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✨✧ Jazz ModesJazz Modes (Koch pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums by this fantastic combo from the late 50s! The band features the very strange mix of French horn, tenor, and soulful piano – played by Julius Watkins, Charlie Rouse, and Gildo Mahones, respectively. The sound shouldn't work, but it does, and beautifully – thanks to some pretty soulful rhythm work, and a nice conception that never gets too cute, or too full of itself. Rouse is great, and has a measured quality that hints at his work with Monk, but which also has a bit more soul. Mahones is always great, and is one of the true unsung heroes of soul jazz piano – and as an added unique element, the album features eerie vocals from Eileen Gilbert on a few numbers! Sahib Shihab sits in on a few cuts – and titles include "Knittin", "Blue Flame", "Mood In Motion", and "The Oblong". CD

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✨✧ Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! (Koch pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from a very unique little group – the short-lived union of bassist Red Mitchell and saxophonist Harold Land – heard here in one of the hippest dates from the LA scene of the early 60s! Mitchell's a well-known name from more straight ahead sides of the 50s, but working here with Land he really hits a great groove – that harder sort of soulbop sound that was coming out of LA for a few brief years in the 60s – played with a sense of tightness and fire that matched the best work of the time in New York! The whole group here is great – and the amazing Carmell Jones is in the group on trumpet, alongside Frank Strazzeri on piano and Leon Pettis on drums. The solos are great, and the writing is too – with some lively lyrical original compositions that include "Comara", "Pari Passu", "Catacomb", and "Triplin Awhile". A great bridge between Land's earlier sessions under his own name, and his later partnership with Bobby Hutcherson! CD

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✨✧ BiberSonatas For Violin – Susanne Lautenbacher/Rudolf Ewerhart/Johannes Koch (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Vox, 1962. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Tim BerneFulton Street Maul ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1987. Used ... $16.99
Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Hank Roberts on cello, Bill Frisell on electric guitar, and Alex Cline on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Fulton Street Maul ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Chipman & Buckwheat BoyzPeanut Butter & Jelly (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Luke/Koch, 2001. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Chris DahlgrenSlow Commotion ... CD
Koch, 1994. Used ... $3.99
Chris Dahlgren on double bass, Ben Monder on guitar, Tim Ries on tenor and soprano sax and Kenny Wollesen on drums. CD

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Trudy DesmondMake Me Rainbows ... CD
Koch, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Steve EarleEarly Tracks ... LP
Koch, 1980s. Sealed ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jon FaddisTeranga ... CD
Koch, 2005. Used ... $3.99
With Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass, Dion Parson on drums, and David Hazeltine on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzCaptain Marvel ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1972. Used ... $8.99
A wicked album that's one of Stan Getz's best from the 70s! The record features Stan reunited with Chick Corea, whose warm lyricism was the lynchpin in Getz's landmark Sweet Rain – the stunning session from 1968 that is perhaps our favorite-ever Getz album. Corea plays electric piano here, but with none of the indulgence that he was lapsing into at the time. His blocky chords stake out a stark new territory, into which Getz solos beautifully, into a range yet untapped at that time in his career. Tony Williams augments the group on drums, giving the whole thing a sense of freedom, but also a nice tight swing. Tracks include "La Fiesta", "Five Hundred Miles High", "Times Lie", and "Day Waves". CD
(Koch pressing.)
Also available
Captain Marvel ... LP 14.99
Captain Marvel (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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John HandyJohn Handy Recorded Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1965. Used ... $19.99
Incredible work from saxophonist John Handy – an extended performance from the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1965, and a set that shows that he's grown tremendously as an artist since his early recordings for Roulette! The tracks are quite long – with only 2 numbers overall, "Spanish Lady" and "If Only We Knew" – each of which take up a side of the album. Handy's work on alto sax is incredibly soulful – and the group here includes Jerry Hahn on guitar and Michael White on amplified violin – playing with a sound that is sprawling, spiritual, and a little bit "out" at times – but always filled with that sense of soul that made Handy so wonderful, even during his early years with Charles Mingus! CD
(1996 Koch pressing.)

