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New Pepper Adams10 to 4 At The 5 Spot ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from saxophonist Pepper Adams – quite possibly one of his most hard-blowing sets on record! The album's a live date, recorded at the legendary Five Spot – and the group here is a swinging one with plenty of soul jazz touches – a combo that includes a young Bobby ... (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
Also available Cannonball Adderley Sextet In New York (Keepnews collection) ... CD 4.99

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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
Also available Things Are Getting Better ... LP 19.99

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New Nat Adderley & The Three SoundsBranching Out ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Joe Albany with Warne MarshRight Combination ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A teaming of two modern jazz talents from differing generations – one, pianist Joe Albany, rediscovered and re-recorded here after a number of years of obscurity during the 50s – the other, Warne Marsh, an emerging genius with one of the best tenor tones of his generation. The pair ... (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 Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Three – For The Second Time ... LP
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A Count Basie trio set – the second meeting of the Kansas City Three, a combo that features Ray Brown on bass an Louis Bellson on drums! Basie's really great here – out front, and moving with modes that are quite different than his fuller group sessions – surprisingly sensitive ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Louie Bellson & Walfredo De Los ReyesEcue – Ritmos Cubanos ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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)... Mid-December, 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

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New George Benson/Jack McDuffNew Boss Guitar Of George Benson ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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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 ... $3.99
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)... Mid-November, 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 3.99

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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
Also available Jazz At The College Of The Pacific (10 inch LP) ... LP 19.99

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Ray BryantMontreux 77 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1972. Used ... $4.99
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New Jaki ByardOn The Spot! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 ... $4.99
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New Ron Carter with Eric Dolphy & Mal WaldronWhere? ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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New Buck ClaytonClassic Swing Of Buck Clayton ... CD
OJC/Riverside, 1946. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Buck Clayton & Buddy TateBuck & Buddy ... CD
Swingville/OJC, 1960. New Copy ... 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 ColemanTomorrow Is The Question! ... LP
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Early January, 2015
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 ... 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 ... 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 24.99

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John ColtraneBlack Pearls ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Mid-November, 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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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)... 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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Junior CookJunior's Cookin' ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
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
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Bob CooperCoop – The Music of Bob Cooper ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $19.99
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New Curtis CounceYou Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite the album's campy cover/title wordplay (a busty model on the front, underneath the word "bounce"), this set's actually a pretty great batch of LA hardbop tunes – cut by Counce with his group that included the late Carl Perkins on drums, Harold Land on tenor, and Jack Sheldon ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Sonny CrissBeat Goes On ... CD
OJC, 1965. New Copy ... 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

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Sonny CrissThis Is Criss! (RVG remastered with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1966. New Copy ... $5.99
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
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Also available This Is Criss! ... LP 9.99

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New Paulinho Da CostaAgora ... CD
OJC, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 DavisStraight Ahead ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great quartet date – no-nonsense, and a perfect setting for Davis to hit some very classic modes! Eddie plays tenor with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Keter Betts on bass, and Bobby Durham on drums. (Jazz) CD

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New Miles DavisBags Groove ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Miles Davis from that pivotal year of 1954 – featuring work from 2 different sessions, both of them great! The title track on the album is a key reading of "Bag's Groove", presented here in two versions, both recorded by a quintet that includes Milt "Bags" Jackson ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Miles DavisBlue Moods ... LP
OJC, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... Early December, 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

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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

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New Miles DavisDig (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1951. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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Miles DavisRelaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
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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New Miles DavisSteamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early pairing of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – one of the duo's mid 50s classics for Prestige, as you might guess from the verb in the title! And although "Steamin" might be a word that's a bit too firey to describe the action going on here, the album's got a tremendous ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Miles DavisWorkin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $2.99
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 CD

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New Miles DavisWorkin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD 2.99

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $3.99
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 CD
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Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 (RVG remaster edition – with bonus track) ... CD 4.99
Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 ... LP 15.99

