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✨✧ ZZ TopAfterburner ... LP
Warner, 1985. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks great.)

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ZZ TopBest Of ZZ Top ... LP
London, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label WB pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ ZZ TopComplete Studio Albums – 1970 to 1990 (10CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 10 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Includes ZZ Top's First Album, Rio Grande Mud, Tres Hombres, Fandango!, Tejas, Deguello, El Loco, Eliminator, Afterburner, and Recycler – all in replica cardboard sleeves with original album artwork! CD

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✨✧ ZZ TopDeguello ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with skull labels and Masterdisk stamp. Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a small trace of a price sticker.)

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ZZ TopEl Loco ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. A nice copy.)

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ZZ TopEliminator ... LP
Warner, 1983. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Includes the classics, "Gimme All Your Lovin", "Sharp Dressed Man", "Legs", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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ZZ TopFandango ... LP
London, 1975. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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 the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, name in pen.)

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ZZ TopGreatest Hits ... CD
Warner, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Tube Snake Boogie", "Legs", "La Grange", "Viva Las Vegas", "Sharp Dressed Man", "Tush", "My Head's In Mississippi", "Pearl Necklace", "Got Me Under Pressure", "Cheap Sunglasses", and "Sleeping Bag". CD

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✨✧ ZZ TopTejas ... LP
London, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
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 pressing with L NIX/ARDENT etch, in the tri-fold cover including heavy inner sleeve.)

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ZZ TopTres Hombres ... CD
Warner, 1973. Used ... $5.99
An early breakthrough for ZZ Top – a raucous hard electric blues rock classic that was popular at the time, if not critically beloved – finally getting its deserved respect nowadays for timeless grit and groove! The opening couple of classics "Waitin' For The Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago" flow one to the other seamlessly and set the mood perfectly, and it's pretty much one great tune after another from there, including "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers", "Master Of Sparks", "Hot, Blue And Righteous", "Move Me On Down The Line", "Precious And Grace", the almighty, never to diminish "La Grange", "Sheik" and "Have You Heard". CD

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ZZ TopZZ Top's First Album ... LP
London, 1970. Near Mint- ... $33.99
The fantastic first album from ZZ Top – already a heady mix of Texas blues and psych roots, served up into a style that's completely the group's own – but which hasn't yet been watered down by commercial cliches and MTV! The sound here really puts these guys much more in the company of the fantastic Texas garage psych scene of the late 60s – with a really strong focus on the amazing guitar of Billy Gibbons, and the way he can compact down so many elements into one very unique tone – but without ever having to show off as a blues rocker either. The blend is perfect, the edge is razor sharp, and even if these guys never had any later hits, the record would have been an underground gem! Titles include "Neighbor Neighbor", "Shaking Your Tree", "Brown Sugar", "Squank", "Going Down To Mexico", "Backdoor Love Affair", and "Just Got Back From Baby's". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Warner pressing with lined WB labels. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ ZZ TopRio Grande Mud ... LP
London, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Blue label stereo pressing with PR etch. Cover has light surface wear and aging, some edge wear and a piece of clear tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ ZZ TopTres Hombres ... LP
London, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early breakthrough for ZZ Top – a raucous hard electric blues rock classic that was popular at the time, if not critically beloved – finally getting its deserved respect nowadays for timeless grit and groove! The opening couple of classics "Waitin' For The Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago" flow one to the other seamlessly and set the mood perfectly, and it's pretty much one great tune after another from there, including "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers", "Master Of Sparks", "Hot, Blue And Righteous", "Move Me On Down The Line", "Precious And Grace", the almighty, never to diminish "La Grange", "Sheik" and "Have You Heard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s beige label Warner pressing. NOTE – Cover is lightly stained and wavy at the bottom half, with a stuck gatefold, and small tear in the opening.)
Also available Tres Hombres ... CD 5.99
 
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Grand Funk RailroadOn Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol/Elemental, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
The mighty debut of Grand Funk Railroad – a set that has them bursting out of the box as one of the hardest-hitting power trios on the American scene! Like contemporaries ZZ Top or James Gang, these guys have clearly been influenced by the best electric blues of the previous decade or two – but are already turning that inspiration into some harder rocking modes – really prefacing all the guitar hero groups to come along in the next few years! Mark Farner's work on the guitar is fantastic, and he also adds in a bit of harmonica too – but the whole thing is definitely a group effort – thanks to heavy bass from Mel Schacher and pounding drums from Don Brewer! Titles include "Anybody's Answer", "Time Machine", "Into The Sun", "Heartbreaker", "Call Yourself A Man", "Ups & Downs", "TNUC", and "High On A Horse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight pressing!)

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✨✧ MojoIssue 349 – December 2022 ... Magazine
Mojo, 2022. New Copy ... $12.49
Arctic Monkeys are on the cover – and inside there's a lot more too – including a look at the late-life recordings for the Anti label by Tom Waits, the special songwriting of Joan Armatrading, the contemporary groove of Paul Willer, the solo work of Bill Callahan, the musical genius of Alabaster DePlume, and the overlooked work of Blossom Toes! There's plenty more too – including Bob Dylan in Europe, a look back at Pharoah Sanders, and more on Steve Harley, King Crimson, ZZ Top, and Weyes Blood – plus the usual massive section of reviews – on records, books, and lots more too! Magazine

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✨✧ VariousLocal Customs – Lone Star Lowlands ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare rock from the Golden Triangle scene of Southeast TX in the late 60s and early 70s – a well-curated overview of the stylistically sprawling material being cut at Mickey Rouse's Lowland Recording Studio in Beaumont! Texas rock of the late 60s and early 70s justifiably brings to mind acts like The 13th Floor Elevators and The Bubble Puppy – tripped out psychedelia in other words, but Texas is huge, and there was a heck of a lot more going on than just the best remembered cult favorites. The music coming out of just the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Texas "triangle" chronicled here was incredibly diverse. It includes proto TX boogie rock that's a clear precursor to early ZZ Top, harmony flavored numbers that sound closer to Cali than they do The Lone Star State, one track that somehow fuses CS&N with The Beatles and does so with prominent cowbell in the mix (and it's good!!!), punchy psych grit, and swaggering country rock with some twang in the strings that feels a bit more profoundly Texan. You don't need our word that The Numero Group has devoted some serious attention to detail – with a 35-page booklet of notes, photos and histories, plus the impressive Lost In The Golden Triangle "family tree" of the regional musicians involved – as if discovering these long buried regional relics wasn't impressive enough already. Beautiful! 22 tracks in all: "Trash One" by the Lowland Studio Band, "Live My Life Today" by Insight Out, "Simple House" by Mother Lion, "Love Of The Morning" by Circus, "Take A Look At Your Friends" by Next Exit, "You Know I Love You" by Roy Briggs & Alton Tew, "Calling Me Home (Demo)" by Donald Thomas and more. CD
 
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Ronny LangModern Jazz ... LP
Tops, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Kind of a cheapo label release, but also an overlooked slice of west coast jazz from the 50s! Ronny Lang plays tenor – as you might note from the cover – and the group features Dave Pell on baritone and tenor, Marty Paich on piano, and Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear, discoloration from age, and some minor adhesive remnants in back.)

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El Greco Y Su QuintetoNew Cuban Jazz Vol 1 – Top Secret ... CD
Bis (Colombia), 1995. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, slight crease through traycard artwork.)

