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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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✨✧ John AbercrombieNight ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The airy tones of guitarist John Abercrombie find a bit of a different setting here – a slight change from some of his earlier ECM albums, but still with a relatively open vibe overall! Jan Hammer's in the group on keyboards, but sounds thankfully very different than his Miami Vice fame ... 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

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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!)
Also available Nightingale (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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George Adams & Don PullenCity Gates ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
George Adams and Don Pullen knock it out of the park on this one – finding great company in each other's presence, and really moving things forward in the process! The set begins with a long track titled "Mingus Metamorphosis", and that really sums up the spirit of the record ... 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 AdderleySwingin' In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1967 ... CD
Reel To Real, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Great live work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – recorded during a time when the group's star was really rising on Capitol Records, but at a level that's got the more open-ended, freely-blown style of their classic concert dates for Riverside! The material here was all recorded for ... read more CD
(Excellent package – with great mastering, and a 28 page booklet of notes!)

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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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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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Eric AlexanderSong Of No Regrets ... CD
High Note, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Eric Alexander is in familiar company here, but he also seems to be using the setting to open up a bit more in terms of his color and groove – sometimes with a looser groove, sometimes with even a gentler approach to his phrasing – but always with that never-ending sense of imagination ... read more CD
Also available Song Of No Regrets ... CD 12.99

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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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Joey AlexanderJoey – Monk – Live ... CD
Motema, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The best sort of Thelonious Monk set in our opinion – the kind of record that draws heavily from the legacy of the master, but also delivers something completely new and fresh! Let's face it, Monk would wince at the idea of folks just copying his style and ideas – and Joey Alexander ... read more CD

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JD AllenRadio Flyer ... CD
Savant, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Extremely angular work from tenorist JD Allen – working here with a quartet that's as loose on rhythms as he is on his saxophone solos – coming together in a style that's freewheeling and open-minded! The group features a strong element in the guitar of Liberty Ellman – used in ... 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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✨✧ Joe Armon-JonesStarting Today ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Joe Armon Jones sings and plays lots of cool Wurlitzer electric piano on this gem of an album – but the whole thing is maybe even more of a tribute to the warmly collaborative spirit of the contemporary London scene, as it is to the talents of the man himself! There's a nicely fluid sense of ... read more CD
Also available Starting Today ... LP 18.99

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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

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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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David AxelrodEarth Rot – A Musical Comment On The State Of The Environment (with bonus instrumentals album) ... CD
Capitol/Now Again, 1970. New Copy ... $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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David AxelrodSong Of Innocence ... CD
Capitol/Now Again, 1968. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of a handful of amazing albums recorded by David Axelrod towards the end of the 60s – really stunning, genre-breaking music that was years ahead of its time – and which has only finally been getting its due in more recent decades! At the time of the record, Axelrod was a house ... read more CD
(Fantastic reissue – new remastering, and a big booklet of notes on the music!)
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Song Of Innocence ... CD 9.99
Song Of Innocence ... CD 9.99

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David AxelrodSongs Of Experience (with booklet) ... CD
Capitol/Now Again, 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of the greatest albums ever by studio genius David Axelrod! The album's one of Axelrod's first on his own – cut for Capitol Records at a time when he was working with some of the label's biggest selling soul acts – like Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls – turning their ... read more CD
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Songs Of Experience ... CD 9.99
Songs Of Experience (with booklet) ... LP 23.99

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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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Marcel Azzola & Danny DorizJazzola ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1999. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A sweet set of accordion and vibes – served up here by Parisian jazzmen Marcel Azzola and Danny Doriz – working in a tight quintet that also features piano from the legendary George Arvanitas! Unlike some other French projects of this nature, the set is jazz first, accordion second ... 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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Bendik BaksaasSeine Sviv ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
An airy, icy combination of voice and instrumentation – used in a way that takes us back to some of the coolest Norwegian experiments of this type from years back – like some of the sparer work of Karin Krog, or unusual vocal projects on the Jazzland label! Bendik Baksaas leads the ... read more CD

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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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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 BarronWhat If? ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
Although Kenny Barron's always a heck of a great musician on his own or in a piano trio, we're especially partial to his work in groups with horn players – and this album is a great example of that preference! Kenny first came to fame working with Dizzy Gillespie in the 60s, and since that ... read more CD

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Czeslaw BartkowskiDrums Dream ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A drum-heavy set from Polish percussionist Czeslaw Bartkowski – mostly solo on most tracks, but with occasional accompaniment on trumpet, electric piano, and soprano sax on a few of the fuller numbers – plus some great funky big band arrangements at the end! The sound is often spare ... 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

