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Billy BangBang On ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 1997. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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Billy BangDa Bang ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
One of the last sessions ever recorded by the legendary Billy Bang – but a set that still bristles with all the intensity that first made us fall in love with his music! If anything, the album's almost a back-to-basics effort for Billy – served up with the kind of soulful, searching ... read more CD

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Harrison BankheadMorning Sun Harvest Moon ... CD
Engine, 2011. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99 15.99
The debut as a leader from bassist Harrison Bankhead – long an important figure on the Chicago jazz scene as a sideman, really stepping forth here with a bold new vision of his own! The album's got a very free, open sort of vibe – definitely in the spirit of the AACM, but with some 70s ... read more CD
(In a beautiful hand-pressed cover, too!)

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Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band/Punch Miller's BunchJazz At Preservation Hall 3 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $14.99
A real cooker in the Atlantic Records' 60s series from Preservation Hall – a record that definitely keeps up the groove throughout! Side one features work by the combo of drummer Paul Barbarin – a lively player with a romping approach to rhythm – one that perfectly suits the trad ... read more CD

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Gato BarbieriFenix ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $11.99
One of Gato's best! The record's neither too out, nor too poppy – and it has Barbieri playing with that incredible raspy tone – and working over modal grooves laid down by a hip group that includes Lonnie Liston Smith on acoustic and electric pianos, Ron Carter on bass, Lennie White on ... read more CD

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Gato BarbieriGato – Para Los Amigos ... CD
Signature, 1981. Used .... $5.99
Some of Gato Barbieri's best work of the 80s – an excellent live set from 1981 that's kind of a return to the drawn-out intensity of his years at Impulse! The group's got a good mixture of percussion, keyboards, and guitar – and the tracks on the set are mostly Latin-tinged numbers ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Gato BarbieriGato Para Los Amigos/Que Pasa/Che Corazon ... CD
BGO (UK), 1983/1997/1999. New Copy 3 CDs .... $19.99
Overlooked later genius from Gato Barbieri – a trio of albums served up in one nicely priced package! Gato Para Los Amigos is some of Barbieri's best work of the 80s – an excellent live set from 1981 that's kind of a return to the drawn-out intensity of his years at Impulse! The group' ... read more CD

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Gato BarbieriThird World ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the hippest albums Gato Barbieri ever cut – and a key link between his late 60s avant work with Don Cherry, and his Latin-tinged albums of the 70s! The album features Barbieri working with a New York group of avant players – including Beaver Harris on drums, Roswell Rudd on ... read more CD

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New Kenny BarronSambao ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1992. Used .... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Kenny Barron & Regina CarterFreefall ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used .... $1.99
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(BMG club pressing.)

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Bruce BarthDaybreak ... CD
Savant, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
Sparkling piano from Bruce Barth – set up nicely in a group that also features Steve Nelson on vibes and Terell Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn! Both players bring in some darker edges that round out the sound nicely – mixing with Barth's lyrical lines on keys, which dance magically ... read more CD

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New Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Seven (Impulse) ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used .... $6.99
Stripped-down Count Basie from the start of the 60s – a great little set that has the Count working with some of the best players from his larger group, in a session of even more intimate small combo material! The sounds here echo the Basie groove of the earlier years, but the overall ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... CD
Epic (Japan), Late 30s/1955. New Copy .... $13.99
A beautiful mid 50s issue of some of the classic material that Lester Young recorded with Count Basie during the late 30s – all nicely packaged with a great cover, and annotated in a way that offers a lot more information than the original release of the material on 78rpm discs! These are ... read more CD

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Jon Batiste & Stay HumanSocial Music ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $12.99 13.98
A really unique album from pianist Jon Batiste – a set that's straight jazz at some points, a bit Crescent City at others, but always with a feel that's very individual – and one of the freshest new styles we've heard in years! Jon's instrumental tracks are wonderful – full of ... read more CD

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New Bayete (Todd Cochran)Worlds Around The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Omnivore, 1972. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
One of the most spiritual sessions recorded by Prestige Records in the 70s – an ultra-hip record from keyboardist Bayete Todd Cochran – with a vibe that's somewhere between music on the Black Jazz and Strata East label! Bayete plays Fender Rhodes and clavinet on the set – and ... read more CD

