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A wealth of jazz in many styles -- bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual, rare groove, modal, improvised music, funk, free jazz, fusion, avant garde, and trad!


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Strut (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more ... CD
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Strut (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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I Roam The Cosmos (180 gram pressing)
Art Yard (UK), 1972. New Copy
Fantastic material from Sun Ra – a never-heard 1972 performance at Slugs, and one that captures the group at their most spiritual point! The core of the set is the track "I Roam The Cosmos" – one of the more obscure Ra compositions, and a title that appears here for the first ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Quintet Basel 1977
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1977. New Copy
A very dynamic performance from a very dynamic group – a hipper than usual ensemble for Anthony Braxton, given that just about everyone here is a heavy hitter! The four long tracks are all Braxton compositions – in that special formula that encourages group sonic activity, while ... CD
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Sintering
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2013. New Copy
A hell of a record from pianist Jackson Harrison – an artist we don't know well at all, but who's really blowing our mind with the sounds on this trio date! Harrison's got a way of blocking out sound that flows back to the years of Bill Evans – but he's also got a way of making things ... CD
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Final Concert
No Business (Lithuania), 2012. New Copy
One of the last performances of the mighty trumpeter Roy Campbell Jr – working here in the excellent Nu Band, which hosted some of the best moments of his late musical life! The group's got a spirited sense of energy that comes both from the drums of co-creator Lou Grassi, and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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No Business (Lithuania), 1976/1980/Mid 80s/2016. New Copy 5CD
The title's a great one for this overstuffed set of work by Howard Riley – not because the pianist is always changing the style of his music, but because in a single performance, his space on the keys is constantly shifting – never at rest, and always open into boundless territory of ... CD
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Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy
Reedman Martin Kuchen is a player who's been grabbing our ears more and more in recent years – a very creative, deeply soulful musician who really gets his chance to do his thing on this album-length performance! Kuchen blows tenor, alto, and some especially nice flute – in the very ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Salao Brasil
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy
A quartet that really knows how to build their energy wonderfully, especially over the two side-long performances that make up the album – working together in these interlocking waves of sound than can come on strong, then pause for a moment, then keep on flowing forward! The approach is ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Joy Of Being
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy
An improvising trio who've got a familiar structure, but a great sound of their own – as the lineup features Rafal Mazur on an acoustic bass guitar, which creates some very unique moments alongside the tenor of Francois Carrier and drums of Michel Lambert! Carrier's got this snakey sense of ... CD
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Before The Silence
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy
A set of improvisations that definitely take the "silence" in the title seriously – because although the group's a quartet, they've got a very spacious way of playing – a mode that's always stepping in and out of silence, and using the space between their sounds every bit as ... CD
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Live In Nemuro 1977
JVC/Red River, 1977. New Copy
A totally wonderful little record from Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe – and maybe one of his funkiest albums too! There's a groove here that you don't always here on Watanabe's records – a nice modal bounce on the first cut, some fierce funky fusion at other points, and even a return ... CD
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Patented By Edison
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1960. New Copy
An overlooked gem from trumpeter Harry Edison – small group material cut for Roulette Records, with a sound that's maybe a bit deeper than some of his earlier albums in the 50s! The approach is relatively simple and understated – in that best Roost/Roulette manner that was used with ... CD
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Gypsy Folk Tales
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy
An explosive moment of greatness from the legendary Art Blakey – a record that takes off immediately, thanks to help from a young lineup that features Bobby Watson on alto, Valery Ponomarev on trumpet, and Dave Schnitter on tenor – three talents who would go onto become jazz legends in ... CD
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Hi Hat, 1983. New Copy 2 CDs
Fantastic work from a key comeback moment from Dexter Gordon – that time when he'd returned to the American scene, was gigging actively, and about to spring to greater fame for his work in film! This set's a nice counterpart to some of the Dexter Gordon material for Columbia in the late 70s ... CD
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Softly With Ranglin
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy
Softly with Ranglin, but soulfully too – a special set that really shows the Jamaican guitarist's strong roots in jazz – on a set of laidback instrumentals that also feature some nice Hammond in the background! Ernest is extremely expressive in this setting – playing with that ... CD
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Justin Time, 1978. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
A sweet set by Chet Baker and a great group – featuirn Phil Markowitz on piano, Rorger Roseberg on sax, Jon Burr on bass and Jeff Brillinger on drums – live in Montreal in early 1978! Inlcudes a nice long version of the Miles Davis's "Milestones", and equally lengthy and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Johnny Smith Favorites
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy
Guitarist Johnny Smith in a sweet, laidback trio setting – just the kind of mode that's perfect for his gentle sense of color and tone – a style he virtually invented for jazz guitar in the 50s! The album's one of his classics for the Roost label, and it's a masterpiece in chromatic ... CD
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Jamaica
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy
Cy Coleman takes on the music of Jamaica – a Broadway show that he didn't write, but which he really makes his own here through a mix of lively piano lines and vocals! Cy's better known as an instrumentalist, but his few spots of singing here are quite nice – raspy and understated, and ... CD
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Easy To Love
Atco (Japan), 1959. New Copy
Roland Hanna's certainly easy to love here – working in a free-flowing trio mode, with a fair bit more soul jazz touches than on some of his later work! Rhythm here is from Ben Tucker on bass and Roy Barnes on drums – both of whom bring in a gentle little groove that augments the more ... CD
 
Updated December 07, 2016


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