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

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Blue MitchellCollision In Black ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent pairing of funk talents – the tight trumpet of Blue Mitchell, and the super-soulful backings of Monk Higgins! Higgins has a groove that was schooled in the funky 45 underground of Chicago – and here, he really finds a great way to pick things up for Mitchell – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Collision In Black ... LP 14.99

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Nicole Mitchell Black Earth EnsembleIntergalactic Beings (with download) ... LP
FPE, 2014. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $17.99
Mindblowing sounds from Chicago flute player Nicole Mitchell – a set of work inspired by the science fiction writings of Octavia Butler – with a striking style to match! Although the music has some arch qualities that live up to the darkness of Butler's writings, the performance here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)
Also available Intergalactic Beings ... CD 11.99

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Roscoe MitchellConversations I & II – With Craig Taborn & Kikanju Baku (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Wide Hive, 2014. New Copy 2LPs ... $16.99 18.98
Roscoe Mitchell returns to a mode that he explored freely back in the 70s – loose, improvised collaborations with other musicians – done at a level that offers up a richly organic blend of sonic elements and musical moments! Some of Mitchell's later work has been more structured, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound ... LP
Delmark, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 12.98
One of the first bold statements to come from Chicago's AACM underground of the 60s – a tremendous debut effort from the young Roscoe Mitchell! The album's got a "sense of the new" feel that's as gripping as anything recorded by ESP or Impulse around the same time – a rule-bre ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank MobleyNo Room For Squares (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
No room for squares with grooves this great – a classic Hank Mobley session from the mid 60s, and one that really shows the growth in his style at the time! The work's still strongly in a hardbop style, but modal elements are definitely creeping into the mix – a bolder sense of rhythm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hank MobleySoul Station (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Simply astounding! Soul Station is a deceptively simple album that has tenor giant Hank Mobley playing standards and originals in a quartet with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Blakey on drums– a spare and simple group, but one with a direct energy that's really amazing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Station ... LP 19.99
Soul Station (non RVG edition) ... CD 3.99
Soul Station (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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Modern FeelingsModern Feelings ... LP
Sahko (Finland), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
A weird little project that supposedly has the group improvising alongside abstracted samples of Muzak and easy listening – which themselves are manipulated in really unusual ways too! In fact, those core elements seem to be so buried in the mix, that the main focus is really on the live ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Seminal recordings from Thelonious Monk – noteworthy not only for the pianist's commitment to a modernist bop ideal, but also for his integration in the growing collection of top-level jazz players on the New York scene. The work's notable also for the fact that Monk's playing in group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them!)

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Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 1 (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A great collection of Thelonious Monk's 10" recordings for Blue Note – seminal not only for the label's commitment to a modernist bop ideal, but also for Monk's integration in the growing collection of top-level jazz players on the New York scene. The work's notable also for the fact ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Genius Of Modern Music Vol 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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New Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Seminal recordings from Thelonious Monk – noteworthy not only for the pianist's commitment to a modernist bop ideal, but also for his integration in the growing collection of top-level jazz players on the New York scene. The work's notable also for the fact that Monk's playing in group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them!)

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Thelonious MonkIt's Monk Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Thelonious MonkParis 1969 ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy 2 LPs ... Just Sold Out!
A lost treasure from the legendary Thelonious Monk – a live date recorded in Paris at the end of the 60s – late in Monk's life, and every bit as wonderful as his famous 60s studio work with his quartet! Of that group, only Charlie Rouse remains on tenor sax – but Rouse is more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Thurston Moore/Gabriel Ferrandini/Pedro SousaLive At ZTB ... LP
Shhpuma (Portugal), 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
Fierce waves of sound from this heady trio – a lineup that features Thurston Moore on guitar, Gabriel Ferrandini on drums and percussion, and Pedro Sousa on tenor, baritone, and electronics! Moore's instrument really seems to get the tone – often a minimalist progression of noise and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee MorganCornbread (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A sock-solid sextet session from the mighty Lee Morgan – recorded for Blue Note at the height of his mid 60s powers, and carried off in a beautiful blend of soul jazz and some slight modern touches! The group here is top-shelf all the way through – Jackie McLean on alto, Hank Mobley on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lee MorganSidewinder (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A jazz classic if there ever was one – and the best-selling album ever by Lee Morgan, thanks to the use of the title track in a car commercial! Sure, you've probably heard "The Sidewinder" enough that you think you know the album already – but the rest of the tunes really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sidewinder ... LP 34.99

