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✨✧ George BensonPacific Fire ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Unusual work from the great George Benson – a wonderful session that was recorded by CTI during George's classic years for the label – but issued only briefly a number of years later, and slightly lost amongst the rest of his catalog! The material's great, though – and has George ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Pacific Fire ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ George BensonSpace ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An unusual assortment of work from the great George Benson – pulled together from other sessions for CTI Records – featuring one studio track, and four more live numbers! The studio tune is George's take on the Stax Records classic "Hold On I'm Coming" – which Benson ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ George Benson & Joe FarrellBenson & Farrell ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A genius pairing of two top CTI Records talents in the 70s – the sweet guitar of George Benson and the amazing reed talents of Joe Farrell – both players who recorded in very different modes for the label, and who come out here sounding even more different when working together! There's ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Art BlakeyHard Champion ... CD
King, 1988. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Scenic Route", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Theme Of Hard Champion" and "Witch Hunt". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyLive At Sweet Basil ... CD
King (Japan), 1985. Used ... $14.99
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
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyNew Years Eve At Sweet Basil ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King/Pro Jazz, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, Tim Williams on trombone, Lonnie Plaxico on bass, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! CD
(Out of print Pro Jazz pressing.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersNew York Scene ... CD
Concord/King (Japan), 1984. Used ... $9.99
Overlooked genius from Art Blakey's 80s years – a time when he was recording for a variety of smaller labels, but turning out work that was every bit as fresh and vibrant as his sides from the 60s and 70s! As always with the Jazz Messengers, the group's filled with up-and-coming jazz talents ... read more CD
(Out of print King pressing.)
Also available New York Scene ... CD 8.99

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Earl BosticAlto Magic In Hi-Fi – A Dance Party With Bostic ... CD
King, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Earl BosticBest Of Bostic ... LP
King, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Earl BosticDance Music From The Bostic Workshop ... CD
King, Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Earl BosticEarl Bostic For You ... LP
King, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Bostic's best – played with a group that includes Stanley Turrentine and John Coltrane, although you'd never know it, because Earl's alto sax is right up front in the mix. There's no problem with that, though – and as you'll hear from his tone, it's more than likely that Trane ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has wide brown tape on the seams and spine.)

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Earl BosticPlays The Hit Tunes Of The Big Broadway Shows ... LP
King, 1960. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Black label pressing wtih deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Tiny BradshawTribute To The Late Tiny Bradshaw – The Great Composer – He Wrote & Played Them All ... LP
King, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Of all the R&B bandleaders of the 50s, Tiny Bradshaw was one of the wildest! He had a tight rolling groove that managed to infuse his whole band with a lively sense of rhythm that was often unmatched by some of the other sleepier groups of the time – and he also managed to hire some of ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ron CarterAnything Goes ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Ron Carter gets sweet and funky on this 70s classic for Kudu Records – a set that's a fair bit different than some of Carter's acoustic trio sides of the decade, or some of his more high-concept work in recent years! The approach here is free and flowing – larger arrangements penned by ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Ron CarterBlues Farm ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
Sweet electric work from Ron Carter – subtle magic in the best CTI mode! Ron arranged the set himself, but he's working with a core group of CTI players that includes Bob James and Richard Tee on electric piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, and Billy Cobham on drums ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Ron CarterYellow & Green ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album from the great Ron Carter – one of those key 70s sides where he was able to show the world that he was way more than just a jazz bassist – and instead a sophisticated musical genius with so much to offer! Ron's bass is certainly a key part of the set – he plays ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Hank CrawfordCajun Sunrise ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Hank Crawford comes across here as much as a soul star as a jazz musician – as he sings on half the album's tracks, and delivers his trademark alto solos throughout! The album's got a similar vibe to some of Crawford's other CTI/Kudu material of the 70s – but the presence of vocals ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordDon't You Worry Bout A Thing ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet soulful jazz from reedman Hank Crawford – one of his killer Kudu sessions from the 70s – all of which really helped Hank redefine his sound! The setting here is large and full – put together beautifully by Bob James, with that sense of space for the soloist that makes his ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Hank CrawfordHank Crawford's Back ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
Hank Crawford turns his back on the cover of this sweet little set from Kudu – but the groove itself is very upfront, strongly in the best mix of funky jazz and club the label had going down into the late 70s! Arrangements are by David Matthews, who keeps things lean and mean, even when the ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Hank CrawfordHelp Me Make It Through The Night ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Hank Crawford's first big records of the 70s – a really great set that helps him shake off some of his stock modes of the 60s and find a very different groove! A big part of the album is arranger Don Sebesky, who gives Hank a backdrop that's sophisticated and smooth, yet still pretty ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Hank CrawfordWe Got A Good Thing Going ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Early CTI/Kudu material from alto legend Hank Crawford – part of a strong 70s run that helped him find a whole new audience for his soulful sound! Crawford got his start with Ray Charles, and cut some classic albums for Atlantic in the 60s – but during the 70s, his sound really warmed ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available We Got A Good Thing Going ... LP 3.99

