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George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetDecisions ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of those key records that has George Adams and Don Pullen reinventing expectations of jazz for the 80s – both musicians with plenty of ear for the outside, but also coming back home with a well-rounded, deeply-rooted approach that's crucial in taking the American jazz legacy another step forward! Like some of their similar contemporaries, who could also be avant at times, and straight at others – Adams and Pullen have no concern with setting themselves in one camp or another – and not only flesh out the spirit of the record with both of those aspects of their playing, but also have some surprisingly bluesy undercurrents at times. The group features George Adams on tenor, Don Pullen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – and titles include "Decisions", "Triple Over Time", "I Could Really For You", "Message Urgent", and "Trees & Grass & Things". CD

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George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetEarth Beams ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
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

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George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLife Line ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A strong outing from this key post-Mingus collaboration – and a record that really shows both Don Pullen and George Adams really coming into their own! Pullen's piano can have plenty of edges, as can Adams' tenor – but there's also some warmer, lyrical moments that really round things out – kind of a balance between righteous energy and deeper quietude that the musicians might have learned during their time with Charles Mingus – taken to a logical small group extension here. Adams also plays a bit of flute, which is especially nice – and the group also includes Cameron Brown on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums. Titles include "The Great Escape Or Run John Henry Run", "Seriously Speaking", "Soft Seas", and "Protection". CD

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Ano Nobo QuartetStrings Of Sao Domingos ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Beautiful sounds from Cabo Verde – served up by a group named after a famous composer on the island, and featuring three of his children working under the leadership of older guitarist/singer Pascoal, who'd studied with Ano Nobo before he passed away! The style of the music is wonderful – a woven tapestry of acoustic guitar lines with vocals, in a mode that has echoes of older Cuban music, but a style that's very much its own – recorded beautifully by the Ostinato label, an imprint we've really come to trust for faithful presentation of material like this. The package features very detailed notes on both Pascoal and the history of the music – and titles include "Mulatinha Vai", "Tio Bernar", "Lolinha", "Sociedad Di Mocindadi", "Badia Di Fora", and "Elefantes". CD

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Teodross Avery QuartetIn Other Words ... CD
GRP, 1994. Used ... $4.99
Teodross Avery on tenor and soprano saxophone, Roy Hargrove on flugelhorn and trumpet, Charles Craig on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Mark Simmons on drums. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)
Also available In Other Words ... CD 13.99

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Teodross Avery QuartetIn Other Words ... CD
GRP/MCA (Japan), 1994. Used ... $13.99
Teodross Avery on tenor and soprano saxophone, Roy Hargrove on flugelhorn and trumpet, Charles Craig on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Mark Simmons on drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Small sample sticker on traycard artwork.)
Also available In Other Words ... CD 4.99

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B Sharp Jazz QuartetSearching For The One ... CD
Mama Foundation (Canada), 1996. Used ... $1.99
Randall Willis on tenor and soprano saxophone, Rodney Lee on organ and piano, Osama Afifi on bass, and Herb Graham Jr. on drums. CD
(Promo sticker over barcode.)

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Ernst Bier/Mack Goldsbury QuartetPersuasive Freedom ... CD
Jazzwerkstatt (Germany), 2019. Used ... $11.99
Mack Goldsbury on saxophones and piccolo, Rolf Zielke on piano, Erik Unsworth on bass, Ernst Bier on drums, and Kevin Burrell on percussion. CD

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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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Blue Reality Quartet (McPhee/Marcus/Rosen/Smith)Ella's Island ... CD
Mahakala, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The second meeting of this great combo in the studio – an open, thoughtful performance from a group that features Warren Smith on vibes, Joe McPhee on tenor, Jay Rosen on drums, and Michael Marcus on a variety of reeds! The set often seems perfectly balanced between the personalities of the members of the quartet – but somehow, Smith's vibes really seem to have this sense of place and importance on the record – tonally subtle when things are quiet, and surprisingly powerful when the reeds take off! Titles include "Buttercup", "This Here Ain't Nothin But The Blues", "Wis Vibrations", "Ella's Island", "Never Ending Worlds", "Mindfields In Opulence", and "Ethereal Spirits Divine". CD

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Dave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1957. Used ... $6.99
Dave Digs Disney – and hence, so do we! The album's one of the first to ever pay tribute to the great compositions heard in Disney films – and it features the magical sound of the Brubeck Quartet, turned upon a host of familiar numbers, and transforming them into longer vehicles for jazz improvisation. Given Dave's great sense of play with rhythm and timings, the tunes really get changed up in these versions – in a way that takes best advantage of the modal rhythms and jazz waltz styles that many of them share. Paul Desmond's alto work is as impeccably-handled as ever, and Joe Morello's sprightly drums seem perfectly at home with the tunes – as does Dave's warmly lyrical work on piano. Titles include "Alice In Wonderland", "Give A Little Whistle", "One Song", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and "Very Good Advice". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Brubeck QuartetOn The Radio – Live 1956 to 1957 ... CD
Acrobat, 1956/1957. Used ... $4.99
Dave Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Norman Bates on bass, and Joe Dodge and Joe Morello on drums. CD
(Sticker over slipcover barcode.)

