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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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INTERface with Marion BrownGlimpses ... LP
ReEntry, 1979. Near Mint- ... $43.99
With Marion Brown and Mark Whitecage on alto, John Fischer on piano and vocals, Rick Kilburn on bass, and Bobby Meyer, Thomas Whaley, and Phillip Wilson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Enrico IntraSoundplanets ... LP
Taste (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the most unusual albums we've ever heard from Italian pianist Enrico Intra – and that's saying a lot, given his legacy of creative sounds from the 70s onward! This set has Intra playing piano, but also has all the spacey elements you'd guess from the cover – a very unusual mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Irreversible EntanglementsIrreversible Entanglements ... LP
International Anthem/Don Giovanni, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 23.99
A fantastic mix of jazz and spoken word performance – delivered in a very righteous style that takes us back to the best vintage sides by artists like Wanda Robinson or Jayne Cortez! The words here are by Camae Ayewa – whose lyrics are as politically powerful as her presentation style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Irreversible EntanglementsWho Sent You ... LP
International Anthem/Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Damn incredible work from Irreversible Entanglements – a Philly group, but one who definitely belong in the special, small universe of the International Anthem label from Chicago! This set is even more fierce, more focused than their great debut – burning with righteous energy from a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Who Sent You ... CD 11.99

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Weldon IrvineLiberated Brother (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nodlew/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
Landmark early work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – recorded way back when he was first coming to fame with Nina Simone, but done as an obscure indie effort for his tiny Nodlew label! The set's a wicked batch of keyboard-heavy funk – at a level that's similar to some of the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Weldon IrvineSpirit Man ... LP
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 21.98
Massively funky work from the mighty Weldon Irvine – sublimely cosmic and filled with soul throughout! The vibe here is a bit more focused than on some of Weldon's earlier albums – a moody blend of electric keys, heavy percussion, and some slight bits of jazzy solo work by trumpeters ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice new reissue from Nature Sounds – with updated artwork, created using rare photos from the original album cover shoot!)

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Weldon IrvineTime Capsule (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nodlew/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
One of the most beautiful records to come out of the early 70s – a tremendous indie effort from a young Weldon Irvine! Irvine put this album together as sort of a musical "time capsule" of his generation – an effort to capture the era's thoughts, feelings, and emotions ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Time Capsule (Japanese pressing) ... CD 22.99

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Jackie & RoyFree & Easy ... LP
ABC, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the grooviest records ever by the wonderful vocal team of Jackie & Roy – a sweetly swinging 50s session, with great LA jazz backings from the orchestra of Bill Holman! There's a breezy vibe to the whole thing that's years ahead of its time – not pop harmony vocals, but an ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Bullmoose JacksonMoose On The Loose ... LP
Saxophonograph (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Great early 78rpm singles from this legendary deep-voiced singer and tenor saxophonist – including some classics for King Records! (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Michael Gregory JacksonGifts ... LP
Arista/Novus, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Features the enigmatic Michael Gregory Jackson on guitar and vocals – with Marty Erlich on flute, Jay Hoggard on vibes, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Pheeroan AkLaff on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a promo sticker, and light wear.)

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Michael Gregory JacksonHeart & Center ... LP
Novus, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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Milt JacksonBags' Opus ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Good+ ... $9.99
One of the greatest Milt Jackson albums ever – thanks to an incredible lineup that features Art Farmer on trumpet and Benny Golson on tenor – both of whom give the record a lot more edge than usual for Jackson! The set's almost a maturation of the earliest modern grooves that Milt ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, splitting in the top seam, and split bottom seam.)

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Milt JacksonBig Bags – Milt Jackson Orchestra ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good- ... $4.99
A sweet larger group session from vibist Milt Jackson – proof that he was really trying to stretch his wings, and get into new things during the 60s! The set's got Milt working with some great help from Tadd Dameron and Ernie Wilkins on larger group arrangements – nicely swinging ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 429, with microphone logo. Cover has a split spine.)

