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Steve Lacy & Steve PottsTips ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Steve Lacy works here with one of his best partners of the 70s – altoist Steve Potts – whose tone and phrasing always turns out to be a perfect match for Lacy's ideas! And the duet also get some great accompaniment from vocalist Irene Aebi – who's almost has more presence here ... read more CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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✨✧ Steve Lacy FiveWay ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
One of Steve Lacy's great late 70s recordings for Hat Hut – a searing live performance that was one of his boldest efforts from the time! The group here are a quintet of familiar players – Steve Potts on alto and soprano sax, Irene Aebi on cello and voice, Kent Carter on bass, and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Enrico Rava, & OthersLaboratorio Della Quercia ... LP
Horo/Alternative Fox (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
A fantastic entry into the improvising orchestra genre – a set that's similar to classics by ICP and London Jazz Composers Orchestra – and which also features a bit of crossover in members with both groups! The lineup here features the cream of the crop of the European avant scene of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LadykillerLadykiller 71 – 8 At 8 ... LP
Ladykiller (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Features Klaus Esser on organ, Theo Henk on tenor and flute, Ulrich Held on trumpet and vibes, and Hans Doetsch on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam is unglued, but the rest is nice.)

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Julian LageSquint ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Guitarist Julian Lage has become one of the more distinct stylists on his instrument in recent years – and this Blue Note debut is likely to cement his role as one of the more important players of his generation! Lage is in a trio here – working with Dave King on drums and Jorge Roeder ... read more CD

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Mario Laginha, Julian Arguelles, & Helge Andreas NorbakkenAtlantico ... CD
Edition (UK), 2020. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful trio – one who used familiar instrumentation, but create a joyous sound that's all their own – one that's filled with cascading rhythms between the instruments – all sparkling with this sense of warmth that really wins us over right away! The trio features Mario ... read more CD

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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

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✨✧ Oliver Lake & Jump UpDancevision ... LP
Blue Heron, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With Brandon Ross on guitar and vocals, Billy Grant on bass, Lisa Dean on keyboards, Gene Lake on drums, and Kamate Dinizulu on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioI Told You So ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99
Deeply funky work from one of the hippest Hammond organ combos around – just a trio, but one that's able to pack the punch of so many much larger groups! Delvon Lamarr took all the right lessons from Hammond heroes of the past – not that he's copying anyone's style, because he isn't ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more 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

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Jeannie LambertJeannie-Ology ... LP
Jazz Idiom, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Orchestra conducted by Gene Esposito & Bobby Schiff. (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is bent just a bit at the corners.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & BavanLive At Basin Street East ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
If you're a fan of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, then you'll dig this set of tracks by the Lambert and Hendricks group with Yolanda Bavan, who replaced Annie Ross in the trio during the early 60's. Bavan swings like the best of them, and this live set's a nice batch of vocalese tracks with all the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossLambert, Hendricks & Ross ... CD
Sony, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
Titles include "Moanin","Gimme That Wine", "Hi-Fly", "Mr PC", "Bijou", "In A Mellow Tone", "Farmers Market", "Caravan", "Everybody's Boppin" and "Summertime". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Byard LancasterMy Pure Joy ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1992. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A really obscure set from legendary reedman Byard Lancaster – a set that was issued late in the history of the spiritual jazz label Black Fire, but one that's every bit as essential as their music from the 70s! Lancaster works here often with just a bit of percussion in the background – ... read more CD
Also available My Pure Joy ... LP 23.99

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Byard LancasterMy Pure Joy ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1992. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really obscure set from legendary reedman Byard Lancaster – a set that was issued late in the history of the spiritual jazz label Black Fire, but one that's every bit as essential as their music from the 70s! Lancaster works here often with just a bit of percussion in the background – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)
Also available My Pure Joy ... CD 12.99

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Harold LandTake Aim ... CD
Blue Note/Mighty Quinn, 1960. Used ... $12.99
A near-lost session from west coast tenorist Harold Land – recorded in the 60s, not issued at the time, and easily one of his greatest albums ever! The set is one of the few from the period that really has Harold biting hard on the tenor – grooving with a soulful edge that shows the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Harold LandWest Coast Blues ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite albums ever from Harold Land, and a great set that has a hard soul jazz feel – despite the "west coast" in the title. Harold's playing with a great group that includes Barry Harris, Joe Gordon, and Sam Jones – as well as guitarist Wes Montgomery, who's ... read more CD

