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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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Kunihiko SuganoOpa Brazil ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A really groovy album from pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a set that has the leader working on Fender Rhodes, but often with a touch that has the sharpness of an acoustic piano – which is then underscored by some strong use of acoustic percussion as well! The album's definitely got the ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Kunihiko Sugano Trio + 1Love Is A Many Splendored Thing ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Love is a many splendored thing – and so is the mighty piano work of Kunihiko Sugano – a great Japanese player from the 70s, but one who never got much exposure on our shores at the time! This live album really shows Sugano at his best – balancing a talent for flowing, lyrical ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Super Trio (Massimo Farao/Ron Carter/Jimmy Cobb)Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
There's a great sense of warmth to this album from The Super Trio – one that really seems to come from the bass work of Ron Carter, which is so upfront and present in the recording, it's got us remembering all over again why we love his music so much! Massimo Farao is on piano, and balances ... read more CD
(Part of the Venus Masterpiece Collections series!)

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Isao SuzukiAko's Dream ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the wonderfully creative 70s sets from Japanese stringman Isao Suzuki – an artist who also plays bass, but who works here on jazz cello – for a very unusual approach! The set has Suzuki's work on the light strings matched in a combo with lead guitar from Kazumi Watanabe – ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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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 SuzukiBlue City ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderful little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – one that has him playing both acoustic bass and cello, mixing up the instrumentation in a really cool way! Suzuki was really one of the most inventive bassists of his generation of Japanese jazz – able to shift styles and ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Isao Suzuki TrioBlack Orpheus ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautifully spare session from the mid 70s – one that features bass and cello from Isao Suzuki – stretching out here in a sound that's totally unique! The trio's a great one – with Donald Bailey on drums and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – the ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Steve Swell/Robert Boston/Michael VatcherBrain In A Dish ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
We sometimes forget the power of Steve Swell on trombone – then along comes a record like this, which helps us remember all over again! Swell bursts out of the gate with this fantastically dirty tone – a way of rasping up his notes while still stating them with great focus – ... 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!)

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Masayuki TakayanagiGinparis Session ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
Rare early 60s recordings from the Japanese scene – issued here in a 70s album on Three Blind Mice, and with a depth and complexity that's a fair bit like some of the more modern work on that label! The tracks here are all quite long – and feature interplay between the bass and drums ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Masayuki Takayanagi & New Direction For The ArtsFree Form Suite ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A really compelling set from this important Japanese group of the 70s – a quartet headed up by guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi – but which features a very complex balance of work from all the individual members! The set initially begins with a traditional vibe, but then seems to step out ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Masayuki Takayanagi Second ConceptCool JoJo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
Guitarist Masayuki "Jojo" Takayanagi takes things back to basics with his Second Concept here – playing in a style that's straighter and more swinging than some of his avant work of the 70s – yet at a level that's equally compelling too! Given that he went outside a heck of a ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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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 TapscottDissent Or Descent ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the best trio sessions we've ever heard from Horace Tapscott – warmer and a bit more soulful than some of his other sides of this nature, and played with a well-rounded style that really hits home! The group features great drum work from Ben Riley, and bass by Fred Hopkins – and ... read more CD

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Horace TapscottLighthouse 79 – Vol 1 ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A lost treasure from pianist Horace Tapscott – material recorded live at the legendary Lighthouse club, done with a very hip group of players from the Nimbus Records scene! The tracks are quite long throughout – and often start with Tapscott musing into the groove with solo piano, soon ... read more CD
(Packaged in a slim cardboard sleeve.)

