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Herbie MannMississippi Gambler ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $13.99
After dipping into the Memphis Underground, Herbie continues his tour of the funky south – recording here at American Studios in Memphis (only 5 miles from Mississippi, we guess!), with a small combo that includes Bobby Emmons on organ, Bobby Wood on electric piano, and Reggie Young on guitar! ... read more CD

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Herbie MannMuscle Shoals Nitty Gritty ... CD
Embryo (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $14.99
Herbie Man gets nitty and gritty at the Muscle Shoals Studios – bringing his funky flute to the southern powerhouse of sound, and hitting some of his most soulful grooves of the time! The approach here is really great – definitely cast in the southern soul mode that was associated with ... read more CD

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Herbie MannPush Push ... CD
Embryo (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $13.99
One of Herbie Mann's biggest albums – and one of his funkiest too! The cover's a bit of an off-putter – although it probably helped sell the record, back in the day – but the grooves are as rock-solid as anything that Herbie cut at the time – tight, focused, and a perfect ... read more CD

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Herbie MannStone Flute ... CD
Embryo (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $13.99
Stone flute, or stoned flute, the album's got a really laidback feel – a sound that's very open-ended, and quite different from some of the crossover classics Herbie Mann was cutting a few short years before! The record's got the darkly brooding feel of some of his other work on the Vortex ... read more CD

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Herbie MannSurprises ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
A record that's full of many surprises – one of which is the sweet lead vocals of Cissy Houston! Houston works here in a style that merges nicely with the jazzy currents of Herbie Mann – at a level that's different than other soul/fusion sets of the time – like work on CTI or ... read more CD

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Herbie MannToday! ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $13.99
The sound of today, circa 1966 – served up by flute man Herbie Mann, who was always at the forefront of music at the time! Herbie's great lead lines are set up nicely in arrangements from Oliver Nelson – those cool, groovy, super-swinging styles that Nelson could hit so perfectly at ... read more CD

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Shelly ManneBoss Sounds! ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $15.99
One of Shelly Manne's best records of the 60s – largely because the group's so great! Altoist Frank Strozier was playing with Shelly at the time, and his rich talents on the alto make the record almost worth seeking out for him alone – because here, Strozier's opening up his sound a ... read more CD

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New Sarah ManningHarmonious Creature ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
The title's a great one for this album by alto saxophonist Sarah Manning – as she's got a very strong sense of harmony on the record, and mixes her reed lines wonderfully with the guitar of Jonathan Goldberger and viola of Eyvind Kang! Both musicians have these tones that come into contact ... read more CD

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Ray MantillaConnection ... CD
Savant, 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
A cracker of a set from Ray Mantilla – served up in that special approach to Latin jazz that's made Mantilla such a great leader for the past few decades! Ray's percussion is firmly at the helm of the set, but the group's definitely a jazz one through and through – graced with ... read more CD

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MargotsPescado (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Okka Disk, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $12.99 15.99
A really unique blend of jazz and vocals – and a great start for this really unique group! The Margots is a collaboration between vocalist Adrienne Pierluissi and jazz musicians Ken Vandermark – who co-wrote the music on the set, and handles all the arrangements too! Pierluissi hails ... read more CD

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Mike Marshall & Turtle Island String QuartetMike Marshall & Turtle Island String Quartet ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
A really beautiful setting for the mandolin of Mike Marshall – a set that features his lead instrument alongside the Turtle String Quartet! The group themselves are very open to new ideas, but also bring a very different vibe to the record than some of Marshall's other albums – not ... read more CD

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Luigi Martinale Trio with Reuben RogersStrange Days ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
Sure, the cover's a bit hokey – but the set's a great one from the trio of pianist Luigi Martinale – an Italian player who's got a really wonderful sound! Martinale can be lyrical and poetic one minute, yet also hit a groove the next – a very sort of old school approach to the ... read more CD

