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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra play Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker Suite

Arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Recorded May and June, 1960, in Los Angeles

This is the famous Nutcracker arranged by Billy Strayhorn and Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. Issued in the USA on Columbia CS 8341, in Europe the Columbia recordings were distributed by Philips on their Hi-Fi Stereo label. The Ellington-Strayhorn disc had reference 847 048 BY.
When the agreement between Columbia and Philips ended in 1962, CBS starting their recordings in Europe. In the early days the company did not have plates for all recordings for the European market ready. So it was convenient to use the Philips Hi-Fi Stereo plates. And that is what they did. This issue is pressed in Englenad from the original Philips plates of 847 048 BY.

CBS – SBPG 62030. Record NM/M-. Cover EX. Some writing (annotations) on the back. This pressing is made in England.

Ellington-Nutcracker-Strayhorn. CBS Great Britain. SBPG 62030. Philips plates. Record NM/M-. Cover EX (writing on back). $ 14

BACK TO BACK

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges play The Blues

Wabash Blues - Basin Street Blues - Beale Street Blues

Weary Blues - St. Louis Blues - Loveless Love - Royal Garden Blues

The original stereo Verve with reference V6-8317 was issued in the US in the Fall of 1959. It is the more expensive issue if NM and pressed in the USA. The 180 gr. reissues are less authentic as far as analog sound is concerned. The edition of Back to Back listed here was published in Europe and pressed by Deutsche Grammophon-Polydor, with the same Reference V6-8317. It is exactly the same cover with Liner Notes written by pianist, writer and producer Leonard Feather, author of The ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ first published in 1955. The LP received the French "Grand Prix du Disque".

Verve V6-8317 Stereo. Record NM/M-. Shiny Cover NM.

Ellington & Hodges - Back to Back - Verve V6-8317. Record NM. Cover NM. $ 20.

Schnuckenack Reinhardt - The New Quintet

Schnuckenack Reinhardt - Violin
Bobby Falta - Guitar
Schmeling Lehmann - Guitar
Ricardo Reinhardt - Guitar
Jani Lehmann - Bass

The Man I Love - Rosetta - WEmbraceable You - Bobby-Waltz - Georgia on My Mind - Just Because - Ave Maria - Schnuckenack-Swing - Autumn Leaves - Tristeza - Undecided

Philips 6305 188. Record NM. Cover NM. German issue pressing from around 1973.

Schnuckenack Reinhardt-The New Quintet-The Man I Love. Philips 6305 188. Record and Cover NM. $ 7.

Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra play authentic re-creations of the swingin' blues sounds of the great bands!

Sounds of the Great Bands - Vol. 5

Re-creations of compositions as they were performed by Jimmy Lunceford, Duke Ellington, Sy Oliver, Harry James, Count Basie, Jimmie Forest, Neal Hefti, a.o.
Bugle Call - Floyd Guitar Blues - Dippermouth Blues - Uptown Blues - C Jam Blues - Well Git It - The New No Name Jive - Tango Blues - Swingin' The Blues - Night Train - Blowin' Up a Storm - Farewell Blues

Capitol T 1739 Mono. US pressing. Record NM. Cover M-. On the back is a sticker stating 'Promotional record' and the music listed.

Glen Gray-They all swung the blues. Capitol T 1739 Mono. Promotional issue. Record NM. Cover M-. $9.

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Blues in Orbit

Three J's Blues - Smada - Pie Eye's Blues - Sweet and Pungent - C Jam Blues - In a Mellow Tone - Blues in Blueprint - The Swingers Get the Blues, Too - The Swinger's Jump - Blues in Orbit - Villes Ville Is the Place, Man

This is the original analogue recording produced by Teo Macero, not the digitally re-recorded and converted to analogue reissue. Performers and soloists are those of the Ellington band around 1960 with Sam Woodyard, Cat Anderson, Russel Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves and Ray Nance (with his violin in CJam Blues). And of course the Duke at the piano on most numbers, and Billy Strayhorn in Smada and Blues in Blueprint.

"Blues in Blueprint" and "Villes Ville is the Place, man" were not recorded during the two nights the recordings were made. The cover says that they do not correspond to the stereo positionings of the other compositions.

Columbia CS8241 - ED1 - 6-eye. Record M-. Cover EX.

