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Jazz — New Arrivals ✈ — Vinyl

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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✨✧ Gary BurtonPassengers ... LP
ECM, 1977. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Laidback and warmly chromatic work from Gary Burton – playing vibes in a group that also has Pat Metheny on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, Eberhard Weber on acoustic bass, and Dan Gottlieb on drums. Titles include "Sea Journey", "Nacada", "The Whopper", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsIf I'm Lucky – Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked gem from Zoot Sims – a session that has him working in very laidback company with Jimmy Rowles on piano, who tipples the keys of the piano with a really timeless late nite kind of sound! The style here is a bit like that of the Rowles/Getz album The Peacocks – although a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKansas City Suite – The Music Of Benny Carter ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great little set – despite our initial fears about the package – and a really wonderful pairing of the talents of Count Basie and Benny Carter! We'll admit that we're the first ones to shy away from anything that says "Kansas City" in the title – as we expect a lot of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Rides Again ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A smoking stormer from Basie's Verve years – filled with tight-grooving shorter tunes, played in a style that's a great update of the original approach of the group! Eddie Lockjaw Davis is actually working with the group on this set, making for some searing tenor moments that really stand ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Clef Series pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimTide ... LP
A&M, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible record – from the first off-key note to the last! The album's filled with some wonderfully moody LA studio sounds, arranged by Deodato, and a has a great swirling mix of sound that weaves around Jobim's lofty guitar and piano beautifully – complex, but still with the airy ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby ShewYou & The Night & The Music ... LP
Atlas (Japan), 1981. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Trumpeter Bobby Shew blues with a host of "west coast friends" in this Japanese-only date – part of the great Atlas/Yupiteru series from the start of the 80s! The quintet features Bud Shank on alto and flute, Mike Wofford on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi, which has some light wear at the bottom. Cover is great.)

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✨✧ Hal McKusickCross Section Saxes ... LP
Decca, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime work from Hal McKusick – one of the greatest modern sax talents of the 50s, heard here in a set of impeccably-arranged tunes! McKusick's work on the album rivals that of better-known 50s modernists like Jimmy Guiffre and Lee Konitz – both of whom are clearly an influence on Hal' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with obi – MCA 3039.)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronSeagulls Of Kristiansund – Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic live set – with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax and flute, Mal Waldron on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums! Tracks include "Snake Out", "Judy", and the side long "Seagulls Of Kristiansund". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gene KrupaGreat New Gene Krupa Quartet Featuring Charlie Ventura ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Charlie Ventura on tenor, Nabil Totah on bass, and John Bunch on piano – and cuts that include "Undecided", "Tickle Toe", "I Love You", "Misty", "Flying Home", and "Cry Me A River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, & Al FosteMilestone Jazz Stars In Concert ... LP
Milestone, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A wonderful combination of players – really stretching out here in a hip double-length set! The live performance features three key musicians all recording for Milestone Records in the 70s – Sonny Rollins on tenor and soprano sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Ron Carter on bass – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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✨✧ Reggie MooreFurioso ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
We only know Reggie Moore from a handful of records – but he's a hell of a pianist, and one who definitely earns the furioso name in the title! There's a complicated mix of ideas going on in Reggie's head here – sometimes the soaring modalism of the McCoy Tyner generation, sometimes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a "distributed by" sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Frank StrozierMarch Of The Siamese Children ... LP
Jazzland, Early 60s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Incredible work from altoist Frank Strozier – a rich album of lyrical beauty and modernist invention, played by a great group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Bill Lee on bass, and Al Dreares on drums. The music has a very unusual feel – with a sound that goes far beyond the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed vintage pressing, in textured cover.)

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✨✧ Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Russ FreemanComplete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings Of Chet Baker & Russ Freeman (4LP box set) ... LP
Mosaic, Early 50s. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
The trumpet of Chet Baker was hard pressed to find a better accompanist than the piano of Russ Freeman – and the pair made some incredible recordings during Baker's early years at Pacific Jazz. This lovely set by Mosaic brings together all of the recordings cut during the time, and although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet – and a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell Plays Pee Wee ... LP
Bell, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A strangely beautiful record recorded during Pee Wee Russell's brief comeback as a modernist folk hero during the 60s. As with a number of his other sessions from the time, Russell's tone is amazingly angular, with strange off-kilter notes that expose the genius that had been lurking for years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original red label pressing – record and cover are great!)

