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✨✧ Muhal Richard Abrams/George Lewis/Roscoe MitchellStreaming ... CD
PI Recordings, 2006. Used ... $9.99
Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, bell, bamboo flute, taxi horn, and percussion, George Lewis on trombone and laptop, and Roscoe Mitchell on soprano and alto saxophone and percussion. CD

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Lewis CapaldiDivinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (deluxe LP clear vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Capitol, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $41.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition clear vinyl pressing – in a heavy translucent red sleeve!)

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Lewis James/Charles HarrisonFor The Sake Of Auld Lang Syne/Call Me Back, Pal O Mine ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1923. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons/Meade Lux LewisWalkin The Boogie/Honky Tonk Train ... 78 RPM
RCA, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Vinyl white label promo.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisAll My Yesterdays – The Debut 1966 Village Vanguard Recordings (3LP 180 gram vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1966. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $69.99
The birth of a legend – documented here in a really wonderful package – a brilliant 2CD set that brings forth the first-ever recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – heard here on the debut nights of their very long run of Monday night performances at the Village Vanguard! Right from the start, this group was really something special – formed by the meeting of two legendary talents, trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis – and driven strongly by a lineup of all-star players who were happy to shelve their egos this night of the week, and come together in a unit that was far more than just the sum of its amazing parts. Players on these two nights include Hank Jones on piano, Richard Davis on bass, Jimmy Owens and Bill Berry on trumpets, Bob Brookmeyer and Garnett Brown on trombones, and Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, and Jerry Dodgion on a flurry of amazing reed performances – producing the kinds of insane colors and edges the group was always known for! This isn't big band jazz – at least not the sort you'd think of with cliche – and instead, the recordings document the meeting of amazing talents creating effortlessly together under the leadership of two generous giants. The package is wonderful, really a tribute to this amazing music – oversized, and with a huge booklet of notes and photos – and 2CDs with titles that include "Back Bone", "Big Dipper", "Mornin Reverend", "Little Pixie", "All My Yesterdays", "Once Around", "Ah That's Freedom", and "Don't Ever Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisConsummation ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
One of the greatest records ever cut by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – way way more than a big band jazz session, and a fantastically hip batch of grooves that encompasses a wealth of styles! The Jones/Lewis group could sometimes sound a bit clunky and overhashed – but on this set, they've got a surprisingly lyrical approach – free-thinking and easily grooving, but with room for complicated solos and complex rhythms. All tracks are originals by Thad Jones – and players include Roland Hanna on electric piano, David Spinozza on guitar, and a host of great talents on reeds and brass. Titles include the sweetly funky cuts "Us" and "Ahunk Ahunk", plus the tracks "Dedication", "Consummation", "Tiptoe", and "Fingers". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones & Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra/Live At The Village Vanguard/Big Band Sound Featuring Miss Ruth Brown ... CD
Solid State/BGO (UK), 1966/1967. Used 2CD ... $18.99
A trio of classics from the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra! First up is the initial Presenting album – great music by one of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a record like this, they really found a great new direction for their energy – a bold musical force that's strong enough to also encompass the rich talents of players who include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jerome Richardson on soprano sax, Richard Williams on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom McIntosh on trombones, Hank Jones on piano, and Richard Davis on bass! The sound is full, but never overwhelming – and like the Clark Boland group, this one has a great way of breaking open to allow key soloists to have some great space on their own – a modern approach, and one that still never has the band losing its groove. Titles include "ABC Blues", "Mean What You Say", "Three & One", and "Once Around". The next album was recorded live in the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis home turf at the Village Vanguard! The group at this point was a freshly-created outfit filled with some of the best large group jazz soloists of the time – players that included Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Richard Williams, and Bob Brookmeyer – not to mention Jones and Lewis themselves! The style here is very much in the mode that the Clarke Boland Band was crafting in Europe during the same period – a redefinition of the larger jazz group, in a way that allowed it to swing with the dynamic energy and soul of some of the smaller combos of the 60s. And while the Jones/Lewis group had many years over which to hone their craft, they've never sounded better than on these initial recordings – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Samba Con Getchu", "A That's Freedom", "Bachafillen", and "Little Pixie". On the last album in the set, Ruth Brown joins the big band of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – in a set that's a real standout in the career of all three artists! Thad and Mel already have a pretty great groove going at this point – a large ensemble approach to jazz, yet one that's swingingly soulful – very much on a par with some of Gerald Wilson's hip work of the same time at time. And adding in Ruth Brown's vocals is a great choice – as she not only needs a great showcase like this for her amazing voice, but also because she really helps unlock a soulful sort of energy that the group always had in their instrumental music. The approach is a bit like some of Etta Jones' best 60s recordings – a nice shift for Brown – and titles include "Black Coffee", "Fine Brown Frame", "You Won't Let Go", "Trouble In Mind", and "Be Anything (But Be Mine)". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis OrchestraMonday Night/Central Park North ... CD
Solid State/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 16.99
Two early albums from this hip late 60s ensemble! Monday Night is genius work from the Jones & Lewis group – easily one of their best albums! If you've ever wondered why these guys got the chance to make so many records, check out this excellent early set and hear them at their finest. The group's a kick-ass one – with a host of all-star players like Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Eddy Daniels, Seldon Powell, Roland Hanna, Richard Davis, and of course Jones and Lewis themselves – and the overall groove is similar to the Clarke-Boland Big Band at their best. Lots of rolling riffing rhythms, and breakout solos that really respect the members of the group – and which light a fuse under nearly every track. Features the funky groover "Mornin Reverend", plus "The Waltz You Swang For Me", "Say It Softly", "The Second Race", and "Kids Are Pretty People". Central Park North is excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". CD

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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis with Ruth BrownThe Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Featuring Miss Ruth Brown ... LP
Solid State, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Ruth Brown joins the big band of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – in a set that's a real standout in the career of all three artists! Thad and Mel already have a pretty great groove going at this point – a large ensemble approach to jazz, yet one that's swingingly soulful – very much on a par with some of Gerald Wilson's hip work of the same time at time. And adding in Ruth Brown's vocals is a great choice – as she not only needs a great showcase like this for her amazing voice, but also because she really helps unlock a soulful sort of energy that the group always had in their instrumental music. The approach is a bit like some of Etta Jones' best 60s recordings – a nice shift for Brown – and titles include "Black Coffee", "Fine Brown Frame", "You Won't Let Go", "Trouble In Mind", and "Be Anything (But Be Mine)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam and light surface wear.)

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Kimming/Studer/Zimmerlin with George LewisKimming/Studer/Zimmerlin & George Lewis ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
The legendary George Lewis plays both trombone and electronics here – both of which are a fantastic addition to the core trio efforts of Harald Kimming on violin, Daniel Studer on bass, and Alfred Zimmerlin on cello! These guys are unlike any string trio you might know from the world of serious music – as they play freely and openly, with as many sharp edges on their own instruments as Lewis brings to his – this cascading confluence of strings and tones, with lots of elements that remind us of the deeper sonic leanings of Lewis at his most experimental! Titles include "Tactus & Tatum", "Night Walk", "Very Nice", "Seven Colors & Number Ten", and "Natura Morta". CD

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Barbara LewisHello Stranger/Make Me Belong To You ... 7-inch
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Gold label Oldies Series pressing, in an Atlantic sleeve with cutout hole. Label has a small sticker.)

