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Lee MorganRajah ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary trumpeter Lee Morgan – a set that Blue Note recorded in the mid 60s, but didn't show the world until almost two decades later! The album's got Lee as his lyrical best – working almost with a sense of exoticism, especially on the ... read more CD
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Lee MorganSixth Sense (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
Beautiful late work from Lee Morgan! The last five years of Lee's life saw him really stretching out to do some fantastic writing, playing, and leading – and this record stands today as one of the best examples of that period – a pure act of genius, with a sound that really takes off ... read more CD
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Also available Sixth Sense (RVG edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Lee MorganSonic Boom ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $18.99
Lost genius from trumpeter Lee Morgan – a session recorded for Blue Note in 1967, but not issued until the late 70s – and even then, only for a very short time! The session has Morgan moving into that wonderful last stage of his career – working in tight formation towards a sound ... read more CD
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Lee MorganTaru ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
Unreleased genius from Lee Morgan – a key session from the later years of his too-short life, but one that wasn't issued until nearly a decade after his death! The sound here is completely sublime – a mix of the best later Morgan modes – soulful, lyrical, and modal – played ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Taru ... CD 16.99

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Lee Morgan & Clifford JordanLive In Baltimore 1968 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
Obscure late work from Lee Morgan – the bulk of a live concert recorded in Baltimore in 1968, and featuring a group co-led with the great Clifford Jordan! The recording is one of many taped by Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society at the time – and like others you might have heard on disc ... read more CD

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Nate MorganJourney Into Nigritia ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A lost spiritual jazz classic from pianist Nate Morgan – maybe the musician's best-remembered moment, and for good reason too! The set's got this soaring, spiritual vibe that's much more early 70s than you'd guess from the date of recording – a post-Coltrane spirit with lots of modal ... read more CD

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Nate MorganLive In Santa Barbara ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A great set from LA pianist Nate Morgan – one of the leading underground talents in the west coast soul jazz scene of the late 70s and early 80s! The album's a trio set, performed in an blocky, exploratory style that recalls McCoy Tyner's best early work – but which also has a free and ... read more CD

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Mostly Other People Do The KillingPaint ... CD
Hot Cup, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 14.98
A genius new step for Mostly Other People Do The Killing – a group who manages to give us something completely different every time around – yet never come across with any sense of gimmick at all! Instead, they just leap into fresh modes with all their best creative energy, and come up ... read more CD

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MouvementsMouvements ... CD
Mental Experience (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A set from the farther reaches of the European experimental scene in the 70s – but one that's also not as way-out as you might expect! The original album was pressed in a tiny run that was only sold through art galleries in Switzerland – and it's got a very homegrown feel that has each ... read more CD
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Alphonse MouzonIn Search Of A Dream ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A full-on electric jammer from Alphonse Mouzon – cut in the frenetic style of his Blue Note sides, but given an extra electric MPS twist! The lineup includes a host of strong European fusion players – including Miroslav Vitous on bass, Philip Catherine on guitars, and Joachim Kuhn on ... read more CD
Also available In Search Of A Dream (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Idris MuhammadBoogie To The Top ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic middle period work from drummer Idris Muhammad – a set recorded after his initial run of lean funk recordings for the jazz scene – with a bit more soul in the mix, and definitely a bit of boogie in the groove! Arrangements are by David Matthews – the maestro of the soul-st ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Idris MuhammadTurn This Mutha Out ... CD
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A great late 70s chapter in the career of funky drummer Idris Muhammad – moving into very different territory here than his early soul jazz with Lou Donaldson, and even his earliest solo material too! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots ... read more CD

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Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 19.99

