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Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good- ... $9.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition – the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their trademark sound with a new range of sounds and feelings – and Rollins himself cuts back on the hardbop influences, and shows some great restraint in matching some of the group's more modern modes. Sonny only plays on 2 of the album's 6 tracks – but that's enough to open it up nicely – and on other numbers, the MJQ begin in their usual mellower mode, but then seem to step things up with more boppish inflections, almost anticipating Rollins' arrival on the last 2 numbers. Sonny plays on the tunes "Bag's Groove" and "Night In Tunisia" – and other titles include "Midsommer", "Festival Sketch", "Yardbird Suite", and an opening medley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsAlfie ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. Used ... $15.99
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled with moody colors, great changes, and a vibrant sense of energy that's far deeper than the actual film! The group includes Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell, and J.J. Johnson, and they swing hard on all tracks. Titles include the 10 minute workout of "Alfie's Theme", plus a shorter "Differently" version" – plus "On Impulse", "Transition Theme", and "He's Younger Than You". Nice stuff throughout, and much more of a jazz album than a soundtrack! CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)
Also available
Alfie ... LP 39.99
Alfie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsAlfie ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled with moody colors, great changes, and a vibrant sense of energy that's far deeper than the actual film! The group includes Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell, and J.J. Johnson, and they swing hard on all tracks. Titles include the 10 minute workout of "Alfie's Theme", plus a shorter "Differently" version" – plus "On Impulse", "Transition Theme", and "He's Younger Than You". Nice stuff throughout, and much more of a jazz album than a soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small sticker on back.)
Also available
Alfie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99
Alfie ... CD 15.99

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Sonny RollinsAlfie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. Used Gatefold ... $29.99
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled with moody colors, great changes, and a vibrant sense of energy that's far deeper than the actual film! The group includes Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell, and J.J. Johnson, and they swing hard on all tracks. Titles include the 10 minute workout of "Alfie's Theme", plus a shorter "Differently" version" – plus "On Impulse", "Transition Theme", and "He's Younger Than You". Nice stuff throughout, and much more of a jazz album than a soundtrack! CD
(Out of print – and includes obi!)
Also available
Alfie ... LP 39.99
Alfie ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsAll The Things You Are – 1963 to 1964 ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1963/1964. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $59.99
One of the most free-wheeling Sonny Rollins albums of the 60s – an album that features some very long, extended tracks that really break out from some of the straighter moments of Sonny's mid-60s recordings! The title track is an incredible 20 minute workout – one that almost feels improvised, but which is never too free – always pulsating with a killer groove from the drums of Elvin Jones and bass of Jimmy Garrison – and featuring the trumpet of Freddie Hubbard in the frontline with Rollins' tenor – blowing with quite an edge throughout! Side two features "Blessing In Disguise" – which is equally adventurous – plus a surprisingly moody take on "We Kiss in a Shadow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp! Cover has a small cutout hole in a bottom corner, but is very nice overall.)

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Sonny RollinsEasy Living ... LP
Milestone, 1977. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (ABC) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and peeling in the bottom left corner from sticker removal.)

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Sonny RollinsJazz Classics (aka Movin Out) ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A 60s album that repackages the sessions that were featured on Movin Out – a record that features Rollins at the modernist edge of the bop years – playing in 2 different groups, one with pianist Elmo Hope, the other with Monk. Both groups have strong rhythm sections, and the material is a great indication of Rollins' edgey genius, even at an early age. Titles include "Solid", "Movin Out", "Swingin For Bumsy", and "More Than You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsLove At First Sight ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1980. Used ... $8.99
With a quartet that includes George Duke on acoustic and electric piano – plus some percussion from Bill Summers! CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsNewk's Time ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Sealed ... $39.99
About as classic as you can get for Sonny Rollins during the 50s – from the cover right down to the incredible solos on the set! The album's got Rollins really stretching out – still not finding the freer trio mode of his Vanguard session, but still bringing in plenty of fresh ideas in both his phrasing and the construction of his tunes – way more than just the roots of his (still excellent) years as a boppish player. The group's nice and loose – with Wynton Kelly on soulful piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all able to snap into a groove when needed, but also letting Rollins really lay back into a solo too. Titles include the sublime "Asiatic Raes", plus "Namely You", "Tune Up", "Wonderful Wonderful", and "Blues For Philly Joe". If you've ever needed a record to convince you how great Rollins is, this might just be the one! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French analogue pressing, with obi!)

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Sonny RollinsNight At the Village Vanguard Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $5.99
One of the greatest Sonny Rollins records ever! The set is a legendary batch of trio tracks that feature Sonny working in a format that is incredibly free for the time, and which show him as more of a modernist than a bopper – although his solos are still pretty darn fantastic from a bop perspective – stretching out in free, piano-less space – really cutting some amazing edges, and blown in tones we might never have expected from Rollins a few years before. The group is beautifully open ended – with Wilbur Ware on bass and Elvin Jones on drums, and both of them in their best mode of the late 50s. This package features a reworked lineup of tracks from the LP – showing the true first volume of material – and adding in Donald Bailey on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums for a few tracks. Titles include "Night In Tunisia (afternoon take)", "Night In Tunisia (evening take)", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Four", "Woody N You", and "Old Devil Moon". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Night At the Village Vanguard Vol 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Sonny RollinsNight At the Village Vanguard Vol 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $4.99
One of the greatest Sonny Rollins records ever! The set is a legendary batch of trio tracks that feature Sonny working in a format that is incredibly free for the time, and which show him as more of a modernist than a bopper – although his solos are still pretty darn fantastic from a bop perspective – stretching out in free, piano-less space – really cutting some amazing edges, and blown in tones we might never have expected from Rollins a few years before. The group is beautifully open ended – with Wilbur Ware on bass and Elvin Jones on drums, and both of them in their best mode of the late 50s. This package features a reworked lineup of tracks from the LP – showing the true first volume of material – and adding in Donald Bailey on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums for a few tracks. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "I Can't Get Started", "Get Happy", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Strivers Row", and "I'll Remember April". CD
(Out of print early pressing.)
Also available Night At the Village Vanguard Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Sonny RollinsNo Problem ... LP
Milestone, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Bobby Broom on guitar, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. Titles include "Joyous Lake", "No Problem", "Jo Jo", "Penny Saved", and "Coconut Bread". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Sonny RollinsNucleus ... CD
Milestone, 1975. Used ... $16.99
A sweet electric set from Sonny Rollins – and maybe the closest he ever came to cutting a funk record! The set's got that mellow electric funk approach that Prestige was using often in the mid 70s – Sonny's tenor lines getting some great Bay Area studio support from George Duke on keyboards, Bennie Maupin on reeds, Raul De Souza on trombone, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, and even Mtume on congas – players who work together to create a tight ensemble sound that moves the album nicely along! Titles include the great cut "Newkleus", a space funk jammer that has a nice Headhunters-ish kind of sound – and other tracks include "Gwaligo", "Azalea", and "Cosmet". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsOur Man In Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $23.99
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums ever, and a totally inspired, totally non-stop freewheeling live set, recorded with Don Cherry, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins! Working on long tracks in an unfettered setting, Rollins' hits one of those rare moments of genius where he can turn his solo over and over again – never losing interest, and always opening up new territory – at a level that easily matches the oft-made claim that he's one of the greatest tenor talents ever on the tenor sax! The album features only 3 long tracks, all dominated by masterful work by Rollins – and titles include "Oleo", "Dearly Beloved", and "Doxy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove – a nice copy! Label has a small bit of pen, but cover is great.)

