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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Red MitchellI Concentrate On You – A Tribute To Cole Porter (Steeplechase) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Konitz plays alto, and Mitchell plays bass and a bit of piano – on titles that include "I Love You", "Night & Day", "I Love Paris", "Love For Sale", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
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Jay AndersonDeepscape ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. Used ... $13.99
... CD
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Chet BakerTouch Of Your Lips ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Used ... $9.99
One of many fine recordings Chet cut in Europe during the 70s – not as mindblowing as his original sides, but with a reticence and sadness that makes it pretty compelling overall. The setting here is spare – with backing by Doug Raney on guitar and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and Chet's mostly blowing on trumpet, but also gets in some sad vocals on two tunes: "But Not For Me" and "The Touch Of Your Lips". Other trakcs include "I Waited For You", "Blue Room", and "Star Eyes". CD

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Marc BenhamBiotope ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
This isn't the first album from Parisian pianist Marc Benham, but it might be the first that really caught our attention – a strong trio set that really has Benham exploding on the keys from the very first note! Benham's got an especially strong touch on the low notes – really making all this resonance on the keyboard in ways that dominate even on the ballads – force that's full, but never overdone – but a pointed presence that really sets him apart from the rest, in ways that aren't easy to explain, yet which come through right away after even just a casual listen to the album! The trio also features John Hebert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums, who can be as lively as Benham, but who also seem very much driven by the energy of the leader – on titles that include "Year Of The Monkey", "Pablo", "Con Alma", "La Suite De Fibonacci", "Samurai Sauce", and "Airegin". CD

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Paul BleyPaul Bley Plays Carla Bley ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1992. Used ... $18.99
Features Bley on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Jeff Williams on drums – and all tunes are Carla Bley compositions! CD
(Includes obi.)

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Paul Bley & Niels Henning Orsted PedersenPaul Bley/NHOP ... CD
Steeplechase (Japan), 1973. Used ... $18.99
Beautifully open work from Paul Bley – heard here with just he bass of Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen! CD
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Anthony BraxtonIn The Tradition Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... $11.99
Wonderful work from Anthony Braxton – an album that has him playing straight ahead jazz – but at a time when he was also making some of his most complex recordings of the 70s! The approach here is sublime – as Braxton's reputation has ears already anticipating some far-out playing, but then marvel at his restraint – his care for keeping alto and bass clarinet work inside a straight jazz tradition, yet always hinting at the modern inflections he can bring to his music! Tunes are almost all jazz standards, blown beautifully – with a tone that's crisp, cool, and very inviting – surprisingly soulful, and never cold at all – matched well with the rhythm trio of Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. Titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Ornithology", and "Marshmallow". CD

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Chris ByarsHundred Years From Today ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
The album's titled after an old jazz standard by Victor Young, but the whole thing is very much a personal statement from tenorist Chris Byars – who wrote every other track on the record, and who really comes across here with a voice that seems even more distinct than ever! Maybe part of that voice is the album's setting – as Byars blows in a piano-less sextet alongside John Mosca on trombone, Zaid Nasser on alto, and Stefano Doglioni on bass clarinet – a trio whose unified sound often provides a nicely colorful backdrop for Byars' solos, and who also swing in ways that are a bit unusual too. The approach is rooted in older west coast modes, but comes across here in a very fresh way – given a nice snap on rhythm from Ari Roland on bass and Phil Stewart on drums. Titles include "Flight", "Incognito", "Mountain Top", "Intention", "Lovelace", and "All The Things Are Redd". CD

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Brian CharetteBeyond Borderline ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
We always love the work of Hammond organist Brian Charette – and here, the album offers up a chance to hear the keyboardist in all his glory – as there's no other instrumentation at all, which makes for a very unusual solo organ set! Charette handles all the basslines with his feet, so there's still a pretty strong rhythmic pulse on most numbers – but there's definitely a stronger sense of freedom on the keyboard, and the record bristles with all these tones and colors that seem to surpass even some of Brian's previous albums! And if you're worried about the album being a spare, sleepy effort – get past all of that – because Charette keeps things moving nicely on most numbers, and mixes in a few Ellington themes with his own original compositions. Titles include "Silicone Doll", "Yolk", "Wish List", "Chelsea Bridge", "Public Transportation", "Herman Ernst III", "5th Of Rye", and "Good Tipper". CD

