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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $3.99
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". CD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet has some pen.)

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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99 29.99
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD

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✨✧ Miles Davis with Sonny StittLive In Paris – 1960 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1960. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Rare work from a sometimes-overlooked chapter in the career of Miles Davis – a time when Sonny Stitt was briefly filling the tenor sax role that was more famously held by John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter! Stitt in any group is always a treat – and here, working with Miles, he turns in some of his most far-reaching solos of the period – very different than the shorter, more economical work of his studio albums – and even different than some of his longer-form material on Prestige to come! Stitt really rises to meet Miles in spirit – maybe in part because of the rest of the group features the famous rhythm trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – moving hard and with a great sense of modal energy, on titles that include "Four", "All Of You", "No Blues", "Two Bass Hit", "Walkin", "Autumn Leaves", "So What", "If I Were A Bell", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing of 1000 copies!)

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Sonny StittChronological Sonny Stitt – 1946 to 1950 ... CD
Classics (France), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $4.99
Collects various small group sessions recorded for Prestige, Savoy and Galaxy and features Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Milt Jackson on vibes, Bud Powell on piano, and Max Roach on drums. CD
(CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittChronological Sonny Stitt – 1950 to 1951 ... CD
Classics (France), 1950/1951. Used ... $8.99
Collects early Prestige recordings by Sonny Stitt, working alongside some fantastic musicians that include Gene Ammons, Kenny Drew, Duke Jordan, and Art Blakey! CD
(CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittChronological Sonny Stitt – 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Classics (France), Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
Collects small and large group material recorded for Prestige, Chess, and Roost. Features work with Kai Winding on trombone, Horace Silver on piano, and Charles Mingues on bass. CD
(CDr pressing.)

