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Jazz — In Stock — LPs

XA wealth of jazz in many styles -- bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual, rare groove, modal, improvised music, funk, free jazz, fusion, avant garde, and trad!

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Juhani Aaltonen & Otto DonnerStrings ... LP
Love/Svart (Finland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A wonderful "with strings" session from 70s Finland – one that features the tenor and flute of Juhani Aaltonen alongside larger backings from Otto Donner! Altonen's got a really powerful approach to his instruments that works beautifully with the set – a voice that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tsvia AbarbanelEastern Soul EP ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A weird and wonderful little record – created in 1970 by a Yemenite singer who'd spent the late 60s on the LA scene – then worked in Tel Aviv with a hip Israeli combo for the album! The music is this very unique blend of spiritual jazz and Tsvia's amazing voice – which often ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed AbdullahLife's Force ... LP
About Time, 1979. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joshua AbramsExcavations 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
Feeding Tube, 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Fantastic solo bass sounds from the mighty Joshua Abrams – a musician who's risen to achieve a very spiritual sense of leadership with other musicians over the years – but who also sounds pretty amazing here on his own! Joshua is often bowing the bass, bringing almost reed-like tones ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Joshua AbramsSimultonality ... LP
Eremite, 2017. New Copy ... $29.99
Josh Abrams just keeps on getting better and better as the years go on – to the point where he's a leader who's emerging with one of the proudest, most righteous visions in jazz! Abrams has played for years in the company of others – and his contributions have always impressed us ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a screenprinted sleeve!)

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsAfrisong (photo cover) ... LP
Why Not (Japan), 1975. Very Good+ ... $36.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by this legendary AACM pianist! The album was a rare Japanese-only session from 1975, but recorded in Chicago – and it features Muhal playing solo – in beautifully warm spiritual tones that are very different from his playing on many other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD.)
Also available We Be All Africans ... CD 13.99

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George Adams/Dannie RichmondHand To Hand ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
With Adams on tenor and flute, Richmond on drums – and Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Hugh Lawson on piano, and Mike Richmond on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some library stickers, and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Pepper AdamsReflectory ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $13.99
An overlooked gem from Pepper – with piano by Roland Hanna, bass by George Mraz, and drums by Billy Hart! Titles include "Reflectory", "Etude Diabolique", "Claudette's Way", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ligt stains on back.)

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Pepper Adams & Frank FosterGenerations ... LP
Muse, 1985. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCountry Preacher – Live At Operation Breadbasket ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
A totally great set by Cannonball Adderley – one of his funkiest albums ever, recorded live at Operation Breadbasket under the supervision of Jesse Jackson, and a session in which the band is cooking a lot more than on some of their other albums from the time! The set grooves hard with some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball AdderleyIn The Land Of Hi Fi With Julian Cannonball Adderley ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- ... $14.99
The title's a bit of a mouthful, but a good description of the way Cannonball was presented in the years before his soul jazz groove firmly kicked in! The "hi fi" is a bit overstated – as the album's pretty much of a straight jazz record, featuring Cannon blowing lead solos in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some marker on back.)

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Cannonball AdderleyJazz Workshop Revisited ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Classic funky soul jazz playing by Cannonball and one of his great groups, caught live in San Francisco, with a nice hard groove that you don't always get in their studio recordings. The record includes a stellar 11 minute version of "The Jive Samba", one of Cannonball's greatest track, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has moderate flaking, stains & split bottom seam due to moisture.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley Y Su Sexteto En Nueva York (Cannonball Adderley Sextet In New York) ... LP
Riverside/Circulo Musical (Venezuela), 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage Venezuelan pressing.)

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Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Plain blue label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has some waviness.)
Also available Know What I Mean? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 38.99

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Cannonball AdderleyPhenix ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleySophisticated Swing ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Forget the "sophisticated" – and concentrate on the "swing"! This early killer from Cannonball Adderley swings all the way – and it features a young Cannon blowing hard with a tight little combo that's kind of a precursor of his hit recordings on Riverside a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with drummer logo & deep groove. Cover has small seam splits and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyThem Dirty Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the all-time great ones by Cannonball! This record captures him in the prime of his early soul jazz fame – working with an unbelievably heavy quintet that featured Bobby Timmons on piano (with Barry Harris sitting in on a few tracks), Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover light wear, a split spine, and some white tape on the top seam.)

