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David BoykinEye Of The Beholder ... CD
Dreamtime, 2004. New Copy .... $6.99
A real departure for saxophonist David Boykin – an album of solo material, performed on soprano sax and Bb Clarinet – in a style that recalls the most experimental work of Roscoe Mitchell, and which also has ties to the solo recordings of Evan Parker and Steve Lacy! Boykin's really ... read more CD

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David BoykinGalaxophone ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2004. New Copy .... $4.99
Spare improvisations from Chicago saxophonist David Boykin – recorded as a duet with butoh artist Nicole Legette, who also seems to be vocalizing a bit on the record! The album's easily one of the most challenging that Boykin's ever given us – quite open, and very expressive – ... read more CD

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Joanne BrackeenPrism (with bonus track) ... CD
Choice (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $9.99 11.99
Joanne Brackeen's at the top of her game here – working in a unique set of duets with bassist Eddie Gomez – at a level that matches the fire and fury of any of her work with a larger group! Brackeen's got this tremendous command of the keyboard right from the start – a wide sweep ... read more CD

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Bobby BradfordLost In LA ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
Nothing lost about this set, as Bobby Bradford's work is tight and focused throughout – and stands as a hip west coast contrast to early 80s avant jazz material from points east! There's a feel here that's a lot like some of the Nimbus Records albums of the time – material that's ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Ruby BraffBall At Bethlehem With Braff ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954/1955. New Copy .... $13.99
Ruby Braff has a ball on this rare date for Bethlehem Records – a set that's got a live, loose feel that's quite different than some of Ruby's other records! The date was recorded on New Years Eve, at the end of 1954 – and it features Braff stepping out with these surprisingly human, ... read more CD

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Ruby BraffHoliday In Braff ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
No holiday for Ruby Braff – not when he's working so hard to make a record like this sound so great! The session's an overlooked gem recorded for Bethlehem in the 50s – and it's got Ruby's trumpet stepping out strongly with a larger group arranged by Bob Wilber – in a great mix ... read more CD

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Ruby BraffRuby Braff Swings ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $13.99
They're not kidding about the title – because the album's one of Ruby Braff's most swingin from the time – a sharp-edged quartet session that's filled with well-blown notes! Ruby's in the lead on all numbers on trumpet – getting support from Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Walter Page ... read more CD

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Anouar BrahemLe Pas Du Chant Noir ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2002. Used .... $8.99
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(Includes original slipcase.)

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New George BraithLaughing Soul ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1966. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic lost bit of soul jazz from the 60s! The great reedman George Braith makes a rare non-Blue Note appearance here – working in a tightly grooving mode that's even groovier than his better-known work for that label! The group here features Grant Green on guitar and John Patton on ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Ted BrancatoNext Step ... CD
Origin, 2013. Used .... $8.99
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(Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)African Piano ... CD
Japo/ECM (Germany), 1969. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Haunting solo work from Dollar Brand – recorded live in Copenhagen, with a sound that's full of tone, texture, and subtle beauty! Dollar Brand is one of the few players that can hold us rapt with a session like this – and as with his trio and larger group work, the tunes have an ... read more CD
Also available African Piano (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)African Space Program ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1973. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the most righteous 70s sessions to come from the hands of Dollar Brand – a New York recording that's filled with work by a host of players from the spiritual jazz underground – all of whom soar strongly on the album's long tracks, and give the set a fire and righteous energy you'r ... read more CD

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Brand XProduct ... CD
Charisma/Virgin, 1979. Used .... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Helmut Brandt ComboBerlin Calling ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy .... $18.99
Bold bass saxophone sounds from the overlooked Helmut Brand – a German player of the postwar years, and one with a sense of tone and texture to rival that of Gerry Mulligan at his west coast best! The work here is all previously unreleased, but shows Brand as one of the key reed innovators ... read more CD
Also available Berlin Calling ... LP 24.99

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Anthony BraxtonCreative Orchestra Music (Koln) 1978 ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy 2CDs .... $16.99 26.99
One of Anthony Braxton's first great recordings with a larger group – a really impressive array of sounds and tones that takes his compositional experiments to the next level! Tunes here are all those complicated Braxton formulas from the 70s – carried out by a host of equally-imaginati ... read more CD

