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Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart with Red RodneyPerdido/Gussie G ... 78 RPM
Keynote, 1946. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear.)

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Red RodneyBird Lives! (2nd cover) ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Charlie Parker may live again in the title of this set – but given the strengths of the group, the album would be great even without a reference to Bird! The setting's a bop one, as you'd guess – but there's also a lot more going on here too, given that some of the tunes are longer and open – and almost show some of the maturation of all the players on the date – especially saxophonist Charles McPherson and pianist Barry Harris, both of whom got their start with boppish ideas, but who were really branching out by the time of this early 70s session. The quintet also features some excellent rhythm from Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – both players who bring plenty of fresh ideas to the table – and Red Rodney's work on trumpet has lots of earthy notes that show a strong sense of personality too. Titles include "Big Foot", "I'll Remember April", "Donna Lee", "Chasing The Bird", "Round Midnight", and "52nd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear and aging, lightly bumped corners, and an application wrinkle in front.)

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Red RodneyRed Rodney – Fiery ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A beautiful set of hardbop tracks from this vastly underrated trumpeter! The session was originally recorded for the Signal label, but appears here in a Savoy issue, put out a few years after the original. Rodney is in perfect form here, hitting his stride during this comeback period, and playing in a group with other mature boppers like Tommy Flanagan, Ira Sullivan, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones. Tracks are nice and long, and titles include "Ubas", "Box 2000", "Red Arrow", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s mono maroon label pressing in a stereo cover, with a cut corner.)

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Red RodneyRed Rodney Returns ... CD
Argo/MCA (Japan), 1959. Used ... $24.99
One of the great albums that Red Rodney recorded during his comeback in the late 50's, and one that features the great Philadelphia tenor player Billy Root! Root's playing is one of the highlights of this LP, and he wails with a soulful intensity that maks the whole album crackle. Tracks include "5709", "Red Hot and Blue", "Whirlwind", and "Shelly", all of which were written by Danny Kent, the piano player on the session. Quite tough to find on vinyl, so extra-nice to have on Japanese CD! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Red RodneyThen & Now ... CD
Chesky, 1992. Used ... $0.99
Features Red Rodney on flugelhorn, Chris Potter on saxophone, Garry Dial on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and Jimmy Madison on drums. CD

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✨✧ Red RodneyRed Rodney Quintet – Modern Music From Chicago ... LP
Fantasy, 1955. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever by this unique bop trumpeter – and one that catches him with a strong comeback group that includes Chicagoans Ira Sullivan on trumpet and tenor, Vic Sproles on bass, and Norman Simmons on piano. Roy Haynes rounds out the group on drums – giving the proceedings a warm soulful feel. Titles include "Swingin With Daddy-O", "Hale To Dale", "Laura", and "Trumpet Juice". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing with obi!)

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✨✧ Red RodneySuperbop ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Sam Noto on trumpet and flugelhorn, with Jimmy Mulidore on alto and soprano sax and alto flute, Larry Covelli on tenor sax, Mayo Tiano on trombone, Dolo Coker on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Red RodneyYard's Pad ... LP
Sonet (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features Red on trumpet, with Arne Domnerus on alto, Bengt Hallberg on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and rounded corners.)

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✨✧ Red RodneyBorrowed Times – Red Rodney Quintets 1955 to 1959 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes three albums and features work with Tommy Flanagan, Roy Haynes, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones! CD

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✨✧ Red RodneyHey Chood ... CD
32 Jazz, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice collection that focuses on Rodney's initial run at Muse Records. Features Charles McPherson on alto, Bill Watrous on trombone, Roland Hanna on piano and keys, Roy Brooks on drums, and more! CD

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✨✧ Red RodneyHome Free ... LP
Muse, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Richie Cole on alto, David Schnitter on tenor, Barry Harris on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Red RodneyRed Rodney – 1957 ... CD
Prevue/Xanadu, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest 50s sessions from bop trumpet legend Red Rodney – a set that has longer tracks than some previous albums – and a very hip lineup with Ira Sullivan on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and either Elvin Jones or Philly Joe Jones on drums! Titles include "Ubas", "Box 2000", "Red Arrow", and "Star Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Red RodneyRed Snapper ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Red Rodney on trumpet and flugelhorn, Dick Oatts on tenor and alto sax, Garry Dial on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and John Riley on drums. CD

