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Sun RaMy Brother The Wind ... LP
Saturn, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Crazy stuff – one of the wilder albums from Sun Ra, and a record that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Danny Davis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaNight Of The Purple Moon ... LP
Saturn, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A fantastic spooky bit of wild keyboard jazz from Ra! Night Of The Purple Moon was recorded in 1972 and Ra playing two different moogs, and his classic rocksichord – likely put to its most mind alteringly great use on this LP! John Gilmore, surprisingly enough, plays percussion, except on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sun RaNubians Of Plutonia ... LP
Saturn, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent Sun Ra session from 1959! Ra and the Arkestra are playing in a fine mix of straight jazz and spacey styles, with Ra on electric piano throughout the entire set. A few tracks have some great chanted vocals – and we're not sure if they're sung by one of the Saturn doo wop groups, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaOf Mythic Worlds ... LP
Philly Jazz, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the rarest non-Saturn LPs by Sun Ra – an obscure set recorded for the Philly Jazz label, the imprint who also released Ra's classic Lanquidity album! This set has the group returning to a more traditional Arkestra groove – recording in Chicago with a mix of acoustic instruments ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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
Also available Solar-Myth Approach Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1971. Very Good+ 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
Also available Solar-Myth Approach Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
The 2nd volume of the Solar-Myth sessions! Recorded in New York in 1970, with an Arkestra that includes Kwame Hadi, Ali Hassan, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, and Clifford Jarvis – and instrumentation that includes moog, space dimension mellophone, ancient Egyptian Infinity drum, and lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSoul Vibrations Of Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Saturn, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Unbelievable! This is one of the rarest Sun Ra records we've ever seen – and it's also one of the most compelling. There are no tracks listed on the label (although the Sun Ra discography lists them as "Sometimes The Universe Speaks", "Pleiades", "Third Heaven" ... 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 RaStrange Celestial Road ... LP
Celestial, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very nice session that actually has a bit of a soul jazz touch – with elements that are similar to Ra's Lanquidity set, a much sought-after spacey fusion classic! The band still plays fairly out, but the singing's a bit more soulful than usual, and the music has some funky vibes, guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Strange Celestial Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP 9.99

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Sun RaStrange Celestial Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Celestial, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A very nice session that actually has a bit of a soul jazz touch – with elements that are similar to Ra's Lanquidity set, a much sought-after spacey fusion classic! The band still plays fairly out, but the singing's a bit more soulful than usual, and the music has some funky vibes, guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Strange Celestial Road ... LP 9.99

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New Sun RaSun Song (aka Jazz By Sun Ra) ... LP
Transition/Delmark, 1956. Very Good ... $13.99
Sun Ra's first album as a leader – originally issued on the Transition label, but presented here in its better-known incarnation by Delmark Records! Even at this early point, Ra had a sound unlike any of his contemporaries – large group and modern, but not in a way that showed any ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing.)

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Sun RaSuper-Sonic Jazz ... LP
Saturn, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The first album on Saturn! Despite the futurism that the title of the set might imply, the material on this LP is actually some of Sun Ra's earliest, and dates back to the years when the Arkestra was first beginning to make itself heard in Chicago. That doesn't stop the material from being ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaVisits Planet Earth ... LP
Saturn, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A lost Sun Ra classic – from the early days of the Arkestra! This 1966 release on Saturn features music that was recorded by The Arkestra in Chicago in 1957 and 1958. Some of the tracks are from the same session as the Sound Of Joy LP, and a few others were from sessions later in the year. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraOther Strange Worlds (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1965. New Copy ... $21.99
Never-heard studio music from the legendary Sun Ra – material recorded right around the same time as the unique Strange Strings session – and which really stands as a "part 2" to that amazing record! The group here is very small – with both Sun Ra and John Gilmore ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes free download!)

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Boyd RaeburnMemphis In June ... LP
Hep (UK), Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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Boyd RaeburrnJewells ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
A great illustration of the hipness that was Boyd Raeburn – a beautiful collection of key 78s for Savoy! Some tracks feature vocals by David Allyn or Ginnie Powell – and the set features detailed notes and great sound too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, promo sticker, some wear, discoloration along the spine, and a few stickers.)