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Anthony BraxtonFive Compositions (Quartet) 1986 ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Anthony Braxton plays a host of horns on this powerful mid 80s set – a batch of numbers all based around his unique imagistic compositions! Braxton's reeds include alto, tenor, sopranino, and C melody sax – plus clarinet and flute as well – and other quartet members include David ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Anthony BraxtonFour Compositions (Quartet) 1983 ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1983. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
One of the best-remembered Anthony Braxton albums from the 80s – and for good reason too, as there's a strength to the record that's evident from the very first note! The quartet here features longtime collaborator George Lewis on trombone, bassist John Lindberg, and percussionist Gerry ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Anthony BraxtonOpen Aspects '82 ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1982. Used .... $23.99
Braxton and Richard Teitlebaum team up again on this 2 LP release for Hat Art. Teitlebaum plays cool electronics next to Braxton's icy alto, and the sound is incredible. Wild stuff – and although not Braxton's usual bag, it's still a welcome part of his oeuvre. Titles include "3" ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Anthony BraxtonThis Time (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
BYG/Sunspots (Italy), 1970. New Copy Gatefold .... $9.99 18.99
An excellent session for BYG! Anthony Braxton is recorded here with a number of other Chicago AACM players, including Steve McCall, Leroy Jenkins, and Leo Smith. The instrumentation includes an amazing range of oddball sound sources, including Hohner Organ, sirens, logs, mouth organ, sound ... read more CD
(Comes in a cool 5" gatefold reissue package just like the original LP.)

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Anthony Braxton & Mario PavoneSeven Standards 1995 ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1995. Used .... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Anthony Braxton/Duke EllingtonConcept Of Freedom ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 2003. New Copy .... $9.99 19.99
Braxton and Ellington appear here as composers of the work, not as performers – but the spirit of both is alive and well in this performance, breaking out in complicated waves of sound that recall the earliest moments of the former, but which are also informed by the concepts of freedoms put ... read more CD

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John Wolf Brennan/Gene Coleman/Christian Wolfarth/Momentum 2 – The Law Of Refraction ... CD
Leo (UK), 2000. Used .... $9.99
Also includes Alfred Zimmerlin. CD
(Out of print.)

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Howard BritzFeeling Of Jazz ... CD
Howard Britz, 2013. Used Gatefold .... $6.99
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Magnus BrooSwedish Wood ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2010. New Copy .... $16.99
Swedish wood, with plenty of brass – thanks to bold, imaginative work as a leader from trumpeter Magnus Broo – easily one of the most important voices on his instrument working today! The group is a beautifully tight quartet – and Broo's trumpet gains plenty from the equally bold ... read more CD

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Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends (expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1965. Used .... $21.99
Sound, space, tone, and color – a tremendous effort from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and a record with a really unique feel! The album features a wonderful group that includes Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Stan Getz on tenor, Gary Burton on vibes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, ... read more CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Bob BrookmeyerDual Role Of Bob Brookmeyer ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $22.99
Bob Brookmeyer's got a dual role here – not just working in two different groups, but also on two different instruments as well! The record's a wonderful early example of the sense of space and timing that instantly made Brookmeyer one of the freshest talents of his generation – ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Bob Brookmeyer/Lalo SchifrinTrombone Jazz Samba/Samba Para Dos ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99 18.98
Pure genius throughout – two great albums on a single CD! Trombone Jazz Samba is an overlooked gem from Bob Brookmeyer – and a set that fits in strongly with the other Verve Records bossa nova albums of the 60s! Bob's the center star on valve trombone, but the record's awash in work ... read more CD

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New Tina BrooksBack To The Tracks (XRCD24 pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used .... $19.99
One of those rare Blue Note sessions from tenorist Tina Brooks – originally recorded for the label in 1960, but never issued at the time – yet easily on a par with their more famous work of the period! Brooks' horn has a nice hard edge here – that sharp-edged modernism you'd hear ... read more CD
(This is an XRCD24 pressing, with higher fidelity and imporved audio quality, penmark through barcode.)

