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Sonny ClarkBest Of The Blue Note Years ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
8 tracks that do a pretty darn good job of summing up the genius of pianist Sonny Clark during his years at the Blue Note label! The recordings feature Clark in the company of some fierce hardbop groups – with players that include John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, and Art Farmer. Titles include "Junka", "Cool Struttin", "Dial S For Sonny", "Shoutin On A Riff", and "Sonny's Crib". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny ClarkCool Struttin' ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $3.99
One of the most legendary albums on Blue Note – or maybe THE most legendary albums on Blue Note – a stunning session that shows what the label was capable of when it was really hitting on all burners – from the lineup to the music to the production – and even the classic cover art on the front! The album's a crowning achievement for pianist Sonny Clark – a player who'd already brought greatness to the world before the record, but really knocks it out of the park during the session – leading a razor sharp lineup that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all coming together with some magic in the studio, crafting a sound that forever put Blue Note on the map! Tracks are long, open-ended, and almost effortlessly soulful – and titles include Clark's classics "Cool Struttin" and "Blue Minor", plus versions of "Sippin At Bells" and "Deep Night". Plus, this CD also adds 2 long bonus cuts – "Lover" and "Royal Flush" – both of which weren't on the original album! CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Sonny ClarkSonny Clark Quintets (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. Used ... $14.99
This one will confuse the discographers out there – but it's great Blue Note material by this legendary hardbop pianist! The CD reissues a previous Japanese-only set of unreleased material – called Sonny Clark Quintets – but some of the tracks have since come out on other CDs. 2 tracks – "Royal Flush" and "Lover" – feature Clark with a group that includes Art Farmer and Jackie McLean, recorded in 1957. The other 3 tracks – "Minor Meeting", "Eastern Incident", and "Little Sonny" – are from a 1958 session that was cut with Clifford Jordan and Kenny Burrell. Both sets of tracks are great – and although Clark recorded some of these tunes in other versions, the quality on this CD's still extremely high, and is proof that Clark was one of Blue Note's greatest players, worthy of all the extra sessions that were cut in the old days! Includes the bonus track "Cool Struttin'". CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Sonny Clark Memorial QuartetVoodoo ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
A seminal album from the 80s New York scene – not only because it brought some long-overdue attention to Sonny Clark (whose records were mostly out of print at the time), but also because it reminded the world that John Zorn could blow hardbop! The album features a set of classic Clark originals from the glory days of his Blue Note years – recast here by Zorn on alto sax, and a quartet that also features Wayne Horvitz on keyboards, Ray Drummond on bass, and Bobby Previte on drums. The energy's different than an older Sonny Clark record, but the sound is still plenty darn great – and titles include "Sonia", "Voodoo", "Sonny's Crib", "Nicely", "Minor Meeting", and "Cool Struttin". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Voodoo ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ Sonny Clark Memorial QuartetVoodoo ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... $59.99
A seminal album from the 80s New York scene – not only because it brought some long-overdue attention to Sonny Clark (whose records were mostly out of print at the time), but also because it reminded the world that John Zorn could blow hardbop! The album features a set of classic Clark originals from the glory days of his Blue Note years – recast here by Zorn on alto sax, and a quartet that also features Wayne Horvitz on keyboards, Ray Drummond on bass, and Bobby Previte on drums. The energy's different than an older Sonny Clark record, but the sound is still plenty darn great – and titles include "Sonia", "Voodoo", "Sonny's Crib", "Nicely", "Minor Meeting", and "Cool Struttin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a PSI sticker.)
