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George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLive At Montmartre ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of energy, and some long tracks that really let both players open up nicely – in a combo that also features John Scofield on guitar, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The inclusion of Scofield's guitar changes up the group's sound in a nice way – adding in some more chromatic elements that really stand out – and titles include "IJ", "Flame Games", "Song Everlasting", and "Forever Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lotte Anker/Mette Petersen QuartetBeyond The Mist ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 1989. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $18.99
Features Lotte Anker on soprano sax, Mette Petersen on piano, Jesper Lundgaard on bass, and Jesper Elen on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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B Sharp Jazz QuartetB Sharp Jazz Quartet ... CD
Mama Foundation, 1994. Used ... $1.99
B Sharp Jazz Quartet is Herb Graham Jr on drums, Randall Willis on reeds, Eliot Douglass on piano, and Reggie Carson on bass. CD

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Lou Bennett QuartetAmen ... CD
BMG (France), 1960. Used ... $9.99
A classic border-crossing set from 60s France – and arguably the most classic set from organist Lou Bennett – a lesser-known player who recorded heavily on the European scene of the 60s, working here with a French group that includes Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Jean Marie Ingrand on bass, and (then Frenchman) Kenny Clarke on drums. Bennett's got a lean clean style on the organ that's extremely compelling – and which reminds us a lot of the work of Jimmy McGriff at the time – nice and clean, and ready to groove – but still capable of some nice R&B-styled touches! The track list features a well-chosen batch of modern jazz standards that includes versions of"Green Dolphin Street", "So What", "Sister Sadie", and "Jubilation" – plus Benett's own "Brother Daniel". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jeb Bishop Trio/QuartetAfternoons ... CD
Okka Disk, 2001. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
One of the boldest statements on record from trombonist Jeb Bishop – and a really great reminder of his key contributions to the Chicago avant scene at the start of the century! Jeb's a master of subtle shape and sound on his instrument, but he can also play with a fiercer frenzy – which is definitely the case here, and he moves between a trio and quartet lineup – alongside Kent Kessler on bass, Tim Mulvenna on drums, and Jeff Parker on guitar! The match of Parker and Bishop happens on four of the album's seven tracks, and has an especially strong resonance – tuneful at times, fuzzier at others – although the trio tracks are pretty darn incredible, and have us really remembering the greatness of Kessler and Mulvenna too. Titles include "Mirror Image", "The Umbrella", "Piggly Wiggly", "Pond", and "Flex Time". CD

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✨✧ Black Swan QuartetBlack Swan Quartet ... LP
Minor Music (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A compelling group – with Abdul Wadud and Eileen Folson on cello, Reggie Workman on bass, and Akbar Ali on violin! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberto Bonati QuartetSilent Voices ... CD
Splasch (Italy), 1995. Used ... $6.99
With Anthony Moreno on drums & percussion, Stefano Battaglia on piano & percussion & Riccardo Luppi on soprano & tenor saxes & flutes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney ... LP
Columbia/Analog Spark, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... On September 25, 2020
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

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Dave Brubeck QuartetPiper/Soliloquy ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl promo.)

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Cornelius Bumpus QuartetBeacon ... LP
Broadbeach, 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary Burton QuartetCountry Roads & Other Places ... LP
RCA, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Hardly the kind of country roads you'd find traveled by other musicians – as Gary Burton's sound here is incredibly fresh – still as groundbreaking now as it was back in the 60s! The title might be a reference to Burton's Nashville roots, and the music does have a slightly pastoral vibe – but the overall execution is extremely modern, and filled with the kind of bold tones and sharp turns that always made Burton so wonderful at the start! The group includes Jerry Hahn on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – all very freewheeling, open players – with an equal balance between rhythm and melody. Burton, Swallow, and Hahn composed a good many of the tracks – and titles include "A Singing Song", "Wichita Breakdown", "Country Roads", "The Green Mountains", "True Or False", and "Gone But Forgotten". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light edge wear.)

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James Carter QuartetJC On The Set ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1993. Used ... $5.99
James Carter's first album as a leader – and a set that helped mark a place for him as one of the strongest saxophone voices of the 90s! The album has Carter's work on alto, tenor, and baritone saxes set center stage – alongside backing by a trio that features pianist Craig Taborn, but which allows plenty of space for Carter to dominate the sound with his deeply soulful tone and often-pyrotechnic approach to his solos. There's some occasional moments that go a bit over the top, in a "hey look at me" sort of mode – but they're nicely offset by a deeper spirit that appreciates the traditions that inform Carter's sound, and which made the record a real standout in the early 90s. Titles include "Lunatic", "Hour Of Parting", "Caravan", "Blues For A Nomadic Princess", "Worried & Blue", and "Baby Girl Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chicago Underground QuartetGood Days ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic step in the continuing evolution of the "Chicago Underground" project of trumpeter Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor – soaring out here in a set that's full of spiritual energy and a level of imagination that even surpasses their classic recordings from years ago! Mazurek blows piccolo trumpet, but also adds in some electronics – and Taylor is mindblowing on drums, playing with a style that's open, but always gently swinging – and matched with some synth bass from Josh Johnson, who also plays organ and piano on the set. The mighty guitarist Jeff Parker is the last member of the group – and like Mazurek, he's really come a long way in the past decade, and the quartet work together here at a level that has us falling in love with the Chicago Underground all over again. Moody at times, but never too loose – and titles include "Orgasm", "Good Days", "Batida", "All The Bells", "Unique Spiral", "Lome", "Westview", and "Strange Wing". CD
Also available Good Days ... CD 8.99

