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Victor CaviniJapan ... LP
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements as well! Instrumentation includes koto, wood flute, and lots of percussion – mostly acoustic, and in these little short tunes that do a great job of painting a little scene in sound – served up as a total of 14 "Pictures Of Japan", originally recorded for the Selected Sound library label. LP, Vinyl record album

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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work from Victor Chukwu is so sharp and searing, there's often a bit more edge on some of the tunes than the lighter, brighter notes you'd usually associate with the genre! Plus, the vocals have this nicely echoey vibe – ringing out with a quality that's equally great, whether the lyrics are in English or Igbo – on long titles that include "Akalaka", "Born Throw Away", "Ogbu Mmadu", and "Nwanne Bu Nwanne". Next up is an album that Victor Chukwu did with the Black Irokos group – a set that's even more striking, and almost experimental at times – with all these odd elements played right down near the bottom of the guitar strings, which are then echoed out with effects that make them sound very cool next to the percussion! There's a bit of horns in the mix, but the guitar and offbeat vocals are the main appeal – on the long tracks "Onwu Uwa", "Anya Ukwu", and "Oge Chukwu Ka Nma". CD
Also available Akalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work from Victor Chukwu is so sharp and searing, there's often a bit more edge on some of the tunes than the lighter, brighter notes you'd usually associate with the genre! Plus, the vocals have this nicely echoey vibe – ringing out with a quality that's equally great, whether the lyrics are in English or Igbo – on long titles that include "Akalaka", "Born Throw Away", "Ogbu Mmadu", and "Nwanne Bu Nwanne". Next up is an album that Victor Chukwu did with the Black Irokos group – a set that's even more striking, and almost experimental at times – with all these odd elements played right down near the bottom of the guitar strings, which are then echoed out with effects that make them sound very cool next to the percussion! There's a bit of horns in the mix, but the guitar and offbeat vocals are the main appeal – on the long tracks "Onwu Uwa", "Anya Ukwu", and "Oge Chukwu Ka Nma". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Akalaka/The Power ... CD 14.99

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Victor Feldman Featuring Tom ScottYour Smile ... CD
Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Quite possibly the funkiest album that Victor Feldman ever recorded – a sweet little cooker from early 70s Cali – recorded with some great help from Tom Scott on sax and flute! Victor plays both piano and vibes, and there's a warm funky glow to the whole set – kind of a CTI vibe, but taken a bit more stripped-down and indie too – especially on the cuts with a bit harder edge. Other players include Chuck Domanico on bass and John Guerin on drums – and titles include the killer "Your Smile", plus "Rockavibabe", "Quietly", "I Love Lucy", "Crazy Chicken", "Minor Catastrophe", and "Brazilian Fire". CD

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Victor McManemy/Tom DufelmeierLand Of The Free ... LP
Big Crossing, 1983. Very Good+ ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Victor MendozaVictor Mendoza ... LP
Tortilla, 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Warm Latin jazz from vibist Victor Mendoza – a sweet little set with some great flute work, plus alto, soprano sax, and plenty of percussion! Titlkes include "Samba Dientes", "Poem For My Father", "Patty's Ponytail Samba", and "Un Loco Feliz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Other Dimensions In Music with Fay VictorKaiso Stories ... CD
Silkheart (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Vocalist Fay Victor joins the wonderful group Other Dimensions In Music – for a performance that really helps deepen the sound and knock the whole thing out of the park! Make no mistake, we already love the instrumental side of the group – Roy Campbell on trumpets and other instruments, Daniel Carter on saxes and flute, William Parker on bass, and Charles Downs on drums and percussion – all shifting instruments, and working together in a mode that's very strongly in a legacy that runs from the AACM through the loft jazz generation! But the presence of Victor's voice really adds a whole new layer – contributions from various texts, which are spoken and sung, but in ways that are as unconventional as the music that Campbell and Carter make on their horns. Titles include "An Open Letter", "We Is We Trini", "Saltfish Refried", "Three Friends Advised", "Kitch Goes Home", and "John Gilman Wants Tobacco". CD

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Nat Shilkret & His Victor OrchestraDancing With Tears In My Eyes ... CD
Living Era, Late 20s. Used ... $4.99
Includes 24 tracks originally recorded for Victor. CD

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Victor Military BandKatinka/Poor Butterfly (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1917. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have small peeled spots and some aging.)

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Victor Young/Daniele AmfitheatrofOmar Khayyam/The Mountain ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Victor Assis BrasilBrasil Instrumento ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Victor Assis BrasilDesenhos ... LP
Forma/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from Victor Assis Brasil – one of the greatest Brazilian saxophonists ever, heard here in a sublime recording from the bossa nova era! The set's got a wicked feel right from the start – killer rhythms from the trio of Tenorio Jr on piano, Edison Lobo on bass, and Chico Batera on drums – topped with some amazingly soulful alto sax from Victor – blown with these edges that are totally great, both modern and meaningful, at a level that almost reminds us of a young Gary Bartz! The set was produced by Roberto Quartin for his legendary Forma label, so the sound is amazing – and titles include "Naquele Base", "Devaneio", "Dueto", "Amor De Nada", "Eugenie", "Desenhos", and "Minha Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Victor WootenShow Of Hands ... CD
Compass, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Victor Assis BrasilEsperanto/Victor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic double-length set – two full albums of music, essential for any fan of Brazilian jazz – or even jazz in general! First up is Esperanto – an incredible album from one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thinking spirit who really took Brazilian jazz in bold new directions at the time! The record shows Victor absorbing a lot of post-Coltrane influences, and blending them with a tight approach to rhythm – laid down here by Dom Salvador on piano (and organ), Edison Lobo on bass, and Edson Machando on drums. The group is completed by Helio Delmiro on guitar, and Claudio Roditi plays trumpet on one track – but the real highlight is the amazing reed work by Brasil, which is filled with soul and warmth, plus a deep sense of exploration. The whole session was put together by Roberto Quartin in 1970 – and it's still extremely fresh today. Titles include "Children", "Gingerbread Boy", "Senegal", and "Marilia". Next is Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim – a fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit of soprano – on long, stretched out versions of Jobim compositions – often given a bit of modal energy, thanks to the group's strong piano and organ performances by Dom Salvador. The rest of the players are all great, too – Helio Delmiro on guitar, Edson Lobo on bass, and Edison Machado on drums – all players who grew up in the bossa jazz years of the 60s, but who here are set free to explore new territory by producer Roberto Quartin. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Bonita", "Wave", "So Tinha De Ser Come Voce", and "Dindi". CD also features two bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Ao Amigo Quartin" and "Marilla". CD