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Gerry Mulligan & Chet BakerCarnegie Hall Concert ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $6.99
A surprisingly wonderful 70s meeting between Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker – recorded live, with sweet electric touches from CTI – in a style that shouldn't work so well, but which really comes off great! The approach is simple – Mulligan and Baker solo in a manner that's a bit ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Janusz MuniakQuestion Mark ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the lesser-known players of the Polish jazz scene of the 70s – but a heck of a great saxophonist who stretches out nicely here in post-Coltrane freedom, but also manages to groove a bit too! The session has Janusz Muniak on both tenor and soprano sax – working with a quintet in ... read more CD
Also available Question Mark ... LP 28.99

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Shuichi Ponta MurakamiIntroducing Ponta Murakami ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
The first album as a leader from Japanese drummer Shuichi Ponta Murakami – a set done in close collaboration with Jun Fukamachi – who not only produced and arranged, but also adds in a lot of keyboards too! Some of the best cuts here have that sense of angular interplay and whimsy that ... read more CD
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Shuichi Ponta MurakamiTokyo Fusion Night ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
The fusion in the title really fits well here – as the album's a warm little cooker from the Japanese scene of the late 70s – driven nicely by the percussion of Ponta Murakami, and laced with plenty of sweet solos on guitar, keyboards, and tenor sax! We're not sure we recognize the ... read more CD
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Mark MurphyBeautiful Friendship – Remembering Shirley Horn ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
Tremendous work from the great Mark Murphy – a great reminder that he's still one of the greatest jazz vocalists to come our way in the past 50 years! The short set's a loving tribute to the late Shirley Horn – delivered by Mark in some of his most personal, poetic modes in years ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Mark Murphy/Clarke Boland Big BandMidnight Mood ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A fantastic set from vocalist Mark Murphy – easily one of his greatest albums ever! The session was recorded for the MPS label in Germany during the late 60s – at a time when Murphy was recording some excellent work overseas – and the album features backings by a small combo ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Dana MurrayNegro Manifesto ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
JD Allen adds his tenor to a fair bit of the tracks on this album from drummer Dana Murray – and while his horn isn't usually heard on records with a parental advisory sticker on the front, that setting also makes for a surprisingly strong outlet for his talents! Murray is clearly a very ... read more CD

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David Murray with Saul WillamsBlues For Memo ... CD
Motema, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
David Murray finds a fantastic new outlet for his many talents here – working with the younger songwriter Saul Williams – who delivers some fantastic lyrics throughout! Saul's as much a spoken word artist as he is a singer – and his passages on the album have this righteous power ... read more CD

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Muzyczna Spolka Akcyjna 1111Autoportret X ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A killer fusion group from 70s Poland – one who have a sound that's nicely spacious and surprisingly soulful at times – a bit different than some of their more rock-oriented contemporaries! This set's the first we've heard by the group – no surprise, given how obscure Eastern ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bert MyrickLive N'Well ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic lost set from the Detroit jazz scene of the 60s – by a group who was years ahead of their time, and who bridged a number of different parts of the city's scene! The group's listed here under the name of drummer Bert Myrick, but was actually co-led by George Bohanon on trombone ... read more CD

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✨✧ Zbigniew NamyslowskiPolish Jazz – Yes ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99
A fantastic recent album from Polish saxophone legend Zbigniew Namyslowski – the reedman who first worked famously with Krzystof Komeda in the 60s, then went on to a huge legacy of his own great recordings too! Here, Namyslowski is right back on fire – working with a group of younger ... read more CD
Also available Polish Jazz – Yes ... LP 28.99

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Zbigniew NamyslowskiWinobranie ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
Avant modal jazz from Polish saxophonist Zbigniew Namyslowski – a name that's not easy to say, but which has been associated with some great music over the years! This early 70s session has Namyslowski really building on his earlier work with Krzysztof Komeda – taking the angular, ... read more CD

