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Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Tutankaman [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2 long tracks recorded by the Art Ensemble in Paris during June of 1969. This was a tremendously productive time for the group, and it shows in the tracks "The Ninth Room" and "Tthinitthedalen". They run through a gamut of instruments, a wild range of sounds, yet never manage to lose their focus. Great stuff, with a lot of fire, and none of the weak moments that bogged them down later.

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Art Ensemble Of Chicago

The Spiritual [RSD 2019]

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The Spiritual, a free jazz album recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago in 1974, finds the group of stellar musicians at their creative peak. With various types of percussion, though the absence of a traditional drummer, the ensemble is able to create vivid, freeing compositions without the confines of conventional structure. The quartet, consisting of Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, and Malachi Favors, explore the depths of Avant-Garde Jazz through a means that has yet to be touched on in a comparable capacity. The Spiritual was remastered by Infrasonic Mastering and and press at Pallas Group in Germany, the first vinyl pressing in over four decades.

A1 Toro A2 Lori Song A3 That The Evening Sky Fell Through The Glass Wall And We Stood Alone Somewhere?
B The Spiritual

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - The Spiritual  [RSD 2019]
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Albert Ayler and Don Cherry

Vibrations [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in Copenhagen in September of 1964, Vibrations is the second album released by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler's quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. Originally issued by the Freedom label, it was also released under the alternate title, Ghosts. Previously out of print for decades, Vibrations has now been specially remastered for an audiophile-grade 180-gram vinyl pressing at Pallas in Germany courtesy of ORG Music.

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Art Blakey's 1960 hard bop classic, The Big Beat, introduced one of the greatest line-ups of the Jazz Messengers with the legendary drummer joined by Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt. 3 of the 6 tunes were composed by Shorter, but the album is best-known for an unforgettable version of Timmons' enduring hit "Dat Dere." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Big Beat [Blue Note Classic Series LP]
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Matthew Bourne

Isotach

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Limited vinyl LP pressing including CD edition. 2017 release. Following his celebrated moog memory project, Matthew Bourne returns to the piano for Isotach. Once again, spontaneity is the keyword where Bourne is concerned, catching on tape that pregnant moment when a piece begins to form. Skeletal piano motifs, an aching use of space and sparing cello arrangements are deployed to devastating effect. Recorded in his rural North Yorkshire home, his piano placed to overlook the moors while he works, the album title is a nod to the weather, which played a part in it's creation. The recordings took place during what Bourne describes as "extreme weather." If you listen carefully you can hear the wind and rain picked up on the microphones, the sparse instrumentation providing the calm in the eye of the storm.
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Circa Zero

Circus Hero

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Legendary guitarist with the Police, fiercely iconoclastic composer and songwriter Andy Summers has teamed up with singer songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist producer Rob Giles (The Rescues) to form Circa Zero a band poised to blow people away with it's unique brand of rock and roll intensity. Taking full advantage of an immediate musical chemistry, Circa Zero recorded their debut album Circus Hero at Summers studio Bowl of Cherries in Venice, CA. Co-produced by Summers and Giles, Circus Hero is an exhilarating musical ride created by musicians dead set on launching a long term vibrant endeavor. Fresh off the Police reunion tour, Summers was intent on remaining in the rock world after years of pushing the boundaries with his solo projects. The two-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was energized to record again and his search for a musical cohort ended when he discovered Rob Giles performing with his band the Rescues at the Troubadour. Circa Zero is an exciting new chapter for both of them the name referring to both starting with a blank musical slate to create a wholly unique sound, a sound with few if any ties to the past. "It's an uncategorizable rock record, built around great songs that we are both extremely proud of, stated Giles. Says Summers: From the start, we were on the same team going all the same places together. That kind of feeling is very rare. I had it with Sting but there's been no one else since then, so it's very magical when it happens. This is that thing.
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An Evening With Ornette Coleman (Part 1) is taken from a 1965 concert at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. This album captures Coleman during a transitional period that showcases his experimentation with contemporary classical forms. The recordings have been released in various forms over the years, though the last US vinyl pressing is now over 40 years old. Presented as the first in a two part series, this reissue shines a new light on the fantastic recording from a world-renowned jazz great. Pressed on 180g color vinyl at Pallas in Germany, this limited edition release features new artwork and is exclusive to Record Store Day Black Friday 2016.

