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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck At Storyville 1954 ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good ... $6.99
Great live work from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – a batch of recordings from Boston's legendary Storyville night club! The lineup features Dave on keys and the mighty Paul Desmond on alto sax – already stepping out here with a clear, crisp tone that's simply beautiful – a style that's a surprisingly nice match for the Boston scene of the 50s, which was budding similar altoists like Charlie Mariano and Boots Mussulli – recorded here with bass by Bob Bates, and drums by Joe Dodge. Tracks are relatively long, and titles include "Back Bay Blues", "When You're Smiling", "Here Lies Love", and "Gone With The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday At Storyville ... CD
Storyville/Black Lion, 1951/1953. Used ... $6.99
Features three tracks with Stan Getz on tenor. CD
(Out of print, original Black Lion CD pressing.)

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Billie HolidayLady Day – The Storyville Concerts ... CD
Jazz Door, 1951/1953/1959. Used 2CDs ... $12.99
Three different Billie Holiday dates almost a decade apart – all recorded at Boston's famed Storyville jazz club. Players include Mal Waldron, Stan Getz, Marquis Foster, Carl Drinkard, Jimmy Woode, and Roy Haynes. CD

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (Storyville) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. Used ... $19.99
One of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a relaxed, open-ended approach to jazz vocals that already carries all the hallmarks of the Jackie & Roy style – wordless scatting on some tunes, playful lyrical interplay on others, and a focus on Jackie's ballad talents on some of the gentler numbers – all wrapped up in small combo backing that's sensitive, creative, and modern – yet never in a way that overwhelms the vocals. It's hard to match the poise, class, and cleverness of this one – and the album easily set a new standard for vocal jazz in the 50s! Titles include a few great early tunes by Tommy Wolf – the songwriter who would become so important for the pair – and backing is by Roy on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "You Smell So Good", "Listen Little Girl", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Bill's Bit", "Dahuud", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Lover". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Jackie & Roy (plus Sing Baby Sing) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Lee KonitzLee Konitz At Storyville/At Harvard Square/Konitz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1954. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99
Three early 10" albums from alto genius Lee Konitz – packaged together here in one great 2CD set! First up is Lee Konitz At Storyville – tight early work from Lee Konitz – recorded on location at the very hospitable Storyville nightclub in Boston – a sweet setting for his angular tones on the alto! The style here is great – cutting lines that are incredibly precise, yet crafted with enough soul to keep them from just being exercises in sound – delivered with a bit more warmth than some of Lee's other recordings of the time. The group's a quartet with Ronnie Ball on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Al Levitt on drums – and titles include "Sound Lee", "Subconscious Lee", "Hi Beck", and "These Foolish Things". Next is Lee Konitz At Harvard Square – clear, clean early work from Lee Konitz – recorded with that crispy edge that he brought to all of his best early work! The album's a treasure all the way through – really amazing stuff, with a sharpness that's quite noticeable, but also a sense of humanity that Lee didn't always have in his later work. The group's nicely relaxed, but still driven by modern ideals – and other players include Ronnie Ball on piano, Jeff Morton on drums, and Peter Ind on bass. Tracks are short, but pack a punch, and titles include "No Splice", "Foolin Myself", "Ronnie's Tune", "Froggy Day", and "My Old Flame". Last is the great Konitz album – some of the greatest work ever recorded by Lee Konitz – crisp, cool, and with that perfect icy tone that was his unique trademark during the mid 50s! The style here is a bit less angular and academic than some of Lee's earliest work – and there's a subtle warmth, almost an intimacy to the way the whole thing's recorded – but also a Tristano-styled approach to the tunes that still makes everything feel a bit off-kilter, even when relaxed. The group's a quartet – with Lee on alto, Ronnie Ball on piano, Jeff Morton on drums, and the great Tristano-ite Peter Ind on bass. Titles include "317 East 32nd", "Bop Goes The Leesel", "Nursery Rhyme", and a great version of "Skylark". 31 tracks in all – with some bonus alternates too! CD

