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✨✧ Nat AdderleyThat's Nat ... CD
Savoy/Columbia (Japan), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real smoker from a young Nat Adderley – a session that has the leader on cornet, working in a tight hardbop combo with Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! The tracks are all nicely sharp-edge – that soulful ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker with Strings ... CD
Columbia, 1953/1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chet Baker on trumpet, Zoot Sims on tenor sax, Russ Freeman on piano & Shelly Manne on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Tony Bennett & Count BasieIn Person! (gold CD) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony Bennett & Dave BrubeckBennett/Brubeck – The White House Sessions – Live 1962 ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A famous pairing of talents from the early 60s – Columbia Records giants Dave Brubeck and Tony Bennett, both recorded at a time when that label was at the forefront of jazz in the US – joined up for a special performance at the end of the set! The special performance was done at the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Terence BlanchardMalcolm X – The Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Conducted & composed by Terence Blanchard. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BrubeckGone With The Wind ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice little album from Brubeck – one that's mostly comprised of old-fashioned type tunes, but which all take on a hip new light in the hands of his classic quartet! As usual, Paul Desmond's one of the main assets of the set – working with Brubeck to forge a slightly off-b ... read more CD
(Out of print Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of Eurasia ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... $5.99
Dave Brubeck takes on the Eurasian scene – with wonderfully groovy results! The album's one of Brubeck's first in the "impressions" series, and it's a really colorful assortment of tunes – tracks with some lyrical and exotic moments that come through strongly, and which ... read more CD
(Out of print, name in pen over barcode.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of New York ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used ... $3.99
New York's a mighty big place, but it's got a nicely intimate feel in this 60s set from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – one of the combo's overlooked gems from their years on Columbia! The music is all from the TV show Mr Broadway, but there's hardly a showtune feel to the set – and instead ... read more CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckThis Is Jazz 3 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Take Five", "Gone With The Wind", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Pennies From Heaven", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", and "When You Wish Upon A Star". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Out ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty ... read more CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck & Jimmy RushingBrubeck & Rushing (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest collaborations of Dave Brubeck's years at Columbia Records – and one of the greatest jazz sessions from vocalist Jimmy Rushing too! On paper, the modernist Brubeck and Kansas City roots singer Rushing would seem to be a very unlikely pair – but by this time in his ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Donald Byrd & Gigi GryceComplete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
Columbia/Lonehill (Spain), 1957. Used ... $9.99
Incredible work from the team of Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce – crisp modern jazz, filled with soul, and never failing to swing! During the time of these recordings, Gryce was one hell of an arranger – with a tight ensemble approach that worked magic in a small combo setting. He was ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Cab CallowayBest Of The Big Bands – Cab Calloway Featuring Chu Berry ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s. Used ... $3.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar (4CD set) (amp box edition) ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 4 CDs ... $36.99
Amazing work from guitarist Charlie Christian – an artist who only recorded for a few short years before an untimely early death – but a player whose work went onto have a huge impact on both the guitar and jazz music in general for years to come! Charlie's playing has a sharp edge ... read more CD
(Out of print first pressing – in the cool amp-styled box!)

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Rosemary Clooney with Duke EllingtonBlue Rose (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used ... $3.99
Fantastic stuff, and proof that Rosemary Clooney was always one heck of a great singer – with strengths in jazz that you didn't always hear in her pop work! As you'd guess from the cover, Duke Ellington's leading the group on the album – and most of the tracks here are older Ellington ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Coltrane & Wilbur HardenMainstream 1958 – The East Coast Jazz Scene (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Savoy/Columbia (Japan), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible chapter of John Coltrane's early career – one of a pair of albums he cut with trumpeter Wilbur Harden for Savoy records! The title's a bit misleading, as the sound here really isn't "mainstream" at all – but more in the longer modal mode that would emerge more ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark ... read more CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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Miles DavisBitches Brew (Original Master Recording – Hybrid SACD pressing) ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used 2CD Gatefold ... $46.99
One of the few cases in jazz where an oft-played classic still resonates with power! The record itself is a key cap to Miles Davis' already-groundbreaking years of the 60s – a bold step forward, not just for his nascent electric sound, but also for jazz in general – and the benchmark ... read more CD
(Limited, numbered edition packaged in a cool LP-style gatefold sleeve.)

