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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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✨✧ Pee Wee ErwinNew York Dixieland ... LP
Jazztone, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Back cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisNever On Sunday ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Simple genius from the classic Ramsey Lewis Trio – Ramsey on piano, Eldee Young on bass, and Red Holt on drums! The tunes are a strong mix of originals, standards, and some nice bits from odd sources – all arranged by Ramsey and crew to make strong use of their well-styled blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Cadet blue fade label with deep groove. Back cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ Dave GrusinPiano, Strings, & Moonlight – The Many Moods Of Dave Grusin ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Long before he became the giant of mainstream fusion, Dave Grusin was one heck of a jazz player – with a light lively touch on the keys that rivalled that of contemporaries like Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner. Unlike those guys, though, Dave always had a better eye for the bigger picture ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonFive Pieces 1975 ... LP
Arista, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
One of Braxton's best records for Arista, and a great quartet session that features Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Dave Holland on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums. The playing is extremely tight, and Braxton and Wheeler trade very sharp solos, while Holland pulls these amazing lines out of his bass. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with light wear, cutout hole and smudges.)

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✨✧ Warren BarkerWarren Barker Is In ... LP
Warner, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Hip groovy loungey sounds from the guy who arranged and conducted the music to 77 Sunset Strip! Tracks have goofy names like "Cappucino", "Cafe Expresso", and "Hit The Road to Dreamland" – and the album's got a beatnik jazz feel that's very nice! (Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a price sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ Krzysztof KomedaKomeda Jazz Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Muza/Norma (Japan), 1961. Near Mint- (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A set of early recordings by Polish jazz legend Komeda – all cut at the Jazz Jamboree festival in 1961, and featuring a variety of different groups. The strongest sides on the set features Komeda with a quartet that features tenor sax by Bernt Rosengren – really cooking with a modern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – on Norma!)

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✨✧ Roy HaynesRoy Haynes (10 inch LP) ... LP
Vogue (France), 1954. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A rare overseas set from the mighty drummer – played by Roy Haynes' "Modern Group", which features the American at the helm – backed by French players who include Barney Wilen on tenor, Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Jay Cameron on baritone, and Henri Renaud on piano! Tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Gigi Gryce & Clifford BrownGigi Gryce/Clifford Brown Sextet – Jazz Time Paris Vol 10 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Vogue (France), 1953. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from this key modern jazz pair – on titles that include "Brown skins", "Keeping Up With Jonesey", "Deltitnu", "Quick Step", and "Bum's Rush". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Wessel Ilcken & Rita ReysWessel Ilcken & Rita Reys – Jazz Behind The Dikes 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Philips, 1955/1966. Near Mint- ... $28.99
One of the best of the legendary Jazz Behind The Dikes 10" LP series – an important set of 50s recordings that showcased the great work coming out of the Netherlands in the postwar years! This set features a number of tracks led by drummer Wessel Ilcken and featuring trumpet by Jerry ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese presing, on Norma – better cover and vinyl than the original!)

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✨✧ Max RoachSession With Max Roach (10 inch LP) ... LP
Vogue, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With Kenny Dorham on trumpet and James Moody on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese 10" pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ VariousFrom Spirituals To Swing – Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/1939 ... LP
Vanguard, 1938/1939. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A legendary set of concerts – put together by this famous producer who discovered Billie Holiday and so many other great jazz talents! Features work by Joe Turner, Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Sonny Terry, Pete Johnson, and Count Basie! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ira SullivanNicky's Tune ... LP
Delmark, 1958. Very Good ... $6.99
A great little record – not only for the early trumpet work of Ira Sullivan, but also for the presence of tenorist Nicky Hill – an under-recorded legend from the Chicago scene of the 50s! The set features Sullivan in extremely tight bop formation – working on longer tracks that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a mostly split top seam.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk's Greatest Hits ... LP
Columbia, 1960s. Very Good ... $7.99
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(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jan GarbarekBelonging ... LP
ECM, 1974. Very Good ... $5.99
With Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax, Keith Jarrett on piano, Palle Danielsson on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums. Titles include "The Windup", "Belonging", "Solstice", "Spiral Dance", and "Blossom". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzVoyage ... LP
Blackhawk, 1986. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A standout session from Stan Getz – one of the real gems of his later years, and a masterpiece of well-blown and confident tones! Getz here has a near-perfect form – a poise and balance that comes from decades of woodshedding on tenor sax, but which is still deeply personal, and one of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Louis Hayes/Junior Cook with Woody ShawIchi-Ban (Timeless) ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Dutch pressing. Cover has and unglued top seam and light wear.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornFabulous Phineas ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Phineas Newborn is certainly fabulous here – thanks in part to some great guitar work from his brother Calvin! The session's got a little extra "kick" than some of Phineas' other records from the time – a slightly rougher edge that comes from Calvin's raspy guitar work on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and top seam, light surface wear, and a name in marker on both sides.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1952. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye Masterworks pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John McLaughlinDevotion ... LP
Douglas, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
An intensely jamming album from guitarist John McLaughlin – and a record that set a whole new tone for electric jazz in the 70s! The album was recorded shortly after McLaughlin's work with Miles Davis on Bitches Brew and Tony Williams on the first Emergency album – and in a way, it's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Booker LittleOut Front! ... LP
Candid, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Barnaby pressing. Cover some wear.)