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Sonny RollinsReel Life ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1982. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked Sonny Rollins set from the early 80s – one that has him recording with a fair bit of guitar, but still staying very much in his best form as an improviser! The group here features both Bobby Broom on electric guitar, and Yoshiaki Masuo on acoustic and electric – both players who get in plenty of sound during the set, but always as a follow-up to Rollins' bold tenor voice in the lead. Remaining group members include Bob Cranshaw on electric bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – and although the electric strings might normally make for a smooth sort of record, Sonny's sharper sound still brings plenty of edge – even when the rhythms of a few tunes get a bit bright. Titles include "My Little Brown Book", "Reel Life", "McGhee", "Rosita's Best Friend", and "Best Wishes". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Sonny RollinsSolid ... CD
Past Perfect (Germany), 1954. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Includes slipcover, booklet has a tiny bit of pen.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Brass/Sonny Rollins Trio ... LP
Verve, 1958. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Quite an unusual record for Sonny Rollins – but a great one too! At first glance the concept is a strange one – almost a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements – but oddly, the idea works, and works nicely – as Rollins' edgey solos cut through the heavy arrangements with ease, creating some angular counterpoint and a tight little space to make his own sound. The group was conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and the flipside of the album features Rollins playing in a small trio with the great Henry Grimes on bass (who also played with Rollins on some of his best sessions from the time!) and Charles Wright on drums. Titles include "Manhattan", "If You Were The Only Girl In the World", "Who Cares?", and "Far Out East". Originally issued on MGM/Metro – but this is the Verve pressing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2555, with insert.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... LP
Impulse, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality than some of Sonny's earlier records, and one that brings out some sharper tones in his horn, even on the mellower numbers. The rhythm support is loose, but somewhat soulful and spontaneous – and features Ray Bryant on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – an unusual pairing for Sonny, but that's what makes them so great. In a way, the album's almost Rollins' equivalent of John Coltrane's earlier Ballads album for Impulse – in that it includes familiar tunes, but remade into completely new numbers by the sound of the leader. Titles include "Green Dolphin Street", "Everything Happens To Me", "Three Little Words", and "Hold Em Joe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $3.99
A crackling bit of hardbop from Sonny Rollins – and a session that has Sonny playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group that included Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano! Sonny had already made a strong name for himself on albums issued under the Roach/Brown tag at the time, and here the group returns the favor by allowing Sonny to lead, and by giving him a good deal of time in the spotlight! Rollins' solo ability is risen to a razor-sharp level for the set – really getting fire, and managing to invent at a speed and sharpness that's simply amazing. Titles include Sonny's classic reading of "Pent-up House", plus "Valse Hot", "Kiss & Run", and "Count Your Blessings". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsTaking Care Of Business ... LP
Prestige/Milestone, 1955. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Early bop work by Sonny Rollins – from his Prestige years! Like other Milestone two-fers that were issued in the 70s, this set goes back and collects work recorded within the same time frame, and comprises material that was otherwise issued on Work Time, Tenor Madness, Sonny Boy and Tour De Force, some of his finest hard bop sides from the mid 50s. Sonny's playing alongside Ray Bryant, George Morrow, Max Roach, John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones and Kenny Drew, with about half of the numbers quartet sides. 13 tracks in all: "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "It's All Right With Me", "My Reverie", "Paul's Pal", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", "Tenor Madness", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Ee-ah", "Sonny Boy", "B Swift" and "B Quick". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsThree Giants! (Prestige Historical Series) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Nice album that contains a mid-50s session recorded by Rollins for Prestige – with a quintet that includes the Clifford Brown-Max Roach ensemble, with Rollins filling in the tenor spot. Richie Powell's on piano, and the whole group has a very tight "roots of hardbop" sort of sound. Includes a classic reading of "Pent-up House", plus "Valse Hot", "Kiss & Run", and "Count Your Blessings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in a white tinted cover, which has some wavines due to moisture.)

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Sonny RollinsTour De Force ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $19.99
Wonderful Rollins work from the bop years – served up cracklin' hot, in a group with Kenny Drew on piano and Max Roach on drums. The obscure vocalist Earl Coleman checks in on two numbers – "Two Different Worlds" and "My Ideals" – giving a nice glimpse of a time in the bop era when players were much more likely to let a vocalist sit in on a set. However, the instrumental tunes – "Ee-Ah", "B Quick", and "B Swift" – are still the best ones. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsWorktime! ... CD
Prestige, 1955. Used ... $4.99
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many decades running! There's a depth of tone on the record that rivals Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young – but a quickness of pace and imagination that shows a clear influence from Charlie Parker, and a deftness that few were bringing to the tenor at the time. The rhythm section here is super tight – and features Ray Bryant on piano, George Morrow on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all supporting Rollins' bold lead with lines that bristle with electricity, but still often fall back to let the sound of the tenor envelop the whole group. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "Paradox", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Worktime! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Sonny RollinsWorktime! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. Used ... $14.99
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many decades running! There's a depth of tone on the record that rivals Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young – but a quickness of pace and imagination that shows a clear influence from Charlie Parker, and a deftness that few were bringing to the tenor at the time. The rhythm section here is super tight – and features Ray Bryant on piano, George Morrow on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all supporting Rollins' bold lead with lines that bristle with electricity, but still often fall back to let the sound of the tenor envelop the whole group. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "Paradox", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Out of print, K2/20-bit remaster, with purple graphics instead of green – still sealed with obi and original Japanese hype sticker!)
Also available Worktime! ... CD 4.99

