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Guy LafitteDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Corps Et Ame ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1978. Used ... $16.99
A great 70s session from one of the best French saxophonists of the time – deep-voiced Guy Lafitte, one of the few European players to match the soul and range of American giants like Coleman Hawkins or Sonny Stitt! Lafitte's got an effortless sense of confidence on his instrument – a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Guy Lafitte, Wild Bill Davis & Alvin QueenDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Three Men On A Boat ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1983. Used ... $11.99
If we had to pick three men to spend time on a boat with, we'd be hard-pressed to come up with a better trio – the soulful sax of Guy Lafitte, the burning Hammond of Wild Bill Davis, and the jet-propelled drums of Alvin Queen! Davis is working here late in his career, but still sounding ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Julian LageModern Lore ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Bireli LagreneRoutes To Django ... LP
Antilles, 1980. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has light wear and an old price sticker on back.)

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David LahmReal Jazz For The Folks That Feel Jazz ... LP
PAJ, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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Cleo LaineWoman To Woman ... LP
Fontana, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Cool 60s work from Cleo Laine – featuring accompaniment from Brit sound library giant David Lindup – and tunes that include "Woman Talk", "Peel Me A Grape", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Bidin My Time", "Autumn Love", and "Love In ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Oliver LakeNTU – Point From Which Creation Begins (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/Muzak (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $24.99
Reedman Oliver Lake at his most creative – stepping out here on a sublime set of 70s improvisations – all put together with a really spiritual feel! There's a very open, collaborative feel to the music – and the set was recorded in St Louis, at a time when Lake was a key part of ... read more CD
Also available NTU – Point From Which Creation Begins ... LP 24.99

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Oliver LakeVirtual Reality – Total Escapism ... CD
Gazell, 1991. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Oliver LakeFeaturing FLUX QuartetRight Up On ... CD
Passin' Thru, 2017. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Live At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 27.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Live At KEXP ... CD 10.99

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Andrew Lamb/Tom Abbs/Michael Wimberley/Guillermo BRhapsody In Black ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2008. New Copy ... $8.99
Andrew Lamb is billed as "The Black Lamb" here – a nice nickname, given the earthy quality of the set! The group's got two percussionists at its core – Michael Wimberly and Guillermo E Brown – both players with different energies that help expand the roots of the record ... read more CD

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Natalie Lamb/Sammy PriceNatalie Lamb Sammy Price & The Blues ... LP
GHB, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some fading around the edges.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossBest Of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (aka The Hottest New Group In Jazz) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (ABC pressing) ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the first albums ever by this legendary jazz vocal group! LHR do the incredible – and create a set of vocal renditions of standards by the Basie band, putting jazzy lyrics in to replace the instrumental solos, but keeping the same vibe as the original tracks. The sound and approach ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)

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John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet/SextetTransitions ... CD
John Lamkin, 2018. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(CDr release.)

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✨✧ Byard LancasterUs/Just Test ... 7-inch
Palm, 1973. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Two great grooves from Byard Lancaster – a bit funkier than his usual work! "Us" has some monster drums from Steve McCall and a really great bassline too – one that jumps and romps along nicely, and provides a perfect space for Byard's great reedwork! "Just Test" ... (Funky 45's, Jazz) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Harold LandChoma (Burn) ... LP
Mainstream, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson – and a set that's even more open than some of their other records on Blue Note or Chess! This set's a bit more electric than some of the other records from the pair – with these drawn-out Fender Rhodes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a Roulette sticker.)

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Harold LandHarold In The Land Of Jazz (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $8.99
Hard-burning early work from tenorist Harold Land – exactly the kind of date that set him apart from other west coast players of the 50s! Although he was part of the LA scene of the time, Harold Land grooved a lot harder and louder than his cool jazz contemporaries – and this album's a ... read more CD

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Dana LandryMemphis Skyline ... CD
Artist Alliance, 2014. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Slight mark through back of case.)

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Eddie LangJazz Guitar Virtuoso ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a mostly split spine, with splitting extending into the bottom seam.)

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Eddie Lang & Joe VenutiStringing The Blues – The Golden Days Of Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing.)

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Pablo Lanouguere QuintetEclectico ... CD
Pablo Lanouguere, 2019. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Don LanphereDon Loves Midge ... CD
Hep (UK), 1993. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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✨✧ John LaPortaTonal Organization Of Improvisational Techniques (4LP set) ... LP
Kendor, Early 70s. Near Mint- 4LPs ... $29.99
An unusual instructional album from modernist read genius John LaPorta – pretty compelling overall! LP, Vinyl record album
(4LPs, in plain white sleeves. LP 2/side 2 has two small clicks, but the rest of the other 7 sides are great.)