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Miles DavisCircle In The Round – Unreleased Recordings 1955 to 1970 ... CD
Columbia, Mid 50s/1960s/Early 70s/1979. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
An excellent set that spans the gamut of Miles' work on Columbia – from his early hardbop sides to his later experimental ones! All of the material on the 2LP set was unreleased until the time of this release in 1979 – and the album features Miles in the company of a wide variety of ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisComplete Columbia Recordings 1963 to 1964 – Seven Steps (7CD box set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963/1964. Used 7CD & Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Collects material from Seven Steps To Heaven, Quiet Nights, Miles Davis In Europe, My Funny Valentine, Four & More, Miles In Tokyo, and Miles In Berlin – plus tracks that appeared on Directions and other compilations as well as plenty of previously unissued material. CD
(Out of print first pressing – in the metal case and slipcover.)

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Miles DavisESP ... CD
Columbia, 1965. Used ... $3.99
An album of dark and subtle beauty – and still one of our favorite Miles Davis albums of all time! The set's not as earth-shattering as some of Davis' other work of the 60s, but that's why we like it so much – because the emerging genius of the group with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisFilles De Kilimanjaro (original master recording) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A dark blend of acoustic and electric modes from Miles Davis – a set that still has him working with elements of the classic 60s quintet, but which also brings in a stronger emphasis on electric piano too! The rhythms here are really fantastic – ready to burst forth into a whole new ... read more CD
(Numbered limited edition Original Master Recording Super Audio CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisIn A Silent Way ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nothing "silent" here – as the album's a bold entry in the electric years of Miles Davis – one that still features contributions from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams – but which also expands the lineup considerably – really reaching out ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue (Gold CD) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $22.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Kind Of Blue (mono) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, ... read more CD
Also available
Kind Of Blue (Gold CD) ... CD 22.99
Kind Of Blue (mono) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisMan With The Horn (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice little later album from Miles Davis – one that still has some sharp edges and interesting moments that refine the earlier electric sound of the 70s! Teo Macero's still producing here, and he gives the record a focus that really brings the best sound out of the tunes – and ... read more CD
(Out of print, Master Sound pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... CD
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A good collection of work from Miles' early days at Columbia working with Coltrane, up through the pre-Bitches Brew years with the classic Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams lineup. Titles include "Walkin (live)", "All Blues (live)", "Someday My ... read more CD
Also available Miles Davis' Greatest Hits (Columbia) ... LP 14.99

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Miles DavisMiles Smiles ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1966. Used ... $12.99
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 CD
(Blu-spec CD2, includes obi.)
Also available Miles Smiles (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 9.99

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Miles DavisMiles Smiles (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Mobile Fidelity/Columbia, 1966. Used Gatefold ... $32.99
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 CD
(Limited numbered hybrid SACD edition.)

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Miles DavisMilestones (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... $3.99
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers ... read more CD
Also available Milestones (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisNefertiti (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Dark genius from the always-amazing Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that's a bit more subtle than some of the group's other efforts, but no less powerful – and virtually a blueprint for countless changes to come in jazz during the next few decades! The interplay of Davis' ... read more CD
(Limited, numbered edition SACD.)

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Miles DavisPangaea (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1975. Used 2 CD Gatefold ... $24.99
Japanese electric Miles, featuring 2 long tracks – "Zimbabwe" and "Gondwana" – spread out over the course of a sweet double live set! The album gives Miles and the group plenty of room to groove and stretch out – hitting notes that are both funky and noisy, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisPorgy & Bess (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1958. Used Gatefold ... $27.99
Way more than just a simple version of work from Porgy & Bess – and instead, a key collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans – done with a sound that really transforms the tunes! True, the work here is all based on George Gershwin's original compositions – but through ... read more CD
(Limited numbered hybrid SACD edition.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisRound About Midnight ... CD
Columbia, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk may have written the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it all his own here – blowing with a subtle moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia Records years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the ... read more CD
(Columbia Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an ... read more CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an ... read more CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisSorcerer (original master recording) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Another bold new direction for the legendary Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that has some of the angular styles of earlier albums, but also a bit more of the flowing grace to come in the electric years! A key illustration of this is the leadoff track "Prince Of Darkness" ... read more CD
(Numbered, limited Hybrid Super Audio CD – on Mobile Fidelity!)

