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Lorez AlexandriaFrom Broadway To Hollywood ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
An ultra-hip record from Lorez Alexandria – one of her grooviest albums ever, and a set that was only ever issued in Japan! The set features Lorez hitting some of the hippest, most rhythmic modes of her career – working with jazzy backing arranged by Gildo Mahones and Art Hillery, ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Lorez AlexandriaSend In The Clowns/Change Partners ... 7-inch
Trio (Japan), 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
Two of the coolest, grooviest tracks ever recorded by Lorez Alexandria – back to back on a Japanese-only 45! "Send In The Clowns" is taken at this great modal jazz clip – a completely different rhythm than anyone's ever used with the tune, which completely transforms it ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Donald BaileySo In Love ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic record from jazz harmonica player Donald Bailey – maybe one of the few we've ever seen with his name in the lead, and a set that shows that he can easily rival some of the greats on his instrument at the time! The vibe of the set is a bit like some of the best jazz dates from ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Richard Beirach with Terumasa Hino & Yoshiaki MasuoZal – In Duet With Terumasa Hino & Yoshiaki Masuo ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most beautiful albums of the 70s from pianist Richie Beirach – and in saying that, we don't mean to insult the rest of his other great American work! This set was done in Japan, and it's maybe one of Beirach's most obscure of the decade – but it's also a really special ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Richie BeirachElegy For Bill Evans ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
Superb work from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that's dedicated to Bill Evans, and which certainly embraces some of the key numbers in his songbook – but which also has that even more spacious sound that Beirach was bringing to his trio dates in the 70s! Richie's sense of timing and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Dollar Brand/Don Cherry/Carlos WardThird World – Underground ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A stunning little session – and every bit as wonderful as you'd expect from a lineup that includes Dollar Brand, Don Cherry, and Carlos Ward! The three players work together here in open, spiritual styles – with really long-flowing lines from Brand on piano, in a more modal style that's ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonTown Hall 1972 ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Anthony Braxton – a crucial concert recorded at Town Hall in the early 70s – originally only issued in Japan, but a date that's ended up getting some real global attention over the years! The first half of the set features Braxton's alto in a trio with Dave Holland on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... CD
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... (Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Afro Blue ... LP 19.99

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Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... LP
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... (Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro Blue ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Dee Dee BridgewaterLittle B's Poem/People Make The World Go Round ... 7-inch
Trio (Japan), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
A unique Japanese-only single – one that features two of the best tracks from the legendary Afro Blue album by Dee Dee Bridgewater! First up is her take on the Bobby Hutcherson classic "Little B's Poem" – a completely wonderful vocal version that, to us, even blows away the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ Dave BurrellOnly Me ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most beautiful work ever recorded by pianist Dave Burrell – a solo session issued only in Japan, featuring Burrell on a Steinway recorded in the wide open space of a performance hall in Tokyo! There's a photo on the back cover that has a pair of suitcases behind Burrell at the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Dave Burrell & Motoharu YoshizawaDreams ... CD
Trio (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
If you've ever doubted the genius of pianist Dave Burrell, this may well be the record to push you over the top – as the album captures Burrell at the height of his power, at a time when he was very much in a long-form, incredibly dynamic mode of improvisation – equal maybe to the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Ann BurtonBurton For Certain ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful set from Ann Burton – one of hers more obscure sessions from the 70s – recorded in Tokyo in 1977! Like many of Burton's best albums, the set has a great feel overall – laidback, almost effortless, but never sleepy – as Burton manages to always remember that she's ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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California Three (Dwight Dickerson)Windows ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A really great group – one that we've never seen under this name before, but which features familiar names Dwight Dickerson on piano and Donald Bailey on drums, plus bass from Harvey Newmark! The album's got all the lyrical charm and sparkle of Dickerson's best from the time – a really ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ June ChristyJune Christy 1977 (aka Impromptu) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure moment in June Christy's career, but a great one too – a rare later recording, done many years after her time at Capitol Records – in a laidback setting with a hip group of west coast players! June's voice definitely shows a bit of age, but she's still head and shoulders ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Stanley Cowell & Dave BurrellQuestions/Answers ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing duo improvisations from two of the hippest pianists of the early 70s – Stanley Cowell and Dave Burrell, coming together here on a rare Japanese-only album – one that features two long tracks that each take up a side of the disc! The vibe is maybe a bit more avant at times than ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Ted CursonFireball (aka Trio) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic, freewheeling session from trumpeter Ted Curson – one that we'd rank right up there with his seminal sides for the French Futura label! Like those, this album really features Ted stretching things out – working in very loose trio formation, with just Ray Drummond on bass ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Holger Czukay/Jah Wobble/Jaki LiebezeitFull Circle (2 X 10 inch) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Trio/Gronland (Germany), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... On August 29, 2020