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Pat MartinoJoyous Lake ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $14.99
A mid-70s classic from guitarist Pat Martino – a tightly jamming set that features Pat on synthesizer as well as guitar – working alongside keyboardist Delmar Brown, and some very heavy rhythms from bassist Mark Leonard and drummer Kenwood Dennard! The sound is often in that jamming ... read more CD

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Pedro MartinsDreaming High ... CD
Adventure Music, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Pedro Martins is really soaring high here – working in these fluid waves of sound that have his guitar joining beautifully with tenor, bass, piano, and drums! The set's got a curved feel that's much warmer than the angular twists it initially presents – a way of arcing Martins' tonal ... read more CD

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Mark Masters EnsembleEverything You Did – The Music Of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen ... CD
Capri, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 16.98
A tremendous take on the music of Steely Dan – one that doesn't just serve up instrumental versions of these classics, but instead creates whole new themes and sounds based on the originals! All tracks here are penned by the legendary team of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker – but Mark ... read more CD

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Ronnie MathewsSong For Leslie ... CD
Red (Italy), 1980. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
A great 80s showcase for the piano of Ronnie Mathews – captured here at a really under-recorded point in his career! The album's got Ronnie leaping into the fray right from the start – with some of those harder edges from his 60s years, mixed with lots more of those lyrical lines that ... read more CD

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New Rob MazurekMother Ode ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 12.99
Rob Mazurek has always been more of a multi-instrumentalist instead of just a cornet player – but on this amazing solo set, he really pushes the boundaries even further – by taking up a huge host of different elements and different sounds! That soaring, spacious horn is still in the ... read more CD

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Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Electro Acoustic EnsembSpace Between (CD/DVD) ... CD
Delmark, 2013. New Copy CD & DVD .... $11.99 15.99
One of the most electric albums we've heard from Rob Mazurek in years – no surprise, given that the set's billed to an Electro Acoustic version of his Exploding Star group! The music here was done in collaboration with videomaker Marianne Kim – whose video is included with the package ... read more CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, Region Free.)

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Les McCannGospel Truth/Soul Hits/McCanna ... CD
World Pacific/BGO (UK), 1963/1964. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99
A trio of early 60s gems from pianist Les McCann – all wrapped up here in a single set! First up is The Gospel Truth – a solid 60s smoker in which Les McCann really gets back to the roots of soul jazz – serving up the gospel-tinged truth promised in the title – and really ... read more CD

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Les McCannLive At Montreux ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $13.99
The 70s genius of Les McCann – opened up here wonderfully in the space of a double-length live performance! Tracks are all nice and long – and Les steps out strongly on Fender Rhodes and clavinet, ringing out with amazing tones that are really wonderful – kind of the electric ... read more CD

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Jack McDuffDo It Now! ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $14.99
Tight funky instrumentals from Brother Jack McDuff – an Atlantic groover that's probably closer to his late 60s gems for Cadet Records than it is his earlier work for Prestige! The solos are shorter, but they're packed nicely around the rhythms – played by a combo that features a young ... read more CD
Also available Do It Now! ... LP 19.99

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Jack McDuffTobacco Road ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $14.99
A monster record by Brother Jack McDuff, and one of his best-ever – in our humble opinion! At first glance, the album appears to be just a bunch of jazz covers of standards and pop tracks – like "Tobacco Road", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "This Bitter Earth", ... read more CD

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Jack McDuff with Joe DukesSoulful Drums Of Joe Dukes/Hot Barbeque ... CD
Prestige, 1964/1965. New Copy .... $4.99 11.98
2 of the greatest albums ever by Jack McDuff – back to back on one CD! Soulful Drums of Joe Dukes was originally issued under the name of McDuff's famous mid-60s funky drummer, Joe Dukes – but it's actually a McDuff session, recorded with the classic quartet lineup that includes Red ... read more CD

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Gary McFarlandAmerica the Beautiful/Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon? ... CD
Skye/El (UK), 1968. New Copy .... $6.99
2 Skye Records gems from Gary McFarland – one deep, one light – both groovy! America The Beautiful is an incredible document of late 60s America – composed and conducted by McFarland in a style that's much more ambitious than any of his other work! The album's fully titled " ... read more CD

