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✨✧ Pepper AdamsJulian (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Pepper AdamsTwelfth & Pingree ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
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
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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Ray AndersonIt Just So Happens ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1987. Used ... $11.99
With Stanton Davis on trumpet, Perry Robinson on clarinet, Bob Stewart on tuba, Mark Dresser on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1988. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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 ... Out Of Stock
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 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
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✨✧ Chet BakerStrollin ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Banda Citta Ruvo Di Puglia & OthersLa Banda – Traditional Italian Banda/Banda & Jazz ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1997. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A split album that features the Banda Citta Ruvo Di Puglia performing tracks by Verdi, Bizet, Bellini, and Puccini – plus a more contemporary group with Willem Breuker, Michel Godard, and Gianluigi Trovesi performing three originals and "Sacra Romana Rota" by Nino Rota. (Jazz) CD
(Still sealed. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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 ... $13.99
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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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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Louisa BeyTurning Me Jazz ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2009. Used ... $4.99
(Vocalists) CD
(Mark through digipack barcode.)

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✨✧ Ed BlackwellWhat It Be Like? – Ed Blackwell Project Vol 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the last recordings made by Ed Blackwell before his early passing in 1992 – an Oakland live date recorded with an excellent lineup that includes Graham Haynes on cornet, Carlos Ward on alto and flute, Mark Helias on bass, and a bit of guest trumpet from Don Cherry! The style here is ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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✨✧ Ed BlackwellWhat It Is – Ed Blackwell Project Vol 1 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the last recordings made by Ed Blackwell before his early passing in 1992 – an Oakland live date recorded with an excellent lineup that includes Graham Haynes on cornet, Carlos Ward on alto and flute, and Mark Helias on bass – working without any piano, at a level that maybe ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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Arthur BlytheHipmotism ... CD
Enja, 1991. Used ... $9.99
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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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
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Dollar BrandAfrican Space Program ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(German Enja pressing. Spine has a cutout notch.)
Also available African Space Program ... CD 16.99

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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)Africa – Tears & Laughter (Enja) ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner.)
Also available Africa – Tears & Laughter ... CD 16.99

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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/Johnny DyaniGood News From Africa ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Roy BrooksDuet In Detroit ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983/1984/1987/1989. New Copy ... $13.99
Seminal work from the Detroit underground of the 80s – 4 sets of duets recorded by drummer Roy Brooks, each with a different hip player! The material was recorded over the course of 4 different performances in 4 different years – but the album has a really unified feel in the way that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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✨✧ Roman BunkaColor Me Cairo ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Roman Bunka on oud and guitar, Fathy Salama on piano and duff, Hosam Shakir on kanoon and duff, Khaled Goma on tabla and duff, and Malachi Favors on bass. (Jazz) CD

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Mike Clark & Paul JacksonFunk Stops Here ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ClineSilencer ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... About November 17, 2021 (delayed)
An early date as a leader for guitarist Nels Cline – done with lots of rich tones and hues, of the sort that his generation really helped bring to jazz guitar! There's some echoes here of the previous ECM range of players, but Cline's also got a sharper focus at points too – still ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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✨✧ Marty CookRed White Black & Blue ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
Trombonist Marty Cook may not be the biggest name in jazz – but here, he works at the head of a quintet of top-shelf heavyweights, all of whom really serve up something special under his leadership! The great Jim Pepper is in the group on tenor and soprano sax, and Mal Waldron is on piano ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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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
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Barbara DennerleinThat's Me ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyStockholm Sessions (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyVintage Dolphy ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1962/1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1963 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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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 EhrlichSide By Side ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Frank Lacy on trombone, Wayne Horvitz on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans, Karin Krog, Archie Shepp, Bobby HutcheLive At The Festival ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Jenny Evans with Dusko GoykovichShiny Stockings ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $13.99
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
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Art FarmerArt Farmer In Europe ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Art FarmerSoul Eyes ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... 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
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Tommy FlanaganConfirmation ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganLet's – Play The Music Of Thad Jones ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan/Red Mitchell/Elvin JonesSuper Session ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1980. Sealed ... Temporarily 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 LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, on Inner City.)

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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
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Michael FormanekLow Profile ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $16.99
Features Marty Ehrlich on reeds, Tim Berne on saxophones, Dave Douglas on turmpet, Ku-Umba Frank Lacy on trombone, Salvatore Bonafede on piano, Michael Formanek on bass, and Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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Michael FormanekNature Of The Beast ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... $16.99
Bassist Michael Formanek really has a way of creating his own sort of magic when he's the leader of a group – working with a fresh vision that not only puts his instrument very forward in the mix, but which also seems to open up the best sides of his well-chosen bandmates! Here, the lineup ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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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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✨✧ David FriedmanFutures Passed (Enja) ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from vibist Dave Friedman – a set that really lives up to the promise we sometimes expect from other records of his, but never find this clearly! Friedman plays both marimba and vibes – the latter with this bold, chromatic quality ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing – still sealed! Cover has a bit of wear along the top seam, and one bottom corner has some light staining, which might rub off when the shrink is removed.)