A fantastic trio of talents – the mighty bassist and drummer from Can, joined by the suddenly-solo Jah Wobble from Public Image Limited – all in a set of grooves that brings out all the best of their talents! Given that Wobble already presents some beautifully heavy bass, Czukay ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack DeJohnetteJackeyboard ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Jack DeJohnette is a hell of a drummer, and he's also a hell of a pianist too – a side of Jack's talents that isn't always shown on record, and which has maybe never been as well-recorded as on this fantastic Japanese session from the 70s! DeJohnette has a spiritual, long-building approach ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Europe Jazz All Stars (Surman/Humair/Mangelsdorff/Louiss/Pedersen)Room 1220 ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked performance by a quintet of avant jazz masters from the European scene at the start of the 70s – one that was recorded and issued only over in Japan, but which bristles with the energy of some of the best French and German avant albums of the time! The tracks are long, and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Red GarlandWee Small Hours ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely understated set from piano genius Red Garland – a master of understatement himself, but in completely great form in this Japanese-only live set from the start of the 80s – one that also features guest work from Lou Donaldson on two of the album's tracks! The sound quality is ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Eddie GomezDown Stretch ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
Bassist Eddie Gomez hardly ever has a down stretch – especially given all the creative combinations he's worked in over the years – and this rare 70s album from Japan is more of a high point than anything "down" at all! The record's a trio date, with killer work on Fender ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonMontmartre Collection (aka Blues Walk) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Lion/Muzak (Japan), 1967. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great little package – one that presents the full scope of music that was issued over the course of three different albums by the Black Lion label – but all recorded together during two nights in 1967! The set features Dexter Gordon at his European best – working at his very ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Sadik HakimLazy Bird ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing lazy about the piano of Sadik Hakim here – as the album's a superb live trio date, issued only in Japan – and a record that stands with the handful of gems Hakim gave us at the time! The trio's got a very particular flavor – in part because the deep tones of Errol ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Roland HannaGlove ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of session that lets pianist Roland Hanna shine the most – a trio set recorded in Japan with an open, flowing sort of vibe – one that comes not just from Hanna's impeccable work on the keys, but also from the trio accompaniment by George Mraz on bass and Motohiko Hino ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Johnny HartmanLive At Sometime ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A rare 70s album from the legendary Johnny Hartman – a singer who recorded famously on our shores during the 60s, then had a much more obscure run of records in the following decade! The performance is live, a really intimate set that features Rolland Hanna on piano and George Mraz on bass ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
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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✨✧ Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Toko Flash ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Takehiro HondaTakehiro Honda Trio ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from Japanese keyboard legend Takehiro Honda – a great batch of trio tracks, recorded with an open spirit and freely soaring vibe! Honda's playing acoustic piano throughout – working in a trio with Yoshio Suzuki and Fumio Watanabe – and ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Takehiro HondaTakehiro Honda Trio ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from Japanese keyboard legend Takehiro Honda – a great batch of trio tracks, recorded with an open spirit and freely soaring vibe! Honda's playing acoustic piano throughout – working in a trio with Yoshio Suzuki and Fumio Watanabe – and ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Takehiro HondaThis Is Honda ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great early album from Japanese pianist Takehiro Honda – one of the key jazz talents of Japan in the 70s, and a wonderfully lyrical keyboardist with a style that's right up there with the best American players of the 60s. Unlike later albums, which have Honda grooving with a bit more of an ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)
Also available This Is Honda ... CD 14.99

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Takehiro HondaWhat's Going On ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99
Early soul jazz piano work from Takehiro Honda – recorded in a style that's quite different than most of his later albums! The sound here is full and rich – with Honda's work on the keys augmented by fuller backings arranged by Teddy Adams – all recorded in the US (we think), ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Takehiro Honda & Mama TMisty ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare vocal session from pianist Takehiro Honda – one recorded with Japanese singer Mama T, who sings here in English throughout! Mama's name is one that might make you think she's a blues singer – but her approach is mostly that of a 60s soul jazz vocalist – jazz at the core, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Takehiro Honda with Sadao WatanabeTakehiro Honda Meets Rhythm Section Featuring Sadao Watanabe ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic pairing of two key Japanese talents of the late 60s – pianist Takehiro Honda and reedman Sadao Watanabe – both of whom come together here on a record that's one of their most soulful of the time! Honda's clearly drinking deep from the soul jazz modes of Ramsey Lewis, Les ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Masaru ImadaAndalusian Breeze (with bonus track) ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record, with some of the slight exotic touches you might expect from the title – as the group features Kazumi Watanabe on acoustic and electric guitar, and Yuji Imamura on percussion – both musicians who help open up the sound of the trio core into much warmer ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Masaru ImadaBlue Marine ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Japanese pianist Masaru Imada is in his best fusion mode here – working with great help from American players Tom Browne on trumpet, Grover Washington Jr on soprano and tenor sax, Steve Khan on guitar, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Jordan on drums! Imada plays both acoustic and electric ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Masaru ImadaCarnival (with bonus track) ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
