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William HookerLight – The Early Years 1975 to 1989 (Is Eternal Life/Brighter Lights/unreleased tracks) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $42.99
An incredible package of work from drummer William Hooker – seminals sides he made at the end of the New York loft jazz scene – packaged in a special box that includes material from two rare albums, and lots more unreleased tracks too! First up is the double-length set Is Eternal Life ... read more CD
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Paul HornPaul Horn & Nexus ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Some of the best Paul Horn recordings of the 70s – tracks that were recorded amidst the Brazilian fusion explosion of the 70s, and which really push Horn's sound to the limit! The album features work that Horn cut with the funky fusion group Nexus – very electrified tracks driven on by ... read more CD

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Hot 8 Brass BandVicennial – 20 Year Of The Hot 8 Brass Band ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A tremendous tribute to one of the greatest brass bands on the Nola scene – a group who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and who are still going strong! The Hot 8 Brass Band have always been one of the funkiest groups on the New Orleans scene – and they've continued to win ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD

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Clint HoustonInside The Plain Of The Elliptic ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Bassist Clint Houston never made many albums as a leader, but all of them are well worth tracking down – and this one may be the best of the bunch! The set has Clint working with frequent musical partner Joanne Brackeen on piano, as well as Ryo Kawasaki on guitars – who'd played with ... read more CD

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Clint HoustonWatership Down (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the rare few albums cut as a leader by bassist Clint Houston – a player who always worked with very hip collections of musicians, including the lineup for this unusual date! The album's got a wonderfully warm, soulful vibe – a mode that's never polished or commercial, but which ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series.)

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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 ... $11.99 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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Joe HoustonRockin' At The Drive In ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Classic 50s tenor work from the mighty Joe Houston – west coast tenor star galore, and one of the strongest players to cross the line between jazz and R&B! The set features Joe blowing in a relatively uncomplicated mode overall – hitting some nice upbeat groovers, but also chilling ... read more CD

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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
Also available Baddest Hubbard ... LP 7.99

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Freddie HubbardBundle Of Joy/Super Blue/Love Connection ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1977/1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A triple-header from Freddie Hubbard – three late 70s albums together in a single set! Bundle Of Joy is a bundle of soul from Freddie Hubbard – one that has him blowing beautifully over full arrangements from Bert DeCoteux – the 70s super-soul maestro who really brings a new ... read more CD

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardWindjammer ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A great post-CTI session from Freddie Hubbard – one that has him blowing over sweet arrangements from Bob James, who manages to keep things full, yet soulful throughout! There's a lot of instrumentation backing Freddie up for the date – full horns, strings, and even a bit of chorus ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bobbi HumphreyBlacks & Blues ... CD
Blue Note, 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A monster – and one of our jazz funk favorites of all-time! This is the best record ever cut by the great flute player Bobbi Humphrey – and the record features some stellar production work by the great Larry Mizell, very much in the same vein as that which he used on classic sessions ... read more CD

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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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Kang Tae HwanSolo Duo Trio ... CD
Chap Chap/Universal (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $15.99
There's a very earthy, organic finish to the alto saxophone shown in the hands of Kang Tae Hwan on the cover – and that appearance is a great illustration of the sound on the record, too – one that builds very slowly, with almost a meditative quality – as the tones are created ... read more CD

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Abdullah IbrahimDollar Brand – Recorded Live 1978 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Lovely solo work from Abdullah Ibrahim – a set recorded live, as a musical autobiography – and as such, filled with a much bigger range of styles than some of his other albums of the time! Ibrahim brings in older South African melodies, some American standards, modern jazz compositions ... read more CD

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Abdullah IbrahimSong Is My Story (CD/DVD) ... CD
Sunnyside, 2015. New Copy CD & DVD ... $16.99 18.98
Sublime solo piano from Abdullah Ibrahim – and a set that also features a bit of solo saxophone as well! The performance was recorded in an Italian concert hall with a wonderfully resonant sound – and the material is half compositions by Ibrahim, and half improvisations that have a ... read more CD
(DVD is NTSC, Region 0.)

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Mikko Innanen with William Parker & Andrew CyrilleSong For A New Decade ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2015. New Copy 2 CDs ... $20.99 24.99
Finnish reedman Mikko Innanen works here with American jazz giants William Parker on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums – but in setting that definitely has Mikko holding his own! Innanen plays alto, baritone, and other reed instruments – often with a style that's surprisingly soulful, ... read more CD

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Takeshi Inomata & Sound LimitedInnocent Canon ... CD
King (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Nothing innocent about this record – because the groove is hard and heavy, wild and trippy – a really heady brew of funky jazz and more psychedelic influences – all recorded with some weird sounds in the background too! The album's a great one from Japanese groove pioneer Takeshi ... read more CD

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✨✧ IntrioductionIntrioduction ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
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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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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