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✨✧ Paulo Alencar/Joao MirellesJazza Nova/Cool Samba (with bonus track) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare bossa jazz from the start of the 60s – two great albums on a single CD! First up is Jazza Nova by Paulo Alencar – an amazing lost bossa jazz session recorded in Brazil, but issued here in the US by Atlantic! Paulo Alencar's group is supposedly filled with "all stars" ... read more CD

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✨✧ Miquel AlvarezMartinete A Trane ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record, and one that seeks to unite two key inspirations for bassist Miquel Alvarez, both flamenco and jazz – but in a way that doesn't involve any flamenco guitar at all! Instead, there's maybe a bit of the snapping rhythms that you'd hear from the Spanish musical mode ... read more CD

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Lena Bloch & FeatheryRose Of Lifta ... CD
Fresh Sound, 2021. Used ... $3.99
Lena Bloch on tenor saxophone, Russ Lossing on piano, Cameron Brown on double bass, and Billy Mintz on drums. CD

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✨✧ Chris CheekVine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever from saxophonist Chris Cheek – and a set that draws a lot from work by Brad Mehldau on piano and Fender Rhodes, and Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar! Both of those players have risen to great fame on their own – but here, in a 1999 session that features Cheek on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ Avishai CohenTrumpet Player ... LP
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The debut as a leader from trumpeter Avishai Cohen – and a set that's the start of a great legacy for one of the freshest new voices on his instrument in the past few decades! Here, Cohen is maybe a bit bolder and swinging than on some of his later ECM recordings – and working in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette – The Complete 1961 Milano Sessions ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
Reedman Buddy Collette is best known for his west coast work of the 50s – his own albums as leader, his work with Chico Hamilton, and a number of other sessions too – yet his performances here in Italian sessions from the early 60s is completely revelatory – and arguably better ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ronnie CuberCubism ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1991. Used ... $14.99
Ronnie Cuber on baritone and tenor saxophone, Joe Locke on keyboards and vibraphone, Bobby Broom on guitar, Michael Formanek on bass, Ben Perowsky on drums, and Potato Valdez on conga drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank De ManoHank De Mano Quartet In Concert (Flyin Flugelhorn/Hank De Mano Quartet In Concert) ... CD
Freeway/Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A pair of rare albums from Hank De Mano – a flugelhorn player from the LA scene of the 60s – one who mostly seemed to work in a live setting! On Flyin Fluegelhorn, Hank De Mano is a great player on the flugelhorn – hardly "flyin" at all, despite the title – and ... read more CD

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Jan DomenechMagical Forest Tour ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Jan Domenech is as much a great composer of fresh material as he is a warmly lyrical pianist – as you'll hear on this really well-done set – a recording that's filled with great energy from younger players on the scene in Barcelona! Yet maybe the first thing that strikes our ears here ... read more CD

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Herb GellerEuropean Rebirth – 1962 Paris Sessions ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1962. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A real lost chapter in the career of alto genius Herb Geller – a player most folks know for some crucial recordings on the LA scene of the mid 50s – who then dropped away from the studio for quite a few years! Yet this set shines a strong light on one of those lost years – a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jimmy GiuffreHollywood & Newport 1957 & 1958 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957/1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the Jimmy Guiffre trio – and two sessions that stand nicely next to his classic late 50s sides for Atlantic and Verve! The first 5 tracks on the set were recorded for the Stars Of Jazz TV show in Hollywood in 1957 and 1958 – and feature Jimmy first with Jim Hall on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny GreySonny Grey & His Orchestra In Concert (En Directo plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1967. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Trumpeter Sonny Grey has a brash, bold tone on his instrument here – similar to that of Jamaican contemporary Shake Keane – well-recorded out front of a larger ensemble in a Spanish performance – with these breakout solos that create a real sense of electricity throughout! In ... read more CD

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Gigi GryceGigi Gryce Quintet 1960 to 1961 (Saying Somethin'!/Hap'nins/Rat Race Blues/Reminiscin') ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960/1961. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Includes the albums Saying Somethin'!, Hap'nins, Rat Race Blues, and Reminiscin'. CD

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Roger GuerinLe Formidable Roger Guerin – Paris Meetings ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A well-done overview of some of the best recordings by trumpeter Roger Guerin – one of the most important players on his instrument in Paris during the postwar years – and one of the few to regularly interact with important soloists from overseas! This set brings together Guerin in ... read more CD

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George HandyPensive (aka By George) ... CD
Vik/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955. Used ... $9.99
Incredible work from composer/arranger George Handy – a brilliant set of inventive tunes that easily place him on a level with better-known 50s arrangers like Ralph Burns, Gil Evans, and George Russell! There's as much modernism here as in the work of any the three above – but also a ... read more CD

