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✨✧ Andy & the Riverside SextetAndy & The Riverside Sextet ... CD
Orc/Melodias (Colombia), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Riverside Jazz StarsJazz Version Of Kean ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just another jazz version of songs from a hit musical – as the lineup of "Riverside Jazz Stars" here includes Blue Mitchell and Clark Terry on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Ron Carter on bass! Arrangements are by Jimmy Heath, Ernie Wilkins, and the great Melba Liston – on titles that include "Sweet Danger", "Chime In!", and "Elena". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and some splash stains on the back.)

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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Pre-soul jazz years for Cannonball – with players who include Milt Jackson or Victor Feldman on vibes, Nat Adderley on cornet, Bill Evans or Wynton Kelly on piano, and Percy Heath or Sam Jones on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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Kenny Drew TrioKenny Drew Trio (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Light and tippling magic from pianist Kenny Drew – working here in trio formation with Philly Joe Jones on drums and Paul Chambers on bass, and getting a nice degree of freedom in this early Riverside session! There's a "newness" here that continues the inroads Kenny made on his first few sides for Blue Note – a piano style that's respectful of 50s mainstream, but finds its own space without falling into too-boppish modes or easy modern traps. The set features a great reading of Kenny's classic "Weird-O", as well as his great "Blues For Nica" – and other tunes include "Caravan", "Ruby My Dear", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese Victor pressing, SMJ-6037M, including obi and insert.)

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Thelonious MonkComplete Riverside Recordings (15CD set) ... CD
Riverside, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 15CDs ... $129.99
Amazing music from one of our favorite periods of Thelonious Monk – a time of new discoveries, new strengths, and some great work with tenor sax! CD
(Includes book – and in nice shape!)

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Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A collection of sides cut in the early 60s by Wes for Riverside, collected later when the label was owned by ABC. There's a couple of cuts in a nice organ trio feature the great Mel Rhyne "Round Midnight" and "Yesterdays", plus several that feature his brothers Buddy and Monk or Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers. There's a total of 9 tracks, including "Love Walked In", "Darn That Dream", "The Lamp Is Low" and "One For My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George RussellEzz-Thetics (Riverside) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Angular modernism from George Russell – a record that's still strongly preoccupied with his interest in modes and tones, but which also manages to swing nicely as well! The group here is a sextet – with Eric Dolphy making a great appearance on alto and bass clarinet – alongside Dave Baker on trombone, Don Ellis on trumpet, Steve Swallow on bass, and Joe Hunt on drums. Although the leader, Russell never lets his piano dominate, but instead mostly punctuates – pointing the way forward to the horn players, who group together in tremendous formation – the slide off into separate space for their solos! Titles include Russell standards "Ezz-Thetic" and "Lydiot", plus great readings of "Nardis" and "Round Midnight". CD
(Out of print.)

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George RussellEzz-Thetics (Riverside) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1961. Used ... $19.99
Angular modernism from George Russell – a record that's still strongly preoccupied with his interest in modes and tones, but which also manages to swing nicely as well! The group here is a sextet – with Eric Dolphy making a great appearance on alto and bass clarinet – alongside Dave Baker on trombone, Don Ellis on trumpet, Steve Swallow on bass, and Joe Hunt on drums. Although the leader, Russell never lets his piano dominate, but instead mostly punctuates – pointing the way forward to the horn players, who group together in tremendous formation – the slide off into separate space for their solos! Titles include Russell standards "Ezz-Thetic" and "Lydiot", plus great readings of "Nardis" and "Round Midnight". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Riverside) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key classic from Thelonious Monk's years at Riverside – and an album that's as compelling as its haunting title! The session features Thelonious working with a great quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, playing these wonderfully angular lines; Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, working in well-rounded tones that add a lot of depth to the work; and Roy Haynes on drums, bringing in a playfully rhythmic spirit that really matches the tone of Monk's compositions – a wonderful quartet to interpret the thoughtful, angular, inventive numbers on the set – not just Monk's own tunes, but some killer arrangements of a few classics too. Tracks are all longish, and the album features key readings of "In Walked Bud", "Misterioso", "Nutty", and "Let's Cool One". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot! (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Simple and elegant genius from Zoot Sims – an overlooked quartet session recorded with George Handy on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Handy was the famous arranger for the Boyd Rayburn group in the 40s, and here he arranges the whole set – and also contributes a number of original tunes – making for a very fresh session that gets Zoot far past the usual bag of well-worn standards. And with Ware on bass, there's an extra depth to the set in the rhythm department that opens things up nicely – not dramatically, but enough to allow for some more emphatic playing on the part of Sims! Titles include "Osmosis", "Here & Now", "Swim Jim", "Why Cry", and "Echoes Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with deep groove, RLP 12-228. Cover has some edge wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Kenny Drew TrioKenny Drew Trio (Riverside) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Light and tippling magic from pianist Kenny Drew – working here in trio formation with Philly Joe Jones on drums and Paul Chambers on bass, and getting a nice degree of freedom in this early Riverside session! There's a "newness" here that continues the inroads Kenny made on his first few sides for Blue Note – a piano style that's respectful of 50s mainstream, but finds its own space without falling into too-boppish modes or easy modern traps. The set features a great reading of Kenny's classic "Weird-O", as well as his great "Blues For Nica" – and other tunes include "Caravan", "Ruby My Dear", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". CD

 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group with brother Nat on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums – and a young Bobby Timmons on piano, really cooking things up with tremendous drive, energy, and a sense of the groove! Titles include a great workout on Timmons' classic "This Here", plus originals "You Got It" and Spontaneous Combustion", and a great version of "Hi Fly". Soul jazz at its best, by one of the groups who gave the genre its name in the first place! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $4.99
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Cannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Good+ ... $6.99
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has a split spine and bottom seam, with some tape residue on the seams.)
Also available Cannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... CD 4.99

