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Hot SessionHot Session (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1989. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, Blu-spec CD pressing – includes obi.)

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Jam Session At Commodore (Pee Wee Russell/Eddie Condon/Bud Freeman/et al)Carnegie Jump/Carnegie Drag (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Commodore, 1938. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Jam Session At Commodore (Pee Wee Russell/Eddie Condon/Muggsy Spanier/et al)Good Man Is Hard To Find (Parts 1 & 2) (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Commodore, 1940. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Horace Tapscott & Michael SessionLive in Avignon, France – 1989 ... LP
Village, 1989. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
A beautiful lost performance from pianist Horace Tapscott – a set of duets with saxophonist Michael Session, recorded in France at the end of the 80s – and based around three long tracks, one penned by Tapscott himself – the other two by LA/Nimbus contemporaries Jesse Sharps and Nate Morgan! All tracks are nice and long, and have a flowing, spiritual vibe – handled in the piano/saxophone duet style with this really personal quality – more soulful and inside than some of Tapscott's solo or small group material from the decade – almost as if Session is really leading the energy, a bit like Marion Brown might in a duet record like this. Fantastic throughout – with titles that include "Little Africa", "Retribution Reparation", and "The Goat & Ram Jam". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi SessionSummer Nerves (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Great Tracks (Japan), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A set that's maybe a bit more straightforward than some of the other work from Ryuichi Sakamoto from the time – warmly crafted with lots of jazzy touches, thanks to work on the record from Katuougi Session! The approach is almost city pop, but there's still some of the quirkier touches we love in Sakamoto's music – as you might guess from the cover – including a bit of vocoder, and a relatively understated way that often has the lyrics stepping around right down in the grooves! Titles include "Sweet Illusion", "Time Trip", "You're Friend To Me", "Sleep On My Baby", "Summer Nerves", and "Gonna Go To I Colony". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow vinyl pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Horace Tapscott & Michael SessionLive in Avignon, France – 1989 (bootleg edition) ... LP
Village, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautiful lost performance from pianist Horace Tapscott – a set of duets with saxophonist Michael Session, recorded in France at the end of the 80s – and based around three long tracks, one penned by Tapscott himself – the other two by LA/Nimbus contemporaries Jesse Sharps and Nate Morgan! All tracks are nice and long, and have a flowing, spiritual vibe – handled in the piano/saxophone duet style with this really personal quality – more soulful and inside than some of Tapscott's solo or small group material from the decade – almost as if Session is really leading the energy, a bit like Marion Brown might in a duet record like this. Fantastic throughout – with titles that include "Little Africa", "Retribution Reparation", and "The Goat & Ram Jam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 100 copies – with hand-assembled cover art and insert!)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsFunky – Hi Fi Jam Session ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Ammons' classic blowing sessions for Prestige, with an all-star lineup that includes Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Mal Waldron, and Kenny Burrell. The group plays together on 4 long tracks, and in a tight hardbop vein, with long soulful solos from every player. Titles include "Pint Size", "King Size", and "Funky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label 50th Street NYC pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch! Vinyl is nice and clean, cover has that brownish tinge that happens with this pressing – but is otherwise nice.)

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Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, & Steve StillsSuper Session ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Albert's Shuffle", "Stop", "Man's Temptation", "This Holy Modal Majesty", "Really", and "Season Of The Witch". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny ClarkMy Conception (plus unissued session) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957/1959. Used ... $16.99
Beautiful hardbop – and one of Sonny Clark's best albums! The My Conception session was originally recorded in 1959, when Clark was at the height of his powers – but it was never issued until 1980, and even then, only in Japan, where it soon went out of print. The set's got Clark at his most lyrical – playing with a lot of hardbop fire, but also some touches of Horace Silver soulfulness, a perfect match for session-mates Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley. Mobley's in particularly fine form at this point, and the whole set's a real winner – even more so since it's paired here with another lost session, one from 1957 that features Clifford Jordan on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar. There's a total of 9 brilliantly remastered tracks on the CD – and the set's one of the best bunch of tracks we've ever heard from the great lost piano talent of Sonny Clark. Titles include "Little Sonny", "Junka", "Blues Blue", "Minor Meeting", and "Royal Flush". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)

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✨✧ Connie Crothers & Michael BisioSession At 475 Kent ... CD
Mutable Music, 2009. Used ... $8.99
Connie Crothers on piano & Michael Bisio on bass. CD

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✨✧ Tommy Dorsey/Bunny Berigan/Fats Waller/et alJam Session At Victor – Honeysuckle Rose/Blues ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1937. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonJam Session (Trip pressing) ... LP
EmArcy/Trip, 1954. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Think what you might about Maynard Ferguson, but lots of his early albums are filled with great players – like this "jam session" record that includes Herb Geller, Bob Cooper, Bob Gordon, and Max Roach. Each side contains one long track – "Air Conditioned" and "Our Love Is Here To Stay" – both of which have a relaxed jam session feel, and lots of room for good solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Trip pressing from the 70s. Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on the first track.)

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Flying LotusFlying Lotus Presents INFINITY Infinitum – Maida Vale Session EP (with bonus download) ... LP
Warp, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A really great moment from Flying Lotus – a live set recorded for Gilles Peterson in 2010, at a point that's kind of the start of a whole new generation in jazzy modes! The lineup here features tenor from Ravi Coltrane, light string touches from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and some especially great bass ruminations from Thundercat – in a mode that's spiritual, but also ethereal too – kind of a criss-crossing of two sides of the Cali underground, in ways that find great expression under the loving ears of Peterson. A great bridge between two generations of Warp Records – with titles that include "Golden Axe", "Tea Leaf Dancers", "Drips", and "Mmm Hmm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Green Arrows4 Track Recording Session ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
An amazing tribute to The Green Arrows – an ultra-hip combo from the 70s scene in Zimbabwe! The group had a sound that was dubbed "waka-waka" by its fans – thanks to unique guitar parts that wobble back and forth with the rhythmic groove of the tunes – often recorded with a bit of echo, in ways that make them sound slightly psychedelic! The music here isn't as funky or wild as reissues of other African work of the time – but it's still pretty darn unique, with a groove that's very hard to peg – and a standout quality that really lives up to the mighty look of this package. As with other Analog Africa collections, the whole thing comes with a great batch of notes – really detailed history of the band and their music – supported with a double-length selection of tunes that includes "Infalilibe Chisoni", "Hurungwe", "Wasara Wasara", "Chimamuna Chamimba", "Nhengure", "Chipo Chiroorwa", "Nkosi's Intro", and "Mwana Waenda". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinBlowing Session (aka Johnny Griffin Vol 2) (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A stellar early Johnny Griffin recording for Blue Note, and one that features him in a larger group with Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, John Coltrane, and Wynton Kelly. As the "blowing session" title might imply, this set features long tracks that let the players get in plenty of soloing (and, we might add, in a very competitive way!) The record is similar to the Prestige sessions of the same vintage and style, but recorded with a little bit more of the care and rehearsal that Blue Note provided. Cuts include "Ball Bearing" and "Smoke Stack" – and this CD reissue has a very tasty alternate version of "Smoke Stack", with tight alternate solos! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Bobby HackettJazz Session (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
With Charles Queener on piano, Cliff Leeman on drums, Bob Casey on bass and Danny Perri & Carl Kress on guitars. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 21.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 16.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! This great 2CD version features the full versions of all the sessions, with a number of takes on some of the tunes – including an unusual version of "Where Am I Going" with the guitar of Louis Stewart instead of the piano of Mike Pyne. Also has a hardcover package, and a nice booklet of notes! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Lauren HendersonSongbook Session ... CD
Brontosaurus, 2020. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Jackson 5We Don't Have To Be Over 21 (To Fall In Love)/Jam Session ... 7-inch
Steeltown, Early 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the rare pre-Motown Jackson Five singles, from the Gary, Indiana-based Steel Town label. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing, with distribution info.)

