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Buddy JohnsonI'll Dearly Love You ... LP
Jukebox Lil (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A well-done collection of work from the great Buddy Johnson – a leader whose music helped bridge a key gap between jazz and blues in the postwar years – a seminal figure in R&B, working here with some vocals from his sister Ella Johnson too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dick JohnsonMusic For Swinging Moderns ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by one of our favorite alto players of the 50s! Dick Johnson is a real lost talent – a sharp-edge player who came from the same Boston scene as Charlie Mariano, and who had a similarly soulful approach! His tone is as sharp as that of Lee Konitz, but he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – DMJ 5054.)

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✨✧ Eddie JohnsonLove You Madly ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $8.99
Features Eddie Johnson on tenor – with John Young on piano, Eddie DeHaas on bass, and George Hughes on drums! CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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James P JohnsonOriginal James P Johnson – 1942 to 1945 Piano Solos ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, Early 40s. Used ... $5.99
James P Johnson plays "Sweet Lorraine", "Aunt Hagar's Blues", "The Dream", "Keep Movin", "St. Louis Blues", "Euphonic Sounds", "Blue Moods, Sex", and "Blues For Jimmy". CD
(1996 CD pressing.)

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James P JohnsonRunning Wild – 1921 to 1926 ... CD
Tradition, Early/Mid 20s. Used ... $1.99
James P Johnson on solo piano. CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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JJ JohnsonFirst Place ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
JJ Johnson's always a cooker, but during the late 50s he cut some incredible records for the Columbia label – tight bop sessions that still stand as some of his best work! This album's one of them – a real smoker of a set that features Johnson's trombone as the only lead horn in a cool ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, discoloration from age, mostly split seams held halfway with yellowed tape, split spine, and some stained spots.)

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonJJ Johnson's Jazz Quintets (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Savoy (Japan), Late 40s. Used ... $19.99
A great 50s album that features material JJ Johnson did for Savoy in the late 40s – singles recorded in 1946, 1947, and 1949 – and they already mark Johnson as one of the most inventive trombonists of his generation – a player working with none of the hoke of earlier eras, and ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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JJ JohnsonJJ's Broadway ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $4.99 9.99
JJ's Broadway is a-ok with us – a hip mix of small group tunes, played with the great Walter Perkins on drums, and handled with a much more complicated approach than most other "jazz meets Broadway" type albums! About half the tracks feature a quartet with Perkins on drums, plus ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes domestic obi.)

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JJ JohnsonProof Positive (with bonus track) ... CD
Impulse/Jazz Heritage, 1964. Used ... $8.99
Positive proof that JJ Johnson's one of the greatest trombone players ever – a sublime quartet session for Impulse Records, and one that features some of his most striking, stripped-down work of the 60s! The focus here is really on Johnson's amazing tone and timing – but the record ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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JJ Johnson, Ben Webster, Martial Solal, and othersOne World Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Years before Frank Sinatra sang his "over the phone" set of Duets in the mid 90s, Columbia tried a similar "not all there in the studio" approach with this album of jazz played by American and international artists selected for the project. Tapes were made in New York with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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Marc Johnson's Right Brain PatrolMagic Labyrinth ... CD
JMT/Verve, 1994. Used ... $4.99
Marc Johnson on bass, Wolfgang Muthspiel on electric and acoustic guitar, and Arto Tuncboyaciyan on percussion and voice. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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Marcus JohnsonIn Concert For A Cause ... CD
Three Keys Music, 2008. Used ... $1.99
The Marcus Johnson Project includes Stanley Cooper on guitar, Bryan Mills on sax, David Dyson on bass, Duane Thomas on drums and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Plas JohnsonBlues ... LP
Concord, 1975. Very Good+ ... $3.99
With Plas on tenor, plus Ray Brown on bass, Mike Melvoin on keyboards, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Jake Hanna on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the seams, with lots of notes in pen on the back.)

