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✨✧ Nicola CruzSiku ... CD
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Nicola Cruz has a very unusual style here – one that mixes percussion, wooden flutes, and some occasional contemporary production touches – almost in a way that bridges ancient musical modes and 21st Century spirits – but at a level that's always far less gimmicky than that ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available Siku ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Alvin QueenOP – A Tribute To Oscar Peterson ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A tribute to the late Oscar Peterson – but one that may well smoke more than any recording by the man himself – thanks to rock-solid work on drums from the great Alvin Queen! Queen's spent most of his life away from these shores, but he continues to blow us away with the inventiveness ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Per Texas Johansson/Torbjorn Zetterberg/Konrad AgnOrakel ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful little record – of the sort it feels like the Moserobie label was created to record – jazz that's not totally free or improvised, but which is also doing way more than conventional swing as well – served up by a trio with a perfect sense of creative cohesion! The ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Orakel (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Ronnie CuberStraight Street ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A searing session of hardbop – of the sort that baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber hardly got to cut in his early days as a leader – but which has really been his strong calling card in more recent decades! We love Cuber in a mode like this – and the tracks are all quite long, and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Magnus BrooRules ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Quite an unusual record from trumpeter Magnus Broo – a set that him handling a number of jazz standards – which is a real change from the more experimental sounds we've always heard from his own pen! And yet, amidst the current Scandia scene, Broo's always had a depth of tone that's ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Rules ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Pierre DorgeSoundscapes ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Guitarist Pierre Dorge has been giving us amazing music for many years – but he sounds especially amazing here in the company of a really great group – the excellent Kirk Knuffke on cornet, plus Stephen Riley on tenor, Conrad Herwig on trombone, Jay Anderson on bass, and Adam Nussbaum ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jason PalmerJason Palmer At Wally's Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Trumpeter Jason Palmer has given us some great creative projects in recent years – but this time around, he's in a wonderfully back-to-basics mode – working with an excellent combo in a small club in Boston – on long tracks that really stretch out and let us hear his imaginative ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Ronnie CuberRonnie's Trio ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Ronnie Cuber's almost got a surprised look on the cover here – as if someone snapped the camera when he wasn't ready for the shot – but maybe that surprise also comes from the wonderful way in which his baritone sax works in a trio setting! The format here is one that's been familiar ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Milder/Ljungkvist/Landaeus/Augustson/RundqvistMusic Of Anders Garstedt (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Moserobie (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful tribute to the too-short career of Swedish trumpeter Anders Garstedt – a musician who never achieved the global fame he deserved, but who really left his mark upon a recent generation of Scandinavian musicians! This set is served up by some of that generation – a lineup ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Gary SmulyanAlternative Contrafacts ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Fantastic work from Gary Smulyan – a baritone saxophonist who may well be one of the few really standout players on his instrument these days – working in a legacy that puts his mighty talents right up there with Pepper Adams, Serge Chaloff, and a rare few others who could really make ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 8 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1963/1988/1996. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
The last, and maybe most ambitious in this mindblowing series from Andrew White – in that a good chunk of the material features the saxophonist's compositions for larger orchestras in which he solos on alto conducting – in a haunting combination of strings, woodwinds, and White's own ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 5 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1963/1973/1980/1984/1987. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A very cool collection that's heavy on the "jazz trio sonata" material of Andrew White – and a package that also includes lots of other great styles too! The first half features the sonatas – mostly material recorded in 1984, with group instrumentation that has lots of that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 2 ... CD
Andrew's Music, Early 60s/1973/1988. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
The genius of Andrew White seems to know no bounds – and even though the saxophonist has labored in virtual obscurity for decades, he's really produced a tremendous body of work! Here, White brings forth the second in this excellent series – which looks at his work as a writer, as well ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteFat Backin Vol 1 ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1963/1983/1988/1996. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Amazing work from reedman Andrew White – the leadoff CD in a series that really showcases his amazing talents as a writer! White may be known for his freewheeling jazz solos on other records, but this set has him working almost as a 20th Century composer – offering up some beautiful ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 5 – Super Bonus Sampler ... CD
