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Bill Evans
Everybody Digs Bill Evans

  (Item #: evansevery_1712) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Hot Stamper sound on both sides, this is a very good sounding copy from first note to last
  • These three guys are playing live in the studio and you can really feel their presence on every track
  • "With the unmatched pair of former Miles Davis drummer Philly Joe Jones and bassist Sam Jones (no relation), Evans was emerging not only as an ultra-sensitive player, but as an interpreter of standards second to none."
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John Coltrane
Giant Steps

  (Item #: coltrgiant_1712) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, on both sides, this is an excellent copy of Giant Steps
  • 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 sound good here!
  • 5 Stars: "History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed"
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Lee Morgan
The Rumproller

  (Item #: morgarumpr_1712) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent Hot Stamper sides - richer and fuller than most copies with plenty of energy to drive the music
  • It's nearly impossible to find clean vintage pressings of Blue Note albums these days, let alone copies that sound as good as this one does
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 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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Duke Ellington
Up In Duke's Workshop

  (Item #: ellinupind_1712) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) Ellington Big Band sound from 1969-1972 can be heard on both sides here
  • The overall sound is clean, clear and open yet still pretty big and full with a solid bottom end
  • Pablo has here compiled some of Ellington's best later music and mastered and pressed it wonderfully as well
  • "Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years."
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Bill Evans Trio
Waltz For Debby

  (Item #: evanswaltz_1712) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • Both sides are Tubey Magical, rich, open, spacious and tonally correct, guaranteed to beat anything you've heard
  • These guys are playing live in a club and you feel their presence on every track - assuming you have a copy that sounds like this one
  • 5 Stars: "Evans was an intensely romantic player, flagrantly emotional, and that is revealed here... Of the many recordings Evans issued, the two Vanguard dates and Explorations are the ultimate expressions of his legendary trio"
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Art Pepper + Eleven
Modern Jazz Classics

  (Item #: peppemoder_1712) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Big, Bold and Lively copy, with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) for this exceptional album
  • The sound is rich, warm and full-bodied, both clear and open -- the brass sounds phenomenal on this pressing
  • Here is the Tubey Magic of the originals without the problems that make the average original so much less involving
  • A longtime audiophile favorite - 5 stars on Allmusic: "This is a true classic. Essential music for all serious jazz collections."
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Gerry Mulligan Quartet
What Is There To Say?

  (Item #: mulliwhati_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Black Print 360 stereo LP has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side two, with a side one that's close to it
  • Tubier, more transparent, more dynamic, with that "jumpin' out of the speakers' quality that only The Real Thing ever has
  • Hard to imagine any reissue, vintage or otherwise, can hold a candle to the sound of this wonderful record
  • 5 Stars: "Virtually every selection is memorable... Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist."
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Sonny Rollins
Alfie (Original Music From The Score)

  (Item #: rollialfie_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Sonny Rollins classic boasts killer Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Though I've been playing this album for more than 25 years, for some reason this is only the second copy to ever hit the site
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Impulse title, and as much a showcase for Oliver Nelson (+11) as it is for Sonny Rollins
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Rollins attempts to capture the textures of life through his incisive and energetic playing, his coherent improvisations, and variations on musical themes."
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Miles Davis
In Person - Friday Night

  (Item #: davisinper_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two excellent sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or very close to it
  • Love the sound of vintage tube jazz recordings? This copy delivers like very few records will
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and open with plenty of presence and energy and play on relatively quiet vinyl too, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Kelly's interplay with Chambers is especially brilliant... Davis himself has never played with more intensity and muscularity on record than he does here. He is absolutely fierce..."
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Sonny Rollins
Way Out West

  (Item #: rolliwayou_1711_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent copy, earning Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to it, on both sides
  • This stereo pressing has superb 1957 Contemporary sound on hard-to-find quiet vinyl - true Mint Minus throughout!
  • One of our favorite Rollins records, this copy will show you everything we love about the recording
  • 5 Stars: "The timeless Way out West established Sonny Rollins as jazz's top tenor saxophonist"
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Thelonious Monk
Underground

  (Item #: monk_under_1711) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this 1968 pressing
  • Only the second copy of this great Monk album to ever hit the site
  • Charlie Rouse's sax sounds just right here -- natural with lots of body and breath
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The instantly recognizable stride piano lines are delivered with the same urgency and precision that they possessed over two decades earlier..."
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Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
As Falls Wichita...

