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Mats Gustafsson TrioMouth Eating Trees & Related Activities ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An important early album from reedman Mats Gustafsson – and one that has him working with older free jazz giants Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lovens on a range of percussion instruments, including a musical saw! Mats is clearly the star of the set – already an amazing master of tones, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Barry Guy & Ken VandermarkOccasional Poems ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2014. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
A fantastic pairing of players – two musicians who really bring out the best in each other in this set of improvisations recorded during the Krakow Jazz Festival – really bold basswork from the legendary Barry Guy, and the kind of ever-changing sounds, shapes, and tones that we always ... read more CD

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✨✧ Barry Guy Blue Shroud BandOdes & Meditations For Cecil Taylor (5CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2016. New Copy 5CD ... $54.99
A wonderful large format recording from bassist Barry Guy – working here at the head of the Blue Shroud Band, an improvising ensemble that echoes some of his earlier work with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra! The extended work is an expansion of an earlier piece that Guy recorded with ... read more CD

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Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, & Barry AltschulAround Again – The Music Of Carla Bley ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
A trio take on the music of Carla Bley – and a record that takes us back to a time when Bley's compositions were showing up in the repertoire of the hippest trios of the 60s – long before she ever got the chance to make bigger records on her own! That sense of openness that Bley ... read more CD

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Al Haig & Jimmy RaneyStrings Attached (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant mid 70s set headlined by pianist Al Haig & guitarist Jimmy Raney – essentially a reunion of bandmates from the early 50s Stan Getz Quintet – beautifully done and in a timelessly appealing mode! What's great about this is that doesn't feel in the least a hokey revisit ... read more CD
Also available Strings Attached ... LP 6.99

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Matthew HalsallOneness ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
Never-issued work from trumpeter Matthew Halsall – most of it recorded during the year of 2008, a time when Halsall was first really starting to make a name for himself – and also working with the great tenorist Nat Birchall! Birchall is on most of these tracks, and together the pair ... read more CD
Also available Oneness (3LP set) ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ Matthew HalsallSending My Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $16.99
A really incredible album – a set that's filled with far more soul and feeling than you might guess from the youthful image on the cover! Matthew Halsall's a pretty young player, but his sound here is really amazing – not just on his own trumpet solos, but on the overall feel of the ... read more CD

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Motohiko Hamase#Notes of Forestry ... CD
Wacoal Art Center/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1988. New Copy ... $15.99
A masterpiece from Japanese minimalist Motohiko Hamase – a record that maybe has a bit more musical variety than some of his other works of the 80s – with four different longer pieces that each have a different flavor, and a wonderfully poetic vibe overall! Two of the pieces are ... read more CD
Also available #Notes of Forestry ... LP 26.99

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Motohiko HamaseAnecdote ... CD
Lung/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy ... $15.99
A rare live set from Japanese bassist Motohiko Hamase – recorded right during a stretch when he was really mixing up his modes – fusing older fusion elements with some of the more electronic experiments of his studio records of the period – all in a way that must have made for ... read more CD
Also available Anecdote ... LP 34.99

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Motohiko HamaseTechnodrome ... CD
Wacoal Art Center/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1993. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the more electric albums from Motohiko Hamase – a Japanese artist that we first knew for his jazz recordings, but who really has branched out by the time of this release! There's still plenty of bass in the music – but the instrument is used in fuller, more powerful waves of ... read more CD
Also available Technodrome ... LP 26.99

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Chico HamiltonMaster (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Enterprise/Culture Factory (France), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A totally excellent bit of funk from Chico Hamilton – working with a great group that more than helps their leader live up to the album's title! The record's a real lost gem – and it's got Chico working in much funkier territory than before, grooving with complicated rhythms, and a ... read more CD

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Doug HammondEllipse ... CD
Idibib/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $21.99
Quite possibly the rarest album ever from this great percussionist – and one of the most intimate, too – given that the record only features Doug Hammond on drums, percussion, and piano – alongside flute from Karen Joseph! The percussion alone is great, and handled by Doug with a ... read more CD
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Ellipse ... LP 18.99
Ellipse ... LP 16.99

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Johnny HammondGears (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up ... read more CD
Also available Gears (with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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Hampshire & FoatSaint Lawrence ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The duo of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat keep on getting more and more interesting as the years go on – to a point where they seem to be carving out a really special place in music that might well be a genre of their own! The music here represents a wonderful evolution of their skills ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockDedication ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Sublime sounds from the great Herbie Hancock – presented here in one of his amazing Japanese-only albums from the 70s! The record is a showcase for Hancock in two different modes – as Herbie plays solo acoustic piano on side one, and delivers these really haunting renditions of "Ma ... read more CD
Also available Dedication ... LP 20.99