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LeeMaybe Now ... CD
Lee, 2022. New Copy 2CDs ... $14.99 15.99
Lee's always been one of the most compelling artists in the neo soul underground – from his early work in Square Egg, to the handful of solo albums he's given us over the years – and although it's been awhile since we heard from his last, the singer seems to have honed his craft even more, to a point where the strength of his music might be more than enough to finally give him a bit of mainstream exposure! The set's a double-length album – and Lee uses all that extra space to move into modes that move between acoustic and electric soul, with some jazzier stops along the way – and a surprising array of catchy tunes delivered with a real depth of style. Titles include "Mr Smith", "Long Way To Go", "Feel Thangs", "Room 101", "It Ain't Fair", "Harrison Bergeron", "Calle", "Good Times", "I Love The Rain", and "Rich Man's War Poor Man's Fight". CD

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Orchestra GoldAfrican Psychedelic Rock ... LP
Orchestra Gold, 2022. New Copy ... $28.99 31.99
The cover looks vintage, but the group is contemporary – yet they owe plenty to the important sub-Saharan mix of funk and psychedelia in the 70s – served up here with lots of fuzzy guitar, topped with the fantastic frenetic vocals of Mariam Diakite! The title of the record makes no bones about what you'll find inside – but it's only a hint at the greatness within, as these guys do a really good job of getting the sound just right – neither sounding too slavish to the past, but also never cleaning up the production too much either – so that they've got a very powerful, very individual sound throughout – one that will appeal both to fans of contemporary African psych guitar, and lovers of vintage funk. There's plenty of great percussion and tenor on the record too – and titles include "Mako Diyara", "Lefenin", "Mady Gundo", "Die Ya Banna", "Djama", "Mali Senekelaw", and "M'Baoudi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jamey AebersoldFor You To Play Vol 11 – Herbie Hancock – 8 Classic Jazz/Rock Originals ... LP
JA Records, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99 7.99
One of the many excellent albums that appeared on the jazz instruction record label of Jamey Aebersold – this one a set of trio tracks based around the work of Herbie Hancock. The set actually features a trio that has Kenny Barron doing Herbie's job on the piano, with bass by Ron Carter and drums by Billy Higgins – and in that respect, it stands almost as a Kenny Barron Tribute To Herbie album. Because of the nature of the session, Kenny's a bit more restrained and obvious in his playing – but that also gives the tunes a nice clunky groove, getting down to the real elements of the tracks. Titles include "Maiden Voyage", "Watermelon Man", "Dolphin Dance", "Cantaloupe Island", and "Toys". LP, Vinyl record album
(Without booklet. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and splitting in the top seam.)

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Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
Really fantastic music, with a sound that's as hip as the image on the cover – not jazz as we know it here in the US, but a wonderful hybrid of our own musical roots with elements of Sudanese music – all delivered with a very postmodern mish-mash of styles, and a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The blend is a bit like some of the hybrids that were occurring in Ethiopian music at the time – and is maybe as unique as some of those classic recordings – with vocals that have a stretched-out style with lots of inflections, set up next to jagged rhythms that often have as much guitar in the groove as percussion, topped with offbeat reed passages that use lots of very cool tuning! Maybe the best release so far from this wonderful label – with titles that include "El Bambi", "Ya Shagini", "Aziza", "Malak Ya Saly", "Argos Farfish", and "Kamar Dawa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaChamber Jazz ... LP
Concord, 1979. Sealed ... $9.99
With Bob Magnusson on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole. Shrinkwrap has a fairly large hole at the bottom. Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

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Count BasieKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used ... $1.99
Includes the songs "Toby", "One O'Clock Jump", "John's Idea", "Topsy", "Jumpin' At The Woodside", "Swingin' The Blues", "Blue And Sentimental", "Doggin' Around", "Dark Rupture", "Cherokee (Parts 1 And 2)", "Goin' To Chicago", "Jive At Five", "9:20 Special", "Softly, With Feeling", "Corner Pocket", "April In Paris", "Every Day I Have The Blues", "Shiny Stockings", and "Li'l Darlin'". CD

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Black Art Jazz CollectiveAscension ... CD
High Note, 2020. Used ... $9.99
We love this group – and with each new record, they give us reason to love them even more – and realize that their totality is even greater than the sum of their many all-star parts! The lineup alone is enough – Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Jeremy Pelt on trombone, James Burton III on trombone, Victor Gould on piano, Rashaan Carter on bass, and Mark Whitfield on drums – but together, they sound even more amazing – kind of crackling and bristling with energy, as if the players are keenly engaged in each other's company – not in a competitive way, but with a collaborative energy that even tops most other groups comprised of leaders in a single combo! Soaring colors are balanced by beautiful depths – and titles include "Iron Man", "For The Kids", "No Words Needed", "Twin Towers", "Involuntary Servitude", "Mr Willis", and "Ascension". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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BrothersDon't Stop Now ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Great stuff – and the kind of group that would be easy to overlook if the tracks weren't so good! The Brothers were clearly some sort of a studio project designed to cash in on the disco craze – and they included Bhen Lanzaroni on keyboards, who'd also recorded a bit on his own as a studio player. The record's not hard-hitting funk, but it does have a smooth instrumental disco sound that's got a lot of nice jazzy touches, and which never lapses into the cliches you'd expect. The band were hip enough to cover Antonio Carlos & Jocafi's classic Brazilian groover "Voce Abousou", done here with vocals on the chorus only – and they come up with some nice numbers on their own, like "Make Love", "Brothers Theme", "Don't Stop Now", and "Under The Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface & ring wear, some splitting on seams. Name in pen on cover & labels.)

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Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkJazz In Der Kammer No 71 ... LP
Trost (Austria), 1974. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $41.99 44.99
A really dramatic live performance from these free jazz giants – three musicians who really know each other well, but who seem to come off with an even more majestic sense of power here! The performance is from 1974, and it burns with energy right from the start – this sense of inventiveness as if all three players had already mastered their instruments, yet were also surprising themselves during performance with new aspects they had just discovered – a freshness that comes through note after note after note – and in plenty of sounds that aren't notes either! Brotzmann blows alto and tenor, Fred Van Hove plays piano, and Han Bennink nearly destroys his drum kit – on titles that include "Filet Americain", "Involved", "Boogie For Fred", "Der Mammutzahn Aus Balve", and "Schwarzspect". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – These copies have a very small split on the top seam from shipping.)
Also available Jazz In Der Kammer No 71 ... CD 17.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
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 white label pressing with AT etch. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Of Jazz (aka Many Miles Of Davis) ... LP
Trip, Late 40s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Early bop sides, not led by Miles as you might imagine from this package, but featuring him. We're not entirely certain of the origin of these recordings, but they are at least contemporaneous with the Savoy sides Miles was cutting with Bird, and according to the notes, feature Charlie Parker, Lucky Thompson, Duke Jordan, Max Roach and others. 10 tracks in all: "Out Of Nowhere", "A Night In Tunisia", "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Moose The Mooch", "Embraceable You", "Bird Of Paradise", "My Old Flame", "Don't Blame Me" and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has ring and edge wear, mostly split top seam, a stain at the top right corner, and a small portion torn off the bottom right corner.)

