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✨✧ Rez AbbasiContinuous Beat ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Reb Abbasi on guitars, John Hebert on bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums. (Jazz) CD

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Rez AbbasiIntents & Purposes ... CD
Enja, 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Rez Abbasi on steel string, fretless and bariton acoustic guitar, Bill Ware on vibraphone, Stephan Crump on acoustic bass, and Eric McPherson on drums. (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ George Adams, Martin Hannibal Peterson & FriendsMore Sightings ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An unusual date from tenorist George Adams – recorded right around the same time as his legendary records with Don Pullen, but instead a more unusual partnership with the great trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson! The pairing is great – and both hornmen soar out and really get plenty of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Pepper AdamsJulian (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Genius work from Pepper Adams – one of those players we sometimes forget about, then drop the needle on a record like this and fall in love with his music all over again! Adams blows baritone sax like nobody else – with a sensitivity that you'd normally hear on tenor, and a mix of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Pepper AdamsTwelfth & Pingree ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of session that really lets Pepper Adams show his stuff – full of long, live tracks that really have Adams stretching out on baritone – handling the instrument with soul, depth, and dexterity that might well be unmatched during this point in his career! The quartet ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Franco AmbrosettiCycladic Moods ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums we've heard in years from trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti – a set that's still got that wonderfully fluid tone that's made him a favorite for decades – but a date that's also got a bit more bite as well! The lineup is quite nice – with key work from Abraham ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Franco AmbrosettiHeart Bop ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
That's "heart bop", not "hardbop" – a title that really gets at the warm feeling and sense of soul on this overlooked date! The album's an early 80s gem from Enja – cut at a time when the label was really finding its own, and doing an especially great job of giving ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Franco AmbrosettiTentets ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
We're not sure why, but it always feels like Franco Ambrosetti sounds even better in a larger group than a small one – and that's definitely the case here, where his work on flugelhorn soars out wonderfully in a ten piece lineup, one that's driven by all these great arrangements that are full ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Franco Ambrosetti with Uri Caine TrioWind ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Franco Ambrosetti on trumpet, Uri Caine on piano, Drew Gress on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums. (Jazz) CD

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Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the last albums that Chet Baker recorded – and a set that changes things up a bit from the smaller combo setting of most of his final decade! The set features some small group work, but also brings in larger orchestrations on a number of tracks – balancing the fragility of Baker' ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Also available Last Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD 5.99

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Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD
Enja, 1988. Used ... $5.99
One of the last albums that Chet Baker recorded – and a set that changes things up a bit from the smaller combo setting of most of his final decade! The set features some small group work, but also brings in larger orchestrations on a number of tracks – balancing the fragility of Baker' ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print 80s pressing.)
Also available Last Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the last albums that Chet Baker recorded – and a set that changes things up a bit from the smaller combo setting of most of his final decade! The set features some small group work, but also brings in larger orchestrations on a number of tracks – balancing the fragility of Baker' ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1988. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
One of the last albums that Chet Baker recorded – and a set that changes things up a bit from the smaller combo setting of most of his final decade! The set features some small group work, but also brings in larger orchestrations on a number of tracks – balancing the fragility of Baker' ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet BakerPeace (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A key album from a fantastic point in the career of trumpeter Chet Baker – his later years, a time when most of the world was ignoring Baker's talents, but Chet was still in a hugely creative mode, and turning out some of his freshest sounds in decades! There's a wonderful quality to the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Chet BakerStraight From The Heart – The Great Last Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1988. Used ... $4.99
