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Jazz — In Stock — LPs

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John AbercrombieNight ... LP
ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The airy tones of guitarist John Abercrombie find a bit of a different setting here – a slight change from some of his earlier ECM albums, but still with a relatively open vibe overall! Jan Hammer's in the group on keyboards, but sounds thankfully very different than his Miami Vice fame ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
Also available Night ... CD 8.99

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
Pretty darn hip stuff – and with some great soloing by Cannonball! The record features Adderley's alto fronting a large group conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a host of hip players like Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, Ray Barretto, Sam Jones, and Wynton Kelly. The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove. Cover has some tape on the top seam, and a bit of splitting on the bottom.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & Friends (2LP version) ... LP
Capitol, 1960s/1973. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A really great testament to the wide warmth and many talents of Cannonball Adderley – as well as a portrait of just how much he'd touched the world of jazz in the short time he was on the planet! The set brings together collaborations between Cannon and a variety of artists – pulled ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Shrink is very slightly open at one spot on the spine.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Live! ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Cannonball Adderley with David Axelrod production – a combination that couldn't miss back in the 60s! In keeping with the success of the Mercy Mercy Mercy album done with Axelrod, Capitol did everything they could to catch Cannonball in a live setting – a great move, given the open, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a sloppy cutout hole, light wear, and some light staining.)

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Cannonball AdderleyLovers ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $18.99
One of the last albums ever recorded by Cannonball Adderley – and a sweet set of spacey numbers that changes the groove slightly from his work with David Axelrod! George Duke handles electric piano and a bit of electronics – and Cannon blows both soprano and alto, alongside Nat ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cut corner and some light wear – but vinyl is great.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPrice You Got To Pay To Be Free ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Fantastic work from the massive electric years of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of the group's last records to feature the keyboards of Joe Zawinul – and also one of the heaviest from the time! The set's a double-length gem that presents the group in an open live setting – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in good shape.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Sealed ... $19.99
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing trumpet in a cool tone that's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(75th anniversary – still sealed!)

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Nat AdderleyLive At Memory Lane ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Nice hard swingin' quintet session, with a good late 60's groove. Nat Adderley borrows brother Cannonball's pianist Joe Zawinul, and Joe Henderson sits in on tenor. The set was recorded live, with the same sort of relaxed funky groove as the Cannonball live sets from the time. Cuts include " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jamey AebersoldFor You To Play Vol 11 – Herbie Hancock – 8 Classic Jazz/Rock Originals ... LP
JA Records, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the many excellent albums that appeared on the jazz instruction record label of Jamey Aebersold – this one a set of trio tracks based around the work of Herbie Hancock. The set actually features a trio that has Kenny Barron doing Herbie's job on the piano, with bass by Ron Carter and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(With booklet!)

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Jamey AebersoldI Got Rhythm – Changes In All Keys – Volume 39 ... LP
JA Records, 1990. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Trio features Jim McNeely on piano, Todd Coolman on bass, and Steve Davis on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(With booklet!)

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Jamey AebersoldJazz Rhythm Section Workout – Vol 30B ... LP
Jamey Aebersold, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Dan Haerle on piano, Jack Peterson on guitar, Todd Coolman on bass, and Ed Soph on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(With booklet.)

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Jamey AebersoldSwing Swing Swing – Volume 39 ... LP
JA Records, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Trio features Hal Galper on piano, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet.)

