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A TrioLive In Nickelsdorf (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 2012. New Copy .... $18.99
Trumpet, acoustic guitar, and bass – but all used in ways that are very different than usual! The album features one long performance by the trio of Mazen Kerbaj on trumpet, Sharif Sehnaoui on guitar, and Raed Yassin on bass – recorded live in concert, with this wonderful sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Ahmed Abdul-MalikEast Meets West ... LP
RCA, 1960. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed Abdul-MalikMusic Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik ... LP
New Jazz, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Amazing stuff from Ahmed Abdul-Malik – one of the early 60s most enigmatic jazz talents! Malik was Thelonious Monk's bassist for a few years, but by the time of this record, he was working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode – pulling together many different strands of jazz and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed Abdul-MalikSounds Of Africa ... LP
New Jazz, 1962. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rare album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik – the bass player best known for his work with Monk, and for some of his groundbreaking experimental sessions that mixed together jazz music and Eastern influences! This album is one of Malik's greatest – a combination of both his modern and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abdullah/Brown/Bang/Sirone/Hopkins/CyrilleGroup – Live ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1986. New Copy .... $28.99
Vintage work from this overlooked group from the New York scene of the 80s – an all-star lineup that features Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto sax, Billy Bang on violin, Sirone and Fred Hopkins on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums! The tracks are long, and there's a loose, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Group – Live ... CD 18.99

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Ahmed AbdullahLife's Force ... LP
About Time, 1979. New Copy .... $7.99 11.99
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jason AdasiewiczSpacer ... LP
Delmark, 2011. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
One of the most amazing players to ever pick up the vibes – an artist with the sort of boundless creativity that Walt Dickerson and Bobby Hutcherson brought to the instrument in the 60s! Jason Adasiewicz has an amazing ear for both sound and music – and manages to balance the two ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spacer ... CD 11.99

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New Cannonball AdderleySoul Zodiac ... LP
Capitol, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $16.99
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Zodiac ... CD 13.99

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AirtoFree ... LP
CTI, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Airto's unique Brazilian fusion style meets the electric funky genius of CTI – and the result is a killer album of long tracks with a far-reaching jazzy groove! The album takes off a bit from Airto's work with Return To Forever – no surprise, since Chick Corea and Flora Purim are on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mats Aleklint QuartetMats Aleklint Quartet ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy .... $24.99
A beautifully bold session from trombonist Mats Aleklint – a player we don't know well at all, but who really steps out on this set as a leader for Moserobie Records! The sound is a bit looser than most of the recent work on the label – not entirely free, but nicely without any strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mats Aleklint Quartet ... CD 16.99

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Rashied Ali QuartetNew Directions In Modern Music ... LP
Survival/Klimt (Italy), 1973. New Copy .... $15.99
Incredible work from drummer Rashied Ali – a set that really delivers on the promise of the music he first crafted with John Coltrane! The vision here is wide and expansive, yet still has a soulful, spiritual heart – a great balance of the free impulses of all players with the core ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Curtis AmyKatanga (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1963. New Copy .... $26.99
A stellar set from one of the most underrated reed players of all time – a brilliant bit of searching soul jazz, cut at a time when Curtis Amy was leaving behind his Texas roots for the new sounds of the Coltrane generation! The album's quite different than the organ and tenor dates that Amy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Jackson In Your House (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Message To Our Folks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
A the time they were taking Paris by storm, the Art Ensemble recorded this brilliant message to folks everywhere – one of their best early albums, and a landmark in Chicago avant garde jazz! The record features the group at their best – playing very tightly, but also with a sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Reese & The Smooth Ones (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
Beautiful work from the Art Ensemble – and one of their undisputed classics! The record features some of the most perfectly realized moments the band ever cut to wax, with a blend of whimsical multi-instrumental improvisation, and a strong sense of the spiritual tradition in jazz. The album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Georges ArvanitasSoul Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Vadim (France), 1960. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99
One of the most hard-hitting albums ever cut by pianist Georges Arvanitas – an early effort that's all soul jazz all the way through! Although Arvanitas is best known as a committed modernist, especially in later years, this sweet early 60s session is a stone cooker in the best mode of Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dorothy AshbyAfro-Harping ... LP
Cadet, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the grooviest records ever – a sublime blend of African percussion, soulful orchestrations, and Dorothy Ashby's amazing electric harp! By the time of this landmark album, Dorothy had been knocking around the jazz world for a number of years, but it wasn't until she hooked up with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro-Harping ... CD 10.99