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Howard McGheeLife Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
Quite an unusual album for trumpeter Howard McGhee – one that has the famous bop trumpeter working in a sweet "with strings" format – ala similar 50s sessions on Verve! Frank Hunter handles the larger group here – working the strings with some nice touches that go way ... read more CD

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Chris McGregorIn His Good Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $14.99
Amazing sounds from the legendary Chris McGregor – a rare set of solo piano performances that shows a whole new side of his genius! The music here is still steeped in South African roots, yet has a style that's a bit more personal and intimate than some of Chris' better-known recordings with ... read more CD

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Jimmy McGriffBlack Pearl ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the most hard-hitting Jimmy McGriff albums of the 70s – a raw live date recorded in Newark – and a set that's a perfect bridge between the sharp soul of his Sue Records sessions and his later funk to come! The whole thing's got a gritty vibe the really recalls the sound of a ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre & The LightMorning Song ... CD
Delmark, 2003. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
A beautiful later Delmark album from Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre – one that has all the vivid creative energy of his classic sessions for the label from the 60s! The setting continues McIntyre's work with The Light – a duo of tuba and drums, which makes for some mighty unusual sounds ... read more CD

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Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyreHumility In The Light Of Creator (plus bonus track) ... CD
Delmark, 1969. New Copy .... $8.99 12.99
One of the most spiritual albums to come from the young AACM movement in Chicago – a session that's somewhat equal in expression to some of the best post-Coltrane work on Impulse Records! Maurice McIntyre plays here with a sound that's already fully formed – an approach to the tenor ... read more CD

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Dave McKennaPiano Scene Of Dave McKenna (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1958. New Copy .... $13.99
A great pianist with a really bold sound – strong, fresh, and clean – but without any hoke at all! Dave McKenna's certainly not one of the biggest names in 50s piano jazz, but these sides rival the best in the trio format at the time – a set of familiar tunes and a few lesser-know ... read more CD

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Hal McKusickHal McKusick Quartet ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $13.99
A key recording in the 50s career of modernist Hal McKusick – a spare and breezy session that really lets him display his unique approach to the alto sax! Hal's playing here in a very spare quartet – with only the guitar of Barry Galbraith, bass of Osie Johnson, and drums of Milt ... read more CD

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Jackie McLeanBout Soul (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $19.99
A seminal album from altoist Jackie McLean – and a set that serves as a key bridge between his mid 60s avant work in the "new thing" scene, and the deeper, spiritual sounds he'd play in years to come! There's a sense of balance here that grabs us right from the start – ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Jackie McLeanHat Trick – Jackie McLean Meets Junko Onishi ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1996. New Copy .... $22.99
No tricks, no gimmicks – just a set that's deeply respectful of all the sharp edges of Jackie McLean's years of work on alto sax, but which also has him nicely returning to the mainstream spotlight as well! By that, we don't mean that there's anything soft or commercial about the record ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanJackie McLean & Co – Introducing Ray Draper & Tuba ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $22.99
A really unique little session from Jackie McLean – and one of the few 50s jazz albums to feature the talents of tuba player Ray Draper, a vastly under-rated artist who recorded briefly with McLean and Coltrane at the time! Although the tuba might seem like a heavy instrument to bring into ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanJackie's Pal – Introducing Bill Hardman ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $22.99
Jackie McLean's got a great pal here – trumpeter Bill Hardman, who'd work with Jackie in the Jazz Messengers a year later! Here, the pals are cutting sharp lines in a perfect early hardbop mode – a great Prestige session with big bold sound from Rudy Van Gelder, and fresh modern tones ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Joe McPheeGlasses ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Extraordinary work from one of the true giants of the American scene – a mindblowing set of mostly solo sounds from reedman Joe McPhee – also working here on flugelhorn and a bit of percussion as well! The set begins with the incredible "Glasses" – a piece that appears ... read more CD

