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Flavio Ambrosetti/Krzysztof Komeda/Polish Jazz Quartet/Zbigniew NamyslowskiJazz Jamboree 64 Vol 3 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1964. New Copy ... $11.99
Great work from the 1964 edition of Poland's Jazz Jamboree – always a great showcase for hip talents from the European scene, and some of the coolest jazz going on in Poland at the time! The set begins with a sublime batch of tracks from the Flavio Ambrosetti All Stars – a trans-European group that features Flavio on tenor, Franco Ambrosetti on trumpet, George Gruntz on piano, Tadeusz Wojcik on bass, and Pierre Favre on drums – swinging hard, but also with these great modern currents around the edges – as you might expect from such a lineup! The group perform a fair bit of original material – long titles that include "That For Me", "Spanish Castle", "Tribute To Someone", "James Bond", and "Anthropology" – the last of which is an original Ambrosetti tune, not the bop standard. Next is a range of great Polish material – the Komeda song "Sophia's Tune", performed by Komeda's Group with Michal Urbaniak on tenor and Tomasz Stanko on trumpet; "Variee" and "Intima" by a quartet with Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski on tenor and Wojciech Karolak on piano; and "Despair" and "The Caretaker Rules" by the quartet of alto genius Zbigniew Namyslowski. CD

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Barbara Balzan QuartetTender Awakening ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 2003. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Kenny Barron QuartetInvitation ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1990. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Blackwood Brothers QuartetYours Faithfully ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles Boles Quartet featuring Ron EnglishBlue Continuum ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2013. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Nick Brignola QuartetSignals ...In From Somewhere ... LP
Discovery, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob Brown QuartetJumping Off The Page ... CD
No More Records, 2000. New Copy ... $6.99
The title's a very apt one – because reedman Rob Brown really jumps off the page here – or out of the speaker – coming on strong with some mighty fierce work on alto at the beginning of the record, then also adding in a bit of flute as well. The quartet features superb work from trumpeter Roy Campbell – who's at his boldest when tied to Rob on some of the leads – but also really knocks it out of the park with his solos too – and the rest of the group features Chris Lightcap on bass, and Jackson Krall on drums. The selections have a nice dance between structure and freedom – almost hinting at a direction the Chicago scene would take a few years later – and titles include "Sonic Drawl", "Twinkle", "Flat Out", "Charcoal Glow", "Step With Care", and "Open Channel". CD

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Brubeck Brothers QuartetTimeLine ... CD
Blue Forest, 2018. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Brubeck Quartet (Fantasy 3-7) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
An early version of the famous Brubeck sound of the 50s – with Paul Desmond on alto, plus Bull Ruther on bass and Lloyd Davis on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, half split top seam, and split bottom seam.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
Dave Digs Disney – and hence, so do we! The album's one of the first to ever pay tribute to the great compositions heard in Disney films – and it features the magical sound of the Brubeck Quartet, turned upon a host of familiar numbers, and transforming them into longer vehicles for jazz improvisation. Given Dave's great sense of play with rhythm and timings, the tunes really get changed up in these versions – in a way that takes best advantage of the modal rhythms and jazz waltz styles that many of them share. Paul Desmond's alto work is as impeccably-handled as ever, and Joe Morello's sprightly drums seem perfectly at home with the tunes – as does Dave's warmly lyrical work on piano. Titles include "Alice In Wonderland", "Give A Little Whistle", "One Song", and "Someday My Prince Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Tommy Chase QuartetHard! ... LP
Boplicity (UK), 1983. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A well-titled album from drummer Tommy Chase – and an overlooked bit of hardbop from the 80s scene in the UK! Although recorded just a few years before the Acid Jazz boom in London, the record's got a much more old school feel overall – one that recalls the sound of Blue Note or Prestige at the end of the 50s – with Chase kicking it hard in a quartet that features piano from Nick Weldon, bass from Andrew Cleyndert, and some great work on tenor and alto sax from Alan Barnes – who really gets plenty of space to shine in the spotlight. The feel's a bit like some of Johnny Griffin's earliest albums – with the sax really driving the rest of the quartet – and titles include versions of Duke Jordan's "No Problem", Gigi Gryce's "Minorty", Sonny Criss' "Blue Sunset", and Tadd Dameron's "Ladybird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some peeling, a bit of pen, and a small sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Anthony Davis/Jim Newton QuartetHidden Voices ... LP
India Navigation, 1979. Near Mint- ... $29.99
With Anthony Davis on piano, James Newton on flute, Rick Rozie on bass, George Lewis on trombone, and Pheeroan AkLaff on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Dale Fielder QuartetRomance Serenade ... CD
Blueport, 2002. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz QuartetFrom Daddy With Love ... CD
Truth Revolution, 2013. Used 2CD ... $11.99
... CD

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Chris Greene QuartetPlayspace ... CD
Single Malt, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 15.00
Saxophonist Chris Greene has been running one of the sharpest shows around town in the Chicago jazz scene – always tight, always together, and always moving forward with his music – to the point where we're surprised (and pleased) that he hasn't left our city for the coast! Greene returns here with another rock-solid set of his own – blowing a tenor sound that just seems to mature more with each new record, and adding in some soprano too – and working through some fresh originals written by himself and his bandmates – who include Damian Espinosa on piano and keyboards, Marc Piane on bass, and Steve Colrey on drums. The unit is very cohesive, but Greene also gets plenty of space to really open up and run – on titles that include "Three & Six", "Thunder Snow", "Blues For Dr Fear", "Clean & Clear", and "The Crossover Appeal/Uno Mas" – plus a nice take on Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil". CD

