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Chet Baker & Paul DesmondTogether – The Complete Studio Recordings ... CD
Sony (UK), 1974/1975/1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Chet Baker and Paul Desmond – two of the most distinctive jazz players of their generation, and a combination that surprisingly wasn't used that often on record. Both Chet and Paul are the summation of cool on their instruments (trumpets and alto, respectively) – and the tracks on this set show them working together with surprising strength. Titles are taken from the CTI albums She Was Too Good To Me (Baker) and Concierto (Jim Hall), and the A&M albums You Can't Go Home Again and The Best Thing For You, both issued under Baker's name. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "Tangerine", "You Can't Go Home Again", "How Deep Is The Ocean", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD
(Still sealed.)

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Dave Brubeck with Paul DesmondTake The Five Train ... CD
Moon (Italy), 1959/1961/1964. Used ... $13.99
Assorted live recordings – all featuring the classic Desmond, Wright, Morello lineup! Tracks include "These Foolish Things", "Brandenburg Gate", "Wright Groove", "Castillian Blues", and two versions of "Take Five'. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck/Gerry Mulligan/Paul DesmondWe're All Together Again For The First Time ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Kind of a meeting of two different generations of Dave Brubeck – as the group here features Paul Desmond's alto sax, a key force in Dave's early recordings – and the baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan, a player who'd worked often with Brubeck in the late 60s and early 70s! The blend of horns is really amazing, and the live recording really moves past other obvious Brubeck modes – showing Dave's whole new conception after the breakup of the original quartet – and his willingness to open into new rhythms, and even freer modes of expression. Mulligan's baritone is wonderfully powerful – coming across here with a depth that we'd hardly have expected a few years before – and rhythm is from Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums, both players who also add to the transformation of the Brubeck groove. Titles include "Koto Song", "Unfinished Woman", "Truth", "Take Five", and "Rotterdam Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing.)
Also available We're All Together Again For The First Time ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Paul DesmondBossa Antigua ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $49.99
The team of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall was one of the best ideas ever forged in American jazz of the 60s – and the icy pair are perfect company together on this album of bossa-inflected tracks with a very cool edge! The album allows Desmond's alto to take on a warmth and flowing quality it never had in the Dave Brubeck group – and Hall's guitar work, while a masterpiece of understatement, brings in just the right amount of ringing tone to echo out the brilliance of Desmond's ideas. Gene Wright and Connie Kay complete the group, and titles include "O Gato", "Samba Cantina", "Girl From East 9th", "Ship Without A Sail", and "Bossa Antigua". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing with 1s/1s stampers. Cover has light ring wear & aging.)

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Paul DesmondBridge Over Troubled Water ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Paul Desmond serves up his own versions of some key tunes by Simon & Garfunkel tunes – with results that are simply amazing! The style here takes all the airy brilliance of the original S&G tunes, and turns it towards a more jazz-based mode – one that has some of the slight Brazilian undercurrents in the rhythms that you'll find on Desmond's previous two albums for CTI! The full arrangements are by Don Sebesky, who brings a great sense of balance to the set – and Herbie Hancock plays some great electric piano, in a group that also features Airto on percussion and Gene Bertoncini on guitar. But the real star of the set is Paul Desmond – blowing with that amazing tone of his – and sliding from tune to tune with effortless ease, in a way that really transforms these tunes in their instrumental readings. Titles include "Cecilia", "Mrs. Robinson", "America", "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright", and "Scarborough Fair" – all done with a sweet jazzy A&M approach! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in great shape!)

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Paul DesmondPaul Desmond & The Modern Jazz Quartet ... CD
Red Baron, 1971. Used ... $6.99
A rare pairing, and a great one too – as Paul Desmond joins the Modern Jazz Quartet for a unique live set from the early 70s – with a great sound that's even more wonderful than we expected! Desmond is always great no matter what the setting – but he sounds especially nice working here alongside the mix of piano and vibes offered by the MJQ – in a style that's subtle, but never as sleepy as some of their other records from the period, thanks to some sharper edges from Desmond. The alto sax really brings something new to this record – carving out snakey little lines that glow and glimmer with a nicely subdued soul – and in a way, the MJQ really just seem to be holding back in a role where they're Paul's accompanists, and not the main stars of the set. Titles include "Greensleeves", "Blue Dove", "You Go To My Head", "East Of The Sun", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Bag's New Groove", and "Jesus Christ Superstar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul DesmondPure Gold Jazz (aka Desmond Blue) ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
70s repackaging of Desmond Blue – a cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond, this one features the pair with larger string backings by Bob Prince, which create a dreamy pillow for alto and guitar to solo across. Titles include the Desmond originals "Late Lament" and "Desmond Blue" – plus "Ill Wind", "My Funny Valentine", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained and wavy at the bottom inch.)