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Joe MooneyLush Life ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1956. Used ... $5.99
A wonderfully moody vocal outing from Joe Mooney – a lesser-remembered singer from the 50s, but one of our favorite talents from that generation! Joe's got a style of singing that's in the more fragile mode of male vocalizing – similar to Matt Dennis, but a bit more boozy overall – with a late nite feel that possibly comes through more perfectly on this record than any of his other albums! Joe plays organ along with his vocals here – usually in a laidback and mellow mode, just floating along eerily, with guitar, bass, and drums giving slight additional support. The songs are all familiar ones, but sung with a really great style that almost makes us feel like Joe's telling us the lyrics of the tunes from a neighboring barstool – and titles include "Nina Never Knew", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "That's All", "The Kid's A Dreamer", "Nowhere", "My One & Only Love", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Public EnemyThere's A Poison Goin On. . . (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Koch/In The Paint, 1999. Used ... $6.99
19 tracks in all, including "Do Yo Wanna Go Our Way?", "Here I Go", "Crash", "Crayola", "First The Sheep Next The Sheppherd?", "Last Mass Of The Caballeros", "WhatWhat", and "Kevorkian". CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt ... CD
Koch (Austria), Late 30s. Used ... $0.99
21 songs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie RichBig Boss Man – The Groove Sessions ... CD
Koch, Early/Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Von FreemanGreat Divide ... CD
Koch/Premonition, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rich laidback set from one of Chicago's resident legends – tenor Von Freeman! Freeman was in his early 80s by the time this set was recorded, and his warm tone sounds as good to our ears as it did on recordings from decades ago. Von really lets loose in spots, too, such as on the fiery "Never Fear Jazz Is Here". Supporting players Jimmy Cobb (drums), John Webber (bass), and especially pianist Richard Wyands are given plenty of room to shine. Tracks include "Be My Love", "Never Fear Jazz Is Here", "This Is Always", "Chant Time", "Blue Pres", "Disorder At The Border", "Hard Hittin'", "Violets For Your Furs" and more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Bob JamesEssential Collection – 24 Smooth Jazz Classics ... CD
Metro Doubles/Koch, Mid 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howard TateHoward Tate ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Howard Tate's work on Verve has gotten a lot of acclaim lately – thanks to an excellent CD reissue – this later album for Atlantic still remains in the ranks of soul obscurities. The album's perhaps not as great as Tate's Verve work – in that the arrangements don't fit as hand-in-glove as those sides – but the quality's still quite high, with arrangements by David Spinozza and Jerry Ragovoy that work quite well with Tate's soulful vocals. Tracks include "The Bitter End", "Keep Cool", "She's a Burglar", "Strugglin", and "It's Your Move". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBig Star – Small World ... CD
Koch, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Big Star tribute album with Wilco, Matthew Sweet, Juliana Hatfield, Teenage Fanclub, The Posies & more! CD

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✨✧ Dave BaileyOne Foot In The Gutter ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hard to have any feet in the gutter when you sound this great – as the album's a killer batch of hardbop, led by drummer Dave Bailey during his classic short run on Columbia! The lineup here is amazing – a rock-solid sextet with Clark Terry on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Horace Parlan on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass – all hitting with an intensity which rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige – but which is arguably even better, given that most of the tracks on the set really stretch out! Side two features an extended 20 minute take on "Sandu" – and side one features "One Foot In The Gutter" and "Well You Needn't" – both over 10 minutes long! CD
(2001 Koch pressing.)

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✨✧ Tim BerneSanctified Dreams ... CD
Koch, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Herb Robertson on trumpet and pocket trumpet, flugelhorn, and cornet, Hank Roberts on cello and vocals, Mark Dresser on bass, and Joey Baron on drums and percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Andy BeyExperience & Judgment ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredibly righteous record from the legendary Andy Bey – an artist who's risen back to fame in recent years as a relatively straight jazz singer – but who was in some very heady territory here in the early 70s! Bey first rose to fame as part of the vocal trio, Andy & The Bey Sisters – and while that group's 60s recordings were already wonderful, Andy soon stepping out into tremendous territory of his own – working with Max Roach, Horace Silver, and Gary Bartz – and adding some unique spiritual and socially conscious vocals to some of their best jazz records at the end of the 60s! This set's one of Andy's few solo moments from the time – and really follows up the groove strongly – with lots of help from the mighty William Fischer, who wrote some of the tracks, and plays keyboards – although Bey is clearly the main compositional force here. The album includes a remake of "Celestial Blues", which Bey recorded famously with Gary Bartz – and which is in a leaner, even funkier take here – and other titles include "Being Uptight", "Tune Up", "Hibiscus", "Experience", and "The Power Of My Mind". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Experience & Judgment (180 gram pressing) ... LP 40.99

