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

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

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Ahmed AbdullahLife's Force ... LP
About Time, 1979. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paolo Achenza 4A Vida Em Seus Metodos Diz Calma/One For Little P ... 7-inch
A.MA (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
Two great tracks from Paolo Achenza – one of the first artists to open our ears to the sound of the Italian scene back in the 90s! The single features a great remake of the Brazilian funk classic "A Vida Em Seus Metodos Diz Calma" – done here in a sweet groove that mixes lots ... (Funky 45's, Jazz) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Harold AlexanderSunshine Man ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Tidal Waves, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
A wicked bit of funky jazz from reedman Harold Alexander – and a set that's much sharper and harder-edged than some of his later work! There's maybe a bit of freedom in the mix, here too – some post-Coltrane spiritualism that mixes with some of the more funk-based currents – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
Also available Sunshine Man ... CD 13.99

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Monty AlexanderHere Comes The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
Beautiful sounds from pianist Monty Alexander – and a record that really has him finding his own groove! Monty had recorded often in the 60s, and usually mixed his Caribbean roots with a bit of American soul jazz – but it really took the MPS label to help him find a spot to set himself ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Here Comes The Sun ... CD 7.99

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

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

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Ambiance II Fusion EnsembleGida Gida – Tight & Tidy ... LP
Da Mon/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the best records ever recorded by the Ambiance II Fusion Ensemble – a group led by sax player Daoud Abubakar Balewa – and grooving here in a mix of soul jazz and electric fusion that sounds pretty darn sweet overall! Daoud's got a pinched style to his reed work, creating a tone ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
One of the grooviest Dorothy Ashby albums of the 60s – a set that has her already-great jazz work on harp backed by Chicago soul arrangements from Richard Evans – all in a blend that's somewhere in the territory of the Soulful Strings, but even groovier! And as an added bonus, Odell ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dorothy AshbyHip Harp/On A Minor Groove ... LP
Prestige/Doxy (Russia), Late 50s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
2 of Dorothy Ashby's classic Prestige sessions – back to back on one 2LP set! First up is material from Hip Harp – great stuff by the grooviest artist ever to play a harp! Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition – on audiophile quality clear vinyl!)

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AzymuthAzimuth (Linha Do Horizonte) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Som Livre/Far Out (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AzymuthFenix ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
The legendary Azymuth rises from the ashes – on this, their first record after the passing of keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami – with a sound that takes us back to the amazing cosmic funk of their first few albums in the 70s! The new keyboardist, Kiko Continentino, has a sound that's ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AzymuthOutubro (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Milestone/Far Out (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Wicked early work from Azymuth – one of the albums that the group recorded when they were really starting to take off on the global scene – burning strong with a soulful fusion vibe, lots of Brazilian rhythm currents, and always hitting all the right notes in their music! The sound ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BaastDimensions ... LP
Initiates International/Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
A surprising new project from the same Cali underground scene that gave us some of the Heru Avenger records from years back – done in a style that's even more jazz-based and spiritual than before! All tracks are long and spiraling – with heavy bass at the bottom from Heru Avenger, plus ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Dave Bailey SextetGetting' Into Somethin' ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Heavy duty hardbop – one of three amazing Epic Records sessions cut by drummer Dave Bailey! Dave didn't ever cut many sessions as a leader – but when he did, they really cooked hard – with a quality level and sharpness of vision that easily rivals the best on Blue Note or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Derek BaileyDerek Bailey Solo Guitar Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A seminal record in the world of free jazz – a set that not only helped document the incredible talents of guitarist Derek Bailey, but also proclaimed a whole new role for his instrument as well! The music here is completely different than any jazz guitar in previous years – and even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Derek Bailey & Han BenninkDerek Bailey & Han Bennink (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A legendary meeting of free jazz talents – and one of those records that completely changed the game during the 70s! Both guitarist Derek Bailey and drummer Han Bennink work here at a level that seems completely divorced from American roots in jazz – about as strongly in the post-68 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Duck BakerLes Blues Du Richmond – Demos & Outtakes 1973 to 1979 (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Tompkins Square, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A brilliant slice of early work from guitarist Duck Baker – an artist who's blossomed strongly in the jazz world in recent decades, but who here is maybe closer to the roots of earlier music – and works with this fantastic interweaving of blues, folk, swing, and early jazz modes! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl version is a Record Store Day 2018 exclusive!)
Also available Les Blues Du Richmond – Demos & Outtakes 1973 to 1979 ... CD 15.99

