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Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus bonus tracks "Stairway To The Stars (take 2)" & "Delilah (take 3)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryArtistry Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Includes the songs "Round Midnight", "Four On Six", "Klactoveedsedstene", "Says You Remember", "Cotton Tail", "Jingles", "Cariba", "Tune Up", "Dearly Beloved", and "Freddie The Freeloader". CD

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Billie's Bounce", "Stranger In Paradise", "Leila", "Wes's Tune", and "Montgomeryland Funk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used ... $6.99
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – and a session that's got a gritty edge that takes Wes back to his Indianapolis roots! The album's one of the few of the time to feature the unsung Hammond hero Mel Rhyne – a player who worked with Wes at his start, but has only gotten stronger acclaim in recent decades as part of his comeback. Rhyne's a key force in the record – working alongside Montgomery's guitar and the drums of Jimmy Cobb – in a loose, open trio that has Mel participating as strongly in the rhythms as he does in the solo side of the album. Titles include a few Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". CD includes bonus tracks "Besame Mucho (take 2)" and "Fried Pies (take 1)". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Boss Guitar ... LP 21.99

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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – and a session that's got a gritty edge that takes Wes back to his Indianapolis roots! The album's one of the few of the time to feature the unsung Hammond hero Mel Rhyne – a player who worked with Wes at his start, but has only gotten stronger acclaim in recent decades as part of his comeback. Rhyne's a key force in the record – working alongside Montgomery's guitar and the drums of Jimmy Cobb – in a loose, open trio that has Mel participating as strongly in the rhythms as he does in the solo side of the album. Titles include a few Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boss Guitar ... CD 6.99

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Wes MontgomeryEchoes Of Indiana Avenue ... CD
Resonance, 1957/1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A treasure trove of lost work from Wes Montgomery – very early recordings done in his native Indianapolis, and packaged with a great book of vintage photos as well! The set offers a key look at Wes' music before he moved onto greater fame out west – a great slice of sounds that are closest to his small combo work for Riverside, but which have an even homier feel overall thanks to the presence of some live performances mixed in with the studio sessions! Recording quality is great throughout, and tapes have been very lovingly restored – making the package way more than just a relic, and more a whole new listening experience from the early years of Wes – a magnificent way to hear that legendary tone, already full-formed at the start. Players include some real stalwarts from the Indy scene – including Mel Rhyne on both piano and organ, Earl Van Riper on piano, and on one track, brothers Buddy Montgomery on bass and Monk on piano. Titles include "Diablo's Dance", "Take The A Train", "Nica's Dream", "Round Midnight", "After Hours Blues", and "Misty". 22 page book comes with loads of photos and great essays! CD

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFar Wes ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Monk Montgomery on bass, Buddy Montgomery on piano, Louis Hayes & Tony Bazley on drums, Pony Poindexter on alto saxophone & Harold Land on tenor saxophone. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Includes 25 tracks and features work with Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Smith, and others. CD
(Out of print. Artwork has some minor wrinkles and few light stains from moisture.)

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Wes MontgomeryJazz Guitar ... CD
Laser Light, 1965. Used ... $3.99
Great live material from Wes Montgomery – very nicely recorded, from a live show that took place on March 27, 1965, in Paris! The group features Harold Mabern on piano, Art Harper on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums – and the overall approach of the record is quite different than some of Wes' larger group studio sessions of the time. Tracks are all mostly long, and Wes is working in some really great solo modes – still as tight and soulful as ever, but really taking a lot of chances and working through some techniques to much greater impact than on the shorter studio tracks. Titles include "Jingles", "To When", "Impressions", and "The Girl Next Door". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryNDR Hamburg Studio Recordings ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), New Copy ... About June 1, 2021 (delayed)
... CD

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Wes MontgomeryNDR Hamburg Studio Recordings ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), New Copy ... About June 1, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomerySilver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1965/1966. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Impressions", "Mellow Mood", "Misty", "Portrait Of Jenny", "If You Could See Me Now", and "James & Wes". Featuring Wynton Kelly on piano, Jimmy Smith on organ, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryTalkin Verve – Roots Of Acid Jazz ... CD
Verve/Polygram, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Movin Wes - Parts 1 & 2", "Green Peppers", "Boss City", "Impressions", "In And Out", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Bumpin" – 16 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $2.99
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". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
Also available Wes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) ... LP 24.99

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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.)
Also available Wes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) ... CD 2.99

