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✨✧ Phillip Wilson & The NDR Big BandWizard Of Oz Suite ... CD
Capri, 1993. Used ... $3.99
Featured soloists ; Herb Geller, Danny Moss, Walter Norris, Wolfgang Shlueter & Ronnie Stephenson. CD

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✨✧ Reuben WilsonOn Broadway ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Hammond hero Reuben Wilson's on Broadway – and he hits a massively soulful groove that's light years from the cliched sounds of the great white way! The set's one of the tightest cookers from Wilson's early years on Blue Note – and has a vibe that's a bit different than the rest, ... read more CD
(Out of print, SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Reuben WilsonOrgan Donor ... CD
Jazzateria, 1998. Used ... $9.99
As a friend of ours said recently: "How come he never sounds this good when he's been playing live recently?" Reason: the folks at Jazzateria have backed Reuben's funky organ with a nice production style that highlights his ability to lay down a funky solo, and which gives his playing ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve WilsonBlues For Marcus ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1993. Used ... $11.99
A quintet session from leader Steve Wilson who plays alto and soprano sax and featuring Steve Nelson on vibes, Bruce Barth on piano, James Genus on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. CD

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Teddy WilsonCole Porter Classics ... CD
1201 Music, 1977. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson & His All Stars ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson & His All Stars (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Features work by Harry Carney, Buck Clayton, Cozy Cole, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Hodges, Billie Holiday, Gene Krupa, Ben Webster, Lester Young, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of marker.)

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Lem WinchesterLem's Beat ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Detroit vibist Lem Winchester cut too few albums in his brief career before his untimely death in the early 60s – but all of them are plenty darn great, and rank right up there with the best work of the period by Johnny Lytle or Freddie McCoy! Although not as all-out funky as fellow ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lem WinchesterWith Feeling ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Kai WindingDance To The City Beat ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(6 eye promo pressing.)

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Kai WindingLionel Hampton Presents Kai Winding ... LP
Who's Who, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Winds Of ChangeFar East Subway Blues ... LP
Muse/Art, 1983. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear and radio station letters in pen.)

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Alex Wing & David BoykinVision Without Words ... CD
Alex Wing, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99
One of the most unusual albums we've ever heard from David Boykin – a set of spare duets with multi-instrumentalist Alex Wing – done at a level that really pushes Boykin's sounds on both tenor and bass clarinet! The tunes here are all freely improvised, and Wing often plays guitar ... read more CD

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Ben Winkelman TrioBalance ... CD
OA2, 2019. Used ... $2.99
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(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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Paul WinterJazz Premiere: Washington ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Although Paul Winter, like Paul Horn, later went on to do some lousy hippy dippy jazz work that verged on nausea, at the early part of his career, also like Horn, he managed to have a very open minded style that let him sample a number of different influences, and weave them into a colorful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye white label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker and light wear.)

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Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
The sound of Ipanema in the 60s – served up here in a great partnership between American jazzman Paul Winter, and bossa composer Carlos Lyra! The album's an excellent bossa jazz session all the way through – with alto from Winter that's some of his sharpest on record in the 60s, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on CBS. Cover has edge and surface wear.)

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Pamela WiseKindred Spirits ... CD
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Detroit keyboardist Pamela Wise – and a record that really carries forward the Tribe Records spirit from the 70s! The overall approach is a bit more contemporary, but the set's still got all the best feel of a classic indie album from the underground – played and ... read more CD

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Ben WolfeWhisperer ... CD
Posi tone, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
Bassist Ben Wolfe's first record for Posi-Tone is as strong as any headline sets we've heard from him to date! Wolfe is leading an excellent quartet session here for the most part – with the always great Orrin Evans on piano, Donald Edwards on drums and Stacy Dillard on saxes – plus a ... read more CD

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Juli Wood QuartetSynkka Metsa ... CD
Origin, 2015. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Digipack has light wear and a peeled spot where a sticker was removed from the barcode.)