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Michel HausserMr Vibes – Michel Hausser Quartet & Octet Sessions 1958 to 1960 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
Michel Hausser was definitely "Mr Vibes" on the French scene of the 50s and 60s – a wonderful player on the instrument whose work on these tracks helped give the vibes as much of a place in European jazz world as the work of Milt Jackson over here in the US! Hauser's got a nicely ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesHampton Hawes Plays Movie Musicals ... CD
Vault/Fresh Sound, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Movie tunes, made groovy by Hampton Hawes – with help from Bob West on bass and Larry Bunker on drums! Titles include "Old Devil Moon", "Where Is Love", "How Are Things In Glocca Morra", and "As Long As She Needs Me". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesLive In Montreaux 71 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Henry Franklin on bass and Michael Carvin on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill Jennings with Jack McDuffComplete Bill Jennings On Prestige, 1959 to 1960 (Glide On/Enough Said) ... CD
Prestige/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great set of classic soul jazz, featuring two rare albums on Prestige! First up is Enough Said, a heavy set of hard-wailing soul jazz – a real lost treasure recorded by guitarist Bill Jennings (formerly "Wild" Bill Jennings during his R&B years), in a lean quintet format with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Carmell JonesCarmell Jones Quartet – Previously Unreleased Los Angeles Session ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A never-issued session from trumpeter Carmell Jones – fresh on the LA scene at the time of this recording, and ready to bring the kind of fresh, soulful energy to the city that made his rare few albums as a leader so great! The date was put together by pianist Forrest Westbrook, who recorded ... read more CD

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✨✧ Fred KatzFred Katz & His Music (Soulo Cello/456 Trio/Fred Katz & His Jammers) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958/1959. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Three albums from jazz cellist Fred Katz! CD

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Kind FolkHead Towards The Center ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Kind Folk are a group who take their name from a Kenny Wheeler tune on an ECM album from years back – but they've got an energy here that goes way past the origin of their moniker – a beautifully dynamic sound that's captured perfectly on the album! Trumpeter John Raymond (who also ... read more CD

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Lee KonitzIn Europe 56 – Paris (Unreleased) & Koln Sessions ... CD
Fresh Sound, 1956. Used ... $14.99
A great set of European recordings put together by producer Gigi Campi – with Konitz on alto, Lars Gullin on baritone sax, Bobby Jaspar and Hans Koller on tenor, Rene Urtreger on piano, Sascha Distel on guitar, and others. CD

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Guy LafitteGuy Lafitte & His Quartette & Quintette ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
One of the greatest tenor stars in postwar Europe was Guy Lafitte – a magnificent player whose genius rivalled Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, but also one who's been sadly underrecognized outside the French scene of which he was a part! Most of Lafitte's best work from the old days is ... read more CD

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Guy LafitteGuy Lafitte – His Tenor Sax & Orchestra 1954 to 1959 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Tenorist Guy Lafitte's a hell of a player – the kind of talent who easily rivaled some of the American greats of the postwar years on his instrument, but whose music rarely made it out of the French scene in which it was recorded! And although Lafitte sounded great in a small combo, his ... read more CD

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Guy LafitteGuy Lafitte – Quartet & Sextet Sessions 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Columbia/Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A treasure trove of rare work from the great Guy Lafitte – a rich-voiced tenor talent from the French scene of the postwar years – every bit as important to their world as Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young were to ours! Lafitte's a player who came up in larger groups – and as such ... read more CD

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Jay Migliori & Dick TwardzikJazz Workshop Quintet – Harvard WHRB Session ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A rare live set from the Boston scene of the postwar years – a record that's not just noteworthy for the work of the great Dick Twardzik on piano, a player most folks know from his recordings with Chet Baker before he passed away in 1955 – but also some great vibes from Johnny Rae, an ... read more CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus & His Jazz Composers Workshop – Complete Savoy & Period Master Takes ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Key early recordings by Charles Mingus – 1954 sessions done for both the Savoy and Period labels, both of which capture the first truly brilliant modernist Mingus moments! Both sessions here were done in the company of saxophonists John LaPorta and Teo Macero – whose angular lines are ... read more CD
(Please note that the teeth inside the digipack case are broken.)

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Tete Montoliu TrioBarcelona Meeting ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1988. Used ... $14.99
Tete Montoliu on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums. CD

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Lyle MurphyNew Orbits In Sound/12 Tone Compositions & Arrangements By Lyle Murphy (aka Gone With The Woodwinds) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955. Used ... $11.99
New Orbits In Sound is an obscure west coast set – featuring some very hard-driving big band arrangements, short but with breakout solos that really keep things moving along at a good pace. Murphy wrote and arranged most of the material – cool little offbeat tunes, many with a space ... read more CD

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David Murray & George ArvanitasTea for Two – George Arvanitas Presents The Ballad Artistry Of David Murray ... CD
Fresh Sound (Switzerland), 1991. Used ... $9.99
David Murray on tenor saxophone and George Arvanitas piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hod O'BrienHave Piano Will Swing! ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hod O'Brien on piano, Tom Warrington on bass, and Paul Kreibich on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerBird In Boston – Charlie Parker Live At The Hi Hat –- Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1953/1954. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Featuring Herb Pomeroy, Herbie Williams, Jay Migliori, Rollins Griffith, and Jimmy Woode. CD

