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Monty AlexanderLove & Sunshine ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99 14.99
One of those wonderful Monty Alexander albums from the 70s – recorded for the MPS label, and with a very different vibe than some of his later albums in the US! There's a warmth, flow, and soul here that comes through instantly – a way of fitting the piano right in with the rhythms, so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Francy BolandOrchestra 1 – Blue Flame ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of three large group records that Francy Boland recorded after the breakup of the Clark/Boland Big Band, but one that has a feel that's very similar to the material by the classic CBBB. In fact, much of the personnel remains the same, and the group includes Benny Bailey, Tony Coe, Ronnie Scott, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing!)

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Francy BolandOrchestra 2 – Red Hot ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of three large group records that Francy Boland recorded after the breakup of the Clark/Boland Big Band, but one that has a feel that's very similar to the material by the classic CBBB. In fact, much of the personnel remains the same, and the group includes Benny Bailey, Tony Coe, Ronnie Scott, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Francy BolandOrchestra 3 – White Heat ... LP
MPS, 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of three large group records that Francy Boland recorded after the breakup of the Clark/Boland Big Band – and one that has a feel that's very similar to the material by the classic CBBB. In fact, much of the personnel remains the same, and the group includes Benny Bailey, Tony Coe, Ronnie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandComplete Live Recordings At Ronnie Scott's – Volcano/Rue Chaptal ... CD
MPS/Rearward (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A large group in a small club – the legendary Clarke Boland Big Band, playing at the home turf of one of their key members – tenorist Ronnie Scott! The set features a very legendary performance by the ensemble – a crack lineup that's easily one of the best ever sported by the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Wolfgang Dauner & Et CeteraKnirsch ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mad MPS material from Wolfgang Dauner – right up there with some of the wildest records on the label during the 70s! The album's easily one of Dauner's most striking sessions – a set that has him handling a whole host of electric keyboards, and working with a group that also includes ... read more CD

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✨✧ Wolfgang Dauner QuintetOimels ... CD
MPS/Long Hair (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A madly tripped out session from keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner – quite possibly one of THE most archetypal albums on MPS! The record's got a really mad groove that mixes together funky jazz, Indian music, and some of the weirder sounds floating around the European scene at the end of the 60s ... read more CD

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors (aka Tough Tenors Again N Again) ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1970. Used ... $9.99
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, ... read more CD
(West German pressing. Tray card has a crease.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors Again N Again (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $13.99 16.99
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, ... read more CD
(Includes original wrap-around obi!)

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Nathan Davis QuintetCarmell's Black Forest Waltz/B's Blues ... 7-inch
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1965. New Copy (pic cover)... $22.99 24.99
Two fantastic American players – both coming together here on a rare European session for the Saba/MPS label in Germany! "Carmell's Black Forest Waltz" features not just great saxophone from leader Nathan Davis, but also a strong trumpet solo from Carmell Jones – blowing over ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Really wonderful pressing – done from the original master tapes! Limited edition too.)

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✨✧ George DukeAura Will Prevail ... LP
MPS, 1975. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The aura here is spreading wide – as George Duke really grows his sound strongly from the early years, and takes hold of a whole host of cosmic influences! The record's one of Duke's biggest for MPS – a beautiful balance between jazzy fusion and spacey soul – served up with help ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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George DukeBest Of The MPS Years ... CD
MPS (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Incredible work from keyboardist George Duke – a killer collection of his earliest recordings for the MPS label – all of them great! Although Duke's probably best known for his smoother, more soul-based sides for Columbia, he got his biggest start on the MPS label in the early 70s ... read more CD
Also available Best Of The MPS Years ... LP 29.99

