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Phil WilsonProdigal Son ... LP
Free Form, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A very unusual early album from trombonist Phil Wilson – a set of music designed to accompany a jazz mass – and like most of the type from the time, much more striking than you might think! The musical passages are handled by a quartet, and improvised for the recording – just ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Sarah WilsonKaleidoscope ... CD
Brass Tonic, 2021. Used ... $6.99
Features Myra Melford on piano, Charles Burnham on violin, John Schott on guitar, Jerome Harris on bass, and Matt Wilson on drums. CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Stanley Wilson & His OrchestraOriginal Jazz Score From Shotgun Slade ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Very Good ... $6.99
(Soundtracks, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Teddy WilsonChronological Teddy Wilson 1939 to 1941 ... CD
Classics (France), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $18.99
With Bill Coleman, Emmett Berry, Benny Morton, Jimmy Hamilton, Ben Webster, JC Heard, Harold Baker, and vocals from Lena Horne and Helen Ward. CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small crease – very minor.)

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Teddy WilsonStatements & Improvisations – 1934 to 1942 ... LP
Smithsonian, Late 30s/Early 40s. Sealed Gatefold ... $7.99
A well-done collection, and one that really gets at the important pre-war contributions made to jazz by pianist Teddy Wilson! The set features Teddy in a variety of settings – some solo, some with his own group, with Roy Eldridge or Jonah Jones on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Billie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy WilsonStriding After Fats ... LP
Black Lion, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Solo tribute to Fats Waller. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with black and white labels. Cover has light aging and a cut corner.)

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Lem WinchesterLem's Beat ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1960. Used ... $24.99
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 SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Kathrine Windfeld Big BandOrca ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2017. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Kathrine Windfeld on piano. Includes the tracks "Undertow", "The Lifting", "Ocra", "Dark Navy", "Harvest", "Fish", "Ferry", and "Seaweed". CD
(Small cutout notch through digipack spine.)

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✨✧ Kai WindingTrombone Sound ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
The trombone sound of Kai Winding is firmly in place – as he solos in the lead of a septet, with 4 extra trombones in the mix to give the record a nice bass-y sound! Arrangements are by a number of members of the band, and players include Wayne Andre, Carl Fontana, Jack Franklin, and Kenny O' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging and some seam splits.)

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Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonBrand New Swinging Together Again – The Great Kai & JJ ... CD
Impulse, 1960. Used ... $4.99
The famous 50s team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are reunited strongly here – after working alone for several years on their own projects! The groove here is a bit more open and less arranged than some of the pair's earlier projects – mostly just two trombones in the lead, soloing ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonKai Winding & JJ Johnson 1955 to 1960 ... CD
Giants Of Jazz, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
Features Bill Evans on piano – other notable sideman include Paul Chambers on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Niklas WinterBeautopia ... CD
King/Seven Seas (Japan), 2007. Used ... $14.99
With Jukka Eskola on trumpet and flugelhorn. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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 stereo pressing on CBS. Cover has some edge wear and light aging.)

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Paul Winter/Paul HalleyWhales Alive ... LP
Living Music, 1987. Sealed ... $9.99
Narration by Leonard Nimoy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch.)

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Jens Winther & the SWR Big BandJazz In Concert ... CD
SWR (Germany), 1995. Used ... $5.99
A live recording featuring Jens Winther on trumpet. Tracks are all originals and include "Child Of Nature", "Lifetime", "The Heirophant", and "Alien Cult". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShannJimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann ... CD
Black Lion, 1947. Used ... $6.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Witherspoon with The Dick Morrissey QuartetLive In London 1966 ... CD
R&B Records (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
Singer Jimmy Witherspoon recorded some great music over here in the US, but this set from London might well be one of his best of the 60s – and features Jimmy working with superb backing from a hell of a quartet! The group's led by tenorist Dick Morrissey, who gets in plenty of great solos ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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Mike WoffordStrawberry Wine – The Jazz Piano Of Mike Wofford ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Excellent early work from pianist Mike Wofford – a player who'd show up more strongly in the 70s, but who's already in great form here in this early 60s session! The album's quite unique – not the mainstream piano trio material that you'd expect from a major label at the time, and more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and some staple holes in one corner.)