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Ramon MorrisSweet Sister Funk ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the rarest albums on the Groove Merchant label – and one of the best! Ramon Morris has a sweet tone on the tenor that works very well with the electric piano in his tight little combo – grooving with a style that's like the best Black Jazz funk records of the time – mixing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Idris MuhammadPower Of Soul ... LP
Kudu, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Power Of Soul ... CD 5.99

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Sunny Murray's Untouchable FactorApple Cores ... LP
Philly Jazz, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the hippest, tightest sessions ever recorded by drummer Sunny Murray – a large group set recorded with his Untouchable Factor group – a great ensemble that includes Frank Foster on soprano sax, Oliver Lake and Arthur Blythe on alto saxes, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Don Pullen on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nacka Forum with Akira SakataLive In Tokyo ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2014. New Copy ... $26.99
The heavy Nacka Forum quartet meets up with reed giant Akira Sakata in Tokyo – in a set that's easily one of their most searing ever! Each side features one long track – balanced between the group's sense of structure, and some of the bolder improvisations that we'd expect from Sakata ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to a few hundred copies – and on red vinyl too!)

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Oliver NelsonScreamin' The Blues ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
One of the most open-ended and laidback records ever from Oliver Nelson – a set that gets away from the tighter arrangements of other albums, and really lets you concentrate on his saxophone work! The album's got a really wonderful feel throughout – easygoing and soulful, with work by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New New Jazz OrchestraLe Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ... LP
Verve/Aartrud (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99
A wonderful wonderful set from the British jazz scene of the late 60s – beautifully inventive large ensemble material, done under the direction of Neil Ardley – and featuring some of the best British jazz musicians of the time! The group's a showcase not only for creative young talent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies!)

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Paal Nilssen LoveChiapaneca ... LP
Bocian (Poland), 2012. New Copy ... $19.99
A record that's as vibrant as the image on its cover – a stunning solo performance from percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love – a player we love when improvising with other musicians, but who sounds maybe even more mindblowing here on his one! Paal's a great musical partner with others ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paal Nilssen-Love & Mats GustafssonSin Gas ... LP
Bocian (Poland), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
Two masterful improvisational talents, let looks on some very long tracks – and coming up with real magic in the process! Mats Gustafsson plays tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones for the record – and begins with some really deep textures – a sonic sensibility that shows Mats' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry NozeroTime (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata/180 Proof, 1974. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet reeds and lots of Fender Rhodes – a lost 70s album from the Detroit underground, and one of the best-ever sets from saxophonist Larry Nozero! Larry's working here in close collaboration with keyboardist Dennis Tini – whose Rhodes and Clavinet work really make the album sparkle, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Time ... CD 12.99

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New Nucleus with Leon ThomasNucleus with Leon Thomas – Live 1970 (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
One of the most striking, most unusual settings for the voice of Leon Thomas we've ever heard – a rare 1970 performance with the Brit group Nucleus – done right at the same time that Thomas was recording his classics with Pharoah Sanders! The initial approach is similar, and the songs ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl – with bonus download too!)

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Grassella OliphantGrass Is Greener ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A sweet soulful set from drummer Grasella Oliphant – one of two legendary albums cut for Atlantic Records in the 60s – and the one with a very heavy-hitting lineup! The vibe here is somewhere between Blue Note Hammond dates and soul jazz on Prestige Records in the mid 60s – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jaco PastoriusModern American Music – Period – The Criteria Tapes (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Omnivore, 1974. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Some of the earliest work ever from Jaco Pastorius – rare demo recordings, issued in this format for the first time ever – filled to the brim with the kind of groundbreaking basswork that Jaco helped pioneer! Many tracks are relatively spare, and really give you a great chance to hear ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Modern American Music – Period – The Criteria Tapes (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... CD 16.99

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Art PepperArt Pepper + Eleven ... LP
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A unique large group session from Art Pepper – one of his few this way as a leader, despite constant 50s presence as a sideman in big ensembles! Arrangements are by Marty Paich, who more than makes things swing – and there's a nice rhythm section dancing underneath a larger group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Art Pepper + Eleven ... LP 6.99