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Milt JacksonJazz Skyline ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great little set from Milt Jackson – not just for his work on vibes, but also for some great tenor from Lucky Thompson! Thompson's raspy edge brings a nice degree of soulfulness to the set – a sound that adds depth to the sometimes mellower moments set down by Jackson and the rhythm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s white label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Milt JacksonOpus De Funk (Milt Jackson Quartet aka Soul Pioneers/Milt Jackson Quintet/Invitation) ... LP
Prestige, 1954/1955/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A 70s double LP issue of a variety of sides Milt cut as a leader for Prestige and Riverside. The first batch of numbers were originally released as a couple of 10"s, then repackaged under various guises in LP format, and feature a slightly different take on the Modern Jazz Quartet sound of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Milt JacksonOpus De Jazz (first cover) ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Very Good- ... $16.99
One of the best-known 50s jazz sessions from the Savoy label – a laidback classic that's a great illustration of the label's shift in modes after the early bop years! The setting here is relatively informal – with Milt Jackson as the ersatz leader, working almost in blowing session ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has masking tape on the top seam and spine, some wear and aging, and notes in pen on back.)

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Milt JacksonRoll Em Bags ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Savoy Bop side featuring the amazing Lucky Thompson on tenor(on three cuts), and a larger lineup on the rest of the album, with Milt featured on piano as well as vibraphone, in a group led by the rhythmic pioneer Kenny Clarke. Classic bop side cut early in the history of the genre, as played by the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Ronald Shannon JacksonPulse ... LP
Celluloid, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the purest of Shannon Jackson's 80s albums – a record that only features solo drum work, plus some vocal passages that are spoken over the percussive bits. The approach is strangely appealing, with an earnestness that's held up longer than most of Jackson's other work of the period. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shoeless John Jackson & Tom RossBlue & Sentimental ... LP
Ross, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Old timey tunes played by Jackson on soprano sax and clarinet and Ross on guitar. Titles include "I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland", "Black & Blue", "Tin Roof Blues", "Mood Indigo", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split in the bottom seam and appears to have been signed by the artist on back.)

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Willis JacksonIn Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1980 (aka Ya Understand Me?) ... LP
Black & Blue (France), 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Back to basics work from Willis Jackson – a live date recorded in France at the start of the 80s, but one that's done with a soul jazz vibe that recalls his 60s concert sets for Prestige! The group here is a quartet, with Richard Groove Holmes on Hammond – and the tracks are long and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Willis JacksonYa Understand Me? ... LP
Muse, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Back to basics work from Willis Jackson – a live date recorded in France at the start of the 80s, but one that's done with a soul jazz vibe that recalls his 60s concert sets for Prestige! The group here is a quartet, with Richard Groove Holmes on Hammond – and the tracks are long and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a torn cutout notch at the top right corner and an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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Don JacobyJacoby Brings The House Down ... LP
Pompeii, 1968. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Features "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "The Eyes Of Love", "The Heat Of The Night", "Jacoby's Theme", "Chain Of Fools" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Don Jacoby & The College All StarsSwinging Big Sound ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Don Jacoby plays with select players from university jazz programs from around the US. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Illinois JacquetGo Power! ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Go Power indeed – as the album's a really stripped down groover, and one that has the tenor of Illinois Jacquet working in spare trio formation with Milt Bucker on Hammond and Alan Dawson on drums! The record's got a sound that's even earthier than some of Jacquet's other work for Argo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover and vinyl have a small drillhole through the center.)

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Illinois JacquetGod Bless My Solo ... LP
Black & Blue/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1978. Sealed ... $28.99
Features Jacquet on tenor – with Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and JC Heard on drums! Includes the original titles "Jean Marie's Den", "You Left Me All Alone", "God Bless My Solo", and "From Broussard". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)

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Shankar JaikishanRaga Jazz Style ... LP
EMI/Outernational (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmad JamalBut Not For Me – Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good- ... $11.99
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and a half split bottom seam.)

