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Ernest RanglinMod Mod Ranglin ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet ... (Reggae, Jazz) read more CD

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John Raymond & Real FeelsJoy Ride ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Pulsing waves of color from John Raymond – blowing flugelhorn here in a really unique sort of setting – a trio that just features guitar and drums! The music bursts out with deft work from Colin Strananhan on the kit, while guitarist Gilad Hekeselman plays these chromatic lines that ... read more CD

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Pat RebillotFree Fall ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A really great little album from keyboardist Pat Rebillot – a player you might know from other 70s records with Herbie Mann, and a few other jazz artists – stepping out here as one of his few times as a leader! Pat really makes great use of the space to show off his own thing – ... read more CD

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Sonny RedSonny Red ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic album as a leader from Sonny Red – a saxophonist who never got much chance to record under his own name, but always gave us something special when he did! Sonny recorded famously with Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller in the 60s – but here, he's in an even hipper 70s mode of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Joshua RedmanStill Dreaming ... CD
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
There's nothing too dreamy here – as Joshua Redman takes on the energy of the Old & New Dreams that featured his father, Dewey Redman – an excellent late 70s ensemble filled with members of Ornette Coleman groups, working in a very Ornette-like mode! The style is similar here ... read more CD
Also available Still Dreaming (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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Hans ReichelBonobo ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A seminal album from Hans Reichel – a musician who might be to free jazz what John Fahey was to acoustic music – a player who can at once be immediately modern and completely timeless in his approach – working here in a way that opens up the instrument beyond any conventional ... read more CD

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Dave RempisLattice ... CD
Aerophonic, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
The reed skills of Dave Rempis are fast approaching the stuff of legend – and while he's a hell of a collaborator, really great in many settings, he sounds maybe even more amazing here on his own – in a set of solo performances on alto, tenor, and baritone sax! The tracks were recorded ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis & Tim DaisyDodecahedron ... CD
Aerophonic, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Drummer Tim Daisy and saxophonist Dave Rempis have been recording together for over a decade – but this time around, they do a great job of balancing out their own duo work with help from a variety of other Chicago improvising musicians! The set features 2CDs – the first of which is ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dave Rempis/Matt Piet/Tim DaisyThrow Tomatoes ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Two fantastic improvisations from the Chicago scene – both featuring the well-known talents of Dave Rempis on saxes and Tim Daisy on drums – plus the rising genius of Matt Piet on piano! Piet's a name we've only begun to pay attention to – but his bold sense of freedom here ... read more CD

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Rempis Percussion QuartetCochonnerie ... CD
Aerophonic, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
The quartet's not all percussion – just drummers Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly, but both turning out work on the kit that could rival an army of percussionists – working alongside sublime bass plotting from Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and a range of sharp-edged sounds from leader Dave Rempis ... read more CD

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✨✧ RestroyRestroy ... CD
1980, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
That's restroy, not destroy – a Chicago group who've got a really great way of building up their sound – using a mix of electronic elements with strong trumpet from James Davis, round bass from Christopher Dammann, and driving drums from Avreeyal Ra – all in a blend that's really ... read more CD

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Return To ForeverMusic Magic ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $7.99
Lots of musical magic here – a further extension of the Return To Forever vibe that helped Chick Corea find some of his best energy of the 70s! The style is still as tightly focused as before, but also opens up with a bit more soul, too – trading some slight moments of jamming for a ... read more CD
Also available Music Magic ... CD 7.99

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Return To ForeverMusic Magic ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $7.99
Lots of musical magic here – a further extension of the Return To Forever vibe that helped Chick Corea find some of his best energy of the 70s! The style is still as tightly focused as before, but also opens up with a bit more soul, too – trading some slight moments of jamming for a ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)
Also available Music Magic ... CD 7.99

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Return To ForeverReturn To Forever Live – The Complete Concert ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Return To Forever Live – a vastly-extended exploration of this legendary 70s group at their best! The triple-length package offers the ensemble plenty of room to open things up – long tracks that stretch out with the boundless energy that Chick Corea first brought to the group, yet ... read more CD

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Eric RevisSing Me Some Cry ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
The bass of Eric Revis sounds better than we ever remember – and that's saying a lot, because we've really liked his other records too! Yet here, it almost feels like Revis is out to re-state himself as a musician – coming on strong with a tone that could put him up there with the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Logan RichardsonBlues People ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Logan Richardson's really on fire here – sounding a bit different than any of his previous records, but equally creative overall! The set's got an unusual format – two guitars and electric bass dominate the middle, with heavy drums from Ryan Lee, and these very openly-blown alto parts ... read more CD

