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Trumpets & Drums (Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton, etc)Live In Ljublana ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
They're not lying with the name of this one – as the group features work from two trumpeters and two drummers – all of whom add a little bit extra to their game! The set's filled with the sorts of sonic possibilities you'd guess from the lineup – and especially recalls some of ... read more CD

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Stanley TurrentineAlways Something There ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $19.99
Groovy Stanley Turrentine – blowing soulfully over larger arrangements by Thad Jones – swinging and lively, with a mod 60s pop feel that makes the album quite different than most of Turrentine's other work for Blue Note! The approach is one that we should hate, given how much we love ... read more CD
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New Stanley TurrentineAnother Story ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the last great acoustic sessions before Stanley Turrentine's big electric run of the 70s – a laidback, open-ended session that really paves the way for the energy of his records on CTI – even though none of the players is plugging in at all! The tracks are all nice and long, ... read more CD
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Also available Another Story ... LP 16.99

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New Stanley TurrentineCherry ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best CTI albums from the early 70s – and one of Stanley Turrentine's funkiest records as well! The album's got a sharper edge than most other Turrentine albums of the time – a quality that goes beyond Stan's already soulful approach to the tenor, and which brings in some ... read more CD
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Stanley TurrentineComin' Your Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
One of our favorite-ever albums from the great Stanley Turrentine – a really hard-burning session from his earliest days as a leader – and one of the key dates he cut with his brother Tommy Turrentine on trumpet! Both players are wonderful – a sharply soulful team coming off of ... read more CD
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Stanley TurrentineJubilee Shout!!! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $19.99
One of Stanley Turrentine's best albums ever – but a record that was recorded in 1962, yet only released by Blue Note 20 years later! The set's a great example of the sheer raw power that Stan had in his tone before it got watered down by his pop-jazz recordings of the later 60s – a ... read more CD
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New Stanley TurrentineLook Of Love ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Stanley Turrentine's a hell of a soloist in a large ensemble setting – and there's possibly no better place to hear that talent at work than on this classic 60s date for Blue Note! The format's a bit different than other Turrentine records of the time – no small group romping, nor ... read more CD
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Charles TylerEastern Man Alone ... CD
ESP, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 15.99
An incredible album by avant saxophonist Charles Tyler – and one of his most unique albums ever! Tyler's playing here in a wild setting – alto sax mixed with three stringed instruments, one cello and two basses – which makes for a very unusual sound. The album's got a deep, dark ... read more CD

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James Blood UlmerAre You Glad To Be In America? ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
A classic bit of Black Rock from James Blood Ulmer – and a record that was issued by Rough Trade in the UK, giving it a surprising influence on the post-punk scene of the time! In a way, Ulmer's groove here has a lot of punky-funk in the mix – thanks to some heavy electric bass from ... read more CD

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James Blood UlmerTales Of Captain Black ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A landmark album of the New York downtown scene – and one of the most groundbreaking guitar jazz albums of the 70s! James Blood Ulmer plays here with members of Ornette Coleman's group of the time – including Ornette himself, Denardo Coleman, and Jaamaladeen Tacuma. The style is very ... read more CD

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Louis Van DykeNightwings ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A really wonderful pianist with an incredible sense of lyricism and timing – yet one who's often sadly overlooked on our side of the Atlantic! This album's a great place to start with Louis Van Dyke – a way to hear his simple, elegant way with a tune – always informed with a ... read more CD

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Louis Van DykeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Dutch pianist Louis Van Dyke has an amazing touch on the keys of the piano – one that's often very slow, and very spacious – so that each new note feels like a greatly-considered moment, even while the whole tune itself has a really strong sense of flow! Van Dyke pushes even farther ... read more CD

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Fred Van Hove & Shih-Yang LeeGalactic Alignment – Piano Duo Improvisation Live in Taipei 2012 (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 2012. New Copy CD & DVD ... $39.99
Heavy sounds from two mighty talents on the piano – overlooked Taiwanese pianist Shih Yang Lee, and the legendary Fred Van Hove – noted for his famous work on FMP! The package is great – as it features a CD and DVD in a hardcover with a great book in the middle – notes in ... read more CD
(DVD is NTSC coded.)

