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Ramsey LewisTequila Mockingbird ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $6.99
Sweet electric Ramsey Lewis – an overlooked gem from the Columbia Records years, filled with loads of great grooves, and some pretty mighty keyboards! Part of the record has Ramsey working with Larry Dunn of Kalimba Productions – getting plenty of the Earth Wind & Fire groove that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Victor LewisEEEYYESS! ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic set as a leader from drummer Victor Lewis – and one that really takes off with some of that energy he'd explored while working with Bobby Watson a few years before! There's a vibe here that's great – positive, upbeat energy – that new sense of optimism that seemed to ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)
Also available EEEYYESS! ... CD 9.99

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Abbey LincolnLove Having You Around – Live At The Keystone Korner Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, 1980. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Unheard sounds from the great Abbey Lincoln – a live performance recorded in 1980, at a time when the singer was really hitting a new sort of life in her music! Abbey's always been way more than just another jazz vocalist – and, like Nina Simone, often works in a territory that's a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Nils Lindberg feat Lars GullinSax Appeal & Trisection ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960/1962. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Two killer albums from Swedish pianist/arranger/composer Nils Lindberg – back to back on a single CD! The first set is the legendary Sax Appeal record – a fantastic set of Swedish modern jazz from the start of the 60s – a group organized by pianist Nils Lindberg, who also did the ... read more CD

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Johan Lindstrom SeptettMusic For Empty Halls ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A rich vision in sound from Johan Lindstrom – not just a guitarist, but a hell of a composer too – working here with an all-star group that features other great players on the Moserobie label! Yet despite that connection, the vibe here is very different than other Moserobie music ... read more CD
Also available Music For Empty Halls ... LP 22.99

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Charles LloydCharles Lloyd Quartet – Live 1966 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
A brilliant live performance from saxophonist Charles Lloyd – music that stands as a great addition to his more spiritual Atlantic Records material of the 60s! Lloyd's group here has a really progressive approach to rhythm – no surprise, as the lineup features a young Keith Jarrett on ... read more CD

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Fred Lonberg-Holm & The Amphibians Of The EvergladBow Hard At The Frog ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the most unusual albums we've heard from cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm – and one that's a lot closer to the title than you might think! The album was actually recorded alongside frogs – specifically in the Everglades, where Fred collaborated with sound artist Gustavo Matamoros ... read more CD

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London Experimental Jazz QuartetInvisible Roots (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Scratch/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
That's London, Ontario – not London, England – which means that the group have an even more far-flung sound than you might expect! The album's a brilliant and overlooked gem from the Canadian scene of the 70s – really mindblowing music by a group who are equally great at grooving ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Mike LongoAwakening ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Killer electric piano work from the mighty Mike Longo – recorded at a time when he was definitely at the height of his powers! The album sports a rare Mainstream Records appearance from James Moody – who was a frequent partner of Longos on sessions at the time – particularly on ... read more CD

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Jaska Lukkarinen TrioOrigami ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
The trio's led by drummer Jaska Lukkarinen, but the player here who really grabs us is tenorist Jussi Kannaste – whose rich, soulful style really makes the record shine! In truth, the whole combo is great – bassist Antti Lotjonen has these round, bold lines that always hint at funk, ... read more CD

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Bobby LyleNight Fire ... CD
Capitol/Soul Brother (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A stone classic from Bobby Lyle – and a record that really has him stepping out strongly, both as a keyboardist and a singer! Bobby's strength at this point is undeniable – and he's got a perfect sense of balance that rivals contemporaries like Roy Ayers or Webster Lewis – both ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jimmy LyonsPush Pull ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $15.99
Alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons had a legendary run of performances on record with Cecil Taylor – but he sounds equally amazing here as a leader – given the space to really stretch out in a 3LP set that brings together a landmark live performance from 1978! Lyons works here with some ... read more CD