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Howard RileyDiscussions (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Opportunity/Dusk Fire (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $15.99
A mindblowing late 60s album from pianist Howard Riley – only issued in a run of 99 copies, but a legend amongst any fan of his music! Riley was one of the most important British avant players to emerge in the 60s – and works here at this level that's not as entirely free as his later ... read more CD

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Mattias RisbergStamps ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
A pretty great little album of solo piano – one that not only has a different vibe, given that Mattias Risberg also uses a moog Taurus – but also because the piano here seems to be both normal and "prepared"! Risberg has a great way of pulling out odd sounds that are still ... read more CD

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Babs Robert & The Love PlanetBabs Robert & The Love Planet ... CD
Alpha/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
Qui est Babs Robert? Turns out he's a hell of a saxophonist from the Belgian scene at the start of the 70s – an amazingly soulful player who's got just the right sort of spiritual vibe to live up to the image on the cover! Babs plays alto, tenor, and even a bit of electric tenor too – ... read more CD

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Pete RugoloThriller ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
An excellent crime soundtrack! Pete Rugolo's best known as the arranger who made Stan Kenton, The Four Freshmen, and June Christy sound so great in the 50s – but in later work, he did some incredible jazz soundtracks, as you'll hear on this batch of work for the TV show thriller. Tunes are ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD

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Paul RutherfordIn Backward Times ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1979/1988/2004/2007. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Unreleased material by one of the greatest trombone improvisers in jazz – heard here on four very long tracks pulled from the vaults of Emanem Records! As label founder Martin Davidson says in the notes, the music of Rutherford was one of the reasons he created the company – and ... read more CD

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Krzysztof SadowskiKrzysztof Sadowski & His Hammond Organ ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
Hip stuff from this obscure Polish organist – a great player, with a talent that's as rich as Jimmy Smith during his classic Verve years! Krzystof plays here on one side that features just organ and drums – but the sound is super-full, thanks to his complicated work on the keys. The ... read more CD

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Krzysztof SadowskiThree Thousand Points (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from this Polish keyboardist – a set that has him stepping past the simple Hammond modes of his earlier years, and into a realm of much freer-flowing fusion! Sadowski still mostly plays Hammond on the set – but also a bit of Fender Rhodes and ... read more CD

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David SanciousTransformation (The Speed Of Love) ... CD
Epic/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Cosmic fusion from David Sancious – one of his headphone-popping albums for Columbia from the 70s! The record has a really outerspace kind of approach – long tracks that build and layer sound, mostly electric instrumentation, with lots of keyboards, guitars, and percussion. He's again ... read more CD

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Daniel SantiagoMetropole ... CD
Adventure Music, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
A jazz album at heart, but one with some distinct Brazilian touches too – a warm blend of the guitar lines of Daniel Santiago with reeds from Josue Lopez and piano from Vitor Goncalves – all wrapped up in a set of rich flowing rhythms! There's some of the sensitivity here that you ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterburg/Hampus LinIf Nothing Else ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful continuation of the spirit of the previous collaboration between trumpet and flugelhorn player Susana Santos Silva and bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg – but a record that also adds in a cool extra element with the organ of Hampus Lindwall too! The music has this spacious, open ... read more CD

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Heikki Sarmanto Serious Music EnsembleHelsinki Tapes Vol 1 – Live At N Club 1971 to 1972 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1971. New Copy ... $4.99
Nothing serious here – as the sound is soulful, jazzy, and in the hippest fusion spirit of the time – very long, open tracks by a small combo led by Heikki Sarmanto on Fender Rhodes, on tracks that are in the more exploratory side of the Miles Davis/Herbie Hancock spectrum! The work ... read more CD
Also available Helsinki Tapes Vol 1 – Live At N Club 1971 to 1972 ... LP 14.99

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Heikki Sarmanto Serious Music EnsembleHelsinki Tapes Vol 2 – Live At N Club 1971 to 1972 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $4.99
Nothing serious here – as the sound is soulful, jazzy, and in the hippest fusion spirit of the time – very long, open tracks by a small combo led by Heikki Sarmanto on Fender Rhodes, on tracks that are in the more exploratory side of the Miles Davis/Herbie Hancock spectrum! The work ... read more CD

