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Ted Heath
Shall We Dance

  (Item #: heathshall_1608s) 

Our Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $199.00 (You save $50.99 / 20%)


  • One of the best sounding records we have ever played, the Gold Standard for Tubey Magical Big Band recordings
  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus on side two, and reasonably quiet vinyl for a vintage 1959 Blueback LP
  • Both sides are huge, rich, weighty and dynamic like few records you have ever heard
  • Three elements create the magic here: Kingsway Hall, Kenneth Wilkinson and the Decca "Tree" microphone setup
More superb recordings engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson


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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides, this is the best copy to hit the site in almost three years!
  • The stereo sound is incredibly rich and full with wonderful immediacy, a lovely breathy sax sound and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • About as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Many consider this to be the best record Art Pepper ever made. It is truly "a diamond of recorded jazz history." Allmusic, 5 stars
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Jimmy Smith
Bashin'

  (Item #: smithbashi_1701_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, rating a strong Double Plus (A++) from start to finish
  • Rich, full and incredibly lively - you couldn't ask for much better!
  • A Five Star album on Allmusic, featuring incredibly lively arrangements by the legendary Oliver Nelson
  • "Walk on the Wild Side became Smith's biggest hit up to that point" and for good reason - it's a lot of fun and the sound is out of this world!
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Jimmy Smith
Bashin'

  (Item #: smithbashi_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of the best copies of this Big Band Jazz classic led by Jimmy Smith's organ to ever hit the site!
  • An amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • It's super rich, full and tubey magical with tons of bottom end weight and a nice extended top end
  • A Five Star album on Allmusic, featuring arrangements by the legendary Oliver Nelson
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1701_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides make this a truly outstanding reissue pressing, guaranteed to beat anything you've heard
  • Both of these stereo sides were exceptionally clear and open, never lean or bright
  • With superb ambience and three-dimensionality, this 30th St. recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made"
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Donald Byrd
A New Perspective

  (Item #: byrd_anewp_1607_1s) 

Our Price: $169.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $20.99 / 12%)


  • An excellent copy of one of our all-time favorite Blue Note albums and only the second to hit the site in years!
  • The overall sound is big, rich and full, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • To hear the real RVG magic, play Beast of Burden on side one -- you'll hear some real audiophile Demo Disc sound
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "One of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career."
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1701) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one with a side two that's very nearly as good (A++ to A+++) make this a truly killer copy!
  • Both of these Six Eye original stereo sides were stunning, knocking us out and naturally earning our top sonic grade (or close to it)
  • Tons of ambience and Tubey Magic - this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made"
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John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane

  (Item #: coltrole_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.00 (You save $50.99 / 17%)


  • The highest rated copy to ever make it to the site, and the first copy to do so since 2013!
  • This exceptional pressing earned a Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and a Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is big, rich, open and full-bodied with a strong bottom end -- important since there are two bassists here!
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "His sheer ability as a maverick -- over and beyond his appreciable musical skills -- guides works such as this to new levels"
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Illinois Jacquet
Bottoms Up

  (Item #: jacqubotto_1607s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.00 (You save $30.99 / 15%)


  • This is clearly the best sounding copy of Bottoms Up to ever hit the site - Double Plus on side one, Triple Plus on side two!
  • We had plenty of copies to play, with every era covered - Blue Label Prestige, Green Label Prestige and vintage OJC
  • On side two this pressing showed us that the perfect balance of clarity and richness was possible, the only side that managed that feat
  • "Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years."
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Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder

  (Item #: morgasidew_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple - with A+++ grades on both sides, this is the best copy of Lee's Blue Note classic to ever hit the site!
  • The trumpet on this album is superb - it sounds just right to us - tonally correct with biting leading edge transients
  • It's nearly impossible to find clean vintage pressings of Blue Notes these days, let alone copies that sound remotely as good as this one does
  • A 5 Star album on Allmusic: "The group works together seamlessly to create an album that crackles with energy while maintaining a stylish flow."
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Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Further Out

  (Item #: brubetimef_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound or something close to it on both sides, this copy just cannot be beat
  • These original 6 Eye stereo sides are incredibly tubey - rich, full-bodied and warm - yet clear, lively and dynamic
  • This copy demonstrates the big-as-life Fred Plaut Columbia Sound at its best - better even than Time Out
  • "Brubeck treats the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth tunes in corresponding meters, to particular effect on the 7/4 hoedown of "Unsquare Dance," the 8/8 barrelhouse changes of "Bru's Boogie Woogie" and the engaging dissonances of his 9/8 mood piece "Blue Shadows in the Street.""
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Cannonball Adderley - Bill Evans
Know What I Mean?

