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New Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic ... read more CD
Also available Last Concert Vol 1 ... CD 13.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetLost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Beautiful live recordings from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Germany in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great vibes from Milt Jackson! The recording quality is great on most cuts – and there seems to be an especially strong focus on Milt's contribution to the group ... read more CD
Also available Lost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $14.99
An expanded setting for the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a very compelling little record that has the core combo augmented by larger orchestrations from Gunther Schuller – who has a very sympathetic ear for their sound! Schuller's charts are never overwhelming – and instead shade ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetMore From The Last Concert ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
More material from the famous Last Concert record from the MJQ – not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetOne Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $14.99
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetUnder The Jasmine Tree ... CD
Apple (UK), 1968. New Copy .... $9.99
A nice one! The MJQ record for the Beatles' famous Apple label, and the album's one of their most interesting of the 60s! The production's pretty straight, but the group's playing in a cool open-ended style that still has elements of their earlier work, but which really makes things a lot more ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Oscar Peterson TrioModern Jazz Quartet & The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Opera House ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet make a rare appearance on Verve Records in the 50s – splitting half the album here with the classic Oscar Peterson Trio! The live performance was recorded in Chicago, and definitely has the MJQ working in a looser vibe than on some of their late 50s recordings for ... read more CD

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Louis MoholoBra Louis Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978/1995. New Copy 2CDs .... $19.99
A beautiful double-length package of work from drummer Louis Moholo – a 2CD set that features one record from recent years, and a key classic from the 70s! Spirits Rejoice is one of the strongest 70s statements from ex-Blue Notes drummer Moholo – recorded in the company of fellow ... read more CD

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Louis Moholo & Alexander HawkinsKeep Your Heart Straight ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2012. New Copy .... $14.99
A smashing set of work from drummer Louis Moholo – a set that shows that after all these years, he's still a richly creative talent on his instrument! The album has Louis duetting with pianist Alexander Hawkins – a younger player who'd caught his ear a few years before, and who turns ... read more CD

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New Louis Moholo Moholo's Viva La BlackExile ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1990/1991. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
Brilliant recordings from drummer Louis Moholo – done at a time when he was one of the few surviving members of the legendary Blue Notes – working here with his Viva La Black combo, in a sound that has a similar mix of South African roots and European avant modes! The material's from ... read more CD

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New Louis Moholo, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny DyaniSpiritual Knowledge & Grace – Live In Eindhoven 1979 ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
A treasure! The set features rare live work from three key members of The Blue Notes, working here alongside tenorist Frank Wright in a late 70s performance from the Netherlands – issued here for the first time, and with really brilliant sound overall! The lineup features Dudu Pukwana on ... read more CD

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Thelonious MonkParis 1969 ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
A lost treasure from the legendary Thelonious Monk – a live date recorded in Paris at the end of the 60s – late in Monk's life, and every bit as wonderful as his famous 60s studio work with his quartet! Of that group, only Charlie Rouse remains on tenor sax – but Rouse is more ... read more CD
Also available Paris 1969 (CD & DVD) ... CD 14.99

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Thelonious MonkParis 1969 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy CD & DVD .... $14.99 15.98
A lost treasure from the legendary Thelonious Monk – a live date recorded in Paris at the end of the 60s – late in Monk's life, and every bit as wonderful as his famous 60s studio work with his quartet! Of that group, only Charlie Rouse remains on tenor sax – but Rouse is more ... read more CD
Also available Paris 1969 ... CD 13.99

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Thelonious Monk & John ColtraneComplete 1957 Riverside Recordings ... CD
Riverside/Concord, 1957. New Copy 2CD .... $4.99 19.98
A massively expanded package of music – filled with previously unreleased gems! The 2CD set features a landmark collaboration between John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk – two generations of jazz modern, working here to create some really incredible music! The core of this material is ... read more CD

