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✨✧ Sun RaSuper-Sonic Jazz/Fate In A Pleasant Mood ... CD
Saturn/Solar (Spain), 1956/1960. Used ... $14.99
Two great early Sun Ra recordings on Saturn! On Super Sonic Jazz, despite the futurism that the title of the set might imply, the material on this LP is actually some of Sun Ra's earliest, and dates back to the years when the Arkestra was first beginning to make itself heard in Chicago. That ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sun RaWhen Angels Speak Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1963. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
A wonderful session recorded in New York in 1963 – and featuring the band at its progressive best! The album has many dark overtones, and features a core group that includes Marshall Allen, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, and Pat Patrick – playing their usual horns, plus percussion, amidst ... read more CD

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraIntergalactic Thing (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra – pulled from four different sessions recorded at the group's Philadelphia home in 1969 – and every bit as impressive as the Saturn Records material from the time! The recording quality is great – these aren't random snippets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Sun Ra & His Omniverse ArkestraDestination Unknown ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $9.99
One of Ra's last recordings – and a great one – caught live at a festival in Germany, with a group that includes Marshall Allen, Ahmed Abdullah, Jothan Callins, Tyrone Hill, Stanley Morgan, and Michael Ray. The set has that Ellingtonish flourish that crept into much of Ra's work after ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Sun Ra & His Solar ArkestraI Roam The Cosmos (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Art Yard/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $24.99
Fantastic material from Sun Ra – a never-heard 1972 performance at Slugs, and one that captures the group at their most spiritual point! The core of the set is the track "I Roam The Cosmos" – one of the more obscure Ra compositions, and a title that appears here for the first ... read more CD

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Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth ArkestraSolar-Myth Approach Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey/BYG, Late 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99 20.00
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra ... read more CD
(Fantastic reissue pressing – newly-mastered sound, new notes, corrected dates and graphics, and even one track in the real speed version!)

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Sun Ra & His Year 2000 Myth Science ArkestraLive In London 1990 ... CD
Blast First/Wire, 1990. Used ... $18.99
This is the cool little recording of the Arkestra's London live set from 1990, released in a limited edition in conjunction with The Wire magazine. Tracks include "Down Here On The Ground", "Blue Delight", "Cosmo Song", and the cool cut "Space Chants – A ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sun Ra ArkestraSwirling ... CD
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Sun Ra left the planet a few decades ago, but his Arkestra has been going strong – really carrying the torch that the great one kept burning – and stepping out here in their first studio album in 20 years! The record is really something special – that core Sun Ra spirit, but ... read more CD
Also available Swirling ... LP 27.99

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Sun Ra ArkestraSwirling ... LP
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $27.99 29.99
Sun Ra left the planet a few decades ago, but his Arkestra has been going strong – really carrying the torch that the great one kept burning – and stepping out here in their first studio album in 20 years! The record is really something special – that core Sun Ra spirit, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Swirling ... CD 12.99

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Boyd RaeburnExperiments In Big Band Jazz 1945 ... LP
Musicraft, 1945. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With sidemen that include Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Johnny Bothwell on alto, and Trummy Young on trombone, with vocals by Don Darcy and Marjorie Woods. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Boyd RaeburrnJewells ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A great illustration of the hipness that was Boyd Raeburn – a beautiful collection of key 78s for Savoy! Some tracks feature vocals by David Allyn or Ginnie Powell – and the set features detailed notes and great sound too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue in the yellow cover, with some fading along the spine.)

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Vasant RaiAutumn Song ... LP
Vanguard, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
(Global Grooves, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Don Randi & QuestCalifornia 84 ... LP
Bee Pee, 1983. Sealed ... $4.99
With Steve Marston on bass, Bobby Economou on drums, Chuck Samper on saxophone and flute, Rick Braun on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lenny Castro on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Phil RanelinCollected Works – 2003 to 2019 ... CD
Wide Hive, 2000s/2010s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
An incredible late-life chapter from trombonist Phil Ranelin – a musician who first flourished on the Detroit scene of the 70s, as part of the Tribe Records underground in that city – and one who dropped off the radar of most folks until a huge revival in the past two decades, spurred ... read more CD

