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Victor Assis BrasilEsperanto/Victor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A fantastic double-length set – two full albums of music, essential for any fan of Brazilian jazz – or even jazz in general! First up is Esperanto – an incredible album from one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thinking spirit who really took Brazilian jazz in bold new directions at the time! The record shows Victor absorbing a lot of post-Coltrane influences, and blending them with a tight approach to rhythm – laid down here by Dom Salvador on piano (and organ), Edison Lobo on bass, and Edson Machando on drums. The group is completed by Helio Delmiro on guitar, and Claudio Roditi plays trumpet on one track – but the real highlight is the amazing reed work by Brasil, which is filled with soul and warmth, plus a deep sense of exploration. The whole session was put together by Roberto Quartin in 1970 – and it's still extremely fresh today. Titles include "Children", "Gingerbread Boy", "Senegal", and "Marilia". Next is Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim – a fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit of soprano – on long, stretched out versions of Jobim compositions – often given a bit of modal energy, thanks to the group's strong piano and organ performances by Dom Salvador. The rest of the players are all great, too – Helio Delmiro on guitar, Edson Lobo on bass, and Edison Machado on drums – all players who grew up in the bossa jazz years of the 60s, but who here are set free to explore new territory by producer Roberto Quartin. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Bonita", "Wave", "So Tinha De Ser Come Voce", and "Dindi". CD also features two bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Ao Amigo Quartin" and "Marilla". CD

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Victor Assis BrasilJobim ... CD
Atracao (Brazil), 1970. Used ... $18.99
A fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit of soprano – on long, stretched out versions of Jobim compositions – often given a bit of modal energy, thanks to the group's strong piano and organ performances by Dom Salvador. The rest of the players are all great, too – Helio Delmiro on guitar, Edson Lobo on bass, and Edison Machado on drums – all players who grew up in the bossa jazz years of the 60s, but who here are set free to explore new territory by producer Roberto Quartin. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Bonita", "Wave", "Quartiniana", and "Dindi". CD
(Out of print.)

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Victor Assis BrasilTrajeto ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
A wonderful early album from Victor Assis Brasil – one of Brazil's greatest saxophone players of the 60s and 70s, and an artist with a keen post-Coltrane approach to his work! The album's awash in modally grooving numbers that would have made Coltrane proud – soulfully swinging tunes that bounce along on tight piano, bass, and percussion – as Victor spins out some lean and exploratory lines on alto sax. The album features some nice work by a young Claudio Roditi, and the lineup shifts a bit from track to track – but Brasil's incredible tone and solo work on the alto sax really holds the whole set together, and offers up a new surprise at each track! Titles include "Search For Peace", "Stolen Stuff", "Plexus", and "Summertime". CD

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Victor CaviniJapan ... LP
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements as well! Instrumentation includes koto, wood flute, and lots of percussion – mostly acoustic, and in these little short tunes that do a great job of painting a little scene in sound – served up as a total of 14 "Pictures Of Japan", originally recorded for the Selected Sound library label. LP, Vinyl record album

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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work from Victor Chukwu is so sharp and searing, there's often a bit more edge on some of the tunes than the lighter, brighter notes you'd usually associate with the genre! Plus, the vocals have this nicely echoey vibe – ringing out with a quality that's equally great, whether the lyrics are in English or Igbo – on long titles that include "Akalaka", "Born Throw Away", "Ogbu Mmadu", and "Nwanne Bu Nwanne". Next up is an album that Victor Chukwu did with the Black Irokos group – a set that's even more striking, and almost experimental at times – with all these odd elements played right down near the bottom of the guitar strings, which are then echoed out with effects that make them sound very cool next to the percussion! There's a bit of horns in the mix, but the guitar and offbeat vocals are the main appeal – on the long tracks "Onwu Uwa", "Anya Ukwu", and "Oge Chukwu Ka Nma". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Victor HaynesMy Time Is Here ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Victor Haynes' time has been here for a few years now – as he's really be serving up some great music over the past few releases – but this album's definitely got a positive, confident feel that really lives up to its title – jazzy, upbeat, and rock-solid all the way through! The record's a great example of underground soul that's tight, but very far from commercial – put together with all the classic elements of an old school record, but done with an indie vibe that's nice and lean – and which is very well suited to Victor's vocals and lyrics. There's a jazzy undercurrent throughout – almost a bit of an Incognito vibe, and we mean that in the best way possible – and titles include "Feel", "Sleep Over", "Serious", "Get Back", "My Time Is Here", "Love Will Conquer All", and "Give Me The Reason". CD

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Victor LewisKnow It Today, Know It Tomorrow ... CD
Red (Italy), 1992. Used ... $9.99
Beautifully soulful work from drummer Victor Lewis – and a record that introduced the world to the tremendous tenor talents of Seamus Blake! The set's got a relaxed, flowing vibe that reminds us a lot of some of Lewis' collaborations with Bobby Watson – although Blake's tenor tone gives the record a deeper twist overall – set up beautifully alongside piano from Eduardo Simon and bass from Christian McBride, and also featuring a bit of trumpet and flugelhorn from Eddie Henderson – although honestly, Blake's the real standout horn talent on this date. Lewis wrote most of the tunes himself – somewhat poetic numbers, but with a lot of soul and swing – and titles include "The Loss Of A Moment", "Know It Today Know It Tomorrow", "Between Two Worlds", "The Truce", and "If You Only Knew Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Victor McManemy/Tom DufelmeierLand Of The Free ... LP
Big Crossing, 1983. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Other Dimensions In Music with Fay VictorKaiso Stories ... CD
Silkheart (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Vocalist Fay Victor joins the wonderful group Other Dimensions In Music – for a performance that really helps deepen the sound and knock the whole thing out of the park! Make no mistake, we already love the instrumental side of the group – Roy Campbell on trumpets and other instruments, Daniel Carter on saxes and flute, William Parker on bass, and Charles Downs on drums and percussion – all shifting instruments, and working together in a mode that's very strongly in a legacy that runs from the AACM through the loft jazz generation! But the presence of Victor's voice really adds a whole new layer – contributions from various texts, which are spoken and sung, but in ways that are as unconventional as the music that Campbell and Carter make on their horns. Titles include "An Open Letter", "We Is We Trini", "Saltfish Refried", "Three Friends Advised", "Kitch Goes Home", and "John Gilman Wants Tobacco". CD

