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Randy WestonBerkshire Blues ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Rare work by Randy Weston – originally produced by Duke Ellington, and recorded in New York during 1965, but released many years later, in 1977 by the Arista Freedom label. Three tracks feature Weston working with a trio that features Vishnu Bill Wood on bass and Lennie McBrownie on drums – and titles include a off-kilter remake of "Three Blind Mice", plus Ellington standards "Perdido" and "Purple Gazelle". The remaining 4 tracks feature Weston solo – playing in the long spiraling lines that show his increasing fascination with African rhythms and modal modes of expression. Titles include "Sweet Meat", "Ifran", and "Lagos". LP, Vinyl record album

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Randy WestonNuit Africaine (aka African Nite) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Sublime solo piano from Randy Weston – just the sort of record to remind us why his skills in such a setting can always be so great! The tunes are filled with energy and rhythm right from the start – spun out in those long African-inspired lines that Randy first forged in the 50s, but really taken to new heights here in a European setting – a mix of modern angles and warmer spirits that's always held together by the rhythmic pulsations inherent in Weston's playing. And while Randy deftly demonstrates these qualities well on other records from the time, there's no better way to hear it so clearly as in a solo setting like this! Titles include "Jejouka", "Blues To Senegal", "Yubadee", "Con Alma", and "Little Niles". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Randy WestonModern Art Of Jazz ... CD
Dawn (Spain), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first true moments of brilliance from pianist Randy Weston – an early effort for a larger group – of the sort that allowed him to work out even more complicated patterns and rhythms in his music! The jagged Weston approach to a piano line is very firmly in place, even at this early point in his career – and Randy's deeper modern ideals are carried off perfectly by the album's sextet lineup – which features Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, Cecil Payne on baritone, and Ray Copeland on trumpet. Some of the tracks are in trio formation, but still quite striking themselves – and the set features a few great early Weston compositions – like "Loose Wig", "Theme For Teddy", and "J&K Blues" – plus nice takes on "In A Spanish Town", "Well You Needn't", and "How High The Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Randy WestonSaga ... CD
Universal (France), 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly our favorite of the wonderful 90s comeback sessions by Randy Weston – thanks in large part to the great players on the set! The album's a smaller group outing than some of Weston's others from the time – played by a septet that includes Billy Harper on tenor sax, Talib Kibwe on flute and alto, Benny Powell on trombone, and Billy Higgins on drums. Neil Clarke adds in a lot of additional percussion to the tunes – expanding the rhythms to match Weston's fluid work on piano – and the set features a great assortment of original tunes with all the evocative power of Weston's classic work. Titles include "Loose Wig", "Tangier Bay", "FEW Blues", "Uncle Neemo", "Lagos", "Night In Mbari", "Casbah Kids", and "Jahjuka". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cheikh Tidiane SeckTimbuktu – The Music Of Randy Weston ... CD
Komos (France), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record, and one that seems to take all the African-inspired elements in the music of Randy Weston – and push them even farther than Randy did on his own recordings of the 60s and 70s! The group's headed up by Cheikh Tidiane Seck, not to be confused with Weston's contemporary on the French scene of years back – Chiekh Tidian Fall – and Seck is a great pianist whose talents are spread equally between Fender Rhodes, moog, Hammond, and acoustic piano – in a lineup that also has Yizih Yode on tenor, Mohamed Hafsi on bass, Marque Gilmore on drums, and Adama Dembele on percussion! The rhythms explode beautifully, and differently on each new track – and the album's a perfect fusion of rootsy rhythms and jazz – served up with help from Manu Dibango on one track, and Abd Al Malik on another. Titles include both acoustic piano and Rhodes readings of "Ganawa (Blue Moses)" – plus "African Cookbook", "In Memory Of", "Tanja", "Niger Mambo", and "Timbuktu" – plus the Seck original "Mr Randy". CD