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Chuck RaineyChuck Rainey Coalition ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
Funky instrumentals from bassist Chuck Rainey – a player who was well known for his work on countless sessions as a sideman, but who rarely got a chance to cut a record like this! The album's got a style that's smooth and soulful, yet also a bit down n dirty – almost like some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some light wear.)

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Rampart Street ParadersRampart & Vine – After Hours With Hollywood's Ace Dixieland Jazzmen ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(6 Eye pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Don RandiDon Randi Live On The Sunset Strip ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Sunny mid 60s live material from Don Randi – playing in nice little nightclub setting on The Sunset Strip! The Hollywood scene of the mid 60s could make anyone groove – and perhaps none finer than west coast mainstay Don Randi – and this batch of piano trio instrumentals is prime ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Jimmy RaneyJimmy Raney Visits Paris ... LP
Dawn, 1954. Very Good- ... $28.99
A classic French session from one of the greatest American jazz guitarists of the 50s – the legendary Jimmy Raney, a player who mixed his hard-edge tone with a magically fluid groove! Jimmy's playing here on some great single-note lines – alongside a set of Parisian players that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, split top and bottom seams, some splitting on the spine, and a bit of pen and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Jimmy Raney, Chuck Wayne, Joe Puma, & Dick GarciaFourmost Guitars ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great overview of 4 key modern guitar players of the 50s – Jimmy Raney, Dick Garcia, Joe Puma, and Chuck Wayne – all presented here in tracks that may well be exclusive to this release. (We know that Raney recorded an album or two for ABC, but haven't seen any from Wayne, Puma, or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Dave Rempis/Lasse MarhaugNaancore (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Aerophonic, 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
Dave Rempis really goes over the top here – and Lasse Marhaug provides some bold electronics to match! Rempis turns in some of the most frenetic work we've ever heard him do on alto sax – and Marhaug races to keep up and collaborate with him on a range of electronic flourishes – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies. Includes download.)

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George RhodesSweet & Swinging ... LP
Aamco, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
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(Cover has a split top seam and a partially split spine.)

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Buddy RichBig Band Shout (aka This One's For Basie) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Sealed ... $7.99
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing.)

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New Buddy RichBuddy & Soul ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
Groovy stuff! We'd normally never say a bad word about Buddy (or else he'd sock us one!), but this album is particularly nice – as it features Rich's swinging late 60s group doing some pop/jazz covers of groovy 60s tunes, plus some very tasty originals! All tracks are pretty short, and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear & a cut corner.)

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Buddy RichDifferent Drummer ... LP
RCA, 1971. Sealed ... $7.99
A 70s gem from Buddy Rich – a session that's cut with some really tightly arranged backings, but done in a way that actually has Buddy kicking the kit even more than usual! Some of the best tunes on the set have a really wicked sense of funk – one that uses a bit more space than in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy RichSwingin' New Big Band ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.99
A hard and heavy side from Buddy, and true to his reputation and the title of the LP, he comes out swinging! The set features a top notch mid 60s group, and from the sound of the numbers on this set, ol' Buddy did need to hand out any of his famous lectures on the bus afterwards, with some crisp ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Buddy RichThis One's For Basie ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $16.99
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Norgran pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has split seams.)

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New Buddy Rich/Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $23.99
A pretty hip record – a lot cooler than you'd expect from Buddy Rich! The record features Rich playing with a group of Indian musicians lead by Alla Rakha on tabla, conducted by Ravi Shankar, who also wrote all the material on the album – and Paul Horn also joins the group for a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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Bobby Richards SextetCool Variation ... LP
MVM, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Cover has yellowed tape on the seams.)

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Emil RichardsSpirit of 1976 ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Excellent groovy jazz from the great Emil Richards! The legendary LA vibist is caught live at Donte's – and is playing with Dave Makay on piano and percussion, as well as a bunch of other LA hipsters. The general groove is more jazz oriented than Emil's other records, but still very nice. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a bit of light wear and a promo sticker on the back.)

