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Jazz — New Arrivals ✈ — LPs

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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✨✧ Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Abdullah Ibrahim & EkayaAfrican River ... LP
Enja, 1989. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdDonald Byrd's Best ... LP
Blue Note, Early 70s/1975. Very Good ... $6.99
A tasty collection of goodies that Donald recorded with the great Larry Mizell during the early 70s. Certainly not his all-inclusive best, but some of our favorite material by this legendary soul jazz trumpeter. The tracks have a sparkling electric jazz funk sound, with amazing production that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderSoul Bird – Whiffenpoof ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A real classic by Cal – one of the trademark albums of his time at Verve, and a unique blend of jazz, Latin, and other groovy influences! The tunes have that lightly jazzy approach that made Cal a hit with the radio and jukebox crowds at the time – a bossa-influenced mix of vibes, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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✨✧ Art LandeRubisa Patrol ... LP
ECM, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Features Art Lande on piano, Mark Isham on trumpet, Bill Douglass on bass and flute, and Glenn Cronkhite on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label promo. Cover has ring and edge wear, some aging, and an index sticker.)

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✨✧ George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsLifea Blinec ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Abrams recorded this set of seven songs in Chicago with Joseph Jarman and Douglas Ewart on saxophones and other woodwinds. Amina Claudine Myers contributes piano and voice in addition to Abrams' own. Thurman Barker plays drums and percussion. Song titles include "Bud P.", "Lifea ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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✨✧ Ahmed AbdullahLife's Force ... LP
About Time, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp. Cover has a cut corner, a trace of a price sticker, and some wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet Series – a beautiful pressing, with heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve SwallowLife Goes On ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Beautiful sounds from pianist Carla Bley – a musician who just keeps on blowing us away as the decades move on – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given how many years she's been making music! There's a really special quality to this record – a warmth and maybe just a slight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Donald ByrdEthiopian Knights (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Sweet electric funk – in a very trippy style, and very different than the later funky fusion from trumpeter Donald Byrd! Before Byrd hooked up with Larry Mizell and started recording his smooth fusion grooves of the mid 70s – on records like Blackbyrd and Street Lady – he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny RichardsMy Fair Lady My Way ... LP
Roulette, 1964. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A great jazzy take on this classic score – led by Richards with a hell of a swing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Trumpets ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Strong work from the Four Freshmen – a great album of jazz harmony vocal tracks, done in a similar manner as their classic Trombones session for Capitol. This one's got Dick Reynolds of the group handling the arrangements – with a brace of west coast trumpet players, and a jazzy rhythm ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK teal label pressing, in a flip-back cover.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesNorthern Windows ... LP
Prestige, 1974. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of the best David Axelrod-assisted albums from the early 70s – a sweet batch of funky cuts with arrangements and backings handled by Axe, and loads of great keyboard lines from the legendary Hampton Hawes! The record really bubbles with the warm and soulful approach Axelrod was using at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Joe Harriott/John Mayer Double QuintetIndo-Jazz Fusions ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The best of British modern jazz meets the world of post-colonial music on the London scene – and the result is a groundbreaking blend of cultural styles! Reedman Joe Harriott and his trumpeter Shake Keane both brought a fresh West Indian sensibility to the London scene in the 50s – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo green & blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ernie HenryLast Chorus ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A fitting title for a wonderful record – the last album issued under the name of altoist Ernie Henry – an amazing 50s player who recorded famously with Thelonius Monk, but only got to make a handful of his own dates before an untimely early death! The posthumous release brings together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, & Brian BladeRoundAgain ... LP
Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ Bud Lavin TrioMoods In Jazz ... LP
Vantage, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An obscure set from pianist Bud Lavin – originally a Wisconsin player, but a minor figure on the west coast scene in the late 50s! Titles include "Thumb Stuff", "Sanders Meanders", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Moon Over Miami", and "My Future Just ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Frank WessI Hear Ya Talkin ... LP
Savoy, 1959/1984. Sealed ... $11.99
Never-issued material from reedman Frank Wess – done around the same time as his other all-star sessions for Savoy, but even more obscure! The lineup features Frank on flute, tenor, and alto – with Thad Jones on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Hank Jones on piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden/Billy HigginsRejoicing ... LP
ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A sweet trio session with Charlie Haden on bass and Bill Higgins on drums. Titles include "The Calling", "Tears Inside", "Lonely Woman", and "Rejoicing". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Barbara CarrollBarbara Carroll ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A cool little set from pianist Barbara Carroll – a player who got her start in the New York scene of the 50s, and served up some excellent work in later years – but who also comes across surprisingly well in this overlooked 70s session for Blue Note! The album's not nearly as electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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✨✧ Mickey TuckerTheme For A Woogie Boogie ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A silly title but a great record – a rare Japanese-only album from pianist Mickey Tucker, and a session that's better than even most of his American work from the time! Tucker's working here with a larger group than usual – in a soaring, spiritual, soul jazz sort of way – one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with insert.)