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Cannonball AdderleyJapanese Concerts (Nippon Soul plus unreleased bonus tracks) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1963. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A nice double LP expanding on Cannonball's swingin' Japanese concert set issued as Nippon Soul, adding dates from the same concert tour. Featuring one of Cannonball's best groups from the 60's, with Joe Zawinul on piano, brother Nat on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums, and adding Yusef Lateef, who does some excellent reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe – and who's playing at this point with that great mix of soul jazz and out-sounds that he was cooking up at the time. With the half dozen tunes from the original issue, including an excellent 12 minute reading of Lateef's "Brother John", pls "Tengo Tango", "Come Sunday", "The Weaver", "Easy To Love" and "Nippon Soul", plus the additional numbers 'Work Song", "Autumn Leaves", "Dizzy's Business", "Primitivo" and "Jive Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJazz Workshop Revisited ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great live classic from the Cannonball Adderley Sextet of the early 60s – that famous group that included Nat Adderley on cornet, Yusef Lateef on tenor and flute, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums! Tracks are long, and these guys are really on fire in a live setting – and titles include a stellar 11 minute version of "The Jive Samba", one of Cannonball's greatest tracks – plus "Primitivo", "Lillie", and "Mellow Buno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The style is almost more that of Evans than it is Cannonball – lightly lyrical, with a good sense of space – in a way that has Adderley playing out front very strongly, cutting some beautiful lines with his solos, in a really unfettered way! Titles include versions of two of Evans' tracks – "Waltz For Debby" and "Know What I Mean?" – plus nice moody takes on other material, like John Lewis' "Venice", Clifford Jordan's "Toy", and Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye". Remastered edition with 2 bonus tracks: "Who Cares (Take 4)" and "Know What I Mean? (Take 12)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $5.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyVery Best Of Cannonball Adderley ... CD
Riverside, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball's Bossa Nova ... CD
Capitol/Riverside, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. It's here now, though, and the record's a real treat – especially at this price! Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". Plus, the CD also features bonus single versions of "Corcovado" and "Clouds"! CD

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Nat Adderley & The Three SoundsBranching Out ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good- ... $14.99
Nat and Johnny Griffin front The Three Sounds in this easy-going soul jazz session with a nice rolling groove. The set's got a couple of originals – "Sister Caroline" and "Branching Out" – plus versions of "Well You Needn't" and "I've Got Plenty Of Nothin". Gene Harris & The Three Sounds make for a nice backing, and Johnny Griffin's solos are as sharp as they ever were at this point. LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-285, with microphone logo. Labels have some marker. Cover has a split bottom seam and some marker.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker In New York ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $5.99
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, and the sound is much more in the mode of Riverside at the time, than the sound of Chet's earlier Pacific Jazz records – and Chet holds his own nicely in this company, giving a hint of the style to come in a few more years. Titles include "Fair Weather", "Hotel 49", "When Lights Are Low", "Solar", and "Blue Thoughts". CD features the bonus track "Soft Winds". CD

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Chet BakerPlays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (20 bit remastered) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... $9.99
With Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, and even some piano from Bill Evans! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke & The Wolverines ... LP
Riverside, Mid 20s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing – white label with light blue text! Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 5.)

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Raphael BoguslavSongs From A Village Garret ... LP
Riverside, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam and notes in front.)

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✨✧ John Benson Brooks with Cannonball AdderleyAlabama Concerto ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $5.99
A groundbreaking album – not only for Cannonball Adderley, but for the jazz concerto format, used to strong effect here in this excellent modernist composition by John Benson Brooks! The album's based on a number of historical and mythical southern themes – and although it gets a bit hokey at times, the work of Adderley and Art Farmer on the solo sections really opens up the piece and gives it a deep sense of soul. The setting is a drummer-less small group, with Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Brooks on occasional piano – and themes include "The Loop", "Trampin", "Little John Shoes", "Milord's Calling", and "Rufus Playboy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ByrdGuitar Artistry (AKA Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd) ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later 60s reissue of Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd.)

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✨✧ Sascha Burland & Mason AdamsIn Our Own Image – The Idiots & Company ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Charlie ByrdByrd's Word ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Buck Hill on tenor sax and Bobby Felder on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Orpheum pressing.)

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Bob CorwinBob Corwin Quartet Featuring The Trumpet Of Don Elliott ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good ... $34.99
An early session from trumpeter Don Elliott – one that already has him working as the standout star in the quartet of pianist Bob Corwin! Elliott only plays on 8 of the album's 10 tracks, but his well-crafted trumpet lines really make the album sparkle – almost a Clifford Brown sort of sweetness and fluidity, with a sound that's quite different from some of more gimmicky sessions. Corwin's piano is pretty strong too, but it's clear from the way the session was recorded that the main spotlight's on Don Elliott – and for good reason too! Titles include "My Shining Hour", "Rico Jico Joe", "I Remember You", "Gone With The Wind", "Pony Tail", and "I'll Remember April". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-220, with microphone logo & deep groove. Vinyl has small press flaw bumps. Cover has some wear, aging, and small seam splits.)

