Adderley, Cannonball-Domination- LP- stereo-Capitol ST 2203 - 1965 33 1/3 rpm LP release by jazz saxophonist, Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley. With big band conducted by Oliver Nelson, and tight, detailed production by David Axelrod. Allstar players are too many to mention-here's a few: Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, Budd Johnson, Grady Tate, Clark Terry, Richard Davis. Track listing: "Domination" (Julian Adderley) - 3:37, "Cyclops" (Nat Adderley) - 4:40, "Introduction to a Samba" - 5:08, "Shake a Lady" (Ray Bryant) - 3:00, "Interlude" (Jay Jay Johnson) - 4:49, "Mystified (aka Angel Face)" (Joe Zawinul) - 3:45, "I Worship You" (Cole Porter) - 6:17, "Gon Gong" (Victor Feldman) - 3:31. Standouts include the funky Boogaloo, "Cyclops" and Cole Porter's, "I Worship You". Cover is MINT in the original shrink. Disc is house in original Capitol inner sleeve (heavy vinyl first press-'rainbow lbl') and is clean and glossy, showing only one mark, a 1/4" heavy scuff at the beginning of B1 which causes 3 small pops. Overall, disc plays quietly with bright stereo sound. Nice copy!
Albam/Manny Albam & Ernie Wilkins-The Drum Suite- LP- mono-RCA LPM 1279 - 1956 33 1/3 RPM original first press mono (this was a pre-stereo album) LP release by arrangers/conductors, Manny Albam & Ernie Wilkins. This was a unique project using 4 drummers in a highly cerebral Big Band setting. The following is quoted from the Fresh Sounds website: "When RCA producer Jack Lewis conceived the album “The Drum Suite” in 1956, he probably didn’t imagine it would sell nearly 100,000 copies, particularly as it was a jazz album. The music, composed by Manny Albam and Ernie Wilkins, is a six-part suite for four drummers —Osie Johnson, Gus Johnson, Ted Sommers, and Don Lamond– whose solos are written, with no one allocated more than eight bars at a time. As a suite and as a performance, it is entirely successful. The writing is fine, flexible (both the large band and the small group passages) and the playing is flawless. The drums, craftily integrated, never overwhelm the band’s swinging." The players include: Don Lamond, Osie Johnson, Ted Sommer, Gus Johnson (d), with Conte Candoli, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Hal McKusick, Gene Quill, Al Cohn (reeds), Hank Jones, Eddie Costa (p), Freddie Green (d), George Duvivier (b). Cover has nice clean front slick. Back cover shows yellowing and a few small tattered edges. We have neatly repaired some seam splits from the inside. Disc (black label, silver print, 'dog on top') is clean & glossy, showing a few light marks & scuffs here and there. Vinyl plays quite nicely with light to moderate surface noise and really bright sound. (Recording quality on this disc is really very high, drums & brass punch through beautifully.)
Albright, Lola-Dreamsville- LP- mono-Columbia CL 1327 - 1959 33 1/3 original first press LP by actress, model, and Jazz vocalist, Lola Albright. Albright is best-known for playing Craig Steven's girlfriend on the TV show, "Peter Gunn". In some episodes, Lola would sing with the band, with backing by Henry Mancini or Shorty Rogers. The following is quoted from the All Music website: "This crossover album shows that Albright's considerable charm and talent were strong enough to merit her (sadly short-lived) recording career. Albright has a sexy, breathy, and jazz-inflected vocal style that is comparable to Peggy Lee and Julie London, and Henry Mancini's cool West Coast-style charts complement her low-key voice perfectly. One of the real pleasures of this album is hearing the vocal versions to so many of the songs from Mancini's hugely successful Peter Gunn instrumental album mixed in with the usual supper-club suspects. With the noted exception of the title track, none of these Mancini vocal versions went on to become widely recorded, which is probably explained by their beatnik eccentricity (molded to fit the black-turtleneck, bongos, and espresso style of Mancini's music). The most eccentric of these is saved for last, as Sammy Cahn's lyric for "Sorta Blue" casts Albright as a depressive cooing about how her melancholia is so deep that even booze and drugs can't lift her dashed spirits. This album is a time capsule for sure, but it's a great one and it deserves to be reissued on CD, just as Lola Albright's acting career merits a second look." LP cover shows moderate wear & has a one inch 'dent' on the front just above left center. Original owner has written his name in pen on the back side. Disc (heavy vinyl with '6 eye' label) is house in original Columbia inner sleeve. Vinyl shows good gloss, with a small collection of light marks & scuffs. Owner has written name in pen on A side of the label. Vinyl plays nicely with clear sound and some moderate crackling which is mostly audible on the dead wax. Brief repeating pop on B1.