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Bobby LewisOne Track Mind/Are You Ready ... 7-inch
Beltone, 1961. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gary Lewis & The PlayboysGary Lewis & The Playboys – The Legendary Masters Series ... CD
EMI, Mid 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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George LewisDr Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
Features Andrew Anderson on trumpet, Robert Mielke on trombone, Joe Robinchaux on piano, and Alcide Pavageau on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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George LewisGeorge Lewis Of New Orleans ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1946. Used ... $6.99
With Jim Robinson on trombone, Joe Howard on tuba, Isadore Barbarin on mellophance, and Baby Dodds on drums – plus vocals by Sister Berenice Phillips and Harold Lewis. CD
(Out of print.)

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George LewisJazz At Vespers ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1954. Used ... $6.99
George Lewis on clarinet, Avery Howard on trumpet, Jim Robinson on trombone, Alton Purnell on piano, Lawrence Marrero on banjo, Alcide Slow "Drag" Pavageau on bass & Joe Watkins on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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James Brandon LewisJesup Wagon ... CD
Tao Forms, New Copy ... About May 7, 2021 (delayed)
... CD

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James Brandon LewisJesup Wagon ... LP
Tao Forms, New Copy ... About May 7, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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James Brandon LewisMolecular ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis just keeps getting deeper and deeper with each new release – very different than the artist who first emerged a number of records back, and one with a strong ability to explore the farther sides of the jazz spectrum! That's definitely the case here – as Lewis plays tenor at the head of a quartet with Aruan Ortiz on piano, Brad Jones on bass, and Chad Taylor on drums – a lineup who are more than fluid enough to move with the ideas that flow effortlessly both from the compositional pen of the leader, and his well-crafted, very personal lines on tenor sax! The tunes vary in length, which further deepens the individuality of the set – and titles include "Helix", "Per 1", "Breaking Code", "An Anguish Departed", "Loverly", "Molecular", "Cesaire", and "A Lotus Speaks". CD

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James Brandon Lewis & Chad TaylorLive In Willisau ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
Some of the boldest work we've ever heard from tenorist James Brandon Lewis – an artist you might know from his bigger label recordings for Okeh/Sony, but who sounds completely unbridled here in the company of the great drummer Chad Taylor! Taylor's a player who can step outside strongly, yet still find this inherent sense of swing – and that balance works beautifully alongside the tenor of Lewis, and seems to encourage him to take some great chances throughout the set – with some especially great moments of drums and tenor that almost evoke the way that David Murray or Sonny Rollins might handle such a performance! A really revelatory set – and a great reminder of Taylor's genius, too – with selections that include "Watakushi No Sekai", "Matape", "Come Sunday", "Imprints", "Twenty Four", "Radiance", and "Under/Over The Rainbow". CD

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Jenny LewisRabbit Fur Coat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rough Trade/V2 (Japan), 2005. Used ... $6.99
Includes the bonus tracks "Paradise" and "Fireplace". CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing with exclusive bonus tracks. Obi has a crease, barcode has a small Japanese promo sticker, disc has a sample stamp.)

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Jerry Lee LewisBallads Of Jerry Lee Lewis ... CD
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
A great set of work from Jerry Lee Lewis – material that really shows off the many-faceted levels of his genius, in a way that's different than some of the bigger hits of his early days! Sure, Jerry could be a rocker who could burn up the piano when he wanted – but he was also a skilled singer at mellower material, particularly with a country sort of tinge – really opening up some of the bluer, more melancholy modes that would really come to prominence during his great second career chapter on Mercury and Smash! These cuts, though, are from the early Sun Records sessions – material that wasn't always given strong favor by the label at the time, in deference to more chartbound rockers – collected together here in a great 27 track package that really opens up our understanding of the Jerry Lee Lewis sound. Titles include "Born To Lose", "Crazy Arms", "Invitation To Your Party", "I'm The Guilty One", "Fools Like Me", "Love On Broadway", "The Ballad Of Billy Joe", "I Know What It Means", "You Win Again", "Cold Cold Heart", "Seasons Of My Heart", and a nice duet with Charlie Rich on "Sail Away". CD

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisLast Man Standing ... CD
Artists First, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Duets with BB King, Robbie Robertson, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood, George Jones, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Neily Young, Bruce Springsteen, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry Lee LewisLive In Italy ... CD
Green Line/Magnum (UK), 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy LewisIs That Any Way To Treat A Lady (short, long) ... 7-inch
Hotlanta, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great one by Jimmy – one of the best under-discovered soul writers of the 70s! The track has a stone mellow sound, with a great message delivered in a very heartfelt vocal, backed by some warm arrangements written and produced by Jimmy himself! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels are lightly aged.)

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Jimmy LewisTotally Involved (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hotlanta/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the greatest albums of southern soul from the 70s – a set we'd put right up there next to the Soul Children albums on Stax, or the new sound that was brewing up down at Malaco! Jimmy Lewis is an artist who never fully got his due – but he wrote and produced the whole set, at a level that matches his talents with underground contemporaries like Sam Dees or George Jackson – as Jimmy's got an equally great sound, with a mix of emotive currents and more mature expression. The songwriting and overall sound is impeccable – a treasure through and through – and titles include "It Ain't What's On The Woman", "Is That Any Way To Treat A Lady", "That Won't Stop Me From Loving You", "Thank You", "There Ain't Man That Can't Be Caught", "Help Me Understand You", and "Go On Live Your Life". CD features four bonus tracks – "When You Get A Little Give A Little", "Three Into Two Won't Go", "Careful Man", and "She's Gone". CD

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John LewisEvolution II (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 2001. Used ... $9.99
John Lewis on piano, Howard Collins & Hrold Alden on guitar, Marc Johnson & George Mraz on bass & Lewsis Nash on drums. CD
(Out of print, 2014 Japanese pressing with 24 Bit mastering – includes obi.)

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John LewisMilanese Story – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good- ... $7.99
A wonderfully mellow record by John Lewis – recorded with some great European jazzmen! Lewis leads the group on piano – and he's joined by Bobby Jaspar on flute and tenor, Giovanni Tomasso on bass, and Rene Thomas on guitar. The tracks are long, and a number of them also feature a string quartet behind the jazz group. Titles include "Monday In Milan", "Danielle In The Lion's Den", "In A Crowd", and "Winter Tale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing, with Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear and yellowing from age.)

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John LewisOriginal Sin – Music For Ballet Composed By John Lewis ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Symphonic ballet produced by John Lewis, following up his work on The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and some aging.)