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Art Lande & Jan GarbarekRed Lanta ... LP
ECM, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A standout moment from pianist Art Lande – maybe his best-remembered date for the ECM label – in part because the record features wonderful work from Jan Garbarek on flute, soprano, and bass saxophone! The simple duet mode is a bit different here than on other ECM dates – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear, a cut corner, a small sticker spot and lightly bumped corners.)

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Nils LandgrenFunk For Life ... CD
Act (Germany), 2010. Used ... $6.99
Nils Landgren on trombone and vocals, Magnum Coltrane Price on bass and vocals, Jonas Wall and Magnus Lindgren on woodwinds and backing vocals, Robert Mehmet Ikiz and Wolfgang Haffner on drums, Andy Pfeiler on guitar and vocals, and Sebastian Studnitzky on keyboard, trumpet and backing vocals. CD

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Nils Landgren & Esbjorn SvenssonLayers Of Light ... CD
Act (Germany), 2001. Used ... $9.99
Nils Landgren on trombone and Esbjorn Svensson on piano. CD

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Nils Landgren Funk Unit5000 Miles ... CD
Act (Germany), 1999. Used ... $7.99
Features Esborjn Svensson on Fender Rhodes – plus special guests Roy Hargrove on trumpet and Fred Wesley on trombone! CD

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Nils Landgren Funk UnitLicence To Funk ... CD
Act (Germany), 2007. Used ... $9.99
Nils Landgren on trombone and vocals, Ray Parker Jr on guitar and vocals, Magnum Coltrane Price on bass and vocals, Ida Sand on keyboards and vocals, Magnus Lindgren on woodwinds and vocals, and Wolfgang Haffner on drums and vocals. CD
(Crease along front of digipack cover.)

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Nils Landgren Funk UnitLive In Montreaux ... CD
Act (Germany), 1998. Used ... $9.99
Nils Landgren on trombone, Per Rusktrask Johansson on alto and soprano saxophone, Henrik Janson on guitar, Esbjorn Svensson on fender rhodes, Magnum Coltrane Price on bass, and Jan Robertson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thierry LangPrivate Garden (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PJL (Japan), 1993. Used Gatefold ... $16.99
Thierry Lang on piano, Ivor Malherbe on double bass, and Marcel Papaux on drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Billy Larkin & The DelegatesBest Of Billy Larkin & The Delegates ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Monster groovers! This late 60s compilation brings together some of the best early work by organist Billy Larkin, and his amazing Delegates trio! Plus, some of the tracks feature some excellent sax work by the legendary Clifford Scott – best known to the world for his 50s work with Bill ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging and minimal wear.)

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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.)

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Steve LaSpinaChange In The Weather ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
The bass of Steve LaSpina is in great company here – wrapped up all around these warm piano lines from Luis Perdomo, punctuated in the right way by the drums of Eric McPherson, and given all these sharper edges from the tenor and soprano sax of Joe Frahm! All tunes are LaSpina originals, and ... read more CD

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Harald LassenHuman Samling (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Really beautiful sounds from Harald Lassen – a record that's very much in the best tradition of the Jazzland label, and the way that Scandinavian imprint can mix jazz expression with more unusual sounds and styles! Lassen plays saxes here, but also handles piano and a bit of midi – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Timo LassyTimo Lassy Trio ... CD
WeJazz (Finland), 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really great record from Finnish saxophonist Timo Lassy – and one that's a bit different than you might expect from the title – as the set doesn't just feature Timo blowing with his trio, but also work from a larger set of strings, who really take the record into sublimely soulful ... read more CD

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Last StrawsDixie Land Jazz ... LP
Shalom, 1970s. Sealed ... $1.99
With Nick Gagliardi on trombone, Ken Allen on drums, Bruce Butler on tuba, Bris Jones on clarinet, Moose Zanco on trumpet, and Bob Casey on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shrinkwrap has a few holes and is cracked on the bottom seam.)

