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Sonny RollinsAix En Provence 1959 ... CD
Royal Jazz (Denmark), 1959. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsAll The Things You Are – 1963 to 1964 ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1963/1964. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsComplete Prestige Recordings (7CD box set) ... CD
Prestige, Late 40s/1950s. Used 7 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
With 90 tracks! CD
(Out of print. Outer box has some edgewear & some clear tape covering a tear & is priced acordingly.)

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Sonny RollinsComplete Sonny Rollins In Japan ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $36.99
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 RollinsDon't Stop The Carnival ... LP
Milestone, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Despite the title, which seems a bit silly, the album's actually one of Sonny's best from the 70s – an open-ended live set, recorded with a group that features both electric and acoustic piano, plus guitar and electric bass in the rhythm section – making for a nice slightly funky groove that helps give Sonny a Next Album sort of pitch. Donald Byrd joins Sonny in the frontline on a few cuts, and Tony Williams is on drums throughout. Tracks are all nice and long, with plenty of well-blown solos from Sonny – and titles include "Silver City", "Don't Stop The Carnival", "Non Cents", "A Child's Prayer", and "Camel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1958. Used ... $29.99
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. CD
(Out of print, 2000 pressing with 20bit K2 mastering – with obi and still in the original shrink, which is open at one end.)

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Sonny RollinsFreelance Years – Complete Riverside & Contemporary Recordings (5 CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Contemporary/Fantasy, Mid/Late 50s. Used 5 CDs ... $18.99
5 CDs – all wonderful! The set brings together 8 of Sonny Rollins' classic albums from the late 50s – Brilliant Corners, Way Out West, Jazz Contrasts, The Sound Of Sonny, That's Him!, Sonny Rollins Plays, Freedom Suite and Sonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders. CD
(Booklet is wrinkled from some waterdamage & there is a marker over slipcover barcode.)

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Sonny RollinsGlobal Warming ... CD
Milestone, 1998. Used ... $2.99
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 RollinsLast Time I Saw Paris/Just In Time ... 7-inch
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNewk's Time (RVG Remaster Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $3.99
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 Please ... CD
Doxy/EmArcy, 2006. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins + 3 ... CD
Milestone, 1995. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins In Japan ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing! Back cover has a small bit of light aging, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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.)
Also available Sonny Rollins Plus 4 ... LP 16.99

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSound Of Sonny (Keepnews collection with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". Contains the bonus track "Funky Hotel Blues". CD

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Sonny RollinsTaking Care Of Business ... LP
Prestige/Milestone, 1955. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Sonny RollinsTenor Madness ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A groundbreaking album from 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsThree Giants! (Prestige Historical Series) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $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. Cover has light wear.)

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Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $4.99
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". CD features 3 bonus tracks! CD

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Sonny RollinsWorktime! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. Used ... $19.99
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!)

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Sonny Rollins/Thad JonesSonny Rollins Plays/Thad Jones & His Ensemble ... CD
Fresh Sound, 1957/1958. Used ... $11.99
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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McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, & Al FosteMilestone Jazz Stars In Concert ... LP
Milestone, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A wonderful combination of players – really stretching out here in a hip double-length set! The live performance features three key musicians all recording for Milestone Records in the 70s – Sonny Rollins on tenor and soprano sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Ron Carter on bass – joined by drummer Al Foster, who provides some great energy to round out the quartet! But not all the tracks here are quartet ones, either – as the set also features some duet, trio, and solo moments too – really changing things up on some extended tracks that continue to keep things interesting! Titles include the excellent "Cutting Edge" – plus "Continuum", "Alone Together", "Nubia", "NO Blues", and "Don't Stop The Carnival". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBridge ... CD
RCA, 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.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBridge ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... 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
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsGreat Moments With Sonny Rollins ... LP
MCA, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with clear tape along the top seam.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNewk's Time ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Sealed ... 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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UME reissue.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsPriceless Jazz Collection ... CD
Priceless Jazz, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Sealed ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 180 gram DCC pressing.)
Also available Saxophone Colossus ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Saxophone Colossus ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSolo Album ... LP
Milestone, 1985. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins (Everest) ... LP
Everest, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSound Of Sonny ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 12-241, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a very small split in the bottom seam.)

