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Stephane Grappelli & Stuff SmithJazz In Paris – Stuff & Steff ... CD
Universal (France), 1965. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
The legendary meeting of two of the greatest jazz violinists ever! Stephane Grappelli was one of the best-recorded European jazz artists by the time of this 1965 album – and here, he gets the chance to play with Stuff Smith, an American talent on the instrument who was decidedly less well-kno ... read more CD

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Bennie GreenBennie Green Blows His Horn ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $22.99
Bennie Green blows his horn – and really blows us away in the process! Green emerges here as one of the most biting trombonists of the postwar years – a player who can handle his instrument with a deftness usually heard more on a trumpet – a sense of phrasing that's incredibly ... read more CD
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Grant GreenFirst Session ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
Grant Green's first-ever session as a leader – recorded by Blue Note in 1960, and not issued until now! The set features Green's guitar playing in a piano quartet, with rhythm by Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – about as fine a backing trio as Green could hope to ... read more CD
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New Grant GreenGooden's Corner (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
A seminal set of work from guitarist Grant Green – and one of his famous quartet outings with the great Sonny Clark on piano! These sessions have gone onto become the stuff of legend – argued by some as Green's finest moments at Blue Note – yet oddly, the label didn't issue most ... read more CD
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Grant GreenLatin Bit (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A wicked session by Grant Green – one that's very different than any of his other Blue Note records! Here, Grant's going for a "Latin bit" – adding in a trio of percussionists to spice up the groove with a bit of bossa rhythms, and some harder jamming styles that feel a lot ... read more CD

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New Grant GreenOleo (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
Sublime guitar work from the great Grant Green – working here in a setting that's a lot more understated than some of his other early material for Blue Note! The date's one of Green's classic outings with pianist Sonny Clark – material that allows both players to explore a more ... read more CD
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Chris Greene QuartetGroup Effort ... CD
Single Malt, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
A cooking group effort from the Chris Greene Quartet – a great Chicago combo we've watched grow tremendously with each previous release – stepping out here in their first-ever live recording! Greene's got a soulfully sophisticated approach to his saxes that really belies his Windy City ... read more CD

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Chris Greene QuartetMusic Appreciation ... CD
Single Malt, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
A double-length set from Chicago tenorist Chris Greene – but a package that may well not be enough to hold all the new ideas in his music! We've really watched Chris grow strongly over the past few years – and with this wonderfully well-crafted, rich-voiced album, he steps forward to a ... read more CD

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Jimmy Greene QuartetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Jimmy Greene really knocks it out of the park with this cooking live set – showing us again that he's definitely a tenor talent to watch – one with a depth of soulfulness that stretches back to some of the more righteous players of the 60s, but with a contemporary vibe too – one ... read more CD

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Gregory James EditionProphets Of Soul (with bonus track) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
Massively mellow funk – played by a cool Chicago trio that's heavy on the electric keys! The group's led by the team of keyboardist Gregory Bibb and guitarist James Norris – with the former working through a set of tasty keys that include Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and farfisa! Rhythms ... read more CD

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Steve GrossmanSome Shapes To Come (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Beautifully choppy jazz from Steve Grossman and his legendary 70s comrades Gene Perla and Don Alias – one of the heaviest hitting American combos of the time! The trio have a tight fusion sound that's as full-on as it is funky – and Grossman blows some amazing work on tenor and soprano ... read more CD
Also available Some Shapes To Come (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99

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Vince GuaraldiBoy Named Charlie Brown – Original TV Soundtrack (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fantasy, 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Vince Guaraldi's wonderful music for the first-ever cartoon to feature the Peanuts characters in animated form – a sublime batch of jazz instrumentals that forever changed the face of music in shows of this nature! Vince steps out with an amazing sound right from the start – even ... read more CD

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent ... read more CD

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Mats Gustafsson & Nu-EnsemblenHidros One – For Nine Improvisers, Tape, & Conductor ... CD
Caprice (Sweden), 1997. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A wonderful larger-concept piece from reedman Mats Gustafsson – and an important recording that really stands to only complement some of his freer, looser work of the time! The set's got a vibe that's similar to some of the best mixed composition/improvisation works of the 90s – put ... read more CD

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Barry GuyAmphi/Radio Rondo ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Two great large group works from bassist Barry Guy – both with the sort of individual qualities we love in his music with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra! The players here are from a wider range of European sources, and all work together as a whole, but get plenty of space for personal ... read more CD