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Paul DesmondSkylark ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used ... $7.99
A stunning 70s set from the great Paul Desmond – one that has the tremendous alto player finding an even fresher groove than before – yet all without losing any of the class and control that made him so great in the 50s and 60s! Don Sebesky arranged the set, but most of the instrumentation is nice and lean – small group modes that allow Paul's alto to soar out in the lead, often alongside some excellent guitar work from Gabor Szabo and Gene Bertoncini – the latter of whom provides accompaniment that takes us back to some of Jim Hall's music with Desmond. Bob James plays a bit of piano on the record, and rhythm is by Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion – plus a bit of cello from George Ricci, who shades tunes in with a mighty nice sound. But as you'd guess, the main focus is on Desmond's sublime alto sax – on titles that include "Was A Sunny Day", "Take Ten", "Music For A While", and of course, "Skylark". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondSkylark ... LP
CTI, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $13.99
A stunning 70s set from the great Paul Desmond – one that has the tremendous alto player finding an even fresher groove than before – yet all without losing any of the class and control that made him so great in the 50s and 60s! Don Sebesky arranged the set, but most of the instrumentation is nice and lean – small group modes that allow Paul's alto to soar out in the lead, often alongside some excellent guitar work from Gabor Szabo and Gene Bertoncini – the latter of whom provides accompaniment that takes us back to some of Jim Hall's music with Desmond. Bob James plays a bit of piano on the record, and rhythm is by Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion – plus a bit of cello from George Ricci, who shades tunes in with a mighty nice sound. But as you'd guess, the main focus is on Desmond's sublime alto sax – on titles that include "Was A Sunny Day", "Take Ten", "Music For A While", and of course, "Skylark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging inside the gatefold and a small sticker on the back.)

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Paul DesmondTake Ten (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1963. Used ... $19.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Take Ten Plus (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Paul DesmondTake Ten Plus (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1963. Used ... $5.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". Plus, the CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Out Of Nowhere", and alternate takes of "El Prince" and "Embarcadero". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Take Ten (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond Quartet (aka Gerry Mulligan Meets Paul Desmond) ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A really great pairing – and a rare non-Brubeck Paul Desmond session from the 50s! Gerry Mulligan and Desmond weave laidback lines around each other, working here in a pianoless quartet that features Dave Bailey on drums and Joe Benjamin on bass – very much a Mulligan-inspired approach, and one that lets Desmond's alto get even more open-ended and willowy! The sound of both players is great, and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, discoloration from age, and a 4 inch split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondPaul Desmond Quintet/Quartet (Desmond/Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott) ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key look at the early career of alto genius Paul Desmond – work recorded in the 50s away from the company of Dave Brubeck – a real rarity for the time! The first 8 tracks on the set are from the unique Desmond album – a session that features 4 tracks with Paul in a quintet with Dick Collins on trumpet and Dave Van Kriedt on tenor sax – working without a piano, and in a fluid-grooving style that recalls a lot of the Gerry Mulligan style of the time. The other 4 tracks from the set are even more unique – and have Desmond blowing dreamily over a "with voices" chorus – done with the Bill Bates singers in a style that's warmer than similar work by Charlie Parker, and which really points the way towards some of the Desmond solo genius of the 60s. The remaining 8 tracks on the set are from the Paul Desmond Quartet With Don Elliott – and a gem of a set that sounds quite different than even the other two on the set! The group's a quartet, playing again with no piano – and features Don Elliott on trumpet, Norman Bates (Joe from the Brubeck group) on bass, and Joe Chevrolet (aka Joe Doge, also from Brubeck) on drums – all swinging in an airy mode that's kind of a cross between Desmond's work with the Brubeck group, and some of Gerry Mulligan's early 50s recordings. Titles include "A Watchman's Carroll", "Jazzabelle", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Sacre Blues", and "Line For Lyons". CD

