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✨✧ Verneri Pohjola & UMO Jazz Orchestra/Kerkko KoskinAgatha ... LP
Svart (Finland), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Finland's famous UMO Jazz Orchestra perform a set of beautifully vivid compositions by Kerkko Koskinen – an artist who's mostly known for his work in the rock group Ultra Bra – but who turns out to have a great ear for an instrumental chart too! The ensemble is led by Verneri Pohjola ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Noel PointerHold On ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good ... $1.99
Early work from Noel Pointer – recorded in a smooth, soulful mode with plenty of help on arrangements and production from Dave Grusin! Like Dave's best work from the time, the set's got a feel that's tight, but never as commercial or cloying as mainstream fusion a few years later – and ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Polish Jazz QuartetPolish Jazz Quartet Meets Studio M-2 ... LP
GAD (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A lost chapter in 60s modern European jazz – recordings made by a very hip quartet, working amidst a larger setting created by Polish Radio! The core group features two key names – pianist Wojciech Karolak and saxophonist Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – both of whom recorded some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean Luc PontyCivilized Evil ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Jean Luc PontyKing Kong – Jean Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Trippy electric fusion from the west coast – a record that features Ponty, who was working with Zappa at the time, playing a set of electric jazz takes on Zappa tunes – with lots of added help from George Duke, who was also working with Zappa too! The set's almost a "birth of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK reissue in a barcode cover, with a center split on the top seam and a Price Attack sticker.)

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Jean Luc PontyLive ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Pori Big Band/Tapiola Big BandJazz Liisa 16 ... LP
Svart (Finland), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $24.99
Compelling large group work from the Finnish scene of the 70s! First up is the Pori Big Band – a sweet group that has full colors in the ensemble passages, but then also features some great solo sounds from players who include Kari Sarpila on tenor, Seppo Tyni on guitar, Reijo Widbom on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Portico QuartetUntitled (AITAOA #2) ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A record of mysterious sources and sounds from this ultra-cool London group – a combo who maybe started out somewhere in the territory of jazz, but have moved out into more spacious areas over the years! There's a majestic sense of scope here that almost takes us back to the early work of ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Baden Powell, Barney Kessel, Jim Hall, et alBerlin Festival Guitar Workshop ... LP
Saba (Germany), 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An eclectic set of tracks recorded at the Berlin Festival Guitar Workshop in 1967 for MPS – done in a number of different short sets featuring guitarists in a variety of styles. The range of the material is really great – and runs from Baden Powell's breezy bossa stylings, to Buddy Guy' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Mel Powell's All StarsJam Session At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good ... $9.99
A pretty great group – led by pianist Mel Powell, and featuring Eddie Shu on tenor, Buck Clayton and Ruby Braff on trumpets, Lem Davis on alto, Buddy Tate on tenor, Steve Jordan on guitar, and Vernon Brown and Urbie Green on trombones. Long tracks, with a definite jam session feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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Bobby PreviteClaude's Late Morning ... LP
Gramavision, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Sam PriceRib Joint – Roots Of Rock N Roll Vol 7 ... LP
Arista, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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✨✧ Robert PrinceEvents & NY Export OP Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersJungle Fire! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the greatest albums by this funky Latin combo! The record differs from some of their earlier Prestige albums in that the tracks are longer, more instrumental, and have a hard fuzzy electric groove. The band jams hard in a way that's more like some of the funk combos of the early 70s, than ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe PumaEast Coast Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the best records ever from guitarist Joe Puma – a player who offered his talents as a sideman on many great sessions of the 50s, but who really shines here as a leader on his own! Puma's got a clean, clear, careful touch on the strings – one that reminds us a lot of Tal Farlow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Joe PumaWild Kitten ... LP
Dawn, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Joe Puma may not exactly be a Wild Kitten on the guitar, but his 50s recordings are completely sublime – played with a tone and a poise that's never out of place! This excellent Puma set is a wonderfully recorded session for the Dawn label – played with a small combo that includes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert! Cover has a few light age spots in one corner.)