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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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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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Tarika BlueVery Best Of Tarika Blue ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
A great collection featuring some of the best work by this classic 70s smooth fusion combo! Tarika Blue were labelmates to the James Mason group on Chiaroscuro – and the sound of this album's similar to Mason's best work: jazzy, souful, polished, but never lacking a depth and a commitment ... read more CD

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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 (Ken Vandermark)Territory Band 3 – Map Theory ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. New Copy 2CDs ... $10.99 16.99
The most ambitious work to date from Ken Vandermark's Territory Band – a larger-than-usual ensemble that ranks with some of the great improvising orchestras of the 70s – like the London Jazz Composers Orchestra or the Globe Unity group! For the project, Vandermark pulled together a ... read more CD

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Territory Band (Ken Vandermark)Territory Band 6 – With Fred Anderson – Collide ... CD
Okka Disk, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Possibly the greatest album so far from Ken Vandermark's Territory Band – a live performance that has the ensemble joined by legendary Chicago tenorist Fred Anderson! The work here is one long composition – "Collide" – written and directed by Vandermark, played by the ... 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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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 ThreadgillJust The Facts & Pass The Bucket ... CD
About Time, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Overlooked genius from Henry Threadgill – one of his under-exposed 80s sessions for the About Time label, and work that's every bit as great as his better-known sides for Delmark or Black Saint! The group here has a nice sense of freedom and interplay – almost a quality that hearkens ... read more CD

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✨✧ Steve TibbettsAcoustibbetts/Elektrobitts /Exotibbetts (3CD set) ... CD
Steve Tibbetts, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 3CD ... $15.99
A huge collection of work from Steve Tibbetts – a guitarist who really helped open up the sound of ECM Records in the 70s, then kept on exploring music that was always at the fringes of jazz and other styles too! The package is put together by Steve himself, and features key moments from ECM ... read more CD
(CDs signed by Steve Tibbetts!)

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Tiger Trio (Joelle Leandre/Myra Melford/Nicole Mitchell)Map Of Liberation ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A very hip trio, one that features three of the greatest female improvisers of the past 30 years – Joelle Leandre on bass, Myra Melford on piano, and Nicole Mitchell on flute, alto flute, and piccolo! The work is maybe more often in the territory of Leandre and Melford's earlier material ... read more CD

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Keith TippettBlueprint ... CD
BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A groundbreaking set from British pianist Keith Tippett – an album of completely improvised material, all-acoustic – and performed with a group that includes Julie Tippett on voice and guitar, Frank Perry on percussion, and Roy Babbington on bass. The album's got a really organic feel ... read more CD

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Tokyo Cuban BoysCar Men – Guts ... CD
Columbia/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the coolest albums we've ever seen from this hip Japanese big band – a record that mixes hot rod sound effects with some funky jazzy groovers! The approach is plenty darn weird, but also pretty darn groovy – as most songs start out with a revving auto engine or other car-styled ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Ralph TownerDiary ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A beautifully personal album from Ralph Towner – a set that's maybe got more going on than just a diary – as the whole thing has a very poetic approach to the sound, one that's really in keeping with the new modes of expression that Towner helped bring to ECM! There's a bit of overdub ... read more CD

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Stan Tracey with Mike OsborneAlone & Together – Live At Wigmore Hall 1974 ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1974. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Two rare performances from the same evening of music in 1974 – one issued briefly on the album Stan Tracey Alone, one appearing here for the first time ever! CD1 features that Tracey album – an extended solo improvisation titled "Eighty One Plus One", which has Stan really ... read more CD

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TriageTwenty Minute Cliff ... CD
Okka Disk, 2003. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
No triage needed here – as the group blows into the room with a sound that's boldly beautiful, and really demonstrates the improvising skills of all three members at their best – Dave Rempis on alto and tenor, Jason Ajemian on bass, and Tim Daisy on drums – all musicians who've ... read more CD

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TribeHometown Detroit Sessions 1990 to 2014 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1990/1995/2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A return to greatness for the legendary Tribe Records scene in Detroit – an underground movement that gave us some spiritual jazz classics in the 70s – then kept on making wonderful music at an even more underground level as the years went on! This set is a collection of work from ... read more CD
Also available Hometown Detroit Sessions 1990 to 2014 ... LP 28.99

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Trio BruxoA Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A jazz trio with a very unique sound – one that appears to be rooted in Brazilian music, according to some of the notes in the CD – but which, to our ears, sounds a bit more contemporary and individual to the group! The rhythms are very dynamic – a nice change from more familiar ... read more CD

