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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm ... (Soul) read more CD

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Kenny BarronScratch (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
A slightly more aggressive trio session than usual for Kenny Barron – still done with that round, warm tone on the keys that we love so much – but hitting the tracks with a stronger punch that's a bit unusual, and which might be the result of using Dave Holland and Daniel Humair as part ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Gene ChandlerThere Was A Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A soaring, burning set from Gene Chandler – completely different than his early hits, and a key point in the transformation of Chicago soul in the 60s! Gene's always had a heck of a great vocal range – and he really gets a chance to use it to best effect on this album of jaunty and ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Chi-LitesLetter To Myself ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Perhaps the most heavenly of all the Chi-Lites albums, with soaring harmonies leaping all over beautiful Chicago soul production, and loads of great heartbreaking stories unfolding as the whole thing spins away! A true masterpiece from the Chicago scene – and filled with loads of wonderful ... (Soul) read more CD

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Don EllisHow Time Passes ... CD
Candid/Solid (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
Quite possibly the greatest record that Don Ellis ever recorded – and his hippest too! The trumpeter's playing here with a quartet that includes Jaki Byard on alto and piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – coming together perfectly in that arch-modern style that you'd ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Recent Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Art FarmerSoul Eyes (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Never-failing genius from Art Farmer – recording here in his later years, and working in that long and open-ended mode we love so much! There's few trumpeters who could make a record like this work – but Farmer's got a tremendous ability to stretch out on longer tunes with well-crafted ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Hal GalperSpeak With A Single Voice (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Dizzy GillespieHavin' A Good Time In Paris ... CD
Inner City/Solid (Japan), 1952. Used ... $19.99
Dizzy Gillespie plays here with the great Don Byas on tenor sax – joining Diz on two different Parisian dates from early 1952, both of them pretty darn sweet! The first session here is quite unusual – in that it features Humberto Cano on congas – bringing in a bit of a Cubop ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, 2018 Japanese pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinCatharsis ... CD
Storyville/Solid (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A later entry in the run of Johnny Griffin albums recorded overseas – and one that's very much in the openly-blown style of his classics from the 60s and 70s! As with some of those, the great Kenny Drew works alongside Griffin on piano – and the pair really step out on familiar tunes ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Billy HarperBlack Saint ... CD
Black Saint/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stunning work from one of the greatest players of the post-Coltrane generation – a classic session recorded overseas in the mid 70s, and one that's filled with soulful expressions from the great Billy Harper! Harper's tenor kicks off the set with an immediately gripping sound – as ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Louis Hayes/Junior Cook with Woody ShawIchi-Ban ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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John HicksIs That So ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
The title alone is more than enough to win us over here – as it's a great Duke Pearson composition that turns out to be a wonderful showcase for the most lyrical modes of pianist John Hicks! That tune's the leadoff, and it really sets the tone for the record – a gently soulful set that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Really unique work from a trio led by drummer Motohiko Hino, and which features Masahiko Satoh on piano and Nobuyoshi Ino on bass – all players who aren't content to just rest in the usual piano trio modes of the time, and who instead really break open the format with their creative work on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Kayo IshuLiving Scat – Neo Standards ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
Breezy and easy vocals from Japan – a collection of recordings made by singer Kayo Ishu from the late 60s and 1970s – not really "scat" in a conventional style, but cool wordless vocals with a sweet jazzy feel! The 19 track set brings together tunes from a variety of ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Living Scat – Neo Standards ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Elvin Jones with Jan Hammer & Gene PerlaElvin Jones Is On The Mountain ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Elvin Jones' mid 70s years – and a sweet fusion jammer that has the best kick of the classics on the PM label! The group's a trio, with Jones on drums, Gene Perla on bass, and Jan Hammer on drums – and Elvin may be the leader of the set, but the real strength of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Harold LandNew Shade Of Blue ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked chapter in the Harold Land/Bobby Hutcherson partnership that recorded more famously for Blue Note – a date that's issued here under the tenorist's own name, but which also features equal contributions from Hutcherson on vibes! Tracks have that long, modal quality that has the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Harold LandNew Shade Of Blue ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked chapter in the Harold Land/Bobby Hutcherson partnership that recorded more famously for Blue Note – a date that's issued here under the tenorist's own name, but which also features equal contributions from Hutcherson on vibes! Tracks have that long, modal quality that has the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Little BeaverBeaver Fever ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It's easy to get Beaver Fever when things sound this great – a wonderful modern soul take on the sound of Little Beaver from the 70s – serve up with plenty of warm tones, and a nicely matured version of Beaver's styles! All the bluesy bits from the start are gone, and some of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Little BeaverParty Down ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer batch of funky guitar work from the Miami scene of the 70s – very different than the later disco hits the city would be known for! Little Beaver is one of those players we'd put right up there with Shuggie Otis, O'Donell Levy, or Eddie Fisher (of "Third Cup" fame) – ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Mixed BagMixed Bag's First Album (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Tribe/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure albums on the Tribe Records label from the 70s – and one of the greatest too! The Mixed Bag were a group that featured keyboardist Eddie Russ and reed player Larry Nozero – both of whom worked together beautifully on Russ' classic first album for the Jazz ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Takeo MoriyamaGreen River (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
Drummer Takeo Moriyama is best known to our ears as one of the key forces in the trio of pianist Yosuke Yamashita in the 70s – and he definitely continues that strong legacy here, but with a vibrant voice that's all his own! The session is maybe more pitched towards the spiritual side of the ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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New York Jazz QuartetOasis ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
An unusual album from an unusual group – one that has reedman Frank Wess sounding far more introspective and personal than on some of his other material from the 70s and 80s – thanks to work from a group that also includes Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Phil RanelinVibes From The Tribe (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Tribe/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
An excellent lost classic from Detroit soul jazz powerhouse Phil Ranelin! Trombonist Ranelin was one of the key figures in the city's Tribe Records scene – and this album is one of the greatest that the label ever issued. The set features Ranelin on trombone, Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Raw Soul ExpressRaw Soul Express (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A monster of a rare funk album – recorded by a tight little combo who should have been huge! Raw Soul Express have a touch of jazz in their playing – coming off here with a sound that reminds us of Wood Brass & Steel, and a rare few other funk acts of the time who knew how to do ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Reid IncReid Inc ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An obscure female soul project from 70s-era TK Records – one that features production by Clarence Reid, hence the group's name! The groove here is very much in the best Miami club mode of the time – upbeat, but still nicely gritty overall – more fast funk in the instrumentation, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Masahiko Sato, Peter Warren, & Pierre FavreTrinity ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Japanese pianist Masahiko Sato is in a great trinity here – working with European players Peter Warren on bass and Pierre Favre on drums – on two side-long tracks that bristle with imagination! The music was recorded live at Studio 70 in Munich, and has the flow of some of the best ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Shungo Sawada & Kayo IshuLiving Bossa – Neo Standards ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1968/1974. Used ... $14.99
Sweet bossa grooves from the Japanese easy scene – a great reissue that brings together a rare 1968 album by guitarist Shungo Sawada and singer Kayo Ishu, as well as some later work from the 70s! The tunes all have a pretty cool approach – mixing jazzy bossa rhythms with light easy ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Sound InvestmentSound Investment ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tight funky soul from this really great 70s combo – a group with a sound that's much more like the funky 45 underground of the early part of the decade than you might guess from the date of the record! The style is a mix of deep soul with funky undercurrents – and some vocals are by an ... (Soul) read more CD

