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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the first big moments of Albert Ayler's work in the jazz mainstream – and a record that doesn't dim his greatness at all from the earlier sides recorded for ESP! The album's got a sharply angular sound that more than lives up to its vibrant cover image – a well-honed approach to ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)
Also available Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $8.99
One of the first big moments of Albert Ayler's work in the jazz mainstream – and a record that doesn't dim his greatness at all from the earlier sides recorded for ESP! The album's got a sharply angular sound that more than lives up to its vibrant cover image – a well-honed approach to ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Albert AylerLove Cry/The Last Album ... CD
Impulse, 1969/1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant late work from Ayler – 2 albums in a single set! The Love Cry session has none of the jazz-meets-other music feel of some of the other Impulse albums – and is more in the straight expressive style of the ESP recordings. Tracks are more reined in here – with some short ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Albert AylerMusic Is The Healing Force Of The Universe ... CD
Impulse, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the last records made by avant sax legend Albert Ayler – a really mind-expanding album that's unlike anything else he ever did! By the time of the record, Ayler had made a full round trip between the New York and European jazz scenes – leaving important influences wherever he ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyJazz Message ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Art Blakey, without any Jazz Messengers – but still coming through loud and clear, thanks to help from a unique group that features Sonny Stitt on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Art Davis on bass! The album's still got all the hardbop charm of Blakey's best Blue Note dates, but also feels ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, 2016 SHM-CD pressing.)

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Michael BreckerTales From The Hudson ... CD
Impulse, 1996. Used ... $1.99
Features Pat Methney on guitar, Jack Dejohnette on drums, and Dave Holland on bass – plus guest piano from McCoy Tyner. (Jazz) CD
(Digipack and booklet have some wear and creasing. Cover has a clear promo sticker, barcode has some marker.)

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Mel BrownChicken Fat ... CD
Impulse, 1967. Used ... $16.99
One of the funkiest records ever recorded for Impulse – and the debut set by guitarist Mel Brown! Mel has a really down-and-dirty style that's quite unusual for the label at the time – a rootsy approach to guitar that's steeped in equal parts jazz, soul, and R&B – and which ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Henry ButlerVillage ... CD
MCA/Impulse, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "What's Up", "Beautiful She Is", "Joanna", "The Village", "Music Came", "Soft Platonicism", and "Expressions Of Quietude". (Jazz) CD
(Out of print. Cutout notch through case and artwork.)
Also available Village ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Betty CarterI Can't Help It ... CD
Impulse, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of rare early material by Betty Carter – featuring 24 tracks from the early days of her career! The set features one album Betty Recorded for the Peacock label, with hip arrangements by Gigi Gryce and Melba Liston, and one that she recorded for ABC, with more mainstream ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell, Jimmy Woode, & OthersAmericans In Europe Vol 1 ... CD
Impulse/GRD, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you read these pages often enough, you'll know that we're big fans of recordings made by American expatriot players while living in Europe during the 60's. The European rhythm sections often bring out new elements of their playing, and the interaction with European soloists hits modes that we ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtranePtah, The El Daoud ... CD
Impulse, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Our favorite-ever album by Alice Coltrane – a masterpiece of spirit and soul, recorded in a wonderfully open-handed style! The album's mostly a spare batch of tracks cut by Alice and her trio with Ron Carter and Ben Riley – but also features some guest work on sax by Joe Henderson and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Spine has light wear.)

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Alice ColtraneTranslinear Light ... CD
Impulse, 2004. Used ... $11.99
Mindblowing work from Alice Coltrane – an album of incredible beauty that easily sits with the best of her classic early recordings for Impulse! The album's got a spare, contemplative quality, but it's also never sleepy – and instead steps forth with the tonal building and modal moving ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneBlue World (Le Chat Dans Le Sac) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A lost treasure from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – material recorded as the soundtrack for the Canadian film Le Chat Danse Le Sac – which features new recordings of material that Coltrane had done in previous years, but really updated by the fresh version of this group! ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue World (Le Chat Dans Le Sac) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – material recorded as the soundtrack for the Canadian film Le Chat Danse Le Sac – which features new recordings of material that Coltrane had done in previous years, but really updated by the fresh version of this group! ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Blue World (Le Chat Dans Le Sac) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once – The Lost Album (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem that's worth all the attention it's bound to get over the years – never-issued material from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – an instrumental session recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on the day before his famous record with singer Johnny Hartman – completely ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once – The Lost Album (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A rare gem that's worth all the attention it's bound to get over the years – never-issued material from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – an instrumental session recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on the day before his famous record with singer Johnny Hartman – completely ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneCrescent ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print first pressing on MCA.)
Also available Crescent (20 bit remaster) ... CD 5.99

