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✨✧ Ravi ShankarThree Ragas (World Pacific) ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
The title tells it all – as Ravi delivers three long ragas, with backing on tabla and tamboura. A nice one to plug in and drop out to – with the 28 minute-long "Raga Jog", plus "Raga Simhendra Madhyaman" and "Raga Ahir Bhairav". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)
 
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Bob Brookmeyer QuintetTraditionalism Revisited ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Beautifully modernist material from the great Brookmeyer – performing here with a well-suited group that features Jimmy Giuffre and Jim Hall, plus the great Dave Bailey on drums. The album features older tracks done in a surprisingly fresh style, and the trio of lead players dance around each other in a wonderful way. Titles include "Truckin", "Some Sweet Day", "Jada", and "Louisiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK 80s Affinity pressing. Cover has a few small seam splits.)

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CarnivalCarnival ... LP
World Pacific, 1969. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Like Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66? Then you'll love The Carnival! The group was formed by three former members of Sergio's group, working in 1969 with stellar LA pop production from the mighty Bones Howe – all grooving in a style that's got all the best traces of the Brasil 66 sound! The Carnival only ever managed to cut this one album – but it's a sweet sweet masterpiece of bossa-styled harmony pop – with loads of light rhythms, jazzy riffing, and some incredible sunshine pop touches that seem to push the sound even farther than Sergio Mendes could have hoped! This album features a killer version of "Laia Ladaia", plus the tracks "Canto De Carnival", "Love So Fine", "Reach Out For Me", "The Word", "Walk On By", and "Turn Turn Turn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Gary CrosbyGary Crosby – Orchestra Conducted By Bud Shank ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99 6.99
A strange little record, but one with more of a jazz component than you might think! Gary's the son of Bing, natch – and he's following here in his pop's footsteps, singing jazz standards with backing conducted by Bud Shank. The interesting thing is that the session was actually recorded in Germany – and the group features some hip Europeans, like Roland Kovac on piano, Atilla Zoller on guitar, Jerry Van Rooyen on trumpet, and Hans Koller on tenor. Shank plays as well – and titles include "Blue Prelude", "Exactly Like You", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "One For My Baby", and "Love Is Just Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with silver text and deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting.)

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Joao DonatoCoisas Tao Simples ... CD
EMI/World Pacific, 1995. Used ... $9.99
A great later album from Joao Donato – one that almost took the world by surprise when it was released, as it came after a long period of silence from the bossa legend! The set's got a mellow-grooving feel that's definitely rooted in bossa, with a touch of jazz – modernized slightly, and a great precursor to the strong run of new albums Donato would go onto record in the decade or two after this one. Titles include a remake of "Bananeira", plus "O Fundo", "Summer Of Temptation", "E Menina/Emorio", "Every Day", "Gaiolas Abertas", "Cafe Com Pao", and "Lugar Comum". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy Harte & Milt Holland with The Montgomery BrosPerfect Percussion ... LP
World Pacific, 1961. Very Good+ ... $23.99
A great record from these cool percussion players – with wonderful backing from The Montgomery Brothers! Both Roy Harte and Milt Holland were LA players who did a lot of studio work, played on exotic records, but could also handle a bit of jazz when they wanted to – and you get a taste of that talent on this set, which features the team on a total of 44 percussion instruments, playing along with The Montgomery Brothers, who are a perfect fit for the pair's exotic stylings. Instrumentation includes far too many drums to mention – all donated by Drum City in Hollywood – and there's also some other cool "special effects" on the record. Titles include "Not Since Ninevah", "Moonray", "That Old Devil Moon", "The Kick", and "Enchantment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear, a bit of seam splitting, and some pen on the back – but vinyl is nice.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesWelcome Home ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
One of the more obscure albums that Groove Holmes cut for Pacific Jazz – and one of his grooviest, too! The set's got a slightly larger group than usual – and the record features work from Wilton Felder, Anthony Ortega, and Tom Scott on saxes – plus George Freeman on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums! The tracks are short and have a sweet soul instrumental vibe – and cuts include a nice version of "Madison Time", plus "Groovin Time", "Oklahoma Toad", "Upward Bound", and "The Odd Couple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove in the Unipak cover. Cover has unglued seams, with tape remnants along the top and thick white tape holding the bottom.)