Track List
A1 "Sadness" 3:33, A2 "Clergyman's Dream" 12:15, A3 "Falling Stars" 8:54
B1 "Silence" 9:13, B2 "Happy Fool" 7:11, B3 "Doughnuts" 6:10

Ornette Coleman - An Evening With Ornette Coleman, Part 1  [RSD BF 2016]
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On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet—McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones –recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, was finally released 55 years later in June of 2018. To commemorate this, a unique, collectable die-cut, orange vinyl 12" of two tracks from that recording is being released for Record Store Day Black Friday. This not-to-be-missed title is limited to 5000 pieces worldwide and is available only at participating independent record stores. 

Side A: Untitled Original 11383
Side B: Impressions 

John Coltrane - Selects From Both Directions At Once
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An exciting concert recording featuring two of the jazz greats, Corea and Hamp, live from MIDEM Jazz Gala in Cannes, France. Remastered and reissued on 180g transparent crystal vinyl, the first vinyl pressing in four decades. Pressings feature individual hand-numbering.

A1 Sea Breeze
A2 Moments Notice
A3 Come Rain Or Shine

B1 Fiesta Piano Solo
B2 I Ain't Mad At You

Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton - In Concert: Live at MIDEM 1978 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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Larry Coryell (The Godfather of Fusion) & The Eleventh House is one of the best known 70s fusion groups. At Montreux was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz and Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 4, 1974. The album is critically acclaimed as "The cutting Edge of Jazz-Fusion" and "A Coll Fusion Good Time". This deluxe package includes: an OBI strip, Single cardboard album jacket, printed inner sleeve, original record label and specialty "double split" red translucent/yellow translucent vinyl. 

Improvisation On Villa Lobos - Prelude No. 4 In E Minor  | Tamari | Joyride | Rasputin | Song For A New York Rainmaker | The Eleventh House Blues

Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House - At Montreux [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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Jarrett/Russell Davi

Ritual

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This is one of seven historical albums, mastered from original analog sources, issued simultaneously in three media formats - as 180 gram vinyl albums, as CDs, as high-resolution download files. Follow the great arc of music on these early ECM productions, with works for orchestra and improvisers, guitar duo, solo piano, and jazz quartet. Keith Jarrett and conductor-pianist Dennis Russell Davies have been friends and musical comrades for forty years. In the mid-70s the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, under Davies' direction presented Jarrett's chamber music. In the 90s Jarrett recorded the Mozart piano concertos with Davies and the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester. Near the beginning of their association, Jarrett invited Davies to play a composition he had written for solo piano. To listen to Ritual is akin to experiencing the core of a Jarrett solo concert. The interpreter may be different, but the lyrical expression is remarkably consistent. As Dennis Russell l Davies says: "Those who know Keith will hear him in this music. It couldn't have been written by anyone else. "
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June 18th

This double LP release features one of Miles Davis’ final great bands: John Scofield on guitar, Bill “The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums, and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (“incandescent and iridescent as ever,” critic Greg Tate noted), when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983, and this revelatory performance has been lovingly mixed and mastered for its first ever release, on vinyl for Record Store Day 2022. (A CD will be part of the next edition of the Miles Davis Bootleg Series, focusing on the 1981-1985 period, later in the year.)

What It Is includes tracks from that year’s release Star People, the Marcus Miller tune “Hopscotch” and the song “Jean-Pierre” that appeared on 1982’s We Want Miles. The recordings of “What It Is” and “That’s What Happened” were so well thought of by Miles that he utilized them for his 1984 release Decoy, but in heavily edited form and this release would include the first release of them in complete form. Packaged in beautiful gatefold packaging, the album features liner notes penned by the incomparable music journalist Greg Tate and represent some of his final writing.