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Knocky Parker/Omer SimeonStoryville Creepers ... LP
GHB, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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Dakota StatonDakota At Storyville ... CD
Capitol/Collectables, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Billy TaylorJazz At Storyville – Billy Taylor Trio Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Roost, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Rare Roost sides from Billy Taylor – recorded with a unique combo that features Charles Mingus on bass and Marquis Foster on drums! Mingus' bass tones are extremely pronounced in the set – bolder and more aggressive than we're used to hearing with Taylor at the time – and Taylor himself is nicely open on the keys, and plays with a hard left hand touch at some points. Titles include "Laura", "All The Things You Are", "Lady Bird", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "I'm Beginning To See The Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz At Storyville Volumes 1 & 2 ... CD
Roulette/EMI (UK), 1951. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great CD that combines volumes 1 and 2 of Stan's early live recordings at Storyville – excellent small group sessions done with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Al Haig on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Tiny Kahn on drums. The mix of guitar and tenor is great together – a sound that became one of Stan's calling cards in the early 50s – and even the live setting can't stifle the strength of his unique tone. The CD features a total of 13 cuts in all – and titles include "Budo", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "Yesterdays", "Thou Swell", "Mosquito Knees", and "Parker 51". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Geri Allen Trio & The Jazzpar 1996 NonetSome Aspects Of Water ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1996. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Beautiful work from pianist Geri Allen – a set that features the musician both with her trio, and with a larger nonet that was put together as part of her winning the 1996 Jazzpar prize – as well as a set that features some great late work from trumpeter Johnny Coles! The first half of the record features the trio – a wonderfully warm group that includes Palle Danielsson on bass and Lenny White on drums – really stretching out on the titles "Feed The Fire" and "A Beautiful Friendship". Then, Johnny Coles joins the trio – and gets a great solo space on a version of "Old Folks" – before the larger group comes in, still with Coles up front in the lead on flugelhorn. Those large group titles include "Smooth Attitudes", "Some Aspects Of Water", and "Skin". CD

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✨✧ Niels Lan DokyDaybreak ... CD
Storyville, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Niels Lan Doky on piano, John Scofield on guitar, Niels Henning-Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Terri Lynne Carrington on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry Sweets Edison & Eddie Lockjaw DavisOpus Funk Vol. 2 ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Twin titans coming together wonderfully here – with a depth of soul and tonal vibrancy that may well beat most of their other sessions from the time! Eddie Lockjaw Davis is tremendous right from the start – boldly-blown tenor, with all that raspy edge we've always loved in his style – but an even more sophisticated sense of soloing that makes a hell of a lot out of just a little – expanding past his 60s work with Johnny Griffin, and almost finding a new sort of warmth in the company of trumpeter Harry Edison. The rest of the group features some excellent piano from Kenny Drew – who's really the third star of the set, and gets in some great solos – plus Hugo Rasmussen on bass and Sven Erik Norregaard on drums, and just a bit of trombone from John Darville. Titles include "You Are Too Beautiful", "Candy", "There Is No Greater Love", "Opus Funk", and "C Jam Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy HaynesMy Shining Hour ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1994. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Great drums from the legendary Roy Haynes – a player who was really coming into his own again at the time of this mid 90s set! The recording's a live one, done for Danish Broadcasting with a good sense of clarity – and the group is mostly European, with Tomas Franck on tenor, Thomas Clausen on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass. Haynes' touch on the kit is quite heavy at some points, but light and sensitive at others– and the set's got a well-rounded groove that's great proof of Roy's vision as a leader during this time, especially in the way he uses Franck's strong tenor lines. Titles include "All Blues", "My Shining Hour", "Bessie's Blues", "A La Blues", "Bright", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (plus Sing Baby Sing) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Two rare Storyville albums from the tremendous vocal team of Jackie & Roy – back to back in a single set! First up is the self titled Jackie & Roy – one of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a relaxed, open-ended approach to jazz vocals that already carries all the hallmarks of the Jackie & Roy style – wordless scatting on some tunes, playful lyrical interplay on others, and a focus on Jackie's ballad talents on some of the gentler numbers – all wrapped up in small combo backing that's sensitive, creative, and modern – yet never in a way that overwhelms the vocals. It's hard to match the poise, class, and cleverness of this one – and the album easily set a new standard for vocal jazz in the 50s! Titles include a few great early tunes by Tommy Wolf – the songwriter who would become so important for the pair – and backing is by Roy on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "You Smell So Good", "Listen Little Girl", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Bill's Bit", "Dahuud", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Lover". Sing Baby Sing is sublime work from the duo of Jackie & Roy – a guy/gal vocal team, but one with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! Both Jackie Cain and Roy Kral sing – and Roy also plays a mean piano, and writes a fair bit of the tunes too – really lively numbers that show off the bop-styled techniques they developed while working with Charlie Ventura – but with hipper, groovier lyrics – of the sort that are a key precursor to folks like Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg! Instrumentation on the set is great, too – a small combo with guitar from either Joe Rumero or Barry Galbraith – served up in a really great mix of tunes that includes "Season In The Sun", "Slowly", "Cheerful Little Earful", "Why Not Admit It", "You Are The One", and "Hook Line And Snare". CD
Also available Jackie & Roy (Storyville) ... CD 19.99