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Mark Guiliana Jazz QuartetJersey ... CD
Motema, 2017. Used ... $6.99
That's the state of New Jersey on the cover – represented with an image that's as beautiful as the music on the set – a nicely bold statement from drummer Mark Guiliana, who works here with a mighty strong quartet! The group features some especially great tenor from Jason Rigby – a player who can soar forward on waves of sound one minute, then bring things back to carefully creative sonic territory – all in a way that's beautifully illustrative, with almost a painterly quality to his performance – but never in a way that feels forced or overly intellectual – given the organic quality of his horn. Pianist Fabian Almazan's great too – able to burst out these beautiful tones that really set the whole picture on fire – and bassist Chris Morrissey gets some great time in the spotlight, sometimes even to set the tunes up from the start – which he does wonderfully, then rolls them along as strongly as Guiliana's drums. Titles include "Our Lady", "Where Are We Now", "Big Rig Jones", "BP", "Rate", and "September". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Charlie Haden Quartet WestAlways Say Goodbye ... CD
Gitanes/Verve, 1993. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie Haden Quartet WestHaunted Heart ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1991. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Gene Harris QuartetLike A Lover ... CD
Concord, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Roy Haynes QuartetOut Of The Afternoon ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... On July 12, 2019
Drummer Roy Haynes always brings something great to the table for any album he does as a leader – and this record is no exception! Here, the "added something" is the presence of Roland Kirk on reeds – offered a key early chance to express his most modern ideas in the freedom of Haynes' group – working alongside Tommy Flanagan on piano and Henry Grimes on bass, in what was easily one of the hippest groups to record for Impulse in the early 60s! The record's filled with wonderful material – and a mix of originals and standards done with a very twisted edge – all with great interplay between Kirk's quirky sax work and Roy Haynes' amazing drumming – often changing up timings and rhythms with ease, and really matching Kirk's quirky energy for the set. Titles include "Moon Ray", "Raoul", "Snap Crackle", and "Long Wharf". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hollywood Saxophone QuartetJazz In Hollywood ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Long before the advent of groups like Rova or the World Sax Quartet, the idea of a 4-horn group meant a recreation (or approximation) of Woody Herman's famous "4 Brothers" style. In this case, the west coast group features a stranger take on the style – in that it includes alto, soprano, tenor, and baritone saxes – yet still retains the basic tight ensemble reed style. Players include Russ Cheever, Jack Dumont, Morrie Crawford, and Bill Ulyate – and they are backed by bass and drums, but no piano. Kind of in a Mulliganish vein, with arrangements by Marty Paich, Lennie Niehaus, Jack Montrose, and Russ Garcia. Titles include "Nightcap", "New York City Ghost", "Mixed Commotions", "Make The Most of It", and "Ghost Of A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some old tape on the spine and bottom seam, light staining, and some aging on the back.)

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✨✧ Ilmiliekki QuartetLand Of Real Men ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
The long-overdue return of a combo that had a huge impact on the sound of jazz on the Scandinavian scene over the past decade or two – given that its members have been involved in such important projects as Five Corners Quintet, Tuomo, Oddarang, and the Timo Lassy combo! Yet at the core, these four musicians are all very individual, and very different than some of that work – much more jazz-based, with a creative interplay between rhythm, tone, and texture – the last of which comes through especially strong in the trumpet work of Verneri Pohjola, which is completely sublime – almost with the power of a tenorist in some ways, but very tied to the structure of his instrument. Tuomo Prattala provides some really amazing textures on piano, alongside the bass of Antti Lotjonen and drums of Olavi Louhivuori – in modes that really keep things interesting throughout. The group begins with a great instrumental reading of Laurie Anderson's classic "O Superman", and other tracks include "Ravelogue", "Land Of Real Men", "Twisted Thistle", "Afterimage", and "Lonely Lonely". CD
Also available Land Of Real Men (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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Ilmiliekki QuartetLand Of Real Men (with bonus download) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
The long-overdue return of a combo that had a huge impact on the sound of jazz on the Scandinavian scene over the past decade or two – given that its members have been involved in such important projects as Five Corners Quintet, Tuomo, Oddarang, and the Timo Lassy combo! Yet at the core, these four musicians are all very individual, and very different than some of that work – much more jazz-based, with a creative interplay between rhythm, tone, and texture – the last of which comes through especially strong in the trumpet work of Verneri Pohjola, which is completely sublime – almost with the power of a tenorist in some ways, but very tied to the structure of his instrument. Tuomo Prattala provides some really amazing textures on piano, alongside the bass of Antti Lotjonen and drums of Olavi Louhivuori – in modes that really keep things interesting throughout. The group begins with a great instrumental reading of Laurie Anderson's classic "O Superman", and other tracks include "Ravelogue", "Land Of Real Men", "Twisted Thistle", "Afterimage", and "Lonely Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Land Of Real Men ... CD 12.99

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Dylan Jack QuartetDiagrams ... CD
Creative Nation, 2017. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Martin Jacobsen QuartetLive In Tokyo – The NHK Fureai Hall Concert ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2013. Used ... $13.99
... CD

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Budd Johnson QuartetIn Memory Of A Very Dear Friend ... LP
Dragon (Sweden), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Swedish recording that pairs the great tenor player with a tight local group, and has them laying down a number of standard jazz tracks like "Lester Leaps In", "Now's The Time", and "Body & Soul" in nice long relaxed versions. Budd also reprises his older "Ya Ya Blues", and does a tiny bit of vocalizing on the track. LP, Vinyl record album

