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Abdullah/Brown/Bang/Sirone/Hopkins/CyrilleGroup – Live ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1986. New Copy .... $18.99
Vintage work from this overlooked group from the New York scene of the 80s – an all-star lineup that features Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto sax, Billy Bang on violin, Sirone and Fred Hopkins on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums! The tracks are long, and there's a loose, ... read more CD
Also available Group – Live ... LP 28.99

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Kaoru AbeLast Date ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $18.99 24.99
The very last live recording from this overlooked Japanese musical genius of the 70s – and a performance that in an of itself would be enough to make Abe the stuff of legend! The record features three long tracks – one a 30 minute alto sax improvisation, with these sharp notes learned ... read more CD

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New Joshua Abrams QuartetUnknown Known ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2013. New Copy .... $15.99
A beautiful date from bassist Josh Abrams – a player who's lent his soulful talents to so many great Chicago sessions over the past decade or two – really coming into his own as a leader! Josh has this deeply spiritual approach to his instrument – a style that, back when he first ... read more CD

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Muhal Richard AbramsLevels & Degrees Of Light ... CD
Delmark, 1967. New Copy .... $8.99 12.99
Although recorded early in the career of Muhal Richard Abrams, this brilliant LP shows the pianist/composer turning away from the stock jazz and studio work of earlier years – to develop into one of the richest talents to rise from the Chicago avant underground of the 60s! At the time of the ... read more CD

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George AdamsNightingale (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy .... $22.99
Beautiful work from reedman George Adams – a set that has him blowing some great tenor, plus a bit of flute and soprano sax too – on a set of laidback tracks served up with a great quartet! George's horn is definitely the star attraction here – but the combo's got just the right ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Pepper AdamsLive In Europe (with bonus track) ... CD
Impro (France), 1977. New Copy .... $14.99 16.99
A really great setting for Pepper Adams – a rare European live date that has his baritone sax matched with the mighty talents of the George Arvanitas trio! Arvanitas' piano is always great, but we especially love the rhythm work here by bassist Jacky Samson and drummer Charles Saudrais ... read more CD

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Pepper AdamsPepper Adams Quintet ... CD
Mode/VSOP, 1957. New Copy .... $10.99 11.99
An obscure late 50s gem from Pepper – a stripped-down quartet session that has him blowing in a very open-ended mode – quite a difference from some of his more tightly arranged sets! The feel's a bit like Pepper's work with Donald Byrd, but even more openly swinging – played by a ... read more CD

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New Jason AdasiewiczSpacer ... CD
Delmark, 2011. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
One of the most amazing players to ever pick up the vibes – an artist with the sort of boundless creativity that Walt Dickerson and Bobby Hutcherson brought to the instrument in the 60s! Jason Adasiewicz has an amazing ear for both sound and music – and manages to balance the two ... read more CD
Also available Spacer ... LP 11.99

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New Jason AdasiewiczSunrooms ... CD
Delmark, 2010. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
Quite possibly the freshest vibist we've heard in years – a player whose records are always exploding with amazing sounds on his instrument – and the kind of intensity we'd reserve for a rare few on the vibes – maybe Bobby Hutcherson, Walt Dickerson, or Steve Nelson! Jason ... read more CD
Also available Sunrooms ... CD 7.99

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New Cannonball & Nat AdderleySummer Of 1955 (Bohemia After Dark/Spontaneous Combustion/That's Nat) ... CD
Savoy, 1955. New Copy 2CD .... $8.99 24.98
A triple-header of hardbop albums – a great package that features 3 Savoy Records classics from 1955, with bonus tracks and great notes too! First up is Bohemia After Dark – an excellent hardbop session from the glory days of the Savoy label – easily one of the label's key 50s ... read more CD

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Riverside/Concord, 1962. New Copy .... $4.99 11.98
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPhenix ... CD
Fantasy, 1975. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too ... read more CD
Also available Phenix ... LP 8.99

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Cannonball AdderleySoul Zodiac ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling ... read more CD
Also available Soul Zodiac ... LP 16.99

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Nat AdderleyWork Song ... CD
Riverside, 1960. New Copy .... $3.99 11.98
When it comes to soul jazz, you can't get any more classic than this! The title was one of the biggest jazz hits of the 60s – covered by countless other artists, but presented here in all its original brilliance in a group led by its composer, a young Nat Adderley! At the time of the record ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Rob AgerbeekHome Run ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy .... $9.99
A definite home run from Dutch pianist Rob Agerbeek – a hip set recorded in 1971, and one that's done with a very soulful groove! The group's a quintet, and Rob really sparkles in this setting – pushing the players with a subtle skill that recalls Horace Silver at his Blue Note best ... read more CD

