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Chris PotterThere Is A Tide ... LP
Edition, 2020. New Copy ... $25.99
Chris Potter's a great player in any group, but this time around he's all on his own – as this session was recorded in the middle of 2020, when Potter had to be socially distanced from the rest of the jazz community at large! Yet the record's not a quiet record of instrumental solos – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available There Is A Tide ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Bill PottsBye Bye Birdie ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great little jazz version of the score to the musical Bye Bye Birdie – one that we love for its original tunes, and which really lends itself to jazzy interpretation! Arranger Bill Potts really gets at the spirit of the original score, but also opens things up nicely as a jazz solo vehicle ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of pen on back.)

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Steve PottsMusique Pour Le Film D'un Ami ... LP
123/Souffle Continu (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A strange and beautiful album from reedman Steve Potts – an artist that most folks know as a key part of the Steve Lacy group on the French scene of the 70s, but who stepped aside to record this rare album as a leader! As you'd guess from the title, the album's a soundtrack of sorts – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud PowellBud! – The Amazing Bud Powell Vol 3 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the few rare non-trio recordings done by Powell from around this time. He plays with a trio (Paul Chambers bass, Art Taylor drums) on the whole first side of the record, but the group's then joined by Curtis Fuller for all of side 2. Fuller's deep trombone makes for a different twist, and a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Liberty pressing. Vinyl has surface flaws on Side 2 but plays fine.)

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Andre PrevinCamelot (Columbia Special Products) ... LP
Columbia/Harmony, Early 60s. Sealed ... $1.99
With Previn on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Capp on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with a small hole and some remnants from sticker removal.)

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Andre PrevinComposer/Conductor/Arranger/Pianist ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A collection of titles from Gigi and Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bobby Previte/Jamie Saft/Nels ClineMusic From The Early 21st Centry (with bonus track) ... LP
Rare Noise (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.98
A pretty heady little set, from a pretty heady trio of talents – drummer Bobby Previte, guitarist Nels Cline, and keyboardist Jamie Saft – who works here on Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and mini-moog! The music is very dark and often distorted – as if the other two musicians have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music From The Early 21st Centry ... CD 14.99

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Ruth PriceMy Name Is Ruth Price, I Sing! ... LP
Kapp, 1955. Very Good ... $39.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono maroon & silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker at the opening.)

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Sammy Price with Lucky ThompsonSammy Price Avec Lucky Thompson ... LP
Polydor (France), 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
A very unique session that features the often-modern tenor sax of Lucky Thompson in the company of bluesman Sammy Price, who plays piano and sings on a number of the tracks on the record. Amazingly, Thompson's raspy tenor tone is a perfect fit with the style of the recording – laying down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the spine, which has a few small rips.)

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Robert PrinceBallets USA – Events & NY Export OP Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1961. Near Mint- ... $7.99
(Classical, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, some tape remnants at the top seam, and some notes in pencil on back.)

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Red PrysockBeat ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
Heavy tenor instrumentals from the great Red Prysock – with tunes that include "Tea Bird", "Purple Wail", "He's A Real Gone Guy", "Earth Rock", "Pog Wog", "Lion's Den", "Mashin Potatoes", and "2 Point 8". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam, half split top seam and a peeled spot on the front.)

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Red PrysockFruit Boots ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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 with deep groove. Cover has oxidation in the front image, some aging, and some notes in pen and highliter on back.)

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Pugh's PlacePugh's Place Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universe (Netherlands), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A really fantastic group from the Dutch scene at the start of the 70s – a scene that didn't give the world as much progressive rock as other parts of the continent at the time – but one that also had a pretty darn great approach to jazz! Pugh's Palace work here in a way that really ... (Rock, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dudu Pukwana & The SpearsDudu Pukwana & The Spears (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Quality/Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Amazing work from South African jazz legend Dudu Pukwana – a rare album from 1969, plus a never-issued set of tracks done for Atlantic Records at the same time! The core album, titled Dudu Pukwana & The Spears, features Dudu on alto, in the company of a lot of familiar players from his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don PullenFive To Go ... LP
Horo (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A rare one from Pullen – a mid 70s Italian recording that's got two side-long solo piano pieces: "Five To Go" and "Four Move". The album has a warm introspective quality that's really great – Pullen meandering a bit, but in that way that always works for him, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Horo inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam, a quick fix, still in great shape otherwise.)

