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Ella Fitzgerald/Tommy Flanagan TrioMontreux 77 (80s pressing) ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Ella Fitzgerald swings it nicely with the Tommy Flanagan Trio – a small group on the date for backup, but one who give this Montreux performance almost as much bounce as Ella's 70s live dates with a bigger ensemble! Tommy seems to have a bit more punch in his piano than usual, and Fitzgerald really makes great use of that quality – hanging her groove on his bold lines nicely, with support from Keter Betts on bass and Bobby Durham on drums. Titles include "Day By Day", "Billie's Bounce", "Too Close For Comfort", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "One Note Samba", and "Ordinary Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s OJC pressing.)

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Tommy FlanaganAlone Too Long ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the time – and there's some soulfully ringing tones from the piano throughout, that beautiful balance that Flangan always brought to his best recordings. The sound is excellent – and titles include "Like A Butterfly", "Alone Too Long", "Parisian Thorougfare", "Strollin", and "Maybe September". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tommy FlanaganBeyond The Blue Bird ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1990. Used ... $9.99
Really special magic from pianist Tommy Flanagan – exactly the of record that shows why his approach to the piano can be so great – this wonderful balance of fuller rhythms and lighter lyrical moments – given some equal spin here by guitarist Kenny Burrell, whose work in the quartet is every bit as great as Tommy's! There's a nicely understated vibe to the record – but just because the players make things seem so effortless – such a command of their instruments the moments of beauty just keep coming at a level that's breathtaking once you stop to think about the way they're spinning things out! The group also features George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – the last of whom is perfect here – and titles include "Bluebird", "Yesterdays", "Blues In My Heart", "Barbados", "The Con Man", and "Bluebird After Dark". CD
(Original Timeless pressing.)
Also available Beyond The Blue Bird – Another ... CD 16.99

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Tommy FlanaganBeyond The Blue Bird – Another ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Really special magic from pianist Tommy Flanagan – exactly the of record that shows why his approach to the piano can be so great – this wonderful balance of fuller rhythms and lighter lyrical moments – given some equal spin here by guitarist Kenny Burrell, whose work in the quartet is every bit as great as Tommy's! There's a nicely understated vibe to the record – but just because the players make things seem so effortless – such a command of their instruments the moments of beauty just keep coming at a level that's breathtaking once you stop to think about the way they're spinning things out! The group also features George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – the last of whom is perfect here – and this version of the album is a "part 2" to the original – with titles that include "Bluebird After Dark", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Blues In My Heart", "Barbados", "50 21", and "Something Borrowed Something Blue". Also features a bonus alternate of "You Leave Me Breathless". CD
Also available Beyond The Blue Bird ... CD 9.99

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Tommy FlanaganComplete Overseas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Craftman (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic early trio album from pianist Tommy Flanagan – a set that was originally recorded overseas by Metronome Records, hence the title – and part of a long tradition of Tommy making some of his best music for non-US labels! Flanagan's already a hell of a craftsman here on the piano – able to mix boppish sharpness with the strong sense of lyricism that would grace some of his later work – in a trio that features great bass from Wilbur Little, and a pre-Coltrane Elvin jones on drums. The set's a great early example of Flanagan's special touch on the keys – and titles include "Skal Brothers", "Verdandi", "Dalarna", "Little Rock", "Eclypso", and "Beat's Up" – and this "complete" version features a few alternate takes! CD

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Tommy FlanaganJazz Poet ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1989. Used ... $5.99
A great title for this one – given the extremely poetic sound of Tommy Flanagan on the piano! For years, Tommy's had a great talent for being as bopper, yet as sensitive as a mellower, more lyrical player too – a brilliant combination that shows up instantly in the first few notes of this set – a late 80s recording that's filled with warmth and subtle imagination. The trio features George Mraz on bass and Kenny Washington on drums – the latter of whom really gets things swinging in some great gentle ways – and titles include "Raincheck", "Lament", "Caravan", "Voce Abuso", "Mean Streets", and "That Tired Routine Called Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tommy FlanaganJazz Poet ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... $11.99 14.99 About December 7, 2022 (delayed)
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Also available Jazz Poet ... CD 5.99

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Tommy FlanaganLet's – Play The Music Of Thad Jones ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
A great pairing of lyrical jazz talents – the piano of Tommy Flanagan and the compositions of Thad Jones – working together here perfectly, at a level that reminds us how great Thad's music can be in a more intimate mode! Tommy's got that amazing command of the keyboard here that's always made his best records so great – an effortless ability to blend full-on lines with more subtle understanding of the true tonal possibilities of the instrument – balanced with the work of Jesper Lundgaard on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – both players who really share Flangan's sensitive approach. Titles include "To You", "Bird Song", "Let's", "Mean What You Say", "Elusive", "Zec", "Quietude", and "Three In One". CD

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Tommy FlanaganSea Changes ... CD
Evidence, 1996. Used ... $9.99
Features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Tommy FlanaganSunset & The Mockingbird – Birthday Concert ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $2.99
Features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Tommy FlanaganThelonica ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1982. Used ... $6.99
There's a definite Monkish bent to this one, in case you couldn't guess from the title – but Tommy Flanagan doesn't simply copy Monk's compositions, but also throws in a few great touches of his own! The session's got a depth and complexity that goes beyond other standard tributes to Thelonious Monk – partly due to Tommy's lyrical approach to the keys, which warms some of the tunes nicely, and shades in colors that Monk never seemed to touch. Trio members here include George Mraz on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Thelonica", "Off Minor", "Ugly Beauty", "Reflections", "Thelonius", and "North Of The Sunset". CD
(Late 80s pressing, distributed by Rhino.)

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Tommy FlanaganTommy Flanagan Trio & Sextet (aka Bash) ... CD
Prevue, 1961. Used ... $19.99
A different version of the album Bash – recorded for the Jazztime label in 1961, with leadership by Dave Bailey – a set that's filled with fire, soul, and imagination – recorded as part of the drummer's amazing (and amazingly short) early 60s run as a leader! The date smokes with the same sort of energy as Dave's great "Gutter" albums for Epic – a groove that's part Blue Note, part Prestige, and carried off with so much precision, we wonder why Bailey never recorded more as a leader. Players are all wonderful – Kenny Dorham's on trumpet, Curtis Fuller's on trombone, Frank Haynes is on tenor, and Tommy Flanagan's on piano. Ben Tucker provides excellent basswork, and proves that him and Bailey were one of the best hardbop rhythm teams ever! Cuts include "Grand Street", "Osmosis", "Soul Support", and "An Oscar For Oscar". CD features 7 tracks in all – including some that haven't been on other versions of this session. Other titles include "Just Friends", "Like Someone In Love", and "BMT Express". CD
(1998 CD pressing with a crease through the traycard artwork.)