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Dazz BandInvitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A killer start to the 80s for the Dazz Band – with great tunes in a funky mode as well as more measured group soul numbers – and it all adds up one of their best albums ever! Tunes like the opener "Shake It", plus "Shake It Up" and "Magnetized" bring the funkier vibes – with a vamping guitar, thumping bass groove, punchy horns, and top notch vocals from the group – while tunes like the title track and "Beyond The Horizon" have a more soaring arrangement of horns and some strings,still with an impeccable core groove. It's not as smoothed out in the production booth as some of their later grooves of the 80s – a total gem! Other titles include " Skate Lovers", "Carry On", "Do It Again", "Do It Again", "Sooner Or Later" and "Beyond The Horizon". CD includes the bonus track single version of "Invitation Of Love". CD

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Detroit Jazz Composers LtdHastings St. Jazz Experience ... LP
Midnite, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Sublime spiritual jazz from the 70s scene in Detroit – and a record that really represents an evolution of the previous sounds that you might have heard on the Motorcity's Tribe Records! The sound here is straightforward and soulful – a bit of electricity at the bottom and some fluidly gliding horn work on the top – plus some key vocals from a group that includes Kim Weston in the lead, supported by other female singers – in a righteous mode that really makes the best tunes sparkle! Other players include Phil Ranelin on trombone, Nasi Hafiz on vibes, Miller Brisker on tenor and piano, and Sylvia Truner on harp – all working together in a largeish group with the best spiritual energy of groups on Strata East! The whole thing's great – a beautiful lost treasure, and the kind of record that's rarely carried off so perfectly – and titles include "Song For M", "A Little Love For You", "Mark I", "Ja-Mil", "Nobody Had To Tell Me", "Arjuna", and "Now You're Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Berndt EgerbladhSveriges Radios Jazzgrupp ... LP
SR (Sweden), 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
A really cool, unusual album from the Swedish scene – Berndt Egerbladh plays organ and vibes, and leads an all-star group that also includes Lennart Aberg on tenor and soprano, Bertil Lovgren and Rolf Ericson on trumpets, Arne Domnerus on alto and clarinet, Rune Gustafsson on guitar, and Bengt Hallberg on piano! The record features two long tracks – "Arktisk Svit" and "En Dag I Radiohuset Med Broderna Marx". LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam is unglued, but cover is nice overall.)

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Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, though, they turned that approach towards a heavier sounding style of jazz – tightly stepping soul jazz, in the manner that was being explored at the time by Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, and others – presented by Farmer and Golson with a bit more groove and a wonderful kick at the bottom! This album's the first the group cut together – and apart from trumpet by Farmer and tenor by Golson, it also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Addison Farmer (brother of Art) on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Includes the massive original recording of "Killer Joe", which went onto become one of the most recorded jazz standards ever, plus the tracks "Blues March", "Mox Nix", "Park Avenue Petite", and "I Remember Clifford". Perfect tone, perfect groove, and a perfect sound all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has partial splitting on top & bottom seams, corner bump, light surface & edge wear.)

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Von FreemanVonski Speaks – Jazzfest Berlin 2002 ... CD
Nessa, 2002. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
One of the most compelling Von Freeman recordings we've ever heard – and one of the few to actually capture the real performance presence of the legendary Chicago tenorist! The date was recorded in Berlin, but it's got a homegrown feel that takes us right back to Von's famous Tuesday night gig at the New Apartment lounge – with lots of long, creative blowing, and some compelling patter between a few tracks, really showing Freeman's ability to win over a crowd. But even without the patter, the tenor work is enough – beautifully sharp and clear, with a rich combination of tenor modes that stretches back to the 50s scene from which Von rose, though later generations of Windy City giants – kind of a tangle of John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan, Gene Ammons, and Johnny Griffin all wound up beautifully together – but at a level that shows that Freeman should have easily topped that legacy too. Players include Mike Allemana on guitar, Jack Zara on bass, and Michael Raynor on drums – and titles include "Vonski Speaks", "Summertime", "Darn That Dream", and "Blues For Sunnyland". CD

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, split seams, stapled corners, and a bit of clear tape with a sticker underneath.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy In Greece ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $19.99
Dizzy's in Greece, looking very cool in a fez on the cover – and really wailing hard with a larger group that includes Billy Mitchell, Charlie Persip, Lee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, and Phil Woods! The mode here is still quite boppish, despite the larger size of the ensemble – but Dizzy also manages to bring in some of those wonderfully rich colors that were coming into his later work – a tonal depth that's completely amazing, and which pushed Gillespie way past his simple roots of the 40s, into a space that made him one of the most expressive jazz leaders of the 50s. The horn charts alone are totally great – and Dizzy's got a wonderful talent for letting the key soloists step out with a really strong voice in the set – and although short, the tunes have an incredible reach overall. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Yesterdays", "Groovin' High", "Hey Pete", "Arnnie's Dance", and "Groovin' for Nat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, and a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy! Love Songs ... LP
Up Front, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Dizzy and strings – a surprisingly great combination! Although it was Charlie Parker who first made famous the modernist "jazz with strings" approach, Dizzy does wonderfully here in the format – working in similar fashion with edgey backing from the "Operatic String Orchestra" in sessions recorded in Paris in the early 50s! The material was originally only issued as a number of separate 78rpm singles, but is brought together here with full notes and a few bonus tracks – making for a wonderful album that documents this really under-represented part of Dizzy's career. The solos are warm, but edgey – blown over the top of backings that shimmer with rich colors, but have a slightly modern bent. Titles include "The Very Thought Of You", "Jalousie", "Sweet & Lovely", and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieGreatest Of Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
RCA, Late 40s/1961. Very Good ... $6.99
Great RCA comp of Dizzy's earlier bop sides for the label, many of which came out first only as singles. Tracks include all the classics like "Cubana Be", "Cubana Bop", "Manteca", "Night in Tunisia", and a whole bunch more that you've heard him reprise a million times on later albums, but which are laid out here in their (mostly) original recordings. Great bop classics, and a nice cover of Dizzy with his head in his hands. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, heavy wear at the corners, bent a bit at the top right, and a small stain in back.)

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Dizzy GillespieHave Trumpet Will Excite ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
Diz breaks past his bop playing, takes a bit of a turn towards swing-based material, and also hits this nice rolling groove that gives a bit of a peek at the way he'd sound in the 60's, when he had Lalo Schifrin on piano, and more of a Latin sound. He's backed here by Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Given the soul jazz leanings of the group, the set's a lot hipper than you'd expect from Verve at the time, and is certainly worthy of the use of the word "excite" in the title. The tracks are all standards, but the group grooves openly, and makes a heck of a lot out of the material. Titles include "My Man", "St. Louis Blues", and "Woody'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono trumpeter logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, split top seam, and some splitting at the top of the spine.)
Also available Have Trumpet Will Excite ... CD 9.99

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Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins & Sonny StittDuets ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the greatest jam session records on Verve! Although some of the label's "big horn talent" albums tended to be a bit snoozy, this one crackles with energy, and features three different classes of boppers working together perfectly on long, lively tracks with Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. In fact, it's probably the soulful rhythm section that makes the whole thing so darn good – as they really chop up some nice rhythms on cuts like "Wheatleigh Hall", "Haute Mon", and the album's classic version of "Con Alma". Great stuff, and essential for fans of Diz and Rollins especially! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam with some masking tape remnants, some surface wear, and masking tape holding the spine.)

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Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, & Woody HermanHere Come The Swinging Bands ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99 19.99
A sharp Verve album from the 50s – featuring key selections from some of the larger ensembles on the label! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve label pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo! Cover has a split top seam, but looks great overall!)

