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Paul Chambers/Wynton KellyGo/Kelly At Midnite ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1959/1960. Used ... $5.99
2 classic bop sides from the long-gone Vee Jay label! Go is one of the few records made by the great bassist Paul Chambers as a leader, and like all of them, this is a tight session that features some of the best players of the hardbop idiom. Cannonball Adderley's on alto, Freddie Hubbard is on trumpet, Wynton Kelly's on piano, and Philly Joe Jones brings it all together on drums. The tracks are long, with a classic Vee Jay hardbop groove, and titles include "Ease It", "Awful Mean", and "Julie Ann". Kelly At Midnite is a nicely laidback set by Wynton Kelly – recording here with the crack team of Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones on rhythm, in a mellow set of long tracks with lots of soulful meandering solos. The album is hard to find in the original pressing – and cuts include Babs Gonzales' "Weird Lullaby", plus "On Stage" and "Pot Luck". CD
(Tray card is clean but has two creases and is missing one spine – priced accordingly.)

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Wynton KellyFirst Sessions – A Proper Introduction To Wynton Kelly ... CD
Proper (UK), 1951. Used ... $2.99
The full first sessions by Wynton Kelly as a leader – recorded for Blue Note records in 1951, and featuring a trio with Lee Abrams on drums and either Frank Skeete or Oscar Pettiford on bass. The tracks have a light, fluid feel that shows the depth of Kelly's work on the keys even at a young age – with some key influences from bop, but an overall sense of poise and style that was enough to challenge the bigger mainstream pianists of the time. The set comes with a nice booklet on Kelly's early years, and also features notes on all the sessions – a total of 19 tracks that include "Foolin Myself", "Blue Moon", "Fine & Dandy", "Where Or When", "Born To Be Blue", "Moonglow", "Opus Caprice", "I Found A New Baby", and "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wynton KellyIt's All Right/Little Tracy ... 7-inch
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Wynton KellyKeep It Moving (Wynton Kelly/Kelly Blue) ... LP
Milestone, 1958/1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A 70s two-fer that compiles that albums Wynton Kelly and Kelly Blue – both recorded for Riverside during the late 50s, when Kelly had really begun to cook as a soul bop player! The first album features Kelly with a quartet that includes Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones; and the second features a larger group with Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, Benny Golson, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb, plus a few other tracks done only in trio format. Titles include "Keep It Moving", "Strong Man", "Ill Wind", "Action", "Whisper Not", and "Kelly Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six" and "What's New". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wynton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six" and "What's New". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – including "Willow Weep For Me", "Portrait Of Jenny", "Misty", "Impressions", and "Oh You Crazy Moon". The bonus tracks make for an album that's almost twice as long as the original! CD
(2005 Verve master edition.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyLast Trio Session ... CD
Delmark, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wynton Kelly's last recording session – a trio side from 1968, with Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – not issued until later, after Kelly's death. The album's almost a return to the feel of his earlier Vee Jay albums with Chambers and Cobb – but tracks are a bit more open-ended than usual, with some more unusual titles in the mix. There's a total of 9 cuts in all – and titles include "Castilian Waltz", "Say A Little Prayer For Me", "Kelly's Blues", and "When Love Slips Away". CD
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Takes Charge ... CD
Riverside/Capitol, 1959. Used ... $6.99
A hardbop classic from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his harder to find albums from the Riverside days! The set has Cannon playing without his usual group, in the context of an all-star batch of players that includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – who he worked with in his time with Miles Davis – plus occasional guest rhythm work by Albert and Percy Heath. The set's strong and straight ahead – a good bridge between Cannon's early Mercury recordings, and his later albums for Riverside and Capitol – tightly crafted solos with a good deal of soul, Adderley holding down all the horn work on the record. Titles include "If This Isn't Love", "Serenata", "Poor Butterfly", "I Remember You", and "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star". CD also features 2 bonus alternate tracks! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $5.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". CD includes two alternate takes. CD
(OJC pressing.)

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John ColtraneColtrane Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $64.99
The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the same groove as Trane's later Prestige years – with rhythm mostly from Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – carving out some sharp lines for Coltrane to cascade over on tenor sax. Yet there's also a new sense of darkness here too – one that moves into edgier territory, and which isn't nearly as settled in as before. These qualities sneak out of both original numbers like "Harmonique", "Fifth House", and "Like Sonny" – as well as standards like "My Shining Hour" and "Little Old Lady". And they really come to the forefront on the classic "Village Blues" – the one track that features the new Coltrane group of McCoy Tyner, Steve Davis, and Elvin Jones! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing without deep groove. Cover has light surface wear, small split on the bottom, small area of faint stain droplets.)

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John ColtraneGiant Steps (2LP 60th Anniversary Edition – 180 gram pressing with bonus tracks) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99 32.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! Great 2LP version – with a completely new mastering of the record, bonus notes, and a full set of unreleased outtakes and alternates – including "Naima (alt)", "Like Sonny (alt)", "Count Down (alt)", "Syeeda's Song Flute (alt)", "Giant Steps (incomplete alt take 1)", and two more takes of "Giant Steps". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisBallads ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... $1.99 2.99
Early 60s material, compiled here in a well-annotated package from the mid 80s. Players include Hank Mobley, George Coleman, Victor Feldman, Wynton Kelly, and orchestral backings from Gil Evans. Titles include "Song #2", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Wait Till You See Her", "Corcovado", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisIn Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used ... $1.99
Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live dates, but still pretty open and exploratory – and in addition to Davis' sparkling work on trumpet, the album also features some killer tenor lines from Hank Mobley – working here as a key part of Miles' group, and blowing with a hell of a lot of soul. Rhythm is by the rock-solid trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "Neo", "So What", "Fran Dance", and "Well You Needn't". CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis – Live Europe 1960 Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Excellent material from a live European tour – performances that show just how much Miles Davis and John Coltrane had grown as musical partners since recording Kind Of Blue! The tracks here are all nice and long, and have some especially great solos from Coltrane, who was really furthering his voice at the time – in a group that features the classic Davis rhythm trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! Material is from a performance at the Olympia in May, and in Stockholm in March – and titles include long takes of "Walkin", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues", and two takes of "So What". CD