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Don ThompsonFanny Brown ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
The one and only album from drummer Don Thompson – a funky Brunswick classic from the 70s, and one of the most unique records we've ever heard from the label at the time! Don's got this style of singing that has a bit of a southern twang at times, but he works with grooves that are ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Timeless All StarsTimeless Heart ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Masterful work from one of the greatest all-star groups in jazz – a short lived sextet that featured some of the best players working for Timeless Records – and a group that recalls the brilliance of the early recordings of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson! Both Hutcherson and Land are ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Timeless – Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Yoshisaburo Sabu ToyozumiWater Weed (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
Two long, beautiful improvisations from a trio led by percussionist Yoshisaburo "Sabu" Toyozumi – and balanced wonderfully with reeds from Mototeru Takagi and bass from Takashi Tokuhiro! The music is very careful and quiet at the start, as each player finds these small, almost ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dick WetmoreDick Wetmore ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums of violin jazz from the 50s – and one of the only sets we've seen from the obscure Dick Wetmore! Wetmore's got a tone that's a lot more sharp and a lot less sweet than some of his contemporaries – this kind of dark edge that's really unsettling at times, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Jack WilkinsWindows ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from guitarist Jack Wilkins – maybe one of his cleanest, coolest records of all time – and a set that really demonstrates the rich chromatic power of the young musician! The album's a trio date – with Mike Moore on electric and acoustic bass, and Bill Goodwin on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(2017 pressing from Solid/Ultra-Vybe – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Jack WilkinsWindows ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from guitarist Jack Wilkins – maybe one of his cleanest, coolest records of all time – and a set that really demonstrates the rich chromatic power of the young musician! The album's a trio date – with Mike Moore on electric and acoustic bass, and Bill Goodwin on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Jackie WilsonNobody But You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the last great albums that Jackie Wilson ever recorded – a sublime set of 70s soul that has some very different backings than before, all a perfect fit for those amazing Wilson vocals! David Van DePitte handled the arrangements – and wonderfully blends together strings and soul ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousBest Of Brunswick – Disco & Boogie ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
Killer clubby grooves from the last years of the Brunswick label – a great sampling of the disco, funk, and boogie the imprint released after its initial run of hits! This side of Brunswick isn't nearly as well known as classics by Jackie Wilson or The Chi-Lites, but it's an equally great ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul TK ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A deep double-dip into the legendary TK Records catalog of Miami Soul – and one that offers up a very different version of the label than you might know from the hits! This 2CD set follows in the best tradition of the Free Soul series from Japan – which means that the collection is ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousMessage From TK – It's A Miami Modern Soul World ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soulful message from the 70s – served up here on a collection that focuses on a mighty nice side of the TK Records label from back in the day! TK hit big fame with its Miami spin on disco in the mid 70s, but the label also had a great ear for other sorts of soul music too – and here, ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
 
 



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