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Abdullah/Brown/Bang/Sirone/Hopkins/CyrilleGroup – Live ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1986. New Copy ... $14.99
Vintage work from this overlooked group from the New York scene of the 80s – an all-star lineup that features Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto sax, Billy Bang on violin, Sirone and Fred Hopkins on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums! The tracks are long, and there's a loose, ... read more CD

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... CD
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... read more CD
Also available Angel Fell ... LP 26.99

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans ... CD
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... read more CD

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George AdamsAmerica ... CD
Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
A surprising project from tenorist George Adams – one that seems to take its cover and title quite seriously – yet also find a way to have some real fun with the concept too! The album's definitely an Americanist one – as the tunes are all older standards from our nation's ... read more CD
(A "Somethin'else Since 1988" series SHM-CD pressing!)

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George AdamsNightingale (with bonus track) ... CD
Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
Beautiful work from reedman George Adams – a set that has him blowing some great tenor, plus a bit of flute and soprano sax too – on a set of laidback tracks served up with a great quartet! George's horn is definitely the star attraction here – but the combo's got just the right ... read more CD
(A "Somethin'else Since 1988" series SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Enroute ... CD
Mercury (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball's Sharpshooters ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
A set that's right on target, right from the start – and one that has the young Cannonball Adderley really coming into his groove! The set's a lot more soul jazz-oriented than some of Cannon's records from a few years before – played by a rock-solid group that includes brother Nat ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleySophisticated Swing ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
Forget the "sophisticated" – and concentrate on the "swing"! This early killer from Cannonball Adderley swings all the way – and it features a young Cannon blowing hard with a tight little combo that's kind of a precursor of his hit recordings on Riverside a few ... read more CD

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Antonio AdolfoHybrido – From Rio To Wayne Shorter ... CD
Rob (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautiful jazz album from Brazilian arranger Antonio Adolfo – and a tribute to saxophone great Wayne Shorter, but done with a very personal feel! Adolfo's an artist with work that stretches back to the 60s – when he often worked with groovy larger arrangements – but in recent ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Airto/DeodatoFingers/Airto & Deodato In Concert ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
CTI Records meets that Brazilian fusion sound of the 70s – served up here on two classic albums! Fingers is one of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Tohru AizawaTachibana ... CD
Tachibana/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A real mindblower from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a perfect illustration of why that world of records was so incredible during the decade! The music here is spiritual, but also somewhat free – served up by musicians who'd clearly been inspired by John Coltrane and the Impulse ... read more CD
Also available Tachibana (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 29.99

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Tohru AizawaTachibana (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tachibana/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
A real mindblower from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a perfect illustration of why that world of records was so incredible during the decade! The music here is spiritual, but also somewhat free – served up by musicians who'd clearly been inspired by John Coltrane and the Impulse ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)
Also available Tachibana ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Ambrose AkinmusireOrigami Harvest ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe the first album by Ambrose Akinmusire to carry a parental advisory warning on the front – and for good reason, too – as there's a powerful message here that really goes beyond the style of his previous albums! The set's clearly a product of the Trump moment – with rhymes by ... read more CD

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✨✧ Toshiko AkioshiToshiko Akiyoshi Meets Her Old Pals ... CD
King (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
Toshiko Akioshi makes a trip back to the Japanese jazz scene in the early 60s – for this great little session that has her meeting up with "old pals" from previous years – including Sadao Watanabe on alto sax, Akira Miyazawa on tenor, and Hideo Shiraki on drums! The reunion ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Jan AkkermanTalent For Sale ... CD
Imperial/Esoteric (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Rare early solo material from Dutch jazz rock guitar eclecticist/genius Jan Akkerman – a late 60s album released in the Netherlands on Imperial after Akkerman's time in The Hunters and before his work with Brainbox and Focus! It's an early indication of his far reaching tastes and talent ... read more CD

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Harold AlexanderAre You Ready? ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Reedman Harold Alexander cut very few albums as a leader – and this is one of the best! You're likely to hear Alexander's work in the background on other sessions, but at the time of this record he was also a visionary leader – perfect for the open, freewheeling vibe allowed by the ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Harold AlexanderSunshine Man ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A wicked bit of funky jazz from reedman Harold Alexander – and a set that's much sharper and harder-edged than some of his later work! There's maybe a bit of freedom in the mix, here too – some post-Coltrane spiritualism that mixes with some of the more funk-based currents – ... read more CD