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Ahmad JamalCount 'Em 88 ... LP
Argo, 1956. Very Good ... $24.99
That's right, count 'em – 88 keys on the piano in all, and Ahmad does a pretty good job of hitting them all in this early album of piano virtuosity! The album's amazing – set the pace for a whole new generation of piano expressiveness, with a cool and earthy approach that also still ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear. Vinyl has an audible mark on "Easy To Remember".)

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Ahmad JamalJamalca ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
After Ahmad spent the 60s playing mellow acoustic piano, he turned into a great jazz artist on the Fender Rhodes – and this album is one of the best he ever made in that genre. The record has some great orchestrations by Richard Evans, and Ahmad's tone is very rich and full, with a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Pye pressing.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalLive At The Montreal Jazz Festival 1985 ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A stretched out performance from Ahmad Jamal – recorded with stunning acoustic brilliance at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1985, in a performance that alternates between long solo lines on the piano, and bolder passages with bass, drums, and percussion! There's a strength here that's easily ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ahmad JamalSun Set (Ahmad Jamal At The Pershing/Ahmad Jamal At The Blackhawk) ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Sealed 2LP ... $13.99
A 70s 2-fer that collects 2 live sides originally issued by Argo, then subsequently by Chess under the Cadet label. Classic Chicago piano jazz – featuring the very popular pianist Ahmad Jamal, recorded at the legendary Pershing Lounge, down at 63rd and Cottage Grove and at the equally ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is a bit shopworn. Cover has a cut corner.)

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JamanSweet Heritage ... LP
Mark/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A really cool little combo, led by the enigmatic Jaman on piano and keyboards – working here in a mix of spiritual jazz and more soulful styles of the 70s! The core group features additional bass, drums, congas, and percussion – and the overall style of the record has a looseness that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob James12 ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Titles include "No Pay No Play", "Courtship", "Midnight", "Ruby Ruby Ruby", and "Legacy". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Bob James/David SanbornDouble Vision ... LP
Warner, 1986. Sealed ... $6.99
With Marcus Miller on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, and Paul Milton Jackson Jr on guitar, and featruing Al Jarreau, Eric Gale, and Paulinho Da Costa! LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith JarrettCelestial Hawk ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of Keith Jarrett's pieces for a larger orchestra – done with the Syracuse Symphony, conducted by Christopher Keene – but still with Jarrett's piano in the lead! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Keith JarrettEl Juicio (The Judgement) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Wild and wonderful work by Keith Jarrett – light years away from his records on ECM! The album features a quartet that includes Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – but it's clearly Keith who's driving the bus here, taking lots of odd twists and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keith JarrettFacing You ... LP
ECM, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A key early moment for Keith Jarrett – his first-ever solo album, recorded in the early 70s for ECM – and the start of a huge legacy of later work! Before this set, Jarrett had recorded some compelling trio material for Atlantic – and he was also exploring more spiritually ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Keith JarrettIn The Light ... LP
ECM, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Beautifully complex work from Keith Jarrett – and one of the 70s albums that really shows his blossoming past jazz into a whole realm of new styles! The album features some works for instrumental ensembles – including a String Quartet and a Brass Quartet – plus a large orchestral ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a small rip on the opening. Labels have initials in marker.)

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Keith JarrettNude Ants – Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A strong quartet date, with a bit more edge than some of his solo piano records – thanks to work by Jan Garbarek on soprano and tenor, Palle Danielsson on bass, and John Christensen on drums. Jarrett also plays a bit of percussion and timbales! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small dent at the opening.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettShades ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Keith JarrettSomewhere Before ... LP
Vortex, 1968. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful illustration of the inherent sense of beauty in Keith Jarrett's early work – an approach to piano that was simple, straightforward, and marked by a ringing sense of tone that's evident in the very first note of the set! Jarrett here isn't trying to break any rules in jazz piano, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vortex pressing. Cover has some burn marks on back from a shrinkwrap machine.)