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Sonny Clark & Buddy De Franco QuartetComplete Sessions ... CD
Definitive/Verve (Spain), 1954. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99 34.99
Great lost work by Buddy DeFranco – rare Verve sides recorded with Sonny Clark that show a whole new side of the clarinetist! Forget what you might think about his playing – because these tracks have a tight swinging boppish groove, and Clark's piano work makes the whole thing move nicely, without some of the hoke of other DeFranco sessions. The package features 27 titles in all – with some great originals by Clark – and titles include "Cable Car", "Monogram", "Mine", "Titoro", "Sonny's Idea", "Jack The Fieldstalker", and "Minor Incident". Great stuff! CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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Clasen Kohler QuartetAutumn Leaves ... LP
Clasen Kohler (Germany), Mid 80s. Very Good+ ... $9.99 19.99
An obscure German album, with a very groovy sound – co-led by Gesche Clasen on flute and Jens Kohler on guitar – plus Harry Kretzchmar on bass and George V Kugelen on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Anthony Davis/Jim Newton QuartetHidden Voices ... CD
India Navigation, 1979. Used ... $34.99
With Anthony Davis on piano, James Newton on flute, Rick Rozie on bass, George Lewis on trombone, and Pheeroan AkLaff on drums. CD
(Out of print, sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Elton Dean Quartet/EDQThey All Be On This Old Road (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Maybe the most striking work we've heard from all the players in the group – and that's really saying a lot, given how many stunning records they gave us back in the 70s! The music here is wonderfully free and improvised, but also has a way of focusing on a specific element too – sometimes the piano pulsations of Keith Tippett, sometimes the very organic bass work of Chris Laurence, or the soulful alto sax work of Elton Dean, or intuitive percussion of Louis Moholo! The qualities are a bit hard to describe in words, but there's a vibe to the set that really shows why key players of the British 70s scene were often so different than their European counterparts – this mix of humanism and instrumental progressivism, sometimes a bit warmer than at other points – but balanced with freer flights of creativity. Titles include "Naima", "Dede Bup Bup", "Overdoing It", "Not Too Much", and "Nancy". CD features in four unissued bonus tracks, the most striking of the bunch – "Edeeupub", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Attic", and "Echoes". CD

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Paolo Di Sabatino QuartetIntroducing ... CD
Hallway, 1997. Used ... $6.99
Paolo Di Sabatino on piano, Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet and flugelhorn, Pietro Ciancaglini on bass, and Massimo Manzi on drums. CD

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Yelena Eckemoff QuartetIn The Shadow Of A Cloud ... CD
L & H Production, 2017. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Yelena Eckemoff on piano, Chris Potter on tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet, Adam Rogers on electric guitar, Drew Gress on double bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Joe Farrell & Louis Hayes QuartetVim & Vigor ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
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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Golden Echo QuartetStudy War No Mo'/Noah & The Ark ... 78 RPM
DeLuxe, 1945. Very Good ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label on Side A has a circle in grease pen.)

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Vitor Goncalves QuartetVitor Goncalves Quartet ... CD
Sunnyside, 2012. Used ... $5.99
Vitor Goncalves on piano, Todd Neufeld on guitar, Thomas Morgan on bass, and Dan Weiss on drums. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Chris Greene QuartetGroup Effort ... CD
Single Malt, 2012. Used ... $6.99 9.99
A cooking group effort from the Chris Greene Quartet – a great Chicago combo we've watched grow tremendously with each previous release – stepping out here in their first-ever live recording! Greene's got a soulfully sophisticated approach to his saxes that really belies his Windy City roots – with this great way of stretching out on the solos, yet still keeping things real – a bit like Eddie Harris at his best, with the depth of Eric Alexander on tenor,but with some deeper sounds too – which come through especially strong on the album's extended tracks. The rest of the group features electric piano, bass, and drums – and titles include the originals "Shore Up", "Future Emperor Of Evanston", "State", and "Three & Six" – plus a nice cover of "Blue Bossa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris Greene QuartetMusic Appreciation ... CD
Single Malt, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99 12.99
A double-length set from Chicago tenorist Chris Greene – but a package that may well not be enough to hold all the new ideas in his music! We've really watched Chris grow strongly over the past few years – and with this wonderfully well-crafted, rich-voiced album, he steps forward to a level that rivals some of the much bigger saxophone talents recording these days for labels like High Note or Criss Cross! Greene's always had a deep tone in his horns – one that draws from a Chicago tradition, but inflects it with some of the more contemporary modes of later players on the scene – like Eric Alexander, who Chris might be approaching with this set. The range of rhythms and song styles is great – never gimmicky, but expanding past standard expectations – so that Greene's group is playing Coltrane and Wayne Shorter one minute, then Martin Denny the next, then Ed Motta, then a huge batch of their own great compositions as well. Instrumentation is simple – Chris on saxes, plus piano or keyboards, bass, and drums – but there's some wide voices here that really make the album compelling – and the longer length very necessary to contain it all. Titles include "Firecracker", "Deluge", "Day of Honor", "Divers", "Solution", "Papuera", "Clean & Clear", "Institutional Samba", and "Nostalgia In Times Square". CD

