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Jimmy SmithNew Sound – A New Star Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Sealed ... $24.99
Classic Jimmy Smith trio material, and a savage bit of raw organ grooves from the late 50's. Jimmy's work on the keys is fierce, and filled with wild flourishes that you don't always hear in his later albums. The record includes a nice long version of Dizzy Gillespie's "The Champ", plus ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jimmy SmithOff The Top ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good- ... $6.99
A lean little set from Jimmy Smith's back to basics years of the early 80s – an album that's recorded in a relatively old school soul jazz mode! Jimmy's mostly playing Hammond here – but also uses a bit of Arp strings at times – and the rest of the group members include George ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some marker.)

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Jimmy SmithOrgan Grinder Swing ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
No hokey organ grinder here – no monkey on a leash, begging for change on a street corner – just a smoking little trio session that stands as one of the best records that Jimmy Smith ever recorded for Verve! The album's got a groove that's similar to Jimmy's early years at Blue Note ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some aging inside the gatefold, light surface wear, and a few light stains.)

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Jimmy SmithPeter & The Wolf ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A strange record, and pretty darn goofy – but proof that the Jimmy Smith/Oliver Nelson team could tackle just about anything and make it come up hard and swinging! The album has Nelson arranging a jazz version of Prokofiev's Peter & The Wolf, with Smith soloing out front on most tracks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jimmy SmithPrayer Meetin' ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A classic Blue Note meeting of two of the label's top talents in the early 60s – Hammond hero Jimmy Smith, and the up-and-rising Stanley Turrentine on tenor! Turrentine's simply great at this point – playing with a raspy edge on the bottom of his tone, sounding dark and mysterious ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a cut corner.)
Also available Prayer Meetin' ... CD 16.99

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Jimmy SmithSpecial Guests ... LP
Blue Note (Japan), 1957/1960/1963. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A rare Japanese-only album of previously unreleased work by Jimmy Smith – and a set that definitely lives up to the Special Guests in the title! The sessions were pulled together for this obscure Japanese release – and they represent some nicely usual moments from a point when Smith's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Johnny Hammond SmithHere It Tis ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the few Johnny Hammond Smith albums to get really funky during his years with Prestige – a record cut in that cusp of the 70s Prestige funk mode with longer tracks than usual, and a lean, mean electric groove! Bernard Purdie's on drums, playing with a feel that's nicely loose, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Johnny Hammond SmithStimulation ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good+ ... $33.99
A great lost groover on Prestige – and an album that puts the soulful organ of Johnny Hammond Smith into contact with the groovy vibes of Freddie McCoy – one of the label's best under-reissued players! The tracks have a nice raw soul jazz sound – and the combination of vibes and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NYC pressing with deep groove, RVG & AB edge.)

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Johnny Smith & Stan GetzMoonlight In Vermont (2nd cover) ... LP
Roost, 1952/1953. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A beautiful document of some of the most laidback jazz ever recorded – the sublime 50s recordings of the Johnny Smith group, done at a time when the lineup included Stan Getz! The tunes on the set feature Johnny's mellow electric guitar setting the pace, alongside wonderfully-blown early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. NOTE – Cover has an upside down front paste-on.)

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Lonnie Liston SmithAstral Traveling (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of Lonnie Liston Smith's most spiritual sessions, and the record that most clearly shows his roots with Pharoah Sanders! The vibe here is much more jazz-based than on some of Lonnie's other records for Flying Dutchman – with Smith playing as much acoustic piano as he does electric, using ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on blue "Eternity" vinyl!)

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Lonnie Liston SmithLive! ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
The mighty Lonnie Liston Smith live – sounding every bit as great as he did on his famous studio sessions from the 70s – and maybe even more freewheeling too! The feel of the record is really tremendous – extremely soulful, with Lonnie jamming away on keyboards as the band ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesCosmic Funk (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A real gem from Lonnie Liston Smith's early years in the studio – and a record that's perhaps a bit more "cosmic" than it is "funk" – but that's why we like it so much! The session has Lonnie stretching out a bit more than usual – borrowing some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on gold vinyl!)

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Lonnie SmithAfro-desia ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1975. Sealed Gatefold ... $33.99
Excellent work by Lonnie Smith – a free-flowing album of long jazzy grooves that's kind of an extension of his Blue Note albums, touches with more of the electricity of his 70s playing! There's some killer rhythms on the album – courtesy of drummers Jamey Hudad and Ben Riley, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed.)