Also available Voodoo ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Sonny ClarkCool Struttin' (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most legendary albums on Blue Note – or maybe THE most legendary albums on Blue Note – a stunning session that shows what the label was capable of when it was really hitting on all burners – from the lineup to the music to the production – and even the classic cover art on the front! The album's a crowning achievement for pianist Sonny Clark – a player who'd already brought greatness to the world before the record, but really knocks it out of the park during the session – leading a razor sharp lineup that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all coming together with some magic in the studio, crafting a sound that forever put Blue Note on the map! Tracks are long, open-ended, and almost effortlessly soulful – and titles include Clark's classics "Cool Struttin" and "Blue Minor", plus versions of "Sippin At Bells" and "Deep Night". Plus, this CD also adds 2 long bonus cuts – "Lover" and "Royal Flush" – both of which weren't on the original album! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Cool Struttin' ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Sonny ClarkDial S For Sonny ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Could there be a more classic Blue Note session? From the cover, to the title, to the hardbopping grooves of the set, this Sonny Clark late 50s smoker is one of the label's best! Clark's working here at the height of his powers – leading an all-star group that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Hank Mobley on tenor, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – all coming together magically on open-ended tunes that tighten up from the blowing session format, and really send the groove home! Plus, Sonny's writing is also great – as the set's got a number of great originals by Clark – like "Bootin' It", "Sonny's Mood", "Shoutin On A Riff", and "Dial S For Sonny". Features a bonus stereo take of "Bootin It". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)

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Art PepperArt Pepper With The Sonny Clark Trio – Holiday Flight, Lighthouse 1958 ... CD
Art Union (Japan), 1953. Used 2CD ... $33.99
A wonderful lost treasure – material recorded live at the Lighthouse in 1953, by a quartet that featured Art Pepper on alto and Sonny Clark on piano! The recording quality is a bit rough, as might be expected – but the set really cooks nicely, with a hard edge from Clark's piano that makes the whole thing have a bit more bite than some of Pepper's studio work from the time. Tracks have a nice open feel, and Art's laying back more than we'd expect – almost blowing a bit like Stitt. 2CD set features 11 numbers pulled from previous vinyl versions of the set – with titles that include "Night & Day", "Tenderly", "Brown Gold", "Tickle Toe", "Deep Purple", "Blue Bird", "S'Wonderful", "Pennies From Heaven", "Holiday Flight", and "Strike Up The Band". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, and othersBlues For Tomorrow ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a hodge-podge from different sessions – but a nice little record, and one that's come to stand on its own over the years, thanks to the strength of the work! The album's a set of previously unissued tunes from Riverside sessions of the late 50s - material from classic dates that didn't make it onto the albums, but which is every bit as good! Titles include many classics – like Sonny Rollins and Sonny Clark playing "Funky Hotel Blues", plus "Blues For Tomorrow" by a septet that included Coleman Hawkins, Coltrane, Gigi Gryce, and Ray Copeland, which was lifted from a Monk session (without Monk!) Also includes "A Sad Thing" by Herbie Mann's Californians and "Let's Blow Some Blues" by Mundell Lowe Quintet. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing missing obi.)

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✨✧ Clark TerryClark Terry's Big-B-A-D-Band Live At Buddy's Place ... LP
Vanguard, 1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Big BAD Band includes Frank Wess, Chris Woods, Ernie Wilkins, Dr Ronnie Oldrich, and Charles Davis on reeds; Clark Terry, Greg Bobulinski, Dale Carley, Paul Cohen, and Richard Williams on trumpets; Sonny Costanzo, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Wilkins, and Jack Jeffers on trombones, Ed Soph on drums, Victor Sproles on bass, and Ronnie Mathews on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Tina BrooksMinor Move (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A stunning set from overlooked tenor genius Tina Brooks – a musician who recorded for Blue Note during the key years of Hank Mobley and Johnny Griffin, but whose music was mostly un issued at the time! This rare set is a great second chapter to Tina's True Blue album – material recorded in 1958, but unissued until the late 70s in Japan – at which time the album became an instant classic in the Blue Note catalog – and for good reason, too – as the quintet features a crack lineup – with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. The group grooves nicely on Brooks' "Nutville" and "Minor Move" (done in other versions later on Blue Note), plus a nice long take of "The Way You Look Tonight" – and the tracks "Star Eyes" and "Everything Happens To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI! Cover and vinyl are beautiful!)