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✨✧ Red Rodney QuintetNo Turn On Red ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Red Rodney on trumpet and flugelhorn, Dick Oatts on soprano, alto and tenor saxes, Gary Dial on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and Joey Baron on drums. CD

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✨✧ Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart, Frances Wayne, Neal Hefti, Red RodneyEarly Bebop – Essential Keynote Collection 3 ... CD
Mercury/Nippon (Japan), 1946/1947. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Dave Lambert And Buddy Stewart With Red Rodney's Be-Boppers, Frances Wayne with Neal Hefti And His Orchestra, Neal Hefti And His Orchestra, and Red Rodney's Be-Boppers. CD
 
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✨✧ Batdorf & RodneyOff The Shelf ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Lambert/Buddy StewartYoung At Bop (10 inch LP) ... LP
EmArcy, 1954. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the few albums to ever feature the pre-Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross talents of Dave Lambert on vocals – caught here in duets with Buddy Stewart, in a sweet vocalese mode! Backing is by a hip lineup that includes Charlie Ventura on tenor, Red Rodney on trumpet, Tony Aless on piano, Serge Chaloff on baritone sax, and Billy Bauer on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie ParkerBird At St Nicks ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1950. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Posthumous issue of an early 50s live set by Charlier Parker – one of the many that were rushed to the public in the years after his early death. The set, like many of the other live ones from the time, isn't recorded that well – but the music is still pretty wonderful. There's a real focus on Bird in the way the microphone was set up – so although you hear the rest of the band comping in the background, the album almost works like a session of solo sax work by Parker – as his alto is right out front in the mix, playing with a faltering style at times – but in a way that only seems to deepen our vision of his genius. Players include Red Rodney on trumpet and Al Haig on piano – and titles include "Ornithology", "Star Eyes", "Visa", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", and "Confirmation". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerConfirmation ... CD
Past Perfect, Late 1940s. Used ... $2.99
Small group work with Howard McGhee, Lester Young, Red Rodney, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, and others. CD
(Gold CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Bandstand/Tokuma (Japan), 1949/1952. Used ... $18.99
With Dizzie Gillespie and Red Rodney on trumpet. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Charlie ParkerSwedish Schnapps – Genius Of Charlie Parker #8 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
A late 50s album that issues some killer combo material by Bird! One half of the album features work by a group that includes Red Rodney, John Lewis, Ray Brown, and Kenny Clarke – and the other features Parker with Miles Davis, Walter Bishop Jr, Max Roach, and Teddy Kotick. Tracks are short, and include some classics – and the album includes alternate takes of 4 numbers. Titles include "Si Si", "Swedish Schnapps", "Back Home Blues", "Lover Man", "Au Privave", "She Rote", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese Polygram pressing – UMV 2030. Cover has a cutout notch, light aging, and is bumped with a tiny split at the bottom right corner.)

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Charlie Parker QuintetCharlie Parker Quintet With Fats Navarro & Bud Powell – Complete Live At Birdland – May 17, 1950 ... CD
Rare Live Recordings, 1950. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
Charlie Parker on alto sax – joined here by Fats Navarro on tumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – plus a bonus set featuring JJ Johnson, Red Rodney, and Roy Haynes! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Serge ChaloffComplete Small Group Bop Sessions ... CD
Jazz Factory (Spain), Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by Serge Chaloff – recorded before his more well-known albums for the Storyville and Capitol labels, when he was first bringing the baritone sax into play with a boppish fluidity that made him one of the most striking players on the instrument! The set features a total of 23 tracks in all, with Chaloff in groups that include Ralph Burns, Chuck Wayne, Al Cohn, Red Rodney, Terry Gibbs, Charlie Mariano, Bill Harris, and Flip Phillips. Tracks include "Serge's Urge", "Pumpernickel", "The Goof & I", "Blue Serge", "Red Cross", "Pat", "Chasin The Bass", "Bopscotch", "Chickasaw", and "A Bar A Second". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clifford JordanDr Chicago ... LP
Beehive, 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice hardbop revival session for Clifford Jordan – recorded with a style that takes us back to his first years on wax – with an excellent lineup, and a very strong focus on the dynamic of the ensemble! The lineup includes Red Rodney on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jaki Byard on piano, and Vernel Fournier on drums – and the tracks are recorded with all the classic and loving touches of the best Beehive recordings – almost Blue Note or Prestige in the approach. Titles include "Dr Chicago", "Something To Live For", "Zombie", "Touch Love", and "If I Had You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some fraying and a peeled strip in back at the bottom edge.)