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Chicago Underground QuartetGood Days ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic step in the continuing evolution of the "Chicago Underground" project of trumpeter Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor – soaring out here in a set that's full of spiritual energy and a level of imagination that even surpasses their classic recordings from years ago! Mazurek blows piccolo trumpet, but also adds in some electronics – and Taylor is mindblowing on drums, playing with a style that's open, but always gently swinging – and matched with some synth bass from Josh Johnson, who also plays organ and piano on the set. The mighty guitarist Jeff Parker is the last member of the group – and like Mazurek, he's really come a long way in the past decade, and the quartet work together here at a level that has us falling in love with the Chicago Underground all over again. Moody at times, but never too loose – and titles include "Orgasm", "Good Days", "Batida", "All The Bells", "Unique Spiral", "Lome", "Westview", and "Strange Wing". CD
Also available Good Days ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Chicago Underground QuartetGood Days (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic step in the continuing evolution of the "Chicago Underground" project of trumpeter Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor – soaring out here in a set that's full of spiritual energy and a level of imagination that even surpasses their classic recordings from years ago! Mazurek blows piccolo trumpet, but also adds in some electronics – and Taylor is mindblowing on drums, playing with a style that's open, but always gently swinging – and matched with some synth bass from Josh Johnson, who also plays organ and piano on the set. The mighty guitarist Jeff Parker is the last member of the group – and like Mazurek, he's really come a long way in the past decade, and the quartet work together here at a level that has us falling in love with the Chicago Underground all over again. Moody at times, but never too loose – and titles include "Orgasm", "Good Days", "Batida", "All The Bells", "Unique Spiral", "Lome", "Westview", and "Strange Wing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Good Days ... CD 8.99
Good Days ... CD 6.99

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Clifford Thornton Memorial Quartet (McPhee/Lazro/Foussat/Sato)Sweet Oranges ... CD
Not Two (Poland), New Copy ... About October 1, 2020
... CD

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Anthony Davis/Jim Newton QuartetHidden Voices ... LP
India Navigation, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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DJ Cam Quartet90s ... LP
Attytude/Diggers Factory (France), New Copy ... About July 15, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Farrell & Louis Hayes QuartetVim & Vigor ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Some of the best work that Louis Hayes and Joe Farrell cut during the 80s – a freewheeling and open session that's steep on soul, and filled with the best energy both players could muster! The group's a quartet, with Farrell on tenor, soprano, and flute, Hayes on drums, Rob Van Den Broeck on piano, and Harry Emmery on bass. Farrell's inventiveness, as always, is incredible – restrained from some of his over-the-top work in the 70s – but in a good way, one that has him really focusing on the construction of his solos, and coming up with some wonderfully soulful notes that hold the lively rhythms of the tunes together. All tracks are long, and titles include "Miles Mode", "Vim N Vigor", "Arab Arab", and "Besame Mucho". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Colin Fisher QuartetLiving Midnight ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
This might be the only we've seen with saxophonist Colin Fisher as a leader – but the set's got a quality that will certainly have us looking out for more! The group features Brandon Lopez on bass and Marc Edwards on drums – with both Fisher and Daniel Carter on reeds – the former on tenor and alto, the latter on tenor, alto, soprano, clarinet, and flute (although we'd swear that we hear a trumpet in there somewhere as well!) The open space of the record allows the horns to work together in a loose formation that almost recalls the spirit of the loft jazz scene in the 70s – as does the work of Lopez and Edwards too – long, improvised performances that have a very organic feel – with titles that include "Crescent Moon Furnace", "Valley Spirit", and "Embryonic Breath". CD

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Lee Gagnon QuartetLa Jazztek ... LP
Capitol (Canada), 1968. Near Mint- ... $59.99
An album with a sound as hip as its title, and one that features Gagnon on alto, tenor, and flute – all played with a nicely sharp tone that's at once both strongly modern, yet also surprisingly soulful – the kind of vibe you might expect from Roland Kirk or Yusef Lateef, but with less of the experimental mode of those players. The group's a quartet – with Art Roberts on piano, Michel Donato on bass, and Claude Ranger on drums – all showing a wonderful ear for rhythm that's often rompingly modal, yet in ways that are somewhat different from European exponents of that groove at the time. Titles include "Impressions Discotheque", "Suite", "Take Five", "Summertime", and "Con Alma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, and some splitting on the top seam, which is partially taped.)

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Charlie Haden Quartet WestAlways Say Goodbye ... CD
Gitanes/Verve, 1993. Used ... $3.99
Quartet West is Charlie Haden on bass, Ernie Watts on tenor, Alan Broadbent on piano, and Larance Marable on drums . Features guest violin by Stephane Grapelli. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Al Haig/Jimmy Raney QuartetSpecial Brew ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1974. Near Mint- ... $13.99
With Al Haig on acoustic and electric piano, Jimmy Raney on guitar, Wilbur Little on bass, and Frank Gant on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has gloss separation at the corners of the spine and is bent at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Roy Haynes QuartetOut Of The Afternoon ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Barbara Hendricks & Magnus Lindgren QuartetBarbara Sings The Blues ... CD
Arte Verum, 2008. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print & still sealed.)