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Geri Allen/Charlie Haden/Paul MotianSegments ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Beautiful trio work from Geri Allen – recording here with a great group that features Paul Motian on drums and some especially great work from Charlie Haden on bass! Haden's bass really figures into the sound of most of the songs strongly – almost leading more than Allen's piano, with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tony AllenSource ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Laurindo AlmeidaLaurindo Almeida Quartet ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $16.99
A landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. ... read more CD

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Ron AnthonyOh! Calcutta ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $7.99
A sweet mix of jazz, funk, and some tighter instrumental modes – a set that takes all the best energy of the Flying Dutchman label, and packs it into shorter tracks that have a very groovy feel! At some level, the album's a bit like the work that Tom Scott was doing for the label at the time ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Jon Appleton & Don CherryHuman Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic record – and a really mindblowing mix of spiritual jazz and electronics! The set is an amazing collaboration between trumpeter Don Cherry and pioneering electronic musician Jon Appleton – one of those rare meetings of the minds that goes far deeper than you'd expect! On ... (Out Sound, Jazz) read more CD

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Neil ArdleyKaleidoscope Of Rainbows ... CD
Gull/Dusk Fire (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99
A sweet set from British jazz rock genius Neil Ardley – one that has him working off the vibe explored on the Greek Variations album, but hitting a sound that's a fair bit funkier overall! As with other efforts, Ardley draws here on some really top-shelf talents for his ideas – ... read more CD

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Neil ArdleySymphony Of Amaranths (with bonus track) ... CD
EMI/Dusk Fire (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the most creative albums ever from UK composer Neil Ardley – and that's saying a lot, given the complexity of his other work! The set's got a wonderful blend of jazz arrangements and some freer passages – scored by Ardley with some of his most sensitive, most beautiful music ... read more CD

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Neil Ardley's New Jazz OrchestraOn The Radio – BBC Sessions 1971 ... CD
Dusk Fire/BBC (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
Fantastic live recordings from the legendary New Jazz Orchestra of Neil Ardley – a key force that united the worlds of British avant jazz and rock at the start of the 70s – but with a style that leaned a lot more towards the world of the former overall! Many of these players are ... read more CD

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Louis ArmstrongI Will Wait For You ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
A completely charming vocal session from Louis Armstrong – done in the later pop years of his life, but a record that's not nearly as well known as his bigger hits for Kapp! Louis works with arrangements from Dick Jacobs – the Brunswick arranger who first provided the early charts for ... read more CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoChi-Congo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Paula/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
A lost chapter in the career of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – an obscure early 70s album, issued by the mostly-blues Paula Records label in Louisiana, and one of the hardest to find albums in their catalog! The album features 3 long tracks – "Chi-Congo", "Enlorfe", ... read more CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoLes Stances A Sophie ... CD
Nessa/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Probably the greatest album ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – and also one of their rarest! The album was cut for Pathe Marconi in Paris in 1970, and was the soundtrack to a film that was as obscure as the album. The group's never been finer – and plays with a creative tightness ... read more CD
Also available Les Stances A Sophie ... LP 26.99

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Art Ensemble Of Chicago/Lester Bowie/Roscoe MitcheArt Ensemble Of Chicago & Associated Ensembles (21CD set) ... CD
ECM (Germany), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 21CD ... $98.99 109.99
A huge chapter of work from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – one that not only includes their own albums for the ECM label, but also related solo and side projects too! The set begins with four Art Ensemble albums – Nice Guys, Full Force, Urban Bushman, and The Third Decade – all of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the Diggin Universal Music – supervised by DJ Muro.)