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Eugenia ChoeVerdant Dream ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. Used ... $6.99
... CD
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Ronnie CuberFour ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Ronnie Cuber's always a hell of a swinger, but he sounds especially nice here – really letting his baritone hit some bold, soulful sounds in the company of Hammond organist Brian Charette, guitarist Ed Cherry, and drummer Adam Nussbaum! The record's got this soul jazz vibe that's a bit different than some of Cuber's other records – and features a number of tunes penned by older heroes of the genre – like Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Stanley Turrentine, and others – which makes for a set of songs that has Ronnie sounding completely wonderful all the way through. There's few cats who could ever make a baritone sax sound this wonderful – and we think you'll agree after hearing tracks that include "Four", "Battery Blues", "Bluesette", "Coming Home Baby", "Sugar", and "Motivation". CD

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DesprezMissa De Beata Virgine/Motets & Chansons – Ars Nova/Bo Holten ... CD
Kontrapunkt/Steeplechase (Denmark), 1992. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Pierre DorgeSoundscapes ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Guitarist Pierre Dorge has been giving us amazing music for many years – but he sounds especially amazing here in the company of a really great group – the excellent Kirk Knuffke on cornet, plus Stephen Riley on tenor, Conrad Herwig on trombone, Jay Anderson on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums – all very dynamic players who seem to make Dorge sound even fresher than ever! There's an especially strong sense of phrasing on the record – no surprise, especially with Knuffke in the mix – and while Pierre can sometimes use his instrument in more abstract ways, that quality is really balanced by all the other members of the lineup. Anderson's bass is great – nicely pointed at the best moments, and a great contrast to Dorge's strings – and all tracks are originals, with titles that include "Lullaby For Sun Ra", "Mingus' Birthday Party", "Afrikaa Mbizo Dyani", "Sim Sim Ba", and "Alligator In Paradise". CD

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Frank FosterHouse That Love Built ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1982. Used ... $18.99
Brilliant work from a great player who never stopped growing! After a 70s career laced with some free and spiritual playing, Foster moves back to basics here by teaming up with pianist Horace Parlan and some European rhythm accompaniment – in a set that concentrates on tone, sound, and color! Foster's tenor solos alone seem to carry the album on some tremendously strong and soulful shoulders – and the set's filled with great original compositions that include "John R & Garfield", "The House That Love Built", "Dunbar's Delight", and "Lightly Stroking". CD features an unissued bonus track – Kenny Dorham's "Scandia Skies". CD
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✨✧ Von FreemanLester Leaps In ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1992. Used ... $12.99
A fitting title, as there's plenty of Lester Young nestled down there deeply in the horn of Von Freeman – yet given that the album was recorded during Von's 70th year on this planet, there's also a hell of a lot of his own sound there too! Freeman's one of those talents that we're especially happy to have grown up with – a musician who taught us plenty on the inside that we thought could only happen on the outside – subtle sounds, twists, and turns in his music that always kept us listening, even when the setting might seem familiar. And here, the tunes are all ones you've heard, but Freeman delivers them in a deeply personal way – blowing tenor with a gutbuckety depth, yet none of the gutbuckety cliches that always make us hate the word "gutbuckety" so much. No too-hard Texas tenor, no bop retro rehash, just clear Chicago soul – handled by Von in ways that nobody else can touch. Players include Jodie Christian on piano, Eddie DeHaas on bass, and Wilbur Campbell on drums – and titles include "All About Ronnie", "I Love You", "A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square", "Lester Leaps In", and "Scrapple From The Apple". CD

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Don FriedmanAlmost Everything ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1995. Used ... $18.99
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(Includes obi.)

