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Rod Levitt OrchestraInsight ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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+ ... $24.99
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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New 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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New George LewisHomage To Charles Parker ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Used ... $9.99
Heady stuff from trombonist George Lewis – hardly the bebop outing you might expect from the title, and instead a set of complicated work that's heavily in the AACM tradition! Side one features "Blues" – an investigation of older blues harmonics, but done in a very freeform, ... read more CD

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George LewisOh, Didn't He Ramble ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
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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James Brandon LewisDivine Travels ... CD
Okeh, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
A wonderful showcase for the tenor talents of James Brandon Lewis – a player who's just starting out on what will most likely be a rich career – but who's already able here to match his energy with the great William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums! The album's got this loose ... read more CD

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John LewisSensitive Scenery ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked solo work from John Lewis – a lesser-known, Japanese-only session that features the pianist in a relaxed trio setting! The mode here is as spacious as some of Lewis' more contemplative records – still very much wrapped up in that careful sense of tone and timing – but ... read more CD

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John Lewis & The New QuartetSlavic Smile ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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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New Meade Lux Lewis/Jimmy Yancey/Pete JohnsonBarrelhouse Boogie ... LP
Bluebird, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Mel LewisMellifluous (with bonus track) ... CD
Gatemouth/Landmark, 1981. New Copy ... $4.99
A later date from drummer Mel Lewis – and a great reminder that he could still make some wonderful music when away from his big band with Thad Jones! The set's a quintet outing, with a surprisingly fluid feel for rhythm – one that almost has Mel coming across like some of the hip young ... read more CD

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Ramsey LewisBarefoot Sunday Blues ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $7.99
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 LewisIn Crowd ... CD
Entertainers/Sarabandas (Italy), 1992. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ramsey LewisInside Ramsey Lewis ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
An excellent collection of work by Ramsey – featuring his late Cadet sides, often arranged by Charles Stepney, and often featuring some sweeeeet electric piano and a nice touch of funk! The package includes many great numbers – such as "Ode", "Spanish Grease", " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Ramsey LewisLegacy ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
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 CD

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New Ramsey LewisMovie Album ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Jazzy and classy – and one of the first of Ramsey's albums to feature him working with larger arrangements instead of the usual trio. In this case, the whole thing was arranged and conducted by Richard Evans – with a spacey hip sound that's not too far from some of Ramsey's later work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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New Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Chicago ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has light wear, with a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Ramsey LewisStretching Out ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... CD
Columbia, 1974. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
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 CD
Also available
Sun Goddess ... CD 4.99
Sun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used ... $4.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Sun Goddess ... CD 5.99
Sun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess – The Best Of Ramsey Lewis ... CD
Jazz FM (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A nicely done compilation of pivotal work from the great Ramsey Lewis – focusing on his work for Columbia/CBS Records from the 70s and early 80s – and very well chosen at that! Of course the title comes from Ramsey's iconic album of the same name, and this 2CD set features a few tracks ... read more CD

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New Ramsey LewisSun Goddess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
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 CD
Also available
Sun Goddess ... CD 5.99
Sun Goddess ... CD 4.99

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Ramsey Lewis & Nancy WilsonSimple Pleasures ... CD
Narada, 2003. Used ... $6.99
An easy going set of tunes from Ramsey – still going quite strong after all these years, and getting some vocal help from Nancy Wilson on a number of tunes! The format is surprisingly lean, clean, and simple – with most tracks played by a small combo that features Ramsey on acoustic ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioBossa Nova ... LP
Argo, 1962. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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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Vic LewisVic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
A late date for Brit bandleader Vic Lewis – but a great one too, thanks to a strong focus on the bossa nova sounds of the 60s! The mode's a real change for Lewis, who could sometimes be a bit stiff – and the new groove definitely opens things up nicely – as does the album's work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing – and limited to 300 copies!)
Also available Vic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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Vic LewisVic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1963. New Copy ... $29.99
A late date for Brit bandleader Vic Lewis – but a great one too, thanks to a strong focus on the bossa nova sounds of the 60s! The mode's a real change for Lewis, who could sometimes be a bit stiff – and the new groove definitely opens things up nicely – as does the album's work ... read more CD
Also available Vic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (180 gram pressing) ... LP 49.99

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Jerry Libby TrioLive At Wlikins ... LP
Sabrina, Early 60s. Very Good ... $43.99
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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New Dave LiebmanDistance Runner ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2005. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from saxophonist David Liebman – a set of solo numbers that build slowly, with this haunting, soulful sound that we've almost never heard from Liebman this well before! David uses soprano, tenor sax, and wooden flute on the date – and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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David LiebmanFirst Visit ... LP
West 54, 1980. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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David LiebmanPendulum ... LP
Artists House, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Players include Dave Liebman on tenor and soprano sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Richie Beirach on piano, Frank Tusa on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and titles include "Pendulum", "Picadilly Lilly", and "Footprints". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch. Includes the cool booklet.)

