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T-Riot (Pietro Vincenti/Camillo Pace/Francesco LomDifferent Truth (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
A rock-solid trio session, with a top-shelf Italian groove pedigree – as the group features two members from Berardi Jazz Connection, and the pianist from Quintetto X! You might remember those two groups from their more club jazz-oriented projects from the previous decade or two – but ... read more CD

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Aki Takase/Jan Roder/Oliver SteidleGoldfish ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Pianist Aki Takase has lost none of her fire here – even on some of the album's more poetic moments – which seem to draw equal sonic inspiration from the bass of Jan Roder and drums of Oliver Steidle! Takase has a great way of blocking out sound – creating fast shapes and slower ... read more CD

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Tom TallitschGratitude ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Tenorist Tom Tallitsch has gotten plenty of love from our ears in recent years – and with a record as great as this, he's bound to get plenty more! Tom comes on strong with a really deep tenor sound – a mode that we might put in a range between Hank Mobley and Eric Alexander – ... read more CD

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Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible album – one of the few rare early sides cut by pianist Horace Tapscott, a seminal figure in the LA underground of the 60s and 70s! The record is as pure Tapscott as you could ever get – experimental, but not too free; spiritual, but never too sappy; progressively ... read more CD

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Horace TapscottTapscott Sessions Volume 10 ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
This installment in the Tapscott Sessions series features nearly all original work by Horace – hauntingly introspective compositions performed on solo piano, with a sense of creative exploration that's incredibly powerful, despite the lack of other instrumentation on the set. Horace is in an ... read more CD

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Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraCall ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Large-group genius from the legendary Horace Tapscott – one of the few recordings of his groundbreaking Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! The music here is totally righteous right from the start – even more searching and soaring than Tapscott's trio or solo work – thanks to help from ... read more CD

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Horace Tapscott w/ Pan Afrikan People's ArkestraLive At IUCC (2CD set) ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy 2CDs ... $24.99 26.99
An excellent double-length set from Horace Tapscott's Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – an extremely righteous ensemble that was one of the hippest things going on the LA jazz scene of the 70s! The vibe is free and spiritual, but it also has a wonderful groove pulsating underneath many of the ... read more CD

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Billy TaylorOne For Fun ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
It might not be the frolic that the title implies, but that's a plus – because this a straight-up solid early album from Taylor – recorded in tight trio format, with that no-nonsense soulful approach that made him a star player from the start! The group features the great (and ... read more CD
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John TaylorDecipher ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
One of the hippest piano trio sessions ever on MPS – a bold little set that features the British pianist John Taylor in a trio with Tony Levin on drums and Chris Lawrence on bass! Taylor's got a style that's quite unique – with bits of early Chick Corea-esque lyricism, and touches of ... read more CD
Also available Decipher (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Jimi Tenor & Kabu KabuMystery Of Aether ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
We've always loved the music of Jimi Tenor – but recently, he seems to get better and better with each new record – hitting a spiritual, soulful depth we never would have expected years ago! This album's one of his best efforts ever – and feels more like some lost 70s ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD

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Tenorio JrEmbalo ... CD
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Embalo ... LP 20.99

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Buddy TerryAwareness ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprisingly soulful session from saxophonist Buddy Terry – a really righteous little record that reminds us a lot of work from the Strata East or Black Jazz labels! Buddy's working here with a relatively large group, but in a way that's really free and spontaneous – not nearly as ... read more CD
Also available Awareness (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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Buddy TerryLean On Him ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the fullest albums we've ever heard from saxophonist Buddy Terry – a set that has him blowing along with a set of soulful larger backings – sometimes with a bit of gospel overtones as well! The lineup on the album's pretty darn hip – players who include Larry Willis on ... read more CD

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Eje ThelinGraz 1969 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Eje Thelin is easily one of the most compelling trombonists on the European scene of the 60s and 70s – and his genius really comes across strongly in this set of previously unreleased material! The album's got a spare trio format – Thelin on trombone, Palle Danielsson on bass, and John ... read more CD

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Eje Thelin with Barney WilenEje Thelin With Barney Wilen ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1966. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A brilliant pairing of two of our favorite European jazz musicians from the 60s – a set that has the saxophone talents of Barney Wilen joining a cool Swedish group headed by trombonist Eje Thelin – in styles that are quite different than work we usually hear from either player! The ... read more CD