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Tadd DameronMagic Touch ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of Tadd Dameron's last true jazz sides – featuring the bop maestro composing, arranging, and conducting for a large group that includes Bill Evans, Johnny Griffin, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, and Philly Joe Jones. There's a bit of Ellington in the album – with somber washes of mood and color, in a manner that was always one of Dameron's strongest suits – and the quality of the players, especially Evans, really adds a lot to the album. Titles include "On A Misty Night", "Just Plain Talkin", "You're A Joy", "Swift As The Wind", and "Dial B For Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinBlues Up & Down ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
Lockjaw and Johnny Griffin cut a pile of excellent albums together during the early 60s, but this one's one of our favorites! The record's a bit tighter than most – with the twin-tenor lineup grooving together on some short hard vamping numbers that have a very in-the-pocket groove. The rhythm's by Lloyd Mayers on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and the whole thing grooves away like a house on fire. Titles include "Layin On Mellow", "Oh Gee", "Camp Meeting", and "Nice & Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a stain on front.)

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Kenny Dorham2 Horns/2 Rhythm (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $6.99
Classic early work from Kenny Dorham as a leader – a brilliant set that sparkles with modern touches! The group's a quartet that pairs Kenny's trumpet with the alto sax of the late Ernie Henry – a perfect accompanist that brings out both the brightness in Kenny's horn, and the edgier touches that made him one of the most exciting trumpeters to appear in the 50s scene. The rest of the group features GT Hogan on drums and Wilbur Ware or Eddie Mathias on bass – and the session's got a great reading of Kenny's classic "Lotus Blossom", plus the tracks "Jazz Classic", "Noose Bloos", "The End Of A Love Affair", and "Soon". CD also features a bonus track – an alternate take of "Sposin". CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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Kenny Dorham with Cannonball AdderleyBlue Spring ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A pretty warm and lyrical set by Kenny – accompanied here by a larger group that includes Cecil Payne, David Amram, and Cannonball Adderley on horns, plus a young Cedar Walton on piano. Dorham wrote 4 of the album's tracks, and they provide a perfect showcase for his polished trumpet style. Titles include "Spring Cannon", "Blue Spring", "Poetic", and "Passion Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Bill Evans5 Original Albums (Explorations/Waltz For Debby/Moonbeams/Interplay/At Shelly's Manne Hole) (5CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $16.99
A great package – 5 wonderful albums from Bill Evans, all in tiny LP-styled sleeves! Explorations features the Bill Evans trio with Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – a near-perfect lineup that forever raise the bar for jazz piano expression! The title here is certainly apt – because even though many of the tunes are shortish, Evans has a sense of exploration in the way he's approaching the keys – one that still retains some of the lyrically rhythmic traces of his first few records – but which also glides forth into territory that was virtually untapped on record for the time. The revolution here is so subtle, it's easy to miss from the perspective of our generation – but give it a few listens, and the record will open up beautifully! Titles include "Israel", "Haunted Heart", "Elsa", "Nardis", and "I Wish I Knew". Waltz For Debby is an incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both players who could shake free from conventional rhythmic roles in a piano trio, yet who also support Evans' lyrically modal playing here beautifully! The tracks are a bit longer than Bill's studio sides from the time, allowing for even more magical interplay on the keys – and titles include "My Foolish Heart", "Waltz For Debby", "Detour Ahead", "My Romance", "Some Other Time", and "Milestones". Moonbeams is a very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". Interplay is a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall on guitar – alongside rhythm players Percy Heath on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – already a unique enough match for Evans' talents! The pairing of Evans and Hall has been beautifully documented on other records – and sounds equally great here – but the real treat is Freddie Hubbard's horn, which often lays back on most of the tracks, then bursts in with a brashness that really ignites some of the tunes! Titles include "When You Wish Upon A Star", "You & The Night & The Music", "I'll Never Smile again", "You Go To My Head" and the Evans original, "Interplay". At Shelly's Manne Hole is a great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight". CD

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansConception (New Jazz Conceptions plus bonus tracks) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1956/1958/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An expanded version of Bill Evans' first album as a leader – and a well-titled set that went onto transform the sound of the piano in jazz! The core session isn't as lyrically free as some of Evans' later classics, but already has an undeniably fresh approach to the keys – one that's modern, yet never academic – fluid, but never flowery – pure genius of economy and understatement, while also at the same time opening bold new worlds in sound. The trio features drummer Paul Motian and bassist Teddy Kotick, and titles include the classics "Five" and "Waltz For Debby", the latter of which is performed solo by Evans – plus tracks that include "Displacement", "I Love You", "My Romance", "No Cover, No Minimum", and "Our Delight". Added to the original album is a full record of (then) previously unissued tunes – mostly solo piano numbers recorded in 1958 and 1962 – on titles that include "Easy To Love", "Some Other Time", "Danny Boy", and "In Your Own Sweet Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $199.99
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his early powers here – working with a straightforward rhythm combo that features Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but still hitting those beautifully fluid, beautifully spacious lines that set his playing apart from most who'd come before him. Tracks include 3 solo numbers – "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece", and the very short "Epilogue" – plus trio tracks "Night & Day", "Minority", "Tenderly", and "Oleo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono standard sized blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 12-291, with microphone logo and thin deep groove on one side. Cover has some wear on the bottom right corner and light surface wear on back, in great shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansMoonbeams ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $3.99
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout this set, without ever giving up it's lyrical approach. Titles are mostly standards – but really transformed by the touch of the trio – and tunes include "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Autumn Leaves", "Witchcraft", "When I Fall In Love", "Peri's Scope", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Spring Is Here", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", and "Blue In Green". CD features 1 bonus track! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram WaxTime pressing.)

