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Jazz — In Stock — LPs

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✨✧ Sun RaOut There A Minute ... LP
Blast First (UK), Late 60s/1989. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A legendary collection of work from Sun Ra – rare 60s New York recordings from the Arkestra archive, put together at the end of the 80s, at a time when there was very little Ra material on the market! The quality of the work here is extremely high – and the tunes are almost a bit more ... 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 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 RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaSun Embassy ... LP
Roaratorio, 1968/1969. New Copy ... $21.99
Rare late 60s material from the Sun Ra Arkestra – all recorded at their home turf in Philly at the time – in the very comfortable setting of the Sun Studios! The music here is really beautiful – different than some of the more freewheeling live performances of the period, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraIntergalactic Thing (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra – pulled from four different sessions recorded at the group's Philadelphia home in 1969 – and every bit as impressive as the Saturn Records material from the time! The recording quality is great – these aren't random snippets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Sun Ra & John CageJohn Cage Meets Sun Ra – The Complete Concert (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Meltdown/Modern Harmonic, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.98
A legendary meeting of talents from two different sides of the underground – avant composer John Cage and jazz visionary Sun Ra – both performing together at a special one-night event that took place at Coney Island in 1987! The set doesn't really feature Ra jamming with Cage (as if ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Humberto RamirezJazzproject ... LP
Tropi Jazz, 1992. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Featuring Humberto Ramirez, Martin Santiago, Luis Marin, Albert Julian, Jose Luis Encarnacion, Osvaldo Lopez, and Freddie Camacho. A number of special guests too, including Dave Valentin, Justo Almario, Alex Acuna, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in an RMM sleeve. Label has a small name in marker.)

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Don RandiDon Randi & The Baked Potato Band ... LP
JAS, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the funkiest albums ever cut by Don Randi – a hip LA keyboardist who's played on countless funky sessions! The album's got Don in a sextet with flute, guitar, bass, and percussion – and although most tracks feature Don on acoustic piano, there's a distincly electric vibe running ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Phil RanelinTime Is Now! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tribe/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 44.99
It's hard to get more powerful and progressive than the message this title – an indication that the record is one of the boldest in the Tribe Records catalog from the 70s – which is saying a lot, given the force of the legendary Detroit label! Trombonist Phil Ranelin is at his best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Phil RanelinVibes From The Tribe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tribe/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 44.99
An excellent lost classic from Detroit soul jazz powerhouse Phil Ranelin! Trombonist Ranelin was one of the key figures in the city's Tribe Records scene – and this album is one of the greatest that the label ever issued. The set features Ranelin on trombone, Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 2018 pressing – endorsed by Phil Ranelin!)

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Ernest RanglinJazz Jamaica ... LP
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the best jazz albums we've ever heard from legendary guitarist Ernest Ranglin – recorded quite early in his career for the tiny Federal label, and done with a fire that's missing from some of his other later records! The album's way more than just another instrumental outing with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugo RasmussenSweets To The Sweet ... LP
RCA (Denmark), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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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✨✧ Sonny RedBreezing ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A real winner from Sonny Red's initial burst upon the New York scene – and a great mix of soul jazz and hardbop, all augmented by Red's wonderful tone! The group's a sextet, in the tight Jazzland style – and players include Barry Harris, Blue Mitchell, and Yusef Lateef. Tracks are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label mono Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, with a few stains on back, nothing major.)

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✨✧ Sonny RedMode ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly Sonny Red's best non-Blue Note session – and a real winner with a group that includes Grant Green on guitar, and either Barry Harris or Cedar Walton on piano. Red's tone is one of our favorites from the time, and his alto has a nice bite and a soulful raspy quality that's just ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Jazzland pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some light wear, and light splitting on the spine and bottom seam.)

