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New Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special ... CD
Strata/BBQ (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Phil WoodsAlive & Well In Paris (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pathe/Warner (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Around September 17, 2014
A fantastic record – easily one of Phil Woods' greatest! The album was cut during a time when Woods was living and working in France – and it's got a French rhythm section backing him up, one that features George Gruntz on piano, Henri Texier on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums, all ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Phil WoodsBe Bop Alive ... CD
King (Japan), New Copy ... Mid-July, 2014 (delayed)
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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 ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Phil WoodsWarm Woods ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Around September 24, 2014
One of the most wonderful Phil Woods albums ever! No kidding – this is amazing! Woods played on lots of other records – and often in settings that made you wonder why people thought he was so great – but on this one, he's totally in the spotlight, fronting a mellow easy quartet ... (Jazz) 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, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Phil Woods QuartetPhil Talks With Quill ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Around September 24, 2014
Rare as hens' teeth – and an incredible meeting of two vastly underrated alto talents! Phil Woods got plenty of opportunities to record as a leader in the 50s, but altoist Gene Quill was often buried in bigger groups – a fact that makes this album one of the few chances to really hear ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Phil Woods with Michel Legrand and his OrchestraImages ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Around October 22, 2014
A wonderful record – one in which Phil Woods blows alto solos over the arrangements of Michel Legrand – handled in the masterful style of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work, and in a way that lets Woods hit some of his best solos of the 70s! Legrand's always been great at this sort ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Ren WoodsOut Of The Woods (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet solo debut from Ren Woods – a singer who'd had previous experience on screen and on records – but who really comes into her own on this full length set! Al McKay of Earth Wind & Fire produced – and the set's got some of the warmth of EWF soul of the time, but a ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Woods EmpireUniversal Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
80s grooving from Woods Empire – a short-lived group, but one with a great talent for balancing catchy lyrics and tight grooves with a slightly hipper sensibility! The group's a quintet with Tommy Woods in the lead, supported by his four sisters on vocals – almost a family-style ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Nate WooleySit In The Throne Of Friendship ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nate Wooley's got a great group here – a sextet who can easily move between more arranged moments and freer ones – at a level that recalls some of the best recent underground work coming from Chicago! Matt Moran makes a very strong appearance on the set on vibes – ringing out ... (Jazz) read more CD

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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 ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Billy WootenLive At The Madame Theater ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A smoking live set from vibesman Billy Wooten – recorded with a slightly Latin mode, thanks to backing from his hip Music Royale ensemble! Wooten's vibes are as sharp and soulful here as on any of his great 70s recordings – and the added fire of the Latin group really helps Billy find ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Billy WootenLost Tapes ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare material from Indianapolis vibesman Billy Wooten – previously unreleased tracks that start with his years in The Wooden Glass, then stretch out into even more obscure territory! The first 3 tracks on the set are all live jams with plenty of heavy vibes from Billy – tracks that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Billy Wooten with Richard Groove HolmesPlace To Start ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost chapter of genius from vibes player Billy Wooten – and a great one too! The set's a rare outing with Hammond giant Groove Holmes – laid out nicely here in a quartet setting that offers up plenty of Billy's great vibes mixed with the organ – in a mode that's very different ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Would Be GoodsCamera Loves Me ... CD
El/Richmond (UK), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest records to come out on the late lamented El label! Would Be Goods are a slightly-silly girl pop combo – with a style that's a bit like Bad Dream Fancy Dress (the other great girl group on El), but with a sound that's a little sweeter. The album's nice and cheesy, and ... (Rock) read more CD

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Bernard WrightNard/Funky Beat ... CD
Arista/GRP/Robinsongs (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy ... $13.99
Early 80s greatness from Bernard Wright – the benchmark Nard from '81 and his Funky Beat from '83 – in a single set! Nard is a masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist! Wright's working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk ... (Soul) read more CD

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandExpress Yourself ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A masterpiece of messed-up LA funk – and one of the crowning moments in the career of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Charles and crew do an excellent job with all the tracks – most of which are more open ended than some of their earlier ones, and run on for ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Express Yourself ... CD 5.99

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Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street BandPuckey Puckey – Jams & Outtakes 1970/1971 ... CD
Rhino Handmade, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 29.98
Rare funk doesn't get any better than this – massive music, all of it unreleased – recorded by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band at the tail end of their classic years for Warner Brothers! This is the kind of stuff you read about in history books, but hardly ever ... (Soul) read more CD
(Individually numbered limited edition of 5000 Copies.)