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationLive At Last – 1974 to 1993 ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
Killer live work from the Lyman Woodard Trio – and a split set that shows much much the group kept grooving on the Detroit scene, even after their initial early 70s fame! The first half of the CD features material from 1974 – recorded at JJ's Lounge in the Shelby Hotel in the Motor ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationLyman Woodard Organization Orchestra – Live In Detroit 2010 ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2010. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A recent live set from the legendary Lyman Woodard – and a record that's every bit as great as his killers from the 70s! Woodard's lost none of his funky touch on the organ – and really burns amazingly well throughout – as does his group, which is less of an "orchestra" ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special ... CD
Strata/Uuquipleu, 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationSaturday Night Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
Hypnotic organ funk from Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the shining lights of the 70s Detroit scene! This is amazing, amazing stuff – Woodard's electric piano, organ and occasional mellotron and Norma Bell's alto saxophone lend a cosmic funk aspect ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard TrioJazzy Weeknights Special ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1974/1993. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99
Rare work from one of the true powerhouse performers on the Detroit jazz scene – organist Lyman Woodard, famous for a few funk records in the 70s – but a musician who also gigged non-stop for decades in the Motor City! This double-length set features two performances, almost 20 years ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard TrioLive At The 1996 Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival ... CD
Corridor/Uuquipleu, 1996. New Copy ... $9.99
Late work from Detroit organ legend Lyman Woodard – and sounds that are still very much at the top of his game! The set's a trio date, with drummer Leonard King – who was on the classic Woodard Organization Records – and Lyman's still got that lean, slinky groove on the Hammond ... read more CD

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Wooden Glass Featuring Billy WootenWooden Glass Recorded Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $26.99
Mad funky vibes from The Wooden Glass – a group led by vibist Billy Wooten – an obscure player in the history books, but one who has had a huge influence on 21st Century groove! Billy's got a hard style on the vibes that's like Bobby Hutcherson and Roy Ayers at their soulful best ... read more CD

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Sam Wooding/Lud Gluskin/GregorBlack & White Jazz In Europe 1929 ... LP
Wolverine, 1929. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(80s issue.)

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Chris WoodsFrom Here To Eternity ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1974. Used ... $14.99
Chris Woods is one of our favorite reed players from the 70's, and, like a lot of our other favorites (Nathan Davis, Sahib Shihab), he spent a great deal of time in Europe, and never achieved the recognition he would have if he'd been playing here. (Or perhaps we should say that he never received ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil WoodsAmerican Songbook 2 ... CD
Kind Of Blue (Italy), 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Bill Charlap on piano, Brian Lynch on trumpet, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil WoodsGratitude ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1986. Used ... $6.99
A great later swinger from Phil Woods – a tight acoustic session recorded for the Denon label in Japan, and put together with a really classic feel overall! Wood's alto is amazing – sharp and fluid right from the start, and set up with a crack group that includes Tom Harrell on trumpet ... read more CD
(Out of print 80s Japanese pressing.)

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Phil WoodsGreek Cooking ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Great stuff! Phils Woods plays reeds over a cool crazy band of Greek players who are trying to do a "jazz meets Zorba the Greek" thing here. Sounds crazy, but the record's actually great, and has a mix of styles that comes together in an amazing way. We always used to pass this up, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing, with Bell Sound stamp/LW etch. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsInto The Woods – The Best Of Phil Woods ... CD
Concord, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Phil WoodsRound Trip ... LP
Verve, 1969. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Hip and groovy work from Phil – very different than both his earlier bop-heavy sides, and his freer European recordings – recorded with some great backings by Johnny Pate, the excellent Chicago soul arranger who also did some great soundtrack work! Pate's come up with some tight short ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Phil Woods & The Festival OrchestraCelebration ... CD
Concord, 1997. Used ... $5.99
With Brian Lynch on trumpet, Bill Charlap on piano & Steve Gilmore on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil Woods & The Festival OrchestraNew Celebration ... CD
Chiaroscuro, 2013. Used ... $9.99
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Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, & OthersBird Feathers ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. Used ... $24.99
A really great title for this classic late 50s set – as the record showcases a host of young alto players who've all come up in the generation of Charlie Parker – but who are each bringing their own sense of style to the instrument! There's hardly any "bird feathers" here ... read more CD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Billy WootenEvening On The Canal ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $19.99
A rare live set from vibes legend Billy Wooten – recorded sometime in the mid 90s, but with a funky feel that's like his best music from the 70s! The Vida Bole Ensemble backs Billy up – giving him a tight large group push that makes for plenty of great rhythms – both funky drums ... read more CD

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Billy WootenLive At The Madame Theater ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $19.99
A smoking live set from vibesman Billy Wooten – recorded with a slightly Latin mode, thanks to backing from his hip Music Royale ensemble! Wooten's vibes are as sharp and soulful here as on any of his great 70s recordings – and the added fire of the Latin group really helps Billy find ... read more CD