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✨✧ Victor Roque Y La Gran Manzana20 Exitos Para Merenguear ... CD
Rodven, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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Schubert/ChopinFantasy In C Major Op 15 "Drifter"/Fantasy In F Minor Op 49/Mazurka In F Minor Op 7 No 3/Mazurka In C Major Op 57 No 2/Polonaise IN A Flat Major Op 53 – Victor Merzhanov ... LP
Melodiya (Russia), 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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VariousTimeless Historical Presents Up & At 'Em – Early Victor Electric Hot Dance Bands – 1925 to 1927 ... CD
Timeless (Holland), Mid 20s. Used ... $9.99
Collects material by Philip Spitalny & His Orchestra, Ted Brownagle & His Orchestra, Howard Lanin's Ben Franklin Dance Orchestra, Fredd Hamm & His Orchestra, and Busse's Buzzards – 25 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousYasagure Kayou Saizensen – Victor Collection ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet female pop from Japan – most of it recorded in the mid 70s, and pulled together in a package that's similar to some of the soundtrack-related collections that Hotwax & Trax have done for the Ultra Vybe label! The sounds here are a bit smoother than those on the soundtrack set, but equally compelling – a blend of Western pop modes of the time with some uniquely Japanese touches – often set to instrumentation that includes lots of keyboards and some occasional funky rhythms. There's a surprisingly soulful feel to a number of the tunes, one that gets past the Japanese-only lyrics – and speaking of that, the notes and titles are all in Japanese so we can't tell you more – but the music's pretty compelling! CD

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✨✧ Eddy ArnoldComplete RCA Victor Christmas Recordings ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Warm sounds for the Holiday season – a double-length set of Christmas tunes, sung by the great Eddy Arnold! Eddy recorded most of these numbers at a time when he was at the height of his countrypolitan talents – able to croon a tune with a smooth, mellow approach that almost made him the Perry Como of the country world – although set up with more of a Nasvhille vibe, thanks to producer Chet Atkins! The match of Atkins and Arnold is one of the all-time greats in mid-century pop – and the duo seem to push themselves even more strongly on this seasonal material. The CD features the full 1961 Christmas album recorded by Eddie, plus loads more Holiday singles – most of which have never been collected before. 26 titles in all – with tracks that include "Christmas Can't Be Far Away", "White Christmas", "Up On The Housetop", "Will Santa Come To Shanty Town", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Christmas", "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day", "Silent Night", "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas", "Winter Wonderland", "The Angel & The Stranger", and "New Year's Greeting". CD

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✨✧ VariousIf Music Presents You Need This – World Jazz Grooves – Compiled By Jean Claude & Victor Kiswell ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not a set of world music-inflected jazz – although there is a bit of that – and instead, a wonderful collection of spiritual numbers from around the world – most recorded in the 70s, at a time when barriers were really breaking down in jazz music! All tracks here are nice and long, and most are groovers – but not in the typical funky jazz way – as the album is mostly earthy and organic, and mostly acoustic too – with musicians that work together wonderfully in ensemble format, and often find ways to incorporate non-traditional instruments into a jazz-based perspective! Titles include "Souffle (part 2)" by Armand Lemal, "Ismaa" by The Jazz Committee For Latin American Affairs, "Timbuktu" by Theo Loevendie Consort, "Fonetik A Velo" by Kafe, "Martinica" by Michel Sardaby, "Illustration" by Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble, "Pumu 1" by Masabumi Kikuchi, and "Itwenty Five" by Joe Malinga & The Southern African Force. CD
 
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Eddy ArnoldBest Of Eddy Arnold ... LP
RCA/Victor, Mid/Late 60s. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dixieland Jazz Group Of NBC's Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin StreetBirth Of The Blues – An Album Of WC Handy Music (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1943. Very Good 4 x 78 rpm album ... $3.99
Includes guest vocalist Lena Horne. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Please Note – Discs 1 and 2 are missing. Album has some light edge wear.)

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Rasmus Faber2 Far ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2006. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Includes original cardboard slipcase.)

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Benny GoodmanWhispering/Tiger Rag ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 30s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Hampton HawesThis Is Hampton Hawes – Vol 2 The Trio ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1956. Used ... $6.99
The darkly brooding image of Hampton Hawes on the front cover of this one is a real standout in the mostly-sweet cover lineup of the Contemporary label – but it's also a great indication of the sound of the record, which is something different than most of its contemporaries! Hawes is working here at his top-shelf early best – stepping around the keys of the piano with a sense of grace and spaciousness – but also a hard-hitting, highly rhythmic mode on the left – a bit soul jazz at times, mixing earthy elements with the sweeter, lyrical moments in his solos. Rhythm is by the team of Red Mitchell and Chuck Thompson – and titles include "Yesterdays", "Blues For Jacque", Stella By Starlight", "Steeplechase", "Round Midnight", "Autumn In New York" and "Section Blues". CD
(Out of print, 80's Japanese pressing.)
Also available This Is Hampton Hawes – Vol 2 The Trio ... CD 6.99

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Earl Hines/Fats Waller/Duke Ellington/Jelly Roll MortonHot Piano (4 x 78 album) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album is in nice shape.)

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Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba BandArtist's Life Waltz/American Airs Medley (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1916. Very Good- ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels are faded.)

