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Rob PronkBebop Years – Studio Sessions 1950 to 1957 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $19.99
Overlooked genius from the Dutch jazz scene of the postwar years – a set of small combo dates that feature trumpeter Rob Pronk, including two groups led by American players too! Pronk's got a tone that's clear, but never too clean – maybe the focused brightness of the young Howard ... read more CD

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Proportioned OrchestraBig Time Further Audacity ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
A pretty great group from Michigan funky drummer Leonard King – not really an orchestra, but instead a jazz trio, with two different basses working hard alongside Leonard's drums and vocals! The groove is great – sometimes very raw, sometimes more lyrical – as the basses are both ... read more CD

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Proportioned OrchestraOctober Newbe ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
A really unique project from Detroit drummer Leonard King – a group that's based around a style he created with bassist Rodney Whitaker at the end of the 80s – but reformed here with three younger bassists in the combo! The group features three basses and King on drums – and ... read more CD

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Red PrysockBeat ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
Heavy tenor instrumentals from the great Red Prysock – with tunes that include "Tea Bird", "Purple Wail", "He's A Real Gone Guy", "Earth Rock", "Pog Wog", "Lion's Den", "Mashin Potatoes", and "2 Point 8". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam, half split top seam and a peeled spot on the front.)

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Red PrysockFruit Boots ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Raw tenor from this great R&B talent – with tracks that include "The Shakers", "Fruit Boots", "Red Rock", "Plaid Laces", "What Next", "The Fox", and "Lulu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has oxidation in the front image, some aging, and some notes in pen and highliter on back.)

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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersHeat/Jungle Fire ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of killers from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to bck on a single CD! First up is Heat – a record that's beyond definition – as it combines Latin, soul, jazz, and even a few funky touches – all into one totally amazing sound! This one really gets all the ... (Latin, Jazz) read more CD

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Pugh's PlacePugh's Place Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universe (Netherlands), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A really fantastic group from the Dutch scene at the start of the 70s – a scene that didn't give the world as much progressive rock as other parts of the continent at the time – but one that also had a pretty darn great approach to jazz! Pugh's Palace work here in a way that really ... (Rock, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dudu Pukwana & The SpearsDudu Pukwana & The Spears (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Quality/Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Amazing work from South African jazz legend Dudu Pukwana – a rare album from 1969, plus a never-issued set of tracks done for Atlantic Records at the same time! The core album, titled Dudu Pukwana & The Spears, features Dudu on alto, in the company of a lot of familiar players from his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dudu Pukwana, Misha Mengelberg, & Han BenninkYi Yole ... CD
ICP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
A fantastic slice of sound from the legendary Dudu Pukwana – not his work with the famous Blue Notes combo, nor his globally-styled projects – but instead this searing free jazz date cut for the ICP label with Misha Mengelberg on piano and Hank Bennink on drums, clarinet, viola, and ... read more CD

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Don PullenFive To Go ... LP
Horo (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A rare one from Pullen – a mid 70s Italian recording that's got two side-long solo piano pieces: "Five To Go" and "Four Move". The album has a warm introspective quality that's really great – Pullen meandering a bit, but in that way that always works for him, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Horo inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam, a quick fix, still in great shape otherwise.)

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Don PullenRandom Thoughts ... CD
Blue Note, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With James Genus on bass and Lewis Nash on drums. CD

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Don Pullen & The African Brazilian ConnectionKele Mou Bana ... CD
Blue Note, 1991. Used ... $7.99
Features Carlos Ward on alto and flute, Nilson Matta on bass, and both Mor Thiam and Guilherme Franco on percussion! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent mix of soul, jazz, and funk from Bernard "Pretty" Purdie – and a record that's kind of the summation of the entire Flying Dutchman groove of the early 70s! By the time of this 1971 recording, Purdie had played on a host of classic soul and jazz sides from the 60s ... read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Pam Purvis/Bob AckermanHeart Song ... LP
Blackhawk, 1985. Near Mint- ... $3.99
With Richard Wyands, Harvie Swartz, and Akira Tana. (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Qualiton Jazz EnsembleModern Jazz ... LP
Qualiton (Hungary), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A cool set of modern jazz numbers put together by the Qualiton Records label in Hungary – a small but strong outlet of jazz during the years of the Iron Curtain! The combo here is led by pianist Janos Gonda, and features Attilla Savari on saxes, Peter Kaldor on vibes, and Tibor Buvari on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear, and a small split in the bottom seam – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Quartette Tres BienBoss Tres Bien (Decca pressing) ... LP
Decca, 1964. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark blend of soul jazz and bossa nova – cut by the legendary Quartette Tres Bien back in the 60s! The group are kind of a "piano trio plus" – an outfit with piano, bass, and drums in the lead – but also plenty of conga and added percussion – a style used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Quartette Tres BienIn Motion ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A stunning little set from the Quartette Tres Bien – a sweet 60s group who were every bit as groovy as the Ramsey Lewis Trio, but never fully got their due! This set is one of the group's best – filled with some killer original titles – all delivered with their unusual "piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Quatro (Herrera/Dominguez/Patitucci/Sanchez)Quatro – Music By John Finbury ... CD
Greenflash, 2020. Used ... $8.99
Features Chano Dominguez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, Antonio Sanchez on drums and Magos Herrera on vocals. CD

