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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAlone Together – The Best Of The Mercury Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Includes 27 tracks and features Kenny Dorham, Booker Little, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins, the Boston Percussion Ensemble, Abbey Lincoln, and more! CD

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Japanese Phonogram pressing – EXPR-1031)
Also available At Basin Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision! Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus tracks – including alternates of some tunes on the record, and a few breakdowns. CD
(1990 pressing with 4 bonus tracks.)
Also available At Basin Street ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach ... CD
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. Titles include classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "The Blues Walk", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". CD
(Out of print, early CD pressing – made in Japan.)

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachStudy In Brown ... CD
EmArcy, 1955. Used ... $3.99
A study in brown, and a study in hardbop too – a seminal album of 50s jazz that forever went on to set the tone for the music! The album was one of a few that trumpeter Clifford Brown cut as his star was strongly rising, before a tragic early accident took his life – and it's a masterpiece of bop modernism, done with the co-leadership of drummer Max Roach – with an equally well-matched group that includes Harold Land on tenor, George Morrow on bass, and Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano. Tracks are short, and played with great boppish fire and fury – virtually the blueprint for the hardbop sound of the 50s, and one of the strongest expressions from this important, but short-lived group. Titles include "Gerkin For Perkin", "Sandu", "Jacqui", "Swingin", and the great "Land's End". CD

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachStudy In Brown ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A study in brown, and a study in hardbop too – a seminal album of 50s jazz that forever went on to set the tone for the music! The album was one of a few that trumpeter Clifford Brown cut as his star was strongly rising, before a tragic early accident took his life – and it's a masterpiece of bop modernism, done with the co-leadership of drummer Max Roach – with an equally well-matched group that includes Harold Land on tenor, George Morrow on bass, and Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano. Tracks are short, and played with great boppish fire and fury – virtually the blueprint for the hardbop sound of the 50s, and one of the strongest expressions from this important, but short-lived group. Titles include "Gerkin For Perkin", "Sandu", "Jacqui", "Swingin", and the great "Land's End". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing – 195J-10, with insert.)
Also available Study In Brown (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachStudy In Brown (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EmArcy/Verve, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
A study in brown, and a study in hardbop too – a seminal album of 50s jazz that forever went on to set the tone for the music! The album was one of a few that trumpeter Clifford Brown cut as his star was strongly rising, before a tragic early accident took his life – and it's a masterpiece of bop modernism, done with the co-leadership of drummer Max Roach – with an equally well-matched group that includes Harold Land on tenor, George Morrow on bass, and Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano. Tracks are short, and played with great boppish fire and fury – virtually the blueprint for the hardbop sound of the 50s, and one of the strongest expressions from this important, but short-lived group. Titles include "Gerkin For Perkin", "Sandu", "Jacqui", "Swingin", and the great "Land's End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Acoustic Sounds series! Heavy vinyl and gatefold cover!)
Also available Study In Brown ... LP 19.99

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Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Herb Geller, et alBest Coast Jazz ... LP
EmArcy, 1954. Very Good+ ... $99.99
Not west coast, but "best coast" jazz – a prime example of the way the Clifford Brown/Max Roach team helped to cook up the intensity of the LA scene of the 50s by infusing it with a bit of New York fire! The album takes off in the extended mode of Clifford's All Stars album – and like that one, features Max Roach on drums alongside a lineup of players that includes Herb Geller and Joe Maini on alto saxes, Walter Benton on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, and Curtis Counce on bass – all jamming together in really extended, side-long tracks that have plenty of space for creative solo work and free-flowing improvisation! The format's a very unusual one for the 50s – and a great side-stream to the better-known Brown/Roach albums – with the 2 long tracks "Coronado" and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has discoloration from age, some gloss peel and oxidation in front, and a vintage price sticker in back.)

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✨✧ JJ Johnson, Howard McGhee, Max Roach, & OthersTribute To Charlie Parker – From The Newport Jazz Festival ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A beautiful bit of hardbop that often gets overlooked because of the "leaderless" quality of the session. One batch of tracks on the record has Jackie McLean playing some beautiful rough interpretations of Bird on the standards "Old Folks" and "Embraceable You". The other batch was recorded live at Newport, and features Max Roach leading a sextet with JJ Johnson, Howard McGhee, Sonny Stitt, and Harold Mabern, on "Buzzy", "Now's The Time", and "Wee". The album's worth the price for the playing of Stitt and McLean alone – who both fall into the Parker-ish groove that they were once haunted with, but which here gives them a chance to show how individual they are. Nice stuff, and a record we almost passed by years ago. Don't make the same mistake. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove with 1s/1s stampers, including RCA inner sleeve. Cover has a split top with tape repair, light surface wear, aging.)

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Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, et alNewport Rebels ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A classic early 60s session for Candid Records – put together by a group that includes Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and a host of other musicians who were working here as "Newport Rebels" – by setting up the Jazz Artists Guild Festival as a protest against the increasingly commercialized Newport date! And for the record, the group definitely live up to their name – really shaking off the easier modes popularized at the Newport festival, and coming across with a style that's much more modern, firey, and righteous! Other artists include Abbey Lincoln on vocals, Booker Little on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eric Dolphy on saxophone, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone – and titles include a great rendition of "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do" – plus the originals "Cliff Walk" by Booker Little, "Mysterious Blues" by Mingus, and "Me & You" by members of the group. CD

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✨✧ Max RoachAward Winning Drummer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Time (Japan), 1959. Used ... $16.99
An obscure set from Max Roach – but right up there with his best work of the late 50s on Mercury and other labels! The album features the "award winning" drummer in a quintet with Booker Little on trumpet, Ray Draper on tuba, George Coleman on tenor, and Art Davis on bass – a cool piano-less group that hits some really unusual notes! Draper's horn provides a deep bottom to the record, mixing with Davis' exotic tones nicely – and the album represents Roach's increasing penchant for experimentation in the post Clifford Brown years – tunes with an offbeat edge that's really great. Titles include "Pies Of Quincy", "Tuba De Nod", "Milano", and "Sadiga". CD features 6 bonus alternate takes too! CD
(2017 Japanese pressing.)

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Max RoachJazz In 3/4 Time ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, 1956. Used ... $11.99
A great little album from Max Roach – one that has him finding a whole new voice in jazz! The set was recorded on the heels of Max's time with Clifford Brown – and it's a great little album that has him bouncing back nicely from the loss by moving into a new realm that shows off his more lyrical side! The group on the album features Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Sonny Rollins on tenor, Billy Wallace on piano, and George Morrow on bass – and as you'd guess by the title, most tunes are in a jazz waltz mode, which gives them a nicely dancing quality, soft and a bit exotic – almost modal at times – and a nice change from Roach's more full-on hardbop style of the Clifford Brown years. Titles include "Little Folks", "Lover", "The Most Beautiful Girl In the World", and "Blues Waltz". CD
(2005 digipak pressing – stilll sealed, mark through barcode.)
Also available Jazz In 3/4 Time ... CD 13.99

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Max RoachJazz In 3/4 Time ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great little album from Max Roach – one that has him finding a whole new voice in jazz! The set was recorded on the heels of Max's time with Clifford Brown – and it's a great little album that has him bouncing back nicely from the loss by moving into a new realm that shows off his more lyrical side! The group on the album features Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Sonny Rollins on tenor, Billy Wallace on piano, and George Morrow on bass – and as you'd guess by the title, most tunes are in a jazz waltz mode, which gives them a nicely dancing quality, soft and a bit exotic – almost modal at times – and a nice change from Roach's more full-on hardbop style of the Clifford Brown years. Titles include "Little Folks", "Lover", "The Most Beautiful Girl In the World", and "Blues Waltz". CD
Also available Jazz In 3/4 Time ... CD 11.99

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Max RoachM'Boom ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... $33.99 44.99
A later percussion ensemble album by Max Roach – one done in the style of some of his earlier 60s percussion experiments, but with a fuller scope, and a more serious feel overall. The ensemble was first formed in 1970, but recorded here with a very ambitious tone as part of Columbia's classical/jazz crossover experiments of the late 70s – with percussionists that include Omar Clay, Roy Brooks, Fred King, Ray Mantilla, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits, and Joe Chambers. Titles have a variety of styles – some more tribal, some more jazz-based, and others with almost a 20th century avant feel. Tunes include "Onomatopoeia", "Glorious Monster", "January V", "Caravanserai", "Rumble In The Jungle", and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mastersound Audiophile pressing, in great shape! Includes the Mastersound insert and feeback card.)

