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Roy BrooksBeat (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Workshop Jazz/Verve, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
An amazing record – one of the best on Motown's short-lived Workshop Jazz subsidiary! The album is the first to feature Roy Brooks as a leader – and the super-hip drummer from Detroit really knows what to do with the opportunity! He's working here with a hip group that includes members of the Horace Silver quintet – including Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, and Gene Taylor on bass – as well as Detroit contemporaries George Bohannon on trombone and Hugh Lawson on piano. The overall style of the record is quite different from Brooks' work with Silver – and has a much more open-ended feeling emotionally – an early hint at the qualities that Roy would unveil on his rare indie sides at the start of the 70s. The tracks are a mix of soul jazz numbers and others with a rougher-hewn sense of modernism – almost like the excellent work coming out of Chicago during the early 60s, from artists like Gene Shaw or the MJT+3. All the players are at their best, and the album features some of the nicest tenor work we've ever heard from Cook. Titles include "Soulsphere", "Soulin", "Homestretch", "Passin The Buck", and "My Secret Passion". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy BrooksEthnic Expressions – Live At Small's Paradise NYC (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Im-Hotep/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99 28.99
Amazing sounds from drummer Roy Brooks – very spiritual work that's quite a change from his straighter soul jazz of the 60s! The album's right up there with Roy's better-known (though still rare) live performance at Town Hall – or his classic Free Slave session – and like those records, this one explodes with a raw power that's really amazing – heavy drums from Brooks, driving a collective of righteous musicians that really stretch out in the free space of the recording! The lineup shifts a bit from track to track, but there's a cohesive spirit to the record that comes from Brooks' bold spirit – a joyous, soulful, post-Coltrane sort of energy – let loose in the lead, to guide the talents of players who include John Stubblefield on tenor, Sonny Fortune on alto, Olu Dara and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone sax, Joe Bonner on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Eddie Jefferson makes an appearance on two tracks – singing much hipper than on any of his better-known recordings of the period – and titles include "The Last Prophet", "M'Jumbe", "Eboness", "The Smart Set", and "Eboness (Kwanza)". CD

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✨✧ Roy BrooksEthnic Expressions – Live At Small's Paradise NYC ... LP
Im-Hotep/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from drummer Roy Brooks – very spiritual work that's quite a change from his straighter soul jazz of the 60s! The album's right up there with Roy's better-known (though still rare) live performance at Town Hall – or his classic Free Slave session – and like those records, this one explodes with a raw power that's really amazing – heavy drums from Brooks, driving a collective of righteous musicians that really stretch out in the free space of the recording! The clineup shifts a bit from track to track, but there's a cohesive spirit to the record that comes from Brooks' bold spirit – a joyous, soulful, post-Coltrane sort of energy – let loose in the lead, to guide the talents of players who include John Stubblefield on tenor, Sonny Fortune on alto, Olu Dara and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone sax, Joe Bonner on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Eddie Jefferson makes an appearance on two tracks – singing much hipper than on any of his better-known recordings of the period – and titles include "The Last Prophet", "M'Jumbe", "Eboness", "The Smart Set", and "Eboness (Kwanza)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ethnic Expressions – Live At Small's Paradise NYC (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Roy BrooksEthnic Expressions – Live At Small's Paradise NYC ... CD
Im-Hotep/Jazzman (UK), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from drummer Roy Brooks – very spiritual work that's quite a change from his straighter soul jazz of the 60s! The album's right up there with Roy's better-known (though still rare) live performance at Town Hall – or his classic Free Slave session – and like those records, this one explodes with a raw power that's really amazing – heavy drums from Brooks, driving a collective of righteous musicians that really stretch out in the free space of the recording! The lineup shifts a bit from track to track, but there's a cohesive spirit to the record that comes from Brooks' bold spirit – a joyous, soulful, post-Coltrane sort of energy – let loose in the lead, to guide the talents of players who include John Stubblefield on tenor, Sonny Fortune on alto, Olu Dara and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone sax, Joe Bonner on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Eddie Jefferson makes an appearance on two tracks – singing much hipper than on any of his better-known recordings of the period – and titles include "The Last Prophet", "M'Jumbe", "Eboness", "The Smart Set", and "Eboness (Kwanza)". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Ethnic Expressions – Live At Small's Paradise NYC (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Roy BrooksUnderstanding ... CD
Reel To Reel, 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing unissued live set from drummer Roy Brooks – done at that moment when he was hitting the 70s with some very righteous energy, of the sort that only saw brief exposure on albums like The Free Slave, or some of Roy's own self-released titles! This album is a much-needed addition to that tiny catalog of spiritual avant gems – and it may well be the best of the bunch, as the live setting allows for long tracks that pack a hell of a punch all the way through – not just from Roy's work on drums, but also from this amazing quintet that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, and Cecil McBee on bass! All players are at the height of their powers – often playing with even more edge than you might expect – and the album's as much a tribute to the genius of Shaw, Garnett, and Mabern as it is to the visionary leadership of Brooks. Titles include "Understanding", "Zoltan", "Taurus Woman", "The Theme", "Billie's Bounce", and "Prelude To Understanding" – all very long. CD
 
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Chet BakerOn A Misty Night (Cool Burnin/Boppin With) ... CD
Prestige, 1965. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic material by Chet Baker – a series of selections recorded for Prestige Records after his return from Europe – done with a lot more bite than his 50s material! The group here is very hip – George Coleman on tenor, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – a quartet of very cool youngsters from Detroit – and Chet also blows fluegelhorn,w hich makes for a different vibe too. This album features the material from the albums Cool Burnin With The Chet Baker Quintet and Boppin With The Chet Baker Quintet. CD