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Joe Haider TrioMoment In Montreux (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sound Hills (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $34.99
A great little record from a pianist we haven't heard in years – but who still really warms our ears with his music! Joe Haider is a name we know from key sessions for the Ego Records label at the end of the 70s – and he's working here with frequent partner from those albums, bassist ... read more CD

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Noah HaiduMomentum ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Beautiful tones from pianist Noah Haidu – a player whose got a really magical approach to the keys! Noah finds a way to make each note ring out with great power – yet also has them all flowing together wonderfully – in these long-spiralling lines that carry lots of modal energy ... read more CD

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Chico HamiltonPeregrinations ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One more amazing chapter in the mighty development of drummer Chico Hamilton – a killer 70s session for Blue Note – and a record that goes way beyond his earlier experiments of the 50s, modal grooves of the 60s, and funk work for the Flying Dutchman label! The style here is fusion, but ... read more CD

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Scott HamiltonLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Tenorist Scott Hamilton has made countless great records for other labels over the decades, but he sounds especially nice in this debut for the Live At Smalls series – a setting that really lets him open up, take off, and craft some wonderfully extended solos! Hamilton's a creative talent in ... read more CD

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New Scott HamiltonSwinging Young Scott (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Famous Door/Progressive, 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the earliest albums as a leader from tenorist Scott Hamilton – definitely the young talent promised in the title, but already one with a very traditional sense of tone and timing! Hamilton's horn takes the lead, but gets strong support from Warren Vache on trumpet – whose well-cr ... read more CD

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Johnny HammondGambler's Life ... CD
Salvation/Expansion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing bit of jazz funk from Johnny Hammond – and one of his greatest LPs! This is the first album that Johnny recorded with Larry Mizell, cut right before the pair of them went onto do the landmark Gears album. While this one never became as famous as Gears, it's got some fantastic ... read more CD

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Slide HamptonFabulous Slide Hampton Quartet ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A real treat – one of the few small group sessions ever recorded by Slide Hampton during the 60s! The session was cut in Paris, where Hampton had taken up residence at the end of the decade – and was done with an all-star group that features Joachim Kuhn on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted-P ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockDedication ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime sounds from the great Herbie Hancock – presented here in one of his amazing Japanese-only albums from the 70s! The record is a showcase for Hancock in two different modes – as Herbie plays solo acoustic piano on side one, and delivers these really haunting renditions of "Ma ... read more CD

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New Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockFlood (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Live mid 70s genius from Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters – one of Herbie's greatest records ever, and only ever issued in Japan! Herbie's playing in fine funky form with Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson, Mike Clark, and Bill Summers – and the record stands to this day some of the best ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD2.)
Also available Flood (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock Trio (1977) ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
An excellent Japanese-only album by Herbie – featuring all acoustic playing, recorded in San Francisco, in 1977 – in an incredible trio setting with Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums! Really, really wonderful stuff – right at home among many of Herbie's electric ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD2.)

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Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock Trio (1981) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
A brilliant Japanese-only album from Herbie – quite different than his US work at the time! Although the Herbie in America in 1981 was very heavily involved in electric keyboard work and more R&B-oriented styles of expression – this Japanese-recorded Herbie's an all-acoustic one, ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD2.)

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Herbie HancockMr Hands ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Herbie Hancock really earns his name in the title on this set – as he stretches out on a host of cool keyboards – all with a spacious, open style that's mighty nice! There's a gentle groove to the record, but still some of the more open qualities of Herbie's wilder electric records of ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockSunlight ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked little gem in Herbie Hancock's 70s catalog – and a sweet set of funky tunes that adds an R&B edge to the Headhunters sound! Herbie's playing a heck of a lot of keys on the set – from Arp to moog to Rhodes, and everything in between – but the album never gets too ... read more CD
Also available Sunlight ... CD 14.99

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Roland Hanna with George MrazSir Elf Plus 1 ... CD
Choice (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
A really great setting for pianist Roland Hanna – a player who always sparkles in a solo setting, but works here with just a bit of bass on the side! The record features duets between Hanna's piano and the bass of George Mraz – but most tracks feature Roland really leading things off, ... read more CD

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Kip HanrahanCoup De Tete ... CD
American Clave/Enja (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Kip Hanrahan's incredible albums for American Clave – sides that are beyond description, and which seemed to emerge out of nowhere, offering some of the few true cross-cultural experiments in jazz in the 80s that didn't sound like they were forced or prepackaged! Kip's got a strong ... read more CD

