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Human ZooHuman Zoo ... CD
Cicadelic, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99
Suburban LA psychedelia from the dawn of the 70s – the rare self-titled album from The Human Zoo! The Human Zoo started out as The Circus, eventually cutting this underappreciated album for Accent Records. Even in a freewheeling, anything goes era of Cali rock, The Human Zoo have a pretty far reaching vibe – from stripped down guitar based garage psyche, to more of a pummeling, fuzzed out take on blue eyed R&B, to looser, roomier grooves. Titles include "IT's Got To Be", "Na-Na", "Funny", "Late To My Resurrection", "Stone Sassy Fox", "The Human Zoo", "The Time Was Over" and more. CD

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Kind & Kinky Zoo with Rickey CallowayHot Love/Pornishead ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Funky soul legend Rickey Calloway makes an appearance here – first calling out the groove on "Hot Love", which has lots of chunky drums – then speaking the lyrics as much as singing, all in that made that makes him one of the greatest heirs to the James Brown sound! "Pornishead" is an instrumental take on the same tune – but with a lot more sweet electric piano instead of vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ ZooZoo ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trippy French group who get a great shot at the US market with this gem on Mercury Records – an album that's got a nicely mixed-up style of vocals, along with organ, harpsichord, saxes, trumpet, and lots of other cool touches! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Kind & Kinky ZooSakura Chan/Seabass ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful cut, with a nicely deep feel – funky drums at the core, but some great slow-moving Fender Rhodes, and a flute solo that's completely wonderful – a bit blue, and nice and raspy – almost like old school Roland Kirk or Harold McNair! "Seabass" is mighty nice too – with lots more flute from Oliver Bill, a musician we'd like to hear a lot more from in the future! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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American BreedKeep The Faith/Private Zoo ... 7-inch
Acta, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Acta sleeve, with jukebox strips.)

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Disco D & ParadimeDetroit Zoo (orig clean, orig dirty, orig, inst, remix clean, remix dirty, remix inst) ... 12-inch
GTI, 2000. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered GTI sleeve.)
 
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Coming Of AgeBaby Be Still (club mix, album version, sexual healing long version, sexual healing video version) ... 12-inch
Zoo, 1994. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve, with a bumped corner and cutout notch.)

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OddsBedbug ... CD
Zoo, 1993. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Booklet has a cut corner, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sonny LandrethSouth Of I 10 ... CD
Zoo, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ RastineAfrodisiac ... CD
Zoo, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "So Much Trouble In The World", "Spartacus", "A Love Supreme", "Nights Over Egypt", and "Natural Mystic". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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CommodoresMachine Gun ... LP
Motown, 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
Lionel Richie come back! All is forgiven! We'd said bad things about you for years until we heard this funky groover – The Commodores' first album, a tasty bit of funk that almost makes us want to forgive you for all of your later crimes! The whole thing's pretty funky all the way through – with a strong southern groove, touched with a bit of a Sly Stone party funk mode. Includes the killer break classic "The Assembly Line", which feels like it was lifted right off one of Sly's late 60s albums for Epic – plus "The Bump", "Machine Gun", "The Zoo", and "Gonna Blow Your Mind". Arrangements are by James Carmichael and Gloria Jones, who also did the production – and the album's a long way from "Three Times A Lady", trust us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click on the first two tracks.)

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DJ PatifeNa Estrada ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $4.99
An incredible record by DJ Patife – far more subtle and soulful than any of his previous efforts, and way much more than just his initial Brazilian take on drum n bass! The sound here easily matches the spirit of the best soulful work on Trama – and the album's done with the depth and integrity of recent gems from Patricia Marx or Bruno E – pretty heady company, but Patife is more than ready for the comparison! Frequent partner Mad Zoo is also along for the album as well, but is a bit more in the background than before – giving space to the subtler instrumentalists who make some of the best tunes to great – letting keyboards, guitar bits, and other jazzy touches really deepen the feel of the record. Vocals are by Cleveland Watkiss, Laura Finnochiaro, Wilson Simoninha, Janaiana Holland, and Camila Andrade – and titles include a great cover of Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed", plus "Enigma", "Diariamente", "The Midnighter (live bar mix)", "Lovin U", "The Secret", "Link", "Made In Bahia", and "Que Pena". CD
(Out of print.)

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Elephant's MemoryElephant's Memory (1969 – Buddah) ... LP
Buddah, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
A pretty wild set from Elephants Memory – one that's as trippy as you'd guess from the group's image on the cover – and equally collaborative too! There's a strong mix of male and female vocals here – over guitar and rhythms that move effortlessly between blues rock and psych – all with a pretty loose, freewheeling sense of production – but enough tightness to make some of the chorus moments snap out nicely! Wes Farrell produced, but seems to really let the band do their thing – and in addition to songs written by group members Stan Bronstein, Michal Shapiro, and Richard Sussman – there also seems to be some song contributions from Tony Visconti too. Titles include "Hot Dog Man", "Talkin A Walk", "RIP", "Jungle Gym At The Zoo", "Don't Put Me On Trial No More", "Crossroads Of The Stepping Stones", "Band Of Love", and "Brief Encounter". LP, Vinyl record album

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John's ChildrenStrange Affair – The Sixties Recordings (Singles & Rarities/Orgasm with bonus tracks) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Completely wonderful work from John's Children – a group who are probably best-remembered as the early home for a young Marc Bolan, but who are already great enough on their own! John's Children have a madly playful approach – one that brings together the best elements of Brit beat and psych, but with a wit that rivals The Who on A Quick One – no surprise, given that the group toured famously with The Who at the time! Yet these guys are hardly copycats at all – and are definitely one of the most unique groups from the London scene at the time – the start of so many ideas that other groups might steal later, and work into their own sound – yet served up here with a core essence that's completely unique, and still mindblowingly fresh after all these years. This package is the best and most complete we've ever seen on John's Children – and features 26 singles, including some solo Andy Ellison or Silence tracks – plus the full 10 track Orgasm album, and an additional 16 rare mixes and alternates too. Titles include "Strange Affair", "Desdemona", "Remember Thomas A Becket", "Sara Crazy Child", "Go Go Girl", "Arthur Green", "Midsummer Night's Scene", "Help", "Cornflake Zoo", Casbah Candy", "Killer Ben", "Jagged Time Lapse", "Leave Me Alone", "Why Do You Like", and "You're A Nothing". CD

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NativeSnobbism ... CD
Stride (Japan), 2004. Used ... $11.99
One of the best club jazz combos we've heard from the Japanese scene to date – a group who's solidly jazz based, but who also hit a range of colors and tones that open up with the rhythms of some of their contemporaries! Native have a sound that comes across cool at first – laidback grooving with some pulsating drum work that sets the stage for freer improvisations on flute, sax, and guitar. Hiroki Shiihara recites a bit on a few tracks – but the real vocal charm of the record comes from the lovely female singer Tomoka Ito, who adds lyrics to 3 of the album's best tracks. The overall vibe is mostly instrumental, though – and the record does a really great job of keeping things jazzy without pushing the dancefloor side of the rhythms too much – making for a set that's almost equally a jazz record and a club set. Titles include "Circle Of Life", "Move 67", "Blanco", "Boilermaker", "Ever After", "Who Are You", "Asyl", "Fire Works", "Drum'n Go Go", and "Zoo". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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OddjobJazzoo Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Out Note (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Maybe the coolest project we've ever heard from Oddjob – that groovy Swedish jazz ensemble that features lots of offbeat work on trumpet from Goran Kajfes! The approach here is maybe hinted at by the title – as the group serve up instrumental tracks that each take the sound and shape of a different animal in a zoo – all instrumental, and way cooler than you might guess from the kid book style of illustration – and rhythmic enough to live up to the group's previous legacy, but without any drum programs or production elements – just very creative instrumentation by the combo! Kajfes plays a slide trumpet as well as his usual instrument – which makes for mighty nice sounds – and Per Rusktrask Johansson handles a range of saxes, both electric and acoustic, plus flutes, clarinets, and mouth harp – alongside Daniel Karlsson on piano, keyboards, and organ, Peter Forss on bass, and either Janne Robertson or Lars Skoglund on drums. Titles include "The Kangaroo", "The Duck", "The Bear", "The Ants & The Elephants", "The Pig", "The Penguin", "The Butterfly", "The Camel & The Snake", "The Fly", and "The Cockroach". CD
(Includes a nicely-illustrated book – and instructions for an "augmented reality" experience via app!)

