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AcesChicago Beat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970/1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Great work from this Chicago group – material recorded in France, but which wails with the best sound of the small blues clubs on the south side at the time! The core group features Louis Myers on guitar and harmonica, Dave Myers on bass, and Fred Below on drums – joined by Eddie ... (Blues) read more CD
(Part of the "True Blue Masters – Black & Blue" series!)

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Barbara AcklinI Did It ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Barbara Acklin's beautiful albums for Brunswick, and one of the hardest to find of the bunch! This might be because the record features a few cuts from other albums – in a style that was sometimes oddly used by Brunswick when issuing albums on its big stars – but don't let that ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ George Adams, Martin Hannibal Peterson & FriendsMore Sightings ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An unusual date from tenorist George Adams – recorded right around the same time as his legendary records with Don Pullen, but instead a more unusual partnership with the great trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson! The pairing is great – and both hornmen soar out and really get plenty of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLive At Montmartre ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Pepper AdamsJulian (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from Pepper Adams – one of those players we sometimes forget about, then drop the needle on a record like this and fall in love with his music all over again! Adams blows baritone sax like nobody else – with a sensitivity that you'd normally hear on tenor, and a mix of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Pepper AdamsTwelfth & Pingree ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Exactly the kind of session that really lets Pepper Adams show his stuff – full of long, live tracks that really have Adams stretching out on baritone – handling the instrument with soul, depth, and dexterity that might well be unmatched during this point in his career! The quartet ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Nat AdderleyGood Company ... CD
Challenge/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Nat Adderley is definitely in good company here – a group with excellent work on alto from Antonio Hart – a player who comes off in a very different way than the famous alto of Nat's late brother, Cannonball! Antonio seems to open up some nicely dark currents in Adderley's ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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✨✧ Rob AgerbeekHome Run ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A definite home run from Dutch pianist Rob Agerbeek – a hip set recorded in 1971, and one that's done with a very soulful groove! The group's a quintet, and Rob really sparkles in this setting – pushing the players with a subtle skill that recalls Horace Silver at his Blue Note best ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Rob AgerbeekKeep The Change ... CD
Munich/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare and wonderful album from Dutch pianist Rog Agerbeek – a player who's not nearly as well-remembered as some of the more avant members of his scene, but who always works with a strong sense of soul and imagination! This album's great proof of that – as Rob and the group have a ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaFrom Broadway To Hollywood ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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✨✧ Carl Allen & Manhattan ProjectsPiccadilly Square ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We love the group that drummer Carl Allen has on this set – a soulful 80s young lions lineup, with Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Vincent Herring on alto and soprano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Donald Brown on piano – all taking things back to the basics of soul jazz, but with a sense of ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Luther AllisonLove Me Papa (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Luther Allison recorded famously for Motown during the 70s – but here, he's in a much more lean, stripped-down mode – really stretching out on these extended tracks that let his superb guitar work do as much talking as his vocals! But Allison's also got a fantastic voice – one ... (Blues) read more CD

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Franco AmbrosettiHeart Bop ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
That's "heart bop", not "hardbop" – a title that really gets at the warm feeling and sense of soul on this overlooked date! The album's an early 80s gem from Enja – cut at a time when the label was really finding its own, and doing an especially great job of giving ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Franco AmbrosettiTentets ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
We're not sure why, but it always feels like Franco Ambrosetti sounds even better in a larger group than a small one – and that's definitely the case here, where his work on flugelhorn soars out wonderfully in a ten piece lineup, one that's driven by all these great arrangements that are full ... (Jazz) read more CD
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American-Dutch All StarsFor All We Know ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $16.99
A tight, old school set of jazz from the Dutch American All Stars – a group that features trumpeter John Marshall, pianist Hod O'Brien, bassist Jacques Schols, and drummer Peter Ypma – all playing here in very relaxed, familiar company! There's nothing too fancy or overdone with these ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Miguel AngelSamba Na Onda ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
An upbeat groover from 60s Brazil – a highly percussive album that features work by Wilson Das Neves and Rubens Bassini – plus some excellent chorus vocals too! The whole thing's maybe a bit more of a hard-driving example of the Brazilian harmony mode heard from bigger groups like ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong & His Friends ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Louis Armstrong hits the Flying Dutchman label – and unlocks a whole new spiritual side of his talents – a mode that's quite different than some of his crossover pop of the 60s! The style here has a bit of righteous elements in the lyrics, and lots of spiritual jazz in the backings ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Average White BandFree Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
All the great cuts by Average White Band – on one CD! The Average White Band are a perfect choice for the Japanese Free Soul series – as their unique blend of funk, soul, and rock is very much in the spirit of tracks that appear on the other Free Soul various artists compilations. And ... (Soul) read more CD