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Sonny StittDumpy Mama ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty wild album from legendary saxophonist Sonny Stitt – one that's quite different from the bop of his roots, but equally groovy in its own sort of way! The album is a handful that Sonny cut in the 70s with an electric vibe – similar to his work for Chess and Prestige records ad the time, and a great new outlet for his maturing reed style – thanks to the handling of the Flying Dutchman label! The cover and title might make you assume the set's an all-out funk affair – but instead, it's a reworking of older Stitt modes, into a hip 70s style – with keyboards and piano from Mike Wofford, and some additional work on saxes from Pee Wee Ellis and Frank Strozier – both players who provide nice backing to Sonny's solos. Highlights include the mighty ten minute title track, "Dumpy Mama" – and the cut "Jason", which has a slight Latin vibe, thanks to percussion from Ray Barretto. Other titles are nice, too – reworked standards with a 70s vibe – including "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Just Friends", and "Danny Boy For Ben". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Sonny StittGivin' Away The Store ... CD
32 Jazz, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $6.99
With Roy Brooks, Jimmy Cobb, Alan Dawson, Walter Davis, George Duvivier, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, Billy Higgins, Sam Jones, Duke Jordan, Herbie Lewis, Junior Mance, Cedar Walton, and Leroy Williams. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittGoin' Down Slow/So Doggone Good ... CD
Prestige, 1972/1973. Used ... $8.99
Late work by Sonny Stitt on Prestige – 2 albums with a really great feel! Going Down Slow has Sonny hitting a groove that's a bit more laidback than some of his funkier albums for Prestige, but one that's still pretty darn great overall! The sound is almost in a Stanley Turrentine mode at CTI – with fuller arrangements behind his saxophone solos, and a really easygoing groove throughout! There's a bit of strings in the backdrop, but these are often used somewhat lightly – and on the best numbers, Sonny's tone dominates and really directs the feel of the tune. Other players include Hank Jones on piano, Thad Jones on trumpet, and both Wally Richardson and Billy Butler on guitar – the latter of whom handles the solos. Titles include "Acid Funk Reprise" (aka "Moving Beauty"), plus "Miss Ann Lisa Sue & Sadie", "Where Is Love", "Living Without You", and "Goin Down Slow". So Doggone Good is a standout acoustic set from the great Sonny Stitt – recorded during an early 70s stretch when he was doing a fair bit of work with electric players! The format here is great – and even though the instrumentation hearkens back to the earlier years of Sonny's career, there's a sense of soulful flow here that definitely shows some lessons learned from the electric dates. Sonny's blowing alto and tenor with a lean, mean, confident tone – and the rest of the group features Hampton Haws on some very fluid acoustic piano, plus Reggie Johnson on bass and Lenny McBrowne on drums. Titles include "I Don't Know Yet", "Your Love Is So Doggone Good", "Back Door", "Orange Ashtray", "The More I See You", and "Speculation". CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Sonny StittMoonlight In Vermont ... CD
Denon/Nippon (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
Beautifully-recorded later work from Sonny Stitt – a record that's got the crispness and poise of his classic work on Roost, with perhaps a bit of the warmer soul he'd picked up in the 70s – yet laid out in a way that's different from some of his American albums too! The set's a special date produced for the Japanese market – and Sonny plays alto and tenor – with Barry Harris on piano, Tony Williams on drums, and Reggie Workman on bass – and Walter Davis plays a bit of piano too. Titles include "West 46th Street", "Constellation", "Blues For PCM", "Who Can I Turn To", "Flight Cap Blues", and "Moonlight In Vermont". CD
(Out of print, early Japanese CD pressing.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt & The Top Brass ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $13.99
A heck of a great little record – one that shouldn't work so well, but it does! For the set, Sonny Stitt's blowing in front of a larger brass section – and while the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band record might not sound that great at first, this one really kicks, largely because of Sonny's great solo work! Stitt's in perfect form by this point – blowing freely above a core brass group that features Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Cleveland, and Willie Ruff – arranged tightly by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy, yet still given enough room to swing with a heck of a lot of soul! Also quite nice is the organ work on the set by the obscure female player Perri Lee – a great little groover with a lean sound that cuts through the arrangements and really makes them sparkle! Titles include "Souls Valley", "On A Misty Night", "Stittsie", "Poinciana", "Sea Sea Rider", and "The Four Ninety". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing with AT etch.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittStitt Plays Bird (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
After years of staying free of comparisons with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt steps confidently into a set of compositions by the late, great one – sounding really wonderful in his own interpretations of these classics! The album's got the same simple and focused still as Stitt's best work on Roost – and although the compositions are all by Bird, the overall sound is still very much Sonny's own – especially given the wonderful sense of space and timing brought to some of the performances! The group's an unusual one, especially for Stitt – and features John Lewis on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all offering a slightly more modern take on Bird than might be expected – especially through the angular lines on Hall's guitar. Titles include "Ko Ko", "Confirmation", "Ornithology", "Parker's Mood", "Au Privave", and "Constellation". CD

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Sonny StittWhat's New ... LP
Roulette, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Stitt hits the Varitone for Roulette, and while his work isn't as funky as that of Eddie Harris or Lou Donaldson, the instrument lets him get in a nice raw tone, with a good honest edge that comes through despite backing by a largeish group. Other players include Ernie Hayes on organ, Walter Perkins on drums, and JJ Johnson on trombone – and the set includes short tracks like "Round Midnight", "Beastly Blues", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Morgan's Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny StittWhen Sonny Blows Blue ... CD
Jamal/P-Vine (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
A sweetly funky little set from Sonny Stitt – one of his hippest albums ever, and a rare date cut for Ahmad Jamal's short-lived record label! The sound here is a great combination of the late 60s tone that Sonny forged on other east coast indies – and some of the hipper, more open rhythms he'd later hit on the Jazz Masters label in Detroit on his work with Eddie Russ – a sound that's quite unique, and which is a fair bit different than the funk-based Stitt dates for Prestige around the same time. Players here are quite unusual too – Herbie Hancock on piano, organ, and Fender Rhodes – plus Ted Sommer on vibes, and guitar by either Gene Bertoncini, Howard Collins, or John Pizzarelli – depending on the track. Rhythm is by Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums – and the arrangements by Dave Ward have a nicely fresh approach to soul jazz – one that really keeps things interesting throughout! Titles include "Sunny", "My Idea", "Jason's Blues", "Out Of This World", "Opus 1", "When Sonny Blows Blue", and "Mac Arthur Park". CD

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Sonny Stitt with Art PepperGroovin High ... LP
Atlas/Yupiteru (Japan), 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A record with a very unusual pedigree – recorded for the Japanese Yupiteru/Atlas Records label – done as an Art Pepper session, but with Sonny Stitt in the lead – because Pepper was then under contract to Fantasy Records! The album has Art in some of the sharpest settings of his later years – as Sonny Stitt's alto sax seems to bring out an even bolder tone in Pepper's horn – as does the approach of the record label, with is maybe a bit more focused than some of the freewheeling tracks from the Fantasy/Galaxy years. The group features Lou Levy on piano, Chuck DeMonico on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums – and titles include "Walkin", "Wee", "Bernie's Tune", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi, which has a light rip and a small crinkle.)