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Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would ... read more CD
Also available Second Coming ... CD 24.99

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Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... CD
Black Jazz/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. Used ... $24.99
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would ... read more CD
(Out of print, P-Vine pressing with obi.)
Also available Second Coming ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Second Coming ... CD 24.99
Second Coming ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Rudolph JohnsonSpring Rain ... CD
Black Jazz, 1971. Used ... $6.99
One of the few albums ever cut by reedman Rudolph Johnson – a hell of a saxophonist, and one with a great ability to combine the spiritual with the searing – a bit like Joe Farrell at his CTI best, but not as freewheeling – nicely focused, and a little bit funky in all the right ... read more CD
(1999 pressing.)

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Rudolph JohnsonSpring Rain ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1971. Used ... $14.99
One of the few albums ever cut by reedman Rudolph Johnson – a hell of a saxophonist, and one with a great ability to combine the spiritual with the searing – a bit like Joe Farrell at his CTI best, but not as freewheeling – nicely focused, and a little bit funky in all the right ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2012 Japanese pressing – remastered with updated artwork and new liner notes. Includes obi!)

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Scott JohnsonPatty Hearst – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Nonesuch, 1988. Used ... $4.99 6.99
Original score for the film by Paul Scrader. Features composer Scott Johnson on guitar, Fred Zlotkin on cello, Michael Riesman and Peter Phillips on keyboards, Karl Bargen on viola, and Sergiu Shwartz and Timothy Baker on violin. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wayne Johnson TrioGrasshopper ... CD
Motown, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Three Man Junta", "Ramble Scamplin", "Ojai", and the title track "Grasshopper". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Pete JollyGasses Everybody ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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(Stereo red label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Pete JollyLittle Bird ... CD
AVA/VSOP, 1963. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest records ever cut by pianist Pete Jolly! Little Bird is a sweet set of instrumentals featuring a trio of Chuck Berghofer on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, plus Howard Roberts on guitar and Kenny Hume on added percussion. The centerpiece here is Jolly's groovy hit version of ... read more CD
(2011 CDr pressing.)

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Boogaloo Joe JonesMindbender (aka Introducing the Psychedelic Soul Guitar...)/My Fire ... CD
BGP (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A pair of soul jazz guitar gems from the legendary Boogaloo Joe Jones – back to back on a single CD! First up is the first-ever album from one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever – the mighty Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – the man who helped funky guitar find a whole new place in ... read more CD

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✨✧ Darius JonesRaw Demoon Alchemy – A Lone Operation ... CD
Northern Spy, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Strong solo work from saxophonist Darius Jones – a set that really lives up to both the "raw" and the "lone operation" in the title – as Jones blows here in a space that's very much all his own – with raw emotionality in the spotlight all the way through! Yet ... read more CD

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Darius Jones & Matthew ShippDarkseid Recital ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2014. Used ... $5.99 7.99
Really beautiful sounds from altoist Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp – very sensitive work from both musicians, and hardly what you might expect from the Jack Kirby reference in the title! The music is relatively free at points, but has this elliptical quality that's really compelling ... read more CD
(Sealed with a penmark through the barcode.)

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Elvin JonesAt This Point In Time ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A real rarity from the Blue Note years of drummer Elvin Jones – a unique large group session that was recorded in 1973, but not issued by the label until many years later! As with many of the unreleased Blue Note sets, the quality is superb – Jones doing something a bit different, ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesEarth Jones ... LP
PAJ, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Soaring, righteous sounds from Elvin Jones – an early 80s session, but one that cooks as strongly as his most soulful albums from the 70s! In fact, there's almost a focus or tightness here that could sometimes be missing from other Jones albums – a really bold, sharp use of the group's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elvin JonesElvin Jones Coalition ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A stunning early set as a leader from Elvin Jones – both a tremendous demonstration of the free energy he let loose after the passing of John Coltrane, and a set that's also still got some key Coltrane-esque elements! As with other Jones albums to follow, Elvin's got some key reedmen on hand ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesElvin Jones Live At The Town Hall ... LP
PM, 1975. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A fantastic live performance from drummer Elvin Jones – done in 1971 as part of a John Coltrane Memorial Concert – and a record that maybe shows just how much Jones had grown as a leader in the few short years after Coltrane's death! The album features two long, very freewheeling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor seam splits and light surface wear.)

