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Chet BakerChet Baker Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 3) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Very Good ... $99.99
Mindblowing early work from Chet Baker – quite possibly as clear a statement of the young trumpeter's genius as you might hope to find, served up here in a beautiful 10" LP package! The tracks are short, sweet, and very much to the point – but they already display a tremendous approach to the trumpet that was different from any other player – a sound that's recorded cleanly and clearly throughout, without any vocals at all. The great Russ Freeman is on piano, and titles include "The Lamp Is Low", "Russ Job", "Batter Up", "Easy To Love", and "Maid In Mexico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: Track one/side one has light crackles for the first half, and track one/side two has a few occasional crackles. The rest is very nice. Cover has light tape on the bottom seam, but is nice too.)

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Gerry Mulligan QuartetGerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 1) (10-inch) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Very Good ... $29.99
The first-ever album on Pacific Jazz – and a real doozy too! The record's something of a blueprint for west coast jazz of the 50s – and features Mulligan in a pianoless quartet with Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Bob Whitlock on bass – running through tunes that have a fluidly grooving approach and a masterful sense of economy, one that's emphasized even more on the shortness of the 10" LP – a nice change from some of those overstuffed Mulligan CDs that sometimes get us a bit lost in the 20-plus tracklist! Titles include classics "Freeway", "Walkin Shoes", "Bernie's Tune", "Nights At The Turntable", and "Soft Shoe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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Gerry Mulligan QuartetGerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 2) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Very Good- ... $11.99
Gerry's second 10" album for the Pacific Jazz label – and almost as groundbreaking as the first! Not only is the quartet with Chet Baker featured strongly on side 1 – with classics that include "Cherry", "Carson City Stage", and "Motel" – but Lee Konitz joins the group on side two, cutting things up with his angular alto sax – a sound that's beautifully placed next to the poised horns of Mulligan and Baker, in a way that really gives the record even more life! Titles on that side include "Sextet", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "Lover Man", and "Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and a small sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Art PepperBest Of Art Pepper (Pacific Jazz pressing) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
Tracks include "Pepper Returns", "Angel Wings", "Straight Life", "Patircia", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Cool Bunny". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Clifford BrownJazz Immortal ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK Affinity pressing. Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $4.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass Hit", and "Things To Come" – but on this album from 1965, he's reunited with Dizzy for a large group set of tracks that feature Diz as the main soloist – at a level that really shows the growth of both men at the time! Fuller's charts are large and full, but with a sense of space that's really amazing – almost like some of the soundtrack work Dizzy had done for The Cool World – with a mix of soulful and modern moments that's really wonderful. The group's kind of a mix of hip LA players – with Phil Moore Jr on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmy Bond on bass – plus a larger set of horn players backing Dizzy up. Titles include a number of great originals – such as "Be's That Way", "Big Sur", "Things Are Here", "Man From Monterey", and "Angel City". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1965. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass Hit", and "Things To Come" – but on this album from 1965, he's reunited with Dizzy for a large group set of tracks that feature Diz as the main soloist – at a level that really shows the growth of both men at the time! Fuller's charts are large and full, but with a sense of space that's really amazing – almost like some of the soundtrack work Dizzy had done for The Cool World – with a mix of soulful and modern moments that's really wonderful. The group's kind of a mix of hip LA players – with Phil Moore Jr on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmy Bond on bass – plus a larger set of horn players backing Dizzy up. Titles include a number of great originals – such as "Be's That Way", "Big Sur", "Things Are Here", "Man From Monterey", and "Angel City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Jim HallJazz Guitar ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Very Good ... $33.99
A rare early trio set from Jim Hall – especially noteworthy because Jim rarely worked in the format as a leader! The album's got Hall working with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – in a mode that slightly recalls some of Barney Kessel's mid 50s recordings over at Contemporary Records, but which also has that airier style that was Hall's first great calling card on his instrument. Some of the best cuts really have the notes hanging in air with incredible grace and a very subtle sense of swing – and titles include "This Is Always", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Stella By Starlight", "Deep In A Dream", "Seven Come Eleven", and "Thanks For The Memory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams held with a small piece of clear tape.)