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Charles MingusJazz In Detroit – Strata Concert Gallery (5CD set) ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), 1973. New Copy 5 CDs ... $39.99
A fantastic live performance from Charles Mingus – recorded in Detroit, with a slightly unusual group – and done with the more open, freewheeling quality that grace his live recordings of the early 60s! The set was recorded at the Strata Gallery – and has some of the deeper spiritual currents of the work on Detroit's Strata label – as the quintet burns beautifully with contributions from Don Pullen on piano, John Stubblefield on tenor, Joe Gardner on trumpet, and the great Roy Brooks on drums! It's interesting both to hear Mingus without Dannie Richmond on drums – and Brooks at a time when he was at his most righteous – and the pairing really seems to bring a lot of the best energy out of the other players too. The super-expanded set features material from a few nights of performance, with a few alternate takes – and titles include "The Man Who Never Sleeps", "Pithecanthropus Erectus", "Peggy's Blue Skylight", "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk", "Dizzy Profile", and "C Jam Blues". CD

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Charles MingusNoddin Ya Head – The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, 1972. New Copy 3CD ... $27.99 29.99
Fantastic lost work from Charles Mingus, from a very under-recorded time in his life – the same period in which he gave the world the seminal album Let My Children Hear Music! The setting's a live one – and as on some of Mingus' superb 60s concert sessions, there's a force and fire here that really surpasses the group's energy in the studio – long tracks that are filled with brilliant solo work, and handled by a sextet that includes Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Foster on piano, and Roy Brooks on drums – a group with just the kind of young, imaginative horn players that Mingus always used to create a special sort of fire. Titles include the 19 minute "The Man Who Never Sleeps", the 30 minute "Mind Readers Convention In Milano", a 25 minute version of "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress", and a 20 minute take on "Noddin Ya Head Blue" – plus a 35 minute jam on "Fables Of Faubus" and the shorter "Pops". CD

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBlue's Moods ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $9.99
An early session as a leader from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – recorded during his glory years with Horace Silver! Unlike his other records, which usually have him in the company of another horn player, this set's got him carrying the full horn solo load by himself – working in a quartet, and playing in a vein that reminds us of similar Art Farmer quartet sessions from the time. Wynton Kelly's backing him up on piano – in a group that also includes Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums. Some of the titles are quite unique too – and include "Avars", "Kinda Vague", "Sir John", and "Sweet Pumpkin". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Blue's Moods ... LP 24.99

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Blue MitchellBlue's Moods ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
An early session as a leader from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – recorded during his glory years with Horace Silver! Unlike his other records, which usually have him in the company of another horn player, this set's got him carrying the full horn solo load by himself – working in a quartet, and playing in a vein that reminds us of similar Art Farmer quartet sessions from the time. Wynton Kelly's backing him up on piano – in a group that also includes Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums. Some of the titles are quite unique too – and include "Avars", "Kinda Vague", "Sir John", and "Sweet Pumpkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing. Vinyl has a mark that makes a light click during the first two tracks of side one.)
Also available Blue's Moods ... CD 9.99

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Blue MitchellCup Bearers ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $8.99
One of the first albums to really show Blue Mitchell's genius as a leader – recorded past the more formulaic bop modes of some of his other Riverside sessions, and handled with a lyrical edge that really gets at the best aspects of his playing. Of course, part of the reason for this is that Blue's in the company of some of his Horace Silver bandmates – including drummer Roy Brooks, tenorist Junior Cook, and bassist Gene Taylor – but even more than that, the presence of a young Cedar Walton on piano really makes the set sparkle, as does the choice of some extremely strong material – such as "The Cup Bearers" and "Capers", both written by that young and glowing jazz compositional lumiary, Tom McIntosh, and the tunes "Turquoise, written by Walton, and "Dingbat Blues", written by Charles Davis. Forgive the long sentence, but the quality of this one's best expressed in a single breath! CD
(OJC pressing.)

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Sonny RedOut Of The Blue ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An amazing set from altoist Sonny Red – a player who hardly ever got to make any albums as a leader, and who really burns brightly on this Blue Note classic! Red's got a tone on alto that's as deep and sharp as most tenorists of his generation – extremely soulful, but with a really raspy edge that's almost modern at times – a combination that's quite unique, and which makes his playing on a few key albums well worth tracking down. This album's one of the best of Sonny's few dates on record – and it features the saxophonist working with two different groups – both headed by Wynton Kelly on piano, and with either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass, and either Roy Brooks or Jimmy Cobb on drums – a hell of a great rhythm lineup, no matter how you slice it! Both groups are right on the money, and the whole album swings very nicely – and titles include "Alone Too Long", "The Lope", "Nadia", "Bluesville", and "Blues In the Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Scorpio reissue.)
Also available Out Of The Blue (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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Sonny RedOut Of The Blue (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. Used ... $19.99
An amazing set from altoist Sonny Red – a player who hardly ever got to make any albums as a leader, and who really burns brightly on this Blue Note classic! Red's got a tone on alto that's as deep and sharp as most tenorists of his generation – extremely soulful, but with a really raspy edge that's almost modern at times – a combination that's quite unique, and which makes his playing on a few key albums well worth tracking down. This album's one of the best of Sonny's few dates on record – and it features the saxophonist working with two different groups – both headed by Wynton Kelly on piano, and with either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass, and either Roy Brooks or Jimmy Cobb on drums – a hell of a great rhythm lineup, no matter how you slice it! Both groups are right on the money, and the whole album swings very nicely – and titles include "Alone Too Long", "The Lope", "Nadia", "Bluesville", and "Blues In the Pocket". CD
(Out of print, 2009 Japanese pressing. Still sealed with obi!)
Also available Out Of The Blue ... LP 19.99

