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ProteusInfinite Change ... LP
Proteus International, 1981. Sealed ... $14.99
Full-on fusion from a Chicago combo who've clearly learned a lot of lessons from the generation of George Duke, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White! The sound is quite jamming all the way through – with plenty of guitar solos, keyboards, and super-tight drums that take off to the stratosphere ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur PrysockMr Arthur Prysock & Guest ... LP
Old Town, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Red PrysockFruit Boots ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Raw tenor from this great R&B talent – with tracks that include "The Shakers", "Fruit Boots", "Red Rock", "Plaid Laces", "What Next", "The Fox", and "Lulu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing. Cover has some oxidation under the gloss.)

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Alton PurnellAlton Purnell Live ... LP
77 Records (UK), 1964. Very Good ... $2.99
Features Alton Purnell on piano and a bit of vocals – with Keith Smith on trumpet and Mike Sherborne on trombone – plus John Deferary on clarinet, Paul Seeley on banjo, Brian Turnock on bass, and Dave Evans on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Purrone/Jeff Fuller/Frank BennettExpansion ... LP
Quadrangle, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Features Tony Purrone on guitar, Jeff Fuller on bass, and Frank Bennett on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a small bit of pen, and cover has splitting on top and bottom seams.)

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Quartette Tres BienKilimanjaro (Decca pressing) ... LP
Decca, 1964. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the earliest albums from the legendary Quartette Tres Bien – the hip piano combo from the St Louis scene – one who were almost to that city's jazz world what Ramsey Lewis was to Chicago! Unlike other piano groups of the time, which were trios, the Quartette featured an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a center split spine, cutout hole and a partially removed vintage sticker.)

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Alvin QueenAshanti ... LP
Nilva (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Fantastic work from drummer Alvin Queen – spiritual, soulful, and leaping around with joy and magic! The set features a totally hip group – with James Spaulding on alto and flute, Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Billy Saxton on tenor, and John Hicks on piano – and it's got a post-70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Paul Quinichette, Buck Clayton, Nat Pierce, et alBasie Reunions (2LP pressing – Basie Reunion/For Basie) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
The title tells the tale on this one – as the session's a studio meeting of players all associated with Count Basie over the years – captured here in a style that's much more laidback and relaxed than the usual Basie set! This a 70s repackaging of sessions originally issued as 2 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Quintetto Saint PaulModernissim ... LP
Splasch (Italy), 1989. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A hip group in the best Splasch Records mode – never too far out, and with a really interesting sense of sound. The group features Ezio Baracco on alto and soprano, Danilo Pala on tenor, Fulvio Trudu on vibes, Felice Cipolla on bass, and Fulvio Rolando on drums – with guest work from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaCosmo Sun Connection ... LP
Recommended/Saturn (UK), 1984. Near Mint- ... $209.99
One of the more obscure Sun Ra albums of the 80s – a set that was initially pressed up by Recommended in a very small amount on vinyl, but easily one of the more compelling Arkestra sets from the time! Given that other 80s efforts often show the Arkestra moving towards a tighter, more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a white sleeve with a yellow paper paste-on cover. Top seam has a very small split, but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1973. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A lost slice of work from Sun Ra's early 70s years on Impulse Records – one of the few new recordings created for his association with that label (most of the titles were reissues of earlier Saturn albums) – but one that was never issued at the time! Cymbals saw some release later, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with excess taped down at the spine.)

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✨✧ Sun RaGod Is More Than Love Can Ever Be (Days Of Happiness) ... LP
Saturn, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the rarest 70s albums in the Sun Ra catalog – and one of the most unique, too – given that the format here is a piano trio, of the style often used by other jazz musicians – but completely transformed here in the hands of Ra! The music is sometimes straight, but always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain white sleeve, with "trio" in one corner, and with hand-written labels that say "trio" and "Sun Ra". Matrix 72579.)