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Phil Ranelin & Tribe RenaissanceReminiscence – Live ... CD
Wide Hive, Early 2000s. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A great title for this one – given that the music here is right up there with the best Phil Ranelin recordings of the 70s! That likeness is no surprise, though – given that the group here is Phil's Tribe Renaissance ensemble – a lineup of players put together to recreate the ... read more CD

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Jimmy RaneyLive In Tokyo (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 15.98
A hell of a great jazz guitarist – working here in a really wonderful setting – a live date that both lets Jimmy Raney hit some beautifully intimate moments out front, but also lets him swing a bit too – thanks to help from Sam Jones on bass and Leroy Williams on drums! Raney ... read more CD

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Nelson RangellAlways ... CD
Shanachie, 1999. Used ... $3.99
Nelson Rangell on alto saxophone, David Mann on keyboards, Ned Mann on bass, Drian Dunne on drums, and Ned Mann on bass. CD

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Ernest RanglinJazz Jamaica ... LP
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
One of the best jazz albums we've ever heard from legendary guitarist Ernest Ranglin – recorded quite early in his career for the tiny Federal label, and done with a fire that's missing from some of his other later records! The album's way more than just another instrumental outing with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rebirth Brass BandFeel Like Funkin It Up ... CD
Rounder, 1989. Used ... $8.99
Tracks include "Big Chief", "Leave That Pipe Alone", "Mexican Special", "I'm Walkin", and "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground". CD

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RED Trio & Celebration BandSuite 10 Years Anniversary ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 25.99
The core RED trio works here with a very expanded lineup – one that turns their smaller-format free jazz into the mode of an improvising orchestra – all in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the trio! The group features Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass, and ... read more CD

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Freddie ReddRedd's Blues ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $12.99
A real corker from Freddie Redd – and never issued at the time! Despite the fact that Freddie was part of one of the greatest sessions ever on Blue Note – the soundtrack to The Connection, done with Jackie McLean – he rarely got the chance to record more for the label, which is ... read more CD
(Out of print Connoisseur CD Series pressing. Traycard artwork has some light water staining & a promotional stamp on the CD.)

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Dewey RedmanChoices ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
Late work from avant tenor legend Dewey Redman – and surprisingly great, with all the best energy of his sides from older years! The album features Dewey playing in a trio with Cameron Brown on bass and Leon Parker on drums – plus guest appearances on about half the tracks by a young ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Dewey RedmanLook For The Black Star (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $24.99
The first-ever album as a leader from tenorist Dewey Redman – a set that captures the rising musician at a level that's very full-formed, and which shows some of the roots of his years in Texas with a young Ornette Coleman! The vibe's different here than Coleman's music – at least in ... read more CD
(Part of the "Freedom Paper Sleeve Collection" series!)

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✨✧ Joshua RedmanMoodswing ... CD
Warner, 1994. Used ... $3.99
A real breakout set from the young Joshua Redman – the kind of record that made some mighty big ripples in the jazz world at the time – and which ended up in more record collections than we can count – and for good reason, too! The group's a rock-solid quartet – with Redman ... read more CD
(Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, & Brian BladeRoundAgain ... LP
Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99
One of those rare cases where an all-star group is really worth the weight of its talent – as this quartet really sounds wonderful together, and make you know that you're in for a treat right from the very first note in the set! The best energy of the record might come from the rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy ReeceMoose The Mooche (aka Blowing Away) ... LP
Discovery, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An obscure late 70s session that pairs globe-trotting trumpeters Dizzy Reece and Ted Curson – two of our favorite underground talents from the 50s and 60s! The sessions is quite laidback – with a rhythm section that includes Roy Haynes on drums, Sam Jones on bass, and Claude Williamson ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Dianeve ReevesQuiet After The Storm ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... $2.99
Produced by George Duke – with guest work from Joshua Redman on tenor, Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Dori Caymmi on guitar, and Airto Moreira on percussion. (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Scott Reeves QuintetShape Shifter – Live At Cecil's ... CD
Miles High, 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Scott Reeves on flugelhorn and alto trombone, Mike McGuirk on bass, Andy Watson on drums, Jim Ridl on piano, and Rich Perry on tenor saxophone. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Hans ReichelDawn Of Dachsman ... CD
FMP (Germany), 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A set of solo work on guitar and daxophone! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hans ReichelWichlinghauser Blues ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Overlooked work by one of the true guitar geniuses of the 70s – an artist who should be right up there with Derek Bailey and Fred Frith – especially with groundbreaking work of this nature! Hans Reichel has a very unique approach to the electric – one that's both very deft on the ... read more CD