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Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Sparkling live work from Miles Davis – and a set that captures both sides of his talents on Columbia at the time! Half the material features a smoking quintet – with Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the other half of the date features a larger orchestra led by Gil Evans – in the modern mode that make the Miles/Evans collaborations sound so great on some of the pair's studio records! Together, the material offers up a beautiful live portrait of Davis' early 60s genius – allowed a bit more space to roam in the live setting, on titles that include "So What", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "No Blues" – all taken at a bit of a faster clip than in the studio, as Miles was wont to do in a live performance! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK CBS pressing in a flip-back cover, bent a bit around the edges, with faint ink stamps and stained spots in back, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis In Person Friday & Saturday Nights At The Blackhawk – Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used 4 CDs ... $48.99
Originally a 2LP set, but now a 4CD package – with 14 previously unissued tracks! Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live dates, but still pretty open and exploratory – and in addition to Davis' sparkling work on trumpet, the album also features some killer tenor lines from Hank Mobley – working here as a key part of Miles' group, and blowing with a hell of a lot of soul. Rhythm is by the rock-solid trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "Neo", "So What", "Fran Dance", and "Well You Needn't". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisOlympia – 20 Mars 1960 Part 2 ... CD
Trema (France), 1960. Used ... $4.99 9.99
Miles Davis on trumpet – with John Coltrane on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Tracks include nice extended readings of "Walkin" and "Bye Bye Blackbird", plus shorter takes of "Round About Midnight", "Oleo", and "The Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisSomeday My Prince Will Come ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... $49.99
The tenor sax here makes the album a standout – as John Coltrane still works with Miles Davis on 2 tracks for the record, but Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley joins in on the rest! The approach is similar to that of the classic Coltrane/Davis years – and in a way, the record's kind of a swan song to that period – one of the last studio session that Miles would cut in such an unabashedly sweet and lyrical way. And while Mobley's always better known for his harder-blown notes at Blue Note, he sounds totally great here next to Davis – really keeping up the gentle spirit and spaciousness of the record, and working with a gentleness that surpasses even his work on the legendary Soul Station album. Rhythm is by the trio of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and titles include Miles' classic version of "Someday My Prince Will Come", plus "Old Folks", "Teo", "Drad-Dog", and "Pfrancing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK black and silver label pressing on Fontana. In a flip-back cover with yellowed tape on the seams and spine, and a few ink stamps on the back. Vinyl has a small spot that plays with light noise at the beginning of side 1, but plays fine otherwise)

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Miles DavisSomeday My Prince Will Come (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1961. Sealed ... $109.99 129.99
The tenor sax here makes the album a standout – as John Coltrane still works with Miles Davis on 2 tracks for the record, but Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley joins in on the rest! The approach is similar to that of the classic Coltrane/Davis years – and in a way, the record's kind of a swan song to that period – one of the last studio session that Miles would cut in such an unabashedly sweet and lyrical way. And while Mobley's always better known for his harder-blown notes at Blue Note, he sounds totally great here next to Davis – really keeping up the gentle spirit and spaciousness of the record, and working with a gentleness that surpasses even his work on the legendary Soul Station album. Rhythm is by the trio of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and titles include Miles' classic version of "Someday My Prince Will Come", plus "Old Folks", "Teo", "Drad-Dog", and "Pfrancing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 80s pressing!)

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneLive In Stockholm 1960 ... CD
Dragon/Secret (France), 1960. Used 2CD ... $11.99 14.99
Essential material pulled from a legendary set of shows in Stockholm from 1960. The group features Miles and Coltrane alongside Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Most of the tracks are nice and long and include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues Theme", and "Walkin" – plus a short 2-part interview with Coltrane. CD
(1989 French pressing with a blue cover.)

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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960/1985. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD
Also available In Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD 28.99

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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99 29.99
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD
Also available In Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD 19.99

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Miles Davis/Thelonious MonkMiles & Monk At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1958/1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A slightly misleading record – but a great one nonetheless! From the title and cover, you might imagine that Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis were sharing the stage together at the Newport Jazz Festival – but instead, the album actually features separate performances by each artist – actually even recorded 5 years apart! The Miles Davis recording is from 1958 – a great year that has John Coltrane working with the group, alongside Wynton Kelly on piano, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – performing lively versions of "Ah Leu Cha", "Straight No Chaser", "Fran Dance" and "Two Bass Hit". The Monk material is even more unique – recorded in 1963, with Monk's usual quartet of Charlie Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums – joined by the legendary Pee Wee Russell on clarinet – recently revived in jazz at the time, and displaying surprisingly modernist tendencies! Both Monk tracks are long – and include versions of "Nutty" and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, PC 8978. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $23.99
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in a flipback cover - with some wear & aging, tape repair spot on opening & center spine.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy In Greece ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $24.99
Dizzy's in Greece, looking very cool in a fez on the cover – and really wailing hard with a larger group that includes Billy Mitchell, Charlie Persip, Lee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, and Phil Woods! The mode here is still quite boppish, despite the larger size of the ensemble – but Dizzy also manages to bring in some of those wonderfully rich colors that were coming into his later work – a tonal depth that's completely amazing, and which pushed Gillespie way past his simple roots of the 40s, into a space that made him one of the most expressive jazz leaders of the 50s. The horn charts alone are totally great – and Dizzy's got a wonderful talent for letting the key soloists step out with a really strong voice in the set – and although short, the tunes have an incredible reach overall. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Yesterdays", "Groovin' High", "Hey Pete", "Arnnie's Dance", and "Groovin' for Nat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, and a split top seam.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy's Diamonds – The Best Of The Verve Years (3CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Mid 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $9.99
A wonderful assortment of Dizzy Gillespie work from the Verve years – small combo, big band, bebop, and wonderfully groovy! Other players include Kenny Barron, Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Wynton Kelly, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, and Sonny Rollins. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, & OthersSittin In ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A great little jam session from Verve – done in a style that's looser and freer than some of the JATP albums, and with a smaller group overall! Players include Stan Getz, Paul Gonsalves, and Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, and Wynton Kelly on piano – plus bass by Wendell and drums from JC Heard. There's a rougher, more spontaneous quality here than even on some of the other Norman Granz jam session records – a feel that's almost more "real" overall, as if you were catching the players all working together in a club. Each side features 2 long tracks – one upbeat and one mellow – and the tenor interplay alone is worth the price of the record! Titles include long takes on "Dizzy Atmosphere" and "The Way You Look Tonight" – plus 2 additional ballad medleys! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear, a small bit of an old sticker, and a bit of pen. Vinyl is nice.)