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Edmond Hall Celeste QuartetCelestial Express/Profoundly Blue (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Blue Note, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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Edmond Hall Celeste QuartetEdmond Hall Blues/Jamming In Four (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Blue Note, 1941. Very Good+ ... $9.99 24.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Early 47th Street pressing.)

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✨✧ Gene Harris QuartetLike A Lover ... CD
Concord, 1992. Used ... $5.99
Gene Harris on piano, Ron Eschete on guitar, Luther Hughes on bass, and Harold Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Holland QuartetConference Of The Birds ... CD
ECM, 1973. Used ... $16.99
One of the avant garde classics in the early catalog of ECM Records – a set that has bassist Dave Holland working with two key bandmates from the Circle group – Anthony Braxton on saxes and flute, and Barry Altschul on percussion – as well as the great Sam Rivers on flute and sax, who was really taking off at the time! All tracks are originals by Holland – and Rivers' emotive, flowing approach proves the perfect balance for Braxton's intellectual approach – in a setting that really brings the most out of both players, thanks in part to elastic rhythms from Holland and Altschul. The overall approach leaves a great deal of space on this atmospheric set – but not in the usual mellower ECM way. Titles include "Four Winds", "Q & A", "Conference Of The Birds", "Interception", "Now Here (Nowhere)", and "See Saw". CD
(US pressing.)

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Kronos QuartetKronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass ... CD
Nonesuch, 1995. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Tony Lavorgna & The St Thomas Jazz QuartetChameleon ... LP
Antelope Records/Jazz Room (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 26.99
An obscure one – but with some great funky jazz moments! The album features the work of The St. Thomas Jazz Quartet – a group that might conjure up images of the Carribean, but who were really just a great soul jazz combo from Cleveland. David Thomas plays some excellent Hammond B-3 in the group – and the best cuts feature him comping and vamping away in long solos, while also adding great fills to the work by the band's trumpter, Mike Parkinson, and guest sax player Tony LaVorgna. The real highlights are remakes of two classic 70s funk numbers – Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" and War's "The World Is a Ghetto" – both done in killer 10 minute versions that groove and jam on forever! Wild cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionmilk QuartetOTS ... LP
Preference, 2022. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 33.99
OTS stands for On The Spot – a regular event put together by this cool LA quartet – a group who really follow through with the spontaneous spirit of the music on this double-length set! The tracks have this wonderfully exploratory style – not free jazz, but equally improvised – as the group lay out this mellow flow that comes from the keyboards of Diego Gaeta and Mokichi Kawaguchi – who play Fender Rhodes, Juno, Casio, Kurzweil, and other keyboards – next to the bass of Caleb Buchanan and drums of Will Logan. Some tunes are short, some are long, and the music really does a great job of finding itself as the album rolls on – beautifully warm moments of collaboration, on titles that include "Gotta Start Somewhere", "Caleb's Vocoder Solo", "Take A Breath", "Moki's Dark Side", "Penelope", and five titles of "Quartet Vibration". LP, Vinyl record album

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Los Hispanos QuartetSiempre Pensando En Ti (Always Thinking Of You) ... LP
Musicor, 1965. Near Mint- ... $6.99 9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover is stained at the bottom corners.)

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Los Hispanos Quartet/Tito Rodriguez OrchestraTe Amo ... LP
Musicor, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99 11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Artol.)