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Wes Montgomery TrioPortrait Of Wes ... CD
Riverside/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... $12.99
Early work by Wes – cut with his early trio that included the wonderful Melvin Rhyne on organ! The sound is tight and freer than some of Wes' later recordings – a bit more in the pocket, too, showing the roots of the Indianapolis scene from which Wes was just emerging at the time. Tracks include "Movin Along", "Lolita", "Dangerous", "Yesterday's Child", and "Moanin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely cooking feel throughout – even when they're more gentle ones – and the record's a good reminder that outside of the studio, Wes could sometimes play with a bit more force on the strings – raspily hitting notes that explode off the guitar with tremendous precision and a good deel of feeling. Titles include the Montgomery originals "Full House", "SOS", and "Cariba", plus the tunes"Blue N Boogie" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum Productions pressing. Vinyl has light surface marks, but mostly plays well, save for a click on one track.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryRoad Song ... CD
A&M, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautifully lofty work from the great Wes Montgomery – a set that was recorded quite late in his too-short career, and really points the way towards some of the sophisticated sounds that might have followed, had Wes not left this planet all too soon! Don Sebesky is at the head of the charts this time around, and while the vibe echoes some of the other work that Montgomery did with larger backings in the period, there's also a nice current of darkness too – this intensity that can come through, even if the tune is a familiar pop number. The ensemble is filled with great players – Herbie Hancock and Hank Jones on piano, Stan Webb on flute, Grady Tate on drums, and Ray Barretto on percussion – and titles include "I'll Be Back", "Road Song", "Yesterday", "Serene", "Green Leaves Of Summer", and "Fly Me To The Moon". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light age spots.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryWes' Best ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s/1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 60's collection of 50's work done by a young Wes Montgomery, with his brothers Montgomery, in the early days for Fantasy records. Monk's on bass, Buddy plays vibes and piano, with either Lawrence Marable or Paul Humphries on drums. 8 tracks in all: "Jingles", "Monterey Blues", "Snowfall", "Angel Eyes", "Beaux Arts", "Lover Man", "June In January" and "Barbados". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note Vol 2 ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wynton Kelly on piano, Wes Montgomery on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryUltimate Wes Montgomery ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "Twisted Blues", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Caravan", "Tequila", "West Coast Blues", "'Round Midnight", "Impressions", "People", "O.G.D. (aka Road Song)", "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", "Mi Cosa", "King Of The Road", "Boss City", and "Four On Six". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pat MartinoRemember – A Tribute To Wes Montgomery ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... $6.99
With John Patitucci on bass, Scott Allan Robinson on drums, Pat Martino on guitar, Daniel Sadownick on percussion & David Kikoski on piano. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Montgomery BrothersGroove Yard ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $8.99
Ah for the genius of the Montgomery Brothers – a sweet combo from the Indy scene that featured Wes Montgomery alongside brothers Monk and Buddy! Wes is on guitar, natch, Buddy plays piano, Monk bass, and Bobby Thomas joins the group on drums – all grooving in a style that's a bit like some of Wes' early small group albums from the same time. But given Monk and Buddy's playful and often melodic approach to rhythm, there's an added sound going on here – one that's subtly exotic, and very much like the pair's work in The Mastersounds. The tracks are all around 5 minutes long, with good ensemble playing, and tight short solos – and titles include "Back To Back", "Doujie", "Just For Now", and "Groove Yard". CD

