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Jackie McLeanNew & Old Gospel ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used .... $6.99
One of Jackie McLean's last "new thing" albums for Blue Note – and a very unique record that features Ornette Coleman on trumpet! The sound here is stark and hard – slight hints of the soulfulness that the "gospel" in the title might imply, mixed with the angular ... read more CD

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Jackie McLeanVertigo ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Fantastic lost material from Jackie McLean! The set was recorded right before his "new thing" era – in the same period as the amazing Fickle Sonance album. And like that one, this features Jackie edging out towards modernist ideas, yet still swinging hard and fierce, with a firey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lannie McMillanBreakin Through ... LP
HCRC, 1981. Very Good+ .... $9.99
A mixture of mellow jazz and smooth soul numbers from tenor player Lannie McMillan – recorded in the smooth modern style of other albums on the HCRC label. Most of the tunes are instrumental, although a few have chorus type vocals – and the overall feel of the set is kind of like some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting.)

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Jimmy McPartlandMusic Man Goes Dixieland ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good .... $3.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Joe McPheeGlasses ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Extraordinary work from one of the true giants of the American scene – a mindblowing set of mostly solo sounds from reedman Joe McPhee – also working here on flugelhorn and a bit of percussion as well! The set begins with the incredible "Glasses" – a piece that appears ... read more CD

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New Joe McPheeLoneliest Woman ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1981. New Copy .... $7.99
A previously-unissued performance from Joe McPhee – recorded in the early 80s, and a searing ensemble take on Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman"! The arrangements are beautiful – as the track retains some of the haunting melody of the original composition, yet has a loose, ... read more CD

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New Joe McPheeNation Time – The Complete Recordings (Nation Time/Black Magic Man/Nation Time Preview/rare tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Early 70s. New Copy 4CDs .... $42.99 50.00
A tremendous look at the early years of the legendary Joe McPhee – a set that's based around his classic Nation Time album, and which features other live material from the same time – including a Hat Hut album, and two CDs' worth of previously unissued work! The core album is legendary ... read more CD

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Joe McPheeSonic Elements – For Trumpet & Alto Saxophone ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
The title really gets things right here – as Joe McPhee is in some of his most sonic territory – really working sometimes at a level that's way beyond music, yet still managing to bring a strong sense of soul to the set too! The album begins with "Episode One", dedicated to ... read more CD

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Joe McPheeTrinity ... LP
CJR/Bo Weavil (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
One of Joe McPhee's strongest early albums – and a real breakthrough from his sound on Nation Time! The group here is a trio – with Mike Kull on electric and acoustic piano, and Harold E Smith on percussion – and the lack of a bass player gives the group an incredible sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe McPheeUnderground Railroad ... LP
CJR/Bo Weavil (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
Joe McPhee's first record – the start of an amazing legacy in jazz, even if the original pressing was only issued in a small number of copies! Even at this early stage, Joe's showing a strong musical vision – working in a style that moves off the New York avant scene of the 60s, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe McPheeVariations On A Blue Line – Round Midnight ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Seminal solo work from the great Joe McPhee – and a crucial album in linking the American and European undergrounds of the 70s! Joe's working alone here – on soprano sax and tenor – and getting some amazing sounds out of both horns – the kind of post-musical, highly-textural ... read more CD

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Joe McPhee & Chris CorsanoScraps & Shadows (with bonus download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 2012. New Copy .... $15.99
Amazing work from Joe McPhee – heard here in an unbridled setting that features only the drums of Chris Corsano for accompaniment! The set was recorded in the tiny Sugar Maple club in Milwaukee – and has Joe and Chris paying tribute to some of their big inspirations, both musically and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes free download.)

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Joe McPhee & Chris CorsanoUnder A Double Moon (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 2011. New Copy .... $14.99
A pairing of sax and trumpet player Joe McPhee and drummer Chris Corsano – recorded live in Paris on the duo's European tour in spring '10! McPhee's pedigree in improvisational music is as solid and uncompromisingly brilliant as just about any player we can think of – and his live work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 album download.)