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Bebop & BeyondPlays Thelonious Monk ... CD
Blue Moon, 1990. Used .... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sidney BechetJazz In Paris – Sidney Bechet et Claude Luter ... CD
Universal (France), 1948/1949. Used .... $3.99
The Paris scene of the postwar years had a real love affair with Sidney Bechet – and it was in Paris that Bechet cut some of his finest recordings of later years! This set brings together material from Bechet's first 2 sessions in France – a 1948 date that features a small orchestra of ... read more CD

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Sidney BechetLive In New York 1950 to 1951 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1950/1951. Used .... $23.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sidney BechetPetite Fleur ... CD
Definitive/Disconforme (Spain), 1930s/Early 40s/1952. Used .... $19.99
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(Out of print.)

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Joe Beck/Dave SanbornBeck & Sanborn ... CD
CBS, 1975. Used .... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Aaron BellAfter The Party's Over ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1958. Used .... $11.99
An obscure 50s session from bassist Aaron Bell – one of the player's few dates as a leader, cut at a time when he was working in Duke Ellington's group of the decade! As with some of Duke's other bassists, Bell's got a strongly pronounced tone – one that came through great in big group ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BennettDon't Be That Way ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2013. Used .... $9.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole and booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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Max BennettMax Bennett ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
Bassist Max Bennett displays a wonderful ear for unique phrasing and compelling small combo leadership on this set – working with a group that includes Carl Fontana on trombone, Charlie Mariano on alto, Nick Travis on trumpet, and Mel Lewis on drums! The style is a bit in the east coast ... read more CD

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George BensonBeyond The Blue Horizon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1970. Used Gatefold .... $6.99
A great early CTI session by George Benson, and one of the most stripped-down, straight-ahead funky records he did for the label! There's a sharpness here that's different than the larger feel of some of Benson 's later records – a sound that almost links back to his soul jazz roots in the ... read more CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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New George BensonGeorge Benson Cookbook ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1966/1967. Used .... $3.99
A great little record from the days before George Benson had totally hit his smooth jazz sound of the 70s, and was being pushed by Columbia as a hard wailing soul jazz leader! The record features his classic quartet with Lonnie Smith on organ – grooving away hard hard hard, sometimes even ... read more CD
(Columbia Jazz Contemporary Masters pressing with red border.)

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George BensonInspiration – A Tribute To Nat King Cole (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Concord, 2013. Used .... $7.99
A great old school session from George Benson – and maybe one of his best albums in years! The setting of the album is just what you'd expect from the title – a tribute to the late, great Nat King Cole – with vocals by George that have an uncanny way of matching Cole's phrasing, ... read more CD

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George BensonIt's Uptown (plus bonus tracks!) ... CD
Columbia, 1966/1967. Used .... $4.99
George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's ... read more CD

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Steve Beresford & Tristan HonsingerDouble Indemnity/Imitation Of Life ... CD
Atavistic, 1980/1981. Used .... $8.99
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Sean BerginMob Mobiel ... CD
Data (Netherlands), 2002. Used .... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bunny BeriganTake It Bunny ... CD
Epic (Japan), Mid 30s/1955. New Copy .... $13.99
Classic 30s work from trumpeter Bunny Berigan – served up here in a great 50s LP package that showcases his talents on the horn! There's a warmth and raspy charm to these sides that instantly shows why Berigan was a standout player at the time – an artist who could hit the hard notes ... read more CD

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New David BerkmanLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A great live date in the excellent Smalls series – and a wonderful group outing not just for pianist David Berkman, but for trumpeter Tom Harrell as well! Tom gets a lot of room to really open up and solo beautifully on the record – in ways that are quite different than his own studio ... read more CD

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New Bernstein/Goldings/StewartLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2011. New Copy .... $11.99 14.99
A trio of modern talents, working beautifully together on a set of extended live tracks! The group features guitar from Peter Bernstein, Hammond from Larry Goldings, and drums from Bill Stewart – coming together in ways that remind us of the hipper side of 60s organ combos – those ... read more CD

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New Peter BernsteinHeart's Content ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2002. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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New Peter BernsteinLive At Smalls – Solo Guitar ... CD
Smalls Live, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
Sublime solo guitar from Peter Bernstein – an artist who's already had a group outing in the Smalls Live series, but who sounds completely different here on his own! Bernstein's always got these chromatic qualities that make his work with other players so wonderful – and that aspect of ... read more CD