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✨✧ Sonny Stitt with Rufus Harley & Robin KenyattaDeuces Wild ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1967. Used ... $8.99
A great little Sonny Stitt album – very different than any of his other sets from the 60s! The album has a number of interesting aspects – from hard-wailing organ by Wilmer Mosby (who we think is Don Patterson under a fake name), to some screaming guest work by Rufus Harley and Robin Kenyatta. Sonny and Kenyatta sound especially great together, and on the track "In The Bag" Stitt's alto blends right in with Kenyattas, for an hard-wailing sound that's enough to shatter your windows, glasses, and contact lenses. Harley's work is equally great on the cut "Pipin The Blues", and with Sitt playing the sax parts, Rufus is free to really work those jazz bagpipes! Other tracks include "Deuces Wild", "Blues Ahead", and "Sittin In With Stitt". CD

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✨✧ Milt Jackson/Sonny StittIn The Beginning ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1948. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit of a mystery session – clearly recorded in the late 40s, but without as many session details as we might like! Still, the work's great – early Milt Jackson with a nice boppish edge, recording here with Sonny Stitt on alto, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, and Russell Jacquet on trumpet. All other players are unnamed, but tracks are short and have a lot of energy – and the album's worth it for Stitt alone. Titles include "Be Bop Blues", "Red Shoes", "3rd Song", "Fine & Dandy", "Royal Wedding", and "Ratio & Proportion". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittMade For Each Other ... CD
Delmark, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked cooker with Don Patterson on organ and Billy James on drums! Stitt plays tenor and alto – and titles include "Funny", "Honey", "Blues For JJ", "Night Has A Thousand Eyes", and "Samba De Orfeo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittTune-Up! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
By this point in his career, Sonny hardly needed a tune up in his style – but the album's a great one from his post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a quartet that includes Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Alan Dawson – all playing in a way that puts Sonny in command on all tracks, blowing with an amazing tone that makes us want to throw away all his funk, organ, and electric outings, and just concentrate on these straight acoustic sides. Stitt has a way of blowing the reed like he's got his whole mouth moving into the sax – an earthy, human, and personal feel that first came out strongly in his work during the late 50s, but which has grown even more by this point – even if you couldn't hear the development on other sets. And given our love of funk and electric sides, we're honestly surprised we find ourselves championing a record like this from the early 70s – but it's a great one, and not to be missed if you remotely dig Stitt! Titles include "Tune Up", "Idaho", "Just Friends", "Groovin High", and "Blues For Prez & Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging and some gloss separation on front.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittMr Bojangles ... LP
Cadet, 1973. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s work from Sonny Stitt – quite different than his bop years, but with a smooth funky finish that puts it in the same territory as CTI or Kudu Records in the 70s! Sonny's getting full backing here – arrangements by Don Sebesky, who crafts some elegant and slinky sounds for the album's gently grooving tracks – and although the set's not a hard-edged funk effort, it's got the same mix of soul and jazz that you'd find in some of Stanley Turrentine's work of the time. Sonny Plays both alto and tenor, and Roland Hanna handles the electric piano. Highlights include the bouncy "Blue Monsoon", a nice mellow version of "The World Is A Ghetto", and the tracks "Got To Be There", "Fifty Per Cent", and "Ben". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt Blows The Blues ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of Stitt's classic Verve sides – a mellow late-night session done with a west coast soul jazz quartet that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Tracks are short, but Stitt's tone is impeccable – and the album's a key one for moving him away from the Parker-driven bop sound, into a mellower, more open-ended style that really showed his growth as a player. Titles include "Hymnal Blues", "A Blues Offering", "Morning After Blues", "Home Free Blues", and "Blue Devil Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Audiophile pressing on Classic – sealed!)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Roost, 1955. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sonny Stitt plus the early genius of Quincy Jones – a really great combination that makes for a standout session on Roost! As you might guess with Quincy handling the arrangements, the group here is bigger than usual for Stitt – especially given that the bulk of his Roost sessions were small group ones – but that aspect makes for a really strong record here, one that has Sonny's alto soaring out over the top of some hiply swinging Jones' charts, already infused with the kind of soul that would burst forth more famously in the 60s. Titles include a few nice originals, like "Quince" and "Sonny's Bunny", but even on the standards – like "Stardust", "Lover", and "Love Walked In" – Stitt's in top form, and solos with creativity and imagination that show him at the top of his talents! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – YS 7082 RO.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittStomp Off Let's Go ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An unusual late record from the legendary Sonny Stitt – a set that's got some electricity in the group, but at a level that's not entirely funky jazz! Instead, the tracks are long, and feature some well-crafted solos from the leader – and the vibe here is loose at times, a bit like the more obscure recordings that Sonny did for the Jazz Masters label in Detroit! Richard Davis handles electric bass at the bottom, alongside drums from Louis Bellson and guitar from Bucky Pizzarelli – and the group also features trumpet work from Jon Faddis and Lew Soloff. There's a nice flow here – a relaxed soul jazz vibe that fits the sound of Stitt very well – and the album features four long tracks – "Duke's Place", "Perdido", "Little Suede Shoes", and a nice version of "Samba De Orpheo", with tight snapping drums. CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Sonny StittTurn It On ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Stitt's in the funky Prestige sound of the early 70s – complete with Idris Muhammad on drums, organ by Leon Spencer, guitar by Melvin Sparks, and trumpet by Virgil Jones. After years of noodling around on the Varitone, never quite hitting his right moment, Stitt breaks out nicely in the company of these hot young funky players. The record's got a few mellow moments that point towards his older ballad style, but the funky numbers are the best. Titles include "Turn It On", "The BBQ Man", and "Miss Riverside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover is stained and wavy at the bottom 3 inches, with flaking near the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittNow ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tight swinger from Sonny Stitt – one of the standout 60s dates he recorded for the Impulse label, a place where he seemed to get even more care and focus in the studio! The record's got all the soulful swing of Stitt's classics for Roost, but also hits a slightly more lyrical groove at times too – and backing is by a trio that features Hank Jones on piano, Al Lucas on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Stitt himself plays a bit of alto alongside his tenor – and titles include "Lester Leaps In", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Estralita", "My Mother's Eyes", "Never Sh!", "Touchy", and "Surfin". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)
 