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Tommy WolfWolf At Your Door ... LP
Fraternity, 1956. Very Good ... $24.99
A wonderful album of vocal jazz tracks – by this vastly underrated singer/songwriter who was a key contemporary of Bob Dorough and Jackie & Roy! With songwriting partner Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf penned some incredible work in the 50s – offbeat little tunes that were often sung by ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing! Cover has some light wear, a split bottom seam, and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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Warren WolfReincarnation ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2020. Used ... $11.99
Vibist Warren Wolf has always been way more than just a straight soloist in jazz – and here, he takes that role further by bringing in work from two different singers – vocalists Marcellus Shepard and Imani Grace Cooper, each of whom sing a few songs on the set! This isn't a straight ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationDon't Stop The Groove (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Lyman/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A killer little set from funky organist Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the standout stalwarts of the 70s Detroit jazz funk scene! The set features Lyman working in a live setting – grooving out over some mighty long tracks that blend jazz and soul together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Rickey WoodardTokyo Express – Recorded Live At Birdland (CDr pressing) ... CD
Candid, 1992. Used ... $2.99
A live quartet date with Woodard on saxophone, James Williams on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. CD
(Out of print, on demand CDr pressing.)

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Wooden Glass Featuring Billy WootenWooden Glass Recorded Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $24.99
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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Wooden OHandeful Of Pleasant Delites ... LP
Middle Earth (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
(Folk/Country, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(2005 reissue on Akarma. Cover has light wear and a small smudge near the spine.)

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Phil WoodsFloresta Canto ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of those great records from the 70s that makes you say "man, Phil Woods was hip!" The session was cut in London with an electrified big band led by Chris Gunning, and featuring keyboards by the groovy Gordon Beck – kind of a blend of strings, keys, and woodwinds – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Phil WoodsNew Phil Woods Album ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Phil Woods really outdoes himself here – offering the world a whole new side of his talents, and stepping forth at the head of a larger ensemble than usual! The album features Woods' core quartet augmented by larger strings and horns – all in shadings and tones that are incredibly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsPhil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival ... CD
Atlantic, 1971. Used ... $12.99
A stunner of an album – light years ahead of Phil's earlier work in America – a bit funky at times, with some really open-ended modern sounds! The album features Phil with his incredible European Rhythm Machine – a group that includes Gordon Beck on electric piano, Henri Texier ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil WoodsPhil Woods Quartet Vol 1 – Live Recording ... LP
Clean Cuts, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Features Steve Gilmore on bass, Bill Goodwin on drums, and Mike Melillo on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil WoodsReal Life ... CD
Chesky, 1991. Used ... $3.99
With Steve Gilmore on bass, Bill Goodwin on drums, Jim McNeely on piano, Tom Harrell on trumpet, Hal Crook on trombone, Nick Brignola on barritone and alto sax, and Nelson Hill on tenor and alto sax. CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil WoodsRev & I ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Features Phil Woods on alto, Johnny Griffin on tenor, Cedar Walton on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Phil WoodsRights Of Swing ... LP
Candid, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Really compelling large group work from Phil Woods – one of his first-ever efforts of its type, and a tremendous session that's filled with solos from a wide array of very hip players! The whole album's built around a 5-part "Rights Of Swing" work penned by Woods – a jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Barnaby pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Phil WoodsSong For Sisyphus (Direct To Disc) ... LP
Century, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A pretty great little record from Phil Woods – a return to straighter playing after the freer sounds of some of his early 70s European work, done in a mode that has lots of nice boppish touches, and which also shows a more deeply soulful side of Phil's blowing. Titles include "Change ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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Phil WoodsWarm Woods ... CD
Epic/Portrait, 1958. Used ... $8.99
One of the most wonderful Phil Woods albums ever! No kidding – this is amazing! Woods played on lots of other records – and often in settings that made you wonder why people thought he was so great – but on this one, he's totally in the spotlight, fronting a mellow easy quartet ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil WoodsWarm Woods (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic (Japan), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
One of the most wonderful Phil Woods albums ever! No kidding – this is amazing! Woods played on lots of other records – and often in settings that made you wonder why people thought he was so great – but on this one, he's totally in the spotlight, fronting a mellow easy quartet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing!)