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Edwin Astley/Tony CrombieInternational Detective/Man From Interpol ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A pair of cool British TV soundtracks – both of which feature an action jazz style to rival the best early work of Henry Mancini for the television screen! First up is lost spy soundtrack work from the British composer Edwin Astley – best known for his work on The Saint and Danger Man, ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD

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AtomicSix Easy Pieces ... CD
Odin (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Fantastic work from this avant jazz supergroup – their first album away from the Jazzland label, and a set that maybe seems to show a whole new direction for the quintet! Some of the music here has a stronger set of arrangement at the core – balanced between the completely incredible ... read more CD

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Brian AugerFull Circle – Live At Bogie's ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Brian Auger doesn't come full circle with his early work – and instead, he moves far forward – really soaring here in a tight trio setting, with even more jazz in the mix than on his classic recordings! The set's a great reminder that – despite all the keyboards, funk, and soul ... read more CD
Also available Full Circle – Live At Bogie's ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ David AxelrodEarth Rot – A Musical Comment On The State Of The Environment (with bonus instrumentals album) ... CD
Capitol/Now Again, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 15.98
One of the most righteous, message-oriented albums ever from David Axelrod – and the third in his legendary trilogy of instrumental sets for Capitol Records! Earth Rot moves even past the modes of Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience – to offer up a chilling message on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Albert AylerCopenhagen Live 1964 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
The first-ever proper issue of this amazing live material from 1964 – work that was recorded at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, right around the same time that Albert Ayler recorded his album for Debut Records – and a set that has his quartet in even more firey formation overall! ... read more CD

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Choi Sun Bae/Junji Hirose/Motoharu Yoshizawa/Kim DArirang Fantasy ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic set of improvised material from the Japanese scene of the mid 90s – a performance that features visiting trumpeter Choi Sun Bae working with Junji Hirose on tenor and soprano, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric five string bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion! These three players may ... read more CD
Also available Arirang Fantasy ... LP 22.99

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Gato BarbieriBolivia ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
Soaring, searing sounds from the young Gato Barbieri – one of his classic albums for the Flying Dutchman label, and very much in the vein of his first few for Impulse Records! The Latin element isn't as strongly stated in the music as you might guess from the title, but the inspiration is ... read more CD

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Gato BarbieriEl Gato ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
A great summation of the Gato Barbieri recordings for the Flying Dutchman label – and a set that includes a key new composition too! Some of the record features older Barbieri tracks for Flying Dutchman, but the highlight here is the extended 13-minute suite, "El Gato" – a ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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Gato BarbieriUnder Fire ... CD
RCA/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
An excellent set from the great Gato Barbieri – one of the gems from his earlier years on record, and an album that's very much in the best spirit of his sides for Impulse in the early 70s! There' definitely some Latin currents in the rhythm – not as strongly stated as on his Latin ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)
Also available Under Fire ... LP 5.99

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Kenny BarronConcentric Circles ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the things we really love about a Kenny Barron album with horns – and there's a lot of them – is that when Kenny works with horn players, he always lets their voices ring out as strongly as his in the lead – and maybe even more strongly overall! That's definitely the case ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kenny BarronInnocence ... CD
Wolf/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet electric keys from Kenny Barron – one of those few excellent 70s albums that have the pianist hitting some Fender Rhodes! The record has Kenny playing electric on most of the set – in a mode that's as open, and spiritual as his best work for the Muse label – maybe even ... read more CD

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Kenny BarronLive At Fat Tuesdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Soulful genius from Kenny Barron – an excellent quintet outing from the late 80s, and one that really benefits from the presence of horns added to the trio! Kenny's work on piano is always great – and his sense of scope, soul, and timing are presented perfectly here – but what we ... read more CD

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Fratello Joseph BassiCiao Amore (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
A trio record without any drums – which allows for really great interplay between the bass of Fratello Joseph Bassi, the piano of Domenico Sanna, and tenor of Max Ionata! We're used to hearing Ionata in a more snapping sort of session, but he's maybe even more compelling here – carving ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jon BatisteHollywood Africans ... CD
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Think what you want about Jon Batiste on TV – the man's out to show you here that he's one hell of a pianist – and a jazz musician with a lot more depth than just his mainstream appearances! The set is mostly solo, and surprisingly beautiful – as Batiste is able to both serve up ... read more CD
Also available Hollywood Africans ... LP 24.99

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Gordon Beck with Joy MarshallWhen Sunny Gets Blue – Spring 1968 Sessions ... CD
Turtle (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
Maybe one of the most soulful records ever cut by British pianist Gordon Beck – even if it appears here for the first time ever! The set's a killer – and has Beck working with vocalist Joy Marshall – a hip female singer who's right up there with the best 60s material by Carmen ... read more CD

