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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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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.)
Also available Wayfaring Stranger ... LP 9.99

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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
Also available Stein & Mari's Daydream Community ... CD 2.99

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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 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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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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John SurmanHow Many Clouds Can You See? ... CD
Deram/Vocalion (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $16.99
A near-perfect album from the great John Surman – recorded at the crossroads of the British jazz scene as it stepped into the 70s, and done with a fullness and focus that Surman hardly matched again! As with some of the other Deram sessions of the time, the album's overflowing with great ... read more CD

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New John SurmanRainbow Band Sessions ... CD
Losen (Norway), 2011. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
Some of the most upbeat, tuneful music we've ever heard from reedman John Surman – a set that has the longtime great working with an ensemble of Norwegian players, in this wonderfully vivid, colorful mode! Surman's still got plenty of edge on his baritone and soprano sax solos – but he' ... read more CD

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Isao SuzukiAko's Dream (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $28.99
One of the wonderfully creative 70s sets from Japanese stringman Isao Suzuki – an artist who also plays bass, but who works here on jazz cello – for a very unusual approach! The set has Suzuki's work on the light strings matched in a combo with lead guitar from Kazumi Watanabe – ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Isao SuzukiBlow Up (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $28.99
A really great little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – a rare player who goes way way past traditional modes of his chosen instrument, into richly creative territory that rivals the 70s experiments of Ron Carter! Like Carter, Suzuki's never content to just let the bass be a source in ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Isao SuzukiBlue City (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $28.99
A wonderful little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – one that has him playing both acoustic bass and cello, mixing up the instrumentation in a really cool way! Suzuki was really one of the most inventive bassists of his generation of Japanese jazz – able to shift styles and ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Isao Suzuki Quartet + 2Orang-utan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $28.99
A very compelling set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – one that draws on the electric traditions being forged at the time by artists like Miles and Joe Henderson – but which is also graced by the warm lyricism that was running through other Japanese jazz sessions of the 70s! Suzuki ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Isao Suzuki TrioBlack Orpheus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $28.99
A beautifully spare session from the mid 70s – one that features bass and cello from Isao Suzuki – stretching out here in a sound that's totally unique! The trio's a great one – with Donald Bailey on drums and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD.)

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Masayuki TakayanagiGinparis Session (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... $28.99
Rare early 60s recordings from the Japanese scene – issued here in a 70s album on Three Blind Mice, and with a depth and complexity that's a fair bit like some of the more modern work on that label! The tracks here are all quite long – and feature interplay between the bass and drums ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Masayuki Takayanagi & New Direction For The ArtsFree Form Suite (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $28.99
A really compelling set from this important Japanese group of the 70s – a quartet headed up by guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi – but which features a very complex balance of work from all the individual members! The set initially begins with a traditional vibe, but then seems to step out ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Tom TallistchRide ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
The album's a heck of a great ride with tenorist Tom Tallitsch – a player who's stepped in traditional tones and phrasing, but who can also push things forward with his own personal agenda as well! Tallitsch has a really old school depth to his instrument – a quality that reminds us a ... read more CD

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New Horace TapscottDial B For Barbra ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A great group recording from pianist Horace Tapscott – recorded in LA in the early 80s, but done with all the righteousness and spirituality of his earlier albums! Tracks are long and exploratory, but also relatively lyrical too – stretching out with a style that's never too "outsi ... read more CD

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Horace TapscottLighthouse 79 – Vol 2 ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy .... $9.99
A second unearthed gem from pianist Horace Tapscott at the Lighthouse club in 1979 – very sharp stuff featuring a solid group of Nimbus players! Volume 2 was recorded on October 11, appropriately the night after the set featured on Lighthouse 79 Vol 1, with Tapscott leading the way, and ... read more CD
(Comes in a slim cardboard sleeve.)