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Max RoachMany Sides Of Max (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great record – and one that's a lot more unified than the title might make you think! The set has Max post-Clifford Brown, post-the hardbop group that followed Brown, in his more searching soulful mode, playing with some steller younger talents like Booker Little, George Coleman, Julian Priester, and Art Davis. The writing on the album's impeccable – and the set features a version of an early Muhal Richard Abrams composition, "Lepa", plus Bill Lee's "Connie's Bounce", and Roach's own "A Little Sweet", and "Tympanalli". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Trip pressing. Cover has some ringwear.)

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Max RoachMax Roach + 4 ... CD
EmArcy, 1956. Used ... $8.99
An excellent album from Max Roach – cut at a time when he was rising from the ashes, after the too-soon death of trumpeter Clifford Brown – and began working with really inventive younger players who would drive him into a whole new mode of righteous styles! That's definitely the case here – as Roach leads a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, filling in the Clifford Brown spot with a very different sound – next to Sonny Rollins on tenor, Ray Bryant on piano, and George Morrow on bass – players who really help open new doors in the music! The tunes are a mixture of the hardbop that Roach forged with Brown, plus a growing sense of the spiritual, slyly sneaking in, and working an agenda that is at once subtle and powerful – on titles that include "Dr Freezee", "Mr X", "Woodyn You", and "Body & Soul". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Minor Trouble", "Love Letters", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
Also available Max Roach + 4 ... CD 13.99

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Max RoachMax Roach + 4 ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album from Max Roach – cut at a time when he was rising from the ashes, after the too-soon death of trumpeter Clifford Brown – and began working with really inventive younger players who would drive him into a whole new mode of righteous styles! That's definitely the case here – as Roach leads a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, filling in the Clifford Brown spot with a very different sound – next to Sonny Rollins on tenor, Ray Bryant on piano, and George Morrow on bass – players who really help open new doors in the music! The tunes are a mixture of the hardbop that Roach forged with Brown, plus a growing sense of the spiritual, slyly sneaking in, and working an agenda that is at once subtle and powerful – on titles that include "Dr Freezee", "Mr X", "Woodyn You", and "Body & Soul". CD
Also available Max Roach + 4 ... CD 8.99

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Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... CD
Mercury, 1957/1958. Used ... $6.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's a lot more going on here than just a bop revival mode. Players include Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, and George Coleman – and the album's got that Prestige Records feel from the late 50s, similar to some of Mobley's own work for that label at the time. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Confirmation", "Koko", "Billie's Bounce", and "Au Privave". CD also features 4 bonus cuts – "Anthropology", "Tune Up", "This Time The Dream's On Me", and "Raoul". CD
(1995 CD pressing.)

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Max RoachPictures In A Frame ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Soulful Max Roach at the end of the 70s – working in the quartet format that he used to forge some of his best work of the decade, with stalwart Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Odeon Pope on saxes (filling in nicely for Billy Harper!), and Calvin Hill on bass – an extremely soulful lineup that really packs a lot of power on the date! Tracks are shorter than some of Roach's earlier outings of the decade – but that also makes them tighter and more focused, in a good way – not extended side-long jams, but some really sharp lines that almost hearken back to his late 60s work on Atlantic! Titles include "Mail Order", "Japanese Dream", "Reflections", "Mwalimu", "China's Waltz", and "Ode From Black Picture Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some small marks from sticker removal.)

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Max RoachStandard Time ... LP
EmArcy, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A collection of 50s recordings for Mercury with classic line-ups that include Clifford Brown, Maynard Ferguson, Cleark Terry, Kenny Dorham, and Booker Little on trumpet, Herb Geller, Harold Land, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, George Coleman, an Phil Woods on saxophones, and many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Vinyl has light sleeve marks.)

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✨✧ Max Roach & Clifford BrownBest Of Max Roach & Clifford Brown In Concert ... CD
GNP, 1954. Used ... Just Sold Out!
It's hard to overstate the influence of Max Roach and Clifford Brown on the west coast scene of the 50s – as the two players helped draw out the bop sound of LA that was quickly getting lost in the cool jazz shuffle of the time, and gave it a strength and focus that not only made the group one of the strongest of the time, but which also sparked new life and a hardbop generation on the LA scene! This classic set of live recordings was one of the first great Brown/Roach moments – recorded during 2 different concerts by Gene Norman Presents, and featuring some great tenor work by LA giants Teddy Edwards and Harold Land, plus some piano by the amazing "sideways" player Carl Perkins, as well as Bud Powell's brother Richie – a key factor of the group's studio recordings on Mercury, and a player who would perish in the same accident that took the life of Clifford Brown. Titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "I Can't Get Started", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Jordu". CD
(Out of print.)

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Max Roach & Clifford BrownBest Of Max Roach & Clifford Brown In Concert ... LP
GNP, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... About September 1, 2022 (delayed)
It's hard to overstate the influence of Max Roach and Clifford Brown on the west coast scene of the 50s – as the two players helped draw out the bop sound of LA that was quickly getting lost in the cool jazz shuffle of the time, and gave it a strength and focus that not only made the group one of the strongest of the time, but which also sparked new life and a hardbop generation on the LA scene! This classic set of live recordings was one of the first great Brown/Roach moments – recorded during 2 different concerts by Gene Norman Presents, and featuring some great tenor work by LA giants Teddy Edwards and Harold Land, plus some piano by the amazing "sideways" player Carl Perkins, as well as Bud Powell's brother Richie – a key factor of the group's studio recordings on Mercury, and a player who would perish in the same accident that took the life of Clifford Brown. Titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "I Can't Get Started", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Jordu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Max Roach Plus FourMoon Faced & Starry Eyed ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of Max's many great records from the late 50's, most of which tend to get overlooked in favor of his more experimental sessions. The group here includes Ray Bryant, Stanley Turrentine, Julian Priester, and Turrentine's great brother Tommy – and they're joined by Abbey Lincoln on vocals on a number of tracks. The set is mostly standards, and titles include "Never Let Me Go", "Namely You", "Speak Low", and "Wild Is The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK mono pressing. Glossy flipback cover has light surface & edge wear, light aging.)