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JPJ QuartetMontreux 71 ... LP
Master Jazz, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Peter King QuartetFocus – KPM 1307 ... LP
KPM (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $24.99
More of a straight jazz album than usual for the KPM sound library – an excellent set featuring British alto player Peter King – with John Horler on piano, Dave Green on bass, and Spike Wells on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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John La Porta QuartetMost Minor ... LP
Everest, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Great work by a player we've always loved – but who rarely gets his due! John LaPorta had one of the sharpest altos of the 50's, but for some reason, his talents were not nearly as recognized as those of similar players like Lee Konitz and Charlie Mariano. His earlier work with Mingus has been reissued over the years, but this obscure 1958 session, cut for the Everest label, has always been darn tough to find. The session's a great introduction to LaPorta's work, and it's also one of his liveliest, in that it has less of the overly-academic tone that sometimes mars his recordings. On this one, he swoops around in sharp brilliant alto lines that are all his own – and which owe nothing to other 50's players, like Bird or Konitz. Great stuff throughout, and with the tracks "Diction", "Buzzin", "Searchin", "Decided", and "Make Mine Rare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Piers Lawrence QuartetStolen Moments ... CD
JazzNet Media, 2007. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Daniel Levin QuartetFriction ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Link Quartet4 ... CD
Hammond Beat, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Organ funk opus number 4 from Link Quartet! This is another killer set with scores of classic styled keyboard groovers, plus some spacier, yet still tightly spun numbers from the core quartet – but the stretch out nicely on the set, too. It features vocals on a few numbers – plus guest horns and sitar. Titles include their groovy take "Day Tripper" with soulful vocals by Tameca Jones of Flyjack, plus "Vertical Floor", "Snake Eyes", "Drummore", "Je Reve Dans Mon Reve", "Je Suis Passe", "Fast Girls & Sexy Cars", "Big Peach", "Noir Le Blanc" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Link QuartetEvolution ... CD
Hammond Beat, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $9.99
A groovy little document of the Hammond-driven Italian Link Quartet – one that brings together an array of rare tracks from now-deleted 45s recorded over the past decade or so! The group have been one of the key links between the funk and mod scenes around the globe – and they work with a style that's got traces of 60s soul jazz at one moment, but a tighter, more groove-centric approach at others. There's plenty of great keyboards throughout – and despite the "Evolution" title of the set, most of these numbers are all fully-formed – making the CD more an illustration of the group's strength over the years, and less a document of their growth! Titles include "Alfa Romeo Giulietta", "Link Theme", "Moira", "Holiday In Montecarlo", "Il Baccala", "The Streetbeater", "The Original", "Sgnapp", "Tenente Sheridan", and "Punt E Mes". CD
(Out of print.)

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Link QuartetItalian Playboys ... CD
Hammond Beat/Record Kicks (Italy), 2004. Used ... $8.99
Italian Hammond heroes The Link Quartet are back in action and sounding better than ever – serving up a blistering array of organ, guitar, and heavy percussion – all grooving with a sweet mix of 60s mod and 70s funk! The group's sound is expanded here a bit more through the used of electric piano, clavinet, mellotron, and moog – but the core approach is still a no-nonsense love of the swinging soul jazz riff, presented with a stripped-down style that takes us back to some of our favorite indie label work of the 60s. There's an early JTQ feel to most of the album here, and although a few of the cuts on the set feature some guest vocals, the main focus is still on the organ and keyboards – which loom large over the rest of the grooves! Titles include "Move Move Move", "Italian Playboys", "Briar Patch", "After & Once Again", "Spider Baby", "Take Four", "Rubber Monkey", "Monster Of Milwaukee", and "Greased On Delta Street". CD

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✨✧ Frank Lowe/Billy Bang QuartetOne For Jazz ... CD
No More Records, 2001. New Copy ... $12.99
A really great pairing of musical elements – the bold, raspy tenor of Frank Lowe – and the completely amazing violin work of Billy Bang – which is always almost impossible to describe in words! We love Bang here at a level that matches his work on Soul Note/Black Saint in the early 80s – a fantastic group player, really bouncing off Lowe's sound and finding his own space – with an earthy mix of soul and spirit that Billy didn't always have in some of his larger concept albums from around the same time. The group is loose, but never sloppy – and also includes Ed Schuller on bass and Abbey Raider on drums and percussion – on titles that include "Smoke & Mirrors", "Echoes", "Times Squared", "Slamma Jamma", "Show Real", and "I Promise You The Moon". CD

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Matthew Lux's Communication Arts QuartetContra/Fact ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
The fantastic first album as a leader from Chicago bassist Matthew Lux – long overdue after over two decades of wonderful work on the city's scene with a variety of other combos! Matt's fantastic here as a leader – completely inventive to the point where he can evoke Charles Mingus on one track, then hit a global funk element on another, and reach these strange sci-fi elements on the next – but all while keeping his feet very firmly planted on the ground! There's an unbridled sense of creativity going on here – kind of that post-avant, post-free mode that the International Anthem scene has gotten going – and Lux's partners here are Mikel Patrick Avery on drums, acoustic guitar, and mellotron; Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, electronics, and melodica; and Jayve Montgromery on tenor, flute, samples, and clarinumpet! With that mix of instrumentation – Lux also plays some guitar, chirimia, and synth, and everyone plays percussion – you can imagine that sonic textures of the album, which often stays in relatively spiritual territory. Titles include "Ninna Nanna", "Mercury Lights", "Singlet", "Paw Paw", "CGLW", "Gris/Bleu", and "Israels". LP, Vinyl record album