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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' ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Leo WrightSuddenly The Blues ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record of incredible beauty from the great Leo Wright – and one that we'd never part with at all! Wright's one of those excellent players from the 60s who never really gets his due – largely because he was always hiding behind larger groups, and because he left the US in the decade ... (Jazz) read more CD

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OV WrightInto Something (Can't Shake Loose) ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1977. New Copy ... Around August 10, 2014
A stone killer from OV Wright – a record that's got all the raw, deeply soulful vocals we love in his early work – mixed with some wicked 70s Hi Records production from Willie Mitchell! Imagine an Al Green record, but with rawer vocals, and you've got a good idea of the feel of this ... (Soul) read more CD

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Willie WrightTelling The Truth (with bonus 5" vinyl single!) ... CD
Numero, 1977. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Incredibly beautiful work from Willie Wright – an album of folksy soul with a slight island spirit – one that nicely nestles Willie's music in a space somewhere between the best 70s work of Terry Callier and Jon Lucien! The sound is wonderful – lean, stripped-down, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Winston WrightLiquidator Strikes Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Liquid lines from keyboardist Winston Wright – easily one of the hippest organ players in Jamaica during the 70s! Winston's second only to the great Jackie Mittoo – and like Jackie, works here in a sweet Hammond-heavy style that offers up both a fresh take on instrumental reggae, and a ... (Reggae) read more CD

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New Jan Ptaszyn WroblewskiSweet Beat (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just a sweet beat – because everything about these grooves is great – a rich array of jazzy tracks from Polish reedman Jan Ptasyn Wroblewski, cut in a style that rivals the best European jazz sides of the late 60s – but also done with an occasional soundtrack vibe as ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Robert WyattRobert Wyatt 68 ... CD
Cuneiform, 1968. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Mindblowing music from Robert Wyatt – never-heard demos, but cuts that are every bit as essential as his music in Soft Machine, and his early solo sides as well! Robert handles almost all the instrumentation here himself – except for one guest solo from Jimi Hendrix on bass, and some ... (Rock) read more CD

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Peter WyngardeWhen Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head ... CD
RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Early March, 2014 (delayed)
One of the strangest actor turned singer albums you'll ever hear – Peter Wyngarde's wild 1970 uneasy listening cult relic When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head! Wyngarde's strange storytelling, bilingual cooing, and charismatic mood setting over sounds that range from lush string ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Philippe WynneStarting All Over ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A soaring solo effort from the great Philippe Wynne – a vocalist who's probably best known for his hit 70s work with The Spinners, but one who also turns out to be a hell of talent on his own! Wynne's sweet raspy vocals click into place right from the start – stretching out over a host ... (Soul) read more CD

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XMore Fun In The New World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, 1983. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The last true masterpiece by the greatest rock band to ever come out of the late 70s and early 80s L.A. scene. More Fun In The New World serves in a lot of ways as X's upright middle finger to the early years of the Reagan era, with the anthemic opener "The New World", and the ballad ... (Rock) read more CD

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XUnder The Big Black Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A key part of the initial tremendous legacy of X – one of the greatest run of records that any group could ever hope for! This third set has the group honing and refining their sound even more – losing none of their roots in the LA hardcore scene, but also inflecting their sound with a ... (Rock) read more CD

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X Ray PopDing Dong Songs ... CD
Finders Keepers/Cache Cache (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
Beautiful work from X Ray Pop – a totally wonderful French group from the 80s, and one with the same mix of female vocals and spare electronics that would later surface more strongly with Stereolab! These guys are kind of a bridge between that group and the early 80s experiments of Brit ... (Rock) read more CD
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Ding Dong Disques – Ding Dong Songs Part 1 – The Records 1984 to 1989 ... LP 22.99
Ding Dong Dubs – Ding Dong Songs Part 2 – The Cassettes 1984 to 1989 ... LP 14.99

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X Ray PopPirate (The Black K7) – The Dark Side Of The X ... CD
Finders Keepers/Cache Cache (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $11.99
Dark 80s electronics from X Ray Pop – a record that has all the freaky, fuzzy touches of some of the best work coming out of the North of England in the late 70s – but was recorded a few years later, and originally only issued as a limited edition cassette tape! That format is the only ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Pirate (The Black K7) – The Dark Side Of The X ... LP 14.99