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✨✧ Paul DesmondPaul Desmond With The Modern Jazz Quartet – The Only Recorded Performance ... LP
Finesse, 1971/1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare pairing, and a great one too – as Paul Desmond joins the Modern Jazz Quartet for a unique live set from the early 70s – with a great sound that's even more wonderful than we expected! Desmond is always great no matter what the setting – but he sounds especially nice working here alongside the mix of piano and vibes offered by the MJQ – in a style that's subtle, but never as sleepy as some of their other records from the period, thanks to some sharper edges from Desmond. The alto sax really brings something new to this record – carving out snakey little lines that glow and glimmer with a nicely subdued soul – and in a way, the MJQ really just seem to be holding back in a role where they're Paul's accompanists, and not the main stars of the set. Titles include "Greensleeves", "Blue Dove", "You Go To My Head", "East Of The Sun", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Bag's Groove", and "Jesus Christ Superstar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, aging, and bent corners. Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve impressions.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondSummertime ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perfect complement to Paul's other early CTI album – From The Hot Afternoon – and like that one, this album's a swirling match of tracks that mix together bossa rhythms, jazzy orchestrations, and Desmond's impeccably sharp alto sax. Don Sebesky handled the arrangements, giving the album a slightly more moody sound than the other CTI set – and players include Airto, Mike Maineri, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, and Idris Muhammad (as Leo Morris). Titles include "North By Northwest", "Olvidar", "Samba With Some Barbeque", "Where Is Love?", and "Lady In Cement". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes A&M catalog inner. Cover has minimal wear and is nice overall!)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondTwo Of A Mind/Glad To Be Unhappy ... CD
RCA/Collectables, 1962/1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two albums of dreamy jazz from the great Paul Desmond – who at this point was turning into a very formidable player away from his old mentor, Dave Brubeck! Two Of A Mind features Desmond's alto next to the warm baritone of Gerry Mulligan – in a cool pairing that's made even better by the lack of piano work on the record. Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Two Of A Mind", "Out Of Nowhere", and "Blight Of The Fumble Bee". Glad To Be Unhappy is one of a number of excellent RCA albums that puts Desmond in the company of guitarist Jim Hall – a wonderful player whose spare cool tone was a perfect match for Desmond's alto. Again, the group has no pianist – and tracks include "Angel Eyes", "Stranger In Town", "Taste Of Honey", and "Any Other Time". CD

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan/Stan Getz/Paul DesmondMulligan & Getz & Desmond ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Verve 80s twofer that combines Gerry Mulligan's sides with Stan Getz and Paul Desmond for the label onto one double album set. Mulligan's pairing with Getz is a great combo, with his baritone work cut nicely by Getz's wispy alto – making for a combination of horns that yeilds some wonderful moments that opens both players up more than usual for the time. Titles include "Anything Goes", "Ballad", and "That Old Feeling" – and the rhythm section features Lou Levy, Stan Levey, and Ray Brown. The second set finds Mulligan and Desmond weaving laidback lines around each other in a pianoless quartet that features Dave Bailey on drums and Joe Benjamin on bass. The album features some great blowing by Desmond, icy tone firmly in place, and pushing Mulligan past some of the easy moments that he could often fall into on other sessions. Titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondBest Of Paul Desmond ... CD
Epic, Early/Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Song To A Seagull", "Take Ten", "Squeeze Me", "Skylark", "Summer Song/Summertime", "Nuages", and "Romance De Amor". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondBest Of The Complete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Jim Hall on guitar, Albert Richman on French horn, Gene Bianco and Gloria Agostini on harp, Eugene Wright, Gene Cherico, Milt Hinton, and Percy Heath on bass, and Robert Thomas and Connie Kay on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondPaul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hall ... CD
Giants Of Jazz, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Paul Desmond on alto, Jim Hall on guitar, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Tracks include "For All We Know", "East Of The Sun", "Susie", and "I Get A Kick Out Of You". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Dave BrubeckStardust (Brubeck Desmond/Dave Brubeck Quartet) ... CD
Fantasy, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
A Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond double header – two vintage albums in a single package! Stardust is great stuff from the early days of the Brubeck/Desmond alliance – when Dave's piano had first met up with Paul's alto, with incredible results that would soon transform the face of popular jazz. The set's mostly standards – but it does include 2 strong originals, "Crazy Chris" and "Lyons Busy", as well as some Brubeck-ized versions of tunes like "Frenesi", "Mamselle", and "At A Perfume Counter". Dave Brubeck Quartet is sublime early work from pianist Dave Brubeck – already recording here with the amazing Paul Desmond on alto sax – in the kind of magical blend that would bring both players great fame by the end of the 50s! Even at this early point, the subtle modern touches are perfectly in place – that blend of space, sound, color, and tone that made the Brubeck/Desmond team so unique – recorded here without any other gimmicks or trappings to get in the way. The set mostly features shorter versions of standards – including "Stardust", "Just One Of Those Things", "Alice In Wonderland", and "All The Things You Are" – but it also features an amazing 14 minute take on "At A Perfume Counter", with really extended solo lines from Desmond! CD