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Pam Purvis/Bob AckermanHeart Song ... LP
Blackhawk, 1985. Near Mint- ... $3.99
With Richard Wyands, Harvie Swartz, and Akira Tana. (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Qualiton Jazz EnsembleModern Jazz ... LP
Qualiton (Hungary), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A cool set of modern jazz numbers put together by the Qualiton Records label in Hungary – a small but strong outlet of jazz during the years of the Iron Curtain! The combo here is led by pianist Janos Gonda, and features Attilla Savari on saxes, Peter Kaldor on vibes, and Tibor Buvari on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear, and a small split in the bottom seam – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Quartette Tres BienIn Motion ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A stunning little set from the Quartette Tres Bien – a sweet 60s group who were every bit as groovy as the Ramsey Lewis Trio, but never fully got their due! This set is one of the group's best – filled with some killer original titles – all delivered with their unusual "piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Alvin QueenOP – A Tribute To Oscar Peterson ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 29.99
A tribute to the late Oscar Peterson – but one that may well smoke more than any recording by the man himself – thanks to rock-solid work on drums from the great Alvin Queen! Queen's spent most of his life away from these shores, but he continues to blow us away with the inventiveness ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Queen City Jazz BandHere 'Tis ... LP
Happy Hairy Zeno Productions, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Dixieland jazz band from Colorado, with members including Alan Frederickson on trombone, Bob Cooke on trmpet, Lee Peters on clarinet, Ray Leake on piano, Bill Clark on tuba, Maurie Walker on banjo, and Jack Cook on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul QuinichetteFor Basie ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Smoking tenor sax from Paul Quinichette – heard here in a small group of Basie bandmates, but in a setting that also has all the players stretch out a lot more than usual! Tracks are a bit long, and in addition to Quinichette on tenor, the set also features Shad Collins on trumpet, Nat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Swingville pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has light wear, some aging around the edges, very small seam splits, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Sun RaCelestial Love (with bonus track) ... LP
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
An obscure session from Sun Ra and the Arkestra, and a great one too – a set that's maybe a bit different than some of their other material from the time! The album's from the early 80s, but maybe feels a bit more like the group in the late 50s – when they were in Chicago, and first ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Celestial Love (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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Sun RaDark Myth Equation Visitation ... LP
Saturn/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
Some of the most obscure material that Sun Ra and the Arkestra recorded on their legendary trip to Egypt – given that half the set was a TV broadcast, and the other half was recorded at the home of their host – Hartmut Geerken! The spirit here is very strong – a mix of the newer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaFireside Chat With Lucifer ... LP
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the greatest Sun Ra records from the early 80s – and a set that's every bit as striking as its sinister title! The album was recorded in 1982 – in marathon New York sessions that yielded more than one album's worth of material – but of all of them, this is probably the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fireside Chat With Lucifer ... CD 13.99