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Joe McPhee & Ingebrigt Haker-FlatenBrooklyn DNA ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2012. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
Not just a great duo set between reedman Joe McPhee and bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – but also a set that pays tribute to the rich legacy of Brooklyn jazz from the 40s onward – pulling together strands of influences from Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, and others! McPhee ... read more CD

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Joe McPhee/Ernie BosticLive At Vassar 1970 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy 2CDs .... $16.99
Some of the hippest jazz ever played at Vassar College – and previously-unreleased work from avant legend Joe McPhee, recorded right around the same time as his classic Nation Time record! One CD features a smoking performance by McPhee on tenor – working with a group that also ... read more CD

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Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $11.99
Charles McPherson plays with a large ensemble in this tribute to Billie Holiday – in a core group with piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section. Tracks are mostly Billie Holiday standards, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker.)

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Marion MeadowsPlayer's Club ... CD
Heads Up, 2004. Used .... $6.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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New MeleeBare Those Excellent Teeth II ... LP
Broken Research, 2007. Near Mint- .... $14.99
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(White vinyl pressing #131/200.)

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Marcello MelisFree To Dance ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A free-thinking and spiritual session from Italian bassist Marcello Melis – recorded right at the height of his late 70s powers! The album's a richly collaborative effort – one that draws strongly from contributions by players who include Lester Bowie and Enrico Rava on trumpets, ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Gil MelleGil's Guests ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956/1957. New Copy .... $22.99
We've got a long-standing love affair with the music of Gil Melle, and this CD's a perfect example of why we think he's so great! Melle was an enigmatic baritone player who recorded for Blue Note and Prestige in the 50's, and his recordings for both labels have a strange other-wordly quality that's ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Gil MellePatterns In Jazz (45rpm – 180gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1956. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $49.99
Incredible stuff – the only full length LP recorded by Gil Melle for Blue Note – after a series of groundbreaking 10" sessions during the early 50s! The album's got a sound that's almost impossible to describe – bringing Melle's modern baritone sax work into play with a ... 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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Gil MelleQuadrama ... CD
Prestige (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy .... $22.99
Sublime work from one of the true originals of 50s jazz! Gil Melle was a baritonist – but with a sound and approach that was completely unique – very different than bigger names on the instrument, like Jimmy Giuffre or Pepper Adams. He had an icy touch that was surprising for the ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Melodic Artet (Brackeen/Abdullah/Parker/Blank/WateMelodic Artet ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1974. New Copy .... $18.99
A genius group from the glory days of the New York avant scene of the 70s – yet one who haven't been nearly as well-documented as some of their contemporaries! The lineup here is legendary – a quintet with Charles Brackeen on tenor, flute, and soprano sax, Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, ... read more CD

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Meltable Snaps ItPoints Blank ... LP
No Man's Land (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- .... $16.99
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(Cover has a light mark from sticker removal.)

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Vince MendozaEpiphany ... CD
Zebra, 1997. Used .... $11.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Roy MeriwetherJesus Christ Superstar Goes Jazz ... LP
Notes Of Gold, 1972. Near Mint- .... $14.99
Excellent album that includes Roy's funky version of the score to Jesus Christ Superstar. As Overton Berry and others have shown, there's some nice moments in the score that can sound nice and funky if played the right way – and believe us, Roy's playing them the right way. Much better than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a small spot of tape on the spine.)

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Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & SwitchWhat Is Known ... CD
Trem Azul/Clean Feed (Portugal), 2011. Used Gatefold .... $4.99
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Mezz MezzrowSwingin With Mezz ... LP
Vogue (France), Late 40s. Very Good .... $7.99
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(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam and some wear, with a bit of pencil and a piece ripped off at the opening on the back.)

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Mezz Mezzrow & Sidney Bechet/Sammy PriceKing Jazz Story Vol 4 – Revolutionary Blues ... LP
Storyville (Sweden), Mid 40s. Near Mint- .... $2.99
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(Cover has some staining and rippling along the bottom two inches, with a small sticker on the back.)