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James MoodyJames Moody's Moods ... CD
Prestige (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy .... $22.99
James Moody really blows us away with this mid 50s set – already stepping past the straighter bop of early years, and finding a way to extend his sounds and moods through some tremendous solos and mighty fresh arrangements! The album's exactly the kind that makes Moody unlike anyone else ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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James MoodyMoody – James Moody & His Band (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $22.99
James Moody here – working with his excellent band of the mid 50s, in a set that really showcases all his great tones and styles! Moody plays both tenor and alto on the set – amidst Quincy Jones arrangements that make the slightly larger group swing with the punch of a small combo ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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James MoodySax & Flute Man (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Paula/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $28.99
A sweet set of electric funk from James Moody – and a great little record to match the grooves he was laying down at the Perception label in the early 70s – with a very unique sound! Moody's working here alongside some sweet work on electric piano by either Jodie Christian or Tennyson ... read more CD

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James MoodyWail Moody Wail ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $22.99
Wail Moody, indeed – a killer set from the 50s that really shows the strong development of James Moody after the initial bebop years – already growing into one of the most forward-thinking jazzman of his generation! The group here is a bit larger than before – a septet, put ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jemeel Moondoc & The Jus Grew OrchestraSpirit House ... CD
Eremite, 2000. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
A surprisingly bold large group session from Jemeel Moondoc – one that still has all the sense of soul of some of his smaller combo improvisations – but which also soars forth with a much richer vision as well! Improvisation is still at the core of the date, handled by some very strong ... read more CD

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Jemeel Moondoc, William Parker, Hamid DrakeNew World Pygmies Vol 2 ... CD
Eremite, 2000. New Copy 2 CDs .... $11.99 19.99
A wonderful follow-up to the incredible New World Pygmies set from saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc and bassist William Parker – one that not only features a double-length set of work, but also includes some guest drums from Hamid Drake on half the set! The core energy still really comes from the ... read more CD

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Jemeel Moondoc/Denis CharlesWe Don't ... CD
Eremite, 1981. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
Bold and brilliant duets from altoist Jemeel Moondoc and drummer Dennis Charles – the latter of whom is in tremendous form in this very free setting! There's a sense of soul and spirit that grabs us right from the start – these surprisingly deep notes from Moondoc, making us keep ... read more CD

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Lee MorganLee Morgan (aka The Last Session) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $18.99
Brilliant work throughout – the last studio album ever cut by Lee Morgan, and a mindblowing session that always leaves us wondering how massive he would have become if he hadn't been tragically murdered shortly after it was recorded! The album's a huge change from Morgan's already-great work ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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New Nate MorganJourney Into Nigritia ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy .... $9.99
A lost spiritual soul jazz classic – recorded in the early 80s, but with the feel of 70s independent work on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz! Pianist Nate Morgan's got a widely expansive vision – working here in a style that incorporates lots of blocky chords and modal grooves, ... read more CD

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New Nate MorganLive In Santa Barbara ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy .... $9.99
A great set from LA pianist Nate Morgan – one of the leading underground talents in the west coast soul jazz scene of the late 70s and early 80s! The album's a trio set, performed in an blocky, exploratory style that recalls McCoy Tyner's best early work – but which also has a free and ... read more CD

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Nate MorganRetribution, Reparation ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy .... $9.99
Great soul jazz from the LA underground! Pianist Nate Morgan plays in the tradition of McCoy Tyner and Stanley Cowell, with a swirling spiritual feel that's deeply rooted in a Love Supreme tradition. On this LP, he leads a quintet with Jesse Sharps on reeds and Danny Cortez on trumpet – and ... read more CD

