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Teddy WilsonMr Wilson & Mr Gershwin ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Features "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Liza", "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Somebody Loves Me", "The Man I Love", "Summertime", "Embraceable You" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Teddy WilsonNoble Art Of Teddy Wilson ... CD
Living Era (UK), 1930s/Early 40s. Used ... $8.99
With Bunny Berigan, Chu Berry, Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, Benny Goodman, Edmond Hall, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Jonah Jones, John Kirby, Gene Krupa, Red Norvo, Charlie Ventura, Ben Webster & Lester Young. CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddy WilsonOn Tour – With His Trio ... LP
Charlie Parker, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Bert Dahlander on drums and Arvel Shaw on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Lem WinchesterAnother Opus ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $14.99
One of the few records cut by vibist Lem Winchester before his untimely early death – and one of the best too! The album's got a heavy soul jazz sound that shows that Winchester was one of the few who could play the vibes in that manner – grooving here with a quintet that includes ... read more CD
(Out of print. CD case has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Lem WinchesterLem's Beat ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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Kai WindingIncredible Kai Winding Trombones ... LP
Impulse, 1960. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
The title's no mistake – both in its pluralization and its acclaim for Kai Winding – as the leader here is working with a brace of additional trombones, all in a groove that's one of his most fluid on record to date! The style builds nicely from the sound that Kai and JJ Johnson forged ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has a bit of gloss separation at the corners.)

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Kai WindingKai Winding ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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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. Back of digipack has a light mark, but the rest is great.)

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Winds Of ChangeFar East Subway Blues ... LP
Muse/Art, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(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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✨✧ George WinstonDecember ... CD
Windham Hill, 1982. Used ... $2.99
A classic album of solo piano work – a seminal set, back in the day! CD

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Bob WinterWinter's Here ... LP
Shiah, 1982. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Solo piano recordings by Winter, a good amount of standards here including "Stella By Starlight", "Ain't Misbehavin", "Oh By Jingo", "Green Dolphin Street", and "Giant Steps". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul WinterJazz Premiere: Washington ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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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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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Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon With The Junior Mance Trio ... CD
Stony Plain, 1969. Used ... $8.99
Features Junior Mance on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Tray card is missing one spine.)

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Mike WoffordStrawberry Wine – The Jazz Piano Of Mike Wofford ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Sealed ... $5.99
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 cutout hole and some staple holes in one corner.)

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✨✧ Warren WolfReincarnation ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
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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✨✧ Michael WolffBounce ... CD
Sunnyside, 2020. Used ... $8.99
Features Michael Wolff on piano, Ben Allison on bass, and Allan Mednard on drums – plus guest vocals from Nat Wolff. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Wolverines Big BandShanghai Shuffle ... CD
Pro Jazz, 1998. Used ... $2.99
With Bruce Thornton, David Mitchell, Robert Parsons, Doug Haining & Steve Benson on saxophones, Peter Olson on bass, Brett Forberg on drums, Robert Saraceni on guitar, Rick Carlson on piano, Mike Paulsen, Peter Masters, John Olson, Lance Strickland on trombones, Randy Mueller, Jeff Gottwig, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John WoodSay Hey (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Los Angeles Phonograph/P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few albums ever cut by pianist John Wood – and like all of his sets, a real indie jazz treasure that's well worth discovering! Wood's got this amazingly deft style on the keys – one that's inherently rhythmic, but never showy – always fit perfectly with the album's ... read more CD

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationLive At JJ's Lounge 1974 ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A rare live performance from the legendary Lyman Woodard Organization – captured here at the height of their powers in the 70s! The Organization has a really unique approach to their groove – one that starts in jazz, but moves quickly into funk – with a spirit that you'd find in ... read more CD