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton – Jazz Milestone Series ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1950s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A 60s collection that brings together some of Chico's best early work for Pacific Jazz – including his groundbreaking Quintet, a group that completely redefined the sound of jazz on the west coast! The album's filled with playful tracks that feature Chico's unique rhythms next to instrumentation that includes guitar, flute, cello, and alto – with players that include Eric Dolphy, Jim Hall, Paul Horn, and Buddy Collette. Titles include "Soft Winds", "Satin Doll", "Caravan", "Taking A Chance On Love", "Sleep", "Take The A Train", and "Siete Quatro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Jazz CrusadersFreedom Sound ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Used ... $11.99
Sublime early soul jazz from the Jazz Crusaders – a seminal set that really has the group taking off right away! The use of "freedom" in the title is well placed – as the set definitely shows the players stretching out a bit on their solos – hinting at the magic that would move even more forward during their Lighthouse recordings – while still hanging onto the great groove that took them from Texas to the top of the LA scene! Every player's got a key presence here – Wilton Felder on tenor, Wayne Henderson on trombone, Joe Sample on piano, and Stix Hooper on drums – and the set also features some guest rhythm work from Jimmy Bond on bass and Roy Gaines on guitar, both of whom bring a nice pulse to the set. Titles include "The Geek", "Freedom Sound", and "Coon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jazz CrusadersJazz Crusaders At The Lighthouse ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The landmark first album to feature the Jazz Crusaders playing live at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach – the start of a great run of albums that would go onto help redefine the sound of soul jazz in the 60s! Although the group was already plenty darn great on their studio sides, working at the Lighthouse seemed to allow them to open up even more – work in a slightly longer, more spacious setting than in the studio – with more room for creative solos and a sound that was often more deeply soulful overall! In fact, the Jazz Crusaders association with the club helped turn the sound of the Lighthouse away from the "cool" reputation it got from Lighthouse All-Stars albums of the 50s – and open the place up as the more righteous venue for jazz expression to come from players like Lee Morgan, Grant Green, and Elvin Jones on Blue Note! The lineup here is classic Crusaders – with plenty of searing tenor work from Wilton Felder, slidingly soulful trombone from Wayne Henderson, storming piano by Joe Sample, and tight tight rhythm from Victor Gaskin on bass and Stix Hooper on drums. Tracks include some great originals, like "Congolese Sermon", "Cathy's Dilemma", and "Scandalizing", plus a great version of Jackie McLean's "Appointment in Ghana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jazz CrusadersLive At The Lighthouse '66 ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Used ... $14.99
One of the Jazz Crusaders' classic funky live sets from the 60's, recorded live at the Lighthouse, where there talents were slowly becoming the stuff of legend. Nice tight soul jazz stuff, with some excellent groovers that include an early version of "Scratch", plus "Blues Up Tight", "Miss It", and "Doin' That Thing". Longish tracks, with good drawn-out solos, and a totally heavy groove. Plus, this CD reissue also includes 2 bonus cuts that weren't on the original album! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersLookin' Ahead ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Good ... $4.99
A classic hard groover from this great soul jazz combo! The band are in perfect early form, and they wail nicely on some tight tight tight little tracks that virtually define the LA soul jazz sound of the 60s. Includes classics like "Young Rabbits" and "Big Hunk Of Funk" – plus the cuts "Tortoise & The Hare", "Sinnin Sam", "507 Neyland", and "Till All Ends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam and some stains at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Bud Shank & Bob CooperBud Shank & Bob Cooper – Mosaic Select (Bud Shank & Three Trombones/Jazz At Cal Tech/Flute N Oboe/Swing's To TV/Blowin Country) ... CD
Mosaic/Pacific Jazz, 1950s. Used 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful document of one of the best musical pairings on the west coast scene of the 50s – Bud Shank and Bob Cooper! The set features some of the pair's best recordings for the Pacific Jazz label in the 50s – material that was recorded for the albums Bud Shank & 3 Trombones, Bud Shank & Bob Brookmeyer, Jazz At Cal Tech, Flute N Oboe, Blowin Country, and The Swing's To TV. Some of the sessions feature Shank as the main instrumentalist, with Cooper doing arrangements – and others feature the pair playing together, in wonderful multi-reed settings that include work on alto, tenor, flute, oboe, and bass clarinet! Together, the pair had a well-crafted sound that showed the best elements of the west coast at the time – a tight sense of arrangements and execution, but also a solfulness to the solo work that made even the shortest tunes bristle with life and energy! The set features a huge amount of material – 50 titles in all, on 3CDs, with great notes on the material – and the quality of the package is tremendous! CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the outer slipcover. Booklet is included. Priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersChile Con Soul ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best 60s albums by the Crusaders – and a swinging Latin session to boot! The core group of The Jazz Crusaders is expanded with some funky flute from Hubert Laws, sweet organ licks from Clare Fischer, and lots of congas from Carlos Vidal – all of whom push the group past their usual (and excellent) soul jazz bag, into a realm of hard-grooving Latin numbers! The playing on the set is tremendous – as "in the pocket" as the group could be, but also a lot more hiply swinging and open to rhythmic changes. A total gem – with titles that include "Agua Dulce", "Tacos", "Soul Bourgeoisie", and "Latin Bit". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersLighthouse '68 ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of their many fantastic live sets from The Lighthouse – just about all of which are excellent. This one's one of their best, and features a few beautiful longer tracks that have a spiritual soulful vibe that you don't always get from the group. These tracks include "Native Dancer" and "The Emperor", and they sit nicely next to straighter soul jazz tracks like "Eleanor Rigby" and "Ooga-Boo-Ga-Loo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersStretchin' Out ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1964. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Jazz Crusaders at their early best – swinging hard, and virtually defining the sound of soul jazz on the west coast scene of the 60s! The sound here is impeccable – tight rhythms overlaid with searing solos – all the best the young group had to offer, thanks to the early genius of Wayne Henderson on trombone, Wilton Felder on tenor and alto, Joe Sample on piano, and Stix Hooper on drums. The set also features a bit of guitar from Joe Pass, and bass from Monk Montgomery – who brings in a nice bottom to the rhythms – furthering the groove that really keeps things going! The set list is a mix of originals and tracks by other jazz artists, and includes "Long John", "Out Back", "Bachafillen", "Sweetwater", and "You Are Only Sometimes Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black & silver label pressing. Cover is in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersTalk That Talk ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest records the Jazz Crusaders ever cut! The album's got their usual hard soul jazz quintet sound augmented by a bigger band – strangely uncredited on the record, but giving the group a lofty sound that pushes them into a whole new sound! The core style is still the LA soul jazz that the group virtually pioneered – but the added instrumentation gives them a hard-swinging feel that makes the album feel like a lost gem on MPS. Cool tracks include the group's strident reading of Edu Lobo's "Arrasto", a tenor-heavy version of "Walkin My Cat Named Dog", and the great original track "Turkish Black", which has some excellent organ work by Joe Sample! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split spine.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersTough Talk ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early Crusaders material – and like many of their 60s sides, filled with memorable soul jazz that would become the template for a sound that would become the face of popular jazz for decades. The songs are almost all short, hard-cracking originals, and they've all got that tight LA groove that the band virtually invented – with sharp, concise solos that ring out nicely by Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder, and Joe Sample. 9 numbers in all including "Boopie", "Turkish Black", "Deacon Brown", "Tough Talk", "Lazy Canary", "Lonely Horn", "Brother Bernard" and "No Name Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has a splitting spine. Vinyl plays with a click on the final track.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersUh Huh ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer Jazz Crusaders material – exactly the kind of record that really had the group coming into their own in the second half of the 60s – finding a rich new groove that few other combos could match! The record captures the group at a perfect time – a point when they were breaking past the tighter shorter formula of earlier material, and moving into a slightly more spiritual conception – yet one that still had a hard swing and a deeply soulful vibe! The record's a prime example of the never-ending energy held by the band – near-perfect on every track, and played with a sense of creative expression that easily puts them at the top of the soul jazz scene in the late 60s! Titles include "Night Theme", "Air Waves", "Uh Huh", "Watts Happening", and "Ice Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, splitting seams and a sticker along the spine.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersJazz Crusaders Live At The Lighthouse '68 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/EMI, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the Jazz Crusaders many fantastic live sets from The Lighthouse – just about all of which are excellent, but '68 is a real standout! Perhaps the single feature that pushes this set above and beyond the others, is the beautiful longer tracks – ones have a spiritual soulful vibe that you don't always get from the group, particularly in comparatively dry studio settings. Those standout tracks include "Native Dancer" and "The Emperor", and they sit nicely next to straighter soul jazz tracks like the group's reading of "Eleanor Rigby" and "Ooga-Boo-Ga-Loo". This CD features four previously bonus tracks – including "Cathy The Cooker", "Shadows", "Tough Talk" and Third Principle". CD
(Out of print.)

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Curtis Amy & Frank ButlerGroovin Blue ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good- ... $16.99
One of the best Curtis Amy records for Pacific Jazz – and an album that really has him stretching out, hitting some of the more openly soulful modes that would develop further in the 60s! The set's a partnership with drummer Frank Butler, who himself is a pretty hip cat – and together, the pair break past the organ/tenor modes of the initial albums by Amy – really stretching out with help from trumpeter Carmell Jones, pianist Frank Strazzeri, and a young Bobby Hutcherson on vibes! Bassist Jimmy Bond ensures that things groove tightly – and titles include "Very Frank", "Groovin Blue", "Bobblin", and "Gone Into It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black & silver label pressing with wide deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks at the beginning of "Gone Into It". Cover has several pieces of masking tape on the seams and spine, overall wear and aging, and some pen and marker on back.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Mid 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great no-nonsense session from Chet – blowing here with Russ Freeman on piano, blocking out backgrounds that work perfectly with the fragile tone of Chet's horn. The rest of the group features Carson Smith on bass and Larry Bunker on drums – and titles include "Bea's Flat", "Moon Love", "Happy Little Sunbeam", "No Ties", and "Band Aid". CD
(Out of print West Coast Classics pressing from Blue Note – lots of bonus tracks!)

