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Steve LacyAvignon & After Vol 2 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Emanem (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Never-issued material from the great Steve Lacy – a set of tracks that includes some unheard moments from his classic 1972 Avignon performance, plus a host of other wonderful soprano sax numbers as well! The first three cuts are the Avignon recordings – and feature Lacy doing these ... read more CD

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Cleo Laine with the John Dankworth SevenLover & His Lass ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), Early 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
Wonderful early work from Cleo Laine – already one of the hippest singers on the British scene in the postwar years, with a way of phrasing and handling the material that's completely unique! Cleo's got this deep tone that's almost a vocal equivalent of a trombone soloist at times – ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Prince Lasha EnsembleInsight ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Tremendous work from the legendary Prince Lasha – a rare UK-only date from 1966 – and one that has the reedman working away from more familiar contemporaries like Sonny Simmons and Eric Dolphy! The approach on this session is very unique – as Lasha includes harp with the ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Philip LassiterChill Mode ... CD
Philip Lassiter, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
A sweetly soulful set from trumpeter Philip Lassiter – a jazz musician at heart, but one who's blowing here with a strong range of contemporary R&B elements! Phil's trumpet is often processed a bit – with a cool, compressed sound that fits right in with the well-produced mellow ... (Neo Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Bill LauranceLive At Union Chapel (CD/DVD) ... CD
Verve/Ground Up, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $17.99 19.99
You might know Bill Laurance as the keyboardist with Snarky Puppy – but here, he's something else entirely – a hell of a jazz musician with a mighty rich vision – one that's got just the right sort of heavenly vibe to be recorded in a church! There's nothing churchy about the ... (Neo Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Azar Lawrence & Al McLeanFrontiers ... CD
Cellar Live, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.99
A great collaboration between spiritual jazz legend Azar Lawrence and overlooked Montreal reedman Al McLean – two very well-matched players who really seem to soar in each other's company! The tracks here are nice and long, and really share some of the strongly soulful currents of Azar's ... read more CD

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Josh LawrenceColor Theory ... CD
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
ric rocMaybe the first album we've ever seen from trumpeter Josh Lawrence – and a set that will definitely have us looking out for more! Lawrence composed almost every tune on the set, and works with a sense of color that really lives up to the title – on lines that are sometimes ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lean Left (Ken Vandermark/Paal Nilssen Love)I Forgot To Breathe ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
It's easy to forget to breathe with music this intense – a full-on frenzy from a quartet that features Paal Nilssen-Love on drums, Ken Vandermark on saxes, and both Terrie Ex and Andy Moore on guitars! The guitars are spaced out – one in each channel – which only makes the sonic ... read more CD
(Comes in a beautiful hand-printed cover!)
Also available I Forgot To Breathe ... LP 26.99

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Mike LeDonne & The Groover QuartetThat Feelin ... CD
High Note, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
There's a real sense of collaborative joy in the image on the cover here – and that vibe really comes through in the energy of the Groover Quartet of organist Mike LeDonne – a fantastic combo that brings together the tenor of Eric Alexander, guitar of Peter Bernstein, and drums of Joe ... read more CD

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Josef LeimbergAstral Progressions ... CD
World Galaxy/Rings (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $24.99
A masterpiece from trumpeter Josef Leimberg – a set that features guest appearances by Kamasi Washington, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – yet a record that has an amazing sound that's all its own! Washington's working in a blend of spiritual and electric jazz ... read more CD

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Allegra LevyCities Between Us ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A great singer in a great group – a vocalist who's really coming into her own, and turning out to be a heck of a writer – as you'll hear on this album that features both original music, and lyrics set to tunes by jazz musicians who include Duke Jordan and Dexter Gordon! Allegra Levy's ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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John LewisEssence – John Lewis Plays The Compositions & Arrangements Of Gary McFarland ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
John Lewis takes on the music of Gary McFarland – working here in a very cool set of McFarland compositions and arrangements – often with a lot more tone, color, and feeling than usual for a Lewis album! John often punctuates his piano notes, almost as if he's using vibes – and ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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John Lewis & Sonny StittMusical Conversations ... CD
Finite/Miles Ahead, 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite an obscure later session from Sonny Stitt – one recorded for the tiny Finite label, which we mostly know from more "out" recordings! The set features Sonny blowing straight and inside – but always with that clean, confident tone that followed nicely in the Roost years ... read more CD

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Ramsey LewisSalongo ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
A tremendous little record, and one of the funky 70s sets that Ramsey Lewis recorded with Earth Wind & Fire! Well, not Earth Wind & Fire entirely – but the Kalimba Productions team of Maurice White and Charles Stepney that gave the group its sound – plus a nice sprinkling of ... read more CD

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Webster LewisLive In Norway – The Club 7 Live Tapes ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), 1971. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99
The earliest work we've ever heard from keyboardist Webster Lewis – and a set that's quite different than his late 70s groovers for Columbia Records! The music here is equal parts jazz, soul, and funk – spun out of over a set of long tracks recorded in Oslo at the start of the 70s ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Dave Liebman & Joe LovanoCompassion – The Music Of John Coltrane ... CD
Resonance, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Two saxophone giants who emerged in the post-Coltrane generation – both taking on the music of the master himself! The set features Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano going head to head in a wonderful way – playing for a BBC Jazz program, and really stretching out – not just on twin ... read more CD

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Kirk LightseyFirst Affairs ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most hard-edged albums we've ever heard from pianist Kirk Lightsey – thanks to the presence of Jerry Gonzalez on congas, which really adds a nice extra bite to the record! The whole lineup is great – and includes Santi Debriano on bass and Eddie Gladden on drums – but ... read more CD

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Abbey LincolnLove Having You Around – Live At The Keystone Korner Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 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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Charles LloydJourney Within ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $14.99
A great 60s moment not just for reedman Charles Lloyd, but also for pianist Keith Jarrett – who was a key part of Charles' group for a few years at the time – and who really opens up on this classic set! Tracks are long and very open – reaching in a spiritual sort of way with ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Charles LloydSoundtrack ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer from the Charles Lloyd group of the late 60s – a set that still stretches out with all the spiritual energy of Lloyd's other Atlantic albums, yet also seems to have a bit more of a groove, too! The setting is live, and the tracks are nice and long – allowing ample room for ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
 



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