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Modern Jazz QuartetBest Of The Modern Jazz Quartet (Pablo) ... CD
Pablo, 1988. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Nature Boy", "Valeria", "Le Cannet", and "Connie's Blues". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetBlues At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the later albums in the group's classic run for Atlantic Records – with titles that include "Bag's Groove", "Blues Milanese", "Pyramid", "The Cylinder", "Really True Blues", "Ralph's New Blues", "Monterey Mist", and "Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Rockefeller pressing.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetConcert In Japan '66 ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. Near Mint- 2LP ... $38.99
An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material – and titles include "Really True Blues", "The Cylinder", "Midsommer", "Animal Dance", "For Someone I Love", "Ralph's New Blues", "Pyramid", "Home", "Winter Tale", "Blues Milanese", and "Bag's Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi! Cover has one light mark near the top, but is nice overall.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $39.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC pressing with RVG/AB etch. Back cover has some ringwear and aging.)
Also available Django (RVG remaster series) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetDjango (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". CD
Also available Django ... LP 39.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetEchoes – Together Again ... LP
Pablo, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. The album is live, but still has that sophisticated composure that made the group so unique at the time – and the whole thing's a perfect complement to their famous studio albums on Atlantic! Set features 15 tracks in all – including "Django", "Bluesology", "La Ronde", "Festival Sketch", "Vendome", "Odds Against Tomorrow", "Skating In Central Park", "The Cylinder", "Bags' Groove", "I Should Care", "Round Midnight", and "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetFontessa ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
A classic set of high-class jazz from the MJQ – one that shows John Lewis' growing compositional skills, and the band's always tight ability to work in a compressed chamber format. Features the extended "Fontessa" suite, plus the tracks "Versailles", "Angel Eyes", "Bluesology", and "Woodyn You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove and AT etch. Cover has light wear.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetFor Ellington ... LP
East West, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
For Ellington is, obviously, a tribute to the Duke – but it's done in a really creative way that gets past any simple rehashed versions of his tunes! The MJQ's approach here is totally great – very different rhythmically than classical Ellington – in a way that pulls apart familiar tunes, and uses them as completely fresh vehicles for a new sort of improvisation. Milt Jackson's vibes are especially wonderful – full of color, and quite dramatic at times – and titles include the original numbers "Maestro EKE" and "For Ellington" – plus "Jack The Bear", "Sepia Panorama", "Rockin In Rhythm", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Modern Jazz QuartetLive At The Lighthouse ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $3.99
An overlooked later gem from the Modern Jazz Quartet on Atlantic – a live set recorded at the Lighthouse, and one with a funkier tone than some of the group's earlier work for the label! Milt Jackson seems to be a bit more in charge of the sound on this set – as the tracks have that earthy quality he was bringing to his own solo albums of the time – yet still ring out with the sense of sound and space that's clearly directed by the John Lewis influence. The whole thing's wonderfully spare – with a sense of timing and grace that's impeccable, yet which also never fails to swing – and titles include "The Spiritual", "Baseball", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Intima", "Novamo", "For Someone I Love" and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label pressing.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
An expanded setting for the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a very compelling little record that has the core combo augmented by larger orchestrations from Gunther Schuller – who has a very sympathetic ear for their sound! Schuller's charts are never overwhelming – and instead shade things in with subtle strings and cascading colors that work perfectly with the piano of John Lewis and vibes of Milt Jackson – modes that echo their more modern elements, yet still retain the sense of warmth that always kept the MJQ from ever sounding too academic. In a way, the larger backdrops almost give the music a jazz soundtrack feel – maybe more so than some of the group's smaller lineup outings for film. Titles include "England's Carol", "Around The Blues", "Divertimento", and "Concertino For Jazz Quartet & Orchestra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing. Cover has a stereo stamp.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of the first MJQ albums on Atlantic – and a bit fresher than some of their later outings, when it seemed like they were churning records out at the drop of a hat! Titles include an extended medley of standards, all given the MJQ touch – plus the drum-heavy "La Ronde", and the tracks "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label "Long Playing Unbreakable" pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a small hole on the back.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Savoy) ... CD
Savoy/Nippon (Japan), 1951/1952. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the earliest material ever recorded by the Modern Jazz Quartet – early 50s sides that were originally issued as 78rpm singles, then brought together in this self-titled LP! Some of the material was first released under the name of the Milt Jackson Quartet – but featured the lineup of Jackson on vibes, John Lewis piano, Percy Heath bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Yet other tracks on the set have bassist Ray Brown in for Heath and drummer Al Jones in for Clarke – both players who make for a slightly different groove in the company of Jackson and Lewis. Tunes are short, but already show that Lewis love of chromatic tones – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Love Me Pretty Baby", "Milt Meets Sid", "Moving Nicely", "D&E", "True Blues", and "Autumn Breeze". CD
(Out of print BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetPyramid ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet & Laurindo AlmeidaCollaboration ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Moody vibes and light guitar – a wonderful meeting of two unique talents – the third stream jazz of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and the introspective guitar of Laurindo Almeida! The session blends together a host of different influences – from classical guitar to bossa nova to modern jazz – all with the light and spacious touches of the MJQ at their best, recorded with some really warm brilliance that makes the whole set sparkle! Titles include "Foi A Saudade", "One Note Samba", "Fugue In A Minor", "Silver", "Trieste", and "Concierto De Arajunez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition – the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their trademark sound with a new range of sounds and feelings – and Rollins himself cuts back on the hardbop influences, and shows some great restraint in matching some of the group's more modern modes. Sonny only plays on 2 of the album's 6 tracks – but that's enough to open it up nicely – and on other numbers, the MJQ begin in their usual mellower mode, but then seem to step things up with more boppish inflections, almost anticipating Rollins' arrival on the last 2 numbers. Sonny plays on the tunes "Bag's Groove" and "Night In Tunisia" – and other titles include "Midsommer", "Festival Sketch", "Yardbird Suite", and an opening medley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins (Original Master Recording – Gold CD pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Mobile Fidelity, 1957. Used ... $4.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition – the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their trademark sound with a new range of sounds and feelings – and Rollins himself cuts back on the hardbop influences, and shows some great restraint in matching some of the group's more modern modes. Sonny only plays on 2 of the album's 6 tracks – but that's enough to open it up nicely – and on other numbers, the MJQ begin in their usual mellower mode, but then seem to step things up with more boppish inflections, almost anticipating Rollins' arrival on the last 2 numbers. Sonny plays on the tunes "Bag's Groove" and "Night In Tunisia" – and other titles include "Midsommer", "Festival Sketch", "Yardbird Suite", and an opening medley. CD
(CONDITION NOTE: Disc has a small crack outside play area. Out of print and priced accordingly.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Quartetto Di Milano/HungarianQuartet Is A Quartet Is A Quartet ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The title's a bit misleading, because while the 3 groups on the session are all quartets, they're hardly similar in the associative way the record assumes! Side one features 4 tracks by the Modern Jazz Quartet – re-recordings of a few classics, plus one new one for the set – titles that include "Reunion Blues", "Winter Tale", "Concorde", and "Yesterdays". But side two actually features a string quartetQuartetto Di Milano – playing the atonal "Funf Satze" by Anton Webern – plus the Hungarian Gypsy Quartet, doing a concert medley of traditional tunes in a violin-based way. So while the album may be some sort of attempt by the MJQ to further tie themselves to Europe – it's also kind of an unusual mix of jazz, avant classical, and folkloric styles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $4.99
A rare gem of a session – live material recorded by the Voice Of America in 1957, and featuring a unique Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane on tenor! The performance is contemporaneous with Coltrane's appearance on the legendary Monk's Music album for Riverside – and the overall feel here is a bit similar to that classic. Yet the live setting also allows Coltrane to open up and improvise a lot more – stretching out in fluid lines that are often a strong contrast to the more angular notes coming out of Monk's piano. Rhythm is by the team of Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums – and titles are broken up into an "early show" and "late show" – 9 numbers in all that include "Bye-ya", "Epistrophy", "Nutty", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Monk's Mood", and "Evidence". CD

