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Dusko Goykovich with Nathan Davis & Mal WaldronSwinging Macedonia ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A legendary German session from the 60s – and a record that really showcases the unusual criss-crossing of modes that was going on in the European scene at the time! There's a very strong MPS vibe here – as trumpeter Dusko Goykovich leads a swinging sextet that includes Nathan Davis on flute, soprano, and tenor – blowing some tremendously soulful reed lines – plus incredible rhythms from Mal Waldron on piano, Peter Trunk on bass, and Cees See on drums. The record's an attempt to bring traditional Macedonian rhythms into a jazz perspective – but with players like these, it swings in a way any Macedonian album never could – damn soulful, and with a great exotic vibe. Davis is especially great, and plays in a soaring modal vein that's similar to his work on his classic MPS sides, and on the records he cut in America in the early 70s. The album's a beautiful session that often get's overlooked because it blends it with the Enja catalog – but it's really more of a record that belongs in an MPS reissue series, and is a great lost groover that's waiting to be rediscovered by the Dusty Groove crowd. Titles include "Macedonia", "Old Fisherman's Daughter", "Jumbo Uganda", "Bem Basha", "Saga Se Karame", and "The Nights Of Skopje". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Mal WaldronBlack Glory ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99 About November 17, 2021
A great trio set from Waldron's early 70s European days of exploration – recorded live with Pierre Favre on drums, and the great Jimmy Woode on bass. The combination of Favre's free modernism and Woode's soulful swing makes for a very interesting rhythm section – and Waldron, as he often did in this sort of session, dominates the proceedings with some moody and introspective work on the piano. Titles include "The Call", "Sieg Haile", "MC", "La Gloire Du Noir", and "Rock My Soul". CD

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✨✧ Mal WaldronMal Waldron Plays The Blues – Live At The Domicile ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Mal Waldron plays the blues, but in a way that's hardly blue at all – given that the record is one from a time when the pianist was really setting a strong modern fire on the European scene in the 70s! The group's an unusual one – with bassist Jimmy Woode, of the Clark Boland Big Band, and drummer Pierre Favre – a player best known for his more modern moments – both musicians whose scope might just be wide enough to augment all the great ideas that Waldron was bringing to the piano on the album's mighty long tracks! By this point in his career, Mal had really taken off from his earlier American recordings – using the freedom of both the Japanese and European recording scenes to be a lot more expressive, and a lot more freewheeling – to a point where he's completely captivating, with non-stop imagination and a flurry of fresh ideas throughout. Tracks include "Way In", "Miles & Miles Of Blues", "Blues For FP", "Blues For DS", and "Up Down Blues". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Mal WaldronNews – Run About Mal ... CD
Progressive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99
An overlooked Mal Waldron album from the early 80s – recorded with a trio that includes George Mraz on bass and Al Foster on drums! Given the rhythm players, the sound here is a bit warmer than some of Waldron's more avant work from the European scene– and both sets are a nice reminder that Mal could still be a very sensitive interpreter of a standard, too – not just his own, slightly bolder compositions. Mraz is nicely high in the recording, stepping around in this sweet pulse that often seems to dominate Foster's work on drums – which makes for a nice bottom end that lets Mal do plenty of his own thing on the keys. Titles include "It Could Happen To You", "Willow Weep For Me", "Tea For Two", and "With A Song In My Heart". CD
(Part of the Progressive Original Jazz Collection!)

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Mal WaldronOne-Upmanship ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 17, 2021
An excellent 70s European session recorded by Mal Waldron – one that shows off some of his more avant jazz inclinations at the time! The group's a searing one, with an unusual combination of players – Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Manfred Schoof on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Makaya Ntshoko on drums – and while the pairing of Lacy and Waldron is a familiar, and excellent one – it's also great to hear both of them in this quintet mode too. The tracks are all long – with an approach that's in that later Waldron modal mode on the rhythms, but which gets freer and more open on the solos. Titles include "The Seagulls Of Kristiansund", "Hurray For Herbie", and "One-Upmanship". CD

