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✨✧ Monty AlexanderLove & Sunshine ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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

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Monty AlexanderWe've Only Just Begun ... LP
MPS, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Mellow warmth from the great Monty Alexander – one of his best for MPS, and a trio set cut with Senator Eugene Wright on bass and Bobby Durham on drums! The roundness of Wright's bass makes the best cuts on the album even better – as he rolls around with a subtle sense of soul that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge & surface wear.)

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✨✧ Francy BolandOrchestra 1 – Blue Flame ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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 2 – Red Hot ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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- ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Francy BolandOut Of The Background ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wow! We've always gone on record as liking pianist Francy Boland as part of his big band with drummer Kenny Clarke, but here on this classic Saba/MPS session, the pair wail together in a smaller quartet format – with great help from Jimmy Woode on bass, and Fats Sadi on bongos. The record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(German Crystal Jazz/MPS pressing from the late 70s.)

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✨✧ Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, etcGittin' To Know Y'all (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1969. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A legendary session of avant garde jazz – recorded by MPS at the Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting in 1969! The centerpiece of the record is the performance by the Baden-Baden Free Jazz Orchestra – which is led by Lester Bowie, and features Albert Mangelsdorff, Eje Thelin, Kenny Wheeler, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Don CherryEternal Rhythm ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Don Cherry's most hypnotic albums ever – a full album-length performance that features one of his first experiments with mixing jazz and global elements! The set was captured at the 1968 Berlin Jazz Festival – and mixes Cherry's amazing work on cornet, flute, and a myriad of ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Eugen CiceroBalkan Rhapsody ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Some of the grooviest classical piano work you'll ever hope to hear, thanks to the keyboard talents of the amazing Eugen Cicero – heard here on a rare LP of material recorded for the MPS label! Back in the 60s, a number of European artists were experimenting with a blend of classics and jazz ... 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
Also available Complete Live Recordings At Ronnie Scott's – Volcano/Rue Chaptal ... CD 14.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandComplete Live Recordings At Ronnie Scott's – Volcano/Rue Chaptal ... CD
MPS/Rearward (Italy), 1969. Used ... $14.99
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wolfgang DaunerFree Action (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
As free as the title implies – and a very compelling set of modernist jazz from enigmatic German pianist Wolfgang Dauner! The session's a full-on European improv one – and it features work by Gerd Dudek on tenor and clarinet, Eberhard Weber on cello, Jurgen Karg on bass, Mani Neumeier ... read more CD
(Amazing LP sleeve edition – with full notes in English & German and new mastering.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors Again N Again (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $11.99 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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✨✧ Dee Dee, Barry, & The MovementsSoul Hour ... CD
MPS/Sonorama (Germany), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest records ever cut for the mighty MPS label – and a unique session that definitely lives up to the "soul time" promised in the title! The set features a unique combination of American soul vocals and European funky jazz – a hybrid formed in late 60s Germany ... read more CD

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✨✧ George DukeAura Will Prevail ... LP
MPS, 1975. Very Good ... 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

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✨✧ George DukeBest Of The MPS Years ... CD
MPS (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ George DukeFaces In Reflection ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer keyboards from the legendary George Duke – and one of his most righteous albums for the MPS label! The album's a spectacular set that showcases both sides of Duke's genius at the time – his spacey, soulful approach to a laidback tune – and his more jamming styles on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram German reissue from 2018. Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ George DukeFeel ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet keyboards and lots of funky grooves – one of the best of George Duke's seminal albums for MPS – and a record that captures him at a key middle point in his growth! The sound here is tighter than the trippier records of before, but also never too smooth or commercial – still ... read more CD

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✨✧ George DukeFeel ... LP
MPS/BASF, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sweet keyboards and lots of funky grooves – one of the best of George Duke's seminal albums for MPS – and a record that captures him at a key middle point in his growth! The sound here is tighter than the trippier records of before, but also never too smooth or commercial – still ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ George DukeInner Source (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily 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- ... $19.99 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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✨✧ Don EllisSoaring ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A well-titled album from trumpeter Don Ellis – as the set soars to the skies from the very first note! The album's got a dynamic energy that almost beats Don's American work of the time – lots of funky rhythms, and a cool MPS groove that shows the label's strong 70s legacy of larger ... read more CD