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Sonny PhillipsMy Black Flower ... LP
Muse, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Although Sonny Phillips was one of the funky organ players to record for Prestige during the classic jazz funk years, by the time of this recording, he'd emerged as a more spiritual talent, with a looser, freer approach, and a much more open-ended vibe. This 1976 session is a good example of that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Placebo (Marc Moulin)Placebo (1973) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
Seminal sounds from Placebo – one of the hippest electric groups going on the European scene of the early 70s, thanks to some great keyboards and electronics from the legendary Marc Moulin! Placebo's sound here is a unique approach to funky jazz – one that certainly draws from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Placebo (1973) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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Placebo (Marc Moulin)Placebo (1974) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
The second amazing album from Placebo – a wicked mix of funky fusion styles, and a real standout on the European scene of the early 70s! The group's the brainchild of Marc Moulin – who wrote all tracks, and plays a wealth of great keyboards, in ways that almost make him the European ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy PorterStory Of The Roy Porter Sound Machine – 1971 to 1975 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99
One of the coolest, grooviest cats who ever cut a record – an an artist with a really unique conception at the time of these recordings! Roy Porter got his start as a drummer during the bebop years, and worked hard on the LA scene of the R&B and soul scenes of the 50s and 60s – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince Lasha & Sonny SimmonsCry! ... LP
Contemporary, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A classic of spiritual jazz! The album is one of the few rare pairings of Sonny Simmons and Prince Lasha from the 60s – and it's arguably the greatest album they ever cut! The set was recorded for the Contemporary label in LA, but it's far far different than the cool jazz that was the label' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)Soul Drums (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Date, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Massive work from one of the funkiest drummers of all time – the legendary Bernard Pretty Purdie, stepping out here in a batch of instrumentals that may well be his greatest album ever! Bernard's drums are right up front in the mix – leading off all tunes with a full, funky, echoey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PyramidsKing Of Kings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pyramid/Disko B (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
Incredible music from The Pyramids – an obscure Midwestern combo who made some pretty amazing records in the early 70s! There's a heavy dose of spirituality in the mix here – a vibe that rivals some of the best albums of the time on Strata East, but with a freer sound overall – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PyramidsLalibela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pyramid/Disko B (Germany), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
The first of 3 albums issued by The Pyramids – a wonderful bit of spiritual soul jazz with a really cosmic feel! The group are heavy on percussion and reeds – blending congas and assorted other percussion instruments with soprano sax, alto, and flute – all in a captivating sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Quartetto Di LuccaQuartetto (with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A bracingly fresh combination of vibes, piano, bass, and drums – and a real standout set of modern jazz from the Italian postwar years! At first glance, the lineup of the group is relatively conventional – forged with the same instrumentation as the Modern Jazz Quartet or George ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the CD, too!)
Also available Quartetto (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Sun RaCosmos ... LP
Inner City, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the best-remembered Sun Ra albums from the 70s – a really cool little session that features Ra playing the unusual "rocksichord" all the way through! The instrument's a very weird one – kind of like a messed-up electric piano, with lots of cool broken notes and a weird ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaDisco 3000 ... LP
Saturn/Art Yard/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
If this is disco, point us in the direction of Studio 54! The album's one of Ra's greatest from the 70s – recorded in Italy in 1978, and featuring some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record! The track "Disco 3000" is an incredible workout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaLive at Montreux ... LP
Inner City, 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
One of Sun Ra's best non-Saturn live sets of the 70s – a nice little record that shows the group mixing it up with equal parts avant garde and straight ahead jazz, all handled in that ever-growing large group style that made them a real force to be reckoned with in a concert setting! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaOn Jupiter ... LP
Saturn/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Righteous Ra from the end of the 70s – one of the most soulful albums ever by the Sun Ra Arkestra, and a lost treasure that's got some nice funky moments! The vibe here is very much in the Lanquidity/Disco 3000 mode – an extrapolation of styles best known from the Space Is The Place ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On Jupiter ... CD 15.99