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Lennie TristanoDescent Into The Maelstrom ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare material from the great Lennie Tristano – a host of tracks that sit perfectly with his two landmark albums for Atlantic Records – and which maybe even push the envelope a bit more as well! The material is all from the 50s and early 60s – and is pulled together here in an ... read more CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)

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Yasutaka TsutsuiInner Space Of Yasutaka Tsutui (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
A sweet swing revival set from 80s Japan – served up here by clarinetist Yasutaka Tsutsui – a player we don't really know at all, but who gets a nicely classic vibe on the set! Instrumentation is relatively laidback – usually a smallish combo mode, with piano and guitar providing ... read more CD

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Jeremy UddenThree In Paris ... CD
Sunnyside, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A beautiful record from reedman Jeremy Udden – a set with four pieces by Steve Lacy at the core, and some equally great material throughout the entire record! The group here features Udden on soprano and alto sax – working out these thoughtful, melodic lines that snake beautifully over ... read more CD

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Takao UematsuDebut ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $19.99
A great debut from Japanese tenorist Takao Uematsu – a player who blows here with a wonderful sense of tone right from the start – almost an inherent sense of spiritualism that he still manages bring to tunes with a straight ahead swing! The approach is a bit like Archie Shepp in that ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Yoshimi UenoTaiko No Uminari (Sea Sound) ... CD
Johnny's Disk/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
A laidback Japanese jazz set from the start of the 80s – filled with warm piano lines, gentle guitar grooves, and some nice moments on tenor! There's a great mellow feel to the record – a quality that's different than other records we've heard of this vintage – still some of the ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Ricardo ValvardeXire De Vibrafone ... CD
Think (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $29.99
A really beautiful record – one that takes the usual sound of vibes in jazz, and moves them into slightly rootsier territory – mixing the lead instrument of Ricardo Valverde with bass, drums, and a trio of percussionists who really shape the sound! The approach is very unique, and even ... read more CD

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Earl Van DykeEarl Of Funk ... CD
SOUL (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Fierce funky instrumentals from Motown keyboardist Earl Van Dyke – a set that's overflowing with great original tracks, plus some sweet funky covers too! The style here is quite different than Earl's previous work – and quite different from most of Motown too – with a hard-edged ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Motown Did It First Series!)

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Ken VandermarkCollected Fiction ... CD
Okka Disk, 2008. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 13.99
Ken Vandermark and a host of hip bassists – Kent Kessler, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Nate McBride, and Wilbert De Joode – each of whom take turns working with Ken in a set of spare bass/reed duets! The approach is wonderful – and each different player really unlocks a new sort of ... read more CD

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Ken VandermarkUnexpected Alchemy (7CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2019. New Copy 7CD ... $86.99
The title definitely gets it right – as the set's documents unexpected alchemy between reedman Ken Vandermark and a wonderful blend of improvisers – all recorded over the space of a few days in the Polish city of Krakow! The set's something of a follow-up to Vandermark's massive ... read more CD
(In a beautiful fold-out package with individual paper sleeves.)

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Ken Vandermark & Mats GustafssonVerses ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Bold, beautiful work from the team of Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson – two of the most inventive reed players of the past few decades – working together here in free, unfettered formation! The set was actually recorded right above Dusty Groove – in a very open, woody loft ... read more CD

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Ken Vandermark & Michael SnowDuol ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
The album's titled after the 1960 Michael Snow painting that graces the cover – but it features recently-recorded music that remind us that Snow's still a hell of an improviser too! Snow's is maybe best known to most for his important experimental film work of the 60s and 70s – but as ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen-LoveAMR ... CD
PNL (Norway), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 15.00
Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love are no musical strangers – having played together for most of the past three decades – so it's no surprise that they leap right out of the gate with boundless improvisational energy here – completely on fire in a live performance recorded ... read more CD

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Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen-LoveScreen Off ... CD
PNL (Norway), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
The title here might seem a bit unusual, but it's a reference to Youtube, which is the source of all the material used on the album – about a decade's worth of performances by Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love – captured by fans, cleaned up by the pair, and lined up here as a ... read more CD

