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Pia BeckDutch Treat ... LP
Epic, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Swinging vocals from this Dutch singer – with tracks that include "So This Is Love", "He's Funny That Way", "Just A Gigolo", "Gone With The Wind", "Dancing On The Ceiling", and "Have A Good Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black and yellow label pressing. Cover has some surface wear, aging and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Pia BeckDutch Treats – Hot Boogie, Cool Bop, & More 1946 to 1960 ... CD
Philips/Jasmine (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
An excellent collection of work from Pia Beck – a Dutch pianist who first burned things up with some stunning instrumental tracks in the postwar years, then developed into a great singer too! As you might guess from the title, Pia began with a boogie woogie approach – blinding work on the piano that rivaled some of the American greats of the time – and as the years went on, she moved into jump blues and bebop too – handled with a great sense of charm, and chops that make her way more than a European player just dabbling in styles. There's never been a good collection of Beck's work from the time before – and this CD brings together 27 singles recorded for Philips, including work with Cor Steyn – a mixture of vocal and instrumental tunes, with cuts that include "I Didn't Slip I Wasn't Pushed I Fell", "Beck's Boogie", "Bop Kiss", "Botch A Me", "Haven't Got A Worry", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "I'm Feeling Blue At The Blue Note", and "Chickery Chick". CD
 
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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

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Dave BrubeckTime Outtakes – Previously Unreleased Takes From The Original 1959 Session ... LP
Brubeck Editions, 1959. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 25.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George AntheilPiano Concertos 1 & 2/Jazz Symphony/Jazz Sonata – Markus Becker/NDR Radiophilharmonie/Eiji Oue ... CD
CPO (Germany), 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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Elder Charles BeckElder Charles Beck – Your Man Of Faith ... CD
Gospel Friend, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Two decades' of work by Elder Charles Beck – a really important force in the early years of gospel music, and an artist who really helped link the music to more secular styles too! Beck plays both piano and trumpet – the latter quite a surprise, and is used here on early cuts to emphasize the jazzier currents in his music – that brash, bold personality that was maybe a bit different for a spiritual recording in the 30s, and which really helped establish styles of stardom for years to come! Beck's vocals are great, too – he's a hell of a singer with a really nice range and a great ear for a groove – which also links some of the later cuts here to R&B, a bit in the way that Sister Rosetta Tharpe was able to lay the groundwork with her recordings too. The set features 26 tracks in all, almost 80 minutes of music – and titles include "Winehead Willie Put That Bottle Down", "Shouting With Elder Beck", "Didn't It Rain", "Dry Bones", "I Got a Home In That Rock", "Blow Gabriel", "Precious Lord", "Talk On Talkers", "He Knows Just How Much We Can Bear", "Handwriting On The Wall", "Rock & Roll Sermon", and "When". CD

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Dave BrubeckBravo Brubeck (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used ... $8.99
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 Desmond ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is lightly stained at the bottom 3 inches, with some gloss wrinkles in front, some stuck on paper in back, and a small split in the top seam.)

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Dave BrubeckConcord On A Summer Night ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... $9.99
With Brubeck on piano, Bill Smith on clarinet, Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone, and Randy Jones on drums. Titles include "Softly William Softly", "Koto Song", "Benjamin", and "Take Five". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light wear and a sticker remnant on the cover.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckIn Their Own Sweet Way ... CD
Telarc, 1994/1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Dave Brubeck on piano, Matthew Brubeck on cello, Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone, and Dan Brubeck on drums. CD
(Spine has a thin cutout notch.)

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Dave BrubeckMoscow Night ... CD
Concord, 1988. Used ... $6.99
Features Dave Brubeck on piano, Bill Smith on clarinet, Chris Brubeck on electric bass, and Randy Jones on drums. CD
Also available Moscow Night ... LP 9.99

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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 BrubeckDave Brubeck Christmas ... CD
Telarc, 1996. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A warm set of solo tracks from pianist Dave Brubeck – a record that's a fair bit different than the early material you might know from the jazz legend, with a very personal, intimate quality that really fits the spirit of the season! Dave's work on the keys isn't nearly as modern as in the early days – and there's a nice dose of sentiment that really matches the right Holiday flavor for the material – a set list that includes "Away In A Manger", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "To Us Is Given", "Run Run Run To Bethlehem", "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song", and "What Child Is This". CD

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckMy Favorite Things ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's plenty of favorite things going on here – the alto of Paul Desmond, piano of Dave Brubeck, bass of Gene Wright, and drums of Joe Morello – that perfect Dave Brubeck Quartet, captured here at the height of their powers! The set's got no gimmicks, no special settings, but the group manage to make things every bit as impressive as on all their high concept records of the period – really finding a way to open up older songs with completely fresh energy, and really make them their own! Dave has an especially great tone to his piano – maybe a bit more human and personal than on some other records – and titles include "My Favorite Things", "Why Can't I", "Little Girl Blue", "This Can't Be Love", "The Circus On Parade", and "Over & Over Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out (2CD Legacy edition – with previously unreleased live tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... 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". 2CD version features a set of previously unreleased Dave Brubeck material recorded at Newport in the early 60s – 8 rare bonus tracks on a separate CD. CD
(Sealed promotional copy with a punch through the barcode.)
Also available Time Out ... CD 2.99