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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 OrganizationLost & Found – The Unreleased 1971 Recordings ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
A completely lost album from Detroit legend Lyman Woodard – recorded around the same time as his Saturday Night Special classic, and every bit as great! The material is stunning – and easily rises to the top of the pack of the rare few examples of Woodard's genius that were caught on ... 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- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Woods SextetConflict ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing album by the great lost altoist Jimmy Woods! Woods is a key part of the LA postwar jazz scene – with an alto style that's a link between Ornette's modernist tone and the more inside playing of other LA boppers. In a way, he's sort of a soul jazz Anthony Ortega – with the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsAlive & Well In Paris ... CD
Pathe/Warner (Japan), 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic record – easily one of Phil Woods' greatest! The album was cut during a time when Woods was living and working in France – and the great rhythm section backing him up features George Gruntz on piano, Henri Texier on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums, all grooving in an ... read more CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing – with obi!)

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Phil WoodsAt The Village Vanguard ... LP
Antilles, 1982. Sealed ... $4.99
Phil Woods plays both alto and clarinet – in a quartet with Hal Galper on piano, Bill Goodwin on drums, and Steve Gilmore on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Phil WoodsGreek Cooking ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 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
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light aging.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsHere's To My Lady ... CD
Chesky, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With George Mraz on bass, Kenny Washington on drums & Tommy Flanagan on piano. CD

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✨✧ Phil WoodsLive At The Deer Head Inn ... CD
Deer Head, 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A nice live recording – with Brian Lynch on trumpet! CD

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Phil WoodsLive From New York ... CD
Quicksilver, 1982. Used ... $4.99
With Steve Gilmore on bass, Hal Galper on piano & Bill Goodwin on drums. CD

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Phil WoodsLive From The Showboat ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A double-length, ultra-cool set from saxophonist Phil Woods – yet another aspect of his great body of work from the 70s, and a live date that features Woods at the head of a sextet! The group here features acoustic piano, electric guitar, bass, drums, and percussion – all used in ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Phil WoodsMore Live ... LP
Adelphi, 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Featuring Steve Gilmore on bass, Bill Goodwin on drums, and Mike Melillo on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Phil WoodsMusique Du Bois ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
With Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. Includes "Samba Du Bois", "Nefertiti", "Airegin", "The Last Page", and "The Summer Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsWoodlore ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Early work by one of the greatest voices on the alto sax in the 1950s – a player who worked with the deftness of other altoists of his generation, but a depth of soul usually reserved for the tenor! The setting is simple and perfect – as Phil Woods blows at the helm of a quartet that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil Woods & Chris SwansenPiper At The Gates Of Dawn ... CD
Ryko, 1984. Used ... $13.99
With Steve Gilmore on bass, Bill Goodwin on drums, Hal Galper on piano & Kim Parker on vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil Woods QuartetPhil Talks With Quill ... LP
Epic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Rare as hens' teeth – and an incredible meeting of two vastly underrated alto talents! Phil Woods got plenty of opportunities to record as a leader in the 50s, but altoist Gene Quill was often buried in bigger groups – a fact that makes this album one of the few chances to really hear ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s Japanese pressing, ECPZ 1, with top obi and insert.)

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Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, & OthersBird Feathers ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1957. Used ... $19.99
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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Phil Woods/Jean Luc Ponty/Eddy Louiss/Daniel HumaiLa Sorcellerie A Travers Les Ages/Gravenstein ... LP
Communication (France), 1977. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A pretty wild batch of jazz from France – a split LP, supposedly containing a soundtrack on each side! Side one features a trio of Woods, Ponty, and Daniel Humair – playing together in a stretched out style, hitting a lot of modes, in a soundtrack style that's almost like the work of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, mostly near the edges.)