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Victor FeldmanMerry Olde Soul ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $19.99
One of the best Victor Feldman albums recorded in the US – a really solidly swinging set of tunes, cut in New York with a hip trio that includes Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – plus Hank Jones on piano, on the few tracks of the album that feature Feldman playing the vibes! There's a much more fluid and open feel here than on some of Feldman's earlier work – almost a trace of the exotic, which comes no doubt from Jones and Hayes' Adderley-instructed rhythm work. The album's got some really great numbers that you'd never guess were coming from Feldman – especially when he's picking up the vibes – and titles include "Lisa", "Serenity", "Come Sunday", "Bloke's Blues", "The Man I Love", and "Mosey On Down". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob GibsonI Come For To Sing ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good ... $7.99
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(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo. Cover has light wear and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bob GibsonThere's A Meetin Here Tonight ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with microphone logo and deep groove.)

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Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab QuintetGigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab Quintet ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Hard to find Riverside LP of this group led by Gigi Gryce running down nice hard bop numbers. There's no dry academic performances here, not that you'd guess that from the line-up, but the title kind of leads you in that direction. Donald Byrd and Gryce are playing nice and hard up front, with Wade Legge on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Art Taylor on drums cooking nicely in the rhythm section. The tracks include Legge's "Geraldine" and Gryce's "Minority" plus "Love For Sale", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Straight Ahead", and "Wake Up!". CD
(Out of print.)

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Barry HarrisPreminado ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An album that's as evocative as its title – one that features a young Barry Harris stepping out with the kind of sound that first got him noticed right away! There's a bit of a bop influence in the way he hits the keys on the set, but the overall approach is often more lyrically soulful – round and warm, but never too sleepy – and always ready to stop a minute for thought, then leap forward strongly after a bit of brief consideration. The trio here features Joe Benjamin on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include the originals "Preminado", "Play Carol Play", and "One Down" – plus versions of "Talk Of The Town" and "My Heart Stood Still". CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawk Flies (Hawk Flies High plus singles) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, Mid 40s/1957. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A nice set that brings together Hawk Flies High plus earlier material from 78s! The core record is a key album in the reintroduction of Coleman Hawkins in the late 50s – recorded in a style that still bears a lot of traces of earlier years, but at a time when Hawk was being claimed as a key influence by a variety of younger modernists! The set's got a sense of freedom that's really surprising – especially on the longer numbers, which unfold with some playful instrumental twists that seem to come especially from trumpeter Idrees Sulieman and trombonist JJ Johnson – both of whom are great on the record. Other players include Hank Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Oscar Pettiford on bass – and titles include "Juicy Fruit", "Think Deep", "Blue Lights", "Sanctity", and "Chant". Other material is from 40s 78s – very nicely presented! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy HeathThumper ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1959. Used ... $11.99
A definite thumper from the young Jimmy Heath – proof that he was always one of the hippest cats in his scene, even at the start! The record's ostensibly a blowing session with a handful of like-minded hardboppers from the late 50s – but as usual for Heath, the overall sound is something deeper in the end – way more than just some simple solo moments over straight rhythms, and instead a record that really takes off with a well-arranged sense of energy! Even at this early date, Jimmy's showing a great talent for putting a group together – and he works the sextet with an feeling that hints strongly at soul jazz modes to emerge in the 60s – especially the deeper-toned styles of some of the groups in which Heath would work as a sideman later on in the decade. Players here include Nat Adderley on cornet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – but 2 of the album's tracks feature Jimmy alone with the rhythm section. Titles include "For Minors Only", "Who Needs It?", "Don't You Know I Care", "Two Tees", "The Thumper", "Newkeep", "For All We Know", "I Can Make You Love Me", and "Nice People". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a bit of pen and some highlighter in the track list.)

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Jimmy HeathTriple Threat ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $39.99
Excellent early work from Jimmy Heath – only his 3rd LP as a leader (hence the title), but already showing a tremendous talent for soulful expression that would blossom even more strongly in the 70s! The style here is really a cut above most of Jimmy's contemporaries – as the record features Heath-penned arrangements for both sextet and quartet groups – the former of which feature some especially great horn parts, ones that are creative, but never too overly-complicated – and stretch out in a way that sets a new standard for soul jazz arrangements of the period. Players include Freddie Hubbard, Julius Watkins, Cedar Walton, Percy Heath, and Albert Heath – and on the quartet numbers, Jimmy's tenor takes center stage with the rhythm section's support. Tracks are well-written, with an approach that might be dubbed modernist soul jazz – and tunes include "Gemini", "Bruh Slim", "Goodbye", "Dew & Mud", and "Prospecting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Vinyl has marks that click a bit on "Bruh Slim", in nice shape otherwise. Cover has a small piece of tape on the top seam & center split in the bottom seam.)

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Ernie HenryLast Chorus ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $13.99
A fitting title for a wonderful record – the last album issued under the name of altoist Ernie Henry – an amazing 50s player who recorded famously with Thelonius Monk, but only got to make a handful of his own dates before an untimely early death! The posthumous release brings together some unreleased material cut by Henry for Riverside in a few different styles – a hip octet session with Melba Liston on trombone, Benny Golson on tenor, and Lee Morgan on trumpet; a piano-less quartet date cut with Kenny Dorham on trumpet; a session with Monk on piano and Sonny Rollins on tenor; and a quartet date with Wynton Kelly on piano. Titles include "Melba's Tune", "Cleo's Chant", "Ba Lu Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Like Someone In Love", "All The Things You Are", and "Beauty & The Blues". CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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Ernie HenryPresenting Ernie Henry ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the few records ever cut by this fantastic alto player from the mid 50s! Henry most famously worked with Monk, but his albums as a leader are great – and this one features Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew, Wilbur Ware, and Art Taylor, all components of a totally solid Riverside lineup. Titles include "Orient", "Active Ingredients", "Checkmate", and "Free Flight". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink with obi.)