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Teddi KingNow In Vogue (plus Miss Teddi King & Round Midnight) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Three rare Storyville albums from singer Teddi King – all packaged up here in a cool Japanese paper sleeve set! First up is Now In Vogue – one of a number of great small group sessions done by singer Teddi King for the Storyville label – nicely relaxed, with backing from a septet that features Billy Taylor on piano, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Nick Travis on trumpet, and Gene Quill on alto! The Storyville approach really brings out the best in Teddi's vocals – as the easy-going nature of the record has King sounding a bit more grown-up and adult than before – singing lines in a slightly sultry style, yet still with some of the bird-like notes heard on other albums. Taylor's piano adds a nice grounding to the record – and titles include "Old Folks", "Why Do You Suppose", "I'm In The Market For You", "You Hit The Spot", "Something To Live For", and "Like A Ship Without A Sail". Miss Teddi King is great early work from vocalist Teddi King – a set that's got a lot more dark corners and moody moments than some of her later work! The group here is nice and small – a quartet that features Ruby Braff on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and Milt Hinton on bass – all of whom accompany Teddi with a nicely sensitive sound – often augmenting her trilling vocals with some nicely blue tones of their own. The tracks are all familiar ones, but they're done in a mellow late nite feel that really gives them a new life of their own. Titles include "I Saw Stars", "New Orleans", "Love Is A Now & Then Thing", "It's The Talk of the Town", "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan", and "It's All In The Mind". Round Midnight features vocals as dark as they are lovely – a sublime early set from singer Teddi King, served up in a style that's nicely perched between two decades of jazz! There's a moody, intimate feel here that really takes us back to an earlier era – a bit in the way that Lee Wiley often does at the same period, with a sound that's almost timeless, yet never outdated. The only backings here are piano from Beryl Booker – and in a way, the record's almost a duet outing between Teddi and Beryl, with a wonderfully intimate feel overall. Tracks include "Round Midnight", "What's New", "I Concentrate On You", "Little Girl Blue", and "It Never Entered My Mind". CD

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✨✧ Mulgrew Miller & Nils Henning Orsted PedersenDuke Ellington – The Duo ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1999. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
The music of Duke Ellington was famously scored for his orchestra – but the material also provides a surprisingly great showcase for the talents of a smaller unit, too – especially when in the hands of a duo like this! Mulgrew Miller plays piano and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen plays bass – and the intimacy of the album reminds us of some of the best-recorded Pablo sessions of the 70s – particularly those that sought to re-work classic territory in a more contemporary vibe – which Miller definitely does with his superbly fluid touch on the keys! Pedersen is great, too – very well placed in the mix, and working with that sort of tone and soundshaping that always made him one of the all-time greats on the continent. Titles include "Caravan", "Solitude", "Just Squeeze Me", "Come Sunday", and "Pitter Patter Panther" – plus the Miller original "Blues In The PMs". CD

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New Orleans Jazz OrchestraSongs – The Music Of Allen Toussaint ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A really nice take on the music of New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – a record that sets things up in new jazz-based arrangements that open up whole new sides of the songs! You'll know most of the numbers here – especially if you've got any of Toussaint's classic albums or productions in your collection – yet the approach is nicely different, with rich horn shadings that make for a very different vibe – but which still get vocal treatment on most numbers, from singers who include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Philip Manuel, and Gerald French. Adonis Rose handles drums with a nice Nola groove, and also directed the whole thing too – and titles include "Working In The Coal Mine", "Southern Nights", "It's Raining", "Zimple Street", "Ruler Of My Heart", "Java", and "Gert Town". CD

