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New Charles Kynard & Buddy ColletteWarm Winds – Latin Percussion Featuring The Organ & Flute Of Charles Kynard & Buddy Collette ... LP
World Pacific, Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
A sweet little Latin jazz-styled session – done in the hippest west coast mode of the start of the 60s! Early organ from Charles Kynard, great flute from Buddy Collette, plus vibes from Johnny Rae, bass from Al McKibbon, and lots of Latin percussion played by Armando Peraza and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with a mostly split top seam.)

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Guy LafitteSlow Aux Sax Pour Un Fin De Nuit ... LP
MFP (UK), Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
A bit of a cheesy title, but work by the great French saxophonist Guy Lafitte – doing what he does best, blowing mellowly and deeply into the night! The tracks include a number of standards, plus a few originals – and titles include "Porquoi Partir", "J'Ai Compris Trop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(1978 pressing. Cover has light ringwear, wear in one corner, and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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Joseph LambJoseph Lamb – A Study In Classic Ragtime ... LP
Folkways, 1959. Good+ ... $2.99
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(Includes the book! Cover has some light wear and a small cut corner.)

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Harold LandFox ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A key moment in the west coast harbop scene – and one of the greatest early records from saxophonist Harold Land! The group's a really striking one – with the unique Dupree Bolton on trumpet, a great player that we really only know from this set – plus Herbie Lewis on bass, Frank ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Harold LandJazz Impressions Of Folk Music ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Very Good ... $12.99
A great record – and one of Land's most obscure sessions – part of a short-lived early 60s attempt to make jazz cash in on the folk boom. Despite what might seem like a cheap gimmick, the set actually sounds great – grooving with a soulful swing, in that LA underground mode that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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Harold LandNew Shade Of Blue ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A lost chapter in the legendary Harold Land/Bobby Hutcherson relationship – and a record that often gets overlooked. The set is a great moody mellow bit of jazz funk, recorded with Buster Williams on bass, Bill Henderson on electric piano, and Billy Hart on drums. Mtume sits in on congas, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams and splitting on the spine.)

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Harold LandXocia's Dance ... LP
Muse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A great late set from Harold Land – a reunion with his old partner Bobby Hutcherson, in a hip soul jazz session with work from other great west coast talents like Oscar Brashear, George Cables, and Billy Higgins. The tracks aren't as leapingly modal as the pair's earlier work for Blue Note ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yusef LateefClub Date ... LP
Impulse, 1964/1976. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the greatest albums ever from Yusef Lateef – even if it's sometimes overlooked! The album was issued in the 70s, but it features material from the famous Live At Pep's concert in 1964 – but which didn't appear on that initial record. In fact, it's arguably a lot hipper than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Yusef LateefDoctor Is In & Out ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of Yusef Lateef's funkier albums for Atlantic – and a record that features some great keyboard work from Kenny Barron! The liner notes indicate a current Lateef fascination with rhythm, and it tries to present this fascination in a way that implies a bigger intellectual approach to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a light stain along the bottom.)

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Yusef LateefLost In Sound ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1961. Very Good- ... $1.99
Yusef Lateef's one and only album for the Charlie Parker label – cut during a period when he's been making real waves in the jazz scene with work on Prestige and Savoy! The set's a bit more straight ahead than some of Lateef's more exotic sides of the time – focusing on his work on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, small stains, and a bit of pen.)

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Yusef LateefMorning – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, 1957. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A nice 2LP 70s reissue, pulling together the tracks from 2 sessions in 1957, but issued on 3 separate albums for Savoy. Jazz Mood, Jazz For Thinkers and Dreamer feature the great multi-reed player amidst a tight group of Detroit players Curtis Fuller, Hugh Lawson, Ernie Farrow, Louis Hayes and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Label has a bit of marker.)

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Yusef Lateef with Doug WatkinsImagination (aka Soulnik) ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A 2nd version of Doug Watkins Soulnik album – issued here with Yusef Lateef as the leader, even though the set was recorded under Watkins' name. Although Watkins was one heck of a hardbop bassist in his day, he shows a new side on this enigmatic album from the early 60s – one that has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Jazz Classics Series pressing. Cover has some wear and a name in marker on back.)