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Jacques BerrocalParalleles ... CD
Alga Marghen (Italy), 1976. New Copy .... $19.99
A really compelling mixture of free jazz and other avant elements – a record beyond compare from trombonist and trumpeter Jacques Berrocal, put together with all the freedoms of the French scene of the 70s! Each track has a slightly different lineup, and a slightly different flavor – ... read more CD

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Chu BerryChu ... CD
Epic (Japan), Mid 30s/1955. New Copy .... $13.99
30s tenor sides from Chu Berry – packaged here in a nice 50s LP that mostly features work done with the Stompy Stevedores combo, but also includes sessions Chu cut with the bands of Cab Calloway and Teddy Wilson! The Berry style at this point is warm, but soulful – arcing out with some ... read more CD

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New Gary BiasEast 101 ... CD
Nimbus, 1981. New Copy .... $9.99
A dream of a record from the LA spiritual underground of the 70s – and one of the only records we've ever seen from reedman Gary Bias! The date's got a soulful depth that makes it one of the most compelling albums on the legendary Nimbus label – a rhythmic pulse that's often modal, and ... read more CD

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Ed BickertEd Bickert (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Muzak (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $26.99
A sweet little set from Candian guitarist Ed Bickert – a record that's filled with amazing tones and colors, and which sparkles brightly from the very first note! The date's a trio outing – with Don Thompson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums – but Bickert's playing gives the ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Chris BiesterfeldtUrban Mandolin ... CD
Chris Biesterfeldt, 2013. Used .... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Big Jazz ThingNext Generation Celebration ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2013. Used .... $6.99
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Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone QuartetBox ... CD
New World, 1996. Used .... $3.99
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Luciano Biondini, Michel Godard & Lucas NiggliMavi ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2013. Used .... $9.99
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Nat BirchallSacred Dimension ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2011. New Copy .... $9.99
The most fully-formed album from Nat Birchall so far – and one that has him definitely going into another dimension in jazz, thanks to a slightly expanded lineup! The shift here is almost that betweeen the 60s spiritual sounds on Impulse Records, and the label's groundbreaking material in ... read more CD

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Nat BirchallSixth Sense ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 1999. New Copy .... $13.99
The earliest work we've ever heard from tenorist Nat Birchall – a player who's really blown our minds with his recent albums from the UK! This set's from the late 90s, and already has Birchall really finding his voice – a freewheeling approach to tenor that's unlike most of his ... read more CD

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Nat BirchallWorld Without Form ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2012. New Copy .... $10.99
The deepest album to date from saxophonist Nat Birchall – a set that's steeped in all the spiritual elements of his previous records, yet also stretches forth into rich new dimensions as well! Birchall's reeds have this complexity we've never heard before – soaring, searching in these ... read more CD

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Tyrone Birkett & EmancipationPostmodern Spirituals – The Promised Land ... CD
Araminta, 2014. Used .... $8.99
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Walter Bishop, Jr.Keeper Of My Soul ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $13.99 18.99
One of Walter Bishop's greatest records – an amazing session that's as funky as it is spiritual – and quite different than most of Bishop's other work! The vibe here is wonderful – as Bish plays a host of keyboards, not just piano – and works in the company of other players ... read more CD

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Alan BlackmanCoastal Suite ... CD
Alan Blackman, 2013. Used .... $4.99
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Wil BladesSketchy ... CD
Doodlin, 2007. Used .... $8.99
Wil Blades may be a younger player on the Hammond – but he hits the organ here like a seasoned pro from the soul jazz years of the 60s! The album's got the same well-crafted, all-classic sound we've come to love in other releases by the Doodlin label – a Hammond-centric session that ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Ran BlakeAll That Is Tied ... CD
Tompkins Square, 2000. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print. Sticker over barcode.)