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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
Also available Tenor Madness ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTenor Madness (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 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
(Out of print, K2/20-bit remaster – open but still in the original shrink with obi, Japanese hype sticker and retail import sticker.)
Also available Tenor Madness ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTenor Titan ... LP
Verve, 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Small group work – including two trio tracks with Percy Heath on bass and Connie Kay on drums, two more quartet tracks with Heath, Kay, and John Lewis on piano – and one more with Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTour De Force ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... 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 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. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsContemporary Alternate Takes ... LP
Contemporary, 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of alternate takes from Sonny's landmark recordings for Contemporary Records in the late 50s – material recorded in LA with an easier-swinging groove than some of his New York work, in a style that let Sonny blow in round, warm, and really open tones – almost foreseeing his work for RCA in the mid 60s. Players include Ray Brown, Shelly Manne, Victor Feldman, and Barney Kessel – and the set features alternate takes of "I'm An Old Cowhand", "Come Gone", "Way Out West", "The Song Is You", and "You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Fantasy.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... 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.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsEasy Living ... CD
Milestone, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Sonny RollinsMore From The Vanguard ... LP
Blue Note, 1957/1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Incredible! If you've ever wondered why people think Sonny Rollins is so great, you owe it to yourself to own this album, because it's one that stands as one of the best 5 that Rollins ever cut, and because it features him playing in a stripped-down raw setting that lets his full solo talent come to the forefront. The material was all recorded in 1957 as part of his famous Village Vanguard session for Blue Note, but it was unreleased until 1975, when Blue Note put out this double LP set of the tracks with great notes by Bob Blumenthal. Every cut's a winner, and Rollins plays in two different trio settings – one with Donald Bailey and Pete La Roca, the other with Wilbur Ware and Elvin Jones. It's all great, and will make you a fan of his for life! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNight At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
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. Titles include "Softly As In A Morning Sunset", "Sonny Moon For Two", and "Striver's Row". Great stuff, and one of the best sides that Blue Note ever cut! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UME reissue.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Sonny's brilliant west coast sessions for Contemporary – records that shouldn't sparkle as much as they do, but which actually stand with his best work of the 50s! Sonny's blowing in front of a session of "leaders" that includes Hampton Hawes, Barney Kessel, Leroy Vinnegar, Shelly Manne, and Victor Feldman, who plays vibes on one track. Sonny's the real leader here, though – as his bold, proud tenor tone really takes front seat, carving lines that never get tired, bringing a sparkle into tunes like "You", "How High The Moon", "I've Found A New Baby", "The Song Is You", and "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star". Heck, even with songs like those, the album should be weak – but there's an undeniable magic that really makes it great! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sonny Rollins On Impulse! ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Quintet (aka Sonny Rollins All Stars) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Good ... Out Of Stock
Key recordings from Sonny's breakout year of 1954 – with the modernist Rollins tenor is at its early peak here – fresh, bold, and highly creative – yet equally concerned with the role of the ensemble as well. And with players like Kenny Dorham, Elmo Hope, Percy Heath and Art Blakey helping things out, the sessions are both cookers all the way through! 4 numbers in all: "Solid", "Movin Out", "Swingin For Bumsy", and "Silk N Satin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles, but nice and lout overall – and Sonny's tenor sounds great. Cover has tape on the spine, a split top seam, and some other wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