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Yusef LateefConcerto For Yusef Lateef ... CD
Atlantic, 1988. Used ... $5.99
A concerto in 11 movements, with Lateef handling a number of instruments including tenor and soprano sax, flute, bamboo drums, koto, mondodrum, glass drums, Casio 5000, and Ensonique Mirage, with John Nuhn on acoutic bass, George Cooke on electronic bass, Robert Daley on guitar, Christopher Salvo ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefEvery Village Has A Song – The Yusef Lateef Anthology ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
A sweet collection and one the label could have called The Diverse Yusef Lateef if that title wasn't already taken. This anthology goes way past Yusef Lateef's Atlantic years and includes material recorded for Savoy, Prestige, and Impulse – it even has a track recorded with Grant Green for ... read more CD
(Out of print. Slipcover has minor edge wear but this is still a great copy.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefHush 'N' Thunder ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A moody set of 70s work from Yusef – proof that he was always trying to push his bag, and a good attempt to bridge his earlier exotic work and his later high concept compositions. Some of this material is spare and thoughtful, while other tracks are trying for sort of a 70's electric funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Rockefeller label pressing. Includes the Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has light 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. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
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
(Sealed 70s pressing! Shrink is open for about four inches on the opening edge.)

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✨✧ Latin Jazz Quintet + Eric DolphyCaribe ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A masterful meeting of Eric Dolpy and The Latin Jazz Quintet – a record that shows a rare Latin side of Dolphy's talents, but one that's totally great! The core group here are the ensemble led by conga player Juan Amalbert with vibes, piano, bass, and percussion – a group who helped ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and booklet. Traycard artwork has a stain from some water damage.)

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✨✧ Ingrid LaubrockUbatuba ... CD
Firehouse 12, 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Ingrid Laubrock on tenor and alto – with Tim Berne on alto, Ben Gerstein on trombone, Dan Peck on tuba, and Tom Rainey on drums! CD

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Dustin Laurenzi's Natural LanguageTime And A Place ... CD
Woolgathering, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Slow-building magic from tenorist Dustin Laurenzi – a musician who's got a sound that's especially resonant with the guitar in his quartet, handled here by Jeff Swanson – in a group that also includes Mike Harmon on bass and Charles Rumback on drums. The tunes have a slow-stepping ... read more CD

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Andy LaVerneI Want To Hold Your Hand – At The Kitano Vol 3 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2007. Used ... $11.99
Andy LaVerne on piano, Gary Versace on Hammond B3 organ, and Anthony Pinciotti on drums. Includes four orginals by LaVerne, plus "Watermelon Man" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand". CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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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 LawsAfro-Classic ... LP
CTI, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
An amazing album – and the cornerstone of the CTI sound! The record's an incredibly baroque set of tracks from funky flautist Hubert Laws – featuring arrangements from Don Sebesky that mix complicated lines on flute with electric piano from Bob James, into a swirling mass of sound that' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has slight gloss peel along the opening on the back, but is in nice shape otherwise.)

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Hubert LawsMake It Last ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1983. New Copy ... $6.99
Hubert Laws hits an 80s groove here – but the shift doesn't seem to dampen his soul at all! At some points, the rhythms are a bit more pronounced than before – bouncy and funky at points, with a slight nod to the clubs – yet other points still have that soft, airy finish that ... read more CD

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Hubert LawsRomeo & Juliet ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... $11.99
Forget the Shakespearean reference in the title – which might make you think the whole album's got a Renaissance bent – because the album's a nice bit of funky flute jazz from Hubert Laws, done with the same groovy vibe as some of his earlier albums for the CTI label! The set was ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hubert Laws & Earl KlughHow To Beat The High Cost Of Living – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A totally wonderful little record – not just a funky 70s soundtrack, but an excellent jazz outing as well – thanks to the talents of Hubert Laws on flute and Earl Klugh on guitar! Patrick Williams wrote and arranged the whole set – and he merges his jazzier roots with some of his ... read more CD

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Hubert Laws/George BensonIn The Beginning/In Concert Carnegie Hall ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1974/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 14.99
A split CTI package – with a record apiece by Hubert Laws and George Benson! Hubert Laws is first with In The Beginning – 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 ... read more CD

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Ronnie LawsClassic Masters ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Sealed ... $14.99
The best of Ronnie Laws' 70s material, plus a few new tracks as well – an album that definitely lives up to its Classic Masters title! The music is awash in both jazz and soul modes – jazz, thanks to Ronnie's well-played solos, which soar out in an amazing blend of new ideas and on-the- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, in clean shrink. Cover has a small cutout notch and lightly bent corner.)

