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✨✧ MenagerieMany Worlds ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautiful set of spiritual jazz from this hip Australian group – a combo who are headed up by guitarist Lance Ferguson, who you'll know from a host of great funk and soul projects over the years – but who shows a much deeper side of his talents with Menagerie! The group has a strong ... read more CD

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Misha MengelbergRituals Of Transition ... CD
I Dischi Di Angelica (Italy), 2000s. New Copy ... $23.99
A stunning set of recordings from Dutch piano legend Misha Mengelberg – selections recorded in a number of different settings in the first decade of this century – all of which work together to show why Mengelberg's a player that's completely different from anyone else! The cover image ... read more CD

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Helen MerrillCasa Forte ... CD
EmArcy/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful album from Helen Merrill – one of the few jazz singers we can think of who continued to grow stylistically as the years went on! This majestic album was recorded in 1980, and it features Merrill dipping into a modern Brazilian bag – working with baroque arrangements that ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balazs PandiCuts Open ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 17.98
There's definitely a lot of open cuts here – thanks to very sharp sounds from this lineup that more than lives up to the name of the Rare Noise record label! The group is the trio of Masami Merzbow Akita on noise, electronics, and percussion; Balazs Pandi on drums and percussion; and Mats ... read more CD

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Messengers IncorporatedSoulful Proclamation ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Ultra-hip funk from Oklahoma's Messengers Incorporated – a group who come across with a sound that's every bit as righteous and heavy as you might guess from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on bass, guitar, and organ – and topped with some great saxophone work too – all in a ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Pat MethenyFrom This Place ... CD
Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Guitarist Pat Metheny has a wonderful way of always opening himself up to new ideas, yet never losing the sound at his core – that unique approach to electric strings that made his ECM albums so revolutionary in the 70s, and which continues to set Metheny apart from anyone else around! There' ... read more CD
Also available From This Place ... LP 26.99

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Jerzy MilianCutting – Jerzy Milian Tapes 09 – 1971 to 1977 – DDR Big Band Grooves Again ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Killer large group work from Polish jazzman Jerzy Milian – tracks recorded in East Berlin during the 70s, all with a style that mixes together the best modes of soundtrack funk with some of the groovier styles of the MPS big band scene! Milian's a vibist, but also has a great ear for larger ... read more CD

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Mulgrew Miller & Nils Henning Orsted PedersenDuke Ellington – The Duo ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1999. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
The music of Duke Ellington was famously scored for his orchestra – but the material also provides a surprisingly great showcase for the talents of a smaller unit, too – especially when in the hands of a duo like this! Mulgrew Miller plays piano and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen plays ... read more CD

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus At Bremen – 1964 & 1975 (4CD set) ... CD
Sunnyside, 1964/1975. New Copy 4CD ... $31.99 35.98
Two different concert recordings from the great Charles Mingus – recorded with the space of more than a decade between them, and showing the continual evolution of his genius! The first 2CDs bring together a sublime recording by German Radio in Bremen from 1964 – work that's from that ... read more CD

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Charles MingusJazz In Detroit – Strata Concert Gallery (5CD set) ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), 1973. New Copy 5 CDs ... $39.99
A fantastic live performance from Charles Mingus – recorded in Detroit, with a slightly unusual group – and done with the more open, freewheeling quality that grace his live recordings of the early 60s! The set was recorded at the Strata Gallery – and has some of the deeper ... read more CD

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✨✧ Blue MitchellCup Bearers ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the first albums to really show Blue Mitchell's genius as a leader – recorded past the more formulaic bop modes of some of his other Riverside sessions, and handled with a lyrical edge that really gets at the best aspects of his playing. Of course, part of the reason for this is that ... read more CD

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Nicole Mitchell & Lisa E HarrisEarthseed ... CD
FPE, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Very powerful work from the great Nicole Mitchell – the third of her albums to be based on the work of Octavia Butler, and the first to be done in collaboration with vocalist Lisa E Harris! The music was commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago, and recorded in a large open space in that ... read more CD
Also available Earthseed ... LP 25.99

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Nicole Mitchell & Moor MotherOffering – Live At Le Guess Who ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Nicole Mitchell is an artist who made us sit up and say "wow" when we first saw her perform on the south side of Chicago 25 years ago – and she continues to make us express the same sort of surprise as the years go on – ever shifting her music, changing her focus, and ... read more CD