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Sun RaOuter Darkness – Space Poetry Vol 3 ... LP
Norton, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99
The third incredible chapter of lost Sun Ra material in the Space Poetry series – and a set that's a bit different than the first two! Side one of this record features two longer numbers – in contrast to the shorter poems on previous volumes – with Ra telling these cool little ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSleeping Beauty ... LP
Saturn/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the most soulful Sun Ra albums ever – very much on the Lanquidity tip, and done with a great mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation! The vibe here is really mellow, spiritual, and warm – and the album actually feels a lot more like a session recorded for the Strata East ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sleeping Beauty ... CD 15.99

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Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Very dark stuff from Sun Ra – one of his records that received wider circulation than most of the Saturn releases of the 70s, and a set that maintains a pretty sharp edge overall! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSpace Aura (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Art Yard (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... $22.99
A sublime Sun Ra performance from the mid 60s – recorded at the University Of Buffalo, but material that rivals some of his best Saturn albums of the time! Side one features the tremendous "Space Aura" – a long track that begins with a wonderful solo piano passage from Ra, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSub-Dwellers – Space Poetry Vol 2 ... LP
Norton, Late 60s/1982. New Copy ... $12.99
Amazing sounds from Sun Ra – vocal recitations, weird words, and spoken bits – all set to some mighty cosmic music! The work here is all previously unissued, and pulled from rare tapes recorded in 1966, 1968, and 1982 – an amazing discovery in the Ra archive, with a real focus on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraSign Of The Myth (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1973. New Copy ... $21.99
Tremendous work from Sun Ra – a studio recording from the early 70s, never issued before – but done around the same groundbreaking time as his few bits of new material for the Impulse label! The Arkestra is really reaching out here – ruminating with an intensity that demands to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Sun Ra & OthersMy Way Is The Spaceway – Space Poetry Vol 4 ... LP
Norton, Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
An incredible chapter in the rich career of the legendary Sun Ra – tracks that blend together music and spoken word passages – the latter of which are usually in support of his unique philosophy of the cosmos! The titles here really give an idea of the thoughts within – "The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Enrico RavaNew York Days (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
One of the nicest records we've heard from Enrico Rava in years – a set that's still filled with the pensive, open-ended lines he's crafted for ECM – yet which also seems to have a bit more soul, too – almost a return to some of Rava's modes from the 70s! The group's a quintet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerome RichardsonMidnight Oil ... LP
Prestige, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few 50s albums as a leader from reedman Jerome Richardson – a hell of a player who made so many other folks' records sound great! Richardson plays both tenor and flute on the album – the latter of which is a real surprise, as it's got a moodier quality than on some of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam RiversContrasts (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99 25.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam RiversQuest (PA USA pressing) ... LP
PA USA, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Sam Rivers' most freely expressive albums – a set of extended improvisations that features the leader on tenor, soprano, flute, and piano – really spinning out with some strongly expressive solos! The rest of the lineup is quite free too – with Dave Holland on bass and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Max Roach & Clifford BrownDaahoud ... LP
Mainstream, 1956. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Previously unreleased work from the legendary group of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – recorded back in the 50s, when Mainstream producer Bob Shad was working on the Brown/Roach dates for Mercury – but not issued until this set in the 70s, when Shad had his own label! The music here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Constellation (Canada), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99 25.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes art print poster – and bonus download!)
Also available Coin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild ... CD 12.99

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsNight At The Village Vanguard (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Night At the Village Vanguard Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Sonny RollinsSound Of Sonny ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – a record that really lives up to its title, as it shows the maturing tenorist really finding his own voice in jazz – a sound that's unlike any other! Rollins' Riverside work sometimes seems to get overlooked sometimes in light of his freer late 50s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sound Of Sonny ... LP 14.99

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Akira Sakata/Johan Berthling/Paal Nilssen LoveArashi ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
Akira Sakata is a player who's never been known to hold back – but he sounds especially powerful here in the company of Paal Nilssen Love on drums and Johan Berthling on bass – two younger players who seem to inspire Sakata to a sort of frenzied height that we haven't heard this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Arashi ... CD 16.99

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Sten Sandell & Paal Nilsson LoveJacana (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
A fierce combination of piano and percussion – the former by Sten Sandell, the latter by Paal Nilsson Love – two very well-matched improvisers! The tracks here are mostly long and dynamic – very freewheeling performances by both musicians, but at a level that really holds strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First 500 copies come with bonus CD!)
Also available Jacana ... CD 16.99

