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Joe HoustonJoe Houston Blows Crazy – Classic Tracks From The Wild Man Of The Tenor Sax ... CD
Modern/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Killer work from the great Joe Houston – one of our favorite R&B tenor saxophonists of the 50s, and one of the most hard-blowing too! Joe's got roots in Texas, but cut plenty of great work on the LA scene of the decade – really pushing his roots into hard-swinging, fast-romping ... read more CD

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Freddie HubbardBacklash ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Freddie Hubbard's greatest records – a soaring bit of soulful modernism that's almost a precursor to 70s sounds on record labels like Black Jazz or Strata East! Freddie's at his early best here – stepping aside from some of the more serious Blue Note modes, and definitely ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Freddie HubbardBaddest Hubbard ... CD
CTI/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 12.98
Baddest Hubbard or goodest Hubbard – whatever you prefer, the set's a great sampling of Freddie's incredible work for the CTI label during the early 70s! The album only features 4 tracks, but for CTI, Freddie was cutting them so long, that's the only way you could go – as his ... read more CD

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Freddie HubbardHub Of Hubbard ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A classic European date from Freddie Hubbard – recorded right around the vintage of his Red Clay years, but with a sound that hearkens back more towards his Blue Note sessions of the mid 60s! There's a nicely angular feel to this set – that bold, modern quality that really set Hubbard ... read more CD
(Great LP sleeve edition – new remastering, new notes, and even a picture of the original master tape!)

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Freddie HubbardKeep Your Soul Together ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Freddie Hubbard at the peak of his 70s powers – and one of his finest albums of the decade! The record follows strongly in the tone that Freddie set at CTI on his mighty Red Clay and Sky Dive sets – long, drawn out tracks – done with lots of electricity in the rhythms, and a very ... read more CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron ... read more CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Bobbi HumphreyDig This! ... CD
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 13.99
A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Stan Hunter & Sonny FortuneTrip On The Strip ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
A rare gem on 60s Prestige Records – and one of the earliest records to feature the incredible talents of reedman Sonny Fortune! Sonny burst into fame in the 70s as a spiritual player with a really freewheeling groove – but this late 60s date has Fortune in the company of Hammond ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Harumi IbeTantei Jimusho 23 Kutabare Akutodomo ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $28.99
Think the French new wave had a lock on jazz soundtracks? Think again, because the Japanese scene of the 60s was full of them – including this sublime set from 1963! Most numbers here are jazz tracks played by a great small combo – one that's got tremendous energy all the way through! ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD

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Hideo Ichikawa TrioTomorrow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $26.99
Hideo Ichikawa may have been one of the most inventive pianists to record for the Three Blind Mice label in the 70s – an artist whose talents are expansive both on the acoustic and electric versions of the instrument he uses here – and which also extend to a few contributions on ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Takeshi Inomata & Sound LtdNew Rock In Europe (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Express/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
Not European rock, but funky jazz instead – served up by a very cool Japanese group with a lot of funky undercurrents! The approach here is similar to some of the other Sound Ltd albums from Takeshi Inomata – a reworking of an older big band mode, with more electric and groovy elements ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series, too.)

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IntrioductionIntrioduction ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
The group's name is a bit of wordplay, and might make you think they're presenting themselves in a flip sort of way – but their music is rock-solid, and has this well-crafted, rock-solid approach that's mighty nice! Intrioduction have that open, flowing sensibility that the better European ... read more CD

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IntrioductionNorth Sea Highlights ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
Intrioduction, recorded live at the North Sea Festival – on a set that features sparkling interplay between Harry Happel on piano, Koos Wiltenburg on bass, and Fred Krens on drums – a lineup that has a great balance between the strength of Happel's piano lines, and some of the more ... read more CD

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Max IonataRewind ... CD
Via Veneto (Italy), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99
A wonderful setting for reedman Max Ionata – an album that has him working alongside some Hammond organ from Alberto Gurrisi, who really brings a soulful vibe to the album! Max is always great on other albums – and often plays with this rich tenor sound that takes us back to our ... read more CD

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Max Ionata Quartet with Fabrizio BossoInspiration (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
An already-great quartet – augmented by some wicked trumpet work by Fabrizio Bosso! The group perfectly sums up everything that's great about the contemporary Italian jazz scene – a sound that has its roots in classic hardbop of the 50s and 60s, but a youthful energy that instantly ... read more CD

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Jon Irabagon, John Hegre, & Niles Are DronenAxis ... CD
Rune Grammafon (Norway), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
You might know the sax work of Jon Irabagon in the group Mostly Other People Do The Killing – but here, he's set up in a completely different format – one that shows the growing role of Irabagon on the global jazz underground! The music here is freely improvised with a trio that ... read more CD

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IrakereIrakere (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album from this powerhouse Cuban group of the 70s – their first record issued formally to an American market, and quite possibly their greatest effort of the decade! The sound here is a lot more focused than on the group's Cuban sessions from previous years – not commercial ... (Latin, Jazz) read more CD

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Akira IshikawaDynamic Latin Exotic Sound (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Toshiba/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
Akira Ishikawa always gives us very groovy music – either with his Count Buffalos, or without – and this album is a key part of his 70s legacy of mixing up so many different styles at once! The album's definitely got all the elements promised in the title, but all inflected with a ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Another gem in the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Ethan IversonPurity Of The Turf ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A stunner of a trio set – led by pianist Ethan Iverson, working with one of his heroes and a bonafide legend in bass player Ron Carter, and the always compelling Nasheet Waits on the drums! The group dynamic is solid, but there are some really nice moments with just Iverson's piano, too, ... read more CD

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Jackie & RoyWilder Alias ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
Jackie & Roy are definitely getting bit wilder here – hitting an electric early 70s CTI mode, and really growing a lot in the process! The session has the vocal pair working with CD players who include Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on saxes, Roy Pennington on vibes, and Steve Gadd on ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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