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✨✧ Clarence CarterBest Of Clarence Carter – The Dr's Greatest Prescriptions ... CD
Koch, 1980s/1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Teddy CharlesWord From Bird ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A richly complex album from vibist Teddy Charles – easily one of his greatest albums ever, and certainly one with the boldest sound! The groups here are filled with hip players – all working under Charles' direction in a set of tracks that shimmers with dark sounds and moody colors – often as textural as it is jazz-based – with a level of sophistication that goes beyond even Charles key modernist work from the early 50s. Teddy's on vibes, alongside Art Farmer on trumpet, Eddie Bert on trombone, Hal Stein on alto, Don Butterfield on tuba, George Barrow on baritone, Hall Overton on piano, and Jimmy Raney on guitar – and while some tracks feature a tentet, 4 of the album's numbers feature a smaller quartet with Charles Mingus on bass! Titles include the 10 minute composition "Word From Bird" – plus "Blue Greens", "Laura", "Showtime", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD

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✨✧ Ted CursonNew Thing & The Blue Thing ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stunning early work from trumpeter Ted Curson – a record that's got as much soul and rock-solid power as you'd guess from the image on the cover! Ted's working here in the company of his frequent partner from the early days – tenorist Bill Barron – and together, they come up with a riveting sound that rivals the genius of early 60s work from Charles Mingus or Booker Ervin – with a similar blend of sharp edges, tight rhythms, and in the pocket soul! The rest of the group features Georges Arvanitas on piano – making a rare American appearance – plus Herb Bushler on bass and Dick Berk on drums. Titles include the classic "Straight Ice", plus "Reava's Waltz", "Elephant Walk", and "Nublu". CD
(Out of print Koch pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray DaviesReturn To Waterloo ... LP
Koch, 1985. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Performed by Ray Davies, Mick Avory, Jim Rodford, and Ian Gibbons of The Kinks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some peeling from price sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Gil EvansSvengali ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great example of the way that Gil Evans really opened up his groove in the 70s – moving here way way past the cool jazz and third stream of earlier years – into a soulful style that's far groovier than might be expected! Part of the strength of the set is because of the players – as Gil's working with a group of younger soul jazz and spiritual soloists that include Ted Dunbar, Billy Harper, and Hannibal Marvin Peterson – as well as the older soul modernist Richard Williams. But there's also some other specifically Evans-like touches to the record that stand out – like Gil's stark notes on acoustic piano and his lighter work on the electric keys – plus a bit of inventive synthesizer from David Horowitz, who makes a few tracks really crackle with energy. Tracks include "Zee Zee", "Blues In Orbit", "Cry Of Hunger", and "Thoroughbred" – the latter two of which are lovely compositions by Billy Harper! CD
(Out of print 1998 Koch pressing.)
Also available Svengali ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Bill Holman & The Neterlands Metropole OrchestraFurther Adventures ... CD
Koch, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Further Adventures parts 1 - 4", "Moon Of Manakoorah", and "Issues And Answers". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardHigh Blues Pressure ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real gem from Freddie Hubbard's 60s years – an all soul jazz outing, cut with a hip array of players that show that young Fred was definitely on the forefront of jazz at the time! Despite the "blues" in the title, the main groove is spiritual soul jazz – in a style that puts Freddie a few years ahead of the Strata East crew, and working here in a mode that he oddly didn't continue into the 70s. The album's got a really righteous sound overall – with long tracks that really stretch out wonderfully with rich feeling and spirit – thanks to work from players who include Weldon Irvine and Kenny Barron on piano, Bennie Maupin and James Spaulding on reeds, and Freddie Waits on drums. The set's filled with great original tunes that include Freddie's "Latina", "True Colors", and "For BP" – as well as a version of Weldon Irvine's "Can't Let Her Go". CD