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Keith Jarrett/Dennis Russell DaviesRitual ... LP
ECM, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The best Keith Jarrett spirit of the 70s – those long, exploratory lines he virtually invented on solo piano – performed here by pianist Dennis Russell Davies! The set's one of the warmest we've ever heard from Davies – as he spins out on two side-long interpretations of this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Guus JanssenOn The Line ... LP
Claxon (Netherlands), 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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Andre JaumeSaxanimalier ... LP
Hat Hut, 1978. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Includes the tracks "Theme For Michel Redolfi", "Un Soir Rue St. Jaume" and "Saxanimalier". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – very nicely done!)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (brick cover) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A great little live set – ostensibly a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polydor pressing from the early 80s, with insert. Cover has a cutout notch and an index sticker on the spine.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorm Granz' Jam Session #8 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $28.99
An early Norm Granz production, before they were issued under the JATP moniker, though basically the same idea. In fact, this set would later get repackaged as a JATP side. As you'd expect, it's an all star cast, with a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Johnny ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has clear tape along all of the seams and a spot of faded marker in the top right.)

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Jazz CommunityJazz Community Revisited ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Sealed ... $19.99
The jazz community here is pretty small – just a sextet, but one that had a huge impact on the Swiss jazz scene at the time! The group have a vibe that's maybe a bit earlier than the date of the material here – maybe more like some of the early 70s expressions from the American, German ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Community Revisitied ... CD 9.99

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Jazz CrusadersStretchin' Out ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1964. Very Good+ ... $16.99
The Jazz Crusaders at their early best – swinging hard, and virtually defining the sound of soul jazz on the west coast scene of the 60s! The sound here is impeccable – tight rhythms overlaid with searing solos – all the best the young group had to offer, thanks to the early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue & silver label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jazz DefendersScheming ... LP
Haggis (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
The first we've ever heard from the Jazz Defenders – but a record that makes it feel like the group has been together for years – as the songs explode with all sorts of fresh ideas and individual voices – all while the whole thing stays in strongly soulful, swinging territory! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Scheming ... CD 9.99

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Eddie JeffersonBody & Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Seminal work from one of the hippest jazz singers ever – a session that showed the world that Eddie Jefferson was firmly back in business during the 60s! The set's got a really rollicking feel, and a bit more influence from soul than the bop of Eddie's roots – with elements of gospel ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Bill JenningsStompin With Bill ... LP
Gotham/Krazy Kat (UK), 1950s. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Featuring Tiny Grimes, Ray Bryant Trio, Billy Guitar Davis, Gay Crosse & His Good Humor Six. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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JF Jenny ClarkUnison ... LP
CMP (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... $16.99
With Joachim Kuhn on piano, Christof Lauer on saxophone, and Walter Quintus on electronics. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Henry JeromeHello Nice People ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and is lightly bent along the opening.)

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✨✧ J & K (JJ Johnson & Kai Winding)Betwixt & Between ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
A great album of smooth jazzy numbers recorded for CTI – with a nice luster that actually makes the album a lot more compelling than some of JJ and Kai's other work together. The album features some great big band arrangements of strong material, including Edu Lobo's "Casa Forte" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo in a matte finish cover, with light wear and some sticker remnants on front.)

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Per Texas JohanssonStrak Pa Himlen Och Stora Hus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
An insanely wonderful step forward for reedman Per Texas Johansson – a musician that we've loved on other records from the Moserobie label, but who's never sounded this fantastic before! Johansson's still got a strong focus on his reedwork and soundshapes – but the style of the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)
Also available Strak Pa Himlen Och Stora Hus ... CD 18.99

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Harold Johnson SextetHouse On Elm Street ... LP
HME/Survival Research (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A fantastic soul jazz set from the 60s – one of the few ever cut by pianist Harold Johnson, and a record that brims over with youthful power and new ideas! The Harold Johnson Sextet were an incredible little LA soul jazz combo during the late 60s. Johnson was a very soulful pianist, and he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry JohnsonNever Too Much ... LP
MCA, 1990. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Henry Johnson plays electric and acoustic guitar, along with Bob Long on keyboards, Frank Russell on bass, Robert Gates on drums, and Alex Acuna on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonFirst Place ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
JJ Johnson's always a cooker, but during the late 50s he cut some incredible records for the Columbia label – tight bop sessions that still stand as some of his best work! This album's one of them – a real smoker of a set that features Johnson's trombone as the only lead horn in a cool ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove, 1B/1AC.)