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✨✧ Louis SmithJust Friends ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A strong return to form for trumpeter Louis Smith – emerging here in the late 70s with a wonderfully fluid sound! Smith's trumpet and flugelhorn work are very much in the spirit of the recordings he and his soul jazz contemporaries made for Blue Note back in the late 50s and early 60s – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul SmithBrazilian Detour ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Soaring, sweeping piano work from Paul Smith – a fluid player who was already known for his "liquid sounds" of the 50s, and who gets a great showcase here in a batch of bossa-inflected material! The style here is less straight bossa than you might think – and Smith really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Willie SmithAlto Sax Artistry (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good ... $16.99
Incredible work from one of our favorite talents ever on the alto sax – a player who was almost to that instrument what Ben Webster was to the tenor! The collection features a number of laidback small group numbers that really show a strong focus on Willie Smith's amazing sound – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Smoke & Mirrors Percussion EnsembleSmoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble ... LP
Yarlung (Germany), 2015. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Features versions of Ravel's "Sonatine", Diego Schissi's "Juego De Relojes", Avner Dorman's "Undacrep Akubrad", and Derek Tywoniuk's "Watch Me Vanish Watch Me". (Out Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45 rpm!)

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Lee SohnLee Sohn At The Place Pigalle ... LP
Ridge, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $23.99
Korean singer Lee Sohn steps out here in a record for Miami's Place Pigalle – with backings from Don Ippolito, and titles that include "Luna Rossa", "Jezebel", "Day In The Life Of A Fool", "Island In The Sun", and "China Night". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover is autographed too!)

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Marital SolalMartial Solal Trio On Home Ground ... LP
Milestone, 1966. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Sublime 60s work from pianist Martial Solal – a session that's decidedly modern, but never too outside – recorded "on home ground" at the Blue Note club in Paris during the mid 60s! The trio features Solal on piano, Gilbert Rovere on bass, and Charles Bellonzi on drums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Martial SolalMartial Solal (Poljazz) ... LP
Poljazz (Poland), 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An obscure set of solo material from Martial Solal – recorded in Poland, with tracks that include "Bis", and impressions of tunes that include "Stella By Starlight", "I'll Remember April", "All The Things You Are", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear on the bottom scene, and a light red stain in the middle.)

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Martial SolalPiano Jazz (aka Martial Solal Trio In Concert) ... LP
MFP (UK), Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Striking early work from the great Martial Solal – maybe not as avant as some of his later material, but still pretty modern and distinct overall! This one captures a strong side of Solal's playing – and features him in a trio with Guy Pederson's bass and the great Daniel Humair on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing – on MFP.)

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Martial SolalVive La France! Vive Le Jazz! Vive Solal! ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
Early 60s issue of some of Solal's French recordings from the time – featuring a mixture of solo tracks and trio ones, played with help from Guy Pedersen on bass and Daniel Humair on drums. The work's not as out as some of Solal's later recordings, but it has a pronounced modernist air that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Andre SolomkoLe Deltaplane ... LP
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Great sounds from Andre Solomko – an artist who's been giving us some great 70s-styled music in recent years, and may well have topped himself with this fantastic set! Andre plays alto and soprano sax, in a setting that's got the warm glow of a sweet 70s fusion record – but this time ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Erwin Somer GroupErwin Somer Group ... LP
Universe (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A vibes, percussion, and Fender Rhodes masterpiece – and one that's got some really hard-driving percussion as well! The set's maybe the only one we've ever seen from Dutch musician Erwin Somer – both a vibist and a percussionist, working here strongly in both modes – in a very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 100 – in random colored sleeves!)

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Gunter SommerGunter Sommer Reunion – Seven Hit Pieces ... LP
Evidence (France), 1987. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the more obscure recordings from this amazing percussionist – a set that features Manfred Herring on tenor and alto, Conrad Bauer on trombone, Sylvain Kassap on alto and soprano, Ulrich Gumpert on piano, and Didier Levallet on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Front cover is great. Back cover has part of an old Japanese sticker.)

