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New Albert AylerLive In Greenwich Village – The Complete Impulse Recordings ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential stuff! This 2 CD set includes the entirety of Albert Ayler's Live In Greenwich Village album – plus a huge amount of previously unreleased live material, played by the Ayler group in New York, during 1966 and 1967. Ayler's brother Don is on trumpet, and other players include Joel ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert AylerLove Cry ... CD
Impulse, 1968. Used .... $6.99
Brilliant late work from Ayler – one of his last truly great albums! The session has none of the jazz-meets-other music feel of some of the other Impulse albums – and is more in the straight expressive style of the ESP recordings. Tracks are more reined in here – with some short ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Albert AylerMusic Is The Healing Force Of The Universe ... CD
Impulse, 1970. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of the last records made by avant sax legend Albert Ayler – a really mind-expanding album that's unlike anything else he ever did! By the time of the record, Ayler had made a full round trip between the New York and European jazz scenes – leaving important influences wherever he ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Gato BarbieriChapter Four – Alive In New York ... LP
Impulse, 1975. Very Good .... $1.99
Searing live work from Gato Barbieri – a brilliant little album that follows on the spirit of his other Latin America sessions for Impulse! The format here is similar to those studio outings – an organic blend of percussion, keyboards, and sax – all bubbling together in a highly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has a cutout hole, light ring & edge wear, and a split top seam.)

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

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Count BasieRetrospective Sessions – Dedication Series Vol XI ... LP
Impulse, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold .... $4.99
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(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, a Special sticker, and some pen inside the gatefold.)

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Louis BellsonThunderbird ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $6.99
Duke Ellington's drummer from the 50's leads a thunderous octet that includes Harry Edison on trumpet, Sam Most on alto, and Jim Cook on tenor. Bellson's drums are out front, and he kicks the group nice and hard through tracks like "Thunderbird", "Nails", "No More ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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

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New Marion BrownGeechee Recollections ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Marion Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, a promo sticker in one corner and initials in marker in another.)

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New Alice ColtraneJourney In Satchidananda ... LP
Impulse, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Arguably the most classic Alice Coltrane album on Impulse – and a strong group effort that features some great work from Pharoah Sanders! Coltrane leads two different small combos on the record – both with Sanders on saxes, plus either Cecil McBee or Charlie Haden on bass, and Rashied ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Alice ColtraneTranslinear Light ... CD
Impulse, 2004. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing work from Alice Coltrane – an album of incredible beauty that easily sits with the best of her classic early recordings for Impulse! The album's got a spare, contemplative quality, but it's also never sleepy – and instead steps forth with the tonal building and modal moving ... read more CD

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Alice ColtraneWorld Galaxy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1972. Used Gatefold .... $28.99
One of Alice Coltrane's most ambitious albums of the early years – recorded with a full set of heavenly orchestrations! The core group features Alice on piano, organ, and harp – alongside Frank Lowe on saxes, Reggie Workman on bass, Leroy Jenkins on violin, and Ben Riley on drums. ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New Alice ColtraneWorld Galaxy (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Alice Coltrane's most ambitious albums of the early years – recorded with a full set of heavenly orchestrations! The core group features Alice on piano, organ, and harp – alongside Frank Lowe on saxes, Reggie Workman on bass, Leroy Jenkins on violin, and Ben Riley on drums. ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available World Galaxy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 28.99

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New John ColtraneBallads ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange & black label mono A-32 pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, splitting on the top seam, and a small split on the bottom seam.)
Also available Ballads (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 15.99

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New John ColtraneBallads (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Impulse, 1961/1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $15.99
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New John ColtraneBest Of John Coltrane – His Greatest Years ... LP
Impulse, 1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Truly the best of the best of Coltrane's years at Impulse – as the collection has a strong focus on the longer, more spiritual numbers that he was free to develop while working for the forward-thinking company. The set's stuffed with great numbers – and includes classics like "Afri ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing in the gatefold sleeve. Cover has some wear and minor splitting.)

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New John ColtraneColtrane (Impulse) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good- Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
One of John Coltrane's best early albums for Impulse – a warm set of modally grooving tracks, and one that picks up where My Favorite Things left off! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a really magical rhythm section that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, in a great glossy gatefold cover. Cover has a light address sticker on the back, but is otherwise really nice.)