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Mickey KatzSimcha Time – Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, & Brisses ... CD
Capitol/World Pacific, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
Jewish entertainer/musician Mickey Katz has been getting a lot of attention recently – whether it be from modern projects to revive his music, like Don Byron's from a few years ago, or from press in places like The Village Voice, dealing with the resurgence in Jewish cultural identity. Different from the recent Klezmer projects, though, these recordings are graced with the borscht-belt sense of humor and whimsy that was Katz's stock in trade – and have a lightness and sprightliness that makes them sparkle even today. CD
(Booklet has a promo sticker, disc has a promo stamp, mark through barcode.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganKonitz Meets Mulligan ... LP
World Pacific, 1953/1960s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s issue. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet ... LP
World Pacific, 1953. Good ... $7.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some crackles and tics. Cover has some wear and aging, aged clear tape holding the top seam, some tape remnants at the spine, and heavy wear and splitting in the bottom seam.)
Also available Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (180 gram pressing) ... LP 31.99

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Pacific/Blue Note, 1953. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series!)
Also available Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet ... LP 7.99

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Billy Larkin & The DelegatesHold On! ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Good ... $4.99
Classic small combo organ grooves from Billy Larkin and his mighty Delegates! This LP has Billy moving into a bag in which he's covering more 60's soul hits (as he did in his later career for World Pacific), but the groove is still pretty solid, and the album's still got few good original tracks. Tracks include "Dirty Water", "Jenne", "Cuchy Frito Man", "Hold On! I'm Comin", and "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some surface noise and occasional pop. Cover has a light stain along the bottom, with a split seam and some peeling.)

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Lord BuckleyBad Rapping Of The Marquis De Sade ... LP
World Pacific, 1960. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Lord Buckley was one of the strangest comedians this side of the counterculture during the late 50s – and his talent is presented richly in this collection of lost recordings that were unearthed by World Pacific and presented in a hip late 60s package during a period when Buckley was having a bit of a revival. Stranger stuff you'll never hear on record – a mix of jive, camp, and beat sensibilities, recorded in Oakland in 1960. Titles include "The Chastity Belt", "Bad Rapping Of The Marquis De Sade", "H Bomb", and "His Majesty The Policeman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some cosmetic blemishes and a small press flaw bump. Cover has some light stains and large Stereo stickers in back.)

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Lord BuckleyBuckley's Best – His Best Live Performances ... LP
World Pacific, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Wild work from the legendary Lord Buckley – a key postwar figure of hipness on the west coast, delivering routines that include "The Naz", "The Gasser", "Supermarket", Willie The Shake", "God's Own Drink", and "Subconscious Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but vinyl is nice!)

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Gerry MulliganParis Concert (60s pressing) ... LP
World Pacific, 1954. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
US issue of some of Gerry's classic Vogue recordings, done in Paris in 1954 with a quartet that featured Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Isola on drums. This is Gerry at the height of his powers, and playing classic piano-less material with supberb accompaniment by Brookmeyer. Tracks include a number of originals, including "Utter Chaos", "Five Brothers", and "Walkin' Shoes", plus others like "Bernies Tune", "Come Out Wherever You Are", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 60s mono black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Jean Luc PontyKing Kong – Jean Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Trippy electric fusion from the west coast – a record that features Ponty, who was working with Zappa at the time, playing a set of electric jazz takes on Zappa tunes – with lots of added help from George Duke, who was also working with Zappa too! The set's almost a "birth of fusion" one – with Zappa arrangements that are clearly in a jazz-rock mode – and lots of electric bass, electric piano, and electric violin in the set. Tracks are long, and riff-heavy – and other players include Ernie Watts, Wilton Felder, Buell Neidlinger, and Ian Underwood. Titles include "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Music For Electric Violin & Low Budget Orchestra", "King Kong", and "Twenty Small Cigars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy RichBest Of Buddy Rich ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Lots of groovy big band tracks from the 60s – with a surprisingly soulful sound! Titles include "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "West Side Story Medley", "Norwegian Wood", "Love For Sale", "Rotten Kid", "Channel I Suite", "More Soul", and "New Blues" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and aging.)