As classic as it comes for late 50s Blue Note – and a key meeting between Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk! The group on the set features Rollins and Monk with JJ Johnson, Paul Chambers, and Art Blakey – all of whom push things more in the direction of Blue Note's sound of the time, then Monk's own recordings of the period for Riverside. But the contrast of modes makes for a really startling sound – one that has Monk "monking" it up next to the straighter rhythm section, and bringing out some more modern tones in Rollins' tenor work. Horace Silver plays piano on part of the set as well – but still keeps things strong – and titles include "Why Don't I", "Wail March", "Misterioso", and "Reflections". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – 70s pressing or earlier! Cover has a small cut corner.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... 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
(Later yellow label pressing.)
Also available Way Out West ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (Keepnews collection – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. New Copy ... 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. CD also features 3 bonus tracks – 2 takes of "Till There Was You", and "There Will Never Be Another You". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Freedom Suite (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWorktime! (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1955. New Copy ... 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". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Worktime! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsDancing In The Dark ... LP
Milestone, 1988. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsFirst Recordings 1957 ... LP
Musidisc (France), 1957. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNow's The Time! (Quintessence Jazz Series) ... LP
RCA, 1964. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A killer album from Sonny Rollins' prime 60s years at RCA – almost a return to basics, but always with that edge that makes Rollins stand out way more than most of his contemporaries – a subtle balance between straight and modern that really makes the album crackle! The album features Sonny working with Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter or Bob Cranshaw on bass, Roy McCurdy on drums – and a bit of welcome additional cornet from Thad Jones – sounding great here in a small group setting. Tracks are mostly jazz standards, but done with an incredible poise on the solos – completely transforming the tunes with Rollins' rich imagination! Titles include "52nd St Theme", "Round Midnight", "Four", "Afternoon In Paris", "St Thomas", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny & The Stars (aka With The Modern Jazz Quartet) ... LP
Prestige, 1951/1953. Good+ ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sonny Rollins On Impulse! ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins's Finest Hour ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieSonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Of the classic "big names get together for a session" albums on Verve, the best ones always seem to be the ones with one of the "Sonnys" in the list of leaders. This one compiles titles from the Sonny Side Up album – which featured Stitt and Rollins, plus others from 1957 sessions in which Diz played with one or the other player. The set's a beautiful batch of long tracks with lots of blowing room, and a deep soulful hardbop groove that you don't always hear on Verve. The rhythm section for all groups is comprised of Ray Bryant, Tommy Bryant, and Charlie Persip – who are part of the reason for the magnanimous groove of the set – and titles include "After Hours", "Con Alma", "Haute Mon", "Sumphin", "Weatleigh Hall", "I Know That You Know", and "The Eternal Triangle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... $3.99
A full length set that compiles earlier sessions cut under either the name of Thelonious Monk or Sonny Rollins – most of them together in the same group! At the time of recording, Monk was an established figure on the bop scene, but Rollins was still a fresh voiced up-and-comer – yet they work together beautifully here on an early take of "Friday The Thirteenth" which really benefits from Rollins' voicing on tenor, next to Monk's angular arrangement. The pair also perform "The Way You Look Tonight" and "I Want To Be Happy" with a quartet – twisting the familiar tunes into strongly Monkish territory – and the album's last 2 tracks, "Nutty" and "Work" are performed by Monk with a trio that includes Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins & Frank Foster ... LP
Prestige, 1953/1954. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two nice slices of Monk from the 78/45 rpm days at Prestige – with a side of the album devoted to each of the sessions represented on the record. Side one is from 1954, and features Monk in the company of Frank Foster tenor and Ray Copeland trumpet – playing a mix of jagged ensemble tracks that hint at the greatness to emerge on the Riverside recordings. Titles on that one include "We See", "Locomotive", and "Hackensack". The flipside features a 1953 session, with Sonny Rollins and Julius Watkins on horn parts – and the tracks "Let's Call One", plus two takes of "Think Of One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent OJC pressing.)
 