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John ColtraneCrescent (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... $5.99
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Digipack pressing, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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John ColtraneFrom The Original Master Tapes ... CD
Impulse/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
A collection of tracks from the Impulse vaults. Includes work by the classic quartet – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums – plus work with Eric Dolphy, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Roy Haynes. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneGentle Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A mellow set of ballads, taken mostly from Trane's first few years at Impulse – in various formations that have him working with his classic quartet, plus guests like Johnny Hartman, Eric Dolphy, or Duke Ellington. Titles include "Soul Eyes", "What's New", "Dear ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneImpressions ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work – John Coltrane really opening up in his new spiritual mode of the 60s, hinting at the changes to come, while still keeping the modal groove of previous recordings! The record features tracks from a few different sessions from the years 1961 to 1963, but it holds together ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print initial CD pressing on MCA.)

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John ColtraneInterstellar Space ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1967/1974. Used ... $7.99
One of the greatest recordings ever made by John Coltrane in his late years – a spare set of duets with drummer Rashied Ali, recorded in 1967, but never issued until after his death! Trane and Ali play in a free spiritualist mode, with no other accompaniment – making for a very unique ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Retrospective – The Impulse Years (3CD set) ... CD
Impulse, 1960s. Used 3 CDs ... $9.99
A solid collection that starts with Coltrane's early Impulse sides like Africa/Brass and moves chronologically up through Kulu Se Mama and Expression – 24 tracks total. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublimely spiritual work from the great John Coltrane – a live album, but one that's easily one of his most important contributions to music in the early 60s – and a set that we'd rank right up there with his best studio sides for Impulse or Atlantic Records at the time! The group here ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard – 11/03/1961 & 11/05/1961 ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1961. Used 2CD ... $19.99
The original CD release of these rare live recordings from the same time as Coltrane's Village Vanguard album! Features Eric Dolphy joining the group, too. (Jazz) CD
(Please note the tray card spine has been reattached with clear tape. Out of print, includes obi.)

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John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard Again! ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $7.99
John Coltrane returns to the Village Vanguard – but his sound here is a lot more far-reaching than a few years before! The album's a great counterpart to the first Vanguard session – as it takes all of the bold, soaring energy of that date, and balances it with the newly introspective ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneLive In Japan ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used 4 CDs ... $49.99
4CDs – and some of the most far-reaching work that Coltrane ever recorded! The package expands the much shorter 2LP set that once was the seminal Live In Japan recording – a late concert performance showcasing 'Trane at his most out, featuring Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders as well ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLiving Space ... CD
Impulse, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from Coltrane – recorded in the 60s, but not issued until the late 70s, and only then, not properly in print until the release of this great package! The material is classic Coltrane Quartet sessions – with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones working with Trane ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print digipack pressing.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneNewport 63 ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $3.99
The complete John Coltrane performances at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1963 – including one track with Eric Dolphy! All tracks are quite long, too. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneSun Ship ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $8.99
Soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the time, and which originally was unissued until after the time of Coltrane's death! The record's got the group really pushing forward strongly – hitting a Love Supreme mode, but ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneTransition ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $8.99
There's no sense of "transition" here – as the album's an incredibly solid one, and stands with John Coltrane's best mid 60s work for Impulse – even if the session wasn't issued by the label until after his early death! The work builds strongly on the Love Supreme vibe – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneTransition ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's no sense of "transition" here – as the album's an incredibly solid one, and stands with John Coltrane's best mid 60s work for Impulse – even if the session wasn't issued by the label until after his early death! The work builds strongly on the Love Supreme vibe – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)
Also available Transition ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ John Coltrane/Archie SheppNew Thing At Newport ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An essential piece of 60s avant garde jazz that often gets overlooked because the album is split between two different leaders – but with John Coltrane and Archie Shepp at the helm, what leaders they be! Shepp leads a quartet that includes Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Barre Phillips on bass, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery ... CD
Impulse, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic blend of spiritual jazz styles and electronic elements – served up here by the trio of drummer Betamax, keyboardist Danalogue, and saxophonist King Shabaka – the last of whom you might recognize as Shabaka Hutchings from a host of other hip projects on the contemporary ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jack DeJohnette's Special EditionAudio Visualscapes ... CD
Impulse, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Mick Goodrick, Greg Osby, Lonnie Plaxico, and Gary Thomas. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $4.99
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry ... (Jazz) read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing. Inner pages of the booklet have some pencil, cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $2.99
A seminal meeting of the old and new generations of jazz – put together in perfect Impulse fashion! At some level, this is actually a Coltrane Quartet album, with Duke sitting in for McCoy Tyner – as that's the lineup on about half of the album, tracks that feature Coltrane, Elvin ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear & a slight tear along the spine.)
Also available Duke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD 6.99

