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Sun RaSpace Probe – A Tonal View Of Times Tomorrow, Vol 1 (includes unissued tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard, 1974. New Copy Gatefold .... $15.99 16.99
The rare Space Probe sent out to the cosmos by Sun Ra in the mid 70s – with material recorded from the early 60s onward – the heart of it being Sun Ra's first ever recordings on a moog synthesizer in 1969, and it's one heck of a trip! This excellent edition on Art Yard includes the ... read more CD

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Sun RaWake Up Angels – Live At The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972/1973/1974 ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs .... $19.99 21.99
Really wonderful work from Sun Ra – a host of recordings cut at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest in the early 70s – always a very welcoming audience for the Arkestra at the time! We're not sure what was in the water, but it always seems like the group really hit their stride at the ... read more CD

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New Sun Ra & His Omniverse ArkestraDestination Unknown ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used .... $9.99
One of Ra's last recordings – and a great one – caught live at a festival in Germany, with a group that includes Marshall Allen, Ahmed Abdullah, Jothan Callins, Tyrone Hill, Stanley Morgan, and Michael Ray. The set has that Ellingtonish flourish that crept into much of Ra's work after ... read more CD

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Nina Ramsby/Ludvig Berghe TrioVarsagoda Och Tack ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
Really great vocals from Nina Ramsby – sung in Swedish, but in a cool way that really works wonderfully with the music! The trio of pianist Ludvig Berghe has always been a favorite of ours – and here, working with a singer, they find a sharp new space – soaring, soulful, and even ... read more CD

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Kennard RamseySomos ... CD
Roxboro Entertainment, 2010. Used .... $0.99
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New Jimmy RaneyA ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $22.99
A simple title, but a great little record – one that offers up Jimmy Raney's guitar in all its best early tone – a sound on the instrument that few other players could match at the time! Raney's guitar was always a bit earthier than some of his 50s contemporaries like Johnny Smith and ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Ratchet OrchestraHemlock ... CD
Drip Audio, 2012. Used .... $6.99
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Rob Reddy's Gift HorseHundred Jumping Devils ... CD
Reddy, 2006. Used .... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Dewey Redman/Cecil Taylor/Elvin JonesMomentum Space ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used .... $9.99
A brilliant trio set from three of the most important modernists of the post-Coltrane years – tenorist Dewey Redman, pianist Cecil Taylor, and drummer Elvin Jones – working here in very free formation, especially for the Verve label! Redman's reeds are sharper and more far-reaching ... read more CD

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New Joshua RedmanPassage Of Time ... CD
Warner, 2001. Used .... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Eric ReedAdventurous Monk ... CD
High Note/Savant, 2014. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
Pianist Eric Reed is no stranger to the music of Thelonious Monk, but this set seems to have a special crackle that really makes it live up to its "adventurous" title! The tunes are all Monk numbers, but all seem to have some even sharper edges than usual – thanks in part to ... read more CD

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Eric ReedBaddest Monk ... CD
Savant, 2012. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
Eric Reed's no stranger to the music of Thelonious Monk, but this time around he's got a great approach – a fresh take on these modern classics, served up in soulful ways that definitely fit the "baddest" spirit of the title! There's even more of a rhythmic focus here than in the ... read more CD

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Mike Reed People Places & ThingsAbout Us ... CD
482 Music, 2009. Used .... $7.99
Brilliant music from this Chicago collective – a group who initially turned their talents to resurrecting sounds from the Windy City underground of the postwar years, but who now make their own bold statement of identity! There's a focus here that we really love – an evolution past ... read more CD

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Mike Reed's People Places & ThingsSecond Cities Vol 1 ... CD
482 Music, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Mike Reed's been an important figure on the Chicago scene for many years now – but he's a musician who's also got some ties to Amsterdam, which has served as a second city in his life – hence the title of the set! The album pays tribute to some of the avant and improvising greats of ... read more CD

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Reed Trio (Vandermark/Trzaska/Zimpel)Last Train To The First Station ... CD
Kilogram (Poland), 2010. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
Reeds rule in this wonderful trio performance – one of the most evocative albums we've heard in years from the great Ken Vandermark, working here in the company of Polish players Mikolaj Trzaska and Waclaw Zimpel! The group features no other instrumentation, save the reed lines of the ... read more CD