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Cannonball AdderleyWalk Tall (aka 74 Miles Away/ Walk Tall) ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The second pressing of Walk Tall/74 Miles Away – a classic album recorded during the time when Capitol was making a mint off of Cannonball's funky soul jazz riffing – and one of the early efforts he did with David Axelrod at the helm! Once again, keyboardist Joe Zawinul's penned the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nat AdderleyDouble Exposure ... LP
Prestige, 1975. Very Good ... $11.99
A lost chapter in the David Axelrod/Cannonball Adderley tradition – and one of Nat's best albums from the 70s! Nat's funky trumpet sits nicely in moody arrangements by David Axelrod and Jimmy Jones – and the group features electric piano by George Duke, plus guest playing by Cannonball ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Nat AdderleyOn The Move ... LP
Theresa, 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
With Sonny Fortune on alto, Larry Willis on piano, and titles that include "Malandro", "To Wisdom The Prize", "The Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", and "Naturally". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jamey AebersoldNothin' But Blues ... LP
JA Records, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of those cool little albums of bass-heavy jazz tracks, designed as instructional records, but actually nice spare jazz funk albums that are great for sample mining! This one's got Jamey Abersold playing piano with a trio that includes Rufus Reid and Mike Hyman, and it includes the cut "Mr. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet.)

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Jamey AebersoldYou Can Play Sonny Rollins – Nine Classic Originals – Vol 8 ... LP
Jamey Aebersold, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Trio features Dan Haerle on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Jonathan Higgins on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet.)

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AffirmationLost Angeles ... LP
Inner City, 1980. Sealed ... $6.99
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(Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the opening. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Olli AhvenlahtiBandstand ... LP
Love/Svart (Finland), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Sweet keys from 70s Finland – a great little set that's filled with jazzy work on electric piano and clavinet! Keyboardist Olli Ahvenlahti has a touch that's as warm and soulful as some of his counterparts on the American fusion scene – an approach that's not nearly as jamming or rock-i ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AirAir Lore ... LP
Arista/Novus, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of their early classics, and still one of the greatest groups with roots in the Chicago AACM scene. Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall play modern experimental versions of compositions by Jelly Roll Morton and Scot Joplin – plus Threadgill's own "Paille Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the top seam and spine.)

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✨✧ AirAir Mail ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The AACM torch is still held proud and firm in this great recording by Air from 1980. Mssrs. Threadgill, Hopkins, and McCall play in a manner that blends freeness with soulfulness and a nice dash of creative humor – which results in a trio of tracks that are essential listening for fans of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot & clear tape on the spine.)

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AirAir Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nessa, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.99
One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago trio – a great example of the way that records on the Nessa label can really get to the heart of artists' intentions! The trio of Henry Threadgill on reeds, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve McCall on percussion have never sounded better ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Airmen Of NoteBrothers In Blue ... LP
US Air Force, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $19.99
A great album from this Air Force group – with some nice 70s touches! Reedman Roger Hogan handles arrangements and a few compositions – and the set also features Ronnie Wells on vocals on two tracks! Titles include nice arrangements of the Stevie Wonder tunes "Superstition" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Airmen Of NoteHere Come The Airmen Of Note – Live ... LP
US Air Force, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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(Cover has some splitting in the top seams.)