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Dave BrubeckBrandenburg Gate – Revisited ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good- ... $9.99
With Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 Eye pressing with 2C/2J matrix. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Dave BrubeckBravo Brubeck (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Bravo Brubeck, indeed – as this great live set not only has the Brubeck quartet in Mexico, working through some surprising Latin-themed tunes – but also includes some added percussion and guitar, which brings a whole new dimension to their sound! The album's still got the core Brubeck approach at its heart – with Dave on piano, Paul Desmond on incredible alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums – but the quartet finds a way to really open up on these numbers, and expand their sound into new modes – as they'd done on some of their Japanese and Eurasian explorations. A number of tunes are Latin American numbers, re-arranged in a modern way by Brubeck – and titles include "Cielito Lindo", "Sobre Las Olas", "Nostalgia De Mexico", "Poinciana", "Estrellita", and "Alla En El Rancho Grande". CD also includes the previously unreleased track "Frenesi". CD
(Out of print, 1998 remastered edition.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckBrubeck Time ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good ... $19.99
An early version of the quartet – with Paul Desmond on alto, Bob Bates on bass, and Joe Dodge on drums. Titles include "Audrey", "Jeepers Creepers", "Stompin For Mili", "A Fine Romance", and "Brother Can You Spare A Dime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some gloss peel at the opening, some aging, and an ink stamp and small piece of clear tape in back.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Quartet Plays Music From West Side Story And . . . ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An 80s collection of classic work by Dave's group with Paul Desmond – featuring 5 tunes from West Side Story, inlcuding "Tonight", "Somewhere", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty", plus others from shows and standards. The group, as usual, really opens up the tunes – and Desmond's icily skating alto really makes the best of the material. Other titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", and "Night & Day". CD
(On Demand CDr pressing.)

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Dave BrubeckDistinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (10 inch LP) ... LP
Fantasy, 1950. Very Good+ ... $38.99
Amazing work from the young Dave Brubeck – tunes that are definitely distinctive, given his fresh modern approach to the music! The group's an octet, with Paul Desmond on alto – and titles include Brubeck arrangements of "Let's Fall In Love", "Love Walked In", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "September In The Rain" – plus group originals "Ipca" and "Prelude & Fugue On Bop Themes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black vinyl pressing, with paste-on cover – a nice copy!)