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Dave Pell OctetPlays Again ... LP
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
Featuers Dave Pell on tenor sax, Med Lorly on baritone sax, Bill Watrous on trombone, Bill Berry on trumpet, Bob Florence on piano, Frank Capp on drums, Buddy Clark on bass, and Tony Rizzi on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronan PerrettWho Owns The Sky ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
British alto player Ronan Perrett works here with great help from bassist Ferg Ireland – in a bold trio setting that's very much in the same spirit as Ferg's recordings in the same format! The group also has Ferg's drummer, James Maddren, and there's a nicely choppy sense of rhythm to the ... read more CD

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Andre PersianyAndre Persiany & His Orchestra – Featuring Guy Lafitte ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
There was a special sort of magic in the larger groups on the French scene of the postwar years – a quality of playing and arrangement that wasn't the same as American big bands, and which instead brought in some really creative interplay between the instrumental elements in the lineup! It ... read more CD

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✨✧ George RobertsMeet Mr. Roberts/Bottoms Up ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $12.99
Two albums by bass trombonist George Roberts! CD

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Bobby ShewClass Reunion ... CD
Sutra/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
An album that bristles with color right from the very first note – thanks not just to work from Bobby Shew on trumpet and flugelhorn, but also Gordon Brisker on tenor and flute, and Bill Mays on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes! The group is one that cut a few great albums around this ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bobby Shew SextetPlay Song ... CD
Jazz Hounds/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked early gem from Bobby Shew – a set that's equally great for his own work on trumpet and flugelhorn as it is for the Fender Rhodes of pianist Bill Mays, and tenor and flute of Gordon Brisker! The pair are a great combination here – and the set's got these easily flowing ... read more CD

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Martial SolalMartial Solal & His Orchestra 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Fantastic early work from Martial Solal – a player who's every bit as striking here in larger group recordings as he is in the trio and solo material that's dominated the later decades of his music! The groups are large, and filled with all-star musicians – yet the recording quality ... read more CD

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✨✧ Martial SolalSolo Piano – Unreleased 1966 Los Angeles Session Vol 1 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Never-heard work from the great Martial Solal – a hell of a pianist in a hell of a setting – beautifully-recorded performances done in California during the 60s – right at a time when Solal was really stretching out and forging the sort of sound that would make him a modern jazz ... read more CD

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Martial SolalSolo Piano – Unreleased 1966 Los Angeles Session Vol 2 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1966. New Copy ... About May 10, 2022 (delayed)
Never-heard work from the great Martial Solal – a hell of a pianist in a hell of a setting – beautifully-recorded performances done in California during the 60s – right at a time when Solal was really stretching out and forging the sort of sound that would make him a modern jazz ... read more CD

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Johnny Richards & Quincy Jones ... CD
Roost/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1953/1955. Used ... $11.99
Two gems by Sonny Stitt! The first set features Sonny blowing clean and soulfully, over larger arrangements by Johnny Richards – in a format that's quite different than any of his other records! The Richards touch is wonderful here – mellow and warm, with some Kentonite styles, but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Frank StrazzeriStrazzatonic (Taurus/Frames/After The Rain) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Three killer albums from pianist Frank Strazzeri – all brought together in a wonderful demonstration of his genius during the 70s! First up is Taurus, a record that's also known as View From Within – a date that has Frank playing Fender Rhodes with a wonderful sound – that open ... read more CD

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Rene ThomasRemembering Rene Thomas ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
A double-length collection of material from this legendary European guitarist – a player as important to the overseas scene in the 50s as Barney Kessel and Kenny Burrell were over here! Rene Thomas hails from Belgium, but recorded some of his most important work in Paris – and although ... read more CD

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Lucky Thompson feat Martial SolalComplete Parisian Small Group Sessions 1956 to 1959 (4CD set) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy 4CD ... $44.99 49.99
A really fantastic collection of work from tenor genius Lucky Thompson – even if you think you've already got some of his French recordings of the late 50s! This set is 4CDs – and features lots of obscure singles, EP, and album releases – lots of wonderful material for a variety ... read more CD

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✨✧ David WeissBreathing Room ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Weiss on trumpet – with Marcus Strickland on tenor, Craig Handy on alto, Xavier Davis on piano, Dwayne Burno on bass, and EJ Strickland on drums! CD

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Frank WessWess Point – The Commodore Recordings ... CD
Commodore/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. Used ... $11.99
The first sessions as a leader from reedman Frank Wess – recorded in New York for the Commodore label, and every bit as great as his later sides for Savoy or Prestige! The style here is often nicely up-close and personal – still with traces of Wess' Kansas City roots and his ties to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Rickey WoodardNight Mist ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1992. Used ... $12.99
A great early date from this hip tenorist – with Eric Reed on piano, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Peter Zak QuartetOne Mind ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 2018. Used ... $11.99
Peter Zak on piano, Seamus Blake on tenor saxophone, Marcos Varela on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums. CD

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VariousCool Jazz From Holland – The First Dutch Modern Jazz Recordings 1955 to 1957 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99 30.99
A massive amount of music from the Dutch jazz scene of the 50s – a surprising hotbed of modern jazz, and a European spot that rivaled some of the new creations that were also emerging in Sweden and France! There's a mix of modes going on there that moves between California cool and New York ... read more CD
 
 



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