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OpaBack Home – The Lost 1975 Sessions (plus bonus track) ... CD
Lion, 1972/1975. New Copy ... $6.99
Wicked funky fusion from Opa – with loads of great electric moments! Although originally from Uruguay, Opa are best known for their Brazilian-tinged albums on Fantasy during the mid 70s, but this album presents the group in the years before that time – working in a style that's rougher ... read more CD

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Open SkyOpen Sky ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
A lesser-known side of early work from the great Dave Liebman – a very hip trio that also features Frank Tusa on bass and Bob Moses on drums and kalimba! The sound is very open, very spacious, and surprisingly spiritual – more so than some of Liebman's other work, especially in later ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Open SkySpirit In The Sky ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A powerful little trio – and one of the boldest setting that reedman Dave Liebman recorded in during the 70s! The Open Sky combo features Dave on a range of reeds – tenor, soprano, and alto flute – plus a bit of acoustic piano and percussion too – often working with these ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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OregonIn Concert ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Beautiful live work from Oregon – a concert performance that somehow seems to provide an even more beautiful than usual setting for their special combination of talents! The group's flow is fantastic throughout – mixing the percussive elements of Collin Walcott on sitar, tablas, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ OregonOur First Record ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The fantastic first outing of Oregon as a quartet – recorded right after the group's initial work with the Paul Winter Consort – but not released until a decade after the material was first put down to tape! Oregon had already reached greater fame by the time of the record's issue in ... read more CD

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OregonViolin ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
The title's a reference to the special presence of Polish violinist Zbigniew Siefert, who joins Oregon for the set – and it's also the name of the side-long track on the first half of the record – a surprisingly beautiful long improvisation by the entire group! Given the way that ... read more CD

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Oregon with Elvin JonesTogether ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Drummer Elvin Jones joins the groundbreaking Oregon trio – and rather than making the set a record that's dominated by the star, Elvin nicely finds the right sort of way to really mix his talents with the group! Jones in the 70s could be pretty dynamic as a leader – but here, he's ... read more CD

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Mike Osborne with Harry Miller & Tony LevinBirmingham Jazz Concert ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Unreleased genius from British altoist Mike Osborne – and a set that easily matches his classic albums of the 70s! The double-length set was recorded live in the mid 70s, and is issued here for the first time – a wonderfully tight trio outing that features Osborne's alto alongside the ... read more CD

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Out To Dinner (Michael Dease, Behn Gillece, & Others)Different Flavors ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A fantastic all-star group of players who've recorded separately for the Posi-Tone label – coming together here with a very fresh sound! You'll definitely recognize a few names in the quintet – which features Michael Dease on trombone, Behn Gillece on vibes, Tim Green on alto, Boris ... read more CD

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Ulysses Owens JrSongs Of Freedom – The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, & Joni Mitchell ... CD
Resilience, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Key proof that great songs never get old – and maybe even more, that the political messages of yesterday still have plenty of power today! Drummer Ulysses Owens mines the righteous territory of the 60s and 70s here – bringing together songs originally performed by Nina Simone, Abbey ... read more CD

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Palm UnitDon't Buy Ivory Anymore – The Music Of Henri Texier ... CD
Komos (France), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Palm Unit began their recorded career with a great tribute to French jazz legend Jef Gilson – but here, they maybe sound even more amazing – in an album that takes on the tunes of bassist Henri Texier, but with results that are completely the group's own! Bass definitely figures in the ... read more CD

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Jason PalmerJason Palmer At Wally's Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Trumpeter Jason Palmer has given us some great creative projects in recent years – but this time around, he's in a wonderfully back-to-basics mode – working with an excellent combo in a small club in Boston – on long tracks that really stretch out and let us hear his imaginative ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jason PalmerSweet Love – Jason Palmer Plays Anita Baker ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Jason Palmer strikes an Anita Baker pose on the cover, and takes on her music as well – but all in a jazz-based style that's completely his own, and which follows up strongly on his tribute albums to Janell Monae and Minnie Riperton! The group is nice and lean – a quartet with Domi ... read more CD

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Eddie PalmieriFull Circle ... CD
Ropeadope/Uprising, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Fantastic work from Eddie Palmieri – sounding here as if he hasn't changed a thing since the 70s! With most artists, that would be a critique – but given that during the 70s, Eddie was constantly ablaze with creative activity, and always pushing his boundaries – we mean that ... (Latin, Jazz) read more CD