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✨✧ Lester BowieFast Last! ... LP
Muse, 1974. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the excellent avant sides for Muse from the early 70's, and a record that features Lester Bowie playing in a number of different settings – all with a sound that's different from his Art Ensemble recordings, and from his work for ECM. One track has him playing a duet with pianist John ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Gato BarbieriBolivia ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Soaring, searing sounds from the young Gato Barbieri – one of his classic albums for the Flying Dutchman label, and very much in the vein of his first few for Impulse Records! The Latin element isn't as strongly stated in the music as you might guess from the title, but the inspiration is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good ... $19.99
A brilliant album – and real turning point for Herbie Hancock! After first coming onto the scene as the soul jazz hero between Blue Note funky classics like "Watermelon Man" or "Blind Man, Blind Man" – Herbie emerges here as a concerned modernist with a strand of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has light wear with a cut corner.)
Also available Maiden Voyage (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Roland KirkVolunteered Slavery ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
Our favorite album ever from Roland Kirk – and a beautiful mix of two different sides of his genius! Side one's got Roland doing these crazy takes on late 60's pop cuts like "My Cherie Amour" and "Say a Little Prayer", plus his own "songs", done with soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Broadway pressing.)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerExpansions ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A really mindblowing session from McCoy Tyner – perfectly titled "Expansions" to showcase the change in his style at the time! The record is one of Tyner's first larger group efforts – and is a brilliant example of the expansion of his talents in the post-Coltrane years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label 70s pressing with black b. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Larry WagnerLarry Wagner Conducts (10-inch) ... LP
A440, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(With rice paper inner sleeve. Cover has center splits in the top & bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetSait On Jamais (aka One Never Knows – Original Film Score For No Sun In Venice By John Lewis) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Canadian That's Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousMusica In Equilibrio ... LP
Vedette (Italy), 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
With selections from Armando Sciascia, Bruno Battisti, Sergio Farina, and Sergio Marzorati. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jacob Do BandolimJacob Do Bandolim 1952 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic collection of work from Jacob Do Bandolim – the Brazilian musician who was so great on his instrument, he took its name and added it to his own! The bandolim is the Brazilian equivalent of the mandolin – but Jacob plays here with qualities that are quite far removed from ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonLive In Paris – 1961 ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1960. New Copy ... $16.99
A great live document of the Oscar Peterson trio at the start of the 60s – that trio that provided a second chapter to the pianist's career, as he moved away from working with a guitar, and instead embraced the role of drums in the trio! The drums, though, are handled here in a very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Milt Buckner & Jo JonesBuck & Jo (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $19.99 29.98
A fantastic pairing of talents – brought together here in a set of recordings that features way more material than we ever knew the duo recorded! The massive 4CD package is focused on spare duets between drummer Jo Jones and organist Milt Buckner – both American jazz musicians from a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nat King ColeNat King Cole & The Quincy Jones Big Band – Live In Paris 19 Avril 1960 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1960. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A dream of a collaboration – the great Nat King Cole in his prime, getting some mighty hip backings from the equally great Quincy Jones – who gives Nat a jazzy push that he wasn't always getting on his Capitol Records sessions of the time! The performance was recorded live in Paris on ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Horace SilverLive In Paris 1959 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful late 50s live recording from the Horace Silver Quintet – one that features some very long performances of key songs from the group's book, with some very extended solos, and a much different vibe than some of the studio versions! As with the Jazz Messengers during this time, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris 1961 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ VariousLes Disques De La Victoire – American Army V-Discs 1943 to 1949 (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1940s. New Copy 4CD ... $19.99 29.99
A really great overview of the V-Discs label of the 40s – the imprint started by the US Army as a way of circulating the jazz and swing sounds of the time to soldiers overseas! As you'd guess from the dates, the label was started during the American involvement in WWII – but then ... read more CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusJazz In Detroit – Strata Concert Gallery (5CD set) ... CD
Strata/BBE (UK), 1973. New Copy 5 CDs ... $24.99 35.99
A fantastic live performance from Charles Mingus – recorded in Detroit, with a slightly unusual group – and done with the more open, freewheeling quality that grace his live recordings of the early 60s! The set was recorded at the Strata Gallery – and has some of the deeper ... read more CD
Also available Jazz In Detroit – Strata Concert Gallery (5LP set) ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... (Deep Funk, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Jo JonesDrums By Jo Jones – The Historic & Legendary Jazz Drumming Sessions ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.99
Some of the coolest recordings ever made by the legendary Jo Jones – two albums that were initially presented almost as jazz instruction material, but which more than stand strongly on their own as solo drum session! Jones is already a well-known force in jazz – but hearing him like ... read more CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris – 16 Avril 1961 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by ... read more CD
Also available Live In Paris – 16 Avril 1961 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A completely sublime collection of spiritual jazz numbers from the 70s – put together by the legendary Kev Beadle, one of the first cats to spin the music with Gilles Peterson on the UK scene! The package is a great mix of essentials from years back, plus some under-discovered nuggets from ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Flip PhillipsTry A Little Tenderness – Flip Phillips With Strings ... CD
Chiaroscuro, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ Larry CoryellLion & The Ram ... LP
Arista, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
With Larry on guitars, Mike Mandel on keyboards, and Joe Beck on bass and acoustic guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton At Malibu ... LP
Parade, 1961. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "Starry Night", "Out Of Gas", "Short Of Breath", "June Moon", and "Autumn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Red RodneyRed Tornado ... LP
Muse, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Dave ValentinFlute Juice ... LP
GRP, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Clifford BrownClifford Brown With Strings ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, 1955. Used ... $5.99
A classic "with strings" session from Clifford Brown – nearly as well-done and perfect as some of Charlie Parker's sides for Verve, handled here with perhaps a slightly sweeter touch, as Neal Hefti's the man on arrangements. The core group's the Brown/Roach combo, augmented by a ... read more CD
(Verve master edition in a trifold sleeve. Barcode has a mark.)