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AirtoSeeds On The Ground – The Natural Sounds Of Airto (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Buddah/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $30.99 32.99
Easily one of the greatest records that Brazilian percussionist Airto ever recorded – a stunning blend roots and jazzy currents, and a set that follows strongly off his work in the group Quarteto Novo! The set's got contributions from one of his key partners in that combo – reedman ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on blue vinyl!)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiJust Bebop ... LP
Discomate (Japan), 1980. Near Mint- ... $28.99
One of the coolest sessions we've ever heard from pianist Toshiko Akioshi – a great US session that features Charles McPherson on alto sax! The album definitely lives up to its bebop title, but it's also far more than that too – and really shows the depth in Akioshi's playing in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a very light spot in one corner, but is great overall.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiMeditation ... LP
Dan (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ ... $38.99
An obscure quartet date from Toshiko Akioshi – done at a time when she was mostly working with Lew Tabackin in their big band! The set features Lew on tenor and flute, Lynn Christie on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – and titles include "What Now My Love", "Meditation&qu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi – and cover is nice!)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiSalted Gingko Nuts ... LP
Ascent, 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
An obscure album from the big band of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin – all original tracks written by Toshiko, performed by the band with a mix of modern, lyrical, and swinging styles. Features some great work by Bobby Shew and Gary Foster – and titles include "Elusive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, still sealed, but with some splitting in the spine.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiToshiko Plays Billy Strayhorn ... LP
Discomate (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The great Japanese pianist plays the music of Billy Strayhorn – in two different trios, one with John Heard on bass and Peter Donald on drums, the other with Bob Daugherty on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi with Akira Miyazawa, & Sado WatanabeHistoric Mocambo Session '54 – Vol 3 ... LP
Rock Well/Polydor (Japan), 1954. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A very early moment in the career of the legendary pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – mid 50s jam session work that also features Akira Miyzawa on tenor and Sadao Watanabe on alto sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandSumi-e ... LP
Insight (Japan), 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A lesser-known gem from this mighy orchestra – with contributions from Bobby Shew on trumpet, Rick Culver on trombone, Gary Foster and Dick Spencer on alto, and Tom Peterson on tenor. Titles include "Sumi-E", "Hang Loose", "Quadrille Anyone", and "A 10 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes front part of obi, back is missing. Cover has some light aging and a sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandLong Yellow Road ... LP
RCA, 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A 70s classic from the team of Toshiko Akioshi and Lew Tabackin – a duo who did for the jazz ensemble mode in their generation what Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland did in the 60s! The material here is wonderfully inventive – the kind of compositions that Toshiko wouldn't have even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Back cover has light aging and a promo stamp.)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandTales of A Courtesan (Oirantan) ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Toshiko Akiyoshi really took off as a jazz musician in the 70s – already a great pianist known for her bop-like dexterity in the 50s, a compelling soloist and songwriter with her modern sound in the 60s, and a hell of a talent at the helm of a series of amazing big band records with reedman ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has a promo stamp covered with a sticker on back.)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandTanuki's Night Out (aka From Toshiko With Love) ... LP
Jam, 1981. Sealed ... $7.99
One of the lesser-known albums in the great run of big band records cut by pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and reedman Lew Tabackin – and a set with a bit of a difference, too – as this time out, Tabackin wrote all the tunes, although Toshiko still handles all the arrangements and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but with some small splits and fraying at the spine.)

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Eric AlexanderGentle Ballads (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2004. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
A long-overdue session of ballads from modern tenor giant Eric Alexander – a player we've always loved for his soaring, leaping lines on soul jazz sets – but who also has just the right tone to carry off an album of mellow tunes and ballads! Alexander's tone reminds us a lot of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

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Monty AlexanderMonty Alexander In Tokyo ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Sealed ... $7.99
With Andrew Simpkins on bass and Frank Gant on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shopworn, with some stickers, a bit of marker, a small tear, and mostly cracked spine with fraying. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Van AlexanderSwing! – Staged For Sound ... LP
Capitol, 1961. Very Good ... $2.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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Lorez AlexandriaBand Swings Lorez Sings ... LP
King, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 12.98
Early greatness from Lorez Alexandria – and proof that she was a singer who could handle a tune like nobody else! At one level, the set appears to be a simple batch of standards, given a slight jazz twist – but as usual for the great one, Lorez manages to inflect each and every note ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lorez AlexandriaSings The Songs of Johnny Mercer Vol 1 ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Very Good+ ... $7.99
While not as funky as some of her other records for Discovery, this tasty session of vocal tracks still has Lorez singing in a beautifully soulful style, of the type that she's finally getting recognition for these days! The lady has always been one of our favorite vocalists, and she's got some ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aging, light wear, and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Mose AllisonMose Allison Sings ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A hipster vocal jazz classic – a full length Prestige album that brings together all of Mose Allison's vocal numbers from his initial run a the label! Mose started out as a pianist, but quickly won even greater attention with his down home, New Orleans-influenced way of singing – a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow and black NJ label pressing. NOTE – Vinyl has numerous press flaw bumps. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and heavy wear at the corners.)