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George DukeBest Of The MPS Years ... LP
MPS (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
Incredible work from keyboardist George Duke – a killer collection of his earliest recordings for the MPS label – all of them great! Although Duke's probably best known for his smoother, more soul-based sides for Columbia, he got his biggest start on the MPS label in the early 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Best Of The MPS Years ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ George DukeInner Source (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set that features the best recordings ever done by George Duke for MPS! The set's a 2LP package that compiles the sessions Solus and The Inner Source – both of which feature Duke in his purest form, at the height of his spacey keyboard powers, in settings that are neither too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George DukeLiberated Fantasies ... LP
MPS, 1976. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Solid soul from the amazing George Duke – a record with a fair bit more focus than some of his previous efforts for MPS, but still done with a free and righteous vibe overall! The album's one of the last before Duke moved into smoother soul territory for his US albums of the late 70s – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with insert – KUX 6 P)

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German All Stars (Wolfgang Dauner, Albert Mangelsdorff, & Others)German All Stars Live At The Domicile ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $58.99
One of the best of the MPS 2LP live sets of the early 70s – featuring an all-star group that includes key German players of the time – like Wolfgang Dauner, Heinz Sauer, Albert Mangelsdorff, Manfred Schoof, Gunter Lenz, and Ack Van Rooyen! The sound of the record is fairly out – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – a nice copy!)

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Stephane Grappelli & The Diz Disley TrioViolinspiration ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Sweet sounds from Stephane Grappelli – working here in a very cool combo that features twin guitars from Ike Issacs and Diz Disley, plus bass from the great Isla Eckinger too! The guitars are acoustic and electric, but often used together in kind of a gypsy swing sort of mode – ... read more CD

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Jim HallIt's Nice To Be With You – Jim Hall In Berlin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1969. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
A wonderful album from guitarist Jim Hall – different than some of his other work, and with a slightly harder edge! The unique session has him playing in an MPS 60s mode – more straight-on than some of his more airy moments – with a sound and tone that still recalls his work with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jan HammerMaliny Maliny (aka Malma Maliny/Make Love) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1968. Used ... $11.99
A smoking early set from Jan Hammer – and completely different than any of his rockish fusion sides from later years! The sound here is straight soul jazz all the way through – hard-hitting trio material with Jan on both acoustic piano and Hammond organ – working in a trio with ... read more CD

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Lionel Hampton with Milt Buckner & The All StarsAlive & Jumping ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great revival moment for some older jazz giants – all players who really catch fire here in the MPS scene of the 70s! The record features the vibes of Lionel Hampton in the lead (and, if the cover is to be believed, also a bit of drums) – and also includes excellent work from Milt ... read more CD

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✨✧ Elvin JonesRemembrance ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Elvin Jones towers above his bandmates on the cover of this 70s classic – and really leads them onward to some great sounds within! The record has a bit more focus and soul than some of Jones' other albums of the period – still quite powerful and dynamic, but with a good adherence to ... read more CD

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Hans KollerNew York City ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1968/1979. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A very edgey big band session from German tenorist Hans Koller – originally recorded in 1968, but unissued until the end of the 70s – and even then, only briefly! The session's an unusual one for Koller, who normally works in small group format – and it features an extended suite ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label German pressing. Cover has some light wear around the edges, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz/Pony Poindexter/Phil Woods/Leo WrightAlto Summit (MPS) ... LP
MPS, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A well-conceived session that brings together 4 extremely different styles of altoists – the icy Lee Konitz, the freewheeling Phil Woods, the soulful Pony Poindexter, and the rhythmic Leo Wright – all backed by a hiply swinging modern rhythm section that includes Steve Kuhn on piano, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, some ring and edge wear, and small stained spots in front.)

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Albert MangelsdorffHamburger Idylle (aka A Jazz Tune I Hope) ... LP
MPS, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Pure brilliance from trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – a player who may well have done more for his instrument than any other musician we can think of! The sounds here are amazing – not just familiar jazz modes, but also lots of strange tones, open sounds, and more – yet always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(PA/USA pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Alphonse MouzonBy All Means ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A killer bit of soulful fusion – recorded by the legendary drummer Alponse Mouzon after his harder-jamming 70s years, in a mode that brings in some nice currents of jazz funk and soul! The group's an all-star lineup – Herbie Hancock on Fender Rhodes and piano, Freddie Hubbard on ... read more CD