  (Item #: metheasfal_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • This pressing boasts hard-to-find relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Huge amounts of reproducible recording space bring life to this spacey music
  • 5 Stars: "In the process of stretching out away from the confines of the quartet setting of prior albums, Metheny and Mays presage the sleeker and more ethereal sound of the band's Geffen years..."
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Horace Silver
Song For My Father

  (Item #: silvesongf_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Blue Note Piano Jazz classic
  • The sound is BIG in this copy, very open the whole way through and buoyed by wonderful liveliness - the band is smokin'
  • The drums here really resonate here and the entire ensemble sounds transparently clear
  • 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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Kenny Burrell
God Bless The Child

  (Item #: burregodbl_1711) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side one and solid Double Plus (A++) grades on side two make this one of the better copies we've found
  • One of our favorite CTI albums, and surely one of the best sounding, especially on this pressing
  • Credit goes to RVG once again for the huge space that the superbly well recorded orchestra occupies
  • 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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Gerry Mulligan
And His Concert Jazz Band On Tour

  (Item #: mulliandhi_1702s) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on side one, nearly as good on side two, this live album is crazy good sounding on this copy
  • Huge space, size and clarity, with Tubey Magical richness befitting its 1960 recording dates
  • On the second track of side two the swingin' Zoot Sims is as immediate and real as any sax player can be
  • 4 1/2 Stars in Allmusic and "highly recommended."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1711_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A very good sounding copy with Hot Stamper sound from start to finish
  • This beauty is tonally correct and just full of vintage 30th Street Studio Magic
  • This properly mastered '70's reissue 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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Joni Mitchell
Mingus

  (Item #: mitchmingu_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A stunning copy, with amazing Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides
  • Rich, dynamic and natural sounding with more energy than almost every other copy we played
  • If you're a fan of Joni's more adventurous work you'll find a lot to like here
  • Herbie Hancock and some of Weather Report join Mingus in helping Joni bring these jazzy works to life
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Wes Montgomery
California Dreaming

  (Item #: montgcalif_1711) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper sound from first note to last of this jazz masterpice
  • This is Big Production Guitar-led Jazz, thanks to RVG's top quality engineering
  • Forget the critics, this is one of Wes's Best Albums of All Time I tell you!
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The Pat Metheny Group
The Pat Metheny Group

  (Item #: methepatme_1711) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides, this was one of the better pressings we played in our recent shootout
  • A solid and energetic pressing, with great bass and wonderful transparency
  • 5 Stars: "The music is quite distinctive, floating rather than swinging, electric but not rockish, and full of folkish melodies... This music grows in interest with each listen." --
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Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Gerry Mulligan
Compadres

  (Item #: brubecompa_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Brubeck Masterpiece
  • The fullness of the lower midrange on this Gerry Mulligan vintage Columbia 360 Stereo pressing brings out all the magic of the man's remarkably rich baritone
  • Recorded in Mexico, the superb sound captured here was no easy feat, but the Columbia engineers were clearly up to the challenge
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "This fine LP was the debut of Brubeck's new Quartet, a group featuring baritonist Gerry Mulligan... this enjoyable set showed that for Brubeck there was life after Paul Desmond."
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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1608s_) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • 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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White Hot Stamper

Dave Brubeck
Time Out

  (Item #: brubetimeo_1711_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • An absolute knockout pressing of this Must Own Jazz Classic and one of the best we've heard in quite some time - early vintage stereo LPs in clean condition are getting awfully tough to find nowadays
  • Both sides here earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade or very close to it -- incredibly rich and Tubey Magical, with tight punchy bass and huge amounts of studio space
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, an audiophile favorite and a great example of what's phenomenally good about 1959 All Tube Analog recordings
  • "Dave Brubeck's defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time."
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Red Garland Trio
Bright And Breezy