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Sonny RedSonny Red ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A fantastic album as a leader from Sonny Red – a saxophonist who never got much chance to record under his own name, but always gave us something special when he did! Sonny recorded famously with Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller in the 60s – but here, he's in an even hipper 70s mode of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Vi ReddBird Call (Solid State) ... LP
Solid State, 1963/1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
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 light wear, a peeled spot on front from sticker removal, and an Audition Copy stamp inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Dewey RedmanMusics ... LP
Galaxy, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A beautifully soulful record from the great Dewey Redman – straighter than some of his 70s recordings, but in a really great way that shows that Dewey could still be quite compelling in another sort of way! The sound of his tenor here is wonderful – blowing with a rich, full, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Ishmael Reed & OthersConjure – Music For The Texts Of Ishmael Reed ... LP
American Clave, 1987. Very Good ... $5.99
A pretty interesting album – one in which a host of jazz and rock players pay set music to texts written by consciousness-raiser/sci-fi author Ishmael Reed. There's a few goofy moments on the set, but if you've read Reed's work, you'll also know that goofiness and oddity are part of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, with a bit of marker and Audiophile sticker on back. Labels have ink stamps.)

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Steve ReidNova (with bonus download) ... LP
Mustevic Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
An underground soul jazz classic – massive grooves from drummer Steve Reid, and exactly the kind of set that's gotten him so much attention in recent years! There's a mixture of freedom and tightness here that's really wonderful – some of the looser elements of the loft jazz generation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl! Includes download.)

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Jack ReillyTributes ... LP
Carousel, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Solo piano recording by Reilly, including tributes to John Coltrane, Alban Berg, Bernstein, Webern, Zoot Sims, Lee Konitz, and Arnold Schoenberg. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Django ReinhardtDjangologie 15 – 1946 - 1947 ... LP
EMI (France), Mid 40s/Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
The 15th volume in French EMI's series compiling the rare 78 sides by Django. This volume has material from the years 1946 and 1947, and features some recordings with the Hot Club Of France, plus others with a small group and a larger orchestra. Titles include "Coquette", "Embraceab ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring & edge wear and a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Emily RemlerFirefly ... LP
Concord, 1981. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A quartet session, with Hank Jones on piano, Bob Maize on bass, and Jake Hanna on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Henri Renaud Et Son QuartetteDance & Mood Music Vol 8 ... LP
Chappell (France), 1969. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Sound Library, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some peeling at the top flip-back.)

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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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Repercussion UnitIn Need Again (with bonus EP) ... LP
CMP (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
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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ResavoirResavoir ... LP
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A beautiful International Anthem debut from Resavoir – a group led by Will Miller, a musician who's equally skilled at both keyboards and trumpet – and who often plays in a style that sometimes makes it hard to tell which sound is coming from which instrument! In other words, there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcos ResendeTributo A Roberto Carlos ... LP
Som Livre/Sigia (Brazil), 1991. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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Jeff ResnickSAC ... LP
RIT/Outernational (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A totally wonderful little record, and one with a very unlikely origin story too – given that the music was originally composed to highlight the different creative departments at the Rochester Institute Of Technology in the late 70s! The music is all jazz on side one – done in this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Return To ForeverNo Mystery ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitar. As you'd expect from this crew, this is some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate ring and edge wear with some splitting in the top seam.)

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Return To ForeverRomantic Warrior ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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ReverieWatch The Skies ... LP
Encounter, 1983. Sealed ... $29.99
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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RiccardoLast Tango In Paris & Sensual Love Songs ... LP
Pickwick, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $3.99
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(Cover has small sticker remnants on front.)

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Kenny Rice & Richard MartinKenny Rice & Richard Martin Quartet Featuring Nat Adderly – Recorded Live ... LP
Valley, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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 RichBuddy Rich At JATP ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
A later collection of early 50s live Jazz At The Philharmonic performances that featured great drum solos from Buddy Rich – four nice long tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $24.99
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 RichKeep The Customer Satified ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1970. Very Good ... $3.99
Buddy certainly knew how to keep the customer satisfied – as you'll hear on this hip set of big band grooves, recorded by Buddy for Liberty Records in 1970. The set's got Buddy working with a tight group of younger players, in a mode that's not exactly funky, but which owes a lot to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear with a split spine and bottom seam.)
Also available Keep The Customer Satified ... CD 8.99

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Buddy RichLast Blues Album Volume 1 ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing "blues" about this set – as Buddy Rich is working with some of the best soul jazz players of the Groove Merchant label – on a set that's one of his few small combo albums from the 70s! The vibe is very relaxed and laidback, and even Buddy's tight drumming can't over-hy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Vinyl has some oxidation and plays with light noise.)