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Sonny Rollins/Teddy EdwardsSonny Rollins At Music Inn/Teddy Edwards At Falcon's Lair ... LP
Metro, 1958. Very Good- ... $9.99
A strangely split LP, but important for the way that it captures Rollins during that pivotal year of 1958. Like some of his other sides from the time, this LP features Sonny with only bass and drums behind him – blowing free, but quite tightly, with no sloppiness at all. Tracks include "John's Other Theme", "Limehouse Blues", and "You Are Too Beautiful" – all crafted with that searching angular style that made these moments in Rollins' career so great. The LP is completed by 2 tracks recorded in LA by Teddy Edwards, in the company of pianist Joe Castro, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Billy Higgins – nothing fancy, but nicer than most Edwards material from the time. Tracks include "A Foggy Day" and "Billie's Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Metro Jazz pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Sonny Rollins/Thad JonesSonny Rollins Plays/Thad Jones & His Ensemble ... CD
Fresh Sound, 1957/1958. Used ... $9.99
A legendary split album from the hardbop underground of the 50s – two different sides by two different artists – both of them great! Side one features stunning work from Sonny Rollins – blowing at a level that matches his early gems for Blue Note, with that razor-sharp tone and sense of timing – and a style that's already beginning to move away from some of the more familiar conventions of bop. Sonny's tracks only include three numbers – but all are worth the price of admission – and feature Rollins on tenor with Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Gil Coggins on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Dennis on drums – on the titles "Like Someone In Love", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "Theme From Pathetique Symphony". Thad Jones really shines on side two – an early demonstration of his conception for a larger group, but done at a level that's looser than some of his big band recordings with Mel Lewis. The group features tremendous tenor from Frank Foster on two tracks that also have piano by Jimmy Jones – and one longer number features Frank Wess instead on tenor, with Henry Coker on trombone and Tommy Flanagan on piano. This lineup performs a longer "Ballad Medley" – while Foster blows on "Lust For Life" and "I Got It Thad & That Ain't Bad". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins & Sonny StittDizzy, Rollins, & Stitt (aka Duets) ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest jam session records on Verve! Although some of the label's "big horn talent" albums tended to be a bit snoozy, this one crackles with energy, and features three different classes of boppers working together perfectly on long, lively tracks with Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. In fact, it's probably the soulful rhythm section that makes the whole thing so darn good – as they really chop up some nice rhythms on cuts like "Wheatleigh Hall", "Haute Mon", and the album's classic version of "Con Alma". Great stuff, and essential for fans of Diz and Rollins especially! This is the 2nd pressing of the material – from the 60s, with a different cover and title than the original session, titled Duets. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging and an X imprint on one corner.)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny RollinsSonny Side Up ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little blowing session for Verve – one that has Dizzy Gillespie working here with two different "Sonnys" – Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, both of whom play tenor on the set! The tracks here are all quite long and open – more loose vehicles for extended soloing than the usual sort of Verve tracks – almost a mini-jam session with the three horn giants in the lead. Rhythm is from the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – but the real stars are the horn players – not just Diz, who cuts some of his hippest lines of the late 50s here, but also Rollins and Stitt, who seem to get a bit more care in recording than they did over at Prestige earlier in the decade. Album features 4 long tracks – "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "After Hours", "I Know That You Know", and "The Eternal Triangle". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBridge ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowing late 50s sessions might not expect the album to work – but instead, it sets up his playing in a whole new mode that brings out a leaner, more confident, more sophisticated solo mode that shows that his time woodshedding in retirement was well spent. Rollins playing is impeccable, with a maturity not heard in his late 50's work, and the whole album is a beautiful study in measured, thoughtful soloing. Tracks include "John S.", "The Bridge", and "God Bless the Child". CD
(Out of print Victor Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBridge (2nd pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1962. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowing late 50s sessions might not expect the album to work – but instead, it sets up his playing in a whole new mode that brings out a leaner, more confident, more sophisticated solo mode that shows that his time woodshedding in retirement was well spent. Rollins playing is impeccable, with a maturity not heard in his late 50's work, and the whole album is a beautiful study in measured, thoughtful soloing. Tracks include "John S.", "The Bridge", and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsCutting Edge ... CD
Milestone/Victor (Japan), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An underrated 70s effort from Sonny Rollins, featuring him fronting a dynamite group with Stanley Cowell and Mtume at the height of their Afro-centric electric jazz period. Longtime sideman Bob Cranshaw plus David Lee round out the rhythm section, and this is one of Rollins' LPs featuring the excellent Japanese guitarist Masuo, plus Rufus Harley guests on one number, so you can guess this is one righteous affair. Rollins sounds awesome, laying extended solos over some tremendous funky vamps by the group on numbers like "The Cutting Edge" and "First Moves", and working in a more contemplative vein on "To A Wild Rose" and "A House Is Not A Home". Also includes a lengthy take on "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most free-wheeling Sonny Rollins albums of the 60s – an album that features some very long, extended tracks that really break out from some of the straighter moments of Sonny's mid-60s recordings! The title track is an incredible 20 minute workout – one that almost feels improvised, but which is never too free – always pulsating with a killer groove from the drums of Elvin Jones and bass of Jimmy Garrison – and featuring the trumpet of Freddie Hubbard in the frontline with Rollins' tenor – blowing with quite an edge throughout! Side two features "Blessing In Disguise" – which is equally adventurous – plus a surprisingly moody take on "We Kiss in a Shadow". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has edgewear & is priced accordingly.)
Also available East Broadway Run Down ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsEasy Living ... CD
Milestone, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
Also available Easy Living ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. Includes a bonus alternate take of "Till There Was You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsHorn Culture ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Sonny Rollins' real standout sessions from the 70s – a different vibe than before, but a sound that's still as striking than any of his earlier records! The record features him in a slightly more modern group – with backing by Walter Davis Jr on piano, Masuo on gutiar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, David Lee on drums, and Mtume on percussion – a great mix of acoustic and electric elements that brings up a sweet 70s sound for the record. Sonny's solo power is still tremendous – differently pitched here, but still incredibly inventive – and titles include "Pictures In The Reflection Of A Golden Horn", "Notes For Eddie", "Love Man", and "Sais", a great composition by Mtume, which is handled here by Rollins in an incredibly soulful manner! CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNewk's Time ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for Sonny Rollins during the 50s – from the cover right down to the incredible solos on the set! The album's got Rollins really stretching out – still not finding the freer trio mode of his Vanguard session, but still bringing in plenty of fresh ideas in both his phrasing and the construction of his tunes – way more than just the roots of his (still excellent) years as a boppish player. The group's nice and loose – with Wynton Kelly on soulful piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all able to snap into a groove when needed, but also letting Rollins really lay back into a solo too. Titles include the sublime "Asiatic Raes", plus "Namely You", "Tune Up", "Wonderful Wonderful", and "Blues For Philly Joe". If you've ever needed a record to convince you how great Rollins is, this might just be the one! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly THE greatest Sonny Rollins album of the early years – or at least the one that has received the most accolades over the years! The record is a brilliant batch of quartet tracks that reinvents bop through Sonny's complicated, yet seemingly automatic solos – an excellent showcase for his razor-sharp talents for improvisation and invention, played with effortless ease, yet still one of the great bar-setting performances of 50s jazz. The group features Tommy Flanagan, Max Roach, and Doug Watkins – and tunes include an original reading of the perennial Rollins' standard "St. Thomas", plus a great version of "Moritat (Mack The Knife)", and the cuts "Strode Rode" and "Blue 7". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins + 3 ... CD