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Sao Paulo/Chicago Underground with Pharoah SandersPharoah & The Underground – Primitive Jupiter ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
The legendary Pharoah Sanders joins the Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground – and the result is one of the most striking records in years from everyone involved! Pharoah blows with this really open, searching sort of tone – wonderfully concerned with sound texture at points, and not nearly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronnie ScottRonnie Scott Quintet Featuring Alan Skidmore – BBC Jazz Club (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $34.99
A pair of British tenor giants – heard here in a previously unissued live performance – the legendary Ronnie Scott and the up-and-coming Alan Skidmore – both playing together here in a well-recorded set for the BBC! Scott's soulful lead really helps shape the energy of the tunes, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy vinyl, and a great pressing!)

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Ronnie Scott/Phil SeamenRonnie Scott Quintet & The Phil Seamen Quintet (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1956. New Copy ... $66.99
A great BBC Jazz Club 45 session from legendary British jazz quintets led by tenor Ronnie Scott & drummer Phil Seamen! As program, it's fun stuff – with both groups assembled for a live broadcast and introduced by an announcer – and the music itself is terrific. Scott's group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – vinyl only!)

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Tony ScottLost Tapes – Germany 1957/Asia 1962 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Jazz Haus (Germany), 1957/1962. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
Tony Scott in two different settings – caught right around the cusp of the 60s, which was a pivotal point in his career! The first half of the record features 1957 material from Germany – tracks that already have Scott moving out with a freer, looser style of clarinet than his earlier ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Archie SheppFour For Trane (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
An amazing Impulse debut from Archie Shepp – easily one of his boldest musical statements ever, and a key announcement to the world that a new generation of modernists was on the rise! The album was co-produced by John Coltrane – who brought Shepp to the label, and almost gets out-done ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Archie SheppLive In San Francisco (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A great counterpart to some of Archie Shepp's studio albums for Impulse – a live date recorded in San Francisco, with a slightly freer, sharper edge! The sound is almost free at times, but always with that strong sense of focus that Archie brought to his brilliant work of the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live In San Francisco ... CD 4.99

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Archie SheppYasmina, A Black Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Archie Shepp at his spiritual best – recording in Paris in 1969, and absorbing a heck of a lot of pan-African influences! The centerpiece of the album is the amazing "Yasmina" – a long track that builds with passion and fire, pulsing with an intensity that you'd expect more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sahib ShihabJazz Sahib ... LP
Savoy, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very nice session by baritonist Sahib Shihab – and one of the most far-reaching works he cut in this country before disappearing to Europe for the better part of the 60s! The album's broken into two different groups – both have Sahib playing with Phil Woods on alto and Benny Golson ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wayne ShorterJu Ju (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Genius, pure genius! Like all of Wayne Shorter's Blue Note sessions from the mid 60s, this album's a beautiful blend of hard bop ideas with a modern spiritual soulful consciousness – as important in its own way as Coltrane's work of the time – an incredible precursor for sounds from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ju Ju (non-RVG edition) ... CD 2.99

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New Wayne ShorterSpeak No Evil (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An album of incredible beauty – and one of the key early sides that Shorter cut for Blue Note! It's nearly impossible to describe the genius of these records without playing them – and upon playing, all words disappear in the brilliance of Shorter's incredible tone, solo imagination, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan Silva & Celestrial Communication OrchestraLuna Surface (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Silva leads his Celestrial Communication Orchestra, one of the best of the loose collectives playing around the Paris scene of the 1969/1970 era – and a group that includes Grachan Moncur III, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Malachi Favors, Dave Burrell, and Bernard Vitet. The group was one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Horace SilverHorace Silver & The Jazz Messengers (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A record with Horace Silver on the cover, but a set that's really more of a Jazz Messengers date overall – as it features a smoking quintet that not only includes Art Blakey on drums and Doug Watkins on bass – but which also has some great frontline work from Hank Mobley on tenor and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers ... LP 24.99

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Horace SilverSong For My Father (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An incredible record – the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones – one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A partner album of sorts to Jimmy Smith's classic Midnight Special album – recorded during the same sessions as that one, and also featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar! The sound here is almost even more open and stretched out – with only 4 long tracks on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Back At The Chicken Shack (with bonus track) ... CD 3.99

