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ZZ TopBest Of ZZ Top ... LP
London, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Warner.)

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ZZ TopEl Loco (hot pink colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
A bit later in the classic run of ZZ Top – but still before they somehow became the mid-80s darlings of MTV! Titles include their classic "Tube Snake Boogie" – plus "Ten Foot Pole", "Leila", "Don't Tease Me", "Heaven Hell Or Houston", "Groovy Little Hippie Pad", "Party On The Patio", "Pearl Necklace", "It's So Hard", and "I Wanna Drive You Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – on hot pink colored vinyl!)

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ZZ TopEliminator ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ ZZ TopFandango ... LP
London, 1975. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Texas boogie badassery from the great ZZ Top – the follow-up to the absolutely killer Tres Hombres! One side features the trio doing what it does best – slaying a live audience, this one at The Warehouse in New Orleans – and the other side features a handful of hard grooving studio tracks. Here ZZ Top proudly promises "hot, spontaneous and presented to you honestly, without the assistance of studio gimmicks." Later on they'd wholy embrace those gimmicks, but boy, did they ever kill it in the mid 70s without that stuff! Includes "Thunderbird", the greasy "Backdoor Medley", "Nasty Dogs And Funky King", "Tush" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ ZZ TopGreatest Hits ... CD
Warner, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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ZZ TopRio Grande Mud (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
London/Rhino, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Classic work from this Texas trio – pulled from a time when they were still super-hip, and one of the freshest mainstream things to come from their scene! The mix of blues roots and psych influences here is wonderful – much rawer than in the group's later years, with a strong link in sonic intensity to the 60s Texas garage/psych scene – thanks to mindblowing work on guitar from the young Billy Gibbons! Titles include "Bar B Q", "Whiskey N Mama", "Francine", "Just Got Paid", "Ko Ko Blue", "Chevrolet", "Mushmouth Shoutin", and "Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell". LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right exclusive. Mud brown colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ ZZ TopTejas ... LP
London, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
ZZ Top at the height of their powers – proudly stating their Texas roots on the cover, but also transforming them strongly with their music too! The trio's completely on fire – Dusty Hill on vocals and bass, Frank Beard on drums, and the legendary Billy Gibbons on vocals, guitar, harmonica, and even a bit of fiddle – on titles that include "El Diablo", "It's Only Love", "Arrested For Driving", "Ten Dollar Man", "She's A Heartbreaker", "Asleep In The Desert", "Pan Am Highway Blues", "Avalon Hideaway", and "Snappy Kakkie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tri-fold pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Tejas (purple colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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ZZ TopTejas (purple colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
London/Rhino, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
ZZ Top at the height of their powers – proudly stating their Texas roots on the cover, but also transforming them strongly with their music too! The trio's completely on fire – Dusty Hill on vocals and bass, Frank Beard on drums, and the legendary Billy Gibbons on vocals, guitar, harmonica, and even a bit of fiddle – on titles that include "El Diablo", "It's Only Love", "Arrested For Driving", "Ten Dollar Man", "She's A Heartbreaker", "Asleep In The Desert", "Pan Am Highway Blues", "Avalon Hideaway", and "Snappy Kakkie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive – on purple colored vinyl! In a format that replicates the original cover design too.)
Also available Tejas ... LP 16.99
 
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✨✧ Record CollectorIssue 490 – March 2019 ... Magazine
Record Collector, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This issue's got a great cover feature on David Bowie in 1969 – the year of "Space Oddity" and so many other great moments – as summed up in a long talk with Tony Visconti, plus memories from other contemporaries too! The issue also has articles on Blue Oyster Cult, The Ruts, John Mayall, New Order, ZZ Top, Bill Nelson, and Mercury Rev – plus a feature on essential blues albums by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, and a list of 40 key prog rock collectables! There's plenty more too – a mountain of reviews, record news and all the magazine's great regular columns. Magazine
 
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Mo HorizonsMusic Sun Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Agogo (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
It's been a few years since we last heard from Mo Horizons – a group who first sprang onto the scene many years ago with a great style of blending clubby elements with more global influences! This time around, they're even more globally-conscious than before – not just dropping in the odd bossa rhythm of jazzy line on top of a groove – and instead working in a range of languages, rhythms, and instrumentation – all augmented by a wide mix of guest artists that includes Noam Bar, Ivan Camelo, Coneccion Bogota, Mr Morski, Stoyan Royanov, Nene Vasquez, and Tricky Patrick – all of whom leave their mark on the music. If you liked Mo Horizons before, you'll find even more to love here – as the sound is a lot more mature and complex, on titles that include "Gypsy Ghetto Feel", "Hang Loose", "Little Mouse", "Wagabunga Dance", "Mo Space (part 2)", "Rhythm Is A Dancer", and "Ella Dice". CD features the bonus track "Inner Melody (Mo Horizons alt instrumental rmx)" by Pavlov with A Angelides. CD
Also available Music Sun Love (with bonus tracks) ... LP 30.99

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Mo HorizonsMusic Sun Love (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99
It's been a few years since we last heard from Mo Horizons – a group who first sprang onto the scene many years ago with a great style of blending clubby elements with more global influences! This time around, they're even more globally-conscious than before – not just dropping in the odd bossa rhythm of jazzy line on top of a groove – and instead working in a range of languages, rhythms, and instrumentation – all augmented by a wide mix of guest artists that includes Noam Bar, Ivan Camelo, Coneccion Bogota, Mr Morski, Stoyan Royanov, Nene Vasquez, and Tricky Patrick – all of whom leave their mark on the music. If you liked Mo Horizons before, you'll find even more to love here – as the sound is a lot more mature and complex, on titles that include "Gypsy Ghetto Feel", "Hang Loose", "Little Mouse", "Wagabunga Dance", "Mo Space (part 2)", "Rhythm Is A Dancer", and "Ella Dice". Vinyl features three bonus tracks – "Little Mouse (inst)", "Rhythm Is A Dancer (Bogota radio inst)", and "Inner Melody (Mo Horizons alt instrumental rmx)" by Pavlov with A Angelides. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music Sun Love (with bonus track) ... CD 16.99

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Karl ZeroSongs For Cabriolets & Otros Tipos De Vehiculos ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2000. New Copy ... $14.99
A really cool little record – one with an imagined retro vibe, but done at a level that stands far above most other efforts of its type! The album features older Latin, lounge, and jazz styles topped by the unique vocal mode of Karl Zero – who kind of sings and speaks, mostly in French – with a level that makes the whole thing feel a lot more late 50s than you'd guess from the date of the recording – right down to an impeccable production style that makes all the right elements sound just the right way! Maybe its the Frenchness of Karl Zero that really makes the whole thing work – as he's got an instant charm that really wins us over – but we'll let you decide for yourself, on titles that include "La Panse", "El Bodeguero", "Rico Vacilon", "Ca Va Ca Va", "Varka Sto Yalo", "Torero", "Inouis", and "If Love Is Good To Me". CD

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Harry BabasinHarry Babasin & The Jazz Pickers ... LP
Mode, Late 50s. Very Good ... $39.99
An excellent set of 50s west coast chamber jazz – featuring a quintet that includes Harry Babasin on cello, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Demsey Wright on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums. The pairing of cello and vibes in the frontline is really great – and with additional support from guitar, the instruments really swing nicely on the set. The album's the sort that you might miss, because the Premier label was sort of a budget operation – but it's a really nice little side that grooves with a keen late 50s approach that's very much in the manner of similar albums on Dawn or Bethlehem – but arguably better, as it's recorded with an open feel, and some really great sound. Titles include "Hoppy", "De Ge", "On Bear Hill", "Pee Wee", and "Wingo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with the deep groove! Cover has a split top seam and discoloration from age.)

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Les BaxterJungle Jazz ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the mighty Les Baxter – and one of the few from his Capitol years that really has a strong jazz component! The approach here is similar to Les' classic African Jazz set – with lots of rootsy percussion at the core, maybe more than usual for Baxter – mixed with larger instrumentation, plus a bit of vibes and other percussion – all topped with the soulful tenor of Plas Johnson, whose sound her really brings the whole thing together! The mix of jungle exotica and tenor is completely sublime – and titles include "Amazon Falls", "Coco", "Isle Of Cuba", "Jungla Brava", "Go Chango", and "Blue Jungle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and splitting.)

