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Fred Anderson QuartetBirdhouse ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
The first new studio recording by tenorist Fred Anderson since 1980 – and a set that shows just how much he'd grown in the intervening years! Here, Fred's newly alive with a younger Chicago group – a great quartet with Jim Baker on piano, Harrison Baker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums – all players openly fluid to move with Anderson from swinging passages to freer ones – a beautiful balance of soul and experimentation, captured in a way that maybe links Fred more closely to Von Freeman than any other record in his career – yet which still captures all the AACM vitality in his music too. Titles include "Birdhouse", "Bernice", "Like Sonny", and "Waiting For Me". CD

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✨✧ Charlie Barnet QuartetJazz Oasis ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Features the tracks "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Take Take The A Train", "Let The Good Times Roll", "In A Mellow Tone", "Jive At Five" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting on all seams.)

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Ernst Bier/Mack Goldsbury QuartetA-Live At The A-Trane ... CD
Konnex (Germany), 2003. Used ... $6.99
Ernst Bier on drums, Mack Goldsbury on saxophone and piccolo flute, Herb Robertson on trumpet, and Matthias Batzel on hammond organ. CD

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Jasper Blom QuartetStatue Of Liberty ... CD
Mainland (Holland), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Jasper Blom on tenor saxophone, Jesse Van Ruller on guitar, Frans Jan-Van Der Hoeven on bass, and Martijn Vink on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad QuartetSilver Cornet ... CD
Nessa, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The great Bobby Bradford recorded famously for the Nessa label back in the 70s – but here he's heard in the company of some younger players on a contemporary recording – one that shows that his fire hasn't dimmed at all! The group's a quartet – with Frode Gjerstad on alto and clarinet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drums – and the three tracks are all relatively long and quite free – but have this organic sense of building that really matches some of Bradford's energy from the early days – a style that's not as rhythmic or modal as before, but partly because Rosaly and Flaten are such amazingly complex musicians! Titles include "The Silver Cornet Tells", "A Story About You", and "And Me Me & You". CD

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✨✧ Wolfert Brederode QuartetPost Scriptum ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2011. Used ... $11.99
Wolfert Brederode on piaqno, Claudio Puntin on clarinet, Mats Eilertsen on double bass, and Samuel Rohrer on drums. CD

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Raymond Burke/New Orleans Jazz QuartetSelf Portrait ... LP
Land O Jazz, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Raymond Burke on tenor sax and bass clarinet, Plato Smith on trumpet, Les Muscutt on guitar and banjo, and Phil Darois on bass and tuba. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some smudges near the spine on front and back.)

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Jaki Byard QuartetLast From Lennie's ... CD
Prestige, 1965. Used ... $11.99
A treasure trove of lost material from Jaki Byard – recorded during a time when he was at the height of his powers! The 7 tunes on this set were originally cut for the 2 volume series of live recordings Byard did for Prestige in the mid 60s – and of those 7, only 1 was ever issued, and even then, never on CD. The work is quite striking – with Byard on piano, leading a quartet that features a very young Joe Farrell on tenor, soprano, and flute, with crack rhythm by the team of George Tucker on bass and Alan Dawson on drums. All the tracks were recorded during one set at Lennie's in Massachusetts in 1965, and overall, the performances have a longer, more unbridled feel than most of Byard's studio work of the time. The range of his work on piano is incredible – modern one moment, soulful another, and trad the next – and Farrell's playing is surprisingly strong for such an early point, especially on the longer tunes on the set, which really let him open up in exploratory solos. Titles include "Dolphy #1", "King David", "Twelve (alt)", "St Mark's Place Among The Sewers", and "Jaki Byard's Ballad Medley". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, disc has a promo stamp.)

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James Carter QuartetJurassic Classics ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1994. Used ... $11.99
There's nothing prehistoric about this set – as saxophonist James Carter's working here in an angular mode that's strikingly modern, despite the "classics" in the title! The tunes are all familiar ones, but they're recast by Carter with a deep tone on tenor, alto, and soprano sax – one that recalls the freshness of Sonny Rollins during his most creative period, but which also is recorded here with a bit more looseness and sense of freedom. The group are all players from Carter's Detroit scene – Craig Taborn on piano, Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Tani Tabaal on drums – and titles include "Oleo", "Out Of Nowhere", "Take The A Train", "Ask Me Now", "Sandu", and "Equinox". CD
(Out of print.)