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Lewis James/Charles HarrisonFor The Sake Of Auld Lang Syne/Call Me Back, Pal O Mine ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1923. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Frank Morgan with Cedar WaltonEasy Living (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1985. Used ... $18.99
A great date from the later revival years of altoist Frank Morgan – thanks to a warm performance from the Cedar Walton trio! One of the great things about late Morgan is the way in which he's able to really fit himself into different settings – still holding onto his soulful roots, but also fluidly picking up the best elements of the groups he works with – such as the rich tones and soaring styles that Walton brings to this session! Cedar's piano always sounds great with a horn, and the warmth in Morgan's alto is quite a different match than some of Walton's tenor-driven sessions – and bassist Tony Dumas and drummer Billy Higgins keep things in just the right subtle side of the spectrum to fit the mood. Titles include "The Rubber Man", "Yes & No", "Manha De Carnaval", "Now's The Time", "Three Flowers", and "Third Street Blues". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a thin cutout notch.)

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Takeru MuraokaRock Joy In Sax ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1971. Used ... $14.99
Don't let the "rock" in the title fool you – as this is a jazz album all the way through, but one that has Japanese tenorist Takeru Muraoka taking on some of the hipper rock songs at the start of the 70s! Muraoka has this raspy, almost fuzzy tone at times – mixed with heavy drums, organ, and guitar – all with a fantastically powerful sound that reminds us of some of the grooviest work by Steve Marcus, Tom Scott, or John Klemmer during the same period – slight psychedelic currents, but always with a result that's more soulful than rockish – a very cool blend of elements that could have come from the Chess/Cadet studios at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Kozmic Blues", "Whole Lotta Love", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Try", "Stranger To Himself", "It's Too Late", "Eli's Coming", and "Music For Gong Gong". CD
(Recent SHM-CD pressing – still sealed with obi.)

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Richard PineRichard Pine Live At Ballantine's ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A live date – one that features Richard Pine on alto and baritone, working with a Japanese group in Tokyo – Kenichi Yoshida on piano, Yukinori Narushige on bass, and Tadao Shimada on drums – plus vocals from Junko Mine on one track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light aging.)

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Anibal Troilo & Francisco FiorentinoCon Toda La Voz Que Tengo ... LP
Victor (Uruguay), 1960s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Fats WallerHoneysuckle Rose/Blue Turning Grey Over You (12 inch 78 rpm record) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1937. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Sadao WatanabeAutumn Blow ... CD
Flying Disk/Victor (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
A well-remembered fusion date from Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe – and one of his first to get larger circulation with an American audience too! The set has Watanabe blowing sharp and strong on alto, soprano sax, and flute – and working alongside heavyweight American fusion giants – in a combo that includes Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, Ernie Watts on saxes, and Harvey Mason on drums! The style isn't nearly as smooth or tightly produced as in later years – and there's still a nice edge to the music throughout – some of those unusual tones that Sadao was developing in Japan in the early part of the 70s, set to creative tunes that also stretch out in both their solos and rhythms. The album was recorded live, which also probably explains the open quality of the sound – and titles include "Orange Bypass", "Just Crusin", "The Chaser", "Rapture", and "Someday In Suburbs". CD
(Out of print, 2017 UHQ CD pressing with K2 HD Pro mastering – includes obi!)

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Sadao WatanabeSadao 2019 – Live At Blue Note Tokyo ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $23.99
We've loved saxophonist Sadao Watanabe for many years, through many different styles, and he's still sounding wonderful after all his decades in music – playing live in a laidback quartet setting, in a performance that's very heavy on his own compositions too! The backing is top-shelf, but nicely understated – Russell Ferrante on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – moving with a gentle swing, but really letting Sadao take the lead on alto sax – blowing soulful, well-crafted solos of the sort that you'd maybe be more likely to hear on this sort of session from a tenor. Titles include "Warm Days Ahead", "Butterfly", "Plum Island", "Tembea", "Waiting Song", and "Early Spring". CD

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Sadao WatanabeSadao Watanabe – The Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Disk/Victor (Japan), Late 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Late 70s classics from Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe – a player who'd been a key part of the Tokyo scene from the late 50s onward – moving through bop, bossa nova, and even a bit of more spiritual styles – before ending up in the electric fusion years that are featured in this set! Watanabe's a mighty tight player, with a long legacy of creative expression – which means that although the setting here might be electric and soul-based, he also brings plenty to bear in his solo work too – some great soulful expressions that often get support from American fusion players like Lee Ritenour, Chuck Rainey, Steve Gadd, Dave Grusin, and Harvey Mason. All the cuts here were originally on Watanabe's Flying Disk releases – and titles include "Samba Do Marcos", "Down East", "Morning Island", "California Shower", "My Country", "Ngoma Party", "Nice Shot", "Just Cruisin", "Massai Talk", "Samba Em Praia", "Malaika", and "My Dear Life". CD features bonus cuts – single versions of "California Shower", "Nice Shot", and "My Country". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Nobuo YagiMi Mi Africa ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1979. Used ... $9.99
That's quite a cover for an album by a harmonica player – but then again, Nobuo Yagi is quite a harmonica player himself! The album's got a very fresh feel – a bit fusion, but also with some rootsier percussion currents too – mixed with warmer keyboards and guitar, all to set up these really cool grooves for Yagi's sweet solos on the harmonica! The approach is like the best Toots Thielemans fusion material of the 70s – and we mean that in the best way possible – because Yagi's one of his few contemporaries who can keep things as interesting and creative as Toots, and maybe even does a better job of stepping into the spotlight, thanks to some great 70s soul/fusion backings. Most titles are in Japanese, and the set is all instrumental. CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD, includes obi.)

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Junshi YamagishiAll The Same ... CD
Invitation/Victor (Japan), 1980. Used ... $14.99
Tracks include "More Corkscrew", "Mellow Syndicate", "Skin Game", "Cuttin' In", and "It's All The Same To Me". CD
(Out of print, 2016 UHQ CD pressing with K2 HD Pro mastering – includes obi!)

