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New Gary McFarlandAmerica the Beautiful/Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon? ... CD
Skye/El (UK), 1968. New Copy .... $6.99
2 Skye Records gems from Gary McFarland – one deep, one light – both groovy! America The Beautiful is an incredible document of late 60s America – composed and conducted by McFarland in a style that's much more ambitious than any of his other work! The album's fully titled " ... read more CD

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Bernie McGannBundeena ... CD
Rufus (Australia), 2000. Used .... $9.99
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Howard McGheeLife Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
Quite an unusual album for trumpeter Howard McGhee – one that has the famous bop trumpeter working in a sweet "with strings" format – ala similar 50s sessions on Verve! Frank Hunter handles the larger group here – working the strings with some nice touches that go way ... read more CD

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New Chris McGregorIn His Good Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $14.99
Amazing sounds from the legendary Chris McGregor – a rare set of solo piano performances that shows a whole new side of his genius! The music here is still steeped in South African roots, yet has a style that's a bit more personal and intimate than some of Chris' better-known recordings with ... read more CD

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New Jimmy McGriffBlack Pearl ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the most hard-hitting Jimmy McGriff albums of the 70s – a raw live date recorded in Newark – and a set that's a perfect bridge between the sharp soul of his Sue Records sessions and his later funk to come! The whole thing's got a gritty vibe the really recalls the sound of a ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre & The LightMorning Song ... CD
Delmark, 2003. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
A beautiful later Delmark album from Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre – one that has all the vivid creative energy of his classic sessions for the label from the 60s! The setting continues McIntyre's work with The Light – a duo of tuba and drums, which makes for some mighty unusual sounds ... read more CD

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Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyreHumility In The Light Of Creator (plus bonus track) ... CD
Delmark, 1969. New Copy .... $8.99 12.99
One of the most spiritual albums to come from the young AACM movement in Chicago – a session that's somewhat equal in expression to some of the best post-Coltrane work on Impulse Records! Maurice McIntyre plays here with a sound that's already fully formed – an approach to the tenor ... read more CD

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Dave McKennaPiano Scene Of Dave McKenna (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $13.99
A great pianist with a really bold sound – strong, fresh, and clean – but without any hoke at all! Dave McKenna's certainly not one of the biggest names in 50s piano jazz, but these sides rival the best in the trio format at the time – a set of familiar tunes and a few lesser-know ... read more CD

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Hal McKusickHal McKusick Quartet ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
A key recording in the 50s career of modernist Hal McKusick – a spare and breezy session that really lets him display his unique approach to the alto sax! Hal's playing here in a very spare quartet – with only the guitar of Barry Galbraith, bass of Osie Johnson, and drums of Milt ... read more CD

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John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco De LuciaFriday Night In San Francisco – Live (Japan pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1981. Used .... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jackie McLeanBout Soul (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $19.99
A seminal album from altoist Jackie McLean – and a set that serves as a key bridge between his mid 60s avant work in the "new thing" scene, and the deeper, spiritual sounds he'd play in years to come! There's a sense of balance here that grabs us right from the start – ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Jackie McLeanFat Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jubilee (Japan), Late 50s. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Early pre-Blue Note hardbop by Jackie McLean – and one of the few recordings to feature his sextet with Ray Draper! Draper was a real legend in late 50s jazz – a tuba (?) player, believe it or not, with a sound that was dark, brooding, and very modern – very unlike you'd expect ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Jackie McLeanHat Trick – Jackie McLean Meets Junko Onishi ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1996. New Copy .... $22.99
No tricks, no gimmicks – just a set that's deeply respectful of all the sharp edges of Jackie McLean's years of work on alto sax, but which also has him nicely returning to the mainstream spotlight as well! By that, we don't mean that there's anything soft or commercial about the record ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanJackie McLean & Co – Introducing Ray Draper & Tuba ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $22.99
A really unique little session from Jackie McLean – and one of the few 50s jazz albums to feature the talents of tuba player Ray Draper, a vastly under-rated artist who recorded briefly with McLean and Coltrane at the time! Although the tuba might seem like a heavy instrument to bring into ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanJackie's Pal – Introducing Bill Hardman ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $22.99
Jackie McLean's got a great pal here – trumpeter Bill Hardman, who'd work with Jackie in the Jazz Messengers a year later! Here, the pals are cutting sharp lines in a perfect early hardbop mode – a great Prestige session with big bold sound from Rudy Van Gelder, and fresh modern tones ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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

