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New Rudy Royston303 ... CD
Greenleaf, 2014. New Copy .... $9.99 14.98
The first album as a leader from drummer Rudy Royston – a player we've enjoyed for years in the company of others, and one who emerges here with a really fresh voice of his own! Rudy's drums are bold, but also have this way of opening up and allowing magical interplay between all the other ... read more CD

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba TrioDiz ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1993. New Copy .... $22.99
A wonderful tribute to Dizzy Gillespie – featuring songs penned by Diz, or played by him famously – presented by the fluid fingers of Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who takes Gillespie's inspiration into a whole new realm with his trio! Rubalcaba's got lots of sharp notes on hand – able to ... read more CD
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Adam Rudolph & Go Organic OrchestraSonic Mandala ... CD
Meta, 2012. New Copy .... $13.99 15.98
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from percussionist Adam Rudolph, and one of the most spiritual too – an extended set that draws on some really rich global elements, yet brings them all together with the focus of a more ambitious jazz composition! Rudolph uses the Sonica Mandala ... read more CD
Also available Sonic Mandala ... LP 24.99

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Jorge Lopez RuizCuarteto ... CD
Acoua (Argentina), 2011. New Copy .... $18.99
Beautiful recent work from this legendary Argentine bassist – heard here in the company of a quartet of young players who really know how to follow his lead! Half the tracks are originals, and half are jazz standards – but all are given a very fresh spin by the bass of Lopez – ... read more CD

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Mario RuscaReaction ... CD
Dynia World/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from pianist Mario Rusca – a really open, fluid sort of set – and one that features electric bass in the trio, which really gives things a different sort of vibe! Mario plays acoustic piano throughout, but the use of electric bass (played by ... read more CD
Also available Reaction ... LP 22.99

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Mario RuscaRecreations In Jazz ... CD
Right Tempo (Italy), 1976. New Copy .... $9.99
An obscure 70s gem from Italian pianist Mario Rusca – a blend of modal grooving, Latin-tinged rhythms, and straight hard blowing. The group's a quintet – with Rusca on piano and electric piano, Larry Nocella on soprano and tenor sax, and rhythm on electric bass, drums, and percussion. ... read more CD

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Patrice RushenShout It Out (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $16.99
A pivotal record for Patrice Rushen – a set that has her really tightening up the groove from previous albums on Prestige – heading much more towards the focused soul-drenched grooves of her Elektra Records years! The set's a stunner – still very much with the hip, west coast ... read more CD
Also available Shout It Out ... LP 6.99

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Eddie RussSee the Light/Take A Look At Yourself ... CD
Monument/Soul Brother (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy .... $16.99
Two beautiful albums of spacey jazz funk! Eddie Russ was a 70s keyboard genius – right up there with Lonnie Liston Smith and Herbie Hancock in our book, although he never reached the fame of either of those players. See The Light is one of Eddie's best albums – and it's got a smoothly ... read more CD

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Gene RussellNew Direction ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99 18.99
Sweet funky jazz from pianist Gene Russell – one of the hippest albums he ever recorded! Russell's a pianist with a wonderfully fluid touch – used here to near perfection in a small combo date that really stands out from most of his other albums – just the kind of effort we'd ... read more CD
(Remastered with updated artwork and new liner notes.)

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Paul Rutherford/Philipp Wachsmann/Barry GuyIskra 1903 – South On The Northern 1988/1989 ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1988/1989. New Copy 2CD .... $23.99
Two previously-unissued performance from this seminal trio of British improvisers – Paul Rutherford on trombone, Barry Guy on bass, and Philipp Wachsmann on violin – working here on sessions that also feature a bit of electronics from both Guy and Wachsmann as well! All material is ... read more CD

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Aaron SachsAaron Sachs Quintette ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $13.99
Aaron Sachs is best known as a clarinet player, but he also serves up some mighty mean tenor sax on this rare date for Bethlehem – work on the horn that really makes the record a standout! Sachs plays tenor on about half the tracks, and uses the instrument in these cool clipped phrases that ... read more CD

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Sal SalvadorFrivolous Sal ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
Guitarist Sal Salvador made few albums as a leader during his day – but all of them are a treat, especially this one! The set's a mid 50s outing that features Sal's guitar in a quartet with Eddie Costa on piano and vibes – and grooving in a lightly swinging style that has some traces ... read more CD