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New Ran BlakeRan Blake Plays Solo Piano ... CD
ESP, 1965. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Really amazing early work from pianist Ran Blake – an artist who's continued to blow our minds in more recent years, but who sounds especially outstanding hear in an early session for the ESP label! The album's quite different from some of the freer, bolder music you'd normally associate ... read more CD

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Ran Blake & Anthony BraxtonMemory Of Vienna ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1988. New Copy .... $19.99
A wonderful pairing of talents – the moody, enigmatic piano of Ran Blake – and the sharp-toned alto of Anthony Braxton! The set's a sublime piano/sax duet to match similar experiments by Mal Waldron and Marion Brown, or Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand – and it's an added plus for ... read more CD

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New Seamus BlakeLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
The tenor sound of Seamus Blake is always a treat – and he really stretches out here on a set of long, live tracks with a great group! Most titles go way past the ten minute mark, and the always-inventive Blake manages to make plenty happen with all that time – working deftly in a ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyBig Beat (XRCD24 pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used .... $19.99
One of the greatest Art Blakey Blue Note sessions of all time – and perhaps one of the greatest to realize the genius of the Jazz Messengers lineup that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! The trio of young talents are at the height of their ... read more CD
(This is an XRCD24 pressing, with higher fidelity and imporved audio quality, penmark through barcode.)

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New Art BlakeyCaravan ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used .... $5.99
A killer set from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – not a Blue Note album, but probably one of their best from the time that isn't! The group at this point are a sextet – a lineup that changed the way that Blakey grooved, with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyGolden Boy ... CD
Colpix/EMI (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... $14.99
An obscure Jazz Messengers session – but a great one! The album is ostensibly a set of jazz versions of tunes from the musical Golden Boy, and the group this time is a larger one than usual – a total of 10 players, led by Blakey – and playing beautifully over arrangements from ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyHoliday For Skins Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note/EMI (UK), 1958. New Copy .... $11.99
The rarest of all of Art Blakey's percussion group projects – and quite possibly the best, too! The session features Blakey at the head of a strong mix of jazz and percussion players – with Art Taylor and Philly Joe Jones on the regular drum kit, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Ray Bryant ... read more CD
(Limited edition Connoisseur CD series.)

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Art BlakeyJazz Message ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used .... $8.99
Art Blakey, without any Jazz Messengers – but still coming through loud and clear, thanks to help from a unique group that features Sonny Stitt on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Art Davis on bass! The album's still got all the hardbop charm of Blakey's best Blue Note dates, but also feels ... read more CD
(Out fo print.)

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Art BlakeyJazz Messengers Play Lerner & Loewe ... CD
Vik/RCA (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – ... read more CD

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New Art BlakeyMoanin' (RVG remastered edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used .... $5.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his ... read more CD
(BMG club pressing.)

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New Art BlakeyMosaic ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used .... $6.99
An explosive session from an expanded edition of the Jazz Messengers – recorded at a key point when Art Blakey moved the group up to six members instead of five! Although bigger than the group on most Jazz Messenger Blue Notes, the sextet have an energy that's almost tighter – a sense ... read more CD

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New Art BlakeyNight At Birdland Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s. Used .... $3.99
One of the classic first releases by Art Blakey's early version of the Jazz Messengers – back when the group was co-led by Blakey and Horace Silver. Silver plays piano on here, and the rest of the group includes Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, and Curly Russell. The sound is much harder, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyNight In Tunisia (Blue Note) (XRCD24 pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used .... $19.99
One of a number of Art Blakey albums titled after "Night In Tunisia" – and most likely the best! The tune is a perfect fit for the Blakey Jazz Messengers format – long, rhythmic, really stretching out, yet allowing plenty of space for the horn players to solo. Players ... read more CD
(This is an XRCD24 pressing, with higher fidelity and imporved audio quality, penmark through barcode.)

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New Art BlakeyS Make It ... CD
Limelight/Verve, 1964. Used .... $6.99
A lost classic from Art Blakey – quite different from some of his Blue Note work! The album's a very swinging mid 60s session, noteworthy for the presence of John Gilmore, recording here in one of his few appearances away from Sun Ra. Gilmore wails on tenor, and he sounds great next to Lee ... read more CD

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New Art BlakeyWitch Doctor (plus bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $18.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – but a set that was unreleased by Blue Note for quite a few years! The set's one of two gems the group recorded in 1961, but which were held back until the end of the 60s – and it features a stellar version of the ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 1 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 2 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 3 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1957. Used .... $6.99
Angular Monk meets hard-driving Art Blakey – in a session that's quite unique, and which has gone onto become one of the best-remembered Atlantic jazz sessions of the late 50s! The album features Blakey in that key non-Blue Note year of 1957 – a time when he was working with a variety ... read more CD
(Atlantic Jazz Gallery pressing in a cardboard digipack.)