Side A
1. Speak (That’s What Happened)
2. Star People

Side B
1. What It Is
2. It Gets Better

Side C
1. Hopscotch
2. Star On Cicely
3. Jean-Pierre

Side D
1. Code 3
2. Creepin’ In

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Miles Davis - What It Is: Montreal 7/783 [RSD 2022] []
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Eric Dolphy

Out To Lunch

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Vinyl LP pressing. In February 1964, Eric Dolphy assembled a quintet of modern jazz visionaries with Freddie Hubbard - trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone, Richard Davis - bass, & Tony Williams - drums, & headed into Rudy Van Gelder's studio to record what would stand as his masterwork: Out to Lunch! Dolphy possesses the revolutionary spirit of the avant-garde while keeping a foot firmly planted in the feeling of swing, perfectly captured from the opening Monk tribute "Hat and Beard" to "Straight Up and Down."
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
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June Exclusive

Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day.  Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped.  The second of this series comes from Ella Fitzgerald.  This 12" Single LP features live versions of Mack the Knife and Summertime from the legendary 1960 Berlin performance, with the 1962 “Lost Berlin Tapes” versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.

Side A:
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962

Side B:
Summertime 1960
Summertime 1962

Ella Fitzgerald - Original Grooves: Ella in Berlin [RSD Drops 2021]
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Johnny Griffin

The Man I Love [LP]

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Teamed up with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath for a club date at Copenhagen's Montmartre in 1967, the great tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin really stretches out on four numbers: "The Man I Love," "Hush-A-Bye," "Blues for Harvey" and a memorable version of "The Masquerade Is Over." Griffin shows why he was early on billed as "the world's fastest tenor" although he also displays warmth on "Sophisticated Lady." A fine example of Griffin's underrated talents. The album was remastered for vinyl from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.

Johnny Griffin - The Man I Love [LP]
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Panduranga Henderson

Ocean of Love

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In the early 1980s, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda formed an ashram in Agora Hills, California. There a beautiful, multi-ethnic and multi generational religious community grew up around her. The highpoint of living in this very special and loving environment took shape on Sundays when Alice would lead the community in a musical ceremony, mixing both gospel and Indian chant, to create a music she wholly invented - it was something extraordinarily powerful. The Ashram is still there today. There are still some who live there and there is still a weekly Sunday service that is open for everyone.
The folks who populated the Ashram world of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda were a very special group of people. Many of the adult members were musicians before having moved there, and many of the younger followers have become musicians and film makers as they grew older. One these amazing artists is John Panduranga Henderson.
Panduranga played organ, piano and sang with Ray Charles in the 1970's where he was a star performer in Ray's band. When he joined the Ashram, he became in essence a star performer there as well, though of course there were no 'stars'. Alice sitting at the organ would say, "Panduranga" and John would come to the front and let loose one of his amazing gospel-esque solos praising Rama or Vishnu or Jesus, Muhammad, Moses and more. He made one record under his own name - a record so obscure it's not listed on Discogs, nor found on the interweb? what?!
Today, for you dear listener, we would like to present Panduranga Henderson's "Ocean of Love." Om Shanti.

A1 Hari Nameste (Greetings) (10:04) A2 Hari Haraya (12:20)B1 Rama Rama, Sri Bhagwan (11:39) B2 Om Namah Shivaya (6:14)

Panduranga Henderson - Ocean of Love
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Vinyl LP pressing. "Twelve days after Louis Armstrong died, his old friend Earl Hines recorded a solo tribute to the great trumpeter/vocalist. This album, one of three that Hines recorded in a two-day period, features eight songs associated with Satch including "Struttin' with Some Barbeque," "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," "Someday You'll Be Sorry" and two versions of Armstrong's theme "When It's Sleepy Time Down South." This set should be of particular interest to Earl Hines collectors for the pianist rarely performed most of these songs, and he gives fresh heartfelt renditions to the standards" (ORG Music / AMG). Available on vinyl for the first time in decades, the historic recordings were remastered for the format at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.

Earl Hines - My Tribute To Louis: Piano Solos By Earl Hines [LP]
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Here Swings The Judge is Milt Hinton’s first LP as a band leader, and includes intimate, private recordings featuring Ben Webster on tenor saxophone before his departure to Europe in 1964. The remaining tracks consist of dynamic studio recordings produced by Harry Lim, and feature prominent players such as Jon Faddis and Budd Johnson. These sessions range from the swinging “Blue Skies,’ to the slow, serene blues of “Blues for the Judge.” This is truly an impressive collection of recordings from the group of early jazz musicians.

