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David AmramLatin Jazz Celebration ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot, promo stamp, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has cut out notch and marker stain near the opening.)

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✨✧ Ron CarterEtudes ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A warmly acoustic set from Ron Carter – an early 80s album for Elektra that continues the great run of work as a leader he first began in the 70s! The format here is quite laidback and unassuming – a piano-less group that has Ron's work on bass right out front in the mix – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition One (Blue Note pressing) ... CD
Elektra/Blue Note, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too ... read more CD

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Bill EvansParis Concert – Edition Two ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chico FreemanTangents ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1984. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz ... read more CD

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Chico FreemanTradition In Transition ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A well-titled set from Chico Freeman – as the reedman definitely takes older modern modes into new territory here – moving in almost Monk-ish space, but with some sharper, bolder tones overall! The album's a surprising one for an early 80s major label release – a great reminder ... read more CD

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Bill FrisellBefore We Were Born ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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✨✧ Eric GaleIsland Breeze ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
Smooth fusion from guitarist Eric Gale – with a sound that lives up to its name, with slight tropical touches in the rhythms and the instrumentation, and a way of recording Gale's guitar that brings out a bit more brightness in the tone. Arrangements are by Bob James and Jimmy Kachulis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Julius HemphillJulius Hemphill Big Band ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Titles include "Leora", "C/Saw", "Drunk On God", "Bordertown", and "At Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Julius HemphillJulius Hemphill Big Band ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Leora", "C/Saw", "Drunk On God", "Bordertown", and "At Harmony". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Julius Hemphill Big Band ... LP 9.99

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John KlemmerMagnificent Madness ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Nothing too mad from reedman John Klemmer – but a set that nicely continues that spacey sound that Klemmer first created at Impulse Records, then moved into some warmer, more soulful territory on records like this! Klemmer's still got an incredibly strong sound on tenor – rich and full ... read more CD

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✨✧ John KlemmerSolo Saxophone 2 – Life ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early 80s set from John Klemmer – an album that's indeed mostly solo saxophone genius – and it's pretty wondeful! The record does have some additional instrumentation and vocalese from Klemmer, and a vocal tune with Clint Holmes, but it's the sparest stuff here that's really the ... read more CD

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MaterialMemory Serves ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Unauthorized", "Square Dance", "Silent Land", "Memory Serves", and "Upriver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marks from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Mingus DynastyChair In The Sky ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
A bold statement from former members of the Charles Mingus group – working here together as a unit after the passing of Mingus, in a set that has some of the best fire and energy of Charles' later years! The tracks here are all Mingus compositions – performed in longish takes that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Pieces Of A DreamPieces Of A Dream ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
The debut of a genius group that would forever transform the sound of electric jazz in the 80s – and a brilliant set that few others could match at the time! Pieces Of A Dream first snuck onto the scene with a sound that was refreshingly subtle at the time – almost a back-to-basics ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee RitenourFeel The Night ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet electric fusion from Lee Ritenour – a key album from a time when he was still very much at the top of his game! Although tight overall, the album's never too commercial to be cloying – and Lee's approach here is a great example of the way that mainstream 70s fusion managed to ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourOn The Line ... LP
Elektra, 1982/1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
On The Line has a style that's a bit keyboard-heavy – in a way that seems to borrow from some of the 80s soundtrack work of the time, and which is clearly a nod to the success of the Lyle Mays/Pat Metheny sound that was breaking big on ECM. The move is a nice one for Lee on the best cuts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee RitenourRit/Rit 2 ... CD
Elektra/Robinsongs (UK), 1981/1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A super-fusion double header from Lee Ritenour – two classics back to back on a single CD! Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre ... read more CD
 
 



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