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Koji Moriyama with the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioNight & Day (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $28.99
A real swinger of a record – one that features vocals and conga work by Koji Moriyama, with backing by the piano trio of Tsuyoshi Yamamoto! Given that Yamamoto's style is usually a bit more spare and laidback, it's nice to hear him grooving in a setting like this – as Moriyama's a ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Takeo MoriyamaFlush Up ... CD
Teichiku/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $26.99
A tremendous burner from Japanese drummer Takeo Moriyama – a really freewheeling set that rolls out with the kind of post-Coltrane energy that may well make Moriyama the Japanese equivalent of Elvin Jones! The drums are fantastic throughout – but the real star of the set may well be ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Takeo MoriyamaHush-A-Bye ... CD
Union/Think (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $26.99
Modal, magical, and mighty soulful too – a killer 70s set from drummer Takeo Moriyama, and one that wonderfully mixes lyrical moments with some more freewheeling energy! Moriyama's got a perfect balance with the group – and the album has some especially nice work on piano from the ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Lon MosheLove Is Where The Spirit Lies ... CD
Black Fire, 1977. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
An intense album of spiritual jazz tracks – played by Lon Moshe and the Southern Freedom Arkestra! The album was recorded in 1976, during the height of the Black Fire DC underground scene – and Moshe's playing vibes at the head of a large group that's perhaps the most spiritual ... read more CD

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Mostly Other People Do The KillingForty Fort ... CD
Hot Cup, 2010. New Copy .... $9.99
One of most joyful and energetic young jazz ensembles around – a group that's both powerful and playful, reverent of its forbears yet stands facing forward – with a fantastic fourth album in Forty Fort! The group is again working in their unique blend of jazz styles, with nods to the ... read more CD

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Mostly Other People Do The KillingRed Hot ... CD
Hot Cup, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99
Incredible sounds from this ultra-hip group – a jazz combo who blow us away again again with each new recording! This time around, Mostly Other People Do The Killing take on the sounds of trad jazz – but in a way that gives the whole thing a very avant spin, and pushes the music far ... read more CD

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Alphonse MouzonVirtue (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1977. New Copy Gatefold .... $19.99 24.98
A funky fusion classic from superdrummer Alphonse Mouzon – a rare date as a leader for MPS, and a set that rivals his best 70s grooves on Blue Note! The album's got a slightly more electric feel than some of Mouzon's previous work, but it's still far from the smoother soul of the 80s – ... read more CD
(Amazing LP sleeve edition – with full notes in English and German, new mastering, and even a paper)

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Bob MoverMy Heart Tells Me ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs .... $11.99 16.99
A really special double-disc package from saxophonist Bob Mover – one that doesn't just offer up a DVD presentation of the music on the CD – but a whole other batch of tunes itself! The set's almost like getting two different albums in one – and on the CD, Mover blows in a mellow ... read more CD

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Dawan MuhammadConsider The Source ... CD
Life Force Jazz, 1992. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Wonderful work from Bay Area reedman Dawan Muhammad – an overlooked spiritual jazz player who really sparkles strongly on this set! The album from the early 90s, but has a vibe that feels like material from the glory days of the 70s indie scene – especially the hip sound of the Oakland ... read more CD

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan 63 – The Concert Jazz Band ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
The sound of Gerry Mulligan in the early 60s – and one of the best records by his larger than usual Concert Jazz Band! Given Gerry's piano-less experiments of the 50s, it's surprising to actually have him as the pianist on this session – hitting the keys with a nice light touch, so ... read more CD

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Gerry MulliganWhat Is There To Say? ... CD
Columbia, 1959. New Copy .... $5.99 6.98
A beautiful pairing of the baritone of Gerry Mulligan and the trumpet of Art Farmer – brought together wonderfully in this piano-less session that has both players effortlessly carving lines in the open space of the studio. Rhythm is by the team of Bill Crow on bass and Dave Bailey on drums ... read more CD

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Minoru Muraoka & Tadao SawaiMandom – Syakuhachi & Koto Otoko No Sekai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $22.99 29.99
Very groovy sounds from the 60s – a hip blend of jazz and traditional Japanese instrumentation – lightly grooving rhythms at the bottom, topped with some totally sweet koto and shakuhachi! The light reedwork is perfect for the bossa style of the tunes – and there's definitely a ... read more CD

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Takeru Muraoka & Takao UematsuRide & Tie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Express/Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $34.99
Funky, fuzzy, and outta site – a really wonderful set of extended psychedelic jazz numbers from twin tenorists Takeru Muraoka and Takao Uematsu! The set's billed as a live tenor "battle" on the cover – but it's hardly the sort of record that you'd hear from American players ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality Series!)