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Czeslaw BartkowskiDrums Dream ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A drum-heavy set from Polish percussionist Czeslaw Bartkowski – mostly solo on most tracks, but with occasional accompaniment on trumpet, electric piano, and soprano sax on a few of the fuller numbers – plus some great funky big band arrangements at the end! The sound is often spare ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzHarlem Bush Music – Uhuru ... LP
Milestone (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
An essential record from Gary Bartz – one of two albums he cut with Andy Bey, and the killer group he was calling his NTU Troup! Andy's vocals are incredible – light years ahead of anything he did with his sisters, and similar to those he laid down on his own solo album for Atlantic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru ... LP 19.99
Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Gary BartzHarlem Bush Music – Uhuru (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Milestone/Concord, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An essential record from Gary Bartz – one of two albums he cut with Andy Bey, and the killer group he was calling his NTU Troup! Andy's vocals are incredible – light years ahead of anything he did with his sisters, and similar to those he laid down on his own solo album for Atlantic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series Astral Travelin – on 180 gram vinyl!)
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Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru ... LP 17.99
Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru ... LP 19.99

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BatsumiBatsumi (140 gram color vinyl) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress!)

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Elsie Bianchi TrioElsie Bianchi Trio – At Chateau Fleur De Lys ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
A really unusual slice of work from pianist Elsie Bianchi – not just because the tracks here have never been heard before, but also because they feature Elsie playing some Hammond, in addition to her usual piano – and the recording was also made in Atlanta, and not some of the European ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elsie Bianchi TrioElsie Bianchi Trio – At Seiler's Atlantis (10 inch LP) ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare early session from the lovely Elsie Bianchi – best known for her classic 60s sides on Saba/MPS, heard here in a very similar format! The set features Elsie working with her combo from the Swiss Atlantis nightclub in the early 60s – and was originally issued as a limited-number ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black DiscoNight Express ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Don't think "disco", think "funky jazz" – because this sweet South African group from the 70s is filled with lots of groovy twists and turns – all in a mode that's quite different than any of the American or European jazz albums we know from the time! The lineup ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyMoanin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBuhaina ... LP
Prestige (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An amazing album that has Art Blakey completely reinventing himself for the 70s! Blakey shifts from straight hardbop to kind of a modal soul jazz groove, touched with some of the electric playing of the younger jazz generation, but not enough to qualify as fusion or funk. Instead, he's working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul BleyImprovisie ... LP
America/Bamboo (France), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
Incredible work from Paul Bley – and a record that captures him in his excellent electric period, working in a different setting than we've heard him elsewhere! The group on the set is a trio – one that matches Bley's work on electric piano and synthesizer with percussion from Han ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boneshaker (Williams/Nilssen-Love/Kessler)Thinking Out Loud ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
Plenty of bone-shaking going on here – thanks to work by this heavy power trio, recording in Chicago with all the harder-burning energy of the scene! Visitor Paal Nilssen-Love is on drums and percussion – playing with all the incredible twists and turns that always make his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Thinking Out Loud ... CD 9.99

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Juini Booth, Philipp Quehenberger, Didi KernWho Dat?/Yo ... LP
Rock Is Hell (Austria), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
A nicely messed-up little record – more of an EP, given the length, but featuring plenty of amazing sounds throughout – all coming from the improvisations of Didi Kern on drums, alongside Juini Booth and Philipp Quehenberger on synthesizers! Kern's drums set the pace nicely, but then ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 305 – in screenprinted sleeves with varied colors – on clear vinyl!)