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Donald BaileySo In Love ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the last albums that Chet Baker recorded – and a set that changes things up a bit from the smaller combo setting of most of his final decade! The set features some small group work, but also brings in larger orchestrations on a number of tracks – balancing the fragility of Baker' ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)
Also available Last Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerPeace (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key album from a fantastic point in the career of trumpeter Chet Baker – his later years, a time when most of the world was ignoring Baker's talents, but Chet was still in a hugely creative mode, and turning out some of his freshest sounds in decades! There's a wonderful quality to the ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Chet BakerStraight From The Heart – The Last Great Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Material from the last concert Chet Baker ever recorded – a surprisingly tight session that has the trumpeter blowing solos in front of the NDR Big Band. The setting is relatively relaxed – not a blasting big band session, but one that colors in the space between Baker's notes with ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Chet BakerStrollin ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really great later work from trumpeter Chet Baker – material from his final decade on the planet, a time when he was really changing up his sound to suit both his physical and creative needs! As on some of the best from this period, the record's a trio date – and instead of piano, ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Balona E Seu ConjuntoGarota De Ipanema ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare one from 60s Brazil – and a really great small combo bossa session with some very unusual instrumentation! At their core, the Balona group seem to be a bossa piano trio – but many tracks here have a little "something else" – vibes, electric guitar, or trumpet ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Barrino BrothersLivin' High Off The Goodness Of Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Kenny BarronLive At Fat Tuesdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Soulful genius from Kenny Barron – an excellent quintet outing from the late 80s, and one that really benefits from the presence of horns added to the trio! Kenny's work on piano is always great – and his sense of scope, soul, and timing are presented perfectly here – but what we ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Kenny BarronQuickstep ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Kenny BarronWhat If? ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
Although Kenny Barron's always a heck of a great musician on his own or in a piano trio, we're especially partial to his work in groups with horn players – and this album is a great example of that preference! Kenny first came to fame working with Dizzy Gillespie in the 60s, and since that ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Rubens BassiniRitmo Fantastico ... CD
Pawal/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic rhythms from percussionist Rubens Bassini – a set that has all the raw live energy of a Latin jazz jam session, but which also carries some of the sweet touches of the bossa nova scene in Brazil – a really wonderful mixing of modes that makes the album a gem all the way ... (Brazil) read more CD

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✨✧ Celi BeeBlow My Mind ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Celi Bee picks up a few 80s touches for this album – mixing her usual disco groove with some slight Eruo electro touches – adding in a nice dose of darkness to the set! Celi's still got an undeniably strong talent for a catchy tune – the kind of vibe that first made us fall in ... (Soul) read more CD

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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