Ellington-Blues in Orbit-Columbia CS8241-6 Eye. Record M-. Cover EX. $ 12.

 

Porgy & Bess
Ray Charles & Cleo Laine

This is the issue by British Decca of the original Crossover Records recordings made in 1976 in the US, published on Decca's London label. Reference of the 2 LP Set is D31D 2.

The music was arranged and conducted by Frank DeVol who accompanied Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and many others.

Track listing:

Summertime (Instrumental) - My Man's Gone Now - A Woman Is A Sometime Thing - They Pass By Singin' - What You Want Wid Bess? - I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (Instrumental) - I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - Buzzard Song - Bess, You Is My Woman - Oh, Doctor Jesus - Crab Man - Here Come De Honey Man - Strawberry Woman (Instrumental) - Strawberry Woman - It Ain't Necessarily So (Instrumental) - It Ain't Necessarily So - There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York (Instrumental) - There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - I Loves You, Porgy (Instrumental) - I Loves You, Porgy - Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess (Instrumental) - Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess - Oh Lord, I'm On My Way

From the Ray Charles website:

"Jazz producer Norman Granz convinced Ray to record George Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess”. Ray’s first choice for the role of Bess was Gladys Knight but contractual difficulties made it impossible, and Cleo Laine was selected to sing the role. Frank DeVol arranged the music and conducted the 78-piece orchestra. Great instrumental artists like Joe Sample, Lee Ritenour, Joe Pass and Ernie Watts are just some of the many gifted in the orchestra. The album made it to #14 on the Billboard Jazz Album Charts."

For the famous Lorin Maazel recording see Opera.

Here you can read more about the Opera Porgy & Bess.

Records are play graded: M-. Book is M-. Box is EX+. Nevertheless a very nice item.

Ray Charles-Cleo Laine-Frank DeVol-Gershwin-Porgy&Bess. London D31D 2. Records, Book, Box NM/M-. $ 18.

Hannibal - Visions of a New World

This artist has a mission for a better world which he expresses through a large group of musicians and singers:

Visions of a New World - A Song Of Peace - A Mother's Love - Life Is More Than You Know - Free Mandela - Our Love Will Tell - Diamonds Without Fire - Fire In The Hole

The recorded music was issued on Atlantic Jazz 81973 in 1989. Record is NM. Cover is NM except for a cut out at the lower left.

Hannibal et all. Visions of a New World. Atlantic Jazz 81973-1989-Record and Cover NM. $ 7.

Collage: Ann Burton sings selected songs from earlier LP's.

A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening - Trt A Little Tenderness - New York State Of Mind - In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - You Started Something - The Shadow Of Your Smile - A Boy Named Charlie Brown - I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Someone To Watch Over Me - It Never Entered My Mind - But Not For Me - Here's That Rainy Day - The Good Life

CBS 85080 from 1981. Record NM. Cover M-. With original inner sleeve.

Burton-Collage-CBS 85080. Record NM. Cover M-. Original Inner Sleeve. Dutch pressing. $ 7.

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

Warner Bros 92.3696-1

Made in Germany by WEA

Inclusive of original inner sleeve

Fagen - Night Fly - Warner Bros 92.3696-1 - Record NM. Cover M-. $ 9.

Boulou & Elios Ferré - guitarists - play a tribute to Django Reinhardt

"pour Django"

Pour Django (Boulou Ferré) - Douce ambiance (Reinhardt) - Marshmellow (Warne Marsh) - Svetlana - (Boulou Ferré) - Rythm Futur (Django Reinhardt) - Nuages (Django Reinhardt) - La Folle (Joseph Ferré) - Here, There and Everywhere (Paul McCartney) - Michto Pélo (Boulou Ferré)

Steeple Chase SCS 1120 pressed in the US. Liner notes in French and English. Record NM. Ex library copy. Label has sticker. Cover VG (has bar code and stains and shows shelf wear). Audiophile recording. Also listed under guitar.

Boulou & Elios Ferré - Pour Django - Steeple Chase SCS 1120 - US pressing. Record NM. Cover VG. $ 10.

Jacques Louissier Trio In Concert at The Royal Festival Hall in 1974

Pierre Michelot - Bass
Christian Garros - drums.

Toccata in D Minor - Fugue No. 5 in D minor - Esquisse - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Fantasie in C minor - Prelude No. 1 in C major

All selections arranged by Jacques Loussier except for Esquisse which is a Loussier composition. It is always fascinating to listen to Jacques Loussier's inventive music based on compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Philips 6370 550. Record M-. Cover NM.