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David SanbornSanborn ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $14.99
A damn great early moment from David Sanborn – a record that really shows the reedman at his best – working some tight solos over soulful backings in the same 70s manner as Tom Scott or Wilton Felder! Like both of those players, David's got the chops to step out in front of the ... read more CD

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Angelica Sanchez & Wadada Leo SmithTwine Forest ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2013. New Copy .... $14.99
We always love the trumpet work of Wadada Leo Smith – a player we've been digging since the 70s – but it somehow sounds especially great here in the company of pianist Angelica Sanchez, whose lines on the keys bring out this sense of soulful flow that we haven't heard from Leo in years! ... read more CD

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New Sam SandersMirror Mirror ... CD
Strata/180 Proof, Mid 70s. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
An ultra-hip set of soul jazz from 70s Detroit – recorded back in the day by saxophonist Sam Sanders, but never issued at the time! The album's got this wonderfully warm, open sort of vibe – a quality that's kind of like an indie take on the CTI mode of the time, but much more relaxed ... read more CD

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New Santa Y Su GenteUrgente ... CD
RCA/Lion, 1974. New Copy .... $12.99
That's not Santa, as in Santa Claus – but a nickname for Santiago Salas, who works here in a very cool, jazzy mode! The album's got plenty of Latin roots, mixed with hipper 70s touches that include some key electric elements as well – all served up in a sparkling groove that's mighty ... read more CD

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Sao Paulo Underground (Rob Mazurek)Tres Cabacas Loucuras ... CD
Cuneiform, 2011. New Copy .... $15.99 17.98
The third and best album yet from Sao Paulo Underground – formed by Chicago scene veteran and sonic adventurer Rob Mazurek – with a sound that's informed by the rhythms and creatively boundless possibilities of Tropicalia era Brazil and well beyond, along with the cosmic spirit of other ... read more CD

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New Paolo SapiaMostly Music ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
The first album we've ever heard from alto saxophonist Paolo Sapia – a very fresh-voiced talent with a great sense of soul! Most numbers here are quartet titles that really let Sapia shape his notes with a soulful swing on the instrument that we haven't heard from a new altoist like this in ... read more CD

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Saxes IncSaxes Inc ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $14.99
A concept album, but one with a really great approach – a heady group of top-shelf saxophonists from the end of the 50s – all coming together in surprisingly tight formation, yet also getting a bit of solo space as well! The project is headed by arranger Bob Prince – who's got a ... read more CD

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Alessandro ScalaViaggio Stellare ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
A great little combo with a mighty sharp sound – one that's already topped by very soulful tenor and soprano sax from leader Alessandro Scala – but which also features some great guest trumpet from Fabrizio Bosso as well! The group's got all the sharp changes and strong sense of rhythm ... read more CD

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Jonathan Scales FourchestraJonathan Scales Fourchestra ... CD
Ropeadope, 2013. New Copy .... $8.99 12.98
Pretty groovy work from Jonathan Scales – a steel drum player by trade, but one who works here in a mode that's light years from any basic use of the instrument! The core approach is jazz, but the music is also inflected by lots of little twists and turns – a pastiche of styles and ... read more CD

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Lalo SchifrinTowering Toccata ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $13.99
Electric 70s work from Lalo Schifrin – with a tight uptempo funky sound that's similar to his strong "cop show" soundtrack themes of the time! This album's a pretty great testament to Lalo's durability as one of the great composer arrangers – sublime stuff from the late 70s, ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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David SchnitterLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99 14.99
A brilliant set from tenorist David Schnitter – maybe the best we've heard from him in years – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of his work! The album's got that special spark and crackle we love in the Live At Smalls series – a magic way of really letting the leader ... read more CD

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Manfred SchoofMunich Recordings 1966 ... CD
Sireena (Germany), 1966. New Copy .... $15.99 17.99
A lost slice of German modern jazz from the 60s – material recorded for the Hans Wewerke sound library – done by a very hip group! The lineup features the groundbreaking Manfred Schoof Quintet – a group that featured Schoof on trumpet, Gerd Dudek on tenor, Alexander Von ... read more CD