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✨✧ Ike QuebecBlue & Sentimental (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Moody late night tenor musings by one of Blue Note's greatest talents of the early 60s! The album's a classic through and through – and the tenor of the mighty Ike Quebec is set up nicely in a solid quartet with Grant Green on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. ... read more CD

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Ike QuebecSoul Samba (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
One of the few Blue Note albums with a bossa groove – and a great one too! The record features soulful tenor star Ike Quebec blowing in front of Brazilian-styled rhythms laid out by a combo that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a duo of Latin percussionists! Willie Bobo plays drums on ... read more CD

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Ike Quebec & John HardeeComplete Blue Note Forties Recordings Of Ike Quebec & John Hardee (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, Late 40s. Used 3CD set ... $129.99
Some of the first great tenor material on Blue Note – originally recorded for 78rpm discs, with lots of unissued and alternate tracks! CD
(Out of print, hand-numbered limited edition – includes original box, book and CDs in their cases.)

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Alvin QueenJammin' Uptown (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nilva/Justin Time, 1985. Used ... $8.99
A soul jazz gem from drummer Alvin Queen – one of the overlooked treasures on his own Nilva Records label from the 80s! The set's a monster all the way through – a cut above so many other sides like this from the time, and put together with a sock-solid energy that almost recalls ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Alvin QueenOP – A Tribute To Oscar Peterson ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 29.99
A tribute to the late Oscar Peterson – but one that may well smoke more than any recording by the man himself – thanks to rock-solid work on drums from the great Alvin Queen! Queen's spent most of his life away from these shores, but he continues to blow us away with the inventiveness ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alvin Queen & Lonnie SmithLenox & Seventh ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99
A great lost chapter in the career of organist Lonnie Smith – a session recorded in the 80s, but done with the simple straightforward soul jazz groove of earlier sides on Muse and Prestige! Lonnie's working here in a loose and free trio format – with Melvin Sparks on guitar and the ... read more CD
(Part of the Black & Blue Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Queen City Jazz BandHere 'Tis ... LP
Happy Hairy Zeno Productions, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Dixieland jazz band from Colorado, with members including Alan Frederickson on trombone, Bob Cooke on trmpet, Lee Peters on clarinet, Ray Leake on piano, Bill Clark on tuba, Maurie Walker on banjo, and Jack Cook on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul QuinichetteFor Basie ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $13.99
Basie tribute by Basie alum playing tunes from the Count's book, this hard swinging side exemplifies the earlier swing orientation of the Prestige label, before they moved into other realms of soul jazz, bop and avant garde. Long tracks, with strong solos. CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul QuinichetteFor Basie ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Smoking tenor sax from Paul Quinichette – heard here in a small group of Basie bandmates, but in a setting that also has all the players stretch out a lot more than usual! Tracks are a bit long, and in addition to Quinichette on tenor, the set also features Shad Collins on trumpet, Nat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Swingville pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has light wear, some aging around the edges, very small seam splits, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Quintet (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, & OthersJazz At Massey Hall ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1953. Used ... $1.99
A legendary concert – recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto, with a previously-unmatched quintet of superstar bop players – Charlie Parker on alto, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all coming together in a performance ... read more CD