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Bryony Jarman-PintoSour Face (Dego rmx, 2000 Black rmx, Dego rmx inst)/All About Life (Fish Factory session)/Sweet Sweet (Fish Factory session)/Sun Kissed (Fish Factory session) (with bonus download) ... 12-inch
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99 14.99
Great remixes of one track – plus three new versions of tracks from the excellent debut of this London singer! Side one features both Dego and 2000 Black mixes of "Sour Face" – nicely cosmic versions of the tune that link Bryony's current participation in the London scene with some of the deepest modes of the past! And the flipside features live takes on the tunes "Sweet Sweet", "Sun Kissed", and "All About Life" – given this fantastic jazz funk reading, with lots of sweet keyboard lines and percussion next to the lead vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited hand numbered edition of 500 copies – with download!)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorm Granz' Jam Session #8 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $33.99
An early Norm Granz production, before they were issued under the JATP moniker, though basically the same idea. In fact, this set would later get repackaged as a JATP side. As you'd expect, it's an all star cast, with a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Buddy Rich. Side one is a blowing session entitled "Jam Blues" and side two is the "Ballad Medley" stringing together bits of "Tenderly", "I've Got The World On A String", "What's New", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good","Don't Blame Me", "Imagination", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Body & Soul" and "She's Funny That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has clear tape along all of the seams and a spot of faded marker in the top right.)

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✨✧ Albert King with Stevie Ray VaughanIn Session ... CD
Stax, 1983. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Moe KoffmanMaster Session ... LP
GRT, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Featuring Moe Koffman on flute and piccolo, Doug Riley on keyboards, Don Thomson on bass, Terry Clarke on drums, and Sandra Watts on oboe. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams)

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Al Kooper with Shuggie OtisKooper Session ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Shuggie Otis' second appearance on record (the first was with Johnny Otis on the Cold Shot LP) – done in a studio blues jam headed by Al Kooper, who's more than willing to back off and let Shuggie get plenty of space to do his own thing! The record has Shuggie really going to town on a few numbers – in that messed-up west coast slightly funky style of his, a perfect match for Kooper's rock-inflected blues – and the album's a surprisingly satisfying entry in the early years of Otis' career – not unlike his first few bluesy albums for Columbia! Titles include "Double Or Nothing", "Bury My Body", "One Room Country Shack", "Shuggie's Old Time", and "Shuggie's Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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LeadbellyLeadbelly's Last Session Vol 2 (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Folkways, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet.)

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Matt Guitar MurphyIn Session – Memphis To Chicago 1951 to 1961 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... About November 6, 2020
... CD

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Oliver NelsonSkull Session ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic transformation of the Oliver Nelson sound of the 60s – a large ensemble record that takes all the soul of his earlier groove, and reworks it with a more electric vibe for the 70s! Nelson's at the height of his powers here – working brilliantly as a leader and arranger, to open the door for strong sounds from younger players like Mike Wofford and Lonnie Liston Smith on keyboards, and the great Dennis Budimir on guitar! The record's unlike most of what you'll hear on Nelson's other albums – even his other Flying Dutchman work of the time – as it's got loads of wonderful keyboard moments, and even some moog and Arp as well. Titles include "Skull Session", "125th And 7th Ave", "Flight For Freedom", "Baja Bossa", and "Dumpy Mama". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)
Also available Skull Session (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Oliver NelsonSkull Session (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Tidal Waves, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
A fantastic transformation of the Oliver Nelson sound of the 60s – a large ensemble record that takes all the soul of his earlier groove, and reworks it with a more electric vibe for the 70s! Nelson's at the height of his powers here – working brilliantly as a leader and arranger, to open the door for strong sounds from younger players like Mike Wofford and Lonnie Liston Smith on keyboards, and the great Dennis Budimir on guitar! The record's unlike most of what you'll hear on Nelson's other albums – even his other Flying Dutchman work of the time – as it's got loads of wonderful keyboard moments, and even some moog and Arp as well. Titles include "Skull Session", "125th And 7th Ave", "Flight For Freedom", "Baja Bossa", and "Dumpy Mama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
Also available Skull Session ... CD 13.99

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Phineas NewbornStockholm Jam Session Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1958. Used ... $11.99
With Benny Bailey on trumpet, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Rune Carlsson on drums. CD

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Phineas NewbornStockholm Jam Session Vol 2 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1958. Used ... $9.99
With Benny Bailey on trumpet, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Rune Carlsson on drums. Tracks include "Confirmation", "Vierd Blues", "My Ship", "Walkin", and "Celia". CD

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ShellacEnd Of Radio (14 July 1994 Peel Session/1 December Peel Session) ... LP
Touch & Go, 2019. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeves. Cover has very small splits in the bottom seam.)

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Frank SinatraSinatra's Swingin Session (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1960. Used ... $5.99
A Swingin Session indeed – as Frank steps out with Nelson Riddle on one of his last great albums for Capitol! The record's got the bounce and lilt of Frank's earlier gems with Riddle – a sly mix of jazz and strings that's every bit the best fit for Blue Eyes' vocals at the end of the 50s as it was back when he and Riddle cooked up the comeback sound earlier in the decade – and as before, although the tunes are mostly familiar, they're spun out by Frank as if they're his own – phrased beautifully, punched up nicely, and swung in just the right way to fit the spirit of the session! Titles include "I Concentrate On You", "Blue Moon", "When You're Smiling", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Always", and "September In The Rain". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Sentimental Baby", "Hidden Persuasion", and "Ol MacDonald". CD
(Out of print.)