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Mike Mainieri QuartetInsight ... CD
Solid State/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime vibes from a young Mike Mainieri – still working here mostly in a jazz mode, but also stretching out towards some of his experiments to come in the 70s! There's a dark sort of sound to the record – definitely an echo of the MJQ generation, but taken further too – and swing with a bit more of a relaxed style that shows Mike's youthful approach! The vibes have these amazing tones at times – really rich, chromatic elements that almost feel like a Fender Rhodes – and the group also sports great guitar from Joe Beck – plus bass from Lyn Christie, and drums from Don McDonald. Titles include "Rain Child", "Instant Garlic", "Minnesota Thins", and "La Plus Que Lente". CD

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Chad Makela QuartetFlicker ... CD
Cellar Live, 2005. Used ... $6.99
Chad Makela on baritone saxophone, Brad Turner on trumpet, Paul Rushka on bass, and Jesse Cahill on drums. CD

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Guido Manusardi & Red Mitchell/Quido Manusardi QuartetSymbiosis ... LP
Atlantic (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- 2LP ... $33.99 38.99
One of the clearest demonstrations of the genius of Italian pianist Guido Manusardi on record – a set that's got lots of long tracks that really let him stretch out in beautiful ways! One LP features Manusardi in duets with bassist Red Mitchell – whose warm tones really bring out the best sound in Guido's piano work – and the other LP features a killer quartet performance, also with long tracks – in a gorup that features wonderful soprano sax from Peter Guidi, plus bass from Lucio Terzano and drums from Gianni Cazzola. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small sticker on the back – vinyl is great!)

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Tania Maria And The Viva Brazil QuartetLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Concord, 2002. New Copy ... $3.99 17.99
A stunning live set from Tania Maria – recorded with her Viva Brazil combo in a mode that's very similar to her classic recordings from 70s France! The sound here is great – Tania on keyboards and vocals, with backing only from bass, drums, and percussion – a spare framework that allows Tania to groove in a free and breezy way over the album's long tracks. The result is an instant classic – one of Tania's best records in years, and a delight throughout, especially if you dig her older albums! Titles include "Granada", "Quase", "Funky Tamborim", "Florzinha", "E Carnaval", and "Valen". CD

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Laura Martier & the John Toomey QuartetIntersection ... CD
VSOJAZ, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Ron McClure QuartetTonite Only ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2007. Used ... $14.99
Ron McClure on bass, George Colligan on piano, and Rich Perry on tenor saxophone. CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner and a small promotional sticker.)

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Milan Jazz QuartetTravellin ... LP
Dire (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99 29.99
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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Roscoe Mitchell QuartetFlow Of Things ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1987. Used ... $7.99
The title's an apt one, as Roscoe Mitchell's working here in a rich flowing style – stepping off of a series of performances dedicated to the music of John Coltrane, but taking Coltrane's inspiration into an area of sound and space that's distinctly Mitchell-like! The title composition – "The Flow Of Things" – is presented in three variations, each slightly different, but all elliptically shaped, with an interweaving play of improvisation that's wonderful. The set's completed by the sparer "Cards For Quartet" – and the recording features Mitchell on alto and soprano sax, in a quartet with Jodie Christian on piano, Malachi Favors on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetFirst Recordings ... LP
Prestige, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Includes recordings from the early to mid 50s, with titles including "Vendome", "All The Things You Are", "La Ronde", "Autumn In New York", "Django", "One Bass Hit", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue circle logo label stereo pressing in a purple cover. Cover has a cutout hole, worn corners at the bottom, some aging along the opening, and a name in pen in back.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetBlues On Bach ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good- ... $1.99
Titles include "Regret", "Precious Joy", "Blues In H", "Blues In C Minor", "Rise Up In The Morning", and "Blues In B Flat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and lightly bent panels.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetDedicated To Connie ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
A previously unreleased live set from the heyday of the Modern Jazz Quartet! CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert Vol 1 ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Volume 1 of a double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. Titles include "Django", "Bluesology", "La Ronde", "Festival Sketch", "Vendome", "Odds Against Tomorrow", "I Should Care", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $11.99 19.99
Volume 2 of a double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. Titles include "Pyramid", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "The Cylinder", "Round Midnight", "Bag's Groove", and "Skating In Central Park". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with obi – P 7523A. Cover has light aging near the opening edge, but is very nice overall.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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 some light 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 QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. Used ... $16.99
One of the first Modern Jazz Quartet albums on Atlantic – a 1957 set that finds the crew in one of their freshest periods – laying down their soon-to-be trademark style in a fashion that warrants the self-titled tag! The set kicks off with a stellar medley of standards, all given the tight MJQ touch! The crew strolls through "They Say It's Wonderful", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Body And Soul" and more in that 10 minute stretch. Other album highlights include the drum-heavy "La Ronde", a sweet reading of "Night In Tunisia", "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove" and "Yesterdays". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet Plays For Lovers ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s/1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Yipes! The MJQ must have freaked out when they saw the title to this one – especially since the record doesn't feature them playing especially for lovers, it's just a collection of their excellent early work for Prestige. The album features some of the group's great work with Kenny Clarke on drums – and titles include "All The Things You Are", "All Of You", "But Not For Me", "Rose Of The Rio Grande", and "I'll Remember April". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetOne Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 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
(Out of print, 2013 Japanese pressing.)