Masaru Imada gets a bit tropical here, but also picks up some great help on horns – thanks to guest work from the Brecker Brothers, whose performance on a few tracks really help give the set a strong soul fusion vibe! The core sounds come from Imada's quintet – which has the leader ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesVery RARE ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very rare indeed – and one of the best 70s albums from Elvin Jones – thanks to a tight quartet lineup who follow his every move with tremendous energy! The style's not as all-out bombastic as Jones could sometimes be in these days – and with a group that includes Roland Hanna on ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Elvin Jones & McCoy TynerLove & Peace ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful later album from these two Coltrane bandmembers – reunited here in the early 80s, working in a mode that's very much in keeping with their rich spiritual jazz legacy! The group on the album's a quintet – with Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Richard Davis on bass, and Jean-Paul ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Hank Jones TrioLive In Japan ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Hank Jones always got some of his best 70s treatment working overseas – and that's definitely the case here, as Hank stretches out beautifully in a live trio date that was originally intended just for the Japanese market! The sound is sublime – really respectful of all that ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Fumio KarashimaMoon Flower ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Elvin Jones joins the Fumio Karashima Trio for this great late 70s outing – no surprise, really, given that Karashima played with Jones on some of his Japanese recordings! The tracks here are long and spacious – very much structured by Fumio's gentle touch on the keys, and hardly at ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some tape remnants on the inner opening.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselBarney Kessel Live At Sometime ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful Japanese-only album from guitarist Barney Kessel – one that captures the giant in a trio setting that's awash in wonderful colors and tones! Kessel's playing live – with Kunimitsu Inaba on bass and Tetsujiroh Obara on drums – and the trio has this very open, gently ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Irene KralAngel Eyes – Live In Tokyo ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely lovely work from Irene Kral – a Japanese-only session from the 70s, and one of her best efforts from the time! Irene's vocals have never sounded better – strong and confident, but not in a cloying way that gets in the way of the tunes – working with a piano trio led by ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Mike Melvoin/Dennis Budimir/Jim Hughart/Larry BunkerConcours ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A really unusual west coast session – one that features straight jazz work from Mike Melvoin on piano, who usually did more studio-oriented work – in the company of Dennis Budimir on guitar, Jim Hughart on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Most tracks are standards, taken in a relaxed ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Spine and one top corner of the cover have a bit of splitting.)

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✨✧ Helen MerrillChasin The Bird ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice late 70s set from Helen Merrill, with wonderfully spare accompaniment that really puts her vocals center stage – almost a return to the best mode of the landmark 50s recordings that first got her noticed! The group features some standout work from jazz musicians who include Dick Katz ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Helen MerrillDeep In A Dream (aka Feeling Is Mutual) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderfully moody session from Helen Merrill – and an obscure one too! The album was recorded in New York in 1965 – with pianist Dick Katz leading an off-beat group that featured Thad Jones on cornet, Jim Hall on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – a combo ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Helen MerrillLove In Song ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little album by Helen Merrill – one of her hippest of the 70s! The icy cool vocalist runs through a moody set of tracks with backing by a Japanese trio that includes Masahiko Sato on keyboards and Motohiko Hino on drums. The whole thing's got a great late-night feel, and the best ... (Vocalists) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Helen Merrill & John LewisDjango ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderfully moody album from singer Helen Merrill – recorded with backing by pianist John Lewis, in an overall feel that's got some of the styles that Lewis forged with the Modern Jazz Quartet! The tunes are familiar ones, mostly, but arranged in a style that's got wonderfully sad and ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMan I Love (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/Trio (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare late work from Thelonious Monk – recorded in London, with Al McKibbon on bass and Art Blakey on drums – mostly trio material, but with some piano solos too! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ George Mraz & Roland HannaPorgy & Bess ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare Japanese-only album – one that presents familiar songs from Porgy & Bess, but delivered in a completely sublime setting – just the bass of George Mraz and the piano of Roland Hanna – opening up with a sense of flow that really transforms each tune into a very special ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Anita O'DayAnita O'Day 1975 – Gone With The Wind ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked treasure from Anita O'Day – easily one of her best records of the 70s, and a record that seems to bring together both of the best aspects of her sound! At one level, there's a tightly swinging groove to the set – that great small combo jazz approach that seemed to work ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Anita O'DayMisty – Anita O' Day With Don Abney (plus Angel Eyes) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Great later work from Anita O'Day – a set that really focuses in on the mature style of vocals she hit during the 70s – a mode that's quite different from some of the sometimes too-bright styles of her early years, and really lets her find some new feeling in her music! The first half ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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✨✧ Os Ritmistas BrasileirosBatucada Fantastica (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Tapecar/Trio (Japan), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic batucada tracks – heavy on percussion, and directed by the legendary Luciano Perrone! (Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
