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

Blue Note, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Brian Blade's Fellowship Band keeps on getting better and bolder over the years – really soaring out here under the leadership Blade's great drums – with a soulfully expressive feel that takes us back to his Blue Note albums from the last few years of the 20th century! Pianist Jon ... LP, Vinyl record album
Two As One
Red (Italy), 1986. New Copy
A wonderful little date from pianist Kenny Barron – one that has him working in drumless duo mode, with only the bass of Buster Williams for accompaniment! The tunes are often quite long, and it's beautiful to hear the way Kenny stretches out on the keys – buoyed up warmly by Williams' ... CD
Isis Voyage
Outrageous/Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP
A great counterpart to the rare Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism album – and a set that was recorded right around the same time, with a number of previously unreleased tracks! The spiritual energy of that group has been well-loved by collectors for years – and enjoyed by others thanks to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Intergalactic Beings
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 ... CD
Red (Italy), 1985. New Copy 2CD
A stunner of a set from reedman Phil Woods – just the kind of record to remind us how great he is all over again – even though we've loved so much of his music for years! Phil's working here in that brilliant 80s quintet that includes Tom Harrell on trumpet and Hal Galper on piano ... CD
San Juan
Red (Italy), 1994. New Copy
Sublime sounds from the Jim Snidero group – a combo that flows wonderfully together as a unit, then breaks out as a strong showcase for each individual voice as well! Jim's alto is tied up tightly with the trumpet of Tim Hagans in the frontline – propelled by Kevin Hayes' dynamic piano ... CD
From Granite To Wind
Ogun (UK), 2011. New Copy
A blistering recent set from Brit jazz legend Keith Tippett – proof that his powers are still strong after all these years! The cover and title look a bit new-agey, but the album's got a very avant sound – a free improvisation that runs for almost 50 minutes – featuring a large ... CD
Nasty & Sweet
No Business (Lithuania), 1999. New Copy 2LP
Reedman Thomas Borgman's in some really great company here – bassist Wilber Morris and drummer Reggie Nicholson – both of whom really open up on the album's very long tracks! The set was recorded live at the end of the 90s, but may not have been issued until now – and it features ... LP, Vinyl record album
Breathtake – Piano Solo
Frasco (Japan), 1975. Near Mint-
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Verve/Analogue Productions, 1959. Near Mint- 2LP
Beautifully laidback blowing from the great Ben Webster – captured here in perfect late 50s formation, with wonderful rhythm support from the Oscar Peterson Trio! The tunes aren't super-long, but still have a relatively open feel – possibly improvised in the studio, with a mellow but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Close To You Alone
DIW (Japan), 1990. Near Mint-
With Cowell on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Decca/Verve, 1947. Used 2CDs
A classic live date from Satchmo – and expanded to include the complete performances on that legendary night at Boston's Symphony Hall – for the first time ever! Recorded in November of 1947 and originally released in '51, it's never before been issued with both the first and second ... CD
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
Echoes Of Indiana Avenue
Resonance, 1957/1958. Near Mint- 2LP
A treasure trove of lost work from Wes Montgomery – very early recordings done in his native Indianapolis, and packaged with a great book of vintage photos as well! The set offers a key look at Wes' music before he moved onto greater fame out west – a great slice of sounds that are ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
True Blue
Rooney, 1970s. Near Mint-
Ernest's playing in a straight jazz mode here, with very little reggae or ska influence creeping in. We can't complain about that, as he's a fine jazz artist in his own right, but we're more fond of the more Caribbean flavored sessions. He's joined here by a small ensemble with a batch of players ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic/Collectables, 1964. Used
An extremely haunting version of the score to Porgy & Bess – recorded by the Modern Jazz Quartet at the height of their powers, in a gently soulful version that really takes off from the original. The group have a very free approach here – one that uses Gershwin's originals as a ... CD
Charlie Parker Story
Savoy, 1945/Early 60s. Used
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes ... CD
Genius Of Charlie Parker
Savoy, Late 40s. Used 2CDs
2CDs, and a huge amount of Charlie Parker's seminal recordings for Savoy Records – 35 bop classics in all! ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1955/1957. Used