Material from the last concert Chet Baker ever recorded – a surprisingly tight session that has the trumpeter blowing solos in front of the NDR Big Band. The setting is relatively relaxed – not a blasting big band session, but one that colors in the space between Baker's notes with ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Straight From The Heart – The Last Great Concert Vol 2 ... CD 13.99

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Chet BakerStraight From The Heart – The Last Great Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Material from the last concert Chet Baker ever recorded – a surprisingly tight session that has the trumpeter blowing solos in front of the NDR Big Band. The setting is relatively relaxed – not a blasting big band session, but one that colors in the space between Baker's notes with ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)
Also available Straight From The Heart – The Great Last Concert Vol 2 ... CD 4.99

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Chet BakerStrollin ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
Really great later work from trumpeter Chet Baker – material from his final decade on the planet, a time when he was really changing up his sound to suit both his physical and creative needs! As on some of the best from this period, the record's a trio date – and instead of piano, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Kenny BarronLive At Fat Tuesdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Soulful genius from Kenny Barron – an excellent quintet outing from the late 80s, and one that really benefits from the presence of horns added to the trio! Kenny's work on piano is always great – and his sense of scope, soul, and timing are presented perfectly here – but what we ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Kenny BarronQuickstep ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Kenny BarronScratch (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
A slightly more aggressive trio session than usual for Kenny Barron – still done with that round, warm tone on the keys that we love so much – but hitting the tracks with a stronger punch that's a bit unusual, and which might be the result of using Dave Holland and Daniel Humair as part ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Kenny BarronWhat If? ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Although Kenny Barron's always a heck of a great musician on his own or in a piano trio, we're especially partial to his work in groups with horn players – and this album is a great example of that preference! Kenny first came to fame working with Dizzy Gillespie in the 60s, and since that ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Kenny Barron QuintetQuickstep ... CD
Enja, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)
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Sathima Bea BenjaminSouthern Touch ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's maybe a bit more of a straight jazz vocal record than some of Sathima Bea Benjamin's earlier material – but that might also be because the great Kenny Barron is part of the group on piano – supporting Sathima's great voice with the help of Buster Williams on bass and Billy ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Karl BergerWe Are You ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Seminal work from vibist Karl Berger – recorded in the early 70s, when his modern approach to the vibes was still one of the freshest on the instrument, and when it sounded a lot more inventive than it did on later albums. The tracks are relatively avant, but not without a fair bit of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Karl Berger with Masahiko SatoWith Silence ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
There's nothing silent here – as the album's one of the most biting 70s albums we've heard from vibist Karl Berger – an album that's relatively free overall, and which features some fantastic work by Masahiko Sato on piano! Sato really seems to bring out the darker tones in Berger's ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Karl Berger/Dave Holland/Ed BlackwellCrystal Fire ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful album from vibist Karl Berger – much more rhythmic than some of his other records – but maybe that's no surprise, given that the trio features Dave Holland on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums! Yet even both of those players have more of a pulse than you might expect – ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Arthur BlytheHipmotism ... CD
Enja, 1991. Used ... $14.99
With Arthur Blythe on alto sax, Hamirt Bluiett on baritone sax, Kelvin Bell on guitar, Gust William Tsilis on vibraphone and marimba, Bob Stewart on tuba, Arto Tuncboyaci on percussion, and Famoudou Don Moye on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheRetroflection – Live At The Vanguard ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great showcase for the alto talents of Arthur Blythe – a set that's maybe a bit more stripped-down than some of his bigger label albums of the 80s, but in a way that really lets you focus on his strength of tone and phrasing! The group's a quartet, working in an open live setting – ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dollar BrandAfrican Sketchbook ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spare, solo, and incredibly haunting work from Dollar Brand – recorded in Germany in 1969, and featuring Brand on both flute and piano, playing a set of 14 original compositions designed to provide small sketches of his African homeland. The mood of the work is less sprightly than some of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Dollar BrandAfrican Space Program ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most righteous 70s sessions to come from the hands of Dollar Brand – a New York recording that's filled with work by a host of players from the spiritual jazz underground – all of whom soar strongly on the album's long tracks, and give the set a fire and righteous energy you'r ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Dollar BrandZimbabwe ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
