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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldComplete Piano Duets ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1976. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful way to hear the genius of Ella Fitzgerald at its best – as the set features all tracks that just have the first lady of jazz singing alongside a piano – spare, open, and in a way that really lets you get all all the care and nuance that Ella can bring to a tune! Most of the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Tommy FlanaganEclypso ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A sweetly swinging seventies set from pianist Tommy Flanagan – one of those records that's a perfect balance between the bop-inspired dexterity of his work on the keyboard, and that undeniable warmth he always brought to his best recordings! Tommy's got maybe a bit more bite on the keys, ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Tommy FlanaganFlanagan's Shenanigans ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1993. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The title's a bit of a rough pun, but don't hold that against it – as the album's got pianist Tommy Flanagan nicely stretching out – expanding past his familiar trio mode on a few great tracks on the set! Make no mistake, the core trio is great – with help from Jasper Lundgaard ... read more CD

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FME (Ken Vandermark)Montage ... CD
Okka Disk, 2006. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 16.99
A double-disc set that documents the live efforts of the Free Music Ensemble – a power trio featuring Ken Vandermark on reeds, Nat McBride on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! The style here is very much in the legacy of Vandermark's trio work of years past, especially in association ... read more CD

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FME (Ken Vandermark)Underground ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A bold statement from the Free Music Ensemble – not a large group, but instead a searing power trio that features Ken Vandermark on reeds, Nate McBride on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! The group work in a full-on mode that recalls the early power of the FMP scene, or some of the most ... read more CD

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Greg Foat & James ThorpePhotosynthesis ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A very cool collaboration between Greg Foat and James Thorpe – a set that's billed more as a sound library session than some of Foat's other jazz projects – even though the sound is equally appealing if you love those records too! The set is self-described as "futuristic analogue ... read more CD

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Adam Forkelid/Georg Riedel/Jon FaltReminiscence ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
This might be the first we're ever hearing from pianist Adam Forkelid – and given the sound of the album, we hope we'll be hearing a lot more for years to come! Forkelid has this wonderful approach to the piano – very bold, powerful chords – even in the mellower moments – ... read more CD
Also available Reminiscence ... LP 14.99

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Sonny FortuneInfinity Is ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A beautiful set from Sonny Fortune – a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still with a deeply soulful finish that keeps the album fresh throughout! Nearly every track was written (or co-written) by Larry Willis, who plays piano and Fender Rhodes on the set, and really feels like ... read more CD

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Sonny FortuneWith Sound Reason ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
We love Sonny Fortune – because he always plays so great! Sonny started as more of an acoustic soul jazz player – but by the time of this session, he's working with a lot of electric backing, in a fusiony mode that should dampen his enthusiasm, but which only seems to spur him onto new ... read more CD

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Billy FosterMusic For Jazz Vespers ... CD
Equistar, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautiful project from pianist Billy Foster – part of a long tradition of jazz mass records that have been popping up from the underground from the late 50s onwards – and maybe one of the best we've heard so far! The setting is spare – really just a trio outing by Billy's group ... read more CD

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Billy FosterPortrait ... CD
Equistar, 2005. New Copy ... $11.99
An overlooked set from the Gary scene – one of a handful of albums by pianist Billy Foster – a musician, radio host, and educator – with a legacy that almost makes him the Ramsey Lewis of his hometown! Billy cut some more keyboard-heavy albums in the 80s, but this record's a ... read more CD

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Billy FosterReflections ... CD
Equistar, 1989. New Copy ... $11.99
Overlooked genius from pianist Billy Foster – a player who only issued a handful of records on his own label – which was run out of the city of Gary, Indiana! This date's far more obscure than similar efforts on labels like Muse, Strata East, or Black Jazz – and has a similar ... read more CD

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Phil FranceCircle ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet keyboards from Phil France – a player who's more than content enough to let his instrument take the lead, often in these flowing soundscapes that are even more evocative than on his previous album for Gondwana – but a musician who also manages to echo some deeper currents, but ... read more CD

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Rodney FranklinIn The Center/You'll Never Know/Rodney Franklin/Endless Flight (bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Four soulful fusion classics from keyboardist Rodney Franklin – all together in a single set! First up is In The Center – wonderful keyboard work from the amazing Rodney Franklin – a player who sounds equally great on acoustic and electric piano! This album does a wonderful job ... read more CD