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Tommy FlanaganTommy Flanagan Trio – Moodsville ... CD
Prestige/Moodsville/OJC, 1960. Used ... $11.99
Mellow work from Tommy Flanagan – working here in great trio formation with Roy Haynes on drums and Tommy Potter on bass! The overall feel of the set's in keeping with the more laidback style of Prestige's Moodsville label, and Tommy tickles the ivories nicely on some standards that include a few nice obscure numbers. The album features the original tune "Jes Fine", a solo reading of "Come Sunday", and the tracks "Velvet Moon", "Born To Be Blue", and "In The Blue Of The Evening". CD
(Early 90s OJC pressing.)

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Tommy Flanagan & Jaki ByardMagic Of Two – Live At Keystone Korner ... CD
Resonance, 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Rare duets from pianists Tommy Flanagan and Jaki Byard – recorded in San Francisco in the early 80s, and issued here for the first time ever! Both players are artists we love in a solo or stripped-down setting – where they really seem to open up and find all sorts of little corners and pockets of sound that they'd never hit in a trio or group – and the combination of both Flanagan and Byard together in one date is really something unique! Tommy's lyricism and Byard's modernity mix beautifully here – and really balance the sound between the players – allowing focus on the individual personalities of each, yet really setting fire in the spontaneous interactions betweent he pair. Titles include "Our Delight", "The Theme", "Land Of Make Believe", "Satin Doll", "Just One Of Those Things", and "Chelsea Bridge". CD

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Tommy Flanagan with Helen MerrillTommy Flanagan Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99 About December 21, 2022
An obscure 70s trio session from pianist Tommy Flanagan – and one that really gets at the full depths of his lyrical talents on the keys! As the title implies, the session features Tommy working through a host of Harold Arlen standards – all familiar numbers, but performed here with a fluid grace that's completely sublime – a gentle soul that almost has echoes of some of the later work of Bill Evans, but a bit more of a sense of presence overall. The trio features George Mraz on bass and Connie Kay on drums – but many passages just have Flanagan's piano gliding along on its own, magically setting the pace for the tunes before the rhythm even comes into the mix. Helen Merrill guests on vocals on a version of "Last Night When We Were Young" – and other tunes include "Out Of This World", "Sleepin Bee", "Ill Wind", "My Shining Hour", and "Get Happy". Produced by Helen Merrill, too! CD

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganBallads & Blues ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key 70s session from Tommy Flanagan – a record that showed that he was still one of the most fluid and soulful players of his generation! The album has Flanagan working only with the bass of George Mraz – in a drum-less format with even less structure than usual, a perfect setting for Tommy to stretch out, open up, and do his thing on the keys of the piano. There's still always a gentle swing and good focus to most tracks here – and Flanagan never gets too indulgent with the setting, even on the longer numbers. Titles include "Blue Twenty", "With Malice Towards None", "Blues For Sarka", "Star Eyes", and "They Say It's Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganNights At The Vanguard ... LP
Uptown, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well-recorded live material – featuring George Mraz on bass and Al Foster on drums! Titles include "A Biddy Ditty", "San Francisco Holiday", "Goodbye Mr Evans", and "Out Of The Past". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, & OthersCats ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Cats here are all quite hip ones – and the album's one of the best Prestige Records blowing sessions from the late 50s – an all-star sextet effort that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, John Coltrane on tenor, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks are long, and open – and although each player is really at their best on their solos, there's still a sense of group unity that makes the record stand out from other efforts of its type – enough so that it's often cited as a key early entry in the Coltrane catalog. Titles include "Eclypso", "Solacium", "Tommy's Tune", and "Minor Mishap". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Gene AmmonsBoss Tenor ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... $39.99
A soul jazz classic from Gene Ammons – the kind of session that easy made him "boss" on tenor – with a tone and conception that few other players could touch! The set is done in a style that's laidback, but never too loose – bouncing along in that "with conga" style of rhythm that was used strongly at the start of the 60s – with Ray Barretto on percussion, alongside Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The style is nice and echoey – a mode that works well not only here, but on most of the 22 other albums that Ammons went onto record during the next 2 years! Titles include "Close Your Eyes", "Canadian Sunset", "Hittin' The Jug", "Confirmation", and "Blue Ammons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow and black NJ label pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has a bit of gloss peel at the opening and some aging in back.)

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Gene AmmonsGentle Jug Vol 2 ... CD
Prestige, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Gene Ammons on tenor saxophone with Mal Waldron, Ed Thigpen, George Duvivier, Etta James, Arthur Taylor, Ray Barretto, Tommy Flanagan, Clark Terry, Oliver Nelson, Junior Mance, Buster Williams, Roland Hanna and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny BaileyBig Brass ... LP
Candid, 1960. Very Good+ ... $39.99
One of the few early albums as a leader cut by trumpeter Benny Bailey – a tremendous talent, finally getting his due! Bailey is one of the great unsung talents of jazz, and he's always made top-shelf work – from his early days with Quincy Jones, to his later years as an American expatriot, recording for European labels like Ego and MPS. This rare early session is one of the few recorded for the super-hip Candid label – and it features Bailey's trumpet at the head of a tight combo that includes Phil Woods on alto sax and bass clarinet, Julius Watkins on French Horn, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and rhythm from Buddy Catlett on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Despite the "big brass" title, there's no horn section here – and instead, most of the numbers have that sharp-edged modern sound we associate with Candid – with Watkins horn being the only other brass instrument, alongside the lighter lines of Woods and Spann. Titles include "Hard Sock Dance", "Tipsy", "Please Say Yes", and "Maud's Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono Candid pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Hard Sock Dance". Cover has black tape holding the seams and spine, some surface wear, and a stained spot at the top left corner.)

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Kenny BurrellAll Day Long ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $8.99
One of the best blowing sessions on Prestige – and proof that Kenny Burrell could hit a nice groove when he wanted to! The record is a very open-ended set, and players include Burrell, Donald Byrd, Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor. Side one features a great long track called "All Day Long", with loads of space and plenty of great soloing – a cut that is quite possibly THE blowing session tune from Prestige – as it's a perfect example of the label's work in that style, and one of the longest ever recorded in that format. Side two features shorter cuts "Slim Jim", "Say Listen", and "AT" – all a bit tighter, and still very nice! CD features the bonus track "CPW". CD
(1990 OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellJazzmen Detroit ... CD
Savoy/Fresh Sound, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the first albums from guitarist Kenny Burrell as a leader – a date that has him working with players from his hometown scene in Detroit – in case you couldn't guess from the title! Kenny's style here is a bit different than on the Blue Note dates of the time – almost a bit more personal, and leaner – which is a surprise, given the usual heavier feel of a Savoy session. Other players include Pepper Adams on baritone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – and before you complain, we know that not all of these guys are from Detroit – but that's the way they titled the thing, so you'll have to write to the label! Adams is a bit down in the mix, so he never over-dominates Burrell's tone – but he still gets plenty of space to sparkle on his solos, working with those sharp edges that make his Savoy appearances so great. Titles include "Your Host", "Afternoon In Paris", "Apothegh", "Cottontail", and "Tom's Thumb". CD
(Tray card has a crease.)