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Hubert LawsCrying Song ... LP
CTI, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A landmark record – the first album that flutist Hubert Laws cut for CTI, and the beginning of a very important partnership with the label! The record is a sublime exploration of sound and space – very different than Laws' 60s Latin sides for Atlantic, and handled in a baroque mode ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a few creases.)

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Hubert LawsIn The Beginning Vol 2 ... LP
CTI, 1974. Sealed ... $5.99
Moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalot of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hubert LawsLaw's Cause ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $1.99
A wicked mix of Latin influences, mod sounds, and 60s soul jazz – all set up beautifully to showcase the flute of a young Hubert Laws! The album's got a nice little bounce right from the start – with some traces of Atlantic soul elements – but it soon moves into some of the more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Hubert LawsSay It With Silence ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $0.49
Nothing too silent here, as the set's filled with the kind of soulful fusion grooves we'd expect from Hubert Laws in the 70s! The album's a real standout in his Columbia catalog – a perfectly balanced set that features plenty of great work from Hubert on flute, amidst arrangements that also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, small stains on the top seam, and some marker in one corner. Label has some marker.)
Also available
Say It With Silence ... CD 10.99
Say It With Silence ... CD 8.99

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Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Classic bit of 70's fusion, played by Ronnie on tenor and flute, and with a group that includes some excellent keyboard work by Joe Sample. The highlight of the record is the big sample cut "Tidal Wave", but it also includes the great groover "Always There", which was covered a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Recorded Live At Jimmy's ... LP
RCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of a few key efforts done by Michel Legrand for RCA in the 70s – sessions that stand out as some of his best jazz work from the decade, and which present Legrand in unfettered brilliance, both as a player and arranger! This live date still has the original compositions and sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo imprint.)

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Michel Legrand With Ray Brown & Shelly ManneAt Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A nice little live set – recorded at Shelly Manne's club in LA, and one that features a trio with Michel Legrand on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing together on a combination of improvisational, original tunes and some more familiar ones! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original textured cover. Cover has a promo sticker in one corner.)

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Bernie LeightonBernie Leighton Quartet Plays Duke Ellington At Jimmy Weston's – Recorded Live On May 19, 1974 ... LP
Monmouth Evergreen, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a crinkled corner.)

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Rod LevittSolid Ground ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
Rod Levitt led one of the hippest large groups of the 60's, and although his work was barely recognized at the time, and all but forgotten now, these RCA records of his stand as a constant tribute to his brilliant skills as an arranger and leader. These cuts are short and quirky, with ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rod Levitt OrchestraInsight ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Tight hard swinging big band set, with really complicated arrangements and some great writing. Not all of the players are names you'll recognize, but Levitt's talent for arrangement and leadership ensure a tight tight band, and the album wails nicely. Tracks include "Stop Those Men!", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Lou LevyHymn ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the cookinest albums we've ever heard from pianist Lou Levy – an obscure early 60s trio session that shows a whole new side of his sound! Lou's playing with likely suspects Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levy on drums – but unlike some of his west coast sides of the late 50s, this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Lou LevyLou Levy Plays Baby Grand Jazz ... LP
Jubilee, 1958. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the most obscure sessions recorded by west coast piano talent Lou Levy – released on the Jubilee label during a period when Levy was hitting the studios a lot as a leader. This set has Lou in very comfortable territory – working in trio format with the great Max Bennett on bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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George LewisOh, Didn't He Ramble ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Not our usual bag, but some nice later material from George Lewis, performed with a sextet that includes Jim Robinson, Alvin Acorn, Alcide Pavageau, Joe Robichaux, and Joe Watkins. Titles include "Riverside Blues", "Streets Of The City", "Weary Blues", and "Runnin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some strips of clear tape, light wear, some seam splitting, a couple of peeled marks from sticker removal, and a couple of small stains.)