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Danny Thompson Trio with John McLaughlinLive In Session 1967 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Hi Hat (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $25.99
A really cool combo with roots in the British mod, jazz, and rock scenes – a lineup that features Danny Thompson on bass, a young John McLaughlin on guitar, and Tony Roberts on tenor, flute, and bass clarinet! The format is great – and an especially strong showcase for Thompson and Roberts – the former of whom often keeps things pulsing and rhythmic, while the latter takes off on these nicely snakey solos that have a nice edge and a surprising current of soul! McLaughlin is often a bit more free in his approach – with tones you'll recognize from his own famous recordings to come, but looser and sometimes more introspective too. Titles include "Stratosfunk", "Mysterianimoso", "Spectrum Plectrum", "Eighty One", "Gotta Go Fishing", and "Mutiny On The Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kazumi WatanabeSession Works (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2001. Used 2CD ... $24.99
Includes 23 tracks recorded between 1977 and 1981. This collection is exclusive to the Kazumi Watanabe Early Years box set. Tracks include "Tokyo Joe", "End Of Asia", "Dragoon", "Hip Cruiser", "Not Ethiopia", "To Chi Ka", "Mountain", "Mwsik – Parts 1 & 2", and "Boogie Man Lives In Tokyo". CD
(Out of print, HQ-CD pressing in a nice gatefold sleeve.)

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Larry WillisI Fall In Love Too Easily – The Final Session At Rudy Van Gelder's ... CD
High Note, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The very last recording session from pianist Larry Willis – recorded at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder, where Willis first appeared on record back in the 60s – on his debut date with Jackie McLean! The set's a great cap to decades of wonderful music from Larry – and has that warmly soulful swing that's always made Willis one of our favorites, especially when he records with horns – as he does here with help from Jeremy Pelt on trumpet and Joe Ford on alto – players who appear on five and four tracks, each – next to a core trio that features Blake Meister on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. Willis still has that round, full touch on the piano – that way of embracing all the spectrum of colors at once, then effortlessly making things fly with his fingers – in ways that always seem to inspire his bandmates. Titles include "Today's Nights", "Heavy Blue", "Habiba", "Climax", "Let's Play", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily" – a solo number that ends the set, and which is a beautiful cap to the whole thing. CD

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VariousCo-operation – Session 2 ... CD
Goya (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
The future's never sounded so good – and this second set in the Co-Operation series is even better than the first! The tracks are a well-chosen batch of tunes from the modern London scene – the cream of the crop of some of the best producers working, including IG Culture, 4 Hero, Seji, and others! Titles include "Galaxican" by Neon Phusion, "Co-op Thing" by Da One Away feat Alma Honton, "Lady" by Big Bang with Jessica Lauren & Alexander, "Lies" by Fini Dolo, "Back n Forth" by Opaque, "The King Is Dead Long Live The King" by Blakai, "Lifeline" by Daz I Kue with Andrea Clarke, and "World Apart" by Rima with D'Vax. 10 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGhetto Disco – Nori's TK Disco Session ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
There's nothing too ghetto here – given that the work on the set all comes from the Miami soul powerhouse of TK Records – a company that was always known for a tight, well-crafted groove! And while TK had plenty of chart hits during the disco years, there's a number of cuts here that are lesser-known, and also presented in different mixes too – served up by DJ Nori in one extended 70 minute mix, but which still fits most of the tracks into the groove in a very complete way! Titles include "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "Inner City Blues" by Paul Lewis, "Do You Like That Way That It Feels" by Tempest Trio, "Bahama Soul Stew (DK edit)" by Funky Nassau, "Spank (inst 12" re-edit)" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Get On Down" by King Sporty, "Where Is The Love" by Betty Wright, "Dance to The Drummer's Beat (Harvey's nightclub re-edit)" by Herman Kelly, "For The Love Of It" by Lonnie Smith, "Ghetto Disco" by Ted Taylor, and "Music (DJ Nori edit)" by Montreal. CD

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VariousRagga Soundsplash – The Ultimate Dancehall Session ... CD
Union Square (UK), 1980s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Cocoa Tea, Admiral Bailey, Johnny Osbourne, Frankie Paul, Brian & Tony Gold, Red Dragon, Tiger, Colin Roach, Banana Man & more. CD