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Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums ... read more CD
Also available Directstep (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP 21.99

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Herbie HancockHarlem Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1989. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful jazz soundtrack by Herbie Hancock – recorded at the end of the 80s, a decade when Herbie was spending a lot of time on keyboards – but with a rock-solid older jazz vibe that really fits the vintage Harlem setting of the film! The music mixes larger arrangements with ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockLite Me Up (with bonus track) ... CD
CBS/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99
A classic album of all-out soul from Herbie Hancock – done in close collaboration with Rod Temperton of Heatwave – in a jazzy-styled version of that group's own great groove! Temperton handled arrangements and a lot of songwriting, and most cuts have lead vocals from Wayne Anthony ... read more CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockMagic Windows (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99
A great little soul album from Herbie Hancock – but one that's often lost in the valleys between his bigger hits of the time! The record was cut in the space right before Herbie's big "Rockit" success – and it's a sweet bit of funky fusion that has a good dose of R&B in ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockSextant ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
An incredible record – and virtually the blueprint for countless other keyboard records to come! At the height of his 70s powers, Herbie really takes off into space with this set – moving away from more commercial music, and hitting a groove that's totally righteous, totally electric, ... read more CD
Also available Sextant (SACD multi-channel) ... CD 19.99

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Herbie HancockSextant (SACD multi-channel) ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
An incredible record – and virtually the blueprint for countless other keyboard records to come! At the height of his 70s powers, Herbie really takes off into space with this set – moving away from more commercial music, and hitting a groove that's totally righteous, totally electric, ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)
Also available Sextant ... CD 4.99

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Herbie HancockTreasure Chest ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Seminal sides from Herbie Hancock – amazing material recorded for Warner Brothers in the years between his time at Blue Note and his big fame at Columbia Records – all sides that definitely show Hancock as one mighty righteous cat! Herbie's really stretching past his more conventional ... read more CD

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Nobuo Hara with Sharps & FlatsSoul Modern Jazz 3 – Members ... CD
Columbia/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99
Hard driving jazz from the Japanese scene of the 50s! The album's one of the best recorded by Nobu Hara and the legendary Sharpes & Flats group – a really swinging set of big band jazz that drives with the power of some of the 60s recordings by the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and which ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Staffan HardeStaffan Harde ... CD
SJR/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the only recorded documents of the talents of Swedish guitarist Staffan Harde – a player who departed from the scene after the lack of critical response to this tremendous album! We're not sure why the record failed to make waves at the time – but it could well be because the ... read more CD

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Francoise Hardy/Sacha DistelFrancoise Hardy/Canta Per Voi In Italiano/Swinging Jazz Guitarist (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
A very cool little package – one that's got one CD of early work by French singer Francois Hardy – and two more CDs that feature lots of fantastic jazz material from Sacha Distel! CD1 features Hardy at her early best – singing blue-tinged French pop on both her debut album, and ... (French, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Rufus HarleyBagpipes Of The World (3CD set) ... CD
Transparency, 1995/2002/2006. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
A really loving tribute to the late Rufus Harley – and a massive 3CD set of work that's quite different than his older recordings on the market! This set brings together live performances and some radio work done by Harley in the last decade or so of his life – really haunting music ... read more CD

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Rufus HarleyCourage – The Complete Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 18.98
A treasure trove of music from one of the hippest jazz players ever – the legendary Rufus Harley, a saxophonist by trade, but one who could also play the bagpipes as well! Harley had a really unique way of using the bagpipes as a free-flowing modal soloing instrument – one that's ... read more CD

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Joe HarriottMovement/High Spirits ... CD
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Overlooked gems from this key reedman on the Brit modern scene of the 60s – two rare albums in a single package! First up is Movement – one of the most obscure albums recorded by Joe Harriott – leading light of the British avant scene in the 60s – and one of the best, too! ... read more CD

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Beaver Harris/Don Pullen 360 ExperienceWell Kept Secret ... CD
Shemp/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1984. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the most striking Don Pullen albums of the 80s – a beautifully open session that has the pianist co-leading a version of the 360 Experience group of drummer Beaver Harris – with an excellent lineup that also features Ricky Ford on tenor sax, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, and Buster ... read more CD