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✨✧ Don CherryMu First Part (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneLove Supreme (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
Maybe one of the greatest jazz albums of all time – a real breakthrough moment for the legendary John Coltrane, and the blueprint for generations of jazz records to come! Trane was already breaking down plenty of boundaries before Love Supreme – but he knocked it out of the park for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love Supreme ... LP 249.99

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✨✧ Sun RaOther Side Of The Sun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sweet Earth, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A great late 70s session by Sun Ra – released on the small Sweet Earth label, recorded in 1979, with a version of the Arkestra that includes John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto, Eddie Gale on trumpet, and June Tyson on vocals – plus Sun Ra himself on Fender Rhodes, percussion, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... LP
Muse, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Milt JacksonJazz Skyline ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great little set from Milt Jackson – not just for his work on vibes, but also for some great tenor from Lucky Thompson! Thompson's raspy edge brings a nice degree of soulfulness to the set – a sound that adds depth to the sometimes mellower moments set down by Jackson and the rhythm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has small pieces of clear tape on the seams and a name in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterAdam's Apple ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An incredible album – one of our favorite Blue Notes ever! Despite the fact that the album's a spare quartet session, the record is one of Wayne Shorter's richest – and features his gutsy young tenor soloing insanely with a rhythmically intense combo that includes Herbie Hancock on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Adam's Apple (non RVG pressing) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Kuumba-Toudie HeathKawaida ... LP
Obe, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A super-hip batch of soul jazz tracks by Albert Toodie Heath of the Heath Brothers – working here on a rare session as a leader, with a sound that's right up there with the Heath Brothers' early work for Strata East!! The lineup is incredible – as Heath is joined by players that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hal McKusick OctetIn A Twentieth Century Drawing Room ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Reed player Hal McKusick has always been one of our favorite talents from the 50's, but he always seems to be overlooked by the history books because he's not easy to fit in with any of the larger schools of jazz. With his beautiful measured style on alto and clarinet, he certainly wasn't a bopper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Fresh Sound pressing from the 80s.)

