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Ahmed Abdul-MalikJazz Sahara ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A seminal world jazz crossover from bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik – one of the first albums ever of its kind, and as fresh today as it was back in the late 50s! At the time of the set, Ahmed was working as Thelonious Monk's bassist – but here, he also plays a fair bit of oud – that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Pepper AdamsEncounter! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 60s greatness from Pepper Adams – an overlooked session that's easily one of his most standout sides of the decade! There's an easygoing swing to the record that's simply wonderful – a well-blown sound that's never too overthought or academic – just pure proof of the sort of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 18, 2014
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... CD
Riverside/Concord/OJC, 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Also available Cannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP

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Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Nat Adderley & The Three SoundsBranching Out ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Nat and Johnny Griffin front The Three Sounds in this easy-going soul jazz session with a nice rolling groove. The set's got a couple of originals – "Sister Caroline" and "Branching Out" – plus versions of "Well You Needn't" and "I've Got Plenty Of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gene Ammons & His All StarsGroove Blues ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
One of the tasty blowing session albums that Jug cut for Prestige – remarkable in the quality of the players (Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Pepper Adams, and others), and in the relaxed easy groove of the solid soulful tracks. There's 4 long cuts, and they all swing nicely nicely nicely! Titles ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Gene Ammons & James MoodyChicago Concert ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late great work from Ammons – an album done at the time of his funk sides for Prestige, but recorded in the style of his earlier years in Chicago! The session's a laidback set of soulful solo-heavy work – recorded as part of a hip series of shows at the North Park Hotel, with a local ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Gene Ammons & Sonny StittWe'll Be Together Again ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961/1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Louie Bellson & Walfredo De Los ReyesEcue – Ritmos Cubanos ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strangely wonderful Latin set with a very drum-heavy approach! Cuban percussionist Walfredo plays in a large group with Louie Belson on the regular kit and "moog drum" – and the rest of the group features strong Latin players like Francisco Aguabella, Clare Fischer, Emil Richards ... (Latin) read more CD
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Tony Bennett/Bill EvansTony Bennett/Bill Evans Album ... LP
Fantasy/OJC, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 23, 2014
If you've ever doubted the real jazz sensibility of Tony Bennett, then this is an album to change your mind – because Tony's working here in a marvelously unadorned setting – with only the piano of Bill Evans to back him up! The record's a rare gem from years after Bennett was cracking ... (Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album (expanded edition) ... CD 7.99

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George Benson/Jack McDuffNew Boss Guitar Of George Benson ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
The first album ever cut by George Benson as a leader – a cooker of a soul jazz set, recorded back when George was the guitarist in Jack McDuff's classic 60s quartet! The album's almost a McDuff Quartet one – since Jack's on Hammond and Red Holloway is on tenor – but the group's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Walter Bishop Jr TrioWalter Bishop Jr Trio 1965 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure early set from Walter Bishop – recorded for the tiny Cotillion label in the mid 60s, and featuring a young Butch Warren on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The setting is simple and soulful – with Walter working through a batch of tunes that are mostly standards, but which ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Art BlakeyCaravan ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
One of the best non-Blue Note sessions from Art Blakey in the 60s – a really searing set that features the sextet lineup of the Jazz Messengers – a group that's filled with legends who include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Reggie Workman ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown Memorial (Prestige) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953. Used ... $5.99
Early 50s material recorded by the late Clifford Brown – issued here in a classic "memorial" package slightly after his death in 1956! And while Brown never recorded much for Prestige – and never really as a leader – these sides are still a great example of his ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown Memorial Album (Prestige) ... LP
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 30, 2014
Early 50s material recorded by the late Clifford Brown – issued here in a classic "memorial" package slightly after his death in 1956! And while Brown never recorded much for Prestige – and never really as a leader – these sides are still a great example of his ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Clifford Brown Memorial (Prestige) ... CD 5.99