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Mal WaldronTouch Of The Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
There's maybe a touch of the blues here – but the results, as usual for Mal Waldron, are completely different overall – which makes for a really magical moment from a time that was a real creative high point in Waldron's career! All tracks are long originals by Mal – played with a trio that features Allen Blairman on drums and Jimmy Woode on some especially strong bass – very different than most of his other work of the time, and really colored by the moodier colors of the Waldron palette – often played with a pointed, succinct quality that even beats his contributions to the Clarke Boland Big Band. The music leans outside, but is never as totally free as some of Waldron's more improvised recordings – and titles include the 17 minute "A Touch Of The Blues", plus "The Search" and "Here There & Everywhere". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Archie Shepp & Mal WaldronLeft Alone Revisited (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enja/Pure Pleasure (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The duo of Archie Shepp and Mal Waldron come together beautifully here – in a mode that echoes some of the duets that pianist Waldron recorded with other reedmen in the 70s and 80s, but which has an especially wonderful contribution from Shepp! Archie blows both tenor and soprano sax – and the warmth of his horn in later years is really perfect here – especially as the album's sometime of an update of Waldron's earlier Left Alone classic, recorded after the death of Billie Holiday at the end of the 50s. As with that one, the tunes here include some numbers very strongly tied to Billie's legacy, but the vibe is very different, and very personal along the lines of the spirit of Shepp and Waldron. Titles include "Lady Sings The Blues", "Left Alone", "Easy Living", "Everything Happens To Me", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Blues For 52nd Street". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mal WaldronMingus Lives ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not a Charles Mingus tribute album, as you might guess from the title – but instead, a wonderful session of solo piano work from the great Mal Waldron – one that's full of long tracks spun out beautifully in a live setting – all with a strong sense of freedom, but also a very rhythmic, inside quality that's a different than some of Waldron's more avant solo recordings! There's a lyrical vibe to the record that's a great reminder of Waldron's roots – his ability to mix gentle moments with darker themes – and a command of the piano that makes it clear that when Mal's playing, he owes nothing to anyone else. Titles include "Mingus Lives", "Tensile Structures", "Here There & Everywhere", and "Mingus Lives". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronSweet Love Bitter ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful soundtrack composed and played by Mal Waldron, and a record that's filled with lyrical beauty that you won't find on that many of his other recordings. Players include Dave Burns, George Coleman, and Charles Davis – and the whole album has a nice soulful sound to it. Titles include "Espresso Time", "Smokin", "Brindle's Place", "The Search", and "Candy's Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing with LW etch. Cover has a small cutout hole, but this is a great copy overall!)