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✨✧ Sonny CrissGo Man! ... LP
Imperial, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album that's as hip as its cover image – one of 3 seminal mid 50s recordings for Imperial by LA altoist Sonny Criss! At this point in his career, Criss had a sharp-edged sound that could easily rival the best work by Sonny Stitt or Charlie Parker on the alto sax – but he also had a groove that was a bit more spacious, and a tone that was slightly more raspy – a wonderful quality that we can only describe as Criss-esque, recorded perfectly in the Imperial studios! The group here is a tight quartet – with Sonny Clark on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums – and Criss' solos are brilliant throughout! Titles include "Wailin With Joe", "The Man I Love", "Blues For Rose", "Blue Prelude", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, with obi – TOJJ 5802.)

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons All Star Sessions (aka Woofin & Tweetin) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A classic album from Gene Ammons – one that features the tenor legend at his prime, working in two different settings! The first batch has Ammons "battling" Sonny Stitt in a set of stuff that features hard twin tenors in the frontline, with the kind of cutting contests the two of them would perform live all over the country. Titles on that one include "Stringin The Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", and "You Can Depend On Me". The other side of the record features Ammons in one of those great Prestige open-ended groups – with crack players like Art Farmer, Lou Donaldson, and Freddie Redd – all soloing long and soulfully on two tracks – "Woofin & Tweetin" and "Juggernaut". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a lightly stained and wavy corner.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! (with extra tracks) ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! CD also features 2 extra tracks, both long – "Wee Dot" and an extended "Ballad Medley". CD