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Ken Vandermark/David GrubbsParallax Sounds – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Cineparallax, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
A really unusual set of music from an equally unusual film project – special sounds recorded for the film Parallax Sounds, a look at the very unique music climate in Chicago during the past decade or two! The work here is composed by key figures in the film – both David Grubbs and Ken ... read more CD

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Niels Vincentz/Cameron Brown/Billy Hart/Tom HarrelIs That So? ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A wonderful follow-up to the previous trio album that tenorist Niels Vincentz cut with bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Billy Hart – and a record that also adds in the wonderful voice of Tom Harrell on trumpet! The quartet have this cool, compressed vibe that's right up there with Harrell's ... read more CD

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Miroslav Vitous GroupMiroslav Vitous Group ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A real classic from bassist Miroslav Vitous – and a record that sets up his sound with a great combination of warm tones and sharp edges! Vitous plays a deep-voiced acoustic bass all the way through – and gets some excellent accompaniment from pianist Kenny Kirkland, who adds in some ... read more CD

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VSOP (Herbie Hancock, et al)Tempest In The Colosseum ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A defnite tempest from the start to the finish – and a brilliant live demonstration of the mighty powers of the VSOP group! The ensemble features soaring acoustic sounds from the quintet lineup of Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Herbie Hancock on piano, ... read more CD

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New Mal WaldronFree At Last ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99
The title's no mistake, as the album was really one of Mal Waldron's first really outside sessions – a real embrace of the free jazz modes coming out of the European scene of the 60s, but in a way that's slightly different than most! As Waldron states in the liner notes, his vision here is ... read more CD
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Mal WaldronMal 3 – Sounds ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $22.99
A really wonderful album from Mal Waldron – quite different than most of his other records from the 50s, and done with a righteous undercurrent that almost points the way towards the Strata East generation of the 70s! The set's one of Mal's few 50s albums as a leader to feature horns ... read more CD
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Mal WaldronMal Waldron Trio ... CD
Karim/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $29.99
One of the rarest Mal Waldron albums of the 60s – and one of the best, as well – an obscure trio date recorded in Italy, filled with original compositions, and a great link between Mal's hardbop work of the 50s and his freer sounds to come! There's a nice sense of darkness throughout ... read more CD
Also available Mal Waldron Trio (180 gram pressing) ... LP 49.99

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New David T WalkerAhimsa ... CD
Half Moon/Warner (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Great 80s work from guitarist David T Walker – the kind of set that's really a cut above most other mainstream electric jazz of this type from the time – thanks to excellent solos from Walker, and contributions by a host of well-known guest stars! Walker's got that great bluesy quality ... read more CD

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Cedar WaltonAnimation/Soundscapes ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A long-overdue reissue – both of Cedar Walton's fusion albums for Columbia – back to back on a single CD! Animation is one of Cedar Walton's mid 70s funky jazz efforts – acoustic keys often traded for electric piano, grooving with a funky bigger band, almost in a Ramsey Lewis ... read more CD

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Grover Washington JrAll My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/Breath Of Heaven ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1994/1996/1997. New Copy 3CDs ... $19.99
A trio of 90s albums from Grover Washington! All My Tomorrows is an overlooked gem from reedman Grover – recorded in his later years, but a set that's actually got more of an acoustic style overall – one that goes back to the roots farther than any of Grover's fusion records! ... read more CD

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New Grover Washington JrInside Moves ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
If there's anyone we trust with a fusion groove, it's the great Grover Washington – as Washington's 70s albums for Kudu are still the blueprint for mixing saxophone solos with electric jazzy backing – a rich legacy he continued strongly into later years! This early 80s set has ... read more CD

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Grover Washington JrSoul Box ... CD
Kudu/Verve, 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the richest albums from the Kudu years of Grover Washington – a double-length set that shows the full range of his soul and imagination! The album was done in collaboration with Bob James – who arranged and conducted all tracks, and also plays keyboards on the date – and ... read more CD