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AirAir (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $28.99
Not the Chicago group of AACM fame, but a completely different Japanese combo from the 70s – a very cool outfit who are equally avant in their approach – and work together in a very spiritual blend of acoustic and electric sounds! The album features one long track, improvised in a very ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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New David AkeBridges ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A really well-titled little record – as the sound here is quite unique, and often has the musicians creating these little bridges between each other's space! David Ake wrote all the tunes, and put them together with this angular, blocky sort of feel – lots of sound shapes at the core, ... read more CD

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Ambrose AkinmusireImagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
The music here is as evocative as the title – almost a mix of contemporary Blue Note modes with older ECM styles – all served up as a perfect showcase for the ever-growing talents of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire! We've really dug the last two records from Ambrose, and this one seems to ... read more CD

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Toshiko AkiyoshiKogun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $22.99
Brilliantly bold work from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – an artist who's really coming into her own for the 70s – stepping out in a big band format that would win her a wide new audience on both sides of the Pacific! The album's one of the first to feature the ensemble co-led with husband ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiToshiko's Piano (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953. New Copy .... $26.99
Tremendous early work from Japanese pianist Toshiko Akioshi – recorded during her initial years in the US, and with a bop-heavy style that makes Toshiko one of the hardest-hitting female players of her generation! The Bud Powell influence is very strong here, but Akioshi's also showing a ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Mats Aleklint QuartetMats Aleklint Quartet ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
A beautifully bold session from trombonist Mats Aleklint – a player we don't know well at all, but who really steps out on this set as a leader for Moserobie Records! The sound is a bit looser than most of the recent work on the label – not entirely free, but nicely without any strong ... read more CD
Also available Mats Aleklint Quartet ... LP 24.99

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Eric AlexanderChicago Fire ... CD
High Note, 2014. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
Not the soundtrack to the popular TV drama of the same name – but a set that returns tenorist Eric Alexander to all the fire he brought to his early years on the Chicago scene! Alexander's set up here with a key range of players from this years – longtime associates Harold Mabern on ... read more CD

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Monty AlexanderSpunky ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Easily one of the best of Monty Alexander's early albums – and a nicely-grooving set of soul jazz numbers with a bouncy, bass-y finish! The core group on most of the set features Paul Humphrey on drums and Victor Gaskin on bass – but a few cuts have some added guitar, used mostly for ... read more CD

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Byron Allen TrioByron Allen Trio (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
ESP, 1965. New Copy .... $10.99 12.99
Beautifully free alto work from Byron Allen – a player who really shines brightly on this rare session for ESP Records – one of the few ever cut under his own name! Allen's got a style that's right up there with the 60s best from Ornette Coleman or Marion Brown – able to move ... read more CD
(Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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Geri AllenGrand River Crossings – Motown & Motor City Inspirations ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 14.98
Way way more than you might guess from an album with Motown in the title – and instead, a set that may well be one of the best we've heard from Geri Allen in years! Yes, the tracks are mostly numbers from the classic years of the famous soul label – but the presentation is quite ... read more CD

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New JD AllenBloom ... CD
Savant, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
JD Allen just gets more and more deft with each new release – able to craft these sharp, angular lines on tenor sax that seem to spill effortlessly out of his horn – yet all with this wonderfully spontaneous quality too! Allen's lead is a great match for the album's piano work from ... read more CD

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JD AllenGrace ... CD
Savant, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
Sharp tenor from the great JD Allen – a very striking set that's filled with all original compositions – work that really shows the way that Allen's grown strongly as both a writer and player in recent years! There's a sense of darkness to the record right from the start – a ... read more CD

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Mose AllisonDown Home Piano ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
An all-instrumental set from Mose Allison – one that drops out his familiar jazz vocals, and really brings a nice focus to his energy on the keys of the piano! Given that Mose really got his start as a sideman in other combos during the 50s, the selection's no surprise – and if you've ... read more CD

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Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $22.99
A rare early Mose Allison album – a mostly-instrumental outing that focuses on Allison's wonderful talents on the piano – already honed by this time through participation in a number of key sessions with other leaders! Side one of the album features the beautiful "Back Country ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing)