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✨✧ Max Roach With Andy BeyMembers Don't Get Weary ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic stuff, and a record that was virtually the blueprint for spiritual soul jazz in the 70s! Although Max Roach first rose to fame during the bop years, by the time of this set he'd really stretched out a lot – moving past initial righteous projects in the Civil Rights era, to even more progressive work with a group like this! The players are all youthful geniuses who would go onto shape the sound of 70s jazz tremendously – working here at a point that already shows their brilliance – Gary Bartz on alto, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano, and even Andy Bey, who sings vocals on the title track. The overall style is very similar to Bartz's early albums on Milestone, or to some of the Music Inc records on Strata East, which feature Cowell and Tolliver. It's no surprise that Cowell contributed 3 tracks to the set – "Effi", "Equipoise", and "Abstrutions" – and the group also performs a great version of Bartz's "Libra"! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! CD features bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Max RoachChattahoochee Red ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A major label effort from Max, but a record that's as hip as any he was recording at the time! The set feautres Max's quartet with Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Odeon Pope on saxes, and Calvin Hill on bass – plus a very small bit of additional piano by Walter Bishop Jr – and it's got an approach that mixes soul jazz with some experimental touches, and the occasional freewheeling percussion part by Max. Pope's work on tenor sax is especially nice, an edgey sound that recalls some of Billy Harper's work with Roach in earlier years. Titles include "Red River Road", "Lonesome Lover", "Wefe", "Reach For It", "The Dream/It's Time", and "Giant Steps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a promo bio.)

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✨✧ Max RoachDeeds Not Words (second cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(60s ABC/Riverside stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Max RoachEasy Winners ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from Max Roach's Double Quartet of the mid 80s – a group that wasn't just an octet, but an expansion of Max's regular four piece group with the addition of a string quartet! The core jazz sound of Odeon Pope's tenor, Tyrone Brown's electric bass, and Cecil Bridgewater's trumpet is expanded by a string group that includes Maxine Roach on viola – and that family relation is probably one reason that made experimentation like this easy for Max! The approach is a surprisingly great one – as the quartet seems to hold the Roach group a bit more inside than before – letting Pope and Bridgewater stretch out on their solos, but not get as sloppy as they had in some of the more outside Roach quartet outings. And the strings color in things really nicely in classic "with strings" jazz mode – but one that echoes more with 70s soul jazz use of such styles than earlier approaches. Titles include "A Little Booker", "Easy Winners", "Sis", and "Birds Says". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a 'distributed by' sticker at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Max RoachFreedom Now Suite ... LP
Candid/Columbia, Early 60s/Late 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
80s pressing of Max Roach's legendary political suite, an insistent plea for freedom and equality during the civil rights movement. One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the cover and title, there's a very political bent to the record – served up in righteous lyrics penned by Oscar Brand Jr, and sung by Abbey Lincoln at her most biting – really stepping out here in just a few short years from her previous role as a straight jazz singer, and firmly grabbing up territory no other female vocalists had touched! For this momentous event, Roach gathered together a really special group for the record – players who include regular partners Booker Little on trumpet and Julian Priester on trombone – alongside surprising guests like Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax, Olatunji on percussion, and Ray Mantilla on congas. There's no piano at all on the record, and the tracks are all long ones – stretching out with soaring horn passages next to the vocals, and plenty of percussion at the bottom to get things moving! Titles include "Driva' Man", "Tears for Johannesburg", "Freedom Day", "All Africa", and "Prayer/Protest/Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach + 4 & More (unreleased tracks) ... LP
EmArcy (Japan), 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure set by Max Roach – not to be confused with the Max Roach + 4 album – but a rare Japanese-only collection of bonus material from the same sessions! The material never came out at the time – which makes this record as much of a treasure for jazz collectors – and the group features killer tenor from either Hank Mobley or Sonny Rollins, plus trumpet from Kenny Dorham, and piano from the obscure Chicago player Billy Wallace! Titles include "Love Letters", "Minor Trouble", "Tune Up", "Raoul", and "Anthropology". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese Phonogram pressing.)

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach + 4 At Newport ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible material from Max's "plus 4" group that included Ray Draper, George Coleman, Booker Little, and Art Davis! The band at the time was forging a haunting mix of hardbop and lyrical modernism, and was driven by Max's progressive vision and rich talent for selecting just the right players for just the right moments. This Newport set by the group is far better than most of the other late 50s Newport snoozers, and it catches them playing some nicely open-ended versions of tracks like Kenny Dorham's "Villa", Booker Little's "Minor Mode", and Eddie Vinson's "Tune Up". Also features a nice extended version of "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese stereo pressing, 195J-42.)

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✨✧ Max RoachScott Free ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold work from Max Roach – great material from the piano-less quartet that features Odean Pope on tenor and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet! The style here follows strongly from Roach's Horo and Japanese recordings of the late 70s – as the album features one long track, with plenty of creative improvisation from the horn players – and rhythmic moments that get mighty open from Max, who's really on fire at this point in his career. Tyrone Brown plays electric bass, which makes for a nice sort of pulse – and Pope and Bridgewater solo with real force, recalling the same soulful spirit of Roach albums from eyars past! One long track – "Scott Free" – a soulful, spiritual gem throughout. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Max RoachSurvivors ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual record – one that has Max Roach handling a fair bit of percussion, and working with a hip string quartet too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max Roach & Archie SheppLong March Part 2 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant little record – and a key step in the explosion of growth that Max Roach experienced in the 70s! Shepp and Roach are no strangers to the modern frontiers of jazz – but in a series of duets like this in the 70s, Roach really pushes his own work on drums past any boundaries of previous, structured recordings – and manages to light a new fire under Archie Shepp as well – unlocking some of the energies that had been dormant during his return to straighter playing in the late 70s. Shepp's tone is wonderful – rich and soulful, and nicely structured at points – but the real stunner here is Roach, showing a huge range of expressive styles on the drums – encompassing a wealth of 70s mode of playing, almost in a way that says "hey you younger guys, I invented all of this – and look what I can do here!" CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Max Roach & Cecil TaylorHistoric Concerts – McMillin Theatre, Columbia University 1979 ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Historic Concerts indeed – as the meeting of Max and Cecil Taylor must have been quite an event! As he did on other late 70s sessions – particularly those with Archie Shepp and Anthony Braxton – Max proves that he's quite willing to experiment, and works beautifully in the spare, improvised duet setting of the album. The material runs the full course of the 2LP set – and Cecil's a bit restrained, but in a good way – one that really shows his deep respect for Max, and which offers a great opportunity to hear his talents in a fresh setting! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max RoachMembers Don't Git Weary ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff, and a record that was virtually the blueprint for spiritual soul jazz in the 70s! Although Max Roach first rose to fame during the bop years, by the time of this set he'd really stretched out a lot – moving past initial righteous projects in the Civil Rights era, to even more progressive work with a group like this! The players are all youthful geniuses who would go onto shape the sound of 70s jazz tremendously – working here at a point that already shows their brilliance – Gary Bartz on alto, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano, and even Andy Bey, who sings vocals on the title track. The overall style is very similar to Bartz's early albums on Milestone, or to some of the Music Inc records on Strata East, which feature Cowell and Tolliver. It's no surprise that Cowell contributed 3 tracks to the set – "Effi", "Equipoise", and "Abstrutions" – and the group also performs a great version of Bartz's "Libra"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max RoachWe Insist! – Freedom Now Suite (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Candid, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the cover and title, there's a very political bent to the record – served up in righteous lyrics penned by Oscar Brand Jr, and sung by Abbey Lincoln at her most biting – really stepping out here in just a few short years from her previous role as a straight jazz singer, and firmly grabbing up territory no other female vocalists had touched! For this momentous event, Roach gathered together a really special group for the record – players who include regular partners Booker Little on trumpet and Julian Priester on trombone – alongside surprising guests like Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax, Olatunji on percussion, and Ray Mantilla on congas. There's no piano at all on the record, and the tracks are all long ones – stretching out with soaring horn passages next to the vocals, and plenty of percussion at the bottom to get things moving! Titles include "Driva' Man", "Tears for Johannesburg", "Freedom Day", "All Africa", and "Prayer/Protest/Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachJazz Masters 44 ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Bass Curtis Counce, George Morrow, Oscar Pettiford, Bobby Donaldson, Barry Galbraith, Richie Powell, Harold Land, Sonny Rollins, Walter Benton, and Helen Merrill. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachMore Study In Brown ... CD
EmArcy (Germany), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great follow up to the legendary Study In Brown album – featuring work recorded by Clifford Brown in the 50s, but not issued until nearly 30 years later, in this Japanese-collected batch of rare material! As with the original album, the core group on the record features Clifford Brown on trumpet, Max Roach on drums, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – plus Harold Land on most of the tenor tracks, replaced by Sonny Rollins on a few more – showing a shift that would occur in the group shortly after Brown's death. The focus is a bit more strongly on Clifford Brown's trumpet work than some of the other Brown/Roach albums – but is still a great group effort overall – and tracks are shortish and very tight, with titles that include "The Blues Walk", "Jordu", "Mildama", "Land's End", and "Junior's Arrival". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown/Max RoachDaahoud/Jordu/Joy Spring ... 7-inch
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Booker LittleBooker Little 4 & Max Roach ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group – given that in addition to Little's trumpet, the set also features George Coleman on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Art Davis on bass! All arrangements were done by Little – making the album a real showcase of that bold vision in jazz that was taken from us all too soon – and titles include "Milestones", "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". CD

