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Riverboat RamblersTake Ten + 1 ... LP
Cuca, 1960s. Very Good ... $6.99
Early West Coast style jazz from Madison, Wisconsin; with George Bohrnstedt on clarinet, Bill Davison on trombone, Bob Schulz on trumpet, Charlie Marshall on banjo, James Whitey Minette on piano, Ray Schenk on tuba, and Bob Venable on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with a small ink stamp on back.)

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Sam RiversUndulation – Sam Rivers Archive Project 5 ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Mindblowing music from the great Sam Rivers – and, like the other albums in this essential Archive Series, a performance that appears on record for the first time ever! The set has Rivers working on a live date in Italy from 1981 – really spinning things out in ways that recall some of ... 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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✨✧ Max RoachDrums Unlimited ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Max RoachFreedom Now Suite ... LP
Candid/Columbia, Early 60s/Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Reissue pressing of Max Roach's legendary political suite, an insistent plea for freedom and equality during the civil rights movement. One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Contemporary Masters pressing. Right side of cover is slightly bent with bumped corners.)

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Max Roach & Dizzy GillespieParis 1989 ... CD
A&M, 1989. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
A late meeting between these two jazz giants! Tracks include "In The Beginning (Part 1)", "Arrival", "Georges Cinq", "Place De La Concorde", "Fountain Blues", "Just Dreaming", "The Theme", and "Oo Pa Pa Da". CD
(Out of print.)

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Babs Robert & The Love PlanetBabs Robert & The Love Planet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Alpha/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99 49.99
Qui est Babs Robert? Turns out he's a hell of a saxophonist from the Belgian scene at the start of the 70s – an amazingly soulful player who's got just the right sort of spiritual vibe to live up to the image on the cover! Babs plays alto, tenor, and even a bit of electric tenor too – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies! Please note – these copies have a slightly dinged corner from shipping, otherwise they are great!)

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✨✧ Yves Robert TrioInspired ... CD
Budapest Music Center (Hungary), 2015. Used ... $8.99
Yves Robert on trombone, Bruno Chevillon on bass, and Cyril Atef on drums. CD

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Eddie RobertsRoughneck ... LP
One Note (UK), 2004. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
A solid set of jazzy funk from Eddie Roberts – guitarist for the New Mastersounds – unloading a nice little solo record with more of a jazz centered approach! The drums are nice and funky, and Eddie proves himself a very capable jazzy guitarist on the set. Eddie's backed up nicely by ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wrinkling from water damage near the bottom, with just one small stain. Vinyl is nice.)

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Marcus RobertsAlone With Three Giants ... CD
BMG/Novus, 1991. Used ... $1.99
Marcus Roberts on solo piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcus RobertsAs Serenity Approaches ... CD
BMG/Novus, 1991. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Cherokee", "Slippin' & Slidin", "I Remember You", "Tint Of Blue", and "King Porter Stomp". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcus RobertsGershwin For Lovers ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Marcus Roberts on piano, Reginald Veal on bass, and Herlin Riley Jr on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcus RobertsPlays Ellington ... CD
BMG/Novus, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Mood Indigo", "I Got It Bad", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Solitude", and "Black and Tan Fantasy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcus RobertsPortraits In Blue ... CD
Sony, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Features "Rhapsody in Blue", "I Got Rhythm", and James P Johnson's "Yamekraw" – all performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddy RobinsonBluesology ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wild funk from guitarist Freddy Robinson – hardly the "bluesology" you'd guess from the title! Sure, Freddie started his career as a blues guitarist on early Chess sessions – but during the early 70s, he cut some monster funky recordings for Stax, recordings that had a bluesy ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Justin RobinsonAt First Light ... CD
WJ3, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Justin Robinson seems to be more of a visionary here than usual – part of a new level of maturation we've seen in his music in more recent years – a move from being an already great saxophonist to being a strong leader and writer as well! The album's way more than the sum of its parts ... read more CD

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Claudio RoditiClaudio Roditi & Metropole Orchestra ... CD
Mons (Germany), 1996. Used ... $1.99
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 & Ira SullivanSpirit Within ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Sealed ... $9.99
Really beautiful work from the team of Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – hardly the sort of stuff we might have heard from the players a decade or two before – and a sophisticated batch of tunes that has them stretching out in rich musical directions! There's little of the boppish roots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch.)