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Dave Liebmann & Steve DalachinskyFallout Of Dreams ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the most unusual records we've heard from reedman Dave Liebman in many years – a surprisingly great duet with poet Steve Dalachinsky – who speaks on all tracks while Dave provides instrumentation on soprano sax, tenor, flutes, and even a bit of piano and percussion! The approach ... read more CD

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Helge Lien TrioWhat Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life ... CD
Curling Legs (Norway), 2001. Used ... $9.99
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Lightmen Plus OneEnergy Control Center (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Lightin/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
Cosmic jazzy genius from Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen – the kind of a record that sounds like it should have come out of Detroit or Chicago in the early 70s – and not the Texas scene from which the group hailed! The Lightmen have a vibe that reminds us a lot of The Pharoahs or some ... read more CD

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New Kirk LightseyNights Of Bradley's ... CD
Sunnyside, 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Nils LindbergTrisection ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A brilliant bit of modern jazz from Sweden – surprisingly issued by Capitol in the US, during a period when they were picking up overseas sides from players like Martial Solal and Joe Harriott. Lindberg plays piano, and leads a large group that includes Eje Thelin on trombone, Idrees ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Dimensions in Jazz sticker in one corner, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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New Bjorn Jayson LindhSissel ... LP
CTI/Metronome, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the best albums of funky flute you could ever hope to find! Swedish flute player Jayson Lindh is working here with an excellent small combo – one with very hard drums, tight guitar and keyboards, and even a bit of vibes. The groove is very much in the best mode of the funky flute ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Paul LingleLive At The Jug Club ... CD
Delmark, 1951. Used ... $8.99
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(Punch through barcode.)

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Booker LittleBooker Little & Friend (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death – and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! There's a sharp, angular groove to many of the numbers here – that mix of modern and hardbop that was cresting best in the ... read more CD

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Little Red Big BangLittle Red Big Bang ... CD
Ilk (Denmark), 2012. Used ... $4.99
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Ljudbilden & PilotenOne Hundred Fifty Five ... CD
Nosordo (Norway), 2008. Used ... $9.99
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Charles LloydCanto ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1997. Used ... $6.99
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Charles LloydOf Course Of Course ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Key work by one of the most unique voices in 60s mainstream jazz – reedman Charles Lloyd, heard here on a set that's filled with amazing sounds, tones, and timings! The group here features Gabor Szabo on guitar – Lloyd's previous partner from the Chico Hamilton combo – plus Ron ... read more CD

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New Charles LloydWater Is Wide ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used ... $6.99
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(BMG music club pressing.)

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Francisco Lo VuoloSegment ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy ... $10.99
We first fell in love with the piano of Francisco Lo Vuolo on his albums with reedman Carlos Lastra – especially his chunky yet flowing sensibility – one that's inherently modal, even before any contributions from the bass and drums! The bass here is especially great – handled by ... read more CD

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New Joe LockeState Of Soul ... CD
Sirocco (UK), 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Joe Locke with OrchestraWish Upon A Star ... CD
Motema, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A great setting for the vibes of Joe Locke – set amidst the larger sounds of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra – whose soft flourishes prove to be a perfect backdrop for Joe's rich colors and tones! The format is wonderful – an approach that's hardly done this well with other vibist ... read more CD

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Franz Loffler & Pierre Favre300 Year Old Goodies All Jazzed Up ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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Mariano Loiacono & Paula ShocronWarm Valley ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy ... $16.99
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite ... read more CD

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Danny LongJazz Furlough ... LP
Capitol, Early/Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Rainbow label pressing. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has some wear.)