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoParis Session ... LP
Arista, 1969/1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice 2LP set that brought the US some of the great recordings cut by the Art Ensemble while they were in Paris (some of which have also come out under the Black Lion imprint). All of the material was recorded in the Polydor Studios in Paris in 1969, and the tracks include "The Spiritual", "Tutankhamun", "Toro", "Tthintthedalen", and "Lori Song". The feel of the tracks is very laidback, spare, and similar to the material on People in Sorrow, which was recorded during the same period. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Count BasieSixteen Men Swinging (Dance Session Vol 1 & 2) ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two wonderful early 50s albums recorded by Count Basie for Verve – both sessions aimed at the dancefloor, and served up with an undeniably soulful groove! The style here is hard and swinging – the older Basie mode refined for the 50s – thanks to arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Frank Foster, Neal Hefti, Manny Albam, and others! Groups on the set are often a bit small – and feature reeds by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Paul Quinichette; trumpets by Thad Jones, Joe Wilder, and Joe Newman; trombone from Henry Coker and Benny Powell; guitar by Freddie Green; and both piano and organ from Count Basie – the latter of which is a surprising and wonderful addition to this set! Features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "Cherry Point", "Bubbles", "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Mambo Mist", "Stereophonic", "Plymouth Rock", "Sixteen Men Swinging", "You For Me", "Soft Drink", "Slow But Sure", and "She's Just My Size". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mike Bloomfield, AL Kooper, & Steve StillsSuper Session ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Albert's Shuffle", "Stop", "Man's Temptation", "This Holy Modal Majesty", "Really", and "Season Of The Witch". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with 1B/1D matrix, includes the Columbia inner sleeve. Cover has light edge wear and is lightly bent at the top right.)
Also available Super Session ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ CachaoJam Session With Feeling – Descargas Cubanas ... CD
Maype, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer Cuban sounds from Cachao – a set that's definitely done with the "feeling" promised in the title! Jazz is at the core of the set – lots of great instrumental interplay between piano and percussion, tres and trumpet, and bass, of course – guiding the whole thing along strongly from the bottom, and really ensuring that the instrumental modes of the set keep on cooking throughout! There's really very little vocals, and the recording quality has a great sharp edge – way better than some of Cachao's bigger recordings from later years. Titles include "Marta", "La Floresta", "Juan Pescao", "Descarga General", "Y Tu Que Has Hecho", "El Nino Toca El Tres", "La Bayamesa", "A Buscar Camarones", and "Rendencion". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fela Ransome Kuti & His Highlife RakersFela's First – The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session (10 inch LP)(2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Cadillac (UK), 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever vinyl issue of the earliest recordings ever made by Fela – and a set that also includes two tracks that appear here for the first time ever! The work was recorded in London at the end of the 50s, and features a very young Fela doing a jazzy take on highlife styles – playing lead trumpet and doing vocals in a more traditional mode – with backing from a small combo that features guitar, piano, tenor, bass, and percussion – all nice and jazzy, especially the tenor – with a very hip London blend of modern modes and Nigerian roots. The whole thing's got a great postcolonial vibe – the changing sound of London in the postwar years – and titles include "Highlife Rakers Calypso No 1", "Wa Ba Mi Jo Bosue", "Aicana", and "Fela's Special". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Buddy DeFrancoJam Session #4 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Jam Session work from Norman Granz – featuring a group with Stan Getz, Harry Edison, Wardell Gray, Benny Carter, Willie Smith, Buddy De Franco, Count Basie, and Freddie Green – on two long tracks, "Oh Lady Be Good" and "Blues For The Count". The session's got a number of interesting aspects – Basie plays organ, Getz is a bit harder than usual, and Willie Smith sounds great, as always, in one of his rare appearances from the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Japanese pressing, UMV 2518. Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganLee Morgan (aka The Last Session) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work throughout – the last studio album ever cut by Lee Morgan, and a mindblowing session that always leaves us wondering how massive he would have become if he hadn't been tragically murdered shortly after it was recorded! The album's a huge change from Morgan's already-great work of the 60s – and features some very extended numbers, most a side long and these free-flowing numbers that are played by a larger group than usual – but with all the intensity and focus of a small group date from Lee! The set features key work from a young Billy Harper on tenor – especially on his own fantastic compositions "Capra Black" and "Croquet Ballet" – and for many folks, the record was a key introduction to Harper's genius. But the whole lineup is wonderful too – especially Harold Mabern on piano – and other titles include "In What Direction Are You Heading", "Angela", and "Inner Passions Out". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ AMMCrypt – 12th June 1968 – Complete Session ... CD
Matchless (UK), 1968. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
This is it – the classic live session that represents one of the defining recorded moments for this legendary British avant combo. The group here is a quintet, with Cornelius Cardew on piano and cello, Lou Gare on sax and violin, Christopher Hobbs and Eddie Prevost on percussion, and Keith Rowe on guitars. The recording was made possible by financial assistance from the Arts Council of Great Britain – thanks guys! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansSome Other Time – The Lost Session From The Black Forest (2LP 180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
MPS/Resonance, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Never-heard studio work from the great Bill Evans – not another one of those many (and great) live performances from overseas – but a well-conceived, beautifully recorded set of tracks that were done for MPS Records in their famous studios in the Black Forest! The group here is Evans sublime trio with the great Eddie Gomez on bass and a young Jack DeJohnette on drums – perfect players for completely reworking the sound of the jazz piano trio, with all the new ideas that Bill had bursting forth at the time – and this material is the only studio session by the group, recorded right after their famous live appearance at Montreux in 1968 (documented on a well-known album on Verve.) The set's a double-length outing – recorded with the kind of crisp, clear sound that MPS brought to its other classic piano albums of the time by artists like Hampton Hawes or Tete Montoliu. The whole thing's wonderful – and Gomez has a wonderful presence in the mix – as the trio really shines on titles that include "Wonder Why", "Green Dolphin Street", "These Foolish Things", "Walkin Up", "Turn Out The Stars", "Very Early", "You Go To My Head", "Lover Man", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition!)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan/Red Mitchell/Elvin JonesSuper Session ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A well-titled super session from pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Elvin Jones – and one with a bit more sense of surprise than similar all-star trio outings from the 80s! There's a looseness here that's a good antidote to some of the more tightly-produced Japanese trio sessions – by the Great Jazz Trio, Super Jazz Trio, and other groupings of American players – and Flanagan's touch on the keys is especially nice here, almost a bit more "human" than on other records – with an odd sense of tone and phrasing that keeps our interest throughout. Titles include "Too Late Now", "Minor Perhaps", "Rachel's Rondo", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Django". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Steve LacySchool Days – A 1963 Live Session (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1963/1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Steve Lacy – a set that was recorded in the early 60s, but not issued until the mid 70s – when it quickly became one of THE key records for understanding Lacy's sound and style! The set's based on the work of Thelonious Monk – and like Lacy's early Prestige album, Reflections, it features these wonderful angular extrapolations on Monk's modern ideals – really taken to the next level, and in a way that's even more far-reaching than Lacy's previous recordings of Monk. The group here is a key part of the album's strength – with Lacy on soprano sax, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dennis Charles on drums – and titles include "Bye Ya", "Monk's Mood", "Brilliant Corners", and "Skippy". CD also features two bonus tracks – "Evidence" and "Straight No Chaser" – both recorded in 1960, live, with a quintet that features Monk on piano, Lacy on soprano sax, Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Ore on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums! CD

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✨✧ Lee MorganLee Morgan (aka The Last Session) ... CD
Blue Note, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work throughout – the last studio album ever cut by Lee Morgan, and a mindblowing session that always leaves us wondering how massive he would have become if he hadn't been tragically murdered shortly after it was recorded! The album's a huge change from Morgan's already-great work of the 60s – and features some very extended numbers, most a side long and these free-flowing numbers that are played by a larger group than usual – but with all the intensity and focus of a small group date from Lee! The set features key work from a young Billy Harper on tenor – especially on his own fantastic compositions "Capra Black" and "Croquet Ballet" – and for many folks, the record was a key introduction to Harper's genius. But the whole lineup is wonderful too – especially Harold Mabern on piano – and other titles include "In What Direction Are You Heading", "Angela", and "Inner Passions Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteIn Session ... CD
Tropi Jazz, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fleetwood MacRumours (4CD set – with bonus tracks, live material, & session recordings) ... CD
Warner, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most classic albums of the 70s – a never-ending hit that's continued to inspire generations! Back in the early years of punk, we were thinking that Rumours was a record that would pass by quickly – but it turns out to have a fair bit more staying power than Never Mind The Bollocks – and continues to get new interest and new appreciation as the years go on! And, after decades, we're finally on board with the greatness of the record, and everything the group was going through, and put into the songs within – a classic lineup that includes "Dreams", "Don't Stop", "Never Going Back Again", "Go Your Own Way", "The Chain", "You Make Loving Fun", "Oh Daddy", and "Gold Dust Woman". This expanded 4CD version features lots of bonus material – including the b-side "Silver Springs", a full live show from the 1977 tour for the album – and two more CDs worth of tracks from the recording sessions – early takes, instrumentals, demos, and different versions of songs – plus two jam session tracks too! CD

