Small cut-out notch towards the top of the spine. Otherwise excellent. Original.
Factory-sealed cut-out (with a small hole drilled in the back of the tray, top left).
The RVG-remastered, OJC CD is a factory-sealed cut-out, with a small hole drilled in the back of the case, top left.
The OJC CD is a factory-sealed cut-out, with a small hole drilled in the back of the case, top left.
With Coltrane, Red Garland, Philly Joe and Paul Chambers. Steamin’ is right… Usually rated the best of the groupin’ with Cookin’, Relaxin’ and Workin’.
From 1957 and 58 sessions, dusted down in 1961. The trio settings give him room to shine… but this is a must for the fourteen-minute title-track, with Byrd, Red Garland, Louis Hayes, Paul Chambers. Just stunning.
Tasty, bluesy soul-jazz and boogaloos from 1969, kicking off a magnificent-seven Prestige sessions. The veteran bar-walker on alto sax — with organist Sonny Phillips, and Grant Green in lethal form.
Hot, fizzing, funky soul-jazz from 1973 — the brilliant guitarist alongside Rusty Bryant, Grady Tate, Jimmy Lewis, Butch Cornell. With a tasty, indigo The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, for good measure.
From 1957… with Monk and Milt Jackson on the title-track; Rollins and Horace Silver on the rest.
An all-time HJ favourite. The Spartacus Theme was played at the marriage of Hannah Sawtell — a shop employee during the early 90s — and Carl Craig.
The jazz tradition turned East, and experiments in Asian and African folk idioms, with squeaking balloons, bells, gongs, Seven Up bottles, rabat and argol… amazing for 1957, fantastic anytime.