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Fats TheusBlack Out ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard and heavy funky jazz from west coast tenorist Fats Theus – and one of the rarest albums on CTI! This one differs strongly from the label's smoother electric output – as it's got the rough n ready feel of a classic Prestige jazz funk session – lots more soul jazz grit around ... read more CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)
Also available Black Out ... LP 9.99

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Mor ThiamDini Safarrar ... CD
Rite/Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A killer little record that's way more than just a set of obscure Afro-styled grooves – given that the whole thing was produced by funky soul genius Oliver Sain – and features work from avant jazz musicians who include Oliver Lake on alto and flute, Lester Bowie on trumpet, and Charles ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Toots ThielemansCollage ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the coolest 70s albums from the great Toots Thielemans – and one of the few that really captures the same sort of soulful magic that Toots hit when working with Quincy Jones! The album's a Dutch production, done with some fantastic arrangements from Rogier Van Otterloo – who ... read more CD

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Toots ThielemansEast Coast West Coast ... CD
Private/Sony (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $9.99
A great later jazz set from Toots Thielemans – recorded half in New York and half in LA – as you might guess from the title! The sound is still very much Toots' own, though – no easy nods to styles from either city in earlier years – and despite the fact that the record is ... read more CD

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Leon ThomasLeon Thomas In Berlin ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful live performance by vocalist Leon Thomas – and a set that seems to link together both his own excellent solo material of the time, and his key Impulse recordings with Pharoah Sanders! The group here is a small one – with the wonderful Oliver Nelson on alto sax, showing off ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)
Also available Leon Thomas In Berlin ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Henry ThreadgillJust The Facts & Pass The Bucket ... CD
About Time, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Overlooked genius from Henry Threadgill – one of his under-exposed 80s sessions for the About Time label, and work that's every bit as great as his better-known sides for Delmark or Black Saint! The group here has a nice sense of freedom and interplay – almost a quality that hearkens ... read more CD

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Henry ThreadgillWhen Was That? ... CD
About Time, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the most beautiful, lyrical albums we've ever heard from Henry Threadgill – a set that still has all the sharp edges you might know from his other work, but which also comes across with a slightly more sensitive sound as well! The compositions are beautiful – really well-written ... read more CD
Also available When Was That? ... LP 7.99

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3TMForm ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A fantastic set from drummer Teppo Makynen – an artist whose work you might know from the Five Corners Quintet or The Stance Brothers – but who moves here in a style that opens up whole new territory for the Scandinavian scene! The core sound comes from a trio – with Makynen on ... read more CD

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Cal TjaderAgua Dulce ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
One of our favorite Cal Tjader albums ever – and one of the first to have his vibes working alongside Fender Rhodes! The record's a surprising little set from the start of the 70s – one that almost has Cal picking up some of the New York sounds of a few years before, then mixing them ... read more CD

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Hidefumi Toki & Samba FriendsBrasil ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
Saxophonist Hidefumi Toki works here with his "Samba Friends" – a great group of mixed Japanese and Brazilian players, all grooving in the style you'd expect from the title! The sound is a wonderful blend of Japanese fusion and Brazilian jazz – headed by Toki's excellent work ... read more CD

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Tortusa & Inge BreisteinMind Vessel ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the deeper, darker sets we've heard from the Jazzland label in recent years – a set that blends the saxophone of Inge Weatherhead Breistein with lots of layered electronics – at a level that takes us back to our favorite records from the early days of the label! Things here are ... read more CD

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Stan Tracey with Mike OsborneAlone & Together – Live At Wigmore Hall 1974 ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1974. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Two rare performances from the same evening of music in 1974 – one issued briefly on the album Stan Tracey Alone, one appearing here for the first time ever! CD1 features that Tracey album – an extended solo improvisation titled "Eighty One Plus One", which has Stan really ... read more CD

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Rebecca Trescher Ensemble 11Floating Food ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
Rebecca Trescher strongly wields her clarinet on the cover – but throughout the album, her approach is much more subtle – and wrapped up beautifully with the other sounds from her Ensemble 11! The music is a mixture of jazz and larger compositional ideals – with the leader on ... read more CD

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Trio 3 (Oliver Lake/Reggie Workman/Andrew Cyrille)Visiting Texture ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
We really love the Trio 3 – as it seems to allow each of the individual members just the right sort of personal space to open up and unfold – reminding us again what important contributions they've made to jazz over the decades! Saxophonist Oliver Lake is especially strong – open ... read more CD