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Zbigniew NamyslowskiZbigniew Namyslowski Quartet – Polish Jazz Vol 6 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
Incredible genius from the Polish scene of the 60s – one of the first standout albums from saxophonist Zbigniew Namyslowski – a player who may not be as much of a household name as Coltrane, but who plays equally well! Namyslowski is one of the great lost modernists of the postwar ... read more CD
Also available Zbigniew Namyslowski Quartet – Polish Jazz Vol 6 ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Zbigniew Namyslowski The QOpen ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest jazz players to come out of the Polish scene of the 60s and 70s – and a saxophonist who's still burning brightly on this session from 1987! Zbigniew Namyslowski's working here on both alto and soprano sax – often blown with a sharp edge that's modern, but never too ... read more CD
Also available Open ... LP 28.99

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Zaid NasserStroller ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
You might recognize the last name of alto saxophonist Zaid Nasser, as his father was Jamil Nasser – the wonderful bassist who made some incredible music with Ahmad Jamal in the 60s and 70s! And while Zaid certainly lives up to the family legacy, his sound here is very nicely different – ... read more CD

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Native SonCoast To Coast – Native Son Live In USA (with bonus track) ... CD
JVC (Japan), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Sublime live work from this legendary fusion combo – a group who were to Japanese jazz what the Crusaders were to the US at the end of the 70s! The album features the group recorded live in the US – working in especially soulful territory that features lots of Fender Rhodes and ... read more CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)

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Mark NauseefPersonal Note ... CD
CMP/GAD (Poland), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Sharply angular fusion from the early 80s European scene – from that moment when some of the players on the scene had moved strongly past their roots in jazz and were open to a range of different styles! This doesn't necessarily mean rock – although Thin Lizzy's great Phil Lynott makes ... read more CD

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New Century Jazz QuintetSoul Conversion ... CD
Spice Of Life (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
A tight little combo, and one that's got a pedigree that reaches over two continents – given that it features players from both the American and Japanese scene! Drummer Ulysses Owens is great at the core – really giving the tunes a tight crackle, while never overwhelming the sound ... read more CD

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New FacesStraight Forward ... CD
Posi tone, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
The faces here aren't totally new – as some of them are already great leaders on their own, with strong recordings for the Posi-Tone label – but the group has the talents coming together in a wonderfully sharp setting – almost to their scene what the All For One combo was to a ... read more CD

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Clovis NicolasFreedom Suite Ensuite ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Clovis Nicolas is a hell of a bassist, and here he works in a setting that really emphasizes his talents – a piano-less quartet with drums from Kenny Washington, tenor from Grant Stewart, and trumpet from either Brandon Lee or Bruce Harris! The pairing of Nicolas and Washington is more than ... read more CD

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✨✧ Angelika Niescier with Tyshawn Sorey & ChristopherBerlin Concert ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A nicely intense trio performance – featuring Angelika Niescier on tenor, working alongside the tight drums of Tyshawn Sorey and the nicely-shaped bass work of Christopher Tordini! The trio explore familiar territory here, but with lots of fresh flavors of their own – and the boldness ... read more CD

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Night Blooming JazzmenFreedom Jazz Dance ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
That's Night Blooming Jazzmen, not "Jasmine" – the name of one of the coolest projects to ever come from the hands of Leonard Feather! Sure, Feather presented some stiffer acts in his earlier years, but this group definitely isn't one of them – as they're an all-star, all-soul ... read more CD

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Night Blooming JazzmenNight Blooming Jazzmen ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the funkiest records ever cut under the direction of Leonard Feather – a sweetly grooving little set that's filled with tight changes and lots of soulful riffing! Feather wrote and arranged the date, but the real strength here is the players – Mainstream Records hipsters who ... read more CD

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Carlos Nino & Farmer Dave ScherEspacio Especial ... CD
Astrolage (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
Definitely a special space from Carlos Nino – a record that seems to even deepen the sound of some of his recent cosmic explorations – to take Nino into territory that's far beyond jazz or much of his other modes too! The set features a bit of guest work from Iasos – an artist ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Fredrik NordstromGentle Fire/Restless Dreams ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
A fantastic double-length set from a tenorist that everyone should be hearing these days – as Fredrik Nordstrom is easily one of the best talents on his instrument on the European scene – and a player who can really reach across the aisle and bridge both sides of the jazz congress! ... read more CD