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Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1962. Used ... $6.99
A seminal meeting of the old and new generations of jazz in the 60s – put together in perfect Impulse fashion! At some level, this is actually an early 60s John Coltrane Quartet album – with Duke Ellington sitting in for McCoy Tyner on piano, as that's the lineup on about half of the ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Duke Ellington & John Coltrane ... CD 2.99

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Curtis FullerCabin In The Sky ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A very unique album by Curtis Fuller – quite different than any of his other records at the time! The session has Curtis blowing on tunes from the score to Cabin In The Sky – arranged by Manny Albam, and performed by a large group that includes Freddy Hubbard, Hank Jones, and Bob ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, 1998 Japanese pressing with 20bit K2 mastering.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieSwing Low, Sweet Cadillac ... CD
Impulse, 1967. Used ... $4.99
A brilliant album of Latiny grooves from Diz! The disc takes off from the soulful/modal mood of the early 60s groups with Lalo Schifrin and Kenny Barron – and features a young Mike Longo crafting some fantastic lines on piano, stretched out over tight rhythms on electric bass and drums, with ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print first CD pressing. Booklet has a spot of sticker residue in the top right corner.)

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Paul GonsalvesTell It The Way It Is! ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Paul Gonsalves tells it the way it is – but in a hiply swinging sort of way that showcases his rising star as a leader in the 60s! The groove here is freed up from some of the earlier cliches in Gonsalves' work with larger groups – leaving a lot more room for his great sense of tone ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie HadenLiberation Music Orchestra ... CD
Impulse, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful albums that Charlie Haden ever recorded – and if he only ever appeared on one record in his life, we'd still love him tremendously for this one! The album has a feel that's very much in keeping with both the "liberation" and "orchestra" in the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark, and cover has a clear promo sticker.)
Also available Liberation Music Orchestra ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonDealer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Chico's classic recordings for Impulse, and a weird batch of tracks that have an off-beat sound to them that's hard to categorize. The group includes Ernie Hayes on organ, Arnie Lawrence on alto, Larry Coryell on guitar, and a guest appearance by Archie Shepp on piano. Tracks include " ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Chico HamiltonFurther Adventures Of El Chico ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. Used ... $18.99
Massively groovy work from Chico Hamilton – one of his standout swingers for Impulse Records in the 60s, and a set that really showcases all the changes in music he'd made for the decade! The set features some wonderful reed work from Jerome Richardson and Charlie Mariano, plus some ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Donald HarrisonNouveau Swing ... CD
Impulse, 1997. Used ... $3.99
With Anthony Wonsey on piano, Christina McBride or Reuben Rodgers alternating on bass, and Carl Allen or Dion Parson on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny HartmanUnforgettable ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $2.99
An excellent batch of rare material by vocalist Johnny Hartman, and a very strong set of tracks that shows a side of his work that's often ignored! Usually, Hartman gets cited for his slow, moody, syrupy sound – such as that which he used in his classic recordings with Coltrane. However, we ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Johnny HartmanVoice That Is ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1964. Used ... $4.99
At the time of this album, Johnny Hartman definitely was the voice that is – a singer with a new level of maturity for the 60s, and a voice that's far more masculine than the geeky look of the photo on the cover! Hartman's sound here is smooth and warm, but never in a too-commercial way ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsDesafinado ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... $6.99
The Hawk, in prime late form, lays down some beautiful tenor solos over gentle bossa nova accompaniment – working in a mode that's much more satisfying than just a "classic player meets bossa" session, angularly crafting the solos with that dark edge that he had in all of his later ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Desafinado ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsToday & Now ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful record – but that's no surprise, since most of the later work of Coleman Hawkins tends to be great! The setting is quite laidback – and Hawkins' time-weathered tenor is placed in a perfect setting with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums. ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsWrapped Tight ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great later Coleman Hawkins on Impulse – just the sort of deep-toned, soulfully-blown record that makes all his sessions for the label so great! Hawk's very firmly in the lead on that classic tenor of his – but the rest of the lineup keeps things swinging too – with Snooky Young ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy Haynes QuartetOut Of The Afternoon ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $9.99
Drummer Roy Haynes always brings something great to the table for any album he does as a leader – and this record is no exception! Here, the "added something" is the presence of Roland Kirk on reeds – offered a key early chance to express his most modern ideas in the freedom ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Earl HinesOnce Upon A Time ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records by Earl Hines – a hip little comeback set, recorded in the mid 60s with an Ellingtonish lineup that includes Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Jimmy Hamilton, and Johnny Hodges. Hines' piano is certainly a strong force in the record, but even ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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Johnny HodgesEverybody Knows Johnny Hodges (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A nice little 60s album by Johnny Hodges – one of the few post-Verve sessions that has him still playing in the hard swinging Ellingtonia small combo mode of the 50s! Players are all strong – and include Jimmy Jones, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Harry Carney, and Paul Gonsalves – and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Shirley HornTravelin' Light ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of the 60s, and probably the greatest album ever by Shirley Horn! The session's got a beautiful lively sound, with extremely interesting arrangements by Johnny Pate, and a flute/piano/guitar sound that works perfectly with Shirley's lovely voice. The material ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardBody & The Soul ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout in the early career of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – a very unique session that has him working with some larger arrangements in the background – blowing these magical solos over the top, while still hitting a great edge with the rest of the musicians as well! There's a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode.)