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Charlie Hunter QuartetReady, Set, Shango! ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $4.99
Charlie Hunter on 8 string guitar, Dave Ellis on tenor saxophone, Caldier Spanier on alto saxophone & ScottAmendola on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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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!)

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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 QuartetNew Communications In Jazz ... LP
Master Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A very hip group – with Budd Johnson on tenor and Oliver Jackson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jubileum Quartet (Leandre/Parker/Fernandez/Kaucic)A Uis ... CD
Not Two (Poland), New Copy ... About October 1, 2020
... CD

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Daniel Kramer & Glinka QuartetImagine ... CD
Boheme (Russia), 1999. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kronos QuartetBlack Angels ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, small piece of clear tape covering a tiny tear on the booklet.)

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Kronos QuartetEarly Music – Lachryma Antiqua ... CD
Nonesuch, Mid 90s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Kronos QuartetMonk Suite ... LP
Landmark, 1985. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with some stains and peeled spots.)

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Kronos QuartetReleased 1985 to 1995 ... CD
Nonesuch, Mid 80s-Mid 90s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Includes works by Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Raymond Scott, and George Crumb. CD
(Out of print.)

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Kronos QuartetWinter Was Hard ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1987/1988. Used ... $3.99
Includes pieces by Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Anton Webern, John Zorn, Astor Piazzolla, and John Lurie! CD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet has initials in pen.)

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✨✧ Peter Kuhn QuartetKill ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Modernist clarinet at its best – handled deftly by Peter Kuhn, in a range of modes that moves between hard-swinging jazz and much more spacious, sonic textures! Kuhn plays both standard and bass clarinet – using the latter with an especially great sound that reminds us of some of the better European reedmen on the improv scene in recent years – but cast here with a New York group that's got an almost loft jazz sensibility overall – a quartet with Wayne Horvitz on piano and keyboards, William Parker on bass, and Dennis Charles on drums. The best tracks build very slowly, with an almost spiritual feel – one that comes from the efforts of Parker and Charles on the bottom – and titles include "Skeeter", "You", "Being Human", and "The Kill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Sami Linna QuartetMode For Tomorrow/Umoya ... 7-inch
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $3.99 8.99
A gem of a record from Finnish guitarist Sami Linna – just a 45, but one that feels like it's got the depth of a full album! "Mode For Tomorrow" is this beautifully building tune with a mix of modal and spiritual energy – infused with organ by Mikko Heleva, and given this tremendous tenor solo by Jussi Kannaste! Drummer Dana Hall wrote "Umoya" – and his snapping rhythms really keep things moving – as the organ, guitar, and tenor soar to the skies – almost with the energy of an old Larry Young tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Medieval Jazz Quartet (Bob Dorough)Medieval Jazz Quartet ... LP
Classic Editions, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A hip little project from the enigmatic Bob Dorough! The group's got a sound that definitely lives up to its name – an approach to jazz that features four recorders in the lead, blown with tones that might be called "medieval" harmony, although there's also plenty of swing to the record too – thanks to rhythm from a trio that features Al Shackman on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Paul Motian on drums! Dorough sings just a bit on the record – in that raspy, quirky style we love so much – but most of his contributions are instrumental, blowing in the quartet. There's a haunting sound to the record that's really wonderful – almost exotica at times – and titles include "Nature Boy", "Chloe", "Lady Be Good", "September Song", "Autumn Leaves", and "Mood Indigo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Joe Melotti QuartetLive: At The Foundry Cafe ... LP
Foundry, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Joe Melotti on electric piano, Artie Dixson on drums and percussion, Marion Meadows on tenor and soprano sax, and Paul Spinner on bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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Milan Jazz QuartetTravellin ... LP
Dire (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A great group from a time when the Italian jazz scene was really opening up – a quartet with Carlo Bagnoli on baritone, Rudi Migliardi on trombone, Attilio Zanchi on bass, and Carlo Sola on drums and percussion – plus guitar from Augusto Mancinelli on a few tracks! Includes a nice version of "Naima" – plus the originals "Travellin", "Blue Day", and "After Hours". LP, Vinyl record album