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus Quintet plus Max Roach ... LP
Debut/Fantasy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of Charles Mingus' greatest albums from the early days – and a record that shows him making the shift into the groundbreaking style that would characterize his excellent work of the late 50s! The group features Mal Waldon on piano, George Barrow on tenor, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Max Roach on drums on two tracks (Willie Jones handles the kit on other cuts) – all coming together with a jagged sense of power that really shows Mingus taking charge – pushing the group strongly in a "jazz workshop" sort of mode! The album features a key reading of the seminal "Haitian Fight Song", a masterful reworking of the tracks "A Foggy Day" and "I'll Remember April" – and the tunes "Lady Bird", "Love Chant", and the very cool "Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s lightning label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Booker LittleBooker Little 4 & Max Roach ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group – given that in addition to Little's trumpet, the set also features George Coleman on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Art Davis on bass! All arrangements were done by Little – making the album a real showcase of that bold vision in jazz that was taken from us all too soon – and titles include "Milestones", "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing, with insert – LAX 3123. Back cover has some light aging.)
Also available Booker Little 4 & Max Roach ... CD 13.99
 
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✨✧ M'BoomLive At SOB's New York ... CD
Max Roach/Blue Moon, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Eli Fountain, Freddie Waits, Joe Chambers, Max Roach, Omar Clay, Ray Mantilla, Roy Brooks, and Warren Smith. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Very early work from Cannonball Adderley – recorded way before the funky years, when he was a hard-wailing soulful soloist with a lot of bop in his style! Cannon's paired here with brother Nat, a good companion even at this early stage – and the two of them solo in front of a large group that features Jerome Richardson, Max Roach, Cecil Payne, and Jimmy Cleveland, all blowing away in hard heavy form, similar to that used on other Mercury/Emarcy jazz sessions from the time. Quincy Jones handled the arrangements, and Cannonball holds his own nicely – and serves up a whole new tone that's a lot more measured than in later years. Tracks include "Fallen Feathers", "Song Is You", "Willows", and "Everglade". CD
(2003 digipack pressing.)

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Gary BartzLibra/Another Earth ... CD
Milestone, 1967/1968. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Early soul jazz brilliance from a young Gary Bartz – music that pre-dates his Ntu Troup, and his work with Larry Mizell! Libra is fantastic early work from Gary – and probably his rarest record ever! The album was cut at a time when the young Bartz was first coming to prominence in the hip late 60s soul jazz group of Max Roach – and Bartz's playing at the time is a perfect model of mid-Coltrane searching with some of the tighter sides of soul jazz that were being forged at labels like Blue Note by players like Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan. The record's a masterpiece of youthful soulful energy – and the group includes Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, Albert Dailey on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums, all players who are perfectly matched to fit Bartz's stridently creative vision. His solos on alto are impeccable – some of the most meaningful we've ever heard on the instrument from the time – and the album's a great one all the way through! Titles include "Air & Fire", "Eastern Blues", "Libra", "Freedom Of The Day", and "Cabin In The Sky". Another Earth is amazing too – one of the first that Gary Bartz ever cut – done during a time when he'd been working with Max Roach and a super-hip group of younger soul jazz players who would go onto shape the sound of the 70s. Bartz leads a group that includes Stanley Cowell, Freddy Waits, Charles Tolliver, Pharoah Sanders, and Reggie Workman – and the music sounds like it was lifted from one of the best albums on Strata East from the 70s. There's no funk, no vocals, no weird rhythms – just pure spiritual jazz, played to perfection, and filled with a creative vitality that most of the players had lost a few years later. Tracks include the album-side "Another Earth", plus "Dark Nebula", "UFO", and "Perihelion & Aphelion". Note: CD omits the track "Disjunction" from Libra – due to space restrictions. CD

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Andy BeyExperience & Judgment (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
An incredibly righteous record from the legendary Andy Bey – an artist who's risen back to fame in recent years as a relatively straight jazz singer – but who was in some very heady territory here in the early 70s! Bey first rose to fame as part of the vocal trio, Andy & The Bey Sisters – and while that group's 60s recordings were already wonderful, Andy soon stepping out into tremendous territory of his own – working with Max Roach, Horace Silver, and Gary Bartz – and adding some unique spiritual and socially conscious vocals to some of their best jazz records at the end of the 60s! This set's one of Andy's few solo moments from the time – and really follows up the groove strongly – with lots of help from the mighty William Fischer, who wrote some of the tracks, and plays keyboards – although Bey is clearly the main compositional force here. The album includes a remake of "Celestial Blues", which Bey recorded famously with Gary Bartz – and which is in a leaner, even funkier take here – and other titles include "Being Uptight", "Tune Up", "Hibiscus", "Experience", and "The Power Of My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "Sea Blue" vinyl!)

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Brother AhhSound Awareness ... CD
Strata East/Manufactured, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99
A very trippy album from the enigmatic Brother Ahh – aka Robert Northern, former member of Sun Ra's Arkestra, and also a lecturer on the east coast! This album's his first, originally issued on the Strata East label – and a spacey mixture of other-worldly sounds. The first long track on the album is entitled "Beyond Yourself (The Midnight Confession)", and features a group with Ahh on flutes and "natural" sounds, plus cello by Pat Dixon, percussion by Barbara Burton, and soprano voice by Barbara Grant. The track's a "sound journey in 7 parts" – floating across space with a mystical feel that slowly unfurls. The other long track on the set is "Love Piece", a tune in which Ah plays flute along with percussion by Max Roach and the M'Boom percussion ensemble – plus a 90-voice chorus, and a short rap by Roach. Very spiritual stuff! CD

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Clifford BrownBrownie – The Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown (10CD box set) ... CD
EmArcy/Nippon (Japan), Mid 50s. Used 10 CDs ... $64.99 74.99
A huge amount of greatness – including Clifford Brown's famous recordings with Max Roach, his All Stars jam session, and recordings with Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, and Helen Merrill – plus a "with strings" session, and unreleased tracks! CD
(Out of print. Box has two partially split seams, a light crease, a bit of clear tape, and overall shelf wear; booklet has some wear and a torn corner.)