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Great Jazz TrioStandard Collection Vol 1 ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 7, 2022
A bit of a variation on Hank Jones' Great Jazz Trio – at least in comparison to the group's better-known records from the Japanese scene in the late 70s and early 80s – but a variation that brings along some mighty nice changes, too! The rhythm section duo here is especially vibrant – rich basslines from Mads Vinding, and some tightly snapping drums from Billy Hart – who has this way of punctuating the tunes differently than previous drummers in the trio – creating a whole new scenario of swing for Hank to work with. Jones' piano is at the top of his gem at this point in his career – and titles on this first volume include "After You've Gone", "Summertime", "As Time Goes By", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD

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Great Jazz TrioStandard Collection Vol 2 – Autumn Leaves ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 7, 2022
A bit of a variation on Hank Jones' Great Jazz Trio – at least in comparison to the group's better-known records from the Japanese scene in the late 70s and early 80s – but a variation that brings along some mighty nice changes, too! The rhythm section duo here is especially vibrant – rich basslines from Mads Vinding, and some tightly snapping drums from Billy Hart – who has this way of punctuating the tunes differently than previous drummers in the trio – creating a whole new scenario of swing for Hank to work with. Jones' piano is at the top of his gem at this point in his career – and titles on this second volume include "Angel Eyes", "Black Orpheus", "Gone With The Wind", "Dark Eyes", "Alone Together", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD

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PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds – The Complete Works 1968 to 1970 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, 1968/1969/1970. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 29.98
Brilliantly soulful jazz from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – a group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual – a box set featuring the originally self-released trilogy of releases Jawbones (1968), Since Washington (1969), and Winter Winds (1970) in one great package from Now Again! Of the trilogy, each is rare enough that we hadn't seen an original LP as of the time of release of this set, and a Japanese CD release of Winter Winds was our only intro to the soulful ingenuity of jazz composer/arranger/vibraphonist/pianist Hewitt. The LPs were actually only pressed in runs of 100 pieces per (!!!) – so this set compiling them is quite revelatory! His group works at a level that's definitely in line with some of our favorite indie jazz at the time – really pushing the boundaries with a great sense of spirit – stretching out towards new ideas, yet never getting too free or too outside to lose their sense of swing. But at another level, there's a slightly groovy undercurrent, too – one that comes from the wordless vocals on Winter Winds, a style that reminds us a bit of the singing on the Sound Of Feeling record with Oliver Nelson – particularly given the modal grooves on the best numbers, but the strength of the groove overall holds true on all three albums. Rhythms are really in the lead at the strongest points – driven by Phil Hewitt's work on piano and vibes, and topped with alto sax and flugelhorn, too. Players include Dick Zemlin on trumpet & piano, Charley Forsberg on alto, Richard Zemlin on flugelhorn, Rick Hearns & Marty Keller on drums. Jawbones includes "Free", "Don't Judge Your Brother", "Ihadmyheadoverthechickensouppot" and more. Since Washington includes "Alone And Watching", "Sad Sunday", " 3AM" and more. Winter Wind includes "I'm Wondering Why", "Oma Rakas", "The Winter Wind", "Tuija", "Baon Que Bash", "Ill Love Song", and "It's Got Two & That's Alright". The box includes reproductions of the original album art plus liner notes, and a 2009 interview by Eothen Alapatt. CD

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Jiro InagakiJazz & Rock Out ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99 About February 15, 2023
Jazz and rock, over the top – a sweet blend of funky rhythms, heavy horns, and some nice fuzzy guitar – all served up by the early 70s group of Jiro Inagaki! Jiro's recorded a few times in this mode – a great Japanese version of the headier sounds coming from the US and UK scenes at the time – but maybe even better as the style here is all instrumental, without any of the vocals that you'd usually hear on other jazz rock sets of this nature! The horn arrangements are wonderful – and usually mixed with really inventive keyboard and guitar parts – and the rhythms are more than enough to ensure that the record's got great appeal for any fan of funky styles. Titles include "Pure Heart Guy", "Ground Of Peace", "Yip-pie", "Freedom Jazz Dance", and "Spinning Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul JacksonBlack Octopus ... LP
East World/Kissing Fish (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99 About December 21, 2022
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 PhilharmonicHow High The Moon ... LP
Clef, Late 40s. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the first, and most famous, of Norman Granz's landmark JATP sessions – featuring an extended reading of "How High The Moon" that was a bit of jazz history itself! The session was recorded at Syria Mosque Auditorium in Pittsburgh – and featured players that include Buck Clayton, Flip Phillips, Trummy Young, Coleman Hawikins, Kenny Kersey, and Willie Smith. Titles include the extended version of "How High The Moon", and "Bellboy Blues" – as well as 2 titles from another JATP session, "Lady Be Good" and "After You've Gone" – featuring Howard McGhee, Charlie Parker, and Willie Smith. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, aging, split top seam, and half split bottom seam.)

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Jazz CrusadersFreedom Sound ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good ... $11.99 19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue and silver label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks for a few spins during "Freedom Sound". Cover has light surface wear.)

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JazzanovaStrata Records – The Sound Of Detroit – Reimagined By Jazzanova ... LP
BBE (UK), 2022. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 48.99
An incredible tribute to the legendary Strata Records in Detroit – performed by Jazzanova with a host of other guests – and at a level that's maybe the greatest thing the group has ever given us on record! The vibe here is a lot more Strata and spiritual than the style you'd expect from Jazzanova – as they take on tunes by label legends like Lyman Woodard, Kenny Cox, Sam Sanders, Maulawi, and other talents from the same Motor City underground of the 70s that gave the world Tribe Records. Instrumentation is a blend of Fender Rhodes and lots of live jazz work on flute, tenor, trombone, and trumpet – sometimes topped with vocals from Sean Haefeli, who really helps open up the soulful side of the tunes! Wonderful throughout, better than we might have even guessed – with titles that include "Joy Road", "Face At My Window", "Ortotundes", "Loser", "Scorpio's Child", "Creative Musicians", "Lost My Love", "Inside Ourselves", and "Saturday Night Special". LP, Vinyl record album

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JJ Johnson, Ben Webster, Martial Solal, and othersOne World Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Years before Frank Sinatra sang his "over the phone" set of Duets in the mid 90s, Columbia tried a similar "not all there in the studio" approach with this album of jazz played by American and international artists selected for the project. Tapes were made in New York with a lot of space in between the main soloists. These tapes were then flown overseas, where players in three cities played on top of the tapes, dubbing in solos that sound like they were part of the group. A decent enough idea technologically, we guess – but why would anyone want to subject jazz to such conditions? European players include Ronnie Ross, Roger Guerin, Stephane Grappelly, Ake Persson, and Roy East – and the tunes include "Big Ben's Blues", "International Blues", "Nuages", and "Cotton Tail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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Greetje KauffeldYoung Girl Sunday Jazz ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A range of wonderful work from this excellent European singer – mostly pulled from obscure archives belonging to jazz musicians and frequent musical partners in the 60s – brought together here to make a full length that's every bit as great as her other albums! Almost all the cuts have tight, sharp-edged small combo backing – with players who include Tony Vos on alto, Rolf Kuhn on clarinet, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Ingfried Hoffman on Hammond, and Jan Huydts on piano – all top-shelf European players of the time, who really hit the hip, surprisingly soulful vocal sound that Greetje's going for on these tracks! Many tunes are familiar, but the arrangements are mighty fresh – in the best sort of 60s-styled way – and titles include "Who Knows Why", "You & I", "My Kinda World", "Deed I Do", "Orange Coloured Sky", "Saturday Night", "Fever", "Almost Like Being In Love", and a great version of the Dusko Goykovich tune "Handful Of Soul". CD

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Elliot Lawrence with Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, & OthersSoundflights Into Jazz Vol 1 ... LP
Air Force Reserve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A very cool set – short radio pieces put together by the Air Force – with announcer Jim Lowe and a core band led by Elliot Lawrence – with solo stars that show up on each episode! This volume features appearances by Coleman Hawkins, Mundell Lowe, Roy Eldridge, Hal McKusick, Milt Hinton, and Teddy Wilson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam is split, but cover is nice overall.)