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Big Sid Catlett QuartetSleep/Linger Awhile ... 78 RPM
Commodore, 1945. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Chicago Reed Quartet (Rempis/Vandermark)Western Automatic ... CD
Aerophonic, 2015. Used ... $9.99
A very different group than the sort of saxophone quartet you might remember from the 80s – one that's filled with fire, and really shows the evolution of the reed ensemble over the past few decades! All players here are very skilled improvisers on their own – Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams, and Nick Mazzarella – and they come together at a level that still holds onto some of the restructured approach of the sax quartet, but which also feels free to open up, too – so that some passages have this very improvised vibe, yet never in a way that has the players getting in each others' way or getting too far off course – always with this amazing sense of cohesion that shows how great all the musicians can work together. Instrumentation includes alto, tenor, soprano, sopranino, and baritone saxes – plus clarinet and bass clarinet as well. Titles include "Detroit Fields", "The Rush", "Broken Record Fugue", "Burn Unit", and "Remnant". CD

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

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Coleman Brothers/Silver Echo Quartet/Hightower Brothers/Afro QuintetteNewark Gospel Quartets ... LP
Gospel Heritage (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Rare work from the Newark scene – a strong precursor to group soul modes to come! Features work by The Coleman Brothers, Silver Echo Quartet, Hightower Brothers, and Afro Quintette! LP, Vinyl record album

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George Cotsirilos QuartetMostly In Blue ... CD
OA2, 2018. Used ... $5.99
Features George Cotsirilos on guitar, Keith Saunders on piano, Robb Fisher on bass, and Ron Marabuto on drums. CD

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Art Farmer QuartetWork Of Art ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... $13.99
With Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Fred Hersch on piano, Bob Bodley on bass and Billy Hart on drums. CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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

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Fourth World Quartet1975 ... CD
Cuneiform, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Amazing early work from the Fourth World Quartet – an obscure new music ensemble from early 70s Michigan – but one whose members would go on to form Mission Of Burma and Destroy All Monsters! Here, the sound is completely different than those later groups – a mix of compositional structure and free improvisation – served up by Roger Miller on piano, Benjamin Miller on guitar and alto, Laurence Miller on bass clarinet, and Jack Waterston on alto – a reed-heavy lineup who make some wonderful soundshapes next to Roger's more dynamic piano! Some moments echo some of Miller's later, post-Burma work – but the sound here is also very much its own – very hard to peg, with titles that include "Glanmane", "Alone In Allendale", "The Transformation Of Oz", "Ambrosia Triangle", "Bubble On A Stem", and "Winter's Dream". CD

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Frame Quartet (Vandermark/McBride/Daisy/Lonberg-Holm)35mm ... CD
Okka Disk, 2009. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An overlooked group from the Chicago scene of the early century – a group made up of very familiar names from the world of free improvisation in the city, but coming together here with a slightly different vibe! The real difference is the use of electric elements at times – both electronics from Fred Lonberg-Holm and Nate McBride, plus acoustic bass from McBride, who switches between that instrument and acoustic! The electronics are sometimes used in an abstract way to fill in space, and not dominate the sound – which then lets the tenor and clarinet work of Ken Vandermark snake out in some really cool ways, while Tim Daisy is also sometimes a bit more rhythmic than usual on drums. Titles include "Multi Chrome", "MES", "Straw", "Theater Piece", and "Lens". CD

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✨✧ Richard Galliano Tangaria QuartetLive In Marciac 2006 ... CD
Milan, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Richard Galliano on accordion, Alexis Cardenas on violin, Philippe Aerts on bass, and Rafael Mejias on percussion – plus special guest Hamilton De Holanda on mandolin. CD