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✨✧ Christian McBrideFor Jimmy, Wes, & Oliver (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Bassist Christian McBride is at the helm of a big band here – paying tribute to the fantastic work done for Verve Records in the 60s by organist Jimmy Smith, guitarist Wes Montgomery, and arranger Oliver Nelson! The set really captures the dynamic energy of records like Bashin or The Dynamic Duo – and Joey DeFrancesco handles the Hammond and Mark Whitfield the guitar – both very much in the soulful spirit of the Nelson-inspired arrangements! The difference here might be that McBride's playing bass, where often Jimmy Smith might handle the basslines with the Hammond – and that presence of Christian's bold, warm sound really helps send things home – especially on the few small combo numbers on the record, which stand in nice contrast to the big band material. Other players include Steve Wilson on soprano and alto sax, Todd Bashore on alto, Ron Blake on tenor, and Michael Dease and Steve Wilson on trombones – on titles that include "Megar Evars Blues", "Up Jumped Spring", "Road Song", "The Very Thought Of You", "Don Is", "Pie Blues", and "Down By The Riverside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Christian McBrideFor Jimmy, Wes, & Oliver ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bassist Christian McBride is at the helm of a big band here – paying tribute to the fantastic work done for Verve Records in the 60s by organist Jimmy Smith, guitarist Wes Montgomery, and arranger Oliver Nelson! The set really captures the dynamic energy of records like Bashin or The Dynamic Duo – and Joey DeFrancesco handles the Hammond and Mark Whitfield the guitar – both very much in the soulful spirit of the Nelson-inspired arrangements! The difference here might be that McBride's playing bass, where often Jimmy Smith might handle the basslines with the Hammond – and that presence of Christian's bold, warm sound really helps send things home – especially on the few small combo numbers on the record, which stand in nice contrast to the big band material. Other players include Steve Wilson on soprano and alto sax, Todd Bashore on alto, Ron Blake on tenor, and Michael Dease and Steve Wilson on trombones – on titles that include "Megar Evars Blues", "Up Jumped Spring", "Road Song", "The Very Thought Of You", "Don Is", "Pie Blues", and "Down By The Riverside". CD

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✨✧ Isaiah ThompsonIsaiah J Thompson Plays The Music Of Buddy Montgomery ... CD
WJ3, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful record from pianist Isaiah Thompson – a player who wins us over even more than usual with this set of tracks from the pen of Buddy Montgomery! Most folks know Buddy as the lesser-known bassist brother of Wes Montgomery – part of the original Montgomery Brothers group – but Buddy's also got a hell of an ear for a tune, as the batch of material here will attest – all songs taken in wonderful new directions by Isaiah and his trio! Philip Norris handles the bass, with the sort of strong, forward sounds that Buddy would love – and Willie Jones III is on drums, and gets a bit of help from Daniel Sadownick on percussion – but it's clear that the real vision here is that of Thompson, whose arrangements are as fresh as his deft, blocky style on the keys – almost a revision of older soul jazz modes, but in a really personal way – on titles that include "Muchismo", "Hob Nob With Brother Bob", "Budini", "Aki's Blues", "Here Again", "1000 Rainbows", and "Ruffin It". CD

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Kenny BurrellBlues – The Common Ground ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $18.99 About June 16, 2021
Not "blues" like you might expect from the title – but a hip batch of tracks that has Kenny soloing over arrangements by Don Sebesky, playing in a warmly chromatic mode that's similar to the work that Wes Montgomery also cut with Sebesky. The tracks all have a nicely angular quality – Kenny taking care of the frontline solos with ease, and Sebesky letting the band fall behind him in broad washes of color, tone, and mood. Titles include "Sausalito Nights", "Were You There", "Burning Spear", "Angel Eyes", "The Preacher", and "The Common Ground". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!) This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, June 16.

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✨✧ Larry CarltonWith A Little Help From My Friends/Singing Playing ... CD
BGO (UK), 1968/1973. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Two early gems from guitarist Larry Carlton – back to back on a single CD! First up is the Uni album With A Little Help From My Friends – pre-fusion, and done at a time when a whole generation of guitarists were trying to find a way forward – and experimenting in a number of different formats! The vibe here is maybe like some of the Wes Montgomery or George Benson Verve or CTI records of the late 60s – really chromatic guitar lines that carve out a beautiful lead over some arrangements that are fuller than a combo, but never overdone – arranged by Foster Wakefield, who we don't know at all – but with the tasteful spaciousness of a Claus Ogerman or a Don Sebesky! Larry sounds great on the record – really working out some lines that are quite different than a jazz guitarist might have sounded a few years before – and strongly pointing the way to his future. Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Don't You Care", "Mac Arthur Park", "Odd Couple", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Monday Monday". Next is Singing/Playing, and the title's no lie – as Larry Carlton steps out in a warmly-produced session that's got a really sweet LA studio vibe – one that mixes together early fusion backings and compressed vocalizations – in a way that maybe makes the whole thing feel like an overlooked A&M Records gem from the Nick DeCaro years! Larry's got this easygoing vocal style that's very down to earth, and set up in these sweet arrangements directed by Stewart Levine – soulful, jazzy, and with occasional currents of funk – and with some great keyboard touches from MIchael Omartin next to Larry's guitar and vocals. Titles include the great "American Family", plus "Wavin & Smilin", "Easy Evil", "Free Way", "Captain Captain", and "With Respect To Coltrane". CD