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Evan Parker & KineticsChiasm ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
Saxophonist Evan Parker has always been a wonderfully collaborative talent – fantastic on his own, but also very able to improvise at a fantastic level within any sort of group – so that he never dominates, and instead only seems to act as a force that seems to bring out the best in all ... read more CD

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Evan Parker & Matthew Wright + Trance MapCrepuscule In Nickelsdorf ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A really unusual setting for the soprano saxophone talents of Evan Parker – and one that definitely unlocks some of the more textural shapesounds in his music! Parker works here alongside Matthew Wright on turntable and live sampling – and the Trance Map trio of Adam Linson, John Coxon ... read more CD

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Jeff ParkerRelatives ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2005. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Great early post-millennium outing from Tortoise's Jeff Parker! This set for Thrill Jockey sounds great with the addition of Sam Barsheshet to the group on Rhodes and Wurlitzer. Drummer/percussionist Chad Taylor and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Lopes fill out the group. Parker's style is ... read more CD

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Leo ParkerRollin With Leo ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy ... $14.99
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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William ParkerVoices Fall From The Sky (3CD set) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2018. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 29.98
A really wonderful collection of music from the legendary bassist William Parker – and one that finally brings a light to an under-illuminated side of his talents – his work with different singers over his long and creative career, all collected together here in a great 3CD set! Make ... read more CD

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✨✧ William Parker/In Order To SurviveLive/Shapeshifter ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 20.98
William Parker works here with his excellent In Order To Survive quartet – a fantastic lineup that features Rob Brown on alto sax, Cooper-Moore on piano, and Hamid Drake on drums – a very fluid, very well-matched group who are able to follow Parker in his farthest musical explorations! ... read more CD

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John PattonAccent On The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the last John Patton albums for Blue Note, and one of the best! A young James "Blood" Ulmer's on guitar, and Marvin Cabell (who we only know from Patton LPs) is on tenor and flute. The sound is deep and soulful, and despite the "accent on the blues" of the title, the ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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John PattonGot A Good Thing Goin ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
A classic by Big John Patton! The master organ player is joined by Grant Green on guitar, and the much-overlooked drummer Hugh Walker – a fantastic player on the kit, little known, but who played with this incredible "skipping" groove – one that sounds that reminds us a lot ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)
Also available Got A Good Thing Goin' ... LP 59.99

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John PattonLet 'Em Roll ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderfully wicked meeting of the minds – and a legendary bit of soul jazz from organist Big John Patton! The core of the record features the usual Patton groove – with John on Hammond, Grant Green on guitar, and Otis Finch on drums – but added to that mix is Bobby Hutcherson ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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John PattonWay I Feel ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $14.99
A record that's every bit as cool as its cover – and one of the strongest Blue Note sessions from Hammond organ legend Big John Patton! The tracks are long, and have a great loping rhythm – a groove that Patton creates by using the bass pedals alongside the drums of Ben Dixon – a ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Nicholas PaytonRelaxin With Nick ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 21.98
A really unique album from trumpeter Nicholas Payton – a musician who's given us plenty of major label records over the years, but who really sounds different here in a stripped-down set for the Smoke Sessions label! The album's just a trio date – with the sublime rhythm duo of Peter ... read more CD

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Duke PearsonAngel Eyes ... CD
Jazz Line/Muzak (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare pre-Blue Note session from Duke Pearson – very mellow, very soulful, and with a quality that's unlike most of his later work! The album's a trio side, recorded for the Jazzline label, and it features Pearson on piano, Thomas Howard on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums – the last ... read more CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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Duke PearsonNow Hear This ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
Duke Pearson knocks it out of the park with this one – perfectly summing up all the new ideas in jazz arranging and large ensemble work he'd been exploring at Blue Note – and pushing things way way past his previous small group material as well! The album's quite different than most ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Florian PellissierBijou Voyou Caillou – From Jazz Club To Night Club ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
The best album yet from one of the hippest groups working on the French scene today – a group that really explodes with modal and spiritual energy that take us back to the 70s – but who also have a lean, focused sense of delivery that's all their own! The group's led by Florian ... read more CD
Also available Bijou Voyou Caillou – From Jazz Club To Night Club ... LP 24.99