Milestone, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing early work from Sonny Rollins – the first of his tremendous Blue Note albums – and a record that really shows him taking off at the time! The record captures Rollins at a key turning point – emerging from his firey bop years, moving into a much more complicated, introspective tenor style that was a perfect showcase for his developing genius for improvisation – not as far out as in a few years to come, but already awash in imagination and creativity. The group here includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Max Roach on drums – but as with all Rollins Blue Note sessions, his tenor is the dominant force. Titles include "Bluesnote", "Plain Jane", "Sonnysphere", and "Decision". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still in original shrink!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1951/1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early Sonny Rollins work for Prestige – recorded in the years 1951 and 1953, in a variety of settings! 4 tracks on the album features Rollins blowing with the MJQ, one more has him working with a Miles Davis group, and the last 8 feature a quartet with Kenny Drew, Percy Heath, and Art Blakey. The tunes are shorter than you might be used to hearing Rollins, but there's still plenty of power and imagination in the grooves – very economical solos, crafted with a great deal of imagination. Titles include "Scoops", "Shadrack", "Mambo Bounce", "The Stopper", "I Know", and "No Moe". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSound Of Sonny ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – a record that really lives up to its title, as it shows the maturing tenorist really finding his own voice in jazz – a sound that's unlike any other! Rollins' Riverside work sometimes seems to get overlooked sometimes in light of his freer late 50s playing on other labels – but this album's a real standout that shows that even with familiar material, Sonny can make magic happen in the way he phrases a tune and places a solo. Sonny's working here with a group that includes some hard-edged piano from Sonny Clark and some wonderfully inventive rhythm from Roy Haynes on drums – but Rollins is the real star in this quartet setting – shining throughout, in a mode that's incredibly economical, yet which speaks volumes with every note! Titles include "Mangoes", "Cutie", "Just In Time", and "Every Time We Say Goodbye". CD features one bonus track. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTenor Madness ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking album from Sonny Rollins, largely for the extended track "Tenor Madness", which runs on for 13 minutes, and features him and Coltrane blowing head to head – redefining the sound of the tenor sax in jazz through the course of that amazing track! Backing is by the Red Garland/Paul Chambers/Philly Joe Jones group that backed up 'Trane on many of his Prestige sides, and they work equally well with Rollins – especially on the ballads "When your Lover Has Gone" and "My Reverie", plus the lyrical "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTour De Force ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful Rollins work from the bop years – served up cracklin' hot, in a group with Kenny Drew on piano and Max Roach on drums. The obscure vocalist Earl Coleman checks in on two numbers – "Two Different Worlds" and "My Ideal" – giving a nice glimpse of a time in the bop era when players were much more likely to let a vocalist sit in on a set. However, the instrumental tunes – "Ee-Ah", "B Quick", and "B Swift" – are still the best ones. Also included is "Sonny Boy". CD
Also available Tour De Force ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's strongest trio sides of the late 50s, and a key link in a string of excellent recordings for Blue Note, Prestige, and Riverside! The lack of a piano really opens up the style of the set – letting Sonny explore freely on his solos, while Brown's bass and Manne's drums do more than enough to keep the rhythms going on their own. Solos aren't as "out" as on the Village Vanguard sessions, but certainly every bit as inspired – and titles include "I'm An Old Cowhand", "Solitude", "Come, Gone", "Way Out West", and "Wagon Wheels". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early mono yellow label pressing with deep groove – with black printing on back cover, and white bar at bottom of front. Vinyl has a very short click in one spot, but is great overall. Cover has some slight edgewear, but is also very nice.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWhat's New? ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger arrangements that mix together bossa nova and calypso rhythms, which forge a surprisingly great background for Rollins' gutsy tenor. Although it's easy to dismiss the record as a throwaway cash-in affair on the Latin boom of the early 60s – Rollins actually handles himself wonderfully, and the longer-than-usual tracks on the album show a whole new side of his talents that were later reprised on Latin sessions during the 70s. Titles include "Bluesongo", "Jungoso", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", and "Brownskin Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bumped corner and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWhat's New? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger arrangements that mix together bossa nova and calypso rhythms, which forge a surprisingly great background for Rollins' gutsy tenor. Although it's easy to dismiss the record as a throwaway cash-in affair on the Latin boom of the early 60s – Rollins actually handles himself wonderfully, and the longer-than-usual tracks on the album show a whole new side of his talents that were later reprised on Latin sessions during the 70s. Titles include "Bluesongo", "Jungoso", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", and "Brownskin Girl". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsDon't Ask ... CD
Milestone, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features two duets with guitarist Larry Coryell – and other tracks include Mark Soskin on acoustic piano, Al Foster on drums, and Bill Summers on congas! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsFalling In Love With Jazz ... CD
Milestone, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Branford Marsalis on tenor, Mark Soskin or Tommy Flangan on piano, Jerome Harris on guitar, and Clifton Anderson on trombone. Titles include "Sister", "Little Girl Blue", "For All We Know",a nd "I Should Care". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNo Problem ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Bobby Broom on guitar, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. Titles include "Joyous Lake", "No Problem", "Jo Jo", "Penny Saved", and "Coconut Bread". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available No Problem ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) (RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing early work from Sonny Rollins – the first of his tremendous Blue Note albums – and a record that really shows him taking off at the time! The record captures Rollins at a key turning point – emerging from his firey bop years, moving into a much more complicated, introspective tenor style that was a perfect showcase for his developing genius for improvisation – not as far out as in a few years to come, but already awash in imagination and creativity. The group here includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Max Roach on drums – but as with all Rollins Blue Note sessions, his tenor is the dominant force. Titles include "Bluesnote", "Plain Jane", "Sonnysphere", and "Decision". This newly remastered edition features additional notes and photos! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins' Next Album ... CD
Milestone, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Rollins – and a record that has him playing with a bit of an electric feel, in a style that's similar to some of Joe Henderson's early 70s Milestone sessions! Similar to Henderson's albums, George Cables plays a bit of electric piano on the set – grooving nicely in a chunky style that brings a lot more rhyhtm than usual into Rollins' playing. The result might not be totally great if you're a fan of hardbop Sonny, but to our funky ears, it's a real treat – and has made the album a treasure that we've loved for years! Tracks are long, and tunes include "The Everywhere Calypso", "Poinciana", "Playin In The Yard", and "Keep Hold Of Yourself". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins' Next Album ... LP
Milestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Rollins – and a record that has him playing with a bit of an electric feel, in a style that's similar to some of Joe Henderson's early 70s Milestone sessions! Similar to Henderson's albums, George Cables plays a bit of electric piano on the set – grooving nicely in a chunky style that brings a lot more rhyhtm than usual into Rollins' playing. The result might not be totally great if you're a fan of hardbop Sonny, but to our funky ears, it's a real treat – and has made the album a treasure that we've loved for years! Tracks are long, and tunes include "The Everywhere Calypso", "Poinciana", "Playin In The Yard", and "Keep Hold Of Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWorktime (second cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many decades running! There's a depth of tone on the record that rivals Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young – but a quickness of pace and imagination that shows a clear influence from Charlie Parker, and a deftness that few were bringing to the tenor at the time. The rhythm section here is super tight – and features Ray Bryant on piano, George Morrow on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all supporting Rollins' bold lead with lines that bristle with electricity, but still often fall back to let the sound of the tenor envelop the whole group. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Raincheck", "There Are Such Things", "Paradox", and "It's All Right With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny Rollins & Coleman HawkinsSonny Meets Hawk! ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A startling meeting of two generations of tenor sax – recorded during one of Sonny Rollins' best periods on record, but featuring some even more amazing work from Coleman Hawkins! The album's proof that in his later years, Hawkins was a modernist who could match wits with the best players of the 60s – and blowing here with Rollins, there's an equal amount of freshness and intensity shared by both players, old and young. The backing group is equally modern too – with Paul Bley on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – who together spur both Hawk and Sonny into solos that never fail to amaze! Tracks include "At McKies", "All The Things You Are", "Summertime", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light stains on back.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsComplete Sonny Rollins In Japan ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums of the 70s – a Japanese-only live date that features some excellent work on both tenor and soprano sax! The group has a really great feel – thanks to congas by Mtume and guitar from Yoshiaki Masuo – both of whom bring some new elements to Rollins' groove, alongside electric bass from Bob Cranshaw and drums from David Lee. Sonny's solos are all well-blown and quite extended – put together with a strong sense of fire, and a bit less of the hoke that could sometimes show up on other US domestic albums. Tracks are all long, and titles include "Powaii", "Moritat", "Alfie", and "St Thomas". This 2CD version features a full bonus disc of previously unreleased work from the concert – 3 titles that include "Hold Em Joe", "Sais", and "God Bless The Child". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsGlobal Warming ... CD
Milestone, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sonny Rollins takes to global warming years before An Inconvenient Truth – blowing with a tone that's rich enough to power a whole city on its own! The album features Sonny in two different groups – one a quartet with Stephen Scott on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – the other a bit larger, still with Scott and Cranshaw, but also featuring Clifton Anderson on trombone, Perry Wilson on drums, and Victor See Yuen on percussion. Some tunes have that island-tinged style that Rollins started exploring from his RCA years onward – and titles include "Global Warming", "Island Lady", "Echo-Side Blue", "Change Partners", and "Mother Nature's Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsOur Man In Jazz (gold CD) ... CD
RCA/Classic Compact Discs, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums ever, and a totally inspired, totally non-stop freewheeling live set, recorded with Don Cherry, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins! Working on long tracks in an unfettered setting, Rollins' hits one of those rare moments of genius where he can turn his solo over and over again – never losing interest, and always opening up new territory – at a level that easily matches the oft-made claim that he's one of the greatest tenor talents ever on the tenor sax! The album features only 3 long tracks, all dominated by masterful work by Rollins – and titles include "Oleo", "Dearly Beloved", and "Doxy". CD
(Out of print gold CD pressing – still sealed!)
Also available Our Man In Jazz ... LP 23.99
 