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Harold MabernTo Love & Be Loved ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Warmly wonderful work from the great Harold Mabern – a pianist who's given us so much great music over the past fifty years – from his famous early work with Frank Strozier, to his Blue Note material with Horace Silver, and his fantastic run of recent recordings with tenorist Eric ... read more CD

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Galt MacDermotLive At Joe's Pub ... CD
Kilmarnock, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
Composer Galt MacDermot is best known to the world for his famous work on stage and in films – but the pianist was also a jazz musician at his start, and has continued performing for decades – as you'll hear on this relatively recent set! The group here is a well-oiled unit that Galt ... read more CD

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Galt MacDermot & Angela OrtegaGhetto Suite ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
One of the coolest records ever issued on Galt MacDermot's legendary Kilmarnock label – a selection of songs and poems by Harlem school children, set to music by Galt, and sung by vocalist Angela Ortega! Given that Galt's handling the music, you can bet that there's plenty of nicely funky ... read more CD

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Galt MacDermot with Seldon PowellSolo Genius Of Seldon Powell ... CD
Kilmarnock, 1970s. New Copy ... $4.99
Solo genius is right – as saxophonist Seldon Powell was a key member of so many different groups, always doing a great job in the ensemble – but when he got a chance to solo, he'd really take off and give us something special! This set focuses on all the great moments when Powell was ... read more CD

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Ralph MacDonaldPath ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
One of percussionist Ralph MacDonald's best albums of the late 70s – and one of the few on his own, given how many other records he played on! The set's a complicated mix of jazz, soul, and a variety of rootsier elements – and MacDonald shows a lot of sides of his personality here ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Edison MachadoEdison Machado e Samba Novo ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Brazil's best jazz sessions of the 60s – and one of those records that shows that although Verve and other US labels could record their own version of bossa nova, the style still always sounded best when coming from Brazil! Drummer Edison Machado really nocks it out of the park here ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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Andrew Finn MagillCanta Violin ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Andrew Finn Magill definitely makes his violin sing on the set – but he also does so in a way that borrows plenty from Brazilian music – as you might guess from the "canta" in the title! The album features a group that includes Dudu Oliveira on flute, Mike Marshall on ... read more CD

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Joe MagnarelliMagic Trick ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Joe Magnarelli can be one of the most explosively colorful trumpeters we know – and that's definitely the case here, as he works some beautiful magic alongside the alto of Andy Fusco and guitar of John Hart! Both players are equally imbued with hues, and weave this fantastic array of tones ... read more CD

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Adam MakowiczHandful Of Stars ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
Sprightly piano work from Adam Makowicz – an overlooked date from the early 80s, but one that's every bit as great as some of his albums that got much wider release! The set's got an unusual trio – George Mraz on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – the latter of whom is a bit of ... read more CD

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Adam MakowiczLive Embers – Polish Jazz 43 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Solo piano work from Adam Makowicz – easily one of the greatest players on the European scene of the 70s, but a player who didn't always get his due – thanks to cooled east-west relations at the time! The record's got a fluid grace that easily puts Makowicz in the company of ... read more CD
Also available Live Embers – Polish Jazz 43 ... LP 14.99

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Mammal HandsShadow Work ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Warmly-crafted work from this enigmatic ensemble – sounds that lie somewhere between the sonic textures of mid 70s ECM Records, and some of the more spiritual efforts of the time! The music is jazz, but often has a more abstract melodic progression – with core acoustic elements on ... read more CD

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Junior ManceBallads 2006 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $15.99
A set of ballads, but handled by Junior Mance at a level that's way richer than you might expect – set up beautifully in a trio that features bass from John Webber and drums from Farnsworth! The Webber/Farnsworth team is one that you'll know from many other piano records – including ... read more CD
(Junior Mance 90th Anniversary edition!)