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Heikki Sarmanto Serious Music EnsembleHelsinki Tapes Vol 3 – Live At N Club 1971 to 1972 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $6.99
Nothing serious here – as the sound is soulful, jazzy, and in the hippest fusion spirit of the time – very long, open tracks by a small combo led by Heikki Sarmanto on Fender Rhodes, on tracks that are in the more exploratory side of the Miles Davis/Herbie Hancock spectrum! The work ... read more CD

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Masahiko SatoOnimotsu Konimotsu ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Very groovy soundtrack material from Masahiko Sato – a Japanese jazz artist that you might know from some equally groovy records in the 60s! This film music follows somewhat in the spirit of Sato's other recordings, save for the fact that the tunes are shorter – more like film cues ... read more CD

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Masahiko SatoRandooga – Select Live Under The Sky 90 ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $7.99
Keyboardist Masahiko Sato definitely shows off the stronger side of his talents here – working in a hard-burning live setting with a mix of Japanese and American fusion talents! The vibe here is almost a bit like Weather Report in the 70s – jazz at the core, but propelling itself ... read more CD

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Silvan SchmidSilvan Schmid Quartet At Gamut ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Maybe the first work we've ever heard from Silvan Schmidt – a young trumpeter, but one who's already found his voice! Silvan is both the composer and leader on this date – and he has a way of blowing openly, with these gently flowing colors that build slowly, and share textures with ... read more CD

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John Scofield5 Original Albums (Time On My Hands/Meant To Be/Grace Under Pressure/Hand Jive/Groove Elation) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Germany), Early 90s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99
A great box set that covers a relatively short span in the career of guitarist John Scofield, but one that really shows him changing a lot as well! Scofield first came up as a musician with a more breezy, open tune – that approach to jazz guitar that really blossomed in the 70s – ... read more CD

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✨✧ John ScofieldShinola ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful setting for the guitar of John Scofield – one that really brings out all the rich chromes of his early work on the instrument! The group's a trio – with Adam Nussbaum on drums and Steve Swallow on bass – and in a way, there's a vibe here that reminds us of some of the ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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Bobby Scott/Larry ElgartJoyful Noises/The City ... CD
El (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A pair of great albums from Bobby Scott – both pretty darn sweet! First up is Joyful Noises – a really wonderful album from the great Bobby Scott – an artist you might know best as a singer, or as composer of a few big hits in the 60s – but also a hell of a jazz pianist and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Centennial Trilogy (Ruler Rebel/Diaspora/Emancipation Procrastination) (3CD set) ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 23.98
A trio of fantastic albums from Christian Scott – all packaged together! First up is Ruler Rebel – a fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays ... read more CD

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Diaspora ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Christian Scott just seems to be finding his groove more and more with each new record – really opening with a new sense of pride and power after adopting the Atunde Adjuah name – and blowing here not just on trumpet, but also "reverse flugelhorn", sirenette, and siren – ... read more CD

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Emancipation Procrastination ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Christian Scott just seems to get hipper and hipper with each new record – and that's saying a lot, as he was already pretty darn hip to begin with! This album's part of Scott's brilliant trilogy that has him reworking his sound even more than before – using his horn in both acoustic ... read more CD

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Ruler Rebel ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays trumpet, but he also works with some electronics and effects, too – in a group that mixes acoustic elements from piano, ... read more CD

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Jimmy ScottI Go Back Home ... CD
Eden River, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 19.99
The last album ever recorded by the legendary Jimmy Scott – the jazz singer who first recorded in the 50s, then spent decades in obscurity – only to be revived to great fame in the last 20 years of his life! This album's a wonderful tribute to Jimmy – as it features the singer's ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Tom ScottHair To Jazz – A Groovy Jazz & Pop Musical Experience ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Reedman Tom Scott always gives us something groovy – especially in his early years, when he could effortlessly blend together jazz and soul, funk and rock, and really come up with something new and unique! Here, Tom's in the best mode of his early work on Impulse Records – serving up ... read more CD

