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Manhattan Jazz OrchestraNight In Tunisia ... CD
Sweet Basil (Japan), 1993. Used ... $19.99
Pianist David Matthews first got his start writing arrangements for the James Brown band of the late 60s – but over the years, he turned into a hell of a jazz arranger too – as you'll hear on this smoking large ensemble set from 1993! The record's got a special vibe right from the start – cascading tones and colors that are a wonderful change from the usual – and which seem to allow every single player in the group an individual voice, at the same time they're all coming together in unison. There's plenty of breakout solos, too – and players are a top-shelf lineup that includes Ryan Kisor and Lew Soloff on trumpets, George Young and Chris Hunter on saxes, Birch Johnson and Dave Taylor on trombones, and Matthews himself on piano. Titles include "Harry's Jump", "Four", "All Blues", and "Night In Tunisia". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetBlue Bossa ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2003. Used ... $14.99
With Voctir Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetOriginal Voice ... CD
Sweet Basil (Japan), 1995. Used ... $16.99
The "voice" here is great – a strong assemblage of the trumpet of Lew Soloff, tenor of George Young, piano of David Matthews, bass of Charnett Moffett, and drums of Victor Lewis! Lewis is an especially nice addition to the mix – a fresh Manhattan Jazz Quintet drummer for the 90s, and one who really finds a great way to open up Matthews' arrangements – bringing new energy to the group as both Soloff and Young spin out these really magical solos! Titles are all Matthews originals – and include "Kickin", "Freeway", "Stair Steps", "Dorian Mood", and "Something Cubano". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetSomeday My Prince Will Come ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2007. Used ... $14.99 19.99
With David Matthews on piano and arrangements. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetTake The A Train ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2005. Used ... $18.99
With Lew Soloff on trumpet. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Manhattan ProjectsEchoes Of Our Heroes ... CD
Evidence, 1993. Used ... $9.99
Features Vincent Herrin gon on alto, Mark Turner on tenor, Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Kenny Drew Jr. on piano, Christopher Thomas on bass, and Carl Allen on drums. Tracks include "Cherokee", "Autumn In New York", and "Lotus Blossom" – plus the originals "Theme For Dolores", "Feelin' Sanctified", and the title track, "Echoes Of Our Heroes". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed, with punch through rear case and tray card.)

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Manhattan TransferBop Doo Wopp ... LP
Atlantic, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese promo pressing, with obi, insert, and several pages of production notes! Cover has light wear and a promo sticker. Obi is lightly crinkled, with a small tear in the side.)

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✨✧ Manhattan TransferChristmas Album ... Cassette
Columbia, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... Cassette
Also available Christmas Album ... CD 1.99

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Manhattan TransferChristmas Album ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD
Also available Christmas Album ... Cassette 1.99

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Manhattan TransferMecca For Moderns ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a hype sticker. Cover is bent at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Manhattan Jazz QuintetI Got Rhythm ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Manhattan Jazz QuintetManteca – Live At Sweet Basil ... CD
Evidence, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lew Soloff on trumpetr, George Young on tenor saxophone, David Matthews on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums. CD

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✨✧ Manhattan Jazz QuintetLatino-Bop ... CD
Birds (Japan), 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
Andy Snitzer on tenor saxophone, Lew Soloff on trumpet, David Matthews on piano, Francois Mutin on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD

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✨✧ Manhattan TransferDown In Birdland – The Manhattan Transfer Anthology ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 70s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Manhattan TransferVocalese ... CD
Atlantic, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Manhattan Jazz QuintetFunky Strut ... CD
Sweet Basil/Alfa (Japan), 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not a funky strut in the manner of David Matthews' 70s work for CTI/Kudu Records – but a set that has the pianist bringing a really old school, soul jazz approach to the session – almost trying to go for the 60s modes of players like Horace Silver or Bobby Timmons! As with other Manhattan Jazz Quintet albums, the set really sparkles from the talents of Lew Soloff on trumpet and George Young on tenor – a duo who know how to come together, then break apart with the kind of dynamic, soulful styles of an older Blue Note record – and the rest of the group features Eddie Gomez on bass and Peter Erskine on drums. Titles include "Hot Grits", "Sister Sadie", "Song For My Father", "Foxy Little Thing", and "Funky Strut". CD

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✨✧ Manhattan TransferVocalese ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Richie BeirachManhattan Reverie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2006. Used Gatefold ... $24.99
There's a bit of reverie here, but it's usually the swinging kind instead of the sleepy variety – thanks to a well-formed groove from Richie Beirach on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Billy Hart on drums! The tunes certainly include a few ballads, but Richie usually takes them with a freely fresh sound that gets past any obvious standard-heavy cliches – inspired, no doubt, by the inventive changes of Mraz and Hart, who seem to spur him on strongly, especially on the more upbeat tracks. Titles include "Manhattan Reverie", "Transition", "Veils", "Etude", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Footprints". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)


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Christian Chevallier with Martial SolalDeux Hommes Danx Manhattan – Suivi De L'Integrale Christian Chevallier (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A huge overview of work from one of the hippest large group leaders in France at the end of the 50s – the mighty Christian Chevallier, who was almost to the Parisian scene what Quincy Jones was to the American one! Chevallier has a great way of building a larger group out of really strong individual voices – using key jazz musicians on almost all the tracks here – players who include Roger Guerin on trumpet, Benny Vasseur and Billy Byers on trombones, Bobby Jaspar and Jean Louis Cheautemps on tenors, Armand Migiani on alto and baritone, Michel Hausser and Fats Said on vibes, Pierre Michelot on bass, and even Kenny Clarke on drums on a few great tracks! The set begins with a famous soundtrack done in collaboration with Martial Solal for a film by Jean Pierre Melville – then moves into a great range of jazz material from assorted albums and EP releases from the late 50s and early 60s. The set feature a great EP with Kenny Clarke, a Madison record, a date with Bilbert Becaud, and assorted other releases – a total of 75 tracks in all! CD