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✨✧ Mose AllisonYour Mind Is On Vacation ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Ol' Mose manages to keep his cool, even in the 70s – laying down some great small combo work with Joe Farrell and Al Cohn each playing a bit of tenor! That Allison vocal approach is right on the money – and titles include "Your Molecular Structure", "If You Only ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and some aging.)

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Justo AlmarioPlumbline ... LP
Meadowlark (Canada), 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Features Abraham Laboriel on bass, Russell Ferrante on piano and synthesizers, and Alex Acuna on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing in a red cover, with minor seam splits.)

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AmbianceInto A New Journey ... LP
Da Mon/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
A really beautiful record from the Ambiance ensemble – a group led by reedman Daoud Abubakar Balewa – a musician with the same underground prominence as Plunky Nakabinde and Idris Ackamoor during the same generation! Like both of those artists, Daoud has a way of moving effortlessly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP pressing – plays at 45rpm!)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBoss Is Back! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great comeback for tenor legend Gene Ammons – not just in a musical sense, but also because Jug had spent most of the past few years in prison – as part of the usual trumped-up drug charges that were filed against musicians at the time! At the time of this album, Ammons had not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover and vinyl are nice!)

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Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittTogether Again For The Last Time ... LP
Prestige, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
1973 recording that would become the last that Jug and Stitt did before Jug's untimely death in the mid 70's. Duke Pearson produced it (even though it wasn't for Blue Note), and the group includes Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and either Mickey Roker or Ajaramu on drums. Tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stained and wavy corner.)

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Gene Ammons, Etta Jones, & Jack McDuffSoul Summit Vol 2 ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver and black label NJ pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – nice and clean! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Curtis AmyKatanga (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A stellar set from one of the most underrated reed players of all time – a brilliant bit of searching soul jazz, cut at a time when Curtis Amy was leaving behind his Texas roots for the new sounds of the Coltrane generation! The album's quite different than the organ and tenor dates that Amy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Ray AndersonWhat Because ... LP
Gramavision, 1990. Very Good+ ... $9.99
With Ray Anderson on trombone, Allan Jaffe on guitar, John Hicks on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ ApiferaOverstand ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A jazz set, but one that's in a very Stones Throw mode – as the music here mixes jazz elements with more contemporary production elements, and blends together the live and programmed in a mighty nice way! The group's a quartet, most of whom have played on other Stones Throw albums – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AricaHeaven (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Just Sunshine/Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
An early musical moment from the Arica Institute – a spiritual collective whose many members supposedly recorded this album over the course of a night spent at the Electric Lady studio – with such a shifting lineup of sounds and participants, the album doesn't list any particular ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong & Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1957. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful pressing – part of the Acoustic Sounds series! Remastered 180 gram pressing – with tip-on sleeve.)