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Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers Instrumentals (2LPs with bonus 7 inch) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Elektra, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... On November 27, 2020
Instrumentals to ODB's first album: "Shimmy Shimmy Ya", "Baby C'Mon", "Brooklyn Zoo", "Hippa To Da Hoppa", "Rawhide", "Damage", "Don't U Know", "The Stomp", "Goin Down", "Drunk Games", "Snakes", "Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)", "Protect ya Neck II the Zoo", "Dirty Dancin" and "Harlem World". (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Friday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 27. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with a bonus 7 inch!)

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VariousDouble Whammy – A 1960s Garage Rock Rave-Up (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Craft, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
A well-chosen batch of rare garage rock gems from the 60s – rare work from labels that include Stax, Fantasy, Original Sound, and Vanguard – including three never-issued tracks! The choice of material is great, and the whole thing features notes from producer Alec Palao – a name we've really come to trust for sets like this, which go way past the hits and obvious choices. Titles include "Can't Get Enough" by The Pullice, "Attention" by Lonnie Duvall, "Harmonica Man" by The Torquays, "Psychotic Reaction (unedited version)" by Count Five, "She's Gone" by Group B, "Double Whammy" by Jack Bedient & The Chessmen, "In The Night" by The Bittersweets, "Short Haired Fathers" by Circus Maximus, "Anytime Anywhere" by The Squires, "This Calls For A Celebration" by The Fantastic Zoo, "Rat Race" by The Tears, "I Can't Make A Friend" by The Vagrants, "The Animal In Me" by The Orfuns, and "The People In Me (full length version)" by The Music Machine. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited translucent blue vinyl pressing!)

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VariousElectrical Language – Independent British Synth Pop 1978 to 1984 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $36.99
A massive look at a key moment in British music – that post-punk era when keyboards and electronics came into the mix, but weren't yet used in polished or commercial ways! The groups here really run the gamut – from some who'd later move into more noisy territory, to others who might change things up and go for the charts – almost all captured at their earliest, working for the wealth of tiny indie labels that sprang up in England once the forces of punk knocked down the walls of the major labels! The scope of sounds here is totally great – from moody, moogy analogue numbers – to other tighter electronic songs that burst and crackle with energy – sometimes instrumental, often vocal – and always a cut above. The package is a hardcover book-style one – with page after page of notes and images on the artists in the set – plus 4CDs that feature a total of 80 tracks – with music by The Passage, Thomas Leer, Box Of Toys, Poeme Electronique, Dalek I, Colourbox, The Normal, Alex Fergusson, Eyeless In Gaza, Bodhi Beat Poets, Two, The Fast Set, Play, Goat, Futurerhythm, David Harrow, Fiat Lux, Blue Zoo, Lori & the Chameleons, Tim Blake, Charlie's Brother, The Quarks, Hybrid Kids, Beasts In Cages, Naked Lunch, Edward Ka-Spel, The Mobile, Fad Gadget, Local Boy Makes Good, Chris & Cosey, Pink Industry, Music For Pleasure, and many more! CD

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✨✧ VariousGolden State Psychedelia ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
San Francisco is well-known as ground zero for the Summer Of Love – and the city gave us plenty of big bands that helped push the new sounds of the 60s firmly into the rock mainstream – but at the same time, the city also housed plenty of lesser-known acts and really experimental groups who were making some amazing sounds that never fully got their due! This set completely corrects that lack – by digging deep into the SF scene of the late 60s, and coming up with handfuls of fuzzy nuggets that show us that there's still plenty to discover from this ultra-rich moment in music – a time when there was so much greatness going down, even a collection like this only scratches the surface. And yet, that scratch is one hell of a treat – as the whole thing's filled with lots of unissued tracks from back in the day, rare singles, and lots more – all originally produced at Golden State Recorders, and documented here in some very well-done notes. Titles include "Blow Up" by The Goody Box, "Meditorium" by The Carnival, "Start Seeing" by The Short Yellow, "Sunday At The Lotus Parlor" by The Gants, "Chasing Rainbows" by The Bristol Boxkite, "Wet Chant" by The Immediate Family, "Daddy's Zoo" by The Tow Away Zone, "Black Diamonds" by Ticket Agents, "Speed" by Celestial Hysteria, "F*ck For Peace" by Magician, "Don't Worry Me" by The Seventh Dawn, and "My Kind Of People" by Just Slightly Richer. CD

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VariousSambass 2 – More Brazilian Drum N Bass Tunes ... CD
Cuadra/Irma (Italy), 2004. Used ... $4.99
Put aside any older conceptions you may have about drum n bass – because this set of tracks unlocks a whole new sound – samba n bass! The tracks all have a fresh, modern dancefloor take on older Brazilian rhythms and instrumentation – using tightly crafted beats to kick up the tempo a whole heck of a lot – while still working within a realm of elements that includes some older Brazilian styles. The set features some exclusive tracks to the compilation, and features a lot of work by Brazilian producers DJ Patife and Mad Zoo – as well as a few other bits from the Trama posse. Titles include "Waltz For Koop (DJ Patife rmx)" by Koop, "Meu Sonho (extended mix)" by Kaleidoscopio, "Corcovado (Marky & XRS rmx)" by Everything But The Girl, "Malta" by Drumagick, "Amor Errado (DJ Patife & Mad Zoo's club)" by Fernanda Porto, "Cresce Lentamente (Mad Zoo's re-loaded rmx)" by Riovolt, "February" by Max De Castro, and "Ser" by Ramilson Maia. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob DoroughMultiplication Rock ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – partly because the tunes are all so groovy, and partly because we've really come to know the jazz-based work of composer Bob Dorough! At the time of this set, Dorough was coming off some great work in the 60s – his own rare recordings, music for Spanky & Our Gang, and others – all of which seems to inform these math-based tunes written for Saturday morning TV. The tunes are all pretty darn catchy, and often quite jazzy – and instrumentation often features some great electric piano nestled in alongside the vocals. Dorough sings the lion's share of the work for this album – although Grady Tate sings on two numbers, and Blossom Dearie on one more. Titles include the amazing "Three Is A Magic Number" – plus "Lucky Seven Sampson", "Little Twelve Toes", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "I Got Six", "Naughty Number Nine", "Figure Eight", and "The Four Legged Zoo". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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✨✧ Ol Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers – The Dirty Version ... CD
Elektra, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ol' Dirty Bastard...Osiris...Big Baby Jesus...what can we say? Even if we didn't know ODB had really fallen off the deep end or if his wildness was just an act, this was always sone of our favorite Wu-Tang related LPs and it always will be – with manic energy and tripped out sense of humor than most, and featuring the best hip hop singing since Biz Markie. A defining mid 90s hip hop uberclassic – with "Brooklyn Zoo", "Baby C'mon", "Proteck Ya Neck II", "Cuttin Headz", "Hippa To Da Hoppa", "Shimmy Shimmy Ya", and lots more. Yeah baby, we like raw. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Spirit12 Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus ... LP
Epic, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The crowning achievement of Spirit – and a record that you probably could have found in any college dorm room in the early 70s! The record's really a cut above for their generation – an expansive effort that hangs together with a bit of a concept, and which interweaves strands of rock, folk, and a bit of jazz – yet also a record that has a lot more polish than other efforts of its type, and which trades a bit of psychedelic indulgence for a tighter focus that really lets the best tunes sparkle wonderfully! Production is great – clear, but trippy at the same time – and Randy California's guitar work has never sounded better. Titles include "Nature's Way", "Animal Zoo", "Love Has Found A Way", "Mr Skin", "Soldier", "Street Worm", and "Space Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some surface wear, aging, a small stain, and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ VariousWomen In Lounge 2 – A Female Vocal Excursion In The Dreamy Land Of Italian Movie Soundtracks ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the dreamiest voices in Italian pop of the 60s and 70s – serving up an incredible array of great tunes from rare soundtracks! The styles here go way past the obvious, and draw a nice link between more familiar soundtrack modes of the time, and obscure corners of Italian pop that never reached as widespread an audience. A few tracks on the set are ones that we've heard before, but most of the numbers are fresh to our ears – and the overall presentation of the package is a really nice change from some of the other soundtrack collections on the market. Titles include "Argomenti" by Astrud Gilberto, "L'Amica" by Fiorenza Normile, "Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo" by Sophia Loren, "Hey Baby Ain't I Sweet Enough" by Katarina M Hollander, "Una Voce Allo Specchio" by Edda Dell'Orso, "I Want It All" by Lara Saint Paul, "Ginevra" by Nora Orlandi, "Femina Ridens Song" by Olympia, "If You Want To Go Away" by Marisa Traversi, "Gungula" by Pat Stark, "Quando E Perche" by Anna Maria Rame, and even a few tracks by unknown singers! CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Family Of ApostolicFamily Of Apostolic ... CD
Vanguard/Future Days, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully trippy record – recorded by a loose collective of musicians and singers brought together around the scene at Apostolic Studios, in a relaxed setting that makes for some of the most offbeat sounds you'll ever hear on the Vanguard label in the 60s! There's more of a Fugs/ESP vibe than Vanguard's usual folk or psych – and the whole thing almost comes across more like a "happening" than a record – with shifting styles, shifting participants, and a mix of modes that runs from folk, to acoustic psych, and embraces global elements too – as the instrumentation moves between guitars, piano, harmonium, oud, organ, chimes, mandolin, and many more instrumental elements. Singers shift nicely, too – and the credits even list some participants as playing water, and also coughing, sniffling, and yawning too. Lyrics are nicely hippy-dippy –optimistic, with almost child-like sense of innocence – and titles include "Devil's Yard", "Down The Road", "Zoo Song", "Spring Song", "I Won't Be Sad Again", "Saigon Girls", and "Personality". CD
 