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Art FarmerManhattan ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1982. Used ... $9.99 12.99
Overlooked genius from Art Farmer – a less-remembered session from the early 80s, and one that features him in a hip quintet with the great Sahib Shihab! The feel here is as lyrical and laidback as some of Art's other work from the time, but the presence of Sahib on soprano and baritone brings a good sense of feeling to the record – one that almost sharper than usual for a Farmer session, and which seems to push the trumpeter more strongly than usual on the upbeat numbers. An added plus is the rhythm section – which features Kenny Drew on piano, Mads Vinding on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums – all players who had plenty of time together on the Copehagen scene, and who work in an equally cohesive way here. Titles include "Arrival", "Blue Wail", "Context", "Back Door Beauty", and "Passport". CD
(Out of print, pre-barcode pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank Foster & The Loud MinorityManhattan Fever (Denon) ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A real 70s stormer from Frank Foster – recorded with the Loud Minority ensemble used for the Mainstream album of the same name, done in a style that's a bit more straight ahead, yet still plenty darn soulful! Frank's hanging here between the two sides of his career – working in a larger band mode at one level, yet also scoring some charts that are a lot hipper than anything the Basie generation might have imagined! The rhythm section on the set features Mickey Tucker on piano, Earl May on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – augmented by a bit of extra percussion and guitar from time to time, in a way that really makes the tunes skip along nicely. Frank himself is on both soprano and tenor sax – sounding great on the album's title remake of his "Manhattan Fever" – and also stretching out on longer tunes that include Ronnie Matthews' great "Marie Jean", and Frank's originals "Thruway Traffic" and "Four Five Six". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi. Obi has a small rip and a wrinkle, and cover has a small bump in one corner.)

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Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99 19.99
Later genius from Dexter Gordon – an album recorded upon his return to the US in 1976, and done in a style that breaks the bounds of some of his sessions in Europe! Gordon seems to take new life in the recording – moving past the simple role of main soloist on familiar tunes, and stepping into a much more strongly group-minded leader – one who grooves easily with the piano of George Cables, bass of Rufus Reid, and drums of Eddie Gladden – in a session that's overflowing with soulful invention. Even older tunes take on a new spark of life in these arrangements – and Gordon's phrasing has this "bite" that comes through beautifully, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Tanya", "I Told You So", "LTD", "Moment's Notice", and "As Time Goes By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, with obi and insert.)
Also available Manhattan Symphonie (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... $6.99
Later genius from Dexter Gordon – an album recorded upon his return to the US in 1976, and done in a style that breaks the bounds of some of his sessions in Europe! Gordon seems to take new life in the recording – moving past the simple role of main soloist on familiar tunes, and stepping into a much more strongly group-minded leader – one who grooves easily with the piano of George Cables, bass of Rufus Reid, and drums of Eddie Gladden – in a session that's overflowing with soulful invention. Even older tunes take on a new spark of life in these arrangements – and Gordon's phrasing has this "bite" that comes through beautifully, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Tanya", "I Told You So", "LTD", "Moment's Notice", and "As Time Goes By". Plus, CD features 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks – "Ruby My Dear" and "Secret Love". CD
(Out of print, disc is Copy Protected.)
Also available Manhattan Symphonie ... LP 11.99

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Illinois Jacquet & Flip PhillipsMayhem In Manhattan ... CD
Giant Step (UK), 1947. Used ... $5.99
The full tenor battle from a legendary Jazz At The Philharmonic show in September of 1947 – one that featured Illinois Jacquet and Flip Phillips locking horns over a set of really extended tracks! The two tenorists are clearly the stars of the show from the space they get here, but the other players are great too – and include Howard McGhee on trumpet, Bill Harris on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – all rolling out in long spontaneous tunes that show that the JATP sessions could really cook when they wanted to! Titles include "Perdido", "Mordido", "I Surrender Dear", and "Endido". CD

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LandscapeLandscape/Manhattan Boogie Woogie ... CD
Cherry Pop (UK), 1979/1982. Used ... $11.99 14.99
Computer grooves and synth pop from Landscape – 1979's Landscape and 1982's Manhattan Boogie Woogie – together on CD! Landscape were pretty early in the wave of the l forward looking synth pop – especially on this late 70s set, which was way ahead of the pack with an instrumental groove that's too catchy to fall into the experimental camp, and they actually work in some spacey jazz sounds when they get the horns going! Titles include "Japan", "Neddy Sindrum", "Gotham City", "Many's The Time", "Wandsworth Plain" and more. Manhattan Boogie-Woogie has more of a pop sound than the earlier self-titled set, which mixed electronic sparkle with jazzy sounds, with slick electro pop and vocals, still with some clever bits of horns, synths and unexpected touches. Titles include "One Rule For The Rich", "The Long Way Home", "Bad Times", "Manhattan Boogie-Woogie", "Eastern Girls", and "When You Leave Your Lover". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Big Jay McNeelyBig Jay McNeely Recorded Live At Cisco's – Manhattan Beach, CA ... CD
Warner/Collectables, 1963. Used ... $11.99
A really burning live set from tenor giant Big Jay McNeely – a rare chance to hear this 50s jukebox legend doing his thing in a spontaneous setting! The set features Jay's tight combo working before a very appreciative crowd – clearly a bunch of youngsters there to let loose and do their thing, while McNeely blows hard and soulfully on the tenor sax, and gets some great support from organist Fred Thompson and the rest of the group. The sound's surprisingly raw – especially given that the album was issued by Warner Brothers in the 60s (during a time when they were briefly pinching R&B players from the indie scene) – and the record is an essential partner to Big Jay's better-known earlier work on King! Titles include "Deacon's Hop", "Sunset", "Cisco's", "Big Jay's Count", "Big Boy", "Big Jay's Shuffle", "Further On Up The Road", and "Shake It Shake It Baby". CD
(2006 US pressing.)

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Eric ReedManhattan Melodies ... CD
Impulse, 1999. Used ... $1.99 2.99
Eric Reed on piano, Reginals Veal on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. CD

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Charlie Rouse, Benny Bailey, & OthersUpper Manhattan Jazz Society ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1981. Used ... $5.99 7.99
A great amalgamation of players – and a quintet with powers far beyond their hokey name! The group's working in a polished approach to post-bop – a bit like styles heard on some of the Timeless and Steeplechase sessions of the late 70s, but with a more directive approach that really pushes the strong tunes on the set. The quintet features Charlie Rouse on tenor, Benny Bailey on trumpet, Albert Dailey on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Keith Copeland on drums – all working their way through longish tunes by composers that include John Hicks and Fritz Pauer, as well as Rouse and Dailey. The album features a beautiful take on Hicks' great tune "Naima's Love Song", plus the tracks "After The Morning", "Spelunke", "Lil Sherry", and "Mr McGhee". CD
(1992 Enja pressing.)

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✨✧ Mary StallingsManhattan Moods ... CD
Concord, 1997. Used ... $4.99
With Monty Alexander on piano, Ben Wolfe on bass, and Clyde Lucas on drums – plus special guests Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica and vibes, and Dick Oatts on flute and soprano sax. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Disc has promo stamp.)

