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✨✧ Frank Foster & The Loud MinorityManhattan Fever (Denon) ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A real 70s stormer from Frank Foster – recorded with the Loud Minority ensemble used for the Mainstream album of the same name, done in a style that's a bit more straight ahead, yet still plenty darn soulful! Frank's hanging here between the two sides of his career – working in a larger band mode at one level, yet also scoring some charts that are a lot hipper than anything the Basie generation might have imagined! The rhythm section on the set features Mickey Tucker on piano, Earl May on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – augmented by a bit of extra percussion and guitar from time to time, in a way that really makes the tunes skip along nicely. Frank himself is on both soprano and tenor sax – sounding great on the album's title remake of his "Manhattan Fever" – and also stretching out on longer tunes that include Ronnie Matthews' great "Marie Jean", and Frank's originals "Thruway Traffic" and "Four Five Six". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has light wear.)
 
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Bob BergShort Stories ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1987. Used ... $8.99
A great Denon date from saxophonist Bob Berg – recorded at a point when he was really coming into his own as a leader, and using some fusion elements a bit more confidently than before! The session balances Bob's work on tenor and soprano with work from Don Grolnick on organ and keyboards, Mike Stern on guitar, Robby Kilgore on synth, and Peter Erskine on drums and percussion – a lineup that feels itself together well on the date, grooving with a sense of tightness, but one that's opened up well by Berg's bolder solo moments. David Sanborn guests on one track – and titles include "Words", "Snakes", "Kalimba", "The Search", "Maya", and "That's The Ticket". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count Basie OrchestraLegend, The Legacy ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1989. Used ... $3.99
The Basie Orchestra pays tribute to their departed Count – and the groove here is every bit the sort you'd expect from the ensemble at their height! Frank Foster's in the lead with the group at this point, and he's definitely back in the Basie bag, after stretching out soulfully on his own in the 70s – guiding players who include Eric Dixon, Danny Turner, and David Glasser on reeds; Sonny Cohn, Byron Stripling, and Mike Williams on trumpets; Bill Hughes, Mel Wanzo, and Clarence Banks on trombones; and rhythm from Carl Ace Carter on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Duffy Jackson on drums. Carmen Bradford sings a bit, and titles include "Papa Foss", "Bring On The Raindrops", "Katherine The Great", "Whirly Bird", and "The Count Basie Remembrance Suite". CD
(Out of print.)

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Far OutNihonjin ... CD
Denon/Everland (Austria), 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Far Out indeed – an early 70s album from Japan's Far Out – the only album we've ever seen by the group, before they went on to work as The Far East Family Band! If you know that more famous group, you'll know the vibe here – a really unique version of psych, touched with a bit of noise – as the group stretch out on two slow-building tripped out jams that each take up a single side of the album! The first cut, "Too Many People", starts quiet and builds into a mighty behemoth of head nodding guitar rock hypnosis – both electric and acoustic – touched with some English language vocals, which are a nice surprise. The title track follows, again starting slow and quiet, and pulling you in slowly before refusing to let go of your senses! CD

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Tommy FlanaganAlone Too Long ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... $9.99
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the time – and there's some soulfully ringing tones from the piano throughout, that beautiful balance that Flangan always brought to his best recordings. The sound is excellent – and titles include "Like A Butterfly", "Alone Too Long", "Parisian Thorougfare", "Strollin", and "Maybe September". CD
(Out of print, late 80s pressing.)

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Benny Golson featuring Freddie HubbardStardust ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1987. Used ... $9.99
Features Benny Golson on tenor and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and flugelhorn – plus Mulgrew Miller on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy HarperKnowledge Of Self ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful, just plain beautiful. This rare Japanese-only session stands as one of Billy Harper's finest LPs from the 70's, and it's a beautiful mix of a soul jazz consciousness with strident post-Coltrane yearnings. Each side features one long track that lets Billy, trumpeter Everett Hollins, and pianist Kenny Barron weave magical lines of exploration. The material never gets boring, and the whole album is an essential work that rarely shows up anymore. Heck, it was even hard to find when it came out! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, with insert! Cover has some light wear, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Prokofiev/Debussy/RavelStoika Milanova Violin Recital – Sonata No 2 In D Major For Violin & Pian o Op 94/Sonata For Violin & Piano/Tzigane – Stoia Milanova/Dora Milanova ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Denon catalog insert. Cover has light wear and aging, small sticker spot, and some seam splitting.)