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Victor Young/Daniele AmfitheatrofOmar Khayyam/The Mountain ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work from Victor Chukwu is so sharp and searing, there's often a bit more edge on some of the tunes than the lighter, brighter notes you'd usually associate with the genre! Plus, the vocals have this nicely echoey vibe – ringing out with a quality that's equally great, whether the lyrics are in English or Igbo – on long titles that include "Akalaka", "Born Throw Away", "Ogbu Mmadu", and "Nwanne Bu Nwanne". Next up is an album that Victor Chukwu did with the Black Irokos group – a set that's even more striking, and almost experimental at times – with all these odd elements played right down near the bottom of the guitar strings, which are then echoed out with effects that make them sound very cool next to the percussion! There's a bit of horns in the mix, but the guitar and offbeat vocals are the main appeal – on the long tracks "Onwu Uwa", "Anya Ukwu", and "Oge Chukwu Ka Nma". CD
Also available Akalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Victor Feldman Featuring Tom ScottYour Smile ... CD
Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the funkiest album that Victor Feldman ever recorded – a sweet little cooker from early 70s Cali – recorded with some great help from Tom Scott on sax and flute! Victor plays both piano and vibes, and there's a warm funky glow to the whole set – kind of a CTI vibe, but taken a bit more stripped-down and indie too – especially on the cuts with a bit harder edge. Other players include Chuck Domanico on bass and John Guerin on drums – and titles include the killer "Your Smile", plus "Rockavibabe", "Quietly", "I Love Lucy", "Crazy Chicken", "Minor Catastrophe", and "Brazilian Fire". CD

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✨✧ Victor Manuelle20th Anniversary ... CD
Sony, Late 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul DesmondBest Of The Complete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Jim Hall on guitar, Albert Richman on French horn, Gene Bianco and Gloria Agostini on harp, Eugene Wright, Gene Cherico, Milt Hinton, and Percy Heath on bass, and Robert Thomas and Connie Kay on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington The Centennial Edition – The Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927 to 1973 (24CD box set) ... CD
RCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 24CD & Book ... $299.99
An amazing package – decades of work from Duke Ellington, presented here with lots of unreleased tracks as well – the most comprehensive collection of this work that's ever been done! CD
(Out of print. Includes box, individual sleeves, and book, all in nice shape. Barcode has a mark, and back of box and a few edges of the box have some light wear – but overall, everything is very nice.)

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Dizzy GillespieComplete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 30s/1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
43 tracks with Benny Carter on alto, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Chu Berry on tenor, Milt Jackson on vibes, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, Milt Hinton and Ray Brown on bass, and Joe Harris, Kenny Clarke, and Teddy Stewart on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Korngold/LaloViolin Concerto In D/Symphonie Espagnole – Jascha Heifetz/Alfred Wallenstein/Los Angeles Philharmonic/William Steinberg/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1953. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s mono Gold Seal pressing in a barcode cover.)

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✨✧ Michael NesmithDifferent Drum – The Lost RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
That's a country-looking Mike Nesmith on the cover – which is no surprise, as these cuts were all recorded during Nesmith's great early 70s country rock years on RCA – although none of them were issued at the time! Those in the know love Mike's fantastic records with The First National Band – done after his time in The Monkees, at a time when he was really letting his hair down and his songwriting skills flow – to a point where he was joining the hipper country-inspired world of The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds! Those modes are in full flourish here – in a set that features 16 vocal numbers from the RCA years, including many rare alternates – and 8 more instrumentals, which show the wonderful use of pedal steel from Red Rhodes, and some of the other hip players on the sessions. Titles include "American Airman", "Six Days On The Road", and "Circle Sky" – plus rare alternates of "Some Of Shelly's Blues", "Marie's Theme", "Roll With The Flow", "Different Drum", "Tengo Amore", "Dedicated Friend", "Texas Morning", "Rene", "Listen To The Band", and other vocal tunes – some in very different arrangements. Instrumental tunes include "Hollywood", "Tan My Hide", "You Are My One", "Born To Love You", and "Magnolia Simms" – and the set also features a bonus "Loose Salute" radio spot too! CD

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✨✧ Destiny's ChildIndependent Women Part 1 (Maurice's independent man rmx, album, inst, Victor Calderone club mix & drum dub mix) ... 12-inch
Columbia/Sony, 2000. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some peeled spots in back.)

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✨✧ VariousFour-Four Rhythm – Victor Territory Bands Vol 1 – 1928 to 1931 ... CD
Old Masters, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Paul Tremaine And His Orchestra, Henny Hendrickson's Louisville Serenaders, Kay Kyser And His Orchestra, Billy Hays And His Orchestra, Phil Baxter And His Orchestra, Doc Daugherty And His Orchestra, and Tal Henry And His Orchestra. CD
(CDr release.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsBody & Soul – The Complete Victor Recordings 1939 to 1956 Master Takes ... CD
Victor/Definitive (Spain), Late 30s/1940s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
50 songs, featuring Benny Carter, Fats Navarro, Jay Jay Johnson, Charlie Shavers, Hank Jones and Max Roach. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBest Of The Complete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some of the finest work Sonny Rollins ever recorded – done in a number of different styles, but always the height of brilliance! Includes 11 tracks pulled from the larger 6 CD set and showcase Rollins at his best. CD

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongComplete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 to 1966 (7CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 7CD ... Out Of Stock
A stunning overview of these two key slices of work from Louis Armstrong – material recorded for RCA Records in the mid 40s, and then his huge Columbia Records comeback sides in the 50s – the latter of which is presented here with a huge amount of unissued material and alternate tracks! The RCA work starts out the set – 78rpm material that includes both larger groups and small combos – including his All Stars and Hot Seven groups, as well as a 1946 Esquire Award Winners session. Columbia material begins in 1954 – and returns to some key all-star groups with some of Louie's best sidemen of the decade – on sessions supervised by George Avakian and Teo Macero, each of whom bring out a different quality in Armstrong's talents. In addition to all the 78rpm singles and unissued tracks, the sessions also feature material that appeared on the records Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy, Satch Plays Fats, The Real Ambassadors, Louis Armstrong Plays The Blues, and the unusual Book Of The Month Club album set of Rare & Unreleased performances. The set features a massive 141 tracks in all – and one of the biggest booklets of notes we've ever seen with a Mosaic set! CD
(Limited to 3500 copies.)