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Lawson Haggart Jazz BandWindy City Jazz ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear, piece of yellowed tape on top seam. The back cover has light stain spots.)

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Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The classic meeting of the great French arranger/pianist with American jazz players like Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and others. The tracks are a beautiful strident blend of Legrand's best arranging styles, and they show his keen talent for letting the soloist step forth into the spotlight, while complicated orchestrations swirl all around him. The titles are mostly jazz standards, but they're done in a great way, with lots of punch, and lots of great work by all the players. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Nuages", "In A Mist", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light ringwear, some edge wear, discoloration from age, half split top seam, and small splits in the bottom seam.)

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Deborah London & David HarrisMusic For Modern Jazz & Modern Dance (aka Modern Jazz Exercise Movements) ... LP
Kimbo, Early 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
Performed by Ed Shanaphy on piano, Buddy Lowell on drums, and Earl Fields on bass. Titles include "Java", "Matchmaker", "Downtown", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Girl From Ipanema", "Buck Dance", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet, with ink stamps on front. Cover has surface wear, splitting in the top seam, wide clear tape holding the bottom seam, some clear tape remnants, a bit of pen, and school stamps.)

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Johnny MartelJazzville 4 AM ... LP
Gone, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
With Steve Andry on bass and Thomas Bodeep on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and spine, some wear and aging, some musty odor, and a flaky corner and some stains in back.)

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Ana MazzottiAna Mazzotti (1977) ... LP
GTA/Far Out (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
One of two incredible albums from the lovely Ana Mazzotti – a 70s Brazilian singer who could effortlessly blend fusion and soul, Brazilian rhythms and funk – working here with plenty of help from Jose Roberto Bertrami of Azymuth! In fact, the record has a vibe that's a lot like the best early Azymuth music, although with vocals – hip rhythms, unusual inflections, and a great electrified version of older Brazilian styles – all topped by the warm, wonderful vocals of Mazzotti! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include an amazing version of "Sou", a vocal take on the Azymuth tune "Agora Ou Nunca Mais", and the cuts "Em Acalanto", "Eta Samba Bom", "Bairro Negro", and the funky classic "Roda Mundo". Great great great! LP, Vinyl record album

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Fred MillerSounds Of Love A To Zzzz – Sensuously Sinthesized ... LP
Yorkshire, 1972. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Wild stuff! This record's an attempt to bring together moog and sex sounds, and it goes about its task in the most heavy-handed way possible! Basically, the record's got a number of tracks with cool moogy bits – either musical in kind of a background way, or loud and firey – and these tracks also have recordings of simulated sex (or maybe it's real sex, we can't be sure) plastered on top of them. Not your usual moog record, but it's a nice mix of grunts and groans and beeps and whirrs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, small split on bottom seam.)

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Nicole Mitchell & Fabio PaolizzoMedusae ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Nicole Mitchell is in very different territory here than on some of her more spiritual albums – something you might have guessed from the cover, which signals another great chapter in Mitchell's shift into science fiction territory on some of her other projects! At some level, Nicole's working more here almost as a writer of speculative soundscapes instead of a jazz musician – blowing a variety of flutes, and adding in some vocalizations – next to the original Vivo electronic system employed by Fabio Paolizzo – whose dark tones and dystopic elements really shape the sound of the set! Titles include "Perils To Beauty", "A Baby Jellyfish", "Replicas", "The Birth", "Transformation Of A Simple Life Form", "Make Fertile", "Wings", and "Apotropaic". CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Society/John LewisModern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (Verve pressing) ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A mixture of Verve regulars and early third streamers join together in this one-off session designed as a focus on the writing talents of John Lewis. Most of the material takes off from Lewis' work with the MJQ, and the band includes two of his bandmates from that group, Connie Kay & Percy Heath – as well as soloists Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, Aaron Sachs, and Lucky Thompson. Titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Sun Dance", "Django", and "Midsommer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, split top seam with some yellowed tape remnants, small split in the spine, and some writing in pen in back.)

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James Moody/George WallingtonJazz Classics – The Beginning & End Of Bop ... LP
Blue Note, 1948/1954. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A great late 60s album that brings together earlier bop sides recorded for Blue Note – key material from two of the biggest modernists in the early days of the label! The James Moody tracks are from an early 10" session – recorded in 1948 with Dave Burns on trumpet, Art Blakey on drums, James Forman on piano, and Cecil Payne on baritone – all working under the name James Moody & His Modernists, on tracks that include "Oh Henry", "Tropicana", "The Fuller Bop Man", and "Moodamorphis" – all penned by Gil Fuller. Side two features a 1954 session led by pianist George Wallington with Burns on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, and Frank Foster on tenor – on titles that include "Festival", "Bumpkins", "Frankie & Johnny", and "Baby Grand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Vinyl has a short click at the end of "Cu-Ba". Cover has tape on top seam, partial split on bottom, light surface & edge wear.)

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Night Blooming JazzmenFreedom Jazz Dance ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
That's Night Blooming Jazzmen, not "Jasmine" – the name of one of the coolest projects to ever come from the hands of Leonard Feather! Sure, Feather presented some stiffer acts in his earlier years, but this group definitely isn't one of them – as they're an all-star, all-soul combo who soar with effortless ease – really wrapping themselves in the best styles created by the Mainstream label in the early 70s, and maybe even topping some of their own work as leaders too! The record features loads of wonderful work on trumpet from Blue Mitchell – plus soaring reeds from Ernie Watts and Lew Tabackin – as well as smoking Hammond from Charles Kynard, guitar from Freddie Robinson and Joe Pass, drums from Stix Hooper and Paul Humphrey, and funky percussion from Willie Bobo and Chino Valdes. Tracks are long, very groovy, and filled with great solos – and titles include a hard-swinging version of "Freedom Jazz Dance", which begins with a bouncing bass sample that we totally love – plus "Countin My Tears", "Heavy Hearted Blues", "Rio", "All This & Heaven Too", and "Twelve Tone Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has some light surface marks from the old paper sleeve, but plays great. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Ken NordineWord Jazz ... LP
Dot, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Ken Nordine's first album of goofy jazzy stuff, recorded with the groovy Fred Katz group, and featuring such gems as "The Sound Museum", "Flibberty Jib", and "Hunger Is From". Sampled by United Future Organisation and a whole bunch of others. This is probably his best one, with stripped down stuff that doesn't get too bogged down in a bunch of stupid electronic effects. Seminal material – and pretty darn timeless! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging, half split top seam, splitting in the spine, and a small name in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerJazz Perennial – Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 ... LP
Verve, 1949. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(Verve trumpeter logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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Sun RaSuper-Sonic Jazz ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1956. Used ... $6.99 8.99
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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Johnny Rae's Afro Jazz SeptetHerbie Mann's African Suite ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A confusing title, but a wonderful little record! The album's as much a Herbie Mann Latin session as it is a record by Johnny Rae – which is probably why the album's titled as such – and the group on the set features Rae on vibes, Herbie on flute, Jack Six on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, Bobby Corwin on piano, and Jose Mangual, Patato Valdes, and Victor Pantoja on an assortment of Latin and African percussion. The groove is tremendous – Latinized jazz, but with a real tension between the heavy percussion on the bottom and the ligher flute and vibes on the top – especially on the album's more tribal, African-styled numbers. The "suite" features 7 tracks in all – 5 composed by Herbie ("Sorimao", "Beouin", "Sudan", "Ekunda", "Guinean"), plus a version of Sonny Rollins' "St Thomas", and the track "Jungle Fantasy" by Noro Morales. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label deep groove pressing. Cover has light surface an edge wear.)

