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✨✧ Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Four – Memphis ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
The fantastic fourth installment in the Coin Coin project by Matana Roberts – issued quite a few years after the third, but well worth the wait! Matana recently described herself as an "arts adventurer" – and that's a pretty great term for her role on the record, which is far ... read more CD
Also available Coin Coin Chapter Four – Memphis (180 gram pressing – with download & posters) ... LP 18.99

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

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Willie RodriguezFlatjacks ... CD
Milestone, 1963. New Copy ... $3.99 15.98
A sweet little set from percussionist Willie Rodriguez – one that combines Latin and jazz influences with effortless ease! Instead of the usual early 60s session of this nature – which usually had a straight jazz group with added Latin percussion – this one seems to start from ... read more CD

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

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

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Jim RotondiLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A fantastic group of well-matched players – one we've heard together often on albums for other labels, but who really find a new sort of energy here in the Smalls Live series! Trumpeter Jim Rotondi's joined here by equal frontmen Eric Alexander on tenor, David Hazeltine on piano and Fender ... read more CD

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

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Ruby RushtonIronside ... CD
22A (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Completely fantastic work from Ruby Rushton – a UK quartet that we completely love to death – and who sound better here than ever before! Although classic, the special vibe of the group is a bit hard to describe – as they've got a special sense of flow, a special balance of ... read more CD
Also available Ironside ... LP 30.99

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

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Eddie RussFresh Out! ... CD
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 22.99
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano ... read more CD
Also available Fresh Out! (with download) ... LP 24.99

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Jacob SacksFishes ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
We're not sure that we've ever heard pianist Jacob Sacks before – but he makes a really wonderful presence on this album as leader of a quintet that features reed work from Ellery Eskelin on tenor and Tony Malaby on tenor and soprano sax! Both Esklelin and Malaby blow in ways that are very ... read more CD

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

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

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

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Javier SantiagoPhoenix ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Soaring keyboards from this up-and-coming player – an artist who's especially fantastic on Fender Rhodes, which get plenty of space on this excellent album! Javier Phoenix is a jazz musician at the core – yet he's also part of a younger generation we might dub the post-Robert Glasper ... read more CD

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

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Hiroshi SatoOrient ... CD
Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... read more CD
Also available Orient ... LP 29.99

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Shungo SawadaFool On The Hill ... CD
RCA/Victor (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
Groovy instrumental work from late 60s Japan – a set that features guitar from Shungo Sawada, and a feel that's a bit like some of Wes Montgomery's best large group sets for A&M or Verve! The core combo features Sawada on guitar, plus piano and organ from Maeda Norio – brought ... read more CD
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Shungo Sawada QuartetFormation ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
Searingly soulful work from the group of guitarist Shungo Sawada – a player we mostly know from his groovy instrumental sides of the 60s, but who sounds plenty darn hip in this setting! The record has a nice sort of soul jazz groove on most numbers – one that takes Shungo's warmer ... read more CD
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Enzo ScoppaNew & Old Friends ... CD
Sonor (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The title here is very apt – as Italian tenorist Enzo Scoppa is reunited with his very old friend, trumpeter Cici Santucci – his frequent partner on classic jazz and sound library dates under the Santucci-Scoppa name – plus a quartet of younger musicians who really help them find ... read more CD

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Christian Scott Atunde AdjuahChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Ancestral Recall ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
A really great showcase for the continuing evolution of Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – a musician who's become so much more than just a straight jazz trumpet with a soulful vibe – as you'll hear on this really compelling set! The music is even more expansive than Christian's recent ... read more CD
Also available Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Ancestral Recall ... LP 25.99

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Dred ScottRides Alone ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
Dred Scott definitely rides alone here – handling all the instrumentation on the record himself, including piano, bass, drums, and percussion – but he does so in a way that really makes you feel as if you're listening to a cohesive group! Through the magic of overdub, Scott spins out ... read more CD