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Richie BeirachElegy For Bill Evans ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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Sathima Bea BenjaminSouthern Touch ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's maybe a bit more of a straight jazz vocal record than some of Sathima Bea Benjamin's earlier material – but that might also be because the great Kenny Barron is part of the group on piano – supporting Sathima's great voice with the help of Buster Williams on bass and Billy ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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✨✧ Karl BergerWe Are You ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from vibist Karl Berger – recorded in the early 70s, when his modern approach to the vibes was still one of the freshest on the instrument, and when it sounded a lot more inventive than it did on later albums. The tracks are relatively avant, but not without a fair bit of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Karl Berger with Masahiko SatoWith Silence ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
There's nothing silent here – as the album's one of the most biting 70s albums we've heard from vibist Karl Berger – an album that's relatively free overall, and which features some fantastic work by Masahiko Sato on piano! Sato really seems to bring out the darker tones in Berger's ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Karl Berger/Dave Holland/Ed BlackwellCrystal Fire ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from vibist Karl Berger – much more rhythmic than some of his other records – but maybe that's no surprise, given that the trio features Dave Holland on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums! Yet even both of those players have more of a pulse than you might expect – ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Jo BissoLove Somebody ... CD
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Disco grooves, but with a definite difference – given that Jo Bisso had previously worked on the Parisian club scene, and brings a special flourish to this American album from the late 70s! Jo sings lead vocals on the side-long "Love Somebody" – a tune that builds strongly as ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Ed BlackwellWhat It Be Like? ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99 About November 17, 2021
One of the last recordings made by Ed Blackwell before his early passing in 1992 – an Oakland live date recorded with an excellent lineup that includes Graham Haynes on cornet, Carlos Ward on alto and flute, Mark Helias on bass, and a bit of guest trumpet from Don Cherry! The style here is ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Ed BlackwellWhat It Is – Ed Blackwell Project Vol 1 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99 About November 17, 2021
Ed Blackwell on drums, Graham Haynes on cornet, Carlos Ward on alto saxophone and flute, and Mark Helias on bass. (Jazz) CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersSesjun Radio Shows Vol 1 – Dutch Radio Session ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic radio performances from one of our favorite stretches of the legendary Jazz Messengers group – a time when the lineup featured a young Bobby Watson on alto and Valery Ponomarev on trumpet – two players who'd grow into fantastic leaders on their own, but who here help bring a ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersSesjun Radio Shows Vol 2 – Dutch Radio Session ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Live work from the great Art Blakey – a set that features two different performances from two really great groups! The first two cuts are from 1980 – from a time when the Jazz Messengers features up and coming 80s giants Bobby Watson on alto, Valery Ponomarev on trumpet, Billy Pierce ... (Jazz) read more CD
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BlowflyButterfly ... CD
Weird World/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
The raunchy one is at it again – serving up funky, filthy, and funny parodies of 70s soul and pop songs with more than enough bad language to make even the most street hip hopper turn red! The band is nice and tight on most of the tracks, grooving hard with a funky wah-wah sound underneath ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Miami Sound – Original Soul/Funk/Disco Collection series!)

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BohannonDance Your Ass Off (with bonus track) ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Easy to dance your ass off with music this great – a fast, firey form of funk that's very much in the best Bohannon mode – that unique groove that was unlike anything else to hit the American scene for years to come! The record's a locomotive right from the start – a completely ... (Soul) read more CD

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Bossa 4Repeteco ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
An obscure bossa combo, but a great one too – featured here on a rare 60s album for the Equipe label, which was also home to some of Dedoato's earliest work! The feel here is a bit like some of those better-known records – with organ lines stepping out over some lively samba and bossa ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Dollar BrandAfrican Space Program ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most righteous 70s sessions to come from the hands of Dollar Brand – a New York recording that's filled with work by a host of players from the spiritual jazz underground – all of whom soar strongly on the album's long tracks, and give the set a fire and righteous energy you'r ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)
Also available African Space Program ... CD 14.99

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Dollar BrandZimbabwe ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $16.99
South African pianist Dollar Brand was still going strong into the 80s – as this excellent quartet session will attest! The record features a group with Carolos Ward on alto sax and flute, playing next to Brand's own piano and occasional soprano sax, backed by the bass of Essiet Okun Essiet ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Africa – Tears & Laughter ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Dollar Brand is always a hell of a pianist, but he also has a way to really make equal magic when working with a horn – which happens here not just with the soprano and alto work of group member Talib Quadr, but also from some soprano work by Dollar Brand himself! The record's got this ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)Banyana ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous work from Abdullah Ibrahim – a set that not only has him working with a wonderful trio, but one that also features some soprano sax work as well! The record's got a sense of darkness that you don't always find in other albums by Ibrahim – possibly from the brooding rhythms ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Dollar Brand/Don Cherry/Carlos WardThird World – Underground ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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✨✧ Dollar Brand/Johnny DyaniGood News From Africa ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful duets between pianist Dollar Brand and legendary bassist/Blue Notes member Johnny Dyani – two great South African jazz musicians who should have recorded more together in a format like this! Brand's open-ended rolling piano lines bring out the best in Dyani's bass – which at ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Victor Assis BrasilTrajeto ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful early album from Victor Assis Brasil – one of Brazil's greatest saxophone players of the 60s and 70s, and an artist with a keen post-Coltrane approach to his work! The album's awash in modally grooving numbers that would have made Coltrane proud – soulfully swinging tunes ... (Brazil) read more CD