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✨✧ Don EllisSoaring ... LP
MPS, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A well-titled album from trumpeter Don Ellis – as the set soars to the skies from the very first note! The album's got a dynamic energy that almost beats Don's American work of the time – lots of funky rhythms, and a cool MPS groove that shows the label's strong 70s legacy of larger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and a bent cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansSymbiosis ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff – and one of our favorite lost sessions from the 70s! The album's a completely unique work by pianist Bill Evans album – one that features him playing both electric and acoustic piano over stunning arrangements by Claus Ogerman! The sound is indescribably beautiful, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on MPS. Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonTrumpet Rhapsody ... LP
MPS, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The hard wailing trumpet of Maynard Ferguson gets a perfect showcase on this obscure MPS session from the 60s – a record that offers up a nice bridge between his earlier albums on Roulette, and his more famous funk sides for Columbia! The sound here is mostly acoustic, but definitely hard-gro ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Dexter Gordon & Slide HamptonDay In Copenhagen (MPS) ... LP
MPS, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous European meeting of tenorist Dexter Gordon and trombonist Slide Hampton – brought together in this impeccable sextet session for MPS – a real standout in the label's straight jazz catalog over the years! By the time of the set, Gordon had been working heavily in Europe, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US gatefold pressing. One inside seam of the gatefold is unglued, and cover has some very light wear – but vinyl is great.)

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✨✧ Dexter Gordon & Slide HamptonDay In Copenhagen (Prestige) ... LP
MPS/Prestige, 1970. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous European meeting of tenorist Dexter Gordon and trombonist Slide Hampton – brought together in this impeccable sextet session for MPS – a real standout in the label's straight jazz catalog over the years! By the time of the set, Gordon had been working heavily in Europe, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue circle logo label stereo pressing with DBH etch. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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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 ... LP
MPS, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Jan HammerMaliny Maliny (aka Malma Maliny/Make Love) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Billy HarperTrying To Make Heaven My Home ... CD
MPS/Billy Harper Fan Club, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredibly spiritual work from tenorist Billy Harper – a record that really lives up to its title, given the heavens-searching vibe in the music! The album's a rare date that Billy cut for the MPS label at the end of the 70s, and it rivals the genius of his Japanese sessions from the same ... read more CD
(Out of print, CDr release – produced by the Billy Harper Fan Club.)

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✨✧ Joe HendersonMirror Mirror ... LP
MPS, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great lost session from tenorist Joe Henderson – recorded in 1980 for MPS Records, in a mellower, more easy-going style than some of his electric sides of the 70s! Joe's blowing in a really fluid style – almost like Stan Getz at times, but with a darker, edgier approach – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on PA USA. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Carmell Jones with Nathan DavisCarmell Jones In Europe 1965-66 ... LP
MPS/Prestige, 1969. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums from this legendary trumpeter – the US issue of some very rare tracks that were recorded for MPS in Germany under the leadership of either Carmell Jones or Nathan Davis! One group on the record features Davis on tenor with Jones on trumpet – with a killer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elvin JonesRemembrance ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Hank JonesHave You Met This Jones? ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Hank Jones at the height of his powers – working in an unusual trio with the great Isla Eckinger on bass – a well-rounded, soulfully-toned player who really helps make some magic on the set! Hank's talents are well-known, and very much in their best form here – but the slightly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hans KollerNew York City ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1968/1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Hans Koller Free SoundPhoenix ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning set of out jazz by this excellent German reed player! Overall, the album's fairly free, but not as free as the title might imply. It's more like some of the classic New York avant 60's sessions that were released on ESP and other labels, with a strong horn player in the lead, and good ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz/Pony Poindexter/Phil Woods/Leo WrightAlto Summit (MPS) ... CD
MPS, 1969. Used ... 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 CD

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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

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✨✧ Albert MangelsdorffHamburger Idylle (aka A Jazz Tune I Hope) ... LP
MPS, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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

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Albert Mangelsdorff/Ake Persson/Slide Hampton/Jiggs WhigamTrombone Workshop ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ... $38.99
A great session that's waaaay more than the usual "lots of trombone and lots of noise" sessions these multi-trombone albums tend to be. Instead, this one's a meeting of 4 completely distinct talents on the instrument, and it's a brilliant attempt to reconcile their differences, and allow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice German red label pressing!)

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Charlie MarianoHelen 12 Trees ... LP
MPS, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the headiest albums ever from reedman Charlie Mariano – a far cry from the icy modernism of his work in the 50s! The set's recorded in a full-on MPS electric mode – plenty of fusion touches in the mix, thanks to a lineup that includes Zbigniew Seifert on electric violin, Jan ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Alphonse MouzonBy All Means ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Anita O' DayAnita O' Day In Berlin ... LP
MPS, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A really great later album from Anita – one recorded live in Berlin, with some backing by the George Arvanitas trio – at the time when they had the kick-ass rhythm section of Jacky Samson on bass and Charles Saudrais on drums. Anita's in a much more swinging groove than usual – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s Japanese Columbia pressing – YS-2614-MP – with insert.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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

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Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends Vol 3 – The Way I Really Play (SACD pressing) ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1968. Used ... $29.99
A well-titled set – in that it's got Oscar's piano in a fairly loose, soulfully relaxed setting with Sam Jones on bass and Bob Durham on drums. The album was recorded by MPS wizard Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in his own home – and it's an excellent example of the label's scene at its ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2003 hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular CD players too!)