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Ben SeawellFive ... CD
Modern Icon/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Ben Seawell is both a singer and bassist here – singer on the tunes that allow him to step out in the lead, bassist more on tracks that feature another vocalist upfront – guests who include Falu Shah, Becca Stevens, and Gabriel Gordon! The music is a mix of jazz and singer/songwriter ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Second DirectionFour Corners (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky fusion classic! Second Direction are certainly not a household name – and the record has even more obscure origins than most, given that it was originally done as a small sound library project. Yet the quality of the set has given it a surprisingly wide reach with collectors and ... read more CD

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Zbigniew SeifertPolish Radio Jazz Archives 32 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Early 70s/1978. New Copy ... $11.99
Excellent work from funky violinist Zbiniew Seifert – a musician who never got the same kind of acclaim on the US market as his Polish countryman Michal Urbaniak – but one who plays here with an equally groovy sort of sound! Like Urbaniak, Seifert has a way of using the violin in ways ... read more CD

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Shigeo SekitoWord – Shigeo Sekito Special Sound Selection (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A really hip bit of keyboard jazz from the Japanese scene at the start of the 70s – served up in a style that's every bit as chromatic as the cover – thanks to an unusual mix of organ, moog, and other keyboards too! The album's got a strong soulful component in the rhythms – ... read more CD
(Part of the Dig Deep Columbia series!)

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Jack SelsJack Sels – Minor Works ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Tenorist Jack Sels may not be one of the best-known names on the European jazz scene of the postwar years – but that's likely because he passed away earlier than most, but not before leaving a strong legacy of jazz on the Belgian scene! Sels is a hell of a player – modern in conception ... read more CD

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Bernie Senesky/Gene Perla/Doug RileyInvitation ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little record from Bernie Senesky – a Canadian pianist who doesn't always get the recognition he deserves on this side of the border, but who can always blow us away! Bernie's got a fantastic command of the piano – this bold, wide range at times – but also with more ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Totally wonderful sounds from an artist who mixes Greek musical styles with tight 70s jazz modes – not the electric fusion that you'd guess from the title, but instead a really unique criss-crossing of two different cultures! There's plenty to love here if you love soulful 70s jazz – ... read more CD
Also available Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP 24.99

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ShakatakOut Of This World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Secret (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Plenty of sweet keyboards here, and a groove that's almost ahead of its time – a real precursor to some of the more sophisticated jazzy soul of the later part of the decade – handled here with great early 80s flair by the mighty Shakatak! The group almost sound like an early ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Matthew ShippInvisible Light – Live Sao Paolo ... CD
Ezz-Thetics/Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A record with a title that's as beautiful as its sound – one that draws key focus on that magnificent light that's been shining forth in the music of Matthew Shipp in recent years – a fantastic stretch that has the pianist really coming back into action, and maybe sounding even more ... read more CD

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Hideo ShirakiHideo Shiraki Plays Horace Silver ... CD
King (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
The music of Horace Silver is magically presented here by drummer Hideo Shiraki – grooving nicely in the same exotic approach to soul jazz you'd find on Silver's best Blue Note sides of the late 50s! Shiraki's always had a bit of a Jazz Messengers approach in his music – at least at ... read more CD
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Hideo ShirakiHideo Shiraki Recital At Sankei Hall, Tokyo ... CD
King (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
Hardly the staid affair you might guess from the "recital" in the title – and an all-out drum frenzy event from the legendary Hideo Shiraki! This late 50s live session has Shiraki working in a mode that's even more open and bombastic than his studio albums from the time – ... read more CD
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Hideo Shiraki/Takeshi InomataModern Ameriachi For You ... CD
King (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
Not sure what they mean by "Ameriachi" in the title – but from the sound of the music, there's definitely a great A&M Records-styled mix of jazz, Latin, and South American modes! The set begins with a set of cookers from drummer Hideo Shiraki – working with an excellent ... read more CD
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Patrick Shiroishi/Rob MagillEyes In The Dirt ... CD
Weird Cry, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 10.00
Really haunting duets from these two California reedman – both playing woodwinds in a variety of formats, but with an especially strong emphasis on saxophones! The tunes have this open, airy quality that's different than most free improvisations – more meditative and spiritual, with an ... read more CD