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Horace SilverParis Blues ... CD
Fantasy, 1962. Used ... $11.99
Rare work by Horace Silver – an excellent live set recorded at the height of his famous years at Blue Note! The set was recorded in Paris at the Olympia Theater – and it features a classic lineup with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – all grooving with Horace in that perfect blend of soul jazz and exotic bop that characterized these fervent years. All tracks are very long – over 10 minutes each – and titles include "Sayonara Blues", "Tokyo Blues", "Doin The Thing", "Filthy McNasty", and "Where You At". CD

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Horace Silver QuintetDoin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the few live recordings ever done by Horace Silver during his Blue Note years – a real surprise, considering what a crowd pleaser he was at the time! The set catches Horace working with that great quintet that graced most of his best early Blue Notes – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and the always-amazing Roy Brooks on drums. The groove is tight tight tight, and the live set crackles with the same sort of energy as the live sessions by the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note – rolling soul jazz, but with a bit of a lyrical touch to flesh things out. Because of the live setting, tracks are a bit longer than the usual Silver session – which makes for freer soloing, and a bit of a rougher edge that keeps things lively throughout. Titles include "The Gringo", "Filthy McNasty", and "Doin' The Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s pressing in a barcode cover, with light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittTune-Up/Constellation – Endgame Brilliance ... CD
Cobblestone/32 Jazz, 1972. Used ... $5.99
Early 70s magic from Sonny Stitt – two albums recorded in 1972 for the Cobblestone label! First up is Tune Up – a great one from Stitt's post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a quartet that includes Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Alan Dawson – all playing in a way that puts Sonny in command on all tracks, blowing with an amazing tone that makes us want to throw away all his funk, organ, and electric outings, and just concentrate on these straight acoustic sides. Stitt has a way of blowing the reed like he's got his whole mouth moving into the sax – an earthy, human, and personal feel that first came out strongly in his work during the late 50s, but which has grown even more by this point – even if you couldn't hear the development on other sets. And given our love of funk and electric sides, we're honestly surprised we find ourselves championing a record like this from the early 70s – but it's a great one, and not to be missed if you remotely dig Stitt! Titles include "Tune Up", "Idaho", "Just Friends", "Groovin High", and "Blues For Prez & Bird". Constellation is all bop and all soul all the way through, and recorded with a tight quartet that features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums! The style's a bit like Sonny's work of the late 50s, but there's also a fluidity to the rhythm section that makes it a bit different too – a sound that's warm, open, and soulful – creating a space into which Stitt settles nicely and blows like mad. There's no gimmicks at all, just solid classic jazz skills – and titles include "Casbah", "Constellation", "By Accident", "Webb City", and "Topsy". CD

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✨✧ VariousCelestial Blues – Cosmic, Political, & Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Spiritual sounds from the source – a host of incredible tracks from a time when jazz was really opening up into new dimensions – as players stepped forward in a wave of strong post-Coltrane energy to really push the music into the skies! The music here can be seen as a blueprint for generations to come – styles that are now getting new fame in the hands of Kamasi Washington and some of his contemporaries, but which flowered first in recordings like these – pulled from the early 70s vaults of Prestige, Milestone, and Muse Records – and brought together here in a really wonderful collection! Tracks are all nice and long, and the set showcases an older generation of jazz musicians really flowering at the time – balanced perfectly between a sense of freedom and a spiritual soul – on titles that include "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop, "Let Us Go To Higher Heights" by Carlos Garnett, "The Almoravid" by Joe Chambers, "Brown Eyes" by Charles Earland, "Warriors Of Peace" by Azar Lawrence, "Aftermath" by Oliver Nelson, "Josie Black" by Hampton Hawes, "Let It Take Your Mind" by Bayete Umbra Zindiko, "Fire" by Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane, and "The Free Slave" by Roy Brooks. CD

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VariousStudio One Music Lab ... CD
Studio One (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.29
This might be the first time we've ever heard the phrase "Music Lab" attached to the legendary Kingston powerhouse Studio One – but the name definitely fits, as they company was always a hotbed of new musical experimentation! And while some of the company's most famous contributions came in the late 60s and early 70s, this set looks at some even more experimental years farther on in the 70s – with currents of dub and the new sort of spirituality that was flowing through the Jamaican scene – served up here not in too-familiar roots reggae modes, but instead a whole host of really interesting, really different styles! The work still holds strongly in the Studio One tradition, and a number of the artists are ones you'll know from older, straighter recordings – but the set is also a really illuminating look at these sometimes overlooked years. Titles "People Make The World Go Round (version)" by Hortense & The Sound Dimension, "Far Beyond (version)" by Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment, "Go For Yourself" by Lennie Hibbert, "Summertime" by Roy Richards, "Tenor Man Trip" by Roland Alphonso, "Glory To Sound" by Cedric Im Brooks, "Dread Head" by Pablov Black, "Forward To Jah (part 2)" by The Jay Tees & Brentford Rockers, "World Is A Ghetto" by Brentford All Stars, "Chainey Roots" by Dub Specialist, and "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Jackie Mittoo. CD
Also available Studio One Music Lab ... LP 34.99

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VariousStudio One Music Lab ... LP
Studio One (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
This might be the first time we've ever heard the phrase "Music Lab" attached to the legendary Kingston powerhouse Studio One – but the name definitely fits, as they company was always a hotbed of new musical experimentation! And while some of the company's most famous contributions came in the late 60s and early 70s, this set looks at some even more experimental years farther on in the 70s – with currents of dub and the new sort of spirituality that was flowing through the Jamaican scene – served up here not in too-familiar roots reggae modes, but instead a whole host of really interesting, really different styles! The work still holds strongly in the Studio One tradition, and a number of the artists are ones you'll know from older, straighter recordings – but the set is also a really illuminating look at these sometimes overlooked years. Titles "People Make The World Go Round (version)" by Hortense & The Sound Dimension, "Far Beyond (version)" by Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment, "Go For Yourself" by Lennie Hibbert, "Summertime" by Roy Richards, "Tenor Man Trip" by Roland Alphonso, "Glory To Sound" by Cedric Im Brooks, "Dread Head" by Pablov Black, "Forward To Jah (part 2)" by The Jay Tees & Brentford Rockers, "World Is A Ghetto" by Brentford All Stars, "Chainey Roots" by Dub Specialist, and "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Jackie Mittoo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Studio One Music Lab ... CD 21.99