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Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends Vol 4 – My Favorite Instrument ... CD
MPS, 1968. Used ... $2.99
The fourth in the MPS reissue series of long unreleased late 60s recordings from the home of producer/engineer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer finds Oscar Peterson in a glorious solo piano mode! All of the recordings in the series were from very relaxed, loose sessions that were some of Peterson's ... read more CD

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Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends Vol 5 – Mellow Mood (SACD pressing) ... CD
MPS/Verve, 1968. Used ... $34.99
Killer work from Oscar Peterson – one of his seminal late 60s sides for the MPS label – recorded in a loose, open-ended style that even tops the greatness of his previous work for Verve! The production is wonderful – a very relaxed setting created by MPS producer Hans Georg ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2003 hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular CD players too!)

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Oscar PetersonGreat Oscar Peterson On Prestige! (aka Exclusively For My Friends Vol 3 – Way I Really Play) ... LP
Prestige/MPS, 1968. Very Good+ ... $4.99 6.99
A well-titled set – in that it's got Oscar's piano in a fairly loose, soulfully relaxed setting with Sam Jones on bass and Bob Durham on drums. The album was recorded by MPS wizard Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in his own home – and it's an excellent example of the label's scene at its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue circle logo label stereo pressing. Cover has two small cutout holes, some edge wear, aging, and a name in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonHello Herbie – The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis ... LP
MPS, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Herb Ellis is reunited with the Oscar Peterson trio – in a sweet set of mellow grooving tunes that stretches nicely beyond their earlier work for Verve! Rhythm is by the team of Sam Jones and Bobby Durham, and the tracks are mostly standards, played with a light and magical touch and that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. The inner gatefold has some scotch tape remnants around the edges, but the cover looks great.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonIn A Mellow Mood (Exclusively For My Friends Vol 5 – Mellow Mood/Vol 3 – Way I Really Play) ... LP
MPS, 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pair of Oscar Peterson sessions for MPS – volumes 3 and 5 of the For My Friends series! First up is volume 5, Mellow Mood. The great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson shined so brightly in the late 60s era, found such a loose, beautiful outlet for his more relaxed, but still quite driving late ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonMotions & Emotions ... LP
MPS, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure genius from Oscar Peterson – one of his finest moments ever! The record is very different than most of Oscar's over-recorded trio format ones – and features Claus Ogerman crafting some impeccable backings of lofty strings and compressed horns, creating a pillow of air that takes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese Teichiku pressing – ULS-1706-P – with Jazztime Now obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonThree Originals – Motions & Emotions/Hello Herbie/Tristeza ... CD
MPS, 1969/1970. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonTracks ... CD
MPS/Universal, 1969. Used ... Temporarily 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 CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonTracks ... CD
MPS/Verve, 1969. Used ... 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 CD

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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

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson with Singers UnlimitedIn Tune ... LP
MPS, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Dave Pike SetNoisy Silence – Gentle Noise (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... 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

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✨✧ Dave Pike Set & Grupo BaiafroSalomao ... LP
MPS, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the most unusual records ever made by vibist Dave Pike – a unique hybrid of Brazilian rhythms and jazz fusion – all carried off with sounds that are incredibly earthy overall! The record's quite different than any of Pike's previous projects for the MPS label – still done ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in a gatefold cover. Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Jean Luc PontySunday Walk ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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!)

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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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✨✧ Baden PowellCanto On Guitar ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Baden Powell – and one of the greatest meetings of his Brazilian guitar with the European production styles of the late 60s! The sound is incredible – with backing is by a small group that includes bass, drums, and Brazilian percussion – all used sparely and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Argentinian pressing in a gatefold cover. Cover has bumped corners and small seam splits.)

