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Takehiro HondaSalaam Salaam ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Brilliant work from one of our favorite Japanese jazz artists of the 70s – and a warmly soulful batch of acoustic tunes from pianist Takehiro Honda! The sound here is much more far-reaching and exploratory than most of Honda's other work – a bit in a McCoy Tyner, post-Coltrane mode ... read more CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)

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Noah HowardLive At The Swing Club – Torino Italy ... CD
Ricordi/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the most spiritual sessions we've ever heard from Noah Howard – a real gem from his 70s years on the European scene – and a record that takes all his previous avant explorations and gives them even more focus than before! The group's got a great way of building up a cosmic sense ... read more CD

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Gregory HoweGregory Howe ... CD
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A very different set from Gregory Howe – an artist who you might know from jazz recordings as part of the Wide Hive Players, and on other projects for that label as well – stepping out here as a surprisingly compelling singer/songwriter in a whole new mode! Gregory supplied the lyrics ... (Rock, Jazz) read more CD

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Freddie HubbardOpen Sesame (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Seminal work from Freddie Hubbard – an early hardbop session that features some great work by Tina Brooks on tenor, piano by McCoy Tyner, and rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass Clifford Jarvis on drums! And although Freddie's great at this early point in his career – playing ... read more CD
(24 bit remastering by Rudy Van Gelder.)
Also available Open Sesame ... LP 19.99

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Bobbi HumphreyFancy Dancer ... CD
Blue Note, 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
Sublime genius from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – a record we'd rank right up there with her classic Blacks & Blues set – and like that one, another fantastic collaboration with producer Larry Mizell! The groove here is tremendous throughout – a heady mix of Bobbi's ... read more CD

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Bobbi HumphreySatin Doll ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
Fabulous stuff – one of the legendary albums that funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey cut with producer Larry Mizell! The record's a prime example of the Mizell genius at work – as Larry's arranged these fantastic backdrops for Bobbi's flute – soaring keyboard lines, layers and ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Satin Doll ... LP 7.99

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McClenty Hunter JrGroove Hunter ... CD
Strikezone, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe the first album we've ever seen from drummer McClenty Hunter – but a set that's already got some heavyweight talent on board to help! Hunter's got a sound that's as sharp as his image on the cover – a classic approach to hardbop, underscored by some of the songs chosen for the ... read more CD

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Bobby HutchersonComponents ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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Bobby HutchersonLive At Montreux ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the most wonderful 70s albums from Bobby Hutcherson – and one of the most deeply spiritual, too! As with others in Blue Note's Montreux series, the tracks are long and very open – with a different flavor than the artists' studio work. Hutcherson works with a hip small group ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note LA Revivals series!)

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Bobby HutchersonStick-Up! ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
The sticks are up, and Bobby Hutcherson is at the top of his game – hitting a whole new groove here in this sublime session of modal numbers for Blue Note – a slightly warmer set than his more modern albums of the "new thing" years, and a great indication of the directions he'd ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)Balance ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Really fantastic material from legendary pianist Abdullah Ibrahim – a set cut with a larger group of musicians, which we like even more than Ibrahim's work in a solo or trio format! The group here is his Ekaya ensemble – who flesh out Abdullah's larger musical ideas in a really great ... read more CD
Also available Balance ... LP 23.99

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ICP TentetTetterettet ... CD
Instant Composers Pool/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
A landmark record from the Dutch jazz scene – one that takes all the strong 70s years of free improvisation in that world, and helps it find a new sort of focus! As fans of the scene know, ICP stands for Instant Composers Pool – writing while improvising on the spot – a notion ... read more CD

