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New Steve LaSpina QuartetEclipse ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ... $8.99
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New Andy LasterInterpretations Of Lessness ... CD
Songlines (Canada), 1997. Used ... $7.99
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Yusef LateefBlue Yusef Lateef (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
One of our favorite Atlantic albums by the great Yusef Lateef – an incredible session that has him dipping back into his earlier exotic roots with those great reed styles of the early 60s – yet also hitting a mix of soul and funk like some of his other albums from the time! The sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Yusef LateefDoctor Is In & Out ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Yusef Lateef's funkier albums for Atlantic – and a record that features some great keyboard work from Kenny Barron! The liner notes indicate a current Lateef fascination with rhythm, and it tries to present this fascination in a way that implies a bigger intellectual approach to the ... read more CD

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New Yusef LateefDoctor Is In & Out ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of Yusef Lateef's funkier albums for Atlantic – and a record that features some great keyboard work from Kenny Barron! The liner notes indicate a current Lateef fascination with rhythm, and it tries to present this fascination in a way that implies a bigger intellectual approach to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a light stain along the bottom.)

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New Yusef LateefExpression (aka Other Sounds) ... LP
New Jazz, Early 60s/1969. Very Good ... $6.99
A wonderful album that's as swinging as it is exotic! The record really picks up the groove from Lateef's earlier sides for Savoy – and features a mixture of hardbop and more "Eastern" themed musical images, all extremely compelling, and a wonderful look at a jazz underground that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Yusef LateefLost In Sound ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1961. Very Good- ... $1.99
Yusef Lateef's one and only album for the Charlie Parker label – cut during a period when he's been making real waves in the jazz scene with work on Prestige and Savoy! The set's a bit more straight ahead than some of Lateef's more exotic sides of the time – focusing on his work on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, small stains, and a bit of pen.)

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Yusef LateefMeditations ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... $7.99
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Yusef LateefMorning – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, 1957. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A nice 2LP 70s reissue, pulling together the tracks from 2 sessions in 1957, but issued on 3 separate albums for Savoy. Jazz Mood, Jazz For Thinkers and Dreamer feature the great multi-reed player amidst a tight group of Detroit players Curtis Fuller, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Louis Hayes and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Label has a bit of marker.)

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New Yusef LateefSuite 16 ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A groundbreaking set from Yusef Lateef – one that mixes together a number of different soul jazz styles! In a way, Atlantic records tried to handle Yusef Lateef in the same way they did Roland Kirk – by creating recordings that either let him express himself strongly as an arch-modernis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a spot of residue from an old sticker in another corner.)

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Yusef LateefYusef Lateef's Detroit – Latitude 42 30 Longitude 83 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Yusef Lateef's Detroit is a mighty funky one – a great summation of all the soulful sounds he'd crafted on previous records, but with a full groove that really points the way towards the 70s! Lateef's reeds are still the main attraction – great solos on tenor and flute – but ... read more CD

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Yusef LateefYusef Lateef's Encounters ... CD
Atlantic, 1991. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Yusef Lateef & the Universal QuartetLight ... CD
Ilk (Denmark), 2013. Used ... $8.99
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(Teeth inside digipack case are broken.)

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Yusef Lateef with Doug WatkinsImagination (aka Soulnik) ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A 2nd version of Doug Watkins Soulnik album – issued here with Yusef Lateef as the leader, even though the set was recorded under Watkins' name. Although Watkins was one heck of a hardbop bassist in his day, he shows a new side on this enigmatic album from the early 60s – one that has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Jazz Classics Series pressing. Cover has some wear and a name in marker on back.)

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Kenny LavenderConscious Journey Part 1 & 2 ... CD
Kenny Lavender, 2013. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
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Andy LaVerneIntelligent Design ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2007. Used ... $9.99
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New Azar LawrenceSeeker ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Tremendous work from Azar Lawrence – part of a great return to form the reedman has had in recent years – and, if anything, a run of music that's maybe even greater than his legendary sides from the 70s! Lawrence is razor-sharp throughout – spinning out bold, soulful lines on ... read more CD

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Hubert LawsChicago Theme ... CD
CTI/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who ... read more CD

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Hubert LawsCrying Song ... CD
CTI/Wounded Bird, 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A landmark record – the first album that flutist Hubert Laws cut for CTI, and the beginning of a very important partnership with the label! The record is a sublime exploration of sound and space – very different than Laws' 60s Latin sides for Atlantic, and handled in a baroque mode ... read more CD

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Hubert LawsCrying Song ... LP
CTI, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A landmark record – the first album that flutist Hubert Laws cut for CTI, and the beginning of a very important partnership with the label! The record is a sublime exploration of sound and space – very different than Laws' 60s Latin sides for Atlantic, and handled in a baroque mode ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a few creases.)