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Serge ChaloffBlue Serge ... CD
Capitol, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Classic Capitol jazz session, and one that pairs Boston baritone player Serge Chaloff with an LA rhythm section that has Sonny Clark on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The album's a perfect example of Chaloff's legendary (and short-lived) talents on the baritone – and listening to it, you'll hear how Chaloff was one of the few players ever to get such a rich tone and fluid style out of the instrument. The whole thing's packaged nicely, in the groovy original cover, and the set also includes one bonus cut. Titles include "How About You?", "Handful Of Stars", "The Goof & I", "Susie's Blues", and "All The Things You Are". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jef Gilson with Nathan Davis & Woody ShawJef Gilson A Gaveau (180 gram pressing) ... LP
SFP/SAM (France), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A brilliant record from French modernist Jef Gilson – and a set that's filled with amazing performances from a host of key French and American players too! At the core is Gilson – writing, directing, and playing piano in the ensemble – which also features trumpets from Woody Shaw, Roger Guerin, Sonny Grey, and Yvan Jullien – and saxophones from Michel Portal, Jean Louis Chautemps, and the mighty Nathan Davis – whose soulful sound is a really key part of the album's success! The group also features vibes from Bernard Lubat – ringing out strongly from beneath the horns – and the rest of the combo features Francois Guin and Raymond Fonseque on trombones, Alby Cullaz on bass, and Jacques Thollot on drums – all coming together in a style that's aware of modern ideas, but also swings strongly too – kind of like the most inventive late 60s moments from the Clark Boland Big Band, or the Gustav Brom ensemble. Titles include "Jazz A La Quartre", "Modalite Pour Mimi", "Jazz Gynopedie", "Happy Filou", and "Made For Mad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing – in a very cool vintage flipback cover!)

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Johnny GriffinCongregation ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An early killer from Johnny Griffin – a stripped-down quartet session for Blue Note, done in a format that really gave him plenty of room to open up! The rhythm section is a powerful trio led by Sonny Clark on piano, and featuring bassist Paul Chambers alongside the obscure drummer Kenny Dennis – but it's Griff's tone and conception that dominates the set – really blowing in a style that combines the soulful and the modern with incredible spontaneity, all wrapped up in a beautiful early Andy Warhol cover! Tracks are all longish, and titles include "The Congregation", "Latin Quarter", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "Main Spring". CD also features the bonus track "I Remember You". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanFickle Sonance (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Stunning! This is one of Jackie McLean's best-ever albums, and it's a haunting mix of hard bop and some of the more modernist tendencies that would inform his "new thing" period. Butch Warren plays bass, and he drives the set with an intensity that reminds us of Mingus – and which fits perfectly with Jackie's writing, which is influenced here clearly by the time he spent with Mingus. The title cut is one of the best tracks you'll ever hear on Blue Note, and both Jackie's alto and Tommy Turrentine's trumpet play fantastic solos all the way through. Sonny Clark's on piano, compin' hard and loud, and the whole LP rolls along with a fantastic sense of urgency that you don't always hear on Blue Note. Bass is by Butch Warren, drums by Billy Higgins, and titles include "Enitnerrut", "Lost", "Five Will Get You Ten", "A Fickle Sonance", and "Sundu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie McLeanTippin' The Scales ... LP
Blue Note, 1962/1984. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A sweet little quartet from Jackie McLean – a later entry into his bop-level sets for Blue Note, recorded right before his "new thing" years! The album never got a proper release back in the 60s, and only first saw the light of day two decades later – but it's a real cooker that's right up there with the Swing Swang Swingin set – and has Jackie blowing straight, but bringing a lot of modern edges into the mix as well! The group's a crack quartet – with Sonny Clark on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Butch Warren on bass – and titles include "Two For One", "Nicely", "Rainy Blues", and "Tippin The Scales". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Nick NicholasBig Nick ... LP
India Navigation, 1985. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Big Nick Nicholas is one of these lost tenor stars that you always hear whispers about, but can never find on wax. Years ago, Coltrane honored him with the great composition "Big Nick", but despite that fame, Nicholas had never cut a record as a leader until this obscure session in 1985. The set's a perfect showcase for his tenor – as the quartet of Billy Hart, John Miller, and Dave Jackson sit back and let Nick take the lead on most tracks, blowing away in the comfortable style that he must have used in the Boston gigs that first got him noticed back in the late 40s. Titles include "Big Nick", "Down Home Blues", "Reincarnation Of Sonny Clark", and "Two For The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a strip of tape on the spine.)

