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

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
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
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
Splasch (Italy), 2004. Used
King (Japan), 1958. Used
Poll winners from the Japanese scene of the late 50s – stepping out in a special live performance from the time! The album's almost got a Verve Records sort of feel – especially from the all-star tip – and tunes are more swing than bop, although there's definitely a few modern ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1984. Used
A great little set from guitarist Shungo Sawada – a player who was Japan's answer to Wes Montgomery in the 60s – and went onto cut some really nice records in later years too! This album's definitely one of that batch – and has a sparkling quality that's very much like Sawada's ... CD
Laughing Soul
Prestige (Japan), 1966. Used
A fantastic lost bit of soul jazz from the 60s! The great reedman George Braith makes a rare non-Blue Note appearance here – working in a tightly grooving mode that's even groovier than his better-known work for that label! The group here features Grant Green on guitar and John Patton on ... CD
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
Al Maslakh, 2007. Used
Michael Zerang on percussion – in duets with a number of other musicians! ... CD
Bella (Mexico), 2003. Used
Pucchini's Turandot
Blue Note (Japan), 1992. 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
Play Bach Vols 1 & 2
Universal (France), 1959/1960. Used
2 groundbreaking albums for the Paris jazz scene, offered up on one CD. Although Loussier's formula was often copied during the 60s, at the time of these recordings, his mix of jazz and classical styles was fairly revolutionary – and a perfect way to link the postwar European love of jazz ... CD
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
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
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
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
Smalltown Superjazzz (Norway), 2007. Used
Milwaukee Volume
Smalltown Superjazzz (Norway), 2009. Used
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
Caprice (Sweden), Late 50s. Used 3CDs
Swedish jazz takes it to the next level – drawing on all the growth and development of the early 50s, and really finding their own voice in the latter half of the decade! Some of the work here still feels like the best Swedish stuff of a few years before – almost west coast modern, ... CD
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
Impulse, 1963. Used
A landmark album of vocal jazz – and one of the few sessions that John Coltrane ever cut with a singer! In a way, the album's more Hartman's than it is Coltrane's – given that Johnny's warm, mellow style of singing isn't as free and open as Trane at his most adventurous – but at ... 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
Bellaphon (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- 2LP
With Lew Soloff on trumpet, George Young on tenor, David Matthews on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums! ... 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
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
Sly Meets Callas
Zennez (Netherlands), 2012. Used
Soprano voice and four different saxophones – a really unusual combination, with sparkling musical results! The title's a bit hokey, but the record's got a wonderfully fresh feel – angular lines from this Dutch sax quartet – very much in the best spirit of 80s experiments in the ... CD
Lost Tapes
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. Used
Rare material from Indianapolis vibesman Billy Wooten – previously unreleased tracks that start with his years in The Wooden Glass, then stretch out into even more obscure territory! The first 3 tracks on the set are all live jams with plenty of heavy vibes from Billy – tracks that ... CD
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
Empathy/Simple Matter Of Conviction
Verve (Germany), 1962/1966. Used
A pair of great Bill Evans albums for Verve – both a very good fit together! The cover of Empathy co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s ... 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
Place To Start
P-Vine (Japan), 1986. Used
A lost chapter of genius from vibes player Billy Wooten – and a great one too! The set's a rare outing with Hammond giant Groove Holmes – laid out nicely here in a quartet setting that offers up plenty of Billy's great vibes mixed with the organ – in a mode that's very different ... CD
Running With Scissors
Geode, 1993. Used
Ivy Trio
482 Music, 2007. 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
Updated April 18, 2014