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Ilmiliekki QuartetLand Of Real Men ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
The long-overdue return of a combo that had a huge impact on the sound of jazz on the Scandinavian scene over the past decade or two – given that its members have been involved in such important projects as Five Corners Quintet, Tuomo, Oddarang, and the Timo Lassy combo! Yet at the core, ... read more CD
Also available Land Of Real Men (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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Imaginary Numbers (Joe McPhee)Imaginary Numbers ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A really old school trio setting – one that has a loose, open, freely exploratory vibe that really takes us back to the loft jazz generation – as the musicians work in very creative territory that really shows their individual spirits, yet still also come together strongly as a whole! ... read more CD

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Infinite Spirit MusicLive Without Fear ... CD
Ancient Afrika/Jazzman (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautifully spiritual work from this obscure Chicago group from the late 70s – an AACM ensemble, and quite possibly one of the most soulful we've ever heard! There's a really spare, earthy approach to the work here – one that uses percussion, piano, and saxes from Light Henry Huff ... read more CD

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Akira IshikawaBack To Rhythm ... CD
Sony/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Heavy funk from a hip Japanese combo – one that features lots of drums and percussion from leader Akira Ishikawa, plus plenty of guitar, keyboards, and hard-riffing horns! Akira's taking most of his cues here from American funk of the early 70s – work by Incredible Bongo Band, BT ... read more CD
Also available Back To Rhythm ... LP 18.99

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Vijay Iyer & Craig TabornTransitory Poems ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Two of the more important pianists of recent years, performing here together in a set of live duets – most of which have a relatively improvised, relatively free approach – maybe even more than more familiar albums from either player! There's definitely a sense of ECM space in the ... read more CD

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JabberloopJazz Messen 2 ... CD
Space Shower (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
It's been a few years since we've heard from Jabberloop, but these guys haven't lost any of their charms at all – and, in fact, maybe seem even more dedicated to their sound than ever before! Jabberloop first rose up during that moment when the Tokyo scene had some great club jazz combos ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Milt JacksonSunflower/Goodbye ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two CTI label gems from vibist Milt Jackson – back to back on a single CD! Sunflower is proof that Milt Jackson was easily the hippest member of the Modern Jazz Quartet – and one of the few who could really open up into different sounds away from that combo! This sweet 70s set for CTI ... read more CD

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Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (Keepnews collection with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. New Copy ... $4.99
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although ... read more CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Bags Meets Wes! ... LP 19.99

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Willis JacksonAfter Hours (Loose/Soul Grabber) ... CD
Prestige, 1963/1967. New Copy ... $5.99 18.98
Don't be put off by the title of the set – because it's not some snoozy "after hours" album of ballads! Instead, it's a great pairing of two rare cookers from the great Willis Jackson – both of them hard-wailing sets that cook in a classic 60s organ/tenor mode! Loose is from ... read more CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Bent JaedigBent Jaedig Was Here – Live At Montmartre 1969 ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Never-heard work from tenorist Bent Jaedig – easily one of the most important figures on the Danish jazz scene in the 60s! Bent's working here in a loose, open style that's quite different from some of his more tightly arranged albums of the decade – a mode that's still got lots of ... read more CD

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Keith JarrettChanges ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $19.99
A great little trio session from Keith Jarrett – still in the mode of some of his other ECM work, but almost a bit more back to basics as well! The group here features Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – both working beautifully with Keith in a flurry of colors, tones, ... read more CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Keith JarrettDark Intervals ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $19.99
A live performance from pianist Keith Jarrett, recorded at Suntory Hall in Tokyo – but one that's a bit different than some of the solo sets that came earlier in his career, as it's got both a different sound and different style overall! The tracks here aren't side-long improvisations, and ... read more CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Jazz CommunityJazz Community Revisitied ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
The jazz community here is pretty small – just a sextet, but one that had a huge impact on the Swiss jazz scene at the time! The group have a vibe that's maybe a bit earlier than the date of the material here – maybe more like some of the early 70s expressions from the American, German ... read more CD
Also available Jazz Community Revisitied ... LP 16.99