Andrew's Music, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Rare tracks from reedman Andrew White's own label – almost all recorded during that mid 70s stretch when White was really on fire, and making some important contributions to the DC jazz scene! White's a hell of a player, and if you've never heard him before, this set's a great place to start ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteSeven New York Bootlegs ... CD
Andrew's Music, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Rare work from reedman Andrew White – who claims to "bootleg himself" with the release of this album! The CD features material from two different performances recorded in New York during the 80s – both with sidemen who White claims are all now quite famous and "too ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 4 – I Love Japan/Have Band Will Travel ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A pair of great records from saxophonist Andrew White – back to back on a single CD! First up is I Love Japan – a great second set from Andrew White's One Step series – a record dedicated to jazz listeners in Japan, but featuring some core elements from the American scene of the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 3 – Fonk Update/Miss Ann ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1976/1979. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Two rare albums from the self-released label of saxophonist Andrew White – back to back on a single CD! First up is Fonk Update – a tasty little set from Andrew White – not as "fonky" as you might think from the title, but an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes that rank ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 2 – Passion Flower/Who Got De Funk ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1973/1974. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A pair of gems from the legendary Andrew White – back to back on a single CD! First up is Passion Flower – one of our favorite 70s albums from reedman Andrew White – a set that's got a really strong sense of structure, a hell of a groove, and tremendous solos from the leader on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteSaxophonitis Wondersax Series Vol 1 – Saxophonitis/Bionic Saxophone ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1978/1979. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
The first CD in this great series – which marks the long-awaited CD debut of some of Andrew White's own albums from the 70s! First up is the oddly-titled Saxophonitis – and if saxophonitis is a disease, we're ready to catch it – especially when it's reedman Andrew White who's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteGigtime 2000 Vol 4 – Keep On Dancin Baby ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1998. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A massive live date from the legendary Andrew White – stretched out over the course of four different volumes, as a rich testament to White's never-ending creative energy! The album's a brilliant later example of his mighty, but overlooked talents – a free-thinking way of handling the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteGigtime 2000 Vol 2 – Andrew's Theme ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1998. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A massive live date from the legendary Andrew White – stretched out over the course of four different volumes, as a rich testament to White's never-ending creative energy! The album's a brilliant later example of his mighty, but overlooked talents – a free-thinking way of handling the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteGigtime 2000 Vol 1 – Nouveau Fonk ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1998. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A massive live date from the legendary Andrew White – stretched out over the course of four different volumes, as a rich testament to White's never-ending creative energy! The album's a brilliant later example of his mighty, but overlooked talents – a free-thinking way of handling the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Walt Dickerson & Richard DavisDialogue (Divine Gemini/Tenderness) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99 26.99
Fantastic vibes all around – a double set of work from the team of Walt Dickerson and Richard Davis! First up is the album Divine Gemini – a set that has some incredible interplay between the vibes of Walt Dickerson and bass of Richard Davis – both players who've already had a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonHeartaches – Live At Montmartre Jazzhus 1965 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1965. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Important early European work by Dexter Gordon – recorded during his successful 60s run at the legendary Cafe Montmartre, where using the new freedoms of that scene, he re-invented himself as a player, and gave a much needed boost to European-American jazz relations! The tracks on the set ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Frank StrozierWhat's Goin On ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
As a rule, we shouldn't like sessions that have a Marvin Gaye tune as the title – but in this case, we'll make an exception! The album's great one – filled with warmth, fire, and imagination – and key proof that Frank Strozier was still going strong in the 70s – after some ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny Dyani With John Tchicai & Dudu PukwanaWitchdoctor's Son ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
