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Jeremy PeltFace Forward Jeremy ... CD
High Note, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Tremendous work from Jeremy Pelt – a set that continues the bold move forward that he's made with his music in recent years – a great time that seems to have Pelt finding a whole new voice of his own, while also embracing some key inspiration from 70s electric giants like Miles Davis or ... read more CD

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Jacques Pelzer with Barney WilenNever Let Me Go ... CD
Igloo (France), 1990. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Beautiful sounds from French reedman Jacques Pelzer – one of the most soulful talents on his scene next to the great Barney Wilen – who, coincidentally, is also along as a partner for the record! The core of the set features Pelzer with the Open Sky Unit – a combo that features ... read more CD

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New Art Pepper & Conte CandoliMucho Calor ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1958. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
An amazing little set – one that's got a sound we could hardly expect! The album's a unique Latin jazz session that brings together some of the best talents of the west coast scene of the late 50s – one that features arrangements from Bill Holman, Benny Carter, and Art Pepper – ... read more CD

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Ivo Perelman & Gerry HemmingwayApple In The Dark ... CD
Leo (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Well-crafted duets between Ivo Perelman and drummer Gerry Hemmingway – recorded in such a way that Perelman moves from tenor to piano on different tracks, which creates a great range of sounds and feelings! Perelman's sax work is often quite angular, and his piano lines more fluid – ... read more CD

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Houston PersonBroken Windows, Empty Hallways/Sweet Buns & Barbeque ... CD
Prestige, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 18.98
2 sides of sweet electric grooving from Houston Person – records that feature his soulful tenor set in larger arrangements than on his earlier small combo Prestige sessions, in a mode that's a bit like some of the larger jazz sets coming out on CTI and Kudu at the time! Like Stanley ... read more CD
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Houston PersonIsland Episode ... CD
Prestige, 1971/1973. New Copy ... $4.99 11.99
A lost treasure! This set features 9 unreleased tracks recorded by Houston Person during the height of his jazz funk years for Prestige – one track with a group that includes Billy Butler on guitar, Ernie Hayes on organ, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet – the ... read more CD
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Hannibal Marvin PetersonOne With The Wind ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
Hannibal made some mighty wonderful music in the 70s – and he really carries that tradition strongly forward on this overlooked gem from the early 90s! The album's not as boldly righteous as some of Peterson's dates for MPS, but it's still got a hell of a lot of soul – a well-blown ... read more CD

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Oscar PetersonThis Is Oscar Peterson (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), Late 40s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Rare pre-Verve material from the great Oscar Peterson – a host of early tracks recorded for RCA in the 50s! If you think that Peterson only emerged fully-formed in the hands of Norman Granz during the 50s, then think again – because this work really shows a young player already hitting ... read more CD

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Oscar PettifordBasically Duke ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Basically Duke, but a whole lot more too – a beautiful set from Oscar Pettiford, and ostensibly a session of Ellington material – but one that features some great arrangements that really go past the obvious! Tunes are partially penned by Duke, and material is played by a hip octet ... read more CD

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Oscar Pettiford & Vinnie BurkeBass By Pettiford/Burke ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A split album that combines work from 2 different early 10" LPs on Bethlehem – both led by some of the best bassists to record for the label at the time! The first 6 tracks are classic work by Oscar Pettiford – some of his best as a leader, and cut with a hip group that includes ... read more CD

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Sonny PhillipsLegends Of Acid Jazz – Sure 'Nuff/Black On Black! ... CD
Prestige, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $5.99 18.98
Keyboardist Sonny Phillips was one of the lesser-known talents on the Prestige roster of jazz funk greats in the early 70s – and this nice 2-in-1 CD brings together his 2 best albums for the label, both of which feature Phillips on organ, along with giants like Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones on ... read more CD

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Pieces Of A DreamGoodbye Manhattan ... CD
Blue Note/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1995. New Copy ... $8.99
A great return to basics for Pieces Of A Dream – a set that's tightly jazzy, yet still filled with plenty of soul! The style's a great illustration of the smooth jazz roots the group first offered the world – a style that was really coming into its own at the time of this release, but ... read more CD