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Lewis/RovicsACA Recording Award – Signs & Circuits: String Quartet No 2/Piece For Cello Piano & Electronic Tape/What Grandma Knew/Look, Friend, At Me/Echo ... LP
CRI, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With the Columbia String Quartet performing Lewis' "Signs & Circuits"; and performers for the Rovics' pieces include Anne Chamberlain on piano, David Wells on cello, Lee Dougherty on soprano, and Sylvia Alexander on flute. LP, Vinyl record album

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Margaret LewisCountry Soul Of Margaret Lewis EP ... 7-inch
Ram/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Really great work from Margaret Lewis – a Louisiana singer/songwriter from the glory days of the indie label 45 scene – and one who works here with a very unique blend of rock, soul, and country modes! It's a bit hard to sum of Margaret's music in words – but lots of this material has hard-edged charms of the young Wanda Jackson – mixed maybe with some influences from the R&B scene at the time, particularly some of the hipper female singers in New Orleans! All the work here was recorded by the Ram Records – and this EP features four tracks that include "Something's Wrong Baby", "Reconsider Me", "You Oughta See My Baby", and "It's Alright You Can Go". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Margaret LewisReconsider Me – The Ram Singles & More Southern Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Really great work from Margaret Lewis – a Louisiana singer/songwriter from the glory days of the indie label 45 scene – and one who works here with a very unique blend of rock, soul, and country modes! It's a bit hard to sum of Margaret's music in words – but lots of this material has hard-edged charms of the young Wanda Jackson – mixed maybe with some influences from the R&B scene at the time, particularly some of the hipper female singers in New Orleans! All the work here was recorded by the Ram Records label in Shreveport, but a good deal of it was unissued at the time – and the package also includes 13 tracks new to CD – combined with a fantastic set of notes that provide an overview of the unusual Lewis musical legacy. Titles include "John DeLee", "Lover's Land", "Bow Wow Puppy Love", "Cheaters Can't Win", "Shake A Leg", "One Today Another Tomorrow", "No No Never", "Reconsider Me", "You Said You Love Me", "Yea Yea Baby", "Hold Me", "Something's Wrong Baby", "From The Cradle To The Blues", and "Teardrop Valley". CD

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✨✧ Mel LewisDefinitive Thad Jones ... CD
Amerco/Music Masters, 1988. Used ... $4.99
Includes the songs "Low Down", "Quietude", "Three In One", "Walking About", and "Little Pixie". CD

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Mel LewisDefinitive Thad Jones Vol 2 – Live From The Village Vanguard ... CD
Amerco/BMG, 1988. Used ... $6.99
Mel Lewis on drums, Earl McIntyre on bass trombone, Gary Smulyan on baritone saxophone, Kenny Werner on piano, Ralph Lalama on tenor saxophone, Glen Drewes on trumpet, Jim Powell on trumpet and flugelhorn, Ted Nash on alto saxophone, Dennis Irwin on bass, Ed Neumeister on trombone, Joe Mosello on trumpet, Dick Oatts on alto and soprano saxophone, Doug Purviance on bass trombone, Stephanie Fauber on french horn, Joe Lovano on tenor saxophone, John Mosca on trombone, and Earl Gardner on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mel LewisNaturally ... LP
Telarc, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Mel Lewis performs the music of Thad Jones with his orchestra – featured solists include John Marshall, Bob Rockwell, Jim McNeely, Gary Brown, Earl Gardner, Dick Oatts, Bob Bowman, and John Mosca. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear at the spine.)

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Monica LewisSing It To The Marines ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The cover of this one might make the album one of the campiest records on Verve – but the session's a surprisingly great one, with a straighter vocal approach than you'd guess! Monica's got a really sweet vocal style – a bit sexy, and certainly adult – arranged here with some nice jazzy touches from Frank DeVol, working in backings that are a lot hipper than those we remember him using with other singers from the time. Monica handles herself like a big girl in front of all those Marines – all-woman, but clearly not giving it away to the first man in blue who walks down the street. Titles include "Blues In The Night", "Miss You", "Rough Ridin", "All Alone", "The Song Is You", "Undecided", and "I'll Be Seeing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Ramsey LewisThem Changes ... CD
Cadet/Elemental (France), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the hardest-hitting electric sets ever cut by Ramsey Lewis – a live performance from the start of the 70s, done with a really gritty groove! Ramsey's on both Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano – the former of which is played with even more forces than on his Cadet studio recordings – heard here in small group formation, without any added studio backings – just the guitar of Phil Upchurch, the bass of Cleveland Eaton, and the drums of Morris Jennings. The tracks are a bit longer than usual for Ramsey on Cadet too – and often hit these down-n-dirty modes that are similar to turn of the 70s work by Les McCann or Junior Mance. Tracks include "Do Whatever Sets You Free", "Them Changes", "Unsilent Majority", "Something", and "See The End From the Beginning". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Ramsey LewisWhat's The Name Of This Funk (Spider Man) (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
"What's The Name Of This Funk" is an upbeat funky tune – pretty fast-grooving, with female vocals on the chorus, and lots of electric keys from Ramsey. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Rinder & LewisWarriors ... LP
AVI, 1979. Near Mint- ... $29.99
An excellent bit of spacey club grooves from the enigmatic Rinder & Lewis team! The record has a sweet jazzy vibe that's different than some of their other records – and which seems to share equal parts influence from Kraftwerk, Larry Mizell, and Tangerine Dream. Includes the great spacey electronic track "Blue Steel", plus "Willie & The Hand Jive", "Harlem Shuffle", and "Arabella/Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner and some light wear.)

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Frank Stokes, Furry Lewis, & OthersFrank Stokes' Dream – Memphis Blues 1927 to 1931 ... CD
Yazoo, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $13.99
Vintage blues from Memphis – a whole host of rare 78s from Frank Stokes, Furry Lewis, Will Weldon, Pearl Dickson, and others – presented here on a great album from Yazoo! The music has a surprisingly clear sound at times – clearly recorded with minimal studio effort, but still quite striking, given that most numbers only feature vocals and guitar! Titles include "Last Go Round", "Frank Stokes' Dram", and "Take Me Back" by Frank Stokes – plus "Devil In The Woodpile" by Noah Lewis, "Black Gypsy Blues" and "Judge Harsh Blues" by Furry Lewis, "Frisco Town" by Memphis Minnie, "Noah's Blues" by Canon's Jug Stompers, and "Twelve Pound Daddy" by Peark Dickson. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lewis TaylorLewis Taylor ... LP
Island/Be With (UK), 1996. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99 About August 30, 2021
A hell of a classic from UK singer Lewis Taylor – one of the best blue-eyed soul albums recorded in the 90s, and a record that's still years ahead of its time! In a stretch when so many others were putting out fake soul – or breathing heavily on downtempo records – Taylor found a way to really deliver something new and unique, yet also come across with the classic mellow flow of 70s work by artists like Marvin Gaye or The Isley Brothers! Taylor's vocal delivery here owes plenty to both, but the production is very crisp and individual – handled by Lewis himself, and in a spare mix of modes that's quite different than some of the more stock "beats and keys" modes that would take over underground soul in the next decade! Instead, there's this great range of subtle tones and textures that work beautifully alongside Taylor's sublime vocals – all to suit some beautifully-written tunes too. Titles include "Lucky", "Track", "Betterlove", "Right", "Spirit", "Bittersweet", and "Whoever". LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Monday, August 30.