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is wonderful – a bit more upbeat and swinging than some of Yamamoto's other records, as Nobuo Hara leads the larger group with a totally cool sound – which makes the flute lines a sweet exotic touch over straightforward, soul-drenched, big band jazz! We might even link the sound to some of Dorothy Ashby's grooviest albums for Chess/Cadet – although with flute, instead of harp – and titles include "Komoro Mago-Uta", "Soma Bon-Uta", "Kokirio Bushi", "Sado Okesa", "Tairyo Utaikomi", and "Kuroda-Bushi". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beautiful Bamboo Flute (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 39.99

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor/Universal (Japan), 1971. Used Gatefold ... $39.99
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is wonderful – a bit more upbeat and swinging than some of Yamamoto's other records, as Nobuo Hara leads the larger group with a totally cool sound – which makes the flute lines a sweet exotic touch over straightforward, soul-drenched, big band jazz! We might even link the sound to some of Dorothy Ashby's grooviest albums for Chess/Cadet – although with flute, instead of harp – and titles include "Komoro Mago-Uta", "Soma Bon-Uta", "Kokirio Bushi", "Sado Okesa", "Tairyo Utaikomi", and "Kuroda-Bushi". CD
(Out of print SHM CD pressing, with obi!)
Also available Beautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP 20.99

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VariousDisco Sound Special Vol 5 ... LP
Victor (Japan), Late 70s. Very Good ... $14.99
The cover is cheesy – and maybe a bit offensive – but this Japanese-only 70s collection features some surprisingly groovy work! Titles include "Bobo Step" by Ice, "Sexy Bus Stop" by The Oriental Express, "Chorus Line" by TT Sotto, "The Bamboo" by Oriental Express, "Sunny" by Yambu, "Love Is Blue 76" by Mighty Rhythm Machine, "Night & Day" by John Davis Monster Orchestra, "Summer Time" by Solid Silver, and "Sexy Lady" by Jumbo 76. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousNew Orleans Soul Variety Vol 4 ... LP
Victor (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A great Japanese-only collection – lots of rare New Orleans soul from the writing/production talents of Allen Toussaint! Includes work by Mill Evans, Ray Alegre, Zilla Mays, Wallace Johnson, Gus Lewis, Sonny Fischer, and Tommy Ridgley! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Riverside/Victor (Japan), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group with brother Nat on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums – and a young Bobby Timmons on piano, really cooking things up with tremendous drive, energy, and a sense of the groove! Titles include a great workout on Timmons' classic "This Here", plus originals "You Got It" and "Spontaneous Combustion", and a great version of "Hi Fly". Soul jazz at its best, by one of the groups who gave the genre its name in the first place! CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Elsie BakerLullaby/Loreley ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 30s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Benny Goodman/Tommy Dorsey/Bunny Berigan/Fats WallSymposium Of Swing (4 x 12 inch 78 rpm album) ... LP
Victor, Mid 40s. Near Mint- 4 x 12 inch 78 rpm album ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "Sing Sing Sing" by Benny Goodman, "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Blue Turning Grey Over You" by Fats Waller & His Rhythm, "Stop Look & Listen" and "Beal Street Blues" by Tommy Dorsey, and "Prisoner's Song" and "I Can't Get Started" by Bunny Berigan. LP, Vinyl record album
(Book has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Alexander O' NealLovers Again (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing – with 2 bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Original Dixieland Jazz BandMargie/Palesteena ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1921. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Fats WallerWhat Will I Do In The Morning/How Ya Baby? ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1937. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label on Side A has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen Webster At His Best ... LP
Victor (France), 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual overseas date from late in the career of tenor genius Ben Webster – a set recorded in the Netherlands, with a very hip group – Ray Kaart on trumpet, Herman Schoonderwalt on alto, Rudy Brink on second tenor, Cees Slinger on piano, Rob Langereis on bass, and John Engels on drums. Titles include "Ben's Little Scheme", "Steff's Shoes", "Billy Boy", and "Greensleeves". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MopsPsychedelic Sounds in Japan ... CD
Victor/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A buzzing, hard-hitting batch of pychedelic rock from Japan's The Mops – featuring some groovy, echoey tunes penned by the group and sung in their native language – plus a nice choice of passionate covers! The sound is a little bit like Love in their early rawness – and the Mops obviously have a great feel for psychedelia at its fuzziest and most tuneful. Great stuff! Tracks include "Asamade Matenai", "San Francisco Nights", "I Am Just A Mops", "The Letter", "Blind Bird", "Somebody To Love", "White Rabbit", "Light My Fire", "Kienai Omoi" and more – plus 7 bonus tracks from late 60s & early 70s – including "Omae No Subete O", "Atsuki Narenai", "Sleep, Jesus", "No Umbrellas" plus a couple alternate versions. CD

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✨✧ Mal Waldron & Gary PeacockFirst Encounter ... LP
Victor/Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Far-reaching and incredibly soulful work from Mal Waldron and Gary Peacock! Both players are at the height of their powers here, and have a warmth and sense of interplay that makes the session one of the best they did alone or together during the time. The group's a trio, with Hiroshi Murakami added in on bass – and the overall feel is similar to some of the best Japanese trio sessions of the early 70s, with great recording, long drawn-out introspective songs, and free unbridled playing that you don't always get on American sessions by the same players. Titles include "Walking Way", "What's That", "She Walks In Beauty", and "The Heart Of The Matter". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fats WallerWater Boy/All God's Chillun Got Wings ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1940. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label on Side A has a small piece of tape.)

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✨✧ Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... CD
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is wonderful – a bit more upbeat and swinging than some of Yamamoto's other records, as Nobuo Hara leads the larger group with a totally cool sound – which makes the flute lines a sweet exotic touch over straightforward, soul-drenched, big band jazz! We might even link the sound to some of Dorothy Ashby's grooviest albums for Chess/Cadet – although with flute, instead of harp – and titles include "Komoro Mago-Uta", "Soma Bon-Uta", "Kokirio Bushi", "Sado Okesa", "Tairyo Utaikomi", and "Kuroda-Bushi". CD
Also available
Beautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP 20.99
Beautiful Bamboo Flute (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 39.99

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✨✧ Monday Michiru & Toshiko AkioshiJazz Conversations – The Other Side Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The other side of Monday Michiru – or, more appropriately, the early side of the great soul singer – given that her roots in jazz go very far back, to the time when she was the child of two very famous jazz musicians! This set has Monday reunited with her mother – the legendary pianist Toshiko Akioshi – who works exclusively on piano, in this wonderfully pointed, introspective style – while Monday both sings in a jazz style, and plays flute as well – an instrument she first used on record when she was about ten years old. The reunion is a wonderful one – and while Toshiko's every bit as great as you'd expect, we find ourselves falling in love with Monday even more than before – as her handling of the mellower material is beautiful, and opens up an even more deeply expressive side of her vocals than before. The record's got a bit of added bass and drums at points – and titles include "Frog", "Long Yellow Road", "First Night", "Love & Life", "New Girl In Town", "Broken Dreams", and "Ain't Gonna Ask No More". CD