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Jaimie BranchFly Or Die ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
An incredible debut from trumpeter Jaimie Branch – an artist who seems ready to be one of the boldest new voices in jazz on the Chicago scene! Branch works here at a level that both lives up to an AACM legacy of experimentation, and the rich exploration in new jazz forms that we love from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fly Or Die ... CD 11.99

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Helmut BrandtSpree Coast Jazz ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $24.99 27.98
The baritone sax of German musician Helmut Brandt is at the helm– but the album's equally noteworthy for its strong use of American players Benny Bailey on trumpet, Nat Peck on trombone, and Herb Geller on alto! The concert is one of those wonderful meetings of American and European jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Victor Assis BrasilVictor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BridgeOverdrive – Rock/Jazz Party ... LP
Tempo/Sommor (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A funky little record from a groovy German trio – one who recorded this gem at the start of the 70s, with a vibe that's very similar to some of the best MPS material at the time! The group features Joe Nay on drums, Pawel Jarzebski on bass, and Kristian Schultze on keyboards – the last ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann & Fred Lonberg-HolmOuroboros ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
An album of beautiful tones and textures – and a set that has these two different improvisers really finding some great space together! The theme here isn't compromise, but exploration – as Brotzmann reminds us what again what a multi-faceted saxophonist he can be – finding ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony BurkillWork Money Death ... LP
ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
Tony Burkill might be making a goofy face on the cover, but the album's a dead-serious effort from a saxophonist we hope to hear more from in years to come! The style here is a solid, soulful mode that really hearkens back to the best modal moments of the late 60s and early 70s – rhythms ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdHarlem Blues ... LP
Landmark, 1988. New Copy ... $4.99
A beautifully sensitive album from Donald Byrd – quite a change from his better-known jazz funk work of the 70s and early 80s – and part of a back-to-basics move he made in part of that latter decade! The album's very much in the best straight mode of the Landmark Records label scene ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)
Also available Harlem Blues ... CD 14.99

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Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic album of funky soundtrack grooves – one that was recently recorded by guitarist Andy Tolman, but which instantly takes us back to the best 70s film scores by artists like Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate, or Lalo Schfrin! Like both of those giants at their best, Andy works here in a ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Catch UpCatch Up Vol 1 ... LP
Sommor (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A classic bit of 70s funk from Germany! This rare 1975 set was the brainchild of 3 of Germany's funkiest jazz players – drummer Charly Antolini, whose drums crackled on some of the best MPS recordings; keyboardist Max Greger Jr, who made some great straighter albums in the 60s; and bassist ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Catch Up IIBirth Of The Second Life ... LP
Production Dessinee (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The rare second set from the Catch Up combo of the 70s – a cool German group with a very MPS-like groove – a nicely messed-up mix of funk and jazz elements, sorted out into a great new groove! The group's headed by bassist Milan Pilar – whose electric instrument really has a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, with obi!)

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Philip Catherine with Marc MoulinStream ... LP
Warner/KTI (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $28.99
One of the coolest records ever from guitarist Philip Catherine, and one of the funkiest too – thanks to a really sharp edge that you won't find on some of his other albums, and lots of Fender Rhodes from the legendary Marc Moulin too! Some of Catherine's other records of the 70s were a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Stream (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Eugene Chadbourne with Steve Beresford & Alex WardPleasures Of The Horror ... LP
Bisou (France), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A record that makes us feel as if no time has passed at all since the early records of Eugene Chadbourne and this more recent session – filled with sounds that have Chadbourne sounding as madly creative as ever – working alongside clarinet, alto, and guitar from Alex Ward – plus ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny ClarkCool Struttin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of the most legendary albums on Blue Note – or maybe THE most legendary albums on Blue Note – a stunning session that shows what the label was capable of when it was really hitting on all burners – from the lineup to the music to the production – and even the classic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Clark TrioMy Conception – The 1960 Time Sessions With George Duvivier & Max Roach (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Time/Tompkins Square, 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A trio treasure from the incredible Sonny Clark – a rare non-Blue Note date from the late 50s, and a wonderful illustration of his powers on the piano! The setting is spare, but the sound is never sleepy – as Sonny's working here with Max Roach on drums and George Duvivier on bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Clarke Boland Big BandAll Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 34.99
A hard slammer from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – recorded when the band was burning up the road in Europe, taking great players and audiences in one fell swoop, coming up with some of the strongest straight jazz of their generation! The album features stunning solos all around by an all-star ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All Smiles ... CD 8.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandOff Limits ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Easily the hippest of the Clarke-Boland Big Band Records from the classic years – a set of hard grooving tracks that really pushes the envelope of their style! There's a few elements here that are different than usual – such as the presence of electric piano on a few tracks, which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(It's hard to tell from the image, but Rearward packaged it all in a really nice sleeve with a glossy silver metalic finish!)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman – The Atlantic Years (10LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. New Copy 10LP ... $159.99 174.98
An incredible collection of work – music from a relatively short period in the long career of alto sax legend Ornette Coleman – but one that still may well represent his creative high point! Ornette's unusual sound and group style had already been brewing for a few years before these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99
Early work by Alice Coltrane – somewhat under the shadow of her late husband, as you'd guess from the use of his name on the front cover – but really stepping out here with a voice of her own! The Monastic Trio of the set features Alice on harp and piano – alongside bass from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99
One of Alice Coltrane's most adventurous albums – a beautiful blend of organ, harp, percussion, and strings – much of which are transcribed for the album by Ornette Coleman! The most haunting aspect of the album is Alice's work on organ – spare, jagged, with a nascent soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice ColtraneWorld Galaxy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
One of Alice Coltrane's most ambitious albums of the early years – recorded with a full set of heavenly orchestrations! The core group features Alice on piano, organ, and harp – alongside Frank Lowe on saxes, Reggie Workman on bass, Leroy Jenkins on violin, and Ben Riley on drums. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneCosmic Music ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A set that really earns its title – as it's easily some of the most cosmic music John Coltrane ever recorded – and also kind of a way of saying goodbye to the planet, to leave his music in the hands of a next generation of creators! The album features material recorded by a Coltrane ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Issued here with the great original cover art from the indie Coltrane Music release!)