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JJ Johnson & Kai Winding/Bennie GreenKai & Jay/Bennie Green With Strings ... LP
Prestige, 1952. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great pairing of sides by two of the fifties greatest trombone acts! JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are on one side, with a boppish set of tunes, and Bennie Green's on the other, with a tight string ensemble. The music holds little surprises, but there's some nice takes on standards and of course, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
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Kai & Jay/Bennie Green With Strings ... CD 3.99
Kai & Jay/Bennie Green With Strings ... CD 11.99

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JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green & Willie Den4 Trombones (Debut pressing) ... LP
Debut, Early 50s. Very Good ... $36.99
One of the best early albums on the legendary Debut label – a unique 4 trombone session that features the talents of JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, and Willie Dennis – all set to rhythm by the trio of John Lewis on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Debut pressing – nice and clean! Side A label has fallen off the record (common for Debut), still included. Cover has peeled spots on front from sticker removal and a small stain at the bottom right corner.)

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Joe JohnsonJazz In Jersey ... LP
Darien, Mid/Late 70s. Sealed ... $33.99
Joe Johnson plays organ, with Carl Wolfe on flute and sax, Thomas Schwartz on guitar, Billy Outerbridge and Frankie Jones on percussion, and Betty Carolle on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shopworn and aged a bit, with a small sticker on front.)

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Laurie JohnsonEngland's New Big Band Sound ... LP
Colpix, 1964. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A rare American outing from British bandleader Laurie Johnson – an artist who's probably best known for his famous soundtrack work of the 60s, but who steps out here in a surprisingly nice instrumental mode! The style here is a bit like that of John Dankworth on some of his American records ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo.)

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Laurie JohnsonSynthesis ... LP
EMI (UK), 1970. Very Good+ ... $33.99
One of the more ambitious titles in the legendary Lansdowne series – a batch of work from mostly-soundtrack composer Laurie Johnson – featuring key solo work by Joe Harriott on alto, Tubby Hayes and Tony Coe on tenors, and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring and edge wear.)

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Scott JohnsonPatty Hearst ... LP
Nonesuch, 1988. Sealed ... $7.99
Composed by guitarist Scott Johnson, with Fred Zlotkin on cello, Michael Riesman and Peter Phillips on keyboards, Karl Bargen on viola, and Sergiu Shwartz and Timothy Baker on violin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Boogaloo Joe JonesWhat It Is ... LP
Prestige, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Killer funkiness from Boogaloo Joe Jones! Grover Washington Jr makes an incredible appearance here – sounding much harder and heavier than on some of his Kudu recordings – more of a gritty soul jazz player, working beautifully alongside the sharp guitar of Boogaloo Joe Jones, and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elvin JonesMr Jones (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A overlooked gem in Elvin Jones' Blue Note career – and an album that's virtually the blueprint for the Stone Alliance sound forged later in the decade by bassist Gene Perla and reedman Steve Grossman! Both players are working to full effect on this smoking little set – mixing some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank JonesGroovin' High ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Titles include "Blue Monk", "I Mean You", "Jackie-Ing", "Algo Bueno", and "Sippin At Bells". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank Jones with Bobby JasparHank Jones Trio – Plus The Flute Of Bobby Jaspar ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Early Hank Jones session for Savoy, that, despite the "trio" tag in the title, is actually a quartet session with Paul Chambers on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Bobby Jaspar on flute. With a lineup like that, you can imagine how well the session stands up, and the added flute makes it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Jonah JonesOn The Sunny Side Of The Street ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Featuring Hank Jones on piano, John Brown on Bass, and James Osie Johnson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Oliver JonesRequestfully Yours – Live At Pepe's ... LP
Justin Time (Canada), 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Recorded live at Pepe's Club in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in November of 1985, with Oliver Jones on piano, Skip Beckwith on bass and Anil Sharma on drums. Titles include "All The Things You Are", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Gershwin Medley", "Round Midnight" and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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Quincy JonesGula Matari ... LP
A&M, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
A real step forward for Quincy Jones – a record that really shows the jazzman moving into sophisticated new territory – a sound that's just right for the CTI generation! The album's got a vibe that's a bit similar to Quincy's Walking In Space album, but it's a lot deeper too – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Gula Matari ... CD 26.99

