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Jazz — New Arrivals ✈

XA wealth of jazz in many styles -- bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual, rare groove, modal, improvised music, funk, free jazz, fusion, avant garde, and trad!

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneKirtan – Turiya Sings ... LP
Impulse, 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.99
Some of the most spiritual sounds we've ever heard from Alice Coltrane – an obscure early 80s album that's done in a very meditative style – one that has the lady on both organ and vocals, working alongside a larger string section at times! The approach is a bit like some of Coltrane's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kirtan – Turiya Sings ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace Martin/Taylor McFerrin/Christian Scott)R+R Now Live ... LP
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A stunning supergroup from the contemporary scene on the west coast – heard here on a live set that's every bit as wonderful as the studio album that marked their debut! You'll probably know every player here from albums under their own names, and the group is every bit as great as the sum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available R+R Now Live ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles In Tokyo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1964. New Copy Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
Miles Davis' first-ever performance in Japan – a really unique concert that featured the quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by a young Sam Rivers on tenor! The presence of Rivers really gives the set an edge – and although Miles is holding Sam ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisRound About Midnight (180 gram vinyl – mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.98
Thelonious Monk may have written the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it all his own here – blowing with a subtle moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia Records years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerJazz At Midnight (blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Blue Note, 1952/1953. New Copy ... $24.99
The first-ever vinyl release of material from two Charlie Parker appearances at the Howard Theater in Washington DC – one set recorded in 1952, the other in 1953 – debuting on vinyl from the CD-only release The Washington Concerts! Bird is wonderful throughout – with that kind of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on LP – pressed on "midnight" blue vinyl!)

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✨✧ Andrew HillPoint Of Departure (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
A classic "new thing" album recorded with the cream of Blue Note's avant 60s players – like Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, and Tony Williams – standing out with Hill as some of the most adventurous players for the label at the time! The album's awash with jagged piano likes from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardReady For Freddie (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Moody genius from Freddie Hubbard – one that features a unique group with McCoy Tyner on piano, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bernard McKinney on euphonium – a tuba-like instrument that gives the album a nicely shadowy sound! McKinney's probably better known for his 70s work with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike LeDonneIt's All Your Fault ... CD
Savant, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
One of the coolest, grooviest settings for the Hammond of Mike LeDonne that we've heard in years – a set that mostly features him working with a larger ensemble, at a level that brings back some of the great 60s sessions from Jimmy Smith and Oliver Nelson! Yet given Mike's touch on the keys, ... read more CD

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✨✧ George CablesToo Close For Comfort ... CD
High Note, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The great George Cables is in wonderful form here – balancing things perfectly between the boldness of his left hand on the rhythms, and the more lyrical modes that he opens up with the right – serving up these effortless and beautiful tunes that make us fall in love with his music all ... read more CD