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✨✧ VariousEdo Funk Explosion Vol 1 – Akaba Man/Sir Victor Uwaifo/Osayomore Joseph ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
They certainly got the "explosion" in the title right – as these tracks leap right out of the groove from the very first note – very heavy on percussion, and with a much starker, funkier sound than some other West African work from the early 80s! The tracks are all from the Edo region of Nigeria – a scene that was still hanging on to some of the leaner modes of the early 70s, while some of the work in Lagos was getting a bit more polished up – with a result that means that the drums are front and center in all these cuts, even when more modern instrumentation is being used – which makes for some highly rhythmic grooves that also earn the "funk" in the title too! As always with Analog Africa, the set list and notes are superb – and this package has a tighter scope than some of their others, as it focuses on the work of three main artists from Benin City – with titles that include "Africa Is My Root", "Who No Man", "Ororo No De Fade", and "My Name Is Money" by Osayomore Joseph; "Ta Gha Husimwen", "Popular Side", "Ta Ghi Rare", and "Ogbov Omwan" by Akaba Man; and "Aibalegbe", "Oviemama", "Skpaide No 2", and "Iranm Iran" by Sir Victor Owaifo. CD
 
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BrainticketCelestial Ocean (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Victor/Lilith (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
Really heady work from Brainticket – a Swiss trio, and one who serve up this masterpiece at a level that rivals the best Krautrock work of the time! There's a very heady quality to many of the tunes – not full-on jamming, but instead this really compelling use of instrumental elements – keyboards, guitars, woodwinds, electronics, and other bits – but all given this sonic intensity that makes the individual pieces nice and crisp, not buried in the mix! The drums are hard and heavy, too – really driving – and there's a production perfection here that may well rival the sonic intensity of the 666 album by Aphrodite's Child. Titles include "Egyptian Kings", "Jardins", "Rainbow", "Era Of Technology", "The Space Between", and "Cosmic Winds". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy DorseyTurn Off The Moon/Jammin' ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1937. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker and some marker.)

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Duke EllingtonTake The A Train/Sidewalks Of New York ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(PLEASE NOTE: Record has a hairline crack.)

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Duke Ellington & His Famous OrchestraI Got It Bad & That Ain't Good/Chocolate Shake ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small Denison label.)

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Tal FarlowReturn Of Tal Farlow/1969 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige/Victor (Japan), 1969. Used ... $18.99
A great little return to form for Tal Farlow – his first recording in a decade, and a rare Prestige side that features a groovy quartet with John Scully on piano, Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums. There's a different vibe here than Tal's work for Verve – a bit more open, but still with that great Farlow tone that was always one of the greatest jazz guitar sounds of the 50s. The tracks include "Straight No Chaser", "Darn That Dream", "Summertime", "Sometime Ago", "I'll Remember April", "My Romance", and "Crazy, She Calls Me". Farlow did not record again until 1976! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Frank Ferera & John PaaluhiPearl Of Hawaii/Love Dream Of Lula Lu ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1925. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels are stained.)

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✨✧ Benny Goodman/Tommy Dorsey/Bunny Berigan/Fats WallSymposium Of Swing (4 x 12 inch 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 40s. Near Mint- 4 x 12 inch 78 rpm album ... Just Sold Out!
Includes "Sing Sing Sing" by Benny Goodman, "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Blue Turning Grey Over You" by Fats Waller & His Rhythm, "Stop Look & Listen" and "Beal Street Blues" by Tommy Dorsey, and "Prisoner's Song" and "I Can't Get Started" by Bunny Berigan. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Includes original booklet. Album cover has a small split on the top left corner and some light edge wear.)

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Lionel HamptonCharlie Was A Sailor/Martin On Ever Block ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1940. Very Good ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has stickers on both sides.)

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Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba BandArtist's Life Waltz/American Airs Medley (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1916. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels are faded.)

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Lewis James/Charles HarrisonFor The Sake Of Auld Lang Syne/Call Me Back, Pal O Mine ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1923. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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King OliverSt James Infirmary/When You're Smiling ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1930. Very Good ... $24.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Satoru ShionoyaEartheory ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2007. Used ... $14.99
Features Satoru Shionoya on piano, Yosuke Inoue on bass, and Hideo Yamaki on drums. Tracks include "Morning Bliss", "Deep Affection", "In A Driving Rain", "Spanish Waltz", and "Hard Cookie Dance". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Soil & Pimp SessionsEssence Of Soil (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
Maybe the greatest record we've heard so far from this Japanese jazz group – a combo we've been loving for many years, and who really seem to have unlocked some more spiritual currents in their music for this release! In the past, Soil & Pimp were often focused most strongly on the rhythms, and let their jazz soloing follow that pace – but here, they open things up with gentler, more modal elements – really letting the tunes build and find their way, and topping them off with excellent solos on trumpet, tenor, and piano! There's none of the more bombastic modes of the past, and instead these guys are at their most jazz-based to date – really getting us ready for more great records of this nature to come. The set features versions of "Inner Glimpse", "Love Supreme (part 2)", "Kitty Bey", "Soulful", "Silence", and "My Favorite Things" – all great! CD

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✨✧ Anibal Troilo & Francisco FiorentinoCon Toda La Voz Que Tengo ... LP
Victor (Argentina), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Uruguayan pressing with deep groove.)