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Burak BedikyanNew Beginning ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A record that bursts with life and energy right from the very first note – thanks to a wealth of original compositions from pianist Burak Bedikyan – an artist who's slowly been building up a great legacy of music on the Steeplechase label over the past few years! Bedikyan works here in ... read more CD

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Adam Ben EzraPin Drop ... CD
Little Big Beat/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
Pretty wonderful sounds from Adam Ben Ezra – an artist who works here completely solo, but with a flowing range of sounds that's completely hypnotizing overall! Ezra's a bassist at heart, but also plays piano and clarinet on the record – and also vocalizes a bit, and adds in some foot ... read more CD

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George BensonBody Talk ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet funky classic from guitar genius George Benson – and a record that features some surprising soul arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – also known for his classic work with the James Brown Band of the late 60s! Pee Wee's got a tighter groove here than on some of George's earlier CTI ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ George BensonPacific Fire ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Unusual work from the great George Benson – a wonderful session that was recorded by CTI during George's classic years for the label – but issued only briefly a number of years later, and slightly lost amongst the rest of his catalog! The material's great, though – and has George ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Will BernardOut & About ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A mighty impressive set from guitarist Will Bernard – our hands down favorite of his work as a leader to to date – and an all originals session with a remarkable stylistic range! Our ears perked up from the opening seconds, thanks to the elegant take on jazz funk of the opener "Happ ... read more CD

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Big Band KatowiceMusic For My Friends ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky big band from Poland – a very groovy set that's right up there with the best large group 70s sessions on MPS! The group here is very heavy on the horns – lots of trumpets and saxes – underscored by some hipper rhythms that include a bit of guitar, electric bass, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Big City Blues & Howlin WolfBig City Blues & Howlin Wolf In Warsaw – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 19 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
Howlin Wolf in Poland – sounding every bit as great as on more famous European recordings from the time – and fronting a fantastic group that also includes Sunnyland Slim on piano, Hubert Sumlin on guitar, and Willie Dixon on bass! Slim and Willie also sing a bit – and the ... (Blues, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Big FourJazz At The Torys ... CD
King (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
That's Torys, as in Suntory's – the big Japanese distillery who's hosting this special performance of The Big Four – a crackling lineup that features soulful tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto and drums from George Kawaguchi! The core group have an energy that's like the best American bop ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Big FourOriginal Big Four ... CD
King (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
Great work from a group who definitely earn their name – as the quartet was one of the biggest and best groups in the Japanese jazz scene at the time! The lineup features brilliant tenor from Hidehiko Matsumoto – a player who's young here, starting a decades-long run in jazz, but ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Binker & Moses (Binker Golding/Moses Boyd)Alive In The East ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Fantastic work from the team of Binker Golding and Moses Boyd – a pair who just seem to get more and more fantastic with each new album – as they do here, with some heavy-hitting help from Evan Parker on tenor and soprano sax, and Byron Wallen on trumpet! Yet the most compelling ... read more CD
Also available Alive In The East ... LP 23.99

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Art BlakeyButtercorn Lady ... CD
Limelight/Elemental (Spain), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
An unusual little record from Art Blakey – a live set recorded at the Lighthouse in 1966, with a band that includes the surprising lineup of Keith Jarrett on piano and Chuck Mangione on trumpet! If you're surprised at the mix of players, and figure that they won't groove with Blakey's ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Buttercorn Lady ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyHold On, I'm Coming ... CD
Limelight/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A soulful little record from Art Blakey – and very different than his Blue Note sessions! The album's got a tight soul jazz groove – shorter numbers, fuller backings, and an overall sound that's almost more like Cadet Records at the time. Backings are handled by Melba Liston or Tom ... read more CD
Also available Hold On, I'm Coming ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyS Make It ... CD
Limelight/Verve (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost classic from Art Blakey – quite different from some of his Blue Note work! The album's a very swinging mid 60s session, noteworthy for the presence of John Gilmore, recording here in one of his few appearances away from Sun Ra. Gilmore wails on tenor, and he sounds great next to Lee ... read more CD

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✨✧ Art BlakeySoul Finger ... CD
Limelight/Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most obscure mid 60s sides by Blakey – but a great one! The record features a strangely-chosen lineup of the Jazz Messengers that includes Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Lucky Thompson, and John Hicks. Thompson's in his very soulful "just returned from Europe" phase, and ... read more CD