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Horace TapscottLive At Lobero Vol 1 (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nimbus, 1981. New Copy .... $9.99
A surprisingly strong trio session from Horace Tapscott – recorded in Santa Barbara in 1981, with a group that features Sonship on percussion and the great Roberto Miranda on bass! Miranda's tone is round and warm, and brings out some of the most soulful sides of Tapscott's playing – ... read more CD

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Horace TapscottTapscott Sessions Vol 8 ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy .... $9.99
Beautiful solo piano work from Horace Tapscott – a real contrast to his larger group recordings from the LA scene! The session features Horace playing in a contemplative and moody style – working through deeply personal readings of Mal Waldron's "Fire Waltz", Randy Weston's ... read more CD

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Horace TapscottTapscott Sessions Vol 9 ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy .... $9.99
Moody genius from the great Horace Tapscott – a solo piano session from 1983, but one that's played with all the pride and power of his larger group recordings! The tunes are a mixture of familiar jazz standards and Tapscott originals – taken in readings that are spare and thoughtful, ... read more CD

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Horace TapscottTapscott Sessions Volume 10 ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy .... $9.99
This installment in the Tapscott Sessions series features nearly all original work by Horace – hauntingly introspective compositions performed on solo piano, with a sense of creative exploration that's incredibly powerful, despite the lack of other instrumentation on the set. Horace is in an ... read more CD

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New Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraCall ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy .... $9.99
Large-group genius from the legendary Horace Tapscott – one of the few recordings of his groundbreaking Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! The music here is totally righteous right from the start – even more searching and soaring than Tapscott's trio or solo work – thanks to help from ... read more CD

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New Horace Tapscott w/ Pan Afrikan People's ArkestraLive At IUCC (2CD set) ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy 2CDs .... $15.99 24.99
An excellent double-length set from Horace Tapscott's Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – an extremely righteous ensemble that was one of the hippest things going on the LA jazz scene of the 70s! The vibe is free and spiritual, but it also has a wonderful groove pulsating underneath many of the ... read more CD

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Horace Tapscott/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraFlight 17 ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy .... $9.99
One of the best Horace Tapscott albums on Nimbus – and one that features him playing with the Pan-African Peoples Arkestra, who give the session a much fuller feel than some of Horace's other sparer sets. The group's made up of some strong hip players from the LA underground – and in a ... read more CD

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Art TatumArt Tatum Solo Masterpieces Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, Early 50s. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
Legendary recordings from the mighty Art Tatum – captured here in some late night studio sessions from early 50s LA – produced with just the right sort of laidback vibe by a young Norman Granz! Tatum could really shine the most in a setting like this – open, yet still very ... read more CD

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Art TaylorTaylor's Tenors ... CD
Prestige/New Jazz (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $22.99
Art Taylor's a drummer, but he gladly gives center stage here to the tenors – a great pairing of Frank Foster and Charlie Rouse, both of whom hit some of their hardest notes of the 50s on this date! The album's got a tighter quality than some of the more open-ended blowing session dates of ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Billy TaylorBilly Taylor Trio At Town Hall ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $22.99
A pretty great live set by Billy Taylor and his early trio with Earl May on bass and Percy Brice on drums – recorded at Town Hall in 1954! Taylor is actually pretty darn amazing on the set – very much the virtuoso, playing with an incredible range and an almost modern approach to the ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Cecil TaylorAir Above Mountains ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1976. New Copy .... $11.99
Freewheeling Cecil – in his best 70s mode – recorded live in Austria in 1976, playing beautifully on a Bosendorfer Grand piano! Taylor works wonders with the instrument – giving it a pyrotechnic workout during the extended performance on the set. The album features one long ... read more CD

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John TchicaiTimo's Message ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1987. New Copy .... $12.99
A great set of tracks from John Tchicai – recorded with the raw energy of his best 60s work, and done with a two-bass lineup that's totally great – an approach that propels the music into some bold new territory! The line-up features Tchicai on both tenor and alto saxes – working ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Jack TeagardenJack Teagarden – Jazz Great ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $13.99
The album definitely lives up to the title, and features the mighty Jack Teagarden in a number of small group settings – all with a straight ahead punch that gets away from some of the gimmicks of his other 50s sessions! Teagarden's trombone is still one of the sharpest instruments of his ... read more CD

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Richard TeeStrokin'/Natural Ingredients ... CD
Tappan Zee/Robinsongs (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of gems from keyboardist Richard Tee – back to back on a single CD! Strokin is filled with sweet electric keys from the great Richard Tee – and was originally issued on Bob James' classic Tappan Zee imprint! Tee was one of the 70s best studio keyboard players – and his ... read more CD