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Art PepperPromise Kept – The Complete Artist House Recordings (So In Love/Artworks/New York Album/Stardust/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Artists House/Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $49.99 55.98
Five tremendous albums from saxophone genius Art Pepper – presented here with a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is So In Love – beautiful late work from Art Pepper – one of his albums recorded for the well-done Artist House label, and a set that's maybe got a different vibe ... read more CD

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PerceptionLive At Le Stadium ... CD
Souffle Continu (France), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Unreleased live work from this fantastic French group of the 70s – a free jazz quartet, but one with a key difference – and that difference is the Fender Rhodes of Siegfried Kessler! Kessler's a monster on both electric and acoustic piano – which he uses on the set as well – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Bobby KappIneffable Joy ... CD
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the best showcases we've heard for the tenor sax work of Ivo Perelman in years – an open, blue-tinged performance that seems to open up his horn with a lot more soul than we remember! Of course, some of the credit certainly goes to the other partners on the date – Matthew Shipp ... read more CD

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Houston PersonI'm Just A Lucky So & So ... CD
High Note, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Houston Person is definitely a lucky so and so – blessed with a fantastic tone on the tenor sax, which he's kept strong through decades of recording – at a level that makes this record every bit of a gem as some of Houston's classics from years back! The album's done in a very classic ... read more CD

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Oscar PettifordWe Get The Message ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. New Copy ... $18.99
Never-heard work from the legendary bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded at a time when he was making some very big waves on the European scene! During the 50s, Pettiford not only helped revolutionize the role of the bass in jazz, but also helped bring that instrument to new possibilities in ... read more CD

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Barre PhillipsMountainscapes ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A very different setting than some of the more spacious Barre Phillips albums of the 70s – as this set has him working in a mixed electric/acoustic mode – with a core quartet that features John Surman on baritone, soprano, and bass clarinet – plus Stu Martin on drums and Dieter ... read more CD

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PicnicPicnic ... CD
Data/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1985. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Free jazz, and lots lots more – a lost nugget from an especially creative period in the Dutch scene, headed up by cellist Tristan Honsinger! At some level, the music echoes other improvised work by Honsinger – but at others, it also reflects the criss-crossing of genres and scenes that ... read more CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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PipelinePipeline ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2000. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The long-overdue issue of the only recording by this lost Chicago/Swedish project – a massive lineup of young avant players from the start of the millenium – similar in construction to the Peter Brotzman Tentet, but working here with a very different sound! The group came together over ... read more CD

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Chris Pitsiokos/Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn ZetterbergChild Of Illusion ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
Freely improvised sounds from a trio that features bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg and trumpeter Susana Santos Silva – both musicians we've loved together in the past – joined here by alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos, who seems to give them a much freer sound overall! The tracks are very ... read more CD

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Eliana Pittman & Booker PittmanAo Vivo Na Boate Porao 73 ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
Vintage live material from the duo of singer Eliana Pittman and saxophonist Booker Pittman – one of the cooler musical pairs in Brazil during the 60s! Pittman plays soprano sax in a way that's worth the price of admission alone – steeped in the older sounds of the Sidney Bechet ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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Polish Jazz QuartetPolish Jazz Quartet Meets Studio M-2 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A lost chapter in 60s modern European jazz – recordings made by a very hip quartet, working amidst a larger setting created by Polish Radio! The core group features two key names – pianist Wojciech Karolak and saxophonist Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – both of whom recorded some ... read more CD

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Jimmy PonderAll Things Beautiful ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet soulful lines from guitarist Jimmy Ponder – working here in a warm set of bigger backings that almost give the record the same feel as classic late 60s outings from Wes Montgomery, or some of the CTI work by George Benson! Backings are put together by Brad Baker – in that same ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Tom PrehnAxiom 1 & 2 ... CD
Sonet/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the rarest free jazz albums of the European 60s scene – a set that was originally intended for release by Sonet Records, pressed up in test records for the musicians, then denied release because they felt that they'd already moved past the performance! Yet in the space of over 50 ... read more CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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✨✧ Noah PremingerAfter Life ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
An album of subtle majesty from tenorist Noah Preminger – done with a sound that builds and flows wonderfully – partly from the guitar work of Max Light, who may well be the lynchpin of the quintet! The switch of guitar for piano gives the whole thing a different vibe – as Light's ... read more CD

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Proportioned OrchestraOctober Newbe ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A really unique project from Detroit drummer Leonard King – a group that's based around a style he created with bassist Rodney Whitaker at the end of the 80s – but reformed here with three younger bassists in the combo! The group features three basses and King on drums – and ... read more CD