  (Item #: adderknoww_1612_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • The sound is superb on this Double Plus (A++) copy of one of our favorite Cannonball Adderley albums - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too!
  • 1961 recording technology coupled with the mastering technology used by the gifted George Horn results in top quality sound
  • Based on what I'm hearing most of the sound of the album -- natural, full-bodied, smooth and sweet -- must be on the master tape that way
  • "It's hard to imagine any fan of mainstream jazz not finding much to love on this very fine recording."
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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1612_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two superb sounding Double Plus (A++) sides for one of RVG's greatest engineering triumphs
  • HUGE, clear, rich, full and lively with tight note-like bass, few jazz records will ever sound as good as this one does
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • 5 stars: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and very close to it (A++ to A+++) on side two - killer throughout!
  • Birdland on this copy has some of the most dynamic, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling jam-packed sound ever committed to vinyl
  • Joe Zawinul and Jaco Pastorius are both here and at the absolute peak of their creative powers - this is a work of GENIUS
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: '"Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band."
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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for the band's Masterpiece - the sound is BIG and BOLD
  • Some of the most dynamic, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling jam-packed sound ever committed to vinyl
  • Joe Zawinul and Jaco Pastorius are both here and at the absolute peak of their creative powers - this is a work of GENIUS
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: '"Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band."
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Miles Davis
In Person - Friday Night

  (Item #: davisinper_1606s) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $349.00 (You save $50.99 / 13%)


  • Triple Triple! This incredible pressing earned our top A+++ grade on BOTH sides
  • Love the sound of vintage tube jazz recordings? This copy delivers like very few records will
  • There was simply no other copy in our shootout that could lay a glove on it
  • Relatively quiet vinyl too -- good luck finding a copy that sounds like this and plays so well
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Miles Davis
Nefertiti

  (Item #: davisnefer_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning copy -- nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides, it's the second best to ever hit the site
  • The sound is exceptionally rich, warm and full-bodied with notably natural and realistic bite to Miles' horn
  • Fred Plaut delivers yet another big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio recording
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic: "What's impressive, like on all of this quintet's sessions, is the interplay, how the musicians follow an unpredictable path as a unit, turning in music that is always searching, always provocative, and never boring."
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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and very nearly as good on the second (A++ to A+++)
  • Our shootout winner here had as much energy, presence, dynamics and three-dimensional studio space as any jazz recording we have ever heard
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1612_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first, jazz sound like you have never heard
  • Striking clarity and transparency, correct tonality, and in-the-room immediacy are just some of the qualities to be found here
  • Kind of Blue demonstrates the big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderfully musical Hot Stamper copy, with both sides earning solid sonic grades and playing extremely QUIETLY
  • This beauty is tonally correct and just full of the vintage 30th Street Studio Magic we love here at Better Records
  • If you've never heard a properly mastered and pressed '70s reissue, this is your chance to hear KOB sound right for a change
  • "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Miles Davis
In A Silent Way

  (Item #: davisinasi_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound can be found on both sides of this original White Arrows 360 LP
  • This is one of the most important jazz-fusion records of all time and it sounds AMAZING on this pressing
  • Here you'll find superb transparency, presence and immediacy, and a freedom from phony, hyped-up sound
  • A Better Records favorite - 5 stars in All Music - a Jazz Fusion Classic with Hancock, McLaughlin, Shorter, Zawinul, Williams and more
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The Three
The Three (45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1606_1s) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Demo Disc Quality - Triple Plus on side two and close to it on side one - incredibly dynamic and immediate
  • And it's not the Direct Disc. It's better than the direct to disc. It's live to TAPE, mastered at 45 RPM
  • "You Are There" Live sound, almost impossible to come by on any other record
  • Sample, Brown and Manne here play the best piano trio jazz we have ever heard
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John Coltrane
Black Pearls