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Lee WileyNight In Manhattan With Lee Wiley ... CD
CBS, 1950. Used ... $4.99
A classic set from singer Lee Wiley – and proof that she was one of the best small group jazz vocalists of her time! The album's got a nice small combo swing mode – with players that include Bobby Hackett, Joe Buskin, and Stan Freeman – all backing Lee in a mellow set of familiar numbers, done in an easygoing sort of way. Titles include "Manhattan", "Street Of Dreams", "A Woman's Intuition", "Oh Look At Me Now", and "Soft Lights & Sweet Music". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great return to basics for Pieces Of A Dream – a set that's tightly jazzy, yet still filled with plenty of soul! The style's a great illustration of the smooth jazz roots the group first offered the world – a style that was really coming into its own at the time of this release, but which still sounded better in the hands of Pieces Of A Dream than just about anyone else! Eva Cassidy sings a bit on the record, but there's plenty of instrumentals – many with some very nicely focused tenor lines from Ron Kerber – just joining the group for this release, but already helping them get a new voice. Titles include "Magens Bay", "After Dark", "We're All Alone", "Bassik Instinct", "Lights Out", "Let's Get Smooth", and "Have A Little Faith". CD
(Sealed copy with a cutout through the case spine.)

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✨✧ Al HaigBlue Manhattan ... CD
Interplay/M&I (Japan), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Al Haig on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Frank Gant on drums. Tracks include "Impressions", "Nuages", "Un Poco Loco", "Footprints", and "Barcelona". CD
(2006 Japanese pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydManhattan Stories – Live At Judson Hall/Live At Slugs Saloon ... CD
Resonance, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Never-heard music from the great Charles Lloyd – two well-recorded live sets from the 60s, both with a very unusual group! The lineup has Lloyd on tenor, soprano, and flute, working with frequent partner Gabor Szabo on guitar – but the rest of the quartet also features Ron Carter on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums – two players who really have an open, laidback way of letting the music flow! All tracks are nice and long, and Lloyd is wonderfully expressive – maybe even more so than on his studio records from the period – with these long, soulful, spiritual solos that almost make us feel like he's picked up the torch from the recently-departed Eric Dolphy – especially in the way that Dolphy would spin things out in a live setting. The set features two versions of "Lady Gabor", both a bit different – plus the titles "How Can I Tell You", "Slug's Blues", "Sweet Georgia Bright", and "Dream Weaver". CD

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✨✧ David MurrayLive At The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club Volumes 1 & 2 ... CD
India Navigation, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice raw material from Murray's shaggy early days. The set's a batch of quartet tracks – with Lester Bowie, Fred Hopkins, and Phil Wilson joining Murray's tenor and soprano lead. Recorded at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, and packaged with some nice notes on the scene by Stanley Crouch. 6 numbers in all, including "Obe", "Nevada's Theme", "Bechet's Bounce","Let The Music Take You", "For Walter Norris" abd "Santa Barbara & Crenshaw Folies". CD
(Original 1989 CD pressing!)


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✨✧ VariousManhattan Doo Wop – Vol 1 ... CD
Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks the Harptones, Wheels, Monarchs, Crests, Jesters, Elchords, Chariots, Collegians, Keynotes, Five Crowns, Charmers, and Montereys – 25 tracks total. CD
(CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5/Kryptic KrewJazzy Sensation Remix (Bronx version, Manhattan version, inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ornette Coleman1961 – Harlem's Manhattan ... CD
Giants Of Jazz, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Scott La Faro and Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. CD

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✨✧ TyzikJammin' In Manhattan ... LP
Polydor, 1984. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cedar Walton with Dale BarlowManhattan After Hours ... CD
Challenge/Twinz, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Cedar Walton on piano, Dale Barlow on tenor saxophone, Billy Higgins on drums & Dave Williams on bass. CD

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✨✧ Lee WileyNight In Manhattan With Lee Wiley ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A classic set from singer Lee Wiley – and proof that she was one of the best small group jazz vocalists of her time! The album's got a nice small combo swing mode – with players that include Bobby Hackett, Joe Buskin, and Stan Freeman – all backing Lee in a mellow set of familiar numbers, done in an easygoing sort of way. Titles include "Manhattan", "Street Of Dreams", "A Woman's Intuition", "Oh Look At Me Now", and "Soft Lights & Sweet Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Babs GonzalesTales Of Manhattan – The Cool Philosophy Of Babs Gonzales ... CD
Jaro/Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever by the consummate jazz hipster – Babs Gonzales! Babs was part singer, part poet, and part philosophy – working in a jive-heavy style that was filled with inside jokes on the New York jazz scene of the postwar years – and peopled with odd characters from that scene, including musicians, hustlers, hookers, and small-time crooks. Babs speaks and sings on the set, backed by arrangements from Melba Liston, played by a small combo that includes Kenny Burrell, Peck Morrison, and Roy Haynes. The whole thing's great – one of the best blends of hipster jive and jazz ever – and titles include "Dem Resolution Liars", "The Hat Box Chicks", "Dem Jive New Yorkers", "The Squares", and "The Cool Cat's Philosophy". CD

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonManhattan Nocturne ... CD
Arabesque Jazz, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
Charles McPherson on alto saxophone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, Victor Lewis on drums, and Bobby Sanabria on percussion. CD

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✨✧ VariousManhattan Soul – Scepter, Wand & Musicor ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
60s soul treasures from a trio of New York labels reverered for so many great singles – Sceptor, Wand and Musicor – in a great collection from Kent UK! It's filled with group acts and solo stars, soaringly emotional cuts and rawer rumbling R&B, even some early strains of funk – and includes a number of previously unissued songs from the vault that are just as sweet as the regional hits of the time. The genuine love of the material that goes into these Kent and Ace compilations continues to impress! 24 tracks in all: "That's No Way To Treat A Girl" by Marie Night, "I Want A Guarantee" by Maxine Brown, "Stick By Me" by Ed Townsend, "Sweeping Your Dirt Under My Rag" by Ann Bailey, "Diamond Ring" by The Fabulous Dinos, "So Help Me Woman" by George Tindley, "Speed Up" by Betty Moore, "You Got It Baby" by The Toys, "Walking With Pride" by Dan & The Clean Cuts, "Ain't No Love Lost" by Patti Jo and more. CD
 
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ChipmunksChristmas With The Chipmunks Vol 2 ... CD
EMI/Manhattan, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
Some of THE greatest Christmas music of all time – and a record that really helped define the Holiday genre for the full length LP! At the time of the set, David Seville and his Chipmunks were almost just a one-off novelty act for 50s AM radio – but this album forever cemented their place in the musical history books – not to mention around the Christmas tree! The gimmick is simple, but effective – as Seville uses sped up tape to create the sound of singing cartcoony chipmunks – deconstructing Holiday tunes along the way with a variety of gags, tricks, and mischief. Seville himself plays host to the set, often getting in fights with Chipmunk Alvin – which is some of the biggest charm of the recordings. If you can take squeaky-voiced rodents as much as we do, you'll love the album's versions of "Deck The Halls", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Twelve Days Of Christmas", "O Christmas Tree", and "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas". CD

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Jack DeJohnetteMusic For The Fifth World ... CD
Manhattan, 1992. Used ... $7.99
With Michael Cain on piano, Will Calhoun on drums, Joan Henry on vocals, Lonnie Plaxico on bass, and John Scofield & Vernon Reid on guitars. CD
(Out of print.)