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Arpeggio Jazz EnsembleLe Le ... LP
AJE/Jazz Room (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 30.99
Very cool Philly work from the 80s – played by a group who've got the same spiritual vibe as underground artists from the decade before! The combo features the requisite saxes and percussion – but they also have this really wonderful use of vibes, played by Bill Lewis – who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoSpiritual (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Freedom/ORG, 1969/1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
A tremendous recording from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – done during the same Paris stretch as their Great Black Music classics on the BYG/Actuel label – and a set that easily matches, if not tops, those classics! You can really hear the group finding their own space here – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoTutankhamun (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Freedom/ORG, 1969/1974. New Copy ... $22.99 24.98
Fantastic material from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – tracks recorded during their same crucial Paris trip of 1969 that also gave the world the better-known BYG/Actual albums – but delivered in a style that's slightly different overall! There's maybe more of the cerebral side of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoWe Are On The Edge – 50th Anniversary Celebration (4LP set) ... LP
PI Recordings/Erased Tapes, 2019. New Copy 4LP ... $54.99 69.99
A tremendous tribute to the legendary Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a group who work here with only two of their surviving members, but with help from a constellation of jazz musicians inspired by their music! The group here is large, and includes AACM members and other younger talents – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Marvin AshJump Presents Marvin Ash (10 inch LP) ... LP
Jump, Mid 40s. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Svend AsmussenJune Night ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1983. Sealed ... $9.99
With Derek Smith on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Oliver Jackson Jr on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, in clean shrink. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Svend Asmussen & His Unmelancholy DanesRhythm Is Our Business (10-inch) ... LP
Angel, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Hip work by this Danish combo – with the leader on jazz violin, plus some nice vibes and piano from a young Max Leth, and some guitar from Jorgen Ingmann too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Svend Asmussen/Kenny Drew/Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen/Ed ThigpenPrize/Winners ... LP
Matrix (Denmark), 1978. Sealed ... $5.99
With Svend Asmussen on violin, Kenny Drew on electric and acoustic piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and lightly bent corners.)

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Astral TravelIf You Say You Are From This Planet, Why Do You Treat It Like You Do? ... LP
Hyperjazz (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
A record that really carries its message in its title – a set of spiritual ruminations on the nature of existence – inspired by the writings of Sun Ra, and carried off with vocals by Dwight Trible – who joins this Italian group for the recording! Each song is inspired by a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AthanorAthanor – Live At The Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf 1978 ... LP
Black Monk (Austria), 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
Tremendous work by a jazz group we've not seen on any other records – working here in a set of live improvisations recorded in Austria in 1978! The sound is loose, but never entirely free jazz – as there's a good sense of rhythm to the group, hanging sometimes together in less-tradition ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Athanor – Live At The Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf 1978 ... CD 18.99

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Chet AtkinsCGP – Stay Tuned ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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AwakeningMirage ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
No Mirage here – as the album's got a presence that's impossible to deny – a solid, soulful uttering from this key Chicago combo of the 70s! The group's led by reedman Ari Brown – better known for his later avant work – and they've got a wicked blend of keyboards and horns ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mirage ... CD 12.99

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Albert AylerNew Grass ... LP
Impulse/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
One of the last albums that Albert Ayler ever recorded before his strange and mysterious early death – and one of his most memorable records as well! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Aziza (Dave Holland/Chris Potter/Lionel Loueke/Eric Harland)Aziza ... LP
Dare 2, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
A really unusual group, with a sound that's certainly the sum of its wonderful parts – but also different in ways you might not expect! The lineup is excellent – the legendary Dave Holland on bass, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Chris Potter on tenor and soprano sax, and Eric Harland on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harry BabasinHarry Babasin & The Jazz Pickers ... LP
Mode, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
An excellent set of 50s west coast chamber jazz – featuring a quintet that includes Harry Babasin on cello, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Demsey Wright on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums. The pairing of cello and vibes in the frontline is really great – and with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, light stains at the top corners, mostly on back, small split in the bottom seam, and a name in pen on back.)

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Babatunde & PhenomenaLevels Of Consciousness (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A wonderfully soulful session from percussionist Babatunde Lea – and a shining example of the warm spirits and cross-cultural experimentation going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s! The record mixes 70s soul jazz with bits of funk, Latin jazz, and breezy west coast touches – making ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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B Baker Chocolate CoB Baker Chocolate Co ... LP
LC, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Pure genius from the B Baker Chocolate Company – a set that's equal parts fusion and soul, held together by these rich arrangements that really send the whole thing home! The album's never too slick, yet has a sense of perfection that matches some of the best soulful fusion dates at Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on TK. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Chet BakerChet Baker Sextet & Quartet ... LP
Music (Italy), 1960. Sealed ... $13.99
A rare Italian-only album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2020 Saar pressing. Still sealed!)

