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Joe AlbanyPortrait Of An Artist ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A great portrait of an under-recorded artist – Joe Albany's last album ever, recorded for Elektra records during their early 80s run of straight jazz sides! The record's got a spare, personal quality that's similar to Albany's other late work – but it's a bit more professionally put ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on front and a promo stamp on back.)

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Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD
Elektra, 1979. Used ... $12.99
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a ... read more CD
Also available Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD 12.99

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New Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD 12.99

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Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves ... read more CD

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New Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Thank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... CD 10.99

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New Don ByronDon Byron Plays The Music Of Mickey Katz ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Don ByronTuskegee Experiments ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1990/1991. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Stanley Clarke & Chick CoreaGriffith Park Collection 2 – In Concert ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A massive double-length live album from the Griffith Park project of Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke – one that expands wonderfully on the warmth and soul of their first studio album! Like that classic, this one features an all-acoustic lineup that has Corea on piano and Clarke on upright ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a creased corner.)

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George DukeGeorge Duke (1986) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
A real move forward for the George Duke keyboard sound of the 80s – and a set that has George using a fair bit of synclavier and linn drums in the mix! Things are almost even more electric than before – and that's saying a lot for Duke – with almost no acoustic instrumentation at ... read more CD

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New George DukeNight After Night (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite a soul-based set from the great George Duke – a set that not only features his strong keyboards, but also a fair bit of vocals from singers Phil Perry, Jeffery Osborne, and James Ingram – all of whom are a great fit for Duke's evolving sound! Duke had worked heavily with singers ... read more CD

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New Chico FreemanTangents ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small stain.)

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New Bill FrisellHave A Little Faith ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Bill FrisellThis Land ... CD
Elektra, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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Danny Gatton88 Elmira St ... CD
Elektra, 1991. Used ... $4.99
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Wayne HorvitzThis New Generation ... CD
Elektra, 1985. Used ... $3.99
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New Wayne Horvitz & The PresidentMiracle Mile ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Freddie HubbardRide Like The Wind ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet and smooth set from Freddie Hubbard – one that builds on his funky fusion of the 70s, and delivers things with a warmer, fuller feel overall! The album's got Freddie fronting a very large group – one arranged by Allyn Ferguson, who also penned some of the album's best tracks as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New John KlemmerFinesse ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A smooth set from reedman John Klemmer, but a pretty darn soulful one too – and a great illustration of the way that Klemmer could still hold onto his roots a lot more strongly than some of his contemporaries! The backings are gentle and fusiony – often with some great keyboard work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & light splash stains.)

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John McLaughlinMy Goal's Beyond (Elektra Musician pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Two sides of McLaughlin, both showcasing his spiritual exploratory inclination. The first side of this album is solo guitar, or rather McLaughlin multi tracking himself, performing a number of shorter pieces, like Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and Miles' "Blue In Green", plus ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mingus DynastyChair In The Sky ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A bold statement from former members of the Charles Mingus group – working here together as a unit after the passing of Mingus, in a set that has some of the best fire and energy of Charles' later years! The tracks here are all Mingus compositions – performed in longish takes that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Bud PowellInner Fires ... LP
Elektra, 1953/1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
First-ever issue of material recorded live by Bud in 1953 – during a performance at Club Kavakos in Washington, DC – with a trio that features Charles Mingus on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. The set's from the private collection of Bill Potts, and is reasonably well recorded for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout notch.)

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New Lee RitenourBanded Together ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Around December 10, 2014
Lee Ritenour's banded together here with a few different vocalists – most notably Eric Tagg and John Massaro – both of whom serve up lyrics over Lee's work on electric guitar! The approach is one that's obviously trying for a crossover hit – and the record shakes off some of the ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourCaptain's Journey ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that really gets at the mainstream soul influences that bubble through his jazz work! The set features key vocal appearances ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourRit ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! ... read more CD

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New David SanbornPearls ... CD
Elektra, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New David SanbornUpfront ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Woody ShawNight Music ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
A real standout set from the 80s years of trumpeter Woody Shaw – a solidly burning live set that blows away most of his studio work from the time! The album's noteworthy first of all for the presence of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes – whose soulful spiritual approach of the period ... read more CD

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New Woody Shaw with Bobby HutchersonMaster Of The Art ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant date from the later years of Woody Shaw – an album that equally shows Woody's own talents, and those of his key group of younger players too! Shaw's trumpet is perfect in both modes here – the hard-blown righteous numbers Woody first gave the world from his start, and the ... read more CD

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New Stardrive with Robert MasonIntergalactic Trot ... LP
Elektra, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Space jazz for the 70s – a classic batch of synthesizer fusion from keyboardist Robert Mason, whose groove here is totally great! The album's got rhythms that are rooted in rock, but executed in jazz – making for a chunky, funky sound that really helps this album cross over nicely! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Steps AheadMagnetic ... CD
Elektra, 1986. Used ... $7.99
Tightly grooving mid 80s fusion from Steps Ahead – their last album to feature Michael Brecker – who's killing it here on his electronic wind instrument, plus his old standby tenor sax! Fellow Steps Ahead innovator Mike Mainieri is on vibes and more, with drummer/percussionist Peter ... read more CD

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Steps AheadModern Times ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic set from this fusion supergroup – a great quintet that features keyboards from Warren Bernhardt, vibes from Mike Mainieri, tenor and soprano from Michael Brecker, bass from Eddie Gomez, and drums from Peter Erskine. As with other Steps Ahead records, the vibes really balance out ... read more CD

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New Steps AheadSteps Ahead ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic bit of early 80s fusion – from this supergroup that included Michael Brecker on tenor, Eliane Elias on piano, Peter Erskine on drums, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Mike Maineri on vibes! The sound's a lot more acoustic than you'd expect from the time and the setting, but the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and ink stamps.)

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SweetbottomAngels Of The Deep ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A tight set of fusion from Sweetbottom – an American combo who definitely seem to draw a lot from the rock-inspired Euro fusion sound of a few years before! There's also a bit of the PM Records vibe – from the Steve Grossman/Gene Perla camp – lots of sharp, fast changes in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Grover Washington JrInside Moves ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
If there's anyone we trust with a fusion groove, it's the great Grover Washington – as Washington's 70s albums for Kudu are still the blueprint for mixing saxophone solos with electric jazzy backing – a rich legacy he continued strongly into later years! This early 80s set has ... read more CD

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Grover Washington JrParadise ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of those records you see so much it's easy to forget how great it is! Grover's a real genius with the sax on this record – taking a "less is more" cue from Stanley Turrentine's 70s work, and toning down his playing to an even tighter style than on the Kudu albums of earlier ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Sadao WatanabeRendezvous ... CD
Elektra, 1984. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print US pressing.)

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New John ZornFilmworks 1986 to 1990 ... CD
Elektra, Late 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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John ZornNaked City ... CD
Elektra, 1989. Used ... $7.99
The first, and arguably the best, of John Zorn's Naked City albums. The sound is extremely intense, and represents a blinding blend of influences, most of which Zorn had been showcasing in more easy going settings on previous albums. The core group includes Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Fred Frith ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousIn Performance At The Playboy Jazz Festival ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Contains a very groovy vocal version of "Birdland" – played by Weather Report, and sung by Manhattan Transfer! Also fetaures performances by Dexter Gordon, Grover Washington Jr, Pieces Of A Dream, the Art Farmer/Bennie Golson/Nancy Wilson trio, and a cool Great Quartet with Freddie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)
 
 



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