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Modern Jazz QuartetArt Of The Modern Jazz Quartet – The Atlantic Years ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 18.98
A double-length set of work from The Modern Jazz Quartet – a collection of material from their first decade or so on Atlantic Records! The package captures the group when they were really rising to international fame – recorded here both in the US, and in front of their growing audience overseas – mostly with the core quartet of Milt Jackson on vibes, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – but also featuring occasional work from guests who include Sonny Rollins on tenor, Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet, and an orchestra conducted by Gunther Schuller. Titles include "The Golden Striker", "Cortege", "England's Carol", "Today (Home)", "Lonely Woman", "Django", "Bluesology", "Sketch (For Double Quartet)", "Fun", "Summertime", "Concorde", and "Ralph's New Blues". CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetOne Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... $9.99
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative writing of the time – almost imagistic enough without the film – filled with tones and colors that are quite visual, especially in the hands of this great group! Selections are played by the core quartet of Milt Jackson on vibes, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – and titles include "The Golden Striker", "One Never Knows", "The Rose Truc", "Venice", "Cortege", and "Three Windows". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetSpace ... LP
Apple, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Beautifully spacey work from the Modern Jazz Quartet – a record that more than earns its enigmatic title! The session's an odd one – in that the MJQ are recording for the Beatles' famous Apple label – but that fact is also one of the best aspects of the record, as it seems to push the group past the staid third stream sound of some of their 60s recordings for Atlantic, into territory that's a bit more experimental, and concerned with sound, colors, and texture. The album's got 2 incredible originals from John Lewis – "Visitor From Mars" and "Visitor From Venus" – plus the tracks "Dilemma" and "Adagio From Concierto De Aranjuez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetTogether Again! Liive At The Montreux Jazz Festival '82 ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Sealed ... $7.99
Early 80s reunion after their breakup in 1974, with Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heath, and Connie Kay in the lineup. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetUnder The Jasmine Tree ... LP
Apple, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A nice one! The MJQ record for the Beatles' label, and the record's one of their most interesting in years! The production's pretty straight, but the group's playing in a cool open-ended style that still has elements of their earlier work, but which really makes things a lot more interesting than some of the Atlantic recordings. Milt Jackson's vibes have a bit more of a bell-like quality on some parts, and the rhythm team of Percy Heath and Connie Kay kick it with a soul jazz vibe on a few numbers – a nice change from the sleepier rhythms of earlier albums. Titles include "The Blue Necklace", "Exposure", "Jasmine Tree", and "Three Little Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s UK pressing.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Milt Jackson QuintetMJQ (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1952/1954. Used ... $13.99
Nice stuff from the early days of the MJQ – recorded back when Kenny Clarke was still playing drums with the group, and giving them a bit more of a bottom! One side of the record features material recorded from one of the quartet's first sessions – in late 1952, with the tracks "La Ronde", "Vendome", and "Rose Of The Rio Grande". The rest of the record features material by Jackson's group with Horace Silver on piano, Percy Heath on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and the obscure Henry Boozier on trumpet. That material's a bit more bop-oriented, and titles include "Opus De Funk", "Buhania", and "Soma". CD
(Out of print, 2006 pressing with 20bit mastering – includes obi.)

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Kenji Mori QuartetFire Bird ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... About November 20, 2020
Kenji Mori may be the firebird on tenor and flute for the date – but the album also features some mighty bold lines on guitar from the young Kazumi Watanabe! Kazumi's got a dynamic sense of energy that really shapes the record from the start – these long, twangy electric passages that find a way to be fierce one minute, gentle the next – almost phrased at points as if he was holding a reed instrument instead of a stringed one! Mori's lines on flute are an especially great counterpart to the guitar – shapes in sound that really have an organic quality as they spin out. The group also features Nobuyoshi Ino on bass and Steve Jackson on drums – and titles include the long tunes "Firebird (parts 1 & 2)", "K&J", and "A Time For Us". CD

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

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

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David Murray QuartetBallads For Bass Clarinet ... LP
DIW/Koko (UK), 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the greatest jazz voices on the bass clarinet – save perhaps for the late Eric Dolphy – working here in a wonderful batch of ballads and gentle groovers! The set's quite different from the usual jazz date to bear "ballads" in the title – as David Murray's not ruminating over standards with too much strings – and instead still works in a hip small combo mode that's filled with swing and soul. In fact, most tunes are hardly ballads in the traditional style – and just showcase a slightly gentler, more personal side of Murray's music – but one that still has plenty of darkness around the edges. The group's a quartet – with John Hicks on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – and tunes include "Portrait Of A Black Woman", "Waltz To Heaven", "Elegy For Fannie Lou", "Lyons Street", "Chazz", and "New Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Heritage Keyboard QuartetNew Heritage Keyboard Quartet ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
With Mickey Tucker and Roland Hanna on piano, harpsichord, and clavinet, Richad Davis on bass, and Ed Gladden on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, edge wear, bent corners, and a small stain with some peeling at the bottom of the spine.)

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New York Jazz QuartetBlues For Sarka ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... About October 21, 2020
A surprisingly wonderful album – even if these guys break our cardinal rule of jazz combos, which is never to put the name of your home city in place of the players in the group! The group's a quartet with Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – and the set was recorded live in Munich before a very enthusiastic crowd. The sum total of the players is way more than the parts – as all of them manage to really stretch out on the set, working through some long tunes that have a soulfulness and inspiration that's rare for Wess and Hanna especially. Includes the long funky groover "Smelly Jelly Belly" (hate that title!) – plus the cuts "Rodney Round Robin", "Blues For Sarka", and "All Blues". CD