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Roscoe MitchellDiscussions ... CD
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
The title's an apt one – as the music here is based on the improvisations from Roscoe Mitchell's earlier Conversations albums – but recast in a whole new way for an improvising orchestra! The group here features Mitchell on sopranino sax – a very strong voice out in the lead ... read more CD

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Roscoe MitchellLittlefield Concert Hall Mills College – March 19/20, 2018 ... CD
Wide Hive, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Beautiful large form work from Roscoe Mitchell – the famous saxophonist working here as a composer/conductor, but on music that's based on earlier improvisations created by his trio! The large ensemble has a really compelling blend of instruments – flutes, oboes, French horn, trumpet, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell & Mike ReedRitual & The Dance ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic pairing of players – two Chicago legends, both in the sort of setting that really suits them best! Roscoe Mitchell works here on two long improvisations with drummer Mike Reed – blowing a variety of reed instruments, and really taking us back to the groundbreaking work he ... read more CD
Also available Ritual & The Dance ... LP 15.99

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Takashi MiyasakaSoul Tomato ... CD
Aketa's Disk/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $24.99
Drummer Takashi Miyasaka works here with a great little group – one that has touches of some of the Japanese fusion modes of the period, but which mostly sticks to a more straight ahead sound – really bridging the two styles in a really great way! Part of the energy comes from Takashi's ... read more CD
(Part of the Nippon Jazz Spirits series!)

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Hank MobleyRoll Call (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
A killer set of hardbop from the legendary Hank Mobley – recorded during the initial Mobley run at Blue Note, and a keen document of his amazing power on the tenor sax! The album's got a tightness that's almost impossible to believe – a summation of all the best bop trends of the 50s, ... read more CD
(24 bit RVG remastering, too!)
Also available Roll Call (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 7.99

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Modern Jazz Group FreibergEuropean Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Christophorus/Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful collection of work from this overlooked modern jazz combo from the 50s German scene – a group whose material was originally issued on a handful of 45rpm EP titles by a Christian music company – finally brought together in this excellent full length collection! The Modern ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetSheriff ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1963. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A moody early 60s set by the great MJQ for Atlantic – for the first time on CD! Overall the group rolls and swings in a bit rougher mode than they do on their brighter efforts, but they still hit the sweet spot and swing when the mood fits! The record works best when Milt Jackson's vibes ... read more CD

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Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/FourmenonlyModern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Fourmenonly – Complete Recordings (Trees/Position 2000/Fourmenonly Vol 1/Science Fiction Stories) (3CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CDs ... $38.99
A fantastic lost legacy in European free improvisation – the complete works of a group who were first known as Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe, then later as Fourmenonly – presented here in a beautiful 3CD set! First up is the album Trees – issued on a small label in 1968, but a ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Thelonious MonkLes Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 ... CD
Sam Records/Saga, 1959. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A rare and unused soundtrack recording by Thelonious Monk – and a set of music that would be a standout in his catalog, even if it wasn't planned for a film! You probably know the Art Blakey soundtrack for the movie – which was the used and released version – and you might even ... read more CD

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✨✧ JR MonteroseBody & Soul ... CD
Munich MS/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An extremely rare set – recorded in 1970 in Holland, and featuring the tenor of JR Monterose in quintet with Jon Eardley on trumpet, Rien De Graaff on piano, Henk Haverhoek on bass, and Pierre Courbois on drums. The set's a key lost chapter in the career of this enigmatic tenor player – ... read more CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Tete MontoliuBody & Soul ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
When pianist Tete Montoliu is at his best – as he is here – he has this amazing ability to completely rip a tune to shreds, then built it back up again with effortless ease – all the while swinging lyrically, and playing with a fullness that means that even on the ballads, there's ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ MoondogMore Moondog/Story Of Moondog ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956/1957. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – and a great CD that brings together his rare 2nd and 3rd albums for the Prestige label! The work here is quite different than some of Moondog's later, more serious compositions – in a mode that's much earthier, personal, and spontaneous ... (Out Sound, Jazz) read more CD

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Ralph MooreThree Score ... CD
WJ3, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A long-overdue return as a leader for tenor genius Ralph Moore – an artist who first blew us away when he appeared on the scene in the 80s, but who hasn't gotten this sort of time in the spotlight in many many years! The passage of time hasn't dimmed Ralph's genius at all – as the ... read more CD