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Junior ManceShadow Of Your Smile (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 1982/1983. New Copy ... $15.99
Pianist Junior Mance has a mighty cool trio here – an unusual group with Martin Rivera on bass and the great Alvin Queen on drums! Queen's a great force here – and his amazingly open sense of rhythm really brings a lot to the record – this fantastic flow that almost reminds us of ... read more CD
(Junior Mance 90th Anniversary edition!)

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Johnny MandelHarper ... CD
Mainstream/Intrada, 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A hell of a soundtrack from the great Johnny Mandel – maybe his jazziest work of the 60s, and perfectly scored for this groovy cop film that stars Paul Newman as the 45-wielding title character! The vibe here is almost more 60s Quincy Jones than anything else – with sublime ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Harper ... LP 19.99

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Albert MangelsdorffMainhattan Modern ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Never-heard music from legendary trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – easily one of the hippest talents on his instrument at the time of these recordings – a musician we'd easily rank right up there with American giants like Bob Brookmeyer or JJ Johnson! Albert's got the modern tones and ... read more CD

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Chuck Mangione5 Original Albums (Chase The Clouds Away/Main Squeeze/Feels So Good/Fun & Games/70 Miles Young) (5CD set) ... CD
A&M (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $19.99
Five full albums from a time when jazzman Chuck Mangione was at the height of his powers – all served up here in one package, with tiny LP-styled covers for each CD! Most of these records were instant hits for Mangione, and for good reason too – as Chuck's got a way of balancing the ... read more CD

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Gap MangioneDiana In The Autumn Wind ... CD
Josh Music, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A totally great little album from Gap Mangione – the lesser-known brother of Chuck! The difference between Gap and Chuck was that Gap was always hipper, cooler, and a bit funkier – as you'll hear in this excellent debut LP from 1968! Gap's working here in some amazing territory – ... read more CD

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Herbie MannIt's A Funky Thing – The Very Best Of Herbie Mann (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Varese, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that definitely delivers the very best of Herbie Mann – especially if, like us, you think that one of his greatest contributions to music was finding a way to make the flute sound surprisingly soulful in the 60s! Herbie wasn't the first to pick up the instrument and use it for ... read more CD

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✨✧ Shelly ManneHot Coles ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprisingly great little album – despite a very stupid cover! The concept of the "Coles" in the title is that all the songs on the record are Cole Porter compositions – but unlike other Porter tribute records, which are fairly traditional, Manne takes the tracks in a hip ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneMannekind ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible album – unlike anything else that Shelly Manne recorded! The record features Shelly getting all dope and mellow, sliding around on the kit in a kickback set of complex drum fills and percussion effects – with lots of unusual rhythms you never would have heard on his ... read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Michael ManringUnusual Weather ... CD
Windham Hill/Adventure, 1986. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Warmly flowing sounds from bassist Michael Manring – one of the lesser-known talents of the Windham Hill scene of the 80s, but a great one too! Manring's got a way of letting his instrument flow out in these round, warm lines – a mode that seems to be a bit of an heir to a Gary Peacock ... read more CD
(Great version – with much better mastering than the previous CD issue!)

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Ray MantillaHigh Voltage ... CD
Savant, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
For decades now, Ray Mantilla's been one of the few cats who can effortlessly fuse together Latin rhythms and jazz – creating the kind of music that's completely satisfying to fans of both styles, but all without ever resorting to any sort of easy cliches or overdone modes! Mantilla's the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Steve MarcusSometime Other Than Now ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A really sharp-edged set from reedman Steve Marcus – a player who'd already had some pretty tight fusion records under his belt before this overlooked gem! Marcus was a saxophonist who was always experimenting with new ideas at this time – part of a generation raised on rock as much as ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Charlie MarianoGreat Concert ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2008. New Copy ... $13.99
Late live work from Charlie Mariano – a session recorded during the last full year of Charlie's rich life – done as a trio outing with help from familiar partners Philip Catherine on guitars and Jasper Van't Hof on piano! As with some of Charlie's recent recordings, both Catherine and ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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Mike Marshall & Darol AngerChiaroscuro ... CD
Windham Hill/Adventure Music, 1985. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
An overlooked gem from that moment when the acoustic underground of the 70s was sometimes getting lost amidst the new age deluge of the 80s – even though all of the best musicians still their best talents intact! Mike Marshall is one of those musicians – working here on mandolin and ... read more CD
(Great version – with much better mastering than the previous CD issue!)