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✨✧ Charlie RouseSocial Call ... CD
Uptown, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great one blows in a sweet 50s modern harbop mode – in a group that also has Red Rodney on trumpet, Albert Dailey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums. CD

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie/Bennie Green/Eddie "Lockjaw" DavisPrestige First Sessions Vol 3 ... CD
Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Collects tracks from the Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, Bennie Green & His Band, the Red Rodney Quintet, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Includes the previously unissued track "I'm Gonna Eat You With A Spoon". CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBebop Live ... CD
Ezz-Thetics/Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1945/1948/1949. Used 2 CD ... Out Of Stock
Charlie Parker with Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Red Rodney, and Dizzy Gillespie. CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker (Bird On 52nd Street/Bird At St Nicks) ... LP
Jazz Workshop/Prestige, 1948. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Two rare Charlie Parker albums in a single set! First up is Bird On 52nd Street – one of the more obscure Charlie Parker sessions of the 40s – at least in the original release! The material was recorded in 1948, on a home tape recorder, but not issued until after his death – part of a huge wave of Charlie Parker material that hit the market at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s! The sound here is quite raw – made even more so by the recording quality – but it also offers up a good illustration of the sheer power of Bird back in the day, the kind of bold, bracing energy that made even more than the regular jazz world sit up and take notice. The group's a quintet – with Miles Davis on trumpet, Duke Jordan on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and there's been a few tape tricks in the mastering, in order to come up with a better version of some of the recordings. Tracks are short – in true bebop format – and titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Out Of Nowhere", "My Old Flame", "How High The Moon", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "Hot House", and "Chasin The Bird". Next is Bird At St Nicks – a posthumous issue of an early 50s live set by Charlier Parker – one of the many that were rushed to the public in the years after his early death. The set, like many of the other live ones from the time, isn't recorded that well – but the music is still pretty wonderful. There's a real focus on Bird in the way the microphone was set up – so although you hear the rest of the band comping in the background, the album almost works like a session of solo sax work by Parker – as his alto is right out front in the mix, playing with a faltering style at times – but in a way that only seems to deepen our vision of his genius. Players include Red Rodney on trumpet and Al Haig on piano – and titles include "Ornithology", "Star Eyes", "Visa", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Vinyl has light oxidation. Cover has faint ring wear.)

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✨✧ VariousOkeh Jazz ... LP
Okeh/Epic, 1950s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of obscure jazz and R&B instrumental sides from the great Okeh label of the 50s – including some excellent stormers from Chicago! Little Johnny Griffin checks in with "For Dancers Only", "Flyin Home", and "Chicago Riffin", and the first two cuts feature vocals by Babs Gonzales! Other tracks include "Money Is Honey" and "I Want A Big Butter & Egg Man" by Mary Ann McCall; "Dig This Menu Please" and "Red's Mambo", two fantastic R&B tunes from trumpeter Red Rodney; and "Smooth Sailin", "Walkin Home", and "Whispering", all by Arnett Cobb, and included here with some other nice tunes that rank with some of Cobb's best work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, ring wear, and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdLove Has Come Around/Loving You ... 12-inch
Elektra (UK), 1978/1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Massively jazzy soul from Donald Byrd – two "love" tunes from the late 70s and early 80s! "Love Has Come Around" goes in a whole new direction than his earlier Mizzell-styled work – snapping a sweet clapping groove, yet still keeping enough acoustic touches to keep things real – and coming across with the best mix of modes you'd hear in a classic Rodney Franklin track! "Loving You" is modern soul genius, a crisp stepping number with Byrd's trademark jazzy flourishes, soaring high on sweet strings, while keeping a really funky groove at the bottom – really one of the best mainstream blends of 70s club and soulful fusion from the time! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Serge ChaloffBaritone Sax Master – A Proper Introduction To Serge Chaloff ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hard-blown baritone from the great Serge Chaloff – one of the greatest jazz players on his instrument, heard here in a set of key late 40s recordings! Serge is perhaps best known for his 2 albums on Captiol – Blue Serge and Boston Blowup – but this collection offers up a great range of earlier 78rpm sessions, recorded for labels that include Motif, Mercer, Keynote, and Savoy – and it stands as a great complement to Capitol sessions. The sides a great progression from swing to bop – and feature Chaloff with players that include Al Cohn, Red Rodney, Allen Eager, Al Haig, George Wallington, Ralph Burns, and Nat Pierce. 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "Blue Serge", "Curbstone Shuffle", "Pennies From Heaven", "Gabardine & Serge", "Serge's Urge", "A Bar A Second", and "We The People". CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieTo Diz With Love – Live At The Blue Note ... CD
Telarc, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Junior Mance on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on durms – plus guest trumpet from Wynton Marsalis, Wallace Roney, Doc Cheatham, and Claudio Roditi, as well as Red Rodney on flugelhorn. CD