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Enrico PieranunziDay After The Silence – 1976 Piano Solo ... CD
Edipan/Alfa (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Hard to imagine any silence here, as the piano of Enrico Pieranunzi is wonderfully free-flowing and sonically powerful – even in a solo setting like this! Enrico's command of the keyboard has always been great, but is especially compelling in this early session from the 70s – a record ... read more CD

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Dave PikeBop Head ... CD
Ubiquity, 1998. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Stellar stellar set by this great vibes player! Recorded with the same high quality as all the Ubiquity releases, and a loving tribute to a great player who hasn't had his due in many many years. At first, we thought "big deal, another Dave Pike record. It's new, and it's probably a lot ... read more CD

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Placebo (Marc Moulin)Placebo (1973) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
Seminal sounds from Placebo – one of the hippest electric groups going on the European scene of the early 70s, thanks to some great keyboards and electronics from the legendary Marc Moulin! Placebo's sound here is a unique approach to funky jazz – one that certainly draws from the ... read more CD
Also available Placebo (1973) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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Planet D NonetWe Travel The Spaceways – The Music Of Sun Ra ... CD
Eastlawn, 2011. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A really great tribute to Sun Ra – played by Detroit's Planet D Nonet, with a sound that's quite faithful to the original! The tunes here do a great job of mixing the initial Arkestra style – slightly offbeat and angular – with the later, freer modes the group embraced in the 60s ... read more CD

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Planet D Nonet with Michael RayRays Of The Sun ... CD
Eastlawn, 2014. New Copy ... $10.99
We first learned to dig the Planet D Nonet from their Sun Ra tribute album of a few years back – and this time around they've got Arkestra legend Michael Ray on trumpet with the group, on a whole lineup of famous tunes from the Sun Ra songbook! The approach here echoes the older modes of Ra's ... read more CD

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New Pony Poindexter with Booker ErvinGumbo! (plus unissued bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige, 1963. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stone classic from New Orleans reedman Pony Poindexter – a set that's steeped in tradition, but also has a groovy feel too – and a date that features Pony on both alto and soprano sax! The latter instrument is especially nice, played with echoes of earlier Crescent City modes, but ... read more CD

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Terry PollardTerry Pollard ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few female pianists in 50s jazz – the great Terry Pollard, a player who's usually associated with the Detroit scene, but who works here in a hip west coast setting for Bethlehem Records! The date's got Terry's strong piano in a quintet – with Don Fagerquist on trumpet and ... read more CD

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Bud PowellLive At The Blue Note Cafe Paris 1961 ... CD
ESP, 1961. New Copy ... $9.99 12.99
A greatly expanded version of ESP's classic album of live Bud Powell material – one that adds in an extra batch of long tracks that features Zoot Sims blowing tenor with the trio! The core album here features Powell's piano in that famous Paris trio with Kenny Clarke on drums and Pierre ... read more CD

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New Don PullenRichard's Tune (Solo Piano Album – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sackville/Delmark, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Really wonderful work from Don Pullen – solo material, and some of his most soulful sides of the 70s – done in this long-flowing style that's completely sublime! Pullen's really at his best in this format – working in a way that's very free, but never overindulgent or ... read more CD

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Bernard PurdiePurdie Good! ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Bernard Purdie's first album as a leader for Prestige – cut right after he'd hipped up plenty of other sessions for the label with his famous funky drums! The groove here is very much in the best Prestige jazz funk mode of the early 70s – tightly vamping rhythms that draw heavily from ... read more CD

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Bernard PurdiePurdie Good/Shaft ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $14.99
2 funky classics from the legendary Pretty Purdie! Purdie Good is Bernard Purdie's first album as a leader for Prestige – cut right after he'd hipped up plenty of other sessions for the label with his famous funky drums! The groove here is very much in the best Prestige jazz funk mode of ... read more CD