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✨✧ Reggie WorkmanSummit Conference ... CD
Postcard, 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Pheeroan akLaff on drums, Andrew Hill on piano, Sam Rivers on tenor & soprano sax & Julian Priester on trombone. CD

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Works For Me (Alexa Tarantino/Tony Davis/Caili O'Doherty/Adi Meyerson/Joe Strasser)Reach Within ... CD
Posi tone, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
An incredibly well-crafted set of soulful hardbop – the kind of record that the Posi-Tone label seems to do better than just about anyone else these days – and which is so tight, so together, the whole thing almost seems effortless! Yet there's clearly a lot of effort going in here ... read more CD

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World Saxophone QuartetMoving Right Along ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1993. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetLive In Zurich ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Tremendous interplay on saxes from this ultra-hip combo – a legendary lineup that features David Murray, Oliver Lake, Hamiet Bluiett, and Julius Hemphill – all blowing hard on a variety of saxes! The sound here is possibly a bit more free at times than some of the quartet's other 80s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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World Saxophone QuartetMetamorphosis ... CD
Nonesuch, 1991. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ World Saxophone Quartet with Fontella BassBreath Of Life ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Hamiet Bluiett, Arthur Blythe, Oliver Lake and David Murray – plus Amina Claudine Myers on organ and vocals from Fontella Bass! CD
(Out of print.)

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World's Experience OrchestraBeginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 20.98
A lost legacy in spiritual jazz – two albums recorded by a Boston group who worked far from the limelight in New York – in a very underground scene where they recorded these two very special albums in the 70s! Their sound is very collaborative and freewheeling – an approach that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bernie WorrellFunk Of Ages ... CD
Gramavision/Warner (Japan), 1990. Used ... $24.99
Maybe not the funk of ages, but a mighty nice solo set from Bernie Worrell – done at a key stretch when he was working away from George Clinton and the P-Funk universe! The set's got Bernie opening up in a blend of jazz and funk – and some tracks feature lead vocals, in a style that ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Larry Wild WriceWild – The Big Big Sound Of Larry Wild Wrice ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The only album we've ever seen from jazz drummer Larry Wrice – a Chicago player who really kicks it in a hard and heavy soul jazz groove! Larry's got an approach to the kit that's quite a lot like that of Joe Dukes – one that's always concerned with pushing the rhythms of the tune very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label stereo pressing with wide deep groove. Cover has light wear, and a bit of splitting in one corner, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Eugene WrightWright Groove ... LP
Philips (UK), 1962. Very Good ... $33.99
A very unusual album from bassist Eugene Wright – one of his few dates as a leader, despite famous work in the Dave Brubeck quartet! The set is great – with very strong work from Wright, who's maybe more soulful than usual – and recording here in New Zealand with a hip quartet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Leo WrightBlues Shout ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful record, and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by alto player Leo Wright! At the time of the set, Wright was really making some excellent records with Lalo Schifrin and in Dizzy Gillespie's group (where they both were working at the time) – and this set is a perfect ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Leo WrightEvening Breeze ... LP
Roulette, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An unusual album from saxman Leo Wright! At this point, Wright had be playing for years in Europe, where he'd joined some of the best combos on the continent, and really developed his great sound on alto and flute. On this recording, though, he plays with an orchestra backing him up, and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner and some surface wear.)

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Leo WrightSoul Talk ... CD
Atlantic/Water, 1963. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A rare soul jazz session from alto saxophonist Leo Wright – a player that we mostly know from his bossa work of the early 60s! The session's extremely noteworthy as being one of the few to feature female organist Gloria Coleman – a player with whom Wright worked on her classic 1963 ... read more CD

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Leo Wright, Baby Douglas, Candy Green, etcEchoes From The Prague Jazz Festival 1964 ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Rare work from Leo Wright – who plays alto sax on two cuts. Two more cuts feature vocals from Baby Douglas, one more features singing from Candy Green, and Douglas also leads the Black Jazz In Europe band on other cuts – which also features Kenny Drew on piano, Lou Bennet on organ, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape, save for some light laminate peeling in one bottom corner.)

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Piotr WylezolHuman Things ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 2018. Sealed ... $8.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a sticker remnant.)