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Buddy RichMercy Mercy – Live At Caesars Palace ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $16.99
Buddy at his soulful late 60s best – not content to keep in the same groove as older years, and working here with a great lineup that includes some excellent younger players! Charles Owens is in the group on alto, and the set also features work by Don Menza on tenor, Art Pepper on alto, Pat Labarbera on tenor, and Walter Namuth on guitar. Tracks are long, include some good originals, and have a rollicking sound that never lets up – and which avoids cliche a lot more than you'd think! Titles include "Ode To Billie Joe", "Acid Truth", "Goodbye Yesterday", "Preach & Teach", "Channel 1 Suite", and "Big Mama Cass". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a small cut corner.)

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Bud ShankBud Shank Plays Music From Today's Movies ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99 4.99
Arranged and conducted by Bob Florence, with Victor Feldman, Mike Melvoin, Frank Capp, Dennis Budimir, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Jimmy Zito. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ringwear and aging.)

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Bud ShankCalifornia Dreamin' ... LP
World Pacific, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The alto of Bud Shank gets some fuller backings from the great Bob Florence – all in a mode that's as groovy as you might expect from the title – and which also features a bit of guest work from Chet Baker as well! The sound's nice and buoyant – swinging, but never too over the top in a big band way – leaving Bud some great space to blow with a bit of strength, even if the tracks are relatively short – packing in plenty in a small space, and using his alto sax with a deftness, and sense of feeling we really love! Titles include "Imprevu", "Husbands & Wives", "Woman", "Gotta Go", and "In Times Like These". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Bud ShankGirl In Love ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Groovy arrangements by Oliver Nelson – with a vibe that's even hipper than some of Bud Shank's other albums from the time! Titles include "Girl In Love", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Lady Jane", and "When A Man Loves A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, including World Pacific inner sleeve.)

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Bud ShankMagical Mystery ... LP
World Pacific, 1967. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Bud Shank's second Beatles-titled album of the 60s – and a set that's even groovier than the first! The record features a wonderful jazz-based approach to "second chapter" Beatles – with arranger Bob Florence providing superb arrangements for post-Rubber Soul tunes, which are mixed in with some other hip 60s pop numbers too! Bud plays alto sax and flute – still in the lead on the solos – but also couched wonderfully in work from players who include Chet Baker and Gary Barone on flugelhorns, Herb Ellis and Dennis Budimir on guitars, and Victor Feldman on percussion. Titles include "I Am The Walrus", "Paper Cup", "Windy", "I Wanna Be Free", "Hello Goodbye", "Flying", and "Blue Jay Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Bud ShankMichelle ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob Florence, a great arranger who knows how to make things swing by bringing in some wonderful 60s touches! There's a bit of guitar at times, some compressed horns – ala A&M – and some overall mod rhythms that help change things up nicely from tune to tune. Titles include "Michelle", "Yesterday", "Blue On Blue", "Sounds Of Silence", "Turn Turn Turn", "As Tears Go By", and "Girl". CD

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Bud Shank & Laurindo AlmeidaLatin Contrasts (aka Brazilliance Vol 3) ... LP
World Pacific, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
5 years after they made their first set of groundbreaking Braziliany jazz tracks together, Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida went back into the studio to record another great batch for Pacific Jazz. That second set of sessions is captured here in its entirety, and it features Shank and Almeida playing with the looser rhythm team of Gary Peacock and Chuck Flores on a number of short groovy tracks that clearly had a big influence on the bossa generation. Titles include "Frio y Color", "Sunset Baion", "Harlem Samba", "Blowing Wild", "Xana-Lyn", and "Serenade For Alto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove, including World Pacific inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & aging.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar At The Woodstock Festival ... LP
World Pacific, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner, stained and peeled at the bottom right, with some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Laurindo Almeida & Bud ShankBrazilliance ... LP
World Pacific, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. The mix of alto and guitar, in a jazzy vein, but with Latiny rhythms, is very similar to the early bossa jazz recordings – and even more so to the later American ones by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. Supposedly, original 10" LPs of the material made their way to Brazil, and later influenced Jobim and Gilberto. Although we can't confirm that rumor entirely, you'll sure hear a similarity, and even if you don't, the stuff's still pretty darn great. Titles include "Terra Seca", "Amor Flamenco", "Atabaque", "No No", "Noctambulism", "Tocata", and "Carinoso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s PAUSA pressing. Cover has light wear and a small torn portion at the top seam.)

