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Jazz — In Stock — Vinyl

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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Slawomir KulpowiczIn/Formation ... LP
Poljazz/Pronit (Poland), Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Trio material – with Witold Szczurek on bass and Czeslaw Bartkowski on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a very short click in one spot, but is great overall.)

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Charles KynardProfessor Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
An ultra-hip album from organist Charles Kynard – one of his earliest outings as a leader for Prestige, and a set that's much more in the Groove Holmes mode than some of his later, funkier sides! The setting here is quite lean – a trio that features the wonderful Cal Green on guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label perssing. Cover has a cutout notch and moisture staining in the top left corner.)

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LA 4Just Friends (Direct To Disc pressing) ... LP
Concord, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
With Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, Bud Shank on alto, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Single LP pressing.)

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LA 4Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A beautiful group, and one with a very unique sound – a style that draws from the early 50s experiments in Brazilian jazz by Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida – but which also moves the approach into even more sophisticated 70s territory! The quartet features Almeida on acoustic guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has an Audio Source sticker on back.)

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Steve LacyDoor ... LP
Novus, 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A major label album, but one that features a classic Steve Lacy lineup – with Steve Potts on alto, Irene Aebi on violin, Bobby Few on piano, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums – plus guest drums from Sam Woodyard on one great track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Steve LacyStamps ... LP
Hat Hut, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
A massive double-length set from saxophonist Steve Lacy – and maybe one of the strongest 70s statements from his legendary European quintet! The album features two different live performances – each of which open up in the brilliant freedoms allowed by the European scene since the end ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on front.)
Also available Stamps (with bonus track) ... CD 15.99

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Steve LacyTroubles ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Classic work from the Steve Lacy Quintet – the formative group that featured Lacy on soprano sax, alongside Steve Potts on alto, Irene Aebi on violin and cello, Kent Carter on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums! The record's got a very artful feel – and really has Lacy moving past some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Steve LacyWay ... LP
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Steve Lacy's great late 70s recordings for Hat Hut – a searing live performance that was one of his boldest efforts from the time! The group here are a quintet of familiar players – Steve Potts on alto and soprano sax, Irene Aebi on cello and voice, Kent Carter on bass, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Lacy & Michael SmithSidelines ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Spare duets – just Steve Lacy on soprano sax and Michael Smith on piano – on titles that include "Beeline", "Time 2", "Worms", "Utah", and "Austin Stream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Guy Lafitte/Andre Persiany/Christian ChevallierFrench Toast (10 inch LP) ... LP
Angel, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A rare American issue of French jazz from the postwar years! The set features one full side of material from the group of pianist Christian Chevallier – a large ensemble, with work from Bobby Jaspar and Jean-Louis Cheautemps on tenor, and vibes from Fats Sadi! Side two features a few tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Bireli LagreneRoutes To Django ... LP
Antilles, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has light wear and an old price sticker on back.)

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David LahmReal Jazz For The Folks That Feel Jazz ... LP
PAJ, 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner and a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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Rick Laird with Joe HendersonSoft Focus ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An album led by guitarist Rick Laird, but a set that's probably equally noteworthy for the presence of tenorist Joe Henderson on a few tracks – who really shines here in an overlooked late 70s session! The core group is great enough – as Laird has these round, classic jazz guitar tones ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oliver LakeClevont Fitzhubert ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Some of the sharpest work we've heard from Oliver Lake during the early 80s – a relatively free, improvised album that almost recalls some of his loft jazz recordings of the 70s! The group's a quartet – with Lake on alto, soprano sax, and flute – and other players include Baikida ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oliver LakeLife Dance Of Is ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good- ... $0.99
With Michael Gregory Jackson on guitars, Anthony Davis on piano, and Pheeran Ak Laff on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some light stains.)

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Oliver LakeNTU – Point From Which Creation Begins ... LP
Arista, 1971. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Reedman Oliver Lake at his most creative – stepping out here on a sublime set of 70s improvisations – all put together with a really spiritual feel! There's a very open, collaborative feel to the music – and the set was recorded in St Louis, at a time when Lake was a key part of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has an unglued seam, a promo stamp, and general wear.)