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Sophisticated Lady Jazz QuartetVolume 1 ... LP
Yarlung (Germany), 2015. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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✨✧ Soul RebelsPoetry In Motion (splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
The Soul Rebels fold together two strands of contemporary New Orleans sounds – the updated brass band form for the funk-heavy generation, and the city's ever-growing love of hop hip too! The group are one of the boldest, bounciest of the contemporary NOLA scene – but they also open the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Momo Wandel SoumahMatchowe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1992. New Copy ... $24.99
Brilliant sounds from reedman Momo Wandel Soumah – a Guinean saxophonist, but one who works here in a richly expansive sound – one that mixes jazz elements with styles from different ethnic groups of Guinean, all for an approach that's pretty darn unique! Soumah's tenor is wonderful ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Sound Of Feeling with Oliver NelsonLeonard Feather Presents The Sound Of Feeling & The Sound Of Oliver Nelson ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Totally totally cool LP that has this groovy group playing with Oliver Nelson – who plays soprano on most tracks. The sound is very groovy, and very Now Sound, with a female vocal duet, and mod swingin' jazzy lyrics. The LP's got a nice version of "My Favorite Things", a cool ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Verve inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Harry SouthPresenting The Harry South Big Band ... LP
Mercury (UK), 1966. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Pretty hip work by Harry South – with a hell of a fantastic lineup that includes Dick Morrisey and Ronnie Scott on tenor sax, Tubby Hayes on tenor and flute, Gordon Beck on piano, Ian Carr and Ian Hamer on trumpets, and Phil Seamen on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing! A great copy.)

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Jeri SouthernCoffee, Cigarettes & Memories ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... $14.99
Ahhh . . . What a mix – and the music is as evocative and smokey as the title and the cover! Jeri Southern's never sounded so good – working here with Lennie Hayton on a set of sad songs of lost love – and the album's proof that she could really be a great jazz-styled singer when ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mulitcolored bar logo pressing, with deep groove.)

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Jeri SouthernJeri – Jeri Southern Sings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Candelite, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Obscure work from the great Jeri Southern – titles that include "Down With Love", "Crazy He Calls Me", "Everything But You", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "It's D'Lovely", and "September In The Rain". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese 10" pressing – on Norma!)

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Muggsy SpanierGreat 16 ... LP
RCA, 1939. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great full length set that pulls together late 30s 78rpm recordings by Muggsy Spanier! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, clear tape on the top seam, and some writing on back.)

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Chuck Speas & The American Jazz SeptetNew Sound Of College Jazz ... LP
Carlton, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Drummer Chuck Speas never rose to fame – but the group does feature a young Dave Frishberg on piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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Speckled RedDirty Dozens ... LP
Delmar, 1956/1957. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great revival for Speckled Red – the legendary blues pianist, captured here on one of the first albums for Delmark Records! (Blues, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing in a barcode cover, with a cutout hole.)

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SphereBird Songs ... LP
Verve, 1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great one from this excellent 80s quartet – with Charlie Rouse on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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SphereFour For All ... LP
Verve/Polygram, 1987. Sealed ... $11.99
With Charlie Rouse on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Ben Riley on drums, and Buster Williams on bass – on titles that include "Baiana", "Bittersweet", "Lunacy", and "Lupe". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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SphereFour In One ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a thin cutout notch.)

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SphereInside Ourselves (2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Strata/180 Proof, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Really great work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – by a group that features a young Larry Nozero on saxes, who you might also know for his work with keyboard giant Eddie Russ! This set's a bit more hard-edged than Eddie's work – tracks that open up nicely in the more spiritual ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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Spontaneous CombustionCome And Stick Your Head In ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A funky blend of rock, jazz, and soul – played in the free spirit of the early Flying Dutchman label – by a hip group that includes Dennis Budimir, Mike Melvoin, and Tom Scott. The album's got a really nice uptight feel, with a few tracks that have cracking drums and a nice breaking ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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SquareAdventures ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1984. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, 28AH 1693, including the pink obi and insert. Cover has some aging and a sticker spot.)