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Jacques Schwarz-BartJazz Racine Haiti ... CD
Motema, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 14.98
A compelling combination of Haitian Racine music with jazz instrumentation – served up here in an album with a richly expressive feel all the way through! Jacques Schwarz-Bart takes melodies first forged in the hills of Haiti, often with roots in voodoo – and blends them with ... read more CD

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Irene Schweizer & Pierre FavreLive In Zurich ... CD
Intakt (Germany), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
Wonderful work from two very like-minded players – pianist Irene Schweizer and percussionist Pierre Favre – both musicians who've got years of improvisation under their belt, and a very well-matched, non-liner style! Schweizer's piano has always had this way of cascading forward in ... read more CD

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Rhoda ScottLive At The Club Saint-Germain ... CD
Barclay/EmArcy (France), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the grooviest albums ever from organist Rhoda Scott – a hip, double-length set recorded at the Club Saint Germain in Paris – often with a good deal of funk in the mix! Rhoda's working here in a slightly expanded version of her usual format – her own Hammond organ in the ... read more CD

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Shirley ScottShirley Scott & The Soul Saxes ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $13.99
Hip soulful work from organist Shirley Scott – one of the first records that has her breaking out of the straighter soul jazz sound of her work on Prestige and Impulse – and a gem of a set that features some great funky arrangements from the great Marty Sheller! The group's all-Atlantic ... read more CD

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Shirley ScottSomething ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $14.99
A groovy groovy electric set from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that really kicks things up in the rhythm department, in a way ties the album as much to Atlantic Records soul of the 60s as it does to some of Scott's earlier work for Prestige! There's a great pulse at the bottom of the ... read more CD

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Shirley ScottSuperstition ... CD
Cadet/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $16.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that's got a fair bit of funk in the mix, and a really rich array of inventive lines on the keyboards too! The tracks are longer than usual, and really step past the more familiar Shirley Scott modes of the ... read more CD

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Tom ScottMaster Of Funk – The Essential Albums 1974 to 1977 (Tom Scott & The LA Express/Tom Cat/New York Connection with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Raven (Australia), 1973/1974/1975. New Copy 2 CDs .... $23.99 25.98
A trio of classics from the mighty Tom Scott! First up is the landmark Tom Scott & The LA Express – a real breakout moment for reedman Scott – the first truly big album for the saxophonist who'd been blowing some great records on his own, and lending his horn to a host of classic ... read more CD

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Tom ScottMasterpieces – Best Of The GRP Years – Jazz Club ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy .... $8.99
Great later work from Tom Scott – an artist who cut funk records at the start of the 70s, worked on some great soundtrack jazz, and really spun things out strongly in later years too! Despite Tom's placement here on the GRP label, which was then home to a lot of smooth jazz – the Scott- ... read more CD

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Adele SebastianDesert Fairy Princess ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy .... $9.99
A beautiful set of 70s soul jazz flute tracks – featuring work by flautist Adele Sebastian, with backing by a hip group that includes Billy Higgins, Ricky Kelly, and Roberto Miranda. The tracks have a nice mellow Strata East/Black Jazz kind of sound to them – and the production is ... read more CD

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Bud ShankBrasamba! ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $15.99
One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded – done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before – but there's something about this record that really gets the whole ... read more CD

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New Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraSharps & Flats ... CD
Nimbus, 1979/1985. New Copy .... $9.99
Soaring spiritual soul jazz from the LA scene – a CD that features a beautiful performance by the Jesse Sharps Quintet, plus a longer extended track from Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! We'll be honest in saying that we'd never heard of Sharps before this CD – but he's ... read more CD

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Charles Bobo Shaw & The Human Arts EnsembleJunk Trap ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
A wonderfully focused record from drummer Charles Bobo Shaw – a set that shows the new fire his music had gained in the latter part of the 70s! The lineup still strongly shows Shaw's roots – a creative combo that features Joseph Bowie on trombone, Luther Thomas on alto sax, James Emery ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Gene ShawBreak Through (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
An amazing record – bold, proud, and soulful – a set that we'd easily rank with any classic early 60s session on Blue Note – and for good reason too! This rare date is the debut as a leader for trumpeter Gene Shaw – also known as Clarence Shaw in an earlier history of work ... read more CD
Also available Break Through ... CD 16.99