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New Joe McPheeLoneliest Woman ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1981. New Copy .... $7.99
A previously-unissued performance from Joe McPhee – recorded in the early 80s, and a searing ensemble take on Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman"! The arrangements are beautiful – as the track retains some of the haunting melody of the original composition, yet has a loose, ... read more CD

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New Joe McPheeNation Time – The Complete Recordings (Nation Time/Black Magic Man/Nation Time Preview/rare tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Early 70s. New Copy 4CDs .... $42.99 50.00
A tremendous look at the early years of the legendary Joe McPhee – a set that's based around his classic Nation Time album, and which features other live material from the same time – including a Hat Hut album, and two CDs' worth of previously unissued work! The core album is legendary ... read more CD

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Joe McPheeSonic Elements – For Trumpet & Alto Saxophone ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
The title really gets things right here – as Joe McPhee is in some of his most sonic territory – really working sometimes at a level that's way beyond music, yet still managing to bring a strong sense of soul to the set too! The album begins with "Episode One", dedicated to ... read more CD

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Joe McPheeVariations On A Blue Line – Round Midnight ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Seminal solo work from the great Joe McPhee – and a crucial album in linking the American and European undergrounds of the 70s! Joe's working alone here – on soprano sax and tenor – and getting some amazing sounds out of both horns – the kind of post-musical, highly-textural ... read more CD

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Joe McPhee & Ingebrigt Haker-FlatenBrooklyn DNA ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2012. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
Not just a great duo set between reedman Joe McPhee and bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – but also a set that pays tribute to the rich legacy of Brooklyn jazz from the 40s onward – pulling together strands of influences from Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, and others! McPhee ... read more CD

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Joe McPhee/Ernie BosticLive At Vassar 1970 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy 2CDs .... $16.99
Some of the hippest jazz ever played at Vassar College – and previously-unreleased work from avant legend Joe McPhee, recorded right around the same time as his classic Nation Time record! One CD features a smoking performance by McPhee on tenor – working with a group that also ... read more CD

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Marcello MelisFree To Dance ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A free-thinking and spiritual session from Italian bassist Marcello Melis – recorded right at the height of his late 70s powers! The album's a richly collaborative effort – one that draws strongly from contributions by players who include Lester Bowie and Enrico Rava on trumpets, ... read more CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Gil MelleGil's Guests ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956/1957. New Copy .... $22.99
We've got a long-standing love affair with the music of Gil Melle, and this CD's a perfect example of why we think he's so great! Melle was an enigmatic baritone player who recorded for Blue Note and Prestige in the 50's, and his recordings for both labels have a strange other-wordly quality that's ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Gil MelleQuadrama ... CD
Prestige (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy .... $22.99
Sublime work from one of the true originals of 50s jazz! Gil Melle was a baritonist – but with a sound and approach that was completely unique – very different than bigger names on the instrument, like Jimmy Giuffre or Pepper Adams. He had an icy touch that was surprising for the ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Melodic Artet (Brackeen/Abdullah/Parker/Blank/WateMelodic Artet ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1974. New Copy .... $18.99
A genius group from the glory days of the New York avant scene of the 70s – yet one who haven't been nearly as well-documented as some of their contemporaries! The lineup here is legendary – a quintet with Charles Brackeen on tenor, flute, and soprano sax, Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, ... read more CD

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Mighty MightySee The Light ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
A great debut from an ultra-jazzy combo from the Finnish scene – one with the same sort of fire and crackle as the best groups on the Ricky Tick label! The tracks have a blend of 60s hardbop with some later soulful elements – and leader Kari Setala's got a mighty great touch on both ... read more CD
Also available See The Light (with bonus CD) ... LP 26.99

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Dave Mihaly & The Shimmering Leaves EnsembleRivers ... CD
Dave Mihaly, 2013. New Copy .... $5.99
Unusual sounds from drummer Dave Mihaly – a player who's well-schooled in jazz tradition, but also really opens himself up to more genre-crossing sounds on this set – a mode that partly echoes his participation in the group Mushroom, but which also shows a much more sensitive side too! ... read more CD