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Trio ElfMusic Box Music ... CD
Yellow Bird/Enja (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Bold sounds and bright moments too – a very unique groove from Trio Elf, who manage to take the familiar combination of piano, bass, and drums into great territory of their own! Part of the group's strength is the drum work of Gerwin Eisenhauer – who's tight, and mighty quick, but ... read more CD

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Trio 65 1/266 67 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
Obscure work by an excellent trio from the Danish modern scene of the 60s – a combo who were strongly influenced by Bill Evans, but took his inspiration in very fresh new directions! Supposedly, their unique name comes from the album Bill Evans 64 – which was an inspiration to pianist ... read more CD

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Andrzej TrzaskowskiAndrzej Trzaskowski Quintet – Polish Jazz Vol 4 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1965. New Copy ... $15.99
A brilliant set from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a talent who's virtually unknown in America, but one who cut some of the most forward-thinking work of his generation! The session's a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European ... read more CD

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Yasutaka TsutsuiInner Space Of Yasutaka Tsutui (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet swing revival set from 80s Japan – served up here by clarinetist Yasutaka Tsutsui – a player we don't really know at all, but who gets a nicely classic vibe on the set! Instrumentation is relatively laidback – usually a smallish combo mode, with piano and guitar providing ... read more CD

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Fabio TullioCocktail Sax ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
Slinky sax with a touch of funk – served up here by Fabio Tullio at a level that's way nicer than you'd expect from the title! At some level, the record's clearly trying to evoke earlier eras of Italian instrumentalists on the sax – such as the long run of 60s and 70s albums by Fausto ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Norris TurneyDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – I Let A Song ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1978. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Reedman Norris Turney is a player who was sometimes hidden in the Duke Ellington Orchestra – where he was often thought of as a second chair next to Johnny Hodges – but he really comes into his own on this rare date as a leader – a superbly-recorded session for the French Black ... read more CD

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Stanley TurrentineEasy Walker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
An album of subtle genius and stellar soul from the great Stanley Turrentine – an over looked quartet date that plays with the sharper edge of some of his earlier work for Blue Note, but which also shows the growing sense of color and tone he'd picked up during the 60s! The group here is ... read more CD
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Stanley TurrentineLook Of Love ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Stanley Turrentine's a hell of a soloist in a large ensemble setting – and there's possibly no better place to hear that talent at work than on this classic 60s date for Blue Note! The format's a bit different than other Turrentine records of the time – no small group romping, nor ... read more CD
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Stanley TurrentineZT's Blues ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $9.99
A great lost session by Stan The Man – recorded in the early 60s when he was doing some of his best work, but not issued by Blue Note until the mid 80s! The album stands right up there with other Blue Note gems of the time – especially albums like Comin Your Way and Jubilee Shout, both ... read more CD
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24th Street Band24th Street Band ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
The first album by this funky fusion quartet – done in a mix of vocal styles that has a nice crossover appeal! The group features work by Hiram Bullock on guitars, Clifford Carter on keyboards, Steve Jordan on drums, and Will Lee on bass – and vocals are handled mostly by Bullock and ... read more CD
(UHQ-CD – Ultimate Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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24th Street BandBo-Ku-Ta-Chi ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $19.99
A live Japanese album from 24th Street Band – done in a mode that's arguably more jamming than any of the group's studio sets! There's still plenty of crossover vocals in the mix, but the overall sound has more of an edge – especially on the guitars, which hit lots of rock/fusion notes ... read more CD
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24th Street BandShare Your Dreams ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
The second album from this crossover fusion project from Hiram Bullock and crew – done in a style that's tighter and more focused than their first! There's a pleasantly poppy style to some of the tunes – in a mode that brings rock-like production alongside jazzier influences, almost in ... read more CD
(UHQ-CD – Ultimate Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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McCoy TynerExpansions ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
A really mindblowing session from McCoy Tyner – perfectly titled "Expansions" to showcase the change in his style at the time! The record is one of Tyner's first larger group efforts – and is a brilliant example of the expansion of his talents in the post-Coltrane years ... read more CD
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Oded TzurTranslator's Note ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Tenorist Oded Tzur is the leader, but the album also gets some wonderful energy from the piano of Shai Maestro – whose sound here is equally important to the success of the set! Tzur has a way of working these sharp, deep tones out of his instrument – almost with an ancient quality at ... read more CD