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✨✧ Irene Schweizer & Hamid DrakeCelebration ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
Pianist Irene Schweizer always has a fantastic amount of energy in her music – a quality that's all her own, informed by the freedoms of the European improvisers of the 70s, but also brought into a focus that always makes her music make a heck of a lot of sense, even to the uninitiated! That' ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDirections In Music 1969 to 1973 – Miles Davis, His Musicians, & The Birth Of A New Age In Jazz ... CD
Ace/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The reach of Miles Davis is plenty wide – as right from the start, the trumpeter was associating himself with some of the hippest young talent on the scene! Yet the apex of those associations may have come in the late 60s and early 70s, when the newly-electric Miles was experimenting in all ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Directions In Music 1969 to 1973 – Miles Davis, His Musicians, & The Birth Of A New Age In Jazz ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Don CherryCherry Jam ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Never-issued work from Don Cherry – and a really key piece of the puzzle in the career of this legendary trumpeter! The recordings were done for Swedish Radio, with great fidelity – more than just live tracks captured in a club, and instead some really thoughtful material that marks an ... read more CD
Also available Cherry Jam ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Joe Lovano/Marilyn Crispell/Carmen CastaldiGarden Of Expression ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Joe Lovano is one of those players who only seems to go deeper at a time when he could be taking it easy – really pushing his talents to new territory, and finding ways to evolve the way that he expresses himself! That's definitely the case here, in his second album with the trio of Marilyn ... read more CD
Also available Garden Of Expression ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ George BensonWeekend In London (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Provogue, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
George Benson is no spring chicken – but damn, he sounds plenty darn youthful here – working at the Ronnie Scotts club in London with some tight jazz funk backing! Benson sings as much as solos on guitar – and the whole thing is a great throwback to the sound of his 70s records ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight orange vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ VariousIf You're Not Part Of The Solution – Soul, Politics, & Spirituality In Jazz 1967 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Righteous jazz, but with a bit of a funky twist too – a great selection of classics from the years when 60s soul jazz was reaching out with a new sense of pride and power, and finding a way embrace all of the musical changes that were coming its way! The music here is often by artists who ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Houston PersonHouston 75/Get Outa My Way ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of overlooked albums from saxophonist Houston Person – both recorded for Detroit's Westbound label, and presented back to back on a single CD! First up is Houston Person 75 – sweet sweet grooves from the legendary Houston Person – a set that blends his soulful tenor with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Larry CoryellBarefoot Boy ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of Larry Coryell's greatest albums ever! Barefoot Boy is a much more expansive session than some of Coryell's others, fueled in part by the spiritual intensity of the Impulse Records generation. It's got a momentum that's pretty darn exciting throughout – but the compositions are nice ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A sweet late 70s groover from Ramsey – not as all-out electric as some of his earlier work for Columbia, but done with some nice arrangements that have a full and soulful feel! There's a bit of Kalimba/Earth Wind & Fire soul to the mix – and some tracks have production by James ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Back cover has a gold promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants ... LP
Prestige, 1954/1956. Very Good- ... $29.99
A strange mix of material – but some great work overall! Most of the record features Miles Davis recording with a quintet that includes Thelonious Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – on longer versions of "The Man I Love" (in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover is nice!)

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✨✧ Lester YoungSwinging Lester Young ... LP
Score, Late 40s/1958. Very Good- ... $13.99
A late 50s issue of some of Prez's early bop sides – mostly recorded in LA, with groups that include players like Dodo Marmarosa, Red Callender, Willie Smith, Curtis Counce, Howard McGhee, and Chico Hamilton. Tracks include "DB Blues", "Jumpin At Mesner's", "She's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Score pressing with deep groove!)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Stan GetzGerry Mulligan Meets Stan Getz ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good- ... $14.99
A great little set that shouldn't work as well as it does! Mulligan's baritone work is cut nicely by Getz's wispy alto – making for a combination of horns that yeilds some wonderful moments that opens both players up more than usual for the time. Titles include "Anything Goes", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeIt's A Blue World ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever from the great Mel Torme – and a set that's a bit different than his other work for the Bethlehem label too! The set features Mel singing to lush backings from arranger Al Pellegrini – who brings in a mode that definitely lives up to the blue tones ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – red label with deep groove. Cover has a small bit of laminate peeling near the opening, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonSassy Soul Strut ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. Sealed ... $29.99
Plenty of sass, and plenty of soul – a great mix of modes from the mighty Lou Donaldson! The set has Lou expanding his sound a bit from the harder funk of Blue Note dates from a few years before – working with arranger George Butler, who gives the record a cool electric vibe – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ Grant GreenAlive! ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good- ... $24.99
A really fantastic album from guitarist Grant Green – a set that's every bit as great as his other Blue Note funk albums from the time – but in a very different way! First off, the group has vibes – played by the more obscure Willie Bivens, sometimes with this hard chromatic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks through most of "Time To Remember". Cover has a bit of wear, and some pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Les McCannRiver High, River Low ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
More of a soul album than a jazz album – and a stripped-down mellow set that has Les singing and playing keyboards with a quartet that includes Miroslaw Kudykowski on guitar. Cuts include "Everywhere I Go, People Ask Me a Question", "Woman, Come Home", "I've Been ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Bill SummersFeel The Heat ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Masterful funky soul jazz from the mid 70s – and one of the best solo albums recorded by Headhunter Bill Summers – a sunny batch of Bay Area funk that really grooves with the best of Fantasy Records from the time! The set was produced by Skip Scarborough, and has that great bubbling, ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadPower Of Soul ... CD
Kudu/CTI, 1974. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way ... read more CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisESP ... CD
Columbia, 1965. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
An album of dark and subtle beauty – and still one of our favorite Miles Davis albums of all time! The set's not as earth-shattering as some of Davis' other work of the 60s, but that's why we like it so much – because the emerging genius of the group with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Freddy RobinsonBluesology ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Wild funk from guitarist Freddy Robinson – hardly the "bluesology" you'd guess from the title! Sure, Freddie started his career as a blues guitarist on early Chess sessions – but during the early 70s, he cut some monster funky recordings for Stax, recordings that had a bluesy ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousMo' Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
We really love all the different volumes in the Mod Jazz series from Kent Records – they've been instrumental to our musical education over the years – so we're always happy to have "Mo", especially with a collection this great! The material comes from a number of different ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Rudiger Carl/Joel Grip/Sven-Ake JohanssonIn Early November ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
A great live set by an incredibly dynamic trio – Rudiger Carl on clarinet and Sven-Ake Johansson on drums – both older improvisers, joined here by the well-matched bass of the younger Joel Grip! If you've not heard Carl before, you're in for a treat – as his sounds on his ... read more CD