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New York Jazz QuartetSurge ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A stunning 70s set by the New York Jazz Quartet – a group you might not recognize immediately by name, but which features some key all-star players – a lineup that includes Frank Wess on flutes and saxes, Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Richard Pratt on drums! Wess is especially amazing – very different than his reedman styles of earlier decades – both in small combos and larger ensembles, with an especially strong sensitivity on the flute – an instrument he always played famously, but which he really seems to feel here – with energy that really augments the sorts of warmth and lyricism that Hanna can bring to the piano when he's at his best. Plus, there's this deeper core of rhythm at some points, which really seems to give both Roland and Frank a vibe that really does them better than usual – on titles that include "Tee Piece", "Surge", "Placitude", "87th Street", and "Big Bad Henry". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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New York Saxophone QuartetNew York Saxophone Quartet ... LP
Stash, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "LA Blues", "Three Jays & A Bee", "Chant D'Amour", and "Three Improvisations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Larry Ochs & Aram Shelton QuartetContinental Drift ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful wrapping of reeds – the alto of Aram Shelton and tenor and sopranino saxes of Larry Ochs – set up here as a unified spirit in the lead of the group, but always ready to break out with these bold individual moments too! The record's got a mixture of rasp and tunefulness that speaks to the strong legacy of both players – sometimes swinging, sometimes a bit more free – with work from Kjell Nordeson on bass, and either Mark Dresser or Scott Walton on bass, depending on the tracks. Titles include "Continental Drift", "Slat", "Switch", "Another Night", "The Others Dream", and "Test Shots". CD

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✨✧ Okuden Quartet (Walerian/Shipp/Parker/Drake)Every Dog Has Its Day But It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter ... CD
ESP, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
That's Mat Walerian on the cover, looking all nice and spooky – but the group has a very down-to-earth, familiar trio at the core – Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion – players who really give the album a lot of well-grounded spirit! Walerian plays alto, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, and flute – sometimes in contrast to the mood of the others, especially Parker and Shipp, who have this fantastic way of revolving around each other in sonic space! The set is full of great moments and wonderful surprises – well worth the double length accorded to the album – and titles include "Magic World", "Thelonious Forever", Sir Denis", "Business With William", "Lesson II", and "Forest Council". CD

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Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen QuartetDancing On The Tables ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1979. Used ... $14.99
Features Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – with John Scofield on guitar, Billy Hart on drums, and Dave Liebman on tenor, soprano, and flute! CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson Trio/Gerry Mulligan QuartetOscar Peterson Trio And Gerry Mulligan Quartet At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The product of three sets at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival, side one features piano man Oscar Peterson and his trio performing "Will You Still Be Mine", "Joy Spring", Glenn Miller's "A Gal In Calico", and "52nd Street Theme". Side two features Gerry Mulligan playing baritone with the Teddy Wilson Trio on "Sweet Georgia Brown", and Mulligan's quartet, including Dave Bailey on drums and Joe Benjamin on bass, working "My Funny Valentine" and "Utter Chaos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some aging.)

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Reminiscence QuartetMore Psycodelico ... CD
Yellow (France), 1999. Used ... $7.99
Beautiful stuff! Reminiscence Quartet were one of the first modern groups to mix Brazilian music and more progressive dancefloor rhythms, and they transformed the sound of mid 90s acid jazz with their great warm jazzy grooves! This new release appears to be a compilation of sorts – although some of the tracks seem to have a newly remixed quality to them, but we're not sure (liner notes always appreciated, thanks!) Whatever the case, though, the material is excellent – and the band grooves hard with lots of sweet Fender Rhodes keyboards, snapping lively Brazilians rhythms, and some great vocals by Salome De Bahia and Nancy Danino. Tracks include "Onde Anda Meu Amor", "Gannabara's Cafe", "Roda Mundo", "Peace of Mind", "Rua De Lisboa", and "Un Premier Jour Sans Toi". CD

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Pee Wee Russell QuartetAsk Me Now! ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $8.99
A record that will blow your mind – way different than you might expect from the cover! Sure, Pee Wee was a bit of a traditionalist on his instrument – the clarinet – but he's working here in a starkly modern way that almost recalls some of the best 50s work of Jimmy Guiffre, or some of the earlier sides by Steve Lacy. There's still a swing-based approach to the tunes, but they're handled in a spare style that features equal interplay between Russell, trombonist Marshall Brown, bassist Russell George, and drummer Ronnie Bedford – a great player who really makes the album sparkle! The tracks include a couple of Thelonious Monk titles – "Ask Me Now!" and "Hackensack" as well as a couple of Marshall Brown originals – "Licorice Stick" and "Calypso Walk". Other titles are Ornette Coleman's "Turnaround", Coltrane's "Some Other Blues" and Ellington's "Prelude To A Kiss". CD
(Out of print.)

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Archie Shepp & Mihaly Dresch QuartetHungarian Bebop ... CD
Budapest Music Center (Hungary), 2002. Used ... $8.99
Archie Shepp meets fellow reedman Mihaly Dresch and his quartet. Tracks are mostly originals by Dresch but include a version of Shepp's "Steam". CD

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Sonny Clark Memorial QuartetVoodoo ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul Quality QuartetDip ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2004. Used ... $14.99
With a name like Soul Quality Quartet, these guys have got to be great – and they certainly live up to their promise with their excellent debut! We've been waiting for Soul Quality Quartet to release a full album for years – as we've enjoyed their singles and appearances on compilations, but have always been waiting for a longer set to really get at the depth of their groove. This debut more than lives up to our expectations, and serves up a wonderful blend of jazzy funk, soulful vocals, and some of the warmest grooves we've heard on a new album in years – arranged to perfection with just the right acoustic touches, and served up with some great English vocals that are sure to help these guys cross over big! Titles include "I'm Not Here", "Pressure", "Freeze/Burn", "Toda Tercafeira", "On Your Own", "Amor Ideal", "Como Antes", "Aphotic Marauder", and "Sad Dettin". CD