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Maiara MoraesCabeca De Vento ... CD
Blaxtrea (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Classic choro mixed with contemporary jazz – a beautiful set that offers up a range of lovely lines on flute from Maiara Moraes, who seems to play a few different variations of the instrument on the set! The rest of the group features piano, bass, and drums – plus some added flute and ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jason MoranArmory Concert ... CD
Yes, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
Jason Moran plays at the Park Avenue Armory, but in a set of solo piano that has a much more intimate feel than you'd expect! Over the years, Moran's playing has just gotten more and more beautiful – a subtle masterpiece of sounds, tones, and these colors that are very painterly at times ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jason MoranBangs ... CD
Yes, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
Over the years, pianist Jason Moran has been an artist who seems to explore sound as much as music – and that's definitely the case here, as he works in a trio with Mary Halvorson on guitar and Ron Miles on cornet – both musicians who really seem to share Moran's idea for an open, sonic ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jason MoranMusic For Joan Jonas (3CD set) ... CD
Yes, 2017. New Copy 3CD ... $21.99 34.99
Three different works, all created for artist Joan Jonas, and each with a slightly different approach! Pianist Jason Moran has a creative relationship with Jonas that extends back longer than a decade – and over the course of these pieces, you can really hear their ideas develop – from ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jason MoranThanksgiving At The Vanguard ... CD
Yes Records, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
A searing live performance from Jason Moran – one recorded during his annual residency during Thanksgiving week at the Village Vanguard – a spot where Jason's clearly able to open up and really bring something special to the table! The set has a mix of modes that sometimes doesn't ... read more CD
Also available Thanksgiving At The Vanguard (180 gram pressing) ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Jason Moran & The BandwagonLooks Of A Lot ... CD
Yes, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
Here's a record that's very close to our hearts – as pianist Jason Moran works here with a core group that includes Chicago saxophone legend Ken Vandermark, some spoken bits from Chicago artist Theaster Gates, and work from the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band – the south side high school that ... read more CD

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Lee MorganLee Morgan (aka The Last Session) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
Brilliant work throughout – the last studio album ever cut by Lee Morgan, and a mindblowing session that always leaves us wondering how massive he would have become if he hadn't been tragically murdered shortly after it was recorded! The album's a huge change from Morgan's already-great work ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Nate MorganRetribution, Reparation ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Great soul jazz from the LA underground! Pianist Nate Morgan plays in the tradition of McCoy Tyner and Stanley Cowell, with a swirling spiritual feel that's deeply rooted in a Love Supreme tradition. On this LP, he leads a quintet with Jesse Sharps on reeds and Danny Cortez on trumpet – and ... read more CD

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Takeo MoriyamaGreen River (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $24.99
Drummer Takeo Moriyama is best known to our ears as one of the key forces in the trio of pianist Yosuke Yamashita in the 70s – and he definitely continues that strong legacy here, but with a vibrant voice that's all his own! The session is maybe more pitched towards the spiritual side of the ... read more CD
(Part of the Nippon Jazz Spirits series!)

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Sam MostFrom The Attic Of My Mind ... CD
Xanadu, 1978. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A tremendous album from flute man Sam Most – a record that really shines strongly amidst the rest of his catalog – and one that has us completely reevaluating our understanding of his sound! By the time of this set, Sam had been blowing for a few decades – most famously on ... read more CD

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✨✧ Alphonse MouzonFunky Snakefoot ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A really unique album from funky drummer Alphonse Mouzon – a set that has him putting away some of the guitars used heavily on other Blue Note records, in exchange for a keyboard-heavy groove that almost sounds a bit like Gene Harris at the time! In addition to drums, Alphonse solos a fair ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note LA Revivals series!)