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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 ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and is bent a bit at the spine.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetThird Stream Music ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet & The All-Star Jazz BandJazz Dialogue ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Cover has light wear. The back cover has a faint stain on the corner.)

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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
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Gerry Mulligan QuartetGerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 5) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/EMI (Japan), 1953. Used ... $14.99
A seminal session from Gerry Mulligan – one of his 50s quartet recordings with Chet Baker, in a group that also includes Carson Smith on bass and Larry Bunker on drums. The pianoless quartet grooves nicely in a twin-horn frontline – gliding effortlessly through tunes that include "I May Be Wrong", "Jeru", "Swinghouse", "Darn That Dream", and "Love Me Or Leave Me". Japanese version features lots of bonus tracks – 20 titles in all! CD
(2001 Japanese pressing.)

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New York Jazz QuartetBlues For Sarka ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1978. Used ... $14.99 19.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Rova Sax QuartetAs Was ... LP
Metalanguage, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99 29.99
An early 80s effort from this far reaching saxophone quartet. 5 pieces, each with a different structural emphasis and conceptual bent, all showcasing the incredible technique and refined interplay of these four great reedsmen. From the energy music disguised as modern standard of "Escape From Zero Village" to "Paint Another Take Of The Shootpop" which attempts to reconcile the similarities between Messiaen and Otis Redding, this LP offers 5 heady takes on contemporary improvised music. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Emma Salokoski & Ilmiliekki QuartetJoulu Joulu Jul ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2022. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An unusual Christmas album from the Finnish scene – one with lyrics that you'll probably not be able to understand, but a spirit to the music that's right up there with the best of the season! Vocalist Emma Salokoski wrote many of the tracks here herself – and works with backing from a small jazz quartet that features trumpet, piano, bass, and drums – all used in a style that's often more than just jazz, as the musicians seem to feel free to color in the moods of the songs in all the right ways. There's a wonderfully Christmassy vibe to the whole thing, even if you can't understand the lyrics – and titles include "Pieni Rumpalipoika", "Jouluyo Juhlayo", "Jouluaamu", "Lahjattoman Joulu", and "Natten Fore Aftonen". CD

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✨✧ Heinz Sauer QuartetMetal Blossoms ... CD
L+R Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
... CD

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Tony Scott QuartetTony Scott In Hi-Fi ... LP
Brunswick, 1953. Very Good ... $9.99 11.99
An early gem from reedman Tony Scott – recorded at a time when he was using clarinet almost exclusively, and recorded with a very unusual group that includes Dick Katz on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums! The tunes are lightly swinging, in a nice blend of swing informed by bop – almost in the manner of some of Buddy DeFranco's work from the same period, but with a slightly different twist. Scott's incredible on his instrument, really running a wide range of sounds that have some slight modern overtones, but which glide along in a mellow easy mode. Titles include "Goodbye", "Katz' Meow", "Away We Go", "After After Hours", "Yesterdays", and "Swootie Patootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker, but is really great overall.)

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Charlie Shavers & Ray Bryant QuartetComplete Recordings Vol 1 (Charlie Digs Paree/Charlie Digs Dixie/At Le Crazy Horse Saloon) ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1958/1959/1964. Used ... $14.99
Pure and simple genius from trumpeter Charlie Shavers – a player with a sweet tone and a fluid groove – stepping out here with great accompaniment from pianist Ray Bryant! The CD brings together work from the albums Charlie Digs Paree and Charlie Digs Dixie – both originally recorded for MGM Records in the late 50s, and done in a clean, uncluttered style that really brought a strong focus to Shaver's solos, but also gave some excellent rhythmic support from Bryant – working here at the height of his early powers, in a mode that's clearly relaxed enough to get with the spirit of each different session. Shavers plays in a mostly-muted style on the first set, and with a more open horn on the second – and titles include "Domino", "Petite Fleur", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Pigalle", "Jazz Me Blues", "Comme Ci Comme Ca", "Muskrat Rumble", "Daddy's Got The Gleeks", and "At The Jazz Band Ball". Added to the CD are 4 tracks from the Le Crazy Horse album – featuring Shavers on trumpet and vocal with an unknown French group – on titles that include "Man With A Horn", "One O'Clock Jump", and "Back Home Again In Indiana". CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ Wayne Shorter QuartetBeyond The Sound Barrier – Live Performances 2002 to 2004 ... CD
Verve, 2002/2003/2004. Used ... $4.99
A follow-up to Shorter's successful Footprints Live album – done in the same sort of angular and introspective mode, and also with a group that includes Danilo Perez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blad on drums. The overall style's not as much in the joyous, soulful Shorter mode that we love so much from the earlier years – but the record is a good follow-up to Footprints, and will please if you dig that set. Titles include "Smilin Through", "Joy Ryder", "Tinker Bell", "Over Shadow Hill Way", "Adventures Aboard The Golden Mean", and "Beyond The Sound Barrier". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nicolas Simion QuartetBack To The Roots ... CD
Tutu (Germany), 1997. Used ... $8.99
Nicolas Simion on tenor saxophone, Glen Fisher on bass, and Peter Perfido on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Nicolas Simion QuartetTransylvanian Dance ... CD
Tutu (Germany), 1995. Used ... $9.99
Nicolas Simion on tenor and soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, kalimba and caval, Tomasz Stanko on trumpet, Ed Schuller on bass, and Victor Jones on drums, percussion and vocals. CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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✨✧ Josh Sinton's Predicate QuartetFour Freedoms ... CD
Fip, 2022. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Josh Sinton on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, Christopher Hoffman on cello, and Tom Rainey on drums, Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet. CD