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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersHeat/Jungle Fire ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of killers from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to bck on a single CD! First up is Heat – a record that's beyond definition – as it combines Latin, soul, jazz, and even a few funky touches – all into one totally amazing sound! This one really gets all the ... (Latin, Jazz) read more CD

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Dudu Pukwana, Misha Mengelberg, & Han BenninkYi Yole ... CD
ICP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
A fantastic slice of sound from the legendary Dudu Pukwana – not his work with the famous Blue Notes combo, nor his globally-styled projects – but instead this searing free jazz date cut for the ICP label with Misha Mengelberg on piano and Hank Bennink on drums, clarinet, viola, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nadi QamarNuru Taa African Musical Idiom – Played On The Mama Likembi ... CD
Folkways, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A rare solo album from Nadi Qamar – an artist who's probably best known for his brief piano appearance with Charles Mingus, but who's working here on the Mama Likembi – an instrument of his own creation that's kind of like a big kalimba! From the information in the notes, it appears ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Ike QuebecBlue & Sentimental (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
Moody late night tenor musings by one of Blue Note's greatest talents of the early 60s! The album's a classic through and through – and the tenor of the mighty Ike Quebec is set up nicely in a solid quartet with Grant Green on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. ... read more CD

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Alvin QueenOP – A Tribute To Oscar Peterson ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A tribute to the late Oscar Peterson – but one that may well smoke more than any recording by the man himself – thanks to rock-solid work on drums from the great Alvin Queen! Queen's spent most of his life away from these shores, but he continues to blow us away with the inventiveness ... read more CD
Also available OP – A Tribute To Oscar Peterson ... LP 24.99

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Simon Nabatov QuintetLast Minute Theory ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A group that swings, but with a nice modern edge – sometimes more rhythmically forward, other times letting the melodic elements set the stage – all under the great direction of pianist Simon Nabatov, who leads a group with Tony Malaby on tenor and soprano sax, Brandon Seabrook on ... read more CD

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Sun RaAstro Black (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the darkest Sun Ra albums of the early 70s – and a set that's also a bit unusual in his catalog as well! The album was issued during Ra's run with Impulse Records – a period that mostly saw the label reissue previous records from the Saturn catalog – save for a rare few ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Astro Black (colored vinyl) ... LP 20.99

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Sun RaCrystal Spears (2018 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A really wonderful album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – recorded during their early 70s relationship with Impulse Records, but rejected by the label at the time – because the sound was too far ahead of its time! That lack is our gain, though – as the session's gone onto legendary ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Crystal Spears ... LP 20.99

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Sun RaExotica ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 24.98
A fantastic take on the music of Sun Ra – a set that looks at the way his sounds dovetailed with the exotica movement in American music of the postwar years! Given that he claimed to be from outer space, Ra was already pretty darn exotic himself – but his music also arose at a time ... read more CD
Also available Exotica (3LP set) ... LP 35.99

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Sun RaGod Is More Than Love Can Ever Be ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
One of the rarest 70s albums in the Sun Ra catalog – and one of the most unique, too – given that the format here is a piano trio, of the style often used by other jazz musicians – but completely transformed here in the hands of Ra! The music is sometimes straight, but always ... read more CD
Also available God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be ... LP 19.99

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Sun RaMonorails & Satellites Vols 1 to 3 – Works For Solo Piano ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.98
Fantastic material from the legendary Sun Ra – groundbreaking solo piano material, which shows a completely different side of his genius away from his work with the Arkestra! The package presents all volumes of Ra's seminal sides from 1966 – including a third volume, which has never ... read more CD
Also available Monorails & Satellites Vols 1 to 3 – Works For Solo Piano (3LP set) ... LP 31.99

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Sun RaPathways To Unknown Worlds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The final album issued by Impulse Records in their short-lived, ill-fated partnership with Sun Ra – and maybe the most far-reaching of the bunch! The album features three long tracks – all of them relatively open and unbridled – put together with less of a song structure than ... read more CD

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Sun RaWhen Angels Speak Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1963. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A wonderful session recorded in New York in 1963 – and featuring the band at its progressive best! The album has many dark overtones, and features a core group that includes Marshall Allen, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, and Pat Patrick – playing their usual horns, plus percussion, amidst ... read more CD