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Sun RaHorizon ... LP
Saturn/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
An amazing live date from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – recorded in Cairo in 1971, with a very transcendent sound overall! Ra and the group are clearly inspired to be working in the shadow of the pyramids – and their music sometimes has Eastern overtones, a bit in the manner of Salah ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaNidhamu ... LP
Saturn/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
A great lost album from Sun Ra – one of a handful that he recorded on a legendary trip to Egypt in 1971 – live throughout, with that special sort of flavor that the Arkesta picked up while visiting the land of the pyramids! The work was recorded in Cairo – by a lineup that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaOuter Spaceways Incorporated ... LP
ORG, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A classic Sun Ra set from the late 60s – recorded in New York in 1968, and featuring a lineup that includes Kwami Hadi on trumpet, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and drums, and Pat Patrick on baritone and flute – all classic players who are the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaPathways To Unknown Worlds ... LP
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $79.99
The final album issued by Impulse Records in their short-lived, ill-fated partnership with Sun Ra – and maybe the most far-reaching of the bunch! The album features three long tracks – all of them relatively open and unbridled – put together with less of a song structure than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo/quad pressing. Cover has light ringwear and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Sun RaRocket Number Nine (10 inch colored vinyl EP) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1959/1960/1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaSpaceways ... LP
ORG, 1966/1968. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
First ever vinyl release of live material recorded in NYC in 1966 and 1968 by Sun Ra – really showing this influential era of Ra in a strong light – with a few pieces in 12-or-so piece Arkestra mode, and some great stripped down passages, too! The first side features two nine minute ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & OthersInterplanetary Melodies – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 1 ... LP
Norton, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Doo wop era spaceways travel from Sun Ra and soulful mid 50s vocal recruits – including The Cosmic Rays, Crystals, Nu Sounds and Juanita Rogers – a motherlode of rarities and never before issued recordings! Interplanetary Melodies includes doo wop numbers of earthly concern, and space ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra ArkestraSwirling (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Sun Ra left the planet a few decades ago, but his Arkestra has been going strong – really carrying the torch that the great one kept burning – and stepping out here in their first studio album in 20 years! The record is really something special – that core Sun Ra spirit, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive, limited gold vinyl pressing. Sold out at the distributor level – January 2020 restock is likely the last we'll see of it!)
Also available Swirling ... CD 12.99

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Radical Empathy Trio (Nels Cline/Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly)Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... LP
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
Two long live improvisations by the Radical Empathy Trio – a group that features Nels Cline on guitars, Michael Wimberly on drums, and Thollen McDonas on a variety of keyboards! The sounds here are not unfamiliar if you've heard some of Cline's freer recordings – but even then, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don Randi & QuestCalifornia 84 ... LP
Bee Pee, 1983. Sealed ... $14.99
With Steve Marston on bass, Bobby Economou on drums, Chuck Samper on saxophone and flute, Rick Braun on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lenny Castro on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Doug Raney QuintetLazy Bird ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Bernt Rosengren, Ben Beisakov, Jesper Lundgaard, and Ole-Jacob Hansen. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, bent corner at the bottom left, and some overall wear.)

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Hugo RasmussenSweets To The Sweet ... LP
RCA (Denmark), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A cool trio set – Hugo Rasmussen on bass, in a trio with Doug Raney on guitar and Jesper Thilo on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a small center split in the spine, and a large inscription by the artist on front.)

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✨✧ Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, & Brian BladeRoundAgain ... LP
Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99
One of those rare cases where an all-star group is really worth the weight of its talent – as this quartet really sounds wonderful together, and make you know that you're in for a treat right from the very first note in the set! The best energy of the record might come from the rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available RoundAgain ... CD 13.99

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Bill Reichenbach & Andy MacKintoshCollaboration ... LP
Discomate (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the more obscure entries on this great "Best Of The West" series – done for the Japanese Disco Mate label, with production by Lew Tabackin – featuring late 70s LA work from Bill Reichenbach on trombone, Andy MacKintosh on alto and soprano, Tom Garvin on piano, John ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(One corner of the cover has some light splitting, but cover is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Steve ReidRhythmatism (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mustevic/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $28.99 32.99
A fantastic mid 70s set led by drummer Steve Reid – fronting a group of players who groove tightly, but with a really sinister sound! Reid is an absolute steamroller on this set – laying down a fast-paced, super tight funky backdrop for the rest of the players to groove fluidly over ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing of 1000 – on colored vinyl!)

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Don RendellSpace Walk ... LP
Columbia/Aartrud (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
A remarkable session that features everything we love about British jazz! The session was one of the last great sides cut as part of Columbia UK's legendary "Landsdowne Series" – and it features sax genius Don Rendell grooving hard on some extended modal numbers that feature vibes, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Damon RentieSkyline ... LP
TBA, 1987. Sealed ... $4.99
With Rentie on saxophones, George Shaw on synthesizer, flugehorn, and trumpet, Stormin Norman Merten on guitar, and Stanley Smith on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Repercussion UnitIn Need Again (with bonus EP) ... LP
CMP (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Repercussion Unit consists of John Bergamo, Jim Hidebrandt, Gregg Johnson, Ed Mann, lucky Mosko, and Larry Stein playing a myriad of percussive instruments. LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcos ResendeTributo A Roberto Carlos ... LP
Som Livre/Sigia (Brazil), 1991. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sweet Brazilian fusion from keyboardist Marcos Resende – best known to our ears for his groundbreaking work with the group Index! This set's sweeter than that work, but still quite nice – a selection of tunes made famous by Roberto Carlos, done by Resende in instrumental versions that ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small store sticker on one edge.)