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Dave BrubeckEssential Dave Brubeck ... CD
Columbia, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Includes 31 tracks, mostly from Brubeck's classic Columbia recordings with Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello. CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJackpot ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Dave Brubeck really hits the jackpot here – playing live in Las Vegas with his classic quartet that includes the legendary Paul Desmond on alto sax! Dave's studio records for Columbia are all pretty darn great – but sometimes, there's a little something extra in his live dates for the label – maybe a few more relaxed moments, or less overall concepts that give the group a bit more of a spontaneous approach – in ways that almost take us back to the early years on Fantasy Records. Dave opens up the set with a trio number, and a bit more bluesy vibe than usual – then Desmond comes in, and blows us away all over again with his impeccable tone and timing – alongside rhythm from Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums. Titles include "Win A Few Lose A Few", "Jackpot", "Rude Old Man", "Ace In The Hole", and "Out Of Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, 2c/2b matrix. Cover has a partial seam split and some surface wear.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz – Red Hot & Cool ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A sweet live set from Dave Brubeck's early years on Columbia Records – recorded in New York, but with all the calculated cool and modern tones Brubeck first forged in the San Francisco scene of the 50s! Paul Desmond's on board on alto sax – really getting a lot of space to stretch out on the album's extended performances, with a haunting, floating tone that really sends us. Remaining members include Bob Bates on bass, and Joe Dodge on drums – and tracks include "Lover", "Love Walked In", "The Duke", "Little Girl Blue", and "Fare Thee Well Annabelle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and clear tape along the top seam.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of Japan ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked gem in the Dave Brubeck Columbia catalog – and a very hip set of "Eastern" tinged tracks! The album's theme is obvious from the title – as Dave pens a set of tracks reflecting his experiences on recent visits to Japan – but the sound and the style moves way past the simple approach that might have been used, into territory that has the exotic feel of early 60s work by Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, and some of the other hardbop-exotics around at the time. Of course, a big factor in the success of the record is the crisp and willowy alto of Paul Desmond – working here to create snakey lines that really support the mood of the tracks. Titles include "Osaka Blues", "Koto Song", "Zen is When", "Tokyo Traffic", and "Toki's Theme". CD
(Out of print, remastered edition.)

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Dave BrubeckMam'selle/Me And My Shadow ... 78 RPM
Fantasy, 1952. Very Good+ ... $18.99
With Paul Desmond (alto sax), Bull Ruther (bass), and Herb Barman (drums). 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Dave BrubeckTime Out ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $2.99
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". CD
(1997 remastered edition.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Outtakes – Previously Unreleased Takes From The Original 1959 Session ... CD
Brubeck Editions, 1959. Used ... $11.99
Rare material from the sessions for one of the greatest jazz albums ever – the legendary 1959 Time Out album by the Dave Brubeck quartet – expanded here with unreleased outtakes from the recording date, which include two tracks that were not even on the original record! The sound of the group is legendary – the crisp alto of Paul Desmond next to the ever-shifting, always-rhythmic piano of Brubeck – the man who brought modern jazz to the masses – aided with the fantastic bass of Eugene Wright and razor-sharp drum work of Joe Morello – every bit as great here as on the album that was released! The first five tracks are pretty close to the originals, with slight variations – a testament to the well-rehearsed nature of the group – but the added tunes really show the record in formation, as does the extra banter between the band that's included at the end. New titles include "Watusi Jam" and "I'm In A Dancing Mood" – alongside alternate takes of "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Take Five", "Cathy's Waltz", "Three To Get Ready", and "Strange Meadowlark". CD
(Still sealed.)
Also available Time Outtakes – Previously Unreleased Takes From The Original 1959 Session ... CD 14.99

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Dave BrubeckTime Outtakes – Previously Unreleased Takes From The Original 1959 Session ... CD
Brubeck Editions, 1959. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Rare material from the sessions for one of the greatest jazz albums ever – the legendary 1959 Time Out album by the Dave Brubeck quartet – expanded here with unreleased outtakes from the recording date, which include two tracks that were not even on the original record! The sound of the group is legendary – the crisp alto of Paul Desmond next to the ever-shifting, always-rhythmic piano of Brubeck – the man who brought modern jazz to the masses – aided with the fantastic bass of Eugene Wright and razor-sharp drum work of Joe Morello – every bit as great here as on the album that was released! The first five tracks are pretty close to the originals, with slight variations – a testament to the well-rehearsed nature of the group – but the added tunes really show the record in formation, as does the extra banter between the band that's included at the end. New titles include "Watusi Jam" and "I'm In A Dancing Mood" – alongside alternate takes of "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Take Five", "Cathy's Waltz", "Three To Get Ready", and "Strange Meadowlark". CD
Also available Time Outtakes – Previously Unreleased Takes From The Original 1959 Session ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckWe're All Together Again For The First Time ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... $8.99
Kind of a meeting of two different generations of Dave Brubeck – as the group here features Paul Desmond's alto sax, a key force in Dave's early recordings – and the baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan, a player who'd worked often with Brubeck in the late 60s and early 70s! The blend of horns is really amazing, and the live recording really moves past other obvious Brubeck modes – showing Dave's whole new conception after the breakup of the original quartet – and his willingness to open into new rhythms, and even freer modes of expression. Mulligan's baritone is wonderfully powerful – coming across here with a depth that we'd hardly have expected a few years before – and rhythm is from Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums, both players who also add to the transformation of the Brubeck groove. Titles include "Koto Song", "Unfinished Woman", "Truth", "Take Five", and "Rotterdam Blues". CD
Also available We're All Together Again For The First Time ... LP 19.99