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Art Blakey QuintetNight At Birdland Vol 2 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1954. Used .... $4.99
Historic material from the early days of the Jazz Messengers! This 1954 session was recorded at the legendary Birdland nightclub, and it features the first incarnation of the Jazz Messengers, when the group included Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, and Horace Silver. Although this version of the ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Art Blakey's Jazz MessengersHard Bop/Paris Concert ... CD
Collectables, Late 50s. Used .... $7.99
Classic late 50's material by the Jazz Messengers, released back to back on one nicely priced CD! The album Hard Bop is virtually an introduction to the genre from which it takes its name, and it features beautifully raw stuff from Blakey's group that included Jackie McLean, Bill Hardman, and ... read more CD

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Art Blakey/Georges Arvanitas/JATPJazz In Paris – Jazz Et Cinema Vol 2 – Des Femmes Disparaissent/Les Tricheurs/La Bride Sur Le Cou ... CD
Universal (France), 1958/1961. New Copy .... $9.99 11.99
Three great French jazz soundtracks on one CD! The bulk of the set is taken up with Art Blakey's wornderful score to the film Des Femmes Disparaissent – which features work by Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, and Benny Golson, recorded in Paris in 1958, with a hip swinging hardbop ... read more CD

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Blast 4tetSift ... CD
ReR, 2008. Used .... $6.99
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(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Blaufrontal (Hanschel/Ludemann/Linke)Blaufrontal ... CD
Jazzhaus Musik (Greece), 1989. Used .... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Paul BleyCloser ... CD
ESP (Germany), 1966. Used .... $6.99
Possibly the first true moment of genius from Paul Bley – a key indie standout after a few years working for bigger American labels! By the time of this early ESP album, Paul Bley was no stranger to the American scene – having recorded a few records for different labels in the 50s, and ... read more CD

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Paul BleyComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings Of Paul Bley (Sonor/Tango Palace/Hot/Notes/Mindset/At Sweet Basil/Memoirs/Conversations)(9CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 9 CDs .... $69.99
A wealth of great music from pianist Paul Bley – all of it recorded for the Soul Note label, where Bley really got a chance to explore some ideas that might not have appeared in other venues! Some of the work here follows on the seminal Bley sides for ECM in the 70s – either solo ... read more CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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New Blue NotesOgun Collection (5 CD set) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1964/1970s/1980s. New Copy 5CDs .... $55.99
A long-overdue look at one of the most important groups to grace the British jazz scene of the 60s and 70s – the legendary Blue Notes, a group of South African expatriates with an undeniably huge influence on the music of their new homeland! The ensemble featured key players who went onto do ... read more CD

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Hamiet BluiettDangerously Suite ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1981. New Copy .... $12.99 16.98
A deeply soulful album from reedman Hamiet Bluiett – and a record that's got a bit of a different twist, thanks to vocals from Irene Datcher! The album's got a really warm, organic feel – loads of great percussion from Chief Bey, drums from Billy Hart, and bass from Buster Williams ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Hamiet BluiettNali Kola ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1989. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A real standout session from reedman Hamiet Bluiett – a record that's heavy on Afro-centric influences, with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and a rare jazz combo appearance for the time by trumpeter Hugh Masekela! There's kind of an earthy loft jazz sort of feel to the date – ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Arthur BlytheCalling Card ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. New Copy .... $13.99
A great little record from Arthur Blythe – mostly straight ahead, but pretty darn freewheeling too – thanks to a selection of long tracks that really let him open up on alto sax! The setting is a quartet – nicely put-together with John Hicks on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and ... read more CD

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

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Stefano Bollini & Hamilton De HolandaO Que Sera ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.98
Beautiful sounds from the duo of Stefano Bollani on piano and Hamilton De Holanda on bandolim – a set that’s heavy on styles borrowed from the Brazilian tradition, but which also features some other elements as well – all wrapped up in a blend that’s warmly lyrical one moment, ... read more CD

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George BouchardListen To Your Dreams – Live At Mirelle's ... CD
George Bouchard, 2013. Used .... $1.99
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New Lester Bowie's New York Organ EnsembleFunky T, Funky Cool ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1991. Used .... $22.99
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(Out of print.)