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Wayne ShorterMoto Grosso Feio ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
A perfect illustration of the rich new directions Wayne Shorter was taking at the start of the 70s – an amazing flurry of sounds and styles that's light years ahead of where he began in the 60s! Shorter's one of those players who was already great at the start – an amazing tenorist, ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note LA Revivals series!)
Also available Moto Grosso Feio ... LP 14.99

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Susana Santos Silva & Torbjorn ZetterbergAlmost Tomorrow ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99
A really compelling blend of sounds – the trumpet and flugelhorn of Susana Santos and the bass of Torbjorn Zetterberg – all coming together in ways we really wouldn't expect! The tracks each seem to have a very different flavor – not just a trumpet solo over a bassline, but ... read more CD

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Horace SilverThat Healin' Feelin' – United States Of Mind Phase 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the most righteous Horace Silver albums for Blue Note – and a far-reaching, politically-bent batch of tracks that feature vocals by Andy Bey, in a similar style to the work he did on the Gary Bartz records from the time – very hip, and quite different than other jazz vocal work ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Edward SimonSorrows & Triumphs ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
The poetic title here really fits the mood of this well-crafted album from pianist Edward Simon – a fantastically vivid blend of jazz instrumentation from the core Afinidad quartet with elements from the Iani Winds, and some great guest work from Gretchen Parlato on vocals and Adam Rogers on ... read more CD

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Sir EdwardPower Of Feeling ... CD
Encounter/Essential, 1973. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A lost bit of jazz funk from the 70s – and a record we'd rank right up there with the best electric classics on the legendary CTI label! This set, though, is a lot more obscure – issued on the short-lived Encounter imprint, who gave us a handful of albums – all of them great! ... read more CD

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Jimmy SmithGroovin' At Smalls' Paradise Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
Jimmy Smith live was a killer – especially in the early days, when this one was recorded! Back in the late 50s, when Jimmy was shocking the world with his fantastically creative approach to the organ, Blue Note cut some of the first strong-selling live albums by following Jimmy to the clubs ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Jimmy SmithGroovin' At Smalls' Paradise Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $16.99
Jimmy Smith live was a killer – especially in the early days, when this one was recorded! Back in the late 50s, when Jimmy was shocking the world with his fantastically creative approach to the organ, Blue Note cut some of the first strong-selling live albums by following Jimmy to the clubs ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith At The Organ – Plays Pretty Just For You ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
Forget the "pretty" in the title here – as this stuff's not glossy or fancy – just wonderfully stripped-down Hammond work from Jimmy, performed with a trio that includes Eddie McFadden on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums. The title should probably read "mellow" ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith Plays Fats Waller ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $14.99
A surprisingly nice little album – a Jimmy Smith Blue Note session dedicated to Fats Waller, one of the first jazz musicians to work out his skills on the organ! Jimmy's working with a tight trio that includes Quentin Warren on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums – and although Waller ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Jimmy SmithPrayer Meetin' ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
A classic Blue Note meeting of two of the label's top talents in the early 60s – Hammond hero Jimmy Smith, and the up-and-rising Stanley Turrentine on tenor! Turrentine's simply great at this point – playing with a raspy edge on the bottom of his tone, sounding dark and mysterious ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)
Also available Prayer Meetin' ... LP 13.99

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Lonnie SmithDrives ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A great little set of grooves by organist Lonnie Smith – and one of his best albums ever! The key to Drives is that it finds Lonnie backed by a totally sympathetic group of musicians – including Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Dave Hubbard on tenor, and the great Joe Dukes on drums – ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Lonnie SmithFunk Reaction ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet 70s groover from the great Lonnie Smith – a soulful little session that has the keyboardist really stretching out in some great ways! At the time, Smith fares a lot better than some of his late 60s jazz organ contemporaries – as he's got a great lean style, perfect for the ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Lonnie SmithGotcha ... CD
LRC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Smooth later work from Lonnie Smith – but still pretty darn great, with a feel that's in the late 70s Kudu/CTI mode! Arrangements are bigger than ever before – with large backings arranged by Lonnie, and some vocals that have a really wonderful, warm, Stevie Wonder-esque quality to ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Wadada Leo SmithNajwa ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Wadada Leo Smith is really on fire here – on a record that feels a lot more like something from the early 80s underground than some of his earlier work – from the lineup of performers, right down to the overall sound of the set! The group's very heavy on guitars – and features ... read more CD