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Teresa Brewer with Count Basie & Duke EllingtonSongs Of Bessie Smith/It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Boplicity (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of later jazzy vocal LP gems by Teresa Brewer, both backed by jazz greats – Songs Of Bessie Smith with Count Basie and Thad Jones, and It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing with Duke Ellington – both released by Flying Dutchman in 1973! Teresa's popularity peaked a couple decades earlier as a girlish pop singer, and she succeeds strongly on both records – not just because of the jazz heavies in the band, but because she has the pipes and genuine affection for the material to pull it off. It's lovely stuff! Songs Of Bessie Smith have the bluesy overtones necessary to make it work, without trying the hide Teresa's naturally softer approach. Basie on piano throughout, with arrangements by Jones, and a great big band on half and more intimate arrangements on the other half. It Don't Mean A Thing. . .works just as wel, with Duke Ellington and Ernie Wilkins arrangements, and great Flying Dutchman players that include Bernard Purdie, Joe Beck and Mtume. 20 tracks in all, including "Trombone Cholly", "Gmme A Pigfoot", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "St Louis Blues", "I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues", "Mood Indigo", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter", "Tulip Or Turnip", "I'ts Kinda Lonesome Out Tonight" and more. CD

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Rusty BryantFor The Good Times/Until It's Time For You To Go ... CD
Prestige, 1973/1974. Used ... $9.99
Two late Rusty Bryant albums – back to back on one CD! For the Good Times was one of Rusty's last for Prestige – recorded with a lineup that includes Hank Jones on electric piano, and Joe Beck on guitar. The album's not as over the top funky as his earlier ones for the label – but it does include some nice electric moments that show a new side of Rusty's groove. Tracks include "Theme from Deep Throat", a nice soundtrack groover, plus "The Last One Out" and "Appalachian Green". Until It's Time For You To Go is a mellower Rusty Bryant set recorded for Prestige with larger arrangements by Horace Ott, who also worked on a lot of the Solid State and Groove Merchant recordings at the time. The group includes Ott on piano and electric piano, Ernie Hayes on organ, Bad Bascomb on bass, and Bernard Purdie on drums. The album, like the first, is not as over the top funky, but it does have a few nice mellow funk moments – like the groovers "The Hump Bump" and "Ga Gang Gang Goong". Other tracks include "Troubles", "Until It's Time For You To Go", and "The Red Eye Special". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Graham CollierDown Another Road/Songs For My Father/Mosaics ... CD
Fontana/Philips/BGO (UK), 1969/1970/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 19.99
3 incredible albums from the British jazz scene at the end of the 60s – all together in one 2CD package! Down Another Road is incredible work from one of England's greatest jazz talents – bassist Graham Collier, a player with an amazing ability to absorb a lot of the modern and progressive influences of his jazz generation – but all without succumbing to the same indulgences as them – a fact which resulted in a razor-sharp style that forged some of the freshest jazz ever to come out of the UK. This 1969 album is a masterpiece – filled with a modal groove and a strident searching theme, yet also as tight and grooving as most of the best Blue Note sessions from the same time. Harry Beckett's on trumpet, Nick Evans is on trombone, John Marshall plays drums, and Stan Sulzmann handles the reeds. Tracks include "Down Another Road", "Danish Blue", "The Barley Mow", and "Aberdeen Angus". Songs For My Father is a masterpiece of modernist soul jazz, with a sound that recalls the best late Blue Note work by Lee Morgan or Hank Mobley. Alan Wakeman's tenor is perfectly pitched, and searingly searching; Harry Beckett's trumpet is round, lyrical, and filled with soul; and the piano of John Taylor comps along in chunky modal grooves that make the whole album fall together brilliantly. Tracks include "Song One", "Song Two", "Song Three", etc – and they're all fantastic! Mosaics is a wonderfully searching session – filled with warm McCoy Tyner-esque modal moments, and searing post-Coltrane solos! The album comprises one long piece – Collier's "Mosaics" – performed live by a group that includes Alan Wakeman on tenor and soprano, Harry Beckett on trumpet, and Geoff Castle on piano. "Mosaics" has that amazing mid 60s Coltrane quality of going out in a spiritual kind of way – yet always returning to the groove, never getting too free, and always remaining firmly focused on the direction ahead. All players are great, and the record crackles with the intensity of a classic session on Impulse! CD

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Elton Dean's NinesenseHappy Daze/Oh For The Edge ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $14.99 About November 30, 2021
Seminal work from British reedman Elton Dean – two classic Ogun albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Happy Daze – a set that's got a lot more complicated class than you might expect from the title – really wonderful large ensemble arrangements penned by Dean, and definitely in the spirit that he claimed made the group the heir to Keith Tippett's previous group of the late 60s! The music here is all nicely inside, and pretty darn soulful – swinging and stepping with a bit more of a groove than some of the other Ogun Records work of the time – really back to that hip point at the end of the 60s, when British jazz groups stretched out in their spirit, but never got too avant in their style – a perfect blend that Dean really recreates here, with help from players who include Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett on trumpet, Mark Charig on trumpet and tenor horn, Nick Evans and Radu Malfatti on trombones, Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. Titles include "Nicrotto", "Seven For Lee", "Sweet FA", and "Three For All". On Oh For The Edge, there's definitely an edge to the music – but one that's a bit different than that of some of Elton Dean's contemporaries in the 70s British scene! Dean brings a lot more swing and soul to this record than you might expect – working with a large group, but never letting the players get totally outside – which is a real change from some of the more freely improvising UK ensembles of the period. Dean's own work on alto and saxello are totally great – as are the core rhythms of the group, which come from Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. But we're also plenty happy to hear Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Nick Evans on trombone. The recording has a very good "roomy" sound to it that gives it a darker edge than some of the other Ogun recordings from the time – and tracks include "Fall In Free", "Dance", "Friday Night Blues", and "Prayer For Jesus". CD

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Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra with Stephen RileyBluu Afroo ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
There's a really great pairing going on here – the always-amazing sound of Pierre Dorge's New Jungle Orchestra, and the tenor of Stephen Riley – a guest who's brought into the fold after a successful European tour with the group, and a perfect match for their ever-inventive sound! Dorge's guitar sets the scene and colors the music right from the start – with plenty of the blue elements you might expect in the title – and Riley seems as if he's challenging all the other group members to do their best with the strength of his own tenor – a lineup that includes Tobias Wiklund on trumpet, Kennet Agerlhom on trombone, Jakob Mygind on tenor and soprano, Anders Banke on tenor and bass clarinet, and Irene Becker on piano and keyboards. The tracks are mostly originals by Dorge, plus a few by Becker – and they've got that angular, shape-heavy vibe that marks the work of the NJO – on titles that include "Dancing In The Jungle", "Aburu Kuwa", "Mingus' Birthday Party", "Witchdoctor In The Burial Mound", "Fulani", and "Blue Afriki". CD