A late 70s classic from South African bassist Johnny Dyani – and an album that reunites him with Dudu Pukwana, the saxophonist in their original group The Blue Notes! The album also features John Tchicai on both alto and soprano sax, as well as added guitar from Afredo Do Nascimento, plus ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Michael CarvinCamel ... CD
Steeplechase (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
A real gem of an album – the kind of spiritual 70s soul jazzer that we never tire of putting on the turntable! Drummer Michael Carvin heads a great group that features Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Sonny Fortune on alto and soprano, and Ron Burton on piano – and the ensemble grooves in ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousLife & Death On The New York Dance Floor – 1980 to 1983 ... CD
Reappearing (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic companion to the book of the same name by author Tim Lawrence – the excellent Life & Death On The New York Dance Floor – which explores all the cool strands of funky punk, avant rock, and arty grooves that exploded on the New York scene after the decline of disco! Some ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ Lucas ArrudaOnda Nova ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Completely Sublime work from Lucas Arruda – an artist we love more and more with each new record – and one that we can't believe isn't a huge global success by this point! Lucas has a way of mixing together older Brazilian modes – a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and plenty of soul ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Onda Nova ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Matt BrewerGanymede ... CD
Criss Cross (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
An album of brooding intensity from bassist Matt Brewer – a trio date that takes very special advantage of the tenor saxophone voice of Mark Shim! Shim's very much at home here – blowing these long, complex solos that have that sort of deep burning quality of his early work as a leader ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Lage LundTerrible Animals ... CD
Criss Cross (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Guitarist Lage Lund always has qualities to spark our imagination – and this time around, he's working with a bit more effects than usual on his guitar – in a way that really rounds out his sound, and opens up whole new chromatic possibilities in his playing! The shift is a surprise, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousLuxury Soul 2019 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic assortment of contemporary soul – put together by one of the labels who kept the underground soul groove going, long before the generation of Neo Soul! Expansion Records is a London-based imprint who started out recording American soul artists from the 70s who were still going ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul On The Real Side #9 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Killer soul from the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – all of it definitely on the real side promised by the title – with hardly a hit in the mix at all! The work here is nicely underground, but never rough and raw – instead, these great little sweet songs that always have a ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousHong Kong Score ... CD
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $19.99
Very cool grooves from the world of Hong Kong cinema – not just familiar styles from kung fu movies, but a nice range of different modes too! The music is often funky, but not always – and some tracks have vocals, while others are completely instrumental – brought forth here in a ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ GospelairesMoving Up – The Early Years 1956 to 1965 ... CD
Gospel Friend (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic work from the Gospelaires – a group from Dayton, Ohio – but one who recorded most of the music here down in Houston – where they issued some tremendous singles for the Peacock label! The group are incredible – and sing with a hard-edged frenzy that's maybe more ... (Gospel) read more CD

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✨✧ Sherman Irby & MomentumCerulean Canvas ... CD
Black Warrior, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Maybe the greatest album we've ever heard from saxophonist Sherman Irby – and that's saying a lot, because he's given us some really fantastic records over the years! Yet while those albums were always graced with Irby's wonderful tone and phrasing on alto sax, this set seems to showcase an ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Wadada Leo SmithSolo – Reflections & Meditations On Monk ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith never fails to blow us away – and even though he's captured our ear with recent higher-concept projects or other group work, he sounds equally mindblowing here in a completely solo setting! As you'd guess from the title, the set's based around the musical vision of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jeanette JonesDreams All Come True ... CD
Playback (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
The first-ever full length collection of work from Jeanette Jones – a San Francisco singer who's only been slowly discovered over the years, thanks to the efforts of the folks at Kent Records! Back in the day, Jones got one single on the market – the excellent "Darling I'm ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Pilgrim TravelersGospel Boogie – Rare Recordings 1946 to 1957 ... CD
Gospel Friend, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A legendary gospel quintet, and one who sing with the same sort of vocal interplay you'd hear from the best doo wop groups of the time – presented here in a killer collection of work from their formative early years – including tracks that feature later famous solo stars like Lou Rawls, ... (Gospel) read more CD

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadTurn This Mutha Out ... CD