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Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell (Blue Note 1543) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
Early genius from Kenny Burrell – a set that features the guitarist sounding beautiful in a variety of settings, all of them great! The format really mixes things up nicely – almost showing a more diverse Kenny than in later years – as one track is solo, and the others feature quartet, quintet, and sextet lineups – with players who include JR Monterose or Frank Foster on tenor, Tommy Flanagan or Bobby Timons on piano, Oscar Pettiford or Sam Jones on bass, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Kenny Clarke or Shadow Wilson on drums. The solo track is a great version of "But Not For Me" – and other titles include "Mexico City", "Cheeta", "Phinupi", and "Now See How You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the fantastic Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Donald Byrd & Pepper AdamsMotor City Scene ... CD
Bethlehem, 1960. Used ... $8.99
One of the most hard-hitting sessions ever recorded for the Bethlehem label – and a rare date for the imprint by the team of trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Pepper Adams! The style here is similar to work the pair recorded for Riverside and Blue Note at the same time – razor-sharp hardbop, played with a strong sense of imagination, and plenty of room for drawn-out, creatively-blown solos. Adams is especially great – playing the baritone here with the leanness of a tenor sax – but Byrd is wonderful too, and really starts to break out of some of the more staid modes of his work from a few years back. The group's a sextet that includes guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer "Hey" Lewis (another name for Louis Hayes?) – on titles that include "Trio", "Philson", "Libeccio", and "Bitty Ditty". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Paul ChambersPaul Chambers Quintet ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. Used ... $18.99
Great stuff – most likely the most hardbop oriented of all Paul Chambers' sessions for Blue Note, and a great little album that has the famous bassist fronting a group that includes Donald Byrd, Clifford Jordan, Tommy Flanagan, and Elvin Jones! Chambers' basslines ring out nice and clear, adding a warm frontline sound to the album that works well with Byrd's young and soulful sound – and creating a unique bass-led sound that's neither gimmicky nor sluggish, but as brash and burning as the best Blue Note sides of the time! Titles include "Four Strings", "Beauteous", "Minor Run Down", and "The Hand Of Love". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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John Coltrane & Wilbur HardenJazz Way Out ... CD
Savoy, 1958. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic early work by John Coltrane – an album that shows that he was already reaching far, even in the 50s! The tracks on the set are quite long – quite speculative work that predates some of the searching experiments that Trane began in the 60s, with a nice undercurrent of spiritualism that's missing from some of his other work of the period. The work's played by a hip sextet co-led with trumpeter Wilbur Harden, and featuring Curtis Fuller on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Ali Jackson on bass. Titles include the classic original reading of "Dial Africa", plus the super-extended "Gold Coast", and the nice "Oomba". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisCollectors Items (Double LP – Collectors Items/Conception/Blue Moods) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Collection of earlier Miles recordings for Prestige, put together under as a 2LP 70s set, with good notes, and a lot of great material from the days when he was getting longer time for tracks in the studio, and developing a lot more as a player from his earlier sides with Bird and for Blue Note. Players include Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Tommy Flanagan, Walter Bishop, and Paul Chambers – and titles include "Vierd Blues", "Easy Living", "My Old Flame", "Conception", "No Line", "Serpent's Tooth", and "Compulsion". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has light wear, with the paste-on inside the gatefold applied with a bent corner on one side.)

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Kenny DorhamOsmosis ... CD
Black Lion, 1961. Used ... $11.99 14.99
Kenny Dorham on trumpet – with Curtis Fuller on trombone, Frank Haynes on tenor sax, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums. CD
(Out of print original Black Lion pressing.)

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Booker ErvinBook Cooks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge – heard to perfection on this great little session, which is equal parts hard swinging soul jazz and dark-tinged early 60s modern! Zoot Sims joins Booker in the front line, and the two of them trade tenor solos throughout on the album's long compositions – grooving with a great sextet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond on the kit! Cuts include "Largo", "The Book Cooks", "The Blue Book", and "Git It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker ErvinSong Book ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... $8.99
A wonderfully warm session from tenor legend Booker Ervin – maybe not as experimental as some of Booker's other dates for Prestige Records in the 60s – but a really wonderful record that fully explores the deep tones of his Texas tenor, and still lets him come off with a bit of an edge! The title refers to the tunes in the set – which are all standards from the American song book – but as usual with Ervin, the treatment is a bit harder-hitting and more expressive than most – played here with a sense of timing and tone that's amazing! Tommy Flanagan accompanies Booker on piano, and the rhythm is by the crack team of Richard Davis and Alan Dawson – on titles that include "All The Things You Are", "Just Friends", "Come Sunday", "Yesterdays", and "The Lamp Is Low". CD
(1993 OJC pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In London ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1974. Used ... $2.99
Something groovy always happens to Ella Fitzgerald in London – and in the 60s and 70s, the city became home to some of her best post-Verve recordings! This date's a compelling live performance recorded at Ronnie Scotts in 1974 – with backing by a quartet that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano and Joe Pass on guitar – gently grooving behind Ella in a setting that's one of the most relaxed live dates we've ever heard her do. Some of the tunes feature a bit of patter on the introductions – showing the Fitzgerald charm that extended way beyond singing – and titles include "The Man I Love", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "You've Got A Friend", "Happy Blues", and "Lemon Drop". CD
(Out of print. Sticker on case.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In London (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pablo (Japan), 1974. Used ... $19.99
Something groovy always happens to Ella Fitzgerald in London – and in the 60s and 70s, the city became home to some of her best post-Verve recordings! This date's a compelling live performance recorded at Ronnie Scotts in 1974 – with backing by a quartet that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano and Joe Pass on guitar – gently grooving behind Ella in a setting that's one of the most relaxed live dates we've ever heard her do. Some of the tunes feature a bit of patter on the introductions – showing the Fitzgerald charm that extended way beyond singing – and titles include "The Man I Love", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "You've Got A Friend", "Happy Blues", and "Lemon Drop". CD
(2006 pressing. Still sealed with obi!)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldNewport Jazz Festival – Live At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A great set from Ella Fitzgerald – recorded at Carnegie Hall during a stretch when Fitzgerald was hitting new worldwide fame, and singing a lot of groovy contemporary tunes – but done here in a very old school style that hearkens back to Ella's earliest days in the jazz world! The orchestra here is that of Chick Webb, directed by Eddie Barefield – who brings a vintage swing to the music that's mighty nice, and free from some of the more modern modes of some of Fitzgerald's studio work of the time. The live setting allows for Ella to open up nicely on some tunes – especially some of the medley numbers, which may well be some of the most entertaining on the record. Ella sings with some backing from Ellis Larkins on piano on a few numbers – and a few other tracks are instrumental, with work by Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, and Al Grey on trombone. Titles include "Stardust", "Some Of These Days", "I've Gotta Be Me", "C Jam Blues", "Smooth Sailing", "Indian Summer", and "Lemon Drop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and a PC 32557 sticker on the spine.)