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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

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✨✧ Jimmy Briscoe & The BeaversJimmy Briscoe & The Beavers ... CD
Wanderick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An obscure album cut by Jimmy Briscoe & The Beavers – the group who cracked the harmony soul charts briefly when they were just little kids, and who still sound pretty great here, after hitting puberty! The record was cut for the Wanderick subsidiary of TK – and there's a bit of an ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Roy BrooksDuet In Detroit ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983/1984/1987/1989. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 17, 2021
Seminal work from the Detroit underground of the 80s – 4 sets of duets recorded by drummer Roy Brooks, each with a different hip player! The material was recorded over the course of 4 different performances in 4 different years – but the album has a really unified feel in the way that ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ James BrownSoul Syndrome ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare TK Records effort from James Brown – very much in the best uptempo funk mode of the later Polydor years! The groove here is quite similar to those better-known efforts – grooves that are a bit quicker than a few years before, but still played in a core JB funky style – ... (Soul) read more CD
(Part of the Miami Sound – Original Soul/Funk/Disco Collection 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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✨✧ Ann Burton & Mark MurphyThat's All ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An easygoing live set from vocalist Ann Burton – one that has her working with the trio of pianist Rob Agerbeek, and which features a few guest appearances from Mark Murphy! The whole thing's got an approach that makes you feel like you're right in the club with Ann – as Rob's trio ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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California Three (Dwight Dickerson)Windows ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Beth CarvalhoCanto Por Um Novo Dia ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic early work from Beth Carvalho – exactly the kind of record that made her one of the greatest female samba singers in the 70s! Beth holds this tiny guitar on the cover, and plays the instrument beautifully alongside her vocals – which have this sense of majesty right from the ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Beth CarvalhoPra Seu Governo ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A real 70s gem from the legendary Beth Carvalo – a samba singer with a sound that's always stronger than we'd guess from the cover! Beth has this real depth to her vocals that grabs us right away – a soulful quality that comes through especially well in this setting – as Carvalho ... (Brazil) read more CD

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerBrunswick Complete Singles Collection ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from our favorite stretch of music from the legendary Gene Chandler – an artist who started out on Vee Jay Records, but really hit his prime here at Brunswick! Chandler was a key singer in the early years of soul – and some of his first recordings had strong appeal to ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Soesja CitroenSoesja Citroen Sings Thelonious Monk ... CD
Turning Point/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great vocal jazz take on the music of Thelonious Monk – not always an easy choice for a singer, given all the sharp angles and quick changes in the music! Yet Dutch singer Soesja Citroen does a really wonderful job here – adding her own lyrics to most of the tunes, which makes ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Alice ClarkAlice Clark ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
There weren't many vocal albums on the Mainstream label during the early 70s, and this rare soul side is a real overlooked gem! Alice Clark has a rich soulful voice, with a style that sounds a bit like Esther Marrow, mixed with some of the lead vocalists in Voices Of East Harlem – a really ... (Soul) read more CD