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
A great late 70s chapter in the career of funky drummer Idris Muhammad – moving into very different territory here than his early soul jazz with Lou Donaldson, and even his earliest solo material too! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Revelation Records 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Narroway, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A treasure trove of gospel from the New York scene – all recorded for the Revelation Records imprint – a partner label to Bobby Robinson's legendary Fire & Fury labels! Given Robinson's strong ear for early soul, R&B, and blues, there's a lot of rootsy power in these recordings ... (Gospel) read more CD

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✨✧ David Liebman/Adam Rudolph/Hamid DrakeChi ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of the most spiritual albums in years from saxophonist Dave Liebman – but maybe that comes as no surprise, given that he's working here with percussionists Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake! The tracks are often grounded in percussion – used by both musicians at a less rhythmic level ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Chi ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Joe Lovano/Marilyn Crispell/CastaldiTrio Tapestry ... CD
ECM, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
That's a slightly cheesy cover image for saxophonist Joe Lovano – and maybe for the ECM label, too – but the album is anything but, as Joe's working here with a very hip, very unusual trio that includes the great Marilyn Crispell on piano and Carmen Castaldi on drums! If anything, the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Miroslav Vitous & Jan GarbarekAtmos ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1993. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Strong duets between bassist Miroslav Vitous and saxophonist Jan Garbarek – two musicians who benefitted strongly from the ECM approach in the early years of their career – and who kept on adding great records to the label's catalog as time went on! This set's got both players at their ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Steve TibbettsNorthern Song ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Steve Tibbetts is always a player who can effortlessly make soundscapes flow from his guitar – and here, he works with just the right of slight augmentation to his core acoustic work – using some added kalimba and tape loops – just a bit – and partnering up with the gentle ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Louis SclavisRouge ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1991. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Louis Sclavis has always been a reedman who can make his instruments slide in alongside a wide variety of settings – a bit like John Surman at times – with a shift in phrasing and tone that often seems to create more resonance with other instruments in a performance than you're likely ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Mike NockOndas ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Mike Nock has always been a pianist with so many varied shades and styles to his talents – and here, he makes a rare ECM appearance in a set that's nicely different from most of his other albums of the 70s – maybe a bit more sensitive at times, but also maybe more freewheeling too ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jan Garbarek & Kjell JohnsenAftenland ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Saxophonist Jan Garbarek has always had a great ear for an unusual setting for his horns – and here, he continues that strong legacy by working with Kjell Johnsen – a keyboardist who plays a pipe organ in a very spacious way! The mix of the large instrument and the ECM production style ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Paul BleyBallads ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Early ECM work from Paul Bley – a great example of the way that label helped Bley find a new voice in his music during the 70s! Although issued in 1971, the session was actually recorded a few years before – in 1967 – and done with a very spare, very open approach to the piano ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ George AdamsSound Suggestions ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A beautifully soulful setting for the tenor saxophone of George Adams – a record that provides a nice balance to some of Adams' other European records of the same period, by unlocking a side of his talents that's almost more painterly and personal! Yet George's strong sense of a group is ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ 9th CreationSuperheroes ... CD
Hilltak/Past Due, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
Fantastic funk from 9th Creation – a group who really tighten up their sound for this record, but still stay as wonderful as before! There's a totally right-on-the-money vibe to the whole thing – like the best Wayne Henderson/At Home productions from the late 70s – or maybe that ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Superheroes ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ 9th CreationReaching For The Top ... CD
Prelude/Past Due, 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Damn funky work from 9th Creation – a group who recorded this set for the mostly-disco Prelude label, but who still serve up the same heavy sound as their earlier work! There's a tightness here that few other groups can touch – that special magic that you can hear when a larger funk ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Reaching For The Top ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Curtis MayfieldKeep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4CD box set) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 34.98
A massive package of greatness – the first four solo albums from Chicago soul genius Curtis Mayfield! First up is Curtis – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Keep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4LP box set) ... LP 62.99