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Jazz QPozorovatelna – The Watch Tower (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
The legendary debut album from Czech combo Jazz Q – a fusion classic that was so strong, it managed to break the group out from behind the Iron Curtain at the time! There's certainly a lot of rock-inspired instrumentation in the mix – including drums that are completely massive and ... read more CD

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Jazz Rock ExperienceLet Yourself Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $12.99
Fantastic work from a group who are way more than just the sum of their name! The combo is definitely jazz, only a bit rock, and really provide a funky experience on most of their numbers – in the same sort of wicked blend of acoustic and electric jazz elements that you'd find on MPS Records ... read more CD
Also available Let Yourself Go ... LP 14.99

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Erik JekabsonErik Jekabson Sextet ... CD
Wide Hive, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Trumpeter Erik Jekabson always has such a great sense of color – one that soars out strongly through his own leadership, but which also is really reflected in the energy of the larger group as well! As before, guitarist Dave MacNab is on hand – moving things both rhythmically and ... read more CD

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Benjamin JephtaEvolution Of An Undefined ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic album from Benjamin Jephta – and one that's maybe a bit different than some of his other recent work too! There's a more electric vibe to the set – maybe because Benjamin plays organ and keyboards, in addition to bass – and the music has this wonderful flow that's a ... read more CD

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Antonio Carlos JobimTide/Stone Flower ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A pair of CTI records gems from Antonio Carlos Jobim – back to back on a single CD! First up is Tide – an incredible record from the first off-key note to the last! The album's filled with some wonderfully moody LA studio sounds, arranged by Deodato, and a has a great swirling mix of ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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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
Also available Orakel (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Randy JohnstonIn A-Chord ... CD
Muse, 1994. New Copy ... $4.99
The title's a bit hokey, and the cover is too – but the record's a really great batch of tenor, organ, and guitar lines – served up with guitarist Randy Johnston at the helm, and featuring great contributions from Eric Alexander and Joey DeFrancesco! Drummer Mickey Roker completes the ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesLive at the Lighthouse Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
Easily the most hard-hitting of Blue Note's 2LP Lighthouse Live series from the early 70s – and a record that really lets Elvin Jones and his group stretch out and play! The setting is a perfect one for Jones – given the boundless energy already present on his studio sessions for Blue ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Live At The Lighthouse ... LP 28.99

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Elvin JonesMerry Go Round ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A gem of an Elvin Jones session – quite different than most of his other work from the time! The album's got Elvin working with a larger group of mixed electric and acoustic players – with Chick Corea on piano and electric piano, Yoshiaki Masuo on guitar, Gene Perla on electric and ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Elvin JonesNew Agenda ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The mighty drummer Elvin Jones is working here with a very hip group – in a mode that's maybe a nice extension of his Blue Note material at the start of the 70s, in a style that shows that he definitely still has all of his groove! As with those records, there's a key reedman in place here ... read more CD

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Elvin Jones with Jan Hammer & Gene PerlaElvin Jones Is On The Mountain ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Etta JonesSoulful Sunday – Live At The Left Bank ... CD
Reel To Real, 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A very soulful setting from singer Etta Jones – who really opens up here in a concert done for the Left Bank jazz society in Baltimore! The performance is from 1972, and really has Jones sounding a bit different than on her 60s material for Prestige – partly because backings are by the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Sam JonesBassist ... CD
Interplay/Venus (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $29.99
A bold little trio set from bassist Sam Jones – recorded with a great lineup that includes Keith Copeland on drums and Kenny Barron on piano! Barron plays both electric and acoustic piano on the album, and really brings a lot of his own strengths into play with Sam's bass work – and ... read more CD
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Colleciton series!)