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Buddy RichNew One! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Very hard-burning work from Buddy's hip band of the mid 60s – a large ensemble, but one that features searing horn parts that cut through the bigger arrangements with ease! Buddy really had an ear for tuning power with personality at this point in his career – and although the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy Rich & Harry Sweets EdisonBuddy & Sweets ... LP
Norgran, 1955. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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 & Max RoachRich Versus Roach ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good- ... $7.99
A legendary meeting of these two jazz talents – and knowing the famous temper of Buddy Rich, this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Kidding aside, though, the set's a very unusual one for Buddy – as the group here features players normally associated with Max Roach – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some sticky tape residue on back, but in nice shape otherwise.)

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Emil RichardsSpirit of 1976 ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jerome RichardsonGroove Merchant ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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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Dannie RichmondDannie Richmond Quintet ... LP
Gatemouth, 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A cool take on the music of Charles Mingus – handled here by his old drummer Dannie Richmond, in a great small combo mode that's quite different than usual! The tunes are all pretty darn dynamic, but have a really different flavor – some very right drums from Richmond, who almost seems ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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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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Lyle RitzHow About Uke? ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A rare Lyle Ritz lead session for Verve – in which the session vet steps out with a set of bop and swing-learned jazz cuts featuring Ritz's ukulele out front! Ritz was more or less known as a bassist at the time, but got an opportunity to step out with the uke here, on a number of standards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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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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Sam RiversContrasts ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A beautifully avant session from ECM – and a great late 70s showcase for the reed talents of the great Sam Rivers! The album's got a mixture of focus and freedom that makes it one of Sam's best from this period – a group outing that features Rivers on tenor, soprano, and flute – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and a bumped corner with a small stain at the bottom left.)

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✨✧ Freddie RoachFreddie Roach Soul Book ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Incredibly groovy work from one of the hippest organ talents of the 60s – a true "soul book" of tu nes, most of which are originals penned by Freddie Roach! The sound here is really unique – a bit in the R&B-inspired style of Freddie's work for Blue Note, but also with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has ringwear with a mostly split spine and pen on the back. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, track 3.)

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Max RoachSurvivors ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An unusual record – one that has Max Roach handling a fair bit of percussion, and working with a hip string quartet too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Max Roach & Cecil TaylorHistoric Concerts – McMillin Theatre, Columbia University 1979 ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Historic Concerts indeed – as the meeting of Max and Cecil Taylor must have been quite an event! As he did on other late 70s sessions – particularly those with Archie Shepp and Anthony Braxton – Max proves that he's quite willing to experiment, and works beautifully in the spare, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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George Robert & Tom HarrellSun Dance ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Featuring Dado Moroni on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb RobertsonTransparency ... LP
JMT (Germany), 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features Robertson on trumpet and flugelhorn – with Tim Berne on alto, Bill Frisell on guitar, and Joey Baron on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and PSI sticker.)

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Duke RobillardSwing ... LP
Rounder, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Robillard on guitar and vocals, Scott Hamilton on tenor, Chris Flory and Jim Kelly on additional guitar, Mike LeDonne on piano and organ, Phil Flanigan on bass, and Chuck Riggs on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jim RobinsonNew Orleans Jazz ... LP
Smoky Mary, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Sonya RobinsonSonya ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Produced by Jean Paul Bourelly – who also plays guitar alongside the violins of Sonya – plus work from Gerri Allen on keyboards and Mino Cinelu on percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Red Rodney3 Rs – Red Rodney/Richie Cole/Ricky Ford ... LP
Muse, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The legendary trumpeter plays with two key younger musicians – Ricky Ford on tenor and Richie Cole on alto – both players who break the groove way past bop! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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Red RodneyAlive In New York ... LP
Muse, 1986. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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Enrique RodriguezLo Que Es (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Extra Lovely, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 20.00
A really beautiful record by young Chilean pianist Enrique Rodriguez – a set that's got little more going on than piano and keyboards, but which really makes the most of those elements! Rodriguez plays in a style that's not entirely jazz – maybe more moody instrumentals with a slight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – in a black sleeve with the image on a sticker in the corner.)

