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Clifford BrownClifford Brown Memorial (Prestige) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1953. Used ... $13.99
Early 50s material recorded by the late Clifford Brown – issued here in a classic "memorial" package slightly after his death in 1956! And while Brown never recorded much for Prestige – and never really as a leader – these sides are still a great example of his completely unique touch on the trumpet! The first half of material was recorded in 1953 – and features Brown soloing with Tadd Dameron's group on the tracks "Philly JJ", "Chose Now", and "Dial B For Beauty". The other set features Brown and Art Farmer as the lead soloists with the Swedish All Stars, a group led by Quincy Jones – and tracks on that session include "Stockholm Sweetnin", "Scuse These Blues", and "Lover Come Back To Me". CD
(Out of print 2006 pressing wiht 20-bit/K2 mastering – still sealed!)

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Kenny Clarke with James MoodyParis Bebop Sessions (Prestige Historical Series) ... LP
Prestige, Late 40s/Early 50s. Sealed ... $7.99
Excellent work recorded in Paris – recordings that feature drummer Kenny Clarke on all of side one – with one group that includes Jesse Powell on tenor, Jimmy Heath on alto, and John Lewis on piano – and another that features Benny Bailey on trumpet and Cecil Payne on baritone! Side two features Clarke with a group that has great tenor from James Moody – plus Ralph Schecroun on piano and Pierre Michelot on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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John ColtraneColtrane 58 – Prestige Recordings (5CD set) ... CD
Prestige/Craft, 1958. New Copy 5CD ... $66.99 74.99
A fantastic document of this breakout moment for the legendary John Coltrane – every single Prestige Records recording from the important year of 1958, a time when the tenorist really emerged as a leader, while still also sharing his talents in collaborative sessions too! This isn't the Coltrane of Love Supreme, but there's already a majestically soulful, deeply personal conception taking place here – one that makes Coltrane's sound instantly compelling, with long solos throughout that really show the spark of his young imagination at work! Much of this material was recorded during the year, then released later in many cut-up packages – so the set marks the first time that these tracks have all been put together properly, along with some of the "blowing session" or co-leader dates for Prestige from the time – and while many feature the core trio of pianist Red Garland on rhythm, other musicians include Freddie Hubbard and Donald Byrd on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb and Art Taylor on drums. The set features 37 tracks in all, wrapped up in a really beautiful package with a huge book that collects rare photos and other ephemera, and very extensive liner notes from Ashley Khan – who's written extensively on Coltrane. Titles include "Lush Life", "Nakatini Serenade", "Theme For Ernie", "I Never Knew", "Big Paul", "Freight Trane", "Invitation", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Bahia", "Goldsboro Express", "Lyresto", "You Say You Care", "Russian Lullaby", "The Believer", "I See Your Face Before Me", and "Little Melonae". CD

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Miles DavisLegendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (MISSING DISC 3) ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
A beautiful overview of some of the most legendary material in the catalog of both Miles Davis and John Coltrane – quintet collaborations for Prestige Records from the late 50s, presented here with all master and alternate takes, plus a full bonus CD of unreleased material! The original tracks were issued on a groundbreaking run of albums that include the classics Cookin, Relaxin, Steamin, and Workin With The Miles Davis Quintet – all with Davis on trumpet, Coltrane on tenor, and rhythm from the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. But in addition to the 32 tracks of studio material from the group – presented on the first 3 CDs in the set – the package also features 8 more live numbers, recorded for the Tonight Show in 1955, and live at the Blue Note in Philly in 1956 and at Cafe Bohemia in 1958! Original studio tunes include "Stablemates", "The Theme", "How Am I To Know", "Four", "Salt Peanuts", "Woody'n You", "Ahmad's Blues", "Well You Needn't", "Half Nelson", "Oleo", "Tune Up", and "Blues By Five". Unreleased live tunes include "Tune Up", "Walkin", "Max Is Making Wax", "Four", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Two Bass Hit". Added bonuses include 5 solo transcriptions, a 40 page booklet, and original cover art by Miles! CD
(Out of print)

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Sonny RollinsThree Giants! (Prestige Historical Series) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Nice album that contains a mid-50s session recorded by Rollins for Prestige – with a quintet that includes the Clifford Brown-Max Roach ensemble, with Rollins filling in the tenor spot. Richie Powell's on piano, and the whole group has a very tight "roots of hardbop" sort of sound. Includes a classic reading of "Pent-up House", plus "Valse Hot", "Kiss & Run", and "Count Your Blessings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in a white tinted cover, which has some wavines due to moisture.)

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 10 – Modal, Esoteric, & Deep Jazz From Prestige Records ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really loving look at a sometimes-forgotten side of the Prestige Records label – a company that's famous for giving the world plenty of hardbop and soul jazz in the 50s and 60s, but which also helped lay the groundwork for American spiritual jazz to come! Long before Impulse, Strata East, MPS, and other labels were working with the music – and even long before Coltrane first started to soar into the cosmos – Prestige was letting its musicians really experiment with unusual rhythms, extended solos, and even some non-Western instrumentation – which resulted in a set of records that were years ahead of their time, and which still sound pretty darn mindblowing all these many years later! The package is a long-overdue entry in this hip series from Jazzman Records, and will also have you looking at your collection of older jazz in a completely new way – thanks to tracks that include "Summertime" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, "Love Theme From Spartacus" by Yusef Lateef, "Dorian" by Roy Haynes, "Rip A Dip" by The Latin Jazz Quintet, "Warm Canto" by Mal Waldron, "Organ Rounds" by Moondog, "Death & Taxes" by Walt Dickerson, "Song Of Delilah" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, and "Modette" by Roy Haynes – plus 70s tracks "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz Ntu Troop and "Peace" by Idris Muhammad. CD
Also available Spiritual Jazz 10 – Modal, Esoteric, & Deep Jazz From Prestige Records ... LP 24.99