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✨✧ All Set (Ingrid Laubrock/Stephane Payen/Chris Tordini/Tom Rainey)All Set ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Twin saxes, coming together here with a really wonderful sound – the tenor of Ingrid Laubrock and straight alto sax of Stephane Payen – criss-crossing beautifully next to the drums of Tom Rainey and bass of Chris Tordini! There's a really special sort of sound going on here – the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Harold LandWestward Bound ... CD
Reel To Reel, Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A fantastic addition to the too-small catalog of work from the wonderful Harold Land – the west coast tenorist whose sound was maybe more of a bridge to the New York scene in the 50s and 60s – as you'll hear in this collection of well-recorded and unreleased material from his key years ... read more CD
Also available Westward Bound (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Gary BartzGary Bartz & NTU Troup – Live In Bremen 1975 ... CD
Made In Germany (Germany), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
A fantastic live set from reedman Gary Bartz – captured here with his ultra-hip NTU group – who you might know from their classic albums on Milestone in the 70s! Gary's soaring out with a hell of a lot of pride and power right from the start – effortlessly spinning these long ... read more CD

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✨✧ Roberto Miranda's Home Music EnsembleLive At Bing Theater – Los Angeles 1985 ... CD
Dark Tree (France), 1985. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A never-issued live performance from the Nimbus Records scene in LA – a spiritual gem that features bassist Roberto Miranda in the lead, working with some key other players from the city at the time! Miranda's always been one of the secret heroes of the underground west coast scene – a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Harold LandWestward Bound (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Reel To Reel, Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99
A fantastic addition to the too-small catalog of work from the wonderful Harold Land – the west coast tenorist whose sound was maybe more of a bridge to the New York scene in the 50s and 60s – as you'll hear in this collection of well-recorded and unreleased material from his key years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1500! Heavy vinyl and a nice booklet of notes!)
Also available Westward Bound ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Sun RaExtensions Out – Four Poetry Books 1957 to 1972 ... Book
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021. New Copy ... $42.99 50.00
An incredible package – one that brings together four rare publications by Sun Ra – printed words that are every bit as groundbreaking as his music – and which together represent the farther-flung corners of his vast cultural enterprise! The set represents each of the texts in ... (Books, Jazz) read more Book