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Chet BakerChet Baker Sextet (10-inch) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good ... $39.99
A real lost treasure from Chet Baker – an obscure sextet session, originally issued only as a 10" LP! The record features Chet's trumpet in a frontline with Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and Bud Shank on baritone sax – working through a set of cool modern arrangements by Jack Montrose, Johnny Mandel, and Bill Holman – in a mellow west coast take on the chamber jazz sound of the 50s. The pairing of horns is great, and makes for some evocative changes and tonal colors – on a set list that includes the tracks "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day", "Dot's Groovy", "The Half Dozens", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging, and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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Chet Baker & Bud Shank/Leith StevensTheme Music From The James Dean Story (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1956. Used ... $9.99
Although the initial release of this music was a cheap attempt to cash in on the tragic fame of the late James Dean, this 1956 session was also one of the nicest big band dates to come out of the Pacific Jazz catalog of the 1950s! Chet Baker and Bud Shank are the featured soloists of the set – and the group's conducted by Johnny Mandel and Bill Holman, both excellent arrangers with a strong feel for soundtrack-oriented material of this sort. Tommy Sands sings vocals on a version of "Let Me Be Loved", which is the only standard on the set – as the rest of the tracks are originals by the great Leith Stevens. The band's filled with other west coasters that you'll recognize – and titles include "The Movie Star", "Jimmy's Theme", "The Search", "Lost Love", and "Rebel At Work". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small spot of sticker residue on the cover.)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Russ FreemanQuartet – Russ Freeman & Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great no-nonsense session from Chet – blowing here with Russ Freeman on piano, blocking out backgrounds that work perfectly with the fragile tone of Chet's horn. The rest of the group is completed by Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Shelly Manne on drums – and the tracks are simple and elegant, but with well placed solo work. Titles include "Fan Tan", "Love Nest", "Summer Sketch", and "Say When". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don EllisLive In 3/2/3/4 Time ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Used ... $12.99
Fresh and modern big band work – with a nice dash of soul, and some of the early traces of funk that would later show up heavily in Ellis' 70s work! Tracks are long, and in compelling time structures – as indicated by the titles – and groove with an MPS-like approach to the work – strong solos bursting out from the larger band, and very strong rhythms pushing most of the tracks nicely over the top! Players include Ira Schulman, Ruben Leon, Dave Mackay, and Ron Starr – and titles include "Barnum's Revenge", "Upstart", "Thetis", "Orientation", and "Freedom Jazz Dance". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil EvansNew Bottle Old Wine ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $9.99
A masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available New Bottle Old Wine (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Clare FischerManteca! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the great Clare Fischer – and one of the first to really show his special talents at their best! The sound here is a wonderful blend of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian modes – and in addition to piano, Clare plays plenty of organ on the date – which bristles with this cool, clear sound amidst larger backdrops that have a very driving feel! There's lots of percussive energy at the bottom of the bigger group tracks – thanks to work from Latin percussionists Carlos Vidal, Cuco Martinez, Chino Valdes, and Rudy Calzado – and some of the other cuts feature a smaller group, but still with lots of great percussion! Clare's organ has this feel that's very different than the usual Hammond jazz style – and really sounds great throughout – on a batch of tracks that includes a key reading of his classic "Morning" – plus the cuts "Manteca", "Favela", "Afro Blue", "Dulzura", and "Negrita". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Clare FischerSurging Ahead ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Early trio work from pianist Clare Fischer – definitely surging ahead at this point in his career! The set's got a bit more of a freewheeling sound than some of Fischer's later, more arranged material – lots of tight piano from Clare in the lead, swung with a good blend of soul jazz energy mixed with Latin and Brazilian influences – with support from a few different rhythm teams, players who include Gary Peacock, Ralph Pena, and Albert Stinson on bass – and Gene Stone, Larry Bunker, and Colin Bailey on drums! Some of the tracks are a bit longer than you'd expect for such a record – taking things nicely past conventional trio expectations – and titles include "Billie's Bounce", "Way Down East", "Davenport Blues", "Strayhorn", "This Can't Be Love", and "Without A Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Russ Freeman/Richard TwardzikTrio ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Capitol, 1954. Used ... $22.99
One of the rarest albums on the Pacific Jazz label from the 50s – featuring a side apiece of trio material by pianists Russ Freeman and Richard (aka Dick) Twardzik. Both players were known as accompanists of Chet Baker during his sublime mid 50s run at Pacific Jazz – and although Freeman is well-remembered today as the strong player he always was, Twardzik has quickly fallen into obscurity, due to a young death in the mid 50s – and this album features some of the few tracks he recorded as a leader on his own. Freeman plays with Joe Mondragon on bass and Shelly Manne on drums, and Twardzik plays with Carson Smith and Peter Littman – and titles include "Yellow Tango", "Round Midnight", "Abuquerque Social Swim", "Backfield In Motion", "Bock's Tops", and "Yesterday's Gardenias". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good ... $19.99
An archetypal record from the west coast scene of the 50s – a sublime batch of lightly grooving numbers from Chico Hamilton's famous early Quintet! The power here really comes from a triad of three players – reedman Buddy Collette, mentioned in the title and playing flute, alto, tenor, and clarinet; guitarist Jim Hall, whose spacious use of his instrument set new standards with this record; and cellist Fred Katz, often an unsung hero whose gentle sound shapes really helped bring a sense of tone and color to the group. Also featured is bassist Carson Smith, giving the same great sensitive accompaniment here he did in Gerry Mulligan's early quartet – and Chico himself is on drums, of course, but often playing with unusual timings and touches that really make for a lot more than conventional rhythm! Titles include "Blue Sands", "The Sage", "A Nice Day", "Buddy Boo", and "Spectacular" – as well as "Free Form", which is totally improvised – although in a way that's very different from any 60's track that would have the same sort of name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with small splits in the bottom seam.)

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Richard Groove HolmesAfter Hours ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $8.99
An obscure early one from Groove Holmes! Despite the title, this one's actually a nice batch of pretty groovy tracks – played by Groove with two different trios, both of which give him plenty of room to stretch out, and prove that he always worked best in smaller ensembles! Lots of nice originals on the session – including "Groove Bird", "Do It My Way", "Minor Surgery", and "Sweatin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesGroove ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Capitol, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An early cooker from Richard Groove Holmes – and one of the most important Hammond jazz sets to come out of the west coast at the time! At a point when most folks think the east has a lock on the instrument, Groove bursts forth here with a great hard-edged sound – proof that the LA scene didn't just go for cool jazz and the occasional hardbop date – and the start of a great run of records that would have Holmes sounding great all through the 60s! The lineup is nicely unusual, too – with guitar from Chicagoan George Freeman, then on the west coast – and a key part of Holmes' group for years – and trombone from the excellent Lawrence Tricky Lofton, a player who rarely recorded, but made some great sides with Carmell Jones. The group also features Les McCann on piano, a nice combo with the organ – plus Ben Webster on tenor and Ron Jefferson on drums. Titles include "Good Groove", "That Healin' Feelin'", "Them That's Got", and "Deep Purple". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Groove ... LP 19.99