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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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Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 (RVG remaster edition – with bonus track) ... CD 4.99
Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 1 ... CD 3.99

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New Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 2 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
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 CD

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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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Charles EarlandBlack Talk! ... CD
OJC, 1970. Used ... $6.99
A pivotal album in the development of the use of the Hammond organ in jazz – and Charles Earland's first exposure to a large audience! Durign the 60s, Charles was bumping around the Philly scene quite a bit – and recorded some small group indie sides that first gave a glimpse of his ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Black Talk! ... LP 5.99

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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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New Bill EvansNew Jazz Conceptions ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 CD

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New Bill EvansNew Jazz Conceptions ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Tal FarlowReturn Of Tal Farlow/1969 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little return to form for Tal Farlow – his first recording in a decade, and a rare Prestige side that features a groovy quartet with John Scully on piano, Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums. There's a different vibe here than Tal's work for Verve – a bit more open, but ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar PetersonElla & Oscar (with bonus tracks) (OJC Remasters) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ForrestMost Much! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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Red GarlandRed Garland's Piano ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
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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Dizzy GillespieFree Ride ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... $9.99
A wicked bit of 70s funky fusion from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded with his old piano player from the 60s, Lalo Schifrin! Lalo arranged, conducted, and plays plenty of keyboards – giving the album a wicked groove that's a bit different than some of Dizzy's other 70s work – a bit ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Dizzy Gillespie & Arturo SandovalTo A Finland Station ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Heavy trumpets here – lead lines from both Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval, playing together in a sweet session recorded in Finland! The set's got an open, flowing feel – one that matches some of the best Gillespie work on Pablo – those sides where the label really was able ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Stephane Grappelli & Joe Pass & Niels Henning OrstTivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1980. Used ... $6.99
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New Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisTough Tenors ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... $6.99
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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Coleman HawkinsAt Ease With Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Moodsville/OJC, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Around December 23, 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 Relaxes ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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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 Milt JacksonBig Bags – Milt Jackson Orchestra ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 JJ Johnson & Kai Winding/Bennie GreenKai & Jay/Bennie Green With Strings ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1952/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Etta JonesDon't Go To Strangers ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... $3.99
Could anyone ever utter a sexier line than "Don't go to strangers, come to me?" We think not, and it's material like that that makes the album a real killer from Etta Jones – one of her best from the 60s, cut when she was really developing her skills as a vocalist, but still had ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Don't Go To Strangers ... LP 4.99

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New Richie KamucaWest Coast Jazz In Hi Fi ... CD
Hi Fi/OJC, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A hard-swinging session that's much hipper than you might guess from the "hi fi" or "west coast" in the title – recorded with none of the cliches that both tags might make you think – and instead a well-crafted set of solos from the mighty Richie Kamuca! Back in the ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available West Coast Jazz In Hi Fi ... LP 19.99