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Toto BlankeElectric Circus ... CD
Bellaphon/Chickadisc (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet 70s fusion from guitarist Toto Blanke – a set done a bit after his better-known record for Vertigo, and with a very similar vibe! The sound is very electric, and very much in the proggier end of jazz fusion – and Blanke gets superb help from keyboardist Jasper Van't Hof and ... read more CD

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Carla BleyArmadillo World Headquarters – Austin, Texas – March 27, 1978 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Really great live work from the always-enigmatic Carla Bley – a set of tracks from one of her great ensembles of the 70s, and one that shows that her brilliance as a leader worked equally well in a spontaneous setting as it did in the studio! The tracks are long, magnificent, and full of ... read more CD

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Paul BleyCloser ... CD
ESP, 1966. New Copy ... $12.99
Possibly the first true moment of genius from Paul Bley – a key indie standout after a few years working for bigger American labels! By the time of this early ESP album, Paul Bley was no stranger to the American scene – having recorded a few records for different labels in the 50s, and ... read more CD
(50th Anniversary Remastered Edition!)

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✨✧ Paul BleyPaul Bley ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Early early work by Paul Bley – years before he picked up the synthesizer, and years before he became the moody modernist he was in the 70s! The album's a relatively straight batch of tracks, but does have a touch of modernism – an early example of the sharp sounds that Bley would ... read more CD

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Arthur BlytheDa Da/Basic Blythe ... CD
Columbia/Beat Goes On (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
A pair of 80s albums from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – back to back in a single set! Da Da is a set that mixes some of the sharper edges of Blythe's earlier records with a few more contemporary touches – but always at a level that still has the reedman standing far from the mainstream! ... read more CD

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Bon Bones – Yuu Uesugi & Itsumi Komano QuintetMelba's Mood ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
A tribute to the legendary trombonist Melba Liston – served up here by a female Japanese duo who greatly continue her legacy in jazz! Like Liston, both Yuu Uesugi and Itsumi Komano can act both as soloists and arrangers – working here in a way that weaves their horns together ... read more CD

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Chris BowdenTime Capsule ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1996. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
An underground classic from the London scene – a record that was hugely important to us in the early days of Dusty Groove, and which is still completely tremendous all these many years later! At the time, the album was the sort of ambitious undertaking that nobody else would have done – ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Time Capsule (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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Moses BoydDisplaced Diaspora ... CD
Exodus (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Totally wonderful work from drummer Moses Boyd – an artist you might know as half of the Binker & Moses combo – but who here really stretches out and completely finds his own voice! Boyd's a hell of a leader here – working with a large ensemble in modes that are spiritual, ... read more CD
Also available Displaced Diaspora ... LP 18.99

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David BoykinLove Power Magic ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
One of the most spiritual albums we've ever heard from reedman David Boykin – a beautiful batch of long, flowing tunes that have tremendous modal energy and a very cohesive feel! We've always loved Boykin, right from the start – but here he's showing an even deeper sense of ... read more CD

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David BoykinVictory Honor & Glory – David Boykin Live In Concert ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2001. New Copy ... $6.99
A raw, live set from Chicago saxophonist David Boykin – but a great little record that really reminds us of a classic 60s session on ESP! Boykin's reeds are wonderful throughout – filled with the depth of soul we might expect from Kalaparusha or Albert Ayler – and set up here in ... read more CD

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David Boykin ExpanseHazel Boykin – Big & Fine ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2004. New Copy ... $6.99
A great lost performance from David Boykin's Expanse group – one of the boldest forces in Chicago underground jazz a few years back! The lineup here is great – with Boykin on tenor, Nicole Mitchell on flute, Josh Abrams on bass, James Baker on piano, and Myron Cherry on drums – ... read more CD
(Comes in an LP style sleeve.)