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Bingo Miki & Tatsuya TakahashiScandinavian Suite (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $28.99
A really cool blend of jazz and electronics – done up in some of the ambitious modes of composer Bingo Miki's other work, yet with a style that's a lot more straight ahead overall! The jazz component of the record is served up strongly by tenorist Tatsuya Takahashi – who leads a group ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Jerzy MilianStratus Nimbus – BRT Big Band Sketches 1982 to 1987 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy .... $16.99
Wonderful large group material from Polish jazz genius Jerzy Milian – an artist we usually know for his work on vibes, but who emerges here to be a hell of a composer and arranger as well! Most of the tracks here feature some work on vibes – played both by Jerzy and Clark Boland Big ... read more CD

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Jerzy Milian & Gustav BromBlues For Praha – Swingin' Czechoslovak Vibes 1965 to 1966 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1965. New Copy .... $16.99
A great combination of Eastern European jazz talents of the 60s – the vibes of Jerzy Milian and the bigger band of Gustav Brom – both coming together here in a very unique recording! Milian's vibes are not only some of the best of his scene at the time – but some of the best of ... read more CD

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Kosuke MineMine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $28.99
Early work from this tremendous Japanese saxophonist – working here on both alto and soprano sax, in styles that are sharply angular, but also quite warm and soulful! Kosuke Mine's got a quality that's a bit like Joe Henderson at the same time – obviously informed by earlier hardbop, ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Charles MingusComplete Columbia & RCA Albums (10 CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 CDs .... $42.99 69.98
Incredible music from Charles Mingus – a set that's pulled from a few different periods, yet features some of his greatest recordings ever! The package begins with a stunning 2CD version of Tijuana Moods – a true Mingus masterpiece, filled with amazing rhythms and mindblowing solos ... read more CD

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Charles MingusJazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1954. New Copy .... $11.99 12.99
A pivotal album in the career of Charles Mingus – one that really has him honing his sound, and reaching for that trademark mix of modernism and raw emotion that set a whole generation on fire! The album's a lot more freewheeling than other Mingus material from the time – although ... read more CD
(Newly remastered version!)
Also available
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... LP 17.99
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD 4.99

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Blue MitchellBantu Village ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $16.99
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean ... read more CD
Also available Bantu Village ... LP 9.99

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New Blue MitchellBlue Soul ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. New Copy .... $5.99
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is ... read more CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Blue MitchellHeads Up! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the first albums to feature the trumpet of Blue Mitchell in a larger group – a really great move that let his soulful horn really come to the lead! Blue sounds wonderful here – soaring out in front of larger charts from Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Don Pickett, and Melba Liston ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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Blue MitchellMany Shades Of Blue ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $28.99
Sweet electric 70s funk from Blue Mitchell – blowing here in some of the hippest arrangements of his career! Blue's trumpet alone is always pretty darn great, but for this album he's working with arranger Dave Matthews – who gives the tunes fierce groove that mixes vamping guitars with ... read more CD

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Nicole MitchellEngraved In The Wind ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2013. New Copy .... $15.99
Really lovely work from Nicole Mitchell – an artist who's really been blowing our minds in recent years – working in a wide variety of styles, all of them great! This set has Nicole blowing solo flute, but in a setting that appears to have her on two different versions of the ... read more CD

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New Nicole Mitchell Black Earth EnsembleIntergalactic Beings ... CD
FPE, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99
Mindblowing sounds from Chicago flute player Nicole Mitchell – a set of work inspired by the science fiction writings of Octavia Butler – with a striking style to match! Although the music has some arch qualities that live up to the darkness of Butler's writings, the performance here ... read more CD
Also available Intergalactic Beings (Dusty Groove exclusive edition – with bonus art print) ... LP 22.99

