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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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Andre PrevinMusic Of The Young Hollywood Composers ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Stereo Dynagroove pressing.)

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Andre PrevinPal Joey ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
Surprisingly nice stuff – especially considering that the album was one in a string of Previn piano sessions for Contemporary – all based around Broadway themes as part of the success of his My Fair Lady date with Shelly Manne! This set still features Manne on drums – and Red ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Andre Previn & His PalsGigi ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Andre Previn's got some very hip pals here – drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Red Mitchell – both frequent partners during the late 50s, especially on this classic run of jazz-Broadway records for Contemporary! The spirit here is very much like that of the famous My Fair Lady date made ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging on the spine.)

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Andre Previn & Russ FreemanDouble Play! ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good ... $24.99
A goofy title and cover – but a really unique session of two-piano jazz, recorded with Russ Freeman and Andre Previn on the keys, plus only the drums of Shelly Manne to provide additional support! The sound is really great – and Previn's especially wonderful here, really stretching out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre Previn/Shelly Manne/Red MitchellWest Side Story ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging on the spine, but looks great otherwise.)

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Arthur PrysockMr Arthur Prysock & Guest ... LP
Old Town, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Red PrysockFruit Boots ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Raw tenor from this great R&B talent – with tracks that include "The Shakers", "Fruit Boots", "Red Rock", "Plaid Laces", "What Next", "The Fox", and "Lulu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing. Cover has some oxidation under the gloss.)

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Don PullenEvidence Of Things Unseen ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Sensitive solo work from Don Pullen – just the kind of record that demonstrates why he was one of the few free players of his generation who could also grab a bit slice of mainstream ears as well! Some moments on the set are quite unbridled, but never without a sense of structure – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don PullenFive To Go ... LP
Horo (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A rare one from Pullen – a mid 70s Italian recording that's got two side-long solo piano pieces: "Five To Go" and "Four Move". The album has a warm introspective quality that's really great – Pullen meandering a bit, but in that way that always works for him, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don PullenHealing Force ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Free-flowing piano magic from Don Pullen – a seminal solo session, and a great illustration of Pullen's powers on his own! Don's got a wonderfully sensitive approach here – a style that's dripping with soul, and which moves past simple jazz solo modes into a world of sounds and shapes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don PullenJazz A Confronto ... LP
Horo (Italy), 1975. Very Good- ... $19.99
A lost 70s set from pianist Don Pullen – recorded in Rome in 1975, with a quartet of Mingus contemporaries that includes George Adams on tenor and flute, David Williams on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums! The tracks are long and stretched-out, and the best moments of the album have the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Most of the record is VG+, but the last track, "Traceys Of Daniel", has a mark that clicks then skips.)

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Don PullenSolo Piano Album ... LP
Sackville, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Really wonderful work from Don Pullen – solo material, and some of his most soulful sides of the 70s – done in this long-flowing style that's completely sublime! Pullen's really at his best in this format – working in a way that's very free, but never overindulgent or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Don Pullen/Chico FreemanWarriors ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Bold sounds from this hip quartet of American players – working here on an early session for the Black Saint label, in a recording that's got a really great sense of focus! The album's dominated by the two-part track "Warriors Dance" – a number that builds beautifully on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alton PurnellAlton Purnell Live ... LP
77 Records (UK), 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
Features Alton Purnell on piano and a bit of vocals – with Keith Smith on trumpet and Mike Sherborne on trombone – plus John Deferary on clarinet, Paul Seeley on banjo, Brian Turnock on bass, and Dave Evans on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony Purrone/Jeff Fuller/Frank BennettExpansion ... LP
Quadrangle, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Features Tony Purrone on guitar, Jeff Fuller on bass, and Frank Bennett on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a small bit of pen, and cover has splitting on top and bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Quartette Tres BienFour Of A Kind ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A groovy batch of soul jazz numbers – wonderful work from this long-gone quartet that mixed piano, bass, drums, and percussion, into a mode that was softer than the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and more complicated percussively than most of their contemporaries – grooving in a slightly exotic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Quartette Tres BienKilimanjaro (Decca pressing) ... LP
Decca, 1964. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the earliest albums from the legendary Quartette Tres Bien – the hip piano combo from the St Louis scene – one who were almost to that city's jazz world what Ramsey Lewis was to Chicago! Unlike other piano groups of the time, which were trios, the Quartette featured an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting in the seams and spine, with some marker and pen on back.)