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Johnny RichardsSomething Else Again (aka Something Else By Johnny Richards) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $0.99
Some of the best work ever from one of the most under-acknowledged jazz composers and arrangers of the 50s! Johnny Richards is probably best known for his recordings with Stan Kenton in the early part of the decade – but when he moved out on his own, he developed a tremendous sound that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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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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New Joshua RifkinPiano Rags By Scott Joplin Volume II ... LP
Nonesuch, 1972. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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New Lee RitenourCaptain Fingers ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good ... $2.99
Smooth and funky fusion from Lee Ritenour – top-shelf all the way, and handled with a really soulful groove, thanks to production from the legendary Skip Drinkwater! Lee's all over the top of the guitar in true "Captain Fingers" style, and Skip makes sure he's got plenty going on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Epic.)

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New Lee RitenourRit/2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A nice mix of 80s groove and jazzy fusion – served up by one of the few players who could make such a set come off so well! Lee Ritenour's fusion work of the 70s always had a fair dose of R&B in the mix – but by the time of this set, he had moved even more strongly into a modern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rit/2 ... CD 13.99

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Mavis RiversSimple Life ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Mavis Rivers' vocals are accompanied by Dick Reynolds and his band for this collection of songs about "the simple life". The band consists of vibes, guitars and a rhythm section and the tracks include "Walkin By The River", "Early Autumn", "A Tree In The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Sam RiversContours (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1965. New Copy ... $28.99
A brilliant statement of modernist jazz from Sam Rivers – one of his groundbreaking early albums for Blue Note, and one of the most challenging sessions issued by the label during the 60s! The record's a real departure from Rivers' already-great Fuscia Swing Song – with tunes that go ... 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
Also available Contrasts ... CD 16.99

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Sam RiversFuchsia Swing Song (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
One of the greatest modern moments on Blue Note – ever! From the cover, to the compositions, to the playing on the set – the whole album crackles with an unbelievable fire that was hardly ever matched again. A young Sam Rivers leads a quartet that includes Jaki Byard on piano, Ron ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam RiversNew Conception ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $43.99
A mindblowing moment from the young Sam Rivers – and definitely a set that warrants the "new conception" of the title! Unlike some of Rivers' other material of the time, which often featured original inventive compositions, this set's based around classic standards – but all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover looks nice overall, save for a bit of light wear along the opening, and a one inch center split on the bottom seam.)
Also available New Conception ... CD 19.99

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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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Sam RiversQuest (PA USA pressing) ... LP
PA USA, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
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
(Cover has some wear along the opening.)

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Freddie RoachGood Move ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Freddie Roach always makes a good move on his Blue Note sessions – going for a lean and tight style on the organ that never fails to please! On this set, he's working with a mixed group of hardbop and soul jazz players that include Blue Mitchell, Hank Mobley, Eddie Wright, and Clarence ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Max RoachJazz In 3/4 Time ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Good+ ... $16.99
A great little album from Max Roach – one that has him finding a whole new voice in jazz! The set was recorded on the heels of Max's time with Clifford Brown – and it's a great little album that has him bouncing back nicely from the loss by moving into a new realm that shows off his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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New Max RoachLift Every Voice and Sing ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A beautiful blend of jazz, voices, and soul – a landmark record in Max Roach's vocal experimental tradition, and a fitting companion piece to Billy Harper's classic Capra Black album – an equally soulful blend of styles! Like Capra Black, this set features Harper's sharp and soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has promo stickers and some wear.)

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Max RoachLoadstar ... LP
Horo/Klimt (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
An amazing album – one of our favorite records ever from drummer Max Roach, and a set that also features some of the best 70s work by tenorist Billy Harper too! The session's a unique date done for the Horo label – and soars even farther than other Horo classics from the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Max RoachPercussion Bitter Sweet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1961. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $12.99
Max Roach's masterpiece! This record is one of his most perfectly realized visions – and it's a marvelous album that combines politics and modern jazz, yet still manages to swing! The players are some of the hippest that Roach ever worked with – and include Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Max Roach & Cecil TaylorHistoric Concerts – McMillin Theatre, Columbia University 1979 ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- 2LP ... $39.99
Historic Concerts indeed – as the meeting of Max and Cecil Taylor must have been quite an event! As he did on other late 70s sessions – particularly those with Archie Shepp and Anthony Braxton – Max proves that he's quite willing to experiment, and works beautifully in the spare, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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Stephen RoaneSiblings ... LP
Labor, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Babs Robert & The Love PlanetBabs Robert & The Love Planet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Alpha/SeriE.WOC (Belgium), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
Qui est Babs Robert? Turns out he's a hell of a saxophonist from the Belgian scene at the start of the 70s – an amazingly soulful player who's got just the right sort of spiritual vibe to live up to the image on the cover! Babs plays alto, tenor, and even a bit of electric tenor too – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies!)