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David MurrayComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings Of David Murray (Sweet Lovely/Morning Song/I Want To Talk About You/Hill/Sanctuary With) (7CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 7 CDs .... $46.99
Amazing small group work from saxophonist David Murray – and a body of material that really shows the reedman coming into his own! The Black Saint/Soul Note label was one of the first to really show faith in Murray – and allow him to step from the underground into the limelight of ... read more CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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David MurrayLive At Sweet Basil Vol 1 ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1984. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
A really bold step forward for David Murray – a seminal live recording that features one of the hippest big bands you'll ever hope to find! Murray really uses the date as a chance to express the full range of his musical talents – and often shows modes that are more traditional than ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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David MurrayLive At Sweet Basil Vol 2 ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1984. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
A really bold step forward for David Murray – a seminal live recording that features one of the hippest big bands you'll ever hope to find! Murray really uses the date as a chance to express the full range of his musical talents – and often shows modes that are more traditional than ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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David MurrayNew Life ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1987. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A new life for the ideas of saxophonist David Murray – worked out here in an octet of top-shelf players! The sound is avant one minute, swinging the next – and carried off with a rich sense of jazz tradition that really marks the growing appreciation of roots in the 80s generation of ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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David MurraySanctuary Within ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1991. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
David Murray in some really wonderful company here – playing both tenor and bass clarinet on a highly percussive date that features work from Sunny Murray and Kahil El'Zabar! Murray handles straight drums, and Kahil works with a host of percussion – very much in the same soulful spirit ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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David Murray with Gregory Porter & Macy GrayBe My Monster Love ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 14.98
David Murray sounds plenty great here on his own – working in a core quartet that features organ and piano from Marc Cary – but a number of tracks also feature vocals from the wonderful Gregory Porter – an excellent singer who really matches the depth and spirit of Murray's music! ... read more CD

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Sunny MurrayPerles Noires Vol 1 ... CD
Eremite, 2005. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
Magical work on drums from Sunny Murray – a later recording done with reedman Sabir Mateen – plus a few surprise guests on some of the tracks in the set! Murray's drums have all the power and presence we remember from years back – dimmed slightly with age, but given a lot more ... read more CD

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Sunny MurrayPerles Noires Vol 2 ... CD
Eremite, 2005. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
A great follow-up to the first Perles Noires album – and like that one, a set that starts with some great duet energy between reedman Sabir Mateen and drummer Sunny Murray! Sunny's playing the drum kit wonderfully here – almost melodically, with his approach to different touches and ... read more CD

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Sunny Murray/Sabir MateenWe Are Not At The Opera ... CD
Eremite, 1998. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
You're definitely not at the opera with a set like this – a batch of well-crafted improvisations between drummer Sunny Murray and reedman Sabir Mateen – who plays alto, tenor sax, and flute throughout the course of the record! Like most of the best Eremite releases, this one is a live ... read more CD

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Tonu NaissooTonu Naissoo Trio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1968. New Copy .... $18.99
Some of the earliest work from legendary Estonian pianist Tonu Naissoo – an artist who's only gotten his due on the global scene in the past decade or two, but who was a hell of a visionary right from the start! Tonu's got this way of balancing lyrical elements and darker corners – ... read more CD

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Seiichi NakamuraAdventure In My Dream (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $28.99
A great tenor saxophonist from the Japanese scene of the 70s – heard here in one of his hippest settings ever! Seiichi Nakamura really knows how to stretch things out, yet still keep things interesting – working here with a strong sense of rhythm that's really augmented by the use of ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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New Lewis NashHighest Mountain ... CD
Cellar Live, 2012. New Copy .... $14.99 15.99
Lewis Nash isn't just a hell of a drummer, he's a hell of a leader too – although one who hardly ever gets to cut sessions up front like this – which makes every one of them a treasure! Nash has really picked some top-shelf talent for this date – a quintet lineup that features ... read more CD