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New Nicole Mitchell's Ice CrystalAquarius ... CD
Delmark, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 15.99
An amazing new setting for the flute of Nicole Mitchell – the ultra-cool Ice Crystal quartet, which features sublime interplay between Mitchell and vibist Jason Adasiewicz! The blend of vibes and flute is mindblowing – and used here with the sense of space, soul, and sound that you'd ... read more CD

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Red MitchellRed Mitchell ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the first-ever sessions as a leader from west coast bassist Red Mitchell – a great start to a career that definitely showed that Red was always a cut above the usual rhythm player! The album features some very nice arrangements that open things up in a west coast mode that's never too ... read more CD

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Roscoe MitchellRoscoe Mitchell Quartet – Live At A Space 1975 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sackville, 1975. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
One of Roscoe Mitchell's greatest albums from the 70s – a record that easily matches, if not beats, his classic recordings for Delmark and Nessa! Like those sets, there's a perfect sense of clarity here – the best essence of the AACM scene, taken to its most adventurous level by Roscoe ... read more CD

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Mitchell-Ruff TrioAfter This Message ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the most interesting records from the duo of Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff – thanks to the addition of the great percussionist Helicio Milito on drums! Helcio worked with the Tamba Trio, and has a very groovy sense of rhythm that works great with the inventive piano of Mitchell and ... read more CD

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Naosuke MiyamotoStep! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $28.99
A group led by bassist Naosuke Miyamoto, but one that features some especially great horn work in the lead! The ensemble's a sextet, and features a three-point frontline with trumpet from Kunji Shigi, alto from Takashi Furuya, and tenor and soprano from Takeshi Goto – really stretching out ... read more CD
(Blu-spec CD.)

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Hank MobleyFlip ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $18.99
Late work by tenor giant Hank Mobley – and a really unique session that stands out from his other Blue Note work of the time! The set was recorded in Paris with an ultra-hip lineup – one that features Dizzy Reece on trumpet and Slide Hampton on trombone – both fresh players ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Hank MobleyHank Mobley's Message ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $22.99
Hank Mobley's message is mighty darn clear here – ringing out loud and true, with that tone that made Hank one of the most exciting new tenor talents of the time! The album captures Mobley in his pre-Blue Note years, but Hank already has a strength and vision as a leader to match his solo ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Modern Jazz DisciplesRight Down Front ... CD
New Jazz (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $22.99
One of those great obscure moments in the Prestige Records catalog of the 60s – a record by a really obscure local group, and not just another set in the studio by one of the bigger names of the time! The combo hail from Cinnicinnatti, and feature Curtis Peagler on tenor and alto sax – ... read more CD
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Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $15.99
A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert Vol 1 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic ... read more CD
Also available Last Concert Vol 2 ... CD 13.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic ... read more CD
Also available Last Concert Vol 1 ... CD 13.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetLost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Beautiful live recordings from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Germany in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great vibes from Milt Jackson! The recording quality is great on most cuts – and there seems to be an especially strong focus on Milt's contribution to the group ... read more CD
Also available Lost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $14.99
An expanded setting for the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a very compelling little record that has the core combo augmented by larger orchestrations from Gunther Schuller – who has a very sympathetic ear for their sound! Schuller's charts are never overwhelming – and instead shade ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetMore From The Last Concert ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
More material from the famous Last Concert record from the MJQ – not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetOne Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $14.99
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetUnder The Jasmine Tree ... CD
Apple (UK), 1968. New Copy .... $9.99
A nice one! The MJQ record for the Beatles' famous Apple label, and the album's one of their most interesting of the 60s! The production's pretty straight, but the group's playing in a cool open-ended style that still has elements of their earlier work, but which really makes things a lot more ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Oscar Peterson TrioModern Jazz Quartet & The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Opera House ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet make a rare appearance on Verve Records in the 50s – splitting half the album here with the classic Oscar Peterson Trio! The live performance was recorded in Chicago, and definitely has the MJQ working in a looser vibe than on some of their late 50s recordings for ... read more CD