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GombertSacred Music – Bo Holten/Ars Nova ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1990. Used ... $6.99
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John HartAct Three ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Guitarist John Hart has a slightly frowny face on the cover, but that hardly comes through in the music – which is full of bright tones and light little colors – all spun from his fingers alongside Hammond B3 from Gary Versace and drums from Andy Watson! The album's got a different vibe than old school Hammond/guitar sessions – as Hart's got an unusual touch on the strings, one that sometimes seems to echo some of his previous notes, with a wider tone that's really compelling. There's a very special flavor to the set – one that comes not just from the original tunes by Hart, but also from the way the guitar and organ interact – on titles that include "Act Three", "Bad Penny", "Low Point Avenue", "Like My Attitude", "Out Of Somewhere", and "Heretics". CD

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Kirk Knuffke with Steven HerringWitness ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. Used ... $6.99
One of the most unusual albums we've ever heard from cornet player Kirk Knuffke – and that's saying a lot, as all of his albums are always pretty darn unique! The set has Knuffke working with singer Steven Herring – whose rich baritone vocals are very much out front in the arrangements – which are very loose and open, and just feature Kirk on cornet, Russ Lossing on piano, and Ben Goldberg on clarinet and contralto clarinet! The setting is very moody throughout – full of darkness and unusual tones – and as with some of Knuffke's other records, the approach to song format is always very striking – even when the tunes are familiar. The set features an original number based on a Carl Sandburg poem, titled "Subway" – plus a great take on Sun Ra's "Satellites Are Spinning", and other titles that include "The Voice", "Iago's Credo", "Lush Life", "Ride On King Jesus", "Storm", "Charade", and "Aria Mustafa". CD
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Lee Konitz & Red MitchellI Concentrate On You – A Tribute To Cole Porter ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1974. Used ... $18.99
Konitz plays alto, and Mitchell plays bass and a bit of piano – on titles that include "I Love You", "Night & Day", "I Love Paris", "Love For Sale", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Andy LaverneShangri-La ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Pianist Andy Laverne has some strong help on horns here – Alex Sipiagin on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax – both working together to give the album a very strong sound! The tunes are all originals by Laverne, and filled with the right sort of color to bring out the best in Alex and Jerry – players who really complement each other with their sense of phrasing. Laverne's chord structure is also a key part of the album's sound – given a nice bump by the bass of Mike Richmond and drums of Jason Tiemann – who keep things crisp and crackling, and really encourage the colors of the horns to ring out. Titles include "Noteification", "It's All Good", "Waltz King", "Bluestrain", "Resolute Pursuit", and "Two In One". CD

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Ron McClureLucky Sunday ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Bassist Ron McClure's a might generous leader – as he sets the sound up with a really rich vibe right from the start, but also lets his other quartet members really get some time to shine in the spotlight! The album's awash in great tones from Anthony Ferrara on tenor, and Rob Block on piano and guitar – the latter of whom shifts instruments on different tracks, which adds a further level of color palette to the album! Ferrara's especially great – bold, thoughtful, and very creative when he's in the lead – and the group's completed by work from Pete Zimmer on drums. Block, McClure, and Ferrara all contributed a fair bit of original material to the set – and titles include "Deep Sea Urban Planning", "Lucky Sunday", "What's Due", "To Begin", "Mending Ties", "Quiet Life", and "You & The Salt". CD

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Ken McIntyreHindsight ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Surprisingly wonderful work from multi-reed player Ken McIntyre – one of his overlooked 70s sides for the Steeplechase label, nearly all of which are a bit more open and more together than some of his 60s modern work. By this point in his career, McIntyre's fused his earlier Dolphy-inspired approach with some of the more spiritual sides of later Coltrane – creating a sound that's immediately evocative, and which opens up and dominates the rest of the group with a tremendous amount of soul. On this set, he's backed by the Kenny Drew trio – and plays alto, flute, oboe, and bass clarinet. Titles include "Ariebil", "Naima", "Mercedes", "Bootsie", and "Sonnymoon For Two". CD features a bonus alternate take of "Body & Soul". CD
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✨✧ Jackie McLeanLive At Montmartre (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Jackie McLean opens it up at Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen – blowing in the long, open-ended style usually associated with live dates from the club! The format here is similar to the better-known Montmartre recordings by Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin – strong rhythms from a trio that features Kenny Drew on piano, Bo Stief on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – topped with dominant solos from Jackie, who's blowing here in a boppish style that's a bit different from some of his more spiritual sessions of the 70s. Titles include "Das Dat", "Smile", "Parker's Mood", and "Confirmation". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Jackie McLean & Dexter GordonMeeting Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... $9.99
A great meeting of two generations of jazz – and one that really blows the top off some of Dexter Gordon's other European sessions of the time! The setting here is definitely one that's more a Gordon-based date – long tracks with rhythm backing from a trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. But unlike some of the other long-blown Gordon-heavy albums for the stretch, the presence of Jackie McLean really brings in a new sort of fire – the kind of soaring, soulful energy he brought to his own records in these immediate post-Blue Note years – almost a Coltrane influence, and a sense of spiritualism that really comes through on some of his solo moments – even in this relatively straight setting. Titles include Gordon's "All Clean", Sahib Shihab's "Rue De La Harpe", Drew's "Sunset", and a nice take of "On The Trail". CD