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New Reeds & Deeds (Eric Alexander & Grant Stewart)Cookin ... CD
Criss Cross, 2006. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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New Tony ReedusMinor Thang ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1994/1995. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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Rufus ReidQuiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 14.98
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic ... read more CD

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New Christian ReimUnreleased Works 1969 to 1979 ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 1970s. Used .... $8.99
Great material from Norwegian pianist Christian Reim – all of it unreleased, but all of it pretty darn great! Reim's honestly not a player we know at all, but he emerges as a heck of a great talent in this set – a pianist with a really thoughtful, lyrical sort of feel – but one ... read more CD

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Django ReinhardtJazz In Paris – Swing 48 ... CD
Universal (France), 1947. Used .... $7.99
Some of the last great recordings by Django Reinhardt – a series of 78 rpm recordings for the Blue Star label in Paris, done in a variety of settings, both large and small! About half the tracks on the CD feature Django with the Hot Club lineup that included Hubert Rostaing on clarinet and ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis & Frank RosalyCyrillic ... CD
482 Music, 2009. Used .... $6.99
Bold work from two of the strongest talents on the contemporary Chicago scene – drummer Frank Rosaly and reedman Dave Rempis – who blows alto, tenor, and baritone sax alongside some complicated rhythms from Rosaly! The album's definitely got a free approach, but it's also got a tightly ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis & Tim DaisySecond Spring ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99
An amazing showcase for the reed talents of musician Dave Rempis – working here on alto, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside some powerful drum work from Tim Daisy! The duets are great – unbridled, but still with a sense of structure that really shows Rempis' careful execution of ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis Percussion QuartetPhalanx ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy 2CD .... $16.99
Two different slices of this powerful group from reedman Dave Rempis – one live performance from Milwaukee, the other from Antwerp – each taking up a CD each! The group gets their percussive name from the dual drums of Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly – players who bring a real ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis, Darren Johnston, Larry OchsSpectral ... CD
Aerophonic, 2014. New Copy .... $12.99
Wonderfully complicated reed lines from the team of Dave Rempis on alto and Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino sax – augmented here by trumpeter Darren Johnson, whose instrumental tones are a perfect fit for the record! The style of the set's a bit like some of Ochs' early material with Rova ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, & Arveeayl RaAphelion ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99
A trio of tracks by a tremendous trio – the wonderfully spiritual combo of Dave Rempis on saxes, Avreeayl Ra on percussion, and Joshua Abrams on bass, small harp, and guimbri! Abrams' presence is really felt here – and his growth towards even more soulful styles in recent years seems ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis/Tim DaisyBack To The Circle ... CD
Okka Disk, 2005. Used .... $9.99
An unassuming little album, but one of our favorite recent efforts from the Okka Disk label – a spare set of duets between saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Tim Daisy – recorded in a mostly-inside way that explores space and sound, yet never goes too far out. There's a really ... read more CD
(Out of print. Limited to 800 hand-numbered copies.)

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Rena RamaLost Tapes ... CD
Amigo (Sweden), 1987. New Copy .... $15.99
Lost later work from this important Swedish jazz combo – and material that definitely stands strongly alongside their classics from the 70s! The session here is an important one – as it features key guest work from Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Billy Hart on drums – ... read more CD

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Julio ResendeDa Alma ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2007. Used .... $8.99
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(Out of print. Promo copy.)

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Resolution 88Resolution 88 ... CD
Synthethesia (UK), 2014. New Copy .... $15.99
A really sweet set from the UK – recorded by a contemporary combo, but with a feel that's right up there with our favorite funky fusion from the 70s! The keyboards really dominate here, but they're nicely balanced against some excellent work on tenor sax – which rounds out the sound ... read more CD

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Respect SextetSirius Respect – The Respect Sextet Plays The Music Of Sun Ra & Karlheinz Stockhausen ... CD
Mode, 2009. Used .... $9.99
Sun Ra & Stockhausen – both given a pretty compelling spin by the Respect Sextet! The group's something of a jazz combo at its core, but really stretches out here in their music – especially on the Stockhausen numbers, which come across with the complexity of some of Karlheinz' ... read more CD

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Return Of The New ThingAlchemy ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2008. Used Gatefold .... $9.99
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Return To ForeverMusic Magic ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $22.99
Lots of musical magic here – a further extension of the Return To Forever vibe that helped Chick Corea find some of his best energy of the 70s! The style is still as tightly focused as before, but also opens up with a bit more soul, too – trading some slight moments of jamming for a ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD2.)