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Octet ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
A full LP that combines early work by Dave Brubeck – pulled together from a few 10" LPs, and packaged in a nice cartoony cover. The record features the work of his octet – a group that gives a rare opportunity to hear Brubeck in a large group setting, and one that also features ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dave BrubeckJazz At The College Of The Pacific ... LP
Fantasy/OJC, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
Classic early live material from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – already humming along nicely with some great alto sax from Paul Desmond! The group's in fine form here – a bit more relaxed and open than on their Columbia recordings – with plenty of creative piano lines from Dave, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BryantMontreux 77 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1972. Used ... $6.99
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New Ralph BurnsBijou ... CD
Period/OJC, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing small group work from Ralph Burns – a real standout, given the amount of his larger ensemble sessions in the 50s! The album features Burns on piano – overdubbed on some tracks – working with a combo that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Clyde Lombardi on bass, and Osie ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jaki ByardOn The Spot! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1967. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
One of the great ones! No kidding, Jaki Byard was an amazing talent in the 60s – and records like this one are rare treasures to be sought-after by any serious jazz fan. Byard had an incredible range of talents and influences – and, like his frequent bandmate Roland Kirk, he could ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Benny CarterMontreux 77 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... $5.99
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Ron Carter with Eric Dolphy & Mal WaldronWhere? ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1961. Used ... $3.99
A haunting and unusual batch of tracks from bassist Ron Carter – working here with a group that includes spiritual modernists Eric Dolphy on reeds and Mal Waldron on piano – both players who really add a lot to the set! In a way, the album's more like Dolphy's own work as a leader from ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Charlie Christian/Dizzy GillespieAfter Hours ... CD
Esoteric/OJC, Early 40s. Used ... $9.99
The roots of bebop! During the early 40s, sets held in Harlem nightclubs, especially the famous Minton's, were seminal to the development of bebop – and you'll hear exactly what we mean on this long overdue CD reissue. The set features material recorded by Jerry Newman at Minton's and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Buck ClaytonClassic Swing Of Buck Clayton ... CD
OJC/Riverside, 1946. Used ... $2.99
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New Buck Clayton & Buddy TateBuck & Buddy ... CD
Swingville/OJC, 1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful blowing from Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate – captured here in the relaxed, easy-going setting of the Swingville label! The album's got a lot more charm than some of Clayton's sides for Columbia – a bit more mellow, with the kind of after hours feel that lets players like these ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $2.99
Pre-Atlantic work from Ornette Coleman – one of his first recorded statements in jazz – and one of his boldest! At some level, the complete Coleman sound isn't entirely in place here – as there's a bit of a trace of hardbop in the mix – not entirely, but just a bit. But at ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Ornette ColemanTomorrow Is The Question! ... LP
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 11, 2014
Tomorrow may be the question, but the record screams "today!" – and even this many years after its recording, this early set by Ornette Coleman has an energy and presence that cannot be denied! The sound here is kind of a rougher take on the mode that would gel more strongly on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Buddy ColletteJazz Loves Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Specialty/OJC, 1958. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hip little album from Buddy Collette – one that's ostensibly based around the then-popular idea of a set of Paris-inspired tunes – but which comes off with a sound that's a lot deeper than you might expect! David Axelrod produced the set – it was one of his early projects for ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Buddy ColletteMan Of Many Parts ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Man Of Many Parts ... LP 29.99

