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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $3.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker In New York ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerOnce Upon A Summertime ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Long, open-ended later work from Chet Baker – the kind of album that still had him working out interesting ideas in his music! The group features Harold Danko on piano, Greg Herbert on tenor, Ron Carter on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – on cuts that include "ESP", "Shifti ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Tony Bennett/Bill EvansTony Bennett Bill Evans Album ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1975. Used ... $2.99
If you've ever doubted the real jazz sensibility of Tony Bennett, then this is an album to change your mind – because Tony's working here in a marvelously unadorned setting – with only the piano of Bill Evans to back him up! The record's a rare gem from years after Bennett was cracking ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyKyoto ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the best of the non-Blue Note Blakey sides from the early 60s – and an excellent outing from the sextet version of the Jazz Messengers that included Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, and Reggie Workman! The format here is a big tighter than some of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print – and still sealed!)

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✨✧ Art Blakey's Jazz MessengersUgetsu – Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Art Blakey's best non-Blue Note albums of the 60s – a hard-wailing live set that fully exploits the best talents of the six-piece version of the Jazz Messengers! The group here is that tremendous sextet that featured Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wayne Shorter ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Ugetsu – Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 28.99

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Paul BleyIntroducing Paul Bley (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Debut/OJC, 1953. Used ... $4.99
The earliest work on record from pianist Paul Bley – the Canadian modernist who'd become much better known for his more experimental work in later years, but who's heard here in a slightly straighter trio set! Even at this early point, though, Bley's talents are amazing – sharp-edged ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Clifford BrownClifford Brown Quartet In Paris ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to get work by Clifford Brown – 1953 recordings originally done in Europe for the Vogue label! Brown's working here in front of a Parisian trio that features Henri Renaud, Pierre Michelot, and Benny Bennett. There's 12 tracks in all, with multiple takes of "I Can Dream, Can't I?&qu ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Brubeck & Bill SmithNear Myth (CDr pressing) ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1961. Used ... $7.99
Titles include "By Jupiter", "The Unihorn", "Pan's Pipes", "Siren Song", and "Baggin The Dragon". (Jazz) CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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Ralph BurnsBijou ... CD
Period/OJC, 1955. Used ... $5.99
Amazing small group work from Ralph Burns – a real standout, given the amount of his larger ensemble sessions in the 50s! The album features Burns on piano – overdubbed on some tracks – working with a combo that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Clyde Lombardi on bass, and Osie ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterSwingin' The 20s ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Benny Carter swings material from the 20s – but the results are a lot better than you might expect! We'll be honest in saying that the cover and theme of this one always made us figure the record was some sort of "old timey" affair – but Benny's surprisingly cool on the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Please Note – CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Buddy ColletteMan Of Many Parts ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBahia ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album issued in the years after John Coltrane left the Prestige Records label – but a set that includes some very compelling sounds from the early years, really showing the tenorist in a strongly spiritual transition! Coltrane plays tenor throughout, and the record also features the Red ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Bahia ... LP 69.99

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John ColtraneBlack Pearls ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful name for a beautiful record – a classic set of hardbop material from John Coltrane's early years as a leader – and a session that has him working with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The album's got a beautifully ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneCattin' With Coltrane & Quinichette ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $7.99
A great meeting of tenor sax talents old and young – as the up-and-coming John Coltrane plays alongside Paul "Vice Pres" Quinichette – in a classic Prestige session of well-blown saxophone work! The rhythm section on the album features Mal Waldron on piano, Julian Euell on ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Cattin' With Coltrane & Quinichette ... LP 14.99

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John ColtraneDakar ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneParis Concert ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great addition to the live material the John Coltrane Quartet recorded for Impulse Records in the early 60s – long, live tracks from a Parisian concert, with performances that are extremely long and open-ended! The group isn't totally free – as free as they'd be on some of their ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneSettin' The Pace ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
4 long tracks with plenty of room to roam around – a perfect setting for a young John Coltrane to demonstrate his distinctly different approach to the tenor sax! The album's one of Trane's key classics for Prestige – a quartet side that features backing by the trio of Red Garland on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob CooperCoop – The Music of Bob Cooper ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A tremendous early album from this west coast tenorist – really breaking out here in a smaller group setting than usual! Coop plays tenor, in a group with Victor Feldman on vibes, Loy Levy on piano, Frank Rosolino on tormbone, and Mel Lewis on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing.)