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Return To ForeverMusic Magic ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used .... $13.99
Lots of musical magic here – a further extension of the Return To Forever vibe that helped Chick Corea find some of his best energy of the 70s! The style is still as tightly focused as before, but also opens up with a bit more soul, too – trading some slight moments of jamming for a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Return To ForeverReturn To The Seventh Galaxy – The Anthology ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 70s. Used 2CD .... $12.99
2CDs of classics from this seminal fusion group – including 40 minutes of previously unissued music from Chick Corea's personal tape archive. CD
(Out of print. Does not include outer slipcover, but has everything else.)

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New Ken RhodesProfile (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Amayana/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $28.99
That's Ken Rhodes, not Fender Rhodes – but the acoustic pianist is more than funky enough on his own – even without any electricity in the mix! The set's got this wonderful rhythm duo – drummer George Greene and bassist Joachim Knauer – who often come on with this really ... read more CD

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Buddy RichRoar Of '74 ... CD
Groove Merchant/Beast Retro, 1973. Used .... $4.99
One of the funkiest Buddy Rich albums of the 70s – a mad screaming affair that's overflowing with great tunes! The band on the set is very full – with a heck of a lot of trumpets in the brass section, set next to searing sax work by the great Pat LaBarbera. But even better is the ... read more CD

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New Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach ... CD
Mercury, 1959. Used .... $8.99
Knowing Buddy's famous temper – this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Apart from being a drum-heavy set, though, the album's actually got a bunch of hip players – including Julian Prietser, Tommy Turrentine, and Stanley Turrentine from Max's group, the three of whom keep ... read more CD
(CRC pressing.)

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Stephan RigertStephan Rigert's Talking Drums Vol 2 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1998. Used .... $9.99
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(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Wayne RikerPenumbral Sky ... CD
Fretfull, 2011. Used .... $3.99
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Wayne Riker FiveKindred Souls ... CD
Fretfull, 2013. Used .... $4.99
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Ben Riley's Monk Legacy SeptetMemories Of T ... CD
Concord, 2006. New Copy .... $4.99 18.98
One of the hippest projects we've heard from drummer Ben Riley in awhile – a big band project devoted to the music of Thelonious Monk, and one that gets most of its angular changes from the saxophone section! There's a great post-Monk quality to this one that makes it way more than just a ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Howard RileyLive With Repertoire ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Howard Riley in a very Monkish mode – working here in a live solo setting, on a host of tracks that are either Monk classics from the postwar years, Thelonious-styled takes on standards, or a few of Riley's own great compositions! The set's got a sensitivity that we don't always hear from ... read more CD

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Sam RiversCelebration ... CD
Posi tone, 2003. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A freewheeling trio set from reedman Sam Rivers – the kind of hard-burning, open-ended record he does so well! Rivers' energy here is amazing – a fire that hasn't dimmed since the start of the 70s, when he first started letting loose like this – and throughout the course of the ... read more CD

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Sam RiversContrasts ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
A beautifully avant session from ECM – and a great late 70s showcase for the reed talents of the great Sam Rivers! The album's got a mixture of focus and freedom that makes it one of Sam's best from this period – a group outing that features Rivers on tenor, soprano, and flute – ... read more CD
Also available Contrasts (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Sam RiversNew Conception ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $18.99
A mindblowing moment from the young Sam Rivers – and definitely a set that warrants the "new conception" of the title! Unlike some of Rivers' other material of the time, which often featured original inventive compositions, this set's based around classic standards – but all ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star OrchestraInspiration ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1998. Used .... $12.99
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(Out of print.)

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Max RoachDrums Unlimited ... CD
Atlantic, 1966. New Copy .... $15.99
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland ... read more CD

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New Max RoachFeaturing The Legendary Hasaan ... CD
Atlantic, 1965. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A very unusual album from Max Roach – and one that continues his great 50s trend of seeking out some of the freshest players in jazz! The set's a rare trio outing for Max – and it features some incredible piano work by a musician named Hasaan – a player we only know from this set ... read more CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Max RoachLong As You're Living ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1960. New Copy .... $11.99
Seminal work by drummer Max Roach – recorded in 1960, at the time when he was leading one of his best groups ever! The material was recorded live in Germany with a quintet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Julian Priester on trombone – and the ... read more CD

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Max RoachScott Free ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
Bold work from Max Roach – great material from the piano-less quartet that features Odean Pope on tenor and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet! The style here follows strongly from Roach's Horo and Japanese recordings of the late 70s – as the album features one long track, with plenty 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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New Max RoachWe Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1960. Used .... $11.99
One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the cover and title, there's a very political bent to the record – served up in righteous lyrics penned by Oscar Brand Jr, and sung by ... read more CD
(Out of print first CD pressing – better quality than the current one.)