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Buddy RichEase On Down The Road (Japanese pressing) ... CD
LRC/Denon (Japan), 1973/1974. Used ... $3.99 7.99
Tracks include "Time Check", "Backwoods Sideman", "Senator Sam", "Tommy Medley", and "Lush Life". CD
(1987 Japanese pressing.)

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Sonny StittMoonlight In Vermont ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... $14.99
Beautifully-recorded later work from Sonny Stitt – a record that's got the crispness and poise of his classic work on Roost, with perhaps a bit of the warmer soul he'd picked up in the 70s – yet laid out in a way that's different from some of his American albums too! The set's a special date produced for the Japanese market – and Sonny plays alto and tenor – with Barry Harris on piano, Tony Williams on drums, and Reggie Workman on bass – and Walter Davis plays a bit of piano too. Titles include "West 46th Street", "Constellation", "Blues For PCM", "Who Can I Turn To", "Flight Cap Blues", and "Moonlight In Vermont". CD
(Out of print and sealed. Includes obi.)

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Phil WoodsGratitude ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1986. Used ... $8.99
A great later swinger from Phil Woods – a tight acoustic session recorded for the Denon label in Japan, and put together with a really classic feel overall! Wood's alto is amazing – sharp and fluid right from the start, and set up with a crack group that includes Tom Harrell on trumpet, Hal Galper on piano, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. At times, Phil's solo force almost seems to be driving the group from the frontline – pulling all players along in its sweeping flow, which is nicely offset by Harrell's always-appreciated sense of space. Titles include "Another Jones", "111 44", "My Azure", "Tenor Of The Times", "Times Mirror", and "Ya Know". CD
(Out of print, original Japanese pressing.)

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Kiyoshi YamayaKyo ... LP
Denon/Lawson (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $43.99 49.99
A really cool record from the Japanese scene of the 70s – one that mixes traditional instrumentation with some high fidelity recording styles – then adds in just the right dash of contemporary elements too! The set's not as all-out funky as others like it from the time, but does rise up with some larger soundtrack-styled arrangements that are mighty nice – and there's a great balance of saxophone solos next to koto and shakuhachi, which makes for a warm style that moves between the acoustic aspects of the traditional instruments and some surprisingly jazzy moments too! This style really opens up on the second half of the record, which has the arrangements getting fuller and more uptempo – almost clubby at times, but with a great action soundtrack sort of vibe. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy HarperSoran-Bushi BH ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best-ever Billy Harper records from the 70s – and one of the rare sessions of his that only ever came out in Japan! Billy is in incredible form throughout – and plays with a stunning sense of imagination and creativity on the 3 long tracks that make up this LP – stepping out with brilliant post-Coltrane energy that fires up his tenor, and takes him to the skies on these wonderfully long, creative solos. He's playing here with Harold Mabern on piano, Everett Hollins on trumpet, Billy Hart on drums, and Greg Maker on bass – and the session's got that warm spiritual sound that characterizes his best work – but also has a lot of hard-blowing solos with the haunting searching quality that keeps us coming back to Billy's work again and again over the years. Titles include "Loverhood", "Trying to Get Ready", and his classic, the title cut, "Soran-Bushi BH". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carmen MakiBlues Creation ... LP
Denon/Lawson (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Japanese singer Carmen Maki works here with Blues Creation – on a set that's headier and heavier than just about anything she ever recorded! The group themselves are amazing – searing with guitar work that rivals the best of the Anglo blues-inspired hard rock combos of the period – and when Carmen comes into the mix, she uses an equally soulful approach, turned towards freakier styles that might have made Christine Perfect run away in fear! The combination is fantastic – the kind of special set that makes this period of the Japanese scene such a standout for collectors of this sort of material – on titles that include "I Can't Live For Today", "Motherless Child", "Understand", "Empty Heart", and "Lord I Can't Be Going No More". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blues CreationDemon & Eleven Children ... LP
Denon/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A mindblowing set from early 70s Japan – and a record that's every bit as sinister as you'd guess from its title! Blues Creation certainly started out with a blues influence in their music, but like some of the headier British groups of the moment, they've turned that love of guitar lines and heavy rhythms into some much more brooding territory – hard rock, but with a current of evil that was never in their inspirations – almost as if these guys have shaken off the blues, and are ready to show the world that they're a force to be reckoned with! The guitar work is superb – really top-shelf classic jamming level – and titles include "Atomic Bombs Away", "Demon & Eleven Children", "One Summer Day", "Brane Baster", and "Just I Was Born". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billy HarperSoran-Bushi BH ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-ever Billy Harper records from the 70s – and one of the rare sessions of his that only ever came out in Japan! Billy is in incredible form throughout – and plays with a stunning sense of imagination and creativity on the 3 long tracks that make up this LP – stepping out with brilliant post-Coltrane energy that fires up his tenor, and takes him to the skies on these wonderfully long, creative solos. He's playing here with Harold Mabern on piano, Everett Hollins on trumpet, Billy Hart on drums, and Greg Maker on bass – and the session's got that warm spiritual sound that characterizes his best work – but also has a lot of hard-blowing solos with the haunting searching quality that keeps us coming back to Billy's work again and again over the years. Titles include "Loverhood", "Trying to Get Ready", and his classic, the title cut, "Soran-Bushi BH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, YX-7522-ND – in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Jo JonesOur Man Papa Jo ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Tight later work from Jo Jones – a set that's got all the swinging energy of the early years, but also a relaxed vibe that's mighty nice too! There's a good quality to the recording – as it's one of those killer 70s sessions done for Denon in Japan – and Jones is clearly in respectful company, working with Jimmy Oliver on tenor, Hank Jones on piano, and Major Holley on bass – the last two of whom really match Jo's energy nicely! There's nothing fancy here, but it's got a nice feel throughout – and titles are mostly familiar standards like "Take The A Train", "My Last Affair", "Stompin At The Savoy", "Solitude", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, with obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus With Orchestra ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice early 70s session from Charles Mingus – and in interesting one, to boot – finding the legendary bassist in Japan leading his own group and Toshiyuki Miyama and his New Herd Orchestra! Mingus's American players included Bobbie Jones on tenor and clarinet, Eddie Preston on trumpet. The New Herd featured Masahiko Sato on a prominent piano, and Shigeo Suzuki on alto. Jaki Byard arranged. The epic side "The Man Who Never Sleeps" runs over 16 minutes, and finds group in a restrained combo groove, a very subtle and wonderful tune. The remaining numbers "OP" and "Portrait" are done in a more straight-forward big band mode, but still with a relaxed feel. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ RitzAlmost Blue ... CD
Denon/Nippon, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Clark Terry on trumpet. CD