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Heinie BeauMoviesville Jazz ... LP
Coral, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
An obscure west coast session led by reedman Heinie Beau – a player who mostly recorded with film orchestras of the 50s, but who sounds great here in the company of better-known LA names like Howard Roberts, John Graas, Don Fagerquist, Buddy Collette, and Red Callender! The style here is a bit like some of Graas' albums of the time – especially for Decca – tightly arranged, with lots of bold colors and rhythms – but still plenty of space for breakout solo moments on flute, alto, trumpet, tenor, and other reeds. Beau's conception is really wonderful – filled with modern influences, but always strongly swinging – almost in the jazz soundtrack mode you might expect from the title! Tracks include "The Three Heads Of Adam", "In Your Private Eye", "Scotland Yardbird", "The Cool Tin Roof Story", "Moonset Boulevard", "Gullible Travels", and "The Gina Pastrami Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam and mostly split top seam.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersHard Bop ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A killer album – one of Art Blakey's best non-Blue Note sides, and a blinding set of hard-driving jazz that well earns its title! The group is one of Blakey's pre-Timmons/Morgan/Shorter ones – with Jackie McLean on alto, Bill Hardman on trumpet, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Sam Dockery on piano – and they come together here with a sense of fire and imagination that tops even some of their other work for labels like RCA or Argo during the same stretch. Blakey's sense of timing and poise is in full force here – giving the younger players plenty of room to do their thing, which also includes contributing a number of key tracks to the set! Titles include a stellar reading of Jackie McLean's great composition "Little Melonae", plus the tracks "Cranky Spanky", "Stella By Starlight", and "Stanley's Stiff Chickens". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $8.99
Great early genius from the Clarke Boland Big Band – proof that Kenny and Francy were onto something great, right from the start! The album really has the group hitting the heights of their MPS years – stretching out way past earlier big band modes, into the hip mix of rhythms and soulful solos that made the ensemble unlike any other group in the 60s – a really groundbreaking approach to their music, delivered by a range of top-shelf players! Arrangements are by Boland, who also plays piano – and other group members include Benny Bailey and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpets, Derek Humble on alto sax, Carl Drewo and Zoot Sims on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax and flute, and Ake Persson on trombone – plus rhythm from the rock-solid duo of Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the Latin-tinged "Los Bravos", and more great originals by Boland – including "Volutes", "The Styx", "Charon's Ferry", and "Box 703 Washington DC" – plus versions of "Gloria" and "Last Train From Overbrook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing with AT etch. Cover has a cutout hole and some light staining on the back.)

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Paul DesmondPaul Desmond With The Modern Jazz Quartet – The Only Recorded Performance ... LP
Finesse, 1971/1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A rare pairing, and a great one too – as Paul Desmond joins the Modern Jazz Quartet for a unique live set from the early 70s – with a great sound that's even more wonderful than we expected! Desmond is always great no matter what the setting – but he sounds especially nice working here alongside the mix of piano and vibes offered by the MJQ – in a style that's subtle, but never as sleepy as some of their other records from the period, thanks to some sharper edges from Desmond. The alto sax really brings something new to this record – carving out snakey little lines that glow and glimmer with a nicely subdued soul – and in a way, the MJQ really just seem to be holding back in a role where they're Paul's accompanists, and not the main stars of the set. Titles include "Greensleeves", "Blue Dove", "You Go To My Head", "East Of The Sun", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Bag's Groove", and "Jesus Christ Superstar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of flaking on the top seam.)

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Moppa ElliottJazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band ... CD
Hot Cup, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
The mighty Moppa Elliott steps away from his better-known group for a triple-length solo project – leaving behind the spirit of Mostly Other People Do The Killing, and heading into a trio of different modes on his own! The first third is from a "jazz band" – with a mix of well-played, soulfully lyrical tunes featuring Sam Kulik on trombone, Danny Fox on piano, Charles Evans on baritone, Christian Coleman on drums, and Moppa himself on bass – a set that features some very strong interplay between Kulik and Evans, both players we don't know at all. Next is "rock band" music – sounds that are more jazz funk, but do have guitar and organ in the mix, often taking more of a tuneful lead – but also paired up with tenor too, used in ways that are as inspired by soul instrumental styles of the 60s than any rock music at all. The last set features a "dance band" – but one that's really more of a funk band overall – with strong rhythms at the bottom, driven by Moppa's bass – topped with trumpet from Nate Wooley, trombone from Dave Taylor, baritone from Kyle Saulnier, and a mix of saxes from Matt Nelson and Bryan Murray – all moving nicely over some chunky rhythms. The 2CD set is evenly divided up into three albums – and titles include "Oreland", "St Mary's Proctor", "Slab", "Can't Tell Shipp From Shohola", "Punxatawney", "Minersville", "Stone Hill", "Quarryville", "Waddle", "Geiger", "Sparks", "Energy", and "Bangor". CD

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs/Mary Lou WilliamsJazztime USA – Vol 1 ... LP
Brunswick, Early 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
One side of work by Gibbs' sextet – with Don Elliott on mellophone, Howard McGhee on trumpet, and Horace Silver or Billy Taylor on piano. One side by the orchestra of Mary Lou Williams – with Morris Lane on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing with deep groove. Cover has a some tape over a split bottom seam & part of the top seam.)

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Dizzy GillespieAfro ... LP
Verve, 1954. Very Good ... $79.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's finest Afro-Cuban moments! The material on this album has been issued under a few different titles over the years, but this is the early Afro package – the one that features a beautiful David Stone Martin cover, and a title that really gets at the Latin influences in the material. The centerpiece of the record is a side-long workout on the "Manteca" theme, played by Diz and a group that includes Lucky Thompson, Wade Legge, Charlie Persip, and Jose Mangual – all grooving hard in a sound that virtually defines the term of cubop! The other tracks on the album are great too – versions of "Caravan", "Con Alma", and "Night In Tunisia" – all done in a Latin jazz mode, with some nice flute solos by Gilberto Valdes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and mostly split bottom seam, still looks nice with minimal wear and aging.)

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Dizzy GillespieLive With The Mitchell-Ruff Duo (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Book Of The Month, 1982. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has some wear and aging, split corner with clear tape, and a tear in the top edge held with clear tape.)

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Dizzy GillespiePortrait Of Duke Ellington ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good- ... $6.99
A portrait of Duke, done by Dizzy – and one that's got a whole different feel than you might think! Gillespie's working here with arrangements by a young Clare Fischer – who takes Ellington's themes and recasts them with an even deeper sense of color and tone – one that pushes the already-modern themes of the numbers into a whole new realm of sound, and uses the horn passages to carve things out a lot differently than Duke might have done! The result is a wonderfully striking session – one with familiar melodies that unfold in a whole new way – and which showcases some great phrasing from Dizzy, over rhythms by a combo that features Hank Jones, George Duvivier, and Charlie Persip – playing alongside a group of larger horns. Titles include "Perdido", "Caravan", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", and "Chelsea Bridge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has marker on the back and a split on the top seam held with clear tape.)

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Dizzy GillespieWorld Statesman ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A real gem from the height of Dizzy's big band years at Verve – a stunning little set that features a hip larger group that includes Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Rod Leavitt, Phil Woods, Ernie Wilkins, and Billy Mitchell. The groove here is well-orchestrated, well-placed soul – with less of the playful bop touches of earlier sides, and more of a hiply modern style that shows Dizzy stretching out in larger shades of color and tone. And while the "World Statesmen" cover and image might make you wary of some gimmick on the set, the album's key Gillespie through and through – a deft turn away from the styles of the bop years, into a world of sound that would support his career strongly for years to come! Titles include "Tour De Force", "Doodlin", "Night In Tunisia", "The Champ", "My Reverie", and "Dizzy's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Norgran pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some splitting in the spine, and a bit of gloss separation at the opening.)

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Dizzy Gillespie & Gonzalo RubalcabaGillespie En Vivo ... LP
Areito (Cuba), 1985. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Some of the funkiest Dizzy Gillespie work from the 80s – an album recorded in Cuba with a mix of players from the US and Havana! The groove takes off nicely from some of Diz's best work on labels like Perception and Pablo in the 70s – a bit more updated at times, but still pretty wonderful – with all long tracks that have electric bass bubbling under the rhythms, and keyboards on the top – creating a slightly funky current, even when the tunes are somewhat straight. Players include Walter Davis on piano, Sayyd Abdul Al-Khabyyr on baritone and clarinet, Arturo Sandoval on trumpet, Gonzalo Rubalcaba on piano, Manuel Valera on alto, Hilario Duran on synthesizer, and Rafel Carrasco on flute. 4 lengthy tracks: "Blues Walk", "Miela & Hanay", "Con Alma" and "Manteca". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is wavy from moisture.)

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Gus Giordano, Alan Swain OrchestraJazz Dance Session ... LP
Orion, 1960s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear and aging, a small tear at the bottom on front, some splitting in the top seam, small stain on one corner, and some pen on back.)