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✨✧ Art PepperAmong Friends ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1978. Used ... $11.99
A lesser-known set by Art Pepper from his late 70s years – recorded among a quartet of "friends" who include Russ Freeman on piano, Bob Magnussen on bass, and Frank Butler on drums! The tracks are longish, and mostly older standards – and overall, Pepper's a bit more inside than on some of his other 70s sessions – blowing with a tone that takes us nicely back to the old days, but which is fleshed out by some of the deeper feelings he brought to his sound in the 70s. There's less of the searing long runs here, and more of the crisp lines that first made Art great – coupled with some introspection that's an especially great quality of the record. Titles include "Blue Bossa", "Among Friends", "Round Midnight", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "What's New", "Besame Mucho", and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". CD features a bonus alternate take of "Blue Bossa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Zoot Sims & Bob BrookmeyerTonite's Music Today/Whooeeee (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1956. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99
Two great Storyville sessions – back to back in a single set! First up is Tonite's Music Today – an early Storyville Records gem from these two budding modernists – featuring a quartet with Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, and Hank Jones on piano and a bit of celeste – a really fantastic group that cuts right to the core of the new ideas that Sims and Brookmeyer were exploring on their horns! Bob's got that sharp sound that really set his valve trombone work apart from the rest – maybe a bit more bite in his tone, too – which could be encouraged by Zoot's tenor, which is at its raspy best in this setting! The Storyville sessions by some artists often get eclipsed by more widely circulated discs on bigger labels – but this is essential early Zoot sims, and Brookmeyer's work is a nice bonus – on titles that include "Mr Moon", "The Chant", "Zoot's Tune", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Bobby's Tune", and "Blues". Next is Whooeeee – a wonderful small combo set from this unusual team – put together in ways that are somewhere between the Bob Brookmeyer/Stan Getz pairings of the early 50s, and some of Zoot Sims' work for the Dawn label! Zoot's horn is maybe a bit sharper, and bolder than on his Dawn sides, though – that quality that really made him a favorite with hip listeners of the 50s, and which maybe even beats some of the Stan Getz work of the period – matched by Brookmeyer's impeccable work on valve trombone, which is more straightforward and swinging here than usual! The group also features Hank Jones on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and titles include "The King", "Whoo-eeee", "Morning Fun", "Box Cars", and "Snake Eyes". CD
(Very nice paper sleeve pressing!)

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Stuff SmithLive At The Montmartre ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1965. Used ... $8.99
One of the most sharp-edged sessions we've ever heard from jazz violinist Stuff Smith – thanks to a live setting in the famous Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen, and packing by a great combo with Kenny Drew on piano! Drew sets up the groove strongly – with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Alex Riel on drums – and the album's got a soulful snap that really brings out the best in Smith, and avoids some of the softer edges he might have gotten on other records of the 50s and 60s. His tone is tremendous – quite edgey for his instrument, with a real sense of depth – and titles include a great version of "Girl From Ipanema", plus "Blues For Timme", "Skip It", "Bugle Blues", "Mack The Knife", and "Old Stinkin Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jens SondergaardJens Sondergaard Quartet Plays The Brubeck/Desmond Songbook ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A really great take on the sound of the Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond quartet of the 50s and 60s – that magical unit that really transformed the sound of jazz at the time, and continues to hold strong over the decades! The approach here, though, is also a nice change from Paul and Dave – in that Jens Sondergaard has maybe a bit more spirit in his alto, and also plays soprano sax too – and is matched by some fantastic piano from Ole Kock Hansen, a player with a much more organic flow than Brubeck – not that we don't like Dave's piano, but Ole's got a warmth that really changes things up – as does the bass work of Lasse Lundstrom, who's upfront and full in the mix, and also brings a lot of humanity to the proceedings! Tunes are all gems from the key years of the original group – and titles include "Why Not", "Bossa Antiqua", "The Duke", "Broadway Bossa Nova", "Embarcadero", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "Brandenburger Gate". CD