South African pianist Dollar Brand was still going strong into the 80s – as this excellent quartet session will attest! The record features a group with Carolos Ward on alto sax and flute, playing next to Brand's own piano and occasional soprano sax, backed by the bass of Essiet Okun Essiet ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Africa – Tears & Laughter ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Dollar Brand is always a hell of a pianist, but he also has a way to really make equal magic when working with a horn – which happens here not just with the soprano and alto work of group member Talib Quadr, but also from some soprano work by Dollar Brand himself! The record's got this ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Banyana ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous work from Abdullah Ibrahim – a set that not only has him working with a wonderful trio, but one that also features some soprano sax work as well! The record's got a sense of darkness that you don't always find in other albums by Ibrahim – possibly from the brooding rhythms ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Dollar Brand At Montreux ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Extremely solid live work from Dollar Brand – playing here before a very enthusiastic crowd at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1980! The group is especially nice – a tight quintet with Carlos Ward on flute and alto, Craig Harris on trombone, Andre Strobert on drums, and Alonzo Gardner on ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Dollar Brand/Johnny DyaniGood News From Africa ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful duets between pianist Dollar Brand and legendary bassist/Blue Notes member Johnny Dyani – two great South African jazz musicians who should have recorded more together in a format like this! Brand's open-ended rolling piano lines bring out the best in Dyani's bass – which at ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Mike Clark & Paul JacksonFunk Stops Here ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two members of the legendary Headhunters step out here on a great set of their own – material from a time when Herbie Hancock's ex-backing group were really enjoying a strong revival period! Mike Clark is on drums and Paul Jackson is on bass – and the pair get lots of deft solo work ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Nels ClineAngelica ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's got maybe some of the warmest tones and colors we've ever heard from the guitar of Nels Cline – matched beautifully with work from Tim Berne on alto, and Stacy Rowles on trumpet and flugelhorn – both players who have this way of rising, swelling, and soaring with Nels' lead! ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisJaw's Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tenorist Eddie Lockjaw Davis always had a hell of a tone – and although his best-remembered dates are maybe from the 50s and 60s, the saxophonist still kept on making great records for many years to come! This album's definitely one of those – a European live recording, done in Munich, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Barbara DennerleinStraight Ahead ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
Straight ahead sounds from Barbara Dennerlein, but great sounds too – as the organist is really at the top of her game, and able to bring all these new modes and styles to the world of jazz organ! At the time of the record, the instrument was being a bit ignored by most in jazz – but ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Barbara DennerleinThat's Me ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
Barbara Dennerlein looks like she's in some fashion ad on the cover, but the organist is very much a top-shelf musician throughout – working here in all these new modes for the Hammond, at a level that made her a key force in helping to raise the instrument back to prominence in the 90s! All ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Eric DolphyStockholm Sessions (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
Live European work by Eric Dolphy – caught in a setting that was often freer and more creative than his American recordings! The work on the set is pulled from 2 different sessions – one with a group that includes with Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Rune Ofwerman ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Double TrioGreen Dolphin Suite ... CD
Enja, 1995. Used ... $9.99
String trio meets reeds – with Mark Feldman on violin, Mark Dresser on bass, Ernst Reijseger on guitar, and Louis Sclavis, Armand Angster, and Jacques Di Donato on various clarinets. (Jazz) CD
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Paquito D'RiveraHabanera ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $16.99
A really evocative record from reedman Paquito D'Rivera – a session that sets up his work on alto and clarinet with some very powerful backings from the Absolute Ensemble – a group who adds in plenty of woodwind and string elements of their own, which makes for a very explosive sense of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Marty EhrlichLong View ... CD
Enja, 2002. Used ... $4.99