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✨✧ Sonny Clark Memorial QuartetVoodoo ... CD
Black Saint/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A seminal album from the 80s New York scene – not only because it brought some long-overdue attention to Sonny Clark (whose records were mostly out of print at the time), but also because it reminded the world that John Zorn could blow hardbop! The album features a set of classic Clark originals from the glory days of his Blue Note years – recast here by Zorn on alto sax, and a quartet that also features Wayne Horvitz on keyboards, Ray Drummond on bass, and Bobby Previte on drums. The energy's different than an older Sonny Clark record, but the sound is still plenty darn great – and titles include "Sonia", "Voodoo", "Sonny's Crib", "Nicely", "Minor Meeting", and "Cool Struttin". CD

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Southern Excursion QuartetTrading Post ... CD
Artists Recording Collective, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Don Aliquo on saxophone, Michael Jefry Stevens on piano, Jonathan Wires on bass, and Tom Giampietro on drums. CD
(Cover has light wear. In a slim sleeve.)

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Swingle Singers with Modern Jazz QuartetPlace Vendome ... CD
Philips/Universal (France), 1966. Used ... $9.99
An excellent set that has the vocal talents of the Swingle Singers backed by the sweet and mellow instrumentation of the Modern Jazz Quartet! Given that John Lewis & Co were essentially local residents in Paris for so many years, it's amazing it took them until 1966 to hook up with Ward Swingle's hip vocal group – but the album's more than worth the wait, as the MJQ really help open things up, and take the Swingles into more complicated territory than before. Milt Jackson's vibes are especially great alongside the groovy vocals – and titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Vendome", "When I Am Laid In Earth", "Air For G String", and "Three Windows". CD
(Mark through digipack barcode.)

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Swingle Singers with the Modern Jazz QuartetEncounter – The Swingle Singers With The Modern Jazz Quartet (aka Place Vendome) ... LP
Philips, 1966. Very Good+ ... $5.99
An excellent set that has the vocal talents of the Swingle Singers backed by the sweet and mellow instrumentation of the Modern Jazz Quartet! Given that John Lewis & Co were essentially local residents in Paris for so many years, it's amazing it took them until 1966 to hook up with Ward Swingle's hip vocal group – but the album's more than worth the wait, as the MJQ really help open things up, and take the Swingles into more complicated territory than before. Milt Jackson's vibes are especially great alongside the groovy vocals – and titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Vendome", "When I Am Laid In Earth", "Air For G String", and "Three Windows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a tiny split on top, light surface wear, faint stain on top.)

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James Taylor QuartetMoney Spyder ... CD
Acid Jazz/Hollywood, 1988. Used ... $5.99
Very early work from the James Taylor Quartet – music that's a lot more mod soul than some of the funk or clubbier styles of later work – but still served up with an equally sharp ear for a retro-styled sound! The groove here is more 60s mod than 70s funk, and James plays piano more than his usual Hammond – hitting a great British beat group instrumental style that's dripping with soul – and which supplies a perfect soundtrack for this "fake film" that has overriding crime/cop themes! This was the record that first hooked us on James Taylor way back in the 80s, and it's got an amazing groove that still sounds very fresh today. Titles include "The Money Spyder", "Car Chase", "Mr. Cool's Dream", "The Onion Club", "The Stroll", and "A Real Mean Time". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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James Taylor QuartetNew World ... CD
Real Self (UK), 2009. Used ... $8.99
Jazzy funk and an all around pretty diverse batch of tunes from the JTQ – with some mighty Rhodes funk tunes, some more groovy jazz tunes, some instro soul, and bits of bossa! James opens up the Rhodes and Hammond funk flavors we best know him for when the mood hits, but we really love the jazzier stuff, too, which he's working more with this time out – on piano, plus clavinet – with the players including Andrew McKinney on bass, Adam Betts on drums, Nick Smart on trumpet, Gareth Lockrane on flute and John Parricelli on guitar. Titles include "Blacksmith", "Rochester Raining", "Same Old Fool", "New World", "Inner Mystic Love", "Stonemason", "Blue Lady", "Hot Wire", "Milk & Honey" and more. CD

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Trio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetLadilikan ... LP
World Circuit, 2017. Sealed ... $24.99
A great meeting of talents – the famous group from Mali, and the legendary avant string quartet! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, still sealed – with hype sticker indicating 16 page booklet and download are included!)