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New Direction UnitLive At Moers Festival (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1980. New Copy .... $28.99
The group here definitely earns the "new direction" in their name – as they work at a level that's quite compelling – kind of their own variant of free jazz, but with a spaciousness that's definitely spiritual – and which also seems to reflect some elements of more ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Phineas NewbornLook Out – Phineas Is Back! ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1976. New Copy .... $3.99 11.98
The first album from Phineas Newborn in a number of years – and a set with a strong enough sound to warrant the "Phineas Is Back" in the title! Newborn's sound here has hardly dimmed at all – and he's still got that great blend of complicated flourishes and bluesier ... read more CD

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David NewmanHouse Of David ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
One of David Newman's grooviest albums of the 60s – a stripped-down set that features a quartet with Hammond and guitar – all in a vibe that's a bit more relaxed than some of Newman's other sessions for Atlantic! There's a gritty edge to the record – with organ by the obscure ... read more CD

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Janko NilovicParis Balkans ... CD
Janko Nilovic, 2005. New Copy .... $9.99
Great recent work from the legendary Janko Nilovic – an artist that most folks know best for his sound library sessions of the 70s, still sounding great here in a jazz trio mode! Nilovic plays Yamaha keyboards, in a trio that features both acoustic and electric bass, and percussion as well ... read more CD

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Nimbus CollectiveLive In Lotus Land ... CD
Nimbus, 1987. New Copy 2CDs .... $9.99
A lost session of spiritual jazz – recorded in LA in the latter half of the 80s, but with a soaring, righteous vibe that's right up there with the 70s scene! The group here is incredible – an all-star array of the best talents working for Nimbus Records – Nate Morgan on piano, ... read more CD

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Nineteenth WholeSmilin' ... CD
Eastbound/Westbound (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the sweetest little jazz funk albums of the early 70s – and a masterful blend of vibes, guitar, and organ from this legendary Indianapolis combo! The group are probably best known for their backing work behind Grant Green on some of his funky Blue Note sides – or for vibes ... read more CD
(Comes in a great little cardboard LP-styled sleeve!)

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Sal NisticoHeavyweights/Comin On Up ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. New Copy .... $3.99 17.98
2 early 60s sessions by tenorist Sal Nistico – a great player who spent most of his life in bigger bands, but who also knew how to shine on small group settings like these! They sure got the title right on the CD, as Sal's playing tenor in groups that feature many heavyweights, and soul jazz ... read more CD

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Bill O'Connell & The Latin Jazz All-StarsZocalo ... CD
Savant, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
A great mix of Latin rhythms and well-crafted jazz performance – brought together in a fluid vibe that's mighty nice all the way through! Pianist Bill O'Connell's got a really great vision for this record – one that moves past obvious Latin jazz modes, and cares less about traditional ... read more CD

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Hod O'Brien & Jon Eardley QuartetYardbird Suite ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz (Netherlands), 1990. New Copy .... $9.99
A rare meeting of two great American talents overseas – the wonderful pianist Hod O'Brien, and trumpet modernist Jon Eardley! The pairing's a great one – as Hod's warmly soulful approach to the keys is offset by some of Eardley's sharper horn lines as the players stretch out over some ... read more CD

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Hod O'Brien with Ted BrownI Hear A Rhapsody – Live At The Bimhuis Amsterdam ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy .... $9.99
The great tenorist Ted Brown joins the trio of pianist Hod O'Brien – in a late 80s set that's a wonderful reminder that Brown still had plenty to offer in later years! Ted's tone is almost right up there with his work on the classic Freewheelin album – and the relaxed setting provided ... read more CD

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Claus OgermanGate Of Dreams ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $13.99
A pretty ambitious album from easy arranger Claus Ogerman – a hell of a talent, and the man who provided backings for some of our favorite albums! The album's kind of a "jazz meets orchestra" affair – done in the mode of some of Ogerman's backdrops for artists with a soloist ... read more CD

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New Linda OhSun Pictures ... CD
Greenleaf, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99 14.98
Beautiful sounds from bassist Linda Oh – a very vivid set that definitely lives up to the pictures promised in the title! Oh's got this way of painting in sound that we really love – sometimes in a straighter jazz formation, sometimes with a more lyrical, open brush that really makes ... read more CD