A long form work in six parts with a large horn section that occassionally contracts to a much smaller group. Musicians include James Zollar on trumpet, Ned Rothenberg on alto sax and clarinet, Mark Feldman on violin, Wayne Horvitz on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Pheeroan AkLaff on drums. (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Ekrem & Gypsy Groovz with Dusko GoykovichRivers Of Happiness ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Ekrem Sajdic is joined here by the great Dusko Gokyovic – and the two of them blow together with a very bold approach, in the setting of the very striking Gypsy Groovz combo! The group have a sound that's way more grounded than you might guess from their gimmicky name – a ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Booker ErvinLament For Booker Ervin ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965/1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A compelling split album – both a performance by and a tribute to the legendary tenorist Booker Ervin – issued after his death, but also featuring a rare European performance from the 60s as well! The album features one long track by Booker – "Blues For You" – ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Bill Evans, Karin Krog, Archie Shepp, Bobby HutcheLive At The Festival ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A very interesting batch of tracks – one tune apiece by each of the artists named in the title, recorded between the years 1970 and 1973 at the Festival Ljublijana, in Yugoslavia. Bill Evans performs a long, and straight reading of Miles Davis' "Nardis" with a trio that includes ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Jenny Evans with Dusko GoykovichShiny Stockings ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great old-school vocal jazz album – not torchy 40s, but the kind of upbeat swinging style that you might find on a 60s record on labels like Prestige or Roulette – as singer Jenny Evans works with great small combo backing that keeps things nice and lean throughout, and balances her ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Art FarmerArt Farmer In Europe ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
Brilliant live work from Farmer – far-reaching, firey, and with a strong approach that differs it from most of his other recordings of the 70s! The set was recorded in Munich at a time when Farmer was working with pianist Fritz Pauer – a free-thinking modernist who cut some great ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Art FarmerSoul Eyes ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Never-failing genius from Art Farmer – recording here in his later years, and working in that long and open-ended mode we love so much! There's few trumpeters who could make a record like this work – but Farmer's got a tremendous ability to stretch out on longer tunes with well-crafted ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Art FarmerSoul Eyes (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... About May 26, 2021 (delayed)
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Never-failing genius from Art Farmer – recording here in his later years, and working in that long and open-ended mode we love so much! There's few trumpeters who could make a record like this work – but Farmer's got a tremendous ability to stretch out on longer tunes with well-crafted ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganBallads & Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A key 70s session from Tommy Flanagan – a record that showed that he was still one of the most fluid and soulful players of his generation! The album has Flanagan working only with the bass of George Mraz – in a drum-less format with even less structure than usual, a perfect setting ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganConfirmation ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Lovely lyrical sounds from Tommy Flanagan – a pianist who can be as deft as a bopper, but also bring in some richer currents of soul as well! Case in point is this great album from the late 70s – a time when Flanagan wasn't as much in the recording spotlight as the decade before, but a ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Tommy FlanaganGiant Steps – In Memory Of John Coltrane ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful little tribute to the late, great John Coltrane – served up as a piano trio session led by Tommy Flanagan, but done with a sense of power and imagination that rivals the strength of Trane's classics! All tracks here are originals by Coltrane, performed by Flanagan with a forceful ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Tommy FlanaganLet's – Play The Music Of Thad Jones ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $13.99
A great pairing of lyrical jazz talents – the piano of Tommy Flanagan and the compositions of Thad Jones – working together here perfectly, at a level that reminds us how great Thad's music can be in a more intimate mode! Tommy's got that amazing command of the keyboard here that's ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan/Red Mitchell/Elvin JonesSuper Session ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A well-titled super session from pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Elvin Jones – and one with a bit more sense of surprise than similar all-star trio outings from the 80s! There's a looseness here that's a good antidote to some of the more tightly-produced Japanese ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Michael FormanekExtended Animation ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1991. New Copy ... $16.99
Lots of sharp sounds here – bold angles and tones from a group that includes Tim Berne on alto and baritone sax, Mark Feldman on violin, Wayne Krantz on guitar, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums – all led by bassist Michael Formanek, whose deeper tones have this guiding force that seems to ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Michael FormanekWide Open Spaces ... CD
Enja, 1990. New Copy ... $16.99