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Steve ReidNova ... CD
Mustevic Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
An underground soul jazz classic – massive grooves from drummer Steve Reid, and exactly the kind of set that's gotten him so much attention in recent years! There's a mixture of freedom and tightness here that's really wonderful – some of the looser elements of the loft jazz generation ... read more CD
Also available Nova (red vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 32.99

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Steve ReidNova (red vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Mustevic Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 34.99
An underground soul jazz classic – massive grooves from drummer Steve Reid, and exactly the kind of set that's gotten him so much attention in recent years! There's a mixture of freedom and tightness here that's really wonderful – some of the looser elements of the loft jazz generation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition red vinyl! Includes download.)
Also available Nova ... CD 19.99

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Steve ReidRhythmatism ... CD
Mustevic/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A fantastic mid 70s set led by drummer Steve Reid – fronting a group of players who groove tightly, but with a really sinister sound! Reid is an absolute steamroller on this set – laying down a fast-paced, super tight funky backdrop for the rest of the players to groove fluidly over ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ernst ReijsegerChronicle – Ernst Reijseger & Werner Herzog Film Scores ... CD
Caldera (Italy), Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $26.99
Sublime sounds from cellist Ernest Reijseger – an artist who we mostly know for his work in the field of improvised music, but who's also become one of the key soundtrack composers to work with director Werner Herzog over the past 20 years! In fact, it might well be said that Ernest is ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD
(Includes bonus interview track!)

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Christian Reim SextetMona Lisa – Moldejazz 1973 ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99 27.99
A real masterpiece from pianist Christian Reim – an unissued live set from 1973, conceived as one long suite for a very modern sextet! The music is wonderful – full of all these subtle moments of feeling that we don't always hear in some of Christian's other work – mixed with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt With His American Friends (3CD set) ... CD
DRG, 1930s/Early 40s. Used 3 CDs ... $7.99
Django Reinhardt with Larry Adler, the American Swing Band, Arthur Briggs, Benny Carter, Garnet Clark, Bill Coleman, Frank 'Big Boy' Goudie, Coleman Hawkins, Wilson Myers, Eddie South, Rex Stewart, Freddy Taylor, Joe Turner, and Dicky Wells. CD
(Out of print.)

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Django ReinhardtIntegrale Django Reinhardt Vol 2 – I Saw Stars – Complete Django Reinhardt 1934 to 1935 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1934/1935. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Pre-war material from Django Reinhardt – working mostly as a soloist or sideman, which makes this an interesting counterpoint to his much better documented work with his own quintet. Collects performances with Germaine Sablon, Leon Monossson, Le Petit Mirsha, and Michel Warlop & His ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave RempisCovid Tapes – Solos, Duos, & Trios ... CD
Aerophonic, 2021. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.99
Here's a case where the word "covid" doesn't have to be thought of in ways that make you shudder – as the always-inventive reedman Dave Rempis used the dark days of 2020 to find new ways of expression, and make a deeper exploration of different sides of his music! One of those ... read more CD

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Rempis Percussion Quartet (Dave Rempis/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Tim Daisy/Frank Rosaly)Sud Des Alpes ... CD
Aerophonic, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99
A really great setting for the sublime reed talents of Dave Rempis – a special quartet that features two drummers, Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly, plus bass from Ingebrigt Haker Flaten! Despite the name of the group, the sound here isn't an all-out percussion bombast – and instead, the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetBlue Beginnings ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
Genius early work from this legendary British jazz combo – material recorded right before the release of their classic Shades Of Blue album – which marked a huge watershed in European modern jazz! The tracks here were recorded live on the BBC, and have the group stepping out in their ... read more CD
Also available Blue Beginnings (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetBlue Beginnings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $34.99 39.98
Genius early work from this legendary British jazz combo – material recorded right before the release of their classic Shades Of Blue album – which marked a huge watershed in European modern jazz! The tracks here were recorded live on the BBC, and have the group stepping out in their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! In a cool flipback cover, too.)
Also available Blue Beginnings ... CD 18.99