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Miles DavisTribute To Jack Johnson (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1971. Used Gatefold ... $29.99
A masterful tribute from one bad cat to another – and easily one of Miles Davis' greatest electric albums ever! The album's got a powerful, epic sort of feel – a renewed focus after the looser style of Bitches Brew, and the 70s live albums – and one that mixes a deeper funky ... read more CD
(Limited, numbered edition. SACD pressing.)

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Miles DavisYou're Under Arrest (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1984. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
Sweeter studio Miles Davis from the 80s – a record that takes the 70s electric experiments and fuses them into a sound that's got a lot more R&B influence than before! The style is a bit poppy at times, but never in a way that's too slick – and often, Davis is using his muted ... read more CD

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Miles Davis & Gil EvansComplete Columbia Studio Recordings – Miles Davis & Gil Evans (6CD box set) ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s. Used 6 CDs & Book ... $39.99
Heavenly sounds from these two musical masters – all their classic albums, and lots of bonus material too! CD
(Out of print original pressing with textured box & engraved, golden metal hinge.)

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneComplete Columbia Recordings 1955 to 1961 – Miles Davis & John Coltrane (6CD longbox set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 6 CDs ... $44.99
Loads of material from this famous pair – issued on albums that include Jazz Track, Round Midnight, Milestones, Kind Of Blue, Someday My Prince Will Come, Miles & Monk At Newport – and lots of other obscure compilation tracks and unissued numbers! CD
(Out of print, small cutout mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Al Di MeolaThis Is Jazz ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
11 tracks from the late 70s to early 80s selected & sequenced by James Isaacs. CD

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Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $1.99
Deep and bluesy work from the all-star Ellington group of the late 50s – a beautifully recorded album that moves way past the simple cliche of its title! The set features a host of original tunes from Duke Ellington and other members of the group – and players include Jimmy Hamilton on ... read more CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Deep and bluesy work from the all-star Ellington group of the late 50s – a beautifully recorded album that moves way past the simple cliche of its title! The set features a host of original tunes from Duke Ellington and other members of the group – and players include Jimmy Hamilton on ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke's Men – The Small Groups Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 30s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Work by Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters, and Rex Stewart & His 52nd Street Stompers. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonSuch Sweet Thunder (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1957. Used ... $5.99
Excellent Duke Ellington work from the late 50s – written and recorded during a period in which he was reemerging with a stronger jazz vision than ever before! The set was written by Ellington and Strayhorn – and dedicated to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario – but ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Don EllisTears Of Joy/Connection ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. Used ... $11.99
A pair of classics from Don Ellis – back to back in a single set! Tears Of Joy is one of the greatest albums ever from funky trumpeter Don Ellis – partly because he takes off in a whole new direction of tones and sounds! Don blows both a quarter-tone trumpet and four-valve trombone ... read more CD

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Bill EvansBill Evans Piano Player (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
Bill Evans joined by Art Farmer, Miles Davis, Paul Chambers, Dave Pike, Eddie Gomez, Herbie Lewis & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonConquistador ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Maynard come back! All is forgiven! We take back all the things we've ever said about you after hearing this album! The record's a jazz funk masterpiece, and it's proof that you've always had a good head on your shoulders, and were waiting for a record like this to really come into your own! ... read more CD

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Ronnie FosterDelight (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1978. Used ... $14.99
A definite delight from Ronnie Foster – a post-Blue Note set that actually has the keyboardist sounding better than ever! Ronnie's always been one of those guys who seems to work best when moving against a bit of structure – and here, that force is provided by the excellent Jerry ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Rodney FranklinRodney Franklin/You'll Never Know ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1980. Used ... $6.99
Tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players of the era – and 2 albums back-to-back! The Rodney Franklin album is a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which ... read more CD

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Eric GaleGinseng Woman/Multiplication ... CD
Columbia, 1977/1978. Used ... $4.99
2 fusion classics from guitarist Eric Gale – back to back on one CD! Ginseng Woman is wonderfully strong effort from Gale – a player who'd done countless studio work on fusion sessions in the 70s, but who never really broke that strongly as a leader until this set! Gale's tone here is ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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Eric GalePart Of You/Touch Of Silk ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. Used ... $11.99
Sweet fusion from the great Eric Gale – two late 70s albums back to back on a single CD! Part Of You is part of Gale's great run for Columbia Records in the late 70s, and a set that's got a nicely grooving bottom – thanks to production from Ralph MacDonald, and arrangements from ... read more CD
(Missing slipcover.)