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John LewisEuropean Windows ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A bit of an obscure session, but the first of John Lewis' works for a larger jazz orchestra – recorded with a lineup that includes larger strings and woodwinds next to rhythm backing by Percy Heath and Connie Kay of the MJQ! The tracks are all longer originals arranged by Lewis – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New John LewisGolden Striker ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Serious compositional material by John Lewis – a series of work based upon the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte, written for a larger group of brass instruments – and given a real "classics meets jazz" sort of vibe – but also handled with a gentle swing, too! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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John LewisOdds Against Tomorrow – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Sealed ... $14.99
Proof that the serious compositional intentions of MJQ member John Lewis could more than be fulfilled – and a nice dramatic score that features a few themes that would later be taken up more fully by Lewis' group. The set is mostly orchestral with jazz touches – featuring Lewis at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed early pressing – nice and heavy!)

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John Lewis & The New QuartetSlavic Smile ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A really compelling later session from John Lewis – one that has the pianist working with Bobby Hutcherson, who turns out to be a surprisingly great partner for his talents! The mix of Hutcherson's vibes and Lewis' piano is really great – and Bobby hits this slow, brooding style that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi and insert.)

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Mel LewisNaturally ... LP
Telarc, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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Ramsey LewisBarefoot Sunday Blues ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the strongest early albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – especially because it features some great original material! The group – with the usual Redd Holt and Eldee Young lineup – is augmented by Chris White on a few tracks, who plays bass while Young switches to cello, an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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Ramsey LewisBest Of Ramsey Lewis (Cadet) ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A collection of Ramsey's work on Cadet/Argo that focuses mostly on the groovy uptempo tracks from the mid 60s – when Lewis had cracked the pop instrumental charts with soulful versions of bigger hits. Titles include "The In Crowd", "Function At The Junction", "Soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Ramsey LewisDancing In The Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
A late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramsey LewisHang On Ramsey ... LP
Cadet, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Easily one of Ramsey Lewis' most successful records – featuring the hit soul jazz style that he forged with the Young/Holt rhythm combo, honed to perfection before a live crowd at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The record's a key part of Ramsey's live recorded output – showing the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisHis Greatest Sides – Volume One ... LP
Chess, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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New Ramsey LewisLegacy ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An overlooked gem from Ramsey's 70s years at Columbia – a record that has him grooving over larger arrangements, sweeping along in a great blend of soul and class that makes for some really great numbers! Side one of the album features Ramsey playing keyboards on the extended "Legacy&quo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)
Also available Legacy ... CD 6.99

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Ramsey LewisMaiden Voyage ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of the key records from the Cadet/Concept scene in late 60s Chicago – a tremendous collaboration between pianist Ramsey Lewis and arranger Charles Stepney – and the kind of record that took soul and jazz to a whole new level! Ramsey on his own is great enough at this point – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(60s stereo pressing. Cover has some wear. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Ramsey LewisNever On Sunday ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good- ... $4.99
Simple genius from the classic Ramsey Lewis Trio – Ramsey on piano, Eldee Young on bass, and Red Holt on drums! The tunes are a strong mix of originals, standards, and some nice bits from odd sources – all arranged by Ramsey and crew to make strong use of their well-styled blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a sticker, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, a couple of stains on the front, and light staining on the back.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis & The Gentlemen Of Jazz Volume 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Ramsey and the trio are on the front in tuxedoes, top hats, and tails – but the overall sound of the record is much more in keeping with their soul jazz grooves of the late 50s – not necessarily gentlemanly, but with a worldly appreciation for a variety of styles of music, and perhaps a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Chicago ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
Pretty tasty early stuff from Ramsey Lewis – recorded during the height of his early local fame, working with the first trio that included Eldee Young and Redd Holt, recorded live at the Blue Note niteclub downtown in the Windy City. The titles – a mash of standards, pop, and blues ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a bit of light wear, a light bend, and an ink stamp and a bit of aging on the back.)

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Ramsey LewisStretching Out ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Not much stretching going on here, as most tracks are three minutes or under – but Ramsey's in fine fine form, working with the classic Young/Holt trio lineup, crafting very groovy little numbers that have a lot more going on underneath than you'd expect from the surface! Includes the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing.)