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Return To ForeverLive At The Old Grey Whistle Test – 3 March 1976 ... LP
Alternative Fox (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A searing live performance from Return To Forever – served up here from a moment when the group had shed some of its Brazilian elements – and was instead the superfusion quartet of Chick Corea on keyboards, Al Di Meola on guitar, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums! Corea's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Return To ForeverRomantic Warrior ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hardest-jamming Return To Forever albums – recorded with the post-Brazilian lineup that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Lenny White on percussion, and Al DiMeola on guitars. Corea's very firmly in the lead – stretching out in heavy keyboard romps ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Romantic Warrior ... CD 5.99

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ReverieWatch The Skies ... LP
Encounter, 1983. Sealed ... $24.99
Reverie is Mark Knox on keyboards, Ed Yellen on tenor, soprano, and synth, Gerald Veasley on bass and acoustic guitar, and Jim Miller on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walfredo De Los Reyes Y Su OrquestraCuban Jazz (aka Sabor Cubano) ... LP
Gema, Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Great Cuban grooves, with some heavy trumpet in the lead – as you'd guess from the sparkling cover of this vintage album! The set's got a nice raw feel throughout – and the strong use of lead trumpet almost gives some of the cuts the feel of Dizzy Gillespie's cubop experiments from the ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Gema pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, and some pen notations on the back.)

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✨✧ Bo RhamboEnchanted Melodies ... LP
Cash, Early 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
A nice lost killer! The record's a great batch of dreamy tenor/organ material from LA – recorded for the legendary Cash label, under the supervision of John Dolphin. Bo Rhambo plays some very nice tenor lines – in the manner of early (King-era) Eddie Lockjaw Davis – with backing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a stained corner.)

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Kenny Rice & Richard MartinKenny Rice & Richard Martin Quartet Featuring Nat Adderly – Recorded Live ... LP
Valley, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
With Kenny Rice on drums, Richard Martin on guitar, Ray Kennedy on piano, Freddie Washington on tenor and soprano sax, and Tom Kennedy on bass, featuring Nat Adderley on trumpet and vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy RichBig Swing Face ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A hard-driving big band set from Buddy Rich – recorded with one of his groovy 60s lineups! The live date features work brom Bobby Shew on trumpet and Ernie Watts on alto – and titles include "Wack Wack", "Norwegian Wood", "The Beat Goes On", and "Mexic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has mostly split seams and surface wear.)

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
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 RichStrike It Rich ... LP
Verve, 1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
70s UK compilation of 50s recordings, featuring Harry Edison, Sonny Criss, Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Bob Lawson, Barney Kessel, and Peter Ind. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bumped corners and a small date written in pen on back.)

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Buddy Rich & Harry Sweets EdisonBuddy & Sweets ... LP
Norgran, 1955. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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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Ann Richards/Stan KentonTwo Much ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
Ann's a more lustily voiced singer than the sort that usually worked with Stan Kenton during the 50s – with a deep range in her delivery of a song, and a mode of singing that's a bit more unbridled than you'd expect for someone working under Stan. This set's a lot more Ann's album than it is ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has split seams held with old tape, an index sticker on the spine, and light wear.)

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Emil RichardsSpirit of 1976 ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
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. Back cover has a small X in marker.)

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Jerome RichardsonGroove Merchant ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
A great little album of jazzy tracks from multi-talented reedman Jerome Richardson! The album's got a sort of jazzy meets Now Sound sound – sort of like the Benny Golson or Cal Tjader albums on Verve from the time, and it's a great one if you dig that sort of thing. The tracks are mostly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams held with wide masking tape, with a name in pen and some peeled spots on back. Label on Side 2 has a light stain with some peeled spots.)