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Sun RaHeliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 1 ... LP
ESP, 1965. Very Good ... $99.99
A seminal set from Sun Ra – even if it's one of his few 60s albums not on the Saturn label! The set was done for ESP during the glory days of that avant powerhouse – a perfect match, given the Arkestra's relocation to New York, and the label's ability to reach out to big new audiences ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with ear, including the ESP inner sleeve. Label has a peeled spot from sticker removal. Cover has some surface wear, a sticker spot, and small seam splits.)

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Sun RaHeliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 2 ... LP
ESP, 1966. Very Good+ ... $43.99
The second set of Heliocentric tracks that Ra recorded for ESP, with a freer feel, and a little bit more crazy playing than the first one. Ra and the group play a lot of percussion, and reed duties are held by Robert Cummings, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Marshall Allen. Ra plays tuned bongoes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & purple label pressing, in a West 55 St cover. Cover has a small cutout hole and some splitting in the top seam.)
Also available Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Sun RaLanquidity ... LP
Philly Jazz, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An amazing album from Sun Ra – and one of the most in-demand for Dusty Groove customers! The record's actually a bit funky – if you can believe it – and was recorded with electric keyboards, bass, and guitar (played by the mysterious Disco Kid!) The album originally came out on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Sun RaOuter Space Employment Agency – Live At The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1973 ... LP
Total Energy, 1973/1999. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Classic live material, recorded at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Fest in the early 70s. The Fest was the brainchild of John Sinclair, the White Panther founder/Detroit radical who was also the big early manager of the MC5. Sinclair produced the set and wrote a nice set of introductory ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaStrange Celestial Road ... LP
Rounder, 1980. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A very nice session that actually has a bit of a soul jazz touch – with elements that are similar to Ra's Lanquidity set, a much sought-after spacey fusion classic! The band still plays fairly out, but the singing's a bit more soulful than usual, and the music has some funky vibes, guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing with Masterdisk stamp. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Sun RaTaking A Chance On Chances ... LP
Saturn, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Saturn session that was recorded live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, in November 1977. The group includes Ra on piano and organ, June Tyson on vocals – and John Gilmore, Ahmed Abdullah, Marshall Allen, and Danny Ray Thompson. Most of the tracks are jazz standards, but they're given the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a hand-stickered cover – with a black El Saturn label, #772.)

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Frederic Rabold CrewFlair ... LP
Calig (Germany), 1972. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A mad bit of avant-funk from the Frederic Rabold Crew – a free-thinking progressive combo led by trumpeter Rabold, and featuring electric piano, guitar, bass, percussion, and some very nice sax work! The album's got some great long tracks – the best two of which ("Lapsus ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, unglued seams, and a small rip in one corner – but record is great.)

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Boyd RaeburnFraternity Rush ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Mono 6 eye pressing, with deep groove.)

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Walter RaimElectrifying Guitar Of Walter Raim ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Pop guitar with jazzy inflections – a wonderful little album that has Walter Raim on the hollow-body electric, working alongside jazz players that include Hank Jones and Bobby Scott on piano, and Don Elliot and Phil Kraus on vibes and percussion! The style is lean and spare throughout – ... (Now Sound, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Don Ralke with Buddy ColletteBongo Madness ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
An excellent session of exotica-tinged Latin jazz – put together by pianist Don Ralke, and featuring some great work from flute player Buddy Collette – in a spirit that's very similar to Collette's own classic Jazz Heat Bongo Beat album! The set's also got some great bongo work by Jack ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)

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Hesiquio RamosJazz Popular ... LP
Cisne (Mexico), Early 60s. Good+ ... $9.99
(Latin, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Enrico Rava QuartetEnrico Rava Quartet ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A classic session from this incredible trumpeter – a quartet with Roswell Rudd on trombone, JF Jenny-Clark on bass, and Aldo Romano on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Freddie ReddComplete Blue Note Recordings Of Freddie Redd (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Blue Note/Mosaic, Early 60s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $139.99
Features material from The Connection, Shades Of Redd, and an Unissued Session! LP, Vinyl record album
(In fantastic shape, including the booklet!)