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Gephart Long QuartetMidnight Gardners ... CD
Birch Tree, 2010. Used ... $6.99
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Wilbert LongmireChampagne ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
A deep glass of champagne from Wilbert Longmire – classy, sophisticated jazz from the end of the 70s – but still served up with plenty of soul, too! Bob James and Jay Chattaway produced – and James plays Fender Rhodes and other keyboards on the set – helping carve out some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Mike LongoAwakening ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Killer electric piano work from the mighty Mike Longo – recorded at a time when he was definitely at the height of his powers! The album sports a rare Mainstream Records appearance from James Moody – who was a frequent partner of Longos on sessions at the time – particularly on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Luis LopesNoise Solo At ZDB Lisbon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Luis Lopes (Portugal), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
Luis Lopes isn't lying with the title of this great little set – as the album uses guitar noise as much as it does musical sound – but in a way that's quite revelatory overall! Lopes plays live here in a solo performance – and often uses feedback tones in this spare and striking ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeff LorberIn The Heat Of The Night ... LP
Arista, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Sweet fusion grooving from Jeff Lorber – going strong here in a tight early 80s mode that combines jazz and R&B with effortless ease! The leadoff title track is a catchy groover, done with lead vocals by Jeff and Maurice Starr – but most of the other tracks on the set are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Jeff LorberJeff Lorber Fusion ... CD
Inner City/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... $29.99
A killer set from keyboardist Jeff Lorber – an artist who really had a lot to offer back here in his early years! Unlike some of Lorber's later albums, which could always be a bit too smooth, this one's got a sharp-edged groove and a stripped-down quartet lineup – a group that mixes ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jeff LorberLift Off ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1985. Used ... $8.99
A really wonderful collection of early work from Jeff Lorber – indie cuts from his years on the Inner City label, brought together here as a single LP! The material is really classic material from the Jeff Lorber group of the late 70s – a sweet fusion set with lots of soulful edges, ... read more CD

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Jeff Lorber FusionGalaxian ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The Jeff Lorber group makes a move into R&B with a few tracks on this set – adding in vocals to their core sweet fusion approach, but in a style that totally makes sense! Lorber's always had a great way with a soulful tune – working with both electric and acoustic keys in a style ... read more CD

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Jeff Lorber FusionWater Sign ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A landmark set of fusion from Jeff Lorber – the major label debut of his group, and the virtual blueprint for a sound that many would try to copy over the years, but never quite match! The style's almost a summation of the CTI/Kudu approaches of the mid 70s – with Lorber setting down a ... read more CD

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Jeff Lorber FusionWizard Island ... CD
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A real classic from Jeff Lorber – the kind of record that crossed-over immediately, and had a huge influence on so many different scenes! The style is smooth sweet fusion – of a sort that Lorber virtually helped invent, and so many others helped to ruin in later years – but here, ... read more CD

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Lost & Wandering Blues & Jazz BandSpreading Rhythm Around ... CD
Harper Street Music, 1997. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Lounge LizardsLounge Lizards ... CD
EG/Caroline, 1981. Used ... $6.99
The first – and still the best – album by this legendary NY downtown jazz combo that featured actor John Lurie, brother Evan, Arto Lindsay, and Anto Fier! The record was a real standout at the time of release – a strange return to the sounds of 50s crime and modern jazz, yet done ... read more CD

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New Lounge LizardsNo Pain For Cakes ... CD
Island, 1987. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jacques LoussierBach To The Future ... LP
Chrysalis, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Frank LoweDecision In Paradise ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Deeply soulful blowing from tenorist Frank Lowe – working here in a wonderfully hip group that includes Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Geri Allen on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Charles Moffett on drums. The date really lives up to the promise you might ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Gene Ludwig & Pat MartinoYoung Guns ... CD
High Note, 1968/1969. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Previously-unreleased material from the 60s – some searing live sets that feature a trio with Pat Martino on guitar and Gene Ludwig on Hammond! Martino was already a well-known player at the time of these dates – with key work from the east coast club scene in organ combos, and a great ... read more CD

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Jimmie LuncefordIn Hi-Fi Featuring Sy Oliver & His Orchestra ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $0.99
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(Cover has masking tape on the seams, a small rip on the spine, and a sticker, with a promo stamp and some marker on the back.)

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Lage Lund FourLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2012. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 14.99
Great tones here from guitarist Lage Lund – a player who works in these rich, chromatic modes that are really beautiful – and strung together here with a nicely gentle swing! The rhythms of the tunes are quite fresh – not what you'd expect for a conventional jazz guitar record ... read more CD

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Curtis LundyAgainst All Odds ... CD
Justin Time, 1999. Used ... $8.99
Incredible stuff – one of our favorite jazz albums of the past decade, and a real treasure that we always find ourselves going back to! This album was only Curtis Lundy's second as a leader – recorded after a 10 year hiatus, and featuring a real return to the brilliance of his early ... read more CD