Allison, Mose-Down Home Piano- LP- mono-1965 release features Mose's piano playing and original comp - 1965 33 1/3 rpm ten inch vinyl LP, by Jazz great, Mose Allison. This release features Mose's piano playing and original compositions, and is all instrumental. The tracks were selected from six late 50's Prestige LP's. Glossy cover is in top shape except for 1/2" seam split at corner. Disc looks great visually but does have a small defect in the playing surface at the beginning of side 2 which causes a repeating noise for the first 30 seconds of the first track. Rest of LP plays quite well.
Tracklist: Dinner On The Ground, Crepuscular Air, Mule, Creek Bank, Town, Devil In The Cane Field, The Minstrels, Moon And Cypress, Carnival, Mojo Woman. Priced to sell.
Armstrong, Louis-1956 Photo Tour Book- printed matter- none-Program Publishing Company - 1956 printed "tour book", promoting Louis Armstrong and his band on tour. Book (or booklet) is 16 pages with a glossy cover, measuring 12" x 9", and is packed with high-quality black & white photos of Louis and his accompanists. Writtern material includes an "official biography" of Armstrong, a brief essay by Hughes Panassie, a 2 page appreciation by Tallulah Bankhead, a reprint of an Art Buchwald article about Louis in Paris, a list of the songs played at the concert-and more. Photos include 2 full page shots of Armstrong, a montage of photos from his international tour, 2 pages of photos of Louie with celebrites like Bing, June Allyson & Jimmy Stewaqrt, and photos of all the band members (Trummy Young, Velma Middleton, Barney Bigard, Arvell Shaw, Barrett Deems, Billy Kyle. Book is extremely clean with minor crease to back cover. "1956" has been written in pen on front cover.
Armstrong, Louis, and His All-Stars-Ambassador Satch- LP- mono-Columbia CL 840 - 1959 33 1/3 RPM LP by Louis Armstrong. Recorded live in concert on the band's tour of Europe in 1955. Top-quality Armstrong with Trummy Young, Edmond Hall, Billy Kyle, Arvel Shaw, and Barrett Deems in the band. Tunes include "Royal Garden Blues, "Tin Roof Blues", and "Tiger Rag". Copy at hand is a beautiful first pressing, with the "6 eye" label. Cover is super clean and Near Mint. Disc too is glossy, clean and Near Mint. Wonderful copy!
Atwell, Winfred-Double 7- LP- -London LL1573 - British jazz & boogie woogie piano, 3" seam split - (NM/M) - $15- Order
Basin Street Six-Strictly Dixie- LP- mono-Mercury MG20151 - black label, 1957 release, New Orleans musicians George Girard and Pete Fountain perform a program of New Orleans jazz, tunes include "Panama", "Tin Roof blues" & "Muskrat Ramble", well recorded, well played! cover is clean but shows a little aging on the back, small tear on back cover, disc is clean but for a few scuffs and one small mark which does not affect play. - (EXC+/EXC+) - $12- Order
Bauduc, Ray & Nappy Lamare-2 Beat Generation- LP- stereo-Capitol ST1198 - cool beatnik style cover - (NM/NM) - $15- Order
Bechet, Sidney-Sidney Bechet Vol 1- LP- mono-Jazz Panorama LP 1801 - 1951 33 1/3 rpm ten inch vinyl LP by New Orleans Jazz legend, Sidney Bechet. Bechet is backed by Tommy Ladnier, Teddy Nixon, Hank Duncan, Wilson Myers, & Morris Moreland. Tracks are: Maple Leaf Rag, Lay Your Racket/Sweetie Dear/I Want You Tonight/I Found a New Baby/Sidney's Blues/Shag/Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor. Cover shows moderate wear on front (back is clean), 1 inch seam split at bottom center-no stains, writing, etc. Disc is clean & glossy, with one heavy spindle mark-vinyl grades EXC. Plays nicely with light to moderate surface noise. Classic New Orleans Jazz!