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Moutin Reunion QuartetSharp Turns (CD/DVD dual disc) ... CD
Blujazz, 2007. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ New York Art QuartetCall It Art (5LP + Booklet Wooden Box Set) ... LP
Triple Point, 2013. Near Mint- 5LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
Extensive 5LP set in a deluxe white birch box, including a 156-page cloth bound hardcover book filled with archival images and notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(#150/665.)

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New York Art QuartetOld Stuff ... CD
Cuneiform, 1965. Used ... $12.99
Fresh mid 60s sounds from the New York Art Quartet – working in Copenhagen in 1965 – sharp material from a pair of sessions made for live radio broadcast! This version of the group featuring John Tchicai on alto sax, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Finn Von Eyben on bass and Louis Maholo on drums wasn't an active unit together for too long of a time, actually put together specifically for the sessions by Tchicai. The group had a fairly short history as an active unit in any line-up, so all recordings are notable, and this European version is quite special! The first half at the Montemartre Jazzhus in October of 1965, and the second half at the Concert House of the Radio House of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 10 days later. Titles include Rudd's "Rosmosis", "Old Stuff", "Karin's Blues" and "Sweet V", plus Tchicai's "Sweet Smells", "Kvintus T", "Pa Tursdag", "Cool Eyes" and "Kirsten". CD

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New York Jazz QuartetOasis ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An unusual album from an unusual group – one that has reedman Frank Wess sounding far more introspective and personal than on some of his other material from the 70s and 80s – thanks to work from a group that also includes Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! We're tempted to say that Hanna's voice is what really shapes the record – that thoughtful mix of sophistication and lyricism that always comes across sounding surprisingly natural – but Wess also wrote some of the album's most compelling songs, alongside a few other great numbers by Roland. Mraz brings some extra-special energy to his phrasing on bass, Wess also blows a bit of flute alongside his tenor – and titles include "The Patient Prince", "Cram It Damn It", "Funk House", "Don't Come Don't Call", "It's Just A Social Gathering", and "Oasis". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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New York Jazz QuartetSurge ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1977. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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New York Jazz QuartetSurge ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light stain on the bottom 4 inches, and some flaking and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Nolan-Buddle QuartetNolan-Buddle Quartet ... LP
M7 (Australia), 1976. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Quartet album featuring Australian jazz legends Col Nolan and Errol Buddle, plus the drumming of Warren Daly, from the Daly-Wilson Big Band. The group was one of the most popular of the Aussie jazz funk combos of the 70's, and the record has lots of nice mellow groovy moments. The best cuts are some nice sweet fusion grooves, sort of in the vein of some of the cuts on the London Jazz Dance Classic series. Titles include "El Henna", "My Machine", "The Odd Couple", and "Feel Like Making Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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OGJB Quartet (Oliver Lake/Graham Haynes/Joe Fonda/Barry Altschul)Bamako ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A quartet with a name that you might not have heard before, but which stands for the first initials of the four great members of the group – Oliver Lake on alto and soprano sax, Graham Haynes on cornet, Joe Fonda on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums, percussion, and mbira! There's a long-burning spirit to the record that really takes us back to some of Lake's greatest moments from decades past – and which really seems to elevate Haynes more than usual too – and Fonda is superb in the setting, often working with full, thoughtful lines on his bass that are especially illuminating. Altschul is incredibly sharp and focused – almost working in a mode that's more Ed Blackwell than some of his other work – and the whole thing is superb, an instant classic from a group we hope to hear more from. Titles include "Bamako", "Listen To Dr Cornel West", "3 Phrase 09", "Just A Simple Song", "Be Out S'Cool", and "Is It Alright". CD

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Art Pepper QuartetArt Pepper Quartet (10-inch) ... LP
London (UK), 1957. Very Good ... $28.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing with deep groove in a flip-back cover, with discoloration from age.)