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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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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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✨✧ Elmer Bernstein/Chico HamiltonSweet Smell Of Success (with bonus track) ... CD
Decca/Verve, 1957. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A jazz soundtrack double-header – one that features both the small combo and larger band version of the soundtrack to The Sweet Smell Of Success! Part of the CD features the Chico Hamilton Quintet's album of music – a wonderful bit of cinematic jazz from the 50s. The combo was a key ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Sweet Smell Of Success ... LP 11.99

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Art BlakeyAlbum Of The Year ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Well, "album of the year" might be a hard claim to live up to – but this is a heck of a great record! The album's one of Blakey's real sleepers – cut years away from his time at Blue Note, with a fluid soulful approach that steps off his work at Prestige quite nicely. The ... read more CD

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Art BlakeyArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Live In Moers 1976 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
Searing work from a 70s lineup of the Jazz Messengers – captured here in a nicely stretched-out live performance at the Moers Jazz Festival! The group features lots of youthful talent from David Schnitter on tenor and Mickey Tucker on piano – a great player who really matches the ... read more CD

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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!)

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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

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Art BlakeyLive At Montreux & Northsea ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful big band set from the great Art Blakey – but one that's got all the sharp focus of his small group sides by the Jazz Messengers! The lineup here is a great one – that very vibrant early 80s version of Blakey's group with Bobby Watson on alto sax, Bill Pierce on tenor, and ... read more CD

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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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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBlue Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
A great Art Blakey lineup here, as usual – filled with fire from younger musicians who are really finding their voice in the Jazz Messengers – a group that includes Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! Miller's ... 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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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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Blue Mandala ProjectNotes From The Outer Soul ... CD
Pietro Vincenti (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautiful work from Blue Mandala Project – an Italian group led by pianist Pietro Vincenti, an artist we really loved for his older Brazilian-styled sounds in the group Quintetto X! The vibe here has some of the sound of the older group, but there's also maybe more funk and soul elements at ... 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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Arthur BlytheLenox Avenue Breakdown/In The Tradition/Illusions/Blythe Spirit ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Four great albums from reedman Arthur Blythe – all together in one collection! First up is Lenox Avenue Breakdown – a stunning Columbia Records debut from Blythe! At the time of the date, Blythe had already spent years working in the jazz undergrounds on both coasts – developing ... 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

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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 19.99

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Ruby BraffRuby Braff Swings ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $18.99
They're not kidding about the title – because the album's one of Ruby Braff's most swingin from the time – a sharp-edged quartet session that's filled with well-blown notes! Ruby's in the lead on all numbers on trumpet – getting support from Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Walter Page ... read more CD
(Hal McKusick Quartet – East Coast Jazz 8)
Also available Ruby Braff Swings (10 inch LP) ... LP 44.99

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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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Peter BrendlerOutside The Line ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Bassist Peter Brendler is at the helm of the set, but we're especially enamored of the trumpet work here – played by Peter Evans on both standard and piccolo trumpet – the latter of which has this wonderfully personal sound! Almost all tunes are originals from Brendler, who turns out ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jakob BroBay Of Rainbows ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
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
Also available Bay Of Rainbows ... LP 24.99

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BromSunstroke ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Fierce sounds from a freewheeling trio – one that features Anton Ponomarev on alto, Dmitry Lapshin on electric bass, and Yaroslav Kurilo on drums – all working with a frenzy that never seems to let up at all! The use of electric bass is great – and really ties together the drums ... read more CD
Also available Sunstroke ... LP 22.99

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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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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
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Clifford Brown All Stars ... LP 19.99
Clifford Brown All-Stars (aka Caravan) ... CD 6.99

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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

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Marion BrownFive Improvisations ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic work from reedman Marion Brown – an unissued live set from the mid 70s, and one that features a whole new side of his talents! The music is definitely the improvisations promised in the title – but never in a free jazz sort of way, as Brown is working with a group, who have a ... read more CD

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Pete BrownPeter The Great ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the few albums ever as a leader from alto saxophonist Pete Brown – a less-remembered talent of his times, but a key link between the generations of bop and swing! The set was only issued as a 10" LP, but packs the full punch of most longer albums – sublime alto from Brown ... read more CD
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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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Tom BrowneRockin Radio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
A classic killer from trumpeter Tom Browne – a smoking set that still has all the jazz funk touches of his earlier records, yet which also picks up a bit of an electro vibe as well! The move here is a bit like that taken by some of Browne's labelmates on GRP at the time – particularly ... 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Butcher BrownLive At Vagabond ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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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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Dario Carnovale/Alessandro Turchet/Luca ColussiUntitled (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
A record without any title, but more than enough energy to brilliantly state itself – thanks to magical interplay from the trio of Dario Carnovale on piano, Alessandro Turchet on bass, and Luca Colussi on drums! And yes, the format is one that you're certainly familiar with – but this ... read more CD