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Al DiMeolaTirami Su ... LP
Manhattan, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Kei Akagi on keyboards, Tommy Brechtlein on drums, Mino Cinelu on percussion, Anthony Jackson on bass guitar, Jose Renato on vocals, and Harvey Swartz on acoustic bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and is bent a bit at the corners.)

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Rob JungklasCloser To The Flame ... LP
Manhattan, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover is bent a bit at the corners.)

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✨✧ Lambert, Hendricks & RossSwingers! ... CD
World Pacific/EMI/Manhattan, 1958. Used ... $4.99
One of the rarest albums ever recorded by the hiply swinging vocal trio of Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, and Annie Ross – a live session from 1958, with backing by a group that includes Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, and Jim Hall. The feel here is really wonderful – a lot less hokey than on some of the group's Basie-oriented sides, with a style that's perhaps closest to their superb work on the album High Flying for Columbia. Tracks are angular, dynamic, and very swinging – with great lyrics by Hendricks, and titles that include "Four", "Airegin", "Little Niles", "Babe's Blues", "Now's The Time", and "Jackie". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Swingers! ... LP 19.99

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Lou RawlsPortrait Of The Blues ... Cassette
Manhattan, 1992. Used ... $2.99
Features Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Joe Lovano, and Houston Person – plus arrangements by Hank Crawford and Benny Golson. Cassette

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Sigue Sigue SputnikLove Missile F1-11/Hack Attack ... 7-inch
Manhattan, 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
Produced by Giorgio Moroder! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue band variant sleeve, with light wear.)

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✨✧ Natalie ColeEverlasting (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Manhattan/WEA (Japan), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(1991 Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Tania MariaMade In New York ... LP
Manhattan, 1985. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from Tania Maria – an 80s set that balances all those new innovations she'd unlocked at Concord Records earlier in the decade with a growing sense of soul that really comes through in the music! Tania's still got that wonderfully jazz-based way of singing – but the set has her also embracing some soulful currents that are helped a bit by the participation of Deodato on the session – another Brazilian artist who was leaving his impact on American soul at the time. The result is a gem that really helped America embrace Tania's music at the time – with titles that include "Don't Go", "E Carnival", "My Space", "I Do I Love You", "Together", "Walking In The Rain", "Forock", and "Made In New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bernard WrightMr Wright ... LP
Manhattan, 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
By the mid 80s, Bernard Wright had dropped some of his jazz funk sound, and moved towards more of a smoother R&B sound – although the mix proved out to work surprisingly well, and has made this album a bit of a classic in the 80s groove mode. Includes the cut "Who Do You Love", which is still quite popular here in Chicago, plus "Too Damn Hot", "Killin' Me", "Yo Nard", and "Love You So". Lenny White and Marcus Miller produced. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and some yellowing from age.)

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✨✧ Grace JonesInside Story ... CD
Manhattan (UK), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pet Shop BoysAlways On My Mind (julian mendelsohn 12" dance version, phil harding 12" version) ... 12-inch
EMI/Manhattan, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Sigue Sigue SputnikMassive Retaliation (super massive uk remix, massive edit, shut up dub remix)/Teenage Thunder ... 12-inch
Manhattan, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Manhattan sleeve, with light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Natalie ColeJump Start (extended remix, dub, radio edit)/More Than The Stars ... 12-inch
Manhattan, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Remigio DucrosTempo Di Naja ... LP
Manhattan/BTF (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest 70s albums from Italian sound library maestro Remigio Ducros – a set of keyboard-heavy instrumentals that really runs the gamut, and which is pretty darn groovy throughout! There's a jazzy style to most of the record – not straight jazz, but maybe use of keyboards in the way you'd hear from Deodato during the period – which means that the keys and rhythms are sometimes full-on, sometimes a bit more playful – often graced in both influences from Brazilian music and the world of Italian cinema. Titles include "Allegro Plotone", "Sgambata", "Marcia Longa", "Montagna", "Scherzi Pesanti", "Liberta Uscita", and "Discoteca". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clifford BrownJazz Immortal ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Manhattan, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Russ Freeman on piano – and Jack Montrose arranged the set. Titles include "Tiny Capers", "Bones For Jones", "Joy Spring", "Finders Keepers", and "Daahoud". CD
Also available Jazz Immortal (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Holly ColeDon't Smoke In Bed ... CD
Manhattan, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Robert PalmerHeavy Nova ... CD
EMI/Manhattan, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever ... LP
RSO, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics with new original material! Obviously, the Bee Gees cover placement make them big stars of the record – but the set's also got some great early disco gems – like "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang, "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, "KJEE" by MFSB, "Calypso Breakdown" by Ralph MacDonald, "Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman, "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. The Bee Gees reinvent themselves from the early days – and sing "Stayin Alive", "How Deep Is Your Love", "More Than A Woman", "Jive Talkin", "You Should Be Dancin", and "Night Fever" – and the set also features a few instrumentals by David Shire – "Manhattan Skyline", "Night On Disco Mountain" and "Salsation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover is still in the original shrink with hype stickers.)

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Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever – The Original Movie Soundtrack ... CD
Polydor, 1978. Used ... $3.99
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics with new original material! Obviously, the Bee Gees cover placement make them big stars of the record – but the set's also got some great early disco gems – like "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang, "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, "KJEE" by MFSB, "Calypso Breakdown" by Ralph MacDonald, "Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman, "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. The Bee Gees reinvent themselves from the early days – and sing "Stayin Alive", "How Deep Is Your Love", "More Than A Woman", "Jive Talkin", "You Should Be Dancin", and "Night Fever" – and the set also features a few instrumentals by David Shire – "Manhattan Skyline", "Night On Disco Mountain" and "Salsation". CD
(BMG direct pressing.)