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Mighty MightySee The Light ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
A great debut from an ultra-jazzy combo from the Finnish scene – one with the same sort of fire and crackle as the best groups on the Ricky Tick label! The tracks have a blend of 60s hardbop with some later soulful elements – and leader Kari Setala's got a mighty great touch on both ... read more CD
Also available See The Light (with bonus CD) ... LP 26.99

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Mighty MightySee The Light (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $26.99
A great debut from an ultra-jazzy combo from the Finnish scene – one with the same sort of fire and crackle as the best groups on the Ricky Tick label! The tracks have a blend of 60s hardbop with some later soulful elements – and leader Kari Setala's got a mighty great touch on both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the whole album – with bonus tracks not on the vinyl.)
Also available See The Light ... CD 19.99

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Dave Mihaly & The Shimmering Leaves EnsembleRivers ... CD
Dave Mihaly, 2013. New Copy .... $5.99
Unusual sounds from drummer Dave Mihaly – a player who's well-schooled in jazz tradition, but also really opens himself up to more genre-crossing sounds on this set – a mode that partly echoes his participation in the group Mushroom, but which also shows a much more sensitive side too! ... read more CD

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Bingo Miki & Tatsuya TakahashiScandinavian Suite (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $28.99
A really cool blend of jazz and electronics – done up in some of the ambitious modes of composer Bingo Miki's other work, yet with a style that's a lot more straight ahead overall! The jazz component of the record is served up strongly by tenorist Tatsuya Takahashi – who leads a group ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Jerzy MilianStratus Nimbus – BRT Big Band Sketches 1982 to 1987 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy .... $16.99
Wonderful large group material from Polish jazz genius Jerzy Milian – an artist we usually know for his work on vibes, but who emerges here to be a hell of a composer and arranger as well! Most of the tracks here feature some work on vibes – played both by Jerzy and Clark Boland Big ... read more CD

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Jerzy Milian & Gustav BromBlues For Praha – Swingin' Czechoslovak Vibes 1965 to 1966 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1965. New Copy .... $16.99
A great combination of Eastern European jazz talents of the 60s – the vibes of Jerzy Milian and the bigger band of Gustav Brom – both coming together here in a very unique recording! Milian's vibes are not only some of the best of his scene at the time – but some of the best of ... read more CD


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Stu MindemanIn Your Waking Eyes – Poems By Langston Hughes ... CD
Stu Mindeman, 2013. Used .... $5.99
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Kosuke MineMine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $28.99
Early work from this tremendous Japanese saxophonist – working here on both alto and soprano sax, in styles that are sharply angular, but also quite warm and soulful! Kosuke Mine's got a quality that's a bit like Joe Henderson at the same time – obviously informed by earlier hardbop, ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used 2CD .... $33.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. In a Japanese double CD case.)

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus ... CD
Candid (UK), 1960. Used .... $5.99
The title's an apt one, because after frustrations experienced working for Columbia and other labels, Mingus is finally allowed the freedom here to present his own ideas in all their unfettered glory – working with a bracingly tight quartet that features Eric Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet ... read more CD

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New Charles MingusCharles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus ... LP
Candid, 1960. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
The title's an apt one, because after frustrations experienced working for Columbia and other labels, Mingus is finally allowed the freedom here to present his own ideas in all their unfettered glory – working with a bracingly tight quartet that features Eric Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Charles MingusClown ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Stunning stuff – and one of the greatest Charles Mingus albums of all time – a true treasure recorded in that magical year of 1957, when Mingus was finally finding his strongest voice in modern music! The album's near-perfect from start to finish – as bold a statement in jazz as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusComplete Columbia & RCA Albums (10 CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 CDs .... $42.99 69.98
Incredible music from Charles Mingus – a set that's pulled from a few different periods, yet features some of his greatest recordings ever! The package begins with a stunning 2CD version of Tijuana Moods – a true Mingus masterpiece, filled with amazing rhythms and mindblowing solos ... read more CD