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Eddie HarrisEH In The UK ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good- ... $4.99
Eddie Harris hits the London scene of the 70s – and like some of the bluesmen who travelled there from Harris' hometown of Chicago, he gets the chance to work with some of the younger British musicians who've been inspired by his music! Eddie plays electric versions of both tenor sax and trumpet – plus some acoustic piano too – and on one track he even sings a bit through his horn, in this really cool, really weird sort of mode! The big names each make appearances in varied order throughout the set – players who include Albert Lee and Jeff Beck on guitar, Chris Squire on bass, Tony Kaye on moog, and both Zoot Money and Steve Winwood on Fender Rhodes – and although there's a bit of a rockish vibe to their playing, the overall mode is still very strongly in the electric funky jazz style that Harris begun with his Atlantic Records sessions of the 60s! Titles include "Baby", "Conversations Of Everything & Nothing", "I Waited For You", and "He's Island Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Snorre Kirk with Stephen RileyGoing Up ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Drummer Snorre Kirk has some great work here from tenorist Stephen Riley – who joins the group, and really seems to fit into their groove in a great way – using the Basie-styled piano lines of Magnus Hjorth to open up with a raspy tone that's really wonderful! The group also features a second tenorist – Jan Harbeck – and the mix of voices is great, set up in these gently grooving tracks that almost feel like some Verve Records blowing session from years back! Bassist Anders Fjelsted keeps the whole thing moving with a nicely-stepping vibe – and titles include "Streamline", "Going Up", "Dive", "Bright & Early", "Highway Scene", "Call To Prayer", and "The Grind". CD

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Matthias LandaeusJul Pa Jazzvis ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2012. New Copy ... About December 1, 2021
A sweet trio album from pianist Mathias Landaeus – based around classic Swedish Holiday tunes, but handled instrumentally – which means that you can enjoy the album all year long! The record's way different than an American jazz Christmas album – partly because of the relatively unfamiliar tunes, but also because of the gently expressive style that Landaeus brings to his readings – piano lines that are pointed, yet somewhat softly sensitive too – and guided nicely by the bass of Kristian Lind and drums of Jonas Holgersson. There's almost a Brubeck vibe in the album at times – and titles include "Ja Se Det Snoar", "Hej Tomtegtubbar", "Staffan Var En Stalledrang", "Hosianna Davids Son", and "Nu Ar Det Jul Igen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A great pairing of two of the coolest jazz talents of the 50s – icy-cool altoist Paul Desmond and warm-toned baritonist Gerry Mulligan! The group here continues the pianoless tradition of some of Mulligan's work of the decade – leaving plenty of room for amazing interplay between the horns, and a rare chance to hear Desmond away from the instrument – especially considering his work with Brubeck – blowing here in an airy, willowy tone that's totally great. Other players include Joe Benjamin on bass and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". CD includes bonus tracks – "Tea For Two", "Wintersong", and "Lover". CD

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David Murray & Pierre Dorge's New Jungle OrchestraJazzpar Prize ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $16.99
A really unique setting for the saxophone talents of David Murray – set up here with the Pierre Dorge New Jungle Orchestra, on a record that really pushes that group even more than usual! Part of the strength of the set is the work of the soloists – not just Murray on tenor and bass clarinet, or Dorge on guitar – but also Horace Parlan on piano, and Harry Beckett on trumpet – both players who get in some strong moments that really help shape the long songs on the set – in a lineup that also includes Per Jorgensen on trumpet, Jorg Huke on trombone, Jacob Mygind on soprano and tenor, and Jesper Zeuthen on alto and bass clarinet. The set includes the Murray originals "Gospel Medley", "Song For Doni", and "Shakil Warriors" – and Dorge tunes "Do Green Ants Dream" and "David In Wonderland". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Qualiton Jazz EnsembleModern Jazz ... LP
Qualiton (Hungary), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A cool set of modern jazz numbers put together by the Qualiton Records label in Hungary – a small but strong outlet of jazz during the years of the Iron Curtain! The combo here is led by pianist Janos Gonda, and features Attilla Savari on saxes, Peter Kaldor on vibes, and Tibor Buvari on bass – plus a vocal solo from Marta Szirmai in one spot – and the group take on tunes by Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, John Lewis, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear, and a small split in the bottom seam – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Buddy RichEurope 77 ... CD
Magic (UK), 1977. Used ... $3.99
Buddy Rich on drums, Tom Warrington on bass, Edward Eby on bass trombone, Barry Keiner on piano, Alan Gauvin, Chuck Wilson, Gary Pribeck, Greg Smith, and Steve Marcus on reeds, Dale Kirkland and Matt Johnson on trombone, and Chuck Schmidt, Danny Hayes, Dean Pratt, and John Marshall on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil WoodsPhil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival ... CD
Atlantic, 1971. Used ... $12.99
A stunner of an album – light years ahead of Phil's earlier work in America – a bit funky at times, with some really open-ended modern sounds! The album features Phil with his incredible European Rhythm Machine – a group that includes Gordon Beck on electric piano, Henri Texier on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums – and the fat basslines of Texier are a wonderful match for the keyboards of Beck – both perfectly balancing things out on the groove! Tracks are long, and a mix of hard out soloing with some nice rhythmic grooving – almost in a modal fusion mode, but not quite – and titles include "Josua", "The Meeting", "Freedom Jazz Dance", and "Ode A Jean-Louis". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsPhil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival ... LP
Embryo, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
A stunner of an album – light years ahead of Phil's earlier work in America – a bit funky at times, with some really open-ended modern sounds! The album features Phil with his incredible European Rhythm Machine – a group that includes Gordon Beck on electric piano, Henri Texier on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums – and the fat basslines of Texier are a wonderful match for the keyboards of Beck – both perfectly balancing things out on the groove! Tracks are long, and a mix of hard out soloing with some nice rhythmic grooving – almost in a modal fusion mode, but not quite – and titles include "Josua", "The Meeting", "Freedom Jazz Dance", and "Ode A Jean-Louis". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, with promo stickers and a small distro sticker, and partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Patrick Zimmerli QuartetClockworks ... CD
Songlines (Canada), 2018. Used ... $7.99
Patrick Zimmerli on tenor saxophone, Ethan Iverson on piano, Christopher Tordini on bass, and John Hollenbeck on drums. CD