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John ColtraneBlack Pearls ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Around October 21, 2014
A beautiful name for a beautiful record – a classic set of hardbop material from John Coltrane's early years as a leader – and a session that has him working with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The album's got a beautifully ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneBye Bye Blackbird ... LP
Pablo/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
John Coltrane live – in a setting that really shows the tenorist starting to stretch out a lot – almost hitting some of the freer modes of a few years later, but still keeping things swinging throughout! The rhythm section is superb – that legendary lineup of Jimmy Garrison on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneDakar ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 17.98
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New John ColtraneSoultrane ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneStandard Coltrane ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
The title may say "standard", but with Coltrane at the helm, the record is anything but! Sure, the tunes are all familiar ones, but the presentation here is a far cry from mainstream piano jazz of the 50s – as John's working in a group with the Red Garland trio for rhythm, as well ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New John ColtraneStardust ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mellow soulful classic by John Coltrane – and one of his best-remembered early albums for Prestige! The session has all the gentle glow that you might guess from the title – a laidback, open-ended approach that has Coltrane blowing long solos over rhythms from the trio of Red Garland ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Junior CookJunior's Cookin' ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Junior's definitely cooking on this session – working with trumpeter Blue Mitchell at a time when both players were members of the Horace Silver Quintet – but in a groove that's somewhat different than the Silver sound overall! Junior Cook's tenor really is tremendous on the record ... (Jazz) read more CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Bob CooperCoop – The Music of Bob Cooper ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $24.99
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Sonny CrissBeat Goes On ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1965. Used ... $2.99
A fantastic album from Sonny Criss! The record is one of his excellent late 60s "comeback" sides for Prestige – and it features incredibly solid, confident, and hard alto solos, blown with a tremendous amount of imagination. Bob Cranshaw and Alan Dawson provide excellent rhythm ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Sonny CrissBeat Goes On ... CD
OJC, 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from Sonny Criss! The record is one of his excellent late 60s "comeback" sides for Prestige – and it features incredibly solid, confident, and hard alto solos, blown with a tremendous amount of imagination. Bob Cranshaw and Alan Dawson provide excellent rhythm ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Beat Goes On ... CD 2.99

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New Sonny CrissThis Is Criss! (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful comeback LP recorded by LA alto genius Sonny Criss in the mid 60s – his first American session after a few years in France, and a few years off the scene back home! Sonny's time away had profound effects on his playing – and on this album, he returns transformed from the ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available This Is Criss! ... LP

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New Sonny CrissThis Is Criss! (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful comeback LP recorded by LA alto genius Sonny Criss in the mid 60s – his first American session after a few years in France, and a few years off the scene back home! Sonny's time away had profound effects on his playing – and on this album, he returns transformed from the ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available This Is Criss! ... LP

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Paulinho Da CostaAgora ... CD
OJC, 1977. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A tasty session of west coast Brazilian grooves – cut by the great percussionist Paulinho Da Costa, with a group that includes Claudio Slon, Larry Williams, and Lee Ritenour. The record's got a very nice breezy feel – with a sound that's similar to some of the Fantasy Brazilian LPs of ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Eddie Lockjaw DavisAfro-Jaws ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soul jazz Latin classic – one that matches the searing tenor work of Eddie Lockjaw Davis with the hard-hitting conga of a young Ray Barretto! The core group of the set is a soul jazz one – with Lockjaw blowing over rhythm by Lloyd Mayers on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Miles DavisBlue Moods ... LP
OJC, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... Around October 14, 2014
An odd little session for Miles Davis – playing here with a great group, but one that's made up of musicians who are all uncommon sidemen for him, even at this early point in his career! Britt Woodman (a nom-du-date?) is on trombone, and Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones are in the rhythm ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blue Moods ... LP 13.99

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Miles DavisCollectors Items ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1953/1956. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
A session of "collectors items" that Miles Davis recorded for Prestige in the 50s – both dates that were too short to be issued as albums by themselves, combined here into one full length record! The first batch of material is from 1953 – and features Davis working with Sonny ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Collectors Items ... LP 7.99

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New Miles DavisDig ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1951. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dig (plus bonus tracks) (OJC Remasters) ... CD 3.99