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadPower Of Soul ... CD
Kudu/CTI, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ronald MuldrowDiaspora ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $16.99
Guitarist Ronald Muldrow has a great sense of swing here – but it's hard not to, with a group that features Mulgrew Miller on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums – all a great balance for the strong lines and rich tones that Muldrow brings to his instrument! ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Ronald MuldrowYesterdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet set of organ jazz on Enja Records – a label that normally never embraces the Hammond this strongly, but does a really great job on this overlooked gem! The group's led by guitarist Ronald Muldrow, and features organ work by Mel Rhyne – that legendary Indianapolis player who was ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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David MurrayComplete David Murray Octet On Black Saint & Soul Note (Ming/Home/Murray's Steps/New Life/Hope Scope) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980/1981/1982/1985/1987. New Copy 5CD ... $32.99
Tenor sax and bass clarinet player's excellent series of Octet efforts for Black Saint in the 80s – a run of brilliant albums with lineups featuring Henry Threadgill, Olu Dara, Butch Morris, George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Bobby Bradford, Hugh Ragin, James Spaulding and other great players ... read more CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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✨✧ Sunny Murray13 Steps On Glass ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $16.99
A really surprising later album from free jazz legend Sunny Murray – a set of shorter tracks, definitely with more structure – but which still very much have that strong voice that Murray developed during the ESP years of the 60s! Things aren't ever too free or far outside, but always ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Michael NauraEuropean Jazz Sounds – Unreleased Live Recordings & Rare Radio Sessions ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99
Brilliant work from pianist Michael Naura – one of our favorite players on the German scene at the start of the 60s – and one of the few who was really picking up the best sorts of soulful currents from the American scene! Most of the work here features Naura's excellent combo with ... read more CD

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Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser HolmesHeritage of the Invisible II ... CD
International Anthem, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
One of the boldest albums so far on the International Anthem label – and that's really saying a lot, given the boldness of most of their records! The set features wonderfully dynamic energy from Aquiles Navarro and Tcheser Holmes – the former a trumpeter, the latter a drummer – ... read more CD
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Heritage of the Invisible II ... LP 20.99
Heritage of the Invisible II (Brooklyn rouge fuego vinyl pressing) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonSkull Session ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic transformation of the Oliver Nelson sound of the 60s – a large ensemble record that takes all the soul of his earlier groove, and reworks it with a more electric vibe for the 70s! Nelson's at the height of his powers here – working brilliantly as a leader and arranger, to ... read more CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonSwiss Suite ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A killer set of searing soulful spiritual material from Oliver Nelson – and one of his best albums of the 70s! There's hardly anything "Swiss" in the music – save for the fact that it was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Fest – as the large ensemble recording has Nelson at ... read more CD

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Steve NelsonJitterbug Waltz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Sublime vibes from Steve Nelson – a player who can be dark and moody when he wants to, but who also swings it nice and straight here – in the best Venus Records mode, and in the company of Massimo Farao on piano, Aldo Zunino on bass, and Byron Landham on drums! The tunes are mostly ... read more CD

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New FacesNew Sounds ... CD
Posi tone, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Great work from this top-shelf group of up-and coming players – all newer artists on the Posi-Tone label, hence their name – but working with the kind of crystal clear focus on original material that always makes the label so great! If you love Posi-Tone as much as we do, you'll likely ... read more CD

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✨✧ New Jazz OrchestraLe Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ... CD
Verve/Dusk Fire (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
A wonderful wonderful set from the British jazz scene of the late 60s – beautifully inventive large ensemble material, done under the direction of Neil Ardley – and featuring some of the best British jazz musicians of the time! The group's a showcase not only for creative young talent ... read more CD

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New York Jazz QuartetBlues For Sarka ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A surprisingly wonderful album – even if these guys break our cardinal rule of jazz combos, which is never to put the name of your home city in place of the players in the group! The group's a quartet with Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Grady ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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New York Jazz QuartetOasis ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
An unusual album from an unusual group – one that has reedman Frank Wess sounding far more introspective and personal than on some of his other material from the 70s and 80s – thanks to work from a group that also includes Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on ... read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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David NewmanMr Fathead ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A pretty sweet set from reedman David Newman – a record that has him working with larger instrumental backdrops, in a mode that's almost like the sound going on with Stanley Turrentine over at CTI! William S. Fischer handled all the arrangements – so although things are tight, there's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Farnell NewtonBack To Earth ... CD
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
This might be the first date as a leader we've ever seen from trumpeter Farnell Newton – but it's already one that will have us looking out for more! Newton's got a tight, soulful sound on his horn – deft at times, but often more concerned with a longer, wider flow – which is ... read more CD

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Farnell NewtonRippin & Runnin ... CD
Posi tone, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A tremendous trumpeter, set up here in his best format to date – a really heavy duty quartet that features tenor from Brandon Wright, drums from Rudy Royston, and Hammond from Brian Charette – who blows us away even more than usual with his skills on both the keys and the pedals at the ... read more CD