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✨✧ Shorty Rogers14 Historic Arrangements & Performances ... LP
PA USA, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Featuring Stan Kenton & His Orchestra, June Christy, and Shorty Rogers' Giants. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Shorty RogersBossa Nova ... LP
Reprise, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A real standout from the great Shorty Rogers – and a smoking set that has him turning his many talents towards the world of bossa nova! By the time of this set, Shorty was as great an arranger as he was a trumpeter – really one of the go-to guys around LA for hipper soundtracks and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing.)

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Shorty RogersCool & Crazy (10 inch LP) (UK pressing) ... LP
RCA/HMV (UK), Early 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
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 ... $19.99
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 ... $4.99
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 RogersWizard Of Oz & Other Harold Arlen Songs ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A pretty darn great record, and a lot more swinging than you'd expect! The basic theme is the Wizard Of Oz – but Shorty makes the tunes groove way way more than they ever did, and thanks to help from hip players like Jimmy Giuffre, Herb Geller, and Bud Shank, the tracks have loads of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small peeled spot on front at the top edge.)

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Bryce RohdeStraight Ahead – The Exciting Sounds Of The Bryce Rohde Quartet ... LP
Columbia (Australia), Early 60s. Very Good ... $43.99
A really fantastic modern jazz set from 60s Australia – recorded by a musician who was years ahead of most other players on his scene! Bryce Rohde is a pianist, but his group here also features fantastic work from Frank Phipps on trumpet – a cool, compressed player whose style is a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Harmony pressing. Vinyl has a click on the first track, and a small click on side two.)

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Gene RolandSwingin Friends ... LP
Brunswick, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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Sonny RollinsBridge (2nd pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has some wear and a promo stamp in the top right.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsDon't Ask ... LP
Milestone, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Features two duets with guitarist Larry Coryell – and other tracks include Mark Soskin on acoustic piano, Al Foster on drums, and Bill Summers on congas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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Sonny RollinsLove At First Sight ... LP
Milestone, 1980. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With a quartet that includes George Duke on acoustic and electric piano – plus some percussion from Bill Summers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some corner wear.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good ... $16.99
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear with a cut corner and a sticker down part of the spine.)
Also available Sonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD 22.99

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Sonny RollinsSunny Days, Starry Nights ... LP
Milestone, 1984. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Features Clifton Anderson on Trombone, Mark Soskin On Keyboards, Russel Blake on electric Bass & Tommy Campbell on Drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, with a center split in the spine and a gold promo stamp.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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Ronnie RossStompin' With The Ronnie Ross Quintet ... LP
Ember (UK), Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
British reedman Ronnie Ross really shines brightly on this set – a well-crafted batch of tunes that takes a great lead from his strong work on baritone sax! The sound is somewhat tightly arranged – a bit in a US west coast mode from the time – but the groove's also a bit looser ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some waviness and staining due to moisture along the bottom.)

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Ronnie Ross & Allan GanleyJazz Makers ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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 stereo pressing with deep groove – a beautiful copy!)

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✨✧ Charlie RouseEpistrophy ... LP
Landmark, 1988. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great little later set from Charlie Rouse – recorded for the Landmark label, and done in a real "back to basics" style! The format is modern, Monkish hardbop – a full set of Thelonious originals, performed lovingly by Rouse, Monk's most important sideman of the 60s. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Charlie Rouse, Benny Bailey, & OthersUpper Manhattan Jazz Society ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A great amalgamation of players – and a quintet with powers far beyond their hokey name! The group's working in a polished approach to post-bop – a bit like styles heard on some of the Timeless and Steeplechase sessions of the late 70s, but with a more directive approach that really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a smal center split in the spine.)