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Louis MoholoBra Louis Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978/1995. New Copy 2CDs .... $19.99
A beautiful double-length package of work from drummer Louis Moholo – a 2CD set that features one record from recent years, and a key classic from the 70s! Spirits Rejoice is one of the strongest 70s statements from ex-Blue Notes drummer Moholo – recorded in the company of fellow ... read more CD

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Louis Moholo & Alexander HawkinsKeep Your Heart Straight ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2012. New Copy .... $14.99
A smashing set of work from drummer Louis Moholo – a set that shows that after all these years, he's still a richly creative talent on his instrument! The album has Louis duetting with pianist Alexander Hawkins – a younger player who'd caught his ear a few years before, and who turns ... read more CD

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Louis Moholo Moholo's Viva La BlackExile ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1990/1991. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
Brilliant recordings from drummer Louis Moholo – done at a time when he was one of the few surviving members of the legendary Blue Notes – working here with his Viva La Black combo, in a sound that has a similar mix of South African roots and European avant modes! The material's from ... read more CD

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Louis Moholo, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny DyaniSpiritual Knowledge & Grace – Live In Eindhoven 1979 ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
A treasure! The set features rare live work from three key members of The Blue Notes, working here alongside tenorist Frank Wright in a late 70s performance from the Netherlands – issued here for the first time, and with really brilliant sound overall! The lineup features Dudu Pukwana on ... read more CD

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Thelonious MonkParis 1969 ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
A lost treasure from the legendary Thelonious Monk – a live date recorded in Paris at the end of the 60s – late in Monk's life, and every bit as wonderful as his famous 60s studio work with his quartet! Of that group, only Charlie Rouse remains on tenor sax – but Rouse is more ... read more CD
Also available Paris 1969 (CD & DVD) ... CD 14.99

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Thelonious MonkParis 1969 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy CD & DVD .... $14.99 15.98
A lost treasure from the legendary Thelonious Monk – a live date recorded in Paris at the end of the 60s – late in Monk's life, and every bit as wonderful as his famous 60s studio work with his quartet! Of that group, only Charlie Rouse remains on tenor sax – but Rouse is more ... read more CD
Also available Paris 1969 ... CD 13.99

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James MoodyJames Moody's Moods ... CD
Prestige (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy .... $22.99
James Moody really blows us away with this mid 50s set – already stepping past the straighter bop of early years, and finding a way to extend his sounds and moods through some tremendous solos and mighty fresh arrangements! The album's exactly the kind that makes Moody unlike anyone else ... read more CD
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James MoodyMoody – James Moody & His Band (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $22.99
James Moody here – working with his excellent band of the mid 50s, in a set that really showcases all his great tones and styles! Moody plays both tenor and alto on the set – amidst Quincy Jones arrangements that make the slightly larger group swing with the punch of a small combo ... read more CD
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James MoodySax & Flute Man (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Paula/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $28.99
A sweet set of electric funk from James Moody – and a great little record to match the grooves he was laying down at the Perception label in the early 70s – with a very unique sound! Moody's working here alongside some sweet work on electric piano by either Jodie Christian or Tennyson ... read more CD

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James MoodyWail Moody Wail ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $22.99
Wail Moody, indeed – a killer set from the 50s that really shows the strong development of James Moody after the initial bebop years – already growing into one of the most forward-thinking jazzman of his generation! The group here is a bit larger than before – a septet, put ... read more CD
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Jemeel Moondoc & The Jus Grew OrchestraSpirit House ... CD
Eremite, 2000. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly bold large group session from Jemeel Moondoc – one that still has all the sense of soul of some of his smaller combo improvisations – but which also soars forth with a much richer vision as well! Improvisation is still at the core of the date, handled by some very strong ... read more CD

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Jemeel Moondoc, William Parker, Hamid DrakeNew World Pygmies Vol 2 ... CD
Eremite, 2000. New Copy 2 CDs .... $11.99 19.99
A wonderful follow-up to the incredible New World Pygmies set from saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc and bassist William Parker – one that not only features a double-length set of work, but also includes some guest drums from Hamid Drake on half the set! The core energy still really comes from the ... read more CD