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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis OrchestraMonday Night/Central Park North ... CD
Solid State/BGO (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Two early albums from this hip late 60s ensemble! Monday Night is genius work from the Jones & Lewis group – easily one of their best albums! If you've ever wondered why these guys got the chance to make so many records, check out this excellent early set and hear them at their finest. ... read more CD

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Kidd Jordan/Alvin Fielder/Joel Futterman/Steve SwellMasters Of Imrovisation– Live In New Orleans ... CD
Valid, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
The set's billed as the "masters of improvisation" – and it definitely lives up to that title with the performance – which features three long, improvised tracks that really bubble and bristle with dynamic energy! These guys are surprisingly sensitive of each other's space ... read more CD

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata East/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $28.99
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... read more CD

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Ryan Keberle & CatharsisHope I Hold ... CD
Greenleaf, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Very far-reaching music from Ryan Keberle – sounds that feel as if they're coming from a group that's much larger than a quintet – given all the many musical elements and inflections in the mix! The album's initial inspiration comes from a Langston Hughes poem entitled "Let ... read more CD

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✨✧ Robin KenyattaUntil ... CD
Vortex/Wounded Bird, 1968. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
One of the earliest albums as a leader from reedman Robin Kenyatta – and a set that's also one of his most compelling too! There's a definitely freer sound here than on some of Robin's smoother sets from the 70s – a vibe that's somewhere near the space of Impulse Records in the post-Col ... read more CD

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Kent KesslerBull Fiddle ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A long-awaited solo debut from bassist Kent Kessler – a fantastic player who became one of the strongest features of the Chicago underground jazz scene in the late 90s! Kessler's a monster talent on his instrument – a player who's steeped in rich tradition, yet free to explore and ... read more CD

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KHGB (Julian Kirshner/Zoots Houston/Paul Giallorenzo/Jim Baker)KHGB ... CD
No Index, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
A record that's as heavy on electronics as it is on free jazz – a set that features acoustic work from Jim Baker on piano and Julian Kirshner on drums and percussion – alongside wild electric sounds Zoots Houston on amplified clarinet and Paul Giallorenzo on electronics! The music is ... read more CD

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KieferSuperbloom ... CD
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
Kiefer bringing the funky hip hop instrumentals and keyboard jazz realms together as brilliantly as ever! What stands out so strongly here as how well it works as both hip hop and jazz – with thick bass-lined headnodding beatcraft, to standout piano and analog synth solos, he shows a deft ... (Hip Hop, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Superbloom ... LP 16.99

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David KikoskiPhoenix Rising ... CD
High Note, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The phoenix does a lot more here than just rise – it soars to the skies on fantastic waves of sound that come from this really great group! Pianist David Kikoski is awash in all the tones and colors he always brings to his music – but this record's got an extra something special – ... read more CD
Also available Phoenix Rising ... CD 11.99

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Masabumi KikuchiEast Wind ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant set from Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – two long, leaping, loping tracks that almost feel like some of McCoy Tyner's best work! Kikuchi plays acoustic piano, and the group's a quartet with Terumasu Hino on trumpet, Koshuke Mine on tenor, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Juni Booth ... read more CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)

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Leonard KingContinunationalizing ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
An excellent ensemble from the contemporary Detroit scene – one whose work evokes the modes of the city's older groups on Tribe Records and Strata – with a vibe that's wonderfully spiritual and righteous! The driving force of the group is drummer Leonard King – who you might know ... read more CD

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Roland KirkPre-Rashaan (Kirk's Works/Jaki Byard Experience) ... CD
Prestige, 1961/1968. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
Nice 2-in-1 set that reissues 2 hard to find albums by Roland Kirk! Kirk's Work is a strange and tasty album that Kirk made with organist Jack McDuff in the early 60s. The album's also been issued under the title Funk Underneath – but this is the original version. Kirk's tenor, manzello, ... read more CD
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Earl KlughEarl Klugh/Living Inside Your Love/Magic In Your Eyes ... CD
Blue Note/BGO (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
A trio of Earl Klugh albums from the mid-to-late 70s – Earl Klugh, Living Inside Your Love and Magic In Your Eyes – in a 2CD set! Earl Klugh is the guitarists debut – a player whose sound went onto dominate late 70s fusion in a big big way! Klugh's clearly stepping here into a ... read more CD