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Novi SingersBossa Nova ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark record in the European jazz scene of the 60s – an incredibly hip batch of tracks from the Novi Singers, a Polish vocal group whose sound was warm, wonderful, and very very groovy! The set took their cue from American and French vocalese combos of earlier years, but worked in a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Bossa Nova ... LP 25.99

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Novi SingersNovi Sing Chopin ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1971. New Copy ... $12.99
Two of Poland's greatest musical assets – together on one album – as the groovy groovy Novi Singers turn their talents towards the work of Frederic Chopin – singing his compositions in a jazzy harmony style that's quite similar to the 60s classics of The Swingle Singers! The ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Novi Sing Chopin ... LP 28.99

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Bill O'ConnellJazz Latin ... CD
Savant, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Bill O'Connell's no stranger to the modes of Latin jazz – but he also seems to get better and better as the years go on – sometimes working with the keyboard complexity of Eddie Palmieri, but also knowing the best times to just open up and groove! He definitely does that here – ... read more CD

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Bill O'Connell/Nico Catacchio/Alessandro NapolitanThree Of Us (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
You might recognize pianist Bill O'Connell from some of his bigger label recordings in recent years – but this set's a very special one, recorded for the excellent Albore label, and done in Italy – with a vibe that's maybe more lyrically flowing than we're used to hearing from Bill! ... read more CD

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Dick OattsUse Your Imagination ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Dick Oatts has a wonderful group here – a well-chosen quintet of musicians who really seem to open up the possibilities in each others' sound, especially when it comes to tone, texture, and color! Oatts is always great – his raspy alto is deft, but always very personal too – and ... read more CD

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Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming CoreWild Red Yellow ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Mighty wild sounds from reedman Larry Ochs – who plays some of his boldest sounds in years on both tenor and sopranino saxophones – really driven onwards by the burning energy of the group! The combo features this fierce mix of percussion and electronics, plus trumpet from Natsuki ... read more CD

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Shunzo OhnoFalter Out (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $29.99
Great work from Japanese trumpeter Shunzo Ohno – a musician who's working here in the open, flowing modes explored by contemporary Terumasa Hino at the time – in a setting that also includes excellent Fender Rhodes from Miko Masuda! The tracks are all nice and long – and really ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the excellent Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Jowee OmicilLet's Bash ... CD
Jazz Village (France), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Sweet reeds and plenty of Fender Rhodes – a set that has Jowee Omicil blowing soprano sax, alto, flute, and clarinet – over a set of tunes that move along with a gentle sort of groove! The album's got a nice polish, but is also hipper than smooth jazz too – with some rootsier ... read more CD

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One Line BandYellow Magic ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little fusion combo from the Japanese scene of the 70s – one of those unique groups that manage to hit a sound that's equally appealing from an American soul perspective too! The cream of the crop of the overseas fusion players were often leaning heavily on American R&B at the ... read more CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)

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Organ ExplosionLevel 2 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
The organ exploding here isn't just the familiar Hammond B-3 you'll hear on other records – and instead is a range of variations on the instrument – as the keyboards run from many different variations from Hammond, Wurlitzer, Korg, Roland, Hohner, and even Fender Rhodes – driven ... read more CD

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Aruan OrtizAruan Ortiz Trio – Live In Zurich ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Pianist Aruan Ortiz really blows us away here – working on three long tracks that show a completely unique approach to the piano, but one that's as melodically pleasing as it is experimental! The trio features the great Chad Taylor on drums, and also on a bit of mbira – and Ortiz ... read more CD