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✨✧ Sonny SharrockMonkey-Pockie-Boo (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Wow! This is one of Sonny Sharrock's rare early recordings, recorded in France shortly after he had been playing with Herbie Mann. The groove's kind of crazy, and it's amazing that Sonny jumped out so soon after leaving the sort of pop-jazz environs he was in with Herbie – but hey, lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Monkey-Pockie-Boo (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, & OthersCalifornia Concert ... LP
CTI, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Although the genius of the CTI label might be often thought of in a studio format – especially since the Creed Taylor Influence on the label is what really turned the sound into something wonderful – this live set from 1971 shows that the label's players, with the right frame of mind, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and gloss bubbles.)

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✨✧ Gato BarbieriFenix ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
One of Gato's best! The record's neither too out, nor too poppy – and it has Barbieri playing with that incredible raspy tone – and working over modal grooves laid down by a hip group that includes Lonnie Liston Smith on acoustic and electric pianos, Ron Carter on bass, Lennie White on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Smiles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Miles Smiles ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusTijuana Moods ... LP
RCA, 1957/1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Oh how we love this album – and we think it may well be the best album ever from Charles Mingus! The set was recorded in that magical Mingus year of 1957, but oddly not released until 1962 – missing some of the initial frenzy of his discovery during the Atlantic and Columbia years. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithRespect ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Mad respect for Jimmy Smith – a cool small group record that's different than some of his bigger-concept, larger arrangement records for Verve! The groove here is tight and right on the money – and the tracks are a bit longer than other Verve sessions too – as the master really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting.)
Also available Respect ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Young-Holt UnlimitedYoung-Holt Unlimited Plays Super Fly ... LP
Paula, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic! Young and Holt lay down a monster set of grooves from Curtis Mayfield's Superfly soundtrack (all the good ones – like "Freddie's Dead", "Give Me Your Love", "Pusher Man", and "Superfly"), and they also get into some funky tracks of their own ... (Soul, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Doug CarnInfant Eyes ... LP
Black Jazz, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An undisputed 70s soul jazz classic – and arguably the best album that Doug Carn ever cut for the Black Jazz label! The set is a masterpiece of spiritual jazz – with Carn on keyboards setting up the groove, and wife Jean singing some incredible vocals – very different than her ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousYou Need This – A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol 3 (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.98
An excellent collection of rare jazz grooves – the special kind of tracks that effortlessly mix up influences and styles, with a result that makes each and every number a real standout in the set! This is the third volume in the series, and the mix of music is wonderful – tunes from ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Makoto Tarashita & Harold LandTopology (2 x 45rpm pressing) ... LP
Aketa's Disk/BBE (UK), 1984. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
A really fantastic album from tenorist Harold Land – a very rare Japanese set that may well blow away even his best albums of the 70s! The record features pianist Makoto Tarashita in the lead – a strongly spiritual player with a nicely modal sensibility – spun out over long ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – plays at 45rpm for added sound, and includes obi!)
Also available Topology ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Makoto Tarashita & Harold LandTopology ... CD
Aketa's Disk/BBE (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A really fantastic album from tenorist Harold Land – a very rare Japanese set that may well blow away even his best albums of the 70s! The record features pianist Makoto Tarashita in the lead – a strongly spiritual player with a nicely modal sensibility – spun out over long ... read more CD
Also available Topology (2 x 45rpm pressing) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousIf Music Presents You Need This – World Jazz Grooves – Compiled By Jean Claude & Victor Kiswell (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Not a set of world music-inflected jazz – although there is a bit of that – and instead, a wonderful collection of spiritual numbers from around the world – most recorded in the 70s, at a time when barriers were really breaking down in jazz music! All tracks here are nice and ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Takeo MoriyamaEast Plants ... LP
VAP/BBE (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 39.99
Really amazing sounds from Japanese drummer Takeo Moriyama – a record that's sometimes spiritual and organic, sometimes very unusually put-together – and which makes as much use of inventive percussion as it does the leaders drums! The group's got this very cool twin-sax approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJ Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1984 (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $29.99 39.98
Mindblowing jazz from Japan – a tremendous introduction to the 70s scene in Tokyo if you've never heard this music at all – and a package that also includes a fair bit of rare tracks, even if you're not a newcomer! The Japanese love of American jazz is no secret – and the music ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousYou Need This – A Journey Into Deep Jazz ... LP
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A brilliant collection of soulful jazz – one that has way more to offer than you might guess from its unassuming title and cover! The whole thing looks a bit oblique, but inside the music is full of deep color and life – a treasure trove of more spiritual sounds from the jazz scenes of ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on nice heavy vinyl – and not on CD!)