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Vi ReddBird Call (Solid State) ... LP
Solid State, 1963/1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
An excellent bit of early 60s soulbop – and one of two rare albums ever cut by the obscure female alto player Vi Redd, one of the few women sax players of her generation to get recorded! The album's got an easygoing groove that's mighty nice – a touch of R&B at times, but not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam and some tape remnants at the edges.)

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Vi ReddLady Soul ... LP
Atco, 1962/1963. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever issued by female alto player Vi Redd – a really unique artist, and a greatly overlooked talent from the time! Vi's got a wonderfully warm approach – and she often sings in addition to playing alto sax – with this vocal style that's really great, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan & blue label pressing. Cover has wear and initials in marker.)

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Redd Holt UnlimitedIsaac, Isaac, Isaac ... LP
Paula, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An excellent album by Isaac Redd Holt – one half of the incredible Young-Holt rhythm team, bursting out nicely here on his own! This is Redd's second album – first for Paula, as the other one was a jazz effort on Argo back in the 60s – and it's a wild blend of jazz, funk, and a ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Dewey RedmanSoundsigns ... LP
Galaxy, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dizzy ReeceManhattan Project ... LP
Beehive, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Excellent later work from trumpeter Dizzy Reece – best known for his classic late 50s sides on Blue Note and New Jazz, but heard here as part of a great flurry of 70s revival sessions! The work's got an arch modern tone that's really surprising – almost a bit like Ted Curson at times, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Dizzy Reece & Ted CursonBlowing Away (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Interplay/Trio (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An obscure late 70s session that pairs globe-trotting trumpeters Dizzy Reece and Ted Curson – two of our favorite underground talents from the 50s and 60s! The sessions is quite laidback – with a rhythm section that includes Roy Haynes on drums, Sam Jones on bass, and Claude Williamson ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with an unusual cover image! Back cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Lucy ReedSinging Reed ... LP
Fantasy, 1957. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few recordings ever made by this obscure Chicago singer – with a few tracks that feature Billy Evans on piano! Titles include "Out Of This World", "My Time Of Day", "Lazy Afternoon", "It's All Right With Me", and "Because We're ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover and vinyl are very nice!)

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Reflexionen (Leimgruber/Friedman/Burri/Allouche)Reflexionen Live ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Features soprano, tenor, and bass sax from Urs Leimgruber – plus piano from Don Friedman, bass from Bobby Burri, and drums from Joel Allouche. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one slightly bumped corner, but is nice overall.)

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Don Rendell & Bobby JasparRencontre A Paris ... LP
Swing/Vogue, 1955. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A wonderful example of the openness of the Paris scene in the 50s – and a record that's co-led by Belgian Bobby Jaspar and British Don Rendell – both of whom play tenors on the set! The rest of the group includes Sacha Distel on guitar, David Amram on cornet, Maurice Vander on piano, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese reissue from the 90s – long out of print, and with the original insert!)

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetChange Is (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1969. Sealed ... $14.99
Change is certainly in the air for the famous group of tenorist Don Rendell and trumpeter Ian Carr – partly because this final set has some slight shifts in personnel, and partly because a few elements point the way towards new directions that Carr would take in the 70s! The core energy of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Change Is (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetPhase III (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1968. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The third legendary album from the Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet – and a set that really has the combo stretching out in the new kind of freedoms offered by the Landsowne series at the time! The group had already made fantastic waves on their previous two albums – but here, the songs ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Phase III (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetShades Of Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The debut of a legendary British jazz group – one who not only gave that nation's scene a fresh voice in music, but who also really set the tone for many other acts to come! After a stretch when the London scene was doing a great job of matching American efforts in bop and swing, players ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Henri ReneMusic For The Weaker Sex ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear and some splitting on the top seam.)