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✨✧ James MoodyJames Moody With Strings ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
A rare setting for Moody – a player who rarely cut sides with larger backing, but who sounds really wonderful here! The album's got Moody blowing mostly alto, and a bit of flute – over large backings by Torrie Zito that feature equal parts strings and woodwinds – conducted in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Argo promo, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Les McCann & Gerald WilsonMcCann/Wilson ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
2 of the greatest artists on Pacific Jazz meet head to head in the studio – as the Les McCann trio gets backed up by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra! Given the hipness of Wilson's sound, and the fact that his group features solo work by Teddy Edwards and Dennis Budimir, the overall approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Howard Wales & Jerry GarciaHooteroll? ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $59.99
Forget what you think about Jerry Garcia, because this is a sweet batch of funky organ tunes! Jerry's on guitar, but the real star of the scene is Howard Wales – who runs the session with a laidback feel that's partly like Jimmy Smith on early Blue Note, Larry Young on later Blue Note, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWorktime ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Sealed ... $24.99
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover is a bit wavy from moisture. Shrinkwrap has a price sticker.)
Also available Worktime! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Recorded On Tour) (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Not to be confused with the other Monk album of the name Misterioso, this one is a live set (which is maybe why they put "recorded on tour" in the title!) – done in quartet format with Charlie Rouse, and either Larry Gales or Butch Warren on bass, and either Ben Riley or Frank ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tadd DameronMagic Touch ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Tadd Dameron's last true jazz sides – featuring the bop maestro composing, arranging, and conducting for a large group that includes Bill Evans, Johnny Griffin, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, and Philly Joe Jones. There's a bit of Ellington in the album – with somber washes of mood ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Further Out ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Like Dave Brubeck's legendary Time Out set? Try this one – a great record that takes off from the concept of the first, but which goes in some very fresh new directions – using the same great group with Paul Desmond on alto, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums! Dave's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBouncing With Bud ... LP
Delmark, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
Bud plays in trio format in Copenhagen in 1962, working with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and William Schiopffe on drums. Titles include "Move", "Rifftide", "Bouncing With Bud", "Straight No Chaser", and "Hot House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono West Grand pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of the first MJQ albums on Atlantic – and a bit fresher than some of their later outings, when it seemed like they were churning records out at the drop of a hat! Titles include an extended medley of standards, all given the MJQ touch – plus the drum-heavy "La Ronde", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & Purple label pressing. Cover has some staining along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1965. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a name in pen and some minor seam splits.)

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✨✧ Ron CarterAnything Goes ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Ron Carter gets sweet and funky on this 70s classic for Kudu Records – a set that's a fair bit different than some of Carter's acoustic trio sides of the decade, or some of his more high-concept work in recent years! The approach here is free and flowing – larger arrangements penned by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch. Back cover paste-on is unglued along the seams.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonFor Trio ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
This beautiful record features 2 different recordings of an extended piece that Braxton wrote especially for a trio ensemble – and one recording features Braxton with Henry Threadgill and Douglas Ewart, the other features him with Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman. Both recordings feature ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondBridge Over Troubled Water ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
Paul Desmond serves up his own versions of some key tunes by Simon & Garfunkel tunes – with results that are simply amazing! The style here takes all the airy brilliance of the original S&G tunes, and turns it towards a more jazz-based mode – one that has some of the slight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, & Sonny StittFor Musicians Only ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous little record – one that's greater even than the sum of its three mighty parts! Although we've always felt that some of the "all star" sets on Verve could sometimes be a bit too "easy", we're always very big fans of the few that feature strong performances ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label "Clef Series" pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the top seam and some staining & peeling on the bottom 2 inches.)

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✨✧ Bobby Jaspar & His All StarsBobby Jaspar & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
American release of this session by the famous French tenor and reed player, with backing by French players like Rene Urtreger, Sacha Distel, and Jean Louis Viale. The set's fairly straight boppish material, with occasional performances by Jaspar on flute. Tracks include "Minor Drops", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Emarcy drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split spine, and some aging on the back.)