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Dorothy AshbyHip Harp ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Great stuff by the grooviest artist ever to play a harp! Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... LP
Cadet, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David AxelrodAuction ... LP
Decca, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
One of David Axelrod's oddest records, but still a darn great one! The whole album is sort of a concept album about slavery (hence the title "The Auction"), and it has some spiritual political vocals on a number of tracks – but underneath is the usual great funky instrumentation of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New David AxelrodHeavy Axe ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Although he's best known for his albums on Capitol, David Axelrod cut this great record for Fantasy during the mid-70s, and it features Cannonball Adderley producing Axelrod's work (instead of the other way around, as on Cannonball's albums from the time). The tracks here are a bit more jazz funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David AxelrodSong Of Innocence (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Capitol, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
A masterpiece! This is one of David Axelrod's most perfectly realized albums – and it's a brilliant batch of baroque arrangements, jazzy solos, and slightly subtle funky bits! The album contains the much-sampled song "Holy Thursday", but the whole thing has a very similar feel to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David AxelrodSongs Of Experience ... LP
Capitol, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest albums ever by studio genius David Axelrod! The album's one of Axelrod's first on his own – cut for Capitol Records at a time when he was working with some of the label's biggest selling soul acts – like Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls – turning their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Roy AyersStoned Soul Picnic ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A really great little album from Roy Ayers – titled after a famous 60s pop hit, but with a much hipper feel than you'd expect! The group on the album features modernist soul jazz musicians like Herbie Hancock, Gary Bartz, Charles Tolliver, and Hubert Laws – all of whom work nicely with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersVirgo Vibes ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A far-reaching early gem from Roy Ayers – a set that's much more jazz-based than his later work, and a record that has him touching base with the Blue Note and Strata East sides of the jazz spectrum! The lineup here is incredibly hip – a mix of players that includes a young Charles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert AylerNew York Eye & Ear Control ... LP
ESP, 1964. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 19.99
Seminal ESP work from Albert Ayler – a unique session done as a soundtrack to a short (and weird!) film from experimental director Michael Snow! The lineup is a bit different than some of Ayler's other ESP albums – and features Don Cherry on trumpet and cornet, John Tchicai on alto, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New York Eye & Ear Control ... CD 10.99

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Bailey SextetGetting' Into Somethin' ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99
Heavy duty hardbop – and one of three amazing Epic sessions cut by drummer Dave Bailey! The set grooves as massively as his One and Two Feet In The Gutter albums – and is recorded with a similar lineup that includes Horace Parlan on piano, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Charlie Rouse on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Derek BaileyImprovisation ... LP
Cramps/Mirumir (Russia), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99
A well-titled album from the legendary Derek Bailey – definitely a set that lives up to his tremendous reputation over the years! Bailey plays solo guitar here – working through a set of short improvised pieces, and coming up with sounds that are simply incredible – especially ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzJu Ju Man ... LP
Catalyst, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rare treat by Gary Bartz – and very different than most of his other work! The album's a small group session – with Charles Mims on piano, Curtis Robertson on bass, and Howard King on drums – recorded with the feel of a looser soul jazz set on Black Jazz or Strata East. Mims' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzJuju Street Songs ... LP
Prestige, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Very righteous material from Gary Bartz – and one of his classic NTU Troop albums, with Andy Bey on vocals and electric piano, and the great Stafford James playing some mighty heavy bass! The tracks are nice and long, with a very soulful sound that mixes freer spiritual playing with a good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... LP
Capitol, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Renaissance (Harry Whitaker)Body Mind & Spirit (red colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Luv N' Haight, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $13.99 18.98
A spiritual jazz classic – one of the rarest albums of its type from the 70s! This legendary session was recorded by Roy Ayers' keyboardist Harry Whitaker – working here as the leader of the Black Renaissance group, a one-shot ensemble that featured Woody Shaw on trumpet, Azar Lawrence ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl.)