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Joe PassIntercontinental ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the grooviest records we've ever heard from guitarist Joe Pass – a sweet European session for MPS, and one with a very different feel than some of his US recordings! The setting's a trio, with a feel that's more open than some of Joe's pop-jazz sets from the 60s – and the ... read more CD

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Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends (4CD set) ... CD
MPS/Verve, Early 70s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
Oscar Peterson on piano – playing solo, or in a trio with bassists Ray Brown or Sam Jones, and Bobby Durham, Ed Thigpen, or Louis Hayes on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonThree Originals – Motions & Emotions/Hello Herbie/Tristeza ... CD
MPS, 1969/1970. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Pure genius from Oscar Peterson – three wondeful MPS sessions stretching nicely beyond his more well known work for Verve – all in one nifty set! CD
(Out of print. Includes the slipcover and large booklet – all in great shape!)

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Oscar PetersonTracks ... CD
MPS/Verve, 1969. Used ... $4.99
A solo sparkler from Oscar Peterson – recorded in a flurry of excellent late 60s recordings for MPS, and done in a warmly rhythmic mode that puts Peterson's solo work right up there in the ranks of Tatum and Garner! The production on the album is immaculate – done with a depth that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonTracks ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1969. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A solo sparkler from Oscar Peterson – recorded in a flurry of excellent late 60s recordings for MPS, and done in a warmly rhythmic mode that puts Peterson's solo work right up there in the ranks of Tatum and Garner! The production on the album is immaculate – done with a depth that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve US pressing from the 80s. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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Oscar Peterson with Singers UnlimitedIn Tune ... LP
MPS, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing in the textured cover, with light wear, a center split in the spine and a lightly bent corner.)

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Dave Pike SetNoisy Silence – Gentle Noise (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
Funky vibes, electric sitar, and a madly tripped-out album – one of the best of the MPS psychedelic jazz sessions from the end of the 60s! Back in the US, Dave Pike was always a pretty straight vibist – but he's working here with his European combo that included the legendary Volker ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave Pike SetRiff For Rent (Live At The Philharmonie/Four Reasons) ... LP
MPS/BASF, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky electric magic from the mighty Dave Pike Set – the ultra-cool combo the American vibist worked with while recording for German label MPS! First up is Live At The Philharmonie – a legendary MPS session from vibist Dave Pike – a set that mixes his funkier styles with some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, unglued seams with some tape remnants, ring and edge wear, and bent corners.)

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Jean Luc PontySunday Walk ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A really beautiful early album from the legendary Jean-Luc Ponty – a set that's maybe more straight jazz than some of his later work, and which also represents a pivotal shift in the use of the violin in jazz! Ponty's phrasing here is very different than previous players who handled the ... read more CD
Also available Sunday Walk (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Jean Luc PontySunday Walk (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
A really beautiful early album from the legendary Jean-Luc Ponty – a set that's maybe more straight jazz than some of his later work, and which also represents a pivotal shift in the use of the violin in jazz! Ponty's phrasing here is very different than previous players who handled the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – remastered from the original tapes!)
Also available Sunday Walk ... CD 14.99

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Jean Luc Ponty & Wolfgang DaunerLive At The Bern Jazz Festival 2011 ... CD
MPS (Germany), 2011. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Two older greats from the MPS label scene of the 70s – coming together here in a later set that shows a wonderful maturation of their talents! Both Jean-Luc Ponty and Wolfgang Dauner had an early talent to stun the ears with great use of electronics – but both musicians are all-acoustic ... read more CD
Also available Live At The Bern Jazz Festival 2011 ... LP 28.99

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Jean Luc Ponty & Wolfgang DaunerLive At The Bern Jazz Festival 2011 ... LP
MPS (Germany), 2011. New Copy ... $28.99
Two older greats from the MPS label scene of the 70s – coming together here in a later set that shows a wonderful maturation of their talents! Both Jean-Luc Ponty and Wolfgang Dauner had an early talent to stun the ears with great use of electronics – but both musicians are all-acoustic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At The Bern Jazz Festival 2011 ... CD 14.99