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✨✧ Clifford BrownClifford Brown All Stars ... LP
EmArcy, 1954. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A key slice of Clifford Brown from the 50s – two long tracks both recorded in an open-ended jam session format, showing a side of Brown's powers that's even bolder and more inventive than some of his previous studio work! The album soars along beautifully – with Brownie in the lead amongst an unusual, but well-chosen batch of players that includes Herb Geller and Joe Maini on alto saxes, Walter Benton on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, Curtis Counce on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all grooving alongside Clifford on the album's nicely extended tracks. The album was released after Brown's death in 1956, features the side-long tracks "Caravan" and "Autumn In New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese Phonogram pressing – EXPR-1007. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Clifford Brown All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve) ... CD 12.99

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown All Stars (Japanese paper sleeve) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. Used ... $12.99
A key slice of Clifford Brown from the 50s – two long tracks both recorded in an open-ended jam session format, showing a side of Brown's powers that's even bolder and more inventive than some of his previous studio work! The album soars along beautifully – with Brownie in the lead amongst an unusual, but well-chosen batch of players that includes Herb Geller and Joe Maini on alto saxes, Walter Benton on tenor, Kenny Drew on piano, Curtis Counce on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all grooving alongside Clifford on the album's nicely extended tracks. The album was released after Brown's death in 1956, features the side-long tracks "Caravan" and "Autumn In New York". CD also features a bonus take on "Caravan" – much shorter, called "Caravan (The Boss Man)". CD
(Out of print late 90s version. Includes obi.)
Also available Clifford Brown All Stars ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Clifford BrownRemember Clifford ... LP
Mercury, 1955/1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A lasting tribute to Brownie! The album was released some years after Brown died, and is comprised of songs from his 1955 album Clifford Brown With Strings, plus a few tracks from other recording sessions from that year before his death. The players include Richie Powell (Bud Powell's brother who also died in the crash with Brown),piano; Max Roach on drums and Harold Land and Sonny Rollins on tenor sax. Brown's original composition "Sandu" and Richie Powell's own "Time" are included as well as "Yesterdays," "Cherokee (Indian Love Song)," "Willow Weep for Me" and an unusual version of "Take the A Train." LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with repeating rim logos. Cover has light surface and edge wear, and very light staining on the back.)

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Donald ByrdNew Perspective (non-RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $8.99
A classic album that mixes trumpet and voices in a swirling soulful sound that worked very well for Byrd's career! Byrd's sparkling trumpet fronts a tight septet that includes Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Burrell – and which is backed by arrangements by Coleridge Perkinson and Duke Pearson. The sound is beautiful and spiritual, with a sound that mixes Blue Note hardbop with a style that would later show up on labels like Strata East, or in the experiments of Max Roach and Billy Harper. The tracks are long and moody, and the vocal group never gets in the way, but instead backs Byrd in a way that lets him hit new heights, and which gives him a stronger sense of voice. Includes the classic "Christo Redentor", plus "Chant", "The Black Disciple", and "Elijah". CD

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Benny Carter/Cootie WilliamsCapitol Jazz Classics Volume 11 – Big Band Bounce ... LP
Capitol, Mid 40s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A side's worth of material from each of the band leaders with their orchestra! Benny Carter tracks feature sidemen that include Bumps Myers, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, JJ Johnson, and Idrees Sulieman; and Cootie Williams tracks feature Bob Horton, Eddie Vinson, and Sam Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear & aging. The back has a faint stain along the opening.)

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Miles DavisAt Last – Miles Davis & The Lighthouse All Stars ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
Quite an unusual moment in west coast jazz history – one tremendous night at the legendary Lighthouse nightclub, that featured performances by both Chet Baker and Miles Davis! Chet and Miles didn't play in the same group, but both graced the same bandstand on the same night – working through a shifting lineup of personnel in what was a "showdown" of sorts – especially since Chet had just beat Miles out in the 1953 Downbeat poll! Most of this issue is actually Miles playing with the Lighthouse group, which includes Bob Cooper, Howard Rumsey, Bud Shank and Max Roach who also gets a moment to shine on his solo "Drum Conversation" – and other titles include "At Last", "Infinity Promenade", "Round Midnight" and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Miles DavisChronicle – The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951 to 1956 (8 CD set) ... CD
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used 8 CDs ... $69.99
Wow! An incredible collection of seminal recordings from one of the most important figures in modern music! All of Miles' recordings from the Prestige label in one place, bound up in a well annotated box, and given a complete discography and lots of excellent photos. It's almost too much astounding jazz in one place! The list of sidemen and great LPs is almost too long to go over, but in addition to Miles' remarkable Cookin'/Relaxin'/Walkin'/Workin' sessions, there's all of the material issued as Bags' Groove, with the Modern Jazz Giants and loads more, and some of the stellar accompanists includes John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Red Garland, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Milt Jackson, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Max Roach, just to name a few. There's far too many tracks to list here, but there's takes of "Blue Room", "Conception", "Compulsion", "Miles Ahead", "Blue Haze", "Airegin", "Bag's Groove", "The Man I Love", "Green Haze", "Dr Jackle", "The Theme", "Trane's Blues", "'Round About Midnight", "Half Nelson", "My Funny Valentine" and loads more! CD
(Out of print! Includes book and original backing card too.)

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Miles DavisComplete Birth Of The Cool ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s. Used ... $3.99
Legendary early work from trumpeter Miles Davis – late 40s sessions for Capitol Records that are completely different than the bop material he was cutting with Charlie Parker and on his own! Instead, these sides have Miles working with a complex, more arranged style – built up with a young Gil Evans, in a mode that prefaces the later famous recordings the pair would make in the late 50s for Columbia. Here, the tracks are shorter, but beautifully blend bop ideas with fuller arrangements – and Davis blows alongside other key young modernists in a variety of larger groups – with work from Lee Konitz on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, and Kenny Clarke and Max Roach on drums. Mulligan contributed plenty, too – his ideas on an overall sound definitely helped shape these sides – and the record's go on to legendary status – even though it's very different than most other Miles Davis from the time. Titles include "Godchild", "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". This "complete" package follows up the core tracks with live material recorded at the Royal Roost, even before the original studio sessions – in a group that features Mike Zwerin on trombone with Konitz, Mulligan, Lewis, and Roach – plus a bit of vocals from Kenny Pacho Hagood. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Moon Dreams", "S'Il Vou Plait", "Move", "Birth Of The Cool Theme", "Godchild", and "Budo". CD
(Includes slipcover.)

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Miles DavisFirst Miles (Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, Mid 40s. Used ... $2.99 4.99
The title gets it right – as these recordings are definitely some of the first-ever by Miles Davis – some done under his own name, some as a key sideman with other artists! The first 8 cuts feature Davis with group of his own, featuring his famous boss of the time, Charlie Parker, on alto sax – plus John Lewis on piano and Max Roach on drums. Most tracks have a few versions, and titles include "Half Nelson", "Little Willie Leaps", "Milestones", and "Sippin At Bells". Next are 7 more tracks done on sessions that feature vocalist Rubberlegs Williams and reedman Herbie Fields – tunes that include "That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch", "Pointless Mama Blues", and "Bring It On Home". Last up is a bonus Charlie Parker tune – a classic 1945 recording of "Now's The Time", with Miles on trumpet. CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisMany Miles Of Davis ... LP
Charlie Parker, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Early bop sides, not led by Miles as you might imagine from this package, but featuring him. We're not entirely certain of the origin of these recordings, but they are at least contemporaneous with the Savoy sides Miles was cutting with Bird, and according to the notes, feature Charlie Parker, Lucky Thompson, Duke Jordan, Max Roach and others. 10 tracks in all: "Out Of Nowhere", "A Night In Tunisia", "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Moose The Mooch", "Embraceable You", "Bird Of Paradise", "My Old Flame", "Don't Blame Me" and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear & aging, small split on top.)