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Grover Washington JrStrawberry Moon/Then & Now/Time Out Of Mind ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1987/1988/1989. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Grover Washington Jr's first few albums for Columbia – Strawberry Moon, Then & Now and Time Out Of Mind – together in a 2CD set! Strawberry Moon has a number of laidback groovers, with some solid Washington originals such as the title track and some sweet covers. BB King plays and ... read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeCome Today ... CD
Victor/Red River, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
Excellent small group work from Sadao Watanabe – easily one of the best Japanese reed players of the past 50 years – still sounding great here on a recent acoustic session! Watanabe plays alto throughout – a definite preferred horn of late – and stretches out in these ... read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeSadao Watanabe (1972) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A massive set from Sadao Watanabe – recorded live in Tokyo in 1972, and crackling with the sort of raw energy that really marked his shift as a player in the 70s! The group is a sextet – with electric piano, guitar, bass, and trombone alongside some very free-thinking work from ... read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeSwiss Air ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A hard-burning live set from the great Sadao Watanabe – still very much in his bolder, more spiritual style of the early 70s – despite a more fusion-styled look on the cover! The tracks are long, and Watanabe's work on reeds is really brilliant – informed and opened up by the ... read more CD
Also available Swiss Air ... LP 34.99

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Ernie WattsChariots Of Fire ... CD
Qwest (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Don't let the title and cover put you off – because the album's neither a version of the Chariots Of Fire soundtrack, nor the kind of hokey effort you might expect! Instead, the record's one of a great line of soulful 80s fusion sets from Ernie Watts – a player with roots in spiritual ... read more CD

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New Ernie WattsMusican ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet 80s fusion from saxophonist Ernie Watts – one of his key albums as a leader in that decade, after countless years as a session player on other folks' records! The album's mostly jazz, but there's also a soul component as well – thanks to vocals from Phil Perry on some of the ... read more CD

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Weather ReportWeather Report Live In Tokyo ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability ... read more CD

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Art WebbMr Flute/Love Eyes ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet soulful flute galore – a pair of albums from Art Webb, back to back on a single CD! Mr Flute is a tasty batch of uptempo instrumentals from Webb – a lesser-known funky flute player, but one who played on a huge amount of Latin sessions during the 70s (check your session notes, ... read more CD

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Chick Webb & Ella FitzgeraldComplete Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions 1934 to 1941 (8CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1930s/Early 40s. New Copy 8CDs ... $124.99 136.00
A massively comprehensive look at the earliest years of Ella Fitzgerald on record – the legendary recordings she made with the Chick Webb orchestra at the end of the 30s and start of the 40s! Ella was way more than just another singer with a band – as her presence in the Webb group ... read more CD
(Limited to 5000 copies – numbered too!)

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Doug WebbAnother Scene ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A really well-done quartet set from tenorist Doug Webb – a really strong player on his own, and a great writer too – but one who seems to sound especially nice in the context of this particular album! The group features excellent piano from Peter Zak, who rounds things out with a ... read more CD

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George Wein & The Storyville SextetMetronome Presents Jazz At The Modern ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Trad jazz at the Museum Of Modern Art – recorded by a small combo that includes George Wein on piano, Shorty Baker on trumpet, Tyree Glenn on trombone, and Pee Wee Russell on clarinet. All players are hip enough to swing with some of the right edges for the modern audience – still in a ... read more CD

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Walt WeiskopfOverdrive ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Bold, soulful sounds from tenorist Walt Weiskopf – a player who not only really knows his place as a soloist, but who also comes across as a great leader on a date like this! The whole group's got a focus that comes through right away – Walt's bold horn in the lead, but fused with ... read more CD

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David WeissEndangered Species – The Music Of Wayne Shorter Live ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A beautiful tribute to the compositional genius of Wayne Shorter – but served up at a level that goes way beyond Shorter's original vision for his music! Trumpeter David Weiss always does a great job of re-exploring the best modern sounds of the 60s – and here, he arranges some key ... read more CD

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David Weiss & Point Of DepartureVenture Inward ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A bold musical statement from the great Point Of Departure group – a combo with continuing dedication to re-exploring some of the freshest jazz sounds of the 60s – especially music by the "new thing" generation of Blue Note players like Andrew Hill or Tony Williams! Our hat's ... read more CD