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New Peter BrotzmannF*ck De Boere ... CD
Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1968/1970. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Long overdue reissue of this classic FMP recording by Brotzmann – dedicated to Johnny Dyani, and featuring a group that includes Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove, Paul Rutherford, Willem Breuker, and Brotzmann himself. The track's politics are stated very clearly in the ... read more CD

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Peter BrotzmannLittle Birds Have Fast Hearts No 1 ... CD
FMP (Germany), 1997. Used .... $16.99
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(Out of print.)

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Peter Brotzmann & Han BenninkTotal Music Meeting 1977 ... CD
Bro, 1977. Used .... $18.99
Vintage work from the duo of Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennink – a classic 70s recording that has both players working on a surprising array of instruments! Brotzmann plays piano in addition to reeds (tenor, bass clarinet, alto, and e-flat clarinet) – and his work on the keys is a real ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Peter Brotzmann TrioMayday – 1966 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1966. New Copy .... $7.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Peter Brotzmann – a rare live performance from 1966! Broztmann plays both alto and baritone sax here – already blowing with the intensity of his Machine Gun years, but working in a more stripped down setting – a trio with Peter Kowald on ... read more CD

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Peter Brotzmann/Han BenninkSchwarzwaldfahrt ... CD
FMP/Unheard Music Series, 1977. Used .... $16.99
Genius – and one of Peter Brotzmann's greatest albums from the time! The record features spare duets between him and percussionist Han Bennink – recorded in the Black Forest, in a very nature-oriented setting that often has Bennink playing on rocks, sticks, and whatever else he could ... read more CD

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Peter Brotzmann/Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Michael ZeGuts ... CD
Okka Disk, 2007. Used .... $16.99
A full-on and fierce performance from this all-star group of improvisers – all working together with an intensity that almost matches some of Peter Brotzmann's classics from many years back! The performance features two very long tracks – both recorded live at Chicago's Empty Bottle, a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Peter Brotzmann/Mikolaj Trzaska/Johannes BauerGoosetalks ... CD
Kilogram (Poland), 2008. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
Two powerful reed players and a bold trombonist – coming together here in one hell of a trio performance! The relatively recent set stands with some of Brotzmann's most inventive music from years back – and the legend himself plays tenor, alto, tarogato, and clarinet – alongside ... read more CD

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Peter Brotzmann/William Parker/Hamid DrakeNever Too Late But Always Too Early ... CD
Eremite, 2001. New Copy 2 CDs .... $11.99 29.99
Peter Brotzmann blows beautifully here – in a set that's dedicated to bassist Peter Kowald, and which features some especially great work from William Parker in the group! Brotzmann's got some soulful tones right at the start – almost an exotic quality in his reeds that spins out ... read more CD

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New Peter Brotzmann/William Parker/Hamid DrakeNever Too Late But Always Too Early ... CD
Eremite, 2001. Used 2CD .... Just Sold Out!
Peter Brotzmann blows beautifully here – in a set that's dedicated to bassist Peter Kowald, and which features some especially great work from William Parker in the group! Brotzmann's got some soulful tones right at the start – almost an exotic quality in his reeds that spins out ... read more CD
Also available Never Too Late But Always Too Early ... CD 11.99

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New Ari BrownGroove Awakening ... CD
Delmark, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
The great Ari Brown, in wonderful form – hardly a player who needs any awakening at all, since he's been working strongly on the Chicago scene since the 70s! Ari's done famous work with his group The Awakening, Ramsey Lewis, and other bigger names – but we've really grown to love his ... read more CD

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown With Strings (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1955. Used .... $16.99
A classic "with strings" session from Clifford Brown – nearly as well-done and perfect as some of Charlie Parker's sides for Verve, handled here with perhaps a slightly sweeter touch, as Neal Hefti's the man on arrangements. The core group's the Brown/Roach combo, augmented by a ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Clifford BrownDefinitive Clifford Brown ... CD
Verve, 1953/1954. Used .... $5.99
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(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Clifford BrownEmarcy Master Takes (4CD set) ... CD
EmArcy/Hip-O Select, Mid 50s. Used 4 CDs .... $43.99
The fluid trumpet of Clifford Brown – presented in a sparkling batch of master takes recorded for Emarcy Records in the 1950s! Brownie only made the scene a few short years, before his untimely early death – but while at Emarcy, he cut some truly revelatory music, the sort of trumpet-ba ... read more CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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Clifford Brown with Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan,Emarcy Master Takes Vol 2 – The Singers Sessions (3CD set) ... CD
EmArcy/Hip-O Select, Mid 50s. New Copy 3 CDs .... $34.99 59.98
A beautiful package of work from trumpeter Clifford Brown – his complete Emarcy master takes for work with three key singers in the 50s – Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington! Brown's trumpet has a fluid, soulful style that's easily one of the most modern of the time ... read more CD