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Don CherrySymphony For Improvisers (non RVG remaster) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $9.99 12.99
One of the first truly important records from Don Cherry as a leader – and an amazingly well-crafted session that brings together ideas from his early years with Ornette, and expands them with some of the freedoms he was learning from the European scene! The record boasts a format and lineup that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time – 2 side-long "suite" tracks, performed by a group that features Cherry on cornet, Pharoah Sanders on tenor and piccolo, Karl Berger on vibes and piano, Gato Barbieri on tenor, Ed Blackwell on drums, and both Jean-Francois Jenny- Clark and Henry Grimes on bass! There's a fair bit of room for creative improvising on the session, but the overall album's a bit more structured than contemporary free jazz outings – and clearly shows the mark of Cherry's interpolation of styles at the time. Two long suites are entitled "Symphony For Improvisers" and "Manhattan Cry" – with shorter passages that include "Nu Creative Love", "Infant Happiness", "Manhattan Cry", and "Lunatic". CD
(1994 Connoisseur pressing.)

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Giacomo Dell'OrsoA Me Stesso Con Simpatia (with download) ... LP
Interbeat/Cinedelic (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
A sweet 70s sound library session from the tiny Interbeat label – and one that does a great job of mixing up jazz, bossa, and maybe a bit of proggish keyboards too! The sound is relatively stripped-down – mostly jazzy rhythms and keyboards, served up in a variety of really cool tunes – and sometimes messed up a bit in the production, with subtle use of echo and reverb that trip things out, but in a very gentle way! There's a bit of tenor or flute at times, too – and the groove runs from hard and funky, to cool and breezy – on tracks that include "Hippy Piu Che Mai", "Sambatico", "Un Italiano A Manhattan", "Ciao Carioca", "Dolce Emma", "Valzer Souvanir", "Balla Hermosa", and "Ieri Sera A Rio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 600 copies, includes download!)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBethlehem Years Vol 1 (aka Historically Speaking) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Sealed ... $7.99
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a slightly older-styled mode. Much of the material is from the earlier songbook of the orchestra – but it's done here with some slight modern touches that show the 50s impulses of the group firmly in place. Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone sax – and titles include "Midriff", "Ko Ko", "Lonesome Lullaby", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", "Jack The Bear", "Stompy Jones", and "Creole Love Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue, still sealed with a small sticker spot.)

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Duke EllingtonHistorically Speaking (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a slightly older-styled mode. Much of the material is from the earlier songbook of the orchestra – but it's done here with some slight modern touches that show the 50s impulses of the group firmly in place. Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone sax – and titles include "Midriff", "Ko Ko", "Lonesome Lullaby", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", "Jack The Bear", "Stompy Jones", and "Creole Love Call". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art FarmerSomething To Live For (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary, 1987. Used ... $8.99
An unexpected treasure – like so many of Art Farmer's later albums! The record is ostensibly a tribute to the music of Billy Strayhorn – which might make us expect some soporific Ellington cliches – but the session's really just a small group one, played by Art with a quintet that includes Clifford Jordan, James Williams, Rufus Reid, and Marvin Smitty Smith – all coming together in a fluidly soulful style that's really great. Farmer's work on flugelhorn seems even more inventive than ever – and titles include "Bloodcount", "Johnny Come Lately", "Isfahan", "Raincheck", and "Upper Manhattan Medical Group". CD features a bonus track – "Daydream". CD

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Clare FischerWaltz ... CD
Discovery, 1969. Used ... $9.99
A pretty darn nice CD – one that compiles tracks recorded by Fischer's big band in 1969, and which we almost passed up because of a silly-looking cover! The CD appears to include most of the material that appeared on Fischer's album Thesaurus for Atlantic, plus a wealth of additional tunes cut at the same time, with similar players – making for 15 tracks in all that perfectly capture his spacious approach to the material, and strong sense of a groove. Personnel includes Gary Foster, Bud Shank, Warne Marsh, Larry Bunker, Conte Candoli, James Zito, and Buddy Childers – and Fischer himself plays organ, acoustic piano, and a bit of electric piano as well! Titles include "One", "Waltz", "Miles Behind", "This Is Always", "Thiers' Tears", "Liz Anne", "Calamus", "In Memoriam", "Bitter Leaf", and "Upper Manhattan Medical Group". CD
(Out of print.)

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HarlotsRefuse To Be Misused (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 26.99
The fantastic lost legacy of The Harlots Of 42nd Street – a cross-dressing group who were Manhattan contemporaries of the New York Dolls, but who never got their best shot at fame! If anything, the group's lyrics are grittier than the Dolls – more in the streetwise/street scene mode of early solo Lou Reed, with plenty of tales from the gutter on up – and although their sound may be a little less punkish, their overall approach is still nice and raw, and completely unique! The group only issued one single back in the day, and this set is the first full-length document of their music – with titles that include "S&M", "Refuse To Be Misused", "Cool Dude & Foxy Lady", "Mother Nature", "Polyethylena Purebred", "Spray Paint Bandit", and "Double Bubble Bustin Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal Live In Paris 1971 – The Lost ORTF Recordings ... LP
INA/Transversales Disques (France), 1971. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
A tremendous live performance from Ahmad Jamal – one that has the piano genius stretching out on some very long tracks, in a spirit that's similar to the magic he brought to his early 70s records for the Impulse label! As on those, Jamal here also plays a bit of Fender Rhodes – in the company of drummer Frank Gant and bassist Jami Nasser – both players whose sense of open flow really matches Ahmad's energy on the piano – as the tracks take off, open up, and sparkle with creative imagination throughout! The whole thing is a key addition to the small catalog of records from this moment – which include Outertimeinnerspace and Awakening – and titles include long takes on "Bogota", "Effendi", and "Manhattan Reflections". LP, Vinyl record album