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Ken Vandermark/Pandelis KarayorgisForeground Music ... CD
Okka Disk, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Some of the most beautiful, introspective work we've heard in years from Ken Vandermark – spare duets with pianist Pandelis Karayorgis – done in a mode that almost recalls the best experiments of Lee Konitz or Jimmy Giuffre from many years back! The sound is spare, but never too sleepy ... read more CD

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Edward VesalaLumi ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1987. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Drummer Edward Vesala has his roots in the more dynamic Finnish fusion scene of the 70s – but here, he's working in the spacious ECM mode that really defined the second half of his career! The group's a relatively large one, heavy on saxes and flute – with reed lines from Pentti Lahti, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Juan FG Vinuesa/Josh Berman/Jason Roebke/Mikel Patrick AveryBlue Shots From Chicago ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
The kind of record that makes us very proud to say we're from Chicago – as leader Juan FG Vinuesa comes up with a way to keep the city's avant scene moving forward – using some of the mix of structure and freedom from the Mike Reed generation, but also adding in both older elements, and ... read more CD

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Karsten VogelThis Is It ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Karsten Vogel steps out here as more of a multi-instrumentalist than we might have guessed – still playing tenor, alto, and soprano sax on much of the record – but also adding in some keyboards, violin, and rhythm programs too! In fact, it's those programs that shape the sound more ... read more CD

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Alexander Von Schlippenbach & Aki TakaseLive At Cafe Amores ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $14.99
This might be the sexiest-looking cover we've ever seen on a record from avant piano genius Alexander Von Schlippenbach – who we're used to seeing presented in a more abstract manner – but the sound of the record is no less wonderful than some of his classics over the years, and ... read more CD

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WaajuWaaju ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99
A really unusual collective from the London scene – a group who play jazz of a global variety, but with a style that's much more far-reaching than standard Latin or Afro-inflected jazz! Instead, these guys seem open to a few continents' wealth of rhythms – but also use them in a way ... read more CD

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Sunao WadaCoco's Blues ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A cooking little record from Japanese guitarist Sunao Wada – one with plenty of offbeat touches! Like many of the albums on the Three Blind Mice label from the time, this one's a bit hard to peg – because the moods and styles shift a bit from track to track, and there's an openly ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronMal Waldron Plays The Blues – Live At The Domicile ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Mal Waldron plays the blues, but in a way that's hardly blue at all – given that the record is one from a time when the pianist was really setting a strong modern fire on the European scene in the 70s! The group's an unusual one – with bassist Jimmy Woode, of the Clark Boland Big Band, ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Bennie WallaceFourteen Bar Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Great early work from tenorist Bennie Wallace – a set that's got a really nice edge, and which is a nice contrast to some of Bennie's smoother work in years to come! The format's a trio – ala the important Sonny Rollins mode – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Eddie Moore on drums ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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David S WareBalance – Vision Festival XV+ ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Sax great David S Ware leading a masterful trio featuring William Parker on bass and Warren Smith on drums – live at NYC's Vision Festival in 2010, plus some incendiary 2009 studio outtakes from the too brief period these three were in action together! Amazingly, given how deft their ... read more CD

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David S WareTheatre Garonne 2008 ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2008. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A fantastic live set from the great David S Ware – recorded at a key point in his career, when he was moving away from his longtime work with Matthew Shipp on piano, and embracing a new group with Joe Morris on guitar! Morris is wonderful here – really at his best, and driven on by the ... read more CD

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Grover WashingtonSacred Kind Of Love – The Columbia Recordings (Strawberry Moon/Then & Now/Time Out Of Mind/No Exit/All My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), New Copy 5 CDs ... $29.99
All of Grover Washington Jr's albums for Columbia – brought together in a special box set! Strawberry Moon has a number of laidback groovers, with some solid Washington originals such as the title track and some sweet covers. BB King plays and sings on "Caught A Touch Of Your Love" ... read more CD

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Kamasi WashingtonHarmony Of Difference ... CD
Young Turks, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Pure fantasticness from the great Kamasi Washington – a set that's much more compact than his sprawling Epic, but which has an equally wonderful vibe overall! The album features material that Washington performed at the Whitney Biennial – to accompany paintings by his sister – ... read more CD
Also available Harmony Of Difference ... LP 16.99