Jacques Loussier Trio-Royal Festival Hall. Philips 6370 550. Record and Cover M-. $ 8.

A Rare LP:

Jacques Loussier plays Bach on the Piano and the Organ simultaneously.

This somewhat rare LP recording could be marked as a collector's item strictly for the admirer of Loussier's art. It is DECCA SKL 5036 from 1964.

Although it is indicated 'Stereo', it is not a real stereo recording it seems. The piano and the organ were recorded on separate tracks that were mixed together into the stereo groove. Or the tape with the recording of e.g. the organ was played back while the trio added the piano improvisations with bass and drums to it. Or vise versa. Maybe that is why the high fidelity is not very high.

Sinfonia from Cantata No. 2 - Chorale No. 16 (from 32 Various Chorales) - Chorale No. 16 (from 21 Chorales) - Fugue and Fantasy in G minor - Chorale No. 1 in B Flat (Sleepers, Wake!; Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme).

Decca SKL 5036 NB. Record and cover are NM.

Loussier-Bach-Organ-Piano-Trio. DECCA SKL 5036 NB. Record and Cover NM. $ 10.

 

Jacques Loussier Trio:

Johann Sebastian Bach - 6 Masterpieces

Gavotte - Minuet - Pastoral - Choral - Prelude - Concerto in F Minor

Jacques Loussier - Piano
Pierre Michelot - Bass
Christian Garros - Drums

Philips 6321 100. (P) 1973. Made in France. Record and Cover NM.

Loussier-Bach-6 Masterpieces. Philips 6321 100 - 1973. French Pressing. Record and Cover NM. $ 12

Jacques Loussier Trio - Play Bach 5:

Toccata No. 4 (3 Movements) - Sicilienne - Chorale No. 1 - Theme from Passacaglia

Jacques Loussier - Piano
Pierre Michelot - Bass
Christian Garros - Drums

London PS 524. Record NM. Cover EX. British pressing.

Loussier-Play Bach No. 5. London PS 524. GB pressing. Record NM. Cover EX. $ 7.

Duke Ellington - Piano

Ray Brown - Bass

This one's for Blanton

 

Producer Norman Granz (1918-2001) knew Jimmy Blanton (1921-1942), Duke Ellington's famous bass player. Granz always wanted to make a recording of Duke and Ray Brown who was represented by Granz, but did not realize the two playing together until December 5, 1972.

The result is not only the right chemistry, but the sound recording is exceptional and can be marked as truly 'audiophile' and shows what analog sound recording is all about.

Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (Ellington, Bob Russell) - Pitter Panther Patter (Duke Ellington) - Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Mercer Ellington) - Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - See See Rider (Ma Rainey) - Fragmented Suite in Four Movements for Piano and Bass (Brown, Ellington)

Pablo 2310 721. Record released in 1975. Perfect German pressing. Includes original inner sleeve and folded inlay. Record, Cover, Inlay, Sleeve NM.

 

Ellington-Brown-This one's for Blanton-Pablo 2310 721. Perfect German pressing. Disc, cover, inlay NM. $ 27.

Stephanova

Stephane Grappelli - Violin

Marc Fosset - Guitar


Tune up - Thou Swell - Norwegian Dance - Fulton Street Samba - My Foolish Heart - Lover - The Way You Look Tonight - Stephanova - Smoke Rings And Wine - Tangerine - Waltz For Queeny - Sonny Boy

Recorded in Vancouver in 1983. Concord Jazz CJ-225. Record M-. Cover NM. US pressing. $ 7.

Grappelli-Fosset. Stephanova. Concord Jazz CJ-225. Record M-. Cover NM. US pressing. $ 7.

 

As Time Goes By

Raymond Conde and The Gay Septet

Conde plays the clarinet and sings. See www.jazz.com for his biography. Denon PCM Digital Recording YF-7064-ND Stereo, 1983.

Raymond Conde - Denon PCM YF-7064-ND. Recorded in 1982. Record M- to NM. Cover NM (except for a bump at the left upper corner). $ 20.