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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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Puccio RoelensResearch Of Sound ... LP
Sounds From The Screen (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $32.99
We're not sure how much research went into the album – but we can definitely say that's got the sound just right – this sublime variation on Italian studio funk, served up here with all the right elements! The record's got an electric slink that would be right at home on the CTI/Kudo ... (Sound Library, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400 copies!)

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Joris Roelofs & Han BenninkIcarus ... LP
ICP (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99 34.99
Fantastic work from a duo who can take familiar instruments, and make them come out sounding completely different and in all these weird and wonderful ways! You may already know this quality from drummer Han Bennink, whose work has delighted us for decades – and he's equally matched here by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shorty RogersPortrait Of Shorty ... CD
RCA, 1958. Used ... $5.99
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 CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Shorty RogersSwinging Mr Rogers ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A standout set from Shorty – tightly arranged numbers performed by a quartet that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce, and Shelly Manne – all working with Shorty in perfect west coast form! Despite the length of the tunes, the overall feel is similar to Rogers' excellent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light peeling of the laminate near the opening edge, but is nice overall – a nice original copy.)

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Shorty Rogers & Andre PrevinCollaboration (Jim Flora cover) ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
A rare mid 50s collaboration between pianist Andre Previn and trumpeter Shorty Rogers – an instrumental collaboration between the pair – one that's mostly set up in the mode of Rogers style of the time with his Giants group – but which also really sparkles tremendously with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Jean Jacques RojerSoko ... CD
Sunnyside, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The guitar of Jean Jacques Rojer sounds mighty nice here next to the vibes of Warren Wolf – a player we really love on his own records, and who makes a lot of magic here with Jean Jacques! The mix of instruments provides plenty of color and tone – especially given the way that Rojer ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsBallads ... CD
Blue Note, 1956/1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Notable sidemen include Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, and Wynton Kelly on piano, JJ Johnson on trombone, Donald Byrd on trumpet, and Art Blakey and Max Roach on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsBridge ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1962. Used ... $3.99
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowin ... read more CD
(Out of print Victor Jazz edition. BMG music club pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsComplete Prestige Recordings (7CD box set) ... CD
Prestige, Late 40s/1950s. Used 7 CDs ... $24.99
A host of great material – early bebop, to some of Sonny's classic 50s records when he was really stretching out – 90 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Please note: this set is missing the outer box – 7 CDs in two cases with the booklet.)

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Sonny RollinsCutting Edge ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1974. Used ... $9.99
An underrated 70s effort from Sonny Rollins, featuring him fronting a dynamite group with Stanley Cowell and Mtume at the height of their Afro-centric electric jazz period. Longtime sideman Bob Cranshaw plus David Lee round out the rhythm section, and this is one of Rollins' LPs featuring the ... read more 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
Also available Freedom Suite (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Freedom Suite ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsMilestone Profiles ... CD
Milestone, 1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Includes 9 tracks by Sonny Rollins – plus a bonus sampler with 8 tracks by Joe Henderson, Flora Purim, Jim Hall, Hank Crawford, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Smith. CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsOriginal Album Classics (Sonny Meets Hawk/Our Man In Jazz/What's New/Now's The Time/Standard Sonny Rollins) (5CD set) ... CD
Columbia, 1962/1963/1964. Used 5 CDs ... $24.99
3 years' of music spread out on 5 different CDs – some of the best albums recorded by Sonny Rollins in the 60s! The package is a great look at the key sides that Sonny recorded for RCA in the years right after his return to playing in the early 60s – and every record here is a treasure ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsRoad Shows Vol 1 ... CD
EmArcy/Doxy, 1980s/2000s. Used ... $3.99
A tremendous tribute to the tenor talents of Sonny Rollins – live material from two different decades, all of it illustrating his continuing commitment to creative improvisation in a performance setting! Sonny's one of those guys you've always got to catch when he comes to town – a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsRoad Shows Vol 3 ... CD
Okeh, 2000s. Used ... $5.99
The continuing exploration of the greatness of Sonny Rollins in a live setting – a format that's really made these Road Shows records more interesting than most of his studio work in recent years! The set features key live performances by Rollins from the past decade or so – all long ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsRollins In Holland – 1967 Studio & Live Recordings (3LP 180 gram pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1967. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $64.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – pressed on heavyweight vinyl at RTI!)