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Xanadu All Stars (Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, etc)Night Flight To Dakar/Xanadu In Africa ... CD
Xanadu, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 19.99
An excellent set of recordings from a unique moment for the Xanadu Records label – an imprint that was carrying the torch of the Prestige label style well into the 70s – also run by that label's old head, Don Schlitten! The tracks here were all recorded live in Dakar – by a tight ... read more CD

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Louis XavierLadja – Jazz With A West Indian Soul ... LP
ADDA/Rebirth On Wax (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A great little session of electric funky jazz – with a bit of a West Indian twist – all of which makes the album a real standout from other efforts at the time! The session was recorded in Paris, and led by bassist Louis Xavier – but the killer talent is saxophonist Jo Maka, who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yama & Jiro's WaveGirl Talk ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet little piano trio set from Yama & Jiro – that's Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on piano and Tetsujiro Obara on drums – joined here by Akira Daiyoshi on some mighty warm bass! The set's got that wonderful open, laidback vibe you sometimes get on these Three Blind Mice sessions from the ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Mabumi YamaguchiMabumi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $29.99
Japanese reedman Mabumi Yamaguchi works here with tight combo recorded in the US – Kenny Kirkland on piano and keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – players that bring a nice sense of focus to the session, which seems to push his saxophone work even further ... read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Eri Yamamoto & Choral ChameleonGoshu Ondo Suite ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from pianist Eri Yamamoto – in large part because of the presence of the Choral Cameleon vocal group! The mix of piano and voice is wonderful – haunting and powerful, in a way that reminds us of some of the best Vince Guaraldi ... read more CD
Also available Goshu Ondo Suite ... CD 6.99

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Eri Yamamoto & Choral ChameleonGoshu Ondo Suite ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2019. Used ... $6.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from pianist Eri Yamamoto – in large part because of the presence of the Choral Cameleon vocal group! The mix of piano and voice is wonderful – haunting and powerful, in a way that reminds us of some of the best Vince Guaraldi ... read more CD
(Mark through barcode.)
Also available Goshu Ondo Suite ... CD 7.99

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Hozan YamamotoEternal Echoes ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1979. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A record with a sound that's as evocative as its title – and a haunting blend of Japanese folkloric modes and avant jazz expression! Reedman Hozan Yamamoto is always a player who grabs our interest – and here, he's blowing shakuhachi throughout – a traditional bamboo flute that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some edge wear and a bumped corner.)

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Reiko YamamotoTempus Fugit (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
DIW (Japan), 2012. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $24.99
The first we've ever heard from Reiko Yamamoto – a heck of a vibist from the Tokyo scene – and one with a really great sound, especially on the album's more dynamic numbers! The group's a quartet – with guitar, bass, and drums – and Reiko can really dominate the sound in a ... read more CD
(2CD version – with the original album on one CD, and a remastered version on another!)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoBlues For Tee ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A special live set, dedicated to the head of the unique Three Blind Mice label – and done in the best freewheeling style of pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto! The record's got even more bite than some of Yamamoto's other albums of the time – a soulful groove that has lots of left hand action ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoMidnight Sugar ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
The midnight sugar here comes from pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – who's playing with a soulful, bluesy sort of style – one that reminds us a bit of Ray Bryant back in the 60s, but which also comes across here with a fair bit of lighter, lyrical touches as well! As with other Three Blind ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoMidnight Sun ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the most sensitively soulful records of the 70s from pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – a set that still has him working in a trio format, but which also has a slightly more mellow feel overall – with some especially great work from the leader on the ballads! Yamamoto's style is ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoStar Dust ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto pays tribute to the late Erroll Garner, by working in an expanded format that brings a bit of strings into support the core work of his trio! The setting is quite different than some of Yamamoto's other albums of the time, and makes for a surprisingly nice change ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioLive At The Misty ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Long tracks and plenty of room to groove – a really great little session from Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, and one with some added conga to boot! Don't confuse this one with Yamamoto's other 70s date with Misty in the name, because this album's a live one – and it comes across ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Yukako Yamano3rd Stage ... CD
Yukako Yamano (Japan), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99
A beautiful album of solo piano from up-and-coming pianist Yukako Yamano – a set that's got a lot more acoustic depth than you might expect from the keyboard pictured on the cover! Despite the presentation of that instrument, most of the music here is done on a very resonant grand piano ... read more CD