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Fareed HaqueTrance Hypothesis ... CD
Delmark, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Maybe the trippiest album we've ever heard from guitarist Fareed Haque – but you've probably already guessed that from the image on the cover! The set's filled with all the kind of cool sounds you'd expect – and is almost a throwback to the great run of jazz-meets Eastern-meets funk ... read more CD
Also available Trance Hypothesis ... CD 8.99

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Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & FlatsBig Band Congress ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
Nobuo Hara convenes the Sharps & Flats ensemble in this excellent set from the end of the 60s – a magnificent blend of tones and colors from the horns, all wrapped up in Hara's wicked sense of arranging! The group's got a groove that's really unique – not like American or European ... read more CD

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Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & FlatsPrelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
A very cool 70s set from this hip Japanese group – one that has them stretching out their style a bit, and taking on some bigger concepts in the process! The title cut features their big band reading of a famous theme from Debussy, but this is nicely balanced out by other tunes from sources ... read more CD

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Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats with Oliver NelsonOliver Nelson In Tokyo ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
Oliver Nelson makes a great appearance here with the Sharps & Flats group of Nobuo Hara – an excellent Japanese ensemble who are clearly inspired by Nelson's soulful arrangements of the 60s! Oliver's the reed soloist on the album, not the leader – and it's great to hear him getting ... read more CD

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Bob HardawayLou's Blues ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the only albums ever cut by tenorist Bob Hardaway – a young west coast player who really cooks on this obscure record for Bethlehem! Hardaway's tenor has a bit more bite than some other Bethlehem horns of the time – and the vibe is almost east coast at time – with a ... read more CD

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Rufus HarleyKing/Queens ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Rufus Harley's beautiful albums for Atlantic, and a record that shouldn't work at all – but it does, and does so wonderfully! Harley plays bagpipes throughout the album – but in a way that sounds nothing like any of the snoozy Scottish assumptions you may have about the ... read more CD

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Billy HarperIf Our Hearts Could Only See ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A recent recording by tenorist Billy Harper – but one that follows strongly in the tradition of his 70s classics recorded in Japan! Like those records, this one was done for the Japanese label DIW – and features Harper in a free sort of setting that really lets him unfold with ... read more CD

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Philip HarperSoulful Sin ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
'A much hipper record than you'd guess from its cheesy early 90s cover – an image that's almost a relic of the unfortunate time when jazz was trying to take on hip hop album art! Fortunately, Philip Harper's got a lot more depth than his photo – a rich quality that sparkles with the ... read more CD

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New Joe HarriottJoe Harriott Swings High ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic lost slice of work by one of the greatest modern jazz forces on the British jazz scene of the 60s – Jamaican-born saxophonist Joe Harriott, known for his groundbreaking avant jazz sessions and his experiments with Indian classical music! The sound here is quite different than ... read more CD

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Joe HarriottMovement/High Spirits ... CD
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Overlooked gems from this key reedman on the Brit modern scene of the 60s – two rare albums in a single package! First up is Movement – one of the most obscure albums recorded by Joe Harriott – leading light of the British avant scene in the 60s – and one of the best, too! ... read more CD

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Joe Harriott/John Mayer Double QuintetIndo-Jazz Fusions ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
The best of British modern jazz meets the world of post-colonial music on the London scene – and the result is a groundbreaking blend of cultural styles! Reedman Joe Harriott and his trumpeter Shake Keane both brought a fresh West Indian sensibility to the London scene in the 50s – and ... read more CD

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Billie HarrisI Want Some Water ... CD
Nimbus, 1979/1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A spiritual jazz classic from the hip LA scene of the late 70s – led by saxophonist Billie Harris, and featuring a group that includes Horace Tapscott on piano! We don't know much about Harris, but he's got a freewheeling spiritual sound that's very much in the Coltrane-inspired mode, yet ... read more CD

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Eddie HarrisHigh Voltage ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Mindblowing electric work from the great Eddie Harris – heard here on his famous late 60s combo that also features bass from the great Melvin Jackson! The music's got all the soulful currents of Eddie's earlier work, yet also takes on a trippier vibe too – since Harris plays an ... read more CD