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones/Mel Lewis & Manuel De Sica & The Jazz Orchestra ... LP
PA USA, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Billy Harper on tenor, Ron Bridgewater on tenor and clarinet, Billy Campbell, Cliff Heather, Jimmy Knepper, and Quentin Jackson on trombone, Cecil Bridgewater, Jim Bossy, Jon Faddis, and Steve Furtado on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and vocals by Dee Dee Bridgewater. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some fading along the spine, and is bent at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisJerry Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisOriginal Sun Greatest Hits (picture disc) ... LP
Sun/Rhino, 1950s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Meade Lux LewisBlues Piano Artistry Of Meade Lux Lewis ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Lewis on piano and celeste. Tracks include "Hammer Chatter", "Bear Trap Stomp", "C-Jam Blues", "Fate", "Frompy Stomp", "Rough Seas", and "Celeste Bounce". CD
(CONDITION NOTE: this copy is missing the rear tray card and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra/Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer – Composer Arranger ... LP
Gryphon, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, with special guests Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A quadruple-header from Ramsey Lewis – four albums from his great 70s electric period on Columbia Records! First up is Funky Serenity – sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings adds in some very nice percussion with his drum work, and Cleveland Eaton's on funky bass, giving the set a strong bottom groove. Features the sublime sample cut "My Love For You", a great version of "Knights In White Satin" that's done with a weird spacey groove, plus the tracks "Kufany Mapenzi (Making Love)", "Serene Funk", "What It Is!", and "Dreams". Golden Hits isn't a "best of", but instead has Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". Solar Wind was cut smack dab in the middle of Ramsey's glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". Sun Goddess is one of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisUrban Renewal ... LP
Columbia, 1989. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Jagged Edge", "2 Slam", "Livin Large", "Berniece", "Make A Wish", "Eye On You", and "Dr Ramsey". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Victor LewisEEEYYESS! ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic set as a leader from drummer Victor Lewis – and one that really takes off with some of that energy he'd explored while working with Bobby Watson a few years before! There's a vibe here that's great – positive, upbeat energy – that new sense of optimism that seemed to come from the American jazz scene in the 80s, as new doors were opened and new horizons broadened – and Lewis harnesses all that great spirit as he works here in an excellent group that includes Seamus Blake on tenor and soprano sax, Stephen Scott on piano, and Terell Stafford on trumpet! Don Alias adds percussion to a number of tracks – giving things a sweet extra kick – and titles include "Vulnerability", "Un-Til", "Alter Ego", "Buttercups", "Shakehandre", and "Here's To You Babe". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wadada Leo Smith/George Lewis/John ZornSonic Rivers ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent session from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, with trombone and electronics by George Lewis, and alto sax by John Zorn! It's got the jagged, freely experimental vibe you'd expect from such a trio, but it moves with a deliberate sonic flow, hence the title, albeit with some sharp edges. Plenty of muscular interplay amongst the trio, with Lewis's occasional electronic flourishes serving as an exciting wild card element, but there's a roominess and an overall sense of restraint here that works really well. Great stuff! Includes "Cecil Taylor", "The Art Of Counterpoint", "North", "South", "East", "West", "Screaming Grass" and "The Culture Of Gun Violence In The US". CD

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✨✧ John Zorn/George Lewis/Bill FrisellNews For Lulu ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Zorn on alto sax, George Lewis on trombone, and Bill Frisell on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet & John LewisJazztet & John Lewis ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
We'll be the first to admit that the piano and compositions of John Lewis can sometimes be a bit stiff and academic – but that's definitely not the case on this great little record! The album features interpretations of Lewis' work by the great Farmer/Golson Jazztet – and is a pretty sweet batch of tracks that adds a lot of the emotion and soul that's usually missing from Lewis' music. Cedar Walton's playing the piano parts, which probably helps the groove a bit, and the group's tight hard sound puts in a "bottom" that you'd hardly hear when listening to John Lewis with the MJQ. In fact, Lewis isn't even on the record – just billed in the title because he contributed the compositions – classics that include "Odds Against Tomorrow", "Bel", "Milano", and "New York 19". CD
(Out of print, 2011 Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisPotpourri ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever recorded by the Jones/Lewis band – oddly cut for Philadelphia International, during the height of that label's classic soul output! The group is totally great – filled with deeply soulful players like Ron Bridgewater, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Roland Hanna, Jon Faddis, and George Mraz – and the tunes have a laidback feel that moves past the group's big band stylings, into a ream that includes some hipper mellow tracks – including a few with nice electric piano work. Quite soulful throughout – almost a Quincy Jones feel – and includes covers of "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "For The Love Of Money", and "Living For The City" – plus the originals "Yours & Mine", "Quiet Lady", "All My Yesterdays", and "Blues In A Minute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and an ink promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones & Mel Lewis Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Solid State, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the first albums in a long line of successes from the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – recorded live in their home turf at the Village Vanguard! The group at this point was a freshly-created outfit filled with some of the best large group jazz soloists of the time – players that included Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Richard Williams, and Bob Brookmeyer – not to mention Jones and Lewis themselves! The style here is very much in the mode that the Clarke Boland Band was crafting in Europe during the same period – a redefinition of the larger jazz group, in a way that allowed it to swing with the dynamic energy and soul of some of the smaller combos of the 60s. And while the Jones/Lewis group had many years over which to hone their craft, they've never sounded better than on these initial recordings – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Samba Con Getchu", "A That's Freedom", "Bachafillen", and "Little Pixie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barbara LewisDon't Forget About Me – The Atlantic & Reprise Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1960s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Damn fantastic work from Barbara Lewis – one of our favorite soul singers of the 60s, and an artist who's a bit unlike anyone else! Lewis hails from the Detroit area, but also did a fair bit of early recording in Chicago – and in a way, her sound is maybe a mix of the class of Motown with some of the sophistication that was coming into the Chess Records soul work as the 60s moved on – both modes that Lewis held together perfectly, and with a quality that was years ahead of her time! On these sides, Barbara can be groovy, but never silly – open with her emotions, but never imprisoned by them – often working with the best arrangers of the time, like Arif Mardin or Riley Hampton – and even getting backing support from members of The Dells on a number of cuts. The set is amazing – six full albums' worth of material recorded for Atlantic, plus lots of non-album tracks and b-sides, one unreleased track, and two sides from a very obscure Reprise Records single in 1973. There's never been a collection of Lewis' work like this – a massive 68 track package, with details on all the sessions, and superb sound throughout! CD

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✨✧ Furry LewisGood Morning Judge – Recorded By George Mitchell in 1962 (with bonus download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1962/1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic recordings of the legendary Furry Lewis – a musician who may be pictured in a bathrobe on the front cover, but who comes across with all the sharp edges and bold tones of his classic work! The material is part of that legendary George Mitchell series of blues recordings, and may well be one of the best – as Mitchell captures both Lewis' guitar and vocals with incredible clarity – especially the instrument, which yields the kind of complex passages and subtle tones that would have been a lot harder to hear in a 78rpm environment. Furry's vocals are wonderful, too – with a stretching depth that evokes gospel inspiration, but served up with very secular subject matter – on titles that include "Why Don't You Come Home Blues", "Good Morning Judge", "Blues Around My Bed", "Furry Lewis' Careless Love", and "Old Hobo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ George Lewis featuring Red AllenNew Orleans All Stars & Quartet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, 1951/1953. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The New Orleans All Stars includes Red Allen on trumpet, Jim Robinson on trombone, George Lewis on clarinet, Lester Santiago on piano, Lawrence Marrero on banjo, Alcide Slow Drag Pavageau on bass, and Paul Barbarin on drums. His quartet slims down to Alton Purnell on piano and vocals, Lawrence Marrero on banjo, and Alcide Pavageau on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(White and blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and a name written at the top on front.)