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Jimmie RowlesGrandpaws ... LP
Choice, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Forgive the silly pun in the title – and just dive in and dig this excellent 70s album from pianist Jimmie Rowles – a set that's maybe his hippest of the decade, thanks in part to work from Buster Williams on bass and Billy Hart on drums! With Buster and Billy in the mix, the set's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Gonzalo RubalcabaGrupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba ... LP
Areito (Cuba), 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very cool larger group project from pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba – recorded in Cuba, before his fame in the US – with a group that includes Manuel Valera on soprano and alto sax, Rafael Carrasco on tenor and flute, and Lazaro Cruz on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover and label have a small name in marker.)

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Stan RubinStan Rubin Plays The Ivy League Jazz Band Ball ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good ... $2.99
Features, Harry Sheppard on vibes, Mel Rose on bass, Gary Chester on drums, Danny Derasmo on lead alto sax, Ben long on trombone and Irvin Markowitz on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and a half split bottom seam.)

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Hilton RuizEl Camino ... LP
Novus, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Players include Jerry Gonzalez on congas, Andy Gonzalez on bass, Dick Griffin on trombone and arrangements, and Sam Rivers on tenor, flute, and soprano sax. Titles include "West Side Blues", "El Camino", "Message From The Chief", and "Eastern Vibrations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corners.)

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Hilton RuizPiano Man ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
With Buster Williams on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – on titles that include "Straight Street", "Arrival", "One For Hakim", "Medi II", and "Misty Thursday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Inner City pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Charles Rumback/Jim Baker/John TateJune Holiday (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A sublime trio set from drummer Charles Rumback – a record that has us really appreciating the special touch the leader can bring to a date, as this album may also be one of the best that we've heard from pianist Jim Baker in years! Baker has this great way of sounding soulful and lyrical, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsIn The Solo Spotlight – Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 5 ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Very Good ... $9.99
Tremendous work from Howard Rumsey's early Lighthouse group – and a great example of why they were such a great act at the time! The "solo spotlight" in the title is extremely apt here – as each of the album's tracks features a standout performance by group members who emerge ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, and adhesive residue along the top seam.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsJazz Invention ... LP
Contemporary, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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 a promo stamp.)

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Patrice RushenPosh ... LP
Elektra/Strut (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.99
Nothing posh about this one – as the album's an all-out, all-access affair – a great way for anyone to get into the grooves of the mighty Patrice Rushen! Patrice is at the height of her powers here – equally magic on keyboards and vocals, and coming up with groove after groove in ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered from the original tapes!)
Also available Posh ... CD 11.99

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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 RussellElectronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature (1980) (Soul Note pressing) ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $29.99
With Russell on piano and organ, Lew Soloff on trumpet, Robert Moore on tenor and soprano sax, Victor Comer on guitar, JF Jenny Clark on bass, and Keith Copeland on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some yellowing from age.)

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George RussellEssence Of George Russell ... LP
Sonet (Sweden), 1966/1967. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Seminal Swedish recordings from George Russell – mid 60s material that's quite different than his American albums of a few years before – and proof that his time overseas really helped to unlock his creativity! The centerpiece of the album is an early version of "Electronic Sonata ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Italian Soul Note pressing.)

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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!)

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George RussellNew York Big Band ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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

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George RussellOthello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No 1 ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1970. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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- ... $19.99
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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George Russell & The Living Time OrchestraAfrican Game ... LP
Blue Note, 1983. Sealed ... $11.99
With featured soloists including Keith Copeland, Olu Bata, George Garzone, Mike Peipman, Mark White, Dave Mann, Chip Kaner, Mark White, Gary Joynes, Bob Nieske, and Marc Rossi. Titles include "Organic Life On Earth Begins", "Surival Game", "Human Sensing Of Unity With ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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George Russell & The Living Time OrchestraSo What ... LP
Blue Note, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great return to form for George Russell – given lots of creative freedom by the revived Blue Note label of the 80s! Titles include "Time Spiral", "So What", "Rhymes", and "War Gewesen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and bent corners.)

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George Russell's New York BandLive In An American Time Spiral ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Stanton Davis and Tom Harrell on trumpets, Ray Anderson on trombone, Marty Ehrlich on alto and flute, and Jerome Harris on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album

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Hal Russell NRG EnsembleConserving NRG ... LP
Principally Jazz Production, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
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