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Yuji OhnoProof Of The Man (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet funky sounds from Japanese keyboardist/arranger Yuji Ohno – one of his lesser-known film scores from the 70s, but also one of his best! The record's got a bit of a cop/crime vibe overall – with lots of warm electric touches, of the sort you might find on an American thriller of ... read more CD
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Kunio OhtaMy Back Pages (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $26.99
An overlooked gem from the Three Blind Mice catalog of the 70s – a date that's led by pianist Kunio Ohta, but which features some excellent reed work from Masamiki Takano too! The record's got that open, creative spirit that we love from the label's best work in the decade – almost as ... read more CD
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Shingo OkudairaI Didn't Know What Time It Was ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $26.99
A wonderful group of young players from the contemporary Tokyo scene – the Force quintet of drummer Shingo Okudaira – who really get to pen up here in the live space of the legendary Pit Inn! The combo have a free-flowing sense of soul that really reminds us of some of our favorite New ... read more CD

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Shingo OkudairaThis Is New ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $29.99
Shingo Okudaira might look a bit understated on the cover, but he's a hell of a drummer and a great leader too – one who seems to inherit almost an Art Blakey-like role in his leadership of the Force Quartet! The group's an already-crackling unit – with some especially strong piano ... read more CD

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Shunsuke UminoMirage (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $31.99
An album that's every bit as cool and classic as its cover – a really kicking organ/tenor set, and one with a voice that's all its own! Drummer Shunsuke Umino heads up the group, and also wrote a number of the tracks – and he's got an approach that's not content to simply rehash old ... read more CD

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Open Systems Quartet (Tsahar/Ragin/Kowald/Drake)Open Systems Quartet ... CD
Marge (France), 2001. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
The group name's a bit mysterious, but we can say that these guys definitely have an open approach to their music – one that really allows a lot of flow from the trumpet of Hugh Ragin, and the tenor and bass clarinet of Assif Tsahar! The group come together as a piano-less quartet – ... read more CD

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Frankie Ortega & Sy Oliver77 Sunset Strip & Other Selections ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the coolest records ever from pianist Frankie Ortega – a set that has his usual trio backed by a much bigger group – which makes the music pack a lot more punch than usual! Sy Oliver put the band together, and handles the arrangements – which leaves Frankie's piano out ... read more CD
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Oton Kvartetti/Wasama Tuominen Trio/Pentti HietaneJazz Liisa 7 & 8 – Live In Studio 1974/1976 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $18.99
A hip quartet of jazz performances – all recorded for Finnish radio in the 70s – presented here with beautiful sound as a stunning look at the under-tapped talent in that scene at the time! First up is a 19 minute track titled "Lydian Feeling" – performed by a quartet ... read more CD

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✨✧ George OtsukaMaracaibo Cornpone ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A cool 70s set from Japanese drummer George Otsuka – much more fusion-based than his work of the 60s, with some great help from an assortment of American and Japanese players! Many tunes have an angular, searching sort of feel – but there's also a nice dose of funk too, choppier ... read more CD

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Marty PaichBroadway Bit ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
Marty Paich takes on a host of Broadway tunes from the 50s – but as always with his best work, the result is something quite far from its roots – an amazing batch of jazzy instrumentals that owes very little to the original conception of the tunes! Paich's got an incredible ear for ... read more CD
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Marty Paich Big BandI Get A Boot Out Of You ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
Sparkling work from arranger Marty Paich – one of our favorite large group talents of the 50s! The album definitely gets a boot out of us – not just for its sexy, shower-situated cover on the front – but also for its great approach to the music, penned here by Paich in ways that ... read more CD
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Jason PalmerBeauty In Numbers – The Sudoku Suite ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Jason Palmer's given us some great concept projects in recent years – including albums based around the music of Minnie Riperton and Janelle Monae – but this time around, the concept is all Palmer's own – and a great one too! As the title might imply, the music here is based ... read more CD

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Evan Parker/Daunik Lazro/Joe McPheeSeven Pieces – Live At Willisau 1995 ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautiful tangle of reeds from this all-star group – Evan Parker, Daunik Lazro, and Joe McPhee – working together here in a sublime live performance that's over 20 years old, but still blows away most of the work by the younger generation! Each individual player has a very strong ... read more CD

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✨✧ William Parker & Stefano ScodanibbioBass Duo ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastic free jazz improvisations on bass – performed here in a live setting by the mighty William Parker alongside Stefano Scodanibbio – in a wonderful array of tones, shapes, and structures! The music has that really special quality that's made Parker one of the most soulful ... read more CD

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Joe PassIntercontinental ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the grooviest records we've ever heard from guitarist Joe Pass – a sweet European session for MPS, and one with a very different feel than some of his US recordings! The setting's a trio, with a feel that's more open than some of Joe's pop-jazz sets from the 60s – and the ... read more CD
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Annette Peacock & Paul BleyDual Unity ... CD
Freedom/Bamboo (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Wild work from one of Paul Bley's most compelling stretches – a time when he was working with early analogue synthesizer and keyboards – in collaboration here with Annette Peacock, who also plays a bit of electric piano and bass, as well as sings! The music is great – very ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Dual Unity (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Gary PeacockEastward ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Gary Peacock's rare Japanese-only albums for Columbia – really dynamic trio work that's a lot more powerful than the bassist's later sides for ECM! Gary's working here with Masabumi Kikuchi on piano and Hiroshi Murakami on drums – in a mode that's got the open-ended, long ... read more CD

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✨✧ Duke PearsonProfile ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $15.99
Early early work by Duke Pearson – and one of his few trio sessions ever! The album's a great way to hear Pearson's lyrical soulful style at work, as he's playing in an unfettered setting with Gene Taylor on bass and Lex Humphries on drums – really stretching out on piano, in a way ... read more CD
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Duke PearsonTender Feelin's ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the most obscure sessions by Duke Pearson, and one of his first for Blue Note too! The album features Duke hitting a laidback and lyrical groove – working in a trio with Gene Taylor on bass and Lex Humphries on drums – overall pretty much in a soul jazz mode, but with more of ... read more CD
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Florian Pellissier QuintetBiches Bleues ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
The title might sound like a Miles Davis homage, but the record is something else entirely – a really warm, wonderful set of spiritually-tinged jazz tracks – served up with a very classic vibe! The group's led by pianist Florian Pellissier, who also wrote most of the tracks on the set ... read more CD
 
 



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