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✨✧ Oliver LakeShine ... LP
Novus, 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
With Oliver Lake on alto, soprano, and flute – plus Michael Gregory Jackson on guitar, Pheeroan Ak Laff on drums, Anthony Davis on piano, and Abdul Wadud on cello. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ring wear, and a promo sticker.)

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Natalie Lamb/Sammy PriceNatalie Lamb Sammy Price & The Blues ... LP
GHB, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some fading around the edges.)

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✨✧ Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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Harold LandChoma (Burn) ... LP
Mainstream, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $28.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson – and a set that's even more open than some of their other records on Blue Note or Chess! This set's a bit more electric than some of the other records from the pair – with these drawn-out Fender Rhodes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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Art LandeEccentricities Of Earl Dant ... LP
1750 Arch, 1977. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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✨✧ Eddie Lang & Joe VenutiStringing The Blues – The Golden Days Of Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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(CSP pressing.)

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Herb LarsonSax Appeal ... LP
Command, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
A totally groovy album of sax-based 60s instrumentals! The record features the alto work fo Herb Larson, but the real treat is the off-beat arrangements by Bill Ramal, which are filled with weird production and very groovy instrumentation – like electric sitar, electric bass, bongos, and ... (Now Sound, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some gloss separation at the spine.)

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Last ExitCassette Recordings 87 ... LP
Enemy/Celluloid, 1987. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A bit rawer than other work by the group, but still very much in the vein of this classic mid 80s alliance between Peter Brotzmann, Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell, and Ronald Shannon Jackson. Titles include "Line Of Fire", "Big Boss Man", "Sore Titties", and "My ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Yusef LateefArchives Of Jazz Vol 2 ... LP
AJ Records, 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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✨✧ Yusef LateefDiverse Yusef Lateef ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Sealed ... $29.99
One of the best of Yusef's Atlantic recordings, and one that offers a mix of his 2 different sides – his older spiritualist one, and his newer funkier one. Includes the tight groover "Live Humble", with nice conga work by Ray Barretto, plus the extended "Chandra" and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a price code sticker.)

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Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Yusef LateefHush 'N' Thunder ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A moody set of 70s work from Yusef – proof that he was always trying to push his bag, and a good attempt to bridge his earlier exotic work and his later high concept compositions. Some of this material is spare and thoughtful, while other tracks are trying for sort of a 70's electric funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefLost In Sound ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1961. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Yusef Lateef's one and only album for the Charlie Parker label – cut during a period when he's been making real waves in the jazz scene with work on Prestige and Savoy! The set's a bit more straight ahead than some of Lateef's more exotic sides of the time – focusing on his work on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Yusef LateefMany Faces Of Yusef Lateef (The Three Faces Of Yusef Lateef/The Centaur & The Phoenix) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A 70s Milestone 2-fer reissue collecting two great 60s sides from Yusef Lateef. The Three Faces Of Yusef Lateef is a sublime piece of work, proof that he could be exotic and swinging at the same time. The three "faces" of the set are Lateef's work on tenor, flute, and oboe – each ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefOutside Blues (aka Lost In Sound) ... LP
Trip, 1961. Sealed ... $7.99
Yusef Lateef's one and only album for the Charlie Parker label – cut during a period when he's been making real waves in the jazz scene with work on Prestige and Savoy! The set's a bit more straight ahead than some of Lateef's more exotic sides of the time – focusing on his work on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yusef LateefReevaluations: The Impulse Years ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Although often lost to the sands of time because of the small pressing/small reissue history of the sides cut for the label, Yusef Lateef's work for Impulse was certainly some of his strongest of the 60s, and it showed him moving way past the spacey mysticism of earlier albums, into a tighter vein ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and a bit of stuck-on paper.)

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Yusef LateefSuite 16 ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $6.99
A groundbreaking set from Yusef Lateef – one that mixes together a number of different soul jazz styles! In a way, Atlantic records tried to handle Yusef Lateef in the same way they did Roland Kirk – by creating recordings that either let him express himself strongly as an arch-modernis ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red and green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Hugh LaurieLet Them Talk ... LP
Warner, 2011. Very Good 2LP ... $11.99
(Blues, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(EU pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)

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Paul LavalleLavalle In Hi-Fi ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker on front.)