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Jemeel Moondoc/Denis CharlesWe Don't ... CD
Eremite, 1981. New Copy .... $9.99 15.99
Bold and brilliant duets from altoist Jemeel Moondoc and drummer Dennis Charles – the latter of whom is in tremendous form in this very free setting! There's a sense of soul and spirit that grabs us right from the start – these surprisingly deep notes from Moondoc, making us keep ... read more CD

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Lee MorganLee Morgan (aka The Last Session) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $18.99
Brilliant work throughout – the last studio album ever cut by Lee Morgan, and a mindblowing session that always leaves us wondering how massive he would have become if he hadn't been tragically murdered shortly after it was recorded! The album's a huge change from Morgan's already-great work ... read more CD
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New Nate MorganJourney Into Nigritia ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy .... $9.99
A lost spiritual soul jazz classic – recorded in the early 80s, but with the feel of 70s independent work on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz! Pianist Nate Morgan's got a widely expansive vision – working here in a style that incorporates lots of blocky chords and modal grooves, ... read more CD

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New Nate MorganLive In Santa Barbara ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A great set from LA pianist Nate Morgan – one of the leading underground talents in the west coast soul jazz scene of the late 70s and early 80s! The album's a trio set, performed in an blocky, exploratory style that recalls McCoy Tyner's best early work – but which also has a free and ... read more CD

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Nate MorganRetribution, Reparation ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy .... $9.99
Great soul jazz from the LA underground! Pianist Nate Morgan plays in the tradition of McCoy Tyner and Stanley Cowell, with a swirling spiritual feel that's deeply rooted in a Love Supreme tradition. On this LP, he leads a quintet with Jesse Sharps on reeds and Danny Cortez on trumpet – and ... read more CD

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Koji Moriyama with the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioNight & Day (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $28.99
A real swinger of a record – one that features vocals and conga work by Koji Moriyama, with backing by the piano trio of Tsuyoshi Yamamoto! Given that Yamamoto's style is usually a bit more spare and laidback, it's nice to hear him grooving in a setting like this – as Moriyama's a ... read more CD
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Takeo MoriyamaFlush Up ... CD
Teichiku/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $26.99
A tremendous burner from Japanese drummer Takeo Moriyama – a really freewheeling set that rolls out with the kind of post-Coltrane energy that may well make Moriyama the Japanese equivalent of Elvin Jones! The drums are fantastic throughout – but the real star of the set may well be ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Takeo MoriyamaHush-A-Bye ... CD
Union/Think (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $26.99
Modal, magical, and mighty soulful too – a killer 70s set from drummer Takeo Moriyama, and one that wonderfully mixes lyrical moments with some more freewheeling energy! Moriyama's got a perfect balance with the group – and the album has some especially nice work on piano from the ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Mostly Other People Do The KillingForty Fort ... CD
Hot Cup, 2010. New Copy .... $9.99
One of most joyful and energetic young jazz ensembles around – a group that's both powerful and playful, reverent of its forbears yet stands facing forward – with a fantastic fourth album in Forty Fort! The group is again working in their unique blend of jazz styles, with nods to the ... read more CD

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Mostly Other People Do The KillingRed Hot ... CD
Hot Cup, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99
Incredible sounds from this ultra-hip group – a jazz combo who blow us away again again with each new recording! This time around, Mostly Other People Do The Killing take on the sounds of trad jazz – but in a way that gives the whole thing a very avant spin, and pushes the music far ... read more CD

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Alphonse MouzonVirtue (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1977. New Copy Gatefold .... $19.99 24.98
A funky fusion classic from superdrummer Alphonse Mouzon – a rare date as a leader for MPS, and a set that rivals his best 70s grooves on Blue Note! The album's got a slightly more electric feel than some of Mouzon's previous work, but it's still far from the smoother soul of the 80s – ... read more CD
(Amazing LP sleeve edition – with full notes in English and German, new mastering, and even a paper)
 
 



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