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George Grawe QuartetMelodie Und Rhythmus ... CD
Okka Disk, 1998. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Chicago attracted many great European improvisers to its scene in the 90s – and one of them was pianist Georg Grawe, who moved to the city to take advantage of its thriving jazz and free music scene! Here, Grawe demonstrates his rapport with the city – working with a great group that features Kent Kessler on bass, Hamid Drake on drums, and Frank Gratkowski on reeds – in modes that are quite different than some of George's other recordings of the period! A wild mix of jazz harmonies, intricate polyrhythms, free blowing, and tight bits of straight jazz – on titles that include "Multiversum", "Trajectory", "Nodality", "Pressing Scopes", "Fringe Factor", and "Memory Of Wings II". CD

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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 ... $0.99
... 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- ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Record has a slight dish warp.)

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

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Charlie Haden Quartet WestHaunted Heart ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1991. Used ... $5.99
Features Charlie Haden on bass, Ernie Watts on tenor, Alan Broadbent on piano, and Lawrence Marable on drums! CD

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Charlie Haden Quartet WestNow Is The Hour ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $4.99
With Ernie Watts on tenor, Alan Broadbent on piano, and Lawrence Marable on drums – plus a string orchestra conducted by Broadbent on most tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Harrelleers/Dave Remington QuartetCome On Ye Cubs/Mr Citizens March ... 7-inch
Vincent, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Roy Haynes QuartetOut Of The Afternoon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On December 10, 2021
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Drummer Roy Haynes always brings something great to the table for any album he does as a leader – and this record is no exception! Here, the "added something" is the presence of Roland Kirk on reeds – offered a key early chance to express his most modern ideas in the freedom of Haynes' group – working alongside Tommy Flanagan on piano and Henry Grimes on bass, in what was easily one of the hippest groups to record for Impulse in the early 60s! The record's filled with wonderful material – and a mix of originals and standards done with a very twisted edge – all with great interplay between Kirk's quirky sax work and Roy Haynes' amazing drumming – often changing up timings and rhythms with ease, and really matching Kirk's quirky energy for the set. Titles include "Moon Ray", "Raoul", "Snap Crackle", and "Long Wharf". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series!)

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Ilmiliekki QuartetLand Of Real Men (with bonus download) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
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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Chuck Jackson/Lee Lovett QuartetGreat Chuck Jackson ... LP
Strand, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An obscure set from the great singer Chuck Jackson – and a record that also features some instrumental tracks from the Lee Lovett Quartet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl and cover are nice!)

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Jubileum Quartet (Leandre/Parker/Fernandez/Kaucic)A Uis ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Bassist Joelle Leandre always seems to bring out something special in a session – and that's definitely the case here, as her warm spirit of creative creation seems to really shape the contributions of Agusti Fernandez on piano and Evan Parker on tenor sax! Make no mistake, Parker also brings out a lot in players too – and his ability to adapt, especially in mature years, continues to blow us away – especially on a record like this, as his tenor wraps around the bass in all sorts of wonderful ways, sprinkled with notes from Fernandez, and dotted by the drums and objects used by Zlatko Kaucic – who we may be hearing here for the first time. The set features one long performance – recorded at the Cerkno festival in 2018, dedicated to Kaucic's 40 years as a musician! CD

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Frank Kimbrough QuartetQuartet ... CD
Palmetto, 2014. Used ... $9.99
Frank Kimbrough on piano, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano saxophones, Jay Anderson on drums. CD

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetBlack Angels ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetComplete Landmark Sessions ... CD
Nonesuch, 1985/1986. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kronos QuartetIn Formation ... CD
Reference Recordings, 1982. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetKronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass ... CD
Nonesuch, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetMonk Suite ... CD
Landmark, 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features guest bass from Ron Carter and Chuck Israels. CD

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetMusic By Sculthorpe, Sallienen, Glass, Nancarrow & Hendrix ... CD
Nonesuch, 1985. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetMusic Of Bill Evans ... CD
Landmark, 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features guest work by longtime Evans bassist Eddie Gomez – plus Jim Hall on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetReleased 1985 to 1995 ... CD
Nonesuch, Mid 80s-Mid 90s. Used 2CD ... $3.99
Includes works by Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Raymond Scott, and George Crumb. CD
(Out of print.)