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Eddie HarrisI Need Some Money ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice little funk album from Eddie – one that shouldn't work, but does nicely, thanks to a unique approach to the groove! Eddie's still playing plenty of electric sax on the set – and is going for a sound here that's equal parts soul jazz, modal groove, and down and dirty funk! The ... read more CD

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New Eddie HarrisInstant Death ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Damn great work from the amazing Eddie Harris – a record that's got a perfect blend of jazz and funk, but still holds onto more righteous elements too! Eddie's using his electric sax in a really great way – not as a gimmick at all, but as a way of linking both the soulful and ... read more CD

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Gene Harris3 Sounds/Gene Harris Of The Three Sounds ... CD
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A pair of killers from keyboardist Gene Harris – both recorded for Blue Note, and back to back on a single CD! First up is Gene Harris/The 3 Sounds – the last Three Sounds album for Blue Note – and the funkiest too – thanks to lots more electrification than usual, and some ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Gene HarrisAstral Signal ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A masterpiece from Gene Harris – an album that's probably been his biggest influence on the sound of soul in the 21st Century, and for good reason too! The set moves way beyond both Harris' acoustic piano roots in the Three Sounds, and his other electric sides of the 70s – into sublime ... read more CD

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New Wendell HarrisonMessage From The Tribe ... CD
Tribe, 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that ... read more CD

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Fritz HauserPieces For Percussion ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful ensemble work from drummer Fritz Hauser – a player whose recent music has gone far beyond jazz, with a mixture of compositional ideals and creative improvisation! This set features Hauser working with a larger percussion ensemble – really exploring his sense of texture and ... read more CD

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins All Stars ... CD
Prestige/Swingville/OJC, 1960. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
Not the sprawling session you'd usually get from a record with "all stars" in the title, and instead a tight small group record that features Coleman Hawkins at his later best! The setting is an outwardly trad one – recorded for the Swingville label with Joe Thomas on trumpet and ... read more CD

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Tubby HayesNight & Day ... CD
Candid (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
Pretty great work from Tubby Hayes – even if the sound quality is sometimes a bit "live"! Tubby's one of our favorite tenor players ever, and he really shines in this set of live recordings from the years 1963 to 1965 – cut when Tubby was really opening up his sound a lot, ... read more CD

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Roland Haynes2nd Wave ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
One of the heaviest keyboard albums you'll ever hope to find – a completely sublime session that not only features Fender Rhodes by pianist Roland Haynes, but also features additional keyboards from Kirk Lightsey – a double blend that really makes the record sparkle! The twin-keyboard ... read more CD

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HE3 ProjectChapter One ... CD
Family Groove, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing sounds from the SF scene of the 70s – previously unreleased work that really opens up a whole new chapter of jazz on the west coast! The HE3 Project is the brainchild of keyboardist Herman Ebertizsch – who plays lots of Fender Rhodes and moog on this sweet little record – ... read more CD
Also available Chapter One ... LP 22.99

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HE3 ProjectChapter Three ... CD
Family Groove, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
The coolest chapter so far in the long-lost story of the He3 Project – wonderfully spiritual jazz sounds from the San Francisco scene of the early 70s – recorded with a wicked blend of instrumentation and vocals, and a really cosmic sound overall! The music isn't just the usual ... read more CD

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Jimmy HeathTogetherness – Live At The Blue Note ... CD
JLP, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A hell of a great large group session from Jimmy Heath – filled with those special tones and colors we always love in his arrangements, and that special sort of soul that usually makes his bigger band records swing like most small combo dates! The album's one of the best we've heard from ... read more CD

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Joe HendersonAn Evening With Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, Al Foster ... CD
Red (Italy), 1987. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Spare, stretched-out work from tenorist Joe Henderson – one of his hippest recordings of the 80s, and a great live date recorded with just bass and drums for accompaniment! Henderson's horn is heard in great company with the bass of Charlie Haden and drums of Al Foster – both players ... read more CD

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Ian Hendrickson-SmithLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2008. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A great set from tenorist Ian Hendrickson Smith – a player you might know from his work with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings! Smith was in the Dap-Kings for a good part of the oughties, but has really opened up as a jazz musician too – and here, he really cooks in the wonderful ... read more CD

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Vincent HerringUptown Shuffle ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A strong, soulful set from alto saxophonist Vincent Herring – of the sort he always seemed to get on earlier recordings, but which he hardly ever hits this well these days! The album's got a no-nonsense quality that really brings out the best in Vincent's horn – with a rock-solid ... read more CD