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John BrownQuiet Time ... CD
Brown Boulevard, 2012. Used .... $8.99
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Ray BrownBass Face ... CD
Telarc, 1993. Used .... $7.99
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Ray BrownRay Brown With The All-Star Big Band/Ray Brown & Milt Jackson ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962/1965. New Copy .... $13.99 18.98
Two great ones as a leader from bassist Ray Brown – back to back on a single CD! All Star Big Band is a standout session from Brown – one of a few 60s big band sessions recorded for Verve, featuring some searing solo work from Cannonball Adderley! Brown's name as a leader is possibly ... read more CD

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Tom BrowneRockin Radio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1983. New Copy .... $13.99
A classic killer from trumpeter Tom Browne – a smoking set that still has all the jazz funk touches of his earlier records, yet which also picks up a bit of an electro vibe as well! The move here is a bit like that taken by some of Browne's labelmates on GRP at the time – particularly ... read more CD

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Tom BrowneYours Truly ... CD
GRP/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy .... $18.99
A sweet bit of electric funky jazz from Tom Browne – a bit tighter and with more of an 80s groove than some of his earlier work, but still pretty darn nice! Tom's always great – blowing over the top in spare, but well-placed trumpet solos – and the backing on the album shifts ... read more CD
Also available Yours Truly ... LP 1.99

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New Dave BrubeckAngel Eyes ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
Beautiful later work by the Dave Brubeck Quartet – an overlooked gem from their 60s Columbia sessions, and an album that features interpretations of tunes written by the great Matt Dennis! Dennis had a way with a tune that often put dark corners in the back of lovely melodies – and ... read more CD

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New Dave BrubeckAnything Goes – The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Dave and the quartet pay tribute to the songwriting genius of Cole Porter – working with familiar older tunes, but nicely unlocking them with a strong sense of Brubeck modernism! Things start out slow, but get extremely playful as the set goes on – with fresh timings and phrasings that ... read more CD

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New Dave BrubeckBossa Nova USA ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
Way more than just a gimmicky bossa nova session – and a surprisingly great showcase for the inventive rhythms of the Brubeck group, and the sensitive alto work of Paul Desmond! The record's got a really different feel than some of Dave's other work for Columbia – in that the modernism ... read more CD

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New Dave BrubeckColumbia Years – Time Out/Time Further Out/Riddle/Gone With The Wind/Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein (5 CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Not Now (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 5 CDs .... $11.99
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New Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Quartet Plays Music From West Side Story And . . . ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used .... $4.99
An 80s collection of classic work by Dave's group with Paul Desmond – featuring 5 tunes from West Side Story, inlcuding "Tonight", "Somewhere", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty", plus others from shows and standards. The group, as usual, really opens up the ... read more CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Dave BrubeckFor All Time (Time Out/Time Further Out/Time In/Countdown/Time Changes) (5CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 5CDs .... $24.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of New York ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used .... $4.99
New York's a mighty big place, but it's got a nicely intimate feel in this 60s set from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – one of the combo's overlooked gems from their years on Columbia! The music is all from the TV show Mr Broadway, but there's hardly a showtune feel to the set – and instead ... read more CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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New Dave BrubeckMy Favorite Things ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
There's plenty of favorite things going on here – the alto of Paul Desmond, piano of Dave Brubeck, bass of Gene Wright, and drums of Joe Morello – that perfect Dave Brubeck Quartet, captured here at the height of their powers! The set's got no gimmicks, no special settings, but the ... read more CD

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Dave BrubeckTime Further Out (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used .... $4.99
Like Dave Brubeck's legendary Time Out set? Try this one – a great record that takes off from the concept of the first, but which goes in some very fresh new directions – using the same great group with Paul Desmond on alto, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums! Dave's ... read more CD