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✨✧ Billy Larkin & The DelegatesHold On! ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Classic small combo organ grooves from Billy Larkin and his mighty Delegates! This LP has Billy moving into a bag in which he's covering more 60's soul hits (as he did in his later career for World Pacific), but the groove is still pretty solid, and the album's still got few good original tracks. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Ellis LarkinsManhattan At Midnight ... LP
Decca, 1956. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A dark suite of tracks dedicated to New York after hours – played by the wonderful Ellis Larkins, a vastly-overlooked 50s pianist who was always great at moody sessions like these! Most of the tunes are familiar ones – "Manhattan Serenade", "Lullaby Of Birdland", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Saskia LarooBodymusic ... CD
Laroo (Netherlands), 1998. Used ... $2.99
(New Grooves, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Herb LarsonSax Appeal ... LP
Command, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A totally groovy album of sax-based 60s instrumentals! The record features the alto work fo Herb Larson, but the real treat is the off-beat arrangements by Bill Ramal, which are filled with weird production and very groovy instrumentation – like electric sitar, electric bass, bongos, and ... (Now Sound, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some gloss separation at the spine.)

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Prince Lasha EnsembleInsight ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy ... $6.99 12.98
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 4.99

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Prince Lasha EnsembleInsight ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. Used ... $4.99
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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LasperanzaSeeds ... CD
Dome (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
A tight debut from Lasperanza – aka arranger producer Rico Garofalo, who put together the whole set as a tribute to older jazz, funk, and soul that laid the seeds for his own music in recent years! The record has a vibe that's a bit like that strong UK soul tradition started with Incognito, ... (Neo Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Timo Lassy & Teppo MakynenTimo Lassy & Teppo Makynen (includes download) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Music that you'd hardly expect, if you only know the more groove-oriented side of saxophonist Timo Lassy – the sounds he's given us from the Ricky-Tick years onwards – because this album is straight jazz overall, and a relatively improvised one at that! The album shows off a whole ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Yusef LateefCantata ... CD
Yal, 1995. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefCentaur & The Phoenix ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An ambitious larger group album from Yusef Lateef – and one that's carried off with all the genius of his smaller group sessions from the time! Yusef himself is working with a variety of reed instruments – including tenor sax, oboe, flute, and argol – amongst a larger horn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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

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Yusef LateefJazz Mood (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, 1957. Used ... $7.99
Beautiful work from Brother Yusef, cut during his early days with Savoy, when he was hitting a perfect mix of soul jazz, hardbop, and more exotic instrumentation. This set features his great quintet with Curtis Fuller, Hugh Lawson, and Louis Hayes – and Yusef plays a number of other strange ... read more CD
(On Demand CDr pressing.)

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

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Yusef LateefMany Faces Of Yusef Lateef (The Three Faces Of Yusef Lateef/The Centaur & The Phoenix) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A 70s Milestone 2-fer reissue collecting two great 60s sides from Yusef Lateef. The Three Faces Of Yusef Lateef is a sublime piece of work, proof that he could be exotic and swinging at the same time. The three "faces" of the set are Lateef's work on tenor, flute, and oboe – each ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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Yusef LateefNocturnes ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Yusef LateefPsychicemotus ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A very unusual album for Yusef Lateef – and that's saying quite a lot, given how quirky most of his work can be! The session has Lateef exploring both rootsy and modern modes – working in a unique quartet that features George Arvanitas on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and legendary ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Latin Jazz QuintetChant ... LP
Prestige/Tru Sound, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the best albums ever recorded by this groundbreaking Latin jazz combo – and a magnificent blend of jazz instrumentation and deeper Latin roots! Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet was a new sound in Latin jazz – one that took the piano/bass/conga rhythms of smaller groups of the ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Latin Jazz Quintet with Pharoah SandersSpotlight On Pharoah Sanders ... LP
Up Front, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $8.99
We've never actually been sure if it's Pharoah playing on this one, since the cover and notes are a bit sketchy on dates – but whatever the case, the sound is fantastic, and this is an excellent Latin album with some tight electric-sounding grooves, and a few funky tracks that are unlike ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and pen marks. Label has some marker.)