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✨✧ Rusty BryantFor The Good Times ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Rusty Bryant's last albums for Prestige – recorded in that more-electric mode that graced the label's albums of the year 1973 – but in a style that's still pretty darn nice! The group's still a small combo – with Rusy on tenor and alto, plus with Hank Jones on electric piano, and the twin guitars of Joe Beck and Hugh McCracken. The rhythm team of Tony Levin and Steve Gadd is still pretty tight too – and there's some nice numbers on the set that cook with a warm electric soul jazz groove. Titles include the mellow "Theme From Deep Throat", a nice soundtrack groover, plus "The Last One Out", "Night In Tunisia", "Killing Me Softly", and "Appalachian Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Elton Dean's NinesenseHappy Daze/Oh For The Edge ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1976/1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from British reedman Elton Dean – two classic Ogun albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Happy Daze – a set that's got a lot more complicated class than you might expect from the title – really wonderful large ensemble arrangements penned by Dean, and definitely in the spirit that he claimed made the group the heir to Keith Tippett's previous group of the late 60s! The music here is all nicely inside, and pretty darn soulful – swinging and stepping with a bit more of a groove than some of the other Ogun Records work of the time – really back to that hip point at the end of the 60s, when British jazz groups stretched out in their spirit, but never got too avant in their style – a perfect blend that Dean really recreates here, with help from players who include Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett on trumpet, Mark Charig on trumpet and tenor horn, Nick Evans and Radu Malfatti on trombones, Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. Titles include "Nicrotto", "Seven For Lee", "Sweet FA", and "Three For All". On Oh For The Edge, there's definitely an edge to the music – but one that's a bit different than that of some of Elton Dean's contemporaries in the 70s British scene! Dean brings a lot more swing and soul to this record than you might expect – working with a large group, but never letting the players get totally outside – which is a real change from some of the more freely improvising UK ensembles of the period. Dean's own work on alto and saxello are totally great – as are the core rhythms of the group, which come from Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. But we're also plenty happy to hear Alan Skidmore on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Nick Evans on trombone. The recording has a very good "roomy" sound to it that gives it a darker edge than some of the other Ogun recordings from the time – and tracks include "Fall In Free", "Dance", "Friday Night Blues", and "Prayer For Jesus". CD

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✨✧ Duke Ellington1969 All Star White House Tribute ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A birthday tribute to the Duke featuring Clark Terry on trumpet, Urbie Green and JJ Johnson on trombone, Paul Desmond on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, Hank Jones on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, and Milt Hinton on bass, and Louie Bellson on piano – plus guest spots by Dave Brubeck, Earl Hines, and Billy Taylor. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee KonitzLee Konitz At Storyville/At Harvard Square/Konitz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1954. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Three early 10" albums from alto genius Lee Konitz – packaged together here in one great 2CD set! First up is Lee Konitz At Storyville – tight early work from Lee Konitz – recorded on location at the very hospitable Storyville nightclub in Boston – a sweet setting for his angular tones on the alto! The style here is great – cutting lines that are incredibly precise, yet crafted with enough soul to keep them from just being exercises in sound – delivered with a bit more warmth than some of Lee's other recordings of the time. The group's a quartet with Ronnie Ball on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Al Levitt on drums – and titles include "Sound Lee", "Subconscious Lee", "Hi Beck", and "These Foolish Things". Next is Lee Konitz At Harvard Square – clear, clean early work from Lee Konitz – recorded with that crispy edge that he brought to all of his best early work! The album's a treasure all the way through – really amazing stuff, with a sharpness that's quite noticeable, but also a sense of humanity that Lee didn't always have in his later work. The group's nicely relaxed, but still driven by modern ideals – and other players include Ronnie Ball on piano, Jeff Morton on drums, and Peter Ind on bass. Tracks are short, but pack a punch, and titles include "No Splice", "Foolin Myself", "Ronnie's Tune", "Froggy Day", and "My Old Flame". Last is the great Konitz album – some of the greatest work ever recorded by Lee Konitz – crisp, cool, and with that perfect icy tone that was his unique trademark during the mid 50s! The style here is a bit less angular and academic than some of Lee's earliest work – and there's a subtle warmth, almost an intimacy to the way the whole thing's recorded – but also a Tristano-styled approach to the tunes that still makes everything feel a bit off-kilter, even when relaxed. The group's a quartet – with Lee on alto, Ronnie Ball on piano, Jeff Morton on drums, and the great Tristano-ite Peter Ind on bass. Titles include "317 East 32nd", "Bop Goes The Leesel", "Nursery Rhyme", and a great version of "Skylark". 31 tracks in all – with some bonus alternates too! CD