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Dave BrubeckTime Out ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used .... $4.99
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty ... read more CD

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Bill BrufordSummerfold Collection 1987 to 2008 ... CD
Summerfold, Late 80s/1990s/2000s. Used 2CD .... $11.99
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Uschi Bruning/Ernst-Ludwig PetrowskyKontraste ... CD
Amiga (Germany), 1987. New Copy .... $11.99
Experimental vocals and offbeat reed sounds – a really great pairing of singer Uschi Bruning and reedman Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky! We know Ernst-Ludwig and Uschi from a range of other projects, but they really sound different here together – especially because Petrowsky's reeds are often ... read more CD

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Ray BryantAlone With The Blues ... CD
New Jazz/Prestige (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $22.99
A very striking album – one of Ray Bryant's most noteworthy of the time! The album features Ray playing solo piano – quite unusual for the period, as most piano jazz records, especially his, were at least cut in a trio format – with additional bass and drums. Yet the approach ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Ray BryantLittle Susie ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Hard-hitting trio work from Ray – one of his early albums for Columbia, and the record that gave him a surprisingly big hit! "Little Susie" is one of those early 60s soul jazz standards, the kind of catchy tune that got played all over the place on radio, and which forever put the ... read more CD

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Ray BryantLonesome Traveler ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $13.99
An excellent example of the massive groove that Ray Bryant set up during his 60s years at Cadet – a simple soul jazz trio style, but augmented with dual horn backing – which makes for a tightly stepping sound that's all-soulful, all the way! Bryant's left hand is nice and hard on the ... read more CD

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Ray BryantRay Bryant Trio (Epic) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
The first full album from the great Ray Bryant – recorded shortly after his famous Epic Records session with Betty Carter! The album's got Ray grooving in a hard early soul jazz mode – working in a trio with either Kenny Clarke or Osie Johnson on drums, and Wyatt Reuther on bass – ... read more CD

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Ray BryantRay Bryant Trio (Prestige) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $22.99
A great early trio session from Ray Bryant – the kind of record that instantly shows why he caught such fire on the scene! There's a simplicity here that's almost invisible – a command of the keys that's strong, but not nearly as show-offy as some of Bryant's contemporaries. And given ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing)

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Ray Bryant TrioCon Alma ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $22.99
Pure genius from Ray Bryant – the kind of a record that few other players could ever hope to cut, and a fantastic demonstration of Ray's extremely soulful approach to the trio format! Bryant's working here with Bill Lee on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – in a triple-burning setting ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD.)

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Bucher, Sommer, Friedli, AebyWhere Is Now ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2013. Used .... $2.99
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Milt BucknerNew World Of Milt Buckner ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1962/1963. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the coolest albums ever from organist Milt Buckner – a set that not only features his own great work on Hammond, but also some excellent vibes from Gene Redd! This isn't the Redd that was a member of Kool & The Gang, but his pops – and Gene works with Buckner here on ... read more CD

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Dewa BudjanaJoged Kahyangan ... CD
Moonjune, 2013. Used .... $2.99
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Bujazzo25 – Next Generation/At The Jazz Band Ball ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2013. Used 2CD .... $6.99
CD 1 is conducted by Niels Klein and CD 2 by Jiggs Whigham. CD

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Markus BurgerUltreya ... CD
Alex Merck (Netherlands), 2002. Used .... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ellen Burr & Michael UnruhWhere Am I From, Where Am I Going ... CD
pfMentum, 2013. Used .... $7.99
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(Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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Kenny BurrellSpecial Requests – Live At Catalina's ... CD
High Note, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 16.99
A sweet little live set from the legendary Kenny Burrell – one that not only captures his still-great sounds on guitar, but which also features some Kenny's own words introducing the tunes! The format here is very up-close and personal – specially-selected songs that Burrell plays ... read more CD

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Kenny BurrellTender Gender ... CD
Cadet/Passion (UK), 1966. New Copy .... $16.99
Straight, strong, and soulful sounds from guitarist Kenny Burrell – quite possibly one of his best albums of the 60s, thanks to a really well-focused sound throughout! The groove here is nice and tight – a cooking little rhythm section that features Richard Wyands on piano, Martin ... read more CD