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Ronnie LawsFever ... CD
Blue Note, 1976. Used ... $14.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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Ronnie LawsFriends & Strangers ... CD
EMI/Manhattan, 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
(Out of print.)

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Ronnie LawsSolid Ground ... LP
Liberty, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sweetly soulful grooves from the great Ronnie Laws – and proof that even in his smoother years, Ronnie still had plenty of room for jazz in the mix! There's a fair bit more electric work on the set than before – especially in the keyboards, which bring lots of electro tones on mini-moog ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Turner Layton & Clarence JohnstoneLayton & Johnstone ... LP
EMI/WRC (UK), 1930s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Titles include "My Blue Heaven", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Never Swat A Fly", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Comes Love", "Transatlantic Lullaby", and more! (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Le DealJazz Traficantes ... CD
Favorite (France), 2020. New Copy ... $8.99
A beautiful debut from this hip French group – a quartet that features piano and arrangements by Florian Pellissier, who we've loved on his other records – plus Yoann Loustalot on flugelhorn, Theo Girard on bass, and Malick Koly on drums – really stretching out here at a session ... read more CD

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Le Theatre Du Chene NoirMiss Madona EP ... 7-inch
Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Heavenly sounds from early 70s France – an EP, but one with the power of a much bigger record – thanks to uniquely-crafted work from Le Theatre Du Chene Noir! The set begins with "Le Chant Du Cirque" – a tune that has an eerie wordless vocal over a slow-building rhythm, ... (Funky 45's, Jazz) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ LeadersMudfoot ... LP
Blackhawk, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the most successful albums from the 80s jazz supergroup The Leaders – an outfit named as such because each of its players headed up their own combos. The sextet features Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, Don Moye on drums, Chico Freeman on saxes, Arthur Blythe on alto, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp on front and some fraying at the spine held down with clear tape.)

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Joelle LeandreBeauty/Resistance (3CD set) ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2021. New Copy 3CD ... $39.99 65.99
Bassist Joelle Leandre is always a warmly collaborative player – an artist whose own sound is tremendous, but also seems to bring out the best in her collaborators – which is definitely the case in this series of live material recorded at the Krakow Jazz Festival in Poland! CD1 ... read more CD

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John Lee & Gerry BrownChaser ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
John Lee & Gerry Brown were one of the best European fusion rhythm sections of the 70s – laying down great spacey drums and rumbling funky basslines on a large number of excellent LPs in the earlier part of the decade for Blue Note and a host of other labels. By the time of this release, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Adrian LeggGuitars & Other Cathedrals ... CD
Relativity, 1990. Used ... $3.99
Adrian Legg playing acoustic guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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Erwin LehnJazz At The Television Tower ... LP
Columbia (Germany), 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An early set from this leader who also gave us the excellent Color In Jazz album on MPS! The set features solos from Bernd Rabe on alto sax, Horst Jankowski on piano, Gerald Weinkopf and Fritz Dautel on tenor, Georg Ernszt on trumpet, and Peter Witte on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear around the edges, and some light ringwear.)

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Urs Leimgruber, Andreas Willers, Alvin Curran, & Fabrizio SperaRome-Ing ... CD
Leo (UK), 2019. Used ... $9.99
Urs Leimgruber on soprano and tenor saxophone, Andreas Willers on guitar, Alvin Curran on piano, and Fabrizio Spera on drums. CD

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Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good- ... $29.99
A nice little bit of bop from LA – a tightly-crafted mid 50s date for the Bethlehem label – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a great group of horn players! The album features some standout work from Dexter Gordon on tenor – making a rare appearance here as a sideman ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, but is nice overall – no splits!)