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✨✧ Terrace MartinVelvet Portraits ... CD
Ropeadope, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A jaw-dropper from Terrace Martin – the kind of record that sneaks on the market under everyone's ears, but will no doubt be one of those sets we'll all go back to again and again over the years! Martin's got a beautifully fresh take on funky jazz – steeped somewhat in the classic ... (Neo Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Luigi Martinale TrioCaruso – Jazzin Italian Standards (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
A very different take on the oft-recorded jazz standard mode – as this time around, the standards are all Italian – which makes most of them pretty unfamiliar to our ears! But even the few that we know take on a new sort of life in the hands of pianist Luigi Martindale – a player ... read more CD

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Pat MartinoFormidable ... CD
High Note, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Fantastic work from guitarist Pat Martino – a player who never seems to have lost his groove, and who might well be sounding even better in the past decade than a few years before! This album's got Pat in core trio formation – working with the organ of Pat Bianchi, whose sound ... read more CD

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Masabumi Kikuchi SextetMatrix (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the best albums ever from Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – a set that continues his development as a wonderfully expressive player on his instrument, but one that also opens up with a bit more bite at times, too – thanks to the presence of some sharp-edged contemporaries! The ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the excellent Deep Jazz Reality series!)
Also available Matrix ... LP 49.99

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Hugh MasekelaLive At The Record Plant – 24 February 1974 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Hugh Masekela at a really fantastic point in his career – recorded live for a radio broadcast, and working with a freewheeling style that's quite different than both his early and later work! The vibe here is right up there with some of the few longer-form jazz recordings made by Hugh in the ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Bill Mason/Gary ChandlerGettin' Off/Outlook (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
2 killer jazz funk albums – both rare, and both on one CD! The records were cut for the short-lived Eastbound side of the soul/funk Westbound label, both under the supervision of Bob Porter, who handled some of the best early 70s jazz funk work for Prestige! Both albums also feature ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jake Mason TrioStranger In The Mirror ... CD
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Sweet Hammond work from Jake Mason – a keyboardist who definitely loves the sound of 60s soul jazz, but also has a great ear for the soulful instrumental too! The organ lines on the set move nicely between territory of Jack McDuff and Jimmy McGriff, but also have some of the warmer glow of ... read more CD
Also available Stranger In The Mirror ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Toshio Matsuura GroupLove Play Dance ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Quite a compelling little record – a jazz album at heart, but one that also opens up into lots of different sonic territory – as you might expect from a collection of tunes that includes tracks by Rotary Connection, Roni Size, Flying Lotus, Kruder & Dorfmeister, and Bugge Wessletoft! ... read more CD

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Toshiro MayuzumiGoodbye Moscow ... CD
Toho/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
A great Japanese jazz soundtrack from the late 60s – as full of feeling and creative inspiration as some of the best French jazz scores of the New Wave! The tunes here mostly stand out as strong jazz numbers on their own – although there are a few shorter, more introspective or scene-se ... read more CD

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Rob MazurekRome ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible solo record from Rob Mazurek – a wonderful change from some of his larger group and collaborative projects – even though we love those a heck of a lot too! This set's a great reminder of the core improvisational genius that Rob's always had, but which sometimes is ... read more CD

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Rob Mazurek/Mwata Bowden/Julien Desprez/Matt Lux/MShore To Shore – Bridge Sessions 03 ... CD
Bridge Sessions (France), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
A mindblowing mix of acoustic and electric elements – a set that's in part very much like some of the more freewheeling work of cornetist Rob Mazurek, but which also features an organic core in the presence of AACM reedman Mwata Boden! Bowden adds in clarinet, baritone, didgeridoo, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Christian McBride Big BandBringin' It ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Excellent large group material from Christian McBride – an artist who may well be one of the most hard-working men in jazz these days! McBride's big band is always a treat – as the group soars with a soulful energy that matches Christian's smaller group material, but really expands on ... read more CD