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Billy HigginsSoweto ... CD
Red (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Wonderfully hip work from drummer Billy Higgins – a crucial session from the end of the 70s, and one that shows just how far he'd come since the decade before! Higgins has always been great, but here he works in the company of some key Eastern Rebellion musicians – Bob Berg on tenor ... read more CD

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Andrew HillLift Every Voice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
A rare and beautiful Andrew Hill session, and one of the classic Blue Note entries into the "jazz and voices" sound that the label pioneered with Donald Byrd and Eddie Gale. Hill leads a core jazz group that includes Woody Shaw on trumpet, Carlos Garnett on tenor, Richard Davis on bass, ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)
Also available Lift Every Voice ... LP 22.99

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Earl HinesFatha – The New Earl Hines Trio ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
The great Earl Hines, heard here in a really fresh setting for the 60s – a "new" trio that features Ahmed Abdul Malik on bass and Oliver Jackson on drums – both players whose modern energy really adds a lot to Hines' legendary work on piano! The meeting of generations is ... read more CD

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Earl HinesHere Comes Earl Fatha Hines ... CD
Contact/Sony (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Earl Hines has a very cool trio here – a unique group that features Richard Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – both younger modern players who provide a surprising match for his lead work on piano! Hines really seems to step up to the setting, and although his phrasing and tone ... read more CD

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Terumasa HinoHakuchuu No Shuugeki – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Toho/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $32.99
A rare soundtrack from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – and a set that's quite different than most of his albums of the time! There's still a strong jazz approach to the music – often with Teru's trumpet out in the lead – but the tunes are relatively sort, and often pretty darn ... read more CD

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Terumasa HinoTaro's Mood ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 14.99
One of the first great non-Japanese recordings by trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a smoking little live set from Germany, done at a time when Hino was working at the height of his youthful powers! The mode here is stretched out and open – never too outside, but very exploratory – in ... read more CD

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Terumasa Hino/Masabumi Kikuchi QuintetAcoustic Boogie ... CD
Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of Japanese jazz giants – sounding really wonderful here in a mid 90s session for the Somethin Else/Blue Note label! The set definitely lives up to its title – as both Hino and Kikuchi had played often in electric modes, but are heard here in a tight quintet that's very back to ... read more CD
(SHCD pressing.)

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Johnny HodgesHodge Podge ... CD
Epic (Japan), Late 30s. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent collection of early work recorded under Johnny Hodges' name in the early years – sessions from 1938 and 1939 that were originally issued on 78s, but presented here in a sweet 50s LP with a classic cover image from William Steig! The tracks are a great assortment of small group ... read more CD

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Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Collates (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1951/1952. New Copy ... $21.99
You know, we've never been sure what they mean by "collates" in the title of this one – but we're guessing the title was chosen because of the way Johnny blows sheets and sheets of sweet sound together on alto sax! The recordings are in an Ellington mode, but taken to a small group ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Collates No 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1951/1952. New Copy ... $21.99
The second 10" LP in Johnny's classic "collates" series for Verve – a hard-hitting batch of tracks that blows away any work he recorded with Ellington in earlier years! Johnny's at the head of the group – and the set offers an amazing focus on his alto sax lines – ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Barney BigardDuke's Men ... CD
Epic (Japan), Late 30s/1955. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent album that features late 30s recordings by some of Duke Ellington's most famous sidemen! The groups on most of these are fairly similar – mostly small group sessions from the larger Ellington outfit – pulled out in ways that give a strong focus on the solo talents of the ... read more CD

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Ari Hoenig PunkbopLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Forget the "punk" in the group's name, and just focus on the "bop" – as the quintet have a nicely angular sort of energy, one that's definitely modern, but which certainly owes a lot to the sharp changes of jazz generations gone by! The instrumentation really draws a lot ... read more CD

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David Holland & Barre PhillipsMusic From Two Basses ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
Landmark improvisations from two of the most important bassists in avant garde jazz – Dave Holland and Barre Phillips – two players each coming from two different scenes and styles, but working together here perfectly in a groundbreaking session of all-bass work! Holland plays a bit of ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Red HollowayBrother Red ... CD
Prestige, 1964. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Nice double-length CD that brings together tuff soul jazz tenor tracks culled from some mid 60s sessions that Red Holloway cut with Brother Jack McDuff. Some of the tracks appeared on the albums Cookin' Together and The Dynamic Jack McDuff, and the material is a mix of quartet sides and larger ... read more CD