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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), Mid 50s. Used ... $19.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision. Features 8 bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print 24-bit remaster – includes obi!)

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Miles DavisCollectors Items (Double LP – Collectors Items/Conception/Blue Moods) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Collection of earlier Miles recordings for Prestige, put together under as a 2LP 70s set, with good notes, and a lot of great material from the days when he was getting longer time for tracks in the studio, and developing a lot more as a player from his earlier sides with Bird and for Blue Note. Players include Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Tommy Flanagan, Walter Bishop, and Paul Chambers – and titles include "Vierd Blues", "Easy Living", "My Old Flame", "Conception", "No Line", "Serpent's Tooth", and "Compulsion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with a sticker in the top right.)

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Miles DavisDig (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1951. Used ... $19.99
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, in a way that allows them to break past the shorter, more urgent sound of the 78rpm single! Rollins is young, but a surprisingly strong voice on the set – and Jackie McLean's alto is incredibly sharp at this point, with strong hints of the genius to come later in the decade. The rest of the lineup includes Walter Bishop on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and tracks include Miles' classic version of "It's Only A Paper Moon", plus "Denial", "Out Of The Blue", "Dig", and "Bluing". CD features 2 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print, includes obi, and still sealed! In the original grey-tinted cover.)

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✨✧ Miles Davis/Stan Getz/Lee Konitz/Gerry MulliganConception (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1951. Used ... $18.99
A collection of material recorded for Prestige 10"s and then compiled onto this various artists LP: "Ezzthetic", "Odjenar", "Yesterdays", and "Hibeck" by Lee Konitz with Miles Davis and others, "Conception" and "My Old Flame" by Sonny rollins with Walter Bishop and others, "Intoit" and "Prezervation" by Stan Getz, and "I May Be Wrong" and "So What" by Gerry Mulligan. CD reissue adds 7 bonus tracks from a large Gerry Mulligan session including "Why Not", "Hot Dog", "Flying The Coop", and an alternate take of "Yesterdays". CD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing with the original LP cover art – includes obi.)