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✨✧ Marian McPartlandJust Friends ... CD
Concord, 1997/1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Piano duets with George Shearing, Tommy Flanagan, Geri Allen, Dave Brubeck, Gene Harris, and Renee Rosnes. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mike OsborneOutback ... LP
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Early genius from British saxophonist Mike Osborne – his first session as a leader, recorded in the company of some of the greatest players on his scene! Osborne's got a strong vision here that's apparent from the first note of the set – a mixture of freedom and cohesive energy that resonates with the best modes of the ESP albums cut a few years before this one – stretching out with the new imagination that was setting the London jazz scene on fire at the start of the 70s. Osborne's alto is at the lead of a quintet that also includes Harry Beckett on trumpet, Chris McGregor on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums – and the sound is a mixture of some of the post-Blue Notes work of McGregor with bolder-blown trumpet/sax lines from Beckett and Osborne. The album features 2 long tracks – the stark, angular "So It Is", and the slower-building "Outback", which features some especially nice solos from Beckett. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and more creative 70s electric instrumentation – filled with complicated shades, tones, and colors! We'd place this record next to the best electric work by David Axelrod, the dopest funk on CTI, and a rare few other jazz funk albums from the 70s – and the whole thing's completely sublime all the way through! Players include Joao Donato on piano, Dom Salvador on Fender Rhodes, Lloyd McNeil on flute, Mauricio Smith on tenor and soprano sax, Sivuca on organ and guitar, and Joe Beck on electric guitar – and titles include the spare spacey groover "Dom's Tune", the lively dancer "Cinnamon Flower", the jazzy "Family Talk", a great version of "Ponteio", and a take on Sivuca's "Adeus Maria Fulo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ London Jazz Composers OrchestraThat Time ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 1972/1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very rare work from this legendary improvising orchestra – two different recordings from the first decade or so of the group's existence, at a time when they were hardly making any records at all! The first two long tracks are from a 1972 performances in Germany – and feature an early version of the group conducted by Buxton Orr, but with leader Barry Guy in strong formation – in a very large lineup that includes saxes from Evan Parker, Mike Osborne, Trevor Watts, and Alan Wakeman; trumpets from Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, and Dave Holdsworth; trombones from Paul Rutherford, Mike Gibbs, and Paul Nieman; guitar from Derek Bailey; piano from Howard Riley; percussion and drums from Paul Lytton and Tony Oxley; and more bass from Jeff Clyne and Chris Laurence. The players' ability to move in ways that are both cohesive and individual is breathtaking – on the long selections "Watts Parker Beckett To Me Mr Riley" and "Statements III". Next are two more tracks recorded in London in 1980 – one live, one studio – with some of the same players, but also the addition of Peter Brotzmann and Tony Coe on saxes, Philipp Wachsmann on violin, and John Stevens on percussion – on the tracks "Quasimode III" and "Appolysian". CD

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✨✧ Ranny SinclairAnother Autumn (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue full length album from Ranny Sinclair – a very cool 60s singer who recorded for Columbia Records with a very groovy style – including a few obscure tracks done with piano legend Dave Brubeck! The sound here is beautiful – breathy at times, with some bossa currents in the rhythms – and a cool, compressed production technique that makes Ranny's vocals glide along beautifully with the instrumentation – a lot like Astrud Gilberto at Verve, or Joanie Sommers on some of her groovier records – but also very unique! Teo Macero produced – and the tracks clearly have the best of the 60s Columbia Records jazz talents behind them – yet only four singles' worth of material were released at the time, which are combined with unreleased tracks to make a really wonderful album. Titles include "Ode To A Cowboy", "Fan The Flame", "There Won't Be Trumpets", "Sweet William", "With Any Other Girl", "Something To Sing About", "Autumn In Our Town", "Barbara Allen", and "A Wonderful Guy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan TraceyEarly Works (The Bracknell Connection/Salisbury Suite) ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Not the earliest work of pianist Stan Tracey – but two wonderful albums from the 70s, both of which show his mighty talents in the space of a larger group! The Bracknell Connection is one of the greatest post-Landsdowne recordings by British pianist Stan Tracey – a killer large group session that's cut in the best tradition of his best 60s work! Unlike some of Tracey's other 70s sides, which can get a bit too free, this one still has a tight, sharp jazz focus – one that makes Tracey's off-beat playing sound far better than it does in a structure-less setting. The other players in the group are all quite strong too – and soloists include Harry Beckett on trumpet, Peter King on alto, and Art Themin on tenor and soprano. Titles include "Timespring", "Cuddly", and "Agitato Sympatico". Also features a previously unissued track – "Chiffik". Salisbury Suite is another great octet session from Tracey – one that's strongly graced by his tremendous work on piano – forceful, angular, and modern – yet without any of the excesses of some of his solo or trio work of the time! Tracey really seems to come into his own in a larger group recording – keeping his cool enough as a leader, and really setting the tone for the other players – pushing them into hip formation, but always getting them to swing as well. Players include Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Don Weller on tenor, Jeff Daly on alto, Harry Beckett on trumpet, and Malcolm Griffiths on trombone – and titles include "Peg Leg Bates", "Miff", and "Ballad For St Ed". CD

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✨✧ Mike WestbrookMetropolis ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of work from Mike Westbrook – recorded back in the early years of his career, when he still had a pretty sharp edge! Like Westbrook's first few albums on Decca, this set features the British avant jazz maestro playing piano with a large ensemble of some of England's finest jazzmen – including Ray Warleigh, Alan Skidmore, Harry Beckett, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Rutehrford, and Harry Miller. Norma Winstone sings on a few tracks, bringing in her lovely voice in the way that she does on Westbrook's best albums – but overall, the set's a bit more out there and more avant than some of his earlier work, but still has the majestic cohesiveness that makes his work of the time so great. The work is one long piece, split into 9 segments. CD