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Mike Osborne with Harry Miller & Tony LevinBirmingham Jazz Concert ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
Unreleased genius from British altoist Mike Osborne – and a set that easily matches his classic albums of the 70s! The double-length set was recorded live in the mid 70s, and is issued here for the first time – a wonderfully tight trio outing that features Osborne's alto alongside the ... read more CD

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OsmosisOsmosis ... CD
RCA/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderfully way-out group from the Boston scene at the end of the 60s – and one who work here with surprising leadership from legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Mariano! Charlie's on the cover, pictured with the younger dudes – and his sound is often a bit lost beneath the heavy ... (Rock, Jazz) read more CD

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Karl Henrik OusbackSomewhere & Somewhen ... CD
Nightingale (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
This might be the first we've heard as a leader from drummer Karl Henrik Ousback – but he's already won us over strongly with his crackling sense of energy on the set! In some way, Ousback's almost working in a Jazz Messengers mode of the modern Swedish scene – as his group features ... read more CD
Also available Somewhere & Somewhen ... LP 22.99

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Charles Owens QuartetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A wonderfully collaborative session from saxophonist Charles Owens – who leaves equal space here in the spotlight for tenorist Joel Frahm – as both of them work together with just piano and bass, on these long tracks that really has us opening up to their talents even more than before! ... read more CD

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Palm UnitHommage A Jef Gilson ... CD
Super Sonic Jazz (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautiful tribute to pianist Jef Gilson – one of the hippest French jazz talents of the 60s and 70s – put together by a combo who take their name from his legendary Palm Records label! The group here are a quartet, and they work with wonderfully moody use of Hohner electric piano by ... read more CD
Also available Hommage A Jef Gilson ... LP 32.99

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Eddie PalmieriWisdom/Sabiduria ... CD
EP/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
The genius of Eddie Palmieri never seems to dim at all as the years go on – and, if anything, the genius only seems to flower even more – finding new ways of expression that maybe even blow away some of Eddie's classic work from the 60s and 70s! This set is amazing – a ... (Latin, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Wisdom/Sabiduria ... LP 23.99

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Jeff ParkerNew Breed ... CD
International Anthem, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
The record we've been waiting years for Jeff Parker to make – a fantastic funky set that shows off a whole new side of his talents! Parker's guitar has been on plenty of great albums over the past decade or two, but this set may well be one of his greatest moments so far – a really ... read more CD

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Jeff ParkerRelatives ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2005. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Great early post-millennium outing from Tortoise's Jeff Parker! This set for Thrill Jockey sounds great with the addition of Sam Barsheshet to the group on Rhodes and Wurlitzer. Drummer/percussionist Chad Taylor and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Lopes fill out the group. Parker's style is ... read more CD

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William ParkerMeditation/Resurrection ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 20.99
Bassist William Parker in two different settings, but both served up here with a very unified feel! The material was all recorded on a single day, with a core trio that features Parker on bass, Hamid Drake on drums, and Rob Brown on alto – a group whose energy you can really feel building up ... read more CD

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Jonah Parzen-JohnsonI Try To Remember Where I Came From ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally cool combination of musical elements – baritone sax and analog electronics – both played here by Jonah Parzen-Johnson with a style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Sure, saxes and electronics have come together before – ever since Richard Tietelbaum and ... read more CD

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Jaco PastoriusTruth, Liberty & Soul – Live in NYC – The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive ... CD
Resonance, 1981. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 24.99
A famous broadcast performance by this legendary bassist – but one that's presented here in a version that features 40 minutes of music that never aired on the original program! This well-recorded set captures Jaco Pastorius at his height – after a huge step forward in sound and style ... read more CD

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Nicholas PaytonAfro-Caribbean Mixtape ... CD
Paytone, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 19.99
One of the most unusual projects we've ever heard from trumpeter Nicholas Payton – a record that's not straight jazz, or a standard exploration of some of the roots that have influenced his music – and instead a wonderfully criss-crossing combination of sounds from the African diaspora ... read more CD