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L Subramaniam with Svend AsmussenGarland ... LP
Storyville, 1982. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Indian and European violin styles come together in this unique little album – as both players use acoustic and electric variations of their instrument, and rhythms include a fair bit of Indian instrumentation as well! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Klaus SuonsaariReflecting Times ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1987. Used ... $11.99
A great little record led by Danish drummer Klaus Suonsaari – and one that features tremendous frontline work from Bob Berg on tenor, and Tom Harrell on both trumpet and flugelhorn! Both musicians really make their presence felt – pushing out with those perfectly-blown, perfectly-focused lines they could both deliver so well back in the 80s – and Suonsaari's group sets things up especially well on the soulful swingers that come from his own pen – the kind of tunes that make the album a real discovery! Niels Lan Doky plays piano, and Ray Drummond plays bass – and titles include "Miles Apart", "Reflecting Times", "Cassie's Tune", "Autumn Dance", "Tight", and "Pink Lady". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles TylerDefinite – Volume 2 ... LP
Storyville, 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great early 80s document of free alto great Charles Tyler in a small group with frequent collaborator Earl Cross on trumpet, who though not so well known, played in many important groups both in San Francisco and the early 70s loft scene in NY. Steve Reid, whose name you might recognize from Sun Ra sides or his own stellar set Nova, also played with Tyler for many years, is on drums, with relative newcomer Kevin Ross rounding out the group on bass. The set is 5 numbers with plenty of exploratory soloing from the group, over Tyler's rootsy head figures: "Train 178 To Stockholm", "A Hip Day In LA", "Happy Sad Hip Folks", "The Mysteries Of The Dark Blue Depths Of The Blue Planet" and "The Legend Of The Lawman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Joe WilliamsBlues Masters Vol 2 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1963. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesIn Scandinavia ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare live work from Tubby Hayes – recorded for Swedish Radio in one of the last years of his life, and a really rock-solid set! Given the professional recording of the performance, the set's quite different than some of the more dodgy Hayes live dates – and given Tubby's disappearance from the studio during these later years, the record may well stand as one of the few good documents of his talents at the time! Backing is by a hip trio that features Staffan Abeleen on piano, Niels Henning Ordsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – and all tracks are quite long, with beautifully-crafted solos that spin out nicely – all in ways that are a bit looser and more free than some of Tubby's 60s work. Titles include "C Minor Bird", "Off The Wagon", "Vierd Blues", "I Thought About You", and "Without A Song". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Michael SmithReflection On Progress ... LP
Storyville, 1972. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Kent Carter on bass, Laurence Cook on drums, and Ivan Krillzarin on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miroslav VitousGuardian Angels ... CD
Trio/Storyville, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bassist Miroslav Vitous is in some really great company here – recording in Tokyo, but with a mixed group of Japanese and American players – a fantastically dynamic lineup that includes Kenny Kirkland on Fender Rhodes and piano, John Scofield on guitar, Mabumi Yamagumi on soprano sax, and George Ohtsuka on drums! Miroslav handles both acoustic and electric, and a bit of keyboards – and the record has the best vibes of his fusion-plus years – music that's stretching out past the moodier elements of his earliest work, yet not into territory that's too tight or commercial – instead always open to new ideas and angles. Scofield is obviously a perfect partner in this territory, and Yamagumi is really great too – on titles that include "Eating It Raw", "Shinkansen", "Inner Peace", "Off To Buffalo", and "His Meaning/Rising/Resolution". CD
(Out of print, Storyville pressing with variant cover art.)

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✨✧ Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson Trio Revisits The Goodman Years ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pianist Teddy Wilson rose to great fame in the Benny Goodman group of the 30s – but here, he revisits those years in a sweet small combo mode – one that's got a lot more of Teddy's touch in the lead than any slavish adherence to Goodman! In fact, the set might be thought of as very much in the manner of some of Wilson's best late life recordings – particularly the European and Japanese ones, which were often heavy on his swing roots – and, like this one, very well-recorded, with a spacious approach that really gets at all of Teddy's dexterity on the keys, and his quick command of many tones in a very short space. Rhythm is from Jesper Lundgard on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – the latter of whom brings a nicely crisp feel to the set – and titles include "Whispering", "China Boy", "S'Wonderful", "Someday Sweetheart", "Rose Room", "Sheik Of Araby", and "Nobody's Sweetheart". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sahib ShihabSentiments (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track, but which also seems to influence the whole record all the way through – not just in Sahib's amazing phrasing on soprano, baritone, and flute – but also on the album's angular modal rhythms from Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Jimmy Hopps on drums. The record's one of the hippest that Drew's ever played on – and has a vibrant feel that's much more Saba/MPS than the usual sessions on Storyville. All tracks are original – and titles include "Ma'nee", "The Call", "Rue De La Harpe", "Sentiments", "From Me To You", and "Companionship". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganFlanagan's Shenanigans ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1993. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's a bit of a rough pun, but don't hold that against it – as the album's got pianist Tommy Flanagan nicely stretching out – expanding past his familiar trio mode on a few great tracks on the set! Make no mistake, the core trio is great – with help from Jasper Lundgaard on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – but the first three tracks on the set also feature the Jazzpar Windtet – a group of added reeds who bring a nice layer of color to the set, almost making us wish that Flanagan had recorded more in such a mode! Tenorist Jasper Thilo joins the group on one other number – leaving the rest as trio tracks – and titles include "Minor Mishap", "For Lena & Lennie", "Let's", "Tin Tin Deo", "The Balanced Scales", "Eclypso", and "Beyond The Bluebird". CD