Bennett, Tony-Every Beat Of My Heart- LP- mono-Columbia CL 1079 - 1957 33 1/3 LP release, jazz oriented album with Chico Hamilton, Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Candido & Sabu (all percusionists!), 6 eye label-1st pressing, tiny ink stain on back cover - (EXC+/EXC+) - $11.99- Order
Benson, George-Breezin' (Mobile Fidelity audiophile LP)- LP- stereo-MFSL 1011 - original master, 1979 rel., top seam frayed, 3" seam split, vinyl is nice - (EXC+/M) - $24.99- Order
Bostic, Earl-Plays Hit Tunes of the Big Broadway Shows- LP- mono-King 705 - 5" sm split, black lbl - (EXC-/EXC+) - $10- Order
Bostic, Earl-The Song is Not Ended- LP- stereo-Phillips THS600262 - punch hole, 1967 rel, scarcer than most of the King shows - (Shrink/M) - $15- Order
Bothwell, Johnny-Whatever Happened To Johnny Bothwell- LP- mono-Bob Thiele Music BBM 0641 - 1974 33 1/3 rpm vinyl LP release by alto sax player and bandleader, Johnny Bothwell. After playing with Gene Krupa and Boyd Raeburn, Bothwell led his own bands, and then retired from music in 1949. However, he did have his fans, hence this reissue of his music. Tracklist:
A1 I'll Remember April
A2 John's Other Wife
A3 The Trouble With Me Is You
A4 Lonely Serenade
B1 I Cover The Waterfront
B2 Ill Wind
B3 Dear Max
B4 Chelsea Bridge
B5 Street Of Dreams. Copy at hand is factory SEALED (textured 'not for sale' promo stamp on front cover at top right. Disc within is, of course, MINT and unplayed.
Bradley, Will with Ray McKinley-Boogie-Woogie- LP- Mono-Epic LG 1005 - 1954 release, 10 inch LP by Will Bradley and his Orchestra, featuring drummer Ray McKinley. Disc includes Bradley's classic 1930s and 40s Big Band Boogie-Woogie recordings, all featuring the great Freddie Slack on piano. Tracks include "Beat Me Daddy (Eight to the Bar)" Parts I & II, "Rhum Boogie" and "Celery Stalks at Midnight." 8 tracks in all. Cover is Near Mint. Disc is clean overall with a few light marks and scuffs only. Rare piece-lists for up to $120.
Braxton, Anthony-For Trio- LP- stereo-Arista AB 4181 - 1978 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Avant-Garde Jazz multi-instrumentalist (though
best-known as a sax player, he plays 13 instruments on this LP-from saxes to
clarinets to percussion) and composer, Anthony Braxton. Produced by Michael
Cuscuna, with (variously) Henry
Threadgill, Douglas Ewart, Roscoe Mitchell, & Joseph Jarman. As usual,
Braxton tackles an adventurous concept, playing 2 radically different
versions of the same piece, each taking up one album side.
1 Composition 76 (Version 1) Braxton 20:56
2 Composition 76 (Version 2) Braxton 20:22
Cover is 90% Mint in the original shrink (tiny cut corner top
right)-extremely minor wear to exposed area. Original 2 page insert is
included inside. Disc is clean, glossy & Near Mint. N/A on CD.