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Woody ShawComplete Muse Sessions (7CD set) ... CD
Muse/Mosaic, 1965/1970s/1980s. New Copy 7CD .... $118.99 119.00
Some of the best work ever from legendary trumpeter Woody Shaw – and honestly, a batch of music that may well be one of the best runs at a label by any jazz musician, period! Woody first came on the scene as a sharp talent from the east coast in the 60s – playing with a drive and fire ... read more CD

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New Woody ShawNight Music ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1983. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A real standout set from the 80s years of trumpeter Woody Shaw – a solidly burning live set that blows away most of his studio work from the time! The album's noteworthy first of all for the presence of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes – whose soulful spiritual approach of the period ... read more CD

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New Woody Shaw with Bobby HutchersonMaster Of The Art ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant date from the later years of Woody Shaw – an album that equally shows Woody's own talents, and those of his key group of younger players too! Shaw's trumpet is perfect in both modes here – the hard-blown righteous numbers Woody first gave the world from his start, and the ... read more CD

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George ShearingShearing Bossa Nova ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $15.99
A heavenly album, and easily one of our favorite George Shearing records of the 60s – thanks to some sweet bossa arrangements by a young Clare Fischer! Fischer's got a better ear for this groove than just about anyone else – and he beautifully mixes light woodwinds with bossa rhythms ... read more CD

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Archie SheppAttica Blues Big Band Live At The Palais Des Glaces ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 1979. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99 24.99
Attica Blues, and beyond – a great late 70s performance that has Archie Shepp turning the clock back towards that famous album – but also making some very new grooves with a richly expanded lineup! The double-length set was recorded in Paris, in front of a very lively crowd – and ... read more CD

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Archie SheppDown Home New York ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. New Copy .... $12.99 16.98
An overlooked killer from Archie Shepp – a set that almost recalls some of the spiritual moments of his later Impulse work, and which definitely has him moving past some of the straighter sounds of this period in his career! Things are never too outside or free, but there's a balance with ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Archie SheppYasmina, A Black Woman/Poem For Malcolm ... CD
BYG/Charly (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $8.99
A tremendous bit of jazz history – 2 classic Archie Shepp albums on 1 CD! Yasmina features Archie Shepp at his spiritual best – recording in Paris in 1969, and absorbing a heck of a lot of pan-African influences! The centerpiece of the album is the amazing "Yasmina" – ... read more CD

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New Archie Shepp/Bill DixonArchie Shepp Bill Dixon Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Savoy/In Crowd, 1962. New Copy .... $14.99
Seminal work from the duo of Archie Shepp and Bill Dixon – easily one of the greatest modern jazz pairings of the 60s! If you only know Shepp from his later work, you'll hear something very different here – as his tenor's often brought into tight focus with the trumpet of Dixon – ... read more CD

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Sahib ShihabCompanionship – Jazz Joint Vol 2 ... CD
Vogue/Rearward (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy .... $19.99
Double-length brilliance from the mighty Sahib Shihab – a set that collects a number of killer 60s sessions with members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – all of them great! The small combo work here is amazing – hard-hitting modal jazz that matches, if not tops the best MPS/Saba ... read more CD
Also available Companionship – Jazz Joint Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Sahib Shihab & Jef GilsonSahib Shihab + Gilson Unit – La Marche Dans Le Desert ... CD
Futura (France), 1972. New Copy .... $14.99 16.99
An amazing meeting of two of the most revolutionary talents on the European jazz scene of the early 70s – American expat Sahib Shihab, blowing some of his most exotic reeds ever – and pianist Jef Gilson, working here on electric keys and ondioline! The album's got a sound that echoes ... read more CD

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SilhouettesConversations With The Silhouettes ... CD
Segue (Italy), 1969. New Copy .... $12.99
A fantastic LP! The record was produced by funky sax genius Nathan Davis, and released on the same label as his first two U.S. albums after his return from Europe – and it's a mad mad mix of breezy jazz and breakbeats! Break fans will looooove the cuts "Lunar Invasion" and "Fo ... read more CD

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Alan Silva & Celestial Communications OrchestraLuna Surface (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
BYG/Actuel (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold .... $9.99
Silva leads his Celestrial Communication Orchestra, one of the best of the loose collectives playing around the Paris scene of the 1969/1970 era – and a group that includes Grachan Moncur III, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Malachi Favors, Dave Burrell, and Bernard Vitet. The group was one ... read more CD
(Comes in a cool 5" gatefold reissue package just like the original LP.)
Also available
Luna Surface ... LP 33.99
Luna Surface (180 gram pressing) ... LP 9.99