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Bob Brookmeyer & Zoot SimsToday's Jazz (aka Whooeeee) ... LP
Storyville/Jazztone, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wonderful small combo set from this unusual team – put together in ways that are somewhere between the Bob Brookmeyer/Stan Getz pairings of the early 50s, and some of Zoot Sims' work for the Dawn label! Zoot's horn is maybe a bit sharper, and bolder than on his Dawn sides, though – that quality that really made him a favorite with hip listeners of the 50s, and which maybe even beats some of the Stan Getz work of the period – matched by Brookmeyer's impeccable work on valve trombone, which is more straightforward and swinging here than usual! The group also features Hank Jones on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and titles include "The King", "Whoo-eeee", "Morning Fun", "Box Cars", and "Snake Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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CadillacsZoom/You Are ... 7-inch
Josie, 1956. Very Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Later pressing with oval logo.)

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Jameszoo & Metropole OrkestMelkweg ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 27.99
A really beautiful collaboration between Jameszoo and the Metropole Orkest – that large Dutch ensemble who seem always able to shift into the right sort of mode with their key collaborators! That's definitely the case here, as Jules Buckley masterfully leads the group – so that they flesh out all these great strands of sounds coming from the core quintet – with lots of keyboards and electronics from Jameszoo himself, plus more organ, Fender Rhodes, percussion, and saxes – sometimes used in ways that are spare and jagged, but which take on this richness next to the strings and woodwinds of the Metropole ensemble! Titles include "Nail", "Flu", "Crumble", "Meat", "Lose", "Toots", and "Soup". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jostereo & Radius EtcChicago2Paris Split EP – Gravity Daggers/Explore To Compose/ Zoooooooooned/The Point In 97 ... 7-inch
Radius, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99
A bicontinental beathead summit with Chicago's own Radius Etc pairing up with Paris producer Jostereo! Jostereo's side is an impressive blend that kicks off with a bit of classical piano that quickly settles in beats and bass that subtles pulls it into heady instrumental hip hop, and gets richer from there with electric keys and even a bit of Prince-esque electric soul guitar. Radius balances it all out nicely on the other side with snapping bass and hazy beats from the start, but mellows out to soul jazz piano backed beats to close out his side. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Zoot SimsDown Home (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. Used ... $14.99
A really great little set from Zoot Sims – earthy, and almost a bit more fragile than much of his other work! There's a real "down home" feel to the whole record – as Zoot blows comfortably and easily in a quartet with Dave McKenna on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – making a rare non-Mingus appearance for the set! Zoot's horn has a bit more dirt in the tone than on some of his "cleaner" sessions – a style that we like a lot, and which really fits the feeling of the set. Titles include "Doggin' Around", "Avalon", "Jive At Five", "I've Heard That Blues", and "Goodnite Sweetheart". The CD contains 14 tracks, with a number of alternate takes, for a total of 72 minutes. CD
(2017 UHQ-CD pressing with 6 bonus tracks – includes obi.)

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Zoot SimsI Wish I Were Twins ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1981. Used ... $9.99
Not sure exactly why Zoot's got some Gemini wishes in the title – but the album's a great date, one of his later pairings with pianist Jimmy Rowles – a beautiful partner for the laidback tone that Sims adopted at this stage in his career! The album's got an understated eloquence that comes through right away – as Rowles sets the tunes up beautifully for Zoot's well-blown tenor – keeping things fresh, but with a timeless quality too – and getting a bit of gentle rhythmic support from Frank Tate on bass and Akira Tana on drums. Sims plays soprano sax on "The Fish Horn" – and other titles include "I Wish I Were Twins", "Changes", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "Come Closer To Me", and "You Go Your Way". CD
(Out of print.)

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Zoot SimsInnocent Years ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1982. Used ... $14.99
Zoot Sims on tenor & soprano saxophones, Richard Wyands on piano, Frank Tate on bass & Akira Tana on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Zoot SimsNew Beat Bossa Nova Vol 1 ... LP
Colpix, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A great chapter in 60s bossa jazz – Zoot Sims "answer" to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – recorded in a similar jazz-meets-bossa style, with some great guitar work by Jim Hall! Zoot's solos are a bit tighter and not as laidback as Stan's – giving a more jazz-based sound to the work that makes for a nice change – and most of the tunes feature larger backings from Manny Albam and Al Cohn – never too over-arranged, but with enough of a full swinging sound to set things right. Hall's guitar works surprisingly well in the setting – and titles include "Barquinho De Papel", "Ciume", "Recado Bossa Nova (parts 1 & 2)", and "Cano Canoe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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Zoot SimsWaiting Game ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare gem from Zoot Sims – very different than any of his other albums! The session features Zoot blowing over large backings arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland, a bit in the older Verve "with strings" mode, but also sparkling with a lot of the newer elements that McFarland was bringing to his work at the time. The approach is both light and lush at the same time – and Zoot's got a tone and approach that we've never heard on any other record, making the whole album an incredible treat that we'd rank up there with Stan Getz's experiments of the same type from the 60s. Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon", "Once We Loved", "Old Folks", "September Song", "Stella By Starlight", and "Once I Could Have Loved". CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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Zoot SimsZoot At Ease ... LP
Famous Door, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Wonderful work from Zoot Sims' ever-growing 70s years – a time when the saxophonist was really discovering the soprano sax, which he uses to great effect here! The album's a bit more obscure than some of Sims' bigger sides of the time – especially those for Pablo – but it may well actually be the first, and one of the best in that lineage – as it really shows Zoot coming back strongly from a few quieter years of recording, all with a new sense of confidence, and voice that's even more powerful than before. The rhythm section is nice and easygoing – with Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and either Louis Bellson or Grady Tate on drums – and Sims also plays some tenor on the album too. Titles include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "My Funny Valentine", "Beach In The AM", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", and "Rosemary's Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a strip of tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Used ... $4.99
Way more than just a Gershwin Songbook sort of record – thanks to some tremendous blowing here by Zoot Sims, who's mellowed nicely with age, and comes up with a wonderful sound for the record! It may just be us, but there seems to be a lot more soul in Zoot's horn than ever before – more humanity, and a sort of pausing, almost faltering approach to the tunes that takes them way past their overdone versions. The rest of the group includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, George Mraz, and Grady Tate – but the Sims' sound is the main star of the set – and it's really wonderful! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Embraceable You", "Summertime", "Isn't It A Pity", "I've Got A Crush On You", and "Lady Be Good". CD