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Yoichi Kobayashi & The Jazz MessengersNiagara Shuffle – Tribute To Art Blakey ... CD
King (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $32.99
Japanese drummer Yoichi Kobayashi serves up a mighty tribute to the late, great Art Blakey – with a combo that features musicians who were all part of his Jazz Messengers group over the years! The album's got a rock-solid, romping groove that would have made Blakey proud – and as with ... read more CD

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Franz Koglmann SeptetFruits Of Solitude ... CD
Ezz-Thetics/Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Complex horn magic from the great Franz Koglmann – always a great musician on his own, but even better when he gets a chance to share his concepts with a larger group! In this case, the septet features five horn players and two string musicians – Franz on trumpet and flugelhorn, John ... read more CD

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Franz Koglmann with Bill DixonOpium For Franz ... CD
Black Monk (Austria), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredible work from trumpeter Franz Koglmann – a musician who doesn't always get the same sort of credit as his avant jazz contemporaries – but who certainly warrants strong recognition for the depth of this set! The record is bristling with brilliance – and has this mixture of ... read more CD

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Franz Koglmann with Steve LacyFlaps ... CD
Pipe/Black Monk (Austria), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Steve Lacy had plenty of fantastic moments on the European scene of the 70s – but this unique album may well stand as one of his best! The set's very different than any of Steve's recordings with his own group – partly because the core energy here comes from trumpeter Franz Koglmann ... read more CD

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Krzysztof KomedaAstigmatic – The Music Of Komeda ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
Possibly the most fantastic recording ever from the greatest talent of Polish jazz! The material was recorded in 1965, in the years before Komeda followed Roman Polanski to the US to score his films like Rosemary's Baby – and it's one of the greatest modernist albums of the 60s jazz scene on ... read more CD

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Krzysztof KomedaKomeda – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 4 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
Early work from the legendary Krzystof Komeda – recorded years before he was setting the Polish scene on fire with his inventive soundtracks and modern jazz – but at a level that's still pretty revolutionary overall! The album brings together material from a few different sessions ... read more CD

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Krzysztof KomedaKomeda On Polish Radio 1 – First Recording 1952 to 1960 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1950s. New Copy ... $12.99
Stunning early work from Polish pianist Krzysztof Komeda – an artist who would blossom to great fame in the 60s, thanks to his modern jazz material and film scores – but one who's already at the top of his game on this set of 50s recordings for Polish radio! Komeda's on piano ... read more CD

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Krzysztof KomedaKomeda On Polish Radio 4 – Sophia's Tune ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A big burst of modern jazz energy from the legendary pianist Krzysztof Komeda – heard here with some of his key contemporaries, on a set of live long tracks that pave the way for his famous Astigmatic album of the 60s! The CD features two performances recorded for Polish radio – both ... read more CD

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Krzysztof KomedaKomeda On Polish Radio 6 – Muzyka Filmowa Oraz Jazz I Poezja (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Very soulful work from modern jazz genius Krzystof Komeda – captured here on two mid 60s recordings for Polish radio, both of which feature trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – who was one of the best musical partners that Komeda ever had! The first half of the material also features tremendous ... read more CD

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Krzysztof KomedaKomeda On Polish Radio 7 – Litany ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Very spiritual work from pianist Krzysztof Komeda – a set that features two long live readings of his "Night Time Day Time Requiem", a piece dedicated to John Coltrane – plus one shorter song with an equally heavenly vibe! The core composition is handled here in recordings ... read more CD

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Krzysztof KomedaKomeda On Polish Radio 8 – Suplement ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1957/1963/1967. New Copy ... $12.99
A really wonderful collection of rare moments from Polish modernist Krzysztof Komeda – showing some other sides of his many talents! The set begins with a vocal number – singer Kalina Jedrusik performing slinky, moody Polish lyrics in front of a combo led by Komeda – on the tune ... read more CD