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✨✧ Cheikh Tidiane SeckTimbuktu – The Music Of Randy Weston ... LP
Kosmos/Komos (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record, and one that seems to take all the African-inspired elements in the music of Randy Weston – and push them even farther than Randy did on his own recordings of the 60s and 70s! The group's headed up by Cheikh Tidiane Seck, not to be confused with Weston's contemporary on the French scene of years back – Chiekh Tidian Fall – and Seck is a great pianist whose talents are spread equally between Fender Rhodes, moog, Hammond, and acoustic piano – in a lineup that also has Yizih Yode on tenor, Mohamed Hafsi on bass, Marque Gilmore on drums, and Adama Dembele on percussion! The rhythms explode beautifully, and differently on each new track – and the album's a perfect fusion of rootsy rhythms and jazz – served up with help from Manu Dibango on one track, and Abd Al Malik on another. Titles include both acoustic piano and Rhodes readings of "Ganawa (Blue Moses)" – plus "African Cookbook", "In Memory Of", "Tanja", "Niger Mambo", and "Timbuktu" – plus the Seck original "Mr Randy". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1961. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing opened up, hitting notes that were more soulful and spiritual than many that he ever recorded on his studio sides. This set is a perfect example of that trend – as Dolphy's working here with a strong straight jazz combo, one that includes the great Benny Bailey on trumpet, in a set that features familiar tunes, turned into haunting explorations of Dolphy's new jazz idiom. One of the highlights is an incredible 15 minute version of Randy Weston's "Hi Fly", with Dolphy doing great work on flute – and other tunes include "Hot House", "Geewee", "When Lights Are Low", "I'll Remember April", and "The Meeting". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Berlin Concerts ... CD 16.99

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Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing opened up, hitting notes that were more soulful and spiritual than many that he ever recorded on his studio sides. This set is a perfect example of that trend – as Dolphy's working here with a strong straight jazz combo, one that includes the great Benny Bailey on trumpet, in a set that features familiar tunes, turned into haunting explorations of Dolphy's new jazz idiom. One of the highlights is an incredible 15 minute version of Randy Weston's "Hi Fly", with Dolphy doing great work on flute – and other tunes include "Hot House", "Geewee", "When Lights Are Low", "I'll Remember April", and "The Meeting". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)
Also available Berlin Concerts ... CD 9.99

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Jonathan JurionLe Temps Fou – The Music of Marion Brown ... CD
Komos (France), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A beautiful tribute to the music of Marion Brown – a saxophonist who might be one of our favorite jazz musicians of all time – and who always seemed to have a vision that was even wider than the recordings he gave the world! That spirit really seems to come out here – as pianist Jonathan Jurion uses the songs of Brown as a jumping-off point, but then quickly moves into music that's very different than any of Marion's own recordings – yet which, we're guessing, would have really met with his approval! There's definitely horns in the group – trumpet form Josiah Woodson, and tenor and soprano sax from Jowee Omicil – but the core energy of the music really comes from the piano, which is wrapped up with the rhythms in a way that's sometimes echoes work from Abdulla Ibrahim or Randy Weston – even though Jurion's working with a very different sense of rhythm. The group features great drums from Arnaud Dolmen, bass from Michel Alibo, and ka drum from Olivier Juste – on titles that include "Sweet Earth Flying", "Fortunato", "La Placita", "Capricorn Moon", "West India", "Once Upon A Time", and "Le Temps Fou". CD

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with two tracklist stickers and a hype sticker.)