(Out of print HDCD pressing, artwork has some light age spots.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Coleman HawkinsBean Bags ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful little record – a real standout in both the careers of Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins! The album captures Hawk during his great later years – that time when his sound was even more soulful and inventive than ever – with lots of odd modern undercurrents that really work nicely with the album's slight Latin inflections – a bit like those you might hear on some of Hawkins' Impulse Records material from the same generation. Milt Jackson's vibes are great too – chromatic and edgey, and set up with rhythm support from Kenny Burrell on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Indian Blues", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Sandra's Blues", "Stuffy", and "Close Your Eyes". CD
(1998 Koch pressing.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornHere Is Phineas ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic early work by Phineas Newborn – and a record cut right after his emergence from the great Memphis scene of the 1950s! Most of the album features trio material – cut with Kenny Clarke on drums and Oscar Pettiford on bass – but a few tracks also feature some very nice guitar work by Newborn's lesser-known brother, Calvin – who helps give the record some slight bluesy undercurrents you won't hear on other albums from Phineas at the time. The style is a mix of bop soloing and that lyrical approach to the keyboard that Newborn was forging along with a few other popular pianists of his generation – and titles include "Dahoud", "Celia", "Barbados", and "Newport Blues". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Duke PearsonPrairie Dog ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dark genius from Duke Pearson – quite possibly one of his hippest records ever, and an album that's filled with surprising twists and turns! At one level, the set seems to be a simple batch of soul jazz tunes – in the mode of Pearson's mid-60s classics on Blue Note – but at another, it opens up into unusual phrasings, timings, shades, and tones – all of which are years ahead of their time, and serve to keep the album full of complexity throughout! Many tracks groove here – but in a very subtle way that often moves a bit towards modal jazz. And the players on the set shade things in unconventionally – sometimes using understatement and space as their strongest tools – clearly directed by Pearson's budding talents as an arranger. Players include James Spaulding on flute and alto sax, Harold Vick on soprano sax, Johnny Coles on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, and Gene Bertoncini on guitar – and Pearson himself plays a bit of celeste in addition to his regular piano. Titles include a great version of Joe Henderson's "Soulin", plus Ron Carter's "Little Waltz", and Pearson's own "The Fakir", one of the best tracks he ever wrote! Other titles include "Hush A Bye", "Prairie Dog", and "Angel Eyes". CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ ProdigyReturn Of The Mac ... LP
Koch/Get On Down, 2007. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An almost-accidental classic by Prodigy – a great solo project after the split of Mobb Deep, and a set that was originally intended to just circulate as a mixtape – but which got issued properly based on the quality of the tracks! Alchemist is a key partner here – and the tracks have this approach that's straightforward, yet sophisticated – that subtle blend that Mobb Deep did so well, but pushed into more of a 21st Century east coast vibe. Titles include "Down & Out In New York City", "Return Of The Mac", "Stop Fronting", "My Priorities", "Nickel & A Nail", "That's That", "Take It To The Top", and "The Rotten Apple". LP, Vinyl record album
(2022 RSD issue on red vinyl.)