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Tom ScottPaint Your Wagon ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Leave it to saxophonist Tom Scott to find something groovy in an unexpected place – in this case the music from Paint Your Wagon – the very unusual, somewhat awkward musical western of the late 60s! Tom strips away all of the words from the tunes, and instead goes at the tracks with ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Adele SebastianDesert Fairy Princess ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
One of our favorite records ever on the legendary Nimbus label – a special home to spiritual jazz on the west coast at the end of the 70s – and crucial for giving us some really unique talents like this! Adele Sebastian may have only ever cut this one album as a leader, but she's a ... read more CD

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Gene SegalSpiral ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Guitarist Gene Segal has his instrument wrapped up nicely here in a trio – with work on Hammond Charette and drums from Bruce Cox – in a group that has a nicely different vibe than some of the more retro-styled organ combos! Segal changes up his sound a bit from track to track – ... read more CD

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Mike SelesiaFlavor (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Shout (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $26.99
Plenty of flavor here – a really well-crafted brew that's heavy with searing saxophone from Mike Selesia – mixed with other rootsy instrumentation in a very groovy way! Mike plays soprano, tenor sax, and flute on the set – clearly inspired by the John Coltrane generation, yet ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Eddy SenayHot Thang ... CD
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.99
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – a rare early 70s session from the groovy Eddy Senay – an artist that we'd rank right up there with bigger names like Phil Upchurch, David T Walker, Dennis Coffey, or Eddie Fisher at the same time! Fisher's maybe the best comparison here ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Hot Thang (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very ... read more CD

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Bobby Shad & The Bad MenBobby Shad & The Bad Men ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
The only album to ever credit producer Bob Shad as a leader – even though the man had been behind so many famous records on labels that include Mainstream, Time, and Mercury! This set has Shad taking the hip vibe of the Mainstream label to the forefront – mixing funky jazz and trippier ... read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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ShakatakOut Of This World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Secret (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Plenty of sweet keyboards here, and a groove that's almost ahead of its time – a real precursor to some of the more sophisticated jazzy soul of the later part of the decade – handled here with great early 80s flair by the mighty Shakatak! The group almost sound like an early ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Woody ShawTour Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A tremendous document of a legendary group – one that was even better in a live setting than they were on record – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the great records they left behind! The quintet here features trumpeter Woody Shaw at his most righteous – working alongside ... read more CD

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Woody Shaw & Louis HayesTour – Volume 1 ... CD
High Note, 1976. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A tremendous document of a legendary group – one that was even better in a live setting than they were on record – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the great records they left behind! The quintet here features trumpeter Woody Shaw at his most righteous – working alongside ... read more CD

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✨✧ Archie SheppSteam ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A later set from Archie Shepp and a real lost gem – quite different from his earlier works, especially the better known late 60s sessions – and a surprisingly nice album that runs through some truly excellent longer takes – filled with warmth and tenderness you wouldn't expect! ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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Matthew ShippMagnetism(s) (Magnetism – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 1999/2016. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 25.99
A very cool package – one that offers up two different slices of work from this very compelling trio! First up is a new remaster of the Magnetism album from 1999 – pianist Matthew Shipp at his most fragile – working with frequent partner William Parker on bass and reedman Rob ... read more CD

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Matthew ShippSymbol Systems ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1995. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The first-ever solo album from Matthew Shipp – a set that came as quite a revelation back in the 90s, and one that still sounds incredibly solid all these many years later! Shipp reveals himself as a very fresh voice on his instrument – a musician who grew up in a generation already ... read more CD

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Matthew ShippTo Duke ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Some of the most beautiful music we've heard in years from pianist Matthew Shipp – a set of tracks dedicated to Duke Ellington, and played in a very creative style! The tracks are mostly by Duke (there's a few Shipp originals in the mix too), but the performance is Matthew at his best – ... read more CD

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Matthew ShippZero ... CD
ESP, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Two sides of zero from Matthew Shipp – one CD of solo piano material, and a second disc that features spoken Shipp delivering "A Lecture On Nothingness"! As you might guess, we're most moved by the piano work – which is wonderful, and seems to have Matthew rediscovering some ... read more CD

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Hideo ShirakiMan Who Causes A Storm ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1957. New Copy (pic cover)... $15.99
A rare soundtrack session from Japanese jazz legend Hideo Shiraki – and maybe one of the earliest recordings we've ever seen from the drummer too! The cover's somewhat unassuming, but the music inside is quite vivid and rich – jazz tracks used as a film score, often with a quality that' ... read more CD