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Sun RaAntique Blacks ... LP
Art Yard/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Amazing work from Sun Ra – record that really features a great range of sounds and styles, and a heck of a lot of soul as well! Ra plays some especially nice rocksichord on the set – that freaky, fuzzy keyboard that comes off sounding like a guitar, even though it's played with keys ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaCalling Planet Earth ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Live brilliance from the Sun Ra Arkestra – a set recorded in Tivoli in 1971, with a mix of modes that has the Arkestra swinging from spiritual passages to some very outside moments as well – sometimes with a sense of texture that's extremely powerful! The first half of the set features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaCelestial Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An obscure session from Sun Ra and the Arkestra, and a great one too – a set that's maybe a bit different than some of their other material from the time! The album's from the early 80s, but maybe feels a bit more like the group in the late 50s – when they were in Chicago, and first ... read more CD
Also available Celestial Love (with bonus track) ... LP 23.99

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Sun RaCelestial Love (with bonus track) ... LP
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
An obscure session from Sun Ra and the Arkestra, and a great one too – a set that's maybe a bit different than some of their other material from the time! The album's from the early 80s, but maybe feels a bit more like the group in the late 50s – when they were in Chicago, and first ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Celestial Love (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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Sun RaContinuation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Mindblowing music from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – sounds recorded during the same marathon session that gave the world the records Other Planes Of There, When Sun Comes Out, and When Angels Speak Of Love – but titles that are much more obscure overall! The initial release of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sun RaCrystal Spears ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1974. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A really wonderful album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – recorded during their early 70s relationship with Impulse Records, but rejected by the label at the time – because the sound was too far ahead of its time! That lack is our gain, though – as the session's gone onto legendary ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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Sun RaDancing Shadows (aka Nothing Is) ... CD
Magic Music (Germany), 1966. Used ... $14.99
One of the best non-Saturn Sun Ra albums of the 60s – material recorded live on a tour of New York colleges in 1966, and very much in a spirit that captures the Arkestra at their best! Longer tracks are juxtaposed nicely with shorter ones – in a way that has the group running very ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sun RaDark Myth Equation Visitation ... LP
Saturn/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
Some of the most obscure material that Sun Ra and the Arkestra recorded on their legendary trip to Egypt – given that half the set was a TV broadcast, and the other half was recorded at the home of their host – Hartmut Geerken! The spirit here is very strong – a mix of the newer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaDiscipline 27-II (with bonus track) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of Sun Ra's greatest albums of the 70s – recording during the same sessions that yielded the famous Space Is The Place record for Blue Thumb, and done with a very similar feel – an expansive configuration of the Arkestra in peak form! The range of expression is really incredible ... read more CD
(Back in print!)

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Sun RaExotica ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 24.98
A fantastic take on the music of Sun Ra – a set that looks at the way his sounds dovetailed with the exotica movement in American music of the postwar years! Given that he claimed to be from outer space, Ra was already pretty darn exotic himself – but his music also arose at a time ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sun RaFireside Chat With Lucifer ... CD
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the greatest Sun Ra records from the early 80s – and a set that's every bit as striking as its sinister title! The album was recorded in 1982 – in marathon New York sessions that yielded more than one album's worth of material – but of all of them, this is probably the ... read more CD
Also available Fireside Chat With Lucifer ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Sun RaFireside Chat With Lucifer ... LP
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the greatest Sun Ra records from the early 80s – and a set that's every bit as striking as its sinister title! The album was recorded in 1982 – in marathon New York sessions that yielded more than one album's worth of material – but of all of them, this is probably the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fireside Chat With Lucifer ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Sun RaGod Is More Than Love Can Ever Be ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
One of the rarest 70s albums in the Sun Ra catalog – and one of the most unique, too – given that the format here is a piano trio, of the style often used by other jazz musicians – but completely transformed here in the hands of Ra! The music is sometimes straight, but always ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sun RaGreatest Hits – Easy Listening For Intergalactic Travel ... CD
Evidence, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
It's hard to conceive of the idea of a "greatest hits" for Sun Ra – as none of his records even cracked the charts – but this set is a much-needed one that offers a strong sampling of Ra's rich body of work, summed up nicely by 18 tracks that over a keen picture of his unique ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Sun RaHorizon ... LP
Saturn/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
An amazing live date from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – recorded in Cairo in 1971, with a very transcendent sound overall! Ra and the group are clearly inspired to be working in the shadow of the pyramids – and their music sometimes has Eastern overtones, a bit in the manner of Salah ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaHours After ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Used ... $9.99
A strange little late record from Sun Ra – transpose Hours After to After Hours, and you'll get a good idea of the feel of this one – late night, soulful and bluesy, with a sound that's in keeping with the traditionalism of the late Arkestra! The group's an all-star one – Pat ... read more CD