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Curtis CounceCarl's Blues ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $19.99
A seminal session of LA hardbop – featuring a great group that includes Gerald Wilson, Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, Frank Butler, and pianist Carl Perkins, the unique talent who had a strange way of playing the keys (sideways!), and who died shortly after the recording of this set. As the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Curtis CounceSonority ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956/1958. Used ... $18.99
Classic west coast soul jazz – recorded in 2 different sessions in the mid 50s, both under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce, but not issued until 1989. The first bunch of tracks was recorded in 1956, and features Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, and Carl Perkins – on the tracks "S ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny CrissUp, Up & Away ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1967. Used ... $9.99
A fantastically beautiful album that strongly proves the old jazz adage "It's not the song, but the singer"! The "singer" in this case is alto player Sonny Criss – and the songs are a middle of the road batch of compositions, like "Sunny", "Willow Weep For ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tadd Dameron with John ColtraneMating Call ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $6.99
A sublime early set from John Coltrane – and one of Tadd Dameron's greatest moments on record ever! The session's a laidback quartet one – with John Simmons on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, completing the group with Dameron on piano and Trane on tenor – all coming together ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBags Groove ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $5.99
Classic Miles Davis from that pivotal year of 1954 – featuring work from 2 different sessions, both of them great! The title track on the album is a key reading of "Bag's Groove", presented here in two versions, both recorded by a quintet that includes Milt "Bags" Jackson ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisCookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A seminal session from the team of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – not nearly as "cookin" (at least in a blowing session way) as you might guess from the title, but instead a beautiful example of the lyrically modern explorations the pair created together! Rhythm is by the trio ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisWorkin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the four essential quintet sides Miles Davis cut for Prestige in the mid 50s – all modern jazz classics by anyone's measure, along with Steamin', Relaxin' and Cookin'. These quintet sides established Davis and John Coltrane as a significant force to be reckoned with, and helped set ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $4.99
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondPaul Desmond Quintet/Quartet (Desmond/Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott) ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key look at the early career of alto genius Paul Desmond – work recorded in the 50s away from the company of Dave Brubeck – a real rarity for the time! The first 8 tracks on the set are from the unique Desmond album – a session that features 4 tracks with Paul in a quintet with ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 2 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOut There ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Eric DolphyOutward Bound ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Eric Dolphy & Booker LittleMemorial Album – Recorded Live At The Five Spot ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... $5.99
Part 3 to the Five Spot recordings from Eric Dolphy – issued here as a "memorial" to Booker Little, even though Little was still alive for the recording! The album features especially searing work from Dolphy, and was part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny DorhamThis Is The Moment – Kenny Dorham Sings & Plays ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $14.99
An unusual little session for Kenny Dorham – one in which he sings as well as plays trumpet – perhaps taking a page out of Chet Baker's book, but with a completely different approach! The group features Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Charlie Persip on drums – who is ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Harry EdisonEdison's Lights ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Harry Sweets Edison & Eddie Lockjaw DavisSimply Sweets ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The sweet and the raw – the trumpet of Harry Sweets Edison and the tenor of Eddie Lockjaw Davis – brought together here in a standout small group session for Pablo! The set's got an unusual element in that it features some electric bass from Harvey Newmark – who plays in an ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Please note: disc has a few marks but plays fine.)
Also available Simply Sweets ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Teddy EdwardsGood Gravy (Contemporary) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Teddy Edwards at his best – set up in a simple group that lets the album focus on his tremendous tone and well-chosen solo formations! The album's got a subtle brilliance that's evident from the very first note – a way of putting Teddy over that's never forced, but which also has a lot ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non- ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansExplorations ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Bill Evans trio with Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums – a near-perfect lineup that forever raise the bar for jazz piano expression! The title here is certainly apt – because even though many of the tunes are shortish, Evans has a sense of exploration in the way he's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansHow My Heart Sings ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Magical music from the very first note – the kind of record you need to hear if you've ever doubted the genius of Bill Evans! The sound here is subtle, and supple – but still often more revolutionary than that of the countless albums it inspired in years to come – and Evans is ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bill EvansInterplay ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $5.99
A real standout in the Bill Evans catalog for Riverside – and that's saying a lot, given how important all of his Riverside albums are! The session's a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Interplay ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansMoonbeams ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $5.99
A very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz (20 bit remaster – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Still sealed, includes slipcase)