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✨✧ Don PullenMontreux Concert ... CD
Koch/Atlantic, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Don Pullen's best-known albums, and for good reason too – a well-recorded document of a Montreux performance that helped put Don's piano talents in the spotlight for the rest of the 70s! The record's got a sense of freedom that's quite unusual for Atlantic Records at the time – as each side features one long track, played at a level that's very spontaneous, and often quite outside – at least at some points. Side one features an extended version of Muhal Richard Abrams' "Richard's Tune", done with a trio that features electric bass by Jeff Berlin and drums by Steve Jordan – and side two features the even more beautiful Pullen original, "Dialogue Between Malcolm & Betty" – which adds in some great Latin percussion to the trio! CD
(Out of print. Cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Gil Scott-HeronBest Of Gil Scott-Heron Live ... CD
Intersound/Koch, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A 2 CD live set from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – captured sometime in the 80s, featuring some of his legendary righteous jazz funk numbers in the 70s, plus some of his lesser-known, even more pointedly political numbers from the 80s! The arrangements are clean, and very jazzy on this set – with many of the numbers stretching to epic length, complete with Gil's between song spoken word bits intact. The group that includes Ron Holloway on tenor sax, Kim Jordan on keys and backing vocals, Rodney Young on drums and Larry McDonald on percussion. Tracks include "Washington DC", "Winter In America", "Is That Jazz?", "Blue Collar", "Johannesburg", "Three Miles Down", "Gun", "Save The Children", "Angel Dust", "Shut 'Em Down", "B Move", "The Bottle" and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy Joe ShaverOld Five & Dimers Like Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Koch, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from the great Billy Joe Shaver – and a record that would forever help change the landscape of country music in the 70s! The set was recorded at the House Of Cash with a very new style of production – and titles include the classic title tune "Old Five & Dimers Like Me" – plus "LA Turnaround", "Played The Game Too Long", "I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train", "Low Down Freedom", "Willy The Wandering Gypsy & Me", "Jesus Was Our Savior & Cotton Was Our King", and "Black Rose". CD
(1996 pressing.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterWayning Moments ... CD
Vee Jay/Koch, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Even at a tender young age, Wayne Shorter could exhibit the kind of sensitivity and creative lyricism that would make him one of the giants of modern jazz. This early set – which features playing by Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Higgins, and Jymie Merritt – is filled with haunting original compositions ("Devil's Island", "Dead End", "Powder Keg") and the kind of mature playing that you'd hardly expect from a little tike like Shorter (who, with Lee Morgan, was just a kid when the two of them were playing with Art Blakey). This excellent CD reissue delivers these early tracks in stunning fidelity, and includes 7 alternate takes of the tracks on the orginal LP! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ StillAfrica – Piano Music Of William Grant Still – Denver Oldham ... CD
Koch, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Dale WatsonTruckin' Sessions ... CD
Koch, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ ArgentAll Together Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the standout moments in the career of Rod Argent – a record that gave his self-named group one of their biggest hits ever, yet a set that still kept all the depth and diversity of their other records too! The album starts out with the group's famous "Hold Your Head Up" – the anthemic strutter that crossed over big, and which burns here with plenty of great organ lines from Rod. Other numbers really mix things up – rocking harder than Rod's Zombies work, but also showing some complicated sensibilities too – brought out nicely by co-producer Chris White, who also wrote most of the songs on the date with Argent. Titles include "Pure Love", "He's A Dynamo", "Hold Your Head Up", "Be My Lover Be My Friend", "Keep On Rolling", and "I Am The Dances Of Ages". Bonus tracks include "Kingdom (single)", "Celebration", "Christmas For The Free", and a single edit of "Hold Your Head Up". CD
Also available All Together Now ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Billy CobhamFunky Thide Of Sings ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Billy Cobham's always got something funky going on in his music – and this 70s classic for Atlantic Records has the drummer at the height of his powers – really mixing together jazz, rock, and funk impulses – all without some of the overindulgence of his more jamming records of the time! There's still some great trippy sounds at times – some fierce future jazz passages that have Billy's drums really propelling keyboards and guitar – but overall the tracks are short and focused, with a nice nod back to the kind of energy that Cobham brought to his sessions with other artists. One exception is the great "Moody Modes" – a sweet long electric track that almost feels like George Duke on MPS – alongside other cuts that include "A Funky Kind Of Thing", "Some Skunk Funk", and "Light At The End Of The Tunnel". CD