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David BoykinEye Of The Beholder ... CD
Dreamtime, 2004. New Copy .... $6.99
A real departure for saxophonist David Boykin – an album of solo material, performed on soprano sax and Bb Clarinet – in a style that recalls the most experimental work of Roscoe Mitchell, and which also has ties to the solo recordings of Evan Parker and Steve Lacy! Boykin's really ... read more CD

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David BoykinGalaxophone ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2004. New Copy .... $4.99
Spare improvisations from Chicago saxophonist David Boykin – recorded as a duet with butoh artist Nicole Legette, who also seems to be vocalizing a bit on the record! The album's easily one of the most challenging that Boykin's ever given us – quite open, and very expressive – ... read more CD

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Joanne BrackeenPrism (with bonus track) ... CD
Choice (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $9.99 11.99
Joanne Brackeen's at the top of her game here – working in a unique set of duets with bassist Eddie Gomez – at a level that matches the fire and fury of any of her work with a larger group! Brackeen's got this tremendous command of the keyboard right from the start – a wide sweep ... read more CD

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New Geof BradfieldMelba ... CD
Origin, 2013. Used .... $4.99
A beautiful tribute to the genius of trombonist/arranger Melba Liston – and a set that doesn't just copy her music, but really opens up a whole new spirit from its inspiration! Reedman Geof Bradfield composed all the tracks in the set, and puts things together with a spirit that's not unlike ... read more CD
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Bobby BradfordLost In LA ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
Nothing lost about this set, as Bobby Bradford's work is tight and focused throughout – and stands as a hip west coast contrast to early 80s avant jazz material from points east! There's a feel here that's a lot like some of the Nimbus Records albums of the time – material that's ... read more CD
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Ruby BraffBall At Bethlehem With Braff ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954/1955. New Copy .... $13.99
Ruby Braff has a ball on this rare date for Bethlehem Records – a set that's got a live, loose feel that's quite different than some of Ruby's other records! The date was recorded on New Years Eve, at the end of 1954 – and it features Braff stepping out with these surprisingly human, ... read more CD

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Ruby BraffHoliday In Braff ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
No holiday for Ruby Braff – not when he's working so hard to make a record like this sound so great! The session's an overlooked gem recorded for Bethlehem in the 50s – and it's got Ruby's trumpet stepping out strongly with a larger group arranged by Bob Wilber – in a great mix ... read more CD

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Ruby BraffRuby Braff Swings ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $13.99
They're not kidding about the title – because the album's one of Ruby Braff's most swingin from the time – a sharp-edged quartet session that's filled with well-blown notes! Ruby's in the lead on all numbers on trumpet – getting support from Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Walter Page ... read more CD

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Anouar BrahemLe Pas Du Chant Noir ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2002. Used .... $8.99
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Ted BrancatoNext Step ... CD
Origin, 2013. Used .... $8.99
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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)African Piano ... CD
Japo/ECM (Germany), 1969. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Haunting solo work from Dollar Brand – recorded live in Copenhagen, with a sound that's full of tone, texture, and subtle beauty! Dollar Brand is one of the few players that can hold us rapt with a session like this – and as with his trio and larger group work, the tunes have an ... read more CD
Also available African Piano (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)African Space Program ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1973. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the most righteous 70s sessions to come from the hands of Dollar Brand – a New York recording that's filled with work by a host of players from the spiritual jazz underground – all of whom soar strongly on the album's long tracks, and give the set a fire and righteous energy you'r ... read more CD

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Brand XProduct ... CD
Charisma/Virgin, 1979. Used .... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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

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Anthony BraxtonCreative Orchestra Music (Koln) 1978 ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy 2CDs .... $16.99 26.99
One of Anthony Braxton's first great recordings with a larger group – a really impressive array of sounds and tones that takes his compositional experiments to the next level! Tunes here are all those complicated Braxton formulas from the 70s – carried out by a host of equally-imaginati ... read more CD

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Anthony BraxtonFive Compositions (Quartet) 1986 ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Anthony Braxton plays a host of horns on this powerful mid 80s set – a batch of numbers all based around his unique imagistic compositions! Braxton's reeds include alto, tenor, sopranino, and C melody sax – plus clarinet and flute as well – and other quartet members include David ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)
 
 



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