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Henry Rene & His OrchestraRiot In Rhythm ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Return to ForeverThe Best of Return to Forever ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Rita Reys & Oliver NelsonRita Reys Meets Oliver Nelson ... LP
Philips (Holland), 1965. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Rita Reys meets Oliver Nelson – and a host of other great jazz talents, including Lee Konitz, Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, and Klaus Doldinger! The tracks on the set are all standards, but they're done in the tightly swinging style of Nelson's best backing work for vocalists at the time ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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Rita Reys with Wessel Ilken & Jazz MessengersCool Voice Of Rita Reys (Philips) ... LP
Philips, 1956. Near Mint- ... $29.99
In the immediate post-war years, the Dutch jazz scene was one of the first to emerge with a sophisticated understanding of the American jazz form. Rita Reys was one of the country's leading talents in this respect, and she had a wonderfully cool vocal style that was similar to American singers ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichBuddy & Soul ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Groovy stuff! We'd normally never say a bad word about Buddy (or else he'd sock us one!), but this album is particularly nice – as it features Rich's swinging late 60s group doing some pop/jazz covers of groovy 60s tunes, plus some very tasty originals! All tracks are pretty short, and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichBuddy Rich (Everest) ... LP
Everest, Late 50s. Sealed ... $4.99
A collection of Buddy Rich material originally issued on Mercury – on records The Voice Is Rich, Richcraft, and The Rich Rebellion – some of which feature Buddy singing a bit, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the few rare vocal sessions recorded by Buddy Rich – and a surprisingly swinging album that makes us wonder why he didn't record more like this! Arrangements are by Buddy Bregman, who was always the great man at Verve for backing less-confident singers – and unlike other Buddy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichRich Rebellion (aka Richcraft) ... LP
Wing/Mercury, 1959. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Tighter than usual for Buddy Rich at Verve – but still a great little set, thanks to some soulfully swinging arrangements from Ernie Wilkins – who was really at the top of his game at this point in his career! The lineup is filled with great players – including Phil Woods, Harry ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Buddy RichSwingin' New Big Band ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
A hard and heavy side from Buddy, and true to his reputation and the title of the LP, he comes out swinging! The set features a top notch mid 60s group, and from the sound of the numbers on this set, ol' Buddy did need to hand out any of his famous lectures on the bus afterwards, with some crisp ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Buddy RichThis One's For Basie ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, and a tiny hint of splitting on the top seam – but this is a great copy overall.)

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Buddy Rich & Harry Sweets EdisonBuddy & Sweets ... LP
Norgran, 1955. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Buddy keeps things nice and Sweet on this session – pairing up with trumpeter Edison in a nicely swinging set of tunes that opens up with the best Verve approach of the 50s! The group features Jimmy Rowles on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, and John Simmons on bass – working with Rich ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. NOTE – Cover is stained and flaky on 3 inches along the spine, with a half split bottom seam.)

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Buddy Rich/Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A pretty hip record – a lot cooler than you'd expect from Buddy Rich! The record features Rich playing with a group of Indian musicians lead by Alla Rakha on tabla, conducted by Ravi Shankar, who also wrote all the material on the album – and Paul Horn also joins the group for a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Emil RichardsSpirit of 1976 ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Excellent groovy jazz from the great Emil Richards! The legendary LA vibist is caught live at Donte's – and is playing with Dave Makay on piano and percussion, as well as a bunch of other LA hipsters. The general groove is more jazz oriented than Emil's other records, but still very nice. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
Some of the best work ever from one of the most under-acknowledged jazz composers and arrangers of the 50s! Johnny Richards is probably best known for his recordings with Stan Kenton in the early part of the decade – but when he moved out on his own, he developed a tremendous sound that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove. Back cover has some light staining.)