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 10 – Modal, Esoteric, & Deep Jazz From Prestige Records ... LP
Prestige/Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A really loving look at a sometimes-forgotten side of the Prestige Records label – a company that's famous for giving the world plenty of hardbop and soul jazz in the 50s and 60s, but which also helped lay the groundwork for American spiritual jazz to come! Long before Impulse, Strata East, MPS, and other labels were working with the music – and even long before Coltrane first started to soar into the cosmos – Prestige was letting its musicians really experiment with unusual rhythms, extended solos, and even some non-Western instrumentation – which resulted in a set of records that were years ahead of their time, and which still sound pretty darn mindblowing all these many years later! The package is a long-overdue entry in this hip series from Jazzman Records, and will also have you looking at your collection of older jazz in a completely new way – thanks to tracks that include "Summertime" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, "Love Theme From Spartacus" by Yusef Lateef, "Dorian" by Roy Haynes, "Rip A Dip" by The Latin Jazz Quintet, "Warm Canto" by Mal Waldron, "Organ Rounds" by Moondog, "Death & Taxes" by Walt Dickerson, "Song Of Delilah" by Ahmed Abul-Malik, and "Modette" by Roy Haynes – plus 70s tracks "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz Ntu Troop and "Peace" by Idris Muhammad. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spiritual Jazz 10 – Modal, Esoteric, & Deep Jazz From Prestige Records ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane (Prestige) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early John Coltrane for Prestige – less a bold statement as a leader than a strong batch of blowing session-styled tracks that show how well Coltrane could hold his own with more established players! The groups on the set vary from track to track – and feature players that include Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath – plus underappreciated Philly trumpeter Johnnie Splawn. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". CD
(80s Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby TimmonsPrestige Trio Sessions (Little Barefoot Soul/Chun-King) ... CD
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wicked work by Bobby Timmons – two albums recorded during a less-documented period in the life of this amazing soul jazz pianist, both of them killers all the way through! Bobby got his start in the group of Art Blakey – where he first wrote some incredible soul jazz hits, and got the chance to record a number of mellower sides for Riverside. But by the time of these two albums – Little Barefoot Soul and Chun-King – Timmons' was one of the more free-thinking pianists in jazz – still a soul jazz player who could groove like a mofo, but willing to stretch things out and mess up the groove a bit more than the rest. Both of these sides are trio ones, but that doesn't stop them from being as intense as any of Timmons' larger group sessions, as the interplay between bass, drums, and piano is incredible – filled with fire, soul, and a sense of space that makes each note count a heck of a lot more than on some of the showier sides by other players. We love both of these records to death, and it's wonderful to have them together on one CD – so that we can plug in, kick back, and listen to over 70 minutes of work by one of our favorite piano players ever! Titles include "A Little Barefoot Soul", "Chun King", "Walking Death", "O Grande Amor", "Getting It Together", "Ain't Thinkin Bout It", and "Cut Me Loose Charlie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles Davis QuintetLegendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (6LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, Mid 50s. New Copy 6LP ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful overview of some of the most legendary material in the catalog of both Miles Davis and John Coltrane – quintet collaborations for Prestige Records from the late 50s, presented here with all master and alternate takes, plus a full bonus CD of unreleased material! The original tracks were issued on a groundbreaking run of albums that include the classics Cookin, Relaxin, Steamin, and Workin With The Miles Davis Quintet – all with Davis on trumpet, Coltrane on tenor, and rhythm from the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. But in addition to the 33 tracks of studio material from the group – presented on the first 5LPs in the set – the package also features 10 more live numbers, recorded for the Tonight Show in 1955, and live at the Blue Note in Philly in 1956 and at Cafe Bohemia in 1958! Original studio tunes include "Stablemates", "The Theme", "How Am I To Know", "Four", "Salt Peanuts", "Woody'n You", "Ahmad's Blues", "Well You Needn't", "Half Nelson", "Oleo", "Tune Up", and "Blues By Five". Unreleased live tunes include "Tune Up", "Walkin", "Max Is Making Wax", "Four", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Two Bass Hit". Packaged in an amazing album-styled cover – heavy, bound, and with many pages of notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eric DolphyComplete Prestige Recording (9CD box set) ... CD
Prestige, Early 60s. Used 9 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A huge collection of genius from this legendary reedman – all his classic albums for Prestige, plus the landmark Five Spot sessions with Booker Little, and more! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Pepper AdamsEncounter! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... $8.99
Late 60s greatness from Pepper Adams – an overlooked session that's easily one of his most standout sides of the decade! There's an easygoing swing to the record that's simply wonderful – a well-blown sound that's never too overthought or academic – just pure proof of the sort of inroads that Pepper Adams made with the baritone sax back in the 50s, as he liberated the instrument from its work in the chorus to a fully-voiced solo instrument of its own! The other players certainly help contribute to the magic of the date – and in addition to a rhythm section that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums, the set also features Zoot Sims on tenor, blowing with a tone that's almost as deep as Adams! Titles include "Cindy's Tune", "I've Just Seen Her", "Serenity", "Inanout", "Punjab", "Elusive", and "Verdandi". CD

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Mose AllisonDown Home Piano ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
An all-instrumental set from Mose Allison – one that drops out his familiar jazz vocals, and really brings a nice focus to his energy on the keys of the piano! Given that Mose really got his start as a sideman in other combos during the 50s, the selection's no surprise – and if you've only heard Allison's better-known numbers with singing, you'll really be floored here at his skills as an instrumentalist – particularly in the way he manages to play the piano with deep-down roots, yet also hit some stunningly modern tones as well! Accompaniment is by Addison Farmer on bass, plus either Ronnie Free or Nick Stabulas on drums – and titles include "Dinner On The Ground", "Crepuscular Air", "Mule", "Creek Bank", "Town", "Devil In The Cane Field", "The Minstrels", "Moon & Cypress", "Carnival", and "Mojo Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label trident pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Mose AllisonMose Allison Plays For Lovers ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A strange title, but the record's a pretty nice collection of Mose Allison's early work for Prestige – a collection that focuses only on his instrumental work as a pianist, and doesn't include any of his better-known vocals! Mose is a pretty great talent on the keys, and these tracks have him stretching out in a way that doesn't always occur on his vocal-oriented sessions – always in trio formation with mostly Addison Farmer on bass, and a variety of drummers that include Ronnie Free, Frank Isola, and Nick Stabulas. Titles include "It's Crazy", "You Belong To Me", "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", "My Kinda Love", "Strange", "Kissin Bug", and "If I Didn't Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Mose AllisonYoung Man Mose ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
Tremendous early work from the great Mose Allison – a Prestige album that captures Mose when he was coming off some straighter jazz years as a pianist, but also working to discover his own unique groove as well! Mose plays piano, but also sings on three tracks, and plays trumpet on one more – in a trio with Addison Farmer on bass and Nick Stabulas on drums. The sound isn't as all-out Nola as some of Allison's records to come in the next few years, but is still pretty darn great – with titles that include "Stroll", "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand", "My Kinda Love", and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing, with RVG stamp and deep groove. Cover is nice!)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... $6.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). CD
(Out of print, booklet cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting at the top of the spine and some highlighter on back.)

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Gene AmmonsBoss Soul! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of Gene Ammons' classics from the 60s, and a straight ahead session of soul jazz tenor and piano, with drums by Art Taylor and a bit of extra conga from Ray Barretto. Nice rolling 60's soul jazz groove, and some nice piano comping behind Jug by Patti Brown and Walter Bishop Jr. Tracks include "Travelin", "Soft Summer Breeze", "Carbow", and "Song of The Islands". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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Gene AmmonsHi Fidelity Jam Session (aka Happy Blues) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
Gene Ammons in a mighty nice setting – working here in an open-ended jam session style that brings all his best live energy into play at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder! The set's got a crackle that really goes beyond the earlier, shorter bop recordings from Ammons – and a bit more darkness than some of his 60s sessions too – a really wonderful balance of open and tight playing, not just from Jug's tenor, but also from Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, and Duke Jordan on piano! Rhythm's handled by Addison Farmer on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the mighty Candido also adds in some congas, to really give things a kick. The set list includes four long tracks – "Happy Blues", "The Great Lie", "Madhouse", and "Can't We Be Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG/AB etch in the blue tinted cover which has some wear.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsJammin With Gene – Hi Fi Jam Session ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. Used ... $22.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an all-star cast that includes Art Farmer and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Jackie McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All the horn players are given free reign to solo – and as most of the tracks go on and on and on, they really get room to open up, blowing with the kind of competitive creativity you'd hear in a live set at the same time. Includes three long tracks: "Not Really The Blues", "Jammin With Gene", and "We'll Be Together Again". CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Gene AmmonsJammin' In Hi Fi With Gene Ammons ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Not to be confused with the Jammin' With Gene LP, this set was later reissued as The Twister. Classic blowing session material from Jug – with 4 long tracks that are all a superb example of how great Prestige could be when they wanted to! The group is filled with great players – Jackie McLean, Mal Waldron, Idrees Sulieman, and Kenny Burrell – and the band plays with a free easy groove that produces some beautiful solos, especially from Jug! Titles include "Cattin", "The Twister", "Four", and "Pennies From Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Gene AmmonsNice An' Cool ... LP
Prestige/Moodsville, 1961. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Nice and cool, but not in a west coast way – and instead a set that's got Gene Ammons working some wonderfully soulful magic on a set of gentle ballads! The set's got a brilliant late nite sort of feel – one of those tenor albums that seems to sound even better in the space past midnight – as the warm glow from Ammons' horn seems to sparkle even more strongly in the dark – standing out with that stark, spare approach that always makes his ballad work so special – and unlike just about anyone else. The group here is nice and cool too – with Richard Wyands on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and JC Heard on drums – and titles include "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Remember You", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Till There Was You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Status pressing with RVG stamp. Edge of record has a tiny chip, but it does not affect the playing area at all. Cover has a few light scratches, but is nice too.)

