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Jon LucienI Am Now (plus bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $3.99
The beginning of an amazing run on RCA for vocalist Jon Lucien – working here in a sublime blend of styles that's way beyond simple soul or standard jazz! Lucien's got a sound that's unlike anything we can think of – apart from the countless imitators who've tried for his style in ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Carmen LundyChanges ... CD
Afrasia, 2012. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A wonderful record from Carmen Lundy – filled with original compositions, and recorded with a really solid jazz-based backing! The set's a great reminder of why Lundy is one of our favorite jazz singers ever – one of the few who continue to hold true to their original promise over the ... read more CD
Also available Changes (180 gram pressing) ... LP 38.99

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Carmen LundyNight & Day ... CD
Afrasia, 1987. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Beautiful music from Carmen Lundy – her first album ever, and originally only issued in Japan! Right from the start, Lundy is one of the freshest, freest, most soulful jazz singers you'll ever hear – working here with a tight acoustic group that's in an instantly classic mode – ... read more CD

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Carmen LundySoul To Soul ... CD
Afrasia, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
We've loved Carmen Lundy since the very first time we heard her voice – and that love has only continued to grow over the decades, as she's given us a tremendous run of great records and wonderful music! This time around, Lundy's still strongly in the jazz side of the spectrum, but also ... read more CD
Also available Soul To Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP 52.99

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Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
The great Harold Mabern kicks it hard with a key core group – then finds a way to open up with some surprise guest artists as well – including singers Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, and Norah Jones! The core of the album features Mabern's piano rocketing out with rhythm ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Afro Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP 37.99

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Leila MariaLeila Maria Canta Billie Holiday In Rio ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
Not the usual Billie Holiday tribute set – given the fresh approach that Leila Maria brings to her vocals, and the way that the album's mix of arrangers really change things up! The album's definitely cast in Billie's legacy, but not slavishly so – and instead has this cool, ... (Brazil, Vocalists) read more CD

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Rene MarieSound Of Red ... CD
Motema, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Vocalist Rene Marie has been quietly growing her craft for years – really turning into a hell of an artist, with a sound and a style that's a lot fresher than most! Where others might be content to recover familiar ground, Marie's always trying something new – writing great songs of ... read more CD

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Branford Marsalis with Kurt EllingUpward Spiral ... CD
Okeh, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
A stunning little record – maybe the best album in years for both Branford Marsalis and singer Kurt Elling! On Elling's part, the record's a real back-to-basics affair – as he sings just with the Marsalis Quartet, at a level that really takes us back to the brilliance of his first few ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD

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MayaJazz A Go Go (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Think (Japan), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Jazz a go go, and Paris a go go too – as singer Maya served up a wonderful tribute to female French pop of the late 60s – done at a level that's mostly jazz-based at the core, but which often hits all the right groovy rhythms to fit the tunes! Most of the lyrics here are in French ... read more CD
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Mary Ann McCallDetour To The Moon ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the rare few albums from vocalist Mary Ann McCall – a hell of a great singer, and one with a really moody, dark style! Mary Ann's got all the sad tones and blue hues we love in June Christy's best work – and she arguably works with even hipper backings, too – some ... read more CD
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Sara McKenzieWe Could Be Lovers ... CD
Impulse (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
A great old school jazz vocal set from Sarah McKenzie – a singer who not only knows how to swing, but can also write her own songs and arrangements too! Sarah's a surprisingly well-rounded talent – not one of these pretty singers trying to just reach for torch cliches – and ... read more CD

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Frank MinionSoft Land Of Make Believe ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1959/1960. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest jazz vocal albums you'll ever find! Frank Minion sings this suite of tracks billed as an "Introduction To Black Opium Street", and he puts the music together with little recitations in between the tracks, so that the whole thing sounds like one of the great Langston ... read more CD

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy – Live In Athens Greece ... CD
Harbinger, 2008. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A late live recording from the legendary Mark Murphy – and a great one, too – as the vocalist works here at the height of his powers, in a small club setting that really has the singer taking off! Murphy's been making records since the 50s, but he's never dimmed at all – and, if ... read more CD

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Anthony Newley/Peter Sellers/Mandy Rice-Davies/Miss XFool Britannia/Scandal/Stop The World I Want To Off ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A great look at the wit of England in the years before the rise of Monty Python – a special early 60s time when new ways of lampooning society were really coming into play, sometimes finding their only outlet on the musical stage! As part of that legacy, the set features two important early ... read more CD

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Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds/Cal TjaderAnita O'Day & The Three Sounds/Time For Two ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Two unusual vocal sessions from Anita O'Day – each with a different jazz star in tow! Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds brings together a great singer and a great trio – a unique Verve outing that has vocalist Anita O'Day joining forces with the Three Sounds combo of pianist Gene ... read more CD

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Leslie Odom JrLeslie Odom Jr ... CD
S Curve, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A wonderful debut album from Leslie Odom Jr – a singer who's probably best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton, but one who's also a hell of a jazz vocalist too! Odom's quite different here than on stage – and is able to inflect his vocals and work his phrasing in ... read more CD

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Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... read more CD

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Oscar PetersonRomance – The Vocal Stylings Of Oscar Peterson ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1952/1953. New Copy ... $19.99
An overlooked side of the Oscar Peterson genius of the 50s – an album of laidback vocal tracks that are a great change from his better-known instrumental work! Peterson's not the sort of singer to belt out a tune at the top of his lungs – nor cast it in shimmering gossamer like some of ... (Jazz, Vocalists) read more CD
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Esther PhillipsBlack-Eyed Blues/Capricorn Princess ... CD
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of 70s gems from Esther Phillips – back to back on a single CD! Black Eyed-Blues is one of Esther's strong winners for Kudu – a record that takes her soulful style of earlier years, and wraps it around some sly 70s funky arrangements! Ex-James Brown hornman Pee Wee Ellis ... (Soul, Vocalists) read more CD

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Piero Piccioni/Lydia MacDonaldMafioso & Other Great Piccioni Scores (plus Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Early soundtrack work from the great Piero Piccioni – heard here on his famous score for the film Mafioso, plus some even cooler more obscure work! The set begins with some jazzy numbers for the film Il Mondo Di Notte Numero 2 – as well as a bold jazz cut from Adua E La Compagne – ... (Soundtracks, Vocalists) read more CD

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