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New Dag Filip RoaldsnesForst ... CD
Norcd (Norway), 2012. Used .... $8.99
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Marcus RobertsIf I Could Be With You ... CD
BMG, 1993. Used .... $1.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Marcus RobertsTime & Circumstance ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used .... $1.99
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Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $12.99 15.98
Powerful sounds from reed player Matana Roberts – the second chapter in her ambitious Coin Coin project, and one that's even more moving than the first! Mantana's got strong ties to the avant scenes in Chicago and New York – but works here in this very unusual style that also embraces ... read more CD

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Oscar Rocci QuintetJazz Progression (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flam/Cinedelic (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
A brilliant set with a real 60s modern feel overall – in case you couldn't guess from the hip cover image! The group's got a sound that's definitely in the sharper side of the Italian jazz spectrum – kind of a Basso-Valdambrini groove, but with some bolder tones at times – all ... read more CD
(Comes in a Japanese-style 5" record-style sleeve!)

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New Ernesto Rodrigues/Manuel Motta/Gabriel PaiukDorsal ... CD
Creative Sources (Portugal), 2003. Used .... $8.99
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Shorty RogersBossa Nova ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $14.99
A real standout from the great Shorty Rogers – and a smoking set that has him turning his many talents towards the world of bossa nova! By the time of this set, Shorty was as great an arranger as he was a trumpeter – really one of the go-to guys around LA for hipper soundtracks and ... read more CD

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Shorty RogersClickin With Clax ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $14.99
A gem of a record from Shorty Rogers – a set recorded in the mid 50s for Atlantic, but never issued at the time – making it not only a hell of an album, but a great discovery too! Shorty's in wonderful form here – working with some of the best modes learned on his RCA sides, ... read more CD

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Shorty RogersFourth Dimension In Sound ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
A really unique little chapter in the career of Shorty Rogers – and a near-lost record that's one of his best from the 60s! As you might guess from the title, the set was recorded as a sort of "stereo dynamics" album – post-bachelor pad, but in a mode that was very concerned ... read more CD
Also available Fourth Dimension In Sound ... LP 6.99

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $13.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this ... read more CD

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Joe RolandJoe Roland ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
A sweet little session with great mellow sound – and one of the few records ever cut by vibist Joe Roland! Once upon a time, we might have said Joe Roland a bit too soft for us – but this 1956 Bethlehem session has him playing in the company of a hip group that includes Freddie Redd on ... read more CD

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Sonny RollinsBridge ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1962. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowin ... read more CD
(Out of print Victor Jazz pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsNight At the Village Vanguard Vol 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used .... $3.99
One of the greatest Sonny Rollins records ever! The set is a legendary batch of trio tracks that feature Sonny working in a format that is incredibly free for the time, and which show him as more of a modernist than a bopper – although his solos are still pretty darn fantastic from a bop ... read more CD
(Out of print early pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsOn The Outside (with bonus track) ... CD
Bluebird, 1962/1963. Used .... $3.99
Some of Rollins' more adventurous work for RCA – with Don Cherry's trumpet on some key tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used .... $2.99
A crackling bit of hardbop from Sonny Rollins – and a session that has Sonny playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group that included Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano! Sonny had already made a strong name for himself on albums issued under the Roach/Brown tag at the time, and here ... read more CD

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New Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) (non-RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used .... $6.99
The rarest of all the Sonny Rollins Blue Note sessions – and possibly the best! The record captures Rollins at a key turning point – emerging from his firey bop years, moving into a much more complicated, introspective tenor style that was a perfect showcase for his developing genius ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used .... $1.99
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's ... read more CD
Also available Way Out West ... LP 19.99

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New Sonny RollinsWay Out West – Plus (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1957. Used .... $11.99
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's ... read more CD

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Sonny RollinsWhat's New? ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1962. Used .... $6.99
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Also available What's New? ... LP 9.99

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Sonny RollinsWorktime! (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Prestige, 1955. New Copy .... $8.99 14.98
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout notch.)