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetDon Rendell/Ian Carr Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99
A masterpiece of British jazz from the end of the 60s – a set that doesn't need to answer at all to any of the jazz styles coming from America at the time – as it's sound and vision is so bold, so unique, it's a completely massive statement on its own! The set may well represent the ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Marcos Resende & IndexMarcos Resende & Index ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A Brazilian jazz keyboard masterpiece – a set you can put right up there next to the earliest records by Azymuth, even though this one's much more obscure! Keyboardist Marcos Resende never hit the kind of fame he deserved, but that also allowed him to be one of the most creative players on ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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Ken RhodesProfile ... LP
Amayana/Sconsolato (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
That's Ken Rhodes, not Fender Rhodes – but the acoustic pianist is more than funky enough on his own – even without any electricity in the mix! The set's got this wonderful rhythm duo – drummer George Greene and bassist Joachim Knauer – who often come on with this really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Buddy RichBig Band Machine ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used ... $18.99
Pretty darn great stuff from Buddy Rich – despite his stupid haircut on the cover! The album's got Buddy working in a tight funky mode – with strong players like Steve Marcus on soprano and tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Ray Armando on congas, Greg Kogan on piano, and Lloyd Michaels ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich Big Band ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Notable sidemen include Art Pepper on alto sax, James Gannon on bass, and Bobby Shew on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy RichClass Of '78 (Direct-To-Disc) ... LP
Great American Gramophone Company, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
Some nice solo moments here – courtesy of Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, Gary Bribek on tenor, and Barry Keiner on piano. Titles include "Bouncin With Bud", "Fiesta", "Funk City Ola", and "Cape Verdean Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy RichGreatest Drummer That Ever Lived (aka Class Of 78) (SACD pressing) ... CD
Audio Fidelity, 1977. Used ... $29.99
Tracks include "Birdland", "Bouncin' With Bud", "Cape Verdean Blues", "Fiesta", and "Funk City Ola". CD
(Out of print, 2002 hybrid SACD pressing, mastered by Steve Hoffman – still sealed! Cover image varies slightly.)

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✨✧ Buddy RichVery Live At Buddy's Place ... CD
Groove Merchant/LRC, 1974. Used ... $5.99
Hard-swinging Buddy Rich from the prime early 70s years – not exactly an all-out funk affair, but still a great groover, with plenty of hip little big band numbers! The groove here is nice and lean – and Buddy and the group are working at Buddy's own club – hitting that trademark ... read more CD

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Buddy Rich & His BandMr Drums – Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Cafe/Mobile Fidelity, 1985. Used 2CD ... $44.99
Buddy Rich on drums, Bob Bowlby and Mark Pinto on alto saxophone and flute, Brian Sjoerdinga on tenor saxophone and flute, Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano saxophone, Jay Craig on baritone saxophone, James Martin, Michael Davis, and Scott Bliege on trombone, Eric Miyashiro, Joe Kaminski, Michael ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ricardo RichaidTravessiero Feliz ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $4.99 16.99
A soaring blend of Brazilian modes – served up here by Ricardo Richaid, who's almost a one-man army himself, given the amount of instruments he plays on the set! Yet the record is also way more than just a batch of tunes cooked up in a bedroom – as Richaid has collaborators on nearly ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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Johnny RichardsSomething Else By Johnny Richards ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
Some of the best work ever from one of the most under-acknowledged jazz composers and arrangers of the 50s! Johnny Richards is probably best known for his recordings with Stan Kenton in the early part of the decade – but when he moved out on his own, he developed a tremendous sound that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has center splits in the spine and bottom seam, some wear and aging, and bumped corners.)

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Ridiculous TrioRidiculous Trio Plays The Stooges ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
The cover looks a lot like the front of the legendary Funhouse album by The Stooges – and that comparison is there for a reason – as this crazy instrumental trio serve up some really wild versions of their music! The instrumentation is spare – just heavy drums, trombone, and tuba ... read more CD