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Wadada Leo SmithRed Chrysanthemums – Live 1977 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
An unreleased set of solo performances from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith – one that we'd rank right up there with his most adventurous work of the 70s! Smith comes across wonderfully on the record – full of soul and imagination, and easily as impressive on his solo instruments as ... read more CD

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Wadada Leo Smith & Sabu ToyozumiBurning Meditation ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy ... $14.99
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith in his best sort of setting – working in an openly creative space for improvisation, one that has Smith not only shaping things majestically with his lines on trumpet – but also making some nice shifts to other instrumentation too! Drummer Sabu Toyozumi is a ... read more CD

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Soil & Pimp SessionsOutside – Original Anime Soundtrack ... CD
JVC (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $29.99
A really unique album from Japanese jazz combo Soil & Pimp Sessions – music done for an animated film, and handled in a style that's a bit different than the group's usual sound! If you know and love S&P as much as we do, you'll know that they've got a great talent for fast, frenetic ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Tordenskjolds SoldaterPeace ... CD
Spectator/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
An incredibly soulful set of jazz from the Danish scene at the start of the 70s – and a record that's much more in keeping with the spiritual sounds of the American underground at the time! The set boasts some tremendous tenor work from Jesper Nehammar – a player we don't know at all, ... read more CD

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Something BlueMaximum Enjoyment ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A record that definitely lives up to its promised title – as the whole thing brims over with excellent work from players you might know from other albums on the Posi-Tone label! The group name doesn't get at the heart of the sound, though – as there's a sharp, soulful focus to the ... read more CD

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Sounds Of LiberationUntitled – Columbia University 1973 ... CD
Dogtown/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A true treasure from this righteous Philly collective – a group who only issued one album in the 70s, and who finally double their catalog with the release of this rare performance from 1973! Sounds Of Liberation have this all-star lineup of musicians who did great work in Philadelphia and ... read more CD

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Les SpannGemini ... CD
Jazzland, 1961. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by Les Spann – an extremely talented jazz player who worked a lot with Dizzy Gillespie in the 50s, and Quincy Jones in the 60s! Les plays both guitar and flute on the set – grooving soulfully in a mode that recalls the stylings of Frank Wess ... read more CD

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Melvin SparksI'm Funky Now ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A never-issued album by funky guitar legend Melvin Sparks – recorded right after his final record for the Westbound label, and appearing here for the first time ever! Sparks first rose to fame via funky work with Lonnie Smith and Lou Donaldson in the late 60s, the cut some killer albums of ... read more CD

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Melvin SparksTexas Twister/Melvin Sparks '75 ... CD
Eastbound/BGP (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wicked work from the legendary Melvin Sparks – 2 of his rare post-Prestige sides for the short-lived Eastbound jazz label! Texas Twister is one of Melvin's funkiest albums ever – done in a style that's even harder and rawer than his work for Prestige! The sound is lean and often a bit ... read more CD

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James SpauldingSongs Of Courage ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
Great work from James Spaulding – one of the few players of his generation who actually got better with age! As he was in his classic 60s Blue Note recording sessions with other leaders, Spaulding is a hell of a group player – extremely sensitive to the other members of his groups ... read more CD

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Stahls Trio (Mattias Stahl)Kallthorp Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Incredible work from one of the hippest vibists working on the planet today – the great Mattias Stahl, one of the few players to really bring something new to the instrument over the past few decades! Stahls has this very rich sound, but also a very unique sense of timing too – which ... read more CD