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Antoine RoneyWhirling ... CD
Muse, 1995. New Copy .... $4.99
A really well-crafted set from saxophonist Antoine Roney – quite possibly our favorite member of his jazzy family, thanks to wonderful work like this! Roney's got a great approach to the tenor here – a style that has some of the searching, searing tones of the post-Coltrane generation ... read more CD

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Wallace RoneyCrunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy .... $4.99
Very vibrant work from trumpeter Wallace Roney – the sort of record that seems to burst out strongly even on the ballads – which is no surprise, given Wallace's tone at the time! The group here is a strong one for Roney – Antonio Hart on alto, Geri Allen on piano, Ron Carter on ... read more CD

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Wallace RoneyMunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy .... $4.99
Underground grooving from trumpeter Wallace Roney – one of the excellent albums he recorded for the Muse label in the 90s – a wonderfully well-rounded set that's a tremendous tribute to his tone! The group here is every bit as great as Wallace's work in the frontline – Ravi ... read more CD

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Frank RosalyCicada Music ... CD
Delmark, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
The Delmark debut as a leader from drummer Frank Rosaly – and a very unique little record! Rosaly's a player we've really dug on other folks' records, and his vision here at the helm is pretty darn great – a real change from some of the modes used by his avant Chicago contemporaries ... read more CD

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Joe RosenbergQuicksand ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 2007. Used .... $4.99
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(Official pressing.)

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Renee RosnesRenee Rosnes ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1988. New Copy .... $22.99
A great early moment for pianist Renee Rosnes – and a set that has her really bursting out with help from a top-shelf lineup of musicians! The core trio features Ron Carter on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – although Renee also plays without them on two numbers – and the tunes ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Frank RosolinoI Play Trombone ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the best albums ever cut by trombonist Frank Rosolino – an open-ended quartet session that really lets him do his thing! The tracks are long, with plenty of room for solo space, and Frank's working with a really great quartet that includes the legendary Sonny Clark on piano – a ... read more CD

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New Arnold RossJust You/He & Me ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 70s. Used .... $9.99
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Jim RotondiFour Of A Kind ... CD
Posi tone, 2007. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Four of a kind, and a very well-matched quartet – all players who know each other well, and really soar together in a setting like this! The album's got the solid punch we love in Rotondi's best work – that well-crafted frontline of trumpet and flugelhorn – sometimes muted, ... read more CD

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New Jim RotondiIron Man ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2006. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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New Jim RotondiLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy .... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic group of well-matched players – one we've heard together often on albums for other labels, but who really find a new sort of energy here in the Smalls Live series! Trumpeter Jim Rotondi's joined here by equal frontmen Eric Alexander on tenor, David Hazeltine on piano and Fender ... read more CD

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Jim Rotondi & The LoopHard Hittin' At The Bird's Eye ... CD
Sharp Nine, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
The always-great team of Jim Rotondi and Eric Alexander bring their special magic to the European scene – working here in a Hammond quartet that came from Jim's teaching work overseas – in a date that may well be one of the most cooking we've heard from both players in years! Rotondi's ... read more CD

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New Charlie RouseEpistrophy (32 Jazz) ... CD
Landmark/32 Jazz, 1988. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A great little later set from Charlie Rouse – recorded for the Landmark label, and done in a real "back to basics" style! The format is modern, Monkish hardbop – a full set of Thelonious originals, performed lovingly by Rouse, Monk's most important sideman of the 60s. The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie RouseUnsung Hero ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used .... $6.99
Seminal sounds from tenor genius Charlie Rouse – work done as a leader for Epic Records in the early 60s! CD
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Charlie Rouse & Seldon PowellWe Paid Our Dues ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $13.99
A really great little album – featuring some of the best small combo work by tenorists Charlie Rouse and Seldon Powell! The album is split into two parts – one part featuring work by Rouse with a trio that features Gildo Mahones on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. ... read more CD