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Dave Brubeck & Jimmy RushingBrubeck & Rushing (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1960. Used ... $8.99
One of the coolest collaborations of Dave Brubeck's years at Columbia Records – and one of the greatest jazz sessions from vocalist Jimmy Rushing too! On paper, the modernist Brubeck and Kansas City roots singer Rushing would seem to be a very unlikely pair – but by this time in his career, Jimmy had gotten extremely inventive and was very open to new ideas – and manages to lend his amazing vocals to some sublime instrumental backdrops from the Brubeck quartet! Dave unlocks a whole host of bluesy tones for the session, and really matches Rushing's energy – and Paul Desmond's alto sounds somewhat unusual in that setting, but with a real appeal too – a very unusual sound for a record like this. Titles include "There'll Be Some Changes Made", "My Melancholy Baby", "Blues In The Dark", "I Never Knew", "Ain't Misbehavin", "Evenin", "All By Myself", "River Stay Way From My Door", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Am I Blue". CD features the previously unreleased bonus track "Shine On Harvest Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1957. Used ... $9.99
Dave Digs Disney – and hence, so do we! The album's one of the first to ever pay tribute to the great compositions heard in Disney films – and it features the magical sound of the Brubeck Quartet, turned upon a host of familiar numbers, and transforming them into longer vehicles for jazz improvisation. Given Dave's great sense of play with rhythm and timings, the tunes really get changed up in these versions – in a way that takes best advantage of the modal rhythms and jazz waltz styles that many of them share. Paul Desmond's alto work is as impeccably-handled as ever, and Joe Morello's sprightly drums seem perfectly at home with the tunes – as does Dave's warmly lyrical work on piano. Titles include "Alice In Wonderland", "Give A Little Whistle", "One Song", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "Very Good Advice". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetGreat Concerts – Amsterdam, Carnegie, & Copenhagen ... CD
Columbia, 1957/1963. Used ... $1.99
Highlights from three concerts by the Dave Brubeck quartet featuring Paul Desmond, Gene Wright, and Joe Morello. Tracks include "Pennies From Heaven", "Take Five", "For All We Know", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Real Ambassador", and "Tangerine". CD
(Out of print, Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Buddy Collette/Jim HelmsBossa Nova ... LP
Crown, 1961. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A really cool bit of bossa jazz from reedman Buddy Collette – an artist who's not as well associated with the genre as Stan Getz or Paul Desmond – but who really cooks nicely here! The setting is relatively lean and groovy – with guitar from Howard Roberts, bass from Mel Pollan, and percussion from Leo Acosta and Darias – both of whom bring a nice sort of west coast vibe to the set, one that's different from some of the Verve bossa modes of the time. Jim Helms handled the arrangements, with a nice airy sort of mode – and Buddy plays both tenor and flute, on titles that include "Nao Pode Ser", "Porque De Moras", "A Pele Do Marfin", "A Meie Noite", "Samba Da Tartaruga", and "Amor Levado". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono grey label pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, split spine, some splitting in the seams, small sticker spot, and small address stickers on front and back.)