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✨✧ Art FarmerTo Sweden With Love ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really unique little album that features jazz versions of themes from Swedish folk music – all served up by a sublime quartet that features Art Farmer on flugelhorn and Jim Hall on guitar! The exploration of folk roots in jazz is not a new one – and a number of the postwar Swedish modernists were especially strong in their love of folk music for inspiration. But the genre's never been handled this well before, and Farmer's warmly lyrical sensibilities really transform the tunes – opening up a timeless sense of expression in their melodies, yet still keeping things strongly in a modern jazz vein with his timing and phrasing. The other members of the piano-less quartet certainly help in this respect – Steve Swallow on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums – and Jim Hall's guitar is always a treat in a stripped-down session like this. The sound of the record is both warm and eerie at the same time – and titles include "Va Da Du?", "De Salde Sina Hemman", "Kristallen Den Fina", and "Visa Vid Midsommartid". CD
Also available To Sweden With Love (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Von FreemanDoin' It Right Now ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic "discovery" of tenor saxophonist Von Freeman – one that was already relatively late in his career, but a key appearance on Atlantic under the auspices of Roland Kirk! The setting here is as loose and laidback as Von needs to really do his thing – backing by a trio that features fellow Chicagoan John Young on piano, plus Sam Jones on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – all hanging back nicely to let Freeman dominate the set on tenor. The album's noteworthy for its inclusion of a few original tunes by Von – "White Sand", "Portrait Of John Young", "Doin It Right Now", "Brother George", and "Catnap" – all of which mark a nice contrast from some of the more traditional standards that show up on other Freeman albums of the 70s. CD
Also available Doin' It Right Now ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Merle HaggardSwinging Doors ... CD
Koch, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the great early Merle Haggard records with The Strangers – and a classic that swung open all kinds of doors for Hag and all honky tonk legends to follow! The barroom laments come into full bloom on this record, with the unvarnished honky tonk style that Hag helped define, though done with just enough Capitol polish, courtesy of the great and legendary producers Ken Nelson and Fuzzy Owen. It contains uber-classic "The Bottle Let Me Down" plus the equally great title track, plus comparably overlooked album classics like "I'll Look You Over", "The Girl Turned Ripe", "No More You & Me", "I Can't Stand Me", "No More You And Me" a great version of the Tommy Collins classic and Bakersfield Sound bedrock "High On A Hilltop","Shade Tree (Fix-It Man)". CD

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✨✧ HeritageChristmas Heritage ... CD
Koch, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Johnny Hodges/Rex StewartThings Ain't What They Used To Be ... CD
Koch, 1940/1941. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early 40s recordings with Duke Ellington on piano! CD

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✨✧ Jackie & RoyConcerts By The Sea ... CD
Studio 7/Koch, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet 70s set from Jackie & Roy – just the kind of record that shows that their genius kept on growing and growing as the years went on! The album's a nice change from the fuller, freer sound of the pair's earlier 70s sides on CTI – but it's also not the straighter jazz of the 50s and 60s either – kind of a wonderful fusion of both eras, brought together in a really groovy way! Instrumentation is small combo throughout – piano from Roy, plus vibes, bass, and drums – all used in a sweetly swinging sort of way to match the melodic quality of the pair's vocals. Titles are a really well-selected batch of numbers – and include "Tiny Told Me", "Good & Rich", "The Runaround", "Born To Be Blue", "Waltz For Dana", "Cheerful Little Earful", and "Magic To Do". CD

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✨✧ Lee KonitzSaxophone Dreams ... CD
Koch (Germany), 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice set – the alto of Lee Konitz solos over larger backings from the Metropole Orchestra, directed by Rob Pronk! CD

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✨✧ MessiaenLa Transfiguration De Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ – Yvonne Loriod/Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Rundfunk Sinfoniorchester Berlin ... CD
Koch (Germany), 1996. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan/Art PepperJazz Casual – The Gerry Mulligan Quartet/The Art Pepper Quartet ... CD
Koch/Jazz Casual, 1962/1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone and piano, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Gus Johnson on bass, and Wyatt Ruther on drums. Art Pepper on alto saxophone, Frank Strazzeri on piano, Hersh Hamel and on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. CD

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✨✧ Mary Margaret O'HaraMiss America ... CD
EMI/Koch, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Tito PuenteNight Beat ... CD
RCA/Koch, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Tito Puente's best sides for RCA – a really jazzy effort that was cut with a top-shelf list of players! The groove's a bit different than some of Tito's other work – but in a good way, and one that has him stretching past straight Latin to mix in a heavy dose of jazz – really getting the most of players who include Eddie Bert on trombone, Gene Quill on saxes, Bernie Glow on trumpet, and Barry Galbraith on guitar. The rhythms are key – and in addition to drums from Jimmy Cobb, the album also features Mongo Santamaria on congas and Willy Correa on bongos – not to mention more percussion from Tito himself! Titles include a number of nice compositions by the great AK Salim, plus a few by Tito – tracks that include "Mambo Beat", "Malibu Beat", "Carioca", "The Late, Late Scene", "Emerald Beach", "Sea Breeze", and "Night Hawk". CD