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Nick Fraser/Kris Davis/Tony MalabyZoning ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Drummer Nick Fraser has a great sense of cyclical energy here – a way of playing freely, but elliptically – so that there's this sense of passage and phase in some of the music, even while all the members are improvising with great intensity! The core trio features Fraser on drums, ... read more CD

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Free CooperationFree Cooperation – Polish Radio Jazz Archives Vol 18 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Soaring work from a Polish ensemble of the 80s – a group who definitely have some of the free cooperation promised by their name – but also resonate with a range of other elements too! At some level, these guys remind us of the more inventive bigger bands that broke on the European ... read more CD

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Alan Freed with King Curtis & Sam "The Man" TaylorAlan Freed Rock & Roll Big Band – A Stompin' Good Time ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A hip assortment of hard-wailing tunes all put together by New York DJ Alan Freed – part of his brief recording career for Coral Records, where he worked with some surprisingly hip artists! Most of the material here was originally issued under the names of Alan Freed Rock N Roll Big Band or ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Chico FreemanTangents ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1984. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz ... read more CD

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George FreemanNew Improved Funk ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the album's one of the funkiest ever from guitarist George Freeman, and one of the few to really hit that messed-up groove he was working in the clubs before his mid 70s retreat to Chicago! The style here is often all over the map – a mix of soul ... read more CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Amaro FreitasRasif ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A whole new flavor of Brazilian jazz – served up by pianist Amaro Freitas, whose work on the Pernambuco scene is a great cross-crossing of modes! Freitas has all the fluid, modern elements of some of the better-known Brazilian pianists from Rio and Sao Paulo – but he also mixes in some ... read more CD

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Paolo Fresu/Richard Galliano/Jan LundgrenMare Nostrum III ... CD
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 25.99
Piano, trumpet, and accordion – a really beautiful combination here in the hands of three masters of their instruments – trumpeter Paolo Fresu, accordionist Richard Galliano, and pianist Jan Lundgren! The set isn't the first this trio has recorded – and it definitely shows their ... read more CD

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Friends & NeighborsWhat's Next? ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Friends & Neighbors have really deepened their voice for this wonderful album – definitely showing us what's next, as they move past their initial inspiration from Ornette Coleman, and open up in modes that are completely their own! Some of the best passages here have this rich, melodic, ... read more CD

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Bill Frisell/Thomas MorganEpistrophy ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The fragile side of Bill Frisell, captured here in a really beautiful way – a set of unadorned live duets with bassist Thomas Morgan – playing together at the Village Vanguard, with a sound that's maybe even slightly warmer than the album might have been than if recorded by ECM in the ... read more CD

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Fred FrithAll Is Always Now – Fred Frith Live At The Stone (3CD set) ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy 3CD ... $43.99 49.99
There's a heck of a lot of music in this set – more than enough to show that avant guitar genius Fred Frith has been alive and well in recent years – and at very collaborative level too! The package selects recordings from over 80 concerts that Frith performed at The Stone in New York ... read more CD

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Fred Frith/Nicolas Humbert/Marc ParisottoCut Up The Border ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
One of the most revolutionary albums in years from guitarist Fred Frith – and a set that really returns to the sonic genius of his important records of the 70s! The format is quite unusual – as the music combines live performance with reworked sounds that were recorded for the 1990 ... read more CD

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From Wolves To Whales (Wooley/Rempis/Niggenkemper/Corsano)Strandwal ... CD
Aerophonic, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Bold rumbling fury from this well-matched quartet of improvising talents – a group that features Nate Wooley on trumpet, Dave Rempis on alto, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums – all often moving together in space as one, while still allowing plenty of room for ... read more CD

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Tiago Frugoli EnsembleCasa ... CD
Fresh Selects, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A Fender Rhodes masterpiece from Tiago Frugoli – a keyboardist from Brazil, but one who works here with a very soulful jazz approach overall – one that's open, spacious, and full of spirit – in ways that make the Rhodes sound even better than in a more conventional setting! The ... read more CD