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Scott HamiltonAfter Hours ... CD
Concord, 1997. Used ... $4.99
Scott Hamilton on tenor saxophone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. CD

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Coleman HawkinsAt Ease With Coleman Hawkins ... CD
Prestige/Moodsville/OJC, 1960. Used ... $1.99 2.99
Wonderful late work by Coleman Hawkins – a player who was very much "at ease" with himself at the time, and opened up tremendously on albums like this. The format is beautiful – simple small group backings by Tommy Flanagan, Wendell Marshall, and Osie Johnson – with Coleman out front, blowing these deep and mellow tenor lines that could stop a locomotive in its tracks! Titles include "At Dawning", "I'll Get By", "For You For Me For Evermore", and "Mighty Lak A Rose". CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawkins Alive At The Village Gate ... LP
Verve, 1962. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Long, lean, and later work by Coleman Hawkins – recorded in a beautifully stripped-down and free setting at the Village Gate! The tracks are all pushing the 10 minute mark – and feature Hawk soloing in that open, exploratory way he was using during the time – a mix of older traditions and slight moments of modernism – carried off with gentle accompaniment from a trio led by Tommy Flanagan on piano. The tenor dominates – and dominates beautifully – and titles include "All The Things You Are", "Mack The Knife", and "Talk Of The Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s Japanese pressing 20MJ 0024. Cover has light wear.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawkins Alive At The Village Gate (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1962. Used ... $12.99
Long, lean, and later work by Coleman Hawkins – recorded in a beautifully stripped-down and free setting at the Village Gate! The tracks are all pushing the 10 minute mark – and feature Hawk soloing in that open, exploratory way he was using during the time – a mix of older traditions and slight moments of modernism – carried off with gentle accompaniment from a trio led by Tommy Flanagan on piano. The tenor dominates – and dominates beautifully – and titles include "All The Things You Are", "Mack The Knife", "Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho" and "Talk Of The Town". 2 additional tracks on this Japanese CD edition: "Bean And The Boys" and "If I Had You". CD
(Out of print and sealed. Includes obi.)

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Coleman HawkinsToday & Now ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $12.99
A beautiful record – but that's no surprise, since most of the later work of Coleman Hawkins tends to be great! The setting is quite laidback – and Hawkins' time-weathered tenor is placed in a perfect setting with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums. The set list is spare, with simple quartet arrangements – but Hawk's solos are mindblowingly perfect, and with a great edge that you won't find in his earlier recordings. It's hard to describe what we're talking about –but the more and more we listen to his later records, the more we realize what a genius he was! Includes the tracks "Don't' Love Me", "Quintessence", "Go Lil Liza", and "Swingin' Scotch". CD
(1996 digipack pressing – in nice shape!)

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Coleman Hawkins & Clark TerryBack In Bean's Bag (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... $19.99 24.99
A way different album than usual for both tenor giant Coleman Hawkins, and up-and-coming trumpet talent Clark Terry – a very soulful set that falls much more into the spirit of the few soul jazz gems on early 60s Epic/Columbia Records! This could be because Dave Bailey's holding down the drum chores, and the record sounds a bit like his great recordings from the early 60 – a tight, soulful groove that's also got support from Tommy Flanagan on piano and Major Holley on bass! All tracks are nice and long, with strong solos from Hawkins and Terry – and there's a fantastic cut called "Tune For The Tutor", which was written by Pat Patrick, and which really grooves! Other nice ones include "Feedin' The Bean" and "Squeeze Me" – plus "Don't Worry Bout Me", and "Michelle". CD
(1997 pressing with obi.)

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Eddie Higgins & Benny GreenEddie Higgins / The Swingin'est ... CD
Vee Jay, 1958/1960. Used ... $9.99
Two rare Vee Jay jazz LPs on 1 CD. One, a nice Chicago hardbop session by the brilliant young piano player (Chicago's great white hope in the 50's) Eddie Higgins, with Paul Serrano on trumpet and Frank Foster on tenor. Eddie contributes a number of excellent compositions, including "Foot's Bag", "Zarac, The Evil One", and "AB's Blues". The other LP is a nice down-n-dirty soul jazz session led by trombonist Benny Green, and featuring Gene Ammons, Frank Foster, Nat Adderly, Frank Wess, and Tommy Flanagan. The groove is very laidback, with a soul jazz sound similar to some of the best Prestige LPs at the time. Cuts include "Little Ditty", "Jim Dog", and "Jugging Around". CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie HubbardArtistry of Freddie Hubbard (Impulse pressing) ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful album that we'd rank as one of Freddie Hubbard's greatest recordings ever – a truly sublime set that's quite different than his Blue Note work of the 60s, and which really shows him emerging as a major talent on the trumpet! The set features a core sextet of key players – the legendary John Gilmore on tenor sax, making a rare appearance here away from the Sun Ra Arkestra – plus Curtis Fuller on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – the last three of whom provide a soulful, almost spiritual rhythm to the record – elevating Freddie's horn to tremendous heights, possibly for the first time in his career. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include the Hubbard originals "Bob's Place", "Happy Times", and "The 7th Day", all of which roll along on a groove that's not what you'd expect – plus versions of "Summertime" and "Caravan". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has a small sticker.)

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Freddie HubbardComplete Freddie Hubbard Blue Note & Impulse 60s Studio Sessions (7CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, Early 60s. New Copy 7CD set ... $118.99 119.00
Pivotal work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – eleven full albums recorded by the young jazzman as a leader, together showing a really incredible scope of his talents in just a few short years in the studio! The Blue Note albums here already show an incredible evolution – from initial hardbop crackle at the best level of the label, to a slight shift into new thing territory that marks a more experimental side of Freddie's work that would take off later in the 60s. There's also two Impulse Records releases in the package – the completely sublime sextet outing of The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard – a great date with Curtis Fuller on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and John Gilmore on tenor – making a rare appearance in the studio away from the Sun Ra Arkestra! The other Impulse album is titled Body & Soul – and has Hubbard amidst a larger group of modernists on most tracks, with these incredible Wayne Shorter arrangements – then in a small group with shorter on tenor and Eric Dolphy on alto and flute. Blue Note albums include Breaking Point, Blue Spirits, Open Sesame, Going Up, Hub Cap, Ready For Freddie, Hub Tones, and Here To Stay – with players who include Tina Brooks, Jimmy Heath, and Wayne Shorter on tenors; McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, and Herbie Hancock on pianos; Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, and Reggie Workman on basses; and James Spaulding making a key early appearance on alto and flute. 70 long tracks in all – and a very detailed booklet of notes with rare photos! CD
(Limited, numbered edition of 5000 copies.)

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Bobby HutchersonMirage (with bonus track) ... CD
Landmark, 1991. Used ... $11.99 13.99
Features Hutcherson on vibes, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums! CD

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Milt JacksonBags & Flutes ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99 14.99
Excellent late 50s work by Milt Jackson for Atlantic! Bags & Flutes is very much in the style of Milt's classic Savoy sides from the preceding couple of years – mixing together his jazzy vibes with light lilting solos on flute, either by Bobby Jaspar or Frank Wess, Milt's old compatriot from the Savoy sessions. Piano is by Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones, and Kenny Burrell plays guitar on the whole album. Tracks include "Ghana", "Connie's Blues", "Sandy", "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" and "Bag's New Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light surface wear.)