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Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
An excellent set of some fairly out material – performed by Shorter with a group that includes Freddie Hubbard, Grachan Moncur, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, and a rare appearance by his brother Alan on flugelhorn! At times, the record builds into a sound that's freer and more ... read more CD
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Wayne ShorterJoy Ryder ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $8.99
A fusion set, but one that's got all those sharp, dark edges that Wayne Shorter developed over the years – served up here with a depth that's maybe much more in the far-reaching fusion styles of Columbia Records in the 70s than some of the more polished efforts of the time! The core combo ... read more CD

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Wayne ShorterOdyssey Of Iska ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
A very unusual album for Wayne Shorter – recorded right around that 1970 point when Duke Pearson was exploring formats for Blue Note artists that included larger, often electric arrangements, pointing the way towards some of the later 70s soul jazz work on labels like Kudu or CTI! This set, ... read more CD
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Sonny Simmons & Moksha SamnyasinNomadic ... CD
Svart (Finland), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
A really unusual setting for reedman Sonny Simmons – a set that's quite different than his spiritual avant classics, as it has him working with the rockish trio Moksha Samnyasin! Yet the sound is still quite spiritual, too – as the tracks are long, open, and extremely evocative – ... read more CD

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Edward SimonSorrows & Triumphs ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The poetic title here really fits the mood of this well-crafted album from pianist Edward Simon – a fantastically vivid blend of jazz instrumentation from the core Afinidad quartet with elements from the Iani Winds, and some great guest work from Gretchen Parlato on vocals and Adam Rogers on ... read more CD

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Singers Unlimited & Art Van DammeInvitation ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the coolest albums ever cut by the Singers Unlimited – thanks to great instrumentation from the mighty Art Van Damme! Art plays accordion – in a way that works perfectly with the banks of sound and sweetness we love from the group – an instrument whose own breathy tones ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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SiriusAcoustic Main Suite – Plus The Inner One ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A record as enigmatic as its title – slow-building sounds crafted by the trumpet of Yaw Tembe and percussion of Monseiur Trinite – both musicians we don't know at all, but who really find a special space with this album! The sound is very open and spacious – much more in an ECM ... read more CD

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Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryFurther Adventures of Jimmy & Wes ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
The second great session from two of Verve's biggest jazz stars of the 60s – organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery – an unlikely pair, to be sure, but one who work great together on the set! The real change here is in Wes' playing – as it's shifted from the mellower ... read more CD
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Johnny SmithGuitar & Strings ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $8.99
A very special album from Johnny Smith – one of the few to feature his sublime guitar sound amidst a larger string setting – which only seems to emphasize the moodier, darker tones of his instrument! The album's a lot like his My Dear Little Sweetheart set – and, like that one, ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Lonnie Liston SmithExotic Mysteries ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the fullest-sounding albums ever cut by Lonnie Liston Smith – but one of the greatest albums too! The set has Smith really taking off a bit more than on his work for RCA or Flying Dutchman – hitting some fuller sounds in the studio, thanks to backings arranged by Berg DeCoteaux, ... read more CD
Also available Exotic Mysteries ... LP 5.99

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Lonnie Liston SmithSong For The Children ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Wonderfully warm work from the late 70s years of Lonnie Liston Smith – material from his key stretch a Columbia Records, a time when he'd really learned to tighten up his groove a bit from earlier years, yet still keep all the deeper soul intact! The production here is slightly polished, but ... read more CD

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Lonnie Liston SmithSong For The Children/Exotic Mysteries ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $11.99
Wonderfully warm work from the late 70s years of Lonnie Liston Smith – material from his key stretch a Columbia Records, a time when he'd really learned to tighten up his groove a bit from earlier years, yet still keep all the deeper soul intact! The set kicks off with Song For The Children ... read more CD

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Lonnie SmithAll In My Mind ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An incredible live set by Dr. Lonnie Smith – recorded during his 75th birthday celebration at NYC's Jazz Standard! It's mostly in a trio setting with Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar and Johnathan Blake on drums, working through raucous and intimate moments with equal skill. We saw Lonnie play ... read more CD

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Lonnie Smith & Alvin QueenDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Lenox & Seventh ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1985. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A great lost chapter in the career of organist Lonnie Smith – a session recorded in the 80s, but done with the simple straightforward soul jazz groove of earlier sides on Muse and Prestige! Lonnie's working here in a loose and free trio format – with Melvin Sparks on guitar and the ... read more CD