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Richard Groove HolmesGroove ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An early cooker from Richard Groove Holmes – and one of the most important Hammond jazz sets to come out of the west coast at the time! At a point when most folks think the east has a lock on the instrument, Groove bursts forth here with a great hard-edged sound – proof that the LA scene didn't just go for cool jazz and the occasional hardbop date – and the start of a great run of records that would have Holmes sounding great all through the 60s! The lineup is nicely unusual, too – with guitar from Chicagoan George Freeman, then on the west coast – and a key part of Holmes' group for years – and trombone from the excellent Lawrence Tricky Lofton, a player who rarely recorded, but made some great sides with Carmell Jones. The group also features Les McCann on piano, a nice combo with the organ – plus Ben Webster on tenor and Ron Jefferson on drums. Titles include "Good Groove", "That Healin' Feelin'", "Them That's Got", and "Deep Purple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Liberty pressing.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove Holmes & Gene AmmonsGroovin' With Jug ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Groove and Jug wail away in this classic set of tenor/organ tracks recorded for Pacific Jazz in the early 60s. The backing is spare, with only Gene Edwards on guitar and Leroy Henderson on drums, and tracks include "Morris The Minor", "Good Vibrations", "Hey You, What's That?", and "Groovin' With Jug". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (10-inch) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Very Good ... $29.99
A classic meeting – the icy alto of Lee Konitz, with the mellifluous sound of the Gerry Mulligan quartet that included Chet Baker, Larry Bunker, and Carson Smith. The material was recorded in 1953 at The Haig in LA – and tracks include "Broadway", "These Foolish Things", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Five Brothers","My Old Flame", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some yellowing from age, and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Les McCannLes McCann Ltd In New York (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Used ... $11.99
A killer live set by Les McCann – and one that actually him playing with some horns! The record was cut early in McCann's career, with his Ltd trio that had Herbie Lewis on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums – plus some great guest work by Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Frank Haines on tenor. We can't stress how much these players add a groove to Les' group – as we always enjoy his piano playing, but find most of his trio sets a bit sleepy. Instead, this one grooves like a rare Blue Note – and the tracks are long with plenty of great solo interplay. Titles include "Cha Cha Twist", "Chip Monck", and "Maxie's Changes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFar Wes ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
With Monk Montgomery on bass, Buddy Montgomery on piano, Louis Hayes & Tony Bazley on drums, Pony Poindexter on alto saxophone & Harold Land on tenor saxophone. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFingerpickin ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Buddy Montgomery on vibes, and Monk Montgomery on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gerry MulliganCalifornia Concerts ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good- ... $9.99
A classic live album by Gerry – featuring one set of tracks recorded in Stockton, CA in 1954, with Chico Hamilton, Red Mitchell, and Jon Eardley; and another recorded in San Diego the same year, with Zoot Sims, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Red Mitchell, and Eardley. Gerry even plays a bit on the piano, despite its absence from his other work – and titles include "Western Reunion", "Little Girl Blue", "Blues Going Up", and "The Red Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan – The Original Quartet With Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A massive 2CD set that collects together 42 early recordings by the legendary Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker – the complete work of that group for Pacific Jazz, apart from their pairing with Lee Konitz! The set is really overflowing with work, and includes both 10" and 12" LP takes of some tunes, plus a few other alternates, and all of the original material that was spread out over a number of hard-to-track down 10" LPs. Both Mulligan and Baker recorded together a number of times after this, in a "reunion" style that hearkened back to the fame of these sides – but the originals are still the best, and feature a magical pairing of two gentle jazz talents in a setting that's mostly piano-less – but which also features some occasional work from Jimmy Rowles, plus a bit of ivory from Gerry as well. Titles include "She Didn't Say Yes She Didn't Say No", "Bernie's Tune", "Soft Shoe", "Walkin Shoes", "Motel", "Cherry", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Swinghouse", "Five Brothers", "Tea For Two", and "Funhouse". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Quartet – At Storyville (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Gerry Mulligan brings the piano back in nicely here – but in a way that still hangs onto all the best modern tones of his earlier Pacific Jazz sessions! The date's a live one – done at Storyville in Boston – but the sound is wonderfully intimate, with Gerry on baritone sax and piano, Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Bill Crow on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums. The Crow/Bailey rhythm section is superb – nicely swinging throughout – and Gerry's work on piano has that airy, moody quality that would show up even more strongly in the 60s. Titles include "Bweebida Bwobbida", "Open Country", "Rustic Hop", "Bike Up The Strand", and "Storyville Story". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Chet BakerBest Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet With Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1952/1953/1957. Used ... $2.99
Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax & Chet Baker on trumpet. Joined by Bobby Whitlock, Carson Smith & Henry Grimes on bass & Chico Hamilton, Larry Bunker & Dave Bailey on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe PassJoy Spring ... CD
Blue Note/Pacific Jazz, 1964. Used ... $9.99
A gem by Joe Pass – recorded "live" in the studio a few months before his legendary For Django album, but never issued until the 70s! The set's got a freeness that you don't always hear in some of Pass' other more restrained work – and working with a quartet that includes Mike Wofford on piano, Pass crafts some long and beautiful versions of tracks that include "Joy Spring", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Relaxin At Camarillo", and "Some Time Ago". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill PerkinsBill Perkins On Stage ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $11.99
A beautiful album of crispy cool jazz from the LA scene of the 50s – one that features the octet of Bill Perkins recorded live in Hollywood, but in a "special hi-fi theater recording" that has sound as sublime as his studio work! The group includes Perkins on tenor, Bud Shank on alto, Jack Nimitz on baritone, Stu Williamson on trumpet, Carl Fontana on trombone, Russ Freeman on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. The live setting takes nothing away from the perfection of the group's conception, as Perkins' leadership is impeccable, bringing together the horns in a beautiful wash of sound. Titles include "Let Me See", "Zing Zang", "For Dancers Only", "One Hundred Years From Today", "Song Of The Islands", and "As They Reveled". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill PerkinsJust Friends ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A classic west coast session – and one of the few albums cut by tenorist Bill Perkins as a leader – and a date that's every bit as essential as postwar sides by other bigger names of the LA scene! Bill's got a great tone that really deserves to be heard – as lean and cool as fellow LA scenester Bud Shank, but also with a soulful quality that recalls some of the alto work coming out of Boston in the 50s – yet on many other sessions, he was always part of a bigger group, and not a leader on his own. Here, that fault is nicely corrected – as Bill blows tenor, and a bit of flute and bass clarinet – in the company of Richie Kamuca on tenor and Hampton Hawes on piano in one group – and alongside Art Pepper on alto and Jimmy Rowles on piano in another. Tracks include "Solid De Sylva", "Zenobia", "Diane A Flow", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with iobi!)

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Buddy RichBest Of Buddy Rich ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
Lots of groovy big band tracks from the 60s – with a surprisingly soulful sound! CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy RichBig Swing Face ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
A hard-driving big band set from Buddy Rich – recorded with one of his groovy 60s lineups! The live date features work brom Bobby Shew on trumpet and Ernie Watts on alto – and titles include "Wack Wack", "Norwegian Wood", "The Beat Goes On", and "Mexicali Nose". CD

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Buddy RichBuddy & Soul ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1969. Used ... $9.99
Groovy stuff! We'd never say a bad word about Buddy (or else he'd sock us one!), but this album is particularly nice – as it features Rich's swinging late 60s group doing some pop/jazz covers of groovy 60s tunes, plus some very tasty originals! All tracks are pretty short, and the band plays with a tight fire that reminds us of some of the best moments on the Blue Juice compilations. Includes covers of "Hello, I Love You", "Soul Kitchen", "Comin Home Baby", and "Love And Peace" – plus tasty originals like "Wonderbag", and "Soul Lady". CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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Buddy RichKeep The Customer Satified ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1970. Used ... $8.99
Buddy certainly knew how to keep the customer satisfied – as you'll hear on this hip set of big band grooves, recorded by Buddy for Liberty Records in 1970, and issued here with a number of extra bonus cuts. The set's got Buddy working with a tight group of younger players, in a mode that's not exactly funky, but which owes a lot to the funking up of the big band scene that was going on during the late 60s. There's electric bass underneath most of the cuts, and bubbly organ emerges from the horns on a good number of titles. Tracks include "Groovin Hard", "The Juicer Is Wild", "Long Day's Journey", "Celebration", "He Quit Me", and more. CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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Buddy RichNew One! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Very hard-burning work from Buddy's hip band of the mid 60s – a large ensemble, but one that features searing horn parts that cut through the bigger arrangements with ease! Buddy really had an ear for tuning power with personality at this point in his career – and although the group comes on with the raging energy that's every bit the Rich calling card in the 60s, they also more than make their individual voices known. Ernie Watts, Jay Corre, and Charles Owens all provide excellent contributions to the set – and titles include "Standing Up In A Hammock", "Luv", "Something For Willie", "Group Shot", "The Rotten Kid", and "New Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonOn Stage ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1965. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The title's a weird one, because the album was recorded in the studio and not on stage – but we're hardly going to complain, because the record's so great! Wilson is really cooking for this one – leading an all-great group that includes Curtis Amy, Roy Ayers, Jack Wilson, Joe Pass, Bobby Bryant, Anthony Ortega, and other 60s LA soul jazz luminaries – all coming together in a style that's certainly big band, but which allows plenty of space for breakout solos – and which really grooves a lot more like a small combo session than you might expect! Titles include "Los Moros De Espana", "In The Limelight", "Musette", "Lighthouse Blues", and "El Viti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove.)