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New Hubert LawsCrying Song/Afro Classic/Rite Of Spring ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1969/1970/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Hubert Laws on CTI Records – a mighty great thing, as you'll hear on these three vintage albums for the label! First up is Crying Song, a landmark record – the first album that flutist Hubert Laws cut for CTI, and the beginning of a very important partnership with the label! The ... read more CD

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Hubert LawsFamily ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Wonderful sounds from Hubert Laws – and like some of his best CTI work of a few years before, a set that really goes way beyond any easy expectations! There's moments of ambition here that really link the record to Laws' CTI sides – that mix of fuller arrangements and higher-concept ... read more CD

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Hubert LawsIn The Beginning Vol 2 ... LP
CTI, 1974. Sealed ... $3.99
Moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalot of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hubert LawsLand Of Passion (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Sweet soulful flute from the great Hubert Laws – gliding high here in a great session from his post-CTI years! The album's a bit more soul-based than some of Hubert's earlier dates – but that change is a great one, and really helps Laws find some rich new energy – a focus in the ... read more CD

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Hubert LawsLaw's Cause ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $1.99
A wicked mix of Latin influences, mod sounds, and 60s soul jazz – all set up beautifully to showcase the flute of a young Hubert Laws! The album's got a nice little bounce right from the start – with some traces of Atlantic soul elements – but it soon moves into some of the more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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New Hubert LawsRite Of Spring ... LP
CTI, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
A groundbreaking record from flautist Hubert Laws – a mixture of classical themes and jazz, handled with an airy CTI approach – and set to arrangements by Don Sebesky that are simply mindblowing! The album's a wonderful example of the way that CTI really pushed the boundaries of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Hubert LawsSay It With Silence ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Nothing too silent here, as the set's filled with the kind of soulful fusion grooves we'd expect from Hubert Laws in the 70s! The album's a real standout in his Columbia catalog – a perfectly balanced set that features plenty of great work from Hubert on flute, amidst arrangements that also ... read more CD
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Hubert LawsSay It With Silence ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1978. Used ... $6.99
Nothing too silent here, as the set's filled with the kind of soulful fusion grooves we'd expect from Hubert Laws in the 70s! The album's a real standout in his Columbia catalog – a perfectly balanced set that features plenty of great work from Hubert on flute, amidst arrangements that also ... read more CD
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Hubert LawsSay It With Silence ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $0.49
Nothing too silent here, as the set's filled with the kind of soulful fusion grooves we'd expect from Hubert Laws in the 70s! The album's a real standout in his Columbia catalog – a perfectly balanced set that features plenty of great work from Hubert on flute, amidst arrangements that also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, small stains on the top seam, and some marker in one corner. Label has some marker.)
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Hubert Laws & Earl KlughHow To Beat The High Cost Of Living – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A totally wonderful little record – not just a funky 70s soundtrack, but an excellent jazz outing as well – thanks to the talents of Hubert Laws on flute and Earl Klugh on guitar! Patrick Williams wrote and arranged the whole set – and he merges his jazzier roots with some of his ... read more CD

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Ronnie LawsFriends & Strangers/Flame ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz FM (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Two stone classics from Ronnie Laws – back to back on a single CD! Friends & Strangers is a stone classic from reedman Ronnie Laws – and an album that really helped set a whole new standard for funky fusion in the 70s! Laws works here with great Wayne Henderson production – ... read more CD

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Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... CD
Blue Note, 1975. Used ... $7.99
Classic bit of 70's fusion, played by Ronnie on tenor and flute, and with a group that includes some excellent keyboard work by Joe Sample. The highlight of the record is the big sample cut "Tidal Wave", but it also includes the great groover "Always There", which was covered a ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark. Booklet has a promotional sticker.)
Also available Pressure Sensitive ... LP 4.99