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Ryo FukuiMellow Dream ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
A well-titled album from Japanese pianist Ryo Fukui – one that's got a warm sense of flow that takes it well past conventional piano trio work! The group here features Fukui on piano, Satoshi Denpo on bass, and Yoshinori Fukui on drums – all working together beautifully as a unit ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Ryo FukuiScenery (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
Lyrical magic from pianist Ryo Fukui – a lost gem from the Japanese scene of the 70s, and a beautifully flowing album throughout! Fukui's got a wide-open touch to the piano that we totally love – and is easily one of the best of his contemporaries on the Japanese trio scene of the time ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Jan Garbarek & Kjell JohnsenAftenland ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Saxophonist Jan Garbarek has always had a great ear for an unusual setting for his horns – and here, he continues that strong legacy by working with Kjell Johnsen – a keyboardist who plays a pipe organ in a very spacious way! The mix of the large instrument and the ECM production style ... read more CD
Also available Aftenland ... CD 5.99

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Red GarlandWee Small Hours ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
A nicely understated set from piano genius Red Garland – a master of understatement himself, but in completely great form in this Japanese-only live set from the start of the 80s – one that also features guest work from Lou Donaldson on two of the album's tracks! The sound quality is ... read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Charles Gayle/John Edwards/Mark SandersSeasons Changing ... CD
OTOroku (UK), 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99
The great Charles Gayle at his best – really opening up with a freewheeling vibe in this long, live improvised performance from London's Cafe OTO! The double-length set presents both performances from the evening – both non-stop improvisations, with John Edwards on bass and Mark ... read more CD

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Stan GetzGetz At The Gate – The Stan Getz Quartet Live At The Village Gate 1961 ... CD
Verve, 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
A fantastic lost slice of work from Stan Getz – one that features an early 60s group that was barely recorded at all, and which really shows Getz stretching out right before his bossa nova years! The quartet features a very young Steve Kuhn on piano, the great Roy Haynes on drums, and John ... read more CD

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Jimmy GiuffreGraz Live 1961 ... CD
Ezz-Thetics/Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic live performance from legendary reedman Jimmy Giuffre – captured here at the time when he was really stepping out with his sound, as heard more famously on the albums Fusion and Free Fall! As with those records, the group here is Jimmy's amazing trio with Paul Bley on piano and ... read more CD

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Rosario Giuliani with Joe LockeLove In Translation ... CD
Via Veneto (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful set of ballads from saxophonist Rosario Giuliani – made even better by the vibes of Joe Locke! The tunes are all based around the theme of love – mostly standards, but a few originals too – and even when mellow, they're given a nice sort of swing by the bass of Dario ... read more CD

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Patrick GleesonBeyond The Sun – An Electronic Portrait Of Holst's The Planets ... CD
Mercury/BSX, 1976. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
One of the most ambitious records ever made by electronic wizard Patrick Gleeson – a huge talent on the moog and Arp, whose work was featured on key 70s jazz albums by Charles Earland, Joe Henderson, Bennie Maupin, and Herbie Hancock – and that's saying a lot, given that Herbie already ... read more CD

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David Gold, John Cameron, Alan Hawkshaw, et alBig City Suite & KPM 1000 Series Compilation 1972 to 1978 ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweet KPM funk from the 70s – a set that features the legendary "Big City Suite" from David Gold, plus 20 other groovers from rare KPM sound library albums of the time! Gold's suite is really great – a hip mix of keyboards, wah wah guitar, and strings – all wrapped ... (Sound Library, Jazz) read more CD

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Binker GoldingAbstractions Of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A great solo set from tenorist Binker Golding – an artist we usually hear on the Gearbox label as part of the Binker & Moses combo, but who maybe sounds even bolder and stronger here in the lead on his own! The set's a quartet date, with a relatively straight group – but the sound ... read more CD

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Eddie GomezDown Stretch ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
Bassist Eddie Gomez hardly ever has a down stretch – especially given all the creative combinations he's worked in over the years – and this rare 70s album from Japan is more of a high point than anything "down" at all! The record's a trio date, with killer work on Fender ... read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Alain GoraguerLe Monde Instrumental D'Alain Goraguer (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A great little package that finally brings together two different musical worlds of the great Alain Goraguer – the man who's maybe best known for providing the sounds for early recordings by Serge Gainsbourg – and an artist who also recorded some great jazz and soundtrack material on ... read more CD

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Dexter GordonMontmartre Collection (aka Blues Walk) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1967. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $24.99
A great little package – one that presents the full scope of music that was issued over the course of three different albums by the Black Lion label – but all recorded together during two nights in 1967! The set features Dexter Gordon at his European best – working at his very ... read more CD