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Tee & CompanySpanish Flower (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $28.99
Richly layered sounds from this wonderfully sensitive group – an ensemble from 70s Japan who really seem to find the best sort of way to allow each individual a special role in the music, while still also moving forward strongly as a group! As with other albums by the combo, the ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Clark TerryEverything's Mellow/Plays The Jazz Version Of All American ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Germany), 1961/1962. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of overlooked gems from trumpeter Clark Terry – back to back on a single CD! On Everything's Mellow, things are mellow indeed – and that fact makes the record one of Terry's greatest from the 60s! The obscure session features Clark blowing in the laidback style of Prestige's ... read more CD

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Clark TerrySerenade To A Bus Seat (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Riverside, 1957. New Copy .... $5.99 11.98
A great early date as a leader from trumpeter Clark Terry – one cut during the stretch when he was keeping company with players like Thelonious Monk and Johnny Griffin! The latter player is a key member of Terry's group here – as Johnny's tenor adds a nice sharp edge to Clark's trumpet ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Clark Terry & Red MitchellJive At Five ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1990. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the hippest records ever cut by Clark Terry – a spare set of duets with bassist Red Mitchell – all in a mode that's really quite unique! We can't think of too many other trumpet/bass duet albums – especially in a straight jazz mode – and Red further adds to the sound ... read more CD

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Bob Thiele EmergencyHead Start (with bonus track) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $11.99
A wild little record – one that was issued under the name of Flying Dutchman label headman Bob Thiele – but which actually features work from some of the grooviest artists on the label at the time – including Tom Scott, Ornette Coleman, Jon Appleton, John Carter, Horace Tapscott, ... read more CD

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Toots ThielemansSoul Of Toots Thielemans ... CD
Hanover/Signature (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $15.99
One of the strongest jazz albums we've ever heard from Toots Thielemans – and one of the straightest, too! The session has a no-gimmicks, straight-ahead approach that features Toots grooving on guitar and harmonica in small combo format – working with the Ray Bryant trio, and coming up ... read more CD

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Thing (Gustafsson/Flaten/Nilssen-Love)Boot ... CD
Thing (Sweden), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Brilliant work from the Thing – the first album on their own label, and maybe the most powerful set we've heard from them to date! The trio is an outlet for some of the fiercest sounds from this all-star lineup – a group that features Mats Gustafsson on tenor, soprano, baritone, and ... read more CD
Also available Boot ... LP 22.99

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Carei Thomas Feel Free EnsembleMining Our Own Bid'ness ... CD
Roaratorio, 2000. New Copy Gatefold .... $6.99
A wonderful dawn of the millenium set of recordings by jazz pianist Carei Thomas's Feel Free Ensemble – who gigged around Chicago in the 60s with Sun Ra and other legends before settling north in Minneapolis by the time of the early 70s! The titles here cover a lot of stylistic territory, ... read more CD

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Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $28.99
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played ... read more CD

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Lucky ThompsonJazz In Paris – Modern Jazz Group ... CD
Universal (France), 1956. New Copy .... $9.99 11.99
Some of Lucky Thompson's rarest work from the 50s – and some of his best! The American tenorist is working here in two different French groups – one a quintet with Henri Renaud on piano, the other a tentet with the core quartet of Renaud, plus some additional local horn players. ... read more CD

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Henry ThreadgillWhen Was That? ... CD
About Time, 1982. New Copy .... $11.99 14.99
One of the most beautiful, lyrical albums we've ever heard from Henry Threadgill – a set that still has all the sharp edges you might know from his other work, but which also comes across with a slightly more sensitive sound as well! The compositions are beautiful – really well-written ... read more CD
Also available When Was That? ... LP 7.99

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Three SoundsColdwater Flat ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $19.99
A brilliant pairing of the Three Sounds trio with the larger arrangements of reedman Oliver Nelson – easily one of the most soulful bandleaders of the 60s, and a talent who really helps open up the trio's groove! The piano of Gene Harris is nice and sharp – played with a soulful sock ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Bobby TimmonsSweet & Soulful Sounds/Born To Be Blue ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Germany), 1962/1963. New Copy .... $13.99
Pure piano magic from Bobby Timmons – a pair of great albums from his years at Riverside Records! First up is Sweet & Soulful Sounds – a wonderful mellow trio session from Bobby – done with a spare, relaxed approach that's a nice contrast to the recordings he was making for ... read more CD
Also available Sweet & Soulful Sounds ... CD 6.99