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✨✧ Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Banyana ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from Abdullah Ibrahim – a set that not only has him working with a wonderful trio, but one that also features some soprano sax work as well! The record's got a sense of darkness that you don't always find in other albums by Ibrahim – possibly from the brooding rhythms from Cecil McBee on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – both players who really bring a lot to the date, and hint at some bolder musical ideas outside of the usual Abdullah Ibrahim universe. Abdullah seems to take their inspiration strongly on his piano – playing with bold force, and sharper edges than on some of his sweeter records – and on the wonderful track "Ismael", he plays soprano sax with this really raspy edge that's totally great. Other tracks are piano-based, and include "Yukio Khalifa", "The Honey Bird", "The Dream", "ASR", and "Banyana". CD

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✨✧ Horace Silver QuintetDoin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few live recordings ever done by Horace Silver during his Blue Note years – a real surprise, considering what a crowd pleaser he was at the time! The set catches Horace working with that great quintet that graced most of his best early Blue Notes – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and the always-amazing Roy Brooks on drums. The groove is tight tight tight, and the live set crackles with the same sort of energy as the live sessions by the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note – rolling soul jazz, but with a bit of a lyrical touch to flesh things out. Because of the live setting, tracks are a bit longer than the usual Silver session – which makes for freer soloing, and a bit of a rougher edge that keeps things lively throughout. Titles include "The Gringo", "Filthy McNasty", and "Doin' The Thing". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Cool Eyes" and "It Ain't S'posed To Be Like That". CD
(2006 RVG pressing.)
Also available Doin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousGenuine Houserockin' Music ... LP
Alligator, 1980s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes selections by Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Albert Collins, Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Roy Buchanan, Fenton Robinson, Jimmy Johnson, James Cotton, and Hound Dog Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Junior CookJunior's Cookin' ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Junior's definitely cooking on this session – working with trumpeter Blue Mitchell at a time when both players were members of the Horace Silver Quintet – but in a groove that's somewhat different than the Silver sound overall! Junior Cook's tenor really is tremendous on the record – played with a sharp, raspy tone that's almost deeper than his work with Horace Silver – a cutting quality that almost reminds us of Clifford Jordan at his best. Mitchell's great too – really spurred on by this sound, and finding some new notes in the setting – and other players on the date include Gene Taylor on bass and Roy Brooks on drums, both from the Silver group – plus piano from either Ronnie Matthews or Dolo Coker, each of whom handle half of the set. Matthews is especially great – a real treat at this early point in his career – and titles on the set include the sublime "Mzar", plus "Blue Farouq", "Sweet Cakes", "Turbo Village", "Field Day", and "Pleasure Bent". CD
(1999 OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonMcPherson's Mood ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful batch of tracks from Charles McPherson – with a late 60s approach to soul jazz that reminds us of some of the work by Sonny Criss on Prestige, or of some of Cedar Walton's sessions from the same time. McPherson's moved way past his earlier bop roots here – stretching things with a hip group that includes Buster Williams, Roy Brooks, and Barry Harris – crafting tunes that point the way at soul jazz in the 70s, with a more complicated and sophisticated approach to rhythm, but still a firm commitment to swing! Titles include "Explorations", "Mish Mash Bash", "Opalescence", and "My Cherie Amour". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusNoddin Ya Head – The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's (180 gram pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1972. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic lost work from Charles Mingus, from a very under-recorded time in his life – the same period in which he gave the world the seminal album Let My Children Hear Music! The setting's a live one – and as on some of Mingus' superb 60s concert sessions, there's a force and fire here that really surpasses the group's energy in the studio – long tracks that are filled with brilliant solo work, and handled by a sextet that includes Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Foster on piano, and Roy Brooks on drums – a group with just the kind of young, imaginative horn players that Mingus always used to create a special sort of fire. Titles include the 19 minute "The Man Who Never Sleeps", the 30 minute "Mind Readers Convention In Milano", a 25 minute version of "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress", and a 20 minute take on "Noddin Ya Head Blue" – plus a 35 minute jam on "Fables Of Faubus" and the shorter "Pops". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing – on heavyweight vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Also available Noddin Ya Head – The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's (3CD set) ... CD 27.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusNoddin Ya Head – The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, 1972. Used 3CDs ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic lost work from Charles Mingus, from a very under-recorded time in his life – the same period in which he gave the world the seminal album Let My Children Hear Music! The setting's a live one – and as on some of Mingus' superb 60s concert sessions, there's a force and fire here that really surpasses the group's energy in the studio – long tracks that are filled with brilliant solo work, and handled by a sextet that includes Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Foster on piano, and Roy Brooks on drums – a group with just the kind of young, imaginative horn players that Mingus always used to create a special sort of fire. Titles include the 19 minute "The Man Who Never Sleeps", the 30 minute "Mind Readers Convention In Milano", a 25 minute version of "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress", and a 20 minute take on "Noddin Ya Head Blue" – plus a 35 minute jam on "Fables Of Faubus" and the shorter "Pops". CD
Also available Noddin Ya Head – The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's (3CD set) ... CD 27.99