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Elvin JonesGenesis ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Elvin Jones rose to fame in the company of one of the greatest saxophone players ever – the mighty John Coltrane – and his post-Coltrane work like this really continues a keen respect for the role of the reeds in jazz – and really does a lot to push it forward as well! There's a ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesMain Force ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Drummer Elvin Jones is listed as the main force on the cover – but as with all of his 70s albums, the whole outing is very much a strong group affair – thanks to a killer core quartet that features Ryo Kawasaki on guitar, Pat LaBarbera on reeds and Dave Williams on bass – working ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesMerry Go Round ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A gem of an Elvin Jones session – quite different than most of his other work from the time! The album's got Elvin working with a larger group of mixed electric and acoustic players – with Chick Corea on piano and electric piano, Yoshiaki Masuo on guitar, Gene Perla on electric and ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesMr Jones ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969/1972. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A overlooked gem in Elvin Jones' Blue Note career – and an album that's virtually the blueprint for the Stone Alliance sound forged later in the decade by bassist Gene Perla and reedman Steve Grossman! Both players are working to full effect on this smoking little set – mixing some of ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesPoly-Currents ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The title's a great one for this post-Coltrane cooker from Elvin Jones – as the set really has Elvin exploring some really fresh currents in jazz, with a range of complicated rhythms that really pull the whole session along strongly! Rhythm is really set free on the record – as Elvin ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesPutting It Together ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Proof that Elvin Jones wasn't just riding on the laurels of the Great One during his years with John Coltrane – as the album's a breakout date that has Jones firmly establishing his own voice in jazz! There's an explosive power here that makes us think that Elvin must have really just been ... read more CD

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Elvin JonesRevival – Live At Pookie's Pub (180 gram 3LP set) ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $51.99 54.99
Searing work as a leader from drummer Elvin Jones – a set recorded very early on in his years at Blue Note, just a few weeks after the death of John Coltrane – yet one that was never issued by the label at the time! The location is a regular gig that Jones was holding down in New York ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elvin JonesUltimate Elvin Jones ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
An incredible trio album – not just for the powerful drums of the great Elvin Jones, but also for amazing work on reeds by a young Joe Farrell! Farrell's in his pre-CTI years here, and really lets loose in the space of the album's open setting – a trio that just features Jones on drums ... read more CD

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Etta JonesFrom The Heart ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A beautiful album of heartfelt vocal tracks by a young Etta Jones – featuring arrangements by Oliver Nelson that rank among the best sort that he was penning for vocalists of this sort during the 60s. Etta's got a nice mix of material here, and although some of the tracks are a bit well-known ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout notch, razor marks on the front, and patches of marker on the back.)

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Etta Jones & Houston PersonNight In Roppongi ... CD
All Art (Japan), 1990. Used ... $24.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank JonesTalented Touch ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the album's an early showcase for the piano of Hank Jones – a talented touch that's already able to rise above most of his contemporaries! The date's a trio outing, and Jones is allowed a bit more freedom than the usual jazz musician on Capitol at ... read more CD

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Hank JonesUpon Reflection – The Music Of Thad Jones ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (France), 1993. Used ... $6.99
With George Mraz on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Jimmie SmithRockin' In Rhythm ... CD
Concord, 1977. Used ... $6.99 9.99
A tight trio – Hank Jones on both piano and Fender Rhodes, with Ray Brown on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ivan Boogaloo Joe JonesBlack Whip ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing stuff from Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones! Unlike some of the other players on Prestige during the early 70s – who often got a bit weaker as the decade moved on, thanks to the departure of some of the better forces arranging and producing the records – Jones kept on playing hard, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing. One corner of the cover has some light wear, but this is a great copy!)