The last 2 sessions in Decca's Jazz Studio series – both of them pretty darn unique! Jazz Studio 5 was put together under the leadership of arranger Ralph Burns – one of our favorite jazz arrangers ever! As proven by some of his impeccable work crafting larger backings for artists on ... CD
Criss Cross, 2006. Used
Iron Man
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2006. Used
Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy
An expanded setting for the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a very compelling little record that has the core combo augmented by larger orchestrations from Gunther Schuller – who has a very sympathetic ear for their sound! Schuller's charts are never overwhelming – and instead shade ... CD
RCA, Mid 50s. Used
18 tracks, and all the great Bud Powell material recorded for RCA in 1956 and 1957! ... CD
Basin Street Blues
Black Lion (Germany), 1956. Used
Features Trummy Young on trombone, Ed Hall onc larinet, Billy Kyle on piano, and Barrett Deems on drums – plus a bit of vocals from Velma Middleton on one track! ... CD
Wein Women & Song
Atlantic/Collectables, Mid 50s. Used
EmArcy/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954/1955. Used
Don't get this John Williams confused with the bigger-name soundtrack composer of later years – because this set is pure piano jazz all the way through, played by an artist who shined briefly with Stan Getz in the mid 50s! Although little-known, Williams is a great link between bop and ... CD
Red Alone
Prestige/OJC, Early 60s. Used
Pretty unusual work for the time – an album of solo piano tracks, played by Red, in an unfettered format that was rare enough for pianists, but even more so for those in the soul jazz end of the spectrum like Red. The tunes are almost all standards – done by Red in an impeccable manner ... CD
L'Annex Une Scene Surtout Se Reproduisait Chaque Jour Dialecte
Marc Ducret (France), 2004. Used
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2002. Used
Milestone, 2003. Used
A unique "with strings" session from saxophonist Jim Snidero – with Renee Rosnes on piano. ... CD
Jazz-Lab 1 & 2
Lonehill (Spain), 1955/1956/1957. Used
Two classic sessions from the second wave of LA cool jazz of the 50s – both headed up by French horn player John Graas, a player as important to his instrument as Gerry Mulligan was to the baritone sax! Like Mulligan, Graas was working with an instrument that you might normally think of as ... CD
Blue Note (France), 1960. Used
A landmark album – not only for Freddie Redd, but for Jackie McLean, who's the real star of the session! In the early 60s, both Freddie and Jackie played together in a hip New York play called The Connection – working as a part of a live jazz band who were hanging out in an apartment, ... CD
Bossa Nova Bacchanal
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)
Soulful bossa from Blue Note – and a real lost treasure! Tenor giant Charlie Rouse makes a rare appearance as a leader here – working with a percussion-heavy group that includes Willie Bobo, Potato Valdez, and Garvin Masseaux – and hitting a sax-meets-bossa groove that's simply ... LP, Vinyl record album
Verve/Mosaic, 1950s. Used
Lots of rare work from the great trumpeter – material from the albums Roy & Diz, Roy & Diz Vol 2, Little Jazz, Rockin Chair, Dales Wail, Trumpet Battle, Trumpet Kings, Ralph Burns Among The JATPs, Swing Goes Dixie, That Warm Feeling, The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge/Benny Carter, ... CD
Shinjuku Growl
Smalltown Supersound (Norway), 2008. Used
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. Used
Wonderfully warm work from the late 70s years of Lonnie Liston Smith – material from his key stretch a Columbia Records, a time when he'd really learned to tighten up his groove a bit from earlier years, yet still keep all the deeper soul intact! The set kicks off with Song For The Children ... CD
Concord, 1980. Used
Later Brubeck – with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor! ... CD
Destin E (UK), 2008. Used
Ozella (Germany), 2007. Used
Woofy, 2005. Used
With Bob Florence on piano, Carl Saunders on trumpet, and Grant Geissman on guitar. ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1991. Used
With Valery Ponomarev on trumpet, Mickey Tucker on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums! ... CD
Solo Sessions Vol 1
Milestone, 1963. Used
Great solo material from 1963! ... CD
On No On
Mode, 2013. Used
Sunnyside, 2010. Used
Latin Tinge
High Note, 2002. Used
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2010. Used
Verve (Japan), 1955. Used
One of the rarest albums by the guitar jazz great Tal Farlow! The set's one of Tal's best for Verve (although they're all pretty darn good), and it features his edgey guitar in a west coast rhythm trio with Claude Williamson on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. The titles are ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1956. Used
Updated April 17, 2014