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GutsStop The Violence ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe the best work so far from one of the hippest beatmaking collectives on the European scene – on a record that definitely has some of the righteous power you'd guess from the title! As before, the approach is rooted in hip hop, but also has a lot more going on too – lots of musical elements that include some keyboards from Florian Pellissier, who we love for his jazz work – and some other live instrumentation on horns at a few points. The album features both instrumental and vocal versions of all the tracks – and titles include "Stop The Violence", "Pick Me Up", "Everybody Wants To Be A Star", "Ain't Perfect", and "Drummer's Delight". CD

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ZZ HillGreatest Hits ... CD
Malaco, Early 80s. Used ... $5.99
Titles include "Cheatin In The Next Room", "Stop You From Givin Me The Blues", "Friday Is My Day", "Someone Else Is Steppin In", "Down Home Blues", and "Right Arm For Your Love". CD

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✨✧ ZZ HillMan Needs A Woman ... LP
Topline (UK), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Milt JacksonOpus De Jazz ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Good+ ... $1.99
One of the best-known 50s jazz sessions from the Savoy label – a laidback classic that's a great illustration of the label's shift in modes after the early bop years! The setting here is relatively informal – with Milt Jackson as the ersatz leader, working almost in blowing session mode with hip players who include Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Eddie Jones on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – all players who relax into a groove wonderfully, and really open up on the album's four long tracks. Titles include the classic reading of "Opus De Funk", plus "Opus Pocus", "You Leave Me Breathless", and "Opus & Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has heavy wear and splitting with clear tape along the top and bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Paul JacksonBlack Octopus ... LP
East World, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Rare Japanese-only session by the monster bassist of The Headhunters – a killer set that masterfully toes the line between heavy jazz funk and a looser soul jazz vibe! Paul Jackson leads a group that includes fellow Headhunter Bennie Maupin, and other jazz funk legends like Herbie Hancock, Alphonse Mouzon, Webster Lewis, and Ray Obiedo. Includes some nice vocals by Jackson, too, sweetly backed by Japanese singers Yuka Kamebuchi and Mari Kaneko. Excellent funky tunes in the best 70s Herbie Hancock tradition, especially the great "Funk Times Three", which starts with a nice break, and the cuts "Tiptoe Thru The Ghetto" and "Burning In The Heat (Of Your Love)" and the 2 part "Black Octopus". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Volume 6 ... LP
Verve, 1947. Good+ ... $2.99
Full LP issue of one of Norman Granz's most successful early JATP events, billed as the "new" number 6, and collecting sides previously issued as volumes 8, 9 and 10 on 10"s. The recording is of the 1947 Midnight Concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring players that include Howard McGhee, Illinois Jacquet, Bill Harris, Flip Philips, Hank Jones, and Ray Brown. The album contains three long jamming tracks – "Perdido", "Mordido", and "Endido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has wear with split top and bottom seams held with fraying old tape.)

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Jazz At The Philharmonic All-StarsJATP All-Stars At The Opera House ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
Great long jam session work, very heavy on tenor sax – with appearances by Stan Getz, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, and Flip Phillips – plus Sonny Stitt on alto! Tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Stuffy", "Merry Go Round", and "The Slow Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the top seam, sticker on the opening, and a light scrape across the front with some marker filling in worn spots.)

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Jazz CrusadersFreedom Sound ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Used ... $11.99
Sublime early soul jazz from the Jazz Crusaders – a seminal set that really has the group taking off right away! The use of "freedom" in the title is well placed – as the set definitely shows the players stretching out a bit on their solos – hinting at the magic that would move even more forward during their Lighthouse recordings – while still hanging onto the great groove that took them from Texas to the top of the LA scene! Every player's got a key presence here – Wilton Felder on tenor, Wayne Henderson on trombone, Joe Sample on piano, and Stix Hooper on drums – and the set also features some guest rhythm work from Jimmy Bond on bass and Roy Gaines on guitar, both of whom bring a nice pulse to the set. Titles include "The Geek", "Freedom Sound", and "Coon". CD
(Out of print, a few tracks are highlighted on the traycard artwork.)

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JazzanovaPool ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
It feels like quite some time since we've last heard from Jazzanova – a group who were continually exploding our musical horizons back at the end of the last century, and who really seem to have evolved their sound in more recent years! This double-length set has a tremendous sense of scope – as the group have long moved past the jazz rhythms of their name, into worlds that easily embrace hip hop, contemporary soul, and other current styles – served up here with help from a top-shelf lineup of guests, including Jamie Cullum, Oddisee, Paul Randolph, Olivier St Louis, Charlotte OC, David Lemaitre, Nah Slee, Pete Josef, and Rachel Sermanni – each of whom give their tracks a slightly different vibe than the others. Titles include "Summer Keeps On Passing Me By", "Now", "Rain Makes The River", "Follow Your Feet", "Heat Wave", "It's Beautiful", "Everything I Wanted", "Let's Live Well", "I'm Still Here", and "No 9". CD

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Jazzovy Orchestr Cechoslovenskeho RozhlasuJazz Ze Studia A (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1976. Used ... $6.99
Searing sounds from one of the coolest ensembles working on the Czech scene of the 70s – a group who mix big band modes with sweet electric touches – in a style that's like some of the hipper acts on the MPS label at the time! The approach is very much like a Clark Boland Big Band sound, but with more keyboards – as the group features lots of Fender Rhodes from Karel Ruzicka, plus some electric guitar and bass – alongside strong solos from Laco Deczi and Vaclav Tyfa on trumpets, Svatopluk Kosvanec on trombone, Petr Kral on tenor and soprano sax, and Frantisek Kryka on baritone! The sound is sometimes a bit funky, but mostly more concerned with the flowing colors and tones of the group – a beautiful mix that really comes through strongly, on titles that include "Stare Koreni", "Mhlavo Destivo", "Vychod Slunce", "Tuturilla", and "Ogarske Hry". CD features three unreleased bonus tracks – "Chutovka", "Zlato Pro Tenistu", and "Rytmus Velkomesta". CD

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✨✧ JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, & Willie DenJazz Workshop Vol 1 – Trombone Rapport (10 inch LP) ... LP
Debut, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $39.99
One of the best early albums on the legendary Debut label – a unique 4 trombone session that features the talents of JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, and Willie Dennis – all set to rhythm by the trio of John Lewis on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The players all get plenty of room to solo – stretching out nicely on the tracks, and resisting the popular multi-trombone style of ensemble work of the time. Much more hard-burning than you'd guess from other sessions of the time – with titles that include "Move", "Stardust", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Plays with some surface noise. Cover has some wer and aging, masking tape holding the top seam, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Christopher Komeda (Krzysztof Komeda)Rosemary's Baby (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dot/La La Land, 1968. New Copy ... $6.99
An amazing little soundtrack – one that's as spooky and eerie as the film for which it was written, and which was also one of the few American recordings issued by Polish jazz great Krzysztof Komeda! The core of the album is an especially haunting theme – one hummed as a lullaby by Mia Farrow on the title, and which is repeated often throughout – a dreamy little number that had a surprising life long beyond the film and this album, in a number of different versions on the market. We still like the original best – and especially appreciate Komeda's blend of soft jazz, odd electronics, and some darker atonal passages – all of which combine here to make the record a masterpiece throughout – on a level that easily matches the best from Morricone at the time! Titles include "Panic", "What Have You Done To Its Eyes", "Dream", "Expectancy", "Lullaby", "The Coven", and "Main Title". This expanded version is incredible – with 24 more bonus tracks (!!!!!), including the full film score on top of the original album – with lots of cool "ritual" tracks – and the source music, and even some tracks from the 45 of the main theme! Great sound, amazing booklet – and the best-ever CD reissue! CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)

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Lawson Haggart Jazz BandJelly Roll's Jazz ... LP
Decca, 1951. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Small black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging and clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Billy Maxted & His Manhattan Jazz BandDixieland Manhattan Style ... LP
Cadence, 1955. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Cover has a small split on the top seam and a spot of tape on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz DisciplesRight Down Front ... LP
New Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of those great obscure moments in the Prestige Records catalog of the 60s – a record by a really obscure local group, and not just another set in the studio by one of the bigger names of the time! The combo hail from Cinnicinnatti, and feature Curtis Peagler on tenor and alto sax – a player who'd become famous decades later under his own name, but who's already a hell of a sharp talent in this group. William Kelly plays this amazing instrument called a normaphone – a valve trombone in the shape of a saxophone, and which has a deep brass sound to it – which makes for a very unique quality throughout the set! William Brown plays piano, Lee Tucker is on bass, and Wilbur Jackson is on drums – and the group really live up to the promise of their name – in this mix of new sounds and gutbuckety soul – on titles that include "Kelley's Line", "Hapnin's", "Right Down Front", "Ros-Al", and "Along Came Cheryl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear, clear tape holding the top seam, and some light stains on back.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetComplete Last Concert ... CD
Atlantic, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match. Milt Jackson's vibes are chromatically aligned in this amazing way with the piano of John Lewis – and somehow the live recording seems to bring out even more tones in the bass of Percy Heath, who feels an even stronger presence here than usual. Connie Kay's work on drums are a masterpiece of percussive understatement – and titles include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Summertime", "The Cylinder", "Blues In A Minor", and "One Never Knows". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetConcert In Japan '66 ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. Near Mint- 2LP ... $38.99
An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material – and titles include "Really True Blues", "The Cylinder", "Midsommer", "Animal Dance", "For Someone I Love", "Ralph's New Blues", "Pyramid", "Home", "Winter Tale", "Blues Milanese", and "Bag's Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi! Cover has one light mark near the top, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match. Milt Jackson's vibes are chromatically aligned in this amazing way with the piano of John Lewis – and somehow the live recording seems to bring out even more tones in the bass of Percy Heath, who feels an even stronger presence here than usual. Connie Kay's work on drums are a masterpiece of percussive understatement – and titles include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Summertime", "The Cylinder", "Blues In A Minor", and "One Never Knows". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gerry MulliganConcert Jazz Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Great large group material from Gerry Mulligan – and a record that definitely defines the sound of his famous Concert Jazz Band of the early 60s! The group features a four part sax section – headed by Mulligan, with other players that include Zoot Sims on tenor, Gene Allen on baritone, Gene Quill on alto, and Dick Meldonian on alto – and the set also features work by Nick Travis and Conte Candoli on trumpets, and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and trombone – shading in some nice colors to the group's tone-heavy approach! Titles include "Out Of This World", "Sweet & Slow", "Bweebida Bobbida", and "Manoir Des Mes Reves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has soem wear splitting and tape along the top seam.)