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Gene AmmonsNight Lights ... LP
Prestige, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gene Ammons & James MoodyChicago Concert ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Late great work from Ammons – an album done at the time of his funk sides for Prestige, but recorded in the style of his earlier years in Chicago! The session's a laidback set of soulful solo-heavy work – recorded as part of a hip series of shows at the North Park Hotel, with a local rhythm trio that includes Jodie Christian on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Marshall Thompson on drums. James Moody joins Ammons in the frontline, and the set's got the best electric feel that you'd hear if you were lucky enough to catch either player in a small club date in the early 60s. Loads of very imaginative solo work in the best Chicago tenor tradition – with titles that include "Work Song", "Jim Jam Jug", "Have You Met Miss Jones", and "C Jam Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Benji AronoffTwo Sides Of Benji Aronoff ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A very cool obscure folk album on Prestige – just Benji Aronoff on guitar, banjo, and vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Gary BartzJuju Street Songs (Juju Street Songs/Follow The Medicine Man) ... CD
Prestige, Early 70s. Used ... $22.99
US 2-fer CD that brings together two of Gary Bartz's harder to find LPs on one CD – Juju Street Songs and Follow The Medicine Man. Both LPs feature a lineup that includes Hubert Eaves on electric piano, Stafford James on bass, and Andy Bey on vocals; and the material is pivotal stuff for Gary as he moves from his straight jazz spiritual stuff into a vein that is slightly more electric – but not too electric. Lots of nice funky moments with a righteous vibe, and the track list includes "Dr. Follow's Dance", "Standin' On The Corner", "Sing Me A Song Today", "Black Maybe", "Sifa Zote", and "Africans Unite". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBuhaina ... LP
Prestige (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An amazing album that has Art Blakey completely reinventing himself for the 70s! Blakey shifts from straight hardbop to kind of a modal soul jazz groove, touched with some of the electric playing of the younger jazz generation, but not enough to qualify as fusion or funk. Instead, he's working with some great younger players – like Carter Jefferson, Woody Shaw, and Michael Howell – hitting a groove that reminds us of some of the best underground soul jazz on labels like Muse or Strata East. Includes the amazing long groovers "Mission Eternal" and "Chant For Bu", a famous Tribe Called Quest sample – plus new electric piano versions of "Moanin" and "Along Came Betty", both of which feature vocals by Jon Hendricks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey's Jazz MessengersUgetsu – Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1963. Used ... $24.99
One of Art Blakey's best non-Blue Note albums of the 60s – a hard-wailing live set that fully exploits the best talents of the six-piece version of the Jazz Messengers! The group here is that tremendous sextet that featured Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Cedar Walton on piano – all working with Blakey to rework the earlier mode from his quintet years – in a way that actually allowed for a bit more lyricism and introspection! Titles include Cedar Walton's original "Ugetsu", Curtis Fuller's "Time Off", and Wayne Shorter's great "One By One", "Ping Pong", and "On the Ginza". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Eva", "The High Priest", and "The Theme". CD
(Out of print, open but still in the original shrink with obi.)

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George BraithLaughing Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A fantastic lost bit of soul jazz from the 60s! The great reedman George Braith makes a rare non-Blue Note appearance here – working in a tightly grooving mode that's even groovier than his better-known work for that label! The group here features Grant Green on guitar and John Patton on organ – in a mode that's somewhat similar to Patton's Blue John album from the same period – a set that also featured these three players in the lead! Braith himself has a wonderfully quirky approach here – one that's a fair bit like Roland Kirk, with lots of odd twists and turns on the reeds – which include not just tenor sax, but also soprano and C Melody saxophone as well – sometimes played together, ala Kirk! Braith's tone is amazing, and the set of tracks is nearly all original – with titles that include "Hot Sauce", "Chop Sticks", "Chunky Cheeks", "Crenshaw West", and "Coolodge". A truly fantastic Prestige album – but one that's always sadly overlooked! LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing – for Japanese market only.)

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown Sextet In Paris ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953. Used ... $16.99
Hard to get work by Clifford Brown – 1953 recordings originally done in Europe for the Vogue label! Brown's working here with Gigi Gryce in front of a Parisian quartet that features Henri Renaud, Pierre Michelot, and Benny Bennett. There's 12 tracks in all, including 2 takes each of "All The Things You Are", "Salute To The Bandbox", "Blue Concept" and "Minority", plus "Goofin With Me", "Strictly Romantic", "Baby" and "I Cover The Waterfront". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rusty BryantRusty Bryant Returns ... LP
Prestige, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real smoker of a session – Rusty Bryant's first comeback album of the jazz funk years, done in a mode that virtually set the tone for other Prestige sessions of the time! Rusty's working here on alto sax, in a mode that's clearly inspired by the Lou Donaldson sessions of the time on Blue Note – but done with a freer, looser, more rolling sort of vibe. Organist Sonny Phillips really makes the set great with some fluid work on the Hammond that matches Bryant's groove – and guitarist Grant Green's also in the group, setting up some great single note lines that punctuate the tunes nicely. A key factor is also bassist Bob Bushnell, who plays Fender bass on the record (an element missing from the Donaldson sound), and gives the record a key bit of motion at the bottom! Tracks include the groovy "Zoo Boogaloo", plus "Streak O' Lean", "Night Flight", "The Cat", and "Ready Rusty". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellAll Day Long (Japanese pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1957. Used ... $18.99
One of the best blowing sessions on Prestige – and proof that Kenny Burrell could hit a nice groove when he wanted to! The record is a very open-ended set, and players include Burrell, Donald Byrd, Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor. Side one features a great long track called "All Day Long", with loads of space and plenty of great soloing – a cut that is quite possibly THE blowing session tune from Prestige – as it's a perfect example of the label's work in that style, and one of the longest ever recorded in that format. Side two features shorter cuts "Slim Jim", "Say Listen", and "AT" – all a bit tighter, and still very nice – plus the bonus track "CPW". CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)
Also available All Day Long (photo cover) ... LP 89.99

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Kenny BurrellAll Day Long (photo cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Good+ ... $89.99
One of the best blowing sessions on Prestige – and proof that Kenny Burrell could hit a nice groove when he wanted to! The record is a very open-ended set, and players include Burrell, Donald Byrd, Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor. Side one features a great long track called "All Day Long", with loads of space and plenty of great soloing – a cut that is quite possibly THE blowing session tune from Prestige – as it's a perfect example of the label's work in that style, and one of the longest ever recorded in that format. Side two features shorter cuts "Slim Jim", "Say Listen", and "AT" – all a bit tighter, and still very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label 50th St NYC pressing, with deep groove and RVG/AB etch. Vinyl plays with some crackles, mostly on Side B. Cover has center splits in the spine and bottom seam, with some small stains on back at the top and along the spine.)
Also available All Day Long (Japanese pressing – with bonus track) ... CD 18.99