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U-NamEssential Collection ... CD
Skytown, Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $7.99
A strong overview of recent sounds from U-Nam – one of the few contemporary guitarists to inherit the best 70s styles of artists like George Benson or David T Walker – and a set that also features a few new titles too! Like both of those jazz giants, U-Nam has a way of playing with a ... (Neo Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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James Blood UlmerFreelancing ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A major label set, but one that stays very true to the new ideals that James Blood Ulmer was trying to bring to jazz guitar at the time – a really revolutionary style that moves beyond simple genre conventions, and embraces a whole world of new ideas that would inspire others in the decade to ... read more CD

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Unisono Quartet/TaivaantemppeliJazz Liisa 1 & 2 – Live In Studio 1973 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A pair of live recordings from the vaults of the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation – two excellent jazz performances from the 70s! Unisono is a wonderful group that mixes the piano and Fender Rhodes of funk legend Olli Ahvenlahti with these soulful, angular reed lines from Paroni Paakkunainen ... read more CD

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(U)nity(U)nity Is Power ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
Unity through diversity from (U)nity! At the core, players Michael Valeanu, Axel Tosca, Chris Smith, Max Cudworth and Amaury Acosta bring a strong backdrop of Afro-Cuban inspired percussion, exciting early fusion-flavored electric guitar, sax and spacey keys, and with a huge group of contributors ... read more CD

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Ken Vandermark & Michael SnowDuol ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
The album's titled after the 1960 Michael Snow painting that graces the cover – but it features recently-recorded music that remind us that Snow's still a hell of an improviser too! Snow's is maybe best known to most for his important experimental film work of the 60s and 70s – but as ... read more CD

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Sarah VaughanFeelin Good ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Sarah Vaughn hit a very groovy new style on her handful of records for the Mainstream label in the early 70s – a new approach that offered her amazing voice a way to stretch out with some of the new sophistication of the time! The arrangements are still jazz, but they've taken a direction ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Feelin Good ... LP 2.99

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Sarah VaughanLive In Japan Vol 2 ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A 70s set from Sarah Vaughan, but one that's recorded in a classic small combo mode – acoustic overall, and a bit of a change from her other sessions for Mainstream Records! The date's a live one, and the tracks are taken at a looser level than some of Vaughan's studio work – a bit ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Sarah VaughanSarah Sings Soulfully ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
The title's no lie – as Sarah Vaughan sings here in some very soulful company – thanks to arrangements from Gerald Wilson, which make this record one of the standout from her years on Roulette Records! The other players aren't listed, but they're clearly the kind of top-shelf bunch ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Sarah Sings Soulfully ... LP 8.99

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Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic 70s album from the great Sarah Vaughan – maybe one of her best small combo sessions of the decade – and a set that also makes room for some great instrumental contributions too! As you'd guess from the title, the group features the great Jimmy Rowles on piano – having ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Venus All StarsVenus Jazz Night – Isola Jazz Festival ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
A beautiful live performance – recorded in Italy, but by a group of musicians who record for Japan's Venus Records label – easily one of the classiest jazz imprints of the past decade or two! And as a further twist, a number of the artists here are American – which makes the ... read more CD

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Miroslav VitousBass (aka Mountain In The Clouds) ... CD
Vortex/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest moments ever from bassist Miroslav Vitous – a very cool album recorded for the trippy Vortex label! The lineup here has Miroslav working with key help from the American underground – piano from Herbie Hancock, tenor from Joe Henderson, and drums from Jack DeJohnette ... read more CD

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VSOP (Herbie Hancock, et al)Five Stars ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A killer album by this legendary jazz supergroup – a Japanese-only set that we'd rank right up there with some of Herbie Hancock's Japanese albums from the same time! The group features Herbie on piano, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams ... read more CD

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Mal WaldronMal Waldron Trio ... CD
Karim/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the rarest Mal Waldron albums of the 60s – and one of the best, as well – an obscure trio date recorded in Italy, filled with original compositions, and a great link between Mal's hardbop work of the 50s and his freer sounds to come! There's a nice sense of darkness throughout ... read more CD