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Ridiculous TrioRidiculous Trio Plays The Stooges (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
The cover looks a lot like the front of the legendary Funhouse album by The Stooges – and that comparison is there for a reason – as this crazy instrumental trio serve up some really wild versions of their music! The instrumentation is spare – just heavy drums, trombone, and tuba ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on opaque yellow vinyl!)
Also available Ridiculous Trio Plays The Stooges ... CD 13.99

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Lee RitenourGentle Thoughts ... LP
JVC (Japan), 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A classic bit of Japanese fusion from the 70s – and a set that managed to circulate pretty heavily on these shores at the time, which is quite an accomplishment for an expensive piece of import vinyl! That track record is no surprise, though, given that the group's really a showcase for a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Direct Disk pressing.)

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✨✧ Mavis RiversSwing Along With Mavis ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An overlooked early 60s gem from singer Mavis Rivers – recorded for the young Reprise label, and with a nice little bounce that really works well with her vocals! Mavis definitely sings jazz, but often has an undercurrent of R&B – particularly in her range, which is often pushing ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has wide masking tape along the bottom seam and thin clear tape along the top with some residue on the spine.)

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✨✧ Sam RiversContours (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A brilliant statement of modernist jazz from Sam Rivers – one of his groundbreaking early albums for Blue Note, and one of the most challenging sessions issued by the label during the 60s! The record's a real departure from Rivers' already-great Fuscia Swing Song – with tunes that go ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note Tone Poet Series – 2019 remaster on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI! In a great heavy gatefold cover – similar to the Music Matters titles from years back.)

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✨✧ Max RoachDeeds Not Words ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
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

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Max Roach/Bud ShankSessions Live ... LP
Calliope, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Includes recordings from 1958 with Max Roach Quintet and Mary Ann McCall, plus recordings from 1956 with Bud Shank Quartet and Josephine Premice. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has some ring & edge wear and an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Stephen RoaneSiblings ... LP
Labor, 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Featuring Richie Beirach, Bill Connors, Cecil McBee, Ron McClure, Freddie Waits, and Collin Walcott. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a piece of wide masking tape on the top seam.)

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Jim RobinsonEconomy Hall Breakdown ... LP
Pearl/Delmark, 1965. Sealed ... $9.99
With Johnny Wiggs on trumpet, Raymond Burke on clarinet, Bob Greene on piano, Allan Jaffe on tuba, and Yoichi Kimura on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Claudio RoditiRed On Red ... LP
Green Street, 1984. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A rare set from trumpeter Claudio Roditi – and one that's got a great Brazilian groove too! Claudio plays here with some great help from vocalist Kenia – who sings in this jazzy way that's a bit like Tania Maria or Flora Purim at the time – with strong influences from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and label have some pen.)

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Red RodneyAlive In New York ... LP
Muse, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
With Rodney on flute and flugelhorn, Ira Sullivan on flute, alto, and tenor, Garry Dial on piano, Pual Berner on bass, and Tom Whaley on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Red RodneyBird Lives! (2nd cover) ... LP
Muse, 1973. Sealed ... $7.99
Charlie Parker may live again in the title of this set – but given the strengths of the group, the album would be great even without a reference to Bird! The setting's a bop one, as you'd guess – but there's also a lot more going on here too, given that some of the tunes are longer and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a light sticker spot on front.)

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Red Rodney & Lennie TristanoBebop ... LP
Mercury (UK), Mid 40s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A collection of recordings with Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart, Red Rodney's Be-Boppers, and the Lennie Tristano Trio. Be-Boppers include Al Haig, Curley Russell, and Stan Levey in 1946, Allen Eager, Serge Chaloff, Al Haig, Chubby Jackson, and Tiny Kahn in 1947. Lennie Tristano Trio includes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Enrique Rodriguez & The Negra Chiway BandFase Liminal (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $29.99 32.99
These guys have a real 70s look on the cover, and they have a strong 70s sound within – a cool contemporary take on older spiritual jazz modes – done by a largeish ensemble who recall the glory days of Impulse Records at its best! We've heard from Chilean keyboardist Enrique Rodriguez ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Fase Liminal ... CD 18.99

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Shorty RogersCool & Crazy (10 inch LP) (UK pressing) ... LP
RCA/HMV (UK), Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Classic West Coast session, long hailed by critics as one of the best to come out of the LA scene. Shorty Rogers leads a crack group of players (Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper) through a bunch of short swinging tracks that really have an edge to them. One of the best things Rogers ever did ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50s UK pressing, with a nice cover variant.)