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✨✧ John ColtraneCrescent ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert, IMP 88097. Inside gatefold has a bit of aging, but outside cover is nice.)
Also available Crescent ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisNefertiti ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- ... $48.99
Dark genius from the always-amazing Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that's a bit more subtle than some of the group's other efforts, but no less powerful – and virtually a blueprint for countless changes to come in jazz during the next few decades! The interplay of Davis' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, 23AP 2571, with insert. Back cover has a small promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Gary BartzShadow Do ... LP
Prestige, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A key early pairing of saxophonist Gary Bartz and producer Larry Mizell – working here together before their more famous collaboration on Capitol Records, in a sound that's even more freewheeling and open-ended! Bartz still has a bit of an edge in his horn here – the style laid down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and label has a small bit of pen – but vinyl is great!)

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✨✧ Miles Davis & Robert GlasperEverything's Beautiful ... LP
Legacy, 2016. Sealed Gatefold ... $28.99
Robert Glasper takes on the music of Miles Davis – in a set that's way more of Glasper's own than you might guess from the presentation! True, the tracks are all based around Miles Davis material from the Columbia Records vaults – but Robert really opens things up right away with his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(EU pressing – sealed.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres Vol 3 – Lester Young In Washington DC 1956 Vol 3 ... LP
Pablo, 1956. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A lost treasure from Lester Young – previously unreleased live material from the 50s, recorded in a style that's a fair bit different than some of his studio work of the decade! The set took place at the Patio Lounge in Washington, DC – and was recorded by Bill Potts, who is also the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Small combo work from 1950 – with Pres on tenor, Jesse Drake on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Booker ErvinCookin ... LP
Savoy, 1960. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Killer stuff from Booker Ervin – and one of his first sessions as a leader! The album was recorded during a stretch when Ervin was coming into fame as a member of the Mingus group – and he's playing here with a number of Mingus-ites like Richard Williams on trumpet, Horace Parlan on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(1990 Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonClubhouse ... LP
Blue Note, 1965/1979. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Rare Blue Note work from Dexter Gordon – an album that was recorded during Gordon's legendary run for the label in the 60s, but not issued until a brief vinyl pressing nearly 15 years later! The record's got Gordon vamping in tight hardbop formation – a sound that's strongly 60s Blue ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Clubhouse ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOut There (Jazz Classics pressing) ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a split spine and bottom seam, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesAmerican Pie ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Tasty small group work from Groove – with Mr Holmes himself on organ, and the great Larry Willis on electric piano – coming up with a twin electric organ/piano sound that's similar to the one that Groove used on his Comin On Home LP for Blue Note. The difference here is that things ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ David AxelrodStrange Ladies ... LP
MCA, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great little groover from David Axelrod – cut years after his more famous work at Captiol, and more of a funky fusion record, but still pretty darn great! The record's got lots of nice keyboards, and is sort of an extension of the style he begun on the Heavy Axe album from the mid 70s. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with insert! Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeBook Of Ballads ... LP
Kapp, 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Carmen McRae's book of ballads is a great set of standards – performed by a core trio that features Don Abney on piano, over larger backings by Frank Hunter! The set's a treasure from Carmen's early years – and is filled with dusky renditions of tunes that are familiar, but which have ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – VIM 4505.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerSomething You Got ... LP
CTI, 1977. Sealed Gatefold ... $18.99
A sweet funky album from Art Farmer– an artist we don't normally associate with 70s funk, but who does a really great job on this CTI session! Art's working here in the frontline with Yusef Lateef on reeds – another unlikely candidate for a record like this – and the pair get ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriff, George Freeman, Lucky ThompsonFriday The 13th – Cook County Jail ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Gritty gritty gritty! This live set of soul jazz tracks was recorded in Chicago's Cook County Jail on Friday the 13th, 1972 – and we can hardly think of a darker place to record a soul jazz album! Side one features the aptly-named "Freedom Suite", an extended groover played by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vol 2 ... LP
Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lonnie SmithWhen The Night Is Right ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Great later work from Lonnie Smith – a set that's quite different than his initial Hammond material for Blue Note – but equally excellent in its own sort of way! The album has Lonnie playing both Fender Rhodes and organ – the former with this sweet, tight groove that's mighty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sunny Murray's Untouchable FactorApple Cores ... LP
