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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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Abbey LincolnLove Having You Around – Live At The Keystone Korner Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Unheard sounds from the great Abbey Lincoln – a live performance recorded in 1980, at a time when the singer was really hitting a new sort of life in her music! Abbey's always been way more than just another jazz vocalist – and, like Nina Simone, often works in a territory that's a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Charles LloydForest Flower – Charles Lloyd At Monterey ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
A famous album – and for good reason too! The set's something of a landmark in spiritual jazz from the 60s – and it features a classic live performance from Charles Lloyd, recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival – almost as a distillation and popularization of ideas that were ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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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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London Experimental Jazz QuartetInvisible Roots (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Scratch/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
That's London, Ontario – not London, England – which means that the group have an even more far-flung sound than you might expect! The album's a brilliant and overlooked gem from the Canadian scene of the 70s – really mindblowing music by a group who are equally great at grooving ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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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 1.99

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Joe LovanoClassic – Live At Newport ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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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Henry LowtherChild Song (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Deram (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $31.99
One of the few albums cut as a leader by trumpeter Henry Lowther – a great player on the British scene of the end of the 60s, but one who mostly labored in the service of other groups at the time! Lowther emerges here as an extremely visionary leader – one with a scope of expression ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Reggie LucasSurvival Themes ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A very nice set of Japanese fusion tracks cut by guitarist Reggie Lucas, with nice electric backing by Hubert Eaves on keyboard, Michael Henderson on bass, and other acoustic players like Mtume, John Stubblefield, and Clifford Adams. The set was recorded by East Wind in Japan, and the best cuts on ... read more CD

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Lage LundIdlewild ... CD
Criss Cross (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A beautiful showcase for the warm, ringing tones of guitarist Lage Lund – a wonderful player who's only gotten better and better over the years! Lage has this richly chromatic style that's always a treat with a larger group, but it gets an especially strong focus here in an intimate trio ... read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny LytleLoop/New & Groovy ... CD
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch ... read more CD

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Harold Mabern with Gregory Porter & Kurt EllingAfro Blue ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
The great Harold Mabern kicks it hard with a key core group – then finds a way to open up with some surprise guest artists as well – including singers Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, and Norah Jones! The core of the album features Mabern's piano rocketing out with rhythm ... read more CD
Also available Afro Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP 37.99

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Ralph MacDonaldPath ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
One of percussionist Ralph MacDonald's best albums of the late 70s – and one of the few on his own, given how many other records he played on! The set's a complicated mix of jazz, soul, and a variety of rootsier elements – and MacDonald shows a lot of sides of his personality here ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Ralph MacDonaldSound Of A Drum ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
A crucial album from percussionist Ralph MacDonald – a set that not only catapulted him into the limelight, after strong work on countless records for other artists – but a record that also gave Ralph some long-standing fame, thanks to some key groovers on the set! The album's got a ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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MachitoTanga – The King Of Afro Jazz ... CD
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $13.99
Seminal sounds from the mighty Machito – all recorded during those key years when he was having a huge impact on both the jazz and Latin scenes in New York! Much of the work here features that blend of Havana roots and bebop performance that Machito and Mario Bauza pioneered during the ... (Latin, Jazz) read more CD

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Norio MaedaAlpha Ray (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the best albums we've ever heard from Japanese pianist Norio Maeda – a trio date that really lets him open up – and cook with a lot more fire than on some of his larger-concept albums! The album's got an explosive feel on many numbers – a limber quality that isn't showy at ... read more CD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Also available Alpha Ray (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Joe Baer Magnant GroupLiminal Spaces ... CD
Old Tom Foolery, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
There's nothing liminal about the sound of the Joe Baer Magnant Group – as these guys have found a very special space of their own – which they occupy beautifully in a haunting blend of guitar and Fender Rhodes! The two instruments are used spatially, and chromatically – in ways ... read more CD
Also available Liminal Spaces (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 17.99
 
 



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