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Les McCannLes McCann Trio – Live In Paris – 28 Julliet 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 29.99
A really great live set from the legendary Les McCann – recorded in Paris at the start of the 60s, and with a much grittier feel than some of his studio records of the time! The tracks are often long, and quite freewheeling – and you really get a sense of what a charismatic presence ... read more CD

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John McCowenSolo Contra ... CD
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
The "contra" here is a contrabass clarinet, not a stringed contrabass – yet John McCowen manages to play his instrument in a way that greatly resembles the larger wooden source of acoustic sound! The tones are very deep, and very slow-rising – used by McCowen in this ... read more CD

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Makaya McCravenHighly Rare ... CD
International Anthem/P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $26.99
Raw sounds from the Chicago scene – a mighty nice performance from the group of drummer Makaya McCraven – captured on four track cassette at the tiny Danny's Tavern! The setting and recording style really works with the approach of the group – as Makaya's drums are nice and loud ... read more CD

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Jack McDuffHot Barbeque/Live! ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Two classic greasy grooves – hot off the grill from chef Jack McDuff! Hot Barbeque is one of our favorite all-time Jack McDuff albums, and one that features his classic quartet in totally amazing form. George Benson's wailing on guitar, and proving that he was a genius, even at this tender ... read more CD

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Bobby McFerrin5 Original Albums (Spontaneous Inventions/Simple Pleasures/Medicine Music/Bang Zoom/Beyond Words) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Germany), Late 80s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99
Bobby McFerrin's a singer who's known to most for one huge hit early on in his career – but he's also way more than that, and a very creative vocal artist who kept on growing long after the hits had passed! This 5CD collection is a great testament to the continuing strengths of McFerrin ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Noel McGhieNoel McGhie Afro-Carribean Project – Re-Masters ... CD
Marge (France), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
We've loved drummer Noel McGhie in many modes over the years – including free jazz and funky fusion – and here, he's working in a very cool hybrid of jazz and Caribbean styles – with some island-styled rhythms inflected by solo work on trumpet, guitar, and alto sax! The sound is ... read more CD

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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathProcession – Live At Toulouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Amazing music from Chris McGregor and his legendary Brotherhood Of Breath ensemble – easily one of the most exciting forces in British jazz in the 70s, and one fo the few who was still sounding their best in the latter half of the decade! McGregor's got as much bite and burn here as with his ... read more CD

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Dave McKennaDave McKenna Quartet Featuring Zoot Sims (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A great date from pianist Dave McKenna – an artist who's frequently caught in a trio set or smaller – which makes this quartet session with Zoot Sims a mighty nice treat! McKenna's got a really timeless approach to piano – one that often spans decades of jazz expression, ... read more CD

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John McLaughlin & John SurmanWhere Fortune Smiles ... CD
Dawn/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A groundbreaking early album from guitarist John McLaughlin – a set that's a bit different than his more famous work of the mid 70s – with maybe a more avant approach, and a lot more bite as well! The set's really an equal collaboration, rather than just a McLaughlin session – ... read more CD

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Lloyd McNeillAsha ... CD
Asha/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A seminal bit of spiritual jazz from the American scene – the first self-released album by flute player Lloyd McNeill, a tremendous little set that's filled with modal grooves and soaring sounds! McNeill's flute work alone is enough to make the record great – in a space that's ... read more CD
Also available Asha ... LP 24.99

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Marian McPartlandBossa Nova + Soul ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the most unique albums ever cut by pianist Marian McPartland – and definitely a set that offers up the bossa and soul promised in the title! Marian's playing electric and acoustic, over some very groovy rhythms from the trio of Ben Tucker on bass, Dave Bailey on drums, and Ralph ... read more CD