  (Item #: garlabrigh_1711_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This 1961 pressing, recorded by Ray Fowler, is RICH and REAL like you will not believe; Double Plus (A++) or better throughout
  • Both sides are Tubey Magical, rich, open, spacious and tonally correct, as well as exceptionally dynamic
  • This record has excellent sound and some of the best music we have ever heard on Red Garland's albums
  • "Pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor were in the midst of a long tenure with Miles Davis and stayed busy in studios backing one horn player after another. The unit's simpatico refinement never wavers in doubt. They were made for each other, honed in night-after-night performances in a variety of settings."
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Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
As Falls Wichita...

  (Item #: metheasfal_1707s) 

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


  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy took top honors in our first-ever shootout
  • An exceptionally huge soundfield with layered depth for days make this a very special pressing indeed
  • You will be very hard-pressed to find another copy with as many audiophile qualities as this one
  • 5 Stars: "In the process of stretching out away from the confines of the quartet setting of prior albums, Metheny and Mays presage the sleeker and more ethereal sound of the band's Geffen years..."
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Freddie Hubbard
The Body & The Soul

  (Item #: hubbabodya_1711) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • Big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of, this copy was hard to fault
  • With so many instruments to deal with the mastering and pressing have to be stellar, and here they are
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Utilizing a septet, 16-piece big band, and orchestra plus strings to play concise, tight tunes, Shorter provides the backdrop to employ Hubbard's bold toned trumpet and all of its devices in a full display of his powerful melodic talents."
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Red Mitchell Quartet
Red Mitchell Quartet

  (Item #: mitchredmi_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • This Better Records favorite has some of the best upright bass reproduction we've ever heard - top quality West Coast Jazz too
  • Impeccable All Tube engineering by Roy Dunann in the store room of Contemporary Records, 1957 (sixty years ago!)
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Easily recommended to collectors of straight-ahead jazz."
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Gabor Szabo
More Sorcery

  (Item #: szabomores_1704s) 

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


  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) 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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Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Further Out

  (Item #: brubetimef_1710_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • These early 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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Hot Stamper

Art Pepper + Eleven
Modern Jazz Classics

  (Item #: peppemoder_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper sound from first note to last on this exceptionally well-recorded album
  • This is one dynamic jazz record - drop the needle on any track and prepare to be very impressed
  • Here is the Tubey Magic of the originals without the problems that make the average original so much less involving
  • A longtime audiophile favorite - 5 stars: "This is a true classic... there is not a single throwaway track to be heard. Essential music for all serious jazz collections."
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Super Hot Stamper

Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1710_) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This solid pressing has a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's right up there with it
  • Made from '55/'56 mono tapes, this is everything that's good about mono
  • The size, the weight, the solidity, the clarity, the energy, the rhythmic drive - it's all here and more
  • 4 1/2 Stars [but we give it 5]: "... this Hampton Hawes date would certainly make good company for any other top jazz piano trio records in your collection."
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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Triple Plus (A+++) side one is mated with a strong Double Plus (A++) side two - you will not believe how BIG and BOLD this copy is
  • 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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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Miles Davis pressing offers an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one, and a side two that's right up there with it
  • The best copies give Davis's horn breath and bite, just like the sound of the real thing
  • Balanced, clear and undistorted, this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 5 stars: "Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience..."
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Sonny Rollins
The Bridge

  (Item #: rollibridg_1710) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A very good sounding stereo copy of this Rollins classic, earning Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it on both sides
  • The 1962 sound is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid, the bass note-like and clear
  • This is the kind of Demo Disc sound that the brilliant Ray Hall was able to engineer with tubes back in 1962, and it's glorious to hear in 2017
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The interplay between Rollins and Jim Hall [on guitar] is consistently impressive, making this a near-classic and a very successful comeback."
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Marty Paich Big Band
What's New