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Bud Lavin TrioMoods In Jazz ... LP
Vantage, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An obscure set from pianist Bud Lavin – originally a Wisconsin player, but a minor figure on the west coast scene in the late 50s! Titles include "Thumb Stuff", "Sanders Meanders", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Moon Over Miami", and "My Future Just ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Azar LawrenceSummer Solstice ... LP
Prestige, 1975. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A beautiful album of spiritual soul and Brazilian influenced jazz from Azar Lawrence – and a pretty rare one we're thrilled to have! Lawrence is a stellar sax player with a sound that's a bit like Gary Bartz, which means that he fits in perfectly with the Fantasy-era Prestige Records sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some splitting in the spine.)

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Elliot LawrenceMusic For Trapping ... LP
Top Rank, 1959. Near Mint- ... $33.99
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(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light stains on back.)

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Hubert LawsRomeo & Juliet ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good- ... $0.99
Forget the Shakespearean reference in the title – which might make you think the whole album's got a Renaissance bent – because the album's a nice bit of funky flute jazz from Hubert Laws, done with the same groovy vibe as some of his earlier albums for the CTI label! The set was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du QuebecLe Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec ... LP
Radio Canada, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Proof that Canada had plenty of great jazz going on in the late 60s – a really freewheeling record by a group of free jazz musicians from Quebec! The album's got a vibe that easily rivals some of the hippest work of the Paris scene, post-1968 – and is maybe even more unusual, given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Le ScottLe Scott's Post Bop Opera ... LP
Theatre For The Evolving Arts, Late 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
A wild and wonderful hippy theatrical approach to jazz! The tracks are kind of theatrical interpretations of jazz work by Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, and others – performed by a jazz group that includes trumpeter Wallace Roney, flautist Le Scott, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James LearyJames II ... LP
Vital, 1992. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
A really great audiophile album from bassist James Leary – with Leary on bass, plus Billy Childs on piano and Eddie Harris on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(In two separate VTL covers, one with the cover image.)

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David Lee/Group Six PlayersAll That Jazz – KPM 1014 ... LP
KPM (UK), 1967. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A straight jazz album recorded for the KPM sound library – but a pretty groovy one at that! All the work here is the product of David Lee and his un-named Group Six Players – a cool combo who feature piano, trumpet, guitar, and a bit of flute – all over some really wonderful ... (Sound Library, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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John Lee & Gerry BrownChaser ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $0.99
John Lee & Gerry Brown were one of the best European fusion rhythm sections of the 70s – laying down great spacey drums and rumbling funky basslines on a large number of excellent LPs in the earlier part of the decade for Blue Note and a host of other labels. By the time of this release, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker, some pen, and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ John Lee & Gerry BrownMango Sunrise ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Fantastic lean low funky fusion – and a lost Blue Note 70s gem – a set that's way different than any other work from the team of bassist John Lee and drummer Gerry Brown! The set's nice and spare – almost CTI in style at times, but with some excellent production work from Skip ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeMy Best To You – Peggy Lee Sings (10 Inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Very Good ... $14.99
Early Capitol Records material from Peggy Lee – including her hit "Manana", plus "Hold Me", "The Nightingale Can Sing The Blues", "It's A Good Day", "Golden Earrings", and a great take on "Why Don't You Do Right". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Tony LeeTony Lee Trio Featuring Terry Smith ... LP
Lee Lambert (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great set from Tony Lee – one of the more soulful pianists on the UK scene, and one of the more overlooked! This set has Tony's trio with a great addition – the guitar of Terry Smith alongside the bass of Tony Archer and drums of Martin Drew – on titles that include "Dat's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Carmen LeggioAerial View ... LP
Dreamstreet, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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✨✧ Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The classic meeting of the great French arranger/pianist with American jazz players like Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and others. The tracks are a beautiful strident blend of Legrand's best arranging styles, and they show his keen talent for letting the soloist ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Michel Legrand & CoLe Jazz Grand ... LP
Gryphon, 1978. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
A wonderful session of straight jazz work by Michel Legrand – a larger group outing that's one of the few albums he ever cut in this style! The set has all the warmth and imagination of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work – strong themes, bold statements, and a sense of personal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Al LernerIvory & Bone ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams and some ring & edge wear.)