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Marc LevinSocial Sketches ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Marc Levin is maybe best known for one famous album of avant jazz recorded for the Savoy label in the 60s – but he's equally stunning here in a mid 70s set that got little circulation at the time, but which is a key part of Levin's under-recorded legacy as a leader! The approach is very open ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Mark LevineUp 'Til Now ... LP
Catalyst, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A great little set – warmly spiritual soul jazz, recorded as one of the few mid 70s releases to grace the Catalyst label. Pianist Mark Levine leads the set – and he's got a gentle west coast touch that fits perfectly with the album's horn work by Tom Harrell, Mike Morris, and Ray Pizzi. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Allegra LevyLooking At The Moon ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. Used ... $9.99
An album with a bit of a gimmick – songs about the moon – but one that quickly transcends that mode, thanks to the vocal strengths of Allegra Levy! Levy's definitely a singer who's working in a jazz-based style, but she's also got this very pointed, personal approach to phrasing that ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Allegra LevyLose My Number – Allegra Levy Sings John McNeil ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. Used ... $9.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) CD

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✨✧ O'Donel LevyBlack Velvet ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone laidback set from O'Donel Levy – one of the greatest soul jazz guitarists of the 70s, and a player who sounds fresher and fresher to us over the years! This album's a bit more laidback than some of Levy's other sets for Groove Merchant – with larger arrangements that feature ... read more CD

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O'Donel LevyBreeding Of Mind ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderfully baroque funk from the great O'Donel Levy! The album's got some very cool arrangements by Manny Albam that mix together strings and funk – in a super-dope way that sounds a lot like the work coming out of Cadet during the late 60s – and the rest of the set features Levy ... read more CD

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O'Donel LevyEverything I Do Gonna Be Funky ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
The butt-squeezing cover should be enough to let you know that this is one funky album – but if that doesn't get the message across, the grooves certainly do! O'Donel Levy plays tight and funky guitar, and also sings a bit on the set – working with a tight combo that features Charles ... read more CD

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O'Donel LevySimba ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic sounds throughout – and maybe the best album ever by this legendary 70s guitar player! O'Donel Levy's got this tremendous sound that comes from playing an electric hollow body – in a tone that takes the best bits of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, and strips them down for a ... read more CD

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O'Donel LevyWindows ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A great later album from O'Donel Levy – recorded after his initial flurry of work for the Groove Merchant label, but still plenty darn nice! The sound here is slightly smoother and a bit more electric than before – with Levy's sweet guitar work snaking out over some larger backings ... read more CD

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Bobby LewisWarm Cool ... CD
Cool Horn, 2010. Used ... $7.99
Bobby Lewis on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jim Ryan on piano, Rob Kassinger on bass, Jeff Stitely on drums, Pat Mallinger on alto saxophone, and Alejo Poveda on percussion. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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George LewisIce Cream ... CD
Delmark, 1953. Used ... $9.99
Features Kid Howard on trumpet, Jim Robinson on trombone, George Lewis on clarinet, Alton Purnell on piano, Lawrence Marrero on banjo, Alcide Pavageau on bass, and Joe Watkins on drums. CD
(Out of print. Punch through barcode.)

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James Brandon LewisJesup Wagon ... CD
Tao Forms, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe the strongest creative statement to date from tenorist James Brandon Lewis – an album of work inspired by the legacy of George Washington Carver – served up here with a sense of depth that's certain to open even more doors for Lewis in years to come! There's a majesty to the ... read more CD
Also available Jesup Wagon (with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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James Brandon LewisJesup Wagon (with bonus download) ... LP
Tao Forms, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
Maybe the strongest creative statement to date from tenorist James Brandon Lewis – an album of work inspired by the legacy of George Washington Carver – served up here with a sense of depth that's certain to open even more doors for Lewis in years to come! There's a majesty to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Jesup Wagon ... CD 13.99

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James Brandon LewisMolecular ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis just keeps getting deeper and deeper with each new release – very different than the artist who first emerged a number of records back, and one with a strong ability to explore the farther sides of the jazz spectrum! That's definitely the case here – as ... read more CD