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Heiner Stadler & OthersTribute To Monk & Bird ... LP
Tomato, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Features Thad Jones, George Adams, Reggie Workman, Stanley Cowell, Lenny White, George Lewis, and Warren Smith. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Tomasz StankoMusic 81 – Polish Jazz Vol 69 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A lost chapter in the career of Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – better known for his recent recordings on ECM, and his classic 60s work with Komeda – but sounding surprisingly great here as well! The album's a relatively straight set of tracks that feature Stanko with a quartet – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music 81 – Polish Jazz Vol 69 ... CD 16.99

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Stardrive with Robert MasonIntergalactic Trot ... LP
Elektra, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Space jazz for the 70s – a classic batch of synthesizer fusion from keyboardist Robert Mason, whose groove here is totally great! The album's got rhythms that are rooted in rock, but executed in jazz – making for a chunky, funky sound that really helps this album cross over nicely! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kay Starr/Erroll GarnerSingin' Swingin' ... LP
Crown, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Small black label pressing with deep groove, in the blue & pink cover. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Steam HeatAustin Funk ... LP
Fable/Jazzman (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A legendary album from the Texas scene of the 70s – exactly the kind of set that helps the city of Austin live up to its massive reputation for music! The group's got a wonderful blend of jazz, soul, and funk – a unique blend that reminds us of our favorite funky Fantasy Records sides ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000!)
Also available Austin Funk ... CD 14.99

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StepsParadox ... LP
Better Days (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A great little set from the precursor to Steps Ahead – heard here on a Japanese-only album that's got a really wonderful sound! The group's a quintet that includes Michael Brecker on tenor, Mike Maineri on vibes, Don Grolnick on keyboards, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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StepsSmokin' In The Pit ... LP
Better Days (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Features Michael Brecker on tenor, Mike Mainieri on vibes, Don Grolnick on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums. A double-length set – with cuts that include "Young & Fine", "Soul Eyes", "Lover Man", "Tee Bag", and "Fawlty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obit and insert.)

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Steps AheadModern Times ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A classic set from this fusion supergroup – a great quintet that features keyboards from Warren Bernhardt, vibes from Mike Mainieri, tenor and soprano from Michael Brecker, bass from Eddie Gomez, and drums from Peter Erskine. As with other Steps Ahead records, the vibes really balance out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Steps AheadSteps Ahead ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A classic bit of early 80s fusion – from this supergroup that included Michael Brecker on tenor, Eliane Elias on piano, Peter Erskine on drums, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Mike Maineri on vibes! The sound's a lot more acoustic than you'd expect from the time and the setting, but the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Robert StillmanReality ... LP
Orindal, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The most spiritual set we've heard so far from reedman Robert Stillman – a set hat's filled with slow-building tunes that provide a fantastic display for his saxophone solos! The record oddly has no credits, so we're not sure who's working with Stillman on the set – but the drummer is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reality ... CD 8.99

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Sonny StittAll God's Children Got Rhythm ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1950. Very Good- ... $9.99
Great early stuff by Stitt – originally issued on 78 rpm sides by Prestige, but collected here in LP format with better notes! The sessions feature one session with Bud Powell on piano and Max Roach on drums, and another set with John Lewis on piano, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Roach again ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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Sonny StittBurnin ... LP
Argo, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A great lost gem from Sonny Stitt – one of his most obscure sides for Argo, recorded with a no-nonsense quartet that included Barry Harris on piano, William Austin on bass, and Frank Gant on drums – all on the day after the trio worked together on Harris' Breakin It Up session for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing in a black & white cover. Cover and labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittGoin' Down Slow ... LP
Prestige, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Sonny Stitt's going down slow here – hitting a groove that's a bit more laidback than some of his funkier albums for Prestige, but one that's still pretty darn great overall! The sound is almost in a Stanley Turrentine mode at CTI – with fuller arrangements behind his saxophone solos, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cut corner.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittKaleidoscope ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A seminal set of Sonny Stitt recordings for Prestige – material that was originally issued on singles and 10" LPs, pulled together to make one classic album! The material here was recorded in 1951 and 1952, and shows Stitt at all of his prime youthful power – blowing beautifully ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Sonny StittLone Wolf – The Roost Alternatives (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Run Out Groove, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.98
Fantastic material from Sonny Stitt – alternate takes of sides that may well be some of our favorites from the bop sax legend – issued here on vinyl for the first time ever! The material here was recorded for the Roost label after Stitt's famous initial run on Prestige Records – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – extremely limited and individually numbered!)

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Sonny StittLow Flame ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Very Good ... $14.99
A mellow late-night set of jazz tracks, cut with Don Patterson and his trio that included Paul Weeden and Billy James. The record has a great soulful sound that's a lot more like some of Patterson's work on Prestige than the usual stuff on Jazzland – and we almost wonder if the session wasn't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum pressing.)