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Ingrid Laubrock & Aki TakaseKasumi ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
We seem to appreciate the saxophone talents of Ingrid Laubrock more and more with each new record we hear – and that's definitely the case on this beautiful session – which has her improvising these really beautiful lines alongside the piano of Aki Takase! Aki's tone is usually dark, ... read more CD

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Ingrid Laubrock/Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman/Tom RaineyTism ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A quartet of musicians that we're not sure we've heard together before, but who instantly seem to find a great way to relate – effortlessly exploring similar sonic territory together, with a sense of sympathy that often makes it difficult to hear what instrument is contributing what sound to ... read more CD

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Paul LavalleLavalle In Hi-Fi ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker on front.)

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Andy LaverneShangri-La ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Pianist Andy Laverne has some strong help on horns here – Alex Sipiagin on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax – both working together to give the album a very strong sound! The tunes are all originals by Laverne, and filled with the right sort of color to bring out ... read more CD

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Lavice & Company/EJ GarrisonTwo Sisters From Bagdad ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1973. Used ... $12.99
An incredibly righteous album from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – nothing like anything you'd expect with "Bagdad" in the name – even more obscure than some of the city's spiritual jazz treasures on the Tribe and Strata labels from the time – and done for a very ... read more CD

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Azar LawrenceBridge Into The New Age (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A wicked set from reedman Azar Lawrence – one of the few albums issued under his own name, and a great example of the waves he was making on the 70s west coast scene! There's a depth here that goes beyond most of the other Fantasy Records sessions of the time – a sound that would be ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Azar LawrenceSummer Solstice (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A beautiful album of spiritual soul and Brazilian influenced jazz from Azar Lawrence – and a pretty rare one we're thrilled to have! Lawrence is a stellar sax player with a sound that's a bit like Gary Bartz, which means that he fits in perfectly with the Fantasy-era Prestige Records sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing.)

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Elliot LawrenceElliot Lawrence Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements ... LP
Fantasy, 1955. Sealed ... $7.99
A pretty hip set of big band arrangements – very much along the lines of early 50s Stan Kenton, with a tight swing, but a nicely modern undercurrent as well! The arrangements, as the title indicates, are all by Gerry Mulligan – and in addition to the piano of Elliot Lawrence, players ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, sealed with review sticker! Cover has a cut corner, and another corner is slightly bumped.)

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Elliot LawrenceMusic For Trapping ... LP
Top Rank, 1959. Near Mint- ... $28.99
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(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light stains on back.)

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Josh LawrenceColor Theory ... CD
Posi tone, 2017. Used ... $6.99
Maybe the first album we've ever seen from trumpeter Josh Lawrence – and a set that will definitely have us looking out for more! Lawrence composed almost every tune on the set, and works with a sense of color that really lives up to the title – on lines that are sometimes nicely ... read more CD

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Josh LawrenceContrast ... CD
Posi tone, 2018. Used ... $6.99
Trumpeter Josh Lawrence works here with his Color Theory group – a great name for the combo, given how vivid they can be with their many hues! The music is soulful and swinging, yet also quite lyrical too – maybe in modes that recall some of the late 60s Blue Note work of McCoy Tyner ... read more CD

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Josh LawrenceTriptych ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A really wonderful album from trumpeter Josh Lawrence – a very strong-voiced talent who's got a way of being bright and sharp at the same time, and who can always bring lots of his own compositional strengths to bear as well! The core group is a quartet – with Lawrence blowing ... read more CD

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Hubert LawsIn The Beginning ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalog of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, promo sticker, and some wrinkles in the gatefold.)

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Hubert LawsSan Francisco Concert ... CD
CTI, 1976. Used ... $2.99
Really wonderful work from Hubert Laws – maybe one of his greatest albums for CTI! The record has a laidback feel that's similar to most of Laws' other work for the label, but somehow the live setting also brings out a bit more edge – and gives the record a gently funky groove that's ... read more CD
(Out of print, CBS pressing.)

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✨✧ Hubert LawsSay It With Silence ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $0.99
Nothing too silent here, as the set's filled with the kind of soulful fusion grooves we'd expect from Hubert Laws in the 70s! The album's a real standout in his Columbia catalog – a perfectly balanced set that features plenty of great work from Hubert on flute, amidst arrangements that also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
( Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 2.)