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Sun RaLive at Montreux (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
One of Sun Ra's best non-Saturn live sets of the 70s – a nice little record that shows the group mixing it up with equal parts avant garde and straight ahead jazz, all handled in that ever-growing large group style that made them a real force to be reckoned with in a concert setting! The ... read more CD

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Sun RaMonorails & Satellites ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A groundbreaking album of solo piano work by Sun Ra! The album's one of Ra's classic sides for the Saturn Records label – and at the time of its release, it was one of the most "out there" albums of solo piano ever recorded! Ra spins out these incredibly complex lines on haunting ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sun RaMonorails & Satellites Vols 1 to 3 – Works For Solo Piano (3LP set) ... LP
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1966. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic material from the legendary Sun Ra – groundbreaking solo piano material, which shows a completely different side of his genius away from his work with the Arkestra! The package presents all volumes of Ra's seminal sides from 1966 – including a third volume, which has never ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaMy Brother The Wind Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1970. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A stone classic – and one of the wilder, more electronic albums from Sun Ra – a set that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall ... read more CD

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Sun RaNidhamu ... LP
Saturn/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
A great lost album from Sun Ra – one of a handful that he recorded on a legendary trip to Egypt in 1971 – live throughout, with that special sort of flavor that the Arkesta picked up while visiting the land of the pyramids! The work was recorded in Cairo – by a lineup that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaNothing Is ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1966. Used ... $6.99
One of the best non-Saturn Sun Ra albums of the 60s – material recorded live on a tour of New York colleges in 1966, and very much in a spirit that captures the Arkestra at their best! Longer tracks are juxtaposed nicely with shorter ones – in a way that has the group running very ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaOf Abstract Dreams ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A fantastic album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – one that we'd rank right up there with our favorites on the Saturn Records label! The work here has never been issued, and it's extremely beautiful, too – pulled from a few just-discovered studio sessions done after the group was parting ... read more CD

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Sun RaOuter Spaceways Incorporated ... LP
ORG, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A classic Sun Ra set from the late 60s – recorded in New York in 1968, and featuring a lineup that includes Kwami Hadi on trumpet, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and drums, and Pat Patrick on baritone and flute – all classic players who are the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaPathways To Unknown Worlds ... LP
ABC, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $79.99
The final album issued by Impulse Records in their short-lived, ill-fated partnership with Sun Ra – and maybe the most far-reaching of the bunch! The album features three long tracks – all of them relatively open and unbridled – put together with less of a song structure than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo/quad pressing. Cover has light ringwear and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Sun RaPathways To Unknown Worlds/Friendly Love ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1973. Used ... $9.99
Two rare albums recorded in 1973 – one previously issued, one appearing here for the first time! Pathways To Unknown Worlds has the group playing a host of odd instruments – including space dimension mellophone, ancient Egyptian Infinity Drum, vibes, and moog – as well as the ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Sun RaPurple Night ... CD
A&M, 1990. Used ... $12.99
Sun Ra finally makes it onto a major label, not too long before he departed our planet! The well-produced set features work from John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto, Julian Priester on trombone, and Don Cherry on pocket trumpet – and Ra plays piano and synthesizer! CD
(Out of print. Front of jewel case has a small promo sticker.)

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Sun RaReflections In Blue ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1987. Used ... $9.99
A later classic from Sun Ra – a record that brought his music to a much wider audience in the 80s, and which bears one of his most beautiful cover shots ever! The record's got a wonderfully tight feel – a sound that's often not as out as Saturn sides, and which shows Ra's ability to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaRocket Number Nine (10 inch colored vinyl EP) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1959/1960/1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaSky Is A Sea Of Darkness When There Is No Sun To Light The Way/Somewhere In Space (alien vocal version) ... 7-inch
Art Yard (UK), 1957/1978. New Copy (pic cover)... $19.99
Two fantastic tracks from Sun Ra – different vintage, but equally great! "Sky Is A Sea Of Darkness" is a mellow, spiritual quartet track – very stripped down, with a beautiful vocal that slides alongside this blue-tinged piano from Ra – surprisingly soulful, and ... (Funky 45's, Jazz) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sun RaSpaceways ... LP
ORG, 1966/1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
First ever vinyl release of live material recorded in NYC in 1966 and 1968 by Sun Ra – really showing this influential era of Ra in a strong light – with a few pieces in 12-or-so piece Arkestra mode, and some great stripped down passages, too! The first side features two nine minute ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun RaStandards (24 bit remaster) ... CD
1201 Music, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
A really unusual setting for Sun Ra – given that the legendary jazz figure is working here on a host of American songbook standards – and not the cosmic tunes of his own creation! And yes, as you might guess, there's an offbeat feel to almost all the performances here – which ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sun RaStrange Celestial Road xc ... CD
Celestial/Rounder, 1980. Used ... $13.99
A very nice session that actually has a bit of a soul jazz touch – with elements that are similar to Ra's Lanquidity set, a much sought-after spacey fusion classic! The band still plays fairly out, but the singing's a bit more soulful than usual, and the music has some funky vibes, guitar, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sun RaSun Ra Sextet At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Rounder, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Ra on synthesizer, Chris Anderson on piano, John Gilmore on tenor, John Ore on bass, Buster Smith on drums, and Bruce Edwards on guitar. CD