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CTI All StarsCTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl Vol 1 to 3 ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Man, it's like a talent bomb exploded! This set's stuffed with work by some of the greatest jazz funk players of the early 70s – Johnny Hammond, Bob James, Deodato, George Benson, Joe Farrell, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr, Hubert Laws, and others – all ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisUptown ... LP
King, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little set that combines some of Eddie's rare work for King from the mid 50s! Eddie's tenor is in wonderful form here, working with a real sense of economy on the album's short tracks – a sense that you don't always get in some of his more stretched-out sets for Prestige. Backing on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing from Denmark.)

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✨✧ DeodatoDeodato In Concert – Live At The Felt Forum ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as tight and funky as his studio albums, and possibly even more interesting because he manages to pull it off equally well in a live setting! The record features percussion by Airto, guitar by John Tropea, ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Deodato In Concert – Live At The Felt Forum ... LP 8.99

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Paul DesmondPure Desmond ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
An album of sublime understatement from alto genius Paul Desmond! Desmond was one of the few players who resisted the lure of the 70s electric CTI sound – and stuck pretty much in his usual bag of easy-going grooves, blowing alto with effortless ease, working here with a quartet that ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Pure Desmond ... LP 6.99

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Bill DoggettEverybody Dance The Honky Tonk ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
This is it – the classic stormer by Bill Doggett that made his group a hit with all the kids! The album features the original two-part version of "Honky Tonk", plus the rarer "Honky Tonk Number Three", which as a wailing bit of vocals next to the chorus. Other tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill DoggettRam-Bunk-Shush ... LP
King, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer with Joe HendersonYama ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An obscure late 70s set from CTI – and a near-lost chapter in the career of both artists in the title! Mike Mainieri arranged and produced the set – and the album's got a sweet, warm fusion approach that's very much like his own work – using a larger group of keyboards, vibes, ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Joe FarrellOutback (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set from Joe Farrell – one of the 70s greatest reed players, and an always-exciting talent who was one of the first artists to really use the extended CTI format to break into a whole new level! The set's a drawn-out quintet side, with Chick Corea on electric piano, Buster Williams ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe FarrellPenny Arcade ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. Used ... $8.99
Killer CTI work from Joe Farrell – with grooves so sharp you could cut your trousers on them! Farrell's angular reed style is in perfect form here – grooving with a small group that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Dee Felice TrioIn Heat (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
King/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About July 4, 2018
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 CD