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XavierPoint Of Pleasure ... CD
Liberty/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99
Classic 80s funk from Xavier – a group led by bassist Ernest Smith, who'd already had plenty of practice working with Isaac Hayes, The Midnight Movers, and The Coasters during their funky late 60s years! The groove here is similar to some of the other tight funk groups on Liberty at the time ... (Soul) read more CD

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Yaaba FunkMy Vote Dey Count ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
London Afrobeat from Yaaba Funk – a group who definitely dig deep in the cross-cultural scene of their city! Yaaba Funk have an approach that recalls some of the better London work of this nature from years back – not just a rehash of older Nigerian modes, but a willingness to make the ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Yabby You & The ProphetsDeeper Roots Part 2 – More Dub & Rarities ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Rare tracks and a fair bit of unreleased dub plates too – a deep dig into the genius of Yabby You during the 70s! There's a dark, brooding intensity to these tracks right from the start – from the deep, bassy bottoms of the dubs – to the prophetic lyrics of the tunes, which often ... (Reggae) read more CD

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoBlues For Tee ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), New Copy ... Around August 6, 2014
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Tsuyoshi YamamotoIn Crowd ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), New Copy ... Around August 6, 2014
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Tsuyoshi YamamotoLive In Montreux ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), New Copy ... Around August 6, 2014
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New Tsuyoshi YamamotoMidnight Sugar (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The midnight sugar here comes from pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – who's playing with a soulful, bluesy sort of style – one that reminds us a bit of Ray Bryant back in the 60s, but which also comes across here with a fair bit of lighter, lyrical touches as well! As with other Three Blind ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoMidnight Sun ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), New Copy ... Around August 6, 2014
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Tsuyoshi YamamotoStar Dust ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), New Copy ... Around August 6, 2014
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Tsuyoshi YamamotoSummertime ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), New Copy ... Around August 6, 2014
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New Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioLive At The Misty (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Long tracks and plenty of room to groove – a really great little session from Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, and one with some added conga to boot! Don't confuse this one with Yamamoto's other 70s date with Misty in the name, because this album's a live one – and it comes across ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioMisty ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not "Misty" in an Errol Garner sense – although Tsuyoshi Yamamoto serves up his own version of the tune here – and instead a hip set from the Three Blind Mice scene of the 70s, with a very open, freewheeling approach to piano trio work! Yamamoto's a bit straighter than some ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto/George OtsukaNow's The Time ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), New Copy ... Around August 6, 2014
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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 ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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New YambuYambu ... CD
Montuno, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet and sunny 70s Latin – the standout album from Yambu, a pretty hip group! The group's mostly a jazz-based one – and works with percussion from direction Milton Hamilton to forge a sound that's cleaner and more stripped-down than a lot of other groups at the time. There's some ... (Latin) read more CD

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Yancey BoysSunset Blvd (with bonus instrumentals) ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 17.98
The full length debut of the Yancey Boys – Frank Nitt & Illa J – the former of the venerable duo Frank N Dank, the latter J Dilla's rhyme centric younger brother – who come together with the dual purpose of keeping J Dilla's production pedigree alive, and to simply deliver ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Sunset Blvd ... LP 22.99

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New Yarbrough & PeoplesTwo Of Us (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A massive hit for the duo of Calvin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples – and for good reason too! The set's equally well-balanced between upbeat, keyboard-heavy groovers and key mellower tracks – just the kind of rounded record we might expect from Ashford & Simpson at their late 70s best ... (Soul) read more CD

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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 ... (Jazz) read more 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo (Onra/Buddy Sativa)Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo ... CD
All City (Ireland), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprisingly spiritual collaboration between Onra and and Buddy Sativa – one that's filled with lots of rich acoustic sounds that recall the glory days of the 70s spiritual jazz scene and the post-Coltrane years on Impulse Records! Most of the music is handled just by the two musicians, ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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New YellowjacketsMirage A Trois ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Hajime YoshizawaJapan ... CD
Village Again (Japan), 2008. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the greatest efforts so far from Hajime Yoshizawa – a set that has some heavy jazz influences, and almost hearkens back to his roots – yet one that's also awash in some of his best 21st Century soul styles as well! The album has a snapping acoustic energy that's right up there ... (New Grooves) 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Karen YoungHot Shot (with bonus tracks) ... CD
West End/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Around June 25, 2014 (delayed)
Classic club from Karen Young – definitely one of the campier talents on the West End label, but still pretty soulful overall! The album's almost more in the mode of work on Prelude than West End – as tracks are all long, and roll along with a fair bit of instrumentation in the mix ... (Soul) 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 ... (Jazz) 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Lester YoungLester Young Memorial Album ... CD
Epic (Japan), Late 30s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Some of Lester Young's first great moments of prominence – his late 30s recordings with the Count Basie Band, offered here in a well-done collection issued as a memorial after his death in 1959! The sets are all led by Basie, but most feature strong saxophone lead by Young – solos that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Young & CompanyI Like What You're Doing To Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The only full length album we've ever seen from this youthful combo – and a killer set that's gotten plenty of play over the years! Young & Company were an obscure New Jersey group who struck big momentarily with the single "I Like What You're Doing To Me", and got a brief ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Don't Happen No More ... LP 24.99