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Marian McPartlandMarian McPartland Plays Music Of Leonard Bernstein (aka West Side Story) ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
Marian McPartland in one of her grooviest settings – a very soulful trio with Ben Tucker on bass and Jake Hanna on drums – in an outing that really transforms the sound of the tunes from West Side Story and other Leonard Bernstein compositions! The whole thing actually feels more like ... read more CD

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Joe McPheeWillisau Concert (with bonus track) ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A beautiful set of live improvisations from reedman Joe McPhee – recorded early in his time with the Hat Hut label – at a concert in Willisau, Switzerland – already showing Joe's strong relationship with the European scene! The tracks here are all long, and every bit as creative ... read more CD

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Charles McPhersonToday's Man ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A great document of the more soulful shift made by Charles McPherson in the 70s – and an album that features his moody alto work set amidst a slightly larger group – filled with great players that include Chris Woods on flute, Richard Williams and Cecil Bridewater on trumpet, Frank Wess ... read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAlfie ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Dionne Warwick may have made the title track a hit, but the tune stands as a great start for this classic 60s album from Carmen McRae – one of those superb gems from a time when the singer was really finding herself – and hitting this mature territory that gave her what she fully ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae (Mainstream) ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
The cover's got a 70s look, but the material here is from that great mid-60s moment when the talents of Carmen McRae were really coming alive – and producer Bob Shad was on hand to capture all the magic in all of its glory! The Carmen heard here is completely different than the singer of the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeHaven't We Met? ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from Carmen McRae – light and groovy one minute, deeply expressive the other – but all with a sense of balance that few other singers can touch at this point in her career! Carmen's already moved past straight jazz, yet she also avoids the traps of bigger label commercial ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Carmen McRaeLive & Wailing ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Wailing live material from the great Carme McRae – material recorded at the same sessions that yielded the Village Gate album from the same time – and equally great! There's a loose, soulful swing here – different from both the poise of Carmen's earliest records, and the fuller ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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MegapterasFull Throttle ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastically sharp group from the Japanese scene – one who do a perfect job of balancing electric and acoustic impulses, and yet another project from trumpeter Takuya Kuroda – who seems to be one of the hardest working players in recent years! Part of the album has the kind of hard ... read more CD

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✨✧ MenagerieArrow Of Time ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Deep sounds from Menagerie – a group led by funky genius Lance Ferguson, who's given us wonderful work in a variety of styles over the years – but who here has turned his talents to the world of spiritual jazz, which he takes on brilliantly with this excellent ensemble! Menagerie have ... read more CD

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Hailu MergiaLala Belu ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
The first record in many years from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia – and a set that we actually like even better than his earlier work! This album's more jazz than some of the previous efforts – performed in a trio with bass and drums by players who often make things tightly ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Meridian Trio (Nick Mazzarella/Matt Ulery/Jeremy CTriangulum ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
Triangulum – a great title for the wonderful energy of this group – which swings perfectly between the three sharp points of Nick Mazzarella on alto, Matt Ulery on bass, and Jeremy Cunningham on drums! These guys are freewheeling, but always soulful – not just because of Nick's ... read more CD

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Helen MerrillArtistry Of Helen Merrill ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
A really fantastic album from singer Helen Merrill – and quite an obscure one as well! The set was recorded after Helen's initial burst to fame on the Mercury label in the 50s – and has her taking on a more laidback, more open-minded approach here in a very hip setting that includes a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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MetrumZielony Dach ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet set of grooves from the 70s – served up here by a Polish combo rooted in jazz, but who also seem to have a pretty great ear for clubby styles of the time! The music is mostly instrumental disco, but delivered from a jazz funk perspective – with some especially nice flute work ... (Sound Library, Jazz) read more CD