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Fats Navarro/Tadd DameronModern Giants Of Jazz ... LP
Ozone, 1948. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has a mostly split top seam an center split in the bottom seam.)

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OK JazzDJ Qbico Plays Franco & The OK Jazz Vol 1 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Qbico (Italy), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
DJ Qbico spins tracks from his collection of rare work by OK Jazz – that important West African combo of the 60s and 70s, whose music helped transform a generation! There's elements in the rhythms that feel as if they floated over from Havana – and the instrumentation is heavy on guitar in the grooves, but also features wonderful saxophone lines over the top – not entirely the jazz you might expect from their name, but still mighty nice! Titles include "Motema Na MJ", "Merengue", "Ku Kisantu Kikusenda Ko", "Ba OK Batele Wo", and "Asili Abebi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies!)

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Charlie ParkerBird At St Nicks (Jazz Workshop) ... LP
Jazz Workshop, 1950. Very Good ... $29.99
Posthumous issue of an early 50s live set by Charlier Parker – one of the many that were rushed to the public in the years after his early death. The set, like many of the other live ones from the time, isn't recorded that well – but the music is still pretty wonderful. There's a real focus on Bird in the way the microphone was set up – so although you hear the rest of the band comping in the background, the album almost works like a session of solo sax work by Parker – as his alto is right out front in the mix, playing with a faltering style at times – but in a way that only seems to deepen our vision of his genius. Players include Red Rodney on trumpet and Al Haig on piano – and titles include "Ornithology", "Star Eyes", "Visa", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE – The inner labels are detached but are included. Cover has some aging, worn corner, clear tape on the top seam, and gloss peeling along the opening.)

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Charlie ParkerJazz Perennial – Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 ... LP
Verve, 1949. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of our favorite of Verve's "genius of" collections of Charlie Parker's work – largely because it includes some wonderful and oft-overlooked vocal tunes! 4 of the tracks on the set feature Bird blowing with a vocal chorus arranged by Dave Lambert – in a style that shouldn't work, but does – thanks to Lambert's keen bop sensibilities (heard here before his Lambert Hendricks & Ross years), and to players in the group that include Hal McKusick, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus. Other tracks have Parker either playing in a quartet with Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, and Hank Jones – or in a different group with Kenny Dorham and Tommy Turk. Titles include "Cardboard", "Visa", "Segment", "Passport", "Diverse", "I'm In the Mood For Love", "If I Love Again", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove, trumpeter logo pressing. Cover has light wear and a split top seam held with aged tape.)

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Aladar Pege/Joachim & Rolf Kuhn/Andrzej Trzaskowski/Pim JacobsJazz Jamboree 64 Vol 1 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
The Jazz Jamboree in 1964 was a great meeting of modern jazz talents from across the European scene – not the sort of hokey event that usually comes with a "jamboree" in the title – but instead a top-shelf jazz festival with a killer lineup of under-exposed musical geniuses! This first volume begins with sublime sounds from the duo of Joachim Kuhn on piano and Rolf Kuhn on clarinet – brothers who'd already recorded strongly on the German scene, but who are also hitting some of their more modern moments here – with an especially strong modal current provided by a great Polish rhythm trio – as they open up on "So What", "Flight 847", "Solar", and "Get Out Of Town". Next are a number of tunes from the fantastic Hungarian bassist Aladar Pege – one of the hippest East European talents of the time, working in a trio that features Polish modernist Wojciech Karolak on piano – on titles that include "Perdido", "You Go To My Head", and "Folk Blues". The Tomasz Stanko tune "Quints" is performed by a group led by pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski, with Stanko on trumpet and Janusz Muniak on soprano and tenor – and the set's rounded out by a long take on "Django" by the trio of pianist Pim Jacobs. CD

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Florian PellissierBijou Voyou Caillou – From Jazz Club To Night Club ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
The best album yet from one of the hippest groups working on the French scene today – a group that really explodes with modal and spiritual energy that take us back to the 70s – but who also have a lean, focused sense of delivery that's all their own! The group's led by Florian Pellissier on piano, but is a strongly cohesive unit that also features this brilliantly bold bass work from Yoni Zelnik, plus drums from David Georgelet, saxes from Christophe Panzani, and trumpet from Yoann Loustalot – all players with just the right sense of tone and color to match Pellissier's vision! The album features a bit of guest work – vocals from Arthur H on two tracks, and Antony Joseph on one more – plus guest percussion throughout – on titles that include "Bijou Voyou Caillou", "Hibou Bleu", "Boca", "Colchiques Dans Oles Pres", "Espion", and "Colosse De Rhodes" – plus a great version of the Azymuth classic "Jazz Carnival". CD

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Portena Jazz BandVol 5 ... LP
Trova (Argentina), 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has very light wrinkles near the top.)

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Bill PottsJazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A stone cooker – and one of the best versions of Porgy & Bess recorded in a jazz format! It's a slightly-forgotten fact that at the time of the big late 50s film version of Porgy & Bess, there was a bit of trouble with the soundtrack – so the market was flooded with other versions of Gershwin's score in a hope to fill the void. This is one of the best of that bunch – a very well-done set of tunes arranged and conducted by Bill Potts, recorded with a strong set of soloists that include Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Charlie Shavers, Bob Brookmeyer, and Harry Edison. Tracks are the usual batch of Porgy & Bess numbers – "I Loves You Porgy", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "My Man's Gone Now", "A Woman Is A Sometimes Thing", "Summertime" – all woven together wonderfully in a rich tapestry of sound, with some particularly evocative solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe limited edition pressing, #A 8, with booklet. Cover has a half split top seam and some surface wear.)

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Sun RaSuper-Sonic Jazz ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1956. Used ... $4.99
The first album on Saturn! Despite the futurism that the title of the set might imply, the material on this LP is actually some of Sun Ra's earliest, and dates back to the years when the Arkestra was first beginning to make itself heard in Chicago. That doesn't stop the material from being amazing, though, as these prime early tracks really show how strong Ra's vision was, even when it was being applied to material that might look more simple on the surface. Titles include "El Is A Sound Of Joy", "Medicine For A Nightmare", "Sunology", "Advice To Medics", and "Portrait Of The Living Sky". CD

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Dizzy Reece & Tubby HayesChanging The Jazz At Buckingham Palace ... LP
Savoy, 1956. Very Good+ ... $99.99
One of the rarest records on the Savoy label – and a crack session of British jazz featuring two of England's best players ever! The album's got a side of work apiece by Hayes and Reece – and the Hayes cuts are two long jammers with a laidback blowing session feel that works perfectly with his gutsy tenor. Players on those tunes include Harry South on piano and Dickie Hawdon on trumpet – and the titles are "Nicole" and "Hall Hears The Blues". The Reece material features a quartet on four tighter tunes, three of them Charlie Parker compositions ("Yardbird", "Blue Bird", and "Bluebird Number 2"), plus a mellow reading of "How Deep Is The Ocean". Reece's quartet features the great Phil Seamen on drums, and piano work by Terry Shannon, who's no slouch either! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has a 3 inch split in the top seam on the spine side, and a 3 inch center split in the bottom seam.)

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Enzo Scoppa EnsembleTo-Day's Jazz – Gemini Music Library ... LP
Penta Flowers (Italy), 1987. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A rare jazz set from Italian saxophonist Enzo Scoppa – best known to our ears for his Dire and sound library sessions from the 70s, as part of the legendary Santucci-Scoppa ensemble! This album's got a more relaxed and solo-focused jazz approach than Scoppa's earlier work – less funk, but still a top-shelf jazz set nonetheless – and instrumentation icnludes guitar, percussion, trombone, piano, and a bit of guest trumpet from Scoppa's old partner Cicci Santucci! Titles are all originals, and include "Rouf", "Day After Day", "Kiro Kiroci", "If I Think Of A Blues", and "Leonessa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from a sticker in one corner, and some other light wear.)