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Art BlakeyAfricaine ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Killer work from the classic late 50s years of the Jazz Messengers – and an album that Blue Note didn't choose to release until the end of the 70s! The record's a historic one – as it mark's Wayne Shorter's first session with the group, and the first time that they recorded his great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Art BlakeyFree For All (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue).... $16.99 19.98
Hardly a free for all at all – as the album's a masterpiece of focus and direction, and a classic set from the sextet lineup of the Jazz Messengers! The album's a real feather in the mid-60s cap of Art Blakey –and features an expanded sound from the quintet era of his group – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Francy BolandFrancy Boland Playing With The Trio (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
One of the few small group recordings ever cut by pianist Francy Boland – and a set that cooks every bit as much as his work with the larger Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The reason for the cooking is clear – Francy's got key rhythmic help from group members Jimmy Woode on bass and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)
Also available Francy Boland Playing With The Trio ... CD 18.99

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Chivo BorraroEl Nuevo Sonido Del Chivo Borraro ... LP
Whatmusic (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
A wonderfully edgey album – and a lost classic of South American jazz! The album's a rare 1966 set cut by Argentinian tenorist Chivo Borraro and his quartet – done in a style that uses some fantastic influences from American modal and soul jazz of the 60s, filtered through some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New George BraithTwo Souls In One ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the most wonderful albums by one of our favorite jazz artists of all time! For this unique session, George Braith offers up "two souls in one" – by playing both soprano sax and "stritch" simultaneously – in a two-reed mode that recalls the work of Roland Kirk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)African Piano (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Japo/ECM (Germany), 1969. New Copy .... $23.99 25.99
Haunting solo work from Dollar Brand – recorded live in Copenhagen, with a sound that's full of tone, texture, and subtle beauty! Dollar Brand is one of the few players that can hold us rapt with a session like this – and as with his trio and larger group work, the tunes have an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available African Piano ... CD 16.99

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Helmut Brandt ComboBerlin Calling ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy .... $24.99
Bold bass saxophone sounds from the overlooked Helmut Brand – a German player of the postwar years, and one with a sense of tone and texture to rival that of Gerry Mulligan at his west coast best! The work here is all previously unreleased, but shows Brand as one of the key reed innovators ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Berlin Calling ... CD 18.99

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New Tina BrooksTrue Blue ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the greatest albums ever for Blue Note – and the only album recorded by tenor player Tina Brooks that was issued during his lifetime! The album's nearly perfect – and features Brooks' edgey tenor set in an all star group that includes Duke Jordan on piano, Freddie Hubbard on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter Brotzmann TrioFor Adolphe Sax ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
A landmark album of free jazz – Peter Brotzmann's first record, and a hard-driving set of material that blows away most avant jazz work from the US at the time! The album takes the energy of the ESP generation, and turns it up more than a few notches – as Brotzmann blows his head off ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble, John EdwardsWorse The Better – Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
OTOroku (UK), 2010. New Copy .... $26.99
Muscular angularity from the trio of reeds titan Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards on double bass and Steve Noble on drums – not as all out ferocious as some of the more frenzied Brotzmann recordings, though still plenty invigorating! The title would be sly whatever the record sounded like, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ted Brown Sextet with Art Pepper & Warne MarshFree Wheeling ... LP
Vanguard, 1956. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the few sessions ever cut by tenorist Ted Brown – working here with a group that features Warne Marsh and Art Pepper in the frontline, with rhythm by Ronnie Ball on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Jeff Morton on drums. The session's got the outward appearance of a west coast session, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rusty BryantFor The Good Times ... LP
Prestige, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Rusty Bryant's last albums for Prestige – recorded in that more-electric mode that graced the label's albums of the year 1973 – but in a style that's still pretty darn nice! The group's still a small combo – with Rusy on tenor and alto, plus with Hank Jones on electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rusty BryantUntil It's Time For You To Go ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A richly soulful album from tenor giant Rusty Bryant – and a set that mixes his older Prestige Records mode with the larger electric styles of the CTI generation! The group's bigger than on most of Bryant's other records of the time – some larger charts arranged by Horace Ott, who had ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave BurnsDave Burns ... LP
Vanguard, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by trumpeter Dave Burns – an excellent batch of soul jazz numbers with a comfortable easy swing that will make you wonder why he wasn't a much bigger success! Dave played trumpet briefly in the Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington groups – and at the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave BurnsWarming Up! ... LP
Vanguard, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A legendary set of firey jazz tracks recorded by trumpeter Dave Burns! This is one of Burns' few recordings as a leader, and it's a shame he didn't make more, because this one is stellar. The group features Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Harold Mabern on piano, and the great Billy Mitchell on tenor. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BurtonGood Vibes ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Gary Burton hits a sweet electric funky sound here – a great groove that really makes the album stand out from most of his other work! The support Burton gets is a big reason for the greatness of the date – as he's working in a group that includes Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BurtonSeven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $23.99 25.99
A really wonderful setting for the vibes of Gary Burton – a special ECM session that pairs his quartet with larger orchestral backdrops – all conducted by Michael Gibbs, who also wrote the music for the date! Gibbs had already risen to fame by the time of this record – thanks to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Seven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra ... CD 16.99