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Airmen Of NoteJust In Time ... LP
US Air Force, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of those groovy Air Force jazz albums from the 70s – and a bit soulful too, thanks to vocals from Sgt Bobbie McCleary! The set includes a nice version of "Livin For The City"! LP, Vinyl record album

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AirtoFingers ... LP
CTI, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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AirtoTouching You, Touching Me ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Airto's most polished records, and an album that we've really grown to love over the years! There's a pretty strong modern soul/R&B component to the album – but at the core, there's still a strong feeling for Brazilian rhythms, and the record's got a wonderfully warm Brazilian ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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AirtoVirgin Land ... LP
Salvation, 1974. Very Good ... $7.99
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiKogun (Japanese pressing) ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Brilliantly bold work from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – an artist who's really coming into her own for the 70s – stepping out in a big band format that would win her a wide new audience on both sides of the Pacific! The album's one of the first to feature the ensemble co-led with husband ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting in middle of bottom seam.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiSalted Gingko Nuts ... LP
Ascent, 1978. Near Mint- ... $5.99
An obscure album from the big band of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin – all original tracks written by Toshiko, performed by the band with a mix of modern, lyrical, and swinging styles. Features some great work by Bobby Shew and Gary Foster – and titles include "Elusive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon SashToshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash At Newport ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the first American albums to ever feature the piano of Toshiko Akioshi – and a set that's oddly split with work from jazz accordionist Leon Sash – who also appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival at the same time! Toshiko is on side one – in a trio with Gene Cherico on bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandInsights ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A classic set of modern big band tracks from the group led by pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and reedman Lew Tabackin – long tracks, all written by Toshiko, and played by the group with a style that's at once dark, lyrical, and swinging. Soloists include Dick Spencer, Gary Foster, and Bill Perkins ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandSumi-e ... LP
Insight (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A lesser-known gem from this mighy orchestra – with contributions from Bobby Shew on trumpet, Rick Culver on trombone, Gary Foster and Dick Spencer on alto, and Tom Peterson on tenor. Titles include "Sumi-E", "Hang Loose", "Quadrille Anyone", and "A 10 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandToshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band Live At Newport 77 (Japanese pressing) ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1977. Very Good ... $9.99
A great performance from the Akioshi/Tabackin Big Band's performance at Newport in 1977! The sound here is totally great – hard, focused, and flowing with a magical energy that made this group one of the few large jazz bands to flourish strongly in the 70s. There's almost a Clarke Boland ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van LeerFocus ... LP
Metronome (Germany), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Dutch pressing on Vertigo.)

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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time Vol 2 ... LP
Coral, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Following up the strength of the first Jazz Greats set, Manny returns with a west coast version of the project – one that features players that include Richie Kamuca, Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon, Bill Holman, Lou Levy, Charlie Mariano, and Shelly Manne – all dependable stalwarts of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove, in the textured cover, with some aging, half split spine, and sticker remnants on back.)

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Manny Albam & Ernie WilkinsDrum Suite ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $4.99
Hard-swinging big band material – with a heavy emphasis on drums! The album is a suite of six tracks – all written by either Manny Albam or Ernie Wilkins, both of whom arrange the groups on the set – really letting them open up nicely on the album's longish tracks. Manny and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has aging, split seams, and splitting on the spine.)

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Gerald AlbrightBermuda Nights ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Gerald AlbrightJust Between Us ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has an index label on one corner.)

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✨✧ Oscar AlemanSwing Guitar Legend – Paris/Copenhagen/Buenos Aires 1938 to 1945 ... LP
Mutual Music/Rambler, Late 30s/Early 40s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Rare small combo work from this legendary South American guitarist! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alessandro Alessandroni, Marco Di Marco, Franco TaLa Natura E L'Uomo ... LP
Nereide/Intervallo (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A beautiful little record, and one that's got way more heart and soul to offer than you might expect from the rather understated packaging – which hides an album that's full of sparkling 70s keyboard magic! The music here is by a mix of Italian soundtrack and jazz talents – the latter ... (Sound Library, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Monty AlexanderMonty Alexander In Tokyo ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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✨✧ Monty Alexander 7Jamento ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Nice mellow fusion from Monty, recorded in LA with a group that includes Ernest Ranglin on guitar, plus Andy Simpkins on bass, and added drums and percussion from 4 other players. There's a bit of steel drums on the record, in the style that Alexander was using on other MPS sides from the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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Harry AllenFrench Lullaby (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $52.99
Tenorist Harry Allen serves up a great French lullaby of his own – crafted together from the work of famous Parisian songwriters like Michel Legrand, Charles Trenet, and others – and delivered here in a small combo instrumental mode! The setting is great – as Allen's deep tenor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry Red AllenGiants Of Jazz (3LP box set) ... LP
Time Life, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Late 50s. Near Mint- 3LP & Book ... $0.99
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(Includes original book. Cover has clear tape along the spine.)