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Kronos Quartet/Witold LutoslawskiLutoslawski – String Quartet ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1991. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny Lewis QuartetShuckin' & Jivin' ... CD
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, 1972. Used ... $9.99
Luv N Haight has done it again! This totally cool reissue of a very very lost funky LP is a real monster, and another reissue feather in the cap of the great Luv N Haight catalog. The hot and funky Johnny Lewis Quartet recorded this massive slab of jazz in the early 70's, when the group's lineup consisted of organ, tenor, guitar, and very very drums. The LP contains some excellent covers of "Cissy Strut", "Blue Funk", and "Chitlins Con Carne" – plus a great original called "Shuckin N Jivin". This reissue also includes a cover of "Them Changes" that wasn't on the original release, which is a very cool bonus, and which sounds very hard and funky. The LP's filled with hard drum breaks, great jazzy solos, and lots of very cool funky grooves. Even if you think you've already got too many obscure jazz funk albums, don't pass this one up! It's a totally great addition to any collection, and even though we didn't know it until we got this reissue, we've been playing it non-stop since we got it! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Charles Lloyd QuartetFish Out Of Water ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1989. Used ... $14.99
Charles Lloyd on tenor saxophone & flute, Bobo Stetson on piano, Palle Danielsson on bass & Jon Christensen on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric Lohrer QuartetSelene Song ... CD
Subsequence (France), 2008. Used ... $4.99
Eric Lohrer on guitar, Eric Surmenian on double bass and sarangi, Patrick Goraguer on drums, Jean-Charles Richard on soprano saxophone and shenai. CD

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London Experimental Jazz QuartetInvisible Roots ... LP
Scratch/Roundtable (Australia), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
That's London, Ontario – not London, England – which means that the group have an even more far-flung sound than you might expect! The album's a brilliant and overlooked gem from the Canadian scene of the 70s – really mindblowing music by a group who are equally great at grooving, and at taking things very far outside – mixing together modes that are sometimes highly rhythmic, other times very loose and freewheeling! We're really not familiar with any of the players from later projects at all – but they're clearly a very hip batch of younger musicians who come together and sparkle brilliantly for this rare set – with a mix of soprano and alto sax, wood flute, cello, piano, bass, funky drums, vibes, and even some other cool effects that really make the record a treat throughout! Titles include the funky gem "Destroy The Nihilist Picnic", plus much more outside material that includes "Time Is Of The Essence", "Edible Wallpaper", "Ron Martin Special With Mustard", "Spain Is For Old Ladies", and "Jazz Widow Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clint Mansell & Kronos QuartetRequiem For A Dream ... LP
Nonesuch, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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Branford Marsalis QuartetMetamorphosen ... CD
Marsalis, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Branford Marsalis on alto, soprano and tenor saxophone, Eric Revis on bass, Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums, and Joey Calderazzo on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Branford Marsalis QuartetMo' Better Blues ... CD
Columbia, 1990. Used ... $3.99
Includes the wonderful "Harlem Blues" with vocals by Cynda Williams – plus "Jazz Thing" by Gang Starr. CD
(Out of print, signature in pen inside booklet.)

