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Steve LacyFuturities Part II ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1984. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve LacySoprano Sax ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A stone classic from Steve Lacy – a record that was nearly as important to the soprano sax in jazz as it was to Lacy in his career! In one record, Lacy almost single-handedly takes the soprano sax into the modern age – working before Coltrane and others to push the instrument from its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Steve LacyThreads ... LP
Horo/Alternative Fox (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A real standout in the 70s catalog of reedman Steve Lacy – and that's saying a lot, given that he gave us so many fantastic records in the decade! The album's proof that the Horo Records label had a great knack for capturing key players in some different, but fantastic formations – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Lacy & Brion GysinSongs ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1981. Used ... $11.99
We're not often the biggest fans of poetry in the work of Steve Lacy – but somehow, this set seems to come off especially right – thanks, no doubt, to the fact that beat legend Brion Gysin composed all of the words! Gysin himself only speaks on 2 titles – but his presence there ... read more CD

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Steve Lacy & Mal WaldronHot House ... CD
Novus, 1990. Used ... $9.99
Titles include "House Party Starting", "I'll Keep Loving You", "Mistral Breeze", and "The Mooche". CD
(Out of print. Tray is a little wavy from moisture and has a small cutout hole – booklet is clean an unmarked.)

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Steve Lacy & Michael SmithSidelines ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Spare duets – just Steve Lacy on soprano sax and Michael Smith on piano – on titles that include "Beeline", "Time 2", "Worms", "Utah", and "Austin Stream". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Steve Lacy & Roswell RuddTrickles ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great reunion between Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd – a pair of players who always seem to sound even more amazing in the company of each other! Lacy's on soprano, and Rudd's blowing trombone – often with that earthy tone he really hit in the 70s, one that brought an even greater sense ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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 FourMorning Joy ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1986. Used ... $19.99
One of the best Steve Lacy albums from the 80s – a really strong live performance with a definite Monkish approach, served up in a really no-nonsense way! The group's just a quartet – with Lacy on soprano sax, Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass, and Oliver ... read more CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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✨✧ Steve Lacy SevenProspectus ... LP
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1983. Very Good+ 2LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
Early 80's Larger Steve Lacy group, featuring longtime cohorts Jean-Jaques Avenel on bass and Bobby Few on piano, along with George Lewis, Steve Potts, Irene Aebi and Oliver Johnson. As always, Lacy's brilliant melodicism and remarkable songcraft provide a platform for a colletive of impressive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the postcard. Box flap has some light wear, but is fine overall.)

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Steve Lacy with Don CherryEvidence (70s pressing) ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1961. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Really wonderful work from a pair we wish we could have heard more often together! Steve Lacy's early records are all pretty darn great, but this album's a really special gem – a rare pairing with trumpeter Don Cherry, and an album with an incredibly haunting sound! There's almost a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing.)

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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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Mike Ladd/Mankwe MN Ndosi/Sylvain Kassap/Dana HallEpiphany – Bridge Sessions 07 ... CD
Bridge Sessions (France), 2017. Used ... $2.99
A beautiful mix of jazz improvisation and spoken word passages – done at a level that almost takes us back to the most righteous experiments of the 70s! The album's got a unique lineup – spoken passages from Mankwe MN Ndosi, improvised poetry from Mike Ladd, drums and cymbals from Dana ... read more CD

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Eden LadinYequm ... CD
Eden Ladin, 2018. Used ... $1.99
Beautiful sounds from pianist Eden Ladin – a record with a cartoony cover, but a much more serious vibe overall – although still with a sound that's equally bursting with color! Ladin wrote all the material here, and balances acoustic piano with a bit of keyboards – alongside ... read more CD