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Billie HarrisI Want Some Water ... CD
Nimbus, 1979/1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A spiritual jazz classic from the hip LA scene of the late 70s – led by saxophonist Billie Harris, and featuring a group that includes Horace Tapscott on piano! We don't know much about Harris, but he's got a freewheeling spiritual sound that's very much in the Coltrane-inspired mode, yet ... read more CD

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Wendell HarrisonDreams Of A Love Supreme (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wenha/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
Pretty great stuff – even though Wendall Harrison has strayed far from the Tribe Records sound of his earlier years! The record takes the spiritual post-Coltrane jazz of Harrison's earlier days, and infuses it with a smooth fusion approach that's clearly an attempt to reach a wider audience ... read more CD

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✨✧ Wendell HarrisonEvening With The Devil – The Complete Edition (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most classic albums on the Tribe Records label from Detroit – music that was too heavy for most of the world when it was issued in the 70s – but which has gone onto achieve legendary status over the years! Reedman Wendell Harrison leads the group in a set of soaring, ... read more CD

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Wendell HarrisonReawakening ... CD
Rebirth/Octave (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $22.99
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe ... read more CD

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✨✧ Wendell Harrison & Phil RanelinMessage From The Tribe – The Complete Edition (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... $26.99
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that ... read more CD

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✨✧ John HartAct Three ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Guitarist John Hart has a slightly frowny face on the cover, but that hardly comes through in the music – which is full of bright tones and light little colors – all spun from his fingers alongside Hammond B3 from Gary Versace and drums from Andy Watson! The album's got a different ... read more CD

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Johnny HartmanLive At Sometime ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare 70s album from the legendary Johnny Hartman – a singer who recorded famously on our shores during the 60s, then had a much more obscure run of records in the following decade! The performance is live, a really intimate set that features Rolland Hanna on piano and George Mraz on bass ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Gerrit Hatcher & Jakob WarmenbolSublime Again ... CD
No Index, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
Wonderfully jagged duets between tenorist Gerrit Hatcher and drummer Jakob Warmenbol – the latter of whom occasionally plays some instruments in ways that really go past the usual! Warmenbol's drums are usually rhythmically structured, but still very offbeat – which lets the tenor of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hatfield & The NorthHatfield & The North (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Virgin/Esoteric (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
The seminal debut of Hatfield & The North – a group that maybe came a bit late in the UK prog scene of the early 70s, but who had a huge influence for decades to come! The quartet are a late transformation of the earlier Canterbury sound – leaner, maybe jazzier, and with a great ... (Rock, Jazz) read more CD

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Matt HavilandSomething To Say ... CD
Connotation, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
Only the second date as a leader from Matt Haviland – a trombonist with years of recordings for others under his belt – and a set that really marks a great leap forward for his strengths at the head of a group! Haviland's got a strong tone, and beautifully well-shaped solos – and ... read more CD

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Alexander Hawkins & Tomeka ReidShards & Constellations ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
The title's a great one – a very apt description of the sorts of sounds created by the improvising duo of Tomeka Reid on cello and Alexander Hawkins on piano – as the performance has this sharp, stark approach at times – jagged sounds from either instrument, almost as bursts of ... read more CD

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Chance HaydenGet Somethin' ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlanta, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
Tight guitar from Chance Hayden – a player who definitely knows how to get a lot of color and tone out of his instrument, even while picking out a sharp note solo! There's a dexterity in Hayden's style that's clearly inspired by the more proficient blues guitarists in recent generations ... read more CD

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Louis HayesReturn Of The Jazz Communicators ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
Drummer Louis Hayes always finds a way of working with great groups – and here he's got an especially well-chosen lineup with Abraham Burton on tenor and Steve Nelson on vibes! Both players ring out with this strongly soulful vibe that's clearly inspired by the leader – Burton's very ... read more CD

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Tubby HayesComplete Fontana Albums 1961 to 1969 (13CD set) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 13CDs ... $99.99
An amazing collection of music – the legendary Fontana Records run of albums by tenor giant Tubby Hayes – a key player on the UK bop scene of the 50s, but one who took off in all these great new directions with these classic albums for the Fontana label in the following decade! The ... read more CD

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 21.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose ... read more CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 16.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose ... read more CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 13.99