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Lee Allen, Big Jay McNeely, Hal Singer, Sam TaylorHonkers & Screamers – The Roots Of Rock N Roll Vol 6 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/1954/1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
The cover says "roots of rock n roll" – but the set features some killer tenor work from Savoy Records – late 40s sides by Paul Williams, Hal Singer, and Big Jay McNeely – a 1954 date by Lee Allen – and obscure 1961 recordings by the great Sam Taylor! LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve AllenElectrified Favorites ... LP
Coral, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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James AllsoppI'm A Fool To Want You ... LP
Impossible Ark (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe the first you've heard of saxophonist James Allsopp – but given the quality of the album, we're betting it won't be the last! James is a very old school player, but in the best way possible – able to take a familiar tune and really turn it on its ear as he opens things up with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Justo AlmarioFamily Time ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good- ... $1.99
A smooth little set from reedman Justo Almario – the player who cut some great work with Roy Ayers, and who's also been a key force in Latin jazz on the west coast! The set's got a sound that's a bit more mainstream fusion than some of Justo's other work – but a groove that's still ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaClassical Current – Electronic Excursions ... LP
Warner, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A wonderful record from guitarist Laurindo Almeida – way way better than the title might make you think, and quite different from his albums for Capitol! The album is subtitled "electronic excursions", and while it's not exactly electronic, it does feature Almeida soloing over some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Barry Altschul/Paul Bley/Gary PeacockVirtuosi ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1967. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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Also available Virtuosi ... CD 19.99

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Phil Alvin with Sun Ra & Dirty Dozen Brass BandUn Sung Stories ... LP
Slash, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
(Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Rodrigo Amado/Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Chris CorsanHistory Of Nothing ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Breathily-blown brilliance from tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado – working here in a very well-matched frontline that features the mighty Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and soprano sax – both instruments he uses with a deftness that takes us back to is early albums on Hat Hut! Both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available History Of Nothing ... CD 16.99

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Franco AmbrosettiWings ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1983. Very Good ... $6.99
With Franco on trumpet, Mike Brecker on tenor, John Clark on French horn, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Gene AmmonsBig Sound (Groove Blues/Big Sound) ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A nice 2LP set that collects material recorded on January 3, 1958 – originally issued as 2 separate LPs, The Big Sound and Groove Blues, but collected here together in its entirety, along with a good set of notes! The album's classic Ammons, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... $49.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has clear tape on the seams and some aging.)

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Gene AmmonsBoss Is Back! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good ... $4.99
In "back", the title is pointing to the fact that Gene Ammons is back on the scene, after being released from 7 years of a tragic 15 year narcotics sentence in prison. The album marks a proud return for Jug – who'd not recorded since a very successful flurry of sides recorded in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Jug's funkier albums from his time back out of the pen, and a tasty electric session with Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on organ. Pretty Purdie plays drums, and he kicks it nice and lean on the great groover "Jungle Strut". The album also features a nice version of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing – record and cover are nice!)

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Gene AmmonsFree Again ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Dang! Poor Gene Ammons kept getting stuck with albums that had titles which referenced his prison time! Fortunately, the quality of this one's good enough to live past the stupid name – and the record has Gene blowing with a larger group of west coast soul jazz players, arranged by Bobby ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsGene Ammons All Star Sessions (aka Woofin & Tweetin) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $69.99
Nice nice album on Prestige, bringing together Jug's earlier sides in 2 different settings. The first batch has Ammons "battling" Sonny Stitt in a set of stuff that features hard twin tenors in the frontline, with the kind of cutting contests the two of them would perform live all over ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing, with RVG etch.)