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioSteamy ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
An excellent group, and one with a really great concept – a fresh take on a format that was big in the 60s soul jazz scene, but spun out in a very unique way – both in terms of instrumentation, and in terms of the groove! Trumpeter Jukka Eskola heads the trio, which also features Hammond from Mikko Heleva and drums from Toppo Makynen – a mode that was more famously used in tenor/organ combos, like the match of Don Patterson and Sonny Stitt on Prestige Records – but which has never been found in this format before! The trumpet turns out to be a great sound in the frontline, and is given some changed-up rhythms here to work with – not straight soul jazz or funk, and instead a mixture of complicated elements that move the tunes throughout a great range of grooves and colors – really showing all the wonderful sounds that Jukka's been capable of giving us over the years. Titles include "Stick Of A Branch", "Jongo Street", "Tiny B", "Old Stories", "Smash", "Five On Three", and "Steamy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieShaw Nuff ... CD
Musicraft, Late 40s. Used ... $5.99
A collection of classic material by the legendary Dizzy Gillespie – a set that shows the earliest mark he made on modern music, recorded in the late 40s with an array of top-shelf players! The 20 track set list is overflowing with Gillespie classics – presented here in seminal recordings that feature Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, and others – some with a bit of scatting vocals from Diz, but mostly an instrumental focus that features plenty of firey trumpet solos! Titles include "Blue N Boogie", "Groovin High", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Shaw Nuff", "Lover Man", "Salt Peanuts", "Hot House", "Oop Bop Sh'Bam", "Our Delight", "One Bass Hit", "He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped", "Emanon", and "Ray's Idea". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bunky GreenPlayin' For Keeps ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Tremendous work from an alto player with a very unique conception – a player who was unlike Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, or some of his precursors on the instrument – and instead really took off in bold new directions, like Lou Donaldson or fellow Chicagoan Sonny Cox in the mid 60s! Bunky's got a very sharp edge on his horn – one that's deft and skillful, but never too boppish. Instead, he really uses space and timing to carve out a new sort of groove – one that's punctuated slightly by the rhythms of the combo, but which also firmly takes its cue from Bunky's own forcefully blown horn. Players here include Cleveland Eaton on bass, Willie Pickins on piano, and Harold Jones on drums – and titles include "Playin For Keeps", "Mi Compasion", "Brazilano", "Mama Looka Boo Boo", and "What Can I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue fade label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, light surface wear, and a name in pen.)

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Rufus HarleyPied Piper Of Jazz ... CD
Atlantic/Label M, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Fantastic work from one of the most unique talents in jazz! Rufus Harley plays bagpipes – yes, that's right, bagpipes – in a modal Coltrane-esque way that's simply got to be heard to be believed. He uses the drone capability of the instrument to explore reed patterns in the same way that Coltrane did, inspired a bit by Eastern sounds, especially Indian music, but also working in an Afro-centric mode that reclaims the bagpipes as an instrument rooted in the middle east (where it was first picked up by soldiers during the crusades, and brought north to Scotland.) The whole thing might sound incredibly silly, but when you hear the music, you'll be convinced – and this CD is set up to do just that. The collection takes 9 tracks from Rufus glory days at Atlantic Records during the late 60s – and features Harley not only on bagpipes, but on tenor, soprano, and flute – playing in groups that feature players like Roy Ayers, Herbie Mann, Sonny Stitt, James Glenn, and Don Patterson. Titles include "Feelin Good", "Flute Bag", "Taurus The 20th", "More", "Sufur", and "Pipin The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry VerbekeShort Speech ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic work from a tenorist who doesn't always get his due on our side of the Atlantic – but who was a key part of the Dutch jazz scene from his work in the Diamond Five onwards! Harry Verbeke's got a quality that's maybe a bit like Sonny Stitt – initially familiar at first glance, but able to really spark imagination right away with his phrasing and tone, even before he launches into the solo passage of a tune! Here, he's paired with the excellent Irv Rochlin on piano, plus Harry Emmery on bass and Max Bolleman on drums – a group who really get the spirit and tone right, even when Rochlin occasionally switches to electric piano. Titles include the Rochlin originals "Will O The Wisp", "Blues For Clara", and "Short Speech", plus a nice take on the Mingus classic "Peggy's Blue Skylight". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Jan Ptasyn WroblewskiSlupy Milowe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Never-issued material from Polish saxophonist Jan Ptasyn Wroblewski – material recorded at the end of the 70s for Polish Radio, done in a small combo mode that's a real back to basics change, after some of his larger projects of the decade! The setting is nice and lean – Jan on tenor, with guitar, bass, and drums – very much in the mode of an old Sonny Stitt session, with maybe some of the same production touches that Stitt was getting on his 70s records for Muse. Jan's great on both the ballads, which open up with a soulful vibe that's really beautiful – and the more swinging tunes, which are very much in a post-bop mode, and occasionally pick up some nice modal currents. The use of guitar by Marek Blizinski makes for some very different chromatic elements on the set – and titles include "Bebopem Go", "Slupy Milowe", "Rower Z Debu Czyli Dabrower", and "Czarna Chandra From Calcutta". CD features three bonus tracks – "Ciruka Z Rurki", "Dykteryka", and "Ugrysciorba". CD