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New Young-Holt TrioWack Wack ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff from bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Red" Holt! At the time of this release, the pair had already risen to great fame as the rhythm backing for Ramsey Lewis in his first trio – but broke out on their own as a solo act, with a real focus on rhythmic piano ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Young-Holt UnlimitedJust A Melody (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of a great run of grooves from the legendary team of bassist Eldee Young and drummer Redd Holt – a smoking batch of instrumentals done in the best Chicago soul style of the time! Young and Holt got their start in the early trio of Ramsey Lewis – but here, they've fully expanded to ... (Soul) read more CD

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Young-Holt UnlimitedSoulful Strut ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
A funky soul instrumental classic – all the way through! The team of Eldee Young and Redd Holt first came to prominence with Ramsey Lewis' first Chicago trio, then branched out on their own as a jazz act – but by the time of this set, they'd picked up a hipper, funkier late 60s sort of ... (Soul) read more CD
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Soulful Strut ... LP 6.99
Soulful Strut ... LP 6.99

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Youngblood Brass BandPax Volumi ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
Wonderful work from this combo who really live up to the "young blood" in their name – way more than just a standard brass band, as they draw on styles from a range of genres that include funk and hip hop, plus a slight touch of punk as well! There's an edge to the performance that ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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New Adrian Younge with The DelfonicsAdrian Younge Presents The Delfonics ... CD
Wax Poetics, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really stunning little record – way more than we expected – and our expectations were already pretty darn high! The album's contemporary – and features legendary Delfonics lead singer William Hart working with younger studio whiz Adrian Younge – who gives the whole thing ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Pia ZadoraWhen The Lights Go Out (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
FTG, New Copy ... Late July, 2014
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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 ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Emiliano ZapataHoy Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor (Mexico), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The obscure second album from Emiliano Zapata – one of the coolest groups on the Mexican scene of the early 70s! Like the first, this one's got a quality that's right up there with the best South American psych of the time – fuzzy guitars mixed with funky rhythms, and some occasionally ... (Rock) read more CD
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New ZaperokoZaperoko 2 – Still Crazy ... CD
Montuno, 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked salsa gem from the New York scene of the 80s – one of those great Montuno Records albums that was a lot more rootsy than most other work of the time! The group work here with a blend of salsa energy and deeper Afro-Cuban roots – especially on the percussion, which really ... (Latin) read more CD

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New ZappNew Zapp IV U (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Zapp at the height of their powers – a bit more focused than before, but every bit as funky! Roger's production here is impeccable – done with a great ear for the most soulful side of the group's talents, which keeps them far from some of the more commercial groups who were copping ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available New Zapp IV U (180 gram pressing) ... LP 9.99

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Caterina ZapponiRomantica ... CD
Motema, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
A very groovy vocal set from singer Catherina Zapponi – an artist who sings in French and Italian throughout, with small combo backing that's almost in a Paris 30s mode! The group features great guitar from Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, and Yotam Silberstein – who often evoke a ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New Tom ZeEstundando O Samba/Se O Caso E Chorar ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1972/1976. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A collection of two wonderful early 70s albums from Tom Ze, recorded just after the Tropicalia years! Estundando O Samba is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Tom ZeTropicalia Lixo Logico ... CD
Passarinho (Brazil), 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the wildest work we've heard from Tom Ze in years – a set that returns to some of the darker themes of his famous 70s recordings, and one that features a great balance between experimental sounds and more playful modes! The rhythms are especially compelling – fresh sounds ... (Brazil) read more CD