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Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $5.99
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansTokyo Concert ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great live date from Bill Evans – one of his essential sides of the 70s, even if you've already got a bunch of other Evans live material! We know what you're thinking: "Do I have this one? Seems to be a lot of tunes here that I've got on other Evans recordings." But take it ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bill EvansWaltz For Debby (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $3.99
An incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gil EvansGil Evans & Ten ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $6.99
Fantastic early work from Gil Evans – emerging here in this early session as an already far-thinking modernist. The tracks are shorter and less ambitious than some of Evans' work on Impulse, but the group is excellent – and even in a shorter format, the conception of the work still ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganOverseas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic early trio album from pianist Tommy Flanagan – a set that was originally recorded overseas by Metronome Records, hence the title – and part of a long tradition of Tommy making some of his best music for non-US labels! Flanagan's already a hell of a craftsman here on the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Frank FosterSoul Outing! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stormin! Tenorist Frank Foster is best known to the world for his years and years of work with Count Basie, but take it from us – his solo albums from the late 60's are waaaay better than his Basie work, and they're also some of our favorite jazz sides of all time! This rare album features ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, tray card has a small cutout mark on the spine.)

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✨✧ Don FriedmanFlashback ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nothing "flashback" about this one – because the record's about as in-the-moment as you could be for jazz piano in the early 60s! Don Friedman's a really tremendous player at this point in his career – a sometimes unsung hero in the space between Bill Evans and Keith ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Red GarlandGroovy ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Long tracks and plenty of room to move around – a perfect setting for the classic sound of the Red Garland Trio on Prestige! Despite the title, the album's not so much groovy as it is lyrically beautiful and filled with sensitivity – a key bridge between piano players of the mainstream ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Red GarlandManteca (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $9.99
One of the best by Red Garland for Prestige – a totally cooking record that features some great added conga work from Ray Barretto! Ray's presence really helps the record live up to its Latin-styled title – and Garland's usual trio with Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Manteca ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Red Garland with Ray BarrettoRojo ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Red Garland's really cooking on this late 50s set – thanks to some added conga work from Ray Barretto on most of the album's tracks – and that great little groove that Barretto's percussion brought to some other soul jazz cookers like this from the time! Garland still gets plenty of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonTower Of Power! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... $6.99
Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power by this point – as his lengthy 60s stay in Europe helped him to work work work, and season his playing considerably – to a point at which he emerged as a masterful soloist far beyond the limits of his early bop recordings! This session ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Honi GordonHoni Gordon Sings ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... $13.99
An excellent – and obscure – session of female vocals from the 50s! Singer Honi Gordon was part of a harmony group, The Gordons, who sung with Charles Mingus briefly in the 50s – and that modernist tradition is kept strongly in this, her one solo LP. The record's got some ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Out of print, spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Tiny GrimesCallin' The Blues (blue cover) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of early soul jazz guitar work from Tiny Grimes – a player better known for his work in an R&B vein, but an excellent jazz-based talent on this tasty session! Tiny's working here with a group that includes Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor and Ray Bryant on piano, in a mode that ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Tiny Grimes & Coleman HawkinsBlues Groove (CDr pressing) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $7.99
An unlikely meeting of talents – but a fantastic one too – and easily one of the most striking dates in the catalogs of both players! Given the bluesy, gritty sounds usually heard from Tiny Grimes guitar, we'd hardly expect him to share a record date with tenorist Coleman Hawkins ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Al HaigAl Haig Trios & Sextets ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1949/1954. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herbie HarperJazz In Hollywood ... CD
Nocturne/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little package that features two rare 10" albums by trombonist Herbie Harper – both issued by the short-lived Nocturne label in the 50s! Harper's sound here is totally great – a tightly-crafted approach to his instrument that rivals that of some of his more famous ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Barry HarrisMagnificent! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... $7.99
Subtle genius from pianist Barry Harris – an overlooked 60s set that showcases both Barry's tighter bop leanings and his even more wonderful lyrical side! The session's recorded with a relaxed energy that points the way towards freer Harris sides in years to come – but also still has ... (Jazz) read more CD
(German pressing.)