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Baden PowellThree Originals – Tristeza On Guitar/Poema On Guitar/Apaixonado ... CD
MPS/Motor (Germany), 1968/1975/1993. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Excellent 2 CD set that brings together 3 of Baden Powell's excellent albums for MPS – Tristeza On Guitar, Poema On Guitar, and Apaixonado. All 3 records feature Baden in an intimate setting with a small group, which lets his beautiful voice and guitar playing come to the forefront amidst ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Baden PowellTristeza On Guitar (US pressing) ... LP
MPS, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
Sadness on guitar – a perfect title for Baden Powell's work on his chosen instrument, especially the way he could bring a simple but emotive style to his music! Powell's work on guitar here is often quite spare, but beautifully handled – set up with rhythms by a small combo that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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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 ... 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 aging, some edge wear, and is lightly bent at the front panel.)
Also available It's After The End Of The World ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Dieter ReithHappy Afternoon ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
An essential bit of piano jazz from MPS – and one of the rarest sides on their Saba label from the 60s! German keyboardist Dieter Reith plays with a cracklin' trio that includes Peter Witte on bass, and powerhouse Charly Antolini on drums. The tracks are a mix of originals and jazz ... read more CD

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George Russell with Don CherryAt Beethoven Hall ... LP
Saba/MPS (Germany), 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
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, but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppLife At The Donaueschingen Music Festival ... LP
MPS, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Some of Archie Shepp's most freewheeling material of the 60s – a long, extended, single-song album recorded at the Donaueschingen festival a few years before his classic work for BYG/Actuel – and very much in the same bold spirit as his recordings for that label! The single tune – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – ULS 1636. Back cover has some very light wear – front is nice.)

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✨✧ Singers UnlimitedA Capella 2 ... LP
MPS, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Some of the best-remembered work of this legendary vocal group – a sublime session of unaccompanied vocals, done with no other instrumentation alongside the warm harmonies of the quartet! The sound here is really amazing – simple, elegant, but filled with undeniable magic – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Singers UnlimitedChristmas ... LP
MPS/Verve, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Singers UnlimitedFeeling Free ... LP
MPS, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Possibly the grooviest of many groovy albums that the Singers Unlimited cut for MPS – largely because of some great arrangements by Pat Williams! Pat gives the group a nice little zip – with some large jazzy arrangements that aren't too goofy, and which work well with their perfect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Singers UnlimitedFour Of Us ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Incredibly sweet vocal work from the Singers Unlimited – impeccably arranged by harmony stalwart Gene Puerling, and recorded with sublime perfection by the MPS crew! Backings are by Les Hooper, and titles include "We've Only Just Begun", "Look Around", "Snowfall" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Singers UnlimitedSentimental Journey ... LP
MPS, 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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- ... Out Of Stock
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

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SupersaxDynamite!! ... LP
MPS, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99 2.99
A looser, more free-swinging album than usual for Supersax – one that still has the group working with some key contributions from west coast jazz luminaries, but in a vibe that's almost more small combo than larger ensemble! The tracks here include a fair bit of Bud Powell and Charlie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s US pressing.)

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Buddy TateUnbroken ... LP
MPS, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
A great example of the strength of the MPS label in the trad jazz side of the spectrum – a well-done session that features Tate's tenor in a small "celebrity club" group that includes Wilbur Bascomb on trumpet, Ben Richardson on clarinet and alto, Nat Pierce on piano, and Eddie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US MPS pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, some ring and edge wear, unglued seams, and large names in pen inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorSleeping Bee ... LP
MPS, 1969. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Great sounds from Billy Taylor – a player who was definitely big in the mainstream at the time of this late 60s date, but who really finds a way to return strongly to his roots! Taylor's playing here with that nicely punctuated style that made him one of the biggest groovers in the early 50s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s US pressing on PAUSA, still sealed with a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorFly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Cecil TaylorFly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS/Promising (Germany), 1980. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 CD
(Still sealed!)

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Telemann/Bach (CPE)/Bach (JS)Virtuose Triosonaten Des Barock – Quartet In A Major/Trio Sonata In D Minor/Trio Sonata In C Minor "Musical Offering" – L'Estro Armonico Amsterdam ... LP
MPS (Germany), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear, unglued seams, a small sticker, and an index label at the spine.)

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✨✧ Alexander Von SchlippenbachGlobe Unity ... CD
MPS/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Alexander Von SchlippenbachGlobe Unity ... LP
MPS/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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

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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

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Don ByasBen Webster Meets Don Byas (US pressing) ... LP
MPS, 1969. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Various50 Years MPS ... CD
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nicely-priced introduction to the very cool MPS record label – easily one of the hippest jazz imprints going in the 60s and 70s – and one of the few that was able to reach around the planet, and unite styles from all over the globe! This set brings together key cuts that made MPS so ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousGilles Peterson – Magic Peterson Sunshine ... LP
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousGilles Peterson – Magic Peterson Sunshine ... LP
MPS (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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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