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Stellari String Quartet (Wachsmann/Hug/Mattos/Edwards)Vulcan ... CD
Emanem (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A string quartet, but one with a real difference – as all the members here are long-skilled improvisers, which makes the performance very different than usual for such a group! And instead, the record should be thought of more as a set of free jazz by a group with stringed instruments – Philipp Wachsmann on violin, Charlotte Hug on viola, Marcio Mattos on cello, and John Edwards on double bass – all coming together with the sorts of revolutionary sounds that were first unlocked during a generation of 70s string improvisation, taken here to fantastic new directions! Some moments are very sonically subtle, others are more dynamic – and titles include "Tujle", "Pulvermaar", "Dallol", "Ambrym", "Batu Tara", and "Mauna Kea". CD

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Aaron Stroessner QuartetHaymarket Station ... CD
Aaron Stroessner, 2020. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Isao Suzuki Quartet + 2Orang-utan ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. Used ... $17.99
A very compelling set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – one that draws on the electric traditions being forged at the time by artists like Miles and Joe Henderson – but which is also graced by the warm lyricism that was running through other Japanese jazz sessions of the 70s! Suzuki plays a surprising range of instruments – electric piano, cello, and bass – and his group displays an amazing ability to move into freely flowing numbers, then shift abruptly into sparer, subtler territory. The vibe of the record is quite unique – and group members include Kenji Mori on alto and flute, Kazumi Watanabe on guitar, Samu Kawakami on bass, and Shinji Mori on drums – and one title features vocals from Mari Nakamoto. The tracks are on the longish side – and the titles include "Blue Road", "Where Are You Going?", "My One And Only Love" and "Orang-Utan". Great cover, too! CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
Also available Orang-utan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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Isao Suzuki Quartet + 2Orang-utan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. Used ... $28.99
A very compelling set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – one that draws on the electric traditions being forged at the time by artists like Miles and Joe Henderson – but which is also graced by the warm lyricism that was running through other Japanese jazz sessions of the 70s! Suzuki plays a surprising range of instruments – electric piano, cello, and bass – and his group displays an amazing ability to move into freely flowing numbers, then shift abruptly into sparer, subtler territory. The vibe of the record is quite unique – and group members include Kenji Mori on alto and flute, Kazumi Watanabe on guitar, Samu Kawakami on bass, and Shinji Mori on drums – and one title features vocals from Mari Nakamoto. The tracks are on the longish side – and the titles include "Blue Road", "Where Are You Going?", "My One And Only Love" and "Orang-Utan". Great cover, too! CD
(Out of print blu-spec CD. Includes obi.)
Also available Orang-utan ... CD 17.99

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James Taylor QuartetDo Your Own Thing ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1990. Used ... $5.99
A pivotal album in the career of British organist James Taylor – and a great one! The record has James breaking past the standard soul jazz format of some of his earlier albums – into a more complicated jazz funk sound that's infused with the spacious 70s grooves of Johnny Hammond, and some of the more sophisticated R&B production that was coming out of England at the time, from groups like Soul II Soul and Brand New Heavies. Noel McKoy sings lead vocals on a number of tracks, and a bunch more are excellent funky instrumentals with a great 70s sound. Titles include "Oscar", "The Money", "JTQ Theme", "Samba For Bill & Ben", "Fat", "Peace Song", and "Love The Life". CD
(Out of print, 1995 Japanese pressing – includes obi.)

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James Taylor QuartetMission Impossible/In The Hand Of The Inevitable ... CD
Recall (UK), Early 90s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
2 sides of this famous UK acid jazz combo are presented in this double CD set! Mission Impossible captures the JTQ in more of a spy/thriller mode – with mod roots firmly in place on groovy instrumentals like "Mission Impossible", "The Cat", "One Mint Julep", "Blow Up", and "The Stooge". In The Hand Of The Inevitable shows their soul/funk side a lot more clearly – and features some stunning keyboard work and super-soulful vocals, in a very classic 70s modern mode! Titles on that one include the single "Love Will Keep Us Together", plus "Keep On Moving", "Stepping Into My Life", "Good Thing", and "Lets Get Together". CD
(Out of print.)

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Alexander Von Schlippenbach QuartetThree Nails Left ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
Amazing work from this seminal group on the FMP scene – a quartet led by pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, but equally balanced between the saxes of Evan Parker, bass of Peter Kowald, and percussion of Paul Lovens! We're not sure how much to take the "nails" in the title seriously, but it does sound as if Schlippenbach is playing prepared piano at times – or perhaps his command of the keyboard is just so strong, he can make other-worldly elements come from the instrument whenever he wants! Much of the music has a full-on FMP intensity – that non-stop, sonically adventurous quality inherited from Machine Gun – spun out over three great live improvisations, titled "Range", "Black Holes", and "Three Nails Left". CD
(Remastered from the original tapes – and first time on CD!)