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Alvin QueenAshanti ... LP
Nilva (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Fantastic work from drummer Alvin Queen – spiritual, soulful, and leaping around with joy and magic! The set features a totally hip group – with James Spaulding on alto and flute, Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Billy Saxton on tenor, and John Hicks on piano – and it's got a post-70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Alvin Queen & Dusko GoykovichDay In Holland ... LP
Nilva, 1983. Very Good ... $16.99
One of the hardest-grooving 80s albums from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – thanks to some great leadership here from drummer Alvin Queen! The record has a fierce groove from the get-go – and like most of the sides issued on Queen's Nilva label, there's a fire and energy here that almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing.)

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✨✧ Paul Quinichette, Buck Clayton, Nat Pierce, et alBasie Reunions (2LP pressing – Basie Reunion/For Basie) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
The title tells the tale on this one – as the session's a studio meeting of players all associated with Count Basie over the years – captured here in a style that's much more laidback and relaxed than the usual Basie set! This a 70s repackaging of sessions originally issued as 2 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Quintetto Saint PaulModernissim ... LP
Splasch (Italy), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A hip group in the best Splasch Records mode – never too far out, and with a really interesting sense of sound. The group features Ezio Baracco on alto and soprano, Danilo Pala on tenor, Fulvio Trudu on vibes, Felice Cipolla on bass, and Fulvio Rolando on drums – with guest work from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaCosmo Sun Connection ... LP
Recommended/Saturn (UK), 1984. Near Mint- ... $239.99
One of the more obscure Sun Ra albums of the 80s – a set that was initially pressed up by Recommended in a very small amount on vinyl, but easily one of the more compelling Arkestra sets from the time! Given that other 80s efforts often show the Arkestra moving towards a tighter, more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a white sleeve with a yellow paper paste-on cover. Top seam has a very small split, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Sun RaGod Is More Than Love Can Ever Be ... LP
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1979. Sealed ... $14.99
One of the rarest 70s albums in the Sun Ra catalog – and one of the most unique, too – given that the format here is a piano trio, of the style often used by other jazz musicians – but completely transformed here in the hands of Ra! The music is sometimes straight, but always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole in one corner.)
Also available God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Sun RaHeliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 1 ... LP
ESP, 1965. Very Good ... $99.99
A seminal set from Sun Ra – even if it's one of his few 60s albums not on the Saturn label! The set was done for ESP during the glory days of that avant powerhouse – a perfect match, given the Arkestra's relocation to New York, and the label's ability to reach out to big new audiences ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with ear, including the ESP inner sleeve. Label has a peeled spot from sticker removal. Cover has some surface wear, a sticker spot, and small seam splits.)

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Sun RaHeliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 2 ... LP
ESP, 1966. Very Good+ ... $49.99
The second set of Heliocentric tracks that Ra recorded for ESP, with a freer feel, and a little bit more crazy playing than the first one. Ra and the group play a lot of percussion, and reed duties are held by Robert Cummings, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Marshall Allen. Ra plays tuned bongoes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & purple label pressing, in a West 55 St cover. Cover has a small cutout hole and some splitting in the top seam.)
Also available Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Sun RaLost Arkestra Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Kindred Spirits/Art Yard (Netherlands), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A limited edition vinyl nugget – one that brings forth three rare tracks from the Cosmo Earth Fantasy project! First up is the beautiful "World Of Africa" – a tune that's partly chanted vocals over percussion, partly skittish guitar that dips and turns all over the groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSun Embassy ... LP
Roaratorio, 1968/1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Rare late 60s material from the Sun Ra Arkestra – all recorded at their home turf in Philly at the time – in the very comfortable setting of the Sun Studios! The music here is really beautiful – different than some of the more freewheeling live performances of the period, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSun Ra Featuring Pharoah Sanders & Black Harold (Superior Viaduct) ... LP
Saturn, 1964. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Landmark work from Sun Ra – a rare 1964 performance that features some very early work from Pharoah Sanders, a good deal of which is appearing here for the first time ever! The material was recorded at Judson Hall – and marks a great large venue performance by the Arkestra on the New ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Sun RaSun Song (aka Jazz By Sun Ra) ... LP
Transition/Delmark, 1956. Near Mint- ... $43.99
Sun Ra's first album as a leader – originally issued on the Transition label, but presented here in its better-known incarnation by Delmark Records! Even at this early point, Ra had a sound unlike any of his contemporaries – large group and modern, but not in a way that showed any ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label West Grand pressing in a West Grand cover.)