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Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Classic bit of 70's fusion, played by Ronnie on tenor and flute, and with a group that includes some excellent keyboard work by Joe Sample. The highlight of the record is the big sample cut "Tidal Wave", but it also includes the great groover "Always There", which was covered a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pressure Sensitive ... CD 7.99

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Eric LeLannNew York ... CD
Blue Line Production (France), 1989. Used ... $6.99
A late 80s fusion effort from trumpeter Eric LeLann – one that has him working in a combo with sharp guitars from Mike Stern and Louis Winsberg! The style here is a bit like some of Stern's best work – rhythmic one minute, but also with a pause for tone and color – and although ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Babatunde Lea with Dwight TribleUmbo Weti – A Tribute To Leon Thomas ... CD
Motema, 2008. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 14.98
A beautiful tribute to the greatness of Leon Thomas – put together by one of the few cats who could get it right! Given that Babatunde Lea's other music already takes us back to the days when Thomas sang with Pharoah Sanders – his leadership on a date like this is a natural – as ... read more CD

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Lean LeftLean Left – The Ex Guitars Meet Nilssen Love/Vandermark Duo Vol 1 ... CD
Smalltown Superjazzz (Norway), 2009. Used ... $8.99
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Joelle Leandre TentetCan You Hear Me? – Live At The Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon ... CD
Leo (UK), 2011. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A double set of spare tension and tersely dynamic interplay from double bass player Joelle Leandre – one disc featuring her tentet and the other in a trio setting – captured on successive days at Austria's Ulrichberg Kaleidophon in the spring of 2009! You might guess that the tentet ... read more CD

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Lee Ann LedgerwoodNow & Zen ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1998. Used ... $11.99
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Lee Ann LedgerwoodParadox ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2001. Used ... $11.99
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Mike LeeMy Backyard ... CD
Omni Tone, 2000. Used ... $3.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Recorded Live At Jimmy's ... LP
RCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of a few key efforts done by Michel Legrand for RCA in the 70s – sessions that stand out as some of his best jazz work from the decade, and which present Legrand in unfettered brilliance, both as a player and arranger! This live date still has the original compositions and sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo imprint.)

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Michel Legrand With Ray Brown & Shelly ManneAt Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A nice little live set – recorded at Shelly Manne's club in LA, and one that features a trio with Michel Legrand on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing together on a combination of improvisational, original tunes and some more familiar ones! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original textured cover. Cover has a promo sticker in one corner.)

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Bernie LeightonBernie Leighton Quartet Plays Duke Ellington At Jimmy Weston's – Recorded Live On May 19, 1974 ... LP
Monmouth Evergreen, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a crinkled corner.)

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Philippe LeJeuneChicago Non Stop ... CD
FD (France), 1993. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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Matt LemmlerPortraits Of Wonder ... CD
Matt Lemmler, 2001. Used ... $4.99
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Francois Lemonnier & Raphael LemonnierCome Again ... CD
Marge (France), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
Piano and trombone duets, played together in a really amazing range of styles! The album features some wonderfully intimate work from Francois Lemonnier on trombone and Raphael Lemonnier on piano – expressed in modes that take inspiration from a diverse range of artists who include Charles ... read more CD

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Peter LernerContinuation ... CD
Origin, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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(Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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New Les Cinq ModernesContinental Jazz ... LP
Somerset, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
An interesting bit of west coast chamber jazz – played by a sextet that includes Paul Horn on flute, Pete Jolly on piano and accordion, Gene Estes on vibes, and Al Hendrickson on guitar. These guys take the "continental" part of the title seriously – and the jazz feels very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has marks that click a bit on two tracks. Cover has some wear, some small stains, and split top and bottom seams with some tape.)

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New Les Jazz ModesLes Jazz Modes ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good- ... $12.99
A haunting bit of jazz by one of the most unique groups in the business. Charlie Rouse's tenor is great, and sounds quite different than on his recordings with Monk. Gildo Mahones plays piano, and he really hits some nice moody lines that don't ever show up on his records with Lambert, Hendricks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with split top & bottom seams.)