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Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz BandEgypt Strut (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strut (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band – work done by the percussionist who'd also worked with Sun Ra, but who's even more amazing here on his own! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled sounds – a blend that comes across with all the exotic feel of the pyramids at dawn, but which manages to groove like some of the best funky work from America at the time! Instrumentation includes lot of percussion, heavy piano and horns, and some especially great flute on most tracks – all coming together with a sound that's unlike anything else we've heard before. This collection is the first time that this music has been brought together officially, all with the kind of top-shelf production and packaging we've come to expect from the Art Yard label! Titles include "Ramadan In Space Time", "Neveen", "Kleopatra", "Mervat", and "Oriental Mood". CD features 8 more bonus tracks from related sessions too! CD

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Prestige, 1951/1953. Used ... $6.99
Early Sonny Rollins work for Prestige – recorded in the years 1951 and 1953, in a variety of settings! 4 tracks on the album features Rollins blowing with the MJQ, one more has him working with a Miles Davis group, and the last 8 feature a quartet with Kenny Drew, Percy Heath, and Art Blakey. The tunes are shorter than you might be used to hearing Rollins, but there's still plenty of power and imagination in the grooves – very economical solos, crafted with a great deal of imagination. Titles include "Scoops", "Shadrack", "Mambo Bounce", "The Stopper", "I Know", and "No Moe". CD
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Ronnie ScottRonnie Scott Jazz Club Vol 3 ... LP
Esquire (UK), Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $79.99
Early live material from British tenor giant Ronnie Scott – sides not recorded at his own famous club, but by the BBC for broadcast – which maybe makes them some of Scott's first recordings of this nature, and certainly some of the best from the time! The first large chunk of material features Ronnie heading up an octet – not only blowing freely, in some of his best bop modes of the time – but also really showing off his talent as an arranger – in front of musicians who include Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Derek Humble on alto, Benny Green on baritone sax, and Victor Feldman on vibes, piano, and congas! Peter King also joins the group on tenor on a few tracks too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a bit of tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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Bola SeteBola Sete At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A killer set of grooves recorded live by this legendary Brazilian guitarist – and a record of his that we've always sold extremely well over the years! The setting is a stripped down stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival – where Sete grooves in an open-ended fashion with only bass and drums behind him. The best track on here is "Soul Samba", a nice little groover with good drumming by Paulinho (Magalhaes) – and the LP also features an extended medley of tracks from Black Orpheus, plus an original called "Flamenco". Nice and jazzy, with a good tight bossa groove. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has partial split on top, some surface & edge wear. Includes Verve inner sleeve.)

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Sahib ShihabCompanionship – Jazz Joint Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vogue/Rearward (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99 34.98
Double-length brilliance from the mighty Sahib Shihab – a set that collects a number of killer 60s sessions with members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – all of them great! The small combo work here is amazing – hard-hitting modal jazz that matches, if not tops the best MPS/Saba sounds of the time – all produced to perfection with a really sharp edge, and a cutting approach to jazz that's gone onto inspired countless others in the current scene – including artists on Schema and Ricky-Tick Records, as well as most Japanese club jazz combos! But long before any of those cats started copping his groove, Sahib Shihab had it all totally together – a great ear for his own amazing solos on baritone and flute, and a way of hooking up with players like Francy Boland on piano, Fats Sadi on vibes, Benny Bailey on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. All players here were Shihab's partners in the Clarke Boland Big Band, and they use these small combo sessions to explore some great new ideas – stripped-down groovers that are heavy on rhythm, and really allow full expression from all the players involved. Titles include "Companionship", "Om Mani Padme Hum", "Bohemia After Dark", "Serenata", "Yah Yah Blues", "Balafon", "Talk Some Yak-ee Dak", "The Turk's Bolero", "CT + CB", "Jay Jay", "Stoned Ghosts", "Just Give Me Time", and "Dijdar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jo StaffordJo + Jazz ... LP
Corinthian, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – as Jo's singing a great batch of jazz-based tracks – and getting help from an array of small group players that include Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges, Conte Candoli, and Ray Nance! Arrangements are by Johnny Mandel, in a warmly chromatic mode that really helps take Jo's vocals away from the pop end of the spectrum – and into a lush and almost torchy mode that's a real surprise. Mandel does an especially nice job of working the horns into the mix – allowing for some slight but well-placed solo and introduction bits that really help shape the overall sound of the album. Titles include "For You", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Midnight Sun", "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", "I Didn't Know About You", "Imagination", "Dream Of You", "Day Dream", and "I've Got The World On A String". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has surface wear, some splitting on the top seam, a tape spot on the back and lightly bent corners. Label has a peel spot.)

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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+ ... $5.99
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
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a tiny split on top, light surface wear, faint stain on top.)

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Tunetoppers with Al BrownTunetoppers At The Madison Dance Party ... LP
Amy, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A rare alternate version of The Madison – recorded at the same time as Ray Bryant's big hit, and in a similar style that features jazzy instrumentation supported by "calls" from Al Brown! The cover's got an "everybody's doing the Madison" sort of look – but the sound here is strongly soulful, and the few non-call instrumental numbers come off with a really snapping soul jazz groove! There's no players listed on the cover, but we're willing to believe there's one or two famous jazz artists in the group. Titles include "Madison Jam", "Mo Madison", "Your Call", "Madison Party (parts 1 & 2)", and "Scotty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and spine, small peeled spot at the top left corner, and some stains in back.)

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McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, & Al FosterMilestone Jazz Stars In Concert ... LP
Milestone, 1978. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A wonderful combination of players – really stretching out here in a hip double-length set! The live performance features three key musicians all recording for Milestone Records in the 70s – Sonny Rollins on tenor and soprano sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Ron Carter on bass – joined by drummer Al Foster, who provides some great energy to round out the quartet! But not all the tracks here are quartet ones, either – as the set also features some duet, trio, and solo moments too – really changing things up on some extended tracks that continue to keep things interesting! Titles include the excellent "Cutting Edge" – plus "Continuum", "Alone Together", "Nubia", "NO Blues", and "Don't Stop The Carnival". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and lightly bent corners.)

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Dinah WashingtonJazz Sides ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A collection of mid-late 50s recordings with accompaniment by Clark Terry, Wynton Kelly, Max Roach, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jimmy Cleveland, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has some white paint spots at the top left corner and is stained along the opening and corners on the right.)

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Westlake College QuintetCollege Goes To Jazz ... LP
Decca, 1956. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A hipper group than you'd expect – especially since they're all college kids! John Graas found these guys playing at Westlake College, and he rightly thought they had a sound that was well worth recording for Decca – not surprising, since these guys have a similar chamber modern groove to some of Graas' own work for the label. The ensemble features tenor, trombone, bass, drums, and piano, the last of which is played by Dick Grove, probably the only player in the group who went onto become a more famous name. The titles include a lot of Graas originals – including "Ghost Talk", "Westlake Bounce", "Theme", "Mood", and "La Paz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, light wear, a bit of flaking on the edges and a bit of clear tape on the top seam. Vinyl has a small mark that clicks for a few spins at the end of "Jive At Five" and beginning of "Topsie" but plays fine otherwise.)

