuring Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Red Rodney, Thelonious Monk and Lester Young. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ VariousSavoy 60th Anniversary ... CD
Savoy, Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Music from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro, Art Pepper, Charles Mingus, Lester Young, Milt Jackson, and more. CD

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VariousVerve Story – 1944 to 1994 (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. Used 4 CD ... $6.99
Music from Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Machito, Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Mel Torme, Jimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz, and more. CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the slipcase and booklet.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersLive In Stockholm 1959 ... LP
Dragon (Sweden), 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Art Blakey had one of the greatest versions of the Jazz Messengers ever during the year of 1959 – and he must have known it, too – as he took the combo around the world to display their mighty talents! This album's a live performance from Stockholm during the pivotal year – one that stands as a brilliant companion to the classic Blue Note dates cut by the group at the time – but which also shows them not only stretching out a lot more in concert, but also really taking a lot of liberties with their solos – especially on the part of the young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Wayne Shorter on tenor – both very important elements of the Messengers! The rest of the group features Walter Davis Jr on piano, Jymie Merritt on bass, and of course Blakey on drums – and titles include "Lester Left Town", "Along Came Betty", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar (4CD set) (advance CD pressing) ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 4CD ... 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
(Special advance promo pressing)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonTenor Legacy ... CD
Arkadia, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Benny Golson, Branford Marsalis, James Carter, and fellow tenor Harold Ashby performing tracks made famous by Lester Young, Stan Getsz, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and others. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Volume 11 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
To our knowledge, this is the only 2LP set issued under the JATP series – and it's a nicely laid out batch of tracks that actually also features some discreet work by smaller combos, in addition to the usual jam session format. Disc one features "The Blues" – played by a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Dizzy Gillespie; "The Modern Set", played by Diz and Lester Young, with the Oscar Peterson group, plus Buddy Rich, on rhythm; "The Swing Set", with Illinois Jacquet, Roy Eldridge, and Flip Phillips and the same rhythm combo; and "The Ballad Medley", with Lester Young, Flip Phillips, Jacquet, Diz, and Roy. Disc two features one side by the Oscar Peterson Trio, and another by the Gene Krupa Quartet with Eddie Shu. This side is great – with 2 long tracks, "Sleepy Lagoon" and "Sing Sing Sing". Album also features "Buddy Rich's Explosion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Vinyl has light marks, but is clean overall.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanCollection – Best Of The Roulette Years – 1960 to 1965 ... CD
EMI, 1947/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Also includes a 1947 live performance with Lester Young. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSwing Time For Dancing (10 CD set) ... CD
Intense (Germany), Late 30s/1940s. Used 10CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Harry James, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Cozy Cole, Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson & Friends (10CD set) ... CD
Intense (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. Used 10CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes 12 original albums, most recorded for Norgran, Clef, or Verve – including Tenderly, Soft Sands, Buddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet, Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie, and Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousGiants of Jazz – Round Midnight ... CD
Savoy, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Milt Jackson, Erroll Garner, Charlie Parker & Dizzie Gillespie, Jack McDuff, Marian McPartland, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Charles Brown, Wallace Roney, and more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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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 ... CD
Pheelco, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
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". CD
(Limited to independent shops only! Comes in a slim case.)

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleBad Boys Of Jazz ... 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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Buddy RichBig Swing Face (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic work from the legendary Buddy Rich – one of his Pacific Jazz albums from that stretch when Buddy was opening up his bag, and getting very groovy in his music! The album's a live one – and as with the rest from the decade, really has the Buddy Rich sound moving forward, thanks to some great younger players – in this case the up and coming Bobby Shew on trumpet and Ernie Watts on alto – plus the lesser-known Chuck Findley on trumpet and Jay Corre on tenor. Arrangements are by some older west coast talents – including Bill Holman and Shorty Rogers – but the feel is very 60s, and very groovy throughout. Cathy Rich sings on the album's funky version of "The Beat Goes On" – and other titles include "Wack Wack", "Norwegian Wood", "Monitor Theme", "Big Swing Face", and "Mexicali Nose". CD features a lot of great bonus tracks – 9 more numbers that include "New Blues", "Old Timey", "Loose", "Machine", "Lament For Lester", "Chicago", and "Standing Up In A Hammock". CD
 
 
 



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