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✨✧ John Lewis & Sacha DistelAfternoon In Paris (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Sam Records (France), 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
We would gladly trade every other John Lewis album for a copy of this album – because the album's a treasure all the way through – and a really unique set, with a really unique feel! The session features Lewis' piano in the company of a hip French group that includes Sasha Distel on guitar, Pierre Michelot on bass, and the great Barney Wilen on tenor – all great players who bring out a whole new side of Lewis' genius! Wilen's solos alone are worth the price of the album – deeply soulful, with a resonant tone that's some of his greatest on record – and an easy illustration of why he was one of the few European players of the postwar years to get big notice on this side of the Atlantic. But amazingly, Sacha Distel's also great here too – and despite the fact that he later went onto become a vocal pop star, Distel displays a beautiful approach to jazz guitar that makes us wish we had more sessions of his from these days. Titles include "Afternoon In Paris", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "All The Things You Are" – but don't let the titles alone speak for the record, because every track is beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing.)

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✨✧ John Lewis, Bill Perkins & Others2 Degrees East – 3 Degrees West (60s cover) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A classic meeting of east and west coast artists of the third stream jazz sphere of the late 50s – one that features the team of John Lewis and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet working alongside the west coast tenor of Bill Perkins, plus the guitar of Jim Hall and drums of Chico Hamilton! The whole album's got quite a unique feel – one that's as airy as that of the MJQ work of the time, but not nearly as academic or sleepy – thanks to a nice biting tone from Perkins' tenor, which really seems to stretch out in the space provided by Lewis. There's almost a similarly sublime quality here as on Lewis' album with Sacha Distel – Afternoon In Paris – which featured a similar use of space for great tenor sound (in that case, the tenor of Barney Wilen.) Titles include "2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West", "Easy Living", "Skylark", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has some aging, surface wear, and a split top seam held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Ramsey Lewis TrioDown To Earth ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
From their inception in late 1956, Ramsey Lewis and his famous Young/Holt-era trio were destined for great jazz fame. This 1958 session on Mercury (then based in the group's native Chicago) catches the trio right at the beginning – when they were taking tunes that were pretty well known, and turning them into tight, jaunty, often comically-tinged soul jazz numbers that were very popular with the folks at the downtown clubs. As proof of that, the album features Lewis-arranged versions of many familiar favorites – including "Dark Eyes", "Come Back To Sorrento", "Greensleeves", and "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child". Also includes a few originals – like "We Blue It" and "Soul Mist". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking ... LP
Imperial, Late 50s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Raw New Orleans soul from Overton "Smiley" Lewis – one of the city's big stars in the 50s R&B years, and a singer who arguably set the stage for later deep soul to come! A few years before, and Lewis might have been more of a blues singer – but here, he's working with some strong Nola piano lines and lightly loping rhythms – in a mode that's vaguely in the Fats Domino side of the universe, but a lot more raw and stripped-down too – from the performance to the production! Tracks include Smiley's classic "I Hear You Knocking", plus loads of other nice ones – including "Bumpity Bump", "Bells Are Ringing", "Blue Monday", "Lost Weekend", "Real Gone Lover", and "One Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 180 gram Pure Pleasure remaster.)

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✨✧ Webster LewisLive At Kongsberg Jazz 1971 ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Totally great work from the legendary keyboard giant Webster Lewis – very different than the major label records he cut in America during the late 70s, and instead this wonderful blend of jazz, funk, and soul! Webster plays Hammond, and spins out tunes that start slow, then build nicely – sometimes instrumental, sometimes with vocals from singer Judd Watkins, in a style that pushes from a 60s soul jazz vibe into much more spiritual territory! The feel is similar to his Live At Club 7 material, also recorded in Europe around the same time – and it's a great picture of a much more powerful jazz side of Lewis that wasn't recorded in the studio. The rest of the group features Bobby Greene on alto, Stan Strickland on tenor and flute, and Jimmy Hopps on drums – and titles include "Sunshine Blossom", "Glory Of Morning"," Pinout", "The Look Of Love", and "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered, limited edition of 250 copies. Note: This pressing has a very slight warp, common to all copies we have – but it plays fine, and is very limited, so we're still offering them for stock.)

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✨✧ Webster LewisLive In Norway – The Club 7 Live Tapes ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 1971. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
The earliest work we've ever heard from keyboardist Webster Lewis – and a set that's quite different than his late 70s groovers for Columbia Records! The music here is equal parts jazz, soul, and funk – spun out of over a set of long tracks recorded in Oslo at the start of the 70s – and done in a very righteous mode overall! Even at this early age, Lewis is a tremendous talent on the keys – hitting the Hammond and electric piano with a groove that's somewhere in between Doug Carn or Charles Earland at the time – and always with a free-flowing, very exploratory sound that's wonderfully recorded throughout – and which almost makes the record feel like an American classic on the Black Jazz label! The drums on the set are by Jimmy Hopps – who brings in some funky beats at just the right moments – and other musicians include Bobby Greene on alto and Stan Strickland on tenor – plus Judd Watkins on vocals, who sings on some of the best songs with a deep-voiced quality that's really great! This double-length reissue really expands past the previous version on Counterpoint – and the 2CD set features 15 tracks that include "Do You Believe", "Saturday Night Opening", "Dear Sister", "Qvote Unqvote", "Mr Knots", "Space Rock", "Silent Lights", "Up On The Roof", "Club 7 Latin", "For Arne", "Twelve Gates To The City", and "Intermezzo". CD

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✨✧ Lewis ConnectionLewis Connection (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare funk from the same Minneapolis scene that gave the world Prince – a legendary indie set from the end of the 70s, put together by Lewis brothers Pierre and Andre! Despite their French names, the duo have a mighty American groove on the set – a wicked approach to funk that's very much in the best ensemble mode of the period – but leaner too, given the smaller lineup, and relatively sparse production – which makes most of the record bristle like some rare boogie 45! Vocals are by the brothers, plus female singer Barbara Bolar, and later Prince-mate Sonny Thompson – and Prince himself even adds in some slight magic to one cut on the set. Titles include "Dynamic Duo", "Got To Be Something", "Get Up", "Higher", "Feel Good To Ya", and "Mr G". (And for the record, the group's name on the cover was originally the Lewis Conection – but our spell checker has the title listed with the regular spelling!) CD