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Nelson RiddleCommunication ... LP
MPS, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Incredible grooves! This album's one of two that Nelson Riddle recorded for the MPS label in Germany – and it's a swirling blend jazz, funk, Latin, and easy – unlike any other Riddle record we can think of! The album's a masterpiece of careful arrangement – and starts with tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam Rivers & Dave HollandSam Rivers & Dave Holland Vol 2 ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Side one, a side-long piece called "Ripples" is a duet with Rivers on flute and Holland on bass. Side two is another long duet, "Deluge", featuring Rivers on piano with Holland on bass again. Both pieces are a bit over 23 minutes apiece. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sam Rivers & James NewtonFlutes! ... LP
Circle (Germany), 1977. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Side one features the Sam Rivers Tuba Trio (Rivers, Joe Daley, Warren Smith) on a long track called "Essence – Part XI", and side two's got James Newton playing solos on "Woman", "The Dean", and "Choir". LP, Vinyl record album
(In fantastic shape!)

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Freddie RoachAll That's Good ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Very Good- ... $19.99
All that's good, and plenty more – as the set's one of the most unusual records ever from free-thinking Hammond player Freddie Roach! Roach was always one of the more righteous talents of his generation – but here, he takes things even further, but playing in a "with voices" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp and ear. Cover has heavy wear on the top seam and split bottom seam.)

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Freddie RoachDown To Earth ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $99.99
A tremendous album from organist Freddie Roach – arguably his best record ever for Blue Note, and a really wonderful session! The set's got Freddie opening up in a slightly hipper groove than on some of his more R&B-influenced sides – working with a quartet that includes Percy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps and ear. Cover has a small split in the top seam, looks great otherwise.)

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Max RoachConversations (Speak, Brother, Speak/Deeds, Not Words) ... LP
Fantasy, 1958/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Nice Prestige 2-fer from the 70s that brings together 2 great albums. Speak, Brother, Speak is solid righteous jazz from the Max Roach of the 60s – recorded at a time when the player was really breaking away from his straighter hardbop roots, and delving deeper into more freely soulful jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words (second cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(60s ABC/Riverside stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Max RoachDrums Unlimited ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing.)

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Max RoachMax Roach + 4 At Newport ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Incredible material from Max's "plus 4" group that included Ray Draper, George Coleman, Booker Little, and Art Davis! The band at the time was forging a haunting mix of hardbop and lyrical modernism, and was driven by Max's progressive vision and rich talent for selecting just the right ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove, including the original EmArcy inner sleeve.)

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Max Roach Plus FourMoon Faced & Starry Eyed ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of Max's many great records from the late 50's, most of which tend to get overlooked in favor of his more experimental sessions. The group here includes Ray Bryant, Stanley Turrentine, Julian Priester, and Turrentine's great brother Tommy – and they're joined by Abbey Lincoln on vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Max Roach with Billy HarperLift Every Voice and Sing ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A beautiful blend of jazz, voices, and soul – a landmark record in Max Roach's vocal experimental tradition, and a fitting companion piece to Billy Harper's classic Capra Black album – an equally soulful blend of styles! Like Capra Black, this set features Harper's sharp and soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover, with light wear, sticker spot, and partially removed promo sticker.)

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David Thomas RobertsAmazon Rag & Other Rags ... LP
Stomp Off, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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RobledoRobledo No Claridge ... LP
RGE (Brazil), Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
A great combo album from Brazil – featuring pianist Robledo in a cool group that also features vibes, percussion, and guitar! Very cool and jazzy! (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Red RodneyRed, White & Blues ... LP
Muse, 1976. Sealed ... $4.99
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Guilherme RodriguesMuito Prazer ... LP
Amigo E Pra Essas Coisas (Brazil), 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Sweet album of Brazilian fusion from the early 80s, with the good mix of Brazilian rhythms and warm reed and piano solo styles that so many groups were playing with at the time. Guilherme Rodriguez plays alto and flute with a group that includes Ronie Mesquita on drums and Andre Dequech on piano ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobbi Rogers & Gene BertonciniCrystal & Velvet ... LP
Focus, 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A very cool, very unusual album from the hip singer Bobbi Rogers – a vocalist we might put in the company of Blossom Dearie! The set features Bobbi singing with great guitar accompaniment from Gene Bertoncini – on titles that include "Once You've Been In Love", "Two For ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shorty RogersGigi In Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
Much better than you might guess – thanks to a tight combo that features Shorty on trumpet, Bill Holman on tenor, Larry Bunker on vibes, and Pete Jolly on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some seam splitting.)