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Adam NiewoodBlue As A Whistle ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A set that's mostly a trio date from reedman Adam Niewood – who blows both soprano and tenor on the set – the latter with a wonderfully rich tone! The core group features Tony Marino on bass and Ian Froman on drums – and both musicians keep things open and spacious, so that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Janko Nilovic & The Soul SurfersMaze Of Sounds ... CD
Broc (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
A great pairing of funky talents old and new – 70s sound library legend Janko Nilovic on keyboards, and the totally hip Soul Surfers combo on rhythms – providing these great backdrops for some surprisingly wonderful work on organ, piano, and Rhodes from Janko! We'll confess, we didn't ... (Sound Library, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Nimbus SextetDreams Fulfilled ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A Scottish sextet, but one with a much fuller sound overall – this great blend of funk, jazz, and a bit of soul – the last of which comes up on the album's few vocal numbers! There's really strong ensemble feel that almost takes us back to the glory days of the Japanese club jazz ... read more CD
Also available Dreams Fulfilled ... LP 18.99

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Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-FergusonChicago Waves ... CD
International Anthem, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
A record that's a bit of a dream come true for us at Dusty Groove – a set that features two of our favorite contemporary musicians, recording at a unique venue in our fair city – with a vibe that makes the record one of the best we've ever heard from the pair! Carlos Nino was one of ... read more CD

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Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth ... CD
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col ... read more CD

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Walter Norris & Aladar PegeWinter Rose ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A really dark-tinged record that definitely lives up to its title – duets between pianist Walter Norris and bassist Aladar Pege – the latter of whom mostly recorded in his own Hungarian scene, and rarely got outside exposure like this! Pege's fantastic – way more than just a ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Red NorvoRed In New York (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Famous Door/Progressive, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A really great later album from vibist Red Norvo – one that not only features some great small combo work of his own, but which also boasts some strong tenor from a young Scott Hamilton! But Norvo and Hamilton are only part of the group here – which also includes Dave McKenna on piano, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nucleus & Ian CarrTorrid Zone – The Vertigo Recordings 1970 to 1975 (Elastic Rock/We'll Talk About It/Solar Plexus/Belladonna/Labyrinth/Roots/Under The Sun/Snakehips/Alley Cat) (6CD set) ... CD
Vertigo/Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... $44.99
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hod O'BrienAutumn Leaves – The Fabulous Hod O'Brien Trio ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $16.99
Hod O'Brien just like we like him – playing in a relaxed, live setting with a great approach to the piano – one that's never too overstated, but which is filled with continually creative moments that really hold our attention! O'Brien's one of those players that never seems to fully ... read more CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Larry Ochs & Aram Shelton QuartetContinental Drift ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful wrapping of reeds – the alto of Aram Shelton and tenor and sopranino saxes of Larry Ochs – set up here as a unified spirit in the lead of the group, but always ready to break out with these bold individual moments too! The record's got a mixture of rasp and tunefulness that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kazumi OdagiriTotsugeki Kamikaze Tokkoutai ... CD
Aketa's Disk/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the most searing sessions on the rare Aketa's Disk label – a freewheeling trio date from saxophonist Kazumi Odagiri, who really stretches out on some long tracks with the sort of fire that Sonny Rollins was bringing to such a setting in the decade before! Odagiri blows tenor with this ... read more CD
(Part of the Nippon Jazz Spirits series!)

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OddjobJazzoo Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Out Note (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Maybe the coolest project we've ever heard from Oddjob – that groovy Swedish jazz ensemble that features lots of offbeat work on trumpet from Goran Kajfes! The approach here is maybe hinted at by the title – as the group serve up instrumental tracks that each take the sound and shape ... (Jazz, Jazz) read more CD
(Includes a nicely-illustrated book – and instructions for an "augmented reality" experience via app!)

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Hiroshi OkazakiLiving Jazz – Neo Standards ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet Japanese take on American easy grooves – an album originally issued in 1971 under the title Easy Listening Special, and featuring the vocals of Hiroshi Okazaki! Hiroshi sings in English, with a warm, mellow, and round sort of tone – not exactly soulful, but cool and almost ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Hiroshi OkazakiLiving Voices – Neo Standards ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A great lost slice of easy from Japan – sweet vocal tracks that are sort of a groovy take on the Hawaiian sound of the 60s! The tracks include a lot of Hawaiian standards, sung by the Living Voices in a mode that's occasionally gentle and dreamy, but which at other times has a surprising ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Itaru OkiMirage (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
A bold statement of modern jazz from Japanese trumpeter Itaru Oki – a record that certainly has freedoms, but which might also benefit most strongly from its sense of structure! There's almost a 60s "thing thing" vibe here at times – or maybe a quality that reminds us of the ... read more CD
(Part of the Nippon Jazz Spirits series!)