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Olivier Peters Quartet featuring Joan JohnsonWings Of Spring ... LP
Village (Germany), 1980. Very Good ... $6.99
A sweet little album of breezy jazz – with vocals by Joan Johnson on a number of tracks, and that modally grooving post-MPS sound that still resonated strongly on a few German labels at the end of the 70s! The real star here is Peters, whose work on saxes is great – kind of pinched in tone, in a snaking way that bubbles soulfully out of the album's best tracks. Johnson's vocals are nice, too – but they come to their strongest point when really challenged by Peters reed work, and by the driving piano of Walter Norris, who's also in the group. Titles include "Kekay", "Mr Steve", "Wings Of Steve", "Morning Mist", and "Happy Endings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)

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Portico QuartetUntitled (AITAOA #2) ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. Used ... $7.99
A record of mysterious sources and sounds from this ultra-cool London group – a combo who maybe started out somewhere in the territory of jazz, but have moved out into more spacious areas over the years! There's a majestic sense of scope here that almost takes us back to the early work of Chris Bowden, maybe fused a bit with the spiritual currents of the Gondwana label on which the set appears – but with more of the post-jazz elements that have shown up on records like this from Tru Thoughts over the past decade or so! We're not trying to overwhelm you with hipster references here, just trying to situate this music in the special place it occupies – crafted by people who've got a way deeper conception than just the beats and light instrumentation of the downtempo generation, but who still aren't afraid to use samples and electronics too. Titles include "View From A Satellite", "Reflected In Neon", "Dust", "Berlin", "Double Space", "Index", and "Unrest". CD

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Quartet (Wilber Morris/Pam Purvis/Denis Charles/Bob Ackerman)If I Think Of Something You'll Let Me Know ... CD
Progressive Winds, 1993. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dewey Redman QuartetLiving On The Edge ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Very Good+ ... $16.99
The album's got a bit of an odd title – as we hardly think that Redman was living on the edge at the time – but it's also a great little set, no matter what the name! Dewey's playing in a soulful and inside mode on most tracks – working in a style that recalls some of Archie Shepp's work of the late 70s – in a group with Geri Allen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Eddie Moore on drums. The set list features Redman originals – including "Boo Boodoop", "Mirror Windows", "Blues for J.A.M.", and "As One" – plus versions of "If I Should Lose You" and Coltrane's "Lazy Bird". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat MethenyDifferent Trains ... LP
Nonesuch, 1989. Near Mint- ... $59.99
A pivotal album from minimalist genius Steve Reich – a record that got him into living rooms across America – thanks to the album's higher concept, and key participation of the Kronos Quartet and guitarist Pat Metheny! Kronos perform on the long title track "Different Trains" – a piece that is both a meditation on train travel and its role in the Holocaust – performed by the quartet with additional sounds from Reich on tape! Metheny's guitar sounds fantastic on "Electric Counterpoint" – a work that's completely faithful to the amazing range of tones and colors he'd been bringing to his own albums for years, but which also reworks things with Reich's minimal modes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with DMM Masterdisk etch, including the insert.)

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Rempis Percussion QuartetCochonnerie ... CD
Aerophonic, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
The quartet's not all percussion – just drummers Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly, but both turning out work on the kit that could rival an army of percussionists – working alongside sublime bass plotting from Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and a range of sharp-edged sounds from leader Dave Rempis – who blows alto, tenor, and baritone equally well! The album's far more than the usual improv outing – possibly because the drums do hold onto a core of the sound – while still allowing Rempis those fantastically-shaped lines that we've come to admire more and more over the years, played with increasing sonic sensitivity that almost puts him in the territory of Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson. Flaten's always a welcome talent – and his contributions here are more subtle than the drums, but crucial to the soul of the record – which contains three long tracks, titled "Straggler", "Green & Black", and "Enzymes". CD

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✨✧ Leo Richardson QuartetChase ... CD
Ubuntu (UK), 2017. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Bob Rockwell QuartetIt's All Right With Me ... CD
Marshmallow/Century (Japan), 1990. Used ... $13.99
With Duke Jordan on piano, Jesper Lundgaard on bass, and Aage Tanggaard drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Rova Sax QuartetAs Was ... LP
Metalanguage, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
An early 80s effort from this far reaching saxophone quartet. 5 pieces, each with a different structural emphasis and conceptual bent, all showcasing the incredible technique and refined interplay of these four great reedsmen. From the energy music disguised as modern standard of "Escape From Zero Village" to "Paint Another Take Of The Shootpop" which attempts to reconcile the similarities between Messiaen and Otis Redding, this LP offers 5 heady takes on contemporary improvised music. LP, Vinyl record album

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Rova Saxophone QuartetJuke Box Suite ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2007. Used Gatefold ... $12.99
... CD

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Rova Saxophone QuartetRemoval Of Secrecy ... LP
Metalanguage, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the excellent early albums from this groundbreaking group – with saxes by Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Andrew Voigt, and Bruce Ackley! Side one features "That's How Strong" – which runs for the entire side of the record. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and bumped corners.)