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanSeptet 1948 ... CD
Vaaan (Japan), 1948. Used ... Out Of Stock
Benny Goodman with Wardell Gray, Teddy Wilson, Red Rodney, Mary Lou Williams and others! CD

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✨✧ Gene KrupaDrummin' Man (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s/1940s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
Features Roy Eldridge, Anita O'Day, Frank Rosolino, Charlie Ventura, Red Rodney, Buddy Stewart, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerComplete Verve Master Takes (3CD box set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A jazz treasure chest – the 73 original recordings by Charlie Parker issued by Verve Records, all packaged in a special box with loads of great extras! The package strips down the Bird sides that have been issued by Verve over the years – going for just the original releases issued in the late 40s and 1950s, before alternate takes and extra material started overwhelming most standard packages of Parker's work. The set very nicely gets back to basics – hitting all the original 78rpm and LP sides cut by Bird, with supporting players that include Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Red Rodney, Flip Phillips, and Max Roach. The set's got 73 tracks on 3CDs, packaged in a totally cool metal box, along with a 60 page booklet on the music, and lots of rare photos! Beautiful stuff – and surprisingly nicely priced for what's inside! CD

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✨✧ Charlie RouseSocial Call ... LP
Uptown, 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The great one blows in a sweet 50s modern harbop mode – in a group with Red Rodney on trumpet, Albert Dailey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums. Titles include "Little Chico", "Social Call", "Half Nelson", "Greenhouse", "Darn That Dream", and "Casbah". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousOkeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949 to 1957 (3CD set) ... CD
Okeh/Epic, Mid 50s/1982. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An amazing collection – a wealth of rare R&B from the 50s years of Okeh Records – most of it only ever on 78s before, issued here in a really wonderful package! The set includes rare work from Andre Williams, Pearl Traylor, Red Rodney, Lloyd Fatman, The Shufflers, Larry Darnell, Sammy Cotton, Cliff King Solomon, Chuck Willis, Jumpin Joe Williams, Titus Turner, The Treneirs, Chris Powell, and many others! Loads of tracks – 78 cuts in all – some previously unissued, too! CD

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Woody HermanCapitol Jazz Classics Vol 9 – Early Autumn ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great version of Ralph Burns' "Early Autumn" – and vintage 40s material from the Herman band, with Red Rodney, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, and Rolf Ericson on trumpets; Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Stan Getz on saxes! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s red label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker At Birdland Vol 1 ... CD
Ember (UK), 1950. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Charlie Parker on alto saxophone, JJ Johnson on trombone, Fats Navarro and Red Rodney on trumpet, Al Haig and Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell and Tommy Potter on bass, and Art Blakey and Roy Haynes on drums. CD

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerSwedish Schnapps Plus (Genius Of Charlie Parker #8) – The Great Quintet Sessions 1949 to 1951 ... CD
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A late 50s album that issues some killer combo material by Bird! One half of the album features work by a group that includes Red Rodney, John Lewis, Ray Brown, and Kenny Clarke – and the other features Parker with Miles Davis, Walter Bishop Jr, Max Roach, and Teddy Kotick. Tracks are short, and include some classics – and the album includes alternate takes of 4 numbers. Titles include "Si Si", "Swedish Schnapps", "Back Home Blues", "Lover Man", "Au Privave", "She Rote", and "Star Eyes". The Plus part is also a session including Parker with Kenny Dorham, Al Aig, Tommy Potter and Max Roach. Tracks include "Segment", "Passport" and "Diverse". This CD includes a hand full of alternate takes also! CD
 