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✨✧ John Gielgud/Irene Worth/Edith SitwellProgram Of Poems By Edith Sitwell ... LP
RCA/Victor, 1966. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleySwingin' In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1967 ... CD
Reel To Real, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Great live work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – recorded during a time when the group's star was really rising on Capitol Records, but at a level that's got the more open-ended, freely-blown style of their classic concert dates for Riverside! The material here was all recorded for radio in Seattle, and the fidelity is excellent – sounds that are sharp as any of the group's key live albums of the period – with some very hip announcements between a few of the tracks! And unlike some radio live issues on the market, this one is nice and long – with eight long tracks that really open up – full of magical moments from Cannonball on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, Joe Zawinul on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Titles include "Sticks", "Big P", "The Girl Next Door", "Back Home Blues", "Hippodelphia", "74 Miles Away", "Morning Of The Carnival", and Somewhere". CD
(Excellent package – with great mastering, and a 28 page booklet of notes!)

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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by jazz, into a whole new level of expression! The backing is great – small combo, with featured musicians who include Bunk Shank and Paul Horn on reeds, and Victor Feldman and Wynton Kelly on piano – all working with moody, soulful arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment to Lorez' beautiful voice. Includes the cuts "Get Me To The Church On Time", "Satin Doll", "Show Me", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I'm Through With Love", and 5 more! CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Clifton AndersonBeen Down This Road Before ... CD
Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Trombonist Clifton Anderson always makes us wait way too long between his albums as a leader – but each of his sets is definitely worth the anticipation, and seems to push Clifton's music forward a fair bit more than before! This album's a gem through and through – all original music, save one Bacharach tune – played with a core group that includes Stephen Scott on piano, Buster Williams on bass and either Ronnie Burrage or Al Foster on drums – but open to a shifting array of players who include Peter Bernstein on guitar, Antoine Roney on soprano and tenor, Rene McLean on tenor, and Victor See Yuen on percussion – players who open things up past Anderson's already-great phrasing on the trombone, which is especially striking on a few tunes that feature some less conventional instrumentation. Titles include "Nana D", "Mission Statement", "TUBC", "Sista Gemini", "Sonny Says", "Been Down This Road Before", and "Mysticancients". CD

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Black Art Jazz CollectiveAscension ... CD
High Note, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
We love this group – and with each new record, they give us reason to love them even more – and realize that their totality is even greater than the sum of their many all-star parts! The lineup alone is enough – Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Jeremy Pelt on trombone, James Burton III on trombone, Victor Gould on piano, Rashaan Carter on bass, and Mark Whitfield on drums – but together, they sound even more amazing – kind of crackling and bristling with energy, as if the players are keenly engaged in each other's company – not in a competitive way, but with a collaborative energy that even tops most other groups comprised of leaders in a single combo! Soaring colors are balanced by beautiful depths – and titles include "Iron Man", "For The Kids", "No Words Needed", "Twin Towers", "Involuntary Servitude", "Mr Willis", and "Ascension". CD

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Anthony BraxtonSeven Standards 1985 – Vol 2 ... LP
Magenta/A&M, 1985. Near Mint- ... $8.99
If you've never heard Anthony Braxton play straight jazz, you owe it to yourself to check out this performance – it's a delight, like some of his few straight sets! With Hank Jones on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include "Moment's Notice", "Groovin High", "Ruby My Dear", "Yardbird Suite", and "Milestones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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Igor BrilBefore The Sun Sets ... LP
East Wind, 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Bril on keyboards, Alexander Oseichuk on saxophone, Anatoli Sobolev on bass, Victor Vist on bongos, and Evgeni Kazaryn on drums. The title track features a larger group, with Alexei Nabaton on tenor, Nikolai Batkhin on trumpet, Alexei Gagarin on drums, and Irina Otieva on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stuck-on cellophane.)

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✨✧ Captain Black Big BandCaptain Black Big Band ... CD
Posi tone, 2011. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Luques Curtis, Mark Przybylowski, and Mike Boone on bass, Mark Allen and Todd Marcus on bass clarinet, Anwar Marshall, Donald Edwards, and Gene Jackson on drums, Jim Holton, Neil Podgurski, and Orrin Evans on piano, Chelsea Baratz, Darryl Yokley, Doug DeHays, Jaleel Shaw, Mark Allen, Ralph Bowen, Rob Landham, Tia Fuller, Tim Warfield, Todd Bashore, Victor North, Wade Dean and Wayne Escoffery on saxophone, Brent White, Ernest Stuart, Frank Lacy, Joe McDonough, and Stafford Hunter on trombone, and Brian Kilpatrick, Curtis Taylor, Daud El-Bakara, Josh Evans, Leon Jordan Jr, Luke Brandon, Tatum Greenblatt, Tim Thompson, and Walter White on trumpet. CD
(Still sealed.)

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CochemeaAll My Relations ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
You might know Cochemea Gastelum from his work in The Dap-Kings over the years – but this time around, the saxophonist is very much his own man – blowing a version of his instruments that often seems electrified, ala classic Varitone from the late 60s – used in these really new and compelling ways! Cochemea has occasional tribal impulses that belie his look on the cover – but all in this very focused way that never sounds too indulgent, and which instead always steps back to the soulful territory we love from Daptone Records! And yet the record's also maybe something new for the label too – looser, never straight funk or soul – as Cochemea heads up this fantastic ensemble that's very heavy on percussion, which drives the sound with a raw, rootsy vibe – while Victor Axelrod plays keyboards, and the man himself blows on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. A real killer – with titles that include "Maso Ye'Eme", "All My Relations", "Sonora", "Los Muertos", "Mescalero", "Song Of Happiness", and "Mitote". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Wilton CrawleyWilton Crawley – Showman, Composer, & Clarinetist – Recorded In New York & Chicago 1927 to 1930 ... CD
Jazz Oracle (Canada), Late 20s. Used ... $9.99
Rare Okeh and Victor sessions – tracks include "Snake Hip Dance", "Diamonds In The Rough", "Big Time Woman", "Iron Daddy Blues", "Old Broke Up Shoes", "Tall Tillie's Too Tight" and "Futuristic Blues". CD