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Phil Woods & His European Rhythm MachinePhil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine (Pierre Cardin) ... LP
Pierre Cardin (France), 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An excellent album of funky electric jazz – and possibly the best one that Phil Woods cut with his European group! The quartet's a very hip group that's way hipper than its clunky name – with Gordon Beck on electric piano and organ, Daniel Humair on percussion and drums, and Henri ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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Phil Woods & Jim McNeelyFlowers For Hodges ... CD
Concord, 1991. Used ... $6.99
Phil Woods on alto and and soprano sax, clarinet, and bass clarinet and Jim McNeely on piano and synthesizer. CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil Woods & Lew TabackinPhil Woods/Lew Tabackin ... LP
Omni Sound, 1980. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Woods plays alto, Tabackin plays tenor – and other players include Jimmy Rowles on piano, Michael Moore on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil Woods/Tommy Flanagan/Red MitchellThree For All ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great record – one we're surprised that we like so much! On the surface, the album appears to be an inconsequential 80s session by three older giants of their instrument – Woods on alto, Flanagan on piano, and Mitchell on bass. But Woods' tone here, although played straightly ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Nate WooleyColumbia Icefield ... CD
Northern Spy, 2019. Used ... $8.99
Trumpeter Nate Wooley always gives us plenty of surprises with his records – and this time around, he opens our ears even more – by working in a quartet with two varieties of electric guitar, and using an amplifier alongside his familiar trumpet! The songs are all quite long, and work ... read more CD

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Work Money DeathSpace in Which the Uncontrollable Unknown Resides – Can Be the Place from Which Creation Arises ... CD
ATA (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Two wonderfully long-flowing tracks from this hip British group – very spiritual and slow-building, with energy that's very much in the best Alice Coltrane mode of the Impulse Records years! Tony Burkill is on tenor, and has this great mellow-burning approach – perfect for the slow-step ... read more CD

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World Saxophone QuartetDances & Ballads ... CD
Nonesuch, 1987. Used ... $7.99
One of the best albums ever recorded by the WSQ – a sensitive mix of rhythmic tunes and mellow ballads, played by the group with less agression than on previous releases, but in a way that shows that they're really fitting into the style of the ensemble well. Titles include "Cool ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetWSQ ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Used ... $9.99
Really groundbreaking work from the World Sax Quartet – one of the first, and best, all-horn ensembles! The strength of the album definitely hangs on the backgrounds of the players – Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, and David Murray – all already key reedmen in left ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hainer WormannLower Rhine Sonata ... CD
Nurnichtnur (Germany), 2001. Used ... $6.99
Hainer Wormann on guitar. CD
(Out of print and packaged in a cool metal tin.)

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Ray Wray QuartetYes Indeed ... LP
Pharaoh, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, with a partially removed address sticker on front, and some pen on both sides.)

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WRD (Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Dietch)Hit ... CD
Color Red, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
An all-star combo, coming together here with a lean, wonderful sound – just the Hammond of Robert Walter, guitar of Eddie Roberts, and drums of Adam Dietch – only three instruments, but more than enough to send the whole thing over the top! It might be the drums, but Roberts and Walter ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Hit (white blood splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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WRD (Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Dietch)Hit (white blood splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Color Red, 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 29.98
An all-star combo, coming together here with a lean, wonderful sound – just the Hammond of Robert Walter, guitar of Eddie Roberts, and drums of Adam Dietch – only three instruments, but more than enough to send the whole thing over the top! It might be the drums, but Roberts and Walter ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hit ... CD 9.99

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Prince Billy Mahdi WrightYou Got Dat Wright ... LP
Raenii/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A wonderful bit of lost spiritual soul jazz from Chicago – recorded in the early 80s, but with a progressive and righteous feel that's very much in the 70s Strata East vein! The group's led by Billy Mahdi on tenor, soprano, and flute – and features Corky McClerkin on piano, Eldee Young ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)
Also available You Got Dat Wright (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Prince Billy Mahdi WrightYou Got Dat Wright (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Raenii/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $24.99
A wonderful bit of lost spiritual soul jazz from Chicago – recorded in the early 80s, but with a progressive and righteous feel that's very much in the 70s Strata East vein! The group's led by Billy Mahdi on tenor, soprano, and flute – and features Corky McClerkin on piano, Eldee Young ... read more CD
(Prat of the excellent Groove Diggers series!)
Also available You Got Dat Wright ... LP 36.99