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John ColtraneCrescent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New John ColtraneExpression ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first Impulse album issued after the early death of John Coltrane – and one of his last sessions for the label as well! The record's got a somber, introspective quality that almost hints at the darkness to come – a new way of reaching the spiritual planes that Coltrane was striving ... read more CD

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John ColtraneImpressions ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used .... $7.99
Brilliant work – John Coltrane really opening up in his new spiritual mode of the 60s, hinting at the changes to come, while still keeping the modal groove of previous recordings! The record features tracks from a few different sessions from the years 1961 to 1963, but it holds together ... read more CD
(Digipack has some light wear.)

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John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard – 11/02/1961 ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1961. Used 2 CDs .... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard – 11/03/1961 & 11/05/1961 ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1961. Used 2CD .... $14.99
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(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1961. Used .... $16.99
Sublimely spiritual work from the great John Coltrane – a live album, but one that's easily one of his most important contributions to music in the early 60s – and a set that we'd rank right up there with his best studio sides for Impulse or Atlantic Records at the time! The group here ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing. Includes obi.)

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New John ColtraneLove Supreme ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic – and virtually the blueprint for all spiritual soul jazz recordings of the 70s! John Coltrane's at a perfect point here – balanced between the modal hardbop of earlier years, and the freer soloing of his last few recordings. He links the traditions together with a majestic ... read more CD
(BMG club pressing.)

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New John ColtraneLove Supreme ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic – and virtually the blueprint for all spiritual soul jazz recordings of the 70s! John Coltrane's at a perfect point here – balanced between the modal hardbop of earlier years, and the freer soloing of his last few recordings. He links the traditions together with a majestic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing. Cover has some wear, a bit of waviness in one corner, a couple of very light stains, and a sticker on the back.)

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John ColtraneLove Supreme – Deluxe Edition (2CD Set) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used 2CDs .... $11.99
A classic – and virtually the blueprint for all spiritual soul jazz recordings of the 70s! Trane's at a perfect point here – balanced between the modal hardbop of earlier years, and the freer soloing of his last few recordings. He links the traditions together with a majestic sense of ... read more CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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New John ColtraneLove Supreme (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic – and virtually the blueprint for all spiritual soul jazz recordings of the 70s! John Coltrane's at a perfect point here – balanced between the modal hardbop of earlier years, and the freer soloing of his last few recordings. He links the traditions together with a majestic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New John ColtraneNewport 63 ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used .... $2.99
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John ColtraneOlatunji Concert – Last Live Recording ... CD
Impulse, 1967. Used .... $6.99
Coltrane's last live show ever – in case you couldn't guess from the title – recorded in 1967, but never officially released! The set features a group with Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, Alice Coltrane, Algie DeWitt, and possibly Jumma Santos on percussion. As you'd ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneOm ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used .... $6.99
A pure statement of being and essence – and one of John Coltrane's spiritual masterpieces from the 60s! The 1965 recording was one of Trane's most adventurous so far – as it featured just one album-length track, building up out of relatively free expressions from Coltrane in the studio ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New John ColtraneOriginal Impulse Albums – Vol 5 (Live In Seattle/Sun Ship/Transition/Infinity/Concert In Japan) (5CD set) ... CD
Impulse, Mid 60s-Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fifth in the great Original Impulse Albums of benchmark Coltrane – Transition, Live In Seattle, Sun Ship, Infinity and Concert In Japan – amazing recordings heavy with 1965 or '66 sessions that originally did not see release until the early 70s LP releases, together in a 5 CD box ... read more CD
(Includes original box. Barcode has a sticker.)

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John ColtraneSun Ship ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used .... $4.99
Soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the time, and which originally was unissued until after the time of Coltrane's death! The record's got the group really pushing forward strongly – hitting a Love Supreme mode, but ... read more CD
(Impulse digipack version, edgewear to slipcover.)

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New John Coltrane & Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane & Johnny Hartman ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album of vocal jazz – and one of the few sessions that John Coltrane ever cut with a singer! In a way, the album's more Hartman's than it is Coltrane's – given that Johnny's warm, mellow style of singing isn't as free and open as Trane at his most adventurous – but at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover is nice.)

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New John Coltrane & Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (gold CD) ... CD
Impulse/Mobile Fidelity, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album of vocal jazz – and one of the few sessions that John Coltrane ever cut with a singer! In a way, the album's more Hartman's than it is Coltrane's – given that Johnny's warm, mellow style of singing isn't as free and open as Trane at his most adventurous – but at ... read more CD
(Out of print. Cover image is slightly different from that shown.)