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Da Lata & OthersRemixes ... CD
Palm (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
A collection of remixes from one of the greatest groups going! Da Lata have one of the strongest sounds going – a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and modern production, steeped in classic jazz influences, and the rich sense of history brought to the group by DJ Patrick Forge. And when they remix a track, they completely transform it – unabashedly bringing their sound into play, in the manner of work by Jazzanova, 4 Hero, or some of the other rare remixers who really open a track up. This set features 14 remixes by the group – mostly pulled from import and out of print singles, brought together to form a full album that's as important a picture of the group as any full album they might record. Titles include "Sound Of The Samba" by Victor Davies, "Life" by Luciano, "Berimbal/Capoeira" by Grupo Batuque, "Pode Ficar" by Arto Lindsay, "Starlight In Daden" by Ekova, "August Day Song" by Bebel Gilberto, "Softcore Surge" by Sly & Robbie, "Male Debale" by Virginia Rodrigues, "Beng Beng Beng" by Femi Kuti, and "Pondeiro Deiro" by Carlinhos Brown – plus "Golden" and "Ponteio" by Da Lata themselves! CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. Used ... $4.99
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – a wonderful exploration of ideas that Miles had been putting forth on some other albums for Columbia, but crafted here with a vision that's apparent in the very first note – and which transforms both the tunes and the work of the players into a focused, near-perfect sound all the way through. Titles include "So Near So Far", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Joshua", and "Basin Street Blues" – which even sounds great in this setting! CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Buddy DeFrancoBlues Bag ... CD
Vee Jay/Koch, 1964. Used ... $16.99
A real lost treasure – and an incredible session that offers a real meeting of minds that's far more than you'd expect from the simple cover and title! The set is a later one for Vee Jay, and it brings together half of the Jazz Messengers with a batch of west coast players – in a groove that wonderfully mixes together different traditions and rhythms in jazz – and which steps out with a sound that's far more than the sum of its parts! Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, and Curtis Fuller join a group headed by Buddy De Franco, and featuring Victor Feldman on piano and vibes, plus Victor Sproles on bass and Freddie Hill on trumpet. The sound of the group is quite unusual – and a lot lighter than you'd guess – giving Buddy plenty of room to solo in a breezy style that's grown tremendously since his 50s recordings – pushed along by some heavier soul from Art and the group. Titles include "Rain Dance", "Blues Bag", "Twelve Tone Blues", "Kush", and "Cousin Mary". CD
(Out of print. CD spine has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman ... CD
Verve/Polygram (Japan), 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Not just a Benny Goodman tribute record – but instead a sweet west coast jazz reworking of older themes – with Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Barney Kessell on guitar, Larry Bunker and Victor Feldman on vibes, George Auld on tenor, and Carl Perkins on piano! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a bit of a Nigerian impulse – especially as William Onyeabor acted as remixing engineer on the set, a presence that you can definitely hear in the way that some of the keyboards come across! Tunes are shorter and more focused than any of Onyeabor's work, though – with a great glow on both the groovers and few mellow moments – titles that include "Justice", "Music Makes You Move", "Music Lovers", "My Love Is For You", "Keep On Trying", "No One's Gonna Live Forever", and "Let Your Body Move". LP, Vinyl record album

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Aynsley Dunbar RetaliationRemains To Be Heard ... LP
Liberty (UK), 1970. Very Good ... $59.99
A sweet set from the group of drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who oddly isn't on every track – a group that also features Victor Brox on piano, organ, vocals, and percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label UK Liberty pressing, in a textured cover, with some light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonIn A Mellotone ... LP
RCA, Early 40s/1956. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A 50s LP that showcases Duke's early 40s sides for the Bluebird/Victor label – including early versions of formative compositions, featuring players like Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, and Ray Nance. Titles include "Take The A Train", "Portrait Of Bert Williams", "Rumpus In Richmond", "Rocks In My Bed", "Sepia Panorama", "Flaming Sword", "Perdido", and "Blue Serge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on all seams and some aging on the back.)

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Art FarmerBlame It On My Youth ... CD
Contemporary, 1988. Used ... $4.99
A great group – with Clifford Jordan on tenor and soprano sax, plus James Williams on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Getz & Chet BakerStan Meets Chet ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $3.99
A classic meeting of these two talents – recorded in Chicago with a Chicago rhythm section of Jodie Christian, Victor Sproles, and Marshall Thompson. The album's an odd one, and is recorded with less of the impeccability of some of Verve's other sessions (which is probaby how the Chicago team got in the action) – but given Baker's harder-edged proclivities at the time, the set's a very interesting one to hear, and the relaxed nature of the tracks brings out some important solo moments from both players. 4 long tracks – including "I'll Remember April", "Jordu", and "Half-Breed Apache". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Tubby HayesNew Edition – Rare Radio Recordings 1958 to 1962 ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
Rare BBC recordings from Tubby Hayes – working here with the Jazz Couriers, the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra, Victor Feldman, Walter Bishop Jr, and his own quartet and quintet. 30 tracks in all! CD
(2018 pressing, includes obi.)