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Scorpions & Saif Abu BakrJazz Jazz Jazz ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A fantastic set from the Sudanese scene of the 70s – served up by a group who've definitely got all the jazz promised in the title, but who also have a special vibe that's all their own! The rhythms are nicely jagged – sometimes rolling and romping, almost with a South African jazz approach – other times a bit more stark, and almost always topped by superb reed lines that almost echo some of the Ethiopian jazz styles of the period – but again, with a very special sound of their own! A number of tunes have vocals – nicely snakey, and not entirely tied to the rhythms – and there's also lots of cool organ in the group, too – over riffing guitar that moves along strongly with the drums. The sound's a bit hard to sum up in words, but is every bit as cool as you could hope from the cover and title – and tracks include "Nile Waves", "Azzah Music", "Hilwa Ya Amoora", "Bride Of Africa", "Seira Music", "Saat Alfarah", and "Farrah Galbi Aljadeed". CD
Also available Jazz Jazz Jazz ... LP 19.99

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Scorpions & Saif Abu BakrJazz Jazz Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
A fantastic set from the Sudanese scene of the 70s – served up by a group who've definitely got all the jazz promised in the title, but who also have a special vibe that's all their own! The rhythms are nicely jagged – sometimes rolling and romping, almost with a South African jazz approach – other times a bit more stark, and almost always topped by superb reed lines that almost echo some of the Ethiopian jazz styles of the period – but again, with a very special sound of their own! A number of tunes have vocals – nicely snakey, and not entirely tied to the rhythms – and there's also lots of cool organ in the group, too – over riffing guitar that moves along strongly with the drums. The sound's a bit hard to sum up in words, but is every bit as cool as you could hope from the cover and title – and tracks include "Nile Waves", "Azzah Music", "Hilwa Ya Amoora", "Bride Of Africa", "Seira Music", "Saat Alfarah", and "Farrah Galbi Aljadeed". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Jazz Jazz ... CD 14.99

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Bud ShankJazz At Cal Tech ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A beautifully melodic session from Bud Shank – one of his great late 50s dates with reedman Bob Cooper – recorded in quintet format with an easygoing groove! Shank plays both alto and flute, and Cooper tenor and oboe – pairings that sound great hear as they shift back and forth throughout the set. Shank's got that nice edge in his alto here – a quality that's almost tenor-like at times – and Cooper's warmer tones make for a great accompaniment – in a group that features Claude Williamson on piano, Don Prell on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums. Titles include "The King", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Somebody Loves Me", "Old Devil Moon", and "Moonlight In Vermont". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam and discoloration from age.)

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Horace SilverHorace Silver & The Jazz Messengers ... LP
Blue Note, 1955. Very Good- ... $59.99
A record with Horace Silver on the cover, but a set that's really more of a Jazz Messengers date overall – as it features a smoking quintet that not only includes Art Blakey on drums and Doug Watkins on bass – but which also has some great frontline work from Hank Mobley on tenor and Kenny Dorham on trumpet! The group's got the rougher, less-iconic feel of the Messengers at their start – similar to their early live dates – but all the right energy is firmly in place, and maybe given even more direction under Silver's leadership and great ear for a tune! The writing is superb, especially on classics like "Doodlin", "The Preacher", "Hippy", and the amazing "To Whom It May Concern" – one of our all-time favorite tunes in the 50s Blue Note catalog – and the solos are all top-shelf too. A real Blue Note classic! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing, with deep groove, RVG/9M etches, and ear. Cover has some wear with a split spine and some tape residue along a partially split top seam.)

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Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, and OthersJazz Mission To Moscow ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Very Good- ... $0.99
Jazz from the heart of the cold war – not actually recorded in Moscow, but featuring a bunch of hip players on their return from a tour of the Soviet Union – a historic moment in which west met east, with some groovy jazz in the offing! Apart from the tenor of Zoot Sims and alto of Phil Woods, the record also features flute and alto from Jerry Dodgion, trombone from Willie Dennis, trumpets from Markie Markowitz and Jimmy Maxwell, and piano from Eddie Costa – and the set features arrangements from Al Cohn on tracks that hit the 5 minute range – tight at the top, with breakaway solos, as you might hear during some of the Cohn/Sims sides for RCA during the 50s! Titles include "Let's Dance", "Mission To Moscow", "The Sochi Boatman", and the obligatory "Russian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear and splitting.)

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Swingle Singers with the Modern Jazz QuartetEncounter – The Swingle Singers With The Modern Jazz Quartet (aka Place Vendome) ... LP
Philips, 1966. Very Good ... $0.99
An excellent set that has the vocal talents of the Swingle Singers backed by the sweet and mellow instrumentation of the Modern Jazz Quartet! Given that John Lewis & Co were essentially local residents in Paris for so many years, it's amazing it took them until 1966 to hook up with Ward Swingle's hip vocal group – but the album's more than worth the wait, as the MJQ really help open things up, and take the Swingles into more complicated territory than before. Milt Jackson's vibes are especially great alongside the groovy vocals – and titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Vendome", "When I Am Laid In Earth", "Air For G String", and "Three Windows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam, light wear, and light staining.)

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Clark TerryClark Terry's Big Bad Band Live At The Wichita Jazz Festival 1974 ... LP
Vanguard, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
A crowd-pleasing cooker from Clark Terry – a set recorded live before a very appreciative audience, and in a hipper 70s mode than you'd expect! The album's one of those great jazz efforts that was put together by Ed Bland – who seems to bring a nice sense of bounce, soul, and groove to the set – working with arrangements by Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, Ernie Wilkins, and others who manage to keep Clark out of hoke territory, and into a very tightly swinging 70s big band groove. Other players include Jimmh Heath, Phil Woods, Richard Williams, Charles Davis, and Duke Jordan – and the tunes are lively and soulful throughout! Titles include "Randi", "Cold Tater Stomp", "Sheba", "Mumbles", "Una Mas", and "Nefertiti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a peeled spot in the top right corner from sticker removal.)

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Hidefumi Toki & The Super Jazz TrioCity ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $38.99
A great trans-Pacific meeting of talents – as Japanese reedman Hidefumi Toki works here with the Super Jazz Trio of Tommy Flanagan, Reggie Workman, and Joe Chambers! The set's got the open, flowing sort of sound you'd expect from a Japanese piano trio session of the time – but it's made far greater by the presence of Toki – who works here on both alto and soprano sax at a level that really adds a lot to the record! The alto work is especially great – with sharper notes that cut nicely along the sweeter piano lines of Flanagan, and really deepen the soul of the record. Titles include the great extended number "Children Children", plus other Toki originals that include "Pumpkin Doll", "City", and "Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi & insert. Cover looks great, save for some light aging near the top seam.)

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Bobby TroupBobby Troup & His Stars Of Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1959. Good+ ... $4.99
Features work by Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Cooper on tenor, Paul Horn on flute, Bud Shank on alto, and Frank Rosolino on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam, mostly split bottom seam, and a small tear in the bottom corner.)

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Andrzej Trzaskowski/The WreckersAndrzej Trzaskowski – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 5 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99
Sublime early material from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a player who'd turn out to be one of the nation's most striking modernists a few years later – but who's heard here in some very swinging company on a set of recordings from 1962! The album has Trzaskowski in a few different modes – working in a trio, a quintet, and the especially wonderful Wreckers group – which also includes a young Zbigniew Namyslowski on alto sax and Michal Urbaniak on tenor – a player who's really tremendous on the instrument in the years before he more famously picked up the jazz violin! Urbaniak and Namyslowski are fantastic – really sharp, edgey, and completely mindblowing – every bit worth the price of admission as Trzaskowski's piano – and given the tunes here, which are both American jazz numbers and originals, you can really feel the Polish jazz scene ready to take off. Titles include "Full Stop", "Get Blues", "Transformation", "Requiem For Scott LaFaro", "High Fly", "Stella By Starlight", "Minority", "Introversion", and "Saint Vitus Dance". CD

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Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz TrioI'm Old Fashioned ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprising title – given that Sadao Watanabe was really stretching out a lot in the early 70s – but a fitting one too, as the set's a nice back-to-basics date from the amazing Japanese saxophonist! Sadao's working here with the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – a swingingly solid combo who really make things cook, even in a small space – sounding almost better here when topped by Watanabe's sharp-edged alto lines than on their own albums of the time! Sadao also plays a bit of flute, which is really a treat – and titles include "Confirmation", "Episode", "Gary", "3:10 Blues", "Chelsea Bridge", and "One For C". CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)
Also available I'm Old Fashioned ... LP 19.99

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Sadao Watanabe with the Great Jazz TrioI'm Old Fashioned ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A surprising title – given that Sadao Watanabe was really stretching out a lot in the early 70s – but a fitting one too, as the set's a nice back-to-basics date from the amazing Japanese saxophonist! Sadao's working here with the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – a swingingly solid combo who really make things cook, even in a small space – sounding almost better here when topped by Watanabe's sharp-edged alto lines than on their own albums of the time! Sadao also plays a bit of flute, which is really a treat – and titles include "Confirmation", "Episode", "Gary", "3:10 Blues", "Chelsea Bridge", and "One For C". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, EW-8037, with obi and insert. Obi has some aged spots.)
Also available I'm Old Fashioned ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Lyman Woodard OrganizationDon't Stop The Groove (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lyman/Uuquipleu, 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A killer little set from funky organist Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the standout stalwarts of the 70s Detroit jazz funk scene! The set features Lyman working in a live setting – grooving out over some mighty long tracks that blend jazz and soul together, in a style that's a bit like some of the best work on the Groove Merchant label from the mid 70s. Lyman himself plays organ on the set, and the group's a largeish one with some ensemble vocals on a few cuts, but a mostly instrumental sound overall. And if you're worried about the later date of the set, don't be – as Lyman cuts a nice lean groove into the whole set – coming up with a soulful sound that's expanded more than a smaller combo record, yet which also isn't too slick or overproduced! Marcus Belgrave plays trumpet on one track, and titles include "Don't Stop The Groove", "Theme In Search Of A Sports Spectacular", "Down Lowe", and "Djarum". CD features the previously unissued bonus tracks "Ron's Song" and "Kimba". CD