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Benny GolsonBenny Golson's New York Scene ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $8.99
An excellent album recorded during the height of Benny Golson's powers as an arranger and tenor soloist! Benny leads two groups – a quintet and a nontet – both of which feature players that include Art Farmer, Wynton Kelly, Sahib Shihab, Gigi Gryce, and Paul Chambers – working with arrangements by Golson and Gryce that are very much in the spirit of Benny's classic The Modern Touch album – with a similar blend of tight conception and soulfully confident solo work! Titles include sharp arrangements of many Golson originals – like "Step Lightly", "Whisper Not", "Blues It", and "Just By Myself" – plus a good reading of Gryce's "Capri". CD
(OJC pressing.)

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Benny GolsonBest Of Benny Golson ... CD
Concord/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
Featuring Art Blakey, Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers, Kenny Dorham, Ray Drummond, Art Farmer, Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Gigi Gryce, Barry Harris, Eddie Henderson, JJ Johnson , Wynton Kelly, Marvin Smitty Smith, Arthur Taylor, and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Paul GonsalvesGettin' Together ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Hard edged jazz stuff, featuring the great tenorist in a spare (and rare) setting away from Duke Ellington's band. Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Nat Adderley, and Sam Jones lay down a nice soulful groove with a deep bottom, and Gonsalves plays with warmth and imagination throughout. The set includes two of Babs Gonzales' great compositions: "Low Gravy" and "Gettin' Together". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonBallad Album ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Older material from Dexter Gordon – with players who include Barry Harris, Wynton Kelly, Cedar Walton, or Hank Jones on piano – plus Freddie Hubbard or Thad Jones on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album

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Grant GreenFirst Session (previously unreleased) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $13.99 16.99
Grant Green's first-ever session as a leader – recorded by Blue Note in 1960, and not issued until decades later! The set features Green's guitar playing in a piano quartet, with rhythm by Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – about as fine a backing trio as Green could hope to find. We're not sure why Blue Note didn't issue this material at the time – perhaps because they were trying to break Green as R&B-inflected soul jazz player, and this set had more of a straight jazz quality (like his Sunday Morning album) – but whatever the case, it's all here now, along with 2 other tracks from a 1961 session with Sonny Clark on piano. Titles include "Seepin", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Just Friends", "Woody N You", and an early recording of "Grant's First Stand". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing with a small cutout notch through the spine.)

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Johnny GriffinBlowing Session (aka Johnny Griffin Vol 2) (Non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A stellar early Johnny Griffin recording for Blue Note, and one that features him in a larger group with Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, John Coltrane, and Wynton Kelly. As the "blowing session" title might imply, this set features long tracks that let the players get in plenty of soloing (and, we might add, in a very competitive way!) The record is similar to the Prestige sessions of the same vintage and style, but recorded with a little bit more of the care and rehearsal that Blue Note provided. Cuts include "Ball Bearing" and "Smoke Stack". CD

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Johnny GriffinIntroducing Johnny Griffin ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $7.99
If you've ever needed a definition of hardbop, this is it! The set's a crack quartet session for Blue Note, recorded in the mid 50s by a young Johnny Griffin – fresh in from Chicago, and playing with tons of fire and loads of imagination! Wynton Kelly's on piano and Max Roach is on drums – and the excitement never stops as the group rolls their way through the tightly-crafted tunes on the set. And don't mistake the session as just a head-blowing album with no creativity – because the whole thing's incredibly precise, and the real charm is the way in which the razor-sharp group manages to twist and turn so deftly – yet still always plays with creative imagination and thoughtful solos! Cuts include "Mil Dew", "Chicago Calling", "These Foolish Things", The Boy Next Door", "Lover Man" and "It's Alright With Me". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Johnny GriffinSeven Classic Albums (Introducing Johnny Griffin/A Blowing Session/Congregation/Big Soul Band/Johnny Griffin Sextet/Little Giant/Way Out)(4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), Late 50s. Used 4CD ... $11.99
Classic Riverside and Blue Note albums featuring John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Kenny Drew, Julian Priester, Pepper Adams, Max Roach, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... $5.99
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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King CurtisJazz Groove (New Scene Of King Curtis & Soul Meeting) ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A nice 70s reissue two-fer that brings together two sides of jazz King Curtis cut for Prestige. The first set, The New Scene Of King Curtis finds him accompanied by Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Oliver Jackson – plus trumpet from Nat Adderley, billed on the back as "Little Brother" for contractual reasons! The 5 tracks are long and open, with less of King's tenor tricks, and more of a laidback Gene Ammons-ish style of blowing: "Little Brother Soul", "In A Funky Groove", "Have You Heard", "Da Duh Duh" and "Willow Weep For Me". The second LP is another rare early King Curtis jazz session – cut a few months later, but still before he settled down to his tight short soul instrumental recordings for Atlantic. The record is very much in the Prestige soul jazz style of the early 60s with Curtis set up nicely in a group that features Nat Adderley and Wynton Kelly again, but with Sam Jones and Belton Evans in the rhythm section, and it holds together in an easy grooving way. There's 6 tracks in this set: "Soul Meeting", "Lazy Soul", "All The Way", "Jeep's Blues", "What Is This Ting Called Love?" and "Do You Have Soul Now?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Roland KirkDomino ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $12.99
A key early album from reedman Roland Kirk – at set that really has him strongly finding his voice in jazz, and transforming most of modern music in the process! The set's a perfect illustration of the way that Roland could swing with soul, yet still reach out with bold new ideas too – mixing up work on tenor sax, manzello, stritch, flute, and even nose flute – instruments often played at the same time, with this amazing multi-reed style that's really mindblowing – and which follows the soaring sheets of sound of the Coltrane generation, yet completely in its own way too! There's a sharp modern edge to most of the rhythms – thanks in part to the presence of Andrew Hill on piano and celeste on a few cuts – alongside from Vernon Martin on bass and Roy Haynes and Henry Duncan on drums – and a bit of additional piano from Wynton Kelly. The whole thing's amazing – one of those records that never fails to delight us – and titles include "3 In 1 Without The Oil", "ED", "Domino", "Meeting On Termini's Corner", and "A Stritch In Time". CD
(Verve Master Edition in an nice tri-fold digipak.)