Milt Hinton And Friends - Here Swings The Judge [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
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Dave Holland

Uncharted Territories

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Vinyl LP pressing. The 3LP-set Uncharted Territories reunites double bassist/composer/bandleader Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London. They're joined by Craig Taborn, on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion. In addition to quartet improvisations, they also break off into every possible subset of duo and trio configurations here. Featuring two compositions by Smith and one by Holland, the 23-track collection presents a series of deep, multi-layered conversations between the musicians, some of whom were interacting for the first time.
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William Hooker

Mindfulness [RSD 2019]

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Recorded live at Slim’s in San Francisco, Mindfulness is the brilliant soundscape created by drummer William Hooker, along with Glenn Spearman on tenor saxophone and DJ Olive. The five Hooker compositions flow into each other, one after another, seamlessly, as if to take the listener on a musical voyage through time and space. The layers of vibrant sound, accompanied by trashing drums and shrieking sax show the incredible ability of each musician to take their instrumental vocabulary to a new level. The album receives its first ever vinyl release with this color pressing, exclusively for Record Store Day 2019.

A1 Solemn Breath: Knowledge / In This Earth - Body
B1 Living Organs - Parallel Planes
C1 Flow - Rt. 1 [Awake] C2 Principle Of Duality C3 Archetypal Space
D1 VISUAL ETCHING

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Never before been pressed to vinyl, Shirley Horn’s Softly is reflective of the album’s late night recording sessions at Peirre Sprey’s home recording studio in rural Maryland, aptly named Mapleshade Studio. The 1988 release is commonly referred to as one of Horn’s most introspective and emotionally intensive records to date. With her sidemen Charles Ables (bass) and Steve Williams (percussion) gathered into a quaint, pastoral living room full of recording equipment, the trio plowed through the tunes, tracking almost until dawn. The album was remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.

Shirley Horn - Softly [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
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Keith Jarrett

Restoration Ruin

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Vinyl LP pressing. Restoration Ruin is an album by Keith Jarrett on which he performs vocals, guitar, harmonica, soprano saxophone, recorder, piano, organ, electric bass, drums, tambourine and sistra, recorded and released on the Vortex label in 1968. The album and it's folk rock attitude remain unique in his whole catalog - though, it can be seen as the first part of his experimental circle which is neither jazz nor classical music. Here Jarrett overdubs himself on various instruments, similar to the tribal Spirits (1985) or especially the free funk No End (2013, recorded in 1986).
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Vinyl LP pressing. Pressed to vinyl for the first time with redesigned artwork, this 20-track live double LP collection captured At New York Town Hall 1947 is filled with a set of players from all over the jazz, folk, and blues communities. A great listen for any collector, the historic Bunk Johnson and Leadbelly commandeered summit features artists like Omer Simeon, Jimmy Archey, Ralph Sutton, Freddie Moore, and many more. Sounding better than ever, the lively recordings were remastered especially for the format by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering.
Bunk Johnson & Lead Belly - Bunk Johnson & Leadbelly At New York Town Hall [LP]
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Previously Unreleased Cinematic Jazz-Funk for Film & Television by Arranger/Composer J.J. Johnson 21 tracks featuring music from Across 110th Street, Top Of The Heap, The Fuzz Brothers, The Bold Ones. Funky Moog modulations, car chases, moody library cues and a righteous soul sister preaching universal truths all revealed in these recently discovered recordings. Masterful arranging and lush orchestration by one of the giants of the Jazz & Soul/Funk Genres. Cut direct to vinyl from the reference tapes.
J Johnson J - Themes And Cues For Movies & Television
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All My Yesterdays is the first official release of the recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra at the legendary Village Vanguard in NYC on February 7, 1966 and March 21, 1966 endorsed by the estates of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and the Village Vanguard.

Originally released as a 2CD set in 2016, this deluxe triple gatefold 3LP edition comes with an expansive 16-page insert providing rare photos by Chuck Stewart, Raymond Ross, Ray Avery and Jan Persson, essays by executive producer and original recording engineer George Klabin, associate producer Chris Smith (author of The View from the Back of the Band: The Life and Music of Mel Lewis), longtime Vanguard Jazz Orchestra arranger and pianist Jim McNeely and more! All of the living musicians who played on these recordings also contributed their accounts via interviews, including saxophonists Jerry Dodgion, Eddie Daniels and Marv "Doc" Holladay, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, trombonists Garnett Brown and Tom McIntosh, along with bassist Richard Davis. Limited edition of 2,000 on 180-gram black vinyl. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed by Record Technology Inc. at 33 1/3RMP.