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✨✧ Radical Empathy Trio (Nels Cline/Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly)Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... CD
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Two long live improvisations by the Radical Empathy Trio – a group that features Nels Cline on guitars, Michael Wimberly on drums, and Thollen McDonas on a variety of keyboards! The sounds here are not unfamiliar if you've heard some of Cline's freer recordings – but even then, the ... read more CD

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Don RandiFeelin' Like Blues ... CD
World Pacific/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
Early work by Don Randi – recorded years before he'd become too ensconced in the LA studio scene, back when he was just a fresh faced young jazz musician – with a light touch and a real talent for an understated groove! The set's a nice little sleeper with some good mellow moments ... read more CD

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Phil RanelinPhil Ranelin Collected 2003 to 2019 ... CD
Wide Hive, 2000s/2010s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
An incredible late-life chapter from trombonist Phil Ranelin – a musician who first flourished on the Detroit scene of the 70s, as part of the Tribe Records underground in that city – and one who dropped off the radar of most folks until a huge revival in the past two decades, spurred ... read more CD

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Enrico RavaEasy Living ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2004. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A nicely mature album from trumpeter Enrico Rava – one that really explores the space between the notes, and which has Rava in the company of a very well-matched quintet! Enrico always had a sense of "less is more" in his horn, right from the start – but that quality only ... read more CD
Also available Easy Living ... CD 6.99

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Red KiteRed Kite ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A heady slice of psych jazz from Norwegian combo Red Kite – a group with strong to ties to Norway's free jazz scene and a way of pairing that kind of adventurous experimentalism with heavy psych and prog influences! Kicking off their self-titled album with a heavy take on Alice Coltrane's ... read more CD

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Joshua Redman & Brooklyn RiderSun On Sand ... CD
Nonesuch, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A beautiful record from tenorist Joshua Redman – and quite different than some of his other recent sets too – as the album has a core jazz trio augmented by work from the Brooklyn Rider string quartet! The album's not the traditional string quartet set, and it's also not a "with ... read more CD

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Dizzy ReeceStar Bright ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $14.99
The greatest of Dizzy Reece's 3 LPs for Blue Note – and it's also the hardest to find! The British trumpeter is playing here with a group that is totally classic hardbop Blue Note – and which includes Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Eric ReedEverybody Gets The Blues ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Really great work from pianist Eric Reed – a musician who's been recording for years, but who feels here as if he's unlocked a whole new creative side of his personality! The album's got a number of strengths that stand out right away – firstly in that Reed plays both piano and Fender ... read more CD

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Hans ReichelBonobo ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A seminal album from Hans Reichel – a musician who might be to free jazz what John Fahey was to acoustic music – a player who can at once be immediately modern and completely timeless in his approach – working here in a way that opens up the instrument beyond any conventional ... read more CD

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Hans ReichelWichlinghauser Blues ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Overlooked work by one of the true guitar geniuses of the 70s – an artist who should be right up there with Derek Bailey and Fred Frith – especially with groundbreaking work of this nature! Hans Reichel has a very unique approach to the electric – one that's both very deft on the ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis & Tim DaisyDodecahedron ... CD
Aerophonic, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Drummer Tim Daisy and saxophonist Dave Rempis have been recording together for over a decade – but this time around, they do a great job of balancing out their own duo work with help from a variety of other Chicago improvising musicians! The set features 2CDs – the first of which is ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, & Arveeayl RaAphelion ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A trio of tracks by a tremendous trio – the wonderfully spiritual combo of Dave Rempis on saxes, Avreeayl Ra on percussion, and Joshua Abrams on bass, small harp, and guimbri! Abrams' presence is really felt here – and his growth towards even more soulful styles in recent years seems ... read more CD

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Dave Rempis/Matt Piet/Tim DaisyThrow Tomatoes ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Two fantastic improvisations from the Chicago scene – both featuring the well-known talents of Dave Rempis on saxes and Tim Daisy on drums – plus the rising genius of Matt Piet on piano! Piet's a name we've only begun to pay attention to – but his bold sense of freedom here ... read more CD

