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George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLive At Montmartre ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... About December 20, 2020
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". CD
Also available Live At Montmartre ... LP 18.99

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George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLive At Montmartre ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1985. Near Mint- ... $18.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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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 & White Quartet/Cliff JacksonMake Me A Pallet On The Floor/It Had To Be You (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Black & White, 1944. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Black Swan QuartetBlack Swan Quartet ... LP
Minor Music (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Blackwood Brothers QuartetBlackwood Brothers Quartet Featuring London Parris ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey/Modern Jazz QuartetArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk/Blues At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Collectables, 1958/1967. Used ... $8.99
An unlikely pairing of albums, but another nice 2-fer of classic Atlantic sides. The Jazz Messengers album is a great one – and features the firey hardbop of Blakey's late 50's Messengers (with Johnny Griffin and Bill Hardman) meeting the modernist piano playing of Monk, who was really hitting his stride at this point on his own Riverside recordings. The session's an interesting one, and if it lacks the groove of the usual Blakey album, Monk more than makes up for any lack of soulfulness by throwing in some nice complicated piano lines. We still prefer Bobby Timmons to Monk with Blakey – but the album's worth having, and includes nice Monk tracks like "Evidence", "Blue Monk", "I Mean You", and "Purple Shades". The MJQ session's a live one, and features the usual tightly arranged chamber jazz approach. Tracks on that one include "Bag's Groove", "Blues Milanese", "Pyramid", and "The Cylinder". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael Brecker QuartetTwo Blocks From The Edge ... CD
Impulse, 1998. Used ... $4.99
With Joey Calderazzo on piano, James Genus on bass, and Jeff Tain Wats on drums – plus Don Alias on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rob Brown QuartetJumping Off The Page ... CD
No More Records, 2000. Used ... $8.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney ... CD
Sony, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Dave Digs Disney – and hence, so do we! The album's one of the first to ever pay tribute to the great compositions heard in Disney films – and it features the magical sound of the Brubeck Quartet, turned upon a host of familiar numbers, and transforming them into longer vehicles for jazz improvisation. Given Dave's great sense of play with rhythm and timings, the tunes really get changed up in these versions – in a way that takes best advantage of the modal rhythms and jazz waltz styles that many of them share. Paul Desmond's alto work is as impeccably-handled as ever, and Joe Morello's sprightly drums seem perfectly at home with the tunes – as does Dave's warmly lyrical work on piano. Titles include "Alice In Wonderland", "Give A Little Whistle", "One Song", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "Very Good Advice". CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney ... LP
Columbia/Analog Spark, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
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
(A great pressing – heavy tip-on cover!)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetLive In Concert ... CD
Past Perfect (Germany), 1953. Used ... $5.99
With Paul Desmond on alto sax, Ron Crotty on bass, Lloyd Davis & Joe Dodge on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetNew Brubeck Quartet Live At Montreux ... LP
Tomato, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
This one's an all-Brubeck family affair – with senior Dave on acoustic piano, as you might expect – working in a quartet with Dan Brubeck on percussion, Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone, and Darius Brubeck on keyboards. The sound's still strongly guided by Dave's traditionally well-timed lines – and even the presence of trombone and keyboards doesn't veer things too strongly from the usual Brubeck groove, save for a few points in the set. Titles include "Summer Music", "It's A Raggy Waltz", "Brandenburg Gate", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "It Could Happen To You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cornelius Bumpus QuartetBeacon ... LP
Broadbeach, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy Chase QuartetHard! ... CD
BGP (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
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". CD
(Comes in a great little cardboard slipcase – replicating the old LP sleeve!)

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Chicago Underground QuartetGood Days (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Cook Quartet +Walk In The Park ... CD
Cellar Live (Canada), 2020. Used ... $9.99
Jerry Cook on tenor saxophone, Chris Gestrin on paino, John Lee on bass, Jesse Cahill on drums & Dave Sikula on guitar. CD
(Slight mark through back of case.)