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Rova Saxophone Quartet with Andrea CentazzoBay ... LP
Ictus (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The Bay from composer/percussionist Andrea Centazzo with The Rova Saxophone Quartet – featuring Larry Ochs, John Raskin, Bruce Ackley and Andrew Voight! As it is on other great Centazzo led efforts from the period, the percussionist is credited with composition while the assembled group improvise mightily – with Ochs on tenor and soprano, Raskin on baritone, alto & soprano sax plus some clarinet, Ackley on clarinet and soprano sax, Voight on alto & soprano sax plus some flute. Titles include the 15 + minute opener "Trobarclus" plus "O Ce Biel Cisciel Da Udin", "Carmel Duet", "Ready N. 2", "Ready N. 6", "Ready N. 1" and "Ready N. 3". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Shungo Sawada QuartetFormation ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $29.99
Searingly soulful work from the group of guitarist Shungo Sawada – a player we mostly know from his groovy instrumental sides of the 60s, but who sounds plenty darn hip in this setting! The record has a nice sort of soul jazz groove on most numbers – one that takes Shungo's warmer hollow-body guitar sound and wraps it around some sharper lines on alto sax and piano – plus a bit of flute on some numbers – all in ways that extrapolate nicely from mid 60s Blue Note and Prestige modes, and take off in unusual timings and rhythms. Titles and players are all in Japanese, but the music here speaks volumes on its own! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Nicolas Simion QuartetCrazy World ... CD
7 Dreams (Romania), 2014. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul Smoker/Vinny Golia QuartetHalloween – The Sequel ... CD
Nine Winds, 1998. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny Clark Memorial QuartetVoodoo ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Used ... $19.99
A seminal album from the 80s New York scene – not only because it brought some long-overdue attention to Sonny Clark (whose records were mostly out of print at the time), but also because it reminded the world that John Zorn could blow hardbop! The album features a set of classic Clark originals from the glory days of his Blue Note years – recast here by Zorn on alto sax, and a quartet that also features Wayne Horvitz on keyboards, Ray Drummond on bass, and Bobby Previte on drums. The energy's different than an older Sonny Clark record, but the sound is still plenty darn great – and titles include "Sonia", "Voodoo", "Sonny's Crib", "Nicely", "Minor Meeting", and "Cool Struttin". CD
(Out of print.)

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String QuartetString Quartet Tribute To Santana ... CD
Vitamin, 2004. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Carol Sudhalter QuartetLive At Saint Peter's Church ... CD
Alfa (Italy), 2019. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Swingle Singers with the Modern Jazz QuartetEncounter – The Swingle Singers With The Modern Jazz Quartet (aka Place Vendome) ... LP
Philips, 1966. Very Good ... $0.99
An excellent set that has the vocal talents of the Swingle Singers backed by the sweet and mellow instrumentation of the Modern Jazz Quartet! Given that John Lewis & Co were essentially local residents in Paris for so many years, it's amazing it took them until 1966 to hook up with Ward Swingle's hip vocal group – but the album's more than worth the wait, as the MJQ really help open things up, and take the Swingles into more complicated territory than before. Milt Jackson's vibes are especially great alongside the groovy vocals – and titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Vendome", "When I Am Laid In Earth", "Air For G String", and "Three Windows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam, light wear, and light staining.)

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James Taylor QuartetBlow Up! – A JTQ Collection ... CD
Acid Jazz/Music Club (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
Excellent soulful grooves from one of the best acid jazz combos to come out of the UK! Organist James Taylor began his career as a mod-influenced jazzer, then shifted through a wide range of styles – from spacey funk to smooth soul – handling all of them extremely well. His work for the Acid Jazz label was some of the best to come out of the UK in the past 10 years – and this set does a good job of documenting some of his excellent work. Titles include the stellar soul tunes "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Stepping Into My Life"; the funky soundtrack themes "Mission Impossible", "Dirty Harry", and "Blow Up"; and lots of other nice moments like "Martian Earthwatch", "Creation", "It's Your World", "One Way Street", and "In The Hand Of The Inevitable". Great stuff – and very nicely packaged! CD
(Out of print.)

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James Taylor QuartetGet Organized (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Urban/Polydor (Japan), 1989. Used ... $24.99
Wonderful early work from the great James Taylor Quartet – a killer UK group that emerged out of the London mod and acid jazz scenes of the 80s, then went onto become a monstrously talented funk group in their own right! Taylor's smoking Hammond leads the session, stepping out in some strong funked up grooves that have a classic late 60s soul jazz sound – a bit more Jimmy McGriff than the Johnny Hammond vibe of James' later work – but still plenty great with us, and recorded with a surprisingly faithful ear for the original sound. (Keep in mind that back at the highly-electric time of this set, few records were cut with the warmth of records from the 60s and 70s.) The excellent jazz dance number "It Doesn't Matter" features stellar scat vocals by Cleveland Watkiss – and other tracks include "Brothers Batucada", "Bossa Pilante", "Riding High", "Electric Boogaloo", "The Stretch", and "Grooving Home". CD
(Out of print.)

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James Taylor QuartetIn The Hand Of The Inevitable ... CD
Acid Jazz, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite albums of the 90s – an instant-classic soul set from the James Taylor Quartet, working here at the height of their powers! James and his group hit a classic vibe that sounds somewhere in between Johnny Hammond's Gears LP and some of the other great records on Fantasy. James' organ and Fender Rhodes are produced super-well, and are backed by funky styles of production that open it up way past the usual flat funk sound that he gets on his first few soul-based records. The whole thing grooves like a non-stop train, and with Alison Limerick on vocals on a few cuts, you can be sure that it's got a nice soulful vibe. Soaring instrumentals abound, and the vocal cuts have that classic soul sound that will have you wondering whether or not you've heard them before, and whether they're actually new material, or lost treasures from another age! It's all good – and some of our favorite cuts include "3 Mile Island", "Love Will Keep Us Together", "Journey", "Stepping Into My Life", and "In The Hand Of The Inevitable". CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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Sam Taylor QuartetAlong The Way ... CD
Cellar Live, 2017. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Slight mark through rear of the digipack sleeve.)

