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New Toshiko AkiyoshiKogun ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliantly bold work from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – an artist who's really coming into her own for the 70s – stepping out in a big band format that would win her a wide new audience on both sides of the Pacific! The album's one of the first to feature the ensemble co-led with husband ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD.)
Also available Kogun ... CD 18.99

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New Eddy ArnoldChristmas With Eddy Arnold ... CD
RCA, 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool countrypolitan Christmas songs from Eddy Arnold – his classic early 60s Christmas With Eddy Arnold album for RCA. It's wonderful, charismatic stuff with some of the best versions of the popular Christmas songs of the day, plus a couple of gems written or co-written by Eddy. Titles ... read more CD

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Chet AtkinsEclectic Guitar ... CD
RCA/El (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $8.99
Incredible, indelible guitar instrumentals from the early years of Chet Atkins – later to conquer civilization with his 60s Nashville Sound – here with mid 50s guitar exotica that really is eclectic and well ahead of its time! Chet's 60s production work ranges from absolute genius, ... read more CD

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New Burt BacharachTogether? – Original Soundtrack Recording ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost Burt Bacharach treasure – a bit later than classic vintage, but a wonderful album from the mature maestro – and sometimes overlooked, due to its status as a soundtrack! The work here is totally great – that mellow, easy-flowing style that Burt really perfected around the ... read more CD

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetWalking In The Night ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Some of the best modern jazz Italy had to offer in the postwar years – and a record that's gone onto be the blueprint for countless recent work from groups on labels like Schema and Deja Vu! Tracks are short, but very groove-centered – often mixing modal jazz rhythms with hardbop solo ... read more CD

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Basso Valdambrini SextetSestetto Basso Valdambrini – The Best Modern Jazz In Italy 1962 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A really landmark album in European jazz – one of those records that always tops the lists of collectors, and for good reason too! The sextet of trumpeter Oscar Valdambrini and tenorist Gianni Basso was easily one of the greatest things going in jazz on that side of the Atlantic in the early ... read more CD

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Beat BoysBeat Boys (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/Lion, 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A hip little set from The Beat Boys – an Argetine group working in late 60s Brazil, supposedly with a bit of an influence on the sound of Tropicalia! The sound here is a bit straighter than the work of Caetano Veloso or Os Mutantes – a bit in the Jovem Guarda sound of more mainstream ... read more CD

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Harry BelafonteCalypso Carnival/Warm Touch ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
Early 70s work from Harry Belafonte – and two records that are surprisingly groovy, and surprisingly ahead of their time! Calypso Carnival mixes Belafonte's older groove with a sunnier, more swinging 70s style – arranged by Ralph MacDonald and Frankie Francis with a surprising degree ... read more CD

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New Art BlakeyJazz Messengers Play Lerner & Loewe ... CD
Vik/RCA (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – ... read more CD

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Luiz BonfaIntrospection/The New Face Of Luiz Bonfa ... CD
RCA/Five Four, 1970/1971. New Copy ... $8.99
Great guitar from Luiz Bonfa – two albums that have the bossa legend moving way past his roots! Introspection has Bonfa recording in New York – a superb solo guitar session that has him playing the instrument as a "miniature orchestra", shading in a rich array of colors, ... read more CD

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New Joao BoscoTiro De Misericordia ... CD
RCA/Kuarup (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a great run of 70s albums from the legendary Joao Bosco – and one of the best of his work with writing partner Aldir Blanc! The style here is jazzy samba, with maybe a slightly rootsier feel than some of Bosco's later work – a quality that keeps things really up-close and warm ... read more CD

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New BrothersDon't Stop Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Great stuff – and the kind of group that would be easy to overlook if the tracks weren't so good! The Brothers were clearly some sort of a studio project designed to cash in on the disco craze – and they included Bhen Lanzaroni on keyboards, who'd also recorded a bit on his own as a ... read more CD

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New Chico Buarque & Ennio MorriconePer Un Pugno Di Samba ... CD
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing record – one that stands as one of Chico Buarque's greatest from the 70s! The set was recorded in Italy in 1970 – and features Chico singing lead vocals over backings handled by Ennio Morricone – all in a style that's a perfect blend of MPB with the best elements of ... read more CD

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Keni BurkeChanges (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A standout solo moment from the amazing Keni Burke – an artist who's come a long way from his youthful start in the 5 Stairsteps! Keni had recorded other adult work by the time of this early 80s set, but Changes is easily his best-remembered album – a masterpiece of 80s groove, all ... read more CD

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Keni BurkeYou're The Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A really wonderful album from Keni Burke – recorded around the same time as his classic Changes set, and in some ways even better than that record! The set's got a fantastic mellow soul feel – lots of tracks that are uptempo, but which manage to hang onto a soulful finish that really ... read more CD

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Gary BurtonDuster ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A really incredible record from the great Gary Burton – a key 60s set that definitely has him finding a musical voice that's all his own – a way of using the vibes that nobody else had ever attempted before! The instrument is a flurry of chromatic beauty – tones and light ... read more CD
Also available Duster ... CD 11.99

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Gary BurtonGenuine Tong Funeral ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most ambitious projects ever from vibist Gary Burton – an extended piece written by Carla Bley – and billed as "A Dark Opera Without Words"! The work has a feel that's much more fluid than opera, though – and is a great instrumental outing that not only ... read more CD
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Genuine Tong Funeral ... LP 9.99
Genuine Tong Funeral ... LP 9.99

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Gary BurtonLofty Fake Anagram ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A standout classic from Gary Burton – the kind of fresh-voiced and angularly modern session that showed why his sound on the vibes was one of the most revolutionary in jazz at the time! The session features a quartet with Larry Coryell on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Bob Moses on drums ... read more CD

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Gary BurtonTennessee Firebird ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite an unusual session from Gary Burton – recorded in Nashville, with a mix of jazz and country session players – coming together in an open-ended sound that's got lots of complicated touches. Gary's jazz side is represented by Roy Haynes on drums, Steve Swallow on bass, and Steve ... read more CD

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Gary Burton, Hank Garland, & OthersAfter The Riot At Newport ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... Around July 15, 2014 (delayed)
It's a little known fact that Nashville, although best remembered as a center of country music, has also given the world some pretty great jazz players – some of whom easily skirt the line between jazz and country studio work. This set's a great summation of that tradition – featuring ... read more CD
 
 



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