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Roland KirkDomino (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... About October 19, 2022
A key early album from reedman Roland Kirk – at set that really has him strongly finding his voice in jazz, and transforming most of modern music in the process! The set's a perfect illustration of the way that Roland could swing with soul, yet still reach out with bold new ideas too – mixing up work on tenor sax, manzello, stritch, flute, and even nose flute – instruments often played at the same time, with this amazing multi-reed style that's really mindblowing – and which follows the soaring sheets of sound of the Coltrane generation, yet completely in its own way too! There's a sharp modern edge to most of the rhythms – thanks in part to the presence of Andrew Hill on piano and celeste on a few cuts – alongside from Vernon Martin on bass and Roy Haynes and Henry Duncan on drums – and a bit of additional piano from Wynton Kelly. The whole thing's amazing – one of those records that never fails to delight us – and titles include "3 In 1 Without The Oil", "ED", "Domino", "Meeting On Termini's Corner", and "A Stritch In Time". CD

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Abbey LincolnThat's Him! ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $5.99
One of Abbey Lincoln's earliest albums – an all star session recorded with backing by Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach! Abbey's still pretty straight at this point – singing a variety of wispy love songs and emotional tunes – but she's also bringing a bit more feeling to the material than most singers of her generation – hinting at the sharper tones that would come just a few years later in her work! And given the strength of the sidemen alone, the album's already a cut above most jazz vocal records from the time – but really takes on a strong voice when Abbey opens up on some of the best numbers on the set. Titles include "Strong Man", "My Man", "That's Him", "Don't Explain", "I Must Have That Man", and "When A Woman Loves A Man". CD

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Johnny LytleLoop/New & Groovy ... CD
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch upwards of $40 when we get them in – and they fly right out the door as soon as they hit the web. Loop is the rarer of Johnny Lytle's two albums for the obscure Tuba label from Detroit. Johnny's classic trio, with Peppy Hinnant on organ, is backed by a larger group that features Wynton Kelly on piano and Willie Rodriguez on conga. New and Groovy is very nicely stripped down - and the focus of the album is on down-and-dirty groovers, perfect for the jazzy stepper set that still digs Lytle loads! Loads of short groovy steppin jazz vibes cuts, like "The Loop", "The Man", "The Snapper", "Selim", and way way more! CD

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Blue MitchellBlue Soul ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $8.99
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is great, and the set has a nice mix of lyricality and hard bop groove. 9 numbers in all, including "Minor Vamp", "The Head", "Top Shelf", "Blue Soul", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Park Avenue Petite", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Nica's Dream", and "Waverly Street". CD
(Early 90s OJC pressing.)

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Hank MobleySoul Station (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... $5.99
One of the key classics from the hardbop years of Blue Note – the kind of album that really set the label apart from the rest at the time! Soul Station is a deceptively simple album that has tenor giant Hank Mobley playing standards and originals in a quartet with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Blakey on drums– a spare and simple group, but one with a direct energy that's really amazing – in a way that makes for some of Mobley's best solos on record! The tracks here are all relatively basic in construction, but this territory allows all players to really relax and open up – especially Mobley, who really dominates the proceedings with some well-blown lines on tenor. Blakey's work is great too – nicely restrained, and the date marks one of his last sessions ever as a sideman. Titles include "Soul Station", "Split Feelin's", "Dig Dis", and "This I Dig Of You". CD

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✨✧ Hank MobleySoul Station (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the key classics from the hardbop years of Blue Note – the kind of album that really set the label apart from the rest at the time! Soul Station is a deceptively simple album that has tenor giant Hank Mobley playing standards and originals in a quartet with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Blakey on drums– a spare and simple group, but one with a direct energy that's really amazing – in a way that makes for some of Mobley's best solos on record! The tracks here are all relatively basic in construction, but this territory allows all players to really relax and open up – especially Mobley, who really dominates the proceedings with some well-blown lines on tenor. Blakey's work is great too – nicely restrained, and the date marks one of his last sessions ever as a sideman. Titles include "Soul Station", "Split Feelin's", "Dig Dis", and "This I Dig Of You". CD
Also available Soul Station (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 5.99

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Hank MobleyWorkout (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... About October 19, 2022
One of the greatest albums ever from Blue Note tenor giant Hank Mobley – a set that really explodes in all the new directions Hank was taking in the 60s! Mobley in the 50s was already the stuff of legend – a tremendous soloist on tenor, and every bit his own man – firmly focused forward with a voice that was already tremendous – but which was turned towards a lot of new ideas with records like this! Both Mobley's phrasing and rhythmic construction are different here than a few years before – still every bit as soulful as ever, but able to open up with richer imagination, especially on the strong original tunes on the set. The group's great – a quintet that offers up both guitar from Grant Green and piano from Wynton Kelly – and rhythm is by the mighty team of Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, with plenty of room for solos – and titles include "Smokin", "Greasin Easy", "Workout", and "Uh Huh". CD

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Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2CD ... $3.99
Includes 25 tracks and features work with Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Smith, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryPlays The Blues – Compact Jazz ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Features guitarist Wes Montgomery working with Herbie Hancock and Wynton Kelly on piano, and Jimmy Smith on Hammond – plus some larger arrangements by Oliver Nelson! CD

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Wes MontgomerySilver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1965/1966. Used ... $2.99
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 MontgomerySmall Group Recordings (Smokin' At The Half Note/More) ... LP
Verve, 1965/1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A split LP – with one classic album, and a great organ date too! First up is all the material from Smokin At The Half Note, including some (then) unreleased tracks. The set is one of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six", "Impressions", "Misty", and "What's New". Side 4 of the package features two cookers recorded with Jimmy Smith on Hammond – "Mellow Mood" and "James & Wes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and price sticker remnants.)