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Barry Altschul3Dom Factor ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 19.98
Blistering work from drummer Barry Altschul – working here in the company of bold young tenorist Jon Irabgon, and matching his youthful energy at every step! The set's easily one of the most driven we've heard from Altschul in many years – a trio date that also features the bass of Joe ... read more CD

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Barry AltschulBrahma ... CD
Sackville (Canada), 1980. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
A really sweet trio set from Barry Altschul – and one that lets him stretch out beautifully on a wide range of percussion! In addition to traditional drums, Altschul handles quica, bowed cymbals, waterphone, shakers, bells, cymbals, wood block, and lots more on the record – also ... read more CD

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Barry AltschulFor Stu ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
An album dedicated to the late drummer Stu Martin – and a set that features some very dynamic drum work from longtime friend Barry Altschul! The album has Altschul really hitting some new notes in his music – stepping off with a bit more dynamic energy than some of his other 70s ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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American Jazz QuintetGulf Coast Jazz Vol 1 ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1959. New Copy .... $11.99 14.99
A record with an unassuming group name, title, and cover – but a rare set from the New Orleans scene – and one that offers up early work from Ellis Marsalis, both Alvin and Harold Battiste, and even a young Ed Blackwell too! The record's a rare example of the kind of forward-thinking ... read more CD
(Please note: This is a CD-R pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsJammin With Gene – Hi Fi Jam Session ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $22.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsStranger In Town ... CD
Prestige, 1954/Early 60s/1970. New Copy .... $4.99 11.99
Classic mellow Jug – from a time when Prestige discovered that Gene Ammons would sell equally well to the mellow jazz crowd as to the jukebox jumpers! This set brings together tracks from 3 Gene Ammons 60s albums – 2 of which were best sellers, Velvet Soul and Sock, the last of which, ... read more CD

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99 18.98
The brain trust of soul jazz in the early 60s – led by tenorist Gene Ammons on both albums! Soul Summit Volume one features Ammons and Sonny Stitt on tenor, plus Jack McDuff on Hammond – a definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting ... read more CD

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Louis ArmstrongComplete Okeh & RCA Victor Recordings (10 CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy 10CD .... $54.99 79.98
Billed as "some of the most important jazz recordings ever made" – and for good reason, too! The set brings together all the crucial early Louis Armstrong recordings from the 78rpm era – late 20s/early 30s sides for Okey, Parlophone, RCA, and Odeon – all presented with ... read more CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoJackson In Your House/Message To Our Folks/Reese & The Smooth Ones ... CD
BYG/Snapper (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD .... $17.99 19.98
An incredible package – and one that features three of the most important records ever cut by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! All three albums were recorded at the Saravah Studios in the summer of 1969 – during a time when the Art Ensemble of Chicago were making big waves on the Parisian ... read more CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoNaked ... CD
DIW/Think (Japan), 1986. New Copy .... $14.99 24.99
The start of a beautiful relationship between the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the DIW label – a Japanese imprint who brought the group back to full prominence in the years after they stopped recording for ECM! DIW also let the group really do their own thing, too – almost moving back ... read more CD

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New Dorothy AshbyAfro-Harping ... CD
Cadet/Verve, 1968. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
One of the grooviest records ever – a sublime blend of African percussion, soulful orchestrations, and Dorothy Ashby's amazing electric harp! By the time of this landmark album, Dorothy had been knocking around the jazz world for a number of years, but it wasn't until she hooked up with ... read more CD

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Dorothy AshbyIn A Minor Groove ... CD
New Jazz (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $22.99
A fantastic early album from jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby! Ashby's a unique talent like no other – and despite the fact that she plays a rather sleepy instrument, the harp, she swings with an other-wordly quality that's simply amazing, quite exotic, and very much in the camp of players like ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Harold AshbyHarold Ashby Quartet (aka Presenting Harold Ashby) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Progressive, 1978. New Copy .... $12.99 15.98
An excellent solo date from tenorist Harold Ashby – a musician who first rose to fame in the Duke Ellington Orchestra of the 60s, but who also had a rich history of previous work in both jazz and blues as well! Ashby's got a wonderfully deep tone – very much in the Lester Young school, ... read more CD

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Ehud Asherie with Harry AllenLower East Side ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A great follow-up to the previous collaboration between pianist Ehud Asherie and tenorist Harry Allen – this time titled after a darker corner of downtown New York! As with the other date, this one features no other instrumentation at all – just warmly expressive duets on piano and ... read more CD