Philly Jazz, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the hippest, tightest sessions ever recorded by drummer Sunny Murray – a large group set recorded with his Untouchable Factor group – a great ensemble that includes Frank Foster on soprano sax, Oliver Lake and Arthur Blythe on alto saxes, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Don Pullen on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus ... LP
Candid, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The title's an apt one, because after frustrations experienced working for Columbia and other labels, Mingus is finally allowed the freedom here to present his own ideas in all their unfettered glory – working with a bracingly tight quartet that features Eric Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ramon MorrisSweet Sister Funk ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the rarest albums on the Groove Merchant label – and one of the best! Ramon Morris has a sweet tone on the tenor that works very well with the electric piano in his tight little combo – grooving with a style that's like the best Black Jazz funk records of the time – mixing ... 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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✨✧ Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
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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✨✧ Rex KonaWild Orchids – Exotic Sounds Of Rex Kona & His Mandarins ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99
Wonderful stuff – way more than just an easy instrumental album, and a great batch of exotic tunes with lots of jazzy touches! There's enough of the Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman influence here – but Rex and group take the sound a lot further, by playing like a true small combo, and ... (Now Sound, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisOn The Corner (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A sublime bit of Miles Davis electric funk – one of the best-remembered electric sets from the 70s, and for good reason too! The tracks are long, the jams are hard, and the whole thing has a lot more funk than some of the noise you'd get on other Miles albums of the time – thanks to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On The Corner ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Gary BartzMusic Is My Sanctuary ... LP
Capitol, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional ... 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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✨✧ Nubya GarciaSource/We Move ... LP
Concord, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A really tremendous take on the Source album from saxophonist Nubya Garcia – one that has new versions of the tunes served up by some of his hippest contemporaries – at a level that brings together his current work on the London scene with a global underground that has found a way to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Source/We Move ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneLove Supreme – Live In Seattle ... LP
Impulse, New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
A fantastic addition to the John Coltrane catalog, and a set that's wonderful for so many different reasons it's hard to fit them all in one short passage! As the title implies, the album features a rare live performance of "Love Supreme" – done in 1965, when the work was new both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love Supreme – Live In Seattle ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Duke PearsonMerry Ole Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
One of the strangest albums ever recorded for Blue Note – and one of the coolest, too! Duke Pearson recorded this set in 1969 – during the middle of his last productive period of activity, at a time when he was doing some tremendous genre-crossing jazz that really broke from his ... (Holiday Music, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
One of the more avant-oriented 60s sessions cut by Wayne Shorter for Blue Note – a record that's not entirely part of the "new thing" generation, but which definitely has Shorter pushing the boundaries from his previous records for the label! The lineup here is a key batch of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy cover and vinyl!)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerExpansions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
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
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy cover and vinyl!)

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✨✧ William ParkerPainter's Winter (with bonus download) ... LP
Aum Fidelity, 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 24.99
William Parker's given us some tremendous music over the years, but this album may be one of our favorites of the bunch – as the set's got this back-to-basics approach that has Parker working in trio formation with Hamid Drake on drums and Daniel Carter on reeds – all with this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – with bonus track "A Curley Russell".)
Also available Painter's Winter ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Ray CharlesSoul Brothers (mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Not a vocal session from Ray Charles, but instead a set that showcases his great abilities in jazz – a side of Charles' talents that Atlantic was focusing on a bit more at the end of the 50s! The record's a collaboration with vibist Milt Jackson, who's nicely more loose and gritty here than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Herbie HancockHeadhunters (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $35.99 37.99
A seminal jazz funk session of the 70s – Herbie Hancock's legendary meeting with The Headhunters, and a killer batch of tunes that really gave the combo their name! Herbie's playing a wide range of keys here – including Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and Arp – but almost even better is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Horace SilverFurther Explorations (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
One of the most fantastic Horace Silver albums from the 50s – a set of complicated tunes that really lives up to its "further explorations" title! The session's a perfect example of the way that Silver was mixing hard bop sensibilities with more exotic styles of arranging in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series!)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSwinger From Rio (green & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green & yellow split color vinyl with obi!)