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Herman RileyHerman ... CD
Jam/Polystar (Japan), 1984. Used ... $24.99
A sweet set of mellow fusion tracks from saxophonist Herman Riley – recorded with a quintet that includes Milcho Leviev on keyboards, Ron Eschete on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums. The set's not that funky overall, but it's got a number of long tracks that open up with some strong and ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Howard RileyFlight ... LP
Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
A complete classic from British pianist Howard Riley – exactly the sort of record that made him as important a new voice on the piano as Cecil Taylor in the US or Alexander Schlippenbach and Martial Solal on the European scene! The set's got the free, fiery vibe of some of Taylor's best work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Howard RileyThree Is One ... CD
Asc, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A really inventive record from British avant piano legend Howard Riley – and that's saying a lot, as Riley is always pretty darn inventive! The set follows on a mode that Howard first begun during the 70s – and uses overdubbing to record him working on three different pianos as a trio ... read more CD

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✨✧ Stephen RileyFriday The 13th ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A really great pairing on this set – a record that sparkles not just from the rich tenor sound of Stephen Riley, but also from the very distinct cornet work of Kirk Knuffke! Knuffke's got this breathy, almost mouthy style on the instrument – which makes both a balance to the depth of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Stephen RileyI Remember You ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the last recordings to ever feature the guitar of Vic Juris – a really wonderful player who always seemed to bring something special to a session – maybe even more when he was a sideman than when he was a leader! Here, his tone does something really special for the tenor of ... read more CD

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RippingtonsWild Card ... CD
Peak, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Features Russ Freeman on guitar. CD

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Mattias RisbergStamps ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. Used ... $9.99
A pretty great little album of solo piano – one that not only has a different vibe, given that Mattias Risberg also uses a moog Taurus – but also because the piano here seems to be both normal and "prepared"! Risberg has a great way of pulling out odd sounds that are still ... read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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Lee RitenourCaptain's Journey/Feel The Night/Rio ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $10.99 19.99
Sweet fusion from the great Lee Ritenour – three classic albums on two CDs! First up is Captain's Journey – a masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that ... read more CD

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Lee RitenourGentle Thoughts ... LP
JVC (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A classic bit of Japanese fusion from the 70s – and a set that managed to circulate pretty heavily on these shores at the time, which is quite an accomplishment for an expensive piece of import vinyl! That track record is no surprise, though, given that the group's really a showcase for a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Direct Disk pressing. Cover has a small sticker spot on front and some wrinkles from application on back.)

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Lee RitenourOn The Line ... CD
GRP, 1982/1983. Used ... $8.99
On The Line has a style that's a bit keyboard-heavy – in a way that seems to borrow from some of the 80s soundtrack work of the time, and which is clearly a nod to the success of the Lyle Mays/Pat Metheny sound that was breaking big on ECM. The move is a nice one for Lee on the best cuts ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee RitenourOvertime ... CD
Peak, 2005. Used ... $4.99
Feature Lee Ritenour on guitar, Dave Grusin on piano, Anthony Jackson or Melvin Davis on bass, and Harvey Mason on drums – plus guest appearances by Patrice Rushen, Ivan Lins, and Chris Botti. CD

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Diego RiveraIndigenous ... CD
Posi tone, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Diego Rivera's a hell of a tenorist – and he plays a bit of soprano too – packing a heck of a lot into just a little bit of space, almost with the mix of hardbop and soul jazz we'd hear from 60s favorites like Benny Golson or Jerome Richardson! As with both of those artists, Rivera's ... read more CD

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Sam RiversZenith – Sam Rivers Archive Project 2 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A fantastic lost slice of work from reedman Sam Rivers – recorded at a point when he was really able to let loose and go for a long stretch of a time – and with a mode that's a bit similar to his better-known late 70s recordings for the Circle label! Some of the elements here are the ... read more CD

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Sam Rivers TrioBraids – Sam Rivers Archive Project Vol 4 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Unissued work from the fantastic Sam Rivers – a live date recorded in Germany in 1979, with a vibe that's somewhere in the territory of Sam's late 70s albums for the Circle label with Joe Daley – but handled here in a nicely different way! Daley is in the group on euphonium and tuba, ... read more CD

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Sam Rivers/Dave Holland/Barry AltschulRicochet – Sam Rivers Archive Project Vol 3 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A searing live performance from Sam Rivers – never issued before, and recorded as one non-stop improvisation with a really amazing trio! Rivers plays tenor, soprano, flute, and piano – and the record is a great example of the constantly creative energy that he can bring to the fold ... read more CD

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Freddie RoachGood Move ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
Freddie Roach always makes a good move on his Blue Note sessions – going for a lean and tight style on the organ that never fails to please! On this set, he's working with a mixed group of hardbop and soul jazz players that includes two Blue Note heavyweights – Blue Mitchell on trumpet ... read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note 80 – Soul Jazz Works series!)