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RovaFavorite Street – Rova Plays Lacy ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1983. New Copy .... $11.99
A fitting album for the Rova Sax Quartet – as the angular, modern explorations of Steve Lacy virtually set the stage for the experiments of Rova and other similar groups in later years! The music here is all composed by Lacy, but the Rova variations are quite different altogether – a ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Jimmy RowlesRare But Well Done ... CD
Liberty (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $15.99
A rare early date as a leader for pianist Jimmy Rowles – a player who was a key part of the LA scene in the 50s, but didn't often get to front a group for a recording session! Even at this young point in his career, Rowles already has that warm charm that got him noticed again in the late ... read more CD

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New Rudy Royston303 ... CD
Greenleaf, 2014. New Copy .... $9.99 14.98
The first album as a leader from drummer Rudy Royston – a player we've enjoyed for years in the company of others, and one who emerges here with a really fresh voice of his own! Rudy's drums are bold, but also have this way of opening up and allowing magical interplay between all the other ... read more CD

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Gonzalo RubalcabaBlessing ... CD
Blue Note/Somethin Else, 1991. Used .... $4.99
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Gonzalo Rubalcaba TrioDiz ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1993. New Copy .... $22.99
A wonderful tribute to Dizzy Gillespie – featuring songs penned by Diz, or played by him famously – presented by the fluid fingers of Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who takes Gillespie's inspiration into a whole new realm with his trio! Rubalcaba's got lots of sharp notes on hand – able to ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing)

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Roswell Rudd with the Mongolian Buryat BandBlue Mongol ... CD
Sunnyside, 2005. Used .... $7.99
Quite possibly the strongest of Roswell Rudd's recent jazz/world experiments – a really haunting session that has his trombone coming into play with a host of Mongolian musicians! Given the depth of Rudd's approach to the trombone – and his exploratory sense of sound shapes and silence ... read more CD

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Adam Rudolph & Go Organic OrchestraSonic Mandala ... CD
Meta, 2012. New Copy .... $13.99 15.98
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from percussionist Adam Rudolph, and one of the most spiritual too – an extended set that draws on some really rich global elements, yet brings them all together with the focus of a more ambitious jazz composition! Rudolph uses the Sonica Mandala ... read more CD
Also available Sonic Mandala ... LP 24.99

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New Pete RugoloIntroducing/Adventures In Rhythm ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, Mid 50s. Used .... Just Sold Out!
2 of the records that arranger Pete Rugolo cut for Columbia in the years after he parted company with Stan Kenton. As most modern jazz ears will know, Rugolo was one of the main reasons for Kenton's uniquely swinging approach in the early 50s – and he also lent his talents to some fantastic ... read more CD

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Jorge Lopez RuizCuarteto ... CD
Acoua (Argentina), 2011. New Copy .... $18.99
Beautiful recent work from this legendary Argentine bassist – heard here in the company of a quartet of young players who really know how to follow his lead! Half the tracks are originals, and half are jazz standards – but all are given a very fresh spin by the bass of Lopez – ... read more CD

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John Ruocco & Adrian MearsJohn Ruocco & Adrian Mears Meet The Wurzburg Philharmonic ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2013. Used .... $4.99
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Mario RuscaReaction ... CD
Dynia World/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from pianist Mario Rusca – a really open, fluid sort of set – and one that features electric bass in the trio, which really gives things a different sort of vibe! Mario plays acoustic piano throughout, but the use of electric bass (played by ... read more CD
Also available Reaction ... LP 22.99

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Mario RuscaRecreations In Jazz ... CD
Right Tempo (Italy), 1976. New Copy .... $9.99
An obscure 70s gem from Italian pianist Mario Rusca – a blend of modal grooving, Latin-tinged rhythms, and straight hard blowing. The group's a quintet – with Rusca on piano and electric piano, Larry Nocella on soprano and tenor sax, and rhythm on electric bass, drums, and percussion. ... read more CD

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Patrice RushenShout It Out (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $16.99
A pivotal record for Patrice Rushen – a set that has her really tightening up the groove from previous albums on Prestige – heading much more towards the focused soul-drenched grooves of her Elektra Records years! The set's a stunner – still very much with the hip, west coast ... read more CD
Also available Shout It Out ... LP 6.99

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Eddie RussSee the Light/Take A Look At Yourself ... CD
Monument/Soul Brother (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy .... $16.99
Two beautiful albums of spacey jazz funk! Eddie Russ was a 70s keyboard genius – right up there with Lonnie Liston Smith and Herbie Hancock in our book, although he never reached the fame of either of those players. See The Light is one of Eddie's best albums – and it's got a smoothly ... read more CD
 
 



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