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Ernie HenrySeven Standards & A Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Ernie Henry was a fantastic alto player who only cut a rare few albums before his untimely death. Most folks will know him from his great work on a few Monk sessions – but this album features tracks that were the last the Henry cut as a leader, done in late 1957 shortly before he passed away. The records show Henry as an emerging lyrical modernist on the alto – kind of a soul jazz version of Lee Konitz, but with a bit more of a swing. The group includes Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, and Philly Joe Jones – and tracks include "Specific Gravity", "My Ideal", "Like Someone In Love", and "Soon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited OJC pressing.)

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Elmo HopeAll Star Sessions (Informal Jazz/Homecoming) ... LP
Prestige/Riverside, 1956/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
2 of the few sessions that pianist Elmo Hope cut as a leader in groups with horn players – back to back in a 2LP set, with great notes! The first disc on the set features material from the album Informal Jazz – a 1956 blowing session with Hope on the keys, and a great group that includes Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, and Hank Mobley – plus Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The 4 tracks from that session are all nice and long, with plenty of solo space – and titles include "Weeja", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "On It", and "Avalon". Next up is material from the album Homecoming – a great little album that Hope made upon his return to the east coast in the early 60s, not too long before he passed away. Half the tunes are cut with a sextet that features Blue Mitchell, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath – and the other are cut with a trio that features Hope, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones, who provide the rhythm for the sextet tunes. The mix of settings is about half and half – and titles include "Moe Jr", "La Berthe", "Eyes So Beautiful", and "One Mo Blues". It's great to hear Hope back with horns, after cutting so many trio sides during this point in his life – and his unique style on the keys is still matched nicely with the larger group of players. LP, Vinyl record album

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Franz JacksonChicago – The Living Legends – Franz Jackson's Original Jass All Stars ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove.)

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Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (Keepnews collection with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. New Copy ... $4.99
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus versions of "Stairway To The Stars (take 2)", "Stablemates (take 2)", "Jingles (take 8)", and "Delilah (take 3)". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Philly Joe JonesPhilly Joe Jones Showcase ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the most stormin albums by this legendary hardbop drummer! The album features Philly leading a crack group of arch-modern boppers – like Bil Barron, Blue Mitchell, Julian Priester, and Sonny Clark – and the appearance of Barron especially is very welcome! The tracks are short, tight, and filled with that angular groove that you get on the best of these Riverside hardbop sessions. Titles include "Battery Blues", "Minor Mode", "Joe's Debut", and "Gwen", which features a smaller group, with Jones on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, SMJ-6193, including the insert.)

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Clifford JordanStarting Time ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $34.99
A great early Clifford Jordan record, and a tight bit of jazz from this great Chicago tenor player. Another Chicago favorite, Wilbur Ware, is on bass, and a young Cedar Walton's playing piano, and with warmth like that, Jordan and trumpeter Kenny Dorham sound great next to each other. Loads of original hard bop lines by Jordan, including "Extempore" and "Quittin' Time", plus "Mosaic" and "One Flight Down" by Cedar Walton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions Jazzland presing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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King OliverBack O Town ... LP
Riverside, Late 20s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Seminal work from the legendary cornet player – featuring a few tracks with Jelly Roll Morton on piano, and a number of others with the group of pianist Clarence Williams. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam and light wear.)

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Mangione Brothers SextetJazz Brothers ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
Think what you want about Chuck and his 70s hits, this version of the Mangione Brothers is a cooker! Chuck is on trumpet, Gap is on piano, and the rest of the group features Larry Combs on alto, Sal Nistico on tenor, Bill Saunders on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – all grooving in a nice soul jazz bounce that's clearly influenced by Cannonball Adderley – no surprise, since Cannon produced the set! Titles include the strong originals "Something Different", "Struttin With Sandra", "The Gap", and "Alice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has clear tape along the top seam and some light wear.)

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Ernest Maxin OrchestraGreat Themes From Great Movies ... LP
Riverside, 1960s. Very Good ... $1.99
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Clem McCarthyVoice Of American Sports ... LP
Riverside, 1930s/1940s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Red label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove.)

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Blue MitchellBlue Mitchell Big 6 ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Blue in the main style of his early years at Riverside – working in an all-star group (the "Big 6" in the title), with players that include Johnny Griffin, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, and Philly Joe Jones. Blue's leadership isn't that strong – but fortunately, the others (particularly Griffin, Ware, and Jones) gel together strongly with or without him, making the set crackle with the soulful energy of some of the best Jazzland/Riverside hardbop sides from the time. Tracks include "Sir John", "Blues March", "Big Six", and "Jamph". CD

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Thelonious Monk5 By Monk By 5 ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Monk Monk Monk! A classic, with a lively quintet that includes Thad Jones, Sam Jones, Art Taylor, and the amazing Charlie Rouse, here just beginning a very fruitful association with Monk – and really adding a lot to the session with some incredible tenor work that's as angular and modern as needed for Monk's work, yet with a soulful edge that really brings a lot to the music. The album's got 5 long tracks – hence the title – and they're all Monk classics that include "I Mean You", "Ask Me Now", "Jackie-ing", and "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Standard size blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 12-305, with microphone logo and deep groove, in the cover without "Contemporary Series". Cover has some wear and aging, with small splits in the top corners.)