Brown/ Oscar Brown Jr.-Tells It Like It Is! (1st Press)- LP- Mono-Columbia CL 2025 - 1964 release, 33 1/3 RPM LP by Jazz vocalist and actor Oscar Brown, Jr. Brown's approach is a bit like that of Jon Hendrick's, but with a bluesier and more soulful feel. Like Hendricks and King Pleasure, Brown often takes a classic Jazz instrumental tune (like "All Blues" by Miles Davis on this LP) and write words to fit the improvised solo parts. Tracks include "One Foot in the Gutter", "The Snake" and "Tall Like Pine." Cover is clean and Near Mint. No stains, splits, heavy creases, writing or tears. Disc (360 degree sound label) is Mint. Handsome 1st press of a classic Vocal/Jazz LP.
Brubeck/Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Carmen McRae, Australian Jazz Quartet-1956 New Jazz Photo Tour Book- printed matter- none-Associated Booking Corp. - Approx. 1956 16 page "tour book", loaded with highly artistic photos and written biographies of the included artists, who are Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Carmen McRae, & the Australian Jazz Quartet. The book, or booklet, measures 12" x 9", and has a glossy cover with black & white interior pages. It appears to have been made by the Associated Booking Corp. of New York. We are not truly sure whether these artists did a tour together, or if this book was a prmotional tool of their booking agency. Photos include beautiful full pages of Brubeck, Mulligan, McRae, Paul Desmond & The Australian Jazz Quartet, plus lots of smaller photos and a 2-pager of the Brubeck Quartet. (Please note: the photo below shows the book cover to the left, and a sample page from the interior at right.) Book's exterior shows a bit of creasing & wear. Interior is clean but has a few notes in pen by the original owner.
Byrd, Charlie-Brazilian Byrd: Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim- LP- mono-Columbia CL 2337 - 1965 33 1/3 rpm vinyl LP by acoustic Jazz guitarist, Charlie Byrd. Byrd is closely identified with the American Jazzmen who became completely enthralled by the sound of Samba & Brazilian Jazz. LP is all Jobim compostions. Tracklist: A1 Corcovado
A2 Jazz 'N' Samba (So Danco Samba)
A3 That Look You Wear (Este Seu Olhar)
A4 The Girl From Ipanema
A5 Samba Do Aviao
B1 O Amor Em Paz
B3 Cançao Do Amor Demais
B4 As Praias Desertas
B5 Samba Torto
B6 Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce). Cover has super clean front slick-slight wear on back. Disc (2 eye label first pressing) is clean, glossy and visually MINT. Plays clean with only the most minor surface noise and rich, clear sound.
Byrd, Charlie-Byrdland- LP- mono-Columbia CL 2592 - 1966 33 1/3 rpm vinyl first pressing LP by Jazz guitar legend, Charlie Byrd. Byrd was captivated early on by Brazilian Jazz & Samba and became one of the best-known American exponents of the style. This is one of Byrd's best LP's from his Columbia Records period. No strings and choruses here-he and his amplified Classical guitar are instead accompanied by stripped down Jazz ensembles of various sizes, incluiding producer, Teo Macero, on sax. Tracklist: Meditation, Girl, Samba De Orpheus, I'll Be Around, Work Song, Blues For China, Arabesque, Theme From "Mr Lucky", It's So Peaceful In the Country, Manha De Carnaval, Tomorrow Belongs To Me. Charlie Byrd-guitar, Joe Byrd-bass, Hal Posey-trumpet & flugelhorn, Bill Reichenbach-drums, Teo Macero-saxophone. Cover is super clean with almost no wear-no stains, tears, splits, writing, etc. Disc (red '2 eye' 360 degree sound label) is clean, glossy and MINT. Plays Mint too with virtually no surface noise and clear sound. TOP GRADE copy!