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Keitaro MihoLe Cloche/Kane ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $15.99
A totally cool little Japanese soundtrack from the 60s – done for a film that features a bunch of younger teens who head out the beach – and which is scored with music that perfectly fits the mood! There's a really great range of 60s film modes going on here – as some tunes ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD

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Jerzy MilianBaazaar ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible record from Jerzy Milian – easily one of the hippest vibes players in Europe in the 60s, and a key member of the Polish jazz scene that also included Krzystof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko! The album's an extremely evocative session that features Milian's vibes and marimba mostly in ... read more CD
Also available Baazaar ... LP 28.99

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Jerzy MilianCirculations 1966 to 1969 – Belgian Scores/Beyond Third Stream ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Brilliant work from Polish jazz legend Jerzy Milian – all rare sides recorded in Brussels during the late 60s – and very different than some of his other material on record at the time! Much of the work here was done with the larger BRT Jazz Orchestra – an excellent large ... read more CD

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Jerzy MilianPretekst (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the grooviest work we've ever heard from Jerzy Milian – a legendary Polish jazz artist who normally plays vibes in the lead – but who works here as the head of a larger ensemble that also includes a mix of horns and singers! The approach is very cool – large charts that ... read more CD

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Kohsuke MineDaguri (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $29.99
Beautifully burning work from Japanese saxophonist Kohsuke Mine – a player who cut some fantastic albums in the 70s, even though he never fully got his due on this side of the Pacific! The vibe here is very much in a post-Coltrane spiritual mode – with the leader blowing both tenor and ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the excellent Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus In Europe Volume 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Great recordings the important 1964 tour of Europe by bassist Charles Mingus – a key musical moment that not only saw some of the last recordings of Eric Dolphy before his departure from this planet, but which also introduced the overseas scene to some key up-and-coming talents who were in ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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Blue MitchellBlue Mitchell ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A key 70s album from Blue Mitchell – and a set that's perfectly balanced between the lyricism of his mid 60s sides for Blue Note, and the electric funk of later years! The tracks are long, and have a really great vibe – plenty of room for Mitchell's sweet trumpet in the lead, with ... read more CD

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Blue MitchellHeads Up! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the first albums to feature the trumpet of Blue Mitchell in a larger group – a really great move that let his soulful horn really come to the lead! Blue sounds wonderful here – soaring out in front of larger charts from Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Don Pickett, and Melba Liston ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Heads Up! ... LP 9.99

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Blue MitchellVital Blue ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the more obscure Blue Mitchell albums of the 70s – and one of the most far-reaching too! The set's still got an electric current, like his other work on the Mainstream label at the time – but there's also less funk at the core, and more of a spiritual jazz vibe – a quality ... read more CD

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Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble & EnsembleMoments Of Fatherhood ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A beautiful large ensemble project from flautist Nicole Mitchell – and a set that shows just how far she's come in her music over the years! Mitchell has always been wonderful, but there's something especially visionary in this project – as there seem to be larger ideas at play ... read more CD

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Roscoe MitchellDiscussions ... CD
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
The title's an apt one – as the music here is based on the improvisations from Roscoe Mitchell's earlier Conversations albums – but recast in a whole new way for an improvising orchestra! The group here features Mitchell on sopranino sax – a very strong voice out in the lead ... read more CD

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellRoscoe Mitchell Ao Vivo Na Fabrica – Sustain & Run ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Tremendous live work from Roscoe Mitchell – a set of solo performances recorded in concert in Brazil – played with an intensity that we haven't heard in years! It's true that sometimes Mitchell can sometimes be very concerned with space and sonic textures – but here, he's got ... read more CD