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Les Jazz ModesLes Jazz Modes ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good- ... $14.99
A haunting bit of jazz by one of the most unique groups in the business. Charlie Rouse's tenor is great, and sounds quite different than on his recordings with Monk. Gildo Mahones plays piano, and he really hits some nice moody lines that don't ever show up on his records with Lambert, Hendricks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some surface noise. Cover has small seam splits and a bit of pen on back.)

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Les Jazz ModesMood In Scarlet ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
A unique album by one of the oddest jazz groups ever. Les Jazz Modes was the brainchild of horn player Julius Watkins and tenor player Charlie Rouse (who was best known for his work with Monk). The two of them played tight chamber jazz lines with sort of a raw edge, and they added into the mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover is "censored" with magazine cut-outs taped over the figure on front.)

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Don LewisDon Lewis Experience ... LP
Aquarius, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A sweet and loungey set of tunes – played by Don on the Hammond X-77, as he might have before a weekend crowd at Denver's Passport Ltd! Most of the cuts on the album are covers of late 60s pop hits – like "Aquarius", "Look Of Love", "Watermelon Man", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George LewisOh, Didn't He Ramble ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
Not our usual bag, but some nice later material from George Lewis, performed with a sextet that includes Jim Robinson, Alvin Acorn, Alcide Pavageau, Joe Robichaux, and Joe Watkins. Titles include "Riverside Blues", "Streets Of The City", "Weary Blues", and "Runnin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has some wear with an ink stamp on the back.)

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John LewisGarden Of Delight/Delaunay's Dilemma ... LP
EmArcy, 1988. Sealed ... $3.99
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(Dutch pressing.)

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John LewisJazz Abstractions ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
Way more than just "abstractions" – as the set's a very focused batch of some of the larger ideas that John Lewis had about jazz – explored beautifully here away from the Modern Jazz Quartet! The album has Lewis working with frequent partner – and fellow third stream ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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John LewisJohn Lewis Album – with Putte Wickman & Red Mitchell (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Finesse (Japan), 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A really unusual album from MJQ pianist John Lewis – a set recorded in Sweden with Red Mitchell on bass and Putte Wickman on clarinet – no other instrumentation at all! Wickman is a hell of a player, and the warmth of Mitchell's bass really builds a bridge between his instrument and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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John LewisWonderful World Of Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the best early albums cut by John Lewis as a leader – a set that's a fair bit different than John's work with the Modern Jazz Quartet – thanks to strong guest appearances from players who include Paul Gonsalves and Benny Golson on tenor sax, Eric Dolphy on alto, Jim Hall on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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John Lewis with Hank JonesSolo/Duo ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... $23.99
An unusual Japanese session from this MJQ great – an album that has solo piano from John Lewis on side one – then duo work on side two, with John in the left channel, and Hank Jones in the right! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Meade Lux LewisBlues Piano Artistry Of Meade Lux Lewis ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Black label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mel Lewis20 Years At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Atlantic, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ Mel LewisMake Me Smile & Other New Works By Bob Brookmeyer ... LP
Finesse, 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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Mel LewisMel Lewis & Friends ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
An excellent solo set as a leader from drummer Mel Lewis – one that reminds us that he can still cook very strongly away from his big band with trumpeter Thad Jones! The set has Lewis in different groupings with an excellent set of the friends mentioned in the title – a top-shelf ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and a name in marker.)
Also available Mel Lewis & Friends ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Mel LewisMel Lewis Sextet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A classic late 50s side from the Mode label – and one of those great LA sessions that was almost more noteworthy for the sidemen than the leader! Drummer Mel Lewis heads up the group, sure, but the real strength of the set is in its three piece frontline – which features Charlie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s VSOP pressing.)