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Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)Soul Is...Pretty Purdie ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
A wild one! After the straight hard funk of some of his earlier recordings as a leader, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie breaks out here in a compelling album of soul jazz tracks done in a number of styles. The approach is sort of big studio funk – with some cuts that have a harder sound, ... read more CD

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Quartetto Di LuccaQuartetto (LP sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1962. New Copy ... $19.99
A bracingly fresh combination of vibes, piano, bass, and drums – and a real standout set of modern jazz from the Italian postwar years! At first glance, the lineup of the group is relatively conventional – forged with the same instrumentation as the Modern Jazz Quartet or George ... read more CD
Also available Quartetto (with bonus CD) ... LP 26.99

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Paul Quinichette, Buck Clayton, Nat Pierce, et alBasie Reunion ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
The title tells the tale on this one – as the session's a studio meeting of players all associated with Count Basie over the years – captured here in a style that's much more laidback and relaxed than the usual Basie set! The album's got the feel of some of Prestige's best work in the ... read more CD

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New Sun RaAntique Blacks ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard, 1974. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Amazing work from Sun Ra – record that really features a great range of sounds and styles, and a heck of a lot of soul as well! Ra plays some especially nice rocksichord on the set – that freaky, fuzzy keyboard that comes off sounding like a guitar, even though it's played with keys ... read more CD

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Sun RaContinuation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Mindblowing music from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – sounds recorded during the same marathon session that gave the world the records Other Planes Of There, When Sun Comes Out, and When Angels Speak Of Love – but titles that are much more obscure overall! The initial release of the ... read more CD

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Sun RaHorizon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
An amazing live date from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – recorded in Cairo in 1971, with a very transcendent sound overall! Ra and the group are clearly inspired to be working in the shadow of the pyramids – and their music sometimes has Eastern overtones, a bit in the manner of Salah ... read more CD

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New Sun RaLive In Nickelsdorf 1984 (3CD set) ... CD
Trost (Austria), 1984. New Copy 3 CDs ... $32.99
A really wonderful under-discovered performance by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – a complete live set from 1984, presented here with really stunning fidelity! The package is a great antidote to some of the fuzzier Ra live sets on the market – as it's got the care that the Trost label has ... read more CD

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Sun RaMedia Dream (expanded 2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
Incredible work from one of Sun Ra's most enigmatic periods! The album was recorded in Italy in 1978, right around the same time as "Disco 2000" (and not too far off from Languidity) – and it features Ra playing around with lots of cool spacey keyboards, in a spare cosmic style ... read more CD

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Sun RaNidhamu/Dark Myth Equation Visitation ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Sun Ra returns to the motherland – to serve up a host of classic recordings done in Egypt in the early 70s! There's a cool exotic feel to some of the best tracks here – a vibe that's quite similar to the groove Salah Ragab was hitting at the time in Cairo, although probably a bit more ... read more CD

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Sun RaOn Jupiter ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Righteous Ra from the end of the 70s – one of the most soulful albums ever by the Sun Ra Arkestra, and a lost treasure that's got some nice funky moments! The vibe here is very much in the Lanquidity/Disco 3000 mode – an extrapolation of styles best known from the Space Is The Place ... read more CD
Also available On Jupiter ... LP 18.99

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New Sun RaSleeping Beauty ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
One of the most soulful Sun Ra albums ever – very much on the Lanquidity tip, and done with a great mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation! The vibe here is really mellow, spiritual, and warm – and the album actually feels a lot more like a session recorded for the Strata East ... read more CD
Also available Sleeping Beauty ... LP 18.99

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Sun RaSpringtime In Chicago ... CD
Golden Years (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Beautiful rare recordings by the Sun Ra Arkestra – recorded in Chicago in the late 70s, but with a sound that takes us back to their much earlier years on Saturn! The recordings are pulled from the Waitawhile archive of Hartmut Geerken, and they're some of the most intimate, most sensitive ... read more CD