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Marianna WroblewskaFeelings ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1977. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A vocal jazz set from 70s poland, with backing from a small group led by Wlozimierz Nahorny on piano! Titles include a nice version of "Theme From Rosemary's Baby" – plus "Fooling Myself", "Moon River", "All In Love Is Fair", and "And I Love ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jan Ptasyn WroblewskiSlupy Milowe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Never-issued material from Polish saxophonist Jan Ptasyn Wroblewski – material recorded at the end of the 70s for Polish Radio, done in a small combo mode that's a real back to basics change, after some of his larger projects of the decade! The setting is nice and lean – Jan on tenor, ... read more CD

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Jan Ptaszyn WroblewskiSprzedawcy Glonow ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Quite a groovy little album – big band work from Polish saxophonist Jan Ptasyn Wroblewski, done with the same hip flair and sense of soul as similar projects for MPS at the time! There's a sound here that's ambitious, but not overly academic – a bold statement in music that's filled ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but vinyl is great.)

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Sisonke XontiUgaba The Migration ... LP
Sharp Flat (Netherlands), 2021. New Copy ... $32.99 36.99
A really tremendous effort from South African saxophonist Sisonke Xonti – way more than just a straight jazz record, and instead the sort of visionary music we're used to hearing from some of the greats of his scene in years back! Xonti's work on tenor and soprano is a key part of the record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mabumi YamaguchiLeeward ... LP
Union/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 33.99
Spare sounds, but beautifully woven together – all in service of these lovely long tracks that really highlight the soulful side of reedman Mabumi Yamaguchi! Each number here takes up half the side of a record – there's only four tracks in all – and Yamaguchi plays these slow-buil ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hozan Yamamoto & Yu ImaiAkuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku ... CD
Columbia/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
We've always loved the music of Hozan Yamamoto – the Japanese flute player who really has a way of mixing his instrument with all sorts of weird and unusual modes – from traditional folk styles, to bossa nova, to funk and jazz as well! Here, though, Hozan may well be outdoing himself ... read more CD
Also available Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku ... LP 27.99

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✨✧ Hozan Yamamoto & Yu ImaiAkuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku ... LP
Columbia/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 30.98
We've always loved the music of Hozan Yamamoto – the Japanese flute player who really has a way of mixing his instrument with all sorts of weird and unusual modes – from traditional folk styles, to bossa nova, to funk and jazz as well! Here, though, Hozan may well be outdoing himself ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku ... CD 11.99

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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 YamamotoSummertime ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99 24.00
Great work from one of the most dynamic Japanese pianists of the 70s – a player who's straighter than some of his contemporaries, but also has a very soulful swing as well! Tsuyoshi Yamamoto really opens up in a live setting – and concert dates like this represent some of his best work ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Yuko YamaokaDiary 2005-2015 – Yuko Yamaoka Plays The Music Of Satoko Fujii ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2018. Used 2CD Gatefold ... $9.99
118 compositions for piano performed by Yuko Yamaoka. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Yosuke YamashitaClay (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Yosuke YamashitaYosuke Yamashita Trio ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99 34.00
A searing lost performance from this legendary group – the amazing Yosuke Yamashita on piano, working here with Akira Sakata on alto and clarinet, and Moriyama Takeo on drums – a unit that was one of the greatest improvising trios on the planet at the time! Sure, many folks look to the ... read more CD

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Yosuke Yamashita & Adelhard RodingerInner Space ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita cut some fantastic work in Tokyo with his trio during the 70s – but he shines equally brightly here on a German session from the decade, but in a completely different way – given that the whole record just features duets with bassist Adelhard Rodinger! ... read more CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Kiyoshi YamayaRyukyu (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Columbia/Denon (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
A really unusual set from the Japanese scene of the 70s – and a record that represents some of the higher pinnacles of their recording technology at the time! The songs here are billed as "Japanese traditional melodies by PCM Recording Systems" – and they are hardly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Minami YasudaSouth – Yasuda Minami Live At The Rob Roy ... LP
Bellwood (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A sweet swinger from this hip Japanese vocalist – one of the groovier talents of that scene in the 70s, and an artist whose name wasn't that well known on our side of the Pacific! The record's got a soulful bounce right from the start – thanks to backings from the trio of pianist ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert!)