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Sealed ... $11.99
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
(180 gram Pure Pleasure pressing. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)

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Shorty RogersShort Stops ... LP
RCA/Bluebird, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A collection of dates from 1953 and 1954, featuring Shorty Rogers and His Giants and His Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Shorty Rogers & Andre PrevinCollaboration (Jim Flora cover) ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
A rare mid 50s collaboration between pianist Andre Previn and trumpeter Shorty Rogers – an instrumental collaboration between the pair – one that's mostly set up in the mode of Rogers style of the time with his Giants group – but which also really sparkles tremendously with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, and splitting in the top seam.)

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Gene RolandSwingin Friends ... LP
Brunswick, 1963. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Lots of Swingin Friends here – Al Cohn and Zoot Sims on tenor, Clark Terry and Snooky Young on trumpets, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel RoquesChorus ... LP
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
An amazing album from the legendary Saravah label – one of the imprint's lesser-known gems from the 70s, but a set that's got the same compelling mix of modes you'd find in their albums from Barney Wilen, Brigitte Fontaine, Pierre Barouh, or the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Reedman Michel Roques ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Rose BandJupiter Effect ... LP
Crossroad/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Larry Rose plays some mighty sweet keyboards on this late 70s set – electric piano, organ, and other keys as well – and also sings a fair bit on the record, in this great blend of jazz, soul, and some tighter modes of the time! The approach is maybe a bit in the territory of jazzy soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jupiter Effect ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Joel RossKing Maker ... LP
Blue Note, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
An incredible debut from vibist Joel Ross – an artist who's already given us great moments on records with Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, and others – but who's completely his own man here right from the start! Ross instantly emerges as a major creative force – leading the combo, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joel RossWho Are You ... LP
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Beautiful work from vibist Joel Ross – a player who's just starting to blossom as a leader, and who's clearly on the right path! The sound is wonderfully rich – not just vibes from Ross, but especially nice work from bassist Kanoa Mendenhall, who's a really key part of the sound here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Who Are You ... CD 13.99

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Ernie Royal/Lucky ThompsonModified Modern ... LP
Jazztone, 1956. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Ernie Royal plays with his sextet including Billy Taylor on piano, George Barnes and Sidney Gross on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Lucky Thompson's quintet includes Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Billy Taylor on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Pete Rugolo10 Saxophones & 2 Basses ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
The groovy off-kilter arranger from the Kenton band lays down some cool, but oddly orchestrated stuff in a setting with a big, fat bottom of 10 saxes and 2 basses. Tracks include "2 Funky Basses", "Contrasts", "Saxophobia", "Holiday For Strings", "Guy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo Mercury Perfect Presence Sound pressing.)