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Tropical Jazz Big BandLive In Yokohama ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1998. Used ... $14.99
Contemporary big band sounds with a latin twist. Tracks include "Sky Dive", "Fiesta A La King", "Mambo Inn", "Tune Up", "Squib Cakes", and "Mambo Medley". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sadao Watanabe & Charlie MarianoNabesada & Charlie (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Victor (Japan), Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $39.99
A rare look at a little-known chapter in the career of Charlie Mariano – recordings made while living in Japan in the late 60s, done in the company of up-and-coming Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe! The pair seem perfectly matched here – no surprise, given that both players are ones that come from a mainstream background, but who can also bring in earthier, more primal tones to their instruments. And while the tracks in the set are mostly familiar 60s standards and soul jazz tunes, the interplay between the reeds is really tremendous – dipping, turning, and carving out notes with sharp edges and unusual turns that take the record way past the obvious. Many of the tunes have a bossa groove at the base – in keeping with Watanabe's Brazilian-influenced sound of the era – but the presence of Mariano makes the record sound a fair bit different as well! Titles include "One Note Samba", "Work Song", "Goin Home", "On The Trail", "Comin' Home Baby", "Black Orpheus", and "Lord Don't Let Them Drop that Atomic Bomb On Me". A landmark in Japanese jazz – issued here in the US pressing from the late 70s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese gatefold pressing!)

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Paul Whiteman, Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy CarmichaelAll Star Album Presenting The Original Pioneers Of Swing – Dedicated To The Memory Of Bix Beiderbecke (6 x 78 rpm) ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 30s. Very Good+ 6 x 78 rpm ... $84.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen. Booklet cover has a split and missing spine and a few traces of tape on the front.)

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VariousBlues – Storia Del Jazz ... LP
RCA/Victor, Late 30s/1940s/1950s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Includes selections by The All Star Band, Sleepy John Estes, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Maxine Sullivan, Red Norvo, and Lee Wiley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Italian pressing with deep groove, includes the lined RCA Italiana inner sleeve. Cover has gloss wrinkles across the front, some surface wear, and a half split top seam.)

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VariousIn From The Storm – The Music Of Jimi Hendrix ... CD
RCA/Victor, 1995. Used ... $3.99
Features Carlos Santana, Brian May, Sting, John McLaughlin, Taj Mahal, Buddy Miles, Bootsy Collins, Tony Williams, and many others! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousTango Argentino Vol 2 ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Includes selections by the orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Rita Morales, Angel Vargas, Nicolas D'Allesandro, Angel Dominguez, Florindo Sassone, Carlos Figari, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Don FriedmanCircle Waltz (XRCD pressing) ... CD
Riverside/Victor (Japan), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set from Friedman – a vastly underrated pianist who's working here as a bright young modernist in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. The tracks have a freedom that reminds us a lot of Bill Evans' early work, with a warm lyricism that never gets too hokey – yet isn't afraid to show itself in Friedman's original compositions. Titles include "Sea's Breeze", "Loves Parting", "Modes Pivoting", and "Circle Waltz". CD
(Out of print, XRCD pressing in a hardbound book.)

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✨✧ Red GarlandGroovy (XRCD pressing) ... CD
Prestige/Victor (Japan), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Long tracks and plenty of room to move around – a perfect setting for the classic sound of the Red Garland Trio on Prestige! Despite the title, the album's not so much groovy as it is lyrically beautiful and filled with sensitivity – a key bridge between piano players of the mainstream in the years before Garland, and some of the bigger, bolder names that would rise up during the 60s soul jazz years. Rhythm is by Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the longer tracks give Chambers plenty of room to express his unique talents on the bass. Titles include "Gone Again", "Hey Now", "Will You Still Be Mine", "What Can I Say Dear", and "C-Jam Blues". CD
(Out of print, XRCD pressing in a hardbound book.)
Also available Groovy ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ King OliverSweet Like This/I Want You Just Myself ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1929. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label have a small number in white marker.)

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✨✧ Frank Morgan with Cedar WaltonEasy Living (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great date from the later revival years of altoist Frank Morgan – thanks to a warm performance from the Cedar Walton trio! One of the great things about late Morgan is the way in which he's able to really fit himself into different settings – still holding onto his soulful roots, but also fluidly picking up the best elements of the groups he works with – such as the rich tones and soaring styles that Walton brings to this session! Cedar's piano always sounds great with a horn, and the warmth in Morgan's alto is quite a different match than some of Walton's tenor-driven sessions – and bassist Tony Dumas and drummer Billy Higgins keep things in just the right subtle side of the spectrum to fit the mood. Titles include "The Rubber Man", "Yes & No", "Manha De Carnaval", "Now's The Time", "Three Flowers", and "Third Street Blues". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornHarlem Blues (XRCD2 pressing) ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later issue of material recorded in the late 60s by Phineas for Contempoary – tunes from the sessions for the album Please Send Me Someone To Love, but which didn't make the cut at the time – and are here issued a decade after the original recordings! The group on the set features Ray Brown on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – a slightly strange lineup for the record, given that Phineas is exploring the keys in a relatively traditional mode – a format that works well with the round, careful tones of Brown, but which is sometimes oddly punctuated by Jones' more forceful drum work. Titles include "Harlem Blues", "Sweet & Lovely", "Little Girl Blue", "Stella By Starlight", and "Ray's Idea". CD
(Out of print, XRCD pressing in a hardbound book.)

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✨✧ Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is wonderful – a bit more upbeat and swinging than some of Yamamoto's other records, as Nobuo Hara leads the larger group with a totally cool sound – which makes the flute lines a sweet exotic touch over straightforward, soul-drenched, big band jazz! We might even link the sound to some of Dorothy Ashby's grooviest albums for Chess/Cadet – although with flute, instead of harp – and titles include "Komoro Mago-Uta", "Soma Bon-Uta", "Kokirio Bushi", "Sado Okesa", "Tairyo Utaikomi", and "Kuroda-Bushi". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tommy DorseyWithout A Song/Deep River (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1943. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonCreole Rhapsody (parts 1 & 2) (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1932. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ King Oliver & His OrchestraPassing Time With Me/What's The Use Of Living Without Love ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1930. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonI Don't Know What Kind Of Blues I Got/Are You Sticking? ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Richard PineRichard Pine Live At Ballantine's ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A live date – one that features Richard Pine on alto and baritone, working with a Japanese group in Tokyo – Kenichi Yoshida on piano, Yukinori Narushige on bass, and Tadao Shimada on drums – plus vocals from Junko Mine on one track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Front and back covers appear to have been signed by the artists.)