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Lyman Woodard TrioJazzy Weeknights Special ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1974/1993. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99
Rare work from one of the true powerhouse performers on the Detroit jazz scene – organist Lyman Woodard, famous for a few funk records in the 70s – but a musician who also gigged non-stop for decades in the Motor City! This double-length set features two performances, almost 20 years apart, by Woodard and his long-running trio with guitarist Ron English and drummer Leonard King – both wonderful performers, and working here with the same energy that Lyman had in his famous 60s trio with guitarist Dennis Coffey! The 90s set is every bit as wonderful as the 70s material – and together, the tracks show just how strongly a certain kind of funky, soulful jazz was alive and well out in the smaller clubs in urban America. Titles include "Kimba", "Don't Go Reaching Across My Plate", "Creative", "Love Theme From Spartacus", "All Blues", "Hold It", "Portrait Of Martha", "Red Top", "Don't Blame Me", and "You Make Me Feel Brand New". CD

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✨✧ Lyman Woodard TrioLive At The 1996 Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival ... CD
Corridor/Uuquipleu, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99
Late work from Detroit organ legend Lyman Woodard – and sounds that are still very much at the top of his game! The set's a trio date, with drummer Leonard King – who was on the classic Woodard Organization Records – and Lyman's still got that lean, slinky groove on the Hammond that's totally outta sight – a soulful, vibe that's quite different than mainstream organ jazz, and which has this chunky approach that's totally infectious right from the very first note! The group also features Robert Tye on guitar – and the three musicians work together with a lean sound that's mighty nice – with a vibe that even transforms the familiar tunes in the set. Titles include "Serenata", "Disco Tease", "Ain't That Good News", "The Breeze & I", and a medley of "Perry Mason Theme/You Don't Know What Love Is". CD

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Jack Wyatt TrioJazz Texas Style ... LP
Axbar, 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, split top seam, and small splits in the spine and bottom seam.)

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VariousAll-Stars Series Vol 3 – Modern Jazz ... CD
King (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
The best in modern jazz in Japan in the mid 50s – a smoking little record that features two different groups! Side one really cooks – thanks to work from Akira Miyazawa on tenor, Sadao Watanabe on alto, and Masao Yagi on piano – all great players who are really at the top of their game here – crackling with tight rhythms in energy that rivals the best Prestige or Blue Note hardbop of the time! The combo play versions of "Confirmation", "I'll Remember April", "East Of The Sun", and "Memories Of You". Side two features a different, larger group – an ensemble that's almost got a west coast feel at times, or maybe a groove that's like some of the best RCA ensemble sessions of the mid 50s. Players include Konosuke Saijo, Takeyasu Mori, Tadayuki Harada, and Tatsuro Watanabe – and titles include "Don't Be That Way", "Snafu", "Strictly Bass", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". CD
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VariousBackstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Fantastic grooves from the UK scene – most of them created during the better-known punk and post-punk years of the country – which might be why so many of them have remained so obscure over the decades! Yet taken together, these cuts represent a fantastic legacy in soul – upbeat grooves created by British artists who were clearly inspired by the hippest American jazz funk of the late 70s – working hard to create magical music with their own sort of voice, one that also occasionally borrowed elements from the unique post-colonial scene that was having an impact on other sides of English music. Many of the productions here are a bit less slick or smooth than American work of a similar nature – almost like some of the indie funky club 12" singles of the post-disco years – which is also when many of these cuts were created. As with the first fantastic volume, there's a great choice of cuts going on here – music that really illuminates the funkier side of the UK scene in the years before acid jazz, drum n bass, and other bigger global waves of grooves. Titles include "Stop & Think" by Paradise, "I Can't Turn Away" by Savanna, "Closer To Your Love" by Rare Moods, "We're Funkin" by Proton, "Never Let Go" by Eastbound Expressway, "Brazelia" by Brazelia, "All Night Long" by Cloud, "Watching You" by Powerline, "I've Got To Have You" by The Antilles, "Potion" by Rick Clarke, "Starlight" by Index, "Love Time Machine" by AD 2000, "What Are We Gonna Do About It" by Mercy Mercy, "Eternally Grateful (unreleased dub mix)" by Janet Kay, "Ease Your Mind" by Touchdown, "Jazzin & Crusin" by Cache, "Girls Girls Girls" by Kandidate, and "Take A Walk In The Moonlight" by Paul Bailey Sound. CD

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VariousClassic Jazz Funk Vol 2 ... CD
MVP, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
70s jazzy grooves galore – a great assortment of a dozen tracks that nicely sit in the space between electric jazz and modern soul – tunes that are often served up with a bit of vocals in the mix, but which still feature plenty of heavy grooves and jazzy solo instrumentation! Titles include "The Worm" by Jimmy McGriff, "Fat Mama" by Herbie Hancock, "The Mighty Quinn" by Ramsey Lewis, "New Killer Joe" by Benny Golson, "Sookie Sookie" by Grant Green, "Summer Madness" by Kool & The Gang, "Tidal Wave" by Ronnie Laws, "It's Your Thing" by Lou Donaldson, and "Let's Make Peace & Stop The War" by Funk Inc. CD

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VariousDoors Of Perception – Dope Funk, Psychedelic Soul, & Acid Jazz From New York City 1970 to 74 ... CD
Sanctuary, Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
An excellent dip into the wild catalog of Perception Records! The label was home to some of the most compelling soul and funk of the early 70s – and it operated in a boundary-less territory that mixed up fuzzy guitars with heavy beats with soaring sax and sweet harmony vocals. Some of the artists who recorded for the label are best known for their work there – like Black Ivory or Wanda Robinson – and others made rare sessions for Perception – like Dizzy Gillespie and Shirley Horn – that really stand out from the rest of their work! This 20 track set offers a perfect sampling of the work on the label – and it includes a wild variety of tracks like "Alive" by Larry Young, "Get Some Of This" by Madhouse, "I Can't Get No Higher" by The 8 Minutes, "Consequences Of A Drug Addict Role" by Shirley Horn, "Too Sad To Tell" by Debbie Taylor, "Life Love & Peace" by The Exciters, "Alligator" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Rock Steady" by Julius Brockington, "Naturally Good" by Bartel, "Stop Me" by Benny Johnson, and the main theme to "Brother On The Run" by Johnny Pate & Adam Wade! CD
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VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style ... CD
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – documenting a reggae scene that had grown to be as important as Kingston by that time – thanks to trans-Atlantic flows of vinyl, and a fair bit of immigration from the West Indies too! The music here is strongly in the styles that really exploded in London during the stretch – and early digital dancehall material is offset by sharp-edged jungle rhythms, and warmed up by some lover's rock too – but always with a quality that's earthy, and very close to the streets. The label was run out of the basement of the Dub Vendor record store, which gave them a great ear for changes in sound and styles – and they've got a fascinating story that's fully documented here in the notes, in best Soul Jazz fashion. Titles include "Let's Dub It Up" by Dee Sharp, "Dance Pon De Corner" by Papa Face featuring Red Man, "Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain rmx)" by Poison Chang, "Wikkeda" by General Levy & Hard N Pure, "Played By This Ya Sound" by Bunny General, "You're Nicked" by Laurel & Hardy, "Rising To The Top" by Dee Sharp, "To The Bump" by Papa Face & Bionic Rhona, "As You See It" by Cutty Ranks, "Bubble With I" by Asher Senator, "Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ rap mix)" by Top Cat, "DJ Business" by Papa San, "You'll Never Need Somebody" by Janice Walker, "DJ Jamboree" by Papa Face with Keith Douglas, "Heat" by General Levy, and "Sweet Soul Rocking" by Carlton Lewis. CD