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VariousBest Of Chess Jazz ... CD
Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $8.99
Music from James Moody & His Orchestra, Gene Ammons Sextet, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims Quartet, Ahmad Jamal, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Burrell Trio, Ramsey Lewis, Ray Bryant, Oliver Nelson, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJazz For Those Peaceful Moments ... CD
32 Jazz, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Music from Sonny Stitt, Russell Gunn, Michael Carvin, Ricky Ford, Woody Shaw, Red Garland, Donald Brown, Darrell Grant, and Cecil Brooks III. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousOn A Cool Day – The Soulful Side Of Cool Jazz ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Not just cool jazz – despite what the title might say – and instead a whole host of soulful jazzy styles from the late 50s and early 60s – pulled forth from the kind of singles that once boomed from backroom jukeboxes in taverns on the south side of town! The collection is great – very much in the spirit of some of the Mod Jazz compilations on Ace, but maybe even a bit more farther-reaching too – and the tracks are a great mix of instrumental and vocal jazz numbers, put together with the same great ear as the soul collections on the Outta Sight label. Titles include "Like Young" by Ann Henry, "I Walk The Streets" by Lyn Avalon, "Scenes In The City (edit)" by Charles Mingus, "Comin Home Baby" by Dave Bailey, "Johnny With The Gentle Hands" by Cootie Williams & Wini Brown, "Baby Do You Ever Think Of Me" by Sonny Stitt, "Goodbye Old Girl" by Art Farmer, "Wayning Moments" by Wayne Shorter, and "Sack O Woe" by Ray Bryant. CD

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VariousSummer Jazz ... CD
32 Jazz, 1999. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Modern Jazz Quartet, Yusef Lateef, Hank Crawford, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt, Red Garland, Wallace Roney, and Nat Adderley. CD

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

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✨✧ Bud PowellGenius Of The Bebop Piano 1944 to 1951 ... CD
Allegro/Jazz Legends, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Cootie Williams, Freddy Webster, Dexter Gordon, JJ Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppI Know About The Life ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records from Archie Shepp's "new traditionalism" years – a set of understated brilliance and beauty, and proof that Shepp's tenor could sound every bit as great on the inside of jazz as it did on the out! The group here is a quartet – with Ken Werner on piano, Santie Debriano on bass, and John Betsch on drums – but the real star of the scene is Archie, blowing with a rough-edged tone that's dripping with soul and humanity – definitely "knowing about the life" in the title, and coming through with a timeless quality that makes him stand beautifully alongside older players like Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, or Sonny Stitt! Titles include "Well You Needn't", "I Know About The Life", "Giant Steps", and "Round Midnight". CD