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Brew MooreCopenhagen Brew (If I Had You/I Should Care) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1965. Used 2CD ... $14.99
Previously unissued work from tenor saxophonist Brew Moore – recorded in the mid 60s during his time in Scandinavia, and played with a much deeper soul than his American sides! The group on the session is a Danish trio, backing Brew at the Cafe Montmartre – Atli Bjorn on piano, Benny Nielsen on bass, and William Schiopffe on drums – but the main focus here is on Moore's creative tenor solo work, recorded in a mode that's a bit similar to that which Dexter Gordon found a strong home for at the same location – long, open, and with plenty of imagination – and blowing with this crisp, soulful tone that's incredible! The sound is way different than the Moore you might know from the US scene of the 50s – and titles include "Zonky", "Svingtet 15", "If I Had You", "Brew's Blues", "I Should Care", "Manny's Tune", and "Blue Monk". CD

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Phineas NewbornStockholm Jam Session Vol 2 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1958. Used ... $6.99
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Adam NiewoodHome With You At Last ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Adam Niewood has always been a wonderfully sensitive saxophonist, but here he's got a group that seems especially well-suited to his sound – a quartet with John Scofield on guitar, John Patitucci on bass, and Jack DeJohnette – all heavyweights who've worked often under their own names, but who hit a very special sound here in support of Adam's work on tenor and soprano sax! Scofield is especially nice – with sharp colors one minute, gentler waves the next – and the loose, open rhythm work of both Patitucci and DeJohnette really suit the flow of the songs – all originals by Gerry, brought into nice focus with his reed lines up front. Titles include "Home With You", "Gentle Soul", "Home With You At Last", "Essence", and "Winds Of Change". CD

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✨✧ Doug Raney QuintetLazy Bird ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Jimmy Raney & Doug RaneyDuets ... CD
Steeplechase, 1980. Used ... $18.99
Spare strings – just the guitars of Doug and Jimmy Raney, working together in a set of mostly standards – swinging things surprisingly well, even without any other players helping them out – thanks to a natural sense of rhythm in both musicians! The pairing of the instruments is wonderful here – sensitive collaboration that has each of them shading their sounds, inflecting their tones, and really finding a way to support without overwhelming each other – the kind of father/son relationship that's already quite rare, and just about non-existent in music! The interplay is wonderful – no "two generations" gimmick at all, and instead just some really well-matched players who clearly delight in finding new ways to work together. Titles include "Action", "Invitation", "My One & Only Love", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Oleo", and "It Might As Well Be Spring". CD
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Mike RichmondLa Vie En Rose ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Rich, round tones from Mike Richmond – one of the few improvising cellists we know in jazz – a musician who can pluck the instrument with all the depth of a bassist, and whose work here takes us back to classics in the tiny genre by Ron Carter, Oscar Pettiford, and Eldee Young! The setting is lean, and the cello lines are clean – really inflected with a mix of melodic and rhythmic vibes – the latter of which are underscored by deeper conventional bass work by Jay Anderson, in a quartet with Peter Zak on piano and Billy Drummond on drums! The lineup have a great way of swinging gently, as Richmond moves between plucking and bowing – on titles that include "Stranger In Paradise", "Come Sunday", "La Vie En Rose", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", and "Zingaro". CD

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

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Gene SegalCuriosity ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Gene Segal's got a great tone here – maybe a bit harder than usual, and maybe in part because he's got some really great accompaniment on the session from Brian Charette – who plays acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond B3! Segal's really wrenching some great chromes out of his instrument – with an approach that seems to change slightly when the keyboard source changes, but never in a way that loses its intensity – in a lineup that also features Sean Conly on bass and Tiago Michelin on drums and percussion. Almost all the tunes are originals by Segal, save for one Monk number – and titles include "ROW", "Last Time We Spoke", "Charisma", "Curiosity", "Light Blues", "Ole", and "Reverend BG". CD