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New Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Sun Goddess ... CD 4.99
Sun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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New Ramsey LewisWade In The Water ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Classic pop soul jazz from the inventor of the genre! Ramsey's funky piano is backed by some soulful arrangements handled by Richard Evans – in a really tight style that includes great percussion, electric bass, and an all-out kicking style that makes even the mellowest tunes groove! Evans ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioBossa Nova ... LP
Argo, 1962. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of the most unique albums from Ramsey Lewis' early years at Chess Records – a spare set of bossa groovers that has the Lewis trio with Eldee Young and Redd Holt augmented by added Brazilian percussion and guitar! The sound is spare, sharp, and soulful – and the record's one of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin ... LP
Argo, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of the first ever albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – featuring an assortment of lively tracks with a touch of jazz-based humor, the kind that were winning them huge audiences in Chicago at the time! With Eldee Young and Redd Holt to back him up, Ramsey's got plenty of pyrotechnics in tow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label Cadet pressing with deep groove. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has some wear & WGN library letters.)

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Willie LewisWillie Lewis & His Entertainers ... LP
Swing/DRG, Late 30s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
French recordings from the group of alto saxophonist Willie Lewis – with players that include Bobby Martin on trumpet, Benny Carter on alto, Herman Chittison on piano, and John Mitchell on guitar – plus vocals by Bobby Martin, Joe Hayman, June Cole, and Lewis himself. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry Libby TrioLive At Wilkins ... LP
Sabrina, Early 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
A very cool set by this sprightly piano trio from Michigan – familiar tunes, but changed up nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the top seam, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Charles LloydMoon Man ... LP
Kapp, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Weird bit of hippy dippy jazz from Charles Lloyd, with vocals on most tracks, and lots of groovy lyrics about "the moonman", "computer man", and "heavy kharma". The vocalist is not credited, but most of the lyrics are written by Lloyd, although we don't really think ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and fraying on the spine.)

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Charles LloydNight In Copenhagen ... LP
Blue Note, 1983. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great return to the limelight for reedman Charles Lloyd – heard here in one of his most open, expressive settings in years – with all the best exotic touches of his famous early years still very much intact! Lloyd plays tenor and flute, plus a bit of Chinese oboe as well – an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Franz Loffler & Pierre Favre300 Year Old Goodies All Jazzed Up ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of those groovy jazz meets classical projects from the French scene of the 60s – featuring guitar from Loffler and drums from Pierre Favre! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Michael Longo, Joe Farrell, Ron Carter, Randy BrecEuropa Jazz ... LP
Europa Jazz (Italy), 1981. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear and aging. Labels have some pen.)

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Jeff LorberPrivate Passion ... LP
Warner, 1986. Sealed ... $1.99
Sweet keyboards, R&B grooves, and a great blend of jazz and soul modes – all fused together to make the album one of Jeff Lorber's true classics from the 80s! Lorber's keyboards and programming provide the fusiony foil for the soulful vocals of Karyn White and Michael Jefferies on a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout.)
Also available Private Passion ... CD 13.99

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Jeff LorberSoft Space ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
Nothing too soft here – as this classic from the Jeff Lorber group of the late 70s is a sweet fusion set with lots of soulful edges, but never a watered-down approach! The groove's much different than you'd expect from Lorber's later work – and the album's got lots of nice edges in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Gene LudwigThis Is Gene Ludwig ... LP
GeLu Productions, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Jimmie LuncefordBlues In The Night – Vol 4 1938 to 1942 ... LP
Decca, Late 30s/Early 40s. Sealed ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jimmie LuncefordFor Dancers Only Vol 3 – 1936 to 1937 ... LP
Decca, 1930s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Jimmie LuncefordHarlem Shout Vol 2 ... LP
Decca, Mid 30s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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Jimmie LuncefordJimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra 1940 ... LP
Alamac, 1940. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Jimmy Lyons/Oliver Lake/David Murray/Julius HemphiWildflowers 4 – The New York Loft Jazz Sessions ... LP
Douglas, 1977. Sealed ... $13.99
The fourth volume in this seminal series from the mid 70s – one that did a great job of documenting some of the formative underground playing that was happening in the New York loft scene, almost more creative work than in previous generations, thanks to a lack of commercial venues, and hence ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some marker on front. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Johnny LytleBe Proud ... LP
Solid State, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
A nice little sleeper of an album that has Johnny playing with a larger set of arrangements than you typically hear him in, and with a vocal group on a number of tracks. The set still has a good soul jazz groove, which you'd expect from Lytle at the very least, and spans a range of styles that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with peeling and staining along the spine due to moisture.)