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Turtle Island String QuartetBy The Fireside ... CD
Windham Hill, 1995. Used ... $1.99
Includes a mix of originals, loose interpretations of pieces by Vivaldi and Bach, and Lennon and Yoko's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Uptown Vocal Jazz QuartetFolls For Yule ... CD
HouseKat, 2021. Used ... $3.99 5.99
... CD

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Harry Verbeke/Carlo De Wijs QuartetMo De Bo ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $16.99
We love the tenor of Harry Verbeke – a tremendously versatile Dutch player who's never gotten the attention he deserves on our side of the Atlantic – even though he blows with a rich, soulful tone that's completely classic all the way through! Here, Harry sounds maybe even more soulful than usual, too – working in a hip combo with Hammond from Carlo De Wijs, a player we don't know at all, but whose inventive phrasing really matches the fresh ideas of Verbeke, and keeps the whole thing from sounding like a set that's trying too hard to go for a vintage vibe. Instead, everything is new and different here – a great update of the format, given some hip rhythmic changes from Hein Van De Geijn on bass and Arnoud Gerritse on drums – on titles that include "Blues For Andrea", "Mo Do Bo", "Grandfather's Waltz", "On A Misty Night", and a great version of "Make Me Rainbows". CD

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✨✧ Alexander Von Schlippenbach QuartetThree Nails Left ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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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Ernie Watts QuartetPlanet Love ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99 13.99
One of the first albums from the great Ernie Watts – very different than some of his later work, with a sharp edged, soulful vibe! Ernie blows alto and tenor, in a quartet that also features Clarence McDonald on piano, Stanley Gilbert on bass, and Robert Morin on drums – and titles include "Boo", "Planet Love", "Black Is Beautiful", and "Going Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby Wellins QuartetDon't Worry 'Bout Me ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1996. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A lovely little set from British tenorist Bobby Wellins – the kind of overlooked gem that we love to discover! Wellins is playing live here with a quartet – in a style that reminds us of some of our favorite Stan Getz albums from the later years – soulfully blown tenor firmly in the lead, working through often-familiar numbers, but somehow expanding them magically through a sense of imagination and lyrical beauty that can only be heard to be believed. We've heard Wellins before, but honestly this album is far greater than we might have expected – the kind of record that makes you say "why the heck isn't this guy one of the better known jazz players in the world – he's great!" Titles include "I'm Wishing", "I Concentrate On You", "Tracery", "Don't Worry Bout Me", "Lover Man", and "In Your Own Sweet Way". CD

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Fred Wesley QuartetTo Someone ... CD
Solar, 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny Wessel QuartetWeights & Measures ... CD
Nonotes, 2006. Used ... $8.99
Kenny Wessel on guitar, Joel Frahm on tenor saxophone, Brad Jones on acoustic bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums. CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Buster Williams QuartetLive At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1999 ... CD
TCB (Austria), 1999. Used ... $11.99
Features Steve Nelson on vibes, Mulgrew Miller on piano, and Carl Allen on drums! CD

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World Saxophone QuartetMoving Right Along ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1993. Used ... $5.99
James Spaulding on alto saxophone, Eric Person & Oliver Lake on alto & soprano saxophone, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone saxophone & contra alto clarinet & David Murray on tenor saxophone & bass clarinet. CD
(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetLive At Brooklyn Academy Of Music ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ World Saxophone QuartetLive In Zurich ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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World Saxophone QuartetPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
Nonesuch, 1986. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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 light wear and a cutout notch, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ World Saxophone QuartetWSQ ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Really groundbreaking work from the World Sax Quartet – one of the first, and best, all-horn ensembles! The strength of the album definitely hangs on the backgrounds of the players – Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, and David Murray – all already key reedmen in left field jazz, with a sense of sound and identity that makes each part of the group as strong as its whole – a great trading of musical minds, spirits, and sounds. Instrumentation includes alto, tenor, baritone, clarinet, soprano sax, and bass clarinet – and titles include "Sundance", "Pillars Latino", "Suite Music", "Sound Light", "Connections", and "Fast Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some ring and edge wear, and is lightly bent at the spien and bottom right corner.)