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Mustapha SkandraniIstikhbars & Improvisations ... LP
EM (Japan), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... About March 20, 2021 (delayed)
Really amazing music from Algerian pianist Mustapha Skandrani – music that effortlessly links up European traditions and North African roots – in a blend that's completely sublime, and unlike anything else we can think of! At many points, Skandrani plays with a complex, virtuostic quality that's right up there with Glenn Gould – but the overall setting is a lot freer, too – with these long, drawn-out tunes that are half improvisations – piano lines stretching forth, based on Algerian vocal modes (even though the set is just piano) – in ways that almost illustrate the same sort of African influence that Randy Weston explored with his 60s piano – yet expressed here by Mustapha in a completely different way! Titles include "Mode Araq", "Mode Raml Maya", "Mode Moual", "Mode Zidane", and "Mode Sika" – plus a number of untitled improvisations. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Three SoundsBlack Orchid ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $14.99
Maybe the most evocative title of all the Three Sounds albums of the 60s – and one that really gets at the dark beauty of the entire record! By the time of this release (the group's 7th for Blue Note), Gene Harris and the trio had really come into their own – and were moving past simple soul jazz modes into this wonderful blend of grooviness and lyricism – still very much beholden to Harris' rhythmic approach to the keys, but also filled with loads of complicated lines, especially from the group's wonderful bassist Andrew Simpkins – whose round tone is especially great on the mellow numbers. Titles include Randy Weston's "Saucer Eyes" , Neal Hefti's "Black Orchid", and the tracks "Don't Go Don't Go" and "Oh Well Oh Well", both originals by Gene Harris. CD reissue adds in 6 bonus tracks – including "You Dig It", "Nature Boy", "Theme From M Squad", "Back Home", and "Azule Serape". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty darn hip stuff – and with some great soloing by Cannonball! The record features Adderley's alto fronting a large group conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a host of hip players like Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, Ray Barretto, Sam Jones, and Wynton Kelly. The title track is a beautiful reading of Galt MacDermott's "African Waltz" – and other tracks include "Blue Brass Groove", "Something Different", "The Uptown", and "Letter From Home". Wilkins outdoes himself on this one, really providing some strong swinging arrangements that work well with the complicated groove of the project – and in a way, the record feels more like Randy Weston or Melba Liston's at the helm. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some edge wear and a small ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Jonathan JurionLe Temps Fou – The Music of Marion Brown ... LP
Komos (France), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to the music of Marion Brown – a saxophonist who might be one of our favorite jazz musicians of all time – and who always seemed to have a vision that was even wider than the recordings he gave the world! That spirit really seems to come out here – as pianist Jonathan Jurion uses the songs of Brown as a jumping-off point, but then quickly moves into music that's very different than any of Marion's own recordings – yet which, we're guessing, would have really met with his approval! There's definitely horns in the group – trumpet form Josiah Woodson, and tenor and soprano sax from Jowee Omicil – but the core energy of the music really comes from the piano, which is wrapped up with the rhythms in a way that's sometimes echoes work from Abdulla Ibrahim or Randy Weston – even though Jurion's working with a very different sense of rhythm. The group features great drums from Arnaud Dolmen, bass from Michel Alibo, and ka drum from Olivier Juste – on titles that include "Sweet Earth Flying", "Fortunato", "La Placita", "Capricorn Moon", "West India", "Once Upon A Time", and "Le Temps Fou". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Le Temps Fou – The Music of Marion Brown ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Charlie RouseTakin Care Of Business ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great session of deeply soulful tenor work, featuring Rouse in a group with Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop, Earl May, and Art Taylor. At this point in his career, Rouse is in his pre-Monk days – but beginning to experiment heavily with a more modernist approach to hardbop. The results are great – especially on tracks like "Blue Farouq", "Wierdo", "204", and "Pretty Strange" (the latter two of which are originals by Randy Weston, making a first appearance on this session.) CD

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✨✧ David MurrayComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note Vol 3 (Interboogieology/Live At Sweet Basil 1 & 2/Children/Southern Bells/The Healers) (6CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
Music from a hugely productive period in the life of saxophonist David Murray – so much so that this is the third volume of his wonderful recordings for the Black Saint/Soul Note label – and there's no dip at all in the quality of the music! Murray was awash in new ideas at this time – and the label gave him freedom to try out so many different formats for his music – which allowed David to really deliver on the promise he first brought to jazz during the New York loft jazz years of the 70s. Albums include The Healers – a beautiful set of duets with pianist Randy Weston; Live At Sweet Basil Vols 1 & 2 – which features Murray's ultra-hip large ensemble, with Steve Coleman, Craig Harris, Olu Darla, Baikida Carroll, Butch Morris, and Fred Hopkins; Children – an unusual date with James Blood Ulmer on guitar and Don Pullen on piano; Interboogieology – which features Butch Morris on cornet and Johnny Dyani on bass; and the Southern Bell album by the Clarinet Summit – which features Murray, Alvin Batiste, John Carter, and Jimmy Hamilton. Each album comes packaged in a tiny LP-styled sleeve, too! CD
 
 
 



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