 

Bostic Rocks - Earl Bostic and his Orchestra play standards in rock style

Southern Fried - Jersay Bounce - Jumpin' at the Woodside - Tuxedo Junction - Air Mail Special - Pompton Turnpike - Woodshopper's Ball - Stompin' at the Savoy - Honeysuckle Rose - No Name Jive

Recorded 1958 - Parlophone PMD 1068. Mono. First edition. Later re-issued on the King label. Excellent sound. Record M-. Cover EX.

Earl Bostic Rocks-10 selections-Parlophone PMD 1068 mono. Record M-. Cover EX. $15.


The Francis Bay Orchestra Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington

Take The A-Train - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Jack The Bear - Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me - Passion Flower - Mainstem - Things Ain't What They Used To Be - Sophisticated Lady - Perdido - Solitude

To the admirers of the music of Duke Ellington and of big band music in general, the name of Francis Bay (1914-2005) is not new. He studied with Oskar Bach (who also taught Dutch violinist Herman Krebbers) and Bay was instrumental in the founding of several bands and orchestras, like The Skymasters (Dutch Radio). He played with The Ramblers, another Dutch Radio orchestra and concertized with violist Paul Godwin's ensemble. He led the Orchestra of the Belgian Radio. The clarinet and the trombone were his main instruments. He made recordings for the Philips label and also appeared on the British Mecca and German Baccarola labels. The music on the LP here on offer is extremely well recorded. It has a clear, defined and realistic sound.

Baccarole International 77 567. German pressing. Record NM. Cover M- (minimal shelf wear)

Francis Bay Orchestra - 'Harlem'. Music of Duke Ellington. Baccarola 77 567 TZ. Record NM. Cover M-. $19.

Zoot Sims and Harry "Sweets" Edison
JUST FRIENDS

Zoot Sims - tenor saxophone
Harry "Sweets" Edison - trumpet
Roger Kellaway - piano
John Heard - acoustic bass
Jimmie Smith - drums

Nature Boy - How Deep Is The Ocean - My Heart Belongs To Daddy - I Understand - Just Friends - Blue Skies - Until Tonight (Mauve) - A Little Tutu

Pablo 2310 841 from 1980. Produced by Norman Granz. German pressing. Record NM. Cover NM.

Zoot Sims-Harry Edison. Just Friends. Pablo 2310 841. Record and Cover NM. $ 10.

Dave Grusin and the GRP All-Stars Live in Japan with Special Guest Sadao Watanabe

Dave Grusin - Sadao Watanabe - Dave Valentine - Tom Browne - Don Grusin - Bobby Broom - Marcus Miller - Buddy Williams - Roger Squitero

Modaji - Trade Winds - Shamballa - Friends and Strangers - Band Introduction - Uh, Oh! - Don and Dave - Captain Caribé

Arista 203 924 from 1981. Record and Cover NM. Original inner sleeve. Record pressed in the Sony factory, Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Grusin - GRP All Stars - Watanabe - Japan. Aristo 203 924. Sony pressing. Record and Cover NM. $ 8.

Harry James and His Big Band

Coming From A Good Place

SHEFFIELD LAB 6 SL 23/SL24

Produced by Lincoln Mayorga
and Doug Sax.
Recording engineer Ron Hitchcock.

The Footstomper - You'll Never Know - Moten Swing - Two O'Clock Jump - Watch What Happens - Tuxedo Junction - Opus Number One - Make The World Go Away - Blues For Sale

Original Sheffield Lab 1977 Teldec pressing, Germany. Record NM. Cover NM.

Harry James - Coming from a Good Place - Sheffield Lab 6. Record NM. Cover NM. $ 22.

Stan Kenton LIVE IN EUROPE

Lush Life (Strayhorn) - Love For Sale (Porter) - Turtle Talk (Barton) - My Old Flame (Johnston, Coslow) - Tattooed Lady (Yankee) - I'm Glad There Is You (Dorsey, Madeira) - Fire And Ice (Yankee) - Eager Beaver (Kenton) - Artistry In Rhythm (Kenton)

Decca Four Phase stereo PFSI 4393 - This is the Italian issue of the original live performance recorded in Holland in 1977 by Decca's Arthur Bannister. Producers were Ray Few and Tim McDonald. Pressed from Decca plates in Great Britain. The back of the cover contains the liner notes in Italian.

Record NM. Cover M-.

Kenton Live in Europe - Decca Phase Four 4393 - Record NM. Cover M-. $ 7.