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Johnny LytleBlue Vibes ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Good+ ... $9.99
Excellent grooves that mix together vibes and organ! This is one of the early albums cut by soul jazz vibist Johnny Lytle – and although it's more stripped-down than later work, it's still got a nice groove, and a feel that's quite different from work by other jazz vibes players at the time. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum Productions pressing. Cover has some wear, a stereo sticker, some seam splitting, and some stains, with name in pen, some marker, and a couple of edge rips on the back paste-on.)

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Teo Macero & Bob PrinceWhat's New? – New Jazz From Teo Macero & Bob Prince ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Although Teo Macero is probably best known as Columbia's jazz producer during their successful early 60s run with Miles, he's also quite a composer in his own right, as you'll hear on this striking set of sides from the late 50s! Macero splits the album with Bob Prince – and each of these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some wear, and a spot of tape on the back.)

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Mad-HattersMad-Hatters At Midnight ... LP
20th Century, 1964. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent little small combo record, cut by this obscure funky jazz group for 20th Century – and probably the only thing they ever did! The album's got a number of tight short cuts, played by organ, vibes, and guitar – and titles include "Soul Samba", "Mad Hatters ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled mark from sticker removal in one corner, a few small staple holes in another corner, and a couple of stains on the back.)

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New Mahavishnu OrchestraBirds Of Fire ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great second album from Mahavishnu Orchestra – one that has them still very might in the same tight formation as the first! As before, there's a heck of a lot of power here – monstrous work on drums from Billy Cobham, sharp-edged guitar from John McLaughlin, and a range of great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mahavishnu OrchestraInner Mounting Flame ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good ... $6.99
A massive set of fusion from Mahavishnu Orchestra – a group that features some incredible guitar work from John McLaughlin, who sounds even more focused and driven here than on his own records! As with Return To Forever or Weather Report, the combo's a supergroup of sorts – with Billy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Inner Mounting Flame ... CD 2.99

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Mike MainieriJourney Thru An Electric Tube ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
An excellent lost album of funky vibes! Mike Mainieri's not always the greatest player in the world, but he really shines on this set – a solid electric groover that feels like some of the work that Dave Pike cut for MPS. Mainieri's vibes are at the core of the group, but there's also some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small bit of marker.)

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MainstreamCarefree Dance ... LP
Focus (Germany), 1980. Near Mint- ... $28.99
The group is led by trumpeter Hans Thomas – and features Heiner Wiberny on alto and tenor, Rainer Napieraj on trombone, Frank Lemaire on baritone and flute, and Wolfgang Hefter on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Malcolm X College Jazz EnsembleLive – Collegiate Jazz Festival ... LP
Malcolm X, 1972. Very Good ... $22.99
An excellent obscure album of young, undiscovered and lesser-known Chicago jazz players from the early 70s – like Charles Williamson, Sonny Seals, Tyrone Taylor, and Jodie Christian – all of whom play very nicely, and lay down some hard funky big band stuff. There's 4 nice extended ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a half split bottom seam, waviness & some flaking along the opening due to moisture.)

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MaltaObsession ... LP
JVC (Japan), 1988. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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New Harvey MandelBaby Batter ... LP
Janus, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A classic bit of funky guitar by Harvey Mandel – similar to some of Dennis Coffey's early work in that it's got full on guitar power, very much inspired by heavy rock, filtered through an approach that's also got plenty of funk in it! The killer track here is the classic "Baby ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Harvey MandelBest Of Harvey Mandel ... LP
Janus, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A tasty little set that brings together some of the best recordings by funky guitarist Harvey Mandel – recorded in a haze of smoke with producers Abe Voco Kesh and Skip Taylor, in a unique mix of funk, rock, and blues that put Harvey on more than a few college turntables over the years! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chuck MangioneEvening Of Magic – Live At The Hollywood Bowl ... LP
A&M, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
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Chuck MangioneFriends & Love – A Chuck Mangione Concert (double LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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Chuck MangioneFun & Games ... LP
A&M, 1979. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The cover seems to imply that Chuck Mangione's one of the few cats who can play flugelhorn on a trampoline – but whatever the setting, Mangione's at the height of his late 70s powers here – blowing that clean, compressed style that crossed over beautifully at the time! Chuck's got a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Chuck MangioneLand Of Make Believe ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Very Good ... $1.99
Titles include "Legend Of The One-Eyed Sailor", "Lullaby For Nancy Carol", "El Gato Triste", "Land Of Make Believe", and "As Long As We're Together". Features vocals by Esther Satterfield! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, clear tape on the top seam and spine, and some pen and a small sticker on back. Labels have radio station notes attached.)
Also available Land Of Make Believe ... CD 6.99