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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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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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Billy WootenLost Tapes ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
Rare material from Indianapolis vibesman Billy Wooten – previously unreleased tracks that start with his years in The Wooden Glass, then stretch out into even more obscure territory! The first 3 tracks on the set are all live jams with plenty of heavy vibes from Billy – tracks that ... read more CD

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Billy Wooten & SpeedometerLive At The Jazz Cafe ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $22.99
A killer set of funky jazz from veteran vibes man Billy Wooten – backed by mod funk masters Speedometer – live at the London's Jazz Cafe! The hour + set was captured back in 2003, and the players are in fantastic form, sounding like they've worked together for years. They totally roll ... read more CD

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Billy Wooten with Richard Groove HolmesPlace To Start ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $22.99
A lost chapter of genius from vibes player Billy Wooten – and a great one too! The set's a rare outing with Hammond giant Groove Holmes – laid out nicely here in a quartet setting that offers up plenty of Billy's great vibes mixed with the organ – in a mode that's very different ... read more CD

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World Saxophone QuartetMoving Right Along ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetDances & Ballads ... LP
Nonesuch, 1987. Near Mint- ... $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 LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ World Saxophone QuartetLive At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Live and lively work from the World Sax Quartet – a perfect illustration of the group's unique powers, recorded in concert at BAM, a very welcome setting for their creative energy! The album's one of our favorite ever by the group – as it has the players coming together perfectly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Live At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music ... LP 6.99

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World Saxophone QuartetLive At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Live and lively work from the World Sax Quartet – a perfect illustration of the group's unique powers, recorded in concert at BAM, a very welcome setting for their creative energy! The album's one of our favorite ever by the group – as it has the players coming together perfectly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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World Saxophone QuartetLive In Zurich ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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 ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetPlays Duke Ellington ... LP
Nonesuch, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of their best ones, and a tight set of Ellington tracks that works perfectly with their multi-horn style. Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, Bamiet Bluiett, and David Murray split up the arrangements, and the tracks include "Lush Life", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

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World Saxophone QuartetPoint Of No Return ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The first album from the World Saxophone Quartet, the group that would help bring the reeds only format back into play in the late 70s and early 80s. Unlike some of their later recordings, which were more thoroughly composed, the group takes a slightly more free blowing approach here, recorded ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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World Saxophone QuartetRevue ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, and David Murray – on titles that include "Ming", "David's Tune", "I Heard That", "Quinn Chapel AME Church", "Affairs Of The Heart", and "Little Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks great, but has a few drips of wax on the front.)

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World Saxophone QuartetRhythm & Blues ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $5.99
Bold, brilliant horns from David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, and Oliver Lake – on unusual versions of tunes that include "Let's Get It On", "For The Love Of Money", "Nemesis", "Night Train", "Messin With The Kid", and "Dock ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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World Saxophone QuartetSteppin With The World Saxophone Quartet ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, David Murray, and Oliver Lake – each playing a few different saxes. Titles include "R&B", "Hearts", "PO In Cairo", "Steppin", and "Ra Ta Ta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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World Saxophone Quartet feat Jack DeJohnetteSelim Sivad – A Tribute To Miles Davis ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 1998. Used ... $9.99
Features saxes from the all-star lineup of David Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, and John Purcell – plus Jack DeJohnette on drums and piano, and more percussion from Chief Bey, Okyerama Asante, and Titos Sompa! CD

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World Saxophone Quartet with Fontella BassBreath Of Life ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $18.99 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 WorrellBlacktronic Science ... CD
Gramavision, 1993. Used ... $8.99
(Soul, Jazz) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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Bernie WorrellFunk Of Ages ... CD
Gramavision/Warner (Japan), 1990. Used ... $19.99
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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Raphael Wressnig & Enrico Crivellaro Organ ComboLive At The Off Festival (CD & DVD) ... CD
Pepper Cake/ZYX (Germany), 2009. Used CD & DVD ... $14.99
Features Raphael Wressnig on Hammond, Enrico Crivellaro on guitar, Scott Steen on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lukas Knofler on drums. CD

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Larry Wild WriceWild – The Big Big Sound Of Larry Wild Wrice ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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 ... $24.99
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 WrightEvening Breeze ... LP
Roulette, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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 Wright, Baby Douglas, Candy Green, etcEchoes From The Prague Jazz Festival 1964 ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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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Prince Billy Mahdi WrightYou Got Dat Wright (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Raenii/P-Vine (Japan), 1982. 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!)