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✨✧ VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... LP
Hidden Beach, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great entry in this long-running series – maybe one of the freshest in years, although maybe we're biased because of the Chicago connection too! The record continues the approach of previous volumes, but maybe has an even stronger vocal presence – thanks to strong contributions from Joyce Hurley, Taylor Mallory, Sarah Clarke, and Yvonne Gate – all singers whose presence illuminates instrumentation from James Perkins on saxes, Ivan Dupee on keyboards, and Henry Johnson on guitar. Titles include "The Story Of OJ", "The Way Life Goes", "Made In America", "Be Careful", "ATM", "Pick Up The Phone", "Goosebumps". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousReggie Young – Session Guitar Star ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge overview of greatness from guitarist Reggie Young – a musician who's remembered not only for a few key records of his own, but also for countless dates in the Tennessee studios of the 60s and 70s, where he helped transform the records of others with his talents! The package here features Reggie on every single track – adding guitar parts to a surprising variety of musical styles, including some classic southern soul that comes as a great surprise – because most folks usually think of Young in terms of his work for country music giants! The package is a great follow-up to the reissues that Ace Records has done of Reggie's own records – and features very detailed notes, with information on all the many and unusual tracks that feature Young's talents within. Titles include "Rock N Roll" by Sonny Curtis, "Touch Of The Blues" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Meet Me In Church" by Solomon Burke, "Don't Forget About Me" by Dusty Springfield, "Slip Slip Slippin In" by Eddie Bond & His Stompers, "Dream Baby" by Jerry & Reggie, "I'm Movin On" by The Box Tops, "The Champion (part 1)" by Willie Mitchell, "In The Pocket" by King Curtis & The King Pins, "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray, "I Think I'll Just Stay Here & Drink" by Merle Haggard, "Victim Of Life's Circumstances" by Delbert McClinton, "Lover Please" by Billy Swan, "Morning Glory" by James & Bobby Purify, "Where Do We Go From Here" by Waylon Jennings, "Whenever You Come Around" by Little Milton, and "More Love" by James Carr. CD
 
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✨✧ Ahmed AbdullahLiquid Magic ... CD
Silkheart (Switzerland), 1987. Used ... $32.99
A quartet session led by longtime Arkestra trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah and featuring Charles Brackeen on tenor, Malachi Favors on bass, and Alvin Fielder on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ulf Adaker & CordeographySomething Juiceful ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1998. Used ... $7.99
Trumpeter Ulf Adaker performs with cords, aka strings, in the session with violin, viola, and cello. Tracks include "Ponta De Areia", "Little Rottie Tootie", "Ancient People", and "Dog River". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pepper AdamsTwelfth & Pingree (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Enja/Ward (Japan), 1975. Used ... $24.99
Exactly the kind of session that really lets Pepper Adams show his stuff – full of long, live tracks that really have Adams stretching out on baritone – handling the instrument with soul, depth, and dexterity that might well be unmatched during this point in his career! The quartet here features Walter Norris on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Makaya Ntshoko on drums – and while all players are excellent, especially Mraz, it's really Pepper whose shining light guides the session – both on his original tunes "Bossa Nouveau" and "12th & Pingree" – and on nice takes on "Well You Needn't" and "A Child Is Born". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still in shrink.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPresenting Cannonball ... CD
Savoy, 1955. Used ... $6.99
One of Cannonball Adderley's first albums – recorded for Savoy way back in 1955, and done with a free and open style that's a nice contrast to his tighter sides for Mercury! The album's very relaxed – that hardbop blowing session mode that Savoy virtually pioneered – letting the players open up in comfortable studio space, working together almost as they would on a hip live date. Cannon's in the lead on alto, and the group also features Nat Adderley on cornet, Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – a classic Savoy rhythm section for the two horn players. Tracks are long, and titles include "Spontaneous Combustion", "Still Talkin To Ya", "Caribbean Cutie", and "A Little Taste". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Some light notes in pencil inside the booklet.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPresenting Cannonball (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Savoy/Sony (Japan), 1955. Used ... $11.99
One of Cannonball Adderley's first albums – recorded for Savoy way back in 1955, and done with a free and open style that's a nice contrast to his tighter sides for Mercury! The album's very relaxed – that hardbop blowing session mode that Savoy virtually pioneered – letting the players open up in comfortable studio space, working together almost as they would on a hip live date. Cannon's in the lead on alto, and the group also features Nat Adderley on cornet, Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – a classic Savoy rhythm section for the two horn players. Tracks are long, and titles include "Spontaneous Combustion", "Still Talkin To Ya", "Caribbean Cutie", and "A Little Taste". CD
(Out of print, includes obi!)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect offset to Cannonball's more soulful style. The rest of the group includes Hank Jones, Sam Jones, and Art Blakey – and like John Coltrane's Blue Train, the record's more of an "special session" than the usual Blue Note album, but the strength of the players make it one of the more memorable records of its day! Titles include "Somethin' Else", "One For Daddy-O", and a nice moody take on "Dancing In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, with insert! Back cover has some very light aging, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Nat AdderleyHummin' ... LP
Little David, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
A really brilliant little record from Nat Adderley – one that shows him shaking off the groove gotten from brother Cannonball, and finding some great space all on his own! The setting here is tight and funky – at a level that's a bit more arranged than a small combo soul jazz session, but which still has plenty of sharp edges and bold notes! The groove's a bit like Kudu Records from the time, but less electric overall – and Nat's cornet is featured in a hip combo with John Stubblefield on reeds, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano and keyboards, and Buddy Williams on drums. There's plenty of great funky riffing in the set, but also some wonderfully laidback grooves that really sparkle with electric piano from Gumbs – and titles include a surprisingly wonderful version of "MASH", plus "Hummin", "Midnight Over Memphis", "The Traveler", "Listen To The Rain", and the Latin-tinged "Amor Sonador". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Nat AdderleyThat's Nat ... CD
Savoy/Columbia (Japan), 1955. Used ... $12.99
A real smoker from a young Nat Adderley – a session that has the leader on cornet, working in a tight hardbop combo with Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! The tracks are all nicely sharp-edge – that soulful Savoy sound of the mid 50s – and Richardson is especially nice, really getting a great sound from both his tenor and flute. Tracks are somewhat long, with good room for solos – and titles include "Porky", "I Married An Angel", "Kuzzin's Buzzin's", and "You Better Go Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nat AdderleyThat's Nat (70s pressing) ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A real smoker from a young Nat Adderley – a session that has the leader on cornet, working in a tight hardbop combo with Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! The tracks are all nicely sharp-edge – that soulful Savoy sound of the mid 50s – and Richardson is especially nice, really getting a great sound from both his tenor and flute. Tracks are somewhat long, with good room for solos – and titles include "Porky", "I Married An Angel", "Kuzzin's Buzzin's", and "You Better Go Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear and aging, and promo sticker.)