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Tomasz StankoMusic 81 – Polish Jazz Vol 69 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
A lost chapter in the career of Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – better known for his recent recordings on ECM, and his classic 60s work with Komeda – but sounding surprisingly great here as well! The album's a relatively straight set of tracks that feature Stanko with a quartet – ... read more CD
Also available Music 81 – Polish Jazz Vol 69 ... LP 18.99

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Tomasz StankoMusic For K ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
Bold genius from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – a memorial tribute to the recently-departed Krzysztof Komeda – Stanko's musical mentor and frequent partner during the 60s! The work builds strongly on the angular modes explored by Komeda during the Astigmatic years – a stark, ... read more CD

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StarcrostStarcrost ... CD
Fable/Jazzman (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
An incredible bit of funky fusion from the Texas scene of the 70s – a record that's unlike anything else we've ever heard from the Lone Star state, and which still sounds plenty fresh all these many years later! Starcrost have a sound that mixes jazzy riffing with great female lead vocals ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Steam HeatAustin Funk ... CD
Fable/Jazzman (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A legendary album from the Texas scene of the 70s – exactly the kind of set that helps the city of Austin live up to its massive reputation for music! The group's got a wonderful blend of jazz, soul, and funk – a unique blend that reminds us of our favorite funky Fantasy Records sides ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Jeremy SteigFusion (Energy plus more) ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent funky jazz from Jeremy Steig – the funkiest flute player we can think of! The album's a 2LP set that brings together Steig's Energy album for Capitol, plus more material that was also recorded by producer Sonny Lester. Energy takes up where Jeremy's LPs on Solid State left off ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Robert StillmanReality ... CD
Orindal, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
The most spiritual set we've heard so far from reedman Robert Stillman – a set hat's filled with slow-building tunes that provide a fantastic display for his saxophone solos! The record oddly has no credits, so we're not sure who's working with Stillman on the set – but the drummer is ... read more CD
Also available Reality ... LP 9.99

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Swings The Most ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $9.99
There's no argument from us – because Sonny Stitt really does swing the most – but even more than that, what really matters to us is his amazing sense of tone, timing, and execution! The album's a near perfect example of a saxophone master at his height – a set that features ... read more CD

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Stone AllianceLive In Amsterdam ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Full-on sounds from the mighty Stone Alliance trio – a record that comes on strong right from the start, then doesn't let up for a minute! We love the studio albums from this group in the 70s, but they seem especially on fire on this live date from the late 70s – a firey fusion of the ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Stone AllianceLive In Bremen ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare European performance from the Stone Alliance trio – one that was recorded at the same time as their legendary run of albums for the PM label, but never issued at the time! The tracks are nice and long here, and the group really break out – still every bit as tight as on their ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Stone AllianceLive In Buenos Aries ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A previously-unreleased live set by this smoking 70s trio – a legendary powerhouse that was often able to work with the same sharpness as the most hard-hitting fusion groups, but in a style that was all acoustic all the way through! The great Gene Perla's on bass – setting up these ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Stone AllianceStone Alliance ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing little group – and one of the real standouts in indie jazz during the 70s! Stone Alliance are a killer power trio made up of players who'd previously worked for Elvin Jones – and all three of them have inherited a frenzied sense of rhythm from Jones – and that great ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Stone AllianceStone Alliance Con Amigos ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great setting for this legendary 70s combo – a record that has the core Stone Alliance trio coming into play with a host of Argentine musicians who really open up their sound! The core energy is still super-sharp – that magical combination of the saxes of Steve Grossman, bass ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Stone Alliance with Jan HammerLive In Berlin ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
The Stone Alliance combo meet up with keyboard giant Jan Hammer right in the years before he hit big fame through Miami Vice – and at a time when his freewheeling fusion vibe was just right for the energy of the group! The lineup here is a bit different than earlier Stone Alliance records ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection seriece!)