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Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 29.99
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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Kenny DorhamJazz Contrasts ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Early work by Kenny Dorham as a leader – a Riverside session recorded in two "contrasting" moods that both perfectly show his young talents on the trumpet! Side one is a bit more in a hardbop mode – with two long lyrical tracks ("Falling In Love With Love" and "I'll Remember April") – recorded with a quintet that features Sonny Rollins on tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Max Roach on drums – with plenty of space for all players to solo nicely! Side two features the same group, but also adds in some work on harp by Betty Glamman – an unusual player, but one who works well in the setting – and really helps to emphasize the sweeter sounds in Kenny's horn! Titles on that side include "La Villa", "Larue", and "My Old Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham & Friends ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Kenny Dorham plays sweet hardbop trumpet on the two different sessions that make up this LP. One session's got Cannonball Adderley on alto and Cedar Walton on piano, with sort of a sweet laidback sound, as with some of Dorham's other sessions from the time. Track on this one include "Blue Spring", "Spring Cannon", and "Passion". The other session's got Dorham in a harder quintet, with Sonny Rollins on tenor and Max Roach on drums. This session's got 2 long tracks – bop versions of "I'll Remember April" and "Falling In Love with Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer productions pressing. Cover has some wear with tape along the seams. Label has some pen.)

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Ricky FordTenor Madness Too! ... CD
Muse, 1992. New Copy ... $4.99
Ricky Ford's always a favorite of ours – and on this cooking little set, he matches horns wonderfully with tenorist Antoine Roney! Put aside any worries you might have about the Sonny Rollins-like title – or of the album being one of those twin-tenor albums that always ends up half the sum of its parts – because Ford's leadership and Roney's sensitivity really set the album on the right track, and both horn players have a magical interplay that shifts beautifully to new sounds with each fresh track. The album's edgey one minute, soulful the next – and it sports a rock-solid rhythm section in the piano of Donald Brown, bass of Peter Washington, and drums of Louis Hayes. Titles include "Up A Step", "Summer Summit", "Ballad De Jour", "Blues Abstractions", "Nigeria Blues", and "Rollin & Strollin". CD

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99 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
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Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... LP 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 17.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... LP
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99 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! LP, Vinyl record album
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Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 19.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 17.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. Used 2 CDs ... $17.99
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
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Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... LP 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 19.99

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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 ... $24.99 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
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Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... LP 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 19.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalHeat Wave ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
This mid 60s set for Cadet finds Jamal and his trio, featuring Jamil Nasser on bass and Frank Gant on drums playing it cool despite the title – which is actually the Irving Berlin penned lead track. Other tracks include a rendition of Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas", the latin-tinged "Misty", "April In Paris", "Allison", "Maybe September", and "The Girl Next Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a little peeling on the back.)

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Guy LafitteDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Corps Et Ame ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1978. Used ... $16.99
A great 70s session from one of the best French saxophonists of the time – deep-voiced Guy Lafitte, one of the few European players to match the soul and range of American giants like Coleman Hawkins or Sonny Stitt! Lafitte's got an effortless sense of confidence on his instrument – a way of handling the tenor that makes the instrument come alive with personal expression, in a rare manner that arises with only a rare breed of player, like Sonny Rollins or Tubby Hayes. And like both of them, Lafitte's got a way of skirting the obvious – never going for the easy moment, but instead creating a rich space of his own to work from, a quality that really shines through in this set. Of course, it helps that Guy's got some of his best rhythm backing ever – from a trio that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and JC Heard on drums. Titles include "One For The Bean", "Bonsoir Jolie Madam", "Michel", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "Body & Soul". CD features 2 bonus tracks not on the original album – "Stuffy" and "Smuggler's Cave". CD
(Out of print.)

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Le ScottLe Scott's Post Bop Opera ... LP
Theatre For The Evolving Arts, Late 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A wild and wonderful hippy theatrical approach to jazz! The tracks are kind of theatrical interpretations of jazz work by Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, and others – performed by a jazz group that includes trumpeter Wallace Roney, flautist Le Scott, and a number of different vocalists under the direction of Marie Goodman Hunter. Tracks are whimsical versions of familiar jazz numbers – like "Giant Steps", "Pithecanthropus Erectus", "Solar", "Peace", and "St Thomas" – plus a few others that deal with jazz themes – like "L'Ornette In The Sky" and "Nightime In The Craters". All titles feature jazz playing with some spoken bits and sung bits – kind of in the mode of some of the more ambitious soul jazz expressions of the 70s – but not as soulful, and a bit goofy at times. LP, Vinyl record album

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Abbey LincolnThat's Him! ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $4.99
One of Abbey Lincoln's earliest albums – an all star session recorded with backing by Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach! Abbey's still pretty straight at this point – singing a variety of wispy love songs and emotional tunes – but she's also bringing a bit more feeling to the material than most singers of her generation – hinting at the sharper tones that would come just a few years later in her work! And given the strength of the sidemen alone, the album's already a cut above most jazz vocal records from the time – but really takes on a strong voice when Abbey opens up on some of the best numbers on the set. Titles include "Strong Man", "My Man", "That's Him", "Don't Explain", "I Must Have That Man", and "When A Woman Loves A Man". CD
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Abbey LincolnThat's Him! ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1957. Used ... $18.99
One of Abbey Lincoln's earliest albums – an all star session recorded with backing by Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach! Abbey's still pretty straight at this point – singing a variety of wispy love songs and emotional tunes – but she's also bringing a bit more feeling to the material than most singers of her generation – hinting at the sharper tones that would come just a few years later in her work! And given the strength of the sidemen alone, the album's already a cut above most jazz vocal records from the time – but really takes on a strong voice when Abbey opens up on some of the best numbers on the set. Titles include "Strong Man", "My Man", "That's Him", "Don't Explain", "I Must Have That Man", and "When A Woman Loves A Man". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
(Includes obi.)
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Abbey LincolnThat's Him! ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Sealed ... $18.99
One of Abbey Lincoln's earliest albums – an all star session recorded with backing by Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach! Abbey's still pretty straight at this point – singing a variety of wispy love songs and emotional tunes – but she's also bringing a bit more feeling to the material than most singers of her generation – hinting at the sharper tones that would come just a few years later in her work! And given the strength of the sidemen alone, the album's already a cut above most jazz vocal records from the time – but really takes on a strong voice when Abbey opens up on some of the best numbers on the set. Titles include "Strong Man", "My Man", "That's Him", "Don't Explain", "I Must Have That Man", and "When A Woman Loves A Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed OJC pressing – with obi!)
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Zane MasseyBrass Knuckles ... CD
Delmark, 1992. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked soul jazz treasure from the early 90s – the debut as a leader by saxophonist Zane Massey, and still possibly his greatest record to date! Massey's the son of jazz composer/trumpeter Cal Massey – and the vibe here is similar to that of his father's best music – sophisticated, but never too heady – done with a nicely understated quality, yet still quite possessed of its own musical vision. Massey's got a great tone on his tenor here – sharp, but never too bitten – and the instrumentation features only saxophone, bass, and drums – in a style that reminds us a bit of the freedoms of Sonny Rollins in the late 50s, yet also with a consciousness of the 60s ESP and 70s loft jazz generations. Massey hits some incredibly soulful moments here – at a level that was hardly being recorded this well at the time – and titles include "Nu Kingdom", "Trickle Down Economics", "Message From Trane", "Through The Eyes Of A Child", "Assunta", "Walk Right In", and "Ms Magic". CD
(Punch through barcode & some light notes in pen inside booklet.)