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Thelonious MonkAlone In San Francisco ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A classic solo piano album from Thelonious Monk – recorded live in San Francisco, and maybe one of his best albums ever in the format! There's a special sort of quality that makes Monk's solo work so different from his trio, quartet, and larger group music – this real understanding of the piano, and a personal sense of sonic shading, even when covering some of his familiar compositions – maybe a bit like the way that Sun Ra's solo piano is also so distinct. Most of the tunes here are Monk originals or standards that Thelonious has played before at least a few times on record – but the solo setting almost has him pulling the tunes apart slowly – contemplating their components, then stepping through them with new inspiration as he puts them back together. Titles include "Blue Monk", "Pannonica", "Remember", "Reflections", "Bluehawk", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Round Lights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent OJC pressing, with barcode on the back cover.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkAt The Five Spot (Thelonious In Action/Misterioso) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1958. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Monk at the Five Spot – on two classic albums! First up is Thelonious In Action – a classic cooker from Thelonious Monk – recorded during his legendary run at the Five Spot in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great work on tenor from a young Johnny Griffin! Griffin's filling a role here that would be cemented a bit more firmly in the 60s by Charlie Rouse – but what we like about his playing here is that it's not as clearly codified "Monkish" as some of Rouse's work (even though that's all pretty darn great) – sometimes a bit more open, although still filled with angular tones and changes on this set of all-original compositions by Monk. Rhythm is by Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Roy Haynes on drums – and titles include "Evidence", "Epistrophy", "Blue Monk", "Rhythm-a-ning", "Light Blue", and "Coming on the Hudson". Misterioso is next – a key classic from Monk's years at Riverside – and an album that's as compelling as its haunting title! The session features Thelonious working with a great quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, playing these wonderfully angular lines; Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, working in well-rounded tones that add a lot of depth to the work; and Roy Haynes on drums, bringing in a playfully rhythmic spirit that really matches the tone of Monk's compositions. Tracks are all longish, and the album features key readings of "In Walked Bud", "Misterioso", "Nutty", and "Let's Cool One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Thelonious MonkBrilliance (Brilliant Corners/5 By Monk By 5) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Two classic Riverside Monk LPs, reissued together in one nice set! Brilliant Corners was a real comeback for Monk from the late 50s, and a record that features some of his best writing for horns! The group is incredible – bringing together Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, and Ernie Henry – in a bracing front line that takes Monk's angular piano compositions, and forges them into a horn sound that would have an undeniable influence on modern jazz for years to come! The whole thing's brilliant, and titles include "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". Five By Monk By Five is a certified classic of modern jazz, with a lively quintet that includes Thad Jones, Sam Jones, Art Taylor, and the amazing Charlie Rouse, here just beginning a very fruitful association with Monk – and really adding a lot to the session with some incredible tenor work that's as angular and modern as needed for Monk's work, yet with a soulful edge that really brings a lot to the music. The original album's got 5 long tracks – hence the title – and they're all Monk originals: "I Mean You", "Ask Me Now", "Jackie-ing" and "Straight No Chaser", plus this set includes two takes of "Played Twice". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good+ ... $79.99
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue Bill Grauer Productions pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Vinyl is nice but with 2 press flaw bumps that thump during the bass solo on "Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are". Cover has light wear, half split seams, and some pen on back.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGreatest Hits ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
All key late 50s recordings of these gems! Titles include "Brilliant Corners", "Jackie-ing", "Ruby My Dear", "Off Minor", and "Little Rootie Tootie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with microphone logo.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Music ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good ... $99.99
A landmark in jazz – easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor – and if you've ever doubted the brilliance of Hawk, this is the record to change your mind. The rest of the group is equally great – with Ray Copeland on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – all coming together with Monk to craft a perfect set of tunes that are virtually the definition of "modern jazz". Titles include "Abide With Me", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule With Nellie", and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Standard size blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 12-242, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a center split in the top seam. Label has a small peeled spot.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Himself ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good ... $49.99
A classic outing of solo piano by Thelonious Monk – a format that wasn't used often, but which always made for some really compelling work! Monk in this mode is often different than the bolder leader of a trio or larger group – and there's a more introspective quality to the record that we really like – a sound that's sometimes tentative, then sometimes pushing forward with strength – almost more human than on some of his other efforts of the late 50s. John Coltrane makes a surprising appearance on the last track – "Monk's Mood" – and other titles include "April In Paris", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Functional", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "I Should Care", "'Round Midnight", and "All Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Standard size blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 12-235, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam and a small name in pen on back.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bil Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-300, with microphone logo and wide deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the top seam.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington ... LP
Riverside, 1955. Very Good- ... $39.99
Thelonious Monk plays the music of Duke Ellington – but as you can imagine, the sound here is quite different than usual! At a time when Ellington was working mostly in large group format for the mainstream, Monk's presentation of his standards in trio format is a wonderful way to unlock their nascent modernism – the angular tones, lines, and complex ideas that were still present in the orchestra readings of the tunes, but which would show up even more strongly in Duke's smaller group dates of the 60s. Many numbers bear the familiar Monk imprint – complicated lines on the keys and sharp changes that really reignite the numbers – and rhythm here is from Oscar Pettiford on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Mood Indigo", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has light wear.)