  (Item #: coltrblack_1605s) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy of this great 1958 album with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides
  • The sound is big, lively, tubey, present and very transparent -- no other copy came close
  • A great Rudy Van Gelder recording that hits a new level on a copy like this
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: " captures Coltrane at the height of perfecting the intense volley that would garner the name 'sheets of sound.' "
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Barney Kessel
Barney Kessel Plays Carmen

  (Item #: kessebarne_1605s) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • Super Hot on side one - listen to all that room around the drums
  • Nearly Super Hot on side two with prodigious amounts of deep bass
  • Not the quietest copy - these original Contemporary pressings rarely are
  • Kessel and his good-sized group have a lot of fun with the wonderful themes of Bizet
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Horace Silver Quintet
The Stylings of Silver

  (Item #: silvestyli_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides this is one of the best copies of Silver's 1957 classic we've ever heard
  • Only two other copies have hit the site since 2006 - Silver's records in stereo with the right stampers and good sound are hard to find!
  • Rich and solid, this kind of sound makes us sit up and take notice - thanks RVG, we love your work (when it sounds like this)
  • "Though his mid ’60s work earned Horace the most acclaim, it’s his earlier work from the golden age of bop that is the most substantial. It’s Mobley. It’s Blue Note 1500 series. It’s cordon blue bop, inventive, lyrical, energetic, and substantial."
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Miles Davis
E.S.P.

  (Item #: davisesp_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, a big step up over most of what we played in our shootout
  • There's plenty of 1965 Columbia 360 Label Tubey Magic - the analog sound is real, tonally correct, and above all, natural
  • Miles fronts his second classic quintet here - saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams
  • "They created a unique sound that came to define the very sound of modern jazz ... ESP remains one of their very best albums." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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John Coltrane
Lush Life

  (Item #: coltrlushl_1612) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • One of the all-time great John Coltrane albums returns to the site with outstanding Hot Stamper sound
  • Side two earned a killer grade of Double Plus (A++) and side one was close behind at A+ to A++
  • The sound will be bigger, richer, fuller, livelier and more present than any pressing you've ever heard or your money back
  • Allmusic: "...a perfect album, one well deserving of its classic status."
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Count Basie
Basie Big Band

  (Item #: basiebasie_1612) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on side one, with a side two that's nearly as good (A+ to A++)
  • Rich, lively and clear - musically and sonically this is a Top Basie Big Band record
  • Guaranteed to be dramatically livelier and more dynamic than any Basie title you've heard
  • Lots of tight, deep, note-like bass and mostly correct timbre for the brass throughout
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Horace Silver
Song For My Father

  (Item #: silvesongf_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on side two and a side one that's not far behind for this Blue Note Piano Jazz classic
  • The size is BIG on this copy, very open the whole way through and buoyed by wonderful liveliness - the band is smokin'
  • 5 Stars: "Horace Silver's signature LP and the peak of a discography already studded with classics. Silver was always a master at balancing jumping rhythms with complex harmonies for a unique blend of earthiness and sophistication, and Song for My Father has perhaps the most sophisticated air of all his albums..."
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Miles Davis
Seven Steps to Heaven

  (Item #: davisseven_1601s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $50.99 / 25%)


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides are rich, full and smooth, yet clean, clear and open - nice!
  • Nearly impossible to find copies with sound like this and reasonable surfaces
  • "Some of his most introspective, romantic ballad playing" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Shorty Rogers Big Band
Jazz Waltz

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1606s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $50.99 / 25%)


  • Triple Triple -- both sides here earned our top A+++ grade with crazy good West Coast Jazz sound
  • The overall sound is sweet, airy and huge - the brass just jumps out of the soundfield
  • Engineered by the great Bones Howe, who got the most out of these swingin' Big Band waltzes
  • This Discovery reissue from 1981 positively murders every original we've ever played and proves that to know what a record sounds like you really have to play it
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Chuck Mangione
Children of Sanchez