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Frank WessFlute Mastery Of Frank Wess (aka Flute Juice) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Progressive, 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
An all-flute album from Frank Wess – a great small combo date that really gets at the lyrical modes in Frank's style! Wess had been playing flute on record for over 20 years by the time of this early 80s date – but there's a really special feeling to the album that brings out some of ... read more CD

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New Frank WessLong Road – Southern Comfort/Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me ... CD
Prestige, 1962/1963. New Copy ... $5.99 13.98
Two great early 60s albums by one of the most unique reed talents ever! Although he also played tenor with the best of his contemporaries, Frank Wess had a firm attachment to the flute, and was one of the first really soulful players on the instrument – setting the stage for later giants of ... read more CD

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Frank WessMagic 201 ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2013. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Definite magic from the mighty Frank Wess – an even-better follow-up to his previous album of a similar title – and really proof that in these later years, Frank is something very special indeed! We've always loved Wess' work on tenor and flute – a legacy that stretches back to ... read more CD

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Mike WestbrookLove Songs ... CD
Deram (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic stuff! This groovy groovy record stands as one of the finest recordings ever made by 60s Brit jazz legend Mike Westbrook – a lively and rhythmic meeting of some of the best young talents on the London scene of the time, topped off with incredible vocals from the lovely Norma ... read more CD

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Randy WestonNuit Africaine (aka African Nite) ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
Sublime solo piano from Randy Weston – just the sort of record to remind us why his skills in such a setting can always be so great! The tunes are filled with energy and rhythm right from the start – spun out in those long African-inspired lines that Randy first forged in the 50s, but ... read more CD

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Randy Weston & Billy HarperRoots Of The Blues ... CD
Sunnyside, 2013. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A really wonderful collaboration between pianist Randy Weston and tenorist Billy Harper – two players who haven't worked together in years, but who find a really great space together in this album of spare duets! Randy spins out the kind of longform piano lines he's always done so well ... read more CD

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Michael WhiteSpirit Dance ... CD
Impulse/Soul Jazz (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the killer albums that Michael White cut for Impulse Records in the early 70 – a sweet set of spiritual jazz that took his instrument to a whole new level! Normally, the violin isn't an instrument we love in jazz, but White really transforms it here – playing it with a stretched- ... read more CD

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Wildare ExpressWalk On By ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $21.99
The one and only album by this very groovy group – an instrumental combo that's heavy on Hammond and tenor sax – served up in a mode that's somewhere between jazz and soul! A young Reuben Wilson is in the group – laying down some mighty mean work on keyboards, but in a way that's ... read more CD

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New Barney WilenBarney (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most classic albums ever from tenorist Barney Wilen – recorded at a time when he was making big waves on both sides of the Atlantic! The tracks are longer than on some of Wilen's more tightly-arranged albums – which really gives Barney a chance to show off his tremendous ... read more CD

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New Barney WilenMore From Barney At The Club Saint-Germain ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little set – never issued before, but recorded at the same time as Wilen's classic 1959 album Barney, caught live at the Club St-Germain with a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Duke Jordan on piano, Paul Rovere on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. Like the Barney album, ... read more CD

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Tony WilliamsJoy Of Flying ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A key record in the evolution of Tony Williams as a drummer – and kind of a powerful summation of all the changes he'd made in the 70s – before a return to straighter jazz in the next decade! Williams' drumming here is incredibly fierce at points – almost at a Billy Cobham level ... read more CD

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Stu WilliamsonStu Williamson Plays ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99
An album that's noteworthy not just as one of the few sessions as a leader from trumpeter Stu Williams – but also as a sublime showcase for the alto talents of a young Charlie Mariano, who really sparkles on the record! Charlie's alto sax seems to give Williamson's trumpet an edge that we ... read more CD

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Larry WillisNew Kind Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A really killer set from pianist Larry Willis – way different than any of his later albums as a leader, and from his early work with Jackie McLean in the 60s! Larry's playing here with a sound that's as righteous as his image on the cover, but which is also pretty funky at points too – ... read more CD