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Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $6.99
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD
(Out of print digipack pressing.)
Also available Concierto ... CD 6.99

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Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $6.99
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD
(Early CBS pressing.)
Also available Concierto ... CD 6.99

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Jim HallIt's Nice To Be With You – Jim Hall In Berlin ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... About March 4, 2022
A wonderful album from guitarist Jim Hall – different than some of his other work, and with a slightly harder edge! The unique session has him playing in an MPS 60s mode – more straight-on than some of his more airy moments – with a sound and tone that still recalls his work with Paul Desmond or Art Farmer, but a more direct approach, and an occasional groove as well! The trio's as unique as the record – the great Jimmy Woode on bass and drums from Daniel Humair – and titles include "Blue Joe", "Romaine", "Young One For Debra", "Body & Soul", and a great version of "Up Up & Away", which soars to the sky in a way you'd never expect from Jim! CD

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Jim HallIt's Nice To Be With You – Jim Hall In Berlin ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... About March 4, 2022
A wonderful album from guitarist Jim Hall – different than some of his other work, and with a slightly harder edge! The unique session has him playing in an MPS 60s mode – more straight-on than some of his more airy moments – with a sound and tone that still recalls his work with Paul Desmond or Art Farmer, but a more direct approach, and an occasional groove as well! The trio's as unique as the record – the great Jimmy Woode on bass and drums from Daniel Humair – and titles include "Blue Joe", "Romaine", "Young One For Debra", "Body & Soul", and a great version of "Up Up & Away", which soars to the sky in a way you'd never expect from Jim! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPlayboy Music Hall Of Fame Winners – Clebrating Playboy's Silver Anniversary ... LP
Playboy, Late 70s. Near Mint- 3LP Trifold ... $14.99
With selections by Cy Coleman, Frank Sinatra, Wes Montgomery, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Herb Alpert, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Shelly Manne, Stan Kenton, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, and Eric Clapton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckAnything Goes – The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dave and the quartet pay tribute to the songwriting genius of Cole Porter – working with familiar older tunes, but nicely unlocking them with a strong sense of Brubeck modernism! Things start out slow, but get extremely playful as the set goes on – with fresh timings and phrasings that move the chestnuts past their usual territory – and allow some great space for crisp alto solos by Paul Desmond, always a treat in any Brubeck set! Dave himself sounds slightly heavier in his left hand on the keys – hitting things with a harder tone than one might expect for a Cole Porter session, and again making for an unusual twist for the material. Titles include "Night & Day", "Anything Goes", "Love For Sale", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "All Through The Night", and "You're The Top". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound pressing.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Octet ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full LP that combines early work by Dave Brubeck – pulled together from a few 10" LPs, and packaged in a nice cartoony cover. The record features the work of his octet – a group that gives a rare opportunity to hear Brubeck in a large group setting, and one that also features work by Cal Tjader on drums (!), plus Dick Collins and Paul Desmond on their usual instruments. Titles include "The Prisoner's Song", "Prelude", "IPCA", "Fugue On Bop Themes", "Schizophrenic Scherzo", "Playland At The Beach", and "Serenades Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing – very heavy, and cover is nice!)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)
Also available Time Out ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty of waves with their creative yet swinging approaches to modern jazz – heard on a number of successful albums for Fantasy and Columbia in the 50s. But with this record, they really knocked one out of the park – blending Desmond's cool alto, Brubeck's unusual piano phrasing, Joe Morello's melodic drum work, and Eugene Wright's pulsating bass into a waltzing, almost modal groove that crossed over to many camps at the time! The classics "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" were both hits on their own – but all titles are great, and include "Kathy's Waltz", "Strange Medow Lark", "Everybody's Jumpin", and "Pick Up Sticks". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing. Cover has some aging along the opening.)
Also available Time Out ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Don SebeskyGiant Box ... LP