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Guy Lafitte & Wild Bill DavisLotus Blossom ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the best 80s recordings from French saxophone legend Guy Lafitte – a set that's equally great for the presence of organist Wild Bill Davis – who's also at his best on the album! The tunes have a really timeless quality – lots of long, lean tenor solos from Lafitte – ... read more CD
(Part of the Black & Blue Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Guy Lafitte/Andre Persiany/Christian ChevallierFrench Toast (10 inch LP) ... LP
Angel, 1955. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A rare American issue of French jazz from the postwar years! The set features one full side of material from the group of pianist Christian Chevallier – a large ensemble, with work from Bobby Jaspar and Jean-Louis Cheautemps on tenor, and vibes from Fats Sadi! Side two features a few tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Frankie Laine & Buck ClaytonJazz Spectacular ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the greatest records ever from Frankie Laine – a strongly jazz-based session, and one that really makes incredible use of Laine's powerful voice! The group here is led by trumpeter Buck Clayton – who's also at a bit of a high point in his career, and able to give Laine this warm ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Top seam is just starting to split.)

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Oliver LakeHeavy Spirits ... LP
Arista/Freedom, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great early work from Lake – playing here in a number of different settings, but always with well-matched collaborators! 3 tracks on the set – "Owshet", "Heavy Spirits", and "While Pushing Down Turn" – featuring Lake with Olu Dara on trumpet, Donald ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, ring & edge wear, a lightly bent corner, and sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Ralph LaLama & Bop JuiceLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2012. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
Tenor, bass, and drums – a wicked combination here that really holds together beautifully over the course of the album's long live tracks! Tenorist Ralph LaLama's hardly sounded better – definitely blowing with the bop influences you might guess from the group's name, but also spinning ... read more CD
(Slipcase has some light edgewear.)

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Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart, Frances Wayne, Neal Hefti, Red RodneyEarly Bebop – Essential Keynote Collection 3 ... CD
Mercury/Nippon (Japan), 1946/1947. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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 white label promo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the seams, light surface wear, and a name in pen.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (ABC pressing) ... LP
ABC, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
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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Harold LandEastward Ho! – Harold Land In New York ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... $29.99
A great record – and easily one of Harold Land's best! The session brings Land in from the west coast, and records him in New York with his regular rhythm combo that included the great Amos Trice on piano, Clarence Jones on bass, and Joe Peters on drums. But, added to that quartet is the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Co;ver has a large light stain at the bottom right corner, some seam splitting, and a name written twice in pen on back.)

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Harold LandLazy Afternoon ... CD
Postcards, 1995. Used ... $5.99
Features work from Billy Higgins, Bill Henderson, and James Leary! CD

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Harold LandNew Shade Of Blue ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
An overlooked chapter in the Harold Land/Bobby Hutcherson partnership that recorded more famously for Blue Note – a date that's issued here under the tenorist's own name, but which also features equal contributions from Hutcherson on vibes! Tracks have that long, modal quality that has the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has mostly unglued seams.)

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Adam Lane/Darius Jones/Vijay AndersonAbsolute Horizon ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
Adam Lane's bass is superb here – really shaping the sound in a sublime way right from the start – brooding and bold up from the bottom – never too heavy-handed, but a force that directs the recording beautifully, and really gives shape to the alto of Darius Jones and drums of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Eddie LangChronological Eddie Lang – 1927 to 1932 ... CD
Classics (France), Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP pressing.)

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Lanner/Flotow/Hruby/Gordon/Berlin/Gerswhin/Harris/Trenet/Betti/Chaplin/Wayne/BernsteinQuartet For Piano, Hotel, Violin & Cello – The Trio Farkas Recorded Live At The Waldhaus Sils Maria ... CD
Rutli (Switzerland), 1996. Used ... $5.99
(Classical, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Pablo Lanouguere QuintetEclectico ... CD
Pablo Lanouguere, 2019. Used ... $2.99
... 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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Ellis LarkinsEllis Larkins At Maybeck ... CD
Concord, 1992. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Pete La Roca SimsSwingtime ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $5.99
With Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Dave Liebman and Lance Bryant on soprano sax, Ricky Ford on tenor, and George Cables on piano! CD
(Out of print. Tray card is wrinkled from moisture – booklet is clean and unmarked.)