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✨✧ Marc Copeland QuartetSecond Look ... CD
Savoy, 1996. Used ... $18.99
Marc Copeland on piano with Drew Gress on bass, Billy Hart on drums & John Abercrombie on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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Anthony Davis/Jim Newton QuartetHidden Voices ... LP
India Navigation, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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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Rein De Graaff – Dick Vennick QuartetModal Soul ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. Used ... $16.99
The Dutch jazz scene had plenty to offer back in the 70s – not just the better-remembered avant jazz from big free jazz musicians, but also some great straight ahead material too! This album's a key set from that wonderful time – and features a combo led by pianist Rein DeGraaf and reedman Dick Vennik – a great player who blows tenor, soprano sax, and flute on the record – with a depth of feeling that has us wondering why he never scored bigger fame on this side of the Atlantic. Even the mellower moments have a nice sort of bite – and rhythms are from Koos Serierse on bass and Eric Ineke on drums – on titles that include the stunning 13 minute title track "Modal Soul", plus "Short Rainbow", "Sweet Basil", "Detour Ahead", and "Lonely Hunter". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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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Ed Anders QuartetWholeness ... CD
NY Musikk, 1999. Used ... $6.99
Greg Abate on alto & baritone sax, Anders Svanoe on alto & tenor saxophone & percussion, Henry Boehm on double bass, Geoff Brady on drums & percussion & Ed Fila on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah Elgeti QuartetDawn Comes Quietly ... CD
Gateway (Denmark), 2019. Used ... $4.99
Features Elgeti on tenor sax, flute & bass clarinet, Nils Raae on keys, Anders Krogh Fjeldsted on bass, Henrik Holst Hansen on drums, and Sidsel Storm on vocals. CD

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Even Horizon Jazz QuartetEvent Horizon ... CD
GRB, 2019. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Guess Not", "Escher Drive", "Dark Waltz – When Sadness Comes", "Last Blue Jay", and "Strut". CD
(Front cover has a promo sticker.)

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Joe Farrell & Louis Hayes QuartetVim & Vigor ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... About December 20, 2020
An album with a terrible cover – but a wonderful sound! Underneath this ridiculous bikini-clad cover lies 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". CD

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✨✧ John Fedchock QuartetFluidity ... CD
Summit, 2015. Used ... $7.99
Features John Fedchock on trombone, John Toomey on piano, Jimmy Masters on bass, and Dave Ratajczak on drums. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Chris Greene QuartetPlayspace ... CD
Single Malt, 2019. Used ... $5.99
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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Jimmy Greene QuartetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. Used ... $11.99
Jimmy Greene really knocks it out of the park with this cooking live set – showing us again that he's definitely a tenor talent to watch – one with a depth of soulfulness that stretches back to some of the more righteous players of the 60s, but with a contemporary vibe too – one that's very much at home in this Smalls Live setting! Tracks are all nice and long, and draw a lot of energy from the bold piano lines of Xavier Davis – who seems to be a great partner for Greene on the recording, really helping to shape and direct the flow of his tenor lines. There's almost a modal aspect to the record at times – although one led more by Davis' piano, instead of the bass of Ugonna Okegwo and drums of Gregory Hutchinson. Titles include "Sense Of Urgency", "Self Portrait 1", "Soul Music", "Home", and "Bloomfield". CD
(Out of print.)

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Guarnieri Quartet (Leo Guarnieri/Don Byas/JC Heard/Johnny Guarnieri)I'd Do Anything For You/Armand The Groove ... 78 RPM
H&N Society, Mid 40s. Very Good ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Johnny Guarnieri QuartetSophisticated Lady/Dot's My Baby ... 78 RPM
H&N Society, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Record has a slight dish warp.)

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Al Haig/Jimmy Raney QuartetSpecial Brew ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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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Barbara Hendricks & Magnus Lindgren QuartetBarbara Sings The Blues ... CD
Arte Verum, 2008. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print & still sealed.)