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JD AllenBarracoon ... CD
Savant, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
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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Clifford BrownQuintet Vol 2 ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Second volume pulled together in the early 80s of Brownie's remarkable work with a smoking quintet that would record some of the finest bop sides issued on the Emarcy label. He's working here with Max Roach, George Morrow and Richie Powell and either Sonny Rollins or Harold Land as Brown's foil in the front line. 16 tracks in all: "George's Dilema", "If I Love Again", "The Blues Walk", "What Am I Here For", "Cherokee", "Jacqui", "Sandu", "Gertrude's Bounce", "Junior's Arrival", "Powell's Prances", "Flossie Lou", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", "I'll Remember April", "Time" and "The Scene Is Clean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly stained and bent corner.)

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $26.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl is nice and clean, with a few light marks. Cover has some oxidation on the image, causing a bit of distortion.)
Also available At Basin Street (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), Mid 50s. Used ... $24.99
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!)
Also available At Basin Street ... LP 26.99

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Miles DavisCollectors Items (Double LP – Collectors Items/Conception/Blue Moods) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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

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Miles DavisDig (Conception/Early Miles) ... LP
Prestige, 1951/1953. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
A 70s 2LP set that brings together some key material from Miles first few years at Prestige – tunes that were mostly issued on the albums Early Miles and Conception. The work is about as classic as you can get from Miles' early years – with players that include Sonny Rollins on tenor, Bennie Green on trombone, Jackie McLean on alto, John Lewis or Walter Bishop on piano, and Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, or Kenny Clarke on drums. Some tracks get quite long for the time, and the set includes the classic "Dig", a great reading of "It's Only A Paper Moon", and the tracks "Denial", "Down", "Morpheus", "Bluing", "Conception", "Willie The Wailer", "Tasty Pudding", "For Adults Only", and "Out Of The Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisDig (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1951. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 also features 2 bonus tracks – "Conception" and "My Old Flame". CD

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Miles DavisTune Up ... LP
Prestige, 1953/1954. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Excellent 2 LP compilation, put together and remastered in the late 70s, of sides cut by Miles for the Prestige label. There's some remarkable performances from some of his greatest LPs from that early period, like Bags' Groove, when Miles was still playing smoldering bop and his sidemen include Max Roach, Lucky Thompson, Sonny Rollins, Monk and Kenny Clarke. 13 tracks in all: "Tune Up", "Solar", "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", "Bag's Groove", "When Lights Are Low", "Four", "Old Devil Moon", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "I'll Remember April", "But Not For Me" and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny DorhamJazz Contrasts ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(70s Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Dave DouglasBrazen Heart – Live At Jazz Standard (8CD set) ... CD
Greenleaf, 2018. New Copy 8 CDs ... $46.99 49.99
A tremendous tribute to the ever-evolving genius of jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas – and a super-expanded live set that puts Dave in the company of classic players like John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, or Dexter Gordon – whose extended live expressions never fail to hold our imagination! The 8CDs of material here were recorded over four nights in 2015 – with Dave's trumpet in the same company as his excellent group on the Brazen Heart album – Jon Irabgon on tenor, Linda Oh on bass, Rudy Royston on drums, and Matt Mitchell on piano – a superb lineup that balances individual expressions with a really coherent sense of soul in the group. Many tunes repeat from night to night, but the solos and conception changes nicely – as you'd find in a box of this nature by John Coltrane – and the whole thing offers up a heck of a bang for your record-buying buck! CD

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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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Hampton HawesFor Real! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A great set by Hampton Hawes – really one of his best ever records, and for a number of reasons! First up, Harold Land's playing tenor on the record, opening it up a lot more than some of Hamp's regular trio sides. Secondly, the bassist on the set is Scott LaFaro, the challenging modernist from Chicago who played such great work with Ornette and Sonny Rollins, and who gives the session a fresher tone than some of Hawes' other recordings. Lastly, the tracks are longish, giving both Land and LaFaro plenty of room to roam, making for a much more adventurous record overall. Titles include "Hip", "Crazeology", "I Love You", and "Numbers Game". 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
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99

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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
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 19.99

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Joe HendersonState Of The Tenor – Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1985. Used ... $4.99
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 first volume features the tracks "Beatrice", "Friday The Thirteenth", "Happy Reunion", "Loose Change", "Ask Me Now", and "Isotope". CD
(Out of print, spine has a cutout notch.)