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Grassella OliphantGrass Is Greener ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $14.99
A sweet soulful set from drummer Grasella Oliphant – one of two legendary albums cut for Atlantic Records in the 60s – and the one with a very heavy-hitting lineup! The vibe here is somewhere between Blue Note Hammond dates and soul jazz on Prestige Records in the mid 60s – as ... read more CD

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New Grassella Oliphant QuartetteGrass Roots ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the few albums ever cut by drummer Grassella Oliphant – a soulful smoker that really shows the hip approach to jazz on Atlantic Records in the 60s! The album's got a tight groove that comes from superb efforts from a great quartet – Oliphant's drums in the lead, plus tenor from ... read more CD

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Junko OnishiWow ... CD
Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1993. New Copy .... $22.99
The title definitely gets it right – as the set's an exclamatory surprise from pianist Junko Onishi – just the right sort of set to launch a long career in music! Many of the tunes are originals, played with a fierce finish that comes through right away – a heavier left hand than ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Otis Trio74 Club ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy .... $16.99
A very cool combo from contemporary Brazil – a trio who work with guitar, bass, and drums at the core – but open up plenty of space for extra work on vibes, tenor, soprano, trumpet, and trombone! The vibes are especially great – and feature on almost all the tracks here – ... read more CD

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George OtsukaPage 1 ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $24.99
The start of a great run from the trio of Japanese drummer George Otsuka – a player who really brings an imaginative style to the piano trio mode! Otsuka's got a way of stretching out while also swinging – a bit more conventional here than on later records, but still already quite ... read more CD
(Special on-demand CD from Sony Japan – done in very limited quantities, as a way of reissuing these rare jazz gems – and still with full color artwork!)

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George OtsukaPage 2 ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $19.99
Freewheeling work from Japanese drummer George Otsuka – leading a trio here with pianist Hideo Ichikawa, a really great player who works with some of the soul jazz touches of American players of the 60s, but who also opens up with a more loosely expressive mode that points the way towards ... read more CD
(Special on-demand CD from Sony Japan – done in very limited quantities, as a way of reissuing these rare jazz gems – and still with full color artwork!)

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George OtsukaPhysical Structure (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $28.99
Japanese drummer George Otsuka is always one hell of a hip cat – one of those players whose name on a record always means that we'll pick it up – and never fail to hear something wonderful! And while Otsuka first got his start working with a piano trio at the end of the 60s, this sweet ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Quartet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef (Japan), 1952. New Copy .... $26.99
Charlie Parker recorded in a number of different modes for Norman Granz and Verve Records – but small combo material like this is still probably the best illustration of the alto giant's genius – his lean, clean style that was full of sharp modern energy and unmistakable brilliance! ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker With Strings (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef (Japan), 1949. New Copy .... $26.99
The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey approach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker With Strings Vol 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef (Japan), 1950. New Copy .... $26.99
The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey approach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New Charlie ParkerOne Night In Birdland ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1950. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
Rare live material from Charlie Parker – recorded in the very familiar territory of the Birdland nightclub, but not issued until an LP release from the 70s! The material originally was broadcast on radio, but through the series of the Rose transcription disc archive – which meant ... read more CD

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1949/1950. New Copy .... $26.99
A classic meeting of two giants from the early years of bop – altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie – brought together here in a session that Norman Granz would later list as one of the truest realizations of his vision for recording jazz music! Parker's sharp lines are ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Bird & Diz (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD 5.99

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Evan Parker & Joe McPheeWhat/If/They Both Could Fly ... CD
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Two masters of sound and texture coming together wonderfully – in a set of live duets that feature McPhee on pocket trumpet and soprano sax, and Evan Parker on tenor! We haven't heard the players duet since their mid 00s release on Okka Disk – and this set shows an even more ... read more CD
Also available What/If/They Both Could Fly (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Evan Parker/Derek Bailey/Han BenninkTopography Of The Lungs (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Incus/PSI (UK), 1970. New Copy .... $16.99
A landmark album in the British avant garde – the first set ever issued on Incus Records, and a monumental set of improvisations between Evan Parker on saxes, Hank Bennink on percussion, and Derek Bailey on guitar! The album followed from some great energy on the British scene of the ... read more CD