Side A: 1. “Backbone” 2. “All My Yesterdays” 3. “Big Dipper”
Side B: 1. “Mornin Reverend” 2. “The Little Pixie” 3. “Big Dipper”
Side C: 1. “Low Down” 2. “Lover Man” 3. “Ah, That’s Freedom”
Side D: 1. “Don’t Ever Leave Me” 2. “Willow Weep For Me” 3. “Mean What You Say”
Side E: 1. “Once Around” 2. “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” 3. “Mornin Reverend”
Side F: 1. “All My Yesterdays” 2. “Backbone”

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra - All My Yesterdays [RSD BF 2019]
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3 giants of West Coast jazz came together in this swinging session recorded in 1953. Alto saxophone master Lee Konitz joins Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone and legendary trumpeter Chet Baker on a half-live/half-studio recording. They are supported by bassists Carson Smith and Joe Mondragon with Larry Bunker on drums for this spontaneous and inventive jazz treasure. The Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.

Konitz, Lee / Mulligan, Gerry - Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet [Blue Note Tone Poet Series LP]
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Meade Lewis Lux

Melancholy

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12" of an original 78 RPM recording, released at 33 1/3

Meade Lewis Lux - Melancholy
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Lloyd Miller

Jazz At The University of Utah

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Vinyl LP pressing. Reissued for the first time! Modal and Eastern Jazz by Spiritual Jazz Maestro Lloyd Miller, originally issued in a run of 500 copies in 1967. This reissue was overseen by Miller and pressed from new stampers made from the original metal parts. The album contains an extensive booklet detailing Miller's story by Francis Goding and also includes a download Card for WAV files and video of late 60s performances as well as Miller's autobiography 'Sufi, Saint & Swinger' included. "... a soundtrack for discovery, suitable for escapism, reflection or something else entirely." - NPR
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RSD Exclusive - Oct


"You have taken what I write, play, and sing about to an even higher level of expression. "
-Stevie Wonder

Hugo Montenegro was a prolific composer and orchestra leader, best known for crafting dynamic film and television soundtracks throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to original compositions, the New York native also recorded many unique interpretations of contemporary work by other artists. In 1974, Montenegro released Hugo In Wonder-Land, his take on the catalog of music icon Stevie Wonder. The album is entirely instrumental, offering a brand new perspective on Wonder’s acclaimed originals. Montenegro’s lush arrangements and Moog-heavy electronic elements make for a genre-bending classic that Stevie Wonder himself has championed. After years out of print, Hugo In Wonder-Land is now back on limited-edition vinyl.

“Living For The City”/”Too High”/”Superstition”/”You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”/”My Cherie Amour”/”Higher Ground”/”Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”/”Shoo-Bee-Doo-Bee-Doo-Da-Day”/”You’ve Got It Bad, Girl”/”All In Love Is Fair”

Hugo Montenegro - Hugo in Wonder-Land [RSD Drops Oct 2020]
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Moondog

Story Of Moondog

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Originally released on Prestige in 1957, this is the third LP from NYC street performer and avant-garde/minimalist composer Moondog. Perhaps the least accessible of his early releases, this album is made up of percussive jams, usually on instruments of his own creation, street sounds, poetry, and Far East melodies, despite opening with a swinging number that is, oddly, the most bizarre thing on the album. Anotherclassic from Moondog reissued with it's original Andy Warhol artwork. Limited edition of 1,000 on purple and green starburst vinyl.
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Pianist Bud Powell can be heard in prime form during this live set from The Essen Jaz Festival Concert, recorded in April of 2960. The set finds Powell backed by an all-star trio, featuring bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke. The great tenor Coleman Hawkins joins the trio for three of the nine selections, including an incredible take of his own composition, Stuffy. The classic concert was remastered at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas in Germany.