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Jimmy JonesJimmy Jones Trio (10 inch LP) ... LP
Vogue (France), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the few albums as a leader from pianist Jimmy Jones – a musician who was best known for his backing work for a few famous singers – but a player who really shines on this rare French session from the 50s! Jimmy's got a really great command of the keys – still that rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi! BVJJ 2972)

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✨✧ Jo JonesDrums By Jo Jones ... LP
Jazz Odyssey (France), 1973. Very Good+ 2LP ... $34.99
Some of the coolest recordings ever made by the legendary Jo Jones – two albums that were initially presented almost as jazz instruction material, but which more than stand strongly on their own as solo drum session! Jones is already a well-known force in jazz – but hearing him like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the great heavy cover, with booklet. Booklet is loose in the middle, but intact.)

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Jo JonesDrums By Jo Jones – The Historic & Legendary Jazz Drumming Sessions ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
Some of the coolest recordings ever made by the legendary Jo Jones – two albums that were initially presented almost as jazz instruction material, but which more than stand strongly on their own as solo drum session! Jones is already a well-known force in jazz – but hearing him like ... read more CD

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Jo JonesEssential Jo Jones ... CD
Vanguard, 1955/1958. Used ... $6.99 8.99
A nice sampling of material from Jo Jones' sides for Vanguard – legendary swing revival sessions cut in a no-nonsense way with a great batch of players. The first features Count Basie, Lucky Thompson, Lawrence Brown, Bennie Green, and Freddie Green – and second half features Jo in a ... read more CD

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Oliver Jones/Charlie BiddleOliver Jones Et Charlie Biddle ... LP
Justin Time/CBC (Canada), 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Radio broadcast from 1983, with Oliver Jones on piano and Charles Biddle on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and is bent a bit at the sides.)

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Philly Joe JonesDrum Songs/Advance ... CD
Galaxy/Milestone, 1978. Used ... $14.99
Not as full on and bombastic as some of Philly Joe Jones heavy thunder recordings from the late 50s – but two nice albums recorded during one set of sessions for Galaxy Records at the end of the 70s! The quality of the material here is high – as Jones is working here with sidemen that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Philly Joe JonesPhilly Joe Jones Showcase ... CD
Riverside/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... $14.99
A record that's definitely a showcase for the drums of Philly Joe Jones – definitely a rising talent at the time – but one that also features excellent work from a modernist hardbop group – with a very unusual lineup that includes Bill Barron on tenor and Julian Priester on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1962. Used ... $1.99 3.99
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the ... read more CD
(1998 digipak pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Quincy JonesBirth Of A Band (The Birth Of A Band/The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones) ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99 8.99
A great 80s EmArcy two-fer from Q's Mercury years! The Birth Of A Band is a very swingin', very groovy early album from Quincy – one that's clearly in the big band mode, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Quincy JonesDude ... CD
A&M, 1981. Used ... $4.99
A super-huge album from Quincy Jones – a record that's almost like Quincy's trying to show the whole younger generation that an older master like himself can still deliver the goods! The set was delivered right after Quincy helped out Michael Jackson on Off The Wall – and while it's ... read more CD
Also available Dude ... LP 22.99

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Quincy JonesDude ... LP
A&M, 1981. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 29.99
A super-huge album from Quincy Jones – a record that's almost like Quincy's trying to show the whole younger generation that an older master like himself can still deliver the goods! The set was delivered right after Quincy helped out Michael Jackson on Off The Wall – and while it's ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary pressing!)
Also available Dude ... CD 4.99

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Quincy JonesFree & Easy – Live In Sweden 1960 ... CD
Candid (UK), 1960. Used ... $5.99 7.99
Rare live work from Quincy Jones – recorded in Sweden at the start of the 60s, with an ultra-hip lineup that really helps Q hit some wonderful lines throughout! The players are a mixed assemblage of American and European musicians – the kind of groups that Jones had been putting ... read more CD

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Quincy JonesGreat Wide World Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Quincy's world is great and wide indeed – and even at this early point in his career, he was displaying a wonderful talent for bringing in bits from all sources! The album's essentially a straight jazz set, but it's got some great exotic touches that are in keeping with the "world" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Dutch pressing. Cover is slightly wavy, with light spots of previous shrink wear.)