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New John Coltrane & Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album of vocal jazz – and one of the few sessions that John Coltrane ever cut with a singer! In a way, the album's more Hartman's than it is Coltrane's – given that Johnny's warm, mellow style of singing isn't as free and open as Trane at his most adventurous – but at ... read more CD

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New John Coltrane & Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (MCA pressing) ... LP
Impulse/MCA, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album of vocal jazz – and one of the few sessions that John Coltrane ever cut with a singer! In a way, the album's more Hartman's than it is Coltrane's – given that Johnny's warm, mellow style of singing isn't as free and open as Trane at his most adventurous – but at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some wear, with some bending in the corners.)

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John Coltrane & Pharoah SandersLive In Seattle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse, 1971. Used 2CDs .... Just Sold Out!
John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, really setting fire here in a classic live performance from the mid 60s – one of those very long, open-ended concert dates that was arguably even more impressive than some of Coltrane's studio album! The set was recorded in 1965, but not issued until a few ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John Coltrane/Archie SheppNew Thing At Newport ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used .... $4.99
An essential piece of 60s avant garde jazz that often gets overlooked because the album is split between two different leaders – but with John Coltrane and Archie Shepp at the helm, what leaders they be! Shepp leads a quartet that includes Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Barre Phillips on bass, ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used .... $7.99
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry ... read more CD
(Out of print original pressing with a slightly different cover.)

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New Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo A-26 pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small sticker in a corner of the spine, but is nice overall.)
Also available Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... CD 7.99

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New Gil Evans/Gary McFarlandDedication Series IX – The Great Arrangers (Out Of The Cool/Profiles) ... LP
Impulse, 1960/1966. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great 2LP set – with two classic albums on Impulse! First is Gil Evans' Out Of The Cool – a pivotal session for Gil – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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New Chico HamiltonFurther Adventures Of El Chico ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massively groovy work from Chico Hamilton – one of his standout swingers for Impulse Records in the 60s, and a set that really showcases all the changes in music he'd made for the decade! The set features some wonderful reed work from Jerome Richardson and Charlie Mariano, plus some ... read more CD

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New Chico HamiltonMan From Two Worlds ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Chico – one that has him working with his hip group that included Charles Lloyd and Gabor Szabo, both of whom take Chico into a modal mode that would completely transform his sound! Lloyd's the center star on the album's version of his own "Forest Flower" – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label stereo pressing – in great shape!)

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Antonio HartHere I Stand ... CD
Impulse, 1997. Used .... $1.99
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Milt JacksonStatements (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Impulse/MCA (Japan), 1961. Used .... $18.99
A great statement from vibist Milt Jackson – one of his key solo sessions in a great 60s run of recordings away from the Modern Jazz Quartet! Like the classics that followed this one, the vibe is much more soulful than any of Milt's records with the MJQ – kind of an extension of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Keith JarrettMysteries/Shades ... CD
Impulse/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $16.99
Great Impulse Records material from Keith Jarrett – almost overlooked, as it's from a time when most folks concentrate on his recordings for ECM! Mysteries is dark and moody work from Keith Jarrett – a record that builds strongly off his ensemble feeling of the Impulse years, but which ... read more CD

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Keith JarrettTreasure Island ... LP
Impulse, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $7.99
Ultra-hip work from pianist Keith Jarrett – a session that's filled with joy and life, and which has a lot more energy than some of his albums for ECM! The work here is kind of a refinement of the freer styles that Jarrett had laid down on previous albums – performed with a strongly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a small sticker.)

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New Keith JarrettTreasure Island ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ultra-hip work from pianist Keith Jarrett – a session that's filled with joy and life, and which has a lot more energy than some of his albums for ECM! The work here is kind of a refinement of the freer styles that Jarrett had laid down on previous albums – performed with a strongly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Treasure Island ... LP 7.99

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New JJ JohnsonProof Positive ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Positive proof that JJ Johnson's one of the greatest trombone players ever – a sublime quartet session for Impulse Records, and one that features some of his most striking, stripped-down work of the 60s! The focus here is really on Johnson's amazing tone and timing – but the record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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New Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison SextetIllumination! ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used .... Out Of Stock
An amazingly unique little group – one that kind of stepped in the Impulse Records back door from the Coltrane galaxy, but which features some very unique aspects overall! As the cover states, the ensemble's led by bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones – and also features ... read more CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some edge wear.)