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Milt JacksonJazz N Samba ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99
This may not be Milt Jackson's purest album – but oh how we love it! Milt's working here more in a Verve pop jazz mode than a highbrow third stream one – with bossa backings on about half the album, and good small combo work on the rest. The first half features Jimmy Heath on tenor, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Ray BrownThat's The Way It Is ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
At the end of the 60s, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown cut some very groovy records together – teamed up in a great pairing of styles that pushed both of them way past the more standard sounds of earlier years! This album's one of the best of the bunch – as it features pianist Monty ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Ahmad JamalPoinciana Revisisted – Ahmad Jamal At The Top ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1968/1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful open-ended Ahmad Jamal music from the end of the 60s – and a set that really shows his growth as a player at the time! The "revisited" in the title refers to Jamal's earlier success on Argo records with a recording of "Poinciana" – one that forever made ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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Ahmad JamalTranquility/Outertimeinnerspace ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1968/1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Two overlooked gems from pianist Ahmad Jamal – back to back on a single CD! Tranquility is a really wonderful post-Chess album from pianist Ahmad Jamal – a set that's maybe got a bit more bite than some of his earlier work, and which features a bold groove that really points the way ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jose James & Jeff NeveFor All We Know ... CD
Impulse, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A completely new chapter in the musical life of Jose James – a set that's every bit as soulful as his previous albums, but in a very different way! The format here is pretty laidback – James on vocals and Jeff Neve on piano – recorded in a relaxed, late nite sort of way – ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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JJ JohnsonProof Positive (with bonus track) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Positive proof that JJ Johnson's one of the greatest trombone players ever – a sublime quartet session for Impulse Records, and one that features some of his most striking, stripped-down work of the 60s! The focus here is really on Johnson's amazing tone and timing – but the record ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, disc has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesIllumination/Dear John C ... CD
Impulse, 1963/1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice Impulse work from Elvin Jones – 2 albums in a single package! Illumination features an amazingly unique little group – one that kind of stepped in the Impulse Records back door from the Coltrane galaxy, but which features some very unique aspects overall! As the cover states, the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Elvin Jones & Richard DavisHeavy Sounds ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy Sounds, indeed – a beautiful little set of dark-edged soul jazz from the mid 60s – co-led by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Elvin Jones! The sound here is a bit different than any work ever released by either player as a leader – and is almost more in the vein of Blue ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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✨✧ Elvin Jones & Richard DavisHeavy Sounds ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Heavy Sounds, indeed – a beautiful little set of dark-edged soul jazz from the mid 60s – co-led by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Elvin Jones! The sound here is a bit different than any work ever released by either player as a leader – and is almost more in the vein of Blue ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, 2012 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison SextetIllumination! ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
An amazingly unique little group – one that kind of stepped in the Impulse Records back door from the Coltrane galaxy, but which features some very unique aspects overall! As the cover states, the ensemble's led by bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones – and also features ... (Jazz) read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Quincy JonesQuintessence ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $4.99
A very soulful set of big band material from Quincy Jones – recorded during that tight early 60s period when his arrangements just couldn't fail! The album's his only session for Impulse, and it's got a slightly deeper style than his work from the time for Mercury – a bit more ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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Yusef LateefLive At Pep's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... $11.99
One of Yusef Lateef's most fantastic albums, and one that grooves in a way that few of his other albums do! The session is an amazing live set from 1964, recorded at Pep's Nightclub in Philly, and it features some amazing playing by a young Mike Nock on piano and the brilliant Richard Williams on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Russell MaloneSweet Georgia Peach ... CD
Impulse, 1998. Used ... $3.99
Russell Malone on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, Kenny Barron on piano, Lewis Nash on drums & Steve Kroon on percussion. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Shelly Manne2 3 4 ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great Shelly Manne album from the early 60s – one that follows a format that has Shelly playing in duo format ("2"), trio ("3"), and quartet ("4") – hence the title! The duo track is incredible – a spare duet with Coleman Hawkins ... (Jazz) read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Gary McFarlandPoint Of Departure ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
A great record – and one that's filled with so many wonderful little moments! The whole thing's a very cool, very off-beat set of jazz tracks recorded by vibist Gary McFarland, with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Steve Swallow on bass – a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)
Also available Point Of Departure ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusBlack Saint & The Sinner Lady ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic – and one of Mingus' greatest albums ever! This one ranks right up with The Clown and Pithecantropus Erectus for sheer raw power and emotion – and Mingus' writing here is incredibly tight, giving soloists like Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, and Jerome ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Digipack pressing.)