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✨✧ Snorre Kirk with Stephen RileyTangerine Rhapsody ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Snorre Kirk has a great musical partner here – tenorist Stephen Riley, who blows with this warm, raspy tone that takes us back to classic Ben Webster in the postwar years! The pace of most tunes is nicely laidback, but never in a way that's too sloppy or loose – as Kirk's combo provides these rhythms that are more than interesting enough on their own, and which really expand once Riley's magic comes into the mix! Also, all tunes are originals by Kirk, which makes for an even fresher set than the usual outing with a classic-styled tenorist – and the group features Magnus Hjorth on piano and Anders Fjelsted on bass – plus guest tenor from Jan Harbeck on two tracks too. Tiles include "Tangerine Rhapsody", "Blues Jump", "West Indian Fever", and "Uptown Swing Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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Noah BeckerWhere We Are ... CD
Entour, 2000. Used ... $8.99
Noah Becker on tenor saxophone, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Peter Griesinger on guitar,George Collingan on electric piano and drums, Joshua Dixon on drums, and David Ephross on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gerald BeckettBlack Eyes ... CD
Wolftones, 2002. Used ... $8.99
Gerald Beckett on flute, Will Juhn on tenor saxophone, Kevin Fellezs on piano, Mauro Pannitto on bass, Dan Aker on drums, with vocals from Lonnie Tuck. CD

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Dave BrubeckBrubeck Plays Brubeck ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
Solo recordings of original compositions for piano, with titles including "Swing Bells", "Walkin' Line", "Two-Part Contention", "Weep No More", "When I Was Young", and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz At The College Of The Pacific ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1953. Used ... $5.99
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". CD

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Dave BrubeckJazz At The College Of The Pacific Vol 2 ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1953. Used ... $6.99
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 BrubeckOnce When I Was Very Young ... CD
Music Masters, 1991. Used ... $6.99
Dave Brubeck on piano, Bill Smith on clarinet, Jack Six on bass, and Randy Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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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 Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1957. Used ... $11.99
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/Oscar Peterson/George Shearing/Ahmad JamalPlaying Our Songs ... CD
Telarc, 1990s. Used ... $2.99
Includes two tracks from each pianist. CD
(Spine has a thin cutout notch.)

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Gene HarrisGene Harris At Maybeck ... CD
Concord, 1993. Used ... $8.99
Includes solo piano versions of "Old Folks", "Penthouse Serenade", "Elephant Blossom Blues", "Blues For Rhonda", "Erroll's Theme", and "Lu's Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John HicksLive At Maybeck Recital Hall – Vol 7 ... CD
Concord, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
John Hicks on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Helen Merrill & Gordon BeckNo Tears, No Goodbyes ... CD
Owl, 1984. Used ... $8.99
A great moody session from Helen Merrill – with just Gordon Beck to back up her vocals! Beck plays Fender Rhodes, organ, and acoustic piano – and titles include "I Love Paris", "I Love Paris Too", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "I Got It Bad", "I Got It Good", and "By Myself". CD
(Out of print, small cutout mark through booklet and traycard artwork.)

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Triple Play (Brubeck/Brown/Ruth)Live ... CD
Blue Forest, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Features Dave Brubeck's son Chris Brubeck on bass, trombone, and piano – with Joel Brown on guitars, and Peter "Madcat" Ruth on harmonicas, jaw harp, and percussion. CD

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Triple Play (Brubeck/Brown/Ruth)Watching The World ... CD
Blue Forest, 2003. Used ... $6.99
Features Dave Brubeck's son Chris Brubeck on bass, bass trombone, piano, and organ – with Joel Brown on guitars, and Peter "Madcat" Ruth on harmonicas, ukelele, and kalimba. CD

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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 Brubeck/Paul Desmond/Cal TjaderDave Brubeck Quartet/Paul Desmond Quartet/Cal Tjader ... LP
Crown, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work from the San Francisco scene of the 50s – issued here on the Crown label, who usually just focused on the sounds of LA! As usual with Crown, the notes are a bit vague – but we can say that the set features some sparkling material that really matches the Fantasy Records 50s best of all players – although with a vibe that's slightly more rough around the edges – but we mean that in a good way! The set begins with a long take on Brubeck's haunting "At A Perfume Counter" – almost more of a showcase for the alto of Paul Desmond, which takes some turns and twists that are simply breathtaking – and which will have you raising your love of his talents another notch – if that's possible at all. Next is Desmond as a leader in the haunting "Purple Moon" – a number with a bottom bassy intensity that's a perfect foil for Paul's raspy alto in the lead. Last up is Cal Tjader on "Jazz Latino" – a number that's got a cool blend of vibes, piano, and guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and a split bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Fred HerschFred Hersch At Maybeck – Maybeck Recital Hall Series Volume 31 ... CD
Concord, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A solo piano recital. Tracks include "Haunted Heart", "Song Is You", "Body And Soul", "In Walked Bud", and "Sarabande". CD

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckBuried Treasures – Live In Mexico City ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dave Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good- ... 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
(Stereo 6 eye pressing, in a non-gatefold cover, with some wear, aging, some staining along the bottom, clear tape along the top and bottom seams and a lightly bent corner.)
Also available Time Out ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney ... CD
Sony, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Bernhard Meyer & John HollenbeckGrids ... CD
Shhpuma (Portugal), 2020. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Bernhard Meyer on electric bass and effects with John Hollenbeck on drums, percussion and prepared piano. CD

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Ian Carr Double QuintetSolar Sessions (10 inch EP) ... LP
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $24.99 About December 12, 2021
The group's listed here as the Double Quintet of trumpeter Ian Carr, but the sound is right next to the best work of his Nucleus group for Vertigo Records – a groundbreaking blend of jazz and electric elements, served up in a style that's very different from American work of the time! At one level, Carr and his group mates have this sophisticated style that's awash in complicated colors and very rich tones – but at another, they're able to open up and really let things fly – not really in prog directions, or avant improvisation either – but with a very freewheeling spirit that has Ian and the group exploding with new ideas all the way through! Other players include Harry Beckett on trumpet, Brian Smith on tenor and soprano, Tony Roberts on tenor and bass clarinet, and the electric core of Chris Spedding on guitar, Ron Matthewson on electric bass, and Karl Jenkins on electric piano – on long takes of tracks that include "Element 1", "Bedrock Deadlock", "Torso", "Snakehips Dream", and "Spirit Level". First-ever release – pulled from a well-recorded radio session in 1970! LP, Vinyl record album