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Shorty RogersGospel Mission ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A great little album – one that has Shorty Rogers fluegelhorn backed by a set of gospelly arrangements with a sort of chantin' stompin' feel to them – for a groove that's much more soulful than any of Rogers' other records from the time! Shorty blows hard, and takes the record to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Sealed ... $24.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK pressing on Pure Pleasure.)

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Shorty RogersMartians Come Back! ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Shorty Rogers' greatest records – and a very nice set of tight west coast arrangements that really shows off the Rogers sense of sparkle and swing – a vibe that definitely comes through in the famous cover image too! Shorty wrote nearly all of the tracks, and the writing's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Shorty RogersShorty In Stereo (Martians Come Back) ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
Kind of an unusual variation on the Martians Come Back album – done during a time when record labels almost saw their stereo releases as a completely different product! The tracks aren't the same entirely as Martians – although the album does include "Astral Alley" and "C ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsAlfie ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $39.99
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small sticker on back.)
Also available
Alfie ... CD 4.99
Alfie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $28.99
One of the most free-wheeling Sonny Rollins albums of the 60s – an album that features some very long, extended tracks that really break out from some of the straighter moments of Sonny's mid-60s recordings! The title track is an incredible 20 minute workout – one that almost feels ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, in a heavy gatefold cover!)

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Sonny RollinsNight At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the greatest Sonny Rollins records ever! The set is a legendary batch of trio tracks that feature Sonny working in a format that is incredibly free for the time, and which show him as more of a modernist than a bopper – although his solos are still pretty darn fantastic from a bop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsNo Problem ... LP
Milestone, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Bobby Broom on guitar, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. Titles include "Joyous Lake", "No Problem", "Jo Jo", "Penny Saved", and "Coconut Bread". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsOur Man In Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $23.99
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums ever, and a totally inspired, totally non-stop freewheeling live set, recorded with Don Cherry, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins! Working on long tracks in an unfettered setting, Rollins' hits one of those rare moments of genius where he can turn his solo over and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove – a nice copy! Label has a small bit of pen, but cover is great.)
Also available Our Man In Jazz (gold CD) ... CD 34.99

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Brass/Sonny Rollins Trio ... LP
Verve, 1958. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Quite an unusual record for Sonny Rollins – but a great one too! At first glance the concept is a strange one – almost a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements – but oddly, the idea works, and works nicely – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and lightly bent corner.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet ... LP
Prestige, 1951/1953. Sealed ... $18.99
Early Sonny Rollins work for Prestige – recorded in the years 1951 and 1953, in a variety of settings! 4 tracks on the album features Rollins blowing with the MJQ, one more has him working with a Miles Davis group, and the last 8 feature a quartet with Kenny Drew, Percy Heath, and Art Blakey. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing – with obi! Cover has a light wrinkle in a bottom corner, but is great overall.)

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Sonny RollinsTaking Care Of Business ... LP
Prestige/Milestone, 1955. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Early bop work by Sonny Rollins – from his Prestige years! Like other Milestone two-fers that were issued in the 70s, this set goes back and collects work recorded within the same time frame, and comprises material that was otherwise issued on Work Time, Tenor Madness, Sonny Boy and Tour De ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsWhat's New? ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bumped corner and light surface wear.)
Also available What's New? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWorktime (second cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever did! Dom recorded this one in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! We'd place this record next to the best ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)
Also available Dom Um Romao ... LP 12.99

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Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle OrchestraWhat's New ... LP
Asylum, 1983. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
(Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Wally Rose/Clancy HayesCakewalk To Lindy Hop ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover and label have a bit of pen.)