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✨✧ Quincy JonesSounds & Stuff Like That ... LP
A&M, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
The Dude at the height of his powers – serving up a smooth blend of soul and jazz that set the standard for an entire generation! As with some of his other 70s albums, Quincy's working here with a host of great talents that make the record sizzle – guests that include Hubert Laws, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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Spike JonesDinner Music For People Who Aren't Very Hungry ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A really goofy little record – one that has the great Spike Jones taking on the hi-fi generation – demonstrating the qualities of your system with a huge amount of sound effects mixed with music! (Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisAll My Yesterdays – The Debut 1966 Village Vanguard Recordings (3LP 180 gram vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1966. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $69.99
The birth of a legend – documented here in a really wonderful package – a brilliant 2CD set that brings forth the first-ever recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – heard here on the debut nights of their very long run of Monday night performances at the Village ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisLive In Munich ... LP
Horizon, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
Featuring Harold Danko, Jerry Dodgion, Bily Campbell, Gregory Herbert, Earl Gardner, and others. Titles include "Come Sunday", "Central Park North", "A That's Freedom", "Mornin Reverend", and "Mach II". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisSuite For Pops ... LP
Horizon, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
Large group backings, with a bit of vocals from Dee Dee Bridgewater – and titles that include "Meetin Place", "The Summary", "The Farewell", "The Great One", and "Only For Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes an unopened promo packet from Horizon! Cover has light wear.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones/Mel Lewis (Blue Note Reissue Series) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Personnel include Joe Williams, Mel Lewis, Bennie Powell, Thad Jones, Richard Davis, Pepper Adams, Joe Farrell and many more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Clifford JordanClifford Jordan & The Magic Triangle On Stage Vol 1 ... LP
Steeplechase, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from Clifford Jordan – far better than the usual Steeplechase session of the time! The vibe here is similar to Jordan's work at the time on the Strata East label – played in a very similar group, with Cedar Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Clifford JordanGlass Bead Games (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $48.99 58.99
An essential bit of 70s soul jazz – a real standout in both the catalogs of tenorist Clifford Jordan, and the Stata East label! This is one of those few records where every element is perfect, and all players rise together to a new level of expression – and we'd easily rank this one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Clifford JordanStarting Time ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Sealed ... $19.99
A great early Clifford Jordan record, and a tight bit of jazz from this great Chicago tenor player. Another Chicago favorite, Wilbur Ware, is on bass, and a young Cedar Walton's playing piano, and with warmth like that, Jordan and trumpeter Kenny Dorham sound great next to each other. Loads of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still sealed with hype sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Clifford JordanThese Are My Roots – Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 44.99
An odd little album from tenorist Clifford Jordan – but a great one too, given the unique format! As the title implies, Cliff pays tribute to Leadbelly – handling a host of Huddie Ledbetter originals, but in a style that's kind of 60s soul jazz, with a bit of blues as well – one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke Jordan/Sadik HakimEast & West Of Jazz ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked bit of piano genius from the 60s – a split LP with great work from both artists! Sadik kicks things off with the "east" side of the record – tunes that have a supposedly exotic feel, but which are mostly soul jazz piano groovers – performed by a quartet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono-pact pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stanley JordanCornucopia ... LP
Blue Note, 1990. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Kenny Kirland on piano, Charnett Moffett and Yossi Fine on bass, Jeff Watts, Michael Flythe, and Kenwoood Dennard on drums, with appearances by Bernard Wright on keyboards. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear at the opening.)