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Pete RugoloTen Trombones Like Two Pianos ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
One of a series of albums Kenton arranger Rugolo cut for Mercury in the early 60s – 10 Trombones Like 2 Pianos, 10 Trumpets & 2 Guitars, and 10 Saxophones & 2 Basses – all making use of differing instrumental lineups to showcase Rugolo's amazing command of sound color and tone! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 3 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the first albums to ever bear the name of Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars – a well-chosen monikker for a record to feature the talents of leading 50s west coasters like Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper, Shelly Manne, Milt Bernhardt, and Herb Geller. The format here is a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very small center splits in the seams and spine, with light wear and a small stain on back, looks nice otherwise.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Mono yellow & black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear on back.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsJazz Invention ... LP
Contemporary, 1989. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The 40th Anniversary Reunion Concert with Bob Cooper directing and on tenor, Bud Shank on alto, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Claude Williamson on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and John Guerin on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Patrice RushenPrelusion ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A great set from Patrice Rushen – very different than her later R&B work from the 80s! The record's her first, and at the time, Patrice was much more of a jazz artist – working here with a cool west coast set of players (Joe Henderson on tenor, Hadley Caliman on alto and soprano, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie RussFresh Out! (with download) ... LP
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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George RussellGeorge Russell Sextet In KC ... LP
Decca, 1961. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the most obscure albums from experimental jazz musician/arranger George Russell – not a set of Kansas City jazz classics, but a very inventive set that includes compositions by Carla Bley and trombonist Dave Baker! The group's a sextet, with Russell on piano, Don Ellis on trumpet, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black/rainbow label pressing – a nice copy! Cover has some very light splitting in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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George RussellNew York Big Band ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1978. Sealed ... $14.99
George Russell performs with his New York Big Band and Swedish Radio Jazz Orchestra. Notable personnel include Stanley Cowell, Waren Smith, Babafumi Akunyon, Terumasa Hino, Ricky Ford, Sabu Martinez, Rune Gustafsson, Arne Domnerus, Bernt Rosengren, Sven Larsson, and Bengt Edvarsson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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George RussellOthello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No 1 ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1970. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
George Russell's stepping quite far out from his earlier work here – recording in Scandinavia in the late 60s, with some very trippy effects! The album is dominated by the two-part "Othello Ballet Suite" – recorded in Stockholm in 1967 with a group that includes Rolf ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Italian Soul Note pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some yellowing from age.)

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George RussellVertical Form VI ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An important larger work from George Russell – a suite for jazz orchestra, and one that offers up a mix of cool keyboards and dark-toned reeds! The ensemble is a fairly large one, but the record still retains a good sense of space – a slow-building quality that's almost more evocative ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and some discoloration from age.)

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Pee Wee Russell & Oliver NelsonSpirit Of 67 ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the great albums that Pee Wee Russell recorded for Impulse during the late 60's, when they brought him back for some great comeback LPs in a number of different settings. This one has him playing as the main soloist with Oliver Nelson's orchestra. As with most of Nelson's work from the 60's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. This copy was sealed, but opened to determine pressing, and remains unplayed. Cover has two small cutout holes.)

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Bill Russo & His OrchestraSchool Of Rebellion ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
This ex-Kentonite leads a group of modernists (Frank Socolow, Don Sebesky, Bill Elton) through a suite of his excellent original compositions, including "An Esthete on Clark Street", "Pickwick", and "The Golden Apple", plus a reading of "Manteca" that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear and discoloration from age.)

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Eliane SalekBaioro ... LP
Eliane Salek (Brazil), 1985. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Includes solo piano renditions of "Summer Of 42", "Summertime", and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", plus a few ensemble recordings with personnel including Antonio Sant'Anna, Elber Bedaque, Romero Lubambo, Nilton Rodrigues, Raul Mascarenhas, and others. (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Antonello SalisOrange Juice/Nice Food ... LP
Hat Hut, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Solo piano improvisations by Salis, with two side long pieces. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Joe SampleCarmel ... LP
ABC, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
God, we love this record – and we're not ashamed to admit it! Sure, it sold a gazillion copies – and sure, for some folks it showed the true demise of the Crusaders ensemble. But for us, it's a masterpiece of smooth fusion, and a landmark album of easy jazz that spawned countless ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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SamstaedurKammerjazz ... LP
Jazzvakning (Iceland), 1978. Near Mint- ... $59.99
With Gunnar Ormslev, Josef Magnusson, Reynir Sigurdsson, Orn Armannsson, Jon Sigurdsson, Gudmundur Stein-Grimsson, and Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ David SanbornTaking Off ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The fantastic first album from David Sanborn – a lot more than you might expect if you only know him from later years! Sure, the record's tight – and yes, Sanborn was a crossover player from the start – but there's some great moments here, and the whole thing's got a lot more of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Pharoah SandersIzipho Zam (My Gifts) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 44.99
A rare non-Impulse Records album from the early days of Pharoah Sanders – but a set that ranks right up there with his classics for that legendary label! The album's one of the classics in Strata East's Dolphy Series – and it's a uniquely collaborative session from 1969, one that has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersThembi ... LP
Impulse, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a nice heavy gatefold cover, too!)
Also available Thembi ... CD 9.99
 
 



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