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George OtsukaMaracaibo Cornpone ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1978. Used ... $18.99
A cool 70s set from Japanese drummer George Otsuka – much more fusion-based than his work of the 60s, with some great help from an assortment of American and Japanese players! Many tunes have an angular, searching sort of feel – but there's also a nice dose of funk too, choppier ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ George OtsukaMaracaibo Cornpone ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool 70s set from Japanese drummer George Otsuka – much more fusion-based than his work of the 60s, with some great help from an assortment of American and Japanese players! Many tunes have an angular, searching sort of feel – but there's also a nice dose of funk too, choppier ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)
Also available Maracaibo Cornpone ... CD 18.99

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Quest (Dave Liebman, Richard Beirach, et al)Quest ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
The fantastic first set from this amazing group – a quartet that found an especially great place for expression for all four of its members – coming together with a bold sound that really made Quest a well-remembered act from the time! The lineup features Dave Liebman on soprano, alto, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Quest (Dave Liebman, Richard Beirach, et al)Quest ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fantastic first set from this amazing group – a quartet that found an especially great place for expression for all four of its members – coming together with a bold sound that really made Quest a well-remembered act from the time! The lineup features Dave Liebman on soprano, alto, ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on PAJ. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)
Also available Quest ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ John ScofieldJohn Scofield ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
A pretty rare set from guitarist John Scofield – and a pretty great one too! The album was originally issued only in Japan, and it features Scofield playing with a quartet that includes Clint Houston on electric and acoustic bass, Motohiko Hino on drums, and Terumasa Hino on trumpet on a few ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Mike SternNeesh ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early date as a leader from guitarist Mike Stern – a set that also features production and second guitar from Hiram Bullock – in a mode that really opens up all the tones and colors in the set! The record's got a bit more of an edge, and less of a commercial finish than some of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Sonny Stitt with the Hank Jones TrioGood Life ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A rock-solid late set from the great Sonny Stitt – one that features the tenorist in the kind of sharp, soulful territory that marked his famous earlier albums for Roost Records! Backings are by the trio of pianist Hank Jones – with George Duvivier on bass and Grady Tate on drums ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Kunihiko SuganoDate In Date (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Think (Japan), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of Japanese piano trio we love from the scene in the 70s – warm, open, and really flowing – with long tracks that let the leader really stretch out in very imaginative ways, while never ever getting too overindulgent! The set's a live one – recorded at the Date ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Kunihiko SuganoOpa Brazil ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really groovy album from pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a set that has the leader working on Fender Rhodes, but often with a touch that has the sharpness of an acoustic piano – which is then underscored by some strong use of acoustic percussion as well! The album's definitely got the ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorCecil Taylor Solo ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Tremendous work from Cecil Taylor – a Japanese album that captures the pianist at the peak of his power – when he was breaking through into this amazing new territory in improvised music, with energy and dexterity that's completely unlike anyone else! Taylor in the 60s was great, but ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Cecil Taylor UnitAkisakila ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic Cecil Taylor set from the 70s – a record only issued in Japan, but one that grew to have a reputation as one of his strongest live performances from the time! The group here is amazing – that boundless Taylor energy on the piano, matched perfectly by the free drumming of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Miroslav VitousGuardian Angels ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
Bassist Miroslav Vitous is in some really great company here – recording in Tokyo, but with a mixed group of Japanese and American players – a fantastically dynamic lineup that includes Kenny Kirkland on Fender Rhodes and piano, John Scofield on guitar, Mabumi Yamagumi on soprano sax, ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Mabumi YamaguchiMabumi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $29.99
Japanese reedman Mabumi Yamaguchi works here with tight combo recorded in the US – Kenny Kirkland on piano and keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – players that bring a nice sense of focus to the session, which seems to push his saxophone work even further ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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VariousModern Blues Anthology Vol 10 – Should I Let Her Go – Blues Great Essential ... LP
Modern/Trio (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A set of RPM/Modern blues tracks, issued here on a Japanese-only pressing – with work by T Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson, Al King, Willie Garland, King Solomon, Willie Headen, and Arthur H Adams! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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VariousShibuya Jazz Classics – Gilles Peterson Collection – Trio Issue ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
The worlds greatest DJ selects a batch of Japanese jazz grooves from the 70s – what could be better? The mighty Gilles P is no stranger to the Tokyo scene – and here, he picks some of his favorites from the catalog of Trio Records – a great Japanese label whose 70s catalog ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)
 
 



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