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Richard Groove HolmesNew Groove (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $23.99
Funky funky Groove Holmes – one of his tightest albums ever! The set's a monumental batch of organ jazz groovers – recorded with some larger backings from Manny Albam, and a super-dope, super-funk sort of 70s feel that's really outta site! The tracks are lean and very rhythmically ... read more CD

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Richard Groove HolmesWorkin' On A Groovy Thing ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Groove Holmes and Gerald Wilson – a wonderful combination on this late 60s session – in a style that's everything great about mainstream LA jazz at the time! Wilson really has a way with the charts on the session – and although the group is large, they've got a lean, clean sound ... read more CD
Also available Workin' On A Groovy Thing ... LP 14.99

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Gilbert HolmstromTiden Ar Kort ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
A brilliant meeting of Swedish jazz generations – the older tenor modernist Gilbert Holmstrom, working here with a crack quartet of the best players on the mighty Moserobie label! Holmstrom's sound and style are vastly overlooked, but they burst forth freshly here with a really rich quality ... read more CD

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Kenyon HopkinsRooms In New York (Rooms/The Sound Of New York) ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $6.99
Late 50s jazzy recordings from Kenyon Hopkins – best known as a soundtrack composer, working some magic on the Rooms and Sound Of New York LPs – on a single CD! Rooms is one of those groovy late 50s pre-concept albums, with 10 pieces put together to portray moods via jazzy backing of ... read more CD

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Freddie HubbardMistral (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
An overlooked gem from Freddie Hubbard – a late fusion outing, done for the Japanese market at a time when most of his American work was returning to more acoustic modes! Freddie's trumpet sparkles brilliantly in the lead – hitting the same sort of soulful, stretching vibe as his best ... read more CD

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Freddie Hubbard & Woody ShawDouble Take ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $22.99
Tremendous trumpets from Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw – a real standout from the mid 80s revival years of Blue Note – and a perfect setting for both players! The tracks are long, but tight too – with just the right balance of solo voices from Hubbard and Shaw – and ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Double Take ... LP 11.99

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Bobbi HumphreyDig This! ... CD
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Bobbi HumphreyFlute-In ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
Early Blue Note work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey – a session cut before she hooked up with producer Larry Mizell, but one that's still got a righteously soulful vibe! The arrangements here are by Wade Marcus, but he still has the great idea of giving Bobbi a bit more expanded sound in ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Bobbi HumphreyFreestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Some of Bobbi Humphrey's greatest work of the post-Blue Note years – an album that's filled with soulful fusion tunes throughout, all with a great focus on her funky flute! Bobbi also sings a bit on the set, but in a way that's pretty darn great – wonderfully sweet at times, with a bit ... read more CD
Also available Freestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Stan Hunter & Sonny FortuneTrip On The Strip ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
A rare gem on 60s Prestige Records – and one of the earliest records to feature the incredible talents of reedman Sonny Fortune! Sonny burst into fame in the 70s as a spiritual player with a really freewheeling groove – but this late 60s date has Fortune in the company of Hammond ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Robert HurstBob Ya Head ... CD
Bebob, 2010. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Robert Hurst is way more than just a bassist – and over the years, he's developed into a hell of a leader who's got an ear for really reworking sounds way past the obvious! This set takes off strongly even from Robert's previous albums – and has a compelling mix of modes that sometimes ... read more CD
Also available Bob Ya Head ... CD 7.99

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Bobby HutchersonSan Francisco ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
Genius, pure genius! This album's possibly the most perfectly realized set from the team of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and Harold Land on reeds – a pair who work here with an electric bass player and a bit of electric piano (the latter from Joe Sample) – hitting territory that's ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)
Also available San Francisco ... LP 24.99

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Bobby Hutcherson/David Sanborn/Joey DeFrancescoEnjoy The View ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Bobby Hutcherson returns to Blue Note – on a set that's got a surprisingly fresh sound! The format's different both from Bobby's previous work for the label, and from his more recent albums on other imprints – in that it mixes his masterful vibes with Hammond from Joey DeFrancesco ... read more CD

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Abdullah IbrahimMukashi – Once Upon A Time ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
One of the most enigmatic albums we've ever heard from the legendary Abdullah Ibrahim – a set that not only features beautiful work on piano, but some flute and voice as well! The style is quite different than some of Ibrahim's better-known records – as the music has this really gentle ... read more CD