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

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Modern Jazz QuartetCompact Jazz – The Modern Jazz Quartet Plus ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $1.99
Featuring John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown. CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetConcorde ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1955. Used ... $1.99
Even at this early point in their career, the Modern Jazz Quartet were plenty proud of their relation to and reception in Paris – almost rubbing their international fame in the faces of other American combos with the title and cover of this record! The set's still got the quartet at their crisp early best – before any of the sometimes too academic or too serious tones of later sides – and tracks are mostly shortish, ringing out with especially nice vibes from Milt Jackson. Titles include an early reading of the title cut "Concorde", plus an extended "Gershwin Medley", and the tracks "All Of You", "I'll Remember April", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Ralph's New Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Mid 50s. Used ... $1.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Django (20 bit remaster) ... CD 3.99
Django (RVG remaster series) ... CD 6.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available
Django ... CD 1.99
Django (RVG remaster series) ... CD 6.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". CD
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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetFontessa ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
A classic set of high-class jazz from the MJQ – one that shows John Lewis' growing compositional skills, and the band's always tight ability to work in a compressed chamber format. Features the extended "Fontessa" suite, plus the tracks "Versailles", "Angel Eyes", "Bluesology", and "Woodyn You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove. Cover is lightly stained and separated at the bottom left corner, with a 3 inch split in the seam.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
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
(Green label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove. Cover has a water stain and some flaking in a botom corner, but is nice overall.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Savoy) ... CD
Savoy/Nippon (Japan), 1951/1952. Used ... $4.99
Some of the earliest material ever recorded by the Modern Jazz Quartet – early 50s sides that were originally issued as 78rpm singles, then brought together in this self-titled LP! Some of the material was first released under the name of the Milt Jackson Quartet – but featured the lineup of Jackson on vibes, John Lewis piano, Percy Heath bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Yet other tracks on the set have bassist Ray Brown in for Heath and drummer Al Jones in for Clarke – both players who make for a slightly different groove in the company of Jackson and Lewis. Tunes are short, but already show that Lewis love of chromatic tones – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Love Me Pretty Baby", "Milt Meets Sid", "Moving Nicely", "D&E", "True Blues", and "Autumn Breeze". CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetPyramid ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
(Out of print with a very slight tear on the booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Quartet & Laurindo AlmeidaCollaboration ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Moody vibes and light guitar – a wonderful meeting of two unique talents – the third stream jazz of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and the introspective guitar of Laurindo Almeida! The session blends together a host of different influences – from classical guitar to bossa nova to modern jazz – all with the light and spacious touches of the MJQ at their best, recorded with some really warm brilliance that makes the whole set sparkle! Titles include "Foi A Saudade", "One Note Samba", "Fugue In A Minor", "Silver", "Trieste", and "Concierto De Arajunez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Oscar Peterson TrioModern Jazz Quartet & The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Opera House (first cover) ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet make a rare appearance on Verve Records in the 50s – splitting half the album here with the classic Oscar Peterson Trio! The live performance was recorded in Chicago, and definitely has the MJQ working in a looser vibe than on some of their late 50s recordings for Atlantic – a bit more open and swinging, in a Verve mode – with some of the bop inspiration that first showed up on their early Prestige recordings – as you'll hear on the cuts "Now's The Time", "Round Midnight", and "D&E Blues". The second half of the record features live material from Oscar Peterson's hip group with Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass – that great drum-less lineup that really lets Oscar take off on piano – on tunes that include "Big Fat Mama", "Should I Love You", "Indiana", and "Elevation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and light wear.)

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✨✧ Modern Sound QuartetFloreama ... LP
Fonovideo/Holy Basil (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
A keyboard-heavy set from the 70s, and one that's on the funkier side of the sound library spectrum – thanks to an array of grooves that move with the speed of some of the best cop or crime soundtracks of the time! The main maestro here is Oscar Rocchi – an older Italian jazz player you might know from jazz, but who does a great job here on a variety of electric keys – serving up solos that have a meaningful vibe, next to some of the riffing guitar, snapping drums, and heavier basslines in the groove! Tracks are short, but way more than just fill-in music – and titles include "Narciso", "Myosotis", "Fiordalisi", "Peonia", "Ninfee", "Gladioli", "Rododendri", and "Campanule". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A rare gem of a session – live material recorded by the Voice Of America in 1957, and featuring a unique Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane on tenor! The performance is contemporaneous with Coltrane's appearance on the legendary Monk's Music album for Riverside – and the overall feel here is a bit similar to that classic. Yet the live setting also allows Coltrane to open up and improvise a lot more – stretching out in fluid lines that are often a strong contrast to the more angular notes coming out of Monk's piano. Rhythm is by the team of Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums – and titles are broken up into an "early show" and "late show" – 9 numbers in all that include "Bye-ya", "Epistrophy", "Nutty", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Monk's Mood", and "Evidence". CD