Frank Rosolino and His Quartet
"IN DENMARK"

Frank Rosolino - trombone
Thomas Clausen - piano
Bo Stief - bass
Bjarne Rostvold - drums

Quite Nights - Waltz for Diane - How about You - No Greater Love

Gösta Lindstrom wrote at the end of the liner notes: "Listen to these live recordings done just a few months before his tragic death (...)"

Vantage Records LP 507 from 1978. Side One NM. Side Two EX. Cover M-.

Frank Rosolino In Denmark - Vantage Records LP 507. Record NM/EX+-. Cover M-. $ 10.

Slam Stewart (humming bass) and Bucky Pizzarelli (Guitar)

Dialogue - The Studio Series

Slam Bow - It's Only A Paper Moon - That's My Kick - The Very Thought Of You - Jersey Bunce - Nightwind - Masquerade - B $ S Blues - I Got Rythm

Stash Records ST-201. Record NM. Cover NM to M-.

Slam Stewart - Bucky Pizzarelli - Dialogue - Studio Series - Stash ST 201. Record and Cover NM. $ 12.

Ross Tompkins (piano) - Joe Venuti (violin) - Ray Brown (bass) - Scott Hamilton (tenor sax) - Jake Hanna (drums)

LIVE AT CONCORD '77

SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE - I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN'T GOOD - I WANT TO BE HAPPY - DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME - ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE - WITCHCRAFT - DARK EYES

Concord Jazz CJ-51. Record NM. Cover M-.

Tompkins - Venuti - Brown - Hamilton - Hanna - Live at Concord '77 - Concord Jazz CJ-51 - Record NM. Cover M-. $ 12.

Ellis Larkins & Tony Middleton - Swingin' For Hamp

Ellis Larkins - Piano
Tony Middleton - Vocals
Billy Popp - Bass
Kack McAllister - Drums

Jazzland - Thai Silk - Riverboat - Jazz at the Fair - Twilight in the City - Ski Party - The Ingenue - Hot Spot - Lonely Nights - Sunday in Soho

Concord Jazz CJ-134 - Recorded in New York, 1979. Record NM. Cover EX (part of back decoloration).

Larkins - Middleton - Popp - McAllister - Concord Jazz CJ-134. Record NM. Cover EX. $ 10.

The Sky Masters Big Band - Swingtime at Jazzcafe Nick Vollebregt in Laren, Netherlands

The Razzme Tazz Me Blues - Autumn in New York - On the Sunny Side of the Street - Phantasia - I'm Old Fashioned - Ne Um Talvez - Waltz for Habakuk - Central Park

Ack van Rooyen (flügel) - Herman Schoonderwalt (alto) - Ferdinand Povel (tenor) - Bart van Lier (trombone) - Henk Meutgeert (piano) - Peter Tiehuis (guitar) - Joke Hamminga (congas) - Kees Kranenburg (drums)

Recorded by NOS, Hilversum - Turning Point Records, 1984. Record and Cover NM.

Sky Masters - Swing Time at the Jazzcafe. Turning Point records 30013. Record and Cover NM. $ 10.

Ellis Larkins Plays The Bacharach And McKuen Songbook

Ellis Larkins - Piano
Panama Francis - Drums
Al McKibbon - Bass

Stanyan Records Stereo 2SR 10065 from 1973 - Records NM to M-. Gatefold Cover VG.

Also listed under miscellany.

Larkins - Francis - McKibbon - Bacharach - McKuen - Song Book. Stanyan 2x LP SR 10065. Records NM to M-. Cover VG. $10.

The Oscar Peterson Trio
We Get Requests

Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars - The Days Of Wine And Roses - My One And Only Love - People - Have You Met Miss Jones? - You Look Good To Me - The Girl From Ipanema - D & E - Time And Again - Goodbye J.D.

Verve V6-8606 - Stereo LP pressed by Deutsche Grammophon in Hannover, Germany. Record close to NM. Cover NM.

Peterson Trio - Requests - Verve V6-8606 - Deutsche Grammophon pressing - Record close to NM. Cover NM. $ 12

Soft and Mellow

Herb Ellis (guitar) plays with Ross Tomkins (piano), Monty Budwig (bass), Jake Hanna (drums)

Shine - I Concentrate On You - Watch What Happens - Jeff's Bad Blues - If I Should Loose You - Wave - Polka Dots And Moonbeams - Rosetta

Concord Jazz CJ-77. Recorded in 1979. Record NM. Cover NM.