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✨✧ Sadao WatanabeSadao 2019 – Live At Blue Note Tokyo ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We've loved saxophonist Sadao Watanabe for many years, through many different styles, and he's still sounding wonderful after all his decades in music – playing live in a laidback quartet setting, in a performance that's very heavy on his own compositions too! The backing is top-shelf, but nicely understated – Russell Ferrante on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – moving with a gentle swing, but really letting Sadao take the lead on alto sax – blowing soulful, well-crafted solos of the sort that you'd maybe be more likely to hear on this sort of session from a tenor. Titles include "Warm Days Ahead", "Butterfly", "Plum Island", "Tembea", "Waiting Song", and "Early Spring". CD
 
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Cannonball Adderley74 Miles Away/Walk Tall ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A stone classic from Cannonball Adderley – and a pivotal set that has him continuing the live recording setting of some of his best 60s albums, while also stretching forward to some of the more inventive ideas of the latter part of the decade! David Axelrod produced, and the album's definitely got his ear firmly in place – a great way of bringing together the album's hip instrumentation – Cannon's alto, Nat Adderley's cornet, and the wicked electric piano of Joe Zawinul – played here in a style that would go onto have a huge influence on countless other musicians on the instrument. Rhythm is by Victor Gaskin on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums – and as with other Axelrod live albums, there's some great spoken bits left in the mix – Cannon's charming conversation with the audience, which really opens up the tunes. Titles include the 2 title hits – "Walk Tall" and "74 Miles Away" – plus "I Remember Bird", "Oh Babe", and "Do Do Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a name in marker.)

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Azambuja & CiaAzambuja & Cia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 26.98
A record with an unusual source, but a sound that puts it right up there with some of the most heavenly rare Brazilian albums of the 70s – served up here in a folksy, jazzy mix of acoustic and electric elements – all with help from heavyweights who include Victor Assis Brasil, Mauricio Einhorn, Durval Ferreira, and the Azymuth trio! The songs are based around creations by a Brazilian comedy duo, but they hardly sound anything like that at all – as they're easy-going, mellow-grooving, and have these vocals that flow beautifully amidst percussion, guitar, and keyboards! There are two monologue tracks in Portuguese – both with audience laughter – but all other tracks are sung, and delivered with some wonderful arrangements by Jose Roberto Bertrami and Jose Menezes. Titles include "Negra Brecho", "Ao Billilico", "Tema Do Azambuja", "A Turma", "Verde", "Maristela", and "O Poste Da Rua Jorge De Lima". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, & OthersBefore Columbus Foundation ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A hip batch of underground poetry tracks – collected together by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the works of African-American and Native American artists! Despite the 1980 date, the collection has a feel that's similar to earlier righteous poetry albums on the Folkways label – proof that the flames were still burning strong in the underground, even though artists such as these weren't getting as much mainstream attention at the end of the 70s! Most readings are recorded live, with a relatively spare, stark sound – and performances include "Dope" by Amiri Baraka, "St Louis Woman" by Ishmael Reed, "For The Poets" by Jayne Cortez, "Bark Is What Us Dogs Do" by David Meltzer, "Flipochinos, Being Your Woman, & Pacific Lover" by Cyn Zarco, and "Artist/Art This" by Victor Hernandez Cruz. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Kenny BarronLive At Fat Tuesdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Soulful genius from Kenny Barron – an excellent quintet outing from the late 80s, and one that really benefits from the presence of horns added to the trio! Kenny's work on piano is always great – and his sense of scope, soul, and timing are presented perfectly here – but what we really appreciate is the way that Eddie Henderson's trumpet and John Stubblefield's tenor flesh out the longer tunes on the set, and bring in even more colors that Barron's own writing and performance. The rest of the quintet features Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums – and tracks include the great originals "Lunacy", "518", and "Sand Dune" – plus "There Is No Greater Love" and "Misterioso". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Kenny BarronQuickstep ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that shows the maturity Barron was hitting as both a leader and a player at the time – a fierce, focused power that really brings together a great quintet here – with John Stubblefield on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The record's the sort that we treasure more and more over the years, and feel like we never appreciated fully at the time – and titles include "Hindsight", "Quickstep", "Big Girls", "Here & There", "Once Upon A Time", and "I Wanted To Say". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Seamus BlakeEchonomics ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1999. Used ... $9.99
Features Seamus Blake on tenor sax, David Kikoski on piano, Ed Howard on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small promotional sticker and a small cut corner.)

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Carla BleyVery Big Carla Bley Band ... CD
Watt, 1990. Used ... $11.99
Players include Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow, Lew Soloff, Gary Valente, Victor Lewis, and Wolfgang Puschnig. CD
(Out of print.)

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James CarterGardenias for Lady Day ... CD
Columbia, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Features John Hicks on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ James CarterPresent Tense ... CD
EmArcy, 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bold work from saxophonist James Carter – soulful one minute, modern the next – and definitely the sort of session that shows the full range of his mighty powers! Carter's possibly best known for his work on tenor, but the date also has him playing flute, baritone, soprano, and bass clarinet – all in ways that really shifts the mood of the record from track to track, yet never with a too-schizophrenic feel. Producer Michael Cuscuna's got a great ear for the most classic tones in Carter's horn – or horns – and the other players here include Dwight Adams on trumpet, DD Jackson on piano, Rodney Jones on guitar, and Victor Lewis on bass. Titles include "Bro Dolphy", "Sussa Nita", "Rapid Shave", "Bossa JC", "Tenderly", "Hymn Of The Orient", "Shadowy Sands", and "Dodo's Bounce". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. Used ... $4.99
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – a wonderful exploration of ideas that Miles had been putting forth on some other albums for Columbia, but crafted here with a vision that's apparent in the very first note – and which transforms both the tunes and the work of the players into a focused, near-perfect sound all the way through. Titles include "So Near So Far", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Joshua", and "Basin Street Blues" – which even sounds great in this setting! CD