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Mike Clark & Paul JacksonFunk Stops Here ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99
Two members of the legendary Headhunters step out here on a great set of their own – material from a time when Herbie Hancock's ex-backing group were really enjoying a strong revival period! Mike Clark is on drums and Paul Jackson is on bass – and the pair get lots of deft solo work ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Thomas Clausen - Severi Pyysalo DuoPiano & Vibe ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
Thomas Clausen on piano and Severi Pyysalo on vibes. (Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Nels ClineSilencer ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99 About November 17, 2021
An early date as a leader for guitarist Nels Cline – done with lots of rich tones and hues, of the sort that his generation really helped bring to jazz guitar! There's some echoes here of the previous ECM range of players, but Cline's also got a sharper focus at points too – still ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Al CohnRifftide ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully-blown session from tenorist Al Cohn – definitely what we'd expect, to be sure – but still a nice surprise, too – as we don't often reach for Cohn dates of this vintage! The album's got a stone, stark, no-nonsense approach – with the sort of all-solid feel that ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Marty CookRed White Black & Blue ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... $16.99 About November 17, 2021
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✨✧ Pierre Courbois/AssociationEarwax ... CD
Munich/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe the earliest-ever recording from funky fusion combo Association – working here under the leadership of drummer Pierre Courbois, whose name they'd merge with on later 70s MPS sessions as Association PC! The sound here is maybe a bit looser than the MPS years, but still equally inventive ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Stanley Cowell & Dave BurrellQuestions/Answers ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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Hank Crawford & Calvin NewbornCenterpiece ... CD
Versatile/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
A nice little collaboration between saxophonist Hank Crawford and guitarist Calvin Newborn – a record that turns out to be one of the best from both players for the time! Crawford's managed to shake off some of the hoke of his earlier records – and although his sound here isn't earth-sh ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Ray CrawfordSmooth Groove ... CD
Candid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the only albums ever cut as a leader by soul jazz guitarist Ray Crawford – a contemporary of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, but a player who's hardly ever gotten his due! This rare date was originally recorded for the short-lived Candid label back in 1961, but was only issued two ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Crown Heights AffairDance Lady Dance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Super-tight work from Crown Heights Affair – a group who've added in a bit of strings to their sound, but still have the same fantastic funky sound as their early work! The blend here is really a cut above so many other disco groups of the time – as there's a really strong focus on all ... (Soul) read more CD

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Ted CursonFireball (aka Trio) ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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Jimmy Dawkins & Big Voice OdomJimmy Dawkins/Big Voice Odom (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A killer set – one that not only features vocals from Jimmy Dawkins on one half, and vocals from Big Voice Odom on the other – but which also includes some great guitar from the mighty Otis Rush! Rush is fantastic, twisting around Jimmy's own guitar, which is pretty darn great too ... (Blues) read more CD
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✨✧ Rein De Graaff/Dick Vennick QuartetCloud People ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from a group led by two giants of the Dutch jazz scene – both musicians who never got as much exposure on our side of the Atlantic, but who could really make magic on a record like this! The group is co-led by pianist Rein De Graaf and tenorist Dick Vennick – and there's ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Rein DeGraaf with Herb Geller & John MarshallBlue Lights – The Music Of Gigi Gryce ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The legendary Herb Geller joins pianist Rein DeGraaf in an excellent set dedicated to the music of Gigi Gryce – those sparkling modern jazz compositions that made such a big impact in the 50s! Gryce's original vision is updated slightly, but the tunes have a mostly classic feel – very ... (Jazz) read more CD
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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
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Barbara DennerleinStraight Ahead ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
Straight ahead sounds from Barbara Dennerlein, but great sounds too – as the organist is really at the top of her game, and able to bring all these new modes and styles to the world of jazz organ! At the time of the record, the instrument was being a bit ignored by most in jazz – but ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Barbara DennerleinThat's Me ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Barbara Dennerlein looks like she's in some fashion ad on the cover, but the organist is very much a top-shelf musician throughout – working here in all these new modes for the Hammond, at a level that made her a key force in helping to raise the instrument back to prominence in the 90s! All ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Diamond FiveFinally After Forty Years – Historic Recordings 1959 to 1962 ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic work from one of the hippest Dutch jazz combos at the start of the 60s – the legendary Diamond Five, maybe best known for a famous album on the Fontana label, but equally great here in a set of unheard recordings from the same period! The vibe is modernist hardbop, and the lineup ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Lefty Dizz with Johnny Big Moose WalkerChicago Blues Festival 1979 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the first recordings to ever feature Lefty Dizz in the lead – done at a time when the singer/guitarist was a young star on the Chicago scene, but getting some key exposure here, thanks to an overseas recordings! Lefty's as great as you might guess from his name – a strong ... (Blues) read more CD
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✨✧ Eric DolphyStockholm Sessions (with bonus track) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Live European work by Eric Dolphy – caught in a setting that was often freer and more creative than his American recordings! The work on the set is pulled from 2 different sessions – one with a group that includes with Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Rune Ofwerman ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Eric DolphyVintage Dolphy ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1962/1963. New Copy ... $16.99 About November 17, 2021
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1963 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Double ExposureTen Percent (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful album – one of those underground classics that seems to show up in everyone's record collection, even though it was never a huge chart hit. Double Exposure are part of the "second wave" of east coast vocal groups – and like their contemporaries, they mix the sweet ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Lamont DozierLove & Beauty (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive album by Lamont Dozier – probably his best ever! Every cut's a winner, and the LP shines with a sharpness and tightness that's missing from some of Lamont's other LPs from the 70s. The songwriting is impeccable – and as the album progresses, you get that eerie "deja ... (Soul) read more CD