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Milt JacksonBags' Opus ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the greatest Milt Jackson albums ever – thanks to an incredible lineup that features Art Farmer on trumpet and Benny Golson on tenor – both of whom give the record a lot more edge than usual for Jackson! The set's almost a maturation of the earliest modern grooves that Milt forged in his earlier sessions for Blue Note and Prestige – a sound that comes across here with a lot more confidence and focus than some of his 50s Savoy sides – with a sharper, edgier quality that comes from Golson's great arrangements for the record. Milt's vibes have a really chromatic feel here, and a sound that's almost louder than usual – and the rest of the group features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Blues For Diahann", "I Remember Clifford", "Thinking Of You", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Milt JacksonFeelings ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
Milt's vibes with sweet strings from Jimmy Jones, Ray Brown on bass, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Jerome Richardson on flute and alto flute, Paulinho Da Costa on brazilian percussion, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmie Smith on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear and a Sound Purchase sticker on the back.)

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Milt Jackson & Coleman HawkinsBean Bags ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1958. Used ... $5.99
A wonderful little record – a real standout in both the careers of Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins! The album captures Hawk during his great later years – that time when his sound was even more soulful and inventive than ever – with lots of odd modern undercurrents that really work nicely with the album's slight Latin inflections – a bit like those you might hear on some of Hawkins' Impulse Records material from the same generation. Milt Jackson's vibes are great too – chromatic and edgey, and set up with rhythm support from Kenny Burrell on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Indian Blues", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Sandra's Blues", "Stuffy", and "Close Your Eyes". CD
(1998 Koch pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $6.99
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley Presents series on Riverside – one in which Budd is given free reign to arrange the albums tracks, coming up with a nice batch of originals and interesting tunes that show him to be a much more complex player than might be expected. The players include a four piece trumpet section with Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Ray Nance – and rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Joe Benjamin, and Herb Lovelle. Tracks include "Blues For Lester", "All My Love", "Trinity River Bottom", and "Driftwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has tape on the seams, writing in marker, ink stamps, and light surface wear.)

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Budd JohnsonLet's Swing ... CD
Prestige/Swingville/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
Let's Swing – and swing Budd does, in that wonderfully easy-going manner of his – a style that seems almost effortless at times, but which always comes across with plenty of soul! Johnson's tenor is a great fit for the style of Prestige's Swingville label – as he has plenty of room, and few constrictions – a great space to open up alongside players who include Keg Johnson on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The tracks have that easy-grooving style of the Swingville series – a bit Verve-ish, but with some rougher edges, an important detail, given Budd's tenor style. Titles include "Blues By Budd", "Uptown Manhattan", "Falling In Love With Love", and "Downtown Manhattan". CD

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JJ JohnsonJ Is For Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Nicely sharp sounds from the great JJ Johnson – a set that has the trombonist really honing his edge on a host of tight, short tracks – with a vibe that almost recalls his initial bop recordings on Blue Note and Prestige! The style here is a bit more sophisticated – definitely with an ear towards the modern directions that JJ was exploring in the 50s – but the sound is also nicely spontaneous, with more focus on improvisation between group members than larger arrangements – quite nice, given that the group features excellent tenor from Bobby Jaspar on tenor – and either Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath or Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks are short, and titles include "Overdrive", "Cube Steak", "Chasin The Bird", and "Solar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and a name in pencil in back.)

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✨✧ JJ Johnson QuintetJJ – In Person ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Hard-grooving stuff from JJ – played with a lot more bite than usual, and recorded live with a group that features Nat Adderley on cornet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums! Tracks include "Now's The Time", "Misterioso", "Walkin", and "Tune Up" – jazz standards, mostly, but done very tightly by the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing. Cover has a CSP sticker.)

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Thad JonesMagnificent Thad Jones Vol 3 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The hardest to find of the great Thad Jones albums for Blue Note! Thad plays in a harder groove than usual, but still with all of his beautiful fragile lyricism – and the album's a masterpiece of control while still opening up in the bold Blue Note mode of the time! The unusual combo here features Benny Powell on trombone, Gigi Gryce on alto, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – a good mix of modernists and straight ahead players who help color the album strongly with their efforts. Excellent stuff, and although the material is largely hardbop, it opens up with a range of colors and emotions that you don't always get from Blue Note. Titles include "Let's", "Thadrack", and "Slipped Again". CD

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Fumio KarashimaLandscape (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Why Not/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $20.99 24.99 About January 18, 2023
We love the 70s work of Japanese pianist Fumio Karashima – and this album is one of our favorites from the decade! Fumio's got this way of being both bold and lyrical at the same time – long flows on the keyboard that are partly in the school of McCoy Tyner, but used to transform the more personal touches of an older scene like Hank Jones or Tommy Flanagan – really bursting forth here with long tracks that bristle with the new sort of imagination that the Japanese scene was unlocking at the time! The rest of the trio is equally great – with George Mraz on bass and Motohiko Hino on drums – and titles include "Tears", "Revlis", "Landscape", "The Fall", and "In My Usual Wal". CD

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Booker LittleBooker Little 4 & Max Roach ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group – given that in addition to Little's trumpet, the set also features George Coleman on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Art Davis on bass! All arrangements were done by Little – making the album a real showcase of that bold vision in jazz that was taken from us all too soon – and titles include "Milestones", "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". CD

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Booker LittleIn New York ... CD
Jazz View, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Tight quartet sides recorded in New York towards the end of this brillant trumpeter's life. Roy Haynes and Scott La Faro provide excellent rhythm accompaniment, and the piano chores are handled by either Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly. Tracks include "Opening Statement", "Minor Sweet", "Bee Tee's Minor Plea", and "The Grand Valse". The cover's lousy, but the music is great. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, et alNewport Rebels ... CD
Candid (UK), 1960. Used ... $7.99
A classic early 60s session for Candid Records – put together by a group that includes Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and a host of other musicians who were working here as "Newport Rebels" – by setting up the Jazz Artists Guild Festival as a protest against the increasingly commercialized Newport date! And for the record, the group definitely live up to their name – really shaking off the easier modes popularized at the Newport festival, and coming across with a style that's much more modern, firey, and righteous! Other artists include Abbey Lincoln on vocals, Booker Little on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eric Dolphy on saxophone, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone – and titles include a great rendition of "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do" – plus the originals "Cliff Walk" by Booker Little, "Mysterious Blues" by Mingus, and "Me & You" by members of the group. CD

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $3.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... LP 34.99

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $34.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese stereo pressing – SMJ-6046. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... CD 3.99