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Horace SilverSilver N Strings Play The Music Of The Spheres ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
Horace Silver's last record for Blue Note – and an amazing end to his decades of work for the legendary label! The set's a perfect summation of all the new directions that Horace took in the 70s – new territory that's deeply spiritual, and undeniably righteous – yet which also ... read more CD

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Horace SilverYou Gotta Take A Little Love ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $19.99
A great late 60s gem from pianist Horace Silver – and a great bridge between his earlier soul jazz for Blue Note, and some of his more righteous work to come in the 70s! At one level, the sound here steps off from classics like Serenade To A Soul Sister or The Jody Grind – but at ... read more CD

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New Art Simmons with Bertrice ReadingArt Simmons Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Boite A Musique/Universal (France), 1956. New Copy .... $14.99
Amazing work from a player we barely know – American pianist Art Simmons, really smoking here in a late 50s session from Paris! The date's got a nicely rough-edged feel – but really avoids any of the bluesy cliches that could sometimes creep in when players like this hit the French ... read more CD

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Sonny SimmonsStaying On The Watch ... CD
ESP, 1966. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
Brilliant work – and one of the rare few albums to feature the genius alto of Sonny Simmons from the 60s! The session has the fierceness of other ESP sessions from the time, but it's also tempered with a bit of spiritualism, too – somewhat more introspective in the heavy moments than ... read more CD

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Zoot SimsZoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
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 – ... read more CD
Also available Zoot Sims & The Gershwin Brothers ... CD 5.99

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Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, & Bob BrookmeyerStretching Out ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $10.99
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 ... read more CD

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New Alex SipiaginLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99 14.99
A stunning showcase for the talents of trumpeter Alex Sipiagin – and maybe his greatest record so far! You might know Alex as the husband of singer Monday Michiru, but he's a hell of a trumpeter in his own right – and really stretches out here in the company of a killer quintet that ... read more CD

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Alan Skidmore/Leszek ZadloEgo Recordings (Thoughts/Morning Rise/SOH/European Jazz Quintet) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4 CDs .... $44.99
A treasure trove of rare work from the obscure German Ego label – four different albums, all of them great – packaged here in tiny LP-styled covers too! The set's especially noteworthy for the work of British saxophonist Alan Skidmore – working here on some of his best material ... read more CD

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New Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John SurmanSOS ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $14.99
One of our favorite sides of the British avant scene in the 70s – a body of work that's out, but never too out – soaring on spiritual wings one moment, and working in playful blocks of sound the next! All three artists play saxes on the album, and Skidmore throws in a bit of drums and ... read more CD

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Chester SmithMonster Groove Party ... CD
Life Force Jazz, 2004. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
A sweet mix of keyboards and rhythms from Chester E Smith – a set that's got roots in older Hammond modes, but which also comes across with some warmer contemporary touches too – a mix of modes that stands as a great introduction to Smith's sound. Chester's been working in the industry ... read more CD

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Derek Smith/Dick Katz/Rene UrtregerJazz Piano International ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $15.99
An unusual global session for Atlantic Records – an album that has John Lewis presenting work by three other musicians that he feels are ripe for wider discovery! The set's got some killer work from Rene Utreger – a key Parisian player in the postwar years, working here with dexterity ... read more CD

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Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith/Hobo Flats ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962/1963. New Copy .... $13.99
A Hammond organ double-header – two Verve classics from Jimmy Smith, back to back on a single CD! First up is Bashin – one of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of ... read more CD

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Jimmy SmithLa Metamorphose Des Cloportes (plus bonus tracks!) ... CD
Universal (France), 1965. New Copy .... $12.99 14.98
An incredible record by Jimmy Smith – unlike anything we've ever heard from him! The session is a rare French soundtrack one – recorded in 1965, in a setting that was quite different than any of Jimmy's American sessions from the same time. According to the notes, Smith was just shown ... read more CD