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Charles MingusMingus Plays Piano – Spontaneous Compositions & Improvisations ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
A surprisingly enchanting album of piano work from Charles Mingus – one of a few he cut on the instrument, and quite different than his regular work on bass! Unlike the bold, angry role that Mingus would take on as a leader, the approach here is very personal and introspective – long ... (Jazz) read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)
Also available Mingus Plays Piano – Spontaneous Compositions & Improvisations ... CD 8.99

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Charles MingusMingus Plays Piano – Spontaneous Compositions & Improvisations ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1963. Used ... $8.99
A surprisingly enchanting album of piano work from Charles Mingus – one of a few he cut on the instrument, and quite different than his regular work on bass! Unlike the bold, angry role that Mingus would take on as a leader, the approach here is very personal and introspective – long ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mingus Plays Piano – Spontaneous Compositions & Improvisations ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Blue MitchellAfrican Violet/Summer Soft ... CD
Impulse, 1977/1978. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Overlooked greatness from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – two 70s albums back to back! African Violet is sweet electric funk from Blue – recorded in a warm, largely arranged style that's reminiscent of the best Freddie Hubbard fusion work from the 70s – but which has an even tighter ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Thelonious MonkPalo Alto ... CD
Universal/Impulse, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A lost live recording from the legendary Thelonious Monk Quartet of the 60s – done at a time when the group wasn't recording at all, as a small benefit at a high school in California! Yet despite that setting, the vibe here is as relaxed, open, and human as if the combo were playing at an ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the all-time classics of early 60's mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Oliver NelsonMore Blues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $3.99
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print MCA pressing. Small cutout hole through case and artwork.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonSound Pieces ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most impressive albums ever from arranger Oliver Nelson – a set that really shows the full depth of his mighty talents! Side one features Nelson working with a larger orchestra – similar to the kind of ensemble he arranged for other artists in the 60s, but handled here with ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie ParisSong Is Paris ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare gem by singer Jackie Paris – an underrecorded LA singer from the 50s and 60s, with a sound and style that's somewhere between early Mark Murphy and later Bobby Troup! Paris has less of the vocalese approach of some of his contemporaries – and is also lacking the heavy vocal ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)
Also available Song Is Paris (Japanese pressing) ... CD 16.99

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Jackie ParisSong Is Paris (Japanese pressing) ... CD
MCA/Impulse (Japan), 1962. Used ... $16.99
A rare gem by singer Jackie Paris – an underrecorded LA singer from the 50s and 60s, with a sound and style that's somewhere between early Mark Murphy and later Bobby Troup! Paris has less of the vocalese approach of some of his contemporaries – and is also lacking the heavy vocal ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print, early 90's Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Oscar PettifordDeep Passion (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Impulse, 1956/1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful little chapter in the rich, and all-too-short career of bassist Oscar Pettiford – larger group recordings done for ABC in the mid 50s! The sessions show Pettiford to be surprisingly great at such a format – leading a group through Gigi Gryce arrangements that have a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)
Also available Deep Passion ... CD 28.99