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Joe HendersonState Of The Tenor – Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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 first volume features the tracks "Beatrice", "Friday The Thirteenth", "Happy Reunion", "Loose Change", "Ask Me Now", and "Isotope". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the 75 Years Of Blue Note inner sleeve.)

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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)... $26.99 34.99
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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✨✧ Ahmad JamalHeat Wave ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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 some wear.)

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JJ JohnsonOrigins – The Savoy Sessions ... CD
Savoy, 1946/1947/1949/1954. Used ... $3.99
A huge batch of work from the great JJ Johnson – material that includes 14 tracks recorded for Savoy as singles in the late 40s – plus the full Jay & Kai 10" album from 1954! The singles were all recorded in 1946, 1947, and 1949 – and they already mark Johnson as one of the most inventive trombonists of his generation – a player working with none of the hoke of earlier eras, and with a clean, modern sound that's almost like that of a bop trumpet at times. Players on these dates include Cecil Payne or Leo Parker on baritone sax, Bud Powell or Hank Jones on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include "Coppin The Bop", "Jay Jay", "Mad Bebop", "Jay Bird", "Boneology", "Down Vernon's Alley", "Riffette", "Yesterdays", "Audobon", "Don't Blame Me", and "Goof Square". The remaining 8 tracks on the CD are from a 1954 10" album – titled Jay & Kai, with a lineup that's a bit different than the full Savoy album of that name. The core group here is quite unusual – as it features Johnson and Kai Winding as twin-trombone co-leaders, plus Charles Mingus on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – with either Billy Bauer on guitar on 4 tracks, and Wally Cirillo on piano on 4 others. The use of guitar without piano is especially inventive, and really highlights the modern inflections of the two trombonists – and titles include "Blues For Trombones", "Lament", "The Major", "Reflections", "Coop", and "Blues In Twos". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jonas Kullhammar/Kresten Osgood/Ole Morten VaganAndratx ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2007. Used ... $16.99
Genius work from one of the greatest young tenorists in many years – Sweden's Jonas Kullhammar, heard here with his Andratx trio – a group based on tenor, bass, and drums – all with a fluidly creative sound that takes us back to Sonny Rollins at the Village Vanguard in the late 50s! Jonas has a bold, strong voice on his instrument – one that's bracingly inventive, but always inside, on the money, and swinging – a rare balance of freedom and jazz focus that never lets up through the course of the album. Other trio members include Kresten Osgood on drums and Ole Morten Vagen on bass – both players who provide far more than just rhythmic support – but who also know how to swing nicely as well! Titles include "Salut", "Kifi", "Black Benny", "Settled In The Saddle", "Kid Dynamite", "Ida Lupino", "Days & Nights Waiting", and "Ebony Queen". CD

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Le ScottLe Scott's Post Bop Opera ... LP
Theatre For The Evolving Arts, Late 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
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 ... $6.99
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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Zane MasseyBrass Knuckles ... CD
Delmark, 1992. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Pepper + Eleven (with 7 bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary/Poll Winners Records, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A unique large group session from Art Pepper – one of his few this way as a leader, despite constant 50s presence as a sideman in big ensembles! Arrangements are by Marty Paich, who more than makes things swing – and there's a nice rhythm section dancing underneath a larger group – with Russ Freeman on piano, Joe Mondragon on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. Players in the fuller lineup include Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Herb Geller on alto, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Bob Enevoldsen on trombone and tenor – and titles are mostly modern numbers written by other jazzmen like Horace Silver, Denzil Best, Jimmy Giuffre, and Sonny Rollins. Titles include "Groovin High", "Move", "Four Brothers", "Anthropology", and "Airegin". Bonus tracks include "It's Allright With Me", "Let Ther Be Love', "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "So In Love", "St Louis Blues", "The Man I Love", and "Blues In The Night". CD
(Poll Winners pressing – with 22 tracks!)