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Zoot SimsZoot Sims In Paris (Japanese pressing) ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1961. Used ... $24.99
A rare gem from Zoot Sims – a slightly obscure session issued in the early 60s by United Artists! Producer Alan Douglas put together the record – and as with most of the Douglas-produced albums of the period, the set's got that little "something extra" that makes it stand apart from a lot of other albums by the artist from the time. The whole package isn't too complicated, and just features Zoot blowing easy with a laidback (unnamed) quartet in what seems to be a live session. The solos come fast and free, and with a strong uncluttered sensibility that you don't often hear on other Sims records from the same period. Titles include "Zoot's Blues", "On the Alamo", "A Flat Blues", and "You Go To My Head". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Zoot Sims & Bob BrookmeyerTonite's Music Today/Whooeeee (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1956. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99
Two great Storyville sessions – back to back in a single set! First up is Tonite's Music Today – an early Storyville Records gem from these two budding modernists – featuring a quartet with Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, and Hank Jones on piano and a bit of celeste – a really fantastic group that cuts right to the core of the new ideas that Sims and Brookmeyer were exploring on their horns! Bob's got that sharp sound that really set his valve trombone work apart from the rest – maybe a bit more bite in his tone, too – which could be encouraged by Zoot's tenor, which is at its raspy best in this setting! The Storyville sessions by some artists often get eclipsed by more widely circulated discs on bigger labels – but this is essential early Zoot sims, and Brookmeyer's work is a nice bonus – on titles that include "Mr Moon", "The Chant", "Zoot's Tune", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Bobby's Tune", and "Blues". Next is Whooeeee – a wonderful small combo set from this unusual team – put together in ways that are somewhere between the Bob Brookmeyer/Stan Getz pairings of the early 50s, and some of Zoot Sims' work for the Dawn label! Zoot's horn is maybe a bit sharper, and bolder than on his Dawn sides, though – that quality that really made him a favorite with hip listeners of the 50s, and which maybe even beats some of the Stan Getz work of the period – matched by Brookmeyer's impeccable work on valve trombone, which is more straightforward and swinging here than usual! The group also features Hank Jones on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and titles include "The King", "Whoo-eeee", "Morning Fun", "Box Cars", and "Snake Eyes". CD
(Very nice paper sleeve pressing!)

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Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, & Bob BrookmeyerStretching Out ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Very Good ... $58.99
A very well-titled album – as it definitely features Zoot Sims and Al Cohn stretching out – pushing their groove a bit more than on some of their tightly-composed mid 50s sessions for RCA! The lineup is still slightly large – an octet that features Zoot and Al on tenor, plus the latter on some baritone sax too – plus Harry Edison on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Freddie Green on guitar, and Hank Jones on piano – working with a relaxed, easygoing vibe that swings in a gentle style that really opens up the solos. Titles include "Stretching Out", "Now Will You Be Good", "King Porter", and "Bee Kay". All this, and the album has a cover of a very sexy model – stretching out! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear on the back, but is great overall!)

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Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Joe Puma, Randy Weston, & OthersCritic's Choice (Dawn Records) ... LP
Dawn, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Rare work from the Dawn label – tracks by Joe Puma, Randy Weston, Paul Quinichette, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims & Bob Brookmeyer, Dick Garcia, and Les Jazz Modes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aged spots on front and a streak of brown marker on back.)

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Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, and OthersJazz Mission To Moscow ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Sealed ... $7.99
Jazz from the heart of the cold war – not actually recorded in Moscow, but featuring a bunch of hip players on their return from a tour of the Soviet Union – a historic moment in which west met east, with some groovy jazz in the offing! Apart from the tenor of Zoot Sims and alto of Phil Woods, the record also features flute and alto from Jerry Dodgion, trombone from Willie Dennis, trumpets from Markie Markowitz and Jimmy Maxwell, and piano from Eddie Costa – and the set features arrangements from Al Cohn on tracks that hit the 5 minute range – tight at the top, with breakaway solos, as you might hear during some of the Cohn/Sims sides for RCA during the 50s! Titles include "Let's Dance", "Mission To Moscow", "The Sochi Boatman", and the obligatory "Russian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front from sticker removal, and cover has some razor marks and a peeled spot where exposed.)

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Sonny Stitt & Zoot SimsInteraction (2LP set) ... LP
Cadet, 1956/1960/1965. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A 2LP set that features the core album Interaction by Stitt & Sims – plus a lot of additional material from other albums. The core set was recorded in Chicago after the two had played together at the Plugged Nickel in the Windy City! Backing is by the trio of John Young – who gives the album a rolling bottom groove that shows off the Chicago sound of the early 60s quite nicely – and both Stitt and Sims respond with some strong solo work on their own part, opening up a bit more than on other sides at the time. Tracks include three originals by Stitt – "The Saber", "Katea", and "I Want To Go Home" – as well as "My Blue Heaven", "Fools Rush In", and "Look Down That Lonesome Road". Added to that is some material from the Zoot Sims Quartet album on Argo from 1956 – featuring the tracks "That Old Feeling" and "Woody N You" – plus tracks from the 1960 Stitt set Burning – including the tracks "It's Hipper Than That" and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with splitting seams and tape along one split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsIf I'm Lucky – Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Zoot Sims – a session that has him working in very laidback company with Jimmy Rowles on piano, who tipples the keys of the piano with a really timeless late nite kind of sound! The style here is a bit like that of the Rowles/Getz album The Peacocks – although a bit more straightforward overall, with a main focus on the talents of both soloists, coming together beautifully in a relatively spare setting. Bass is by George Mraz and drums are by Mousie Alexander – and the real surprise here is almost Sims, who blows with this open-ended, laidback tone that's really great – a bit languid, but never weary – and somehow with a lot more warmth than on many of his other too-tight records from the 70s. Titles include "Legs", "Shadow Waltz", "I Hear A Rhapsody", "Gypsy Sweetheart", and "Where Our Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Zoot SimsQuietly There – Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel ... LP
Pablo, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Zoot Sims plays the music of Johnny Mandel – a wonderful combination that makes the record a real standout in Sims' career from the time! The tunes all have a really well-penned quality – that mix of heartfelt and groovy that Johnny Mandel did so brilliantly back in the 60s – often for larger soundtrack modes, but with a sense of feeling that makes them work even better in a small group lineup like this. Of course, it helps that Zoot's raspy tone is leading things off, in a well-recorded setting – and the other players in the group have a cohesive energy that's different than some of the other Pablo dates of the time – more serviceable swingers letting the lead man get all the best space on the tunes. Players include Mike Wofford on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, Nick Ceroli on drums, and Victor Feldman on vibes and percussion – and titles include "Zoot", "Quietly There", "Cinnamon & Clove", "Low Life", "Emily", and "A Time For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsQuietly There – Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel (XRCD24 pressing) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Zoot Sims plays the music of Johnny Mandel – a wonderful combination that makes the record a real standout in Sims' career from the time! The tunes all have a really well-penned quality – that mix of heartfelt and groovy that Johnny Mandel did so brilliantly back in the 60s – often for larger soundtrack modes, but with a sense of feeling that makes them work even better in a small group lineup like this. Of course, it helps that Zoot's raspy tone is leading things off, in a well-recorded setting – and the other players in the group have a cohesive energy that's different than some of the other Pablo dates of the time – more serviceable swingers letting the lead man get all the best space on the tunes. Players include Mike Wofford on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, Nick Ceroli on drums, and Victor Feldman on vibes and percussion – and titles include "Zoot", "Quietly There", "Cinnamon & Clove", "Low Life", "Emily", and "A Time For Love". CD
(XRCD24 pressing)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a Gershwin Songbook sort of record – thanks to some tremendous blowing here by Zoot Sims, who's mellowed nicely with age, and comes up with a wonderful sound for the record! It may just be us, but there seems to be a lot more soul in Zoot's horn than ever before – more humanity, and a sort of pausing, almost faltering approach to the tunes that takes them way past their overdone versions. The rest of the group includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, George Mraz, and Grady Tate – but the Sims' sound is the main star of the set – and it's really wonderful! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Embraceable You", "Summertime", "Isn't It A Pity", "I've Got A Crush On You", and "Oh Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and clear tape holding the top seam.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot Sims Live At The Half Note ... CD
Naked City, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Zoot Sims returns to the Half Note Cafe for this great live session – the site of an earlier date for United Artists in the late 50s, re-explored here with a whole new sense of energy! As with the earlier UA session, Zoot's playing here in the company of tenorist Al Cohn – both of them stretching out nicely on the album's longer tracks – matching lines on the heads, then stating solos on tenor voices that were diverging a bit more in the mid 60s than they were on more famous recordings from years past. The rest of the group features Roger Kellaway on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – and titles include "It's Noteworthy", "Doodle Oodle", "Red Door", "Saratoga Hutch", and "LJ's Dream". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot! (Riverside) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Simple and elegant genius from Zoot Sims – an overlooked quartet session recorded with George Handy on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Handy was the famous arranger for the Boyd Rayburn group in the 40s, and here he arranges the whole set – and also contributes a number of original tunes – making for a very fresh session that gets Zoot far past the usual bag of well-worn standards. And with Ware on bass, there's an extra depth to the set in the rhythm department that opens things up nicely – not dramatically, but enough to allow for some more emphatic playing on the part of Sims! Titles include "Osmosis", "Here & Now", "Swim Jim", "Why Cry", and "Echoes Of You". CD