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✨✧ John ColtraneCrescent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (180 gram pressing – mono) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneLove Supreme (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Maybe one of the greatest jazz albums of all time – a real breakthrough moment for the legendary John Coltrane, and the blueprint for generations of jazz records to come! Trane was already breaking down plenty of boundaries before Love Supreme – but he knocked it out of the park for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Complot Of SixComplot Of Six – Spisek Szesciu ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A groundbreaking Polish combo from the 70s – one with a name that makes them sound more like a revolutionary organization than a musical group – quite fitting, given the revolutionary style of their music! These guys use some elements from fusion – including guitar and Fender ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsDance Of Magic ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his smoother soul recordings at this point, and coming out of a righteous jazz background that included work with Marion Brown ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Norman ConnorsLove From The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buddah/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 44.99
A spiritual jazz masterpiece from drummer Norman Connors – one of those unique albums he cut before moving into soul music – done at a level that rivals the early 70s genius on labels like Strata East or Impulse Records! Connors worked with many contemporaries on those labels, and gets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Nicola Conte & Gianluca PetrellaAfrican Spirits/New World Shuffle ... 12-inch
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
A record that's way more than just the 12" single you might guess from the format – as it's a wonderfully deep collaboration between Nicola Conte and trombonist Gianluca Petrella – done at a level that's maybe more like a spiritual jazz record overall! "African Spirits" ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Contemporary Jazz QuintetLocation (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata/180 Proof, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A spiritual jazz classic from Detroit – and one of the few records from this important Motor City group! The Contemporary Jazz Quintet were a groundbreaking ensemble that mixed together hardbop and modernist playing – sometimes with a keen ear for Miles Davis' experiments of the late ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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Jerome CooperOuter & Interactions ... LP
About Time, 1988. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
A really rich combination of sounds – one of those rare moments when the end result of a session comes out sounding way more than the instruments that comprise it! The group's led by Jerome Cooper on drums, balaphone, and other percussion – and features Joseph Jarman on tenor and flute ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerome CooperUnpredictability Of Predictability ... LP
About Time, 1979. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
A great solo performance from Jerome Cooper – not just drums and percussion, but work on flute, balaphone, and other instruments too! Cooper really brings all of his most thoughtful elements into play here – working slowly, and covering space with ideas that really take some time to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CortexAvant Garde Party Music ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... $23.99
The title might be a bit goofy, but it's actually a pretty great way to sum up the spirit of this group – as the contemporary Cortex come from avant roots, but also have a vibrancy that makes their music sound more celebratory than confrontational! The quartet features endlessly creative ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Stanley CowellMusa ... LP
Strata East/Everland (Austria), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
A solo piano set from Strata East mainman Stanley Cowell – but a record that's got enough soul and spirituality to rival a full group recording! Although working alone here, Cowell's touch on the keys is astounding – often flowing and highly rhythmic, with a pulsating sense of energy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John DanserDanser Revolution ... LP
Grapevine/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A revolutionary groove from the John Danser Octet – a cool funky jazz combo with a really unique sort of feel! The set's got a tightly-arranged feel, but is still nice and rough around the edges – hardly the slick jazz you might expect from the date, thanks to an acoustic lineup, and a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Danser Revolution ... CD 15.99