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Sun RaWake Up Angels – Live At The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972/1973/1974 ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99 21.99
Really wonderful work from Sun Ra – a host of recordings cut at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest in the early 70s – always a very welcoming audience for the Arkestra at the time! We're not sure what was in the water, but it always seems like the group really hit their stride at the ... read more CD

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Sun Ra/Salah RagabSun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab In Egypt ... CD
Golden Years (UK), Early 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Really unique recordings from the Sun Ra Arkestra – material recorded in Egypt during the early 70s and early 80s – juxtaposed with sessions from percussionist Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band! The work here has much more of a "jazz meets world" sound than some of Ra's ... read more CD

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Phil Ranelin & Tribe RenaissanceReminiscence – Live ... CD
Wide Hive, Early 2000s. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A great title for this one – given that the music here is right up there with the best Phil Ranelin recordings of the 70s! That likeness is no surprise, though – given that the group here is Phil's Tribe Renaissance ensemble – a lineup of players put together to recreate the ... read more CD

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Jimmy RaneyJimmy Raney Quartet Visits Paris Vol 1 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Sony (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic French session from one of the greatest American jazz guitarists of the 50s – the legendary Jimmy Raney, a player who mixed his hard-edge tone with a magically fluid groove! Jimmy's playing here on some great single-note lines – alongside a set of players that includes Bobby ... read more CD

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Paolo RecchiaThree For Getz ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful blend of alto sax, guitar, and bass – served up at a level that reminds us of some of the Lee Konitz/Billy Bauer collaborations of the 50s – but with a sound that's a bit more soulful overall! Paolo Recchia handles the alto, and Enrico Bracco the guitar – and the only ... read more CD

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Freddie ReddRedd's Blues ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
A real corker from Freddie Redd – and never issued at the time! Despite the fact that Freddie was part of one of the greatest sessions ever on Blue Note – the soundtrack to The Connection, done with Jackie McLean – he rarely got the chance to record more for the label, which is ... read more CD
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Eric ReedBaddest Monk ... CD
Savant, 2012. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Eric Reed's no stranger to the music of Thelonious Monk, but this time around he's got a great approach – a fresh take on these modern classics, served up in soulful ways that definitely fit the "baddest" spirit of the title! There's even more of a rhythmic focus here than in the ... read more CD

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Eric ReedGroovewise ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Groovewise, the record's a great one – one of the strongest in years from pianist Eric Reed – who works here in an open-ended live setting with Seamus Blake on tenor! The album's a great example of the way these Smoke Sessions records can really open up the right sort of artist – ... read more CD

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New Rufus ReidQuiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic ... read more CD

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Tomeka ReidSoundtrack To Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.99
Some of the coolest music we've ever heard from Tomeka Reid – a soundtrack for a film based on the Chicago school of imagist painting in the 60s – nicely scored with music from the windy city itself! Reid composed the different selections on the soundtrack – most of which are ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis Percussion QuartetPhalanx ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99
Two different slices of this powerful group from reedman Dave Rempis – one live performance from Milwaukee, the other from Antwerp – each taking up a CD each! The group gets their percussive name from the dual drums of Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly – players who bring a real ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis, Darren Johnston, Larry OchsSpectral ... CD
Aerophonic, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
Wonderfully complicated reed lines from the team of Dave Rempis on alto and Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino sax – augmented here by trumpeter Darren Johnson, whose instrumental tones are a perfect fit for the record! The style of the set's a bit like some of Ochs' early material with Rova ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, & Arveeayl RaAphelion ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99
A trio of tracks by a tremendous trio – the wonderfully spiritual combo of Dave Rempis on saxes, Avreeayl Ra on percussion, and Joshua Abrams on bass, small harp, and guimbri! Abrams' presence is really felt here – and his growth towards even more soulful styles in recent years seems ... read more CD