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MFSBMysteries Of The World ... LP
TSOP/Be With (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
A killer album from the Philly funky studio combo MFSB – a set from the start of the 80s, and one that really has the group going for a new direction forward – even though they were such an inspirational act for many back in the previous decade! Gone are the string-heavy disco arrangements of earlier years, and in their place are some excellent jazz funk grooves – mostly penned by Dexter Wansel, who produced a good bit of the album with a similar style to his best space funk records of the late 70s! A few cuts feature vocals, but the best bits are instrumental – and have some excellent keyboards, great guitar, and plenty of fresh jazzy playing – on tracks that include "Fortune Teller", "Manhattan Skyline", "Mysteries Of The World", "Metamorphosis", and "In The Shadow". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joshua RedmanWhere Are We ... CD
Blue Note, 2023. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first-ever album from Joshua Redman to feature vocals, yet a set that also has plenty of his own great tenor sax as well – all set up in a very unusual format wrapped around different scenes and cities in the US! The record's a bit of a statement on the America of the 21st Century, as even older songs are transformed in the setting, and mixed with some especially nice originals by the group – delivered by a lineup that features Gabrielle Cavassa on vocals, Aaron Parks on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. The album also features guest work from Joel Ross on vibes, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Peter Bernstein on guitars, and Nicholas Payton on trumpets – and titles include "After Minneapolis", "Chicago Blues", "Manhattan", "That's New England", "Alabama", "Where Are You", and "My Heart In San Francisco". CD
(Sticker over barcode, back cover has a light crease.)
Also available Where Are We ... LP 36.99

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Joshua RedmanWhere Are We ... LP
Blue Note, 2023. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99 39.99
The first-ever album from Joshua Redman to feature vocals, yet a set that also has plenty of his own great tenor sax as well – all set up in a very unusual format wrapped around different scenes and cities in the US! The record's a bit of a statement on the America of the 21st Century, as even older songs are transformed in the setting, and mixed with some especially nice originals by the group – delivered by a lineup that features Gabrielle Cavassa on vocals, Aaron Parks on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. The album also features guest work from Joel Ross on vibes, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Peter Bernstein on guitars, and Nicholas Payton on trumpets – and titles include "After Minneapolis", "Chicago Blues", "Manhattan", "That's New England", "Alabama", "Where Are You", and "My Heart In San Francisco". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins & The Big Brass ... LP
Metrojazz, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99 24.99
A strange one, and from this perspective, it seems like a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements. Oddly, though, the idea works, and works nicely – as Rollins' edgey solos cut through the heavy arrangements with ease, creating some angular counterpoint and a tight little space to make his own sound. The group was conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and the flipside of the album features Rollins playing in a small trio with the great Henry Grimes on bass (who also played with Rollins on some of his best sessions from the time!) Titles include "Manhattan", "If You Were The Only Gil In the World", "Who Cares?", and "Far Out East". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine held by clear tape, light wear, and aging.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Brass/Sonny Rollins Trio ... LP
Verve, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Quite an unusual record for Sonny Rollins – but a great one too! At first glance the concept is a strange one – almost a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements – but oddly, the idea works, and works nicely – as Rollins' edgey solos cut through the heavy arrangements with ease, creating some angular counterpoint and a tight little space to make his own sound. The group was conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and the flipside of the album features Rollins playing in a small trio with the great Henry Grimes on bass (who also played with Rollins on some of his best sessions from the time!) and Charles Wright on drums. Titles include "Manhattan", "If You Were The Only Girl In the World", "Who Cares?", and "Far Out East". Originally issued on MGM/Metro – but this is the Verve pressing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese stereo Polydor pressing – UMV 2555, with insert. Cover has a thin cutout notch.)

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George Shearing & Mel TormeEvening With George Shearing & Mel Torme ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... $0.99 1.99
Mel Torme accompanied by George Shearing on piano, and Brian Torff on bass. Tracks include "Born To Be Blue", "Manhattan Hoedown", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Give Me The Simple Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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Archie SheppSplashes – Tribute To Wilbur Little ... CD
L+R Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
An overlooked gem in the career of tenorist Archie Shepp – one of those fantastically soulful European recordings that sometimes get missed, given that Shepp was recording so much and in so many ways overseas during these later years! The style here is a wonderful distillation of the modes he was exploring in his post-Impulse years – a small group rendition of the spiritual ideas of that earlier moment, but refined with more of a focus on Shepp's tremendous tone on tenor – even more maturely expressive here than before, at a level that makes us really love this period more and more as the years go on! The group features Horace Parlan on piano, Clifford Jarvis on drums, and Harry Emmery on bass – the last of whom does a wonderful job of filling the space left empty by Wilbur Little, with round tones that echo the soulfulness of Archie's tenor, and really live up to the tribute promised in the title. Tunes include a really wonderful reading of "Steam" – plus "Arrival", "Manhattan", and "Reflexions". CD

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Sir Lord BaltimoreSir Lord Baltimore ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
Forget any sort of royalist idea you might have about the "sir" in these guys' name – as the group's from Brooklyn, and they're a searing hard rock group from the start of the 70s – one who did some heavy work touring with Black Sabbath at the start of the 70s, then cut this great second album for Mercury shortly after! The group is a quartet here, which makes for an even heavier sound than their trio album – and the whole thing is one of those lost gems from a group who got a great shot in the studio from a big label – who then let the record languish, as they never knew how to promote it! Titles include "Man From Manhattan" plus "Where Are We Going", "Chicago Lives", "Loe And Behold", "Woman Tamer" and "Caesar LXXI". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a bumped corner, ring & edge wear, and light aging.)

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Village PeopleGo West ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Very Good ... $7.99
The only "west" these guys have gone is the West Village – the home of their aesthetic, and a post-Stonewall playground that was getting very firmly noticed by the mainstream by this point! The album's their last big one for Casablanca – and features arrangements from Horace Ott, who gives the record a surprisingly soulful core in the grooves – something that's also enforced by the production at the New York branch of Sigma Sound! Titles include the massive hit "In The Navy", plus the tracks "Go West", "Citizens Of The World", "I Wanna Shake Your Hand", "Manhattan Woman", and "Get Away Holiday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including obi & insert!)

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✨✧ Bob Brookmeyer & Tom HarrellShadow Box ... CD
Choice (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful pairing of horns – the compressed trombone and trumpet sounds of Bob Brookmeyer and Tom Harrell – coming together here in a record that's one of the real standouts from Brookmeyer's 70s years, and a key demonstration of the young powers that would really make Harrell shine in later decades! The players have a way of blowing that's almost a great 70s update of 50s modern modes – a clear thought to the way they'd work together, but with a more fluid, soulful energy too. Rhythm is just the right kind of easygoing to make the whole thing gell wonderfully – and titles include "Shadow Box", "Marchons", "On A Theme Of Debussy", "Water's Edge", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", and "Passages". CD
(Out of print and sealed with a hole through the shrinkwrap.)