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Quincy JonesGula Matari ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99 9.99
A real step forward for Quincy Jones – a record that really shows the jazzman moving into sophisticated new territory – a sound that's just right for the CTI generation! The album's got a vibe that's a bit similar to Quincy's Walking In Space album, but it's a lot deeper too – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Quincy JonesQ's Jook Joint ... CD
Qwest, 1995. Used ... $3.99
(Soul, Jazz) CD

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Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Explores The Music Of Henry Mancini ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Quincy Jones meets Henry Mancini – and the result is an album that's as groovy as it is jazzy – every bit as wonderful as you might expect, and with a few surprising touches as well! Given that Mancini's tunes are already pretty darn great on their own – and plenty jazzy too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Quincy JonesQuintessence ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $3.99
A very soulful set of big band material from Quincy Jones – recorded during that tight early 60s period when his arrangements just couldn't fail! The album's his only session for Impulse, and it's got a slightly deeper style than his work from the time for Mercury – a bit more ... read more CD
(Impulse Originals pressing.)
Also available Quintessence ... LP 11.99

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Quincy JonesQuintessence ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A very soulful set of big band material from Quincy Jones – recorded during that tight early 60s period when his arrangements just couldn't fail! The album's his only session for Impulse, and it's got a slightly deeper style than his work from the time for Mercury – a bit more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a barcode cover.)
Also available Quintessence ... CD 3.99

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Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... LP
A&M, 1976. Sealed ... $8.99
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a cut corner and a bumped corner.)

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Quincy JonesThis Is How I Feel About Jazz (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic – and an important early album from Quincy Jones! Q's working here in some of his hippest settings of the 50s – scoring longish versions of jazz tunes for groups that include players like Lucky Thompson on tenor, Herbie Mann on flute, Art Farmer on trumpet, Phil Woods and ... read more CD

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Quincy JonesWalking In Space (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
CTI/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A pivotal album not just in the career of Quincy Jones, but in the development of the CTI Records sound as well – as this all-star effort is a perfect blend of all the hippest currents that were cooking up in the scene at the time! At one level, the record has Quincy taking back some of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sean JonesEternal Journey ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Sean Jones on trumpet, Tia Fuller on saxophone and flute, Mulgrew Miller and Orrin Evans on piano, Charles Fambrough on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... CD
Blue Note/EMI, 1969. Used ... $4.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is ... read more CD
(2004 pressing.)
Also available Central Park North ... LP 5.99

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, aging, and a trace of a price sticker.)
Also available Central Park North ... CD 4.99

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisConsummation ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest records ever cut by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – way way more than a big band jazz session, and a fantastically hip batch of grooves that encompasses a wealth of styles! The Jones/Lewis group could sometimes sound a bit clunky and overhashed – but on this ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisNew Life ... CD
A&M, 1976. Used ... $14.99
A wonderful start to the second decade of this ultra-hip group – an ensemble who started to reinvent the sound of the big band in the late 60s, then only picked up more and more energy once time went on! Thad Jones and Mel Lewis are a hell of a pair – not only great leaders for a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra ... LP
Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cloudburst label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and edge wear.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisSuite For Pops ... LP
Horizon, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
Large group backings, with a bit of vocals from Dee Dee Bridgewater – and titles that include "Meetin Place", "The Summary", "The Farewell", "The Great One", and "Only For Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones/Mel Lewis (Blue Note Reissue Series) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A great collection of early work from this legendary large ensemble – all pulled from their seminal late 60s sides on Blue Note and Solid State – with Thad Jones on flugelhorn and Mel Davis on drums – plus work from Richard Williams and Marvin Stamm on trumpets, Jimmy Knepper and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring & edge wear, cut corner.)

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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis with Ruth BrownThe Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Featuring Miss Ruth Brown ... LP
Solid State, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99 7.99
Ruth Brown joins the big band of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – in a set that's a real standout in the career of all three artists! Thad and Mel already have a pretty great groove going at this point – a large ensemble approach to jazz, yet one that's swingingly soulful – very much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has a taped top seam, some surface & edge wear.)