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David Boykin ExpanseSpace Garden Mission – Live In Concert At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
Saxophonist David Boykin never fails to blow us away – but this time around, his music seems even deeper and more ambitious than ever – as he works with his Expanse group on three long tracks that have a very spiritual mix of ensemble moments and improvised individual actions! The ... read more CD

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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $4.99 13.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Anthony BraxtonTrio & Duet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sackville (Canada), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Really creative work from Anthony Braxton – a 70s gem that has the reedman working in two different settings – both of them great! The first half of the record reunites Braxton with the electronics of Richard Teitelbaum – working here on some very cool moog, mixed with percussion ... read more CD

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonWillisau 1991 – Studio ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1991. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 27.99
Important work from a crucially fruitful time in the career of saxophonist Anthony Braxton – a time when he was working with his amazing quartet that featured Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemmingway on drums! Braxton has a focus here that's amazing – new ... read more CD

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Brecker BrothersStraphangin ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
It's our bet that the Brecker Brothers probably weren't straphanging on their way to work in this point in their careers – given the classy, professional sound of this set – which was more likely to earn them a ride in a limo than a place in the subway! But we certainly don't hold that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jakob BroBay Of Rainbows ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 189.99
The title's a great one for this album by guitarist Jakob Bro – as his sense of sound is often so full of colors, it's easy to imagine the place named in the title! Although Bro's also got maybe more emphasis on the bluer side of the spectrum in his music – not as in blues, but in the ... read more CD

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Jean Paul BrodbeckExtra Time ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
The first we've heard of Jean-Paul Brodbeck – a really great pianist, and one with a strong sense of color – using an approach that takes us back to that strong moment of French jazz piano creativity about 20 years back! The group here are well-balanced, but the piano's always in the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gustav Brom/Polish Radio Big Band/Warsaw Stompers/Jazz Jamboree 64 Vol 2 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
A set of swinging large group sounds mixed with vocal jazz numbers – all recorded at Poland's Jazz Jamboree festival in 1964! The real highlight here for us is the music of the Gustav Brom Orchestra – that cool Czech ensemble that later recorded some gems for MPS/Saba, but who here are ... read more CD

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Magnus BrooRules ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Quite an unusual record from trumpeter Magnus Broo – a set that him handling a number of jazz standards – which is a real change from the more experimental sounds we've always heard from his own pen! And yet, amidst the current Scandia scene, Broo's always had a depth of tone that's ... read more CD

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Peter Brotzmann & Heather LeighSparrow Nights ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic entry in the late-life partnership that reedman Peter Brotzmann has formed with steel guitar player Heather Leigh – the kind of instrumentalist that Brotzmann never would have played with back in the day – but who seems to really open him up with an unheard range of color ... read more CD

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✨✧ Clifford BrownClifford Brown All Stars (with bonus track) ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
A key slice of Clifford Brown from the 50s – two long tracks both recorded in an open-ended jam session format, showing a side of Brown's powers that's even bolder and more inventive than some of his previous studio work! The album soars along beautifully – with Brownie in the lead ... read more CD
Also available
Clifford Brown All Stars ... LP 24.99
Clifford Brown All-Stars (aka Caravan) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Clifford BrownJams 2 – Clifford Brown All Stars ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Great rare material from Clifford Brown's legendary days at Emarcy – tracks recorded as part of the Dinah Jams vocal sessions, but done in a much more extended jam session mode! Washington sings a bit on 2 of the tracks, but the main focus here is on Brownie working with a jamming set of ... read more CD
Also available Jams 2 – Clifford Brown All Stars ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Herb Geller, et alBest Coast Jazz (with bonus track) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Not west coast, but "best coast" jazz – a prime example of the way the Clifford Brown/Max Roach team helped to cook up the intensity of the LA scene of the 50s by infusing it with a bit of New York fire! The album takes off in the extended mode of Clifford's All Stars album – ... read more CD

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Mansur BrownShiroi ... CD
Black Focus (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A fantastic debut from guitarist Mansur Brown – a player you might recognize from earlier work with Kamaal Williams – now stepping out on his own, but with production from Williams on his own label too! Brown's got this incredibly open approach to the guitar – a flurry of styles ... read more CD
Also available Shiroi (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Rob Brown QuartetJumping Off The Page ... CD
No More Records, 2000. New Copy ... $6.99
The title's a very apt one – because reedman Rob Brown really jumps off the page here – or out of the speaker – coming on strong with some mighty fierce work on alto at the beginning of the record, then also adding in a bit of flute as well. The quartet features superb work from ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ray BryantLonesome Traveler ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent example of the massive groove that Ray Bryant set up during his 60s years at Cadet – a simple soul jazz trio style, but augmented with dual horn backing – which makes for a tightly stepping sound that's all-soulful, all the way! Bryant's left hand is nice and hard on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ray Bryant TrioGotta Travel On ... CD
Argo/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone groover from the great Ray Bryant – one of his brilliant albums for Cadet from the 60s! Ray's soul jazz trio (with Freddie Waits on drums) is augmented by the 2-horn trumpet section he used on some of his other Cadet recordings from the time – trumpet from Snookie Young and ... read more CD