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetDon Rendell/Ian Carr Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
A masterpiece of British jazz from the end of the 60s – a set that doesn't need to answer at all to any of the jazz styles coming from America at the time – as it's sound and vision is so bold, so unique, it's a completely massive statement on its own! The set may well represent the ... read more CD
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Also available Don Rendell/Ian Carr Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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ResavoirResavoir ... CD
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A beautiful International Anthem debut from Resavoir – a group led by Will Miller, a musician who's equally skilled at both keyboards and trumpet – and who often plays in a style that sometimes makes it hard to tell which sound is coming from which instrument! In other words, there's ... read more CD
Also available Resavoir ... LP 18.99

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Cene Resnik Free Stellar Trio with Rob MazurekAge Of Chaos ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One long piece, played with searing intensity by the trio of Cene Resnik on tenor, Giorgio Pacorig on piano, and Mark Lasic on drums – joined here by Rob Mazurek on some great pocket trumpet too! The piece builds with this resonant interplay between all four forces in the quartet – and ... read more CD

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Buddy RichLast Blues Album ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Nothing "blues" about this set – as Buddy Rich is working with some of the best soul jazz players of the Groove Merchant label – on a set that's one of his few small combo albums from the 70s! The vibe is very relaxed and laidback, and even Buddy's tight drumming can't over-hy ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
A legendary meeting of these two jazz talents – and knowing the famous temper of Buddy Rich, this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Kidding aside, though, the set's a very unusual one for Buddy – as the group here features players normally associated with Max Roach – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mike RichmondLa Vie En Rose ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Rich, round tones from Mike Richmond – one of the few improvising cellists we know in jazz – a musician who can pluck the instrument with all the depth of a bassist, and whose work here takes us back to classics in the tiny genre by Ron Carter, Oscar Pettiford, and Eldee Young! The ... read more CD

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Doug RileyDreams ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A dream of a record from Doug Riley – one of the few the Canadian pianist ever cut as a leader, done with a mix of acoustic and electric piano that's totally great! The music has a nice mix of dynamic energy, of the sort you'd ear on other PM Records releases – and some mellower, more ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection seriece!)

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Herlin RileyPerpetual Optimism ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
Great work from Herlin Riley – a drummer with plenty of New Orleans in his roots, but also a jazzman who never tries to hit you over the head with that legacy either! There's definitely a complexity in the rhythms that reflects Herlin's background – but the modes of expression are more ... read more CD

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✨✧ Stephen RileyOleo ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Magnificent long-blown solos from tenorist Stephen Riley – on an album named after a Sonny Rollins tune, and which definitely carries a bit of the Rollins approach in its sound! Yet the album's also got plenty of Riley's strengths in the mix, too – that great raspy sound he can get on ... read more CD

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Eve Risser, Benjamin Duboc, & Edward PerraudEn Corps ... CD
Dark Tree (France), 2012. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Very heady sounds from this hip French trio – one who go further than even the usual avant piano combo, by using a prepared version of the instrument for part of the set! Eve Risser handles the keys – and the piano is both standard, although played with very unusual inflections, and ... read more CD

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Freddie RoachGood Move ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Freddie Roach always makes a good move on his Blue Note sessions – going for a lean and tight style on the organ that never fails to please! On this set, he's working with a mixed group of hardbop and soul jazz players that includes two Blue Note heavyweights – Blue Mitchell on trumpet ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Four – Memphis ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
The fantastic fourth installment in the Coin Coin project by Matana Roberts – issued quite a few years after the third, but well worth the wait! Matana recently described herself as an "arts adventurer" – and that's a pretty great term for her role on the record, which is far ... read more CD

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Freddy RobinsonBluesology ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wild funk from guitarist Freddy Robinson – hardly the "bluesology" you'd guess from the title! Sure, Freddie started his career as a blues guitarist on early Chess sessions – but during the early 70s, he cut some monster funky recordings for Stax, recordings that had a bluesy ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedro MartinezDuologue ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
A record that's recorded by a duo, but one that's got a much fuller sound than you might expect – thanks to the magic of overdub, and to some great production help from Quincy Jones! Alfredo Rodriguez plays piano, Fender Rhodes, and keyboards – Pedro Martinez plays percussion – ... read more CD

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Sonny RollinsComplete Sonny Rollins In Japan ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $36.99
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums of the 70s – a Japanese-only live date that features some excellent work on both tenor and soprano sax! The group has a really great feel – thanks to congas by Mtume and guitar from Yoshiaki Masuo – both of whom bring some new elements to Rollins' ... read more CD
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Wallace RoneyBlue Dawn – Blue Nights ... CD
High Note, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Fantastic trumpet work from the great Wallace Roney – the kind of record that really lets the legend show his strengths in the best sort of way – with plenty of those trademark long-blown, well-inflected notes that have always graced his music! The set is definitely blue – blue ... read more CD