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Porter Wagoner & The Blackwood Brothers QuartetGospel Country ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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TJ Wheeler & The Smokers/Tommy Gallant QuartetFirst Impressions ... LP
Fishtraks, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The Smokers feature Noble "Duke" Samuels on bass, Dub Frazier on piano, Ray Brunelle on percussion, and Hugo Misserville on violin. Tommy Gallant's quartet features Charlie Jennison on tenor & alto, Les Harris Jr on percussion, and Jim Howe on bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil Woods QuartetPhil Talks With Quill ... LP
Epic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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
(Early 70s Japanese pressing, ECPZ 1, with top obi and insert.)

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World Saxophone QuartetMoving Right Along ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetDances & Ballads ... LP
Nonesuch, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the best albums ever recorded by the WSQ – a sensitive mix of rhythmic tunes and mellow ballads, played by the group with less agression than on previous releases, but in a way that shows that they're really fitting into the style of the ensemble well. Titles include "Cool Red", "Full Deep & Mellow", "Dance Until Dawn", "Fast Life", "Hattie Wall", and "Sweet D". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ World Saxophone QuartetLive At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Live and lively work from the World Sax Quartet – a perfect illustration of the group's unique powers, recorded in concert at BAM, a very welcome setting for their creative energy! The album's one of our favorite ever by the group – as it has the players coming together perfectly – really knowing each others strengths, and forging a rich new sound out of their unique combinations of horns – truly one of the most inspiring jazz inventions of the 80s! As on other albums, the lineup features Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, and David Murray on a variety of saxes – and titles include "One/Waltz/Time", "Great Peace", "Kind'a Up", "Paper Works", "Open Air (For Tommy)" and "Georgia Blue". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Live At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music ... LP 6.99

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World Saxophone QuartetLive At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Live and lively work from the World Sax Quartet – a perfect illustration of the group's unique powers, recorded in concert at BAM, a very welcome setting for their creative energy! The album's one of our favorite ever by the group – as it has the players coming together perfectly – really knowing each others strengths, and forging a rich new sound out of their unique combinations of horns – truly one of the most inspiring jazz inventions of the 80s! As on other albums, the lineup features Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, and David Murray on a variety of saxes – and titles include "One/Waltz/Time", "Great Peace", "Kind'a Up", "Paper Works", "Open Air (For Tommy)" and "Georgia Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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World Saxophone QuartetLive In Zurich ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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 QuartetMetamorphosis ... CD
Nonesuch, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
Nonesuch, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of their best ones, and a tight set of Ellington tracks that works perfectly with their multi-horn style. Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, Bamiet Bluiett, and David Murray split up the arrangements, and the tracks include "Lush Life", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", and 2 different versions of "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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World Saxophone QuartetPoint Of No Return ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The first album from the World Saxophone Quartet, the group that would help bring the reeds only format back into play in the late 70s and early 80s. Unlike some of their later recordings, which were more thoroughly composed, the group takes a slightly more free blowing approach here, recorded live a the Moers New Jazz festival. David Murray, Oliver Lake and Hamiet Bluiett each contribute one composition and Julius Hemphill two. Titles include "Dar El Sudan", "Bajou Scetches", "Point Of No Return", "Scared Sheetless" and "Hymn For The Old Year". LP, Vinyl record album

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World Saxophone QuartetRevue ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, and David Murray – on titles that include "Ming", "David's Tune", "I Heard That", "Quinn Chapel AME Church", "Affairs Of The Heart", and "Little Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks great, but has a few drips of wax on the front.)

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World Saxophone QuartetRhythm & Blues ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $5.99
Bold, brilliant horns from David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, and Oliver Lake – on unusual versions of tunes that include "Let's Get It On", "For The Love Of Money", "Nemesis", "Night Train", "Messin With The Kid", and "Dock Of The Bay". CD
(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetSteppin With The World Saxophone Quartet ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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World Saxophone Quartet feat Jack DeJohnetteSelim Sivad – A Tribute To Miles Davis ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 1998. Used ... $9.99
Features saxes from the all-star lineup of David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, and John Purcell – plus Jack DeJohnette on drums and piano, and more percussion from Chief Bey, Okyerama Asante, and Titos Sompa! CD

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World Saxophone Quartet with Fontella BassBreath Of Life ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... $6.99
Features Hamiet Bluiett, Arthur Blythe, Oliver Lake and David Murray – plus Amina Claudine Myers on organ and vocals from Fontella Bass! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetEarth Beams ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A firey session from the quartet of George Adams and Don Pullen – a set that has the group stretching out in some of their most spiritual modes, yet still finding plenty of time to swing as well! Adams is tremendous on tenor – a very fresh voice in the post-Coltrane world, with phrasing that is all his own – even more amplified when he switches to flute – and Pullen's got this ability to go outside, and show his knowledge of the darker corners of the keyboard – yet never let that side of his playing overwhelm things, possibly because the rhythmic accompaniment from Cameron Brown on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums is so strong. Tracks are all long, and very individual – with the group in high spirits on the titles "Earth Beams", "Magnetic Love Field", "Saturday Nite In The Cosmos", "More Flowers", and "Dionysus". CD
(2015 pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Fred Anderson QuartetBirdhouse ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first new studio recording by tenorist Fred Anderson since 1980 – and a set that shows just how much he'd grown in the intervening years! Here, Fred's newly alive with a younger Chicago group – a great quartet with Jim Baker on piano, Harrison Baker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums – all players openly fluid to move with Anderson from swinging passages to freer ones – a beautiful balance of soul and experimentation, captured in a way that maybe links Fred more closely to Von Freeman than any other record in his career – yet which still captures all the AACM vitality in his music too. Titles include "Birdhouse", "Bernice", "Like Sonny", and "Waiting For Me". CD