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Dusko GoykovichSlavic Mood ... CD
RCA/Elemental (Spain), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the greatest albums ever from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – a session that follows strongly in his Swinging Macedonia session from a decade before – and which, like that one, mixes up jazz with a range of Eastern European influences! The tracks are all originals by Goykovich, ... read more CD

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Stephane Grappelli/Barney KesselI Remember Django (plus Limehouse Blues) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1969. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $24.99
A pair of albums that have European jazz great Stephane Grapelli revising the format of his legendary Hot Club Of France with guitarist Django Reinhardt – but in a very different mode, given that this group features electric guitar from Barney Kessel! Kessel is great, and his warm, round ... read more CD

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Bennie GreenSoul Stirrin ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by hardbop trombone legend Bennie Green – an all-star sextet session that cooks like a mofo! The group features the twin tenors of Billy Root and Gene Ammons (billed just as "Jug" on the session, because of contractual reasons) – and ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Chris Greene QuartetPlayspace ... CD
Single Malt, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99 15.00
Saxophonist Chris Greene has been running one of the sharpest shows around town in the Chicago jazz scene – always tight, always together, and always moving forward with his music – to the point where we're surprised (and pleased) that he hasn't left our city for the coast! Greene ... read more CD

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Grant GreenFunk In France – From Paris To Antibes 1969/1970 ... CD
Resonance, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
Beautiful rare work from the late 60s years of Grant Green – a time when the guitarist was giving us some of his funk classics on Blue Note, and when he really seemed to be opening up his groove! That's definitely the case here – as the tracks aren't just funky, but also spin out at ... read more CD

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Narada Burton GreeneSolo Orchestra In Real Time ... CD
Nimbus, 1989. New Copy ... $9.99
Surprisingly striking work from Burton Greene – an album of solo work, but one that's filled with all the tones and sounds that justify the "orchestra" in the title! Greene plays piano and keyboards, working in an evocative style that overflows with the kind of exploratory energy ... read more CD

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Larry GrenadierGleaners ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Beautiful solo bass work from Larry Grenadier – a record that fits perfectly in the best ECM tradition, yet also provides a stunning showcase for the artist as well! The recording quality is superb – and Grenadier finds so many ways to create different shades and tones with his ... read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw DavisOw – Live At The Penthouse ... CD
Reel To Real, 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A never-issued live date by two incredible tenor giants – the legendary team of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis, working here with the same intensity as their famous albums of the early 60s! As with those dates, the duo really take off when recorded in a spontaneous performance ... read more CD
Also available Ow – Live At The Penthouse (180 gram vinyl) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP 49.99

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Steve GrossmanPerspective ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
One of the warmer Steve Grossman albums of the 70s – a set that moves away from some of the sharper fusion of his indie label sets, but which still has plenty of fire in Steve's horn! Grossman plays tenor and soprano, and the styles range from soul-fusion groovers, to propulsive jazz jammers ... read more CD

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Muriel GrossmannElevation ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic work from saxophonist Muriel Grossmann – a player who's turning out to be as important to our generation as John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders were to theirs! Over the course of a handful of albums, mostly issued under the radar, Muriel has been building up this tremendous legacy in ... read more CD

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiComplete Warner Brothers/Seven Arts Recordings (Oh Good Grief/Eclectic/Alma-Ville/bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Omnivore, 1968/1969. New Copy 2CD ... $27.99
A trio of wonderful records – plus rare bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Oh Good Grief – one of the coolest, grooviest albums that pianist Vince Guaraldi ever recorded – a set that's got the same Peanuts theme as his earlier dates for Fantasy Records, but which also ... read more CD

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Trilok GurtuGod Is A Drummer ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
We're not sure if God is a drummer, and we're pretty sure that Trilok Gurtu isn't a god – but the drummer more than lives up to his long legacy of music here – blending jazz with bits of funk and a few global currents too all at a level that definitely lives up to his classic work! ... read more CD
Also available God Is A Drummer (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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Mats GustafssonParrot Fish Eye ... CD
Okka Disk, 1995. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
The first American recording of Swedish reed genius Mats Gustafsson – done at a time when he was first reaching out to the Chicago jazz scene, the start of a legacy that would continue for decades! Mats is already an amazing force on his horns here – which include soprano, baritone, ... read more CD

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Mats Gustafsson TrioMouth Eating Trees & Related Activities ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An important early album from reedman Mats Gustafsson – and one that has him working with older free jazz giants Barry Guy on bass and Paul Lovens on a range of percussion instruments, including a musical saw! Mats is clearly the star of the set – already an amazing master of tones, ... read more CD