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Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington Jr.Togethering (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1985. New Copy .... $22.99
Grover Washington Jr on Blue Note – but sounding really great here in the company of guitarist Kenny Burrell – very much back to the more basic reed work of his roots, and away from some of the smoother settings of his bigger dates from a few years before! Kenny's well-crafted guitar ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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New Gary BurtonLive In Tokyo ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
A wonderful live set from Gary Burton – originally issued only in Japan, but a wonderful record that stands strongly with Gary's classic early 70s work for Atlantic and ECM Records! The group's a quartet – and has Gary's vibes alongside warm guitar lines from Sam Brown – a player ... read more CD

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Gary BurtonSeven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
A really wonderful setting for the vibes of Gary Burton – a special ECM session that pairs his quartet with larger orchestral backdrops – all conducted by Michael Gibbs, who also wrote the music for the date! Gibbs had already risen to fame by the time of this record – thanks to ... read more CD
Also available Seven Songs For Quartet & Chamber Orchestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Gary Burton & Stephane GrappelliParis Encounter ... CD
Atlantic (Germany), 1969. Used .... $11.99
Quite a surprising pairing of talents – and a set that shows that at in the right settings, Stephane Grappelli's still got plenty of modern moments! The core group is really that of vibist Gary Burton – with Steve Swallow on electric bass and Bill Goodwin on drums – both players ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John Butcher & Paal Nilssen-LoveConcentric ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2006. Used .... $9.99
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John Butcher with Toshimaru NakamuraCavern With Nightlife ... CD
Weight Of Wax (UK), 2002. Used .... $18.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jaki ByardSolo/Strings – Jaki Byard With Strings/Solo Piano ... CD
Prestige, 1968/1969. New Copy .... $4.99 18.98
Two rare albums from one of the greatest modern pianists ever! Jaki Byard With Strings is a wonderful album – and nothing like any other "with strings" album you've ever heard! Sure, the set does have some stringed instruments in the group – but it's a small combo session ... read more CD
(Please note that the CD omits one track from the Solo Piano album, due to space restrictions. European pressing.)

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Don ByasChronogical Don Byas 1945 ... CD
Classics (France), 1945. Used .... $18.99
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(Out of print.)

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Charlie ByrdBossa Nova Pelos Passaros (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), Early 60s. Used .... $6.99
Guitarist Charlie Byrd was one of the first American players to record bossa nova tunes – but although his work with Stan Getz has always been well-documented, some of the titles under his own name can be quite hard to come by. This is one of the best ones that Charlie cut on his own – ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Vols 1 & 2 (RVG Remaster Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used 2CD .... $19.99
Simply one of the greatest Donald Byrd albums ever! This crackling live set, originally released as two separate albums, is perhaps one of the best realizations ever of the tight soul jazz sound put forth by the group that included Byrd, Pepper Adams, and Duke Pearson – and the whole thing's ... read more CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Donald ByrdBest Of Donald Byrd ... CD
Blue Note, Early 70s. Used .... $4.99
Titles include "Change", "Think Twice", "Lanasana's Priestess", "Street Lady", "Dominoes", "Wind Parade", "Flight Time", "You & Music", and "Places & Spaces". Lots of Mizell grooves! CD

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Donald ByrdCreeper (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967/1981. New Copy .... $15.99
A rock-solid set from Donald Byrd and a great group of players – a record that's got the same sharp edges and dark undercurrents of late 60s classics like Black Jack, Mustang, and Slow Drag! As with those gems, this album's got Donald really experimenting a bit more – especially with ... read more CD
Also available Creeper ... LP 9.99

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Donald ByrdFancy Free ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the coolest, grooviest 60s albums from trumpeter Donald Byrd – one that has him really reaching out for a hip new sound, but in ways that are different than most of his other material at the time! Key on the date is the placement of electric piano from Duke Pearson – played in ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Donald ByrdMustang! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
One of Donald Byrd's most fantastic records for Blue Note – and one of three gems that he recorded with the great Sonny Red on alto sax! Byrd and Red work magnificently together – and the two of them play with a tightness and funkiness that's missing from a lot of their other records ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing!)