  (Item #: paichwhats_1710) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this copy has Tubey Magical Big Band sound to die for
  • If you large group swinging West Coast Jazz is your thing - think Art Pepper Plus Eleven - you will really get a kick out of this one
  • With All Tube 1957 engineering from the legendary Bones Howe at Radio Recorders, this record's audiophile credentials are fully in order
  • Amazon 5 Stars: "...there's a wonderful, almost nostalgic, fifties West Coast Jazz vibe warmly glowing throughout."
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Illinois Jacquet
Bottoms Up

  (Item #: jacqubotto_1710) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy of Bottoms Up has much to recommend it
  • Big, full and present, the sound is natural and balanced throughout
  • "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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Al Dimeola
Elegant Gypsy

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1710_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the best copies of this phenomenal Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic to ever hit the site -- Triple Plus (A+++) throughout
  • Both sides are incredibly lively, full-bodied, open and present -- the sound is HUGE and WEIGHTY and it rocks
  • There is a mark that plays during track one on side one so we've discounted this one accordingly
  • 5 stars: "Generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. A near classic in the fusion vein."
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Ray Brown
with The All-Star Big Band

  (Item #: brownwitht_1710) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, this is Big Band done right
  • The Tubey Magical richness of this 1962 recording is breathtaking - no modern record can touch it
  • Swinging tunes played by some of the best Jazz Pros of the day - Cannonball Adderley, Joe Newman, Tommy Flanagan and plenty more
  • This is the kind of huge, rich sound that Ray Hall engineered with tubes back in 1962, and it's glorious to hear in 2017
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Weather Report
Tale Spinnin'

  (Item #: weathtales_1710) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy of the band's 1975 release will be hard to beat
  • Recorded by Bruce Botnick at Wally Heider's, this is one of the few Weather Report albums that has anything close to audiophile sound
  • So solid, spacious, and rich, this copy has the room the myriad instruments and recorded effects need
  • "Spinnin’ convinces once again that Weather Report is the most adventurous, meticulous and consistently stimulating band working in the electric-jazz idiom.” Rolling Stone
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Art Pepper
Living Legend

  (Item #: peppelivin_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • His classic return to the recording studio in 1975, boasting his usual top quality sound, and the vinyl is fairly quiet too
  • The lineup on this LP is stellar, with Hampton Hawes on piano and keys, Shelly Manne on drums, and the great Charlie Haden on bass.
  • "Polish is for shoes and fingernails: by the late '70s Pepper was rough, raw, and nakedly vulnerable. Every solo this late in his career was an adventure." AMG
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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1710) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A true Demo Disc, with a solid Double Plus (A++) grade on side two and a side one that's close to it
  • The transients are uncannily lifelike - listen for 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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George Benson
Breezin'

  (Item #: bensobreez_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be hard to beat
  • Thanks to the superb engineering of Al Schmitt you can be sure this album has the sonic goods like nothing you've heard
  • A crossover smash that even went all the way to Number One on the pop charts, featuring the hit "This Masquerade"
  • "George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track." Allmusic, Irony Division
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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - one of the better copies to hit the site recently
  • The stereo sound is full-bodied, with wonderful immediacy to Pepper's breathy sax and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • This Yellow Label pressing plays about as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Many consider this Five Star album to be the best record Art Pepper ever made "... a diamond of recorded jazz history."
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Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth

  (Item #: nelsoblues_1710) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Oliver Nelson's masterpiece returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Clean, clear and present with a solid bass foundation, as well as the big stage this many musicians need
  • If all you know is Van Gelder's original cutting, you will surely learn a thing or two from this wonderful Hot Stamper
  • 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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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1710_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Hot Stamper grades on both sides of this 1966 release, this is a very good sounding copy from first note to last
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound is balanced, avoiding many of the problems of the originals
  • Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) wrote the title song, which became a big hit for Adderley (and later The Buckinghams), and he plays on the album
  • AMG 5 Stars: "Adderley's irrepressible exuberance was a major part of his popularity, and no document captures that quality as well -- or with such tremendous musical rewards -- as Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
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Chuck Mangione
Children of Sanchez