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✨✧ Gil EvansGreat Jazz Standards ... CD
World Pacific, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD
(1988 Capitol pressing.)

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✨✧ JoyceIlha Brasil ... CD
World Pacific, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Joe PassSign Of The Times ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This album's got a very telling title – as Joe's guitar is working here with bigger arrangements by Bob Florence, backings that go for a mod 60s sound! Florence uses a range of instrumentation on the set, plus some occasional vocal choruses, all in a mode that's got some very nice mid 60s LA touches, of the sort you'd hear on records for A&M! Titles include "The Phoenix Love Theme", "Dindi", "Nowhere Man", "A Summer Song", "Moment To Moment", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Sweet September", and "Are You There With Another Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging and a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Freddy RobinsonBlack Fox (aka The Coming Atlantis) ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Fair Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet album of funky guitar tracks, with Freddy Robinson out front over a bunch of tight LA Monk Higgins arrangements. Kind of a sleeper that hasn't really gotten as many props in the groove scene as it ought to, with a great sunny west coast 60s soul jazz vibe running throughout. Joe Sample provides warm keys, Paul Humphrey is snapping nicely on the drums, and the group kicks on tracks like "Before Six", "Black Fox", and "Monkin Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has heavy oxidation on half of each side and plays with surface noise. Cover is peeled and flaky at about 5 inches along the spine.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankBrazil! Brazil! Brazil! ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As if the screaming title didn't tell you enough, the album features Shank's Brazilian sides – apparently culled from his Pacific Jazz recordings from the 50s and 60s, featuring players that range from Laurindo Almeida to Chet Baker to Joe Pass, Clare Fischer, and Joao Donato. Bud's always at his best in these moments – and heck, some say he even invented the format! Titles include "If I Should Lose You", "Carioca Hills", "Summer Samba", "Elizete", "Nocturno", "Sausalito", "Otem A Note", and "Samba Do Aviao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed! Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankLet It Be ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bud Shank plays with The Bob Alcivar Singers, along with Roger Kellaway on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, Carol Kaye on bass, and John Guerin on drums, and also featuring Howard Roberts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Kitty WhiteIntimate Kitty White (aka Moment Of Love) ... LP
World Pacific, 1955. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from Kitty White – and some of the most haunting as well! The album has tracks with Kitty singing only with accompaniment on harp – played by Corky Hale with a really dark, moody sort of sound – one that works perfectly with the bluer notes in Kitty's vocals. Other numbers feature a bit of flute from Bud Shank – equally blue sounds that really set a great feel for the record, and expand the release past the original tracks on the initial 10" format. There's almost a somber feel to the record – and titles include "Autumn Leaves", "That's All", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Black Is The Color", "Yesterdays", "Long Ago & Far Away", "Everyday's A Sad Old Day", and "I'm Glad There Is You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s issue – black label with deep grooove. Cover has light surface wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Jon HendricksGood Git-Together ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A rare early session as a solo act by vocalist Jon Hendricks – recorded at the time when he was first making waves with Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – but proof that Jon always sounded a lot hipper on his own! The style here is quite different from the vocalese of LHR, and Hendricks is laidback, open, and very soulful – working with Wes, Buddy, and Monk Montgomery – as well as Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Pony Poindexter, and Gildo Mahones – all coming together in a "git together" session that features some of Hendricks' best vocals on record! The session features great readings of Hendricks originals that include "Minor Catastrophe", "I'll Die Happy", and "I'm Gonna Shout" – as well as Gigi Gryce's "Music In The Air" and "Social Call", plus a great take on Randy Weston's "Pretty Strange" and Gildo Mahones' "The Shouter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams and spine held with wide masking tape, some surface wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersPowerhouse (Applause version) ... LP
World Pacific/Applause, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The title's no lie, because the Jazz Crusaders are certainly a powerhouse here – blowing with a tightness and soulful swing that few other groups could hope to match! The overall structure of the album is a bit more focused than some of their other sessions from the late 60s – in that the songs are shorter, and more in the mode of some of the group's earlier work – but they're also still colored with plenty of hipper late 60s touches, including lots of electric bass on the bottom, some great electric keys from Joe Sample, and a groove that's definitely on the more righteous side of the soul spectrum! Original tunes include "Upstairs", "Fire Water", "Sting Ray", and "Cookie Man" – and the record features great covers of "Promises, Promises", "Love Is Blue", and "Hey Jude". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe PassSimplicity ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An album that really lives up to its title – as the sound here is more stripped-down and simple than some of the more large format World Pacific 60s albums from guitarist Joe Pass – a great return to his roots, and an album that really lets us hear Joe's fantastic work on the stings of his guitar! There's light percussion on most tracks, and touches of other great instrumentation – like vibes and organ – but the "simplicity" in the title holds true throughout the set – and the spare setting is maybe a preface of a mode that Joe would use even more strongly in the decade to come. Titles include "Luciana", "You & Me", "The Gentle Rain", "Some Time Ago", "Nobody Else But Me", and "Where Was I". CD
 