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Nick Butcher, Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz, etcFree Jazz Bitmaps Vol 1 ... LP
Sonnenzimmer, 2013. New Copy .... $18.99
A pretty compelling record from the Chicago scene – one that brings together the city's historical music roots and some of the best improvisers working today! Side one features these cool little cuts from Nick Butcher – made up of "microsamples" of older Chicago jazz and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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New Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went onto forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Donald ByrdBlackjack ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
An incredible album from Donald Byrd – hard, funky, and with more of an edge than most of his other Blue Note work! The sound on the album's incredibly sinister – really concerned with downward chord turns in moody rhythms – played with a real sense of soul by a frontline that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdChant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A Donald Byrd treasure – and an album that was almost left in the vaults by Blue Note, until they briefly released it at the end of the 70s! The cover and title are a bit unfamiliar, but the music is right up there with Byrd's classic sessions with baritonist Pepper Adams – a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdCreeper ... LP
Blue Note, 1967/1981. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rock-solid set from Donald Byrd and a great group of players – a record that's got the same sharp edges and dark undercurrents of late 60s classics like Black Jack, Mustang, and Slow Drag! As with those gems, this album's got Donald really experimenting a bit more – especially with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Creeper (Japanese pressing) ... CD 15.99

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New Donald ByrdElectric Byrd ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Donald Byrd in a sweet electric mode – as you'd guess from the title! The set was recorded right before Byrd's legendary run with Larry Mizell in the early 70s – and the electric approach is a bit different here – a style that blends Byrd's wonderful trumpet lines with the larger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Donald ByrdEthiopian Knights ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Sweet electric funk – in a very trippy style! Before Donald Byrd hooked up with Larry Mizell and started recording his smooth fusion grooves of the mid 70's, he recorded this gem – kind of a "lost" album that has Donald working in an open-ended electric sound – one that' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdKofi (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1969/1970. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
A fantastic set of tracks that was recorded at the cusp of the 70s, but which wasn't (for some strange reason) released until many years later! Donald Byrd's playing here with two different larger groups, and the music is a perfect bridge between his spacey late 60s attempts to mimic Miles Davis, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdRoyal Flush (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1961. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $49.99
One of the seminal sides cut by Donald Byrd in his partnership with Pepper Adams – a high-up, low-down set that's a smoker all the way through! Byrd's brightness on trumpet is nicely matched by Adams' fluid work on baritone sax – and the pair are wonderfully supported by a rhythm trio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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New Donald ByrdSlow Drag ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Beautiful stuff – and one of the best Donald Byrd albums of the 60s! The album is a killer all the way through – recorded with a group that Byrd maintained for 2 years, one that featured Sonny Red on alto sax, Cedar Walton on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Donald ByrdStreet Lady ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A landmark album by Donald Byrd – the first one where he really started to click with jazz-funk producer Larry Mizell! Mizell and Byrd had worked together previously on the Black Byrd album – a soaring bit of futuristic jazz funk that took Byrd's career to a whole new level – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Street Lady ... CD 8.99

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Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceJazz Lab (Columbia) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue).... $13.99
Wonderful work from the team of Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce! Byrd is at his youthful best here – blowing with a soulful imagination that's surprising, given his young age, and honed to a modern edge by the arrangements of Gryce. Conversely, Gryce's tone on the alto is fantastic – less ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Lab (Columbia) ... CD 13.99

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Donald Byrd & Pepper AdamsMotor City Scene (remastered edition) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
One of the most hard-hitting sessions ever recorded for the Bethlehem label – and a rare date for the imprint by the team of trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Pepper Adams! The style here is similar to work the pair recorded for Riverside and Blue Note at the same time – razor-sharp ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry CainFunky Organ-ization Of Henry Cain ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Sweet and funky organ work from the great Henry Cain – a little known player who recorded on some excellent sides for Capitol in the 60s, including some of the albums by Howard Roberts! This set is Cain's one full album for the label – and it's a tight and jumpy set of instrumentals, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Doug CarnInfant Eyes ... LP
Black Jazz, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An undisputed 70s soul jazz classic – and arguably the best album that Doug Carn ever cut for the Black Jazz label! The set is a masterpiece of spiritual jazz – with Carn on keyboards setting up the groove, and wife Jean singing some incredible vocals – very different than her ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Infant Eyes ... CD 13.99

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Doug CarnRevelation ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The Black Jazz recordings of Doug Carn are always a revelation – some of the most powerful, progressive work on the American underground of the early 70s – music that got Carn into way more record collections than you might expect! The sound here is a perfect summation of Doug's early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George Cartwright & Davu SeruRag (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 2009. New Copy .... $16.99
A strong improvisational duo set by sax player George Cartwright and percussionist Davu Seru – captured over a trio of Minneapolis sessions in the spring and fall of '09! Reedsman Cartwright is probably best known as the leader of longtime experimental jazz combo curlew, and this sharp, 2 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited handnumbered pressing of 300 copies.)