An unusual album from bassist Michael Formanek, served up in songs of varying length – many quite short, but working together as a whole to really live up to the wide open spaces of the title! Formanek's got a nice bounce in his bass at times, but balances things out with freer runs too ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Don FriedmanComposer – Live At Jazz Baltica Salzau ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don Friedman's a pianist, and one who's given us some great trio records over the years – but here, he's acting as a composer as well, and is set up in a nicely different setting! The album features a core group with Martin Wind on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums, augmented by a string ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Satoko FujiiToward To West ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1998. New Copy ... $16.99
Pianist Satoko Fujii has a really unique touch on the piano here – free lines that are very much in a Cecil Taylor side of the spectrum, but also often handled with a much lighter approach – so that there's these fleeting, scattered sounds that keep exploding from the instrument – ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Satoko Fujii OrchestraFuture Of The Past ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $16.99
Pianist Satoko Fujii is at the helm of a larger group here, but one that still follows some of the freer, looser sense of her smaller group recordings! There's a nicely resonant sense of sound going on – almost a clash between instruments at times, mixed with more harmonious moments at ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Hal GalperNow Hear This ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic stuff – one of pianist Hal Galper's best non-electric sets of the 70s! Galper's working here with a quartet – playing piano in a group that includes Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Cecil McBee on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all astounding players who really make the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Hal GalperSpeak With A Single Voice (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from pianist Hal Galper – a set that's strong not only for his own great work on piano, but also for returning the Brecker Brothers to a straighter jazz world, during a time when they were turning out tight jazz funk records on their own! Both the tenor of Michael ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Hal Galper with Jerry BergonziJust Us ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $16.99
The trio of pianist Hal Galper gets some great guest work here from tenorist Jerry Bergonzi – a rich-toned player who really seems to bring out a different vibe in Hal's music! Galper's touch on the keys seems to be extra-dexterous here – really spinning out these long, lively lines ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie & The United Nations OrchestraDizzy Gillespie & The United Nations Orchestra – Live At The Royal Festival Hall, London ... CD
Enja, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later live work from Dizzy Gillespie – working in London here with a very hip ensemble! We're not entirely sure of the date, but given the skinny ties on a few of the players, we're guessing it's from that 80s stretch when Dizzy was still going strong – working in a great mix of Latin ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Dusko GoykovichAfter Hours (aka Ten To Two Blues) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare Spanish session from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – and easily one of the most soulful albums he ever recorded! The set's got a warm, laidback vibe – very much in keeping with the title and cover image – as Dusko blows some great open-ended solos with rhythm from the trio of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dusko GoykovichBebop City ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – and one that has a hell of a lot more to offer than the simple "bebop" promise of the title! Sure, there's something of a bop approach to a few of the tunes – but overall, the album's a myriad of colors, tones, and pulsating ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dusko GoykovichBrandenberg Concert – Dusko Goykovich With Strings ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest trumpeters on the European scene of the past few decades – heard here in a completely sublime setting! Dusko Goykovich has played in many styles and many ways, but hasn't ever done a date with full strings before – a long-overdue placement for his wonderful tone on ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dusko GoykovichIn My Dreams ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dreamy little set from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – one that focuses on his overlooked talents for laidback ballads – as you might guess from the cover and title! Dusko plays both trumpet and flugelhorn on the record, often with this spacious approach to soloing that's not unlike Art ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dusko GoykovichSamba Do Mar ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2004. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A whole new chapter in the career of trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – and a beautiful one at that! The set has Dusko playing a set of bossa-inspired tunes – working with a quartet that includes guitar, bass, and drums – in a warmly chromatic style that reminds us a lot of the classic ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dusko GoykovichSamba Tzigane ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful Brazilian-tinged jazz from the legendary Dusko Goykovich – one of the best new albums we've heard from the European trumpeter in a long time, and one of the few that really lives up to the cross-cultural genius of his key albums from many years back! As you'd guess from the title, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dusko GoykovichSoul Connection ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An extremely soulful session from European trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – recorded in the US with a lineup that can't miss! The core rhythm trio features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – and the great Jimmy Heath joins Dusko on the frontline for ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Dusko Goykovich with Nathan Davis & Mal WaldronSwinging Macedonia ... LP