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Wallace RoneyMunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
Underground grooving from trumpeter Wallace Roney – one of the excellent albums he recorded for the Muse label in the 90s – a wonderfully well-rounded set that's a tremendous tribute to his tone! The group here is every bit as great as Wallace's work in the frontline – Ravi ... read more CD

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RovaSaxophone Diplomacy ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
An important early album from the Rova Quartet – one that earns the diplomacy in its title in two different ways – first because it features recordings from a tour that the group made to Soviet bloc nations during the cold war years – and second because it was one of their first ... read more CD

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Vanessa RubinDream Is You – Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron ... CD
Nibur, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best albums in years from jazz singer Vanessa Rubin – a very hip set dedicated to the music of Tadd Dameron, which makes for a collection of tunes that go way past the usual! Plus, in addition to a great set of songs, the album also features direction from Cecil Bridgewater – ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Charles Rumback/Jim Baker/James Singleton/Greg WardCadillac Turns ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.00
An album recorded under the leadership of drummer Charles Rumback – but a set that might also be the most revelatory work we've ever heard from pianist Jim Baker too! Rumback wrote all the tunes on the set – these open, long-flowing numbers that have a strongly spiritual component ... read more CD

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Eddie RussFresh Out! ... CD
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 22.99
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano ... read more CD

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Jamie SaftHidden Corners ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Pianist Jamie Saft is building up a great name as a collaborator with older jazz musicians – really finding a way to unlock the best aspects, or "hidden corners", of their talents – and that's definitely the case here, in a very fluid quartet setting with the great Dave ... read more CD
Also available Hidden Corners ... LP 23.99

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Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby PreviteYou Don't Know The Life ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Keyboardist Jamie Saft works here with a mighty great trio – one that features older giants Steve Swallow on electric bass and Bobby Previte on drums – all bringing a great sense of energy to Saft's own work on Hammond organ, Whitehall organ, and Baldwin electric harpsichord! The ... read more CD
Also available You Don't Know The Life ... LP 23.99

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David SanchezCarib ... CD
Melaza/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
David Sanchez kicks off the album's liner notes with a great discussion on the African diaspora and its influence on music – one that's always been strongly felt in David's recordings, but which seems to come through even more strongly here! The record's definitely jazz, but borrows lots of ... read more CD
Also available Carib ... LP 23.99

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Pharoah SandersThembi ... CD
Impulse, 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 17.98
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very ... read more CD

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Arturo SandovalChristmas At Notre Dame ... CD
Universal, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Maybe the first-ever Christmas album from trumpeter Arturo Sandoval – a set recorded at Notre Dame University in the US, not the cathedral in Paris – and one that reflects Sandoval's warmly collaborative relationship with musical forces at the school! The arrangements are relatively ... (Holiday Music, Jazz) read more CD

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Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterburg/Hampus LinIf Nothing Else ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99
A wonderful continuation of the spirit of the previous collaboration between trumpet and flugelhorn player Susana Santos Silva and bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg – but a record that also adds in a cool extra element with the organ of Hampus Lindwall too! The music has this spacious, open ... read more CD

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Hiroshi SatoOrient ... CD
Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... read more CD

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Shungo SawadaFool On The Hill ... CD
RCA/Victor (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
Groovy instrumental work from late 60s Japan – a set that features guitar from Shungo Sawada, and a feel that's a bit like some of Wes Montgomery's best large group sets for A&M or Verve! The core combo features Sawada on guitar, plus piano and organ from Maeda Norio – brought ... read more CD
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Shungo Sawada QuartetFormation ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
Searingly soulful work from the group of guitarist Shungo Sawada – a player we mostly know from his groovy instrumental sides of the 60s, but who sounds plenty darn hip in this setting! The record has a nice sort of soul jazz groove on most numbers – one that takes Shungo's warmer ... read more CD
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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinMission Impossible & Other Thrilling Themes – Jazz Club ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
One of the grooviest cats of the 60s – heard here in an amazing array of jazz, bossa, and soundtrack recordings! Lalo Schifrin first rose to fame working in the group of Dizzy Gillespie, but by the time of these sides he was already stepping out strongly on his own – as one of the ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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