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Salim WashingtonDogon Revisited ... CD
Passin' Thru, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
The most righteous cover we've ever seen on a record from reedman Salim Washington – and a great indication of how righteous the music inside is as well! Salim has quietly been giving us genius over the past 20 years or so – and this album really continues that legacy – reaching ... read more CD

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Sadao Watanabe & Akira MiyazawaLatin Barock Collection ... CD
King (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
Is that barock or baroque? Whatever the case, the album's a pretty darn groovy affair – twin flutes from Sadao Watanabe and Akira Miyazawa – two of Japan's best reedmen at the end of the 60s – working here with some sweet arrangements that mix classical roots with mod ... read more CD
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Bobby WatsonCheck Cashing Day ... CD
Bobby Watson, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
A tremendous project from the great Bobby Watson – an artist we don't hear from as much as we'd like to these days, but who always gives us something that's been well worth the wait! The record's a larger-concept set, based on the promise of reparations and the legacy of Dr Martin Luther ... read more CD

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Ernie WattsSanctuary ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1986. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly Ernie Watts' biggest album ever – a set of soulful fusion done for Quincy Jones' Qwest imprint with tight arrangements and production from keyboardist Don Grusin! As with other Watts albums of the time, there's as much soul going on here as there is jazz – vocals from ... read more CD

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Doug WebbBack East ... CD
Posi tone, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Tenorist Doug Webb jumps into the fray right from the very first note on this excellent set – a further continuation of his recent development as both a soloist and writer! Webb's got a style that's deeply classic, yet very personal too – not just a rehash of older tenor modes, but a ... read more CD

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Doug WebbBright Side ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Doug Webb's a tenorist we're really growing to love and love more with each new record – a player who can come on with a bold, soulful punch at some moments – then carve these fluid lines at others, which he does wonderfully here alongside the organ of Brian Charette and guitar of Ed ... read more CD

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Eberhard WeberFollowing Morning ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The basshapes of Eberhard Weber are already great enough in a spare, stripped-down ECM setting – but here, they get great exposure amidst some even more compelling tonal landscapes – as Weber works with strong solo piano from Rainer Bruninghaus, and rich sounds on celli, oboe, and ... read more CD

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Ben WebsterFirst Concert In Denmark ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The Danish scene provided tenor legend Ben Webster a great home in later years – around the same time that Copenhagen was an important spot for Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and other American players too! This set marks Ben's first performance on that scene – and is well-captured by ... read more CD

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Cory WeedsLive At Frankie's Jazz Club ... CD
Cellar Live (Canada), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A Cory Weeds album that's really a cut above – given that this live session has the alto saxophonist joined by two great guests – Harold Mabern on piano and Terrell Stafford on trumpet! Both Mabern and Stafford get plenty of space to solo, and their contributions are wonderful – ... read more CD

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Mike WestbrookLast Night At The Old Place ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A really fantastic live performance by the Mike Westbrook Concert Band – recorded right around the same time as his seminal albums for Deram – and with an equally amazing sound! The "old place" here is Ronnie Scott's old club – which was still leased for a few months as ... read more CD

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Michael WhalenMichael Whalen & The Fire Brigade ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Michael Whalen plays a range of keyboards here with the Fire Brigade – a crack fusion ensemble with a hard-jamming style that takes us back to some of the bigger electric jazz albums of the 70s! Whalen's in the lead on Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet, and other keys – and the group's ... read more CD

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Kenny WheelerDouble, Double You ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The album's got trumpeter Kenny Wheeler as the leader, but the sound here is equally resonant with contributions from all members of the group – including the amazing John Taylor on piano, with Mike Brecker on tenor, David Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The record's the kind ... read more CD