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Marcus StricklandPeople Of The Sun ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Saxophonist Marcus Strickland continues the electric explorations of his previous project with Meshell Ndegeocello – but works here on his own, with his very cool Twi-Life group – which certainly opens up a whole new dimension in his music! Marcus blows sopranino, alto, tenor, and bass ... read more CD
Also available People Of The Sun ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Dave StrykerEight Track Christmas ... CD
Strikezone, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
Guitarist Dave Stryker celebrates the Holidays with a mighty hip group – a quartet with Stefon Harris on vibes, Jared Gold on Hammond, and McClenty Hunter on drums and percussion – all of whom help Stryker to really open up a host of familiar Christmas tunes! The set is all jazz, all ... (Holiday Music, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Dave StrykerEight Track III ... CD
Strikezone, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
Guitarist Dave Stryker has a great lineup here – a quartet with Stefon Harris on vibes, Jared Gold on Hammond, and McClenty Hunter on drums – all musicians we really love as leaders on their own, and who bring plenty to this session with Stryker! The mix of guitar, organ, and vibes is ... read more CD

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StuffOld Dreams New Planets ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
A very cool little combo – one that almost sounds like a funk band working with broken instruments! Stuff are really out to do something new here – borrowing bits of jazz and funk, then weaving together a sound that's equal parts acoustic and electric – but which has lots of fuzz ... read more CD
Also available Old Dreams New Planet ... LP 12.99

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Kiyoshi SugimotoRock Joy In Guitar ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A great little record from Japanese guitarist Kiyoshi Sugimoto – a musician you might know from dreamier bossa-styled records in the 60s – but who here comes across with a sharper edge and a richer sound overall! Sugimoto plays both acoustic and electric on the record, in a way that's ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Isao SuzukiBlow Up ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
A really great little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – a rare player who goes way way past traditional modes of his chosen instrument, into richly creative territory that rivals the 70s experiments of Ron Carter! Like Carter, Suzuki's never content to just let the bass be a source in ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Isao Suzuki Quartet + 2Orang-utan ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
A very compelling set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – one that draws on the electric traditions being forged at the time by artists like Miles and Joe Henderson – but which is also graced by the warm lyricism that was running through other Japanese jazz sessions of the 70s! Suzuki ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Steve SwallowHome – Music By Steve Swallow To Poems By Robert Creeley ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A real standout in the classic catalog of ECM – not only because the record's got a slightly different inspiration than most, but also because it seems to unlock some especially beautiful moments from players who could sound different in other settings on the label! As the title indicates, ... read more CD

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Gabor SzaboRambler ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Lean 70s genius from the great Gabor Szabo – a set that has him electrifying the sort of vibe he created on Impulse Records in the 60s – but all without ever sounding too slick or commercial! The group here is nice and lean – supervised by Bob James, who plays piano and organ, ... read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Rambler ... LP 24.99

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Midori Takada/Kang Tae HwanEternal Moment ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the freer, looser moments you'll ever hear from percussionist Midori Takada – especially if you only know her more conventional recordings from the decade before! Takada was always a percussionist with a bit of whimsy – but here, she's in a starker free improvisational mode ... read more CD

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Sarah TandyInfection In The Sentence ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Soaring piano, romping drums, and a hell of a lot of spiritual energy from the contemporary London scene – a really fantastic outing as a leader from keyboardist Sarah Tandy, a talent we'll certainly be hearing more from in years to come! The music is fresh and visionary – filled with ... read more CD

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Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible album – one of the few rare early sides cut by pianist Horace Tapscott, a seminal figure in the LA underground of the 60s and 70s! The record is as pure Tapscott as you could ever get – experimental, but not too free; spiritual, but never too sappy; progressively ... read more CD

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Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraWhy Don't You Listen – Live At LACMA 1998 ... CD
Dark Tree (France), 1998. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing record from pianist Horace Tapscott – maybe one of his most ambitious projects ever, and a set that stands head and shoulders next to his classic work for the Nimbus label! As with some of those records, this set features his large Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – performing ... read more CD

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Horace Tapscott/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraFlight 17 ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most ambitious albums ever from pianist Horace Tapscott – a double-length set that has him working with a large lineup of underground musicians from the 70s Los Angeles scene – all united in spirit and power as the Pan-African Peoples Arkestra! Tapscott's piano directs the ... read more CD