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Sun RaIt's After The End Of The World ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the key non-Saturn Sun Ra albums of the 70s – and like his records for Blue Thumb and Impulse, a set that really helped awaken the world to his talents! This album may well be one of the most bracing of the bunch – as it features live material recorded by Ra and the Arkestra at ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sun RaIt's After The End Of The World ... LP
MPS/BASF, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the key non-Saturn Sun Ra albums of the 70s – and like his records for Blue Thumb and Impulse, a set that really helped awaken the world to his talents! This album may well be one of the most bracing of the bunch – as it features live material recorded by Ra and the Arkestra at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and some writing in pen on the back.)
Also available It's After The End Of The World ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ George Russell with Don CherryAt Beethoven Hall ... LP
Saba/MPS (Germany), 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A classic live set that has Don Cherry joining George Russell's group that included Ray Pitts on tenor, Bertil Loevgren on trumpet, and Brian Trentham on trombone. The record is one of Russell's strongest, and manages to escape from some of the overly academic scoring that his albums are sometimes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Saba pressing! Cover has some light wear, and two light marks from old stickers – but is very nice overall.)

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✨✧ Singers UnlimitedChristmas ... LP
MPS/Verve, 1972. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A groovy batch of Christmas carols from the Singers Unlimited, harmonizing in their trademark mellow, jazzy style over some nice arrangements by group member Gene Puerling! The feel is very sweet – fantastically harmonic, and set to impeccable MPS production – and most of the tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s PAUSA pressing. Cover has light wear and some yellowing from age.)

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Singers UnlimitedSentimental Journey ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A surprisingly wonderful album by the Singers Unlimited – and one of their best for MPS! The album features mostly older evergreens, arranged in a lush style by Robert Farnon – and both of those elements would normally be enough to turn us off – but somehow Gene Puerling and crew ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a small sticker in back.)

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SupersaxChasin The Bird ... LP
MPS, 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Bop modes, updated strongly for the 70s – and played by a hip group of older players who really know how to cook! Supersax is led by Med Flory on alto, who also did the arrangements – and works here with great reed help from Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor, Joe Lopes on alto, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Cecil TaylorFly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
That's five flies in the title – each of them warranted, given the incredible energy of Cecil Taylor on the keys of the piano! This obscure solo set is a gem all the way through – an unusual session recorded for MPS – with Taylor playing beautiful tones on a Bosendorfer Grand ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a few tiny drip stains.)

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Alexander Von SchlippenbachGlobe Unity ... CD
MPS/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.99
The earliest album ever to be issued under the Globe Unity label – a very early project headed up by the mighty pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach – and a record that's noteworthy for the first album to feature the work of Peter Brotzmann and Peter Kowald! Right from the start, the ... read more CD
Also available Globe Unity ... LP 20.99

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Alexander Von SchlippenbachGlobe Unity ... LP
MPS/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
The earliest album ever to be issued under the Globe Unity label – a very early project headed up by the mighty pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach – and a record that's noteworthy for the first album to feature the work of Peter Brotzmann and Peter Kowald! Right from the start, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Globe Unity ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare meeting of these two American giants of the tenor sax – brought together at the end of the 60s in Europe, both recording late in their careers, but with a laidback and open approach that's really wonderful! The format here is quite loose – a bit like some of the late hours, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben Webster & Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas (US pressing) ... LP
MPS, 1969. Sealed ... $6.99 16.99
Late work by Webster and Byas – playing here with backing by a European rhythm section that includes Tete Montoliu on piano and Peter Trunk on bass, plus American Albert Heath on drums. The tracks are mostly long and open – with the main focus on letting the two tenor giants solo as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing – still sealed, but shrinkwrap is open a bit on the spine.)

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VariousGilles Peterson – Magic Peterson Sunshine ... LP
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 26.99
The magic sunshine here is all from the legendary catalog of MPS Records – unusually groovy jazz tracks from the 60s and 70s, all hand-picked by the equally legendary DJ Gilles Peterson! Peterson first turned many ears onto MPS back a few decades ago – with his excellent Talkin Jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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