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✨✧ David NewmanNewmanism ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet electric grooving from David Newman – a great little album cut with Roy Ayers on vibes and Pat Rebillot on electric piano – both of whom bring a very different feel to the set than Newman's work of the 60s! The style is warm and tight, but never too smooth – as there's these sharp edges and a slightly sinister undercurrent that you don't really find in some of David's other records of the period. Rhythm is by Ron Carter on bass and Andrew Smith or Roy Brooks on drums – plus added percussion from Armen Halburian, who kicks in a slight Latin essence on some numbers – which adds to the hipness of the grooves. Titles include nice versions of Roy Ayers' tracks "Foxy Brown" and "Sweet Tears", plus the cuts "Brandy", "Song For The New Man", "Baby Rae", and "Let Me Know". CD
(2015 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Shirley ScottBlue Seven (with bonus track) ... CD
OJC/Prestige, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A standout early session from organist Shirley Scott – noteworthy in that it's a quintet recording, different than Shirley's mostly-trio output from the time! Here, she's working in a group that includes Oliver Nelson on tenor sax and Joe Newman on trumpet – and Nelson's edgey tone adds a lot to the record, as it did on other Prestige sides from the same time – a deeper soul vibe than you might normally get from Shirley alone on the Hammond. The tracks are simple swinging soul jazz numbers – handled in tight format by the group – and other players include George Tucker on bass and Roy Brooks on drums. Tunes include "Blue Seven", "Wagon Wheels", "Nancy", "Don't Worry Bout It Baby Here I Am", and "Give Me The Simple Life". CD features the bonus track "How Sweet". CD
(2000 OJC pressing. Tray card has some wear, discoloration, a crease, and is missing one spine.)

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✨✧ Woody ShawBemsha Swing – Live At Baker's Keyboard Lounge ... CD
Blue Note, 1986. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great late live date from Woody Shaw – with Geri Allen on piano, Robert Hurst on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy Tate/Dollar BrandBuddy Tate Meets Dollar Brand ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful record based around a brilliant concept! Buddy Tate is a hell of a tenor player – with a tone that's up there with Rollins, Coltrane, and other giants – but his frequent recording patterns usually have him in less adventurous swing-based sessions, ones that don't get him to open up as much as he should. This set corrects that, by pairing Tate with pianist Dollar Brand, and matching the two of them with bass work by Cecil McBee and drums by Roy Brooks. The set is hip and easily grooving – a surprising meeting of these two players, but a very effective one! Titles include "Goduka Mfundi", "Heyt Mazurki", "Just You Just Me", and "Doggin Around". CD

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✨✧ Various32 Gems From 32 Jazz (3CD set) ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks from Pat Martino, David Fathead Newman, Woody Shaw, Roy Brooks, Wallace Roney, Bobby Hutcherson, Hank Jones, Sonny Stitt, and others – 32 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAllnighter Vol 4 – Northern Soul In A New Millenium ... CD
Goldmine (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Another sock-solid set in the Allnighter series – Goldmine's series dedicated to the continuing growth in the Northern Soul scene, and the sorts of lost classics that are still being rediscovered – even after DJs have spent years digging through the crates! The set's got 20 tracks in all – and includes plenty of great bits that haven't been on other compilations. Titles include "I'll Never Say Goodbye" by The Vontastics, "Just A Boys Dream" by The Phonetics, "Baby That's A Groove" by Roy Handy, "I'm In With The Downtown Crowd" by Allan Sisters, "I Got Your Number" by Marva Jones, "Jive Talk (inst)" by Pioneer Band, "Watch Your Step" by Brooks O'Dell, "Let Me Love You" by Bud Harper, "Exit Loneliness Enter Love" by Melvin Boyd, "Baby Do The Philly Dog (inst)" by Fred Smith Orchestra, "Are You Ready For This (long)" by The Brothers, "This Time I'm Loving You" by Venicia Wilson, and "Wake Up To The Sunshine Girl" by Joey Delorenzo. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerGroovin With The Chet Baker Quintet ... CD
Prestige/ZYX (Germany), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some obscure but great 60s work by Chet Baker – and one of 5 albums recorded under the guidance of Richard Carpenter, best known as the author of "Walkin", but also Chet's manager at the time. The record's got a lot more soulful feel than some of Chet's other work – thanks to a hip group that includes George Coleman on tenor next to Chet, plus rhythm backing by Kirk Lightsey, Herman Wright, and the great Roy Brooks. Tracks include "Madison Avenue", "Lonely Star", "Wee, Too", and "Tan Gaugin". And as proof of how obscure Baker's career had gotten at one point, the liner notes are by a jazz critic who says that he thought that Baker had died a few years before! CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonJumpin Blues ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An unusual one from the Dexter's early 70s years – a US session cut with a tighter format than some of Gordon's imports, in a mode that kind of recalls his best Blue Note work of the 60s! The group on the set features Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – and the tunes have a focus that's really great – still dominated by Dex's tone on tenor, but nicely compacted and recorded with a raspy sort of edge. Titles include "Evergreenish", "Star Eyes", "Straight No Chaser", "If You Could See Me Now", and "Jumpin Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsSupreme ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very open-ended performance from Coleman Hawkins – recorded as part of the famous run of 60s performances at Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society – and like most of those dates, a really stretched-out sort of session! The tracks are quite long, and offer up a lot of room for Hawk to solo – playing with that raw, raspy tone that makes him instantly recognizable – and working with a cool quartet that features Barry Harris on piano, Gene Taylor on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums. Titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "In Walked Bud", "Body & Soul", "Quintessence", and "Fine & Dandy". CD

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✨✧ Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar BrandJourney ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Downtown Sound, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A landmark New York session from Dollar Brand – recorded in the late 70s, with a larger group than usual! Brand spins out some really magical African-tinged jazz grooves – stretching forth in his usual modal mode, with lots of rhythmic lines – but in a way that's also augmented by wonderful horn work from Don Cherry on trumpet, Carlos Ward on alto sax, and Hamiet Bluiett on baritone and clarinet! The album's got a very strong percussive component – thanks to work from Roy Brooks, Claude Jones, and John Betsch – who work here with the great bass of Johnny Dyani, to give the record a bit more fire than Brand's other material of the period. One track on the album gets quite free, and titles include "Sister Rosie", "Jabulani" and "Hajj". CD