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Frank MorganYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Antilles, 1992. Used ... $4.99
Features solo piano tracks and duets with Kenny Barron, Tommy Flanagan, Roland Hanna, Barry Harris, and Hank Jones. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Gerry MulliganJeru ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1962. Used ... $2.99 4.99
A pretty great little album – and very different than Gerry Mulligan's regular sides from the time! The session was originally produced as part of the sessions for the short-lived Jazztime label in the early 60s – and was produced by Dave Bailey with a soulful undercurrent that's quite similar to his own sessions from the period. Gerry's really shaking free of the "cool" cliches for the record – working with a deeply grooving rhythm section that includes Bailey on drums, Ben Tucker on bass, and Tommy Flanagan on piano – making a key return of piano to a Gerry Mulligan session! Alec Dorsey's also in the group on conga – adding a nice little extra kick to a few of the best tunes on the set – and Gerry himself is playing baritone with a style that's as fluid as on his freer-floating 50s recordings, but which also hits more of a rolling sort of tenor groove! Titles include "Get Out Of Town", "Blue Boy", "Capricious", "Here I'll Stay", and "Inside Impromptu". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $2.99
Quite possibly THE greatest Sonny Rollins album of the early years – or at least the one that has received the most accolades over the years! The record is a brilliant batch of quartet tracks that reinvents bop through Sonny's complicated, yet seemingly automatic solos – an excellent showcase for his razor-sharp talents for improvisation and invention, played with effortless ease, yet still one of the great bar-setting performances of 50s jazz. The group features Tommy Flanagan, Max Roach, and Doug Watkins – and tunes include an original reading of the perennial Rollins' standard "St. Thomas", plus a great version of "Moritat (Mack The Knife)", and the cuts "Strode Rode" and "Blue 7". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins (Everest) (aka Sonny Rollins Plays) ... LP
Everest, 1957. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A legendary split album from the hardbop underground of the 50s – two different sides by two different artists – both of them great! Side one features stunning work from Sonny Rollins – blowing at a level that matches his early gems for Blue Note, with that razor-sharp tone and sense of timing – and a style that's already beginning to move away from some of the more familiar conventions of bop. Sonny's tracks only include three numbers – but all are worth the price of admission – and feature Rollins on tenor with Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Gil Coggins on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Dennis on drums – on the titles "Like Someone In Love", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "Theme From Pathetique Symphony". Thad Jones really shines on side two – an early demonstration of his conception for a larger group, but done at a level that's looser than some of his big band recordings with Mel Lewis. The group features tremendous tenor from Frank Foster on two tracks that also have piano by Jimmy Jones – and one longer number features Frank Wess instead on tenor, with Henry Coker on trombone and Tommy Flanagan on piano. This lineup performs a longer "Ballad Medley" – while Foster blows on "Lust For Life" and "I Got It Thad & That Ain't Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light age spots, corner bend.)

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Takeshi ShibuyaCook Note (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Octave (Japan), 1977. Used ... $14.99 19.99
A sweet trio set from Japanese pianist Takeshi Shibuya – a player who can sometimes have the angular qualities of the Thelonious Monk generation, but who also rivals some of the warmth of players like Kenny Barron or Tommy Flanagan – especially on their own recordings in Japan! There's a nicely vibrant quality to the way the piano is captured – a bit like the sound of a trio date on Three Blind Mice – and the group features equally strong work on bass from Tamio Kawabata and on drums from Shoichi Miyazawa – both of whom seem to follow Shibuya's lead first, then fall into a groove. Titles include the originals "Cook Out", "My Old Dream", and "Shadow & Shade" – plus versions of "Solider In The Rain", "I Didn't Know About You", and "Ode To A Potato Plant". CD
(2018 Deep Jazz Reality pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Buddy Tate & Claude HopkinsBuddy & Claude (Yes Indeed/Tate-A-Tate) ... CD
Prestige, 1960. Used ... $14.99
2 great sessions pulled from the Swingville catalog of Prestige Records – both of which feature heavy tenor sax from the great Buddy Tate! Yes Indeed was issued under the leadership of pianist Claude Hopkins – and although it's a showcase for his skills on the keys, Buddy Tate also gets in plenty of space as well – blowing with a deep-toned tenor style that's made even better by the slight echo used in the recording! Other players include Emmett Berry on trumpet, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – and tracks include "Is It So", "Yes Indeed", "Willow Weep For Me", "Empty Bed Blues", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". Tate A Tate is a tightly swinging set that makes wonderful use of the tenor sax of Buddy Tate – recorded in a swing-based mode that's very much in the same spirit Verve was using with players of his vintage, but in a style that's slightly rougher around the edges! The whole thing's got a nicely echoing sound that lets Tate's tenor ring out nicely amidst small group backing from Clark Terry on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are a mix of shorter numbers and a few especially nice long ones – and titles include "Groun Hog", "#20 Ladbroke Square", "All Too Soon", and "Snatchin It Back". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellIntroducing Kenny Burrell – The First Blue Note Sessions ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The entirety of Kenny's first 3 sessions for Blue Note together on one 2 disc set. Arguably some of Kenny Burrell's best work! Unlike some of Kenny's other sessions, which hide his guitar in arrangements that are a bit too complicated – this one's a nicely stripped-down album that sets his hollow electric in a group with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Candido on conga. The tracks are nicely laidback, and Kenny hits some nice deep grooves on cuts like "Fugue N Blues", "Takeela", and "Delilah". Plus, the album also includes a totally cool percussion-only track – "Rhythmorama", which is a duet between Kenny Clarke and Candido! This CD adds the entire session to include the album issued as Kenny Burrell Volume 2 which featured Frank Foster's tenor on numbers like "Moten Swin", "Cheeta" and Phinupi. K.B. Blues, an early 10" side that included the title track (with an alternate take also included here), "Nica's Dream" and "Out For Blood" with tenor man Hank Mobley, is also included. CD
(2000 Connoisseur pressing.)

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✨✧ Paul ChambersPaul Chambers Quintet ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – most likely the most hardbop oriented of all Paul Chambers' sessions for Blue Note, and a great little album that has the famous bassist fronting a group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums! Chambers' basslines ring out nice and clear, adding a warm frontline sound to the album that works well with Byrd's young and soulful sound – and creating a unique bass-led sound that's neither gimmicky nor sluggish, but as brash and burning as the best Blue Note sides of the time! Titles include "Four Strings", "Beauteous", "Minor Run Down", and "The Hand Of Love". CD
(Still sealed)
Also available Paul Chambers Quintet ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (2LP 60th Anniversary Edition – 180 gram pressing with bonus tracks) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! Great 2LP version – with a completely new mastering of the record, bonus notes, and a full set of unreleased outtakes and alternates – including "Naima (alt)", "Like Sonny (alt)", "Count Down (alt)", "Syeeda's Song Flute (alt)", "Giant Steps (incomplete alt take 1)", and two more takes of "Giant Steps". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamQuiet Kenny ... LP
New Jazz, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kenny may be quiet, but he's never muted – and the record is far from the sleepy session you might guess from the title! The album's a real standout in the Dorham catalog – a set that let's Kenny's trumpet sparkle beautifully in a quartet that includes piano from Tommy Flanagan, bass from Paul Chambers, and drums from Art Taylor – all bringing their own spirit to the record, but really hanging back in the space to let Dorham's sound dominate the record. Kenny's notes are beautifully shaped throughout – in a mode that has echoes of Clifford Brown's sweetness, but which also speaks with a raspier, earthier tone overall! Titles include 2 key Dorham classics – "Lotus Blossom" and "Blue Spring" – plus "Mack The Knife", "My Ideal", "Blue Friday", and "Old Folks". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamQuiet Kenny (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kenny may be quiet, but he's never muted – and the record is far from the sleepy session you might guess from the title! The album's a real standout in the Dorham catalog – a set that let's Kenny's trumpet sparkle beautifully in a quartet that includes piano from Tommy Flanagan, bass from Paul Chambers, and drums from Art Taylor – all bringing their own spirit to the record, but really hanging back in the space to let Dorham's sound dominate the record. Kenny's notes are beautifully shaped throughout – in a mode that has echoes of Clifford Brown's sweetness, but which also speaks with a raspier, earthier tone overall! Titles include 2 key Dorham classics – "Lotus Blossom" and "Blue Spring" – plus "Mack The Knife", "My Ideal", "Blue Friday", and "Old Folks". CD