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Air80 Below '82 ... LP
Antilles, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An essential session from the Threadgill/Hopkins/McCall trio from Chicago. The album features long compositions in the group's best tradition – and a good mix of out playing with more spiritual concepts, in a strong AACM tradition. Titles include "Chicago Breakdown", "The Traveller", and "Do Tell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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AirOpen Air Suit ... LP
Arista/Novus, 1978. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Classic AACM material from Chicago, strangely issued on Arista, but produced by Michael Cuscuna with all the care of a small-label session. The classic lineup of Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall is firmly in place – and they band interacts with a sense of humor and imagination that rivals the Art Ensemble of Chicago for sheer genius. Titles include "Cosmic Ass", "Open Air Strut", and "Strait White Royal Flush". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lorez AlexandriaDear To My Heart ... LP
Trend, 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An obscure 80s session from the great Lorez Alexandria – and a record that beautifully shows how alive her style was in these later years! The album was recorded with full group backings from the band of saxophonist Gordon Brisker – in a style that's slightly fuller than some of her mellower trio sides from the decade, and which further emphasizes the range and swinging power of her voice. Lorez sings things sweet and warmly – but never in a way that's too mellow, nor too "stock" – always fitting her phrasings to the changing modes of the tunes, and sliding in perfectly alongside the instrumentation of the group. Titles include "Yellow Days", "Without A Friend", "When The Sun Comes Out", "Zanzibar", "Why Was I Born", "Speak Low", "As Long As I Live", and "Where Have You Been". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has notes in pen on back.)

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Geri AllenTwenty One – With Ron Carter & Tony Williams ... CD
Blue Note/Somethin Else, 1994. Used ... $11.99
A classic trio session – with Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums! CD
(Out of print original Blue Note pressing with a promotional stamp on CD.)

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Laurindo Almeida & Charlie ByrdBrazilian Soul ... CD
Concord, 1981. Used ... $6.99
A really sweet session that's very much in the mode of Almeida and Byrd's classic bossa-styled work! The set features the pair playing together in a jazzy acoustic guitar mode – working through a host of Brazilian numbers with backing provided only by the percussion of Milt Holland, plus additional bass. The sound is wonderful – light, breezy, and jazzy – but also with some of the bright touches of the late 70s Bay Area Brazilian jazz sound. Titles include "Stone Flower", "For Jeff", "Carioca", "Choro II", "Famoso", and "Luperce". CD

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Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaMain Event Live ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- ... $12.99
Masterful live set by Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela – recorded at The Roxy in LA in 1978! Both their studio record from the same year and this massive live recording work incredibly well – as they're both geniuses and blending distinctive global influences – but they really cook in this live session in a way that's smoothed over a bit in the studio! Herb is on trumpet and Hugh is on flugelhorn – and the group features Mosa Jonas Gwangwa on trombone, with Larry Willis on keys, Arthur Adams and Jeff Sigman on guitars, Manola Badrena on percussion, Buddy WIlliams on drums and David Williams on bass,. Includes "Foreign Natives", "People Make The World Go Round", "Besame Mucho", "Mama Way", "Kalahari Nights", "Shame The Devil", "Mama Way" and "I'm Comin' Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassBeat Of The Brass ... LP
A&M, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $11.99
Beautifully compressed pop from Herb Alpert – a session that's still got the traditional Tijuana Brass style, but which also displays a more restrained, more adult approach to instrumental pop! The rhythms are nicely changed out more than before here – stretching out with interwoven exotic touches and sweeter A&M pop – all coming together at a level that's far more sophisticated than you might guess if you've only got a version of Herb that's reduced to simple cliche! Herb also makes a key vocal appearance on the song "This Guy's In Love With You" – the group's first #1 single, and the beginning of a great run of Alpert vocalizations. Other tracks include "The Robin", "Slick", "Panama", "A Beautiful Friend", "She Touched Me", and "Thanks For The Memory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Rodrigo Amado with Peter EvansFreedom Principle ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
The title definitely lives up to the sound of the record – a really loose, free session from a quartet that includes strong work from both trumpeter Peter Evans and tenorist Rodrigo Amado – the latter of whom leads the group! All tracks are long, and build with a nice degree of energy – one that gets back to the "freedom principle" generation between the ESP and loft jazz years – when spontaneous creativity like this was really in action. All four members contribute equally to shape the sound of the performance – and the group also features Miguel Mira on cello and Garbirel Ferrandini on drums. Titles include "Pepper Packed", "Shadows", and "The Freedom Principle". CD

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Gene AmmonsBig Sound ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $59.99
Classic Jug, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. The album has only 4 tracks, and they're all long and nice and soulful. The titles are "Blue Hymn", "The Real McCoy", "Cheek To Cheek", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has light wear and a small sticker in the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsNot Really The Blues ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an all-star cast that includes Art Farmer and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Jackie McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All the horn players are given free reign to solo – and as most of the tracks go on and on and on, they really get room to open up, blowing with the kind of competitive creativity you'd hear in a live set at the same time. Includes three long tracks: "Not Really The Blues", "Jammin With Gene", and "We'll Be Together Again". Also issued under the title Jammin With Gene. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has a split spine and some flaking on the seams.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittDig Him (aka We'll Be Together Again) ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. Recorded in 1961 during Jug's great year of contract-breaking – and issued later in the 60s by Prestige under a different title. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittGod Bless Jug & Sonny ... CD
Prestige, 1973. Used ... $7.99
Great late work by Jug and Sonny – recorded as one of those excellent concerts thrown by Baltimore's famous Left Bank Jazz Society. The format is simple – with both soloists up front, and a crack rhythm section that includes Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins – and the players blow for long unfettered solos, much freer than they'd be on a regular Prestige session. Titles include "Blue N Boogie", "Stringin The Jug", "Ugetsu", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "God Bless The Child". Previously unissued, too! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong & Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate the tunes a bit more strongly, and give them that gently swinging rhythm that always works well with Armstrong's style. The real surprise, though, is Louis' voice – which is simple, almost elegant at times – and free from some of the gimmicks of other 50s sessions, or the too-playful style of his better-known duets of the period. We really love his gentle, honest approach to the lyrics here – on tunes that include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Moon Song", "What's New", "There's No You", "You Go To My Head", "That Old Feeling", and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)
Also available Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Louis Armstrong & Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1957. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate the tunes a bit more strongly, and give them that gently swinging rhythm that always works well with Armstrong's style. The real surprise, though, is Louis' voice – which is simple, almost elegant at times – and free from some of the gimmicks of other 50s sessions, or the too-playful style of his better-known duets of the period. We really love his gentle, honest approach to the lyrics here – on tunes that include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Moon Song", "What's New", "There's No You", "You Go To My Head", "That Old Feeling", and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful pressing – part of the Acoustic Sounds series! Remastered 180 gram pressing – with tip-on sleeve.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (Inner City) ... LP
America/Inner City, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoSirius Calling ... CD
PI Recordings, 2004. Used ... $11.99
The last recording session by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago with Malachi Favors – done shortly before his death in early 2004, and a record that's certainly touched by his gentle soul! There's a poise here that's really great – a kind of careful and thoughtful presentation of the material that's often extremely tuneful, and which features some especially nice reed work from Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman. Titles include "Sirius Calling", "Two Twenty", "He Took A Cab To Neptune", "Till Autumn", "Dance Of Circles", "You Can't Get Away", and "Taiko". CD

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Art Ensemble Of Chicago with Cecil TaylorDreaming Of The Masters Vol 2 – Thelonious Sphere Monk ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1991. Used ... $12.99
A really unusual session – the Art Ensemble Of Chicago is joined by pianist Cecil Taylor – in a celebration of the music of Thelonious Monk! CD
(Out of print.)