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✨✧ George LewisComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (Shadowgraph/Imaginary Suite/Homage To/Change Of Season/Dutch) (5CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1977/1979/1985/1987. New Copy 5CDs ... Out Of Stock
Amazing music from trombonist George Lewis – five different albums that each show a different side of his talents! First up is Shadowgraph 5 – a great early Black Saint, and a key example of the way the AACM spirit thrived overseas, thanks to the efforts of labels like this! The work is quite serious and experimental – almost compositional in nature, and definitely heading towards the AACM promise of "Great Black Music" – and other players include Roscoe Mitchell on saxes, Leroy Jenkins on violin, Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, Douglas Ewart on bass clarinet and other reeds, and Abdul Wadud on cello. One track even has Lewis playing the Moog in addition to trombone and tuba! Imaginary Suite is a duet with Douglas Ewart – and features Lewis both on trombone and electronics – and even his trombone at times is "electronically modified", making it a really cool-sounding instrument. Ewart plays a bit of percussion – plus bass clarinet and flute – and often hits some electronically-sensitive sounds with his reeds, making the album a really compelling interplay between acoustic and electric elements. Homage to Charlie Parker is hardly the bebop outing you might expect from the title, and instead a set of complicated work that's heavily in the AACM tradition! Side one features "Blues" – an investigation of older blues harmonics, but done in a very freeform, experimental way – with tenor trombone from Lewis, piano from Anthony Davis, bass clarinet from Doug Ewart, and moog from Richard Teitelbaum. Change Of Season is a killer tribute to the music of Herbie Nichols – played by a committed batch of modernists who are clearly inspired by his genius – including Misha Mengelberg on piano, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, and Han Bennink on drums. The set's completed by Dutch Masters – Lewis' last album for the label, done with a compelling lineup that includes Misha Mengelberg on piano, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Ernst Reyseger on bass, and Han Bennink on drums – but in a style that's very different than the previous Change Of Season album. CD

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✨✧ Huey Lewis & The NewsSome Of My Lies Are True (sooner of later)(double a side) ... 7-inch
Chrysalis, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In the special fold out sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jerry Lee LewisKiller's Private Stash ... CD
Electrovert (Holland), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Zoot Sims/Phil Woods/Bill Crow/Mel Lewis/Willie DennisSochi Boatman (part 1, part 2) ... 7-inch
Colpix, 1962. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo with a small sticker on the label.)

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✨✧ Ray Suhy - Lewis Porter QuartetTranscendent ... CD
Sunnyside, 2020. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ray Suhy on guitar, Lewis Porter on piano & fender rhodes, Brad Jones on bass & Rudy Royston on drums. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Erb/RodbyTrio For Violin, Keyboards & Percussion/Five Teudes For Piano/Septet – Gorevic/Brimosch/Martin/Lewis ... LP
Crystal, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Modern Jazz QuartetOne Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $7.99
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative writing of the time – almost imagistic enough without the film – filled with tones and colors that are quite visual, especially in the hands of this great group! Selections are played by the core quartet of Milt Jackson on vibes, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – and titles include "The Golden Striker", "One Never Knows", "The Rose Truc", "Venice", "Cortege", and "Three Windows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging.)

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Joe WilliamsPresenting Joe Williams And Thad Jones Mel Lewis ... LP
Solid State, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A funky big band album, recorded by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, with the great Joe Williams on vocals! The record is one of the most sought-after by the team – probably because it includes the hard breakbeat version of "Get Out of My Life Woman". The other tracks are pretty funky, too, with nice soul groovers like "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Woman's Got Soul", and "How Sweet It Is". Players include Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell, Jerome Richardson, and Roland Hanna – and the Jones/Lewis group is at the height of its hipness here! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top seam and light surface wear.)

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Joe WilliamsPresenting Joe Williams And Thad Jones Mel Lewis (purple cover) ... LP
Solid State, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A funky big band album, recorded by Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, with the great Joe Williams on vocals! The record is one of the most sought-after by the team – probably because it includes the hard breakbeat version of "Get Out of My Life Woman" that's been sampled often over the years. (Actually, hasn't every version of it been sampled by someone?) The other tracks are pretty funky, too, with nice soul groovers like "Night Time Is The Right Time", "Woman's Got Soul", and "How Sweet It Is". Players include Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell, Jerome Richardson, and Roland Hanna – and the Jones/Lewis group is at the height of its hipness here! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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EdanPrimitive Plus ... LP
Lewis, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 27.98
The record that put Edan on the map – a set that came out at the start of the century, but which feels much more like a throwback to classic years of hip hop – a move that was especially welcome at the time! There's a real back-to-basics feel going on – and the album is a sincere love letter to the past, with a sure footed step forward into the future – nice, thick, juicy, wall of sound production, with beats that break and pop in all the right places, and rhymes that make you laugh and smile and get all "wow" inside. Tracks include the phenomenal "Rapperfection" featuring Mr Lif, "83 Wildin", "Syllable Practice", "You Suck", "Ultra 88", "Humble Magnificent", and "AEOC". Includes the bonus track "Sing It Sh*tface". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EdanBeauty & The Beat ... CD
Lewis, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped heavily in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward simultaneously. Guests include Mr Lif, Insight, and Percee-P. Tracks include "Funky Voltron", "I See Colours", "Torture Chamber", "Promised Land", "Time Outt", "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme", "Making Planets", "Murder Mystery", "Rock And Roll", and "Smile". CD
 
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Muhal Richard AbramsComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (8CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 8CDs ... $36.99
Some of our favorite albums ever from pianist Muhal Richard Abrams – an amazing run of eight records for the Black Saint/Soul Note label – rich in fresh colors, tones, and new musical ideas! There's a sensitivity to some of these records that you don't always get with Abrams – a personal feeling that brings in a much-needed warmth to his complex compositional forms – often in collaboration with other players on the Chicago scene, but also with a wider range of avant players, especially from New York – where Abrams would have a great influence in the 80s. The lineup of musicians here is wonderful – a virtual who's-who of the jazz left at the time, at least from an American perspective – with performances from George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Myers, Thurman Barker, Baikida Carroll, Andrew Cyrille, Craig Harris, Stanton Davis, Marty Erlich, Dick Griffin, Cecil Bridgewater, Fred Hopkins, Dierdre Murray, and so many others. The set features 8 full albums, each in a tiny LP-styled sleeve – and titles include Siphumonesty, Mama & Daddy, Blues Forever, Rejoicing With The Light, View From Within, Hearinga Suite, Blu Blu Blu, and Think All Focus One. CD

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsMama & Daddy ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite albums ever from Muhal Richard Abrams – a deeply spiritual set that moves past some of the more academic tones of other earlier sessions! The sound is often quite spare at times – built up in a creatively compelling AACM way that's almost more Art Ensemble than Abrams at points. Muhal plays piano and synth, and other musicians include Baikida Carroll on trumpet and flugelhorn, George Lewis on trombone, Wallace McMillan on alto and tenor, Vincent Chaney on French horn, Leroy Jenkins on violin, Andrew Cyrille on percussion, and Thurman Barker on drums and marimba. Titles include "Fafca", "Balu", "Malic", and Abrams' classic "Mama & Daddy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Arpeggio Jazz EnsembleLe Le ... LP
AJE/Jazz Room (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99 About August 6, 2021
Very cool Philly work from the 80s – played by a group who've got the same spiritual vibe as underground artists from the decade before! The combo features excellent vibes from Billy Lewis – plus Lamont King and Steve Murphy on saxes, Warren Oree on bass, Greg Jones on drums, and Ed Watkins on percussion – plus a bit of vocals from Sherry Butler. Given the strong use of vibes, the whole thing almost reminds us of the great records by Paris Smith! LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Friday, August 6.