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Purcell/Handel/Torelli/Fasch/MolterWynton Marsalis Plays Purcell, Handel, Torelli,Fasch, Molter – Marsalis/Edita Gruberova/Raymond Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra ... LP
CBS, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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Bernard PurdieMaster Drummers Vol 2 ... LP
Ubiquity, 1996. Very Good ... $11.99
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Bernard Purdie & FriendsCool Down (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sugar Road, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Legendary drummer Bernard Purdie has left a huge legacy of music behind him – and here he adds to that legacy in a new small combo set – one that features core work from members of New Mastersounds and Pimps Of Joytime – and which also features Ivan Neville on keyboards, and Cyril ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)Soul Drums (50th anniversary 2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Date/Nature Sounds, 1967. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 34.98
Massive work from one of the funkiest drummers of all time – the legendary Bernard Pretty Purdie, stepping out here in a batch of instrumentals that may well be his greatest album ever! Bernard's drums are right up front in the mix – leading off all tunes with a full, funky, echoey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Drums (expanded edition) ... CD 13.99

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Quartetto ModernoEcco! ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1999. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
One of the most beautiful jazz recordings we've heard in a long time! Italy's Quartetto Moderno is a vibes-led combo with a classic modal feel – similar to Bobby Hutcherson's pre-new thing years on Blue Note, or some of the early Roy Ayers & Jack Wilson recordings from LA. The sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ike QuebecHeavy Soul ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Heavy soul from Ike Quebec – one of Blue Note's greatest players of the 78 era in the 40s, stepping out here on one of his brilliant comeback sets from the early 60s! The set features Ike blowing in an all soul jazz mode – working with a quartet that includes some great work from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover looks great.)

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Paul QuinichetteVice Pres ... LP
EmArcy, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Some of the greatest work as a leader ever cut by tenorist Paul Quinichette – longtime Basie alum, and a key player who was the "Vice Pres" next to Lester Young's "Pres". The record is one of the best full-length albums by Quinichette from the early days, and combines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove – the nicest we've seen in years! Back cover has some light aging.)

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✨✧ Quinteto Instrumental De Musica ModernaColor Y Ritmo ... LP
Areito (Cuba), Early 60s. Very Good- ... $29.99
A fantastic set of Latin jazz – featuring some very strong piano in the lead, backed by bass, drums, and two percussionists! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Tropicana pressing, with deep groove. Bottom cover seam is unglued.)

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Sun RaAtlantis ... LP
Saturn, Late 60s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $16.99
An incredible record from Sun Ra! The session was recorded in New York in the late 60s – and it features Ra playing the "solar sound instrument", which is actually a modified Hohner Clavinet, used here with some really spooky sounds! The setting of the album is spare and moody ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaCosmos ... LP
Inner City, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the best-remembered Sun Ra albums from the 70s – a really cool little session that features Ra playing the unusual "rocksichord" all the way through! The instrument's a very weird one – kind of like a messed-up electric piano, with lots of cool broken notes and a weird ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaExotica (3LP set) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1960s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $42.99 44.98
A fantastic take on the music of Sun Ra – a set that looks at the way his sounds dovetailed with the exotica movement in American music of the postwar years! Given that he claimed to be from outer space, Ra was already pretty darn exotic himself – but his music also arose at a time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Exotica ... CD 23.99

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✨✧ Sun RaIn Some Far Place – Roma 77 (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Sun Ra made some really wonderful music in Rome during the year 1977 – heard most famously on his albums for the Horo Records label, and now on this unreleased session from the time! The album features Ra at his straightest, and most soulful – playing piano and other keyboards with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with bonus CD of entire album.)

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Sun RaMagic City ... LP
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.99
One of the most important Sun Ra albums from the early years of Saturn Records – a set that got a bit more circulation than some of his other records, and which shows the group really expanding their sonic range in a wonderful way! The title track takes up all of side one – and is this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Magic City (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Sun RaMy Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $30.99 31.99
A stone classic – and one of the wilder, more electronic albums from Sun Ra – a set that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Sun RaOn Jupiter ... LP
Saturn/Art Yard (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Righteous Ra from the end of the 70s – one of the most soulful albums ever by the Sun Ra Arkestra, and a lost treasure that's got some nice funky moments! The vibe here is very much in the Lanquidity/Disco 3000 mode – an extrapolation of styles best known from the Space Is The Place ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaPine Street Theatre – Oct 28, 1988 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Jackpot, 1988. New Copy 2LP ... $35.99
A never-issued live set from the great last chapter in Sun Ra's career – that moment when the Arkestra was finally getting the global attention it deserved, and was working with even more confidence than before! During the period, Ra had this great way of folding in older strands of jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Previously unreleased! Limited edition of 2000 – pressed at RTI! Includes concert poster!)