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Heisenberg Uncertainty PlayersGradient ... CD
Heisenberg Uncertainty Players, 2020. Used ... $8.99
Natalie Lande on soprano and alto sax, Kelly Dorhauer on alto sax, Dan Burke on tenor sax, Matthew Beck on tenor sax and flute, James Baum on baritone sax, Michael Nearpass, Josh Torrey, and Chris Shuttleworth on trombone, Dan DiCesare on bass trombone, Adam Roebuck, Jon Rarick, Bennett Heinz, and Emily Kuhn on trumpet, Chris Parsons on guitar, Stuart Seale on piano, synthesizer, and organ, Dan Parker on bass, Jonathan Wenzel on drums, and John Dorhauer directing. CD

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Woody HermanGiant Steps ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Genius 70s work from Woody Herman – funky big band with electric touches, served up on a range of wonderful tunes! Woody's still at the helm of the group on saxes and clarinet – but as with other Fantasy and Cadet albums, the real thanks here goes to arrangers – who include Bill Stapleton, Alan Broadbent, Tony Klatka, and Richard Evans – who's making a brief post-Cadet appearance here to serve up a fierce version of his classic "First Thing I Do" – a jazzy reworking of the Joyce Williams tune, done here with a nice break, wah-wah guitar, and a real badass soundtrack style! Rhythm players include Joe Beck and Ray Barretto – and the whole album's great throughout. Titles include "Think On Me", "A Child Is Born", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "First Thing I Do", "Giant Steps", and a great take on Chick Corea's "La Fiesta", complete with electric piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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King CurtisGet Ready ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1970. Used ... $6.99
Sly soul from the great King Curtis – one of his last albums ever, and one of his best as well! There's a hip sort of edge to the record that's different from the Curtis groove of the mid 60s – less standard soul instrumental covers, and a much more righteous feel overall – part of the vibe that King had been crafting for others in the late 60s Atlantic studios, and partly the funky undercurrents that would often only show up on some of his 45 releases for the label! The backing group here is really great – with rhythm work from Eddie Hinton on guitar, Barry Beckett on keyboards, David Hood on bass, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and solo moments from Cornell Dupree on lead guitar, and both Joe Newman and Ernie Royal on trumpets. King produced the record himself, and one cut features slightly different instrumentation – with organ by Jimmy Smith and piano by Richard Tee. Titles include "Floatin", "Sugar Foot", "Soulin", "Teasin", "Let It Be", "Someday We'll Be Together", "Something", and "Promenade". CD

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King CurtisInstant Groove/Get Ready ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A pair of classics from one of the best saxophonists in soul music – back to back on a single CD! First up is an Instant Groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". Get Ready is sly soul from the great King Curtis – one of his last albums ever, and one of his best as well! There's a hip sort of edge to the record that's different from the Curtis groove of the mid 60s – less standard soul instrumental covers, and a much more righteous feel overall – part of the vibe that King had been crafting for others in the late 60s Atlantic studios, and partly the funky undercurrents that would often only show up on some of his 45 releases for the label! The backing group here is really great – with rhythm work from Eddie Hinton on guitar, Barry Beckett on keyboards, David Hood on bass, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and solo moments from Cornell Dupree on lead guitar, and both Joe Newman and Ernie Royal on trumpets. King produced the record himself, and one cut features slightly different instrumentation – with organ by Jimmy Smith and piano by Richard Tee. Titles include "Floatin", "Sugar Foot", "Soulin", "Teasin", "Let It Be", "Someday We'll Be Together", "Something", and "Promenade". CD

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Gene KrupaIn Disco Order Vol 15 – November 25, 1941 to February 26, 1942 ... LP
Ajax, 1941/1942. Sealed ... $6.99
With Roy Eldridge, Norman Murphy, Al Beck, and Graham Young on trumpets; John Grassi, Jay Kelliher, and Babe Wagner on trombones; Musky Ruffo on alto; Sam Musiker on clarinet and tenor; Walter Bates and Jimmy Milione on tenor; Sam Listengart on baritone; Milt Raskin on piano; Ray Biondi on guitar; and Eddie Mihelich on bass – and later sessions with Mickey Mangano and Norman Murphy on trumpets, and Benny Feeman on alto. Vocals by Anita O'Day, Johnny Desmond, and Roy Eldridge. LP, Vinyl record album

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Oliver NelsonSwiss Suite ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A killer set of searing soulful spiritual material from Oliver Nelson – and one of his best albums of the 70s! There's hardly anything "Swiss" in the music – save for the fact that it was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Fest – as the large ensemble recording has Nelson at the helm of a very hip group of musicians – really stretching out into territory that's more Strata East than any of his other work, especially on the title track! In addition to the tenor from Gato Barberi and alto from Eddie Vinson – both featured on the title – the set also features Charles Tolliver and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Bosko Petrovic on vibes, Na Na on barimbau, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Stanley Cowell on piano. Side one features the soaring "Swiss Suite" – an extended number done for the set – and side two has a bit more Nelson touches coming into play with the progressive lineup – on titles that include "Stolen Moments", "Black Brown & Beautiful", and "Blues & The Abstract Truth". CD

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New Heavenly BlueNew Heavenly Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Sealed ... $9.99
A mix of rootsy rock and more sophisticated modes – played by a 70s group that features Dave Brubeck's son on a variety of different instruments! The group may well be best known for their work with the older Brubeck on other records – but they stand nicely on their own here too, working through some tracks that show a compelling instrumental virtuosity, especially on guitars – mixing up older acoustic styles with some hipper, trippier elements of the times. Chris Brubeck plays organ, piano, guitar, bass, and trombone – and other instrumentation includes pedal steel, kalimba, electric piano, electric violin, viola, harmonica, flute, and more. Titles include "Nebulon Possessed", "The Idol", "I Look Upon What I Have Done", "Love You Tonite", "Raft Song", "Pegleg", and "Hard Lovin Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front from sticker removal.)