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Allen Eager & The Be Bop BoysMeeskite/Donald Jay ... 78 RPM
Savoy, 1947. Very Good+ ... $9.99
With Max Roach (drums), Duke Jordan (piano), Terry Gibbs (vibes), Curly Russell (piano). 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieCharlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Emus, 1947/1953. Very Good+ ... $5.99
This is mostly a Dizzy Gillespie set in Paris from February 1953, with one track featuring Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, & Max Roach in 1947 in New York. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click during "Tin Tin Deo". Cover has light wear.)

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Dexter Gordon & Wardell GrayBebop Masters ... CD
Indigo (UK), 1945/1946. Used ... $1.99 8.99
Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray on tenor saxophone, Leonard Hawkins on trumpet, Bud Powell, Dodo Marmarosa, and Sadik Hakim on piano, Curly Russell, Gene Ramey, and Red Callender on bass, Chuck Thompson, Eddie Nicholson, Harold "Doc" West, and Max Roach on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny GriffinIntroducing Johnny Griffin ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $7.99
If you've ever needed a definition of hardbop, this is it! The set's a crack quartet session for Blue Note, recorded in the mid 50s by a young Johnny Griffin – fresh in from Chicago, and playing with tons of fire and loads of imagination! Wynton Kelly's on piano and Max Roach is on drums – and the excitement never stops as the group rolls their way through the tightly-crafted tunes on the set. And don't mistake the session as just a head-blowing album with no creativity – because the whole thing's incredibly precise, and the real charm is the way in which the razor-sharp group manages to twist and turn so deftly – yet still always plays with creative imagination and thoughtful solos! Cuts include "Mil Dew", "Chicago Calling", "These Foolish Things", The Boy Next Door", "Lover Man" and "It's Alright With Me". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Johnny GriffinSeven Classic Albums (Introducing Johnny Griffin/A Blowing Session/Congregation/Big Soul Band/Johnny Griffin Sextet/Little Giant/Way Out)(4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s. Used 4CD ... $11.99
Classic Riverside and Blue Note albums featuring John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Kenny Drew, Julian Priester, Pepper Adams, Max Roach, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy HarperBlack Saint ... LP
Black Saint/Our Swimmer (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 34.99
Stunning work from one of the greatest players of the post-Coltrane generation – a classic session recorded overseas in the mid 70s, and one that's filled with soulful expressions from the great Billy Harper! Harper's tenor kicks off the set with an immediately gripping sound – as searing as Pharoah Sanders at his Impulse best – but driven on by searching, soaring modal rhythms that are all Billy's own – the kind of grooves he first forged with Max Roach, then really expanded on when given the freedom of a record like this. Other players include trumpeter Virgil Jones, pianist Joe Bonner, bassist David Friesen, and drummer Malcom Pinson – and titles include a killer take on "Croquet Ballet", which Harper originally recorded with Lee Morgan – plus the titles "Dance Eternal Spirits Dance" and "Call Of The Wild & Peaceful Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy HarperCapra Black ... LP
Strata East, 1973. Very Good+ ... $44.99
One of the most spiritual recordings put out by the Strata East label – and the album that put tenor giant Billy Harper on the map! Harper leads a hip group here – one that features George Cables on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, and Julian Priester on trombone – and they're joined by a quintet of voices that includes Eugene McDaniels, all singing behind the jazz players in an uplifting spiritual mode that cries out with the new soul jazz freedom of the 70s! Max Roach and Donald Byrd had begun experiments like this a decade before, but Harper's work here blows them all away – with a sense of righteousness and focus that's simply astounding, especially considering that the album was Billy's first as a leader! Harper's solos are worth the price of the record alone – searing with a raw, post-Coltrane energy as he darts in and out of the voices in the backings. Titles are all original compositions – and include "Capra Black", "Soulfully I Love You", "New Breed", "Sir Galahad", and "Cry of Hunger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Japanese Denon pressing – YX-7577-AX. Includes the insert. Cover has light wear and a half split top seam with some clear tape.)

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✨✧ Billy HarperDestiny Is Yours ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Used ... $16.99
An incredible return to form for Billy Harper – and a landmark album recorded at the end of the 80s, when we'd all but given up on him! The session returns Billy to the majesty of his 70s work – placing him in the setting of long tracks, modal rhythms, and spiritual motivation – the uniquely Harper territory first forged with Lee Morgan and Max Roach, sounding better than ever here, with all the confidence of his youth. The group's a quintet – with Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Francesca Tanksley on piano, Clarence Seay on bass, and Newman Baker on drums – working perfectly as a unit, with a power level that's simply amazing. Harper's the main star, reaching towards the heavens with some incredible solos – but he also clearly knows that he wouldn't be able to do what he does without the great level of support he's getting from the rest of the group. Tracks include "Destiny Is Yours", "If One Could Only See", "Groove From Heaven", and "East West Exodus". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Dance In The Question" and "My Funny Valentine". CD

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Hasaan Ibn Ali (Hasaan)Retrospect In Retirement of Delay – The Solo Recordings ... CD
Omnivore, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99 27.99
Stunning solo piano work from legendary Philly musician Hasaan – best known for his one Atlantic session with Max Roach, but sounding completely different here on his own! From the very first note of the set, you know that you're in the company of a committed modernist, of the same generation as Herbie Nichols and Elmo Hope – a player with an equally unique, individual conception, and an ability to work a very familiar instrument in all these really unusual ways – often with a quality that makes you feel as if Hasaan is about to step outside and improvise more freely, but always swinging back with an inherent sense of rhythm that's wonderful. The set features both original tunes and reworked standards, pulled from a variety of different tapes recorded in both Philly and New York in the mid 60s – superbly brought back to life here, with a double-length set of selections that include "Off My Back Jack", "Off Minor", "Atlantic Ones", "Mean To Me", "True Train", "Untitled Ballad", "Extemporaneous Prose Poem", "Besame Mucho", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Arabic Song". CD

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsBebop Years (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $16.99
Includes 88 tracks recorded with Miles Davis, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Max Roach, Teddy Wilson, Hank Jones, Ben Webster, Don Byas, and others! CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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Coleman Hawkins with Dizzy GillespieBu Dee Daht/Yesterdays ... 78 RPM
Apollo, 1944. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Along with Dizzy Gillespie – Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford and Clyde Hart are included on this session. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Andrew HillLift Every Voice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... $24.99
A rare and beautiful Andrew Hill session, and one of the classic Blue Note entries into the "jazz and voices" sound that the label pioneered with Donald Byrd and Eddie Gale. Hill leads a core jazz group that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Richard Davis on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums – and the group is backed by a vocal ensemble with a very spiritual vibe – a chorus who soar out soulfully, and really augment the jazz instrumentation of the album! The sound is a lot more hip than the Donald Byrd & Voices albums, and the playing of the core jazz group is very very soulful – along the lines of Hill's Grass Roots album, which was also from the same period. The record's similar to the Max Roach/Billy Harper vocal work around the same time, and titles include "Ghetto Lights", "Hey Hey", "Two Lullabies", and "Love Chant". CD reissue features 6 unissued bonus tracks, including "Blue Spark", "Drew's Tune", "Mother Mercy", "Natural Spirit", and "Such It Is". CD
(2001 Connoisseur pressing with a cuntout notch through the spine.)