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Erroll GarnerSwing Solos/Sololoquy – The 1957 Solo Sides ... CD
Columbia/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1957. Used ... $9.99
Erroll Garner on piano. CD

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Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman's Greatest Hits ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
11 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of ... read more CD

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Dexter GordonLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1978. Used ... $5.99
With Rufus Reid on bass, Eddie Gladden on drums & George Cables on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album from Dexter Gordon's later years at Columbia – and a rare session that pairs larger arrangements with his soulful voice on the tenor and soprano saxophone! Although other players worked often in this mode, the record may well be the only one of its type for Dexter ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockFuture Shock ... CD
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The future is now! Or at least it seemed to be back in 1983 when Herbie teamed up with Bill Laswell to record this classic album of computer-driven keyboard grooves! Whatever you might think of the music, the record was a genius move for Herbie – who was kind of flopping around in a number ... read more CD

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Herbie HancockJazz Collection ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Liza", "Maiden Voyage", "Well You Needn't", "Eye Of The Hurricane", and "Nefertiti". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masters pressing. Still sealed, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockPerfect Machine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herbie's still in electro-grooving mode here – not groundbreaking as earlier records, but still handled by Bill Laswell, and with a tackhead groove pretty firmly in place. The tracks are a bit more complicated than before, with vocals by Sugarfoot, and bass by Bootsy Collins. Titles include ... read more CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockSound System ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $2.99
The follow up to Herbie's groundbreaking hit album Future Shock. There's some rehashing of themes here, with the remake of "Rockit" called "Hardrock" here – basically the same number with some heavy guitar added and a few different solos – plus similar numbers that ... read more CD
(Out of print)

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Herbie HancockThrust ... CD
Columbia, 1974. Used ... $2.99
Killer electric work from Herbie Hancock – right on par with his groundbreaking Headhunters set, but a bit spacier too! The album features a Headhunters-solid lineup – with Bennie Maupin on saxes, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – all ... read more CD
Also available Thrust ... CD 5.99

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Nobuo Hara & Sharps & FlatsDynamic Brass ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1969. Used ... $24.99
The brass is definitely dynamic here – arcing, curving, and grooving in the best Sharps & Flats mode! The group's at their late 60s best on this well-titled set – really moving past conventional big band styles, and hitting a very groovy sound throughout – one that rivals the ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Woody HermanBlowin' Up A Storm! – The Columbia Years 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 40s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Collects work by Woody Herman and his first two herds, including players such as Neal Hefti, Pete Candoli, Dave Tough, Stan Getz, Shorty Rogers, and Zoot Sims! 40 cuts on 2 CD's. CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayLady In Satin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... $1.99
One of Billie's last recordings, and an incredibly striking batch of songs arranged by Ray Ellis with a sad, fragile edge that's perfect for the style of her later work. Billie's voice is faltering, but in a way that only makes the songs sound more personal and more compelling – and although ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Tray card is missing one spine.)

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✨✧ Hot SessionHot Session (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, Blu-spec CD pressing – includes obi.)

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Freddie HubbardLiquid Love ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1975. Used ... $9.99
Electric funk from Freddie Hubbard – a great 70s session that has him bringing in a bit more soul to the mix than usual! Things are a bit tighter here than on the CTI sides, but still pretty open and fluid – almost in a Donald Byrd mode with Larry Mizell, given the fuller backings on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Takeshi Inomata & Sound LimitedSounds Of Sound Limited (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/P-Vine (Japan), 1970. Used ... $29.99
A killer funky group from early 70s Japan – a slightly large ensemble, but one with some really heavy drums at the bottom – plus some great use of organ and electric guitar! There's a tight brace of horns at the top – flute, tenor, trumpets, and trombone – but the rhythms ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettExpectations ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful album from the young Keith Jarrett – and a set that's different than most of the pianist's other well-known modes – not his solo improvisations, not his successful trio material, and not even his more outside quartet modes of the 70s – but instead this ... read more CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Contemporary Masters pressing. Still sealed with a punch through the barcode.)