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Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Very dark stuff from Sun Ra – one of his records that received wider circulation than most of the Saturn releases of the 70s, and a set that maintains a pretty sharp edge overall! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaSpace Age Is Here To Stay ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
The first far-reaching collection of vocal tracks recorded by Sun Ra and his Arkestra over the years – perfectly put together, and featuring a number of previously-unissued tracks as well! The Space Age Is Here To Stay covers a wide range of the cosmic jazz styles Ra traveled (and pretty much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaStrange Celestial Road ... LP
Celestial, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A very nice session that actually has a bit of a soul jazz touch – with elements that are similar to Ra's Lanquidity set, a much sought-after spacey fusion classic! The band still plays fairly out, but the singing's a bit more soulful than usual, and the music has some funky vibes, guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSun Embassy ... LP
Roaratorio, 1968/1969. New Copy ... $21.99
Rare late 60s material from the Sun Ra Arkestra – all recorded at their home turf in Philly at the time – in the very comfortable setting of the Sun Studios! The music here is really beautiful – different than some of the more freewheeling live performances of the period, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Sun RaSun Ra Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold ... LP
Saturn/Superior Viaduct, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
Landmark work from Sun Ra – a rare 1964 performance that features some very early work from Pharoah Sanders, a good deal of which is appearing here for the first time ever! The material was recorded at Judson Hall – and marks a great large venue performance by the Arkestra on the New ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSun Song (aka Jazz By Sun Ra) ... LP
Transition/Delmark, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 15.98
Sun Ra's first album as a leader – originally issued on the Transition label, but presented here in its better-known incarnation by Delmark Records! Even at this early point, Ra had a sound unlike any of his contemporaries – large group and modern, but not in a way that showed any ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Cretu RaducanuJazz In Trio (10 inch LP) ... LP
Electrecord (Czech Republic), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great set of European jazz from the 60s – featuring Czech bassist Johnny Cretu Raducanu, leading a number of different trios that include pianists like Marius Pop and Jansci Korossy, and drummers like Vasile Ganea and Ion Bohiltea. The set's a nice batch of interesting material, including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Norma – out of print!)

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Boyd RaeburnExperiments In Big Band Jazz 1945 ... LP
Musicraft, 1945. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)

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Boyd RaeburrnJewells ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A great illustration of the hipness that was Boyd Raeburn – a beautiful collection of key 78s for Savoy! Some tracks feature vocals by David Allyn or Ginnie Powell – and the set features detailed notes and great sound too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Tom RanierRanier ... LP
Warner, 1976. Sealed ... $7.99
Titles include "Good For You", "She's Lonely", "What You Need", "I Love You Dawn", and "Lost In The Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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RashidiiWhere I'm From – Places I've Been ... LP
Hummingbird, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A nice mix of jazzy and bluesy piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Front cover appears to have an autograph.)

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✨✧ Joshua RedmanStill Dreaming (with bonus download) ... LP
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
There's nothing too dreamy here – as Joshua Redman takes on the energy of the Old & New Dreams that featured his father, Dewey Redman – an excellent late 70s ensemble filled with members of Ornette Coleman groups, working in a very Ornette-like mode! The style is similar here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, May 25.