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Bob HowardChronological Bob Howard & His Orchestra 1936 to 1937 ... CD
Classics (France), 1936/1937. Used ... $14.99
With Marty Marsala, Frank Froeba, Babe Russin, Slats Long, Sid Trucker, Zinky Cohn, Dave Barbour & Frank Victor. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter ... CD
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". CD
Also available Music Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP 34.99

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – very nicely done!)
Also available Music Of Wayne Shorter ... CD 15.99

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Jazz CrusadersJazz Crusaders At The Lighthouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $8.99
The landmark first album to feature the Jazz Crusaders playing live at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach – the start of a great run of albums that would go onto help redefine the sound of soul jazz in the 60s! Although the group was already plenty darn great on their studio sides, working at the Lighthouse seemed to allow them to open up even more – work in a slightly longer, more spacious setting than in the studio – with more room for creative solos and a sound that was often more deeply soulful overall! In fact, the Jazz Crusaders association with the club helped turn the sound of the Lighthouse away from the "cool" reputation it got from Lighthouse All-Stars albums of the 50s – and open the place up as the more righteous venue for jazz expression to come from players like Lee Morgan, Grant Green, and Elvin Jones on Blue Note! The lineup here is classic Crusaders – with plenty of searing tenor work from Wilton Felder, slidingly soulful trombone from Wayne Henderson, storming piano by Joe Sample, and tight tight rhythm from Victor Gaskin on bass and Stix Hooper on drums. Tracks include some great originals, like "Congolese Sermon", "Cathy's Dilemma", and "Scandalizing", plus a great version of Jackie McLean's "Appointment in Ghana". CD also features 2 long bonus tracks – "Boopie" and "Penny Blue". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Barney KesselBarney Kessel Plays Carmen ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $11.99
An odd choice for material, but a surprisingly nice record – and just the kind of session needed to break Barney Kessel out of some of his too-familiar trio modes of the 50s! The record here features jazz takes on tunes from the opera Carmen – in case you didn't figure that out from the title – all adapted by Barney himself, on charts that feature Buddy Collette on flute, Ray Linn on trumpet, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Andre Previn on piano – a lineup that helps keep things creative and playful without sounding too gimmicky. Titles include "Free As A Bird", "If You Dig Me", "A Pad On The Edge Of Town", "The Gypsy's Hip", and "Carmen's Cool". CD
(Out of print.)

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King OliverChronological King Oliver 1928 to 1930 ... CD
Classics (France), Late 20s. Used ... $9.99
Brunswick and Victor recordings featuring James P Johnson, JC Higginbotham, Paul Barbarin, Barney Bigard, and Punch Miller. Tracks include "Everybody Does It In Hawaii", "Freakish Light Blues", "Slow & Steady", "Too Late", "Frankie & Johnny", and "St James Infirmary". CD
(Out of print.)

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Francis LaiPop Story – The Best Psychedelic Themes By The Master Of French Film Music ... LP
Play Time (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $32.99
Some of the funkiest, grooviest sounds we've ever heard from Francis Lai – the French film composer who gave the world the soundtracks for Love Story and A Man & A Woman – but who comes across here in a style that's more like some of the best British and Italian sound library material of his generation! Most tracks have a mod, upbeat groove – jerking rhythms, sweet soulful instrumentation, and occasional chorus vocals that round things out with a very cool vibe. We recognize a few of these tracks from some of Lai's ultra-rare soundtracks (some never issued on vinyl at all) – but others are more obscure – and the set features the tracks "Keep It Cool", "Party Music", "Whitechapel", "Las Vegas Circus Ballet", "Saint Tropez", and "Cinq Pour L'Aventure". Also features two cuts with lead vocals – "Seule" sung by Nanette Workman, and "Ballet Du Voyou" sung by Victor Upshaw. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Emi MakabeAnniversary ... CD
Greenleaf, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A vocal jazz session, but one with a very different flavor than usual – given that Emi Makabe plays the Japanese stringed instrument shamisen, and also sings most of the lyrics in Japanese! The rest of the group is unusual, too – as the quartet features Victor Goncalves alternating between piano and accordion, and Kenny Wollesen alternating between drums and vibes – mixed with the bass of Thomas Morgan, in a way that creates a wonderfully fluid sense of tone and color throughout the set. Titles include "Joy", "Moon & I", "Mielcke", "Rino", "I Saw The Light", "Flash", and "Treeing". CD

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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 from the great Don Blackman! The style's a blend of funk with some of Hugh's older South African styles – served up on very long tracks that have Masekela singing a fair bit too, but with ample solo space for solos from great musicians who include Rene McLean on alto and tenor, and Victor Bailey on bass. Blackman did all the arrangements with Hugh, and you can really hear his sophisticated touch – on titles that include "Sister Fania", "Healing Song", "Stimela", "Part Of A Whole", "Ashiko", and "Ha Le Se Le Li Khanna". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshiyaki MasuoGood Morning ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1979. Used ... $9.99
A nice little wake up call from Yoshiyaki Masuo – a set that has his guitar working in close collaboration with extra guitar from Motoaki Masuo – for a two-stringed approach that's a bit different than some of Yoshiyaki's other records! The music is laidback, but never sleepy – always done with a bright approach that lives up to the spirit of the title – with help from American musicians Victor Bruce Godsey on keyboards and TM Stevens on bass. All titles are originals, and tracks include "Because Of You", "Inside Love", "Little Bit", "Dealing With Life", and "I'm Still Believing In Dreams". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Sample stamp on CD.)

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John McLaughlinHeart Of Things – Live In Paris ... CD
Verve/Polydor (France), 1997. Used ... $6.99
With Matthew Garrison on bass, Dennis Chambers on drums, Otmaro Ruiz on keyboards, Victor Williams on percussion, and Gary Thomas on tenor & soprano saxes. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganRumproller (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jelly Roll MortonChronological Jelly Roll Morton – 1926 to 1928 ... CD
Classics (France), Mid/Late 20s. Used ... $11.99
Classic Victor and Columbia recordings featuring Kid Ory, George Mitchell, Garvin Bushell, and Baby Dodds. CD

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Ronald MuldrowYesterdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet set of organ jazz on Enja Records – a label that normally never embraces the Hammond this strongly, but does a really great job on this overlooked gem! The group's led by guitarist Ronald Muldrow, and features organ work by Mel Rhyne – that legendary Indianapolis player who was just beginning to open up a strong second chapter of his career during this generation – really sounding great, and every bit as important to the sound of the record as Muldrow's guitar! Ron plays with a nice sense of color, and phrasing that occasionally rivals that of one of Rhyne's hometown contemporaries from years back – and Victor Campbell provides some nicely snapping drums to keep the whole thing moving along. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Sham Time", "Yesterdays", "Grooving High", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Orkest De VolhardingOrkest De Volharding (1985) ... LP
De Volharding/Donemus (Netherlands), 1985. Near Mint- ... $19.99
With Dil Engelhard, Bob Driessen Mariette Rouppe van der Voort, Ab Baars, Louis Lanzing, Ad Gruter, Reijer Dorresteijn, Wim Timmermans, Willem van Manen, Victor Muller, Hans Visser, Pieter Smithuysen, and Cees van Zeeland. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on front and is lightly bent at the spine.)