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Rodney WhitakerAll Too Soon – The Music Of Duke Ellington ... CD
Origin, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A very fresh take on the songs of Duke Ellington – presented here by bassist Rodney Whitaker, with a tight combo sound that resonates strongly with his other great records! The tunes are definitely Duke's, but the presentation is pure Whitaker – hip, soulful, and reworked with nicely ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lenny WhiteBig City (remastered edition) ... CD
Nemperor/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A great little album by Lenny White – nicely restrained in the best moments, with less of the heavy-hitting fusion sound that you'd hear on his other albums – and even done with a strong current of funk, which really sends the whole thing home in a great way! Space jazz maestro Pat ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer (remastered edition) ... CD
Nemperor/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Drummer Lenny White was one of the strongest talents on the kit to emerge during the 70s fusion years – a player who was every bit as tight and powerful as Billy Cobham, and maybe even more far-reaching in his style – as you might guess from the cosmic image on the cover! The album's ... read more CD

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Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage ArkestraSongs From The Sun Ra Cosmos ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A really surprising project from long-running Boston soul singer Barrence Whitfield – a set of songs from the Sun Ra side of the universe – delivered with a vibe that's a bit different than some of Whitfield's other material! The package features tracks from two different periods ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Songs From The Sun Ra Cosmos (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Zygmunt WicharyTalizman ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Hard-swinging trad jazz from the Polish scene of the postwar years – in a style that was as revolutionary to the Soviet-controlled culture as its later modern jazz and fusion moments! The group here is led by pianist Zygmunt Wichary, and works with a frenzied spirit that's a lot more intense ... read more CD
Also available Zygmunt Wichary (10 inch LP) ... LP 14.99

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Mareike WieningMetropolis Paradise ... CD
Greenleaf, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Maybe the first album we've ever seen to feature drummer Marieke Wiening as a leader – but a set that fits in very nicely with the overall aesthetic of the Greenleaf label – in the way that the label's releases are always trying to push the further boundaries of jazz expression, but all ... read more CD

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Barney WilenLive In Tokyo 1991 ... CD
Elemental, 1991. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Marvelous late work from tenorist Barney Wilen – the French reedman who first rose to fame in the late 50s, with crucial recordings with Miles Davis and Art Blakey – then really faded from view for most of the next few decades, before making a fantastic late life comeback, with a sound ... read more CD
Also available Live In Tokyo 1991 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Don WilkersonPreach Brother (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note/Culture Factory, 1962. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
An excellent album by this lusty tenor player – and one of the rarest Blue Notes ever! Brother Don plays lean and mean, in a nice tight group that features Grant Green on guitar, Sonny Clark on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums – all of whom give Wilkerson a freer setting than he ever ... read more CD
(Collectors edition in a LP sleeve – limited to 1000!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, January 31.

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Phillip Wilson with Olu DaraEsoteric ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Percussionist Phillip Wilson's got his name on the cover, but the set's a very collaborative outing with trumpeter Olu Dara – recorded in Paris by Jef Gilson with a very free-thinking, open style that bridges both American and European modes of free jazz at the time! Wilson plays both a ... read more CD

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Reuben WilsonCisco Kid ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the best 70s albums by this funky organ player – quite different than his work for Blue Note, with a messier funkier edge that's very nice! Reuben Wilson's working with an all-hip lineup, with players who include Melvin Sparks on guitar, Garnett Brown on trombone, Bob Cranshaw on bass ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Reuben WilsonSweet Life ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
A great groover by Reuben Wilson – and one of his best albums ever! The funky organist really takes off from the sound of his earlier Blue Note albums here – hitting a vibe that's sharper, darker, and plenty darn righteous – still small combo jazz funk, but with a depth that we ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Alex Wing & David BoykinVision Without Words ... CD
Alex Wing, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the most unusual albums we've ever heard from David Boykin – a set of spare duets with multi-instrumentalist Alex Wing – done at a level that really pushes Boykin's sounds on both tenor and bass clarinet! The tunes here are all freely improvised, and Wing often plays guitar ... read more CD