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Tommy JonesBow Legs ... LP
M&M, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A totally cool little record from Tommy "Madman" Jones – an obscure Chicago tenor player who only cut a handful of records during his long career on the city's south side! The record has a very strange approach – typical of the wonderful creativity in the city's small bar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and back has a small note in pen - but vinyl is great!)

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✨✧ Willie Jones IIINext Phase ... CD
WJ3, 2010. Used ... $8.99
The Next Phase from drummer Willie Jones III – a great modern jazz talent who has played with Roy Hargrove, Milt Jackson and other legends on top of releasing a worthy handful of albums of his one – topping himself here! Willie's style tilts towards hard bop, with freshness, vibrancy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jones Jones (Larry Ochs/Mark Dresser/Vladimir Tarasov)Just Justice ... CD
ESP, 2022. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A really freewheeling trio of improvisers who seem to have an intuitive understanding of each others' best abilities – a group that features Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino saxes, Vladimir Tarasov on drums and percussion, and Mark Dresser on three different acoustic basses – all with ... read more CD

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Anna Maria Jopek & Pat MethenyUpojenie ... CD
Nonsuch, 2002. Used ... $9.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Slipcover not included.)

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Scott JoplinComplete Rags Of Scott Joplin – William Albright ... CD
Musical Heritage Society, 1991. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
(Classical, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Clifford JordanHighest Mountain ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... $13.99
Excellent work by Jordan – recorded right at the same time as his classic sides for the Strata East label, and with a similar feel! The group on the set is the same as heard on the Glass Bead Games album – Cedar Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and ... read more CD

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Clifford JordanMosaic – (Starting Time/A Story Tale) ... CD
Milestone, 1961. Used ... $14.99
"Starting Time" is a great early 60s session by Jordan – who at the time of the recording, was one of a number of firey young tenor players from Chicago – all of them hard-blowing, with a nice soulful bottom that opened up a bop sound to more moods and emotions – but ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2001 Fantasy pressing.)

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Duke JordanDuke's Delight ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Near Mint- ... $29.99
More greatness than usual for Duke Jordan – thanks to the presence of Charlie Rouse on tenor and Richard Williams on trumpet! Titles include "Truth", "Tall Grass", "Sultry Eye", and "Undecided Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing RJ-7121. Cover has a touch of light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Duke JordanMurray Hill Caper – Duke Jordan Trio & Quartet Featuring Cecil Payne ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
A fantastic lost moment in the career of Duke Jordan – a UK album that features some great quartet material with Cecil Payne on baritone sax, alongside David Williams on bass and Al Foster on drums! The remaining third of the album features a different trio – with Lloyd Buchanan on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Stateside pressing, with insert.)

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Duke JordanTrio & Quintet ... CD
Savoy, 1955. Used ... $9.99
Duke Jordan never made many albums as a leader back in the 50s – but all of them are great, including this classic set on Savoy! As you'd guess from the title, the record features Jordan in two different settings – trio and quintet – the former of which features Percy Heath on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Rodney Jordan & Christian FabianConversations ... CD
Spice Rack, 2021. Used ... $0.99 3.99
Rodney Jordan and Christian Fabian on bass. CD

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Sheila JordanSheila Jordan Live At Mezzrow ... CD
Cellar Live/Smalls Live, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A beautifully intimate setting for the vocal magic of Sheila Jordan – a singer we always seem to like even more in a live performance than we do in the studio! There's a special sort of charm to the way that Jordan delivers a tune – straighter in recent years than her modern ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Stanley JordanMagic Touch ... CD
Blue Note, 1985. Used ... $2.99
A crucial album for the jazz guitar in the 80s – the debut effort of Stanley Jordan, and a set that exploded with a very fresh sound! Jordan has a really unique way of handling his instrument – playing up and down the fret board with both hands – in ways that are often so ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Magic Touch ... LP 4.99