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Ehud Asherie with Harry AllenUpper West Side ... CD
Posi tone, 2012. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Nothing too high-toned here, despite the title – as the set's a nicely mellow batch of duets between pianist Ehud Asherie and tenorist Harry Allen – caught in a laidback, open-ended style that's mighty nice! As with some of Allen's best work, there's a strong sense of nostalgia going ... read more CD

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AtomicThere's A Hole In The Mountain ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Maybe the most brilliant work so far from Atomic – and definite proof that this Swedish ensemble just keeps getting better and better with each new recording! Every player in the quintet is a star in his own right – Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor and baritone sax, Magnus Broo on trumpet, ... read more CD

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Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressHere & Now/Keys To The Heart ... CD
Fresh Fruit/Mig (Germany), 1982/1987. New Copy 2 CDs .... $9.99
A pair of albums from Brian Auger – back to back in a single set! Here & Now in obscure 80s groover from keyboardist Auger – one that continues the journey into soulful sounds from his earlier years, but with a feel that's a bit more modern R&B overall! Brian does most of the ... read more CD

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David Axelrod & OthersAxelrod Chronicles ... CD
Fantasy, Early 70s. New Copy .... $3.99 14.98
It's great to see that David Axelrod's finally getting his due – and this reissue of material from Fantasy is one of the first reissues of his work in the US! Most cuts here are much more jazz-based than Axelrod's higher-concept material under his own name for Capitol in the late 60s – ... read more CD
(CD case has a small cutout notch.)

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Albert AylerMy Name Is Albert Ayler ... CD
Debut/Muzak (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... $26.99
A key early album by Albert Ayler – a mindblowing record even all these many years later, and a key introduction of Ayler's music to the rest of the world! The set begins with a compelling spoken introduction from Albert – really taking the time to introduce himself and his new ... read more CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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Albert AylerNew York Eye & Ear Control ... CD
ESP, 1964. New Copy .... $10.99 15.99
Seminal ESP work from Albert Ayler – a unique session done as a soundtrack to a short (and weird!) film from experimental director Michael Snow! The lineup is a bit different than some of Ayler's other ESP albums – and features Don Cherry on trumpet and cornet, John Tchicai on alto, ... read more CD
Also available New York Eye & Ear Control ... LP 18.99

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Albert AylerSpirits Rejoice (remastered edition) ... CD
ESP, 1965. New Copy .... $10.99 15.99
A seminal Albert Ayler session from the 60s – recorded at the legendary Judson Hall with an incredible sound! There's a bold, righteous feel to this record that possibly even tops other Ayler classics for ESP – and the spacious setting makes the notes echo, rebound, and come back ... read more CD

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B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... CD
LC/P-Vine (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $26.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue ... read more CD

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New Jeff BallardTime's Tales ... CD
Okeh, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99
Great sounds from percussionist Jeff Ballard – a nicely loose trio session that features loads of great work from Lionel Loueke on guitar and Miguel Zenon on alto sax! The record's got a style that's a bit more open and organic than some of Loueke's own recordings – and provided a very ... read more CD

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Ballister (Nilssen-Love/Rempis/Lonberg-Holm)Mechanisms (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2012. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
A heady trio performance from Chicago – recorded live at The Hideout with a really wonderful sound! Chi avant players Dave Rempis and Fred Lonberg-Holm are joined by the heavy drums of Paal Nilssen-Love – and together create a sense of energy that really goes beyond the expected – ... read more CD

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Billy BangDa Bang ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
One of the last sessions ever recorded by the legendary Billy Bang – but a set that still bristles with all the intensity that first made us fall in love with his music! If anything, the album's almost a back-to-basics effort for Billy – served up with the kind of soulful, searching ... read more CD

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Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band/Punch Miller's BunchJazz At Preservation Hall 3 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $14.99
A real cooker in the Atlantic Records' 60s series from Preservation Hall – a record that definitely keeps up the groove throughout! Side one features work by the combo of drummer Paul Barbarin – a lively player with a romping approach to rhythm – one that perfectly suits the trad ... read more CD

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Gato BarbieriFenix ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy .... $11.99
One of Gato's best! The record's neither too out, nor too poppy – and it has Barbieri playing with that incredible raspy tone – and working over modal grooves laid down by a hip group that includes Lonnie Liston Smith on acoustic and electric pianos, Ron Carter on bass, Lennie White on ... read more CD