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Joe PassStones Jazz ... LP
World Pacific, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A sweet jazzy take on the music of The Rolling Stones – one that features guitarist Joe Pass in the lead, over some tight backings from the great Bob Florence! Joe's joined by Dennis Budimir on additional acoustic guitar – and both players ring out with a hollow-body sound that's a lot lighter than the original style of Jagger & Richards – almost a bossa take on the Stones at points, supported by soprano and tenor sax from Bill Perkins, trombone from Tommy Pedersen, and vibes from Victor Feldman. Titles include "Lady Jane", "I Am Waiting", "As Tears Go By", "Stones Jazz", "Paint It Black", "Play With Fire", and "Mother's Little Helper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing. Cover has a small index sticker on one corner, light wear, and a bit of pen.)

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Jaco PastoriusLive In New York City Vol 7 – History ... CD
Big World, Mid 80s. Used ... $18.99
Features Jaco Pastorius on bass, Hiram Bullock on guitar, and Victor Lewis on drums. Tracks include "Continuum", "Straight Life", "Dolphin Dance", and "Three Views Of A Secret". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel PetruccianiMusic ... CD
Blue Note, 1989. Used ... $5.99
A classic Blue Note album from Michel Petrucciani – a set that has the pianist working with a larger group than usual, but which still really demonstrates that way that Michel could always sound sweet without ever sounding slick or commercial at all! Petrucciani handles a bit of electric keys and organ, in addition to the large piano sound that usually dominates his records – and the lineup also includes a bit of soprano sax from Joe Lovano, bass from Eddie Gomez and Anthony Jackson, drums from Lenny White and Victor Jones, guitar from Romero Lubambo, and even a bit of vocals from Tania Maria – all guests and musical elements that are used sparely overall, so that the album's still very clearly Michel's own. Titles include "Brazilian Suite No 2", "Looking Up", "O Nana Oye", "Play Me", "Happy Birthday Mr K", "My Bebop Tune", and "Memories Of Paris". CD

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Ferdinand Povel, Wim Overgaauw, Ruud Pronk, etcBeboppin ... LP
Limetree (Denmark), 1983. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Ferdinand Povel's one of those players we never seem to get enough of – a tenorist who may not be one of the bigger stars on the European scene, but one who always finds a way to serve up something special! Povel's got a nice edge in his horn at times – a mode that's always inside, but often sharply spoken – even when he's going for some mellower moments too – a bit of old school bite in the way he approaches the reed, maybe – and a definite sense of attack that really comes on when he's in a more swinging mode! The group here has some great guitar from Wim Overgaauw, whose ringing tones bring a bright balance between Povel's horn and the piano of Frans Elsen – and the rest of the group features Victor Kaihatu on bass and Ruud Pronk on drums. Titles include "Off Minor", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Beboppin", "Deception", "Nobody Else But Me", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wade RayDid I Do Wrong/That Love Makin Melody ... 78 RPM
RCA, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original RCA Victor Records sleeve!)

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Wade RayRosetta/Letters Have No Arms ... 78 RPM
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original RCA Victor Records sleeve!)

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Adrian RolliniAdrian Rollini With His Novelty Trio & Quintet ... CD
Swingtime, Late 30s. Used ... $6.99
Featuring Adrian Rollini on vibes – plus Buddy Hackett on cornet, Frank Victor on guitar, and Buddy Rich on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody ShawWoody Shaw Live Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, 1977. Used ... $9.99
Majestic work from Woody Shaw – the second volume of a rare live performance from 1977, one that features Woody at the height of his powers, running through long and beautiful tracks with a deeply soulful feel. The style here is similar to Woody's best work of the mid 70s on the Muse label – extended tracks performed with a group that includes Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, Stafford James on bass, Steve Turre on trombone, Larry Willis on piano, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD

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Woody ShawWoody Shaw Live Vol 3 ... CD
High Note, 1977. Used ... $13.99
Majestic work from Woody Shaw – the third volume of a rare live performance from 1977, one that features Woody at the height of his powers, running through long and beautiful tracks with a deeply soulful feel. The style here is similar to Woody's best work of the mid 70s on the Muse label – extended tracks performed with a group that includes Stafford James on bass, Steve Turre on trombone, Mulgrew Miller or Larry Willis on piano, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include "Ginseng People", "Organ Grinder", "Teotiuacan", "Seventh Avenue", and "Little Red's Fantasy". CD

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Hank SnowWhen Tragedy Struck ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the more mournful full lengths ever cut by honky tonk great Hank Snow – his When Tragedy Struck, cut for RCA Victor at the end of the 50s – and in the tradition of the best morose themed country music of the 50s or any other time, darkness never sounded so sweet and cathartic! Hank's best records always had the right mix of barn dance and elegance in the arrangements, and this is one of those. Great stuff! Includes "The Letter Edged In Black", "Old Shep", "The Prisoner's Prayer", "A Drunkard's Child", "Don't Make Me Go To Bed, I'll Be Good", "The Convict And The Rose", "Put My Little Shoes Away", "I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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John StubblefieldCountin' On The Blues ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1987. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Reedman John Stubblefield made some of his best records as a leader for Enja – and this is definitely one of them! The set has Stubblefield coming across with maturity and focus that you might not have found a few years before – that kind of ebullient, soulful style that some of his best contemporaries were hitting in the late 80s – new modes of expression that were maybe less righteous than previous years, but a lot more powerful in their positive energy and subtle sense of care! John plays both tenor and soprano sax with this easygoing, soulful vibe – and the group also includes Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – a well-matched lineup, as all players are at similar points in their musical conceptions. Stubblefield plays a bit of keyboards on one last track, but even that comes across well – with almost a Lonnie Liston Smith vibe – and titles include "Remembrance", "For Those Who Didn't Know", "Montauk", "The Wanderer", and "Going Home". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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