  (Item #: mangichild_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Four excellent sides, two Super Hot (A++) and two just shy of that grade
  • Super rich and full-bodied with tons of fat, funky bass, the kind we just can't get enough of
  • Recorded at Kendun and mastered by Robert Ludwig, the audiophile sound should come as no surprise
  • "Mangione's own performance...is frequently riveting, a darkly expressive, soulful element that conveys undiluted passion, sorrow, and joy."
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Herbie Mann
Live At The Village Gate

  (Item #: mann_livea_1509s) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $69.00 (You save $30.99 / 31%)


  • Two excellent Hot Stamper sides for what is probably the most well known album Herbie Mann ever made
  • Open, spacious and balanced throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "In addition to "Comin' Home Baby," Mann and his men perform memorable versions of "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So"; the latter is 20 minutes long. Recommended."
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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1606_1s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $50.99 / 25%)


  • A true Demo Disc - both sides of this shockingly good sounding pressing earned a sonic grade of Double Plus or better
  • The transients are uncannily lifelike, conveying the huge amounts of kinetic energy produced when Shelly whacks the hell out of his cymbals
  • My favorite Piano Trio Jazz Album of All Time; every one of those six tracks is brilliantly arranged and performed (if you have the right takes of course; more about that later)
  • 4 Stars: "One of Joe Sample's finest sessions as a leader" - with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown, we would say it's clearly his finest session, as a leader or simply as the piano player in a killer trio
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Grover Washington
Feels So Good

  (Item #: washifeels_1611_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Top A+++ sound on side one and Double Plus on side two - who knew this was such a well recorded album?
  • So much like live music -- uncompressed, present, full of energy, with the instruments clearly located and surrounded by the natural space of the studio
  • An RVG recording (and mastering) from 1975 that is a KNOCKOUT on a copy like this
  • "Its shimmering, soulful grooves refute the argument that smooth jazz is little more than mere ambience, combining expert playing and intricate songwriting to create music that is both compelling and comforting." Allmusic 4 Stars
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The Mahavishnu Orchestra
Birds of Fire

  (Item #: mahavbirds_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Side one is close to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) - it's so smooth and natural you can just turn up your volume and let it rock
  • Huge and clear, this copy has dangerous amounts of energy - it's as powerful and captivating as the music itself
  • Side two is also seriously good, earning a Double Plus (A++) grade, and making this a True Demo Disc of Jazz Fusion
  • Clearly one of the All Time Greats in the world of Jazz/Rock, as well as the band's Masterpiece - 5 stars on Allmusic
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Grover Washington
Winelight

  (Item #: washiwinel_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end on this very good sounding original Elektra pressing
  • Rich and full with excellent bass -- essential for this funky music
  • We've called this album a Demo Disc for Bass and any Hot Stamper copy will show you why
  • "Winelight is one of his finest albums, and not primarily because of the Bill Withers hit "Just the Two of Us." It is the five instrumentals that find Washington (on soprano, alto, and tenor) really stretching out..."
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Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth

  (Item #: nelsoblues_1611) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Oliver Nelson's masterpiece returns to Better Records with Super Hot Stamper sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and present with a solid bass foundation
  • If all you know is Van Gelder's original cutting, you will surely have your mind blown by this amazing Hot Stamper pressing
  • Allmusic calls this album "...his triumph as a musician for the aspects of not only defining the sound of an era... but on this recording, assembling one of the most potent modern jazz sextets ever." 5 Stars (of course)
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Gabor Szabo
More Sorcery

  (Item #: szabomores_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Triple Plus on side one, Double Plus on side two, this is clearly the best copy to ever hit the site
  • If you like the sound of Small Club Live Jazz, you can't do much better than More Sorcery
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds runs almost ten minutes and gives everybody a chance to stretch out. People is also exceptionally good here
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars: "A live album, Sorcery features this band at its best. This excellent LP is well worth searching for."
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Wes Montgomery
Boss Guitar

  (Item #: montgbossg_1610) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This is one of Wes Montgomery's best albums from his prime '60s period, if not THE best
  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, you're hearing the album sound the way it should sound
  • Rich and full-bodied but clear and spacious, the 1963 All Tube Analog sound is perfect for Wes's organ trio format
  • "If you are looking for some smooth jazz that’s not somnambulant, passionate yet relaxed, intimate without being overly dramatic ... in other words, if you are looking for cool, this is the place to find it."
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Duke Ellington
Indigos