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✨✧ VariousHip Hop Forever 3 – By DJ Jazzy Jeff (limited 2CD set) ... CD
Rapster/BBE (UK), 1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Hip hop mastery from mid school maestro DJ Jazzy Jeff – and the 3rd set in the expansive Hip Hop Forever series of golden age hip hop mixes! Jazz is one of those cats, like Biz Markie, who had a shiny moment in the mainstream sun – but is best known to true hip hop heads for a long standing approach to classic, timeless material when he hits the DJ booth. HHF3 has a couple dozen classic jams – mostly from the 90s golden age and featuring a couple cuts from the bedrock 80s and 00s underground. Includes some of the best tracks by Black Moon, Large Pro, Pharcyde, Slum Village, Big L, Saukrates feat Common, Tribe Called Quest and more – plus some later material by Little Brother & Jay Dee, and more! 26 cuts mixed with a master's touch to include the heart & soul of the cuts: includes "Tear S**t Up" by Biz Markie fest DJ Jazzy Jeff, "Passing Me By" by Pharcyde, "Whatever You Say" by Little Brother, "Top Ten List" by Masta Ace Incorporated, "Ebonics" by Big L, "Play Dis (Clean)" by Saukrates, "Eric B Is President" by Eric B & Rakim., "Full Clip" by Gang Starr, "Who Got The Props" by Black Moon", "Them That's Not' By J-Live and much more! This limited edition 2CD version includes a bonus disc featuring the unmixed, full versions of 18 tracks from the main set! CD
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VariousJamaica Jazz 1931 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A huge vision of Jamaican music in the pre-reggae years – a wealth of jazz recordings from the 40s and 50s, including some key sides of Jamaican musicians who emigrated to London! The set features way more than just some early instrumental moments in the years before ska and rocksteady – as the package begins with bigger band sounds, moves into some calypso-influenced jazz, and then steps out in a sweet array of hardbop and sounds inspired by some of the growing changes in Jamaican rhythms. And even the London recordings seem very well-chosen – early in the careers of musicians who'd later break bigger in the UK, but who work here with more ties to the island of their roots. Titles include "Donkey City" and "Swing Lane Girl/Iron Bar" by Lord Fly, "Wheel & Tun Me" by The Jamaican Calypsonians, "Snakehips Swing" by Ken Snakehips Johnson, "Big Top Boogie" by Leslie Jiver Hutchinson, "Cherokee" and "April In Paris" by Joe Harriott, "Bang" and "Eb Pob" by Dizzy Reece, "Manhattan" and "Cumana" by Cecil Lloyd, "Deborah" and "Rhythm" by Wilton Gaynair, "Air Horn Shuffle" and "Swing For Joy" by Count Ossie & The Wareikas, "Tangerine" and "Harry Flicks" by Harold McNair, "The Answer" by Tommy McCook, and "Old Devil Moon" by Totlyn Jackson. 3CD set features 60 titles in all – and notes in French and English! CD

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VariousLiving In The Streets – Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
A great little collection that definitely lives up to the promise of "dirty grooves" in the title – as many of these numbers have a sharp edge and gritty side to their instrumentation – which means that even the familiar artists sound nice and heavy in this setting – alongside some more obscure acts who round out the set with a very deep groove! The package features a few never-issued tracks – which makes the whole thing essential, even if you've got some rare vinyl in your collection back home – and as usual with the top-shelf collections from the BGP label, the whole thing's got a very forward-thinking sound – which means that its dip into the past is filled with funky gems you'll be digging for years to come! Titles include "You" by Spanky Wilson, "Afro Mania" by Preston Epps, "New Beginning" by Sonny Costanzo, "Marriage Is A State Of Mind" by Dave Hamilton, "Gimme Shelter" by Cal Tjader, "One Monkey Can't Stop The Show" by Jacqueline Jones, "Loose & Juicy" by The Pazant Bros, "Light My Fire" by Tammi Lynn, "Chili Mac" by Preston Love, "Brother You Know You're Wrong" by Idris Muhammad, and "Mighty Mouse" by Caesar Frazier. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNorman Granz' Jazz Concert #1 (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good 2LP Box Set ... $43.99
An amazing early package from Norman Granz – proof that even in the early days, the man really knew how to put together a record! The set features different batches of music from key Verve artists – including a Charlie Parker with strings batch, an Oscar Peterson section, Buddy Rich trio material, and some great Coleman Hawkins small group tracks – plus some nice jam session tracks with Harry Edison and Lester young! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy pink label pressing – nice and clean. Box has some wear at the spine and a center split in the top inner edge.)

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VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music here is hardly as commercial as sounds from those two – as the overall production and presentation is nice and rootsy – lively rhythms topped with jazzy instrumentation and these especially wonderful vocals that dip, turn, soar, and fly – all at a level that would become cliche in the world music boom decades later, but which still sounds beautiful here at the roots. All tracks were hand-picked from the archives of the International Library Of African Music – and titles include "Nylon" and "Intogeymy" by The Lower Buttons, "Seven Stiches" and "Rock Phata 1001" by Kid Ma Wrong Wrong, "Lulu Part 4" by Bra Sello, "Mangothobane" and "Wamuhle Lomfana" by Flying Jazz Queens, "Kudala Ngizula" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, and "Nice Time" by Que Sisters. CD

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VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing 2 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Soundtrack Breaks For Modern Living ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 28.98
A fantastic funky follow-up to the first Mr Thing compilation from BBE – and a set that's equally filled with rare and soulful grooves! If we didn't know better, we'd swear he went into our crates and pilfered our own record collections – because the package contains plenty of overlooked cuts that we've loved for years, but which have never gotten their due – and not even all of them are from totally obscure pressings or small indie labels – just the kind of records that people pass over sometimes, because they don't know how great they sound! There's lots and lots and lots of deeply funky numbers on the collection – and the package really takes us back to the glory days when BBE compilations were always turning us onto something new – especially during the Keb Darge glory days. Titles include "Back Ground Music" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Searching For Soul" by Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers, "ABC" by Hot Butter & Soul, "Spooky Do" by Dick Walter, "The Horse" by Val Merral's Orchestra, "It's Just Begun" by Hot City Bump Band, "Sally" by Frank Pleyer Big Band, "Love Is Just A Word" by Johnny Griffith Inc, "Can't Stop Talkin" by Art & Ron, "Family Affair" by The Generation Gap, "Gacek" by Jerzy Milian, "Rockin Chair" by John L Watson with White Mouse, "Pink Panther" by Alan Tew, "Twinkle Stars Boo Galoo (live)" by Oscar Harris & The Twinkle Stars, "The Message" by Tinga Stewart, and "Pru Urebu" by The Rias Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James BrownSoul On Top ... LP
King, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Dazz BandHot Spot ... LP
Motown, 1985. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Dazz Band are in a definite hot spot here – the group's final album for Motown, and a record that's filled with the kind of catchy crossover funk they did better than most! The set snaps into a groove right from the very first note – with that electro funk that Motown served up big in the wake of Rick James, and which the Dazz Band only improve with their rock-solid sound on the set – a mode that has all the instrumental elements coming down sharp on the rhythms, topped by some back/forth group vocals that almost have a Jacksons vibe – except for the tracks in which they get processed with a bit of electro-soul modes! Titles include "If Only You Were In My Shoes", "Hot Spot", "Paranoid", "All The Way", "She Used To Be My Girl", "When You Need Roses", and Slow Rap". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny RollinsSonny Side Up ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little blowing session for Verve – one that has Dizzy Gillespie working here with two different "Sonnys" – Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, both of whom play tenor on the set! The tracks here are all quite long and open – more loose vehicles for extended soloing than the usual sort of Verve tracks – almost a mini-jam session with the three horn giants in the lead. Rhythm is from the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – but the real stars are the horn players – not just Diz, who cuts some of his hippest lines of the late 50s here, but also Rollins and Stitt, who seem to get a bit more care in recording than they did over at Prestige earlier in the decade. Album features 4 long tracks – "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "After Hours", "I Know That You Know", and "The Eternal Triangle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with a trumpeter logo and a deep groove. Cover has black tape along the top seam.)

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✨✧ Slide HamptonJazz With A Twist ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Jazzmeia HornSocial Call ... CD
Prestige, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album's titled after a famous song by Betty Carter, and the sound of the set might well match her legacy too – as Jazzmeia Horn is clearly a singer we'll be hearing plenty from in years to come! Horn's got an incredible range – the first female jazz singer we've heard in years to really open up in the instrument-inspired style of the famous vocalists of years back – but she's also an artist who's not just copping old school jazz modes, as the presentation and choice of material is very strongly her own, and really blows us away! For everyone who's dug the music of top-shelf jazz singers like Betty Carter, Shirley Horn, and Dee Dee Bridgewater – Jazzmeia Horn may well be the next step forward. Players on the album include Victor Gould on piano, Ben Williams on bass, and Jerome Jennings on drums – and the set also features contributions from Josh Evans on trumpet, Frank Lacy on trombone, and Stacy Dillard on tenor. Titles include "Tight", "Up Above My Head", "Social Call", "People Make The World Go Round", "The Peacocks", "I Remember You", and "Afro Blue/Eye See You/Wade In The Water". CD