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Jazz Saxophones ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eddie Harris, David "Fathead" Newman, Hank Crawford, Sonny Stitt, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Charles Lloyd CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz For When You're In Love ... CD
32 Jazz, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Cedar Walton, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Burrell, Etta James, Les McCann, Bud Shank, Freddy Cole, Kenny Barron, Morgana King, Houston Person and Charles Brown, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLost Sessions (previously unissued material by Blue Note artists) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure for all jazz fans worldwide! As is known to many, the great Blue Note label often recorded more material than it could issue on a regular basis – and some of the label's best bits often got lost in the cracks, and never saw the light of day! Over the past 30 years, many of these lost albums have come out on their own – but there's still been a lot of great single tracks that have never been issued before. This CD corrects that trend, by bringing together a sumptious batch of single titles from groups that are hardly (or never) represented in Blue Note's regular line of releases. You'll get Charlie Rouse leading a quintet on the track "One For Five"; Tadd Dameron heading up a large group on "Bevan Beeps", "The Elder Speaks", and "Aloof Spoof"; Sonny Stitt wailing with Dexter Gordon on "Lady Be Good"; Fred Jackson playing tenor with John Patton and Grant Green on "Cowbell Boogie"; Ike Quebec blowing with The Three Sounds on "Blues On Trial", and Herbie Hancock leading a very hip 2-guitar group on the track "Don't Even Go There". Like finding a time machine, this CD will introduce you to a world of jazz history you never even imagined! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz SextetModern Jazz Sextet ... LP
Norgran, 1956. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
That's the Modern Jazz Sextet – not the Modern Jazz Quartet – although the group definitely borrows a bit of energy from the MJQ, and some personnel too! The group was only put together for this date – and combines the subtle touches of MJQ members John Lewis on piano and Percy Heath on bass, with some harder-edged, hardbop-driven sounds from Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Sonny Stitt on alto, Skeeter Best on guitar, and Charlie Persip on drums! The set's got an open, easygoing feel – that loose Verve studio mode of the time – which stems from their jam session modes, but is a bit tighter overall – in ways that really help the players find their energy together in the tunes. Titles include 2 standards, in the usual Verve style – "Mean To Me" and a ballad medley of "Old Folks", "What's New" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" – plus 3 originals – "Blues For Bird", "Tour De Force", and "Dizzy Meets Sonny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has a small bit of splitting on the top seam and spine, but is nice overall. Vinyl is nice and clean.)

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✨✧ Fats NavarroFats Navarro Memorial Album ... CD
Savoy, 1946/1947. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few full albums ever issued under the name of trumpeter Fats Navarro – and like most of them, a posthumous collection of material cut before his untimely early death! The set's a memorial of sorts, and it compiles some important sides from the mid 40s, recorded for Savoy – material that really helped set the stage for bop at the time, even though most folks were still just finding a name for the form. There's some really standout elements here – like a handful of tracks that feature sparkling arrangements from Gil Fuller, with Sonny Stitt on alto and Morris Lane on tenor – on titles that include "Boppin A Riff (parts 1 & 2)", "Fat Boy (parts 1 & 2)", and "Webb City (parts 1 & 2)". The moody singer Kay Penton makes an appearance on a few other great cuts – "Bebop Carroll", "Gone With The Wind", "The Tadd Walk", and "That Someone Must Be You". And other numbers feature Kenny Dorham on trumpet and Sonny Stitt on alto – on titles that include "Good Kick" and "Serenade To A Square". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jukka Eskola Soul TrioSteamy ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent group, and one with a really great concept – a fresh take on a format that was big in the 60s soul jazz scene, but spun out in a very unique way – both in terms of instrumentation, and in terms of the groove! Trumpeter Jukka Eskola heads the trio, which also features Hammond from Mikko Heleva and drums from Toppo Makynen – a mode that was more famously used in tenor/organ combos, like the match of Don Patterson and Sonny Stitt on Prestige Records – but which has never been found in this format before! The trumpet turns out to be a great sound in the frontline, and is given some changed-up rhythms here to work with – not straight soul jazz or funk, and instead a mixture of complicated elements that move the tunes throughout a great range of grooves and colors – really showing all the wonderful sounds that Jukka's been capable of giving us over the years. Titles include "Stick Of A Branch", "Jongo Street", "Tiny B", "Old Stories", "Smash", "Five On Three", and "Steamy". CD
Also available Steamy ... LP 22.99
 
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✨✧ Miles Davis QuintetComplete 1960 Holland Concert (3CD set) ... CD
Green Corner (Spain), 1960. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Miles Davis on trumpet, John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Sonny Stitton alto saxophone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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