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✨✧ VariousDirections In Music 1969 to 1973 – Miles Davis, His Musicians, & The Birth Of A New Age In Jazz ... LP
Ace/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.99
The reach of Miles Davis is plenty wide – as right from the start, the trumpeter was associating himself with some of the hippest young talent on the scene! Yet the apex of those associations may have come in the late 60s and early 70s, when the newly-electric Miles was experimenting in all ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Directions In Music 1969 to 1973 – Miles Davis, His Musicians, & The Birth Of A New Age In Jazz ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Paul Dunmall/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris/Gerald CleaverBright Awakening ... CD
Rogue (France), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A bold, bright awakening from this freely improvising quartet – a crack lineup who work nonstop here for 56 minutes, in a performance captured at the Vision Festival 17 in New York! Paul Dunmall is ferocious on tenor, and really seems to set fire to the piano of Matthew Shipp – as ... read more CD

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✨✧ George ColemanGeorge Coleman Quintet In Baltimore ... CD
Reel To Real, 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Tremendous work from tenorist George Coleman – featured here in the sort of setting that really reminds us of his genius when allowed to really open up and blow! The tracks are long, and the material was recorded by the Left Bank Jazz Society – that Baltimore-based organization that's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peter KowaldPeter Kowald Quintet ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
An early moment of brilliance as a leader for bassist Peter Kowald – and maybe a record of his that matches the early FMP albums of Peter Brotzmann for sheer, raw intensity! There's almost a Machine Gun-like power here – as the group comes on with all the amazing energy that the early ... read more CD
(Remastered from the original tapes, first time on CD, and in a great LP-styled cover!)

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✨✧ Alexander Von Schlippenbach QuartetThree Nails Left ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
Amazing work from this seminal group on the FMP scene – a quartet led by pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, but equally balanced between the saxes of Evan Parker, bass of Peter Kowald, and percussion of Paul Lovens! We're not sure how much to take the "nails" in the title ... read more CD
(Remastered from the original tapes – and first time on CD!)

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✨✧ Neil Swainson Quintet with Joe Henderson & Woody Shaw49th Parallel ... CD
Concord/Reel To Real, 1987. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
An overlooked moment of genius from Canadian bassist Neil Swainson – maybe the only album of his we've seen as a leader, and a tremendous showcase for the talents of Joe Henderson on tenor and Woody Shaw on trumpet! The album's a beautiful burner – filled with original songs by Neil, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesExpansions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
Quite possibly the most celebrated album ever from keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith – a groove-heavy classic that's burned up many a dancefloor in its day, yet also a record that features some great mellow moments as well! The title track "Expansions" is virtually a blueprint for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiufl pressing – nice gatefold cover, and high-quality vinyl!)

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✨✧ Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil SudderbergLargest Afternoon ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
A set that's brimming over with improvising jazz talent – but one that's an especially great reminder of the guitar genius of the great Arto Lindsay! Lindsay is amazing here – playing with energy to match the brilliance of Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee – which is really saying a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dudu Pukwana, Misha Mengelberg, & Han BenninkYi Yole ... CD
ICP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
A fantastic slice of sound from the legendary Dudu Pukwana – not his work with the famous Blue Notes combo, nor his globally-styled projects – but instead this searing free jazz date cut for the ICP label with Misha Mengelberg on piano and Hank Bennink on drums, clarinet, viola, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAmarcord Nino Rota ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the first true moments of genius from producer Hal Willner – the man who helped open up so many ears to diverse music with projects like these! The album's a tribute to the music of Nino Rota, as used in the films of Federico Fellini – but rather than just be a slavish remake, ... (Soundtracks, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Beaver Harris/Don Pullen 360 ExperienceWell Kept Secret ... CD
Shemp/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1984. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the most striking Don Pullen albums of the 80s – a beautifully open session that has the pianist co-leading a version of the 360 Experience group of drummer Beaver Harris – with an excellent lineup that also features Ricky Ford on tenor sax, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, and Buster ... read more CD