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✨✧ Henry Threadgill ZooidTomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp ... CD
PI Recordings, 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Henry Threadgill on alto saxophone, flute & bass flute, Stomu Takeishi on bass, Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums, Liberty Ellman on guitar & Jose Davila on trombone & tuba. CD

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✨✧ Frank ZappaGrand Wazoo ... CD
Ryko, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "The Grand Wazoo", "Eat That Question", "Blessed Relief", "For Calvin & His Next Two Hitch-Hikers", and "Cleatus Awreetus-Awrightus". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Al Cohn & Zoot SimsBody & Soul ... CD
32 Jazz, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Twin tenors – plus Jaki Byard on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinWho's Zoomin Who? ... LP
Arista, 1985. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A huge hit for Aretha Franklin – and a record that brought her famous vocals to a whole new generation of listeners! The sound is definitely different than before – a change from both the deep soul of Atlantic years, and the initial classy approach of her time at Arista – and working with lots of help from Narada Michael Walden, Aretha gets an 80s groove that turns out to be a perfect platform for her sound – one that lets her vocals really take off, while still getting plenty of great hooks as well – all in a mode that somehow sounds far less commercial than we remember at the time. Includes the massive hits "Freeway Of Love" and "Who's Zoomin Who" – plus "Ain't Nobody Every Loved You", "Push", "Integrity", "Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves", and "Sweet Bitter Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ YazooSituation (orig, dub) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1982. Very Good (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A great pop groover from the post punk club days – lots of electro bubbling, and a catchy little melody that went onto become the "Popcorn" of the early 80s! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ ShoesBazooka (150 gram pressing) ... LP
Numero, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The long-lost first album from Shoes – recorded at home, and even rawer than any later releases – appearing here on vinyl for the very first time! The group are already pretty amazing at this early point – right on the money, and almost with more of a punkish vibe at points – although other tunes have them ripping out these mean guitar lines that are definitely way too ballsy for early punk. The songwriting is superb – amazing considering how young the guys were, and that the record was really just recorded for their own initial interest – and not a bigger company looking for a hit. There's also more darkness than in later years too – not everywhere, but at key points that make for a nice edge to the record. Titles include "Pinheads", "Love Took A Turn", "Rock Your One", "Along With Love", "New Meat", "I'm Brazen", "The Atlantic", "My Anisette", and "Educated". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot Sims' Party (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not as much of a party as you might expect from the title, but quite a lively little album – and possibly one of Zoot's best from the 70s! There's a tightly fluid feel to this record that we really love a lot – not one that's electric or slick, but served up by a great backing trio that includes Jimmy Rowles on piano, Mickey Roker on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass – all coming together in ways that often groove slightly, which is a real surprise for an album by Zoot – and a very nice surprise at that! Zoot himself plays both tenor and soprano sax, and although some of the tunes here are familiar ones, they're taken with unusual arrangements and plenty of personal focus on the solos. Titles include "Fred", "Restless", "Caravan", "Dream Dancing", "The Very Thought Of You" – plus the bonus tracks "Love Me" and "Getting Sentimental Over You". CD

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✨✧ Skyzoo & Pete RockRetropolitan (Instrumentals) (splatter colored vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mello Music Group, New Copy ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Pepper AdamsPepper Adams Plays Charlie Mingus ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1963. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic batch from the great baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, covering some Mingus gems – accompanied by a crack set of 50s & 60s heavyweights including Thad Jones on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Zoot Sims on tenor and others! The set is broken up between two sessions – the first two-thirds of it were recorded in a quintet setting, with the last few tracks recorded as an octet – all of it caught on tape in September of 1963. Pepper's rich, fluid lines on baritone make for some really sweet readings of the Mingus compositions, including "Black Light", "Song With Orange", "Carolyn" and "Fables Of Faubus". Things are especially nice late in the set with the larger group! Those cuts, including "Better Git In Your Soul", "Portrait", and "Haitian Fight Son" feature Charles McPherson on alto sax and Zoot Sims on tenor sax. Add Pepper's baritone, and you've got a seriously strong, forwardly-motivated sax frenzy – and the material is perfect for such a setting! 9 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mose AllisonWild Man On The Loose ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Great 60s work from Mose Allison – a key record cut at that time when his influence was being felt strongly on the other side of the Atlantic – by younger London singers like Georgie Fame and Zoot Money! Mose is almost answering back with this great little record – hitting things with a sharp punch, and a nice undercurrent of soul and R&B – always in that New Orleans-informed groove, with loads of wonderful self-penned lyrics that really make the set sparkle! Allison's piano is plenty strong in the lead, and the album features the unlikely rhythm team of Earl May on bass and Paul Motian on drums – adding in some interesting changes on titles that include "War Horse", "Wild Man On The Loose", "Power House", "Night Watch", and "No Trouble Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsWhen I Was Young – The MGM Recordings 1967/1968 (Winds Of Change/Twain Shall Meet/Everyone Of Us/Love Is/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
MGM/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $44.99
A fantastic package of work from The Animals – all their great second chapter albums for MGM, offered up here with bonus tracks too! First up is Winds Of Change, presented in both stereo and mono mixes – one of The Animals' most psychedelic outings ever – and also a bit funky at times too! Production by Tom Wilson is really great – echoey at most moments, with a kind of "flash" and shimmer around the drums that really spaces things out, and almost gives a Velvets sort of feel to the proceedings. The group's bluesier roots are still in place at times – but these have also been tripped-out and abstracted too, in modes that are a few years ahead of other blues rock combos on the rise. Titles include "It's All Meat", "Winds Of Change", "Poem By The Sea", "Yes I Am Experienced", "Hotel Hell", "San Franciscan Nights", and "Man Woman". Next is Twain Shall Meet – a set that's not as tripped-out as some of their other late 60s work, and which almost starts to show Eric Burdon's rising love of soul and funk! The sound is still pretty rockish overall – but there's some great use of bass rumbling at the bottom – bringing up a rumbling quality that fits nicely with Burdon's somewhat bleak presentation of the lyrics at various points. Production by Tom Wilson almost has a raspy, lo-fi sort of feel – different than the bluesier roots of the group, and almost a precursor of indie work in decades to come! Titles include the classic "Sky Pilot", plus "Monterey", "Just The Thought", "Closer To The Truth", "No Self Pity", "Orange & Red Beams", and "We Love You Lil". Every One Of Us is a real gem from The Animals' overlooked late 60s years on MGM – a time when the group were easily making some of the most inventive music on the label! The styles here are even wider than before – definitely an attempt to showcase "every one of us" that made up the group – in a blend of spacey sounds, gentle folksy moments, and some of the rougher tones of previous MGM records. Many titles were written only by Burdon – a bit of a change from before – and showcase an increased use of acoustic guitar alongside his bleak vocals. Titles include "The Immigrant Lad", "Year Of The Guru", "Serenade To A Sweet Lady", "White Houses", "New York 1963/America 1968", and "Uppers & Downers". Next is Love Is – a fantastic double-length set from The Animals – recorded in LA in the late 60s, and with plenty of great Sunset Strip influences in the mix! The band here is different than before – with Zoot Money handling both organ and piano, plus a bit of vocals, and Andy Summers joining in on guitar – and production is by the group itself, who shake off some of the trippier styles of previous records, and almost go for a "live in studio" sort of sound! There's a confluence of styles here that's really great – some of the blues of the group's roots, bits of Eric Burdon's growing love of soul, and some fuzzier touches as well. Some tracks are quite long jams, and titles include "Gemini", "Madman", "As The Years Go Passing By", "To Love Somebody", and "I'm An Animal". Bonus tracks include "Monterey (mono single)", "White Houses (single stereo)", "Anything (single)", "Gratefully Dead", "Ain't That So", "When I was Young", "A Girl Named Sandoz", "River Deep Mountain High (single stereo)", and "Sky Pilot (parts 1 & 2)", CD