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✨✧ Bud PowellComplete Blue Note & Roost Recordings (4CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
A wealth of classic work from Bud Powell – his complete recordings for both the Blue Note and Roost label – served up in a mighty 4CD set! The package begins with early 78rpm sides from the late 40s, then moves into material from full albums in the 50s – and ends with one track from 1963. As with most Powell recordings from the time, much of the material is recorded with a trio – players like Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, or Curley Russell on bass – and drummers who include Art Taylor, Max Roach, and Roy Haynes. A few sides feature added horns from Fats Navarro on trumpet and Sonny Rollins on tenor – and the set features a total of 75 tracks in all, plus a 40 page booklet of notes. CD
(Out of print, outer box has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Ken VandermarkAlchemia (12 CD box set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2005. Used 12 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Proof that the genius of Ken Vandermark knows no bounds – a 12 CD box set of work that continues to delight throughout! The set documents the full 5 night stay of the Vandermark Five at the Alchemia nightclub in Cracow, Poland in 2004 – a week that must certainly go down in the history of Polish jazz, if only for the quality of work on this set! We'll be honest in saying that we were initially very suspicious of the package – because let's face it, 12 CDs of work from the same time by anyone might be a bit much. But we also had faith in the project as well – because we've seen Vandermark live many times over the years, and know that his ability for continuously creative expression is far greater than most players – not only those of his generation, but countless others than have inspired him from earlier years as well. There's a mode here that's free-thinking, yet tightly directed – almost like Sonny Rollins at his most modern live modes, but inflected with an understanding of Albert Ayler, Roland Kirk, and Ornette Coleman – as well as the even more important lesser-known reed expressionists from whom Vandermark has always drawn inspiration. The group's the always-solid Vandermark Five – with Kent Kessler on bass, Tim Daisy on drums, Jeb Bishop on trombone, and Dave Rempis on additional saxophones – and the recording quality of the set is quite strong as well – just enough "room" to recreate the live feel of the set, but nicely controlled recording of additional space and sounds to maintain the power of a studio CD. The package is limited and numbered – and packaged in a really unique way! Each cover has a different image, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Kuba WiecekAnother Raindrop ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 2018. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic debut album from saxophonist Kuba Wiecek – a musician who may well be ready to carry forward the strong legacy of Polish modern jazz from the 60s and 70s! Wiecek works here in a trio setting, with bass and drums – in the mode begun by Sonny Rollins in the late 50s, but handled here in a completely different way – maybe because Kuba's got this very rhythmic quality to his solos – phrasing things alongside the bass of Michal Baranski and drums of Lukasz Zyta, instead of away from them – so that the tunes have these qualities that are both angular and soulful at the same time – sharp and fresh, but never too overstated. There's a very unique voice taking place here – especially given that Wiecek's blowing alto sax, but with phrasing we're not sure we've ever heard – on titles that include "Pirate's Routine", "Dream About That Green Hill", "Rhythm Of Life", "The Wheels You Can't Stop", "Forest Creatures' Night Ritual", and "Naked Hymn For Equality". CD
Also available Another Raindrop ... LP 16.99

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Kuba WiecekAnother Raindrop ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 2018. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A fantastic debut album from saxophonist Kuba Wiecek – a musician who may well be ready to carry forward the strong legacy of Polish modern jazz from the 60s and 70s! Wiecek works here in a trio setting, with bass and drums – in the mode begun by Sonny Rollins in the late 50s, but handled here in a completely different way – maybe because Kuba's got this very rhythmic quality to his solos – phrasing things alongside the bass of Michal Baranski and drums of Lukasz Zyta, instead of away from them – so that the tunes have these qualities that are both angular and soulful at the same time – sharp and fresh, but never too overstated. There's a very unique voice taking place here – especially given that Wiecek's blowing alto sax, but with phrasing we're not sure we've ever heard – on titles that include "Pirate's Routine", "Dream About That Green Hill", "Rhythm Of Life", "The Wheels You Can't Stop", "Forest Creatures' Night Ritual", and "Naked Hymn For Equality". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Another Raindrop ... CD 8.99