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Donald ByrdStepping Into Tomorrow ... CD
Blue Note, 1975. New Copy .... $8.99 9.98
An essential bit of jazz funk from Donald Byrd and Larry Mizell! The groove's very similar to the classic Places & Spaces, and the record's got loads of cool spacey tracks with hot funky trumpet from Donald, and cool waves of synth and sound from Larry. The title cut's a great groover, and ... read more CD
Also available Stepping Into Tomorrow ... LP 16.99

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Donald ByrdStreet Lady ... CD
Blue Note, 1973. New Copy .... $8.99 9.98
A landmark album by Donald Byrd – the first one where he really started to click with jazz-funk producer Larry Mizell! Mizell and Byrd had worked together previously on the Black Byrd album – a soaring bit of futuristic jazz funk that took Byrd's career to a whole new level – but ... read more CD
Also available Street Lady ... LP 9.99

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Donald Byrd & Barney WilenJazz In Camera ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. New Copy .... $24.99
An unreleased treasure from the European scene of the late 50s – material recorded for a soundtrack, and a rare meeting of American trumpeter Donald Byrd and French tenor giant Barney Wilen! Neither the film nor the music were ever issued at the time – and this archival project finally ... read more CD

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Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceJazz Lab (Columbia) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy .... $13.99
Wonderful work from the team of Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce! Byrd is at his youthful best here – blowing with a soulful imagination that's surprising, given his young age, and honed to a modern edge by the arrangements of Gryce. Conversely, Gryce's tone on the alto is fantastic – less ... read more CD
Also available Jazz Lab (Columbia) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 13.99

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Donald Byrd & Walter Davis JrByrd In Hand/Davis Cup ... CD
Poll Winners Records (Spain), 1959. Used .... $13.99
Byrd In Hand, one of the best of Donald Byrd's early Blue Note albums – a sparkling set of hardbop tunes with a really souful edge! The album's one of a few that feature Byrd working with baritonist Pepper Adams – a frequent partner on his best recording dates of the late 50s, of which ... read more CD

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George CablesIcons & Influences ... CD
High Note, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
One of the best albums we've heard in years from the mighty George Cables – a set that's based around jazz icons and inspirations for Cables' music – but one that's also still quite strongly in his own voice all the way through! The trio is very well-balanced – with excellent ... read more CD

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Will CalhounLife In This World ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 14.99
Drummer Will Calhoun's got a rich array of styles on this well-crafted set – differing modes and differing phrasing for each different track – thanks to an array of top-shelf guest players on the date! Will's work on drums is at the core of each selection – often bold, but never ... read more CD

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Conte CandoliSincerely, Conti ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the tightest, sharpest sessions ever from trumpeter Conte Candoli – an early date done for Bethlehem Records, with a quartet setting that gives Conte plenty of room to cook! The solos are bold and fierce right from the start – with an energy that goes beyond even Candoli's work ... read more CD

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Candy Shop BoysSugar Foot Stomp ... CD
Candy Shop Boys, 2013. Used .... $6.99
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(Penmark through barcode.)

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New Doug CarnAdams Apple ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99 18.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – ... read more CD

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New Doug CarnInfant Eyes ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99 18.99
An undisputed 70s soul jazz classic – and arguably the best album that Doug Carn ever cut for the Black Jazz label! The set is a masterpiece of spiritual jazz – with Carn on keyboards setting up the groove, and wife Jean singing some incredible vocals – very different than her ... read more CD
(Remastered with updated artwork and new liner notes.)
Also available Infant Eyes ... LP 9.99

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Benny CarterSwingin' The 20s (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1958. Used .... $19.99
Benny Carter swings material from the 20s – but the results are a lot better than you might expect! We'll be honest in saying that the cover and theme of this one always made us figure the record was some sort of "old timey" affair – but Benny's surprisingly cool on the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordFlight For Four (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/International Phonograph, 1969. New Copy Gatefold .... $18.99 22.98
Spectacular work from one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time – the legendary John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet – quite possibly the hippest thing going in the LA scene of the late 60s! The group includes Carter on alto and tenor, Bradford on trumpet – working together ... read more CD
(Great LP-styled gatefold cover – just like the rare original album!)
 
 



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