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✨✧ Barry HarrisPreminado ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
An album that's as evocative as its title – one that features a young Barry Harris stepping out with the kind of sound that first got him noticed right away! There's a bit of a bop influence in the way he hits the keys on the set, but the overall approach is often more lyrically soulful ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesBird Song ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956/1958. Used ... $11.99
A rare slice of 50s work from pianist Hampton Hawes – material recorded during his initial strong run for Contemporary Records, but unissued until many years later! The album allows a chance to hear Hamp away from his better-known trio of the period – and some of the tracks feature ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hampton HawesHere & Now ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1965. Used ... $15.99
Brilliant work from that hip 60s period when Hampton Hawes was really stretching out his sound – building on his already-great style of the 50s, by adding in more complex lines and unusual tones – creating far more depth in his music than ever before! In a way, there's a bit of a Bill ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins All Stars ... CD
Prestige/Swingville/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not the sprawling session you'd usually get from a record with "all stars" in the title, and instead a tight small group record that features Coleman Hawkins at his later best! The setting is an outwardly trad one – recorded for the Swingville label with Joe Thomas on trumpet and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jimmy HeathQuota ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from a player who never ceases to please us! Even at this early point in his career, Jimmy Heath had a soulful hipness that you'd be hard pressed to find in another musician – working with a vision of soul jazz that most other players wouldn't hip to until the 70s. Jimmy ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe HendersonJoe Henderson In Japan ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1971. Used ... $9.99
An excellent rare session from Joe – recorded in Japan, and featuring the kind of electric piano grooves that work great with his sweet reed sound of the early 70s. The group's a Japanese trio, with Motohiko Hino on drums, and Hideo Ichikawa on electric piano – and the cuts all have ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Elmo HopeElmo Hope Trio (Contemporary) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Elmo Hope's best trio sessions from the west coast – and a record that really showcases on his skills as a writer as much as a player! The session features 7 original compositions, plus one standard – all done in a complex, modern mode by Hope with a trio that includes the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Elmo Hope Trio (Contemporary) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Elmo HopeFinal Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
Specialty/OJC, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last work ever recorded by pianist Elmo Hope – one of the most brilliant modernist talents of his generation, right up there with Monk and Herbie Nichols for sheer inventiveness. We've always loved the long sinuous lines he spun on piano, though Hope spent most of his career in obscurity ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Elmo HopeFinal Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Specialty/OJC, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last work ever recorded by pianist Elmo Hope – one of the most brilliant modernist talents of his generation, right up there with Monk and Herbie Nichols for sheer inventiveness. We've always loved the long sinuous lines he spun on piano, though Hope spent most of his career in obscurity ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Freddie Hubbard & Oscar PetersonFace To Face ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Freddie Hubbard's very much in a back-to-basics mode at this point in his career – and what better place to go back to basics than at the Pablo label, where Freddie's working in an acoustic mode with the Oscar Peterson combo! The style is a far cry from Hubbard's electric records of the 70s ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Milt JacksonNight Mist ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1981. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Ray BrownMontreux 77 – Milt Jackson/Ray Brown Jam ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... $4.99
The team of Milt Jackson and Ray Brown was one of the greatest ideas in jazz to come out of the 60s – and by the time of this late 70s concert, the pair were still going strong together! As you'll see in the set, Milt and Ray do a great job on stage together – working through material ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Milt Jackson/Ray Brown/Mickey Roker/Joe PassAll Too Soon – Quadrant Toasts Duke Ellington ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1980. Used ... $9.99
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(Disc has some light marks but plays fine.)