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Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet BakerGerry Mulligan Quartet With Chet Baker ... CD
Giants Of Jazz (Italy), 1952/1953. Used ... $3.99
Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, with Chet Baker on trumpet, Bobby Witlock and Carson Smith on bass, and Chico Hamilton and Larry Bunker on drums. CD

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Gerry Mulligan Quartet/Chubby JacksonGerry Mulligan Quartet/Sextet & Big Band ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1950/1952/1953. Used ... $6.99
Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, Chet Baker on trumpet, Carson Smith on bass & Chico Hamilton on drums. Chubby Jackson Big Band with Chubby Jackson on bass, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, Howard McGhee, Al Porcino & Don Ferrara on trumpets, JJ J ohnson & Kai Winding on trombones, Zoot Sims & Georgie Auld on tenor saxes, Charlie Kennedy on alto sax, Tony Aless on piano & Don Lamond on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Munro QuartetEastern Horizons ... LP
Philips/Be! (Germany), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A totally cool little record – and one that more than lives up to the Eastern promise of its cover! The album's a real stunner from Australian reedman Charlie Munro – a beautiful mix of jazz and exotic elements, at a level that puts it up there with a rare few records that work this well – like the Indo-Jazz experiments of Joe Harriott, the earlier recordings of Ahmed Abdul Malik, and maybe the legendary Jazz Meets World series on MPS! Munro's range of influences is nicely varied here – with some elements of Indian music, others borrowed from Japan, and even some from points that are a bit more Mid-East – mostly delivered on familiar jazz instrumentation, but with very dramatic results. Charlie plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and bass clarinet – plus a bit of flute and cello too – and the rest of the group includes Mark Bowden on drums and vibes, Neville Whitehead on bass, and Bob McIvor on trombone – an instrument that's often used in these dark, bassy tones with the rhythms. Titles include "Islamic Suite", "Arch's Groove", "Malahari Raga", "David", "Japanese Love Song", "Minimum", "When I Look At You", and "Raised Eyebrows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Carl M Neumann/Christian Reim QuartetLive At Molde International Jazz Festival 1976 ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 27.99
Beautiful live work from alto saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann – a Norwegian player with a richly expressive tone and a very fresh groove – working here in a group that's co-led with pianist Christian Reim! Neumann's a player we won't hear often – and 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", "Den Fandenivoldske", "Goodbye", "The Man I Love", "Goodbye II", 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 QuartetOasis ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
An unusual album from an unusual group – one that has reedman Frank Wess sounding far more introspective and personal than on some of his other material from the 70s and 80s – thanks to work from a group that also includes Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! We're tempted to say that Hanna's voice is what really shapes the record – that thoughtful mix of sophistication and lyricism that always comes across sounding surprisingly natural – but Wess also wrote some of the album's most compelling songs, alongside a few other great numbers by Roland. Mraz brings some extra-special energy to his phrasing on bass, Wess also blows a bit of flute alongside his tenor – and titles include "The Patient Prince", "Cram It Damn It", "Funk House", "Don't Come Don't Call", "It's Just A Social Gathering", and "Oasis". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Larry Ochs & Aram Shelton QuartetContinental Drift ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2020. New Copy ... $7.99
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. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
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
(Some light wear inside case.)