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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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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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Bill LaswellBaselines ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Titles include "Activate", "Barricade", "Upright Man", "Work Song", and "Hindsight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Yusef LateefA Flat, G Flat, & C ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $23.99
Haunting set of stripped down tracks by the brilliant Yusef Lateef, who not only plays his usual assortment of reeds here – tenor, alto, flute, and oboe – but also lays down a bit of theremin! He's accompanied by Hugh Lawson on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Note: Front cover is nice, with light wear, but inside gatefold has some water staining and wrinkling. Vinyl is nice.)

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Yusef LateefDiverse Yusef Lateef ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Sealed ... $19.99
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 LateefEastern Sounds ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $6.99
The title says it all – as Yusef Lateef works here in that wonderful mixture of hardbop, soul jazz, and Eastern stylings that he brought to all of his best early sessions as a leader! Lateef himself is playing tenor, flute, and oboe – which he uses to craft these eerie snakecharmer ... read more CD
(Out of print, please note that there is a name in marker on the booklet cover & CD.)
Also available Eastern Sounds ... LP 24.99

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Yusef LateefEastern Sounds ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Good+ ... $24.99
The title says it all – as Yusef Lateef works here in that wonderful mixture of hardbop, soul jazz, and Eastern stylings that he brought to all of his best early sessions as a leader! Lateef himself is playing tenor, flute, and oboe – which he uses to craft these eerie snakecharmer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Vinyl has light heat damage at the edge that plays with faint noise at the beginning of each side. Cover has heavy ring & edge wear, masking tape on the bottom seam, and a name in pen on back.)
Also available Eastern Sounds ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and light aging.)

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Yusef LateefGolden Flute ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
Not just a flute session from Yusef Lateef – as the set's a record with plenty of saxophone as well as the instrument named in the title! Yusef's mixing his bag nicely for this mid 60s classic – working through tunes that are a mixture of soulful hardbop and eastern exoticism – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp, including the Impulse inner sleeve. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Yusef LateefHikima – Creativity ... LP
Centre For Nigerian Cultural Studies/Key Systems Recording (Nigeria), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the rootsiest, most spiritual albums ever done by saxophonist Yusef Lateef – and that's saying a lot, given his decades of other recordings! This very special set was done in the mid 80s, but has a very timeless vibe – as Lateef put the whole thing together with the Centre For ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yusef LateefJazz Mood (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, 1957. Used ... $5.99
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 LateefLast Savoy Sessions ... CD
Savoy, 1957/1959. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
Incredible early work from Yusef Lateef – some of his best! On these early Savoy side, Lateef is drawing from the wealth of influences that were running through the Detroit jazz underground of the 50s that spawned him – and apart from a strongly-conceived bop-influenced sound, you'll ... read more CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Yusef LateefLive At Pep's Vol 2 ... CD
Impulse/Jazz Heritage, 1964. Used ... $12.99
Finally! Yusef Lateef's live set at Pep's in 1964 is the stuff of legend. Not only is it one of his best-ever recordings, but it also yielded a huge amount of material that was not issued at the time, and which only ever came out on later, badly-annotated issues. Now, the proper "part ... read more CD
(Out of print, Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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Yusef LateefNocturnes ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Yusef LateefPlays For Lovers ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A mellow selection of ballads from Lateef, recorded in a number of different settings including players like Barry Harris, Frank Gant and Elvin Jones, plus a number of others. The set shows him swinging nicely in a setting that's a bit more straight ahead than some of the later Eastern tinged and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Yusef LateefSuite 16 ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(White label stereo promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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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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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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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... $5.99
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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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 ... $6.99
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
(Cover has gloss peel on back and some stains inside the gatefold.)

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Hubert LawsCarnegie Hall ... CD
CTI/Wounded Bird, 1973. Used ... $11.99
Maybe some of the coolest music ever recorded at Carnegie Hall – a wonderful venue that's perfect for the blend of soul and space of the CTI Records years of Hubert Laws! Laws' lead lines on flute really stretch out beautifully in the setting – given ample room to roam amidst a lineup ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hubert LawsChicago Theme ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hubert LawsLaws Of Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Massive early work from Hubert Laws – and a set that really shows some more the more Latin and soul sides of his talents! Tracks here have a tight punch throughout – with some great New York 60s rhythms that feature a young Chick (then called "Armando") Corea on piano, then a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a small bit of splitting on the top seam, but is nice overall.)