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Spike WilnerLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A great solo set from pianist Spike Wilner – the driving force behind the whole Smalls Live series as a producer, but a hell of a musician as well! Wilner's got a great style that draws strongly from jazz piano tradition, but really makes things his own – using strands of 20th century ... read more CD

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Reuben WilsonCisco Kid ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $28.99
One of the best 70s albums by this funky organ player – quite different than his work for Blue Note, with a messier funkier edge that's very nice! Reuben Wilson's working with an all-hip lineup, with players who include Melvin Sparks on guitar, Garnett Brown on trombone, Bob Cranshaw on bass ... read more CD

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Reuben WilsonGroovy Situation ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
Reuben Wilson changes up the groove from his previous Blue Note sets – and the result is one of his greatest albums to date! This smoking little set has an edge that you really wouldn't expect – rhythms that move past the simple Blue Funk mode – into a more complicated style of ... read more CD
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Reuben WilsonOn Broadway ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Hammond hero Reuben Wilson's on Broadway – and he hits a massively soulful groove that's light years from the cliched sounds of the great white way! The set's one of the tightest cookers from Wilson's early years on Blue Note – and has a vibe that's a bit different than the rest, ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Reuben WilsonSweet Life ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $28.99
A great groover by Reuben Wilson – and one of his best albums ever! The funky organist really takes off from the sound of his earlier Blue Note albums here – hitting a vibe that's sharper, darker, and plenty darn righteous – still small combo jazz funk, but with a depth that we ... read more CD

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Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of LivingGot To Get Your Own ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Monster funk from Hammond hero Reuben Wilson – an album of hard-burning, bad-walking tunes that are a fair bit different than most of his other work! Although Wilson recorded some pretty traditional organ jazz for the Blue Note and Groove Merchant labels, this album has him working with his ... read more CD

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Teddy WilsonMr Wilson – The Fabulous Teddy Wilson At The Piano ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1950. New Copy ... $13.99
Teddy Wilson's definitely fabulous here – playing with a sense of poise and timing that really links together a number of different piano jazz traditions – no surprise, given how many different scenes Teddy influenced! The setting is simple – just a trio format, with either Al ... read more CD

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Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson & His All Stars Vol 1 (Columbia) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Mid 30s. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic work from those key years when Teddy Wilson was one of the most progressive leaders in jazz – a musician with a talent for bringing together some of the best and brightest young players, in a mix of modes that bridged trad styles and swing years, while also laying some of the ... read more CD

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Lem WinchesterLem's Beat ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $22.99
Detroit vibist Lem Winchester cut too few albums in his brief career before his untimely death in the early 60s – but all of them are plenty darn great, and rank right up there with the best work of the period by Johnny Lytle or Freddie McCoy! Although not as all-out funky as fellow ... read more CD
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Lem Winchester & Benny GolsonWinchester Special ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the greatest album ever from vibist Lem Winchester – an early soulful star on his instrument, but one who was taken from us all too soon! Lem's got this groove that really brings the instrument forward a lot – a harder touch that rivals that of Johnny Lytle, but a looser, freer ... read more CD
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WinnersPori Jazz Festival Composition Contest ... CD
Rocket (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... $23.99
Groundbreaking jazz from the Finnish scene at the start of the 70s – and a key illustration of the way that Finland really few the flag of fusion high at the time! The music is a wonderful criss-crossing of acoustic and electric elements – never too jamming, and definitely with the ... read more CD

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Michel Wintsch/Christian Weber/Christian WolfarthWilisau ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Very open, spacious sounds from pianist Michel Wintsch – working here at a level that goes far beyond the usual trio mode – neither straight nor free, but a really evocative sound space in between! The performance is from the Willisau jazz festival, but has the intimacy of some ... read more CD

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Christine Wodrascka/Jean-Luc Cappozzo/Gerry HemingGrey Matter ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
Dark, spare sounds from the trio of Christine Wodrascka on piano, Gerry Hemmingway on percussion, and Jean Luc Cappozzo on trumpet and bugle – musicians who have a very loose sense of structure throughout the performance – but who always seem to find the right space to come together! ... read more CD