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Steve KhanBlue Man ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1978. Used ... $9.99
A blue man, without his group – and a sweet 70s fusion set from guitarist Steve Khan! The set's got that best Columbia Records groove from the time – a sound that could easily cross over to fusion fans on both sides of the tracks – those who dig soulful undercurrents, thanks to ... read more CD

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✨✧ Prince Lasha EnsembleInsight ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from the legendary Prince Lasha – a rare UK-only date from 1966 – and one that has the reedman working away from more familiar contemporaries like Sonny Simmons and Eric Dolphy! The approach on this session is very unique – as Lasha includes harp with the ... read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available Insight ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisDon't It Feel Good ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive keyboard work from the great Ramsey Lewis – easily one of his best records ever, thanks to some spaciously funky production by Charles Stepney! Stepney plays keyboards here along with Ramsey, and the twin-keys approach makes for a sound that's extra-special – one that sums up ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles LloydNirvana ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1968. Used ... $13.99
Lovely work from Charles Lloyd – recorded at the point when he was just pushing off from Chico Hamilton's group, and before he got too noodly for his own good! Side one of the record features Lloyd with his own group – jazzing it up in a mix of flute, guitar, and percussion on a number ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Mahavishnu OrchestraBirds Of Fire ... CD
Columbia, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great second album from Mahavishnu Orchestra – one that has them still very might in the same tight formation as the first! As before, there's a heck of a lot of power here – monstrous work on drums from Billy Cobham, sharp-edged guitar from John McLaughlin, and a range of great ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Birds Of Fire ... LP 8.99

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Mahavishnu OrchestraInner Mounting Flame ... CD
Columbia, 1971. Used ... $2.99
A massive set of fusion from Mahavishnu Orchestra – a group that features some incredible guitar work from John McLaughlin, who sounds even more focused and driven here than on his own records! As with Return To Forever or Weather Report, the combo's a supergroup of sorts – with Billy ... read more CD
Also available Inner Mounting Flame ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Branford MarsalisI Heard You Twice The First Time ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features guest work by BB King, John Lee Hooker, Joe Louis Walker, Wynton Marsalis, and Bernard Purdie. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton MarsalisLevee Low Moan – Soul Gestures In Southern Blue Vol 3 ... CD
Columbia, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last chapter in Wynton Marsalis' Soul Gestures trilogy of the early 90s – and like the others, it's a set with its own sort of sound and feeling – another illustration of the many talents of Marsalis at the time! Despite the "levee" reference in the title, the work's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton MarsalisUptown Ruler – Soul Gestures In Southern Blue Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A somewhat somber set from Wynton Marsalis – the second chapter in his Soul Gestures trilogy, and a ruminative effort that's filled with dark tones and textures! The album builds slowly – trumpet from Wynton and tenor from Todd Williams providing some bluer colors on top of rhythm from ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John McLaughlinThis Is Jazz ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
10 tracks from the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti with John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana with Mahavishnu & John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola with John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin with The One Truth Band & John McLaughlin & Katia Labeque. CD
(Out of print.)

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John McLaughlinTime Remembered – John McLaughlin Plays Bill Evans ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used ... $4.99
With the Aighetta Quartet on guitars & Yan Maresz on acoustic bass guitar. CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusComplete 1959 Columbia Recordings (Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty/Alternate Takes) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1959. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Two seminal albums from Charles Mingus, plus a full album of alternate takes that are available here on CD for the first time ever! CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1973. Used ... $5.99
One of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Charles MingusMingus Ah Um (original master recording SACD) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1959. Used Gatefold ... $34.99
One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of ... read more CD
(Limited, numbered edition. Hybrid SACD pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Dynasty (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 50s classic by the great Charles Mingus – his follow-up to the seminal Mingus Ah-Um, and a set that's got a very similar flavor! As with some of Mingus' best material for Columbia, the album has him working with a slightly larger ensemble, but still holding onto the intensity of his ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusShoes Of The Fisherman's Wife ... CD
Columbia, 1959/1971/1988. Used ... $4.99
80's reissue that brings together tracks from two different Mingus Columbia sessions – one from 1959, and one from 1971. The '71 material is the extended "Shoes of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", which is one of Mingus' best works from the decade. The other ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkAt Newport 1963 & 1965 ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Great live work from Thelonious Monk – and the 1965 concert appears here for the first time ever! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkCriss-Cross (French pressing) ... CD
Columbia (France), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A title and cover that beautifully illustrate the sharp-edged power of the Thelonious Monk quartet on Columbia – and a wonderful place to start if you're just digging Thelonious' music! The record is similar to the best of Monk's Columbia sides – in that it revisits older tunes and ... read more CD
(French pressing – in the Jazz Original series.)