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✨✧ Fuse OneSilk ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second album of funky fusion from this all-star CTI group that includes Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Clarke, Ndugu, Tom Brown, Eric Gale, Ronnie Foster, and George Benson! The ensemble come together for a great set of laidback fusion tracks that groove with a nice soulful undercurrent – ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Johnny HammondWild Horses Rock Steady ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
Excellent Kudu work from one of the greatest organists of the 70s – a player who really stretched out and opened up his groove during the decade! Johnny Hammond was also known as Johnny Hammond Smith back in the 60s – but by the time of his legendary run at Kudu/CTI, he'd hit a much ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Wild Horses Rock Steady ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Roland HannaGershwin Carmichael Cats ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really unique album from pianist Roland Hanna – a set that allows him to show off all the amazing keyboard flow that he has on solo and trio dates – but in the larger space of a CTI Records session! Arrangements are by Don Sebesky – and while full, they're never overwhelming ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Freddie HubbardPolar AC ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of an album recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and ... read more CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Freddie HubbardStraight Life ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing second CTI set from Freddie Hubbard – one that takes off nicely from Red Clay territory, and starts to hit an even funkier mode! The tracks here are all relatively long, with a huge amount of solo space for Freddie on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor, George Benson on guitar, and ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Freddie Hubbard & Stanley TurrentineFreddie Hubbard In Concert Vol 1 ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A sublime bit of electric funk in concert – proof that the CTI approach was always a great one, even out of the studio! The record features 2 long tracks – album-side versions of "Povo" and "Gilbraltar", both done in the best format of Hubbard's strongest CTI work, ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, & OthersCalifornia Concert – The Hollywood Palladium ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Although the genius of the CTI label might be often thought of in a studio format – especially since the Creed Taylor Influence on the label is what really turned the sound into something wonderful – this live set from 1971 shows that the label's players, with the right frame of mind, ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, & Herbie HancFreddie Hubbard In Concert Vol 2 ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A sublime live moment from the CTI scene of the 70s – an album that brings together some of the label's best lead players, into a special live supergroup that stretches out in a mighty nice way! In case you ever though the CTI genius came from the studio production of Creed Taylor, think ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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✨✧ Milt JacksonGoodbye ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s electric work from the great vibist Milt Jackson – a record that has him hitting some nicely moody modes, and in a spacious style that's almost a 70s remake of the energy of the Modern Jazz Quartet! Cedar Walton plays piano and Fender Rhodes – and Hubert Laws is in the group ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Goodbye ... LP 5.99

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Yusef LateefAutophysiopsychic ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A strange bit of funk from Yusef Lateef – a bit of a change from his other 70s records, but pretty nice too! The record was recorded late in the CTI electric years – and it's got Yusef fronting a funky jazz group on five long tracks that have a decidedly R&B-ish current – ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Hubert LawsAfro-Classic ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
An amazing album – and the cornerstone of the CTI sound! The record's an incredibly baroque set of tracks from funky flautist Hubert Laws – featuring arrangements from Don Sebesky that mix complicated lines on flute with electric piano from Bob James, into a swirling mass of sound that' ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Afro-Classic ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Booker LittleOut Front! (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Candid/King (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ David MatthewsShoogie Wanna Boogie ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the slickest of Dave Matthews' funk records from the 70s – but still pretty darn nice! Matthews was the mainman behind the legendary funk group The Grodeck Whipperjenny, and a key arranger in James Brown's sound of the Polydor years – but by this time, he moved into smoother ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Shoogie Wanna Boogie ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Big Jay McNeelyBig Jay In 3D ... LP
King, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Hard-wailing tenor work from one of the wildest 50s saxophonists – Big Jay McNeely, a great player who took the instrument to unheard-of heights during the decade! McNeely's big claim to fame was his live shows at the time – where he and the audience would go crazy in ways that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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Hideo ShirakiHideo Shiraki Recital At Sankei Hall, Tokyo ... LP
King (Japan), 1959. Near Mint- ... $48.99
Hardly the staid affair you might guess from the "recital" in the title – and an all-out drum frenzy event from the legendary Hideo Shiraki! This late 50s live session has Shiraki working in a mode that's even more open and bombastic than his studio albums from the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(1979 pressing, with a white border around the cover image. Cover has some very light aging in a few spots.)

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✨✧ Gabor SzaboRambler ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lean 70s genius from the great Gabor Szabo – a set that has him electrifying the sort of vibe he created on Impulse Records in the 60s – but all without ever sounding too slick or commercial! The group here is nice and lean – supervised by Bob James, who plays piano and organ, ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Fats TheusBlack Out ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard and heavy funky jazz from west coast tenorist Fats Theus – and one of the rarest albums on CTI! This one differs strongly from the label's smoother electric output – as it's got the rough n ready feel of a classic Prestige jazz funk session – lots more soul jazz grit around ... read more CD
(Blu-Spec CD pressing!)

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Stanley TurrentineCherry (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1972. Used ... $11.99
One of the best CTI albums from the early 70s – and one of Stanley Turrentine's funkiest records as well! The album's got a sharper edge than most other Turrentine albums of the time – a quality that goes beyond Stan's already soulful approach to the tenor, and which brings in some ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell, Donald HEric Dolphy & Booker Little Remembered Live At Sweet Basil ... LP
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great tribute to the memory of Eric Dolphy and Booker Little – particularly their classic Fire Waltz album! The group features Donald Harrison on alto and bass clarinet, Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)
 
 



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