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Resolution 88Resolution 88 ... CD
Synthethesia (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A really sweet set from the UK – recorded by a contemporary combo, but with a feel that's right up there with our favorite funky fusion from the 70s! The keyboards really dominate here, but they're nicely balanced against some excellent work on tenor sax – which rounds out the sound ... read more CD

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Eric RevisIn Memory Of Things Yet Seen ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Really beautiful work from bassist Eric Revis – an album of subtle soul and really deep feelings – with a quality that's much more classic than some of the more contemporary material that we usually hear from the Clean Feed label – almost in an older avant space with echoes of ... read more CD

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Jerome RichardsonGoing To The Movies ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $15.99
Wonderful stuff – a rare one from the early 60s that has master reedman Jerome Richardson running through hip versions of hip tracks from hip (and not-so-hip) movies! Includes nice long versions of "Delilah" and "No Problem" (from Les Liasons Dangereuses), plus "Never ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourCaptain's Journey ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that really gets at the mainstream soul influences that bubble through his jazz work! The set features key vocal appearances ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourRit ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! ... read more CD

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Sam RiversCelebration ... CD
Posi tone, 2003. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A freewheeling trio set from reedman Sam Rivers – the kind of hard-burning, open-ended record he does so well! Rivers' energy here is amazing – a fire that hasn't dimmed since the start of the 70s, when he first started letting loose like this – and throughout the course of the ... read more CD
Also available Celebration ... CD 6.99

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New Freddie RoachBrown Sugar ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
Smoking work on Hammond from Freddie Roach – a key player in the Blue Note lineup of the 60s, and a strong link between the label's soul jazz and modern sides! The sound here is a really beautiful one – partly in the organ/tenor mode forged by Baby Face Willette and John Patton in ... read more CD
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Max RoachDrums Unlimited ... CD
Atlantic, 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland ... read more CD

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Max RoachSwiss Radio Days Vol 35 – Recorded Live In Lausanne Part 1 – 1960 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Previously-unissued work by one of our favorite groups ever from drummer Max Roach – a mighty lineup that included Turrentine brothers Stanley on tenor and Tommy on trumpet, plus the great Julius Priester on trombone! The horns are amazing – balanced between the modern impulses of ... read more CD

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New Max Roach & Anthony BraxtonOne In Two/Two In One ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A genius collaboration between Max Roach and Anthony Braxton – a single performance that spans the entire record, and which showcases some of the best work by both players at the time! Roach is a real revelation here – coming off of an already experimental side of 70s sessions, but ... read more CD

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Babs Robert & The Love PlanetBabs Robert & The Love Planet (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Alpha/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
Qui est Babs Robert? Turns out he's a hell of a saxophonist from the Belgian scene at the start of the 70s – an amazingly soulful player who's got just the right sort of spiritual vibe to live up to the image on the cover! Babs plays alto, tenor, and even a bit of electric tenor too – ... read more CD

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Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.98
Powerful sounds from reed player Matana Roberts – the second chapter in her ambitious Coin Coin project, and one that's even more moving than the first! Mantana's got strong ties to the avant scenes in Chicago and New York – but works here in this very unusual style that also embraces ... read more CD
Also available Coin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 18.99

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Oscar RocchiAlchemy In Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Minstrel/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most beautiful records we've ever heard from Italian pianist Oscar Rocchi – a set that still holds onto some of the modern elements of his music, but which also shows a warmly lyrical side as well! That latter quality really comes through strongly in the flute lines of Hugo ... read more CD

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New Jason RoebkeHigh Red Center ... CD
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Maybe the greatest work we've heard so far from Chicago bassist Jason Roebke – a key player on so many sessions for other jazzmen in recent years, but a hell of a visionary leader on his own! Roebke composed all new material for the record – and the set's performed by an octet that's ... read more CD
Also available High Red Center ... CD 5.99

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Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Courts The Count ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Shorty Rogers courts Count Basie – but he does so in a way that's definitely all his own! The material may have Basie roots, but the overall execution is Shorty at his early 50s best – in a way that makes the album one of his strongest for RCA at the time – and that's saying a ... read more CD