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Charles MingusHis Final Work ... CD
Point (Germany), 1977. Used .... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusJazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1954. New Copy .... $11.99 12.99
A pivotal album in the career of Charles Mingus – one that really has him honing his sound, and reaching for that trademark mix of modernism and raw emotion that set a whole generation on fire! The album's a lot more freewheeling than other Mingus material from the time – although ... read more CD
(Newly remastered version!)
Also available
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... LP 17.99
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD 4.99

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Charles MingusJazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1954. Used .... $4.99
A pivotal album in the career of Charles Mingus – one that really has him honing his sound, and reaching for that trademark mix of modernism and raw emotion that set a whole generation on fire! The album's a lot more freewheeling than other Mingus material from the time – although ... read more CD
(Newly remastered version!)
Also available
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD 11.99
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... LP 17.99

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Charles MingusJazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1954. New Copy (reissue).... $17.99 19.99
A pivotal album in the career of Charles Mingus – one that really has him honing his sound, and reaching for that trademark mix of modernism and raw emotion that set a whole generation on fire! The album's a lot more freewheeling than other Mingus material from the time – although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered version!)
Also available
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD 11.99
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD 4.99

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Charles MingusMe Myself An Eye/Something Like A Bird ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1978/1980. Used 2CD .... $4.99
Two late albums from Charles Mingus – back to back on a single CD! Me Myself An Eye is complicated later work from Mingus – a great illustration of the way his power to command a large ensemble never wavered as the years went on! The album features two different large groups of ... read more CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Charles MingusMingus At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1974. Used .... $5.99
Charles Mingus at Carnegie Hall – but playing here with relaxed and intimate feel that's not what you might expect from the staid setting! The album features 2 long tracks – both done in more of a jam session mode than any other Charles Mingus recordings we can think of. Both numbers ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Charles MingusMingus In Europe ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1964. Used .... $7.99
Great recordings from Mingus' important 1964 tour of Europe – recorded in Germany in April of the year, with a group that features Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, Clifford Jordan, and Dannie Richmond. The sophistication of the group shows Mingus at a high point – working beautifully with ... read more CD

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Charles MingusMingus In Europe Volume 1 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1964. Used .... $9.99
Great recordings from Mingus' important 1964 tour of Europe – recorded in Germany in April of the year, with a group that features Eric Dolphy, Jaki Byard, Clifford Jordan, and Dannie Richmond. The sophistication of the group shows Mingus at a high point – working beautifully with ... read more CD

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New Charles Mingus with Eric DolphyCornell 1964 ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used 2CD .... $13.99
A real musical discovery – not just for the fact that the CD represents a previously-unreleased concert by Charlies Mingus – but also because the sounds and styles here offer up a version of Mingus that's almost more adventurous than some of his other albums of the time! The sextet ... read more CD

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Mingus Big BandLive In Time ... CD
Dreyfus (Canada), 1996. Used 2CD .... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Marcos MirandaExilio Y Las Voces Del Soliloquio (7 CD set) ... CD
Aisha, 2007. Used 7 CDs .... $29.99
CD
(Please note that the slipcover is intact but has some creased edges.)

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New Billy MitchellColossus Of Detroit ... LP
Xanadu, 1979. Near Mint- .... $7.99
A nice set of laidback hard bop grooves featuring the great tenor talent of Billy Mitchell, the piano playing of Barry Harris, the bass playing of Sam Jones, and the funky drumming of Walt Bolden. Nothing fancy, but plenty of long tracks with good room for solos – as on the best of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen, a partially split top seam, and light staining along the bottom 2 inches.)