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Kenny Burrell & Jimmy RaneyTwo Guitars ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful album by these two jazz guitarists – and one that features them playing in a much harder mode than usual! The album's cut in the open-ended style of some of the Prestige jam session sets – with a very able group that includes Mal Waldron, Art Taylor, Doug Watkins, Donald Byrd, and Jackie McLean. Titles include "This Way", "Little Melonae", "Blue Duke", and "Pivot" – and Raney's tone is especially nice! CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Billy ButlerLegends Of Acid Jazz – This Is Billy Butler/Night Life ... CD
Prestige, 1968/1970. Used ... $16.99
2 lost soul jazz sets from the mighty Billy Butler! This Is Billy Butler is one of the grooviest albums ever from the hip guitarist – a rock-solid session for Prestige that's filled with some amazing rhythms! The sound here is sockingly soulful, and very tight – a mixture of the jazz funk that was coming into the Prestige scene at the time, plus some of the older modes from Butler's years woodshedding in the combo of Bill Doggett. Billy's tones are both rough and smooth, depending on the tracks – and other players include Houston Person on tenor, Ernie Hayes on piano and organ, Bob Bushnell on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums. Butler uses just a bit of wah-wah effects at points – and titles include "Twang Thang", "Work Song", "Soul Roll", and "Bass-ic Blues", which also has Billy on electric bass! Night Life is an album with a very different groove than usual for Billy Butler! On this set, his guitar seems to be processed through something that sounds a bit like a wah wah pedal – although we're not quite sure, and can't find any reference to the technology in the notes. It's got a sound that's a little compressed, with a mellow groove that's different than Billy's usual plucked notes – more flowing waves of sound that snake out slyly, and wrap themselves around some mellow rhythms from the rest of the combo. Players here include Jesse Powell on tenor (although Houston Person takes over in the role on one track) – plus Johnny Hammond Smith on organ, Bob Bushnell on Fender bass, and Jimmy Johnson on drums. Titles include "Nightlife", "Wave", "Watch What Happens", and "Peacock Alley". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Donald ByrdHouse Of Byrd ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Two nice Prestige blowing sessions from the 50s – featuring Donald Byrd right up front. The first LP of the set was issued as Two Trumpets with Art Farmer joining Byrd, set in a sextet with Jackie McLean, Doug Watkins, Barry Harris, and Art Taylor. The harder sound of Byrd is a nice mix with the lyricism of Farmer, and the open-ended nature of the set lets them get a bit more open in their solos than usual. 5 numbers are included: "Contour", "Round Midnight", "The Third", "When Your Lover Has Gone" and "Dig". The second set was issued as The Young Bloods, with Byrd accompanied by sidemen he's not often heard with, Phil Woods, Al Haig, Teddy Kotick and Charlie Persip. Like the first side, it's a rousing set of bop, played with a great deal of fire. 6 numbers make up that set, including "Dewey Square", "Dupeltook", "Once Moore", "House Of Chain", "In Walked George" and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun" – plus alternate takes of "Promenade In Green" and "900 Miles". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Craft, 1964. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". This expanded edition includes bonus tracks – "Be My Woman", "Jack O' Diamonds", "It's About Time", and "The Golden Apples Of The Sun" – plus alternate takes of "Promenade In Green" and "900 Miles". CD
Also available New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier (180 gram 2LP expanded edition) ... LP 26.99

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Teddy CharlesNew Directions ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... $16.99
Fantastic material from one of the few through-and-through modernists in bebop! Teddy Charles always marched to a completely different drummer – even in these early 10" recordings, 3 of which are compiled on this long-overdue disc! We'd put him in a bop-era experimentalist camp, along with other lost players like Gil Melle, John LaPorta, and Hal McKusick – and the 16 tracks on this CD are a great way to dip into his rich body of work from the 50s. All the material here has been super-hard to find over the years, and was only originally issued on rare 10" LPs. The general lineup on most tracks is Charles on vibes, plus either guitar or piano, bass, and some occasional drums. Players include Hall Overton, Jimmy Raney, Kenny O'Brien, and Dick Nivison – and titles include "Edging Out", "This Is New", "Decibels", "Metalizing", "Mobiles", and "Antiphony". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buck Clayton & Buddy TateBuck & Buddy Blow The Blues ... LP
Prestige/Swingville, 1961. Very Good- ... $14.99
A romping little session from Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate – served up in a looser, more relaxed setting than the former's albums for Columbia, and a slightly more swing-based mode than the latter's dates for Chess! Both horn players get plenty of room to solo in the open-ended Swingville mode – Buck on trumpet and Buddy on both tenor and clarinet – and the group's a nice one too, since Sir Charles Thompson's playing piano, Gene Ramey's on bass, and Gus Johnson's on drums. Titles include "Blue Creek", "Blue Breeze", "Blue Ebony", "Rompin At Red Bank", and "Dallas Delight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label stereo Swingville pressing with deep groove and RVG Stereo stamp in a textured cover. Cover has half split seams, clear tape on the top seam and spine, and a 3 inch tear in the opening.)

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John ColtraneBahia ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
An album issued in the years after John Coltrane left the Prestige Records label – but a set that includes some very compelling sounds from the early years, really showing the tenorist in a strongly spiritual transition! Coltrane plays tenor throughout, and the record also features the Red Garland trio, with Red on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and either Art Taylor or Jimmy Cobb on drums – but the set also features trumpet from the great Wilbur Harden on half the record – Coltrane's frequent partner over at Savoy Records, who comes into the music here with the sort of searching, open style that works so well with Trane's tenor! The music is partly in the Garland/Coltrane late 50s Prestige mode, but also has some of the deeper spiritual vibe of the Savoy years too – and titles include "I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Bahia", and "Goldsboro Express". CD
Also available Bahia ... LP 59.99

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John ColtraneBahia ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... $59.99
An album issued in the years after John Coltrane left the Prestige Records label – but a set that includes some very compelling sounds from the early years, really showing the tenorist in a strongly spiritual transition! Coltrane plays tenor throughout, and the record also features the Red Garland trio, with Red on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and either Art Taylor or Jimmy Cobb on drums – but the set also features trumpet from the great Wilbur Harden on half the record – Coltrane's frequent partner over at Savoy Records, who comes into the music here with the sort of searching, open style that works so well with Trane's tenor! The music is partly in the Garland/Coltrane late 50s Prestige mode, but also has some of the deeper spiritual vibe of the Savoy years too – and titles include "I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Bahia", and "Goldsboro Express". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear with some aging and an ink stamp.)
Also available Bahia ... CD 4.99

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John ColtraneBeliever ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s/1964. Very Good- ... $19.99
A great title for this one – given how many believers found the path to John Coltrane in the 60s! The session's a bit earlier, though – a later release of material that Trane recorded during his first solo stretch as a leader at Prestige Records – with long, open lines that are given plenty of strong accompaniment by the Red Garland Trio! The tracks are all quite long – the title track takes up all of side one – and the record features either Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, both giving a bit of bite that's different than Coltrane's music with Miles Davis, and which almost echoes his work with Wilbur Harden. Titles include "The Believer", "Nakatini Serenade", and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split top seam, some ring & edge wear, minor peeled spots on front, and some light stains and marker on back.)

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John ColtraneBlack Pearls ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful name for a beautiful record – a classic set of hardbop material from John Coltrane's early years as a leader – and a session that has him working with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The album's got a beautifully laidback feel that prefaces some of the Coltrane's more exploratory work on Impulse and Atlantic – but one that still also has the earthy, straight ahead feel of his best early years on Prestige – a great combination that makes the record a key moment in the early career of The Great One. Tracks are all quite long – not exactly blowing session tunes, but done with a feel that's more open than some of the other Coltrane albums of the time – and titles include "Black Pearls", "Lover Come Back To Me", and "Sweet Sapphire Blues". CD

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John ColtraneCattin' With Coltrane & Quinichette ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $7.99
A great meeting of tenor sax talents old and young – as the up-and-coming John Coltrane plays alongside Paul "Vice Pres" Quinichette – in a classic Prestige session of well-blown saxophone work! The rhythm section on the album features Mal Waldron on piano, Julian Euell on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the real focus here is on the tenor giants in the title – working together in warm spirit that's surprisingly well matched! Titles include "Sunday", "Cattin", "Anatomy", and "Vodka". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneDakar ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane (Traneing In/Soultrane) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
2 classic John Coltrane albums in a single set! The package first offers up Traneing In – a beautiful album that more than lives up to its evocative title – an early session from John Coltrane, filled with long tracks that slide along brilliantly! As with many other classic Prestige albums from Trane, backing is by the trio of Red Garland piano, Paul Chambers bass, and Art Taylor drums – all holding back nicely when Coltrane opens up on his solos, but also coloring the tunes with soulful lyricism in a masterful understatement. The sound is about as classic as you can get during these early years in The Great One's career – and titles include "Traneing In", "Slow Dance", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music", and "Bass Blues". Next is Soultrane – a bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of longer tunes that really let the young Trane stretch out on his solos, unobstructed by any other horns in the lineup. There's a nice mix of hardbop ideals, gentle ballads, and personal soul to the set – and titles include Coltrane's classic reading of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait", plus "I Want To Talk About You", "Russian Lullaby", and "Theme For Ernie". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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John ColtraneLush Life ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957/1958. Used ... $3.99
Strong work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader – even if the album is sort of a collection of tracks that Trane recorded for Prestige, instead of a discreetly separate session! Side one features Coltrane's tenor in a spare setting with Earl May on bass and Art Taylor on drums – playing mellow tunes like "I Love You" and "Like Someone In Love", as well as the original "Trane's Slow Blues". Side two features a blowing session mode – with Donald Byrd, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Louis Hayes – on the cuts "Lush Life" and "I Hear A Rhapsody". CD
Also available Lush Life ... LP 16.99