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Joe RolandJoe Roland ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet little session with great mellow sound – and one of the few records ever cut by vibist Joe Roland! Once upon a time, we might have said Joe Roland a bit too soft for us – but this 1956 Bethlehem session has him playing in the company of a hip group that includes Freddie Redd on ... read more CD

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Sonny RollinsAfter The Bridge ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Rare work from the RCA years of Sonny Rollins – all recorded during the time of his groundbreaking albums for the label in the early 60s, but never issued until this much later Japanese package! The title is quite apt – as the whole set really shows the development that Rollins brought ... read more CD

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Sonny RollinsRoad Shows Vol 3 ... CD
Okeh, 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99
The continuing exploration of the greatness of Sonny Rollins in a live setting – a format that's really made these Road Shows records more interesting than most of his studio work in recent years! The set features key live performances by Rollins from the past decade or so – all long ... read more CD
Also available Road Shows Vol 3 ... CD 6.99

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New Wallace RoneyMunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Underground grooving from trumpeter Wallace Roney – one of the excellent albums he recorded for the Muse label in the 90s – a wonderfully well-rounded set that's a tremendous tribute to his tone! The group here is every bit as great as Wallace's work in the frontline – Ravi ... read more CD

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Frank RosolinoI Play Trombone ... CD
Bethlehem, 1956. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
One of the best albums ever cut by trombonist Frank Rosolino – an open-ended quartet session that really lets him do his thing! The tracks are long, with plenty of room for solo space, and Frank's working with a really great quartet that includes the legendary Sonny Clark on piano – a ... read more CD

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Jim RotondiBlues For Brother Ray ... CD
Posi tone, 2009. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A tribute to Ray Charles, but played by a hard-swinging, and mighty soulful ensemble – one that features Eric Alexander on tenor and Mike LeDonne on Hammond B-3! Both players really give the album a nice bite – and hearing Alexander next to LeDonnne's organ, we're reminded of Eric's ... read more CD

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Jim RotondiLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic group of well-matched players – one we've heard together often on albums for other labels, but who really find a new sort of energy here in the Smalls Live series! Trumpeter Jim Rotondi's joined here by equal frontmen Eric Alexander on tenor, David Hazeltine on piano and Fender ... read more CD

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Charlie Rouse & Paul QuinichetteChase Is On ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer – and one of the greatest records ever cut on Bethlehem! Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette go head to head in a hard-blown session that's very different than most of the work on Bethlehem – grooving in a free-wheeling "chase" mode, as you might guess from the title ... read more CD

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Mario RuscaReaction ... CD
Dynia World/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from pianist Mario Rusca – a really open, fluid sort of set – and one that features electric bass in the trio, which really gives things a different sort of vibe! Mario plays acoustic piano throughout, but the use of electric bass (played by ... read more CD

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New Patrice RushenBefore The Dawn ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Patrice Rushen's second album – and a very sweet batch of keyboard funk! The record has Patrice working in a groove that's almost like that of Herbie Hancock at the time – using lots of electric piano, clavinet, and synth to craft some mighty fine jazz funk grooves. The group's a ... read more CD

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George RussellJazz Workshop (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
Very hip early work from George Russell – a set that's maybe not as high-concept as some of his later records, but which still has a strikingly modern vibe! Russell's trying out some of his new tonal ideas here – and has a group that's very well-chosen for the project – with Art ... read more CD

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Hal Russell NRG Ensemble with Charles TylerGeneration (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Nessa, 1982. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Mad music from the legendary NRG Ensemble – a key early force in Chicago's avant jazz scene in the 80s, teamed here with the mighty reedman Charles Tyler! The group itself is already heavy on dynamic reeds – with leader Hal Russell on tenor and Chuck Burdelik on tenor, alto, and ... read more CD