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Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young! The album was recorded shortly before Larry passed away, and it features him and Chambers on a number of different keyboards – electric, acoustic, and organ – plus additional drums by Chambers on a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Don CherryComplete Communion ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Arguably the best of Cherry's albums for Blue Note – and a real masterpiece of soulful avant playing! The group features Cherry on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor (and he's incredible, by the way!), Henry Grimes on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Grimes and Blackwell are more than just ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Don CherryDon Cherry Live In Stockholm ... LP
Caprice (Sweden), 1968/1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $17.99 19.99
Never heard music from Don Cherry's important time in Sweden – two different live recordings that explode with righteous power right from the very first note! Cherry really took off musically during his time in Sweden – exploring rich new ideas that had never come up in his music with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don Cherry Live In Stockholm ... CD 16.99

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Don CherryMu First Part (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $12.99
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherryOrganic Music Society ... LP
Caprice (Sweden), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $26.99 29.99
Early 70s greatness from Don Cherry – a double album's worth of profoundly spiritual soundscapes paired with lots of weird effects – and a very laidback groove overall! Tracks are written by Cherry, Terry Riley, Pharoah Sanders, and Nana Vasconcelos – and include performances ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Organic Music Society ... CD 18.99

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Don Cherry/Krzystof PendereckiActions ... LP
Klimt, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
One of the most successful jazz-meets-modern classical albums we've ever heard – thanks largely to the supreme talents of Don Cherry! Cherry leads the large New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra – which includes Peter Brotzmann, Tomasz Stanko, Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler, Gunter Hampel, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sonny ClarkDial S For Sonny ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Could there be a more classic Blue Note session? From the cover, to the title, to the hardbopping grooves of the set, this Sonny Clark late 50s smoker is one of the label's best! Clark's working here at the height of his powers – leading an all-star group that includes Art Farmer on trumpet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dial S For Sonny (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 49.99

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Sonny ClarkDial S For Sonny (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1957. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $49.99
Could there be a more classic Blue Note session? From the cover, to the title, to the hardbopping grooves of the set, this Sonny Clark late 50s smoker is one of the label's best! Clark's working here at the height of his powers – leading an all-star group that includes Art Farmer on trumpet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)
Also available Dial S For Sonny ... LP 9.99

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Sonny ClarkSonny's Crib ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Hard-slamming genius from pianist Sonny Clark – one of his greatest albums for Blue Note, and a real cooker that's served up with an all-star group! Clark's vision has never been tighter or fuller than on this album – save, perhaps, for the magnificent Cool Struttin – and his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP .... $22.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland SextetMusic For The Small Hours (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – a unique small combo session that's even groovier than their famous big band work! The setting is wonderful – Clarke on drums, Boland on piano, and a sextet lineup that includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music For The Small Hours ... CD 19.99

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Clarke Boland SextetMarcel Marceau Praesentiert Swing Im Bahnhof (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1965. New Copy .... $22.99
A brilliant recording by a small combo from the larger big band of drummer Kenny Clarke and pianist Francy Boland – and a great illustration of the driving, soulful sound the group always had at its core! The combo here features some of the most important members of the bigger unit – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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Phil Cohran & LegacyAfrican Skies ... LP
Captcha, 1993. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99
One of the most beautiful records we've ever heard from the legendary Phil Cohran – a previously-unissued performance from 1993, and one that's every bit as wonderful as his rare albums of the late 60s! The set was recorded at the planetarium in Chicago – and for the date, Cohran comes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleOn The Beach (aka Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble) ... LP
Aestuarium/Tizona, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue).... $19.99
Mindblowing – and a landmark recording that crosses all boundaries in the Chicago music scene of the late 60s! Philip Cohran was a visionary musician who'd played with Sun Ra during the 60s, but who left Ra to forge his own musical vision by the middle part of the decade. The Artistic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ornette ColemanChange Of The Century ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Essential stuff! This is one of Ornette Coleman's greatest albums – and it was recorded during a period when he just couldn't miss! The group features Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – working here with a lively dancing sound on the kit, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ornette ColemanFree Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
The title gets it right – as the album's easily the closest thing to free jazz that Ornette Coleman ever recorded – an album-length improvisation played by a "double quartet" that's overflowing with classic players! The style here is a fair bit like John Coltrane's Ascension ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Free Jazz (with bonus track) ... CD 3.99
Free Jazz ... LP 8.99