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✨✧ Curtis FullerBlues-Ette 2 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Savoy (Japan), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long overdue follow-up to Curtis Fuller's first Blues-Ette session for Savoy – one that was recorded 34 years after the original! The passage of time hasn't dampened the genius of the players, though – as Fuller's still tremendously in charge of his talents here, and is working with the equally great Benny Golson – whose sound has only gotten deeper in the maturing years since the original Savoy session. The rest of the original group is represented by Tommy Flanagan on piano and Al Harewood on drums – with only new bassist Ray Drummond coming in to replace Jimmy Garrison from the original date. Tunes here all have that wonderful Fuller/Golson crackle – an approach to hardbop that features tight leads that really hook us into the tunes, then break off into well-crafted solos with a lot of feeling. Titles include "Capt Kid", "Is It All A Game", "Sis", "Blues-Ette 93", "Along Came Betty", and "Manhattan Serenade". CD

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✨✧ Kenyon HopkinsRooms In New York (Rooms/The Sound Of New York) ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 50s jazzy recordings from Kenyon Hopkins – best known as a soundtrack composer, working some magic on the Rooms and Sound Of New York LPs – on a single CD! Rooms is one of those groovy late 50s pre-concept albums, with 10 pieces put together to portray moods via jazzy backing of trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, bass, piano and percussion, conducted by Hopkins. Titles include "Alone", "Dreams", Escape", "Going", "Panic", "Daydream" and "The End". The Sound Of New York (A Music-Sound Portrait) is a whimsical kind of day-in-the-life, idealized and totally fun musical portrait of the Big Apple, with originals "The Sound Of New York", "East Side, West Side", "Coney Island Visit" and more with adaptations of New York themed material by Rodgers & Hart ("Manhattan"), Billy Strayhorn ("Take The 'A' Train)" and more, with groovy vocal sound bites. 22 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniLo Scopone Scientifico ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly sensitive soundtrack from Piero Piccioni – especially given that it was done for an early 70s comedy that starred the great Alberto Sordi! The style here is maybe more in that early 60s Italian style of composers like Carlo Rustichelli and Nino Rota – light, lovely melodies that step out from larger but still-light strings – with a gentle sense of whimsy, in a way that never goes too far over the top! Solo instruments include alto sax, accordion, and piano – all used in mighty nice ways – on titles that include "Cocktails From Manhattan", "Roma Amara", "Lunga Storia D'Amore", "Swinging Waltz", "Tango Scopone", and "Gioco Di Carte". CD

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✨✧ Caetano VelosoForeign Sound ... CD
Nonesuch, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album for Caetano Veloso – a full set of tracks sung in English, as beautifully done as we ever could have hoped! The arrangements are really fresh – in a style that makes the album far more than just a set of standards – and instead gives it the edgey approach of some of Caetano's best recent work. The set was co-produced by Jacques Morelenbaum, and has a range of instrumental approaches that shifts to fit the mood of each new track – and given that the work on the set runs from tunes by Cole Porter to Nat King Cole, Nirvana, David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Dylan – you can imagine the changing moods at work! Titles include "So In Love", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Diana", "Manhattan", "Nothing But Flowers", "Cry Me A River", "Nature Boy", "Jamaica Farewell", "If It's Magic", "Detached", "Blue Skies", and "Something Good". Loads of tracks, too – 22 in all – and packaged beautifully! CD
(Tray card has a crease.)

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✨✧ WallensteinBlitzkrieg ... CD
Ohr/Pilz (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A blitzkrieg of sound from Wallenstein – a group who were definitely one of the more hard-hitting acts in the Krautrock generation – graced with a sound that comes on strong right away, then really spins out in this soaring blend of keyboards and guitars! Lead singer Jurgen Dollase also plays some sweet mellotron on the record, in addition to other keys – and he often lets his instruments do a lot more than the vocals, as the tracks spread out with all sorts of wonderful room for solo space! While other German groups of this scene seem to build slowly, sometimes even softly, Wallenstein come on with more of the energy of UK or Italian proggers – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Lunetic", "Audiences", "Manhattan Project", and "The Theme". CD

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✨✧ VariousSpirits – Whynot Jazz Archives ... CD
Why Not/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great overview of a really fantastic label for jazz and avant garde material in the late 70s – the Japanese-only Why Not imprint, which was briefly a great home for some of the best work by key American players from both the AACM and the loft jazz generation! The label only issued a small amount of albums, most of which never saw release in the US – records that provided a key bridge for important artists in the years between earlier material for labels like Demark or Strata East, and some of the new wave of jazz recordings that would take place in Europe during the 80s. The quality level here is top-shelf all the way – and the tracks are some of the best by these artists from the period – a selection of 16 titles that include "To Yaisa & Wanda With Luv" by Donald Smith, "Ted Tempo" by Ted Curson, "Re-Entry" by Charles Sullivan, "Pepe's Samba" by Chico Freeman, "Mode For Trane" by Joe Lee Wilson, "Triangle" by Joe Bonner, "Gratitude" by Don Pullen, "On Green Dolphin Street" by Manhattan Graffiti Four, "Raindrops" by Andrew Cyrille, "Tell Us Only The Beautiful Things" by Walt Dickerson, "The Black Cat" by Monty Waters, and "Invitation" by Sonny Fortune. CD

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✨✧ Don CherrySymphony For Improvisers ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the first truly important records from Don Cherry as a leader – and an amazingly well-crafted session that brings together ideas from his early years with Ornette, and expands them with some of the freedoms he was learning from the European scene! The record boasts a format and lineup that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time – 2 side-long "suite" tracks, performed by a group that features Cherry on cornet, Pharoah Sanders on tenor and piccolo, Karl Berger on vibes and piano, Gato Barbieri on tenor, Ed Blackwell on drums, and both Jean-Francois Jenny- Clark and Henry Grimes on bass! There's a fair bit of room for creative improvising on the session, but the overall album's a bit more structured than contemporary free jazz outings – and clearly shows the mark of Cherry's interpolation of styles at the time. Two long suites are entitled "Symphony For Improvisers" and "Manhattan Cry" – with shorter passages that include "Nu Creative Love", "Infant Happiness", "Manhattan Cry", and "Lunatic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice New York stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp! Back cover has a small mark from an old sticker, but front looks great.)
Also available Symphony For Improvisers (non RVG remaster) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Chilly GonzalesVery Chilly Christmas ... CD
Fontana, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly straightforward Christmas album from Chilly Gonzales – one that features spare piano on most of the tracks, usually handled with this really moody vibe that really gets the complicated spirit of the holiday right! It's as if Chilly knows that the season can be as sad for some folks as it is happy for others – so he created a special record that opens up more melancholy elements in familiar classics, while mixing things with a few original numbers that really fit the mood. There are a few vocal moments – thanks to Jarvis Cocker and Feist – and titles include "The Bannister Bough", "Jingle Bells", "All I Want For Christmas Is You", "Snow Is Falling In Manhattan", "Come All Ye Faithful", "We Three Kings", "In The Bleak Midwinter", and "Last Christmas". CD