Bud Powell - The Essen Jazz Festival Concert [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White/Green Swirl LP]
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Limited 12" vinyl pressing of this single lifted from his self-titled 2015 album. Includes four versions of 'Real Blues': Terry Laird Come Back Home Mix, Terry Laird Good For Me Mix, Terry Laird And The Run Island Mix Band Mix and main version.
St. Germain - Real Blues (Terry Laird Remixes) [Vinyl Single]
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Sphere

Inside Ourselves

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Double vinyl LP pressing. Perhaps Larry Nozero's single most-recognizable contribution to popular music is the soprano sax solo on Marvin Gaye's seminal, "What's Going On," the title track and tone-setter for one of soul music's most successful, not to mention conceptual, recordings. Like so many talented reedmen before him, Nozero received instruction from Detroit's Teal School of Music, creating common ground with Yusef Lateef, Joe Henderson, and Benny Maupin. Although Nozero flirted with the Strata groundlings briefly in 1964 as a member of Charles Moore's Detroit Contemporary 5, he was soon drafted into the military. A mixed blessing, Nozero took full advantage of the opportunities within the Army Band, which led to several high-profile jobs upon his return to Detroit. Despite lengthy engagements with Henry Mancini, Sergio Mendes, and studio work with everyone from Holland-Dozier-Holland to Berry Gordy, Nozero still relished musical freedom of expression, which made him right at home on the Strata roster. While little is known about Sphere as a stand-alone group aside from it's contributors Larry Nozero, Eddie Nuccilli, Keith Vreeland, Jimmy Peluso, John Dana and producer Bug Spangler, Inside Ourselves presents the level of quality jazz expected from both One Eighty Proof and Strata Records.
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Cecil Taylor has always been considered one of the most daring and radical improvisers within the jazz genre, often pushing the boundaries with avant-garde and free jazz compositions. The Great Paris Concert is no exception Taylor's reputation. The artistic communication between the players of Taylor's quartet is second to none, and it's certainly palpable on every track of the album. Echoing each other's melodies, and 'battling' each other with solos, the group may have never sounded better. This historic concert - long out of print on vinyl - has been remastered by Infrasonic Mastering, and is presented across two audiophile-grade LPs, complete with photos and liner notes.

A Student Studies Part 1 B Student Studies Part 2 C Amplitude D Niggle Feuigle

Cecil Taylor - The Great Paris Concert [RSD 2019]
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Ralph Thomas

Eastern Standard Time

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Following hard on the heels of BBE delving into the archives of Detroit's Strata Records and delivering their widely acclaimed and hugely in-demand exploration of J-Jazz, comes another crate digger's delight- Ralph Thomas' 'Eastern Standard Time', which dropped in the USA back in in 1980, on the obscure Zebra Jazz imprint. LA based DJ, producer and music supervisor Mathieu Schreyer discovered this gem for BBE. This is the is the kind of "spiritual' jazz gem that appears on You Tube and upon checking it out on Discogs reveals a price well in excess of £150.00. To have it widely available in it's original vinyl format, as well as digitally and on CD, is a real treat. So, who is Ralph Thomas? The self-produced 'Eastern Standard Time' features Thomas on baritone, alto and tenor saxophones as well as flute and percussion. He describes himself as a practicing ethno-musicologist who's musical vision evolved during the Sixties and it's Thomas' multifaceted, global approach that gives the music on Eastern Standard Time' an engaging and distinct flavour. "My music has always been open to different cultures and sounds Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Mexican, Peruvian, American, Hebrew, Turkish, African, Indian and Japanese," declares the Chicago born musician. While attending the Chicago conservatory of music in 1969 he became a member of the Chicago A.A.C.M, studying with master musicians Phil Cohran and Richard Muhal Abrams. He also recorded with well-known blues legends, Howlin' Wolf and Mighty Joe Young for the Cadet imprint of Chess records. In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles and was employed as a session player with both 20th Century Fox and Motown - where he recorded with Marvin Gaye, Jermaine Jackson, Smokey Robinson and Rick James. In the early Eighties he was working for Quincy Jones Productions appearing on the soundtrack of Roots and The Color Purple but a passion for reggae music led him to Jamaica where he recorded with producer Jack Ruby and artists like Augustus Pablo and Gregory Isaacs. In '86 he moved to NYC where he collaborated with Boogaloo legend Johnny Colon and played with like-minded musical explorers Sun Ra, Don Cherry and Olatunji. However, by 1993 his restless spirit carried him to Paris where studied Ethnomusicology and performed with trumpeter Mra Oma and film-maker Ranaivo-Rajaona Hery. There were also gigs with percussionist Trilok Gurtu as well as drummer Sunny Murray and saxophone legend Archie Shepp. Upon moving to the South of France Thomas ran an art gallery and initiated his MusArt project - which has since toured in the US, Canada and Japan. After a productive stint in Chiang Mai, Thailand - where he immersed himself in Issan culture - Ralph Thomas recently re- located back to the US to live and work. Though creating a huge amount of music over the years 'Eastern Standard Time' remains Ralph Thomas' only album and it's available now from BBE Music.
Ralph Thomas - Eastern Standard Time
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Potter & Tillman