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Stanley JordanMagic Touch ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A crucial album for the jazz guitar in the 80s – the debut effort of Stanley Jordan, and a set that exploded with a very fresh sound! Jordan has a really unique way of handling his instrument – playing up and down the fret board with both hands – in ways that are often so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear.)
Also available Magic Touch ... CD 2.99

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Stanley JordanStandards Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Guitarist Stanley Jordan takes on a set of standards – not just older tunes from the American songbook, but also some gorovy soul and pop numbers as well! Jordan plays solo throughout – in that open, lyrical style that we loved on his debut – and titles include "Sunny", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the blue note inner sleeve.)

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Matt JorgensenQuiet Silence ... CD
Origin, 2002. Used ... $8.99
Matt Jorgensen on drums and percussion, Mark Taylor on alto saxophone, Rob Davis on tenor saxophone, Marc Seales on piano, and Phil Sparks on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Anders JorminAd Lucem ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2012. Used ... $6.99 9.99
Anders Jormin on bass – withFredrik Ljungkvist on reeds, Jon Falt on drums, and Mariam Wallentin and Erika Angell on vocals. CD
(Includes slipcase. Small cutout hole through rear case and barcode.)

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Tizian Jost TrioTizian Jost Trio Plays Jobim ... CD
Sawano (Japan), 2006. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful approach to the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and a set that pulls most of the numbers strongly from their bossa nova roots! Tizian Jost has a mode of hitting the keys that's a lot more dynamic than some of the bossa pianists from years back – a style that's not just ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Samara JoyLinger Awhile ... CD
Verve, 2022. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Samara Joy is a rare jazz singer – the sort who manages to have ties to the past, but also really bring so much of her own spirit to the music – not subtle inflections on the tunes, but instead this really personal style that has her absorbing older tracks and turning them into ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Samara JoyLinger Awhile ... LP
Verve, 2022. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Samara Joy is a rare jazz singer – the sort who manages to have ties to the past, but also really bring so much of her own spirit to the music – not subtle inflections on the tunes, but instead this really personal style that has her absorbing older tracks and turning them into ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joy UnlimitedInstrumental Impressions ... CD
Devega/Sonorama (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $7.99 19.99
Sweet sound library funk from Joy Unlimited – an early 70s German combo heard here on their rarest record ever! As with the group's commercial releases, there's a wicked blend of funky jazz and hard-riffing instrumentation – and unlike other records, this one's got an even leaner, ... (Sound Library, Jazz) read more CD

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Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre/Gerald Cleaver/Mat Maneri)Light & Dance ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2021. New Copy 2CDs ... $22.99 25.99
We always love the basswork of Joelle Leandre, and finds that she can really bring something special to a session – which is definitely the case here in a double-length set of trio recordings with Matt Maneri on viola and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion! It's a bit hard to describe in ... read more CD

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✨✧ Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... read more CD
Also available Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... LP 27.99

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Big Jullien & His All Stars (Ivan Jullien)Riviera Sound No 1 ... CD
Riviera/Sonorama (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Fantastic French grooves from the end of the 60s – a killer set of jazz-based tracks recorded by trumpeter Ivan Jullien, with help from funky arranger Michel Colombier! Jullien recorded a fair bit of jazz and studio work around the time, and his playing here is razor-sharp – and ... read more CD

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Jumbo (Bunky Green)Jumbo – Bigger & Better ... LP
Leonard Productions, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99 38.99
A very weird little funky record – featuring a big band with a rockish sound, led by Chicago altoist Bunky Green (the same one who recorded for Cadet) and trumpeter John Priola. The group's clearly been inspired by some of the rock groups using a jazzy sound at the time – and they do ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jupiter (Stubo/Kullhammar/Nickelsen/Holmegard)Wild East ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A record with a killer combination at the core – the tenor of Jonas Kullhammar and Hammond work of Steiner Nickelsen – both players who take this familiar pairing and really find a way to make something new! Yet that's also often the point of some of the best records on Kullhammar's ... read more CD
 
 



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