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✨✧ Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, & Brian BladeRoundAgain ... LP
Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
One of those rare cases where an all-star group is really worth the weight of its talent – as this quartet really sounds wonderful together, and make you know that you're in for a treat right from the very first note in the set! The best energy of the record might come from the rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available RoundAgain ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Jeff ParkerSuite For Max Brown ... LP
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Mindblowing music from Jeff Parker – sounds that we always knew were part of his core, but which have maybe taken most of his career to emerge! This album follows beautifully from Jeff's previous album for International Anthem – and like that one, it's an explosion of new and old ideas ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Suite For Max Brown ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ AzymuthAguia Nao Come Mosca ... LP
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An incredible little record – and the set where it really all comes together for this legendary funky jazz group! Azymuth were already great on their debut, although maybe a little experimental at times – but here, they really find the soulful groove that later got them big fame on the ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Aguia Nao Come Mosca ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Robert GlasperDouble Booked (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 2009. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
Great work from Robert Glasper – one of our favorite new artists on Blue Note in years – a hell of a great piano player, with a fluid groove that just gets better and better with each new record! Glasper has a way of warming us up right away – sliding into a compelling piano line ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBeliever ... LP
Prestige/OJC, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A great title for this one – given how many believers found the path to John Coltrane in the 60s! The session's a bit earlier, though – a later release of material that Trane recorded during his first solo stretch as a leader at Prestige Records – with long, open lines that are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandEuropean Memoirs (Ascent) ... LP
Ascent, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band plays tribute to their experiences on the European scene – with a well-written set of tracks recorded in big band format. Toshiko takes the lead on "Remembering Bud", a great tune dedicated to the pianist who first inspired her style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth (80s pressing) ... LP
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jan HammerMelodies ... LP
Nemperor, 1977. Near Mint- ... $34.99
With Tony Smith on drums, Steve Kindler on violin, and Fernando Saunders on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansHow My Heart Sings ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Magical music from the very first note – the kind of record you need to hear if you've ever doubted the genius of Bill Evans! The sound here is subtle, and supple – but still often more revolutionary than that of the countless albums it inspired in years to come – and Evans is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toshiko AkiyoshiSalted Gingko Nuts ... LP
Ascent, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An obscure album from the big band of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin – all original tracks written by Toshiko, performed by the band with a mix of modern, lyrical, and swinging styles. Features some great work by Bobby Shew and Gary Foster – and titles include "Elusive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansConception (New Jazz Conceptions plus bonus tracks) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1956/1958/1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An expanded version of Bill Evans' first album as a leader – and a well-titled set that went onto transform the sound of the piano in jazz! The core session isn't as lyrically free as some of Evans' later classics, but already has an undeniably fresh approach to the keys – one that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandRoad Time ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A great little live set from the glory days of the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band – a series of performances from Japan, recorded in 1976, all featuring the ensemble at its best! The double-length nature of the record takes the group even farther than usual – really letting ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus At Antibes (2LP version) ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A searing live set by Charles Mingus – a double-length performance recorded in Antibes during his classic years for Atlantic Records, but not issued by the label until many years later! The album's a great extrapolation of the sound that Mingus had forged on sessions for Columbia, Atlantic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (silver foil cover) ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that ... (Holiday Music, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited version – with a very cool cover!)