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Lee MorganLee Morgan Vol 3 (RVG remaster edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $9.99
One of the hardest to find of the early Lee Morgan albums on Blue Note – and a very lyrical batch of hardbop tracks, played with a slightly exotic flair! Morgan's group on the date features melodic modernists Benny Golson on tenor and Gigi Gryce on alto sax – both of whom push Morgan past his youthful bop approach into more sensitive areas – especially Golson, who wrote and arranged the tunes on the date with a sublime mix of hardbop and deeper musical ideals! Rhythm is from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – and titles include a great reading of Golson's "I Remember Clifford", plus four other originals by Benny – "Hasaan's Dream", "Domingo", "Mesabi Chant", and "Tip Toeing". CD
(2007 RVG pressing.)

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Art PepperGettin' Together! (SACD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary, 1960. Used ... $32.99
One of Art Pepper's most classic sets for Contemporary – a record that puts him in the company of the Miles Davis rhythm section – Jimmy Cobb on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano – who make up 3/5 of a quintet that also includes trumpeter Conte Candoli! The tracks open up a bit more from some of Pepper's 50s work in LA – arguably a bit tighter at times, and possibly a bit more "classic" – at least to longtime fans of the set. There's a bit less edge here than on some of Art's other 50s dates, but the album's still a great one – with titles that are a mixture of originals like "Getting Together", "Diane", and "Bijou The Poodle", plus a few other strong numbers, like Chambers' "Whims Of Chambers" and Dory & Andre Previn's "Why Are We Afraid?" CD
(Out of print, hybrid SACD pressing – plays on regular CD players too!)

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Charlie Persip & His Jazz StatesmenDouble Or Nothin ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip – and a great record that you might have missed because Howard Rumsey's name is bigger on the cover than Charlie's! The album's one of Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Charlie's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNewk's Time (RVG Remaster Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
About as classic as you can get for Sonny Rollins during the 50s – from the cover right down to the incredible solos on the set! The album's got Rollins really stretching out – still not finding the freer trio mode of his Vanguard session, but still bringing in plenty of fresh ideas in both his phrasing and the construction of his tunes – way more than just the roots of his (still excellent) years as a boppish player. The group's nice and loose – with Wynton Kelly on soulful piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all able to snap into a groove when needed, but also letting Rollins really lay back into a solo too. Titles include the sublime "Asiatic Raes", plus "Namely You", "Tune Up", "Wonderful Wonderful", and "Blues For Philly Joe". If you've ever needed a record to convince you how great Rollins is, this might just be the one! CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) (non-RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... $5.99
Amazing early work from Sonny Rollins – the first of his tremendous Blue Note albums – and a record that really shows him taking off at the time! The record captures Rollins at a key turning point – emerging from his firey bop years, moving into a much more complicated, introspective tenor style that was a perfect showcase for his developing genius for improvisation – not as far out as in a few years to come, but already awash in imagination and creativity. The group here includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Max Roach on drums – but as with all Rollins Blue Note sessions, his tenor is the dominant force. Titles include "Bluesnote", "Plain Jane", "Sonnysphere", and "Decision". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie Rouse & Paul QuinichetteChase Is On (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1957. Used ... $24.99
A killer – and one of the greatest records ever cut on Bethlehem! Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette go head to head in a hard-blown session that's very different than most of the work on Bethlehem – grooving in a free-wheeling "chase" mode, as you might guess from the title – with lots of heavy tenor in the lead, cooking at a level that's more like a Prestige or Savoy session from the 50s! The group's as tight as can be – with some killer drum work from Ed Thigpen, and piano by either Wynton Kelly or Hank Jones. Titles include "The Chase Is On", "You're Cheating Yourself", "Knittin", "Tender Trap", and "When The Blues Come On". CD
(2004 Japanese pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi!)

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Dinah WashingtonDinah (Emarcy) ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
A great little small group session for Dinah Washington – more jazz-based than some of her earlier or later work, sung with a small combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Georgie Auld on tenor, and Herb Geller on alto. Tracks include "Look To The Rainbow", "Goodbye", "Ill Wind", "A Cottage For Sale", "Accent On Youth", and "Make Me A Present Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese Polygram pressing, EXPR-1036. Cover has light wear.)

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Dinah WashingtonJazz Sides ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A collection of mid-late 50s recordings with accompaniment by Clark Terry, Wynton Kelly, Max Roach, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jimmy Cleveland, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has some white paint spots at the top left corner and is stained along the opening and corners on the right.)

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Lester YoungPresident Vol 4 – Historical Masters ... CD
Jazz View (Italy), 1952/1953. Used ... $4.99
Lester Young on tenor saxophone, Jesse Drakes on trumpet, Gil Coggins and Wynton Kelly on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Joe Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those movies – cool jazz, vocal, and instrumental records that sometimes feature weird reworkings of more famous soundtrack numbers, sometimes lesser-known cuts from b-grade films, and sometimes fresh new spy numbers on their own! The style ranges from groovy guitar numbers to blaring jazzy tracks to slinky steppers that find a very cool balance between suspense and swing. Titles include "Dr Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" by The Supremes, "The Last Of The Secret Agents" by Nancy Sinatra, "Theme From Danger Man" by Red Price, "A Man Alone" by John Barry, "Deadlier Than The Male" by The Walker Brothers, "Burke's Law" by Wynton Kelly, "We Should've" by Cleo Laine, "Our Man Flint" by Billy Strange, "Theme From Where The Spies Are" by Jimmy Smith, "The Liquidator" by Shirley Bassey, "I Spy" by Roland Shaw, "Come Spy With Me" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "High Wire" by Brian Fahey. CD

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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley QuintetCannonball Adderley Quintet Plus ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An all-star set from Cannonball Adderley – a hip standout in his pre-Capitol years for Riverside! The "plus" in the title is pianist Wynton Kelly – who works with the group wonderfully on 4 of the album's 6 tracks – bringing in a slightly different feel on the keys than you might get from some of Cannon's other albums – slightly lyrical at points, in a really great way. Rhythm is from the rock-solid team of Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and of course Nat Adderley's also in the group on cornet, and Victor Feldman rounds out the ensemble on vibes, but also plays piano on the tracks that don't feature Kelly. There's a strong undercurrent of Adderley's Riverside soul jazz vibe on the set – and titles include "Arriving Soon", "New Delhi", "Winetone", "Well You Needn't", "Star Eyes", and "Lisa". CD