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGolden Flute ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not just a flute session from Yusef Lateef – as the set's a record with plenty of saxophone as well as the instrument named in the title! Yusef's mixing his bag nicely for this mid 60s classic – working through tunes that are a mixture of soulful hardbop and eastern exoticism – a shift that's marked by Lateef's changing reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe! The group's a hip quartet with players from Lateef's Detroit scene – the always-great Hugh Lawson on piano, plus Herman Wright on bass, and a young Roy Brooks on drums – all working with Lateef in a sound that almost points the way towards some of the innovations in 70s soul jazz, and which has surprisingly righteous touches that you wouldn't expect from such a simple package! Titles include Brooks' excellent groover "The Smart Set", plus "Oasis", "Road Runner", "The Golden Flute", and "Head Hunters". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusLive In Chateauvallon 1972 ... CD
INA (France), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Charles Mingus on bass, Charles McPherson on alto saxophone, John Foster on piano, and Roy Brooks on drums. CD
Also available Live In Chateauvallon 1972 ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Blue MitchellStep Lightly ... LP
Blue Note, 1963/1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure records from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – a great session recorded in the 60s, during Blue's classic stretch with Blue Note – but not issued until 1980, and even then, only briefly! The record's a great example of Mitchell's strong capacity to play well in a larger group – this time a sextet, featuring Joe Henderson's tenor and Leo Wright's alto – playing imaginative lyrical lines next to Blue's sweet trumpet, and dancing around with a sound that's as lyrical as it is soulful! Other players include Herbie Hancock on piano, Gene Taylor on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – and titles include "Mamacita", "Andrea", "Step Lightly", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bluesville". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby PierceIntroducing Bobby Pierce ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums cut by organist Bobby Pierce – and a surprisingly sweet set with a real 60s Prestige Records sort of groove! The style here is a bit like the great Don Patterson material from the time – very open, with a slight undercurrent of funk, but a groove that's more classic Hammond than most other organists were hitting at the time. The group's a quartet – with Pat Martino on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – and the record includes a cover of "Think", plus "I Remember Ray", "Mr PC", and "To Newport With Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny RedOut Of The Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing set from altoist Sonny Red – a player who hardly ever got to make any albums as a leader, and who really burns brightly on this Blue Note classic! Red's got a tone on alto that's as deep and sharp as most tenorists of his generation – extremely soulful, but with a really raspy edge that's almost modern at times – a combination that's quite unique, and which makes his playing on a few key albums well worth tracking down. This album's one of the best of Sonny's few dates on record – and it features the saxophonist working with two different groups – both headed by Wynton Kelly on piano, and with either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass, and either Roy Brooks or Jimmy Cobb on drums – a hell of a great rhythm lineup, no matter how you slice it! Both groups are right on the money, and the whole album swings very nicely – and titles include "Alone Too Long", "The Lope", "Nadia", "Bluesville", and "Blues In the Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max RoachM'Boom ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A later percussion ensemble album by Max Roach – one done in the style of some of his earlier 60s percussion experiments, but with a fuller scope, and a more serious feel overall. The ensemble was first formed in 1970, but recorded here with a very ambitious tone as part of Columbia's classical/jazz crossover experiments of the late 70s – with percussionists that include Omar Clay, Roy Brooks, Fred King, Ray Mantilla, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits, and Joe Chambers. Titles have a variety of styles – some more tribal, some more jazz-based, and others with almost a 20th century avant feel. Tunes include "Onomatopoeia", "Glorious Monster", "January V", "Caravanserai", "Rumble In The Jungle", and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Horace SilverHorace-Scope (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early 60s magic from Horace Silver – working here at the height of his youthful powers! The album's a perfect example of the sound that Silver created while at Blue Note – a lyrically melodic approach to soul jazz, but one that was able to open up the rhythms past stock riffs and gimmicks – and grow into a magnificent sound that never failed to excite! The group on the set is perfect – with Junior Cook on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Gene Taylor on bass, and the incredible Roy Brooks on drums – and the tunes sparkle with wit, warmth, and imagination throughout! Titles include "Where You At", "Without You", "Horace-Scope", "Nica's Dream", "Strollin", and "Yeah!". CD

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✨✧ Horace SilverSilver's Serenade ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A bit less well-known than some of the real Horace Silver classics on Blue Note – but an incredible record that shows the Silver Quintet at all its lyrical best! The record is a masterpiece of original voicings from Horace – not just in the unique tunes he penned for the set, but also in the strong direction he gives the group – a well-knit lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – all coming together with some of the most fluid, most intuitive energy of any combo of the time! The melodic themes are structured loosely, so that Mitchell, Cook, and Silver can extrapolate on beautifully-spun solos – and titles include "Sweet Sweetie Dee", "Nineteen Bars", "The Dragon Lady", "Silver's Serenade", and "Let's Get To The Nitty Gritty". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Horace Silver QuintetDoin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few live recordings ever done by Horace Silver during his Blue Note years – a real surprise, considering what a crowd pleaser he was at the time! The set catches Horace working with that great quintet that graced most of his best early Blue Notes – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and the always-amazing Roy Brooks on drums. The groove is tight tight tight, and the live set crackles with the same sort of energy as the live sessions by the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note – rolling soul jazz, but with a bit of a lyrical touch to flesh things out. Because of the live setting, tracks are a bit longer than the usual Silver session – which makes for freer soloing, and a bit of a rougher edge that keeps things lively throughout. Titles include "The Gringo", "Filthy McNasty", and "Doin' The Thing". CD
Also available Doin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineDearly Beloved (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Stanley Turrentine's most obscure sessions for Blue Note – a rare trio side featuring Roy Brooks on drums, and wife Shirley Scott on organ – billed on the original album cover as "Little Miss Cott"! The feel here is a bit more open than usual – no bassist on the set, just Roy's nicely free drums, Shirley's work on the organ keys and pedals, and Stan's soulful blowing over the top – a freewheeling mix that sounds totally great, and which almost hits some of the rootsier sounds of the tenor/organ scene that Stan and Shirley were rooted in at the time. There's a slightly mellow feel to the set, but one that always has plenty of soul – and titles include "Baia", "Wee Hour Theme", "Troubles Of The World", and "My Shining Hour". CD