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Gerald WilsonOn Stage (80s pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1965. Sealed ... $4.99
The title's a weird one, because the album was recorded in the studio and not on stage – but we're hardly going to complain, because the record's so great! Wilson is really cooking for this one – leading an all-great group that includes Curtis Amy, Roy Ayers, Jack Wilson, Joe Pass, Bobby Bryant, Anthony Ortega, and other 60s LA soul jazz luminaries – all coming together in a style that's certainly big band, but which allows plenty of space for breakout solos – and which really grooves a lot more like a small combo session than you might expect! Titles include "Los Moros De Espana", "In The Limelight", "Musette", "Lighthouse Blues", and "El Viti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gerald WilsonPortraits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
An excellent album from Gerald Wilson – one that features some of his most inventive writing and arranging to date! The album's a perfect balance between the two sides of LA jazz in the 60s – the soul jazz groove, and the growing modern scene – which often didn't get the larger exposure it needed, but would sometimes peek forth under the guidance of mainstream figures like Wilson. The set features very strong solo work by hip LA players like Jimmy Woods on alto, Jack Wilson on piano, Harold Land on tenor, and Joe Pass on guitar – and the tracks are all tributes to some of Wilson's biggest influences – so "Eric" is dedicated to Eric Dolphy, "Ravi" to Ravi Shankar, "Paco" to the great Spanish matador, and so on. The whole thing's quite hip, and another example of how Wilson could perfectly balance the modernist impulses of the LA underground with a tight sense of arrangement and presentation that helped him reach a very wide audience at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing.)

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Gerald WilsonYou Better Believe It! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
One of Gerald Wilson's first albums – and a groundbreaking set of big band tracks that taps the richly soulful talents of 60s LA! Just about every single player in the group is a master talent – and soloists include Carmell Jones, Harold Land, Teddy Edwards, Walter Benton, Joe Maini, and Groove Holmes, whose organ lines get top billing with the band – and soar out over the top majestically! Tracks include many strong originals like "Blues For Yna Yna", "Jeri", "Moody Blue", "Straight Up & Down", and "The Wailer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Gerald Wilson OrchestraGolden Sword ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Latiny tracks from Gerald Wilson – but done with his usual tight LA soul jazz groove! Wilson swings, as always, and leads a band of LA players with a fabulous mix of styles. The set's got Harold Land, Anthony Ortega, Laurindo Almeida, Roy Ayers, Teddy Edwards, and Jimmy Woods – to name but a few – and the performances are fantastic as each individual member surrenders to the larger aims of the group. Not that Wilson's totally blotting out their individual talents, though, as the record's filled with tiny eruptions of sound from individual members as they crash through a groovy set of tracks that includes "La Mentira", "The Serpent", "Man Of La Mancha", and "The Golden Sword". Great stuff, very dramatic, and very jazzy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from the late 50's by Chet! Although Baker's trumpet playing in the early part of the decade became known as one of the trademark "cool" sounds of the west coast, he started to move towards a sound that was a lot more hardbop at the end of the decade – as you'll hear on this tasty album. The session's got a great (and unlikely) batch of players accompanying Chet – like firey young soul jazz pianist Bobby Timmons, modal grooving bassist Jimmy Bond, and cool tenorist Phil Urso. The set's a great one, and pushes Chet's sound way past the usual stereotypes. Titles include "Medium Rock", "Lucius Lu", "Revelation", and "To Mickey's Memory". Plus, this excellent reissue CD also adds a number of bonus tracks recorded by the same group, but not issued with the original album. Added titles include "Chippyin", "Line For Lyons (vocal version!)", and "Jumpin Off A Clef". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Big Band (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work – and believe it or not, a great big band album led by Chet Baker! Although Chet's mostly best known for his work in small groups, he's really shining here as the leader of a large ensemble that includes a mix of "cool" west coast players on horns – Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli, and others – plus more hard bop-oriented players on rhythm – Lawrence Marable, Jimmy Bond, and the great Bobby Timmons – making a surprise appearance on piano! The combination makes for a real monster of an album – crackling with energy all the way through, and featuring some of Baker's hardest solos on wax! Tracks include "A Foggy Day", "Mythe", "Phil's Blues", and "Tenderly". 16 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Ensemble (10 inch LP) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cool moody work from Chet Baker – a very unusual set that has him blowing with a larger group than usual! The set's real star is Jack Montrose – the great west coast arranger who had a perfect talent for taking horns and locking them up tight to create a sound full of gloss and surprise! Montrose plays tenor sax on the set – in a three sax section that also features Herb Geller and Bob Gordon – and the rest of the group includes Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Joe Mondragon on bass. Chet's work is great too – but the real appeal of the set is the Montrose-styled groove – very nice all the way through! Tracks include "Ergo", "A Dandy Line", "Pro Defunctus", "Goodbye", "Headline", and "Little Old Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean, and cover is nice too!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerMy Old Flame – Chet Baker Quartet Live Vol 3 ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last in a series of rare 50s live material from Chet Baker – featuring a near-lost performance from the Tiffany Club in LA, recorded in 1954 with a group that includes Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Bob Neel on drums. The tracks are presented in crystal-clear long versions – really sparkling with a sound that's tremendous for a live set at the time – and which is even more amazing, considering that most of the tracks hadn't been issued before. A few numbers were issued in edited form on an Italian label, and later briefly on one of the out of print Mosaic box sets – but the CD features the full performance – 12 tracks in all, all in unedited takes. Titles include "Lullaby Of the Leaves", "Russ Job", "The Wind", "Frenesi", "Carson City Stage", and "A Dandy Line". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerYoung Chet ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Carson Smith & Jimmy Bond on bass, Bob Neel & Peter Littman on drums, Bobby Timmons & Russ Freeman on piano, Bill Perkins & Phil Urso on tenor saxophone & Chet Baker on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Art PepperPlayboys ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent session that stands as one of both players' strongest from the time! Baker's really opening up here, moving more into that hardbop mode of the late 50s – and Pepper's already hit his stride here – with the pair of them working in a group that includes Phil Urso on tenor, Carl Perkins on piano, Curtis Counce on bass, and Larry Marable on drums. The whole set's got that west coast cool crossover to hardbop feel that you'd get on Baker's Chet Baker And Crew set – thanks to fire from the rhythm section, and a sharp edge from Urso. Tracks include "Minor Yours", "Tynan Time", "For Miles & Miles", "CTA", and "Picture Of Heath". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Art PepperRoute ... CD
Capitol/Pacific Jazz, 1956/1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Richie Kamuca on tenor, Pete Jolly on piano, Leroy Vinegar on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Booker ErvinStructurally Sound ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Booker Ervin's last sessions – quite different than some of his earlier work, and a great indication of the way that he was stretching his style in the years before his untimely death. The group's a committed band of modernists, and includes a young Charles Tolliver on trumpet, plus John Hicks on piano and Lennie McBrownie on drums. The tracks are short, but they're a compelling mix of Booker's searching tenor lines with warm lyrical accompaniment. Titles include "Boo's Blues", "Franess", "Stolen Moments", "Berkshire Blues", and a great reading of "Dancing In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen on front, with writing inside the gatefold and on back. Labels have a small name written in pen.)