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Stanley JordanMagic Touch ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A crucial album for the jazz guitar in the 80s – the debut effort of Stanley Jordan, and a set that exploded with a very fresh sound! Jordan has a really unique way of handling his instrument – playing up and down the fret board with both hands – in ways that are often so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vic JurisBleecker Street ... LP
Muse, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Mike Richmond on bass, Eric Kloss on alto sax, Mike Nock and Gil Goldstein on keyboards and synthesizer, and Terry Silverlight on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Doug KahleDoug Kahle Plus 3 & All That Jazz ... LP
Dala, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
The kind of small combo record we really like to dig – issued by a small local label, and featuring some players we'd never hear otherwise, doing a pretty good job with a few original tunes by the leader! Doug Kahle plays piano, and the group features some nice tenor from Johnny Raffa – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small rip.)

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Richie KamucaCharlie ... LP
Concord, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
With Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Donald Bailey on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen and some light wear.)

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Egil KapstadEpilog – Bill Evans In Memoriam ... LP
Nopa (Norway), 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Way more than just a tribute to Bill Evans in the usual trio mode – as the group here is led by Norwegian pianist Egil Kapstad, but is a quartet with Bjorn Johansen on tenor, Bjorn Alterhaug on bass, and Egil Johansen on drums – with guest vocals from Sheila Jordan, and work by a string ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Fumio KarashimaMoon Flower ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Elvin Jones joins the Fumio Karashima Trio for this great late 70s outing – no surprise, really, given that Karashima played with Jones on some of his Japanese recordings! The tracks here are long and spacious – very much structured by Fumio's gentle touch on the keys, and hardly at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some tape remnants on the inner opening.)

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Wojciech KarolakEasy! ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A totally groovy set from mid 70s Poland – and a record that jumps around with the same energy as the best MPS work from the late 60s! The album's a larger group effort from keyboards Wojciech Karolak – one that features work on Hammond and electric piano set against some nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kimiko Kasai with Cedar Walton TrioKimiko Is Here ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1974. Very Good+ ... $33.99
A great set from Japanese vocalist Kimiko Kasai – recorded live with spare backing by the Cedar Walton trio, in a mode that's quite different than her better-known 70s electric set with Herbie Hancock! If anything, Kimiko's sound here is more dynamic than the Herbie session – as the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the bottom seam, and some light wear, but vinyl is great.)

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Fred KatzFred Katz & His Jammers ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Very cool work from Fred Katz – one of his sublime solo albums away from Chico Hamilton, done with help from Johnny Pisano on guitar, Gene Estes on bass, Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpet, and Billy Higgins on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Mickey KatzBorscht (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good ... $4.99
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Ryo KawasakiLittle Tree ... LP
Studio Mule (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the few rare albums cut by Japanese guitarist Ryo Kawasaki and his groundbreaking Golden Dragon group during the early 80s – a record that mixes some of the groove-oriented currents of his previous work with elements that are maybe more far-reaching and fusion-styled too! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Allen KellerNew Look At The World ... LP
Charlie Parker, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band/Little Buddy Doyle/Charlie PickettSounds Of Memphis (1933 to 1939) ... LP
RST (Austria), 1930s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A collection of recordings, mostly from 1933 by Jack Kelly, Little Buddy Doyle, and Charlie Pickett, also including a few recordings from 1939. LP, Vinyl record album

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Monty KellySensations Sounds & Moods I Love (10 inch LP) ... LP
Essex, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and spine.)

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Stacey KentClose Your Eyes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Candid/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 64.99
One of the first albums ever recorded by UK jazz singer Stacey Kent – the start of a great run of albums that would bring the vocalist great fame in the decade to come! The style here is nice and laidback – that strong commitment to reviving jazz vocal modes that made Kent such a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP pressing – first vinyl release!)

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Stan KentonFire, Fury & Fun ... LP
Creative World, 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A hokey title, but a nice little set – one of Stan's under-rated cookers for his own Creative World label from the 70s! The tracks are all long, fresh, and warmly chromatic – a bit funky at times, and kind of a 70s take on the Kenton style of earlier years – pushing the solos ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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