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✨✧ Ronnie LawsFever ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good ... $0.99
An album that's smoother than some of Ronnie's earlier work, and perhaps without the same dark edge – but still a nice batch of soulful fusion tunes, with production by Wayne Henderson, in his classic 70s At-Home Productions mode! By that, we mean that a number of the tracks have a good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronnie LawsFriends & Strangers ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
A stone classic from reedman Ronnie Laws – and an album that really helped set a whole new standard for funky fusion in the 70s! Laws works here with great Wayne Henderson production – which gives the album an even sharper sound than other Blue Note sets of this vintage – and ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Friends & Strangers ... LP 2.99

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Ronnie LawsFriends & Strangers ... LP
Blue Note, 1977. Very Good- ... $2.99
A stone classic from reedman Ronnie Laws – and an album that really helped set a whole new standard for funky fusion in the 70s! Laws works here with great Wayne Henderson production – which gives the album an even sharper sound than other Blue Note sets of this vintage – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Friends & Strangers ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Ronnie LawsMr Nice Guy/Classic Masters ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1982/1984. Used ... $9.99
A pair of classics from Ronnie Laws – back to back on a single CD! On Mr Nice Guy, Laws really makes a big move into the soul field – quite a big record for him back in the day, and a set that helped him reach an even wider audience at the time! Ronnie sings as much as playing sax on ... read more CD

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Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The massive debut of reedman Ronnie Laws – a groundbreaking set of funky fusion tracks that set the standard for years to come! Ronnie's the kid brother of Hubert Laws – who was already having great fame at CTI – but here, the younger Laws works with producer Wayne Henderson ... read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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Hugh LawsonPrime Time ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1977. Sealed ... $16.99
A killer date as a leader for this Detroit pianist we first came to love through his recordings with Yusef Lateef – an artist who possibly never got his due as strongly as so many others to come up in the late 50s/early 60s scene – but who sparkles here with a maturity that really comes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Janet LawsonJanet Lawson Quintet (aka Dreams Can Be) ... CD
Cambria/BBE (UK), 1983. Used ... $8.99
Very hip vocal work from singer Janet Lawson – an under-discovered vocalist with a very groovy sound! Janet's got a soaring, breezy feel that's a bit like some of the best Bay Area or European work from a few years before – inflected with some Brazilian influences, but also delivered ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Sam LazarOrgan Grooves (Space Flight/Playback/bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Jasmine (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A pair of Hammond jazz classics from organist Sam Lazar – back to back on a single CD, with rare bonus tracks too! First up is Space Flight – a tight batch of organ groovers with a raw R&B feel, recorded by the obscure St Louis organist Sam Lazar – with a very young Grant ... read more CD

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Eliel LazoCuban Jazz Report ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A tight set of Latin jazz, and very much in the spirit of the title – featuring a quartet led by percussionist Eliel Lazo, recorded with some great chorus vocals from the members of the group! The record's not nearly as rootsy or slavishly classic Cuban as others of this nature – which ... read more CD

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Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du QuebecLe Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec ... LP
Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Proof that Canada had plenty of great jazz going on in the late 60s – a really freewheeling record by a group of free jazz musicians from Quebec! The album's got a vibe that easily rivals some of the hippest work of the Paris scene, post-1968 – and is maybe even more unusual, given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du QuebecLe Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebec ... LP
Radio Canada, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Proof that Canada had plenty of great jazz going on in the late 60s – a really freewheeling record by a group of free jazz musicians from Quebec! The album's got a vibe that easily rivals some of the hippest work of the Paris scene, post-1968 – and is maybe even more unusual, given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Le ScottLe Scott's Post Bop Opera ... LP
Theatre For The Evolving Arts, Late 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A wild and wonderful hippy theatrical approach to jazz! The tracks are kind of theatrical interpretations of jazz work by Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, and others – performed by a jazz group that includes trumpeter Wallace Roney, flautist Le Scott, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LeadersUnforseen Blessings ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Used ... $7.99
One of the strongest albums from the Leaders sextet – an ensemble that features 6 of America's best left-of-center players of the time – all of them leaders of their own groups, putting aside ego to come together beautifully here! The set features Lester Bowie on trumpet, Arthur Blythe ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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James LearyJames II ... LP
Vital, 1992. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
A really great audiophile album from bassist James Leary – with Leary on bass, plus Billy Childs on piano and Eddie Harris on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(In two separate VTL covers, one with the cover image.)