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✨✧ Willis JacksonLegends Of Acid Jazz – Keep On A Blowin'/Thunderbird ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1959/1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Heavy tenor from Willis Jackson – two early 60s killers for Prestige, back to back on a single CD! First up is Keep On A Blowin – an album that has hard wailin' soul jazz solos by Brother Jack McDuff on organ and Wild Bill Jennings on guitar! Those two, plus Gator, make up the core of ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Carmell JonesJay Hawk Talk ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great record by one of our favorite trumpet players – and one of those albums on Prestige that are darn hard to track down! Carmell Jones recorded this album after playing with Horace Silver and before leaving for exile in Europe (where he later recorded some great music with Nathan Davis) ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Elvin JonesElvin! ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very interesting early session for Elvin, and one that's filled with lots of warm lyrical moments – nicely laid down by Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Hank Jones, and Frank Foster. These four came together often during the late 50s on some sessions, but the addition of Elvin opens things up ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Hank JonesTiptoe Tapdance ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "I'll Be Around", "Emily", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Two Sleepy People", "Sweet Lorraine", and "Love Divine All Loves Surpassing". (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Sam JonesSoul Society ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost soul jazz groover! The record is clearly one of the best ever cut by this fantastically overlooked bass player – and it's filled with a great set of players that includes Bobby Timmons, Nat Adderley, Charles Davis, and Jimmy Heath. The whole thing leaps along with that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barney Kessel/Shelly Manne/Ray BrownPoll Winners Ride Again! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice follow-up to the original Poll Winners set on Contemporary – one that features the trio of Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown – all working in a relatively relaxed setting, and hitting a vibe that's a bit more easygoing than you'd expect to catch for Contemporary at the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Poll Winners Ride Again! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Harold LandFox ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key moment in the west coast harbop scene – and one of the greatest early records from saxophonist Harold Land! The group's a really striking one – with the unique Dupree Bolton on trumpet, a great player that we really only know from this set – plus Herbie Lewis on bass, Frank ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Harold LandHarold In The Land Of Jazz (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $8.99
Hard-burning early work from tenorist Harold Land – exactly the kind of date that set him apart from other west coast players of the 50s! Although he was part of the LA scene of the time, Harold Land grooved a lot harder and louder than his cool jazz contemporaries – and this album's a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Abbey LincolnThat's Him! ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $4.99
One of Abbey Lincoln's earliest albums – an all star session recorded with backing by Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach! Abbey's still pretty straight at this point – singing a variety of wispy love songs and emotional tunes – but she's also ... (Vocalists) read more CD
Also available That's Him! ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Junior ManceJunior Mance Trio At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A firey little trio session from Junior Mance – one that features tracks taken at a pace that's even more uptempo than usual, and which really pushes his skills on the keys! The speed of the set is by no means a detriment to Mance's soulful playing – and if anything, the record stands ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Junior Mance Trio At The Village Vanguard ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Herbie MannSultry Serenade ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early record by Herbie Mann, and one that offers a nice treat – bass clarinet! Although Herbie made his fame in the 60s with his Latiny flute playing, he was also a darn good bass clarinetist, and he plays both instruments on this rare early session from 1957. The bass clarinet doesn't ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneAlive In London ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Shelly Manne's always been a hipper cat than you might remember, especially if you've only heard his mainstream work – and if you need any convincing of that fact, just check out this searing electric set from 1970! The group here is virtually the same one who recorded with Manne for the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Alive In London ... LP 7.99