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Johnny Hammond SmithAll Soul ... CD
New Jazz/Prestige (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $22.99
One of the first albums ever from jazz organist Johnny Hammond Smith – a set that's got a wonderfully moody, late nite feel – and a depth that definitely lives up to the title! Smith's playing in a trio that features Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – in a ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Johnny Hammond SmithTalk That Talk ... CD
Prestige/New Jazz (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $22.99
Subtle early magic from Johnny Hammond Smith – the kind of sweet organ jazz set that really set Smith apart from his contemporaries in the 60s! There's a slightly offbeat vibe here that's hard to peg, but which already marks Hammond as one of the more inventive players of his generation ... read more CD
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Johnny Hammond SmithThat Good Feelin' ... CD
New Jazz (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $22.99
Good feelings and plenty of soul – some very early work as a leader from Hammond hero Johnny Smith! The set's got Johnny using the organ with lots of stops out – that full, wide range of the instrument that initially knocked so many folks for a loop when it first came into jazz – ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesExpansions (UK pressing) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $11.99
Quite possibly the most celebrated album ever from keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith – a groove-heavy classic that's burned up many a dancefloor in its day, yet also a record that features some great mellow moments as well! The title track "Expansions" is virtually a blueprint for ... read more CD
(Newly remastered from the original tapes!)

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Lonnie SmithMama Wailer (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
One of Lonnie Smith's rarest albums – and one of the most obscure records on the landmark Kudu label! The set is one of Smith's most far-reaching from the 70s – a bit in the mode of his earlier records for Blue Note, but with a slightly sweeter quality that shows the shift to Kudu ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Neal Smith QuintetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy .... $11.99 14.99
Drummer Neal Smith has a hell of a group here – Eric Alexander on tenor, Steve Wilson on alto, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Mulgrew Miller on piano – a lineup that he more than lives up to with his tight leadership, and great choice of material for the date! The tunes include two ... read more CD

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Paris Smith/New Composers Ensemble53rd St Ghost ... CD
Oracle, 1996. New Copy .... $6.99
A killer batch of modern spiritual soul jazz – with a classic sound that reminds us a lot of the 70s work on labels like Tribe or Strata East! The New Composers Ensemble is led by vibist Paris Smith, an underground Chicago jazz artist who cut a few very enigmatic albums on his own – ... read more CD

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Paul SmithBrazilian Detour ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $14.99
Soaring, sweeping piano work from Paul Smith – a fluid player who was already known for his "liquid sounds" of the 50s, and who gets a great showcase here in a batch of bossa-inflected material! The style here is less straight bossa than you might think – and Smith really ... read more CD

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Patt Smythe TrioUK Live – With Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Harold McNair Vol 2 – 1967 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $24.99
Live London recordings from the trio of pianist Pat Smythe – a player you might know from his work with Joe Harriott in the 60s – joined here by a great guest star – the American tenor giant Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The setting is very open and fluid – longer live tracks that ... read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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New Jim SnideroSan Juan ... CD
Red (Italy), 1994. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
Sublime sounds from the Jim Snidero group – a combo that flows wonderfully together as a unit, then breaks out as a strong showcase for each individual voice as well! Jim's alto is tied up tightly with the trumpet of Tim Hagans in the frontline – propelled by Kevin Hayes' dynamic piano ... read more CD

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Frank SocolowSounds By Socolow ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
A real lost gem on Bethlehem Records – and one of the few albums to feature this tremendous saxophonist in the lead! Frank Socolow was one of the great unsung reed players of the 50s – and although he lay hidden in some of the larger combos of the early part of the decade, he ... read more CD

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New Solar – Source Of Live Arkestra RevelationFaith For My Mind ... CD
Solar/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful, beautiful little record – as righteous and soulful as some of the best spiritual jazz classics of the 70s – and arguably even rarer, as it was only issued on a tiny label from Atlanta! Solar have a sound that uses 3 female lead vocalists in chorus formation – one ... read more CD
Also available Faith For My Mind ... LP 29.99

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SOS (Surman/Osborne/Skidmore)Looking For The Next One ... CD
Cuneiform, 1974/1975. New Copy 2 CDs .... $22.99 24.99
Incredible sounds from this important Brit trio of the 70s – a wonderful combination of the reeds of Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore, and John Surman! There's some wonderful use of electronics by Surman, who mixes sounds in sparingly, in a way that sounds beautiful with the saxes of Skidmore and ... read more CD