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Blue MitchellBantu Village ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $16.99
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean ... read more CD
Also available Bantu Village ... LP 9.99

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Blue MitchellBantu Village ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bantu Village ... CD 16.99

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New Blue MitchellBlue Soul ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. New Copy .... $5.99
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is ... read more CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Blue MitchellHeads Up! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the first albums to feature the trumpet of Blue Mitchell in a larger group – a really great move that let his soulful horn really come to the lead! Blue sounds wonderful here – soaring out in front of larger charts from Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Don Pickett, and Melba Liston ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Blue MitchellMany Shades Of Blue ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $28.99
Sweet electric 70s funk from Blue Mitchell – blowing here in some of the hippest arrangements of his career! Blue's trumpet alone is always pretty darn great, but for this album he's working with arranger Dave Matthews – who gives the tunes fierce groove that mixes vamping guitars with ... read more CD

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Nicole MitchellEngraved In The Wind ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2013. New Copy .... $15.99
Really lovely work from Nicole Mitchell – an artist who's really been blowing our minds in recent years – working in a wide variety of styles, all of them great! This set has Nicole blowing solo flute, but in a setting that appears to have her on two different versions of the ... read more CD

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New Nicole Mitchell Black Earth EnsembleIntergalactic Beings ... CD
FPE, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99
Mindblowing sounds from Chicago flute player Nicole Mitchell – a set of work inspired by the science fiction writings of Octavia Butler – with a striking style to match! Although the music has some arch qualities that live up to the darkness of Butler's writings, the performance here ... read more CD
Also available Intergalactic Beings (Dusty Groove exclusive edition – with bonus art print) ... LP 22.99

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New Nicole Mitchell Black Earth EnsembleIntergalactic Beings (Dusty Groove exclusive edition – with bonus art print) ... LP
FPE, 2014. New Copy .... $22.99
Mindblowing sounds from Chicago flute player Nicole Mitchell – a set of work inspired by the science fiction writings of Octavia Butler – with a striking style to match! Although the music has some arch qualities that live up to the darkness of Butler's writings, the performance here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A Dusty Groove exclusive deluxe edition – featuring a print from the animated art of Adebukola Bodunrin! Available at our Chicago store starting on April 19, 2014 – Record Store Day. Quantities EXTREMELY limited!)
Also available Intergalactic Beings ... CD 11.99

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New Nicole Mitchell's Ice CrystalAquarius ... CD
Delmark, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
An amazing new setting for the flute of Nicole Mitchell – the ultra-cool Ice Crystal quartet, which features sublime interplay between Mitchell and vibist Jason Adasiewicz! The blend of vibes and flute is mindblowing – and used here with the sense of space, soul, and sound that you'd ... read more CD

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Red MitchellRed Mitchell ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the first-ever sessions as a leader from west coast bassist Red Mitchell – a great start to a career that definitely showed that Red was always a cut above the usual rhythm player! The album features some very nice arrangements that open things up in a west coast mode that's never too ... read more CD

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Roscoe MitchellRoscoe Mitchell Quartet – Live At A Space 1975 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sackville, 1975. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
One of Roscoe Mitchell's greatest albums from the 70s – a record that easily matches, if not beats, his classic recordings for Delmark and Nessa! Like those sets, there's a perfect sense of clarity here – the best essence of the AACM scene, taken to its most adventurous level by Roscoe ... read more CD

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New Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound ... LP
Delmark, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the first bold statements to come from Chicago's AACM underground of the 60s – a tremendous debut effort from the young Roscoe Mitchell! The album's got a "sense of the new" feel that's as gripping as anything recorded by ESP or Impulse around the same time – a rule-bre ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mitchell-Ruff TrioAfter This Message ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the most interesting records from the duo of Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff – thanks to the addition of the great percussionist Helicio Milito on drums! Helcio worked with the Tamba Trio, and has a very groovy sense of rhythm that works great with the inventive piano of Mitchell and ... read more CD

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Naosuke MiyamotoStep! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $28.99
A group led by bassist Naosuke Miyamoto, but one that features some especially great horn work in the lead! The ensemble's a sextet, and features a three-point frontline with trumpet from Kunji Shigi, alto from Takashi Furuya, and tenor and soprano from Takeshi Goto – really stretching out ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD.)