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✨✧ Julian Cannonball AdderlyJulian Cannonball Adderly (Everest) ... LP
Everest, 1950s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With guest stars John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, and Paul Chambers. Titles include "Wabash", "Tune Of the Hickory Stick", "Stars Fell On Alabama", and "Sleeper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by jazz, into a whole new level of expression! The backing is great – small combo, with featured musicians who include Bunk Shank and Paul Horn on reeds, and Victor Feldman and Wynton Kelly on piano – all working with moody, soulful arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment to Lorez' beautiful voice. Includes the cuts "Get Me To The Church On Time", "Satin Doll", "Show Me", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I'm Through With Love", and 5 more! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black rainbow label pressing. Cover has some surface & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sparkling live work from Miles Davis – and a set that captures both sides of his talents on Columbia at the time! Half the material features a smoking quintet – with Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the other half of the date features a larger orchestra led by Gil Evans – in the modern mode that make the Miles/Evans collaborations sound so great on some of the pair's studio records! Together, the material offers up a beautiful live portrait of Davis' early 60s genius – allowed a bit more space to roam in the live setting, on titles that include "So What", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "No Blues" – all taken at a bit of a faster clip than in the studio, as Miles was wont to do in a live performance! 2CD set features the full concert in one package – including material issued on the More From Carnegie Hall record – 11 tracks in all. CD
Also available Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe ... CD
New Sound Planet (Italy), 1960/1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two tracks, "Untitled Medley", over 42 minutes recorded in 1967 with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, and "All Of You", recorded in 1960 with Sonny Stitt, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmie Cobb, is almost 15 minutes long. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisSomeday My Prince Will Come (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The tenor sax here makes the album a standout – as John Coltrane still works with Miles Davis on 2 tracks for the record, but Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley joins in on the rest! The approach is similar to that of the classic Coltrane/Davis years – and in a way, the record's kind of a swan song to that period – one of the last studio session that Miles would cut in such an unabashedly sweet and lyrical way. And while Mobley's always better known for his harder-blown notes at Blue Note, he sounds totally great here next to Davis – really keeping up the gentle spirit and spaciousness of the record, and working with a gentleness that surpasses even his work on the legendary Soul Station album. Rhythm is by the trio of Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and titles include Miles' classic version of "Someday My Prince Will Come", plus "Old Folks", "Teo", "Drad-Dog", and "Pfrancing". Includes the bonus tracks "Blues No. 2" and "Someday My Prince Will Come (alt take)". CD
(Still sealed with promo sticker)
Also available Someday My Prince Will Come ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Benny GolsonModern Touch ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The modern touch indeed! You can't get any more classic Benny Golson than this – a sublime late 50s album that features Benny with a sextet, working out amazing versions of the sorts of material that set him apart from every other jazz arranger of the time! The tracks here are complicated, yet have a rootsy soulfulness that makes them instantly compelling – and Benny's tone on tenor sax is sharp and angular, yet also has a raspiness that gives it a degree of honesty you wouldn't expect from a budding young modernist. The rest of the players – Max Roach, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, JJ Johnson, and Kenny Dorham – are equally great, too – and amidst Benny's arrangements, they come together as if they'd been playing in this format for years! Titles include "Out Of The Past", "Venetian Breeze", "Reunion", "Hymn To The Orient", and "Blues On Down". CD

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✨✧ Benny GolsonModern Touch ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The modern touch indeed! You can't get any more classic Benny Golson than this – a sublime late 50s album that features Benny with a sextet, working out amazing versions of the sorts of material that set him apart from every other jazz arranger of the time! The tracks here are complicated, yet have a rootsy soulfulness that makes them instantly compelling – and Benny's tone on tenor sax is sharp and angular, yet also has a raspiness that gives it a degree of honesty you wouldn't expect from a budding young modernist. The rest of the players – Max Roach, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, JJ Johnson, and Kenny Dorham – are equally great, too – and amidst Benny's arrangements, they come together as if they'd been playing in this format for years! Titles include "Out Of The Past", "Venetian Breeze", "Reunion", "Hymn To The Orient", and "Blues On Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – SMJ 6070m)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonTurning Point ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible, and oft-overlooked album from the great Benny Golson – and one of the few early albums that really point the way to his huge run of work for decades to come! The style here is a bit looser, and more open than some of Golson's previous albums – less of a focus on arrangements, and more on the spontaneous interplay between his tenor and the crack rhythm section – which features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – a dream lineup who really make the record sparkle. But the real star of the show is Golson – who's hitting this raspy, soulful tone he never had before – much freer of soul jazz formalities, and with a modern edge that's wonderful – as you'll hear on titles that include "Alone Together", "Turning Point", "Stella By Starlight", and "Dear Kathy". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese stereo pressing – EXPR-1021. Cover has some ringwear and light aging.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinJohnny Griffin Vol 2 (aka A Blowing Session) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar early Johnny Griffin LP for Blue Note, and one that features him in a larger group with Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, John Coltrane, and Wynton Kelly. As the "blowing session" title might imply, this set features long tracks that let the players get in plenty of soloing (and, we might add, in a very competitive way). Similar to the Prestige sessions of the same vintage, but recorded with a little bit more of the care and rehearsal that Blue Note provided. 4 tracks "Ball Bearing", "The Way You Look Tonight", "All The Things You Are" and "Smoke Stack". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing – a great copy! Cover has a very tiny cut corner, but is fantastic overall.)

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✨✧ Jimmy HeathNice People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little collection of some classic hard bop from Jimmy Heath, with a few of the sides of some the stuff he recorded with larger ensembles thrown in for good measure, pulled together in the 80s, once the OJC family of labels came under the Fantasy umbrella. Heath's Riverside recordings of the late 50s and early 60s is some of our favorite material on the label, recording with a soulful, hip edge and fiery hard bop energy. This collection pulls numbers from The Thumper, Really Big!, The Quota, Triple Threat, Swamp Seed and On The Trail, and feature a host of top notch players, including Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Pat Patrick, Cannonball Adderley, Julius Watkins, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, and brothers Percy and Albert Heath. Tracks include "Nice People", "Who Needs It?", "The Picture Of Heath", "Down Shift", "Lowland Lullaby", "Dew & Mud", "Wall To Wall" and "All The Things You Are". CD includes two bonus tracks "Goodbye" & "Swamp Seed". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady Sings the Blues ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". CD
(2007 Verve Originals digipack pressing.)