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✨✧ VariousGenuine Houserockin' Music III ... CD
Alligator, 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes 15 tracks by Elvin Bishop, Katie Webster, The Paladins, Roy Buchanan, Lonnie Brooks, The Kinsey Report, Rufus Thomas, and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Jamaica ... CD
Rough Guide (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes 20 tracks by the Maytals, Baba Brooks, I-Roy, Cornell Campbell, Big Youth, Junior Reid, Dennis Brown, Roland Alphonso, Lord Creator, Phyllis Dillon, the Impact All Stars, and others. CD

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Chet BakerMulligan/Baker ... LP
Prestige, 1950s/Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
2LP set released in the 70's featuring work from both of these West Coast giants. The first half focuses on recordings of Gerry Mulligan working with a strong early group – Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Carson Smith on bass – on 4 tracks recorded in San Francisco, and 4 others recorded slightly later in LA. The tunes are short, piano-less, and have that fluid 50s Mulligan groove – and titles include "Turnstile", "Limelight", "Carioca", "Bark For Barksdale", and "Line For Lyons". Also included are recordings that feature Gerry's own group – an ensemble that features Nick Travis on trumpet, Allen Eager on tenor, and George Wallington on piano – on all original Mulligan titles that include "Ide's Side", "Bweebida Bobbida", "Kaper", "Funhouse", and "Mulligan's Too". The second half of this set contains material recorded for Prestige by Chet Baker in 1964. Baker plays fluegelhorn, and he's backed by a fairly soulful combo that includes George Coleman on tenor, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums. The set grooves in a way that few other Chet Baker albums do, which is something you might expect from a record that has tracks with titles like "Go Go", "Bevan Beeps", and "Rearin' Back". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Red RodneyBird Lives ... CD
Muse, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD

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✨✧ Sonny StittChamp ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Great straight work from the legendary Sonny Stitt – recording here in a mode that's different than his funky sides of the time – and a lot more back to basics! The group's a quintet – as Sonny blows both tenor and alto, with help from Joe Newman on trumpet, Duke Jordan on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – and excellent combo who really keep things interesting – on titles that include "The Champ", "Sweet & Lovely", "The Midgets", "The Eternal Triangle", "All The Things You Are", and "Walkin'". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Roy Eldridge/Ella FitzgeraldRoy Eldridge Quartet/Ella Fitzgerald Quintet – In Concert 1959 ... CD
Stateside (Denmark), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A previously-unknown recording of two giant Verve Records stars of the 50s – captured here in a European performance, but not as part of the regular Jazz At The Philharmonic touring package! The set begins with two long tracks that are a superb showcase for the trumpet of Roy Eldridge – as Roy blows with a crisp muted style that has plenty of room to open up – with backing from the quartet of Herb Ellis on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – players who continue to then back up Ella Fitzgerald for the remaining nine tracks on the album! There's a nicely intimate, less iconic presentation of Fitzgerald here – still as great as her famous Verve dates, but maybe slightly more relaxed too. Eldridge blows "Soft Winds" and "Roy's Riff" – and Ella's tracks include "Whatever Lola Wants", "All I Need Is You", "I Loves You Porgy", "Lady Be Good", "How High The Moon", and a nice take on "Alright Okay You Win". CD

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✨✧ Mallory-Hall Band (Sanifu Al Hall & Charley Mallory)Song Of Soweto ... LP
IRC/Outernational (UK), 1974. Sealed ... $9.99
A song of Soweto, but served up here by a really unique South African group that also features key work by a number of American players too! The sound is mix of the loping rhythms of SA jazz and some of the bolder elements you'd hear in American funk of the period – but all mixed together with a sense of warmth that's really wonderful, and which opens up greatly on the long tracks, with plenty of room for solos by Marshall Royal on alto, Herman Riley on tenor, Rudolph Johnson on soprano, and Billy Brooks on trumpet! You'll recognize Johnson from his albums on the Black Jazz label, and Brooks from his classic Windows Of The Mind jazz funk record – and they play here alongside keyboard work from Kirk Lightsey, under the leadership of guitarist Charles Mallory and trombonist Al Hall. Titles include "The African Night", "Song Of Soweto", "Hamba Samba", and "Moroka Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue, still sealed!)

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✨✧ Sound DimensionJamaican Soul Shake Vol 1 – Sound Dimension At Studio One ... LP
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Classic Studio instrumentals from the hottest house band in the history of Jamaican music! Alongside the Skatalites the Sound Dimension were responsible for crafting the tunes and rhythms that emanated from Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label from the very dawning of the reggae age, and what better group could you ask for, featuring Jackie Mittoo, Ernest Ranglin, Leroy Sibbles, Horsemouth Wallace, Vin Gordon and Cedric Brooks? Guaranteed to blow your mind, this set features the finest selection of Jamaican instrumental R&B around, with jaunty, easy skanking numbers with a nice dose of loping funk sprinkled throughout. 16 tracks in all, including "Heavy Beat", "Federated Backdrop", "Baby Face", "Love Land", "Full Up", "Upsetters Dream", "The Thing", "My Heart In Rhythm", "Man Pon Spot", "Holy Moses", and "Soul Shake" LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original inner sleeevs.)