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ZedasheIntangible Pearls – Ancient Polyphony From The Republic Of Georgia ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99
Sublime vocal work from a contemporary Georgian ensemble – but one who work strongly in the best ancient modes of the Eastern world! The group have an amazing polyphonic approach – voices rising and falling, crossing and turning, coming together in a way that's far more than usual ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Denny ZeitlinCathexis ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Around September 24, 2014
Very hip piano trio work – the first Columbia album by Denny Zeitlin, a young fresh talent in the 60s, with an approach that was lyrical, slightly modern, and a bit soulful. The album features a great rhythm section of Cecil McBee on bass and Freddy Waits on drums. Most tunes are originals ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Denny ZeitlinShining Hour – Live At The Trident ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Around September 24, 2014
An excellent live outing from pianist Denny Zeitlin – recorded at the height of his early powers! The session's got a fresly new conception to piano-based jazz – a style that resonates nicely with the best 60s work of Steve Kuhn or Keith Jarrett, sharing some of the tenderness of the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Si ZentnerFrom Russia With Love/Warning Shot ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Si Zentner back to back – two nice ones from the 60s on a single CD! From Russia With Love is one of the grooviest Si Zentner albums of the 60s – thanks to a host of hip spy themes that keep things interesting throughout! The material really brings out the best in Si – as does ... (Now Sound) read more CD

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New Si ZentnerRight Here Right Now/Rhythm Plus Blues ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1963/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of overlooked gems from Si Zentner – both from the Liberty Records scene of the 60s! First up is Right Here Right Now – a mod swinger from bandleader Si Zentner – a talent who's always ready to groove with the times – which in this case means that he's got a sweet ... (Now Sound) read more CD

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Si Zentner & Martin DennyMore/Exotica Suite ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy ... $16.99
Two of the grooviest Si Zentner albums of the 60s – both of them great, but in very different ways! More is Si's attempt to follow up on the Italian soundtrack hit of the time – but the album also features loads of other great tracks from the time, done as very jazzy instrumentals by ... (Now Sound) 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 ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Och Den Stora Fragan (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 26.99

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New Monica ZetterlundMonica Zetterlund ... CD
Universal (Norway), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest sets ever recorded by Swedish singer Monica Zetterlund – a cool late 60s album that has some really wonderful songs! At some level, Monica's still very firmly in jazz vocal territory – but she's also letting in strands of hipper 60s pop work, in a mode that's ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New James ZitroZitro ... CD
ESP, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the only albums we've ever seen from drummer James Zitro – a player who'd worked as a percussionist for one of the Sonny Simmons' albums on ESP Records, then was invited to cut his own date for the label! There's a really groundbreaking sound here – an approach to percussion ... (Jazz) read more CD

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ZoManMade ... CD
Hard Boiled, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
We've been digging Zo for many years, and knew he was a superstar right from the start – but this time around, he blows us away even more than ever! The album's got a special spark that goes beyond even all the great music Zo's given us before – and even past his work with Foreign ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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New ZoSunstorm ... CD
Hard Boiled, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A damn great little record from Zo – one that has him stepping forward brilliantly from his previous series of self-released records – moving into really heavyweight territory with the Foreign Exchange team, on a set that features guest vocals from Phonte, Sy Smith, Lady Alma, Yazarah, ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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New Attila ZollerJazz Soundtracks – Original Music From The Arthouse Films Of Hans Jurgen Poland 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest German jazz guitarists – heard here in some of his grooviest work of the 60s – an amazing batch of material recorded for the art house films of director Hansjurgen Pohland! Zoller already had a modern tone by the time of these recordings – a sublime sound on ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Jazz Soundtracks – Original Music From The Arthouse Films Of Hans Jurgen Poland 1962 to 1967 ... LP 24.99

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ZombiesRIP – The Lost Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sweet Dandelion/Varese, Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Great late work from The Zombies – tracks that are a perfect bridge between Odessey & Oracle and the early records from Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent! The cuts here include some late singles issued as part of the Time Of The Zombies album in the US, and other Decca work from the time ... (Rock) read more CD

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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... Early August, 2014
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New John ZornAlchemist ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of pretty compelling compositions from John Zorn – each with a different flavor, but sharing a similar spirit to his recent larger-concept projects! "The Alchemist" is a string quartet based on hermetic Angelic actions – spun out over a long space in a single movement, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New John ZornHermetic Organ Vol 2 – St Paul's Chapel ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
John Zorn really takes off here with some amazing sounds on the organ of St Paul's Chapel – an exploration of the large pipe organ variant of the instrument, really pushed to the limits in a way that recalls Zorn's early experiments on alto sax! Despite the "hermetic" in the title, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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John ZornOn Leaves of Grass ... CD
Tzadik, New Copy ... Early August, 2014
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