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✨✧ Mal Waldron & Gary PeacockFirst Encounter ... LP
Victor/Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Far-reaching and incredibly soulful work from Mal Waldron and Gary Peacock! Both players are at the height of their powers here, and have a warmth and sense of interplay that makes the session one of the best they did alone or together during the time. The group's a trio, with Hiroshi Murakami added in on bass – and the overall feel is similar to some of the best Japanese trio sessions of the early 70s, with great recording, long drawn-out introspective songs, and free unbridled playing that you don't always get on American sessions by the same players. Titles include "Walking Way", "What's That", "She Walks In Beauty", and "The Heart Of The Matter". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mal Waldron & Steve LacySuper Quartet Live At Sweet Basil ... CD
Evidence (Japan), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mal Waldron on piano, Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, Reggie Workman on bass, and Eddie Moore on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Dusko Goykovich with Nathan Davis & Mal WaldronSwinging Macedonia ... LP
Enja/Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A legendary German session from the 60s – and a record that really showcases the unusual criss-crossing of modes that was going on in the European scene at the time! There's a very strong MPS vibe here – as trumpeter Dusko Goykovich leads a swinging sextet that includes Nathan Davis on flute, soprano, and tenor – blowing some tremendously soulful reed lines – plus incredible rhythms from Mal Waldron on piano, Peter Trunk on bass, and Cees See on drums. The record's an attempt to bring traditional Macedonian rhythms into a jazz perspective – but with players like these, it swings in a way any Macedonian album never could – damn soulful, and with a great exotic vibe. Davis is especially great, and plays in a soaring modal vein that's similar to his work on his classic MPS sides, and on the records he cut in America in the early 70s. The album's a beautiful session that often get's overlooked because it blends it with the Enja catalog – but it's really more of a record that belongs in an MPS reissue series, and is a great lost groover that's waiting to be rediscovered by the Dusty Groove crowd. Titles include "Macedonia", "Old Fisherman's Daughter", "Jumbo Uganda", "Bem Basha", "Saga Se karame", and "The Nights Of Skopje". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Archie Shepp & Mal WaldronLeft Alone Revisited ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The duo of Archie Shepp and Mal Waldron come together beautifully here – in a mode that echoes some of the duets that pianist Waldron recorded with other reedmen in the 70s and 80s, but which has an especially wonderful contribution from Shepp! Archie blows both tenor and soprano sax – and the warmth of his horn in later years is really perfect here – especially as the album's sometime of an update of Waldron's earlier Left Alone classic, recorded after the death of Billie Holiday at the end of the 50s. As with that one, the tunes here include some numbers very strongly tied to Billie's legacy, but the vibe is very different, and very personal along the lines of the spirit of Shepp and Waldron. Titles include "Lady Sings The Blues", "Left Alone", "Easy Living", "Everything Happens To Me", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Blues For 52nd Street". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronHard Talk ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hard talk, and lots of heavy sounds from the great Mal Waldron – heard here in a set that may well be one of his greatest moments of the 70s! The album's a key illustration of Waldron's power on the European scene of the time – and it's noteworthy not just for Mal's bold vision as a leader, but also for key contributions from Steve Lacy on soprano sax and Manfred Schoof on trumpet! Both artists really bring a lot to Waldron's music – filling up the long tracks with voices that are as powerful and righteous as the leader's own – spurred on by some great rhythm work from Isla Eckinger on bass and Allen Blairman on drums. Recorded live, with a great sense of energy – and titles include "Snake Out", "Hard Talk", "Russian Melody", and "Hurray For Herbie". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronMoods (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A bold musical statement from Mal Waldron – one of his strongest efforts from his European time of the 70s, thanks to some great help from strong hornmen on the set! Half the session features Waldron in introspective solo mode, as recorded often at the time – but the rest of the album features work by a bold sextet that includes Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Terumasa Hino on cornet, and Hermann Breuer on trombone. These group tracks are all quite long, and although free at times, have a focus and energy that's not only uncommon for Waldron in the period – but also for Lacy, who wasn't often working in such a style. Terumasa Hino's horn, as usual, is a strongly punctuating force on the set – and group titles include "Minoat", "Sieg Haile", and "A Case Of Plus 4s". Solo numbers include "Anxiety", "Lonely", and "Happiness" – all quite nice numbers, just a bit gentler and more introspective. CD features the bonus track "Soul Eyes". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronOne & Two (Mal One/Mal Two) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s/1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Mal Waldron's first two records for Prestige – Mal One and Mal Two – are among some of the finest records that the label put out in the late 50's. They're also some of Waldron's most compelling work, and they have a sharpness that's often missing from his later stuff, which usually tends to be trio material. This cool 2 record set brings both of those albums together, and the set sparkles with energy and creativity that will have you coming back to the records again and again. Waldron's joined by Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab, and Art Taylor – and there's never a dull moment! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronUp Popped The Devil ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Searing work from Mal Waldron – recorded in the early 70s with an excellent trio that features Billy Higgins on drums and Reggie Workman on bass! The group's got a lot more fire and energy than some of Waldron's other assemblages of the 70s – and the tracks are long and exploratory, yet also groove at the best moments – a great blend of some of the freedom that Waldron had been exploring overseas, while still tying things to some of the more soulful, spiritual currents of his early years. Carla Poole joins the group on flute for the track "Space Walk" – and other titles include "Up Popped The Devil", "Snake Out", and "Changachangachang". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronWhat It Is ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great one from pianist Mal Waldron – a set that marks that renewed sense of energy he found as the 80s approached – a move back to some tighter forms in terms of the inside/outside edge of the improvisational spectrum – but still with some of the freer spirit he'd unlocked in the 70s! The tracks are all nice and long, and are forged by a quartet that features Clifford Jordan on tenor, Cecil McBee on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – a group who definitely have some of the spirit of Jordan in this setting, but with all the deeper tones that Waldron can bring to a date. Jordan is tremendous, and the album features three long tracks – "Charlie Parker's Last Supper", "Hymn From The Inferno", and "What It Is". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)
 