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✨✧ Archie Shepp & Niels Henning Orsted PedersenLooking At Bird ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1981. Used ... $12.99
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Trio Trio featuring Dave Scott & Rich PerryNice Treatment ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
The tight Trio Trio combo gets some great horn help here – as the trumpet of Dave Scott and tenor of Rich Perry are added to the core lineup of Jacob Sacks on piano, Dave Ambrosio on bass, and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums! The tunes include two older gems by Thad Jones, two more by Herbie Nichols, and a Blue Note classic from Kenny Dorham – and there's definitely an old school sense of interplay here – not just in the way the trio gives these guys such great attention at the core, but also in the way that Perry and Scott have this way of leaping out with great colors and tones on the head arrangements, then really spinning off into strong solos of their own, along with Sacks – who sounds especially great on the Nichols numbers. Titles include "50 21", "Hangover Triangle", "Step Tempest", "The Interloper", "Grooveyard", "Lotus Blossom", and "Never Let Me Go". CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerDaybreak ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent later set – a trio date with Doug Raney on guitar and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – on long tracks that include "For Minors Only", "Down", "Broken Wing", and "Daybreak". CD

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Paul BleyDiane ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really compelling mix of talents – just the piano of Paul Bley alongside the trumpet of Chet Baker! Chet sings on one track, but most of the set is instrumental. CD

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✨✧ Craig BrannTwelve ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Craig Brann's a guitarist with a really fresh vision in jazz – a mode of using his instrument almost as a way to sew together the sounds from other members of his group, while still allowing for plenty of solo space too! The approach is a bit hard to describe, but comes across instantly on the first listen of the album – as Brann seems to be everywhere at once, running back, forth, and between a tight lineup that features Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Ethan Herr on piano, Nick Morrison on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums! We always love Royston on a session – and here, he brings in this quiet sort of urgency that really resonates with Brann's style – on a set of mostly original songs that include "Ode To Charles Lutwidge Dodgson", "No Freeloader", "Sheol Song", "Hornpout", and "The Twelve". CD
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✨✧ Stanley CowellSienna ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Cowell on piano, Ron McClure on bass, and Keith Copeland on drums. Lots of Cowell originals – includign "Celia", "Dis Place", "Sienna", and "Cal Massey". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisSwingin Till The Girls Come Home (Inner City) ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1976. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A European session, with Davis on tenor, Thomas Clausen on piano, Bo Steif on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. Titles include "Locks", "Wave", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Out Of Nowhere". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Walter Davis JrScorpio Rising ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hip trio – with Walter Davis Jr on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums! Includes the original tunes "Scorpio Rising", "Backgammon", and "400 Years Ago Tomorrow". CD
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✨✧ Kenny Drew/Niels-Henning Orsted PedersenDuo 2 ... CD
Steeplechase, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Duke JordanChange A Pace ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1980. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio set – with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Billy Hart on drums – and titles that include "Miss Kissed", "Diamond Stud", "Chang A Pace", and "Double Scotch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, which is slightly bumped – but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Sheila Jordan & Arild AndersenSheila ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever recorded by Sheila Jordan – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of her work! The album's a set of spare duets recorded in Oslo with bassist Arild Andersen – in a setting that recalls some of the initial experimental work she'd done with Roswell Rudd, but with an even more spacious sound overall – one that lets Jordan dominate the tunes strongly with an amazing command of rhythm and timing! The approach is never too self-indulgent, and Andersen's warm tones on bass round out the tunes with a subtle sense of soul. Tunes are a mix of old standards and a few hipper 70s numbers – and include "Song Of Joy", "The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers", "On Green Dolphin Street", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "The Lady", and "Better Than Anything". CD

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanLive At Montmartre (Inner City) ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jackie McLean opens it up at Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen – blowing in the long, open-ended style usually associated with live dates from the club! The format here is similar to the better-known Montmartre recordings by Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin – strong rhythms from a trio that features Kenny Drew on piano, Bo Stief on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – topped with dominant solos from Jackie, who's blowing here in a boppish style that's a bit different from some of his more spiritual sessions of the 70s. Titles include "Das Dat", "Smile", and "Parker's Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a strip of stuck-on paper at the bottom, and a thin stain at the bottom on back.)