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Helen CarrDown In The Depths On The 90th Floor ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the darkest vocal jazz albums of the 50s – packaged with a great title and cover image that features a lone lit window in a New York skyscraper! Helen's got some incredible backing on the record – a small combo that includes Charlie Mariano on alto sax, Don Fagerquist on trumpet ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Ron CarterSpanish Blue ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the massive Ron Carter albums from the mid 70s – and a set of 4 open-ended modal tracks that hit a similar Latin/but not Latin approach as the tracks on Coltrane's great Ole album. The group's a small one – featuring Carter on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, Jay Berliner on guitar, ... read more CD

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Ron Carter & Cedar WaltonHeart & Soul ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A spare session, but never a sleepy one – given the inherent complexity in the music of both bassist Ron Carter and pianist Cedar Walton – and the way they can swing even in the most mellow moments! There's only a few of those on the record, though – as most of the tunes have an ... read more CD

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Philip CatherineSelected Works 1974 to 1982 (September Man/Guitars/Babel/End Of August/Solo Bremen) (5CD set) ... CD
Atlantic (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $68.99
A totally great collection of work from French guitarist Philip Catherine – a very unusual player on the European jazz scene of the 70s, and one with a style that's quite different than most of his American contemporaries! Catherine works in electric modes often, but usually with kind of an ... read more CD

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Eugene Chadbourne/Rob MagillEasy Mind Painful Head ... CD
Weird Cry, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 10.00
Rough-edged, raw work from the great Eugene Chadbourne – a set that almost takes us back to his earliest days as an improvising musician – as the sound here comes from just spare duets with saxophonist Rob Magill! Chadbourne reminds us just why his string improvisation technique was so ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ed CherrySoul Tree ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A killer guitar and Hammond session with a really sublime sort of sound – a groove that's wonderfully free of cliche – and which has an open, spacious quality that few artists can match! Given the instrumentation, the album's steeped in tradition, but never tries to just rehash an ... read more CD

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Chicago Edge EnsembleInsidious Anthem ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A Chicago collective, but one who work here through a set of compositions by Dan Phillips – the guitarist in the group, and a musical force who really seems to bring a lot out of the other players! The quintet features Hamid Drake on drums, Mars Williams on saxes, Jeb Bishop on trombone, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Chicago Odense EnsembleChicago Odense Ensemble ... CD
El Paraiso (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A really unusual album of improvised music from the Chicago scene – one that's got a unique approach that makes it even greater than the sum of its parts! The music began when Danish musicians Jonas Munk and Jakob Skott came to Chicago – and had a chance to work with some of the city's ... read more CD
Also available Chicago Odense Ensemble (with download) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Billy CobhamSpectrum (with bonus track) ... CD
WEA (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $7.99
A very full-on hard heavy fusion album! Drummer Billy Cobham lays down some massive hard beats, while Tommy Bolin wails away on guitar, Jan Hammer pounds on electric piano, and Lee Sklar noodles on electric bass. 2 cuts feature a different lineup with Joe Farrell and Jimmy Owens – but the ... read more CD

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Dennis CoffeyOne Night At Moreys – 1968 ... CD
Omnivore, 1968. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
If there's one thing we know about funk legend Dennis Coffey, it's that we can never get enough of his early work – especially when he's working in his trio with the mighty Lyman Woodard on Hammond! The pair together are fantastic – and have this Detroit-bred version of jazz funk that's ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsAl & Zoot ... CD
Coral/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous horn interplay from the team of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims – and a record that may well be one of the best illustrations of their famous magic together in the 50s! The record's got a way of focusing energy, yet letting each player state themselves clearly and cleanly – almost a ... read more CD

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the ... read more CD
Also available You N Me ... LP 11.99

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Freddy ColeMy Mood Is You ... CD
High Note, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
For years, singer Freddy Cole was known as the brother of Nat the king – but for decades, the brother has kept on giving us music much longer than the famous star – to a point where it's always such a pleasure to enjoy Freddy's sound as he keeps on evolving! The singer's developed a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
Also available My Mood Is You ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Nat King ColeNat King Cole & The Quincy Jones Big Band – Live In Paris 19 Avril 1960 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1960. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A dream of a collaboration – the great Nat King Cole in his prime, getting some mighty hip backings from the equally great Quincy Jones – who gives Nat a jazzy push that he wasn't always getting on his Capitol Records sessions of the time! The performance was recorded live in Paris on ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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