...space...rapture

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Immaculate soul/jazz-funk fusion originally released in 1982 on POET Records. This sought-after album is an amazing and unique creative project produced and composed by David Eric Tillman including outstanding performances by some of the highest-level musicians whose common thread was their ability to kill up tempo and modal bop and excel in this jazz-funk/fusion style thanks to their up bop think quick knowledge. This gem contains nothing but brilliant tracks like "... Space... Rapture", "Love Is How", "New Anniversary Waltz", "It Must Be E.S.P." and "(Sing) A Simple Song Of Praise". Incredible golden lead and backing vocals, a super tight rhythm section, forward thinking arrangements, and an amazing combination of piano, Rhodes and various remarkable synthesizers makes this recording timelessly fresh. The beautiful "Time Is Love", a tune of positive outlook written during her jazz composition studies, is performed by the one and only Carmen Lundy. Killer from the beginning to the end, one of our all-time favorite soul/jazz-funk LPs. Essential! Drummer, percussionist, producer and composer Andrew Scott Potter started playing jazz with Malauwi, Fred Anderson and Bill Brimfield in 1968. In addition to his collaboration with David E. Tillman, he has also played with Minnie Riperton, Michael Wolff, Alex Foster, John Scofield, Chip Jackson, Walter Bishop Jr., and Marcus Miller. Pianist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger David Eric Tillman, notably played with Dadisi Komolafe being featured on his highly sought after Hassan's Walk LP. He also worked with Malauwi which is how he met Andrew Potter. Together they formed the POET label and prior to this offering released the sublime "N.Y. To L.A.: Coasting" LP in 1980. Jazz vocalist and composer Carmen Lundy is one of today's most talented and respected jazz singers having performed and recorded with musicians such as Kenny Barron, Ray Barretto, Courtney Pine, Roy Hargrove, Ron Carter, and Robert Glasper. In Harlem NYC in the late 1970s she was also part of a group of emerging young musicians formed by Walter Bishop
Potter & Tillman - ...space...rapture
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Ben Webster

The Horn [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. The Horn is an essential release for any Ben Webster fan! A real treat, the compelling 17-track 2LP affair is comprised of studio session tracks, along with their false starts, alternate takes, and outtakes. The first LP includes the album as originally released. The second LP contains outtakes from those same sessions. Webster absolutely shines throughout with an expert backing band featuring Clyde Hart, Charlie Drayton, Denzil Best and Oran "Hot Lips" Page. Remastered for vinyl from the original tapes at Infrasonic Mastering, ORG Music's deluxe reissue of The Horn showcases some of the best sounding Ben Webster audio around!

Ben Webster - The Horn [LP]
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Lester Young

Blue Lester

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Lester Young ( the Prez )'s classic Lp Blue Lester features the tenor master at his peak and includes what would become his lifelong theme song - Blue Lester. Guests include Roy Haynes, Johnny Guarneri, Count Basie, Freddie Greene and many other jazz luminaries.

Ghost Of A Chance, Crazy Over J-Z (Jazz), Ding Dong, Back Home In Indiana, These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You, Exercise In Swing; Blues 'N Bells, Salute To Fats
June Bug, Blue Lester, Jump, Lester, Jump, Basie English

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Count Basie

Basie Plays Hefti [Import]

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Limited Direct Metal Mastered 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this classic album. Includes one bonus track. Wax Time.
Count Basie - Basie Plays Hefti [Import]
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Count Basie

Hollywood Basie's Way

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Direct Metal mastered 180gm vinyl LP repressing of this classic album includes digital download.
Count Basie - Hollywood Basie's Way
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Dexter Gordon