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Peter Hess QuartetPresent Company ... CD
Diskonife, 2019. Used ... $6.99
Features Peter Hess on tenor, Brian Drye on trombone, Adma Hopkins on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. CD
(CDr release.)

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Charlie Hunter QuartetReady, Set, Shango! ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $2.99
Charlie Hunter on 8 string guitar, Dave Ellis on tenor saxophone, Caldier Spanier on alto saxophone & ScottAmendola on drums. CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Charlie Hunter QuartetSongs From The Analog Playground ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Charlie Hunter's back in a straight grooving mode – getting tight and funky in a set of tracks that features some guest vocals from the likes of Mos Def, Kurt Elling, and Norah Jones. Don't worry about Charlie losing control to the vocalists – because his guitar's still at the head of the set, carving out some great lines with that unique tone of his, setting up a nice batch of grooves that are only further augmented by the singers. Elling's cut is fantastic, sounding a lot like some of the recent Mark Murphy groove-oriented tunes – and titles include "Desert Way", "Street Sounds", "Mitch Better Have My Bunny", "Creole", "Close Your Eyes", "Sunday Morning", and "Day Is Done", a remake of the Nick Drake song! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark.)

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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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✨✧ Tom Keenlyside QuartetFortune Teller ... CD
Cellar Live, 2020. Used ... $7.99
Features Tom Keenlyside on flute, Miles Black on piano, Miles Hill on bass, and Bernie Arai on drums. CD
(Light slice mark across back cover.)

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✨✧ Gershon Kingsley's First Moog QuartetPopcorn (mono, stereo)/First Step (The Sea Of Tranquility) (mono, stere) (yellow vinyl pressing) ... 12-inch
Audio Fidelity/Charly (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very cool little record – a limited 12" single that features the sublime moog groover "Popcorn" – a tune that was cut famously by Hot Butter in the early 70s, but which is served up here in the original version by its creator, moog maestro Gershon Kingsley – a version that's even cooler and spacier than the hit! The cut is followed by "The First Step" – a moon-themed number that mixes moogy keyboard lines with almost a John Barry/James Bond sort of theme! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited UK RSD pressing!)

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Aaron Koppel QuartetFalling Together Falling Apart ... CD
Chicago Sessions, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Aaron Koppel on guitar, Matt Nelson on piano, Graham Czach on bass, Robert Tucker on drums, Greg Ward on alto sax & Geof Bradfield on tenor sax. CD

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Daniel Kramer & Glinka QuartetImagine ... CD
Boheme (Russia), 1999. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kronos QuartetCaravan ... CD
Nonesuch, 2000. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Peter Kuhn QuartetKill ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1982. Used ... $12.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Kill ... LP 18.99

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Peter Kuhn QuartetKill ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1982. Near Mint- ... $18.99
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
Also available Kill ... CD 12.99