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Django ReinhardtFrom The Ultraphone Shelves ... LP
Monk (Italy), 2009. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Django ReinhardtLast Years Of Peace (1936 - 1937) ... LP
Monk (Italy), 2009. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Django ReinhardtRhythm Futur ... LP
Monk (Italy), 2012. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Django Reinhardt & Stephane GrappelliDjango Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France ... LP
GNP/Crescendo, Late 30s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelly/Alix CombelleFirst Recordings! – Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France ... LP
Prestige, 1934/1935. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Henri RenaudHenri Renaud Et Son Trio ... LP
Vogue (France), 1953. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Great small combo work by one of the most important figures on the French jazz scene in the postwar years – pianist Henry Renaud, working with Jimmy Gourley on guitar and Pierre Michelot on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese 12" pressing of the 10" release – with obi1)

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✨✧ Damon RentieSkyline ... LP
TBA, 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

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Willie RestumWillie Restum At The Dream Lounge ... LP
End, 1959. Very Good ... $13.99
Willie sings and blows a heavy baritone sax – on titles that include "Sixty Minute Man", "Mack The Knife", "Willie's Theme", "Quiet Village", "Brother Bill", and "Willie's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is great, and vinyl is very clean, but has those small pressing bumps that you sometimes get on an End Records pressing.)

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Return To ForeverHymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (UK pressing) ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Somehow it seems to us that the members of Return To Forever always cut better albums under their own names than for RTF, but these sides are still not without their merit. Like everyone else, we're rethinking our distaste for fusion, and this set finds Chick Corea, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Rita ReysToday – Recorded In London ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
An incredibly groovy record from Dutch singer Rita Reys – quite possibly her grooviest ever, thanks to some very hip London touches from the Scott Walker team of Peter Knight on arrangements and Johnny Franz on production! At the end of the 60s, London was definitely one of the hippest ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Dutch pressing! NOTE: record has a very light warp, but plays fine. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker in one corner.)

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Buddy RichBig Band Machine ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Pretty darn great stuff from Buddy Rich! The album's got Buddy working in a tight funky mode – with strong players like Steve Marcus on soprano and tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Ray Armando on congas, Greg Kogan on piano, and Lloyd Michaels on trumpet – all of whom come together in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich At JATP ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Sealed ... $8.99
A later collection of early 50s live Jazz At The Philharmonic performances that featured great drum solos from Buddy Rich – four nice long tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Buddy RichMonster ... LP
Verve, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A monster of a compilation from a monster drummer and bandleader! Titles include "Now's The Time", "Sweetie Pie", "Willow Weep For Me", "Sweets' Opus #1", "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me", "The Monster", "Broadway", "J ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has clear tape on all seams.)

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Buddy RichStick It ... LP
RCA, 1972. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Buddy takes on the grooves of the younger generation – and serves up one of his funkiest records of the time! Buddy's working here with arranger John LaBarbera – a youthful talent with a wonderful ability for bringing together horns in a freshly creative way – one that completely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some marker on front.)

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Ann RichardsAnn, Man! ... LP
Atco, 1961. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by 50s vocalist Ann Richards – best known for her work with Stan Kenton in the post-June Christy days, stepping out very nicely here in a small group session! Ann's definitely got a touch of the June in her approach – but she's also a bit warmer, and ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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Johnny RichardsMy Fair Lady My Way ... LP
Roulette, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great jazzy take on this classic score – led by Richards with a hell of a swing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a DJ Copy stamp.)

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Johnny RichardsWide Range ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
A killer album from Johnny Richards – possibly the best he ever cut! The album sparkles with all the intensity he brought to Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire album – with bits of Latin, jazz, and some of the modernist scoring that Kenton, Richards, and Pete Rugolo were using at the time. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing. Cover has some wear & splitting.)

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✨✧ RippingtonsMoonlighting ... LP
Passport, 1986. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has an index sticker.)

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Lee RitenourRit ... LP
Elektra, Very Good+ ... $2.99
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker in the top left corner.)

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Sam RiversSizzle ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A different record for Rivers – especially when you compare it to the rest of his early 70s output! Rivers' own playing is still very similar to other records – in that he's blowing his head off on tenor, soprano, and flute – but the backing's by a pretty fierce rhythm combo that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a small cutout notch and an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Max RoachChattahoochee Red ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good ... $7.99
A major label effort from Max, but a record that's as hip as any he was recording at the time! The set feautres Max's quartet with Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Odeon Pope on saxes, and Calvin Hill on bass – plus a very small bit of additional piano by Walter Bishop Jr – and it's got ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP
Mercury, 1957/1958. Very Good ... $12.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove.)