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✨✧ Russ Freeman/Richard TwardzikTrio ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums on the Pacific Jazz label from the 50s – featuring a side apiece of trio material by pianists Russ Freeman and Richard (aka Dick) Twardzik. Both players were known as accompanists of Chet Baker during his sublime mid 50s run at Pacific Jazz – and although Freeman is well-remembered today as the strong player he always was, Twardzik has quickly fallen into obscurity, due to a young death in the mid 50s – and this album features some of the few tracks he recorded as a leader on his own. Freeman plays with Joe Mondragon on bass and Shelly Manne on drums, and Twardzik plays with Carson Smith and Peter Littman – and titles include "Yellow Tango", "Round Midnight", "Abuquerque Social Swim", "Backfield In Motion", "Bock's Tops", and "Yesterday's Gardenias". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Pacific Jazz pressing, with deep groove! Cover has a split top seam, but is otherwise nice.)
Also available Trio ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Freddie GambrellFreddie Gambrell With Ben Tucker, Bass ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an obscure little session – especially for the Pacific Jazz label, who mostly worked with some of the bigger names on the west coast scene! Pianist Freddie Gambrell is a player we only know from this one rare album – but it's quite a gem, and is cut in an unusual format that features only the bass of Ben Tucker backing him up. The lack of a drummer is somewhat rare for the time – and makes the album a piano duo session, instead of a trio date – but Freddie's got an intrinsically rhythmic approach to the keys that more than makes up for any missing percussion – a solidly soulful sound that has more than enough romp on its own to set up a groove! Titles include the originals "Who You", "Summer House", and "Opus 116" – plus versions of "Feudin & Fightin", "Yesterdays", "Anything Goes", and "Linda". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s Japanese pressing, PJ 1256, with obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleDone It Again (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Get On Down, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very very very groovy stuff by this masterful jazz vibist, recorded with a sort of late 60s swingin' feel – but still very much in the pocket and warm as a summer breeze! Lytle has a pretty remarkable way of playing the vibes with speed and energy, yet the overall feel still has kind of a relaxed West Coast vibe – a beautiful blend that rivals, if not beats, the sound of Cal Tjader on late 60s Verve! Jimmy Foster grooves along on organ, and the interplay with Lytle is key to the classic sound – but the whole group is great here – Major Holley on bass, Peppy Hinant on drums and Don Alias on conga, which brings in plenty of Latin kick. 6 of the 10 numbers are Lytle originals, including "Done It Again", "Sleepy Dozier", "Zote", "Jungle Child" and "Happy Preacher" – plus "If Ever I Should Leave You", "People" and "The Nearness Of You". CD
(Comes in a great, heavy cardboard gatefold-style package!)

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✨✧ Johnny LytleSwingin' At The Gate ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little live album from soul jazz vibist Johnny Lytle – and maybe one of his best of the 60s! The set was recorded at the Village Gate, and it mixes Lytle's usual blend of vibes and organ with a nice touch of Latin percussion – which really expands the sound in a great way! Features Jimmy Foster on Hammond, Larry Gales on bass, Josell Carter on drums, and Patato Valdes on congas – on titles that include "Gonna Get That Boat", "Minor Soul", "Jugee Boogie", and "Mongo"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Les McCannSoul Hits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really hard-hitting groover from the great 60s trio of Les McCann – a set that adds in some extra guitar from Joe Pass, who definitely sounds his most soulful on the set! Joe grooves perfectly with Les' piano – and has almost a Kenny Burrell-like depth in tone throughout – one that we're not as likely to hear on other Pass sessions of this vintage, possibly because of the excellent rhythms from Paul Chambers on bass and Paul Humphrey on drums! Tunes are definitely the soul hits promised in the title – mostly numbers that were brimming up big in the soul jazz generation of the time, but given a particular Les McCann twist. Titles include "Sister Sadie", "Bag's Groove", "Back At The Chicken Shack", "Work Song", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Groove Yard", and "Sack O Woe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Les McCannSpanish Onions ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 60s soul jazz piano material from Les – recorded live at an "after hours" concert at the Esquire Theater in LA, with a relaxed open-ended groove that's a bit different than that on some of his studio albums from the time. The group is his classic trio with Paul Humphrey on drums – and the record includes some nice mellow soul tunes, like "Spanish Onions", "El Soulo", "Git Them Grits", and "Lavande". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les McCann Ltd.On Time ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A quartet session that has Les playing with Leroy Vinnegar on bass, Ron Jefferson on drums, and Joe Pass on guitar. Pass' guitar opens the group up nicely – expanding Les a bit past some of the gospel drenched work of earlier yesr. Tracks include "Maichen", "Bernie's Tune", "So What", "On Time", and "Fondue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing on clear amber colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryEasy Groove ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What better way to describe Wes' playing than an easy groove! Also released under the Montgomery Brothers name, this side has a nice breezy quality to it, with backing by his brothers Buddy & Monk on piano & bass, plus Harold Land on tenor. The sides were recorded a few years earlier, in the 50s, with a nice crisp quality to the playing, though there are a few pieces recorded at other sessions, one number with Freddie Hubbard, "Bock to Bock" and another in a more Mastersounds mode, "Baubles, Bangles & Beads". Also includes "Far Wes", "Leila" & "Hymn for Carl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bumped corner and some small scrapes at the opening.)