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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 ... $19.99
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- ... $11.99
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 ... $19.99
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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Lloyd Miller/Press Keys QuartetOriental Jazz ... LP
East West/Now Again, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
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 QuartetBest Of The Modern Jazz Quartet ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/1966. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Titles include "Fontessa", "Golden Striker", "Bag's Groove", "Django", "Sketch", and "Pyramid (Blues For Junior)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetBlues At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
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
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has some aging. Label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetBlues On Bach ... CD
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Regret", "Precious Joy", "Blues In H", "Blues In C Minor", "Rise Up In The Morning", and "Blues In B Flat". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetComedy ... CD
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... $4.99
A great early 60s set from Modern Jazz Quartet! This one marked the then growing sophistication in the sound of the Modern Jazz Quartet – a concept album based on themes and characters from the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte. The music is served up in gentle sound poems that have a haunting, timeless sort of feel – very spare and melancholy – with lots of tragic overtones, and hardly the comedic sound you'd expect from the title! Diahann Carroll sings on the track "La Cantatrice" – and other numbers include "Spanish Steps", "Columbine", "Piazza Navona", and "Harlequin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetCompact Jazz – The Modern Jazz Quartet Plus ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
Featuring John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetIn A Crowd ... CD
Knit Classics, 1963. Used ... $11.99
A live recording from the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival. Tracks include "Pyramid", "In A Crowd", "Bags' Groove", "I Should Care", and "Sheriff". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetIn Concert ... CD
Jazz Life (Holland), 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A previously-unreleased live set from the glory days of the Modern Jazz Quartet – a double-length concert recorded in Slovenia in 1960! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the seams and some surface wear.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetLegendary Profile ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A cool 70s album from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and one that has John Lewis playing a bit of electric piano, in addition to his usual acoustic keys! At some level, it almost feels like the group's working off the lessons learned during their Apple Records years – and are also picking up some elements of Milt Jackson's work on other projects in the late 60s – as the record has a soulful groove you might not normally expect from the MJQ, and less of the more academic tones that had marked some of their earlier 60s recordings for Atlantic. Tunes are really nicely focused, but still have that strong sense of space and sound that's the Lewis' hallmark – and Jackson's nicely-pointed vibes sound really great next to Lewis' keys, whether acoustic or electric. Titles include "The Legendary Profile", "Valeria", "Misty Roses", "The Martyr", and "What Now My Love". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetLive At The Lighthouse ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetLonging For The Continent (Japanese pressing) ... CD
LRC/Denon (Japan), 1958. Used ... $6.99
A very cool lost slice of work by the Modern Jazz Quartet – a concert recorded in Paris in 1958, and one that features a guest appearance by the Jazz Group De Paris on a few tracks! The core MJQ work here is especially great – served up with a sound that's a bit looser, and almost with more of an edge than some of their studio sides from the time – especially on Milt Jackson's vibes, which ring out with a boldness that we really love. The Jazz Group De Paris, led by Andre Hodier, make an appearance on the tracks "Ambiquite" and "Sketch 3" – adding in extra horn parts that have a sharp-edged and modern sound that's really great. Other straight quartet numbers include "Midsommer", "Django", "Animal Dance", "England's Carol", and "Bag's Groove".. CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good- ... $6.99
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
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of pen on back.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet Plays Porgy & Bess ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1964. Used ... $12.99
An extremely haunting version of the score to Porgy & Bess – recorded by the Modern Jazz Quartet at the height of their powers, in a gently soulful version that really takes off from the original. The group have a very free approach here – one that uses Gershwin's originals as a set of loose guidelines to work from – shading in the spaces with their own tones and colors on vibes, piano, bass, and drums. The album features some great modern takes on "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So" – and other tracks include "O Bess, Where's My Bess", "I Love You Porgy", "My Man's Gone Now", and "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin Soon For New York". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetOne Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... $7.99