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Danser's Inferno (John Danser)Creation One ... LP
Lirs/Everland (Austria), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
That's "Danser", not "dancer" – as in John Danser, who's also best known for a groovy jazz album under his own name! This sweet little set from the early 70s may well be John's best album ever – a wonderful blend of funky grooves and these wonderful raspy vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol 2 (aka Young Man With A Horn Vol 2) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 19.99
Brilliant early work by Miles Davis – some of his first truly important sessions to appear under his own name, and material that's awash with new ideas and bold inspirations! The Miles heard here is a bit more straight bop than Davis a few years later on Prestige – but that's not a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisMiles Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Miles Smiles ... LP 28.99

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Henryk DebichString Beat ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A funky gem from 70s Poland – heavy grooves from maestro Henryk Debich, served up in a range of soulful styles! The tunes here are all instrumental – and range from Barry White-styled tracks, to big band funk, to other more complicated numbers with a soundtrack vibe – all laid ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joey DeFrancescoProject Freedom (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 34.98
Joey DeFrancesco's been giving us albums for many years now, and he never fails to deliver something that's right on the money – as is the case with this tight quartet session with his People combo! Joey's touch on the keys of the Hammond is amazing – and there are all these unusual ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Les DeMerleTransfusion ... LP
Dobre, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent album of funky drumbreaks – cut by a drummer who's a legend among funk fans, but who hardly ever gets mentioned in history books of jazz. Les was a little known LA player, but he had a monster approach to the kit – and most of the few albums he cut are very in demand for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Transfusion ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Dharma QuintetArchipel ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Dharma are taking on a different approach here – dropping the Quintet from their name, even though they're still a five piece – and working on a number of shorter tracks that are in contrast to the longer improvisations on previous albums! Yet despite the change, there's still a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Dharma QuintetMr Robinson ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
The first amazing album from Dharma Quintet – an important force on the French avant jazz scene at the start of the 70s, even though most of their outside attention was from their work with other musicians! Yet together, there's a power to the group that's really striking – almost a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Dharma TrioSnoopy's Time ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Snoopy's in the title, but the music here is quite far from the Peanuts jazz of Vince Guaraldi – given that the Dharma combo were one of the most on-fire avant combos of the French scene in the 70s! The group here is a trio, not their usual quintet formation – a lineup that really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy vinyl, with booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyIron Man ... LP
Douglas/Celluloid, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dezron DouglasSoul Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $52.99
Bassist Dezron Douglas is always a name we look for on a record – and although this set is one of the few he's ever given us as a leader, his playing and approach never let us down! For the set, Douglas revisits a number of older soul tracks, but in a way that's completely instrumental ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dennis Dreith BandReunion ... LP
Everland (Austria), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
A contemporary album, but one that's got the feel of a funky big band session from years back – no surprise, as Dennis Dreith and many of these players brought plenty of that magic to the LA scene back in the day! The style here hearkens towards some of the MPS or US albums of the style from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Mbizo DyaniAfrican Bass – Solo Concert Wilisau Jazz Festival 1978 ... LP
Sing A Song Fighter (UK), 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Legendary South African bassist Johnny Mbizo Dyani, in a setting that's completely different than some of his other recordings – a sublime solo performance from the late 70s, and one that features Dyani sounding even more spiritual than ever! Johnny's music is always fantastic – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45rpm – for really great fidelity!)

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Max Eastley/Steve Beresford/David Toop/Paul BurwelWhirled Music ... LP
Quartz/Black Truffle (Austria), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
The title's not a take on the format of world music – and instead, the sounds here are literally "whirled" – mostly created by performers using instruments that are spinning in the air – often with sonic results that are pretty incredible! These aren't the echoey tubes ... (Out Sound, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue cut at 45rpm – with 24 page book!)