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Chet BakerPlays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 25.99
A record that hides a bit under its title and cover – looking like a songbook session, and without Chet Baker's dreamy face on the front – but one that stands every bit as strongly with Baker's other late 50s sessions for Riverside, and done with an equally nice set of New York elements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, and cut from original analog masters by Kevin Gray!)

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Dylan Baldi/Jayson GeryczAfter Commodore Perry Service Plaza ... LP
American Dreams, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Introspective improvisations from saxophonist Dylan Baldi and drummer Jayson Gerycz – both members of the band Cloud Nothings, but working here in a much more free jazz-styled setting! Side one features an extended track titled "Hermit Thrush/Vat Of Oil" – really building up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gabe BaltazarStan Kenton Presents Gabe Baltazar ... LP
Creative World, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Notable personnel include Bud Shank on reeds, Conte Condoli on trumpet, and Pete Jolly on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy BangLucky Man (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), 2021. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $52.99 54.99
One of the most compelling albums in years from Billy Bang – and that's really saying a lot, given how much compelling music he's recorded! The set is put together in conjunction with a fascinating documentary on Bang's life, music, and time spent fighting in Vietnam – an experience ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Harun Ghulam Barabbas & Alaeddin AdlernestBreath Of The Masters – Smile ... LP
Black Monk (Austria), 1982. New Copy ... $32.99
Two players we don't really know at all, but coming together here in a sublime set of reed-based creations – Alaeddin Adlernest on bassoon and Haru Ghulam Barrabas on alto sax – four long tunes that each have some sort of structure, but also balance things nicely with a sense of freedom ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Breath Of The Masters – Smile ... CD 18.99

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Gato BarbieriEuphoria ... LP
A&M, 1979. Sealed ... $8.99
Features larger arrangements from Jay Chattaway – on titles that include "Firepower"," Lions Also Cry", "Carnavalito", "Sophia", "Gods & Astronauts", and "Secret Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout mark, and spine has a small bit of wear near the bottom.)

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Gato BarbieriGato Barbieri – Bahia ... LP
Fania, 1982. Very Good ... $19.99
A lesser-known indie session by the great Gato Barbieri – a set recorded for Fania after Gato's dates for bigger labels in the 70s, but one that's done with a really full, professional sound overall! There's a fair bit of electric instrumentation in the mix – guitars from Joe Beck, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican sunset label pressing. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Gato BarbieriIn Search Of The Mystery ... LP
ESP, 1967. Very Good+ ... $39.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by reedman Gato Barbieri – and a very sharp-edged session that's quite different than his better-known work in the 70s! Barbieri's tenor here has an incredible tone – as deeply soulful as Pharoah Sanders or late John Coltrane, and blown with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & white label pressing. Cover has some light wear, light splitting on the spine, and a small bit of pen – but is nice overall.)

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Laurent Bardianne & Tigre D'Eau DouceLove Is Everywhere ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 36.99
A fresh set of contemporary soul jazz from French tenorist Laurent Bardianne – a jazz musician, but one with a tie to other stylistic communities – which you can hear in the record from the very first note! The quintet has a familiar lineup that includes Hammond B3, bass, drums, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie Barnet QuartetJazz Oasis ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Features the tracks "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Take Take The A Train", "Let The Good Times Roll", "In A Mellow Tone", "Jive At Five" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting on all seams.)

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Karel BarnoskiTiny Telephone Sessions ... LP
Karel Barnoski, 2019. Sealed ... $5.99
Great solo set from this SF Bay pianist. LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieBasie's Beat ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with a hype sticker on front.)