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✨✧ Steve LacyStamps (with bonus track) ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy 2CDs ... $15.99
A massive double-length set from saxophonist Steve Lacy – and maybe one of the strongest 70s statements from his legendary European quintet! The album features two different live performances – each of which open up in the brilliant freedoms allowed by the European scene since the end ... read more CD

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✨✧ Joe McPhee & Andre JaumeNuclear Family ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Insanely beautiful work from the great Joe McPhee – an album that was recorded and intended to be issued during his groundbreaking stretch with Hat Art Records – but which never saw the light of day at the time! Why that happened, we're not entirely sure – because the album is ... read more CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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✨✧ Joe McPheeCosmic Love/Cosmic Love (number 2) ... 7-inch
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Two versions of a great track by Joe McPhee – both of which have the saxophonist laying out some surprisingly soulful sounds! If you only know Joe from his later avant years, you'll be stunned to hear McPhee here – as "Cosmic Love" has Joe spinning out this soulful saxophone ... (Funky 45's, Jazz) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sun RaContinuation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Mindblowing music from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – sounds recorded during the same marathon session that gave the world the records Other Planes Of There, When Sun Comes Out, and When Angels Speak Of Love – but titles that are much more obscure overall! The initial release of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBuhaina ... LP
Prestige (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
An amazing album that has Art Blakey completely reinventing himself for the 70s! Blakey shifts from straight hardbop to kind of a modal soul jazz groove, touched with some of the electric playing of the younger jazz generation, but not enough to qualify as fusion or funk. Instead, he's working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonJazz In Paris – Mai 1956 ... CD
Universal (France), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent Parisian work by Lionel Hampton – recorded during a very fruitful year in France, featuring material that was originally issued on a full LP, and a 10" ep. Most of the tracks feature a group that includes Eddie Chamblee on tenor, Ed Mullens on trumpet, Billy Mackel on guitar, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieJazz In Paris – Cognac Blues ... CD
Universal (France), 1952/1953. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Classic early European material by Dizzy Gillespie – recorded in Paris in the early 50s, and featuring backing by players that include Don Byas, Wade Legge, Jean-Jacques Tilche, and Bill Clark. The groove runs from straight bop to swing, with touches of Cubop in the mix, thanks to conga work ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Quin KirchnerShadows & The Light ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A double-length set that showcases the ever-growing, ever-evolving talents of drummer Quin Kirchner – working here in a variety of settings with help from some other great talents on the Chicago scene! Most of these tunes have a core sense of structure – and even when Quin is ... read more CD
Also available Shadows & The Light ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Marion BrownLe Temps Fou – Musique Du Film De Marcel Camus ... LP
Polydor/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Marion Brown is a stunning saxophonist whose music seems to know no bounds – always full of these hidden corners that the mainstream missed back in the day – which is definitely the case with this fantastic rare soundtrack session from the end of the 60s! The music is unlike most of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Archie SheppArchie Shepp Live In Paris 1974 – The Lost ORTF Recordings ... LP
Transversales Disques (France), 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $34.99 39.99
Really wonderful live material from tenor genius Archie Shepp – recorded in Paris, a city that always seemed to bring out the best in his music! Here, Shepp's blowing in a mode that's like some of his later Impulse Records from the early 70s – more spiritual overall, with a free-flowing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe edition – in a tip-on gatefold sleeve!)