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Alexa TarantinoWinds Of Change ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The first we've heard as a leader from saxophonist Alexa Tarantino – a great talent who's really been bubbling under on other ensemble records for the Posi-Tone label, and who's very much at the start of a great career of her own! Alexa plays some mighty nice soprano sax on the album – ... read more CD

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Makoto Tarashita & Harold LandTopology ... CD
Aketa's Disk/BBE (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A really fantastic album from tenorist Harold Land – a very rare Japanese set that may well blow away even his best albums of the 70s! The record features pianist Makoto Tarashita in the lead – a strongly spiritual player with a nicely modal sensibility – spun out over long ... read more CD

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Kaidi TathamIt's A World Before You ... CD
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Kaidi Tatham hasn't given us many albums under his own name over the years – but each one is a great cause for celebration – as his musical vision is so fresh and bold, we're even more in love with Tatham in a full length setting, compared to his many 12" singles! The scope of ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Cecil TaylorConquistador! ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Cecil Taylor's most striking albums of the 60s – and one of the few in which he works with a larger than usual group – not a trio or quartet, but an ultra-hip sextet! The lineup is incredible – the cream of the arch-modern players of the avant era, including Bill Dixon on ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Tenderlonious featuring the 22 ArchestraShakedown ... CD
22A (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
We kinda want to hate the guy for such a hokey name like Tenderlonious – but this album's a surprisingly great little gem, and one that mixes lots of openly-blown work on flute with some sweet keyboards and other jazzy rhythms! The approach is maybe a bit like the Jason Lindh or Chris Hinze ... read more CD

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Tenor TriageTenor Triage ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A trio of tenorists from the Brooklyn scene – Michael Eaton, Sean Sonderegger, and James Brandon – working here with just the bass of Brad Jones and drums of G Calvin Weston for support! The mix of three horns, bass, and drums is totally great – as the players leap along between ... read more CD

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Territory Band (with Ken Vandermark)Transatlantic Bridge ... CD
Okka Disk, 2000. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
The fantastic first record from Chicago's Territory Band – a project headed up by saxophonist Ken Vandermark, and one that definitely builds the Transatlantic Bridge that's promised by the title! During the second half of the 90s, the Chicago avant scene really exploded with some great ... read more CD

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Toots ThielemansToots Thielemans Presents The Thierry Lang Trio – Cully 1989/90 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1989/1990. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Great live work from this famous jazz harmonicist – a player who often gets standout moments in larger ensembles, or on well-known recording sessions – but who we especially like in a small combo mode like this! The CD features two different live sets – recorded a year apart, but ... read more CD

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Joe ThomasHere I Come ... CD
LC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Soulful sounds from the great Joe Thomas – a reedman who was first known as the Ebony Godfather on some more rough-edged funk at the start of the 70s – but who's equally great here in a larger, warmer setting overall! The record follows the spirit of some of the others in the second ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Pat Thomas/John Butcher/Stale Liavik SolbergFictional Souvenirs ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.00
One of the most unusual settings we've ever heard for the always-sharp saxophone work of John Butcher – a set that features lots of moogy moments from Pat Thomas, who uses both a theremini and electronics – alongside much more organic sounds on percussion from Stale Liavik Solberg! ... read more CD

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Ralph ThomasEastern Standard Time ... CD
Zebra/BBE (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
No standards here, as the tracks are all originals – written by reedman Ralph Thomas and the rest of his group – to create the sort of unique little record that really keeps us digging for rare jazz over the years! Thomas grew up in Chicago, where he soaked up the soulful sounds of ... read more CD
Also available Eastern Standard Time ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Henry ThreadgillWhen Was That? ... CD
About Time, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the most beautiful, lyrical albums we've ever heard from Henry Threadgill – a set that still has all the sharp edges you might know from his other work, but which also comes across with a slightly more sensitive sound as well! The compositions are beautiful – really well-written ... read more CD
Also available When Was That? ... LP 7.99
 
 



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