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✨✧ Pee Wee Russell & Oliver NelsonSpirit Of 67 ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Sealed Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the great albums that Pee Wee Russell recorded for Impulse during the late 60's, when they brought him back for some great comeback LPs in a number of different settings. This one has him playing as the main soloist with Oliver Nelson's orchestra. As with most of Nelson's work from the 60's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed vintage pressing – feels like a rainbow label. Cover has a small cutout hole in the corner.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good- ... $24.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 6 eye pressing with deep groove, matrix ending 1D. Cover has clear tape on the spine, some aging, partially split seams, and an address sticker.)
Also available Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Zorro FiveJump Uptight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brigadiers/Matsuli (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $24.99
A rare set from Zorro Five – a South African group, but one who sound a bit like some of the best Italian sound library combos of the time – really stepping out in a hip blend of riffing guitar, hard drums, and organ! That aspect is maybe no surprise, given that Zorro Five were more of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dudu Pukwana & The SpearsDudu Pukwana & The Spears (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Quality/Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
Amazing work from South African jazz legend Dudu Pukwana – a rare album from 1969, plus a never-issued set of tracks done for Atlantic Records at the same time! The core album, titled Dudu Pukwana & The Spears, features Dudu on alto, in the company of a lot of familiar players from his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Evan ParkerMonoceros ... LP
Incus (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $24.99
Evan Parker, playing solo soprano sax – and recorded in a unique way that cuts his performance directly onto disc, which results in really stunning sound! The textures of Parker's music here are wonderful – bold notes mixed with more obscure sonic statements – all beautifully ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andy BeyBallads Blues & Bey ... LP
Evidence/Koko (UK), 1995. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99
Warm and wonderful late work from the great Andy Bey – former member of Andy & The Bey Sisters, and a singer who will forever be in our heart for his hip 70s recordings with Horace Silver and Gary Bartz! This one has Bey running through a host of straighter jazz tracks – mostly ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CompanyCompany 1983 ... LP
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), 1983. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Live work from the famous Company of improvising musicians on the UK scene – a performance recorded by the BBC in 1983, and issued here for the first time on record! The lineup of players is fairly large this time around, but comes together with all that careful sense of sound and space that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaLive In Lesotho ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
It's a strange thing to see Hugh Masekela sitting on a horse, out in a field – and the cover hardly gets at the energy that's going on inside – since the album features a full, funky live performance from the famous trumpeter – at a time when his group included piano and keyboards ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Evan ParkerEvan Parker With Birds – For Steve Lacy ... LP
Treader (UK), 2004. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic little record, and exactly what it sounds like – soloist Evan Parker performing with a set of recordings of birds! And yet the record's also way more than that, too – as the recordings, created by John Coxon and Ashley Wales, have more sonic texture than birdsong – so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ze Eduardo NazarioPoema Da Gota Serena ... LP
Lira Paulstana/Lugar Alto (Brazil), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A really unique little record from Ze Eduardo Nazario – a set that maybe begins in improvised jazz, but which soon opens up to a world of different sonic possibilities – on some moments that have a very Brazilian vibe overall, even if it is an experimental one! Eduardo plays a range of ... (Brazil, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen LoveLift Every Voice & Sing ... LP
AFJ (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
This isn't the first time that Joe McPhee and Paal Nilssen-Love have recorded together – but the set may well be their best – a beautiful batch of duets that have the pair really blowing us away with their sympathetic spontaneous creative activity! There's a spiritual core here that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David Murray QuartetBallads For Bass Clarinet ... LP
DIW/Koko (UK), 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the greatest jazz voices on the bass clarinet – save perhaps for the late Eric Dolphy – working here in a wonderful batch of ballads and gentle groovers! The set's quite different from the usual jazz date to bear "ballads" in the title – as David Murray's not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nate MorganJourney Into Nigritia ... LP
Nimbus/Outernational (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A lost spiritual jazz classic from pianist Nate Morgan – maybe the musician's best-remembered moment, and for good reason too! The set's got this soaring, spiritual vibe that's much more early 70s than you'd guess from the date of recording – a post-Coltrane spirit with lots of modal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Journey Into Nigritia ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Johnny Dyani & Okay TemizWitchdoctor's Son ... LP
Yonca/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from bassist Johnny Dyani – and that's saying a lot, given his tremendous records of the 70s! The album's different than the album that Johnny recorded with fellow Blue Notes members on the Steeplechase label – and instead, the group here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shankar JaikishanRaga Jazz Style ... LP
EMI/Outernational (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BatsumiBatsumi (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress!)