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✨✧ Larry GrenadierGleaners ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Beautiful solo bass work from Larry Grenadier – a record that fits perfectly in the best ECM tradition, yet also provides a stunning showcase for the artist as well! The recording quality is superb – and Grenadier finds so many ways to create different shades and tones with his ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Ray CharlesModern Sounds In Country & Western Music – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
ABC/Concord, 1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums on a single CD package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSocial Power Of Music (4CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4CD ... $54.99 59.98
A fantastic little package – and one that may well have more meaning these days than ever before! The lavish set features a huge hardcover book – 124 pages of notes, photos, and other information – all put together in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibition of the same name ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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✨✧ New MastersoundsNashville Session 2 ... CD
One Note (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
The New Mastersounds return to the sweet studio in Nashville that gave us the previous album – but this time around, they change things up a bit – by using a variety of different keyboards instead of their usual Hammond! The core rhythms are every bit as sharp as before – and ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Brian AugerFull Circle – Live At Bogie's ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Brian Auger doesn't come full circle with his early work – and instead, he moves far forward – really soaring here in a tight trio setting, with even more jazz in the mix than on his classic recordings! The set's a great reminder that – despite all the keyboards, funk, and soul ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Full Circle – Live At Bogie's ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousVinyl Make Me Funky – 70 Minutes Of Dopeness – Mixed By DJ Koco aka Shimokita ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1980s. New Copy ... $28.99
A very cool trip through the world of 80s hip hop – particularly the hippest tracks from labels that include Fresh, Sleeping Bag, Warlock, B-Boy, and Idlers Records – all laid out here in a non-stop mix that's almost 70 minutes long! The package pulls together classics from the mid 80s ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ Shigeo SekitoWord – Shigeo Sekito Special Sound Selection (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A really hip bit of keyboard jazz from the Japanese scene at the start of the 70s – served up in a style that's every bit as chromatic as the cover – thanks to an unusual mix of organ, moog, and other keyboards too! The album's got a strong soulful component in the rhythms – ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Sonny RollinsComplete Sonny Rollins In Japan ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $36.99
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums of the 70s – a Japanese-only live date that features some excellent work on both tenor and soprano sax! The group has a really great feel – thanks to congas by Mtume and guitar from Yoshiaki Masuo – both of whom bring some new elements to Rollins' ... (Jazz) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Soul Brother – Everything We Do Gonna Be Funky ... CD
Groove Merchant/Octave (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really great trip through the Groove Merchant catalog of funky jazz from the 70s – one that's served up by a Japanese DJ duo who clearly have a love for the dopest, trippiest, funkiest electric moments of the label! Every cut here is a gem, and the DJs do an especially great job of picking ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ Joe HendersonPage One ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
One of Joe Henderson's first true moments of greatness – a landmark session recorded with a quintet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums! LaRoca's very free on the drum kit, and gives the set a rhythmic looseness that's a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Page One (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonComponents ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Stanley Turrentine with Shirley ScottNever Let Me Go (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet and soulful early work from Stanley Turrentine – one of the few albums he recorded in the early 60s with wife Shirley Scott – then one of the greatest female organ players in the business! The album's got a easy going soul jazz feel that's a lot like the work the pair cut for ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Never Let Me Go (non-RVG edition) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonAlligator Bogaloo ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent funky work from Lou Donaldson – and a groundbreaking record that was the first to feature him playing on Blue Note with drummer Idris Muhammad – who is listed on the session under his birth name, Leo Morris! Muhammad gives the album that crackling funky bottom sound that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Alligator Bogaloo ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ DynastySecond Adventure (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
A great second adventure from Dynasty – the kind of set that shows why the group went on to become one of the strongest things going in the second chapter of the Solar Records soul empire from LA! The album begins with a rock-solid punch, then continues strongly throughout – basslines, ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Solar Records Original Masters Collection!)