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New Jimmy SmithCat (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A real high point in Jimmy Smith's famous 60s run at Verve Records – a key collaboration with arranger Lalo Schfrin, who brings a great blend of jazz and soundtrack styles to Jimmy's famous groove on the Hammond! Lalo's backings are totally great – with touches of Latin and Brazilian ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cat ... CD 13.99

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Lonnie SmithThink! ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Easily Lonnie Smith's biggest hit for Blue Note – a key record in defining the sound of late 60s soul jazz! Lonnie's working here with an all-star group that includes Melvin Sparks, Lee Morgan, and David Fathead Newman – and the core combo is expanded by some additional Latin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Martial Solal/Michel MagneElectrode – Martial Solal Joue Michel Magne ... LP
Ducretet Thomson/Cacophonic (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from legendary French pianist Martial Solal – a set that has his sharp, angular lines spinning out over longer, fuller compositions from soundtrack genius Michel Magne – all arranged superbly by the great Jean-Claude Vannier! The trio of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Leon SpencerWhere I'm Coming From ... LP
Prestige, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Badass organ funk from the mighty Leon Spencer – a set that's got a bit of a fuller feel than some of his previous albums for Prestige – but a groove that's also equally great! The style here is somewhere between blacksploitation funk and some of the grooves from the CTI/Kudu camp ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Stark RealityActing Thinking Feeling – The Complete Works 1968 to 1978 (6LP set – plus bonus 7-inch and download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 6LP & 7 Inch ... $58.99 69.99
Amazing sounds from The Stark Reality – an obscure group from the early 70s, but one who've really risen to fame over the years – thanks to their groundbreaking ear for new music, and their freewheeling way with a funky groove! This package brings together all the incredible work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)

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John Surman, Barre Phillips & Stu MartinTrio ... LP
Dawn/Klimt (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99
A groundbreaking bit of free jazz from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – a record that not only set the tone for countless other improvised records to come, but one that also showed the world that England could really match the energy coming out of Germany and France at the same time! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jone Takamaki TrioUniversal Mind ... LP
Arc Light Editions (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An obscure bit of spiritual jazz from the early 80s – recorded by a trio in Finland, but with a style that's much more in the mode of American work from the loft jazz scene of the 70s! The group's led by reedman Jone Takamaki, who plays tenor, bass clarinet, flute, and soprano sax – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cecil TaylorWorld Of Cecil Taylor ... LP
Candid, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Cecil Taylor's first LP for the Candid label – and a landmark album that really lets him open up for the first time in years at a recording session! The album was cut at Nola's Penthouse in 1960, and the core group is Cecil's trio with Buell Neidlinger on bass and Dennis Charles on drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Thing with Neneh CherryCherry Thing ... LP
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2012. New Copy ... $16.99
A mindblowing collaboration – one that brings the soulful vocals of Nenah Cherry into play with the avant jazz sounds of The Thing – but all in a mode that's unlike anything either artist has recorded before! The mix of talents is no surprise – given that Nenah's dad is Don ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Third EyeConnexion ... LP
Ring/Sonorama (Germany), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Wonderfully wild funky jazz from the 70s – played by an obscure group in Germany, and originally only issued as a small-pressing sound library set! The music's way more than you might expect – a tremendous mix of electric and acoustic reeds with some sweet Fender Rhodes lines – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Connexion ... CD 19.99