Enja/Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A legendary German session from the 60s – and a record that really showcases the unusual criss-crossing of modes that was going on in the European scene at the time! There's a very strong MPS vibe here – as trumpeter Dusko Goykovich leads a swinging sextet that includes Nathan Davis on ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dusko Goykovich with Nathan Davis & Mal WaldronSwinging Macedonia ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary German session from the 60s – and a record that really showcases the unusual criss-crossing of modes that was going on in the European scene at the time! There's a very strong MPS vibe here – as trumpeter Dusko Goykovich leads a swinging sextet that includes Nathan Davis on ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Eddie HarrisDancing By A Rainbow ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $16.99
A lovely later set from Eddie Harris – proof that his groove was still going strong years after his bigger fame on the scene! The set here features all original work by Eddie – some titles we know from classic albums, but a few others we don't easily recognize – all of which work ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Eddie Harris Funk ProjectListen Here! ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... $9.99
Features Eddie Harris on tenor sax, piano, reed trumpet, organ, and vocals – with Ronald Muldrow on guitar, Ray Peterson on bass, and Norman Fearrington on drums. (Jazz) CD
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Hampton Hawes, Cecil McBee, Roy HaynesLive At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Vol 1 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A hell of a great live set from pianist Hampton Hawes – thanks especially to the other members of the trio! Hawes is at his free, open, 70s best on the piano – but bassist Cecil McBee really takes the record to the next level – spinning out these amazing lines that are as ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Hampton Hawes, Cecil McBee, Roy HaynesLive At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Vol 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A hell of a great live set from pianist Hampton Hawes – thanks especially to the other members of the trio! Hawes is at his free, open, 70s best on the piano – but bassist Cecil McBee really takes the record to the next level – spinning out these amazing lines that are as ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Sachi Hayasaka & Stir Up2.26 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The group here is named Stir Up, and that's definitely what they do alongside the soprano and alto of Sachi Hayasaka – often hitting these full, intense passages of sound – sometimes free, sometimes more rhythmic – served up with a lineup that includes Tatsuya Sato on tenor, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Joe HendersonBarcelona ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Pretty darn beautiful work from Joe Henderson – much freer than just about any other record of his we can think of! The album is a trio session – with Joe blowing freely on tenor in the front, backing from bass and drums – and the centerpiece of the set is the track "Barcelon ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Joe HendersonBarcelona ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Pretty darn beautiful work from Joe Henderson – much freer than just about any other record of his we can think of! The album is a trio session – with Joe blowing freely on tenor in the front, backing from bass and drums – and the centerpiece of the set is the track "Barcelon ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Fred HerschPoint In Time ... CD
Enja, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fred Hersch on piano, Drew Gress on bass, Tom Rainey on drums, Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, and Dave Douglas on trumpet. (Jazz) CD
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Antoine HerveInvention Is You ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $16.99
Pianist Antoine Herve unlocks all sorts of great colors here – working with a quintet, but almost as if he's summoning up the sonic possibilities of a much larger ensemble – a testament to the fluid strengths of all the players in the group as much as it is Antoine's lead! Other ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Terumasa HinoVibrations ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Pretty strong stuff from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a session recorded during that early 70s period when he was really finding a new sense of openness in his music, which includes records like this – a meeting with a strong set of European avant players! The tracks are long, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Makiko HirabayashiMakiko ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautifully bright album from pianist Makiko Hirabayashi – served up with all the sense of color you might expect from the cover – and swung nicely with help from Klavs Hovman on bass and Marilyn Mazur on drums! At times, the vibe is a bit like some of Mazur's albums with pianists ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Freddie HubbardOutpost ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1981. Sealed ... $18.99