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Thelonious MonkEssence Of Thelonious Monk ... CD
Columbia, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
A collection of Columbia-era work with the great Charlie Rouse. Tracks include "Round Midnight", "Bemsha Swing", "Criss Cross", "Well You Needn't", and "Bye-Ya". CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club ... CD
Columbia (France), 1964. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A lost Thelonious Monk treasure from the 60s – a really open-ended live set recorded in LA in 1964, but not issued by Columbia until the early 80s – making the package a wonderful re-discover of Monk's genius during these years! The tunes are much more freewheeling than some of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive At The Jazz Workshop ... CD
Columbia (France), 1964. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice 2 CD set released in the 80s of some wonderful live sides recorded in San Francisco at the Jazz Workshop in 1964. Longtime Monk sideman Charlie Rouse is on tenor with Larry Gales and Ben Riley in the rhythm section, performing classic Monk material, 13 tracks in all: "Don't Blame ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1968. Used ... $2.99
Thelonious Monk meets the mighty Oliver Nelson – the hip bigger band arranger who was helping so many other artists find their groove back in the 60s! The result is less Nelson-led than some of Oliver's other albums of the time – and instead, the arranger is nicely respectful of Monk's ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thelonious Monk meets the mighty Oliver Nelson – the hip bigger band arranger who was helping so many other artists find their groove back in the 60s! The result is less Nelson-led than some of Oliver's other albums of the time – and instead, the arranger is nicely respectful of Monk's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Dream (original master recording SACD) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1963. Used Gatefold ... $29.99
The first Thelonious Monk album for Columbia Records – and one of the best, as well – a beautiful illustration of the way that his shift in labels really set some new fire to his music in the early 60s! The group is Monk's sharp-edged quartet with the amazing Charlie Rouse on tenor, ... read more CD
(Limited, numbered edition hybrid SACD pressing – still sealed.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Dream (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1963. Used ... $4.99
The first Thelonious Monk album for Columbia Records – and one of the best, as well – a beautiful illustration of the way that his shift in labels really set some new fire to his music in the early 60s! The group is Monk's sharp-edged quartet with the amazing Charlie Rouse on tenor, ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk. (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful Columbia work from Thelonious Monk – a record that has as much warmth and charm as it does visionary modernist moments! A number of the tunes are standards, not Monk compositions – and they're done here with a sense of depth and joy of exploration that's really wonderful ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkSolo Monk ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
Monk plays unaccompanied on a mix of standards and originals, including "Monk's Point", "Dinah", "Ruby, My Dear", "Ask Me Now", and a classic version of "I Surrender, Dear" – done spare and moodily, with a really haunting tone! CD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser ... CD
Columbia (France), 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic 60s work from Thelonious Monk – featuring his incredible quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, certainly Monk's best-ever musical soulmate! The album features some newer versions of older tunes, and a few written just for the album – but the source of the material is not ... read more CD

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David MurraySpecial Quartet ... CD
Columbia/DIW, 1991. Used ... $7.99
A great little session by Murray – recorded at that point in the early 90s when DIW was turning out some especially soulful records! The group on the set features Fred Hopkins on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – and although you might expect a Coltraney feel from ... read more CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bud Powell/Don ByasTribute To Cannonball (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A gem of a session from the European expatriot scene of the postwar years – not really a tribute to Cannonball Adderley, but a rare meeting of Bud Powell and Don Byas in the studio, produced by Cannonball in Paris in 1961! The record has a tremendous amount of fire and focus – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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