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✨✧ Sun RaSuper-Sonic Jazz ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1956. Used ... $7.99
The first album on Saturn! 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 doesn't stop the material from being ... read more CD

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Sun Ra & His Omniverse ArkestraDestination Unknown ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
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-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 Solar-Myth OrchestraSolar-Myth Approach Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
BYG/Affinity (UK), 1970/1971. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print.)

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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 & OthersInterplanetary Melodies – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 1 ... LP
Norton, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Doo wop era spaceways travel from Sun Ra and soulful mid 50s vocal recruits – including The Cosmic Rays, Crystals, Nu Sounds and Juanita Rogers – a motherlode of rarities and never before issued recordings! Interplanetary Melodies includes doo wop numbers of earthly concern, and space ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Sun Ra ArkestraSwirling (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 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
(Indie exclusive, limited gold vinyl pressing. Sold out at the distributor level – January 2020 restock is likely the last we'll see of it!)
Also available Swirling ... CD 12.99

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Radical Empathy Trio (Nels Cline/Thollem McDonas/Michael Wimberly)Reality & Other Imaginary Places ... LP
ESP, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
Two long live improvisations by the Radical Empathy Trio – a group that features Nels Cline on guitars, Michael Wimberly on drums, and Thollen McDonas on a variety of keyboards! The sounds here are not unfamiliar if you've heard some of Cline's freer recordings – but even then, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boyd RaeburnRip Van Winkle/Yerxa ... 78 RPM
Jewel, 1946. Very Good ... $1.99
(78 RPM, Jazz) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Don Randi & QuestCalifornia 84 ... LP
Bee Pee, 1983. Sealed ... $14.99
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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Fred Randolph QuintetMood Walk ... CD
Creative Spirit, 2020. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Strange Game", "T Bone Slide", "Mr. Now", "Todd's Idea", "Nouveau Monde", and "Unaware". CD

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Doug Raney QuintetLazy Bird ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Bernt Rosengren, Ben Beisakov, Jesper Lundgaard, and Ole-Jacob Hansen. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, bent corner at the bottom left, and some overall wear.)

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Jimmy RaneyLive In Tokyo (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 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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Ernest RanglinIn Search Of The Lost Riddim ... CD
Palm (UK), 1998. Used ... $6.99
One of the recent comeback albums cut by Ranglin – the famous Jamaican guitarist who worked heavily early reggae sides, on Monty Alexander's 70s releases for MPS, and who's been getting quite a bit of well deserved recognition these days. The album's got a number of different grooves – ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Hugo RasmussenSweets To The Sweet ... LP
RCA (Denmark), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A cool trio set – Hugo Rasmussen on bass, in a trio with Doug Raney on guitar and Jesper Thilo on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a small center split in the spine, and a large inscription by the artist on front.)

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Andrew RathbunJade ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent, 1998. Used ... $8.99
Andrew Rathbun on saxophones, Taylor Haskins on trumpet, Helen Richman on flute, Chris Komer on French horn, John Stretch on piano, Ben Street on bass, George Schuller on drums & Luciana Souza on vocals. CD
(Crease on booklet.)

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✨✧ John RaymondReal Feels – Live Vol 2 ... CD
Sunnyside, 2019. Used ... $7.99
Features Raymond on flugelhorn, Gilad Hekselman on guitar and Colin Stranahan on drums. CD
(Packaged in a slim, gatefold sleeve. Promo stamp over barcode.)