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Jorgen Leth & John Tchicai/Igor CaplinskiJazz Jamboree 1962 – No 4 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the best early recordings from this legendary European Jazz Festival – and a set that also features some amazing young work from the great John Tchicai – already making a big name for himself overseas! Side one features Tchicai on alto in a group put together by jazz critic ... read more CD

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Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice little bit of bop from LA – a tightly-crafted mid 50s date for the Bethlehem label – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a great group of horn players! The album features some standout work from Dexter Gordon on tenor – making a rare appearance here as a sideman ... read more CD

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New Mark LevineUp 'Til Now ... LP
Catalyst, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A great little set – warmly spiritual soul jazz, recorded as one of the few mid 70s releases to grace the Catalyst label. Pianist Mark Levine leads the set – and he's got a gentle west coast touch that fits perfectly with the album's horn work by Tom Harrell, Mike Morris, and Ray Pizzi. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, and heavy wear and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Rod LevittSolid Ground ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
Rod Levitt led one of the hippest large groups of the 60's, and although his work was barely recognized at the time, and all but forgotten now, these RCA records of his stand as a constant tribute to his brilliant skills as an arranger and leader. These cuts are short and quirky, with ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rod Levitt OrchestraInsight ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Tight hard swinging big band set, with really complicated arrangements and some great writing. Not all of the players are names you'll recognize, but Levitt's talent for arrangement and leadership ensure a tight tight band, and the album wails nicely. Tracks include "Stop Those Men!", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Lou LevyHymn ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the cookinest albums we've ever heard from pianist Lou Levy – an obscure early 60s trio session that shows a whole new side of his sound! Lou's playing with likely suspects Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levy on drums – but unlike some of his west coast sides of the late 50s, this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Lou LevyLou Levy Plays Baby Grand Jazz ... LP
Jubilee, 1958. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the most obscure sessions recorded by west coast piano talent Lou Levy – released on the Jubilee label during a period when Levy was hitting the studios a lot as a leader. This set has Lou in very comfortable territory – working in trio format with the great Max Bennett on bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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O'Donel LevyBreeding Of Mind ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Wonderfully baroque funk from the great O'Donel Levy! The album's got some very cool arrangements by Manny Albam that mix together strings and funk – in a super-dope way that sounds a lot like the work coming out of Cadet during the late 60s – and the rest of the set features Levy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George LewisHomage To Charles Parker ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Used ... $9.99
Heady stuff from trombonist George Lewis – hardly the bebop outing you might expect from the title, and instead a set of complicated work that's heavily in the AACM tradition! Side one features "Blues" – an investigation of older blues harmonics, but done in a very freeform, ... read more CD

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George LewisOh, Didn't He Ramble ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Not our usual bag, but some nice later material from George Lewis, performed with a sextet that includes Jim Robinson, Alvin Acorn, Alcide Pavageau, Joe Robichaux, and Joe Watkins. Titles include "Riverside Blues", "Streets Of The City", "Weary Blues", and "Runnin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some strips of clear tape, light wear, some seam splitting, a couple of peeled marks from sticker removal, and a couple of small stains.)

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John A Lewis TrioOne Trip Out ... CD
Valarteri, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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John LewisEuropean Windows ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A bit of an obscure session, but the first of John Lewis' works for a larger jazz orchestra – recorded with a lineup that includes larger strings and woodwinds next to rhythm backing by Percy Heath and Connie Kay of the MJQ! The tracks are all longer originals arranged by Lewis – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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John LewisEvolution II ... CD
Atlantic, 1999. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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John LewisEvolution II ... CD
Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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New John LewisGolden Striker ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Serious compositional material by John Lewis – a series of work based upon the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte, written for a larger group of brass instruments – and given a real "classics meets jazz" sort of vibe – but also handled with a gentle swing, too! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New John LewisJazz Abstractions ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Way more than just "abstractions" – as the set's a very focused batch of some of the larger ideas that John Lewis had about jazz – explored beautifully here away from the Modern Jazz Quartet! The album has Lewis working with frequent partner – and fellow third stream ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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John LewisOdds Against Tomorrow – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Sealed ... $14.99
Proof that the serious compositional intentions of MJQ member John Lewis could more than be fulfilled – and a nice dramatic score that features a few themes that would later be taken up more fully by Lewis' group. The set is mostly orchestral with jazz touches – featuring Lewis at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed early pressing – nice and heavy!)