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Boyd RaeburnFraternity Rush ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Mono 6 eye pressing, with deep groove.)

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Boyd RaeburnTeen Rock ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An unusual turn for bandleader Boyd Raeburn – on an album with vocals by Ginnie Powell and arrangements by Stanley Baum! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a vintage price sticker, light wear, and a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Don Ralke with Buddy ColletteBongo Madness ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
An excellent session of exotica-tinged Latin jazz – put together by pianist Don Ralke, and featuring some great work from flute player Buddy Collette – in a spirit that's very similar to Collette's own classic Jazz Heat Bongo Beat album! The set's also got some great bongo work by Jack ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)

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Louie RamirezTribute To Cal Tjader ... LP
Caiman, 1986. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A fantastic tribute to the great Cal Tjader – and a set that features heavy contributions from the equally-wonderful Louie Ramirez – a vibist whose 60s work had as much influence on Latin sounds as the best records by Cal! The set was recorded in the late 80s, but has a vibe that's a ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy RaneyJimmy Raney 1955 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $69.99
Great small group work from this excellent guitarist – with John Wilson on trumpet and Hall Overton on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but no splits – and is nice overall.)

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Jimmy RaneyJimmy Raney With Sonny Clark ... LP
Vogue (Japan), 1954. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A classic French session from one of the greatest American jazz guitarists of the 50s – the legendary Jimmy Raney, a player who mixed his hard-edge tone with a magically fluid groove! Jimmy's playing here on some great single-note lines – alongside a set of players that include Bobby ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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Fred RaulstonOpen Stream ... LP
Inner City, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Fred Raulston with Martha Burks & Chet BakerWould You Believe ... LP
Jazz Mark, 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Quite an unusual session for Chet Baker – a date led by vibist Fred Raulston, with vocals by Martha Burks! LP, Vinyl record album

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Vi ReddBird Call (Solid State) ... LP
Solid State, 1963/1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
An excellent bit of early 60s soulbop – and one of two rare albums ever cut by the obscure female alto player Vi Redd, one of the few women sax players of her generation to get recorded! The album's got an easygoing groove that's mighty nice – a touch of R&B at times, but not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam and light wear.)

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✨✧ Vi ReddLady Soul ... LP
Atco, 1962/1963. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever issued by female alto player Vi Redd – a really unique artist, and a greatly overlooked talent from the time! Vi's got a wonderfully warm approach – and she often sings in addition to playing alto sax – with this vocal style that's really great, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan & blue label pressing. Cover has wear and initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Dewey RedmanSoundsigns ... LP
Galaxy, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Django ReinhardtDjangology ... LP
RCA, 1949/1950. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam and half split top.)

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Django ReinhardtSwing It Lightly (aka Django Reinhardt Joue Avec Les Guitars Unlimited) ... LP
Barclay/Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A weird and wonderful chapter in the career of Django Reinhardt – a posthumous album that has his solo guitar parts taken from older Barclay albums, then reworked with added 60s sounds from Guitars Unlimited! The approach is totally great – an all-guitar groove that has the newer combo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing from the 70s. Cover has light wear.)

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Django Reinhardt & Stephane GrappelliDjango Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France ... LP
GNP/Crescendo, Late 30s. Very Good ... $7.99
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(UK Ace Of Clubs pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Don Rendell & Bobby JasparRencontre A Paris ... LP
Swing/Vogue, 1955. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A wonderful example of the openness of the Paris scene in the 50s – and a record that's co-led by Belgian Bobby Jaspar and British Don Rendell – both of whom play tenors on the set! The rest of the group includes Sacha Distel on guitar, David Amram on cornet, Maurice Vander on piano, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese reissue from the 90s – long out of print, and with the original insert!)