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Ornette ColemanLove Call ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the two quartet sessions that Ornette cut for Blue Note in the late 60s – and tight mature work like the New York Is Now sides, recorded in the company of Dewey Redman and the Coltrane rhythm section of Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones, which offers a contrasting perspective to most of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love Call (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99 24.98
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Incredible reissue! This one's got a Japanese-style heavy cover, beautifully-cut vinyl, and a level of packaging that's amazing!)
Also available Shape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP 9.99

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New Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda ... LP
Impulse, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $14.99 15.98
Arguably the most classic Alice Coltrane album on Impulse – and a strong group effort that features some great work from Pharoah Sanders! Coltrane leads two different small combos on the record – both with Sanders on saxes, plus either Cecil McBee or Charlie Haden on bass, and Rashied ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New John ColtraneBallads (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Impulse, 1961/1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $15.99
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneColtrane Jazz (2 x 45rpm 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/ORG, 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $44.99 49.98
The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful pressing – two very heavy pieces of vinyl, both of which spin at 45rpm for added fidelity!)

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New John ColtraneColtrane Plays The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 24.98
Coltrane plays the blues, but in a way like nobody else – stepping off of the deeply soulful sound of his late Prestige years, and moving into even more open and exploratory space for Atlantic! The setting is bare bones and simple – and many of these numbers begin with the sort of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Incredible reissue! This one's got a Japanese-style heavy cover, beautifully-cut vinyl, and a level of packaging 1that's amazing!)

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John ColtraneComplete Sun Ship Sessions (3LP set) ... LP
Mosaic, 1965. New Copy 3 LPs .... $89.99 90.00
A hugely expanded version of this legendary album – one that features loads of unreleased tracks that show the whole thing coming together in the studio! The set's filled with soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 3500 copies.)

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John ColtraneCrescent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 15.98
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneDakar ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99 17.98
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dakar ... CD 3.99

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New John ColtraneOle (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
A magnificent record from John Coltrane – one of his earliest expressions of unbridled spirituality, and a session that we've treasured for years! As you might guess from the title, there's a slight Latin focus to the record – but not one that has congas and bongos creating choppy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneSoultrane ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.98
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Soultrane ... CD 2.99
Soultrane (50th Anniversary Commemorative edition) ... CD 9.99

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Jerome CooperOuter & Interactions ... LP
About Time, 1988. New Copy .... $7.99 11.99
A really rich combination of sounds – one of those rare moments when the end result of a session comes out sounding way more than the instruments that comprise it! The group's led by Jerome Cooper on drums, balaphone, and other percussion – and features Joseph Jarman on tenor and flute ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Correction with Mats GustafssonShift ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy .... $28.99
Nothing needs correction here – as the set's one of the most compelling settings we've heard for reedman Mats Gustafsson in a while – a record that really bubbles over with a wonderful sense of energy and musicality, and which shows a really fresh side of Gustafsson's talents! Mats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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CortexCortex Volume 2 ... LP
Trad Vibe (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $21.99
The second album by Cortex – the obscure French jazz group that's been a favorite of funky collectors for years! The group's got a strong fusion-driven groove on this set – with plenty of tight drumming, hard riffing, and spacey keyboards that give the tunes a nicely soulful finish. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cortex Volume 2 ... CD 10.99

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Hank CrawfordIt's A Funky Thing To Do ... LP
Cotillion, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Hank Crawford slides into the electric 70s with this sweet little set of funky tracks – working in a tight small combo format with Richard Tee on electric piano and Cornell Dupree on electric guitar – and grooving in a laidback slinky funk mode that's perfect for his soulful tone on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Eddie Lockjaw DavisEddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook – Vol 1 ... LP
Prestige, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99 17.98
A record that's virtually the blueprint for the sound of Hammond organ and tenor sax in soul jazz– the first of Eddie Lockjaw Davis' great run of cookbook albums for Prestige! The record features Lockjaw's gutsy tenor in a group alongside Jerome Richardson's lighter flute – both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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