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Ike QuebecEasy Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99
A killer set of work from this tremendous tenorist – rare sides, but titles that stand with his best classics from the time! Lost material that Ike Quebec recorded for Blue Note in the early 60s, but which wasn't issued until the 80s. A few of the tracks on the album were issued on the rare short-lived 1981 album Congo Lament, but this is the first time the tracks were brought together for the first time. Half of the material features a quartet with Quebec on tenor, Sonny Clark on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and the other half feature a larger group with Stanley Turrentine and Bennie Green added in. Overall, the larger group titles are a lot harder grooving than some of Quebec's other work – especially the titles "Congo Lament" and "Que's Pill". Other tracks have a nice mellow easy feel, with great gutsy tenor work from the master! Titles include "Easy Living", "Nancy", and "I've Got A Crush On You". Includes the bonus tracks "BG's Groove Two" and "IQ Shuffle". CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Don WilkersonPreach Brother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note/Culture Factory, 1962. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
An excellent album by this lusty tenor player – and one of the rarest Blue Notes ever! Brother Don plays lean and mean, in a nice tight group that features Grant Green on guitar, Sonny Clark on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums – all of whom give Wilkerson a freer setting than he ever got working with his more famous bandleader, Ray Charles! The groove has a freer edge than on some of Wilkerson's other albums, with touches that almost reach a Latin sound at times – an influence most likely from Green's exotic work on guitar, and Higgins' wonderfully free rhythms. Titles include "Pigeon Peas", "Camp Meetin", "Jeanie Weanie", and "Dem Tamborines". CD
(Collectors edition in a LP sleeve – limited to 1000!)

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VariousJazz Giants Play Duke Ellington – Caravan ... CD
Prestige, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Clark Terry, Miles Davis, Joe Pass, Ben Webster/Joe Zawinul, Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington, Red Garland, Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, Zoot Sims & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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VariousOnly Way Is Up – Move On Up To Modern Soul ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
Upbeat, positive grooves from the glory days of soul music – tunes from a time when things were changing up a bit – moving from the straighter styles of the Northern Soul years to the more sophisticated modes that would come to be known as "modern" by British fans in the 70s – but which, to us, just mean the kind of soul music that we've always found inspirational! Most of the music here is from the tail end of the 60s and start of the 70s – but there's a very forward-thinking vibe, and a great sense of energy that takes the righteous spirit of the times, and focuses it in some very personal directions. Titles include "Stop Steppin On My Dreams" by Jerry Butler, "It Hurts So Good" by Katie Love & The Four Shades Of Black, "Lucky Felly" by The Independents, "The Only Way Is Up" by Otis Clay, "We're Not Too Young To Fall In Love" by The Jacky Beavers Show, "Too Much Love Makin" by Gloria Scott, "Don't You Care" by Alice Clark, "Come Back (part 1)" by The Fantastic Puzzles, and "Now That You're Gone" by Sonny Turner & Sound Limited, and "You Girl" by Wendell Watts. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tina BrooksMinor Move ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning set from overlooked tenor genius Tina Brooks – a musician who recorded for Blue Note during the key years of Hank Mobley and Johnny Griffin, but whose music was mostly un issued at the time! This rare set is a great second chapter to Tina's True Blue album – material recorded in 1958, but unissued until the late 70s in Japan – at which time the album became an instant classic in the Blue Note catalog – and for good reason, too – as the quintet features a crack lineup – with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. The group grooves nicely on Brooks' "Nutville" and "Minor Move" (done in other versions later on Blue Note), plus a nice long take of "The Way You Look Tonight" – and the tracks "Star Eyes" and "Everything Happens To Me". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur Series pressing.)