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New Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison SextetIllumination! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazingly unique little group – one that kind of stepped in the Impulse Records back door from the Coltrane galaxy, but which features some very unique aspects overall! As the cover states, the ensemble's led by bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones – and also features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Quincy JonesQuintessence ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very soulful set of big band material from Quincy Jones – recorded during that tight early 60s period when his arrangements just couldn't fail! The album's his only session for Impulse, and it's got a slightly deeper style than his work from the time for Mercury – a bit more ... read more CD
(More recent Impulse Originals pressing.)

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New Quincy JonesQuintessence ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very soulful set of big band material from Quincy Jones – recorded during that tight early 60s period when his arrangements just couldn't fail! The album's his only session for Impulse, and it's got a slightly deeper style than his work from the time for Mercury – a bit more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing, in a non-gatefold cover, with the original liner notes on the inner sleeve. Cover has a creased corner.)

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New John KlemmerMagic & Movement ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work by Klemmer – filled with the kind of fire and emotion that you don't get on many of his other records! The set was recorded live at two different venues – and it's a choppy slightly-funky batch of modal soul jazz tunes, with an approach that makes it feel like a lost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Rolf & Joachim KuhnImpressions Of New York ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Germany), 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most expressive albums ever from German jazzmen Rolf and Joachim Kuhn – an obscure American date cut for Impulse Records in the late 60s! This session pairs the Kuhn brothers – on clarinet and piano, respectively – with John Coltrane's bassist Jimmy Garrison and ... read more CD

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Yusef LateefGolden Flute ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $16.99
Yusef's mixing his bag nicely for this mid 60s classic – working through tunes that are a mixture of soulful hardbop and eastern exoticism – a shift that's marked by Lateef's changing reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe! The group's a hip quartet with players from Lateef's Detroit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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New Yusef LateefGolden Flute ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yusef's mixing his bag nicely for this mid 60s classic – working through tunes that are a mixture of soulful hardbop and eastern exoticism – a shift that's marked by Lateef's changing reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe! The group's a hip quartet with players from Lateef's Detroit ... read more CD
Also available Golden Flute ... LP 16.99

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New Shelly Manne2 3 4 ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great Shelly Manne album from the early 60s – one that follows a format that has Shelly playing in duo format ("2"), trio ("3"), and quartet ("4") – hence the title! The duo track is incredible – a spare duet with Coleman Hawkins ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Blue MitchellAfrican Violet ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric funk from Blue – recorded in a warm, largely arranged style that's reminiscent of the best Freddie Hubbard fusion work from the 70s – but which has an even tighter sound overall! The groove is great – kind of a Kudu Records vibe, and Blue's actually quite good in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the all-time classics of early 60's mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this ... read more CD

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New Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth (profile cover) ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label stereo pressing – with RVG stamp. Cover has some light pen inside the gatefold, but is nice overall.)

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New Oliver NelsonKennedy Dream – A Musical Tribute To John F Kennedy ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album – a lot better than you might think from the concept! After the death of JFK, Oliver Nelson penned this extremely strong tribute to the man – featuring snippets of speeches made by Kennedy during his time in office as president, used as bridges between jazz based ... read more CD
(Barcode has a mark.)

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New Oliver NelsonMore Blues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on ... read more CD

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New Oliver Nelson's Big BandLive From Los Angeles ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A unique little outing for Oliver Nelson – one that breaks him out of the familiar territory of the studio, and puts him in a much more spontaneous live setting! Nelson's playing soprano sax on the album – using the instrument in an edgey way that has echoes of Coltrane, yet which also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Chico O'FarrillNine Flags ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $34.99
Very groovy work from Chico – still very Latin at the core, but with lots of light 60s touches on top, ala the work of Gary McFarland, or some of the other groove-conscious arrangers for Verve and Impulse! Players on the set include Art Farmer, Clark Terry, JJ Johnson, Seldon Powell, and Pat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing.)

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Danilo PerezCentral Avenue ... CD
Impulse, 1998. Used .... $3.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has some marker. Digipack has a promotional sticker and some edge wear.)