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Henry ThreadgillWhen Was That? ... LP
About Time, 1982. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
One of the most beautiful, lyrical albums we've ever heard from Henry Threadgill – a set that still has all the sharp edges you might know from his other work, but which also comes across with a slightly more sensitive sound as well! The compositions are beautiful – really well-written ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Three SoundsOut Of This World (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Go out of the world with The Three Sounds on this sweet little set for Blue Note – as the trio are at their early best, and working with a care of craft that you won't find on other 60s albums for labels like Verve or Mercury! The mighty Gene Harris is in the lead on piano, moving between a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Stanley TurrentineThat's Where It's At (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Where it's at with Stanley Turrentine – circa 1962 – a time when the tenorist was really hitting on all burners, and turning out some tremendous work for Blue Note! The album's got Stan working with a special guest – a rare Blue Note appearance from pianist Les McCann, who's also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine ... LP
Time, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the most fantastic hardbop albums of all time! Tommy Turrentine was the less-famous trumpet-playing brother of Stanley Turrentine – but he was a hell of a player in his early days, and he cut some amazing records with his brother during the younger years of his career. This is the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Piero UmilianiDa Roma A New York (180 gram 10 inch LP) (plus bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1957. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the first great moments from Italian composer Piero Umiliani – an artist who later did a huge amount of soundtracks in the 60s, but really got his start in jazz! Umiliani's wonderful here right from the start – laying out a set of all original tracks that mix tight arrangements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen LoveLightning Over Water (2LPs & 7" single) ... LP
Laurence Family, 2014. New Copy 2LP & 7" Gatefold ... $44.99
Searing duets between reedman Ken Vandermark and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love – two players who've worked together often on both sides of the Atlantic, and really know each others' strengths! Vandermark plays tenor, baritone, and some especially nice b flat clarinet – and Paal handles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful package, too – limited to 500 copies, housed in a heavy box-like cover, and with a bonus 7" too!)

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New Mal WaldronMal Waldron Trio (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Karim/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $42.99
One of the rarest Mal Waldron albums of the 60s – and one of the best, as well – an obscure trio date recorded in Italy, filled with original compositions, and a great link between Mal's hardbop work of the 50s and his freer sounds to come! There's a nice sense of darkness throughout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies.)
Also available Mal Waldron Trio ... CD 26.99

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Cedar Walton - Hank Hobley QuintetBreakthrough ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the last great albums that Hank Mobley ever cut! Although Mobley's 70s output was nothing compared to his 60s Blue Note work, this 1972 session for Cobblestone/Muse is a winner, and features the aging tenorist co-leading a crack quintet with Cedar Walton, and featuring Billy Higgins, Sam ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, & Dan BerglundTrialogue ... LP
Sunday (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
Really spare, really beautiful sounds from the great Bugge Wesseltoft – working here on acoustic piano, alongside electronics from Henrik Schwarz and bass from Dan Berglund – a trio setting that's every bit as moody as Bugge's solo music on his own! The sound shapes are very murky at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, & Dan BerglundTrialogue (deluxe edition) ... LP
Sunday (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $34.99
Really spare, really beautiful sounds from the great Bugge Wesseltoft – working here on acoustic piano, alongside electronics from Henrik Schwarz and bass from Dan Berglund – a trio setting that's every bit as moody as Bugge's solo music on his own! The sound shapes are very murky at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered, limited edition hand-printed cover – limited to 309 copies!)

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Kenny Wheeler QuintetFlutter By Butterfly (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Warmly expressive work from trumpeter Kenny Wheeler – a set that's got the same depth of tone as his work for other labels, but which has a bit of a different feel as well. The record has maybe a bit more bite – not necessarily on Wheeler's trumpet or flugelhorn, the latter of which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very heavy vinyl – with bonus CD too!)

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Wide Hive PlayersTurnstyle ... LP
Wide Hive, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Maybe the best music so far from the Wide Hive Players – a group who draw keen inspiration from a 70s jazz generation, but make things fresh with their own sense of timing and rhythm – a kind of fluid yet laidback approach to soul jazz and funk! The legendary Calvin Keys is on guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Turnstyle ... CD 9.99

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Baby Face WilletteBehind The 8 Ball ... LP
Argo/Chess, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Classic hard-hitting organ jazz session by this great Chicago keyboard player, better known to the world for his two Blue Note LPs, but playing here in a style that's much more creative, and much more open-ended than on those LPs. He's got a tight trio here, with Ben White on guitar and Jerry ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nate Wooley/Hugo Antunes/Chris CorsanoMalus ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $26.99
Nate Wooley's turning out to be one of the most powerful voices on the trumpet of his generation – a player in the left side of the spectrum, but one who can also evoke a classic sense of tone as well – used in a spacious, majestic way that's very commanding! This set's a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies.)

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Larry YoungLarry Young's Fuel ... LP
Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Quite possibly the greatest Larry Young album of the post-Blue Note years – and a massive bit of funk that totally redefines his sound! Larry's working here with his hip group Fuel – an ensemble that features Laura Logan on lead vocals, giving the tunes a real focus through her lyrics ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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