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Ray CrawfordSmooth Groove ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the only albums ever cut as a leader by soul jazz guitarist Ray Crawford – a contemporary of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, but a player who's hardly ever gotten his due! This rare date was originally recorded for the short-lived Candid label back in 1961, but was only issued two decades later as part of the Candid revival – a fact that makes the album even more noteworthy! The set's got a really solid groove that reminds us a fair bit of Grant Green's best early 60s work for Blue Note – as Ray's playing in a tight, single-line format on most numbers – working with a very hip group that includes Johnny Coles on trumpet, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Junior Mance on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Tracks are all nice and long – very open, with plenty of solo space – and are all originals by Crawford as well. Titles include "Smooth Groove", "I Knew Prez", "Impossible", "Miss April", and "The Compendium Suite". Shoulda been a 60s classic – but at least we've finally gotten it released! CD

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✨✧ Julian LageSquint ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Guitarist Julian Lage has become one of the more distinct stylists on his instrument in recent years – and this Blue Note debut is likely to cement his role as one of the more important players of his generation! Lage is in a trio here – working with Dave King on drums and Jorge Roeder on bass – and he's got a style that we might call "hard chromatic" – a way of using the colorful chords opened up by Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino generations back, but with this heavier, fuzzier style that's very much Lage's own – and which isn't afraid to borrow some trippier touches and more avant leanings too – all qualities that Julian's had before, but which really seem to come to full flowering here. Titles include "Squint", "Emily", "Familiar Flower", "Day & Age", "Quiet Like A Fuse", and "Twilight Surfer". CD
Also available Squint ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Julian LageSquint ... LP
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Guitarist Julian Lage has become one of the more distinct stylists on his instrument in recent years – and this Blue Note debut is likely to cement his role as one of the more important players of his generation! Lage is in a trio here – working with Dave King on drums and Jorge Roeder on bass – and he's got a style that we might call "hard chromatic" – a way of using the colorful chords opened up by Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino generations back, but with this heavier, fuzzier style that's very much Lage's own – and which isn't afraid to borrow some trippier touches and more avant leanings too – all qualities that Julian's had before, but which really seem to come to full flowering here. Titles include "Squint", "Emily", "Familiar Flower", "Day & Age", "Quiet Like A Fuse", and "Twilight Surfer". LP, Vinyl record album

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O'Donel LevySimba ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 7, 2021
Fantastic sounds throughout – and maybe the best album ever by this legendary 70s guitar player! O'Donel Levy's got this tremendous sound that comes from playing an electric hollow body – in a tone that takes the best bits of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, and strips them down for a hipper, badder 70s sort of mode. The album's got some great blackploitation-esque arrangements by Manny Albam, and O'Donel's groove is nice and lean as he snakes over the top of the record in some very soulful solos! Lots of cool grooves, and titles include "Joni", "Nigerian Knights", "Bad, Bad, Simba" and "Sad, Sad, Simba". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, July 7.