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✨✧ Steve LacySoprano Sax ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Steve Lacy – a record that was nearly as important to the soprano sax in jazz as it was to Lacy in his career! In one record, Lacy almost single-handedly takes the soprano sax into the modern age – working before Coltrane and others to push the instrument from its more frequent use in trad jazz, and unlock its beautiful potential as a modernist solo vehicle. The setting here is relatively spare, with piano from Wynton Kelly, bass from Buell Niedlinger, and drums from Dennis Charles – and titles include "Alone Together", "Work", "Easy To Love", "Rockin In Rhythm", and "Day Dream". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBlue Soul (Keepnews collection with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is great, and the set has a nice mix of lyricality and hard bop groove. 9 numbers in all, including "Minor Vamp", "The Head", "Top Shelf", "Blue Soul", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Park Avenue Petite", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Nica's Dream", and "Waverly Street". Contains 3 bonus tracks; "Mirror Vamp (take one)", "Park Avenue Petite (take one)" and "Blue Soul (take two)". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Blue Soul ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Hank MobleySoul Station (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the key classics from the hardbop years of Blue Note – the kind of album that really set the label apart from the rest at the time! Soul Station is a deceptively simple album that has tenor giant Hank Mobley playing standards and originals in a quartet with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Blakey on drums– a spare and simple group, but one with a direct energy that's really amazing – in a way that makes for some of Mobley's best solos on record! The tracks here are all relatively basic in construction, but this territory allows all players to really relax and open up – especially Mobley, who really dominates the proceedings with some well-blown lines on tenor. Blakey's work is great too – nicely restrained, and the date marks one of his last sessions ever as a sideman. Titles include "Soul Station", "Split Feelin's", "Dig Dis", and "This I Dig Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Features new remastering from Kevin Gray!)
Also available Soul Station (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Sonny RedOut Of The Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing set from altoist Sonny Red – a player who hardly ever got to make any albums as a leader, and who really burns brightly on this Blue Note classic! Red's got a tone on alto that's as deep and sharp as most tenorists of his generation – extremely soulful, but with a really raspy edge that's almost modern at times – a combination that's quite unique, and which makes his playing on a few key albums well worth tracking down. This album's one of the best of Sonny's few dates on record – and it features the saxophonist working with two different groups – both headed by Wynton Kelly on piano, and with either Sam Jones or Paul Chambers on bass, and either Roy Brooks or Jimmy Cobb on drums – a hell of a great rhythm lineup, no matter how you slice it! Both groups are right on the money, and the whole album swings very nicely – and titles include "Alone Too Long", "The Lope", "Nadia", "Bluesville", and "Blues In the Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and gatefold cover!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNewk's Time ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for Sonny Rollins during the 50s – from the cover right down to the incredible solos on the set! The album's got Rollins really stretching out – still not finding the freer trio mode of his Vanguard session, but still bringing in plenty of fresh ideas in both his phrasing and the construction of his tunes – way more than just the roots of his (still excellent) years as a boppish player. The group's nice and loose – with Wynton Kelly on soulful piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all able to snap into a groove when needed, but also letting Rollins really lay back into a solo too. Titles include the sublime "Asiatic Raes", plus "Namely You", "Tune Up", "Wonderful Wonderful", and "Blues For Philly Joe". If you've ever needed a record to convince you how great Rollins is, this might just be the one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing! Cover has some very light wear, but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins (Blue Note Re-Issue Series) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956/1957. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 70s two-fer that includes the rarest of all the Sonny Rollins Blue Note sessions – and possibly the best! The 1956 session captures Rollins at a key turning point – emerging from his firey bop years, moving into a much more complicated, introspective tenor style that was a perfect showcase for his developing genius for improvisation. He's playing here in a quintet with Wynton Kelly, Donald Byrd, Gene Ramey, and Max Roach – but as with all Rollins Blue Note sessions, his tenor is the dominant force. The 1957 session is classic as it comes for late 50s Blue Note – and a key meeting between Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk! The group on the set features Rollins and Monk with JJ Johnson, Paul Chambers, and Art Blakey – all of whom push things more in the direction of Blue Note's sound of the time, then Monk's own recordings of the period for Riverside. But the contrast of modes makes for a really startling sound – one that has Monk "monking" it up next to the straighter rhythm section, and bringing out some more modern tones in Rollins' tenor work. Titles include "Bluesnote", "Plain Jane", "How Are Things In Gocca Morra", and "Decision" from 1956 and "Why Don't I", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", "Misterioso", and "Reflections" from 1957. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing early work from Sonny Rollins – the first of his tremendous Blue Note albums – and a record that really shows him taking off at the time! The record captures Rollins at a key turning point – emerging from his firey bop years, moving into a much more complicated, introspective tenor style that was a perfect showcase for his developing genius for improvisation – not as far out as in a few years to come, but already awash in imagination and creativity. The group here includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Max Roach on drums – but as with all Rollins Blue Note sessions, his tenor is the dominant force. Titles include "Bluesnote", "Plain Jane", "Sonnysphere", and "Decision". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has minimal wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) (RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing early work from Sonny Rollins – the first of his tremendous Blue Note albums – and a record that really shows him taking off at the time! The record captures Rollins at a key turning point – emerging from his firey bop years, moving into a much more complicated, introspective tenor style that was a perfect showcase for his developing genius for improvisation – not as far out as in a few years to come, but already awash in imagination and creativity. The group here includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Max Roach on drums – but as with all Rollins Blue Note sessions, his tenor is the dominant force. Titles include "Bluesnote", "Plain Jane", "Sonnysphere", and "Decision". This newly remastered edition features additional notes and photos! CD
(Still sealed.)
Also available Sonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) (non-RVG Edition) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Don SleetAll Members ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only session we've ever seen by trumpeter Don Sleet – an early 60s talent who played in the group of drummer Lennie McBrowne, and who's working here with an all-star quartet that includes Jimmy Heath on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! Sleet's style is quite nice – well-focused at all the right moments – but the real winner on the album is Heath, who solos in an edgey mode that really holds our attention, and which is in the best raspy style of his early work! Titles include "All Members", "The Hearing", "Brooklyn Bridge", and "Fast Company". CD