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Bill Plummer & The Cosmic BrotherhoodBill Plummer & The Cosmic Brotherhood ... LP
Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Around May 15, 2014
Incredibly great – and one of the best of the late 60s trippy jazz albums on Impulse! Bill Plummer plays electric sitar with the "Cosmic Brotherood", a group that includes Tom Scott on saxes and electronics, Carol Kaye on Fender bass, Milt Holland on tabla, and Mike Craden on a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sun RaSpace Is The Place ... CD
Impulse, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant record by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – and an album that forever gave them a slogan to live by! The record's different than some of the other Arkestra work from the time – in that it's a bit tighter and more spiritual, more in keeping with the style of the Blue Thumb label, ... read more CD
(Digipack has some light edge wear.)

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New Emil RichardsJourney To Bliss ... LP
Impulse, 1968. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of "Eastern" tinged jazz – and a real musical Journey To Bliss on its own! Vibist Emil Richards has always been totally groovy in our book – but he really outdoes himself here – working in an exotic mode that features lots of weird percussion over choppy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light staining around the edges, and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Emil RichardsSpirit of 1976 ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $14.99
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.)

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New 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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New Sonny RollinsAlfie ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Pee Wee RussellAsk Me Now! ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that will blow your mind – way different than you might expect from the cover! Sure, Pee Wee was a bit of a traditionalist on his instrument – the clarinet – but he's working here in a starkly modern way that almost recalls some of the best 50s work of Jimmy Guiffre, or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a worn corner.)

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New Pharoah SandersBlack Unity ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A righteous cover, a righteous title, and a righteous little session that features one long song that spans the entire length of the album! "Black Unity" may well be Pharoah Sanders' freest expression on record to date – but it's also still got all the hallmarks of his best moments ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing – in nice shape!)

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New Pharoah SandersElevation ... CD
Impulse/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
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 CD
Also available Elevation (180 gram vinyl – 2x45 rpm discs) ... LP 26.99

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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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Pharoah SandersLove In Us All ... CD
1974. New Copy .... Around May 20, 2014
A tremendously joyous album from Pharoah Sanders – his last record for Impulse, and a rare thing of beauty! The album only features 2 long tracks, both of them great, and both of them showing Pharoah as more expressive, more imaginative, and more openly soulful than heard on his earlier ... read more CD

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New Pharoah SandersSpiritual Blessings – Jazz Club ... CD
Impulse/Jazzclub (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A wealth of spiritual blessings from the incredible Pharoah Sanders – a saxophonist who learned key lessons from John Coltrane, then really ran with his inspiration after his too-early death! The tracks here are all pulled from Sanders' sublime recordings for Impulse Records – amazing ... read more CD

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Pharoah SandersSummun Bukmun Umyun – Deaf Dumb Blind ... CD
Impulse, 1970. Used .... $29.99
Pharoah Sanders is working here with some excellent horn players in the frontline – Woody Shaw on trumpet and Gary Bartz on alto sax – both of whom really bring a lot of power to the record! As with some of Sanders' other Impulse albums of the period, the record only features two long ... read more CD
(Out of print. Digipack has remnants of an old sticker.)

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Pharoah SandersTauhid ... CD
Impulse, 1967. Used .... $9.99
One of the first moments of genius from a young Pharoah Sanders – a set that builds on the energy of John Coltrane's Love Supreme generation – but takes it in a much more expansive direction! The album's got a sense of majesty that's years ahead of its time – righteous, positive, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Pharoah SandersThembi ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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New Shirley ScottEverybody Loves A Lover ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A simple formula, but one of Shirley's best records from the mid 60s, and a tight batch of quartet tracks that also features Stanley Turrentine on tenor. The title cut's a classic jazz stepper in Chicago, with a subtly loping groove that works pretty darn well. Other tracks include "Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear, some light stains, marker on the front and back, a cutout hole, and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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New Archie SheppAttica Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $12.99
A classic of spiritual, soulful jazz – and one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums! The set was recorded in New York after a few free and festive years in Paris, and it's an amazing about-face that has Archie stepping into a world of righteous, full-on, political, and funky themes – the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Archie SheppAttica Blues (European paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse/Verve (UK), 1972. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic of spiritual, soulful jazz – and one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums! The set was recorded in New York after a few free and festive years in Paris, and it's an amazing about-face that has Archie stepping into a world of righteous, full-on, political, and funky themes – the ... read more CD
(LP-styled cover!)
Also available Attica Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP 12.99

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New Archie SheppFire Music ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some aging, and a light stain inside the gatefold.)