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Piotr WylezolHuman Things ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 2018. Sealed ... $14.99
With Dayna Stephens on tenor and soprano saxophone, Robert Majewski on fluegelhorn, Grzegorz Nagorski on euphonium, Michal Baranski on bass, Michal Miskiewicz on drums, and Aga Zaryan and Grzgorz Dowdiallo on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Nobuo YagiMi Mi Africa ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1979. Used ... $24.99
That's quite a cover for an album by a harmonica player – but then again, Nobuo Yagi is quite a harmonica player himself! The album's got a very fresh feel – a bit fusion, but also with some rootsier percussion currents too – mixed with warmer keyboards and guitar, all to set up ... read more CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD, includes obi.)

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Yama & Jiro's WaveGirl Talk ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. Used ... $16.99
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

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✨✧ Junshi YamagishiAll The Same ... CD
Invitation/Victor (Japan), 1980. Used ... $24.99
Tracks include "More Corkscrew", "Mellow Syndicate", "Skin Game", "Cuttin' In", and "It's All The Same To Me". CD
(Out of print, 2016 UHQ CD pressing with K2 HD Pro mastering – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Junshi YamagishiReally?! ... CD
Flying Dog/Victor (Japan), 1979. Used ... $24.99
Tracks include "Time Limit", "Ratrace Blues", "Song For The Children", "Soap Dancer", "Dead Ahead", and "Suite Really". CD
(Out of print, 2017 UHQ CD pressing with K2 HD Pro mastering – includes obi.)

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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

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... CD
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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 CD
Also available Beautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP 20.99

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
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
Also available Beautiful Bamboo Flute ... CD 10.99

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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. Used ... $17.99
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 YamamotoIn Crowd ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. Used ... $19.99
The title's a reference to a famous Ramsey Lewis live album of the 60s – one that's echoed nicely here by the trio of pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto! Like Ramsey's group of the decade before, Tsuyoshi's has a very even balance between piano, bass, and drums – with strong, soulful work by ... read more CD

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoMidnight Sun ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1978. Used ... $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

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoStar Dust ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. Used ... $14.99
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

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoSummertime ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. Used ... $18.99
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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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!)
Also available Live At The Misty ... CD 17.99

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto TrioLive At The Misty ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. Used ... $17.99
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!)
Also available Live At The Misty ... CD 19.99

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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 ... $16.99
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 YamashitaGugan ... LP
Express (Japan), 1971. Very Good+ ... $38.99
An unusual date for this legendary avant pianist – as his core trio, with Takeo Moriyama on drums and Seiichi Nakamura on tenor and soprano, is augmented by a larger group of horns! The set features four long tracks "Hachi", "Ballad For YY", "Gugan", and "Ta ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear and a small cutout mark. Late 70s pressing.)

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Yosuke YamashitaLive & Then – Picasso (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1983. Used ... $19.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from pianist Yosuke Yamashita – a set that's still as creatively constructed as some of his other records, but one that's also got a very different vibe as well! The tunes here almost have a painterly approach – possibly in reference to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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!)
Also available Tenshi No Koukotu ... CD 18.99

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Yosuke YamashitaTenshi No Koukotu ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. Used ... $18.99
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 – ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Tenshi No Koukotu ... CD 22.99

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Yosuke Yamashita & Hozan YamamotoBolero ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
Two of the most creative talents in Japanese jazz – coming together here wonderfully on a double-length set of duets from the 80s! Pianist Yosuke Yamashita is maybe the better-known of the two – a fierce, free improviser who was maybe Japan's answer to Cecil Taylor in the 70s – ... read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)
 
 



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