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Roy HaynesMy Shining Hour ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1994. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Great drums from the legendary Roy Haynes – a player who was really coming into his own again at the time of this mid 90s set! The recording's a live one, done for Danish Broadcasting with a good sense of clarity – and the group is mostly European, with Tomas Franck on tenor, Thomas ... read more CD

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Albert HeathKwanza (The First) (with bonus track) ... CD
Muse/Xanadu, 1973. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
One of the coolest, hippest albums you'll ever hear from drummer Albert Tootie Heath – a set that's so different than his earlier work of the 60s, and which has the same sort of righteous, spiritual energy as the Heath Brothers album on Strata East! Albert's got a wonderfully loose vibe on ... read more CD

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Eddie HendersonShuffle & Deal ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
A crackling sharp album from trumpeter Eddie Henderson – a set that's got Eddie blowing in some of the more swinging, soulful sides of his spectrum – with support from an excellent group who really keep things moving! There's a tight rhythm trio at the core – Kenny Barron on ... read more CD

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Conrad HerwigLatin Side Of Horace Silver ... CD
Savant, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A sublime mix of Latin rhythms and soulful hardbop from trombonist Conrad Herwig – working here in a formula he's used before, but which seems especially well-suited to the music of Horace Silver! Silver's work for Blue Note always had these wonderful currents of Latin and exotic modes in ... read more CD

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PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds – The Complete Works 1968 to 1970 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, 1968/1969/1970. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 29.98
Brilliantly soulful jazz from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – a group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual – a box set featuring the originally self-released trilogy of releases Jawbones (1968), Since Washington (1969), and Winter Winds (1970) in one great package from Now ... read more CD

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Eddie HigginsEddie Higgins In Chicago ... CD
Solo Art/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked 70s work from pianist Eddie Higgins – a longtime Chicago jazz legend, but actually recording here at a studio up in Lake Geneva! Still, the set's got all the subtle magic that Eddie was bringing to Windy City clubs back in the day – piano lines that were a lot more complex ... read more CD

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Monk HigginsExtra Soul Perception ... CD
Solid State/Dusty Groove, 1968. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by Monk Higgins – a genius musician/arranger who first got his start on the Chicago scene of the 60s, then moved out to the west coast at the end of the decade – where he also helped inject some funky new sounds into the Blue Note label! ... read more CD

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Linda HillLullaby For Linda ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
One of our favorite albums ever on the legendary Nimbus label – and the only set we've ever seen from pianist Linda Hill as a leader! The set's got the same open-ended, spiritually-expressive sound as Adele Sebastian's record for the label – and Sebastian's also a key part of the group ... read more CD
Also available Lullaby For Linda (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Theo HillPromethean ... CD
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Wonderfully romping piano from Theo Hill – a musician who's clearly got some earlier soul jazz inspiration in his style, but who also knows how to warm things up with a bit of lyricism too – in a manner that reminds us of the direction that Cedar Walton took from the 60s into the 70s! ... read more CD

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Theo HillReality Check ... CD
Posi tone, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
We really love the music of Theo Hill more and more with each new record – and here, the pianist is working in a quartet with Joel Ross on vibe – a player who makes a perfect partner for his music! Both Hill and Ross have this open sense of sound and timing – often using the ... read more CD

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Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Really unique work from a trio led by drummer Motohiko Hino, and which features Masahiko Satoh on piano and Nobuyoshi Ino on bass – all players who aren't content to just rest in the usual piano trio modes of the time, and who instead really break open the format with their creative work on ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Yusuke Hirado (Quasimode)Tower Of Touch ... CD
At Home Sound (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
Fantastic Fender Rhodes from Yusuke Hirado – plus a fair bit of other keyboards too – all delivered in a set that mixes 70s space jazz funk with some great contemporary elements, and in a way that's nicely different than Hirado's work in the group Quasimode! The set's got some old ... read more CD

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Art HiraharaBalance Point ... CD
Posi tone, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A really lovely album from pianist Art Hirahara, and a set that maybe draws its title from the careful balance on the record between Art's lyrical approach to the piano, and the overall energy of the group when they really move together! Hirahara continues to develop fantastically as a pianist ... read more CD

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Steve HobbsCultural Diversity ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $14.99
Great vibes from Steve Hobbs – a player who doesn't always get as much due as some of his vibraphone contemporaries, but who always does a great job of delivering rock-solid records like this! Hobbs has this upbeat flow in his instrument – a way of never showing off too much, but ... read more CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Derrick HodgeColor Of Noize ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
Derrick Hodge has given us some wonderful music over the years – and he just seems to be getting better and better with each new release – a bassist who can make his instrument sing more than most we've heard in recent years – and a player who's also wonderfully in tune with his ... read more CD