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Zagreb Jazz Quartet (Bosko Petrovic)Zagreb Jazz Quartet ... CD
Croatia (Croatia), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A fantastic performance from this legendary Eastern European jazz group – one of the first to really get international attention, thanks to the strength of their new ideas and compositional skills – and also thanks to the lead vibes in the group from the great Bosko Petrovic! The set's a live performance, recorded on the group's 25th anniversary – supposedly with longtime supporter John Lewis (of MJQ fame) in attendance. But even without all that history, there's plenty to love here – really tremendous work from a group who never fully got the attention they deserved – even though Petrovic continued to be a key force in moving jazz forward as sort of a "secret hero" over the decades. The rest of the group features Davor Kajfes on piano, Miljenko Prohaska on bass, and Sivije Glojnaric on drums – and the set is filled with wonderful tunes that include "Valse For Jazz Mama", "Intima", "Ornaments", "Eftertanke", and their classic "With Pain I Was Born". CD

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Olaf Zwetsloot QuartetShadows ... CD
Hipcescu, 2013. Used ... $6.99
Olaf Zwetsloot on alto saxophone, Timothy Segond Von Banchet on pinao, Thomas Winther Andersen on bass, and Clarence Becton on drums. CD

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✨✧ Anthony Davis/Jim Newton QuartetHidden Voices ... LP
India Navigation, 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Silver label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Jakob Dinesen QuartetUnconditional Love ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2022. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jakob Dinesen on tenor saxophone, Jacob Artved on guitar, Felix Moseholmon bass, and Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums. CD
(Cutout notch through the digipack spine.)

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✨✧ Gene Harris QuartetFunky Gene's ... CD
Concord, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A quartet date – with Harris on piano, Ron Eschete on guitar, Luther Hughes on bass, and Paul Humphrey on drums! CD
(Out of print. Sticker on back case.)

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✨✧ Gene Harris QuartetIt's The Real Soul ... CD
Concord, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gene Harris on piano, Ron Eschete on guitar, Luther Hughes on bass, and Paul Humphrey on drums. With special guest Frank Wess on flute and tenor sax. CD

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✨✧ John Lewis & The Modern Jazz QuartetFour Classic Albums Plus – (Modern Jazz Sextet/No Sun In Venice/Grand Encounter/At The Opera House/Concert Of Contemporary Music) ... CD
Avid, 1950s. Used 2 CDS ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice mix of work by John Lewis, including his score for No Sun In Venice, key work with the Modern Jazz Quartet/Sextet, and the one-off Modern Jazz Society album showcasing compostions by Lewis. CD

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✨✧ Lawrence Marable Quartet feat James ClayTenorman ... LP
Jazz West, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only album to ever feature drummer Lawrence Marable as the leader of a group – and a cooking little hardbop set that showed the world that LA wasn't just a source for cool jazz in the 50s! The record is quite different than anything you'd hear from Chet Baker or Shorty Rogers – much more a Blue Note or Prestige-styled session, thanks in large part to the bold work of James Clay on tenor – who's noted here in the title, but is also an undeniable force in the music, and part of a wave of Texas talent that was really helping to transform the Cali sound in the 50s. Other players include the great Sonny Clark on piano – making a strong pre-Blue Note appearance – and the equally great Jimmy Bond on bass. Titles include "Airtight", "Easy Living", "Minor Meeting", "Marbles", and "Three Fingers North". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetBlues On Bach ... CD
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Regret", "Precious Joy", "Blues In H", "Blues In C Minor", "Rise Up In The Morning", and "Blues In B Flat". CD
Also available Blues On Bach ... LP 1.99

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetFontessa ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of high-class jazz from the MJQ – one that shows John Lewis' growing compositional skills, and the band's always tight ability to work in a compressed chamber format. Features the extended "Fontessa" suite, plus the tracks "Versailles", "Angel Eyes", "Bluesology", and "Woodyn You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging, spot of pen on the back, nice overall.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetIn A Crowd ... CD
Knit Classics, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival. Tracks include "Pyramid", "In A Crowd", "Bags' Groove", "I Should Care", and "Sheriff". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Savoy) ... LP
Savoy, 1951/1952. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest material ever recorded by the Modern Jazz Quartet – early 50s sides that were originally issued as 78rpm singles, then brought together in this self-titled LP! Some of the material was first released under the name of the Milt Jackson Quartet – but featured the lineup of Jackson on vibes, John Lewis piano, Percy Heath bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Yet other tracks on the set have bassist Ray Brown in for Heath and drummer Al Jones in for Clarke – both players who make for a slightly different groove in the company of Jackson and Lewis. Tunes are short, but already show that Lewis love of chromatic tones – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Love Me Pretty Baby", "Milt Meets Sid", "Moving Nicely", "D&E", "True Blues", and "Autumn Breeze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Quartet & The All-Star Jazz BandJazz Dialogue (UK pressing) ... LP
Philips (UK), 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK pressing. Cover has light wear, aging, and a name in pen in front.)
 
 
 



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