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✨✧ Itaru OkiShirasagi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
Trumpeter Itaru Oki is listed as the leader here, but the set gets some especially strong help from Takashi Tokuhiro on bass – who begins side one's "Shirasagi" with this amazing solo that's worth the price of the album alone! Side two begins with a complete reworking of "You ... read more CD
(Part of the Nippon Jazz Spirits series!)

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A landmark of Afro-centric jazz in the 70s – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more CD
Also available African Rhythms ... LP 20.99

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Junko OnishiLive XI – Junko Onishi Presents The Sextet – Second Album ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $29.99
A great live album from the sextet of pianist Junko Onishi – one of the warmest, most dynamic groups she's had in awhile – and one who come across here with all these moody tones and colors that seem to really help shape the direction of Junko's own performance! The horns are great ... read more CD

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Junko Onishi Presents The SextetUnity All – Live At Pit Inn (3CD set) ... CD
Somethin Cool (Japan), 2020. New Copy 3CD ... $59.99
A searing live set from this larger group headed up by pianist Junko Onishi – actually more than a sextet for this date, given the appearance of a few other players in the concert! Onishi sounds more vibrant than we've heard in years – not just a really dynamic leader, but also playing ... read more CD

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OregonFriends ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99
Oregon open the door for a few friends to appear on the album – and in doing so, they also open themselves up as well – in a shifting set of tracks that sometimes features different groupings of the core musicians! The guests here are Bennie Wallace on tenor, Larry Karush on piano, and ... read more CD

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Jonathan OrlandSomething Joyful ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
There's definitely something joyful going on here – a rich fountain of expression from alto saxophonist Jonathan Orland – a player who can have modern edges one moment, and more soulful currents the next! Jonathan's horn is often sharp at times, especially in the way he changes with ... read more CD

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Aruan Ortiz with Andrew CyrilleInside Rhythmic Falls ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
The legendary drum work of Andrew Cyrille has a fantastically fresh setting here – matched with the piano of Aruan Ortiz and the percussion of Mauircio Herra – both of whom add some spoken bits to the performance! Cyrille's brilliance hasn't dimmed at all over the years – and he's ... read more CD

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Other Dimensions In Music with Fay VictorKaiso Stories ... CD
Silkheart (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Vocalist Fay Victor joins the wonderful group Other Dimensions In Music – for a performance that really helps deepen the sound and knock the whole thing out of the park! Make no mistake, we already love the instrumental side of the group – Roy Campbell on trumpets and other instruments ... read more CD

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George OtsukaPhysical Structure ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
Japanese drummer George Otsuka is always one hell of a hip cat – one of those players whose name on a record always means that we'll pick it up – and never fail to hear something wonderful! And while Otsuka first got his start working with a piano trio at the end of the 60s, this sweet ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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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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Out To Dinner (Michael Dease, Behn Gillece, & Others)Play On ... CD
Posi tone, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Great work from Out To Dinner – an all-star group who certainly weren't out to lunch when this set was recorded – as it's got all the sharp crackle of some of the members' other work on the Posi-Tone label! The lineup is a bit different than the previous record, but every bit as ... 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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Tony OxleyFebruary Papers ... CD
Incus/Discus (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
Excellent 70s work from Tony Oxley – a record that features the legendary drummer in three different settings! The set features two quartet tracks with a very string-heavy sound – the bass and bass guitar of Barry Guy, the violins of David Bourne and Philipp Wachsmann, and even some ... read more CD

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Jason PalmerJason Palmer At Wally's Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 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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Eddie PalmieriMi Luz Mayor ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 13.98
A hard-driving set from the great Eddie Palmieri – and a record that's maybe his strongest salsa effort in years, even though it's still filled with lots of the edgey, jazzy touches he's also brought to his best material in recent decades! The album's got a very strong lead vocal presence ... (Latin, Jazz) read more CD