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Howard RobertsAntelope Freeway ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
An incredibly hip album from guitarist Howard Roberts! Roberts is best known for his simple and groovy work for Capitol during the 60s – but this far-reaching album on Impulse from the 70s has him moving into a baroque concept approach to jazz, in a manner that's similar to the work of David ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, light wear, and a bit of pen.)

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Howard RobertsOut Of Sight (But In Sound) ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the rarest of Howard's excellent sides for Capitol in the 60s – and one of the grooviest too! The format here is a bit different than the others – in that some larger arrangements are added to the core group in the set – making for some added horn flourishes that dip in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Luckey Roberts & Willie 'The Lion' SmithLuckey & The Lion – Harlem Piano Solos ... LP
Good Time Jazz, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Red label pressing. Cover has some pen on back.)

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Marcus RobertsDeep In The Shed ... LP
Novus, 1990. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Freddy RobinsonAt The Drive-In ... LP
Enterprise, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
An excellent album of super-dope guitar riffing – laid down over funky arrangements by Monk Higgins, in kind of a slick LA early 70s style. The group features work by Paul Humphrey, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder – but the real star is Freddy, whose complicated lines on the guitar stand ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker, waviness from moisture, a cutout hole, and a split on the bottom seam. Labels have some pen.)

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Shorty RogersSwinging Mr Rogers ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A standout set from Shorty – tightly arranged numbers performed by a quartet that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce, and Shelly Manne – all working with Shorty in perfect west coast form! Despite the length of the tunes, the overall feel is similar to Rogers' excellent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Shorty Rogers & His GiantsRe-Entry ... LP
Atlas (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Early 80's Japanese-only session featuring a reunion of some of Rogers' old bandmates in his legendary Giants ensemble. Rogers heads up the group on flugelhorn, and other players include Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. The set's got a nice straight ahead sound, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and obi.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Brass/Sonny Rollins Trio ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good ... $7.99
Quite an unusual record for Sonny Rollins – but a great one too! At first glance the concept is a strange one – almost a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements – but oddly, the idea works, and works nicely – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing. Cover has a name in marker and some wear.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... $39.99
As classic as it comes for late 50s Blue Note – and a key meeting between Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk! The group on the set features Rollins and Monk with JJ Johnson, Paul Chambers, and Art Blakey – all of whom push things more in the direction of Blue Note's sound of the time, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(An American UA pressing – but oddly with a Japanese obi!)
Also available Sonny Rollins Vol 2 (24 Bit RVG Remaster) ... CD 3.99

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins' Next Album ... LP
Milestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An overlooked gem from Rollins – and a record that has him playing with a bit of an electric feel, in a style that's similar to some of Joe Henderson's early 70s Milestone sessions! Similar to Henderson's albums, George Cables plays a bit of electric piano on the set – grooving nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, with some splitting on the spine.)

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Sonny RollinsWay Out West (2LP 180 gram deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Contemporary/Craft, 1957. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $72.99 79.99
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoSpirit Of The Times ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible set of Brazilian jazz – one of the few albums that percussionist Dom Um Romao recorded as a leader, and sublime all the way through! The record's got a wonderful blend of funky fusion and Brazilian percussion – and features a group from two continents that includes Sivuca ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Renee RosnesBeloved Of The Sky ... LP
Smoke Sessions, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $37.99 39.98
Pianist Renee Rosnes blows us away once again – returning to work with in a very similar mode as the one she used on her last album for the Smoke Sessions label – which was a real revelation, and a set that had us falling in love with Renee's music all over again! If anything, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bjarne Rostvold TrioTricotism ... LP
RCA/Be! (Germany), Early 60s. Sealed (reissue)... $14.99
Not the usual album you might expect from a group with a trio in the name – as there's no piano in the mix, and instead the album features some sparkling trumpet from the great Allan Botschinsky – heard here at the height of his youthful, modern powers! The combo's led by drummer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roswell RuddEverywhere ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the greatest albums ever from trombonist Roswell Rudd – an early Impulse Records session, cut right at a time when Rudd was a crucial part of the New York "new thing" scene in the 60s! The album's almost more of an ESP session from its lineup – which includes Giuseppi ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Adam Rudolph's Moving PicturesGlare Of The Tiger (with bonus download) ... LP
Meta, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 29.99
The groove of Adam Rudolph just keeps getting deeper over the years – to a point where here, he almost sounds like he's somewhere between the scenes of 70s electric Miles Davis, and some of the later cross-cultural experiments of Bill Laswell! There's a great layering of electric and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 300 copies – includes download!)