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✨✧ Brian LynchMaderia Latino – A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw ... CD
Hollistic Music Works, 2017. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful mixing of modes – a set that blends the compositions of Woody Shaw with driving rhythms from a Latin jazz group – and a very strong frontline that's overflowing with top trumpet talents! In addition to leader Brian Lynch, the set also features performances by Dave Douglas, Josh Evans, Sean Jones, Etienne Charles, and others – working with core sounds from a combo that's heavy on percussion, with piano and bass to round things out. Trumpets criss-cross in a beautiful way – making new rhythmic magic from Woody's classic tunes, and also really stating a strong difference in the solo performances too. Most tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Zoltan", "In A Capricornian Way", "Tomorrow's Destiny", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "Just A Ballad For Woody", "On The New Ark", and "Song Of Songs" – plus Lynch originals "Blues For Woody & Khalid" and "Madera Latino Suite". CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Reese & The Smooth Ones (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Beautiful work from the Art Ensemble – and one of their undisputed classics! The record features some of the most perfectly realized moments the band ever cut to wax, with a blend of whimsical multi-instrumental improvisation, and a strong sense of the spiritual tradition in jazz. The album features one long piece – "Reese & The Smooth Ones" – and it's a stunning array of spontanteous instrumentation, with a jagged sound that never stops reinventing itself! LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny BaileyBig Brass ... LP
Candid, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the few early albums as a leader cut by trumpeter Benny Bailey – a tremendous talent, finally getting his due! Bailey is one of the great unsung talents of jazz, and he's always made top-shelf work – from his early days with Quincy Jones, to his later years as an American expatriot, recording for European labels like Ego and MPS. This rare early session is one of the few recorded for the super-hip Candid label – and it features Bailey's trumpet at the head of a tight combo that includes Phil Woods on alto sax and bass clarinet, Julius Watkins on French Horn, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and rhythm from Buddy Catlett on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Despite the "big brass" title, there's no horn section here – and instead, most of the numbers have that sharp-edged modern sound we associate with Candid – with Watkins horn being the only other brass instrument, alongside the lighter lines of Woods and Spann. Titles include "Hard Sock Dance", "Tipsy", "Please Say Yes", and "Maud's Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some clusters of marks that click a bit on "Tipsy" and "A Kiss To Build A Dream On". Cover has edge wear, seam splitting, clear tape on the bottom seam, and a small sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Pearl BaileyPearl Bailey Sings Porgy & Bess & Other Gershwin Melodies ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Very Good ... $0.99
A really wonderful take on Porgy & Bess and other Gershwin standards by Pearl Bailey – there's just something about her naturally rich, bluesy, husky tone on these tunes that's simply wonderful! The backing is often well measured, but, occasionally a bigger sound and chorus vocals kick in. For the most part Pearl owns this stuff, giving warmth and resonance lost on more showbizzy takes on the style and compositions. Titles include "I Got Plenty Of Nothin". "I Got Rhythm", "Summertime", "Lady Be Good", "A Foggy Day", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Bess You Is My Woman", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "Clap Yo Hands" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held with clear tape and a spot of clear tape on the spine.)

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Baker Gurvitz ArmySince Beginning – The Albums 1974 to 1976 (Baker Gurvitz Army/Elysian Encounter/Hearts On Fire/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Atco/Esoteric (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
If this is the army, sign us up – because these guys make the Kiss Army look like a bunch of wussies! Ginger Baker's at it again in post-Cream years – rocking harder than on some of his own funky albums, but also keeping a jazzy edge that makes for some pretty nice tracks on the self-titled Baker Gurvitz Army album – which has Ginger joining up with Adrian Gurvitz on guitar and vocals, and Paul Gurvitz on bass and more vocals too. The album's got a strong power trio vibe – augmented by some nice keyboard touches around the edges – really making things sparkle nicely on most tracks. One of the best of these is the moodily grooving "Inside Of Me", which steps along with a slinky style that we really dig. Other tracks have a more full on feel, and vocals, of course, but there's still some nice mellow moments in the set – and titles include "Mad Jack", "4 Phil", "Since Beginning", and "Memory Lane". On Elysian Encounter, The Baker Gurvitz Army maybe sounds better than on their debut – partly because Ginger Baker and the Gurvitz brothers have really found their groove – but also because there's some great keyboard work on the set from Peter Lemer, who you might know from earlier jazz work too! Ginger's really wailing on drums and percussion – in a way that's somewhat different than both Cream, and his own records too – and those searing guitar lines from Adrian Gurvitz really help give the whole album a great sense of focus and power! Titles include "People", "The Key", "The Gambler", "The Dreamer", "The Hustler", and "The Artist". Hearts On Fire is the last album in the legendary run of records from Ginger Baker and the brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz – a heck of a power trio, but one that comes across in a very different way than Baker's famous work in Cream! If anything, Ginger's drums have more of a funk current than before – a really powerful driving force at the bottom, while Adrian riffs around all over the top and edges of the tunes with these well-crafted guitar lines that don't even need a solo to find their voice – wickedly emphasizing the vocals on tunes that include "Flying In & Out Of Stardom", "Neon Lights", "Mystery", "Thirsty For The Blues", "My Mind Is Healing", and "Smiling". CD features all albums in their original artwork, a small fold-out poster, and bonus tracks that include "Memory Lane (live)", "People (live)", "Freedom (live)", and "Wotever It Is (live)". CD

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Ray BarrettoHard Hands ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Killer stuff all around! This album's a monster – one of Ray's greatest, with the same sort of Latin Soul groove heard famously on his classic Acid LP. The record has Ray cutting across many genres – blending Latin, soul, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – all into a set of grooves that never stops pleasing, and which will make you start digging through the Latin racks like mad, just to find another LP this great! Titles include "Hard Hands", "Abidjan", "Got to Have You", "New York Soul", and the fantastic track "Love Beads", which has a cool rolling piano line that sounds like a great De La Soul sample. It's a great track, and makes the entire album worth the price! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieApril In Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". Features 6 bonus tracks too! CD
(Verve Master Edition.)

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Count BasieSwinging Count ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An interesting little album by Basie – most notable in that it features him playing a bit of organ, which is always a treat! Basie's not the greatest talent on the organ, but he is one of the first jazz players to use the instrument in a wider context, and hearing the album's a good way to check out the organ jazz scene and sound before Jimmy Smith got his hands atop the Hammond and shook the whole thing up! Players on the set include Freddie Green, Paul Quinichette, Joe Newman, Buddy Rich, Henry Coker, and Ernie Wilkins – and titles include "Stan Shorthair", "Count's Organ Blues", "KC Organ Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Basie Beat", and "Extended Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef Series pressing with trumpter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some wear, and aging.)

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Jon BatisteHollywood Africans ... CD
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Think what you want about Jon Batiste on TV – the man's out to show you here that he's one hell of a pianist – and a jazz musician with a lot more depth than just his mainstream appearances! The set is mostly solo, and surprisingly beautiful – as Batiste is able to both serve up some New Orleans roots, and also hit some even more striking moments that have a much more modern appeal – this range of emotion we never would have expected, and which is mostly pretty surprising – apart from a few titles that Jon must have thrown in to keep some of the "visitors" on track. The solo piano numbers are fantastic – a real revelation – and titles include "Green Hill Zone", "Mr Buddy", "Kenner Boogie", "Chopinesque", "Nocturne No 1 In D Minor", "Is It Over", and "Don't Stop". CD

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Jimmy BeasleyFabulous Jimmy Beasley ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Good ... $6.99
Fabulous Crown Records sessions by Jimmy Beasley – done for the famous LA label, but all recorded in Beasley's home town of New Orleans – with a very raw, early Crescent City vibe! Many of these cuts were done with the group of Dave Bartholomew at Cosimo's Studios – and they're filled with the kind of romping rhythms and piano lines that you'd know from some of Dave's bigger-name sessions with artists like Fats Domino or Smiley Lewis – yet Jimmy's approach here is nicely different, and far less familiar – almost jazzy at times, and with less of a need to "rock" than some of his contemporaries! That doesn't mean that these tracks don't groove with the New Orleans best – just that they've got some very cool, individual touches – and sophisticated shadings that we really appreciate. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the top and bottom seams, and a vintage price sticker in one corner. Back cover has a bit of light pen.)

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BeatnutsStreet Level (2LP remastered edition with bonus track) ... LP
Relativity/Traffic, 1994. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
The first Beatnuts full length LP - and as a double LP for superior sound – raw NYC hip hop at it's early-to-mid 90s finest! Raw, funky and jazzy beatcraft that's pretty much a blueprint for some of our east coast hip hop of the era, with sharp, on point rhymes, this one's a pure classic and it holds up incredibly well after all these years. Includes "Props Over Here", "Psycho Dwarf", "Hellraiser", "Ya Don't Stop", "Are You Ready" featuring Grand Puba, "Hit Me With That", "2-3 Break" and more. Also includes the bonus "Yeah You Get Props – Rough Mix", a standout gem was once relegated to only the "Props Over Here" 12-inch single. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge BenSilencio No Brooklin ... LP
Rozenblit/Audio Clarity (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A fantastic early album from Jorge Ben – and one that's also a bit obscure, given that it was one of the few that he didn't cut for Philips Records during the first decade of his career! The album's one of Jorge's most upbeat, most lively – with the kind of ebullient mix of samba and soul influences that he brought to his first big hits – but recorded here in a way that's maybe even more frenetic, especially when piano lines spin out quickly next to his incredible vocals – with a style that's almost soul jazz at times! The whole thing's wonderful – a record that matches, if not tops any of his other 60s albums – and titles include the killer "A Jovem Samba" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Nascimento De Um Principe Africando", "Menina Gata Augusta", "Si Wanda", "Rosa Mas Que Nada", "Amor De Carnaval", and "Todo Colorida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45rpm!)
Also available Silencio No Brooklin ... LP 59.99
 
 
 



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