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Eric AlexanderGentle Ballads (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2004. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
A long-overdue session of ballads from modern tenor giant Eric Alexander – a player we've always loved for his soaring, leaping lines on soul jazz sets – but who also has just the right tone to carry off an album of mellow tunes and ballads! Alexander's tone reminds us a lot of the Sonny Rollins sound of the mid 60s – that perfect, yet never too-polished style that Sonny was using when re-interpreting standards in a masterful demonstration of space and economy. The tracks on this set are a well-chosen lot – and include 2 classic Mal Waldron ballads, "Left Alone" and "Soul Eyes", and Alexander's own track "Gently". The group's a quartet, with Mike Le Donne on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and the session's recorded with impeccable sound, in the Venus Records mode. LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

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Gene AmmonsBig Sound ... CD
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... $9.99
Classic Jug, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. The album has only 4 tracks, and they're all long and nice and soulful. The titles are "Blue Hymn", "The Real McCoy", "Cheek To Cheek", and "That's All". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene AmmonsSock ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A striking title – and a strong set of grooves, even if the tracks were pulled from a variety of different sessions, and not recorded as a unified album. Jug plays tenor on all cuts – working in formats that range from a Mal Waldron led trio to larger honking groups with horn players like Henderson Chambers, Cecil Payne, Nate Woodward, and Gene Easton. Tracks are short, and most are pretty rocking – with titles that include "Blue Coolade", "Short Stop", "Scam", "Sock", "What I Say", and "Rock Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Teddy CharlesVibe-rant ... LP
Elektra, 1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A rare 50s session from vibist Teddy Charles – and easily one of his greatest records of the decade! The session's got a bit more open swing and harder groove than some of Charles' slightly more academic work from a few years before – more hardbop in conception, and handled in a way that's nicely flowing, especially on a few of the album's longer tracks! Charles' vibes still have their tightly chromatic sound throughout – but they're offset with the rougher trumpet work of Idrees Sulieman, and some nicely dark tones on piano from Mal Waldron – always a welcome participant in a session like this! The sound's a bit like a Prestige blowing session, but slightly tighter overall – and the rest of the group includes Addison Farmer on bass and Jerry Segal on drums – rounding out a list of Prestige likely suspects in the lineup. Titles include "Old Devil Moon", "Arlene", "Blues Become Elektra", "No More Nights", and "How Deep Is The Ocean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label pressing with deep groove! Front cover looks great, save for tiny wear in one corner – back has some light notes in pen.)

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John ColtraneDakar ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Fair ... $14.99
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing in a purple tinted cover. NOTE – Vinyl has numerous marks and plays with crackles in varying degrees throughout. Cover has pieces of wide reinforced tape holding the seams and spine, bent corners, and aging.)

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John ColtraneWheelin (Dealers/Wheelin & Dealin) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
A 2LP set that expands on tunes originally issued on the Coltrane/Mal Waldron albums The Dealers and Wheelin & Dealin – both featuring material recorded in 1957, with Coltrane on tenor, and a rhythm section that features Waldron, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor. The tracks are open-ended and very much in the blowing session mode that Waldron perfected for Prestige – solidly rhythmic, and quite cohesive, yet also very open-handed in the way that each player is allowed space for solo expression. Paul Quinichette and Frank Wess perform on 3 sides of the set, and the last one features Jackie McLean and Bill Hardman taking their place. Includes 2 takes each of "Wheelin" and "Dealin", plus "Blue Calypso", "Falling In Love With Love", "Robbin's Nest", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Labels on Sides 2 and 3 have some marker. Cover has some ring and edge wear and some peeled spots in back.)