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Roscoe Mitchell & Matthew ShippAccelerated Projection – Live At Sant'Anna Arresi ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A wonderful pairing of players – and one that seems to have Roscoe Mitchell balancing perfectly between his free improvised mode, and some of the more angular sounds of his compositional work! Make no mistake, the performance here feels largely improvised – recorded live in Italy ... read more CD
Also available Accelerated Projection – Live At Sant'Anna Arresi ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell & Montreal/Toronto Art OrchestraRide The Wind ... CD
Nessa, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The headier side of the great Roscoe Mitchell – a project that has some of the reedman's compositions transcribed for larger orchestra performance – but at a level that seems to be a natural evolution of the notion of "black classical music" that Mitchell first helped pioneer ... read more CD

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Hank MobleyFlip ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Late work by tenor giant Hank Mobley – and a really unique session that stands out from his other Blue Note work of the time! The set was recorded in Paris with an ultra-hip lineup – one that features Dizzy Reece on trumpet and Slide Hampton on trombone – both fresh players ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Flip ... CD 14.99

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Hank MobleyHank Mobley Quintet Featuring Sonny Clark (unreleased material) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $18.99
Don't let the cover fool you – because the album's not the Hank Mobley album with John Jenkins on alto, nor the Blue Note 1550 quintet session – but instead some unreleased material with the great Sonny Clark on piano! The group's a five piece, with Kenny Dorham on trumpet – but ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Louis Moholo MoholoUplift The People ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
The spiritual sound of drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo is alive and well – the one light still burning from the legendary Blue Notes jazz ensemble from South Africa – and one who's taken the righteous power of that group well into the 21st Century! The music here is as uplifting as the ... read more CD

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Louis Moholo Moholo Unit4 Blokes ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Not just four blokes, but a killer quartet led by legendary drummer Louis Moholo – one that works at the same searing intensity as his Blue Notes group in the 70s! The combo is especially adept at quick-paced, fast-thinking creativity – and really leap forward with a great sense of ... read more CD

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Louis Moholo Moholo UnitFor The Blue Notes – Live In Milan ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Maybe one of the greatest records we've ever heard from legendary South African drummer Louis Moholo – and that's saying a lot, given all his amazing music over the past few decades! The album's a dedication to Moholo's old group – The Blue Notes – but it's got this soaring, ... read more CD

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Amanda MonacoGlitter ... CD
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Amanda Monaco is a guitarist who plays with a style that's as colorful as the cover image – but one that's also nicely hard-edged, in a way we maybe weren't expecting, given her sweet smile – and set up perfectly in a soul jazz-styled combo! Amanda's got a clean, tight line – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even ... read more CD
Also available Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Wes MontgomeryMovin Wes ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99
One of Wes Montgomery's grooviest records of the 60s – a wonderful collaboration with the great Johnny Pate – a jazz artist at heart, but also working here as a soulful arranger who gives Wes' guitar a nicely different flavor than some of his other Verve albums of the time! Pate's ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Movin Wes ... LP 3.99

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Wes MontgomeryRoad Song ... CD
A&M/Verve (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Beautifully lofty work from the great Wes Montgomery – a set that was recorded quite late in his too-short career, and really points the way towards some of the sophisticated sounds that might have followed, had Wes not left this planet all too soon! Don Sebesky is at the head of the charts ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Wes MontgomeryTequila ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Tequila (with bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery In Paris – The Definitive ORTF Recording ... CD
Resonance, 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
Beautifully-recorded material by the great Wes Montgomery – some fairly open-ended tracks recorded for French radio in the 60s – with guest work from tenorist Johnny Griffin on a number of tunes! The core group here is great enough on its own – as Wes' guitar is backed by superb ... read more CD

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Wes MontgomeryWillow Weep For Me ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
A strange little record, but a great one too – a posthumous album that took older Wes Montgomery sides and souped them up a bit after his death! The core material here is quartet recordings done in 1965 – Montgomery's guitar in a hip group with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Tete MontoliuSongs For Love ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime solo piano work from Tete Montoliu – a set that takes off from the superb directions he'd hit on his Spanish albums of the 60s – when Tete was emerging as one of the most lyrically fluid pianists on the European scene! That legacy is greatly enhanced here – as Montoliu ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)
 
 



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