One of the best recordings from Freddie Hubbard's "back to basics" stretch in the early 80s – a time when Freddie returned to a strongly acoustic jazz mode after a mostly electric 70s! The record still has Freddie stretching out on the longer tracks he got used to during the CTI ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Freddie HubbardOutpost ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best recordings from Freddie Hubbard's "back to basics" stretch in the early 80s – a time when Freddie returned to a strongly acoustic jazz mode after a mostly electric 70s! The record still has Freddie stretching out on the longer tracks he got used to during the CTI ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Abdullah IbrahimMindif ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
A great set that features Abdullah Ibrahim's soundtrack music for the 1988 Clair Denis film Chocolat – some of his best group recordings of the 80s! The feel here is a bit more African-styled than usual – even for Ibrahim – with strong use of reeds to inflect the tunes with the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)Dream Time ... LP
Enja (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful solo piano work from Abdullah Ibrahim – a later set that's got a different vibe than some of his earlier material in the format, in a way that shows the continuing evolution of his sound! There's a gentleness here that we might not have heard back in the 70s – a quality that ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abdullah Ibrahim TrioYarona ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautifully sensitive set from Abdullah Ibrahim – recorded live at the Village Vanguard, and with an open, lyrical sound that almost seems to recall some of Bill Evans' magical moments in the venue! Ibrahim's quite a different player, of course – but there's an open, exploratory ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Maria Joao & Aki TakaseLooking For Love ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maria Joao is one of the most unique vocal talents in jazz – a singer who's partly inspired by the new freedoms of the more experimental female jazz vocalists of the 70s, but one who also draws a lot from the hippest Brazilian singers too! There's an approach here that mixes together Sheila ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Elvin JonesLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Prime post-Coltrane material from Elvin Jones – featuring his "power trio" style of operation, with one great sax player out front, and Jones kicking it in the back with the bass player! In this case, the sax player is George Coleman – who's really finding a voice of his own ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Elvin JonesYoungblood ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
Plenty of young blood here – a trio of powerful horn players who really make the set stand out nicely! Elvin Jones proves once again that his ear for a horn is almost as great as his work on the drums – and having chosen the trumpet of Nicholas Payton, and tenors of Javon Jackson and ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Elvin Jones/Takehisa TanakaWhen I Was At Aso Mountain ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. Used ... $18.99
Elvin Jones introduces Japanese pianist Takehisa Tanaka to a larger audience – giving him a perfect setting with a quartet format that also includes Cecil McBee on bass Sonny Fortune on flute and tenor sax! Tanaka's style is a bit laidback – spacious, but sometimes a bit wispy, even ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Oliver JonesNorthern Summit ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $16.99
Pianist Oliver Jones takes a page here from the book of Canadian countryman Oscar Peterson – and works here in a drum-less trio, with beautifully well-rounded support from Red Mitchell on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar! Jones is definitely his own sort of stylist on the keys, but the setting ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Wayne KrantzSignals ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $16.99
Guitarist Wayne Krantz opens up here in many modes – always with that richly chromatic style of his playing, but sometimes in full-on fusion numbers, sometimes solo, and sometimes somewhere in between! The record is full of those raspy tones that Krantz always does so well, and is balanced ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Karin KrogWhere You At ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautiful return to form for singer Karin Krog – one of our favorite jazz vocalists ever! The album's got Karin singing to arrangements and backing from pianist Steve Kuhn, a wonderful talent for a set like this, and a songwriter who's contributed some really wonderful tunes to the ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Marc LevinSocial Sketches ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Marc Levin is maybe best known for one famous album of avant jazz recorded for the Savoy label in the 60s – but he's equally stunning here in a mid 70s set that got little circulation at the time, but which is a key part of Levin's under-recorded legacy as a leader! The approach is very open ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ David LiebmanOpal Heart ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An unusual Australian session from reedman Dave Liebman – one that features some wonderful contributions from the great Mike Nock on piano! Nock's bold, rich sense of sound is a great pairing with Liebman's work on tenor and soprano sax – and a number of the cuts have a vibe that's ... (Jazz) read more CD
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