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 QuartetOne Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetPlastic Dreams ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the groovier albums the Modern Jazz Quartet ever recorded – as you might expect, given the cover and title! In addition to the group's usual cool sound from Milt Jackson's vibes, the set also features John Lewis playing a bit of harpsichord in addition to his usual piano – and the group's also augmented on a few tracks with some great horns from Snookie Young and Joe Newman on trumpets, Garnett Brown on trombone, Jim Buffington on French horn, and Don Butterfield on tuba – a change that really gives the record a nicely different flavor from other MJQ albums. John Lewis composed all of the tracks – and titles include "Walkin Stomp", "Dancing", "Plastic Dreams", "Variations On A Christmas Theme", "Travlin", "Piazza Novona", and "England's Carol". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetPyramid ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used ... $2.99
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Pyramid ... LP 12.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetPyramid ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $12.99
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing with AT etch.)
Also available Pyramid ... CD 2.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetSheriff ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1963. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A moody early 60s set by the great MJQ for Atlantic – for the first time on CD! Overall the group rolls and swings in a bit rougher mode than they do on their brighter efforts, but they still hit the sweet spot and swing when the mood fits! The record works best when Milt Jackson's vibes are let loose, as on the playful reading of "Mean To Me", and John Lewis's piano sets the mood as in "Carnival" (the Luiz Bonfa tune). Other tracks include Lewis's "The Sheriff", "In A Crowd", "Donnie's Theme" and "Natural Affection", plus "Bachianas Brasileiras". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetThird Stream Music ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1957. Used ... $8.99
A seminal album that defined the fresh sound of a whole new generation in jazz – that "third stream" movement that was different from the cool jazz of the west coast, and the fire of New York! The style here follows that same mix of jazz and higher-concept elements you'd hear on other Modern Jazz Quartet albums for Atlantic – but the music is expanded here with some great help from outside parties too. The Jimmy Giuffre trio join the quartet on most of side one – adding in Jimmy's snakey clarinet and Jim Hall's fluid guitar lines for a really fresh take on the MJQ groove. The remainder of the album brings in the Beaux Arts String Quartet – who shade in the mix of vibes and piano with these dark strains that are really beautiful – and bring even more drama than usual to the music. Titles include "Da Capo", "Fine", "Exposure", "Sketch", and "Conversation". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetThree Windows ... CD
Atlantic, 1987. Used ... $3.99
A set that shows that none of the group's imagination or talent had dimmed over the years – and the core quartet of John Lewis on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums are joined by The New York Chamber Symphony, who are a small string-based group who slide in and out of the jazz-based grooves with an inventive range of colors and sounds! The album's hardly a "jazz with strings" sort of date – and instead, the strings are nicely integrated with a fluidly creative approach – in the mode of some of the more experimental string quartets that were showing up at the time. Titles include "Kansas City Breaks", "Three Windows", "Encounter In Cagnes", and the "Day In Dubrovnik" suite. CD
(Atlantic pressing with a small cutout notch through the case spine.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetUnder The Jasmine Tree ... LP
Apple, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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 & Laurindo AlmeidaCollaboration (Label M pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Label M, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Quartet & The All-Star Jazz BandJazz Dialogue ... CD
Wounded Bird/Atlantic, 1966. Used ... $11.99
Larger group meditations by the Modern Jazz Quartet – working here in an expanded lineup that includes work from Phil Woods, Charlie Mariano, Seldon Powell, Richie Kamuca, Clark Terry, and Jimmy Cleveland! The album takes a core MJQ groove, and only seems to lay out out over the larger arrangements as backing – almost as if the set were recorded in two parts, and stitched together – but in a way that works with a brilliant sense of counterpart, one that brings a lot more soul and color to the group's work than usual. Titles include versions of the John Lewis numbers "One Never Knows", "Animal Dance", "The Golden Striker", "Django", and "Home" – plus Milt Jackson's "Ralph's New Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet With Jimmy GiuffreModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Jimmy Giuffre ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good- ... $4.99
A great addition to the Modern Jazz Quartet – as the clarinet of Jimmy Giuffre brings a sharp modern edge to the record! The album's similar to the other MJQ Music Inn date with Sonny Rollins – and shows how the addition of a reed player can really unlock new colors, tones, and possibilities in the sounds of the group. And in this case, given the Giuffre's at the height of his early powers – coming off some sublime trio dates for Atlantic – the pairing of players is completely sublime! Titles include "A Fugue At Music Inn", "Serenade", and "Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing with AT etch. Cover has a worn top seam.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Milt Jackson QuintetMJQ (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1952/1954. Used ... $11.99
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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Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $2.99
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
(Promo sticker over barcode, promo stamp on disc.)