Also available
Charlie Brown Christmas ... CD 3.99
Charlie Brown Christmas (expanded edition) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Ambrose AkinmusireOn The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment ... LP
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
A fantastic album from trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire – a set that really kicks his career up to the next level, and which is easily the most powerful record he's ever given us! The music finds Ambrose in many moods, all of them righteous – sometimes blowing hard and fierce in a small ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusBlack Saint & The Sinner Lady (80s pressing) ... LP
Impulse/MCA, 1963. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Fantastic – and one of Mingus' greatest albums ever! This one ranks right up with The Clown and Pithecantropus Erectus for sheer raw power and emotion – and Mingus' writing here is incredibly tight, giving soloists like Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, and Jerome ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mel DavisTrumpet With A Soul ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
An obscure little set – featuring Davis on trumpet – in groups that feature Barry Galbraith and Joseph Sgro on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, Phil Bodner on flute, and Osie Johnson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing. Vinyl has a short click on "Jeepers Creepers".)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandKogun ... LP
RCA, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Brilliantly bold work from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – an artist who's really coming into her own for the 70s – stepping out in a big band format that would win her a wide new audience on both sides of the Pacific! The album's one of the first to feature the ensemble co-led with husband ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandTales of A Courtesan (Oirantan) ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Toshiko Akiyoshi really took off as a jazz musician in the 70s – already a great pianist known for her bop-like dexterity in the 50s, a compelling soloist and songwriter with her modern sound in the 60s, and a hell of a talent at the helm of a series of amazing big band records with reedman ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonGongs East! ... LP
Warner, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the best album to feature the talents of Chico Hamilton and Eric Dolphy – a set recorded at a time when Dolphy was an up-and-coming player on the west coast scene! Although Chico Hamilton had recorded with unusual reed players before, Dolphy brings a depth of soul and spirit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has seam splits held with clear tape and light wear.)

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✨✧ Tony BurkillWork Money Death ... LP
ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99 28.99
Tony Burkill might be making a goofy face on the cover, but the album's a dead-serious effort from a saxophonist we hope to hear more from in years to come! The style here is a solid, soulful mode that really hearkens back to the best modal moments of the late 60s and early 70s – rhythms ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Balimaya ProjectWolo So ... LP
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 27.99
One of the coolest records we've heard from the London scene in recent years – and that's really saying a lot, given all the amazing music the city has given us! The group here have a way of mixing West African roots with all sorts of jazzy touches, both acoustic and electric – in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Work Money DeathSpace in Which the Uncontrollable Unknown Resides – Can Be the Place from Which Creation Arises ... LP
ATA (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 32.99
Two wonderfully long-flowing tracks from this hip British group – very spiritual and slow-building, with energy that's very much in the best Alice Coltrane mode of the Impulse Records years! Tony Burkill is on tenor, and has this great mellow-burning approach – perfect for the slow-step ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Space in Which the Uncontrollable Unknown Resides – Can Be the Place from Which Creation Arises ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Woody HermanWoody Herman Band ... LP
Capitol, 1954. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDevelopment Of An American Artist 1940 to 1946 ... LP
Smithsonian, 1940s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Early recordings from Diz – including tracks from rare Vocalion, Masterseal, Manor, Guild, and Dial 78s! Features a great booklet inside the gatefold too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Merl Saunders & Jerry GarciaLive At Keystone ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Massive Bay Area sounds from the 70s – a mighty meeting of organist Merl Saunders and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – both coming together in a setting that offers up a wicked blend of jazz, funk, blues, and rock! Jerry definitely sings a bit, but the longer tracks show a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At Keystone ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Kevin Haynes & Grupo EleguaAjo Se Po ... LP
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
A beautiful set of spiritual jazz from saxophonist Kevin Haynes – an artist who also plays a fair bit of percussion too, with a rootsy vibe that's perfect for the Yoruba inspirations which drive the music here! There's a really pan-national vibe to the record, and maybe a pan-Atlantic one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A lost Thelonious Monk treasure from the 60s – a really open-ended live set recorded in LA in 1964, but not issued by Columbia until the early 80s – making the package a wonderful re-discover of Monk's genius during these years! The tunes are much more freewheeling than some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Stanley CowellWaiting For The Moment ... LP
Galaxy, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A strangely varied LP from Stanley – one that features a mix of electric and acoustic piano tunes, mostly all played solo, but with the complexity and depth of imagination that always makes Cowell's work so great. The real gems are the electric tunes – like "Sienna – Welcome ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nat AdderleyCalling Out Loud ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
A pretty great little album from Nat – recorded with arrangements by Bill Fischer, who gives the record a tightly compressed big band sound that's perfect for Nat's sharp funky horn! The album's not exactly "funk", but there's plenty of it in the mix – as lead horn grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a trace of a sticker and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Gabor SzaboMizrab ... LP