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John ColtraneLush Life ... LP
Prestige, 1957/1958. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Strong work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader – even if the album is sort of a collection of tracks that Trane recorded for Prestige, instead of a discreetly separate session! Side one features Coltrane's tenor in a spare setting with Earl May on bass and Art Taylor on drums – playing mellow tunes like "I Love You" and "Like Someone In Love", as well as the original "Trane's Slow Blues". Side two features a blowing session mode – with Donald Byrd, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Louis Hayes – on the cuts "Lush Life" and "I Hear A Rhapsody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)
Also available Lush Life ... CD 3.99

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John ColtraneOn A Misty Night (Tenor Conclave/Mating Call) ... LP
Prestige, 1956/1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
70s 2-in-1 set that brings together 2 classic early Coltrane sides – the legendary Tenor Conclave session on Prestige, with tenor work by Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn; and the moodier Mating Call set, a showcase for the piano genius of Tadd Dameron. Both records are classics – and they're packaged here with better notes than the originals! Titles include "Super Jet", "Romas", "Tenor Conclave", "Soultrane", and "Gnid". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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John ColtranePianist's Touch – John Coltrane Plays The Compositions Of Tommy Flanagan & Tadd Dameron (Mating Call/Cats) ... CD
Prestige/Phoenix (Spain), 1956/1957. Used ... $9.99
John Coltrane works here with two strong pianists – both on different sessions from his early years at Prestige! Mating Call is first up – a sublime early set from Coltrane, and one of Tadd Dameron's greatest moments on record ever! The session's a laidback quartet one – with John Simmons on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, completing the group with Dameron on piano and Trane on tenor – all coming together in a style that's loose, but still quite sharp overall – especially given Coltrane's tremendous tone, which really helps take the record to the next level from the very first moment it comes into the mix! Dameron's piano is strong, but subtle – and his compositions are what really make the record great – tunes that include "Soultrane", "Mating Call", "Romas", "Super Jet", and "On A Misty Night". Cats is a record issued under the name of pianist Tommy Flanagan – one of the best Prestige Records blowing sessions from the late 50s – an all-star sextet effort that features Flanagan on piano, John Coltrane on tenor, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks are long, and open – and although each player is really at their best on their solos, there's still a sense of group unity that makes the record stand out from other efforts of its type – enough so that it's often cited as a key early entry in the Coltrane catalog. Titles include "Eclypso", "Solacium", "Tommy's Tune", and "Minor Mishap". CD also features the track "How Long Has This Been Going On", which only features the rhythm section, without Coltrane or Sulieman. CD

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John ColtraneSettin The Pace ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
4 long tracks with plenty of room to roam around – a perfect setting for a young John Coltrane to demonstrate his distinctly different approach to the tenor sax! The album's one of Trane's key classics for Prestige – a quartet side that features backing by the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – very open, and uniquely creative – especially in some of the more surprising moments! Titles include a great version of Jackie McLean's "Little Melonae", plus "Rise N Shine", "If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You", and "I See Your Face Before Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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John ColtraneSoultrane ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of longer tunes that really let the young Trane stretch out on his solos, unobstructed by any other horns in the lineup. There's a nice mix of hardbop ideals, gentle ballads, and personal soul to the set – and titles include Coltrane's classic reading of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait", plus "I Want To Talk About You", "Russian Lullaby", and "Theme For Ernie". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneWheelin (Dealers/Wheelin & Dealin) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
A 2LP set that expands on tunes originally issued on the Coltrane/Mal Waldron albums The Dealers and Wheelin & Dealin – both featuring material recorded in 1957, with Coltrane on tenor, and a rhythm section that features Waldron, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor. The tracks are open-ended and very much in the blowing session mode that Waldron perfected for Prestige – solidly rhythmic, and quite cohesive, yet also very open-handed in the way that each player is allowed space for solo expression. Paul Quinichette and Frank Wess perform on 3 sides of the set, and the last one features Jackie McLean and Bill Hardman taking their place. Includes 2 takes each of "Wheelin" and "Dealin", plus "Blue Calypso", "Falling In Love With Love", "Robbin's Nest", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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John Coltrane & Hank MobleyTenor Conclave ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $5.99
Tenors can't get any more conclaved than this – as the record brings together 4 players on the instrument in a great match from 2 of the best sides of 50s jazz! John Coltrane and Hank Mobley represent the more open, soulful side of the spectrum – and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims the tighter, more smartly arranged aspect. Together, the quartet of horns work in an open-ended blowing mode with rhythm by Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor – in a way that almost makes the set a "Coltrane plus" album for Prestige – one that has the structure of some of the best Trane/Garland sides for the label, but which blows in some other horns with different voicings. If you ever needed a record to demonstrate the subtler shadings of genius within 50s modern jazz, yet still convince you that it could also be relaxed and spontaneous, this record may well be the one. Titles include 2 standards – "Just You, Just Me" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" – plus 2 Mobley originals – "Tenor Conclave" and "Bob's Boys". CD

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Sonny CrissI'll Catch The Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Excellent material from Sonny Criss' late 60's comeback period! By this point, Criss had a sound, style, and maturity that was unmatched by any of his LA contemporaries – a way of blowing the alto that was neither boppish, nor cliched in R&B modes – and instead burst forth with a sense of soulful sophistication that was quite unique! Sonny's sound here is incredible throughout – a clear, clean approach to his instrument that is quite different than his style of a few years before – and he's set up in a great little combo that includes Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Mann on drums. Titles include the killer "California Screamin" – plus "I'll Catch The Sun", "Blue Sunset", "Cry Me A River", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". LP, Vinyl record album
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Sonny CrissRockin' In Rhythm ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the best Sonny Criss albums ever – one of our favorites from his late 60s run at Prestige – and that's really saying a lot! The set's a warmly lyrical session that really has Criss opening up, changing up his groove to display the deep growth he'd experienced as a musician in the 60s. The rhythm section is wonderful – pianist Eddie Green, over the rock-solid team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Alan Dawson on drums – who really help Sonny Criss transform the tunes on the record. Even 60s pop tunes like "Misty Roses" and "Eleanor Rigby" come off sounding fresh and wonderful – as do older jazz nuggets "The Masquerade Is Over" and "Rockin In Rhythm" – both tunes that are recorded so often you might expect hoke, but which sparkle anew in the hands of Sonny's soulful vision! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Sonny CrissThis Is Criss! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... $24.99
A beautiful comeback LP recorded by LA alto genius Sonny Criss in the mid 60s – his first American session after a few years in France, and a few years off the scene back home! Sonny's time away had profound effects on his playing – and on this album, he returns transformed from the straight bop mode of his early days, into a mature sensitive artist in sound – capable of an amazing range of emotion, tone, and style! A number of the tracks in this set are pop tunes or standards – like "Black Coffee", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "When Sunny Gets Blue" – but Criss plays them with a style that transforms them into something completely new, with a lyricism and emotional edge that extends well beyond the original structure of the song. Other tracks include "Steve's Blues", "Greasy", and "Sunrise Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
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Sonny CrissUp, Up & Away ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1967. Used ... $9.99
A fantastically beautiful album that strongly proves the old jazz adage "It's not the song, but the singer"! The "singer" in this case is alto player Sonny Criss – and the songs are a middle of the road batch of compositions, like "Sunny", "Willow Weep For Me", "Up Up & Away", and "Scrapple From the Apple". Forget the songs, in this case, because it's the "singer" who adds all the genius, as Criss' solos are fantastically warm, lyrical, and imaginative – far more so than you could imagine by just reading the titles on the album. We love all of the late 60s albums by Criss on Prestige, but this one's one of our favorites, and is a beautiful example of the late altoists sheer creative power in action. Other players include Cedar Walton, Tal Farlow, and Bob Cranshaw. CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny CrissUp, Up & Away ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A fantastically beautiful album that strongly proves the old jazz adage "It's not the song, but the singer"! The "singer" in this case is alto player Sonny Criss – and the songs are a middle of the road batch of compositions, like "Sunny", "Willow Weep For Me", "Up Up & Away", and "Scrapple From the Apple". Forget the songs, in this case, because it's the "singer" who adds all the genius, as Criss' solos are fantastically warm, lyrical, and imaginative – far more so than you could imagine by just reading the titles on the album. We love all of the late 60s albums by Criss on Prestige, but this one's one of our favorites, and is a beautiful example of the late altoists sheer creative power in action. Other players include Cedar Walton, Tal Farlow, and Bob Cranshaw. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing. Cover has splitting in the spine and a thin stain across the bottom.)