(2001 OJC pressing. Tray card has a crease and one of the spines is separated, but has been reattached with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Frank StrozierFantastic Frank Strozier ... CD
Vee Jay/Koch, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal early recording from one of our favorite reed players ever! In the late 1950s, the young Frank Strozier came up to Chicago from Memphis, along with his longtime friend, pianist Harold Mabern. The two of them both settled nicely in the city's MJT+3 combo, where they proceeded to recorde some incredible hardbop sessions for Vee Jay. During that same time, Strozier began to emerge as a strong soloist and a competent leader in his own right, and Vee Jay gave him a much-needed crack at this debut album. The session's a perfect showcase for Strozier's lyrical beauty, and given the quality of the work, it's a wonder he was never more famous. The group's a quintet, and Strozier's ably teamed with Booker Little, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Titles include "WK Blues", "A Starling's Theme", "Off Shore", "Lucka Duce", and "Tibbit". The CD includes the bonus tracks "Waltz Of The Demons (alternate take)" and "Off Shore (alternate take)". CD
(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres Box Vol 10, 11 & 12 – Live & Private Recordings In Chronological Order (3 CD set) ... CD
Jazz Up/New Sound Planet, 1952/1953. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
31 songs. Joined by Wynton Kelly, Jessie Drake, Earl Knight, Connie Kay and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese stereo pressing – SMJ 6122. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)
Also available Things Are Getting Better (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceModern Jazz Perspective (Jazz Odyssey) ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The second of two early LPs that the Byrd and Gryce team cut for Columbia – and the more obscure of the two by far! This one features the group's groundbreaking format – a mixture of hardbop and modern jazz, always swinging, but angularly carved, with striking tones and colors that recall the best mid 50s Mingus. The difference, though, is that 4 tracks also feature some vocals by Jackie Paris, a hip singer who's at his best here – vocalizing with way better material than he often got on his own albums, singing on the tracks "Now Don't You Know", "Elgy", "Early Byrd", and "Early Morning Blues". The rest of the group features Wynton Kelly, Art Taylor, and Wendell Marshall – but more than anything else, it's Gryce's unbelievable tone on alto that really makes the record cook. Why couldn't he have played like this forever? We love it to death! Other tracks include "Satellite", "Social Call", and "Steppin Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Cover has surface wear and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ James Clay & David Fathead NewmanSound Of The Wide Open Spaces ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Texas tenors locked in hard formation! The set's a wonderfully stripped-down set that has James Clay and David Fathead Newman playing head-to-head in a rootsy Texas tenor style jazz session – one that's a bit more open-ended and earthy than some of the faker tones on Newman's early work for Atlantic! The setting is nicely relaxed – New York blowing session, taken down south – and rhythm is from a trio that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, with lots of focus on the solos – and the set includes two hip compositions by Babs Gonzales – "Wide Open Spaces" and "Figger-ation" – plus the titles "Some Kinda Mean", "What's New", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieNight In Tunisia ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Mid 50s recordings with Dizzy's big bands, with sidemen that include Quincy Jones, JJ Johnson, Hank Mobley, Lucky Thompson, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Billy Mitchell, Candido, Al Grey, and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
(60s VSP pressing. Cover has staining on the opening.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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 versions of "Stairway To The Stars" and "Delilah". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Bags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (Keepnews collection with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 versions of "Stairway To The Stars (take 2)", "Stablemates (take 2)", "Jingles (take 8)", and "Delilah (take 3)". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Bags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside/Victor (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 versions of "Stairway To The Stars" and "Delilah". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Bags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Clifford JordanIn The World (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Strata East/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious albums ever recorded from Clifford Jordan – a totally righteous little effort that was the first installment in the legendary Dolphy Series on the Strata East label! The set has Jordan working with a larger group than usual – an all-star array of players that includes Kenny Dorham and Don Cherry on trumpets, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Wilbur Ware and Richard Davis on bass, and drums from Roy Haynes, Ed Blackwell, and Albert Heath. The titles are originals by Jordan – long numbers that flow out slowly as they build up new musical ideas – all in a style that's somewhat laidback and spacious, very organic, and a bit like some of the best early 70s Impulse material by Archie Shepp. Album features 4 long tracks – "872", "Vienna", "Doug's Prelude", and "Ouagoudougou". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... 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
(70s Japanese pressing SMJ-6069. Cover has edge wear and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Miles Davis with Sonny StittLive In Paris – 1960 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1960. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from a sometimes-overlooked chapter in the career of Miles Davis – a time when Sonny Stitt was briefly filling the tenor sax role that was more famously held by John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter! Stitt in any group is always a treat – and here, working with Miles, he turns in some of his most far-reaching solos of the period – very different than the shorter, more economical work of his studio albums – and even different than some of his longer-form material on Prestige to come! Stitt really rises to meet Miles in spirit – maybe in part because of the rest of the group features the famous rhythm trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – moving hard and with a great sense of modal energy, on titles that include "Four", "All Of You", "No Blues", "Two Bass Hit", "Walkin", "Autumn Leaves", "So What", "If I Were A Bell", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing – on limited clear vinyl, individually numbered edition of 1000 copies!)

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✨✧ Miles Davis QuintetAll Of You – The Last Tour 1960 (4 CD set) ... CD
Acrobat, 1960. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Live recordings from the 1960 European tour with a group that features John Coltrane on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. CD

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonJazz Round Midnight ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With 17 tracks including "Star Dust", "Willow Weep For Me", "Darn That Dream", "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)", "Don't Explain", and "Unforgettable". Includes work with Clark Terry, Wynton Kelly, Jack Wilson, Clifford Brown, and Quincy Jones. CD
 
 
 



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