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✨✧ Astor Piazzola & Kronos QuartetFive Tango Sensations ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Porter Praskin QuartetSonnet For Sal ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99
The group's an unusual one, but they've got some great components all the way through – including the presence of tenorist Sal Nistico – who really rounds out the record in a great way! But first, the leaders – pianist Larry Porter and alto saxophonist Allan Praskin – the latter of whom we know from a few great records, including an excellent set for the Three Blind Mice label in the 70s – both working here with a great sense of sound, and one that reigns in some of the freedom of Praskin's earlier material, but without losing its edge. And although Nistico can famously work as a lead soloist in a bigger band, when he hits a hipper European setting like this, he can really amaze our ears – as the record recalls some of his excellent work for the Ego label a few years before. Other players include Marc Abrams on bass and Paolo Pellegatti on drums – and titles include "We'll Never Manage This Way", "Elusive", "Miracle", "Sonnet For Sal", and "Touch Light Samba". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Ferdinand Povel QuartetSome Other Blues ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... About July 28, 2021 (delayed)
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Great work as a leader from reedman Ferdinand Povel – a player who's sparked up some great moments on albums by other players over the years, but who hardly ever records as a boss on his own! This set's a "forgotten tape" – recorded in the late 80s, but only issued recently – and it features Povel both on tenor and soprano sax, playing with an angularly expressive tone that even makes familiar standards sound fresh – working with players who include Wim Overgaauw on guitar, Rob Langereis on bass, and John Engels on drums. The mix of guitar and saxophone is pretty lively on the upbeat numbers – especially in the way that Wim uses these sustained notes that almost ring out like an organ – and titles on the set include "Workout", "Some Other blues", "Mr Syms", "Old Folks", "UMMG", and "Waltz New". CD

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Prism Quartet (Ravi Coltrane/Joe Lovano/Chris Potter)Heritage/Evolution Vol 2 ... CD
Xas, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99 About August 13, 2021
... CD

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Joshua Redman QuartetSpirit Of The Moment – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Warner, 1995. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Features Joshua Redman on saxophones, Peter Martin on piano, Christopher Thomas on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Wadada Leo Smith's Golden QuartetYear Of The Elephant ... CD
PI Recordings, 2002. Used ... $11.99
Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet and flugelhorn, Anthony Davis on piano and synthesizer, Malachi Favors Maghostut on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums and synthesizer. CD

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Taku Sugimoto Guitar QuartetTaku Sugimoto Guitar Quartet ... CD
Bottrop Boy (Germany), 2003. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Turtle Island String QuartetTurtle Island String Quartet ... CD
Windham Hill, 1988. Used ... $4.99
With Mark Summer on cello, Irene Sazer on viola, and Darol Anger and David Balakrishnan on violin. CD

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29th Street Saxophone QuartetUnderground ... CD
Antilles, 1991. Used ... $4.99
Features work by Bobby Watson, Ed Jackson, Jim Hartog, and Rich Rothenberg. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Charles Ventura QuartetDark Eyes/Ever So Thoughtful ... 78 RPM
Savoy, 1945. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ Aubrey Wilson QuartetHoneysuckle Rose ... CD
Aubrey Wilson, 2020. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Phil Woods QuartetPhil Talks With Quill (Jazz Odyssey pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An incredible meeting of two vastly underrated alto talents! Phil Woods got plenty of opportunities to record as a leader in the 50s, but altoist Gene Quill was often buried in bigger groups – a fact that makes this album one of the few chances to really hear him shine! Woods and Quill work together beautifully throughout – playing boppishly, but also in a more relaxed groove – one that's a bit like Phil's excellent Warm Woods session for Epic from the same stretch, but perhaps a bit more upbeat overall. The twin-alto sound is really great – especially on the tunes that have them soaring together on the heads, then splitting off on solos with amazing dexterity and real dynamic range. Other players include Bob Corwin on piano, Sonny Dallas on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – and although the pair recorded an earlier session for RCA a few years before, this one's far superior! Titles include "Doxy", "Scrapple From the Apple", "Hymn For Kim", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Nate Wooley & Mivos QuartetAtemwende – Recomposing Art – Bojan Vuletic ... CD
Ignoring Gravity, 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Nate Wooley on trumpet, Victor Lowrie on viola, Joshua Modney and Olivia De Prato on violin, Isabel Castellvi on cello, and the Mivos Quartet on strings. CD

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World Saxophone QuartetPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
Nonesuch, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of their best ones, and a tight set of Ellington tracks that works perfectly with their multi-horn style. Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, Bamiet Bluiett, and David Murray split up the arrangements, and the tracks include "Lush Life", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", and 2 different versions of "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLive At Montmartre ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Balanescu QuartetPossessed ... CD
Mute (UK), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some very nice Kraftwerk covers on here. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and booklet.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck QuartetReflections ... LP
Concord, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Dave Brubeck on piano, Bill Smith on clarinet, Chris Brubeck on bass, and Randy Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck QuartetSo What's New? ... CD
Telarc, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dave Brubeck on piano, Bobby Militello on alto saxophone and flute, Jack Six on bass, and Randy Jones on drums. CD