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Keith TippettFrom Granite To Wind ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2011. New Copy .... $14.99
A blistering recent set from Brit jazz legend Keith Tippett – proof that his powers are still strong after all these years! The cover and title look a bit new-agey, but the album's got a very avant sound – a free improvisation that runs for almost 50 minutes – featuring a large ... read more CD

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Cal TjaderAgua Dulce ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $11.99
One of our favorite Cal Tjader albums ever – and one of the first to have his vibes working alongside Fender Rhodes! The record's a surprising little set from the start of the 70s – one that almost has Cal picking up some of the New York sounds of a few years before, then mixing them ... read more CD

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New Cal TjaderMambo Sangria – Cal Tjader Plugs In/Solar Heat ... CD
Skye/Fabulous (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $5.99
2 totally great Cal Tjader electric albums – both recorded originally for the Skye label, and back to back on one CD! Cal Tjader Plugs In is a beautifully plugged-in, turned-on session from Cal Tjader – one that features the funky vibist alongside some sweet Fender Rhodes! The session ... read more CD

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Hidefumi TokiToki (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $28.99
Deeply personal work from Japanese saxophonist Hidefumi Toki – a player who manages accomplish a great deal in a fairly stripped down setting – filling spare space with gentle notes on alto and soprano sax, often delivered with a nicely raspy tone! The group here is a quartet – ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Charles TolliverCharles Tolliver Big Band – Mosaic Select (Music Inc/Impact/previously unreleased) ... CD
Mosaic, 1970/1975/1979. New Copy 3CD .... $44.99
Early and mid 70s big band masterpieces from Charles Tolliver for Strata East – plus a brilliant batch of German recordings from 1979 with Hamburg's great NDR group that was never legitimately issued before now – in an amazing 3CD set from Mosaic! Disc One features the classic Impact ... read more CD
(Limited to 5000 copies.)

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Charles TolliverImpact (Enja) (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1972. New Copy .... $12.99 14.99
Don't confuse this one with Charles Tolliver's album on Strata East of the same name – because this session's a completely different one for Enja, but equally great! The group here is a quartet – not Tolliver's usual Music Inc lineup, but a combo that features Alvin Queen on drums, Ron ... read more CD

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Tommasi TrioZamboni 22 ... CD
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1960. New Copy .... $15.99
Heavily grooving Italian jazz from 1960 – featuring the piano of Amedo Tommasi, and the twin-horn team of Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa! Santucci plays trumpet and Scoppa plays tenor, and together, the pair were one of the tightest front lines working south of the Alps. We've stocked sets ... read more CD

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Kevin Toney 3New American Suite ... CD
KT, 2012. New Copy .... $9.99 15.98
The first album from The Kevin Toney 3 – headed by the piano player and one-time leader of the legendary Blackbyrds – and it's a nicely melodic set of soulful trio jazz! There's a warm, affectionate vibe throughout, and it's played by skillful veterans with genuine passion. Toney ... read more CD

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New Ralph Towner/John AbercrombieFive Years Later ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1981. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Two players with a very spacious sense of sound – coming together here in an all-guitar album that mixes both electric and acoustic tones! The pairing is perfectly captured by the ECM production style – an approach that lets each note ring out with a great sense of presence, and blend ... read more CD
Also available Five Years Later (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Trombone ShortySay That To Say This ... CD
Verve, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
This is the sound we've been waiting to hear from Trombone Shorty all these years – a really tight blend of funk, soul, and jazz – served up here with way more punch than we've ever heard before! Raphael Saadiq is at the helm – co-producing the record with Shorty – and the ... read more CD
Also available Say That To Say This ... CD 8.99

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Lorenzo TucciSweet Revelation ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2012. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the hardest-hitting albums we've ever heard from Italian drummer Lorenzo Tucci – a set that's got some especially smoking tenor from Daniele Scannapieco of the High Five Quintet! Daniele's sound is proud and bold right from the start – working with a soulful, 60s sort of energy ... read more CD

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Lorenzo Tucci & Luca MannutzaLunar ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2012. New Copy .... $18.99
Pretty great work from the team of Lorenzo Tucci and Lucxa Mannutza – two artists we normally associate with much straighter jazz material, but who really take off here together! The format is still definitely jazz, but the energy is quite free a times – just drums and effects from ... read more CD