  (Item #: ellinindig_1610) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This 6-Eye pressing blew us away with its superb sounding romantic jazz, the kind that Ellington specialized in
  • Triple Plus (A+++) for side two and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound for side one
  • Reasonable surfaces for an old 6-Eye pressing - doubtful you could find one much quieter
  • If you like your jazz ballads performed with deep feeling and the utmost skill you will have a very hard time finding a better sounding album of them
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Kenny Burrell
God Bless The Child

  (Item #: burregodbl_1610) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Excellent sound on this very musical copy, pressed on reasonably quiet vinyl and guaranteed to please
  • One of our favorite CTI albums, and surely one of the best sounding - this is a Jazz Guitar Classic
  • Credit goes to RVG once again for the huge sonic space that the orchestra has been given here
  • AMG raves "This is Burrell at his level best as a player to be sure, but also as a composer and as a bandleader. Magnificent."
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Airto
Fingers

  (Item #: airtofinge_1610) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent from first note to last - Double Plus sound (A++) on both sides, on fairly quiet vinyl
  • Great bass, solid weight to the all the drums, clarity and presence, and most important of all, energy
  • Sonically impressive funky Brazilian jazz sound with tons of lifelike percussion - thanks RVG!
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide; a longtime Better Records favorite and Desert Island Disc
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Gabor Szabo with Gary McFarland
Gypsy ’66

  (Item #: szabogypsy_1610) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound on both sides this copy is killer from first note to last
  • Both sides are relaxed and natural, with strong bass and an extended top end
  • The credit must go to one of, if not THE Greatest Jazz Engineers of all time, Mr. Rudy Van Gelder
  • "Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music."
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Herbie Hancock
Mwandishi

  (Item #: hancomwand_1610) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer 5 Star Jazz Fusion album returns to the site, with top grades of A+++ on side two and A+ to A++ on side one
  • This is a superb recording, with plenty of open space and especially rich keyboards, the kind they knew how to record in 1971
  • A remarkably clear and real sounding bass clarinet is just one of the many high points of the first track
  • 5 Stars: "The group's collective empathy is remarkable, and Hancock had only begun to probe the outer limits with this extraordinary music."
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Shorty Rogers Big Band
Jazz Waltz

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1609) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Killer sound for this fun Big Band music, with Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - open and clear, with solid bass throughout
  • This is swingin' West Coast jazz at its best. Of course, the arrangements are done in waltz time, but that doesn't keep them from swingin'
  • Engineered by the great Bones Howe, a man who knows Tubey Magic like practically no one else in the world
  • 4 Stars on Allmusic - this Discovery reissue from 1981 positively murders every original we've played
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Kenny Dorham
Una Mas

  (Item #: dorhaunama_1610) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Side one was the best we heard in our shootout, earning a grade of A++ to A+++
  • It's clear yet rich- the horns are full-bodied and warm, and the top is fairly extended
  • Side two earned a Double Plus grade - by track two it's full, smooth and natural
  • Both sides are exceptionally quiet at Mint Minus
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Airto
Fingers

  (Item #: airtofinge_1609) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A true White Hot Stamper, an exceptional Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a strong Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The best copy to ever hit the site - the sound is big, open and resolving like you will not believe
  • Incredibly impressive funky Brazilian jazz sound with HUGE lifelike percussion - thanks RVG!
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide; a longtime Better Records favorite and Desert Island Disc
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Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

  (Item #: returroman_1609_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A KILLER copy with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) - this is some real Demo Disc sound
  • Rockin' dynamic energy as well as huge amounts of studio space on both sides
  • Our favorite Jazz Rock Fusion Album of All Time - none rocks harder!
  • An amazingly well-recorded album of instrumental pyrotechnicians - the band is absolutely on fire like no other
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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_1602s) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • Demo Disc Double Plus (A++) or better sound on both sides on very quiet vinyl
  • One of our favorite Sonny Rollins records for sound, and this side two is nearly White Hot
  • Great alternate takes from the Way Out West and Contemporary Leaders sessions
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Hard-swinging and frequently superb."
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Miles Davis
Quiet Nights