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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
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)
Also available Toward To West ... CD 9.99

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Satoko FujiiToward To West ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2000. Used ... $9.99
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
(Out of print, original Enja pressing. Still sealed!)
Also available Toward To West ... CD 16.99

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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 ... $13.99
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 ... 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
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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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/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... About November 17, 2021 (delayed)
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
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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 ... $13.99
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 ... $16.99
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 ... 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 Goykovich with Nathan Davis & Mal WaldronSwinging Macedonia ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
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 CD
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✨✧ Dusko Goykovich with Nathan Davis & Mal WaldronSwinging Macedonia ... LP
Enja/Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... 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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie HarrisDancing By A Rainbow ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1995. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisDancing By A Rainbow ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 HarrisThere Was A Time – Echo Of Harlem ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1990. Used ... $11.99
Eddie Harris on tenor saxophone, Cecil McBee on bass, Kenny Barron on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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Billy Hart TrioLive At The Cafe Damberd ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautiful trio date from Billy Hart – one that has the famous drummer joined in a trio by two younger players – bassist Martin Zenker and tenorist Johannes Enders! The mix of drums, bass, and tenor is really compelling right from the get-go – and the bass and drums are ... (Jazz) read more 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 ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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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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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✨✧ Jon HendricksCloudburst ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mixed bag of tracks from Jon Hendricks – but with some really great moments! The set was recorded in Germany in 1972, and it features Jon running through a variety of styles to please the crowd – some of them blusey, some of them straight readings of older numbers – but on a ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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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 ... $13.99
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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✨✧ Terumasa HinoVibrations (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Enja/Globe (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- ... 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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Globe, with top obi!)

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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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✨✧ Abdullah IbrahimMindif ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 IbrahimWater From An Ancient Well ... CD
Ekapa/Enja (Germany), 1985. Used ... $14.99
A real standout for Dollar Brand – and one of those few records that features him letting loose with a slightly larger jazz group – in this case a septet of American players that features some great horn work by Ricky Ford on tenor, Carlos Ward on alto, Charles Davis on baritone, and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, 90s Enja pressing.)

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Abdullah Ibrahim & EkayaAfrican River ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the great larger group recordings that pianist Abdullah Ibrahim gave us in the 80s – from a moment when he was able to use added horns to really expand that amazing sense of color and rhythm he'd brought to his music on earlier trio recordings! There's a sense of musical vision here ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)Dream Time ... LP
Enja (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Bobby JonesHill Country Suite ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Reedman Bobby Jones is a player who hardly ever got to record as a leader – but one who always managed to really move our soul when he did! This album may well be Bobby's masterpiece – a record that features his tenor, plus a bit of clarinet, in an open trio setting with Freddie Waits ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Elvin JonesLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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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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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✨✧ Karin KrogWhere You At? ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Abbey LincolnAbbey Sings Billie – Live At The UJC Vol 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Abbey Lincoln takes on the legacy of Billie Holiday – in a strong live set recorded with a small group at the end of the 80s! The setting's a bit more relaxed here than on some of Abbey's other albums of the period – a bit looser and sometimes more languid, but only in the best sort of ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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✨✧ Junior ManceAt Town Hall – Vol 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful setting for the piano of Junior Mance – not a trio date, but a live session with a quartet – and one that features some very strong contributions from Houston Person on tenor! The vibe is almost more like some of Person's records of the time, but handled with a bit ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Junior ManceNadja ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1998. New Copy ... $16.99
Later work from pianist Junior Mance, but a set that's every bit as in the pocket as his classics from the 60s – proof that even when the market doesn't pay attention to jazz piano greats as strong as before, the players themselves keep on burning with a fire that's undeniable! The group ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Albert Mangelsdorff & Lee KonitzArt Of The Duo ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic showcase for these two modern jazz giants – sublime trombone sounds from Albert Mangelsdorff, perfectly paired with the alto sax of Lee Konitz – all at a level that makes the album one of the best from both players at the time! The session was actually a late MPS effort, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Albert Mangelsdorff & Lee KonitzArt Of The Duo ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic showcase for these two modern jazz giants – sublime trombone sounds from Albert Mangelsdorff, perfectly paired with the alto sax of Lee Konitz – all at a level that makes the album one of the best from both players at the time! The session was actually a late MPS effort, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Albert Mangelsdorff/Masahiko Sato/Peter Warren/AllSpontaneous ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Definite spontaneous sounds from the great Albert Mangelsdorff – a set that has the trombonist working alongside the up-and-coming Japanese pianist Masahiko Sato, who also plays some ring modulator on the album! Sato's almost the driving force here – although that role might also go to ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Charlie MarianoTango Para Charlie ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... $16.99
Quite an interesting project from reedman Charlie Mariano – a record that shows that his search for new creative settings never ends! As you'd guess from the title, there's a bit of a tango inspiration to the record, but in a format that's very different than most tango jazz – as the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Cecil McBeeMusic From The Source ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few albums issued as a leader by bassist Cecil McBee – and like all of the rest, a really amazing record that showcases the visionary talent that often made McBee such a key part of other folks' groups! The tracks are long and spiritual, but with slight avant leanings – and ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Cecil McBeeMusic From The Source (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Enja/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums issued as a leader by bassist Cecil McBee – and like all of the rest, a really amazing record that showcases the visionary talent that often made McBee such a key part of other folks' groups! The tracks are long and spiritual, but with slight avant leanings – and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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