Camarata, Tutti-Tutti's Trumpets- LP- mono-Disneyland WDL 3011 - 1957 33 1/3 RPM LP release, arranged and conducted by Tutti Camarata. Camarata was a Big-Band trumpeter in his youth with Tommy Dorsey, but was best-known in later years as an arranger-conductor for many Walt Disney movie and LP projects. LP at hand is his tribute to the Big Bands, featuring six top Jazz trumpeters: Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Hannie Klein, Joe Triscari, Shorty Sherock, and Uan Rasey. Tracks include "I Can't Get Started," "Bugle Blues," and "Boy Meets Horn" (also includes some originals by Camarata). LP will also, of course, be of interest to collectors of Disney memorabilia. Cover (note the fine abstract art design!) is still in original shrinkwrap-slight wear/creasing to the 2 right corners. Disc (heavy vinyl-blue label with silver print) is clean, glossy, and Near Mint. Plays clean with only minor surface noise.
Carter, Benny-Fish Fry / Among My Souvenirs- 78- Mono-Vocalion 5458 - Released somewhere between 1935 & 1940. Excellent swing saxophone. Vocal by Roy Felton on B side. Condition is pretty nice: little groove wear, miscellaneous light marks, but no gouges. Plays with minimal noise. Looks good overall. - (EXC) - $4- Order
Cathcart, Dick-Bix MCMCIX- LP- stereo-WB 1275 - 1959 tribute to Bix Beiderbecke - (NM/NM) - $20- Order
Clooney, Rosemary/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra-Blue Rose- LP- mono-Columbia CL 872 - 1956 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Pop & Jazz vocalist, Rosemary Clooney. Following a string of Pop hits, this ambitious and musically successful collaboration with Duke Ellington shows off Clooney's Jazz vocal chops to the max. She's every bit up to the challenge as she tackles such Ellington classics as "Sophisticated Lady", "Passion Flower", and "Mood Indigo". Copy at hand is a "6 eye" label 1956 first press LP in fine condition. Cover is super clean-3 inch seam split at top right has been neatly repaired from the inside. Disc (red label/black print-"6 eye" design) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Plays nicely with only light surface noise and clear sound.
Coleman/Earl Coleman with Billy Taylor-Love Songs- LP- mono-Atlantic 8172 - 1968 33 1/3 RPM LP. Coleman, a protege of Billy Eckstine was on some classic Bop sides w/Charlie Parker & sang w/Fats Navarro, Art Farmer, Sonny Rollins. Coleman is backed by 2 different ensembles: big band led by pianist Billy Taylor or by Taylor's combo. Tracks: People, Work Song, I've Got You Under My Skin, Manhattan Serenade, When Did You Leave Heaven?, A Day in the Life of a Fool 7 Charade, There's No You 9 I Won't Tell a Soul, I Wish I Knew. Cover (orange DJ sticker on front) shows minor wear only-no stains, tears, splits, or writing. Disc (heavy vinyl -red & purple label w/Atlantic fan logo in black at right) is clean & glossy-1 light spindle mark at beginning of side 2 which does not affect play. Vinyl plays nicely with clear sound and almost no surface noise. N/A on CD!
Condon, Eddie-Treasury of Jazz- LP- mono-Columbia CL881 - glossy photo cover, tiny staple holes, a few tiny nicks on front cover, 1956 release, with W.B. Davison, G. Wettling, P.W. Russell, etc. - (NM-/NM) - $20- Order
Connor, Chris-I Miss You So- LP- Mono-Atlantic 8014 - 1957 release, 1st press with original black Atlantic label with silver print by Jazz vocalist Chris Connor. Connor, known for her classy interpretations of standards, is accompanied by Ray Ellis and his orchestra. Album features 12 cuts arranged by Ellis including "They All Laughed", "Radar Blues" and "Go 'Way From My Window." Glossy front cover is very clean with only a tiny tear, slight wear to two corners, and 2 tiny staple holes at top right. A name (just three letters) is written in pen on the back cover. Handsome 1957 original with Mint disc!