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Gary PeacockTangents ... CD
ECM, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Fantastic sounds from bassist Gary Peacock – an artist whose genius has never dimmed in all the many years he's been recording for the ECM label! This album recalls the special sort of approach that Gary first brought to a small group setting back in the 70s – a way of putting the bass ... read more CD

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Duke PearsonNow Hear This ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
Duke Pearson knocks it out of the park with this one – perfectly summing up all the new ideas in jazz arranging and large ensemble work he'd been exploring at Blue Note – and pushing things way way past his previous small group material as well! The album's quite different than most ... read more CD
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Jeremy PeltNoir En Rouge – Live In Paris ... CD
High Note, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A really great live set from trumpeter Jeremy Pelt – who seems to use the format to open up with even more bold energy than his recent studio albums! There's a freewheeling vibe here that reminds us of the way that Freddie Hubbard could really transform in a live setting – both searing ... read more CD

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Art PepperArt Pepper Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omnivore, 1957. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Incredible work from alto genius Art Pepper – one of our favorite albums ever by the saxophonist – and a set that we actually love even more than his classic albums for the Contemporary label! Art's in a setting here that really lets him put a lot of edginess on his horn – ... read more CD

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Gilson PeranzzettaTributo A Oscar Peterson ... CD
Canal (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A straight jazz album from Brazilian pianist Gilson Peranzzetta – an artist who's played on countless sessions over the years, including a wealth of famous vocal records too – but who here pays tribute to the great Oscar Peterson, in a nicely stripped-down set of jazz piano trio tracks! ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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Jukka Perko TritoneDizzy ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
Nothing dizzy at all here – as the record's got a confident, forward-moving direction right from the start – a hard-burning saxophone trio, in a manner that you'd usually be used to hearing from a tenor – but featuring the bold alto of Jukka Perko on the lead! Perko works with ... read more CD

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson – The Songbooks (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1959. New Copy 5CD ... $39.99
Oscar Peterson returns to a format that he used during his earliest days on Verve Records, but at a level that shows a great deal of change – even though only a few short years had passed! Oscar Peterson's "Plays" albums of the early 50s were a set of landmark records dedicated to ... read more CD

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Oscar Peterson with Singers UnlimitedIn Tune ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on ... read more CD
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In Tune ... LP 4.99
In Tune (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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Didier PetitD'Accord ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Beautiful sounds from an improvising musician who's always followed his own special path – able to effortlessly mix darkness and light, richness and lyricism, almost always without any sort of input from other musicians at all! This sublime set was recorded in China – and although the ... read more CD

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Bosko PetrovicOriginal Album Collection Vol 1 (Zeleno Raspolozenje/Blue Sunset/Misterij Bluesa/Green Lobster Dream/Stabilisation Blues/BPC Moods) (6CD set ... CD
Jugoton/Croatia (Croatia), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $16.99
A host of recordings with titles you can't pronounce – but served up with a universally appealing jazz sound, thanks to the mighty vibes of Bosko Petrovic! The musician is one of the coolest players who ever worked behind the Iron Curtain – a jazz vibist in Croatia, but one whose music ... read more CD

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Bosko Petrovic, Clark Terry, Sal Nistico, & OthersEvergreen Collection ... CD
Croatia (Croatia), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $5.99
A double length set brings together a strong array of jazz recorded in Croatia – tracks that almost never got any circulation in the US back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, but which really reflect the strong jazz underground on that scene at the time! Some of the tracks feature American soloists ... read more CD

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PharaohsAwakening (Japanese paper sleeve edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scarab/Shout (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $14.99
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Awakening ... LP 34.99

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Enrico Pieranunzi/Mads Vinding/Alex RielYesterdays – Mads Vinding Trio Live In Copenhagen 1997 ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 1997. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Bassist Mads Vinding really seems to bring out something special in the musicians he works with – and here, his sense of balance and tone is a beautiful accompaniment to the piano of Enrico Pieranunzi – who seems both to have that fantastic flow of his other records, but maybe a bit ... read more CD