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✨✧ Lyman Woodard OrganizationDon't Stop The Groove ... LP
Corridor, 1979. Sealed ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram Pure Pleasure/Corridor reissue.)

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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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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 10 – Remixes ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A fantastic extension of the Jazz Is Dead series – a run of records that's already got a wonderfully collaborative vibe, which is taken even further with these tracks! As you might guess from the title, the album features remixes of cuts from the previous nine volumes – and the choice of remixers is really top-shelf – a great run of talents who now add their voices to the stunning sounds created by the host of famous jazz/funk talents who worked alongside Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad in the studio! Every track has a nicely different vibe, but not in a way that's schizophrenic – as the music really opens up from the sounds at the core, while still holding onto them as well. Titles include "Gotta Love Again (Kaidi Tatham rmx)" with Marcos Valle, "Soulful & Unique (Pink Sifu rmx)" with Roy Ayers, "Soulsea (Cut Chemist rmx)" with Gary Bartz, "Redor Do Samba (DJ Spinna rmx)" with Azymuth, "Liasons (Diabiase rmx)" with Joao Donato, "Nancy Wilson (Shigeto rmx)" with Brian Jackson, "Windfall (Natureboy Flako rmx)" with Doug Carn, and "Jazz Is Dead (Georgia Anne Muldrow geemix)" with The Midnight Hour. CD
Also available Jazz Is Dead 10 – Remixes ... LP 32.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 10 – Remixes ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 34.99
A fantastic extension of the Jazz Is Dead series – a run of records that's already got a wonderfully collaborative vibe, which is taken even further with these tracks! As you might guess from the title, the album features remixes of cuts from the previous nine volumes – and the choice of remixers is really top-shelf – a great run of talents who now add their voices to the stunning sounds created by the host of famous jazz/funk talents who worked alongside Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad in the studio! Every track has a nicely different vibe, but not in a way that's schizophrenic – as the music really opens up from the sounds at the core, while still holding onto them as well. Titles include "Gotta Love Again (Kaidi Tatham rmx)" with Marcos Valle, "Soulful & Unique (Pink Sifu rmx)" with Roy Ayers, "Soulsea (Cut Chemist rmx)" with Gary Bartz, "Redor Do Samba (DJ Spinna rmx)" with Azymuth, "Liasons (Diabiase rmx)" with Joao Donato, "Nancy Wilson (Shigeto rmx)" with Brian Jackson, "Windfall (Natureboy Flako rmx)" with Doug Carn, and "Jazz Is Dead (Georgia Anne Muldrow geemix)" with The Midnight Hour. LP, Vinyl record album
(Die cut outer sleeve.)
Also available Jazz Is Dead 10 – Remixes ... CD 14.99

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VariousAll-Stars Series Vol 3 – Modern Jazz ... CD
King (Japan), 1957. Used ... $18.99
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
(Out of print, SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousBGP Presents Jazz Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A heavy dose of funky jazz – and one that goes way past the obvious too – to include some real gems from the 70s that even we'd passed up! The package is filled with stellar jazz from the Fantasy Records family – Prestige, Pablo, Galaxy and Fantasy proper – choice numbers by The Blackbyrds, Stanley Cowell, Charles Earland, Patrice Rushen and others – funky jazz, soul, boogie and Brazil-flavored numbers from the top shelf of the diverse period! It's a tight, well chosen compilation with numbers you simply could not overlook in putting a set like this together – productions by the Mizells, Donald Byrd, Earland and others – but there's a few of leftfield choices, too. Simply a great little snapshot of the funky jazz and soul period and the family of labels that generated so much of the most creative music to come from it! 14 tracks and nearly 80 minutes of grooves: Includes "Happy Music" by Blackbyrds, "Close To You" by Marlon McClain, "Let Me Love You (Let Me Be Me)" by Stanley Cowell, "Taj Mahal" by Paulinho Da Costa, "Nov Ano" by Azar Lawrence, "Moon Dreams" by Flora Purim, "Montevideo" by Opa, "Glide" by Pleasure, "Shout It Out" by Patrice Rushen, "If Only I Could Prove To You" by The 3 Pieces and more. CD

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VariousClassic Black & White Jazz Sessions 1942 to 1949 (11CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Mid 40s. New Copy 11CDs ... $178.99 179.00
An incredible document of a really crucial label during the postwar years – the important west coast indie, Black & White Records – home to an amazing array of top-shelf jazz, blues, and R&B recordings from the time! The scope of work here is fantastic – 243 tracks in all, much of it material that was only ever issued on 78rpm discs, including some in the 12" format – the longer version of the early single that Black & White often used to present longer versions of jazz recordings, with more room for solos. The focus here is on the jazz side of the label, and much of the material was recorded in LA, but some were done in New York and other cities too – including early production work by jazz giants like Leonard Feather and Norman Granz – which will give you an idea of the top-shelf quality of the sessions. The jazz recordings are a mix of vocal, bop, trad, and swing styles – and the late 40s sides often hit that spot where jazz and blues came together in jumping modes that represented early R&B – which almost makes the whole package an evolution in styles during these crucial 40s years. There's way too much to mention here, as you might guess from an 11CD set – and the package features work by Ivie Anderson, Etta Jones, Charlie Ventura, Wilbert Baranco, Erroll Garner, Joe Marsala, Jack McVea, Nat Jaffee, Red Callender, Phil Moore, Earl Spencer, Tommy Todd, Gerald Wilson, Howard McGhee, Lucky Thompson, Ernestine Anderson, Barney Bigard, the Hip Chicks, Jo Evans, Mushmouth Robinson, and many others – all presented with a very detailed booklet of notes. CD

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VariousDown Beat Jazz Concert ... LP
Dot, 1958. Very Good ... $1.99
An assortment of tracks recorded together under the Downbeat name, but which was really designed to showcase the budding jazz talents on late 50s Dot Records! The set kicks off with a big band, Basie-ish number – "Blues Over Easy", performed by Manny Alban and jazz greats that include Nick Travis, Gene Quill, and Jerome Richardson. Next up is the Tony Scott quintet with Jimmy Knepper – on a version of "Scrapple From The Apple" – followed by 2 tracks by Steve Allen – one trio, one with a quartet with Georgie Auld – "Rose Room" and "The Fast Thing In C". Paul Horn follows up with "Give Me The Simple Life" – and the set's completed by "Dougy's Buggy" performed by the Don Elliott Quintet, with Elliott on trumpet and vibes, plus bass clarinet by Hal McKusick. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, mostly split top seam with some aged clear tape, split spine, a small peeled spot and remnants from price sticker removal, and a Stereo sticker.)