CTI, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious albums on CTI – a very large project in which Don Sebesky seems to work with just about everyone else who recorded for the label! The Giant Box title is apt – as the record originally came packaged in a cardboard box – room enough to hold the 2 records that comprised it, all the long tunes on the set, and the huge array of cast who helped out on the project. Players include Sebesky on organ, piano, and electric piano – plus Baws, Joe Farrell, Paul Desmond, and many others. There's some sweet vocal backgrounds on the set – by Jackie & Roy, Lani Groves, and Tasha Thomas – and titles include "Vocalise", "Semi Tough", "Firebird/Birds Of Fire", "Free As A Bird", and "Song To A Seagul". Great stuff – with bits of funk, jazz, and ambitious arrangements – all filtered into the cool CTI sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorImpromptu ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Billy Taylor's greatest albums – far more than his usual easy-handed soul jazz, and much more of a modernist-informed outing, with one of the hippest groups to ever back Taylor on record! The rhythm's by Bob Cranshaw and Walter Perkins of the MJT+3 – and the group's augmented by guitarist Jim Hall, who's working here in a slightly less contemplative mode than his recordings with Art Farmer and Paul Desmond from the similar time, but who also adds a great deal of mood and color to the set. Titles are all Taylor originals – and tracks include "Impromptu", "Capricious", "Free & Oozy", "Paraphrase", and "Muffle Guffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo white label promo with deep groove. Cover looks great overall, with just a touch of light wear.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz At The College Of The Pacific ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Classic early live material from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – already humming along nicely with some great alto sax from Paul Desmond! The group's in fine form here – a bit more relaxed and open than on their Columbia recordings – with plenty of creative piano lines from Dave, showing just a slight dose of modernism, and lots more of that cool, icy alto sax work that made Desmond a standout right from the start. Rhythm is by Ron Crotty on bass and Joe Dodge on drums – and titles include "Laura", "Lullaby In Rhythm", "For All We Know", "All The Things You Are", and "I'll Never Smile Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing, with deep groove – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz At The College Of The Pacific Vol 2 ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great set – unissued material from the same concert that gave us the original College Of The Pacific album! Classic early live material from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – already humming along nicely with some great alto sax from Paul Desmond! The group's in fine form here – a bit more relaxed and open than on their Columbia recordings – with plenty of creative piano lines from Dave, showing just a slight dose of modernism, and lots more of that cool, icy alto sax work that made Desmond a standout right from the start. Rhythm is by Ron Crotty on bass and Joe Dodge on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Outtakes – Previously Unreleased Takes From The Original 1959 Session ... LP
Brubeck Editions, 1959. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Rare material from the sessions for one of the greatest jazz albums ever – the legendary 1959 Time Out album by the Dave Brubeck quartet – expanded here with unreleased outtakes from the recording date, which include two tracks that were not even on the original record! The sound of the group is legendary – the crisp alto of Paul Desmond next to the ever-shifting, always-rhythmic piano of Brubeck – the man who brought modern jazz to the masses – aided with the fantastic bass of Eugene Wright and razor-sharp drum work of Joe Morello – every bit as great here as on the album that was released! The first five tracks are pretty close to the originals, with slight variations – a testament to the well-rehearsed nature of the group – but the added tunes really show the record in formation, as does the extra banter between the band that's included at the end. New titles include "Watusi Jam" and "I'm In A Dancing Mood" – alongside alternate takes of "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Take Five", "Cathy's Waltz", "Three To Get Ready", and "Strange Meadowlark". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMorning Side Of Love Vol 1 – A Collection Of Chill Out Grooves From The Past (3LP set) ... LP
Irma (Italy), 1970s. Very Good+ 3LPs ... Out Of Stock
Forget the stupid cover, forget the silly title – this is a great record of mellow jazz and soul from the 70s! The album's got a really wonderful feeling – similar to Irma's Quiet Moments compilation from a few years ago – and it dips into some lesser-known album tracks to come up with a wealth of kicked-back tunes that are perfect for mellow listening! Our hats are really off to this one – as it's filled with great tracks we'd either forgotten about, overlooked, or passed up in our usual funky frenzy – but which we now really appreciate for their spacious soulful grooves. Titles include "Parting" by Don Ellis, "What's Going On" by Herbie Mann, "Milonga Triste" by Gato Barbieri, "Brazilica" by Ramsey Lewis, "Midnight Groove" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Las Vegas Tango" by Gary Burton, "Eboness" by Yusef Lateef, "You Only Live Twice" by Frank Pourcel, "The Morning Side Of Love" by Chico Hamilton, "Keep Dreaming" by Stan Getz, "Dio Come Ti Amo" by Domenico Modungo, "Theme From Blow Up" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Last Tango In Paris" by Gato Barbieri, "Take Ten" by Paul Desmond, and "Via Beato Angelico" by Perigeo. 21 tracks on 3 LPs! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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