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✨✧ James Brandon Lewis & Chad TaylorLive In Willisau ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
Some of the boldest work we've ever heard from tenorist James Brandon Lewis – an artist you might know from his bigger label recordings for Okeh/Sony, but who sounds completely unbridled here in the company of the great drummer Chad Taylor! Taylor's a player who can step outside strongly, ... read more CD

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John Lewis & Svend AsmussenEuropean Encounter ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $2.99
A uniquely European Encounter between pianist John Lewis and violinist Svend Asmussen – and one that makes for a different blend of instrumentation than you'd get on some of John Lewis' other albums as a leader! The pair are supported by Jimmy Woode on bass and Sture Kalin on drums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, some aging and center splits in the top and bottom seams.)

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Mel LewisMel Lewis & Friends ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
An excellent solo set as a leader from drummer Mel Lewis – one that reminds us that he can still cook very strongly away from his big band with trumpeter Thad Jones! The set has Lewis in different groupings with an excellent set of the friends mentioned in the title – a top-shelf ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel LewisNaturally ... CD
Telarc, 1979. Used ... $5.99
Mel Lewis performs the music of Thad Jones – with a group that features Earl Dardner on lead trumpet, John Mosca on trombone, Dick Oatts on alto, soprano, and flute – and Jim McNeely on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ramsey LewisClassic Encounter ... CD
CBS, 1988. Used ... $8.99
The Ramsey Lewis Trio encounters Chi-Town arranger James Mack and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Tracks include "After The Rain", "Spiritual", "Summer Of '42", "With A Gentle Touch", and "Earle Of Salisbury Pavane". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ramsey LewisDancing In The Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisDon't It Feel Good ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some general wear.)

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Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
A quadruple-header from Ramsey Lewis – four albums from his great 70s electric period on Columbia Records! First up is Funky Serenity – sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, ... read more CD

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Ramsey LewisGroover ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s/1972. Very Good ... $4.99
A set of classic Ramsey Lewis recordings with his trio of Eldee Young and Redd Holt, all of which were recorded during the 60s for Argo/Chess, but not released until this set in 1972. The tracks all came from the same live set that spawned the group's hit single version of "Hang On ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ramsey LewisHang On Ramsey ... LP
Cadet, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
Easily one of Ramsey Lewis' most successful records – featuring the hit soul jazz style that he forged with the Young/Holt rhythm combo, honed to perfection before a live crowd at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The record's a key part of Ramsey's live recorded output – showing the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue fade label pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisMovie Album ... LP
Cadet, Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $13.99
Jazzy and classy – and one of the first of Ramsey's albums to feature him working with larger arrangements instead of the usual trio. In this case, the whole thing was arranged and conducted by Richard Evans – with a spacey hip sound that's not too far from some of Ramsey's later work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover and label have a small cutout hole.)

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Ramsey LewisPiano Player ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of Ramsey Lewis' best albums of the 60s – a killer Cadet record that stands right up there with classics like Maiden Voyage and Mother Nature's Son! As on those records, arrangements here are mostly by Charles Stepney, who comes up with that righteous blend of soul, strings, and jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio In Person – 1960 to 1967 ... CD
Chess, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
A fantastic collection of live recordings from Ramsey Lewis, including key work with Eldee Young and Red Holt – plus a few later cuts with Cleveland Eaton and Maurice White! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisTequila Mockingbird ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet electric Ramsey Lewis – an overlooked gem from the Columbia Records years, filled with loads of great grooves, and some pretty mighty keyboards! Part of the record has Ramsey working with Larry Dunn of Kalimba Productions – getting plenty of the Earth Wind & Fire groove that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and tracklist sticker.)