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Gato BarbieriGato Para Los Amigos/Que Pasa/Che Corazon ... CD
BGO (UK), 1983/1997/1999. New Copy 3 CDs .... $19.99
Overlooked later genius from Gato Barbieri – a trio of albums served up in one nicely priced package! Gato Para Los Amigos is some of Barbieri's best work of the 80s – an excellent live set from 1981 that's kind of a return to the drawn-out intensity of his years at Impulse! The group' ... read more CD

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Gato BarbieriThird World ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the hippest albums Gato Barbieri ever cut – and a key link between his late 60s avant work with Don Cherry, and his Latin-tinged albums of the 70s! The album features Barbieri working with a New York group of avant players – including Beaver Harris on drums, Roswell Rudd on ... read more CD

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New Kenny Barron & Buster WilliamsTwo As One ... CD
Red (Italy), 1986. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
A wonderful little date from pianist Kenny Barron – one that has him working in drumless duo mode, with only the bass of Buster Williams for accompaniment! The tunes are often quite long, and it's beautiful to hear the way Kenny stretches out on the keys – buoyed up warmly by Williams' ... read more CD

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Bruce BarthDaybreak ... CD
Savant, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
Sparkling piano from Bruce Barth – set up nicely in a group that also features Steve Nelson on vibes and Terell Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn! Both players bring in some darker edges that round out the sound nicely – mixing with Barth's lyrical lines on keys, which dance magically ... read more CD

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Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... CD
Epic (Japan), Late 30s/1955. New Copy .... $13.99
A beautiful mid 50s issue of some of the classic material that Lester Young recorded with Count Basie during the late 30s – all nicely packaged with a great cover, and annotated in a way that offers a lot more information than the original release of the material on 78rpm discs! These are ... read more CD

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Jon Batiste & Stay HumanSocial Music ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $12.99 13.98
A really unique album from pianist Jon Batiste – a set that's straight jazz at some points, a bit Crescent City at others, but always with a feel that's very individual – and one of the freshest new styles we've heard in years! Jon's instrumental tracks are wonderful – full of ... read more CD

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New Bayete (Todd Cochran)Worlds Around The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/Omnivore, 1972. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
One of the most spiritual sessions recorded by Prestige Records in the 70s – an ultra-hip record from keyboardist Bayete Todd Cochran – with a vibe that's somewhere between music on the Black Jazz and Strata East label! Bayete plays Fender Rhodes and clavinet on the set – and ... read more CD

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Max BennettMax Bennett ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
Bassist Max Bennett displays a wonderful ear for unique phrasing and compelling small combo leadership on this set – working with a group that includes Carl Fontana on trombone, Charlie Mariano on alto, Nick Travis on trumpet, and Mel Lewis on drums! The style is a bit in the east coast ... read more CD

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New George BensonBreezin ... CD
Warner, 1976. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A super huge hit for George – the record that took him from being a funky jazz guitarist into an R&B superstar! The album features George playing and singing over arrangements by Claus Ogerman – some of Ogerman's best of the 70s, ones that mix together his trademark pillow of sound ... read more CD

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New Jerry BergonziIntersecting Lines ... CD
Savant, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
The title's a great one for this album – not just because tenorist Jerry Bergonzi always seems to have this forward-thinking, linear quality about his work – but also because his talents here intersect strongly with the alto sax of Dick Oatts! The pair really create some magic here ... read more CD

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Bunny BeriganTake It Bunny ... CD
Epic (Japan), Mid 30s/1955. New Copy .... $13.99
Classic 30s work from trumpeter Bunny Berigan – served up here in a great 50s LP package that showcases his talents on the horn! There's a warmth and raspy charm to these sides that instantly shows why Berigan was a standout player at the time – an artist who could hit the hard notes ... read more CD

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New Will BernardJust Like Downtown ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
The Posi-tone label is turning out to be one of the best sources for old school Hammond sessions these days – and this sweet set from guitarist Will Bernard is great proof of that fact! Bernard plays with a tight sense of line and color that really takes us back to some of our favorites from ... read more CD

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New Bernstein/Goldings/StewartLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2011. New Copy .... $11.99 14.99
A trio of modern talents, working beautifully together on a set of extended live tracks! The group features guitar from Peter Bernstein, Hammond from Larry Goldings, and drums from Bill Stewart – coming together in ways that remind us of the hipper side of 60s organ combos – those ... read more CD