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Don EllisSoaring (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 34.99
A well-titled album from trumpeter Don Ellis – as the set soars to the skies from the very first note! The album's got a dynamic energy that almost beats Don's American work of the time – lots of funky rhythms, and a cool MPS groove that shows the label's strong 70s legacy of larger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soaring ... CD 12.99

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Exploding Star OrchestraStars Have Shapes ... LP
Delmark, 2010. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The most amazing records to date from Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra – just the kind of cosmic, spiritual session you'd expect from the group's name – perfectly placed in a Chicago lineage that includes Sun Ra's Arkestra and the best years of the AACM! The group's got all the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Extra BallBirthday ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Spacious fusion from Extra Ball – one of Poland's best electric jazz ensembles of the late 70s, working here in a style that's dynamic, yet not as overly jamming as some of the group's rock-influenced contemporaries on the European scene! Leader of the group Jaroslaw Smietana plays guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Birthday ... CD 15.99

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Fire (Mats Gustafsson)Hands (with bonus CD) ... LP
Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $26.99
Fire may well be on fire more than ever before here – which is saying a lot, given the trio's previous run of really amazing records! The set features lots of bold work on electric bass from Johan Berthling – who almost seems out to transform the avant jazz combo into some sort of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)
Also available Hands ... CD 14.99

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Free Jazz WorkshopInter Frequences (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bisou/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy ... $23.99
An overlooked moment on the French free jazz scene at the start of the 70s – and a completely homegrown effort throughout! Unlike the famous albums in the initial wave of BYG and America label releases, which often featured American musicians joining overseas players – this set is a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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George Freeman/Mike Allemana QuartetLive At The Green Mill – With Special Guest Bernard Purdie (with bonus download) ... LP
Ears & Eyes, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic live album from the legendary jazz Chicago guitarist George Freeman – working here in co-leadership with younger guitar talent Mike Allemana, who was in the combo of George's late brother, saxophonist Von Freeman! The twin-guitar set has a searing old school vibe – like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Jun FukamachiSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Toshiba/Victory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
One of the weirdest tributes to Sgt Pepper's that you'll ever hear – so strange that the Beatles have turned their back on the whole proceedings on the front cover! Jun Fukamachi serves the whole thing up as an album of solo keyboards, both acoustic and electric – with choices of key ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ryo FukuiMellow Dream (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trio/We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A well-titled album from Japanese pianist Ryo Fukui – one that's got a warm sense of flow that takes it well past conventional piano trio work! The group here features Fukui on piano, Satoshi Denpo on bass, and Yoshinori Fukui on drums – all working together beautifully as a unit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition half-speed mastering on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Ryo FukuiScenery (180 gram pressing) ... LP
We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
Lyrical magic from pianist Ryo Fukui – a lost gem from the Japanese scene of the 70s, and a beautifully flowing album throughout! Fukui's got a wide-open touch to the piano that we totally love – and is easily one of the best of his contemporaries on the Japanese trio scene of the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition half-speed mastering on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Funk IncFunk Inc ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A killer instrumental album of hard organ grooves and funky basslines! This was the album that broke Funk Inc out of their Indianapolis scene, and made them a force to be forever reckoned with in the history of funky jazz. The album grooves hard in the same sound as some of the classic work by ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Funk IncSuperfunk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1973/1996. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruben Lopez FurstJazz En La Universidad ... LP
Edun/Ascensionale (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $46.99
One of the real highlights of the Argentine jazz scene of the 60s – a seminal album from pianist Ruben "Baby" Lopez – easily one of that country's greatest jazz musicians in the decade! Ruben's got a sound that opens up with the lyrical sense of space and tone first ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dick Garcia (Richie Garcia)Message From Garcia (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dawn/Modern Harmonic, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the few sides ever cut as a leader by guitarist Dick Garcia – and a record that's maybe as noteworthy for the work of its leader as it is for the presence of some very hip sidemen! The album's one of those late 50s outings that features Bill Evans on piano, from a time when he wasn't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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Stan GetzStan Getz Quartet (colored vinyl) ... LP
Sony (UK), 1950. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 24.99
Wonderful stuff – a French Vogue Records album that compiles some of Stan Getz's best icy sides for Roost Records – material that has the tenorist blowing in a way that really had folks sit up and take notice! There's some of the warmth of Lester Young in Stan's playing here, but also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – on mottled colored vinyl, with original cover art, and inside notes on the music!)
 
 



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