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Kenji Mori QuartetFire Bird ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... About November 20, 2020 (delayed)
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 ... $24.99
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- ... $9.99
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 Quartet + 1Fast Life ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1991. Used ... $6.99
David Murray on tenor saxophone with John Hicks on piano, Ray Drummond on bass & Idris Muhammad on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ted Nash Double QuartetRhyme & Reason ... CD
Arabesque Jazz, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Ted Nash on tenor sax, clarinet & alto flute, Tomas Ulrich on cello, Ben Allison on double bass, Tim Horner on drums, Frank Kimbrough on piano, Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Erik Charlston on vibraphone & percussion, Ron Lawrence on viola & Joyce Hammann on violin. CD
(Out of print.)

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Nashville Sound String QuartetNashville Sound String Quartet – Featuring Roddy Bristol ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $4.99
A nice set of Nashville country instrumentals – produced by Chet Atkins, and arranged by Bill McElhiney! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Carl M Neumann/Christian Reim QuartetLive At Molde International Jazz Festival 1976 ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), New Copy ... About November 15, 2020 (delayed)
Beautiful live work from alto saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann – a Norwegian player with a richly expressive tone and a very fresh groove! Neumann's a player we don't really know much at all – but he shines wonderfully on this date – stretching out in long, creative lines that are totally great – often slightly poetic and filled with feeling, in rhythms that are quite unusual for the time. The group's a quartet, with Christian Reim on piano, Bjorn Kjellemyr on bass, and Ole Jacob Hansen on drums – and although all players are clearly acquainted with some of the newer ideas in jazz at the time, they also nicely keep things inside on most tracks – with a subtle swing that really suits Neumann's tone. Titles include "Hippie", "Farvel", "I Mean You", "Den Fandenivoldske", and "Diplomatologi". LP, Vinyl record album

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New York Jazz QuartetBlues For Sarka ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
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
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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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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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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Tbone Paxton & The RJ Spangler QuartetBack In Your Own Backyard ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2020. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Gypsy", "Careless Love", "Petite Fleur", "C'est Si Bon", "Back In Your Own Backyard", and "Room With A View". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen QuartetDancing On The Tables ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1979. Used ... $11.99
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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Placebo/Sadi Quartet/Rene ThomasLive In Bruxelles – Jazz In Belgium – Three Days In April (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $26.99
Rare work from the legendary funky group Placebo – recorded live here in a set that also features contributions from two other great Belgian acts too! Placebo dominate the first half of the record – and turn in a hard-driving performance that's heavy on Fender Rhodes from the legendary Marc Moulin – who has this way of playing that makes his keyboard lines all nice and chunky, and a perfect fit for the funky drums and tight horns on the tunes! The group's a septet, with two trumpets, two saxes, bass, and drums – all kicking out a great groove for the Rhodes, on tunes that include "Showbiz Suite", "Only Nineteen", and "Planes". Next up is strongly soulful work from vibist Fats Sadi – a player you might know from his 60s work on MPS and in the Clarke Boland Big Band – sounding great here in a quartet mode, with piano, bass and drums – ringing out out strongly on tunes that include "Burgos", "Gigi's Pad", and "Gospel Time". Last up is guitarist Rene Thomas – a player whose best-known work is from the 50s Parisian scene. Rene still sounds great here – and actually plays with a harder tone and more freewheeling vibe – in a trio with bass and drums, on the titles "Blue Tempo", "My Wife Maria", and "Chega Da Saudade". CD

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Archie Shepp & Mihaly Dresch QuartetHungarian Bebop ... CD
Budapest Music Center (Hungary), 2002. Used ... $7.99
Archie Shepp meets the Mihaly Dresch quartet. Tracks are mostly originals by Dresch, though the album also includes a version of Shepp's "Steam". CD

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Sonny Clark Memorial QuartetVoodoo ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... $59.99
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
(Cover has a PSI sticker.)

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Soul Quality QuartetDip ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2004. Used ... $11.99
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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Soul Quality QuartetDip ... CD
Irma/Suonaphone (Japan), 2004. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Statesmen QuartetShowers Of Blessing ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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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 ... $1.99
... CD

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Ray Suhy - Lewis Porter QuartetTranscendent ... CD
Sunnyside, 2020. Used ... $9.99
Ray Suhy on guitar, Lewis Porter on piano & fender rhodes, Brad Jones on bass & Rudy Royston on drums. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Isao Suzuki Quartet + 2Orang-utan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. Used ... $24.99
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.)
 
 
 



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