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Sonny Criss OrchestraSonny's Dream (Birth Of The New Cool) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic! This is one of Sonny Criss' masterworks, and an amazing tribute to the LA jazz underground of the 60's! Horace Tapscott composed and arranged all of the tracks on here, and they form a beautiful, soulful, suite that gives Criss a perfect backdrop for his meaningful solos. The work is fantastic, and every moment falls perfectly in line. Haunting stuff that we never tire of listening to, and which we can't recommend highly enough! Tracks include "Ballad For Samuel" and "Daughter Of Cochise." This CD includes two previously unissued alternate versions of "The Golden Pearl" and "Sonny's Dream." CD

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Tadd DameronFontainebleau ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful album of material by Tadd Dameron – and one that still stands as one of his greatest moments! The record features 5 long readings of classic Dameron compositions – like "The Scene Is Clean", "Fontainebleau", and "Delerium" – all played by a great little group that includes Dameron on piano, plus Joe Alexander on tenor, Sahib Shihab on alto, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Henry Coker on trombone. CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie "Lockjaw" DavisBest Of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Shirley Scott ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisJaws In Orbit ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1959. Used ... $8.99
Eddie Lockjaw Davis swings way out here – working in that cool cooking mode from the 50s, with organist Shirley Scott a very important partner on the date! The group's got a larger sound than usual – thanks to the addition of trombonist Steve Pullman – a player we don't know much, but who shifts the groove nicely away from some of Davis' more staid cookbook albums. Rhythm is by George Duvivier on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and titles include "Bahia", "Foxy", "Bingo Domingo", and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jaws In Orbit ... LP 14.99

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisJaws In Orbit ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Sealed ... $14.99
Eddie Lockjaw Davis swings way out here – working in that cool cooking mode from the 50s, with organist Shirley Scott a very important partner on the date! The group's got a larger sound than usual – thanks to the addition of trombonist Steve Pullman – a player we don't know much, but who shifts the groove nicely away from some of Davis' more staid cookbook albums. Rhythm is by George Duvivier on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and titles include "Bahia", "Foxy", "Bingo Domingo", and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed OJC pressing.)
Also available Jaws In Orbit ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisTrackin' ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A tight little soul jazz cooker from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – done with a sound that's leaner and cleaner than some of his Cookbook sessions – thanks to great Hammond from Don Patterson, working here in the trio of guitarist Paul Weeden! The combo's totally great – nicely focused, and hitting that more mature soul jazz swing that started to really come into play during the mid 60s – that stripping down of the organ stops, focused bite on tenor, and tight comping of guitar – all of which the combo carry off wonderfully – with help from George Duvivier on bass and Billy James on drums. There's a nice long cut with a laidback groove called "Beano", and a number of other shorter standards given the tenor/organ treatment – including "What's New", "Day By Day", and "Robbin's Nest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow & black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Jack McDuffIn The Kitchen (part one)/Rock Candy ... 7-inch
Prestige/OJC, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBlue Haze ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Sealed ... $23.99
An early full-length album issued under Miles Davis' name – one that brings together some earlier 10" and single recordings for Prestige! The feel here is quite similar to Davis' work of the time for Blue Note – done with tracks that are short and tight, and very boppish – less of the glistening Davis style of later years, but still quite strongly voiced nonetheless. Players include Horace Silver on piano on most tracks, plus a bit of keys from John Lewis – and one track even features Charles Mingus on piano! Other players on the sessions include Art Blakey, Max Roach, or Kenny Clarke on drums – plus Percy Heath on bass, and a bit of alto from Davey Schildkraut. Titles include "I'll Remember April", "Old Devil Moon", "Tune Up", "Miles Ahead", "Four", and "Smooch". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, sealed, with obi!)

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Miles DavisCollectors Items (Double LP – Collectors Items/Conception/Blue Moods) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Collection of earlier Miles recordings for Prestige, put together under as a 2LP 70s set, with good notes, and a lot of great material from the days when he was getting longer time for tracks in the studio, and developing a lot more as a player from his earlier sides with Bird and for Blue Note. Players include Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Tommy Flanagan, Walter Bishop, and Paul Chambers – and titles include "Vierd Blues", "Easy Living", "My Old Flame", "Conception", "No Line", "Serpent's Tooth", and "Compulsion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with a sticker in the top right.)

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Miles DavisDig (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1951. Used ... $19.99
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, in a way that allows them to break past the shorter, more urgent sound of the 78rpm single! Rollins is young, but a surprisingly strong voice on the set – and Jackie McLean's alto is incredibly sharp at this point, with strong hints of the genius to come later in the decade. The rest of the lineup includes Walter Bishop on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and tracks include Miles' classic version of "It's Only A Paper Moon", plus "Denial", "Out Of The Blue", "Dig", and "Bluing". CD features 2 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print, includes obi, and still sealed! In the original grey-tinted cover.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis All Star Sextet/Quintet (aka Miles Davis & Milt Jackson Quintet/Sextet) ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the nicest moments from Milt Jackson in the 50s – an open-ended blowing session cut with Miles Davis, in a mode that's even better than Jackson's work for Savoy at the time! The style is very much in the key Davis mode on Prestige – with Jackie McLean in the group on alto sax, Ray Bryant on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. But the presence of Jackson's vibes bring out some new tones and chromes from Miles' horn – in a way that's subtle, but magical – unfolding nicely over the course of the album's 4 extended tracks! Titles include "Dr Jackle", "Bitty Ditty", "Changes", and "Minor March". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Miles DavisRelaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
One of the classic early Miles Davis & John Coltrane sessions for Prestige – a well-crafted quintet album that shows Miles finding a stronger voice than ever, and Coltrane beginning to emerge as a key force on his own! Backing is subtle and soulful – handled by the trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – and although the tracks are mostly ballads and standards, they're all nicely given the Davis treatment on the set, turned into beautiful new vehicles for jazz imagination and improvisation! Titles include "If I Were A Bell", "I Could Write A Book", "Oleo", and "Woody'n You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisSteamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $2.99
An early pairing of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – one of the duo's mid 50s classics for Prestige, as you might guess from the verb in the title! And although "Steamin" might be a word that's a bit too firey to describe the action going on here, the album's got a tremendous sense of presence throughout – as Davis' cooler trumpet is matched with Trane's earthier solo work – all supported by Red Garland trio backing in a style that's as near-classic as it comes for 50s jazz. Titles include "Diane", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "When I Fall In Love", and "Salt Peanuts". CD