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✨✧ Sun RaAstro Black (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Impulse/Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the darkest Sun Ra albums of the early 70s – and a set that's also a bit unusual in his catalog as well! The album was issued during Ra's run with Impulse Records – a period that mostly saw the label reissue previous records from the Saturn catalog – save for a rare few ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Astro Black (colored vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Sun RaSpace Is The Place ... CD
Impulse, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant record by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – and an album that forever gave them a slogan to live by! The record's different than some of the other Arkestra work from the time – in that it's a bit tighter and more spiritual, more in keeping with the style of the Blue Thumb label, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark, and front has a clear promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Eric ReedMusicale ... CD
Impulse, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Nicholas Payton on trumpet and Wycliffe Gordon on trombone! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print. Digipack has light wear and a clear promo sticker on the front, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Max RoachIt's Time ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning! This is a beautiful album that's one of Max Roach's most powerful recordings, and a record that's been the inspiration for countless other imitations over the years. Roach leads a group with Richard Williams, Clifford Jordan, and Mal Waldron – and they're matched with a vocal ... (Jazz) read more CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsAlfie (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, packaged in a heavy replica gatefold sleeve– includes obi!)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. Used ... $16.99
One of the most free-wheeling Sonny Rollins albums of the 60s – an album that features some very long, extended tracks that really break out from some of the straighter moments of Sonny's mid-60s recordings! The title track is an incredible 20 minute workout – one that almost feels ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most free-wheeling Sonny Rollins albums of the 60s – an album that features some very long, extended tracks that really break out from some of the straighter moments of Sonny's mid-60s recordings! The title track is an incredible 20 minute workout – one that almost feels ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)
Also available East Broadway Run Down ... CD 16.99

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins On Impulse! ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $22.99
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersThembi ... CD
Impulse, 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersThembi ... CD
Impulse, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Shirley ScottQueen Of The Organ ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Hammond work from female organ legend Shirley Scott – in her best mode of the 60s! Here's the reasons: 1) The group features husband Stanley Turrentine on tenor, adding in some nice extra tones to Shirley's usual trio! 2 ) The rhythm section is Bob Cranshaw and Otis Finch – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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Tom Scott & The California DreamersHoneysuckle Breeze ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1967. Used ... $26.99
A beautifully groovy album from the early days of one of our favorite reed players! Tom Scott's tenor, alto and soprano saxes, plus some flute, are set amidst a very groovy group that includes percussion, guitar, keyboards, sitar, and even some occasional vocalizing – for a sound that's got ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWe Are Sent Here By History ... CD
Impulse, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An amazing album from this soon-to-be-famous group – a set that's even more incredible than their previous record – and that one really knocked us out of the park! Tenorist Shabaka Hutchings is in tremendous territory here – recording for Impulse Records, and completely ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available We Are Sent Here By History ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Archie Shepp5 Original Albums (Four For Trane/On This Night/Fire Music/Mama Too Tight/Way Ahead) (5CD set) ... CD
Impulse/Universal, Late 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from Archie Shepp – 5 albums that helped define the Impulse Records sound of the 60s! First up is Four For Trane – an amazing Impulse debut from Archie Shepp – easily one of his boldest musical statements ever, and a key announcement to the world that a new ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Archie SheppAttica Blues ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic of spiritual, soulful jazz – and one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums! The set was recorded in New York after a few free and festive years in Paris, and it's an amazing about-face that has Archie stepping into a world of righteous, full-on, political, and funky themes – the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)
Also available Attica Blues ... LP 99.99

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Archie SheppCry Of My People ... CD
Impulse, 1972. Used ... $8.99
One of the most righteous albums ever from Archie Shepp – a beautiful late Impulse set of grooves, and a record that matches the genius of Attica Blues! Shepp's working with a loose collective of players that includes Charles Greenlee, Harold Mabern, and Beaver Harris – plus vocalists ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, digipack pressing.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppFour For Trane ... CD
Impulse, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing Impulse debut from Archie Shepp – easily one of his boldest musical statements ever, and a key announcement to the world that a new generation of modernists was on the rise! The album was co-produced by John Coltrane – who brought Shepp to the label, and almost gets out-done ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)
 
 



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