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John LewisSensitive Scenery ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked solo work from John Lewis – a lesser-known, Japanese-only session that features the pianist in a relaxed trio setting! The mode here is as spacious as some of Lewis' more contemplative records – still very much wrapped up in that careful sense of tone and timing – but ... read more CD

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John LewisWonderful World Of Jazz (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used ... $4.99
One of the best early albums cut by John Lewis as a leader – a set that's a fair bit different than John's work with the Modern Jazz Quartet – thanks to strong guest appearances from players who include Paul Gonsalves and Benny Golson on tenor sax, Eric Dolphy on alto, Jim Hall on ... read more CD

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John Lewis & The New QuartetSlavic Smile ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A really compelling later session from John Lewis – one that has the pianist working with Bobby Hutcherson, who turns out to be a surprisingly great partner for his talents! The mix of Hutcherson's vibes and Lewis' piano is really great – and Bobby hits this slow, brooding style that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi and insert.)

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Mel LewisNaturally ... LP
Telarc, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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New Ramsey LewisBack To The Roots ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
One of Ramsey's excellent late 60s funky piano records for Cadet – featuring his second trio with Cleveland Eaton on bass and Morris Jennings on drums, and a sound that's nicely expanded from the mid 60s hit years. Charles Stepney plays a bit of organ on the album, and Henry Gibson gives the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in the die-cut cover, with a crease on the front panel.)

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Ramsey LewisBarefoot Sunday Blues ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the strongest early albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – especially because it features some great original material! The group – with the usual Redd Holt and Eldee Young lineup – is augmented by Chris White on a few tracks, who plays bass while Young switches to cello, an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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Ramsey LewisBest Of Ramsey Lewis (Cadet) ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A collection of Ramsey's work on Cadet/Argo that focuses mostly on the groovy uptempo tracks from the mid 60s – when Lewis had cracked the pop instrumental charts with soulful versions of bigger hits. Titles include "The In Crowd", "Function At The Junction", "Soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Ramsey LewisCountry Meets The Blues ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
No blues, and only a little bit of country – mostly in the song choice for the set, and in the way the whole thing is put together! The core stylings here are still the Ramsey Lewis Trio at their early 60s best – but the record does feature a slight country-meets-soul sort of style in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, tape residue and some pen on back, and a thin stain along the bottom.)

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New Ramsey LewisDancing In The Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
A late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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New Ramsey LewisDon't It Feel Good ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
Massive keyboard work from the great Ramsey Lewis – easily one of his best records ever, thanks to some spaciously funky production by Charles Stepney! Stepney plays keyboards here along with Ramsey, and the twin-keys approach makes for a sound that's extra-special – one that sums up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramsey LewisHang On Ramsey ... LP
Cadet, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Easily one of Ramsey Lewis' most successful records – featuring the hit soul jazz style that he forged with the Young/Holt rhythm combo, honed to perfection before a live crowd at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The record's a key part of Ramsey's live recorded output – showing the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisHis Greatest Sides – Volume One ... LP
Chess, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Ramsey LewisIn Crowd ... CD
Entertainers/Sarabandas (Italy), 1992. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ramsey LewisLegacy ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
An overlooked gem from Ramsey's 70s years at Columbia – a record that has him grooving over larger arrangements, sweeping along in a great blend of soul and class that makes for some really great numbers! Side one of the album features Ramsey playing keyboards on the extended "Legacy&quo ... read more CD

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Ramsey LewisMaiden Voyage ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of the key records from the Cadet/Concept scene in late 60s Chicago – a tremendous collaboration between pianist Ramsey Lewis and arranger Charles Stepney – and the kind of record that took soul and jazz to a whole new level! Ramsey on his own is great enough at this point – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(60s stereo pressing. Cover has some wear. Labels have a name in pen.)

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New Ramsey LewisMother Nature's Son ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums of all time – an incredible reworking of tunes by The Beatles, done in collaboration with Cadet Records studio maestro Charles Stepney – who brings in some amazing arrangements and production styles to the record! The tunes are familiar, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, a mostly split top seam, and small splits on the spine and bottom seam.)

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Ramsey LewisNever On Sunday ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good- ... $4.99
Simple genius from the classic Ramsey Lewis Trio – Ramsey on piano, Eldee Young on bass, and Red Holt on drums! The tunes are a strong mix of originals, standards, and some nice bits from odd sources – all arranged by Ramsey and crew to make strong use of their well-styled blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a sticker, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, a couple of stains on the front, and light staining on the back.)