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Matt Piet & His DisorganizationRummage Out ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
A strong group statement from Chicago pianist Matt Piet – a newer player on the city's improvising scene, but one who's already making his presence known – lined up here beautifully with heavyweights Josh Berman on cornet, Nick Mazzarella on alto, and Tim Daisy on drums and percussion! ... read more CD

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Piirpauke/Tapio Tuominen Trio/Pori Big Band/TapiolJazz Liisa 15 & 16 ... CD
Svart (Finland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Four different performances from the Finnish scene of the 70s – really showing the vibrant energy of that corner of the jazz world at the time, even if the rest of the world wasn't paying attention! First up is Piirpauke – a group that effortlessly rolls between electric and acoustic ... read more CD

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✨✧ Pollyseeds (Terrace Martin)Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol 1 ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A fantastic project from keyboardist Terrace Martin – very much in the same spirit as his excellent Velvet Portraits record, but even more collaborative overall – and, given the title, a wonderful expression of the new wave of soul that's been brewing up on the west coast! Martin's ... (Neo Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Portico QuartetArt In The Age Of Automation ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Spiritual space explorations by the Portico Quartet – a group who are really a duo instead of a four-piece – and who use a lot more electronics than some of their contemporaries on the Gondwana label! In a way, the music almost has the same post-jazz vibe as some of the work on the Tru ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Bud PowellUps N Downs ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Some of the last recordings we've ever seen from bop legend Bud Powell – a mix of solo and trio material that still shows the pianist bursting with imagination! The origin of the tracks is a bit obscure – they're listed on the original album as "compiled by Experience Group ... read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonMusic For David Mossman – Live At Vortex London ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Great work from a really well-matched trio of players – a group who remind us yet again that age has no limits in the world of improvised music! In fact, it may well be the maturity of these musicians that makes the whole thing work so well – as the balance between individual identity ... read more CD

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Tom PrehnAxiom 1 & 2 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Sonet/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the rarest free jazz albums of the European 60s scene – a set that was originally intended for release by Sonet Records, pressed up in test records for the musicians, then denied release because they felt that they'd already moved past the performance! Yet in the space of over 50 ... read more CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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✨✧ ProggerDystopia ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
These guys definitely take the "prog" in their name seriously – as the album's got a very jamming approach to electric jazz – heavy on basslines, guitar riffs, and keyboards – but also with a lot more contemporary approach than you might expect! Let's say these guys are ... read more CD

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PSIHorizonte ... CD
Bellaphon/GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Very cool work from Psi – a hip 70s German group who were partly fusion, partly prog – in that special sort of blend shared by a rare few contemporaries – such as Embryo, Perigeo, or Zzebra! As with all three of those groups, the musicians here are clearly schooled in jazz, but ... read more CD

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Ike QuebecEasy Living (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99
A killer set of work from this tremendous tenorist – rare sides, but titles that stand with his best classics from the time! Lost material that Ike Quebec recorded for Blue Note in the early 60s, but which wasn't issued until the 80s. A few of the tracks on the album were issued on the rare ... read more CD
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✨✧ Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99
A lost slice of work from Sun Ra's early 70s years on Impulse Records – one of the few new recordings created for his association with that label (most of the titles were reissues of earlier Saturn albums) – but one that was never issued at the time! Cymbals saw some release later, ... read more CD
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Sun RaDiscipline 27-II (with bonus track) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of Sun Ra's greatest albums of the 70s – recording during the same sessions that yielded the famous Space Is The Place record for Blue Thumb, and done with a very similar feel – an expansive configuration of the Arkestra in peak form! The range of expression is really incredible ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sun RaGod Is More Than Love Can Ever Be ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
One of the rarest 70s albums in the Sun Ra catalog – and one of the most unique, too – given that the format here is a piano trio, of the style often used by other jazz musicians – but completely transformed here in the hands of Ra! The music is sometimes straight, but always ... read more CD