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✨✧ Jack MontroseJack Montrose Sextet ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful example of why the west coast scene was great when it was working at its finest! Jack Montrose cut a rare few albums in the 50s, but this one's a gem – done with help from frequent partner Bob Gordon on baritone sax, and with other players that include Conte Candoli, Shelly Manne, and Joe Mondragon. The style is tightly arranged, but not too tightly that the band doesn't have room to swing – and the mix of Montrose's tenor and Gordon's baritone is sublime together! Titles include "Listen Hear", "Some Good Fun Blues", "Fools Rush In", "Speakeasy", "Pretty", "Credo", and "That Old Feeling". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". CD also features 4 bonus tracks, too! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan QuartetReunion With Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – a late 50's session in which Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker try to recreate the sound that made them a legend on the West Coast in the first place! The set features cool breezy renditions of a number of standards, held down by the drumming of Dave Bailey and the bass of Henry Grimes, which is a nice treat on an album like this! Titles include "Reunion", "Travelin Light", "Surrey With The Fringe On Top", and "Stardust". CD features a number of unissued bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe PassSounds Of Synanon ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark record in the west coast jazz scene – not only for the music, but for its understanding of addiction on the scene! The album brings together a set of jazz players currently spending their time at Synanon – the Santa Monica-based program of drug rehabilitation that was working some incredible magic with longtime addicts in the early 60s. Synanon had been a temporary home to more than a few great players over the years, and this set brings together some of its lesser-known residents – one of whom was guitarist Joe Pass, who would rise from the session as a real success, and go onto record heavily after this record. The rest of the group includes Dave Allan on trumpet, Ronald Clark on bass, Arnold Ross on piano, Candy Latson on bongos, Bill Crawford on drums, and Greg Dykes on baritone sax. Tracks are pretty long, and more solo based than the usual Pacific Jazz sides – and titles include "CED", "Aaron's Song", "Projections", "Stay Loose", "Hang Tough", and "Last Call For Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Pure Pleasure pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill Perkins & Richie KamucaTenors Head On ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer date from two of the hippest tenors of the west coast scene in the 50s – Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca – both musicians who worked in the cool school, but could also come across with plenty of soul! The album's got both tenors working head on – hitting counterpoint modes at times, but also opening up more freely at others – showing the balance between composition, arrangement, and improvisation that made the scene so great at the time – yet executed with a bit more depth of feeling, as we'd expect from Perkins and Kaumca. Rhythm is from the trio of Pete Jolly on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and titles include "Spain", "Pick A Dilly", "Oh Look At Me Now", "Don't Be That Way", and "Blues For Two". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichNew One! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very hard-burning work from Buddy's hip band of the mid 60s – a large ensemble, but one that features searing horn parts that cut through the bigger arrangements with ease! Buddy really had an ear for tuning power with personality at this point in his career – and although the group comes on with the raging energy that's every bit the Rich calling card in the 60s, they also more than make their individual voices known. Ernie Watts, Jay Corre, and Charles Owens all provide excellent contributions to the set – and titles include "Standing Up In A Hammock", "Luv", "Something For Willie", "Group Shot", "The Rotten Kid", and "New Blues". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – 3 alternate takes of tunes on the album, plus "Naptown Blues" and "Old Timey". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available New One! ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Annie RossAnnie Ross Sings A Song With Mulligan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few albums that singer Annie Ross cut on her own away from the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross group while she was still living in the US – and a great little set recorded with a group led by Gerry Mulligan! The sound is west coast cool all the way through – with players who include Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Dave Bailey, and Henry Grimes – and although Annie's in the lead on most of the set, but Gerry slides in some lean solos which open up the tracks nicely! Ross is a bit less in a vocalese mode than with LHR, in ways that really demonstrate her skills with ballads and gentler cuts – and given the support from Mulligan and crew, the album's got a very solid jazz foundation overall. Titles include "All Of You", "Give Me The Simple Life", "This Is Always", "It Don't Mean A Thing", and "I Feel Pretty". CD features bonus tracks – "This Is Always (alt version)", "The Lady's In Love With You", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face (alt)". CD
(Out of print, late 80s Pacific Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Annie RossGasser ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – one of Annie Ross' rare albums as a solo act away from her trio with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert – and a great little session cut with small combo jazz backing, which gives the song a nice swinging edge! Zoot Sims is the main soloist on the tunes, Russ Freeman lays down piano tracks to set the mood – and other players include Jim Hall, Monte Budwig, Mel Lewis, and Bill Perkins – all of whom contribute wonderfully to the album, and give it a nicely grooving west coast finish. Titles include "I Was Doing Alright", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Lucky Day", "Lucky So & So", and "Nobody's Baby". CD features bonus cuts too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Annie RossGypsy ... CD
Pacific Jazz (UK), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous album from Annie Ross – a new recording of songs from the musical Gypsy, done in versions that are far superior to any that you may have previously heard! Backings are by Buddy Bregman, and Annie's cool and swinging vocals really works magic with tunes like "Some People", "Let Me Entertain You", "Together", "Small World", and "Everything's Coming Up Roses". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankBarefoot Adventure ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing! Although this album's a soundtrack to some goofy California surfer film, it's actually a killer batch of off-kilter jazz tracks composed by Bud Shank, and with a sound that's unlike anything we've ever heard from him! The frontline of the session is Shank, Bob Cooper, and Carmell Jones – but forget any conceptions you may have about West Coast Cool for a set like this, because Jones' off-kilter hardbop approach is in full-tilt, and the set grooves with an amazing modernist edge. Part of this may be due to the presence of Gary Peacock and Dennis Budimer in the album's sextet grouping – but we actually think the real genius lies with Shank, who scored the whole fershlugger thing, and who plays with a sinister tone that just cuts us to the quick. One of our favorite west coast albums of all time – honest! Titles include "Jungle Cruise", "Ala Moana", and "How Hight The Makaha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with insert.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankBud Shank Quartet ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful early work from reedman Bud Shank – one of the most lyrically expressive players on the LA scene of the 50s, and one who often disappeared into larger groups in the following decade! Here, though, Bud's nicely out front – blowing alto and a bit of flute, in his own tight combo with Claude Williamson on piano, Chuck Flores on drums, and Don Prell on bass – a group who can work with just the right shadings of modernism, but also keep things straight ahead – in that mode that the Pacific Jazz label captured so well. Titles include "Jubilation", "Bag Of Blues", "Nature Boy", "All This & Heaven Too", "Carioca", and "Nocturne For Flute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some marks that click a bit on "Nature Boy" and "All This & Heaven Too". Cover has light wear and aging, with a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bud Shank & Bob CooperBlowin Country (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956/1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful pairing of players – one that makes for a wonderful album! Shank's at the height of his early powers here – working in a fluid west coast mode that less in keeping with the "blowin" of the title, than the magic he was known for crafting on his other sides from the time. Bud plays alto, tenor, and flute on the session – and he's paired with Bob Cooper, whose round tones on tenor and bass clarinet are a nice match for Shank's slightly edgier sound. Claude Williamson is on piano, Don Prell plays bass, and Chuck Flores is on drums – and titles include "Two Lost Souls", "Dinah", "Mutual Admiration Society", "Love Nest", "Just In Time", and "Blowin Country". CD also features a huge amount of bonus tracks, from a similar session with Howard Roberts on guitar! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe TorresLatino Con Soul ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heck of a great Latin Soul album – one of the best of the 60s, and pretty darn rare as well! The set's the only one we've ever seen from leader Joe Torres – and it's an incredible blend of soul jazz and Latin rhythms that was one of the few west coast sessions of its type! Normally, a groove like this would only have been coming out of the smaller labels on the New York scene – but Joe and combo really manage to smoke the LA studio with an east coast flair – effortlessly blending timbales and conga with soulful solos on trumpet and tenor. Plus, there's an English-language vocalist on a few tracks, singing in a style that reminds us a lot of Joe Bataan in his glory days, giving the album a whole new dimension! Includes the classic groover "Get Out Of My Way", plus "Sunny", "Night Walk", "Oba!", "Soul Cha", and "In A Greasy Bag". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cy TouffCy Touff – His Octet & Quintet ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of west coast cool jazz from the mid 50s – a session led by Cy Touff, a lesser-remembered player from the LA scene, and an instrumentalist who used a bass trumpet! Cy's working here in the company of a host of more familiar names – including Richie Kamuca, Russ Freeman, Johnny Mandel, Leroy Vinnegar, and Pete Jolly – on a set of tightly arranged tunes that have a swinging ensemble feel that reminds us a bit of Bob Cooper's work from the time. The CD features the 8 original tracks from the album, plus 2 bonus cuts – and titles include "It's Sand Man", "Primitive Cats", "A Smooth One", "TNT", "Groover Wailin", and "Prez-ence". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonFeelin Kinda Blues ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ahhh . . . Gerald Wilson at the height of his powers – recording here in a mode that could never miss! The group's a jazz orchestra, but it's filled with some of the hippest cats on the west coast in the 60s – soulful soloists who include Anthony Ortega on flute and alto, Curtis Amy on soprano sax, Phil Moore on piano, Teddy Edwards on tenor, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Dennis Budimir on guitar – all grooving in tight formation that still allow plenty of space for solos on each tune – even when the group is vamping, romping, and hitting an all-out swinging 60s soul jazz groove! Includes versions of "Freddy Freeloader", "Watermelon Man", "Yeh Yeh", and "I Got You (I Feel Good)" – and other titles include "Well Son Shuffle", "Do Anything You Wanna", "When I'm Feeling Kinda Blue", and "One On The House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Earl AnderzaOuta Sight ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes across here a lot more straight ahead. Unlike Ayler, Anderza is backed by a tight soul jazz combo that includes stunning work by pianist Jack Wilson, one of our all-time favorite players – working here on both straight piano and electric harpsichord – which has a very crazy sound! Other players include George Morrow and Jimmy Bond on bass, plus Donald Dean on drums – and titles include "Blues Baroque", "Freeway", "Benign", and a great version of Wilson's modal classic "Outa Sight"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s Japanese pressing, PJ 0065, with obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerGrey December ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1953/1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two different sets on one CD! Players include Bud Shank on flute, Herb Geller on alto, Jack Montrose on tenor, Bob Gordon on baritone sax, Russ Freeman on piano, Corky Hale on harp, and Shelly Manne on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganCalifornia Concerts Vol 2 ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Volume 2 of a classic live album by Gerry – expanded to include the entire concert recorded in December of 1954 in San Diego. The group's a great one – and features Zoot Sims, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Red Mitchell, and Jon Eardley – and this version is expanded a lot from the original album, with 14 titles that include "Nights At The Turntable", "Blues For Tiny", "Frenesi", "Limelight", "The Red Door", "Western Reunion", and "I Know Don't Know Why". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bud Shank & Bill PerkinsBud Shank & Bill Perkins (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great Bud Shank album, in which he's paired with two different groups on the two different sides of the record. Shorty Rogers holds the lead with him on one side, and Bill Perkins is on the other. Shorty's playing is good, but Perkins is fantastic here. Him and Shank's playing is the stuff that dreams of West Coast jazz are made of. Cool reed work, in a mellow mellow vein. Includes almost a full album's worth of bonus material! CD
(Out of print)