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Gene AmmonsGot My Own ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A more laidback set than usual from Ammons' early 70s stretch on Prestige – but a record that nicely gets back to that big-toned tenor sound he used often on ballads from earlier years! The combo mixes both electric piano and organ – the former from Hank Jones, the latter from Ernie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gene AmmonsGreatest Hits Vol 1 – The Sixties ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Gene AmmonsHappy Blues (alternate cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Good+ ... $8.99
Gene Ammons in a mighty nice setting – working here in an open-ended jam session style that brings all his best live energy into play at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder! The set's got a crackle that really goes beyond the earlier, shorter bop recordings from Ammons – and a bit more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with RVG etching and deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, some stains, and a bit of splitting.)

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Gene AmmonsHi Fidelity Jam Session (aka Happy Blues) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Good ... $14.99
Gene Ammons in a mighty nice setting – working here in an open-ended jam session style that brings all his best live energy into play at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder! The set's got a crackle that really goes beyond the earlier, shorter bop recordings from Ammons – and a bit more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG/AB etch, in the blue cover. Cover has wear & aging, split seams held with black tape, and pen on back.)

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Gene AmmonsJug ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good ... $4.99
A real turning point in the career of Gene Ammons – a record that almost returns Ammons to his earthier roots, and in the process helps build up a whole new sound in soul jazz for the 60s! The "Jug" nickname in the title is kind of a joking way to help Ammons stand alongside "M ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a name in marker on back.)
Also available Jug ... CD 6.99

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Gene AmmonsJug (second cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good- ... $8.99
A real turning point in the career of Gene Ammons – a record that almost returns Ammons to his earthier roots, and in the process helps build up a whole new sound in soul jazz for the 60s! The "Jug" nickname in the title is kind of a joking way to help Ammons stand alongside "M ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Gene AmmonsJug Sessions ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A double LP set pulled together in the mid 70s of Jug's bluesy bop sides cut in the late 40s for Mercury. Sidemen include Junior Mance, Albert Ammons, Israel Crosby, Gene Wright and lesser known Chicago locals like Wes Landers, Leo Blevins, Jess Miller and Ernest McDonald. As you'd expect the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate waviness & moisture stains throughout.)

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Gene AmmonsJuganthology ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A nice selection of rare Gene Ammons work from the mid 50s – all long, hard-blowing tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gene AmmonsJust Jug ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of those shady little sessions that Gene Ammons cut for Argo when he wasn't supposed to be recording for anyone but Prestige – and a great album that never got full circulation because of contract difficulties. The group on the album features organist Eddie Buster, who'd backed Jug or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole, light wear, and mark from sticker removal.)

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Gene AmmonsLate Hour Special ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Sealed ... $14.99
Very nice album by Jug that often gets overlooked because it's comprised of 2 different sessions, and can't get the "historical" writeup of being a single significant moment in the studio. Some tracks – including "Lascivious" and "Soft Winds" – are with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed blue label pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Gene AmmonsLight, Bluesy, & Moody ... LP
Wing/Mercury, Late 40s/Late 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
Essential early stuff by Jug! The record is a 50s compilation of singles that Jug cut for Mercury during the late 40s, when he was transforming from a hard swing player into a firey bopper – but one who was capable of infusing his solos with a rich sense of emotion that was enough to bridge ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear with a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Gene AmmonsNot Really The Blues ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $23.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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Gene AmmonsNothin' But Soul (Up Front) ... LP
Winley/Up Front, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good ... $1.99
Very nice record, and one of the rarer sides by Gene Ammons. We can't remember the exact story behind this, but we know that the material was recorded by Jug during the early 60's, when he was violating his contractual agreements with a number of labels, and recording sessions for just about ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing, with deep groove. Back cover has age spots.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsSock! ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A striking title – and a strong set of grooves, even if the tracks were pulled from a variety of different sessions, and not recorded as a unified album. Jug plays tenor on all cuts – working in formats that range from a Mal Waldron led trio to larger honking groups with horn players ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Back cover has a small stain in one spot, but the rest looks great!)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsWoofin & Tweetin ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Nice nice album on Prestige, bringing together Jug's earlier sides in 2 different settings. The first batch has Ammons "battling" Sonny Stitt in a set of stuff that features hard twin tenors in the frontline, with the kind of cutting contests the two of them would perform live all over ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. In blue-tinted cover, with some wear and splitting.)