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✨✧ Hiroshi SuzukiCat ... CD
Sony/We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
A great bit of electric jazz from the Japanese scene of the 70s – an album that easily rivals the best CTI work in the US at the time! Trombonist Hiroshi Suzuki heads up a quintet here – one that's heavy on electric piano and keyboards, played in a stretched-out sort of groove that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Florian PellissierRio ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ... $32.99 39.99
Maybe the greatest album to date from the quintet of pianist Florian Pellissier – an artist we've been loving for years, and who just seems to get a greater sound and focus with each new release! This set has Florian's group recording at the famous Rudy Van Gelder studio – working with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rio ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ East Axis (Matthew Shipp/Allan Lowe/Gerald Cleaver/Kevin Ray)Cool With That ... CD
ESP, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Really well-crafted improvisations from an equally well-matched quartet – Matthew Shipp on piano, Allen Lowe on tenor and alto, Kevin Ray on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums – all players who really let loose here, but with this inherent sense of structure that's wonderful – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Larry Ochs & Donald RobinsonCivil Right ... CD
ESP, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99
Nicely bracing work from reedman Larry Ochs – a player you might know from his long legacy in Rova Sax Quartet, but who's often even more striking in a stripped-down setting like this! The album features improvised duets with drummer Don Robinson – and Ochs blows both tenor and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Frank FosterLoud Minority (with bonus 20 page booklet) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mainstream/We Want Sounds (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99
One of the most amazing albums ever from Frank Foster – a totally righteous set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with the Basie Band! The format here is right up there with the best on Strata East at the time – a large-group session that's filled with some of the hippest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe limited edition pressing – with 20 page booklet! Booklet features rare session photos, interviews with Cecil and Dee Dee Bridgewater, new liner notes, and more – plus new remastering from the original tapes!)

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✨✧ Jimmy Witherspoon with The Dick Morrissey QuartetLive In London 1966 ... CD
R&B Records (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Singer Jimmy Witherspoon recorded some great music over here in the US, but this set from London might well be one of his best of the 60s – and features Jimmy working with superb backing from a hell of a quartet! The group's led by tenorist Dick Morrissey, who gets in plenty of great solos ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ EmbryoOpal ... CD
United Artists/Ohr (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the great space rock records of the early 70s – the debut from the mighty Embryo – a lynchpin in the uncompromising jazz, prog & rock to come – and really one of the more underappreciated early Krautrock efforts! Embryo is working in a pretty amazing mode here, with ... read more CD
Also available Opal (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Krzysztof KomedaLive & Radio Recordings 1957 to 1962 ... LP
Naked Lunch, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Early work from the legendary Krzystof Komeda – recorded years before he was setting the Polish scene on fire with his inventive soundtracks and modern jazz – but at a level that's still pretty revolutionary overall! The album begins with material from a few different sessions recorded ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Adalberto CevascoPajaros Electricos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Melopea/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The first-ever album as a leader from Argentine bassist Adalberto Cevasco, but a set that comes after a long legacy in jazz at an international level – including work with guitarist John Abercrombie and saxophonist Gato Barbieri! You can hear echoes of the styles of both of those bigger ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don Cherry's New Researches EnsembleOrganic Music Theatre Festival De Chateauvallon 1972 ... CD
INA/Blank Forms, 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99
An incredible performance from the great Don Cherry – one that's maybe the most perfect summation we've ever heard of his ability to embrace a globe's worth of influences and make them his own! The set was recorded live at a French jazz festival in 1972, and it has a very compelling group ... read more CD

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✨✧ Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetDon Rendell/Ian Carr Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
A masterpiece of British jazz from the end of the 60s – a set that doesn't need to answer at all to any of the jazz styles coming from America at the time – as it's sound and vision is so bold, so unique, it's a completely massive statement on its own! The set may well represent the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don Rendell/Ian Carr Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Ryo FukuiScenery ... LP
We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Lyrical magic from pianist Ryo Fukui – a lost gem from the Japanese scene of the 70s, and a beautifully flowing album throughout! Fukui's got a wide-open touch to the piano that we totally love – and is easily one of the best of his contemporaries on the Japanese trio scene of the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sourced from the original reels and mastered at half speed!)