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Major HolleyMajor Step ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
The legendary bassist Major Holley is on the cover here – but the group's an all-around really great affair – co-led by tenorist Joe Van Enkhuisen, and featuring work from Rein De Graaf on piano and Han Bennink on drums! We're not sure we've heard Joe before, and he's fantastic – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesStar Wars/Close Encounters (with bonus track) ... CD
Versatile/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Groove Holmes runs through a set of famous 70s film themes – or tunes associated with films – working here with larger backing arrangements from Mario Sprouse! The style is smooth, but still mighty nice – as the tunes are long, and there's lots of solo space for Groove (who plays ... read more CD
(Part of the "Versatile: Find Out Fusion" series!)

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Redd HoltIt's A Take ... CD
Treehouse, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99
The surprising return of drummer Redd Holt – a musician you probably know from his legendary 60s work in the Ramsey Lewis Trio, or as part of the Young Holt Unlimited group with bassist Eldee Young! Ramsey and Eldee aren't on this set, but Redd keeps things in similar trio formation – ... read more CD

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Takehiro HondaWhat's Going On ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99
Early soul jazz piano work from Takehiro Honda – recorded in a style that's quite different than most of his later albums! The sound here is full and rich – with Honda's work on the keys augmented by fuller backings arranged by Teddy Adams – all recorded in the US (we think), ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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William HookerSymphonie Of Flowers ... CD
ORG, 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A great album as a leader from the legendary William Hooker – and a fantastic reminder of how wonderful he can be in the spotlight! The set begins with some solo drum work from Hooker, then moves into bolder improvisations with an unnamed saxophonist and pianist (odd that the label didn't ... read more CD
Also available Symphonie Of Flowers ... LP 18.99

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William Hooker QuintetChannels Of Consciousness ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
A brilliant showcase for the drums of William Hooker – ringing out loudly and proudly here in the company of younger players who really help support his energy! Hooker's got this sharp punch that comes through right away – that mixture of freewheeling rhythms and more expressive ... read more CD

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Paul HornVisions ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Nice fusiony jazz done with soul and airy atmophere by Paul Horn – including some choice covers, and sounds that range from fusiony jazz with a little bit of funk and more lilting numbers lifted by flute and wordless vocals! Horn has a tendency to go head first into a more new agey vibe, but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Markus HowellGet Right! ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A striking debut from Markus Howell – a hell of a talent on both alto sax and flute, and one that we're sure we'll be hearing more from in years to come! Markus has a bold, brash style on alto – one that mixes his edge with the trumpet of Joe Magnarelli and trombone of Michael Dease ... read more CD

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Freddie HubbardArt Of Freddie Hubbard – The Atlantic Years ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 18.98
Killer work from Freddie Hubbard – some key transitional sides for Atlantic Records, and easily some of his most soulful work ever! Freddie started out as a bopper on Blue Note, but then made a great shift at Atlantic – exploring space and sound in a really wonderful way, and opening ... read more CD

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Freddie HubbardBundle Of Joy ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 12.98
A bundle of soul from Freddie Hubbard – one that has him blowing beautifully over full arrangements from Bert DeCoteux – the 70s super-soul maestro who really brings a new sound to Hubbard's music! The style's a bit smoother than other Freddie albums of the time, but still really great ... read more CD
Also available Bundle Of Joy ... LP 1.99

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Freddie HubbardSkagly ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 12.98
The title reads like a typo, but the album's a great set of smooth fusion from Freddie Hubbard – self-produced, and almost a summation of all the styles he'd mastered in the 70s! The session's never too over the top or too ambitious – just features Freddie working with a hip group in a ... read more CD

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Freddie HubbardSplash ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Freddie Hubbard makes a sweet splash for the 80s in this great little set – one of his last electric outings before a return to more acoustic modes! The vibe's a bit leaner than some of his late 70s albums, with most of the electricity coming from the bass, and from the keyboards by Chester ... read more CD

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Human Arts EnsembleUnder The Sun (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99
Chicago had the Art Ensemble of Chicago at the end of the 60s – and St Louis had the fantastic Human Arts Ensemble at the start of the 70s – a wonderfully creative jazz group who shared a lot of the same ideas of improvisation and artistic freedom as the AACM up in the Windy City! This ... read more CD
(A fantastic package – done with the pasted-on image of the original numbered LP pressing – right down to a pasted-on envelope on the back!)

