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A wealth of jazz in many styles -- bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual, rare groove, modal, improvised music, funk, free jazz, fusion, avant garde, and trad!


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Lou LevyMost Musical Fella (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA (UK), 1956. New Copy ... $8.99
A strong mid 50s trio outing from west coast pianist Lou Levy – recorded under the supervision of Shorty Rogers during his time working with RCA! The set's got a harder-swinging edge than you might expect – and grooves in the manner of some of Levy's other fine mid 50s work – ... read more CD
Also available Most Musical Fella ... CD 12.99

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O'Donel LevyEverything I Do Gonna Be Funky (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
The butt-squeezing cover should be enough to let you know that this is one funky album – but if that doesn't get the message across, the grooves certainly do! O'Donel Levy plays tight and funky guitar, and also sings a bit on the set – working with a tight combo that features Charles ... read more CD

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✨✧ John LewisJohn Lewis Piano ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the strongest sessions recorded by pianist John Lewis in the 50s – a date that shows depths of his talents that run even greater than his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet, quite possibly because is work on piano is at the forefront of the record throughout! There's a sense of ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available John Lewis Piano ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Monica LewisBut Beautiful ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the hipper albums ever cut by singer Monica Lewis – an artist who's maybe as remembered for her cheescake image as she is for her vocals! Yet make no mistake, the lady's definitely got some jazz chops here – working in a nicely stripped-down setting led by pianist Jack Kelly, ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
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Ramsey LewisBlues For The Night Owl ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1970s. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A cool collection of work from Ramsey Lewis' legendary 70s years on Columbia Records – a sweet little set that's filled with overlooked moments that really show the full spectrum of Ramsey's expanded talents at the label! Some cuts are spare and acoustic, others are electric – and ... read more CD

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Ramsey LewisLive At The Savoy ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A live set, but one that's got some wonderfully rich grooves – almost one of the first times that Ramsey's excellent studio approach was attempted on record in a concert setting! The backings are quite full, and produced beautifully here by Tom Tom 84 – who really keeps a classy ... read more CD

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Ramsey LewisMother Nature's Son ... CD
Cadet/Elemental (France), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums of all time – an incredible reworking of tunes by The Beatles, done in collaboration with Cadet Records studio maestro Charles Stepney – who brings in some amazing arrangements and production styles to the record! The tunes are familiar, but the ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Mother Nature's Son ... LP 9.99

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Person Vol 2 – 1965 to 1967 (Hang On Ramsey/Dancing In The Street) ... CD
Cadet/Rev-Ola (UK), 1965/1967. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
A double-dose of live material from Ramsey Lewis – tracks from 2 60s classic live albums for Cadet! First up is material from the classic Hang On Ramsey – easily one of Ramsey Lewis' most successful records – featuring the hit soul jazz style that he forged with the Young/Holt ... read more CD

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... CD
Columbia, 1974. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... read more CD
Also available Sun Goddess ... CD 3.99

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Webster Lewis8 For The 80s (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic of jazzy modern soul from Webster Lewis! By this point in his career, Lewis had honed his keyboard craft to perfection – and on albums like this one, he laid down some excellent smooth soulful fusion that soared in a righteous way that few other artists of his generation could ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Sven LibaekNature Walkabout ... CD
Festival/Votary (Australia), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Nature Walkabout (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 23.99

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David LiebmanWhat It Is ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Dave Liebman sounds wonderful here in a warmer fusion mode – a set that's a great reminder of what a versatile musician he can be, especially in these earlier years of his career! Liebman had plenty of experience on the farther side of the jazz spectrum, but he also still sounds great here ... read more CD

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Chris Lightcap's BigmouthEpicenter ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
A totally wonderful group, and one with a really unique sound – not just from the music of bassist Chris Lightcap, but also from the tenors of Chris Cheek and Tony Malaby, and the wonderful keyboards of Craig Taborn! Taborn plays Wurlitzer electric on about half the album – used in ... read more CD

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Charles Lloyd & The MarvelsI Long To See You ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A Blue Note debut from legendary reedman Charles Lloyd – who definitely wants to bring something new to his work on the label! The set features his Marvels combo – a quintet that features very prominent work from guitarist Bill Frisell, whose edgey tones here make for a very different ... read more CD
Also available I Long To See You ... LP 23.99

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Joe LockeLove Is A Pendulum ... CD
Motema, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A really beautiful record from vibist Joe Locke – and maybe his most dynamic album in years! The set's got Joe working in a particularly angular mode – carving out these wonderful lines of sound with core rhythms from the trio of Robert Rodriguez on piano, Terreon Gully on drums, and ... read more CD

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Didier LockwoodApesantar ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
One of the most experimental albums we've ever heard from Didier Lockwood – a set that goes far beyond his more familiar jazz violin, to a heady, spacious style that really fits the image on the cover! There's certainly a bit of Didier's main instrument on the record, but he also plays ... read more CD

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Lok 3 + 1 (Schlippenbach/Lovens/Takase/Illvibe)Signals ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
A very weird and wonderful combination of sounds – the improvised piano of Aki Takase and Alexander Von Schlippenbach, the drums of Paul Lovens, and the turntables and faderboard of DJ Illvibe! We'll be the first to admit that we're often skittish about the use of turntables in a session of ... read more CD
Also available Signals (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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Danny LongShe's Here At Last (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hark/Vivid (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A really cool little record from the little-known Danny Long – a sweet self-released project from the 70s that really gets at the charm of the indie scene at the time! Danny plays lots of Fender Rhodes on the record – in these warm jazzy solos that are a perfect accompaniment for his ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Lionel LouekeGaia ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Maybe the most dynamic record we've heard from guitarist Lionel Loueke so far – even though it's only a trio set, with less musicians than some of Lionel's other albums! The approach here is pretty fierce – heavy drums at most times from Ferenc Nemeth, and brooding bass from Massimo ... read more CD
Also available Gaia ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Joe LovanoClassic – Live At Newport ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A definite classic from the great Joe Lovano – a set recorded a decade before its release, and a rock-solid live performance that has Lovano in tip-top formation! Tracks are long, and very open – and Joe blows tenor with this exploratory, creative energy that's a lot like his Vanguard ... read more CD

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