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. Used ... $5.99
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – a wonderful exploration of ideas that Miles had been putting forth on some other albums for Columbia, but crafted here with a vision that's apparent in the very first note – and which transforms both the tunes and the work of the players into a focused, near-perfect sound all the way through. Titles include "So Near So Far", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Joshua", and "Basin Street Blues" – which even sounds great in this setting! CD also features bonus tracks "So Near So Far (alternate)" and "Summer Night". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a bit of a Nigerian impulse – especially as William Onyeabor acted as remixing engineer on the set, a presence that you can definitely hear in the way that some of the keyboards come across! Tunes are shorter and more focused than any of Onyeabor's work, though – with a great glow on both the groovers and few mellow moments – titles that include "Justice", "Music Makes You Move", "Music Lovers", "My Love Is For You", "Keep On Trying", "No One's Gonna Live Forever", and "Let Your Body Move". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy DorseyChronological Tommy Dorsey – 1935 to 1936 ... CD
Classics (France), 1935/1936. Used ... $9.99
Victor recordings featuring Johnny van Eps, Dave Tough, Sid Weiss, Max Kaminsky, and vocalist Edythe Wright CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonIn A Mellotone ... CD
RCA, 1940. Used ... $6.99
A 50s LP that showcases Duke's early 40s sides for the Bluebird/Victor label – including early versions of formative compositions, featuring players like Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, and Ray Nance. Titles include "Take The A Train", "Portrait Of Bert Williams", "Rumpus In Richmond", "Rocks In My Bed", "Sepia Panorama", "Flaming Sword", "Perdido", and "Blue Serge". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Joseito FernandezGuajira Guantanamera ... LP
Areito, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Titles include "Guarijra Guantanamera", "A Primera Vista", "De Tumbao", "Demuestrame Tu", "No Me Vonviene", " Son Candela" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese Victor promo pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age on back.)

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Chico Freeman & Arthur BlytheLuminous – Recorded Live At Ronnie Scott's Club ... CD
Ronnie Scotts (UK), 1989. Used ... $11.99
A great pairing of these two inventive reedmen – recorded in wonderfully warm company at Ronnie Scott's in London, with a fluid, open feel that marks the album as a standout in the 80s work of both players! Freeman's on tenor and soprano, and Blythe is on alto sax – and together, they blow these interwoven lines at the start of most tracks – then break out in free-thinking, soul drenched solos – urged on by the rhythmic work of John Hicks on piano, Donald Pate on bass, Norman Hedman on percussion, and Victor Jones on drums. Hicks brings in a lyrical touch that seems to shape the work of both players – and titles include "Naima's Love Song", "Avotja", "Footprints", "Luminous", and "You Are Too Beautiful". CD
(Out of print and still sealed. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Onaje Allan GumbsThat Special Part Of Me ... LP
MCA/Zebra, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
With Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano and synthesizers, Anthony Cox on bass, Roger Byam on soprano sax, Andres Laprida on guitar, Victor Lewis on drums, and Don Alias on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and radio station notes in pen and marker on front.)

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Harmonious WailAirborne ... CD
Bufflehead, 1993. Used ... $3.99
Jeff Eckels and Tine Asmundsen on bass, Dave Gibbs on bass clarinet and clarinet, Orlando Cabrera on bongos and triangle, Victor Delorenzo on drums, Ann Frioli on flute, Doug Brown on guitar and vocals, Sims Delaney-Potthoff on mandolin and vocals, Mark Kreitzer on rhythm guitar, Jon J Vriesacker on violin, and Maggie Delaney-Potthoff on vocals. CD

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Eddie HendersonSo What ... CD
Columbia/Eighty Eights, 2002. Used ... $9.99
One of the most beautiful Eddie Henderson albums we've heard in years – a richly modal session with lots of classic influences, recorded beautifully, and with a feel that will make it a real standout! The set list includes some killer jazz standards – like Wayne Shorter's "Prince Of Darkness" and "Footprints", Miles Davis' "So What" and "All Blues", and Monk's "Well You Needn't" and "Round Midnight" – not to mention great versions of "Green Dolphin Street", and "Old Folks". And even though the tunes are classics, they're played with the fresh modernism of the mid 60s Miles Davis quintet – a style that's got angular edges, but also some deeply soulful moments – played with elegance by a group that includes Bob Berg on tenor, Dave Kikoshi on piano, Ed Howard on bass, and Billy Hart and Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print. Punch through barcode.)

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Jazzmeia HornLove & Liberation ... CD
Concord, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
We really loved Jazzmeia Horn on her debut, but this time around she really knocks it out of the park – to a point where we're ready to list her among our top few favorite jazz vocalists – a short list that includes Betty Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Shirley Horn! We're not easy with praise like that – but in this case, it's very well-deserved – as the record is one of those jazz vocal sets that comes along once in a blue moon – all original material by the singer, handled with a soulful, soaring style that's made even better by the small combo on the set – a great group that features Victor Gould on piano, Stacy Dillard on tenor, Josh Evans on trumpet, Jamison Ross on drums, and Ben Williams on bass. Horn's got an ability to both deliver a straight lyric with just the right mix of soul and emotion, and take off on jazz-styled flights as well – and her sense of inflection is amazing – at once very old school, like few "jazz" singers can do these days – but also instantly personal and contemporary. Titles include "Free Your Mind", "Out The Window", "Only You", "When I Say", "Legs & Arms", "Reflections Of My Heart", and "I Thought About You". CD