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✨✧ Bill WolferWolf (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Constellation/Octave (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare set of blue-eyed soul from the early 80s – recorded by Bill Wolfer, singer and keyboardist who'd worked heavily with Stevie Wonder in the late 70s, and also a bit with the Jacksons in the early 80s. Wolfer's one of the only white artists to record for the mega-hit Solar label in LA ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Solar Records Original Masters Collection!)

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✨✧ Curtis FullerCurtis Fuller Vol 3 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful little session from trombonist Curtis Fuller – and quite possibly the most obscure of all his Blue Note albums, all of which are pretty darn obscure! The Fuller heard here is in a softer, gentler mode than on some of his hardbop stormers for other labels – laying back with ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles KynardWoga ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and a great little groove throughout – a tight batch of groovers from the mighty Charles Kynard! The keyboardist is in fine 70s form here – stepping away from the sparer sound of his albums for Prestige with a fuller style for Mainstream Records – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonFour Seasons ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
A simple but effective session from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – one that comes across with a really subtle brilliance! The tracks are all standards – performed by Hutcherson on vibes, with a quartet that includes George Cables on acoustic piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Philly Joe Jones ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Louis Hayes/Junior Cook with Woody ShawIchi-Ban ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Booker ErvinBook Cooks ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Hal McKusick Quartet – East Coast Jazz 8)
Also available Book Cooks ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ George Coleman & Tete MontoliuMeditation ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning setting for this wonderful tenorist – a record that has the great George Coleman blowing with only the piano of Tete Montoliu for accompaniment – with really wonderful results! George has all that full, deep tone we know from his bigger group recordings – and it really ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Charlie Rouse, Benny Bailey, & OthersUpper Manhattan Jazz Society ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great amalgamation of players – and a quintet with powers far beyond their hokey name! The group's working in a polished approach to post-bop – a bit like styles heard on some of the Timeless and Steeplechase sessions of the late 70s, but with a more directive approach that really ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetEarth Beams ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A firey session from the quartet of George Adams and Don Pullen – a set that has the group stretching out in some of their most spiritual modes, yet still finding plenty of time to swing as well! Adams is tremendous on tenor – a very fresh voice in the post-Coltrane world, with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ George AdamsParadise Space Shuttle ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A tremendous moment for the great George Adams as a leader – a record that won the reedman widespread attention after some key work in the bigger groups of Gil Evans and Charles Mingus! Adams is a searing, soulful player right from the start – stepping out strongly on tenor at the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetDecisions ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
One of those key records that has George Adams and Don Pullen reinventing expectations of jazz for the 80s – both musicians with plenty of ear for the outside, but also coming back home with a well-rounded, deeply-rooted approach that's crucial in taking the American jazz legacy another step ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLife Line ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A strong outing from this key post-Mingus collaboration – and a record that really shows both Don Pullen and George Adams really coming into their own! Pullen's piano can have plenty of edges, as can Adams' tenor – but there's also some warmer, lyrical moments that really round things ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Steve GrossmanLive At Cafe Praga ... CD
Solid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Tenorist Steve Grossman takes on mostly familiar tunes, but in a very unbridled way – opening them up in the European live setting – as on classic albums of this nature from Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin a generation before! Grossman's almost a tenor talent born out of time – a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Billy HarperBlack Saint ... CD
Black Saint/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Stunning work from one of the greatest players of the post-Coltrane generation – a classic session recorded overseas in the mid 70s, and one that's filled with soulful expressions from the great Billy Harper! Harper's tenor kicks off the set with an immediately gripping sound – as ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Sahib ShihabSentiments ... CD