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Re:JazzPoint Of View ... CD
Infracom (Germany), 2004. Used ... $4.99
The 2nd volume of the Re:Jazz series – even more fully developed and finely executed than the first! The format here is wonderful – jazz versions of famous dancefloor tunes by European artists of the past decade or two – done in warm, acoustic takes that completely transform the ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD

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Pat RebillotFree Fall ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
A really great little album from keyboardist Pat Rebillot – a player you might know from other 70s records with Herbie Mann, and a few other jazz artists – stepping out here as one of his few times as a leader! Pat really makes great use of the space to show off his own thing – ... read more CD

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Chuck ReddGroove City ... CD
Chuck Redd, 2018. Used ... $5.99
Chuck Redd on vibes & percussion, John Di Martino on piano, Nicki Parrott on bass, Lewis Nash on drums & Jerry Weldon on tenor saxophone. CD
(Slight mark through back of case.)

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Freddie ReddEverybody Loves A Winner ... CD
Milestone, 1990. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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Freddie ReddLive At The Studio Grill ... CD
Triloka, 1988. Used ... $7.99
With Al McKibbon on bass and Billy Higgins on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dewey RedmanAfrican Venus ... CD
Venus/Evidence, 1992. Used ... $6.99
Dewey Redman on tenor & alto sax & musette, Joshua Redman on tenor sax, Anthony Cox on bass, Carl Allen on drums, Charles Eubanks on piano & Danny Sadownick on percussion. CD
(Punch through barcode & initials in pen inside booklet.)

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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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Joshua RedmanMoodswing ... CD
Warner, 1994. Used ... $2.99
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

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✨✧ Joshua RedmanWish ... CD
Warner, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Features Joshua Redman on tenor, Pat Metheny on guitar, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Joshua Redman QuartetSpirit Of The Moment – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Warner, 1995. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Joshua Redman on saxophones, Peter Martin on piano, Christopher Thomas on bass & Brian Blade on drums. CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, & Brian BladeRoundAgain ... CD
Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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 CD

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Eric ReedFor Such A Time As This ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Eric Reed steps out here in a strong array of modes – solo, trio, and quartet – all of which really show the depth he's developed in recent years – a strong step forward from the already-great territory of his earlier records! The pianist really knows how to balance his talents ... read more CD

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✨✧ Eric ReedHere ... CD
Maxjazz, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Eric Reed on piano with Rodney Whitaker on bass & Willie Jones III on drums. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Jake ReedReed Between The Lines ... CD
Real & Imagined, 2020. Used ... $4.99
With guest organ from Larry Goldings. CD

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Bill Reichenbach & Andy MacKintoshCollaboration ... LP
Discomate (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the more obscure entries on this great "Best Of The West" series – done for the Japanese Disco Mate label, with production by Lew Tabackin – featuring late 70s LA work from Bill Reichenbach on trombone, Andy MacKintosh on alto and soprano, Tom Garvin on piano, John ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(One corner of the cover has some light splitting, but cover is nice overall.)

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Tomeka ReidSoundtrack To Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.99
Some of the coolest music we've ever heard from Tomeka Reid – a soundtrack for a film based on the Chicago school of imagist painting in the 60s – nicely scored with music from the windy city itself! Reid composed the different selections on the soundtrack – most of which are ... read more CD

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Tomeka Reid & Joe MorrisCombinations ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Stunning combinations of sound – Tomeka Reid on cello and Joe Morris on guitar – each sounding especially wonderful here in the company of each other! It may be our ears, but there seems to be a really special sort of warmth going on here – as Morris drops a bit of his sharper ... read more CD

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Django ReinhardtChronological Django Reinhardt 1934 to 1935 ... CD
Classics (France), 1934/1935. Used ... $6.99
With Stephane Grappelly, Michel Warlop, Alix Combelle, Andre Ekyan, Joseph Reinhardt, Roger Chaput, Louis Vola & Pierre Allier. CD
(Out of print.)

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Django ReinhardtChronological Django Reinhardt 1939 to 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939/1940. Used ... $2.99
Some of Django Reinhardt's last sides with Stephane Grappelly before the outbreak of World War II forced a five year separation. Includes classic work with his quintet plus rare tracks with clarinetist Andre Ekyan and Philippe Brun & his Jam Band. CD
(Out of print.)

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Django ReinhardtChronological Django Reinhardt 1940 to 1941 ... CD
Classics (France), 1940/1941. Used ... $2.99
Classic sides recorded during the first years of the occupation and featuring small group and orchestral work. Tracks include "Nuages", "Les Yeux Noir", "Liebesfreud", "Sweet Sue", "Oiseaux Des Iles", "Begin The Beguine", and "Ninouch ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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