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Miles DavisWorkin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $3.99
One of the four essential quintet sides Miles Davis cut for Prestige in the mid 50s – all modern jazz classics by anyone's measure, along with Steamin', Relaxin' and Cookin'. These quintet sides established Davis and John Coltrane as a significant force to be reckoned with, and helped set the tone for much of the small group and post bop jazz cut in that era. Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones lay a smooth swinging pulse for Miles and Trane to blow over on the set – and titles include "It Never Entered My Mind", "Four", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "The Theme (takes 1 & 2)", "Trane's Blues", "Ahmad's Blues" and "Half Nelson". CD

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Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $4.99
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles trumpet with 2 different groups – one a sextet with Horace Silver, JJ Johnson, and Lucky Thompson; the other a quintet with Silver and the obscure altoist Davey Schildkraut! Tracks are long, with lots of solo room – and titles include his classic takes on "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", and "Solar" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. Used ... $24.99
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles trumpet with 2 different groups – one a sextet with Horace Silver, JJ Johnson, and Lucky Thompson; the other a quintet with Silver and the obscure altoist Davey Schildkraut! Tracks are long, with lots of solo room – and titles include his classic takes on "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", and "Solar" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Miles Davis/Stan Getz/Lee Konitz/Gerry MulliganConception (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1951. Used ... $18.99
A collection of material recorded for Prestige 10"s and then compiled onto this various artists LP: "Ezzthetic", "Odjenar", "Yesterdays", and "Hibeck" by Lee Konitz with Miles Davis and others, "Conception" and "My Old Flame" by Sonny rollins with Walter Bishop and others, "Intoit" and "Prezervation" by Stan Getz, and "I May Be Wrong" and "So What" by Gerry Mulligan. CD reissue adds 7 bonus tracks from a large Gerry Mulligan session including "Why Not", "Hot Dog", "Flying The Coop", and an alternate take of "Yesterdays". CD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing with the original LP cover art – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Jack DeJohnetteSorcery ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the most tripped-out of all albums by Jack DeJohnette – one that really shows his roots in many streams of the free, soul, and fusion jazz scenes of the time – and which is served up with a heck of a lot of surprises in the mix! Jack himself plays both drums and keyboards on the set – plus a bit of c-melody sax – and other players include Benny Maupin on clarinet, Dave Holland on bass, John Abercrombie on guitar, and Michael Fellerman on the metaphone 1 – a great instrument that really makes the sound of the record special. The keyboards are especially nice on the set, and electrify the proceedings in a way that seems to spark even more fire in DeJohnette's drums – especially on the classic break track "Epilog" – an excellent funky number that's almost worth the price of the set! Other tracks include "Sorcery #1", "The Rock Thing", "Reverend King Suite", "Four Levels Of Joy", and "The Right Time" – which is a wild vocals-only number! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $3.99
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – sometimes billed as a "memorial", even though he was still alive when it was done – and titles on this volume include "Fire Waltz", "Bee Vamp", and "The Prophet". CD
Also available Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1961. Used ... $6.99
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – sometimes billed as a "memorial", even though he was still alive when it was done – and titles on this volume include "Fire Waltz", "Bee Vamp", and "The Prophet". CD
(Out of print earlier Japanese pressing.)
Also available Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Eric DolphyFar Cry (2nd cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the next – playing flute, bass clarinet, and alto sax equally well on the record – and somehow managing to get Little to share his inspiration perfectly on every number. Other players include Jaki Byard on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – a rhythm team whose abilities are a big part of the success of the record – and titles include "Far Cry", "Mrs Parker Of KC", "Left Alone", "Ode To Charlie Parker", and "Miss Ann". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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Eric DolphyHere & There ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A surprisingly nice little record – a set in which Prestige Records collected together a number of unissued Eric Dolphy tracks after his death – but still a strong full album – as the record features music that's even a bit more far-reaching than some of the studio albums on the label! Dolphy plays a solo bass clarinet version of "God Bless The Child"; he plays with Booker Little and Mal Waldron on "Status Seeking"; he's on flute in a quartet with Jaki Byard on "April Fool"; and he plays with a pickup Danish rhythm section on an alternate take of "Don't Blame Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOut There ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1960. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet – and titles include "The Baron", "Eclipse", "Sketch Of Melba", "Feathers", and "17 West". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, with obi.)

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Eric Dolphy with Booker LittleFar Cry (plus bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the next – playing flute, bass clarinet, and alto sax equally well on the record – and somehow managing to get Little to share his inspiration perfectly on every number. Other players include Jaki Byard on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – a rhythm team whose abilities are a big part of the success of the record – and titles include "Far Cry", "Mrs Parker Of KC", "Left Alone", "Ode To Charlie Parker", and "Miss Ann". CD features 1 bonus track – "Serene". CD

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Joe DukesSoulful Drums Of Joe Dukes ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good+ ... $38.99
Soulful and pounding! Joe Dukes is one of the greatest soul jazz drummers ever – the key to the unique sound that Jack McDuff had during his big rise to fame in the mid 60s, a combination of tightly funky rhythms underneath, with a freer approach to the top of the kit that worked perfectly with McDuff's hefty Hammond Organ work. The group on this album's McDuff's classic quartet that includes Red Holloway on tenor and alto, George Benson on guitar, and Dukes on drums. The album's got an incredible sound, with Dukes' unique approach to drums scattering all over the kit, creating these complicated dancing rhythms for the organ, sax, and guitar lineup. The album's filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons" – and the whole thing's great! . Filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons". Super-rare, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing! Cover has light wear on front and a bit of aging on back, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Jon EardleyJon Eardley Seven ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A rare session as a leader for trumpeter Jon Eardley – a strong 50s player in Gerry Mulligan's group, one with a tone that is both cool and modern, but also able to move deftly in bop circles! This set features a septet (as might be expected by the title) – with players that include Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, and Milt Gold. Woods is always a treat at this time in his career, and there's enough room on the tracks for everyone to get in reasonably long solos. Titles include "Eard's Word", "Koo Koo", "On The Minute", "Ladders", and "For Leap Year". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Charles EarlandLiving Black (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1970. Used ... $19.99
A stone cold live date from Charles Earland – recorded in Newark, at just the sort of club where he got his start! The tracks are quite long and openly grooving – even more so than Charles' killer studio sets from the time – and there's a bit of a harder edge here too, thanks partly to the live setting – and to the amazing young tenor work of Grover Washington Jr, who really sounds incredible here – much harder than in his later Kudu years! Other members of the group include trumpeter Gary Chandler – playing with a sound that's right up there with his landmark date on Eastbound Records – plus Maynard Parker on guitar, Jesse Kilpatrick on drums, and Buddy Caldwell on congas. As usual, Charles doesn't need a bassist to help him find a nice chunky bottom on the tunes – and he really sails out majestically throughout, with those famous long-running solo lines of his on the Hammond! Titles include "Killer Joe", "Milestones", and "Key Club Cookout". Features 2 bonus tracks too – "More Today Than Yesterday" and "Message From A Black Man". CD
(Out of print 2009 pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Booker ErvinTrance ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1965. Used ... $22.99
An amazing record from the legendary Booker Ervin – and a set that really does a great job of bridging his modernist tendencies and soul jazz roots! The title track – "The Trance" – is an amazing 20 minute number that takes up all of side one of the record – and features Ervin soloing in an incredibly imaginative way – not as boppish as on his set with Dexter Gordon, but more in the powerful-voiced style that he developed with Mingus. The rest of the group features Jaki Byard on piano (always a treat!), Reggie Workman on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums – and side two features a very moody take on "Speak Low", and a nice bluesy vehicle for Booker, entitled "Groovin At The Jamboree". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art FarmerArt Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. Used ... $14.99
Seminal early work from Art Farmer – and one of the first full albums to capture his brilliance! The record has Farmer playing in a quintet, with able accompaniment from Gigi Gryce, a young newcomer at this point, with a post-bop complication to his style that was not to dissimilar from Farmer's. Gryce's mode is perhaps a bit more academic than Farmer's, but Art's lyricism offsets that tendency nicely, and the pair work together in a mode that's every bit as pleasing as Gigi's work with Donald Byrd. The set features some great tracks in sort of an exoticist hardbop mode – and titles include "Satellite", "Shabozz", "Sans Souci", and "Evening In Casablanca". CD
(Out of print, open but still in the original shrink with obi.)