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Steve TurreBones Of Art ... CD
High Note, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
A really wonderful sound from trombonist Steve Turre – a set that unleashes a very hip three-trombone style in the lead, served up by a host of players who previously worked with Art Blakey! The set's way more than the usual Blakey tribute album – not just because the tunes are all ... read more CD

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Stanley TurrentineAlways Something There ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $19.99
Groovy Stanley Turrentine – blowing soulfully over larger arrangements by Thad Jones – swinging and lively, with a mod 60s pop feel that makes the album quite different than most of Turrentine's other work for Blue Note! The approach is one that we should hate, given how much we love ... read more CD
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Stanley TurrentineAnother Story ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the last great acoustic sessions before Stanley Turrentine's big electric run of the 70s – a laidback, open-ended session that really paves the way for the energy of his records on CTI – even though none of the players is plugging in at all! The tracks are all nice and long, ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Stanley TurrentineCherry ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the best CTI albums from the early 70s – and one of Stanley Turrentine's funkiest records as well! The album's got a sharper edge than most other Turrentine albums of the time – a quality that goes beyond Stan's already soulful approach to the tenor, and which brings in some ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Stanley TurrentineEasy Walker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $18.99
An album of subtle genius and stellar soul from the great Stanley Turrentine – an over looked quartet date that plays with the sharper edge of some of his earlier work for Blue Note, but which also shows the growing sense of color and tone he'd picked up during the 60s! The group here is ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Stanley TurrentineLook Of Love ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $18.99
Stanley Turrentine's a hell of a soloist in a large ensemble setting – and there's possibly no better place to hear that talent at work than on this classic 60s date for Blue Note! The format's a bit different than other Turrentine records of the time – no small group romping, nor ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Charles TylerEastern Man Alone ... CD
ESP, 1967. New Copy .... $8.99 15.99
An incredible album by avant saxophonist Charles Tyler – and one of his most unique albums ever! Tyler's playing here in a wild setting – alto sax mixed with three stringed instruments, one cello and two basses – which makes for a very unusual sound. The album's got a deep, dark ... read more CD

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McCoy TynerExpansions ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $18.99
A really mindblowing session from McCoy Tyner – perfectly titled "Expansions" to showcase the change in his style at the time! The record is one of Tyner's first larger group efforts – and is a brilliant example of the expansion of his talents in the post-Coltrane years ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Takao UematsuDebut ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $28.99
A great debut from Japanese tenorist Takao Uematsu – a player who blows here with a wonderful sense of tone right from the start – almost an inherent sense of spiritualism that he still manages bring to tunes with a straight ahead swing! The approach is a bit like Archie Shepp in that ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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New Matt UleryWake An Echo ... CD
Greenleaf, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $9.99 14.98
Really great stuff from bassist Matt Ulery – a player with an imagination as rich as his sound, and an artist who's really becoming a force on the scene here in Chicago! Matt works here in that mix of arrangements and freedom used by some of his contemporaries on the left side of the scene ... read more CD

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Piero UmilianiOde To Duke Ellington ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1962/1963/1974. New Copy .... $9.99
Sounds sleepy – but it's totally groovy!! The mad talents of Italian soundtrack genius Piero Umiliani are turned towards his love of Duke Ellington – and the result is an incredibly groovy batch of tracks that mix up jazz, electronics, and plenty of great keyboards! The bulk of the ... read more CD

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Michal UrbaniakFusion III ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy .... $10.99 11.99
Michal Urbaniak's third Fusion set for Columbia – very fittingly titled, considering what a huge influence his playing had on the genre! The album's a very tight batch of groovers – soaring and spacious, but never overindulgent – sometimes featuring scatting vocals by wife ... read more CD

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Louis Van DykeNightwings ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... $13.99
A really wonderful pianist with an incredible sense of lyricism and timing – yet one who's often sadly overlooked on our side of the Atlantic! This album's a great place to start with Louis Van Dyke – a way to hear his simple, elegant way with a tune – always informed with a ... read more CD

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Louis Van DykeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $13.99
Dutch pianist Louis Van Dyke has an amazing touch on the keys of the piano – one that's often very slow, and very spacious – so that each new note feels like a greatly-considered moment, even while the whole tune itself has a really strong sense of flow! Van Dyke pushes even farther ... read more CD

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Fred Van Hove & Shih-Yang LeeGalactic Alignment – Piano Duo Improvisation Live in Taipei 2012 (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 2012. New Copy CD & DVD .... $39.99
Heavy sounds from two mighty talents on the piano – overlooked Taiwanese pianist Shih Yang Lee, and the legendary Fred Van Hove – noted for his famous work on FMP! The package is great – as it features a CD and DVD in a hardcover with a great book in the middle – notes in ... read more CD
(DVD is NTSC coded.)