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Spirit FreeSpirit Free Plays Starship (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vega/Numero, 1971. New Copy .... $10.99 15.98
A trippy little combo with a distinct post-Coltrane feel – stretching out here wonderfully, on a hip little session on a homegrown label! The group hail from the unlikely spot of Las Vegas – but they've got a deeply spiritual sound that rivals the best work on the coasts in the early ... read more CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleChallenge 1966 to 1967 ... CD
Eyemark/Emanem (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
Amazing free jazz from the British scene of the mid 60s – some of the earliest rumblings of genius from the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – already working here at a level that matches the avant energy happening both in the US and on the larger European scene! Core interplay here comes ... read more CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleFace To Face (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $16.99
A classic statement from the Spontaneous Music duo of John Stevens on percussion and cornet and Trevor Watts on soprano sax – music that definitely lives up to the "spontaneous" name, and which is clearly improvised throughout! The material was all recorded live, but with a ... read more CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleNew Surfacing 1978 & 1992 ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1978/1992. New Copy .... $16.99
A really unique version of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – one that features a trio headed by John Stevens on percussion, cornet, and mini-trumpet – plus guitar from Roger Smith and violin from Nigel Coombes! This new issue of the material is from archival tapes that are far better ... read more CD

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Larry Stoneface StabbinsTranscendental ... CD
Noetic (UK), 2012. New Copy .... $22.99
Soaring spiritual jazz from Larry Stabbins – a reedman you might know from his recent Stonephace project for Tru Thoughts, or for his seminal work in the groups Weekend and Working Week! Yet the sound here is something else entirely – a righteous side of Larry's music we never would ... read more CD

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New Stahls Trio (Mattias Stahl)Jag Skulle Bara Ga Ut ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
Amazing vibes from Mattias Stahl and his trio – easily one of the most inventive players on his instrument in recent years – ringing out here with a sense of tone and timing that's simply superb! There's a modern edge to all these tracks that takes us back to Teddy Charles' vibes ... read more CD
Also available Jag Skulle Bara Ga Ut (2 x 10" LP) ... LP 24.99

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Jeremy SteigFlute Fever (LP sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/International Phonograph, 1963. New Copy Gatefold .... $18.99 21.98
Fantastic early work from flautist Jeremy Steig – a 60s quartet session for Columbia that came several years before the funky style of some of his later work – and a damn great record, with lots of soulful touches! Part of this has to do with the rhythm section of Ben Tucker on bass ... read more CD
(Great LP-styled gatefold cover – really beautifully done by International Phonograph!)

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Jeremy SteigHowlin For Judy ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy .... $6.99 11.98
Some of the funkiest work ever from flute player Jeremy Steig – cuts recorded at the same massive session, but originally issued on the albums Legwork and Wayfaring Stranger! In addition to Steig's fluid work on flute, the cuts also boast some amazing basslines from Eddie Gomez – ... read more CD

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Jeremy SteigWayfaring Stranger ... CD
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1970. New Copy .... $10.99 12.99
A mindblower from flute man Jeremy Steig – his only album ever for Blue Note – and quite possibly his best! There's a stripped-down feel here that beats even the rich soul of Steig's sets for Solid State – a brilliant pairing of Jeremy's choppy lines on flute with the soulful ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Jason SteinStory This Time ... CD
Delmark, 2011. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Brilliant work from Jason Stein – a Chicago player who's been making some mighty waves on the avant scene of late, and who really comes into his own with this album! Stein's part of the new generation of avant Chicagoans – players who have a strong knowledge of free jazz, but also opt ... read more CD
Also available Story This Time ... CD 8.99

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Stein & Mari's DaydreamStein & Mari's Daydream Community ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2012. New Copy .... $9.99
Moodier music than you might guess from the lush image on the cover – a really evocative mix of acoustic and electronic elements – filtered together in ways that lie somewhere between the world/jazz experiments of 70s Sweden, and some of the more creative moments at ECM! The music's ... read more CD

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Stevens/Rutherford/Parker GuyOne Four & Two Twos (4444 plus bonus tracks) ... CD
View/Emanem (UK), 1979/1980/1992. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
The title's a bit confusing, but it'll make a bit more sense once we get through telling you about all the great music on this CD! The core of the disc features the album 4444 – a 1978 London performance from the quartet of John Stevens on drums, Paul Rutherford on tormbone, Evan Parker on ... read more CD