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Cosmo Intini Jazz SetMy Favourite Roots ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic work from pianist Cosmo Intini – a great player in his own right, but one who also really seems to create some special magic with key players in his group – a lineup here that features some especially great sounds from saxophonist Gary Bartz, on a record that may well be one of his best from the time! Bartz is on fire throughout – really delivering some great solos on both alto and soprano sax – and the group also features excellent contributions from trumpeter Paolo Fresu, who seems to match Gary's spirit, depending on the tune. Other players include the always-great Victor Lewis on bass and Carroll Dashiell on bass – on titles that include "Powerful Warrior", "Fatherly Love", "Steps", "Round Midnight", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter ... CD
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". CD
Also available Music Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP 34.99

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – very nicely done!)
Also available Music Of Wayne Shorter ... CD 15.99

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Barney KesselBarney Kessel Plays Carmen ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
An odd choice for material, but a surprisingly nice record – and just the kind of session needed to break Barney Kessel out of some of his too-familiar trio modes of the 50s! The record here features jazz takes on tunes from the opera Carmen – in case you didn't figure that out from the title – all adapted by Barney himself, on charts that feature Buddy Collette on flute, Ray Linn on trumpet, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Andre Previn on piano – a lineup that helps keep things creative and playful without sounding too gimmicky. Titles include "Free As A Bird", "If You Dig Me", "A Pad On The Edge Of Town", "The Gypsy's Hip", and "Carmen's Cool". CD
(Out of print.)

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Furry LewisWalter Furry Lewis Collection – 1927 to 1961 ... CD
Acrobat (UK), Late 20s/Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
Collects Victor and Vocalion sides from the late 20s plus Folkways and Bluesville sessions from 1959 and 1961 – 46 tracks in all. CD
(CDr pressing.)

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Emi MakabeAnniversary ... CD
Greenleaf, 2020. New Copy ... $7.99 13.99
A vocal jazz session, but one with a very different flavor than usual – given that Emi Makabe plays the Japanese stringed instrument shamisen, and also sings most of the lyrics in Japanese! The rest of the group is unusual, too – as the quartet features Victor Goncalves alternating between piano and accordion, and Kenny Wollesen alternating between drums and vibes – mixed with the bass of Thomas Morgan, in a way that creates a wonderfully fluid sense of tone and color throughout the set. Titles include "Joy", "Moon & I", "Mielcke", "Rino", "I Saw The Light", "Flash", and "Treeing". CD
Also available Anniversary ... CD 9.99

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Emi MakabeAnniversary ... CD
Greenleaf, 2020. Used ... $9.99
A vocal jazz session, but one with a very different flavor than usual – given that Emi Makabe plays the Japanese stringed instrument shamisen, and also sings most of the lyrics in Japanese! The rest of the group is unusual, too – as the quartet features Victor Goncalves alternating between piano and accordion, and Kenny Wollesen alternating between drums and vibes – mixed with the bass of Thomas Morgan, in a way that creates a wonderfully fluid sense of tone and color throughout the set. Titles include "Joy", "Moon & I", "Mielcke", "Rino", "I Saw The Light", "Flash", and "Treeing". CD
Also available Anniversary ... CD 7.99

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Shelly ManneBest Of Shelly Manne ... CD
Contemporary, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
With Monty Budwig, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, Curtis Counce, Bob Enevoldsen, Victor Feldman, Russ Freeman, Jimmy Giuffre, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Mariano, Red Mitchell, Marty Paich, Art Pepper, Andre Previn, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Leroy Vinnegar, Stu Williamson, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic hardbop from the west coast – a set of live recordings done at the Black Hawk jazz club in San Francisco at the end of the 50s, featuring Shelly Manne at the head of a group that includes the great Joe Gordon on trumpet! Tracks are longer, livelier, and have a lot more solo room and spontaneity than Manne's usual albums from the time – and the rest of the group include Richie Kamuca on tenor sax, Victor Feldman on piano, and Monty Budwig on bass. Tracks on this first volume include "Summertime", "Our Delight", "Poinciana", "Blue Daniel", and "Theme From A Gem From Tiffany". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing – pre-OJC. Cover has a "now available again" sticker on the front.)

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Hugh MasekelaLive In Lesotho ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
It's a strange thing to see Hugh Masekela sitting on a horse, out in a field – and the cover hardly gets at the energy that's going on inside – since the album features a full, funky live performance from the famous trumpeter – at a time when his group included piano and keyboards from the great Don Blackman! The style's a blend of funk with some of Hugh's older South African styles – served up on very long tracks that have Masekela singing a fair bit too, but with ample solo space for solos from great musicians who include Rene McLean on alto and tenor, and Victor Bailey on bass. Blackman did all the arrangements with Hugh, and you can really hear his sophisticated touch – on titles that include "Sister Fania", "Healing Song", "Stimela", "Part Of A Whole", "Ashiko", and "Ha Le Se Le Li Khanna". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time! If you only know the later, famous Wes Montgomery with bigger charts, you'll be surprised to hear him here in a cooking little combo – the kind of group that made Mel Rhyne a local Hammond hero in Indy, although it seemed to take decades for him to get any sort of larger recognition. The groove is straight and simple, but the real charm is Wes' chromatic lines on guitar – already quite distinctive among his contemporaries, and allowed ample room to express their voice in this setting. Titles include "Ecorah", "Missile Blues", "Too Late Now", "Jingles", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – Victor VIJ 144.)

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Lee MorganRumproller (SHMCD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99 About August 18, 2021
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. CD
(Limited edition SHM-CD pressing!)

