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✨✧ Baltimore Syndicate (Makoto Kuriya)Presenting Tomorrow's Music Today ... CD
King (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little set from the Baltimore Syndicate – a group we've only seen on this one late 80s session produced by pianist Makoto Kuriya, who works here in an excellent lineup that includes Alex Norris on trumpet, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Gary Thomas on tenor and flute, Dave ... read more CD

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✨✧ Art BlakeyFarewell – Live At Sweet Basil (2CD set) ... CD
King (Japan), 1985. New Copy 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most stunning later sets from the great Art Blakey – a record that reminds us that although Blakey had a great talent for picking key younger players to work with during the 80s, he could also still be one hell of a drummer as well! The tracks here are incredibly long and open ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyLive At Sweet Basil ... CD
King (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $16.99
The Jazz Messengers spirit is alive and well on this crackling session from the 80s – a great live date that's features lots of tremendous work on drums from the great Art Blakey, in a stunning sextet of younger players with Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean ... read more CD

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Earl BosticBostic Rocks ... LP
King, 1950s. Good+ ... $3.99
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(Heavy original black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Earl BosticJazz As I Feel It ... LP
King, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Bostic – one of his only few true jazz sessions! Bostic's tone has always been a favorite for us – and in this rare small combo jazz session you get to hear it alongside the Hammond of Groove Holmes, guitarof Joe Pass, and rhythm backing by James Bond and Shelly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo – with promo track list sticker on bottom. Cover has a small bit of wear, but this is a nice copy overall!)

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✨✧ Hiram Bullock/Haru/Leni Stern/Mike Stern55 Bar Sessions ... CD
King (Japan), 1998. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four different guitarists – Hiram Bullock, Haru, Mike Stern, and Leni Stern – each coming together in this special sort of session – a record that fives each player two tracks of their own, alongside rhythms from Harvie Swartz on bass and Danny Gottlieb on drums! All four ... read more CD

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Kenny BurrellFrom Vanguard With Love ... CD
King (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $16.99
The legendary Kenny Burrell played often at the Village Vanguard over the years – and this sweet set from later years has the guitarist really stretching out in the familiar setting – hitting some surprisingly deep, strong lines throughout – all with effortless ease! The record's ... read more CD

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Ronnie CuberPin Point ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the strongest fusion sets we've ever heard from baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber – cut at a time when he was playing so much great music on other folks' records, but hardly ever got to shine on his own! Cuber's got a lean quality with his instrument that makes it a surprisingly good ... read more CD

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✨✧ Richard DavisSo In Love ... CD
King (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful later set from bassist Richard Davis – recorded in collaboration with pianist John Hicks, who provides some nicely rich sounds alongside Davis' well-played lines! Davis both bows and plucks his bass – with that round, full sound we loved from his 70s solo sessions – ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Richard Davis with Junior ManceBlue Monk ... CD
King (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $18.99
Bassist Richard Davis has always been a genius – and even in his later years, he continues to create these magical sounds that nobody else can touch! Davis steps out here in so many unusual, sublime styles that we're newly impressed with his talents – has he bows the bass on some ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Bill DoggettRam-Bunk-Shush ... LP
King, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Gutbucket blues and raw R&B on King from organist Bill Doggett. Not his all out funkiest, but a decent set, in the chitlin's and cornbread sort of style. . . Includes "Monster Party", "Shindig", "BOO-DA-Ba", "Hold It", "Backwoods", "Piment ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Dee Felice TrioIn Heat ... LP
King/Bethlehem, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer album of soul jazz piano instrumentals – produced by James Brown! The Dee Felice Trio were a groovy combo from Cincinnati, and James Brown took a shine to them at some point in the late 60s. They backed James on one record, but their big moment was this album – which had ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ French ToastFrench Toast ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lesser-known fusion set recorded for the Japanese Electric Bird label – but one that features great contributions from a host of American players – including Lew Soloff on trumpet, Jerry Dodgion on alto, and Peter Gordon on French horn – as well as Michel Camilo on piano! ... read more CD

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Fuse One (David Matthews)Ice ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
A lesser-known 80s outing from Fuse One – the funky fusion combo who recorded for CTI Records in earlier years – and who groove here with a slightly different lineup! The style is still very much in the group's earlier mode, but the production and overall vibe have changed a bit – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kenny GarrettGarrett 5 ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real cooker from alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett – cut with a tight group of young lions who match his fire and imagination on every track! The set's filled with original tracks that proclaim Garrett's budding talent as a writer – and the set predates most of Kenny's bigger American ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jim HallJazz Impressions Of Japan ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sharp sounds from guitarist Jim Hall – a record that's filled with all the cool, complicated lines the musician could muster on his instrument – yet a record that also manages to swing a bit too! The sound here is a great evolution from the sound of Hall's music in the 50s – even ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jim HallLive In Tokyo ... CD
King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare 70s set from guitarist Jim Hall – one that's got a cover that recalls Blue Note artwork used for Kenny Burrell, and recorded with a strong sound to match! The record's got maybe a bit more bite than some of Jim's airier sessions from the 70s – a strong power with Hall in the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tomanao HaraHot Red ... CD
King (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Tomanao Hara's in great company here – blowing alongside American jazz heavyweights John Hicks on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – a group that really helps Hara find his best sort of soul! And despite the "hot" in the title, Tomanao blows it ... read more CD

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✨✧ Toshiyuki HondaBurnin' Waves ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet Japanese fusion from saxophonist Toshiyuki Honda – grooving with a tight, smooth, and soulful feel that matches the best of the genre from the time – a style that really makes the record a classic from this golden era of Japanese fusion! The album's got large R&B-inspired ... read more CD

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Yoshio IkedaSketch Of My Life ... CD
King (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99
It could well be argued that in the 70s, the Japanese jazz scene was possibly the greatest place to be a bassist – as players like Yoshi Ikeda really had a chance to stretch out their sound, and try something new with records like this! The album's a really inventive little set – warm, ... read more CD
 
 



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