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Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Caz, Chris Stein, etc.Wild Style – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Animal/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
A really great record, and maybe one of the few hip hop soundtracks to get at the real feel of the music on the streets – maybe no surprise, as the film for which it was created did the same thing! This isn't a fluffed-up Hollywood take on hip hop, with mainstream soul thrown into the mix – as the record was put together by Fab 5 Freddy and Chris Stein – the latter of whom really invests in his hip hop cred away from Blondie, and also provides some cool guitar bits and effects in the music too! There's some great freestyle bits and turntable tracks that really get at the underground side of the music that was alive and well at the time – and titles include "Wild Style Theme Rap 1" by Grandmaster Caz & Chris Stein, "Basketball Throwdown" by Cold Crush Bros & The Fantastic Four, "Stoop Rap" by Double Trouble & Rodney Cee, "Rammellzee & Shock Dell at the Amphitheatre" with Grandmixer DST, "Wild Style Subway Rap 2" by Grand Master Caz & Chris Stein, and "Cold Crush Brothers At The Dixie". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEarl's Closet – The Lost Archive Of Earl McGrath 1970 to 1980 ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99 38.99
Earl McGrath looks pretty darn cool on the cover, and from all reports he was a pretty darn cool guy in the 70s too – head of Rolling Stones Records, and friend and confidant to some very hip folks in the music industry! After Earl passed, a closet full of unreleased tapes was discovered at his home – really wonderful material by artists big and small, brought together here in a treasure trove of tracks that give us a whole different look at the 70s! Given the obscurity, most titles are demo recordings with lean instrumentation – but that quality makes the work by big stars even more interesting, and really delivers the best work of the special singer/songwriters that McGrath would always champion. Titles include "Cocaine Cowboy" and "Gonna California" by Terry Allen, "California" by Mark Rodney, "Baby Come Closer" and "Dry In The Sun" by Hall & Oates, "Funky But Chic" by David Johansen, "Tension" by Jim Carroll, "Oh La La" by Shadow, "Christopher" by Michael McCarty, "Holy Commotion" by Paul Potash, "Sail Away" by Jabor, "Invisible Lady" by Johnny Angel, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" by Blood Brothers Six, and "Salt Showers" by Len & Betsy Green. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big 20 page booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFeets Don't Fail Me Now ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Sweet keyboard grooves from Herbie Hancock – and a set that has him taking up some of the territory of younger players he'd inspired – like Bobby Lyle, Webster Lewis, or Rodney Franklin! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix here, including some great work on vocoder – blended in with Hancock's work on jazzy keyboards – all wrapped up in a cosmic level that really fits the image on the cover, and which acts as a preface for some of the electro work to come in the early 80s! The blend is great – with that sublime balance that Hancock did better than anyone else – and titles include "Trust Me", "You Bet Your Love", "Tell Everybody", "Honey From The Jar", and "Knee Deep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rodney FranklinIt Takes Two ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A bit late in Rodney's classic years for Columbia, but still pretty darn nice – although certainly much more of a soul album than before! A fair number of the tracks here have standout lyrics – sung by Brenda Russell, Philip Ingram, Frank Musker, and even Franklin himself – but the keyboards still dominate pretty strongly, and include the mix of electric and acoustic modes that always made Rodney's albums nice. The keys show a definite influence of 80s technology, as does the production – which is shared by Franklin and Michel Colombier – and titles include "Motion", "Broken Wings", "It Takes Two", "My Wish", "The Eagle & The Condor", and "Look What's Showing Through". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WindjammerWindjammer 1 ... CD
MCA/Finesse (UK), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from an overlooked 80s group – one who mixes moogy keyboards with a warmer soul vibe – all in a style that's totally sweet! Windjammer have a lot more warmth than some of their contemporaries – a sound that's deep in older soul touches from the 70s – classy club one minute, softer soul the next – often with some jazzier currents on the keyboards, showing almost a Rodney Franklin-esque approach to the music, but with a lot more vocals overall. Keyboards are handled by Fred McCray, and lead vocals are by Carl Dennis – but all of the group joins in on the harmonies. Tom Tom 84 did most of the arrangements, and they definitely show his sweetly compressed sound – and titles include "You've Got Me Dancing", "Stay", "I've Had It", "I'll Always Love You", "Rockin", "Don't Change", "Time Will Tell", and "Winter Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieSesjun Radio Shows Vols 1 & 2/Concert Of The Century (3CD set) ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three later live sets from Dizzy Gillespie – all in a single package! Sesjun Radio Shows 