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Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, & Barry AltschulAround Again – The Music Of Carla Bley ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A trio take on the music of Carla Bley – and a record that takes us back to a time when Bley's compositions were showing up in the repertoire of the hippest trios of the 60s – long before she ever got the chance to make bigger records on her own! That sense of openness that Bley ... read more CD

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Sadik HakimLazy Bird ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
There's nothing lazy about the piano of Sadik Hakim here – as the album's a superb live trio date, issued only in Japan – and a record that stands with the handful of gems Hakim gave us at the time! The trio's got a very particular flavor – in part because the deep tones of Errol ... read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Matthew HalsallColour Yes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $14.99
Part of a fantastic legacy in spiritual jazz – music that was almost overlooked at the time, but went on to become the start of both a big wave of new energy on the UK scene of trumpeter Matthew Halsall, and a whole global generation as well! The album is Halsall's second, and follows ... read more CD
Also available Colour Yes (with bonus tracks) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Matthew HalsallSending My Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $14.99
A really incredible album – a set that's filled with far more soul and feeling than you might guess from the youthful image on the cover! Matthew Halsall's a pretty young player, but his sound here is really amazing – not just on his own trumpet solos, but on the overall feel of the ... read more CD

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Mary Halvorsen & John DieterichTangle Of Stars ... CD
New Amsterdam, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Two guitarists, coming together here in a mighty nice way – with sounds, tones, and colors that are completely fresh – and which really showcase the most creative styles of both musicians! We always look for Mary Halvorsen's name on a record, and this time around, the pairing with John ... read more CD

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Mary Halvorson & Joe MorrisTraversing Orbits ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Two electric guitars, dancing beautifully together in a set of free improvisations – tunes that run from just over two minutes in length, to past the ten minute mark – really letting us hear the imagination that drives the duo! Morris sounds familiar, but he's also maybe got a bit more ... read more CD

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Motohiko HamaseReminiscence ... CD
Studio Mule (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
Very poetic sounds from bassist Motohiko Hamase – a contemporary recording, but one that almost takes us back to that late 70s/early 80s moment on the Japanese scene, when musicians were combining electric and organic elements – but in ways that had a surprising mix of modes! Hamase ... read more CD

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Chico HamiltonMaster (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Enterprise/Culture Factory (France), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A totally excellent bit of funk from Chico Hamilton – working with a great group that more than helps their leader live up to the album's title! The record's a real lost gem – and it's got Chico working in much funkier territory than before, grooving with complicated rhythms, and a ... read more CD

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Scott Hamilton QuartetDanish Ballads & More ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Unfamiliar songs, but blown in a very traditional mode – that deep, rich tenor sound that Scott Hamilton has had since his start – an approach that sounds even fresher here in the context of some nicely unusual tunes! Hamilton's only improved over the years, and his level of expression ... read more CD

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Doug HammondEllipse ... CD
Idibib/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $21.99
Quite possibly the rarest album ever from this great percussionist – and one of the most intimate, too – given that the record only features Doug Hammond on drums, percussion, and piano – alongside flute from Karen Joseph! The percussion alone is great, and handled by Doug with a ... read more CD
Also available Ellipse ... LP 18.99

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Doug Hammond/David DurrahReflections In The Sea Of Nurnen (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
An incredible session from the legendary Tribe Records scene – an equal effort from leader Doug Hammond and keyboardist David Durrah, who contributes some groundbreaking Fender Rhodes and moog work to the set! Hammond handles drums plus a bit of vocals and synthesizer on the session – ... read more CD

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Hampshire & FoatSaint Lawrence ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
The duo of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat keep on getting more and more interesting as the years go on – to a point where they seem to be carving out a really special place in music that might well be a genre of their own! The music here represents a wonderful evolution of their skills ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockDedication ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Sublime sounds from the great Herbie Hancock – presented here in one of his amazing Japanese-only albums from the 70s! The record is a showcase for Hancock in two different modes – as Herbie plays solo acoustic piano on side one, and delivers these really haunting renditions of "Ma ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums ... read more CD
Also available Directstep (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP 21.99