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Chet BakerDandy Line ... CD
Past Perfect (Germany), 1954. Used ... $4.99
Chet Baker with Zoot Sims, Jac Montrose, Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Billy Perkins, Russ Freeman, Bob Neel, Stan Getz & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet BakerPlays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe ... LP
Riverside, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... On February 5, 2021
With Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, and even some piano from Bill Evans! LP, Vinyl record album

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Barbecue BobChocolate To The Bone ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. NOTE – Cover is stained at the bottom inch on back.)

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Count BasieMontreux 77 – Count Basie Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
With Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Zoot Sims, Vic Dickenson, Al Grey, Ray Brown, and Jimmie Smith. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Big Bill BroonzyYoung Big Bill Broonzy 1928 to 1936 ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Wonderful work from the young Bill Broonzy – exactly the sort of sides that made him a legend right from the start – full of personality and a sort of special spark that few of his contemporaries could match! Bill's got a very confident approach here – a "bigness" that moves past any sort of broken down cliches, and which pushes the lyrics with a charm that really comes through, even past the simpler recording techniques. Most numbers feature deft guitar work from Broonzy alongside the vocals – and titles include "Brownskin Shuffle", "Banker's Blues", "Stove Pipe Stomp", "Hokum Stomp", "Hip Shakin Strut", "I Can't Be Satisfied", and "Saturday Night Rub". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing in an alternate cover with a purple background.)

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CadillacsBest Of The Cadillacs ... CD
Remember (Belgium), Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
17 tracks of their goofy doo wop stuff from the 50's, including hits like "Gloria" and "Speedoo", plus other tracks like "Zoom", "Peek A Boo", and "My Girl Friend". Sort of a mix between the Coasters and other sweeter groups, with the kind of sound that made east coast R&B radio hum in the 50's. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bo CarterGreatest Hits 1930 to 1940 ... LP
Yazoo, 1930s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CommodoresCommodores ... CD
Motown, 1977. Used ... $4.99
A classic self-titled set from The Commodores – not their debut album, but a record that really broke them out of the box and exposed the group to a huge new audience! The album hits perfectly on both sides of the group's strengths – the tight ensemble funk on which they were raised, and some of the sweeter aspects that were showing up as Lionel Richie emerged as the solo male singing star – not nearly as cheesy here as in later years, and a surprisingly nice element to offset the heavier funk. Titles include the funky classic "Brick House", the mellow hit "Easy", and the cuts "Squeeze The Fruit", "Zoom", "Funky Situation", "Won't You Come Dance With Me", "Funny Feelings", "Heaven Knows", and "Patch It Up". CD

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Dining RoomsVersioni Particolari 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2006. Used ... $4.99
A full length, CD-only package that brings together material scattered over 4 different 12" singles from The Dining Rooms – remixes that sprung up in the wake of their excellent Experiments In Ambient Soul album, handled by a range of talents who really expand the grooves! Many of the cuts here benefit from additional instrumental or vocal touches that change things up considerably – simple elements that work powerful magic on the cuts – and in some cases make them even better than the original album versions! The package is a way better deal than buying all the singles on their own – and it features 13 tracks that include "Forever's Not (Incognito Traveller rmx)", "Milano Calibro 9 (Madrid De Los Austrias mix)", "Afrolicious (Boozoo Bajou rmx)", "Ocean (orig mix)", "White Riot", "World She Made (Yam Who rework)", "Destination Moon (Parov Stelar rmx)", "No Problem (7 Samurai voc mix)", "Experiments In Ambient Soul (Koom.h rework)", and "Thin Ice (Paolo Fedreghini & Marco Bianchi rmx)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Georgia Tom DorseyCome On Mama Do That Dance – 1928 to 1932 ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue.)

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Donald Edwards QuintetDucktones ... CD
Zoot (Japan), 2002. Used ... $19.99
Donald Edwards on drums, Brice Winston on tenor sax, Jonathan Kreisburg on guitar, Robert Glasper on piano & fender rhodes & John Sullivan on bass. CD
(Includes obi, sample stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington & His Orchestra Vol 4 – 1945 ... CD
Circle, 1945. Used ... $8.99
The fourth volume in Circle's World Broadcasting reissue series. This CD collects additional material from the same early January sessions featured on the previous release, plus tracks recorded in late July of the same year. Tracks include "Bluetopia", "Frantic Fantasy", "Pitter Panther Patter", "Don't You Know I Care", "Teardrops In The Rain", and "Let The Zoomers Drool" – plus false starts and alternate takes. CD

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Booker ErvinSextet, Quintet and Quartet (Book Cooks/Cookin/That's It) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960/1961. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Booker Ervin withn Tommy Turrentine, Booker Ervin, Zoot Sims, Tommy Flanagan, George Tucker, Dannie Richmond, Richard Williams, Horace Parlan & Al Harewood. CD

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Flying CircusFlying Circus ... LP
Capitol, 1973. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The debut Capitol album by this Australian group who were working in Canada during the early 70s – with a lineup that includes the usual guitar, bass, and drums – plus mandolin, kazoo, banjo, and some unusual percussion! LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian FrielBrian Friel ... LP
Pye, 1975. Sealed ... $9.99
Features keyboards from Zoot Money – and titles include "Louise Is Loose", "Railroad Mama", "Don't Let My Dreams Bring You Down", "Song For Ralph", "Brown Eyes", and "Pisces Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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John GraasJazz Studio 3 ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the best of Decca's Jazz Studio series of recording – a tight set of chamber jazz tracks headed by John Graas, and featuring a strong assortment of players that includes Charlie Mariano, Zoot Sims, Larry Bunker, Gerry Mulligan, Howard Roberts, and Conte Candoli. Tracks get a little cutesy from time to time, but the work of Sims and Mariano especially keep things moving along with a nice edge. Titles include "Rogeresque", "6/4 & Even", "Mulliganesque", and "Jazz Sections From Symphony No 1 In F Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some yellowing from age.)