Storyville/Solid (Japan), 1965/1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Sentiments (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ VariousMalaco Deep Soul Collection – Rare & Unreleased Singles ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A heavenly set of southern soul – a package that pulls together a wealth of rare and unreleased singles from the Malaco label – that important Jackson, Mississippi imprint that took on the deeper sounds of the 70s – after the Memphis and Muscle Shoals scenes were losing steam! ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ DuncansGonna Stay In Love ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A real charmer from The Duncan Sisters – a set that's got a cool, classy vibe right from the start – and this great mode that mixes some older female harmony styles with more contemporary grooves – creating a nice sense of balance throughout! Our favorite cuts are the mellow ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Ruby WilsonRuby Wilson ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great one from Ruby Wilson – a lesser-known soul singer from Texas, sounding great here in an early 80s set recorded at Malaco! Wilson's got this full, rich approach that's right up there with classic deep soul divas – and it's a perfect fit for the mix of modern and southern styles ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Rose BrothersEverything's Coming Up Roses ... CD
Muscle Shoals Sound/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
Everything's coming up for the Rose Brothers here – sounding better on this second set than on their debut, with a style that really shows the group coming into their own! The quartet have an approach that takes an older 70s group style, and finds a way to make it work within a contemporary ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ Rose BrothersRose Brothers ... CD
Muscle Shoals Sound/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
Modern Muscle Shoals material from The Rose Brothers – a male quartet with one foot in an older harmony soul mode, and the other firmly set into the bigger modes of the 80s! Mellower moments mix with electro elements on this debut album – with a vibe that's almost more east coast than ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)
Also available Rose Brothers ... LP 0.99

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✨✧ Tommy TateHold On ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A real killer from Tommy Tate – perhaps the greatest record ever from this overlooked southern soul singer – and a real lost gem in the Malaco Records catalog! Tommy wrote most of the songs himself – and he turns out to be a hell of a writer, too – very much on a par with ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul – The Treasure Of Malaco ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A totally wonderful collection of work from Malaco Records – an imprint that's best known for its southern soul, blues, and gospel recordings – but one that's also got a fair bit of modern soul in its catalog as well! In fact, Malaco was really instrumental in helping move forward the ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Live In Tokyo ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare little session by Ramsey Lewis – recorded in Japan at the end of the 60s, but never issued here in the US! The album features Lewis working with his second trio – that of soon-to-be soul superstars Maurice White on drums and Cleveland Eaton on bass – in a mode that's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Sonny Stitt & Zoot SimsInter-Action ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice little set by Sonny Stitt and Zoot Sims – recorded in Chicago after the two had played together at the Plugged Nickel in the Windy City! Backing is by the trio of pianist John Young – who gives the album a rolling bottom groove that shows off the Chicago sound of the early 60s ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Benny GolsonTurning Point ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible, and oft-overlooked album from the great Benny Golson – and one of the few early albums that really point the way to his huge run of work for decades to come! The style here is a bit looser, and more open than some of Golson's previous albums – less of a focus on ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Enroute ... CD
Mercury (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousColumbia Groovy Songbirds ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $24.99
A totally wonderful little collection – one that looks at obscure singles issued by Columbia Records in the 60s – all by female singers with a strong dose of jazz in their style, but often working here in groovier modes too! Some cuts are rare numbers by artists who issued albums on ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Blu-spec CD 2 pressing!)

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✨✧ Steve Lacy, Togashi Masahiko, Takahashi YujiEgg Farm Hall Festival ... CD
Crown (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... $22.99
Some of the darkest work we've heard from soprano sax legend Steve Lacy – at least in this part of his career – some fierce work in the company of pianist Takahashi Yuji and percussionist Togashi Masahiko – who also get some time of their own on the record! The album features two ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ McCoy TynerExtensions ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
Brilliant work as a leader from McCoy Tyner – and easily one of his most righteous albums ever – a true batch of spiritual gems that really takes the John Coltrane legacy one step further! Most numbers build with a modal vibe that's more Impulse Records than Blue Note – and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Blue Note LA Revivals series!)
Also available Extensions ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Joseph JarmanPoem Song ... CD
Paddle Wheel (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most beautiful albums that AACM reedman Joseph Jarman ever recorded – a rare set that was originally only issued on cassette, and which has a completely different flavor than his work with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! The music is at once very personal and very far-reaching – ... (Jazz) read more CD
 
 



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