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Miles DavisDig (plus bonus tracks) (OJC Remasters) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1951. Used ... $3.99
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Miles DavisJazz Showcase ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Miles DavisMiles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954/1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strange mix of material – but some great work overall! Most of the record features Miles Davis recording with a quintet that includes Thelonious Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – on longer versions of "The Man I Love" (in ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Miles DavisMusings Of Miles ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A beautiful little record by Miles Davis – oft overlooked next to some of the better-titled Prestige sessions of the 50s, but a great one nonetheless! The session features Miles working with trio backing from Red Garland on piano, Oscar Pettford on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Miles DavisRelaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the classic early Miles Davis & John Coltrane sessions for Prestige – a well-crafted quintet album that shows Miles finding a stronger voice than ever, and Coltrane beginning to emerge as a key force on his own! Backing is subtle and soulful – handled by the trio of Red ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisWorkin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
One of the four essential quintet sides Miles Davis cut for Prestige in the mid 50s – all modern jazz classics by anyone's measure, along with Steamin', Relaxin' and Cookin'. These quintet sides established Davis and John Coltrane as a significant force to be reckoned with, and helped set ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Eric DolphyOut There ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Eric Dolphy with Booker LittleFar Cry (plus bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... $5.99
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Charles EarlandIntensity (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully-named session – as Charles Earland plays here with an intensity that's undeniable! The album marks a key shift for Earland – one away from the more standard soul jazz mode, into a realm of looser, freer rhythms that really take off from the start – knowing no end on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Duke EllingtonEllington Suites (with bonus track) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1959/1971/1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three slices of rare work by Duke Ellington – all recorded previously as semi-private recordings, and issued here in a short-lived 70s set! As you'd guess by the title, the tracks are all in "suite" form – that broader compositional style that dominated Ellington's later work ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Booker ErvinSong Book ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not as experimental as some of Booker Ervin's other dates for Prestige Records in the 60s – but a really wonderful record that fully explores the deep tones of his Texas tenor, and still lets him come off with a bit of an edge! The title refers to the tunes in the set – which are all ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bill EvansMoonbeams ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $7.99
A very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bill EvansNew Jazz Conceptions ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
Bill Evans' first album as a leader – and a well-titled set that went onto transform the sound of the piano in jazz! The session isn't as lyrically free as some of Evans' later classics, but already has an undeniably fresh approach to the keys – one that's modern, yet never academic ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar PetersonElla & Oscar (with bonus tracks) (OJC Remasters) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Used ... $7.99
Ella Fitzgerald, recorded in a nice lean setting – with mostly just the piano of Oscar Peterson to back her up, plus a bit of extra bass from Ray Brown on a few of the album's tracks! We love Fitzgerald in this mode – which is quite a change from some of her more familiar 70s work, and ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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New Jimmy ForrestForrest Fire ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever cut by hard St. Louis tenorman Jimmy Forrest – and a stripped down quartet side that has him playing with the trio of a young Larry Young! Young's not in his super-hip Blue Note mode yet, but he is a very strong soul jazz player capable of hitting some nice nice ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Jimmy ForrestMost Much! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
Gutsy tenor work from Jimmy Forrest – a player who was poised to rival Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons at the start of the 60s, and who could have easily done so, given the strength of his work for Prestige! The record's one of a few that the St Louis player got to cut for the label – and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Don FriedmanFlashback ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy ... $5.99 14.98
There's nothing "flashback" about this one – because the record's about as in-the-moment as you could be for jazz piano in the early 60s! Don Friedman's a really tremendous player at this point in his career – a sometimes unsung hero in the space between Bill Evans and Keith ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Red GarlandRed Garland's Piano ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Red Garland's piano was certainly humming strong at the time of this session – as Red's trio were one of the key rhythm components of many Prestige albums of the late 50s, but also a real starring act on their own! The album's got a laidback, almost mellow feel that's a bit different from ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Red Garland with John ColtraneSoul Junction ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soul Junction's a great title for this one – because the album's a great meeting point between 50s hard bop and some of the looser, earthier styles that were beginning to show up in the first years of soul jazz! The title track of this one is worth the price of admission alone – as Red ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzQuartets ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1949/1950. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 11, 2014