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetChange Is (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1969. Sealed ... $18.99
Change is certainly in the air for the famous group of tenorist Don Rendell and trumpeter Ian Carr – partly because this final set has some slight shifts in personnel, and partly because a few elements point the way towards new directions that Carr would take in the 70s! The core energy of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Change Is (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetPhase III (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1968. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The third legendary album from the Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet – and a set that really has the combo stretching out in the new kind of freedoms offered by the Landsowne series at the time! The group had already made fantastic waves on their previous two albums – but here, the songs ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Phase III (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Henri ReneMusic For The Weaker Sex ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear and some splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Henry Rene & His OrchestraRiot In Rhythm ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Return To ForeverMusic Magic ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Lots of musical magic here – a further extension of the Return To Forever vibe that helped Chick Corea find some of his best energy of the 70s! The style is still as tightly focused as before, but also opens up with a bit more soul, too – trading some slight moments of jamming for a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Return To ForeverNo Mystery ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitar. As you'd expect from this crew, this is some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Return To ForeverRomantic Warrior ... LP
CBS, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the hardest-jamming Return To Forever albums – recorded with the post-Brazilian lineup that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Lenny White on percussion, and Al DiMeola on guitars. Corea's very firmly in the lead – stretching out in heavy keyboard romps ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Return to ForeverThe Best of Return to Forever ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Revolutionary EnsembleManhattan Cycles ... LP
India Navigation, 1972. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Leroy Jenkins, Sirone, and Jerome Cooper lay down a classic session of loft jazz from the early 70s! The record features one long track – laid out over both sides, and with a good raw post-ESP sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 1. Cover has light wear.)

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Rita Reys & Oliver NelsonRita Reys Meets Oliver Nelson ... LP
Philips (Holland), 1965. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Rita Reys meets Oliver Nelson – and a host of other great jazz talents, including Lee Konitz, Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, and Klaus Doldinger! The tracks on the set are all standards, but they're done in the tightly swinging style of Nelson's best backing work for vocalists at the time ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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Rita Reys with Wessel Ilken & Jazz MessengersCool Voice Of Rita Reys (Philips) ... LP
Philips, 1956. Near Mint- ... $34.99
In the immediate post-war years, the Dutch jazz scene was one of the first to emerge with a sophisticated understanding of the American jazz form. Rita Reys was one of the country's leading talents in this respect, and she had a wonderfully cool vocal style that was similar to American singers ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the few rare vocal sessions recorded by Buddy Rich – and a surprisingly swinging album that makes us wonder why he didn't record more like this! Arrangements are by Buddy Bregman, who was always the great man at Verve for backing less-confident singers – and unlike other Buddy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichDifferent Drummer ... LP
RCA, 1971. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A 70s gem from Buddy Rich – a session that's cut with some really tightly arranged backings, but done in a way that actually has Buddy kicking the kit even more than usual! Some of the best tunes on the set have a really wicked sense of funk – one that uses a bit more space than in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy RichThis One's For Basie ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, and a tiny hint of splitting on the top seam – but this is a great copy overall.)

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Buddy Rich & Harry Sweets EdisonBuddy & Sweets ... LP
Norgran, 1955. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Buddy keeps things nice and Sweet on this session – pairing up with trumpeter Edison in a nicely swinging set of tunes that opens up with the best Verve approach of the 50s! The group features Jimmy Rowles on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, and John Simmons on bass – working with Rich ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. NOTE – Cover is stained and flaky on 3 inches along the spine, with a half split bottom seam.)

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Buddy Rich/Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A pretty hip record – a lot cooler than you'd expect from Buddy Rich! The record features Rich playing with a group of Indian musicians lead by Alla Rakha on tabla, conducted by Ravi Shankar, who also wrote all the material on the album – and Paul Horn also joins the group for a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
Some of the best work ever from one of the most under-acknowledged jazz composers and arrangers of the 50s! Johnny Richards is probably best known for his recordings with Stan Kenton in the early part of the decade – but when he moved out on his own, he developed a tremendous sound that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove. Back cover has some light staining.)

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Dannie RichmondDionysius ... LP
Red (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Proof that Dannie Richmond had a lot more to offer than just his drumming with Charles Mingus! The album's a stunning post-Mingus set that shows Richmond in command of a hip group of Mingus-ites – but working in a style that has much of its own manners and quirks! The album features 2 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nelson RiddleCommunication ... LP
MPS, 1971. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Incredible grooves! This album's one of two that Nelson Riddle recorded for the MPS label in Germany – and it's a swirling blend jazz, funk, Latin, and easy – unlike any other Riddle record we can think of! The album's a masterpiece of careful arrangement – and starts with tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Sam Rivers & Dave HollandSam Rivers & Dave Holland Vol 2 ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Side one, a side-long piece called "Ripples" is a duet with Rivers on flute and Holland on bass. Side two is another long duet, "Deluge", featuring Rivers on piano with Holland on bass again. Both pieces are a bit over 23 minutes apiece. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Sam Rivers & Mario SchianoRendez-Vous ... LP
Red/Vedette (Italy), 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An excellent Italian session by Sam Rivers – cut right around the same time as his classic work for the Horo label, and done in a very similar spirit! The work shows Rivers really opening up in the setting – blowing with intensity one moment, and a carefully introspective style the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Max RoachConversations (Speak, Brother, Speak/Deeds, Not Words) ... LP
Fantasy, 1958/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Nice Prestige 2-fer from the 70s that brings together 2 great albums. Speak, Brother, Speak is solid righteous jazz from the Max Roach of the 60s – recorded at a time when the player was really breaking away from his straighter hardbop roots, and delving deeper into more freely soulful jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words (second cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(60s ABC/Riverside stereo pressing.)