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✨✧ Tete MontoliuTete ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold, beautiful piano work from the mighty Tete Montoliu – working here at the height of his powers, in a killer trio with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Albert Tootie Heath on drums! The record soars right from the start – thanks to a sublime reading of "Giant Steps" that brings in all the sheets of sound that Coltrane intended for the tune, but also a freewheeling, highly punctuated groove that really sets fire to the piano! Other tunes are equally important jazz standards – like "Body & Soul", "Solar", and "Hot House" – all handled with Tete's amazing approach to the keys. CD

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✨✧ Jason PalmerSweet Love – Jason Palmer Plays Anita Baker ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jason Palmer strikes an Anita Baker pose on the cover, and takes on her music as well – but all in a jazz-based style that's completely his own, and which follows up strongly on his tribute albums to Janell Monae and Minnie Riperton! The group is nice and lean – a quartet with Domi Degalle on piano, Max Ridley on bass, and Lee Fish on drums – and Palmer gets plenty of space to voice his own interpretations of tunes from the Baker songbook – numbers that have surprising depth when taken out into territory like this, especially on all the very long readings, most of which push towards the ten minute mark without losing any energy or imagination at all. Titles include "Sweet Love", "No One In The World", "Angel", "Same Ole Love", "Fairy Tales", and "Caught Up In The Rapture". CD

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✨✧ Niels Henning Orsted PedersenTrio 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Niels Henning Orsted PedersenTrio 2 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen & Sam JonesDouble Bass ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Rich PerryOther Matters ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rich Perry has a great way of shaping his sounds here – sometimes rhythmically, sometimes more spatially – but all with a very distinct approach to his work on the tenor! The group is open and as fluid as the leader – Gary Versace on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and John Riley on drums – all great players, but clearly driven with a sensitivity to the needs of the leader's tone, which is great – as Perry really commands a lot of attention, but without ever hitting us over the head. Part of the strength of the set is the material – all original compositions by Rich, which really suit his approach – titles that include "Other Matters", "Transparency", "Sono", "Neta", "Written Image", and "Mndfl". CD

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✨✧ Yvonnick PreneNew York Moments ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great take on the small-but-great genre of harmonica jazz – one that pairs the harp talents of Yvonnick Prene with the Hammond of Brian Charette – all to make for the sort of a record we're not sure we've ever heard before! Drummer Jordan Young does a great job at the core – keeping things swinging while Prene and Charette trade together all these tones and colors that really make magic throughout – a fantastic blend of sounds that may well be the start of a whole new genre in jazz! Charette's sense of bass on the organ is great too – another strong element that keeps things deep at the core – and Prene contributed many originals to the album, with titles that include "New Yorker", "Dear Zlap", "A Brooklyn Tale", "The Owl Farm", "46th Street", and "Bad April Fool". CD

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✨✧ Marcus & Riza PrintupGentle Rain ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful setting for the sparkling trumpet of Marcus Printup – a set that just features the harp of Riza Printup alongside his horn – beautifully intertwined with a gently soulful vibe, in a way that's a bit different than any other jazz harp albums we can think of! Printup is already great on a mellow tune or a ballad – but here, his trumpet is exposed even more, with a sense of honesty and intimacy that's really beautiful – maybe made even more special by the fact that Riza's his wife, and the two seem to share a musical partnership that's very personal. Titles include "Here's To Life", "Madison", "A Child Is Born", "Gentle Rain", "It Amazes Me", and "How Do You Keep The Music Playing". CD

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✨✧ Dave ScottAmbiguity ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Dave Scott has a sense of urgency here that we may never have heard before – a real edge in his horn, with a quality that comes through right from the very first note – and which continues to grow and shift in a set of all original compositions that definitely has us listening to Scott with a new sense of attention! The group is very well-suited to his shifting musical moods here – sometimes swinging, but sometimes more tentative and moody – served well by the quintet lineup of Rich Perry on tenor, Gary Versace on piano, John Hebert on bass, and Billy Mintz on drums. Titles include "Special Sauce", "Song For Janie", "Ambiguity", "Diligence", and "Obscurity". CD