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✨✧ Bud Shank/Bob Cooper/Netherlands Metropole OrchestFlower Is A Lovesome Thing ... CD
TMD/Koch (Austria), 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Lucinda WilliamsLucinda Williams (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Koch, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Lucinda Williams – with titles that include "Changed The Locks", "Big Red Sun Blues", "Passionate Kisses", "Am I Too Blue", "Side Of The Road", "I Asked For Water", "The Night's Too Long", and "I Just Wanted To See You So Bad". CD

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✨✧ Chico DeBargeNot 2 Gether Remix (main, inst, main w/o rap, w/ r&b intro no rap, hot 16 mix) ... 12-inch
Koch, 2003. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DiplomatsDiplomatic Immunity 2 ... LP
Koch/HHC, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Diplomats are still going strong on this second set of Diplomatic Immunity – really making the best of their collective approach, as they shift vocals and styles strongly from track to track! Producers shift from track to track, but there's plenty of core energy trading between lyrical contributions from Cam'Ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zeekey, Hell Rell, and the rest – on titles that include "Push It", "Bigger Picture", "Crunk Muzik", "Stop N Go", "SANTANA", "Family Ties", "40 Cal", "Melanin", "So Free", "Dead Muthafuckas", "I Wanna Be Your Lady", and "Dutty Clip". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RZA As Bobby DigitalDigital Bullet – Clean Radio Versions ... LP
Koch, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
We're not sure if we're in the minority, but we definitely dig the Bobby Digital projects by RZA more and more as the years go on – maybe because as the decades roll by, we wonder why we ever doubted any of the farther-flung corners of the Wu-Tang universe! RZA is still very much at the top of his game here – extending some of the unique sample culture of the core Wu-Tang sound, but also refining things a bit more too – not in a selfish way, as it almost seems as if he's making things a bit more lean to welcome in the album's wide array of top-shelf guests! Titles include "Glocko Pop" featuring Wu-Tang Clan, "Do U" featuring GZA & Prodical, "Brooklyn Babies" featuring Masta Killa, "La Rhumba" featuring Method Man, Killa Sin & Berretta 9, "Black Widow Pt 2" featuring ODB, "Fools" featuring Killa Sin, "Shady" featuring Intrigue, "Sickness", and "Must Be Bobby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Leo WrightSuddenly The Blues ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A record of incredible beauty from the great Leo Wright – and one that we'd never part with at all! Wright's one of those excellent players from the 60s who never really gets his due – largely because he was always hiding behind larger groups, and because he left the US in the decade for an extended stint in Europe. Still he cut some fantastic early work with both Dizzy Gillespie and Lalo Schifrin – and this album captures him right during the peak of that early period! The record features light lively backing from a quartet that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and some tracks have a beautifully groovy sound that's slightly bossa, slightly soul jazz. One of the best of these is Wright's great cover of "A Felicidade", but the record contains many other great moments, like "The Wiggler", "Tali", "Sassy Lady", and "Dionysis". CD
 
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✨✧ Rolf & Joachim KuhnReunion In Berlin ... CD
Amiga/BE Records (Germany), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from the brothers Rolf and Joachim Kuhn – and exactly the kind of record that will have you completely rethinking your opinion about the clarinet in jazz! Rolf's a player with roots in more traditional modes, but by the time of this mid 60s session he was a very committed modernist – and uses the instrument here in modes that feel a lot more like the soprano sax spirit of John Coltrane or Steve Lacy at the time – open, free, unbridled – and often set to a modal groove that bubbles up perfectly from Joachim's work on piano! Sometimes Joachim's a bit too out for us, but he hangs nicely on the inside here – not entirely straight, but always working with a sense of rhythmic progression, which gets support from Klaus Koch on bass and Reinhard Schwartz on drums. Yet Rolf's the real star of the show – as he blows with a fantastic range of sounds and phrasing – searing at some points, soulful at others – and blowing us away on titles that include "The Man Man", "Life From The Moon", "Mobile Waltz", "Green Stocking", and "Corruption". CD