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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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✨✧ Jerry BergonziThree For All ... CD
Savant, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautifully-blown work from reedman Jerry Bergonzi – a trio date, as hinted by the title – and one that gives Jerry plenty of room to stretch out in well-crafted lines on tenor and soprano sax! The set features bass from Dave Santoro and drums from Andrea Michelutti – both players who really hit the open-ended vibe that Bergonzi's going for, which is somewhere in the territory of Sonny Rollins trio work from the late 50s and early 60s. Most tracks are longish, and are exactly the kind of material to win us over to Bergonzi's talents all over again! Titles include "Crop Circles", "Obama", "End Of The Mayan Calender", "Fidh", "Tectonic Plates", and "Horus". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachLive At The Bee Hive ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare slice of the career of this famous and short-lived jazz duo – tapes that were recorded in 1955 at the legendary Bee Hive niteclub in Chicago, but not issued until the end of the 70s, in this smashing 2LP set that was produced by Max himself! The material offers a strong contrast to the sometimes more staid work the pair recorded for Mercury before Brown's untimely death – as it features unbridled playing in a rougher environment than usual – and a break from the original format of the famous group, with only Roach, Brown, and bassist George Morrow intact – plus appearances from Chicagoans Nicky Hill on tenor, Billy Wallace on piano, and Leo Blevins on guitar. Sonny Rollins makes an early appearance on tenor – and titles include long versions of "Walkin", "Cherokee", "I'll Remember April", and "Woody N You". If you've ever wondered what hard bop sounded like to the average crowd at the time of its popularity, this is the record to dig! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light scrape across the front.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMakin' Wax – Original Concert Performances 1953 to 1958 ... LP
Chakra, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's a 70s image of Miles Davis on the cover – but the set features broadcast performances from Birdland and Cafe Bohemia in the 50s – including one group with Sahib Shihab on baritone, another with John Coltrane on tenor and Bill Evans on piano, and another with Sonny Rollins on tenor and Red Garland on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(In a pink-tinted cover – in great shape!)

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✨✧ Miles Davis, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, & Art BlakeyRare Broadcast Performances ... LP
Ozone, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 50s broadcast material from Birdland – with Art Blakey on drums and Miles Davis on trumpet on all tracks – and one group with Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Big Nick Nicholas on tenors, and another with JJ Johnson on trombone and Sonny Rollins on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DKV TrioTrigonometry ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Art FarmerEarly Art ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Art Farmer's always a delight – but he sounds especially great on this batch of early tracks, ones that have him grooving a bit harder than in later years, with a firey tone that really steps out at times. There's still plenty of Art's sweetness in the tunes, but the material is a bit more upbeat and forward, with less lyrical meandering than later, and more of an early 50s bop approach. Players include Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Kenny Clarke, and Wynton Kelly (the album features 2 different groups) – and titles include "Pre Amp", "Wisteria", "I'll Take Romance", "Confab In Tempo", "Soft Shoe", and "I'll Walk Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! This great 2CD version features the full versions of all the sessions, with a number of takes on some of the tunes – including an unusual version of "Where Am I Going" with the guitar of Louis Stewart instead of the piano of Mike Pyne. Also has a hardcover package, and a nice booklet of notes! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Joe HendersonState Of The Tenor – Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1985. Used 2 CDs ... 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. CD features 14 tracks from both volumes of the LP releases – including "The Bead Game", "Soulville", "Portrait", "Beatrice", "Friday The Thirteenth", "Happy Reunion", "Loose Change", "Ask Me Now" and "Isotope". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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