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonMoment Of Truth ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the classic big band sessions cut for Pacific Jazz by LA soul jazz arranger Gerald Wilson. Nearly every track's an original, and the album includes Wilson's killer track "Viva Tirado" – a tight jazzy stepper that was covered by loads of other artists, most famously El Chicano. The record's got loads of other nice moments, too, like "Moment of Truth", "Latino", "Josefina", and "Patterns". A seminal release in the development of west coast Latin funk – and a record that's tougher to find in good shape than you'd think! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label Pacific Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Big Band ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work – and believe it or not, a great big band album led by Chet Baker! Although Chet's mostly best known for his work in small groups, he's really shining here as the leader of a large ensemble that includes a mix of "cool" west coast players on horns – Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli, and others – plus more hard bop-oriented players on rhythm – Lawrence Marable, Jimmy Bond, and the great Bobby Timmons – making a surprise appearance on piano! The combination makes for a real monster of an album – crackling with energy all the way through, and featuring some of Baker's hardest solos on wax! Tracks include "A Foggy Day", "Mythe", "Phil's Blues", and "Tenderly". CD
 
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✨✧ Gerry MulliganMainstream Of Jazz ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Gerry Mulligan's still far from the mainstream of jazz on this sweet little set – a great date that expands nicely from the mellower styles of the Pacific Jazz years – expanding the group a bit, with some really great results! In addition to Mulligan's usual baritone sax, Gerry also plays a bit of piano on one track – reconciling himself with the instrument, and using it in surprisingly soulful ways. Other players include Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, either Don Ferrara or Jon Eardley on trumpet, and Dave Bailey on drums. Tracks are long and nicely open – a bit less tightly arranged than some of Mulligan's work on Pacific Jazz – and titles include "Lollypop", "Igloo", "Blue At The Roots", "Elevation", and "Mainstream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation in the front image.)

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✨✧ Ronnie Ross & Allan Ganley/Joe CastroJazz Makers/Groove Funk Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Two obscure ones – but both very nicely packaged together! The Jazz Makers features work by the baritone/tenor team of Ronnie Ross and Allen Ganley – two British players with a good groove, and that kind of tight ensemble swing that you'd find in the best Brit bop groups of the 50s. Tracks on that album are short, but have some good breakaway solos and catchy riffs on the choruses. Tracks are mostly originals, and titles include "The Country Squire", "The Moonbather", "The Real Funky Blues", and "Pitiful Pearl". Groove Funk Soul is an obscure west coast soul jazz session from the end of the 50s, with a tight quartet that features Castro on piano, Teddy Edwards on tenor, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. The record's more like a soul jazz side for Pacific Jazz, than a typical Atlantic session from this time – and it's got some tasty mellow groovers, like "Groove Funk Soul", "That's All", "Yesterdays", and "Play Me The Blues". CD

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VariousPacific Breeze 2 – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1972 to 1986 (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $35.99 39.99
Sweet sounds from a real golden age in Japanese music – a time when the scene had picked up plenty of influences from the US scene, but was carefully crafting some great styles of their own! The music here has touches of jazz, fusion, soul, and AOR – but there's a special balance that's a bit different than American chartbound material of the time – tight, but never too slick – and with a great ear for allowing the more interesting sides of the music to come forth in all the best ways – so that although catchy, the tunes aren't just going slavishly for a hook or a hit! There's a lot of resonance in the instrumentation with some of the scene that had Japanese jazz musicians working with American fusion players – but the overall approach is maybe more soul-based overall. An even deeper set than the first volume – with titles that include "Kanpoo" by Yumi Murata, "Hidari Mune No Seiza" by Tetsuji Hayashi, "Yubikiri" by Eiichi Ohtaki, "Vibration" by Kimiko Kasai, "Pink Shadow" by Bread & Butter, "The Tokyo Taste" by The Sadistics, "Blind Curve" by Momoko Kikuchi, "Skyfire" by Eri Ohno, and "Rainy Saturday & Coffee Break" by Junko Ohashi & Minoya Central Station. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie-exclusive colored vinyl pressing – limited!)

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✨✧ George BensonPacific Fire ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unusual work from the great George Benson – a wonderful session that was recorded by CTI during George's classic years for the label – but issued only briefly a number of years later, and slightly lost amongst the rest of his catalog! The material's great, though – and has George in top form for the sweet 70s funk years – working with arrangements by Ronnie Foster and David Matthews – on tunes that also include keyboards by Foster and Bobby Lyle, trombone from Fred Wesley, saxes from David Sanborn, Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, and Ronnie Cuber – and even a bit of additional guitar from Eric Gale! There's a nice mix of modes here – some tight funky cuts, some more flowing numbers, and even one more traditional jazz tune with a great vocal by George – on the classic "Moody's Mood For Love". Other titles include "Melodia Espanol", "Pacific Fire", "Em", "Bandoleros Caballa", "Let Your Love Come Out", and "Knock On Wood". CD
(2017 Japanese pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousPacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Warm, soulful sounds from a crucial time in the Japanese music scene – a 70s moment when the nation was finding a special groove of its own – but one that also drew heavily from American soul and jazz as well! It's no secret that the Japanese have always had a great love of American sounds – but by the mid 70s, that longtime love had also turned into some great homegrown sounds of their own – as Japan developed a number of its own strong soul singers, who were often backed by the ever-growing array of great jazz musicians, particularly those of the fusion side of the spectrum. Plus, there also seemed to be a lot more criss-crossing between Tokyo and US studios at the time – particularly those on the west coast – which resulted in a special blend of sounds that had all the class and cool of the Japanese urban scene, but also some of the sunniness of the west coast too. That special mix of music is perfectly summed up here – in a collection that offers up plenty of cuts that were never issued outside of Japan back in the day – with vocals both in English and Japanese, and plenty of grooves that are perfect for any fan of fusion-styled R&B. Titles include the classic "LA Nights" by Yasuko Agawa – plus "Say Goodbye" by Hiroshi Sato, "I Say Who" by Tomoko Soryo, "Sports Men" by Haruomi Hosoni, "Midnight Driver" by Minako Yoshida, "Machibouke" by Tazumi Toyoshima, "Exotic Yokogao" by Hitomi Tohyama, "Lady Pink Panther" by Shigeru Suzuki, "Drip Dry Eyes" by Yukihiro Takahashi, and "Bamboo Vendor" by Masayoshi Takanaka. CD

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✨✧ VariousPacific Breeze 2 – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1972 to 1986 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet sounds from a real golden age in Japanese music – a time when the scene had picked up plenty of influences from the US scene, but was carefully crafting some great styles of their own! The music here has touches of jazz, fusion, soul, and AOR – but there's a special balance that's a bit different than American chartbound material of the time – tight, but never too slick – and with a great ear for allowing the more interesting sides of the music to come forth in all the best ways – so that although catchy, the tunes aren't just going slavishly for a hook or a hit! There's a lot of resonance in the instrumentation with some of the scene that had Japanese jazz musicians working with American fusion players – but the overall approach is maybe more soul-based overall. An even deeper set than the first volume – with titles that include "Kanpoo" by Yumi Murata, "Hidari Mune No Seiza" by Tetsuji Hayashi, "Yubikiri" by Eiichi Ohtaki, "Vibration" by Kimiko Kasai, "Pink Shadow" by Bread & Butter, "The Tokyo Taste" by The Sadistics, "Blind Curve" by Momoko Kikuchi, "Skyfire" by Eri Ohno, and "Rainy Saturday & Coffee Break" by Junko Ohashi & Minoya Central Station. CD
Also available Pacific Breeze 2 – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1972 to 1986 (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 35.99
 
 
 



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