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Bobbi HumphreyCity Beat ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $14.99
An under-discovered batch of jazzy soul from Bobbi Humphrey – an artist we love for her 70s work on Blue Note and Epic, still sounding pretty great here in the late 80s! The overall style of the album's a bit different than Bobbi's 70s work – more in a Patrice Rushen blend of 80s ... read more CD
(Part of the "Malaco – The Truth Of Southern Soul Definitive Collection" series!)

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Stan Hunter & Sonny FortuneTrip On The Strip ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... $6.99 12.98
A rare gem on 60s Prestige Records – and one of the earliest records to feature the incredible talents of reedman Sonny Fortune! Sonny burst into fame in the 70s as a spiritual player with a really freewheeling groove – but this late 60s date has Fortune in the company of Hammond ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Dick HymanMoon Gas ... CD
MGM/Captain High (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
One of the greatest albums that Dick Hyman ever recorded – a mad mix of keyboards that more than lives up to its name and its wonderful cover! The album has Dick playing instruments that include electronic organs, keyboards, and ondioline – working in a "moon" oriented style ... (Now Sound, Jazz) read more CD

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Harumi IbeTantei Jimusho 23 Kutabare Akutodomo ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $29.99
Think the French new wave had a lock on jazz soundtracks? Think again, because the Japanese scene of the 60s was full of them – including this sublime set from 1963! Most numbers here are jazz tracks played by a great small combo – one that's got tremendous energy all the way through! ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD

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Idle HandsSolid Moments ... CD
Posi tone, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
There's nothing idle about these hands – as the group have a tightness that makes you think they've been together for years – which is maybe partly the case, as many of the artists are part of the great and ever-growing legacy of the Posi-Tone label! And while the company has given us ... read more CD

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Klaus IgnatzekJacaranda ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
Pianist Klaus Ignatzek is kind of a secret hero of ours – a great player on his own, but also a really great leader – one who always has a special ear for putting a group together, and bringing out the best in the musicians on his sessions! This record is a great example of that talent ... read more CD

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Masaru ImadaCarnival (with bonus track) ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
Masaru Imada gets a bit tropical here, but also picks up some great help on horns – thanks to guest work from the Brecker Brothers, whose performance on a few tracks really help give the set a strong soul fusion vibe! The core sounds come from Imada's quintet – which has the leader ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Irreversible EntanglementsWho Sent You ... CD
International Anthem/Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Damn incredible work from Irreversible Entanglements – a Philly group, but one who definitely belong in the special, small universe of the International Anthem label from Chicago! This set is even more fierce, more focused than their great debut – burning with righteous energy from a ... read more CD
Also available Who Sent You ... LP 20.99

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Kayo IshuLiving Scat – Neo Standards ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
Breezy and easy vocals from Japan – a collection of recordings made by singer Kayo Ishu from the late 60s and 1970s – not really "scat" in a conventional style, but cool wordless vocals with a sweet jazzy feel! The 19 track set brings together tunes from a variety of ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Kayo IshuLiving Scat Elegance ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969/1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful little CD – especially if you like dreamy French soundtrack work from the 60s! Kayo Ishu sings a variety of tunes from famous 60s soundtracks, but about a quarter of the set is work by the mighty Francis Lai – done in a moody, mellow style that's right in keeping with his ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Fumio ItabashiImpact ... CD
Paddle Wheel/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $22.99
Pianist Fumio Itabashi's definitely making an impact with this record – pushing his music even farther than before with some inventive, creative arrangements that make strong use of trumpet, trombone, and tenor sax! Itabashi's piano is at the core of the record, but he's moving in ways that ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Fumio ItabashiRed Apple ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $22.99
A nicely biting session from Japanese pianist Fumio Itabashi – a set that rounds out his trio with guest alto sax and guitar on a few of the cuts, which makes for a fuller, more driven sound overall! There's definitely a soulful groove to the set – kind of an 80s soulbop mode overall ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (plus Sing Baby Sing) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Two rare Storyville albums from the tremendous vocal team of Jackie & Roy – back to back in a single set! First up is the self titled Jackie & Roy – one of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Milt JacksonJazz N Samba ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99
This may not be Milt Jackson's purest album – but oh how we love it! Milt's working here more in a Verve pop jazz mode than a highbrow third stream one – with bossa backings on about half the album, and good small combo work on the rest. The first half features Jimmy Heath on tenor, ... read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Ahmad JamalTranquility/Outertimeinnerspace ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1968/1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Two overlooked gems from pianist Ahmad Jamal – back to back on a single CD! Tranquility is a really wonderful post-Chess album from pianist Ahmad Jamal – a set that's maybe got a bit more bite than some of his earlier work, and which features a bold groove that really points the way ... read more CD