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Aaron SachsAaron Sachs Quintette ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Aaron Sachs is best known as a clarinet player, but he also serves up some mighty mean tenor sax on this rare date for Bethlehem – work on the horn that really makes the record a standout! Sachs plays tenor on about half the tracks, and uses the instrument in these cool clipped phrases that ... read more CD

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Akira Sakata/Johan Berthling/Paal Nilssen LoveArashi ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Akira Sakata is a player who's never been known to hold back – but he sounds especially powerful here in the company of Paal Nilssen Love on drums and Johan Berthling on bass – two younger players who seem to inspire Sakata to a sort of frenzied height that we haven't heard this ... read more CD
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Dino SaluzziEl Valle De La Infancia ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Sublime work from Dino Saluzzi – one of the most unique musicians to ever record for ECM, and an artist with a sound that's perfect for the approach of the label! Saluzzi's records always grab our attention – for the way he uses bandoneon in this airy, evocative style – a mode ... read more CD

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Sal SalvadorShades Of Sal Salvador ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful 50s work from guitarist Sal Salvador – a record that features some great work by Phil Woods on alto sax! Given that Sal often recorded in a small combo mode that usually highlighted his guitar in the lead, the presence of Woods is really a nice surprise here – especially ... read more CD

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David SanbornDavid Sanborn Band (aka Promise Me The Moon) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Warm mellow soul from David Sanborn – a surprisingly nice early album, recorded without all the schmaltz of his later work! The style is still quite full and professional, but there's also somehow a more earnest feel to the work – as Sanborn plays with a core group that includes Victor ... read more CD
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Angelica Sanchez & Wadada Leo SmithTwine Forest ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
We always love the trumpet work of Wadada Leo Smith – a player we've been digging since the 70s – but it somehow sounds especially great here in the company of pianist Angelica Sanchez, whose lines on the keys bring out this sense of soulful flow that we haven't heard from Leo in years! ... read more CD

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David SanciousForest Of Feelings (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Pretty darn hard-jamming fusion from multi-instrumentalist David Sancious – who amicably left his gig in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band to follow his ffreewheeling fusion muse – and he's working here with producer Billy Cobham! Sancious riffs way on Hammond organ and Moog, as well ... read more CD

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David SanciousTransformation (The Speed Of Love) ... CD
Epic/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Cosmic fusion from David Sancious – one of his headphone-popping albums for Columbia from the 70s! The record has a really outerspace kind of approach – long tracks that build and layer sound, mostly electric instrumentation, with lots of keyboards, guitars, and percussion. He's again ... read more CD

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Sten Sandell & Paal Nilsson LoveJacana ... CD
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A fierce combination of piano and percussion – the former by Sten Sandell, the latter by Paal Nilsson Love – two very well-matched improvisers! The tracks here are mostly long and dynamic – very freewheeling performances by both musicians, but at a level that really holds strong ... read more CD
Also available Jacana (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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New Pharoah SandersLove In Us All ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A tremendously joyous album from Pharoah Sanders – his last record for Impulse, and a rare thing of beauty! The album only features 2 long tracks, both of them great, and both of them showing Pharoah as more expressive, more imaginative, and more openly soulful than heard on his earlier ... read more CD

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Pharoah SandersSpiritual Blessings – Jazz Club ... CD
Impulse/Jazzclub (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
A wealth of spiritual blessings from the incredible Pharoah Sanders – a saxophonist who learned key lessons from John Coltrane, then really ran with his inspiration after his too-early death! The tracks here are all pulled from Sanders' sublime recordings for Impulse Records – amazing ... read more CD

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Sam SandersMirror Mirror ... CD
Strata/180 Proof, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
An ultra-hip set of soul jazz from 70s Detroit – recorded back in the day by saxophonist Sam Sanders, but never issued at the time! The album's got this wonderfully warm, open sort of vibe – a quality that's kind of like an indie take on the CTI mode of the time, but much more relaxed ... read more CD