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Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus ... CD
Prestige/Jazz Society, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Quite possibly THE greatest Sonny Rollins album of the early years – or at least the one that has received the most accolades over the years! The record is a brilliant batch of quartet tracks that reinvents bop through Sonny's complicated, yet seemingly automatic solos – an excellent ... read more CD
Also available Saxophone Colossus ... CD 4.99

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Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Quite possibly THE greatest Sonny Rollins album of the early years – or at least the one that has received the most accolades over the years! The record is a brilliant batch of quartet tracks that reinvents bop through Sonny's complicated, yet seemingly automatic solos – an excellent ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Saxophone Colossus ... CD 4.99

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Sonny RollinsSonny Please ... CD
Doxy/EmArcy, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Features Sonny Rollins on tenor – with Clifton Anderson on trombone, Bobby Broom on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums. CD
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Sonny Please ... CD 3.99

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Sonny RollinsSonny Please ... CD
Doxy, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Features Sonny Rollins on tenor – with Clifton Anderson on trombone, Bobby Broom on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums! CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode.)
Also available Sonny Please ... CD 3.99

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins In Japan ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. Used ... $14.99
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums of the 70s – a Japanese-only live date that features some excellent work on both tenor and soprano sax! The group has a really great feel – thanks to congas by Mtume and guitar from Yoshiaki Masuo – both of whom bring some new elements to Rollins' ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.98
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series – fantastic cover and vinyl, maybe the best pressing since the original!)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. Used ... $9.99
A crackling bit of hardbop from Sonny Rollins – and a session that has Sonny playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group that included Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano! Sonny had already made a strong name for himself on albums issued under the Roach/Brown tag at the time, and here ... read more CD
(80s Japanese pressing.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1951/1953. Used ... $6.99
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

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Sonny RollinsTenor Madness ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
A groundbreaking album from Sonny Rollins, largely for the extended track "Tenor Madness", which runs on for 13 minutes, and features him and Coltrane blowing head to head – redefining the sound of the tenor sax in jazz through the course of that amazing track! Backing is by the ... read more CD

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Sonny RollinsWay I Feel ... LP
Milestone, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
One of Sonny Rollins' sweetest electric sessions from the 70s – a date that features Patrice Rushen handling some keyboards, and Lee Ritenour on guitar – but Sonny blowing solid, soulful tenor all the way through! The setting is the sort that might initially turn off fans of Rollins' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsWhat's New? ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
A very unique album from Sonny Rollins – one that features him blowing tenor over some Latin-based rhythms that have a tight uptempo feel. The core group on the album features Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – but they're augmented by larger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a corner cut and light wear.)

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Sonny Rollins & Coleman HawkinsSonny Meets Hawk! ... CD
RCA, 1963. Used ... $6.99
A startling meeting of two generations of tenor sax – recorded during one of Sonny Rollins' best periods on record, but featuring some even more amazing work from Coleman Hawkins! The album's proof that in his later years, Hawkins was a modernist who could match wits with the best players of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 RoneyCrunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. Used ... $19.99
Very vibrant work from trumpeter Wallace Roney – the sort of record that seems to burst out strongly even on the ballads – which is no surprise, given Wallace's tone at the time! The group here is a strong one for Roney – Antonio Hart on alto, Geri Allen on piano, Ron Carter on ... 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

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Roots (Nathan Davis, Chico Freeman, et al)Saying Something ... CD
In & Out, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An old school saxophone supersession from this wonderful group that includes Nathan Davis, Benny Golson, Chico Freeman, and Arthur Blythe – all coming together in a deeply soulful style that links together a number of different traditions on the instrument! Although such a setting could be ... read more CD

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Roots MagicTake Root Among The Stars ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
These guys already had our attention the moment we looked at the back cover – and noted that they were playing songs by Phil Cohran, Sun Ra, and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre – then they really won us over once we heard the very first few notes of the set! The group's only a quartet on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael RosciglioneMoon & Sand ... CD
Tosky (Italy), 2010. Used ... $6.99
Features Michael Rosciglione on bass, Vincent Bourgeyx on piano, and Remi Vignolo on drums – plus special guests David Sauzay on tenor sax and Renaud Gensane on trumpet. CD