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Max RoachM'Boom ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A later percussion ensemble album by Max Roach – one done in the style of some of his earlier 60s percussion experiments, but with a fuller scope, and a more serious feel overall. The ensemble was first formed in 1970, but recorded here with a very ambitious tone as part of Columbia's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Max RoachMax ... LP
Argo, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Killer set of bop tracks recorded by Max and other NY bop heavy hitters – like Hank Mobley and Kenny Dorham – plus a guest appearance by Ramsey Lewis on piano, in one of his few non-Chicago, non-trio sides! The record's got that great kind of energy that Roach could hit when he really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing in a black & white cover, with a small cutout notch.)

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Max RoachMax Roach + 4 & More (unreleased tracks) ... LP
EmArcy (Japan), 1956. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An obscure set by Max Roach – not to be confused with the Max Roach + 4 album – but a rare Japanese-only collection of bonus material from the same sessions! The material never came out at the time – which makes this record as much of a treasure for jazz collectors – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Phonogram pressing including the insert.)

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Max Roach & Anthony BraxtonBirth & Rebirth ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Sealed ... $19.99
A wonderful step forward for drummer Max Roach – working here in very creative company with saxophonist Anthony Braxton! Although Roach could have easily rested on his laurels as a famous bop drummer – and have spent endless years touring on highly-paid revival/reunion tours – he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

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Max Roach with Billy HarperLift Every Voice and Sing ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A beautiful blend of jazz, voices, and soul – a landmark record in Max Roach's vocal experimental tradition, and a fitting companion piece to Billy Harper's classic Capra Black album – an equally soulful blend of styles! Like Capra Black, this set features Harper's sharp and soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover, with light wear, sticker spot, and partially removed promo sticker.)

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Luckey Roberts & Willie 'The Lion' SmithLuckey & The Lion – Harlem Piano Solos ... LP
Good Time Jazz, 1958. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Red label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Marcus RobertsTruth Is Spoken Here ... LP
Novus/RCA, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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RobledoRobledo No Claridge ... LP
RGE (Brazil), Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
A great combo album from Brazil – featuring pianist Robledo in a cool group that also features vibes, percussion, and guitar! Very cool and jazzy! (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Red RodneyRed, White & Blues ... LP
Muse, 1976. Sealed ... $6.99
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Red Rodney & Ira SullivanSpirit Within ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Really beautiful work from the team of Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – hardly the sort of stuff we might have heard from the players a decade or two before – and a sophisticated batch of tunes that has them stretching out in rich musical directions! There's little of the boppish roots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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✨✧ Guilherme RodriguesMuito Prazer ... LP
Amigo E Pra Essas Coisas (Brazil), 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Sweet album of Brazilian fusion from the early 80s, with the good mix of Brazilian rhythms and warm reed and piano solo styles that so many groups were playing with at the time. Guilherme Rodriguez plays alto and flute with a group that includes Ronie Mesquita on drums and Andre Dequech on piano ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobbi Rogers & Gene BertonciniCrystal & Velvet ... LP
Focus, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A very cool, very unusual album from the hip singer Bobbi Rogers – a vocalist we might put in the company of Blossom Dearie! The set features Bobbi singing with great guitar accompaniment from Gene Bertoncini – on titles that include "Once You've Been In Love", "Two For ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shorty RogersAfro-Cuban Influence ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $4.99
A wonderful album of Latin grooves from Shorty! The record is one of his best, and features a whopping array of percussionists – including Carlos Vidal, Modesto Duran, and Mike Pacheco all coming into play with Shorty's west coast style of arrangements, tweaked greatly here to pick up an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, half split top seam, and a center split in the spine.)

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Shorty RogersGigi In Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $12.99
Much better than you might guess – thanks to a tight combo that features Shorty on trumpet, Bill Holman on tenor, Larry Bunker on vibes, and Pete Jolly on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersJazz Waltz ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Sealed ... $24.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK pressing on Pure Pleasure.)