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Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good- ... $4.99
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, light aging and mostly split top and bottom seams.)
Also available Chairman of The Board ... CD 8.99

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Count BasieCount Basie Orchestra Featuring Lester Young ... LP
Swing Treasury, 1944. Very Good ... $11.99
Features Count Basie on piano, Jimmy Rushing and Buddy Tate on sax, and vocals by Jimmy Rushing ... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Count BasieHigh Voltage ... LP
MPS, 1970. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Late niceness from Count Basie – and a set that definitely lives up to its name – a really high energy set, and one of the few times that Basie ever recorded for the MPS label! The group here works with sharp arrangements from Chico O'Farrill – who's got that punchy groove he was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Polygram reissue in a barcode cover, with some marks and remnants from price sticker removal on front.)

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Count BasieI Told You So ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Sealed ... $9.99
The Count and orchestra play arrangements by Bill Homan – with Sonny Cohn, Pete Minger, Bobby Mitchell, John Thomas, and Jack Feierman on trumpets; Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Bill Hughes, and Mel Wanzo on trombones; Jimmy Forrest, Eric Dixon, Danny Turner, Bobby Plater, and Charlie Fowlkes on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieLegend – From The Pen Of Benny Carter ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Benny Carter was really on fire in the 60s – a saxophonist who was not only re-asserting his role as a soloist, but also a growing new talent in the field of arranging, as well – on records like this killer outing with the Count Basie group, and a host of other excellent albums to come! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – YS 7117)

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Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing.)

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Count BasieMore Hits Of The 50s & 60s ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Basie hits the hits of the 50s and early 60s – working here with some tight Billy Byers arrangements that really help transform the tunes! The groove is upbeat, bright, and brilliantly soulful – that punctuated Basie groove first formed when Neal Hefti was with the group, still carried ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing.)

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Count BasieOn The Road ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Freddie Green on guitar, Keter Betts on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums, with orchestra! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Count BasiePop Goes The Basie ... LP
Reprise, 1964. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Count Basie goes pop, and the results are mighty nice – a hard-swinging take on familiar tunes from the 60s, but all re-tooled the jazzy Basie way! The vibe here is right up there with the best Neal Hefti moments with the group – and although the arrangements are by Billy Byers, they've ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Count BasiePrime Time ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The title's not a hokey TV reference or anything like that – but a strong reminder that the Count Basie group was still very much in their prime during the 1970s, thanks especially to the recording talents that the Pablo label brought to records like this! Most of the work here was arranged ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Count BasieRock The Blues (10 inch LP) ... LP
Epic, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Titles include "Rocking The Blues", "9:20 Special", "Feedin The Bean", and "Volcano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, reinforced clear tape holding the seams and spine, and some notes in pen on back. Labels have some pen.)

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Count Basie with Bennie MotenKansas City Style – Young Bill Basie With The Bennie Moten Orchestra ... LP
RCA, Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With sidemen that include "Hot Lips" Page, Ben Webster, Walter Page, and others, with vocals by Jimmy Rushing. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue.)

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetFonit H602/603 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.98
Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – heard here in two of their rarest recordings! The set brings together material from two sessions that were only issued on the Fonit sound library label – but both are every bit as sharp and soulful as the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the entire record too!)

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Jon BatisteChronology Of A Dream – Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Verve, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Jon Batiste is fantastic here – way more so than we normally give him credit for, and maybe even sharper in a live setting than in the studio! The group works with a mix of jazz, funk, and soul – but very different than Jon's band on TV, as there's deeper, richer elements going on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jon BatisteWe Are ... LP
Verve, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Jon Batiste is looking mighty righteous on the cover, and he's sounding mighty righteous within – imbued with a new spirit of consciousness from the events of 2020, which brings a whole new sort of focus to his music – and makes for an album that's every bit a soul set as it is a jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Are ... CD 13.99

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Beat Bronco Organ TrioRoad Trip (with bonus download) ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
The Beat Bronco Organ Trio are more than great enough at the core, but they also offer up some great surprises over the course of this fantastic full length album – including slight use of clavinet and mini-moog by Gabri Casanova, who mostly handles the Hammond in the lead – and guest ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Jeff Beck & Jan HammerJeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group Live ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A very jamming set – with titles that include "Darkess/Earth In Search Of A Sun", "Blue Wind", "Scatterbrain", "Full Moon Boogie", and "Freeway Jam". (Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear, a center split in the spine and a name in pen on the label.)