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Adonis RosePiece Of Mind ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Drummer Adonis Rose leads a strongly soulful group here – a lineup that features Tia Fuller on alto and soprano sax, Maurice Brown on trumpet, and Miki Hayama on a mix of piano and Fender Rhodes – the latter of which sounds mighty nice next to the horns! The date's a live one, but ... read more CD

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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

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Renee RosnesKinds Of Love ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 17.98
Bold, beautiful work from pianist Renee Rosnes – a player who's already been great for many decades, but who really seems to be unlocking new qualities in her music – and a record like this is definitely a piece of that trend! There's a richness of sound on the piano that's always ... read more CD

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Frank RosolinoFree For All ... LP
Specialty, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Not the all-out chaos you might expect from the title, but a hell of a great 50s session from trombonist Frank Rosolino – produced by a young David Axelrod, and possibly one of Frank's greatest albums of the time! The group's got a bit more bite and a lot more soul than some of Rosolino's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Annie Ross with Zoot SimsGasser! ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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 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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Jim RotondiDestination Up ... CD
Sharp, 2001. Used ... $11.99
Features Jim Rotondi on trumpet, Joe Locke on vibes, Steve Davis on trombone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy RowlesMy Mother's Love ... LP
Poljazz (Poland), 1979. Near Mint- ... $23.99
An obscure Polish release from the great pianist Jimmy Rowles – but one that also features him working with some Scandinavian players too – a lineup that includes Georg Ridel on bass, Rune Carlsson on drums, and work from Ian Allen on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gonzalo RubalcabaPaseo ... CD
Blue Note/EMI, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Gonzalo Rubalcaba on piano, keyboards, and percussion, Luis Felipe Lamoglia on saxophones, Jose Armando Gola on bass, and Ignacio Berroa on drums. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Ruby RushtonGideon's Way EP ... LP
22A (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
We're completely in love with the music of Ruby Rushton – and even though this set is only a 4-track EP, it's got a soulful depth that goes beyond so many other groups of this nature! The quartet keep things nice and lean – using Fender Rhodes, flute, trumpet, and drums in a way that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roswell Rudd, Fay Victor, Lafayette Harris & Ken FilianoEmbrace ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2017. Used ... $12.99
Roswell Rudd on trombone, Fay Victor on vocals, Lafayette Harris on piano, and Ken Filiano on double bass. CD

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✨✧ Roswell Rudd, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, & Balazs PandiStrength & Power ... CD
Rare Noise (Germany), 2016. Used ... $9.99
Roswell Rudd on trombone, Jamie Saft on piano, Trevor Dunn on bass, and Balazs Pandi on drums. CD

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Roswell Rudd, Steve Lacy, Misha Mengelberg, et alRegeneration ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Used ... $9.99
A very hip little set – not just because of the players, but also because of the choice of material! Half the tracks are Monk compositions, and the other half by Herbie Nichols – so the record's filled with angular, modern tones that echo back to some key jazz moments of the postwar ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Boguslaw RudzinskiUnitron – 1963 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... $29.99 36.99
Fantastic work from a saxophonist we're hearing here for the first time ever – Boguslaw Rudzinski, who recorded this set in 1963 – right at the same time Krzystof Komeda and his generation were opening up doors in modern jazz on the Polish scene! Rudzinski is maybe a bit more inside ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hilton RuizMoment's Notice ... CD
BMG/Novus, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Featuring George Coleman on tenor, Kenny Garrett on alto and Dave Valentin on flute. CD
(Out of print.)