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William ParkerThrough Acceptance Of The Mystery Place (with bonus track) ... CD
Centering/Eremite, 1976/1981. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
Early genius from William Parker – a set of work inspired by the poems of Kenneth Patchen, and performed with a really vivid sound overall! The players here differ from track to track – and the album comes together almost like a sonic suite – echoing some themes very slightly, ... read more CD

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William ParkerWood Flute Songs Anthology – Live 2006 to 2012 (8CD set) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 8 CDs .... $62.99
Some of the most amazing work we've ever heard from this legendary bassist – a set that's not based around music from a wooden flute, but which instead refers to the instrument in its title – as an illustration of the very organic approach of the work within! The 8CDs offer up eight ... read more CD
(Limited to 1500 copies!)

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New William Parker Double QuartetAlphaville Suite – Music Inspired By The Jean Luc Godard Film ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2007. New Copy .... $15.99
A really unusual project from bassist William Parker – a great tribute to the legendary Godard film Alphaville, done with music that's a surprisingly great fit! There's almost a jazz soundtrack feel to the record at points – a bit straighter than usual for Parker, but still with plenty ... read more CD

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Jaco PastoriusTwins II – Aurex Jazz Festival 1982 ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1982. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Jaco Pastorius at the height of his powers – working here on a set of smoking live recordings that feature both the Word Of Mouth Sextet, and a larger big band! The core combo features Pastorius on some really incredible bass – that re-worked approach to the electric instrument in jazz ... read more CD

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Kim PatersonDuende ... CD
Sarang Bang (New Zealand), 2012. New Copy Gatefold .... $3.99
Spiritual sounds from New Zealand trumpeter Kim Paterson – a player best known for work in the Mike Nock group – stepping out here with a widely expansive vision as a leader! Paterson's got plenty of help here – a large, shifting lineup that really makes for a well-crafted batch ... read more CD

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John PattonThat Certain Feeling ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $18.99
A brilliantly bubbling session from Hammond genius John Patton – and a set that serves as a real link between the gutbucket soul of his early years, and some of the fresher phrasing he was beginning to explore at Blue Note! Patton's lines on the keys are a wonderful thing to behold (and ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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John PattonUnderstanding ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the coolest, hippest albums on Blue Note from organist John Patton – a set that really shows the Hammond giant taking on a new sense of direction – especially in his rhythms! The album's one of a few of John's to feature great drums from the massively overlooked Hugh Walker ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Duke PearsonBaltimore 1969 ... CD
Uptown, 1969. New Copy .... $14.99 16.99
A much-needed recording of the late 60s big band of pianist Duke Pearson – an amazing ensemble who only recorded just a bit for Blue Note – and who really shine here in this rare concert performance! The set was recorded as part of the legendary late 60s run of concerts for Baltimore's ... read more CD

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Duke PearsonIt Could Only Happen With You ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
Pivotal work from Duke Pearson – a brilliant set that perfectly sums up all the criss-crossing of styles he was working on in the late 60s – and comes up with a wonderful blend of electric jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and just a touch of 70s soul! Pearson plays some sweet Fender Rhodes on ... read more CD

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New Duke PearsonNow Hear This ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $18.99
Duke Pearson knocks it out of the park with this one – perfectly summing up all the new ideas in jazz arranging and large ensemble work he'd been exploring at Blue Note – and pushing things way way past his previous small group material as well! The album's quite different than most ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Duke PearsonPrairie Dog ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $14.99
Dark genius from Duke Pearson – quite possibly one of his hippest records ever, and an album that's filled with surprising twists and turns! At one level, the set seems to be a simple batch of soul jazz tunes – in the mode of Pearson's mid-60s classics on Blue Note – but at ... read more CD