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✨✧ Bennie GreenSoul Stirrin' ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by hardbop trombone legend Bennie Green – an all-star sextet session that cooks like a mofo! The group features the twin tenors of Billy Root and Gene Ammons (billed just as "Jug" on the session, because of contractual reasons) – and it crackles with electricity from a rhythm section that features Ike Isaacs on bass, Sonny Clark on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums. There's some fantastic tracks on here, including Babs Gonzales' "Lullaby of the Doomed", and a monster jam called "We Wanna Cook", which was once described to us as "all you ever need to have a house party" – to which we wholeheartedly agree! Other tracks include "Black Pearl", "BG Mambo", and "Soul Stirrin" – and the album's one of the heaviest duty Blue Notes from the time! Features a bonus mono take of "Soul Stirrin". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing. Spine has a thin cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesCreamy ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Swing session with small group backing by Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Woode, Sonny Greer, and Clark Terry – and which features Johnny's warm tones soloing nicely on comfortable standards. All of side one is a "ballad medley", with a very Creamy sound, and titles that include "But Not For Me", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Whispering", and "Tenderly". The flipside's got a bit more kick, and titles that include "Honey Bunny", "Passion", and "No Use Kicking". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light aging and some clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyPoppin ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem from Hank Mobley's initial late 50s run at Blue Note – a session recorded by the label in 1957, but unissued at the time! The quality of the set is right up there with Hank's best from the period – presented here in full album format, and the mix of searing hardbop and gentle soul that we've always loved in Mobley's work – all so great that the album's easily a cut above most other jazz sides of the time, and at a level that has us (as always) scratching our heads as to why Blue Note never put this one out. Players include Art Farmer on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – and titles include "East Of Brooklyn", "Tune Up", "Poppin", "Darn That Dream", and "Getting Into Something". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Louis SmithSmithville (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really hard-edged set from trumpeter Louis Smith – one of his only two albums as a leader from the early years, and a heck of a great little album, thanks to tenor work by Charlie Rouse! Rouse is blowing beautifully here in one of his classic pre-Monk appearances – recorded at a time when he was more of a hard bopper than a modernist, but still working with an ear for unusual tones and phrasing. His horn sounds beautiful next to the deeply soulful trumpet of Smith – and the pair are supported by a rhythm team that includes Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Smithville", "Embraceable You", "Wetu", and "Later" – all done in nice long versions! CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Au Privave" and "Bakin" – plus a stereo take of "There Will Never Be Another You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineJubilee Shouts (Comin Your Way/Jubilee Shout) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962/1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of great unreleased Stanley Turrentine albums for Blue Note – issued here for the first time ever! First up is Comin Your Way – one of our favorite-ever albums from the great Stanley Turrentine – a really hard-burning session from his earliest days as a leader – and one of the key dates he cut with his brother Tommy Turrentine on trumpet! Both players are wonderful – a sharply soulful team coming off of work with the Max Roach group, but even more confident and powerful as soloists here on this Blue Note session, where they really get to shine! Horace Parlan plays piano, and blocks out grooves that are perfect for each brother to really take flight on their solos – and although the album was originally unissued at the time it was recorded, it's gone onto become a key building block in Stan's legendary catalog. Titles include "Fine Lil' Lass", "Stolen Sweets", "Thomasville", and "My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me". Next is Jubilee Shout – a great example of the sheer raw power that Stan had in his tone before it got watered down by his pop-jazz recordings of the later 60s – a sharp edge and way of phrasing that's simply amazing – filled with soulful tradition, yet never prone to any of the cliches of contemporaries like David Newman or Don Wilkerson. The group here is a great one too – a sextet with the amazing Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, punching up some very sharp lines next to stan – plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Al Harewood on drums. Titles are a killer batch of spiritual-oriented soul jazz numbers like "Brother Tom", "Jubilee Shout", "My Ship", "Cotton Walk", and "You Said It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSwingin' Affair (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazingly simple – but amazingly satisfying session from Dexter Gordon! The group's a totally solid quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the