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Bix BeiderbeckeBix & His Gang ... LP
Parlophone (UK), 1927/1928. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Titles include "In a Mist (Bixology)", "Royal Garden Blues", "Goose Pimples", "Since My Best Girl Turned Me Down", "Thou Swell", "Wa-Da-Da", "Rhythm King", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black and silver label issue in a flip-back cover, with light wear and a bent corner at the top left.)

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Richie BeirachWhat Is This Thing Called Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $56.99
Richie Beirach swings nicely on some of this set, but also manages to kick back a bit on a few ballads too – dropping out of the heavier rhythm on the swingers from George Mraz on bass and Billy Hart on drums – to hit some mellower modes that really show off the sensitive side of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

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BelizMemoires ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 2009. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A really cool take on traditions of Guadeloupean musical traditions – served up in a style that echoes some of the blends of jazz and island elements from earlier generations! The group here is a trio – with the great Edmondy Krater on ka, djembe, and percussion – all instruments ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dee BellLet There Be Love ... LP
Concord, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Accompanied by Eddie Duran on guitar, Stan Getz on tenor, Chuck Bennett on trombone, Charlie McCarthy Jr on alto, Al Plank on piano, Willie Colon on congas, Jim Dukey on baritone, Rob Fisher and Dean Reilly on bass, and Vince Lateano on drums. (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Louie BellsonDon't Stop Now! ... LP
Bosco, 1984. Very Good+ ... $1.99
With Dave Stone on bass, Frank Strazzeri on piano, Mike Melvoin on DX7; Dave Edwards, Joe Roccisano, Pete Christlieb, John Bambridge, and Bill Green on woodwinds; John Audino, Conte Candoli, Steve Huffsteter, Ron King, and Walt Johnson on trumpets; Vince Derosa on french horn; and Bob Payne, ... (Jazz, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some fading on front.)

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Louie BellsonDynamite ... LP
Concord, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Bellson leads an 18 piece big band, with soloists that include Bobby Shew on trumpet, Al Kaplan on trombone, Dick Spencer on alto, Frank Collett on piano, and John Chiodini on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Louie BellsonLondon Scene ... LP
Concord, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Bellson plays with big band, including Brian O'Flaherty, Frank Szabo, Bobby Shew, Alan Downey, and Neil Balm on trumpets, Rick Chamberlain, Clint Sharman, Hale Rood, and Don Mikkelsen on trombones, Joe Romano, Arnie Lawrence, Andy Mackintosh, Kenny Hitchcock, and Bill Jones on saxophones, plus John ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Louis BellsonBrilliant Bellson Sound ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Drummer Louis Bellson definitely sounds brilliant here – kicking his large group into full gear with the same sort of energy he brought to dates with famous leaders in the postwar years! All tunes are short, and pretty upbeat – driven strongly by the drums, and featuring arrangements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Louis BellsonConcerto For Drums ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Despite the title, the album's not really a "concerto" – so much as it is a very strong small group session by Bellson, one that features some impeccable percussion work! The group's a great one – with Zoot Sims on tenor, Charlie Shavers trumpet, Don Abney piano, and George ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Clef Series pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Top cover seam has a small bit of splitting, but this is a superb copy overall.)

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Louis BellsonDriving Louis Bellson ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
Driving Louis Bellson indeed – as Louie's drums set the tone for this session, and let Charlie Shavers and Seldon Powell echo out with some really great horn work! Tunes all have a nicely open-ended feeling that gets the players out of the context of their larger group histories and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing with a trumpeter logo and a deep groove. Label has a small stamp, and cover has some light wear, and a split top seam – and a bit more splitting on the bottom.)

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson Swings Jule Styne ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The fantastic drummer swings the music of composer Jule Styne – on songs that were mostly co-written with the great Sammy Cahn! Players aren't listed, but the set's got that usual tight Bellson groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, a half split top seam held with a piece of clear tape at the end, and a vintage price sticker on back.)
 
 



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