Herb Ellis - Soft and Mellow - Concord CJ-77 - Record NM. Cover NM. $ 10

Rosemary Clooney sings the Music of Harold Arlen

Ed Bickert (guitar) - Scott Hamilton (tenor sax) - Jake Hanna (drums) - Dave Mc Kenna (piano) - Warren Vaché (trumpet) - Steve Wallace (bass)

Hurray For Love - Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe - One For My Baby - Get Happy - Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead - Out Of This World - My Shining Hour - Let's Take The Long Way Home - Stormy Weather

Concord Jazz CJ-210. Recorded 1983. Record NM. Cover EX+.

Rosemary Clooney Sings Harold Arlen - Bickert, Hamilton, Hanna, et al - Concord CJ-210. Record NM. Cover EX+. $ 10

Ann Burton - Louis Van Dyke - Collection

A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND THE EVENING
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
BANG BANG
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND
THAT OLD DEVIL CALLED LOVE
HERE'S THAT RAINY DAY

I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
GO AWAY LITTLE BOY
HE WAS TOO GOOD TO ME
IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER

YOU'VE CHANGED
THE GOOD LIFE
IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING
SUNNY

Louis van Dyke - Piano
Jacques Schols - Bass
John Engels - Drums
Piet Noordijk - Alto Sax
Rudy Brink - Tenor Sax

Original Artone recordings made in 1973 and issued as 'Blue Burton' and 'Ballads & Burton'. This edition issued in 1976 as a 2x LP in gatefold cover. Artone DJV 6003. Stunning sound and cherished renderings by Ann Burton, Louis van Dyke et al. Cover close to NM. Records a beautiful NM. You won't find a nicer copy.

Ann Burton - Louis van Dyke Collection. Artone 2x LP DJV 6003. Records NM. Gatefold Cover close to NM. $ 38

Panama Francis and His Savoy Sultans

Gettin' In The Groove

Recorded at the Barclay Studio.

Song Of The Islands - Skitches - Rythm Dr Man - Frenzy - Checkered Had

Boats - Little John Special - Blues in Bea's Flat - Clap Hands Here Come Charly - Gettin' In The Groove

Shipyard Social Function - Norfolk Ferry - Second Balcony Jump - Looney - Nuages

Harlem Congo - Perdido

Panama Francis, Drums - Francis Williams, Trumpet - Irv Stokes, Trumpet - Norris Turney, Alto Sax and Clarinet - Howard Johnson, Alto Sax - George Kelly, Tenor Sax - Red Richards, Piano - John Smith, Guitar - Bill Pemberton, Bass

French Black & Blue 2x LP Gatefold. 33.320/21. Records NM. Cover M-.

Panama Francis - French Black & Blue Gatefold GP 343 (33 320 and 33 321) - Gatefold Sleeve M-. Records NM. $ 24

 

Joe Pass Live at Long Beach City College

WAVE
BLUES IN 'G'
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
'ROUND MIDNIGHT
HERE'S THAT RAINY DAY
DUKE ELLINGTON'S SOPHISTICATED LADY MELANGE
BLUES DUES
BLUESETTE
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

Recorded January 1984

Pablo 2308-239. German pressing (Bernard Mikulski GMBH). Liner notes by Joe Pass. Record NM. Cover NM. Also listed under 'guitar'.

Joe Pass - Live at Long Beach City College - Pablo 2308-239. German pressing. Record NM/M-. Cover NM. $ 10.

Cadavre Exquis - Heerlijk lijk - Free Jazz and beyond

Eva Bouman - Herman F. de Wit - Jacob Groenewold - Paul Lagaay

Ruby's Cube/Blouson Noir - Rasta Pasta - Sweet Pain - Donkere Bomen - Dolores

Reference ROX 1. Record NM. Cover EX+.

Eva Bouman et all - Free Jazz. Ref. ROX 1. Record NM. Cover EX+. $ 12

Jazz Group Coco Briaval

Coco Briaval, guitar - René Briaval, guitar - Gilber Briaval, guitar - Etienne Briaval, congas - Gerome Ciosi, bass guitar

Plein Sud - Lady Bird - Portrait de Count Basie - Jat At - 1er Mai - Campana Portoricana - Blue Ribbon - Insensiblement - Sables éternels

B.B. Music ca 94 799 - Recorded in 1987 in Paris in Studio Diane Music. Record NM. Cover M-.