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✨✧ VariousSouth Side Of Soul Street – The Minaret Soul Singles 1967 to 1976 ... CD
Minaret/Omnivore, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked gems from the southern soul scene of the late 60s and early 70s – all the soul singles issued on the Minaret Record label, presented here with both the a and b-sides intact! Minaret material all came from the legendary Playground Studios – that unusual north Florida recording spot that worked in the shadow of Memphis and Muscle Shoals at the end of the 60s, but managed to record some amazing music that rivaled the greatness of much bigger labels! Lots of the cuts here have a rootsy vibe, but a tightness too – an approach that's often a bit funky underneath, in ways that make the music shine like some of the best Sound Stage 7 work of the time – and maybe even the best of Stax or Atlantic too. The package does a great job of resurrecting this lost legacy – with deep notes on the colorful life of Playground, and a full run of both sides of these rare singles – 40 great cuts that include "I Have No One" by Big John Hamilton, "The Night The Angels Cried" by Johnny Dynamite, "Helping Hand" by Genie Brooks, "Sewanee Strut" by Leroy Lloyd & The Dukes, "Love Comes & It Goes" by Big John Hamilton, "I'll Love Only You" by Willie Cobbs, "A Shell Of A Woman" by Doris Allen, "I'm Your Man" by Gable Reed, "Theme Changes" by John Hamilton & Doris Allen, "I've Got To Tell You" by Count Willie with The Dukes, "Double Funk" by LRL & The Dukes, "Juanita" by Genie Brooks, and "How Much Can A Man Take" by Big John Hamilton. CD

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✨✧ Sound DimensionJamaican Soul Shake Vol 1 – Sound Dimension At Studio One ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic Studio instrumentals from the hottest house band in the history of Jamaican music! Alongside the Skatalites the Sound Dimension were responsible for crafting the tunes and rhythms that emanated from Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label from the very dawning of the reggae age, and what better group could you ask for, featuring Jackie Mittoo, Ernest Ranglin, Leroy Sibbles, Horsemouth Wallace, Vin Gordon and Cedric Brooks? Guaranteed to blow your mind, this set features the finest selection of Jamaican instrumental R&B around, with jaunty, easy skanking numbers with a nice dose of loping funk sprinkled throughout. 16 tracks in all, including "Heavy Beat", "Federated Backdrop", "Baby Face", "Love Land", "Full Up", "Upsetters Dream", "The Thing", "My Heart In Rhythm", "Man Pon Spot", "Holy Moses", and "Soul Shake" CD

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✨✧ VariousSimply Rockers Vol III – Jamaican Music From The Vaults ... CD
Trojan/One Stop (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from The Upsetters, The Jamaicans, Judy Mowatt, Count Suckle, Johnny Clarke, Delroy Wilson, Dennis Brown, The Creations, Observer Allstars, Big Youth, Alton Ellis, The Valentines, Gregory Isaacs, Baba Brooks, and Marie Pierre. CD

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Mallory-Hall Band (Sanifu Al Hall & Charley Mallory)Last Special ... LP
IRC/Outernational (UK), 1974. Sealed ... $11.99
Really fantastic work from this unusual South African band of the 70s – a group who never got much exposure on our side of the Atlantic, but includes key work from some very hip American players of the time! The group is led by trombonist Al Hall and guitarist Charles Mallory – but also features key horn work from Billy Brooks on trumpet, Herman Riley on tenor and flute, Rudolph Johnson on soprano and tenor, and even the older Marshall Royal on alto – all fitting in wonderfully next to the other South African players on the date! There's also some especially nice keyboard work from Kirk Lightsey – very young here, and sounding very different than on his later albums as a leader, with a groove that fits in strongly with the soulful, funky vibe of the whole record. Titles include "Amafu", "Blue Mabone", "Princess Of Jo'Burg", and "The Last Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue, still sealed!)

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VariousTrojan Mod Reggae Collection ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Music from Lord Kitchener, Baba Brooks Band, Tyrone Taylor, Hugh Malcolm, Lynn Taitt And The Boys, King Stitt, The Uniques, Heptones, The Crystalites, Baba Brooks, Derrick Morgan, Johnny Lover & Destroyers,Owen & Leon Silveras, Lee Perry, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousOn The Detroit Beat – Motor City Soul UK Style 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
British rock, but with plenty of soul – as these artists were some of the first in the world to be influenced by the sound of early Motown Records – then set about trying to create their own strand of Detroit soul! The influence of Motown on the sound of so many other scenes has been well documented over the years – but this cool little set gets right to the heart of the matter – by representing the kind of British singers and groups who were some of the first to revel in the spirit of Berry Gordy and his creations – then find a way to move things forward with new recordings of their own! As always with Ace Records, the set is way more than just music – as there's a big booklet of notes, with details on all the many tracks and artists – a double dozen selection, with tracks that includes "Sweet Thing" by Georgie Fame, "Mickey's Monkey" by The Hollies, "No 1 In Your Heart" by Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, "Heat Wave" by Beverley Jones & The Prestons, "One Of These Days" by Guy Darrell, "I Want To Go Back There Again" by Bill Kenwright & The Runaways, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by Elkie Brooks, "I'll Be Doggone" by Billy J Kramer with The Dakotas, "As Long As I Know He's Mine" by Julie Grant, "Money" by The Undertakers, "I Want A Love I Can See" by John Leyton & The LeRoys, "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" by The Roulettes, "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Spencer Davis Group, "You Really Got A Hold On Me" by Small Faces, "Never Leave Your Baby's Side" by Tony Jackson, "No Good Without You" by The Birds, and "Let's Go Somewhere" by Beryl Marsden. CD
(Booklet has some light wear.)
 
 
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