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Lee MorganSixth Sense (SHMCD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $18.99 About August 18, 2021
Beautiful late work from Lee Morgan! The last five years of Lee's life saw him really stretching out to do some fantastic writing, playing, and leading – and this record stands today as one of the best examples of that period – a pure act of genius, with a sound that really takes off from Lee's earlier Blue Note albums. The styles are a unique blend of soulful hardbop and the more stretched-out spiritualism that would later emerge in the early 70s soul jazz scene – and players include the lesser-known Frank Mitchell on tenor, plus Jackie McLean on alto, Cedar Walton on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last of whom provides an amazingly lyrical approach to rhythm, the sort that was key to some of Lee Morgan's best work of the time! Titles include "Afreaka", "Short Count", "The Cry Of My People", "Anti Climax", and "Psychedelic". CD features the bonus track "Leebop", "Mickey's Tune", and "Extemporaneous". CD
(Limited edition SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Alphonse MouzonMan Incognito ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A monstrous bit of jazz funk from drummer Alphonse Mouzon – spacey tracks in a choppy style that reminds us a bit of some of the best European fusion albums from the period, but with a harder groove overall! Mini Moog and ARP trip out the sound throughout, but the underlying rhythms are nice and heavy. Lee Ritenour's on guitar, and he gets a lot of play on the record – but the main groove is Alphonse's heavy funky snakefoot! Al's drums and percussion are furiously frenetic, and he also plays a lot of keyboards – and other players include Tom Scott on tenor, Dave Grusin on clavinet, Victor Feldman on bongos and congas, and Charles Meeks on bass. A few tracks have vocals – by Marty McCall, Jackie Ward, and Caroline Willis – as well as Alphonse himself and the album's also got two very nice break-oriented tracks – "Snake Walk" and "New York City" – both with nice hard drums! Titles include a number of other good fusion groovers, like "Without A Reason", "Just Like the Sun", "Before You Leave", "Just Like The Sun", and "Mouzon Moves On". CD

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Ronald MuldrowYesterdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet set of organ jazz on Enja Records – a label that normally never embraces the Hammond this strongly, but does a really great job on this overlooked gem! The group's led by guitarist Ronald Muldrow, and features organ work by Mel Rhyne – that legendary Indianapolis player who was just beginning to open up a strong second chapter of his career during this generation – really sounding great, and every bit as important to the sound of the record as Muldrow's guitar! Ron plays with a nice sense of color, and phrasing that occasionally rivals that of one of Rhyne's hometown contemporaries from years back – and Victor Campbell provides some nicely snapping drums to keep the whole thing moving along. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Sham Time", "Yesterdays", "Grooving High", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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David MurrayLucky Four ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99
A gentler set than some of David Murray's other US dates from the time – but in a really great way that nicely gets at the more sensitive side of his work on tenor and bass clarinet! There's a bit of a hardbop groove to the album, but also a bit more freedom too – a style that never goes that far out, but which reminds us through subtle cues that most of these players have a longer legacy in more avant-oriented work. The group features Dave Burrell on piano, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – and Burrell especially echoes a range of influences here – almost pulling from older eras of jazz in the way that Jaki Byard used to – an approach that's often echoed by Murray in his horn. Titles include "Valley Talk", "Chazz", "As I Woke", "Abel's Blissed Out Blues", "Sharing", and "As I Woke". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Sammy NesticoDark Orchid ... LP
Dark Orchid, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Notable sidemen include Bud Shank on alto sax, Victor Feldman on Fender Rhodes, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Louis Bellson on drums, and Pete Christlieb on tenor sax. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Angel OntalvaMundo Flotante ... CD
OctoberXart (Spain), 2012. Used ... $8.99
Angel Ontalva on guitar, Fran Mangas on saxophone, Victor Rodriguez on keyboards, Amanda Pazos Cosse on bass, and Toni Mangas on drums. CD

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Orkest De VolhardingOrkest De Volharding (1985) ... LP
De Volharding/Donemus (Netherlands), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Dil Engelhard, Bob Driessen Mariette Rouppe van der Voort, Ab Baars, Louis Lanzing, Ad Gruter, Reijer Dorresteijn, Wim Timmermans, Willem van Manen, Victor Muller, Hans Visser, Pieter Smithuysen, and Cees van Zeeland. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on front and is lightly bent at the spine.)

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Ferdinand Povel, Wim Overgaauw, Ruud Pronk, etcBeboppin ... LP
Limetree (Denmark), 1983. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Ferdinand Povel's one of those players we never seem to get enough of – a tenorist who may not be one of the bigger stars on the European scene, but one who always finds a way to serve up something special! Povel's got a nice edge in his horn at times – a mode that's always inside, but often sharply spoken – even when he's going for some mellower moments too – a bit of old school bite in the way he approaches the reed, maybe – and a definite sense of attack that really comes on when he's in a more swinging mode! The group here has some great guitar from Wim Overgaauw, whose ringing tones bring a bright balance between Povel's horn and the piano of Frans Elsen – and the rest of the group features Victor Kaihatu on bass and Ruud Pronk on drums. Titles include "Off Minor", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Beboppin", "Deception", "Nobody Else But Me", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wade RayDid I Do Wrong/That Love Makin Melody ... 78 RPM
RCA, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original RCA Victor Records sleeve!)

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Sonny RollinsBridge ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1962. Used ... $5.99
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowing late 50s sessions might not expect the album to work – but instead, it sets up his playing in a whole new mode that brings out a leaner, more confident, more sophisticated solo mode that shows that his time woodshedding in retirement was well spent. Rollins playing is impeccable, with a maturity not heard in his late 50's work, and the whole album is a beautiful study in measured, thoughtful soloing. Tracks include "John S.", "The Bridge", and "God Bless the Child". CD
(Out of print Victor Jazz edition. BMG music club pressing.)

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Miklos RozsaTime To Love & A Time To Die ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A dramatic soundtrack to this Douglas Sirk film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese MCA/Victor pressing, VIM-7204. Includes the insert.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsJazz Structures ... LP
Philips, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
An unusual album from the west coast scene of the 60s – recorded under the name of the Lighthouse All Stars, but featuring arrangements and compositions by Bob Cooper – who was the real driving force behind the set. Conte Candoli's in the group on trumpet – and other players include Buddy Colette and Bud Shank on alto and flute, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Victor Feldman on vibes and percussion, Stan Levey on drums, and Cooper himself on tenor. The overall sound is relatively tightly constrained, in a "jazz suite" mode – but there's plenty of room for solo space on the set, and Cooper's writing is as fluid as his ability is strong to bring these players together as conductor. The set's got a really great feel that gets way past some of the more academic west coast work of its sort – with a lot more soul than you'd expect. Titles include "Rain Blues", "Genesis (pt II)", "Architectonics", "Directional Suite", and "The Worker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)
 
 
 



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