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✨✧ Jeb Bishop98 Duets ... CD
Wobbly Rail, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Trombonist Jeb Bishop is one of the cornerstones of the current Chicago underground scene (both jazz and rock!) – and this recent CD on Wobbly Rail features him playing a set of duets recorded in 1998, with other Chicago greats like Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Hamid Drake, Josh Abrams, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jef GilsonEnfin! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Modern Silence (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Some of the earliest music ever from groundbreaking French pianist Jef Gilson – and proof that right at the start, he was already in a unique space that was all his own! Gilson was a real standout in the European postwar scene – and he was one of the first in the 60s to really try to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Kamasi WashingtonEpic (3CD set) ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2015. Used 3 CDs ... $18.99
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist ... read more CD
Also available Epic (3CD set) ... CD 26.99

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✨✧ Bernie McGann1966 – Archive Series Vol 1 ... LP
Sarang Bang (New Zealand), 1966. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A beautiful set from the Australian jazz underground of the 60s – two never-heard live recordings by the group of altoist Bernie McGann – a player who was one of the strongest modernists working down under at the time! Bernie's got this open, soaring tone on his horn that's really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, and with a bonus insert of notes too!)

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✨✧ Matt WilsonArts & Crafts ... CD
Palmetto, 2001. Used ... $5.99
A quartet date with leader Matt Wilson on drums, Larry Goldings on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass, and Terell Stafford on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittMove On Over – The Eddie Buster Sides (Move On Over/At The DJ Lounge) ... CD
Argo/Jazz Beat (Spain), 1961/1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Two classic Chicago sessions by Sonny Stitt – both recorded with the little-known organist Eddie Buster! First up is Move On Over – a bit rough around the edges, but a very tasty set from Stitt! The album's sort of free-spun organ session – with Stitt on alto and tenor, Joe ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonJazz In Paris – Lionel Hampton & His French New Sound Vol 2 ... CD
Universal (France), 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Paris was always a great city for Lionel Hampton – but it seemed like in the mid 50s, it was also a place where he cut some of his best work, too! The French New Sound pair of albums are both classics in Hamp's book – records that take off from the looser, longer-form style that he'd ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonJazz In Paris – Lionel Hampton & His French New Sound Vol 1 ... CD
Universal (France), 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Paris was always a great city for Lionel Hampton – but it seemed like in the mid 50s, it was also a place where he cut some of his best work, too! The French New Sound pair of albums are both classics in Hamp's book – records that take off from the looser, longer-form style that he'd ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hoagy CarmichaelStardust Melody ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. Used ... $6.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Herb AlpertDefinitive Hits ... CD
A&M, 1960s/1979/1982/1987. Used ... $4.99
From Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass ; "The Lonely Bull", "Mexican Shuffle", "Whipped Cream", "Lollipops And Roses", "A Taste Of Honey", "Spanish Flea", "Tijuana Taxi", "Zorba The Greek", "What Now My ... (Now Sound, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Bill Frisell/Kermit Driscoll/Joey BaronBill Frisell/Kermit Driscoll/Joey Baron – Live ... CD
Gramavision, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Bill Frisell on guitar, Kermit Driscoll on bass, and Joey Baron on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mose AllisonBest Of Mose Allison ... CD
Atlantic, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
Groovy 20 track "best of" CD compiling tracks from his Atlantic recordings of the late 60's and early 70's, with loads of his usual cool hipster jazz vocals and New Orleans piano playing. Cuts include "Seventh Son", "Swingin' Machine", "Your Mind Is On ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJazz Workshop Revisited ... CD
Riverside/Capitol, 1962. Used ... $6.99
A great live classic from the Cannonball Adderley Sextet of the early 60s – that famous group that included Nat Adderley on cornet, Yusef Lateef on tenor and flute, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums! Tracks are long, and these guys are really on fire in a live ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaSt Louis Blues – Solo Piano ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1978. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Beautiful solo piano work from Sun Ra – presented in a style that's nicely different from his material on Saturn Records! Ra plays solo on his own compositions – "Sky & Sun", "I Am We Are I", "Thoughts On Thoth" – plus some older material that he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ AirtoLatino – Aqui Se Puede ... CD
Montuno, 1984. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked gem from Airto – recorded after his 70s years on bigger labels, but a set that almost tops all of them in the end! There's a wonderful mix going on here – a blend of rootsy and electric, and Latin and Brazilian – the former clearly from the placement of the record ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ KlezmersonSiete ... CD
Tzadik, 2011. Used ... $8.99