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Sonny StittMove On Over ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $9.99
A bit rough around the edges, but a very tasty set from Stitt! The album's sort of free-spun organ set – with Stitt on alto and tenor, Joe Diorio on guitar, Eddie Buster on Hammond, and work by the great Nicky Hill on alto. Tracks are loosely put together – almost in a one-take mode, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Argo pressing with blue label and deep groove. Cover has some wear and a center split bottom seam.)

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Sonny StittMy Mother's Eyes ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1963. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A rare one for Sonny Stitt – an album for Pacific Jazz recorded on the west coast, but done with some hard-burning organ work by Charles Kynard that easily matches any of Stitt's best soul jazz sides from the east! There's a tightly cooking feel to the entire set that's really great – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King, with obi!)

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Sonny StittNever Can Say Goodbye ... LP
Cadet, 1975. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Sonny Stitt in a sweet electric funk mode – working here in a style that's almost more CTI/Kudu than the usual Cadet Records groove! Arrangements are by James Brown heavyweight Pee Wee Ellis – who also plays some moog on the set – and other players include Wilbur Bascomb on bass, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an ink stamp.)

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Sonny StittNew Trends Of Jazz Vol 9 (7 inch EP) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $24.99
A cool release of early Savoy material by Sonny Stitt – with the titles "Webb City (parts 1 & 2)", "Be Bop In Pastel", and "Ray's Idea". (Funky 45's, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny StittPersonal Appearance ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Beautiful late 50s work from Stitt – filled with subtle complex solos, and a rich confident tone that was missing from earlier records! As with some of his other Verve sessions from the time, the track list is mostly standards – but unlike some Verve sessions, Stitt never gets lost in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese pressing on Polydor, UMV 2541, with obi. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Sonny StittRearin Back ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A great little groover from Sonny Stitt – blowing here with a very soulful group that features piano by soul jazz giant Ronnie Matthews! Matthews is at his prime here, and his heavy left-handed approach lays out some wonderful grooves for Stitt – crackling little tunes that are extra-gr ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue lable Argo pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Sonny StittSo Doggone Good ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A standout acoustic set from the great Sonny Stitt – recorded during an early 70s stretch when he was doing a fair bit of work with electric players! The format here is great – and even though the instrumentation hearkens back to the earlier years of Sonny's career, there's a sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt ... LP
Argo, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A record with a simple, elegant title – and a similar cover image too – but if you know Sonny Stitt, you know there's often plenty beneath the surface, and this classic Chess Records has plenty to offer, once you start listening! The album's right up there with Sonny's work for Roost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt & The Top Brass (Jazzlore) ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A heck of a great little record – one that shouldn't work so well, but it does! For the set, Sonny Stitt's blowing in front of a larger brass section – and while the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band record might not sound that great at first, this one really kicks, largely because of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Jazzlore pressing.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt – Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Verve, Late 50s/1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Stitt's Verve recordings were some of his best, and they show the genius of his playing in a relaxed easy setting that lets him get the most out of his solos. Although this album, like most of the ones in this Verve series, offers little info on the dates and players, the material seems to be from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt At The DJ Lounge ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A classic from Stitt – cut during the underground days of the early 60s, when both he and Gene Ammons seemed to be recording for just about every jazz label around, and when they both seemed to be doing an awful lot of work in Chicago. This album was done in a flurry that Jug and Stitt cut ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing, with deep groove.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
An unusual pairing, but a great Stitt set from Verve – recorded with a west coast group that also includes Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and even a bit of Jimmy Giuffre near the end! Titles include "Down Country", "Downtown", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and wide deep groove. Cover has entirely split seams and some aging.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good- ... $39.99
Sonny Stitt makes Oscar Peterson sit up and groove! The record's a great one, and uses the Peterson Trio as a perfect rhythm section for Sonny's confidently blown solos of the late 50s – in a way that pushes the combo past their usual safe area, and into more freewheeling territory to keep ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, a few spots of tape, and some surface wear.)