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Takeo YamashitaBlack Cats/Black Footsteps ... CD
Victor/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1960/1961. New Copy ... $18.99
Chilling work from Japanese composer Takeo Yamashita – a record that echoes with the shadows of night, blending sound effects, rough percussion, and some slight jazz instrumentation – into a sound that's a bit noir, a bit avant, and very very striking. The album works like one long ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Yosuke YamashitaBanslikana ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic solo work from this revolutionary Japanese pianist – a set that maybe has Yosuke Yamashita sounding a bit warmer and more intimate than some of his Japanese albums of the time – really reveling in a range of different numbers that show of a more sensitive, personal side of his ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Yosuke YamashitaClay ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
Mindblowing trio work from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – in a group that's equally noteworthy for its incredible reed performances from the mighty Akira Sakata! The pairing of Sakata and Yamashita was one of the greatest things in Japanese jazz in the 70s, and certainly one of that ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Yosuke YamashitaTenshi No Koukotu ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare jazz soundtrack from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – best known for his avant recordings of the time, but sounding equally enigmatic here in the film score world! The album's hardly the standard jazz score – as the tunes shift mood strongly from track to track – ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Yosuke Yamashita/Akira Sakata/Takeo MoriyamaUp To Date ... LP
Crown (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- 2LP ... $84.99
Searing work from this great Japanese free jazz trio – Yosuke Yamashita on piano, Akira Sakata on alto, and Takeo Moriyama on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. A great copy!)

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Kazuo YashiroHow To Love How To Play How To – Ohashi Kyosen's Playboy Lecture ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $12.99
Advice on life, love, and all things important – a series of readings by 60s Japanese celebrity Kazuo Yagi that will set your life straight – used as bridges to link together a set of swinging jazz music bits, some of which continue with speaking, others which groove on instrumentally. ... read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Jason YeagerNew Songs Of Resistance ... CD
Outside In, 2019. Used ... $6.99
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Djamel Ben Yelles1002 Nights ... CD
Island/Quango, 1996. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Hajime YoshizawaJapan ... CD
Village Again (Japan), 2008. Used ... $13.99
One of the greatest efforts so far from Hajime Yoshizawa – a set that has some heavy jazz influences, and almost hearkens back to his roots – yet one that's also awash in some of his best 21st Century soul styles as well! The album has a snapping acoustic energy that's right up there ... (New Grooves, Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Bernie YoungEvery Saturday Night – Rare Paramount & Okeh Recordings ... CD
Frog (UK), 1923/1926. Used ... $9.99
Bernie Young with Young's Creole Band, Viola Bartlette, Ozie McPherson, Blythe's Sinful Five, Ida Cox, Ma Rainey, and Arthur Sims & His Crewole Roof Orchestra. CD

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✨✧ Dave Young & OthersPiano Bass Duets – The Complete Sessions (3CD set) ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 1995. Used 3CD's ... $24.99
Features duets with Oscar Peterson, Cedar Walton, Tommy Flanagan, John Hicks, Mulgrew Miller, Ellis Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Renee Rosnes, and Oliver Jones. CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Larry YoungLarry Young's Fuel ... CD
Arista/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Quite possibly the greatest Larry Young album of the post-Blue Note years – and a massive bit of funk that totally redefines his sound! Larry's working here with his hip group Fuel – an ensemble that features Laura Logan on lead vocals, giving the tunes a real focus through her lyrics ... read more CD

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✨✧ Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry YoungTestifying ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Before stretching out on Blue Note later on in the 60s, Larry Young started the decade with some great sets like this – straighter soul jazz that showed he had a very firm grasp on traditional modes for the Hammond – more than enough to allow his experimentation in later years! The set' ... read more CD

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Larry YoungUnity ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
A brilliant album that would forever change the way the organ was used in jazz! The set's the greatest contribution ever from organist Larry Young – a lean and modal session recorded with help from a young quartet that includes Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, and Elvin Jones – all leaping ... read more CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete Aladdin Sessions Volume 2 (Spanish edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Spain), Late 40s. Used ... $4.99
Some of the best early work by Prez – all recorded in small combo sessions for Aladdin Records during the years 1945 through 1948. The album's one of the few chances you can get to hear Prez blowing clear and free from the time, in that amazing tone which inspired generations of players, ... read more CD
(Please note: This is a special edition of the album produced by Time Life in Spain. The music is the same, but the cover art is slightly different, with a blue tint over the original image.)

