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A wealth of bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual jazz, jazz funk, fusion, avant garde, and traditional jazz!

FPE, 2014. New Copy
Mindblowing sounds from Chicago flute player Nicole Mitchell – a set of work inspired by the science fiction writings of Octavia Butler – with a striking style to match! Although the music has some arch qualities that live up to the darkness of Butler's writings, the performance here ... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy/In Crowd, 1962. New Copy
Seminal work from the duo of Archie Shepp and Bill Dixon – easily one of the greatest modern jazz pairings of the 60s! If you only know Shepp from his later work, you'll hear something very different here – as his tenor's often brought into tight focus with the trumpet of Dixon – ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy
Sweet soulful flute galore – a pair of albums from Art Webb, back to back on a single CD! Mr Flute is a tasty batch of uptempo instrumentals from Webb – a lesser-known funky flute player, but one who played on a huge amount of Latin sessions during the 70s (check your session notes, ... CD
Misterioso (Riverside)
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)
A key classic from Thelonious Monk's years at Riverside – and an album that's as compelling as its haunting title! The session features Thelonious working with a great quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, playing these wonderfully angular lines; Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, working ... LP, Vinyl record album
Virgin (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 2CDs
A wild and wonderful collection that mixes together music from Roland Kirk, The Pop Group, Sun Ra, Norman Connors, Gil Melle, 23 Skidoo, Alice Coltrane, Tony Williams, and many others! ... CD
Blue & Purple
Stunt (Denmark), 2004. Used
Free Factory (Spain), Mid 60s. Used
Bella (Mexico), 2003. Used
Fontana/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1967. Used 2CD
Brilliant 60s work from John Dankworth – a 2CD set with Zodiac Variations & $1,000,000 Collection! Zodiac Variations is among Dankworth's greatest albums of the period – recorded in both New York and London, with a mix of American and British players that includes Ronnie Scott, Bob ... CD
Uppsala Concert Vol 2
Serene (France), 1961. Used
An especially rare live set from Eric Dolphy – recorded on an early trip to Sweden in 1961, and featuring some especially long tunes that really let him open up! Dolphy's working here with a local trio for backup – Rony Johansson on piano, Kurt Lindgren on bass, and Rune Carlsson on ... CD
Percussion & Bass
Everest, Late 50s. Very Good-
Percussion, bass, and nothing else at all – a really wonderful album, especially for the time – and quite historic, too – as it really prefigures later experiments like this in European jazz! Jo Jones was always hailed as one of the most innovative drummers of his generation, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Power Of Positive Swinging
Mainstream/Jazz Heritage, Mid 60s. Used
Wonderful work from one of Clark Terry's best periods – and the kind of stripped-down swinging 60s set that really let him show his most soulful side! The group features Terry on both trumpet and flugelhorn – working in co-leadership with Bob Brookmeyer on trombone – supported by ... CD
Milwaukee Volume
Smalltown Superjazzz (Norway), 2009. Used
Chiasma (SHM CD pressing)
MPS/Universal (Japan), 1975. Used
Stunning free jazz work from Japan! Pianist Yosuke Yamashita leads a trio that includes altoist Akira Sakata and drummer Takeo Moriyama – and the group has clearly absorbed a lot of influences of the free jazz scene developing in Europe during the late 60s. Most of the record is free and ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements ... LP, Vinyl record album
A&M (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold
A unique Japanese-only session – with Don Thompson on piano and bass and Terry Clarke on drums. Tracks include "Kyoto Bells", "Echo", "Without Words", and "Two Special People". ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), 1971. Used
Amazing sounds from British pianist Keith Tippett – a startling crossroads of musical scenes that beautifully brings together the best jazz, rock, and jazz rock impulses on the UK scene at the time – still with a freshness and clarity that the work would never reach a few years later! ... CD
Live At The Purcell Room
Ogun (UK), 2010. Used
A pretty wonderful live set of "spontaneous composition" from Keith & Julie Tippett – with moments of spare atmosphere and others of rapt tension – recorded at The Purcell Room in London, for the London Jazz Festival, captured for the BBC program Jazz On 3. The set is ... CD
Free Spirit – A Don Cherry Tribute
Amigo (Sweden), 2006. Used
This former member of the Rena Rama group steps out in a loving tribute to Don Cherry – who was himself an importance force on the Swedish scene at the same time as Aberg's earlier fame! The album's got a slow-building quality that reminds us a fair bit of the Cherry of later years – a ... CD
Running With Scissors
Geode, 1993. Used
Origin, 2008. Used
Soul Note (Italy), 1995. Used
With Joe Lovano on tenor and Randy Brecker on trumpet. ... CD
Main Attraction
Kudu, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean ... LP, Vinyl record album
Infinite Possibility
Sunnyside, 2013. Used
Buck Jumpin'
Swingville, Early 60s. Very Good-