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Takashi MizuhashiOnly Trust Your Heart ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1977. Very Good+ .... $14.99
Features Takashi Mizuhasi on bass, with Hideo Ichikawa on piano and George Otsuka on drums. Titles include "Lady T", "But Not For Me", "Only Trust Your Heart", and "Black Orpheus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Hank MobleyDippin' ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Hank's most solid sessions from the mid 60's – recorded with a hard-biting lineup that has Lee Morgan, Harold Mabern, and Larry Ridley – coming together under Mobley's expansive style of the time! The record's a key turning point in his career – as Hank moves from a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank MobleyFlip ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $18.99
Late work by tenor giant Hank Mobley – and a really unique session that stands out from his other Blue Note work of the time! The set was recorded in Paris with an ultra-hip lineup – one that features Dizzy Reece on trumpet and Slide Hampton on trombone – both fresh players ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Hank MobleyHank Mobley's Message ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $22.99
Hank Mobley's message is mighty darn clear here – ringing out loud and true, with that tone that made Hank one of the most exciting new tenor talents of the time! The album captures Mobley in his pre-Blue Note years, but Hank already has a strength and vision as a leader to match his solo ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Hank MobleyNo Room For Squares (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
No room for squares with grooves this great – a classic Hank Mobley session from the mid 60s, and one that really shows the growth in his style at the time! The work's still strongly in a hardbop style, but modal elements are definitely creeping into the mix – a bolder sense of rhythm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hank MobleyThinking of Home ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Hank Mobley's last recordings for Blue Note, and a record that really shows him stretching it out – hitting territory hardly imagined on his earlier hardbop sides! The album's still somewhat inside, but the overall feel is much more spacious than before – a sound that has some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank MobleyThinking of Home ... LP
Blue Note, 1970/1980. Very Good .... $9.99
One of Hank Mobley's last recordings for Blue Note, and a record that really shows him stretching it out – hitting territory hardly imagined on his earlier hardbop sides! The album's still somewhat inside, but the overall feel is much more spacious than before – a sound that has some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole)

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Modern Jazz DisciplesRight Down Front ... CD
New Jazz (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $22.99
One of those great obscure moments in the Prestige Records catalog of the 60s – a record by a really obscure local group, and not just another set in the studio by one of the bigger names of the time! The combo hail from Cinnicinnatti, and feature Curtis Peagler on tenor and alto sax – ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetBest Of Modern Jazz Quartet ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Mid 50s. Used .... $13.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetConcorde (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. Used .... $14.99
Even at this early point in their career, the Modern Jazz Quartet were plenty proud of their relation to and reception in Paris – almost rubbing their international fame in the faces of other American combos with the title and cover of this record! The set's still got the quartet at their ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), Mid 50s. Used .... $14.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $15.99
A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetFontessa ... CD
Atlantic, 1956. Used .... $4.99
A classic set of high-class jazz from the MJQ – one that shows John Lewis' growing compositional skills, and the band's always tight ability to work in a compressed chamber format. Features the extended "Fontessa" suite, plus the tracks "Versailles", "Angel Eyes" ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert Vol 1 ... 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 2 ... CD 13.99

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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 QuartetLost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Jazz Haus (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy .... $26.99 29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 ... CD 16.99

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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 QuartetPyramid ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used .... $3.99
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
(Out of print.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetSheriff ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1963. Used .... $9.99
A moody early 60s set by the great MJQ for Atlantic – for the first time on CD! Overall the group rolls and swings in a bit rougher mode than they do on their brighter efforts, but they still hit the sweet spot and swing when the mood fits! The record works best when Milt Jackson's vibes ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used .... $8.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition – the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Noshir ModyStories From The Years Of Living Passionately ... CD
Noshir Mody, 2013. Used .... $7.99
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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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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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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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Grachan Moncur IIIAco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Woke Up Very Early) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $9.99
Essential stuff – and one of a few albums recorded for BYG/Actual by trombonist Grachan Moncur III – some of his best work after his initial classics for Blue Note! The album features Moncur fronting a European rhythm section – performing one side of interpretations of Brazilian ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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