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Bennie Wallace with Chick CoreaMystic Bridge ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
Tenorist Bennie Wallace has a rock-solid group here – a quartet that features pianist Chick Corea hitting some of his more hard-edged acoustic modes – alongside the excellent bassist Eddie Gomez and Charles Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond! The lineup is almost unusual, but works ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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George WallingtonKnight Music ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $9.99
Great work from bop legend George Wallington – one of the last records in an initial run of 50s strengths from the pianist – and a set that features some great original compositions of his own! The set's a bit unusual for Atlantic Records at the time – almost more of a Prestige ... read more CD
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Also available Knight Music ... LP 24.99

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Cedar WaltonBeyond Mobius ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
A great electric set from Cedar Walton – and a set that moves beyond his previous Mobius album, in case you couldn't guess from the title! The style here is a bit more tightly arranged – with some backup vocals on a few cuts, which underscore the core jazzy elements from Walton on a ... read more CD

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Cedar WaltonCharmed Circle – Live At Keystone Korner ... CD
High Note, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sweet lost set from the mighty Cedar Walton – material recorded at the end of the 70s, and served up with feel that definitely matches that time! Cedar's playing Fender Rhodes on two of the album's seven tracks – and he uses the electric piano in this wonderfully blocky way – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kamasi WashingtonEpic (3CD set) ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2015. New Copy 3 CDs ... $26.99 28.98
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist ... read more CD

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Kamasi WashingtonHarmony Of Difference ... CD
Young Turks, 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Pure fantasticness from the great Kamasi Washington – a set that's much more compact than his sprawling Epic, but which has an equally wonderful vibe overall! The album features material that Washington performed at the Whitney Biennial – to accompany paintings by his sister – ... read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeLive In Nemuro 1977 ... CD
JVC/Red River, 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A totally wonderful little record from Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe – and maybe one of his funkiest albums too! There's a groove here that you don't always here on Watanabe's records – a nice modal bounce on the first cut, some fierce funky fusion at other points, and even a return ... read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeMbali Africa ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1974. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A fantastic live set of spiritual soulful post-Coltrane jazz! The great reed player Sadao Watanabe is playing here with a group that includes some of the best Japanese jazz musicians of the past 40 years – Takehiro Honda, Terumasa Hino, Motohiko Hino, and Isao Suzuki, among others. The ... read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeMusic Break (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Sony (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $26.99
Beautiful bossa from the Japanese scene of the 60s – a live set from saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, cut during a run of excellent Brazilian inspired sessions at the time! The group on the set is a sextet with Masabumi Kikuchi on piano – and although a few tracks appear to have additional ... read more CD

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Sadao WatanabeSadao Plays Beatles & Bacharach (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A really great setting for the reed talents of the young Sadao Watanabe – as the music of Burt Bacharach and The Beatles give him a fresh showcase for his sound! The Bacharach material is handled a bit like Watanabe's take on bossa tunes – with fuller backings, but a strong focus on ... read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe & Brazilian 8Sadao Meets Brazilian Friends (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A really great meeting of talents – legendary reedman Sadao Watanabe, who'd already done plenty to bring the bossa nova to Japan by the time of this record – and a host of Brazilian musicians who further help him expand his groove! The combo is listed as Sadao's Brazilian 8 – and ... read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe & Charlie MarianoIberian Waltz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A rare recording from Charlie Mariano's "lost" years in Japan – an under-documented period of his career next to earlier American work and later 70s European fusion! At the time of the set, Charlie was living in Japan with (then) wife pianist Toshiko Akioshi – and opening up ... read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe & Charlie MarianoWe Got A New Bag (Sadao & Charlie Again) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
A fantastic collaboration between two very different reed talents – Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, and Boston legend Charlie Mariano – each of whom seemed to always push each other to new heights in their music! That's definitely the case here, as Charlie lets his growing ... read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz TrioBird Of Paradise ... CD
Flying Disk (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic album from saxophonist Sadao Watanabe – and one that stands at a real back-to-basics effort at a time when he was often recording in a more electric mode! The set has Sadao on alto, playing with the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on ... read more CD

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Walt WeiskopfWay You Say It ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Tenor, vibes, and organ – a great combination here in the hands of leader Walt Weiskopf, who also wrote most of the tracks on the record! Walt's records have been some of our favorites on the Posi-Tone label in recent years – and here, he works with label heavyweights Behn Gillece on ... read more CD

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✨✧ David Weiss & Point Of DepartureWake Up Call ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Trumpeter David Weiss never fails to give us amazing music, no matter what the setting – and here, he's working with his Point Of Departure group – an ultra-hip lineup that features Myron Waldon and JD Allen on tenor sax, each taking on different parts of the record – plus guitar, ... read more CD