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Mauricio SmithBitter Acid ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer album of hard instrumental Latin soul tracks – one of the few albums ever done by funky reed player Mauricio Smith! On the set, Smith plays flute, alto, and soprano sax – and the record's filled with short little groovers that have a nice choppy sound, and lots of heavy conga ... (Latin, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Neal Smith QuintetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Drummer Neal Smith has a hell of a group here – Eric Alexander on tenor, Steve Wilson on alto, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Mulgrew Miller on piano – a lineup that he more than lives up to with his tight leadership, and great choice of material for the date! The tunes include two ... read more CD

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Wadada Leo SmithNajwa ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Wadada Leo Smith is really on fire here – on a record that feels a lot more like something from the early 80s underground than some of his earlier work – from the lineup of performers, right down to the overall sound of the set! The group's very heavy on guitars – and features ... read more CD

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Wadada Leo SmithSolo – Reflections & Meditations On Monk ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith never fails to blow us away – and even though he's captured our ear with recent higher-concept projects or other group work, he sounds equally mindblowing here in a completely solo setting! As you'd guess from the title, the set's based around the musical vision of ... read more CD

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Willie 'The Lion' Smith & Don EwellGrand Piano Duets ... CD
Exclusive/Sackville, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
Fiercely fantastic duets between Willie The Lion Smith and Don Ewell – both artists who've got a tremendous command of the piano keyboard on their own, and who really explode with energy when working together! The album's filled with effortlessly-cascading notes on the keys – often ... read more CD

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Soil & Pimp SessionsBlack Track ... CD
Red River, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Soil & Pimp Sessions have been making music far longer than anyone else might do with such a clunky name – and over the years, they've just gotten better and better, and found rich new ways to express themselves! This album may well be the group's best so far – and represents a ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Soil & Pimp SessionsDapper ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
This great Japanese combo are maybe even more dapper than usual here – still strongly tied up in their tradition of hard-hitting jazz, but also opening the door for work from some guest soul singers and MCs! Leader Shacho is usually the "agitator" in the group – calling out ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Stanislaw SojkaBlublula ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Wicked stuff – and a vocalist we'd love to know more about! Stan's a hip Polish singer with a really wonderful sound – an open-ended 70s approach that draws on influences from Leon Thomas and Mark Murphy, yet which also has a gutsy quality that's all its own – personal and ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Tordenskjolds SoldaterPeace ... CD
Spectator/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
An incredibly soulful set of jazz from the Danish scene at the start of the 70s – and a record that's much more in keeping with the spiritual sounds of the American underground at the time! The set boasts some tremendous tenor work from Jesper Nehammar – a player we don't know at all, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Andre SolomkoLe Deltaplane ... CD
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Great sounds from Andre Solomko – an artist who's been giving us some great 70s-styled music in recent years, and may well have topped himself with this fantastic set! Andre plays alto and soprano sax, in a setting that's got the warm glow of a sweet 70s fusion record – but this time ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Le Deltaplane ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Melvin SparksI'm Funky Now ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A never-issued album by funky guitar legend Melvin Sparks – recorded right after his final record for the Westbound label, and appearing here for the first time ever! Sparks first rose to fame via funky work with Lonnie Smith and Lou Donaldson in the late 60s, the cut some killer albums of ... read more CD

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Melvin SparksTexas Twister/Melvin Sparks '75 ... CD
Eastbound/BGP (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wicked work from the legendary Melvin Sparks – 2 of his rare post-Prestige sides for the short-lived Eastbound jazz label! Texas Twister is one of Melvin's funkiest albums ever – done in a style that's even harder and rawer than his work for Prestige! The sound is lean and often a bit ... read more CD

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James SpauldingBlues Nexus ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
Hard swinging work from James Spaulding – still sounding great after all these years! Spaulding's in perfect company here – with Ronnie Matthews on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums, plus horn work by Dan Faulk and Don Sickler, next to the range of flute and alto ... read more CD

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James SpauldingGotstabe A Better Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Muse, 1988. New Copy ... $4.99
A well crafted set of tunes – both modern and soulful, in keeping with the rich talents of James Spaulding! The album sports a stupid title, but it's actually a thoughtful batch of tracks dedicated to African American achievement and expression – featuring Spaulding on alto sax and ... read more CD