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✨✧ Ernst Ludwig PetrowskyEin Nachmittag In Peitz ... CD
Jazzwerkstatt (Germany), 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
602517332157 on clarinet, saxophones, flute, and vocals – with Harry Miller on bass and cello, Heinz Becker on trumpet, Joe Sachse on guitar, Klaus Koch on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Clark TerryColor Changes ... CD
Candid, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent little album that's also one of Clark Terry's hippest! The set was recorded as part of the monumental Candid catalog in the early 60s – and it's got an edgey quality that we don't normally hear in Terry's work. At some level, he's working in a mode picked up from his time with Ellington – painting in wide shades of tone and color – but at another level, he's also using some more modern small group modes, of the sort that Candid was perfect at recording! Other players on the session include Jimmy Knepper, Yusef Lateef, Julius Watkins, and Seldon Powell – all fluidly coming together with Terry's horn to create some tremendously evocative work! Titles include "Chat Qui Peche", "No Problem", "La Rive Gauche", "Blue Waltz", and "Brother Terry". CD

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✨✧ Paul Bley12 + 6 In A Row ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
Solo, duo, and trio recordings from Paul Bley – all done in an amazingly inventive mode that takes us back to his key sessions of the early 70s! Bley's in great company here – with Hans Koch on reeds and Franz Koglmann on flugelhorn – both musicians who share Paul's sense of sound as shapes, shaped by the space in between – yet always in ways that still have a beating heart underneath – and are never too academic for their own sakes. The blend is a careful one, but it rings true here right from the very first note – on a beautifully recorded batch of 18 tracks! CD

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✨✧ Philippe Lemm TrioFirst Steps ... CD
Outside In, 2020. Used ... Out Of Stock
Philippe Lemm on drums, Angelo Di Loreto on piano, and Jeff Koch on bass. CD
 
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✨✧ Andrzej KorzynskiKochaj Albo Rzuc ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Andrzej Korzynski composed these wonderful tracks for a successful Polish film issued elsewhere under the title Big Deal – but the sounds within are so great on their own, they don't even need a movie to stand as a testament to Korzynski's genius! The composer was easily one of the most inventive on the Eastern European scene – and even in a mainstream movie like this, he not only brings to play this amazing understanding of the possibilities of conventional instruments, but also created a heck of a lot more music than was actually used in the film – which means that the 22 track LP features almost double the amount of never-heard music than the director put up on screen – most of which is even more amazing than the music on the original soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, & Hal SteinFour Altos ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $29.99
Four altos in perfect formation – a record that captures a young Phil Woods at the height of his powers, and offers a rare non-baritone set from the great Sahib Shihab! The style here is similar to the Prestige tenor blowing sessions of the time – with core rhythms by a trio that features Mal Waldron on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and altos from the four players in the lead – coming together a bit at the start, then breaking off into some really wonderful solo work that's arguably tighter and better executed than most tenor sessions of this type! Titles include "Pedal Eyes", "Kokochee", "No More Nights", "Kinda Kanonic", and "Staggers". CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Takeo MoriyamaSmile ... LP
Columbia/Lawson (Japan), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An album with a sweet title, but a very hard groove – a stone stormer from Japanese drummer Takeo Moriyama – put together with these soaring reed lines that almost make the whole thing feel like an early 70s album from Elvin Jones! There's a very spiritual feel to the music at times – a searching quality that comes through especially in the work on tenor from Yoshio Kuniyasu, and additional flute and alto from Kochi Matsukze – as well as in the piano from Fumio Itabashi, who works here with his best modal impulses – really building up the groove in a wonderful way, and helping to keep the whole thing as soulful as some of the best US work of this nature from the mid 70s. Tracks are all originals, in Japanese – save for the group's version of the famous title tune, which offers up one mellower moment. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Winston BrothersDrift ... CD
Colemine, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
You've never heard of The Winston Brothers before, but their music is definitely familiar – as the group features players from funk combos Mighty Mocambos, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and Hamburg Spinners – coming together here with an equally great sense of groovy energy! The rhythms are nice and funky, with plenty of heavy drums from Lucas Kochbeck – but there's also a great ear for the odd offbeat sound, which really keeps things interesting – elements that sneak into the mix and give the record way more of an edge than just a funky combo trying to evoke the glory days. Titles include "One Thing", "Free Ride", "Brother's Strut", "Think", "Metering", "Drift", "Hang On", "Boiling Pot", and "Winston Theme". CD
 
 
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