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Sao Paulo/Chicago Underground with Pharoah SandersPharoah & The Underground – Spiral Mercury ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
The legendary Pharoah Sanders joins the Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground – and the result is one of the most striking records in years from everyone involved! Pharoah blows with this really open, searching sort of tone – wonderfully concerned with sound texture at points, and not nearly ... read more CD

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Masahiko SatoBridge Over Troubled Water ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $21.99
A sweet little set from Japanese keyboardist Masahiko Sato – one that has him playing both acoustic and electric piano, amidst a set of larger backings from Jiro Inagaki and his Big Soul Media group! The sound here is really unique – a bit like some of the fuller American jazz sides at ... read more CD

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Jonathan Scales FourchestraJonathan Scales Fourchestra ... CD
Ropeadope, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
Pretty groovy work from Jonathan Scales – a steel drum player by trade, but one who works here in a mode that's light years from any basic use of the instrument! The core approach is jazz, but the music is also inflected by lots of little twists and turns – a pastiche of styles and ... read more CD

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New Lalo SchifrinGypsies (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
An ambitious set of funky jazz tunes from Lalo Schifrin – cut in the clubby style of some of his later CTI work, but also done with some interesting instrumental flourishes from track to track – which gives the album some of the depth of his soundtrack work of the 70s! The album's got ... read more CD

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New Lalo SchifrinNo One Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet set of fusiony soul from Lalo Schifrin – a great little record that's almost better than most of his other late 70s efforts, including some of his soundtrack work! The album's in the same territory that Quincy Jones was hitting at the time – at its core, a set of funky electric ... read more CD

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Irene Schweizer & Pierre FavreLive In Zurich ... CD
Intakt (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
Wonderful work from two very like-minded players – pianist Irene Schweizer and percussionist Pierre Favre – both musicians who've got years of improvisation under their belt, and a very well-matched, non-liner style! Schweizer's piano has always had this way of cascading forward in ... read more CD

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Irene Schweizer/Gunter SommerIrene Schweizer/Gunter Sommer ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Beautiful duets between pianist Irene Schweizer and percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer – both really creative, inventive musicians who seem perfectly suited to work together on an album like this! The setting is relatively open and free, but never in a way that's overly-indulgent, ... read more CD

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Irene Schweizer/Louis MoholoIrene Schweizer/Louis Moholo ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A tremendous pairing of talents – the piano of Irene Schweizer and drums of Louis Moholo – set loose here in a style that's free, but never too far to swing – so that there's a sense of focus and energy that really brings out the best in both musicians! Schweizer has a very ... read more CD

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Louis SclavisSilk & Salt Memories ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Very poetic work from Louis Sclavis – a musician who already had a great ear for personal sentiment in his music many years ago, but who's really turned into an even richer artist in the past decade or so! Sclavis plays bass clarinet, with these slowly-crafted, highly evocative strings of ... read more CD

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John ScofieldBlue Matter ... CD
Gramavision/Warner (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
Warmly chromatic work from guitarist John Scofield – full of tones and textures that shift and shimmer about a soulful center – always as chromatic as you might guess from the album's cover and title! There's certain 80s elements in the instrumentation – especially the use of ... read more CD

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New John ScofieldLoud Jazz ... CD
Gramavision/Warner (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The sound is never too loud here – and John Scofield's right out in the lead on most numbers, carving out those soulfully-inflected, modern-styled licks that really characterized his sound back in the day! Scofield's emerged as more of a traditionalist in recent years, but on 80s dates like ... read more CD

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New Raymond ScottReckless Nights & Turkish Twilights – The Music Of Raymond Scott ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
A wonderful batch of instrumentals from the legendary Raymond Scott – and a set that features some of Scott's most wonderful compositions ever! These numbers all date from the 30s, and were originally released as 78s on the Master Records label – but this later Columbia package really ... read more CD

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Shirley ScottSuperstition ... CD
Cadet/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that's got a fair bit of funk in the mix, and a really rich array of inventive lines on the keyboards too! The tracks are longer than usual, and really step past the more familiar Shirley Scott modes of the ... read more CD
 
 



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