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Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... $3.99
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". CD

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quintet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1953/1954. Used ... $19.99
A full length LP that brings together 2 earlier sessions by Thelonious Monk! The main part of the album is a legendary Monk quintet recording, done at a time when Thelonious was mostly pretty trio-heavy in the studio – and a set that features some great tenor by Frank Foster, alongside trumpet by Ray Copeland, bass by Curley Russell, and drums by Art Blakey! Tracks are longish, and although they have some Monkish moments, especially on the ballads, there's also some looser bop-style solo work from the horns. Titles include "Locomotive", "Hackensack", "We See", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". Added to these tracks are 3 more by another quintet – one that features Sonny Rollins on tenor, Julius Watkins on French Horn, Percy Heath on bass, and Willie Jones on drums. Titles include 2 takes of "Think Of One", plus "Let's Call This". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, and still sealed!)

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1960. Used ... $6.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print.)
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Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1960. Used ... $6.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(80s Japanese pressing.)
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Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (20 bit remaster) ... CD 6.99
Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Riverside/Victor (Japan), 1960. Used ... $9.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
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Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99
Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (20 bit remaster) ... CD 6.99

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Stephen RileyOleo ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Magnificent long-blown solos from tenorist Stephen Riley – on an album named after a Sonny Rollins tune, and which definitely carries a bit of the Rollins approach in its sound! Yet the album's also got plenty of Riley's strengths in the mix, too – that great raspy sound he can get on the tenor, which also echoes a bit of Ben Webster, but with more contemporary phrasing – matched in the frontline by the trumpet of Joe Magnarelli, who we always love in an open date like this – with just the bass of Jay Anderson and drums of Adam Nussbaum for support. The lack of piano allows for plenty of structural freedom on the tunes – and titles include "Oleo", "Minority", "Doxy", "Valse Hot", "Lazy Bird", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "St Thomas". CD

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✨✧ Max RoachJazz In 3/4 Time ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album from Max Roach – one that has him finding a whole new voice in jazz! The set was recorded on the heels of Max's time with Clifford Brown – and it's a great little album that has him bouncing back nicely from the loss by moving into a new realm that shows off his more lyrical side! The group on the album features Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Billy Wallace, and George Morrow – and as you'd guess by the title, most tunes are in a jazz waltz mode, which gives them a nicely dancing quality, soft and a bit exotic – almost modal at times – and a nice change from Roach's more full-on hardbop style of the Clifford Brown years. Titles include "Little Folks", "Lover", "The Most Beautiful Girl In the World", and "Blues Waltz". CD
(Out of print digipack pressing – in great shape!)

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Bennie WallaceFourteen Bar Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Great early work from tenorist Bennie Wallace – a set that's got a really nice edge, and which is a nice contrast to some of Bennie's smoother work in years to come! The format's a trio – ala the important Sonny Rollins mode – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Eddie Moore on drums – and Wallace plays with a real sense of sharpness, and a balance between newer tenor ideas and some of the older roots of the instrument in jazz – almost rewriting legacies of Lester Young and Ben Webster, by taking their inspiration through a much more modern landscape. Titles include "Trinkle Trinkle", "Chelsea Bridge", "Green & Yellow", "Yard N Newk", "The Fourteen Bar Blues", and "Vicissitudes". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Kuba WiecekMultitasking ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 2019. New Copy ... $28.99
Kuba Wiecek is definitely multitasking a bit here – adding in some electronics to his own work on alto sax – but never losing the sharp edge that made us like his previous record so much! Kuba's a hell of a talent on his instrument – and blows with a sharply angular mode that we're more likely to hear from a tenorist, especially given that the group is a trio, in a formation first strongly put forward by Sonny Rollins. And yet in a different mode, the addition of electronics as a sort of "voice" next to the alto is a really great thing – not cold, and warmly analogue at most moments – occasionally given some support by electric bass instead of acoustic from Michal Baranski, and touched with occasional glockenspiel moments from drummer Lukasz Zyta. The whole thing makes for an album that still has the strong solo work of Wiecek's other Polskie Nagrania record, but also has a wider tonal range. Titles include "Jazz Robots", "Sugarboost", "Tacos In LA", "Eden", "Jazz Masala", "The Day Off", and "Me & My Present Reason". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNew Jazz Poets ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal set of righteous underground poetry – a key bridge between the earlier work of Langston Hughes and some of the bigger spoken sides of the 70s by artists like Gil Scott-Heron or Wanda Robinson! As the title promises, there's a definite undercurrent of jazz in the work – but mostly in the subject matter of the poems, or in the riffing way the readers approach the material – since there's really no instrumentation at all to accompany the voices. There's a few names on here that you might recognize, but there's a lot more that you won't – and that makes the album a key look at this under-documented 60s scene. Titles include "Elvin Jones Gretch Freak" by David Henderson, "The Jackal Headed Cowboy" by Ishmael Reed, "Poem To Americans" by Gerald Jackson, "Poem To Ernie Henry" by Gloria Tropp, "Listening To Sonny Rollins at the 5 Spot" by Paul Blackburn, "African Memories" by Joel Oppenheimer, and "Autumn 1964" by Peter LaFarge. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ JD AllenBarracoon ... CD
Savant, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the boldest records we've ever heard from tenorist JD Allen – a set that has him playing in trio formation, with just bass and drums – borrowing a page from the modernist years of Sonny Rollins, but pushing even more forward with his sound and style! The tracks aren't totally free, but are very open – and in addition to the drums of Nic Cacioppo, the group shifts between electric and acoustic bass work from Ian Kenselaar, who uses the electric on about a third of the record – making for a really nice contrast with the all-acoustic moments. There's a rumbling intensity to the whole record – which crackles with energy throughout – and titles include "Eye Scream", "Barracoon", "G Sus", "The Goldilocks Zone", "13", and "Communion". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerSpiritual Unity (with bonus track) ... CD
ESP, 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark recording – Albert Ayler's first album for the ESP label, and a record that hit the jazz world like a bullet! Spiritual Unity sets the stage for a format that would become huge in the European avant scene of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and even today – the sax-driven power-trio, tenor against bass and drums, working freely with less rhythmic constraints than before, searching for new sounds and new modes of expression, working through changes in a style first proposed by Sonny Rollins, but taken to new intensity by the New York underground of the 60s. That sound is summed up here perfectly by Ayler, Gary Peacock, and Sunny Murray – working together with an edgey brilliance, on classic tracks that include "Ghosts: First Variation", "Ghosts: Second Variation", "The Wizard", and "Spirits". 50th Anniversary Edition – also includes the bonus track "Vibrations". CD