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Hilton RuizPiano Man ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1975. Used ... $14.99
With Buster Williams on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – on titles that include "Straight Street", "Arrival", "One For Hakim", "Medi II", and "Misty Thursday". CD

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Jorge Lopez RuizEl Grito ... LP
Acoua/Be With (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A brilliant large group performance from Argentine bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz – and one that's got all the fire and energy you might expect from the cover! The album's an extended piece in five movements – written, arranged, and directed by Ruiz on bass – but featuring some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Otmaro RuizNothing To Hide ... CD
Moo, 1996. Used ... $14.99
Otmaro Ruiz on piano, Bob Shepperd on saxophones, Peter Eustache on flute, Dave Carpenter on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Otmaro RuizSojourn ... CD
Minina, 2008. Used ... $8.99
Otmaro Ruiz on piano, Fender Rhodes, and vocals, Ben Wendel on tenor and soprano saxophone and bassoon, Carlos Del Puerto Jr on acoustic bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums, timbales and bongos. CD

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Charles Rumback/Jim Baker/John TateJune Holiday ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
A sublime trio set from drummer Charles Rumback – a record that has us really appreciating the special touch the leader can bring to a date, as this album may also be one of the best that we've heard from pianist Jim Baker in years! Baker has this great way of sounding soulful and lyrical, ... read more CD
Also available June Holiday ... CD 6.99

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Charles Rumback/Jim Baker/John TateJune Holiday ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. Used ... $6.99
A sublime trio set from drummer Charles Rumback – a record that has us really appreciating the special touch the leader can bring to a date, as this album may also be one of the best that we've heard from pianist Jim Baker in years! Baker has this great way of sounding soulful and lyrical, ... read more CD
Also available June Holiday ... CD 8.99

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Howard RumseyMusic For Lighthousekeeping – Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $9.99
An obscure later entry in the Lighthouse All Stars series on Contemporary – but a great one too – and a set that's less less overflowing with big name players, than a well-conceived small group session! Rumsey's leading the sextet on bass, but other players are even more noteworthy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 4 – Oboe/Flute ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Sheesh, Howard Rumsey sure knew how to stick his name on a lot of records! (He must have been trying to give Norman Granz and Leonard Feather a run for their money!) Fortunately, most of them were also great – like this one, which features flute duets between Bob Cooper and either Bud Shank ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsMexican Passport ... CD
Contemporary, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
A nice collection of latin jazz tracks with Shorty Rogers and Chet Baker on trumpet, Jimmy Giuffre and Byd Shank on reeds, Sonny Clark on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Carlos Vidal and Jack Costanzo on percussion. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, disc has a promotional stamp.)

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✨✧ Mario RuscaMonochrome Blues ... LP
Mono Jazz (Italy), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
The first record we've heard in years from Italian pianist Mario Rusca – and a set that really lives up to the strength of all of his classic material from back in the day! The album's a beautifully recorded set – done in mono, which seems to bring an even richer quality to the sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Patrice RushenPosh ... CD
Elektra/Strut (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Nothing posh about this one – as the album's an all-out, all-access affair – a great way for anyone to get into the grooves of the mighty Patrice Rushen! Patrice is at the height of her powers here – equally magic on keyboards and vocals, and coming up with groove after groove in ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD
(Remastered from the original tapes!)
Also available Posh ... LP 24.99

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Patrice RushenPosh ... LP
Elektra/Strut (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
Nothing posh about this one – as the album's an all-out, all-access affair – a great way for anyone to get into the grooves of the mighty Patrice Rushen! Patrice is at the height of her powers here – equally magic on keyboards and vocals, and coming up with groove after groove in ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered from the original tapes!)
Also available Posh ... CD 11.99

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Patrice RushenPrelusion ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A great set from Patrice Rushen – very different than her later R&B work from the 80s! The record's her first, and at the time, Patrice was much more of a jazz artist – working here with a cool west coast set of players (Joe Henderson on tenor, Hadley Caliman on alto and soprano, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Strut (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
An landmark record from Patrice Rushen – one of those albums that completely cemented her standing in the world of jazz, funk, and soul – and a wonderful summation of everything she'd done in the years before! The young Patrice was already a breakout keyboardist on the west coast scene ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Eddie RussFresh Out! (with download) ... LP
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 29.99
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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Gene RussellNew Direction ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Sweet funky jazz from pianist Gene Russell – one of the hippest albums he ever recorded! Russell's a pianist with a wonderfully fluid touch – used here to near perfection in a small combo date that really stands out from most of his other albums – just the kind of effort we'd ... read more CD
Also available New Direction ... LP 22.99