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Mike LebrunShades ... CD
Beakerbox, 2018. Used ... $1.99
Sweet reeds from Mike Lebrun – a musician who's way more than just another funky saxophone player! Mike's got a great ear for the overall sound of his music – so that he often layers together his instruments, in ways that make us feel like two horns are following the same path at once ... read more CD

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Xavier LecouturierCarrier ... CD
Origin, 2019. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Mike LeDonnePartners In Time ... CD
Savant, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Mike LeDonne is on piano this time around – not his more-familiar Hammond organ – and he's working in a really fantastic trio with Christian McBride on bass and Lewis Nash on drums! Both players have made lots of wonderful records over the years, but there's something really special ... read more CD

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Mike LeDonneThen & Now ... CD
Double Time, 1998. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave LeeBig New Band From Britain ... LP
Top Rank, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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David Lee/Group Six PlayersAll That Jazz – KPM 1014 ... LP
KPM (UK), 1967. Near Mint- ... $43.99
A straight jazz album recorded for the KPM sound library – but a pretty groovy one at that! All the work here is the product of David Lee and his un-named Group Six Players – a cool combo who feature piano, trumpet, guitar, and a bit of flute – all over some really wonderful ... (Sound Library, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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Jeanne Lee/Mal WaldronAfter Hours ... CD
Owl (France), 1994. Used ... $5.99
Beautiful duets between Lee and Waldron – sparely recorded, with no other instrumentation save for Lee's vocals and Waldron's piano. The range of material includes older standards done with an eerie edge – like "Caravan", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", and "You ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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

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

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Tony LeeTony Lee Trio ... LP
Lee Lambert (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A tight London trio with a nice current of soul – featuring Tony Lee on piano, Tony Archer on bass, and Martin Drew on drums! Titles include "Blue Bossa", "Blues For HL", "Teach Me Tonight", "Emily", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Norma.)

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

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Carmen LeggioAerial View ... LP
Dreamstreet, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The classic meeting of the great French arranger/pianist with American jazz players like Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and others. The tracks are a beautiful strident blend of Legrand's best arranging styles, and they show his keen talent for letting the soloist ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has split seams, clear tape along the spine, and light surface wear.)

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Michel LegrandNew I Love Paris ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Michel Legrand revisits themes originally presented in his classic I Love Paris album for Columbia – updating them slightly here for the 60s with touches of styles that were beginning to show up in his later soundtrack work! While the overall feeling is still a romanticized version of Paris ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Michel LegrandParis Jazz Piano ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the greatest jazz work ever recorded by Michel Legrand! Although Legrand's always been known for his sweet soundtrack work and his famous easy listening sides – he's also a heck of a jazz pianist, and here in this rare 1959 session, he works in a trio format that puts him right up ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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

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Michel Legrand & Stephane GrappelliLegrand/Grappelli ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful pairing of Michel Legrand and Stephane Grappelli – two of France's most sensitive jazz musicians ever, sounding really wonderful here in the company of each other! The set features Grappelli's violin and Legrand's lead piano – amidst some larger orchestrations put together ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Michel Legrand With Ray Brown & Shelly ManneAt Shelly's Manne-Hole ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
A nice little live set – recorded at Shelly Manne's club in LA, and one that features a trio with Michel Legrand on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing together on a combination of improvisational, original tunes and some more familiar ones! The ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Peter Lehel QuartetHeavy Rotation ... CD
Satin Doll (Germany), 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tom LellisAnd In This Corner ... CD
Inner City/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. Used ... $14.99
A lost vocal set by Tom Lellis – a virtually unknown singer with a sound that's a lot like Mark Murphy in the 70s! Like Mark, Tom's got a richly expressive voice and a love for vocalizing classic jazz tunes. He's also a heck of a songwriter, too – and has penned about half the tracks ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(2018 pressing from Solid/Ultra-Vybe, includes obi.)

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Peter LemerSon Of Local Color – Live At Pizza Express Soho ... CD
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
It's been many years since we last heard from pianist Peter Lemer – the British musician who gave the world a wonderful album on ESP Records in the late 60s, and who finally returns to the fold to share his music again! For the album, which is a 50 year follow-up to the original Local Colour ... read more CD

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✨✧ Noam Lemish & George MarshNightfall ... CD
Noam Lemish & George Marsh, 2013. Used ... $5.99
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Bukky LeoTribute To Fela Vol 2 – Live At The Jazz Cafe ... LP
Drift (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Saxophonist Bukky Leo grew up in Lagos, but has given his talents strongly to the London scene in the past few decades – where he's really made magic in a great criss-crossing of jazz with his Nigerian roots! Part of Bukky's long legacy is an annual tribute to Fela Kuti – and this set ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Les Jazz ModesMood In Scarlet ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good ... $11.99
A unique album by one of the oddest jazz groups ever. Les Jazz Modes was the brainchild of horn player Julius Watkins and tenor player Charlie Rouse (who was best known for his work with Monk). The two of them played tight chamber jazz lines with sort of a raw edge, and they added into the mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover is "censored" with magazine cut-outs taped over the figure on front.)
 
 



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