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt With The New Yorkers ... LP
Roost, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Beautiful Roost material from Sonny Stitt – solid, mature, and extremely well-placed lines on the alto sax – all caught at a level that's higher than most of his contemporaries were dising out at the time! The boppier side of Stitt's roots is nicely suppressed here – and in its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. Side A label is missing, and Side B label is starting to peel off a bit. Cover is discolored from age, with splitting on the seams and spine, masking tape across the top seam, and some holding the bottom.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt/Bud Powell/JJ Johnson ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1950. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic bop by Sonny Stitt – material recorded at the end of the 40s, originally issued as singles and 45s, but issued here as a full length set with a great cover image by Don Martin! The record features 2 different groups – one that includes JJ Johnson, John Lewis, and Max Roach; ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/JJ Johnson (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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Sonny StittStitt Plays Bird ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
After years of staying free of comparisons with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt steps confidently into a set of compositions by the late, great one – sounding really wonderful in his own interpretations of these classics! The album's got the same simple and focused still as Stitt's best work on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing.)

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Sonny StittTune-Up! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
By this point in his career, Sonny hardly needed a tune up in his style – but the album's a great one from his post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Stitt & Eddie DavisBattle Of Birdland ... LP
Roost, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Heavy tenor from both of these giants – working here with a raw group that features Doc Bagby on Hammond and Charlie Rice on drums! Titles include "SOS", "Jaws", "Marchin", and "I Can't Get Started" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. Cover has discoloration from age, a light scrape on front, and split seams held with aged tape.)

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Sonny Stitt & Eddie Lockjaw DavisTenor Battles ... LP
Phoenix, 1954. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Cover has some wear, aging, and slitting in the bottom seam.)

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Sonny Stitt & Paul GonsalvesSalt & Pepper ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Head to head blowing from Sonny Sitt and Paul Gonsalves – just the kind of twin-horn performance that Stitt was famous for in his live battle days, and one that also reminds us that Gonsalves can be a very loose swinger when he wants to be! The tracks are all long, and played with the sort ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Sonny Stitt & The GiantsNight Work ... LP
Black Lion, 1967. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An overlooked 60s session – with Stitt on alto, Howard McGhee on trumpet, Walter Bishop Jr on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Tracks are longish – and titles include 'Hello", "Matter Horns", and "Night Work". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Stitt & Zoot SimsInter-Action ... LP
Cadet, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A nice little set by Sonny Stitt and Zoot Sims – recorded in Chicago after the two had played together at the Plugged Nickel in the Windy City! Backing is by the trio of pianist John Young – who gives the album a rolling bottom groove that shows off the Chicago sound of the early 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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John StowellGolden Delicious ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A beautiful little fusion set from guitarist John Stowell – one that dances along at a really breezy pace, thanks to a nice "bottom" from drummer Billy Hart and percussionist Dom Um Romao! Stowell's practically by himself at the top of the set – playing with amazing control ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank StrazzeriFrames ... LP
Glendale, 1975. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A sweet sweet Fender Rhodes session, with Frank on the keys – and a lineup that includes Don Menza on soprano sax and flute, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Gary Barone on trumpet. Titles include "Frames", "Injun Jo", "Jo Gee", "Ballad Of The Matador", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank StrazzeriView From Within (aka Taurus) ... LP
Revelation/Creative World, 1973. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Sweet Fender Rhodes from Frank Strazzeri – with work from Conte Candoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Don Menza on tenor and flute! Great California grooves from the start of the 70s – with tracks that include "Strazzatonic", "Taurus", "Lazy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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StreetdancerRising ... LP
Dharma, 1976. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Free funky fusion, with a bit of the hard edge that European groups were using at the time, but played by an obscure group from Chicago, and with Chico Freeman guesting on reeds. There's some nice funky drumming in here by Andy Potter, with chunky breaks that you'd expect to find on a fusion ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcus StricklandPeople Of The Sun ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Saxophonist Marcus Strickland continues the electric explorations of his previous project with Meshell Ndegeocello – but works here on his own, with his very cool Twi-Life group – which certainly opens up a whole new dimension in his music! Marcus blows sopranino, alto, tenor, and bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available People Of The Sun ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Frank Strozier & Booker LittleWaltz Of The Demons (aka Fantastic Frank Strozier) ... LP
Vee Jay/Affinity (UK), 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal early recording from one of our favorite reed players ever! In the late 1950s, the young Frank Strozier came up to Chicago from Memphis, along with his longtime friend, pianist Harold Mabern. The two of them both settled nicely in the city's MJT+3 combo, where they proceeded to record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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John StubblefieldCountin' On The Blues ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1987. Sealed ... $6.99
Reedman John Stubblefield made some of his best records as a leader for Enja – and this is definitely one of them! The set has Stubblefield coming across with maturity and focus that you might not have found a few years before – that kind of ebullient, soulful style that some of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John StubblefieldPrelude ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1978. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Hardly a prelude – as the album's a fully-formed, fully-stated set right from the start – easily one of the best moments ever for reedman John Stubblefield – and an overlooked spiritual classic from the 70s! There's a vibe here that rivals the Strata East scene at their best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some light wear, but is very nice overall.)