CTI, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful work from guitarist Gabor Szabo – a record that really helped to shift his sound and style into the 70s! The groove here is often open and free – taking off from some of the exoticism of Gabor's 60s albums on Impulse and Skye, but with a bit more of the CTI electric groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Brian Auger & The TrinityBefour ... LP
RCA, 1970. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The third album from Brian Auger & The Trinity – and the first to feature the group recording without vocals from Julie Driscoll! The sound here is just as soulful as before – a tight take on American soul jazz and funky soul of the 60s – pushed along by Auger's mighty work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, LSP-4372. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsAlfie ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $59.99
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange and black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington1938 ... LP
Smithsonian, 1938. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
With featured soloists Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Otto Hardwick, Barney Bigard, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, Rex Stewart, and Ivie Anderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond/Cal TjaderDave Brubeck Quartet/Paul Desmond Quartet/Cal Tjader ... LP
Crown, Early 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Rare work from the San Francisco scene of the 50s – issued here on the Crown label, who usually just focused on the sounds of LA! As usual with Crown, the notes are a bit vague – but we can say that the set features some sparkling material that really matches the Fantasy Records 50s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and a split bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonRocky II Disco (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ... $3.99
(Soul, Jazz) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a pink Disco Single sleeve.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKing Of Swing (aka Dance Session Vol 1) ... LP
Clef, 1953. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A repackaged version of material from Count Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Clef pressing with trumpter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split spine, light ringwear, and some aging.)
Also available King Of Swing (LP style sleeve edition) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ John GrayNew Wave ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
A really great little album – one of the few sessions recorded during Capitol's "Dimensions In Jazz" years, and one that features a twin-guitar lineup that's very cool! Guitarist John Gray's in the lead, handling all solos, and he's backed by a trio that features Herb Ellis on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Dimensions In Jazz stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandEbulient Roaring Screaming Big Band Sound ... LP
MPS, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
U.S. double LP reissue of two great sides of hard swinging, hard grooving jazz by the great Clark-Boland Big Band. This is some of the best European jazz to be recorded in the late 60's, and one of the best ways to hear "lost" geniuses like Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, Jimmy Woode, Shake ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, a small split on the spine, some aging, and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Virgil Gonsalves Big Band Plus SixJazz At Monterey ... LP
Omega, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the few albums ever cut by an under-discovered talent of the west coast scene of the 50s – baritonist Virgil Gonsalves, heard here in two different settings – both of them great! The record features some sextet tracks from Virgil, and some especially nice larger group numbers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo Omega pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Manny AlbamSoul Of The City ... LP
Solid State, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A wonderful little session from Manny Albam – one that continues the strong tradition of larger group jazz arranging he began in the 60s, but which takes it to an even deeper level! Manny composed the entire set as kind of a "city suite" in jazz – one that paints the picture ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo.)

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonEternal Equinox ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Gerald Wilson's hippest albums for World Pacific – and all of them are pretty darn hip! This set is one of Gerald's last for the label – cut in a run of very successful, and very strong big band soul jazz albums that brought together the cream of the crop of the LA underground. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Les McCannLes McCann Ltd Plays The Shout ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
A classic album in the mode of soul jazz piano grooviness that put Les on the map, even back in the early days! The album was recorded live at The Bit, on the Sunset Strip, in LA – and it features Les' classic group with Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums. Tracks are short ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue stereo label pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in marker. Cover has a short click on "A Foggy Day")

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ Stu GardnerTotal Happiness – Music From The Bill Cosby Show Vol II ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A bunch of great talent on here – with Wah Wah Watson, John Faddis, Randy Brecker, Roy Ayers, and Jorge Dalto; plus guests Dave Valentin, Sammy Figueroa, David Peaston, Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington Jr, Greg Philliganes, Branford Marsalis, Bill Cosby, and many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth (profile cover) ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s MCA/Impulse pressing in a barcode cover, with light wear, small sticker spot, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Billy ButterfieldBilly Plays Bix ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Tommy Gwaltney on clarinet, Thomas Ziggy Harrell on bass trumpet, Danny Meyers on trombone, Alton Smith on bass, Junie Saul on guitar, WD Pat Roberts on piano, and Bob Test on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird With Strings ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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