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Bob JamesOnce Upon A Time – The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions ... CD
Resonance, 1965. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Rare material from pianist Bob James – and tracks that are a lot different than his funky Fender Rhodes albums of the 70s! The set is the first-ever issued of work recorded at Columbia University in 1965 – and the vibe is a bit like James' album for Mercury Records around the same time ... read more CD
Also available Once Upon A Time – The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions (180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 24.99

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Jazz DefendersScheming ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The first we've ever heard from the Jazz Defenders – but a record that makes it feel like the group has been together for years – as the songs explode with all sorts of fresh ideas and individual voices – all while the whole thing stays in strongly soulful, swinging territory! ... read more CD
Also available Scheming ... LP 22.99

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Alain Jean-MarieComplete Biguine Reflections – 1992 to 2013 (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 4CD ... $19.99 29.99
A wonderful package – one that brings together five excellent albums from pianist Alan Jean-Marie – an important player on the French scene, but one who never full gets his due on this side of the Atlantic! The set begins with Jean-Marie's first album of Biguine Reflections – a ... read more CD

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Erik JekabsonOne Note At A Time ... CD
Wide Hive, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
One of the strongest sessions we've heard from trumpeter Erik Jekabson – working here with a sextet, and maybe a bit more sense of force than before – especially on the numbers where the group really hits a groove! Erik plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and the lineup features Dave Ellis ... read more CD

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Maria Joao & Aki TakaseLooking For Love ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1987. New Copy ... $7.99
Maria Joao is one of the most unique vocal talents in jazz – a singer who's partly inspired by the new freedoms of the more experimental female jazz vocalists of the 70s, but one who also draws a lot from the hippest Brazilian singers too! There's an approach here that mixes together Sheila ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Per Texas JohanssonStrak Pa Himlen Och Stora Hus ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
An insanely wonderful step forward for reedman Per Texas Johansson – a musician that we've loved on other records from the Moserobie label, but who's never sounded this fantastic before! Johansson's still got a strong focus on his reedwork and soundshapes – but the style of the group ... read more CD
Also available Strak Pa Himlen Och Stora Hus (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Per Texas Johansson/Torbjorn Zetterberg/Konrad AgnasOrakel ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful little record – of the sort it feels like the Moserobie label was created to record – jazz that's not totally free or improvised, but which is also doing way more than conventional swing as well – served up by a trio with a perfect sense of creative cohesion! The ... read more CD

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Bobby JonesHill Country Suite ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
Reedman Bobby Jones is a player who hardly ever got to record as a leader – but one who always managed to really move our soul when he did! This album may well be Bobby's masterpiece – a record that features his tenor, plus a bit of clarinet, in an open trio setting with Freddie Waits ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Prime post-Coltrane material from Elvin Jones – featuring his "power trio" style of operation, with one great sax player out front, and Jones kicking it in the back with the bass player! In this case, the sax player is George Coleman – who's really finding a voice of his own ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Elvin JonesMain Force ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Drummer Elvin Jones is listed as the main force on the cover – but as with all of his 70s albums, the whole outing is very much a strong group affair – thanks to a killer core quartet that features Ryo Kawasaki on guitar, Pat LaBarbera on reeds and Dave Williams on bass – working ... read more CD

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✨✧ Elvin Jones & Richard DavisHeavy Sounds ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Heavy Sounds, indeed – a beautiful little set of dark-edged soul jazz from the mid 60s – co-led by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Elvin Jones! The sound here is a bit different than any work ever released by either player as a leader – and is almost more in the vein of Blue ... read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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Elvin Jones with Jan Hammer & Gene PerlaElvin Jones Is On The Mountain ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
An overlooked gem from Elvin Jones' mid 70s years – and a sweet fusion jammer that has the best kick of the classics on the PM label! The group's a trio, with Jones on drums, Gene Perla on bass, and Jan Hammer on drums – and Elvin may be the leader of the set, but the real strength of ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)
 
 



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