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Herbie MannFlute Flight ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Better than you might think – and a nice set of flute-oriented hardbop that has Herbie Mann playing next to Belgian flautist Bobby Jaspar! The pair of them trade off lines in a couple of long tracks that have that Prestige "blowin' session" feel to them, with lots of spare rhythm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with RVG stamp.)

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New Herbie MannHerbie Mann At The Village Gate ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $1.99
Herbie Mann's at the Village Gate – really wailing away in a set of extended numbers that not only set a whole new standard for live recording in jazz, but which also pushed forward the role of the flute in the music as well! There's a heck of a lot of soul in the grooves here – served ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Herbie MannMann In The Morning ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Different work than usual for Herbie – a series of sides recorded in Sweden in the late 50s, featuring Herbie on both flute and tenor! The feel here is at once more poised and more open than some of Herbie's US sides from the time – as the groups shift from track to track, and Herbie's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Herbie MannSultry Serenade ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good- ... $19.99
An early record by Herbie Mann, and one that offers a nice treat – bass clarinet! Although Herbie made his fame in the 60s with his Latiny flute playing, he was also a darn good bass clarinetist, and he plays both instruments on this rare early session from 1957. The bass clarinet doesn't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White & blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has light wear with a large, but light stain on the back.)

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Herbie Mann & The Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four TrumpetsCommon Ground ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great little record, filled with loads of cross-cultural influences that make for one of the most exotic Herbie Mann albums of the 60s! The group's billed as the Afro-Jazz Sextet– but has a strong Latin vibe as well – a bit of an echo of the experiments Herbie Mann did with Latin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Herbie Mann with MachitoAfro-Jazziac ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great little LP – even if it is a discographer's nightmare! The record was most likely recorded originally under Machito's name, and only featured Mann as a soloist – but it's not the album Kenya, so we're not sure which one it is, although it does look like a repackaging job ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Spine is lined with tape.)

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New Shelly ManneDaktari – Original TV Soundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Great stuff – a groovy batch of short tunes from the TV show of the same name, performed by a larger ensemble that includes Frank Strozier, Bud Shank, Bob Bain, Victor Feldman, and Emil Richards. The tracks have a bit of a jungle/exotic groove to them – in keeping with the African ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Shelly ManneGambit ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
This album was the 7th in the Contemporary series of "Shelly Manne & His Men", but it's also easily the best, and features some of the most exciting playing of any of Manne's groups. The success of the whole album comes down to Charlie Mariano, who wrote a large number of the tracks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, with a couple of very small splits on the spine.)

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Shelly ManneLil' Abner ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Shelly picks up on a very successful format for his trio of the late 50s – begun with the My Fair Lady album, and followed through with this one – a batch of jazz-based readings of tracks from the hit Broadway musical based on the comic strip Lil Abner. Apart from that bit of history, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing.)

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Shelly ManneMy Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good ... $2.99
A key early entry in the "jazz meets Broadway" genre – and a record that was so successful, it went onto inspire countless imitations! Shelly Manne's working here in a lightly playful trio setting – alongside Andre Previn on piano and Leroy Vinnegar on bass, in a reading of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original heavy black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Shelly ManneSwinging Sounds – Shelly Manne & His Men Vol 4 ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good- ... $11.99
Charlie Mariano was one of the best things to ever happen to Shelly Manne – as the young altoist's icy talent was a perfect match for Manne's west coast cool, but his Boston soul really added a lot more emotional depth than had ever been previously recorded on some of Manne's sessions. This ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove. Side 1 has marks that click on tracks one and three. Cover has some wear, a bent corner with some peelling, and a bit of splitting on the spine. Label has some marker.)