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✨✧ Joe HendersonLush Life – The Music Of Billy Strayhorn ... CD
Verve, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Joe Henderson's later years – a completely sublime take on the music of Billy Strayhorn, and a wonderful demonstration of Henderson's mature talents on the tenor! There's a fantastic balance here between darkness and light, grit and clarity, heard in Joe's very first notes on the set – and holding on strong through some of the bolder moments in the set – with work by a shifting lineup, from solo to quintet, that features Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Stephen Scott on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. Yet although Marsalis might be a draw for some folks, we really love it best when Henderson gets to do his own thing – stretching out in these marvelous laidback solos that are heavy on those rich tones he developed in his early years, yet turned towards Strayhorn's brilliant ear for space between the sounds. Titles include "Blood Count", "Isfahan", "Rain Check", "Lotus Blossom", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", and "Upper Manhattan Medical Group". CD
(Tray card has a crease.)

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✨✧ Kenyon Hopkins/Creed TaylorSound Of New York – A Music Sound Portrait ... LP
ABC, 1959. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
! whimsical kind of day-in-the-life, idealized and totally fun musical portrait of the Big Apple, with originals "The Sound Of New York", "East Side, West Side", "Coney Island Visit" and more with adaptations of New York themed material by Rodgers & Hart ("Manhattan"), Billy Strayhorn ("Take The 'A' Train)" and more, with groovy vocal sound bites too! Players include Phil Woods on alto, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Mundell Lowe on guitar, and Osie Johnson on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with deep groove – comes in a great gatefold cover with inside book!)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalFreeflight ... LP
Impulse, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work by Jamal – and one of his first albums to feature electric piano! The mode of the tracks is in that "stretching out" style he was using as the 60s came to a close – a bit inspired by McCoy Tyner, but more an exploration of the lyricism of his earlier work, set to the new freedoms of the jazz record style of the time. The group features Jamal's regulars Jamil Nasser on bass and Frank Gant on drums – and Ahmad plays both electric and acoustic piano on the album. Tracks include "Dolphin Dance", "Effendi", "Manhattan Reflections", and "Poinciana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Back cover has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeSongs Of New York ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Mel's best non-Bethlehem albums, and a record that's as much a loving tribute to New York as any you'll ever buy! Kind of funny, too, because in Mel's California Suite, there's all this stuff about how lousy New York is – but by the time of this early 60s recording, Mel's clearly repented, and he's doing a wonderful job with material like "Let Me Off Uptown", "Autumn In New York", "New York, New York", "Manhattan", and one of the greatest versions of "Sunday In New York" you'll ever hear! Great arrangements, too – with a nice touch of jazz! CD
(1983 pressing.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeSunday In New York & Other Songs About New York ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite-ever albums from Mel Torme – a set that sparkles with the same smooth swing as his best late 50s dates for Bethlehem records! Like those sets, this one features Torme's voice really taking off over some tight jazzy charts – arranged by Johnny Williams, Shorty Rogers, and Dick Hazard – all in styles close to those used previously by Marty Paich. But almost even better is the New York theme of the record – surprising, given the anti-NYC vibe of Torme's classic "California Suite" – but perfect, too, as it really ties the whole thing together wonderfully – creating this beautiful picture of the Big Apple in the postwar years. Titles include the greatest version of "Sunday In New York" you'll ever hear – plus "Let Me Off Uptown", "Autumn In New York", "New York New York", "Manhattan", and "My Time Of Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has a tiny cutout hole and corner bump, but looks great!)

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✨✧ VariousChiaroscuro Christmas ... CD
Chiaroscuro, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Earl Hines, Dick Wellstood And The Friends Of Fats, The Bob Barnard Quartet, Mike Jones, The Flip Phillips Quartet Ralph Sutton & Jay McShann, Dave McKenna, Milt Hinton's Survivors, Roger Kellaway And The Duo, The Duo With George Young, Manhattan Jazz Quintet, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousChicago In The Twenties Vol 2 ... LP
Arcadia, Mid 20s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Withs elections by Elmer Kaiser & His Ballroom Orchestra, Super Syncopators, Charley Straight & His Orchestra, Husk O'Hare & His Footwarmers, Midnight Serenaders, Bill Haid & His Cubs, and the Manhattan Entertainers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue.)

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✨✧ VariousMaking Choices – Evolutions In Jazz 1920 to 1960 ... CD
Museum Music, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An interesting collection of groundbreaking work in jazz during the mid century – not so modernist now, but important tracks that are the sort that your dad would like collected together on one CD so that he can impress his friends with his knowledge of trends in jazz. Titles include "Tea For Two" by Art Tatum, "Sweet Safronia" by Slim Gaillard, "Creole Love Call" by Duke Ellington, "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck, "The Sphinx" by Ornette Coleman, "Blues Montage" by Langston Hughes, "Romance Without Finance" by Tiny Grimes, "Manhattan Fable" by Babs Gonzales, "Lover Man" by Billie Holiday, and "Ko Ko" by Charlie Parker. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cisco BradleyWilliamsburg Avant Garde – Experimental Music & Sound On The Brooklyn Waterfront ... Book
Duke University Press, 2023. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The music scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is one that's had an undeniable impact on cultural activity in recent decades – yet it's also one of those scenes that initially happened without most folks taking place – that is, it was a real artist and musician's scene, and not the kind that was easily open to outsiders until many years later! In this really well-done book, Cisco Bradley (who also gave us a great volume on William Parker) digs deep into the earliest days of the Williamsburg scene – that late 80s moment when Manhattan and other spots had become too expensive for the truly creative – and the other side of the East River emerged as a great place to move, live, and continue to make music. Bradley really gets at the criss-crossing elements of the scene at the time – and follows it well into the 21st Century, to a time when the changing real estate market in Brooklyn, and subsequent zoning changes, started to give Williamsburg the same creative fate as Soho, the East Village, and other important New York scenes in previous decades. Different initial chapters look at key spaces as forces – warehouses and lofts, clubs and galleries, and even pirate radio – and later chapters look at the larger forces causing change in the 21st Century. A really hefty book, as well-researched as it is well-written – 388 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book
 
 
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