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John Coltrane & Paul QuinichetteCattin' With Coltrane & Quinichette ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Good ... $59.99
A great meeting of tenor sax talents old and young – as the up-and-coming John Coltrane plays alongside Paul "Vice Pres" Quinichette – in a classic Prestige session of well-blown saxophone work! The rhythm section on the album features Mal Waldron on piano, Julian Euell on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the real focus here is on the tenor giants in the title – working together in warm spirit that's surprisingly well matched! Titles include "Sunday", "Cattin", "Anatomy", and "Vodka". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow and black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has some wear and aging, with a split top seam held with spots of old tape. Vinyl has a number of marks and plays with noise.)

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Eric Dolphy & Booker LittleMemorial Album – Recorded Live At The Five Spot ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... $8.99
Part 3 to the Five Spot recordings from Eric Dolphy – issued here as a "memorial" to Booker Little, even though Little was still alive for the recording! The album features especially searing work from Dolphy, and was part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording. The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – and titles include "Number Eight" and "Booker's Waltz". CD
Also available Memorial Album – Recorded Live At The Five Spot ... LP 38.99

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Eric Dolphy & Booker LittleMemorial Album – Recorded Live At The Five Spot ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Part 3 to the Five Spot recordings from Eric Dolphy – issued here as a "memorial" to Booker Little, even though Little was still alive for the recording! The album features especially searing work from Dolphy, and was part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording. The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – and titles include "Number Eight" and "Booker's Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with insert – VIJ 237. Back cover has some light aging – but front looks great!)
Also available Memorial Album – Recorded Live At The Five Spot ... CD 8.99

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Dizzy GillespieComposer's Concepts ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s/1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Nice 2LP set that brings together some of his most striking sessions of the early 60s recorded for Emarcy. This set includes pieces composed and arranged by Lalo Schifrin played by a large ensemble led by Benny Carter – with Dizzy as the main soloist, and work by players that include James Moody, Phil Woods, Emil Richards, Francisco Aguabella, and Schifrin himself. Tracks are long, and have complicated introductions – then easily give way to the sort of flowing grooves that Schifrin was penning often at the time. Titles include "The Conquerors", "The Chains", "The Swords", "The Empire", and "The Legend Of Atlantis". The set also features Diz playing tracks from Tom McIntosh, one of the scene's brightest arrangers at the time, and a talent who was looming large, thanks to support from folks like Diz and James Moody. Moody's in the group – blowing tenor with a quintet that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and his tone is incredible, with a darkness that he'd rarely had before, and the whole group has a mixture of modern tones and soulful grooves that's beyond compare! Titles include "November Afternoon", "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After". Also included are songs from the soundtrack for the lost Shirley Clarke verite drama The Cool World. Mal Waldron wrote the material for the score, and Diz plays the music with a moody emotionality that you don't often hear in his other 60's work. The recording was made by his great group that included Kenny Barron and James Moody, and the titles include "The Pushers", "Duke's Fantasy", "Coney Island", and "Street Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small corner cut, in great shape otherwise!)

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School Days (with Ken Vandermark)Crossing Division ... CD
Okka Disk, 2000. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A very hip group from Chicago – named after Division street, right around the corner from Dusty Groove! Certified genius reed player Ken Vandermark is in excellent form – working through a number of modernist modes on this session that's dedicated to jazz inspirations like Roswell Rudd, Harry Carney, Mal Waldron, Teddy Charles, and Mal Waldron. The other strong component of the group is trombonist Jeb Bishop – whose participation in the Chicago scene has touched the city's musical community at many levels. The rest of the quartet includes Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and Ingebright Haker Flaten on bass – and titles include "Smoke Rings", "Bookworm", "Counteraction", "Passenger", "Rosmosis", and "Broad Daylight". CD