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach Quartet – Live In Tokyo Vol 2 ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1977. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from the ultra-hip Max Roach Quartet of the mid 70s – a lineup that features Billy Harper on tenor, Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, and Reggie Workman on bass! Tracks are long – very much in the Harper style of the time – and titles include "Mr Papa Jo" and "Scott Free (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert – and in nice shape! Cover has some light wear on the edges, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Billy HarperLove On The Sudan ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sublime work from Billy Harper – one of those rare Japanese-only sessions he cut in the 70s – really tremendous stuff that blows away most of his other (already excellent) work from other points around the globe! Billy's blowing some really mighty tenor here – at a level that makes him one of the most righteous, spiritual players of the 70s – a player we'd rank right up there with John Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders at their best, working here with a bold musical vision that's all his own! The long tracks really give Harper plenty of room to stretch out – and he never goes too far out, even with the freedom – hanging tight to some tremendous rhythms from Mickey Tucker on piano, Gregg Maker on bass, and Malcolm Pinson on drums – and getting great help from trumpeter Everett Hollins in the frontline. Titles include "Love On The Sudan", "Priestess", and "Awakening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – YX 7568 – a great copy!)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAny Old Time ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A warm later set from Carmen McRae – recorded with great small combo jazz backing that features tenor sax work from Clifford Jordan! The album's a real back-to-basics one for McRae – and gets away from crossover modes used in the 60s and 70s, taking Carmen back to the more jazz-based sound of her earliest records – but going even one further by bringing in Jordan, since Carmen mostly started out with straight trio backing. Other players include Eric Gunnison on piano and John Collins on guitar – and the tunes themselves are mostly standards, sung with impeccable phrasing. Titles include "Tulip Or Turnip", "Body & Soul", "I Hear Music", "This Is Always", "It Could Happen To You", "Old Devil Moon", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD
(Original 1986 Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaeAny Old Time (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Denon/Jazz Heritage, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A warm later set from Carmen McRae – recorded with great small combo jazz backing that features tenor sax work from Clifford Jordan! The album's a real back-to-basics one for McRae – and gets away from crossover modes used in the 60s and 70s, taking Carmen back to the more jazz-based sound of her earliest records – but going even one further by bringing in Jordan, since Carmen mostly started out with straight trio backing. Other players include Eric Gunnison on piano and John Collins on guitar – and the tunes themselves are mostly standards, sung with impeccable phrasing. Titles include "Tulip Or Turnip", "Body & Soul", "I Hear Music", "This Is Always", "It Could Happen To You", "Old Devil Moon", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach Quartet – Live In Tokyo Vol 1 ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from the ultra-hip Max Roach Quartet of the mid 70s – a lineup that features Billy Harper on tenor, Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, and Reggie Workman on bass! Tracks are long – very much in the Harper style of the time – and titles include "It's Time", "Calvary", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Archie SheppLady Bird ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records from Shepp's "new tradition" late 70's period devoted to the exploration of Charlie Parker. The album features extended readings of tracks that are either Parker originals, or which were strongly associated with him – and titles include "Donna Lee", "Lady Bird", "Now's The Time", and "Relaxin At Camarillo". Shepp's actually right at home in this setting, and his "out" background really brings a new twist to a traditional understanding of Bird. The rest of the group is made up of Jaki Byard, Cecil Mc Bee, and Roy Haynes. CD
(Original 1989 CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Mickey TuckerSweet Lotus Lips (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Mickey Tucker's best records, and a Japanese-only set too! Features Reggie Workman on bass and Horacee Arnold on drums. CD also features a full extra album of bonus tracks – from a larger group session with Louis Smith on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and George Coleman on alto and tenor! CD
(1989 Japanese CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Jane BunnettLive At Sweet Basil ... CD
Denon (Canada), 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jane Bunnett on soprano sax and flutes – with Larry Kramer on trumpet, Don Pullen on piano, Kieran Overs on acoustic bass, Billy Hart on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Peter ErskineTransition ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
Peter Erskine on drums and percussion, John Abercrombie on guitar, Marc Johnson on bass, Joe Lovano on tenor and soprano saxophone, Bob Mintzer on tenor saxophone, Kenny Werner on piano and synthesizer, Don Grolnick on synthesizer, and Peter Gordon on French horn. CD
(Out of print, sticker over barcode and stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganAlone Too Long ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the time – and there's some soulfully ringing tones from the piano throughout, that beautiful balance that Flangan always brought to his best recordings. The sound is excellent – and titles include "Like A Butterfly", "Alone Too Long", "Parisian Thorougfare", "Strollin", and "Maybe September". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Alone Too Long ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Frank Foster & The Loud MinorityShiny Stockings ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Forget the hokey title of this one, this is one of the best Frank Foster sets of the 70s! By the time of this 1978 recording, Foster had developed into a stunning tenor talent filled with influences that ranged from Lester Young to late Coltrane. His writing and playing in the 70s was filled with a keen desire to experiment, yet still had firm roots in the soulful traditions that held his past – and you'll hear a stunning set of performances in session recorded with Frank's Loud Minority group – here a very big ensemble, with players that include Charlie Persip, Mickey Tucker, Ted Dunbar, and Virgil Jones. Titles include "Hills Of The North Rejoice", "Dayspring", "Tomorrow's Blues Today", and "Love Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)
 
