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A wealth of bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual jazz, jazz funk, fusion, avant garde, and traditional jazz!


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Muse/Xanadu, 1973. New Copy
One of the coolest, hippest albums you'll ever hear from drummer Albert Tootie Heath – a set that's so different than his earlier work of the 60s, and which has the same sort of righteous, spiritual energy as the Heath Brothers album on Strata East! Albert's got a wonderfully loose vibe on ... CD
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Today
Skye/Muzak (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Wild stuff – and very different than Gary McFarland's earlier albums! Today was recorded late in Gary's career, and is has him moving a bit away from jazz – into a more sunshine pop feel – one that still retains plenty of the bossa and breezy elements of his Verve work, but which ... CD
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Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1972/1978. New Copy 2CD
Very interesting work from Gabor Szabo – a double CD set that reissues two albums he recorded in Sweden during the 70s! Disc one contains the album Small World – a 1972 session that has Gabor on guitar and 12-string acoustic, with additional backing on some tracks that includes added ... CD
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Picture Of Heath
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy
A brilliant mid 70s album from Jimmy Heath – recorded at a time when he was making some of his greatest strides on record! The album's got a spare, simple quartet format – but Jimmy's working here in a really expansively soulful sound – one that matches that of Clifford Jordan at ... CD
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Chuck Rainey Coalition
Cobblestone/Muzak (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Funky instrumentals from bassist Chuck Rainey – a player who was well known for his work on countless sessions as a sideman, but who rarely got a chance to cut a record like this! The album's got a style that's smooth and soulful, yet also a bit down n dirty – almost like some of the ... CD
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Affinity
Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1977. New Copy
Tenorist Stan Getz had a very special relationship with Sweden – he married a Swedish woman, spent a lot of time in the nation from the 50s onwards, and had an undeniable influence on the local scene – as you'll hear in this sublime live performance from 1977! The date is way more than ... CD
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Heavy Love (with bonus track)
Xanadu, 1977. New Copy
Lots of heavy love here – a wonderful sense of rapport between the great tenorist Al Cohn and piano genius Jimmy Rowles! Both musicians were still recording heavily at the time of this album, but the record seems to capture them in a really special space that still stands strongly on its own ... CD
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Xanadu, 1975. New Copy
Barry Harris stretches out wonderfully in a set of compositions by Tadd Dameron – most of them familiar jazz standards from a few decades before, transformed magically by Harris in a hip 70s piano trio mode! The group here features Gene Taylor on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – both ... CD
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Xanadu, 1978. New Copy
A tremendous album from flute man Sam Most – a record that really shines strongly amidst the rest of his catalog – and one that has us completely reevaluating our understanding of his sound! By the time of this set, Sam had been blowing for a few decades – most famously on ... CD
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Greetings & Salutations
Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1975. New Copy
An overlooked gem from the great Thad Jones – and a nicely different set than some of his US dates with drummer Mel Lewis! During the mid and late 70s, Thad Jones made more than a few great recordings in Sweden, a number of them with a loose collective of musicians from the country's ... CD
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Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Great Ake Persson
Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1950s. New Copy
Ake Persson was one of the greatest trombonists on the European scene of the postwar years – a player whose 60s work is well-known through work in a variety of larger ensembles, including a bit of time spent with Duke Ellington, and some of the more important groups on MPS! Yet this ... CD
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Het Sommar (with bonus tracks)
Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1975. New Copy
A stunning large group session led by trumpeter Lasse Samuelson – one that explodes with colors and tone from the very first note – and which is a perfect blend of the tighter styles of the 60s with some of the newer freedoms of the time! The approach is a bit like some of the best MPS ... CD
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Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)
A classic album that mixes trumpet and voices in a swirling soulful sound that worked very well for Byrd's career! Byrd's sparkling trumpet fronts a tight septet that includes Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Burrell – and which is backed by arrangements by Coleridge Perkinson and Duke ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best-ever Hank Mobley albums on Blue Note – and a killer batch of soulful hardbop that was cut right around the same time as the classic No Room For Squares LP. In fact, the album contains work from 2 different sessions that filtered over to the Squares album – one that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)
The scene may be changing, but nothing can dampen the fire of the great Bud Powell – and, if anything, this fifth installment in Blue Note's "Amazing" series may well have the pianist at his mature best! The rhythm duo are wonderful – more late 50s modern hardbop than some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Amy/Real Gone, 1965. New Copy
A classic little record from this 60s instrumental group – a set that probably got more play among the rock crowd than the jazz scene – but one we strongly associate with the latter, given the strength of the tenor solos! That instrument, featured in a sexy scene on the cover, gets ... CD
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10 Years Hence
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy
A spacious mid 70s set from Yusef Lateef – with some numbers showing his more soaringly spiritual bent – and others hewing towards a more bluesy or loosely funky vein. Tracked live in San Francisco, some numbers were later augmented with overdubbed strings and vocals – there's ... CD
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Visions
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy
Nice fusiony jazz done with soul and airy atmophere by Paul Horn – including some choice covers, and sounds that range from fusiony jazz with a little bit of funk and more lilting numbers lifted by flute and wordless vocals! Horn has a tendency to go head first into a more new agey vibe, but ... CD
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Conceptions
Fantasy, 1956. Very Good
One of the few sides as a leader cut by John LaPorta, the brilliant alto player who made his name playing on some of Mingus' early 50's sides. This rare 50's Fantasy recording is a supreme testament to the modernist underground that was working in American jazz at the time, and it features LaPorta ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated June 30, 2015


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