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George RobertsBottoms Up ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
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(6 eye promo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, some splitting on the bottom seam, and a name in marker on the front, with some marker, pen, a piece of masking tape, and a promo stamp on the back.)

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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!)

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Jim Robinson's New Orleans BandNew Orleans – The Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Original pressing. Cover has a small spot of sticker residue & a light stamp.)

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Claudio RoditiClaudio! ... LP
Uptown, 1985. Sealed ... $14.99
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Shorty Rogers & His GiantsRe-Entry ... LP
Atlas (Japan), 1983. Very Good ... $14.99
Early 80's Japanese-only session featuring a reunion of some of Rogers' old bandmates in his legendary Giants ensemble. Rogers heads up the group on flugelhorn, and other players include Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. The set's got a nice straight ahead sound, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and obi.)

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Joe RolandJoe Roland ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $33.99
A sweet little session with great mellow sound – and one of the few records ever cut by vibist Joe Roland! Once upon a time, we might have said Joe Roland a bit too soft for us – but this 1956 Bethlehem session has him playing in the company of a hip group that includes Freddie Redd on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove original pressing – in nice shape. Cover has one slightly bumped corner and some very light wear, but is still pretty great too.)

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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
(70s Japanese Victor pressing, including the obi and insert. Cover has a half-split top seam, a small split on the bottom seam, and some discoloration along the opening.)

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Sonny RollinsNight At The Village Vanguard (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 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

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A crackling bit of hardbop from Sonny Rollins – and a session that has Sonny playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group that included Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano! Sonny had already made a strong name for himself on albums issued under the Roach/Brown tag at the time, and here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsWhat's New? ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and mostly split bottom seam which are held with some clear tape, an address sticker and a name in pen.)
Also available What's New? ... CD 2.99

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New Sonny Rollins & Coleman HawkinsSonny Meets Hawk! ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good+ ... $44.99
A startling meeting of two generations of tenor sax – recorded during one of Sonny Rollins' best periods on record, but featuring some even more amazing work from Coleman Hawkins! The album's proof that in his later years, Hawkins was a modernist who could match wits with the best players of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has a ding on the spine.)

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Al Rose TrioAs You Like It ... LP
Cover, Late 50s. Very Good ... $16.99
An obscure piano trio from Memphis – with Al Rose at the keys, Andy Arellano on bass, and Lee Arellano on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam splitting, a small bit of marker, and some pieces of masking tape around the edges.)

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Charlie RouseBossa Nova Bacchanal ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Soulful bossa from Blue Note – and a real lost treasure! Tenor giant Charlie Rouse makes a rare appearance as a leader here – working with a percussion-heavy group that includes Willie Bobo, Potato Valdez, and Garvin Masseaux – and hitting a sax-meets-bossa groove that's simply ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmie RowlesPaws That Refresh ... LP
Choice, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Adam Rudolph & Go Organic OrchestraSonic Mandala ... LP
Meta, 2012. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $18.99 26.99
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from percussionist Adam Rudolph, and one of the most spiritual too – an extended set that draws on some really rich global elements, yet brings them all together with the focus of a more ambitious jazz composition! Rudolph uses the Sonica Mandala ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)
Also available Sonic Mandala ... CD 9.99