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Thelonious MonkTwo Hours with Thelonious – European Concerts By Thelonious Monk ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
The original 2LP set that brought together material that was later issued on the Monk In Italy and Monk In France albums – landmark live sides from a 1961 European tour! The set features the killer 60s Monk quartet with Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Fark Dunlop. 18 tracks in all, including "Epistrophy", "Jackie-ing", "Body & Soul", "Off Minor", "Rhythm-a-ning", "Straight No Chaser", "Bemsha Swing", "Well You Needn't", and "Crepuscle With Nellie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely cooking feel throughout – even when they're more gentle ones – and the record's a good reminder that outside of the studio, Wes could sometimes play with a bit more force on the strings – raspily hitting notes that explode off the guitar with tremendous precision and a good deel of feeling. Titles include the Montgomery originals "Full House", "SOS", and "Cariba", plus the tunes"Blue N Boogie" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryIn The Wee Small Hours (aka Fusion) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Riverside/ABC pressing.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryVibratin' (aka Incredible Guitar Of Wes Montgomery) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A repackaged version of Wes' second LP – with a title that's more enticing than the original, The Incredible Guitar Of Wes Montgomery! They're not kidding with that original title, though – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Orpheum Productions pressing.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryWhile We're Young (Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery/So Much Guitar) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
2 early combo records from genius guitarist Wes Montgomery – back to back in a single set! They're not kidding with the title The Incredible Wes Mongomery – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". The second album's titled So Much Guitar – but never too much, given that Wes was the real master of sound and space, even at this early point in his career! The album's one that tries to break Montgomery from some of his smaller combo albums for Riverside, and pair him with a few bigger names – Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – who gives the album that bottom "kick" sort of groove that was used often on soul jazz sessions from the time. The tune's lope around leanly and cleanly, giving plenty of focus on Wes' work on guitar – and titles include "Twisted Blues", "Repetition", "Somethin' Like Bags", and "While We're Young", which is a solo track by Wes. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sy OliverDance Music For People Who Don't Dance Any More ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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✨✧ Bill PerkinsQuietly There ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing work from west coast saxophonist Bill Perkins – playing here in a mode that's quite different than his more famous 50s recordings! The style here is almost one you'd hear on late 60s A&M Records – definitely "quietly there", with a blend of Perkins' reeds and light organ, piano, guitar, and percussion. The style is very subtle, and often very spare – mixed differently on each number, and shaded nicely with an equal focus on sound shapes as on jazz. There's a bit of a late 60s Paul Desmond feel here, but even more restrained – and other players include Victor Feldman on piano and organ, John Pisano on guitars, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Emily", "Quietly There", "Time For Love", "Just A Child", and "Shining Sea". The CD reissue includes the bonus track "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill PerkinsQuietly There ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1966/1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Amazing work from west coast saxophonist Bill Perkins – playing here in a mode that's quite different than his more famous 50s recordings! The style here is almost one you'd hear on late 60s A&M Records – definitely "quietly there", with a blend of Perkins' reeds and light organ, piano, guitar, and percussion. The style is very subtle, and often very spare – mixed differently on each number, and shaded nicely with an equal focus on sound shapes as on jazz. There's a bit of a late 60s Paul Desmond feel here, but even more restrained – and other players include Victor Feldman on piano and organ, John Pisano on guitars, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Emily", "Quietly There", "Time For Love", "Just A Child", and "Shining Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC presing, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Billie PooleConfessin' The Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good- ... $13.99
The title's an apt one, because Billie Poole sings here in a mode that's steeped in styles borrowed strongly from gospel and blues – but delivered more in a jazz-based mode overall! The backing here is one aspect that makes the record especially strong – a quartet with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Junior Mance on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – all grooving in a rollicking 60s soul jazz way that brings more life into Billie's music than it might otherwise have, ensuring that most numbers stay away from cliche. Titles include "Them Blues", "I Worry Bout You", "When Your Well Runs Dry", "Ain't That Love", "The Man That Got Away", and "Jailhouse Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RM 458, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words (second cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(60s ABC/Riverside stereo pressing.)

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! CD also features the bonus track "There Will Never Be Another You" – with Oscar Pettiford on bass instead of Davis. CD

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (ABC) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and peeling in the bottom left corner from sticker removal.)

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (Keepnews collection – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. CD also features 3 bonus tracks – 2 takes of "Till There Was You", and "There Will Never Be Another You". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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George RussellOuter View ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $6.99
George Russell was always committed to exploring new territory – as he proves well on this hard to find album cut for Riverside during the early 60s! Russell's surrounded himself here with some great younger and lesser-known players – including trumpeter Don Ellis, trombonist Garnett Brown, tenorist Paul Plummer, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Pete LaRoca – as well as vocalist Sheila Jordan, who joins the group on a strange extended version of "You Are My Sunshine". The set contains 2 other loopy originals by Russell – "The Outer View" and "DC Divertimento" – as well as versions of Carla Bley's "Zig Zag" and Charlie Parker's "Au Prive". CD
Also available Outer View ... LP 24.99

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George RussellOuter View ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $24.99
George Russell was always committed to exploring new territory – as he proves well on this hard to find album cut for Riverside during the early 60s! Russell's surrounded himself here with some great younger and lesser-known players – including trumpeter Don Ellis, trombonist Garnett Brown, tenorist Paul Plummer, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Pete LaRoca – as well as vocalist Sheila Jordan, who joins the group on a strange extended version of "You Are My Sunshine". The set contains 2 other loopy originals by Russell – "The Outer View" and "DC Divertimento" – as well as versions of Carla Bley's "Zig Zag" and Charlie Parker's "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RS 9440, with microphone logo and deep groove, in the alternate photo cover. Cover has a split bottom seam with some clear tape remnants.)
Also available Outer View ... CD 6.99

