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Lee RitenourCaptain's Journey/Feel The Night/Rio ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Sweet fusion from the great Lee Ritenour – three classic albums on two CDs! First up is Captain's Journey – a masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourFeel The Night ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet electric fusion from Lee Ritenour – a key album from a time when he was still very much at the top of his game! Although tight overall, the album's never too commercial to be cloying – and Lee's approach here is a great example of the way that mainstream 70s fusion managed to ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourFriendship ... CD
JVC/Warner (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Plenty of friendship here – some really warm interplay between a well-chosen group of musicians – all of whom come together with the level of quality that always made Lee Ritenour's records stand out from the pack! This isn't easy commercial fusion, but a really soulful, cohesive set ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourRit/Rit 2 ... CD
Elektra/Robinsongs (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A super-fusion double header from Lee Ritenour – two classics back to back on a single CD! 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 ... read more CD

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Sam RiversLazuli ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked gem from reedman Sam Rivers – and a set that's surprisingly soulful, given that most of his other work from this stretch is much more outside! The album's got a laidback groove on most numbers – with rhythm from Daryll Thompson on guitar, Rael Wesley Grant on bass, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ RM Jazz LegacyRM Jazz Legacy ... CD
Key Of Life (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
A totally wonderful jazz ensemble from Japan – one who definitely work in some of the older modes you'd guess from the "legacy" in their name, especially the hippest funky big band styles of the 70s – yet a group who also have a very fresh, individual vibe of their own! These ... read more CD

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✨✧ George Robert & Kenny BarronGood Life ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Not the first pairing of alto saxophonist George Robert and pianist Kenny Barron – but a set that may well be their best together – as it's got this tonal, textural depth that really gets at the maturing talents of both artists involved! And that's not to say that the previous DIW date ... read more CD

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✨✧ Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Three – River Run Thee ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Maybe the most dense, most complex work we've heard from Matana Roberts to date – a unusual effort that blends together her own instrumental passages with sound samples recorded during a wintertime ramble through the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana! Roberts moves away from ... read more CD
Also available Coin Coin Chapter Three – River Run Thee (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 13.99

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Red Rodney & Ira SullivanSpirit Within ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Really beautiful work from the team of Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – hardly the sort of stuff we might have heard from the players a decade or two before – and a sophisticated batch of tunes that has them stretching out in rich musical directions! There's little of the boppish roots of ... read more CD
Also available Spirit Within ... LP

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Red Rodney & Ira SullivanSprint ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1983. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A tremendous live performance from the group co-led by Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – two players who really bring a lot to each other's music! There's a mode here that really blows us away – a careful, sensitive approach that allows each horn player to hit their most lyrical moments ... read more CD
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Jason RoebkeEvery Sunday ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautiful work from bassist Jason Roebke – a player we grow to respect more and more over the years, and one who continually surprises us with music like this! The set features three long tracks, played by a trio with Matthew Schneider on guitar and Marcus Evans on drums – but always ... read more CD

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Sonny Rollins/Thad JonesSonny Rollins Plays/Thad Jones & His Ensemble (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Period/SSJ (Japan), 1957/1958. New Copy ... $15.99
A legendary split album from the hardbop underground of the 50s – two different sides by two different artists – both of them great! Side one features stunning work from Sonny Rollins – blowing at a level that matches his early gems for Blue Note, with that razor-sharp tone and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Michael RosenSweet 17 ... CD
Via Veneto (Italy), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
Guitarist Lage Lund is consistently one of our favorite contemporary musicians on his instrument – and even though he's not the leader on this set from tenorist Michael Rosen, his performance really helps shape the overall sound of the album! Lund's got this way of arching into the groove ... read more CD

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✨✧ Renee RosnesWritten In The Rocks ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from pianist Renee Rosnes in a long time – a set that features Rosnes working at the head of a very hip quintet with Steve Nelson on vibes and Steve Wilson on alto, flute, and soprano sax! Both of the Steves really open up the sound here – ... read more CD

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Ronnie RossStompin' With The Ronnie Ross Quintet ... CD
Ember/Fantastic Voyage (UK), New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
British reedman Ronnie Ross really shines brightly on this set – a well-crafted batch of tunes that takes a great lead from his strong work on baritone sax! The sound is somewhat tightly arranged – a bit in a US west coast mode from the time – but the groove's also a bit looser ... read more CD

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Bjarne Rostvold TrioTricotism ... CD
RCA/Be! (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
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 CD
Also available Tricotism ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Rova Sax QuartetRova Channeling Coltrane – Electric Ascension (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2012/2016. New Copy DVD/Blu Ray & CD ... $32.99 39.95
The Rova Sax Quartet channel the sound of John Coltrane's legendary Ascension album – then take it into a whole new territory of expression, thanks to help from an international assortment of improvisers who join in on the performance! The group famously reworked the piece in 1995, and have ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jorge Lopez RuizBronca Buenos Aires (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A great set from Argentinean jazz bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz – funky, cinematic big band swing and choral arrangements! The set is a four piece suite based on the writings of Jose Tcherkaski, featuring arrangements that range from big band with heavy horns and strings and a very late 60s/early ... read more CD

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsJazz Rolls Royce ... CD
Omega/VSOP, 1957. New Copy ... $7.99 13.99
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 CD

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Gene RussellNew Direction ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Sweet funky jazz from pianist Gene Russell – one of the hippest albums he ever recorded! Russell's a pianist with a wonderfully fluid touch – used here to near perfection in a small combo date that really stands out from most of his other albums – just the kind of effort we'd ... read more CD
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