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New Peter BernsteinLive At Smalls – Solo Guitar ... CD
Smalls Live, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
Sublime solo guitar from Peter Bernstein – an artist who's already had a group outing in the Smalls Live series, but who sounds completely different here on his own! Bernstein's always got these chromatic qualities that make his work with other players so wonderful – and that aspect of ... read more CD

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Jacques BerrocalParalleles ... CD
Alga Marghen (Italy), 1976. New Copy .... $19.99
A really compelling mixture of free jazz and other avant elements – a record beyond compare from trombonist and trumpeter Jacques Berrocal, put together with all the freedoms of the French scene of the 70s! Each track has a slightly different lineup, and a slightly different flavor – ... read more CD

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Chu BerryChu ... CD
Epic (Japan), Mid 30s/1955. New Copy .... $13.99
30s tenor sides from Chu Berry – packaged here in a nice 50s LP that mostly features work done with the Stompy Stevedores combo, but also includes sessions Chu cut with the bands of Cab Calloway and Teddy Wilson! The Berry style at this point is warm, but soulful – arcing out with some ... read more CD

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New Gary BiasEast 101 ... CD
Nimbus, 1981. New Copy .... $9.99
A dream of a record from the LA spiritual underground of the 70s – and one of the only records we've ever seen from reedman Gary Bias! The date's got a soulful depth that makes it one of the most compelling albums on the legendary Nimbus label – a rhythmic pulse that's often modal, and ... read more CD

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Ed BickertEd Bickert (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Muzak (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $26.99
A sweet little set from Candian guitarist Ed Bickert – a record that's filled with amazing tones and colors, and which sparkles brightly from the very first note! The date's a trio outing – with Don Thompson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums – but Bickert's playing gives the ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Nat BirchallSacred Dimension ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2011. New Copy .... $9.99
The most fully-formed album from Nat Birchall so far – and one that has him definitely going into another dimension in jazz, thanks to a slightly expanded lineup! The shift here is almost that betweeen the 60s spiritual sounds on Impulse Records, and the label's groundbreaking material in ... read more CD

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Nat BirchallSixth Sense ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 1999. New Copy .... $13.99
The earliest work we've ever heard from tenorist Nat Birchall – a player who's really blown our minds with his recent albums from the UK! This set's from the late 90s, and already has Birchall really finding his voice – a freewheeling approach to tenor that's unlike most of his ... read more CD

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Nat BirchallWorld Without Form ... CD
Sound Soul & Spirit (UK), 2012. New Copy .... $10.99
The deepest album to date from saxophonist Nat Birchall – a set that's steeped in all the spiritual elements of his previous records, yet also stretches forth into rich new dimensions as well! Birchall's reeds have this complexity we've never heard before – soaring, searching in these ... read more CD

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Walter Bishop, Jr.Keeper Of My Soul ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $13.99 18.99
One of Walter Bishop's greatest records – an amazing session that's as funky as it is spiritual – and quite different than most of Bishop's other work! The vibe here is wonderful – as Bish plays a host of keyboards, not just piano – and works in the company of other players ... read more CD

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Ran Blake & Anthony BraxtonMemory Of Vienna ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1988. New Copy .... $19.99
A wonderful pairing of talents – the moody, enigmatic piano of Ran Blake – and the sharp-toned alto of Anthony Braxton! The set's a sublime piano/sax duet to match similar experiments by Mal Waldron and Marion Brown, or Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand – and it's an added plus for ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyGolden Boy ... CD
Colpix/EMI (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... $14.99
An obscure Jazz Messengers session – but a great one! The album is ostensibly a set of jazz versions of tunes from the musical Golden Boy, and the group this time is a larger one than usual – a total of 10 players, led by Blakey – and playing beautifully over arrangements from ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyHoliday For Skins Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note/EMI (UK), 1958. New Copy .... $11.99
The rarest of all of Art Blakey's percussion group projects – and quite possibly the best, too! The session features Blakey at the head of a strong mix of jazz and percussion players – with Art Taylor and Philly Joe Jones on the regular drum kit, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Ray Bryant ... read more CD
(Limited edition Connoisseur CD series.)