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Mel LewisMellifluous ... LP
Gatemouth, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A later date from drummer Mel Lewis – and a great reminder that he could still make some wonderful music when away from his big band with Thad Jones! The set's a quintet outing, with a surprisingly fluid feel for rhythm – one that almost has Mel coming across like some of the hip young ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisHang On Ramsey ... LP
Cadet, 1965. Very Good ... $0.99
Easily one of Ramsey Lewis' most successful records – featuring the hit soul jazz style that he forged with the Young/Holt rhythm combo, honed to perfection before a live crowd at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The record's a key part of Ramsey's live recorded output – showing the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisIn Crowd ... LP
Argo, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Easily one of the biggest selling jazz albums of the 60s – a crowning achievement for Ramsey Lewis and his popular trio with Eldee Young on bass and Redd Holt on drums! The set was recorded live at the Bohemian Caverns in DC, and the trio are perfect in the setting – going at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Cadet pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisMaiden Voyage ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of the key records from the Cadet/Concept scene in late 60s Chicago – a tremendous collaboration between pianist Ramsey Lewis and arranger Charles Stepney – and the kind of record that took soul and jazz to a whole new level! Ramsey on his own is great enough at this point – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramsey LewisPot Luck ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good- ... $6.99
Ramsey and the classic trio with Eldee Young and Red Holt – grooving away on a pot luck batch of tunes that includes material from a wide wide variety of sources, all turned into soul jazz magic by the boys! Believe it or not, Ramsey takes tunes like "Andaluza", "Arrividerci ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis & The Gentlemen Of Jazz Volume 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... $2.99
Ramsey and the trio are on the front in tuxedoes, top hats, and tails – but the overall sound of the record is much more in keeping with their soul jazz grooves of the late 50s – not necessarily gentlemanly, but with a worldly appreciation for a variety of styles of music, and perhaps a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seam and some tape remnants at the opening.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisSolar Wind ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Sweet 70s grooves from Ramsey Lewis – a set cut smack dab in the middle of his glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)

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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a strip of clear tape on the spine, a name in pen, and some aging on the back.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisWade In The Water ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
Classic pop soul jazz from the inventor of the genre! Ramsey's funky piano is backed by some soulful arrangements handled by Richard Evans – in a really tight style that includes great percussion, electric bass, and an all-out kicking style that makes even the mellowest tunes groove! Evans ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioSwingin ... LP
Argo, 1956. Sealed ... $7.99
One of the first ever albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – featuring an assortment of lively tracks with a touch of jazz-based humor, the kind that were winning them huge audiences in Chicago at the time! With Eldee Young and Redd Holt to back him up, Ramsey's got plenty of pyrotechnics in tow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioUpendo Ni Pamoja ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good ... $3.99
Sublime electric work from Ramsey Lewis! Ramsey's working here with his hip 70s group that included Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton, and he's playing some fantastic electric piano – a blend of funky grooves and soulful spiritualism, stripped down into a sound that's one of his leanest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ben LightSpotlight On Ben Light (10-inch) ... LP
X, 1957. Very Good- ... $4.99
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Anders LindskogsAnders Lindskogs Kvartett ... LP
Amigo (Sweden), 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Features Anders Lindskogs on tenor – with Rune Carlsson on drums, Lars Sjosten on piano, and Ove Stenberg on bass! Tracks are all nice and long – and titles include "It's Got My Name On It", "Oleo", "Blues Pa Inedalsgatan", and "It's You Or No ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Booker LittleVictory & Sorrow (aka Booker Little & Friend) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death – and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! There's a sharp, angular groove to many of the numbers here – that mix of modern and hardbop that was cresting best in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydCharles Lloyd In Europe ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Overseas excursions from the Charles Lloyd Quartet – a group who were already breaking down plenty of boundaries at home in the US! The lineup is a bit different than some of the other Lloyd sessions of the time, in that Cecil McBee is in the group on bass – adding in some wonderfully ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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Charles LloydCharles Lloyd In The Soviet Union ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Charles Lloyd in the Soviet Union – blowing beautifully on an open-ended set that must have really loosened things up in Red Square! The album features Lloyd at his freewheeling 60s best – working in his group with Keith Jarrett on piano, Ron McClure on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydDream Weaver ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A classic set from reedman Charles Lloyd – a set that really pushes forward all the experiments he'd begun in the Chico Hamilton group – and shows a bold move forward for rhythms in 60s jazz! The tracks are long, and spiral out wonderfully – but in ways that are different than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Charles LloydLove-In ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
A classic batch of modal grooves from Charles Lloyd – recorded during the height of his mind-expanding years, with his famous quartet that included Keith Jarrett on piano and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tracks are long and magical, done with that spiritual spiraling sound that Lloyd was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Charles LloydMoon Man ... LP
Kapp, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
Weird bit of hippy dippy jazz from Charles Lloyd, with vocals on most tracks, and lots of groovy lyrics about "the moonman", "computer man", and "heavy kharma". The vocalist is not credited, but most of the lyrics are written by Lloyd, although we don't really think ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydSoundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A killer from the Charles Lloyd group of the late 60s – a set that still stretches out with all the spiritual energy of Lloyd's other Atlantic albums, yet also seems to have a bit more of a groove, too! The setting is live, and the tracks are nice and long – allowing ample room for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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Joe LocoLatin Jewels ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Good+ ... $9.99
Classic mellow Latin groovers from Joe, and one of the nicer sides he ever cut for Fantasy. The record's got Joe working with his quintet on a mixture of Latin standards – like "Frenesi", "Sin Ti", "Perfida", and "Amor, Amor, Amor" – and the ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has heavy edge wear and some gloss peel on front.)