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New Grant StewartLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99 14.99
A great tenorist, heard here in a wonderfully rich setting – a set of long, open tracks that really let Grant Stewart solo strongly – all with the special sort of energy that seems to take place in these Smalls Live recordings! Most numbers push up towards the 10 minute mark, leaving ... read more CD

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Sonny StittMr Bojangles ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $13.99
Sweet 70s work from Sonny Stitt – quite different than his bop years, but with a smooth funky finish that puts it in the same territory as CTI or Kudu Records in the 70s! Sonny's getting full backing here – arrangements by Don Sebesky, who crafts some elegant and slinky sounds for the ... read more CD

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Sonny StittSaxophone Supremacy ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Classic Sonny Stitt for Verve – one of those masterful albums he cut for the label in the 50s – all in a format that's misleadingly simple on paper, but surprisingly complex in execution! Stitt's backed by a trio that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on ... read more CD

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Sonny StittSaxophones Of Sonny Stitt ... CD
Roost (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $10.99
Magical Stitt work on Roost – an album of marked understatement, from the simple title, standard cover, and lack of session details on the back – all of which might make you think "oh yeah, heard this one before." But one drop of the needle opens the album up immediately ... read more CD

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Quincy Jones ... CD
Roost/EMI (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $15.99
Sonny Stitt plus the early genius of Quincy Jones – a really great combination that makes for a standout session on Roost! As you might guess with Quincy handling the arrangements, the gorup here is bigger than usual for Stitt – especially given that the bulk of his Roost sessions were ... read more CD

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Swings The Most ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
There's no argument from us – because Sonny Stitt really does swing the most – but even more than that, what really matters to us is his amazing sense of tone, timing, and execution! The album's a near perfect example of a saxophone master at his height – a set that features ... read more CD

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Sonny StittStitt Goes Latin ... CD
Roost (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... $15.99
Sonny Stitt goes Latin – and the results are tremendous! The set's still got all the soulful feel of the best Stitt sessions for Roost, but it brings in some nice Latin rhythms too – inflecting things with that blend of soul jazz and congas you might find over at Prestige or Blue Note, ... read more CD

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New Stone AllianceStone Alliance (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $19.99
An amazing little group – and one of the real standouts in indie jazz during the 70s! Stone Alliance are a killer power trio made up of players who'd previously worked for Elvin Jones – and all three of them have inherited a frenzied sense of rhythm from Jones – and that great ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Nobu Stowe/Lee PembletonHommage An Klaus Kinski ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 2007. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
"Total improvisation on sonic canvas" from the team of pianist Nobu Stowe and sound designer Lee Pembleton – joined on the set by Perry Robinson on clarinet and micro ocarina, Blaise Siwula on tenor and alto clarinet, John McLellan on drums, and Ross Bonadonna on bass clarinet, alto ... read more CD

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Donald Alexander Strachan & The Freedom EnsembleSoul Translation – A Spiritual Suite ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy .... $21.99
A beautiful little record – and one that definitely earns the "suite" distinction in the title – given the thoughtful longform approach of the set! The album's got a more composed feel than other spiritual jazz sessions of the time – not in a stiff way, but in a style ... read more CD

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Bertil StrandbergCirrus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arac/Creole Stream (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $24.99
A hip Swedish jazz set from the early 70s – a set of warmly soulful numbers from the quintet of trombonist Bertil Strandberg – a player with some strong modal sensibilities! The group here features tenor, piano, bass, and drums – in addition to Bertil's trombone – and the ... read more CD
(Great new version – with much better mastering!)

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String Trio Of New YorkFirst String ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
A string trio, but one with a sound that's way more than you might expect – neither a staid style from classical forms, nor a gimmicky approach to jazz without horns or drums – and instead, a really open, free sort of sound – just what we'd expect from a group that features work ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Idrees Sulieman, Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne & OtherRoots ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $22.99
A great little Pretige blowing session album – featuring long long tracks, played by 2 groups of different players, both led by trumpeter Idrees Sulieman! Side one features the track "Roots" – a great laidback groover played by a sextet that include Sulieman on trumpet, ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
 
 



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