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Jeremy PeltFace Forward Jeremy ... CD
High Note, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
Tremendous work from Jeremy Pelt – a set that continues the bold move forward that he's made with his music in recent years – a great time that seems to have Pelt finding a whole new voice of his own, while also embracing some key inspiration from 70s electric giants like Miles Davis or ... read more CD

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New Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. New Copy .... $6.99 11.98
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)
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Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 3.99
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 5.99

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New Art PepperNo Limit ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1978. New Copy .... $5.99 11.98
A nice lost late number from Art Pepper – a freewheeling set of tracks that really show the influence of John Coltrane on Pepper's work – cut with a quartet that includes George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on "blitz bass", and Carl Burnett on drums. The tracks are long, and ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Carl PerkinsIntroducing Carl Perkins (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dootone/Boplicity (UK), 1956. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the few albums as a leader cut by legendary LA pianist Carl Perkins – an amazing talent on his instrument, and one who had an unusual "sideways" approach to the keys! Perkins kind of leaned alongside the piano – so that his body was parallel to the instrument, and his ... read more CD

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New Houston PersonBroken Windows, Empty Hallways/Sweet Buns & Barbeque ... CD
Prestige, 1972. New Copy .... $4.99 18.98
2 sides of sweet electric grooving from Houston Person – records that feature his soulful tenor set in larger arrangements than on his earlier small combo Prestige sessions, in a mode that's a bit like some of the larger jazz sets coming out on CTI and Kudu at the time! Like Stanley ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout notch.)

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New Houston PersonIsland Episode ... CD
Prestige, 1971/1973. New Copy .... $4.99 11.99
A lost treasure! This set features 9 unreleased tracks recorded by Houston Person during the height of his jazz funk years for Prestige – one track with a group that includes Billy Butler on guitar, Ernie Hayes on organ, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet – the ... read more CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Houston PersonNice N Easy ... CD
High Note, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
Nice and easy – and plenty soulful and swinging too – a great little set from tenor giant Houston Person, played with a quintet that features some excellent vibes from Chuck Redd too! The use of vibes is a nice mix with Person's bold horn – and Redd rings out in a way that ... read more CD
Also available Nice N Easy ... CD 9.99

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Hannibal Marvin PetersonOne With The Wind ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Hannibal made some mighty wonderful music in the 70s – and he really carries that tradition strongly forward on this overlooked gem from the early 90s! The album's not as boldly righteous as some of Peterson's dates for MPS, but it's still got a hell of a lot of soul – a well-blown ... read more CD

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Marvin Hannibal PetersonAngels Of Atlanta ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1981. New Copy .... $11.99 14.99
One of the most ambitious works ever by Marvin Hannibal Peterson – a larger work dedicated to the 20 African-American children murdered by a serial killer in Atlanta, performed here with a mix of choral voices and jazz instrumentation! The piece follows strongly in a legacy of that format ... read more CD

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Oscar Peterson & Stephane GrappelliSkol (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1979. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
A beautiful pairing of Oscar Peterson and Stephane Grappelli – two artists who'd recorded together before, but who sound especially nice in this live setting! The group's a quintet – with the guitar of Joe Pass, bass of Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, and drums of Mickey Roker – ... read more CD

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Ralph PetersonV ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy .... $22.99
One of the boldest artists on the revived Blue Note label in the late 80s – drummer Ralph Peterson, working here with a really great group of younger talents too! The fire of the musicians really hints at all the power they'd unleash in the coming decade – and the group features Steve ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Didier Petit & Alexandre PierrepontPassages – A Road Record ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2012. New Copy .... $16.99
A book, a CD, and a richly collaborative project – one that brings together the writings of Alexandre Pierrepont and the improvisational work of Didier Petit – with help from a huge host of other musicians as well! The music's the main attraction to our ears – as the set ... read more CD

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Michel Petrucciani/Jim Hall/Wayne ShorterPower Of Three ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1986. New Copy .... $22.99
A key moment in the career of pianist Michel Petrucciani – and a set that features an amazing collaboration with guitarist Jim Hall, and a fair bit of great tenor and soprano sax from Wayne Shorter too! Hall's guitar is heard on every track on the set – ringing out in those wonderfully ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
 
 



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