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Dennis BudimirCreeper ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest albums ever from guitarist Dennis Budimir – a player who worked on countless sessions for other artists, but hardly ever got time in the spotlight in a setting like this! The album's nice and dynamic, and has Budimir playing with a great mix of tones – sometimes a ... read more CD

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Build An ArkLove – Part 1 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2009. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
A perfect title for a perfect record – especially given all the love we've felt from Build An Ark over the years! The album's a masterpiece through and through – easily the greatest statement ever from this already-amazing band – a contemporary ensemble, but one that we'd ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Kenny Burrell & The West Coast All StarsLaguna Beach – Friends Of Jazz Festival 1979 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A nice little live set from guitar legend Kenny Burrell – nicely different than most of his studio work of the time, with an open-ended approach to the songs that really makes the best of the live setting, and the top-shelf players in the group! The material was captured by NPR at The ... read more CD

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Butcher BrownCamden Session ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Really fantastic sounds from Butcher Brown – a group who just seem to leap forward more and more with each new release – and who've really hit their groove with this well-recorded performance! The album was recorded live to disc in London – with a superb sound that only further ... read more CD
Also available Camden Session ... LP 20.99

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Butcher BrownLive At Vagabond ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A pretty full-on group from the Virginia scene – one that comes on strong with a mix of funky drums, fuzzy guitar, bumping bass, and some great work on trumpet and keyboards! The groove here is almost a psychedelic take on jazz funk from years back – filtered into a very contemporary ... read more CD
Also available Live At Vagabond ... LP 23.99

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Donald Byrd & 125th StreetLove Has Come Around – The Elektra Anthology 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Elektra/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A great chapter in the career of trumpeter Donald Byrd – his post-Blue Note work with the group 125th Street NYC – which is kind of a second chapter to the jazzy fusion style he developed at the start of the 70s! This time around, there's an equal emphasis on soul and jazz – ... read more CD

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Lucia CadotschSpeak Low ... CD
Yellow Bird/Enja (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Such a cool little record – one that's quite different than the usual sort of jazz vocal session, thanks to some very "mouthy" tenor work from Otis Sandsjo, who almost acts as a second sort of singer on the set! Lucia Cadotsch is in the lead, with just the bass of Petter Eldh as ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Hadley CalimanIapetus ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic statement of soul from reedman Hadley Caliman – a player who gave us a handful of really amazing albums in the 70s! This set is definitely one of those gems – as it's got this flowing mix of spiritual currents that's really powerful – maybe more of a west coast take ... read more CD

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Jonas Cambien TrioWe Must Mustn't We ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A record that announces its difference right from the very first note – then keeps on setting itself apart with each new musical selection! The group's led by pianist Jonas Cambien – who can play both warmly and starkly – and the sound is balanced between the drums and percussion ... read more CD

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Roy CampbellAncestral Homeland ... CD
No More Records, 1998. New Copy ... $6.99
Spiritual genius from trumpeter Roy Campbell – a player who was too often trapped in the underground during this point in his career – even though he plays with a majesty that demands to be heard! There's a power here that's undeniable – as Campbell works in beautifully ... read more CD

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Conte CandoliSincerely, Conti ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the tightest, sharpest sessions ever from trumpeter Conte Candoli – an early date done for Bethlehem Records, with a quartet setting that gives Conte plenty of room to cook! The solos are bold and fierce right from the start – with an energy that goes beyond even Candoli's work ... read more CD

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Rudiger Carl IncKing Alcohol (New Version) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $15.99
Maybe the greatest moment ever on record from Rudiger Carl – and not just because the album is "dedicated to all drinker friends"! Despite that embrace of alcohol, the record's got a very sobering power – as the group is a free jazz trio, working in the best bracing early FMP ... read more CD

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Doug CarnAdams Apple ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – ... read more CD
 
 



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