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Art FarmerArt Farmer Septet Plays The Compositions & Arrangements Of Gigi Gryce & Quincy Jones ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal modern jazz from Art Farmer and Gigi Gryce, with more than a little help from Quincy Jones! The two groups represented here are both medium sized, with Art joined by Jimmy Cleveland up front, and a variety of other sidemen including Cliff Solomon, Oscar Estell, Charlie Rouse and Danny Bank on saxes, and Quincy Jones, Horace Silver, Monk Montgomery, Percy Heath, Sonny Johnson and Arthur Taylor in the rhythm section. The music is a great balance of some of Gryce's academic tendencies set against very soulful hard bop performances. Tracks include "Work Of Art", "The Little Bandmaster", "Mau Mau", "Up In Quincy's Room", "Wildwood", "Evening In Paris", "Elephant Walk" and "Tiajuana". CD features the bonus track "When Your Lover Has Gone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art FarmerWhen Farmer Met Gryce ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Sealed ... $19.99
One of Art Farmer's pivotal mid 50s sides – recorded in the company of altoist Gigi Gryce, a great player and a budding young arranger who helped Farmer really formulate the best side of his sound! The tracks are lyrically modern – but still have a nice dose of soul in them – a wonderful blend that really sets the stage for the move that Art was making away from earlier trumpeters in jazz – into that hip territory that was neither too cool, nor too overblown – and which would almost be known as "Farmer-like" in years to come! The album features Gryce and Farmer in 2 different groups – one with Horace Silver on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – the other with Freddie Redd on piano, Addison Farmer on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Social Call", "Capri", "Deltitnu", "Stupendous Lee", and "Blue Concept". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, with obi.)

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Jimmy ForrestMost Much! ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good- ... $19.99
Gutsy tenor work from Jimmy Forrest – a player who was poised to rival Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons at the start of the 60s, and who could have easily done so, given the strength of his work for Prestige! The record's one of a few that the St Louis player got to cut for the label – and it's a tightly-crafted combo effort that features Hugh Lawson on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Clarendon Johnson on drums – plus a bit of added conga from Ray Barretto, bringing in that extra "kick" that pushed off other great soul jazz sessions from the time! Tracks are short, and have a good focus on Forrest's wonderful tone – and titles include "Sonny Boy", "Annie Laurie", "I Love You", "Most Much", "Soft Winds", "Matilda", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Jimmy ForrestSit Down & Relax With Jimmy Forrest ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good ... $34.99
Nice late night session that has Jimmy Forrest's deep deep tenor fronting a quintet that includes guitarist Calvin Newborn and pianist Hugh Lawson. The groove is nice, easy, and very relaxed, with the kind of St. Louis soul jazz playing that made Forrest a legend back in the 60's. You'll recognize all the titles – like "Tin Tin Deo", "Moonglow", and "The Moon Was Yellow" – but the songs are played with a relaxed groove that lets the soloists take the songs where they want through their solid soulful solos. Extra bonus: LeRoi Jones wrote the notes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl appears slightly foggy on side one, and plays with some light crackles in quiet points. Cover is great – and side two is wonderful.)

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Frank FosterSoul Outing! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1966. Used ... $9.99
Stormin! Tenorist Frank Foster is best known to the world for his years and years of work with Count Basie, but take it from us – his solo albums from the late 60's are waaaay better than his Basie work, and they're also some of our favorite jazz sides of all time! This rare album features Foster with a groovy group that includes Virgil Jones on trumpet, Pat Rebillot on piano, Billy Butler on guitar, and the great Alan Dawson on drums and congas. The tracks are all nice and long, and they have a sinister dirty funky groove that sounds very very tasty on CD! Titles include "Skankaroony", "Show The Good Side", "While The City Sleeps", and "Chiquito Loco". One that you'll almost never see on vinyl, and nicely priced on CD! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Soul Outing! ... LP 19.99

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Frank FosterSoul Outing! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good- ... $19.99
Stormin! Tenorist Frank Foster is best known to the world for his years and years of work with Count Basie, but take it from us: his solo albums from the late 60's are waaaay better than his Basie work, and they're also some of our fave jazz sides of all time! This rare album features Foster with a groovy group that includes Virgil Jones on trumpet, Pat Rebillot on piano, Billy Butler on guitar, and the great Alan Dawson on drums and congas. The tracks are all nice and long, and they have a sinister dirty funky groove! Titles include "Skankaroony", "Show The Good Side", "While The City Sleeps", and "Chiquito Loco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a lightly bent corner with a small stain.)
Also available Soul Outing! ... CD 9.99

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Curtis FullerCurtis Fuller & Hampton Hawes With French Horns ... CD
Prestige, 1957. Used ... $18.99
One of Curtis Fuller's most compelling albums from the late 50s – a striking bit of experimentalist modern jazz, quite different from some of his work for Blue Note. The format features Fuller's trombone in the lead, plus alto by Sahib Shihab – and the pair are backed up by a twin French horn lineup played by Julius Watkins and David Amram. If the horns sound hokey, don't worry, because they're not. If you've heard Watkins hardbop work, you know he can make things swing whatever the format – and the added French horns work more like an extra brace of trumpets, coloring the performance with extra washes of color, and a harsh-edged rhythm on the best cuts. Hampton Hawes plays piano, Addison Farmer is on bass, and Jerry Segal rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Roc & Troll", "A-Drift", "Lyriste", "No Crooks", and "Ronnie's Tune". CD
(Out of print.)

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Funk IncChicken Lickin' ... LP
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Funky organ, hard tenor sax, and plenty of choppy guitar make this another jazz funk gem in the crown of the legendary Funk Inc! The group are still totally at the top of their game here – stepping out with a deep, soulful Indy-bred blend of jazz and funk – a groove that was easily one of the hippest going in the early 70s Prestige Records scene – and that's saying a lot, given the company the label was keeping at the time! The record's got one track that features some nice soulful vocals – the political cut "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" – but the best cuts are the instrumentals, grooving along hard in the band's best modal funky tradition! Titles include "The Better Half", "Jung Bungo", and "Running Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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Red GarlandAt the Prelude (At The Prelude/Lil Darlin/Red Garland Live/Satin Doll) ... CD
Prestige, 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
One of the harder to find Red Garland sessions on Prestige – presented here in its entirety, and finally bringing together material that was issued on 4 different albums! The 2CD package adds a number of previously unissued titles and presents the whole performance in its structure of 3 separate sets – far different than the original album version. The set is noteworthy not only for an excellent stretched out trio performance by Garland – working here with Specs Wright on drums and Jimmy Rowser on bass – but also because it was the first-ever live recording done by Prestige, recorded on location at the Prelude nightclub in Harlem. Red's a little bit less mannered than usual, and he opens up nicely in a way you don't hear on his studio albums. 2CD set features 23 tracks that include "M Squad Theme", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Cherokee", "It's A Blue World", "Satin Doll", "Perdido", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "There'll Never Be Another You", "Let Me See", "Prelude Blues", "Just Squeeze Me" and "One O'Clock Jump". CD

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Red GarlandBest Of The Red Garland Trios ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Red GarlandCan't See For Lookin' ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good+ ... $79.99
An excellent set of soulful jazz piano trios from Red, supported by the sympathetic rhythm section of Paul Chambers and Art Taylor. Nice lengthy takes on 4 numbers; "I Can't See For Lookin", "Soon", "Blackout" and "Castle Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light ring & edge wear, and is lightly stained and flaky at the very bottom.)
 
 
 



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