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Ronnie Ross & Allan GanleyJazz Makers ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A rare American release from British baritonist Ronnie Ross – working here in the sharp-edged company of drummer Allan Ganley! The group's got a really tight sound throughout – that best sharp-lead mode of the Brit scene of the 50s – but with a looser feel on the solos, which are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label pressing with deep groove – a beautiful copy!)

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Ross De Luxe Syncopators/Savoy BearcatsRoss De Luxe Syncopators/Savoy Bearcats ... LP
Collectors Items (UK), Mid 20s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Charlie RouseBossa Nova Bacchanal ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Sealed ... $14.99
Soulful bossa from Blue Note – and a real lost treasure! Tenor giant Charlie Rouse makes a rare appearance as a leader here – working with a percussion-heavy group that includes Willie Bobo, Potato Valdez, and Garvin Masseaux – and hitting a sax-meets-bossa groove that's simply ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Rova Saxophone Quartet with Henry KaiserDaredevils ... LP
Metalanguage, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An early collaboration between two important Bay Area forces in avant jazz – the young guitarist Henry Kaiser and the groundbreaking Rova Sax Quartet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Stan RubinStan Rubin Plays The Ivy League Jazz Band Ball ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has half split seams.)

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Roswell Rudd/Hans Dulfer/Arjen Gorter/Martin Van DuynhovenMaine ... LP
Bvhaast (Holland), 1976. Near Mint- ... $26.99
The amazing trombonist, recorded at a time in his career when his talents weren't that often captured on record! The set is a very open-ended quartet date – with Rudd on trombone, in a cool Dutch group that includes amazing tenor from Hans Dulfer – plus bass from Arjen Gorter and drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete RugoloBehind Brigitte Bardot ... LP
Warner, 1960. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A very cool record! The album's sort of an American tribute to the emerging French sex goddess Brigitte Bardot – one that features a gatefold cover with a wraparound photo of Brigitte, and some nice images on the inside. Music on the set is by Pete Rugolo – the master arranger who'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Vitaphonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and split top seam, comes in two pieces, and some light stains.)

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Pete RugoloIntroducing Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Great early work from Pete Rugolo – a Kentonite who mostly recorded for Mercury, and did some great arrangements on Capitol – but who also turned in some great early work on Columbia too! The work is great – nicely dynamic and modern, but also nicely swinging – and titles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape.)

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Pete RugoloPercussion At Work ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A percussion-heavy batch of tracks that has Pete Rugolo starting from a mode explored heavily in the hi-fi years, but taking the genre into much jazzier territory! With the help of a large group of west coast players – including Don Fagerquist, Larry Bunker, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolini, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Howard RumseyHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 6 ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Sealed ... $9.99
Another standout set from Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars – the kind of group who should have been a gimmicky way to promote his nightclub, but who actually managed to cut some of the best LA records of the time! The lineup here features Rumsey on bass, Bud Shank on alto, Bob Cooper on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed OJC pressing!)

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Howard Rumsey's Light House All-StarsSunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the earliest sets issued under the name of the Lighthouse All-Stars – that hip assemblage of west coast players headed by bassist Howard Rumsey – hardly a household name on his own, but well-remembered for all the great work done at this famous club! The lineup is a who's who of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 4 – Oboe/Flute ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sheesh, Howard Rumsey sure knew how to stick his name on a lot of records! (He must have been trying to give Norman Granz and Leonard Feather a run for their money!) Fortunately, most of them were also great – like this one, which features flute duets between Bob Cooper and either Bud Shank ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans Peter LindstromRunddans ... LP
Smalltown Supersound (Norway), 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
A recent, more experimental album from Todd Rundgren – still with vocals, but also with lots of samples and electronics too! (Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Mario RuscaJoyette ... LP
Dire (Italy), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Solo piano work from Mario Rusca – a nicely intimate side of this dynamic Italian pianist, who brings in some warm tones that are especially wonderful! Titles include "I Love You", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Up Jumped Spring", and the Rusca originals "Well ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
 
 



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