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✨✧ VariousSound Of Picante ... LP
Concord/Picante, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Selections from the all star Picante roster including Cal Tjader, Poncho Sanchez, Tania Maria, Tito Puente, Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, and Monty Alexander. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ron CarterSong For You ... LP
Milestone, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Ron Carter's such a great player, he can always shine in so many modes – bringing the bass not just into the forefront of a tune, but taking into places that other musicians wouldn't reach! Here, he's going for a nicely laidback vibe that mixes light jazz funk with a bit of strings – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy CobhamBest Of Billy Cobham (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
Titles include "Quadrant 4", "Moon Germs", "Stratus", "Do What Cha Wanna", "Panhandler", "Pleasant Pheasant", and "Red Baron". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Jack Elliott & Allyn FergusonOrchestra ... LP
Foundation For New American Music, 1979. Sealed ... $9.99
Orchestral jazz performances of Pat Williams' "American Concerto For Jazz Quartet & Orchestra", Movement I and II from Claus Ogerman's "Three Symphonic Dances", and Dick Grove's "El Camino", with spoken passages from Quincy Jones, Johnny Mathis, and Henry Mancini. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max Kaminsky & His Dixie EightMax Goes East – Dixieland Music With An Oriental Twist ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Accompanied by Bob Wilber, Peanuts Huckel, Urbie Green ,Marty Napoleon, Mundell Lowe, Jack Lesberg, Osie Johnson, and Chet Amsterdam. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles Lloyd8 – Kindred Spirits – Live From The Lobero (180 gram 2LP set with bonus DVD) ... LP
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $39.99 42.98
Few players have the scope and depth of Charles Lloyd over the space of so many decades – and here, once again, Lloyd reminds us that his longevity in jazz has everything to do with the continued growth of his music – and not just the fact that he's stuck around for so long! The sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(3-sided vinyl pressing, done beautifully, with 12" booklet of notes – and bonus DVD of the performance!)
Also available 8 – Kindred Spirits – Live From The Lobero (CD/DVD) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Babs GonzalesExpubident World Of Babs Speedy Gonzales ... LP
Expubident, Late 60s. Very Good ... $39.99
One of the rarest albums ever from singer Babs Gonzales – one of the coolest vocalists to ever hit the bebop scene! The record is issued on Babs' own label, and lists Clark Terry, Melba Liston, Charlie Rouse, Johnny Griffin, Horace Parlan, and Ray Nance on the cover – although we're ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained and flaky on the bottom 3 inches, but also appears to have been signed by the artist on front.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisAscenseur Pour L'Echafaud (3 x 10 inch LP deluxe edition) ... LP
Fontana/Universal, 1958. New Copy 3 x 10 inch LP ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a groundbreaking soundtrack that forever changed the way that jazz music was used in film! According to legend, the sounds here were recorded by Miles on a hot Paris night – late in the studio, after a live performance – in a very ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaOur Man In Havana ... LP
Fantasy, 1960. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of Mongo's rarest sides for Fantasy! Recorded in Cuba during Mongo's brief return to his homeland in 1960, with a much rootsier feel than any of his other albums from the time. Willie Bobo joined Mongo in Havana for the sessions, and most of the other instrumentation is percussion, with some ... (Latin, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing in a black & white cover.)