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✨✧ Booker ErvinBook Cooks ... CD
Bethlehem, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge – heard to perfection on this great little session, which is equal parts hard swinging soul jazz and dark-tinged early 60s modern! Zoot Sims joins Booker in the front line, and the two of them trade tenor solos throughout on the album's long compositions – grooving with a great sextet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond on the kit! Cuts include "Largo", "The Book Cooks", "The Blue Book", and "Git It". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp inside the booklet.)
Also available Book Cooks (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Art FarmerOut Of The Past ... CD
GRP/Argo, 1960/1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great CD that combines most of the material on Art's two albums for Argo – Art (1960) and Perception (1961). Art is a beautiful album of understated brilliance – one of Farmer's early shifts into the sublime, an easily blown batch of trumpet tracks played with trio backing by Tommy Flanagan, Tommy Williams, and Albert Heath. The tracks are all in the four to five minute range, with Art crafting lyrically soulful lines over the top. Titles include "Who Cares", "Out Of The Past", "Younger Than Springtime", "That Ole Devil Called Love", and "Goodbye Old Girl". Perception is similar, an amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art – playing with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never over the top, with that subtle genius that he was bringing to his work in the 60s – and the choice of material includes Tom McIntosh's great composition "The Day After", plus Art's "Punsu" and "Kayin". One track from each album has been omitted to fit the material on one CD (which is BS, by the way, as the CD is only 64 minutes long!) – but if you can stand having the incomplete versions of the albums, this is a great deal for some rare material! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonGettin' With It ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soul jazz Benny – and very nice! Unlike some of Golson's other, more arranged sessions from the time, this one is a laidback quintet set, with strong emphasis on blowing, which you'll hear plenty of in the album's long open-ended tracks! Golson's tone is always great, but here he hits a deep groove on tenor that will really blow your mind – much more in a Gene Ammons way, but still with touches of the impeccability that makes all his work so great. The rest of the group includes Curtis Fuller, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor – and tracks include "Tippin On Thru", "Bob Hurd's Blues", "Blue Streak", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with RVG stamp and deep groove. Vinyl has some oxidation, and plays with light surface noise – harder to hear in the louder parts. Cover is nice, but has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Joe HendersonPorgy & Bess ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late work from the tenor legend Joe Henderson – his last album for Verve – leading an impeccable core combo and guests through the Gershwins' classic Porgy & Bess! The players including Jon Scofield on guitars, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Stefon Harris on vibes, Dave Holland on bass, Jack Dejohnette on drums, Conrad Herwig on trombone – plus guest vocalists Chaka Kahn on on number and Sting on another. Henderson's take on Porgy & Bess is respectful to the source material, but he makes it his own, a slow rolling, unfussy take on the material that goes over really well. Act I is made up of a brief intro, plus "Summertime", "Here Come De Honeyman/They Pass By Singin" and "My Man's Gone Now", Act II includes "I Got Plenty Of Nothin", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "I Love You Porgy" and more, and Act III wraps it up with "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin Soon For New York" and "Oh Bess, Where Is My Bess". CD

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesBlues For Dracula ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arguably the best album that Philly Joe Jones ever cut as a leader – and a straight ahead set of soulful hardbop tunes played in the company of an excellent group! The set fits with with some of the super-hip soul jazz sides coming out on Riverside and Jazzland during the late 50s – and the sextet on the album features players who also made their mark for the label, like Julian Priester, Johnny Griffin, and Nat Adderley, who play here with Tommy Flanagan and Jimmy Garrison. The interplay between Garrison and Jones is worth the price of the record alone, and Jimmy pushes Philly into territory that's a bit more sophisticated than his usual groove. Tracks are all pretty long – and titles include "Blues For Dracula", "Ow", "Tune Up", and "Fiesta", written by the great Cal Massey! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, SMJ-6055M. Vinyl is great – cover has some light wear, mostly on the back.)

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✨✧ Thad JonesMagnificent Thad Jones Vol 3 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The hardest to find of the great Thad Jones albums for Blue Note! Thad plays in a harder groove than usual, but still with all of his beautiful fragile lyricism – and the album's a masterpiece of control while still opening up in the bold Blue Note mode of the time! The unusual combo here features Benny Powell on trombone, Gigi Gryce on alto, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – a good mix of modernists and straight ahead players who help color the album strongly with their efforts. Excellent stuff, and although the material is largely hardbop, it opens up with a range of colors and emotions that you don't always get from Blue Note. Titles include "Let's", "Thadrack", and "Slipped Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, still in shrink with round obi sticker and insert – BLP 1546)
Also available Magnificent Thad Jones Vol 3 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Booker LittleBooker Little ... CD
Time/Bainbridge, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer from trumpeter Booker Little – one of the last few records that Book cut before his early death, and one of his only ones as a leader! The album features an excellent soulbop quintet with Wynton Kelly and Tommy Flanagan on piano, Scott LaFaro on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – working with that dark, sharp edge that always seemed to characterize Little's sessions – kind of an added fire he always brought to the studio when working as a leader. Little's trumpet has some of those great modern tones he blew with Max Roach – and the album's got some great little tracks like "Bee Tees Minor Plea", "Opening Statement", "Minor Sweet", and "The Grand Valse". Excellent stuff all around – and a record that would have been bigger, had it been issued on a larger label! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryVibratin' (aka Incredible Guitar Of Wes Montgomery) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A repackaged version of Wes' second LP – with a title that's more enticing than the original, The Incredible Guitar Of Wes Montgomery! They're not kidding with that original title, though – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label Orpheum Productions pressing. Cover has light moisture damage at the surface, split seams, and some light stains and a name in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsThere Will Never Be Another You ... LP
ABC, 1965/1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great lost chapter in the career of Sonny Rollins – material recorded live at MOMA in 1965, but unissued until this brief package in the late 70s! The work is right up there with Rollins' best for RCA at the time, and almost feels a bit like his live Village Vanguard material from Blue Note – freewheeling, open, and with that continuously creative style that marks his solo talents at their best! The group's a quartet – with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and either Billy Higgins or Mickey Roker on drums – and tracks are longish, and have that arch mix of modern and traditional modes that we always appreciate in Rollins. Titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "To A Wild Rose", "Three Little Words", and "There Will Never Be Another You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Hidefumi Toki & The Super Jazz TrioCity ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great trans-Pacific meeting of talents – as Japanese reedman Hidefumi Toki works here with the Super Jazz Trio of Tommy Flanagan, Reggie Workman, and Joe Chambers! The set's got the open, flowing sort of sound you'd expect from a Japanese piano trio session of the time – but it's made far greater by the presence of Toki – who works here on both alto and soprano sax at a level that really adds a lot to the record! The alto work is especially great – with sharper notes that cut nicely along the sweeter piano lines of Flanagan, and really deepen the soul of the record. Titles include the great extended number "Children Children", plus other Toki originals that include "Pumpkin Doll", "City", and "Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsRights Of Swing (Music Heritage Society) ... LP
Candid/Musical Heritage Society, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really compelling large group work from Phil Woods – one of his first-ever efforts of its type, and a tremendous session that's filled with solos from a wide array of very hip players! The whole album's built around a 5-part "Rights Of Swing" work penned by Woods – a jazz modern number that's obviously taking off of Stravinsky, but without any classical overtones at all – just jazz-based instrumentation from players who include Benny Bailey on trumpet, Julius Watkins on French horn, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Curtis Fuller on trombone. The horn interplay is wonderful – and the solos are too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s issue.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBoss Tenor (XRCD pressing) ... CD
Prestige/JVC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A soul jazz classic from Gene Ammons – the kind of session that easy made him "boss" on tenor – with a tone and conception that few other players could touch! The set is done in a style that's laidback, but never too loose – bouncing along in that "with conga" style of rhythm that was used strongly at the start of the 60s – with Ray Barretto on percussion, alongside Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The style is nice and echoey – a mode that works well not only here, but on most of the 22 other albums that Ammons went onto record during the next 2 years! Titles include "Close Your Eyes", "Canadian Sunset", "Hittin' The Jug", "Confirmation", and "Blue Ammons". CD
(Out of print XRCD pressing – in a nice hardbound book!)