Jazz Group Coco Briaval - 9 selections - B.B. Music ca 94 799. Record NM. Cover M- . $ 7

Gershwin Live!

Sarah Vaughan, Michael Tilson Thomas (pianist and conductor) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Summertime - It Ain't Necessarily So - I Loves You, Porgy - But Not For Me - Love Is Here To Stay - Embraceable You - The Man I Love - They Can't Take That Away From Me - etc. etc.

CBS 73650 pressed in the factory in Heemstede. Record and cover practically new. Perfect pressing. 1982.

Vaughan - Tilson-Thomas - Gershwin Live - CBS 73650. Record and cover practically new. $ 14

Eugen Cicero - Piano
Peter Witte - Bass
Charli Antolini - Drums

J.S. Bach (Preludium), C.Ph.E. Bach (Sonata), Dominico Scarlatti (Sonata), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Fantasie), Peter Tchaikovsky (Minature Overture from Nutracker), Frédéric Chopin (Grande valse brillante, Etude, Waltz) -

"What Dave and Jacques can, can I"

Produced by famous Hans Georg Brünner-Schwer and Willi Fruth. Original SABA production. Great sound.

Cicero - S+R International 77 051. Cover NM. Record NM. $ 18.

Joe Pass - Virtuoso - Solo Guitar

Night And Day - Stella By Starlight - Here's That Rainy Day - My Old Flame - How High The Moon - Cherokee - Sweet Lorraine - Have You Met Miss Jones? - 'Round Midnight - All The Things You Are - Blues For Alican - The Songs Is You

Pablo 2310 708. German pressing by Deutsche Grammophon. Record EX to M-. Cover NM. Also listed under 'guitar'.

Joe Pass - Virtuoso. Pablo 2310 708. German pressing. Record EX to M-. Cover NM. $ 7.

Play Bach aux Champs-Elysées

The legendary performances recorded by French DECCA in 1963

Jacques Loussier - Piano
Pierre Michelot - Bass
Christian Garros - Drums

Bach aux Champs-Elysées - Loussier et al - Omega/DECCA SSL 40.148/149 - Records NM. Box EX+. $ 45.


Jacques Loussier
THE BEST OF PLAY BACH

Volumes 1 & 2

Jacques Loussier (piano - Bösendorfer)
Vincent Charbonnier (bass)
André Arpino (percussion)

Digital recordings made in London in 1984 by Start Records - produced by the maestro himself - Released by Philips on PHL 1 3007 and 3008. See scans for program.

These editions are pressed in Canada and are As New!

Jacques Loussier Trio - Start Records - Philips Digital 1 3007 / 3008. Records M. Cover M- (punch hole in cover) $ 28.

BLUES WITH BECHET

Sidney Bechet - Mezz Mezzrow - Hot Lips Page - Sammy Price - Fitz Weston - Wesley Sox Wilson - Danny Barker - Pops Foster - Welman Braud - Sidney Catlett - Kaiser Marschal - Baby Doods - Pleasant Joe - Coot Grant

Original 1945-1947 recordings from Mezz Mezzrow's King Jazz records label. The recordings were acquired by Concert Hall Society in the early 1950s.

House party - Perdido street stomp - Blood on the moon - Delta mood - Really the blues - You got to give it to me - I must have my boogie - The sheik of Araby - Evil gal blues - Where am I - Revolutionnary blues - Fat mama blues - In A Mezz - etc. Excellent sound!

Gatefold cover. Liner notes in German. There is no indication where the cover was printed. Records probably pressed in Great Britain. In any case not in Germany as the 'Made in Western Germany' stamp is not in the dead wax.

Blues with Bechet et al - Jazztone 2 LP set J-1257 and J 1258. Mono. Gatefold cover. Liner notes in German. Records and Cover M- to NM. $18

Hello Young Lovers
A Lot Of Livin' To Do
Just In Time
Mame
On a Clear Day
It's All Right With Me
On The Street Where You Live
Here's That Rainy Day
From This Moment On
Baubles, Bangles And Beads,
People,
Everything's Coming Up Roses

 

Count Basie And His Orchestra

Broadway - Basie's Way

Command Stereo SCOM 107 - UK Pressing. Record and Sleeve NM. $ 8.