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✨✧ Steve SlagleSteve Slagle Plays Monk ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Louis SmithJust Friends ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong return to form for trumpeter Louis Smith – emerging here in the late 70s with a wonderfully fluid sound! Smith's trumpet and flugelhorn work are very much in the spirit of the recordings he and his soul jazz contemporaries made for Blue Note back in the late 50s and early 60s – but the nature of the session also brings in some more open touches to the tunes, especially in the rhythm section. Smith is joined by George Coleman on tenor, Harold Mabern on piano, Jamil Nasser on bass, and Ray Mosca on drums – and a number of the tunes on the set are originals, with titles that include "Blues For Jimmy", "Lulu", "Vaughn's Bounce", "Minor Bit", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled.)

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✨✧ Don FriedmanMy Foolish Heart (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Don FriedmanMy Romance (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinBlues For Harvey ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Griffin's best European recordings of the 70s! Like a number of the contemporaneous releases by older American reedmen on the Steeplechase label, this one has the leader as the main soloist in a small group setting that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Mads Vinding on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. The tracks are long, and Griffin plays with an intensity that recalls some of his earlier recordings on Jazzland – made all the more striking, given the freer setting of the record. Tracks include "That Party Upstairs", "Alone Again", and "Soft and Furry". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Buck HillEasy To Love ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by tenorist Buck Hill – a local player on the DC scene, and one who hardly ever got his due on record! We'd rank Buck right up there with Von Freeman – another local player who spent years honing his tenor sound in a local setting, yet who never got the right sort of fame because he kept away from the New York or LA scenes. And here, Hill's got an incredibly timeless sound in his horn – really deep, beautiful, and undeniably soulful – a sense of raspy tone that goes back to Lester Young or Ben Webster, but a freer, more open sense of swing too – brought out nicely by rhythm work from Reuben Brown on piano, Wilbur Little on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. This set features the first half of a great live European performance from 1981 – with titles that include "Easy To Love", "Mr Barrow", "Little Face", and "Spaces". CD
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✨✧ Buck HillScope ... CD
Steeplechase/Think (Japan), 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great quartet date – with Buck Hill on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Billy Hart on drums! Titles include "Scope", "Little Bossa", "Funk Dumplin", and "Beast Beautiful". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Duke JordanGreat Session ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1981. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A trio date – with David Friesen on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums! Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Moonglow", "Night In Tunisia", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Craig BrannTwelve ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Craig Brann's a guitarist with a really fresh vision in jazz – a mode of using his instrument almost as a way to sew together the sounds from other members of his group, while still allowing for plenty of solo space too! The approach is a bit hard to describe, but comes across instantly on the first listen of the album – as Brann seems to be everywhere at once, running back, forth, and between a tight lineup that features Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Ethan Herr on piano, Nick Morrison on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums! We always love Royston on a session – and here, he brings in this quiet sort of urgency that really resonates with Brann's style – on a set of mostly original songs that include "Ode To Charles Lutwidge Dodgson", "No Freeloader", "Sheol Song", "Hornpout", and "The Twelve". CD

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✨✧ Jason PalmerJason Palmer At Wally's Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Jason Palmer has given us some great creative projects in recent years – but this time around, he's in a wonderfully back-to-basics mode – working with an excellent combo in a small club in Boston – on long tracks that really stretch out and let us hear his imaginative skill on solos! The core group is a quintet – with the excellent Noah Preminger on tenor, and Max Light ringing out nicely on guitar – driven by rhythms from Simon Willson on bass and Lee Fish on drums – players who keep a nice sense of structure in the tunes, even while things are open enough to really let the solos expand! Chris McCarthy plays Fender Rhodes on one track on each volume – and all titles are great originals by Palmer – really showing his dynamic vision as a leader. Titles on this first volume include "Gabby", "Kemerovo", "Preservation Of The Lower 9th Ward", "Be Aware", and "Stop Drop & Roll". CD

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✨✧ Walt Dickerson & Richard DavisTenderness ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A set recorded during the same space as the previous album from Walt Dickerson and Richard Davis – but sometimes with a slightly different feeling in the sound! There's definitely some of the tenderness promised by the title – especially at those great points when the colors of Dickerson's vibes are flowing beautifully next to Davis' mellow basslines. But there's also other points that are a bit more dynamic, too – bold notes from Walt that have this sense of texture that's really amazing – followed by equally wonderful sounds from Richard. Titles include "Tenderness", "So Thoughtful", "The Road Must End", and "Play Son Play". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kenny DrewIn Concert ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An unusual album for pianist Kenny Drew – in that it also features Philip Catherine on guitar, alongside frequent bass partner Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and gloss peeling.)
 