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George RussellStratus Seekers ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $11.99
Key work from the guy who put the "modern" in modern jazz – the great George Russell, heard here in the company of some younger players who definitely help him seek out some new territory in music! The record's got a wonderful balance between sharp edges and swing – a sound that few others could handle so well as Russell – and which bears some links to George's bigger concept albums in the 50s, but comes across with a sound that's much leaner, and which easily makes this record one of the most striking modern sides on the Riverside label at the time! Players are all great – and include Don Ellis on trumpet, Paul Plummer on tenor, John Pierce on alto, and Steve Swallow on bass – plus Russell on piano and Joe Hunt on drums. Titles include "Stereophrenic", "Pan Daddy", "Kige's Tune", and "Blues In Orbit". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mongo SantamariaMongo Explodes ... LP
Riverside, 1964. Very Good- ... $6.99
A killer early album by Mongo Santamaria – almost an equal blend of jazz and Latin rhythms, and a great illustration of the unique contribution that he was making to both types of music back in the 60s! Mongo's group here is filled with some really great horn players – Nat Adderley on cornet, Marty Sheller on trumpet, Ronnie Capers on alto sax, and Pat Patrick on baritone – really hitting a hard-edged groove that's as filled with soul jazz solo inflections as it is with Mongo's great work on percussion! The reeds bring a sharp edge to the record that keeps on going throughout – pushing the set with a lot more soul than other Latin sides from the time, particularly those in the charanga mode. Most tracks are short and feisty, and titles include "Skins", "Fatback", "Dot Dot Dot", "Corn Bread Guajira", "Para Ti", "Sweet Tater Pie", and "Tacos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Riverside/Orpheum pressing.)

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Billy TaylorUptown ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $9.99
A pretty great trio date from Billy Taylor – and somewhat overlooked, too! The group features Henry Grimes on bass and Ray Mosca on drums – and the set captures Billy in a perfect spot between his early work for Prestige, and some of his 60s mainstream material – heard here in a mode that's still got some nice soul jazz grit in the grooves. Titles include "Soul Sister", "Biddy's Beat", "La Petite Mambo", "Cu Blu", and "Warm Blue Stream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-319, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and a splitting spine.)

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Billy TaylorWarming Up ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of Billy's rarest sessions from the 60s – a trio set for Riverside, recorded in early 1960, and a great little session considering how obscure it is! The group's a trio, with Henry Grimes on bass and Ray Mosca on drums – supporting Billy's fluidly soulful work on the keys, over a tasty set of 12 original tunes! There's nothing fancy going on here, but the album shows Taylor to be as strong a writer as a player – working with verve even in a small label set like this, and at some level moving past the simple flourishes of his more famous sets. Titles include "Warming Up", "Easy Like", "No After Taste", "Native Dancer", "Coffee Break", and "Lonesome Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 344, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, and splitting in the top seam.)

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Jack Teagarden/Pee Wee RussellJack Teagarden's Big Eight/Pee Wee Russell's Rhythm Makers ... LP
Riverside, 1938/1940. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Alec TempletonChildren's Concert ... LP
Riverside, Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Clark TerryCT Meets Monk (aka In Orbit) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A surprisingly nice set that brings together Clark Terry and Thelonious Monk! Given Terry's bright approach to jazz, it's a bit hard to imagine him and Monk working well together – but at the time of this session, Clark still had a fair bit of an edge – with roots in a number of modern styles of the 50s, and a flair for crafting a compelling line on his horn. The set's got a number of nice originals – and titles include "In Orbit", "Pea Eye", "Argentina", "One Foot In The Gutter", and "Buck's Business". (Also issued under the name Clark Terry In Orbit.) LP, Vinyl record album
(ABC Riverside pressing on heavy vinyl.)

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Clark TerryDuke With A Difference ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Hmmm . . . Don't know what the "difference" is here, given that the set was one of a number of Duke-inspired sessions of the late 50s, but given that Terry was a big force in the best ones, and that he's working here with some of Duke's best players, we'll give the set a thumbs up! The album features Terry in lead on trumpet, plus alto by Johnny Hodges, tenor by Paul Gonsalves, piano by Billy Strayhorn, vibes by Tyree Glenn, and trombone by Quentin Jackson – and arrangements are by either Mercer Ellington or Terry. Marian Bruce sings lead vocals on "In A Sentimental Mood", and the other, instrumental, tunes include "Cottontail", "Just Squeeze Me", "Mood Indigo", and "Come Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing.)

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Clark TerryIn Orbit ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A surprisingly nice set that brings together Clark Terry and Thelonious Monk! Given Terry's bright approach to jazz, it's a bit hard to imagine him and Monk working well together – but at the time of this session, Clark still had a fair bit of an edge – with roots in a number of modern styles of the 50s, and a flair for crafting a compelling line on his horn. The set's got a number of nice originals – and titles include "In Orbit", "Pea Eye", "Argentina", "One Foot In The Gutter", and "Buck's Business". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Clark TerrySerenade To A Bus Seat ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great early date as a leader from trumpeter Clark Terry – one cut during the stretch when he was keeping company with players like Thelonious Monk and Johnny Griffin! The latter player is a key member of Terry's group here – as Johnny's tenor adds a nice sharp edge to Clark's trumpet – mixing modern and bop inflections wonderfully in a solid quintet setting that also features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "Serenade To A Bus Seat", "That Old Black Magic", "Cruising", "Boardwalk", "Boomerang", and "Digits". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese Victor pressing, SMJ-6209M, including the insert.)

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Clark TerryTop & Bottom Brass ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Clark Terry's breezy trumpet is paired with Don Butterfield's tuba for a real "top and bottom" session of brassy jazz. The two of them are backed by a sharp rhythm section that includes Jimmy Jones on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The set's got a lot of nice originals, and despite what you might think, this is actually one of Terry's harder sessions. Cuts include "Top N Bottom", "Mardi Gras Waltz", "Blues For Etta", and "Mili-Terry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a light stain on back, in nice shape otherwise.)

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Sonny TerryTalkin' 'Bout The Blues (jukebox EP) ... 7-inch
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips. Cover is in great shape.)
 
 
 



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