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✨✧ VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 27.99
A completely sublime collection of spiritual jazz numbers from the 70s – put together by the legendary Kev Beadle, one of the first cats to spin the music with Gilles Peterson on the UK scene! The package is a great mix of essentials from years back, plus some under-discovered nuggets from ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ John Lee & Gerry BrownChaser ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
John Lee & Gerry Brown were one of the best European fusion rhythm sections of the 70s – laying down great spacey drums and rumbling funky basslines on a large number of excellent LPs in the earlier part of the decade for Blue Note and a host of other labels. By the time of this release, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker, some pen, and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ted Moses QuintetSidereal Time ... LP
Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A gem of a record from the Canadian scene of the 70s – issued by the house label of Radio Canada, with a very unassuming cover – but a sound that flows out with a heck of a lot more vibrancy than you might expect! Ted Moses plays both acoustic and electric piano, and also blows some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Bill EvansIn Your Own Sweet Way ... LP
Affinity (UK), 1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A 60s Paris performance by Bill Evans – with Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Django ReinhardtDjango – Django Reinhardt & The Quintet Du Hot Club De France ... LP
CBS (UK), Mid 30s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
UK album with notes by Alexis Korner! Recordings from 1934 and 1935 – including "Oh Lady Be Good", "Dinah", "Tiger Rag", "I Saw Stars", "The Continental", and "Swanee River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasieClassy Pair ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Very Good+ ... $5.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird Wings ... LP
Verve, 1946/1949. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Two long jam session performances – one with Roy Eldridge on trumpet and Flip Phillips and Lester Young on tenors – on "Lester Leaps In", "The Closer", and "Embraceable You". The other features Willie Smith on alto, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrSide Star ... LP
Kudu, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An odd collection from a Kudu series you don't run across much. The title's a reference to performances by artists as sidemen on sides led by others, but showing off their contributions. The 5 tracks here are taken from some of our favorite CTI/Kudu releases, with 2 from Johnny Hammond's Wild ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Chess pressing.)
Also available Meet The Jazztet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Stephen RileyOleo ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Magnificent long-blown solos from tenorist Stephen Riley – on an album named after a Sonny Rollins tune, and which definitely carries a bit of the Rollins approach in its sound! Yet the album's also got plenty of Riley's strengths in the mix, too – that great raspy sound he can get on ... read more CD

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✨✧ Rich PerryOther Matters ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Rich Perry has a great way of shaping his sounds here – sometimes rhythmically, sometimes more spatially – but all with a very distinct approach to his work on the tenor! The group is open and as fluid as the leader – Gary Versace on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, and John Riley on ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jason PalmerSweet Love – Jason Palmer Plays Anita Baker ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Jason Palmer strikes an Anita Baker pose on the cover, and takes on her music as well – but all in a jazz-based style that's completely his own, and which follows up strongly on his tribute albums to Janell Monae and Minnie Riperton! The group is nice and lean – a quartet with Domi ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gokhan Surer QuartetChimera EP ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
You may not have heard the name Gokhan Surer before – but if you're a fan of Fender Rhodes, we're betting you'll be hearing plenty soon – as the guy's a whiz on the electric keys, and serves up some mighty nice magic on this four track EP! In truth, the album's more of an album – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hugo HerediaMananita Pampera ... LP
Cote D'Azur/Jazz Room (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Fantastic work from this groundbreaking reedman – an incredibly rhythmic fusion of roots and jazz – very much in the best European tradition of the 70s! Hugo blows tenor, alto, soprano sax, and flute – but also plays some percussion too, on a record that's very heavy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andy LaverneShangri-La ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Pianist Andy Laverne has some strong help on horns here – Alex Sipiagin on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax – both working together to give the album a very strong sound! The tunes are all originals by Laverne, and filled with the right sort of color to bring out ... read more CD