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✨✧ Atlantic StarrAlways – The Warner/Reprise Recordings 1987 to 1991 (All In The Name Of Love/We're Movin Up/Love Crazy/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
Three full albums from Atlantic Starr – with lots of bonus tracks too! All In The Name Of Love has Atlantic Star at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in so many other younger groups in the earlier part of the 80s – although it's also a bit more polished too. Most instrumentation is electric, and tunes are mostly written by the team of David and Wayne Lewis – both of whom sing on the record. Barbara Weathers also handles female vocals, and titles include "Once Lover At A Time", "Let The Sun In", "My Mistake", "I'm In Love", "Always", "Don't Take Me For Granted", and a version of Sam Dees' "All In The Name Of Love". We're Moving Up is one of the last in a long run of 80s hits from Atlantic Starr – a group who were already moving up the soul charts before the release of the album! The set continues their move into commercial territory started a few records before, but it also shakes loose of some of the colder sounds of 80s soul – and picks up a somewhat warmer vibe on the keyboards and rhythms. Porscha Martin sings female vocals with the group, and titles include "Under Your Spell", "Love Ain't Fair", "Woman's Touch", "We're Movin Up", "My Sugar", "You Deserve The Best", and "Don't Start The Fire". Love Crazy is a set that's got a nice change in groove from Atlantic Starr – a sound that's still got a lot of their best elements intact, but which also seems to bring on some of the best elements that were being introduced by the British scene too! Rhythms at points are maybe more in the Soul II Soul or Lisa Stansfield modes – which makes for some great tunes that really reinvigorate the group and update them for a new jack generation, while still holding onto the charms of the past. A few moments get more in a mellow quiet storm sound – all with the balance that made earlier Atlantic Starr albums classics – on titles that include "Love Crazy", "Hold On", "Masterpiece", "Girl Your Love's So Fine", "I Can't Wait", "If You Knew What's Good For You", and "Come Lover". 3CD package features all albums in tiny LP-styled jackets – with bonus tracks that include "One Lover At A Time (ext)", "Always (edit)", "Let The Sun Shine IN (ext rmx)", "All In The Name Of Love (single)", "My First Love (ext)", "Bring It Back Home Again (Joe Smooth ext mix)", "My First Love (7" edit)", and "Bring It Back Home Again (Joe Smooth underground mix)". CD

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Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band/Punch Miller's BunchJazz At Preservation Hall 3 ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A real cooker in the Atlantic Records' 60s series from Preservation Hall – a record that definitely keeps up the groove throughout! Side one features work by the combo of drummer Paul Barbarin – a lively player with a romping approach to rhythm – one that perfectly suits the trad sounds from Ernie Cagnolatti on trumpet, Waldren "Frog" Joseph on trombone, and Louis Cottrell on clarinet. Titles include "Too Late", "The Second Line", and "Give It Up". Side two features a great group led by legendary trumpeter Ernie "Punch" Miller – with sweet horn work from a lineup that includes Louis Nelson on trombone and George Lewis on clarinet – the latter of whom is in perfect late formation on his well-crafted solos. Titles include "Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning", "Preservation Blues", and "Hindustan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Rockefeller label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Peter BardensAnswer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic solo work from Peter Bardens – an artist who'd later gain fame as the lead singer of Camel, but who's even more fantastic here on his own – working in a trippy blend of modes that's equally balanced between prog and psych! Bardens plays organ on most of the tracks, but he uses the instrument in ways that are very different from the more R&B-inspired Hammond lines of the mod generation – often tightly fused with the sublime guitar of Andy Gee, a player who's got this sharp sound that's full of chromatic hues that really resonate with the keys of the organ – as the pair take off in this soaring groove that's occasionally a bit funky, always a bit trippy, and which gets a great kick from bass, drums, and percussion – plus support vocals from Linda Lewis and Steve Ellis. The album's really something special – great all the way through – and titles include "The Answer", "Homage To The God Of Light", "I Don't Want To Go Home", "I Can't Remember", "Let's Get It On", and "Don't Goof With A Spook". CD features two bonus tracks – material from the related Village project, from a single – "Man In The Moon" and "Long Time Coming". CD

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Billy BarnesBilly Barnes' LA ... LP
BB, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A very groovy musical – one done quite far from the bright lights of Broadway, in early 60s LA – with lyrics and presentation that offer up a wry postwar commentary on the city! The whole thing has the feel of some of the hipper off-Broadway material of the time – very witty little tunes, penned by Billy Barnes in a Tommy Wolf/Fran Landesman mode – handled by the cast with a nicely intimate feel that really makes the lyrical subtleties come through nicely. Instrumentation is relatively spare, and cast members include Ken Berry, Joyce Jameson, Tom Hatten, Sylvia Lewis, and Steve Franken – singing songs that include "The Pink Pussycat School", "Covina", "Keep Away", "LA Is", "Weather Report", "Does Anybody Here Love Me", and "I'm Glad I Call It Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear, some aging, a split top seam held with clear tape, bent corner at the top left, and small sticker on back.)

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Kenny BarronLive At Fat Tuesdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99 About May 26, 2021
Soulful genius from Kenny Barron – an excellent quintet outing from the late 80s, and one that really benefits from the presence of horns added to the trio! Kenny's work on piano is always great – and his sense of scope, soul, and timing are presented perfectly here – but what we really appreciate is the way that Eddie Henderson's trumpet and John Stubblefield's tenor flesh out the longer tunes on the set, and bring in even more colors that Barron's own writing and performance. The rest of the quintet features Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums – and tracks include the great originals "Lunacy", "518", and "Sand Dune" – plus "There Is No Greater Love" and "Misterioso". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, May 26.

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Kenny BarronQuickstep ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99 About May 26, 2021
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that shows the maturity Barron was hitting as both a leader and a player at the time – a fierce, focused power that really brings together a great quintet here – with John Stubblefield on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The record's the sort that we treasure more and more over the years, and feel like we never appreciated fully at the time – and titles include "Hindsight", "Quickstep", "Big Girls", "Here & There", "Once Upon A Time", and "I Wanted To Say". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, May 26.
Also available Quickstep ... CD 9.99

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Kenny BarronWhat If? ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99 About May 26, 2021
Although Kenny Barron's always a heck of a great musician on his own or in a piano trio, we're especially partial to his work in groups with horn players – and this album is a great example of that preference! Kenny first came to fame working with Dizzy Gillespie in the 60s, and since that point, he's always had a tremendous ear for the right tones and shadings from horns needed to augment his own soulful vision on the keys – a way of setting up the other players in the group to build on the well-crafted Barron lines, and take them even further into the stratosphere. This set follows that format, and draws great energy from Wallace Roney on trumpet and John Stubblefield on tenor – both at their younger best, and working alongside Kenny's piano with Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. The lineup sparkles most on the 4 longer Barron numbers on the album – "Phantoms", "What If", "Voyage", and "Lullabye" – all of which take us back to the brilliance of Kenny's best Muse albums of the 70s. Other tracks feature smaller, more piano-centrist groupings – on tracks that include "Dexterity", "Close To You Alone", and "Trinkle Trinkle". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, May 26.