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Peter GreenEnd Of The Game (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A really fantastic solo album from guitar genius Peter Green – recorded right after he'd departed Fleetwood Mac, the band he helped found – and done in a freewheeling trippy style that's unlike anything recorded by that other group! Green's guitar is still unbelievably strong, but cast here as much in psychedelic modes as bluesy ones – and set up in this all-instrumental lineup that features Zoot Money on piano, Godfrey Maclean on percussion, Alex Dmochowski on bass, and Nick Buck on electric piano and organ! The album is very experimental – long instrumental tracks with lots of creative twists and turns – and titles include "Descending Scale", "The End Of The Game", "Burnt Foot", "Hidden Depth", and "Bottoms Up". CD features bonus tracks – the single cuts "Heavy Heart", "No Way Out", "Beasts Of Burden", and "Uganda Woman". CD

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Woody HermanBlowin' Up A Storm! – The Columbia Years 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 40s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Collects work by Woody Herman and his first two herds, including players such as Neal Hefti, Pete Candoli, Dave Tough, Stan Getz, Shorty Rogers, and Zoot Sims! 40 cuts on 2 CD's. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least from the perspective of older-style jazz. Titles include "Candy Man Blues", "Spike Driver Blues", "Big Leg Blues", "Ain't No Tellin", "Frankie", "Nobody's Dirty Business", and "Louis Collins". LP, Vinyl record album

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Papa Charlie JacksonFat Mouth 1924 to 1927 ... LP
Yazoo, Mid 20s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Very early 78rpm recordings – served up in the best Yazoo fashion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Explores The Music Of Henry Mancini ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good ... $7.99
Quincy Jones meets Henry Mancini – and the result is an album that's as groovy as it is jazzy – every bit as wonderful as you might expect, and with a few surprising touches as well! Given that Mancini's tunes are already pretty darn great on their own – and plenty jazzy too – it's amazing to hear Quincy transform them for the record, bringing in some of the styles that would show up even more strongly in his own 60s soundtrack work – clever instrumental twists, occasional electric moments, and a growing sensitivity we never would have expected in his music a decade before. There's loads of lovely reeds – courtesy of Jerome Richardson, Seldon Powell, Zoot Sims, and Roland Kirk – and other players include Gary Burton on vibes, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, and Phil Krauss on percussion. Titles include "Baby Elephant Walk", "Charade", "Dreamsville", "Bird Brain", "Days Of Wine And Roses", "Mr Lucky", "Pink Panther", "Moon River", "Peter Gunn", and "Odd Ball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonPortraits On Standards ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
Notable sidemen include Lee Konitz, Shelly Manne, Maynard Ferguson, Zoot Sims and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing.)

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Francis LaiLive For Life (Vivre Pour Vivre) ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A stunning soundtrack from the legendary Francis Lai – a record that got a fair bit of circulation at the time, as it was a follow up to his huge global hit, A Man & A Woman (aka Un Homme Et Une Femme)! The style here is equally great – a groovy sound that completely changed the way soundtrack music was used in the 60s – airy, jazzy, and with the same mix of bossa and mod styles that you might find in some of your favorite Italian soundtracks of the time – although at a global scale, we always think that Francis really set the tune for others to follow! There's some nice organ, great use of trumpet, and the record even has some groovy vocals at points from the wonderful Nicole Croisille – who'd sung on the Man & A Woman soundtrack, and also worked with Lai on other Saravah Records albums too. And in a way, since Pierre Barouh had a hand in some of these tunes, the whole thing is almost a precursor to Saravah – certainly, like A Man & A Woman, where Barouh had some help in raising the funds for that project. Titles include "Theme To Candice", "Theme To Catherine", "Theme To Robert", "All At Once It's Love", "Zoom", and a few versions of the title cut! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Elliot Lawrence Big BandSwings Cohn & Kahn ... CD
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Bold work from Elliot Lawrence – one of the groovier big band leaders on the west coast of the 50s – and one of the few who really found a way to mix older modes and some of the modern changes going on at the time! Lawrence's music almost always has a groove – his audience were often dancers at some of the bigger spots on the coast – but he also finds a way to fold in some strong solo work too, but all without some of the more academic tones that would come from a group like Stan Kenton's. Key soloists here include Al Cohn and Zoot Sims on tenor, Hal McKusick on alto, Nick Travis and Ernie Royal on trumpets, and Eddie Bert and Urbie Green on trombone – and the set features material from the albums Plays Tiny Kahn & Johnny Mandel Arrangements, Swinging At The Steel Pier, and Plays For Swinging Dancers. Titles include "Blue Room", "Who Fard That Shot", "Blues Alley", "Ponce", "Tenderly", "Walkin My Baby Back Home", "Hackin Around", "Cupcake", "Ivy Walk", "Handmade", "Nightfall", "Jazz Lullaby", and "Mood Midnight". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy LeeLovely Day ... CD
Society Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
A tribute to 70s soul, as you might guess from the Bill Withers title – served up here by Philly vocalist Jimmy Lee, with help from Society Hill producer/arranger Butch Ingram, and instrumentation from the whole Ingram Family! The style's got lots of contemporary elements in the mix – a fair bit of keyboards and rhythm programs, instead of fuller orchestrations – and Jimmy's vocal approach has a bit more of a rough edge than you might be used to hearing on these tracks – but in a way that makes for some nicely different versions of the songs. Titles include "Lovely Day", "I Think I'll Tell Her", "Hold Back The Night", "Pride & Joy", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Zoom", "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", and "Look Me Up". CD

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Louvin BrothersSatan Is Real/Handpicked Songs 1955 to 1962 ... CD
Capitol/Light In The Attic, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... $8.99 23.99
The soul saving, Satan deterring classic by The Louvin Brothers – plus the excellent Handpicked Songs compilation of Louvin tracks lovingly selected by an eclectic group of indebted artists – in this great 2CD set from Light In The Attic! Satan Is Real is a fantastic record of country harmony spirituals, cut by the legendary Ira and Charlie Louvin, during the height of their years at Capitol. The record's a treasure all the way through – from great cuts like "Satan is Real", "The Drunkard's Room", and "Dying From Home, And Lost" – to the groovy cover that has the Louvins standing next to a flaming pile of garbage with a statue of Satan! The real deal! Handpicked Songs is amazing music from the greatest chapter of the legendary Louvin Brothers – the kind of work that's made them a legend for generations! The set features Louvin classics chosen by a reverent group of singers and songwriters that really run the gamut – Dolly Parton, Beck, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Hilman, Emmylou Harris, Will Oldham, Zooey Deschanel, The Black Angels, Mark Lanegan, M Ward, and Jim James – but all artists who have been undeniably influenced by Ira and Charlie Louvin, and their way of melding melancholy harmonies into something that goes way beyond everyday country music! The packaging is great – very much up to the Light In The Attic standard – and titles include "Almost Persuaded", "My Baby's Gone", "I See A Bridge", "Knoxville Girl", "Great Atomic Power", and "Alabama". CD

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Blind Willie McTellBlind Willie McTell 1927 to 1935 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Pivotal work from one of the first bluesmen to ever use "blind" in his name – sides recorded by the legendary Willie McTell when he was at the height of his powers! Most tracks here feature well-recorded vocals from Willie – especially for the time – a haunting accompaniment to his deft work on acoustic guitar, which makes up the bulk of the instrumentation for most of the tracks. Ruth Day joins Willie on a few numbers – and titles include "Razor Ball", "My Baby's Gone", "Atlanta Strut", "God Don't Like It", "Scary Day Blues", "Experience Blues", "Kind Mama", and "Cold Winter Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bennie MotenBennie Moten's Kansas City Jazz Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
X, 1926/1927. Very Good- ... $6.99
Features the tracks "Kansas City Shuffle", "Yazoo Blues", "Pass Out Lightly", "Ding Dong Blues" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some writing in pencil on back.)

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Gerry MulliganCalifornia Concerts ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good- ... $6.99
A classic live album by Gerry – featuring one set of tracks recorded in Stockton, CA in 1954, with Chico Hamilton, Red Mitchell, and Jon Eardley; and another recorded in San Diego the same year, with Zoot Sims, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Red Mitchell, and Eardley. Gerry even plays a bit on the piano, despite its absence from his other work – and titles include "Western Reunion", "Little Girl Blue", "Blues Going Up", and "The Red Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing.)

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Gerry MulliganConcert Jazz Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good ... $1.99
Great large group material from Gerry Mulligan – and a record that definitely defines the sound of his famous Concert Jazz Band of the early 60s! The group features a four part sax section – headed by Mulligan, with other players that include Zoot Sims on tenor, Gene Allen on baritone, Gene Quill on alto, and Dick Meldonian on alto – and the set also features work by Nick Travis and Conte Candoli on trumpets, and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and trombone – shading in some nice colors to the group's tone-heavy approach! Titles include "Out Of This World", "Sweet & Slow", "Bweebida Bobbida", and "Manoir Des Mes Reves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams held with clear tape and some light surface wear.)