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Krzysztof Komeda & Jerzy MilianKomeda On Polish Radio 3 – Komeda & Milian ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A mighty nice pairing from the early golden age of Polish jazz – a set of radio recordings that bring together the vibes of Jerzy Milian with the amazing piano work of Krzystof Komeda – also known for his big soundtracks in the second half of the 60s! Here, Komeda's a jazz musician ... read more CD

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Dadisi KomolafeHassan's Walk ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A soul jazz treasure from the LA scene of the early 80s – a fantastic record that we'd rank with the best Strata East sides of the time! The group's led by alto saxophonist Dadisi Komolafe, and features vibes by Ricky Kelly, piano by Eric Tillman, bass by Roberto Miranda, and drums by ... read more CD
(Comes in a slim sleeve.)
Also available Hassan's Walk (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... CD
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... read more CD
Also available More Arriving ... LP 20.99

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Mieczyslaw KoszMieczyslaw Kosz – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 10 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
Here's a pianist you probably don't know at all – and one you definitely can't pronounce – but we bet you'll really be loving the music of Mieczyslaw Kosz after you've heard this set of solo performances for Polish radio from the late 60s! Kosz has a style that's somewhat conventional, ... read more CD

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Peter Kowald/Kent Kessler/Fred Lonberg-HolmFlats Fixed ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1998. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.99
The strings have it – in this sweet little set from bassists Peter Kowald and Kent Kessler, and the great Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello! The combination of instruments is wonderful – very free, but often quite tuneful nonetheless – as each player seems to glide between rhythm and ... read more CD

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Joachim KuhnBold Music ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $22.99
Bold music, indeed – a tremendous blend of avant garde jazz and groovier moments from pianist Joachim Kuhn! The style is a great illustration of the two key poles of the MPS label at the end of the 60s – the company's willingness to take a chance on freer jazz artists, but also its ... read more CD

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Joachim KuhnMelodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (with bonus track) ... CD
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 23.99
One of the best albums we've heard from pianist Joachim Kuhn in years – a really thoughtful solo piano take on the music of Ornette Coleman – and one that definitely lives up to the "melodic" promise of the title! Kuhn's never totally straight ahead – and lord knows, ... read more CD
Also available Melodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (180 gram pressing – with bonus track & download) ... LP 25.99

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Peter KuhnNo Coming No Going – The Music Of Peter Kuhn 1978/1979 (Livin Right/Peter Kuhn & Denis Charles) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Two 70s albums from overlooked reedman Peter Kuhn – back to back here in a single sweet set! First up is Livin Right – a set that was originally broadcast live on New York radio in 1978, and which really captures the openly creative spirit of the loft jazz generation – as Peter ... read more CD

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Steve KuhnEcstasy ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful solo set from Steve Kuhn – recorded in the mid 70s, with an even more careful, thoughtful tone than some of his other albums of the decade! Steve's piano is captured in a warmly intimate setting – somewhat echoey at points, and spinning out with these captivating lines and ... read more CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Steve KuhnTrance ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A really fantastic ECM moment from pianist Steve Kuhn – one that brings a new sort of focus to the decade's worth of music he'd been recording for other labels – in the company of a quartet that features Steve Swallow on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Sue Evans on percussion! ... read more CD
Also available Trance ... LP 18.99

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Andrzej Kurlewicz & Polish Radio Jazz OrchestraPolish Radio Big Bands Vol 2 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1964. New Copy ... $6.99
Trumpeter Andrzej Kurylewicz is known best for small combo modern jazz recordings – but here, he leads a hip large ensemble in a series of recordings done for Polish Radio in 1964 – a lineup that mixes hard swing with some modern elements – and which includes performances from ... read more CD