Straight session of swing-based jazz tracks, featuring guitarist Al Casey, who worked quite a bit with Fats Waller, and later with King Curtis. Rudy Powell plays alto and clarinet, and the great Herman Foster is on piano. The tracks are long, with room for solos in that mid-50's Verve-esque way ... LP, Vinyl record album
Moodsville/Status, 1962. Very Good-
An obscure session by tenorist Sam "The Man" Taylor – and quite possibly his best! This one's a lot more open-ended than some of his more famous MGM recordings, and was cut with a small group that includes Wally Richardson on guitar, Lloyd Mayers on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Ed ... LP, Vinyl record album
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good-
One of the most obscure Johnny Hodges albums for Verve! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Australian Jazz Quartet (10" pressing)
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good-
Forget the hokey kangaroo picture on the cover, because the record's a mighty sweet set of 50s modern jazz – played by some key musicians from Australian who were working in the US at the time! The record's got a style that's somewhere between the hippest sessions of LA and Sweden at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Not Two (Poland), 2012. Very Good+
7-inch, Vinyl record
Broken Research, 2007. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Tsunami .2
Majora, 1992. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Action Refraction
Palmetto, 2011. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Euphorium (Germany), 2005. Sealed Gatefold
LP, Vinyl record album
Live In Havanna Vol 2
Messidor (Germany), 1987. Near Mint-
Nice session of 80s Latin jazz tracks, recorded in Havana in 1986, and featuring the kind of long, jamming tracks that let Rubalcaba really open up on keyboards. The group also features sax work by Manuel Varela – who takes a searing solo on the cut "Pluma", and plays nicely on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
World Pacific, 1962. Very Good
Victor Feldman plays piano and vibes on this trio set of tracks from the score to the hit Broadway show. The sound is pretty straight, but the real highlight here is the great lost LA drummer Lawrence Marable, who is nice and free, and gets more room to move than in his usual soul jazz outings. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sweet Beat
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. Near Mint-
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sax Appeal
Telestar (Sweden), 1960. Near Mint-
A fantastic set of Swedish modern jazz from the start of the 60s – a group organized by pianist Nils Lindberg, who also did the compositions and arrangements – but one that features killer contributions from saxophonists who include Lars Gullin on baritone, Rolf Billberg on alto, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Yupiteru (Japan), 1978. Near Mint-
One of the few albums ever from this obscure Philippine saxophonist! ... LP, Vinyl record album
And Your Ivory Voice Sings
Leo (UK), 1985. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Day Of the Dead
Mosaic (UK), 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
A 2LP set, one of Graham Collier's longer and more striking works. The Day Of The Dead is suite based on the work of Malcolm Lowry – and includes spoken passages from Under The Volcano, Dark As The Grave Wherein My Friend Is Laid, and Forest Path To The Spring, all set to evocative backdrops ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sheffield, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP
A weird composition from guitarist George Russell – with percussion by Victor Feldman, Shelly Manne, and Larry Bunker – and piano from Lincoln Mayorga. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Smalltown Superjazzz, 2004. Near Mint-
7-inch, Vinyl record
Grass Roots
Blue Note, 1969. Near Mint- (reissue)
A real stroke of genius from pianist Andrew Hill – and a surprising one too! After an initial legacy of groundbreaking experimental sides for Blue Note, Hill returns to his "grass roots" on this excellent session of straight ahead, fairly funky, soul jazz piano tunes! In the notes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Near Mint- (reissue)
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hi Yo Silver
De Tone, Mid 70s. Very Good-
A cool set from Chicago – a bit of soul jazz, a bit of vocals, and some mighty cool instrumentation at times! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Saturn, Early 60s/1975. Very Good-
One of the more unusual albums in the Sun Ra discography – a bit confusing, due to a similar title to others! Side one is older vintage – and features surprisingly great takes on "What's New" and "Autumn In New York", played by a small group with Ra on a slightly ... LP, Vinyl record album
Signature, Late 50s. Very Good-
An unusual session – one with Terry Gibbs on piano instead of vibes! Cover has some light seam splitting, and a few small bits of tape. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Before We Were Born
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Splasch (Italy), 2004. Used
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), Late 50s. Used
An early moment of greatness for Jimmy Smith – an album that features his young, raw Hammond in the combo of Don Gardner – with a groove that's part jazz, part soul, and part R&B! The Smith of this era bears much more of a link to some of the first organ jazzers of the 50s – ... CD
Updated April 19, 2014