  (Item #: mangichild_1611x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Four excellent sides, two Double Plus (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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Al Dimeola
Elegant Gypsy

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1701s) 

Our Price: $129.99
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  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic is practically a Demo Disc
  • Both sides are lively, full-bodied, open and present -- the sound is big and bold and the music rocks
  • If you're going to buy one Al Dimeola record, his sophomore effort is clearly the one to have - it's an indisputable masterpiece
  • 5 stars: "Generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. A near classic in the fusion vein."
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Airto
Fingers

  (Item #: airtofinge_1710) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent from first note to last - Double Plus sound (A++) or BETTER 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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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612xx) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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
  • 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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Jimmy Smith
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

  (Item #: smithwhosa_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • If you dig Oliver's Nelson's swingin' BIG BRASS as much as we do you are in for a treat with this stereo pressing
  • The best sides have the kind of analog richness, warmth, and smoothness that make listening to records so involving
  • Slaughter On Tenth Avenue is the monster track leading off here, and it swings the way Walk on the Wild Side does - like crazy, man!
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Art Pepper
Today

  (Item #: peppetoday_1710) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Excellent sound from beginning to end with both sides earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Smooth sax anchors a lively and dynamic sound on this impressive find
  • The 10 minute long emotionally powerful ballad Patricia is simply phenomenal here
  • Musically the best of Pepper's later period, and exceptionally well recorded by Baker Bigsby
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and a personal favorite for close to 30 years
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Grover Washington
Feels So Good

  (Item #: washifeels_1611x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Killer Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and Double Plus (A++) 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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Weather Report
Sweetnighter

  (Item #: weathsweet_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing of Sweetnighter earned very strong Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Boogie Woogie Waltz was one of the most mindblowing tracks found on any album from 1973
  • The sound is huge, spacious, lively, transparent and punchy - this is jazz fusion that really rocks
  • " It is the groove that rules this mesmerizing album, leading off with the irresistible 3/4 marathon deceptively tagged as the "Boogie Woogie Waltz" and proceeding through a variety of Latin-grounded hip-shakers." 4 stars--Allmusic
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Weather Report
Tale Spinnin'

  (Item #: weathtales_1704s) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this copy of the band's 1975 release simply could not be beat
  • Recorded by Bruce Botnick at Wally Heider's, this is one of the few Weather Report albums that has anything close to audiophile sound
  • So solid, spacious, and rich, this copy has the room the myriad instruments and recorded effects need to open up and soar
  • "'Spinnin’ convinces once again that Weather Report is the most adventurous, meticulous and consistently stimulating band working in the electric-jazz idiom.” Rolling Stone
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Grover Washington
Winelight

  (Item #: washiwinel_1611x) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • 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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Shelly Manne & His Friends
Bells Are Ringing

  (Item #: mannebells_1709_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on vinyl that's about as quiet as these Black Label originals ever play
  • The piano sounds lifelike right from the start, a beautiful instrument in a natural space, tonally correct from top to bottom
  • The best pressings make it clear that this is a Demo Disc Quality Recording for Contemporary, and that's saying a lot
  • And the best part is that this is clearly Andre Previn's best jazz piano performance on record
  • "Previn's piano is the lead voice and his virtuosity, good taste, melodic improvising, and solid sense of swing are chiefly responsible for the music's success."
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The Mahavishnu Orchestra
The Inner Mounting Flame

  (Item #: mahavinner_1709_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's close to it, this copy has much to recommend it
  • The band's debut here is a true Jazz/Rock Fusion Demo Disc with the Big Sound we love here at Better Records
  • This album was recorded only a year after Bitches Brew single-handedly created the genre of Jazz Fusion itself
  • Allmusic 5 Stars "...a furious, high-energy, yet rigorously conceived meeting of virtuosos that, for all intents and purposes, defined the fusion of jazz and rock..."
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Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
The Dynamic Duo

  (Item #: smithdynam_1709_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides for this classic jazz collaboration - one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • Big, rich and lively throughout with very good presence, this is a fun album and an outstanding recording - thanks RVG
  • This is one of the quietest copies from our recent shootout - it's just one of the many reasons it's been years since we offered one on the site
  • "The results are incendiary -- a near-ideal meeting of yin and yang." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

