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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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Columbia, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
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One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Standards (with bonus DVD)
Kind Of Blue/Vertical Jazz (Italy), 2001. New Copy CD & DVD
Three giants from the years of 70s fusion – coming together here in an all-acoustic set! The look and title of the record is similar to a mode that ECM used years ago – when bringing its more contemporary artists into an old school style – and that format fits perfectly here for ... CD
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Elm
ECM (Japan), 1979. New Copy
A nicely woody little album from pianist Richie Beirach – full of deep tones on his own acoustic piano, and supported strongly by some rich lines from George Mraz on bass! Beirach's got this tuneful, lyrical vibe on the record – maybe similar to his previous Eon set – but he's ... CD
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Ballads
ECM (Japan), 1967. New Copy
Early ECM work from Paul Bley – a great example of the way that label helped Bley find a new voice in his music during the 70s! Although issued in 1971, the session was actually recorded a few years before – in 1967 – and done with a very spare, very open approach to the piano ... CD
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Ecstasy
ECM (Germany), 1974. New Copy
A beautiful solo set from Steve Kuhn – recorded in the mid 70s, with an even more careful, thoughtful tone than some of his other albums of the decade! Steve's piano is captured in a warmly intimate setting – somewhat echoey at points, and spinning out with these captivating lines and ... CD
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Hubris
ECM (Japan), 1977. New Copy
No hubris here – as the album's one of the most deeply personal records we've ever heard from pianist Richie Beirach – a set of solo piano work that easily ranks right up there with ECM classics in the format by Keith Jarrett or Chick Corea! Like both of those artists, Beirach's ... CD
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Trio/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Trumpeter Itaru Oki is listed as the leader here, but the set gets some especially strong help from Takashi Tokuhiro on bass – who begins side one's "Shirasagi" with this amazing solo that's worth the price of the album alone! Side two begins with a complete reworking of "You ... CD
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Duet
ECM (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Genius work from the team of Chick Corea on piano and Gary Burton on vibes – both players who were already making a lot of magic in the 70s, but who really seem to explode in the company of each other! Burton's tones are wonderfully bold and firm – these cascading colors that merge ... CD
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Trio/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy 2CD Gatefold
A legendary statement of new music from Japan – and a record that shows how far the Japanese free jazz scene had come in just a few short years! The album features some players who were working in much more straight styles a few years before, and others who were some of the boldest newcomers ... CD
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Trio/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy
Incredible improvisations from Kaoru Abe – already very much his own person on reeds, and playing here with a sense of tone, phrasing, and timing that's completely unique! Abe blows both alto sax and bass clarinet here – sometimes with a long conception and spiritual undercurrent that ... CD
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Trance
ECM (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Trance. The title's a great one, as Kuhn spins out some long-spiralling tracks that really have a compellingly rhythmic groove. The main focus here is on his keyboards – both electric and acoustic piano – and he's working with well matched players that include Steve Swallow on ... CD
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Eon
ECM (Japan), 1974. New Copy
One of our favorite 70s albums from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that has this wonderfully flowing energy – almost a more forceful take on the ECM sound of the 70s, yet still a bit warmer than some of Beirach's other work too! The group's a trio – with Frank Tusa on bass and ... CD
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Changes
ECM (Japan), 1983. New Copy
A great little trio session from Keith Jarrett – still in the mode of some of his other ECM work, but almost a bit more back to basics as well! The group here features Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – both working beautifully with Keith in a flurry of colors, tones, ... CD
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Art Yard/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkesta – and a set that's every bit as great as Ra's self-released albums on Saturn Records in the 70s! The performance is a well-recorded date from France in the early 70s – and the Arkestra are at their richest, most expressive – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Prestige, 1954. New Copy 5 x 10 inch (reissue)
A totally beautiful collection – and a set that may well be even cooler than the first volume in this series! Like that one, this special, limited box features exact replicas of five different Miles Davis 10" albums for Prestige – all presented with their original album artwork, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Resonance, 1964/1965. New Copy
A very cool, very limited 10" album release of early material by the great Larry Young – mid 60s sessions from Paris that predate his more famous albums on Blue Note! Young's really starting to stretch out here – still working with a bit of the soul jazz vibe of his Prestige ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Muse/Soul Brother (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
Genius work from reedman Carlos Garnett – all pulled from his classic 70s years on Muse Records, reissued on vinyl here for the first time ever in many decades! The very limited package pulls together all those standout cuts from Garnett's albums – those wonderfully soulful, spiritual ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Majesty Music
Arista/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy
One of the great ones from bassist Miroslav Vitous – a musician you might know from more atmospheric moments, but artist who could really be funky when he wanted! The album's got this righteous groove that really matches the energy of Miroslav's Magical Shepherd album from the same time ... CD
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Jazz Rolls Royce
Omega/VSOP, 1957. New Copy
A great little record – and one that gets past the over-used "Howard Rumsey Lighthouse" name, to move into a set of 50s west coast jazz at its best! The core group features Bob Cooper, Frank Rosolino, Stu Williamson, Stan Levy, Victor Feldman, and Rumsey – and for the session ... CD
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On Broadway
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy
Hammond hero Reuben Wilson's on Broadway – and he hits a massively soulful groove that's light years from the cliched sounds of the great white way! The set's one of the tightest cookers from Wilson's early years on Blue Note – and has a vibe that's a bit different than the rest, ... CD
 
Updated April 19, 2015


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