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Ramsey LewisTime Flies ... CD
Narada/EMI, 2004. Used ... $4.99
With Ramsey Lewsi on piano, Larry Gray on bass and cello, and Leon Joyce Jr on drums – plus guest work from Buddy Fambro on guitar and Kevin Randolph on organ. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ramsey LewisUp Pops Ramsey Lewis ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good ... $7.99
Although Ramsey first scored big with his spare trio recordings during the late 50s, by this point in his career, Cadet were wisely playing with his sound a lot, adding in new elements to keep things fresh and soulful. Such is the case with this album, which has Ramsey's second trio (with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioChoice! – The Best Of The Ramsey Lewis Trio ... LP
Argo, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A sparkling collection of the soul jazz groovers churned out by Ramsey's famous first trio – the groundbreaking ensemble that featured Eldee Young on bass and Redd Holt on drums. The set does a good job of pushing past obvious hits, and includes some tasty little groovers like "Travel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue fade label Cadet pressing with deep groove. Includes the Cadet inner sleeve.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioUpendo Ni Pamoja ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good ... $6.99
Sublime electric work from Ramsey Lewis! Ramsey's working here with his hip 70s group that included Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton, and he's playing some fantastic electric piano – a blend of funky grooves and soulful spiritualism, stripped down into a sound that's one of his leanest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and some splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Dave LiebmanExpansions Live ... CD
Whaling City Sound, 2016. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Dave Liebman on soprano saxophone and flute, Tony Marino on bass, Matt Vashlishan on alto saxophone and flute, Bobby Avey on piano and keyboards, and Alex Ritz on drums. CD

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Dave Liebman & John StowellPetite Fleur – The Music Of Sidney Bechet ... CD
Origin, 2018. Used ... $9.99
Dave Liebman on soprano saxophone, wood flute and piano and John Stowell on guitar. CD

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Dave Liebman/Dave Binney/Donny McCaslin/Samuel BlaisFour Visions Saxophone Quartet ... CD
Sunnyside, 2019. Used ... $11.99
A great update of the sax quartet format – a mode that first saw big expression in jazz during the 80s, but which has sadly fallen out of use in more recent years! Here, a trio of younger players bring new energy to the music with longtime saxophone genius Dave Liebman – in a format ... read more CD

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Dave Liebman/Marc Copeland DuoBookends ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Duets between Dave Liebman on soprano and tenor saxophone and Marc Copland on piano – in the studio and again in a live setting. CD
(Out of print.)

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David Liebman & Richard BeirachForgotten Fantasies ... LP
A&M, 1975. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
Spare, subtle duets from these two blossoming modernists – with Liebman on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – and Beirach on acoustic piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cut corner and Specially Priced sticker.)

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LightmenFree As You Wanna Be (with bonus tracks, booklet, & bonus download) ... LP
Judnell/Now Again, 1970. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 25.98
A record that definitely lives up to its title – as it's a lot freer and more spiritual than later work from drummer Bubbha Thomas and his Lightmen group! This set perfectly captures the unique vibe that the ensemble brought to the Houston scene at the start of the 70s – really the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Lightmen Plus OneFancy Pants (2CD version – mono/stereo versions) ... CD
Judnell/Now Again, 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 15.98
Some of the most righteous sounds we've ever heard from Houston legends The Lightmen – recorded at a time when the group was at their most spiritual, and very firmly following a cosmic path set down by drummer Bubbha Thomas! The music here owes nothing to the hippest sounds coming from the ... read more CD
Also available Fancy Pants (2LP version – mono/stereo versions – with booklet) ... LP 20.99

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Lightmen Plus OneFancy Pants (2LP version – mono/stereo versions – with booklet) ... LP
Judnell/Now Again, 1971. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 25.98
Some of the most righteous sounds we've ever heard from Houston legends The Lightmen – recorded at a time when the group was at their most spiritual, and very firmly following a cosmic path set down by drummer Bubbha Thomas! The music here owes nothing to the hippest sounds coming from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download for audio & video! 2LP pressing – with both the mono and stereo versions of the record – and a great booklet too.)
Also available Fancy Pants (2CD version – mono/stereo versions) ... CD 6.99

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Lightmen Plus OneEnergy Control Center (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lightin/Now Again, 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 15.98
Cosmic jazzy genius from Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen – the kind of a record that sounds like it should have come out of Detroit or Chicago in the early 70s – and not the Texas scene from which the group hailed! The Lightmen have a vibe that reminds us a lot of The Pharoahs or some ... read more CD
Also available Energy Control Center (2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP 25.99
 
 



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