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Archie Shepp & Jason MoranLet My People Go ... LP
Archie Ball (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
Fantastic duets between saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Jason Moran – a record that really continues a legacy of this sort of work that Shepp has previously done with players like Dollar Brand, Horace Parlan, and Mal Waldron! The strength of Moran's expression here is every bit as strong as those older giants – and, if anything, he also brings a wider sense of sonic scope to the record – this way of opening up these layers of color and emotion with just a few notes – very subtle, but extremely powerful – and at a level that's really matched with the kind of incredible sounds that we've always come to expect from Shepp – a sense of genius that hasn't dimmed at all over the years. The titles are mostly familiar, but delivered in variations that are completely unique – on tracks that include "Wise One", "Go Down Moses", "Isfahan", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Round Midnight", and "He Cares". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEnja Label Collection Vol 1 – Modern Jazz From Munich ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A great tribute to the mighty talents of Enja Records – a German label that really helped build bridges in the 70s – expanding out from its base in Munich to offer a lot of strong opportunities for American players as well! The Enja touch is a really special one – an approach that allows lots of freedom for the musicians, although rarely in a free jazz sort of way – as Enja helped find new levels of straight jazz expression at a time when so many other American labels were either getting very commercial, or closing up shop – one more reason why Enja's ability to welcome older artists in just the right way was so important. This 2CD set is overflowing with gems from the Enja catalog – 19 killers that include "Only Blue" by Bobby Jones, "Spacemaker" by Pepper Adams, "Blues For EP" by Mal Waldron, "Voyage" by Kenny Barron, "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" by John Scofield, "Outpost Blues" by Freddie Hubbard, "Body & Soul" by Tete Montoliu, "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" by Hannibal Marvin Peterson, "Rahsaan's Run" by Woody Shaw, "My One & Only Love" by Bennie Wallace, "Kaybee" by Attila Zoller, "Peace" by Chet Baker, "By George" by Elvin Jones, "Soul Connection" by Dusky Goykovich, and "My Romance" by Archie Shepp. CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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VariousSound Of Jazz ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A classic album featuring music from The Sound Of Jazz – the legendary 1957 TV show that brought together some of the greatest talents then working in jazz! Unusual for TV, the show really seemed to capture the players at their best – and recorded some tremendous live performances that were among the most moving ever filmed by the artists involved. Highlights include "The Train & The River" played by the Jimmy Giuffre Trio, "Fine & Mellow" sung by Billie Holiday, "Rosetta" and "Wild Man Blues" by the Red Allen All-Stars, "Blues" by Jimmy Giuffre & Pee Wee Russell, "I Left My Baby" by Count Basie with Jimmy Rushing, "Dickie's Dream" by Count Basie, and "Nervous", a solo piano number by Mal Waldron. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, split top seam, and half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneFirst Trane (aka Coltrane) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set for Prestige, originally issued as the album Coltrane – less a bold statement as a leader than a strong batch of blowing session-styled tracks that show how well Coltrane could hold his own with more established players! The groups on the set vary from track to track – and feature players that include Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath – plus underappreciated Philly trumpeter Johnnie Splawn. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, aging and some staining.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – sometimes billed as a "memorial", even though he was still alive when it was done – and titles on this volume include "Fire Waltz", "Bee Vamp", and "The Prophet". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 (20 bit remaster with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/New Jazz, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – sometimes billed as a "memorial", even though he was still alive when it was done – and titles on this volume include "Fire Waltz", "Bee Vamp", and "The Prophet". CD also features an alternate take of "Bee Vamp". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 2 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – sometimes billed as a "memorial", even though he was still alive when it was done – and titles on this volume include "Aggression" and "Like Someone In Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Teo MaceroAcoustical Suspension ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1985. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Gato Barbieri on tenor, Jorge Dalto on piano, Bill Evans on tenor, Alex Foster on alto, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Dave Liebman on soprano, Cecil McBee on bass, Dave Valentin on flute, and Mal Waldron on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Horace TapscottTapscott Sessions Vol 8 ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful solo piano work from Horace Tapscott – a real contrast to his larger group recordings from the LA scene! The session features Horace playing in a contemplative and moody style – working through deeply personal readings of Mal Waldron's "Fire Waltz", Randy Weston's "Little Niles", and Thelonious Monk's "Crepuscule With Nellie" – as well as his own lovely work "As A Child", an exceptionally lyrical number that's worth the price of the record alone! CD