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Franz Loffler & Pierre Favre300 Year Old Goodies All Jazzed Up ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of those groovy jazz meets classical projects from the French scene of the 60s – featuring guitar from Loffler and drums from Pierre Favre! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Al Lombardy & His OrchestraBoppin ... LP
Dot, Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Barbara LongSoul ... LP
Savoy, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A very hip album of vocal jazz – recorded by the underground singer Barbara Long, a righteous east coast talent who cut a very small amount of work during the 60s. This set's got Long backed by a small group that includes Booker Ervin, Billy Howell, and Nat Phipps – and Ervin's tenor ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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Jeff LorberIn The Heat Of The Night ... LP
Arista, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sweet fusion grooving from Jeff Lorber – going strong here in a tight early 80s mode that combines jazz and R&B with effortless ease! The leadoff title track is a catchy groover, done with lead vocals by Jeff and Maurice Starr – but most of the other tracks on the set are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jeff LorberJeff Lorber Fusion (text cover) ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A killer set from keyboardist Jeff Lorber – an artist who really had a lot to offer back here in his early years! Unlike some of Lorber's later albums, which could always be a bit too smooth, this one's got a sharp-edged groove and a stripped-down quartet lineup – a group that mixes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeff Lorber FusionGalaxian ... LP
Arista, 1981. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The Jeff Lorber group makes a move into R&B with a few tracks on this set – adding in vocals to their core sweet fusion approach, but in a style that totally makes sense! Lorber's always had a great way with a soulful tune – working with both electric and acoustic keys in a style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jeff Lorber FusionWater Sign ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A landmark set of fusion from Jeff Lorber – the major label debut of his group, and the virtual blueprint for a sound that many would try to copy over the years, but never quite match! The style's almost a summation of the CTI/Kudu approaches of the mid 70s – with Lorber setting down a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lounge LizardsNo Pain For Cakes ... LP
Island, 1987. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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✨✧ Jacques LoussierPlay Bach Jazz Vol 3 ... LP
London, 1963. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Mono red label pressing. Label has a large drillhole. Cover has a spot of red marker on one corner.)

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Jimmie LuncefordJimmie Lunceford In Hi-Fi ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Jimmie LuncefordOriginal Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra ... LP
Dot, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Gloria LynneGloria Lynne Calender ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
There's a pretty loose theme to this one – because although the album's supposed to have a "calender" concept, one in which Gloria runs through tunes for every month of the year, the adherence to this mode is a bit loose, and the choice of songs hardly reflects the months. Still, ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing on Life. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jimmy LyonsOther Afternoons ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Jimmy Lyons' recordings for BYG/Actuel are among some of the best for the label, and this one from 1969 is a stellar session that features Lester Bowie on trumpet, Alan Silva on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums. All players are excellent, and they play together in a set of free tracks in which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has some fogginess towards the end of each side that plays with faint noise, only noticable during the quieter parts.)
 
 



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