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Niels Vincentz/Cameron Brown/Billy Hart/Tom HarrelIs That So? ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2014. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
A wonderful follow-up to the previous trio album that tenorist Niels Vincentz cut with bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Billy Hart – and a record that also adds in the wonderful voice of Tom Harrell on trumpet! The quartet have this cool, compressed vibe that's right up there with Harrell's ... read more CD

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Will VinsonLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99 14.99
A great showcase for the mighty talents of alto saxophonist Will Vinson – who blows these beautiful long solos here in a sharp live setting! The album's got a great sense of personality – individual musicians who each have a strong voice of their own, coming together under Vinson's ... read more CD

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Mal WaldronHard Talk ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1974. New Copy .... $11.99
Hard talk, and lots of heavy sounds from the great Mal Waldron – heard here in a set that may well be one of his greatest moments of the 70s! The album's a key illustration of Waldron's power on the European scene of the time – and it's noteworthy not just for Mal's bold vision as a ... read more CD

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Mal WaldronMal 3 – Sounds ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $22.99
A really wonderful album from Mal Waldron – quite different than most of his other records from the 50s, and done with a righteous undercurrent that almost points the way towards the Strata East generation of the 70s! The set's one of Mal's few 50s albums as a leader to feature horns ... read more CD
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Mal Waldron & Christian BurchardInto The Light ... CD
Materiali Sonori (Italy), 1990. New Copy .... $15.99
One of the edgiest recordings we've ever heard from pianist Mal Waldron – a really compelling set of duets with vibes player Christian Burchard – augmented by a few tracks from a larger quartet as well! Burchard's style is very sharp and bold – in the same spirit of, but even ... read more CD

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George WallingtonNew York Scene ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $22.99
George Wallington's New York Scene is a very sharp one – touched by the fire of George's earliest bop influences, but expanded out here with a nice degree of late 50s modernism! The group has a drum-tight performance throughout – with Phil Woods on alto and Donald Byrd on trumpet ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jack WalrathTo Hellas & Back ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2013. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
Some of the most compelling music we've heard in years from trumpeter Jack Walrath – and a stunning set of original compositions dedicated to the music and people of Greece! The style's not exactly the Hellenic outing you might guess from the title – as the music is definitely American ... read more CD

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Cedar WaltonAnimation/Soundscapes ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy .... $16.99
A long-overdue reissue – both of Cedar Walton's fusion albums for Columbia – back to back on a single CD! Animation is one of Cedar Walton's mid 70s funky jazz efforts – acoustic keys often traded for electric piano, grooving with a funky bigger band, almost in a Ramsey Lewis ... read more CD

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Grover Washington JrAll My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/Breath Of Heaven ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1994/1996/1997. New Copy 3CDs .... $19.99
A trio of 90s albums from Grover Washington! All My Tomorrows is an overlooked gem from reedman Grover – recorded in his later years, but a set that's actually got more of an acoustic style overall – one that goes back to the roots farther than any of Grover's fusion records! ... read more CD

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Grover Washington JrStrawberry Moon/Then & Now/Time Out Of Mind ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1987/1988/1989. New Copy 2CD .... $16.99
Grover Washington Jr's first few albums for Columbia – Strawberry Moon, Then & Now and Time Out Of Mind – together in a 2CD set! Strawberry Moon has a number of laidback groovers, with some solid Washington originals such as the title track and some sweet covers. BB King plays and ... read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeCome Today ... CD
Victor/Red River, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
Excellent small group work from Sadao Watanabe – easily one of the best Japanese reed players of the past 50 years – still sounding great here on a recent acoustic session! Watanabe plays alto throughout – a definite preferred horn of late – and stretches out in these ... read more CD
 
 



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