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✨✧ Adam NiewoodHome With You At Last ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Adam Niewood has always been a wonderfully sensitive saxophonist, but here he's got a group that seems especially well-suited to his sound – a quartet with John Scofield on guitar, John Patitucci on bass, and Jack DeJohnette – all heavyweights who've worked often under their own names, ... read more CD

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✨✧ AirtoSamba De Flora ... CD
Montuno/Soul Jazz (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
One of the greatest Airto records ever – a really overlooked record cut for the mostly-Latin Montuno label in the 80s! The album's quite spare, and almost more in a Latin mode at times – given the harder percussion on the set, and the firey recording style given to the set by Montuno ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more CD
Also available Samba De Flora ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Lloyd McNeilTreasures (with bonus download) ... LP
Baobab/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A gem of a record from flute player Lloyd McNeil – an artist who flourished strongly during the spiritual jazz scene of the 70s, but who also seemed to always have his own sort of groove as well! Lloyd blows with the complexity and far-reaching sounds of contemporaries in the loft jazz scene ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Treasures ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Chris ByarsHundred Years From Today ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
The album's titled after an old jazz standard by Victor Young, but the whole thing is very much a personal statement from tenorist Chris Byars – who wrote every other track on the record, and who really comes across here with a voice that seems even more distinct than ever! Maybe part of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Seed EnsembleDriftglass ... LP
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A fantastic album by this up-and-coming spiritual group from London – an ensemble led by alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, but definitely a unified group effort all the way through! Konishi composed all the music – and a few songs feature words by Langston Hughes – and the rises ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Driftglass ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Steve ReidNova (with bonus download) ... LP
Mustevic Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
An underground soul jazz classic – massive grooves from drummer Steve Reid, and exactly the kind of set that's gotten him so much attention in recent years! There's a mixture of freedom and tightness here that's really wonderful – some of the looser elements of the loft jazz generation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl! Includes download.)
Also available Nova ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 34.99
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Pierre DorgeSoundscapes ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Guitarist Pierre Dorge has been giving us amazing music for many years – but he sounds especially amazing here in the company of a really great group – the excellent Kirk Knuffke on cornet, plus Stephen Riley on tenor, Conrad Herwig on trombone, Jay Anderson on bass, and Adam Nussbaum ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jason PalmerJason Palmer At Wally's Vol 1 ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Trumpeter Jason Palmer has given us some great creative projects in recent years – but this time around, he's in a wonderfully back-to-basics mode – working with an excellent combo in a small club in Boston – on long tracks that really stretch out and let us hear his imaginative ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bobby EnriquezLive In Tokyo ... LP
GNP, 1982. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Titles include "Killer Joe", "After Hours", "Meditation", "Donna Lee", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ricardo ValvardeXire De Vibrafone ... CD
Think (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really beautiful record – one that takes the usual sound of vibes in jazz, and moves them into slightly rootsier territory – mixing the lead instrument of Ricardo Valverde with bass, drums, and a trio of percussionists who really shape the sound! The approach is very unique, and even ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mari NakamotoMari Nakamoto with Suzuki & Watanabe Duo ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
A very cool setting for Japanese vocalist Mari Nakamoto – a unique trio outing that features guitar from Kazumi Watanabe and bass from Isao Suzuki – both really creative players who push the album way past the usual! The mix of guitar and bass is wonderful – gentle, but still ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Kunimitsu Inaba & Sadanori NakamureConversation ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful little record, and one that definitely feels like the "conversation" promised in the title – as the whole thing's a batch of duets between Kunimitsu Inaba on bass and Sadanori Nakamure on guitar – put together in a loose, open way that allows for plenty of free ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Kunihiko Sugano Trio + 1Love Is A Many Splendored Thing ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Love is a many splendored thing – and so is the mighty piano work of Kunihiko Sugano – a great Japanese player from the 70s, but one who never got much exposure on our shores at the time! This live album really shows Sugano at his best – balancing a talent for flowing, lyrical ... read more CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
 
 



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