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StuffLive In New York ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A really great album from 70s supergroup Stuff – one that shows that the group could sparkle just as much in a live setting as they could in the studio – really opening up with a sense of spontaneity that shows that their sublimely tight music wasn't just he product of some clever edits ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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StuffLive Stuff ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $45.99
A nice little live set from Stuff – one that's recorded in Tokyo, with a groove that's a bit more open than their better-known New York live album from a few years later! The sound's somewhat rougher than the Stuff studio sessions, but in a good way – one that shows that the combo can ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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StuffOld Dreams New Planet ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A very cool little combo – one that almost sounds like a funk band working with broken instruments! Stuff are really out to do something new here – borrowing bits of jazz and funk, then weaving together a sound that's equal parts acoustic and electric – but which has lots of fuzz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Old Dreams New Planets ... CD 9.99

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StuffStuff It ... LP
Warner/Just Sunshine, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Late 70s soul fusion from masters of the groove – perhaps the best ever by the late 70s supergroup Stuff – featuring a core group that includes Cornell Dupree, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, and Richard Tee! This time out the smooth sound is vibrantly top notch – all produced by Steve ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, and a mark from price sticker removal.)

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Frank Sugia, Bud Schultz, Corky Corcoran, etcSeattle Beat ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
A very cool Capitol Custom collection of work on the Seattle scene – with material by The Frank Sugia Quartet, Bud Schultz Trio, Gene Boscacci Quintet, The Saints, Corky Corcoran/Bill Shuart Quartet, and Chuck Mahaffy & The Individuals! A really unique look at a scene that was getting ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold cover and mottled orange vinyl pressing! Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Ira SullivanBird Lives! ... LP
Vee Jay, 1962. Very Good+ ... $5.99
In the years after Charlie Parker passed away, tributes to his greatness were a very common thing in local jazz scenes across the US. This is a prime example of that tradition, but way more than that, it's also a killer Chicago jazz session from the old days – featuring trumpeter Ira ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow rainbow label pressing. Cover has clear tape on the corners.)

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Ira SullivanNicky's Tune ... LP
Delmark, 1958. Very Good ... $6.99
A great little record – not only for the early trumpet work of Ira Sullivan, but also for the presence of tenorist Nicky Hill – an under-recorded legend from the Chicago scene of the 50s! The set features Sullivan in extremely tight bop formation – working on longer tracks that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a mostly split top seam.)

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Ira SullivanPeace ... LP
Galaxy, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music SocietyWhispers From The Archive ... LP
Porter, 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Tremendous work from bassist/percussionist Juma Sultan – a wealth of wonderful tracks from the loft jazz years of the 70s! Sultan's a player who doesn't always get his due on record – especially during this formative generation – so the release is a much-needed look at his mighty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Sun ShipFollow Us – Polish Jazz Vol 61 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Soaring electric jazz from this hip 70s Polish combo – a group that's heavy on keyboards and soprano sax – both used to really stretch out on a number of long and jamming titles! The soprano sax is used here in that highly angular way that was common on the European scene of the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Follow Us – Polish Jazz Vol 61 ... CD 9.99

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John SurmanAnglo Sax ... LP
Deram, 1969. Very Good+ ... $49.99
An essential lost bit of British jazz – and the first record ever released by avant reed player John Surman! The album's an interesting mix of styles, with a split that runs right down the middle. The first 4 tracks on the record reflect a distinct Carribean style, and are a good indication ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, light aging, and a promo sticker on back.)

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John SurmanMorning Glory ... LP
Antilles, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A seminal 70s session from British modernist John Surman – a record that exposed him to a much wider audience than the one he'd been getting in the avant jazz underground, and a record that's strongly build upon Surman's amazing ability to improvise in long, spiraling lines! The record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, in the glossy cover, with unglued top seam.)

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Youichi Suzuki & Latin CompanionFascinating Latin Tenor Sax ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1967. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A nice cheescake cover – and the tenor sax solos are pretty nice too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)
 
 



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