  (Item #: davisquiet_1609) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy of this Miles Davis - Gil Evans classic, and only the second to hit the site in five years
  • Side two earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++), side one was close behind at A++ to A+++
  • Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, which here, sound rich, warm, and smooth, with excellent presence
  • Gil Evans conducts the orchestra, adding a lovely feel reminiscent of Sketches Of Spain
  • In the Saturday Review, Quiet Nights received praise for Davis' "wonderfully songful trumpet in a Latin-American vein", set against "piercingly lustrous curtains of tone and discreet Caribbean rhythms."
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John Coltrane
The Stardust Session

  (Item #: coltrstard_1609) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Three amazing sides, each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it and one excellent Double Plus side
  • Spacious, open, transparent, rich and sweet, it's a remarkable disc from the Golden Age with the added benefit of mastering using the more modern cutting equipment of the '70s.
  • Superb sound quality courtesy of Rudy van Gelder's engineering (1958/1963) and the superior mastering of David Turner (1972)
  • AMG 4 Stars: "...Coltrane is heard near the end of his "sheets of sound" period, perfecting his distinctive style and taking colorful and aggressive solos."
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Lee Konitz
Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh

  (Item #: konitwithw_1609) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides — full-bodied and natural
  • The 1956 mono sound by Tom Dowd is superb - the horns are very lively!
  • The All Tube Mono sound is as present, clear, full and rich as can be
  • "Their long melodic lines and unusual tones caused them to stand out from the crowd."-- Allmusic


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Thelonious Monk
Monk's Blues

  (Item #: monk_monks_1511s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Side one is superb, with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) Hot Stamper sound
  • We wish more Blue Note records had this kind of sound - natural, full-bodied, and sweet up top
  • This is a very well recorded Big Band album with great arrangements by Oliver Nelson
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
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Andre Previn & His Pals
West Side Story

  (Item #: previwests_1608) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With grades of A+ to A++ this real Contemporary pressing has excellent sound
  • Clean and clear, with no smear on the piano and surprisingly big bass, this is a very good way to hear this wonderful music
  • This is yet another Demo Disc for Contemporary, the brilliant work of the engineer Roy Dunann
  • One of Andre Previn's better jazz performances - his pals Manne and Mitchell are no slouches either
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John Coltrane
Giant Steps

  (Item #: coltrgiant_1608) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides, this is a killer copy of Giant Steps the likes of which you've never imagined
  • Huge bass and rich sax - smooth, solid and present on both sides -- right up there with the best we've ever heard
  • Close your eyes and Coltrane is right in the room with you, front and center. How can you put a price on that?
  • Naima is surely the most emotionally powerful ballad the man ever wrote, and MAN does it sound good here!
  • "History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Gabor Szabo with Gary McFarland
Gypsy ’66

  (Item #: szabogypsy_1608) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Triple Plus on side one, A+ to A++ on side two, these are some of the highest grades we've ever given out
  • Both sides are especially relaxed and natural, with strong bass and an extended top end
  • The credit must go to one of, if not THE Greatest Jazz Engineers of all time, Mr. Rudy Van Gelder
  • "Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music."
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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1608) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Black Print 360 original stereo pressing put most copies we played to shame with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Tubier, more transparent, more dynamic, with that "jumpin' out of the speakers' quality that only The Real Thing (an old record) ever has
  • Hard to imagine any reissue, vintage or otherwise, can beat the sound of this LP - we sure couldn't find one
  • "Jeru flawlessly swings with a relaxed, throbbing, positive life force."
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Grover Washington Jr.
All The King’s Horses

  (Item #: washiallth_1608) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent pressing of a wonderful RVG Large Group recording - both sides rate a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • Huge, spacious, solid, present and punchy - this is how Grover Washington's band ought to sound!
  • If you like soul jazz with more of a pop mentality, you're sure to enjoy this classic album
  • Without a doubt the best album Washington ever made, a desert island disc and a true Must Own
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Revisited

  (Item #: mingurevis_1608) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Outstanding sound on both sides of this wonderful original Limelight LP, Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • This copy sounds like a big room full of musicians (25 in all!) playing live, which it surely was
  • The Tubey Magical richness of this 1960 recording is breathtaking - no modern record can touch it
  • Allmusic gives it 4 stars and we think it's maybe even a better than that
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