Groundbreaking early work from Stan Getz – a 12" LP that compiles earlier recordings made for Prestige at the end of the 40s – all of which are a perfect exercise in tone, timing, and balance! The setting is simple – quartets with either Al Haig or Tony Aless on piano – ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dizzy GillespieBig 4 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dizzy's Big 4 here are a quartet of players that includes Ray Brown on bass, Joe Pass on guitar, and Mickey Roker on drums – all of whom work with Dizzy in a lightly skipping groove that's a nice contrast to some of his other 70s work! The style certainly has some of the spacious qualities ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Benny GolsonGettin' With It ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Soul jazz Benny – and very nice! Unlike some of Golson's other, more arranged sessions from the time, this one is a laidback quintet set, with strong emphasis on blowing, which you'll hear plenty of in the album's long open-ended tracks! Golson's tone is always great, but here he hits a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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New Paul GonsalvesGettin' Together ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Hard edged jazz stuff, featuring the great tenorist in a spare (and rare) setting away from Duke Ellington's band. Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Nat Adderley, and Sam Jones lay down a nice soulful groove with a deep bottom, and Gonsalves plays with warmth and imagination throughout. The set includes ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dexter GordonMore Power! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... $7.99
"Power" is right, as this is one of Dex's few great group sessions from the late 60's. Unlike a lot of other records from the time – in which he solos long and meanderingly with a piano trio backing him up, on standards he's played a million times – this one has him playing ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dexter GordonPanther! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1970. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked US date from 1970 – a set that Dexter Gordon recorded during a quick stop home from his time abroad – really cooking away in the Prestige studios with a great little rhythm section, in ways that are quite different than his better-known European work of the time! The ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Dexter GordonResurgence Of Dexter Gordon ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Dexter Gordon – his first after a number of years spent without recording in the late 50s, and one that marked a real return to serious growth as a player during the 60s! The album takes the same approach as Dexter's soon to be recorded Blue Note classics – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Dexter GordonTangerine (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great American set from Dexter Gordon – recorded at a time when most of his bigger records were coming from overseas! The set's got some nice long tracks that really let Gordon open up on tenor – on those well-blown, longform solo modes he was really cracking in the European scene ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Stephane Grappelli & Joe Pass & Niels Henning OrstTivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1980. Used ... $8.99
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New Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisTough Tenors ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Another one of the great Griffin/Davis collaborations from the early 60's, and a tight bit of work with the added appearance of Junior Mance on piano. As you might expect from this cast of characters,the set's got a groove that straddles the hardbop and soul jazz camps, and Griffin and Davis prove ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vince GuaraldiLatin Side Of Vince Guaraldi ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
A wonderfully sweet little album from pianist Vince Guaraldi – a lively dancer that has all the charm of his best soundtrack work, but which also inflects that tone with some really great Latin touches as well! Guaraldi's piano is incredibly lyrical – dancing with a sense of lightness ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteFrom All Sides ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
One of the wonderful 60s collaborations between San Francisco pianist Vince Guaraldi and Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete – a pair who were easily one of America's best contributions to the bossa at the time! Yet the sound here isn't strictly bossa nova overall – thanks to Sete's wider ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Herbie HarperJazz In Hollywood ... CD
Nocturne/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... $6.99
A great little package that features two rare 10" albums by trombonist Herbie Harper – both issued by the short-lived Nocturne label in the 50s! Harper's sound here is totally great – a tightly-crafted approach to his instrument that rivals that of some of his more famous ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Bill HarrisBill Harris & Friends ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Mid 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features work by Ben Webster on tenor! (Jazz) CD