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Carol PanesiEm Expansao ... CD
Blaxtrea (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Carol Pansei delivers a heck of a lot in the space of a small combo album – work on piano, violin, and flugelhorn – plus these really lovely wordless vocals that dip, turn, and glimmer around the tunes – almost in a legacy of Brazilian jazz that goes back to Flora Purim! The ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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Pap's Modern SoundPap's Modern Sound ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
That's Pap, not pop – Brazilian trumpeter Papudinho, who blows his horn over some very groovy arrangements in this rare set from the start of the 70s! The vibe here is a lot like the best Odeon sessions of the Blue Brazil generation – a tight mix of jazz, samba, and soul – all ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jackie ParisSong Is Paris ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $19.99
A rare gem by singer Jackie Paris – an underrecorded LA singer from the 50s and 60s, with a sound and style that's somewhere between early Mark Murphy and later Bobby Troup! Paris has less of the vocalese approach of some of his contemporaries – and is also lacking the heavy vocal ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
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Evan Parker & Joe McPheeChicago Tenor Duets ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Two legendary tenorists, coming together here in a record that's one of the most striking from both players at the time – a real return to the spare space of some of Joe McPhee's earliest albums, and some of the sharper edges that Evan Parker wasn't always giving us in the 90s! The setting ... read more CD

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonConcert In Vilnius ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
This longstanding trio of musical partners really sounds wonderful here – attuned to the strengths and subtleties of each member – and able to open up with a beautiful sense of flow on the extended live improvisation on the set! All three musicians have always had as much of an ear for ... read more CD

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Jeff ParkerNew Breed ... CD
International Anthem, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
The record we've been waiting years for Jeff Parker to make – a fantastic funky set that shows off a whole new side of his talents! Parker's guitar has been on plenty of great albums over the past decade or two, but this set may well be one of his greatest moments so far – a really ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jeff ParkerSuite For Max Brown ... CD
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Mindblowing music from Jeff Parker – sounds that we always knew were part of his core, but which have maybe taken most of his career to emerge! This album follows beautifully from Jeff's previous album for International Anthem – and like that one, it's an explosion of new and old ideas ... read more CD
Also available Suite For Max Brown ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice VersaViajando Com O Som – The Lost 76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A never-issued album by the great Hermeto Pascoal – recorded in the space between his 70s classics Slaves Mass and A Musica Livre – and every bit as amazing as those classics! The music here is fluid, open, and a fantastic mix of jazz and all of Hermeto's new ideas about musical ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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Jaco Pastorius & Brian MelvinJazz Street ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $16.99
Tight funky 80s fusion from the team of Jaco Pastorius on bass and Brian Melvin drums and drum programs – both working in a very electric mode that fits the spirit of the time! Pastorius gets in plenty of great lines – both lead and solo – and his work here is kind of an update ... read more CD

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Jaco Pastorius & Rashied AliBlackbird ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most unique albums ever recorded by the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorious – and one of the most outside as well! The set features duets recorded with drummer Rashied Ali for French Radio in 1984 – and as with John Coltrane, Ali is something of a muse here with Pastorius ... read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Pat PatrickSound Advice ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the rarest albums ever issued by Sun Ra's Saturn Records label – and one of the few dates to ever feature baritone saxophonist Pat Patrick as a leader – Sun Ra's longtime partner in the Arkestra, and a hell of a player on his own! The record is a heavy baritone date – with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Don Patterson & Booker ErvinLegends Of Acid Jazz – Exciting New Organ Of Don Patterson – plus bonus tracks ... CD
Prestige, 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A tasty set of extended organ/tenor grooves – one full album, plus bonus tracks! The core album here is The Exciting New Organ Of Don Patterson – a well-titled session, given the strong early groove of organist Don! At a time when some of his contemporaries were tightening things up ... 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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Florian PellissierBijou Voyou Caillou – From Jazz Club To Night Club ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
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

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Jim PepperDakota Song ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the few albums ever cut by Native American saxophonist Jim Pepper – a great player whose ethnicity has always ensured him a strong reputation – but whose work on tenor sax should be enough! This outing is a relatively straight jazz session – a quartet date with Kirk ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Ivo Perelman & Matthew ShippAmalgam ... CD
Mahakala, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've heard from pianist Matthew Shipp in many years – and maybe one of the nicest from saxophonist Ivo Perelman too – a set of duets that really bring out the warmth and personality of both musicians, as they improvise freely in a number of shorter ... read more CD
 
 



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