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Andrzej Kurylewicz, Atilla Garay, Wanda Warska, Wojciech Karolak, & OthersJazz Jamboree 62 Vol 2 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1962. New Copy ... $6.99
Things really took off at Poland's Jazz Jamboree in 1962 – as the festival began its fantastic 60s run of bringing together some of the hippest modernists on the planet! Forget any hoke you might think from the "jamboree" name – because instead, the event was a legendary ... read more CD

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LA ExpressLA Express/Shadow Play ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A pair of jazz funk classics from this group who got their start with reedman Tom Scott! First up is the self-titled LA Express – funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on ... read more CD

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La Section Rythmique with Harry Allen & Luigi GrassoLa Section Rythmique + 2 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A tight rhythm trio gets some really great help on horns – as La Section Rythmique records here with strong guest work on tenor from Harry Allen, and Luigi Grasso on alto sax! The core group have recorded before – but at some level, their strengths seem even more evident in the company ... read more CD

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Pat LabarberaPass It On ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
A strong little set from the upstate scene that circled around PM Records in the mid 70s – one headed up by sax player Pat Labarbera, and which features Gene Perla on bass, Joe Labarbera on drums, and either Richie Beirach or Don Thompson on piano! Pat plays tenor, soprano, and flute – ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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LaboratoriumModern Pentathlon – Polish Jazz 49 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet electric jazz from 70s Poland – a really tripped-out set of keyboard tunes, almost an Eastern European take on the Herbie Hancock sound of the time! The group's led by keyboard maestro Janusz Grzywacz – who works here on Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, and a Roland 2000 – ... read more CD

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Steve LacyStamps (with bonus track) ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy 2CDs ... $15.99
A massive double-length set from saxophonist Steve Lacy – and maybe one of the strongest 70s statements from his legendary European quintet! The album features two different live performances – each of which open up in the brilliant freedoms allowed by the European scene since the end ... read more CD
Also available Stamps ... LP 49.99

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Steve Lacy & Steve PottsTips ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Steve Lacy works here with one of his best partners of the 70s – altoist Steve Potts – whose tone and phrasing always turns out to be a perfect match for Lacy's ideas! And the duet also get some great accompaniment from vocalist Irene Aebi – who's almost has more presence here ... read more CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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Julian LageLove Hurts ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 17.99
Julian Lage is often one of the more compelling contemporary jazz guitarists on record – and this time around, he definitely lives up to that legacy – by offering up unusual trio takes on the music of Ornette Coleman, David Lynch, and Keith Jarrett – while also adding in a few of ... read more CD

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD

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Harold LandChoma (Burn) ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson – and a set that's even more open than some of their other records on Blue Note or Chess! This set's a bit more electric than some of the other records from the pair – with these drawn-out Fender Rhodes ... read more CD

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LasperanzaSeeds ... CD
Dome (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
A tight debut from Lasperanza – aka arranger producer Rico Garofalo, who put together the whole set as a tribute to older jazz, funk, and soul that laid the seeds for his own music in recent years! The record has a vibe that's a bit like that strong UK soul tradition started with Incognito, ... (Neo Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Timo Lassy & Teppo MakynenTimo Lassy & Teppo Makynen ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Music that you'd hardly expect, if you only know the more groove-oriented side of saxophonist Timo Lassy – the sounds he's given us from the Ricky-Tick years onwards – because this album is straight jazz overall, and a relatively improvised one at that! The album shows off a whole ... read more CD
Also available Timo Lassy & Teppo Makynen (includes download) ... LP 22.99

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Yusef LateefLive At Ronnie Scotts – 15th January 1966 ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic lost slice of work from reedman Yusef Lateef – a performance recorded at the legendary Ronnie Scott's club in London, with backing from a trio that features the wonderful Stan Tracey! Tracey was a committed modernist who really helped shape the sound of the UK scene at the time ... read more CD

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Ingrid Laubrock/Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman/Tom RaineyTism ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A quartet of musicians that we're not sure we've heard together before, but who instantly seem to find a great way to relate – effortlessly exploring similar sonic territory together, with a sense of sympathy that often makes it difficult to hear what instrument is contributing what sound to ... read more CD