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Sun RaMagic City (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1965. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the most important Sun Ra albums from the early years of Saturn Records – a set that got a bit more circulation than some of his other records, and which shows the group really expanding their sonic range in a wonderful way! The title track takes up all of side one – and is this ... read more CD
Also available Magic City ... LP 18.99

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Sun RaMy Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A stone classic – and one of the wilder, more electronic albums from Sun Ra – a set that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall ... read more CD
Also available My Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... LP 30.99

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Sun RaOf Abstract Dreams ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A fantastic album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – one that we'd rank right up there with our favorites on the Saturn Records label! The work here has never been issued, and it's extremely beautiful, too – pulled from a few just-discovered studio sessions done after the group was parting ... read more CD

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Sun RaSun Ra & His Arkestra – At Inter-Media Arts – April, 1991 ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1991. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastic late live material by Sun Ra and the Arkestra – presented here properly for the first time ever – with fantastic sound, and the full contents of two different sets – which really lets you get to hear the Arkestra at their best! Each concert is a wonderful progression of ... read more CD

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Sun RaTo Those Of Earth & Other Worlds – Presented By Gilles Peterson ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 16.99
A really beautiful collection of rare tracks from Sun Ra – put together by the mighty Gilles Peterson, who we've trusted for years to give us some of the most soulful, cosmic music on this planet! Gilles has a wonderful ear for a certain strand of sounds from Ra and the Arkestra – ... read more CD

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Sun RaWake Up Angels – Live At The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972/1973/1974 ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99 21.99
Really wonderful work from Sun Ra – a host of recordings cut at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest in the early 70s – always a very welcoming audience for the Arkestra at the time! We're not sure what was in the water, but it always seems like the group really hit their stride at the ... read more CD

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Sun Ra & His Solar ArkestraI Roam The Cosmos (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Art Yard/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $28.99
Fantastic material from Sun Ra – a never-heard 1972 performance at Slugs, and one that captures the group at their most spiritual point! The core of the set is the track "I Roam The Cosmos" – one of the more obscure Ra compositions, and a title that appears here for the first ... read more CD

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Chico RandallRelax'n With Chico Randall ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99
Chico's our kinda singer – a small combo jazz pianist who also vocalizes while playing – in a style that reminds us a bit of Matt Dennis at the time! Chico's got a warm, honest voice – no Sinatra on the pipes, but an easygoing style that we really love – especially as it ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
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Phil RanelinPortrait In Blue ... CD
Wide Hive, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
One of the best Phil Ranelin albums we've heard in years – a really tremendous quintet outing that has this soulful, modal vibe that's completely wonderful throughout! Phil's a hell of a soloist in this setting – blowing with some of the most expressive, focused solos we've heard from ... read more CD

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Jimmy Raney with Doug RaneyGuitar Moments (Stolen Moments/Duets) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 26.99
Two great later albums from guitar legend Jimmy Raney – back to back in a single set! First up is Stolen Moments – a sweet set that has Jimmy's guitar matched with that of son Doug – both players working rhythm and melody, and skipping around each other in this joyous way that's ... read more CD

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Ernest RanglinMod Mod Ranglin ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet ... (Reggae, Jazz) read more CD

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John Raymond & Real FeelsJoy Ride ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Pulsing waves of color from John Raymond – blowing flugelhorn here in a really unique sort of setting – a trio that just features guitar and drums! The music bursts out with deft work from Colin Strananhan on the kit, while guitarist Gilad Hekeselman plays these chromatic lines that ... read more CD

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Pat RebillotFree Fall ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A really great little album from keyboardist Pat Rebillot – a player you might know from other 70s records with Herbie Mann, and a few other jazz artists – stepping out here as one of his few times as a leader! Pat really makes great use of the space to show off his own thing – ... read more CD
 
 



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