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Don Lanphere/Fats Navarro/Leo Parker/ Al HaigPrestige First Sessions 1949/50 ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1950. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
The earliest days of a legendary jazz label – some of the first 78rpm material recorded by Prestige Records, all of it pretty darn great! The first half of the set features work by the group of tenorist Don Lanphere – a great player we don't really know at all, but one who's got Fats Navarro blowing trumpet on most of the tracks on the set! Piano is by Duke Jordan on the first two tracks, and Al Haig on all the rest – and titles include "Spider's Web", "Strike Up The Band", "Wailing Wall", "Go", "Stop", and "Infatuation". Next are some rare sides from saxophonist Leo Parker – playing alto here in addition to his usual baritone – in a group with Al Haig on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Max Roach on drums – on tunes that include "Mad Lad Returns", "Who's Mad", "Mona Lisa", "Darn That Dream", and "I Cross My Fingers". Last are some sweet bop sides from a trio with Al Haig on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – on the titles "Liza", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Opus Caprice", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a sticker remnant.)

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Abbey LincolnAbbey Is Blue ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... $3.99 5.99
Key early work by Abbey – no so much the "blue" album you'd guess from the title, but a session that's filled with the kind of anger and emotion that makes us love her so much when she's this good! The group here is very hip – an ensemble brought to the date by her then-partner Max Roach – with Max on drums, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Julian Preister on trombone – all working with Abbey in a mode that's quite similar to her best appearances on Roach records from the same stretch! Titles include her amazing early version of "Afro Blue", plus "Lonely House", "Come Sunday", "Let Up", and a great version of Oscar Brown, Jr's "Brother Where Are You?" CD

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Abbey LincolnStraight Ahead ... CD
Candid (UK), 1961. Used ... $5.99
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those largeish Roach ensembles from the Impulse years – an assortment of players that includes Max on drums, Mal Waldron on piano, Eric Dolphy on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, and Booker Little on trumpet – plus the surprising additions of Walter Benton and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax! Gone are the sleepy standards of earlier sessions, and in their place is Lincoln's emerging sense of anger, power, and righteous indignation – served up on the original compositions "Retribution", "Straight Ahead", and "In The Red" – plus versions of "Blue Monk", "African Lady", and "Left Alone". CD
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Abbey LincolnStraight Ahead ... CD
Candid (UK), 1961. Used ... $8.99
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those largeish Roach ensembles from the Impulse years – an assortment of players that includes Max on drums, Mal Waldron on piano, Eric Dolphy on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, and Booker Little on trumpet – plus the surprising additions of Walter Benton and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax! Gone are the sleepy standards of earlier sessions, and in their place is Lincoln's emerging sense of anger, power, and righteous indignation – served up on the original compositions "Retribution", "Straight Ahead", and "In The Red" – plus versions of "Blue Monk", "African Lady", and "Left Alone". CD
(Out of print.)
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Abbey LincolnStraight Ahead (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Candid (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.98 On October 21, 2022
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those largeish Roach ensembles from the Impulse years – an assortment of players that includes Max on drums, Mal Waldron on piano, Eric Dolphy on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, and Booker Little on trumpet – plus the surprising additions of Walter Benton and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax! Gone are the sleepy standards of earlier sessions, and in their place is Lincoln's emerging sense of anger, power, and righteous indignation – served up on the original compositions "Retribution", "Straight Ahead", and "In The Red" – plus versions of "Blue Monk", "African Lady", and "Left Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
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Abbey LincolnStraight Ahead (Barnaby pressing) ... LP
Barnaby, 1961. Near Mint- ... $13.99
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those largeish Roach ensembles from the Impulse years – an assortment of players that includes Max on drums, Mal Waldron on piano, Eric Dolphy on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, and Booker Little on trumpet – plus the surprising additions of Walter Benton and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax! Gone are the sleepy standards of earlier sessions, and in their place is Lincoln's emerging sense of anger, power, and righteous indignation – served up on the original compositions "Retribution", "Straight Ahead", and "In The Red" – plus versions of "Blue Monk", "African Lady", and "Left Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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Abbey LincolnThat's Him! ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $5.99
One of Abbey Lincoln's earliest albums – an all star session recorded with backing by Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach! Abbey's still pretty straight at this point – singing a variety of wispy love songs and emotional tunes – but she's also bringing a bit more feeling to the material than most singers of her generation – hinting at the sharper tones that would come just a few years later in her work! And given the strength of the sidemen alone, the album's already a cut above most jazz vocal records from the time – but really takes on a strong voice when Abbey opens up on some of the best numbers on the set. Titles include "Strong Man", "My Man", "That's Him", "Don't Explain", "I Must Have That Man", and "When A Woman Loves A Man". CD

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Booker LittleOut Front! ... LP
Candid, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... On December 31, 2022
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of the modernism that Little forged with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy – but stated more strongly in his own voice as a leader and composer – a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before! The group here is the stuff of legends – with Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute – plus Don Friedman on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, Ron Carter or Art Davis on bass, and Max Roach on drums, tympani, and vibes! Titles are all original compositions by Little – and include "We Speak", "Strength & Sanity", "Quiet, Please", "Hazy Hues", and "Moods In Free Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Metronome All Stars/International Jazzmen/Just Jazz All StarsCapitol Jazz Classics Vol 6 – All Star Sessions ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Includes three tunes from a 1945 session by the Capitol International Jazzmen, with Bill Coleman on trumpet, Buster Bailey on clarinet, Benny Carter on alto, Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Nat King Cole on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar, John Kirby on bass, Max Roach on drums, and Kay Starr on vocals; four tunes by the Metronome All Stars from 1947 and 1951, with sidemen that include Dizzy Gilletpie, Buddy DeFranco, Flip Phillips, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, Max Roach, and others; and a side's worth of material from Louis Bellson's Just Jazz All Stars from 1952, with Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Wardell Gray, Billy Strayhorn, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s red label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole. Vinyl has a short click on "Punkin".)

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus (Prestige 2LP) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
An excellent double LP that brings together a stellar selection of Charles Mingus' best Debut Records sides from the early 50s – most of which are very hard to find on wax these days! This is the material that gave birth to the legend that would flower on Atlantic and Columbia Records a few years later – and Charles already shows his genius for picking players – working here with Mal Waldron on piano, Eddie Bert on trombone, Max Roach on drums, and Willie Jones on alto! The package has great notes, too – and titles include "Haitian Fight Song", "All the Things You Can C Sharp", "Percussion Discussion", "Work Song", "Ladybird", "Love Chant", "Jump Monk", "Septemberly", "A Foggy Day", and "Love Chant". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover is in great shape, but is slightly mis-aligned at the opening.)