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Bobby LyleGenie ... CD
Capitol/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A funky fusion classic – and quite possibly Bobby Lyle's most perfectly realized album! The set was Bobby's first full US outing, and it's filled with soaring, riffing keyboards that stretch out into territory explored a few years before by Johnny Hammond and Lonnie Liston Smith! The real ... read more CD

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Benjamin & Stephen LynerdAll Together ... CD
Benjamin & Stephen Lynerd, 2012. Used ... $2.99
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Jimmy Lyons/Oliver Lake/David Murray/Julius HemphiWildflowers 4 – The New York Loft Jazz Sessions ... LP
Douglas, 1977. Sealed ... $16.99
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 LytleDone It Again ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
Very very very groovy stuff by this masterful jazz vibist, recorded with a sort of late 60s swingin' feel – but still very much in the pocket and warm as a summer breeze! Lytle has a pretty remarkable way of playing the vibes with speed and energy, yet the overall feel still has kind of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny LytleLoop/New & Groovy ... CD
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch ... read more CD

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New Johnny LytleNice & Easy ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum Productions pressing.)

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Johnny LytleSoulful Rebel/People & Love ... CD
Milestone/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Two lost smokers from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – back to back on a single CD! The Soulful Rebel is lost early 70s set from Lytle – totally funky, but in a way that's very different than his famous 60s work! The album's got a sweet electric groove that comes not only from Johnny's ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Johnny LytleVillage Caller ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $6.99
A funky vibes classic – and a landmark set from Detroit vibist Johnny Lytle! The set's one of the purest examples of Johnny's great early groove – a tightly stepping version of soul jazz that played big in the clubs at the time, and which has forever made Lytle one of the favorites of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum pressing. Cover has some wear, staining, some seam splitting, and tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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Humphrey LytteltonHumph Plays Standards ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Humphrey Lyttleton's a British bandleader, but he makes a rare appearance here on Bethelehem Records in the US – on a session that was one of the early ones recorded in Landsdowne Studios! The group's a small one, and features some especially great work from Tony Coe on alto and clarinet ... read more CD

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Paul Lytton/Ken Vandermark/Phil WachsmannCINC ... CD
Okka Disk, 2006. Used ... $11.99
A live collaboration between the trio of Paul Lytton, Ken Vandermark, and Phillipp Wachsmann – recorded in a spare and sound-focused manner that recalls some of the Lytton/Wachsmann efforts from years back! At times, the record is especially quiet – letting in just a bit of percussion ... read more CD
(Out of print hand-numbered limited edition of 999.)

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M1, Brian Jackson, & The New Midnight BandEvolutionary Minded – Furthering The Legacy Of Gil Scott-Heron ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Brian Jackson re-ignites the righteous magic he forged back in the 70s with Gil Scott-Heron on a set of legendary albums that we'll treasure forever – but he does so here in a richly collaborative spirit that takes the message and the music even farther than ever! Jackson's keyboards and ... read more CD

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New M131 Human, Too Human ... CD
Blujazz, 2013. Used ... $7.99
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Harold MabernLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 15.99
One of the best Harold Mabern albums we've heard in years – recorded with a trio of familiar partners, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – but in a freewheeling live setting that has the group really stretching out over some long, extended tracks! Mabern's sense of ... read more CD

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Harold MabernRight On Time ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2013. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Bold, soulful work from the great Harold Mabern – and a record that really takes us back to his soaring modal groove of the 60s! Mabern's still got some of the lighter lyricism of more recent years here – but he also seems to pack a bit more punch from a rhythmic tip, too – no ... read more CD

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Harold MabernStraight Street ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1989. Used ... $9.99
A straight street, but a great street – as Harold Mabern returns to full force in this lovely set of trio tracks! The set's one of the best of any of Mabern's early 90s sessions for DIW Records – a very strong outing with Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums – served up ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a sticker.)