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✨✧ Booker ErvinTex Book Tenor ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing later work from Booker Ervin – far more modern and far-reaching than you'd guess from the "Texas" title in the set! Although Ervin first came onto the scene as a strong-voiced tenorist from a Texas tradition, through the course of the 60s he'd really expanded his musical vision – working with Charles Mingus, Jaki Byard, and others to push his already-soulful sound into a freer-thinking mode that was one of the most compelling approaches to tenor at the time. And while this change had been documented on some key sides for Prestige and World Pacific at the time, this rare 1968 session for Blue Note is perhaps one of the best of the bunch – but oddly was somehow never issued at the time, and only made a brief appearance in 1976, as part of a 2LP set. Ervin's working here with a totally hip group – one that has Woody Shaw in the frontline on trumpet, and a rhythm team of Kenny Barron on piano, Jan Arnet on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all grooving with Ervin in styles that recall the modal vamping and soaring energy that Shaw would later bring to his own solo work in the 70s. Tracks are all longish, and filled with a sense of life and exploration that shows that Ervin was growing tremendously in this last stretch of his all-too-short life – never too free, always in control, yet roaming the skies in search of new notes and sounds! Titles include "Gichi", "Den Tex", "Lynn's Tune", "204", and an early version of Shaw's "In A Capricornian Way". CD
(Out of print, Connoisseur pressing.)

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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass Hit", and "Things To Come" – but on this album from 1965, he's reunited with Dizzy for a large group set of tracks that feature Diz as the main soloist – at a level that really shows the growth of both men at the time! Fuller's charts are large and full, but with a sense of space that's really amazing – almost like some of the soundtrack work Dizzy had done for The Cool World – with a mix of soulful and modern moments that's really wonderful. The group's kind of a mix of hip LA players – with Phil Moore Jr on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmy Bond on bass – plus a larger set of horn players backing Dizzy up. Titles include a number of great originals – such as "Be's That Way", "Big Sur", "Things Are Here", "Man From Monterey", and "Angel City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Les McCannLes McCann Ltd Plays The Shampoo At The Village Gate ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
The title track was most likely meant to be something of a hit for Les McCann back in his early Pacific Jazz years – and while it maybe didn't hit the heights of the charts at the time, it's still a great little cooker that leads off a tasty little set! The group here is Les' "Ltd" combo – with Ron Jefferson on drums and Herbie Lewis on bass – almost a west coast answer to the classic Ramsey Lewis group in Chicago, although one that plays here with a slightly more laidback sort of groove. Jefferson's rhythm is always a treat, and Herbie's bass is nice and sharp too – and tracks include some good originals by Les, including "The Shampoo", "Smile Stacey", "Someone Stole My Chitlins", "Filet Of Soul", and "You Thought I Knew" – plus versions of "Out Of This World" and "Woody N You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam and some surface wear.)