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New Hampton HawesFor Real! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great set by Hampton Hawes – really one of his best ever records, and for a number of reasons! First up, Harold Land's playing tenor on the record, opening it up a lot more than some of Hamp's regular trio sides. Secondly, the bassist on the set is Scott LaFaro, the challenging modernist ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Coleman HawkinsAt Ease With Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Moodsville/OJC, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Around October 14, 2014
Wonderful late work by Coleman Hawkins – a player who was very much "at ease" with himself at the time, and opened up tremendously on albums like this. The format is beautiful – simple small group backings by Tommy Flanagan, Wendell Marshall, and Osie Johnson – with ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins All Stars ... CD
Prestige/Swingville/OJC, 1960. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
Not the sprawling session you'd usually get from a record with "all stars" in the title, and instead a tight small group record that features Coleman Hawkins at his later best! The setting is an outwardly trad one – recorded for the Swingville label with Joe Thomas on trumpet and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Coleman HawkinsHawk Eyes ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1959. Used ... $7.99
Gritty grooves from Coleman Hawkins – a set that has the aging tenorist still working in swing-based formation, but with a much blusier tone than on his Verve albums of the decade! The group's a small one – with Hawkins on tenor and Charlie Shavers on trumpet – plus some ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawk Relaxes ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
The Hawk Relaxes, but never lets himself go – and a set like this is a great illustration of the gentle genius that made so many later Coleman Hawkins records so great! The relaxed setting for this record is a perfect setting for Hawkins to open up and stretch out – working his tenor ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy Haynes/Phineas Newborn/Paul ChambersWe Three ... LP
New Jazz/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
A key outing from drummer Roy Haynes – a classic trio session that has a lot more energy than the usual set from the time – thanks to equal participation from Paul Chambers on bass and Phineas Newborn on piano! The unified approach hinted at in the title certainly comes through in the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanThundering Herd ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1974. Used ... $7.99
Great work from Woody – not as funky as some of his other 70s albums, but still a really excellent album with a much better sound than you'd expect! The group's filled with young hip players – most of whom we don't know, but who play with a lot of soul – and even Woody's pretty ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Earl HinesMonday Date ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Richard Groove HolmesSoul Message ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1965. Used ... $3.99
A key album in the career of Richard Groove Holmes – his first session ever for Prestige Records, and the one that yielded the monster crossover hit version of "Misty"! The sound here is much leaner and cleaner than Groove in his Pacific Jazz years – a tight trio approach ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Richard Groove HolmesSoul Message ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Around November 24, 2014
A key album in the career of Richard Groove Holmes – his first session ever for Prestige Records, and the one that yielded the monster crossover hit version of "Misty"! The sound here is much leaner and cleaner than Groove in his Pacific Jazz years – a tight trio approach ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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New Paul Horn QuintetSomething Blue ... CD
Hi Fi/OJC, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing early work from the mighty Paul Horn – a record cut during a time when he was a damn good musician with a keen sensibility for modernist modal jazz! On this excellent date from 1960, Horn plays both flute and alto sax in a wonderful group – a combo with vibes from Emil Richards ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Milt JacksonBig Bags – Milt Jackson Orchestra ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A sweet larger group session from vibist Milt Jackson – proof that he was really trying to stretch his wings, and get into new things during the 60s! The set's got Milt working with some great help from Tadd Dameron and Ernie Wilkins on larger group arrangements – nicely swinging ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Willis JacksonLegends Of Acid Jazz – Keep On A Blowin'/Thunderbird ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1959/1962. New Copy ... $5.99 18.98
Heavy tenor from Willis Jackson – two early 60s killers for Prestige, back to back on a single CD! First up is Keep On A Blowin – an album that has hard wailin' soul jazz solos by Brother Jack McDuff on organ and Wild Bill Jennings on guitar! Those two, plus Gator, make up the core of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New JJ Johnson & Al GreyThings Are Getting Better All The Time ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A lesser-known later album from JJ Johnson – but a surprisingly great one too, recorded with a sense of fire and inspiration that's no doubt driven by the mighty Al Grey! At the time of this set, Johnson was hardly recording much jazz at all – but Grey was still burning strong, and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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JJ Johnson & Kai Winding/Bennie GreenKai & Jay/Bennie Green With Strings ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1952/1954. Used ... $3.99
A great pairing of sides by two of the fifties greatest trombone acts! JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are on one side, with a boppish set of tunes, and Bennie Green's on the other, with a tight string ensemble. The music holds little surprises, but there's some nice takes on standards and of course, ... (Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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