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✨✧ Johnny Dyani & Okay TemizWitchdoctor's Son ... LP
Yonca/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from bassist Johnny Dyani – and that's saying a lot, given his tremendous records of the 70s! The album's different than the album that Johnny recorded with fellow Blue Notes members on the Steeplechase label – and instead, the group here is led by percussionist Okay Temiz, and mixes Johnny's round, bold lines on acoustic bass with additional electric bass, plus clarinet and saxes too! The tunes are heavily rhythmic – still jazz, but with very strong global currents too – an even rootsier vibe than most jazz of the South African scene from whence Dyani came – in a mode that really seems to set him free. Johnny also plays a bit of piano, too – and the tracks are a mix of Dyani originals, plus Temiz arrangements of traditional Turkish tunes. Titles include "Gece", "Yesl Fener", "Ben Muslumanim", "Moriva", "Hepimiz Icin", "Elhamdulillah Marimba", and "Doktur". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry EdisonTour De Force – The Trumpets Of Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry Edison ... LP
Verve, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A triple-trumpet session with a really wonderful sound – the kind of all-star date that only a label like Verve could have done so well! As you'll guess from the title, the record's a showcase for the three trumpeters in the lead – and the tracks are long, with plenty of space for each player to state their case in a very distinct solo voice. Rhythm is by a familiar quartet that features Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – and the use of guitar in a set like this creates an especially ringing tone at the bottom, one that often seems echoed by the brighter notes of the trumpet over the top. The album's got a great extended "Ballad Medley", plus long takes on "Tour De Force" and "Steeplechase". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerComplete Savoy Studio Sessions (5LP Box Set) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- 5LP Box Set ... $24.99
You'll be hard pressed to find a better collection of Charlie Parker's classic work on vinyl! Bird's great recordings for Savoy have often been poorly packaged over the years, but here you get the whole batch of seminal bop sides by the pioneering artist of the genre! Bird's the leader on most of these sides, but there's a nice set of recordings under Tiny Grimes and a very young Miles Davis too, with a host of players from the dawn of the bebop age, including Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Sadik Hakim, John Lewis, Duke Jordan, Curly Russell, Tommy Potter and Max Roach. An as you'd expect from this kind of set, you get loads of multiple takes so you can hear these pioneering players creating the style that would change the face of jazz forever. Put together in 1978, this set features 66 tracks in all, spread out over 5 LPs, with a nicely annotated book, and includes "I'll Always Love You Just The Same","Romance Without Finance", "Billie's Bounce", "Now's The Time", "Thriving On A Riff", "Koko", "Donna Lee", "Chasin The Bird", "Buzzy", "Milestones", "Half Nelson", "Another Hair Do", "Bird Gets The Worm", "Barbados", "Ah-Leu-Cha", "Constellation", "Parker's Mood", "Perhaps","Marmaduke", "Steeplechase" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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✨✧ Al Cohn & Dexter GordonTrue Blue/Silver Blue ... CD
Xanadu/Elemental, 1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most cooking work of the 70s from Dexter Gordon – and that's saying a lot, given all his overseas sessions and late-life work for Columbia Records! The format here is different than both of those, though – in that it's both a sharp hardbop set, with a real back-to-basics vibe – but also one that has much more of an overall group feel, instead of some of the longer-form solo vehicles that Gordon recorded for Steeplechase Records. There's definitely a blowing session vibe – tracks are long, and there's multiple soloists who each get extended time in the spotlight – but there's also a careful sense of structure, brought to the record no doubt by producer Don Schlitten – who'd handled classic dates in the past for Prestige. The group features both Gordon and Al Cohn on tenors, Blue Mitchell and Sam Noto on trumpets, Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – a hell of a lineup that really makes magic on "Lady Bird", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "True Blue", "On The Trail", "Allen's Alley", and "Silver Blue". CD
 
 
 



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