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Galt MacDermotGalt MacDermot In Film 1969 – 1973 ... LP
Kilmarnock/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Mad funk from the great Galt MacDermot – a wonderful selection of obscure tunes from some of his best funky soundtracks! Galt's work on Hair has been sampled heavily by a variety of hip hop producers over the years – but even better is his work for less famous soundtracks, a good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Galt MacDermotMore From The Basement – Unreleased Tracks Vol 2 ... LP
Kilmarnock, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
Funky madness from the mind of Galt MacDermot – the second volume of rare work from his deep deep vaults! Galt's best known to most of the world as the man who wrote the music for Hair, but to us beatheads, the best stuff is his rare work – a wealth of incredible drumbreaks, basslines, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Galt MacDermotShapes Of Rhythm ... LP
Kilmarnock, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Nice nice reissue of one of the greatest records to come out of Galt MacDermot's legendary Kilmarnock label! The album's a weird off-kilter batch of jazzy instrumentals, with Galt playing acoustic and electric piano – and with backing by a tight little combo that includes Pretty Purdie on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Galt MacDermotUp From The Basement – Unreleased Tracks Vol 1 ... LP
Kilmarnock, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
The best funky album you could ever find by Galt MacDermot! Unlike some of Galt's other records, which have a few funky tracks and some other ones that aren't as great, this hand-picked collection is funky all the way through – and every cut's a monster! All the work still has that great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Galt MacDermotWoman Is Sweeter ... LP
Kilmarnock, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Reissue pressing of this great Galt MacDermot soundtrack, featuring the totally cool sample for Busta Rhymes' big single last year, laid out in the track "Space". Lots of other cool spare funky ones, and a great record all the way through. Tight grooves, spare electric keyboards with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Galt MacDermot & Angela OrtegaGhetto Suite ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1972. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the coolest records ever issued on Galt MacDermot's legendary Kilmarnock label – a selection of songs and poems by Harlem school children, set to music by Galt, and sung by vocalist Angela Ortega! Given that Galt's handling the music, you can bet that there's plenty of nicely funky ... read more CD

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Galt MacDermot New Pulse Jazz BandAsian Suite ... CD
Kilmarnock, 2005. Used ... $3.99
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Galt MacDermot with Salome BeySalome Bey Sings Songs From Dude ... LP
Kilmarnock, 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
A set of tracks from Galt MacDermot's musical Dude – co-written with Hair lyricist Jerome Ragni, and featuring vocals by Salome Bey (of Andy & The Bey Sisters fame!) Galt did the music, and the group includes him, Bernard Purdie, Cornell Dupree, and has backup vocals by Cissy Houston and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Galt MacDermot/Miguel PineroSun Always Shines For The Cool (voc, inst) ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
A short EP from Galt MacDermot – featuring a rare funky cut from the 70s! "The Sun Always Shines For The Cool" features lyrics by Miguel Pinero – surprisingly poetic, but laid out over a groove that's almost disco in construction – especially on the instrumental take, ... read more CD

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Peter MacDonoughWoo – A Latin Jazz Suite For Soprano Saxophone ... CD
Peter MacDonough, 2010. Used ... $1.99
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Machine Mass feat Dave LiebmanInti ... CD
Moonjune, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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Machito & His OrchestraSoul Source ... LP
Verve, Early 50s/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Late 60's issue of a bunch of great Machito sides recorded by Norman Granz, with excellent soloists like Charlie Parker and Flip Phillips. Tracks include "Mambo", "Cancion", "Jazz", "Rhumba Abierta", "Havana Special", and "Fiesta Time". ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of old tape and one slightly bumped corner.)

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Made To Break (Ken Vandermark)Cherchez La Femme (with bonus download) ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
Sharp improvisations with a decidedly sonic sensibility – music that bridges between free jazz and much more textural moments! The group features Ken Vandermark on reeds – sometimes blowing with forward-moving lines that are plenty bold – sometimes stepping back to merge with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Norio MaedaAlpha Ray (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the best albums we've ever heard from Japanese pianist Norio Maeda – a trio date that really lets him open up – and cook with a lot more fire than on some of his larger-concept albums! The album's got an explosive feel on many numbers – a limber quality that isn't showy at ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Mahavishnu OrchestraVisions Of The Emerald Beyond ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used ... $2.99
Very spacey work from Mahavishnu Orchestra – a set that continues the change in sound explored by the second incarnation of the group – one that's much more spacious than the first! The group here is somewhat large, but often comes off with a good sense of leanness at times – ... read more CD

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Adam MakowiczMoonray ... LP
Novus, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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Raphe Malik QuartetCompanions ... CD
Eremite, 1998. Used ... $11.99
Trumpeter Raphe Malik's got some great companions on this set – a quartet that features Glenn Spearman on tenor sax, William Parker on bass, and Paul Murphy on drums – all musicians who can really step out and soar along with Malik's bold improvisations! The performance hits that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Russell MaloneTriple Play ... CD
Maxjazz, 2010. Used ... $8.99
A very nice little trio set from jazz guitarist Russell Malone – a go-to player for a range of jazz players, but his own records are way too good to overlook – as is this one for the Maxjazz label! Malone produced and arranged the set, which features David Wong on bass and Montez ... read more CD
 
 



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