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Herbie HancockHarlem Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1989. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful jazz soundtrack by Herbie Hancock – recorded at the end of the 80s, a decade when Herbie was spending a lot of time on keyboards – but with a rock-solid older jazz vibe that really fits the vintage Harlem setting of the film! The music mixes larger arrangements with ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSextant ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
An incredible record – and virtually the blueprint for countless other keyboard records to come! At the height of his 70s powers, Herbie really takes off into space with this set – moving away from more commercial music, and hitting a groove that's totally righteous, totally electric, ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockTreasure Chest ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Seminal sides from Herbie Hancock – amazing material recorded for Warner Brothers in the years between his time at Blue Note and his big fame at Columbia Records – all sides that definitely show Hancock as one mighty righteous cat! Herbie's really stretching past his more conventional ... read more CD

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Nobuo Hara with Sharps & FlatsSoul Modern Jazz 3 – Members ... CD
Columbia/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $22.99
Hard driving jazz from the Japanese scene of the 50s! The album's one of the best recorded by Nobu Hara and the legendary Sharpes & Flats group – a really swinging set of big band jazz that drives with the power of some of the 60s recordings by the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and which ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Barry HarrisLive In Tokyo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Xanadu, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 15.98
A great live set from pianist Barry Harris – material recorded on the same date that gave us the excellent Live In Tokyo album from reedman Charles McPherson – but done in a very different way that shows that Barry's clearly the leader on these tracks! The rhythm duo is wonderful ... read more CD

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Gene Harris & His Three SoundsElegant Soul ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
A key meeting between the Three Sounds trio and the amazing Monk Higgins – done at a time when Higgins was taking his Chicago-crafted grooves to work on the west coast – and doing some really wonderful productions with Dee Ervin! The set features full Higgins backings throughout – ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Lafayette HarrisYou Can't Lose With The Blues ... CD
Savant, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Straight, strong, and soulful work from pianist Lafayette Harris – working here with a nicely understated trio that features Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – both musicians with more than enough sensitivity to make some subtle contributions, while still letting Harris ... read more CD
Also available You Can't Lose With The Blues ... CD 11.99

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Wendell HarrisonDreams Of A Love Supreme (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wenha/Octave (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $21.99
Pretty great stuff – even though Wendall Harrison has strayed far from the Tribe Records sound of his earlier years! The record takes the spiritual post-Coltrane jazz of Harrison's earlier days, and infuses it with a smooth fusion approach that's clearly an attempt to reach a wider audience ... read more CD

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✨✧ Wendell HarrisonEvening With The Devil – The Complete Edition (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $21.99
One of the most classic albums on the Tribe Records label from Detroit – music that was too heavy for most of the world when it was issued in the 70s – but which has gone onto achieve legendary status over the years! Reedman Wendell Harrison leads the group in a set of soaring, ... read more CD

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Wendell HarrisonReawakening ... CD
Rebirth/Octave (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $21.99
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe ... read more CD

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Werner Hasler/Karl Berger/Gilbert PaeffgenHasler Paeffgen Berger ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2010. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the coolest sessions in years from vibist Karl Berger – a set that has him in a nicely spacious trio mode – with Gilbert Paeffgen on drums, and Werner Hasler on both trumpet and electronics! The mix of trumpet and vibes is especially great – almost reminding us a bit of ... read more CD

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Alexander HawkinsIron Into Wind ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Really unique solo piano work from Alexander Hawkins – an artist we've been enjoying more and more in recent years, and who really makes his voice known on this well-conceived set! Hawkins has this unusual approach to his instrument – relatively free, but often quite tuneful – ... read more CD

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Alexander Hawkins & Tomeka ReidShards & Constellations ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
The title's a great one – a very apt description of the sorts of sounds created by the improvising duo of Tomeka Reid on cello and Alexander Hawkins on piano – as the performance has this sharp, stark approach at times – jagged sounds from either instrument, almost as bursts of ... read more CD

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Chance HaydenGet Somethin' ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlanta, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Tight guitar from Chance Hayden – a player who definitely knows how to get a lot of color and tone out of his instrument, even while picking out a sharp note solo! There's a dexterity in Hayden's style that's clearly inspired by the more proficient blues guitarists in recent generations ... read more CD

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose ... read more CD
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Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... LP 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 14.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 29.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose ... read more CD
Also available
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... LP 24.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 19.99
Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 14.99

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Roy HaynesMy Shining Hour ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1994. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Great drums from the legendary Roy Haynes – a player who was really coming into his own again at the time of this mid 90s set! The recording's a live one, done for Danish Broadcasting with a good sense of clarity – and the group is mostly European, with Tomas Franck on tenor, Thomas ... read more CD