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Hubert LawsMorning Star ... LP
CTI, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the most sublime Hubert Laws albums for CTI – a set that features his incredibly soulful flute work floating over these beautiful large arrangements by Don Sebesky – all ticked by some sweet electric piano from Bob James! The sound is perfect – that balance of soul and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Hubert LawsRite Of Spring ... LP
CTI, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A groundbreaking record from flautist Hubert Laws – a mixture of classical themes and jazz, handled with an airy CTI approach – and set to arrangements by Don Sebesky that are simply mindblowing! The album's a wonderful example of the way that CTI really pushed the boundaries of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has some gloss separation at the corners.)

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Hubert LawsRomeo & Juliet ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Hubert LawsThen There Was Light Vol 2 (aka In The Beginning) ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
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
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Ronnie LawsFlame ... LP
United Artists, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Ronnie Laws at the top of his early game – working in a tight mix of jazz and soul put together with some great help from Wayne Henderson's At Home Productions – very much in the hit style that team was putting out at the time! The work's surprisingly open and hip compared to efforts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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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 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+ ... $28.99
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 String BloMarch For Nature ... CD
Veto (Switzerland), 2019. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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✨✧ LeadersMudfoot ... CD
Blackhawk, 1986. Used ... $14.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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Xavier LecouturierCarrier ... CD
Origin, 2019. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jeff LedererSunwatcher ... CD
Jazzheads, 2010. Used ... $7.99
Features Jamie Saft on piano and organ, and Buster Williams on bass! CD
(Penmark 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 ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave LeeBig New Band From Britain ... LP
Top Rank, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 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- ... $49.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Peggy LeeMy Best To You – Peggy Lee Sings (10 Inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Very Good ... $9.99
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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Peggy LeeSugar 'N' Spice ... CD
Capitol, 1962. Used ... $5.99
Peggy's sweet as sugar, but working here with a heck of a lot of spice – thanks to arranger Benny Carter, who brings in a wonderfully jazzy feel to the set! The album's one of Peggy's best from her comeback years at Capitol – and a prime example of the syncopated, slinking mode of ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony LeeTony Lee Trio ... LP
Lee Lambert (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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- ... $2.99
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 & 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 Leitch QuartetCalifornia Concert ... CD
Jazz House, 1999. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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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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Uli Lenz/Cecil McBee/Joe ChambersLive At Sweet Basil ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $14.99
Pianist Uli Lenz really sparkles here – in the company of the tremendous rhythm duo of Cecil McBee on bass and Joe Chambers on drums! The recording's a live one – as you'll know from the title – and the tracks are long, open, and very fluid – balancing some of the modern ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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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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Robert Leriche/Claude Simard/Jean Beaudet/Mathieu LegerDanses ... LP
Disques Cadence (Canada), 1979. Very Good+ ... $18.99
A set of French Canadian free jazz – with Jean Beaudet on piano, Robert Leriche on alto, Claude Simard on bass, and Mathieu Leger on drums and percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a cut corner.)

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Les Jazz ModesLes Jazz Modes ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good- ... $9.99
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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Yves Leveille & Eri YamamotoPianos ... CD
Effendi (Canada), 2010. Used ... $1.99
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Stan LeveyGrand Stan ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few sessions ever cut as a leader by LA drummer Stan Levey – as tight a set of west coast bop as you'll ever find on the Bethlehem label – recorded with a really cooking sextet that includes Conte Candoli on trumpet, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Leroy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear at the opening, very small seam splits, and a couple of ink stamps on back.)

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Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, back cover of booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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O'Donel LevyBlack Velvet ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
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
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyBreeding Of Mind ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
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
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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O'Donel LevyBreeding Of Mind ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Breeding Of Mind ... CD 16.99
 
 



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