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Pete RugoloPercussion At Work ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A percussion-heavy batch of tracks that has Pete Rugolo starting from a mode explored heavily in the hi-fi years, but taking the genre into much jazzier territory! With the help of a large group of west coast players – including Don Fagerquist, Larry Bunker, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolini, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Pete Rugolo & His All StarsOut On A Limb ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Lots of musicians were included in Rugolo's All Star line up and they included such familiar names as Shelley Manne on drums, Russ Freeman on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes, Barney Kessel on guitar plus a bunch of others like Bud Shank, Maynard Ferguson and Pete Condoli. Most of the tracks on this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has discoloration from aging, some light wear, and splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Pete Rugolo & His OrchestraAdventure In Sound - Reeds In Hi Fi ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Pete Rugolo's greatest albums – and some of his most groundbreaking work away from Stan Kenton! The album features Rugolo arranging for a tight group of west coast reed players – including Bud Shank, Dave Pell, and Bob Cooper – and the tracks are angular, complicated, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some aging, a small split on the bottom seam, a spot of sticker residue on the back, and a drill hole through the center that also goes through the label.)

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Hilton Ruiz EnsembleSomething Grand ... LP
Novus, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A nice record from Ruiz and one that really combines jazz elements with a Latin sound. Ruiz composed and arranged the songs on the record and plays piano as well. His ensemble consists of such players as Lew Soloff on trumpet, Steve Turre on trombone & seashells, Sam Rivers on flute and tenor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing on RCA. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Jorge Lopez RuizAmor Buenos Aires ... LP
Catalyst, 1971/1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An expansive set of post-Coltrane jazz from bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz and a large ensemble of Argentinian players that includes Fernando Gelbard on piano and flute, Chivo Borrarro on tenor, and Santiago Giacobbe on organ. The style of the album shifts from track to track – and over the course ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Howard RumseyHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 6 ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good- ... $18.99
Another standout set from Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars – the kind of group who should have been a gimmicky way to promote his nightclub, but who actually managed to cut some of the best LA records of the time! The lineup here features Rumsey on bass, Bud Shank on alto, Bob Cooper on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Contemporary/Lighthouse pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a very small center split on the spine, and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Howard Rumsey's Light House All-StarsSunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the earliest sets issued under the name of the Lighthouse All-Stars – that hip assemblage of west coast players headed by bassist Howard Rumsey – hardly a household name on his own, but well-remembered for all the great work done at this famous club! The lineup is a who's who of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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New Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsJazz Structures ... LP
Philips, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An unusual albums from the west coast scene of the 50s – recorded under the name of the Lighthouse All Stars, but featuring arrangements and compositions by Bob Cooper – who was the real driving force behind the set. Conte Candoli's in the group on trumpet – and other players ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Mario RuscaJoyette ... LP
Dire (Italy), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
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Mario RuscaReaction ... LP
Dynia World/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from pianist Mario Rusca – a really open, fluid sort of set – and one that features electric bass in the trio, which really gives things a different sort of vibe! Mario plays acoustic piano throughout, but the use of electric bass (played by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reaction ... CD 14.99

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New Patrice RushenPrelusion ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great set from Patrice Rushen – very different than her later R&B work from the 80s! The record's her first, and at the time, Patrice was much more of a jazz artist – working here with a cool west coast set of players (Joe Henderson on tenor, Hadley Caliman on alto and soprano, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Patrice RushenShout It Out ... LP
Prestige, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
A pivotal record for Patrice Rushen – a set that has her really tightening things up from her previous Prestige albums – heading much more towards the focused soul-drenched grooves of her Elektra Records years! The set's a stunner – still very much with the hip, west coast funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, a split top seam, and a partially split bottom seam.)
Also available Shout It Out (with bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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Gene RussellTakin Care Of Business ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Long before he became the empresario behind the legendary Black Jazz label in the 70s, Gene cut this album of mellow soul jazz piano tracks, live at Memory Lane Supper Club in LA. The set's not as hard-hitting or funky as some of his 70s work – and has a feel that's more typical of 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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George RussellNew York New York & Jazz In The Space Age ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A 70s issue of 2 seminal sides from George Russell, originally recorded in the 50s. The first, New York New York is a wonderful album from George Russell – and a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Russian Jazz QuartetHappiness ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
The one and only album recorded by the Russian Jazz Quartet – a one-off group that featured saxophonist Boris Midney and bassist Igor Berukshtis, both of whom defected from the Soviet Union – plus Roger Kellaway on piano and Grady Tate on drums. (Guess they couldn't call this the " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Daryle RyceCarolina Blue ... LP
Rounder, 1989. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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Jorgen RygJorgen Ryg Jazz Quartet ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Cover has a split top seam & some light wear.)