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✨✧ Shoji Yokouchi with Yuri TashiroGreensleeves ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99 24.00
A jazz guitar/Hammond organ session – the former by Shoji Yokouchi, the latter by Yuri Tashiro – but a variation on the form that's quite different than usual, and very much in the groundbreaking style of the Three Blind Mice label! Shoji plays a few different guitars – both ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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George YoungChant ... CD
King/Intersound, 1985. Used ... $3.99
A sweet fusion set from reedman George Young – who plays tenor, alto, sopranino, and soprano sax – plus some flute as well! The album's put together by David Matthews, and has a vibe that's similar to his own 80s fusion efforts – with a real nod back to the soulful fusion styles ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jym YoungPuzzle Box (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $24.99
An amazing record – and sometimes sadly overlooked – one of the few avant jazz sessions from the 60s San Francisco scene, and a hell of an album throughout! Pianist Jym Young plays with a brilliant style that's almost a bridge between earlier modern eras and the changes on the New York ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jym YoungPuzzle Box (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Freedom/Trio (Japan), 1966. Near Mint- ... $34.99
An amazing record – and sometimes sadly overlooked – one of the few avant jazz sessions from the 60s San Francisco scene, and a hell of an album throughout! Pianist Jym Young plays with a brilliant style that's almost a bridge between earlier modern eras and the changes on the New York ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi! Cover has some light aging, but vinyl is great!)

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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)... $18.99
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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Lester YoungComplete 1936 to 1951 Small Group Sessions Vol 2 – 1942 to 1944 ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), Early 40s. Used ... $14.99
Featuring Nat King Cole, Dickie Wells, Count Basie, and Johnny Guarnieri. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungComplete Aladdin Sessions ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 40s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A great 2CD set – one that contains every track Lester recorded for Aladdin – including the rare 1942 trio session with Nat Cole and a 1946 date Helen Humes. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete Lester Young – Essential Keynote Collection 1 ... CD
Keynote/Nippon (Japan), 1943. Used ... $3.99
Music from the Lester Young quartet and the Kansas City Seven. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungEasy Does It ... CD
Past Perfect/Jazz Line (Germany), Mid/Late 40s. Used ... $3.99
Includes the songs "D. B. Blues", "Lester Blows Again", "These Foolish Things", "Jumpin' At Mesner's", "It's Only A Papermoon", "After You've Gone", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Jammin' With Lester", "You're Driving ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungFour Classic Albums (Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio/Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio/Pres & Sweets/Pres & Teddy) ... CD
Avid (UK), 1950/1954/1955/1957. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Includes the albums Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio, Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio, Pres & Sweets, and Pres & Teddy. CD

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Lester YoungGreat Lester Young – Vol 2 ... LP
Aladdin/Imperial, Late 40s. Very Good ... $6.99
Great early work from Lester Young – an Imperial Records collection of early material from the 78rpm days of Aladdin Records! The work is a great bridge between swing and pop – and Lester Young's tone is superb throughout – on titles that include "One O'Clock Jump", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some splitting on the top seam, and a name on the back in marker.)

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Lester YoungJazz Giants '56 (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve/Phoenix (Spain), 1956. Used ... $13.99
A set with the date of 1956 very firmly planted in the title – but one that's also gone onto become a timeless ensemble session from Verve Records! The feel here is almost in jam session mode, but perhaps a bit tighter – a group of all-star players from the mid-50s, with Lester Young ... read more CD
(Out of print, 24 bit remaster.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungKansas City Sessions ... CD
GRP, 1938/1944. Used ... $4.99
Great ensemble material recorded by the Commodore label in New York – features Lester Young on tenor sax and clarinet, Buck Clayton on trumpet, Freddie Green on guitar, Joe Bushkin on piano, Walter Page on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. 22 tracks in all, including lots of alternate takes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, Late 30s/1940s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Taxi War Dance", "He's Funny That Way", "Tickle Toe", and "Lester Leaps In" – 19 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungLester Leaps In – Original Mono Recordings From 1936 to 1944 ... CD
ASV (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $6.99
With Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Buck Clayton, Bill Coleman, Dicky Wills, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $12.99
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 Story Vol 1– Jones Smith & Wilson Holiday Inc ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp and a small dent in the spine.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 2 – A Musical Romance ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A compilation of Lester Young's work in the orchestras of Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, and Teddy Wilson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 3 – Enter The Count ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Seminal sides cut with Count Basie at the end of the 30s – presented in a package with very detailed liner notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but with splitting and fraying at the spine from storage.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 4 – Lester Leaps In ... LP
Columbia, 1939. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Great material from that pivotal year of 1939 – a time when Lester Young's horn set a tone for a whole new generation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still sealed with 2 Record Valu-Pak sticker. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front from sticker removal. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Trio ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1946. Used ... $4.99
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 and still sealed. BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLive Recording – 1948 At Royal Roost New York City ... LP
Musidisc (France), 1948. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has an unglued bottom seam, half unglued top seam and a name in pen on the front and back.)