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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Play Checkmate ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... $9.99
A really nice set from Shelly Manne! After having a bit of a minor hit with a crime jazz album dedicated to the music of Peter Gunn, Shelly and combo turn towards a less-remembered TV cop show for more music in a similar vein. Checkmate was a short-lived show from the early 60s, but it had a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Shelly ManneSwinging Sounds – Shelly Manne & His Men Vol 4 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $13.99
Charlie Mariano was one of the best things to ever happen to Shelly Manne – as the young altoist's icy talent was a perfect match for Manne's west coast cool, but his Boston soul really added a lot more emotional depth than had ever been previously recorded on some of Manne's sessions. This ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneThree/Two ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1954. Used ... $7.99
A full length album that brings together 2 different earlier 10" sessions by Manne – groundbreaking work in a freer mode than most of what was going on in LA during the mid 50s! Side one features material from The Three – a 10" session that featured Manne on drums, Shorty ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 3 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $5.99
Classic hardbop from the west coast – a set of live recordings done at the Black Hawk jazz club in San Francisco at the end of the 50s, featuring Shelly Manne at the head of a group that includes the great Joe Gordon on trumpet! Tracks are longer, livelier, and have a lot more solo room and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Charlie MarianoBoston All Stars ... CD
OJC/Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vital early Prestige work from alto sax great Charlie Mariano – who's fronting a quintet of Boston All Stars! The record includes a couple of his more essential early compositions in "Erosong" and "Barsac" – and Charlie's solos on those are incredible on those. It's ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuff & Gene AmmonsBrother Jack Meets The Boss ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic early set from Jack McDuff – and a record that's very much in his own hands, despite the presence of Gene Ammons as a co-leader! The group's more of a McDuff one than an Ammons ensemble – and features the great Joe Dukes on drums, Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Harold Vick on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hal McKusickTriple Exposure ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanLights Out! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early genius from Jackie McLean – arguably his best pre-Blue Note album, and a sinister batch of hardbop tracks recorded with a great group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet and Elmo Hope on piano! The tracks are long, with a bit of the "blowing session" feel of other Prestige ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Gil MelleGil's Guests ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956/1957. Used ... $7.99
We've got a long-standing love affair with the music of Gil Melle, and this CD's a perfect example of why we think he's so great! Melle was an enigmatic baritone player who recorded for Blue Note and Prestige in the 50's, and his recordings for both labels have a strange other-wordly quality that's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus Quintet plus Max Roach ... CD
Debut/OJC, 1955. Used ... $6.99
One of Charles Mingus' greatest albums from the early days – and a record that shows him making the shift into the groundbreaking style that would characterize his excellent work of the late 50s! The group features Mal Waldon on piano, George Barrow on tenor, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Max ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusTown Hall Concert (Jazz Workshop) ... CD
OJC, 1962. Used ... $5.99
A great later example of the genius of Mingus with Eric Dolphy – a performance done shortly before Dolphy left on his tragic last visit to Europe in 1964, and which features both him and Mingus at their freest together! Don't mistake the album for the similarly-titled Town Hall album on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Red MitchellPresenting Red Mitchell ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although bassist Red Mitchell later went onto do some more adventurous work, especially in his European years, this album has him sticking fairly close to the LA chamber bop format – with light lively playing by a group that features James Clay on flute and tenor, Lorraine Geller on piano, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetConcorde ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Even at this early point in their career, the Modern Jazz Quartet were plenty proud of their relation to and reception in Paris – almost rubbing their international fame in the faces of other American combos with the title and cover of this record! The set's still got the quartet at their ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Thelonious MonkAlone In San Francisco ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $6.99
A classic solo piano album from Thelonious Monk – recorded live in San Francisco, and maybe one of his best albums ever in the format! There's a special sort of quality that makes Monk's solo work so different from his trio, quartet, and larger group music – this real understanding of ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Alone In San Francisco (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99
 
 



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