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Four – Memphis ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
The fantastic fourth installment in the Coin Coin project by Matana Roberts – issued quite a few years after the third, but well worth the wait! Matana recently described herself as an "arts adventurer" – and that's a pretty great term for her role on the record, which is far ... read more CD

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Joseph RobichauxJoseph Robichaux & His New Orleans Rhythm Boys – Complete Recorded Work In Chronological Order 1933 ... CD
Document (Austria), 1933. Used ... $9.99
Joseph Robichaux on piano, Eugene Ware on trumpet, Gene Porter on tenor saxophone and clarient, and Ward Crosby on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jason Robinson & Eric HofbauerTwo Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late – Duo Music Of Ken Aldcroft ... CD
Accretions, 2020. Used ... $6.99
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Claudio RoditiClaudio Roditi & Metropole Orchestra ... CD
Mons (Germany), 1996. Used ... $8.99
Claudio Roditi on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals with the Metropole Orchestra conducted by Rob Pronk. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Red Rodney/Herman Schoonderwalt QuintetScrapple From The Apple ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare date from bop legend Red Rodney – a sweet 70s set that has the player working overseas with a Dutch quintet! Red shares leadership of the group with saxophonist Herman Schoonderwalt – who plays both alto and clarinet on the record – and the record's a live date, done for ... read more CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Enrique Rodriguez & The Negra Chiway BandFase Liminal ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 22.99
These guys have a real 70s look on the cover, and they have a strong 70s sound within – a cool contemporary take on older spiritual jazz modes – done by a largeish ensemble who recall the glory days of Impulse Records at its best! We've heard from Chilean keyboardist Enrique Rodriguez ... read more CD
Also available Fase Liminal (with bonus download) ... LP 29.99

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Enrique Rodriguez & The Negra Chiway BandFase Liminal (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $29.99 32.99
These guys have a real 70s look on the cover, and they have a strong 70s sound within – a cool contemporary take on older spiritual jazz modes – done by a largeish ensemble who recall the glory days of Impulse Records at its best! We've heard from Chilean keyboardist Enrique Rodriguez ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Fase Liminal ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Shorty RogersPortrait Of Shorty ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tight big band work from Shorty Rogers – cut a few years after his early LA sides for RCA, but in a very similar mode. The tracks are slightly longer than usual, and it's stunning how many players get to solo on each track. Most only get a few bars, but they make more than enough with the ... read more CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)
Also available Portrait Of Shorty ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Shorty RogersPortrait Of Shorty ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $3.99
Tight big band work from Shorty Rogers – cut a few years after his early LA sides for RCA, but in a very similar mode. The tracks are slightly longer than usual, and it's stunning how many players get to solo on each track Most only get a few bars, but they make more than enough with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, light stains and wrinkles, half split top seam, and small split in the bottom seam.)

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Kemuel RoigSingles ... CD
Life In Music, 2020. Used ... $4.99
Kemuel Roig on piano and keyboards. CD
(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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Sonny RollinsDancing In The Dark ... CD
Milestone, 1988. Used ... $3.99
Features Sonny Rollins on tenor, Clifton Anderson on trombone, Mark Soskin on keys, Jerome Harris on bass, and Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums. Tracks include "Just Once", "Promise", "Duke Of Iron", "Allison", and "Dancing In The Dark". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsFalling In Love With Jazz ... CD
Milestone, 1989. Used ... $3.99
Features Branford Marsalis on tenor, Mark Soskin or Tommy Flangan on piano, Jerome Harris on guitar, and Clifton Anderson on trombone, and Jack Dejohnette on drums. Titles include "Sister", "Little Girl Blue", "For All We Know",a nd "I Should Care". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsRollins In Holland – 1967 Studio & Live Recordings ... CD
Resonance, 1967. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 24.99
Stunning rare material from Sonny Rollins – from a period when he wasn't doing that much work in the studio! The double-length package features Sonny blowing with a great sense of majesty and freedom – working in trio format that recalls his classic Vanguard recordings for Blue Note ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet ... CD
Prestige/OJC/ZYX (Germany), 1951/1953. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Early Sonny Rollins work for Prestige – recorded in the years 1951 and 1953, in a variety of settings! 4 tracks on the album features Rollins blowing with the MJQ, one more has him working with a Miles Davis group, and the last 8 feature a quartet with Kenny Drew, Percy Heath, and Art Blakey. ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWorktime! ... CD
Prestige, 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittQuadromania – Sonny Stitt – One O Clock Jump (4CD set) ... CD
Membran (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
70 songs over 4 CDs. CD

