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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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Bud ShankBud Shank & The Sax Section ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A great showcase for the amazing reed talents of Bud Shank – great in a small combo during the early years of his career, and equally at home in larger groups like this during the 60s! As you'd guess from the title, Bud heads up a fuller section of saxophonists – players who include ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraSharps & Flats ... CD
Nimbus, 1979/1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Soaring spiritual soul jazz from the LA scene – a CD that features a beautiful performance by the Jesse Sharps Quintet, plus a longer extended track from Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! We'll be honest in saying that we'd never heard of Sharps before this CD – but he's ... read more CD
Also available Sharps & Flats ... LP 29.99

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Cha Cha ShawInto Morning ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A rough-edged batch of spiritual jazz tracks from trumpeter Charles "Cha Cha" Shaw (not to be confused with Charles "Bo Bo" Shaw) – recorded in an open-ended loft jazz mode with a really open, echoey feel! The album's a rare 70s jazz date on the Folkways label, and it's ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Cha Cha ShawKingdom Come ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
The second Folkways album from trumpeter Charles Shaw – and even more wonderful than the first! This one changes up the groove a bit – still sticking in Shaw's spiritual jazz vein at times, but also tripping things out a bit more with use of electric guitar and the ultra-cool "bag ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Woody ShawTour Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A tremendous document of a legendary group – one that was even better in a live setting than they were on record – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the great records they left behind! The quintet here features trumpeter Woody Shaw at his most righteous – working alongside ... read more CD

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✨✧ Archie SheppThings Have Got To Change/Cry Of My People ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $9.99
A pair of Impulse Records classics from Archie Shepp! Things Have Got To Change is wonderful post-Paris work from Archie Shepp – a record that has him bringing more focus back into his work after sessions overseas – and also making some great use of the legendary Joe Lee Wilson on ... 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
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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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
( SHMCD pressing.)

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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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Patrick Shiroishi/Vinny Golia/Dylan Fujioka/Alex ClineBorasisi ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.00
Two saxophonists and two percussionists – coming together here in a pair of beautiful long-form improvisations! Patrick Shiroishi and Vinny Golia handle the reeds, and Dylan Fujioka and Alex Cline are on drums and percussion – and the album's two extended, improvised tracks have this ... 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!)

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Ben SidranFree In America/Doctor Is In/Little Kiss In The Night/Live At Montreux ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Four albums from the great Ben Sidran – a mighty hip jazz singer, and a great pianist too! First up is Free In America – a great little set all the way through – and about as classic as you can get for Sidran in the 70s! The album's got a bit more soul in the mix, but still has ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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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 SilverJody Grind ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic turning point for the great Horace Silver – a set that's still got the soul jazz groove of some of his earlier 60s hits – but which also has the pianist really making magic with some of the younger players on the scene – in a lineup that features the young Woody Shaw ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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Horace SilverStylings Of Silver ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
A great Horace Silver album – and one of the rarest! The record features some top-line material that virtually defines Silver's post-Jazz Messengers sound – tracks that come out with a hard and heavy groove, yet which also have a lightness in the mix too – a sense of play and ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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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 At The Organ – The Incredible Jimmy Smith Vol 3 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $14.99
A real stormer from Jimmy Smith – done in his first year at Blue Note, but with a sense of power and imagination that cannot be denied! It might be easy to pass up this album, because many of the tunes are standards, done in a simple trio format – but back at the time of this session, ... 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!)

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Jimmy SmithRoot Down ... CD
Verve, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
Once an overlooked late Verve album, now a solid classic – and easily one of the funkiest albums ever from organist Jimmy Smith! The groove here is far different than the more familiar Jimmy Smith Verve sessions of the 60s – and the tracks open up in a really extended mode – ... read more CD

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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 ... $16.99
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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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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SpisekSpisek ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Great funky fusion from the Polish scene of the 70s – served up by a group who only recorded briefly, but who created some great tracks in the process! These guys aren't in the rock fusion mode – although they seem to have roots in that scene – as there's a warmth here that gets ... read more CD

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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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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
Also available Austin Funk ... LP 25.99

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Steelwool TrioInternational Front ... CD
Okka Disk, 1995. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A classic from the early days of Chicago avant powerhouse Okka Disk – a killer set that really shows the young Ken Vandermark at his best – as he takes off wonderfully here on a selection of reeds, alongside the mighty bassist Kent Kessler and drummer Curt Newton! The group didn't have ... 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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Stone AllianceHeads Up ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $16.99
Stone Alliance move down to a duo here – the mighty team of Don Alias on drums and Gene Perla on bass – and the pair bring in a whole host of great guest stars to take the place of recently-departed reedman Steve Grossman! To us, the record would be more than great enough on its own ... read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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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 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 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 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 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 TapscottDial B For Barbra ... CD
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A great group recording from pianist Horace Tapscott – recorded in LA in the early 80s, but done with all the righteousness and spirituality of his earlier albums! Tracks are long and exploratory, but also relatively lyrical too – stretching out with a style that's never too "outsi ... 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 TapscottLighthouse 79 – Vol 2 ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A second unearthed gem from pianist Horace Tapscott at the Lighthouse club in 1979 – very sharp stuff featuring a solid group of Nimbus players! Volume 2 was recorded on October 11, appropriately the night after the set featured on Lighthouse 79 Vol 1, with Tapscott leading the way, and ... read more CD
(Packaged in a slim cardboard sleeve.)