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Babatunde & PhenomenaLevels Of Consciousness (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A wonderfully soulful session from percussionist Babatunde Lea – and a shining example of the warm spirits and cross-cultural experimentation going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s! The record mixes 70s soul jazz with bits of funk, Latin jazz, and breezy west coast touches – making for an album that's got some of the earthy charm of work on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz, mixed with the tighter soulful production of some of George Duke's early 70s sides for MPS. The vibe is incredible – a beautiful mix of warm vocals, tight soloing, and message-oriented grooves – and the whole thing's great all the way through! Titles include "Thailand Stick", "Use Your Hands", "Merely A Suggestion", "Levels Of Consciousness", "Thang", and "Plea From The Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Alice BabsMusic With A Jazz Flavour (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Celeste (Japan), 1973. Used ... $24.99
Great stuff by this sublime Swedish jazz singer! Alice Babs has a cool breezy vocal style – one that graced more than a few albums by the time of this 1973 session, including great sets with both American and Swedish backup groups. This one features Alice singing with the orchestra of Nils Lindberg – in a sophisticated jazzy mode that's a bit like some of the styles used by singers like Monica Zetterlund or Sheila Jordan during the early 70s, but perhaps a bit more flowery. The album features her jazz dance version of "Been To Canaan", done with some heavily grooving congas in the mix – plus the tracks "Song For The Dreamer", "Checkered Hat", "Hody", and "A Hundred Years From Today". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Say When" and "Natural Affection". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Alice Babs & Duke EllingtonSerenade To Sweden ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, 1963. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A beautiful and rare recording – both for singer Alice Babs, and Duke Ellington himself! The session was cut in Paris in 1963 – and it's a moody, intimate album that features Duke backing up Alice with arrangements that are quieter and more subtle than those used with most other Ellington-related singers. Alice is extremely great on the set – and often sings in weird wordless vocals – not really scatting, but more of a horn based-style that's very icy and cool. The whole thing's great – much greater even than the sum of its two famous parts – and titles include "Serenade To Sweden", "Stoona", "La De Doody Doo", "Strange Visitor", "Come Sunday", "Babsie", and "Untitled Lullaby". CD

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album

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Derek Bailey/Evan Parker/Jamie Muir/Hugh Davies/ChMusic Improvisation Company ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1970. Near Mint- ... $43.99
A seminal session that forever put the British improvisational scene on the map – a great little record that features guitar by Bailey, soprano sax by Evan Parker, electronics by Hugh Davies, and work by Jamie Muir and Christine Jeffrey. Tracks are longish, and relatively free – and titles include "Tuck", "Third Stream Boogaloo", "Dragon Path", and "Packaged Eel". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover is still in shrink, but like many German pressings, the cellophane has fused with the gloss finish and shows some aging.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew (180 gram 2LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1956. Sealed 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Killer work from the late 50's by Chet! Although Baker's trumpet playing in the early part of the decade became known as one of the trademark "cool" sounds of the west coast, he started to move towards a sound that was a lot more hardbop at the end of the decade – as you'll hear on this tasty album. The session's got a great (and unlikely) batch of players accompanying Chet – like firey young soul jazz pianist Bobby Timmons, modal grooving bassist Jimmy Bond, and cool tenorist Phil Urso. The set's a great one, and pushes Chet's sound way past the usual stereotypes. Titles include "Medium Rock", "Lucius Lu", "Revelation", and "To Mickey's Memory". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Pure Pleasure pressing!)

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Chet BakerChet Baker In New York ... LP
Riverside/Craft, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... On February 5, 2021
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerChet Baker Sextet (10-inch) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good ... $39.99
A real lost treasure from Chet Baker – an obscure sextet session, originally issued only as a 10" LP! The record features Chet's trumpet in a frontline with Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and Bud Shank on baritone sax – working through a set of cool modern arrangements by Jack Montrose, Johnny Mandel, and Bill Holman – in a mellow west coast take on the chamber jazz sound of the 50s. The pairing of horns is great, and makes for some evocative changes and tonal colors – on a set list that includes the tracks "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day", "Dot's Groovy", "The Half Dozens", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging, and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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Chet Baker & Bud Shank/Leith StevensTheme Music From The James Dean Story (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1956. Used ... $9.99
Although the initial release of this music was a cheap attempt to cash in on the tragic fame of the late James Dean, this 1956 session was also one of the nicest big band dates to come out of the Pacific Jazz catalog of the 1950s! Chet Baker and Bud Shank are the featured soloists of the set – and the group's conducted by Johnny Mandel and Bill Holman, both excellent arrangers with a strong feel for soundtrack-oriented material of this sort. Tommy Sands sings vocals on a version of "Let Me Be Loved", which is the only standard on the set – as the rest of the tracks are originals by the great Leith Stevens. The band's filled with other west coasters that you'll recognize – and titles include "The Movie Star", "Jimmy's Theme", "The Search", "Lost Love", and "Rebel At Work". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small spot of sticker residue on the cover.)

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✨✧ Chet Baker SextetChet Is Back! ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of Chet Baker's rarest albums – and a great one! The session was recorded in Rome in 1962, at a time when Chet's star had fallen quite a bit on the American scene, and it features him working with some of the hippest European players at the time – like Rene Thomas on guitar, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Amadeo Tomassi on piano, and Daniel Humair on drums. The tracks are longer than those on some of Chet's earlier albums – with an angularity that brings out new modes of blowing on some of his solos. Titles include "Blues In The Closet", "Barbados", "Star Eyes", "Pent Up House", and "Ballata In Forma Di Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Speakers Corner pressing, including the insert.)