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✨✧ George DukeMaster Of The Game ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A late 70s classic from jazzy funk master George Duke! Master Of The Game is an excellent mix of jazz, smooth soul, and Latin riffing – really a perfect blend of styles that shows not only how far George's sound had progressed throughout the 70s, it also charts the development of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisDon't It Feel Good ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good ... $5.99
Massive keyboard work from the great Ramsey Lewis – easily one of his best records ever, thanks to some spaciously funky production by Charles Stepney! Stepney plays keyboards here along with Ramsey, and the twin-keys approach makes for a sound that's extra-special – one that sums up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walter Smith III & Matthew StevensIn Common 2 (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Whirlwind, 2020. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99
A great second set from this group led by tenorist Walter Smith III and guitarist Matthew Stevens – music that rings out with a really beautiful, resonant sound right from the very first note – a unique blending of the two instruments, in ways that often have lots of edges and angles on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Barney Wilen & Alan Jean-MarieMontreal Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elemental, 1993. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime later work from French saxophonist Barney Wilen – working here with pianist Alan Jean-Marie, an artist that we totally love on his own! Some people know Jean-Marie best for his recordings of biguine jazz – mixing the rhythms of his native Martinique with more contemporary modes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Montreal Duets ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Brian BladeBrian Blade Fellowship (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note (Germany), 1997. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 34.99
An important Blue Note set from the end of the 90s – a record that marked a bit of a shift in the label's approach, and really set the scene for a more open ear to new sounds to come! Brian Blade's a drummer, but the set is definitely the work of a warm fellowship in jazz – a well-match ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete La RocaBasra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the few albums that drummer Pete LaRoca ever made as a leader – and a gem through and through! LaRoca had a touch on the drums that was unlike anyone else – free, but never "out" – and in a flowing, progressive style that pointed the way towards the sound of jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee KonitzAlone Together – With Brad Mehldau & Charlie Haden (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
A brilliant later set from Lee Konitz – recorded for Blue Note, after many years of Lee's mighty talents being ignored by US labels! Konitz first rose up as a modernist in the postwar years, recorded important records for Atlantic, Verve, Prestige, and other labels – then mostly gave ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dorothy AshbyAfro-Harping ... LP
Cadet, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the grooviest records ever – a sublime blend of African percussion, soulful orchestrations, and Dorothy Ashby's amazing electric harp! By the time of this landmark album, Dorothy had been knocking around the jazz world for a number of years, but it wasn't until she hooked up with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonTracks ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1969. Very Good ... $7.99
A solo sparkler from Oscar Peterson – recorded in a flurry of excellent late 60s recordings for MPS, and done in a warmly rhythmic mode that puts Peterson's solo work right up there in the ranks of Tatum and Garner! The production on the album is immaculate – done with a depth that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing, in a teal cover.)

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✨✧ Roberto Miguel MirandaCreator's Musician ... LP
Nimbus, 1980s. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful record of upright bass solo work, ranging from emotive arco playing to nice throbbing pizzicato. Miranda has played with John Carter & Bobby Bradford and cut another great, more soulful side for Nimbus with a larger group of his own. The playing throughout is spacious, even it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hubert LawsMorning Star ... LP
CTI, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
One of the most sublime Hubert Laws albums for CTI – a set that features his incredibly soulful flute work floating over these beautiful large arrangements by Don Sebesky – all ticked by some sweet electric piano from Bob James! The sound is perfect – that balance of soul and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul QuinichetteLike Who? ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The "who" in the title is Basie – as this was one of many late 50s outings cut by Basie sidemen, in an attempt to recapture the energy of his hit sound. And like many of those albums, this one's actually a shade more interesting than Basie sides from the 50s – as it gives the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Greg FoatSymphonie Pacifique (with bonus download) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most ambitious albums to date from the mighty Greg Foat – a set that's different than some of his more intimate affairs, in that it features key contributions from British jazz giants both young and old – all working with Greg's piano, Fender Rhodes, and vibes in a style that' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Symphonie Pacifique ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald CleaverWelcome Adventure Vol 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
577, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
One of those records that just makes us say "wow" right from the very first note – a perfect showcase for all musicians involved, and a really mighty meeting of the creative minds! We've really loved the strong return to form that Matthew Shipp has given us on piano in recent years ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Welcome Adventure Vol 1 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Hailu MergiaYene Mircha ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A great new recording from Hailu Mergia – the Ethiopian keyboardist who's given us some great records over the years! This set has Hailu working on both of his strengths – using keyboards in the lead on some tracks, accordion on others – plus a bit of melodica, and just a slight ... (Global Grooves, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yene Mircha ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Comet Is ComingChannel The Spirits (with bonus download) ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The amazing first full length set of Comet Is Coming – one of the boldest statements from the London jazz scene in recent years – and a brilliant blend of live jazz instrumentation and electronics! Shabaka Hutchings – as King Shabaka – is in the group on tenor, which he ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Johnny HammondGears (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Milestone/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George BensonIn Your Eyes ... LP
Warner, 1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Sweetly jazzy soul from George Benson – a key classic from his great run at Warner Brothers Records, and the kind of record that George did better than anyone else at the time! Back in the 60s, we'd never have guessed that Benson's sweetly crackling vocals would dominate popular jazz more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie MannBig Boss Mann (aka Latin Mann) ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An excellent album of Latin material from Herbie Mann – and proof that he's equally great in just about any setting! The album's a rare Columbia Records outing from Herbie – but it's easily one of his greatest of the 60s, thanks to some really smoking arrangements from Oliver Nelson ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansAlone ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Solo work by Bill Evans – recorded in 1968, at a time when he was increasingly exploring gentleness in his work! The album's quite haunting – done with no other musicians, no overdubs (as in other solo 60s albums) – just Evans alone at the keys, expressing himself with a somber ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve/Polydor pressing in a standard cover.)
Also available Alone (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 34.99