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New Ramsey LewisPiano Player ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of Ramsey Lewis' best albums of the 60s – a killer Cadet record that stands right up there with classics like Maiden Voyage and Mother Nature's Son! As on those records, arrangements here are mostly by Charles Stepney, who comes up with that righteous blend of soul, strings, and jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis & The Gentlemen Of Jazz Volume 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Ramsey and the trio are on the front in tuxedoes, top hats, and tails – but the overall sound of the record is much more in keeping with their soul jazz grooves of the late 50s – not necessarily gentlemanly, but with a worldly appreciation for a variety of styles of music, and perhaps a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Chicago ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
Pretty tasty early stuff from Ramsey Lewis – recorded during the height of his early local fame, working with the first trio that included Eldee Young and Redd Holt, recorded live at the Blue Note niteclub downtown in the Windy City. The titles – a mash of standards, pop, and blues ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a bit of light wear, a light bend, and an ink stamp and a bit of aging on the back.)

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Ramsey LewisSalongo ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1976. Used ... $14.99
A tremendous little record, and one of the funky 70s sets that Ramsey Lewis recorded with Earth Wind & Fire! Well, not Earth Wind & Fire entirely – but the Kalimba Productions team of Maurice White and Charles Stepney that gave the group its sound – plus a nice sprinkling of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ramsey LewisSky Islands ... CD
GRP, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Ramsey LewisSound Of Spring ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
The Ramsey Lewis Trio gets some additional orchestral backings – and with great results! The set features Ramsey, Eldee Young, and Red Holt – all playing their usual pyrotechnic blend of soul jazz and swing – supported by larger arrangements handled by Riley Hampton, done in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small stain on back.)

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Ramsey LewisStretching Out ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Not much stretching going on here, as most tracks are three minutes or under – but Ramsey's in fine fine form, working with the classic Young/Holt trio lineup, crafting very groovy little numbers that have a lot more going on underneath than you'd expect from the surface! Includes the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used ... $4.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
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Sun Goddess ... LP 9.99
Sun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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New Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Sun Goddess ... CD 4.99
Sun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess – The Best Of Ramsey Lewis ... CD
Jazz FM (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A nicely done compilation of pivotal work from the great Ramsey Lewis – focusing on his work for Columbia/CBS Records from the 70s and early 80s – and very well chosen at that! Of course the title comes from Ramsey's iconic album of the same name, and this 2CD set features a few tracks ... read more CD

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... read more CD
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Sun Goddess ... LP 9.99
Sun Goddess ... CD 4.99

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Ramsey Lewis TrioBossa Nova ... LP
Argo, 1962. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of the most unique albums from Ramsey Lewis' early years at Chess Records – a spare set of bossa groovers that has the Lewis trio with Eldee Young and Redd Holt augmented by added Brazilian percussion and guitar! The sound is spare, sharp, and soulful – and the record's one of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin ... LP
Argo, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of the first ever albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – featuring an assortment of lively tracks with a touch of jazz-based humor, the kind that were winning them huge audiences in Chicago at the time! With Eldee Young and Redd Holt to back him up, Ramsey's got plenty of pyrotechnics in tow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label Cadet pressing with deep groove. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has some wear & WGN library letters.)

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Vic LewisVic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1963. New Copy ... $24.99
A late date for Brit bandleader Vic Lewis – but a great one too, thanks to a strong focus on the bossa nova sounds of the 60s! The mode's a real change for Lewis, who could sometimes be a bit stiff – and the new groove definitely opens things up nicely – as does the album's work ... read more CD

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Willie LewisWillie Lewis & His Entertainers ... LP
Swing/DRG, Late 30s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
French recordings from the group of alto saxophonist Willie Lewis – with players that include Bobby Martin on trumpet, Benny Carter on alto, Herman Chittison on piano, and John Mitchell on guitar – plus vocals by Bobby Martin, Joe Hayman, June Cole, and Lewis himself. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Libby TrioLive At Wilkins ... LP
Sabrina, Early 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
A very cool set by this sprightly piano trio from Michigan – familiar tunes, but changed up nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the top seam, but this is a nice copy overall.)
 
 



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