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✨✧ Donald Byrd QuartetAu Chat Qui Peche 1958 – Featuring Bobby Jaspar ... LP
Jazz OP (Italy), 1958. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant early live work from Donald Byrd – recorded in a loose style that shows a whole different side of his talents than his studio sessions from the time! If we'd have one complaint about some of Byrd's late 50s work in the US, it's that it's sometimes too tight – and lacks the lyricism and light play of his 60s recordings. That feature is really corrected here, as the tracks on the set are long and laidback – done in an easily-flowing mode that really reflects the freedoms offered to a player like Byrd on the Parisian scene. The core group on the set features Walter Davis on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – augmented by a few guest appearances from Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute. Byrd's horn has a quality that's quite different here – darker, yet also with a beautiful sense of hope – and the group freely explores some beautiful changes on tunes that include "All The Things You Are", "Off Minor", "Down", "Parisian Thoroughfare", and "All This Time". (We will be honest in saying that the way the set was recorded, the piano of Walter Davis is much higher in the mix than the trumpet of Donald Byrd – but perhaps that is also the charm of the recording, and it only emphasizes the different quality in Donald's horn on the set.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes replica poster, too! Cover has a slightly bumped corner, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Satoko Fujii QuartetLive At Jazz Room Cortez ... CD
Cortez Sound (Japan), 2017. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and vocals, Keisuke Ohta on violin and vocals, and Takashi Itani on drums and percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Satoko Fujii QuartetVulcan ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and toys, Takeharu Hayakawa on bass, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums and voice. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jack Grassel/Bob Ockenden QuartetBob & Jack – What We Do ... CD
Frozen Sky, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Jack Grassel and Bob Ockenden on guitar, Tom McGirr on bass, and Dane Richesen on drums. CD

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✨✧ Milt Jackson (Modern Jazz Quartet)First Q (aka Modern Jazz Quartet) ... LP
Savoy, 1951/1952. Near Mint- ... 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! 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
(70s issue. Cover has some stuck-on cellophane at the top and some light stains along the spine.)

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetNuevo ... CD
Nonesuch, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Lawrence Marable Quartet feat James ClayTenorman ... LP
Jazz West, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime jazz gem! The tracks were recorded by an LA-based group that included 4 expats from other parts of the country – drummer Lawrence Marable, bassist Jimmy Bond, pianist Sonny Clark, and Texas tenorman James Clay, who's rich tone and soulful inventiveness dominate the session. The whole thing's got a wonderfully laidback groove – like some of the best Sonny Criss work on Imperial – and apart from a brief CD reissue in the 80s, the material's always been quite tough to find. Titles include "Airtight", "Easy Living", "Minor Meeting", "Marbles", and "Three Fingers North". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, with insert – TOJJ 5818. In great shape!)

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✨✧ Ben Markley QuartetBasic Economy ... CD
OA2, 2018. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ben Markley on piano, Greg Osby on alto saxophone, Evan Gregor on bass, and Dru Heller on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Branford Marsalis QuartetFour MFs Playin' Tunes ... CD
Marsalis, 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The set definitely lives up to the name here – as the album bristles with plenty of energy, and goes way beyond the singular star power of its leader! Instead, the quartet action is very equally weighted – rhythms as angular as the reeds from Branford – and piano from Joey Calderazzo that really pushes and propels the tunes along with a great sort of energy! Drums are by Justin Faulkner and bass by Eric Revis – two great players who really leap along strongly throughout – using these blocky modes that really make for a refreshing change – and titles include "The Mighty Sword", "Maestra", "Teo", "As Summer Into Autumn Slips", "My Ideal", and "Endymion". Also includes the bonus track "Treat It Gentle". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetLegendary Profile ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & red Broadway label pressing. Cover has some gloss separation at the edges.)
 
 
 



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