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✨✧ Curtis FullerImagination ... CD
Savoy, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums that Curtis Fuller ever recorded for Savoy – a sharp-edged set of modern jazz that really matches the abstract painting on its cover! Fuller's material from this point is always pretty darn great, but this album seems to go ever farther than usual – coming across with a strong conception overall, and not just a bunch of hardbop jamming – a careful presentation of the material that almost places the record in the territory of some of the Yusef Lateef Savoy work of the time – although perhaps not as exotic. Benny Golson is in the group on tenor, and you can definitely hear some of his influence in the music – and other players include Thad Jones on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums. Titles include "Kachin", "Bang Bang", "Blues De Funk", and "Lido Road". CD
(1991 Savoy/Denon pressing.)
Also available Imagination (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Rides Again ... CD
Savoy, Mid 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic early bop material from Dexter Gordon – originally issued as 78s in the 40s, and packaged here in a hip 50s album with a very groovy cover! The set features work from 1945, 1946, and 1947 – with Gordon in different three different groups – one with Leo Parker on baritone and Tadd Dameron on piano, one with Leonard Hawkins on trumpet and Bud Powell on piano, and one with Argonne Horton on piano. Titles include "Setting The Pace (parts 1 & 2)", "Dexter's Riff", "So Easy", "Long Tall Dexter", "Dexter Digs In", and "Dexter's Deck". CD
(1992 Denon/Nippon Columbia pressing.)
 
 
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