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✨✧ Mel Rhyne SextetOrgan-izing ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent bit of soul jazz – completely rare in the original pressing, and one of the few early albums ever cut by organist Melvin Rhyne! Rhyne first came to prominence as the organist with Wes Montgomery – and he hailed from Montgomery's hometown of Indianapolis, and had the distinction of appearing on an early trio album with Wes. This rare side as a leader has Rhyne heading up an all-star cast that includes Blue Mitchell, Johnny Griffin, Andy Simpkins, and Albert Tootie Heath – plus fellow Indiana resident Gene Harris, who plays piano on the session, which makes for a very unusual combination next to the organ! The tracks are all quite long – and the session's a lot more down-and-dirty than the usual work that was recorded on the Jazzland and Riverside labels, stretching out at an open-ended soul jazz pace that was much more the territory of Prestige Records. Tracks include "Blue Farouq", "Shoo Shoo Baby", and "Barefoot Sunday Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy SmithCompact Jazz ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
Features Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell on guitar, and arrangements by Oliver Nelson, Lalo Schifrin, and Claurs Ogerman. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy SmithDefinitive Jimmy Smith ... CD
Blue Note/Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Classic Hammond sides from Jimmy Smith! The set list isn't long but includes some great cuts from Blue Note and Verve, and features work with Kenny Burrell, Lee Morgan, Stanley Turrentine, and Wes Montgomery. Tracks include "The Champ", "Midnight Special", "The Cat", "Walk On The Wild Side", and the 20 minute "Sermon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave StrykerBlue Soul ... CD
Strikezone, 2020. Used ... $11.99
Guitarist Dave Stryker really steps out here – getting these full, fluid backings from the WDR Big Band, conducted by reedman Bob Mintzer – who also takes a few tenor solos on the record too! It's not always easy to have a guitar shine out in front of a large group – but Dave does a great job here, almost recalling 60s sessions of this nature from Wes Montgomery and George Benson, and doing a similar style of mixing the colors of his strings with the larger flourishes of the jazz ensemble! The group also features some nice solo moments – Hammond from Billy Test, tenor from Paul Heller, alto from Johan Horlen, and trombone from Andy Hunter. Titles include a nice version of the Marvin Gaye tune "Trouble Man" – plus "Stan's Shuffle", "Shadowboxing", "Blues Strut", "When Doves Cry", and "Aha". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousGirl From Ipanema – The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
Features Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Luiz Bonfa, Astrud Gilberto, Wes Montgomery, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dizzy Gillestpie – 15 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Brian Auger & The TrinityDefinitely What (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atco/Ghosttown, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Brian Auger's first album away from singer Julie Driscoll – and a landmark batch of funky organ work that made big waves in both the rock and jazz worlds at the time! Auger's really stretching out here – getting past the simple R&B of his roots, and going into a bubbling funky style that's clearly touched by chromatic inspirations from Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith – both of whom are referenced by some of the song structures on the set. The album's filled with killer organ-based instrumentals – some lean and stripped down, others full and rich – and all of them coming across with a richly soulful sound that you'd hardly expect from a member of the British rock scene! Titles include "Day In The Life", "Red Beans", "Definitely What!", and his classic "Bumpin' On Sunset". Great stuff, and the kind of Brian Auger material that will convince you of his talents! Includes 3 bonus tracks: "What You Gonna Do?" and the 45 version of "Red Beans & Rice" where it's divided into 2 parts. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave StrykerBlue Soul ... CD
Strikezone, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Guitarist Dave Stryker really steps out here – getting these full, fluid backings from the WDR Big Band, conducted by reedman Bob Mintzer – who also takes a few tenor solos on the record too! It's not always easy to have a guitar shine out in front of a large group – but Dave does a great job here, almost recalling 60s sessions of this nature from Wes Montgomery and George Benson, and doing a similar style of mixing the colors of his strings with the larger flourishes of the jazz ensemble! The group also features some nice solo moments – Hammond from Billy Test, tenor from Paul Heller, alto from Johan Horlen, and trombone from Andy Hunter. Titles include a nice version of the Marvin Gaye tune "Trouble Man" – plus "Stan's Shuffle", "Shadowboxing", "Blues Strut", "When Doves Cry", and "Aha". CD
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Harold LandWestward Bound ... CD
Reel To Reel, Early 60s. New Copy ... About June 18, 2021
A fantastic addition to the too-small catalog of work from the wonderful Harold Land – the west coast tenorist whose sound was maybe more of a bridge to the New York scene in the 50s and 60s – as you'll hear in this collection of well-recorded and unreleased material from his key years on the scene! All the cuts were recorded in Seattle, not LA – and Land is in top formation throughout – working in a few different groups with excellent players – including the mighty trumpeter Carmell Jones on two of the album's tracks, maybe worth the price of the record alone – plus Hampton Hawes and Buddy Montgomery on piano, Monk Montgomery on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "Triplin The Groove", "Vendetta", "Beepdurple", "Beauty", "Blue N Boogie", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Happily Dancing/Deep Harmonies Falling". CD

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Harold LandWestward Bound (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Reel To Reel, Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic addition to the too-small catalog of work from the wonderful Harold Land – the west coast tenorist whose sound was maybe more of a bridge to the New York scene in the 50s and 60s – as you'll hear in this collection of well-recorded and unreleased material from his key years on the scene! All the cuts were recorded in Seattle, not LA – and Land is in top formation throughout – working in a few different groups with excellent players – including the mighty trumpeter Carmell Jones on two of the album's tracks, maybe worth the price of the record alone – plus Hampton Hawes and Buddy Montgomery on piano, Monk Montgomery on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "Triplin The Groove", "Vendetta", "Beepdurple", "Beauty", "Blue N Boogie", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Happily Dancing/Deep Harmonies Falling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1500! Heavy vinyl and a nice booklet of notes!)
 
 
 



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