groove is right in the pocket with a solid solid soulful feel that you don't always get on Gordon's other Blue Note albums! There's a simple elegance here that's really beautiful – Gordon at his post-bop best, but without any of the over-extended modes of his too-long solo years – a mix that's really rare, and carried off impeccably for this set. The record starts with the amazing "Soy Califa", a nice hardbop number with a good Latiny feel, then slides into lots of other nice ones like "McSplivens", "The Backbone", and "Don't Explain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wardell GrayWardell Gray Memorial Album Vol 2 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-ever documents of the young genius of tenorist Wardell Gray – exactly the kind of music that shows why he was one of the biggest and best of the bop saxophonists – before he was taken away from us all too soon! The material here was originally issued on 78s or 45s, and comes together as a great full length representation of Gray at his best – and on this second volume, Wardell works in some bigger groups on great long tracks with a nicely jamming feel! Players include Sonny Criss on alto, Art Farmer and Clark Terry on trumpet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, and Hampton Hawes on piano – and titles include "Move", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Lover", "Farmer's Market", "April Skies", "Jackie", and "Sweet & Lovely". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grant GreenBorn To Be Blue (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare one from Grant Green – recorded in 1962, but not issued until 1985. The set's one of Green's early classics recorded with pianist Sonny Clark – a deeply soulful player who really had the right feel for Green's more lyrical soul jazz numbers. The rest of the group includes Ike Quebec on tenor, plus Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. The tracks are laidback and introspective – but still have enough of a groove to fit with Green's best work at the time. Titles include "Count Every Star", "If I Should Lose You", "Born To Be Blue", and "My One And Only Love". CD also features bonus tracks – "Cool Blues", "Outer Space", and an alternate of "Born To Be Blue". CD
(SHM CD pressing. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanJackie's Bag (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959/1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real classic by Jackie McLean – a record that's pulled from 2 different sessions, but which stands out with a strikingly unified feel! The album was cut during the height of Jackie's bop years for Blue Note – with one 1959 session that featured Donald Byrd and Sonny Clark, and another from 1960 that featured Blue Mitchell, Kenny Drew, and the great Tina Brooks on tenor. Brooks' appearance on the album is especially great, as the tracks which feature him and McLean together crackle with some of the first modernist energy to show up on one of Jackie's albums – really hitting hard on original compositions that include "A Ballad For Doll", "Appointment in Ghana", and "Isle of Java". One of McLean's best-ever – and filled with great original tracks! CD also features 3 bonus tracks from the Brooks session – "Medina", "Melonae's Dance", and "Street Singer". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanTippin' The Scales (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962/1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little quartet from Jackie McLean – a later entry into his bop-level sets for Blue Note, recorded right before his "new thing" years! The album never got a proper release back in the 60s, and only first saw the light of day two decades later – but it's a real cooker that's right up there with the Swing Swang Swingin set – and has Jackie blowing straight, but bringing a lot of modern edges into the mix as well! The group's a crack quartet – with Sonny Clark on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Butch Warren on bass – and titles include "Two For One", "Nicely", "Rainy Blues", and "Tippin The Scales". Includes the bonus tracks "Tippin The Scales (alt take)" & "Two For One (alt takes 1 & 2)". CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Ike QuebecBallads ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Joined by Sonny Clark, Milt Hinton, Art Blakey, Grant Green, Sonny Clark, Sam Jones, Louis Hayes, Freddie Roach, Al Harewood, Charles Thompson, JC Heard, Earl Van Dyke, Willie Jones & Wilbert Hogan. CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker on booklet cover & stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Ryo FukuiMy Favorite Tune ... LP
Slow Boat/HMV (Japan), 1994. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A lost chapter in the career of Japanese pianist Ryo Fukui – a beautiful solo set recorded quite a few years after his famous early classics – but a set that shows Fukui still every bit as full of imagination as before! There's no bass or drums on the set, but many tunes have Ryo taking off with an inherent sense of rhythm that's really wonderful – lyrical leaps on the keys of the piano that just keep charming us all over again – both on tunes of his own, and favorites by Sonny Clark and Barry Harris! The sound quality is wonderful – and really gets at that subtle attack that Fukui can bring to the piano – on titles that include "Voyage", "Scenery", "Mellow Dream", "Nobody's", "My Conception", and "Nord". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality Project Re:Vinyl series!)