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Kenny DrewFalling Leaves ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $18.99
Beautifully fluid, lyrical work from Kenny Drew – the sort that he first gave the world in the early days of his career, and which was still going strong, with plenty of fire and imagination by the time of this very late recording! Drew's got this way of balancing both sides of the keyboard ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Paquito D'RiveraHabanera ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $16.99
A really evocative record from reedman Paquito D'Rivera – a session that sets up his work on alto and clarinet with some very powerful backings from the Absolute Ensemble – a group who adds in plenty of woodwind and string elements of their own, which makes for a very explosive sense of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Hans Dulfer/Han Bennink KwartetJazz In Paradiso ... CD
Heavy Soul Music/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most hard-hitting albums we've ever heard from saxophonist Hans Dulfer – a set that features a group with the legendary avant drummer Hank Bennink, plus Willem Van Manen on trombone and Maarten Altena on bass – a real demonstration of the power of the Dutch jazz scene as it ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Cornell DupreeShadow Dancing ... CD
Versatile/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smooth and soulful guitar work from Cornell Dupree – a player who recorded on countless sessions as a studio sideman, but hardly ever got to work as a leader on his own! The album's got a full sound that's kind of a step beyond the Kudu/CTI sound of the time – an approach that takes ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ John EdwardsJohn Edwards (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Aware/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first album by John Edwards – a richly talented vocalist who would go onto become the lead singer of the Spinners in later years, singing on some of their last big hits. This album's a very different effort – and features John singing in a deep Southern Soul style, mixed with the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ 8th DayI Gotta Get Home (Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A nicely complicated little record – and one of the funkiest albums on the legendary Invictus label! The 8th Day group was a loosely-conceived batch of Detroit soul talents designed to cash in on a concept of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team – and they weren't just a studio project, as ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Ekrem & Gypsy Groovz with Dusko GoykovichRivers Of Happiness ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Ekrem Sajdic is joined here by the great Dusko Gokyovic – and the two of them blow together with a very bold approach, in the setting of the very striking Gypsy Groovz combo! The group have a sound that's way more grounded than you might guess from their gimmicky name – a ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ European Jazz TrioNorwegian Wood ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lightly lyrical trio, of the sort that the European scene has been serving up here and there since the 70s – clearly inspired by the spaciousness of Bill Evans, but also working with its own rhythmic conception too! Karel Boehlee handles the piano with a nice sprightly sort of touch – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Bill EvansLive At Keystone Korner 1980 Vol 1 ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a month before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Bill EvansLive At Keystone Korner 1980 Vol 2 ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a month before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansSesjun Radio Shows Vol 1 – Dutch Radio Sessions ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Sublime live work from the great Bill Evans – two different radio performances from the 70s, both of them great! The first half might be the most notable – as the set just features the bass of Eddie Gomez alongside Bill's piano – a pairing we love so much, and which sounds so ... (Jazz) read more CD
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✨✧ Bill EvansSesjun Radio Shows Vol 2 – Dutch Radio Sessions ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A really beautiful radio performance from pianist Bill Evans – and one with a great special guest on the second half of the set! The core group here is Bill's late trio with Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – both players who carry forward the subtle sense of ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Bill Evans, Karin Krog, Archie Shepp, Bobby HutcheLive At The Festival ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A very interesting batch of tracks – one tune apiece by each of the artists named in the title, recorded between the years 1970 and 1973 at the Festival Ljublijana, in Yugoslavia. Bill Evans performs a long, and straight reading of Miles Davis' "Nardis" with a trio that includes ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Jenny Evans with Dusko GoykovichShiny Stockings ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $13.99
A great old-school vocal jazz album – not torchy 40s, but the kind of upbeat swinging style that you might find on a 60s record on labels like Prestige or Roulette – as singer Jenny Evans works with great small combo backing that keeps things nice and lean throughout, and balances her ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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