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachMore Study In Brown ... CD
EmArcy (Germany), 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great follow up to the legendary Study In Brown album – featuring work recorded by Clifford Brown in the 50s, but not issued until nearly 30 years later, in this Japanese-collected batch of rare material! As with the original album, the core group on the record features Clifford Brown on trumpet, Max Roach on drums, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – plus Harold Land on most of the tenor tracks, replaced by Sonny Rollins on a few more – showing a shift that would occur in the group shortly after Brown's death. The focus is a bit more strongly on Clifford Brown's trumpet work than some of the other Brown/Roach albums – but is still a great group effort overall – and tracks are shortish and very tight, with titles that include "The Blues Walk", "Jordu", "Mildama", "Land's End", and "Junior's Arrival". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisCollectors Items (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1953/1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A session of "collectors items" that Miles Davis recorded for Prestige in the 50s – both dates that were too short to be issued as albums by themselves, combined here into one full length record! The first batch of material is from 1953 – and features Davis working with Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker (playing here under his "Charlie Chan" session name) – all in a mode that steps off a bit from the boppishness of Davis' Blue Note recordings. Titles include 2 takes of "Serpent's Tooth", plus "Round Midnight" and "Compulsion". The second half of the record is from 3 year later, 1956 – and again features Rollins, plus Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are a bit longer and more mature in the Davis idiom – and titles include "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Vierd Blues", and "No Line". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still in shrink.)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesNight & Day ... CD
Candid (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty great work from Tubby Hayes – even if the sound quality is sometimes a bit "live"! Tubby's one of our favorite tenor players ever, and he really shines in this set of live recordings from the years 1963 to 1965 – cut when Tubby was really opening up his sound a lot, past the Sonny Rollins-influenced bop mode of the late 50s, into a yearning searching tone that's hardly been matched on the instrument. The 5 tracks in the set all feature small groups of Brit players – including Terry Shannon, Jimmy Deuchar, Phil Seamen, and Allan Ganley, all frequent partners of Hayes – and although the fidelity isn't as great as you might get in the studio, Hayes' solos are excellent throughout, going on for a very long time, and at a quality level to match his classic Fontana recordings from the same era. Titles include "Night & Day", "The Simple Waltz", "Half A Sawbuck", and "I'm Old Fashioned". CD

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✨✧ Joe HendersonState Of The Tenor – Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real moment of genius for Joe Henderson from the 80s – a spare trio session, recorded live at the Village Vanguard, in a mode that recalls Sonny Rollins classic sets there for Blue Note! And while Sonny often performed heavily in a trio setting, unfettered by chords in the rhythm section – this is a unique date for Joe, and he sounds brilliant throughout! Ron Carter and Al Foster provide a crisp but elastic foundation for Henderson's burnished melodies and solos in a very spacious setting – and this second volume features the tracks "Boo Boo's Birthday", "Cheryl", "Y Ya La Quiero", "Soulville", and "The Bead Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note Tone Poet Series – 2019 remaster on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners (24 bit mastering Keepnews pressing) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". CD
Also available Brilliant Corners ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkComplete Blue Note Recordings (DISC 3) ... CD
Blue Note, 1952/1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of Monk material for Blue Note – recorded in a few different periods and settings! This volume includes a 1952 group with Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Lucky Thompson on tenor, and Lou Donaldson on alto – plus a 1957 session cut with tenorist Sonny Rollins. CD
(Disc 3 from the box set – DISC 3 ONLY!)

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✨✧ JR MonteroseTTT ... CD
Storyville (Japan), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great later date from tenor genius JR Monterose – a set that's deceptively simple at the outset, but which has JR playing with all of those wonderfully sharp lines and well-chosen phrases of earlier years! Monterose is a real unsung talent on his instrument – a player who never went too far out on most recordings, but managed to pack an incredible amount of ideas into each solo – a bit like Sonny Rollins at his most inventive, but with a raspier tone that's got to be heard to be fully appreciated. This set features Monterose continuing his genius in a live setting – working in a Danish club in 1988 with a quartet that includes Hod O'Brien on piano, Guffy Pallesen on bass, and Jesper Elen on drums. The titles are all familiar ones, but the solos are the sort of thing that make you fully appreciate jazz at its best – the kind of phrasing, timing, and tone that true giants like Monterose bring to their best work. Tracks include "All The Things You Are", "What's New", "Central Park West", "Airegin", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD
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✨✧ Max Roach & Clifford BrownLive At Basin Street – April 1956 ... LP
Ingo (Italy), 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A live set from this legendary group – recorded in the final year of trumpeter Clifford Brown's life, with some great work from Sonny Rollins on tenor and Richie Powell on piano! Features a long reading of Rollins' "Valse Hot", plus shorter takes on "What's New", "Drum Conversation", and "Daahoud". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JD AllenBarracoon ... CD
Savant, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the boldest records we've ever heard from tenorist JD Allen – a set that has him playing in trio formation, with just bass and drums – borrowing a page from the modernist years of Sonny Rollins, but pushing even more forward with his sound and style! The tracks aren't totally free, but are very open – and in addition to the drums of Nic Cacioppo, the group shifts between electric and acoustic bass work from Ian Kenselaar, who uses the electric on about a third of the record – making for a really nice contrast with the all-acoustic moments. There's a rumbling intensity to the whole record – which crackles with energy throughout – and titles include "Eye Scream", "Barracoon", "G Sus", "The Goldilocks Zone", "13", and "Communion". CD

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✨✧ DKV TrioTrigonometry ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from the trio of Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, and Kent Kessler! The 2CD set features tracks from two different live shows – one recorded in Rochester, the other in Kalamazoo, both during the group's 2001 tour of the US. Vandermark is ever-brilliant – still growing mightily as a player, and in a perfect power trio format here, working with Kessler's strong bass lines, and Drake's assorted percussion techniques. Includes a huge amount of Don Cherry tunes – such as "Brown Rice", "Awake Nu", "The Thing", and "Elephantasy" – plus readings of Sonny Rollins' "East Broadway Rundown", Joe McPhee's "Goodbye Tom B", and Ayler's "Love Cry". CD
 
 
 



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