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Gene RussellNew Direction ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Sweet funky jazz from pianist Gene Russell – one of the hippest albums he ever recorded! Russell's a pianist with a wonderfully fluid touch – used here to near perfection in a small combo date that really stands out from most of his other albums – just the kind of effort we'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New Direction ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Gene RussellTalk To My Lady ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the hippest sounds we've ever heard from pianist Gene Russell – an album that features heavy use of Fender Rhodes – and a soulful, solid, rhythmic core that comes from the basslines of Henry Franklin, guitar of Calvin Keys, and drums of Ndugu Chancler! The set's one of the ... read more CD

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George RussellEzz-Thetics (Riverside) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Angular modernism from George Russell – a record that's still strongly preoccupied with his interest in modes and tones, but which also manages to swing nicely as well! The group here is a sextet – with Eric Dolphy making a great appearance on alto and bass clarinet – alongside ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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George RussellNew York, New York (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Decca, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A wonderful album from George Russell – a refreshing change from his overly-academic modernist work – and a brilliant bit of new ideas with some very down to earth expression! The session's an unusual one – a musical portrait of New York City, performed with an all-star cast who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Acoustic Sounds series! Heavy vinyl and gatefold cover!)

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Hal RussellHal Russell NRG Ensemble (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nessa, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A mindblowing moment on the Chicago avant scene of the 80s – a key flowering of the talents of Hal Russell – a musician who'd been working the Windy City since the early 60s, yet who really came into his own in these later years! Hal challenges both the AACM and the European ... read more CD

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Hal Russell NRG Ensemble with Charles TylerGeneration (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Nessa, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Mad music from the legendary NRG Ensemble – a key early force in Chicago's avant jazz scene in the 80s, teamed here with the mighty reedman Charles Tyler! The group itself is already heavy on dynamic reeds – with leader Hal Russell on tenor and Chuck Burdelik on tenor, alto, and ... read more CD

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Pee Wee RussellGumbo ... LP
Honeydew, 1977. Sealed ... $14.99
With Tony Tomasso on trumpet, Porky Cohan on trombone, Ed Soares on piano, John Pell on bass and tuba, and Ray Cerce on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Pee Wee RussellIndividualism Of Pee Wee Russell ... CD
Savoy, 1952. Used ... $9.99
With Ruby Braff on trumpet, Eph Resnick on trombone, Red Richards on piano, John Field on bass, and Kenny John on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Pee Wee RussellJazz Original ... CD
Commodore/GRP, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Pee Wee Russell on clarinet with Eddie Condon on guitar, Bud Freeman on tenor sax, Jess Stacy on piano, Muggsy Spanier on cornet, Miff Mole on trombone, and many more. Includes "Jig Walk", "Last Time I Saw Chicago", "Deuces Wild", "Embraceable You", "Ros ... read more CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Pee Wee Russell QuartetAsk Me Now! ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. Used ... $14.99
A record that will blow your mind – way different than you might expect from the cover! Sure, Pee Wee was a bit of a traditionalist on his instrument – the clarinet – but he's working here in a starkly modern way that almost recalls some of the best 50s work of Jimmy Guiffre, or ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray RussellForget To Remember – Live Vol 2 1970 ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
Some of the greatest work we've ever heard from legendary British guitarist Ray Russell – a set that was not issued to the public at the time, but recorded especially for the BBC – and with a sound that's every bit as striking as his famous albums for CBS! There's maybe a slightly more ... read more CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Babe RussinTo Soothe The Savage ... LP
Dot, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The tenor sax of Babe Russin, backed with some sweet string backings – all with a great late 50s vintage sound to match the look of the cover! Six of the album's twelve songs are originals by Russin, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Includes the Dot inner sleeve. Cover has a Stereophonic sticker.)

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✨✧ Rymden (Bugge Wesseltoft/Dan Berglund/Magnus Ostrum)Reflections & Odysseys ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2019. Used ... $8.99
Very cool work from a hip Norwegian trio with Bugge Wesseltoft on piano and keys, Dan Berglund on bass, and Magnus Ostrom on drums and percussion. CD

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Terje RypdalDescendre ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Classic ECM material from guitarist Terje Rypdal – a set that only features a trio, but which has a wonderfully majestic sound all the way through! Terje plays guitar, keyboards, and flute – somehow finding a moody edge on all three instruments – getting perfect accompaniment ... read more CD
 
 



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