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Masaru ImadaNow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Subtle brilliance from Japanese pianist Masaru Imada – a record that bubbles beautifully with some spare and personal touches – sometimes slightly free, sometimes wonderfully melodic – always with a strong sense of vision and energy! The group here features Imada on acoustic ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Ethan Iverson, Albert Tootie Heath, & Ben StreetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
An amazing little record from a trio that features pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Ben Street, and drummer Albert Tootie Heath – way more than you'd expect from the outside, and proof again that these Live At Smalls albums are some incredible gems! Iverson's a player with a great sense of ... read more CD

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Vijay IyerMutations ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Vijay Iyer on ECM – a great new setting for one of the most-discussed pianists in recent years – and a chance for him to offer up some even more creative sides of his talents! The record still features Vijay playing piano with some of those blocky tones and rhythmic pulses that we love ... read more CD

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Chubby JacksonOoh What An Outfit – New York 1949 ... CD
Uptown, 1949. New Copy 2 CDs ... $20.99 24.98
A marvelous document of the power of bassist Chubby Jackson at his best – served up here in a double-length package of rare recordings from the end of the 40s! Chubby has a really unique place in jazz – a special space between bop and swing, where he was able to work with some of the ... read more CD

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Milt JacksonBig Bags – Milt Jackson Orchestra ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A sweet larger group session from vibist Milt Jackson – proof that he was really trying to stretch his wings, and get into new things during the 60s! The set's got Milt working with some great help from Tadd Dameron and Ernie Wilkins on larger group arrangements – nicely swinging ... read more CD

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Milt JacksonMilt Jackson Sings With The Enrico Intra Group (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Derby/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1964. New Copy ... $29.99
A rare Italian session from vibes genius Milt Jackson – and a set that features Milt on vocals instead of his usual instrument! The format here is really wonderful – and quite a change from what you might expect – as Milt's got this warm, raspy style of singing that's completely ... read more CD

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Illinois Jacquet & Leo ParkerToronto 1947 ... CD
Uptown, 1947. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A rare performance from two 40s giants of the saxophone – tenorist Illinois Jacquet and baritonist Leo Parker – coming together here in a live setting, with tracks that run a lot longer than most studio work from either player at the time! Given that Jacquet's horn is played at a ... read more CD

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Bent JaedigBent Jaedig Was Here – Live At Montmartre 1969 ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Never-heard work from tenorist Bent Jaedig – easily one of the most important figures on the Danish jazz scene in the 60s! Bent's working here in a loose, open style that's quite different from some of his more tightly arranged albums of the decade – a mode that's still got lots of ... read more CD

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Bob JamesAlone – Kaleidoscope By Solo Piano ... CD
Victor/Red River, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
A side of Bob James that we maybe never knew existed – a solo piano mode, but spun out here with all the fluid sensibility we love from Bob's Fender Rhodes days! The acoustic keys are filled with warmth and tone – and the playing here definitely shares James' traditional love of space ... read more CD

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New Bob JamesH/Sign Of The Times ... CD
Tappan Zee/Robinsongs (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Early 80s Bob James back to back – two very big albums on a single CD! H has a cover that might be a bit gimmicky – with a giant image of a hot dog – but the album's actually one of the more sensitive outings from keyboardist Bob James at the time – a really refreshing ... read more CD

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Bob JamesThree ... CD
Tappan Zee/Red River, 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
Dark genius from keyboardist Bob James – one of his seminal 70s classics for CTI! The album follows strongly in the spirit of the records One and Two – using James' spacious approach to Fender Rhodes alongside some backings that are electric, yet have an earthily funky quality that ... read more CD

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Jan Jarczyk/John StetchSmoked Pianos ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2007. New Copy ... $6.99
A pair of grand pianos, played in a beautifully open space during a live performance by Jan Jarczyk and John Stetch – both players who can really balance their energies between melody and much freer expression! The set's not nearly as outside as you might guess from the format – and ... read more CD

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Keith JarrettMysteries/Shades ... CD
Impulse/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Great Impulse Records material from Keith Jarrett – almost overlooked, as it's from a time when most folks concentrate on his recordings for ECM! Mysteries is dark and moody work from Keith Jarrett – a record that builds strongly off his ensemble feeling of the Impulse years, but which ... read more CD
 
 



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