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Lester YoungImmortal Lester Young Featuring Count Basie 1944 to 1949 ... LP
Musidisc (France), Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Three different sessions – one from 1944 with Count Basie on piano, another from 1949 with Junior Mance at the keys and Jessie Drake on trumpet, and one more from 1948 with Johnny Guarnieri on piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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Lester YoungLester Young (Pres) ... LP
Charlie Parker/Everest, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
No real date or personnel on this one, and the album's a live set recorded, most likely, at some time in the 50s. The quality of the recording isn't great, and you hear a heck of a lot of crowd noise – but the work's an interesting document of Pres during the period, as the tunes are all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lester YoungLester Young Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $16.99
Includes 85 tracks and features Lester Young with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Trio ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1946. Used ... $8.99
An early trio session by Lester Young – recorded with Buddy Rich on drums! The record also features an obscure pianist named "Aye Guy" – Nat King Cole under another name! Guy and Young trade lines in a very nicely relaxed format, and even though the record's mostly all ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Small combo work from 1950 – with Pres on tenor, Jesse Drake on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing.)

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Lester YoungPres Lives – Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, 1950. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Lester YoungPresident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1952/1957. Used ... $11.99
Lester Young joins the Oscar Peterson trio – and the result is a classic meeting of the minds from early 50s Verve! Young's tone is tremendous throughout – that sharp-yet-cool style that had such a big influence on other 50s players, and which gets some great support here from Peterson' ... read more CD

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Lester Young & Harry EdisonPres & Sweets ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $3.99
A classic Verve pairing of two of its greatest soloists – both recorded here in a laidback, easily-swinging session that allows both players to shine equally! Young's tenor is always a welcome addition to any set of this nature, and Edison's playing here in a gentler, relaxed mode that's a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Young Tuxedo Brass BandJazz Begins – Sounds Of New Orleans Streets: Funeral And Parade Music ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Young Tuxedo Brass Band is led by John Casimir, with Herman Sherman on alto sax, Andrew Morgan on tenor sax, Clement Tervalon, Eddie Pierson, and Jim Robinson on trombone, Albert Fernandez Walters, Andrew Anderson, and John Pickey Brunious on trumpet, Wilbert Tillman on sousaphone, Paul Barbarian ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove.)

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Young-Holt TrioWack Wack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Amazing stuff from bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Red" Holt! At the time of this release, the pair had already risen to great fame as the rhythm backing for Ramsey Lewis in his first trio – but broke out on their own as a solo act, with a real focus on rhythmic piano ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chucho Zarzosa Y Su ConjuntoConcierto En Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good ... $33.99
A live set from this obscure Mexican jazz combo – recorded in the early 60s, in a mode that's kind of a small combo take on an Ellington sound, but with some freer twists too! The approach is nicely offbeat – starting out familiar at first, but then opening up with some offbeat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and a half split top seam. Vinyl has a small edge warp, but plays ok.)

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Joe ZawinulTo You With Love ... LP
Strand, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Very early work from Joe Zawinul – an unusual trio outing recorded upon Zawinul's initial arrival in the US, years before later fame with Cannonball Adderley and Weather Report! Although Joe's heavy-grooving touch on the keys was a big part of the Adderley sound in the 60s, his style here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, and just a hint of seam splitting – but this is a nice copy.)

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Joe ZawinulZawinul ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A beautiful fusion of Joe Zawinul's roots in the groups of Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley – a set with some of the far-reaching jazz ideas of the former, and much of the soulful subtleties of the latter! The album features Joe on electric piano throughout, playing alongside Herbie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Denny ZeitlinDenny Zeitlin Trio In Concert ... CD
Sunnyside, 2009. Used ... $9.99
Contemporary magic from Denny Zeitlin – a recent album by the pianist we first grew to love for his work in the 60s! Zeitlin's music here every bit as thoughtful as in years past – complex lines on the piano, but always with a sense of swing – and a good dose of lyrical energy ... read more CD

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✨✧ Denny ZeitlinLive At Mezzrow ... CD
Sunnyside, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
There's few folks who approach the piano like Denny Zeitlin – and this beautiful live set is a perfect illustration of his deep talents and very unique sound on his instrument! Zeitlin is a master of balancing darkness and light – technical brilliance and down to earth energy – ... read more CD

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Si Zentner/Jerry GoldsmithWarning Shot – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Liberty, 1966. Sealed ... $9.99
We don't normally dig Si's work in most contexts – but this album's a great one, and feature some excellent crime and thriller jazz-based cuts composed by Jerry Goldsmith! The groove is more in the Quincy Jones mid 60s soundtrack mode than anything else – and there's plenty of ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora FragenAre You Happy ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Torbjorn Zetterberg has always been a hell of a bassist – but in recent years, he really seems to be exploding as a greater jazz visionary – working with a group like this in a range of explosive new ideas we never would have expected just a few years ago! The music is often incredibly ... read more CD
Also available Are You Happy ... LP 22.99
 
 



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