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Akira Sakata/Jeff Parker/Nate McBride/John HerndonIn A Babble (2 X 12 inch EPs) ... LP
Presspop (Japan), 2011. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
A pretty great little set that pairs the talents of Japanese avant garde vocalist, alto sax and clarinet explorer Akira Sakata with guitarist Jeff Parker (who can play anything with anybody, the man is incredible), Parker's fellow Tortoise member, drummer and stylistic chameleon John Herndon and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Joe SampleCarmel ... LP
ABC, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
God, we love this record – and we're not ashamed to admit it! Sure, it sold a gazillion copies – and sure, for some folks it showed the true demise of the Crusaders ensemble. But for us, it's a masterpiece of smooth fusion, and a landmark album of easy jazz that spawned countless ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Pharoah SandersElevation (180 gram vinyl – 2x45 rpm discs) ... LP
Impulse/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
A fantastic album by Pharoah Sanders – one of his later albums for Impulse, but one of his best! The record has Pharoah grooving in a strongly modal style – working up long passages of rhythm, piano, and percussion that really build on the promise delivered in earlier tunes on records ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Special pressing – 2LPs that play at 45rpm for amazing sound!)

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New Pharoah SandersKarma ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Quite possibly the best-remembered album from Pharoah Sanders' legendary run at Impulse Records – a set that crossed over big, and sold to countless folks who might not have bought a jazz album this hip otherwise! The record was Sanders' first in the wake of Coltrane's passing – and it' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam and some aging inside the gatefold.)

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New John SangsterLord Of The Rings Vol 3 ... LP
EMI (Australia), 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
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(Cover has center splits on the bottom seams.)

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Leon SashI Remember Newport ... LP
Delmark, 1967. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Sauter-FineganSons Of Sauter Finegan ... LP
RCA, 1954. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Great Jim Flora cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sauter-Finegan OrchestraConcert Jazz ... LP
RCA, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The quirky Sauter-Finegan ensemble lay down a weird set of tracks with their usual high level of performance and keen sense of wit! Tracks include "Madame X", "Sleepy Village", "Pictures From Sauter-Finegan Land", and "The Land Between". Great stuff from a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Sauter-Finegan OrchestraSound Of The Sauter Finegan Orchestra ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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Dean Schaefer & Jay TrompeterAd Man After Hours ... LP
AMR, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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Hal SchaeferTen Shades Of Blue ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Red label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, and some wear, with some light stains and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Lalo SchifrinBlack Widow ... LP
CTI, 1976. Very Good- ... $9.99
Funky 70s work from Lalo – with a bit of a disco twist, and plenty of the electric jazz funk elements that were showing up in his soundtracks at the time. Lalo's on keyboards, playing a cool host of electric ones that give the record a nice spacey sound over the top of the funky arrangements. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has edge wear and an unglued top seam.)

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Lalo Schifrin & Bob BrookmeyerSamba Para Dos ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A great lost groover on Verve – recorded during the heyday of the label's bossa years with Stan Getz! The record features Bob Brookmeyer fronting a large group arranged and conducted by Lalo Schifrin – soloing over the top, while Lalo comes up with sparkling bossa-tinged grooves that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small sticker.)

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New Kent SchneiderCelebration For Modern Man ... LP
Delmark, 1969. Very Good- ... $3.99
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(Cover has wear, some staining, a sticker on the back, a small split on the bottom seam, and a small ripped in one corner.)

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David SchnitterThundering ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Wonderfully expressive work from David Schnitter – a saxophonist who cut some great (and overlooked) sides for Muse during the 70s! The sound here is free and open – soulful, and slightly spiritual, but always with a nice degree of control – and kind of the same sunny finish you'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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