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✨✧ Wardell GrayWardell Gray Memorial Vol 1 ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-ever documents of the young genius of tenorist Wardell Gray – exactly the kind of music that shows why he was one of the biggest and best of the bop saxophonists – before he was taken away from us all too soon! The material here was originally issued on 78s or 45s, and comes together as a great full length representation of Gray at his best – and on this first volume, Wardell plays tenor in one group with Al Haig on piano and Roy Haynes on drums – on titles that include "Easy Living", "Twisted", and "Southside". Another combo features Phil Hill on piano – on "Treadin", "Grayhound", and "Blue Gray". And the last combo is Teddy Charles' West Coasters – with Charles on vibes, Frank Morgan on alto, and Sonny Clark on piano – the last two of whom make their debut on the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing, still sealed with obi. Shrinkwrap has import and promo stickers on back.)
 
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✨✧ Cal TjaderTjader Plays Tjazz ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1955. Used ... $14.99
The title gets it right on this one – as the set's one of Cal's greatest straight jazz albums of the early years – done in a harder, and more soulful mode than some of his Latin-based sets from the time! The album features 2 different groups, both of them great – a main quintet that includes Brew Moore on tenor and Sonny Clarke on piano – and an additional quartet that features Bob Collins on trombone and Eddie Duran on guitar. The use of horns on the set is a nice change from some of the heavily percussive styles of Cal's other Fantasy records – and Moore's work on the album is especially nice, with some strong tenor moments that really make the album! Titles include "Moten Swing", "I've Never Been In Love Before", "Imagination", "I'll Know", "Brew's Blues", "A Minor Goof", and "How About You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny StittAutumn In New York (24 bit remaster) ... CD
1201 Music, 1962/1967. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful lost 60s material from Stitt – recorded without any tricks or gimmicks, in a solidly-blown mode that rivals his best work for Roost and Argo! The first 4 tracks of the set were recorded in New York in 1962 – with an unnamed group that lets Sonny really take the lead on sax, blowing in an easy-going and open style that's every bit the best mode he used on his live work of the time. The next 4 tracks were recorded in Zurich in 1967 – by a group that featured Sonny with Walter Bishop, Tommy Potter, and Kenny Clarke – plus trumpeter Howard McGhee on a few numbers. These tunes are equally great in their understated brilliance, and have perhaps a slight bit more punch, thanks to the expanded lineup. A few numbers run quite long, with very open solo space, and titles include "The Gypsy", "Night Work", "Matter Horns", "Hello", and "Loverman". CD

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Art FarmerSoft Shoe ... CD
Past Perfect (Germany), 1953/1954. Used ... $2.99
Collects mid-50's quartet, quintet, and septet sessions. Features work by Monk Montgomery, Charlie Rouse, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Clarke, and Wynton Kelly. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieGroovin' High ... CD
Savoy (Japan), Late 40s. Used ... $6.99
40's LP collection of some of the earlier sides that Dizzy cut for Savoy, with be bop classics like "Our Delight", "One Bass Hit", "Oop Bop Sh'Bam", "Salt Peanuts", and "Dizzy Atmosphere". The groups include players like Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Al Haig, and Kenny Clarke, and the set's virtually a who's who of early be bop, with Dizzy heading up the lead. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby LyleRhythm Stories ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $8.99
Bobby Lyle joind by Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson Jr, Gerald Albright, Reggie Hamilton, Kenny Garrett, Ray Fuller, Marcus Miller, Danny Jacob, Stanley Clarke, Everette Harp, Sonny Emory, Lenny Castro, Larry Kimpel, Carl Burnette, Peter White, Michael Patches Stewart & Larry Cohn. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fats NavarroBoppin A Riff ... LP
Savoy/BYG (France), Early 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of bop tunes recorded for Savoy – all of which feature trumpet solo work by Fats Navarro, plus work by a variety of excellent contemporaries of his – including Bud Powell, Kenny (listed as Kinney) Dorham, Kenny Clarke, Sonny Stitt, Tadd Dameron, and others. Titles include "The Tadd Walk", "Boppin A Riff (parts 1 & 2)", "Fat Boy (parts 1 & 2)", "Everything's Cool (parts 1 & 2)", "Seven Up", "Good Kick", and "That Someone Must Be You". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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