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James SpauldingSongs Of Courage ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
Great work from James Spaulding – one of the few players of his generation who actually got better with age! As he was in his classic 60s Blue Note recording sessions with other leaders, Spaulding is a hell of a group player – extremely sensitive to the other members of his groups ... read more CD

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Spectral (Dave Rempis/Darren Johnston/Larry Ochs)Empty Castles ... CD
Aerophonic, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A beautiful triangulation of horns from the Spectral Trio – working here on their second album, with a mighty nice lineup that features Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino, Dave Rempis on alto and baritone, and Darren Johnston on trumpet! The sound here feels more focused on textures than ... read more CD

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SphereSphere On Tour ... CD
Red (Italy), 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A killer live set from this cool 80s combo – a later showcase for the mighty tenor talents of Charlie Rouse, working alongside Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! The setting's easily one of the best that Rouse had in his later years – a format that ... read more CD

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SpisekSpisek ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Great funky fusion from the Polish scene of the 70s – served up by a group who only recorded briefly, but who created some great tracks in the process! These guys aren't in the rock fusion mode – although they seem to have roots in that scene – as there's a warmth here that gets ... read more CD

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleOliv & Familie ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Early work by the Spontaneous Music Ensemble as a large ensemble – and a set that's especially noteworthy for its use of the human voice! Maggie Nicols and Norma Winstone both appear on the record as singers – and the music really echoes their own vocal experiments at the time, but in ... read more CD

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Colin SteeleDiving For Pearls – Jazz Interpretations Of The Pearlfishers Songbook ... CD
Marina (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
A jazz record, but one with a pedigree in pop – given that the songs here are all instrumentals based on tunes penned by the excellent (and overlooked!) Pearlfishers group! The Pearlfishers original songs are completely sublime – almost a Brian Wilson mode for our generation, but much ... read more CD

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StepsStep By Step ... CD
Better Days/Sony (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Steps – an all-star quintet of American musicians, but one who mostly got recorded exposure overseas in Japan! The mainman here is vibist Mike Mainieri – as he also produced the set – but the album's clearly an evenly-balanced affair, with wonderful ... read more CD
(UHQ-CD – Ultimate Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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Sonny StittStomp Off Let's Go ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
An unusual late record from the legendary Sonny Stitt – a set that's got some electricity in the group, but at a level that's not entirely funky jazz! Instead, the tracks are long, and feature some well-crafted solos from the leader – and the vibe here is loose at times, a bit like the ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Frank StrozierRemember Me ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
A gem of a record – the kind of overlooked 70s session we really treasure! Reed player Frank Strozier was one of the all-time under-discovered greats – and this set reunites him with his old Memphis partner/MJT+3 bandmate, Harold Mabern – a perfect pairing for Strozier's warm and ... read more CD

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Frank StrozierWhat's Goin On ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
As a rule, we shouldn't like sessions that have a Marvin Gaye tune as the title – but in this case, we'll make an exception! The album's great one – filled with warmth, fire, and imagination – and key proof that Frank Strozier was still going strong in the 70s – after some ... read more CD

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Sugarman ThreeWhat The World Needs Now ... CD
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The return of the great ones – and quite possibly the funkiest album ever from The Sugarman Three – a crowning achievement for this funky combo that we've loved for years! The core trio is still in place – soaring Hammond, tight tenor, and heavy drums – but they've also ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD

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Idrees Sulieman featuring Oscar DennardFour American Jazzmen In Tangier ... CD
Sunnyside/Groovin High, 1959. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 19.98
A much-needed document of a very hip quartet – one that was led by trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, after his initial famous recordings for Prestige – and which also featured pianist Oscar Dennard, an under-recorded genius who left this world at a very early age! The 2CD package presents the ... read more CD

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John SurmanInvisible Threads ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Invisible threads of sound from reedman John Surman – heard here in a group that's got an especially great sound – as it features piano from Nelson Ayres and a mixture of vibes and marimba from Rob Waring! Surman's always great, but he's sometimes got an icier edge on ECM – which ... read more CD

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Isao SuzukiCadillac Woman ... CD
Flying Disk (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic electric album from one of the most unique bassists of the 70s – and one that also features help from a hip American rhythm trio too! By the time of this set, Isao Suzuki had already made some incredible records for the Three Blind Mice label – sets that showcased both his ... read more CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)

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Gabor SzaboRambler ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
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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