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✨✧ David Hazeltine TrioAlfie – The Burt Bacharach Songbook ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2006. Used ... $28.99
A wonderful approach to the music of Burt Bacharach – one that pushes it way past any overdone cliches, and unlocks the tunes for extremely vibrant jazz-based expression! The tracks are familiar, but the timings often aren't – and Hazeltine and the trio mix things up nicely, and make ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Lucian Ban & Alex HardingTuba Project ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Lucian Ban on piano, Alex Harding on baritone saxophone, JD Allen on tenor saxophone, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Derrek Phillips on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Satoko Fujii QuartetVulcan ... CD
Libra (Japan), 2001. Used ... $11.99
Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and toys, Takeharu Hayakawa on bass, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums and voice. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Brother MatthewBrother Matthew With Eddie Condon's Jazz Band ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Personnel include Brother Matthew on alto, Bill Davison on cornet, Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, Cutty Cutshall on trombone, Ernie Caceres on baritone, Gene Schroeder on piano, Bob Casey on bass, George Wettling on drums, and Paul Smith on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono pressing with deep groove. Back cover has wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Curtis Fowlkes & Catfish CornerReflect ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ... $4.99
Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Sam Furnace on alto saxophone, Russ Johnson on trumpet, Ted Cruz on keyboards, JT Lewis on drums, Carlos Henderson on bass, Duncan Cleary on guitar, and Sheila Prevost on vocals and spoken word. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Von FreemanNever Let Me Go ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1992. Used ... $8.99
Von Freeman on tenor sax, Jodie Christian on piano, Eddie De Haas on bass, Wilbur Campbell on drums. CD
(Sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Coleman Hawkins/Arnett Cobb/BuVery Saxy (OJC pressing) ... CD
Prestige, 1959. Used ... $4.99
The title's terrible, but the album's a great one – a really classic-styled jam session, of the sort that the Prestige label hardly ever recorded! The session features 4 tenor giants of slightly older vintage – Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb, and Buddy Tate – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah Jane CionMoon Song ... CD
Naxos (Canada), 1999. Used ... $1.99
Sarah Jane Cion on piano, Chris Potter on tenor and soprano saxophone, Phil Palombi on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Sextet & Quartet ... LP
Music (Italy), 1960. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A rare Italian-only album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2020 Saar pressing. Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby ForresterBobby Forrester Organist ... LP
Dobre, Early 70s. Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest albums of Hammond jazz ever recorded – and a darn funky one at that! Bobby Forrester may not look like a hipster on the cover, but this set grooves like some of the best early 70s work by Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, and Groove Holmes – hitting hard with some really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. PLEASE NOTE: Vinyl has heat damage, but plays through without skipping. Cover looks nice, with just a light stain on the spine.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Ahead (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1957. Used ... $3.99
A masterful meeting of two 50s modern jazz talents – the trumpet of Miles Davis balanced with the arrangements of Gil Evans – with results that have made the album one of Miles' greatest ever! The sound here is completely sublime – as Davis gets all chromatic and spooky over ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jakob BroBay Of Rainbows ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2018. Used ... $12.99
The title's a great one for this album by guitarist Jakob Bro – as his sense of sound is often so full of colors, it's easy to imagine the place named in the title! Although Bro's also got maybe more emphasis on the bluer side of the spectrum in his music – not as in blues, but in the ... read more CD
 
 



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