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New Roger KellawayRoger Kellaway Trio ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forgive Roger Kellaway for all the other snoozy work he's ever done – because this album's a treasure! Kellaway's working with a jazz trio that includes drummer Dave Bailey – and the set's a hip one with a mix of straight soul jazz grooving and some more experimental twists that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Barney KesselBarney Kessel Plays Carmen ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
An odd choice for material, but a surprisingly nice record – and just the kind of session needed to break Barney Kessel out of some of his too-familiar trio modes of the 50s! The record here features jazz takes on tunes from the opera Carmen – in case you didn't figure that out from ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Barney KesselPoll Winners ... LP
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Early December, 2014
A simple but elegant set from the west coast scene of the 50s – one that features the trio of "poll winners" Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all coming together in tight formation for the set! There's a well-crafted mood to the record ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Latin Jazz Quintet + Eric DolphyCaribe ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterful meeting of Eric Dolpy and The Latin Jazz Quintet – a record that shows a rare Latin side of Dolphy's talents, but one that's totally great! The core group here are the ensemble led by conga player Juan Amalbert with vibes, piano, bass, and percussion – a group who helped ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Mangione Brothers SextetJazz Brothers ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think what you want about Chuck and his 70s hits, this version of the Mangione Brothers is a cooker! Chuck is on trumpet, Gap is on piano, and the rest of the group features Larry Combs on alto, Sal Nistico on tenor, Bill Saunders on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – all grooving in a nice ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Shelly ManneMore Swinging Sounds (aka Swinging Sounds In Stereo) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few great records that alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano cut with Shelly Manne – and a heck of a wonderful record that really set a new tone for Shelly's groove at the time! Things here are a bit looser and freer than before – longer tracks with more room for solos to really ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Shelly MannePeter Gunn ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful version of the famous Henry Mancini score – arguably better than the original soundtrack for the TV show! Shelly Manne leads a small group of west coasters that includes Victor Feldman on vibes, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Russ Freeman on piano – plus Herb Geller on alto, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 1 – The West Coast Sound ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... $7.99
A pretty darn great record – the first full length LP cut by Shelly, issued by Contemporary in the mid 50s, and pulling together side from sessions in 1953, some of which were issued previously, others of which appear for the first time here. The tracks are short and playful – very ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Shelly ManneSwinging Sounds – Shelly Manne & His Men Vol 4 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Charlie Mariano was one of the best things to ever happen to Shelly Manne – as the young altoist's icy talent was a perfect match for Manne's west coast cool, but his Boston soul really added a lot more emotional depth than had ever been previously recorded on some of Manne's sessions. This ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Swinging Sounds – Shelly Manne & His Men Vol 4 ... LP 11.99

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Pat MartinoEl Hombre ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
The first album that guitarist Pat Martino ever cut as a leader – and an excellent mix of styles that links his soul jazz roots with his later, trippier recordings! The group here is a sextet, and it features organist Trudy Pitts (who was Martino's boss at the time), plus flute, drums, and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ken McIntyre with Eric DolphyLooking Ahead ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $5.99
A legendary meeting of these two modernists – and a record that's filled with sharp-edged new ideas! Both Ken McIntyre and Eric Dolphy play alto and flute on the album – and Dolphy contributes a bit of bass clarinet as well – and the pair receive a bit of straighter backing than ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jackie McLean4, 5 & 6 ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
An unusual title, but one that refers to Jackie McLean in quartet, quintet, and sextet formation – a growing lineup that develops along the course of the record, as new players are added into the mix with a casual, almost blowing session approach! The set begins with Jackie's alto set out in ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusDuo & Trio ... CD
Debut/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... $11.99
Include some of Mingus' great early work with the Strings & Keys combo! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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New Charles Mingus with Jackie Paris, The Gordons, etcDebut Rarities Vol 4 ... CD
Debut/OJC, 1952/1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very rare slice of work from Charles Mingus – sides recorded for his Debut label that featured vocalists in the lead! Backing is by Mingus-led combos on all tracks – but the presence of singers makes for a great change in the music – not a sleepy, torch jazz vocal style – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Blue MitchellBlue Soul ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is ... (Jazz) read more CD
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New Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners (20 bit mastering) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Music ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A landmark in jazz – easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor – and if you' ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Monk's Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99
Monk's Music (Korean pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Music (Korean pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC (Korea), 1957. Used ... $9.99
A landmark in jazz – easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor – and if you' ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Monk's Music ... LP 15.99
Monk's Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $2.99
A landmark in jazz – easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor – and if you' ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available
Monk's Music ... LP 15.99
Monk's Music (Korean pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... $3.99
A full length set that compiles earlier sessions cut under either the name of Thelonious Monk or Sonny Rollins – most of them together in the same group! At the time of recording, Monk was an established figure on the bop scene, but Rollins was still a fresh voiced up-and-comer – yet ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Around December 9, 2014
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP 11.99

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New Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP 11.99
 
 



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