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Gerry MulliganSwing House ... CD
Past Perfect, 1950/1953. Used ... $2.99
Collects early 50's group sides featuring Chet Baker, Zoot Sims, Bud Shank, JJ Johnson, and Kai Winding – 16 tracks total. CD

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Gerry MulliganSwiss Radio Days Vol 12 – Gerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Big Band – Zurich 1960 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1960. Used ... $5.99
A searing live performance from this great large group – featuring Gerry Mulligan in the lead on baritone – with Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Donovan on alto, Gene Quill on alto and clarinet, and trumpets from Nick Travis and Conte Candoli – all in a large group, with no piano at all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Louis PrimaCall Of The Wildest/Wildest Show At Tahoe ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1958. Used ... $8.99
Two of Louie Prima's greatest albums ever! Both records are darn hard to find, and they're nicely presented back to back on this 2-in-1 CD! Call Of The Wildest features a cover that has Louie singing to a big moose – and the tracks inside are just as crazy, with loads of stunning swinging numbers, like "When You're Smiling", "Blow Red Blow", "I've Got The World On A String", "The Pump Song", and "Closest To The Bone". Wildest Show At Tahoe is every bit as great – a smoking live show, caught at Lake Tahoe, with Keely Smith and Sam Butera very firmly in tow – and the approach works wonderfully for Prima's lively swinging style. The record's a non-stop party, filled with fantastically swinging medleys, done in Prima's best style. Tracks include the groovy Italianesque "Angelina/Zooma Zooma", the ballad-gone-uptempo "Don't Worry About Me/I'm In The Mood For Love", another other numbers that include "Oh Babe", "Robin Hood", "How High The Moon", and "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rob PronkBebop Years – Studio Sessions 1950 to 1957 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $19.99
Overlooked genius from the Dutch jazz scene of the postwar years – a set of small combo dates that feature trumpeter Rob Pronk, including two groups led by American players too! Pronk's got a tone that's clear, but never too clean – maybe the focused brightness of the young Howard McGhee, mixed with some of the richer feeling of the young Kenny Dorham – almost always matched here by great tenor work, which makes the tracks an equally strong delight! Players include Harry Verbecke, Toon Van Vilet, and Ruud Brink on tenor sax – plus Herman Schoonderwalt on alto, Rob Madna on piano, Ack Van Rooyen and Jerry Van Rooyen on trumpets, and Ruud Pronk and Cees Slinger on drums – and the set then also features an unusual twist – as Pronk steps over to piano, and works in one group with Ake Persson and Frank Rosolino on trombones, and another with Zoot Sims on tenor. There's a huge amount of music here to discover – and the presentation and recording quality is superb – on titles that include "Latecomer", "Four Roses", "Jack's Wax", "Blue Monk", "Funkerin", "Tune", "Sassy", "Minor", "Corner Pocket", and "Monotones". CD

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Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 35.99
A lost slice of work from Sun Ra's early 70s years on Impulse Records – one of the few new recordings created for his association with that label (most of the titles were reissues of earlier Saturn albums) – but one that was never issued at the time! Cymbals saw some release later, during the 90s – but this package really expands on that album by adding in a whole extra set of recordings from what appear to be the same sessions – and which really flesh out the vibe of the performance! The core group is a sextet – with Ra at the helm on some of his cool electric keyboards – including minimoog, rocksichord, and Gibson Kalamazoo – with acoustic work from Eloe Omoe on bass clarinet, Tal Ebah on trumpet, Ronny Boykins on bass, Harry Ar on drums, and Derek Morris on congas. Much of the core music explores a tension between Ra's cosmic keys and the more earthy sound of the acoustic instruments – but the added material here opens up some nicely different moods, and makes the whole thing explode with deep colors. Titles on Cymbals include "Land Of The Day Star", "Thoughts Under A Dark Blue Light", "The Mystery Of Two", and "The World Of The Invisible" – and added tracks include "Space Landing", "Of Drastic Measures", "Of Otherness", "The Universe Is Calling", and "Destination Of The Known Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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Jack ReillyTributes ... LP
Carousel, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Solo piano recording by Reilly, including tributes to John Coltrane, Alban Berg, Bernstein, Webern, Zoot Sims, Lee Konitz, and Arnold Schoenberg. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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Gene RolandSwingin Friends ... LP
Brunswick, 1963. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Lots of Swingin Friends here – Al Cohn and Zoot Sims on tenor, Clark Terry and Snooky Young on trumpets, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Annie RossAnnie Ross Sings A Handful Of Songs (plus Gasser/Cranks/bonus tracks) ... CD
Ember/El (UK), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... $4.99 13.99
An overstuffed package of work from Annie Ross – one that features a few key albums, plus some rare bonus tracks too! First up is A Handful Of Songs – which has Ross recording as a solo act back in England after leaving her famous group with Dave Lambert and John Hendricks! The style here is a bit like some of the solo work that Ross cut in the US at the end of the 50s – particularly her sides for Pacific Jazz – not as vocalese and solo-oriented as the sort of recordings that first got her noticed, but still a lot more dynamic than most straighter jazz singers of the time! Arrangements are pretty groovy overall – nicely jazzy, and penned by Johnnie Spence – also produced by John Barry, who really helps keep the right sort of "punch" in the set. Titles include "Fly Me To The Moon", "Nature Boy", "A Lot Of Livin To Do", "Like Someone In Love", "A Handful Of Songs", and "All Of You". Next is A Gasser – one of Annie Ross' rare albums as a solo act away from her trio with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert – and a great little session cut with small combo jazz backing, which gives the song a nice swinging edge! Zoot Sims is the main soloist on the tunes, Russ Freeman lays down piano tracks to set the mood – and other players include Jim Hall, Monte Budwig, Mel Lewis, and Bill Perkins – all of whom contribute wonderfully to the album, and give it a nicely grooving west coast finish. Titles include "I Was Doing Alright", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Lucky Day", "Lucky So & So", and "Nobody's Baby". 2CD set also features material from the London cast recording of Cranks – which features Ross with Anthony Newley – plus some songs with Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – and the tune "Let's Fly" by Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers, which was written by Ross. CD

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Tony ScottComplete Tony Scott ... LP
RCA, 1957. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A real standout set from Tony Scott's 50s catalog – an album that features his sweetly fluid clarinet lines backed by a larger orchestra that includes Gigi Gryce, Sahib Shihab, Zoot Sims, Frank Wess, Thad Jones, and Frank Foster! The format's less bop-oriented than some of Tony's other records from the time, but the expansive sound of the larger group is really great – and brings a sense of drama to the record that seems to push Tony a bit more than usual. Some tracks feature incredible solo work that has Scott really stretching the instrument, almost in a way that foreshadows stronger 60s use of soprano saxophone – and arrangements from Bill Evans, John Carisi, Nat Pierce, and Sonny Truitt help to keep the overall sound of the album fresh throughout. Titles include "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Skylark", "I'll Remember April", "Walkin", "Under A Blanket Of Blue", and 2 very nice extended numbers – "Finger Poppin Blues" and "Time To Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has yellowing from age on back.)

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SkyySkyyhigh – The Skyy Anthology 1979 to 1992 ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A heavy package of work from the legendary Skyy – the funky club combo headed by Randy Muller after his work with BT Express and Brass Construction! With Skyy, Muller honed his groove even more than before – creating a really tight focus on bass-heavy bottoms, and focusing all instruments in the group into a solidly soaring sound that showed that funk was alive and well on the dancefloor – even well beyond the disco years – as you'll hear in this collection of work that not only includes Salsoul Records classics by Skyy, but also later work for Capitol and Warner too. The 2CD set really runs the gamut of Skyy sounds – and links their disco material with some great later 80s grooves too – on titles that include "The Groove Is Bad", "First Time Around (12" mix)", "Call Me", "Let's Celebrate (12" mix)", "Real Love", "Up & Over", "Start Of A Romance", "Givin It To You (12" special mix)", "Bad Boy (12" version)", "When You Touch Me", "Get Into The Beat", "Movin Violation", "Let Love Shine (12" version)", "You Got Me Up", "Love Plane", "Skyyzoo (12" mix)", "Fallin In Love Again", "Disco Dancin", and "Superlove". CD
 
 
 



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