Fried Bananas

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Vinyl LP pressing. The great tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon moved to Europe in 1962. Ten years later he was living in Copenhagen when he went on the road with a Dutch rhythm section consisting of pianist Rein de Graaff, double bassist Henk Haverhoek and drummer Eric Ineke. This was quite unusual, as Dexter mostly toured as a solo artist working with local musicians in each town. By the time their performance at the Societiet Progress in Heemskerk was recorded for broadcast by VPRO, the quartet had been playing together regularly for two months. Dexter and his "Dutch band" had developed a deep rapport and understanding that's clearly evident on the three extended tracks on this record. These are two of his signature compositions, "The Panther" and "Fried Bananas", plus the iconic Coleman Hawkins classic "Body and Soul". With sleeve notes by Dexter's wife Maxine Gordon that include reminiscences and insights from drummer Eric Ineke and pianist Rein de Graaff, Fried Bananas is an important new addition to the recorded legacy of Dexter Gordon's fourteen years in Europe. Cut on Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter; Maselec master control and equalization.
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Bud Powell

Genius Of Bud Powell

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Vinyl LP pressing. The Genius of Bud Powell, originally titled Bud Powell's Moods, is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, originally released in 1956. The album features two sessions that Powell recorded in 1950 and 1951.
Bud Powell - Genius Of Bud Powell
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Bobby Previte

Mass

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Bobby Previte - Mass
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Elder statesman of Malian music Cheick Tidiane Seck sends an Afro Jazz prayer to his friend and colleague Randy Weston over a double LP, propelling his Pan-African vision into the future over a sea of soulful piano and complex percussion. Cheick envisaged the session as a kind of musical banquet, inviting guests including Manu Dibango and Abd Al Malik to the table to pay tribute to Randy Weston's compositions, blending disparate musical traditions and experiences into a collective eulogy.
Cheikh Tidiane Seck - Timbuktu - The Music of Randy Weston
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Live archive release. Elemental Music presents a complete previously unissued quintet performance by the great Woody Shaw recorded live at the Foyer Stadttheater, in Basel, Switzerland, on January 16, 1980. This outstanding concert features Shaw in the company of saxophonist Carter Jefferson, pianist Larry Willis, bassist Stafford James, and drumer Victor Lewis. This gatefold edition includes rare photographs and special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna and by Shaw's son Woody Shaw III.
Woody Shaw Quintet - Basel 1980 [180 Gram] (Spa)
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Double LP version. Guitarist and composer Terje Rypdal (1947) is probably as close as one gets to a living legend in Norwegian music. He has received a number of awards, including three Norwegian Grammies (Spellemannpris), the last being the honorary award in 2005. Sky Music is a heartfelt celebration of an inspirational artist and truly unique guitarist who hasn't fully received the due credit and recognition he deserves for over 50 years of music making. Initiated by the experimental US guitarist and lifelong Rypdal fan Henry Kaiser, Rune Grammofon put together an all-star band including keyboardist and long-time Rypdal side-kick Ståle Storlokken (Elephant9, Supersilent), bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Scorch Trio, The Thing), drummer Gard Nilssen (Bushman's Revenge), guitarists Even H. Hermansen (Bushman's Revenge) and Hedvig Mollestad, Finnish guitarist Raoul Björkenheim (Scorch Trio), and Swedish guitarist Reine Fiske (Dungen). Kaiser also played and produced while Hans Magnus Ryan (Motorpsycho) added bits and pieces and Jim O'Rourke beamed in his exquisite contributions to "Sunrise" from Tokyo. Bill Frisell, Nels Cline, and David Torn delivered their solo interpretations, Cline with the aid of cellist Erik Friedlander.
Sky Music - Sky Music: Tribute To Terje Rypdal
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Dinah Washington

Queen

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Dinah Washington - Queen
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Blue Note Records reissue! Special package includes: 1 Dark Blue Opeque LP. OBI strip, single cardboard jacket with one pocket, printed inner sleeve and orginial record labels. There is no new vinyl available until now. Presenting Joe Williams and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, the Jazz Orchestra is a 1966 big band jazz album recorded by Joe Williams with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and originaly released on the Solid State Records label.
Joe Williams - Presenting Joe Williams and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, the Jazz Orchestra
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