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✨✧ Tete MontoliuLunch In LA ... LP
Contemporary, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Duke EllingtonRockin In Rhythm Vol 3 – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Decca, 1929/1930/1931. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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✨✧ Yusef Lateef10 Years Hence ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A spacious mid 70s set from Yusef Lateef – with some numbers showing his more soaringly spiritual bent – and others hewing towards a more bluesy or loosely funky vein. Tracked live in San Francisco, some numbers were later augmented with overdubbed strings and vocals – there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jon Trevanni And His Continental OrchestraI'm In The Nude For Love ... LP
Crown, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ FattburgerGood News ... LP
Intima, 1987. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny cutout hole with some pen notations on the back.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusJazz In Detroit – Strata Concert Gallery (5LP set) ... LP
Strata/BBE (UK), 1973. New Copy 5LP ... $59.99 64.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesPhilly Mignon ... LP
Galaxy, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great cooker from the legendary drummer – with work by Nat Adderley on cornet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, Ira Sullivan on soprano and tenor sax, George Cables on piano, and Ron Carter on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker on front and a Factory Sealed sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Earl GrantNothin' But The Blues ... LP
Decca, 1959. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ SkywalkBohemians ... LP
Zebra, 1986. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Canadian fusion out of Vancouver, with members including Jim McGillveray, Grame Coleman, Rene Worst, Tom Keenlyside, Kat Hendrikse, and Harris Van Berkel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stained corner and an index label on front.)

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✨✧ Dawan MuhammadDeep Stream ... LP
Evidence/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A really amazing record from Dawan Muhammad – a west coast musician who never got the same sort of spiritual jazz credit as some of the giants of the 70s – but who kept on making really wonderful music as the years went on! Muhammad's recently known as the force behind the Life Force ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ruth OlayRuth Olay Sings Jazz Today ... LP
Laurel, Early 80s. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the hippest albums ever from singer Ruth Olay – who works here with hip trio backing from Red Mitchell on bass, Goran Strandberg on piano, and Nisse Sandstrom on tenor! (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Melotti QuartetLive: At The Foundry Cafe ... LP
Foundry, 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
With Joe Melotti on electric piano, Artie Dixson on drums and percussion, Marion Meadows on tenor and soprano sax, and Paul Spinner on bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Arthur BriggsArthur Briggs In Berlin – 14 Rare Recordings From 1927 ... LP
Black Jack (Germany), 1927. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some fading at the spine.)

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✨✧ Billy TaylorBilly Taylor – Jazz Pianist (Savoy) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Very unusual material from this famous pianist – given that the group here features John Hardee on tenor sax and Milt Page on organ! Titles include "The Bug", "Misty Morning Blues", "Solace", "Monk's Mood", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanBroadcasts ... LP
J For Jazz, 1972. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Rare work from Ornette Coleman – titles include "Stating The Case", "Rack Jumping Roy", "Protest", and "Involvement". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ted NashStar Eyes ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Ted Nash plays with his orchestra, with arrangements by Billy May, Frank Comstock, and Paul Weston. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Ross De Luxe Syncopators/Savoy BearcatsRoss De Luxe Syncopators/Savoy Bearcats ... LP
Collectors Items (UK), Mid 20s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Ross De Luxe Syncopators include Robert Cookie Mason, Melvin Herbert, Eddie Cooper, Edmond Hall, Robert Cloud, Earl Evans, Alonzo Ross, Casper Towie, Richard Fullbright, Frank Houston, and Margaret Miller. Savoy Bearcats include Gilbert Paris, Demas Dean, James Reevy, Carmello Jejo, Otto Mikell, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monty AlexanderLove & Sunshine (MPS) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1974. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of those wonderful Monty Alexander albums from the 70s – recorded for the MPS label, and with a very different vibe than some of his later albums in the US! There's a warmth, flow, and soul here that comes through instantly – a way of fitting the piano right in with the rhythms, so ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)
 
 



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