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Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 3 ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Classic hardbop from the west coast – a set of live recordings done at the Black Hawk jazz club in San Francisco at the end of the 50s, featuring Shelly Manne at the head of a group that includes the great Joe Gordon on trumpet! Tracks are longer, livelier, and have a lot more solo room and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has wear, discoloration due to age, some splitting on the spine and top seam, and some staining along the bottom and parts of the opening and spine.)

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Shelly Manne, Andre Previn & Red MitchellBells Are Ringing ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good- ... $6.99
An overlooked set from the late 50s show-meets-jazz run of Shelly Manne and Andre Previn – a cool jazz instrumental take on the score to Bells Are Ringing! As with other Manne/Previn pairings, the music is incredibly sprightly – some of the best jazz Andre ever recorded in the 50s, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, with some stains on the back.)

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Shelly Manne/Jack Sheldon/Irene Kral/Johnny WilliaMy Fair Lady – With The Un-Original Cast ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Way way more than just a simple "jazz meets Broadway" session – as Shelly's working here with vocals by Jack Sheldon & Irene Kral, and arrangements by soundtrack maestro Johnny Williams – in a style that completely recasts the score! The album's got a really dynamic kind ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Wingy ManoneWildest Horn In Town ... LP
Imperial, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
Cover has some light pen and promo stamps on the back. LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael MantlerSomething There ... LP
ECM/Watt, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
With Michael Mantler on trumpet, Carla Bley on piano, Mike Stern on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Nick Mason on drums – plus some added strings conducted by Michael Gibbs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Steve MarcusTomorrow Never Knows ... LP
Vortex, 1968. Sealed ... $24.99
The first album ever by Steve Marcus – a key player trying to mix rock and jazz at the end of the 60s! Marcus plays some really wild sax on the set – a bit of soprano and tenor, mixed with guitar and electric keys in a wonderfully fuzzy sound! The approach has lots of funk in the mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original stereo pressing!)

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James MarenticNimbus ... LP
Discovery, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Hank MarrLive At The Club 502 ... LP
King, 1964. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Some excellent soul jazz organ work from the great Hank Marr! After the myriad of fake live James Brown albums on King, we've come to distrust any liveness the label might promise – but even though the overall sound of this one seems to be studio with clapping dubbed in, the grooves are all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo – nice and clean! Cover has a track list sticker and a few small spots of tape.)

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New Warne MarshAll Music ... LP
Nessa, 1976. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A wonderful later album from 50s cool jazz saxophonist Warne Marsh – one that really has an incredible focus on his tone! With his combination of a warm full tone and cool post-Tristano phrasing, Marsh has one of the most singular voices on the tenor, and one of our favorites! This mid 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Nessa pressing.)

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Jack Marshall & Shelly ManneSounds! ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A sweet little set from mid 60s Capitol records – a wonderful blend of jazz and percussion, handled by two of the most inventive musicians on the LA scene! Jack Marshall's probably best known for his excellent arrangements for the label on sets with singers – but here, he's playing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mat MarucciExtensity ... LP
Marco, 1982. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An excellent small label set from drummer Mat Marucci – played with a heck of a lot more soul and feeling than you'd guess for a date recorded at a Supper Club! The group play a stretched-out, almost spiritual groove at points – lots of quick-stepping rhythms that are mighty nice ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and a few creases.)

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Joe MastersJazz Mass ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A pretty darn cool album – even though you might not initially guess it! Joe Masters takes the Catholic mass, in Latin, and sets it to some swinging jazz arrangements – played by a small soulful combo that includes Anthony Ortega, Harold Land, and Mike Wofford, and fronted by a vocal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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MastersoundsKismet – A Jazz Interpretation By The Mastersounds ... LP
World Pacific, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
The last session that The Mastersounds ever cut as a group – and a strangely compelling montage of tracks from the musical Kismet. Brothers Buddy and Monk Montgomery are joined here by brother Wes – then an emerging star on guitar, and a strong addition to the set, one who expands the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, discoloration due to aging, and a sticker, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)
 
 



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