Count Basie - Broadway - Command SCOM 107 - UK Pressing - Record and Cover NM - $ 8

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Millionäre aus USA - Millionairs from the USA - Million Sellers from the 1940s - Millionen Erfolge der 40er Jahre

Paul Kuhn and His Columbia Studio Orchestra

German Columbia SMC 84 033. Original White/Gold label. Record NM. Cover NM

Paul Kuhn - White Gold label SMC 84 033 Record and cover NM $ 15.

Herbie Hancock - Rockit - 12" Single - CBS 4403978

USA pressing 1983

Short Version and Extended Dance Version

Hancock - CBS 4403978 - Record NM - Cover EX $ 6.

Rita Reys - Compilation - Various Artists

Desafinado - Bluesette - The Boy From Ipanema - My Funny Valentine - The Shadow Of Your Smile - Love For Sale - Zon In Scheveningen - Yesterday - Sumertime - Waltz For Debby - Can't Buy Me Love - Fly Me To The Moon

Philips recordings made in 1959, 1963, 1964, and 1965

Rita Reys - Music For The Millions - Recordings from 1959, 1963, 1964, 1965 Released 1982 - Philips 6375 484. Record and cover NM. $ 15.

Eugen Cicero - The One And Only Cicero

Jürgen Ehlers (bass), Dae Boon (drums)

Es war einmal eine Liebe, Michelle, Sommerwind, Yesterday, I want to be happy, Hey Jude, etc.

Inclusive of original inner sleeve

Cicero - German Columbia (EMI blue label) 1 C 052-28 652 - Record NM Cover EX. $6.

Eugen Cicero "Klavierspielereien"

Charly Antolini, Drums,
Peter Witte, Bass

I got Rythm, Romanian Folksongs, Summertime, What Kind of Fool Am I, Bye Bye Blackbird, My Foolish Heart, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo.

Cicero - Original MPS recording issued on their Crystal label. Ref. 066 CRY 45 298. Record NM. Cover NM. $ 15.

 

CONGLOMORATION

The Nedly Elstak Trio

Nedly Elstak - Trumpet and piano
Victor Kaihatu - Electric Bass
Martin van Duynhoven - Drums (he also did the cover design)

All compositions by Nedly Elstak

The free spirit of Nedly Elstak on LP produced by Coreco Records, Amsterdam, 1978. Hard to find a NM copy.

Nedly Elstak Trio - Coreco 02. Record and Cover EX-. $ 40.

Harry James and His Big Band

The King James Version

SHEFFIELD LAB 3 SL 22/SL21

Produced by Lincoln Mayorga
and Doug Sax.
Recording engineer Ron Hitchcock.

Original Sheffield Lab 1976 Teldec pressing, Germany. Record NM. Cover NM.

Corner Pocket - Lara's Theme - Cherokee - More Splutie, Please - Traces - Don't Be That Way - Sweet Georgia Brown - Shiny Silk Stockings - Blues Stay Away From Me

Record and Cover As New $35.

King James Version - Sheffield Lab 3 - NM - $ 35.

1. Eastman Jazz Ensemble - Rayburn Wright, Director - and Allen Vizutti

Montreux, July 20, 1982

Side One to Three: Don't Mean A Thing, Ill Wind, My Favorite Things, Jamie, Small Fry, Gazelle, Crackdown, Ugky Man, Sackbut City.

2. Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Saxology Performances at Eastman School of Music, 1981 and 1982,

Side Four: Blues For Pat, What Would Be, Moon Germs.

Montreux Mjs 57605.

Eastman Jazz Ensemble - 2 x LP in Gatefold MJS 57605. Records NM. Cover Ex. $ 20.

Ella Fitzgerald - Hello Love

Orchestra conducted by Frank DeVol

YOU GO TO MY HEAD
WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
I'M THRU WITH LOVE
SPING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE THIS YEAR
EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME
LOST IN A FOG
I'VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HIS FACE
I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME
SO RARE
TENDERLY
STAIRWAY TO THE STARS
MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT

Early Ella Fitzgerald - Verve MG V-4034. Original Mono LP. Record and Cover EX to M-.

Ella Fitzgerald - Frank DeVol - Verve Original Mono MG V-4034. Record and Cover EX to M-. $12.

 
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