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Mathias Ruegg & The Vienna Art ChoirFrom No Art To Mo(z)art ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1983. Near Mint- ... $12.99
Features work from George Lewis on trombone, Wolfgang Puschnig on saxes and flute, and Lauren Newton on voice! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RugoloIntroducing Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
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(Red & gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker on front and some aging.)

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Pete RugoloRugolomania ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $1.99
Pete Rugolo first came into prominence with Stan Kenton's group of the late 40s/early 50s – and he had a penchant for creating arrangements that dipped heavily into modernism, but never forgot to swing. He went on to do some fantastic arranging works for the likes of June Christy and The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Peter RuhmkorfKein Apolloprogramm Fur Lyrik ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A very cool and unusual album on ECM – with spoken passages in German by Peter Ruhmkorf – set to music by the trio of Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Michael Naura on piano, and Eberhard Weber on bass and cello! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hilton RuizCross Currents ... LP
Stash, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With lots of percussion – thanks to Ray Barretto and Steve Berrios! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hilton RuizEl Camino ... LP
Novus, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Players include Jerry Gonzalez on congas, Andy Gonzalez on bass, Dick Griffin on trombone and arrangements, and Sam Rivers on tenor, flute, and soprano sax. Titles include "West Side Blues", "El Camino", "Message From The Chief", and "Eastern Vibrations". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hilton Ruiz EnsembleSomething Grand ... LP
Novus, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A nice record from Ruiz and one that really combines jazz elements with a Latin sound. Ruiz composed and arranged the songs on the record and plays piano as well. His ensemble consists of such players as Lew Soloff on trumpet, Steve Turre on trombone & seashells, Sam Rivers on flute and tenor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and bit of marker on back.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsJazz Rolls Royce (Lighthouse pressing) ... LP
Lighthouse, 1957. Very Good- ... $4.99
A great little record – and one that gets past the over-used "Howard Rumsey Lighthouse" name, to move into a set of 50s west coast jazz at its best! The core group features Bob Cooper, Frank Rosolino, Stu Williamson, Stan Levy, Victor Feldman, and Rumsey – and for the session ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Patrice RushenBefore The Dawn ... LP
Prestige, 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
Patrice Rushen's second album – and a very sweet batch of keyboard funk! The record has Patrice working in a groove that's almost like that of Herbie Hancock at the time – using lots of electric piano, clavinet, and synth to craft some mighty fine jazz funk grooves. The group's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear with a sticker in one corner & some marker.)

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George RussellJazz Workshop – Reissued By Request ... LP
RCA, 1957. Good+ ... $9.99
Very hip early work from George Russell – a set that's maybe not as high-concept as some of his later records, but which still has a strikingly modern vibe! Russell's trying out some of his new tonal ideas here – and has a group that's very well-chosen for the project – with Art ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing with some wear & aging.)

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George RussellNew York New York & Jazz In The Space Age ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A 70s issue of 2 seminal sides from George Russell, originally recorded in the 50s. The first, New York New York is a wonderful album from George Russell – and a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & splitting, with a cutout notch.)

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Luis RussellLuis Russell & His Louisiana Swing Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, 1929/1930. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Cover has some seam splitting and a cut corner.)

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Bill RussoRecital In New American Music (10 inch LP) ... LP
Dee Gee, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $38.99
An unusual early album from arranger/composer Bill Russo – maybe best known for his work with Stan Kenton, but an important force in the Chicago scene too! The album was issued on the tiny Dee Gee label from Detroit – and features some vocals by Shelby Davis amidst Russo's compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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✨✧ AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Antonello SalisOrange Juice/Nice Food ... LP
Hat Hut, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear.)
 
 



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