  (Item #: returroman_1702x) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A KILLER copy with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) - on the right stereo this is a true Demo Disc
  • Rockin' dynamic energy as well as huge amounts of studio space on both sides make this copy the one to own
  • Our favorite Jazz Rock Fusion Album of All Time - none rocks harder - and of course we love the music
  • These are four instrumental pyrotechnicians - the band is absolutely on fire like no other album they recorded together
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Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry
Back In Bean’s Bag

  (Item #: hawkibacki_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy has the sound we love
  • All Tube, Live in the Studio Columbia Sound from 1962 - it makes a mockery of most jazz recordings
  • What a swingin' group - there is simply not a false step to be found anywhere on either side of this wonderful record
  • "Hawkins teamed up with the personable trumpeter Clark Terry for this upbeat set of-of solid swing. Terry, in particular, is in exuberant form on "Feedin' the Bean"... but Hawkins's playing (particularly on the trumpeter's ballad "Michelle") is also in fine form."
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Barney Kessel
Barney Kessel Plays Carmen

  (Item #: kessebarne_1605x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • 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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Coleman Hawkins
Hawk Eyes!

  (Item #: hawkihawke_1702x) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish and fairly quiet vinyl too
  • A wonderful ballad session from 1959 that has to be seen as yet another triumph for Rudy Van Gelder
  • Miles Davis once said: "When I heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads." He clearly learned that lesson well
  • "With such superior songs as "Through for the Night," "I Never Knew" and "La Rosita," in addition to long jams, plenty of fireworks occur during this frequently exciting session."
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The Mahavishnu Orchestra
Birds of Fire

  (Item #: mahavbirds_1709_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This British Import copy has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout- it's so smooth and natural you can just turn up your volume and let it rock
  • The overall sounds here is big and bold with excellent bass - it's as powerful and captivating as the music itself
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 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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Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson
The Timekeepers

  (Item #: basietimek_1709) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this copy was one of the best we heard in our most recent shootout
  • Both sides here are big and rich with a big bottom end and plenty of energy and presence
  • Wonderful engineering from the legendary Val Valentin, the man behind some of the best sounding jazz records of all time
  • "... this quartet date features the two pianos of Oscar Peterson and Count Basie collaborating and interacting on swing standards and blues. Any of their five albums together are worth acquiring."
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Count Basie
88 Basie Street

  (Item #: basie88bas_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy was getting the sound of this big band right
  • This is a Top Basie Big Band title in every way -- musically, sonically, you name it, 88 Basie Street has got it going on!
  • With 18 pieces in the studio this is a real powerhouse - the sound is is rich, full and HUGE
  • "One of Basie's final albums, the very appealing title cut seems to sum up his career, a lightly swinging groove with a strong melody. Two small-group performances with guest Joe Pass on guitar add variety to a particularly strong set." Allmusic
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Gary McFarland
Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon

  (Item #: mcfardoest_1702x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Outstanding Triple Triple (A+++) sound on the first Gary McFarland Hot Stamper to ever hit the site
  • If you love the sound of small group vibes-led jazz in Tubey Magical, spacious, natural sound, this album is for you
  • Pop Jazz is perhaps more accurate, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable, especially when it sounds this good
  • Love the material: God Only Knows; Here, There and Everywhere; Lady Jane; By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and more
  • An "adult prodigy," McFarland was an ingenious composer whose music could reveal shades of complex emotional subtlety and clever childlike simplicity."
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George Benson
Tell It Like It Is

  (Item #: bensotelli_1709_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • We guarantee you have never heard this music sound better than it does here, or your money back
  • Allmusic loves Benson's playing here, noting his "...often brilliantly tasty guitar fills and brief solos in many styles and three reverb-heavy vocals."
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Luiz Bonfa
Softly