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✨✧ Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane (XRCD) ... CD
Prestige/JVC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". CD
(Out of print, XRCD pressing in a hardbound book.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonSilver Vibes (Collectors' Series) ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Elvin Jones, Osie Johnson, George Duvivier, John Mackel, Clifton Best, and Tommy Flanagan. Titles include "Skylark", "What's New", "Til You Return", "Blue Moon", "For Better Or Worse" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s CSP Collector's Series issue. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Irv RochlinLine For FP ... CD
Munich/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Irv Rochlin is a pianist that few folks know, and that's a damn shame – because Irv left his American home in the 60s, took up residency in Amsterdam, and became a hell of a great player, and one with a very lyrical tone! You'll hear that quality here in full proportion – as the album's one of Rochlin's overlooked sessions from his days overseas – a record that has a stunning amount of depth, but with a sense of effortless ease – as you might hear from an American player like Kenny Barron or Tommy Flanagan during the same stretch in their careers. The rest of the group is nice, too – with Victor Kahihatu on bass and the great Eric Ineke on drums – great partners for Irv, as he makes his way through tunes that include "West Of Eden", "Beautiful Love", "Blue In Green", "Tenderly", "With A Song In My Heart", and "Line For FP". CD
(Recent Japanese pressing – still sealed with obi!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly THE greatest Sonny Rollins album of the early years – or at least the one that has received the most accolades over the years! The record is a brilliant batch of quartet tracks that reinvents bop through Sonny's complicated, yet seemingly automatic solos – an excellent showcase for his razor-sharp talents for improvisation and invention, played with effortless ease, yet still one of the great bar-setting performances of 50s jazz. The group features Tommy Flanagan, Max Roach, and Doug Watkins – and tunes include an original reading of the perennial Rollins' standard "St. Thomas", plus a great version of "Moritat (Mack The Knife)", and the cuts "Strode Rode" and "Blue 7". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing on black vinyl. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Also available Saxophone Colossus ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Gary VersaceTime Frame ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
If you don't know the talents of Gary Versace on the piano, this is definitely the record to introduce you to his work – as Versace has quietly become one of the most distinct artists on his instrument in recent years – with a very individual quality that's almost impossible to describe in words! At some level, Versace has the angular abilities of a Herbie Nichols or Elmo Hope, but can also deliver these spaced-out chunks of color that almost recall Vince Guaraldi – while also sometimes stepping into the more lyrical territory of a player like Tommy Flanagan. Yet even these bigger names are hardly enough to compare to Versace's individuality – as the album resonates with a freshness that really sets it apart from other trio work of this nature – a quality encouraged by the work of Jay Anderson on bass and Rudy Royston on drums. Titles include "Cold Duck Soup", "Sweet Surprise", "Panda Blue", "Evidently", "One Year From Today", and "Faro". CD

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✨✧ Frank WessLong Road – Southern Comfort/Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me ... CD
Prestige, 1962/1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two great early 60s albums by one of the most unique reed talents ever! Although he also played tenor with the best of his contemporaries, Frank Wess had a firm attachment to the flute, and was one of the first really soulful players on the instrument – setting the stage for later giants of the instrument like Bobbi Humphrey and Hubert Laws. Southern Comfort is one of Frank's best albums from the time, and it features a larger than usual soul jazz combo – one that includes Oliver Nelson on tenor, Albert Aarons on trumpet, George Barrow on baritone, and Tommy Flanagan on piano. Tracks are longish, with a great rolling easy soul jazz groove. Titles include "Blues For Butterball", "Summer Frost", "Gin's Beguine", and "Shufflin". The Yo Ho album features some very nice tenor work from Frank, in addition to the regular flute – and Thad Jones plays trumpet, and Gildo Mahones (always a favorite!) plays piano. Roy Haynes is on drums, giving the whole thing a nice light lyrical feel. Tracks are long – and titles include "The Lizard", "Yo Ho", "Cold Miner", and "The Long Road". CD

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✨✧ Phil WoodsHere's To My Lady ... CD
Chesky, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
With George Mraz on bass, Kenny Washington on drums, and Tommy Flanagan on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, et alNewport Rebels ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic early 60s session for Candid Records – put together by a group that includes Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and a host of other musicians who were working here as "Newport Rebels" – by setting up the Jazz Artists Guild Festival as a protest against the increasingly commercialized Newport date! And for the record, the group definitely live up to their name – really shaking off the easier modes popularized at the Newport festival, and coming across with a style that's much more modern, firey, and righteous! Other artists include Abbey Lincoln on vocals, Booker Little on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eric Dolphy on saxophone, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone – and titles include a great rendition of "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do" – plus the originals "Cliff Walk" by Booker Little, "Mysterious Blues" by Mingus, and "Me & You" by members of the group. CD
Also available Newport Rebels ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy – The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 Live At Montreux 1975 ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Milt Jackson on vibes, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Johnny Griffin on tenors, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Mickey Roker on drums – on titles that include "Lover Come Back To Me", "What's New", and "Cherokee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with insert!)
 
 
 



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