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✨✧ Karsten VogelThis Is It ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Karsten Vogel steps out here as more of a multi-instrumentalist than we might have guessed – still playing tenor, alto, and soprano sax on much of the record – but also adding in some keyboards, violin, and rhythm programs too! In fact, it's those programs that shape the sound more than we might have expected – creating this electric/acoustic balance that makes the whole thing sound like some of the more inventive fusion efforts of the 80s – like the better material issued by Gramavision Records, with a similar strong voice in the lead – and a mix of acoustic elements throughout. Vogel wrote, arranged, and produced – and titles include "Kyoto", "Montmartre", "Air Air", "Ouleeka", "No Time", "Lily & The Bird", and "Second Of May". CD

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen Webster Plays Ballads (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late ballad work from the mighty Ben Webster – mostly recorded right at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – in the tenorist's final years, but at a time when he could still make great magic with his tone! The set brings together tracks recorded in a variety of settings – one in a small group with Teddy Wilson on piano, another in a quintet with Ole Kock Hansen on piano and Ole Molin on guitar, a few more with the great Kenny drew on piano – and two with great large groups for Danish Radio, including one with Sahib Shihab in the lineup. Titles include "Stardust", "Cry Me A River", "For Heaven's Sake", "Greensleeves", "Old Folks", "My Romance", and "Willow Weep For Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ben WebsterFirst Concert In Denmark ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Danish scene provided tenor legend Ben Webster a great home in later years – around the same time that Copenhagen was an important spot for Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and other American players too! This set marks Ben's first performance on that scene – and is well-captured by Danish Radio, who recorded the whole thing in Copenhagen – with Webster backed by the same trio who also accompanied both Dex and Griff on other records – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. The tracks are maybe a bit shorter than some of Gordon's longform workouts from 60s Copenhagen – but still have Ben blowing with more space than he'd had in years in the studio – working that wonderfully raspy tone through versions of "Blues In B Flat", "In A Mellotone", "Cotton Tail", "Over The Rainbow", and "Pennies From Heaven" – as well as an interesting rehearsal at the start. CD
 
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✨✧ Karin Krog & Dexter GordonSome Other Spring – Blues & Ballads ... LP
Sonet (Sweden), 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The icy voice of Norwegian singer Karin Krog is a perfect match for Dexter's deep soulful saxophone, and the two of them perform wonderfully together in this rare set of tracks recorded in 1970 with Kenny Drew on piano and Niel Henning Orsted-Peterson on bass. Krog has always been tremendously respectful of the players that she records with, and unlike other jazz vocal recordings, where the soloists take back seat to the singer, her recordings have them coming out front, and really sharing the spotlight – both in solo space, and in the interplay between the singer and musicians. Tracks include "Blue Eyes", "How Insensitive", "Some Other Spring", "Blue Monk", and her "Tribute To Jimmy Scott". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s US pressing on Storyville in a white border cover. Cover has a cutout hole and discoloration from age.)

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Kid OryNew Orleans Jazz (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1942. Very Good+ 4 x 78 rpm album ... $29.99
Includes the tracks "Bucket Got A Hole In It", "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho", "Tiger Rag", "Creole Bo Bo", "Eh La Bas", "The Worlds's Jazz Crazy, Lawdy So Am I", "Bil Bailey Won't You Please Come Home", and "Farewell To Storyville". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album cover has some light edge wear, but is otherwise in good shape!)
 
 
 



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