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Kenny WellingtonFree Spirit ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic album from trumpeter Kenny Wellington – one that shows us that the 70s spirit of artists like Roy Ayers and the Mizell Brothers is alive and well – as long as you know where to look! The record's contemporary, but has a really classic blend of jazz and soul – one that ... (Neo Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Bugge WesseltoftBugge & Friends ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
Bugge Wessltoft returns to a style that made us first fall in love with him many years back – a hip blend of jazzy instrumentation and more cosmic 21st Century touches – all wrapped up in that sweet style that first put Norway's Jazzland label on the map! Bugge's at the helm on Fender ... read more CD

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Bugge WesseltoftNew Conceptions Of Jazz (3CD set) ... CD
Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99
Previously unreleased live and studio material from Bugge Wesseltoft – more than a decade's worth of recordings, served up here on 3CDs! The package is a great testament to Bugge's sharp edge over the years – the sounds he first made at the forefront of the underground in the mid 90s, ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Mike WestbrookLive (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cadillac/Hux (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Mike Westbrook live, and also a bit more stripped-down than on some of his earlier albums – less of the high concept presentation overall, and more in the mode of the sharper edges of the British scene of the time! The tracks are all longish, and nicely open at points – flowing with a ... read more CD

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Mike WestbrookMarching Song Volumes 1 & 2 (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Deram/Turbo (UK), 1969. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99
The brilliant third album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in ... read more CD

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Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 3 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1988/1990. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A whole new side of genius from the mighty Andrew White – a set that offers some saxophone quintet and sextet performances in which the reedman sometimes seems to work by himself, using overdubs, sometimes in unnamed groups – with a sound that's really amazing! The work here is partly ... read more CD

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Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 4 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1973/1984/1990/2002/2004. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A flurry of incredible sounds from saxophonist Andrew White – material that has the musician at his most experimental, and his most personal too! The package features lots of different pieces composed by White – performed in ways that sometimes feature solo saxophone, sometimes a sax ... read more CD

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Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 6 ... CD
Andrew's Music, Mid 70s/1979/1985/2007. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Maybe the richest volume so far in this excellent series of works by saxophonist Andrew White – a massive batch of recordings that features White working with a big band, a woodwind quintet, and even a string quartet – all to offer up amazing variations on his music! Almost all the ... read more CD

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Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 7 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1968/1987/2003. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
An album that reveals a surprising side of the talents of saxophonist Andrew White – his ability to mix jazz and more "serious" music – heard here on tracks that blend jazz performance with string, woodwind, and chamber music modes! White plays oboe, alto, and English horn ... read more CD

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Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 4 – I Love Japan/Have Band Will Travel ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1979. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A pair of great records from saxophonist Andrew White – back to back on a single CD! First up is I Love Japan – a great second set from Andrew White's One Step series – a record dedicated to jazz listeners in Japan, but featuring some core elements from the American scene of the ... read more CD

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Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 5 – Super Bonus Sampler ... CD
Andrew's Music, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Rare tracks from reedman Andrew White's own label – almost all recorded during that mid 70s stretch when White was really on fire, and making some important contributions to the DC jazz scene! White's a hell of a player, and if you've never heard him before, this set's a great place to start ... read more CD

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Chip WickhamLa Sombra ... CD
Lovemonk (Spain), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
Sublime spiritual sounds from reedman Chip Wickham – part of the new revival of soulful 70s modes that we see in the music of Nat Birchall and Matthew Halsall! Chip lists both of these musicians as key influence in the notes, and we can definitely hear that in the music, too – which is ... read more CD
Also available La Sombra ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Havard Wiik TrioThis Is Not A Waltz ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
Definitely not a waltz – if you know the music of pianist Havard Wilk at all – and instead, the kind of cascading sounds we've really come to love from his music on the piano – a unique touch on the keys that's made Wilk one of the most distinct musicians we've heard in years! As ... read more CD
Also available This Is Not A Waltz (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Bob Wilber & Scott HamiltonBob Wilber & The Scott Hamilton Quartet ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the records that really put saxophonist Scott Hamilton on the map – a well-matched set with reedman Bob Wilber, and a date that has each player taking a different end of the sonic spectrum! Wilber blows alto, soprano, and clarinet – often with a style that maybe hints at trade, ... read more CD