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VariousI Had The Craziest Dream Vol 1 – Modern Jazz & Hardbop In Postwar London ... CD
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The British scene of the 50s was a hotbed of new musical activity in jazz – partly because of the energy that's always been associated with the city of London and music – but also because new waves of immigration were seeing all sorts of fresh styles coming to the British shores! Both of those modes are definitely in play here – in a stunning showcase of some of the hippest jazz that was bubbling forth in the UK during the postwar years – some with top-shelf soloists who'd go on to achieve even more in the 60s – some with lesser-known players who really shine in the company of the others! Titles include "Wilton's Mood" by Wilton Gaynair, "Hi Ya Mr Jackson" by Tony Hall, "Spiritual Blues" by Joe Harriott, "Nelson's Column" by Eddie Thompson, "it Don't Mean A Thing" by Tony Kinsey with Joe Harriott, "Hootin" by The Jazz Five, "Morning Blue" by Shake Keane, "Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha" by Ginger Mofolunsho Johnson, and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" by Don Rendell. CD

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VariousMod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. CD

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VariousSocialized Jazz Beats ... 12-inch
Social Beats (UK), 2006. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99
A nice collection of jazzy groovers – not so much club jazz numbers as they are more beat-centric tracks that still often have some component of jazz-based solo work! Many of the numbers here groove along in a style that's a bit like Schema Records at its best – rhythmic progressions made up of warmer acoustic elements, which are then topped by solos on keyboards, tenor, or trumpet! Titles include "Make Sense" by Gianni De Luca, "Little Sunflower" by Cookin' Quintet, "A Facade (Phil Martin remix)" by Frank Montis, "Kokujazz" by Solo Moderna, and "Mr DJ (Phil Martin remix)" by Tom Beek. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing 2 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Soundtrack Breaks For Modern Living ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
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. 2CD set features one mixed disc, one unmixed – with titles that 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. CD

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VariousSwitzerjazz ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1996. Used ... $8.99
Seven long tracks from Big Band De Lausanne BBL featuring Danilo Moccia & Franco Ambrosetti, The Youngbloods featuring Christoph Grab, The Survivors, The Lost Generation,The Youngbloods, and Big Band De Lausanne BBLfeaturing Christian Gavillet with Yvan Ischer & Marcel Papaux. CD

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VariousYesterday Has Gone – The Songs Of Teddy Randazzo ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Really fantastic work from Teddy Randazzo – the man who put the "up" in uptown soul during the 60s – and who went on to a fantastic legacy of really great music in a variety of different styles! Teddy was always a real cut above the usual pop songwriter – as his songs were fuller, richer, and not afraid to bring some lush aspects to the production – yet always with a way that could still groove – clearly a key step on the path towards more sophisticated soul styles that others would pick up on strongly in the 70s! These tunes have a beautiful way of balancing emotion with a need to be catchy and groovy – all while avoiding modes that would sound way too overdone in the hands of other pop talents of the time – moving past the too-emotive or too-weepy styles that dominated the record racks a few years before. Most of the tracks here are soul singles, but there's also a few jazz and rock numbers too – all supported by the usual deep detailed notes that we love from Ace Records. Titles include "You Better Go" by Derek Martin, "I'm On The Outside" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "Or Not At All" by Jimmy Rice, "Good For A Lifetime" by Al Hibbler, "Better Use Your Head" by Mel Torme, "Rain In My Heart" by Frank Sinatra, "Can't Stop Running Away" by Timi Yuro, "A Million To One" by The Manhattans, "Think Before You Act" by Tony Orlando, "Goin Out Of My Head" by Dionne Warwick, "Hurt So Bad" by The Delfonics, "I Watched You Slowly Slip Away" by Howard Guyton, "Think Twice Before You Walk Away" by Porgy & The Monarchs, "Baby Are You Puttin Me On" by The Royalettes, and "You Don't Need A Heart" by Teddy Randazzo himself. CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz (plus bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $7.99
A key early album from the young Cannonball Adderley – an a set that crossed over big, thanks to a mix of strong jazz solos from the leader and very inventive rhythms in the arrangements! The group here is larger than Adderley's usual quintet/sextet lineup – and includes reed work from Oliver Nelson and Jerome Richardson, trombone from Melba Liston, piano from Wynton Kelly, and even a bit of congas from Ray Barretto – all working under the hip leadership of Ernie Wilkins, who crafts these great charts for Cannon to solo over the top! A key moment of genius is the title track – a beautiful reading of Galt MacDermott's "African Waltz" – and other tracks include "Blue Brass Groove", "Something Different", "The Uptown", and "Letter From Home". CD also features the bonus track "This Here". CD
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Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Very early work from Cannonball Adderley – recorded way before the funky years, when he was a hard-wailing soulful soloist with a lot of bop in his style! Cannon's paired here with brother Nat, a good companion even at this early stage – and the two of them solo in front of a large group that features Jerome Richardson, Max Roach, Cecil Payne, and Jimmy Cleveland, all blowing away in hard heavy form, similar to that used on other Mercury/Emarcy jazz sessions from the time. Quincy Jones handled the arrangements, and Cannonball holds his own nicely – and serves up a whole new tone that's a lot more measured than in later years. Tracks include "Fallen Feathers", "Song Is You", "Willows", and "Everglade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Mercury pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Rose Room" and "Fallen Feathers". Cover has some wear and aging, half split top seam, some light stains, and small peeled spots.)

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Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... $11.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". Also includes 2 bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyWhy Am I Treated So Bad? ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
If you ever needed a key example of the genius of Cannonball on Capitol Records, this tight little set may well be it! The record's got all the best elements of a Cannon classic firmly in place – production by David Axelrod, electric piano by Joe Zawinul, and some tremendously soulful work from Cannon and Nat Adderley on their respective horns – all presented with a sense of relaxed tightness (if we can use such a phrase) that's jaw-droppingly brilliant all the way through! Cannon speaks a bit and pushes the band into action with charisma and warmth caught nicely by Axelrod's recording – and the band grooves on long, snakey tunes that mix equal parts funk and soul jazz together, coming up with the quintessential Adderley groove on nearly every number! Tracks include the seminal "Why Am I Treated So Bad", plus "Mini Mama", "I'm On My Way", "One For Newk", "The Scene", "Yvette", and "The Other Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, heavy wear and aging, split top seam and spine, splitting in the bottom seam, and stains around the edges.)

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✨✧ Alegre All StarsWay Out - Vol 4 ... LP
Alegre, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $49.99
4th volume in this great series of classic Latin descargas, featuring some of the greatest players of the sixties running through crack material that gives them all a chance to showcase their talents. Includes their massive version of "Manteca", plus another hard jazz mambo cut, "Ensayo Pa'la Luna", and some hard gurachas. Also has a great goofy cover, a cartoon like the other volumes, which shows the boys floating around out in space, orbiting a space capsule above "Cape Alegre"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Very early orange label pressing! Cover has masking tape on the top seam, a few names on back, and a few small names next to the players.)

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Davie Allan & The Arrows/The Hands Of TimeWild Angels – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb put the whole thing together – but the vibe is much more like some of Allan's excellent guitar instrumental albums of the time – apart from the few more standard rock band tracks you'd find in Curb's other productions from the period. Most of the album's instrumental Arrows work – and tracks include "The Chase", "Bongo Party", "Blues Theme", "Theme From Wild Angels", and "The Unknown Rider" – plus the vocal cuts "Theme From The Wild Angels" by The Visitors and "Midnight Rider" by The Hands Of Time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Duophonic pressing. Cover has a split top seam and some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Tito AllenUntouchable ... LP
Fania, 1979. Very Good ... $14.99
Tito Allen almost seems to be borrowing a page from the Willie Colon book with his gangster look on the cover of this one – and in a way, the record's got the same sense of soaring energy you'd hear in Willie's best post-gangster work from this time! But thanks here are really due to Louie Ramirez, who produced and directed, and gives the record that great mix of jazz and salsa he brought to his own best work – a sound that's made especially great by the presence of alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones in the lineup next to the trumpets and trombone – inflecting the music with enough shadings of soul and color to match Tito's own expressive vocals. Arrangements are by Ramirez, Marty Sheller, and others – and titles include "El Sabio", "Vivan Tus Ojos Verdes", "Guancona", " Para Los Bravos", "Flores Blancas Y Negras", "Busca Ambiente", and "Como Tu Ninguna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, half split top seam held with a piece of clear tape, a small stain in front, and is slightly wavy near the opening.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99 14.99
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Sealed.)
 
 
 



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