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Phil Woods & His European Rhythm MachinePhil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine (Pierre Cardin) ... LP
Pierre Cardin (France), 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An excellent album of funky electric jazz – and possibly the best one that Phil Woods cut with his European group! The quartet's a very hip group that's way hipper than its clunky name – with Gordon Beck on electric piano and organ, Daniel Humair on percussion and drums, and Henri Texier on bass, flute, and African percussion – all instrumentalists who dip heavily into the deep bag of their mighty talents for the date, helping to push Phil's music into some very cool new territory! The album cooks a lot harder than Woods' previous MGM date with the Rhythm Machine group in Europe – and has a really freewheeling vibe, and a sound that's almost outside at points. All tracks are long, with a modal electric approach that's very nice – and funky in the best parts – and titles include "Chromatic Banana", "Ultimate Choice", "The Last Page", and "The Day When The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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✨✧ Pete Christlieb/Warne MarshApogee ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant set of post-post-post Konitz jazz – a late 70s Warne Marsh session, produced by Donald Fagan and Walter Becker of Steely Dan! Despite the smooth jazz feeling of Becker & Fagan's own work, the pair are completely respectful to Marsh and his twin-tenor frontman Pete Christlieb – recording them along with Lou Levy on piano, Jim Hughart on bass, and Nick Ceroli on drums, in a setting that's got a warm, acoustic feel. There's no tricks or electricity on the set – just a tight, angular approach to modern jazz – crafted in the twin-sax mode that Marsh recorded in often during the 50s. Titles include "Magnatism", "317 E 32nd", "Rapunzel", and "Tenors Of The Time". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Lunarcy", "Love Me", and "How About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, lightly bent corners and a bit of pen on the back and labels.)

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✨✧ Helen MerrillMusic Makers ... CD
Owl/Sunnyside (France), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Proof that Helen Merrill was continuing to grow as a singer – well into her fourth decade of recording! This obscure session was recorded in France in 1986 – with a lineup that includes Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Gordon Beck on acoustic and electric piano, and Stephane Grappelli on violin. In this spare setting, Merrill's are wonderfully at home – sadly picking her way through a host of tunes that includes great readings of some more familiar numbers, plus a few originals by players on the set. Titles include "Nuages", "Round Midnight", "A Tout Choisir", "As Time Goes By", "Laura", "Music Makers", "And She Still Is With Me", and "Solitude". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Prince Jammy & King TubbyHis Majesty's Dub ... LP
Sky Juice, 1970s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hmm, Jah Woosh heads over to Randy's, Channel One and Joe Gibbs' with Sly & Robbie, Family Man and Carlton Barrett, Bo Peep, Bingy Bunny, Sowell, Ansel Collins, Gladdy, Snapping Beckford, Vin Gordon, Bobby Ellis, Skully Sims and Bongo Herman, then hands the tapes over to Prince Jammy, King Tubby, Maxi and ET Thompson over at Tubby's – you get the picture! Fabulous dubscapes of mighty drum and bass, echo-dipped rhythmic goodness no matter who's manning the console! 9 tracks in all, including "Throne Of Judgement", "Ruling Power", "Lion Heart", "His Majesty", "King Of Kings", "Thunder Shock", "Ethiopia Rock", "King Tubby's Salute" and "Jah Works". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a small sticker spot, some fraying at the spine, and a very small tear in the opening.)

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✨✧ Rob PronkBebop Years – Studio Sessions 1950 to 1957 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from the Dutch jazz scene of the postwar years – a set of small combo dates that feature trumpeter Rob Pronk, including two groups led by American players too! Pronk's got a tone that's clear, but never too clean – maybe the focused brightness of the young Howard McGhee, mixed with some of the richer feeling of the young Kenny Dorham – almost always matched here by great tenor work, which makes the tracks an equally strong delight! Players include Harry Verbecke, Toon Van Vilet, and Ruud Brink on tenor sax – plus Herman Schoonderwalt on alto, Rob Madna on piano, Ack Van Rooyen and Jerry Van Rooyen on trumpets, and Ruud Pronk and Cees Slinger on drums – and the set then also features an unusual twist – as Pronk steps over to piano, and works in one group with Ake Persson and Frank Rosolino on trombones, and another with Zoot Sims on tenor. There's a huge amount of music here to discover – and the presentation and recording quality is superb – on titles that include "Latecomer", "Four Roses", "Jack's Wax", "Blue Monk", "Funkerin", "Tune", "Sassy", "Minor", "Corner Pocket", and "Monotones". CD

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✨✧ Henri TexierA Cordes Et A Cris ... LP
JMS (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Great sounds from Henri Texier – a jazz musician who's always way more than just a jazz musician – especially on his 70s records, which have a really freewheeling way of mixing things together! This record is to French jazz what the Virgin Records 70s albums of Lol Coxhill were to British jazz – a way of finding a space to resonate with some of the more progressive elements of the period, while never sounding like prog at all – and also while not trying to ever be avant or free jazz either! Instead, Texier uses his bass in songforms that are both vocal and instrumental – the former with sounds that are more wordless than lyrics, and which have a great way of ringing out alongside his bass. His partners in crime on the record include Gordon Beck on piano, Aldo Romano on guitar, Jean Charles Capon on cello, and Didier Lockwood on violin – but Henri plays many instruments himself, including percussion, flute, and oud. Titles include "Hocoka", "Exode", "Blues Urbain", "Chemin De Vie", "Luce D'Alba", "Kanar Labour", "Libertad", and "A Cordes Et A Cris". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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