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✨✧ Horace TapscottLive At Lobero Vol 1 (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nimbus, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
A surprisingly strong trio session from Horace Tapscott – recorded in Santa Barbara in 1981, with a group that features Sonship on percussion and the great Roberto Miranda on bass! Miranda's tone is round and warm, and brings out some of the most soulful sides of Tapscott's playing – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraCall ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Large-group genius from the legendary Horace Tapscott – one of the few recordings of his groundbreaking Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! The music here is totally righteous right from the start – even more searching and soaring than Tapscott's trio or solo work – thanks to help from ... read more CD
Also available Call ... LP 79.99

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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 w/ Pan Afrikan People's ArkestraLive At IUCC (2CD set) ... CD
Nimbus, 1979. New Copy 2CDs ... $13.99 26.99
An excellent double-length set from Horace Tapscott's Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – an extremely righteous ensemble that was one of the hippest things going on the LA jazz scene of the 70s! The vibe is free and spiritual, but it also has a wonderful groove pulsating underneath many of the ... read more CD
Also available Live At IUCC (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Horace Tapscott/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraFlight 17 ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Tarika BlueVery Best Of Tarika Blue ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
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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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 (Ken Vandermark)Territory Band 2 – Atlas ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A very unusual work from the Territory Band – one of the more avant-oriented projects of Chicago's sax powerhouse Ken Vandermark. The group's much more spatially and compositionally oriented than any of Ken's other projects, and the feel of the set is in an ambitious mode – almost like ... 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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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!)
Also available Here I Come ... LP 4.99

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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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Three SoundsFeelin' Good ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $14.99
With a sound like this, these guys have gotta be Feelin Good! The album's one of the first few Blue Notes by Gene Harris and his mighty Three Sounds combo – and is done in the group's very successful blend of soul jazz and piano trio musing – a key shift in styles from the 50s to the ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Three SoundsVibrations ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A pivotal album from the Three Sounds – one that has the group moving past the straighter trio format of their initial Blue Note sides, really hinting at the funkier sounds to come on their classic albums of the late 60s! Gene Harris is definitely taking a page from the Ramsey Lewis bag at ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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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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Hidefumi TokiToki ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
Deeply personal work from Japanese saxophonist Hidefumi Toki – a player who manages accomplish a great deal in a fairly stripped down setting – filling spare space with gentle notes on alto and soprano sax, often delivered with a nicely raspy tone! The group here is a quartet – ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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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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Ralph TownerSolo Concert ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's exactly what it promises in the title – a solo set from guitarist Ralph Towner – but also a record that stands as a perfect demonstration of all the really special elements that Towner brings to his sound! Ralph plays both classical and 12 string guitar on the record ... read more CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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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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John TropeaShort Trip To Space ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky fusion classic from John Tropea – the great guitarist who cut a wealth of studio work for other players, and a rare few albums under his own name! This set's got a tight, yet soulful finish – very much in the spirit of the best work on CTI or Kudu during the mid 70s – ... read more CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)

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John TropeaTo Touch You Again ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweet 70s fusion from John Tropea – a tightly-crafted album, but one that's never too slick, and which still has plenty of soul! Tropea's that rare breed who actually sounds better with a bit more polish – and he seems to draw magically from the high quality of studio support he gets ... read more CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)

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John TropeaTropea ... CD
Marlin/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99
The first album from guitarist John Tropea – an ace 70s session musician, who played on countless records for other folks – and a surprisingly great leader and arranger in his own right too! Tropea's working here in a vibe that's clearly influenced by the CTI sound – smooth but ... read more CD
(Part of the "TK Records – The Miami Sound, Original Soul, Funk & Disco Collection" series!)

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Andrzej Trzaskowski/The WreckersAndrzej Trzaskowski – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 5 ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1962. New Copy ... $6.99
Sublime early material from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a player who'd turn out to be one of the nation's most striking modernists a few years later – but who's heard here in some very swinging company on a set of recordings from 1962! The album has Trzaskowski in a few ... read more CD

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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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Stanley TurrentineHustlin' (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
One of Stanley Turrentine's few organ-based sessions for Blue Note – recorded in the company of his wife Shirley Scott, a real cooker on the Hammond who holds it down masterfully here – and great band that's filled out by Kenny Burrell on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Otis Finch on ... read more CD
Also available Hustlin' (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Charles TylerSaga Of The Outlaws ... CD
Nessa, 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A tremendous 70s album from Charles Tyler – one recorded with a rich, raw tone that's simply mindblowing! Tyler here has all of the deep soul we first came to love during his ESP years, but also a sound that's a bit more focused too – one that's extremely powerful, and boldly righteous ... read more CD

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McCoy TynerExtensions ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
Brilliant work as a leader from McCoy Tyner – and easily one of his most righteous albums ever – a true batch of spiritual gems that really takes the John Coltrane legacy one step further! Most numbers build with a modal vibe that's more Impulse Records than Blue Note – and ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note LA Revivals series!)

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McCoy TynerTime For Tyner ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
Brilliant work by McCoy Tyner – an album that has him firmly stepping out of the shadow of Coltrane with a sound influenced by the rising Afro-centric style of soul jazz to emerge in the 70s! The group on the set is a quartet with Bobby Hutcherson on vibes – and the mixture of ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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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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Phil UpchurchPhil Upchurch Presents LA Jazz Quintet ... CD
King (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $16.99
Guitarist Phil Upchurch is in great company here – a cool, back-to-basics sort of group that almost gives Phil a hardbop heritage he didn't have in his youth! The lineup features excellent work on a variety of reeds from Brandon Fields – alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute – each ... 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 VandermarkMomentum 4 –Consequent Duos 2015 to 2019 (5CD set) ... CD
Audiographic, Late 2010s. New Copy 5CD ... $46.99 50.00
A wonderful testament to the mindblowing collaborative powers of reedman Ken Vandermark – one of the most consistently creative saxophonists of the past few decades, and a spirit with a heart that's as big as his music! Ken's a wonder by himself, but one of the things that's always really ... read more CD
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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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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