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Lester YoungPres & Teddy (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $5.99
A classic session of mellow magic from tenorist Lester Young and pianist Teddy Wilson – both giants of jazz from an earlier generation, but maybe sounding even better here in a sublime Verve Records setting from the 50s! Young's tenor fronts the trio of Wilson – with Gene Ramey on bass ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungPresident Lester Young ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $48.99
Early Verve work from Lester Young – recorded in a setting that features 2 different groups: one with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, and JC Heard; the other with John Lewis, Joe Schulman, and Bill Clark. The sound is mellow and soulful throughout – a perfect summation of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with deep groove, and trumpeter logo. Vinyl has a mark that clicks for a bit on one track, and some other lighter marks.)

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Lester Young & FriendsGiant Of The Tenor Sax ... CD
Commodore, 1938/1944. Used ... $1.99
Lester Young recordings from the 78rpm Commodore label – sessions from 1938 and 1944! CD
(Out of print.)

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Brian JacksonBrian Jackson – Jazz Is Dead 8 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A tremendous return to form for the great Brian Jackson – an artist that most folks know for his legendary 70s work with Gil Scott-Heron, but one who's kept on making great music for years after Gil departed our planet! Here, Jackson's the lead talent on Fender Rhodes, flute, and other ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Doug CarnDoug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great new showcase for the legendary keyboard work of Doug Carn – and a set that's very different both from his famous albums for the Black Jazz label, and some of his organ jazz records in more recent years too! The set's maybe got a more pronounced influence from Adrian Younge and Ali ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Doug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 (2LP 45rpm pressing) ... LP 30.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Doug CarnDoug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 (2LP 45rpm pressing) ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $30.99 32.99
A great new showcase for the legendary keyboard work of Doug Carn – and a set that's very different both from his famous albums for the Black Jazz label, and some of his organ jazz records in more recent years too! The set's maybe got a more pronounced influence from Adrian Younge and Ali ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – 2LPs that both play at 45rpm, in a special die-cut sleeve!)
Also available Doug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 ... CD 13.99

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Brandee YoungerSomewhere Different ... CD
Impulse, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The Impulse Records debut of Brandee Younger – an artist who's more than worthy of appearance on that legendary label! As with another famous Impulse musician, Alice Coltrane, Younger's main instrument here is the harp – but she uses the instrument in ways that are very much her own ... read more CD

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Ytre Suloens Jass-Ensemble/Barbara Ann ShortsStone For Bessie Smith ... LP
Kirkelig Kulturverksted (Norway), 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Ytre Suloens Jass-Ensemble consists of Jarle Forde on trumpet, Jens A Molvaer on clarinet, Helge Forde on trombone, Morten Gunnar Larsen on piano, Einar Aaro on banjo, Ottar Anderson on drums, and Stein Erik Tafjord on tuba; performing with blues and gospel singer Barbara Ann Shorts. LP, Vinyl record album

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YuyachifcaYuyachifca ... LP
Opus 3 (Sweden), 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Features Bert Dievert on bass, Jan-Erik Noske on flute, Jorn Plas on acoustic guitar, Lenneke Willems on percussion, and Roelof Rosendal on goblet drum. LP, Vinyl record album

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Leszek Zadlo & Claus BantzerIllumination – Improvisations For Saxophone & Organ ... CD
Arte Nova (Germany), 1996. Used ... $6.99
Leszek Zadlo on soprano and tenor saxophone and flute and Claus Bantzer on organ. CD
(Out of print.)

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Chucho Zarzosa Y Su ConjuntoAl Estilo De Scott Joplin ... LP
Capitol (Mexico), 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Arranged and led by Chucho Zarzosa, with Jose Solis and Victor Guzman on trumpets, Adalberto Quintanilla and Jesus Aguirre on trombones, Primitivo Ornelas on alto and flute, Chucho Zarzosa Jr on tenor sax and flute, Luis Marquez on clarinet, Jonathan Zarzosa on organ, Raul Picazo on electric bass, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover is stained along the opening on back, with small pieces of clear tape on the seams.)

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Chucho Zarzosa Y Su ConjuntoConcierto En Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good ... $11.99
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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