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New Archie SheppFour For Trane ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 CD
Also available Four For Trane (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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New 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 SheppKwanza ... CD
Impulse, 1969. Used .... $5.99
A brilliant little album from Archie Shepp – material recorded on a variety of dates at the end of the 60s, but packaged together as an extremely soulful set in the mid 70s! There's a feel here that rivals some of the best moments of the Attica Blues years – a mix of spiritual soul ... read more CD
(BMG club pressing.)
Also available Kwanza ... LP 28.99

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Archie SheppKwanza ... LP
Impulse, 1969/1974. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $28.99
A brilliant little album from Archie Shepp – material recorded on a variety of dates at the end of the 60s, but packaged together as an extremely soulful set in the mid 70s! There's a feel here that rivals some of the best moments of the Attica Blues years – a mix of spiritual soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark and some light wear.)
Also available Kwanza ... CD 5.99

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New 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

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New Sonny Stitt & Paul GonsalvesSalt & Pepper ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Head to head blowing from Sonny Sitt and Paul Gonsalves – just the kind of twin-horn performance that Stitt was famous for in his live battle days, and one that also reminds us that Gonsalves can be a very loose swinger when he wants to be! The tracks are all long, and played with the sort ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a name in large letters, a few spots of clear tape, and some light wear.)

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New Gabor SzaboJazz Raga ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever cut by guitarist Gabor Szabo – a set that also has him playing sitar as well! The album's got a sound that's as groovy as you'd expect from the title – a mix of Gabor's usual jazz modes, which are already pretty darn great, and some of the Indian music ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Cecil Taylor, Charles Tolliver, Grachan MoncurDedication Series Vol VIII – The New Breed ... LP
ABC/Impulse, Mid 60s/1978. Sealed 2LP Gatefold .... $9.99
A two LP set from the 70s collecting some excellent new thing moments from the Impulse vaults – including unreleased tracks from Charles Tolliver and Grachan Moncur! The first side features the Cecil Taylor Unit performing three numbers that were released on Gil Evans' Into The Hot LP, " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New McCoy TynerMcCoy Tyner Plays Ellington (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mc Coy plays Duke, with surprisingly great results – thanks to an expanded trio format that features lots of additional percussion! McCoy's on piano, working alongside Coltrane bandmates Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – but the real charm of the record comes from ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New McCoy TynerPlays John Coltrane – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Impulse, 1997. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New McCoy TynerToday & Tomorrow ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album from McCoy Tyner – a set that's steeped in the modal soulfulness of his years with John Coltrane, but also handled in a way that really has him breaking away from the pack a bit! Half the album's played with a trio that features Jimmy Garrison on bass – but the strongest ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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New Ben WebsterSee You At The Fair ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used .... $7.99
A great little album from Ben Webster – perhaps not his most sophisticated, jazz-wise, but done up in a cool cover that has him standing in front of the steel globe at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. The music on the disc has a similar optimistic approach – as Ben solos lightly over ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael WhiteFather Music, Mother Dance ... LP
Impulse, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold .... $6.99
Funky and soulful spiritual work from Michael White, and a better set of grooves than you'll find on most of his other records. The set's got a good electric vibe, with a production style that differs from most other Impulse recordings, and which sounds more like it belongs on a Roy Ayers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, seam splitting, and a small mark from price sticker removal.)

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Michael WhiteSpirit Dance ... CD
Impulse/Soul Jazz (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the killer albums that Michael White cut for Impulse Records in the early 70 – a sweet set of spiritual jazz that took his instrument to a whole new level! Normally, the violin isn't an instrument we love in jazz, but White really transforms it here – playing it with a stretched- ... read more CD
Also available Spirit Dance (180 gram vinyl – 2x45 rpm discs) ... LP 26.99

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Michael WhiteSpirit Dance (180 gram vinyl – 2x45 rpm discs) ... LP
Impulse/Soul Jazz (UK), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $26.99
One of the killer albums that Michael White cut for Impulse Records in the early 70 – a sweet set of spiritual jazz that took his instrument to a whole new level! Normally, the violin isn't an instrument we love in jazz, but White really transforms it here – playing it with a stretched- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Special pressing – 2LPs that play at 45rpm for amazing sound!)
Also available Spirit Dance ... CD 19.99
 
 



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