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Kenny Barron QuintetQuickstep ... CD
Enja, 1991. Used ... $9.99
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that shows the maturity Barron was hitting as both a leader and a player at the time – a fierce, focused power that really brings together a great quintet here – with John Stubblefield on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The record's the sort that we treasure more and more over the years, and feel like we never appreciated fully at the time – and titles include "Hindsight", "Quickstep", "Big Girls", "Here & There", "Once Upon A Time", and "I Wanted To Say". CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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Karl BergerWoodstock Workshop Orchestra – Live At The Donaueschingen Music Festival ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1979. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A very cool project from Karl Berger – a set that features two different groups, both hip – one with Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Tom Cora on cello, George Lewis on trombone, and Leroy Jenkins on violin – the other with Oliver Lake and Don Davis on alto and flute, Lee Konitz on alto, Tom Collins on tenor and soprano, Trilok Gurtu on tabla, and Peter Apfelbaum on drums and percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ J BlackfootPhysical Attraction ... LP
Sound Town, 1984. Sealed ... $3.99
A really nice little album from J Blackfoot – one that's recorded with a few 80s touches, but in a way that mostly preserves the sweetly crackling style that makes his vocals so wonderful! There's plenty of mellower tunes here that echo with the rich contribution that Blackfoot brought to the Soul Children – that style of earnest, honest, yet never overdone southern soul singing that only he and a small handful (maybe Sam Dees or Jimmy Lewis) could do that well. Tunes include some good obscure numbers and a few classics, with titles that include "Hiding Place", "Girl Next Door", "Don't Stop", "I Don't Remember Loving You", "Don't You Feel It Like I Feel It", and "You Got Me Hummin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carla Bley4 x 4 ... CD
Watt/ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Carla Bley on piano, Wolfgang Puschnig on alto saxophone, Andy Sheppard on tenor saxophone, Steve Swallow on bass, Victor Lewis on drums, Larry Goldings on organ, Gary Valente on trombone, and Lew Soloff on trumpet. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Carla BleyVery Big Carla Bley Band ... CD
Watt, 1990. Used ... $13.99
Players include Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow, Lew Soloff, Gary Valente, Victor Lewis, and Wolfgang Puschnig. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben Branch & The Operation Breadbasket OrchestraLast Request (portrait cover) ... LP
Chess, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A very hip album that mixes gospel and jazz – recorded in 1968 as a tribute to Martin Luther King, but a set that more than stands on its own – at a level that's way different than the usual King tribute records! The album was put together by Jesse Jackson's Operation Breadbasket operation – but it really features a bunch of Chicago jazz and studio players, including Phil Upchurch, Charles Stepney, Morris Jennings, Burgess Gardner, and Ben Branch himself, whose tenor takes the lead on most tracks. The core of most tracks is moody soul jazz – but some cuts have vocals, with solos by Clay Evans and Sammy Lewis, and group vocals by the Breadbasket Choir. Titles include "Hard Times", "My Heavenly Father", "We Shall Overcome", and "If I Could Help Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Alan BraufmanFire Still Burns ... CD
Valley Of Search, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A long-overdue second album from Alan Braufman – maybe not the most familiar name in jazz, but a reed player who gave the world one fantastic album on India Navigation back in the 70s – and who now finally returns as a leader for this equally great second set! Braufman plays alto and flute – and the whole thing has this bold, soaring sort of energy – maybe even more spiritually forceful than Alan's classic album, thanks in part to an excellent group who bristle with dynamic vibes throughout – always on the edge of going farther out, but also nicely together too. Other players include Cooper Moore on piano, James Brandon Lewis on tenor, Ken Filiano on bass, and Andrew Drury on drums – with a bit of percussion at times from Michael Wimberly. Titles include "Creation", "Alone Again", "The Fire Still Burns", "Home", and "No Floor No Ceiling". CD
Also available Fire Still Burns ... LP 22.99

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Alan BraufmanFire Still Burns ... LP
Valley Of Search, 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A long-overdue second album from Alan Braufman – maybe not the most familiar name in jazz, but a reed player who gave the world one fantastic album on India Navigation back in the 70s – and who now finally returns as a leader for this equally great second set! Braufman plays alto and flute – and the whole thing has this bold, soaring sort of energy – maybe even more spiritually forceful than Alan's classic album, thanks in part to an excellent group who bristle with dynamic vibes throughout – always on the edge of going farther out, but also nicely together too. Other players include Cooper Moore on piano, James Brandon Lewis on tenor, Ken Filiano on bass, and Andrew Drury on drums – with a bit of percussion at times from Michael Wimberly. Titles include "Creation", "Alone Again", "The Fire Still Burns", "Home", and "No Floor No Ceiling". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fire Still Burns ... CD 13.99

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Anthony BraxtonMontreux/Berlin Concerts ... LP
Arista/Freedom, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Nice 2LP set that brings together 3 different sets of live material recorded by Braxton during the mid 70s! The first set features Braxton in trio with Kenny Wheeler and Dave Holland at Montreux, in 1975; the second set features Braxton and George Lewis, along with the Circle rhythm team of Dave Holland and Barry Altschul, in Berlin in 1976; and the last (and best) set features duets between Braxton and Lewis recorded in Berlin a few days later. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Anthony BraxtonQuintet Basel 1977 ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1977. New Copy ... $20.99
A very dynamic performance from a very dynamic group – a hipper than usual ensemble for Anthony Braxton, given that just about everyone here is a heavy hitter! The four long tracks are all Braxton compositions – in that special formula that encourages group sonic activity, while exploding with individual solo moments – a good thing, given that musicians include Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, Mark Helias on bass, and Charles Bobo Shaw on drums! Braxton himself plays alto, sopranino, and clarinet – and Helias has these wonderfully dark tones that kind of seal the deal on the whole performance – a moody bottom that makes all the other sounds really come across in a fantastic way. Titles include "Composition 69 J", "Composition 69 N/G", "Composition 69 M", and "Composition 40 B". CD

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Kenny Burrell & Jimmy SmithBlue Bash ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $12.99
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar lines provide wonderful company for Smith on the date – shading in his Hammond lines with a nice sense of color, in ways that really fit the late nite setting of the record. Other players on the date include either Bill English or Mel Lewis on drums, George Duvivier or Milt Hinton on bass, Vince Gambella on guitar, and Art Marotti on percussion – and titles include "Kenny's Sound", "Blues For Del", "Blue Bash", "Travelin", and "Soft Winds". CD
(Out of print Verve Masters edition, sticker remnant on cover.)

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Kenny Burrell & Jimmy SmithBlue Bash (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99 About June 16, 2021
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar lines provide wonderful company for Smith on the date – shading in his Hammond lines with a nice sense of color, in ways that really fit the late nite setting of the record. Other players on the date include either Bill English or Mel Lewis on drums, George Duvivier or Milt Hinton on bass, Vince Gambella on guitar, and Art Marotti on percussion – and titles include "Kenny's Sound", "Blues For Del", "Blue Bash", "Travelin", and "Soft Winds". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!) This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, June 16.
Also available Blue Bash ... CD 12.99

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Blu CantrellMake Me Wanna Scream (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Arista, 2003. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Featuring Ian Lewis of Inner Circle. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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CapitolsCool Jerk/Hello Stranger ... 7-inch
Karen, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of the hardest soul hits of the 60s! The cut's got a rolling piano and bass groove that's simply sublime – made even better because the horns didn't show up for the session, so the vocals and piano carry all the grooves, making the track work harder than most of its contemporaries from the time! "Hello Stranger" is the group's version of Barbara Lewis' hit – originally produced by Ollie McLaughlin, who's working with the boys here, and done in a very different style than Barbara's version! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with silver text.)
 
 
 



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