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Vandermark QuartetBig Head Eddie ... CD
Platypus, 1994. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry Verbeke/Rob Agerbeek QuartetSeven Steps ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Tenorist Harry Verbeke's a hell of a reedman – a Dutch player who's never gotten the notice he should on our side of the Atlantic, but definitely one of the shining stars of the scene in Netherlands over the past 50 years! Harry blows with a sense of soul and bite right from the very first few notes of this gem of a record – working in tight formation with pianist Rob Agerbeek – another tremendous Dutch talent – in a groove that's as soulful and fluid as the best American work of the late 60s or 70s – classic in conception, but really trying to so something new as well, and with a very personal vibe on the tenor solos. Bassist Harry Emery rounds out the groove with this wonderful warm tone – and drummer James Martin completes the group – on stellar titles that include "Sometimes Bread", "Ladies Birthday", "Seven Steps", "Ghana", and "Off The Top". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hristo Vitchev QuartetIn Search of Wonders ... CD
First Orbit Sound, 2016. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Alexander Von Schlippenbach QuartetThree Nails Left ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About June 21, 2019
Live recording of sets recorded about a year apart from Schlippenbach's Quartet that included Evan Parker, Peter Kowald, and Paul Lovens. The group has a great sense of dynamics, and the set ebbs between some great textural passages, full on energy and trading staccato statements. Three pieces "Range", "Black Holes" and "Three Nails Left". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sokratis Votskos QuartetAlmopian Etude/Sevenates ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), New Copy ... About May 31, 2019
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Phil Woods QuartetPhil Talks With Quill ... LP
Epic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Rare as hens' teeth – and an incredible meeting of two vastly underrated alto talents! Phil Woods got plenty of opportunities to record as a leader in the 50s, but altoist Gene Quill was often buried in bigger groups – a fact that makes this album one of the few chances to really hear him shine! Woods and Quill work together beautifully throughout – playing boppishly, but also in a more relaxed groove – one that's a bit like Phil's excellent Warm Woods session for Epic from the same stretch, but perhaps a bit more upbeat overall. The twin-alto sound is really great – especially on the tunes that have them soaring together on the heads, then splitting off on solos with amazing dexterity and real dynamic range. Other players include Bob Corwin on piano, Sonny Dallas on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – and although the pair recorded an earlier session for RCA a few years before, this one's far superior! Titles include "Doxy", "Scrapple From the Apple", "Hymn For Kim", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl Classic Records pressing from 1998!)

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Phil Woods QuartetPhil Talks With Quill (Jazz Odyssey pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
An incredible meeting of two vastly underrated alto talents! Phil Woods got plenty of opportunities to record as a leader in the 50s, but altoist Gene Quill was often buried in bigger groups – a fact that makes this album one of the few chances to really hear him shine! Woods and Quill work together beautifully throughout – playing boppishly, but also in a more relaxed groove – one that's a bit like Phil's excellent Warm Woods session for Epic from the same stretch, but perhaps a bit more upbeat overall. The twin-alto sound is really great – especially on the tunes that have them soaring together on the heads, then splitting off on solos with amazing dexterity and real dynamic range. Other players include Bob Corwin on piano, Sonny Dallas on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – and although the pair recorded an earlier session for RCA a few years before, this one's far superior! Titles include "Doxy", "Scrapple From the Apple", "Hymn For Kim", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Jazz Odyssey pressing from 1980.)

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World Saxophone QuartetLive In Zurich ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Tremendous interplay on saxes from this ultra-hip combo – a legendary lineup that features David Murray, Oliver Lake, Hamiet Bluiett, and Julius Hemphill – all blowing hard on a variety of saxes! The sound here is possibly a bit more free at times than some of the quartet's other 80s albums – less trying to come up with a straighter jazz groove from a batch of horns, and instead more willing to let all the players soar out and express themselves freely. Many tracks definitely still have a sense of structure, but there's also a bit of a different feel here that we really like. Titles include "Steppin", "Bordertown", "Funny Paper", "Stick", "Hattie Wall", "My First Winter", and "Touchic". LP, Vinyl record album

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World Saxophone QuartetSteppin With The World Saxophone Quartet ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, David Murray, and Oliver Lake – each playing a few different saxes. Titles include "R&B", "Hearts", "PO In Cairo", "Steppin", and "Ra Ta Ta". LP, Vinyl record album

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World Saxophone QuartetWSQ ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Really groundbreaking work from the World Sax Quartet – one of the first, and best, all-horn ensembles! The strength of the album definitely hangs on the backgrounds of the players – Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, and David Murray – all already key reedmen in left field jazz, with a sense of sound and identity that makes each part of the group as strong as its whole – a great trading of musical minds, spirits, and sounds. Instrumentation includes alto, tenor, baritone, clarinet, soprano sax, and bass clarinet – and titles include "Sundance", "Pillars Latino", "Suite Music", "Sound Light", "Connections", and "Fast Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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World Saxophone Quartet with Fontella BassBreath Of Life ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski QuartetFlyin Lady ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
A charming little 70s session from Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – one of the greatest tenor stars of the Polish jazz scene of the 60s and 70s! Jan's got a style that's a bit like Stan Getz during the same time – warmly carved notes that are perfectly at home in easygoing tunes that allow Wroblewski to stretch out in a mode that's exploratory, yet never too out, and relaxed, but never too sleepy. The titles on the set are all nicely extended, giving Jan plenty of room to roam around – and the backing is by a quartet with guitar, bass, and drums – hitting a groove that's partly modal, and partly electric – almost a bit like that on Getz's Captain Marvel album, but a bit less freewheeling. Titles include "Flyin Lady", "Bossa Nostra", "Pastuszek Stomp", and "Why The Monkey". CD

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck QuartetLive In Portland 1959 ... CD
Domino (Spain), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Please note the booklet is clean but wavy from moisture – pages are clean and unmarked.)
 
 
 



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