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✨✧ Judy Bailey QuartetColours ... CD
Eureka/Basement Digs (Australia), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think American had the lockdown on keyboard funk during the 70s? Think again, because this rare Australian set features some killer electric piano and clavinet from Judy Bailey – easily one of the greatest jazz players of the 70s Aussie scene! The album features 4 long tracks – all original numbers that step along with grooves that match the best energy from CTI at its prime, but which also come across with a bit more roughness – which further enhances the funky quality. Instrumentation includes Judy's keyboards, bass, and drums – plus a mix of saxes and flute from Ken James, who often plays with a nice choppy edge that reminds us a bit of Joe Farrell. Tracks include the slow break number "Fall Down Dead", the breezy Latin tune "Toledo", the scatting vocal groover "Colours Of My Dreams", and the very spacious "Eleven Eight Song". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jaki Byard QuartetLast From Lennie's ... CD
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of lost material from Jaki Byard – recorded during a time when he was at the height of his powers! The 7 tunes on this set were originally cut for the 2 volume series of live recordings Byard did for Prestige in the mid 60s – and of those 7, only 1 was ever issued, and even then, never on CD. The work is quite striking – with Byard on piano, leading a quartet that features a very young Joe Farrell on tenor, soprano, and flute, with crack rhythm by the team of George Tucker on bass and Alan Dawson on drums. All the tracks were recorded during one set at Lennie's in Massachusetts in 1965, and overall, the performances have a longer, more unbridled feel than most of Byard's studio work of the time. The range of his work on piano is incredible – modern one moment, soulful another, and trad the next – and Farrell's playing is surprisingly strong for such an early point, especially on the longer tunes on the set, which really let him open up in exploratory solos. Titles include "Dolphy #1", "King David", "Twelve (alt)", "St Mark's Place Among The Sewers", and "Jaki Byard's Ballad Medley". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tommy Chase QuartetHard! ... CD
BGP (UK), 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Comes in a great little cardboard slipcase – replicating the old LP sleeve!)

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✨✧ Robert Fripp String QuartetBridge Between ... CD
Discipline, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins QuartetLive At The London House Chicago, Illinois – June 12th, 1963-June 19th, 1963 ... LP
Fanfare, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and tape down half of the spine.)

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✨✧ Motohiko Hino Quartet + 1Ryuhyo – Sailing Ice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record with a really beautiful title – and a sound that definitely lives up to the "Sailing Ice" on the cover! The music is very much in the best post-Coltrane mode – played by a group led by the great Japanese drummer Motohiko Hino, and featuring Mabumi Yamaguchi on tenor and Yasuaki Shimizu on soprano and tenor – two reed players who really express themselves with a great sense of spirituality, and lots of searching energy throughout. The tracks are mostly originals (save for a version of "Soultrane") – served up in freewheeling modal grooves, and peppered with sharp, soulful solos that search out bold new territory, but which never get too free and sloppy. The set was recorded live, but the recording quality is excellent – and titles include "Rio Rome", "Sailing Ice", "Milky Shade", and "New Moon". CD

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✨✧ Lee Konitz QuartetJazz A Juan ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Konitz on alto, Martial Solal on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums – all recorded live at the Antibes Jazz Festival in 1974! CD

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetMusic By Sculthorpe, Sallienen, Glass, Nancarrow & Hendrix ... CD
Nonesuch, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Lloyd Miller/Press Keys QuartetOriental Jazz ... LP
East West/Now Again, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Possibly the greatest album ever from the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – his legendary Oriental Jazz album from the late 60s, and a really wonderful blend of musical modes! Some of the tracks here really stretch out in the Eastern promise of the title – mixing jazz rhythms with santur, oud, zarb, and other unusual instrumentation – all in ways that are modal one minute, meditative the next, and which even echo gamelan styles on one tune! Other tracks are a bit straighter in the instrumentation, but still sparkle with a globe's worth of influence – Lloyd on piano, carving out sounds in a very unusual way! Some tracks are by Miller's trio, other by a quartet that features him, but which is led by pianist/trombonist Press Keys. Titles include "Hue Wail", "Pentalogic", "Tanya", "Natanie", "Guzel Gozler", "Prelude In The Iranian Mode Shur", "Impression Of Bhairava Raga", and "Njonja Mirah & Yona". Some of these tracks have appeared on Millers Oriental Jazz CD compilation – but others haven't – and this is his reissue of the full original album! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetComplete Last Concert ... CD
Atlantic, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match. Milt Jackson's vibes are chromatically aligned in this amazing way with the piano of John Lewis – and somehow the live recording seems to bring out even more tones in the bass of Percy Heath, who feels an even stronger presence here than usual. Connie Kay's work on drums are a masterpiece of percussive understatement – and titles include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Summertime", "The Cylinder", "Blues In A Minor", and "One Never Knows". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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