  (Item #: bonfasoftl_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This original Epic pressing has superb Shootout Winning sound, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade on side one and close to it on side two
  • If you're looking to demonstrate just how good 1966 All Tube Analog sound can be, this copy is just the record that can do it
  • The soundstage, depth and height of this recording are as huge and three-dimensional as any you've heard
  • "One of the better early bossa albums by Bonfa, and one that doesn't have the sleepy quality that you find on some of his other records. Luiz' guitar is backed by a nice little combo, and the tracks have a lively rhythm, with occasional vocals, and some nice flute solos from time to time."
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Bill Evans
Quintessence

  (Item #: evansquint_1708) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, giving you an amazing copy of this wonderful Bill Evans album -- a Better Records favorite
  • It's incredibly big, full and solid with deep punchy bass
  • Relatively quiet Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus vinyl, damn good for Fantasy in the '70s
  • Evans is joined here by an all-star lineup of Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown and the great Philly Joe Jones.
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Bill Evans
Moon Beams

  (Item #: evansmoonb_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is one of the better copies of Bill Evans' 1962 classic to ever hit the site
  • Full-bodied and warm, exactly the way vintage analog should sound, yet as clear and as open as any pressing you've ever heard
  • The first album Evans recorded after Scott LaFaro's death and it is deep - what an immersive experience
  • Allmusic raves it's "...so well paced and sequenced the record feels like a dream ... Moonbeams was a startling return to the recording sphere and a major advancement in his development as a leader."
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Ramsey Lewis Trio
The In Crowd

  (Item #: lewisincro_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • It's taken us years, but Lewis's breakout bestselling album The In Crowd finally makes its debut at Better Records
  • If you want to know what jazz at an intimate nightclub would have sounded like in 1965, play this record - this is that sound
  • AMG raves "...this is the moment where Lewis shined the brightest, the "in crowd" at the club was verbally into it, and the time for this music was right."
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Chet Baker
Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe

  (Item #: bakerplays_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard bar none
  • Big, rich, smooth, open, natural, with plenty of tight bass - what's not to like? This copy is killin' it
  • Some of the best jazz guys of the day back up Chet on this one: Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Herbie Mann and more
  • "...the timelessness of the melodies, coupled with the assembled backing aggregate, make Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (1959) a memorable concept album."
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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_1701x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) or better sound on both sides on very quiet vinyl - this copy plays a true Mint Minus
  • One of our favorite Sonny Rollins records for sound, and this side two nearly earned a Triple Plus grade
  • 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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Bob Cooper
Coop! The Music Of Bob Cooper

  (Item #: coopecoopt_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • These guys are playing live in the studio and you can really feel their presence on every track -- assuming you have a copy that sounds like this one
  • An amazing 1958 All Tube Live-in-the-Studio Jazz recording by the legendary Roy DuNann
  • "Tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper's only Contemporary album is a near-classic and one of his finest recordings ...This set is an underrated gem."
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Revisited

  (Item #: mingurevis_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding sound on this wonderful original Limelight LP - both earned Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • 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
  • Two tracks are contrapuntal arrangements of two swing era pieces, whereby "Take the "A" Train" (left channel) is paired with a simultaneous "Exactly Like You" (right channel), and likewise "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" with "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart".
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Frank Sinatra - Duke Ellington
Francis A. & Edward K.

  (Item #: sinatfranc_1708) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • One of the better copies of this top quality recording to hit the site, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Outstanding size and weight with rich, clear brass and good space up top - thanks Lee Herschberg!
  • Sinatra is both natural and present - he actually sounds like he is standing on the same stage as Ellington's band
  • "... this collaboration between America's most popular singing icon and pre-eminent jazz composer still endures as one of Sinatra's most enjoyable Reprise-era albums."
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Paul Quinichette
On The Sunny Side

  (Item #: quinionthe_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this long out of print OJC title boast lively, big and clear Double Plus (A++) sound quality
  • With three saxophones and a trombone, this is a fresh combination that really brings out the best in all the players during this Prestige jam session, a format for which they are justly famous
  • I raved about this album when it was in print many years ago - it's solidly swinging jazz that belong in your collection
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Waldron's three originals (highlighted by "Cool-Lypso") allow plenty of room for swinging, and Quinichette (who also performs "On the Sunny Side of the Street") sounds comfortable interacting with the younger musicians. An enjoyable and underrated release."
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Stan Getz
What The World Needs Now