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Jack WilkinsWindows ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful work from guitarist Jack Wilkins – maybe one of his cleanest, coolest records of all time – and a set that really demonstrates the rich chromatic power of the young musician! The album's a trio date – with Mike Moore on electric and acoustic bass, and Bill Goodwin on ... read more CD

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Joe Williams & Harry Sweets EdisonTogether ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $9.99
A gem of a record from this pair of Basie-ites – one that allows Joe Williams to hit some different modes than on his fuller records with the Count – set up here in a nicely relaxed groove with trumpeter Harry Sweets Edison! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, but are more laidback than ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
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Tony Williams LifetimeEmergency ... CD
Polydor/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A seminal jazz rock statement from drummer Tony Williams – one that has him stepping out quite far from his original "new thing" recordings of the mid 60s! The album's got a genre-forming sound that's incredibly fierce – a power trio churning of Williams drums, John ... read more CD

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Tony Williams Lifetime featuring Allan HoldsworthLive At The Village Gate ... CD
Hi Hat, 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A full-on sonic assault from the version of Tony Williams' Lifetime that featured guitar from the pyrotechnic Allan Holdsworth – holding the spot in the group that John McLaughlin had famously taken at the end of the 60s – and pushing the combo with even more dynamic range than before! ... read more CD
Also available Live At The Village Gate (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Tony Williams Lifetime featuring John McLaughlinLive In New York 1969 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Stunning sounds from drummer Tony Williams – a rare live date from the end of the 60s, and one that's even more freewheeling than the performance on his classic Emergency album! The group here is the same as that one – the famous trio with John McLaughlin on guitar and Larry Young on ... read more CD

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Cassandra Wilson5 Original Albums (Blue Light Til Dawn/New Moon Daughter/Traveling Miles/Belly Of The Sun/Glamoured) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99
Five full Blue Note albums from singer Cassandra Wilson – all packaged here in tiny LP-styled sleeves! First up is Blue Light Til Dawn – a beautiful early album from Cassandra Wilson – a singer who already had a really deep sound, right at the start – and definitely hit her ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Jack WilsonTwo Sides Of Jack Wilson ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
Pianist Jack Wilson is one of our favorite underdiscovered talents of the 60's – and we treasure all of the albums we can find by him. His lyrical writing and playing are extremely refreshing, and he manages to spin out long free lines on the piano, while also still keeping a very soulful ... read more CD
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Phillip Wilson with Olu DaraEsoteric ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Percussionist Phillip Wilson's got his name on the cover, but the set's a very collaborative outing with trumpeter Olu Dara – recorded in Paris by Jef Gilson with a very free-thinking, open style that bridges both American and European modes of free jazz at the time! Wilson plays both a ... read more CD
Also available Esoteric ... LP 28.99

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Norma WinstoneDescansado – Songs For Films ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Norma Winstone won us on this album right away – with a leadoff take on Michel Legrand's "His Eyes Her Eyes" – which is then followed by a range of well-selected songs from film soundtracks! In keeping with Winstone's long legacy in music, the choices and presentation are ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Raven WolfConnections ... CD
Pug Dog, 2012. New Copy ... $7.99
The cover looks contemporary, but Raven Wolf plays in a style that goes back through generations – mostly blowing wood flute here, often over spare percussion – on tunes that have a slightly mystical, slightly spiritual current overall! The album's hardly got any other ornamentation at ... read more CD

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Raven WolfSpiritual Jazz On South 9th Street ... CD
Pug Dog, 2011. New Copy ... $7.99
An album that's got a lot deeper vibe than you might guess from its cover – a contemporary set, but one that's recorded in a nicely stripped-down style that feels more like some lost set from the 70s – as most of the album is just improvised flute and sax over raw percussion! Reedman ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationDedicacion ... CD
Corridor/Uuquipleu, 1985. New Copy ... $6.99
A great little set from keyboardist Lyman Woodard – and one that's definitely got some of the Latin flavor promised by the spelling in the title! Woodard's still playing some mighty nice organ and electric piano lines, but the group here also has some added Latin percussion at the bottom ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationDon't Stop The Groove (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lyman/Uuquipleu, 1979. New Copy ... $6.99
A killer little set from funky organist Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the standout stalwarts of the 70s Detroit jazz funk scene! The set features Lyman working in a live setting – grooving out over some mighty long tracks that blend jazz and soul together ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special ... CD
Strata/Uuquipleu, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect ... read more CD
 
 



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