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Les McCannLes McCann Trio Live In Hollywood, New York, & San Francisco (Plays The Shout/Plays The Shampoo/In San Francisco/bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Groove Hut (Spain), Early 60s. Used 2CDs ... $24.99
A trio of early 60s albums – with bonus tracks too! First up is Les McCann Plays The Shout – a classic album in the mode of soul jazz piano grooviness that put Les on the map, even back in the early days! The album was recorded live at The Bit, on the Sunset Strip, in LA – and it features Les' classic group with Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums. Tracks are short and groovy – and titles include "The Shout", "Set Call", "Jubilation", and "Night In Tunisia". Next is Plays The Shampoo – for which the title track was most likely meant to be something of a hit for Les McCann back in his early Pacific Jazz years – and while it maybe didn't hit the heights of the charts at the time, it's still a great little cooker that leads off a tasty little set! The group here is Les' "Ltd" combo – with Ron Jefferson on drums and Herbie Lewis on bass – almost a west coast answer to the classic Ramsey Lewis group in Chicago, although one that plays here with a slightly more laidback sort of groove. Jefferson's rhythm is always a treat, and Herbie's bass is nice and sharp too – and tracks include some good originals by Les, including "The Shampoo", "Smile Stacey", "Someone Stole My Chitlins", "Filet Of Soul", and "You Thought I Knew" – plus versions of "Out Of This World" and "Woody N You". Last is Les McCann In San Francisco – early work from Les – recording at the Jazz Workshop in SF, with his famous trio that included Herbie Lewis on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums. The album's pretty standard fare – short soul jazz piano numbers, with more than a bit of church in the grooves. Titles include "Come On & Get That Church", "We'll See Yaw'll After While, Ya Heah", "I Am In Love", "Big Jim", and "Oh Them Golden Gates". CD also features 7 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud ShankLive At The Haig ... LP
Choice, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Vintage live work from Bud Shank – material recorded right around the same time as his classic quartet albums on Pacific Jazz, but with a more freewheeling sort of sound! The group here are all familiar from the studio albums – Claude Williamson on piano, Don Prell on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – but the overall style here is more focused on Shank's solos, which stretch out in a more unfettered way than we might have expected – really getting a nice edge on the numbers with alto sax! Titles include a great exotic take on "Out Of This World", done with really great flute – plus "Lover Man", "Ambassador Blues", "I Heard You Cried Last Night", and "How About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK Concept pressing. Cover has light wear and bent corners.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrika Underground – Jazz, Funk, & Fusion Under Apartheid ... CD
Counterpoint (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really wonderful stuff – a collection of totally unique grooves that won't cross over with any of your other African funk compilations! The focus here is on jazz, not funk or soul – and the set features a wealth of great tracks pulled from obscure South African records of the late 70s and early 80s. Funky fusion is definitely in command here – and the overall feel of the tracks is similar to some of the best European funky fusion of the 70s, fused with elements of African percussion and instrumentation – creating a true crossover of styles that crackles with a freshness that will have you coming back to this one again and again! Most tracks are instrumental – and the grooves here are a lot more complicated than on your average James Brown-inspired African funk tracks, a mix of strident modal modes, and other choppier funkier riff-heavy tunes. Plus, the whole thing's put together with the righteous intelligence of all the other Counterpoint titles – with great notes, incredible sound, and an approach that will easily take you to a whole new musical world! Titles include "I Remember You" by Mike Makahalemele, "Half N Half" by Zacks Nkosi, "Chapita" by Dick Khoza, "Lament" by Movement In The City, "Blues For Yusef" by Lionel Pillay, "The Way It Used To Be" by Pacific Express, and "La I La I La" by George Lee Larnyoh. CD

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✨✧ VariousUnusual Sounds ... CD
Anthology, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The sounds here aren't that unusual at all – and in fact, they're mostly pretty darn groovy – a superb selection of sound library funk from the glory days of the European scene – collected here together in support of the book of the same name! In case you're new to the scene – the Euro sound library world of the 60s and 70s was a place where extremely creative musicians could come together and create their own sort of grooves without a worry for placement on the record charts – as most of these cuts were locked in the vaults, then licensed briefly for use on radio, TV, or commercials – which led to a few of these gems getting some famous, but anonymous play on classic cop or crime shows at the time. The compilation brings together some of the best examples of this scene – loads of cuts that have been our favorites over the years – a whopping 20 tracks that include "Half Forgotten Daydreams" by John Cameron, "Funky Fanfare" by Keith Mansfield, "Weeping Eelgrass" by Mladen Franko, "Mild Maniac" by Peter Patzer, "Dream Number Two" by Roland Hollinger, "Soft Wind" by Gary Pacific Orchestra, "Tropicola" by Stringtronics, "Survivor" by Klaus Weiss, "La Dimonstrazione" by Daniele Patucchi, "Feeling Tense" by Stefano Torossi, "Xenos Cosmos" by Janko Nilovic, "Night Breeze" by Franco Micalizzi, and "Fancy Good" by Electric Machine. CD
 
 
 



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