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Shorty RogersMartians Come Back! ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $5.99
One of Shorty Rogers' greatest records – and a very nice set of tight west coast arrangements that really shows off the Rogers sense of sparkle and swing – a vibe that definitely comes through in the famous cover image too! Shorty wrote nearly all of the tracks, and the writing's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Shorty RogersShorty In Stereo (Martians Come Back) ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
Kind of an unusual variation on the Martians Come Back album – done during a time when record labels almost saw their stereo releases as a completely different product! The tracks aren't the same entirely as Martians – although the album does include "Astral Alley" and "C ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove!)

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Shorty Rogers & His GiantsClickin' With Clax ... LP
Atlantic (UK), 1978. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A gem of a record from Shorty Rogers – a set recorded in the mid 50s for Atlantic, but never issued at the time – making it not only a hell of an album, but a great discovery too! Shorty's in wonderful form here – working with some of the best modes learned on his RCA sides, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBridge ... LP
RCA, 1962. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Sonny RollinsDon't Stop The Carnival ... LP
Milestone, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Despite the title, which seems a bit silly, the album's actually one of Sonny's best from the 70s – an open-ended live set, recorded with a group that features both electric and acoustic piano, plus guitar and electric bass in the rhythm section – making for a nice slightly funky groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Sonny RollinsLast Time I Saw Paris/Just In Time ... 7-inch
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
(Funky 45's, Jazz) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins In Japan ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums of the 70s – a Japanese-only live date that features some excellent work on both tenor and soprano sax! The group has a really great feel – thanks to congas by Mtume and guitar from Yoshiaki Masuo – both of whom bring some new elements to Rollins' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing! Back cover has a small bit of light aging, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A crackling bit of hardbop from Sonny Rollins – and a session that has Sonny playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group that included Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano! Sonny had already made a strong name for himself on albums issued under the Roach/Brown tag at the time, and here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Sonny Rollins Plus 4 ... CD 3.99

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Sonny RollinsTaking Care Of Business ... LP
Prestige/Milestone, 1955. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Early bop work by Sonny Rollins – from his Prestige years! Like other Milestone two-fers that were issued in the 70s, this set goes back and collects work recorded within the same time frame, and comprises material that was otherwise issued on Work Time, Tenor Madness, Sonny Boy and Tour De ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTenor Madness ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A groundbreaking album from Rollins, largely for the extended track "Tenor Madness", which runs on for 13 minutes, and features him and Coltrane blowing head to head – redefining the sound of the tenor sax in jazz through the course of that amazing track! Backing is by the Red ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsTour De Force ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful Rollins work from the bop years – served up cracklin' hot, in a group with Kenny Drew on piano and Max Roach on drums. The obscure vocalist Earl Coleman checks in on two numbers – "Two Different Worlds" and "My Ideals" – giving a nice glimpse of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Wallace RoneyVerses ... LP
Muse, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A really soaring set from trumpeter Wallace Roney – as tight an album as he ever cut in his early days, working here with a group that includes Mulgrew Miller, Tony Williams, Gary Thomas, and Charnett Moffett. The tracks are mostly longish – with Roney blowing in that proud, full mode ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle OrchestraWhat's New ... LP
Asylum, 1983. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Wally Rose/Clancy HayesCakewalk To Lindy Hop ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover and label have a bit of pen.)

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Frank Rosolino & Conte CandoliJust Friends ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
This album's a "partner" to the duo's other MPS album, Conversation, which (like this one) was also recorded during a one-week engagement at the Domicile nightclub in Munich. The group features great rhythm work from bassist Isla Eckinger, pianist Rob Pronk, and drummer Todd Canedy. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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Annie Ross with Zoot SimsGasser! ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Great stuff – one of Annie Ross' rare albums as a solo act away from her trio with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert – and a great little session cut with small combo jazz backing, which gives the song a nice swinging edge! Zoot Sims is the main soloist on the tunes, Russ Freeman lays ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging and very small seam splits.)

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Ronnie RossStompin' With The Ronnie Ross Quintet ... LP
Ember (UK), Late 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
British reedman Ronnie Ross really shines brightly on this set – a well-crafted batch of tunes that takes a great lead from his strong work on baritone sax! The sound is somewhat tightly arranged – a bit in a US west coast mode from the time – but the groove's also a bit looser ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light water staining near the bottom.)

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Ross De Luxe Syncopators/Savoy BearcatsRoss De Luxe Syncopators/Savoy Bearcats ... LP
Collectors Items (UK), Mid 20s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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