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Andy LaverneMetropolis ... CD
ALV, 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
An unreleased 70s session from keyboardist Andy LaVerne – and a set that features a mighty hip assemblage of musicians! Stan Getz is on two of the album's tracks – soaring out in a way that's maybe more in his Captain Marvel mode, than some of his straighter work that was emerging at ... read more CD

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Andy LaverneShangri-La ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Pianist Andy Laverne has some strong help on horns here – Alex Sipiagin on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax – both working together to give the album a very strong sound! The tunes are all originals by Laverne, and filled with the right sort of color to bring out ... read more CD

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Josh LawrenceTriptych ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A really wonderful album from trumpeter Josh Lawrence – a very strong-voiced talent who's got a way of being bright and sharp at the same time, and who can always bring lots of his own compositional strengths to bear as well! The core group is a quartet – with Lawrence blowing ... read more CD

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Hubert Laws/George BensonIn The Beginning/In Concert Carnegie Hall ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1974/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A split CTI package – with a record apiece by Hubert Laws and George Benson! Hubert Laws is first with In The Beginning – moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalog of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not ... read more CD

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Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The massive debut of reedman Ronnie Laws – a groundbreaking set of funky fusion tracks that set the standard for years to come! Ronnie's the kid brother of Hubert Laws – who was already having great fame at CTI – but here, the younger Laws works with producer Wayne Henderson ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Pressure Sensitive ... CD 16.99

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Mike LeDonnePartners In Time ... CD
Savant, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Mike LeDonne is on piano this time around – not his more-familiar Hammond organ – and he's working in a really fantastic trio with Christian McBride on bass and Lewis Nash on drums! Both players have made lots of wonderful records over the years, but there's something really special ... read more CD

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Michel LegrandBonjour Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Dreamy sounds from the legendary Michel Legrand – working here in a mode that's maybe a bit more lush and romantic than some of his later soundtrack work – yet at a level that's still head and shoulders above most of his 50s instrumental contemporaries! The set's got a melancholy vibe ... read more CD

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Michel Legrand & Stephane GrappelliLegrand/Grappelli ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful pairing of Michel Legrand and Stephane Grappelli – two of France's most sensitive jazz musicians ever, sounding really wonderful here in the company of each other! The set features Grappelli's violin and Legrand's lead piano – amidst some larger orchestrations put together ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Michel Legrand With Ray Brown & Shelly ManneAt Shelly's Manne-Hole ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
A nice little live set – recorded at Shelly Manne's club in LA, and one that features a trio with Michel Legrand on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing together on a combination of improvisational, original tunes and some more familiar ones! The ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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O'Donel LevyBlack Velvet ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A stone laidback set from O'Donel Levy – one of the greatest soul jazz guitarists of the 70s, and a player who sounds fresher and fresher to us over the years! This album's a bit more laidback than some of Levy's other sets for Groove Merchant – with larger arrangements that feature ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyDawn Of A New Day ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Totally wicked guitar work from the mighty O'Donel Levy – easily one of the hippest talents to ever work for the Groove Merchant label! Levy's got a sound here that's a bit like Wes Montgomery on some of his late 60s sides, but also a fair bit funkier overall – a style that's steeped ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyEverything I Do Gonna Be Funky ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
The butt-squeezing cover should be enough to let you know that this is one funky album – but if that doesn't get the message across, the grooves certainly do! O'Donel Levy plays tight and funky guitar, and also sings a bit on the set – working with a tight combo that features Charles ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyTime Has Changed ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A great later set from 70s guitar genius O'Donel Levy – slightly different than his earlier work for the Groove Merchant label, but equally great in its own sort of way! Levy's still working here with producer Sonny Lester on the LC label – and the tone is great, with this clear, clean ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)
 
 



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