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Gato BarbieriChapter One – Latin America ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
We love this record! Although Gato Barbieri has put out a few snoozers in his career, this amazing first chapter of his Latin venture for Impulse is an incredible record throughout – one of the greatest Impulse sessions of the 70s! Gato returns to his native Argentina for the session – and works with a collective of musicians in Buenos Aires to create a sound that's a startling blend of Latin rhythms and post-Coltrane freeness. Barbieri's tone is amazing, and has a rich Pharoah Sanders-ish spirituality to it – soaring out over acoustic percussion and Latin rhythms with an earthy, organic sound that's completely wonderful! Titles include "Encuentros", "India", "Nunca Mas", and the fantastic "To Be Continued". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby BareBobby Bare Sings Shel Silverstein Plus (8CD set) ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 8CD ... $216.99 249.99
A huge tribute to one of the most important partnerships in country music during the 70s – the vocal talents of Bobby Bare and the offbeat songwriting skills of Shel Silverstein – one that helped both artists really hit their heights during the decade! Bare had cut some great work for RCA during the 60s, but was floundering a bit after a brief stop at Mercury Records at the end of the decade – and Silverstein was a multi-voiced artist who was part of the Chicago folk world, a member of Hugh Hefner's inner circle, and both a cartoonist and a clever wordsmith – but one who never had the right showcase for his own songs. Johnny Cash and a few others sung Silverstein songs – but it was really Bobby Bare who found the right platform for Shel's music – taking the hip Midwestern words into more of a down-home spirit in Nashville – blending things perfectly as Bare really started to explore the format of album-length expression in the 70s. This huge set brings together all the remnants of that partnership – and includes 25 unreleased tracks, plus the full albums Lullabys Legends & Lies, Hard Time Hungrys, Singin In The Kitchen, Great American Saturday Night , Down &Y Dirty, Drink & Crazy, and lots more material – plus a huge 128 page hardcover book that has a look at the career of both artists, lots of photos, lyrics, and session details too! 137 tracks on 8CDs – and a stunning collection! CD

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Count BasieBasie's Beat ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach – but overall, the real strength is the horn section, particularly Al Aarons, Dixon, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who all get in some very nice solo work. Tracks are mostly older numbers, Basie-ized – and played with a laidback tone that's a real contrast from the higher energy early 60s recordings. Titles include "Squeeze Me", "Frankie & Johnny", "Boone's Blues", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hey Jim". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Seven ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Near Mint- ... $44.99
Stripped-down Count Basie from the start of the 60s – a great little set that has the Count working with some of the best players from his larger group, in a session of even more intimate small combo material! The sounds here echo the Basie groove of the earlier years, but the overall presentation is a fair bit more modern – nicely syncopated with that sense of space discovered by Basie in the 50s – and perfectly interpreted by players who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Frank Wess on flute, Frank Foster on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, Eric Dixon on flute, and Basie himself on both piano and organ – the latter of which is quite a treat! Titles include "Secrets", "Count's Place", "I Want A Little Girl", "Tally Ho Mr Basie", "Senator Whitehead", "Whatcha Talkin", and "Shoe Shine Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Canadian Sparton pressing – red label with deep groove.)

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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams – and titles include "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "007", "Girl Trouble", and "Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover is lightly bent at the bottom right.)

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Shirley BasseyNobody Does It Like Me/Love Life & Feelings ... CD
United Artists/BGO (UK), 1974/1976. New Copy 2CDs ... $8.99 21.98
2 mid 70s albums from Shirley Bassey – back to back as a 2CD set! Nobody Does It Like Me has shirley working in New York with arrangements by Gene Page and Nick Perito – both of whom give Shirley a sound that's smooth, sophisticated, and sometimes soulful – yet still filled with some of the powerful punch of her earlier British recordings. There's almost echoes of mid 70s Marlena Shaw or Nancy Wilson at times – although the overall feel is a bit more pop in the end. Titles include "Leave A Little Room", "When you Smile", "Davy", "All That Love Went To Waste", "I'm Nothing Without You", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". Love Life & Feelings is a serious British session arranged and conducted by Arthur Greenslade – done in a mood that's often mellow, and which has more dark corners than we'd expect from Shirley – a sad-tinged sound that often features a bit of organ brewing down in the low range of the sound spectrum. Bassey's vocals are surprisingly well suited to the setting, and there's a restraint here that really helps her take one of her best new steps in years – one that's perhaps a bit too late in her career to really make a difference, but which would have really done wonders at the start of the 70s! Titles include "Alone Again Naturally", "Midnight Blue", "Isn't It A Shame", "What I Did For Love", "Born To Lose", "The Hungry Years", "The Way I Want To Touch You", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy". CD

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetBasso Valdambrini Quintet (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $49.99
A sharp-edged session of tremendous trumpet and tenor interplay – served up by the legendary quintet of Gianni Basso and Oscar Valdambrini! The album's got a sound that's as hip as it looks – a great approach to 50s modern jazz, done in a style that's equally influenced by west coast cool and east coast hardbop! Valdambrini's trumpet is beautifully measured throughout – with echoes of both Kenny Dorham and Chet Baker – offset by some deeper grooving on tenor from Basso, who plays with a strength and command that few American players of the time could match. Titles include "Come Out Wherever You Are", "Lo Struzzo Oscar", "Lotar", "Gone With The Wind", "Parlami D'Amore Mariu", and "Fan Tan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting at the top of the spine held with clear tape, looks nice otherwise with very light wear and aging.)

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Beastie BoysIn Sound From Way Out! ... LP
Grand Royal/Universal, 1996/1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The Beasties' peak-era, retro-style instrumentals LP! Even at their weakest vocal moments, we've always dug the Beastie Boys' firm commitment to funky instrumental backing – their albums are filled with lots of nice interludes, instrumentals, and backing grooves – but they often seemed to get buried amidst all the bugged out vocals. The record kind of has the vibe of a lost jazz organ session, with lots of weird twists and turns thrown in, and all the better thanks to Money Mark, pretty much a 4th Beastie here! A cool bit of instrumental funk with a very classic production feel. Every track's a winner, and the titles include "Ricky's Theme", "Groove Holmes", "Sabrosa", "In 3's", "Transitions", "Bobo On the Corner", and "Shambala". LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard Beirach with Terumasa Hino & Yoshiaki MasuoZal – In Duet With Terumasa Hino & Yoshiaki Masuo ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most beautiful albums of the 70s from pianist Richie Beirach – and in saying that, we don't mean to insult the rest of his other great American work! This set was done in Japan, and it's maybe one of Beirach's most obscure of the decade – but it's also a really special session that features the pianist in combination with two different musicians – guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo on side one, and trumpeter Terumasa Hino on side two – each artists whose contributions bring out a slightly different side of Beirach's sound! The guitar on side one highlights some of those spacious, airy notes that Richie brought to his beautiful ECM sides of the period – while Hino's use of both trumpet and flugelhorn emphasizes some of the darker tones of the piano, but in ways that are completely different than Beirach's work with Dave Liebman. One title is also just solo piano – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Mavrodaphne", "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", "Zal", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)
 
 
 



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