  (Item #: getz_whatt_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • Stan interprets these songs beautifully - for those who don't mind a bit of easy listening from time to time, this is music worth playing
  • Another top jazz recording from Rudy Van Gelder - big, bold and lively, just the right sound for this music
  • "Forget those snobs who dismiss this album, Getz does a wonderful job interpreting some of Bacharach's hits. He "jazzes" up A House is not a Home" with a nice upbeat tempo and "Alfie" is lush with his wonderful tenor sax."
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Freddie Hubbard
Straight Life

  (Item #: hubbastrai_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound for this Five Star Freddie Hubbard album - both sides earned high grades in our shootout
  • This was one of the biggest, clearest and most lively copies we played - it's like live music when the levels are way up (and we mean way up)
  • A prime example of the kind of spacious, low-distortion, dynamic and energetic sound Rudy Van Gelder was getting in 1971
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "Straight Life is actually arguably Hubbard's greatest recording ... Hubbard is frequently astounding on "Straight Life" (check out that introduction) and "Mr. Clean," constructing classic solos."
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Shorty Rogers Big Band
Jazz Waltz

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1606x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Triple Triple -- both sides 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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Sonny Rollins
On Impulse

  (Item #: rollionimp_1705_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • As good as side one was, when we got around to side two we were knocked out by some of the best Sonny Rollins sax sound we've EVER heard
  • Side two was so much bigger, fuller and richer than the other side twos we heard, and his sax was really jumpin' out of the speakers
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "This date is significant for the manner in which Rollins attacks five standards with a quartet that included pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Mickey Roker."
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Illinois Jacquet
Bottoms Up

  (Item #: jacqubotto_1607x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This is clearly the best sounding copy of Bottoms Up to ever hit the site - Double Plus (A++) on side one, Triple Plus (A+++) on side two!
  • Both sides played a True Mint Minus, which means this copy is not only exceptionally good sounding, but exceptionally quiet to boot
  • 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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Chet Baker
You Can't Go Home Again

  (Item #: bakeryouca_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • If you like the kind of music Grover Washington was making around the time of Mister Magic, this sis the album for you
  • This kind of funky Soul Jazz is not for everyone but Chet is such a great player he makes it work
  • "...one of Baker's most important latter-day albums."
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Andre Previn & His Pals
West Side Story

  (Item #: previwests_1608s) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • With excellent Hot Stamper grades on both sides this real Contemporary pressing has the sound we love
  • Clean and clear, with practically no smear on the piano and surprisingly big bass, this is a good way to hear these bouncy tunes
  • Yet another Demo Disc for Contemporary, and more of the brilliant work of their legendary engineer, Roy Dunann
  • One of Andre Previn's better jazz performances - his pals Manne and Mitchell are no slouches either
  • "As usual, the melodies are treated respectfully yet swingingly, and Andre Previn in particular excels in this setting."
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Stanley Turrentine
Sugar

  (Item #: turresugar_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this copy is rich, musical and enjoyable
  • A dynamic and energetic recording by Rudy Van Gelder that really jumps on a copy like this
  • With top talent like Freddie Hubbard and George Benson, you will have a hard time finding a funkier Soul Jazz record
  • AMG raves: " If jazz fans are interested in Turrentine beyond the Blue Note period — and they should be — this is a heck of a place to listen for satisfaction."
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Barney Kessel
Vol. 3: To Swing Or Not To Swing

  (Item #: kessetoswi_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Great Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and only the second copy to hit the site in many years
  • Clean, clear and lively with a big bottom end and lots of energy
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Guitarist Barney Kessel's string of recordings for Contemporary in the 1950s included some of the finest work of his career ... highly recommended to fans of straight-ahead jazz." - All Music
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Shorty Rogers Big Band
Jazz Waltz

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1609) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • 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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