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Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Very Good ... $7.99
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Gene Ammons & His All StarsGroove Blues ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Sealed ... $18.99
One of the tasty blowing session albums that Jug cut for Prestige – remarkable in the quality of the players (Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Pepper Adams, and others), and in the relaxed easy groove of the solid soulful tracks. There's 4 long cuts, and they all swing nicely nicely nicely! Titles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing – most likely a blue label. Cover has a small cutout hole in the corner.)

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Gene Ammons & James MoodyChicago Concert ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Very Good ... $1.99
Late great work from Ammons – an album done at the time of his funk sides for Prestige, but recorded in the style of his earlier years in Chicago! The session's a laidback set of soulful solo-heavy work – recorded as part of a hip series of shows at the North Park Hotel, with a local ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittJug & Sonny (jug & corn cover – purple border) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittPrime Cuts (Boss Tenors & Boss Tenors In Orbit) ... LP
Verve, 1961/1962. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A nice little 2-fer collecting two great meetings of two greats! Jug and Stitt go head to head on Boss Tenors, a classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittWe'll Be Together Again ... LP
Prestige, 1961/1968. Very Good ... $5.99
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Good+ ... $9.99
A definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing with Van Gelder & stereo stamp. Cover has some wear.)

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Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster & OthersJuggin' Around (UK Affinity pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/Affinity (UK), Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
A hard-hitting blowing session, cut very much in the mode of Gene's late 50s sides for Prestige – and with a very accomplished group of soul jazzers that includes Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Bennie Green, and Frank Wess. The groove has a nice raw late night sound – and tracks are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Ammons/Tom Archia/Johnny GriffinChicago's Boss Tenors – 1948-1956 Vintage Recordings ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great set that brings together some great lost material that was originally recorded for Chess (or Aristocrat as it was called back then), and which was only ever released on 78s. Gene Ammons plays here with the lost Chicago tenor talent Tom Archia (who never made it out of the city as much as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot & light wear.)

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✨✧ David AmramHavana/New York ... LP
Flying Fish, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ David AmramLatin Jazz Celebration ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Arild AndersenClouds In My Head ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(German pressing. Back cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Chris AndersonInverted Image ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ... $19.99
Nice and rarely seen trio side from under-recorded Chicago pianist Anderson. He plays here with Bill Lee and either Walter Perkins or Philly Joe Jones on drums, in a trio that made the core of the rhythm section on Frank Strozier's excellent Jazzland date, Long Night. The group is in fine form ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, half split top seam, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Ron AnthonyOh! Calcutta ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $28.99
A sweet mix of jazz, funk, and some tighter instrumental modes – a set that takes all the best energy of the Flying Dutchman label, and packs it into shorter tracks that have a very groovy feel! At some level, the album's a bit like the work that Tom Scott was doing for the label at the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Oh! Calcutta ... CD 7.99

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Aqueduct EnsembleImprovisations On An Apricot ... LP
Last Resort (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Aqueduct Ensemble is more of a duo than the large group you'd expect from their name – but they manage to serve up some very spacious sounds over the course of these improvised tracks! The core of the group features Stu on piano and Kit on woodwinds and electronics – acoustic elements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AquilaAquila ... LP
Alba/Ascensionale (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $46.99
One of the sweetest sets we've ever heard from the Chilean scene of the 70s – great work by a group who are heavy on electric piano and vibes, and who also have a hell of an alto saxophonist in the mix too! The music is funky jazz, but with some deeper spiritual currents too – never ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a die-cut sleeve – with cut corners to emphasize the cube-like graphics!)
 
 



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