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellAll Night Long ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Sublime late 50s hardbop – recorded in the best Prestige blowing session mode! The record has an incredibly open-ended feel – as you might probably guess from the track "All Night Long", which runs for all of side one, and gives all the players included plenty of room to work out their best solo moments! Members of the group here include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Hank Mobley on tenor, Jerome Richardson on flute and tenor, Donald Byrd on trumpet, and Mal Waldron on piano – really holding the whole thing together with his dark lines on the keys! The groove is laidback, but never sloppy – and the spaciousness of side one is matched by 3 shorter tracks on side two – "Boo Lu", "Flickers", and "Little Hankie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear, small split in the spine, and a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus At The Bohemia ... LP
Debut/OJC, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal early work from Charles Mingus – a session that really shows him beginning to work in tightly arranged, deeply resonant styles – pushing much more deeply towards the brilliance of the late 50s! The set's recorded with a great lineup that includes Mal Waldron, Max Roach, and the enigmatic George Barrow on tenor – and includes a fantastic reading of "Percussion Discussion", played here by Roach and Mingus as a drum and bass duet (as opposed to Roach solo, as on a later version.) Also features the brilliant "All The Things You C-Sharp", a pivotal track in the Mingus book, and one of our favorites ever by him – plus "Septemberly", "Work Song", and "Jump Monk". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Archie Shepp & Jason MoranLet My People Go ... CD
Archie Ball (France), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic duets between saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Jason Moran – a record that really continues a legacy of this sort of work that Shepp has previously done with players like Dollar Brand, Horace Parlan, and Mal Waldron! The strength of Moran's expression here is every bit as strong as those older giants – and, if anything, he also brings a wider sense of sonic scope to the record – this way of opening up these layers of color and emotion with just a few notes – very subtle, but extremely powerful – and at a level that's really matched with the kind of incredible sounds that we've always come to expect from Shepp – a sense of genius that hasn't dimmed at all over the years. The titles are mostly familiar, but delivered in variations that are completely unique – on tracks that include "Wise One", "Go Down Moses", "Isfahan", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Round Midnight", and "He Cares". CD
Also available Let My People Go ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Frank Wess & John ColtraneWheelin' & Dealin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the great Prestige jam session sides, featuring a host of their great players – Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Wess – running through some long tracks in fairly free form. Deep, slow grooving, and with lots of nice solos. 4 tracks, and all of them long. Titles include "Wheelin", "Dealin", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneDakar ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EmbryoSteig Aus ... CD
Brain/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most jazz-based groups of the German prog scene of the early 70s – heard here on a rare outing that features Mal Waldron playing electric piano with the group! Despite Waldron's presence, though, the real keyboard star of the set is Jimi Jackson – who plays mellotron and organ on the record, and sounds especially wonderful on the side-long track "The Call" – a fantastic 17-minute track that arose out of collective improvisations by the group! Instrumentation on the whole set is great – and includes the keyboards, plus heavy bass, vibes, marimba, guitar, sax, and even a bit of electric violin! Titles include "Radio Marrakesch/Orient Express", "Dreaming Girls", and "The Call". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane (Prestige) (OJC pressing) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic early John Coltrane for Prestige – less a bold statement as a leader than a strong batch of blowing session-styled tracks that show how well Coltrane could hold his own with more established players! The groups on the set vary from track to track – and feature players that include Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath – plus underappreciated Philly trumpeter Johnnie Splawn. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". CD

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✨✧ Harumi IbeTantei Jimusho 23 Kutabare Akutodomo ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Think the French new wave had a lock on jazz soundtracks? Think again, because the Japanese scene of the 60s was full of them – including this sublime set from 1963! Most numbers here are jazz tracks played by a great small combo – one that's got tremendous energy all the way through! The players are unfortunately not credited – but there's great baritone sax, vibes, Hammond, and other instrumentation on these numbers – most of which feel more like evocative performances by a group in a small club, than they do any sort of standard soundtrack music! The whole thing's beautiful – rich in feeling and color, almost like some of the Mal Waldron or Charles Mingus soundtrack performances – and the CD features 20 tracks in all, with notes and other information in Japanese. CD
 
 
 



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