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Art BlakeyJazz Messengers Play Lerner & Loewe ... CD
Vik/RCA (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyWitch Doctor (plus bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite albums ever from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – but a set that was unreleased by Blue Note for quite a few years! The set's one of two gems the group recorded in 1961, but which were held back until the end of the 60s – and it features a stellar version of the ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 1 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 2 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 3 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array ... read more CD

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Art Blakey/Georges Arvanitas/JATPJazz In Paris – Jazz Et Cinema Vol 2 – Des Femmes Disparaissent/Les Tricheurs/La Bride Sur Le Cou ... CD
Universal (France), 1958/1961. New Copy .... $9.99 11.99
Three great French jazz soundtracks on one CD! The bulk of the set is taken up with Art Blakey's wornderful score to the film Des Femmes Disparaissent – which features work by Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, and Benny Golson, recorded in Paris in 1958, with a hip swinging hardbop ... read more CD

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Paul BleyComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings Of Paul Bley (Sonor/Tango Palace/Hot/Notes/Mindset/At Sweet Basil/Memoirs/Conversations)(9CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 9 CDs .... $69.99
A wealth of great music from pianist Paul Bley – all of it recorded for the Soul Note label, where Bley really got a chance to explore some ideas that might not have appeared in other venues! Some of the work here follows on the seminal Bley sides for ECM in the 70s – either solo ... read more CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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Blue NotesOgun Collection (5 CD set) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1964/1970s/1980s. New Copy 5CDs .... $55.99
A long-overdue look at one of the most important groups to grace the British jazz scene of the 60s and 70s – the legendary Blue Notes, a group of South African expatriates with an undeniably huge influence on the music of their new homeland! The ensemble featured key players who went onto do ... read more CD

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Hamiet BluiettDangerously Suite ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1981. New Copy .... $12.99 16.98
A deeply soulful album from reedman Hamiet Bluiett – and a record that's got a bit of a different twist, thanks to vocals from Irene Datcher! The album's got a really warm, organic feel – loads of great percussion from Chief Bey, drums from Billy Hart, and bass from Buster Williams ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Hamiet BluiettNali Kola ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1989. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A real standout session from reedman Hamiet Bluiett – a record that's heavy on Afro-centric influences, with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and a rare jazz combo appearance for the time by trumpeter Hugh Masekela! There's kind of an earthy loft jazz sort of feel to the date – ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Arthur BlytheCalling Card ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. New Copy .... $13.99
A great little record from Arthur Blythe – mostly straight ahead, but pretty darn freewheeling too – thanks to a selection of long tracks that really let him open up on alto sax! The setting is a quartet – nicely put-together with John Hicks on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and ... read more CD

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Francy BolandFrancy Boland Playing With The Trio ... CD
Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the few small group recordings ever cut by pianist Francy Boland – and a set that cooks every bit as much as his work with the larger Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The reason for the cooking is clear – Francy's got key rhythmic help from group members Jimmy Woode on bass and ... read more CD
Also available Francy Boland Playing With The Trio (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Stefano Bollini & Hamilton De HolandaO Que Sera ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.98
Beautiful sounds from the duo of Stefano Bollani on piano and Hamilton De Holanda on bandolim – a set that’s heavy on styles borrowed from the Brazilian tradition, but which also features some other elements as well – all wrapped up in a blend that’s warmly lyrical one moment, ... read more CD

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New Ralph BowenStandard Deviation ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Tenorist Ralph Bowen blows some strong magic here – the kind of tone and timing that really transforms the more familiar numbers chosen for the set – so that older standards are turned inside out and opened up as new vehicles for expression – yet all while still managing to swing! ... read more CD

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New Ralph BowenTotal Eclipse ... CD
Posi tone, 2012. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Smoking tenor and organ work here from the team of Ralph Bowen and Jared Gold – two players who find a wonderful space together right from the start! Bowen's tenor has just the sort of sharp tone to match the energy of Gold's Hammond – able to take off right away, yet also stop on a ... read more CD

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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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New David BoykinMicrocosmic Sound Orchestra – Live At The Spareroom ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
One of the most ambitious recordings to date from Chicago improviser David Boykin – a large group performance done in the freely collaborative spirit of older AACM recordings! There's a relaxed, spontaneous vibe here that we really love – as Boykin and other Chicago players work ... read more CD

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New David BoykinVictory Honor & Glory – David Boykin Live In Concert ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2001. New Copy .... $6.99
A raw, live set from Chicago saxophonist David Boykin – but a great little record that really reminds us of a classic 60s session on ESP! Boykin's reeds are wonderful throughout – filled with the depth of soul we might expect from Kalaparusha or Albert Ayler – and set up here in ... read more CD
 
 



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