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Wooden Glass Featuring Billy WootenWooden Glass Recorded Live ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $28.99
Mad funky vibes from The Wooden Glass – a group led by vibist Billy Wooten – an obscure player in the history books, but one who has had a huge influence on 21st Century groove! Billy's got a hard style on the vibes that's like Bobby Hutcherson and Roy Ayers at their soulful best ... read more CD

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Phil WoodsCool Woods ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $16.99
Nothing too cool here – just great soulful sounds from the mighty Phil Woods – blowing in a relaxed, easygoing setting that brings out some of his greatest tones from the time! Phil's got a combo here with Junko Onishi on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums – all ... read more CD
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Phil WoodsIntegrity – The New Phil Woods Quintet Live ... CD
Red (Italy), 1985. New Copy 2CD ... $32.99 34.99
A stunner of a set from reedman Phil Woods – just the kind of record to remind us how great he is all over again – even though we've loved so much of his music for years! Phil's working here in that brilliant 80s quintet that includes Tom Harrell on trumpet and Hal Galper on piano ... read more CD

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Phil WoodsLive From The Showboat ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A double-length, ultra-cool set from saxophonist Phil Woods – yet another aspect of his great body of work from the 70s, and a live date that features Woods at the head of a sextet! The group here features acoustic piano, electric guitar, bass, drums, and percussion – all used in ways ... read more CD

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Phil WoodsPhil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine ... CD
Inner City, 1970. New Copy ... $10.99 16.95
An excellent album of funky electric jazz – and possibly the best one that Phil Woods cut with his European group! The quartet's a very hip group that's way hipper than its clunky name – with Gordon Beck on electric piano and organ, Daniel Humair on percussion and drums, and Henri ... read more CD

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Phil WoodsPhil Woods & The Japanese Rhythm Machine Live In Tokyo ... CD
BMG (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Key proof that Phil Woods kept on growing tremendously well into the 70s – pushing way past the Bird-inspired sound of his youth, into a whole new space of expression on alto sax! Woods is working here on a rare non-US date with his Japanese Rhythm Machine group – an acoustic trio that ... read more CD

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Phil WoodsSugan ... CD
New Jazz (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
The genius of Phil Woods emerges fully on this rare album from 1957 – an unusually-titled session, and one of the few to really set Phil up in a looser, more intimate setting! The approach is a bit like Woods sublime work for Epic Records, but more soulful too – and very different than ... read more CD

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Phil Woods & Gene QuillPhil & Quill ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1956/1995. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful twin-alto session from the mid 50s – and one of our favorites from the RCA jazz years! Gene Quill was always one of the crisper, tighter alto talents of the time, and he's ably paired here with a young Phil Woods – an equally crisp player at this point in his career, ... read more CD

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Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, & OthersBird Feathers ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great title for this classic late 50s set – as the record showcases a host of young alto players who've all come up in the generation of Charlie Parker – but who are each bringing their own sense of style to the instrument! There's hardly any "bird feathers" here ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Billy WootenEvening On The Canal ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare live set from vibes legend Billy Wooten – recorded sometime in the mid 90s, but with a funky feel that's like his best music from the 70s! The Vida Bole Ensemble backs Billy up – giving him a tight large group push that makes for plenty of great rhythms – both funky drums ... read more CD

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Bernie WorrellElevation – The Upper Air – Solo Piano ... CD
MOD Technologies, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 14.99
A really surprising change from keyboardist Bernie Worrell – not the funky electric work he cut with George Clinton, nor the darker sounds he did with Bill Laswell – but a sublime album of solo piano that shows a whole new side of Bernie's talents! The album is produced by Laswell, but ... read more CD

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Cory Wright OutfitApples + Oranges ... CD
Singlespeed, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
The title's a great one for this project – especially if you understand the older reference of the saying – as the quintet manages to keep all the separate instruments at a level that's very distinct and individual, yet somehow creates a musical space of comparison as well! Cory Wright' ... read more CD

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New John WrightMr Soul ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
John Wright was one of a great run of soul jazz pianists to come out of Chicago in the 50s and 60s, and this LP is one of his four great recordings for Prestige – recordings which stand as the bulk of his jazz legacy, even though he continues to still play these days in Chicago! His style is ... read more CD