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Muriel WinstonFresh Viewpoint & Muriel Winston (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Strata East/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Strata East label – an unusual mix of jazz and soul vocal material, put together by singer Muriel Winston with arrangements from the great Bill Lee! There's a relaxed, easygoing feel to the record – one that's upfront and personal on the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Fresh Viewpoint & Muriel Winston (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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Zbigniew Wodecki with Jerzy MilianSny Podroznika ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
A very cool Polish singer from the 70s – but one who works in styles we'd be much more likely to associate with male vocalists from America in the previous decade! Part of the style might have to do with the backings – which are superbly handled by jazzman Jerzy Milian, who directs the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationDedicacion ... CD
Corridor/Uuquipleu, 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little set from keyboardist Lyman Woodard – and one that's definitely got some of the Latin flavor promised by the spelling in the title! Woodard's still playing some mighty nice organ and electric piano lines, but the group here also has some added Latin percussion at the bottom ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationLive At JJ's Lounge 1974 ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A rare live performance from the legendary Lyman Woodard Organization – captured here at the height of their powers in the 70s! The Organization has a really unique approach to their groove – one that starts in jazz, but moves quickly into funk – with a spirit that you'd find in ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationLyman Woodard Organization Orchestra – Live In Detroit 2010 ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2010. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A recent live set from the legendary Lyman Woodard – and a record that's every bit as great as his killers from the 70s! Woodard's lost none of his funky touch on the organ – and really burns amazingly well throughout – as does his group, which is less of an "orchestra" ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard TrioJazzy Weeknights Special ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1974/1993. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99
Rare work from one of the true powerhouse performers on the Detroit jazz scene – organist Lyman Woodard, famous for a few funk records in the 70s – but a musician who also gigged non-stop for decades in the Motor City! This double-length set features two performances, almost 20 years ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard TrioLive At The 1996 Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival ... CD
Corridor/Uuquipleu, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99
Late work from Detroit organ legend Lyman Woodard – and sounds that are still very much at the top of his game! The set's a trio date, with drummer Leonard King – who was on the classic Woodard Organization Records – and Lyman's still got that lean, slinky groove on the Hammond ... read more CD

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Works For Me (Alexa Tarantino/Tony Davis/Caili O'Doherty/Adi Meyerson/Joe Strasser)Reach Within ... CD
Posi tone, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
An incredibly well-crafted set of soulful hardbop – the kind of record that the Posi-Tone label seems to do better than just about anyone else these days – and which is so tight, so together, the whole thing almost seems effortless! Yet there's clearly a lot of effort going in here ... read more CD

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✨✧ Xanadu All Stars (Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, etc)Night Flight To Dakar/Xanadu In Africa ... CD
Xanadu, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent set of recordings from a unique moment for the Xanadu Records label – an imprint that was carrying the torch of the Prestige label style well into the 70s – also run by that label's old head, Don Schlitten! The tracks here were all recorded live in Dakar – by a tight ... read more CD

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Yama & Jiro's WaveGirl Talk ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet little piano trio set from Yama & Jiro – that's Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on piano and Tetsujiro Obara on drums – joined here by Akira Daiyoshi on some mighty warm bass! The set's got that wonderful open, laidback vibe you sometimes get on these Three Blind Mice sessions from the ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Eri Yamamoto & Choral ChameleonGoshu Ondo Suite ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from pianist Eri Yamamoto – in large part because of the presence of the Choral Cameleon vocal group! The mix of piano and voice is wonderful – haunting and powerful, in a way that reminds us of some of the best Vince Guaraldi ... read more CD

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... CD
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is ... read more CD

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Reiko YamamotoTempus Fugit (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
DIW (Japan), 2012. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $32.99
The first we've ever heard from Reiko Yamamoto – a heck of a vibist from the Tokyo scene – and one with a really great sound, especially on the album's more dynamic numbers! The group's a quartet – with guitar, bass, and drums – and Reiko can really dominate the sound in a ... read more CD
(2CD version – with the original album on one CD, and a remastered version on another!)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoBlues For Tee ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A special live set, dedicated to the head of the unique Three Blind Mice label – and done in the best freewheeling style of pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto! The record's got even more bite than some of Yamamoto's other albums of the time – a soulful groove that has lots of left hand action ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoMidnight Sugar ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
The midnight sugar here comes from pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – who's playing with a soulful, bluesy sort of style – one that reminds us a bit of Ray Bryant back in the 60s, but which also comes across here with a fair bit of lighter, lyrical touches as well! As with other Three Blind ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
 
 



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