1 is great, and if you like Dizzy Gillespie as much as us, you'll know that he kept on getting better and better as the years went on – continuing to evolve as a musician, into territory that's always very different than what he was giving the world a few years before! That's definitely the case here, on two live performances done for Dutch Radio in the late 70s – both of which feature a guitar as the key partner – with Rodney Jones on the first half, Ed Cherry on the second, and bass from Benjamin Brown and drums from the great Mickey Roker. Tracks are long, and open up in this really wonderful way – and the group is joined by percussionist Sheyvonne Wright on the second half, who also sings a bit too. There's a quality here that's much more in the best 70s work on the Muse label than you might expect – and titles include "Barcelona", "Diddy Wah Diddy", "Toccata", "The Truth", "Night In Tunisia", "Manha De Carnaval", and Round Midnight". Sesjun Radio Shows 2 is further proof that the genius of Dizzy Gillespie knows no bounds, even in later years – as these two different radio performances feature Diz with very unique saxophonists – both of whom really transform the sound of the group! The first half of the set has Gillespie on trumpet with a young Paquito D'Rivera on soprano and alto sax – a young player really coming into his own here, in an unusual group that also features Canadian guitarist Ed Cherry, bassist Michael Howell, and drummer Ignacio Berroa – on titles that include the funky "Unicorn", plus "All The Things You Are" and "Cripple Crapple Crutch". The second half will be even more surprising to fans of avant jazz – as the legendary Sam Rivers joins the group on tenor and soprano sax – blowing straighter than on his free improv records, but definitely adding an edge! The rest of the group features Cherry and Berroa, with John Lee in on bass for Howell – and titles include "Tanga", "Manteca", and "Birk's Works". Concert Of The Century is a record with a title that's a hell of a claim to make – but it's also a hell of a concert, too – one that features Dizzy Gillespie blowing with an all-star small group lineup – in really stretched-out takes on the tunes, at a level that rivals his best 70s material on the Pablo label! In addition to Gillespie on trumpet, players also include Milt Jackson on vibes, James Moody on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all working together as seamlessly as you'd expect! Titles include "Darben The Redd Foxx", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Get Happy", "Blues N Boogie", "If I Should Lose You", and "Bass Solo/Manha De Carnaval/Work Song". CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisLes Fleurs/Fantasy/Keys To The City ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1983/1985/1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A trio of 80s albums from piano genius Ramsey Lewis – all brought together in a single package! First up is Les Fleurs – a bit later than Ramsey Lewis' classic electric sides for Columbia Records in the 70s, but still a pretty great little album – and one that mixes mellow grooves on Fender Rhodes with a nice dose of acoustic piano – in a style that's a bit like Rodney Franklin at the time, but considerably warmer and sweeter overall! The core trio backs Ramsey on acoustic bass and drums – but there's plenty of extra bits added in throughout, including a bit of sax from Ronnie Laws, and some overall arrangements and additional keys from Tom Tom 84 – who really helps keep a sophisticated Chicago vibe in place – almost a ghost of Charles Stepney, lurking nicely in the background. Titles include remakes of "Reasons", "Les Fleurs", and "Super Woman" – plus the tracks "Physical", "With A Gentle Touch", and "Essence Of Love". Fantasy is a sweet 80s set that has Ramsey Lewis showing the world that he's still one of the reigning master of the keyboard – as he opens up here with a whole bunch of keys from that decade, at a level that marks a strong new chapter from his electric work of the 70s! Lewis works alongside additional keyboardists Morris Butch Stewart and Lonnie Graves – and at times, even the rhythms are electric too – influenced by both R&B and hip hop at times, similar to Herbie Hancock electric experiments of the time – but with more of that soulful vibe that we love from Ramsey! There's a bit of vocals on the record – courtesy of Stewart, Maurice White, Brenda Mitchell, Josie Aiello, and Alice Sanderson Echols – on titles that include "Les Clefs De Mon Coeur", "It's Gonna Change", "Victim Of A Broken Heart", "Slow Dancin", "Ram Jam", "This Ain't No Fantasy", "Part Of Me", and "The Quest". Keys To The City is a late 80s effort that still has the piano genius very much at the top of his game – tight, but never in the sleepier territory of some of the smooth jazz artists who were coming into the scene! Ramsey's on piano both electric and acoustic – getting more keyboard help from Larry Dunn, who also handles arrangements – with musicians who include Don Myrick on saxes, Roland Bautista on guitar, and Maurice White on percussion – the last of whom is a key influence here, as it's clear that Lewis is holding onto that great balance of jazz and soul that he furthered in his work with White and Earth Wind & Fire in the 70s. Titles include "Keys To The City", "7/11", "Strangers", "My Love Will Lead You Home", "You're Falling In Love", "Shamballa", and "Love & Understanding". CD
 
 
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