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Marcello MelisFree To Dance ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
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 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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New 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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Vince MendozaEpiphany ... CD
Zebra, 1997. Used .... $11.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & SwitchWhat Is Known ... CD
Trem Azul/Clean Feed (Portugal), 2011. Used Gatefold .... $6.99
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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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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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New Harry MillerDifferent Times, Different Places ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Sublime sounds from the late Harry Miller – material never issued during the course of his too-short life, but a great illustration of his really unique contribution to British jazz at the time! Miller's work on bass is wonderful throughout – very rich in feeling, and with a grounded ... read more CD

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New Harry Miller's IsipingoWhich Way Now ... CD
Cuneiform, 1975. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Incredible work from Harry Miller's Isipingo – a group that was a contemporary of Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath – and which had a similar blend of free-thinking jazz and South African roots! The performance here is a beautifully recorded one – done live for radio in the ... read more CD

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Steve MillionMillion To One ... CD
Palmetto, 1995. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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 MingusComplete 1959 Columbia Recordings (Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty/Alternate Takes) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1959. Used 3CD .... $14.99
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(Out of print. Includes the original slip case.)

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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 MingusMe Myself An Eye/Something Like A Bird ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1978/1980. Used 2CD .... $6.99
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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Charles MingusModern Jazz Symposium Of Music & Poetry (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Shout Factory, 1957. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic album – one of our favorite-ever records from Charles Mingus! The album was recorded in the same breath as his legendary works Tijuana Moods, The Clown, and Pithecanthropus Erectus – and it features the same sort of fire and emotion that made those classics so great. The ... read more CD
(Please note that the CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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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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New 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
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(Please note that the slipcover is intact but has some creased edges.)

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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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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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New 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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New Nicole MitchellArc Of O ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2012. New Copy .... $15.99
One of the most ambitious sets we've heard from Nicole Mitchell – a really unique mixing of modes that features a core Chicago group coming into play with the Arche New Music Ensemble! The initial group features Nicole on flute, vocals, and electronics – with Mwata Boden on baritone ... 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 & Joelle LeandreSisters Where ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2014. New Copy .... $15.99
A beautiful combination of flute and bass – the former from Nicole Mitchell, the latter from Joelle Leandre – both players who really open up in the space of a spare record like this! Leandre's got a very lyrical, spiritual tone to her instrument – but also lots of sharp edges ... read more CD

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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 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Delmark, 1966. Used .... Just Sold Out!
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 CD
Also available Sound ... LP 9.99

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Tyler MitchellLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99 14.99
An ultra-hip set from bassist Tyler Mitchell – a player who doesn't often record as a leader, but really makes his mark with this live performance from Smalls! Mitchell's group here is a great one – a really cohesive quintet with Josh Evans on trumpet, Abraham Burton on tenor, Spike ... read more CD

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New 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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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 MobleyHi Voltage ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
An extremely well-titled set from the legendary Hank Mobley – one of his key Blue Notes of the 60s, and an album that glides along with an undeniable sense of joy, life, and soul! Mobley's really opening up his groove at this point – moving way beyond standard hard bop and soul jazz ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used .... $3.99
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Thelonious MonkCriss-Cross ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used .... $3.99
A title and cover that beautifully illustrate the sharp-edged power of the Thelonious Monk quartet on Columbia – and a wonderful place to start if you're just digging Thelonious' music! The record is similar to the best of Monk's Columbia sides – in that it revisits older tunes and ... read more CD

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New Thelonious MonkIt's Monk Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used .... $5.99
One of our favorite Thelonious Monk albums ever – a bare bones, no nonsense session that's filled with great work from tenorist Charlie Rouse! The record's filled with everything that's great about the Monk/Rouse team in these years – an incredible interplay between sax and piano, ... read more CD
Also available It's Monk Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club ... CD
Columbia (France), 1964. Used 2CD .... $6.99
A lost Thelonious Monk treasure from the 60s – a really open-ended live set recorded in LA in 1964, but not issued by Columbia until the early 80s – making the package a wonderful re-discover of Monk's genius during these years! The tunes are much more freewheeling than some of the ... read more CD

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New Thelonious MonkMonk Alone – The Complete Columbia Solo Studio Recordings 1962 to 1968 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Mid 60s. Used 2CD .... $11.99
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New Thelonious MonkMonk's Dream (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used .... $1.99
The first Thelonious Monk album for Columbia Records – and one of the best, as well – a beautiful illustration of the way that his shift in labels really set some new fire to his music in the early 60s! The group is Monk's sharp-edged quartet with the amazing Charlie Rouse on tenor, ... read more CD
 
 



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