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Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wallace RoneyMunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. Used ... $9.99
Underground grooving from trumpeter Wallace Roney – one of the excellent albums he recorded for the Muse label in the 90s – a wonderfully well-rounded set that's a tremendous tribute to his tone! The group here is every bit as great as Wallace's work in the frontline – Ravi ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Rongetz FoundationVelvet Bullet ... CD
Brooklyn Butterfly (France), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 27.99
Damn great work from Rongetz Foundation – a group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – really taking on a strong role as a jazz group, but one who's also open to some of the newer ideas of the global scene! By that, we mean that the group's style is maybe a bit ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Velvet Bullet ... LP 24.99

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Rongetz FoundationVelvet Bullet ... LP
Brooklyn Butterfly, 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 34.99
Damn great work from Rongetz Foundation – a group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – really taking on a strong role as a jazz group, but one who's also open to some of the newer ideas of the global scene! By that, we mean that the group's style is maybe a bit ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Velvet Bullet ... CD 18.99

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Dan Rose & Claudine FrancoisNew Leaves ... CD
Ride Symbol, 2020. Used ... $8.99
Features Dan Rose on guitar and Claudine Francois on piano. CD

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Larry Rose BandJupiter Effect ... CD
Crossroad/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
Larry Rose plays some mighty sweet keyboards on this late 70s set – electric piano, organ, and other keys as well – and also sings a fair bit on the record, in this great blend of jazz, soul, and some tighter modes of the time! The approach is maybe a bit in the territory of jazzy soul ... read more CD
Also available Jupiter Effect ... LP 14.99

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Larry Rose BandJupiter Effect ... LP
Crossroad/BBE (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Larry Rose plays some mighty sweet keyboards on this late 70s set – electric piano, organ, and other keys as well – and also sings a fair bit on the record, in this great blend of jazz, soul, and some tighter modes of the time! The approach is maybe a bit in the territory of jazzy soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jupiter Effect ... CD 8.99

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Mara RosenbloomFlyways – Murmuration ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2019. Used ... $9.99
Mara Rosenbloom on piano, Anais Maviel on voice and surdo drums, and Rashaan Carter on drums. CD

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Renee RosnesWritten In The Rocks ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 17.98
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from pianist Renee Rosnes in a long time – a set that features Rosnes working at the head of a very hip quintet with Steve Nelson on vibes and Steve Wilson on alto, flute, and soprano sax! Both of the Steves really open up the sound here – ... read more CD

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Annie RossYou & Me Baby – An Evening With Annie Ross ... LP
Decca (UK), 1971. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Very groovy 70s work from Annie Ross – an album that's quite different than her vocalese records of the 50s, but equally great in its own sort of way! Ross is still singing jazz here, but there's often a bit of soul in the mix too – that hip blend of styles that you might find in the ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light aging, and a light yellowed shadow of tape where an old article had been taped. Front is nice.)

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Annie Ross with Zoot SimsGasser! ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Great stuff – one of Annie Ross' rare albums as a solo act away from her trio with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert – and a great little session cut with small combo jazz backing, which gives the song a nice swinging edge! Zoot Sims is the main soloist on the tunes, Russ Freeman lays ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained at the bottom, about an inch on front and a little more on back, with a half split bottom seam.)

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Joel RossKing Maker ... LP
Blue Note, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 29.99
An incredible debut from vibist Joel Ross – an artist who's already given us great moments on records with Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, and others – but who's completely his own man here right from the start! Ross instantly emerges as a major creative force – leading the combo, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joel RossWho Are You ... LP
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Beautiful work from vibist Joel Ross – a player who's just starting to blossom as a leader, and who's clearly on the right path! The sound is wonderfully rich – not just vibes from Ross, but especially nice work from bassist Kanoa Mendenhall, who's a really key part of the sound here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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