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Roy HaynesRoy Haynes Hip Ensemble ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Drummer Roy Haynes works here with an ensemble that's definitely as hip as the title promises – a really righteous group that makes the album one of Roy's most spiritual records ever! Haynes was always a drummer who was really a cut above, even back at the start – but here, he really ... read more CD
Also available Roy Haynes Hip Ensemble ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Albert HeathKwanza (The First) (with bonus track) ... CD
Muse/Xanadu, 1973. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
One of the coolest, hippest albums you'll ever hear from drummer Albert Tootie Heath – a set that's so different than his earlier work of the 60s, and which has the same sort of righteous, spiritual energy as the Heath Brothers album on Strata East! Albert's got a wonderfully loose vibe on ... read more CD

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... CD
Fantasy/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group ... read more CD

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✨✧ Vincent Herring/Bobby Watson/Gary BartzBird At 100 ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A tribute to the music of Charlie Parker – but a set that sparkles more from the individual inspiration of the three alto giants in the lead – a great lineup that features Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, and Vincent Herring! The tracks are long, with great lead passages that have all three ... read more CD

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PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds – The Complete Works 1968 to 1970 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, 1968/1969/1970. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 29.98
Brilliantly soulful jazz from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – a group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual – a box set featuring the originally self-released trilogy of releases Jawbones (1968), Since Washington (1969), and Winter Winds (1970) in one great package from Now ... read more CD

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Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Really unique work from a trio led by drummer Motohiko Hino, and which features Masahiko Satoh on piano and Nobuyoshi Ino on bass – all players who aren't content to just rest in the usual piano trio modes of the time, and who instead really break open the format with their creative work on ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Richard Groove HolmesComin' On Home ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A killer from Groove Holmes – one of his rarest albums ever, a one-off session recorded for Blue Note, with a group that includes a young Weldon Irvine! Weldon was a hip up-and-comer at the time – and he not only plays electric piano on the set, but contributes some of the album's best ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Richard Groove HolmesLive In France 1980 ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A really cooking live set from Hammond hero Richard Groove Holmes – a record that follows strongly from his best 70s material on the Muse and Groove Merchant labels, but much more obscure overall! The tunes have that long, freewheeling vibe that always made Groove in a live setting so ... read more CD
(Part of the Black & Blue Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Richard Groove HolmesNew Groove ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Funky funky Groove Holmes – one of his tightest albums ever! The set's a monumental batch of organ jazz groovers – recorded with some larger backings from Manny Albam, and a super-dope, super-funk sort of 70s feel that's really outta site! The tracks are lean and very rhythmically ... read more CD

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Redd HoltIt's A Take ... CD
Treehouse, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The surprising return of drummer Redd Holt – a musician you probably know from his legendary 60s work in the Ramsey Lewis Trio, or as part of the Young Holt Unlimited group with bassist Eldee Young! Ramsey and Eldee aren't on this set, but Redd keeps things in similar trio formation – ... read more CD
Also available It's A Take (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Takehiro HondaTakehiro Honda Trio ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from Japanese keyboard legend Takehiro Honda – a great batch of trio tracks, recorded with an open spirit and freely soaring vibe! Honda's playing acoustic piano throughout – working in a trio with Yoshio Suzuki and Fumio Watanabe – and ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Takehiro HondaThis Is Honda ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A great early album from Japanese pianist Takehiro Honda – one of the key jazz talents of Japan in the 70s, and a wonderfully lyrical keyboardist with a style that's right up there with the best American players of the 60s. Unlike later albums, which have Honda grooving with a bit more of an ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Takehiro HondaWhat's Going On ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99
Early soul jazz piano work from Takehiro Honda – recorded in a style that's quite different than most of his later albums! The sound here is full and rich – with Honda's work on the keys augmented by fuller backings arranged by Teddy Adams – all recorded in the US (we think), ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Takehiro Honda with Sadao WatanabeTakehiro Honda Meets Rhythm Section Featuring Sadao Watanabe ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic pairing of two key Japanese talents of the late 60s – pianist Takehiro Honda and reedman Sadao Watanabe – both of whom come together here on a record that's one of their most soulful of the time! Honda's clearly drinking deep from the soul jazz modes of Ramsey Lewis, Les ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)
 
 



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