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Yosuke Yamashita/Itaru Oki/Yuji Ono/Kimiko KasaiTrio By Trio + 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $38.99
A really unique little record – and a wonderful cross-section of the Japanese scene at the start of the 70s! The album features work by three trios – hence the title – some avant, some straight, and all if it pretty great! First up are the Yosuke Yamashita trio – who ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Kazuo YashiroBlack Nag (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
Ramsey Lewis move over – because this cooking Japanese trio from the 60s has a mightily soulful groove – one that's more than enough to give Ramsey's classic combo a run for their money! Pianist Kazuo Yashiro hits the keys harder than ever here – working with a wickedly soulful ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Kazuo YashiroLove Is Here To Stay (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
A sweet set of piano work from the Japanese scene of the 60s – as tight and soulful as anything that was coming out of the US at the time, and with perhaps some of that extra spark you'd find on the best late 60s piano sessions on MPS! Kazuo Yashiro is a hell of a player – rock-solid ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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New YellowjacketsMirage A Trois ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A classic early set from The Yellowjackets – just the kind of record that made them a mainstream fusion leader in the 80s! The style here takes off from 70s electric jazz with a bit more polish – not really smooth jazz, but a tight fusion of keyboards and guitars that are nicely ... read more CD

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Jacob YoungForever Young ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Guitarist Jacob Young is the leader here, but the player who's really grabbing our ears is pianist Marcin Wasilewski – who plays with these beautiful tones that really tie the whole album together, creating a sensitive flow and surprising undercurrent of soul! Young's own instrument is ... read more CD

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Larry YoungContrasts ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the best Larry Young albums for Blue Note – and a record that really gets at his unique conception and style in the 60s! The session's a key bridge between Larry's soul jazz roots and his more far-reaching experimental work – filled with deep, heavy grooves – yet mixed ... read more CD
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Larry YoungOf Love & Peace ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
The most free-thinking Larry Young album of the 60s – and that's saying a lot, considering the rest of his work! The session's quite an unusual one – with two drummers in the group, grounding a sextet that features Larry on organ, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Herbert Morgan on ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Zanussi ThirteenZanussi Thirteen Live ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2012. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the boldest records we've ever heard from bassist Per Zanussi – quite possibly because it features a thirteen-member ensemble – exploding out with a heck of a lot of power! Despite their size, though, the sound can be incredibly lean – at times because it seems like every ... read more CD

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Torbjorn ZetterbergOch Den Stora Fragan ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
Bold, beautiful work from one of our favorite contemporary bassists – a player with a great ear for his own instrument, and for its larger place in music as well! Torbjorn Zetterburg really hits things hard with this great set – writing, arranging, and producing a set of material that ... read more CD
Also available Och Den Stora Fragan (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 26.99

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John Zorn/AbraxasPsychomagia ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Heavy guitar-based grooves from the Abraxas quartet – working here on a set of John Zorn compositions that hearken back to his more noise-filled days of a few decades ago! The group sports fierce electric work from Arak Bajakian and Eyal Maoz – alongside bass and drums – and the ... read more CD

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A classic set from this legendary Detroit festival – a mighty assemblage of roots and jazz performers that was put together by John Sinclair! The event was legendary at the time – and has lived on strongly via this great recording by Atlantic – one that really gets at the special ... read more CD

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VariousEast Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD
ESP, Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
One of the coolest, weirdest records ever issued on the legendary ESP label in the 60s – and an album that really sums up the East Village crossroads from which the imprint sprang! The music here is a mad melange of art rock, hippie folk, sound samples, and avant jazz – all presented ... read more CD
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East Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... LP 13.99
East Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD 4.99

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VariousSavage Rhythm – Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds To Blow Your Top ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), 1930s/1940s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A tightly swinging batch of late 30s jazz and nascent rhythm & blues numbers from the early 40s – the pivotal period in which veteran players of the grander swing orchestras of the years prior were paring down into smaller combo – and knocking out a grittier, more primal sound! It's ... read more CD
 
 



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