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Charles MingusEight Classic Albums (Mingus Three/Charles Mingus Quartet/Clown/East Coasting/At The Bohemia/Pithecanthropus Errctus/Jazzical Moods/Mingus In Wonderland) (4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
A budget package overflowing with classic work by Mingus. Features Mal Waldron, Max Roach, Hampton Hawes, Jackie McLean, and Booker Ervin. CD

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Tumi MogorosiGroup Theory – Black Music ... CD
Mushroom Hour Half Hour (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99 About July 29, 2022 (delayed)
A stunning blend of spiritual jazz and voices – very much in the best spirit of classic work of this nature from Max Roach, Billy Harper, and Eddie Gale! There's a soulful energy that sets the record on fire right from the very first note – as South African drummer Tumi Mogorosi works with a group that features trumpet, alto, guitar, piano, bass, and drums – matched with a chorus of ten singers who rise and soar with the music – recalling the energy of classic records like Capra Black or Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music – but with elements that are sometimes more contemporary, too. A number of cuts have a vocal soloist stepping out of the group for a bit – and titles include "Wadada", "Where Are The Keys", "The Fall", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "At The Limit Of The Speakable", and "Panic Manic". CD

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Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". CD
(BMG Direct pressing – still sealed!)
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Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1956. Used ... $14.99
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". CD
(1996 Japanese HQ CD pressing with 20bit mastering – includes obi!)
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Thelonious MonkHigh Priest ... LP
Prestige, 1952. Very Good ... $13.99
Monk is joined by Gary Mapp or Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey or Max Roach on drums for ten tracks. The titles include "Blue Monk", "Bemsha Swing", "Monk's Dream", "Sweet & Lovely", "These Foolish Things", and "Little Rootie Tootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light stains on the corners, and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Trio ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1952/1954. Used ... $8.99
Key early trio material from Thelonious Monk – a record that features seminal recordings of important compositions, all done in sharply angular versions that showcase the best modern Monk touch on piano! As with a number of early Prestige LPs, the material here is pulled from 2 different sessions that were originally issued as smaller records – but there's a deeply unified sound to the record, and the raw early Monk sound is undeniably great! The trios here feature either Gary Mapp or Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey or Max Roach on drums – and titles include "Monk's Dream", "Little Rootie Tootie", "Bemsha Swing", "Trinkle Tinkle", "Blue Monk", "Just A Gigolo", and "Bye-Ya". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerBebop & Bird Vol 1 ... CD
Hipsville/Rhino, 1947/1950. Used ... $1.99
Notable sidemen include Bud Powell, Walter Bishop, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, JJ Johnson, Fats Navarro, and Curly Russell. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerBird At The Roost – The Savoy Years Vol 2 ... CD
Savoy, 1948/1949. Used ... $6.99 8.99
Famous radio recordings of the legendary Charlie Parker – captured at the Royal Roost nightclub in the late 40s – blasting out with incredible power over the airwaves in the New York scene! The presentation of the material here includes bits of announcer patter – mostly from Symphony Sid, who's really one of those guys that you've gotta hear to believe – a surprisingly wonderful combination with Bird's famous alto sax – presented here in a milieu that really lets you hear the raw power of both Parker's music and the way in which he was put forward to audiences at the time! This second volume features work by Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Al Haig on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and there's a slightly larger group on a few numbers too. Titles include "White Christmas", "Little Willie Leaps", "Half Nelson", "Ornithology", "Cheryl", and "On A Slow Boat To China". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerBird On Verve Volume 8 ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great reissue package that brings together 3 later sessions by Charlie Parker for Verve – both of them small group sets! Recordings include a 1953 quartet date with Al Haig, Percy Heath, and Max Roach; a 1954 quintet session with Walter Bishop, Teddy Kotick, and Roy Haynes – plus guitar by Jerome Darr; and a 1954 quintet session with Bishop, Kotick, Art Taylor, and Billy Bauer on guitar. The use of guitar in the sessions makes for some striking styles, and titles on the set include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Love For Sale", "Just One Of Those Things", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s French pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerBird Symbols ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1947. Very Good+ ... $13.99
An early 60s collection from three sessions in 1947, with Miles Davis on trumpet, Lucky Thompson on tenor, Duke Jordan, Erroll Garner, and Dodo Marmarosa on piano, Red Callendar, Tommy Potter, and Vic McMillan on bass, and Doc West, Max Roach, and Roy Porter on drums. Titles include "Moose The Moochie", "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Night In Tunisia", "Embraceable You", "My Old Flame" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing yellow label mono pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Memorial Vol 3 (UK version) ... LP
Savoy/Realm (UK), Late 40s/Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the better of the many posthumous albums that Savoy issued after Bird's death. The set combines one side of master takes and alternates of classic Parker material for the label with Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Tommy potter and Max Roach, and another of Bird's recordings with a young Miles Davis group that includes John Lewis, Nelson Boyd and Max Roach. Several takes each of "Cheryl", "Buzzy", "Milestones", "Little Willie Leaps", "Half Nelson" and "Sippin' At Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a flip-back cover, with some wear and aging, and a name stamp in back.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story ... CD
Savoy, 1945/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes Miles Davis on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include original and alternate takes of "Thriving From A Riff", "Meandering", "Koko", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce", all in early famous versions! CD
(1991 Nippon Columbia pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story – The Greatest Recording Session Made In Modern Jazz History In Its Entirety ... LP
Savoy, 1945/Early 60s. Sealed ... $19.99 24.99
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes Miles Davis on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include original and alternate takes of "Thriving From A Riff", "Meandering", "Koko", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce", all in early famous versions – with alternate takes too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – most likely a maroon label pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerEncores – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An 80s issue looking back on alternate takes of seminal bop material cut by Bird for Savoy. The recordings here are all of alternate versions of those originally released by Savoy on 10"s and 78s, and feature Parker alongside Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell and others. 16 tracks in all, including "Tiny's Tempo", "Romance Without Finance", "Billie's Bounce", "Thriving On A Riff", "Donna Lee", "Chasin' The Bird", "Milestones", "Half Nelson", "Bluebird" and more. . . LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a tiny mark from price sticker removal.)

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Charlie ParkerEssential Charlie Parker ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A nice retrospective including recordings with Max Roach, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, and many more, with titles including "Kim", "Just Friends", "Au Privave", "Funky Blues", "She Rote", "Swedish Schnapps", and "KC Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Charlie ParkerGreat Quartets & Quintets ... CD
Essential Jazz (Spain), Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
25 tracks from several dates in the early 50s featuring Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Thelonious Monk, Al Haig, Hank Jones, and John Lewis on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Max Roach on drums, and others. CD

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Charlie ParkerJazz Perennial – Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 ... LP
Verve, 1949. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of our favorite of Verve's "genius of" collections of Charlie Parker's work – largely because it includes some wonderful and oft-overlooked vocal tunes! 4 of the tracks on the set feature Bird blowing with a vocal chorus arranged by Dave Lambert – in a style that shouldn't work, but does – thanks to Lambert's keen bop sensibilities (heard here before his Lambert Hendricks & Ross years), and to players in the group that include Hal McKusick, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus. Other tracks have Parker either playing in a quartet with Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, and Hank Jones – or in a different group with Kenny Dorham and Tommy Turk. Titles include "Cardboard", "Visa", "Segment", "Passport", "Diverse", "I'm In the Mood For Love", "If I Love Again", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese mono pressing, UMV 2617. Includes the insert. A nice copy!)

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Charlie ParkerLegendary Dial Masters Vol 1 ... CD
Stash, Late 40s. Used ... $0.99 1.99
Featuring Miles Davis, Erroll Graner, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach. Tracks include "Night In Tunisia", "Ornithology", "Yardbird Suite", "Dexterity", "Bongo Bop", and "Dewey Square" – 25 cuts in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerMemorial Charlie Parker (1920 to 1955) ... LP
Vogue (France), Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Quintet, quartet, and sextet sessions from 1946 and 1947 with sidemen that include Erroll Garner, Duke Jordan, Jay Jay Johnson, Miles Davis, and Max Roach. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has some discolored sections in front and is lightly bent at the top.)
 
 
 



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